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When I told you to pick up Joaquin Benoit yesterday, I was 85% sure he would close games until the Tigers traded for Papelbon, who will be known in Detroit as a Papelbonneville.  Then, because Leyland reads Razzball between smokes, he named Benoit closer by not naming him the closer.  He said, “I’m not naming anybody closer.  I’m just saying if Benoit was available right now, I would try to close with him.”  Thanks for clarifying!  Managers deciding on a closer is like debating euthanasia.  Valverde’s done, pull the plug!  The Yelp reviews for Benoit are through the roof, but there’s a lot of five star reviews from fantasy baseballers with only one other closer.  I’d grab Benoit in all leagues and hope he can hold the job and make the thought of trading for Papelbonneville absurd.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Andrew Bailey – 0 IP, 2 ER, 4th blown save, has now given up 7 runs in his last 5 appearances.  Before yesterday’s blown save, the Red Sox said Andrew Bailey was healthy.  The Red Sox also said the earth is flat, but they were comparing the earth to Billy Butler.  As I said yesterday, Bailey is not healthy.  Bailey doesn’t give up runs in every single game he pitches when he’s healthy.  It’s a pretty simple logic problem from there.  Runs = Not Healthy.  I did that math in my head.  Then after yesterday’s blown save, the Red Sox said Bailey is out as closer.  I grabbed Tazawa prior to the latest blown save, so that’s who I want to get saves, and lots of them.  Koji Uehara could also be in the mix.  That mix features David Guetta.

John Lackey – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, 3.03 ERA.  Here’s the thing, and there is a thing.  Lackey’s peripherals look like he’s usable in all leagues, but if you ask me if you should pick him up, I’m going to say no.  I Lackey the enthusiasm.  See what I did there?  Do you see?!

Ryan Braun – Could be out a month.  Aw, someone’s got a boo-boo that hoits dem turribly!  Braun need a kiss on it from his Maw-Maw?  Maybe his mom can make him some chicken soup with HGH in it?  DOES HE NEED A WAMBULANCE?!

Jean Segura – 2-for-5 with 2 steals (22).  As they used to say in film school after a good short film, Jean-Luc Goddamn!

Yovani Gallardo – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I dropped him about a week ago.  I don’t even remember who I dropped him for.  I’m gonna say Hector Santiago, or maybe it was Gerrit Cole or maybe it was Corey Kluber…Whatever, not the point.  The point is, I dropped him and he’s still stressing me out!

Jonathan Lucroy – 2-for-5 and his 7th homer.  “So…about J.P. Arencibia?”

Jim Henderson – 1 IP, 1 ER as he entered the game in the 8th and blew the save.  Hey, Jim, if there’s any way for you to return to the closer job, you have to set-up K-Rod so he can get his 300th save.  There’s a lot of pieced together “Congratulations Trevor on number 600″ banners just wasting away here.

Carlos Pena – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games.  If you need a refresher, I told you on Wednesday to pick him up for power.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy because he’s here now.  Act like you know, MC Lyte!

Matt Dominguez – 3-for-4, run, RBI and now hitting .333 over the last week.  For whatever reason, he’s batting 8th for the Astros.  If you can name the first seven guys in their lineup, you’re Bo Porter.  Hey, Bo, how about you move Dominguez up to the five hole?  Thank you.

Roy Oswalt – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 11 Ks as he was promoted.  Finally, he gets a chance at the big show!  I wonder if his grandchildren were in attendance for his first game?  11 Ks are nice, but 4 earned runs against one of the worst offenses in an away game?  Rockies could be longing for Jeff Francis once Oswalt is pitching a mile high.

Bryce Harper – Hitting in a cage, and he’s close to returning.  Get him in your lineups (when he actually does return; this is helpful, huh?  Sorry, was reading an ESPN news blurb and it inspired me.  My favorite current ESPN news blurb is for Mike Carp, “He’ll play in the 2nd game of the doubleheader.”  That was three days ago and he still hasn’t played.  Thanks, ESPN!).

Jordan Zimmermann – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, 2.26 ERA.  You know what else has three M’s and three N’s?  Nom nom nom.

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 1st steal.  That’s a nice added bonus.  Steals aren’t really a huge part of his game.  Maybe because he’s filling in for Espinosa he’s taking over his characteristics.  Like Whoopi in Ghost.  Rendon:  Medium Infielder.

Denard Span – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 8th steal.  When you signed up in the preseason for 25 steals from Span, you didn’t think it would go like this, huh?

Adam LaRoche – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  After 7 homers in May, he’s still homerless in June.  It starts with one, Adam, maybe tomorrow eve?  This blurb was brought to you by Kirk Cameron.

Alex Cobb – Diagnosed with fluid in his ear.  Plouffe was out for a month with a concussion after taking a knee to his head; Morneau still hasn’t fully returned after a similar injury five years ago (guesstimating how long ago it was).  I hope Cobb comes back, but to think he’ll be effective again this year is more optimistic than even Maddon who said Cobb may not pitch again this year.  Who are you, Florence Nightingale?  You gotta mend Cobb’s wobbly head?  Send him a Get Well card and drop him.

Evan Longoria – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and 2 homers.  20 more to go!

Desmond Jennings – 3-for-4, 2 runs.  I hate to aid and abet here, but I wouldn’t mind some steals.

Yunel Escobar – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Since the Blue Jays had the day off, someone needed to step up for resident short schedule Mr. Boombastic, Colby Rasmus.

Matt Moore – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks and the Win vs. the Yanks.  Say it with me…Sonavabench!

Jon Niese – Likely headed to the DL with a shoulder injury.  He threw a pitch and then winced the same way people used to after seeing his nose.

David Wright – 3-for-4 with two solo homers.  C’mon, David, CougarLife said they don’t like long balls.

Mike Minor – 6 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Hard to fault a guy with a 2.89 ERA, but let’s try.  This was against the Mess!  They only have one guy hitting above .300 in their lineup.  So, that means you pitch around him, you don’t groove two so he has his best game of the season.

Tyler Pastornicky – 3-for-5, 1 run with his 2nd start of the season.  So, of course, he hit leadoff.  I’m not saying Simmons has been terrific, but why isn’t he hitting leadoff over Pastornicky?  Was it because of Gandolfini’s passing and Pastornicky sounds like a character from The Sopranos?  BTW, my mother, who’s Italian, broke the news to me on Gandolfini within 10 minutes of it happening.  I think there’s an app for bad things that happen to Italians.  So, what does she say, “Well, at least he died in Rome.”  Like that makes it all better.  Being near the Vatican.

Justin Upton – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Box score shows a multi-hit game, but I didn’t see it so I have to trust the work of whoever does box scores.  Who does do box scores anyway?  Are they outsourced?  Is someone in Nepal like, “You spilled chutney all over my screen and now I don’t know what Andrew Bailey did!  Oh, my goodness!  Okay, let’s assume he gave up a run.”  I bet the Nepalese box scorers are really good in their fantasy leagues.

Tom Koehler – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  After every batter he faced, he yelled, “Nobody puts Koehler in the corner!”  He left in a strait jacket after the 7th.

Chad Gaudin – Left the game after taking a liner off his arm.  Oh, boy, the hubbub about protecting pitchers better is only going to get worse.  Maybe Selig can get every pitcher to wear a helmet made of hair — let’s call it a steel toupee — a stoupee.

Mike Trout – 4-for-4, 1 run and his 16th steal.  Okay, but what did Puig do?!

Mark Trumbo – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Good thing they gave Pujols a $460 million contract.  Where would the Angels find someone to play 1st base?

Peter Bourjos – 3-for-4, 3 runs and a slam (3) and legs (4).  I kinda love Bourjos.  I don’t know why.  It’s like my love for Brett Gardner.  Bourjos is just wildly unappreciated.  Yeah, I’d own him if he’s out there.

Tommy Hanson – 2 IP, 7 ER vs. the M’s.  It’s actually three M’s followed by a plop.

Felix Hernandez – 5 IP, 6 ER, 12 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Rudy streamed Hanson and he also owns F-Her.  Hahahahaha… *breathe, Grey, breathe*  I mean, who streams against their ace?  You fell for the oldest trick in the book.  Oh, my God, this was the best game I’ve ever seen.   13 earned runs in 7 innings.  Oh, it hurts to laugh.  Damn, I think I pulled my oblique.

Kyle Seager – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Seager was loving life in Anaheim last night, singing, “40 Minutes South Of Hollywood Nights.”

Raul Ibanez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs.  Is it weird that the M’s scored nine runs and Ibanez only did this or is it weird that I expect more from Ibanez?

Troy Tulowitzki – Could do baseball activities on Monday.  Until then, he has Jonathan Herrera moving his jockstrap for him.

Dexter Fowler – Could be placed on the DL.  The MRI came back clean on his ring finger, but Fowler was singing “Single Ladies” in the MRI machine, and the hand motions might’ve skewed the results.

Alex Rodriguez – The reports say he is “making fantastic progress.”  Great, I’ll remind my 2006 self to get excited.

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-5 with his 6th homer.  Puiggy most definitely has the conch shell.

Stephen Fife – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Fife’s pitches float on gravity, never had a cavity, got more rhymes than Puig’s got fantasy value.

Pedro Ciriaco – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam and legs.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy/Sell, but no need to wait.  Go ahead, add him now if you need an MI.

Angel Pagan – Had to be carted off the field after suffering a setback in his rehab.  Sounds like he could be out months due to his hamstring.  I guess every time someone hits Heath Bell hard it has no effect on Angel.

Jed Lowrie – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  This was his first three-hit game since the first game of June, otherwise known as June Bloom, no relation to Judy or Josh Lindblom.

Josh Donaldson – 3-for-5.  He has 2 homers this month with a .260 average.  Recently, I’ve been hearing a lot less calls for him to be a candidate for the All-Century Team.  Or how he changed his approach to be more Mike Schmidt-like.  Or how he sleeps with one eye open and that eye is watching video of yesterday’s game.

Alfredo Griffin – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks and a no decision.  Note to self:  Link to that pitching line when asked what the average start is for a streamer.

Josh Lindblom – 5 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks, but he’s being bumped from the rotation for Martin Perez.  Perez was once a top prospect, but he’s looked bleh in limited time in the major leagues and pitches home games at Arlington.  With Martin, I’d say Sha-nay-nay.

