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In 1992, the last time the Astros had a number one draft pick they skipped over Derek Jeter and drafted Phil Nevin.  As they say, the rest is history.  Or as an Astro fan says, “The rest never happened because I became a Texas Rangers fan.  Go Hamilton!”  This year the Astros weren’t letting it happen again.  With their number one pick, they selected 17-year-old shortstop, Carlos Correa.  To put this in fantasy perspective, the Astros took Ramon Castro 17th overall in 1994.   They took Jiovanni Mier in the first round as a shortstop and he’s still battling in High-A.  I’m sure Correa’s better than these guys.  I’m just being a wet blanket, which is appropriate since Correa was just wetting beds a few years ago.  Unless you’re in a very deep, dynasty league, I’d just stash the Correa name away for three years down the road.  For guys that might have a more immediate impact, check out what our prospect writer, Scott, said in his 2012 baseball draft fantasy breakdown whosie-ma-thingie.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Psyche!  Before we get into today’s roundup, wanted to draw attention to the contest we’re holding.  We’re giving away a fifty-five inch 3D TV.  Why?  Cause we’re rad and we love you.  Will you be my friend?  How about now?  Now?  Okay, whatever.  Just go enter the contest.  Anyway II, here’s the roundup:

Lucas Duda – Hit his 9th HR and is now up to 32 RBIs.  It’s like he’s doing an Ike Davis impersonation and Ike Davis is impersonating doodie.

Jon Niese – Left his Sunday start because of a rapid heartbeat but says he should be fine for his next start against the Yanks.  The Mets would like to keep his standing heart rate below 190 for the game but will let it go up to 220 if he has a chance at a no-hitter.

Jason Bay – Was supposed to return from the DL on Tuesday, but he won’t because of illness.  What’s it called when a Canadian misses extended time from work?  A maple leaf of absence.  *sad trombone*

Jon Rauch – Was sent to the hospital with a sore elbow.  Should’ve never got that M.A.S.H. elbow tattoo.

Dillon Gee – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, and 65 Ks in 70 1/3 IP.  Hitters must feel okay about striking out against him because he’s so modest.  You know, oh Gee.  His splits don’t say to start him home or away and his terrible starts (6 2/3 IP, 7 ER vs. SF, 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER vs. Milwaukee) don’t seem to have any rhyme or reason, so I’d be careful with him in mixed leagues.  Obviously, in NL-Only leagues, you gotta do what you gotta do.  Gee, thanks, Grey.  Cute, Random Italicized Voice.

Dave Bush – Released by the Phillies and being pursued by a Korean team.  Only they’re saying, “We want hair pie.”

Vance Worley – 4 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Yup, that elbow of his is as good as new!  The Phils removed him after 80 pitches because he has bone chips in his elbow!  No, they removed him because they couldn’t remove the bone chips!  No, they removed him because it was his first start back.  Have I mentioned he has bone chips in his elbow?  For those of you without your MD from University of Phoenix, bone chips in the elbow is not good.

Adam Jones – His wrist MRIs came back negative and he plans on playing today.  He tweeted, “Thanks for all the concern but I’m All good.  On the way to BeanTown.”  And that’s Sh*t My Best Fantasy Outfielder Says.

Joe Mauer – Didn’t start yesterday’s game due to his sprained right thumb.  Geez, even Ebert would play through that.

Trevor Plouffe – 1-for-4, as he hit his 7th home run.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!  Fun Fact!  The Chamorro people of Guam have twelve hundred words for the word ‘beach,’ but they don’t have one word for Plouffe.  In Guam, they’d call him Trevor Something.

Justin Morneau – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs as he hit his 10th homer last night.  After going cold for the month of 2011, he’s shown some life this year with his power, but his average sure hasn’t sniffed the smelling salts.  Since his BABIP is lower than it should be, there’s a good chance he will start to get hits besides the ones going out of the yard.

Will Smith – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  Whatever, he doesn’t sweat you.  He just had the number one movie in the country.

Mike Moustakas – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer as he hits .285.  This is what Hosmer was supposed to be doing this year.  Are we sure they didn’t switch bodies?  Someone ask Moustakas what’s the best way to cure any malady.  If he doesn’t answer Windex, he’s not really Greek.

Alex Presley – Recalled by the Pirates.  He was doing in Triple-A what he was supposed to be doing this year in the majors (5 homers, 4 steals in 18 games).  I wouldn’t drop anyone yet to pick him up, but I’ll be watching him like a cyclops with a monocle.  (Bee tee dubya, I blame you for the ‘cyclops with a monocle’ saying not taking off yet.  Until Bieber tweets it, I will not let up.)

Jeff Samardzija – 5 IP, 2 ER, 12 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks,  He should lower his arm angle some more to confuse hitters and copy editors with his Samardzijarine motion.

James Russell – Entered a losing game in the 7th inning.  Most times this would spell the end of a closer, but he was relieving Marmol, so Sveum probably figured it was the ninth inning.  Sveum, “I got 95% of my brain remembering how to spell my last name; you think I got room in my melon to be tracking innings?  What am I, a sabermetrician?  By the way, do sabermetricians use a hieroglyphic sword symbol when they want to write the number one?  I’m curious.  But don’t tell me, I got no room for that jazzamatazz!”

Starlin Castro – Sveum said he might bench Castro if he doesn’t focus better.  “If I can remember how to spell my last name, he can remember how many outs there are!”

Anthony Rizzo – Sveum said Rizzo wouldn’t be up for interleague play, then went on to say, “Seriously, if I have to answer one more question, I’m gonna go full spazz on someone.”

Jeremy Affeldt – The Affeldt Duck got the save yesterday.  Casilla’s still nursing a sore knee, but why didn’t Bochy bring in Romo?  Your guess = my guess.  Even if Casilla can’t return for the Giants next game, I don’t think Affeldt sees many more saves, so stop salivating, he’s just a LOOGY.

Buster Posey – 0-for-0 with 4 walks.  Someone in an OBP league just smiled on the inside.  See, people who play in OBP leagues are very reserved.

Ryan Vogelsong – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Out of 19 surrendered runs this year, 10 have come in the 2nd inning.  And you can tell everybody, that’s Vogelsong.  In the 2nd inning, he’s quite hittable, but after that they’ll be none.

Clayton Kershaw – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  The ESPN Baseball Preview Magazine Curse still looks like it’s only for surnames of L thru Z.

Dee Gordon – 2-for-4.  Hey, baby steps, right?  Yeah, but he should take long strides, because he got caught stealing yesterday.

Elian Herrera – 1-for-4 with his 2nd steal.  Gotta love when you have a short schedule day and the guy who’s usually on your bench gets into the lineup and steals.  I’m talking to Rudy here, because he owns Herrera in the RCL.

Christian Friedrich – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Now has a 1.80 ERA in away games and 10.64 ERA in Coors.  You know how teenaged boys used to hide centerfolds in a Boy’s Life magazine?  Inside their magazines, Rockies pitchers hide a picture of Petco.

Wilin Rosario – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Two days before the Rockies first game of the season, I said, “81, 97 and 91 aren’t the three highest IQs of Jersey Shore castmates.  It’s the number of games Ramon Hernadez has played the last three years.  Wilin hit 21 homers last year in Double-A and now he’s backing up Ramon.  In 2 catcher leagues, I’d go ahead and add him in the landmark case of sooner vs later.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Only thing that looks off, he’s way more valuable than just a 2nd catcher.

Krispie Young – 0-for-3 and 6-for-46 since he returned from his injury.  FMFBBL!

Scott Feldman – 1 2/3 IP, 8 ER vs. the A’s in Oakland.  Damn, Feldman looked like a Lost Boy.

Jarrod Parker – 8 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 3 BBs, 6 Ks to lower his ERA and WHIP to 2.40/1.21.  He’s owned in only 7% of leagues.  I swear to you, I looked at that number twice from two different angles, thinking it had to really be 70%.  Nope, zero-seven, though the zero’s silent, as in people don’t say it.  I told you to pick up Parker when he was called up back in April.  His K/BB rate isn’t gorgeous, so don’t drop anyone too worthwhile, but he should be owned.

Seth Smith – 4-for-5, 1 RBI and 2 runs as he confused Ranger pitchers and lispers alike.

Brandon Inge – 2-for-4. 4 RBIs and his 6th homer.  It’s been 6 homers in only 26 games, so definitely a power B-Inge, but he’s also batting .186 which is I.N.G.E. (I’m Not Good at Everything).

Ervin Santana – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  You fell in love with the streamboat.

Kendrys Morales – Two solo homers yesterday.  The Morales of the story is if you start three 1st basemen, you’re bound to get something from one of them.

Mike Trout – 4-for-4, 2 RBIs, average now up to .338.  When are the Angels going to capitalize on their young phenom and start mass producing Rally Fish and thundersticks filled with water and a goldfish?

Allen Craig – 2-for-3 with a HR.  All this guy does is time on the DL and hit.  If he’s available in your league, pick him up.  Don’t make Craig resort to sitting in the bathroom stall next to you, tapping his feet.

