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What’s more American than Memorial Day weekend?  How about an ex-country singer-dating, gun-toting, Texan, a guy that looks like he puts a hot dog in the fly of his pants and goes up to female reporters and asks them if they’re hungry, a guy who we call Red State Jeter, a guy that looks like he has the rhythm of Mark Madsen, someone who has Ted Nugent’s special I’m-a-huntin’ phone number, a guy that Roger Clemens probably watches and thinks, “I wonder if he’ll have sex with my wife while I watch,” throwing a no-hitter?  With a no-hitter on Memorial Day, Josh Beckett just took your ‘Murica and raised it back to its 1950’s ‘Murica when we were more obvious about our contempt for other nations.   Though for our fantasy porpoises — hey, dolphins! — I gotta be honest, I’m a bit worried about him throwing 128 pitches, but his peripherals suggest a guy that if healthy can be a solid fantasy number three.  He is not an ace now, so if suddenly people think that, feel free to shop him.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Hanley Ramirez – Missed Saturday and Sunday with a sore calf and is headed for an MRI.  If he hits the DL, Alex Guerrero would’ve been ear already, but now it’s up to Erisbel Arruebarrena, who is more of a defensive specialist.

Matt Kemp – Benched for third straight game.  In my 2nd Sell of the year, I said to sell Kemp.  To that I say, you should’ve listened.

Justin Turner – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer this week.  The homers were in his last three games, but it wasn’t the last three Dodger games, so there’s a problem there.  Figgins is stealing time from Turner.  In other words, it’s Turner & Mooch.

Cody Asche – Hit the DL with a strained hamstring.  The Phils will turn to Cesar Hernandez and Reid Brignac to handle third base.  Maikel Franco is an option potentially, and I grabbed him in a few leagues just in case the Phillies actually do something exciting.  Then again, the Phils got younger last year by getting Marlon Byrd, so just know we’re up against an organization that makes Brian Sabean seem too youth-focused.  The Phils may just trade for Eric Chavez.

Matt Cain – Cut his bullpen session short and scratched from start due to his hamstring.  I.e., Cain was unable.

Madison Bumgarner – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks vs. the Twins.  This was actually against a stronger than usual Twins lineup, because they were in an NL park and didn’t have to try to find a DH.

Hunter Pence – 3-for-4, 1 run, 3 runs and a homer, which gives him 6 homers and 6 steals.  Ah, all is right with the world and Pence can stop walking around in tissue boxes and peeing into milk bottles.

Michael Morse – 3-for-3, 4 RBIs.  On our Player Rater, Morse is the 10th best 1st baseman in front of guys like Posey, Chris Davis, Allen Craig, Hosmer and Votto.  If only you drafted while in the Peace Corps with nothing but a clicker to transmit your picks.

Oswaldo Arcia – The Twins plan on calling him up for today’s game.  I went to pick him up in every league, but was beaten to the punch everywhere.  Hopefully that punch is spiked with Visine and his owners get diarrhea.  I’m not bitter.  Where’s Oswaldo?  Not on my teams.  Jerks!  Not bitter at all.  Arcia has solid power — 14 HRs last year in 97 games — and if I needed that sorta thing, I’d grab him in all leagues.

Chris Colabello – Optioned to the minors.  Shows you, no one likes flat soda.

Taijuan Walker – Cleared for rehab assignment, which is like the third time he’s been cleared for a rehab assignment.  Lohan got through rehab quicker than this guy.

George Springer – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer after he homered twice Saturday.  Oh, and he’s on pace for 30 homers in an abbreviated season.  Aren’t you glad you dropped him after he struggled in his first two weeks?  Maybe you should see if you can get Carlos Ruiz to get you an extra prescription of Adderall.

Dallas Keuchel – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I’m pretty sure JB will be along later today with a pitching profile on Keuchel.  I will add one thing, stop diddling around looking at Keuchel on your waivers and pick him up!  If you hold your pelvic muscles contracted while doing it, it will also be your Keuchel exercises for the day.

Drew Pomeranz – 4 IP, 2 ER, but was yanked early because he was going against the Blue Jays and they are a big dog offense and you don’t send a Pomeranz against that.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer, hitting .268.  This looks more like what kind of average we can expect from Donaldson, but I’d let him impregnate my Cougar if I could own him instead of Ryan Zimmerman, assuming my Cougar’s eggs were still fertile.

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-3 and his 14th homer.  The homer was held up for replay review because Edwin didn’t swing the bat, he simply gave the pitch a nasty look, which turned it around 400 feet.

Jose Reyes – 2-for-3, 1 run and 3 steals.  It paid off that the Blue Jays put into Reyes’s contract he needed to get three steals on May 25th.

J.A. Happ – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Nothing but a streamer, and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t have kind words for his next start.

Josh Hamilton – Sidelined in Triple-A after being jammed by a pitch three days ago.  Didn’t the Players Union outlaw inside pitches after Bob Gibson?  Donald Fehr, we need a strike!

Garrett Richards – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, raising his ERA to 3.00.  I’d be lying if I said I felt comfortable with Richards as an every-start starter, or I’d be lying down.

Chris Iannetta – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  Pretty much hot garbage in the microwave for six minutes on high, but he does have two homers in the last three games.

Jason Vargas – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks.  Varburp.

Manny Ramirez – Named player-coach at Triple-A for the Cubs.  In related news, Javier Baez started referring to his antics as just Javy being Javy.

Jason Hammel – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Padres.  That really compounds the sonavabenching you got from him in last start vs. the Yankees.  It’s like you kept your priceless Bavarian hummel stored away for years, then took it to Antique Roadshow only to have the appraiser break off the little Bavarian child’s head.  Guten dag!

Junior Lake – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer as he bats near-.350 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Rafael Montero – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks vs. Bronson Arroyo (6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K) as the Mets and the Diamondbacks spread one game’s worth of offense across a doubleheader.  Honestly, I’m having a hard time finding an offensive standout from the entire doubleheader.  Well, I mean on the field.  They were in Queens, so I’m sure there a few offensive standouts in the stands.

Eric Young Jr. – Headed to the DL with a pulled hamstring.  He said, “I could probably play through, but it’s not like anyone plays me anyway.”  Aw, sad face!

Francisco Liriano – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA up to 5.06.  I’m kinda over getting told Ray Searage fixed Liriano.  So there.

Josh Harrison – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  You are a kid of the 80’s if you see the box score reading ‘J. Harrison’ and immediately think, “The Pirates are leading off with Jenilee Harrison?  Too bad it’s Walker behind him, and not Tripper.”

Doug Fister – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Solid start, or as Walt Whitman would say, U, Dog, Fister.

Adam LaRoche – 1-for-4 as he returned from the DL.  He’s not quite at the point in his career where he should only be owned when he’s a hot schmotato, but I do feel sorry for the teams that need to start LaRoche when he’s not swinging a hot bat.

Denard Span – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th steal.  I picked him up last week around the time I called him a hot schmotato for the first time.  He’s hitting around .370 in the last week with a homer.  “Entertain us, Denard Dawg, or I will call on Jarrod Dyson and his unicycle,” as Rajai, the King of SAGNOF, would say.

Julio Teheran – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, lowering his ERA to 1.77.  Alex Cobb’s ERA is at 1.40.  You’re welcome.  You know what for.

Evan Gattis – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers.  This is the first time he’s got two taters in one day since he was living in a dumpster behind Bennigan’s and they were doing a stuffed baked potato special.

Jason Kipnis – Will return on Tuesday from his oblique.  Well, I mean he will return with it.  I think; I don’t know what an oblique is, so it could go either way.

Corey Kluber – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks.  I saw an Asian girl with pigtails, wearing a neon girl headband, and I immediately thought Kluber!  Then I thought about how old and lame I was.

Trevor Bauer – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  As I said on Friday, “Unlike, say, (Phil) Hughes, Bauer has a huge upside, but with upside comes down side, young Padawan  I get the feeling Bauer is going to have a few supreme stinkers like he should be wearing Odorizzi as a hat.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 16th homer.  So, you’re saying I should’ve drafted him instead of Austin Jackson?  Got it, thanks!

Zach Britton – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save.  Britton looks like the clear-cut favorite for saves now.  Good day, O’day!

Manny Machado – 1-for-2 and his 2nd homer. as he returned from a stiff groin.  And now his owners are suffering from the same ailment.

Mike Napoli – Hit the DL with a sprained left ring finger.  Over a month ago, he dislocated it and Google Maps had him locate a frankfurter that had a fingernail glued to the tip, but that just didn’t work for him.

A.J. Pierzynski – 3-for-4, 3 runs, after hitting a home run on Saturday.  I know what this is bringing on myself, but Pierzynski does tend to get smoking hot for stretches, and it looks like he’s in the middle of one of those now.

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Sweet, large font super, but his next start on the Stream-o-Nator is ugly, so I’d ignore him.

Evan Longoria – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  You know what he needs, right?  He needs the patented Grey countdown to my projected homer total!  26 more homers, let’s go long, Longo!

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.29.  Why I am not in charge of what songs player’s enter to, I have no clue, but I have the best song for Tanaka.  The opening chorus, “Awa, awa, awa…He’s got diamonds on the soles of his shoes, Tanaka, Tanaka, Tanaka…”  As if everybody here would know what I was Tanaka’ing about.

Derek Jeter – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and 1 gift basket for Andre Rienzo.

Ronald Belisario – 1 IP, 3 ER on Saturday.  Thankfully, Belisario owners (me included) were spared him coming in for a save on Sunday.  I tried to pick up Daniel Webb in all of my leagues, but that ship done sailed.  I’d continue to hold Belisario, but this doesn’t look like it’s headed to a nice place.

Joey Votto – A) Reds manager, Bryan Price said Votto won’t be 100% all year. B) Votto’s 30 years old. C) There’s no C. D) He probably won’t be 100% the rest of his career.  E) Wouldn’t be surprised if we’ve seen the best of Votto.  F) Me.

Tony CingraniBryan Price said Alfredo Simon could stay in the rotation with Cingrani demoted because The Regression Fairies are scared of Simon and his glock.  Doesn’t Cingrani have any mafia connections?

Adam Wainwright – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks.  Well, at least one top ten drafted pitcher is working out.  Yes, I’m kinda saying that to jinx him.  Sorry.

Kolten Wong – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and 2 steals.  I would own him, I like him, yadda3, but notice how the Cards are using him and then think about how much you want Oscar Taveras.  The Cards really had to play Mark Ellis on Saturday?  Really, Seth Myers?

Randy Wolf – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Wolf?  More like a dog!  *high-fives self*  Ow, goddamn brittle bones!

