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Going into yesterday’s game, Gio Gonzalez had a 5.85 ERA and in three of four starts he only threw five innings.  I saw the fear in your eyes.  Nervousness was percolating just below the surface.  You were like Mr. Coffee when he was about to lose his virginity.  You were expecting some grinds and instead you were just overheating.  Steaming so hard you needed a cup to catch the water beneath you.  (How long you think I could keep the visual of Mr. Coffee about to lose his virginity going?  Three more lines?  Do I hear four?)  Finally, the heat was too much, the water dripping too fast and everything began to steam.  Quickly, you grabbed your little creamer.  She usually likes to put the cream in herself, but you’re just gonna splash it all over the place to avoid a mess on your pants.  And that’s how coffee became Mr. Coffee.  So, today Gio threw an eight-inning, one-hitter with 7 Ks; his only blemish a Votto opposite-field blast.  Things looked awry, making dyslexics wary.  Luckily, it’s still freakin’ April and you shouldn’t worry so much.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Bryce Harper – 2-for-3 and his 8th homer.  I want the Nationals to name an outfield section, Harper’s Valley, PTA.  That’s Primary Target Area.

Danny Espinosa – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd home run.  Sigh of relief from his owners.  Or maybe that’s gas because he’s still hitting .177.  The difference between a sigh and gas should be clearer.  You messed up, God!

Denard Span – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd steal.  He doesn’t seem to have a bad rap.  He has no rap.  Denard gets about as much press as fencing in the high school newspaper sports section.  He’s SAGNOF, that’s not so bad.  Don’t hate the playa, just wear suntan lotion.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks but had to exit early (for him) due to cracked skin.  He must have been too busy ‘moisturizing’ Kate Upton’s stomach…and chest…and face…and hair.  Did I ever tell you about the brand of chapstick I want to start?  “It’s Da Balm!”  If anyone wants to take “It’s Da Balm!” and run with it, go for it.  Cut me a check down the line.

Bruce Rondon – First appearance and Leyland sends him into a 3-2 game in the 8th inning.  I wonder if Verlander’s owners would’ve done the same.  I’m thinking no with a side order of LEYLAND’S OUT OF HIS F**KING MIND!

Torii Hunter – 2-for-4, 1 RBI as he hits .373.  Last year he was hitting in front of Pujols, this year Miggy and Fielder are behind him.  This guy’s like Channing Tatum.  Surrounds himself with much better people than himself and now we’re gonna have to suffer through five sequels of Magic Mike.  The first one wasn’t that good.  Please stop.

Zack Greinke – He can start throwing next week.  I hope Quentin is standing in front of him.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  I pronounce his name H-Young-Gin Are You?  I say it with a question mark.  Did I ever tell you about the time I dated an Asian girl?  One of the worst relationships I was ever in, and it lasted for two years.  One of our fights went like this, Her, “Can you see us having kids one day?” Me, “I don’t know, how would I pick them up at school?  I’d never be able to tell them apart.”  I’m just trying to make sure I’m not too sympathetic of a character.  What does this have to do with H-Young-Gin Are You?  Not a whole lot, but you know how much I like him already.

Brandon League – Got the save, but gave up a run for the 2nd day in a row.  I can’t imagine League’s owners are feeling good with Kenley’s owners breathing down their neck.  “Why does it feel like I have garlicky pepperoni on my neck?  Oh, it’s you.”

Matt Adams – Due to his oblique, he will visit a doctor.  He should go to a cartographer to find his oblique.

Cliff Lee – 7 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 7 Ks with 122 pitches.  Charlie Manuel didn’t want to have to pitch Lee for so long, but he said, “Tea seepin’ all day is better than spittin’ chew into a cup, even if they’re both brown.”

Gaby Sanchez – 2-for-4, 3 RBI with her 3rd homer in the last three games she’s started, but the Pirates have played five games in that time.  In deeper leagues, I could see grabbing her.  She won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy/Sell due to a course I took at the Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston called, “Never Recommend Gaby Sanchez.”  It was an easy A.  Unfortunately, I failed, “Never Recommend Adam Lind.”

Robbie Grossman – 0-for-4.  Guess which team.  Okay, now guess where he hit in the Astros lineup.  Nope, lead-off!  His full name is Robbie Really Gross,man.  He lives on a steady diet of gum that he’s picked off the bottom of high school desks and boogers.

Jeremy Hefner – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  As the Stream-o-Nator would tell you, Hefner is good for gathering fake-boobed blonde women in the buff, not so good at pitching.  Most fantasy baseballers taste level ain’t at my waist level.

Ike Davis – 1-for-4 with his 4th homer, hitting .174.  Glass is half empty:  He’s been miserable outside of four homers.  Glass half full:  He hit four homers while standing in the first row of the seats.

Mark Buehrle – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  A lot of ex-Perfect Game hurlers went yesterday.  Buehrle, Humber for the Astros (7 earned in less than 5 innings) and Armando Gallarraga, who threw a gem for the Hackensack Bulls.

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs with his 5th homer.  Anyone want any part of my bet that Edwin will have more fantasy value than Bautista?  What’s the matter…Chicken?

Brett Lawrie – 2-for-4 with his first homer a solo homer.  He was just glad to be able to run the bases.  Luckily, the coaches are out there so he didn’t jump into the stands.

Derek Jeter – In a press conference, he said he refused to talk about when he’d return.  His exact words were, “I’m not here to talk about the future.”  McGwire applauded his decision.

Vernon Wells – 1-for-4 with his 6th homer, hitting .293.  There’s a certain poetry to Vernon Wells out hitting the entire Angels team.  For Angels fans, it’s poetry written by Sylvia Plath that makes you want to stick your head in the oven.

Francisco Cervelli – 1-for-3 with his 3rd homer.  In 183 games played coming into the season, he had 5 homers.  To put this in the 1998 terms, Cervelli just hit his 62nd homer, Roger Maris’s family is at the Stadium, Fox interrupts their programming to show the at-bat live and Bud Selig is in the stands with a bouquet of flowers for him.

Shane Victorino – Will sit out through at least Friday.  According to the Red Sox, a trip to the DL “hasn’t even been discussed.”  Hmm, well, don’t want to argue semantics, but you’re kinda discussing it right there.

Clay Buchholz – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks.  I’ve been a fan of Buchholz for a while (about eleven days).  What I like most about him (only up until recently) is how much he’s increased his Ks.  See, I’m easy.  Get strikeouts and fill me with booze and I’m yours.

David Ortiz – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Hey, now ESPN has a new highlight for the next three days.

Jason Hammel – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks.  I’m flabbergasted that he’s available in so many leagues.  What, you people afraid of success?  Scared cause daddy didn’t hug you enough?  Grow a sack and grab Hammel!

Garrett Richards – 7 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the M’s.  Against the Astros and Mariners, 13 1/3 IP, 9 ER, 6 Ks.  Against the Tigers, 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 Ks.  Guess which games I streamed him?  Stupid roofies.  I have sores on my lips…from punching myself in the face.  Now people can’t adore my mustache properly!

Brandon Maurer – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Eh, it was just against the Angels.  He could be okay at home, but you could get roofied.  Look at what Richards did to my face!

Endy Chavez – 3-for-4, 1 run.  Now hitting near .300 in the last week and 5 for his last 9, and ‘endy’ is the technical term for the person who is left chair-less in musical chairs.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-5, RBI.  It was his 4th RBI of the year.  When it’s April 26th and you have less RBIs than syllables in your name, there could be a problem unless you’re Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

Matt Garza – Said his arm’s feeling better and could throw this week.  A few days ago he was dealing with a dead arm, but when Haley Joel Osment walked by him and said he saw his arm, it freaked Garza out.

Nate Schierholtz – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Nate German-For-Panythose hasn’t been playing every day, but probably should be.  On a related note, I wonder what a Mets/Cubs combo team’s outfield would look like.  Still not very good would be my guess.

Luis Valbuena – 1-for-4 with his 4th homer and third homer in the last six games.  Valbuena is usually Malbuena, but he looks to be Fuegobuena de schmotata.

Carlos Marmol – Got the save yesterday.  Sadly, it appears Marmol is once again the closer.  Sadder still, I picked him up.  Don’t look at me, I’m ugly!

Chris Sale – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, as his owners remove his picture with a “For” sign from their fantasy team’s front yards.  Now if they just took down their Christmas lights.

Adam Dunn – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer to raise his average to .108.  That makes me giggle.  For serious, how do you start a cleanup hitting who’s hitting .108?

