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Carlos Carrasco was bumped from the rotation.  Do I smell a 400-foot, long-tossing fool from Columbus, Ohio that has a rap group that plays to sell-out shows in the furnished basement of his parents’ house?  Trevor Bauer, your time is near.  I said that last line in a Darth Vader voice.  Trevor, I am your father.  I said that in the voice of someone who has a son named Trevor.  Am I confusing you?  How about now?  Trevor Bauer may have overcome his past WHIPping post issues and could be usable in all mixed leagues.  They worked with Trevor in Triple-A.  They taught him to pitch from the rubber instead of short center.  I would speculate on him, as I said in Friday’s Buy column, I wouldn’t go and drop anyone too crazy valuable.  Josh Tomlin may instead be called up to replace Carrasco.  Tomlin can’t pitch out of the bullpen because it takes him like 2 innings to get out of his oversized chair.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jason Kipnis – Left yesterday’s game with an abdominal strain.  That has people in Cleveland screaming like they saw a mythical creature, “ABDOMINAL…..NO….MAN!”

Corey Kluber – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER.  Honestly, the Indians could bump everyone from their rotation.

Carlos Santana – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer and 2nd in as many games.  If it’s getting stuffy in here, it’s because Santana’s buy window is closing.

Josh Hamilton – Nearing baseball activities after taking one-handed swings on Monday.  One-handed swings, huh?  Are we sure he didn’t set up Dr. Richard Kimble?

Erick Aybar – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Last week, I said he wasn’t a .209 hitter.  Well, he’s not anymore.  He’s hitting .292.

Archie Bradley – To the 7-day DL with a flexor strain in his throwing elbow.  The good news, this will make it harder for Kevin Towers to sell Bradley for fifty cents on the dollar.  Do I hear thirty-five cents?!  This brings us to a good point that I will be making right after I do this clunky intro, is Bradley any different than Marcus Stroman or Trevor Bauer?  They’re just young pitchers.  They could roofie you.  In most redraft leagues, you can probably get their production off waivers from a guy like Tyler Skaggs or Josh Beckett or any number of other guys by just using the Stream-o-Nator.

A.J. Pollock – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting over .350 in the last week.  How many Pollocks does it take to spot a hot schmotato?

Wilin Rosario – MRI showed no breaks in his hand.  His doctor, Kurtis Blow, was bummed.

Jacoby Ellsbury – Didn’t start yesterday due to minor hand pain. Will be interesting to see what people, who claim Ellsbury is only prone to fluke injuries, say when he has a non-fluke injury.  “Just a fluke that it’s a non-fluke injury!”  That’s them.

Michael Pineda – Out a month with a strained lat.  You know what would make his lat feel better?  A three-inch coat of pine tar.  Sounds like David Phelps will stay in Pineda’s spot in the rotation.  Imagine what could’ve been if the Yankees had Buhner in the rotation.  Phelps has been great for Ks, but real iffy for control.  Definitely worth a look in AL-Only leagues, but pretty borderline for mixed leagues as of now.

CC Sabathia – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA is at 5.11.  Damn, I bet Sabathia thought he’d never see 511 again.

Mark Teixeira – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer in the last week.  By the time, you can regret not picking him up, he will be injured again.

Willie Bloomquist – 2-for-4, 1 run.  The Honorable Willie Bloomquist played instead of Brad Miller, and, ugh, this hurts to say, it makes sense.

Chris Young – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.   It was overcast, so the Yankees had a hard time picking up the ball coming out of his hand-slash-clouds.

Mike Zunino – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Doesn’t his last name sound like a poor attempt by the National Hurricane Center to name a hurricane with a Z?  “Oh no, it’s El Zunino!”

Justin Smoak – 2-for-5. 1 RBI.  Hey, it’s our season’s first hot schmotato that appeared to be something greater, but maybe now he will get hot again and be something greater.  Got it?  Good!

Matt Cain – Scratched with a cut finger.  I hope he wasn’t handling food products.

Yusmeiro Petit – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Was just filling in for Cain, though he looked a lot more Able.

Angel Pagan – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Sonavadrop!  But I thought he had a knee issue that was sending him to the DL?  Dah!

Jason Vargas – 6 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  More like Varburp.

Salvador Perez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Sitting Shiva Perez is still struggling when someone greets him with good morning, thinking, “What’s so good about mourning?”

Jarrod Dyson – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 5th steal.  SAGNOF!

Jose Bautista – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 8th homer.  Please, just stay healthy.  It’s all I ask (well, that and every player that is on any of my teams also stays healthy).

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Still would be concerned about him, and be looking to sell.

Brett Lawrie – 2-for-4, hitting .192 now, after languishing in the .160′s for weeks.  May not have Lawrie to kick around anymore, that’s until he runs into a wall like he’s a puppy chasing a flashlight.

Aroldis Chapman – Will start his rehab assignment on Thursday and will probably return by the following Thursday.  Bu-bu-bu-but what about my cheap, bootifull, SAGNOF-y Broxton?!

Billy Hamilton – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his first slam & legs in his major league career.  If only Marge Schott were alive to see the homer, she could’ve texted a frownie to Donald Sterling.

Alfredo Simon – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, 1.60 ERA.  Yeah, I don’t buy him at all.  I don’t care if he’s holding a gun and tells me, “Simon says pick me up,” I’m not touching him.

Zack Cozart – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .165 on the year, but that won’t continue.  I mean, it’s not like he’s great, but he’s not a sub-.200 hitter.  If you’re desperate, I could see trying to catch fire in a schmotato.

Alex Wood – 5 IP, 7 ER as the Braves sat out half the lineup yesterday because Fredi Gonzalez wanted to demoralize my Wood.  Don’t neg my Wood!

Jose Fernandez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Wanna have a good laugh at my expense?  After three starts last year, I dropped Jose Fernandez.  It still stings!  No fear, I still won that league, beating Rudy.  *low building laugh*

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  He now has three homers in the last four games.  Salty on a hot schmotato?  Yummers!

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Only 28 more!  (I think he might get there by the All-Star Break.  Hey, Giancarlo, smoochies from Grey!)

Ed Lucas – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Anyone the Marlins put at 2nd base hits!  Well, anyone but the guy they actually signed to play there.

John Lackey – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, 3.83 ERA on the year, but has actually pitched much better than that — 8.8 K/9, 1.8 BB/9, 3.17 xFIP.  Lackey’s been unlucky — say that fast 117 times! — and I could see owning him.

Shane Victorino – 4-for-4, 2 RBIs.  First multi-hit game since he returned from the DL and it could be the start of something.  Haven’t loved him since he started rehabbing, but I’ll love anyone if they’re hitting.  I’m a slut!

Will Middlebrooks – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Don’t you want to call him Will Meredithbrooks?  No?  Okay, that’s on me then.

Kevin Kouzmanoff – Needs back surgery on a herniated disk.  They should abbreviate that HD, like compact disk is CD.  I just fixed you, Queen’s English.  Ta!

Martin Perez – 4 2/3 IP, 8 ER.  Fangraphs Database decided to dump a whole bottle of Liquid Paper on his stats all at once.  “We don’t carry off-white Liquid Paper.  We want the world to know we’ve corrected a mistake!”

Leonys Martin – 1-for-4 and his 8th steal.  I haven’t had a chance to talk much about Leonys so far this year because he hasn’t had (m)any big games.  He’s hitting .307 and on pace for 40 steals.  What, you don’t like wonderful?

A.J. Griffin – Will undergo Tommy John surgery because he succumbed to peer pressure.

Yoenis Cespedes – 1-for-1, 3 runs.  Well, of course he had so many runs; he’s got a hundred legs.

Josh Reddick – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st steal.  Where on earth did this young brother’s power go?  Reddick as a slap hitter is far from interesting, and sounds downright unseemly.

Derek Norris – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and hitting .365 on the year.  Has been outhitting his platoon-mate, John Jaso Jingleheimer Schmidt, by a country mile, but the A’s would platoon Ted Williams if he couldn’t hit a lefty for three games in a row.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, but was actually outpitched by Jose Quintana (6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks).  And you thought I couldn’t find a way to take a Quality Start by Verlander and make it negative — ha!

Chris Sale – Robin Ventura said there’s a “slim at best” chance he rejoins the rotation this weekend.  I’ll say his chances of staying healthy the rest of the year are slim to anorexic.

Cole Hamels – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  I didn’t like Hamels coming into the year, but, on the fo’really, did the entire league get hit hard last night?  Did MLB test all hitters for steroids on April 28th, so they knew it was safe to shoot up yesterday?  Did Mark McGwire have a birthday and make a wish?  I got questions, y’all!

Jon Niese – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Oh, I see, not every pitcher got hit hard.  It was opposite day in the majors.  I keed.  (Kinda.)  Niese does have a 2.20 ERA thus far and it’s not a complete product of luck.  He doesn’t get many Ks, and as the Stream-o-Nator would tell you, don’t go near his next start.

Daniel Murphy – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 6th steal.  After I saw Hamels got hit hard by the Mets, I looked at the box score and tried to piece together where the RBIs were.  I still don’t know.

Josh Willingham – Cut his hitting session short due to soreness in his wrist.   He said he couldn’t tag a ball right now with spray paint and Banksy.

Doug Fister – Aiming to return to the rotation on May 7th.  Washington hasn’t gone as far to say that will be National Fister Day, which is prolly for the best.

Jayson Werth – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  If you put Werth in your UTIL spot and Bryce Harper in your first DL slot and look at your team real quick, it looks like Harper did something.

George Springer – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs.  Here’s a quick trick — sorry, allusion — everyone is crazy for Gregory Polanco right now.  They were that crazy for Springer about ten days ago.

Chris Carter – 0-for-4, hitting .160.  Bring up Jon Singleton already!  Carter doesn’t even work a count.  It’s like he’s in a rush to strikeout.  I will call him Hurry-K’d Carter.

Lyle Overbay – 2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .308.  I am not proud at all to be saying this, but I grabbed Overbay in an NL-Only league.  At least he’s healthy, not something that can be said about most of the Brewers team.

Jhonny Peralta – 2-for-5, hitting over .300 in the last week with two homers.  Hhot schhmotato.

Jaime Garcia – Will start rehab assignment on Sunday.  You think when he goes up to a hostess and says his name the hostess says back, “Hi, you?”

  1. TheShakeSteakBakerRapist says:
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    I’ve lost Harper, Sanchez, Cobb and Sale to injury..

    Need a starter for a bit in a 9 team roto 5×5.

    Any of the following worth rostering?

    Salazar
    Hudson
    Harang
    McHugh
    Sabathia
    Masterson

    They’re the only available options i can see as useful..

    Is Springer droppable for any of these? (picked up hoping for upside but can’t see it coming..)

  2. Heather L says:
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    Hey grey!

    Is Matt Harrison worth picking up in 12 team head to head?

  3. Goldschimting says:
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    Now that we have Mr. Santana back hitting, you okay dropping Pinto for Taijuan Walker? or should I wait and see how Santana finishes out the week.

  4. C.O.C says:
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    Without checking the Razzball glossary, is there a term for my fantasy day consisting of the starts by Wood, Perez, and Hamels all on my same team? Holy hot garbage, 21 ER between the three…

    • Big League Wood says:
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      @C.O.C:

      was Santos your closer ????

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Big League Wood: LOOOL! Probably not his but mine.

        I had the pleasure with Wood and Santos. I think the pitching cathegory is already lost for this week.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @C.O.C: Hamels and Perez were on mine last night…Im sure Steve the harbinger of bad luck had most of those guys going too.

      • JFK says:
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        @Swfcdan: Had Hamels, Kluber, Perez AND Santos blow up on me yesterday…at least I won’t have to hold my breath for Salazar’s next start, since I’m already done in ERA and WHIP :P
        Sonofashouldabenched!

  5. Ray says:
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    Must. Dump. Miller.

    Escobar, Peralta, Aybar or leave the spot open in silent protest?

    • @Ray: Which Escobar? I’d take Alcides Escobar over the other two but Aybar over Yunel Escobar.

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Ray: Escobar if you need bags, Aybar if you need AVG. and Peralta if you need semi decent power.

  6. Smalls Killer says:
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    You on or off the Rutledge bandwagon? I grabbed him to cover for Kipnis…. Good enough or there should be better?

    Also, you staying away from Chavez @ Texas tonight. (SON not a fan) I’m not going near Archer in Boston but with him I was on the fence…12t with K/BB

    Thanks for your time Grey. (Machado time!)

