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Jurickson Profar called up to replace The Ian Kinsler DL Experiment.  I’ll wait here while you go add Profar in your league.  Okay, back?  Good!  If you’re not back yet, then you’re not reading this, so let me clear the air, I slept with your sister.  Baseballstar Profarlactica is the safest bet from catching the prospect hype virus in the known universe.  First (after all those other firsts), let’s see what Scott, our prospect writer, wrote, “Profar brings legit 20-20 potential, along with .300+ AVG, and an OBP north of .350.  From shortstop, that sort of production would be enormous.  Here’s Grey’s Jurickson Profar fantasy.  Also check out my Top 25 Prospects for 2013, where Profar came in at #15.  I also slept with your sister.”  Damn, hope those other people still aren’t back.  I’d grab Profar in every league.  Yes, even yours.  My guess is he will hit.  My 2nd guess is C.  Always guess C.  That advice can get you into an Ivy League school.  I didn’t go to one, ergo, henceforth, vis-à-vis, I had to Google whether or not Ivy League was capitalized.  If he hits, Profar could be here to stay with the Rangers saying, “Yo, Profar is hitting so let’s keep him and move Kinsler to the outfield.  Or just put a “Hockey sucks” t-shirt on Andrus and drop him off in Winnipeg.”  If Profar doesn’t hit, he’ll be sent back down and no one will need to go to Winnipeg.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Michael Brantley – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Oh, yeah, we have Player Pages now.  WHAT’S UP, SNITCHES?!  Rudy will have a post later today about all the new features that are currently under the hood (if you search the top right, you’ll find some of it).  As Hollywood producers and prostitutes say, this is the tease.  Unlike those two, it’s all completely free and not coked out or asking you for help to pay their BMW lease.

Justin Masterson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks.  Due to a terrible match-up vs. Boston, I only owned Masterson for one start this year in the RCL, but I should’ve held onto him.  Rudy grabbed him for his last two starts (16 IP, 0 ER, 12 baserunners, 20 Ks).  Awesome!  *rolls in honey and jumps into a bear cage*

Mike Aviles – 2-for-4, 1 run, started in back-to-back games and is hitting in his last three games.  Could be a hot schmotato, but you’ll need to keep an eye on his playing time.

Aramis Ramirez – Had to sit out two of the last four games due to his knee.  Fun Fact:  His full first name is Aramiss40gamesayear.  He shortened it in elementary school so he wouldn’t be confused with Aramiss39gamesayear.  He hated that kid.

Norichika Aoki – 3-for-4, 1 run and has raised his average fifty points in 7 days.  Doode is in serious beast mode.  That beast being Godzilla.

Ike Davis – The Mets said Ike would have about a month to turn things around before he’s demoted.  Only they told him using a bullhorn because when he was called into the office he stood five feet outside the door.  He then put some gum in his ear and splashed water on Bobby Parnell’s face.

Daniel Murphy – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  He has two homers in the last three days.  He’ll have about 8 homers all year, so, ya know, now would be the time to own him.

Ryan Howard – Will have a precautionary MRI, and we know how well those turn out!  I had three precautionary MRIs just this past weekend.

Carlos Ruiz – To the DL with a hamstring strain, and Kratz took over and homered.  If Ruiz is nicknamed Chooch, then him and Kratz are what?  Chooch & Chang?  Chooch & Jewch?  Not-A-Head-Turner & Chooch?

Jonathon Pettibone – 7 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks.  History tells us a Pettibone is when a 18th century woman would get some action behind the butter churner while keeping her petticoat on.  History also tells us some of the men Pettibone’s been leaving on base will eventually come home to score and his ERA will go up.

Ben Revere – 3-for-4 with his 8th steal.  Has Ben Revere?  No, not yet.  The Phils are a better team with Revere playing defense every day, running around screaming the SAGNOF is coming, but with Delmon and Mayberry, he could have trouble getting everyday playing time.

Todd Frazier – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and 4 for his last 8.  Hopefully Frazier is coming back around because his 0-for-4’s and scenes with just Niles and Roz were getting annoying.

Homer Bailey – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks with the no decision as Homer’s win was remade to O Bullpen, Where Art Thou?

Ricky Nolasco – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks.  Oh, Ricky you’re so fine.  Speaking of which, you think the Native American ladies used to say about Sitting Bull that he is Sioux fine?  Prolly not.

Steve Cishek – What little value he had was diminished when the Marlins pulled him in the middle of the ninth yesterday because, well, Cishek was sucking and about to blow like the giant robot maid in Spaceballs.  I grabbed Mike Dunn, who got the save, because I have a serious problem and need SAGNOF Anonymous.  Dunn is probably just a lefty match-up guy in the ninth.  Dunn, Cishek, or even A.J. Ramos might get less than 10 saves apiece on the year because the Marlins win one game every time Loria sees his shadow.  Kidding, Loria doesn’t have a shadow because he has no soul.

David Murphy – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Now has 3 homers in the last ten games and I’ve mentioned him about five times in the last week.  Or maybe that was Daniel Murphy.   It’s been a good week-plus to be a Murphy.  For the first time in the history of that last name.  As the law dictates.

Adrian Beltre – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  Hard to complain about a 4-for-5 night, but let’s try.  How does your team score 11 runs and you get on four times but only score once?  Is the third base coach working against me?  Run through the sign!  Dammit, now I’m singing Ace of Base in my head.  Whoah, ah, oh, oh, YEA, I saw the sign.

Miguel Cabrera – 4-for-4, 4 runs, 5 RBIs and 3 homers.  In a jar formaldehyde, Ted Williams’s head raspberries his lips.

Victor Martinez – 0-for-5, hitting .209 with 2 homers.  It wouldn’t surprise me if he hits .260 with ten homers on the year, i.e., about what John Buck did in April.  Ron Popeil isn’t gonna like hearing this, but I think it’s time to start looking elsewhere.

Andrew McCutchen – Knee pain sidelined him yesterday, but should be fine.  So, less Dread Pirate for a day or two, but much less dread beyond that.

Jeff Locke – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Stream-o-Nator loved this start and I loved this start as mentioned in Friday’s Buy/Sell.  Locke gets the Brewers and Tigers next, which has me applying the anti-Locke brakes.

Jaime Garcia – Headed to the DL with a shoulder strain and is going to see Dr. Freeze, which we know means he will be sidelined anywhere from 12-18 months.  As I said in my preseason rankings, “Was shut down twice last year with shoulder issues, and chose not to have surgery.  Garcia isn’t planning on being on the DL as of right now.  By the time you finish this sentence, he could be.  Or now… Now?  How about… Now?  There he goes.”  And that’s me quoting me!  What I don’t understand is why he’s going to see Dr. James Andrews in the words of the Cardinals to ‘get some answers.’  It was clear back in January that he was going to be hurt this year.

Tyler Lyons – Will replace Garcia in the rotation.  Some speculated that top prospect Michael Wacha would fill-in for Garcia, but Lyons’s spot in the rotation fell on the same day as Garcia.  Seriously, that’s why the Cardinals said they went with him.  Luckily, Garcia’s rotation spot didn’t fall on the “One Lucky Fan Throws Out The First Pitch” night.

John Gast – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  You heard this was a solid start, but you mis-er’d.  He was just solider than his first start.

Jon Jay – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  The Federalist should worry less about spreading his wealth between his five categories and more about making one category rich and telling the poorer categories that the rich category isn’t really that rich and should get tax breaks.

David Freese – 2-for-3, 1 RBI and a weekend (4-for-12, 1 homer, 5 RBIs) that showed signs why you thought it was a good idea to draft him.  Still no signs why you thought the same for Halladay.

Robinson Cano – Homered twice on Saturday, cause he’s jackin’ Robinson.

Travis Wood – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA is 2.24.  If it’s taken you this long to get Wood, you should see a doctor.  You might have urethra problems, which is not the same as the American Idol finale that had Aretha problems.  That was like Skype’ing with your grandma who was wearing her house dress and had her wig on crooked.

Ryan Sweeney – 2-for-3 with his 1st homer, but Sweeney’s relegated to a backup for Alfonso Soriano as God said, ‘Ha!’

David DeJesus – 2-for-4 with his 3rd steal.  DeJesus would like to point out he didn’t say ha.

Didi Gregorius – 3-for-4, 1 run.  Of course you should own him, but I’m pretty surprised he is still hitting as well as he has been (.354).  Prolly will be one of those cases where the BABIP gods will strike down The Gregorius D.I.D., then the cops will cover it up and P. Diddy will make a whole career out of losing him.

Brandon McCarthy – Threw a shutout against the Marlins on Saturday, which is the same as a 6 IP, 3 ER against a major league team, but I’d still grab McCarthy right now.  McCarthy looks like he’s locked into hitters like they’re all pantyhose-wearing Communists.

Jim Johnson – On Saturday, he would’ve lost the closer job if me and Yoda were the O’s manager.  “That’s not a ‘try’ as much as ‘How about you get the piss bucket and let someone else be the closer?’  Am I right, Yoda?”  “Your normal sentence structure, understand I do not.”  That’s me and Yoda co-managing the O’s.  I grabbed Darren O’Day to try and vulture saves, but the O’s SAGNOF shituation is a bit murky.  Pedro Strop, who sounds like the offspring of a Nazi who escaped to South America, could also factor in.  Or Johnson will just get his stuff together.  Or get a bigger place for his stuff.

Adam Jones – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and two steals (6th and 7th), hitting .322 on the year with 6 homers.  I’ve been so busy writing Goldschmidt on my Trapper Keeper, I haven’t mentioned Jones much.  Let us not forget, I ranked him crazy high in the preseason because I love him.  Still think he can get on a crazy power streak and have a huge season.  And, yes, I did bust out the pretentious “let us not forget.”   Please pass my Poupon.

Chris Tillman – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  FWIWerth and it should be Werth something since you’re reading this shizz, I dropped Tillman yesterday since he gets the Tigers and Nats in his next two games; I’ll probably go back to him when he gets the Astros three starts from now.

Stephen Drew – Sat out two straight games.  The Drew apple doesn’t roll far from the tree, and when it lands on the ground it sprains something.

Dustin Pedroia – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  After he hit it, Big Papi lifted him so he could watch it go out of the stadium.

Will Middlebrooks – 1-for-5.  Guess what the one was?  If you guessed a homer, you’re paying attention.

John Lackey – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, Zero Walks, 5 Ks.  Don’t fall for the ol’ banana-in-the-tailpipe.

Jake Odorizzi – Scott, our prospect writer, was right when he speculated last week that Odorizzi would get Price’s rotation spot.  He also just went over his Jake Odorizzi fantasy.  I grabbed Odorizzi in all leagues I needed him in (a 12-team mixed), but I’m not sure I’m gonna start him vs. the Blue Jays.  He has a tendency to give up long balls, which the Blue Jays specialize in after dropping their avian sciences major (too easy), and I really don’t need a roofie.  Whether or not you start him will depend on how badly you need to roll the dice.

Matt Moore – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA down to 2.29.  He lives next door to Marla Gibbs.

Matt Joyce – 1-for-4 with his 2nd homer in as many games.  No one gets as hot as Joyce, to wit.

Luke Scott – 1-for-4 with his 3rd homer.  Okay, you know who else gets real hot?  You screaming, “Scotty doesn’t know!”  Luke Scott does.

Yoenis Cespedes – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th homer as he hits .208.  Thus far everything he’s hit has either gone over the wall or been caught.  If someone has stopped believing, I’d absolutely trade for him.

Alex Gordon – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .343 with a near-.400 BABIP.  Gordon’s putting more balls in play than a gay juggler.

Jason Vargas – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  On one hand, Vargas has a very usable 3.55 ERA.  On the other hand, this start was against the White Sox.  On the third hand that is actually a wax candle, I’d use Vargas for streaming but wouldn’t get too comfortable with him.

Mark Ellis – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  I wonder if in the clubhouse when Hyun-Jin Ryu goes by the Ellis aisle, he tries to change his last name to Chan or Lee.

Brandon League – 1 IP, 2 unearned runs for the blown save, which came on the heels of Jansen’s 1/3 IP, 2 ER performance.  You still have to own both of them as this game does nothing to clear up the picture.  Too bad Mattingly doesn’t have any hair on his upper lip to catch the beads of sweat forming.  Let this be warning for those of youse considering shaving your mustache.  The Mustache Gods are wrathful and gassy.

Dexter Fowler – 4-for-5, 2 runs.  After taking about two weeks off, he’s back to lighting up the scoreboard, going 9 for his last 15.  Just don’t tell the Pi Delta Pi’s how on point Dexter is.

Eric Young – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 6th steal.  Please let him have a six steal week.  That is all.

Andrew Cashner – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, playing Wu Tang’s lesser known B-side, C.R.A.P.  Cashner Rules At Petco.

Will Venable – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam (6) & legs (8).  He’s a 4-category All-Star, but gets no respect from fantasy baseballers and his own team, who are constantly trying to bench him.  If Venable is available in your league, I’d grab him and I add am enviable.

Everth Cabrera – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and 3 steals (up to 18 on the year).  Doesn’t seem as farfetched now to think he could reach JayWrong’s prediction of 120+ steals.  The Padres just need to get in a couple 97-inning games with EverCab seeing 60 at-bats in a game.

Dan Haren – 5 IP, 7 ER in Petco.  Stick a fork in him and feed him to Billy Butler.

Steve Lombardozzi – 3-for-5, 2 runs.  Nats might be better off playing Lombardozzi over Espinosa.  If I were an Espinosa owner, I might actually hope for that so you can move on without any 2nd guessing.

Bryce Harper – Sat out this weekend with knee pain from his collision with the wall.  He said he was hoping to get some rest, but his haircut kept waking him up at the crack of dawn.

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  1. Eddy says:
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    Had to stop reading as soon as I noticed the player pages. Wow. I can’t believe just how insanely awesome this is. The fact that you threw in the hittertron projections in there as well is perfect.

  2. Killer Joe says:
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    Would you own Kenley over Cishek?

    • Killer Joe says:
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      @Killer Joe: The player pages are awesome by the way.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Killer Joe: I would, just for the numbers alone…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Killer Joe: Thanks! Yes, Kenley over Cishek…

  3. sgmode says:
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    With Kinsler would you grab Scutaro, Profar, or Daniel Murphy?

    • So CG says:
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      @sgmode: Profar. Come on, man. “Profar brings legit 20-20 potential, along with .300+ AVG, and an OBP north of .350. From shortstop, that sort of production would be enormous.” And that’s me quoting Grey, quoting Scott!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @So CG: or he hits .250 with 1 homer and 2 steals and gets sent down when Kinsler returns….

    • Pops says:
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      @sgmode: If your asking for an rcl league, forget it. Someone has already picked all those guys up. If it’s not an rcl league, then you can wat for an answer, you might have a shot except for Profar. Yahoo threw Profar’s name out there and he was gone in 60 seconds.