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-3 and his 9th homer.  OZUNA come to park, OZUNA hit long home run ball, OZUNA know what happened to Janeane Garofalo.

Jimmy Nelson – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Grab him!  (In NL-Only keeper leagues, he’s okay.  Some dynasty leagues, perhaps.  But he’s not guaranteed another start unless Yovani goes to the DL.  I’m really just testing people to see who has parenthetical blindness.)

Ryan Braun – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  The amount of vitriol around the league for Braun due to his suspension last year continues to show itself as he goes around the league.  All the Jews in attendance in Miami refused to stand to cheer on Braun.  Though they were all over the age of 85, so maybe they just couldn’t.

Khris Davis – 2-for-5, 2 runs.  He now has a modest four-game hitting streak, and I have been watching him like a cyclops with a monocle because I think he can get hot at some point.

Roughned Odor – 2-for-4, 1 run on Sunday, 4-for-5, a run and 5 RBIs on Saturday.  Odor?  *breathes in*  It’s like lavender chamomile.

Mitch Moreland – 3-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs.  Moreland’s looking better than the Rangers ex-1st baseman that would just take up more land.

Colby Lewis – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners (5 BBs), 2 Ks.  Yesterday, Colby was a survivor, but I’d vote him off my team.

Rick Porcello – 5 1/3 IP, 8 ER.  That’s not a Porcello, that’s a mushroom cloud.

Justin Verlander – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  Verlander and CC should just open up a big and tall men’s clothing store and end the whole pitching thing, call it Verbathalandier’s.

Miguel Cabrera – 1-for-3 but left yesterday’s game with a cramp in his hamstring.  I’d say it’s day-to-day, but with Chris Parmelee filling in for Prince Fielder on one of my teams and Wilmer Flores filling in for Nolan Arenado, I fully expect Miggy to miss the next 8 to 12 months.

From Around The Web

  1. Boomer19 says:
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    Ha! Great write up Grey! Do you like Singleton over Polanco? Itching to get some rookie nookie!

    • JT says:
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      @Boomer19: right now, Spinger. Only reason being, he has gotten his feet wet in the majors already. Who knows how Polanco will adjust when he enters (despite his AMAZING numbers right now)

      • Boomer19 says:
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        Thanks JT but I did mean Singleton. Thoughts?

        • JFK says:
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          @Boomer19: I’d take Polanco over Singleton – better plate discipline and SAGNOF! in a stronger lineup (at least on paper… hopefully his call-up next month sparks those quiet swashbucklers!).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boomer19: Polanco, Singleton, Taveras, in that order

  2. Andrew says:
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    We streaming Milone at home vs Tigers tomorrow in 12 teamer?

  3. picard56 says:
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    Jimmy Nelson is making me have throwbacks to Seinfeld.

    “Jimmy Pitched well today. Jimmy feels confident today. Jimmy Likes pitching in the Major Leagues.”
    Then the manager lets him know he’s being demoted.
    “Jimmy’s down!”

  4. Andrew says:
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    Quintana 12 team streamable at home vs Indians?

  5. Rudacious says:
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    Springer or Brett Gardner ?

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @Rudacious: Springer all day, e’ ry dday.

    • JT says:
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      @Rudacious: SPRINGER! Did you see he said he is on pace for 30 HRs and had limited season this far

  6. Robert says:
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    Drop Alex Gordon for Arcia? Gordon is on my bench and is a fill in.

    • Rudacious says:
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      @Robert:

      No. Keep Gordon.

  7. Do You Even Lift? says:
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    Mejia or Rondon as a closer?

    • JT says:
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      @Do You Even Lift?: rondon. Even though it’s very little, Rondon has some credibility (I know a joke right) and consistency (HAHAHAHAHA) over Mejia

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @JT: Rondon has had a lot of consistency this year. It’s been the whole year. Mejia has been pretty good (but only lately as a RP)

  8. Do You Even Lift? says:
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    Also….what the fuck is Verlander’s trade value right now?

    Verlander for Price straight up?

    Maybe Hamels?

    Shit….I don’t know mayne, I just don’t know.

    • JT says:
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      @Do You Even Lift?: I would say Price or Hammels. At least with Hammels, he doesn’t need to have a fastball to be “on”. Price has a higher upside but with his velocity down, a bigger risk

      • 2 Giant rings says:
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        @JT: price seems a little high for Verlander right now. I doubt you could get him.

    • Cabreras Cab Company says:
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      @Do You Even Lift?: Redraft or keeper? Either way just an FYI in a 12 team keeper there was just a trade of Verlander and a 4 round next year for Meyers and a second round. So there is that.. Never underestimate the name value of players.

  9. malen says:
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    Any thoughts on two of these ROS: Haren, Paxton, Tillman, Taijuan Walker- DL isn’t really an issue right now. I might not start either of the healthy ones this week anyways.

    Thanks!

    • JT says:
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      @malen: haren has been the more consistent of the pitchers and Walker has too much upside to ignore

      • JFK says:
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        @JT: Haren and Paxton for me – the former’s been boring but solid, and the latter was off to an excellent start before his injury. As Grey noted above, Walker’s rehab is in a holding pattern and his injury is more subject to recurrence than Paxton’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @malen: Walker, Haren

  10. LiriaNO says:
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    Has the time to cut bait with Liriano passed or are you still being patient with him? His xFIP isn’t that far off of last year’s and his stuff is still there but his HR rate’s back to where it was in 09, 11, and 12.

  11. EK says:
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    Springer or Myers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Myers

  12. Joey says:
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    Sooo do I start Tillman or Bauer this week? 10 team standard H2H points

    • Jason says:
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      @Joey: Neither

      • Joey says:
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        @Jason: I’ve been ravaged by injuries and have only 1 DL spot. I have no other choice.

  13. The Red Mist says:
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    Trade proposed. David Wright and Felix Hernandez for Josh Donaldson and Billy Hamilton.

    I feel like I should say no. I’m really happy with my pitching in the league with Felix, Iwakuma, Kazmir, Greinke and Eovaldi as my starters, and I don’t want to mess it up. Plus I really have no use for Hamilton, especially since he’s really just a SAGNOF guy because of the lack of having a runs scored stat. (weird league I know… who doesn’t do runs?) I’ve already been benching Ellsbury because of it. Thoughts?

  14. I moustache you something says:
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    Hey Grey,
    PICK 2:
    Which 2 of the 3 would you go with this upcoming week
    Beckett vs PIT
    Kazmir vs DET
    Fister vs TEX

    I’m thinking Kazmir and Fister because although Beckett pitched a no-no, he did throw 128 pitches.

    Which two would you go with?

    Thanks.

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @I moustache you something: I am always afraid of using pitchers after they threw a complete game, no hitter or anything similar to that. So i would go Kazmir and Fister.

  15. I moustache you something says:
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    Dominic Brown 7 Games (COL, NYM)
    or
    Marcell Ozuna 6 Games (ATL, @WASH)

    Who do you start?

  16. kangaroo hops says:
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    (Try to) trade Charlie Blackmon for Julio Teheran in a keeper H2H points league?

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @kangaroo hops: you’re a couple weeks late on that… Best ERA in the league for a dude you picked up on waivers that has cooled off considerably though…

      • Sherm says:
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        @Beardcrabs: I did that deal a couple of weeks ago– he threw in Melancon with Teheran and I gave him Britton with Blackmon. I like the results so far, just hoping Melancon can get some SV chances now that Grilli’s back.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Sherm: what leagues have you even heard of that had Teheran on waiver this season. I call b.s. on that. that dude’s ADP was maybe around 100th or so. Grey much higher on him than anywhere, but he was certainly drafted in all leagues everywhere, even 6 teamers.

  17. Joey says:
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    First time I’ve posted this year, but I’m in some deep trouble. Injuries have ravaged my team and I’m grasping at straws, I miss Jo-Fer and have been emotional so here is what I’ve got (10 team H2H standard points):
    Gattis
    Texeira
    Hill
    Sandoval
    Segura
    Trout
    Stanton
    Bruce
    Morse
    Springer

    DL: Belt, Votto, Arenado

    King Felix
    Teheran
    Gray
    Beckett
    Tillman

    Robertson
    Rodney

    Bench- Bauer
    DL- Cashner, Latos

    What the hell do I even do now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joey: Trade Teheran or Gray for a better 1st baseman

    • Busher says:
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      @Joey: Gray + Arenado For Abreu? Teheran for Rizzo?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Abreu… Rizzo, it’s fair

  18. geegee says:
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    start 2

    david murphy
    ozuna
    lorenzo cain

    • JFK says:
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      @geegee: First two.

      • JFK says:
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        @JFK: Oops, thought that was Daniel Murphy – second two!

  19. Giant Gigantes says:
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    Would u trade Votto for Chapman and use the open spot to add Polanco?

  20. Snag says:
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    That’s not Tanaka’s song, it’s Frank Tanana’s.

  21. Swfcdan says:
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    Ha good blurbs as always. Dont know how Manny can become a coach for anyone. Manny “Make sure you play hard on every ball hit to you in the outfield”. Team “what like you did?”. Manny “Umm, ok so who wants my autograph?”

    Needed an outfielder and speed badly, and had lots of c’losers’. Dealt Holland and K-Rod for Ellsbury, good deal? Had to pay a fair price but I still have 3 closers left now.

    Not sure whats happening on the Cleveland closers shituation. Shaw or Brothers a better saves stash?

  22. Clive says:
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    Bauer or Homer Bailey rest of season? Thanks!

    • Heatcheck3 says:
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      @Clive: homer

  23. Swfcdan says:
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    Amazingly Beckett was dropped by a team in my league on the saturday to pick up the mighty Ryan Vogelsong…OUCH!

    Though the funny thing is he has the no1 waiver priority so should be able to claim him back. Ive stuck in a claim though, gotta hope.

    • Jef With 1 F says:
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      @Swfcdan: I actually like Vogelsong over Beckett ROS….and he cant claim a player he dropped, he has to pass through waivers.

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Jef With 1 F: He can claim them on Fantrax (we play there because they include minor league rosters).

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @Do You Even Lift?:@Swfcdan: I don’t really see what’s wrong with the move. Hotel Song ( that’s what I call him because of autocorrect on the iphone) had been pitching better than Becket for about 5 weeks now, and looks like he found his form of 2-3 years ago. Just because Beckett pitched a no hitter doesn’t mean the guy made a mistake. Just bad timing. Also, as Jef stated he can’t claim a player he dropped himself.