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Smalls Killer: Rutledge is basically a pinch hitter right now, so you can probably do better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Smalls Killer: Rutledge isn’t playing every day…. I wouldn’t go near Chavez

  7. Bone Face n Harmony says:
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    In a pinch right now with my starting pitching, drop Broxton n snag Stroman in hopes he gets the call? Looks like he’s only got another week in em anyways. (already dropped Liriano for Bauer) 12T H2H redraft

    • Bug i's says:
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      @Bone Face n Harmony: Moves like dropping Liriano for Bauer might explain why you’re in a pinch

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Bug i’s: Exactly my thoughts

    • fausto says:
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      @Bone Face n Harmony: what a difference a yr makes…last yr I snagged jo-fer, segura, liriano all off waivers. Now liri is being dropped, and braun does his best randall simon impersonation on segura.

    • Bone Face n Harmony says:
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      @Bone Face n Harmony: Fair enough guys, I guess from an objective point of view it seems like some rook move, so let me clarify. I’m also sitting on Homer Bailey who’s somehow been even worse, waiting for Minor to come back because my DL spots are overloaded between him, Cobb and Mesoraco, and I typically don’t have many closers but snagged both Broxton and Smith off the wire and Cishek/Hunter late in the draft. Ive also got struggling bats in the form of Marte, Myers, Brown that I preferred to keep, along with now hurt Kipnis, and hope for a turn around. Trades have gone no where so far. Needed a spark I guess.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Bone Face n Harmony: Exhibit B, you’re using a DL spot for Mesoraco when you could have Cobb there and free up a roster spot?

      • Aero says:
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        @Bone Face n Harmony: Yeah, tough luck there with all those injuries. But I agree with Cram. Unless a 2C league, you’re better off dropping Mesoraco for another spot to pick somebody up.

        • Bone Face n Harmony says:
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          @Aero: Thats definitely fair, I guess I became enamored by his hot start. Law school finals must be messing with my brain haha. Sooo anyone actually wanna weigh in on the question of dropping Broxton for Stroman? (Last side note: if Kipnis hits the DL i can scoop Liriano back up because he he’s on waivers until tomorrow and I’d be schocked if someone laid a claim on him)

          • @Bone Face n Harmony: You’ll drop Mesorocco for Stroman, right? You might still get 4 or 5 or 6 saves from Broxton.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Enrique: i’d be even more surprised than you that there aren’t at least 3 waiver claims in liriano already. also, please don’t become a judge later, my mind’s boggled enough without thinking a liriano dropping lawyer upped his authority over others by getting judge powers.

  8. C'mon Baez, get hot and get promoted! says:
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    Grey, I got an interesting trade offer last night, what do you think.

    I give:
    Bautista
    Rizzo (currently riding the pine as I have Votto and Jose Abreau)
    Nolan Arenado (starting Donaldson, Arenado usually sits)
    Addison Reed (I have 7 closers right now)
    J. Broxton (I would have 5 closers after this trade)

    I get:
    Darvish
    Cespedes (would likely start in leu of Joey Bats)
    Fielder (I could easily sit him unless he gets hot)
    A. Jackson (could platoon with Cespedes)
    J. Villar (would be a bench bat backing up Elvis)

    I am trying to trade some closers, a 1B and possible Arenado to upgrade my SP (it’s pretty light). I know this would be a HUGE trade, but I don’t need the closers, Rizzo or Arenado (bench bats).

    What do you think? Cespedes/Jackson would clearly be a downgrade to Joey Bats, and I could hold Fielder for future trade bait…. But Darvish, yummy!

  9. Druss says:
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    Hahaha loved the Cain and Able bit.
    I have picked up Stroman , Bauer and dropped Simon n Tyson Ross. Will I rewarded for this Grey?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Druss: Shoulda kept Ross.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Druss: Thanks! We’ll see…

  10. Oil Can says:
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    Have Bauer in a ML slot. Who would you drop to add Bauer?

    Buchholz, Shelby Miler, Danny Salazar, Paxton, Tajaun Walker or none of the above?

  11. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Any chance Motte gets the closing role back? How about Hector Rondon? If so, drop Hurry-K’d for them?

    • BTD says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: I think Rondon has a better shot at CL than Motte. And yes, drop Carter.

  12. fausto says:
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    The peer pressure t.j. line for griffin was gold haha. Couldn’t agree more on simon, even if simon says simon has a 3 start week.

    Still waiting to pull trigger on my edwin for his craig/kemp…he just had to hit that hr to make me doubt it..a little
    should I be shopping morneau before he comes back to earth? Also have hosmer to shop for mi/p. If I make that edwin deal id be left with rizzo/alvarez/middlebrooks/craig at 1b,3b, ci though id prob have craig in my of/util. With gomez, Ajax, brantley, marte(have polanco stashed). Good read, my apologies for the rant of a post.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fausto: Thanks! Depends what you can get for Morneau

      • fausto says:
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        @Grey: I was offered dozier/fatt addams for morneau/and santos. That was before he posted that 81.00 era yesterday… don’t really need a ci and I have phillips at 2b.($7bucks)…I do like doziers pop and speed. Over phillips rbi or r.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pass

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @fausto: Besides the fact that Morneau is an injury risk, i am not sure if he “comes back to earth” the way you probably think he would. People forget the guy has been a gifted hitter for years and is currently playing under wonderful circumstances at coors. If he stays healthy, he will keep it up. As said, the only issue that would make me think about getting the most for him before its too late, is the health issue.

      • fausto says:
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        @Moscowitz: yeah its hard to sit him over rizzo when he’s @ coors… even though Im a big rizzo fan, cubs dont score enough. Im looking at dozier as a bn bat for phillips/bogaerts…morneau would get me dozier but being they were both undrafted i would consider it somewhat fair..i like doziers 20/20 shot. Thanks for the input Moscow.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @fausto: @goodfold2: he hasn’t been a “gifted hitter” for a few years now. Grey quoted the many hundreds of at bats over which this is true.

  13. Wilson says:
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    I have Rosario & C. Santana, and Santana looks getting better now.
    One team would trade for Rosario, so am thinking to leave Santana for my C spot.

    (1) Supposed Rosario and C. Santana are close ROS, right?
    (2) And, Trade Rosario for Fransworth or Roberson?

    Thoughts appreciated.

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Wilson: if that means Dave Robertson then he is a million times better than farnsworth for what that is worth.

      • Wilson says:
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        Thanks, seems Robertson is better if I can trade for him.

        And, just wondering Rosario or C. Santana in ROS? Thoughts appreciated.

        • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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          @Wilson: I would trade whichever one brings a better return honestly. Maybe to see how Rosario comes back from his current hand injury.

  14. Jed Gyorko or Todd Frazier for the rest of the year? Frazier is my starter and would have to drop him, no room on the bench.

    • My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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      @Buhner: Frazier. It’s been asked many times.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @My Minor Likes Female Pujols: i’m not sure if the ROS answer is unqualififed Frazier. certainly the near future answer has been.

  15. Scooter G says:
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    10 team 5×5 categories league with OBP

    Should I accept either, both, or neither of these trades?

    1. I give Marte and S Gray
    I get J Bruce or Choo

    2. I give Myers and Liriano
    I get A Rios

  16. Wilson says:
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    5×5 with OBP, keeper league,

    With Harper’s injury, his value looks down soon.
    One team is interested in Harper, I would propose Votto + Harper for Goldy.

    I love Goldy a lot, is it fair or hold? Thoughts appreciated.

    • steve says:
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      @Wilson: I wouldn’t do that in a keeper league

    • steve says:
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      @steve: @Wilson:

      Meaning…you are giving up too much

      Goldy is awesome but you are treating Harper much like a filler in that deal since Votto isn’t a chump

      • Wilson says:
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        @steve: Thanks for your word.

        If Abreu + Harper for Goldy?
        (And, wondering … is Abreu worthy to be kept?)

        • Hoog says:
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          @Wilson: nope. 10 homers in a month is definitely not keeper material…

    • cubsin2020 says:
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      @Wilson: Hold. The guy has legitimate questions and wants help. No need to beat him up.

  17. Swfcdan says:
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    Damning hell, Kipnis down now. This has been an injury trainwreck so far this year.

    Sem(i)en or Peralta to replace him? Incan bump Rendon up into my 2B slot.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Pineda too, THIS IS FUCKING RIDICULOUS

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Swfcdan: Well at least Gyorko is back to take his spot.. yay

      • steve says:
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        @Swfcdan: How does Pineda get hurt while he is suspended? Keeping loose and gets injured?

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: No answers Phenom? You seem to be answering nearly everyone on here. How about if I say pretty please.

  18. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Sergio Santos. 0.1 IP: 2H, 1BB, 1K, 3ER.

    • Bombo Rivera says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom: Yeah, he went nicely with my Martin Perez.

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Bombo Rivera: Ouch. Last week it was Freiri who killed me this week Santos

  19. Matt says:
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    What in the world is going on with Kluber?! Last year he had an almost Cliff Lee-like K/BB rate, and I scooped him up in my auction league for $2 this year thinking I had myself a huge steal…does Kluber rebound?!

    • John E. Depth says:
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      @Matt:
      He pitched vs the angels yesterday who might be the best offensive team in league right now. He will be better vs crappy hitting teams. But there in lies the problem… Every one in that division,sans the Royals, is hitting right now.

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    Which is better: Santos or an empty roster spot?

  21. E says:
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    Aoki or Gardner ROS? Or am I just shuffling the ol deck chairs on the titanic?

  22. alcohol abuser says:
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    Good stuff as usual, Grey!

    Question…in a 12 team dynasty, would you trade Machado and A.Gordon for Harper?

    A week ago the Harper owner said he would never trade Harper and now he is offering me Harper for my Machado and A.Gordon. This is probably my only chance to ever obtain Harper.

    Thanks!

    • @alcohol abuser: I think I stay away from Harper to you see what he is like once back on the field..

      Still hard to believe that a guy that always over hustles was benched for NOT hustling..funniest thing ever!

    • alcohol abuser says:
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      @alcohol abuser: Thanks, Malicious!

      Grey, what do you think about the deal?

      • paddyman says:
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        @alcohol abuser: In a dynasty, I’m taking the best player every time. Harper is only 22.Got to take the long view. Plus Machado is just overcoming knee surgery and Gordon is meh.

        • paddyman says:
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          @paddyman: Correction: Harper is only 21

  23. Loopid says:
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    Keep trotting Ian Desmond out there every day? He has been a Die-saster so far (negative for K’s, points league)

    • Jason says:
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      @Loopid: Desmond averages around 140 K’s a year, you can’t be upset at drafting in a points league that penalizes K’s.

      • Jason says:
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        @Jason: drafting *him

        • Ten Cent Millionaire says:
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          @Jason: Agreed — but he scored surprisingly well last year. 140 last year isn’t really that bad.

  24. Swfcdan says:
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    George Springer – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs. Here’s a quick trick — sorry, allusion — everyone is crazy for Gregory Polanco right now. They were that crazy for Springer about ten days ago.

    Yep we all love our rookie nookie unknowns.

  25. Swfcdan says:
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    No 24 reference though man, with both about to resume soon (Bauer and Bauer)? Thought it was an obvious one.

    • 2000 Brain Cells ago says:
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      @Swfcdan: Isn’t the reference right there in the title of the whole post?

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @2000 Brain Cells ago: Ah yeah tile has, gotcha. Was expecting something in the blurb.

  26. Klube’rs career era and whip in 41 starts is: 4.263 and 1.3482..even his minors numbers were not that great, bottom line at 28 years old, this guy is just and always will be a middle of the road kind of SP..

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: FYI, Kluber was a rookie last year, he’s a late bloomer, like my feminine petunia.

  27. stynyr says:
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    I have Utley at 2B.

    Dozier, Gyorko, Hill, Bonifacio are all available.

    Hold onto Utley or pick up one of these d00ts?

    Also, Carlos Santana is a FA. Should I be grabbing and stashing or should he not be touched?

    • @JeF With 1 F: @stynyr: Cartana has hit 3 run bombs in back to back games, pick him up…NOW…I would hold with Utley, maybe Jerko, your call..

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @stynyr: I wouldn’t drop Utley until his first catastrophic injury.

      • Aero says:
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        @DonSlaughtOnslaught: Ha, yup. I’m waiting for that shoe to drop, too.

  28. EK says:
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    Man it never gets old w S Perez.

    Edwin just hit the wire in my 9team roto.
    Worth a top claim? Currently have Prince at 1B and Sori at DH so he’d be a match play / backup.

    • EK says:
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      @EK: no UTIL spot

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @EK: Worth it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Yes, grab him

  29. papasmurf says:
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    That Martin Perez game really stung cuz the lousy TEX pen allowed all 3 inherited runners to score.

    I had him on the bench all along cuz I didn’t like the Kazmir/OAK and the fact that he was facing the same team for the second time in 5 days.

    But then last minute I thought fuck it the last two games I didn’t like the matchup and was dead wrong (missed out on 18 shutout innings) so I put him in the lineup literally 3 minute before lineup lock…

    FML I am terrible at this game.