  4. Allan says:
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    Grey, great as usual. SON really doesn’t like Corbin and Teheran tomorrow but Corbin has been lights out and Teheran has the Twins who have been slumping the past week. Start em or sit em? Thanks

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Allan: Corbin is at Coors, you should err on the side of caution with all pitchers at Coors. I don’t mind Tehran at home against the Twins, if it was at Minnesota then I would sit him

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Allan: MadBum has been pretty awesome forever and was eaten up by Coors the other evening.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Allan: Agree with Jack

  5. slicke5 says:
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    Grey, Desi does play short but I deciphered what you meant :}

  6. Matthew says:
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    Random, lots of random q’s, would you buy low on BJ Upton? I don’t really need him but just curious.

    Doesn’t it suck when you don’t have anyone to drop? Would of owned Segura in at least 3 of my leagues. Leads me to ask, if you really have nobody to drop do you just pass? You can’t own everyone right?

    • Fish says:
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      @Matthew:

      If you can do so only for a significant discount, then consider it. In the small print realize that his contact rate is down 7% from his career average, he’s hitting 1.31 GB/FB – his highest rate, by far, in the past 4 years, has a 31.3 % IFFB rate (worst in MLB), and a K-rate above 33% (3rd worst in MLB).

      He’s either striking out, topping the ball into the ground, or getting way under it. Basically, he’s been unable to find the center of the ball whatsoever to date.

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      Regarding the philosophy of not having anyone to drop, that has bitten me many o times in the past. This season from day one I decided that the bottom of my roster was churnable at any given time and at a minimum there would always be one roster spot worth of flexibility at all times.

      The 2 key ingredients to this has been not carrying bench bats (literally zero, but at most one), and dropping match-up SP’s and treating them as streamers (Milone, KKendrick, Hughes, Niese, Tillman, Estrada, etc) because screw it. None of those mediocre SP’s are gonna win your league for you even though they should be owned. 12 team 6X6 HTH.

      • @Moose Out Front:

        I started off really slow in 12-team format, but have since come back with these adjustments: Punt saves, punt backup C, grab every hot streamer out there and ride them until they falter.

        Because if you own all of the top-shelf streamers, no one else can stream them.

  7. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Very nice Mary Jenkins drop

    I think Profar will be kinda aight and be sent down when Kinsler gets his one rib right….this appeared to me in a cloud of smoke.

    I have no real question, but since I’m here, what about Hunter or Matusz in B-More, they get more 8th inning work and, as I discussed a couple weeks ago with Oaktown Steve, yo what up OS, that Matusz will be the man if the Johnson breaks.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: Strop has been sucking azz pipe this year, guys has like a 2:1 K/BB ratio

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s why I grabbed O’Day… Not great options either way…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I’m staying away from that one, but I’ll put my chips on Matusz, it’s a hunch

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Matusz does look better than he’s ever looked, but he’s looked so bad so it’s not a fair comparison…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: hey if you want to be thin, hang out with fat people

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Or get distorted fun house mirrors….

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: hey, your killing my back to school line….no respect, no respect

                    but yes, that is true.” With these mirrors all over my house I no longer need hallucingens, Thank You circus mirrors!” * gives thumbs up*

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The floor that moves back and forth gets bothersome after a while though…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I have permanent third degree burns from the coffee….”why don’t i get a lid?”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA! Or fill it up less…

              • mc serch says:
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                @Grey: since we are just shooting the shit here, what about Tommy Hunter? He’s been lights out and holds that all important SP designation. You think Showalter will factor that in?
                btw, the new player pages are so sick brah….it’s an embarrassment of riches around here (well, except for the monetary type of course)….you guys are amazing!

  8. SteveNZ says:
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    Player page shit is tight, yo.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @SteveNZ: R.A.Z.Z. rules everything around me, player screen is the money, holla holla to Rudy now!

  9. The badger says:
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    Random questions

    If /when Yellich comes up does he suddenly become relevant In front of LoCain or Saunders? I also have Chavez playing 3rd as I finally tired of Frazier. Zimmerman is my utility.

    So after all that is Yellich a better pick up shortly in front E Chavez, Saunders orLoCain?

    Thanks

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @The badger: chavez….are you saying you dropped frazier?

      • The badger says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate:

        Yes I am. Watching his bats was even more painful than checking the box scores to see an 0-4. Thought I’d put Zimmerman back into 3B and ride the hot hand at Utility. Hence my question

        Random questions

        If /when Yellich comes up does he suddenly become relevant In front of LoCain or Saunders? I also have Chavez playing 3rd as I finally tired of Frazier. Zimmerman is my utility.

        So after all that is Yellich a better pick up shortly in front E Chavez, Saunders orLoCain?

        Thanks

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @The badger: I wouldn’t of dropped Frazier, like Grey said, Yello ahead of Chavez

  10. Mike says:
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    “Chris Tillman – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks. FWIWerth and it should be Werth something since you’re reading this shizz, I dropped Tillman yesterday since he gets the Tigers and Nats in his next two games; I’ll probably go back to him when he gets the Astros three starts from now.”

    You should take another look at the Nats offensive production. Last I chacked, they were fewer than plate appearances over the minimum per game. That means pitchers they’ve faced have a collective WHIP beneath 1.00. They are bottom 5 in AVG, Runs, Slugging, etc. And the lead the bigs in errors. It’s as if the Nats anemic offense wasn’t helpful enough to opposing pitchrs – they’ll throw in a bunch of bonus unearned runs too.

    It’s stunning that this team has a winning record. Even more stunning that they are in second place, just a couple behind Atlanta. I mean, Stras hasn’t been right, Gio’s ERA clocks well-north of 4, and Haren has been inconsistent.ow Detweiler is hurt. JZim can’t win all the games by himself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: You’re right, but they worry me…

  11. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I wanted to point out that Oswaldo hits .189 at home and .359 on the road, and he is about to start a 9 game road trip…cust kayin’

    • MattDamonFace says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Small sample sizes, yo! 10 for 53 vs 14 for 39.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @MattDamonFace: he’s still ready to catch a heater on the road…

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Wake Up: I like him, besides with the team I added him to I’m dead in the water, so why not?

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: Yeah, I think he’s about to get hot too…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @MattDamonFace: well then, i should just never take a chance….”Grey, can you make all my decisions for me?”

        • MattDamonFace says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: That’s why I come here! Thinking = overrated

  12. oaktown a's says:
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    some blah lineup help? 5×5 weekly h2h … cozart or yes im gonna say it… elliot johnson lmao

    ok lil better now.. 5×5 weekly h2h ….cashner @ ari or liriano vs chc

    thx

  13. The Los Angeles Police Department says:
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    Grey, how confident are you in Garza’s health? Assuming he’ll be able to make ~20 starts, swap Ryu for him in a QS league?

  14. Chicken Dinner says:
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    What are the chances of Rendon coming up to play 2B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Could also happen if Espinosa doesn’t do something…

  15. Emporers monkey says:
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    Piss on Dusty Baker. Piss right on him.

  16. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Would you drop Utley for Profar if Utiley was your only 2B?

    Would you drop Altuve for Profar if he was your backup 2B?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Matthew says:
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      @Mike: Absolutely not. Probe for unproven, Profar at this point is just a call up top prospect. IMO.

      • Mike says:
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        @Matthew: I have no problem dumping Weeks or Espinosa for him – I was asking about other higher profile 2Bs due to the strong recommendation abve.

    • MattDamonFace says:
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      @Mike: If your *backup* 2B is Altuve, I’m positive you have someone far crappier on your team that you could drop for Profar.

      • Mike says:
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        @MattDamonFace: I will check – but I don’t think so.

    • Fried Fish Fan says:
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      @Mike: C’MON MAN! Utley and Altuve are both top ten 2B figure it out mike!

      • Mike says:
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        @Fried Fish Fan:

        So here is one team ..

        Joey Votto 1B
        Paul Goldschmidt 1B
        Prince Fielder 1B
        Todd Frazier 1B,3B
        Jason Kipnis 2B
        Jose Altuve 2B
        Aramis Ramirez 3B
        Brett Lawrie 3B
        Ryan Zimmerman 3B
        Wilin Rosario C
        Carlos Beltran OF
        Jason Heyward OF
        Nick Markakis OF
        Norichika Aoki OF
        Yoenis Cespedes OF
        Elvis Andrus SS
        Brandon League RP
        Glen Perkins RP
        Tom Wilhelmsen RP
        A.J. Burnett SP
        C.J. Wilson SP
        Jeff Samardzija SP
        Matt Garza SP
        Mike Minor SP
        Yovani Gallardo SP

        Your recommendation would be leave it alone – I was just asking since there was a strong recommendtaion for Profar at the start of the this blog.

        • Oppo Taco says:
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          @Mike: how many teams are in your league?

          • Mike says:
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            @Oppo Taco: Ten Teams – 5×5 Roto.

  17. paul says:
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    Would you start Cueto vs the Mets?

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @paul: Yes. Start him.

    • EnglishMetsFan says:
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      Yes. Check my name for refence. @paul:

  18. Piranhaman says:
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    hi Grey,

    now i have Evan Gattis as my starting catcher. (10 teamer roto, not 2 catcher league.)

    as you know, his playing time is decreasing. so i’m looking for my new catcher.

    1) 2 managers in my league have 2 or 3 catchers.

    2) i offered Medlen for V-Mart, then rejected. (he has V-Mart and M. Montero)

    3) i offered Medlen for Wieters, then rejected. (he has Wieters, Mauer, and Santana)

    4) i had planned if Medlen deal was accepted, grab Jose Fernandez from WW.

    5) i was eyeing on Chooch, but he’s just DL’d yesterday.

    6) other available options are R. Martin, J. Montero, Salty, Avila, Ellis. but i like Gattis more than all of them.

    1) if you were me, sticking with Gattis and waiting for a new schmotato?

    2) or grab one of the WW catcher? if right, who to grab?

    3) or make another trade offer?

    C – Gattis
    1B – Goldy
    2B – Zobrist
    3B – Zimmerman
    SS – Ass Cab
    IF – Ortiz
    OF – Kemp, Ellsbury, Gordon, Lo Cain
    Util – Moreland, Laroche
    BN – Frazier, Kubel, Rutledge

    SP – Cain, Latos, Greinke, Minor, Medlen, Samardzija, Cobb
    RP – Grilli, Wilhelmsen, Janssen (TOR), Tazawa

    DL – Stanton, Hill, and Beachy

    let me know your wise solution, thanks. :)

    • Piranhaman says:
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      CORRECTION! ——————————————————————————————

      hi Grey,

      now i have Evan Gattis as my starting catcher. (10 teamer roto, not 2 catcher league.)

      as you know, his playing time is decreasing. so i’m looking for my new catcher.

      — This is the story —

      1) 2 managers in my league have 2 or 3 catchers.

      2) i offered Medlen for V-Mart, then rejected. (he has V-Mart and M. Montero)

      3) i offered Medlen for Wieters, then rejected. (he has Wieters, Mauer, and Santana)

      4) i had planned if Medlen deal was accepted, grab Jose Fernandez from WW.

      5) i was eyeing on Chooch, but he’s just DL’d yesterday.

      6) other available options are R. Martin, J. Montero, Salty, Avila, Ellis. but i like Gattis more than all of them.

      — Question —

      1) if you were me, sticking with Gattis and waiting for a new schmotato?

      2) or grab one of the WW catcher? if right, who to grab?

      3) or make another trade offer?

      — My roster —

      C – Gattis
      1B – Goldy
      2B – Zobrist
      3B – Zimmerman
      SS – Ass Cab
      IF – Ortiz
      OF – Kemp, Ellsbury, Gordon, Lo Cain
      Util – Moreland, Laroche
      BN – Frazier, Kubel, Rutledge

      SP – Cain, Latos, Greinke, Minor, Medlen, Samardzija, Cobb
      RP – Grilli, Wilhelmsen, Janssen (TOR), Tazawa

      DL – Stanton, Hill, and Beachy

      let me know your wise solution, thanks.

      • Fish says:
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        @Piranhaman:

        Heck, I might even take Russell Martin over V-Mart at this point. His contact is up, K-rate is down, and his batted ball distance suggests his HR power is more real than a mirage.

        • Piranhaman says:
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          @Fish: i also think he could be around 18 homer guy, that’s not bad. but his RISP avg is too awful. and his BA should go south than now. i was loving Chooch’s career RISP avg..

          • Dingbat says:
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            @Piranhaman: Don’t rely on RISP AVG. It’s not predictive of future performance.

  19. Wake Up says:
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    “Go to sleep you little Bailey…. Go to sleep you little Bailey…. You and me and Dusty makes three…. Go to sleep you little Bailey.”

  20. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Grey : Looks like I get the guy this week who has 9 SP going off the first 3 days to my 5. With our league being QS, I likely need to punt K’s/QS and go for W’s in Saves, ERA and WHIP. With that said, should I sit Corbin tonight and pick a better match up this week to establish low ERA/WHIP or hope that his crappy staff blows and I can hang in there with all cats?

  21. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    The headline reads “Cubs fan’s wife dumps beer in his face after trying to protect her from HR ball” and there’s giffy goodness:

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/05/wife-dumps-beer-husbands-face-chicago-cubs/

    Since the link contains quotes from the wife I’ve got to believe that’s the story, but it looks to me like he was trying to catch the ball, not protect her. And I don’t see a beer in his hand that would have splashed her. Perhaps he kicked his beer over onto her feet?

    This gif has me guessing!

  22. Tigres says:
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    Player pages are great! Thanks for the add. I also picked up Dunn – will see you at the SAGNOF support group…

    • Tigres says:
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      Oh yeah – drop Tazawa or hold a few more days to see if Bailey’s arm really is attached to his body?

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @Tigres: I’m holding Tazawa for at least this week, but I’m desperate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: Thanks! You can lose Tazawa if you need space…

  23. Wake Up says:
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    Congrats on the player pages!

  24. Giant-eer says:
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    Rank em, Didi, Gyrko, or Ackley to pair with Rutledge while Kinsler is out?

    Yo, this is the illest site from here to Gardena.

  25. Expos Forever says:
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    10-team 5×5 league. Frazier, Laroche, Dom Brown, Viciedo, Venable — I have to drop one. Who goes?

  26. Bone Doctor says:
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    I’m an idiot for considering dropping andrelton in a keeper league for hardy… right?

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @Bone Doctor: Yes. Now you must go to Razzball Headquarters and get paddled.

  27. ashtray says:
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    I have:

    Jim Johnson
    Sergio Romo
    Ernesto Frieri
    Jim Henderson
    Junichi Tuzawa

    The following are available:

    Jose Veras
    Mike Dunn
    J.J. Hoover
    Joaquin Benoit
    Darren O’Day
    Pedro Strop

    Should I make a switch with any of these guys?

  28. Comatose says:
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    In a H2H league with W CG SV WHIP ERA and K/9 and 7 hitting categories, would you consider going with all closers if you could get good ones? There’s one guy in the league using that strategy and he’s currently in first. I’m currently in third with no real reason to change up, but could get great hitters for my pitchers if I did.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Comatose: Guess depends what you can get

  29. Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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    A) PLAYER PAGES.