Nick Tepesch – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K vs. the Twins.  The Twins had a lineup that featured one hitter hitting over .236 and he was pitching in Seattle.

Jarrod Parker – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  On April 15th, I told everyone to drop him.  Nothing’s changed, but your ratios.  He could be demoted, which would mean… Straily?  Prolly.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Au Shizz!

Ryan Wheeler – 1-for-4.  Helton was placed on the 15-day DL so the Rockies called up Wheeler.  But Colvin played Lilith Fair!  Wheeler is an uninteresting fantasy name.  Wheelie McFangasm would be an interesting fantasy name.  Wheeler has very modest power (15-18 HRs in 500 ABs) and even more modest (modester?) speed (3-ish).  Best case scenario is he sniffs Lyle Overbay’s jock and says, “That’s roses right there!”  Worst case scenario, he’s a utility infielder.  I might’ve switched best and worst case scenarios there.

James Shields – 8 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  The Royals’ Shields held the Tigers at bay.  That was also a headline from a 12th century Bengali newspaper.  Don’t give me that whole, ‘There were no headlines in the 12th Century because Steve Guttenberg didn’t invent the printing press yet.’

Alcides Escobar – 2-for-5, 1 run and his 4th steal.  I could see Alcides being a top 5 shortstop this year.  Yeah, shortstop is that soft.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4 with a steal.  Do my eyes deceive me?  Did Mostsuckass really contribute to my fantasy team?  I’ll be a monkey’s uncle’s nephew!

Alex Gordon – 2-for-6, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I wonder if fans ever yell to Alex, “Hey, Gordo,” and Billy Butler turns wearing a sombrero.

  1. Jason says:
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    Nice

    • chunk says:
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      @Jason: agreed

      • Jay says:
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        @chunk: Where is our mustachioed-over-the-internet-friend?

  2. Beardcrabs says:
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    this lawrie kid is intense, theres no way he can keep that up and have a productive career…

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Beardcrabs: Unless he does competitive helmet throwing.

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @jaywrong:

        Delmon Young surely wins the gold in that competition.

  3. Fister Furbush says:
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    Greyyyate Post

    You basically turn something that in my everyday life is a stressful, up and down, over involved and drastically dramatic into a comedy with great input that makes it easier for me to sleep at night.

    No but seriously, someday I will have to meet Grey Albright and buy him a drink. Just out of appreciation, don’t flatter yourself… I wear the Mustache in my relationships. Wait, that didn’t come out right….

    Yours truly,
    FF

  4. Mike says:
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    should I Pick Up Didi, Espinosa, Or Hold Onto andrelton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Espinosa

  5. ferris says:
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    who are the worst NL hitters that you would trade Matt Harvey for in an NL-only?

    • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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      @ferris: I’m interested in the answer to this question, too. I need some help in the HR department (don’t worry though, I’ve sent two Bobs to the office to handle it) and my pitching staff is pretty solid. It will be hard to part with Harvey, but if there were ever a time to sell high…

  6. troy says:
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    would you drop cingrani or ogando for cashner?

    • troy says:
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      @troy: or would you just keep both of them?

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @troy: Hold

        • Project Merkin says:
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          I’d say drop Cingrani for straight Cash, homie.

  7. Doorstop says:
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    Watched Gio today, he had filthy stuff. Like, perfect game stuff.

    It was all working for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Doorstop: Yup, when it’s working it’s working…

  8. Huge Caulk says:
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    Stream Wood on Saturday@ marlins?

    Marcum vs Gee?

    • Mikeisalegend says:
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      @Huge Caulk: wood – hell yes

  9. Doorstop says:
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    Secondly, how highly do you rate Encarnacion compared to some guys like Longoria? Adam Jones? Shin Soo Choo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Doorstop: Longo and Jones are above him…

  10. Czernobog says:
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    Saltalamacchia actually has more RBIs than syllables, that’s pretty harsh on him.

    At Moustakas’ current rate, his RBI total will pass his syllable total somewhere after the all-star break.

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @Czernobog: I think it was more an example of a person’s name whom, if one had it, would be not terrible to have less rbi’s than that number.

  11. bossmanjunior says:
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    1) Milone or Villanueva?

    2) Pick one for flavor of the week: Roberts, Ellis, Ackley, Keppinger, Betancourt, Gyorko

    Thanks

  12. Oscar says:
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    I grew a sack and grabbed Jason Hammels awhile ago. But Marco Estrada becomes available tomorrow. Would I grow a bigger one by dropping Hammels for Estrada? Good move? thanks.

    • Project Merkin says:
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      @Oscar: I would

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oscar: Watching both, I’d probably hold…

  13. chunk says:
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    Would you rather bench Kipnis and start BCrawford (which I am currently doing, he is my only bench bat), or bench Jennings and start Mclouth (dropping Craw)? Or neither, ride out the slumps, and use the roster spot to own/stream guys like Kendrick, Guthrie, Gee, Chen, Jackson, WDavis, Norris? Deepish 15 team points league (25 man rosters). If neither, which of those pitchers do you like?

    Muchos Gracios!

  14. It's A Lathe says:
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    Dump Gardner for Span?

  15. Steve says:
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    What are the chances Kenley goes for the third day in a row?

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @Steve: it’d be league’s 3rd start in a row as well. I’m having to figure out which 1 closer to play as i have 6 starters today. Rivera/Janssen/League (or Jansen). I’m going Rivera.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Seems doubtful

  16. Steve says:
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    Oh – and are we giving Beckett a shot today in a 10 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: I don’t know everyone’s schedule off the top of my head…

      • chunk says:
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        @Grey: Then what are we not paying you for?!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Steve: at home vs Burgos MIL. SON like it.

    • Frank Grimes says:
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      @Steve: if you have him u start him at home right? I dumped him for bailey when he started getting saves.

  17. Babylonian says:
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    I am considering parting ways w/ Rickie Weeks at my MI position. Available WW options include: Jean Segura, Didi Gregorious, and Jed Lowrie.

    Should I hold or pick up one of the above?

    My format is: Yahoo 6×6 (OPS + Holds).

    Thanks.

    C Wieters
    C R Martin
    1b Country Breakfast
    2b Altuve
    ss Castro
    3b Longoria
    MI Weeks
    CI Hosmer
    OF McCutchen
    OF J Upton
    OF Choo
    U Bruce

    P’s: Verlander, Zimmermann, Greinke, Minor, Miller, Maholm, Niece, Ryu, Romo, Wilhemsen, Perkins, Pestano, Rosenthal.

    • supra says:
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      @Babylonian: Because you count OPS, I would go with Lowrie, you’d be lucky if Weeks gets to .700

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Babylonian: Segura, Segura, Segura.

      Altuve, Castro and Segura. Thats a whole lotta MI goodness.

  18. Birdog says:
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    Start Maholm at Detroit?

  19. leftsideoverhere says:
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    Hey Grey, just popped back to say thanks for the slap around the face yesterday with regards to keeping Gio going. From ugly stain in my pitching staff to shining starlet in one night’s work. I’m gonna stay off the coffee for a while now.

    Top column. Or so she said, anyway.

  20. hankg says:
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    Drop Niese to pick up any of the following: Villanueva, Iwakuma, Cingrani, Masterson or Quintana? I could use the extra Ks. Thanks.

    • Mike says:
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      @hankg: Great question. I have a similar dilemma. As a first time Niese owner, I’m feeling fidgety.

      • Spyre says:
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        @Mike: Give Niese some time. Every one of his starts has been in 30 degree weather so far, terrible conditions for pitchers.

  21. Sanfran says:
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    Always a Great start to the day at Razzball.

    Anyway to get Mr Clean to work over Cishek?

    Ann Sanchez at the ATL and H Bailey at Washington both seem risky…

    Would you roll the dice in a 1350 innings cap league on either starter?

    I am about 40+ over going into today …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sanfran: I’d start both…

      • sanfran1966 says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks Grey – enjoy your weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…You too!

  22. Frank Lynch says:
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    Morning Grey, So when I get Grimes tomorrow in that trade, I shouldn’t keep him ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank Lynch: You’re getting commenter, Frank Grimes?

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Justin grimmes.. lol What, did I read the wrong thing? IDK but I know Cain was the main guy in the trade but Do u like Grimm in the squad or is he a drop for a waiver?