    • The Strolg says:
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      @papasmurf: Son Of An Unbench!

      • @The Strolg: Papa get a grip, it happens to all of us, I have played this game since 1993 and have made plenty of moves like you did.

        I have also made, many many more that went in my favor.

        Keep playing and you will get better.

  30. Nice to see Segura pinch hit last night. Dude is tough, he wants to play, remember last year he refused to take days off even when he was wearing down in the 2nd half..

    I am playing DL rollacoaster in both my leagues:
    Roto league, get Kershaw and Minor back and DL Annabell and Pineda. Trade for Beltre, DL Harper. AND then Kipnis is now prolly headed to DL, luckily I have Dee Gordon 2B/SS.

    H2H league get Fister back DL Pineda..

    What a wild April and we still have one day to go!!

  31. EJ says:
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    14 team ROTO
    I need a 1st baseman and have an abundance of OF. He declined Cruz for Abreu. Would Beltran for Abreu be too much to give up? If so, what othe 1Bs would be good for Cruz?

    Thanks

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @EJ: I’d do Beltran for Abreu in a heartbeat. The dude is a beast and in his prime unlike the still good but not great anymore Beltran.

      I got him in one of my offseason prospect drafts and am loving him, wish I got him in more of my leagues.

  32. Carlos says:
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    Yahoo 10 team h2h, standard. Currently in second place. I am light on speed and average. Would you drop Springer for Aoki? Or continue to hold down the fort?

    Thanks.

  33. Jay says:
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    Harang and Beckett for Bailey?

    • serch says:
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      @Jay: nope

      • serch says:
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        @serch: assuming you have Bailey, would hold

        • @serch: Yes when I said Yup, I meant trade the 2 for Baily if that is your question. None of those 3 will keep pitching like they are now. Bailey is the best of the 3 and only one likely to stay healthy and not get busted for peds..looking at you Bartolo Harang ..

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Malicious Phenom:orangutangs don’t need steriods, those things are crazy strong. If he hears you say things like that he’ll probably go into a rage and rip yr damn dirty ape arms off.

  34. Jon says:
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    Time to jump off the maddening Kluber roller-coaster ride? When Minor is activated I will have to dump one of Kluber, W. Peralta or Mejia. Gotta be Kluber, right?

  35. Buffalo Runner says:
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    The Mark Teixeria zinger made my day

  36. Dirtdogs says:
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    Springer/Bourn/Hart/Crisp/Sizemore….Pick two I should DROP?

  37. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    Great write-up as always. Some people need coffee in the mornings. I just need a shot of Razzball.

    After a month of injuries and trades, this is my squad:
    C- Zunino
    1b- Fielder
    2b- Gyorko
    3b- Donaldson
    ss- Andrus
    OF- Bautista, Puig, Kris Davis
    Util- Pagan, Aoki
    BN- Polanco
    SP- Fernandez, Tanaka, Gray, Ventura, Eovaldi, Porcello, Smyly
    RP- Perkins, Hawkins, Broxton, J.Smith
    DL- Cobb

    Where should I look to improve?

  38. Boston Fans Are Stoopid says:
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    Lily Tomlin’s oversized chair gave me nightmares as a kid. True story.

    Here’s to hoping that the Indians don’t give me similar nightmares. I’ve snatched up Bauer across the board. He could be a true difference maker in H2H and Roto leagues.

    Great read as always, Grey.

  39. nick says:
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    Was offered sonny gray and brandon Phillips for zobrist and haren. We start 3 MI and others are alcides segura and bone face. Pull the trigger?

  40. Big League Choo says:
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    Hurry K’d Carter and Hi me/Hi You hilarious…What do you see Jose Abreu’s line look like end of Season, I know you said top 25 players the other day…

    which side? Goldy/Holliday/Bailey or Abreu/Cutch/E Santana

    • cubsin2020 says:
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      @Big League Choo: looks fair. I like the Cutch side.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @cubsin2020: the amount Cutch is greater than holliday is larger than the amount bailey is than santana (esp right now), so most def Cutch side.

  41. George Connors says:
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    Grey,

    Love your work-1st read every day! I m in a 5×5 hth 3 yr keeper league Need to trade Verlander
    Offer is I give verlander/Russell martin/Sergio santos and get Mauer and J Zimmerman…thoughts?

    • @George Connors: why do you NEED to trade Verlander? You know he is a slow starter right?

      With that said Zim and Mauer is better then what you are offering..

      • George Connors says:
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        Hi Thanks for the answer-its a 3 yr keeper league-meaning you have to trade a player by the end of his 3rd yr……Verlander is at that point for me and I m trying to get value back-thanks again!
        @Malicious Phenom:

  42. Jason says:
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    My Sale and Segura for his Puig/Wacha. I have Bogaerts and Baez still for SS. Offer it up?

  43. Matt B says:
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    Hello, which 2 should I NOT own as backups (deep bench) in a 12 team weekly h2h 5×5 (OBP instead of avg): 1B Smoak, 3B Middlebrooks, 2B Espinosa, 2B/3B Rendon, OF Maybin

    thanks

  44. Just my expert take here boys and the 4 girl readers:

    I do not see the big rush, unless you are desperate and have a garbage pitcher or bat to cut, to acquire Stroman, not that great to begin with, and Bauer, who has showed great stuff once or once before.

    No guarantee on either of these guys..for an example see Springer, George.

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Welp, it’s a little thing called upside. And we’ve only seen 50 ABs from Springer! Folks are so reactionary it’s cray-cray. So, he’s an uber bust now after 50 ABs? Small sample size. As a point of reference in 2012 when Mike Trout was called up he batted .242 in his first 33 ABs w/1 HR and 2 RBIs. Not saying Springer is Trout2.0 but man, give the kid a chance.

    • Big League Choo says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: @Malicious Phenom: Stroman throws mid 90s gas easily with a plus cutter and slider low 90s/high80s respectively and decent change….Bauer has terrific stuff, if he could ever bring his BB/9 in the mid 3s….in 12 team or deeper leagues youre not going to find a guy with that kind of potential on the wire. I’ve never been on the springer train, he’s worth the flier, but he has grandy man potential, whereas Polanco looks like Cutch 2.0.

    • @Malicious Phenom: all i used was Springer as an example to temper expectations, Hey I have Bauer and I hope he is lights out the rest of the way…cheers

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: So, basically sounds like you answered your own question.

        Q: What’s the big rush to add these guys?
        A: I hope he is lights out the rest of the way

        • J-FOH says:
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          @MattTruss223: Matty T laying it down…..Bah Bam!

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Malicious Phenom:

      ” Just my expert take …”

      those whom i consider experts are reticent
      to adopt that tag .

      • Pope says:
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        @costaricanchata: Had to look up reticent…
        Then I agreed with you

  45. Wboggs says:
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    Would u drop simon or Chavez for Bauer? I was planning on dropping Eric young for Hutchinson for tomorrow also. Thoughts? Thanks in advance Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wboggs: Simon…I’d hold Young, but don’t know anything about your team or league

  46. stinky_llama says:
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    getting raped on tape by the injury bug this season so far (latos/fister/chapman/ramos/moore/harper/now kipnis??!?!?) can even throw in segura despite ducking the DL. and its a messy show.

    1. need replacement for kipnis, jedd the gyork recently dropped or prado or kendrick on wire too…. leaning jedd to finally break out?

    2. might have to chop out one of joe smith/hawkins as well with chapman back from DL (have rosenthal/chapman/k-rod/smith/hawkins rostered currently, leaning keeping smith for the better overall potential? we know what hawkins is (an old man with a noode dick arm not fooling anyone)

    • @stinky_llama: get jerko and drop hawkins…But I didn’t need to tell you this, you already knew..lol..best of luck

      • stinky_llama says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: haha cheers… trying to package for j.upton whos being floated on the block, he wants SP.. gio & rosenthal sound doable?

  47. DATdudeBP says:
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    4 trades on the table right now, i’m the one giving up the single player and getting 3 in return. Are any of these good trades? I need saves and depth

    Goldy for Tex, Alverez, and Jansen

    Bumgarner for Matt Adams, tommy hunter and Porcello

    Greinke for Yelich, Sergio Romo and Zach Wheeler

    Greinke for lucroy romo and Wheeler

    Any thoughts?

      • DATdudeBP says:
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        @Malicious Phenom:

        You don’t understand, I NEED saves, I’m in last with 4 on the year (roto) with the 11th place person with 10. People know I need saves so they send me garbage trades like this, but I have to make a move sooner or later

        • @DATdudeBP: PUNT saves, I hate closers and saves. That is why I love H2H over roto. I never carry and RP/CL in my H2H league..

          I would try and get Romo, if you do not want to punt saves, but try offering less than your stud SP’s or goldy for him.

          Do not overpay for a closer. if you have a crummy bench player you can cut and Feiri is available, get him, he will win the job back..cheers

    • cubsin2020 says:
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      @DATdudeBP: Either Romo Wheeler deal.

  48. Tulofrisky says:
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    Was offered Machado and Zobrist for Miggy in a head to head points league… didn’t like that but was thinking about asking for Gio instead of Zobrist cause I need pitching… any thoughts?

    Once again great article, your daily write ups are my daily morning paper!

  49. 740 says:
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    Grey, start Eovaldi or risky?

    Thanks

    • @740: I am starting Evoaldi for what that is worth..I think he will do fine, or I would not be starting him..LOL

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Yeah – I think this is a no-brainer start. Eovaldi has been NICE. He’s at home and he is facing the Atlanta Whiff Machine. Sure, he could get hammered. Anyone can against the ATL. But anyone can also throw a 10 K shutout against them too. Worth the risk.

        If you have a pitcher on your fantasy team that you WOULDN’T dare start against Atlanta then you probably shouldn’t own that pitcher to begin with.

        • Moronymous Lohse says:
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          @740: For what it’s worth I own him and I am throwing him so if he gets beat up tonight we suffer together.

        • Paul C. says:
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          @740: Not a no-brainer start. Just faced Atlanta a week ago. Generally difficult to dominate a team twice in a week. See Perez and Wood for recent examples.

          • Moronymous Lohse says:
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            @Paul C.:

            So yeah…a no-f*ckin’ brainer.

  50. High fhf says:
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    Who should I drop to pick up Bauer?
    Viciedo, Plouffe, Springer, Middlebrooks, Buchholz, Simon?
    I like all of them

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @High fhf: Buchholz, but I’d look at matchups

  51. G-OZ says:
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    Is it worth hanging onto Pineda (my DL slots are filled by Harper & Kershaw) or should I drop him and pick up McHugh, Skaggs, Ross, Hutchinson, or Bauer.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: I dropped him in a 12 T with no DL spot. He’s injury prone and got no time for that pine tar nonsense if he needs it to pitch.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @G-OZ:

      you could drop pineda ,
      and , if all of those others are available ,
      prolly stream a dozen starts before he returns .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G-OZ: Drop for Skaggs, or look at SON

  52. bri says:
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    man that sneaky Angel Pagan got me too. sonofaditch!

    • Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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      @bri: He’s always been good. Biggest problem is injuries- can never get in a full season. As a Pagan owner, I’m trying to sell high. He has the knee thing going on too, not sure if his value will get much better. But who knows, maybe this is the season he puts it all together.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bri: I know, right?

  53. clintock says:
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    looking for a quick fix RP for saves in a 10 team ESPN roto scoring league. First time in this format. Drafted well but didnt read into the details for my pitching….derrrrr!!! Did pickup Jim Johnson from the waiver..any ideas???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @clintock: No idea what you’re asking

    • Carl Weathers says:
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      @clintock:

      Stash Janssen?

  54. Swfcdan says:
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    FAAB league, how much would you bid on Bauer? 16 team league, and really could use more pitching.

  55. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Hurry K’d Carter!!!! HAHAHAHA – Are you effin’ kidding me? GENIUS!!

  56. LT says:
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    What up Grey,
    12 team keeper with unlimited keepers based on round drafted. Better player long term: Teheran (21st rd) or Yelich (23rd rd). Start 4 OF and I already have Choo 5th rd, Bautista 2nd rd, Coco 17th, Moss 21st, and Polanco waiting 22nd rd. I could use the pitching but if Yelich is just gonna out ceiling Teheran I will look elsewhere. Also do I trade Choo and Chavez for Grienke? Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LT: Teheran…. I’d want Choo

  57. Sparky8 says:
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    16 Team H2H with Holds and Saves
    Need to free up a streaming spot
    Who gets dropped?
    (Note: I currently don’t have a closer)

    C. Jannsen
    J. Crain
    N. Jones
    P. Strop

    Rest of Bullpen =
    J. Peralta
    Farquhar
    Ogando
    Walden

    Thanks man!