    B) My next question concerns Brandon McCarthy and Mitch Moreland. Ok my next two questions. How are we feeling about BMac ROS? I streamed him yesterday and now I have a crush and feel moderately committed. Is there a term for that?

    C)

    D)Also, Adam LaRoche is on the wire in my league and I have Moreland hitting in my UTIL spot until Hart/Ajax comes back. Should I drop Moreland’s recent hot bat for LaRoche’s recent hot bat+proven track record?

    Thanks, folks.

    • Fish says:
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      @Bump Bailey’s Ghost:

      If there’s any way to keep Moreland on your team in addition to adding LaRoche, I’d do it. I’d place both guys over a healthy Corey Hart.

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      Ha! I’m in the streamboat hard right now with McCarthy myself. Those last 2 starts…. yum.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

      • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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        @Moose Out Front: I know what you mean, man. And he’s got SD on the docket next.. I think I’m in lust.

  30. Elwood Blues says:
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    With the way Jeff Locke is pitching, and with Morton and Karstens returning from DL, I wonder if there is even a spot for G.Cole in the starting rotation come June. My starting pitching is a mess and was hoping to see Cole soon.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Elwood Blues: not to mention that Cole got lit up last night…

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Elwood Blues: that being said…he’s better than those two…and I still really like Cole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elwood Blues: Pirates don’t seem to promote quickly so Cole might not be around until after ASB

  31. Ricio says:
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    Start Aramis or Arenado this week?
    Start BJ Upton or Pagan this week?

    The tough part of the Arenado thing is that his batted ball data looks great, and that his .230BABIP looks completely unlucky. He might be a legit .280-20hr guy right now. I hate the idea of only getting 3-4 starts from a guy, but Aramis is as proven a hitter as they come.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ricio: Arenado… Pagan

  32. Birdog says:
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    Good banana in the tailpipe quote. Love me some Beverly Hills Cop.

    A guy in my league has a stacked outfield: J. Upton, Braun and Harper but his 1B sucks. He offered me his Harper for my Big Papi. He said he also liked my A. Gonzalez. He also said he might do his Braun for my Big Papi. (Can Papi keep this pace up all year?) Should I take the Harper-Papi trade or counter with Braun-Papi? Or try Harper for A-Gon? Braun seems to be a bit behind on HRs and SBs but my guess is he’ll be more valuable at the end of the year than Big Papi will be, but 25% into the season and Big Papi is the man right now. I can’t believe I’m hesitant but Papi is killing it this year and I’m currently in first place and don’t want to make a mistake. As noted below, my league counts BB, SO, and OPS so it’s not as cut and dry as it appears. Thanks for any help!!!

    12 Team Yahoo H2H (average heavy league)
    9×6 (R,AVE,HR,RBI,SB,BB,K,H,OPS)(W,SV,K,ERA,WHIP,SHO)

    C: C. Santana
    1B: D. Ortiz
    2B: J. Altuve
    3B: A. Beltre
    SS: J. Segura
    OF: A. Gonzalez, A. Jones, A. Rios
    UT: B. Belt
    BN: C. Crisp, J. Lowrie
    DL: G. Stanton

    SP: M. Bumgarner, J. Peavy, J. Samardzija, R. Dempster,
    RP: S. Romo, G. Perkins
    BN: T. Cahill, M. Garza, A. Cashner, T. Milone

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Birdog: Harper or Braun for either of those guys. I’d worry more about Papi keeping this up and playing 160 games than Braun’s “pace”.

  33. Jay

    jaywrong says:
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    I should have said Venable will go 20+/40+…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaywrong: Don’t worry, pluses are understood.

      • Jay

        jaywrong says:
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        @Grey: Haha, good point!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @jaywrong: blame it on the Makers Mark

      • Jay

        jaywrong says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: my greatest strength and greatest weakness.

  34. Fish says:
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    Player Pages, now THAT is sexy. EDIT: It’s SUPER sexy.

    BTW, Jaywrong said you should give me his job because I like numbers and stuff. Chicks dig sabermetricians, or so I’ve been told. Plus, I live in my mother’s basement and I guess that’s a requirement for the job.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fish: Ha, thanks! JayWrong is your reference? Oh, boy.

      • Fish says:
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        @Grey:

        And my mom. She says I’m special. Did I mention I’m Jewish?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  35. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    Always choose C? But there is no C!!!

  36. crock says:
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    Holiday/R.Zimmerman too much for Miggy/Valvarde?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @crock: Not in some leagues…

  37. TheNewGuy says:
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    Great creativity with the thread name there, man theres no player you cant make a pun out of.

    The big man Ryan Howard been dropped. Currently have a craptastic combo of Konerko/I Davis (so Konerko) manning 1B for me. Drop awful Ike for Howard? Guess if the injurys not bad I gotta right, but Ike killed me last season in exactly the same fashion!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Rudy did the title… Howard’s a mess too… Prefer Howard over Ike though…

  38. Kilgore says:
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    So…now that I’m a proud owner of Wacha in my NL keeper…should I crawl back to the wire and ask Kyle Blanks to forgive me and come back? Should I grab Billy Hamilton and let him run in place on my bench for the season? Or should I try to make some good “Wacha” puns and just roll with it?

      • Kilgore says:
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        @Grey: Well I’m blankin’ on good puns right now…so…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  39. Jangles says:
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    Drop Cingrani? (preferably on Dusty’s fat head)Thanks Grey!

  40. Josh O.

    JoshO says:
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    Danny Duffy worth the Stache at this point?

  41. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey… Who’s a better pickup? Brandon Belt, Kelly Johnson or LaRoche

  42. Slam says:
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    I have Heyward back, need to drop someone. Ike Davis or Dom Brown? I have Mark Reynolds, Migsy, and Frazier at CI. My outfield is Choo, Bruce, Adam Jones, and Desmond Jennings. Slugging and OBP are additional categories.

    • Jef says:
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      @Slam: Drop Ike, I don’t think it’s close at this point. Mets haven’t ruled out a minor-league visit for him to sort things out.

    • EnglishMetsFan says:
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      Ike. @Slam:

      • Slam says:
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        @EnglishMetsFan: he’s going to explode this week. I hate him so much.

  43. booya says:
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    Would you want Cingrani or Gausman in a keeper league? Who do you think will be better for the rest of this year?

    Thanks

  44. MoneyMike says:
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    I know it’s still early in the year but I’m trying to sort out my current list of 5 (possibly 6?) keepers for next year in a 10 -teamer. Looking at my lineup, who would you keep for next year and who would you look to move to bolster my backend SP and awful RP? My team is..
    C MMontero
    1B Votto
    2B Zobrist
    SS Segura
    3B Machado
    OF Harper, Choo, Gordon
    Util Goldy, ARam
    DL Stanton
    SP Hamels, Madbum, Scherzer, Peavy, Samardzija.. Morrow, Milone, Kennedy, JFernandez
    RP Perkins.. Cishek, Tazawa

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MoneyMike: Segura, Machado, Harper, Stanton, Votto

      • MoneyMike says:
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        @Grey:
        Wow.. I can’t bear the thought of giving up on Goldschmidt! Hopefully my league does change it to a 6 keeper..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MoneyMike: I missed Goldy at UTIL, he’d be over Segura… It’s way too early for this question.

  45. Dkohn says:
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    ROS…

    Chirs Tillman or Nolan Arenado

    Thanks Grey

  46. booya says:
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    Daniel Murphy, Boneface, Scutaro or Infante in a H2H league while Kinsler is on the DL?

  47. Martin McFly says:
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    I have Garza coming back from DL tomorrow. Who do I drop?

    Niese, Morrow, Wheeler, Cahil or Frazier (I have Longoria)..

  48. Zoltan says:
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    Hey Grey, who would you want ROS in your utility spot Pence, Moreland, or Aoki? Thanks!

  49. Drew Chainz says:
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    I’m getting frustrated with rickie weeks. Should I drop him for profar? I can probably pick him back up if profar gets sent down

  50. Oppo Taco says:
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    I thought I was the shizz when I bought low on BJ Upton 4 weeks ago by trading EverCab. I have since played upton a grand total of 2 times, become non competitive in steals and shizzed my pants.

    • natty lite says:
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      @Oppo Taco: At least you got something out of the deal. I all out dropped him a few weeks ago in a finals week-induced mental breakdown. Been spending weeks trying to fix the damage I did to my team that week.

  51. B.o.B says:
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    Which double start do you like better this week?

    Jerome Williams (Sea, @KC)
    Julio Teheran (Min, @NYM)

  52. nate richards says:
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    hey, this is my outfield:

    willingham
    pence
    crawford
    markakis
    marte

    do i sit willingham this week for viciedo (who is on my bench)?

  53. Steve says:
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    Hughes has let me down all year. I can get Masterson and Smyly in a trade for Granderson, who’s on my bench. If I do the trade one will be on my bench and one in the starting lineup. Do the trade or stick with Hughes?

    • Fried Fish Fan says:
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      @Steve: dude…hell no it’s Curtis Granderson aka the Grandyman

    • Dingbat says:
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      @Steve: You should be able to get much better for Granderson.

  54. sanfran1966 says:
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    On advice for Fridays Buy/Sell grabbed Dayan Viciedo.

    Starting Jones/Choo/Jennings in OF and riding LaRoche’s power surge in the Util.

    Would you bench Des Jennings this week (daily league) to see if Dayan Viciedo stays hot? I am hanging around #5/12 in HRs…

  55. smegma says:
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    Which 3 SP’s this week points league (5 for QS; 5 for W; -5 for L, 1 pt per k,ip, -1 per ER):

    Bum v. Was (Gonzalez)
    Peavy v. Mia (Nolasco)
    Odorizzi @Tor; vNYY (Dickey and Hughes)
    AJ Burnett @ Mil (Estrada)
    Santiago v. Mia (Koehler)

    • smegma says:
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      @smegma:
      Grey – Grilli or Wilhemsen ROS. I have not started Wilhemsen all year because league favors starters who fill RP slot. But, a backup plan isn’t a bad idea if bad matchups arise. Grilli on ww.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @smegma: Peavy, Santiago, Bum… Grilli

  56. natty lite says:
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    Great write up…is Public Ivy also capitalized?

    I need to pick swap Locke for a two-starter this week, but unfortunately the wondrous SON doesn’t seem to be looking far enough in the future this morning. My options seem to be Kazmir, Vogelsong, Teheran, or Colon, none of which look very appealing. Any of these guys worth it for the week or should I just accept the fact that I’ll lose strikeouts for the week in a H2H 5×5? Other guy is a boss in strikeouts and has four two-starters to my Scherzer and Miller.

    Thanks to all for any advice.

  57. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    Great work as always grey. Who do you like for ROS – McCarthy, Kendrick, liriano, Tillman or wood

  58. Fungazi says:
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    I’m going to stick a fork in my eye after I ask this, but Jose Veras or Steve Cishek?

  59. nycs10011 says:
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    12 Man Roto QS league
    Would you grab Brandon McCarthy or Andrew Cashner first? Think either will end up being worth holding for more than just spot starts?

    Thanks

  60. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team, 5×5, weekly league.

    Please rank top 2 for this week:

    Cashner @ Dbacks
    Jo-Fer vs Phillies
    Garz @ Pitt & @ Cincy
    Liriano vs Cubbies
    Niese vs Cincy

    Thanks dude

  61. B.o.B says:
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    If this was your roster in a 10 team, H2H league with categories R, HR, RBI, SB, BB, Avg, W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS…who would you drop for a returning Cueto?

    C – Rosario
    1B – Goldy
    2B – Cano
    3B – Beltre
    SS – Peralta
    OF – Jones
    OF – Rios
    OF – Marte
    Util – Encarnacion
    BN – Beltran

    SP – Peavy, Bumgarner, Gallardo, Kuroda, Cobb, Ryu, Cashner
    RP – Grilli, Romo, Janssen, Jansen
    DL – Cueto

    Thanks!

    • B.o.B says:
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      @B.o.B: Also, Garza is available…would you drop someone for him?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @B.o.B: You have no one to drop for Garza

  62. stumanji says:
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    Setting my lineup for the week.: I still gotta start League over Kenley at RP until Donny Baseball says otherwise, right?

  63. Kyle Kendrick Lamar says:
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    Venable or Viciedo?

  64. Fried Fish Fan says:
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    Grey, love your work – just discovered this site this season after years of rotoworlds inconsistency and ESPNs trash. Thanks for all you do for the fantasy baseball community!

    Been stashing taveras in a deep 10 team mixer but is it time to drop him for someone like eaton? Also someone just dropped Ike davis, do you think he will turn it around?

    • Fried Fish Fan says:
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      @Fried Fish Fan: thought you might like this one – name 3 starting pitchers in the minors not named zack wheeler that will make a fantasy impact this season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fried Fish Fan: Thanks! Go with Eaton… Ask our prospect writer for rookie pitchers…

  65. poop says:
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    12 team H2H which side do you like

    kemp gallardo for bruce g holland and E Frieri

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @poop: Kemp

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @poop: bruce side, kemp has some serious issues, his shoulder surgery was too close to the start of the season and he doesn’t look right

  66. Randy says:
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    How far away is Wheeler? Will he be up in June?

  67. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Time to drop Morrow, right? (Wow, what happened to that guy?!?!)

    Best to stash someone like Wheeler or C. Lewis, or go with Niese, Parker, Feldman, ESantana, Ubaldo, or Liriano?

    Thanks!

    • chris says:
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      ROS Morrow, Feldman, Tillman, Hudson T, Lewis, Stash Wheeler, Parker or Lirano?

  68. KCC26 says:
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    thanks for everything! my mornings would be so much worse if not for your writing!

    i’ve been exploring trade opportunities as my offense is pretty strong but I have some question marks on my staff. I also have some more offensive depth on the way with Hart and Eaton coming back from injury. of the following OF/INF guys, who would you look to deal for pitching help-? (since ill only have a place to play 6 of them):

    Ortiz
    Kemp
    McCutchen
    Cuddyer
    Gardener
    Hart
    Eaton
    Moreland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KCC26: No problem… Eaton if he has any value…

  69. Taz says:
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    Can you rank ROS: Milone, Morrow, McCarthy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Taz: Milone, McCarthy

  70. Ron says:
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    How would you rank these guys ROS? Rizzo, Pujols, A-Gon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Pujols, Rizzo

  71. Jack says:
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    Should I drop Alcides Escobar for Profar or Didi? h2h 6×6 yahoo scoring

    • Jack says:
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      @Jack:

      nevermind about Profar.

      • Jack says:
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        @Jack:

        add Andrelton

  72. Jef says:
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    Hamels owners, what’s our move if Cole figures it out @ MIA today? A) he turns his season around because he’s the California surfer-dude version of a Mercurio or B) we flip his good start into a trade that’s not pennies on the dollar?