Adron Chambers – Playing CF for the Cards while Jon Jay and Shane Robinson (migraine) are out.  He’s a SAGNOF option for deep leagues.  If I was Matheny, I’d keep him on the roster just to yell his name when I needed a pinch-runner in late innings.  Adddrooon!

Chase Utley – So far so good as he hit a HR and a double in a Monday extended spring training game.  He’s right on pace to make the extended All-Star game in November.

502 Responses

  1. ferris says:
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    drop one of bedard, nolasco or niese

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @ferris, Not Niese. Now flip a coin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ferris, Bedard

  2. Grey's da man! says:
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    Would you start Mark Reynolds the next few days in place of Freeman who is hitting .174 in the last 30 days?

    Btw, I traded for Lynn for Freeman a month ago when he was hitting over .310 – I was last place in average. Well he is now hitting .246 and I am even deeper in the hole..FMFBBL!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Dah…. I’d start Reynolds for a few days, yeah…

  3. wilsmithomiam says:
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    Dee Gordon’s CS happened because he had already overslid the bag by the time the ball got there. That should probably be a SB and a pick off or something.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @wilsmithomiam, He should’ve kept going to 3rd…

  4. chata says:
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    @ Grey :
    “And you can tell everybody, that’s Vogelsong.”

    i hope you don’t mind …. but now , you’re just getting weird .

    crazy uncle bob’s just sitting in the corner , shaking his head .
    “I TOLD his mother” .

    • Steve says:
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      @chata, There’s a joke, and I know it very well…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Bob’s got his own problems…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        yeah , but he mumbles so much , it’s difficult to understand
        what he’s trying to say .

  5. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    presley or herrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Presley

  6. Chomp Samba says:
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    Fatt Adams’ average is .277 now — the same as his weight. Allen “Wrench” Craig edged him out at 1B for the 2nd straight game. Do you think Boba Fatt will be relegated to couch-potato’ing it on the bench or will Craig go back to the OF? Berkman seems at least 8 weeks away.

    • Prezii says:
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      @Chomp Samba, Craig hits tators, Adams eats them!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Prezii, they just called up Chambers, not looking so good for the buffet

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Prezii, HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chomp Samba, Yeah, Adams is losing major playing time.

  7. Prezii says:
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    Mauer and morrow for a-gon. Who wins? Adrian right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, Adrian

  8. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Maybe if Eric Hosmer changed his name like Giancarlo did then he will hit better…….and now presenting Derrick Homer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Anything at this point…

  9. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    1) Start Reddick v. Holland or Jennings v. Pettitte?

    2) Drop Soriano for JD Martinez? Obp league plus xbh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, 1) Reddick 2) Yup

  10. Voodoo says:
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    Struggling at first base as I lost in the Lind sweepstakes. But just traded for Dunn. Please rank the following for a keeper league as I need to shed weight (not Dunn) at 1st: Rizzo, Smoak, LaRoche. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Voodoo, Rizzo, Smoak

  11. Ralph Macchio says:
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    Hardcore sonofabenched on Parker. I logged in 6 different times to add and remove him from my starting spot, wanted to trust him at home vs the Rangers but just couldn’t…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Ralph Macchio, Those Rangers aint quite the same animal at home.

      Think on the road you can trust most of your guys against them. Question is though how the shizz is Parker still only 7% owned in ESPN, he’s got a friggin 2.4ERA for Jesus Montero sake!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Ralph Macchio, been there before, it’ like an OCD sonofabench, you’re in, you’re out, you’re in, you’re out, you’re in, you’re out, you’re in, you’re out……I’ve owned Ricky Nolaco before.

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Ralph Macchio, the Rangers very rarely hit pitchers they have not seen before. As a team they are fairly weak vs good change ups as well. Doesn’t mean they won’t randomly destroy someone, just my past observations.

      • Simply Fred

        simply fred says:
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        @mauledbypandas, Rangers rank #1 in all of MLB in team OPS on the road. Cust Kayin’.

        • mauledbypandas says:
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          @simply fred, I believe it. They destroy good pitching all the time. It’s the Jerome Williams types that get them usually.

  12. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    “Jeremy Affeldt – The Affeldt Duck got the save yesterday. Casilla’s still nursing a sore knee, but why didn’t Bochy bring in Romo? Your guess = my guess.”

    Romo pitched the previous 2 nights and I also added Romo to my team so inevitably Romo will turn into Marmol or will get hurt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Yeah, I guess… He could’ve brought him in again though…

      • bean says:
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        @Grey, Romo is having elbow issues and that is the reason he will not be used in a closer role. He cannot pitch day after day and carry a big workload so he is stuck at the 8th inning unless this changes.

        His slider got him to the majors but it is also limiting his innings/pitches.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good to know….Thanks!

  13. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Can anyone tell me how Saunders gave up 4 Runs but was only charged with 3 earned when there were no errors in the game?

    Trying to figure out if I really have that bad of luck this year where they miraculously hand out QS’s against me and should trade out for next year.

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, A run scored due to a passed ball is not recorded as an earned run.

  14. TheNewGuy says:
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    Berry or Revere if you need speed?

    Oh and just traded Fatt Adams and Ricky-Ro to buy low on A-Gonz in my 16 teamer, dude must’ve been really cheesed off with Gonzo so far. I done good right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Revere… You done good…

  15. Kevin says:
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    Have to drop one because of player coming off DL. Friedrich, Matusz, Liriano or Ubaldo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kevin, Friedrich

  16. crock says:
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    What pitchers should i be looking to get in return for Strasburg? CC, Price, Bumgarner reasonable return? Wanting to bail on him with his impending innings cap

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @crock, I’d take any of them…

  17. Dirty Jersey says:
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    NERRRDS!!!!

    hair pie – hilarious….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dirty Jersey, Hehe

  18. Ham and Eggs says:
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    Hey Grey,

    You did not mention about “The Other White Meat” hitting a home run and looking like he is on another streak.

    Saw another nickname for him on FG: “Compliant Pork”

    Now that is funny.

    H&E

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ham and Eggs, Okay

  19. PublicEnemy#1 says:
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    I’m looking to trade Matt Adams for some middle infidel depth. Would you rather have Ackley or Scutaro? Exciting, I know…it’s a 16 team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PublicEnemy#1, Ackley

  20. TheNewGuy says:
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    Would you trade Zimmerman for Freese in an OBP league? Serious question, Zimm like you know has been god AWFUL this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, I’d take Freese

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey, Wow…Freeman too?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @TheNewGuy, Nah, not Freeman…

  21. Schmo Hawks says:
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    The Astros passed over Jeter because he threatened to go to Michigan if they drafted him. He used that leverage to make sure the Yankees drafted him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schmo Hawks, Gotcha

      • supra says:
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        @Grey, Let’s be real though… FIVE teams passed on him, not just the Astros.

        • supra says:
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          that was directed to Schmo Hawks… maybe Jeter used that leverage across the board, but 5 teams blew that one.

  22. BERK says:
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    Any of these SPs seem worth a stream this fine day? Francisco Lirians (@KC), Anthony Bass (in the Whale’s Vagina against the Giants), Bruce Chen (Min), Chris Young the Tall (@Was), Garret Richards (whoever that is, at home in LAA against Sea).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BERK, Not really… Liriano

  23. Sawx10 says:
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    @Grey

    I hope vogelsong doesn’t mind that you put that down in words.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sawx10, Ha!

  24. Purewater says:
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    “Released by the Phillies and being pursued by a Korean team. Only they’re saying, “We want hair pie.”

    What they’re really saying is they want LaHair pie. Thanks for the Kendrys recommendation yesterday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Purewater, Hehe… No problem

  25. Niq Castro says:
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    Hi Razzallers – Rest o the year – Ian Desmond or Jed Lowrie? (regular 5 categories + obp)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Niq Castro, Desmond

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Niq Castro, Actually Lowrie…

      • Niq Castro says:
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        @Grey, HAHA! Those are my answers, too.

        I’m guessing they are close enough, with Desmond for steals and lowrie for avg/obp, its wash-ish on the others… ish.

  26. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    dynasty league .
    just picked up wilhelmsen … loved how he came in and got out of that
    8th inning jam against the come-back minded angels last night by retiring
    pujols and striking out trumbo , and then took care of business in the 9th
    to secure the win for the mariners and pick-up the save … though i DO wish he threw more 1st pitch fast-balls (over-all , he’s 65-35% fast-balls/junk , but last night he attacked the big boys with 1st pitch junk) .
    but , you gotta like the 5-out save and the manager’s faith in him .

    anywho , the choice came down on ‘who to drop’ … russell or thayer ?
    with longoria coming off the dl , around the 1st week of july , this will ,
    at most , be a one-month mistake .
    i dropped thayer .

    would like to hear your thoughts .
    should i have dropped russell , 1st ??