  24. ivebeenupthreedaysstraight says:
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    omigod, like: paul simon! i heart grey! … s…. seriously, though: graceland: the best . the best, ever. like, really. i give bruce + darvish for graceland. best album i honestly think ever. and nothing i ever say here is serious. but this is. empty as a pocket with nothing to do. tanaka…. tanaka….

  25. Jef With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:

    Maine is the only state with a one syllable name.

    Happy Memorial Day, now get off your computers go to the beach and grab a beer. (That includes you Grey, let the fantasy world go haywire for a day without your advise.)

      • Jef With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Oh didnt think of Jerz, good catch

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sometimes referred to as Dirty Jerz

  26. Jef With 1 F says:
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    Manny’s First Day As A Coach:

    Manny: “When selling a BBQ on eBay make sure to include your picture, it really helps.”

  27. Its too high says:
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    Grey

    Odor or Franklin?

    For some reason Franklin was called up to sit the bench? But they played Miller for 3 weeks without a hit?

  28. bossmanjunior says:
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    So about 2 weeks ago I posted my RCL team and asked whether you thought it looked like an 11th place team. Well im happy to say that through regression and daily hitter streaming, Im all the way up to 3rd place. Im actually towards the top in all of the offensive categories but am dead last in ERA, second to last in WHIP, and middle of the pack in K and Wins. What should I do to bridge the gap? Im guessing I should be really picky with my undroppable starters and stream a lot of solid match ups. Thanks!

    • Heatcheck3 says:
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      @bossmanjunior: get middle relievers with good ratios to stabilize whip and era and to boost your k’s

  29. Mello Yello says:
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    The Sox and my fantasy team NEED Mookie Betts right now. Is it possible he gets a call in June? He just started playing in center, and as much as I love JBJ (Gamecock!), his production has been for the most part horrendous. I’m seeing Betts as a 10-15 homer, 35-40 steal guy…and that’s-ah-nice, high five!

  30. youngc says:
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    Bruce or springer ros???

  31. Phil Rozutto Is Alive!!! says:
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    Who do you like best of the bunch:

    Moreland, Arcia or Josh Harrison

    Also, should Koehler be dead to me (it’s a 14-teamer) or do I hold?

    Thanks Grey!

  32. stynyr says:
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    Grey,

    I was going to wait to see if Cingrani is demoted to drop him and pick up Pomeranz. Should I Just do it now regardless?

    • stynyr says:
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      @stynyr: Also, Springer over any of Moss, Carlos Santana, or Alex Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stynyr: Springer over Santana…I’d hold Cingrani for now

      • YoMammaSoUggla says:
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        @Grey: Seriously?? Alex Gordon over Springer????

        • YoMammaSoUggla says:
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          @YoMammaSoUggla: Nevermind. I’m half drunk and semi brain-damaged.

  33. Heatcheck3 says:
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    Well, I need replace Prince until Abreu is back. I am a little delayed on this because I am in a weekly with an add/drop limit and I was getting smoked in power, so I went for pitching.

    Jones, Reynolds, Dunn, Butler, Ikr Davis, or Moreland…

  34. osnam says:
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    Good morning. So, which 2 would u rather own once Polanco and Taveras are up? Polanco, Taveras, Desmond Jennings, or Springer? Thanks always appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @osnam: Polanco…Springer

  35. Hoss Boggs says:
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    DH slot ROS?

    Howard
    Dunn
    Ozuna

  36. Killer Tofu says:
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    My NFBC team is underachieving standings-wise because of the most useless and arbitrary stats of wins and batting avg. Went on a FAAB shopping spree and injected some new blood in Moreland, Chisenhall, and Castellanos. Sayanora De Aza!

    Have Strasburg, Sale, 2 start Simon, 2 start Samardzijia, 2 start Quintana, 2 start Gray, Rondon, Frieri (dropped Joe Smith for a much needed bat) as definite starts before lineups lock. Would you go Qualls, Allen, or Melancon (hope this Grilli thing just a phase) for last spot?

    Gonna check Hittertron once I get to an actual computer, but is my gut feeling correct in sitting Pollock and playing Heyward, Yelich, Revere, Duda, Castellanos for 5 OFers or should Castellano sbe one that sits? Need HR and RBI more than steals. Moreland is Votto replacement in UT with Pedro Alvarez moved over to CI. I would sit Gyorko if Chisenhall was MI eligible.

  37. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14-tm H2H (W, L and QS count), I have to drop a SP due to roster restrictions and DL returns–dump Bauer or Cingrani?

    Also, SON seems down on Tomlin @ CWS today, but he’s been decent. Also no rating yet for Petit v CHC, though it liked Cain when he was going. You like either of these guys in 6×6 (QS)?

  38. Corey says:
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    Does Frieri have sole possession of the closing role now?

    • @Corey: I bet Smith gets the 9th today if there’s a save chance.

      I do think Frieri has the inside track. But he’s so unpredictable, he could lose it again soon. He’s just not that good.

      How desperate are you for saves? Are you wintering if you should drop Smith for another might-/could-/should-be closer?

      • Corey says:
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        @Enrique: I actually already have Koji, Soria and Reed as closers but because of the states the Sox and Rangers are in, I’m losing saves most week in my H2H league. Was thinking of picking up a 4th closer for a while. Even if it’s just streaming one in until I get a lead in saves.

  39. Tigres says:
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    Thanks Grey. Bauer also had 8 Ks in 4.1 IP… nice K/9 for those of us in innings limit leagues. His start yesterday kinda made up for the Salazar-sized hole in my heart.

  40. Hawk says:
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    Need some pitching advice.

    10 team, standard 5×5 full season roto. No bench. Pick 2 from:

    Cingrani, Eovaldi, Smyly, Chavez, Vogelsong

    • JFK says:
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      @Hawk: Reading that there’s a decent chance Cingrani gets sent down or moved back to the ‘pen when Latos comes back (Alfredo Simon has pitched THAT well).
      Eovaldi and Chavez for me, though Vogelsong is oh-so-close w/the way he’s been pitching this past month.

      • JFK says:
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        @JFK: Oops, haha…and, of course, Grey already covered the Cingrani blurb above – for some reason, the page loaded into the middle of the comments, so I responded to the first thing that caught my eye.
        What he said!

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @Hawk: Chavez and Voglesong for me right now. I have watched Eolvaldi the last few games…has not looked good. His control has been off and he is not hitting his spots…seems like a struggle out there for him and he has been hit hard. Stanton’s amazing play last game with the bases loaded and 2 outs saved Eovaldi at least 3 runs.

  41. scennybear says:
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    Do I trade Justin Upton for Donaldson?

    10 team h2h 10 category league.

    My OF is Bruce, Bautista, adam Jones. Desmond Jennings and Upton are my util right now. Ozuna is also on waivers.

    My 3B was originally zimmerman but have bonifacio there while he’s on the DL.

    Do I trade for donaldson or hold onto upton and wait for zimmerman to come back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @scennybear: It’s fair if you need a 3rd baseman

  42. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m having some trouble wondering who to pick up and drop and I was wondering if you could rank the following OFs ROS or at least the next month? Just overall is okay. I could use speed, I could use power, I could use it all haha.

    Aoki, Ozuna, Span, Lake, and Arcia

    Thank you.

    • Eric says:
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      @Eric: Also just to make sure, you would trade Tehran for Cobb right?

      • JFK says:
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        @Eric: I’d want Teheran.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Not sure why you’d trade Teheran for Cobb… Ozuna, Lake, depends on needs

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey: Haha I figured that was sarcasm in your write up but just wanted to check.

  43. HANDSOME ED says:
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    Grey,
    Through injuries and general stupidity I’m looking at Josh Rutledge or Nick Franklin at 2nd for the foreseeable future. Not sure on Rutledge’s playing time, or either;’s value. Care to pick one?

    HE

  44. Frank White says:
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    Good Morning Buddy… Should I drop Masterson for Duffy?? I’ve been meaning to drop him but there’s NOBODY out there for pitching and I’m in a 10 team.

  45. RicoSuave says:
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    Awesome read Grey! Thanks!

    I need to start 5 SP for this week (H2H points league… W/L/QS)

    who do I start?

    Cobb @ TOR,
    Fister vs Tex,
    Gray vs DET and LAA,
    Hutchison vs TB and KC,
    Tanaka vs MIN,
    McCarthy vs SD and CIN,
    Porcello @ OAK,
    Cole @ LAD,
    Chavez vs DET.

    Thanks again!
    Cheers amigo

    • RicoSuave says:
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      I hope you can help me out before the lineups lock at noon! Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RicoSuave: McCarthy, Hutch, Fister, Cole, Gray

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: Thanks a lot Grey!
        “Grey es el Rey”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  46. Frank White says:
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    I picked up Garrett Jones for Fielder. Do you like Morse better then Garrett??

    • @Frank White: I think I’d rather have Morse ROS, but Jones is too hot to ignore at the moment.

    • Frank White says:
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      Sorry Man, Or just pickup Arcia instead cause I have another 1st basement and could put Arcia on Utility or I can drop Rajai Davis or Jay Bruce for Arcia?? Can you please answer my questions individually please..? Thanks

  47. malamoney

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    Where’s the Closer Report?

    Keep two of Jim Johnson, Ernesto Frieri and Mark Melancon for saves.

  48. ‘morning Grey, fellow commentators — I picked up Norris as a replacement for Wieters, but now that Norris is slowing from his torrid pace, would you switch him out for Ramos, Alex Avila, or maybe Suzuki? Or should I hold for a bit? Norris is still walking a lot and working counts.

  49. stonepie says:
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    bauer or kuroda?

    • stonepie says:
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      @stonepie: also- worried about rizzo? his may has been awful, the FB distance has tumbled and well..cubs. thinking of trading him while i can before this turns into a repeat of last year

      i really like moreland

  50. Chris says:
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    Helo grey+,
    Hope you enjoy your memorial day.
    With Napoli on DL, which of the following would you add for my UTL spot:
    Dunn, Quentin, Ike Davis, Neil Walker, Junior Lake (for some reason, I like him), Mitch Moreland, Matt Dominguez, or Oswaldo Arcia. I need help across the board.

    Also, time to trade Verlander and cut the losses. Another team offerred me Kluber for Verlander?
    Thanks

  51. Scooter G says:
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    Hello Grey! Who is the best bat to stash with hopes of future success? Shallow 8 team league… Gyorko, K Morales, Taveras, B Butler, W Veneble

    • The Thumb says:
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      @Scooter G: at this point Oscar. Keep an eye on Gyorko though, he’s starting to heat up

  52. Harris says:
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    I know you said sell kemp. In a ten team h2h that means dropping him. Has it come to that?

  53. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, Who will you start today?