    Does Hamels/Heyward for Kemp in a 12-team points league look good to anyone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jef: I’d take Heyward there…

  73. Help Me Jesus says:
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    who you taking the rest of the year 6×6 roto, Pagan or Venabal?

    Thanks!

  74. YNKEH8R says:
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    I dropped Todd Frazier on Friday just for you Grey, and it looks like my drop is already paying off. Its my way of saying thanks for all the good advice you have given me over the last couple years.

    YNKEH8R OUT

  75. Jack says:
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    Wells or Dayan Viciedo? BTW…thanks for updating FIP vs ERA and BABIP vs AVE….great tools!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Wells, no problem…

  76. Dan says:
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    How much would you pay to add Profar in a league with a $100 FAAB

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Dan: you found a dummy….good job

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: Depends on lots of factors… $4

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Dan: oops….wrong comment *backs away slowly*

  77. Hans says:
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    Took your advice and sold Harvey. Got Mccutchen straight up. Thoughts?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Hans: Very good

    • chunk says:
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      @Hans: done good

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Hans: you found a dummy…good job

  78. John says:
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    Is Grandyman going to lose many AB’s to Wells against LHP – especially after the Yanks get more guys off their DL? Chris Davis or Grandyman ROS? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Davis…Close enough…

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey: Thanks but what do you think of Grandy losing AB’s against LHP?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s possible, but seems unlikely except for maybe here and there vs. top notch lefties

  79. Manimal says:
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    DIggin’ the player pages… I’m not sure why I even try to get work done any more…

    15 team mixed keeper, 7×7 w/OPS. I’m deep at SP (JZ, Scherzer, Miller, Ryu, Bailey) but rotating Weeks and Kelly Johnson @ 2B. Thinking of going after Altuve… Think Weeks and Bailey or Ryu is a fair deal? Or should I just dump Weeks and offer a higher-tiered SP like Miller?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Manimal: Thanks! Fair enough, try it… Not Miller…

  80. LisFranc says:
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    Any reason to have interest in Gose (just called up) in a 12 team roto keeper? Not like one of those dynasty keepers, one of those “keep a few players to make us feel like we’re in a cool dynasty league” keepers. Or a 12 team mixed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LisFranc: Hold off, he’s a bench bat right now…

  81. G’morning Grey.

    Looks like you guys didn’t get much rest this weekend. But the player pages are going to be extremely helpful … thanks for the work. I’m looking forward to the rest of the announcements (though I can guess some of it).

    Who do you like more as a young pitcher to stash until they appear (or return to) the bigs, between Cingrani and Wheeler? And am I correct that either is a better bet than any of Arroyo, Niese, Hector Santiago, John Lackey (even though I’d get a few extra weeks’ production from the second group)?

    Thanks!

    • @Enrique: Or Brandon Morrow. I left out the most important point. I should not write questions from my phone.

      Let me restate it: I have Morrow in a 14-team redraft roto league, and given his bad start (without a history of bad starts in the past) and the fact that his next couple of starts are only so-so (BALT, @ATL … though he admittedly gets @SD after that), would you suggest holding him? Or am I better off dropping him for a young pitcher to stash (Cingrani or Wheeler) or someone from waivers (Arroyo, Niese, Hector Santiago, John Lackey)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Thanks! Wheeler… Santiago

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: Thanks for sharing!

  82. Black Wing says:
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    My Fowler for Reed.

    12 team roto keeper.

    My Of Garcia. Heyward. Fowler. Gardner. BJ. Upton
    My Rp: Rivera. Cishek

  83. Wilsonian says:
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    Who would you rather have for the long haul this season:

    Garza, Cobb, Cahill, McCarthy, Bald Jim?

    W, QS, SV, Ks, ERA, WHIP, Ks/9

    I’m guessing Garza, but Cobb has been lights out, and the others have been pretty solid, too.

  84. El Famous Burrito says:
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    That’s how bad Bryce Harper’s haircut is. When you end on it, I forget all the greatness that came before it, and all I can think of is it’s terribilitude, which isn’t even a real word.

  85. Parker says:
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    player pages are the beez kneez….

    should I trade Loney and Arenado for Moreland and Moustakas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Parker: Thanks! I’d take Moreland

  86. Jon says:
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    Lose one in a deep-ish keeper league (roster crunch):

    Brantley, Arcia, Gardner

    BJ’s performing the worst but he’s not droppable IMO so he stays on the bench. Starters are Jennings, Victorino, Marte and one of the guys above.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Arcia

  87. T Moore says:
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    Mr. Gray:

    Brantley was destined to breakout… I just dropped him for empty #s on 3 teams… BA, but everything else is SO ordinary…

    Cespedes was no surprise… He crushed the ball all of Saturday – only right at folks… He is ready to roll following a tough week… Nobody in BB batted balls leave the park so quick over and over… His taters are lasers.. If he ever starts lifting the ball YIKES!!!

    Moore… Namesake… I always waited a round to long… He went early and always this year… Those who moved up were certainly rewarded…

    The Drew tree (Drewus Disabilia) must be one of those trees that early intrepid horticulturists in cork hats had to travel far into the outback with a host of native porters to bring back alive… I believe, it is in the same genus as the Beer Can tree (Drewus Aluminosia) and the Spaghetti plant (Drewus A-Ronia)… ****This is disputed by many in the horticultural community though… They place D. Disabilia outside of the genus…

    Cut him yesterday… I’m rolling with the quiet but good Crawford for now until Hanley returns (for another week long cameo)

    Hey, where is Father Mapple (Oakland Steve)… I’ve got some cool Bay Area BB history video links, I’m sure he’ll enjoy, ready to post up… Both toe tappers and good info for a Oakland BB fan…

    Hit 6th place yesterday for a few minutes…. Seeing 30 plus points more coming into focus… Good pitching for me has been elusive – if the luck changes…

    I’ll be in position for moving up on the outside at the far post for the run to the wire… The Big Fella loves drugs in sport… His ideas on in-race illegal injections will be certain to change the sport of FBB racing…

    Mark Reynolds is a coming up on a – to-be-cut, watch… #s still there – but the BA is fading fast as he labors to make contact… I rooting for him… He still may pull off a great season…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: Drew tree thing is hilarious… Post up your videos!

  88. scott says:
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    Does Grandal end up with more playing time than Hundley or a fair split?

  89. mUshi says:
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    hey grey! i was offered shelby miller for my matt holliday, should i take it? my other OFs are de aza, cargo, victorino, kelly johnson and eaton… my pitchers are cliff lee, homer bailey, burnett, holland, ogando.

  90. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    Please rank ROS: Frazier, Lawrie, Middlebrooks, Arenado, Moustakas, Chavez

  91. Jon says:
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    What do you think about Vogelsong’s starts this week? vs WAS 5/20 vs COL 5/26

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: I wouldn’t start him in any league

  92. Tomthebod says:
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    @Grey

    Hey Grey, I’m sitting on Zunino. You think I should drop him for Grandal?

  93. Moose Out Front says:
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    Dat player info pages. Jesus christ the info.

  94. Wilsonian says:
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    David Murphy or Stubbs for UTIL?

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

  95. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, who do you like this week? Didi (3 @ col, 3 vs sd) or dan Murphy (3 vs cin, 3 vs atl)? Thanks.

  96. Rhino says:
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    I saw Profar on Saturday night at AAA Express. He hit 2 HRs, from BOTH sides of the plate. Impressive.

  97. Shake N Bacon says:
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    The player pages are sweeeet! Information overload! Everything you could think of is in there. Nice work!

    Also, nice Ace of Base reference. Those were the days…

    So a stupid question for you…if your team needed steals, would Jay Bruce for Yoenis Cespedes make sense? I’m assuming you have Jay Bruce finishing as the better player at year’s end. Cespedes maybe gets 10 more steals than Bruce? I guess that doesn’t make him that much of a speed upgrade…and you probably lose abotu 10 homers, 20 RBIs and 10-15 runs. Nevermind, I’ve talked myself into not trade Bruce for Cespedes. I’d probably have to ask for Cespedes and an upgrade at catcher or closer for example.

    Ok, forget you just read any of that. I was just talking to myself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: Thanks! I’d take Bruce, it’s a coin flip, not worth doing…

  98. Targaryen says:
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    Dynasty league. .. pujols morrow holland (sagnof) vs rizzo & freeman?

    • Joe says:
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      @Targaryen: How is this even a question?! Rizzo alone is arguably better than Pujols. AND THIS IS A DYNASTY LEAGUE.

  99. Baron Von Vulturewins

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    Need some pitching help this year, with an eye on next year:

    Give Pujols/Choo or Alex Gordon

    Get Bryce Harper/Scherzer

    Endorse? Also: Choo or Gordon ROS?

  100. Tom says:
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    I hear Teixeira is making progress in rehab. Looks like he may be back in a couple of weeks. Would you drop Willingham (who is an off day fill in on my bench) for him now? I’d like to play Willingham more, but he has really sucked. I only have 3 bench spots.

  101. chillmodious says:
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    Grey…

    1. Do you think McCarthy is settled in and worth owning for ROS (i.e. closer to his pre-liner-off-skull self), or are we just experiencing a ‘peak’ that will soon become a ‘valley’ again?

    2. I’d like your advice on a trade I am about to offer. Guy in one of my leagues has Scherzer and Cespedes and seems dense enough to let them both go. I want to offer my Samardzija + ______ for his Scherzer + Cespedes. The _______ I would give could either be Mike Morse or Brett Gardner. I’d do that deal either way, but would rather offer the less-valuable guy first. So, which scenario is better for ME:

    SCENARIO A: My Samardzija+Morse for his Scherzer+Cespedes

    SCENARIO B: My Samardzija+Gardner for his Scherzer+Cespedes

    —————————

    Thank you!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @chillmodious: wow, you really think he is that dense?
      Find the category he needs help in and go after that

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: Yes, yes I do… or I wouldn’t even be trying. He’s the same guy who dropped BJ Upton for Starling Marte two weeks in to the season (which, uh… kinda worked out for him… dah! But at the time it was a “are you freakin kidding me” move, and he’s been really impatient all year long with his roster moves). He can be had, so it can’t hurt to try.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @chillmodious: you know you’re league mates, i use to play with a guy like that, You know if you make that move Cespedes will blow out his knee and be lost for the season

    • Grey

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      @chillmodious: 1. Yes 2. Trades aren’t close can give either or both

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Dah! I know I’m winning either way. I’m just asking which scenario to offer first. (If he doesn’t bite, I’ll try the other scenario)

        SCENARIO A: My Samardzija+Morse for his Scherzer+Cespedes

        SCENARIO B: My Samardzija+Gardner for his Scherzer+Cespedes

  102. Ryan says:
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    I’m in a 20 team h2h dynasty league. I am thinking of offering these 2 trades. Which one should I do or are they both pretty solid for me?

    Longoria Morse for cargo laroche

    Longoria morse for Braun Moreland

    c jp arencibia
    1b prince fielder
    2b neil walker
    ss yunel Escobar
    3b miguel cabrera
    inf evan longoria
    lf michael morse
    cf norichika aoki
    rf justin upton
    of carl crawford
    util desmond jennings
    bn nick franklin
    Bn jorge soler
    bn evan gattis
    bn jurickson profar
    bn peter bourjos

    sp clayton kershaw
    sp cliff lee
    sp yu darvish
    sp daniel straily
    rp sean doolittle
    rp mat belisle
    rp Jose veras
    rp Heath bell
    p mat thorton
    p Jason motte
    p joe blanton
    p Barry zito
    bn zack wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Both… Take Braun…

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: well my offers just got rejected? What if I trade morse walker for everth and mclouth?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eh

  103. Derrick says:
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    Drop Kelly Johnson for Profar?

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Derrick: Do you start Johnson?

      • Derrick says:
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        @malamoney: I am because of the Kinsler injury.

        • malamoney

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          @Derrick: Then Profar. Cause when Kinsler comes back you will bench either.

  104. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    How long do you think until we find out if Garcia’s season is doneski and he is droppable?

  105. Wudaben says:
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    Grey, 12 team h2h points league. Have a stacked lineup of hitters and 11 starting pitchers. In our league we have pickup limits so cannot really stream. I’ve got a few open roster spots and I’m looking to stash some SP lottery tickets.

    My staff is Zimmermann, Shelby, Minor, Samardzjia, Ryu, Bailey, Tillman, Cashner, Wheeler, Kazmir & Cingrani.

    I know you’re not a big fan of holding players but I’m thinking my other owners will be snatching up Beachy & Pineda soon. If you had a couple open roster spots would you take a chance on these guys? I’ve got 3 spots and looking to grab Gausman too, just been patiently watching his news reports but think he could be the biggest impact pitcher other than Wheeler to be called up.

  106. Mariner Mike says:
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    E Cab or A Cabarra? Have Ellesbury for steals he’s not doing much! Looking for ss going forward!

  107. kidbr9 says:
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    Grey,

    What’s your take on Cingrani getting sent back down?

    I presume in a NON-keeper league, you drop him.

    Would you pick up Cloyd vs the MIA Marlins or Odorizzi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kidbr9: Drop him… Cloyd’s better this week

      • kidbr9 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  108. Ron says:
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    About to try and get Pujols from a tired owner…

    1) Please rank ROS: Baustista, Holliday, Gordon, Cespedes, Bruce
    2) Are any of these guys too much to give for Pujols straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: 1) Bautista, Bruce, Gordon, 2) Yeah, give Holiday

  109. Baron Von Vulturewins

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    Speaking of Jurickson, not sure how it works in ESPNLand but in Yahoo!Land Profar only qualifies (so far) at UTIL. Which is weird. And a drag.

    It’s not like he’s Rob Deer.

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins: I have him in a yahoo lg where he only qualifies as a MI.

      • Fish says:
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        @Grey:

        Or by the time Yahoo gets around to it, Profar will already have earned 2nd base eligibility (5 games in Y-leagues).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tis true

  110. chris says:
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    ROS Morrow, Feldman, Tillman, Hudson T, Lewis, Stash Wheeler, Parker or Lirano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chris: These are not ROS options… Wheeler

  111. Piranhaman says:
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    hi Grey,

    now i have Evan Gattis as my starting catcher. (10 teamer roto, not 2 catcher league.)

    as you know, his playing time is decreasing. so i’m looking for my new catcher.

    – This is the story –

    1) 2 managers in my league have 2 or 3 catchers.

    2) i offered Medlen for V-Mart, then rejected. (he has V-Mart and M. Montero)

    3) i offered Medlen for Wieters, then rejected. (he has Wieters, Mauer, and Santana)

    4) i had planned if Medlen deal was accepted, grab Jose Fernandez from WW.

    5) i was eyeing on Chooch, but he’s just DL’d yesterday.

    6) other available options are R. Martin, J. Montero, Salty, Avila, Ellis. but i like Gattis more than all of them.

    – Question –

    1) if you were me, sticking with Gattis and waiting for a new schmotato?

    2) or grab one of the WW catcher? if right, who to grab?