    • chata says:
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      edit *
      for all the nit-pickers out there , pujols was ‘effectively retired’ as
      he weakly grounded into a fielder’s choice , while men were on 2nd and 3rd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Street’s about to return… Lose Thayer…

  27. Grey's da man! says:
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    Would you drop Scott for Schafer, Duda, Parra, Moreland, R davis, Brantley?

    Of out 12 teams I have a 6 in Runs and HR and a 4 in RBI, SB and AVG..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, I’d hold…

  28. WrightWatch says:
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    .231 over last 15 games… HOW DARE YOU NOT MENTION HIS GREATNESS MORE OFTEN. COVER-UP!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WrightWatch, Ha

  29. Mr. Rickey says:
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    What to do with Smyly:

    A. Start today v. CLE

    B. Bench but hold him

    C. Drop him.

    Also, at 2B, Espinosa or Barney ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey, A. Yes… Espinosa

  30. WhineSpritzer says:
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    All things being equal (no tough pitching matchups), who’s the odd man out today?
    Smoak
    Rasmus
    Frazier
    Morales

    Frazier yeah?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, Frazier

  31. Sideshow says:
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    KK (Oak) hit a HR & getting everyday ABs. Any attractiveness in 16 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sideshow, Yup

  32. Go Nats Go says:
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    Doubount or Bucholz rest of season? Also JPA or Rosario rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Go Nats Go, Doubount… JP

  33. papasmurf says:
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    Dee’s not doing well on the bases. Does he need more lessons or something? It does look like he’s handling the bat better so that’s encouraging.

    Allen Craig just mashes. If he’s still available in any league, it can’t be a competitive one. 1b/2b/lf/cf/rf eligible. Super valuable player.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @papasmurf, Only 1B and OF in ESPN…god I wish he was 2B eligable, Ackley’s been mega yawnstipating.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf, Agreed, agreed…

  34. TiRADE says:
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    Beltre\Aviles or Beltre\Zobrist for Kinsler\AJackson or Kinsler\Jennings. Which combo is a Good Trade? or are they all just Bad Trade (TiRADE)?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @TiRADE, They’re all fair, with Kinsler/Jennings be the best side.

  35. Grey's da man! says:
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    Looking for avg/runs/sb boost. Would you trade Viciedo and Oswalt for Trout?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Yes. Trout is the deal. I just traded Marcum and Rios for him.

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        @WhineSpritzer, does your passing to comment when you agree grey?

    • Simply Fred

      simply fred says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, offered dunn and rizzo for trout–rejected.

  36. Graveyard Duck says:
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    Grey, in what order would you rank Inge, Wiggy, and Doumit going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Graveyard Duck, Wiggy, Doumit

  37. Brad Lincoln Vampie Hunter will take Morton’s spot in the rotation for now. He’ll start Tuesday in Cincinnati. Does anyone know why he is not starting tonight ( besides he sucks)- I streamed him yesterday because he looked good all year round – yes it was a deep league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Baseball, Just getting him in the rotation flow with the other starters…

    • Simply Fred

      simply fred says:
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      @Mr Baseball, MLB has Burnett tonight and Lincoln to follow tomorrow night at CIN. (appears ESPN is lagging)

  38. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    I tell you what, if GreyVISION is correct and Peacock is going to be better than Parker… I am “Pretty, Ptetty, PPPRRREEETTTYYYYYYY….” excited!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Talented Mr. Dope Man, Ha

  39. Grey's da man! says:
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    Best streamer this week?

    Bailey home vs PIT
    E Jackson home vs Mets
    Volquez at home vs Giants
    PJ Walters at home vs Cubs
    Eovaldi at Mariners

    Thanks!

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Volquez

  40. Mr Nose says:
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    “There once was a man named Wilin. Ever a fastball he was a killin’. In a two catcher league, Mr Nose rode the mighty steed to their first championship, God willin’.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Nose, Very nice!

  41. brett says:
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    Offered Alex Gordon for Chris Sale. Who do you like, Razzball?

    • Hunter says:
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      @brett, Chris Sale. He’s probably on a IP limit, but man, Gordon sure is looking lousy. And I’m a sucker for high K pitchers.

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @brett, You can do better than Gordon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brett, Agree with Whine

  42. Hunter says:
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    How was Ervin Santana a bad start (streamboat) yesterday? I didn’t fall in love with the dude. I know he’s a bad pitcher. But it’s a start against Seattle in a pitcher’s park. Good chance for a win, even if not, he probably only hurts me to the tune of 6 IP, 3-4 ER, and a 1.50 WHIP. Whoops!

    WTF is up with you Santana?

    But the even worse news is that I’m in such a deep league that the BEST pitcher on my waiver wire right now is Ubaldo Jimenez. Yep, Ervin Santana wearing a different uniform. I think they just fly him back and forth between LA and Cleveland hope nobody figures it out.

    I hate fantasy baseball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hunter, Ha, great rant…

  43. Schizer says:
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    What would be fair value for kinsler & lester? I offered butler, kendrick, & latos. Id be willing to throw in/swap out any of morneau, cuddyer, oswalt, marcum, samardzija, or rizzo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schizer, I bet you would… You’re giving every piece you don’t want for two good players…

      • Schizer says:
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        @Grey, haha. Truth! Add in lincecum & worley and it’s a veritable who’s who of players I wish I didn’t own. Should add that it’s a 12 team H2H league with a bunch of extra categories (2B, 3B, KO, BB, GDP for offense; BBI, L, BS, CG, SO for pitching). What if I gave Lawrie, Kendrick, Latos? My 3B would end up being mini donkey if I lose lawrie which may be more frustrating than rolling with my current lineup.

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Schizer, That looks more fair… I’d still take Kinsler…

  44. Deadwoods says:
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    Danny Knobler of CBS Sports says that the Diamondbacks will promote Trevor Bauer “soon.” How much credence do you put in that report?

    • Can’t put much credence on ‘soon’. Is that next week? Two weeks? Four weeks? I’d say Bauer is stashable in 14+ team mixed leagues or deep bench leagues. In a format like RCL (12 team, 3 bench), you can’t waste a roster spot by stashing an SP. It’s also more defensible in weekly leagues vs. daily (i LOVE using middle relievers in daily leagues and benching SPs when they’re not starting)

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Rudy Gamble, Yeah, Bauer and Rizzo have me checking their callup statuses 3x a day. I already have Rizzo stashed (12tm H2H), and he was supposed to be called up “soon” three weeks ago.

    • Deadwoods says:
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      Also, would you stash him now on a team like mine that has mediocre starting pitchers in 10-team points league with not much to choose from on waivers?

  45. Turk Wendell says:
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    Frazier over Betemit?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Turk Wendell, Yes

  46. Shmael says:
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    Trade away Jim Johnson for Zambrano? Leading the league in saves (by 8) and have Rodney and Papelbon. Pitching staff has been mediocre with Lincecum, Latos, Garza, Darvish, Moore, Lynn, and Lilly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shmael, Eh… I think you can do better/different than Z, but it’s totally fair…

  47. tyler says:
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    12 team 6×6 (holds and obp)

    moustakas for aroldis?

    i have davis and wright.

    my hitting slightly weaker then pitching 4th in saves, Ks would be nice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tyler, Sounds fair…

  48. Holmes says:
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    Is Tim hudson droppable at this point? I need to add some OF help, and don’t know who else to drop out of:
    Daniel Hudson (can’t drop right, maybe its just a mancrush)
    Felix dubront
    Felipe Paulino
    lance lynn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Holmes, I’d drop Doubront before Tim…

  49. Chillmodious says:
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    Time for a two-bagger! (Aside: remember when they used to sell ‘two-bagger’ shelled peanuts at most baseball stadiums? One of those and a cool-a-coo would keep me happy for hours. Didn’t even matter that a game was being played. Hey, I was a kid! And I thought Brett Butler was the ‘player of the future’ on my hometown Dodgers. Don’t judge me! But I digress…) That two-bagger:

    1. Drop any of my current pitchers for Jarrod Parker, or hold? (Paulino/Burnett/Cahill/Bailey are out there too if you like more than Parker or what I’ve already got):

    SPs: Greinke, Anibal, Hanson, Jaime Garcia, Lynn, Samardz, McCarthy
    RPs: Perez, Casilla, Downs, (Santos on DL)

    2. Separate question… I tend to think League will have the closer job back soon, shaky or not, but do I drop Downs for Wilhelmsen, League, or hold?

    3. (Bonus three-bagger!) Thank you. Also thank you for some strong roundups lately. I meant to comment on your “Young Don Mattingly” reference a couple days back–still has me chuckling.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Ha! I remember… 1. You have no one to drop… 2. I would 3. Thanks!