    Roark vs MIA (SON $10.4)
    Tepesch vs MIN ($9.5)
    Eodalvi vs WSH ($4.9)

    Thanks.

  54. Ante GALIC says:
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    Hello Grey!

    Happy Memorial Day! I always refer to the number of comments before I decide if I should leave one or not! Today when I logged in, number of comments…69!!! Perfect number for you and the Cougar if only it were 1985. Anyhoo, had a few quick questions.

    Planning on starting Shields and Sanchez in my SP along with 3 other winners. Would you sit either or both Shields or Sanchez for any of the following?

    Bailey, Cole, Kazmir

    Ty,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: You too! Start all I guess, don’t know their matchups

  55. tom` says:
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    “Lohan got through rehab quicker than this guy.” Gray, I spit out my coffee and had a great laugh after reading that line. Dat’ was a good one yeah

  56. Chris says:
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    My OF includes Billy Hamilton, Wil Myers and Matt Kemp. In a points league….these guys suck. I’ve tried to trade Kemp for a while and nobody’s ever interested. It seems like he isn’t even playing every game. With Taveras and Polanco a few days away from a promotion would you lose any of these guys for one or both of the rookies? 10 team points – keeper league.

  57. Adam says:
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    Eovaldi and Tillman. SON is luke warm on both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Is this a question?

      • Adam says:
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        @Grey: would you start them?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Adam: Don’t know their matchups

          • Adam says:
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            @Grey: Nate @was
            Chris @mil

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bench Tillman

  58. Big W says:
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    Morning!

    We taking a chance on smily at oakland today?

    Thanks in advance!

    • JFK says:
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      @Big W: Have him in two leagues and sitting him – his BB rate has been super-high, he hasn’t had a lot of success in Oakland, and the A’s bats have been quiet, which means they’re primed for another offensive explosion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big W: In some leagues

  59. James says:
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    Arenado’s current DL stint aside, would you rather have him or Anthony Rendon long term in a dynasty league?

  60. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Sorry, had an additional question. Would you start MadBum for 1 start over Ross and his 2-start? I’m concerned with Ross when he pitches on the road.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: I guess, no idea of their matchups

  61. Jon says:
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    Would you add Montero over Peavy, McCarthy, Eovaldi, or Chavez?

    • JFK says:
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      @Jon: I wouldn’t own Peavy, but I’d hold the others over Montero until he establishes more consistency.

  62. The smell of that leather mitt says:
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    What to do with Cingrani?

  63. Take 2 says:
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    Funny shit as always grey, I hope your making an appearance on the TV on the radio, radio podcast tv show between beers today. ROS: Rockin’ and a reamin’ Pomeranz, or porcello?

  64. DancinHomer says:
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    Happy Memorial Day! Time to enjoy some BBQ, beers, & baseball!

    Trying to chase some saves. Got Perkins, belasario, shaw, & just holding Axford ( dropped Frieri when he lost the job and couldn’t pick him back up in time). Would you drop any of the above names for:
    O’Day
    Webb
    Allen

    Thanks in advance

  65. LT says:
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    I have cingrani, liriano, and porcello since day 1 still rostered. The SP left on waivers is just slop at this point with Scott Feldman and some of these new kids from the mets (not anyone good). Do I hold liriano with the awesome matchups on the way? Cubs 2x, mets, someone else trash. These guys all were my draft picks along with Salazar! WTF fellas! Barely a question for you mostly complaining

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LT: Sure

  66. Myles Standish says:
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    Britton or Melancon?

    • JFK says:
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      @Myles Standish: Britton for me; as Grey noted above, looks like he’s Buck’s huckleberry in the 9th. Grilli’s back and the sentimental fav until he gets injured again.

  67. Randy BoBandy says:
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    I’m going to shamefully admit I had Beckett on the bench – but it only cost me 1 category, so I’m not that irate.

    Can Cobb stop the Jays tomorrow?

  68. Andrew says:
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    Skaggs has been very inconsistent, @seattle tomorrow should be a great matchup for him though right?

  69. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Was offered longo and hamels for Donaldson. Seems like a must accept but I feel like longo isn’t what he used to be. Still need to pull the trigger though right?

    • JFK says:
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      @Randy BoBandy: @It’s Enrico Pallazzo: Longo’s heating up, and Donaldson’s coming back to earth (though I still like him over Longo ROS) – with Hamels on the Longo side, that’s a clear win for you.

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @It’s Enrico Pallazzo: I like Donaldson n more than Longo at this point, but with Hamels added I would take that.

  70. papasmurf says:
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    i will take credit for the longo hr. For the first time all year, benched him. I have never failed this year to get a hr by sitting a struggling starting hitter.

    thinking of benching papi today to get him out of his funk.

      • papasmurf says:
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        @Grey: Haha! See?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  71. Millenball says:
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    chapman/weaver or kluber/hamels

  72. Roger Rocket says:
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    Trade my A Jones for Freeman? I still have an OF of Brantley, Choo, Moss , Marte and Eaton after the fact and need some insurance at 1B in case Abreu doesn’t heel well or whatever the case.

    • Bauer Pauer says:
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      @Roger Rocket: I like the pun. Personally, don’t think it’s a bad trade, but what do I know

      • Roger Rocket says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  73. J Boy says:
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    Guru in need of swipes without totally sacrificing other cats – who do you like best ROS in a 14 team roto:

    Pollock, Lake, Aoki – also have the option of snagged Arcia and looking elsewhere for swiperinos…

    Not exciting, I know. Thanks!

  74. SMLV1 says:
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    Would you make any moves to improve my team? I know its a lot of info, but hoping you can take a few minutes to take a look.

    Molina
    Goldy
    Dozier
    Phillips
    Wright
    Andrus
    Stanton
    Choo
    Rios
    Holliday
    Rizzo
    Moss

    Santana
    Shields
    Fister
    Eovaldi
    Porcello
    Chavez
    Pomeranz
    DL T. Walker
    Rosenthal
    Papelbon
    Frieri
    Doolittle

    Best Bats Available – G. Jones, Springer, Granderson, Chisenhall, Ozuna, Lake, Bonifacio, Parra, LaRoche, Gattis, Wong, Viciedo, Davis, Span, Smith, EYJ, Pollock, Hart-DL and Loney. (Baez, Polanco, Taveras all NA).

    Best Arms Available – Richards, Simon, Vogelsong, Harang, Niese, Hutchison, McHugh, Beckett, Roark, Skaggs, Vargas, Wheeler, Peavy and Bauer. DL- Gio Gonzalez, Holland, Gee, Kelly, Hellickson, Paxton and McAllister.

    Best Closers Available – Mejia and Belisario.

    12 team standard Y! league. 1C, 1 1B, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 SS, 3 OF and 2 Util spots

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SMLV1: Impossible to know what your lineup is

  75. Jaw says:
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    Fielder was just dropped in my league. 12 team 5×5 h2h keeper $280 budget 8 keepers max. The winning faab bid determines his keeper price for next year. How much would you bid on him? 3 DL spots so I can stash him for the year.

  76. tim says:
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    keeper league, last place team is about to have a firesale to get better/cheaper keepers for next year. its not if, but when he sells. whatever top 4 team he sells to will probably win. we can keep up to 7. hes still playing hardball and wont sell cheap, even though he should.

    I have: he has:
    Pence ($10) ellsbury ($22)
    Choo ($11) a. jones ($24)
    Harvey ($10) kershaw($36)
    Goldy ($11) Desmond ($18)
    trout ($52)
    Rizzo ($10)
    Hanley ($23)

    I need steals the most, and not huge on A. jones.
    thinking Choo/harvey for ellsbury/kershaw. or throw in hanley and desmond if he wants more.

    you see any other good deals i can pull off with this setup? or should i just hold, i have someof the best/cheapest keepers in the league. (everyone is kept at a $10 minimum, so rizzo/goldy/harvey all minimum keepers)

    • tim says:
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      @tim: he has ellsbury/jones/kershaw/desmond in case above is confusing

    • Grey

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

      • tim says:
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        @Grey:: he’s going to deal kershaw,ellsbury,jones to someone. I think it’ll make that team win the league.

        i was asking if selling choo($11)/matt harvey($10) for ellsbury($22)/kershaw ($36) would be a good deal. both choo and harvey have great keeper values though, so i didnt know if i should just hold and keep them cheap next year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Kershaw side

          • tim says:
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            @Grey: thank you

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @tim: i’m not really seeing anything worth trading for… razzball doesn’t like ells bury and kershaw, you don’t like jones, desmond is a little expensive compared to your OFers who are better and much cheaper…

      • tim says:
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        @Beardcrabs: he’s going to deal kershaw,ellsbury,jones to someone. I think it’ll make that team win the league.

        i was asking if selling choo($11)/matt harvey($10) for ellsbury($22)/kershaw ($36) would be a good deal. both choo and harvey have great keeper values though, so i didnt know if i should just hold and keep them cheap next year.

  77. First of all I would like to say a prayer for all of our fallen soldiers, true heroes each and every one of them..Thank you to all who have served and continue to serve!

    Memorial Day is supposed to be a somber day set aside for remembrance of those that have died serving their country.

    PLEASE do NOT wish anyone a ‘happy’ memorial day, instead say have a ‘nice’ Memorial Day..PEACE

    Now onto my baseball question..

    Maikel Franco worth an add over Nick Castellanos? Or keep Nicky?

    thanks as always Grey, enjoy your Memorial Day mate..cheers

  78. SMLV1 says:
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    Start Rizzo facing Petit or Moss facing Scherzer?

    • SMLV1 says:
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      @SMLV1: My bad, Moss is facing Smyly

  79. Ben. says:
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    Which side?

    Hosmer/Wong or Kinsler.

  80. Ragman says:
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    drop prospect Jon Singleton for Oswaldo Arcia?

  81. Principal Blackman says:
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    Hey, Grey, I have a supplemental draft coming in my 16-team points league (keepers). This is the first opportunity to make changes to my roster since the opening day draft. And these roster changes will be in effect until the second supplemental draft shortly after the all star break. So it’s not quite ROS, but it is long term. My offense is pretty set, thankfully (amazingly I have escaped significant injury on that front), but my pitching could use some twerking…errr, I mean tweaking. Frankly, my starting rotation is a bit of a mess. I’m thinking of dropping Liriano, Masterson, Erasmo Ramirez, Martin Perez, & Danny Farquahar although I should probably consider keeping Liriano and Masterson given what’s out there. I’ll be picking 10th or 11th depending on the standings, so not all of these guys are guaranteed to be there. Are there any from the following list that you would definitely target over my current schmos? Any definite avoids? (ROS Streamer values in parentheses)

    Dallas Keuchel (2.5)
    Danny Duffy (1.2)
    Jorge de la Rosa (-0.7)
    Ryan Vogelsong (-1.7)
    Garrett Richards (-2.1)
    Jason Hammel (-2.2)
    Chase Anderson (-11.7)
    Jesse Chavez (-12)
    Alfredo Simon (-12.7)
    Drew Pomeranz (-15.1)
    Andrew Heaney (n/a)

    Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      Throw Brandon McCarthy ($3) on to that list of free agents.