Jose Alvarez – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  You’ll see on his Player Page he was predicted to get 3.5 Ks yesterday. (Actually, it might not be there anymore, I think predictions disappear the day after the start happens).  Any the hoo!  Where is my other half of a strikeout?!  I want an 0-1 check swing the ump calls a strike!  So, Alvarez’s filling in for Anibal, here’s what I said previously, “Alvarez’s minor league numbers up until this year are yawnstipating.  Always been solid with his control, but this year he’s’ getting Ks with no walks.  That me likey.  His stuff, no likey so much.  He looks destined to be a reliever.  Depending how long Anibal is out, Alvarez is nothing but an AL-Only flyer.  And if in your league AL stands for the first two letters of a player’s last name, he’s even more valuable.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Drew Smyly – 2 IP, 0 ER, 1 baserunners, 4 Ks and his 3rd win, lowering his ERA to 1.85 and WHIP to 0.98.  Smyly has fantasy owners’ lips with two parallel chevrons.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks to move his record to 10-1.  Murray Chass is already mounting his case for Lynn for Cy Young.  “Lynn wouldn’t have won all of those games without intestinal fortitude or determination.  How do you judge intestinal fortitude or determination?  Is there a newfangled stat for that?  No!  The only way to judge that is by placing yourself in the mind of the pitcher when he is willing his team wins.”

Matt Holliday- 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11trh homer.  Look at Holliday producing without riding Beltran’s coattails.  Since I actually own Holliday, I like that.  He must have intestinal fortitude.

Jon Jay – 2-for-4, 1 run.  He hasn’t had many multi-hit games lately, but when he does have one he usually goes on a tear for a few days.  Watch The Federalist rip up the field for 3-5 days like it’s the Magna Carta.

Welington Castillo – 3-for-4 with his 2nd homer.  Boeuf goes the dynamite!

Shin-Shoo Choo – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 8th steal.  He almost seems afraid of doing more than 20/20.  Maybe he could try to do some pre-Oscar interviews, just to see there’s more out there for him.

Jay Bruce – 1-for-4 with his 5th homer this week.  Bruuuuuuuuce!

Homer Bailey – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, but he was out-pitched by Brandon Cumpton, who I thought was a character in the remake of The Nutty Professor.  Homer-cules!  Homer-cules!

Tony Watson – 2 IP and the save.  This was simply a rest day for Grilli, who worked three of the last four days and would prefer to operate on MOM or HOH.

Pedro Alvarez – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 16th homer.  He’s hotter than Pedro Almodovar dressed as Tintin in a tapas bar in West Hollywood.

Starling Marte – 2-for-5 and his 22nd steal.  He could have a 8/25 season by the All-Star break.  Shane Victorino who?!  He’s an outfielder for the Red Sox.  Used to get 10/30 seasons, but he’s been battling injuries this year.  I know, Random Italicized Voice.  Whew, I was worried for a minute there because I’ve been reading you for a few years and if you didn’t know Victorino, well… Thanks for your concern.

Brian Dozier – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  He now has twice as many homers as Morneau.  Dozier’s name stands for a waiver wire pick up that puts you to sleep, but how much can you fight a hot schmotato?  How much, I ask you.

Oswaldo Arcia – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  He’s had a good game once every week, so he was due.  Where’s Oswaldo?  Waiting for next week.

Clete Thomas – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  I wonder if he’s related to Thomas Neal.  Or even Brandon Cumpton.

Paul Konerko – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, his 7th homer and is hitting over .400 in the last week.  I almost put him in this afternoon’s Buy/Sell, but I refused to believe he wasn’t owned in more than 50% of leagues.  I mean, I get it, he hasn’t been great, but Morneau is owned in 20% more leagues than him?  Granted, 40% to 60% ownership could mean Morneau is owned in one extra league by Peter Dinklage.

Alexei Ramirez – 4-for-5 and his 15th steal.  That is now his 2nd highest season total after last year’s 20.  He also only has 1 homer this year after setting a career low last year with 9.  Did he get invited to a Juan Pierre party where they serve SAGNOF Perignon?  “I feel so bubbly and weak!”

John Danks – 5 IP, 6 ER.  He gave up 4 homers at Target Field.  That’s harder to imagine than buying 4 of those Wal-Mart steaks that they try to peddle through MasterChef.  I had Rudy over for a BBQ and this was overheard.  “Hey, Grey, thanks for grilling me a steak, but it tastes off.”  “Well, Rudy, it only cost $1.99/pound and it comes with peace of mind that the cow wasn’t slaughtered.  He died from natural causes because it didn’t have a health plan.”

506 Responses

  1. ferris says:
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    cobb a straight up drop immediately?

    nice new old avatar!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ferris: Hah, depends on league depth and DL spots, but probably

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ferris: Thanks! What JB said

  2. Kyle says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m looking to pick up Tazawa as a fourth closer in my H2H (I have Janssen, mujia, and Benoit right now), and need someone to drop.

    I have beachy/Erasmo Ramirez using bench spots, so I could drop one of them. I also have 1 too many borderline outfielders/utility guys. I have Prado, Fowler, Myers, Rutledge, and Mclouth all taking occasional days on the bench based on matchups.

    Who should I drop? Or just hold?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kyle: Depending on Innings limit and how much you need pitching, I don’t mind losing Beachy, Rutledge close behind since he’s usually on your bench

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey:
        Damn, so should I not stash beachy? I have Sale, Lee, Minor, Colon and Straily as starters. KJ and Balfour as my closers. Thnx dudes

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think Beachy is a difference maker this year

  3. DrEasy says:
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    OK, the Nepalese Box Scorers need to become a regular fixture here. I’ll probably name my next fantasy team after them.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DrEasy: Haha Jim Joyce graduated from their umpire academy

  4. TRJFT says:
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    Drop Corey Hart for Eric Chavez?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TRJFT: I’d probably hold Hart with a DL spot

  5. Bas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Have an offer to give Gerrit Cole and Frazier for Greinke. Not doing well in whip/era/wins/K’s
    Have Liriano, Dickey, Hamels, Milone and Bailey as starters. Smyly, Mo, Holland, Perez, Belle, Veras relievers.
    Can replace Frazier with Lind and have Bourjos/Young as match up guys. It is 5×5 keep 6.
    Do it?
    Thanks!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bas: I think I’d do that I think Greinke bounces back enough to make that a nice buy low

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bas: Take Greinke

  6. Yeshcheese says:
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    Ike Davis moves closer to plate!
    http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=858050-mets-ike-davis-making-changes-to-swing

    Is there anybody better than Gray at picking hot donkey schmotatoes? I’ve been riding the Pedro Alvarez train all June. Pena just hit another HR this week. I’ve seen you pick Dunn, Plouffe, etc. Grey Albright: Donkey Master

    I can’t believe I traded away S Marte in a keeper. I thought the 400babip wouldn’t last.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Yeshcheese: Hah yea hopefully the Mets can fix it and get him comfortable like Dom Brown having to go through all sorts of changes, but a little different

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yeshcheese: Mazel tov….I could’ve told them that two months ago, I should be a batting coach

      • Paddyman says:
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        @Grey: Pretty sure you did!

  7. Brooke says:
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    Good morning Grey. I’ve been mixing and matching my 3B slot with Arenado, Gyorko and Rendon so far. Brett Lawrie is on waivers right now and I was wondering if you think I should drop one of my 3B for him? I hear he may be a week or two away from returning.

    • Brooke says:
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      Oh yeah, and thanks for bringing sexy back with the regular picture!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Brooke: Ha…Hmm, tough call, I guess Gyorko…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Brooke: Yea Lawrie’s upside is worth losing one of those guys, probably Gyorko right now because he’s still hurt

  8. True story: I had an appointment to interview James Gandolfini for work today, Friday, in Sicily. I’m writing about this film event where he was supposed to appear, partially to participate on a panel about the future of cinema, blah blah blah. So with his death, they wanted an American on the panel and so now it’s going to be me! I hope they don’t expect me to channel Gandolfini. I think I’ll mention your mom’s comment that at least he died in Rome … seems like it’d be appreciated by Italians. I’ll let you know how it goes over.

    Anyway, something potentially useful: Chicago newspapers are speculating the Sox might trade Jesse Crain to the Tigers and cited someone at Frangraphs that he’d be a better fit than Papelbon. And I imagine he’d come much cheaper in terms of prospects. Had you heard about that?

    And my question: I’m struggling for saves. Right now my closers are Soriano, who is strong, plus KRod, who is at least worth roster spot for now, plus Valverde (benched) and Medina. Would you drop either of those last two for any of Ollie Perez, Axford, Rondon, Bailey (who I’d bench until got his mojo back), or even Andrew Miler (Smokey mentioned him as a long shot candidate in Beantown)?

    (Benoit and the more conventional choices in Boston are gone)

    Thanks!

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Enrique: wow, strange coincidence. Good luck!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Enrique: Wow, we’ve got big names all over! I’m a film major so that sounds very interesting – haven’t done anything panel-ish since my Honors thesis hah. Hope it goes well man! Interesting about Crain, yea he would be a good target, I think DET trades for someone. I personally hadn’t heard that one, but had heard Gregerson as an option too. I’m always a guy who likes to won a guy that has the job even if he’s on thinner ice than Obama’s approval rating so I like Bailey over Medina until there’s an official announcement or we see Uehara or Tazawa close a game. Good luck with that panel man!

      • @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB, so among KRod, Valverde, Medina, Ollie Perez, Axford, Rondon, Bailey, or League (dropped by someone else since I posed by original question), which are your top three choices, plus an alternate in case someone picks someone up in the meantime?

        Cool about having been a film major … wish I had that background. I’m a freelance writer and an unofficial film buff, but despite not having a real background in the field I find myself writing a lot on film.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Enrique: Interesting re that article… I like having Krod Valverde and Bailey right now, and throw Valverde Enchiladas on the bench. Not touching the SEA situation, Axford is way out and same with Rondon, so my backup would be League. Yea film school was awesome, barely felt like school, you have anything online?

          • @JB Gilpin: JB — some stuff I write is password protected, but there’s plenty available free and online. If you click on “Enrique” above you’ll get to my Twitter feed, which’ll link to a few recent articles. But if you Google my (real) name you’ll find lots more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: That is a weird coincidence… Also ask them if it’s sauce or gravy…. I don’t listen to many trade rumors at this point, Alfonso Soriano was supposed to be traded 7 times last year… I’d go Bailey over Medina, but on my bench… BTW, thinking about Capri and other Italian islands for honeymoon, you recommend?

      • @Grey: It’s “sugo” in Italian, which translates to “juice” … so go figure.

        I’ll e-mail you about Capri.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grazie!

  9. Zore says:
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    Grey,
    Losing patience with Rutledge already as Tulo replacement.
    Have A.Escobar, A.Ramirez, Jed Lowrie, Aybar, and the above mentioned Pedro Ciriaco waiver wiring it up. Any thoughts?
    Great podcast & blog dude.