  58. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Chavez, hammel, Vargas or Beckett ROS?
    All four make dong soft

  59. ChiliDavisConCarne says:
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    Need to pick up an outfielder after a trade…10 tm 5×5 h2h with ops instead of avg.
    Brantley, Ozuna, Hart, Yelich… any of those standout for ROS or go with hot hand/ hittertron for now?

  60. Picard56 says:
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    Should I trade Fielder for an injured Chris Davis and Josh Hamilton? Fielder’s increasing ground ball rate is starting to scare me like the boogey man hiding under my bed…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Picard56: Sounds like a decent gamble

  61. Corey says:
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    Michael Pineda taking up a roster spot since the Yanks can’t DL him. Do I drop him to snap up Trevor Bauer?

  62. Bumbo says:
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    Hey Grey and company. I need to drop someone to make room for Victorino coming off the DL in my 10 team 6×6 keeper league. Since it’s keepers I weight the younger guys a bit higher… Not sure how long Santos or Joe Smith will keep getting Saves, but maybe my league is shallow enough to let go of Springer? Hate to do it in a keeper league, though.

    Thanks Razzballers!

    C Wilin Rosario
    1B Albert Pujols
    2B Aaron Hill
    3B Pedro Álvarez
    SS Starlin Castro
    OF Álex Ríos
    OF Adam Jones
    OF Ryan Braun
    Util Prince Fielder
    BN Nolan Arenado
    BN George Springer
    BN Ryan Braun
    BN Pablo Sandoval

    SP Jeff Samardzija
    SP C.J. Wilson)Player Note
    RP Kenley Jansen
    RP Trevor Rosenthal
    P Sergio Santos
    P Homer Bailey
    P Joe Smith
    BN Sonny Gray
    BN Ian Kennedy

    DL Shane Victorino
    DL Taijuan Walker

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @Bumbo: dump Panda or Santos

  63. Slumpbusters says:
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    I have Jose Abreu in a 12 man mixed auction/keeper league and being offered a combination of Prince, Strasburg or Verlander. If I were to do it I would take Prince and Strasburg. In doing so I would lose out on keeping Abreu for $21 next year. Thoughts?

  64. Nick M says:
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    Would you trade Lynn and Kluber for Bumgarner?

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @Nick M: if I was the Lynn and Kluber owner, yes.

  65. Jack says:
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    Drop Santos for Johnson, Janssen or Lindstrom?

    Drop A. Escobar for Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Lindstrom….Jhonny, depends on needs

  66. Jimmy says:
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    Want to drop one for MiddleBrooks, only have two hitters on my bench.
    Also, should I drop another one for Kluber?

    (strikeouts count against batters, homers count against pitchers, 80 moves limit @34 moves)

    STARTERS:
    J-Fer
    Tehran
    Wacha
    Drew Hutchinson
    Alfredo Simon
    Martin Perez
    Ryu
    Smyly
    Anibal(DL)
    Latos(DL)

    CLOSERS:
    Hawkins
    K-Rod
    Joe Smith

  67. Jimmy says:
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    Want to drop one for MiddleBrooks, only have two hitters on my bench.
    Also, should I drop another one for Kluber?

    (strikeouts count against batters, homers count against pitchers, 80 moves limit @34 moves)

    STARTERS:
    J-Fer
    Tehran
    Wacha
    Drew Hutchinson
    Alfredo Simon
    Martin Perez
    Ryu
    Smyly
    Anibal(DL)
    Latos(DL)

    CLOSERS:
    Hawkins
    K-Rod
    Joe Smith

    • Jimmy says:
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      Hello my name is Jimmy and I’m addicted to roster moves.

  68. Pager24 says:
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    I’m sick of Santos’ Shenanigans! who is a better save spec add Farquhar, Frieri, Brett Cecil, or Brothers?

    Thanks!

  69. malamoney says:
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    Is Frieri done? Any chance of getting the closer’s role back if Smith does not have a meltdown?

    It seems like Jim Johnson might have worked his way back into the role. Can Frieri do the same? I’ve held onto both, but no need to clog up a roster spot.

    Was able to grab Melancon. Here’s to hoping Grilli never returns!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @malamoney: there’s about 200 of us saying that. i traded j.johnson for melancon and other stuff in deep ass dynasty then immediately extended melancon for 2 more years (this was 1 day before season).

  70. malamoney says:
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    How do you feel about giving up Adam Jones and Shelby Miller to get Scherzer and Kemp in a H2H points league?

  71. Fungazi says:
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    The only guy on my staff that I hadn’t gotten around to watching yet. Alex Wood. Or is it Alex Woodn’t? Sorry everyone. Anyways, I can confirm none of my bats were on PEDs last night.

  72. Eric says:
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    10 Team league – shallow bench:

    Hold Pineda or drop for Wheeler, Lackey, or Streamer

    • Aero says:
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      @Eric: I dropped him for a streamer

  73. FISHY says:
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    Fowler or Victorino?

  74. Sammy D says:
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    Would it make sense for me to drop Nick Swisher for Marlon Byrd in a 10-team mixed league. Swisher’s been cold for pretty much the last year and a half. Byrd’s playin’ pretty good baseball, too.

  75. Derrick says:
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    Have Gyroko, but think I might be able to swap Teheran for Pedroia in a 12-team, H2H league.

    Do it?

  76. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    Someone dropped Pedro Alvarez. Not sure why, he does exactly what we’d expect from him. Submit a claim on him and drop either Aoki or Kris Davis? If so, how much of $100 budget since I’m sure a few guys would bid.

  77. Hola Grey:

    14 team, 6×6 ( OPS ) redraft league. Searching for a 5th OF type.

    Nate McLouth or Dustin Ackley ?

    Gracias

      • @Grey: Yup; 2B eligibility helps too… Thanks.

      • @Grey:

        Is Jaime Garcia a “wait and see what happens in rehab” before we add/stash? Guessing yes given the arm history. 14 teamer, 6×6, redraft.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @EL BURRO: I wouldn’t go near him

          • @Grey:

            feels like the right move to NOT go near him. Speculating cause I’m injured as all hell. Thanks for talking me off ledge.

            • Moscowitz says:
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              @EL BURRO:
              In this years fantasy baseball season, Jaime Garcia shouldnt even come to your mind to begin with. Do you play in a 46 team league? lol

  78. Charlie says:
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    Grey,

    In a league that counts obp as well as avg who do you like more at catcher

    Montero or Salty?

  79. Ryan says:
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    Someone in my league just dropped Prado. Should I care? I have Gyorko, Espinosa and Moustakas at 2B/3B (with Zimmerman on the DL).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Over Moose

  80. goodfold2 says:
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    nice that pineda’s hurt, i’ll have room for fister here shortly, without having to throw anyone away.
    1. oberholtzer vs WAS or
    collmenter vs COL
    today? SON likes Collmenter better but COL has actually hit the last 2 ARI starters pretty well last 2 days (i had bolsinger yesterday).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @goodfold2: Collmenter, neither are good

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: yeah, it’s 16 teamer with mejia being benched this week and anabell out, need K’s and possible wins,plus opp’s era is worse and i already used bolsinger yesterday.

  81. Greg says:
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    I would just like to point out that I visited a fantasy twitter feed which listed the closer for the Brewers as “MIL F. Rodrguez.” He’s handsome and all, but I prefer my milfs to be ladies.

  82. I’m interested in making a play for Zobrist. I could use another OF and would also like to have a back-up SS on my roster when Tulo eventually gets hurt. I’m gonna offer a SP for him. What caliber of SP do you think is fair for Zobrist? I have Ryu, Cole, Chavez, Teheren, Bauer, Liriano, Bailey, Wheeler, Cobb, and Paxton.

  83. Shitty Bill Butler says:
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    10 team 5×5:
    Add Jason Hammel or Trevor Bauer for Martin Perez?

  84. Big W says:
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    SON not liking archer at boston… What do you think? We starting him or benching him?

  85. Tracy says:
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    I was off to a good start [thanks to Razzball] until the injury bug attacked [Davis, Braun, Segura, and now Kipnis], so I need to drop up to 3 pitchers from the following: Lester, Lackey, Chavez, Colon, Collmeter, Niese, Gee and McHugh. I also have Scherzer, Zimmerman, and one of the drops will be for Iwakuma. Thanks in advance.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Tracy: Niese, Collmenter, Colon

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @J-FOH: I’d almost go Chavez instead of Niese. I just don’t trust Chavez coming out of nowhere. Niese has at least some pedigree to him. Collmenter and Colon are definite drops.

        Chavez may have some value to your leaguemates, however, so if you think you could maybe package him and another guy for a 2-for-1 upgrade, I’d try that first.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @a href=”#comment-2207429″>Wilsonian: at that tier I look at wins potential and ballpark factors. Chavez gets the edge

          • Tracy says:
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            @J-FOH: thanks

  86. E says:
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    12 teams H2H pts:
    Start Garza @ STL (7.8)?

    • E says:
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      @E: no yadi, no ellis, ok I shall

  87. LouBoot says:
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    Better side: Morneau/Cingrani or Colabello/J Zimmerman ?

    • LouBoot says:
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      @LouBoot:
      Worth it to trade away Morneau & Cingrani to upgrade SP J Zimm ?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @LouBoot: Cingrani side is better

  88. Thom says:
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    Andrus for Gyorko. Which side do you like?

  89. SallyCips says:
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    I traded Pineda yesterday morning for Tommy Hunter before the injury. Dodged a bullet.

    Also, should I offer Panda and Frieri (have Smith, we have holds, but Frieri on my bench) for Eaton and Estrada (to take the place of Pineda)? Panda is making me crazy.

  90. SallyCips says:
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    I traded Pineda yesterday morning for Tommy Hunter before the injury. Dodged a bullet.

    Also, should I offer Panda and Frieri (have Smith, we have holds, but Frieri on my bench) for Eaton and Estrada (to take the place of Pineda)? Panda is making me crazy.

  91. Birdis says:
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    Yahoo H2H 1yr League (10 teams)
    Bat Stats: R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP, SLG
    Bat Roster: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OF, OF, OF, OF, OF, Util

    C: Rosario
    1B: Pujols
    2B: Cano
    3B: Donaldson
    SS: Andrus
    CI: Hosmer
    MI: Kendrick
    OF: Jones
    OF: Puig
    OF: Rios
    OF: Jennings
    OF: Eaton
    UT: Rizzo
    BN: Butler (1B)

    Big City was dropped in my league. Which mooby bench bat do you like more going forward? Adams or Butler? Considering making the swap. I could also drop one of my expendable pitchers (Porcello) to pick him up and decide later.

  92. Mack says:
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    “because it takes him like 2 innings to get out of his oversized chair”

    wow. you’re old.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mack: It was Rudy’s line but I knew it (you did too)

    • gareth says:
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      @Mack: hey I like the Beatles and monty python. Doesn’t mean I was around in the late sixties.

  93. Ron Swanson's Stache says:
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    start Frazier vs Edwin Jackson or David Wright vs Kyle Kendrick?

    1 hitter sits. Leonys Martin vs Jesse Chavez, Dexter Fowler vs Jordan Zimmerman, Dayan Viciedo vs Scherzer, or Hosmer vs Hutchinson?

    Thanks Grey!

  94. Wilsonian says:
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    Depending on Archer’s start tonight, if it goes poorly, is he droppable in a deep roster (27 players) 8 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Judging him on a start vs. Boston?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: no, because he’s been mediocre at best and streamers can get just as good, if not better, numbers than him. And have been on a regular basis. Just wondering if he’s worth it in a shallow league like this with deep-ish rosters.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In an 8 team league, I’d imagine you’re better with streamers…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: that’s kind of what I was thinking. If he kills it tonight, I’ll hang on. If he dumps on my team, I’ll dump him to the FA pool.

            Thanks man. Keep up the good work.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  95. chisoxx22 says:
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    8 team roto 5×5. Im hurting in hrs, and rbi’s whose the better target Gomez or Car gonzalez? Thanks im trying to team up a decent sp and encarnacion for either one in trade

  96. MF Flume says:
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    McCutchen and E5 for Kershaw, Rios, and LaRoche?

  97. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    “Hurry-K’d Carter.”
    (even denzel would chuckle at this)

  98. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey!

    SON hates Hutchison against the Royals today (70 cents! My keyboard doesn’t even have a “cents” key!), but other than a lousy turn against the Yanks he has kind of been nails. Are you running him out there in a 12-team 5×5 mixer?

    How about Tillman against the Pirates? Yesterday you were starting him, any misgivings now that his start has been pushed back a day? I hate Chris Tillman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alcesto: Haha… I wouldn’t start him…. I’d start Tillman

    • Hondo says:
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      @Alcesto: ¢

  99. coco krispie says:
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    Grey, obp keeper league: J. Upton or Fielder?
    Also Rizzo or Fielder?

  100. Eds says:
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    I offered Longoria/Posey for E5/Ellsbury. Counteroffer of Longoria/Posey/Polanco for E5/Ellsbury/Kluber comes back.