        • Frank Lynch says:
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          Damn why do I keep doing that.. lol GRIMM

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure you don’t mean Frank Grimes, the commenter? I wouldn’t hold Grimm in most shallower mixed leagues…

          • Frank Lynch says:
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            So you just liked Cain n Ethier in that trade over segura Putz n beltran?

            • Frank Lynch says:
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              For Grimm how bout- Jaime Garcia, Brandon Marrow, Chachin, or Trevor Cahill??? That’s just A few from waivers?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Morrow

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes

      • Frank Grimes says:
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        @Grey: Who me? Sweet!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Forget it, he meant Justin Grimm…

          • Frank Grimes says:
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            @Grey: damn my hard luck life never changes

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Frank Grimes: is grimey whining again. Marge, CHANGE THE CHANNEL!

  23. Scott Luke says:
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    If a Nate McLouth is hitting .302 w/ a .429 OBP, 16 R and 7 SB atop the BAL lineup but never gets any razzball daily rundown love (2-2, 2SB last night!) does anybody notice? Is he too crappy to even qualify as a schmotato? Us deep leaguers need to get creative sometimes!

    • chunk says:
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      @Scott Luke: grey mentioned him yesterday. hes worth considering in deeper leagues for sure but probably isnt a long term solution

  24. Frank Lynch says:
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    Beltran-Crawford-Gardner-Segura… Which 2 should I start today?

  25. Fungazi says:
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    Of these relievers – Cishek – Valverde – Henderson, would you drop Cishek just because he’s awful and the Marlins are awful and wait for the next RP to pop up? 12 M H2h, L is a category.

  26. Ryan says:
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    Yo, Grey!

    You left out Nate McLouth from your blurbs! I grabbed him off the FA yesterday after being deadlocked in steals all week in my H2H matchup. Last night he got two! SAGNOF, i know, plus he also drove in 1, singled, doubled, and scored twice! His OBP is around 8,000 right now. I specifically poured myself a cup of Joe just so I could sip it while reading what you had to say about the boy… Then nuthin’!? Shheeiit. So I spit that Joe outta my mouth and have vowed never to get excited about anything in my life again. Ever.

    On that note, it’d be nice if you could opine on how long i should roll with McLouth. Im in a 12t H2H, and he is only a bench/plug in guy for now. Pregunta es: does his streak continue and will he gain enough value to be used as trade-batter in a few days/weeks?

    Looking forward to the day when Grey HOSTs the Razzball Podcast,
    Ryan AKA Stud’z M’Kenz’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Roll with him as long as he’s hitting… I mentioned him yesterday…

  27. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Morning El Machete,
    Who is the Ultimate buy low candidate right now?
    Hows is your polish neighbor by the way?
    Nice day to you!

  28. papasmurf says:
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    Goldy Smurf is the most powerful smurf to have ever lived. He comes from a long line of smith smurfs who have supplied weapons and defended the smurf village with valor over eons. He glows a bluish-gold hue and performs heroic deeds in times of peril. When his fellow smurfs cower in the presence of danger, he is there, wielding his bat made from the stem of a magical mushroom, fighting every step of the way.

    M V P! M V P!

    In some other not so proud smurf news, Lowly Smuf, Blow Job Smurf, Gigalo Smurf, and Heady Smurf, who promised to stand alongside Goldy Smurf as champions of the vilage, have shamed us all. Although only Blow Job Smurf was originally known for “sucking,” lately the other three have been appearing in public with an unidentified dry white substance on their upper lip as well.

    (Keepers Lawrie, BJ Upton, Stanton and Headley were a combined 17 for 132 for my team heading into yesterday)

  29. JoeBoo says:
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    Grey-
    Keeper league trade question- 12 team mixed, std roto 5×5
    My Tavares for his Frazier? Currently I have McCutchen, JUpton, AJones, Coco, and Beltran in my OF. I have ARam (DL) at 3b with Rendon and Chris Johnson filling in until he gets back. My other corner options right now are Dunn and LaRoche. With Jay struggling, it seems like Taveras comes up sooner rather than later. Hold or deal?

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @JoeBoo: good news is ARam likely back mid next week, bad news is your problem is worse than my 2nd base problem (espinosa) and having only enough room for one backup, who currently is Lombardozzi (since he may steal Espo’s playing time). Would rather have Valdespin there but need somebody who plays every day. Also Rendon might be the one going forward who loses at bats in the Espo-Lombo-Rendo 3b-2b diluted solution.
      Laroche? maybe.

      • JoeBoo says:
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        @jason batteiger: So would you hold Tavares or flip him for Frazier?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @JoeBoo: i would with that outfield, maybe anyway. I have both Cutch and J-up in a 16 teamer. Was SO happy on draft day.

  30. LoveLettersToStanton says:
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    Just traded Josh Hamilton and Vernon Wells for Giancarlo. Thoughts? Will those love letters help him find his power again?

  31. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    what to do with huston street? velocity is down, his K:BB ratio is 1:2. i currently have frieri and grilli in my RP spots. do i drop street for jansen?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @ThePoonTycoon: stupid question but gregerson would be better in this situation. He’s likely gone.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: sorry i meant my question as to whether or not gregerson is available is stupid, not PoonTycoon’s.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: also, i mean IF you’re dropping Street getting Gregerson would be better, not that dropping Street is the best answer.

          • Wake Up says:
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            @goodfold2: sounds like someone got river’d…

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Wake Up: other than the poker phrase meaning “to lose at last possible second when you were winning before (and believing you would in the end)” not getting this reference.

              • Wake Up says:
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                @goodfold2: (i’ve been using this phrase incorrectly for way too long to switch now)…

                • goodfold2 says:
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                  @Wake Up: i wasn’t intending on correcting any usage, i just don’t know what you meant.

  32. Bombo Rivera says:
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    My current pace has me running well over the IP limit in my league. With that in mind, would you sit Dickey (@NYY), Minor (@DET) and/or Medlen (@DET)?

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Bombo Rivera: bench dickey until he shows signs of not sucking…

  33. Nick nice says:
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    Rizzo or hosmer at if!??

    • supra says:
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      @Nick nice: Rizzo, power is there, hits will come.

  34. crock says:
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    SON has Blanton at 18.7 tom. He make me as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. Stream him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @crock: In some leagues, I guess… I don’t trust him…

  35. Blue says:
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    I need steals. Pierre or R. Davis?

  36. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    Flipped Cruz/Hellickson/Henderson for Price/Reddick…we likey? Still have Trumbo, De Aza, Marte (and Heyward when that overachieving clown comes back) in 3OF format.

  37. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Have Cishek but Street is on waivers. Drop and swap or hold. Asking this question made me throw up a little.

    • Emporers monkey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Street is on waivers? What kind of monkeys do you play with?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Emporers monkey: actual seasoned closer in good park with pretty bad offense vs inexperienced closer on even worse offense. Only tie is that they both are sucking currently. Cishek’s only advantage is that he’s not old.

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Emporers monkey: According to E-S-Peon, Street is owned in 93.3% of leagues right now. And since we know that 40% of all E-S-Peon leagues are just cloned alpacas wearing a fez, dispatched by Matt Berry in order to take over the fantasy universe–the “Alpacalypse”, the proliferation of monkey-leagues is probably not too great in 2013. I mean, if you’re following my math–and how could you not be?–then it’s pretty unlikely that the 6.7% of leagues in which Street isn’t owned are all monkey-leagues. At least a few have to be filled by devious alpacas, right? RIGHT?

  38. Clint says:
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    So who makes you more moist? Bartolo Colon or Jason Hammel?

    And sidebar general fantasy baseball question: at what point, if any, do you worry about projected innings limits (i.e. how many starters/relievers should you carry)? My league’s max is 1400 and currently I’m carrying 7 SP’s and 4 RP’s with a projection of 1426 total while teams with similar rosters are well below the limit. Our starting lineup is 2 SP’s, 2 RP’s, and 4 P’s.

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @Clint: I guarantee you grey says (even did today) Hammel here.