    3) or make another trade offer?

    – My roster –

    C – Gattis
    1B – Goldy
    2B – Zobrist
    3B – Zimmerman
    SS – Ass Cab
    IF – Ortiz
    OF – Kemp, Ellsbury, Gordon, Lo Cain
    Util – Moreland, Laroche
    BN – Frazier, Kubel, Rutledge

    SP – Cain, Latos, Greinke, Minor, Medlen, Samardzija, Cobb
    RP – Grilli, Wilhelmsen, Janssen (TOR), Tazawa

    DL – Stanton, Hill, and Beachy

    let me know your wise solution, thanks.

  112. MasterofGrond says:
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    And to think I almost considered NOT drafting Swiggy when he was available at #2.

    Maybe I’m the drunk one.

  113. ryan says:
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    Grey,

    Someone dropped BJUpton in my 10-team mixed. My OF is my weakest suit: Jennings, Cruz, Cain, (Stanton, Hart on DL).

    1. Is he worth a #1 waiver claim, or should I see if he slips throught waivers?
    2. Is he worth grabbing if I am forced to move him into the starting line-up?
    3. Lorenzo Cain, Jon Jay, or Upton?
    4. What the heck is wrong with Upton?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryan: You have no room

      • Fish says:
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        @Grey:

        In response to #4:

        Upton’s contact rate is down 7% from his career average, he’s hitting 1.31 GB/FB – his highest rate, by far, in the past 4 years, and he has a 31.3 % IFFB rate (worst in MLB), and a K-rate above 33% (3rd worst in MLB).

        He’s either striking out, topping the ball into the ground, or getting way under it. To date, he’s been unable to find the center of the ball whatsoever.

        • Grey

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          That 31.3% IFFB is insane… That reminds me of some of those miserable Krispie years in Arizona…

          • Fish says:
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            @Grey:

            The next highest recorded IFFB% for a full season was 25.1% by Mark Ellis (2008) and 24.8% by Eric Byrnes (2006). It makes Chris Young’s 20.5% in 2011 look (gulp) good.

            • Grey

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              Ha… Yikes…

  114. Hello Grey, echoing all, congrats and thank you for the player pages.

    1) Can you please rank? Dayan, Carter, Saunders, Venable, De Aza

    2) Thoughts upon Josh Johnson returning (assuming he does)?

    3) Favorite performance in the WWF “Land of 1,000 Dances” video?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtCtZ5x9EJI

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… De Aza, Saunders… 2) Blech 3) Awesome! Junkyard Dog…

      • @Grey:

        Thanks Grey. I know you have Venable over Dayan, where does Carter fit in.

        • Grey

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          They’re all match-ups vs. who is hot…

  115. Jack says:
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    Wells or Venable for the next three weeks (till Hart gets back) h2h 6×6 OPS scoring

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wells

  116. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    can’t believe nobody’s asked yet, start odorizzi in less than 1 hour or not if one only has 10 starts in 16 team h2h league, due to benching mcallister’s start. opp has 10 this week also.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: thanks, i know this probably isn’t an easy choice, semi- good news is i have dickey in a different league, so i might benefit somewhere in this game.

        • Grey

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          Yeah, I’m hoping for Ks and not to get killed…

  117. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i’m guessing the answer might be markedly different if it was in a 10 teamer.

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Read the Odorizzi blurb above: “Whether or not you start him will depend on how badly you need to roll the dice.”

      It’s Monday, so if you are in a weekly H2H you may not want to chance it.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @chillmodious: that’s why i said 16 team league and the amount of starts both me and my opponent both have, to attempt to quantify the “level of gambling”, i don’t know the threshold. One answer could be a guesstimate of what SON level his start would have, from that i could make choice, but we don’t have this level for him.

  118. Jay says:
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    good stuff Grey. SON is looking niiice too.

    two questions:
    1. in a 10 team league currently own Morse. I have dropped him twice and was able to pick him back up. Would you rool with Morse or snag up Venable or David Murphy until they cool off and “hope” that morse will be there…if not I can just roll with another hot schmotato. So basically, for the upcoming 7 days Morse, Venable, or David Murphy?

    2. same league we have 2 DL spots currently mine are occupied by Tex and Hart. however Eaton was just dropped and Colby Lewis is out there. which two of the four are must-staches? (any play on getting the term Ned Flanders for guys that are on the DL or in the minors that are mus-stashes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Thanks! Roll with Morse… Hart, Tex is fine…

  119. crock says:
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    Venable or Gardner?

  120. Mariner Mike says:
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    Also have Swisher should I keep or drop for Vaciedo? thank you.

  121. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: I see that youre somewhat down on Dom Brown. Drop him for Eaton or Venable? I have Braun, Pacman, Jennings, Viciedo for 3 OF spots and one Util spot.

    • Grey

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      Not down on him, but Venable looks like he’s in a groove…

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: Brown will sit on the wire, with Cain Sugar and other boring players. I want the guy with the best chance of breaking out. Eaton or Venable?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eaton

  122. Carnac says:
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    I’m buying low on leftover thai for breakfast with a healthy dose of sriracha. Add a hot cup of coffee and you have yourself a cheap and delicious slam and legs.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Carnac: and a morning laxative

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great call!

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey: …and I meant to add that the flavor is enhanced by the hotness of the Razzball player pages.

  123. Birdog says:
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    Who do you prefer rest of season, Harper or Braun?
    Trade away Big Papi to get one of them?
    Is that unfair enough for the other guy to warrant a cry of foul? (He’s making the offer.)

    • Grey

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      Braun… It’s not close…

  124. OaktownSteve says:
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    Last two years Jim Johnson has outpitched his FIP by like ¾ of a run. I always think it’s tough to know how much the HR/FB is luck versus skill. Some of each, obviously. Johnson is near 12% after being around 7% in 2011-2012. His walks are up from 2 to 2.66 per 9. Interestingly, his K% is currently 7.52 where it was more like 5.5 in the two prior years. What that all says to me is that he is not commanding the ball down in the strike zone with the two seam. The rise in Ks and HRs would indicate to me that there are balls being left up. He was actually pretty good leading up to these last two implosions and he’ll have some leash based on prior years and lack of a clear CIW. But he’s been pretty heavily used the last two years averaging 70 appearances. Definitely someone to keep an eye on.

    What up Jacks Full? I think it’ll be O’Day if there’s a change. Hard to see them giving the reins to Strop and his almost 6 BB/9. Matusz could be a sneaky play though. He’s definitely ownable in leagues where middle relievers have value like RCL.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @OaktownSteve: have you watched Tommy Hunter at all? He has been getting a lot of 8th inning love and pitched very well. He was always good the first time through the batting order.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate:

        That’s another good call. I have seen him and he does look good.

        I’m streaming Zach Duke today. That’s right, I said it. I’m streaming Zach Effing Duke.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @OaktownSteve: you got balls the size Billy Butlers Moobies

        • Big Magoo

          Big Magoo says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Zach Duke. Balls of steel, brother.

      • Big Magoo

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        @Jack Full of Hate: Tommy Hunter has been throwing gas. Like 97-98. I didn’t realize he had that kind of velocity. He looks reborn as a reliever. Kind of like Luke Hochevar.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Big Magoo: exactly, Oaktown Steve and I had a good converstion a couple of weeks back about him and Matusz and other high pitching prospects that evolve into great relievers, it’s the new thing

        • mc serch says:
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          @Big Magoo: @Jack Full of Hate: and he has SP designation, which just could win you Saves if he becomes the closer…if johnson blows another save thats who I’m picking up

  125. Spencer says:
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    Just pulled off a big trade, but lost 1 SP and 1 RP in the process. I have filled the SP spot, but who do you go with in my RP spot. This league does not count holds, pitching counts IP, SV, K/9, WHIP, ERA. After browsing the wire, considering these guys:

    K Gregg
    Parnell
    Doolittle
    Rosenthal

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Spencer: Gregg, how big is this league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parnell

  126. Carnac says:
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    Wath up guyth? Cather quethtin!

    Drop Avila for Martin, Saltalamacchia, Pierzynski or Doumit? Or Grandal? Or Ed Grimley?

    I spelled Saltalamacchia correctly without looking.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Martin… Nice!

  127. FillyP says:
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    1) Claim R. Weeks and drop Espinosa?

    2) Trade Willingham/Espinosa for Arenado/Lowrie?
    2b) Trade Willingham/Espinosa/League for Holland/Lowrie?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Sure 2) Yup B) Yup

  128. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Nice roundup man. The Ike Davis bullhorn comment made me laugh out loud. Then suddenly, a sadness washed over me. I scanned my league FA pools and added/dropped him in two of them. All better now. Very cathartic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Ha…

  129. Gator says:
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    From this point forward, 2013 only, Gordon or Hamilton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

      • Gator says:
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        @Grey: How close are they?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fairly close

  130. sanfran1966 says:
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    Whip/ERA took a hit last week thanks to Chisek & Ann Sanchez…

    start Cobb @ Toronto?
    Cashner in Arizona?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes and yes…

  131. Frank says:
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    What level Outfielder is a good trade target for selling high on wandy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Holliday… Probably Wells, Willingham-ish

  132. cheerio says:
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    12 team. Have been trying to upgrade SP by offering Jennings and Morrow. Not much luck so far. Using your original rankings how low would you go? Top 40 SP? Top 60? Thanks.

  133. Carnac says:
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    Sorry everyone, I’m the one who tripped over the bucket of whiteout while watching Iwakuma’s start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you weren’t so busy checking your turban…

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Ha. It’s more like “Hisashi my Dah! Shizz!” right now. Stupid liquid paper.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  134. Spencer says:
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    One more question please! Right now I am playing Doumit at my C spot. Do I roll with him or pick up Russell Martin who is a FA. 10 team, HR, SB, SLG, OBP R, RBI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Martin

  135. sanfran1966 says:
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    Iwakuma & Kashmir throwing BP today…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They is

  136. Grey:
    Player pages are welcome addition. Thx for the hard work. Really dig the 10 day snapshot and FIP stat work for the pitchers.

    Reading above comments, I think I already know your response… but, I tend to over-think my drops and would like your sage advice.

    QUESTION: In a very competitive, deep 30 man roster, 14 team, mixed, redraft league (6×6) would you still advocate dropping Tony Cingrani? I’m having an issue stomaching this and I want you to punch me in the jejunum!

    Bench consists of Colby Lewis, Madson and now, Cingrani

    If I kick Tony to the curb, I could pick up any of the following stellar option SP: Edwin Jackson, Mike Leake, Stults, No No No Nolasco, Straily, Wily Peralta.

    Another option is to just mix n’ match, stream and aim for 2 start guys in that slot until Colby Lewis is ready to be activated.

    *note, most all the top 10 SP prospects are already owned (Wheeler, Cole, Bauer, JoFer, etc. ) with the exception of Gausman, Walker, Skaggs.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Go tell Rudy in his post… I’d drop Cingrani… Stream from those options…

      • @Grey:
        will do, I actually have a few other helpful suggestions for the Player Pages, which would limit my fangraphs, and to a lesser extent, mlbdepthcharts obsessions and throw more internet browse time Razzball’s way. I’ll shoot you guys a note off-line.

        Appreciate the take on Cingrani. I know as soon as I start my mix n’ match game and roster Nolasco or Jackson, all hell will break loose. Even though Im in 1st by about 9 games, my SP doesn’t have much margin for error (MadBum, Shelby, Garza, JoFer, Cashner, Niese), hence the question.

        thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds good… No problem…

  137. Tom says:
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    Trade 12 team mixed h2h

    I get Manny Machado & Ervin Santana for J. Zimmerman
    Yes right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado, yeah

    • Tom says:
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      @Tom: Also Ryan Zimmerman for Zack Greinke

      • Grey

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

  138. james d says:
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    Chances Everth Cabrera channels Michael Bourn from his Astros years by attempting to have more SB than runs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would work for me…

  139. Jake DuBois says:
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    H2H Points League, Who would you rather have ROS:

    Gordon Beckham or Dustin Ackley?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ackley

  140. Be The Ball says:
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    Someone just dropped Kenley Jansen (12 team H2H). I have the number 2 waiver spot and am thinking it’s worth using on him. Agree? Bigger problem is that I don’t know who to drop for him. Right now it would seem it would have to be Cashner or Bell? Here’s my team:

    C: Salvador Perez
    1B: Paul Goldschmidt
    2B: Robinson Cano
    3B: Evan Longoria
    SS: Josh Rutledge
    OF: Adam Jones
    OF: Shin Soo-Choo
    OF: Austin Jackson
    UTL: Kyle Seager
    UTL: Brett Gardner

    BN: Josh Willingham
    BN: Jurrickson Profar

    SP: Madison Bumgarner
    SP: Kris Medlen
    P: Hisashi Iwakuma
    P: Jeff Samardzija
    P: Shelby Miller
    RP: Chris Perez
    RP: Glen Perkins

    BN: Heath Bell
    BN: Patrick Corbin
    BN: Alexi Ogando
    BN: Andrew Cashner

    DL: Brandon Beachy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      yeah… Drop Ogando…

  141. In 1 14-team one-year roto league I’m struggling along at 2B/SS with a combination of Rutledge/Dee Gordon/Espinosa … Rutledge has been fine. But do you still advise holding the other two? Can’t say there’s much on waivers (Cozart, SDrew, YEscobar, Bonifacio, Mark Ellis). Anyone worth trading out there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not much on waivers to get excited about right now…

  142. Dan Rydell says:
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    Is it worth dropping Dee Gordon for Eric Young Jr? Position doesn’t matter…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  143. Spencer says:
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    I know I said earlier, last question but I see one more guy available in my league that you mentioned earlier. Should I drop Cahill for McCarthy? 10 team, IP, ERA, WHIP, QS, K/9. Promise last thing for the day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold…

  144. Tom says:
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    Would you do..
    I get Ryan Zimmerman for Zack Greinke (My current pitchers: Harvey, Moore, Zimmerman, Masterson, Niese, Lirano)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair… I’d take Zimmerman with those starters…

  145. JK Smiles says:
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    The bottom of my lineup is getting crowded. Who’s expendable at this point: Rutledge, Simmons, Arenado, Seager, or Morse?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons

  146. OaktownSteve says:
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    Man The Clevelands are dangerous right now. Can’t start anybody agin’ them. I think you have to give some consideration to the power of positive thinking. Swisher and Tito and Giambi. These guys are terrific in just helping motivate everybody to play every day. I’m not at all surprised to see them playing this well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Their offense looks very solid… Wonder how their pitching will hold up through the season…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m still on Ubaldo watch as we discussed a week or so ago. It’s weird to see him pitch. There’s a ton of offspeed stuff. Big floaty curves. The two seam is behaving more like a splitter or a forkball. He’s impossible to trust but the last 4 are eye opening.