    Meh. Thoughts? I have Wieters to plug at C.

    • Eds says:
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      @Eds:
      Just moved Scherzer for Cano as well so post-trade would look like…

      C: Wieters
      1B: Encarnacion
      2B: Cano
      3B: Machado
      SS: Aybar
      CI: Frazier
      MI: Rendon
      OF: Ellsbury, Beltran, Zobrist, B. Hamilton, Hart
      Utl: Butler
      Bench: Crawford, Moustakas
      DL: Harper

      SP: King Felix, Porcello, Sabathia, Hudson, Skaggs, M. Perez, (Streamer)
      RP: Robertson, Uehara
      DL: Fister

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eds: Longo side

  101. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Dear Grey/Anyone:

    Please rank to replace Kipnis: Marcus Semien, Scooter Gennett, Danny Espinosa.

    Slight preference toward SBs but really just need competent fill in.

    Also: GOOD THING I DROPPED DEE GORDON DURING THE CLOSER CAROUSEL IN WEEK ONE BECAUSE HE TOTALLY WOULDN’T COME IN HANDY NOW. BOLD MOVE, BARON. BOLD MOVE.

      • Baron Von Vulturewins

        Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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        @Grey: No love for Semien?

        Maybe I should rephrase that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t mind him… They’re all kinda based on who’s hot and coin flips…

  102. Dkohn says:
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    Hey Grey

    Your rhymes are sublime, with a mustache that’s a dime, if it’s not any trouble I need some of your time!

    1. What should we do with Frieri? (Cut that no talent hack?)
    2. I know you’re a LaRoche supporter, he’s just not sexy enough for me (I love sex!), LaRoche or Cory Hart? Yea I know Cory Hart isn’t sexier either, but he does lend me the opportunity to look smarter than everyone.
    3. I know you’re very bleh on Robbie Ross Jr., but he hasn’t really done anything for me to drop him. Would you have him on one of your teams?
    4. I want to pick up Tyler Thornburg for Feratio (hope I’m using that correct), but isn’t a decent starter so much more valuable than someone like him?
    5. Gun to your head, how long until Singleton? (HOW ARE YOU SO CALM WITH GUNS TO YOUR HEAD?!?!)

    Thanks for doing what you do Grey. Modern day Mother Teresa, you heal all our Fantasy Teams.

  103. John says:
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    Owner dropped Sal Perez, pick him up over J Castro

    • Baron Von Vulturewins

      Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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      @John: Yep.

  104. Chris says:
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    Springer-related question…

    12-team league.5 outfield spots.

    My OFs consist of Ryan Braun, Bryce Harper (DL….), Giancarlo Stanton, Jay Bruce, Corey Dickerson, and George Springer.

    Do I continue to roster and hold Springer, or do I drop him for someone like Jackie Bradley, Jr., Alejandro de Aza, Norichika Aoki, Dexter Fowler?

    Thanks!

    also, thanks for the advice to roster Skaggs! I’ve got him now in both of my leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Hold for now

  105. Eddy says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Dead last in a league in Ks (and K/9) because Sale and Cobb have been gone for a while.

    Thinking of flipping Sale for Teheran and Eovaldi. Yay or nay?

    Worried about Sale’s health.

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy: 12-team roto, if it matters. And K/9 is not a category, but at 200 IP and 170 Ks, it looks like I’m at the bottom.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy: Go for it

  106. Wake Up says:
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    Very funny today! That is all…

  107. wOBA the Hutt says:
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    Strategy question: My NL only team (H2H) has 7 players on the DL. Do I just endure it until they get healthy or drop injured players? It’s so bad that I can’t field a full pitching staff, catcher, and DJ Lemahieu is my UTIL.

    DL Players: Trumbo, Zimmerman, Ramos, Quentin, Mesoraco, Grilli, Minor

    Droppable Pitchers: Lincecum, Wily Peralta

    Thanks!

  108. Wake Up says:
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    Oh, one more thing…just double checking…not trying to rub it in (I am)…

    Rendon and Dozier is a punt but…

    Miller and Gyorko is rock solid?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wake Up: That is not all! Commenters be feisty today…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: ooooohhhhhh….sick burn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Through a month it doesn’t appear so…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: That’s it? I was expecting to hear something like…bitch don’t kill my vibe…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That too

  109. Jon says:
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    Are you starting Jesse Chavez today @ TEX? SON doesn’t like.

  110. John says:
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    One fella needs pitching would you trade Gordon and (archer or eovaldi) for his Pence. Im feeling like Archer may be inconsistent throughout year based on AL east really. That too much?

    • John says:
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      @John: Also have myers, would you trade myers and archer for Pence. Ill try myers stroman first guy loves rookies.

      • John says:
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        @John: FYI got guys like lackey gee mejia I could pick up, to offset loss in archer.

        I could give either archer salazar? or eovaldi?

        • Cram It says:
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          @John: FYI # 4…

          • John says:
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            @Cram It:

            Gordon and arm-archer-salazar-stroman or eovaldi for Pence

            Any or all of these arms you would give or hold not big enough upgrade?

            • Cram It says:
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              @John: I would hold. Pence isn’t that much of an upgrade. Giving up too much.

  111. Cbillips says:
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    Are you starting Chavez at TEX and/or Harang at MIA?

  112. Eddie says:
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    How long do you think until Jon Singleton gets called up? If i’ll be dropping Broxton in a week or so, i’m considering adding him (was actually thinking he MAY be called up for the series starting Thursday) CALL ME CRAZY.

    But really.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddie: I think he’ll be up within a week

  113. AJ says:
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    Was offered Encarnación, Napoli and Neil Walker for Arenado, B. Moss and Sonny Gray.

    Kind of want to make it Arenado Moss and Sale for his Encarnacion, Napoli and an OF (He’s got Victorino, Marte, Bourn, Harper, Polanco)

    What should I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AJ: Take Edwin

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: Rest of my team (pre-trade):

        Hitters- Lucroy, Goldschmidt, Altuve, Arenado, Escobar, Bruce, B. Moss, Bonifacio, Wil Myers, Yeich, Dozier, Segura, Ozuna, Zimmerman

        Pitchers- Vargas, Hutchison, Rodney, Farnsworth, Cueto, Salazar, Peavy, Porcello, Masterson, Gray, Paxton, Sale

        Still do it?

  114. Oppo Taco says:
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    Need to cut one of these guys to being iwakuma off the dl. Who should I drop out of Chavez Tyson Ross, masterson, stroman. Thanks

  115. JohnnyBaseball says:
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    Sonny Gray for Wil Myers?

  116. Joey Belle says:
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    Aybar or Bone-Face?

  117. cgsf says:
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    kipnis replacement… walker or gyorko?

    • LanceB says:
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      @cgsf: Gyroko’s stats in april were terrible last yr but he heated up in may, I’d say the Gyrk

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @LanceB: true, but they most certainly weren’t this bad.

  118. Wboggs says:
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    Which side?

    Fielder, fister, Zimmerman (3b) for abreu and rios?

    Thanks in advance

  119. LanceB says:
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    Great post, Bauer is a freak haha

    1. Gerrit cole or Alex Cobb from here forward? Got offered this trade for cole the other day

    2. I have Wilson, Hutchinson, Harrang, and Archer going tonight. Who would you sit if any in a 5×5 roto? Have ERA and WHiP problems…

    All the best

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LanceB: Thanks! Cole… 2. I’d look at SON

  120. SMLV1 says:
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    Once again I am having a tough call….

    Moss @TEX facing Ross JR. – Hitter-Tron 181
    Rizzo @CIN facing Cingrani – Hitter-Tron 184

  121. Busher says:
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    Unsullied,

    Drop W. Peralta, Gee, J. Chavez, Skaggs or Kluber for Bauer in a 12 team standard Y! roto league?

      • Busher says:
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        @Grey: Ok. But dude it’s hard to drop that 31IP/33K/7BB. Is he similar to Kluber in the ‘lack of any type of tack record’ thing? He doesn’t look built for 180IP, he’s like the starting pitcher form of Sergio Romo.

  122. Swfcdan says:
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    Offer up Melancon for J Smith? Thinking being the Buccos are bad right now and not getting any save ops, and Smith could be the closer all year. Whereas Melancon is likely just closing until Grilli gets back and gets his shizz together.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: I have Frieri too

  123. Joeg414 says:
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    Thoughts on Duffy ? Looks like he’s starting this weekend. I ‘ll be cutting Pineda as I already have Paxton and Holland on my DL spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joeg414: I wouldn’t touch him

    • Joeg414 says:
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      @Joeg414:
      It’s a mixed daily roto league. Or could D. Phelps better? Seems like Duffy has more up-side.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Phelps

  124. sideshow says:
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    I have Latos, Bradley & Bauer so I can use another arm to catch up on innings. Also, I have Miller @ SS but am playing Aybar right now. Was offered…

    Archer
    Profar (qualifies @ SS)
    B Butler

    For

    Bradley
    Miller
    Rizzo

    Thoughts? Question is will Billy bounce back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo side

  125. Chris says:
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    Pick one of the three (related question to my above):

    Alejandro De Aza
    Norichika Aoki
    Corey Dickerson (against RH pitchers)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki

  126. gareth says:
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    Nooo not kipnis! Everyones dropping like flies.

    Place your bets on the next player to hit the dl.

    The way its going so far, mlb will look like the strike replacements of 1994.

    Snitches!!!

    New Official song of the 2014 baseball season: radioactive.

    “This is it, the apocalypse. Woah.
    I’m breaking up, I feel it in my bones,
    Enough to make my system blow,
    Welcome to a new age.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @gareth: I posted a link to that when all the closers were going down, now its hitters! Nice song.

      • gareth says:
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        @Swfcdan: I tip my hat to anyone who can scream/sing a song successfully. I don’t know how their larynx can stand it. I’d have no throat left.

  127. samiam says:
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    Grey, listened to the podcast, real interested in throwing middle relievers into a RP or SP spot on an off day to vulture some Wins, K’s, and hopefully good ratios. love the idea. that being said, what kind of guys do you target? ones with dual SP/RP eligibility, or just throw a RP in on an offday? Jim johnson comes to mind right now as he comes in and will throw 2-3 innings, and sometimes pickup a W.

    also, lester/archer for j. zimmerman
    or lester/archer for anibal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I throw an RP in on days I can afford a spot — all my hitters are playing and I don’t need another bat…. Anibal…

  128. Pull it says:
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    9 team roto 5×5:
    I’m about to accept Giancarlo for Max.
    That leaves me with: FHer, Bum, Verlander, Ervin, Homer and Cobb (DL).
    180 start limit.

    Can anyone talk me out of it?
    My bats are:
    C – Perez
    1B – Fielder
    2B – Rendon
    SS – Aybar
    3B – Alvarez
    OF – Trout
    OF – McCutchen
    OF – Myers
    DH – Soriano
    Bench – Belt
    Bench – Segura
    Bench – Craig
    Bench – Arenado
    DL – Profar

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  129. gareth says:
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    Here’s a quiz for you guys – name the teams that have managed to avoid a major injury to a significant player so far this season.

    Its a list that is getting shorter by the day :-(

    • Cram It says:
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      @gareth: The Gareth Cuddlecats

      • gareth says:
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        @Cram It: the cram sourpusses

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @gareth:

      i’m going with the san diego padres ,
      and am basing my answer upon my interptreation
      of the word “significant” …. mainly ‘cuz ,
      i don’t think they have any players that fit that description .

  130. John says:
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    Harper replacement, Util….
    Butler Seager L Martin Gardner Arenado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  131. Big League Choo says:
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    which side Cutch/Abreu/E Santana Holliday/Goldy/Bailey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  132. gareth says:
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    Probably a question for Rudy – the hitter-tron is awesome, but why does it sometimes get fascinated with bad or struggling players, putting them near the top of the list?

    I get the whole matchup thing, but it had Donnie (wahlberg) Murphy near the top for about 4 straight days. Today Travis snider and (the probably benched) brad miller are high up on hitter-tron’s rankings.

    This isn’t meant as a complaint. I feel the hitter-tron tool works really well, I was just curious about this aspect. How do the crappie players fall through the cracks and reach this high estimation?

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @gareth: Robots don’t care about “hot” and “cold”. Robots care about the end game numbers. If you think hot and cold streak exist, then it’s on you to make that call. Now, hook a Hitter-Tron up with you microwave oven.

      • gareth says:
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        According to hittertron, Travis Snider is rated the 12th best player today, and the 19th best player tomorrow. Hes faces Tillman and Norris in Baltimore.

        Travis Snider.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

    • you mean at the top when you sort by a certain ownership %, right?

      hittertron ignores whether a guy has been struggling. it’s pretty sensitive right now to park factors. you’ll see how rockie hitters at home shoot to the top. i think most of this is warranted but might need some throttling. hoping to review/test over next week or two.