  39. Trade help?

    GETTING Braun and Simmons(ss – braves) for my Harper and Ryan Zimmerman

    My team

    14 Team H2H POINTS League (NO CATEGORIES!)

    C-Sal Perez
    1b: Chris Davis
    2b: Zobrist
    3b: Middlebrooks
    SS: Evereth Cabrera
    OF: Melky
    OF: Harper
    OF: Choo
    U: Carlos Gomez
    Bench: Lawrie, Russell Martin, Rendon, Marte
    Minors: Wil Myers
    DL: Zimm

    SP: Darvish, Vogelsong, Cobb, Minor, Milone, Jose Fernandez, Cingrani
    RP: Street, Janssen
    DL: Chacin
    Minors: Straily

    • Nate says:
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      @Sort of a Big deal: That deal is close… but flipping Harper for Braun is so juicy! Simmons is a bit redundant with E.Cab sitting there (ROS) so I’d try to get a decent pitcher, or more specifically a good closer, instead. You have too many bench hitters anyway…

      • @Nate:

        That guys pitchers are all MEH…no one that great. And in my league we HAVE to have 4 bench batters. Its a rule.

        • jason batteiger says:
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          @Sort of a Big deal: even if you have to have exactly that many, you probably don’t need 3 3rd basemen that are healthy at the same time, even while yr best one is hurt. Try flipping Melky or Marte AND Middlebrooks or Lawrie or Rendon AND maybe even Jo-Fer or Cingrani for 1 decent SP AND a closer. Let the rookie hype on Jo-Fer or Cingrani (likely to be demoted soon), or even Rendon work in your favor. In any case, i agree with Nate that you don’t need Simmons.

          • supra says:
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            @jason batteiger: Agree you have no need for Simmons. I like the move of Harper for Braun, but you should be able to get something useful with the inclusion of Zimm.

  40. Malon says:
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    1. Villanueva, J. Johnson, or Ogando?
    2. Vmart just went on waivers. Drop Sal Perez for him?

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @Malon: grey had perez ranked higher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Malon: Villa… Perez…

  41. Alex says:
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    Wait….you saw Magic Mike?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: *hides faces*

      • Nate says:
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        @Grey: No, no, what Grey meant was he was IN Magic Mike. Moustache double

  42. Mike says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Erick Aybar for Asdrubal Cabrera?

    Your rankings (pre-season) say you would, but would you still do it?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Grey – thanks as always! Ike.

  43. shibboleth says:
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    Grey, happy Friday! Would you bench any of Gee v. Philly, Anibal v. Atl, Cashner v. SF, or Kendrick v. Mets?

    • shibboleth says:
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      @shibboleth: It’s a QS league, so there’s that…

  44. scott says:
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    I can only keep 1 since Cespedes comes back sunday. Keep lorenzo cain or starling marte??

    • supra says:
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      @scott: Marte

  45. scott says:
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    If you had to get rid of 1 closer who would it be.. holland, jansen, rivera, balfour… I’m thinkin balfour..

  46. Dkohn says:
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    Grey what’s going on? Are you and Giancarlo having problems at home?

    You’re scaring us!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dkohn: We’re gonna be okay…We’re gonna be okay…We’re gonna be okay…We’re gonna be okay…

      • Dkohn says:
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        @Grey: hahaha

  47. Emporers monkey says:
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    Grey,

    Just traded Matt Carpenter and Freddie Freeman for Goldschmidt. I picked up Seager to play 2nd so I didn’t really need Carpenter as much anymore. Good move?

    • NatsFan says:
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      I want to tell you all the story
      ‘Bout a Harper Valley widowed wife
      Who had a teenage daughter
      Who attended Harper Valley Junior High

      Speaking of “Dont look at me I’m hideous” thinking about trading Weeks for Estrada in a 12 team NL only. Could use some pitching, Like you in tout I price enforced Neil Walker and have him in my U spot so could move him to 2b. My U spot then becomes a bit challenging in a deep league, but thinking Weeks is hideous. Thoughts?

  48. mikey boy324 says:
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    Grey start Homer Bailey tonight @Nats 12 team h2h league?

    • Project Merkin says:
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      @mikey boy324: I’m starting him. He looked great against the Nats a couple weeks ago. Only has had 1-2 bad innings so far this year. Looks like the Nats are starting to hit a bit, which makes it a little risky, but I’m goin for it.

  49. Jay says:
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    Grey-
    Marte and Cashner for Altuve

    Who gets the shaft in this deal?

    Thanks

    • Grey

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

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Jay: i like altuve here, a cashner type will be available on waivers again during the season… this only works if the altuve team has another decent 2B…

  50. Ice Cold Pitchers says:
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    Thanks for all the info. I’m having a great start. Please rate as 6th pitcher: Morrow, Beckett, Hammel, Cashner, Cahill.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Ice Cold Pitchers: you listed 5 pitchers. I’m betting grey says the worst of your 5 person list is Morrow or maybe Cahill.

      • Beardcrabs says:
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        @goodfold2: i don’t think you’re following correctly…

  51. G says:
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    Thanks for your great writing every day. Loved the ma peche ref yesterday.

    I’m trying to trade for David Price in my 12 team mixed redraft. I’m giving up Cingrani, Wilhelmsen, and another player to equal the deal out. The guy is high on Cingrani.

    Who to include in the deal? Is Brandon Moss fair? Nori Aoki? Don’t have many other pieces I’d consider moving, I’m in love wit Frazier and Chris Davis. Even Moss hurts to give up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: No problem…. Moss or Aoki are fine to trade there…

  52. Brian says:
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    Do I drop Beckett for one of these others wavier wire pitchers: Jo-Fer,Hughes,Straily?

    12 team mixed H2H 6X5( use ops as the sixth category) My other pitcher are Milone,Cashner,Scherzer,Moore,Samardzija,Miller,Cingrani,Ryu, Beachy(DL). RP are Romo,Perkins,Bailey, Valverde.

    Great work always….Keep up the great work!!!!

    • Nate says:
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      @Brian: I’d rank them Hughes, JoFer, Beck, Straily ROS … but with Straily available in my league I’m interested in Grey’s answer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: No problem…. I’d hold Beckett

  53. booya says:
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    Pick 2: Quintana, Beckett, McDonald, Kendrick, Westbrook.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @booya: Quintana, Beckett

  54. Damian says:
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    So when does Goldschmidt start stealing a few bases? I drafed him hoping for 25+ hr and 10+ sb!

    • supra says:
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      @Damian: 10 SBs amount to 1 every 2-3 weeks. Are you really complaining about AuShizz’s start? If that’s your biggest roster concern at the moment, kudos my friend!

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Damian: he’s had a few stolen but montero fouled those off…

      • Damian says:
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        @Beardcrabs: thanks for the info, I was just worried he was ‘t running at all. He is quite a load chugging around the bases. I am not complaining, just have a team 1st in almost all offensive categories, but last in SB with goody, Gardner, Harper, kinsler, and others just not running a ton.

  55. Nate says:
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    Always my favourite (I’m Canadian, not poor at spelling) part of the morning. Thanks for the read.

    Hosmer and Ike Davis were two guys you liked preseason (Ike more than Hosmer) do you like them both ROS or are you concerned?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nate: No problem… Or is it no proublem? I’m giving them more leash… It’s too early to start second guessing things… One hot week and both could turn it around…

  56. Carnac says:
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    Is there a Razzball dictionary term for when a manager inexplicably sends a pitcher back to the mound (after throwing a lot of pitches, etc.) and an otherwise good pitching line is inevitably ruined? Sciosciapath isn’t really specific to my pain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac: Garrett Richards got Dustied.

      • Capt'Stache says:
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        @Grey: Garrett Richards got Baked…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey: Ha! Of course… and Morrow was Dustied on Wednesday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup…

  57. Parker says:
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    should I trade josh Hamilton and homer bailey for Chris davis And scherzer?

    • Randy BoBandy says:
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      @Parker:

      That’s a tough one but personally I’d keep Hamilton/Bailey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Parker: It’s fair, really could go either way… I’d go Scherzer…

    • Frank Grimes says:
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      @Parker: are you offering or been offered? I’d do it but first try a little better than CD.

      • Parker says:
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        @Frank Grimes: being offered. te guy initially wanted j zimm instead of bailey, to which I promptly said no

        I think I’m gonna go through with it

  58. rgp says:
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    Pettibone v. mets on saturday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @rgp: In Metco? Sure…

      • rgp says:
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        Thx!@Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  59. Everyday reader, sporadic commenter says: your jokes about fat guys and man-crushes are funny. They almost make reading a fantasy baseball blog feel less nerdy. Your jokes about race are getting lamer. I winced on today’s Ryu post. Ironic racism is played out, Grey!

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        yeah , you were down at the liquor store when that memo was issued .
        sorry , should have reminded you .