    • Doorstop says:
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      @Zore: I’d go Lowrie until a better option arises. YMMV

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zore: I like Lowrie as well

  10. Anthony says:
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    Yo Greycarlo, I have Teixera as my back-up for Votto. Would you recomend dropping him for either Belt or Hosmer? Those are the only 2 decent 1b on waivers in my league. Or should I just hold onto Teix? Thanks brother, have a good weekend.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Anthony: Yea for Hosmer, another setback for Teixeira…

  11. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    I dropped Kelly Johnson for Dozier. Fun tidbit: I live in Fort Myers and my girlfriend at the time was visiting her parents place, a community where Dozier also owns a property. She claims he drove by her, whistled, and “cat-called” her. I think he’s from the 70s, that’s why he’s now on my team.

    • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: Post of the day, sir. You win 3 Internets.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: I chip in another Internet, getting you to 4. I’d rather have Kelly Johnson, but since you can bring your girlfriend to a Twins games and get Dozier all riled up, gotta be a boon to your team.

  12. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    This was during spring training a few months ago, and she’s only like a 7 at best.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: I read that at first and was like, “wtf she’s 7?!” Meh well, Brian Dozier is a 3 as a MLB 2B at best, he’s no Pedroia

      • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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        @JB Gilpin: If Dozier keeps this up, she’s all his. (In reference to his HR tonight)

  13. Oscar says:
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    Should I drop Melky for Bourjos in a 10 team h2h? Also K Rod is available, should I drop Bell or Wilhelmson for him? thanks!!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Oscar: Ehhhhh I love love Bourjos…. But I’d hold unless dire steals need. Wilhelmson is droppable for him right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oscar: Yeah and yeah for Wilhelmsen

  14. TJ says:
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    Hello, I need pitching in a redraft roto league. Could you give an example of what might be fair value for a stud pitcher like Wainwright or Cliff Lee, all else being equal? Would a batter like Encarnacion be fair for both sides? I’m just looking at a ballpark estimate. Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TJ: Yea both of those sound like solid 1-1s searching for pitching, I like em both.

  15. Cabby says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 team H2H keeper league
    Keep 10 keepers
    Potential keepers: Holliday, Agon, Cargo, Hanley, Ryan Zimmermann, Bautista, encarnacion, Desmond Jennings, Hamels, Shelby Miller, Jose Fernandez, rendon, wil Myers, profar

    Basically have too many keepers so I should trade someone like Frazier who I won’t keep anyways for Adam Lind who can help me more this season?
    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cabby: Yea that seems like a good move, I’m not a huge Frazier guy, but I do expect some good Lind regression

  16. Will says:
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    Better ROS in 6 x 6 OPS – T. Hunter or Moreland?

    Thank you!

    • Will says:
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      @Will: @Will: Forgot to include Aoki and Markakis as well

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Will: Kinda depends on steals need, probably Moreland for power, Markakis all around, Aoki steals

  17. GR says:
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    Hey Grey
    Can I get your thoughts on this trade…

    Mike Carp/David Phelps for Edwin Jackson/Dylan Axelrod

    Not earth Shattering but in a 20 Team league it might have some impact…

    Thanks Grey!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @GR: I’m off Phelps but think Carp can be prety damn useful in a 20 team, so I’ll go left – don’t like the other two pitchers either

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GR: I’d take Edwin, but it depends on needs…

  18. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    Should I sit Lester today @detroit?

    • JoeC says:
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      @Bitchesbeshoppach: Lester is dead to me. His April had me beliebing that 2012 was just a bad year, but May and June have dissuaded me of that fantasy.

      Lester is leaky garbage bag full of wet, smelly trash.

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: @JoeC: word! Lester is dead to me as well. Long live the Cleveland Streamer!

  19. Doorstop says:
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    So i traded Longoria for Matt Cain after recently acquiring Rizzo.

    How even is Cain for Longo? I need pitching and have Machado already, and Desmond Jennings can be my new UTIL as my OF was too stacked and i couldnt bench Machado.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Doorstop: Much rather have Longo, not horrible to fit your needs but I woulda shot a little higher for a SP

  20. The Strolg says:
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    1. ‘Tulowitzki has been using a bone stimulator’ is the blurb from the ESPN feed. Thought I’d warn you not to use this in your next podcast or you might lose more of your readers.
    2. On MLB network they went to a live broadcast of AT&T park and it looked like one of the beer vendors had jumped the fence and was shagging balls at third, but it was Panda.
    3. Nothing to see here.

    • JoeC says:
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      @The Strolg: No wonder Tulo gets injured so much. He wants to get back to using the bone stimulator!

      I wonder if he has to operate it himself or does it require some hot nurse to do that?

      Sidenote: the most freaky girls I’ve gone out with in my life have been nurses. Why is that? Is it because they’re near death on a daily basis and know all too well the fragility of life, thus they live life to its fullest by having multiple orgasms and letting the entire neighborhood know about it?

      Discuss!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @JoeC: Anybody that has to work 12 hour shifts at unreal hours has got to have some neurons going nuts. And so stressful they get wound up then go off like an Icelandic volcano… My theory

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Strolg: Or a pretzel vendor that eats half he has for sale every pass

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Strolg: 1. From Brian Dozier prolly as mentioned above… 2. Ha!

  21. DexterHol says:
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    @Grey Should I get Nick Franklin and drop Didi Gregorius? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DexterHol: Yup

  22. Tigres says:
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    Forsythe or Ciriaco in Evercab’s absence? Who will sit once Gyorko comes back?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tigres: Meh Ciriaco right now, and then it’s 50/50 split. A Blahtoon if you will.

  23. TheNewGuy says:
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    Non keeper, send Dom Brown and Cole for Bruce and Wheeler?

    Bruce looks like hes on a tear right now, and I dont like Coles K rate.

    • DB says:
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      @TheNewGuy: That’s a no brainer YES Wheeler’s stuff is so much more dynamic than Coles

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Yup I like that

  24. TheNewGuy says:
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    I hate you Josh Hamilton, talk about a mega ticker tease last night.

    Forget son of a bench, hes son of a bastard!

    Do not know what to do with this guy.

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @TheNewGuy: At least he gets to play in a “baseball town” Yeah. I’m not letting that go.

      Good riddance. Should have kept your fake moustasche, Josh!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: I’m sending the lowest of low-ball offers for Hamilton right now. Like grandpa low-ball.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah but im the one with him! What do you do then?

    • Bubba says:
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      @TheNewGuy: I’m with you bro…Hamilton owners need to form a support/drinking group. Honestly, when I auction drafted this guy I was just looking for a .250 avg. and 25+ HRs with the possibility of major upside…ummm…not so much.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Bubba: I was looking for a .280 AVG and 30HRs…you know pretty much what he’s done if healthy his whole career!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @TheNewGuy: Hah, yea it’s tough being the owner, hold out for a hot week then sell if you can

  25. TheNewGuy says:
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    Yovani Gallardo – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks. I dropped him about a week ago. I don’t even remember who I dropped him for. I’m gonna say Hector Santiago, or maybe it was Gerrit Cole or maybe it was Corey Kluber…Whatever, not the point. The point is, I dropped him and he’s still stressing me out!

    Ha, its the Mat Latos effect all over again! I traded mini-Cargo for him early in the year (looks dumb now I know), so Ive held him determined to get some use outve him.

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @TheNewGuy: I have a magical to kill hitting streaks. Maybe even streaks of all kinds. Sorry Marquis

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: YoGa’s cutter is looking nasty right now. About all that’s different. Plus pretty good matchups in 2 of 3, only Cincy a toughie, then you gotta worry about a terrible bullpen to protect wins. Probably wouldn’t have dropped him but don’t feel terrible about it

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Ha I didnt drop him, the top para’s a quote from Grey!

    • stumanji says:
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      @TheNewGuy: I see your CarGomez for YoGa and raise you Wainright/Holliday for Kemp/Yoga. Me, “YoGa’s a lock for 200+ K! Kemp’s a lock for 20+/20+! Buying low all up in this biotch!”

      FMBBL.

  26. Rod Allen says:
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    Just traded the Macho Man Manny Machado and Justin Masterson for Buster Posey and Jeff Locke. 16 team points league and I have Arenado to play third. Did I sell high enough on Machado?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rod Allen: Yea that looks good, you got an elite hitter back

  27. JoeC says:
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    Oh nice! The old avatar is back!

    Oh my… too much sexy goin’ on there. Chicago was right: “You don’t know what ya got, until it’s gone…”

    I might have to put a square of duct tape over the spot on my monitor where your avatar appears… gets me all hot and bothered.

    The “I just crawled out of your bed” hair, the neck symmetrically as wide as the head, the mustache echoed along the eyebrow ridge with the monobrow, the young chanteuse set of the lips… you have Giancarlo, I have your avatar!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JoeC: But then when you scroll down you’ll be making Jizz In My Pants faces…

      • lonestar says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Sup?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @lonestar: Hahahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeC: You’re welcome!

  28. Jason says:
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    I do not have a great deal of “good” match-ups today. I’m strictly going by who’s been the hottest. I want to get Lind in today but I dare bench Goldy, J. Upton or Segura for the day to do it? Or put Seager back on the bench even after yesterdays great game? Like I said, not too many great match-ups for me to pick from.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason: Nah leave Lind on the bench, 1-8 vs. Hammel, I like the other guys better on a day-to-day basis

      • Jason says:
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        I do to. But, he’s hitting .375 for the week with 10 rbi’s, .304 @ home and .321 vs. righties. Seager is only 3-15 against Colon and .278 @ home. I guess it comes down to these two guys…..

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jason: Yea that sounds right… Um with those numbers for Seager and Lind so hot maybe I do go Lind

  29. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Trade Mike Carp for Eric Young jr? I need steals. Deep league. Thx!

  30. DB says:
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    Bitch Puigs, Trout is yesterday’s news….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DB: Yup

  31. TheNewGuy says:
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    Any of these schmohawks better than Rollins short term in an OBP league:

    Ciriaco, Forsythe, Dietrich (who?),

    Really been getting frustrated with J-Roll, hes done nothing in a long while. Looks like another player father times finally catching up with at long last…damn me for drafting him!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Haha, nah I think you hold your Roll

  32. Wilsonian says:
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    Anyone else who cares to admit they listened to Master P in the late 90s think that Brian Dozier is probably Master P’s favorite player?

    Nope? Just me? OK, thanks anyway.