        Masterson seems legit. The jury is out on McCallister. I hold him in the NFBC. I know Tito loves the guy. Chris Perez seems like a weak link. They have guys behind him that I think could do the job.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed on all that… Masterson is a regret, I should’ve held him… Figured I could get him back but now he’s gone…

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Hard to have forseen that he’d be 2 K per nine better than what he has been most of his career. You look at two seam sinker guy like that and you figure a lot of groundballs. He’s just throwing so hard right now. Average fastball is 93.4 and he can dial it up when he needs to.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The groundballs were always attractive, but you add that with Ks and you have a great fantasy starter… Really kicking myself on that one, especially since we own him elsewhere and I was watching him…

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                Hard not to let those things eat at you. However, you play the game right, in my opinion, by making tons of moves. You have to churn the fluid part of your roster. When you do that, and like you said, it’s hard to swing a dead cat without hitting a guy you’ve picked up and dropped, you’re going to have a couple of guys that you owned briefly that get away. Inevitable.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup, agreed… Speaking of which, goodbye Odorizzi!

                  • OaktownSteve says:
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                    @Grey:

                    Putting the Odor in Odorizzi.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He doesn’t look terrible but gets the Yanks next, missing the Marlins by one day… Watch a rainout happen and he gets the Marlins… My luck!

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @OaktownSteve: you are now my favorite writer of the under razz.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate:

            Thanks JFOH. It’s nice to have a venue to chat with all y’all. Man do I love baseball.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @OaktownSteve: I tell my buddy who is a razz peeper, he reads the comments but never comments, to always read yours. He is a bay area A’s junkie who alwys claim they have the smarted fans in baseballl….you are making him look like he lnows what he is talking about

              Being in LA we have the Dodgers and Angels, which combined have a negative fan IQ, so there you go.

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate:

                A’s fans are kind of like when you make beef stock and then you boil it down to a glaze and make a sauce out of it. There ain’t much of it, but it’s uber concentrated. A’s fans look smart because there are like 10 of us, all complete junkies.

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @OaktownSteve: wow, what a great analogy. I tell him if/when i go to the bay again that I want to go see a game with Oaktown Steve, it will be like going to school and getting laid all while in woodshop

                  • JoeC says:
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                    @Jack Full of Hate: I’m not sure about that fantasy, Jack… IIRC, the population of my junior high woodshop class was 100% boyz-2-men.

                    Of course, if that’s your thing, nothing wrong with that. Cust ‘kayin!

  147. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, who do you like ROS at SS, Segura or Zobrist?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  148. Shawn of the living says:
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    Thanks for all the great advise, but what to do with Arenado? I’ve been a hawk in my league grabbing Miller, Arenado, Profar, Wheeler, but Arenado just isn’t doing nada. You see a turn around on this kid?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold him

  149. yu mad says:
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    Need comments on two trades

    First trade I’m considering because I’m hurting for steals

    My Craig and Stanton for his Reyes and Pujols. In that Marlins lineup I feel like Stanton and Reyes have similar value when they’re both healthy and it looks like they’ll return at around the same time. Even with Pujols declining a swap between him and Craig is not gonna hurt me right?

    The second trade I’m considering because Jed Lowrie is just not cutting it and i can’t afford zero steals from the SS position

    My Rafael Soria. o for his Ian Desmond. My other closers are Kimbrel, Rome, Bell, Veras and Tazawa. I know Tazawa is done after Bailey comes back but I have decent chance of winning the saves category with the other four especially with Bell looking like an all star again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes side… Desmond side…

  150. Negatto says:
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    2 Catcher league, currently have Rosario and AJ Ellis.

    Is Grandal an upgrade over Ellis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  151. Carnac says:
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    What’s the first player page you looked up, Carnac?

    “Because I no longer believe in beauty, kindness or good, I looked up B.J. Upton.”

    • Carnac says:
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      “I tried looking up Ike Davis, but the whole right side of his page was clipped.”

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  152. yu mad says:
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    And thank you so much for your help Grey, really appreciate it and love all your work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  153. steve says:
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    Hey Grey…great stuff, as usual

    10 teams, 6×6, h2h, 5 keepers per team per year

    I can trade Cashner for any of the following…

    BJ Upton, Hosmer, Gyorko, Dempster, Wood or Michael Young

    I realize that some context is generally necessary but from my read of your thoughts on Cashner, he’s a streamer so perhaps taking a deal for someone like Upton is a good idea? I’d likely need to drop Dee Gordon, Erick Aybar or Arenado to pick up another starting pitcher (which seems like a viable strategy). Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Upton if you can bench him until he turns it around…

      • steve says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  154. Thrilla says:
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    In a 12-Team Roto 5×5 league I’ve got:

    Greinke
    Zimmermann
    Samardzija
    Iwakuma
    Gallardo
    Ryu

    Wieters – Goldschmidt – Rutledge – Miggy – Gregarious – J. Upton – A. Jones – S. Choo – A. Jackson – Arenado – Donaldson – Teixeira

    I missed on Profar…Should I be looking to trade my Iwakuma for a Starlin/Andrus/Desmond-type of 2B/SS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take any of those middle infielders…

  155. EK says:
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    Pls rank:
    Milone @ HOU
    McCarthy vs SD
    Santiago vs MIA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did…

  156. royce! says:
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    Odorizzi’s leaving that wizzy odor on my team…fortunately it’s h2h so I can wash it off on Sunday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I wish had the same option in roto leagues…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Eh, ended up not that terrible. Erase those first inning jitters and he looked pretty good…I think the Lind AB, where he was fouling off everything, might have done him in for the day. Unfortunately, that was in the first inning…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, didn’t look bad at all… He gets the Yanks next though so there’s that…

  157. Shawn of the living says:
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    V-mart has me pulling my hair out. Hoping this guy would be a good sleeper. I see you’re not liking him much lately either. I could drop for Gattis or Buck. sigh. Hold or push the button?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  158. OaktownSteve says:
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    Thinking about the thread above where Matusz is mentioned…here’s some free (and worth every penny) advice for anybody in an RCL struggling in the pitching categories. Drop or trade all but your two top starters (or go with 1 or 0 if you don’t have anybody worth holding). I’m assuming all the closers, CIWs and high K guys (the Doolittles and Rosenthals are held). If you can get any closers, CIW or high K guys start there. You need to run 8 relievers out there every day. Go get some of these guys: Hochevar, Smyly, Hunter, Matusz, Crow, Collins, Blevins, Brothers, Russell, Smith, Delebar, LeCure, Logan, Stammen, Burton, Tazawa. Stream all your starts. On any given day you’re likely to get 5 innings 3 runs and a couple of Ks and maybe a win from your streamer, plus a bunch of Ks, some vulture wins, and a ton of whip/era lowering deliciousness. If you are not holding 8 relievers and trotting them out every day, you’re not using all your resources.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s what Simply Fred does with much success…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Fred and I had a long conversation about it in the forums in the offseason. That’s what I did in 2011, the last time I was in an RCL. We have a slightly different style but basically the same idea.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re not in an RCL this year?

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            I am. I skipped 2012 is what I meant. I’m in a league with Vin. Vin probably has the best offense in all of RCLdom, but the pitching… Vin this thread is for you, bud!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, gotcha… Yeah, thought you were…

  159. bossmanjunior says:
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    Who do I sit today:

    Cain @ Keuchel
    Moreland v. Colon
    Frazier @ Marcum (dominating rhb this season)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  160. abax says:
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    Hi Grey, how do you feel about offering my Matt Moore for Cespedes in return? I’ve been following that you expect Moore to come regress and allow some people to cross the plate…

    • abax says:
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      @abax:

      Also, any other hitters you think he could fetch with his hot start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cespedes, but it’s fair…

  161. Negatto says:
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    Currently using Frazier as Utility. I have BJ on my bench for a bit longer.

    Any of the following an upgrade for help in all categories, no SAGNOF needed.

    Lawrie, Brantley, Venable, Scott, Loney? If so, move Frazier to bench and lose BJ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  162. Jack says:
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    Great site!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  163. kalone says:
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    Pence for Profar in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar if it’s deep and you’re looking for the future…

  164. bossmanjunior says:
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    I have the #1 waiver priority. 10 team h2h.

    Someone just dropped Victorino. Droppable players are Cain and Moreland.

    A) Use #1 waiver and pick up immediately
    B) wait until he clears waivers and then pick him up
    C)
    D) Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Yeah… Moreland…

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Grey:

        There is no C…and no 1

        hehe..so use number #1 waivThank pick up Victorino and drop Moreland, right?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  165. Wilsonian says:
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    Guh, Kazmir sucks. Drop him for Phelps?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: what about Odorizzi in a 16 Team H2H Keeper (we keep 5, unless he goes Nolan Ryan on the AL East, he isn’t even on the radar to be kept)? Drop him for a streamer or a stash of Colby Jack Lewis?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s not on the radar… Stash Lewis…

  166. mzyptlk says:
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    Trade Adrian for Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • mzyptlk says:
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      @mzyptlk: Haha–guy countered with Donaldson/Rizzo for my Adrian/Longoria—negotiations tabled permanently.

  167. Buddy Guy says:
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    How much waiver money for Profar? Think he will remain up when Kinsler returns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not, but maybe… No idea anything about your league on how much to spend…

      • Buddy Guy says:
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        @Grey:

        $100 budget 5×5 10 team league MI eligibilty.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          $4

    • Buddy Guy says:
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      @Buddy Guy:

      Also out of a $100 budget 10 team league.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        $4

  168. Ron says:
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    Would you trade:

    1) Holliday and Garza for Stanton?
    2) Holliday and Beachy for Stanton?

    If both, which one first?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, they’re just fair, I’d hold…

      • Ron says:
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        @Grey: Would you trade Holliday straight up for Stanton?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah… Giancarlo’s timetable is iffy, unless I missed news on him…

  169. RJM says:
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    Dunn, Middlebrooks or Seager ros? 12 team pts. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Middlebrooks

  170. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    what do you think of J Zimm for Choo? and could Samardjza land me a #2 OF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Choo, it’s fair… He should land you a #2, yeah…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I’d be giving up zimm, I’m going to take Oaktown steves advice and keep 2 or 3 starters and drop the rest, i would like to keep Zimm and max and try to move Burnett and samrdjza, but I think I will get no love for Burnett

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agree with what you said a week or so ago about Burnett… He’s worth more to you…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: what about Burnett for aoki?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Aoki, but Burnett is probably a tad more valuable…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I am dead last in runs, what about Ellsbury?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d go Ellsbury, for sure…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: I’m trying to trade smardjza for trumbo right now

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s a decent get…

                  • OaktownSteve says:
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                    @Grey:

                    I like the Trumbo trade a lot. Be sweet if you could get Ells. Aoki is a little bit of a settle, but it’s tough to sell high. He’s a piece.

  171. Andrew says:
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    am I out of my mind to trade 2 closers and 2 catchers (Doumit and Pierzynski) for Yadier Molina?
    It’s a 10 team 6×6 roto (OPS, Holds) so closers aren’t as valuable. In addition, I’m executing the all reliever strategy well to this point. I currently have 7 saves guys and 2 holds guys.

    C,C: M. Montero, Doumit/Pierzynski
    1B,3B,CI: Goldschmidt, M. Cabrera, Rizzo
    2B, SS, MI: Altuve, Segura, Kendrick/Carpenter/E. Cabrera/Rutledge
    5OF: Braun, Craig, Bruce, Gomez, Marte
    U: Heyward
    other bench: Stanton, M. Adams
    CL: Kimbrel, Papelbon, Wilhelmsen, Balfour, Henderson, Frieri, Street
    MR: Gregerson, Pestano

    Ideally, I would like one of the closers traded to be Street. What do you think? I could use more holds than saves right now, but is going down to 5 closers too risky in case someone I keep loses his job? Which closers would you deal if this is actually a good deal for me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you can do better, but it’s fair…

  172. Prezii says:
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    Dooddee.. you are killin me smalls! Whats gonna happen when this site has a million daily viewers and all my leagues read razzball? Gonna be a friggin race for rutledge in the 5th every year.. i cant do it! You are forming a baseball monopoly! I come here to get away from the BS articles and comment sections that start with “first!”.. i come here to hear nasally voices high on Choo and 4 girls who dont like commenting during december.. i come here for the SON, son! How am i gonna stream Joe Blanton against the Pirates when there is 11 other claims for him? Shananagins! Soon there will be 30 Gareths here making me want to blow my brains out with a sawed off standing over a pile off dino droppings.. others might say great job but i say, eff that! This is the worst thing that could happen to razzball.. this is my indian reservation i cook my duck on and you wanna build a casino on it? Damn you!

    P.S. in all seriousness… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOUbW2A-e2Q.

    • mc serch says:
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      @Prezii: nice rant…as a fellow razzball OG I share your sociopathic sentiments…

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Prezii: @mc serch: That really was perfect. I agree so hard.

        • Prezii says:
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          *tips A’s cap*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Awesome comment… #490!

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @Prezii: All so true. lulz.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Prezii: my brotha from the bay, you speak the gospel according to Prezzi and we all say Amen!

      I like that you take stab at commentors, I got your back hommie

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Prezii: Nice rant! btw, I think he said it was pronounced g-a-r-r-e-t…

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Prezii: Haven’t seen Gareth BTW. Maybe we worked him over enough that he’s gone?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      *Golf claps as if he were a Happy Gilmour fan*

      • Prezii says:
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        My previous comment miiighhttt not be for all audiences…. you have been advised!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  173. Nick says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you grab Joel Peralta, for potential saves, as I have 3 closers (Bell, Janssen & Henderson) but could use more saves & less IP…

    I’d have to drop Guthrie or Medlan or Dickey…

    Also do you like Ben Revere &/or Peralta->just dropped by someone?

    I have A Cabrera at SS who is sub-par and my OF/Util/Bench is Holliday, Venable, Brantley / Headley & Profar @ utility / & Soriano and Austin Jackson on my bench (Aaron Hill on DL spot)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Guthrie after his next start for Peralta

  174. Moose Out Front says:
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    My Trumbo for his Rizzo and is it close?

    (12 Team H2H 6×6 and he has Moustsuckass starting at 3B. Miggy is my 3B so Trumbo plays Uti, as would Rizzo on my team)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s close, don’t see the point of it…

      • Moose Out Front says:
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        Thanks Grey. Just tinkering and feeling like Rizzo will be better ROS than Trumbo. Based on your response I can tell that you don’t necessarily think so which also lines up with your projections for the 2 being almost identical pre-season.

        Could end up hurting me by letting this guy upgrade at 3B while I just get a new toy and statistical wash at my Uti position. Carry on.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Moose Out Front:

      I love the Moose Out Front. I can hear John Candy’s voice in my head.