        • Beardcrabs says:
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          @costaricanchata: racism is never played out… i wonder how john rocker is doing, i think he’s actually in one of my leagues…

      • mc serch says:
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        @Grey: personally, having lived in the NYC melting pot my whole life, I thought the Ryu blurb was the funniest of the morning….I guess one man’s wince is another man’s LOL …. I kinda like the fact that very little is off limits here… we are all waiting for you to break the kiddie porn barrier in a jose altuve blurb

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sometimes you gotta go to the edge for the funny… Sometimes it hurts people, what can do? Ha…

          • jason batteiger says:
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            @Grey: i think dime rocking meant his comment as an aesthetic argument in that he doesn’t think grey’s ryu bit was funny; not that it “shouldn’t be done” in a censorship way. I’m pretty sure everyone here would be of the opinion that the only censored person would be the one trying to do some censoring (what’s that line about “the only good cop…”) In any case, i thought Grey’s stuff today was great all around, even for him.
            Edge for funny, reminiscent of path of excess leads to ….
            Catcher: William Blake?
            Serandon: I mean William Blake!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cool… I’m not sweating it, it was a true story and I said the line to a Japanese girl originally and she wasn’t offended, so eye of the beholder…

  60. MoneyMike says:
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    Hey Grey, in a 10 teamer should I use my #1 waiver pick to grab Brandon Morrow?
    I’d probably drop Daniel Murphy and just leave Segura and Zobrist as my everyday MI. The pickup would leave me with 10 starters including Cashner and Estrada as my two fringe guys while I wait for a new closer to pop up to pair with Perkins.
    Thanks man!

  61. house stark says:
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    I’m thinking of trading away Uggla to help with my pitching in a 12-team NL only. I’ve been offered Paul Maholm by one guy and offered Josh Beckett by another. Which one is better for the rest of the season, or should I pass on both?

    • supra says:
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      @house stark: Maholm is better, but I’d try to get a bit more for Uggla, rather than a hot start.

  62. ReleasetheMcKraken says:
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    Fuegobuena de schmotata – this made me laugh uncontrollably. I’m not sure why. I mean it’s funny but…never mind.

    Lowrie for JZimmermann which side? How much more needs to be added to Lowrie to land an Adam Jones?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ReleasetheMcKraken: Ha… Zimmermann… Depends what the person with Jones needs… Maybe a #2 SP?

  63. Hoog says:
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    12 team h2h keeper league with qs instead of wins. Who would you rather have: granderson Or grienke?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Hoog: most certainly Greinke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hoog: Greinke

  64. Kevin says:
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    Would you trade away CJ Wilson, Shawn Marcum, and Melky Cabrera for Ellsbury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank Kim: Eh, it’s a bit early for that…. So if he’s off his game for one start, then 33% of his results are skewed….

        • Beardcrabs says:
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          @Frank Kim: fangraphs loves to freak people out… i take them with the finest grains of salt…

          • Beardcrabs says:
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            @Beardcrabs: unless they actually make sense… some of their writers are whoreable…

  65. Randy BoBandy says:
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    You should consider a disclaimer before these entries…that’s twice I nearly spewed coffee all over my computer due to the golden nature of the material, well done again.

    Also, being a default Jays fan – is there any other team (aside from the Astros) that is a fantasy wasteland thus far? Jays can’t hit and can’t pitch. Can’t wait for Janssen to blow a couple of saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Randy BoBandy: Ha, no problem… Angels spent a lot of money… They don’t look good at all…

  66. The Great Hambino says:
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    I targeted Marte in my draft as a late round guy and got him in the 18th. But I also have Asdrubal Cabrera at SS. Needless to say my SS position is killing me. I have Zobrist at 2B. I have some options. I like my team out of the draft but have never really been crazy about A Cab. I can trade Marte/Cashner for Altuve and bench Cabrera or I can drop either cabrera or Morse for Kipnis. OF = Braun, Fowler, Marte, Morse, Werth. I figure it’s easier to grab an OFer than a SS.

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey:

        Are you convinced that Cabrera will be better than what he is giving currently, or just that enamoured with Marte?

        I really thought this was a win for my team, being that I just picked up Cashner from FA.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’ll be better…

          • Jay says:
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            @Grey: ok Sir – so far you haven’t let me down ….yet, so i will gratefully take the advice and hold. I just can’t commit to a length.
            I almost want to go against you though…every week I look at the gaping hole I have at SS

  67. Nick nice says:
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    Middlebrooks or freese?

  68. ivebeenupthreedaysstraight says:
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    “The difference between a sigh and gas should be clearer.”

    If you are talking about human gas, it comes out of our butts; this a sigh cannot do.

    Au Schmizz!

      • ivebeenupthreedaysstraight says:
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        @Grey: do you do the deep breathe-in through the mouth first like normal? that would give me laughing gas…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, is that wrong?

          • ivebeenupthreedaysstraight says:
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            @Grey: jings! not in the least. i would be more concerned if it was an anal inhale… there’s a high risk of wardrobe malfunction, brand ordeure. and ive seen a few moustachioed gentlemen in my day. most of them wear the kind of fine clothing that one would want to avoid night-soiling. unless you’re dressed in dregs it’s probably something of concern. of course, there’s always the leather underpants route–these tend to hold up well under assverse conditions.

            oh yeah, baseball.

  69. Tom says:
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    Is Lynn, Markakis and Wihelmsen too much to give for Price? Should I be worried about him? Fangraphs just had an article showing that his fastball is donw 3mph from last year and he is getting 15% less swinging strikes (SSS).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: His fastball is down which is a concern… I’d still take him in that trade…

  70. chillmodious says:
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    Grey… Which side wins in the following trades:

    1. McCutchen + Rizzo for Giancarlo + Allen Craig

    2. Giancarlo + Asdrubal for McCutchen (Note: the Giancarlo side has Aybar on the DL to replace Asdrubal)

    C.

    4. Giancarlo + Huston Street for McCutchen

    Thank you!

  71. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Are you throwing Medlen @ DET tomorrow?

  72. neogonzo mourning says:
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    GREY why were you so wrong about Buccholz in the pre-season? I live in Boston, and kept hovering over his name for rounds and rounds and rounds with only your voice in the back of my mind saying “nahhhhhhhhhhh” DAMN IT. i guess Justin Upton is making up for it, but just barely…

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @neogonzo mourning: i would say grey disserves big ups on the justin upton…

      • Beardcrabs says:
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        @Beardcrabs: *deserves

  73. Danny Tanner says:
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    Grey,
    Great as usual. Would appreciate some input.. I need a catcher from my H2H league. AVG, OBP, TB, H, R, HR, SB, RBI

    Here are my options:
    Carlos Ruiz, Russell Martin, Alex Avila, Chris Iannetta, Jordan Pacheco, Wilson Ramos, Kurt Suzuski, Derek Norris, John Jaso, Francisco Cervelli, Nick Hundley, Tyler Flowers.

    Thanks in advance!

  74. Jack says:
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    Is Haren ownable in a 12 team league? He was dropped by another owner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: I wouldn’t want him

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Jack: let him mess up someone else’s ratios…

  75. Cartman 4evs says:
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    Please rank: Hammel, Estrade, Cashner, Quintana. Thanks.

  76. John says:
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    Grey need help in my IF:

    Alvarez or Middlebrooks (who is now hitting 8th!)?

    Cozart or Gyorko?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Alvarez…Cozart

  77. Will says:
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    Thanks for the fencing shout out! I’m a fencer (well back in my glory days?)

  78. Slam says:
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    You’re saying Magic mike WASN’T THAT GOOD???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slam: Was I not strong enough in my dislike or are you saying it was good? Now I’m confused…

      • Beardcrabs says:
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        @Grey: so you MEN actually watched that movie…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah… With their cougars they do… Easy start up…

        • Slam says:
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          @Grey: @Beardcrabs: I, like most men, wanted to see how McConaughey measured up against the young guns. Overlooked movie in my opinion- he was hilarious.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Chocolate and vanilla, I suppose…

      • Nate says:
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        @Grey: Which is what compels men to watch Magic Mike in the first place…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

  79. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    “Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs with his 5th homer. Anyone want any part of my bet that Edwin will have more fantasy value than Bautista? What’s the matter…Chicken?”

    Ill take that bet. I recall us being in the same boat 3 years ago when you kept telling everyone to sell high as he went on to hit 54 bombs that year. Yea he has been battling injuries but I’d still take him over E5 any day.

      • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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        @Grey: Shave the stache if Joey Bats ends up on top of the player rater?

        • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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          @2 Cups 1 Braun: That is he is higher than E5 at the end of the season.

  80. Ben says:
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    Maurer was destroyed by the Astros – not touching him.

    Quintana worth holding onto? I know you said you don’t like his next start but it seems like he could put together a decent season (solid minor league #s..)

    I just dropped Hamel for him, which I kind of regret. I should be patient with Jason. Thinking of dropping Nolasco for Hamel now – or I could just swap em back.

    QS league btw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben: Avoid at Texas… Then check back… I’d lose Nolasco for Hammel….

  81. kyle says:
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    Gattis or V-Mart tonight?

    And should I start all three of: Cashner/Bailey/Milone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kyle: Mart…. Sure…

  82. supra says:
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    “Dustin Ackley is batting .435 (10-for-23) over his last six games.”

    With no HRs, RBIs. At what point does he come back on to the radar in a 12 team keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra: Should be on it already

  83. T Moore says:
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    Mr Gray: My 24 hour”Parker” Anti-Stream experiment ended really badly…

    Naturally, St Simeon over on the other sitting pole down the block was up doing his pelvic pump dance most of the night as he had picked up Hammel for the same game… I really hate that old hippy… Thinking a of having sling shot or BB gun sent up here.. That ought to get him dancing to my tune for a change…

    I ‘m seriously considering of switching over to Fantasy Grand Slam Tennis next year, now.. If I hadn’t have missed the Oz Open, I would be there now… The short skirts are almost as good as porn…

    I truly stink at FBB this season…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: I told you to drop him two weeks ago… You let the love of your A’s stand in the way… Oaktown Steve was there with you…

      • T Moore says:
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        @Grey:

        I just picked him up yesterday… And always saw him as a candidate for regression in my previous posts here…

        He had just had a nice outing and I thought…. Well, you are right about the GO A’s part…

        GO A’s…

        Oakland Steve: we must stand together against all of the Anti A’s talk on here… It just ain’t fair!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m not anti-A’s, just was anti-Parker after how bad he looked for the last month…

  84. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: Need a bench bat until Rizzo can at least make contact. 5 x 5 weekly roto, who do you like? Krispie, reimold, Vmart, Quentin, Carter, nava, mcclouth or Rasmus. Thanks.

  85. JimY says:
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    Rank ‘em!

    Quintana, Cashner, Morrow, Wei-Yin Chen, Villanueva.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JimY: Morrow, Chen, Villa…

  86. Garrett Richard's Mom says:
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    Don’t you think the Scociapath left my son in the game too long? He was doing fine until the 8th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Garrett Richard’s Mom: No, he should’ve been out of that game… He was already at 105 pitches… I think his manager is a piece of –

  87. Wilsonian says:
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    My last 4 roster spots (filling up two UTIL slots and 2 BENCH spots) are:

    UTIL – BJ Upton
    UTIL – Frazier
    BN – Marte
    BN – Cain

    Rutledge is also available. I like the thought of having bench and utility players that I can slot in anywhere if people have a day off (Frazier is 1B, 3B, OF eligible and Rutledge is 2B, SS eligible). Would you recommend dumping someone for Rutledge, standing pat, or dumping someone to stream SPs.

    8 Team H2H (H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG)

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: thank you kind sir. I know you hear it a lot, but keep up the incredible work!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

  88. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I feel like I have a mess at 2B on one team. I have:

    Neil Walker
    Rickie Weeks

    I have the following on the wire:

    Aaron Hill
    Kyle Seager

    Should I make any moves?

    Is Seager better than either that I have?

    Is Hill worth a stash and if so, who do I cut to the wire?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Lose Walker for Seager…

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thnaks Grey!

  89. Principle Blackman says:
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    In my 6×6 (QS & K9) league I was pretty high on Jason Hammel this year. I mean, I still only paid five bucks for him, but I was willing to go higher because I thought last year’s gains in k-rate were a sign of good things to come. I realize he is still a useful fantasy pitcher, but I am lagging in both Ks and K9, and I’m wondering if it isn’t time to cut bait and maybe add Dan Straily?

    Here are some other names on the waiver wire: Haren, Hellickson, Griffen, Quintana, Teheran, Zack Wheeler, James McDonald, Brandon Beachy (I do have an open DL spot, so I could technically add Beachy and then another guy).

    Here are my SPs right now:
    Bumgarner, Shields, Minor, Anibal Sanchez, Bailey, Cashner, Hammel.

    I’m leaning towards adding Straily or maybe stashing Wheeler.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Principle Blackman: With those waivers, you should just stream… I’d hold Hammel for now…

      • Principle Blackman says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks, a bunch.
        I will quit pestering you today after one last question.

        Would you sit any of Bailey (@Nats), Anibal (Braves), or Cashner (Giants), today?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d start them all…

  90. Grey's Mom says:
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    Trade Wandy for:

    1. Gyorko
    2. Gattis

    Obp keeeper, bench spot

  91. vohnie says:
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    I’m thinking of switching out Cingrani for Cashner, but I’d like to sell him while he’s doing well rather than drop him. I currently have Panda at 3rd. Do you think Panda+Cingrani would be a fair trade for a third base upgrade such as Longoria / Wright / Zimm? Would that even be much of an upgrade? I have Prince Fielder at 1st and Stanton / Heyward (Frazier at the moment) / Choo in my outfield. Would one of my outfielders + Cingrani for an outfield upgrade be a better option?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @vohnie: Try for Longo or Wright, it’s solid…

  92. LuckyToBeBC says:
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    Thoughts on this trade??? Offered De Aza for Miley… Only 1 DL slot in this league and i have several guys on the DL so My Util is open cant drop the DL guys or really any of my pitchers..

    Thoughts on trade???

  93. Banders says:
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    Would you rather have Freeman or Papi?

  94. Fungus says:
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    Great job this year Grey. I’m in second and Stanton, Castro, and Zobrist haven’t even contributed yet.

    Which of these 3 streamers do I pick up today? All home starts.

    Milone vs Balt
    Cashner vs SF
    Dempster vs Hou

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fungus: Cool… Dempster

  95. Buttermaker says:
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    10 team league drop Melky Cabrera and or Ichiro for any of the following? Kubel, Eric Young, Chris Young, Schierholtz, McLouth, Daniel Nava, Thanks

  96. Pipa says:
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    Would you trade Cano for Pedroia and Buchholz?? I a little light on SP, and asked what he wanted, and he sent that offer…..very tempting!! What do you think?

    • Pipa says:
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      @Pipa: He also has Bumgarner and Lester, should I aim higher?

      • supra says:
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        @Pipa: Cano side, not close. Would only consider with Pedroia/Bum… still maybe no.

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Pipa: aim higher… bum is solid i would do it if my offense was decent…

  97. rye or the kaiser soze says:
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    “You messed up, God!” Shakes fist at sky… Hahahah

    Whadaya think? Should Brian Mac daddy Cann be owned in a 10 team? I’ve got Lucroy and best available are Gattis and McCann.

  98. supra says:
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    Aramis (rd3) & Cingrani (rd24)
    for
    Hanley (rd6)

    Who wins this keeper league trade?

  99. B.o.B says:
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    Would you consider dropping Andrus for Rutledge in a 10 team, H2H league? R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP are the cats…

  100. stumanji says:
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    BJ Upton & Homer Bailey for Giancarlo?

  101. ReleasetheMcKraken says:
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    How about Brandon Phillips and Brett Lawrie for Braun and Bogaerts in a no limit dynasty keeper. Which side?

  102. Frank Grimes says:
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    “it’s Da Balm” Shark Tank here I come!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank Grimes: Nice… BTW, someone mentioned you above…

      • Frank Grimes says:
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        @Grey: I can die happy now. wait I’m already dead.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  103. Your Mom says:
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    You cutting bait on Gyorko yet, Grey/Rudy? He’s sucking some suck so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Your Mom: I’d cut bait on Gyorko…

      • Your Mom says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey

  104. Jack Hearts Sky says:
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    whay was cingrani dropped in one of my leagues? am i missing something here? been really busy at work

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Hearts Sky: He might have only one more start and it’s gonna come against a tough opponent…

      • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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        @Grey: of, course, he comes up pitches well on a team that needs it, so why not send him back down. dusty is allergic to real success

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Achoo indeed…

          • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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            @Grey: Gonecazytite

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: guys, let’s be fair to the always dependable mike leake, not just with 2 good starts in a row grasping like grim death for his job, now comes with free 1$ coupon for window pudy. Leake fixes leaks.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha

  105. aethomp1 says:
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    Peavy for Prado straight up? I’m stacked at SP and looking to unload one or two for MI. Offer was made to me, and is on the table. My ss is Scutaro, so I would plug prado in at SS.