  33. RTP says:
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    2b ROS: Kendrick or Uggla

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RTP: Kendrick

  34. Nightpandas says:
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    Who would you drop to stash Yelich for next year?

    Straily
    Milone
    Chris Johnson (bench bat)
    Wacha (may or may not keep)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nightpandas: Probably CJ2K he’s got virtually no counting stats

  35. Sawx10 says:
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    Rudy,

    You gonna just sit there and take that?

    • @Sawx10: I already took it up the bum with that double-catastrophe of the start. it burns me more that F-Her would’ve pitched better if he wasn’t spooked by having a big lead. so Hanson double-screwed me.

      • Jack says:
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        @Rudy Gamble:

        belladonna would be proud

        • ha ha. thanks for not posting any links.

  36. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Starting Shelby Miller at home vs. Texas tomorrow?

  37. Chris says:
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    Grey,

    Nice to see that you’ve got your old picture back. I guess that chick asking where your “sexy” picture was worked, huh? Anyway, what’s up with J-Up? Dude has been terrible since his torrid start. Should I try and trade him or doeas he start mashing again?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: Hah, I think he still has enough value to trade, but probably hold for a hot week before you move him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: The dead eyed stare is back… I still have faith in J-Up

  38. The Thumb says:
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    Start:

    Fister vs BOS?
    Cole @ LAA?

    I’m somewhat on the fence about Cole…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Thumb: Man the Angels sure ripped apart Felix last night…. I’d start Fister, bench Cole

  39. TheNewGuy says:
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    Rosenthal now the best non-closing reliever in baseball? His numbers and stuff is insane, got him on a farm team in one league, really hope he closes next year, he can be the next Kimbrel. Yet he doesn’t get any love because he’s not a closer I guess.

    Anyway in a non-keeper would you still rather have Rosie over Oli Perez, even if you were looking for saves (no idea if Perez is gonna get any more)?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: And Rosenthal had a rough start too, if he was this dirty then his season numbers would be fantastic. Mujica has been way too good, Ollie has a better shot to fall into saves even though I hate him. Mujica would have to fall off a cliff for weeks or get hurt.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah im talking about better pure overall numbers/value, Rosie with no saves, or Oli with the chance of getting some.

        I could always use saves (who couldnt!) but not sure if Im wasting my time with Oli, and should just grab the far superior arm in Rosie.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @JB Gilpin: And btw you da man, loving these morning shift responses!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @TheNewGuy: Thanks man! Yeah glad I can get some morning shifts in hope I can do em for a while. Agree Rosenthal I like a ton more for overall numbers and value, he’d be the guy. I’d take the under on 5 more saves from Perez this season, and not in bunches, just sprinkled in until the SEA mess gets a resolution.

    • Bubba says:
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      @TheNewGuy: I saw an article where someone pointed out that if you owned certain fantasy, shaky, back end starting pitchers (like Niese) with low overall K value…that Rosenthal has more Ks than these pitchers and has done so in sometimes less than half the innings!!!…and he’ll help your ratios…just food for thought.

  40. Hey Grey! Can you evaluate?

    I give: Kipnis

    I get: Jordan Zimmermann

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sixto Lescano: Rather have Harvey, like them both

      • @JB Gilpin:

        You like those deals? I hate giving up Kipnis and his SBs, but I’m also kinda thin at SP after dealing away Moore (addition by subtraction, kinda) and losing Cobb.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Sixto Lescano: Yea I do, I mean Kipnis is solid but they there aces haha

  41. Clint says:
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    2 quickies:
    Revere or Bourjos
    and
    Rutledge or Alexei Ramirez

    Thanks for the sound advice, despite waiting on DL’d Hart all year and the newbie DL residents of Braun, Harper, and Price I’m a mere 4pts away from 1st place in my 12 team roto league thanks to Razzball.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clint: Bourjos and Rutledge, unless you need speed from both then Alexei. Thanks man, go crew!

  42. Wheeler of Fortune says:
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    2 Questions for you today.

    1). My pitching rotation right now is Iwakuma, Gallardo (I held out!), Holland, Teheran, Porcello, Parker, Latos, Gee, Quintana (last two are my streamer spots.) I feel like my staff is lacking an ace so since Bourjos is available, I was thinking Ellsbury for Wainwright then pick up Bourjos. You think that is a good move?

    2). Not trusting Holland right now, are we sitting him against STL in a H2H league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wheeler of Fortune: 1 – Yup love the move and love Bourjos. 2 – Yea probably tough spot for a guy struggling a tad

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        did you draft bourjos ?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @costaricanchata: Nope, added him towards the end of his run before DL, dropped, and was able to get him back right before activated

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            not convinced that he’s the base threat that others perceive hi to be .

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @costaricanchata: He’s got the speed to do so, plus good R scoring, a tad of pop, I like him a lot

  43. vohnie says:
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    LaRoche, Lind, or Bourjos as a final UTIL spot for the next couple weeks?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @vohnie: Totally depends on need, like them all for what you need in HR, AVG, SBs respectively as you have them

  44. willclark says:
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    Rendon or Altuve for 2b, ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @willclark: Altuve

  45. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Reddick or Bourjos?

    P.S. Kylesa was siiiiiiiiick, JB.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: Probably Bourjos if you don’t need any steals, and awesome man! Yea their new album sounded pretty good from the few songs I heard, I’ll give it a spin!

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Static Tensions and Spiral Shadow are the two best albums if you haven’t checked them out. Most of the setlist was from those 2.

        You mean Bourjos if I need steals…I need some goddamn HR’s, so I’ll hold Reddick.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: Gotcha, aight I’ll check those out frist. Yup I opposited what I meant haha, what I meant to say was “Probably Bourjos unless you didn’t need any steals” so yea Reddick sounds like your man

  46. dsg says:
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    Drop Morales for Konerko?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dsg: Yea I would

  47. Tortured Fantasy Soul says:
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    I have Vmart Puljos Kipnis Longoria Andrus Bruce Cespedes Holiday Wright, my SP are Darvish, Harvey Ryu Medlen Teheran Wheeler in a 10×10 roto.

    I have Harvey, Wheeler, Cishek, Utley and Vmart for Adam Jones, Carlos Santana and Greg Holland on the table.

    Do I take it with my current roster (will I have enough pitching going forward) and who wins in a vaacum and by how much going forward?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tortured Fantasy Soul: I like the right side, elite hitter, upgrade at closer and catcher

  48. Mike says:
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    When you make a bad trade, how long do you hold the schmohawk you got in return before dropping him so you don’t look like an idiot for trading for the guy in the first place?

    Asking for a friend.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Haha “Asking for a friend.” If he’s hurting your team drop him, better to have people making fun of you for one move than for your team blowing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Depends on who the player is… I’ve dropped guys within days of trading for them… But they were smaller pieces in the trade…

  49. DamnYuDarvish says:
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    12 team keeper league, $250 budget, with $5 price increases per year.

    I’ve been offered $7 Lance Lynn and $23 Jay Bruce for my $12 Strasburg. I could use OF help, and my pitching is middle of the road. I don’t really want to trade Strasburg, but it’s a bit tempting. Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DamnYuDarvish: Nah I’d hold, but I’m not a big Lynn guy. That value for Strasburg is too good for an ace

  50. Talk to me about Martin Perez and Mike Olt. Is Perez just spot starting, or is he up for good? He was a top prospect, and he was killing it at hitter’s paradise! Olt also looks phenomenal since the vision issues got resolved. Will he be called up, and will he finally produce?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @El Conquistador: The only time I’ve seen Perez was when he was against Skaggs and didn’t look great – I think he is spot starting for now. Where will Olt play? That problem will keep him down now there’s Profar in there too and Moreland coming back

  51. Pager24 says:
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    dickey was dropped in my league. Whould you drop Cole or Wheeler for him?

    also are we starting Cole vs LAA?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pager24: Ugh probably no to both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pager24: I’d drop Cole for him, but I probably wouldn’t start Dickey immediately

  52. papasmurf says:
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    I bull-dozier the hell out of that dude from Colorado from his rut-ledge. His previous parking spot in Smurf Village is now reserved for honorary smurf Danny Devito.

    *yeah not my best moment… really forced it there. My belly’s full of smurf elixir gimme a break*

    ATL had like 37 hits off Niese but the only position players without hits are both on my team! That is the magic of being a smurf…

    I guess Rudy was hedging his bets, but Hanson is done. What a shame. He looked like at least a strong #2 when he came up. Meanwhile Jake Westbrook is on pace for his best career ERA.

    • @papasmurf: My team is solid in wins – just saw that as a strong streaming opportunity since there are only so many games where: 1) good pitching park, 2) pitcher at home, 3) weak opponent offense, and 4) available pitcher to stream. Profited nicely from Blanton’s start earlier in the week under the same circumstances. I won’t rule out streaming Hanson again if the stars line up like this again but probably only if he’s looked solid in his recent starts (which he had).

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Rudy Gamble:

        your stream machine missed the boat on this one :
        guthrie will dominate the white sox , this time around .

        • I do like betting against the White Sox offense when they are on the road so I’m not in total disagreement w/ you. You realize, though, that Guthrie didn’t have a K in either of his last 2 starts (http://razzball.com/player/2072/Jeremy+Guthrie/). Such little upside…

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Rudy Gamble:

            yeah , the lack of k ‘s are of some concern , but ,
            a) he’s due
            b) like his familiarity with the chisox line-up ,
            and ,
            c) love his home record .

            biggest problem , right now , is (me) trying to figure out some sort of
            double-reverse hex , so that guthrie can go out and pitch without
            being saddled by my smoldering pile of jinx .

            • you need to kill a chicken and then use his beak as a pick while playing This Land is Your Land on an acoustic – making sure to cross your toes when you sing ‘gulf stream waters’.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @papasmurf: Haha papa… Yea that sucks, Niese is terrible sorry your guys couldn’t do it. Hanson is toast, agree, why I said I won’t touch him anywhere, and I don’t mean it like that

  53. kyle says:
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    Drop Cobb in a keeper league with two DL spots, but Reyes, Buch, and Sanchez already on DL?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @kyle: Yea

  54. TheNewGuy says:
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    Dont know if you go back any check for responses above like Grey does so ill post my response here.

    Yeah was kinda looking for the best overall numbers in the Rosenthal or Oli Perez decision. Dunno if its worth wasting my time with Oli as I could use saves (who couldnt!) but not desperate for them, maybe just roll with Rosenthal and his great numbers even if it comes with zero saves?