  50. supra says:
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    Someone just released Shelby Miller in my keeper league… haven’t heard anything in a while, any thoughts on him for ’12?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra, Maybe up in September… Looks like he’ll compete next year for a spot… Barring injury…

  51. nightpandas says:
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    drop Burnett (wsh) for Pryor or Wilhelmson? Linking the strikeouts with Pryor, how long till you think he closes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Wilhelmsen… Next year maybe…

  52. Holmes says:
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    Thinking of sending Jim Johnson and Lance Lynn for his Desmond Jennings, good idea? (or do you think Desmond could lag when he gets back)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Holmes, Yup

  53. jerky says:
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    12team Roto…my Haren for Carlos Quinton and aceves …my OF’S are beltran, kubel, Frenchy, viciedo, and maybin on the bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jerky, I’d take Haren, and I don’t like Haren this year…

  54. Which side (12 team mixed keeper points league)?

    Hosmer, Wieters, Lynn/Greinke, Ian Kennedy?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @MetalManic, Hosmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MetalManic, It is close, and depends on needs… I’d take Greinke in some leagues…

  55. vottomatic says:
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    I definately dropped Trout at the beginning of the due to injuries and thinking Sciossiapath was gonna stick with his AARP outfield lineup. I now want to get kicked in the nuts until I turn purple and pass out…… at least I’m still doing better than the guy that picked him up. BTW, Bochy and Sciossia should talk, maybe then Belt would get some Muthfuckin’ playing time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @vottomatic, Ha!

  56. potus says:
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    Great work as always! Keep her up!

    What type of bat should I expect in return for Kimbrell? 20 team standard league so saves are tough to come by but so are quality FA bats.

    Target the Aramis’s of the world or shoot higher?

    Thanks in advance,

    -YHL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @potus, Thanks! Shoot higher…

  57. shibboleth says:
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    Ryan Zimmerman seems like a good buy low opportunity, right?
    Signed,
    Desperate for offense with nothing to trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @shibboleth, Not really, but you can try him if you have nothing to lose…

  58. Bill_Buckner says:
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    @grey, I LOLed at the buster posey blurb.

    Would you trade kinsler and tulo for votto and reyes? Kinsler is my utility guy..12 team standard 5×5 roto…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill_Buckner, Thanks! I’d take Votto…

  59. joecoz1 says:
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    Jarrod Parker or Matusz for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joecoz1, Parker

  60. Commish Cauda says:
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    ROS in a deep H2H-Points League, (SB=3, CS=-1, SO=-1)?

    Ben Revere
    Rajai Davis
    Gregor Blanco
    Juan Pierre

    • Commish Cauda says:
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      @Commish Cauda,

      Add Adam Presley into the mix too. Thanks.

      • Commish Cauda says:
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        @Commish Cauda,

        oops..Alex Presley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Commish Cauda, Davis

  61. Bill_Buckner says:
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    @grey, a follow up!

    Uggla or panda ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill_Buckner, Uggla

  62. Manute Bologna says:
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    I’m last in my 6×6 roto league OPS (and K’s for hitters) in K, OPS, and R. Decently ranked in Save’s but only have Chapman, Soriano, and Kimbrel.

    Mulling trading a closer and waiting for the next Closepocalypse to pick up someone’s scraps.

    Any of these trades good?

    Soriano for de Aza?
    Kimbrel and the corpse of Ryan Zimmerman for Beltre? Feel like I’m giving up way too much in that one but Zimmerman and his 0.647 OPS are killing me : (

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither are good…

      • Manute Bologna says:
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        @Grey, What type of value should I be looking for when shopping those two guys? Can you give an example of a one for one that you’d do for each one? From there I can probably shop around for comparable players

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Manute Bologna, Soriano should get you more than a totally replaceable OF… Kimbrel deal is not as bad, but feels like you should get more even with how terrible Zimm’s been… Soriano/Zimmerman for Beltre?

          • chata says:
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            @Grey,

            de aza is among the league leaders in runs scored , and
            he steals a base or two .
            decent average .

  63. Brian says:
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    Better pick up: Paul Goldschmidt or Jordan Pacheco.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian, Gold

  64. Chris says:
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    Where does Bailey fit in with Boston’s bullpen when he comes of the DL? Do you think he takes back to the closer role right away? What will happen to Aceves? Setup role or back to Starting?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris, I think he’s the closer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris, And Aceves goes into setup…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris, Though he could whine his way into a starting role…

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Especially if Daniel is Bard from the rotation…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Chillmodious, Ha!

  65. Charles says:
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    Rumor has it Bauer will be called up soon. He’s at 73 IP already.
    What will his IP limit be this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charles, 20 over what it was last year…

      • Charles says:
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        @Grey, he only threw 25 IP last year in the minors.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He threw 136 innings in college…

          • Charles says:
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            @Grey, Touché. Looks like he should be good for about 180 this year.

  66. L-Boogie says:
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    Worth trying to trade for Alexei Ramirez when I have Aybar? Big difference ROS?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think it’s tomato-tomahto in the big picture…

  67. El_Hombre says:
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    Pick up Brian Matusz or Jarrod Parker? 14 team league, stand pitching categories plus QS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  68. golfnut says:
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    Would you start AJ tonight vs. Reds…….how about Smyly?

    Thanks for the TV in advance…..lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @golfnut, Ha… No problem… Hope you win… Someone’s gotta… I’d start both in most leagues…

  69. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Most excellent column, my good sir… funny stuff top to bottom. Roger Ebert, Revenge of the Nerds, a Linceslam, a pre-interwebs porn throwback… not to mention a FMFBBL and a “Plouffe goes the dynamite.” I’ll be contacting the Pulitzer people later today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Thank you for appreciating it!

  70. Project_badass says:
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    12-team H2H 6×6 (OBP, QS), moves limit of 50 (I’m at 20)

    Would you drop Matt Adams, Heisey, or Torres for Wigginton and/or Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project_badass, Adams for Frazier…

  71. Carnac says:
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    I desperately need power. ROS: Adrian Gonzalez or Jermaine Dye?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac, Ha!… Dye…. By a hair…

  72. Icy Hot Jock Strap says:
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    @Grey

    Sabathia and Austin Jackson for Josh Hamilton? I’d get CC and AJax

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs…

  73. Chillmodious says:
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    Referring to the second ‘bag’ of the above ‘two-bagger’ I posted… you answered “I would” to the question of “Separate question… I tend to think League will have the closer job back soon, shaky or not, but do I drop Downs for Wilhelmsen, League, or hold?”

    Does that mean you “would” hold Downs, drop Downs for Wilhemsen, or drop Downs for League? Sorry to come back to the well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Sorry, Downs for Wilhelmsen…

  74. SI-2 says:
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    Drop Smyley and add Diamond for the next few weeks? ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SI-2, Eh, I’d hold…

  75. Wilsonian says:
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    Rios, Reddick, or Smoak for UTIL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Reddick

  76. Justin says:
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    Who would you stream today?

    Holland, Bailey, Bass, or None of the above

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin, Bass at home… Bailey vs. Pitts…

  77. Brian says:
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    Would you trade Chris Young for Ben Zobrist?

    Currently I have Fowler, McCutchen, Pence, Soriano and obviously Young. I have Aviles who is cooling off a lot and Utley (God knows when he will return).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian, It looks fair, Zobrist has been just as miserable…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        yep .
        if anyone trades for zobrist , they probably think they’re covered
        under the ‘lemon’ law .
        i don’t think they are , though .

  78. Wilsonian says:
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    Keeper league, trade Kemp/Phillips for Cruz/Uggla?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, I’d take Kemp…

    • chata says:
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      @Wilsonian,

      you must be ‘out your mind’ , boy !

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @chata, yeah, well I’m still trying to win this year. I HATE HATE HATE Phillips with a passion. He was a complete waste of a draft pick. I have quite a few great keepers as it stands (Fielder, Longo, Tulo, JUp, Bruce, Joey Bats) and we only keep 5. I have no clue how long Kemp is out, and if he’ll even be helpful the rest of the year. So for trying to win now, I don’t think it’s that bad of a deal. I haven’t done it, but was just inquiring.

        Would it change your mind if it was Matt Temp/Uggla for Kemp/Bijou Phillips?

        • chata says:
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          @Wilsonian,

          trying to remember who matt temp is ,
          but in the original equation , cruz/uggla , i don’t see much in
          the way of sb’s , ros .

          no idea how long kemp will be out , but am thinking 1st of july .

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @chata, Matt Temp = Adam Jones. It’s an H2H league, so I kinda worry about steals much less. Not really that big of a deal if I lose that category every week if my team wins by mashing. I’m thinking Kemp is out at least 3-4 more weeks. And I wouldn’t be shocked if he’s out until the ASB. I’d hate to lose him forever, but I like to win, too. And I have an assload of non-playing guys (Kemp, Tulo, Longo, Doc, Storen).

  79. Dynamite Dan says:
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    The only person I respect more than Alex Anthopoulos is the moustachiod man himself, Grey.

    What, if anything can you tell me about Anthop’s 1′st round picks of D.J. Davis (Anthony Gose 2.0?) and Marcus Stroman (Tom Gordon comparison that could be up at the end of the year!?!?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dynamite Dan, Aw, thanks! Our prospect writer just went over Stroman… Davis is a sexy name… Has incredible speed and some decent pop that could develop… Dare I say Troutish…

      • Dynamite Dan says:
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        @Grey, Troutish???

        WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT

  80. TradeMachine says:
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    Aviles for Haren H2H weekly points. Does this compute?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Haren, I think anyone would… And I don’t even like Haren this year…

  81. HotRod says:
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    Lance Lynn or Krispie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HotRod, Krispie, unfortunately, it’s fair…

  82. WhineSpritzer says:
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    I feel like I hate Lester more than most. So I need some perspective.
    Get Lester, give Kendrick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, I’d take Lester there…

  83. Goose says:
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    I need SS help, and there’s a guy holding three(!): Ja-honny Peralta, Jed Lowrie, and Alcides Escobar. He’s shot down my Lance Lynn for Lowrie offer and is asking about Bruce. My OF is Braun, Hamilton, Bruce, JD Mart, Gregor Blanco, and Yonder Alonso (who’s my CI until Panda comes back…), so I have a little depth in OF. My current SS is (*gulp*) Ryan Theriot. Peralta seems to be sucking the most, so I’m guessing guy would be motivated to move him first. I’d love Lowrie, but at what price? I (of course) love Bruce too, but this hole at SS is eating at me — so which of these four do you like, where I’d give up Bruuuuuuuce?

    1. Bruce for Ortiz/Peralta
    3. Bruce for Ortiz/Lowrie
    2. Bruce/Alonso for Cuddyer/Peralta (adding Alonso as Cuddyer is his CI)
    4. Bruce/Alonso for Cuddyer/Lowrie

    Or none of the above and just keep rolling with my Bruce+Theriot?

    It’s a 14team KEEPER OBP league with TBs. Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Goose, I wouldn’t move Bruce in a keeper for one of these trades. Alonso for Peralta? JD for Lowrie? Don’t trade Bruce here…

      • Goose says:
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        @Grey,

        Word. Like I said, this ‘ss-hole (<—- glossary term?) is eating at me. Of course guy wants Bruce. But I'll see what I can come up with… Muchas gracias, amigo!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Goose, Ha… Not bad, though not sure that’s the definition… Sounds more like a Rollins type player…

  84. HghHead says:
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    Grey-
    I got offered kemp for paulino and Kershaw. Yes or no, thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HghHead, I’d take Kemp, but it’s fair…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HghHead, Depends on needs…

      • HghHead says:
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        @Grey, My OFs are ethier Brantley newenheis Carlos Q
        . My pitching with out paulino and Kershaw would be capuano, gio, Jordan Zimmerman, bumgarner, annibal, and Henderson Alvarez

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @HghHead, I’d take Kemp there…

  85. Jay says:
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    Rest of the way:

    Gallardo or Hanson?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Jay, Gallardo

  86. potus says:
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    Pick one : Alonso or Boesch?

    -YHL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @potus, Boesch

  87. MattTruss223 says:
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    Better streamer in the PIT @ CIN match-up tonight, Bailey or Burnett?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss223, Ugh… Tough call… Burnett…

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @Grey, Sweet, thanks, that’s who I grabbed; him and Bass. Trying to recover what Ervin did to my ERA last night. I should’ve known better, but I sank w/the streamboat.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @MattTruss223, Ha… Yup…

  88. Heyward Bound says:
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    @ Grey

    Is Worley simply outright droppable?? 12 team mixed league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Heyward Bound, I’d lose him, there’s gotta be options on waivers…

  89. mrobs says:
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    good afternoon grey.. don’t know if you remember from last night, but I was working on a deal with De Aza… it ended up being

    My De Aza / Myers for his Aroldis

    think I made out pretty well.

    Ps. Would you drop Milone for Oswalt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Afternoon, mrobs, I’d grab Oswalt… Nice deal!

  90. !!! says:
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    Matt Adams, David Cooper, or Kila Ka’aihue in a 20 team h2h for the rest of the week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams

  91. dirty says:
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    Looking for an upgrade at SS (currently using Alicides as my starter).

    Is giving my Pujols for his Adrian Gonzalez and Starlin Castro a solid return for Albert?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @dirty, I’d say so. And I don’t even like A-Gon and Castro.

  92. Salty Balty says:
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    Pick up M. Reynolds or G. Jones? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Salty Balty, Reynolds

  93. Dom says:
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    Currently tied for 1st place in a 10 team AL only, 4 x 4, keeper league with 61 points (35 hitting & 26 pitching) but sitting in last place in saves (9 saves out of 5th place).

    I was offered the following trade by the other 1st place team:
    I give Arencibia (yr 2 @ $6) and Hellickson (final year of contract), I get Chris Perez (final year of contract)

    I have Doumit in OF to move to C, with Cain and Reimold on the DL to activate once they are healthy.

    My other pitchers are: Ryan Cook, Octavio Dotel, Brian Fuentes, Nick Hagadone, Ubaldo Jimenez, Brandon McCarthy, Felipe Paulino, Chris Sale with Greg Holland on the bench and Jered Weaver on the DL.

    Do I make this trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dom, I don’t like it… Get saves cheaper…

  94. Hi Grey — desperate to find a closer in waiting in a deep 16-team one-year roto league. I grabbed Marmol when he came off the DL on the hope that he straightened himself out and that he’d back back into the job, but last night’s performance made that seem like a longshot. But there’s no much else to pick from. Looking for saves and, barring that, for ratio help and vulture wins, would you drop Marmol for:

    –Ryan Cook (will Fuentes and/or Balfour be traded?
    –Wilton Lopez (will Myers be traded?)
    –Sean Marshall (odd saves when Chappy can’t pitch?)
    –Choate (Will Bell completely melt down and will he be the choice over Cishek?)
    –Stephen Pryor (Can he pull a “Frieri” and grab the job upon arrival?)
    –Joaquin Benoit (are the Tigers going to invent a DL stint for struggling Valverde?)
    –Steve Delabar (please don’t tell me to grab Delabar)
    –Shawn Kelley (or Kelley for that matter)

    Or is poor Marmol (2.45 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 4K, 4BB in 3.2 IP since returning from the DL) the best bet of this poor bunch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, I’d hold Marmol for right now on my bench but be ready to switch it up to one of these other guys…

      • @Grey, Many, many thanks … you may see me check back with a similar question in a few days. Are Pryor and Benoit the most interesting alternatives in your book? Or maybe Cook?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Enrique, Benoit, Pryor are the most interesting, yeah…

  95. chunk says:
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    Start Zim vs a hitting mets lineup? 16 teams 1500 innings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, I would

  96. SOS says:
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    Which side? Morrow/Ian Stewart or Joyce/Jed Lowrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SOS, Joyce

    • SOS says:
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      @SOS, Would u take Joyce straight up for morrow?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @SOS, Nope

  97. Thrilla says:
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    Lincecum was dropped in my 12-team 7×7 Yahoo! roto league with Losses and Holds.

    Claim Timmy off waivers and lose someone from my current staff (I have no bench hitters)?

    M. Bumgardner
    C.J. Wilson
    A. Sanchez
    J. Smardijza
    M. Garza
    W. Rodriguez

    V. Pestano
    J. Venters
    M. Adams

    A. Chapman
    K. Jansen
    R. Soriano
    E. Frieri
    A. Reed

    Appreciate it Grey, I don’t know what to do…

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @Thrilla, I would say lose Wandy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Thrilla, Could see Wandy, but I’d probably lose Adams…

  98. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Parker, Gee, Niese, Matusz, Vargas, Pettitte, or Burnett?

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @Grey: Also, pick one of Frazier, Chisenhall, Wiggy, or Pacheco.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT, Chisenhall… Burnett…

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey, Thanks. Still go with Burnett if i need ERA and WHIP help the most? Sorry, i should have specified earlier.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @ThE sHiT, I would… None of those guys are without their problems…

          • ThE sHiT says:
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            @Grey, True dat. Many thanks!

  99. Niq Castro says:
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    What’s the feeling on Big Z? As a cubs fan, I can’t be objective at all. I WANT him to explode to watch how Ozzie and everyone else down there deal with the situation.

    But, great results so far. And I have five DL players (Gardner, Street, Halladay, Markakis, and Lilly). He HAS to be an upgrade over Lilly, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Niq Castro, Yes, him over Lilly…

  100. ET Phone Home says:
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    need a SS and some steals, Do I Trade Bruce for Castro?
    my other OF’s are Jupt, Krispie, AJones, Fowler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ET Phone Home, I’d take Castro…

  101. Eddy says:
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    Grey, which 2B do you take out of the pool here?

    Beckham, J.Week, Espinosa, Plouffe, Barney.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, Espinosa

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! Also, do you trust Middlebrooks for the rest of the season? I have Zimmerman and I think I just want to move him for any piece I can get. Middlebrooks would be my full-time 3B.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Eddy, I don’t trust him for the full season, but I would trust him if you can get a decent piece for Zimm… Good luck!

          • Eddy says:
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            @Grey, Yeah, that’s a big “if”. I saw you preferred Freese over Zimmerman in an OBP league and that was a bit of a reality check for me.

            An owner is getting impatient with Wieters. Think a one-for-one swap is good in a 12-team OBP league?