  175. Hey Yo says:
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    Hold Morrow while he figures shit out or dump him for C Lewis, Parker, Tillman.. I currently have Strausburg, Kershaw, Miller, Moore, Medlen, Ryu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can hold there for another start…

  176. Frankenstein says:
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    Trade question….16 team 6×6 h2h league with OPS and QS…3 outfield spots with MI and CI spots. we keep 5 players, right now I have Prince Fielder, Evan Longoria, Paul Goldschmidt, Stephen Strasburg, and Brandon Beachy (depending on how he recovers.) I was offered Matt Kemp and Yoenis Cespedes for Longoria and Strasburg…I am in a rebuilding year, so this year really has no effect on me whatsoever, more looking towards next year with this trade…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re not keeping Longo? Would you keep Yoenis and Kemp? If so, then go for it…

      • Frankenstein says:
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        @Grey: sorry, yes I would keep Longoria if I held on the trade, so I would either be keeping Longoria/Strassy or Kemp/Cespedes with Fielder, Goldy, Beachy rounding out my 5

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Keep Longoria… Beachy’s not a good keeper if you’re only keep five with no prices…

  177. Hey Yo says:
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    Should I consider making any deals for improvement or just hold?

    Rosario, Wilin(C) COL
    Rizzo, Anthony(1B) CHC
    Altuve, Jose(2B) HOU
    Headley, Chase(3B) SD
    Zobrist, Ben(2B,OF,SS) TB
    Carpenter, Matt(1B,2B,3B,OF) STL
    Craig, Allen(1B,OF) STL
    Fowler, Dexter(OF) COL
    Swisher, Nick(1B,OF) CLE

    Morneau, Justin(1B) MIN
    Seager, Kyle(3B) SEA
    Ramirez, Hanley(3B,SS) LAD
    Hunter, Torii(OF) DET
    Upton, B.J.(OF) ATL
    Moreland, Mitch(1B) TEX

    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    Miller, Shelby(RP,SP) STL
    Moore, Matt(SP) TB
    Ryu, Hyun-Jin(SP) LAD
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Henderson, Jim(RP) MIL
    Romo, Sergio(RP) SF

    Medlen, Kris(RP,SP) ATL
    Morrow, Brandon(SP) TOR
    Jansen, Kenley(RP) LAD
    Beachy, Brandon(SP) ATL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know anything about your league or where you’re struggling…

      • Hey Yo says:
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        @Grey: I’m in 2nd, I just feel I am missing something, ex. I have power hitters but they are currently not hitting. I feel that Rosario and Rizzo have offered me that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trade Headley and any of your bench bats — all of them if you want and upgrade 3rd… Machado? Beltre? Maybe Zimmerman? Sandoval?

  178. stumanji says:
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    Phillips/Moreland or Utley/Sale.

    I hate giving up Phillips in a keeper league but this is very good return right? My only hesitancy is that we keep 6 and I don’t think I’d ever keep 3 SP (also have Felix & MadBum), so this is essentially giving up a keeper since I don’t think I’d keep Utley and his degenerative knees no matter how good he is this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Sale…

  179. RedRox says:
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    Trade Hamilton for Panda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Panda

  180. Wilsonian says:
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    Seriously, someone grabbed Phelps right before I went to pick him up. Damn. So I’m going to try this one again. 16 Team H2H, here’s my rotation:

    SP – Moore
    SP – Latos
    SP – Dempster
    RP – Mujica
    RP – Bailey
    P – Veras
    P – Kazmir
    BN – Odorizzi
    BN – Niese
    BN – Parker
    BN – Madson (DL)

    These are the best available SPs: Chacin, DLR, Lewis (DL), Grimm, Locke, Nolasco, Capuano, Pineda (DL), Quintana

    My rotation needs some work, where do you make the changes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are all streamers… Can stash Lewis over Odorizzi or Parker or Niese…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: yeah, it’s tough in this deep of a league. Everyone is gone. I’m debating on making some trade offers for some pitching. I’d like to hang on to Parker and Niese just in case they turn it around. There’s definitely no one with as much potential as them on the wire, whether or not they’ve completely sucked so far.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’d lose Odorizzi first but if Price has a set back he could have big value too…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: you think Madson is worth hanging on to? I might keep Odo just for now in case he gets some value and I could possibly spin him.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I think Madson is worth holding…

  181. Eric W says:
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    Have longo, machado and goldy in my 1b/3b/utill slots. got offered Votto for Segura (have Profar to take Seguras spot) worth pulling the trigger and flipping Machado for some other piece. Kinda seems like a no brainier but hung up for some reason.

    Thanks for the help anyone

    • RedRox says:
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      @Eric W:
      I’d take Votto for Segura

  182. Ron says:
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    Thanks for the replies on Stanton. He is such a black box right now. The guy getting rid of him needs pitching.

    Do you approve of tossing Garza and Beachy his way for Stanton?

    My Other SP: Moore, A. Sanchez, Iwakuma, Sherzer, Lee, Dickey, Bailey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d give those two…

  183. Kyle Kendrick Lamar says:
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    Profar over Venable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Venable

  184. mrobs says:
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    Good afternoon grey. Your mustachios look tremendous today.

    12 team roto league: I am last in Ks, whip, ERA

    I give Mccutchen / Cishek for Harvey, Mujica, Berkman (or mclouth instead of berkman)

    what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d want McCutchen…

  185. FillyP says:
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    What do you think about Prado as a buy-low candidate? Think I’m giving up too much with Willingham if I need MI help? I could also try to push a back-end starter like Tillman, Santiago, or Odorizzi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Prado for WIllingham, it’s fair…

  186. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    what about Samardjza and Burnett for Choo?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate:

      Too much. Can you get a high quality reliever in there or get a slight upgrade at another position? Like throw in your MI for his slightly better MI for example.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo side, you’re giving a lot though… Samardzija for Holliday and Burnett for Fowler would be better… Or something like that…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: people are really hoarding their offenses, i got offered Max for Fowler over the weekend *pukes a little in mouth*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You mean Fowler for Max? That’s not great…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I also got offered Davis for Max, yuk!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, terrible

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: everyone wants max and zimm, but don’t want to sacrifice anything that has any real value. I think too many of these guys are reading the comments section and seeing all the lopsided deals people get over on dumbasses, you guys should have a trade sections where people can post their trades and people can vote/comment on them

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  If everyone wants them, you should be able to get a decent piece…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: you would think, but nope, it’s lowballs all day

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You need to hold some people to fire with “Hey, this guy’s gonna give me Pence, you gonna give me Holliday or not?”

  187. SamYo says:
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    Hey Grey, Freeman was dropped in my standard 12 team mixed leagues. He’s a definite pick up right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  188. Ron says:
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    Side A: Greinke and Markakis
    Side B: Garza/Beachy and Bruce/Gordon

    A or B? If A is better, which pairing in B do I trade away for it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A if you send Beachy and Gordon…

  189. Swaz says:
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    14 team H2H points league ROS, Kelly Johnson or Infante?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson

  190. Fister Furbush says:
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    Is it worth it to stash Wheeler in a 10team mixed league? Or should I stash Beachy instead?
    I have one open roster spot.

    Thanks Grey

    FF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

  191. Pipa says:
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    My team stinks…Head to Head, …9×9 league. My SP is what really sucks. What would make my team better? Beltran for Minor? Beltran for Cespedes? Or Wieters, Dempster and Carp for Posey and Cespedes? Please make any suggestions. I’m 1-6 to start the year, second to last place. Time to make some moves. I did trade Halladay for Beltran, and Morse for Iwakuma, but still suck!

    C. Wieters
    1B. A Gonz
    2B. CAno
    SS. Hardy
    3B. Zimmerman
    OF. Bautista
    OF, Beltran
    OF. Pagan
    UT-Carpenter
    UT. Swisher
    B. Moreland
    B. Nava
    B. BJ Upton

    SP. Gallardo
    SP. Iwakuma
    RP. Kimbrel
    RP Gregg
    P. Jansen
    P. D. Hernandez
    P. Dempster
    P. Miley
    P.Haren
    P. Wandy
    P. Lackey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know why you’d trade for hitters if you need pitchers… Beltran for Minor works… Carpenter and Swisher for Minor? Wainwright? Any top 30-ish starter…

      • Pipa says:
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        @Grey: I feel like my offense is missing a spark….been losing Runs, AVG, SB, and OBP.

        • Pipa says:
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          @Pipa: Would u give up Beltran and Swish/ Carp for Wainwright? Cause I don’t think Carp and Swish will get me Wainy…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d give up Beltran and Carp for Wainwright

        • Pipa says:
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          @Pipa: Would u give up Beltran and Swish/ Carp for Wainwright? Cause I don’t think Carp and Swish will get me Wainy…

  192. low walk high k says:
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    Dynasty league…. would u trade aoki and medlen for Oscar taveras?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • low walk high k says:
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        @Grey:
        K thx Grey, jus to clarify I’d be getting Taveras. It’d def cut my depth this year. Thought u had major taveras love?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Taveras, but he has nowhere to play… You’re gonna trade a top 30 outfielder and a top 30 starter for a lottery ticket?

          • low walk high k says:
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            @Grey:
            I know I hear ya. Love me a lottery ticket!! Lol but I actually have good prospect depth w rendon, sano, correa, springer, Dahl and more lol so I should realize I’m a contenda this year and keep my solid guys. Thx Grey, ur the best dude. I need ta get on the daquiri wagon!! Lol ur work is tenacious and amazing. U are appreciated

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  193. EK says:
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    Leake @ NYM or J. Williams vs SEA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey: Would you drop Morrow for Leake?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          RCL? Yup

          • Carnac says:
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            @Grey: Nah, a 12 team h2h.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d still do it there…

  194. Carnac says:
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    As soon as the Jays’ lead went to 4 runs in the bottom of the eighth, the whole crowd might as well have started chanting “Ka-zaam!”

    Janssen hasn’t had a save opportunity – or an appearance – in over a week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup…

  195. JDW says:
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    I have Profar for a 13 team keeper league and, although I’m excited to see what he can do in the future, right now it’s kinda MEH. Now, if this was still April and Moreland was hitting 3 for 50 or whatever it was that’d be different. But, yeah…he’ll be up..get some starts and go back down again. Better than nothing, I guess. Just hate the situation in Texas. Now, if they’re dangling him…would love to see the Orioles do something big while keeping Machado. Those two in the same infield? Sick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agree… He’s worth a flyer in all leagues just in case Moreland or Kinsler go down for a while…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or Murphy or Cruz or Beltre… Really anyone…

  196. Grey — Just a followup to a question above. In a redraft league (and fully understanding that two of these guys are in the minors) how’d you rank the following ROS: Wheeler, Morrow, Cingrani, Hector Santiago?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morrow, Santiago

      • @Grey: Wow, OK. Thanks. I guess I’m more down on Morrow than I should be. I’m glad I asked.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you would’ve said for the next three weeks, my answer would’ve been different, but ROS leads me to guys that are in the majors…

  197. Fungus says:
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    Choo was out of today’s lineup earlier, but now Rotoinfo is showing he’s in. The Yahoo note on him still says he’s got the day off. Anyone know if he’s playing or not?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s in

  198. Boonit says:
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    Better closer stats rest of year: Bailey or fieri

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fieri

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Fieri or Flay, ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  199. Jacks says:
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    Getting killed in saves cuz I started out with Putz, Street and Cishek. Now have Bell and the other two. Keeper league, 4X4, no Ks or Runs. 20 FA picks for the year. Would you do:

    Moore ($12), Konerko ($6), Haren ($4) and Cishek ($8) for
    Homer ($2), Valverde (FA), Henderson (FA), and an FA pick?

    Will be loaded at the corners soon with Votto, Seager, Reynolds, Tex, Hart, Hanley. Moore is special, but you gotta believe his ratios will correct soon and he’ll go like 3.5/1.22 with 18 wins for the year. Trade could be a disaster if Homer goes back to being Homer and Hendo and Papa lose their jobs at some point. In 3rd right now, 10 pts out. 5 pts in Saves within reach.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore side

      • Jacks says:
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        @Grey: I’m the Moore side so I’ll have to rethink. What if it’s just Moore and Cishek for Homer, Valverde, Henderson, and a FA pick? I need to find Saves to win this year and the hope with this trade is that Homer isn’t too much of a downgrade from Moore …

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You need to get cheaper saves if saves you’re after…

  200. booya says:
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    Belt or Moose for Util stop in H2H league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  201. jamie says:
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    Harvey/Marte for Machardo/Segura Dynasty league, who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  202. D Rich says:
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    Grey i need your help…again haha. My league has a 30 transaction limit for the whole year including playoffs.(waiver wire/free agents). I am currently at 15/30 moves. It costs me an additional transaction to send a player to the minor leagues, and another move to call them up. Is Tony Cingrani worth sending down to the minors for a potential call up this season? It would only make sense if he was a starter for a good portion of the second half. Is he worth stashing or should i just move on? Thanks big dog

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Move on, but I’d wait to make sure Cueto looks healthy in his start…

  203. The5thGirlWhoReadsRazzball says:
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    Player pages = win. Thanks for all the work you guys do for us fantasy baseball addicts!

    Just need to make sure I’m not nuts (it’s a possibility). Guy in my league expressed interest in trading away Cole Hamels. I offered him Matt Wieters and Vernon Wells (10th round pick and a FA pickup last week), fully expecting him to counter slightly higher. Was surprised when he accepted the trade without comment. I know Hamels is scary right now, but it’s so early to write him off. Is he really only worth a catcher and…Vernon Wells? Did I miss something?

  204. Wake Up says:
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    I saw that Odorizzi gets the Yanks next…but, did you watch any of the start? What did you think? I didn’t get to see any of it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I watched the whole thing, I wouldn’t trust him vs. the Yanks…

  205. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Should I try to move Longo while he’s still healthy?

    H2H 14 team weekly points league.
    Deep. have CI, MI to fill as well.

    My hitting hitting is solid. Plus have Hart coming back soon. Should I trade Longo (while he’s still healthy) for Harvey or CC.
    Pitchers put up more points. eg…..Longo 172 Harvey 234 CC168

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Whelp, if it’s going to improve your team and points production….yes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trade Longo for either of those two SPs.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      Lineup:
      Santana
      Butler
      Cano
      Zobrist
      Longo
      Prado MI
      Mous/Belt/Arenado CI
      Bryce
      Aoki
      Pagan
      Jay
      Saunders
      Mous/Belt/Arenado/Leonys/Hart DH

      Staff:
      Grienke
      Minor
      Moore
      A.Sanchez
      Shelby RP
      Liriano
      Kazmir
      H.Santiago RP
      Colon
      Gast RP
      Danks/D.Hudson DL
      Wacha/Cole (Minors spot-only one. The others taking a bench spot)

  206. Boonit says:
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    whos better aoki or d jennings? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings

  207. steve says:
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    Great stuff Grey!

    BP is 0 for 12 (BVP) lifetime versus Marcum (NYM), whom he faces tonight. Is it over-thinking it to bench BP for Profar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Play BP

  208. Teblow! says:
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    Hello Grey.

    I would like to run a trade by you. I would give up Segura (who an owner really wants for a keeper) and K. Jansen and I would get A. Gordon and Rutledge. It is a 12 Team Yahoo Keeper League with Holds and OPS. My team is doing pretty well and my OF is now Cutch, Choo, Pence and Gardner. Gordon would be my Util.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold, it’s fair…

  209. Buddy Guy says:
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    5×5 10 teamer: trade Alex Cobb for Mark Trumbo?