    And I was talking about next year re Rosie getting saves. Mujicas only tied down to a 1 year deal so after this year is a FA, so next year could be seeing the next Kimbrel/Chapman like dominant closer enter the frey. Sure hope so!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: I do, but it takes me longer :/ But yea could easily see Cards letting Mujica walk and throw Rosenthal into the role.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Forget it man, you responded above, nice one. Hope you stick around on morning shifts!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @TheNewGuy: Thanks me too!

  55. Streamer = Any SP you even think about benching.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sixto Lescano: Matt Moore a streamer?

  56. Jack says:
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    Need to start 3 of the following:

    Will Myers
    Mitch Moreland
    Dominic Brown
    Alex Rios

    TIA!

    • Jack says:
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      @Jack:

      math sucks….need to start two.

      • Terse

        Terse says:
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        @Jack: I’d say Mitchy, Dommy, Alex

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jack: Brown and Rios

      • Terse

        Terse says:
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        @JB Gilpin: didn’t see the two, sorry. I agree with JB

  57. In need of power in a 14-team roto league, mostly due to having drafted Ike and now relying on Hosmer at 1B — two homers! Jeez!

    Anyway, I picked up Brandon Moss in hopes of getting some power there, but will I be better off switching to Colvin once the Rockies return home? Carlos Peña and Logan Morrison are also available.

    I know I should trade for help, and I plan to try, but guys don’t trade much in this league. Any under-valued power 1B you can suggest as a possible target?

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Enrique: in the words of Grey, “a rolling moss gathers a lot of homers”. I’d personally stick with him

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Enrique: agree hold Moss, trades – maybe Trumbo? Very low end LaRcohe?

  58. Bernie Brewer says:
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    In my 10 team, H2H league, I have Pedroia and Prado to cover 2B (plus Gyorko is a FA so I could snag him). Would it be too much to give up Pedroia to get Yu, Verlander, or Scherzer? The guy who has all 3 of them is desperate for a 2B and I was thinking of offering him a trade, but wanted another opinion.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bernie Brewer: I like it for the first two SPs, don’t like it for Scherzer

  59. CT Old School says:
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    Homer: Come to Homercles!
    Marge: [laughs] I can’t! The beans will burn!
    Homer: Homercles cares not for beans!

    (The Simpsons – Season 4 – Episode 13)

  60. Pete says:
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    Ok to stream your buddy Figaro Sunday against Atlanta if needed in a H2H points league? Don’t want to burn another add for a streamer and still have him from the advised start earlier in the week. SON says $7.8.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pete: Ugh, I desperately wouldn’t, he’s way too homer prone and lots of boppers on that offense

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pete: We’re not buddies, I wouldn’t stream him

  61. Leroy says:
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    Just traded away Matt Harvey straight up for Justin Verlander in a redraft. I could have had Cliff Lee instead. Did I do the right thing?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Leroy: Yea I still have faith Verlander can get it together, hopefully this little dip in velocity is just a blip, dude’s been a horse so long I think he can get it back

  62. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    In your new old avatar you look taller….it’s good to have emotionless albright back.

    other Italians on Gandolfini: At least he died with an Italian meal made by a real Italian in his stomach.

    Drop Rutledge of Cicero?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: I’d want my last meal to be in Italy as well… Damn now I’m hungry. I think I hold Rut

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @JB Gilpin: you’re not a regular in Grey’s column, we make people hungry all the time talking food, like Korean Tacos and Strawberry Donuts…..

        I was being a smartass for the Rut question, I know 20 people will ask that today

        • Prezz says:
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          Stop the madness!!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: I was wondering the same thing, but I think the answer is Rutledge.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: Ha. This is true. Rut better get it going soon. If he’s even going to play regularly that is.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: Hah yup. Korean Tacos – my stomache is growling more than Grey at a bar without ice and a blender. Strawberry donuts though? Hmmm, I like cream filled

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Ha! I kinda want to go to your avatar, it’s so good… By far my favorite and it’s not close… Rutledge for a few days, though I’m saying that with him on my bench and a different guy starting…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: you are the first iron shiek like I have got. How can people hate that sweet mustache?

  63. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Thoughts on Aaron Hill for ROS? Looks like he’s played 4 games on his rehab stint, so I’d imagine he should be back as soon as this weekend. Will the hand injury hamper him at all do you think? Is he a guy you see as well above replacement level (which at 2B/MI is pretty low I think).

    I’m looking to trade a closer for him and I’m curious, if you needed 2B/MI help (it’s been a freakin schmohawk carousel all year for me) would you go as high as Frieri for him from my group of closers? I’ve certainly got enough of them.

    Grilli – Frieri – C.Perez/Pestano – Veras – Benoit – O.Perez – Tazawa/A.Miller

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: Yes to well above replacement level, jury is out on if it hampers him, but I still think he will be a strong player. I’d start lower with like Veras and see how it goes.

  64. supra says:
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    Graham Elliot gets all his King Crab legs, Beluga caviar and wild truffles from Walmart. They’re in aisle 6 in between the doggie nail polish and the .22 caliber rounds. Yes, they’re all super fresh and the crabs were euthanized before the legs were pulled off.

    If Razzball had a Mystery Box challenge, how would it go?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @supra: I’m out on this one… what’s a mystery box challenge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra: Haha… Graham Elliot is aisle 6… Rutledge, Matt Moore and Todd Frazier… Make whatever you want of them…

  65. Brett says:
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    So i’m planning to trade Manny Machado for a pitcher straight up. Who would be a good value for Machado? I was leaning towards Chris Sale or CC but not really sure. Any suggestions?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Brett: That’s a shade low, like Sale a lot more despite a rough game last time out (which was a really unlucky inning that he should’ve been out of before that Dozier HR). Don’t mind that move needing pitching

      • Brett says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks man. Is there any other pitcher you would recommend for Machado?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Brett: Harvey, maybe you could luck out and buy low on Verlander, Wainwright or Lee, I think you can aim pretty high, look for a team with the worst 3B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: Trade a cheaper piece for a cheaper pitcher

  66. Be The Ball says:
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    Need help at catcher, haven’t been overly concerned about it but was offered Willn Rosario and Mike Minor for Jordan Zimmerman in a 12 team H2H keeper league (we only keep 4). Thinking about doing it since Minor has had a great season. Would you do this? Is it a relatively fair trade?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Be The Ball: Does Rosario upgrade a black hole you’ve got at catcher? If yes then sure

  67. TheNewGuy says:
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    Last one! Uehara or Rosenthal? Pure overall value again.

    Would sound like Taz is the first choice for saves in Beantown, and he’s gone.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Hah no problem man, yea I think Rosie for total value, agree Uehara probably behind Tazawa

  68. MattW says:
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    Grey, JB, Others,

    In a H2H redraft league with OBP, I need help on two topics:

    1) Sorting out my MI
    My current MI is Phillips, Alcides and K. Johnson
    Available on the wire are – Dozier, Aybar, Nick Franklin, Espinosa, etc.
    Drop any of my guys for one of these dudes with a focus on ROS?

    2) Trading OF for pitching (i don’t want a bench bat, and I could use another SP)
    My OFs are Jones, Choo Choo, Giancarlo, Matt Joyce, Colby Rasmus and Wil Myers
    Guy is interested in trading me Shields and suggested Jones in return…this seems high to me, are any of these guys the right guy to offer up for shields, or conversely, are any of these lesser guys worth trading for a back of a rotation guy or just droppable and I’ll pick up Kluber or someone else of the wire?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MattW: 1 – I stand pat, like your guys. 2 – I love Kluber, definitely try to add him, Jones for Shields is way too much, I’d try one of those last 3 for a guy, or Giancarlo for a slightly better pitcher, as his knees worry me a tad

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Giancarlo does not need knees to hit HR’s! He can go yard swinging from a wheelchair…

  69. Fister says:
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    Drop Aoki for Bourjos? Aoki’s stolen base success rate this year is garbage, but he’s been good for Rs and AVG.

    Need steals, Rs and AVG. Only other drops would be Joyce or Nava but I like their power, although Nava may be coming back to Earth. Thoughts on Bourjos vs. these 3?

    • Fister says:
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      @Fister: Hey! JB! You skipped me!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fister: Haha sorry! I missed it! Yea I think I would right now. Even when Bourjos hits 9th, he’s still hitting above Trout and Pujols, and I think leadoff more often than not is about here. Hold Nava since you need the power.

  70. Mike says:
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    Please rank dozier,ciraco,alexei Ramirez…
    Need to pick one
    Thanks!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: If you need SBs Alexei first, if not Dozier first, Ciriaco last

  71. Keter Ping says:
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    12 team yahoo! 5×5

    C- Weiters
    1B- Fielder
    2B- Carpenter
    SS- starlin Castro
    3B- Aramis Ramirez
    OF- Jason Heyward
    OF- Adam Jones
    OF- Stanton
    UTIL- Adrian Gonzalez
    UTIL- -Choo
    Bench- Pedro Alvarez, Bourjos, Aybar

    SP- Scherzer, Zimmerman, Gallardo, Miller, Cashner, Porcello, Edwin Jackson, Ian Kennedy, morrow
    RP- Benoit, street

    Should I trade my Choo for Darvish? Or Harvey? Or a different batter for one of those? Or hold…
    Thank you!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Keter Ping: I like Choo Choo for both of those SPs

  72. stinky_llama says:
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    how do u rank the following 4 closers RoS…will have to drop one when price is back for me and am leaning to street just out of pure numbers sake. his injury record has me worried along with his disappointing K/9, despite probably having the best job security here) and as i jays fan i cant believe im saying this, but gregg seems to have his shit together this year after bouncing over from LA, just a matter of how many leads the idiots can carry deep into the game to see him.

    - Tazawa (dropped bailey last nite after watching yet another debacle and swooped)
    - Benoit (dropped brotherrrrrrrrs upon news of the grande exit, despite less security, great numbers and should have PLENTY of chances with those pigs hitting and that rotation carrying the load)
    - Gregg
    - Street

    betancourt available on waivers as well, just concerned about the old mans wonky groin (last time i ever say that)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @stinky_llama: I’m still gonna rank guys with legit jobs above others, so I’d rank Street, Gregg, Betancourt, Benoit, Tazawa for the time being, but closers shuffle every day

  73. chillmodious says:
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    So, I was looking at Brandon Cumpton’s player page and it got me thinking about unfortunate names. Naturally, I started googling. Instead of finding a bunch of wacky sports names, I wound up on a college sports blog I frequent, only to find the greatest/worst fan license plate of all time. Yes, of all time. It wasn’t internet hyperbole when I said it the first time, so I had to say it twice to assure you. Here is, the greatest/worst fan license plate of all time:

    http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/229/files/2013/06/gmecock.jpg

    [Runner up: http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18k03jce97rikjpg/ku-xlarge.jpg ]

    You’re welcome. Happy Friday all.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chillmodious: Hahahaha awesome. Now if Brandon Cumpton went to South Carloina and had that car – epic.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @chillmodious: maybe it’s a chicks car

    • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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      @chillmodious: Wow, cock, tits, and thumbs all on the back of the same car!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chillmodious: Ha, nice… You too! Of course the new season of Arrested Development brings the worst license plate

  74. lonestar says:
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    Pedroia for Harvey?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @lonestar: If it fits 2B or SP need, I’d be fine with it

  75. MattH says:
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    Niese line made me laugh. Poor Jon……….or Jonathon. Marte is off to a great week and gets the Angles next. Could be a track meet for him.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MattH: Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattH: Yeah, he’s a mess, which is appropriate I guess

    • stumanji says:
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      @MattH: Angles are a complementary opponent for Marte’s SB skills.