            I’ve done well hopscotching catchers (Pierzynski, Doumit, Ellis and now Rosario), so I’m not sure if it’s necessary.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Eddy, I’d take Wieters…

  102. Derrick says:
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    Start Garcia tonight @Hou.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, Yup

  103. Hosmer's Ho's says:
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    Is there any SP you would deal Justin Upton for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hosmer’s Ho’s, Verlander and Kershaw…

      • Hosmer's Ho's says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! Thinking of offering Upton for Kershaw. I also have McCutchen, though. Do you like McCutchen or Upton more the rest of the way?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Hosmer’s Ho’s, Upton

  104. MattTruss223 says:
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    Bard just optioned to AAA, ’bout time!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss223, He got shafted…

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @Grey, Thing is, he got what he wanted from what I understand. He wanted to start. Still waiting on word as to what his assignment will be with Pawtucket. I’m curious if he’ll be down there as a starter to figure shizz out or as a RP to get back to what he’s good at.

  105. schlitzy says:
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    Is walden still a hold, or is Frieri solidifying his grip on the closer role? Low on innings and don’t need SV speculation (I’m up by 24). Would drop Walden for Felipe Paulino v. MIN tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @schlitzy, I’d lose Walden for Paulino…

  106. Doug Ault says:
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    I just got offered J Upton for Edwin Encarnacion,I’m frozen in indecision help!

    • Derrick says:
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      @Doug Ault, My God snap accept.

      • Doug Ault says:
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        @Derrick, That was my original thought, but then the ghost of “Dunn 2011″ came to mind,his slump could last the year,and Edwin may have visited Bautista’s Zen Master,and maintain his pace

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Doug Ault, Take Upton…

      • Doug Ault says:
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        @Grey, Thanks for solving my inner turmoil,I have Longoria coming back anyway

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Doug Ault, No problem…

  107. Niq Castro says:
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    Howie Kendrick is atrocious. His BABIP looks normal-ish at 303, but way below his career average. Very little power, not stealing bases, not hitting.

    Last year was clearly an outlier, but he’s significantly worse than 2009-10. Any chance he wakes up, or he is a completely yawnstipating going forward? I’m shocked at his owned/started % for yahoo leagues (88/70). Even at second base, there are plenty of better options….

    • Doug Ault says:
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      @Niq Castro, Kendrick just got dropped in one of my Yahoo leagues,I’m in the midst of working up the courage to do the same.he might be a good add on to a trade

      • Niq Castro says:
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        @Doug Ault, I’m trying the trade avenue. Hard to drop for the reasons Grey mentioned.

        He’s sitting on my bench behind Altuve, so it would be nice to stream some hot schmos rather than curse at Howie every time I check his stats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Niq Castro, He’s in a good lineup and he really only needs one great month to get near the numbers expected of him… I’d take him over most waiver wire choices, but I don’t know who’s available in your league…

      • Niq Castro says:
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        @Grey, If (and I’m certain yet) I’m confident in Altuve as my 2b moving forward, there are some nice non-2b schmos out there.

        Looking at available 2b’s… barf+yawn. Still, hard to drop, so I probably will not.

  108. Justin says:
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    My current struggling Shortstop is Aviles

    Do I give him another week or two or take a chance on an upside guy like E Cab, Plouffe, A Escobar, or Simmons.

    And should I drop Aviles outright or keep him on the bench?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin, Try out Alcides…

    • chata says:
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      @Justin,

      there is no up-side to everth cabrera .

  109. Hola Grey or (any Oriole fanatics grounded in reality out there in Razzland)…

    *BRIAN ROBERTS*

    Been hearing Orioles will immediately slot him into lead-off role as soon as 4-5 days from now. If true and assuming he can stay healthy (big ASSume), what would you project for him ROS? 60/8/35 .270/ 15 with 350-400 ABs sound overly aggressive?

    Thinking stash and grab in my 14 teamer, 6×6 with OPS.

    I would dump Fatty Adams or Ike Davis. Agree or disagree?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @El Burro, I live in Baltimore, though not an O’s fan. He is coming back and he’ll be at the top of the lineup. I think your projections are optimistic and I’m not optimistic that he even finishes out the season. That said, I would stash him in a 14 teamer.

      • @WhineSpritzer,

        Gotcha — I hear you on the optimism. I probably should temper it considering he’s not exactly a pillar of health or even close to it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @El Burro, I’d lose Adams for him if you need to gamble on a MI… Not sure how he’s reaching 8 homers though since he’s hit 10 homers in the last 4 years combined…

      • @Grey, I hear you… Not usually the type to gamble on aging middle infielder battling concussions, who has proven he can’t stay healthy for the last few years, but here I am contemplating it…

        I just am bullish on the O’s offense and like that lead off/ MI type. Roberts does seem to be progressing along smoothly in AA.

        Know he’ll be gone as soon as the news outlets start covering it more… so, trying to be the early bird.

  110. Van Hammersly says:
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    Grey: which side of this trade do you prefer (12-team standard roto league): Sale/Bruce vs. Anibal/Bautista? thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Van Hammersly, Anibal

  111. Dan says:
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    Grey!

    Garza, Edwin Jackson, A.J., Scherzer, Holland, or Jarrod Parker rest of the way? Maybe in order if you could.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan, Garza, Scherzer, Edwin, AJ, Parker…

  112. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, i am not starting Kennedy vs. Rockies today. Agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz, Agreed

  113. Wilsonian says:
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    Samardzijihad, Norris, or Latos?

    W, L, Sv, Ks, ERA, Whip, Ks/9

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian, that should be a pick 2.

      Toss in Parker for good measure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Samardzija, Latos

  114. Oz.J. says:
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    @Grey

    Which side of this trade do you like?

    Team A gets: Jose Reyes, Kimbrel & Aramis Ram
    Team B gets: Dread Pirate, Morse & Lowrie

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oz.J., A, it’s fair…

  115. BERK says:
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    Sale + Aviles for James Shields is fair? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BERK, It’s fair… I’d take Shields…

  116. jaw says:
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    would you trade sale for any of latos, morrow, josh johnson? 12 team h2h keeper auction. keeper costs – sale $11, morrow $18, latos $17, jj $16

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw, Nope

      • jaw says:
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        @Grey, what about gallardo ($27)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @jaw, Not in a keeper…

  117. SF Values says:
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    Sorry for adding onto the Jarrod Parker pileup here.

    12 team H2H points keep (8 guys per year) league.

    Pick two among: Holland, Niese, Parker, Cahill, Miley, Zito. I’m less excited about the last three names but am drawn to their NL west matchups.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF Values, Cahill, Parker

  118. ruah says:
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    Would you drop any of these for Kendrys Morales: Smoak, LaRoche, Rasmus or Luke Scott?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche

  119. slojup says:
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    are you dropping zimmerman for reynolds at this point and going forward? c. davis, seager, headley, wiggington are on waivers. I can’t stand zimm right now or ever for that matter. thank you sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @slojup, I hear ya, but I’m holding Zimmerman…

  120. Poo Holes says:
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    Apparently Brett Lawrie tweeted at Charlie Sheen and he responded. I can only imagine what those two would be like together. #yabuddy

    I’m hearing Gardner is coming back around this weekend. My outfield and utility spots are pretty loaded now and I don’t know who I’d drop in order to activate him. I have Cruz, Victorino, Trout, Choo, Hart, Heyward, Rios, and Frenchy. My guess would be Rios but he’s been hitting well recently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, Ha… Well, what did they say? I’d lose Rios…

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, Sheen’s tweet was: “I’ll get there… Just a matter of when! RT @blawrie13 @charliesheen if ur evr in TO come on out to BP! Wana see u let it eat!!! #RickyV” Still have no clue what the hell Lawrie is saying…but #yabuddy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, don’t follow that at all… Literally…

  121. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Grey, 5×5,H2H

    Best replacement to fill in for Middlebrooks on days off until Pablo comes back.

    M. Reynolds, Ryan Roberts, Headley, Aviles, T. Wigginton, Pedro BnY,
    C. Johnson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tggq21, BnY… Reynolds

  122. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Add Plouffe to that list…

  123. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    And Lonnie Chisenhall… geez okay sorry i’m done! just don’t want to miss anyone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tggq21, Roll Chisenhall… BnY…

  124. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    If it helps.. Rest of the hitters follow,

    C- Wieters
    1b- Pujols
    2b- Espinosa
    3b- Middle
    SS- Hanley
    OF- felatio, desmond jennings, Bruuuuce
    Util- GoldShitt

  125. Yer Yang says:
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    Do you prefer Chris Davis or M. Reynolds for util or fill in for 1st/3rd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yer Yang, Davis

  126. Steve says:
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    I didn’t find this out for myself, so can’t take all the credit, but Thursday brings the pitching matchup prized by us cheap-gag merchants, perhaps above all others:

    Dickey v Wang.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Good day for streamers…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Wait – it gets better.

        Leake goes on Thursday too…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, I’m rubbing my hands together in anticipation….