  82. Mr. Rickey says:
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    ROS: how do you rank : Springer, Arcia, Garrett Jones, Span, Ozuna

  83. Boy Wonder says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Start Seth Smith or Pollock today? Thanks!

  84. Oppo Taco says:
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    Rizzo or Vmart ROS?

  85. Kyman says:
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    My 3b situation is a hog loppet of hot schmotatoes… Yomama Solarte, Lonnie Chisenhall.
    Team “Benny The Jet” has Josh Donaldson & Eva Longoria and his Napoli just hit the DL…
    Q: Do I offer up my Freddie Freeman for his fill-in the ___________ (aforementioned 3baggers)?

    Also thx for Teheran & Cobb-salad. And I finally dropped Gyorko, but grabbed Springer so thx!

  86. Redd says:
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    Hey grey, my opponent has a lot of two start pitchers for this week(ryu, grenike & mark buerhle ) I just have cueto & smyly as two starts; would you drop Gerrit cole to add one if these to stay at pace w/ opponent. But I’d be benching either Strasberg or tanaka if I do that.

    Here’s the two start pitchers I’m looking into; Ervin Santana, Jered weaver, tanner Roark , Lance Lynn, evoladi.

    Next I currently have my RP’s set up as keuchel & smyly, keep smyly there or drop for tanner Roark for that RP slot , I know keuchel has one start but I still like him there even w/ one start.

    Thanks again love your posts! Keep up the great work! FYI this is a 10 teamer, h2h points w/ weekly roster locks (locks up at 1pm)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Redd: No, I wouldn’t drop Cole

  87. Mark says:
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    Arcia or Calhoun?

      • Mark says:
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        @Grey: thank u

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  88. Trymore says:
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    Need some lineup advice for a weekly 10 team 5×5.

    Who do I sit out of the following…Bruce, Addams, Craig or Marte…pick one.

    Who do I sit out of the following…Reed, Street, Cobb or Bailey…pick one.

    Thanks

    • Grey

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      @Trymore: Adams…Bailey no idea of matchups

  89. Trymore says:
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    Chisenhall or Mark Reynolds this week?

  90. Lville Jim says:
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    I take that Harrison’s playing time will suffer when Polanco gets the call up. I picked him up especially for his 2b eligibility. Here’s hoping Marte runs hard into a wall soon.

  91. BR808 says:
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    Hope everyone has the same Memorial Day plan as me. Kick back drink a beer and listen to some baseball out in the yard!

    Tough call this week for my 3rd OF spot Eaton or Ozuna

    Thanks for the advise!

  92. Hurling Darvishes says:
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    Drop chisenhall, kalhoun, liriano, r montero for oswaldo?

  93. Mikey B says:
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    Love your Votto comment. Hopefully everyone else continued reading to F).

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Also liked your Votto comment and after reading to F I realized I might need a 1st basmen upgrade with just him and Hosmer ROS? Some guy is loaded at first base with Goldy, Pujols, VMart, Morse, and Belt on DL … anyone on my team worth trading for any of those? Ideas?
        12 Team H2H:
        (1) C: W. Rosario
        (1) 1B: Hosmer
        (1) 2B: A. Hill
        (1) SS: D. Gordon
        (1) 3B: Seager
        (3) OF: Ad. Jones, Bautista, Myers
        (2) UT: Heyward, A. Gordon
        Bench: (Votto, Gyorko, Gattis)
        (2) SP: Bumgarner, Homer Bailey
        (2) RP: K-Rod, Belisario
        (4) P: Eovaldi, Kluber, Estrada, McCarthy
        Bench: (Porcello, Chavez )
        (1) DL: T. Walker
        Bench Total: (5)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bumgarner for Pujols?

    • Alex says:
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      @Mikey B: Also liked your Votto comment and after reading to F I realized I might need a 1st basmen upgrade with just him and Hosmer ROS? Some guy is loaded at first base with Goldy, Pujols, VMart, Morse, and Belt on DL … anyone on my team worth trading for any of those? Ideas?
      12 Team H2H:
      (1) C: W. Rosario
      (1) 1B: Hosmer
      (1) 2B: A. Hill
      (1) SS: D. Gordon
      (1) 3B: Seager
      (3) OF: Ad. Jones, Bautista, Myers
      (2) UT: Heyward, A. Gordon
      Bench: (Votto, Gyorko, Gattis)
      (2) SP: Bumgarner, Homer Bailey
      (2) RP: K-Rod, Belisario
      (4) P: Eovaldi, Kluber, Estrada, McCarthy
      Bench: (Porcello, Chavez )
      (1) DL: T. Walker
      Bench Total: (5)

  94. matt says:
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    I need a second baseman and a first baseman looking at kolton wong or gordon beckham and Adam LaRocheor Mitch Moreland, which two should i add?

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @matt: Wong… Moreland for now, add LaRoche later on if he starts to heat up…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @matt: Wong, Moreland

  95. Jaw says:
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    Was just offered cargo (non keeper) for springer ($15) in a 12 team 5×5 h2h keeper. $280 budget. I’m in third place. No limit on years kept, 20% annual keeper inflation. My current OF keepers are trout $18 puig $15 and maybe melky $10. Should I pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jaw: I’d take CarGo

  96. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    8 Teams, H2H, 8×8, Holds and SV

    I have Allen, Shaw, Doolittle, Papelbon.

    There are Balfour (i dont like him though), Mejia, Frieri, Qualls and Rondon out there. I tend to sit tight but i wanted to know your opinion. Would you drop anyone out of that list for one of these guys? I mean i dont see anyone. If at all then it must have been either Allen or Shaw but i simply cant do a move as long as i dont know who will get me holds and who is gonna go for saves. I have to own both until the shituation clears up a little bit. Right?

    Thanks

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Moscowitz: And would you start Eovaldi at Washington? I am hesitant. The heart of their lineup has been hitting him pretty well. Desmond .375, LaRoche .500, Werth .290, Rendon .286….

  97. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Trade my Springer for his Dee? I am very solid in pop categories and could use some speed. We play 4 OFs and I have Stanton, Braun, Bruce, Leonys and Crisp (Bryce on DL). At 2b/mi I’m rotating b/n Wong, Lawrie and N Walker. Knowing I need speed and am deep in OF, this is a no brainier, right? Springers ree-dic last few weeks is making it tough to part with him. Thanks

  98. tim says:
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    I must have missed this at some point, but what the hell is SAGNOF haha

  99. your mom says:
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    is any of russell martin/grandal/avila/doumit/iannetta/jaso better than zunino/ruiz? 2 catcher league.. thanks!

      • your mom says:
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        @Grey: gotcha! thanks.. also, drop ajax/crisp/ jennings for jaime garcia? my other of’s are myers, springer.. we play only 2 OF’s with 2 UTIL… 12team 5×5 h2h league

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jackson

  100. Dark Knight says:
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    14 team H2H league, $100 FA budget for season. I was down to $42 and it’s only May.

    Just sold Liriano to another manager for $5. good or too cheap? I was going to drop him today so I just thought I’d take the money and run

  101. B.o.B says:
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    What do you expect out of Hosmer rest of season? I have Moss at 1B and my only closers are Rondon and Casey Janssen. The team that lost Fielder is looking for a 1B now and has a plethora of closers. Would you trade Hosmer for Uehara? He also has Kenley Jansen, Cishek and Balfour..would you do any of those for Hosmer if he were to deny Uehara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B: I wouldn’t trade Hosmer for a closer

  102. Andrew says:
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    Tomlin at White Sox
    C Young home vs Angels
    Tillman at Brewers
    Milone home vs Tigers
    Ross at Dbacks

    Can you rank these starts? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: Ross, Milone, Young, they’re not good

  103. Josh Freeman says:
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    Happy Grey day!
    2 questions: OK to try Jaime Garcia ROS?
    Also, Trumbo for Latos…. who wins in a points league ROS?

      • Josh Freeman says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Have a good holiday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  104. Drafter baller says:
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    Would you move Braun and Teheran for Stanton and Masterson? My pitching should be ok without Teheran since I just got Cobb back and expect Bailey to straighten out…

    It’s a 14 team keeper league where we keep three players from various tiers… So presumably Stanton rather than Braun would be my “superstar” keeper for the next couple years

  105. Jacks says:
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    Yikes, my choice this week is Hanley or Venable. Depleted bench due to injuries. 3 lefties out of six on tap for the Padres. Which one? thanks

  106. Commissioner of the Fantasy Overlord Defamation League says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great Article. Always look forward to reading it. You may have answered this already but I’m not sure. In a 6 offensive category league (BA, R, RBi, HR, SB, OPS) would you rather own Springer or Pollock for the remainder of the year? Assuming good health of course, but the FO might have something to say about that.

    Thanks,
    Da Commish

  107. gg says:
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    who do you like better ROS? what about dynasty?

    Yelich, Melky

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gg: Yelich

      • Rudacious says:
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        @Grey:

        Grey. Yelich over Melky?

        I can 100% understand as a dynasty, but when you talk about just this season, do you still put yelich in front of Melky?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re close, Melky slight edge

          • Rudacious says:
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            @Grey:

            Nice. Thanks for following up Grey.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  108. phenomenot says:
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    Anyone and everyone,

    Quick pick Two

    Calhoun, Span, Dickerson, Lind

    Merci

  109. FagSwag says:
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    Pick 2- Tillman, De La Rosa, Vogelsong, Roark, McCarthy

  110. Hi again, Grey — Who do you see as the top 3 from among Roark, Eovaldi, Bauer, Pomeranz, and Hammel? I need pitching help across the board in this 14-team roto league. But what I need most are wins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Eovaldi, Bauer, Pomeranz

      • @Grey: Not what I predicted, but good to know. Thanks!

  111. Awesome Auger says:
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    Rick Porcello is that bitter ex girlfriend who always made you miserable. You swear you’re done with her for good, but she shows up at your door on a friday night when you’re hammered. She looks hot and you convince yourself she’s changed for real this time, only to have her try to ruin your life a few days later.