      • MattH says:
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        @stumanji: That’s what I’m hoping for. According to Mike’s stolen base column the Angels are a green light. Run Starling.

        • stumanji says:
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          @MattH: WHOOSH!

  76. Mountain Man says:
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    Need to drop one guy – only have 2 DL spots – drop Burnett, Pineda, or Peavy? Or should I hang on to all 3 and drop Cashner or Porcello?

    Thank you!

  77. OaktownSteve says:
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    Puiggy’s got the conch. What a brilliant line…

    Just a short whine into the ether. The Cubs and their quaint little home, daytime games are the streamer’s bane. The early start time locks the RCL rosters for the day before most of the MLB line ups are announced, leaving you with some guess work as to who will be playing.

    Donaldson still the possum in your crawlspace. Sure he’s not Mike Schmidt but surely you know what an awful terrible dumping ground 3rd base is. Everyday I think, I’m dropping Chase Headley. Or I drop him. Then I pick him up again. Even in RCL shallow there’s diddly squat at the hot corner. He’s like the 5th or 6th 3rd basemen and he’ll likely be a top 12 for the season. For most people who own him, he’s the least of their worries.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Yea Headley has to be owned… Cubs are stupid, yea those days games do get annoying

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Does Headley have to be owned? I’m not so sure. Rather have him or Dominguez, for instance.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Still Headley… Yea maybe not “have to” but for most 1-for-1 instances I’d hold out on Headley

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            The Ks are alarming. If you’re the sort who can be alarmed by such a thing.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @OaktownSteve: True, but fairly close to the rate last year, still taking some walks, power was definitely coming down, but he’s still ownable

            • Maglia Rosa says:
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              @OaktownSteve: Dropping Headley last week was the most euphoric moment of my season.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: That is true about 3rd, I’m just busting his chops, he’s fine, though he did look a lot better a month ago… Yeah, Cubs absolutely kill streaming… So annoying to get to the night game and find Kelly Johnson isn’t playing, sometimes more annoying to find he is playing…

  78. Dan says:
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    Am enjoying the morning responses, thanks JB

    12 team roto, just traded A Gon and Brothers for Rizzo. How did I do? I don’t feel too bad about it, I don’t need saves and Rizzo can be kept for 4 years versus 1 more for A Gon.

    An English Dan (but not The NewGuy) ;-)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dan: Thanks man! Yup love that deal for long term Rizzo contract, I like A Gon a tad more, but that shores you up for a while and Rizzo has great upside while A Gon’s power is still on the down swing

  79. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Dickey, Wang, & Johnson are pitching for the Jays this weekend.

    Orioles are going to get shafted.

    • ha! most homoerotic pitching staff ever (especially when you through in ‘Burly’).

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Randy BoBandy: Taylor Teagarden with a four-bagger off Wang

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @JB Gilpin: marKAKis blasts a shot off Burly’s chest

  80. stynyr says:
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    Drop Salvador Perez for Lucroy?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @stynyr: Hmmmm, they’re about even, as a biased Brewers fan I’d have Lucroy, who’s hot

      • stynyr says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Pirate fan here. Not as sold by that analysis…

        :-)

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @stynyr: Hah, sorry I didn’t say secret option #3, Russell Martin :)

  81. Czernobog says:
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    Puiggy has the conch, and a 50% HR/FB rate. Does that make him lord of the flies?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Czernobog: Haha well done sir, well done. And like Piggy, I think he falls off a cliff

    • Carnac says:
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      @Czernobog: Excellent.

  82. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Drop Hendo for Tazawa, Cishek or C.Perez?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom: I’d hold Hendo over those guys, still think the role will be his despite giving up that crucial homer yesterday. Krod is already on the trading block.

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB! As a Brewers fan I hope they ship him, Rickie and Aram out of town for young bats and arms

        • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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          @Mrs. Featherbottom: on a side note, bummed that my avatar isn’t showing up

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Mrs. Featherbottom: Hmmm yea not sure on the avatar… Would be fine shipping all those guys, total rebuild.

  83. Mike says:
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    How much longer do u wait for Castro?
    Terrible halfway thru season….
    Would u drop for Gyorko?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Nah still gonna hold

  84. WonderBoy says:
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    I have Iwakuma, Colon, Liriano, Samardzija, Verlander, and Cashner left to start this week. I have 5 starts left. Which of these 6 pitchers do I start? I don’t have to start all 5. I’m losing ERA and WHIP, but within reach.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @WonderBoy: Definitely all startable candidates, probably leave out Liriano for me, Angels have seen him enough

      • WonderBoy says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks!

  85. JoeG says:
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    I need OF;I got a offer outthere for Adam Jones, I’m giving up Greinke, Howard and a small OF. But I just recived another offer for A.Jackson, I give up Ryu and Howard. Which one sounds better?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JoeG: Like the first one better

      • JoeG says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Which one is “more better”? Getting Jones over Jackson . Or giving up Greinke over Ryu?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JoeG: Much rather have Jones, and rather give up Ryu. If you could turn Ryu Howard in Jones you’d be a master dealer

          • JoeG says:
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            @JB Gilpin:
            So you guys feel Greinke will be better ROS than Ryu?

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @JoeG: Yea I do

  86. Sal says:
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    Need to trade one pitcher in a keepers league for batting. Which one of the two would you keep. Scherzer or Zimmerman

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sal: Man, tough, probably Scherzer but that’s a recent change for me

  87. Yo says:
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    Should I drop Gausman in a keeper if I have a bunch of injuries in hitters (Braun, Gyorko, Fowler) for some streamer hitter til Gyorko comes back next week?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Yo: Depends on keeper depth but probably

  88. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    stayed up late last night and saw the great glove-flip toss that
    adrian gonzalez made to the catcher .

    woke up this morning singing the “techno refrain” of the pop 40 song
    that you guys fell in love with a few weeks back .

    “he just got mexican lucky” .

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @costaricanchata: Hah, yea that flip was awesome, didn’t see ti live though being a silly East Coaster

  89. Nathan says:
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    Two things worth noting from a Red Sox fan who was watching the Bailey implosion last night:

    a) Andrew Miller was warming up behind Bailey right when he came in despite the fact that

    b) Tazawa was available (hadn’t pitched since the 18th)

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Farell throws us a curveball and Miller gets some save opportunities.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nathan: Interesting… Sounds like another closer mess, BOS tipping their hat to SEA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nathan: Yeah, could be, thanks for the heads up!

  90. Wilsonian says:
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    Got Utley on the DL but I picked up Altuve when an owner got tired of his boring-ness, so I’m not really lagging at 2nd. I don’t really have anyone to drop for Utley other than Altuve (or maybe Bossman Jr.). Do I just hold pat for the weekend to see what Utley does, maybe try to package him and another guy for a bat upgrade? Thanks. 8 team H2H.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wilsonian: In 8 team i think you can wait it out

  91. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Do you think Henderson actually will get his job back or is it worth losing him for KRod right now?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun: I do, think Hendo is back in the role fairly soon

  92. jro says:
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    Looking for another OF especially if braun continues to be hurt or possibly suspended. Also would you jump on Billy hamilton if you hear anything about a callup. Dont need one right away could wait on something.

    10tm h2h
    joyce
    werth
    bourjos
    Billy Yelich or Eaton worth a look?
    Blanks
    Carp

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jro: Only if desperate for steals would I jump on Hamilton, not sold he can do it. Right now it’s Joyce out of that mix, I really like Bourjos for speed too

      • jro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Hamilton coming up soon?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @jro: Nah, I don’t think until late August, and not sure how he’s trending but .243 in AAA. BABIP a little low at .294 for such a speedy guy, but still worried he’s a little faster version of Dee Gordon

  93. Wilsonian says:
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    On that note, how would you rank these guys for this season only:

    Edwin, Joey Bats, Machado, Dom Brown, JUp, Nellie

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

    8 Team H2H

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wilsonian: Uptin still (ugh), Edwin, Machado, Bats, Brown, Nellie

  94. anthony says:
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    so you really think drop alex cobb?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @anthony: If no DL room in a shallow league, I agree he’s droppable

  95. Rob says:
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    Just traded Longoria Holliday and Jackson for Stanton Kinsler and Gomez. What do you think?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Rob: I would of preferred the guys you traded

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rob: Probably left side, but barely

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @JB Gilpin: if Stanton goes to Texas he can be huge, but Kinsler is an injury risk and I still don’t trust Gomez ROS, A-Jax in the top of Detroit’s line up is still the best leadoff spot in baseball

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: Agree with above except my boy Carlos is for real

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @JB Gilpin: good luck with that and the Brewers offense with braun out with the thumbsucking injury

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: Well we’re toast, but Carlos will be fine hitting #3 a while. More SB opps than #5 or #6. More production overall.

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @JB Gilpin: he’s still the cargoat to me

  96. Mike says:
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    I loved it when Rutledge went 1 for 22. My competition picked him up and is crying just like the rest who picked this bum.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Yup I didn’t end up with him everywhere, Grey’s gonna hold out for a Coors run, we’ll see how it goes

  97. Mr. Rickey says:
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    I know I should explore the options but I’m not going to trade Puig. Looking at his box score has been the high point of too many days recently. I just needed to share that.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Yea that’s totally fair. Hold out until/if your socks are rocked with an offer

  98. Mjh says:
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    Finding myself somewhat deep at 2b/SS with only Donaldson at 3b. Thinking I’ll grab Lawrie off the wire for the DL stash, but undecided on the drop…

    I’m sitting on Kendrick, Utley, Andrus, Franklin, and Rutledge. No mi slots.
    Any of these guys sneaky trade bait?