    Pitchers:
    Hamels
    Scherzer
    Moore
    Cobb
    Milone
    Cashner
    Santiago

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

  210. stynyr says:
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    5×5, H2H, 10-team
    sp-Kershaw, Moore, Harvey, Minor, Bailey, Cahill, Ryu, Jose Fernandez
    rp-Soriano, Janssen, Holland
    dl-Garza, Reyes

    Who, if anyone, am I dropping for Garza. Do I leave him in my DL slot until he gets a few starts under his belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leave him on DL for one start…

  211. KDH says:
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    Posey for Kimbrel and Beachy.
    Who wins this trade Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Posey

  212. Benny says:
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    Do you think Jennings will ever be more than a .250ish hitter?

    Also – 20 man keeper league, would you trade either Medlen or Bauer for Adam Eaton if you’re in need of runs/steals? And if so, which of the two would you trade?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Benny:

      High K% and high FB/GB ratio are not a recipe for batting average. My own opinion is that the 22 HRs he hit between AAA and MLB in 2011 screwed him up. He had an MLB HR/FB ratio that year of 15.6%. Since then it’s been about 8.5%. In the minor leagues his profile looks like he was much more of a contact/line drive guy. So the answer seems to be that he could be better than a .250 guy, but before you would believe that was going to happen you’d have to see a downward trend in the Ks and fly balls. Then of course if you did see that, you’d have to change your profile of the guy from a speed power type to a more classic lead off type.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, maybe .265… I would trade bauer for Eaton…

  213. Clive says:
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    So I have Kinsler in a 10-team mixed H/H league.
    We have $100 to bid on waivers for the whole year. How much is too much for Profar? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $4

  214. Wake Up says:
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    Howard probably headed for the DL…

    Just did you a huge solid…against my self-interests…I just let everyone is my RCL know about Razzball!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  215. the hungary hippo says:
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    Trying to flip Scutaro and Locke for Frazier… Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Frazier…

  216. nightpandas says:
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    What’s up with McLouth? He is out again today (also yesterday). Just spent $22 FAAB bucks on him, wondering if I should jettison for Venable. 15 moves left for the year (15 teams)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now…

  217. alex says:
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    just moved my posey and pagan for his bryce harper. clear winner right? I’ve got sale perez at catcher now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, nice…

  218. Mike says:
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    Hey Grey.’

    What do you think about Pedroia and Beltre for Cano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedroia side

  219. SteveNZ says:
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    If you had Pedroia at 2B and thus had Kipnis on the bench most of the time, you’d trade him for Lynn wouldn’t you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you can do better, but it’s fair…

    • royce! says:
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      @SteveNZ: I wouldn’t do that. Kipnis has been en fuego, as they say at the restaurant near my mother in law’s house, En Fuego. I really think that you should be able to get something better for Kipnis. Surely someone in the league has an underperforming 2B.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: @royce!: It’s not me. It’s my sister (and my opponent this week). She has Kipnis. A selection of the more worthy guys the other part has:

        Buchholz
        Masterson
        Papi
        Trumbo
        K Kendrick

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: And Carlos Santana

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Or Smooth

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trumbo or Papi…

  220. Adam says:
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    Have Heyward starting
    Would I drop him for Victorino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop who?

  221. nightpandas says:
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    offered: Heyward/CC/A Bailey/Morneau/Parra

    for

    Braun/Cingrani/Cishek/Carter/Joyce

    in a 15 team/keep 9….not bad but don’t think it’s enough with Braun in there. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plenty fair if you need the depth… Depends on your team and what you need…

  222. zzzzzz says:
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    Profar to split time… wtf

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      FMFBBL!

  223. mzyptlk says:
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    I’ve been offered Hamels/Ryu for Chris Davis/Valverde. La Roche would replace Davis. Would ya?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More than fair, I don’t love Hamels to rebound though… Be nice if you could get someone else…

      • mzyptlk says:
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        @Grey: He also has Bucholz, Lester and Cobb. How would you rank those 3 with Hamels?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lester, Hamels, Buchholz

  224. Charles says:
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    How you feelin about Odorizzi now? He’s likely got v NYY and @CLE before Price comes back. You holding on to him and starting him against those first place clubs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dropped him today in a 12 team league, I’d hold him in deeper leagues…

  225. nightpandas says:
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    Grey Man,

    Following up on my post above, you said plenty fair to give up Braun/Carter/Joyce/Cingrani/Cishek for Heyward/Morneau/Parra/CC/Bailey

    Here is my team (15 teams, keep 9)

    C Martin
    1B Carter
    2B Espinosa
    3B Aramis
    LF Braun
    CF Fowler
    RF Joyce
    Util Rollins
    BN Mclouth
    BN Arcia
    DL Kinsler
    SP: Scherzer, Harvey, Dickey, Medlen, Bailey, Milone, Odurizzi, Cingrani, Luebke (DL)
    RP: Perkins, Cishek

    Morneau would replace Carter, My OF becomes Parra/Fowler/Heyward, I get stronger at SP and RP. Thinking then I could try and trade pitching for more offence upgrades. Downside is I am giving up Braun in a keeper. Still like it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t do it…

  226. Evil Grey says:
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    Which side you want? Hamels/A-Gon or Votto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Gon, but relatively fair…

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @Grey: Right on. I may have rage-traded Hamels, but I’ll be happy with Votto. I feel better, thanks.

  227. DirtyD says:
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    12 team 5×5 ML. Do you like any of these guys:

    D. Brown
    O. Arcia
    A. Lind

    Over my end of roster guys below who are filling #5 OF/Util/Bench hitter slots? Don’t have any pressing needs, roster is pretty balanced w/ speed/power/avg

    W. Venable
    A. Dirks
    K. Morales

    Thanks much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brown over Dirks

      • DirtyD says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  228. Keith says:
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    Tulo Lester Guthrie Josh Ham for Braun Starlin D. Holland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun side

  229. Evil Grey says:
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    Please rank ROS for Wins/ERA/Whip: Kennedy, Garza, Cashner, Milone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone, Garza, Cashner

  230. SteveNZ says:
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    Oh FFS. Stevabermetrics in full swing against Jeremy Guthrie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not happy at all about him tonight…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Just got worse.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know… Jesus Christmas!

  231. ROLFAMLO says:
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    EYJ Martin or Gordon

    Eric Young Jr., Leonys Martin, or Dee Gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young….

  232. mhfella says:
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    Hamels outpitched by the Fish for third time this year. Three starts against them and no wins. Some more run support would’ve been nice in those three games, of course. But outpitched nonetheless.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I want some Punky Bruiser!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          All the flavors sound good… I had Chai Tea before, the only problem was it was thick like molasses and clogged up my gizmo…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: was it a Drake’s?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, it was Vapor God or Rawr, I forget… Way too thick… It might’ve been too PG or VG or something, not sure…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha…Nice video… I love how that has 63,000+ views… Can’t forget the plus sign (trademark JayWrong)….

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: is that plus sign for all his ridiculous over estimates?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, he trademarked them…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: is he trying to get a job at E$PN?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Maybe Google Plus…

  233. MattTruss223 says:
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    You think Frazier, Parnell and Mujica is too much to give for Cespedes? Kinda hurting for a power bat in my OF. Nabbed Arenado and Dunn to man CI/UTIL. As it stands one or the three is always benched. I’d still have Street, Janssen, Veras and Bell at CL and I’m way ahead in saves…decent?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not too much…

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey, always like a double check before I hit the old accept button. BTW – the new player pages are gonna be wicked nice. The rest of season and hitter tron info should almost cut the comment questions in half. Seriously though, every year you guys bring something jaw dropping to the table. Much love for Razzball.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  234. TheNewGuy says:
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    Some good buy-low pitchers to target? Looking mainly at guys who were meant to be no2s to start the year.

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Scherzer qualifies sorta. Grey wrote about him as a buy high on Friday, as in he’s an ace and his owner probably doesn’t realize it so buy while you can. I was able to do so with Lester + Valverde.

  235. Sheriff McRawDawg says:
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    “McCarthy looks like he’s locked into hitters like they’re all pantyhose-wearing Communists.” –> love it. and speaking of which, what’s the deal with Scott Feldman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s getting insanely lucky… He’s nowhere near this good…

  236. Carlos says:
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    Better short term pick up with Kinsler on the DL…

    Howier Kendrick or K Johnson?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

  237. mc serch says:
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    johnson blows another save….things getting interesting

    • Trevor

      tggq21 says:
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      @mc serch: Who is the next in line? O’Day?

      • mc serch says:
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        @tggq21: I think thats what Grey said, someone else said Matusz made sense, I’m thinking maybe Tommy Hunter who has SP eligibility….it seemed everyone agreed that Strop sucks balls

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @mc serch: it’s all O’day but if he falters then Matusz or Hunter are the grab, I’m starting to think something is wrong with Johnson and might head to the old disgraceful list

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab O’Day

    • Wake Up says:
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      @mc serch: Yeah Matusz is pitching better…but looks like O’Day is the grab…

      • mc serch says:
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        @Wake Up: I guess, O’day sure does walk alot of guys though…..9 walks in 19 innings…it’ll be a highwire act

        • Wake Up says:
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          @mc serch: O’Joy…

  238. Jon says:
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    Would you add Ike Davis over Brantley or Gardner for a DH/bench spot? I know they do pretty different things so how would you rank them ROS?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Jon: no, brantley and Ike are not really ROS players, they are used when they are hitting and dropped when they are not, Gardner is the one you don’t drop, if you don’t need the bags then trade him

      • Fenway Fungus says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: but gardner sux ballz and there’s no way you can trade him. maybe brantley in your list.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  239. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    grab o’day for dropping dee gordon, with his backup ss spot to be filled tomorrow when ruiz goes on dl with y.escobar, or should we still wait to see if sweet dee can ever get on base again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab O’Day now…

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: never mind, o’day was drafted in the 25th round and held this long in 16 team league. drat.

  240. Wake Up says:
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    How about Guthrie…you losing him now…friggin’ Lastros bro…friggin Lastros…

  241. royce! says:
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    I was trying to recall the term for starting a pitcher against the team you root for in real baseball (got Miller going against the Padres tonight)…my cursory review of the glossary didn’t turn anything up. Did I miss it? I don’t want to have to google the term that I recall…

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @royce!: I always go with “kissing your sister” when that happens. Not sure there’s an official glossary term…

      • royce! says:
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        @MattTruss223: That works for me, because it captures the blech feeling I have periodically rooting against my home team.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @MattTruss223: i thought that was a term for a tie…

        • MattTruss223 says:
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          @Wake Up: Ahh, I think you’re right. Works for both I suppose. We need something you don’t really enjoy doing, but if it happens, it happens and you’re kinda ok with it afterwards…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @royce!: I looked and didn’t see one, Grey needs to update a Bowden Fluffer cause Adam Jones doesn’t belong there any more

        • royce! says:
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          @Wake Up: Proves the claim that they “rarely” pan out…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @royce!: just like my meatloaf…

            • royce! says:
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              @Wake Up: You must be putting too many tools in your meatloaf…

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @royce!: If you’re putting your tool in a meatloaf, you might want to seek help.

                • Wake Up says:
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                  @SteveNZ: I’ll take all the help I can get…why you hiding a meatloaf…you holding out?

              • Wake Up says:
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                @royce!: Hahaha…4 outta 5 ain’t bad…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bowden Fluffer! Wow, that’s an old school term… Yeah, I do need to update it… Not sure, royce!…

        • royce! says:
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          @royce!: Five years on and I’m still getting sonavabenched by Murphy! (Not tonight, but still).

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @royce!: And Ryan Zimmerman was injured.

            Those were the days.

            • royce! says:
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              @SteveNZ: Hahahaha so awesome…

              • Prezii says:
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                @royce!: thats great… One time, (story time) i accidently clicked an arron laffey tag… For kicks i went to the bottom post.. it was the baby days of steve and his venting.. i remember grey asking him “you are never happy, huh?”. had a pretty good laugh on that one..

                • royce! says:
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                  @Prezii: Really deepens your respect for his commitment, huh? No amount of success will stifle Steve!

                  • Prezii says:
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                    @royce!: agreed. Makes me think, what came first.. Stevebertrics or baseball?

                    • royce! says:
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                      @Prezii: What a silly question! Stevabermetrics infuses the universe, and like the Higgs Boson, when other building blocks of the universe pass through Stevabermetrics, they slow down.

                    • Prezii says:
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                      Stevebermetrics is a complicated matter…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, that’s right… Yeah, at some point Rudy cleaned out some that we weren’t using…

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: I can understand the reluctance to use that term.

        • MattTruss223 says:
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          @royce!: THAT’S right, nice pull!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: just out of curisoity why didn’t you portmanteau cyclops with a monocole to monoclops? or cycole?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, not sure

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I’m going to add monoclops to the under razz

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Excellent… But shouldn’t it be underazz?

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: sorry for the space, it won’t happen again

  242. Fenway Fungus says:
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    drop doolittle or peralta for o’day?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Fenway Fungus: i would say doolittle because balfour’s in no danger of losing job. peralta/o’day probably are best people to usurp closer jobs right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doolittle

  243. goodfold2 says:
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    good lord, now perez’s injured (the catcher we all love so much, but hate the moron manager who bats him 7or 8th) anyway, it’s in the 10 team league, so there’s decent C’s available but i’ll have to drop myers or victorino to get him. Which is best? Likely myers gets dropped i’m guessing.
    martin
    ellis
    castro
    yan gomes (seems interesting, but no real job)
    salty
    suzuki
    etc crap others
    i’m guessing martin here till perez is fine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  244. harkrider says:
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    thoughts on Leonys Martin for the ROS. Will he get the playing time to get the SB’s? Choices are Martin, Pierre, Revere, EYj, or Matt Joyce (of course Joyce would have more HR’s and less SB”s than the rest)

  245. jason batteiger says:
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    shame i left tazawa in instead of robertson just in case he got save instead of bailey one last time before dropping him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  246. Jason says:
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    Grey just need an independent view. In a ten team H2H lg, 5 keepers, 5×5 plus TB and QS. Is this a fair deal?
    Longo/minor for grienke/cespedes

    I would be getting grienke side. Arenado fills in or I can try to get lawrie from him too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…

  247. Wilsonian says:
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    Rank these guys for UTIL for the next little while (few weeks to a month-ish):

    McLouth, David Murphy, Joyce, Hafner, Didi, EYJ, Kubel, Chavez, Ozuna

    H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG (16 Team H2H)

    Have Mujica, Veras, Bailey, and Madson on the pine. Do I drop Kazmir who basically sucks anyway for O’Day? 16 Team H2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joyce, Murphy… I’d lose Kazmir for him…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: so you wouldn’t lose McLouth for someone like Hafner or Didi?