    • Rudacious says:
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      @Awesome Auger:

      Porcello has been great. Love owning him.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Rudacious: that dude is muddling last year’s porcello with this year’s one with that bad start last time (at least i hope that’s all it was)

  112. JoeG414 says:
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    Heyward or Chisenhall ? Ros 6×6 roto

  113. John says:
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    10 team somewhat shallow rosters….my worst 2 bats are A ordon and Myers. Should i look to add recently dropped hosmer or take a shot on singelton. I will be dropping a pitcher if I do this and they will be come a bench bat until I make a trade.

    Which one or None?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer over Gordon

  114. Boomer19 says:
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    Was just offered Minor for my Janssen and Markakis. Grab Minor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  115. Joe says:
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    I’m wondering if I should tweak my roster. I have one too many catchers but I don’t know whether to drop Gomes, who has outperformed Rosario, or to try to trade Rosario on his name value. I’m also presently cursed with Cingrani and Hosmer.

    Would you drop anyone on my roster (below) for any of G.Jones, Ozuna, Span, Taveras, Polanco, Smyly, Qualls, or Betances?

    12-Team, H2H, 5×5, non-keeper

    C – Gomes
    1B – Freeman
    2B – Hill
    3B – Longoria
    SS – S.Castro
    OF (3) – McCutchen, Choo, Cepesdes
    Util (1)– Melky
    Bench – Hosmer, Rosario

    SP – Cain, Teheran, Fister, Cingrani, Lynn, Kazmir, Bauer
    RP – Cishek, K-Rod, Frieri

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade Rosario for anything and play Gomes…If you can’t, drop Gomes for Polanco… You have no one to drop on your roster…

  116. B.o.B says:
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    Is there any idea when Alex Wood will be back in the rotation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      When an injury happens

    • The Thumb says:
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      @B.o.B: Or Harang and Floyd eventually blow up

  117. Rudacious says:
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    Eovaldi @ WAS

    Do we start him? He’s been a lil rough lately….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  118. ajfjunior says:
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    Please pick the best three players i should own… one of them would be used as my EH
    13 team mixed league.
    Arcia, Willingham, Leonys Martin, Kole Calhoun, and Billy Butler… i have been using Butler, calhoun and Martin but thought maybe Arcia and Willingham may help me instead…
    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin, Calhoun, Arcia

      • ajfjunior says:
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        @Grey:
        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  119. Boy Wonder says:
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    Hi Grey, was just offered Cole Hamels for my David Wright. which side? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wright

      • Boy Wonder says:
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        @Grey: how close? thanks gain Grey!

  120. No Soup for Yu says:
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    Hola Grey

    What side do you like in 5×5 categories league with OBP?
    D Wright
    Wacha and Mejilla

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wright

  121. The Thumb says:
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    Hey Grey, trying to buy low on Carlos Gonzalez in a roto league where I’m desperate for an offensive spark. The dude I’m trading with wants Beckett
    Which package should I offer?

    Beckett with one of (Sale, Gray, Cobb, Teheran) or (Big Papi, Bruce, Pujols)?

    Keuchel and Heaney are my other starters while my other offensive studs are Jones, Beltre, Morse, Adams, and (hopefully soon) Gyorko.

    My biggest needs are RBI and AVG while I lead the league in almost every pitching stat. With that said should I hold where I am or still pursue CarGo?

    Sorry for the long post.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckett with Sale

      • The Thumb says:
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        @Grey: Is that more because of Sale’s injury concern or the thought that Cobb/Teheran/Gray won’t get it done?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Injury concern

    • The Thumb says:
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      @The Thumb: Eovaldi is a FA and there are some capable streamers so I guess the pitching loss wouldn’t be devastating

  122. Maikel Franco worth an add over Nick Castellanos?

    Also Javier Baez hit a grand-slam yesterday and has a 10 game hitting streak and has really gotten it together it would seem, time to stash him again?

    thanks, cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, in some leagues

  123. Snacks13 says:
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    Just traded Miggy to make room for Gyroko… Feeling a heat wave coming on. You with it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy Tejada? Sure

  124. sam says:
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    trout/choo or puig/carlos gomez in a keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  125. Boy Wonder says:
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    The guy just countered. Pedro Alvarez and Cole Hamels for my David Wright. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedro

      • Boy Wonder says:
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        @Grey: just accepted. thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  126. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    15 team roto with 37 moves left for the year. I think i’ve finally cast off a lot of shitty pitchers for better options (liriano/koehler), and possibly shored up fielder problem with ike/juan f. but now asche goes out (already waiting for zimmerman), should i wait and gamble that others get him if i happen to be away from a computer for 4 or less hours the day he’s called up (like bauer week and a half ago) or just grab franco now?
    2. 12 team H2H where i have gyorko/beckham. should i grab alex guerrero over beckham, or stash him NA instead of singleton (already have hosmer/rizzo). i have aybar at MI, segura at SS. this guy sounds like he’ll be up very soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Grab him now 2. No

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: in #2. it’s 8 moves per week (sorry i forgot to mention), and one of beckham or gyorko sits everyday. Wait, i forgot, alex guerrero can’t come back for what, like 4 more weeks with the missing ear?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  127. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    Hey Grey,

    My pitching has been brutal lately, I’m getting killed in ERA and WHIP weekly. Here’s my staff:

    Cueto
    MadBum
    Chavez
    Ventura
    Tillman
    Liriano
    Vogelsong
    Peavy
    Koehler
    Paxton (DL)
    Holland (DL)

    Obviously you’ve made your feelings known on Liriano falling apart, and the regression fairies are all over Kohler. And Tillman has been awful. Just picked up Peavy off waivers to see if he does anything. Planning on dumping Kohler when Paxton comes back, but there is NOTHING on the wire for pitching in this league. Cut Liriano or Kohler for speculative saves (Motte is about the most promising guy available) or a guy like Elias, or just hold them and don’t start them for now until I get some help off my DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Koehler for Elias

      • TualatinTwoStep says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Grey: @TualatinTwoStep: it’s possible you have some others to drop, but you didn’t mention any other open pitchers (SP) other than Elias. i would see if any other guys are grabbable for tillman or liriano.

  128. Plumbing4 says:
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    My current 1B, 3B, and OF
    Pujols, Morneau (UTIL)
    Machado, Bogaerts
    Yelich, Marte, Adam jones, Myers polanco with Harper on the DL

    We play no CI, 2 UTIL and 4OF

    I was offered Hosmer and Rodney for Myers and machado. Should I counter with Machado and Yelich for Rodney and Hosmer / Machado for Hosmer or / Myers for Hosmer

    Or I can hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado for Hosmer

      • Plumbing4 says:
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        @Grey: he agreed. Thanks for the recommendation

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  129. Bye Felicia says:
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    Trade offer Villian trades me: Tulo, Peralta,Samarjza,Looney,Kemp for my Pujlos,Altuve,Ramirez,Marte,Rizzo. What do you think guys im only 60-13 with a game lead. I told him that deal on a scale of One to.Ten is a big ZERO and it makes Zero sense for me.

  130. Bye Felicia says:
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    Trade offer Villian trades me: Tulo, Peralta,Samarjza,Looney,Kemp for my Pujlos,Altuve,Ramirez,Marte,Rizzo. What do you think guys im only 60-13 with a game lead. I told him that deal on a scale of One to.Ten is a big ZERO and it makes Zero sense for me.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Bye Felicia: 17 games lead, sorry I don’t know what’s wrong with my phone?update screwed itvall up

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: of course im not making that deal. Not when he has springer,Puig,Cargo 2.0, Trout also. He’s ffering me filler for 3 top 5 position players and one top 10 pos player. He’s crazy…

    • Busher says:
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      @Bye Felicia: It’s a very bad trade. You’re in first place, it’s not because you should trade your Top 5 batters.

  131. Bye Felicia says:
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    Giancarlo just hit another bomb! Oh YEAHHHHH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  132. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    david murphy or arcia in 12 team roto OPS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: gotta hope he’s not gone in 12.5 hours. didn’t notice murphy had day off and left in lineup.

  133. The People's Strudel says:
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    Grey,

    Who would you rather have ROS, Arcia or mista steth smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  134. The Thumb says:
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    Sv+hld league where I have to drop one of David Carpenter, Cody Allen, Adam Ottavino, or Grant Balfour.

    Leaning Balfour because he’s been so god awful but he’s the only real established closer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ottavino

      • The Thumb says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey, you the bomb dot org!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  135. pipa says:
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    Lohse for Bailey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

  136. pipa says:
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    Arcia or T Hunter ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hunter

  137. Druss says:
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    Hi Grey ,

    10 team keeper league with about 320 players rostered. I have Wilson Ramos at Catcher. Should I hold or drop him for Pierzynski or Ianetta . Same League should I pick up Arcia for Pollock?

    Thanks!!

    • Fitz says:
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      @Druss: 32 man roster in a 10 team league ? My mind is blown !

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Fitz: that’s even deeper than my 10 teamer with 10 bench spots for 30 per team. it’s a good idea as it will play more like a 12 teamer, actually even deeper than more standard 25 man roster 12 teamers. more like a 13 team.

      • Druss says:
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        @Fitz:
        Well its hard to find good owners and we did not want to a shallow league. We also added 4 DL spots and 2 NA spots for minor leaguers so we are rostering more than 320! I don’t like playing to shallow a league because then its no fun ! No streaming no waiver wire and I hate playing in deep leagues because if you lose players to injuries the waiver wire has nothing. I think our league is decent with how it is.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Druss: i agree with deeperness to your small number of teams. i don’t understand what you mean by no waiver wiring though. Do you guys have no add/drops?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

      • Druss says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks Grey! I doubly rush to read your posts every time Encarnacion hits a Home Run :)
        Its become a story on its own I hope he continues to mash and you continue to write on it . Its quite hilarious!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  138. Fitz says:
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    Does Betances need to be owned in 12 team leagues regardless of his non SP non closer status?
    Also, Salazar had a decent start last night in Triple A 5.1 IP 2 ER 3BB but 9 Ks would you stash him over say Bellisario or Webb (waiting for the next save opp outcome)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure on Betances… Three walks in five innings isn’t great

  139. JoeG414 says:
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    Trade question: I get Jason Heyward & Joakim Soria. I give D Viciedo, Chisenhall and Drew Pomeranz. I could use a Closer and I have Paxton and D Holland coming back.
    6×6 daily roto.
    Whata think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  140. goodfold2 says:
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    belisario or webb, or just wait till today when belisario might blow up yet again?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: could go oday too, but that seems stupid with WSOX being one of those 2 guys. only way oday would come back into convo is if webb/patrikca form a committee, which could happen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait

  141. goodfold2 says:
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    harrison/dejesus/prado for runs/avg/OPS in that order. currently have harrison since he’s hot and hits at top of order.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: so that is the ranking for those 3?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Looks fine

  142. David Niven says:
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    Should I drop Fielder for Arcia in redraft leagues, or wait? And am I starting Ross tonight–needing era help?