    Thanks dudes.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mjh: Well Kendrick has the best numbers, but Andrus might be the best bait. Think either Franklin or Rutledge are droppable for Lawrie

  99. Psychedelic says:
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    I liked the cartoony avatar better.. I feel like I’m stuck in the 1800s with this one

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Psychedelic: Haha, no way in the 1880′s would Grey look that drunk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Psychedelic: Please…More like the 1980′s..Amiright!?

  100. Mountain Man says:
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    Adams or Bastardo if Papsmear is traded? Any guesses about if he does and when? Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mountain Man: Man tough one… Adams probably, not sure if he does at all, if so it’d be right at the deadline I’d think

  101. Joel says:
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    Gonna drop Bailey.

    Greg Holland or Benoit?

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Joel: I say Holland

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joel: Gotta be Holland

  102. tha_snazzle says:
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    2B question. I’m currently rolling with Kelly Johnson/Josh Rutledge. Both Rendon and Franklin are available. How would you rank those 4?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tha_snazzle: Like Rendon more, still gonna take Rutledge over Franklin though, K-Jo #1

  103. chris says:
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    Should I drop BJ Upton for Bourjas or Leonys Martin?

    They both have better stats over 119 at bats, then BJ upton has this entire season…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chris: Hahahaha nice stat… Narrowly still BJ, but love Bourjos, wouldn’t mind that move

  104. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Drop Wilhelmson for Tazawa? I’m inclined to hold but I want your opinion

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: Also, just noticed Heath Bell was dropped, so out of those 3 who do you roll with?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: Definitely Bell right now. ONly guy who clearly has the job and I think hold on for a while still.

  105. Bryan says:
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    Would you give Harper to get Felix?

    Remaining OFS
    Cespedes
    Bruce
    Puig
    Myers
    Aoki

    Non keeper

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bryan: If I needed the pitching, yea I would, but if I was doing fairly well in pitching I wouldn’t

  106. Dave says:
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    My Cueto/Aoki for his Yu Fair? Too much?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dave: Yea definitely fair, not sure if Yu owner would part

  107. RalphW says:
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    Who’s the better fantasy option for the rest of the season?

    Ryan Zimmerman or Manny Macho Machado

    and

    James Shields or Shelby Miller

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RalphW: Machado and Shields for me

      • RalphW says:
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        @JB Gilpin: You wouldof made my life a whole lot easier if you wouldof said Miller! Something about Miller just does it for me… Hes the guy holding up my Miguel Cabrera trade

      • RalphW says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I get Miggy for Gold, Zimmerman and Miller is better than giving up Gold, Macho and Shields?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @RalphW: Yea I think so – think I got ya below

          • RalphW says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Yeah Thanks

  108. Nathan says:
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    JB did Grey hire you to do the comments for him or something? :-)

    You should type in an Indian accent and wear a headset, just for kicks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nathan: Haha just in the mornings mister Nathan…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nathan: Sir, I need your account number on your statement, otherwise I cannot help you.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Grey: @Nathan: Have you hit the power button?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @JB Gilpin: You have to shut it off, unplug from the wall and turn it back on. Sir, you need to plug it in first before turning it back on.

  109. T Moore says:
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    Mr. Gray: Someone just dropped Marte in Yahoo Can you believe that!!!.. I grabbed him… CHA CHING$$$

    Is he for real for the 2nd half???… Other than for SBs, obviously…

    My ESPN CLOSER COUNTER METER has red lined now… It is stuck on “A WHOLE BUNCH OF CLOSERS ”

    ****** Is Stults for real.. IYO *******

    They name sounds like “potty talk” in some central European language..

    Most likely an old dialect of PlatzDeutsche from a hidden dark forest glade or marsh in the Pomerania along the shores of the Baltic..

    A place where the ancient until late locals went to get those special fluffy soft big “Stults” leaves for arse wipe and general bog personal hygiene purposes…

    You know the type of place.. Where Christianity didn’t take root until after Bismark and unification…

    The name alone shouts out “Keep Me” solely on “Name Factor” power.. I’ll hate to drop him.. No Ks though..

    Konerko may not be ready for the grave after all… They did check him on the bench for a pulse more than few times this season…

    Life is wonderful now that Mr Jay Wrong is back…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @T Moore: Haha wow, yeah Marte will be fine, can’t believe he was dropped. Stults is still a HodgePadre for me. Well Konerko was certainly getting a lot of Potty Talk, but after some CPR his pulse returned, finally…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: Oma, I farginnuggin my Stults for the furst time!

      • T Moore says:
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        @Grey:

        Very good!!! You must have young ones… I’m still waiting for 30 YO son to make me an Opa

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          One day T Moore!

  110. Nathan says:
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    Also, which yawnstipating 2B do you like the best over the next month or so:

    Nick Franklin, Gyorko (healthy), Kelly Johnson

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nathan: Sticking it out with K-Jo even though he sits here and there

  111. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, i have Henderson and Bailey. Tazawa and Benoit are out there. Whats to do? ROS btw.
    I feel like Bailey will get back the closer job once he is right again and Henderson could also end up closing soon. I really feel uncomfortable losing Bailey and Henderson and my transactions are limited. On the other hand, in the next couple of weeks, i will only have Mujica and Frieri left as closers if i dont add Tazawa or Benoit (or both).

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Moscowitz: I might lose Bailey for Benoit, but it’s such a blind dart throw in BOS right now

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Moscowitz:

      Thanks guys but i guess you are leaning towards Benoit because you simply dont know if Tazawa would end up closing, right? What if he does though? Would you pick him up over Benoit then?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Moscowitz: I would need to see him save fairly successfully in consecutive save opps probably

        • Moscowitz says:
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          @JB Gilpin:

          yeah…probably right. However i like Tazawas stuff. He is younger and more durable than Benoit who could have a hard time closing two games in a row.
          I really dont know…

  112. EK says:
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    Rank for H2H pts:
    Vargas vs PIT
    Straily @ SEA
    Cole @ LAA
    Cashner vs LAD
    Gee @ PHI

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EK: Starily, Vargas, Cashner, Gee, Cole

  113. royce! says:
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    As the only bright spot on my RCL team, I will defend Donaldson to the death! He is hitting .274 this month. He also has 12 RBI, which is 4th for 3B. Yeah, he only has 2 HR, but Miggy’s got 3. Take that!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @royce!: Miggy is in such a slump, drop him!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: Haha…Josh Donaldson gets more love here than Sam Donaldson at an eyebrow festival…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Damn, great line…it’s really just me and Oaktown Steve; Oaktown’s a homer and, like I said, Donaldson has been one of the few good decisions I made in the RCL.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya, he hasn’t been bad at all… He’s been quite good, just concerned that if he gives a .275 average and only 2 homers every month for the rest of the season he’s not what he seemed in April/May…

  114. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Just gave my Ryu for his Greinke. Here’s hoping Greinke’s fortunes will reverse ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so

  115. EJH says:
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    Happy Summer!
    What would be an example of a SP I should expect to get back in a trade for Aaron Hill?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! Samardzija?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EJH: I don’t think you could even get SHark unless HIll raked for his first week up

  116. Wilsonian says:
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    So I just got a rather good offer. I’m lost here. Anyway, here it is:

    I get: C.Davis/my choice of: Joyce, Markakis, Moss, Hosmer, Cishek, Tazawa
    I give: JUp/D.Brown

    It’s a 5 player keeper. Assuming Davis is the breakout he looks like, he would be my 5th keeper over JUp, leaving me with Fielder, Longo, Tulo, Jones, Davis.

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

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wilsonian: I might stand pat there, just because none of your 2nd piece is close to Brown

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @JB Gilpin: just for clarification’s sake, this would be my lineup after the deal:

        C – JP
        1B – Fielder
        2B – Altuve
        3B – Longo
        SS – Hanley
        OF – Jones
        OF – Davis
        OF – Marte
        UTIL – Jennings
        UTIL – Alvarez
        BN – BJUp
        BN – one of those guys or I could just move Utley off the DL and not take another guy off his roster or from the FA pool
        DL – Tulo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian: It’s too much for Davis and a bench player

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: what if he gave me AJax or Rios along with Davis?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take Jackson or Rios, in that order

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: what do you think about it after I posted the proposed lineup IF I did the deal?

  117. Mr. Glass says:
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    would you do Samardzija for Puig (ME) kinda want to keep Puig but think i might be able to get more with the start he having

    • Mr. Glass says:
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      @Mr. Glass: plus my OF rite now is A. Gordon, Zobrist, Puig, And i have Stanton in the Util and Myers on my bench

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mr. Glass: Hmmm, depends on pitching need, might be able to get more and worried about Samardzija wear down

      • Mr. Glass says:
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        @JB Gilpin: yeah not to mention he wont be getting many wins on that team which in my league a win is 5 points

  118. RalphW says:
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    I get Miggy for Gold, Zimmerman and Miller is better than giving up Gold, Macho and Shields?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RalphW: Yea I like first option better

  119. T Moore says:
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    Mr. Gray: Just had a super idea!!!

    What about using Stults leaves for/in RazzBall Breast Diapers… You could capture the organic green MLB crowd that way..

    • T Moore says:
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      @T Moore:

      GET YOUR GREEN RAZZBALLS HERE!!! …. RAZZBALL STULTS LEAVES HERE!!!

      RAZZBALLS!!!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @T Moore: So tough because people who use breast diapers already have a buyer they are comfortable with using… Tough market to get into…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @T Moore:

      That’s a pretty obscure plattdeutche reference. Frieslanders! Did you know plattdeutche speaking Frieslanders are the go to group for German comedy? How many Frieslanders does it take to screw in a light bulb?

      And by German comedy, I mean Otto, the only German comedian in history. Not a cheery people.

  120. Billy B-Cup Butler says:
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    JB, Grey…how goes it?

    I’m tempted to take a shot on Hamilton, and I have an oral agreement to acquire him for Wilin in my 12 team, standard H2H redraft. Lucroy is a FA so I’d scoop him up to replace WilRo at C.

    Your thoughts, gentlemen? Oh and have a great weekend!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Billy B-Cup Butler: Morning/early afternoon man! Sounds like a splendid oral… Don’t think the gap between Wilin and Lucroy is huge and you get a Hamilton there, love it

  121. Sal says:
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    thoughts on trade of jordan zimmerman and joyce for edwin encarnacion and austin jackson.