    Also on the table:
    Kipinis, Andrelton Simmons, Brian McCann, David Price, and Dickie
    for my
    Harvey, Strasburg, and C. Janssen.

    Leaning towards Prado, dont really want to completely blow my team up.
    Trade1, 2, or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs… Take Prado if you need a MI… The other deal is bonkers…

  106. Beardcrabs says:
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    holy shit i just picked up marmol in an RCL im shaking in my boots… i think i might just bench him for now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s scary, but I’m starting him vs. the Marlins at least…

  107. The Last M's Fan says:
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    Please rank: Beckett, Morrow, Hammels.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels, Morrow

  108. Juice_0321 says:
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    Hey! I am in a league where pitching is very scarce, there is nothing on the wire. Do you have any targets that I can try and trade for without their owners seeing the increasing value? I am struggling a bit in that area.

    My pitching:
    Waino, Zimmerman, Minor, Hughes, Milone, Romo, Robertson, Hernandez, Niese, Lester, Archer, Doubront, Detwiler, JFerz, Wilhelmy, Benoit.

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your pitching doesn’t look bad but I have no idea how many teams are in your league… Maybe Price?

      • Juice_0321 says:
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        @Grey: 10 team H2H. Price is a keeper and would cost a fortune to obtain. I am asking for low end guys that I can steal that will help me out a bit. Like a Derek Holland tier starter etc.

  109. sanfran1966 says:
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    Niese has been all over the place this season.

    Start him v the Phils this weekend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m benching him…

  110. gomie says:
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    start cashner tonight? the cbs guy said not to on twitter

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @gomie: it would appear that either cbs guy would never recommend starting Cashner ever, or he’s a big time twit. Possibly both. Twitter does seem to be the proper sphere of influence for guys like this.

    • Frank Grimes says:
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      @gomie: then do it for sure! he was decent vs SF for four inning last weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league size, but I would in most…

  111. goodfold2 says:
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    in a 10 team league (Every time i’d read these before i’d get jealous about people in 10 or under leagues; it’s like being embarrassed about which super bowl ring to wear today) with machado doing so well lately and headley just not since his 1st or 2nd start who to bench today?
    A-Jax vs Maholm
    Machado at Milone
    Headley vs Lincecum
    Also, if all 3 had starting jobs at the same time, what’s the ranks of
    Eaton,EYJ,Span, mostly for steals, but also overall in a OPS league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d bench Machado… Jackson, Headley, Machado… Span…

  112. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Minor or Bailey ROS? H2H, W, L and QS count. Looking to package one with a bat for a Wainwright type.

    Same settings, rank Iwakuma, Lincecum, T. Hudson–probably that order, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor… Iwakuma Hudson

  113. Juice_0321 says:
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    Pick two today. Rutlede, Reynolds or Krispie. Close week so far in RBI and SB.

    Also have Freese on the bench with Rizzo today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge, Krispie…

  114. Enrique says:
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    Grey, need that mustachioed advice again, I need Sp Im trying to make this deal happen is it fair or Im trying to low ball the other player, I have a surplus of OF and saves guys:
    I get Kemp, Bailey and Cueto
    I give Fowler, C. crawford, Verlander and C. perez

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t love it…

  115. scott says:
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    Colby Lewis… wait and see.. or grab and wait?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab

  116. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    understand your concern over b. league’s performance , but not worried that
    kenley will take over anytime soon .

    didn’t kenley have heart palpitations , the last time that he was thrust into the closer’s role ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, after about a month… And no one says that’s a recurring thing with closing games…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        true .
        prolly more likely to happen on the fbb manager’s side of that equation .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup…

  117. SeanMcD says:
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    12 Team H2H 6×6 league where pitching include Ls and Hitting includes OPS.

    My current starters are C Hamels, J Lester, A Sanchez, AJ Burnett, J Niese, P Hughes and J Quintana. Would you swap any of them out for Jhoulys Chacin or Patrick Corbin.

    Hitting I have:
    C = C Santana, E Gattis (Gattis mainly being used in my Utl)
    1B = P Fielder, C Davis (Davis moving between IF or OF)
    2B = Aaron Hill (My DL), Daniel Murphy
    3B = W Middlebrooks, K Seager (one @ 3B one IF or UTL)
    SS = J Reyes (My DL), B Crawford
    CF = J Elsebury
    RF = Sin Soo Choo
    LF = Melky Cabrera
    BN = Justin Ruggiano, Jason Kubel (INJ), Michael Saunders (INJ)

    I’ve been hurting on Steals, Average and OPS after loosing Reyes and Hill.

    Available are: Lorenzo Cain, Didi Gregorious and Denard Span. Are any of these guys worth a pick up over my current roster?

    Thanks for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold on the SPs…. Cain over Ruggiano…

      • SeanMcD says:
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        @Grey: Thanks as always Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  118. Big Puma says:
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    Which ice cold bro you rolling with in the Util spot today and for the foreseeable future……..Ike (v Kendrick) or BJ Upton (Anibal)?

    I’d love to sit B.J but I’m battling it out in steals and HRs this week and I would punch myself in the nuts if BJ steals a bag and/or goes deep.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton…

  119. Milarky says:
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    Grey, for the coming week, how do you rank the following turds without considering positions? Alonso, Ike Davis, Cozart, Chris Johnson, Brantley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ike, Cozart, Johnson…

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: Where does Yonder fit in that mix of turds? Basically I need to sit two of those guys, and I normally play both Davis and Yonder.

  120. Stantonovation says:
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    Trumbo weeks for Altuve Freese ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

  121. alex says:
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    I have Elvis andrus but I’m disappointed so far this season. Should I drop him and pick up b Crawford who is having a nice season so far? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  122. Mountain Man says:
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    Grey-

    Loved the book. Read it in one night. Reminded me of some of the crazy shit I did when I was younger (same age BTW)!

    Strategy question – 12 Team Std. Roto w/1400 inn. Cap.
    SP – Gio, Moore, YovaIni, Peavy, Ryu, Niese, Burnett
    RP – Perkins, Janssen, Cishek, Cook

    Strategy Question – I am holding Cook basically to stabilize ratios and on case Balfour gets hurt/traded. Should I drop him for someone like Cashner or if a less desirable RP with save opportunities becomes available, or say a good bench bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Lose Cook for Cashner…

      • Mountain Man says:
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        @Grey: Done. Doing well so far going on your advice, and I am a Lannister – and a Lannister always pays his debts…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  123. Mike says:
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    Good day Grey!

    a couple questions for you on this fine fine Friday afternoon.

    1. A dude just offered me Billy Butler for my Beltran. I have to accept…right?

    2. Would you start Homer Bailey today @ Washington if your era was under 2 and your whip under .9?

    3. What Pitcher could I target for a Billy Butler/Bailey package (presuming you like Butler)

    4. WIth Cespedes and Grandy coming back soon im gonna have to make a couple drops. Who goes first? second? Middlebrooks, Simmons, Span, Doubront.

    5. With Cespedes coming off the DL I would ideally like to repopulate my 2nd DL Spot. But there isnt much out there in a 14 team league. Who do I pick up as a DL stash? Jeter, Pineda, Luebke, ___________ (fill in the blank if there is anyone out there i dont know about owned in less than 10% not named Colby Lewis who is all ready being stashed)

    Thanks Grey.

    I sincerly appreciate your wit and advice. Looking forward to the Buy/Sell this afternoon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Yes 3. Zimmermann? Cain? 4. Doubront, Simmons… 5. Luebke No problem…

  124. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    did you see richards pitch vs seattle ?

    i added him onto most of my rosters , but the internet connection was wonky down here ,
    last night (big surprise … not) and only got to “listen” to a couple of innings , before that , too , faded out .
    from what little i did hear , i got the impression that he threw few 1st pitch strikes and was working behind in the counts .
    did this hold true in the later innings ??

    really wish that i could have seen that game , because i am considering keeping him on my rosters for a few more turns .

    thoughts ??

    thanking you , in advance .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I didn’t watch it, was at dinner… But it looks like it was a crime against humanity that he was sent out for another inning when at 105 pitches…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        kendrys bailed him out , in the 1st , by grounding into a dp .
        it was a slow start … but only heard 3 innings .
        still , lots of hitters’ counts during that time .