  127. stuff says:
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    If I can trade James McDonald for Gallardo, I kinda have to right? Just got back into baseball and this is my first fantasy baseball season.

    Also, I might be able to trade Sale for Matt Cain. Is this a must do as well?

    Very entertaining and informative site you got here. Thanks for it all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stuff, Thanks for the kind words! I’d take Gallardo… I’d take Cain too…

  128. Grey's da man! says:
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    rather trade oswalt+vicidieo for trout or garza for trout? Both good trades for me (getting trout)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Oswalt, Viciedo… They are both good…

  129. B.o.B says:
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    Aramis, Moose, Middlebrooks RoS? Is this an obvious question?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Moose, not obvious…

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey, So if you currently had Aramis you would drop him right now for Moose?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @B.o.B, I wouldn’t…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @B.o.B, How is Moose not owned?

          • B.o.B says:
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            @Grey, So hold Aramis, maybe he’ll go on the DL and then I can pick Moose up…VERY offensively shallow 10 team league, no CI, 1 Util and nobody in the league likes having a single bench player so SP is ridiculously thin

            • Steve says:
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              @B.o.B, Just traded for Aramis, so hoping he avoids the DL…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha… Yeah, hold Aramis for now… Hopefully he plays by tomorrow… He seemed like he was just about to get hot…

              • B.o.B says:
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                @Grey, Agreed, he was just starting to turn it on…thanks!

  130. stuff says:
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    Oh yeah…I could get Cueto or Gallardo for McDonald. I was thinking Gallardo instead of Cueto. Which would you rather have?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stuff, I’d prefer Gallardo…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        when you answer questions like this one , are you putting any
        extra emphasis/consideration on the immediate match-ups for these
        guys …. try and project the next 3 or 4 starts …. or , is the answer
        more biased towards your original projections for these players .

        since i have no original projections , i’m heavy on specific up-coming
        match-ups … probably to a fault .

        you , i suspect tend , when you do err , to err on the side of your
        original projections .

        is this true ?

        cust curious .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @chata, If someone’s trading for someone, I’m thinking about a player’s rest of the season numbers… If someone is picking up someone off waivers, it’s more immediate… Unless they say ROS, though I think a lot of people say ROS and don’t mean it…

          • chata says:
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            @Grey,

            yeah , for sure .
            in which case , being the no-expert that i am , i would respond
            with an answer based on the my expectations of what might happen
            over the course of the next 3 or 4 weeks …. after that , ‘we’ll see’.
            who can see 4 months from now ?
            expectations change , and such …. streaks , team records , home/away , etc .
            and if you question me again 3 weeks from now , i’ll start the whole
            process over .

            i never think in terms of variance from my yearly projections , and
            getting back to those norms for an average , and what must occur for that to happen , but i suspect that you do .
            is that true ??

            of course , it’s more complicated than that , also taking into consideration trends , streaks , etc .
            maybe then you have ‘revised’ projections .
            i never have ‘revised’ projections …. for obvious reasons .

            but if i see , the reds taking 2 series at the end of a road trip ,
            @ LAD and Colo , and then coming home , for the 1st time in 2 weeks , and taking on the astros and an injured braves team ,
            then i’m going to favor the reds players for the next month .

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gallardo’s got enough of a track record that over the course of the season he should do what he can do… If someone asked Craig or Rios for ROS, I’d say Rios because Craig can’t stay healthy, but over the course of the next week or so it’s Craig…

            • chata says:
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              @ Grey :

              p.s.
              i meant to say “thanks” for this .

              also , i stopped short of saying that it almost doesn’t matter
              ‘which’ player … just give me a horse in the race , dude .
              but it does matter , because in the real world of fantasy baseball ,
              people grab players and never let them go .
              so , there’s that .

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Oh, and there is something to the psychology of owning players… People get a lot more attached to guys they drafted then guys they just picked up no matter who’s performing…

  131. Wilsonian says:
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    Why the hell is JUp sitting again tonight? This is 2 out of 3 games he hasn’t started.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gettin’ his head together! I have no idea…

  132. Wilsonian says:
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    Drop Worley in a 16 Team H2H league for Wilhelmsen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do it…

  133. Raja says:
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    Trade Gardner for Big Z?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Raja, I’d prefer Gardner…

  134. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Jesus Montero or Goldschmidt for Utility in 12-team, H2H, BnY?

    • Raja says:
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      @tggq21, embarrassed to ask, but what is BnY? I see it posted on here quite often and feel I should know what it is…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Raja, Black n Yellow…

      • Trevor

        tggq21 says:
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        @Raja, Black n Yellow is a new setting for Yahoo.. Just kidding. it’s just something we started saying and probably will never quit saying to each other.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          As long as there’s a black and a yellow…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tggq21, Goldschmidt… BnY

      • Trevor

        tggq21 says:
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        @Grey, ;)

  135. Steve says:
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    Effing Bailey. I knew he’d do this to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, He can’t have anything nice!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I also picked up Soriano for my sister’s team…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It sounds like a form of Steve Magic.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Wanker.

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, Screw you Bailey. Screw YOU.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah…. Sorry about that, it turned ugly fast…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Oh – this one’s entirely on me. I picked him up well before we started our forum conversation.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha… But he did seem like a good arm to grab…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, Indeed. He’d been pretty solid for a while. Now he’s just a solid.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha… Yup…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Steve, Friggin hell…thousands of fantasy owners must’ve streamed him this week and he’s let us all down…Cutch better be doing the damage.

  136. Poo Holes says:
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    I think we’re overdue on a question about Big Time Timmy Jim. I have him, Felix, Josh Johnson, and soon to be Anibal, but everyone else is kinda trashy (Morrow, Wandy, Parker, Minor, Bedard…). Would it be smart to sell Lincecum and acquire two low end #1′s? I’m thinking Timmy and Chisenhall for Lester and Price? This is the guy who owns and starts Polanco as his third baseman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you can get Price and Lester there, by all means… Seems like you might be asking for too much though…

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, If I can get Trout and Anibal for Upton and Soriano, I don’t think it’ll hurt to try. I can start with Chisenhall and work up to Aramis if I have to.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s solid if that’s BJ…

          • Poo Holes says:
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            @Grey, It is BJ, I brought that deal up last night when I said that was offered to me. You said Anibal side and it wasn’t close, so I accepted. Just needs to be processed.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha… Cool…

          • chata says:
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            @Grey,

            no one finds it odd that soriano is NOT alfonso , anymore ,
            and he’s not even dead yet ?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… I was thinking that recently…

  137. TheNewGuy says:
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    Dang Yo-Ga 3ERs in the 1st vs the Cubs who can’t score against anyone…oh well at least Lester finally seems to be getting his shizz together- both runs unearned.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Anibal’s not plowing through the Braves either…

  138. Steve says:
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    Hey! W(here)TF is Konerko?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Out with something… Haven’t heard…

  139. Steve says:
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    And it would be nice if the Nats can give Zimm a bit more run support…

  140. Steve says:
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    Heyward not being terrible. Hopefully it’s the start of something.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Be nice if he didn’t do it against Anibal…

  141. sos says:
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    I have Adam Lind in a 14 team mixed. Is he worth dropping or can he be expected back in the majors at some point? I have the bench space and not much else available free agent wise…

    • chata says:
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      @sos,

      he’s going to sign with the A’s and have the locker right next to manny’s .

      of course that hawaiiain is trying to ruin the plan , by hitting a couple
      of homers , recently .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sos, I’d hold him if you’re not dying to pick someone up…

  142. Steve says:
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    And there goes J-Zimm’s win. I hate the Nats. Every damn one of them (J-Zimm excepted)

    • Carnac says:
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      @Steve, FMFBBL

  143. Steve says:
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    Rasmus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Yay

  144. Carnac says:
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    A loaded, but semi-serious, question: Adrian Gonzalez or Hosmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac, A-Gon

  145. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Somehow I just realized that YoGa has never once had an ERA under 3.52. I’m an idiot for drafting this guy like an ace!

    • Ralph Macchio says:
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      @Nuke LaDouche,

      His K rate and low-ish draft position is supposed to make up for the high ERA, but since he keeps having semi-regular blow ups and putting way, way too many runners on base he’s been pretty worthless. He was finally starting to regain my trust and I was well on my way to fixing my team’s 4.00 ERA, caused in no small part by Yovani (pretty sure all the rest was Heath Bell), but he just had to screw that up.

  146. Wilsonian says:
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    Damn Rasmus has really turned his shizz around.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      I’m just trying to hold the fort down while my team is DL-ing. Would you pick up Rasmus and drop Reddick or Goldy or Reynolds?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Wilsonian, Reynolds

  147. Wilsonian says:
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    Ok, I’m also still attempting to win now, but it’s also a “forever” keeper. I’ve got an army on the DL (Kemp, Longo, Tulo, Storen, Doc). Would you deal Kemp/Phillips for A.Jones/Uggla?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, I would…

  148. The grate one says:
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    Hi grey. Liaison….2 games in a row….do I dare?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liaison is true… Asking for trouble…

  149. The grate one says:
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    Liriano damn autocorrect

  150. chata says:
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    i bet that i see the commercial about a couple dozen times/night .
    week after week .
    still , this line cracks me up , every single time … “do you know where
    surgery is really cheap ?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Ha!