    Im getting the jackson side

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sal: Like the Jackson side a ton more

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sal: Edwin side

  122. AJ says:
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    Looking to drop the Rutledge but the question is for who? Pedro Ciriaco and Brian Dozier catchin my eye…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AJ: Probably Dozier but I’d hold if I could

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AJ: Ciriaco

  123. Duke says:
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    I personally thought the new avatar was the shit, with the daiquiri in hand and everything. Kluber or Parker ROS and rather trade away Benoit or Tazawa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It could still come back… Kluber…Tazawa, I guess, but not sure what you can get for him

  124. Parker says:
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    Allen Craig and Cole Hamels // Shelby Miller and Dexter Fowler

    • Parker says:
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      @Parker:

      Whoa. Didn’t realize the extent of my brevity. Which side do you prefer?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Parker: Haha – I like left side

  125. Dkohn says:
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    Crazy to bench Rizzo?

    My options to bench are:
    Rizzo
    Donaldson
    Moreland
    Rendon

    I know you’re gonna say to bench Rendon, but I have a weird love for him, that I can’t explain. Is that how you and Bourjos started?

      • Dkohn says:
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        @Grey: Oh boy, now my head hurts

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dkohn: Bourjos started when he got that catch to rob Hardy of a homer like his second day off the DL… Well I liked last year in stretches too. Pretty much he batted his eyes, then when I asked for a drink he ran and got it and was back in less than a second. “Any the hoo” For today, sure against a lefty but long term no

  126. tangtoe says:
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    Benoit or Tazawa or Street rest of season? Pick one

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tangtoe: Still Street

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Street

  127. AJ says:
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    Matt Moore just cleared waiver is he worth the pick up? Would need to drop Santiago, Kluber, or Porcello

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AJ: Yea I think so, for Santiago

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, over Santiago

  128. B.o.B says:
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    So here’s my closer shituation…I had Mujica, Street and Wilhelmsen. Traded Mujica for Cobb a couple weeks ago, that obviously turned to crap. Then Wilhelmsen turned to crap. Street has been crap all season. Picked up Betancourt to put in a DL spot (we have 2). Picked up Benoit yesterday. Tazawa is available. Would you drop Wilhelmsen or Benoit for him? Or perhaps Cobb? I also have Peavy and Anibal on the DL, in addition to Betancourt and Cobb. What the hell should I do?? FMFBL

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @B.o.B: I might Wilhelmson, but would try to wait until we saw a save opp if possible. But since you DL looks clogged, I think Cobb for Tazawa is your move, unless you have DL spots for everyone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilhelmsen and Cobb are droppable

  129. JD says:
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    drop heath bell for tazawa now? or wait to see what happens with putz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  130. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Iron shiek says phew phew phew on andrew bailey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you spitting on Bailey? That’s awesome

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: yes he is. What is the proper spitting word sound thingy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Patooey!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: iron shiej says ptooey ptooey on josh rutkedge back in majors. Frenchy dj number one

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA, exactly

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate:

          *ptooey*

          As in “EEEE RAHN number 1! USA *ptooey ptooey*”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m told by Google it can be without the A.

        • Kid A says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: maybe PEW PEW PEW…
          you get the bonus lazer beam effect as well.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Kid A: ill save that for intergalactic iron shiek

  131. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Freeman or R Zimmerman ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  132. Ron says:
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    Give: Holliday, M. Carpenter and Henderson (closer)
    Get: Cano and Rollins

    My SS: Alcides

    Is it worth it for me or should I stay put…(or is it stay pat?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can be either pat or put…I’d take Cano…

  133. agarthered says:
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    Have Utley coming off DL, safe to drop Rendon or hold and drop gee?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop Rendon

  134. Dan says:
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    Got a trade offer that I rejected, the more I think on it the more rash I think I might have been. It’s a H2H 10 teams, we keep 8.

    I give Machado, Wheeler, Altuve and get Cano, Greinke and Prado.

    Would have to start Prado.

    What do you guys think ?

    Like I said, I rejected to start with but ……

    An English Dan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cano, it’s close, no reason to do it if you’re not feeling it…

  135. CP says:
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    Hey Grey, who wins, McCutchen/Sandoval or Cespedes/J. Upton? 12-team roto 7×7.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  136. OaktownSteve says:
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    I just dropped Headley again. He’s my Diane Chambers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  137. JJ says:
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    Is it time to cut bait on M.Reynolds? I am sick of his 0-4 2K games. Right now I have H.RAMIREZ in my 3B slot with JJ HARDY @ SS. So Reynolds has been in my Util slot. I also have B.LAWRIE coming back soon.

    Available FAs
    J.GYORKO
    J.REDDICK
    P.KONERKO
    B.REVERE
    A.LAROCHE
    K.JOHNSON
    J.MORNEAU

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Reddick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Though depends on needs

  138. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Was that a Lord of the Flies reference? NICE!

    So right now I have Moustakas and Ciriaco to swap in and out at 3B. Matty Dominquez just got dropped. Would you drop Mous or Pedro for him? Which one would you drop first? I kinda feel like taking a chance on Mous, since it’s a keeper league. But really don’t care as I need something worth a crap starting for me at 3B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah… I’d hold there…

  139. Travis says:
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    12 team league, 1 DL slot (currently held by Braun)… My SPs are: Price, Minor, Cobb, Kluber, Porcello, Johnson, Wheeler… Cobb cuttable–I could pick up Garza for him, or Tazawa (but i have Soriano, Grilli, and Chapman right now–second in league for saves).

    Whats your thoughts on Brown? He had a great May, but since then, has been holding a bench spot. Droppable? My OFers right now are: Myers, Jackson, Marte, Puig, Bruan, Brown

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pick up Garza… I’d hold Brown

  140. Jaymz says:
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    I love you Grey, but just wish that at some point, you’ll succumb to reality (fantasy reality, of course) and acknowledge that Lackey is a serviceable mixed league option, while Eric Young and Span are trash…TRASH! I get giddy when you recommend someone who happens to be available in my league. Yet, so much disappointment and wasted opportunity costs over Young and Span.. why do you continue to hold out love for these guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young has 40 steal speed, whether or not he actually shows it is tough to say… Guys like Lackey are findable in every 14 team mixed league and shallower

  141. ashtray says:
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    12 team H2H cats 7×7 (includes Ks & OBP/Ls & QSs

    Give:
    Lance Lynn
    Shelby Miller
    Anthony Rendon
    Choo
    Allen Craig

    Get:
    Verlander
    CarGo
    Garza
    (2 other filler pieces)

    Who wins and is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verlander wins, it’s not really close

  142. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    How do you add an avatar image to your posts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gravatar.com

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  143. Rye or the Kaiser Soze says:
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    Can someone pls tell Davey Johnson to bat Ian Desmond higher in the order. I mean, the man hits bombs AND steals bases! What more can you ask for??

    Also, pls rank for streaming purposes, cuz Stream-o-Nator be smokin somethin else, yo!

    Parker @ SEA
    Cashner vs LAD
    Lyles @ CHC
    Eovaldi @ SF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed on Desmond… Cashner, Parker, Lyles

  144. Mike Moustakas' Dad says:
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    Add Bourjos for Daniel Nava, or Tommy Milone or Daniel Straiy?

    SP line up:
    Scherzer
    Hamels
    Weaver
    Wheeler
    Kluber
    Milone
    Straily
    Porcello
    Cobb DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straily

  145. Dan says:
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    1. Would you take any of those following free agents over the guys on my roster?

    Free Agent Bats: Victorino, McCann, Lawrie, Hosmer, Rutledge, Weeks, Dominguez, JP, Grandal, Doumit

    2. I could use a 3rd closer, but don’t need one. Uehara got picked up, but Tazawa still available.

    Free Agent Pitchers: Tazawa, Perez, Garza, Dempster, Ogando, Cahill, Stults, Oswalt.

    3. Is Franklin droppable when Asdrubal comes back or should I hold onto him?

    4. You previously recommended I trade Greinke for someone Holiday-ish. Holiday isn’t available and I have 5 OF. What other players would you go after?

    5. Should I sell Puig high? If so, what type of player should I be looking for in a return?

    Thanks!

    C: Castro
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Cano
    3B: Zim
    SS: Franklin
    2B/SS: Kipnis
    1B/3B: Lind
    OF: Cutch
    OF: Heyward
    OF: Puig
    OF: Ajax
    Util: Rendon
    Bench: Arenado
    Bench: Hamilton
    Bench: Reddick
    DL: Asdrubal

    SP: Felix, J-Z, Bumgarner, Greinke, Latos, Cole, Kluber
    RP: Perkins, Parnell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stash Lawrie over Arenado…You have no pitchers to drop 3. Sure 4. You need Greinke more than a hitter 5. Wright? Machado?

  146. Jay says:
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    Boiurjos or Revere

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bourjos

  147. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, No way you’re trotting Teheran out at the Brewers in a 5×5 12 team mixer, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, why not?

  148. JJ says:
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    A guy in my league has both Freeman and Rizzo and Im thinking of making a move for one of them.
    Which one would you prefer long term in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        I know that he likes the young guys(pervert)

        Do you think that Coles/Lind would work?
        Coles/Hardy?
        Coles/Reynolds?

  149. Grey

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

    • JJ says:
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      @Grey:
      I know that he likes the young guys(pervert)

      Do you think that Coles/Lind for Rizzo would work?
      Coles/Hardy?
      Coles/Reynolds?

  150. Mike says:
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    Pop Quiz Hot Shot! Utley coming back from the DL, You’ve got Franklin, Segura and Alexei Ramirez for 2B, SS and MI. Gotta drop one. What do you do? What do you do?

    Quote reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug2hLQv6WeY

  151. Grey

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

  152. James Skrmetta says:
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    Can I get a round of applause for trading Alex Cobb straight up for Josh Hamilton 15 minutes after reading this article?

    *takes bow*
    *Drops mic*
    *Harlem shakes off stage*

  153. Chris says:
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    kluber or porcello ros?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Chris: he’s been asked this about 6 times at least in last week, before last porcello start it was always porcello

  154. Jacks says:
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    Sleeper Prospect Alert! Rockies just promoted unheralded OF Corey Dickerson. The leftie has been crushing AAA, hitting .386 with 9 HR and 6 SB. Pecota has him hitting 11 HR in 250 MLB plate appearances, so apparently he has some real power.

    32 HRs in A ball. Imagine this is not good news for Colvin owners … but this guy could be lightning in a bottle.

  155. Trevor says:
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    Which one would you pick up at 2B?….Rutledge, Franklin, Uggla, Walker, Weeks, Dozier, Elliot Johnson

  156. Grey

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

  157. Teddy says:
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    Nice to see the old avatar back! Yeah Mannnn!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Classic Grey

  158. Joe D says:
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    Would you trade away Jason Grilli for Bryce Harper…..and his knee?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, go to the newest post

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