        • Grey

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          Supposedly he’s terrible vs. lefties… Can’t throw a change…

  125. Teblow! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    A “who to drop” question. I need to pick up a Catcher and here are the possible people I can drop:

    Lorenzo Cain
    Brett Gardner
    Tony Cingrani
    Carlos Villanueva
    Steve Cishek
    Tommy Milone
    Al Albq (our League has Holds as a Stat but I also have Jansen)

    It is a Yahoo 12 Team 6×6 with Holds and OPS.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Teblow! says:
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      @Teblow!: As a follow up, I can probably afford to give up a SP as I have 10 of them after picking up Cashner. Too many SPs I know, but I can’t get enough of them.

      Hope that helps.

      Thanks again Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani

  126. Wake Up says:
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    (April 5, 2013)
    posted on my league message board…..
    “If this is somehow a reference to my drafting of Hyun-Jin Ryu, or Ryu Hyun-Jin, or Hyun More Gin, or “Yeah me and the boys are outta gin…mind running out, hun?…Hun, r-yu serious? I just asked you to run out for some freakin’ gin? R-yu kidding me right now Hyun? Hyunny?”…She should be back with some more Jin in less than 10 minute”….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You mean I posted that to my league board?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I know…you are not helping me out here bro….

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Wake Up: conspiwacy…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: You know what they say about great minds………….that’s right…they create algorithms to manipulate the stock market and cause flash crashes so the corporate giants they work for can marginalize their consumer base even further and capitalize on their irrational fear….great minds my over-the-internet-friend…great minds…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lambada

  127. Wake Up says:
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    I have Bautista ranked below the E’s……so, no bet here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…

  128. Stantonovation says:
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    How about Trumbo Espinosa for Altuve Freese?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo side

      • Stantonovation says:
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        @Grey: gracias

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada…

  129. Pope says:
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    With an open DL slot, who would you stash? Looks like Hart, Eaton, Viciedo, Maybin, M Saunders, Hanrahan, Fujikawa, Garza on the wire.

    Enjoyed the article, thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hart

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Thank you kindly

  130. Beer Bum says:
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    Good stuff as always…I still haven’t stopped laughing at the Kate Upton “moisturizing” bit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  131. Kid A says:
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    I’m starting Brandon Moss as 1b.. should I trade samardz for freeman? 12T h2h weekly.

    my pitchers are Zimm, samardz, bucholz, dempster, burnett, ryu and bailey who i just rotate based on matchups. we start 4 SP a week.

    Thanks bud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, sounds like you need Freeman, so sure…

    • Kid A says:
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      @Kid A: Only room enough for one us, bucko…

  132. Aero says:
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    SON loves Beckett v Mil tonight. I’m kinda scared!!
    Also, SON does not like Maholm v Det. I kinda think Maholm is a better play than Beckett tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Beckett…

      • Aero says:
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        @Grey: Wow, ok. Think I’d be crazy to start Maholm v Det, too?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would bench him vs. Tigers in some leagues, yeah…

  133. 'Topes says:
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    Nice work here.

    Is Yunel Escobar worth picking up? Probably would have to drop Leake or Liriano for him. Horrid start and his hammy have me unsure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks… Eh, I’d forget Yunel, but I don’t know your full circumstances and Liriano’s hot garbage…

  134. herschel says:
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    @Grey: SON or STON or whatever hes going by these days loves Blanton next week vs Bal ($18.1). Do you like this matchup as well? Looking for some good streamers for next week, but just dont see the love here…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch Blanton…

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: yeah, thought so. still dont understand the math that goes into SON, but there may be a glitch in the system, no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A glitch in the Matrix? I think it’s really early still so what we’re seeing is a combo of projections and last year results that aren’t always jiving…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: unless BAL projects to be lights out bad at hitting, or completely dependent on long balls that get out at camden but wouldn’t in LAD this seems to be the most out of whack SON value of the year. ? Not really a question here, just surprise.
        also, are mets so much better at hitting at home that gee is that much higher than kendrick in tonight’s game? (10.8-1.4)? So far Kendrick’s been either lucky or quite undervalued by SON to this point. Games against (at Cin) and (at STL) he was either serviceable or great in. Plus METCO is METCO. I say this relative to a 16 teamer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gee question is more for Rudy… I’d post it on SON itself… Gee and Kendrick seem nearly identical…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: @Grey: that’s what i would’ve thought, i’m starting both in a 16 teamer, only low numbered starts for me today from SON are Bailey’s and Kendrick’s. I will ask Rudy about the Gee-Kendrick gap.

  135. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 5 x 5 weekly roto. pujols for giancarlo. trapper keepers aside, which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  136. Ciao Grey — For 2B options in a deep roto league ROS, do you prefer the suddenly hot Ackley or Kipnis? I’m guessing Kipnis, even though I know you aren’t a fan.

    And among pitchers is this correct order from best to worst? Milone – Garza – Straily – Marcum?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ackley…Assuming you’re not dropping Kipnis to roster him… Looks right on the SPs depending on matchups…

      • @Grey: Grey — Both 2B are on waivers: on this team, my MI is Rutledge (2B/SS) and Cozart (SS) and I’d like to have another option. Is Ackley the short-term pickup or would you rather have him ROS? I was leaning toward Kipnis until I saw your answer.

  137. Jon says:
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    I’m looking for help in my infield… would you deal Beltran for Carpenter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  138. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME*****

  139. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    H2H Points league – New 2-week scoring period starts next week – pick 2 of these 3 SP’s to roll with (no pitcher bench in this league – they are either starting or on reserve for the scoring period)

    Price – @COL, vs. TOR
    Minor – vs. NYM, @CIN
    Cobb – @KC, @COL, vs. SD

  140. Jaymz says:
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    I love Sal Perez, I hate his slow start. You think he’s worth dumping for AJ or McCann?

  141. Beardcrabs says:
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    span or aoki for a utility spot… with an emphasis on SB…

  142. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ******THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME*****

  143. Fungus says:
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    Is Colby Lewis worth owning (10 team mixed) over Ogando, Hammels, or Niese?

  144. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME*******

  145. Brett says:
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    Weekly league 5X5 – Should I be sitting Swisher/Cody Ross/Y. Molina and starting Arencibia while he’s mashing?

  146. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME********

  147. Ben says:
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    Think Youk comes back or hits the DL? I just dropped Jimenez -h e was hurting my OPS/SLg more than helping. 3B is super shallow. Im praying he comes back. Otherwise tis Gillaspie territory.

    • Ben says:
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      @Ben: thats what i get for not reloading before i post! TO THE NEW THREAD I GO

  148. Alex says:
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    Who should I offer for Matt Cain? Stanton?

    I have Grandy, A Gordon, Romo and Ike to offer really. Help me craft an offer please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon?

  149. Matt says:
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    Lorenzo Cain or De Aza in 7×7 with slg and obp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De Aza

  150. MB says:
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    Any chance Jose Fernandez or Rendon is a top 75 option in 2015?

  151. Yu will Ryu the day…

  152. Chris says:
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    Parra or McLouth?

  153. Chris says:
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    Parra or McLouth?

  154. Teblow! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    A trade question. In an 11 Team 5×5 Roto League, I would get

    Kemp, Wilhelmsen and Masterson

    and I would give up

    J. Zimmerman, M. Scherzer and Alex Gordon

    I still have Gio, Gallardo, Samardjiza, Lester, Medlen, Cingrani.

    Kemp would be my best offiensive player assuming he plays as he should

    Worth it?

    Thanks much Grey and enjoy the weekend.

  155. blinkuldhc says:
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    I’m in a Bizarro league where errors are part of the 12×12 categories, and Stanton is killing me with his 4 errors as an OF.

    My 2nd-rd pick now has as many errors as RBI, and has zero HR.

    This post is probably relatable to maybe 11 other people on Earth, and they’re all rooting for this to continue.

  156. foul balls says:
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    Hey wsup Brotha GreyCarlo, I need pitching, how do you like a machado for moustakas and shelby miller deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it…

      • foul balls says:
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        thanks Grey…the other offer he just made me was d,jennings,espinosa, miller for machado andkenley jensen…which one you like better…I’m grieving my losses of stanton, heyward, bourjos, and potentially werth and looking for a spark to keep up the hope…whatever you like most…I will most likely roll with

        • foul balls says:
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          I accepted the first one…Miller time!!!

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