  151. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Lawrie and Rasmus look made for the top of the order tonight. 8 hits/7 runs scored.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins, Not too shabby…

  152. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    I met this cute chick a few nights back. We talk a bit over the next few days and I ask her out. She says yeah, she’s available Tuesday night. So tonight, I take her out for a nice dinner, good conversation, and then she wants to hit up a bar. She then proceeds to get way too drunk, spills my drink on me, gets me into a fight… And when we go back to my place, we make out a bit before she vomits and sharts all over my couch, and also tells me that she blew some random dude in the bathroom while we were at the bar earlier.

    None of this happened, but it’s pretty close to how I feel. Just swap out the chick for Homer Bailey, and the other stuff for baseball references to find out what actually happened.

    • chata says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus,

      sweet !!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Well played, sir…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, HA!

    • Poo Holes says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, This is terrible, yet awesome. Wouldn’t wish that upon my worst enemy.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Nice!

  153. chata says:
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    boston / baltimore is becoming quite the rivalry .

  154. jack says:
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    That was horrible stuff from Anibal. I think all the runs were scored with 2 outs. He just gives up sometimes, particularly when calls don’t go his way or there are bad plays in the field. He ain’t top 25 yet. May never be cuz of his head.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jack, Bullpen guys gave up those two out runs at the end…

      • jack says:
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        @Grey, well there were two outs before anibal put those runners on. he just gets off his game when things don’t go his way. He has matured a lot, but needs to mature some more. gotta be phlegmatic and automatic.

  155. chata says:
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    broxton just keeps chugging along .

    yep … 10:30 pm … wife went up to bed .
    i am now , officially , multi-media !

  156. Steve says:
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    Steve Magic strikes on Michael Saunders.

    • chata says:
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      @Steve,

      hope your sis is having kiwi karma to combat that shizz .

      • Steve says:
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        @chata, She doesn’t need any. She’s killing me on her own account.

    • royce! says:
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      @Steve, Steve Magic seems to have struck my team as well… 6 for 45? I guess that is pretty Maybin…

      • Steve says:
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        @royce!, It’s a funny old game. I’m 17 for 43 with 3 donks and 10 RBI and I’ve lost 3.5 points.

  157. JeffFromTallahassee says:
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    Drop Luke Scott for Colby Rasmus?

    And who do you like: Doumitt or Rosario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeffFromTallahassee, Yup… Doumit

  158. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: I was offered Swisher and J. Bruce for Justin Upton….WWGD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rick Dempsey, I’d take Bruce and Swisher… It’s fair though…

  159. JGomez says:
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    LaHair, Adams, Smoak, Old-Shizz (Goldschmidt), Pena, Craig, Morales
    Please pick 2, 5×5 roto no keeps, thanks you guys are the best!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy, Morales…

  160. chata says:
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    doesn’t appear to be anything wrong with cespedes left knee , tonight .
    he’s 0-2 thus far , so there’s still time .
    prima donna ?

    gomes also 0-2 for the night , but hitting the ball on a line .
    should have given him that warm-up ab vs gentry , last night .

  161. Jay says:
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    Needa take the best one of Joyce, Rasmus or Trout in a trade offer, just this year… I was thinkin Joyce but Colbs and Mike are on tears as of late…thoughts? Thanks, appreciated as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  162. Steve says:
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    Holy Trumbo.

  163. Steve says:
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    Grey – see anything in Garrett Richards that makes him a worthwhile pickup in the ol’ H2H or is he still barely a streamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barely a streamer…

  164. I''m Keith Hernandez says:
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    Please rank. Aviles, beckham,cozart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham, Aviles…

  165. Shmael says:
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    Pujols, Lincecum and Papelbon for Tulo and Peavy? Don’t really need Pap and I’m more convinced than ever they are not keeper material (12 keep dynasty league). But writing it out it just looks crazy. However, I’m kind of determined to not go down with the Lincecum ship…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t do that trade…

  166. Slappy Pappy says:
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    Grey,

    Looking for the winning sides in a 12 team HTH mixed redraft league:

    1.) R. Zimmerman and Pagan for A-Ram and Moose Tacos
    2.) B. McCarthy, C. Capuano, and M. Buehrle for J. McDonald, J. Parker, and T. Milone.

    And Pettitte with 10Ks, WTF?

    Thanks for the advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose… McDonald… No problem…

  167. chata says:
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    hello cowgill in the stands

    • royce! says:
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      @chata, It’s the woman in you, that makes you want to play this game?

      • chata says:
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        @royce!,

        is this place at your command ?

        • Abdoozy says:
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          @chata, Old enough now to change your name, like Leo Nunez?

  168. Poo Holes says:
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    Big L’s from Gallardo, Anibal, Aceves, J-Zimm, and Lester. Pitchers suck.

    • jack says:
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      @Poo Holes, they all suck. all of em. your staff just has to suck less than the other guys’.

  169. Steve says:
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    Saunders still under the spell.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Needs a triple for the cycle.

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, Might get a shot…

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, Gah.

    • royce! says:
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      @Steve, Couldn’t you put him to some better use, perhaps frying me some chicken? I’ll take a biscuit and some ‘slaw too, if it’s not a problem.

      • Steve says:
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        @royce!, You’re kidding, aren’t you? One of my best day’s hitting of the year and I’ve now lost 5.5 points!

        And your Kennedy win will only make it worse.

        • chata says:
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          @Steve,

          sounds like a conspiracy brewing .

          which reminds me ,
          do kiwis make shine ?

          • Steve says:
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            @chata, Brewing your own beer is growing in popularity, not so sure about grain-based spirits.

            Speaking of shine, Kiwi is a very well-known brand of shoe polish, though has virtually nothing to do with us.

      • Steve says:
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        @royce!, It’s the mashed potato I like.

      • Steve says:
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        @royce!, Give me those 6 points back!

        • royce! says:
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          @Steve, Maybe when I get my chicken!

  170. Steve says:
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    Holy cow. In Petco too.

    Rios or CQ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CQ

  171. chata says:
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    street activated ?

    • chata says:
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      and 1/12th of the readership scrambles to drop somebody .
      fa pool gets a little larger .

      now , if longoria would quickly follow suit …

      • chata says:
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        street looking good .
        a little too quick (anxious ?) for my liking .

        some trouble finding the outer edge , from the stretch .

        • chata says:
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          and street picks up the win !
          welcome back .

          ok , so who had him in their line-up ?

  172. chata says:
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    layla … out in san diego … holding a fox microphone .

  173. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:
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    Uggla owners: please check your stat line in RCL. Mine’s one HR and a couple of RBIs short…?

    • Steve says:
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      @simply fred, Seems so. That will get some of those points back off royce!!

      • Simply Fred

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        @Steve, thanks. at least not my browser. sure it will get corrected by september.

  174. lincecum and ryan zimmerman OR gio gonzalez and addison reed–which side do you like better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kR Express, Gio… It’s fair though… And a good buy low if those other guys turn it around… Risky though…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        zimmerman is 7 for his last 41 ab’s .
        he will now occupy a spot so deep on my bench that he may
        never see the light of day .
        a omnipresent reminder that he truly sucks .
        never again .

  175. royce! says:
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    Damn, that BOS/BAL line is hilarious- Johnson and Aceves each with 2 R in 2 IP, but one is a winner and the other a loser? That’s a pretty great argument against W as a stat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, Ha… very true…

  176. Also Grey—Pence or BJ Upton to go alongside M Holliday and McCuthen?

    Thanks digity!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kR Express, Pence

  177. Cole says:
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    I just saw Garrett Jones has 7 hrs this year. Eff, he is going to finish with 23 hrs and 40 rbi. Hey the Twins called, they want their clean-up hitter back!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cole, HA! Well played…

  178. Prezii says:
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    Fuckin madams… The day after i drop his chunky ass!! And bauer got swooped.. bad day at the office for my squad..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, Damn…

  179. chata says:
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    37 year-old nathan cranking it up to 95 mph .
    i’d say the operation was a success .

  180. chata says:
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    i often reference cbs for player stats and team info .
    comparatively , espn isn’t worth the bother .

    however , cbs’ player analysis is a little weak .
    consider this gem :
    “Based on his value at a thin position in Fantasy, consider adding Ellis in deeper mixed leagues heading into Week 10 (June 4-10).”
    talk about going out on a limb .

    they acknowledge that ellis has raised his slg. pct, to .503 , and even
    rank him as the 8th best catcher .

    hmm … there are how many catchers in the majors ?
    my smallest league is a 12-teamer .
    most are 14-teamers .
    yeah , maybe i’ll consider adding him to my team .

    hey CBS …. quit running those stupid-azz “points” leagues and join
    the real world .
    what are you trying to do ?
    re-invent the apple ???

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