    Thanks alot man. Have a great day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia… Sure, start Ross… You too!

  143. goodfold2 says:
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    WARNING WONG OWNERS! possible rainout today. get other 2b in.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: tried to bench wong for solarte, and then noticed that they’re both in the same game. hmm, at least the rain can’t bluff me out of the pot on wong today.

  144. Wacha Wacha says:
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    I cant believe both guys are sitting there still but I only get one add per week 10 team categories… Keuchel or Taveras? I dont necessarily need hitting more than pitching or vice versa… just want the best player.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keuchel

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: Keuchel has been the BEST SP in May, how is he still unowned in any league bigger than like maybe 8 teamers (even in those he should be owned, just i could believe it)

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: clearly i meant smaller than 8 teamers would be the only ones i would think he’s still there. i could see just 2 good starts being unowned, but not this many.

  145. Jon jay says:
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    Which two you got for the ROS?

    Latos,Eovaldi,Kennedy, Hughes,Pineda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, Latos

  146. frankgrimes says:
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    I knew but now it’s official Tillman you’re dead to me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey: recommend a movie to take the girl to later?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I saw Neighbors yesterday, it was pretty meh, but she might like it…

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @Grey: is that a remake of the Belushi one? lol

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Unfortch, no

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @frankgrimes: i benched him in 16 teamer and dropped him 13 hours 23 mintues ago in 10 teamer.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: looking for replacements for him, but they’re like this: vargas/tomlin/colby jacked cheese/nuno/kendrick. probably vargas (eck)

        • frankgrimes says:
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          @goodfold2: yea nothing out there for me either kinda knew big risk but two starts so I threw dice and came up craps
          eovaldi was decent and need Ross to make a quality start tonight.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @frankgrimes: that’s why i only benched him (in 16 teamer), other options aren’t good.

  147. Wilsonian says:
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    Hanging on to Cingrani in an 8 Team H2H or dumping him for:

    Archer
    Harang
    Pomeranz
    Neise
    Lackey
    Odorizzi

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: assuming he gets demoted, who is the best overall pickup for the ROS out of that group? I’m assuming Pomeranz…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, Pomeranz

  148. Milarky says:
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    Any reason I shouldn’t trade Garrett Jones for Carlos Santana? Jones has helped me with Belt on the DL, but I have Swisher to sub in. I don’t like Swisher either, but essentially he has been a DH for me which is what Santana will be, so it’s a straight swap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  149. Clive says:
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    Who wins this trade in a 10 team keeper?

    I give up Bautista (would be a 1st rd keeper next year so not much value)

    I get Bumgarner (4th Rd) & Myers (16th Rd)

    It would obviously hurt my OF this year, but big boost to SP + the Myers keeper value.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  150. goodfold2 says:
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    NYM are freakin stupid. Valverde gives up double and 2nd hit in one inning, so let’s leave him in. yeah, that’s the ticket.

    • Jacks says:
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      @goodfold2: Ha, check the Mets twitter account. They dropped his ass before he could even take a shower.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jacks: they should drop the manager for even thinking to put him in, and then after he does LEAVING him in for the 2nd inning.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice

  151. Dkohn says:
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    Gr~ey,

    You is da man.

    What caliber player has to be offered for Tanaka?

    Would you offer Pujols?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t trade for a top starter

      • Dkohn says:
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        @Grey: “You’re absolutely right.”
        What was I thinking.

        It has to be at least…3 times bigger.

  152. Dkohn says:
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    Also how do you do it?

    Sandoval is on a tear since you said to buy him.

    Respek

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Respek!

  153. Red Barons says:
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    Is Smyly getting tired as a starter or is he just in a slump? Wondering if it’s worth dropping him for Britton or Webb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Britton

      • Red Barons says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I was getting worried with the intermittent relief appearances, increase of walks lately, and now giving up all those HRs in O.co.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  154. Mike says:
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    I think I asked a couple of weeks ago – drop 3B Seager for 3B Sandoval – and I think the answer was hold at that time. Is it still a hold today?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  155. goodfold2 says:
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    wong just slid past 3rd base bag due to rain soaked mud.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  156. Beyond says:
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    Hi Grey,

    A couple for ya…

    SS: Drop A Simmons for J Rollins?

    2B Drop Gyorko for Beckham?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons…Gyorko

  157. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Who do you like better – Sean Doolittle or Zach Britton – for RoS?

    Actually these are my RPs currently…

    Ernesto Frieri
    Jason Grilli
    Jason Motte
    Sean Doolittle
    Zach Britton

    I am looking to drop one now for a waiver wire pickup.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Britton over Motte

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Mike: motte for doolittle if you like saves, or just get the best pitcher.

  158. SteveNZ says:
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    Look at that jump link to the comment box!

    Some old-school HTML right there – nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, you’re welcome!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I complain a lot about the ill fortune that besets my h2H team, so it only seems fair to say that I got both Britton and Panda off the waiver wire…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Glad to hear your sister by proxy of you didn’t pick them up first!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: No way.

            BTW, up against EE this week. That scares me…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I will octagonally pray for you

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: And there he goes. Had to happen, I guess.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah

  159. Myles Standish says:
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    Melancon with 2nd save in in the last 3 games. Maybe hold on instead of dropping for Britton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  160. EK says:
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    Pls rank for H2H pts?
    Colon vs PIT (11.7)
    Miley vs SD (8.8)
    Masterson @ CHW (4.4)
    Morton @ NYM (4.2)
    Leake @ ARI (1.5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake, Miley, Morton

  161. OaktownSteve says:
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    Cathy Moriarity was great in the original Neighbors. She did Raging Bull and Neighbors both before her 20th birthday I think. “Vic tried to pork me…”

    Milone dealing today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And in B-movies by her 30th birthday…

  162. john says:
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    Cont’d . due to shallow roster just drop a Gordon for hosmer, obvious upgrade to just swap or go with Mejia?? Lackey?? Wld like to keep arms.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop Gordon

      • john says:
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        @Grey: lackey or just work on trade to make space

        • John says:
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          @Grey: @john: In my league its so shallow hard to trade a gordon type. I can work on a trade but if i want hosmer its lackey or gordon that has to go.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Drop Lackey then

  163. Rondelio says:
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    Junior Lake, Wong, or James Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lake

  164. sul says:
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    Which side in a 10 tm, h2h league? (Keeper as well)
    A: Greinke and Solarte
    B: Rios and Cashner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B

  165. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    >Be me
    >Start yelling at TV when Samardzija bats in the 8th after throwing 105 pitches
    >Still yelling as he comes out for the 8th
    >Cry after Pagan gets lead off hit
    >Will rage throw remote when the worst bullpen in baseball blows the quality start

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: Sandoval left Pagan on 3rd after striking out looking. I’ll take it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  166. ferris says:
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    If only someone had said to start eovaldi like 10 times sonofabench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: like clapping your ankles together in wizard of oz? start eovaldi.. start eovaldi

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Watched the original Wizard of Oz with the kids the other day. Had never seen it before. Considering its age, a marvel of art direction, set design and in-camera creativity, it has to be said.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wow, you have never seen it before? That’s almost as amazing as the movie, they don’t play it every year by you on TV?

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: They probably do, just never watched it before, for some reason. Kids’ reaction is funny when I explain how “there were no computers involved in the making of this movie.”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

                  • goodfold2 says:
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                    @Grey: when the kids get a little older (or you parent how i would, just kidding i won’t have kids), you can tell them about how somebody hung themselves during one scene in the background. pretty scary, and morbid.

  167. Mike says:
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    What SP (+ QS) would you consider equal value for Pedro Alvarez (+ OBP) ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Around Cole

  168. JMAC says:
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    I’m in a 10 team H2H keeper league and Latos and Cashner are on the waiver wire. When is the right time to stash either (I assume Latos). And what date do you think he’ll return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stash them now if you have room

  169. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    So I’ve lost J. Hamilton sliding into 1st, Arenado sliding into 2nd, and Harper sliding into 3rd. All with thumb injuries. All with head first slides. MONTHS worth of injuries. If Billy Hamilton can break his thumb sliding into home I can complete the injury cycle. Instead of head first slides teams should start telling kids to run the bases with both thumbs shoved up their ass and running first to third like a keystone cop having a rectal exam.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  170. Snacks13 says:
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    Garrett Richards or Homer Bailey ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

  171. Party Boy John says:
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    if homer bailey is available and i have cingrani would you drop cingrani for homer? do you like homer better than chavez or kasmir?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  172. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    for some reason espn’s box scores have locked up. yahoo’s fine though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  173. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    hutchison starting to look terrible with the lack of strikes, now up to even in balls to strikes, in weirder news longo just stole a base. isn’t he projected at 0 steals.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: F You Hutchison! thank god i don’t have this schlub and Smyly anymore at the same time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, a mess

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: looks like he’ll get a win though, so there’s that.

  174. SeanMcD says:
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    Drop Prado for Ozuna? Position eligibility isn’t important to me, just production. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  175. PJ says:
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    Grey, I have Matt Harvey in a keeper league. 12 teams, 30 players, 8 keepers. I’m not a strong contender this year so I’m looking to next year. I might let Harvey sit all year and keep him for the long-run, but I also think pitching is overvalued in the league and I’m tempted to trade him. What’s better: 1) gamble on keeping him or 2) trade him for a 15th round pick in 2015?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1

  176. Joe says:
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    Grey who you like better lance lynn or hisashi iwakuma or micheal wacha?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha

  177. B.o.B says:
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    Mejia or Britton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mejia

  178. Rock says:
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    drop Any of the following for Aaron Hill, who just got dropped?

    Kole Calhoun, Garrett Jones, Mitch Moreland, Denard Span, Derek Norris, Devin Mesoraco…

    Gyorko is my 2B, Wong my MI

    I have complete faith that Gyorko has about 23 home runs in him for the season, he just needs to find the groove, and for that reason I am reluctant to drop him

    I’m way too deep at OF (Bruce, Baufeasta, Brantley, Myers, B-Ham, the above schmotatos…)

    thanks grey and friends

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris

  179. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    anybody curious as to why Wacha was yanked after 7 and only 84 pitches, he only had 6 baserunners at that point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guessing it was a scoring opp for the Cards, and they wanted a pinch hitter

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: went back and looked at it, holliday (3rd in order) was up in next inning, so it’s probably just Matheny being an idiot.