  133. Swfcdan says:
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    Melancon is the Buccos current closer right? Crappy Bucs cant even buy a win right now.

    Think Melon keeps the gig when grilli’s back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grilli should be the closer again

  134. booya says:
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    Would you trade Archer for Craig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  135. Shake N Bacon says:
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    In a 12-team roto keeper league, where we have a 1B and a Util spot (no corner Infielder spot) to play two 1B, I was offered the following:

    Votto
    Pence
    Soriano (closer)

    for
    Harper
    Pinto
    Brothers

    BUT I already have Rizzo and Prince, so I’d have to sit either of those guys to start Votto. Obviously i could trade one of them, but I can’t get crap for Prince in the league (already tried) and don’t want to trade Rizzo in a keeper league. Harper in a keeper league is more valuable (IMO) even though this deal might help me this year if I can trade Prince for something decent.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto side, but it makes no sense for you

  136. razzballfan says:
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    Grey,
    Who would you rather have ROS…beckett or lackey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Toss up…Beckett

  137. theguywholikesfantasybaseball says:
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    Cain and Able. I see what you did there. Clever mustache man.

    In a keeper league (Keep 5, Edwin Encarnacion is my 5th…. but being replaced by the Cuban Frank Thomas…. thanks for making me love him and drafting him in the 10th), do I move Edwin for Donaldson and Alex Wood? Does that do it for you? or Do I need better than Wood?

  138. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Would you have the cojones to start GARZA @ STL today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: That’s not to take anything away from you, Grey. You’re the Dolomite of this fantasy pimpin’ game. And the best fantasy writer out there. Period.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, thanks!

  139. Papajeansegura says:
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    Start Archer today or not worth the risk?@ Boston Me and my opponent both have 0 wins so far this week, but my ERA is a sparkling 0.00 right now down by 40 in Ks so that looks like a crapshoot… I’m really depressed Grey I haven’t won one week yet I’m in last place. My team can’t hit! Harper /Fielder first two picks just seems dumb right now…Bruce not doin much Segura not doing much, Matt Adams can’t remember how to hit for power. Idk what to do. Oh yeah also a proud Homer Bailey owner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit him…

  140. Kid A says:
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    All these thunderstorms keep up and that Colon stream isn’t going to be able to destroy my ratios today.

    Maybe I’ll look to Oberholtzer to get the same effect.

    • Kid A says:
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      @Kid A:

      update: Mutts rained out.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Damn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colon stream just sounds wrong

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: and like the perfect descriptive.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  141. Bob Loblaw says:
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    For 2B/3B/MI/CI, I’m currently using a bunch of BA pits, with Lawrie and Swisher starting pretty much always, and Espinosa, Gyorko, Owings, Dominguez vying for the last two spots. I have Ryan Zimmerman waiting in the wings. Yay.

    I have 6 viable SP’s + Cobb and am running ahead of pace on IP. I feel that Burnett is the shakiest with his hernia and his velocity and zone% down.

    Option 1: trade Burnett for Rendon. Adequate return/improvement over what I have?
    Option 2: dangle Votto as a batting average dump option. in trade Sure it’s only April, but with Heyward in addition to the guys above and a bunch of guys that hit under .200 trying to plug in for injuries, I’d need to pick up 25 points in BA just to pick up two points in that category.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Rendon 2. Hold

  142. Schizer says:
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    Any interest in Robbie Ray?

  143. Chauncy B says:
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    Starting Chavez @ TEX or Harang @ MIA today?
    Would you trade EE and receive Adam Jones?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harang…I’d take Jones

  144. razzballfan says:
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    ROS…beckett or Niese?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckett

  145. razzballfan says:
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    Grey,
    Soooo is that really your pic on your profile?
    And do you really have a hairy caterpillar on your upper lip?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you hitting on me?

  146. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Sorry to sound like a broken record but …..would you have the cojones to start GARZA @ STL today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should ask earlier

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        i did. thats why i said “sorry to sound like a broken record”. but thats ok. I sat him. made my cojones shrink at the prospect of starting him in STL without BRAUN, RAMIREZ and SEGURA.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, sorry, must’ve missed it earlier… I would’ve said start him…

          • JJ says:
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            @Grey:
            apparently your cojones are much bigger than mine.

            • JJ says:
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              @JJ:
              although i feel prettay prettay good about mine so far

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, Cards are hitting him hard

  147. Def Clippard says:
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    Grilli on DL, more worth the pick up, Tony Watson or Hector Rondon?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Def Clippard: rondon is CUBS closer, so him.

  148. Musky Flattulence says:
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    Brooklyn Decker or Kate Upton ROS?

  149. TJ says:
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    I lost Bryce Harper and I need a LF.

    Yes, a LF. Not an OF because my league sucks. Did I mention we have errors too?

    Anyways, I need someone to fill in and can’t decide on which LF to pick up.
    Rajai Davis, Joyce, Crawford, Eric Young Jr., Castellanos or Ackley.

    Also random thought – someone dropped Daniel Murphy in my league. Worth picking up and dropping say Sandoval/Beckett? I’ve got Kendrick manning 2B right now.

    Thanks as always, appreciate the posts everyday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…. Joyce…Sure, Panda

  150. Bi-Felicia says:
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    I tossed $15 @ springer there’s no way im dropping him now. Have to hold for at least a couple more weeks correct? Im 3-1 so im not in panic mode

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: in shallow leagues (non keepers) he’ll soon likely turn into polance on most teams round here.

  151. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    from yesterday i’m curious as to why you have Dickerson over Lake? i thought you thought Dickerson was a big buy candidate. he is platooning, but it’s the good side. lake is benched very often for no real reason (maybe defense) for Kalish, who’s terrible. Only reason i can think of is you’re worried more about dickerson’s playing time when cuddyer comes back (which would make sense)
    2. just to make sure i read you right, z.duke and bastardo are worse than a.barrett and a.torres in NL only with RW/holds as cats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cuddyer will return in 7-10 days and then Dickerson is without a job… 2. Sure

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: i hadn’t read that yet, last thing i saw was “he still has no timetable b.s.”, good to know. i can cast him aside in a different league soon too then, as he’ll likely go back and get minored.

  152. Jayone says:
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    Should I drop Frazier for Gyorko? I have Lawrie at 3rd, Dee Gordon at 2nd since I lost Kipnis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  153. TJ says:
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    Sorry for another post but what do you think of Ian Kennedy’s recent success? Luck or possibly getting back into form?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Startable at home

  154. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    here comes the rain pocalypse

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  155. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    only reason bradley hasn’t been traded for a utility fielder prospect is they haven’t found out his middle name is Klaus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  156. goodfold2 says:
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    damn espn and my ignorance concerning their policies. just now picked up (and wasted pickup 3/5 for the week) on collmenter only to find out once first game starts (STL-MIL) that he only counts as pickup for tomorrow. true b.s. unless he actually has the ability to play for either STL-MIL today.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: i could start preying for desert rain

  157. goodfold2 says:
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    those same idiots need to show up when craig gets another calf strain while running the bases. we should have a word for people like that. Hopeflukies or something like that. Fluketasticals.

  158. OaktownSteve says:
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    Coming into today Shelby Miller had a 2.86 ERA and a 5.66 FIP. I’m not surprised he’s off to a rough go in Miller Beer and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him get pachinkoed all day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, haven’t liked him at all this year

  159. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I have Mike Minor coming off the DL later in the week. I need to drop one of these pitchers to make room for him: Chris Tillman, Garrett Richards, Wily Peralta (10-team, standard 5×5 league, btw).

    Also in that league, I dropped Mesoraco after he went on the DL and picked up Castro; when Mesoraco comes back, should I try to pick him back up or stick with Castro?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Eric says:
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      @Eric: per that catching question: OR I could try to get Wilson Ramos, who I originally drafted and is still sitting out there in FA…

      • Aero says:
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        @Eric: Those are all good, cheap, catcher options. Just go with the hot hand or set it and forget it (Popeil). The best Popeil option there is probably Castro.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Castro…. Richards

  160. theguywholikesfantasybaseball says:
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    Cain and Able. I see what you did there. Clever mustache man.

    In a keeper league (Keep 5, Edwin Encarnacion is my 5th…. but being replaced by the Cuban Frank Thomas…. thanks for making me love him and drafting him in the 10th), do I move Edwin for Donaldson and Alex Wood? Does that do it for you? or Do I need better than Wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…. I’d hold Edwin there

  161. malen says:
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    Thoughts on dropping Haren and/or Tillman for Bauer and/or Stroman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  162. Wilsonian says:
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    Yankees/Mariners game has been PPD.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah!

  163. stonepie says:
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    i think i’ve asked this before but my sale for his braun. its ticking time bomb for ticking time bomb.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @stonepie: Id take braun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Braun

  164. Smell The Glove says:
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    Would you drop one of these guys to pick up Stroman in a non-keeper league: G. Springer, M. Leake, or T. Roark? Or stay with what I have?

  165. Bunny says:
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    Drop Santos for Janssen, Jim Johnson, or Freiri?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bunny: Johnson

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bunny: do you have a DL spot open?

      • Kid A says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Taking a turn in the Answer Captain’s chair now? Don’t be too malicious.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson

  166. willie says:
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    Who should I drop Travis wood for Salazar, Bauer, Colon , Hutchinson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

    • willie says:
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      Should I drop Travis wood for any of these Sp? Salazar, Bauer, Colon,Hutchinson

      • willie says:
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        Will do, Thanks Grey

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You just asked this

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Grey: memento man disease, AND bad eyesight, AND fingers that don’t scroll up.

  167. Derrick says:
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    Got offered Pedroia for Marte and Teheran. I have Craig on the bench and he would take over for Marte. Gyorko is my current 2B.

    Do you think I should accept?

    Thanks!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Derrick: too much, in my opinion. Marte is struggling, but I don’t expect it to continue. Teheran has been as advertised. And I’m not a Craig fan. I don’t think he does what people expected out of him this year.

      • Derrick says:
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        @Wilsonian:

        Should I counter Craig and Teheran for Pedroia ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Marte

      • Derrick says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! Replace Marte for Craig making it Craig and Teheran for Pedroia?

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Derrick: What other SPs do you have? I see Teheran as a #1.

          • Derrick says:
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            @Wilsonian:

            Cobb, Bailey, Bauer, Perez, Skaggs, masterson, eovaldi and 5 closers.

            He only wants Teheran cause he’s a braves fan

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair, I’d go Craig

  168. Musky Flattulence says:
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    Grey-
    1) my Samardijia for Homer Bailey? Would you make that deal?
    2) Kuma or Bailey ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Bailey

  169. Hagar's Henchman says:
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    Deep as hell league:

    Get
    Springer and Chacin

    Trade away:
    Viciedo and Hutchison

    Thoughts?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

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

  170. Eds says:
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    The offers are rolling in today.

    I was just offered Wil Myers for Machado/Tim Hudson.

    Already have Longoria, Frazier, Moustakas clogging up 3B/CI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers side

  171. jaw says:
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    10 team h2h 5×5 daily moves keeper league. my last of/bench spot are springer and victorino so im looking to move victorino for a pitcher. would you move him for matt cain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  172. Wilsonian says:
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    Pirates/O’s PPD, as well. Damn the rainpocalypse!!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wilsonian: Literally been raining since Monday morning here in Baltimore. Nuts.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Cram It:

        sounds like a good time to drive out to
        mr. bill’s terrace .
        knock back a few .
        eat some crab .
        * stay away from that video horse race game , though .

        • Cram It says:
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          @costaricanchata: That place is way too far. More like a good time to knock back a few at home and watch what little baseball is going on. Won’t feel bad staying on this “summer” evening..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, it’s like a short schedule day now…

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Wilsonian: Boston too now

  173. Grif says:
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    Grey,
    In a 12 mix dynasty, is it ok to go ahead and drop E. Frieri or do you think there is a chance that he earns his job back in the near future?

    I currently have Uehara, Perkins, J. Smith, and Broxton (until Chapman returns) on my roster.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Grif: It’s okay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  174. Mets Guy says:
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    Should I trade Adam Eaton for Danny Salazar. I am relatively deep at OF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  175. OaktownSteve says:
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    Hector Noesi should not be and in fact is not capable of throwing 3 innings of 1 hit ball against the Tigers…clear evidence of a cosmic disturbance or glitch in the matrix or other assorted strangenesses.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Order has been restored. How’d that cat get in here? Whoa.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          About time

  176. Swfcdan says:
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    With an injury plague on my team right now, is Pineda a must hold? Not sure what you think of him. If a need arises I might want to cut him now, with my DL already stacked.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I doubt he’s a must hold, but know nothing of your league

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: 10 team keeper, but I thought at $2 he might be good value for next year too (at $5).

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Do you like him after what he showed/ think hes worth holding onto in a keeper?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  177. Max says:
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    Drop Kluber for Lindstrom (only closer available)? 1850 innings cap; 8 man roto league with k/9. Just traded Soria. My closers now are Romo, Soriano and Broxton. My Starters are Fernandez, Teheran, Wacha, Gray, Price, Ventura, Wheeler, Kluber, Estrada. Yahoo says I’m at a 1900 innings pace. Closers seem more valuable than usual in this league. George Springer is my only bench bat and I could drop him as well (though I burned 30% of my FAAB on him so I kinda wanna give him another 50 ab’s or so) Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  178. Max says:
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    Also conisdering Ottavino even though hes not a closer.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Max:

      Brothers has been pitching well lately. I think he’s re-established himself as next in line for what many assume is the inevitable fall of LaTroy. Or the sacking of Troy. I’m saying Brothers is the guy in the horse.

      Kluber seems mighty droppable. If you really need the saves you should grab Lindstrom as he has the job and just eat the rate damage.

      • gareth says:
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        @OaktownSteve: aarp is offended by oaktownsteve’s comment about latroy Hawkins. So is Darren Oliver.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @gareth:

          I like LaTroy. Being an old guy myself, I’m rooting for him. But there are signs my friend. Ominous portents.

          • Max says:
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            @OaktownSteve: I appreciate the advice Grey and Steve. Just realized Rondon isn’t owned. Rondon or Lindstrom? Thanks again.

          • gareth says:
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            @OaktownSteve: signs? What kind of signs? Are you referring to the terrible M. Night shayalaman movie? If so then im guessing Andrelton Simmons is involved.

            Seriously though, is he getting lucky and would you sell high?

            I could do with an infielder or 3b with headley and kipnis being injured.

            Speculating – what would a package of Hawkins and khris davis net me?

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @gareth:

              Well I’ll start by saying when I saw him against the Giants a couple weeks ago I thought he looked good. Mixed his pitches and looked confident.

              However, that was a small sample and not particularly scientific. The numbers are scary. He’s got a very, very low 3.97 K rate. Not good for a closer. When you’re a closer not striking out guys, you need to be a GB machine. He’s at 42% which is about 10% below where he’s been the last few years. And all those GBs have become FBs (up about 10% logically enough). His current FB/HR rate is 7.1% which is off his career average but more impotantly, probably in no way sustainable, nor is his 85% rate of stranding runners in scoring position. All that adds up to SABR stats saying he’s been lucky so far 2.38 ERA belies 3.91 FIP and 4.36 xFIP.

  179. Shitty Bill Butler says:
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    The one day I bench Matt Adams for Arenado he homers. I don’t even call him Fatt Adams anymore for karma. Sonofabench.

  180. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    I already pulled the trigger on this trade, but I still wanted to see what your mustache thought of this trade. 9-team NL-only Auction Roto w/ keepers:

    I gave up:
    -Billy Hamilton ($1, can be extended after this year for $6)
    -Yadier Molina ($16, 2 years left on contract)
    -Trevor Rosenthal ($7, can be entended at $12)
    -Ryan Howard ($11, free agent at end of year)

    I got:
    -Hanley Ramirez ($25, can be extended at $30)
    -Gregory Polanco ($10, under my control for 2 years at same price w/ extension option at $15 in 3 years)
    -Andrew Cashner ($1, can be extended at $6)
    -Wilin Rosario ($1, free agent at end of year)

    • gareth says:
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      As they say in streetfigher II after a successful fight – YOU WIN!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      TERRIBLE! Kidding, you did well…

      • JashFath

        JashFath says:
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        @gareth: @Grey: Thanks guys. Now as a prize, do I get to have Chun-Li’s thighs wrapped around my face?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  181. gareth says:
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    Is the Boston Tampa bay game postponed too? Espn says yes. No word on mlb.com yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn… They should play all games in LA…

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: baseball isn’t baseball in eastern standard time areas in April/may without snow, freezing rain and doubleheaders populated by under 5000 bone chilled fans.

  182. Shitty Bill Butler says:
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    10 team 5×5:
    start/sit
    YordVent vs. TOR
    Eovaldi vs. ATL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start both

  183. OaktownSteve says:
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    Fun facts for no reason while I eat and don’t make sales calls.

    The Twins have 6 players in the top 25 in BB%: Pinto (2), Dozier (12), Hicks (13), Mauer (17), Ploufe (21), Suzuki (25). They are 16th in team batting average but 1st in OBP. Just in case you were wondering how Brian Dozier leads MLB in runs scored and Colabello is doing his thing. Zuke too.

    Alexei Ramirez has a .365 BABIP (career.297) despite seeing a 33% drop in his line drive rate from last year. Looks like a prime candidate for regression…except the LDs became FBs and not groundballs. And he seems to be driving the ball. 11% HR/FB rate so far and a more than 10% uptick in FB%. He acutally had a double digit HR/FB% of 10.8% in 2010 when he hit 18 home runs and had a .282 average. He’s been one of those guys who seems to inconsistent as far as his peripherals are concerned so it’ll be interesting to see what happens. He’s not going to hit .350+ so there will be some back sliding and soon, but maybe not as much as some might be thinking.

    There are currently 45 pitchers in baseball with qualified innings who have an era better than 3.00. Last year 17 qualified pitchers finished the season below 3.00. Last year 12 pitchers finished with 9+ K’s/9. There are currently 30 guys at 9+. So if it feels like your fantasy team can’t hit…it’s because they can’t. Not yet. Summer months and warm weather and we’ll see some offense. So don’t get too uptight about your hitters and don’t get too excited about your pitching. Things should start to normalize.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good stuff! I was noticing that the other day when I had a 12 in Batting Average in my RCL and only a .278 average (I’ve since slide back a little)… I feel like the team with a 12 in BA usually is hitting at least .290…

  184. John says:
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    10 tm h2h lg TRADE
    jUpton archer for Adam Jones. would you…. yes no
    Jupton Minor for Jones, wld you
    Jupton and ventura??? wld you

    Should I be worried power outage? Hold cause I dont have the pitching?
    SP below:
    teheran GCole cueto Minor ventura archer eovaldi salazar Twalker stroman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones side in top two, trading Archer is better…

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Got it done, been getting ton diff feeling on this I guess thats what makes good trades. Good trade right lol

        got it with archer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

          • John says:
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            @Grey: N
            Now with my open slot pick up.. h2h lg
            A sp , RP, or extra bat

            .top 2 SP? lackey gee smyly porcello mejia Simon
            RP Broxton frieri rondon
            or go stupid…polanco think i got wait on that

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Porcello, Gee

  185. nucappy says:
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    Thoughts on a potential trade – 10 team ESPN:

    I would give Braun and A-Gon for Adam Jones and Kershaw.

    Do I make the trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones side

  186. gareth says:
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    Looks like we’re in for the prospect of more doubleheaders than a Soho sex shop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  187. crock says:
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    Myers/EYoung or Marte/Singleton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  188. John says:
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    Grey you like Perez or Castro better at C

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  189. Wboggs says:
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    Drop Hutchison or Simon for singleton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simon

  190. gareth says:
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    Its confirmed. Archer gets to avoid a dicey start against Boston. PPD.

    Espn are now officially panicking. No red sox or Yankees live coverage tonight. Arrggghhh!

    (An intern is already frantically looking for appropriate Boston v new york alcs 2003 footage to screen intermittently tonight).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  191. Hawks Fan says:
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    Trade Darvish and Chris Davis for j Fer and Choo? H2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  192. booya says:
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    Would you do Choo and Smyly for A Jones?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • gareth says:
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      @booya: depends. Is adam Jones in the room watching? How much money is being offered?

  193. Max says:
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    Lindstrom or Rondon for a closer pickup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindstrom

  194. Al says:
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    Shark or Homer Bailey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

  195. Max says:
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    Best SP to pickup. Salazar, Buccholz, Bauer, Smyly, McHugh, Hammel, Kennedy, Gee, Skaggs or Leake? Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  196. Shitty Bill Butler says:
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    Still in a predicament, I have 3 positions for 4 players: Hosmer, Longo, Arenado, Matt Adams.
    Can you rank them for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo, Hosmer, Adams

  197. Chicken Dinner says:
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    My Colabello and Skaggs his Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Or

      A: Panda/Skaggs for Fielder

      B: Panda/ Colabello for Fielder

      I’d actually rather keeps Skaggs unless it’s a much better deal. My pitching is a bit weak. It’s a h2h points league. Like having pitching depth but would be willing to pull the trigger if its worth it.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        None of these deals are close

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Grey: As in, not enough for Fielder?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d want Fielder in all of the deals by a large margin…

            • Chicken Dinner says:
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              @Grey: Thanks, Grey.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

  198. Scarecrow Greinke says:
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    Billy Hamilton was dropped. I’ve got Goldy, A Hill, Dee, Trout, JUpton, Puig, Cespedes on my team. I’d drop Brandon Moss for him but do I need the steals with that lineup? EYJ is also available… 12 Team H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Moss for him

  199. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. fielder/desmond for votto/gyorko?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder

  200. smegma says:
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    Got a counter offer: My Belt/Seager/T.Walker for his Cano/Frazier/Myers/Bailey. Only thing I don’t like is I’d be starting Frazier at 3b, have Altuve on my bench (probably try to trade him), and have to drop a guy like Springer or Bauer to make room. 12 team h2h points non keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do it

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey: thanks – would you include springer in the trade and have him give Teheran instead of Bailey? He likes prospects.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

          • smegma says:
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            @Grey: thanks – last question. Would you roll with Frazier or offer Altuve/springer for either arenado or machado? If so would you take either if those 3b?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d roll with Frazier

              • smegma says:
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                @Grey: Thanks Grey – just to clarify the machado or arendo deal would be a trade with a different team separate from the initial trade. Basically would end up with Frazier on my bench instead of Altuve but maybe have a better lineup with arenado or machado starting. Try it or not?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sure

  201. Whodat says:
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    Guy offered me Verlander for Holland and Napoli. Am I fool if I don’t take the trade? I have K-rod and Soria as closers also.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  202. Tim says:
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    First year playing fake baseball… Decided to take over a team in a 16 team dynasty league (keep 25 each year, 6×6 mixed h2h (obp and holds) with 9 bench spots, 4 dl and 5 na, so pretty deep with sparse waiver wire (best players available now are Dietrich, Barnes and Garrett Jones). I made a bunch of moves to get younger, getting rid of Jeter, Hamilton, and some lesser players like Jay and yunel Escobar to strengthen my pitching, which now includes Kershaw, Strasburg, verlander, Bailey, masterson, Porcello, kluber, along with Ervin, odorizzi, Richards. My hitters still need some work, but I picked up Donaldson and dee Gordon before they got hot, along with mesoraca, Napoli, alcides, infante, Bruce, Austin Jackson, Rasmus, with Chris young and Josmil Pinto as my hitter bench. I offered Kershaw for harper and Kershaw for goldschmidt. The harper owner turned it down before the injury and the gold owner countered with Kershaw and Polanco (who I have with baez, Franco, Zimmer and Butler as minor leaguers ). My questions are, a) why did I agree to inherit a deserted team, b) should I make another offer to harper owner, c) what do you think of the goldschmidt offer? Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Goldy there… Try to offer again for Harper after Kershaw returns and Harper is still DL’d…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: you have way too good of pitching for 16 teamer.

  203. Snake hips says:
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    Someone dropped Fatt Adams in my 10-teamer.. Should I use my #2 waiver to claim him?

    • Snake hips says:
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      @Snake hips: it’s a points league and he would be a UTIL bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  204. Bunny says:
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    Drop Walker (dl) to pick up Eovaldi?

    • Bunny says:
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      @Bunny: or Santos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  205. Jason says:
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    10 tm h2h 5×5 plus TB & QS 5 keepers
    Currently own polanco.
    Current deal on table is my polanco and Addison reed for his 12 th rd pick next year and one of billy Hamilton or Salazar.

    I currently have Perkins and soria in addition to Addison.
    Bats: Rosario (he fell to me but if I could go back I would wait) Votto kipnis beltre Andrus hosmer Stanton Gordon EYJ hill gyorko and Teix (yeah I’m a homer)
    Pitchers: Strasburg Teheran Tillman Lester Cain gee porcello with holland and Harvey on DL.

    Good move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Hamilton

  206. Def Clippard says:
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    With Garza hurt, think Thornburg gets the next start?

    Worth a pick up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  207. Sherm says:
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    Does anyone win outright in a trade of Tulo for Darvish? Or is it just a matter of needs?

    Thanks and I’m holding Springer for now, children.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Needs

  208. Its too high says:
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    Fielder/trout for Cargo/pujols which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  209. agarthered says:
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    Choose 2.