  180. SteveNZ says:
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    Look at G-Spring go!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Killing my yordano though…

  181. David says:
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    Based on your rule of thumb that any pitcher with a +6 difference in k/9 & BB/9, I’m looking at some pitchers sitting on waivers who I’d like to add for smyly (who I’m done with). I’m in a league w/ QS & k/9 instead of wins & k so I need not worry about losses. I just need consistent pitchers who will get me minimum 6 inn, 3 er, 6k baseball.

    Collin McHugh w/ 6.8 (20th in the cat)
    Brandon McCarthy w/ 6.28 (27th)

    Thinking I should jump on McHugh for smyly.

    My rotation is anibel, cobb, kluber, kennedy, skaggs, smyly, beckett, pomeranz, porcello, cashner.
    Any other suggestions? I’m hurting for quality starts and need better k/9 rate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go McCarthy…

  182. Abdoozy says:
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    Jay Bruce. How long do i put up with his imitation of Carlos Santana?
    When he’s not striking out at an unprecedented (for him) rate, he’s hitting grounders into the shift.
    With only one DL slot my bench is thin.. I don’t like bench bats and I have Arenado, Abreu and Lee in the infirmary.
    Everyone else in the outfield (Stanton, Cutch, Coco, Thmith) is carrying or at least hitting his own weight. I’ve floated trade balloons but nobody wants to offer anything for big bad Bruce… Smart league..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He just returned from DL, gonna take him some time to get hot…

  183. Mike says:
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    Would you drop Tillman for Tanner Roark or Brandon McCarthy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy

  184. SteveV says:
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    Two questions 1) Hutchinson or Archer?
    2) Would you trade Kazmir and Doolittle for 2. Either Archer or Hutchinson or Cingrini pick 2.

    • SteveV says:
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      Or for 2) I can just do Doolittle for Cingraini or Archer or Hutch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer… I wouldn’t do that trade…

      • SteveV says:
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        Which trade wouldn’t you do. Doolittle for Archer or Doolitle and Kaz for Archer and Hutch?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d do Doolittle for Archer

  185. Long Bawls says:
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    Yordanoy. Yordanoof.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  186. nick the dick says:
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    beckett/cingrani/heyward/bauer vs. sonny/price/robertson?

    • nick the dick says:
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      @nick the dick: Guy in my 10 teamer is tanking and said hes taking offers and everyones available so im trying to cash in on beckett and possibly trade cingrani if, god forbid, they stupidly send him to the pen. also want to open a spot to grab taijuan and get rid of my weakest outfielder to slide in polanco and taveras. Ok offer to start considering ill grab walker too? offer more or less? thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sonny

  187. SeanMcD says:
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    Mejia or Balfour?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Balfour

  188. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    Infante or Beckham in OPS and total bases league as backup to Hill.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Infante

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: glad i stashed him then.

  189. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    now 40% of my player pickups for the week are killing me, with Hutch and McCarthy. worst part is i’m playing against Ross too. I know i’ll be dropping Hutch (doesn’t matter what opp with that outing), but McCarthy has been pretty good lately.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: jesus, plus it was EVERCAB! so the guy in the 5,000 suit gets it up the ass. C’mon! ERA/WHIP ruined for week already.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: damn, it’s easy to say now, but should’ve gone Milone/Quintana.

  190. Nightpandas says:
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    Oy, pet detective…..

    Cuddyer or Latos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, yeah… Cuddyer

  191. sam says:
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    we thinking springer is the real deal now? pretty amazing last week. what kind of players would you trade to get him for in a keeper league, ive been trying a alex gordon/jon lester combo to everyone/anyone and no one wants those guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He wasn’t the real deal before?

      • sam says:
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        @Grey: well just the terrible slump he was in adjusting to mlb pitching

        • sam says:
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          @sam: what kind of player would you offer to aquire him?

  192. moronymous lohse says:
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    Another phuquing ligament injury? This is getting stupid.

  193. kev says:
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    Springer or Myers ROS? Is Niese legit? Keep him over Wily Peralta or trevor Bauer? Drop Billy Hamilton for Gregory Polanco?

    good stuff as always

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @kev: he’s gotta be over bauer at this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers… No on Niese, no on dropping Hamilton

  194. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    ok i have goldy and mccarthy against ross. this is a big deal here. AU SHIZZ

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: that’s the sound of my water breaking (or something else flowing out of my pants)

  195. fausto says:
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    Springer has me sprung like sir mix a lot…
    who loses job first latroy or balfour? Im debating on grabbing ottavino or joel peralta..Also is bryan shaw worth keeping? he’s not getting the save opps. Though he should be.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold shaw

  196. SteveNZ says:
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    Ryu…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Awwwww.

  197. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    damn ross/owings/pennington couldn’t get even 1 more guy in when they’re on 2nd and 3rd! 3 tries, no sacs,bunts, or hits. Ross deserved worse.

  198. jaw says:
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    i was proposed felix and cargo (both non keepers) for yordano $10 and springer $15. 12 team 5×5 $280 h2h. given the yordano uncertainly, should i pull the trigger? im in third right now with a solid team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Felix side, it’s not close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Assuming you can win this year

      • jaw says:
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        @Grey: im 4 games out of first and have a pretty stacked team, definitely can win this year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it then

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @jaw: terrible trade

      • jaw says:
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        @frankgrimes: for me or the guy who proposed it?

        • frankgrimes says:
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          @jaw: Felix side hands downs is better.

  199. John says:
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    my harper and pujols for Davis!! thinking no but might be able to get an arm too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • John says:
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        @Grey: shoulda added what arms i may be able to get, i need SP needed before today and Im a ventura owner so i need more. Sanchez or wacha or again hold.

  200. SteveNZ says:
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    Uh-oh. Yordano left with ‘lateral elbow discomfort”. MRI tomorrow…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah!

  201. Beam Me up Scottay says:
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    Best ROS SP: Milone, I. Kennedy or H. Alvarez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

  202. Abdoozy says:
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    At least Ryu won’t be getting cold while his team bats around…

  203. peejer says:
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    Think Girardi will give Betances the ball in the 8th??
    I have him in a holds league but aside from the k’s I dont think he is worth keeping over Peralta B.Wilson Loup McGee who R still on the wire ….do U?
    If u agree who do you like of these??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Wilson

  204. Mr. Glass says:
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    Who you dropping ventura for Eovadli, Lyles, Vargas, or Travis wood
    Ventura left with lateral elbow discomfort. .. the summer of tommy john seems like it wont end

    • quimmy says:
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      @Mr. Glass: eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Mr. Glass: what kind of league is eovaldi still available in. i’m in 10 teamers where he was gone in mid April.

  205. quimmy says:
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    Gray, do you think there is any chance wade davis gets stretched out to go into the rotation is ventura misses a chunk of time? davis’ numbers sure are purrty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not as purrty as a starter

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: he was not good as starter, but shown at least twice to be a dominant RP. now and on TB.

  206. tbone2917 says:
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    Will you rank the order off the SS you would want for the rest of the year? Standard 5×5 league. Thanks

    Aybar, Alcedes, Villar, Peralta, Asdrubal, Simmons

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar, Alcides

  207. Ooh ooh that smell says:
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    Ryu is available.

    Drop Cingrani or Kennedy for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani

  208. Ooh ooh that smell says:
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    Paxton or Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  209. Mr. Glass says:
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    Brian Wilson needs to go back to hanging out with Dallas Braden this guy blows… why not just leave in Ryu dude had like 95 pitches

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  210. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    This is insane now. Another one bites the dust. Hate to jump the gun but the writings on the wall. He’s been off his last few starts.

  211. E says:
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    for pts:
    Leake @ ARI (1.5)
    or
    Duffy vs HOU (8.6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake

  212. SteveNZ says:
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    Would be pretty sweet if G-Spring could cap this day with a home run…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: You’re welcome.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @SteveNZ: how many nooses have been tied and ready to hang from ceiling fans by those with so little patience they dropped this guy. Ha! we all gotta duck, when the upside hits the fan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68LAbJtd4uk

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You’re a magician!

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Grey: watch, i’ll wave this wand shaped thing and E5 will hit a homer or more tomorrow. there! (problem is i’m playing against him in 2 different H2H’s)

  213. Myles Standish says:
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    Ryu is available.

    Drop Cingrani or Kennedy for him?

  214. Jacks says:
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    Holy sh-t … I traded Ventura moments before his start. The offer had been up a while and the owner accepted. It’s a weekly league, lineups locked, Ventura’s numbers were mine for the week … don’t know why the guy didn’t wait.

    I told him I had no clue he was about to get injured and I didn’t. Noboby did as far as I know. He was 98.4 mph avg last start. He’s been looking good. But this may cause some turmoil for me.

    I got $30 Bautista and $20 Nathan for $2 Yordana and $6 Yelich …

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Jacks: no turmoil for you. also manager just said he was told it’s not TJ side of elbow. so maybe just shorter DL stint.

      • Jacks says:
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        @goodfold2: I just read that … best outcome for me is a slightly injured Ventura who just can’t sustain acehood with his slight physical assets. I had already dealt that owner Matt Moore in the offseason. Sending him two TJ victims would result in some serious black-listing. I didn’t plan either of course. Just knew to exercise caution with young arms who have control problems.

  215. E says:
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    Pls rank ROS for W, K, ERA, WHIP:
    E. Santana
    Dickey
    Eovaldi
    Hughes
    Vogelsong

  216. SteveNZ says:
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    How are we feeling about Hughes at home v TEX tomorrow? SON says ‘meh’, but most of the Rangers hitters have a pretty ordinary record against him…

  217. nick the dick says:
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    yo G drop e santana or cingrani to grab n stash walker a good idea?

  218. Robby D says:
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    Picked up Kluber and Skaggs on streams, but they have stayed for a couple starts because the matchups were good and they’ve been better than Liriano. Is it time to cut bait with Liriano and throw him to the fishes?

    Also, I’m in a ten team league (ESPN) where someone dropped Sterling Marte, is her preferrable to Ozuna long term? My OF was stacked because I kept like 4 OF (Bruce, Stanton, Cargo, Cargomez) and drafted Brantley late, so with Bruce back I have an extra OF/Utility guy in Ozuna. Not sure what if I should jump on Marte for the speed with some power?

    Also damn the baseball gods for injuring both of my 3rd baseman. Zimmerman and Arenado are sitting on the bench forcing me to use Lonnie Chisenhall. Here’s to him hot schmotatoing it all over the place until one of them gets back.

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