    Rajai Davis
    Adam Eaton
    Leonys Martin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Davis

  210. MB says:
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    Man can I trust Homer Bailey vs MIL or Marco at CIN tomorrow?

    11 teamer (QS and W 7×7) with innings limit of 1300

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not trust

  211. herschel says:
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    Webb with a 3k save….sagnof! what are the odds ventura sticks with him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He should…

    • royce! says:
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      @herschel: Wasn’t a save…I learned after I dropped Moustakas for Webb. Probably should’ve dropped him a while back anyway…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @herschel: Oy, what are you saying? I nearly crashed my car trying to pick up Webb…

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: my bad….might be developing adult dyslexia. or just getting old. regardless, my sincerest apologies to the sagnof community.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  212. Alan says:
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    Do I trade Belt for Beltran in OPS 6×6?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  213. Designated Shitter says:
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    Sup Gray

    Thank u again for ur work… U make my life easy and I will donate for it . lol… OK so I got offered pujols for Tanaka and gray… What should I do… I think pujols is gonna keep raking… What do u think… Ur streamers… Eovaldi and peralta for example has made me #1 in every pitching category but saves.. I can replace the stats I need a bit more hr n RBIs badly… I am #1 in obp… Runs… 3rd in steals dead middle for hrs n ribbies… Any advice??? Thank u sir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Pujols….

      • Designated Shitter says:
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        @Grey: thx gray

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          np

  214. Joet says:
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    Grey,

    I need hitting. Thinking of trading Skaggs for Rollins. What do you think and is it fair?

    Could also trade Hammel instead. Which of Skaggs or Hammel would you prefer to keep?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel… Trade’s pretty whatever…

  215. jj2k says:
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    do you think alex wood gets bumped from the rotation when floyd and minor come back?

    should i be selling?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s two guys behind him in the rotation…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: minor got hale’s spot.

  216. Shitty Bill Butler says:
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    Hosmer for Scherzer in 10 team 5×5 roto.
    Side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, Scherzer

  217. Matt says:
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    2 questions. I have 4 first baseman, should i trade napoli for minor? Second question, how long should people be waiting on Springer, and if springer is still not producing should he be dropped once singleton gets called up?(singleton is in my N/A spot)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Minor is fine there… You don’t need Singleton if you have 4 1B…

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey: reading that made me laugh because it makes so much god damn sense….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  218. Shitty Bill Butler says:
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    The Harangutan continues to deal through 1 IP.
    Question, do I add Hurangutan, AJ Burnett, Mejia, McHugh, Hutchison for Martin Perez? or maybe a speculative closer for Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  219. My Cole and Viciedo for his Zobrist and A Soriano. What do you think?

    If I do it, I’m thinking of dumping Soriano for Aoki (waiver). Good move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  220. John says:
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    Honestly few other fellas on twitter that wanted to draft A jones in top 15 basically saying i gave too much cause upton is adam jones. They are questioning our sanity and its annoying. I pick up Gee and its gee and adam jones and upton and archer(al east) As long as Jones doesnt run into any hot streaks this year am I missing something.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure what you’re asking

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Just wondering why everyone hating on my deal gee jones or upton archer… just going throught the classic traders remorse.

        Ill be fine right!!lol

  221. El grande says:
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    Trade Kazmir for Verlander? I can keep both for 3 years. Which side you take?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verlander

      • El grande says:
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        @Grey: and here I thought you were down on verlander. Thx Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not that down

  222. SteveNZ says:
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    A curse on you, Ozuna.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      all Harang’s coachmen turning back into mice

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Actually cursing him because I dropped him from my H2H team a few days back as he seemed to have cooled off.

        As the owner of Eovaldi in the FCL after JFOH dropped him, I couldn’t be happier to see Ozuna doing his thing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There ya go!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  223. Brett says:
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    With Paterson coming up for tomorrow is Beckett getting skipped? If he is would you rather claim Bauer or Beckett?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckett’s getting skipped?

      • Brett says:
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        @ gray did some research was pushed back to Friday at Miami

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, that’s not a bad start though

  224. Battle of the Sleepers says:
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    Drop Pineda for Bauer? Don’t think y’all have ever been that high on Pine, and now the injury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  225. Flunkie says:
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    OOOOOOOOOzooooooooooooooonaaaaaaaaaaaa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  226. Booty says:
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    Horangasuck

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  227. Nucking Futz says:
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    Is Belt (Power) too much to give up for Bonifacio (SB’s)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Nucking Futz says:
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        @Grey: Gracias!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can we use this on a radio show?

      • gareth says:
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        I literally beavis and buttheaded that SAGNOF song.

        • steven says:
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          @gareth: awesome!

      • steven says:
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        @Grey: absolutely dude!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool… Nicely done!

          • steven says:
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            @Grey: Thanks. That was the first song we wrote. We were originally called Dock Ellis and all of our songs were going to be about fantasy baseball but we had to branch out a bit.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, nice

    • serch says:
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      @steven: @steven: that was awesome!

      • steven says:
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        @serch: thanks man

    • Hondo says:
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      @steven: High five!

    • Smalls Killer says:
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      @steven: sweet

  228. ROBHALLA says:
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    IM shoving Harang back into the garbage chute…..

    drop HARANG for Bauer, Stroman, Salazar or Roark? …hold?

    Thx Grey /all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  229. brett says:
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    Gray,

    Roark, Beckett or Bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  230. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Drop Dom Brown for Ozuna? Great read again I stashed Bauer two weeks ago on my minor league team. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hold

  231. ROBHALLA says:
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    CINGRANI BLOWS!!!

    CUBS MAFIA !

    THANK YOU!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  232. Jacks says:
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    I knew the 12 year old was finally ready to go deep this year. He hit the dead center wall yesterday and that’s like a country mile away from the plate. Hope his mom takes him for a sundae at Friendlys after the game.

    15/30 year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  233. ROBHALLA says:
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    OMG HARANG IS GETTING STUFFED LIKE a HUNTS POINT HOOKER. THATS WHAT YA GET FOR GETTING GREEDY I GUESS……WE ALL KNEW BETTER.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  234. ROBHALLA says:
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    Actually , I guess it was Harang and Cingrani that stuffed me like a hunts point hooker…..OUCH!!!!

    Cingrani left at 79 pitches if hes hurt imma put a hit out on him. Just let him throw gas he doesnt need another pitch….fucks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey: shit why cingrani leave early?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cause he looked like a turd

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @Grey: ha figures so glad I started him over Chavez in Tex

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You and me both

  235. Shitty Bill Butler says:
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    Add Ozuna for Aoki, melky, ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  236. gareth says:
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    Goodbye April.

    The month that makes john buck look like an all star.

    Eff you very much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  237. Tarman Got Him says:
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    Daniel Murphy cleared waivers,

    I lost Harper for awhile, I don’t even has a bench bag until I dropped Kluber and Ike for Viciedo and Ozuna (nice game today)

    I own K Rod Rendon and Hunter and Broxton

    Would you drop Broxton for Daniel Murphy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need another bench bat?

  238. Aaron Harang, WHIP Killer says:
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    Y’all just wanted so badly to believe that a career 4.22 pitcher with a career 1.37 WHIP suddenly became the reincarnation of Greg Maddux.

    Suckers.

  239. Guy says:
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    Let’s pretend you have E5 and Pujols and were a little concerned about Encarnacion’s wrist.
    Would you consider trying to trade him, possibly packaged with a mediocre arm for a big arm like Darvish verlander or Bumgarner? If so, how do you rank them, in the order I listed them? You da man.

  240. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, Rosario (when healthy) and C Santana ROS, which one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, and Rosario may be traded for something good, so thinking to keep Santana at C spot in my team…

        Are they close for ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Wilson says:
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            @Grey: Thanks, would trade Rosario if can get sth back.

  241. What Can Do? says:
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    Hey man,

    D.Brown sux moose balls. Drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  242. The Dude abides says:
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    David Price a buy low? How do you value him in a trade?

  243. SteveNZ says:
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    Loving me some Derek Norris, in the absence of Mesoraco/Ramos in the FCL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I should’ve went with him instead of Yan

  244. SteveNZ says:
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    Ogando? What the effing eff? I have him as a Holds guy, no way I want to see him in the middle of a rout.

  245. Shitty Bill Butler says:
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    Own Martin Perez, 10 team 5×5 roto.
    Add Jesse Chavez, AJ Burnett, Trevor Bauer for him ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  246. Bryan says:
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    Give Puig and Big Papi for Stanton and Crisp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  247. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    How do you walk 2 and give up 2 hits, with 0 runs in 5 innings, and throw 92 pitches? You better have 11 K if you’re going to pull that shit, not 4.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  248. John says:
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    Power good was great but lost the upside of harper for a bit, would you trade Edwin for top arm if I had arenado and or Seager for 3b in a 10 tm?

    Whats lowest i shld go madbum too low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  249. paulzone says:
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    Need a Mesaraco fill in. Salty, Ruiz, Norris, Castro or Montero?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris

  250. Bryan says:
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    Crisp or Alex Gordon ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  251. ron says:
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    i just traded freese for ozuna. thoughts on both ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good trade

  252. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. one bench bat to hold. laroche, frazier, ozuna, denorfia, joyce or singleton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  253. costaricanchata says:
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    from what i read on here , earlier ,
    not many backing the play of
    chavez’ one-hitter .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • Smalls Killer says:
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      @costaricanchata: I was on the fence, almost but I even asked Grey. per his advice (and SON’s) but it’s cool I had mad max and Greinke going. … Rizzo was my 1st sonavabench this year… Can’t win em all. I had other good options (they didn’t do as well) but that’s always the roulette played. Benching Chavez despite the food game was the right call. Those Texas bats can break you in an instant

  254. Como se llama Beisbol Fantasia! says:
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    Ok Keepah League, u keep 8 guys… Do I win or lose in this trade?

    I lose:
    Alex Gordon (ugh) and Javier Baez (yummy maybe?)
    I gain:
    Matt Weiters (he fo real?) and Jedd Gyorko (he gotta be fo real right?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, could lose it big time

    • Combo se llama Beisbol Fantasia! says:
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      @Como se llama Beisbol Fantasia!: @Grey: Grey, you really believe in Gordon as a keeper still?

      You still believin in Gyorko?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah

  255. Paul Wilson says:
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    Pedro Alvarez + Sergio Santos + Collin McHugh = Adrian Beltre

    See ya, Pedro. Thanks for playin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  256. costaricanchata says:
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    someone should tell rasmus
    that his bat needs to be flatter through the zone .
    any movement , at all , on the ball ,
    and it’s a swing and a miss .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should tell him!

  257. Smalls Killer says:
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    Need to get a temp 2b. But I have extras categories. OBP SLG & AVG.. Also fielding% so sloppy defenders need not apply. Scooter, Ackley, Semien, Solarte or LeMahieu

    Who would you take to fill in for Kipnis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  258. Knighttown says:
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    Yadier/Jacoby/Cano for Pujols/Hill and Gordon

    5×5 daily 11 team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  259. SteveS says:
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    So, I have the good kind of problem. I’ve been a little too lucky with some pitching replacements. Now I have Fister and Annibal set to come off the DL and have to say goodbye to a couple of guys. Which two would you drop from this group? Salazar, Kennedy, Cashner, Estrada, Hammel, Cole, Stroman. Could also dump Springer from the bench. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy, Stroman

  260. Milarky says:
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    Grey, any pitching prospects that weren’t hot names coming into the season that may earn a promotion soon? We shelf a few prospects per roster, but we also start a rookie hitter and pitcher. I’m struggling with Olt, Wong, Odorizzi and Taillon as the only rookies on my team, so I’m waiting for some of the less obvious guys with great upside to get the call.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman, Bauer

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: They’re protected as prospects – any others you can think of offhand? Hitters too?

  261. Wilsonian says:
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    1) Do I continue to hold Dozier or pick up Espinosa for him? I hate 2nd base this year…

    2) Do I hold J.Johnson or dump for Stroman?

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Switch em 2) Stroman

  262. Knighttown says:
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    Mark Melancon for Danny Salazar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  263. gareth says:
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    My god does jed gyorko suck.

    Not a question.

  264. Smalls Killer says:
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    Also different league, 6X6 roto with Ops… Prince and Kemp or Cargo & Belt? Is it close? I’m kinda of scared of cargo keeping it together. I have Prince and he is my only 1b(until Singleton arrives) & several other OF not long for the glue factory

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  265. Knighttown says:
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    Or Melancon for Homer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Homer over Sa;azar

  266. Andrew says:
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    Liriano and Porcello vs Jay Bruce

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  267. SteveNZ says:
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    If I’ve got Heyward, Gardner and Bonifacio who can play CF for me in my H2H team, do I really need to have Springer cluttering up the bench?