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Did someone call Glenn Frey?  Cuz the H is O.  When the news hit, I was on the toilet, which reminded me of that famous Lawrence Taylor quote when he said, “My life is in the toilet and no one is flushing.”  Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez‘s lives are in that same proverbial toilet; hopefully they avoid sleeping with an underage prostitute.  “Baby, you ever see me break Theismann’s leg?”  “The Theismann Trophy?  Wow, isn’t that bronze?”  “Joe Theismann, woman!”  “Woman?  I’m 16.”  That’s an audio recording of LT in the hotel room.  So, the world is ablaze with ESPN’s report that a suspension is forthcoming for Braun, A-Rod, Yasmani GrandalNelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera, amongst notable fantasy names.  Gio Gonzalez isn’t in danger because he makes people write down shizz in invisible ink.  “I bought this pen from the back of comic book, forgoing the 3-D glasses.”  That’s Gio at the steroid reception desk.  By the by, how buff was the lady taking calls at Biogenesis and how bad did A-Rod hit on her?  I got questions, y’all!  If Ryan Braun is suspended, the repercussions will obviously be huge for your fantasy team.  However, Braun looks like he’s already battling something — the Jewish guilt?  P to the erhaps.  If you’re doing well in your league with the Braun that you have, chances are you can rotate through hot schmotatoes in shallower mixed leagues to give you his production.  If A-Rod is suspended?  Well, no one cares outside of the buff receptionist.  EverCab could also send people scrambling for steals on waivers, while Cruz and Jhonny are replaceable in most mixed leagues.  On the bright side, Braun’s lawyers will probably fight this for at least a month or two, and they’ve won before over what mail carrier someone used, so you never know.  On the brighter side, the publishers of the Jewish Sports Hero Pamphlet can hold off on an expansion for a while.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Scooter Gennett – 0-for-3 with 3 Ks.  Rickie Weeks you polluted the 2nd base womb!

Anthony Rendon – The Nats finally called him up.  On a serious note, what the hell took them so long?  They really thought it was a smart idea to play a guy with a fractured wrist?  You know how you say you give someone the benefit of the doubt that they’re not that stupid?  So I’m not even sure what would be giving the Nats the benefit of the doubt on their intelligence.  That they were smart enough to know Espinosa’s wrist was fractured for the last month, but stupid enough to play him.  Or the benefit of the doubt that they were stupid enough to be unaware of his injury for the the last month, only finding out in the last week then taking a week to make a seemingly obvious call to bring up Rendon.  I’ve already gone over my Anthony Rendon fantasy.  Been there, drunkenly wrote that.  I’d grab him in all leagues (though I would’ve grabbed him a week ago if you needed him — water meet bridge, water go under bridge).

Jayson Werth – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Nice to see him pick up right where he left off.

Ian Desmond – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Desmond is the Nats constant.

Jordan Zimmermann – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, 2.16 ERA.  After JZ was clobbered in his last start, this was proof, I guess he got his swagger back, truth.

Jeremy Hefner – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Eddard will tell you, Wheeler is coming, Wheeler is coming.

Bobby Parnell – 1/3 IP, 2 ER with his third blown save.  Slow your swoop, save vultures, he’s in no danger of losing his job yet.

Omar Quintanilla – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs.  Hitting .529 since he took over for Ruben Tejada.  That’s about the best Ruben replacement since any other sandwich.  Not a fan, sorry.

Yoenis Cespedes – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and 2 homers.   And Yoenis, man!  Still no sign of Chris Tucker.

A.J. Griffin – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  The A’s pitchers are doing work away from O.co, huh?  Rhetorical, no need to answer.  Alfredo Jettucine is an enigma wrapped in cream sauce.  He doesn’t look anything like his dad, Alfredo, and he came into this game getting beat up by two weaker offenses.  Still don’t trust him to be a Road Scholar, but I’ll be a cyclops with a monocle watching him.

Salvador Perez – 0-for-3.  But you made a bedside promise to your Grammie that you’d get a hit!

Kelvin Herrera – Returned from the minors to set-up Holland.  That would be great if there were any games to actually set-up for Holland.

Ryan Doumit – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and he’s hitting near .300 in the last week with 4 homers.  That’s not a hot schmotato.  THIS IS A HOT SCHMOTATO!

Samuel Deduno – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  He so doesn’t look like a Samuel Deduno.  You think him and Freddie Freeman switched birth certificates?  For fantasy, I wouldn’t go near Deduno without about two to three more solid starts, but I’m closer on him than I have been.  Guess you could say I’m close to giving Samuel *pinkie to mouth* clemency.

Peter Bourjos – Began his rehab assignment and should return this weekend.  If someone dropped him, I’d look to stash him on my DL in mixed leagues.  He was just starting to go when he got sidelined.  Then again, maybe he has Mat Gamel Disease and the Fantasy Overlords, who drape themselves in sheepskin, don’t want Bourjos to succeed.  I’d bet against those sheepish bastards.  Fantasy Overlord, “I banish you to writing a blog that earns one-eighteenth of a cent per pageview.”  Too late!

Albert Pujols – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, while hitting .244.  Yikes, that’s not what I expect to see coming out of Pujols…Or is it?

Nick Markakis – Will miss Wednesday and Thursday’s games to attend his grandmother’s funeral.  Hopefully he doesn’t try to get his mother, Helen of Troy, New York out of the country.

Chris Capuano – To the DL with a lat strain.  Dodgers will roll out Stephen Fife dawg in his place.  He floats like gravity, never had a cavity, got more wrong with him than the Wayans got family.

Josh Beckett – No return date yet, but on the bright side he doesn’t need nerve damage surgery.  The bad news is the doctors can’t fix his douchebaggery either.

Yasiel Puig – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer.  Woo Puig sooie!  With this game, Puig said, “Send that down to the minors!…Or send down Skip Schumaker, what is he doing on the team anyway?”

Hanley Ramirez – 0-for-3, 1 RBI as he was activated from the DL.  Okay, but tell us again what happened with Puig?

Ted Lilly – 4 IP, 4 ER vs. the Padres.  I think it’s safe to assume he’s hurt too.

Carlos Quentin – 3-for-5 and his 6th homer.  He’s 7 for his last 13.  Surprised he didn’t hit a foul ball off Greinke’s shoulder.

Everth Cabrera – 2-for-5 with his 24th steal.  It was odd to me that he was listed along with Braun and A-Rod, until Kyle Blanks hit a homer by Everth swinging Kyle by his ankles.

Matt Holliday – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  The Cardinals are threatening to move him down in the order.  Unless the bottom of the order hits in Coors, I’m not sure how that’s gonna help him.

David Freese – 4-for-7.  One of those hits was a dinker down the 3rd base line, and I have no idea what the other ones were because the game went for about 6 hours.  But Freese is now hit in every game in the last two weeks and is hot to the touch.

Michael Wacha – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  So, I was with this hot girl and she was like, “Any interest in a threesome?”  And then I woke in bed with an antelope and Brian Boitano.  AHHHH!  Roofie!  Obviously, this wasn’t an ideal start, but he was getting squeezed by the ump and a lot of the damage came on a mistake to A.J. Pollock.  Yes!  I’m making excuses, leave me alone.  I’m holding him.

Matt Moore – 2 IP, 6 ER.  Matt Moore Owners, you didn’t just drink absinthe.  Those are the Regression Fairies.

Austin Jackson – Supposed to resume running this week.  This guy is totally pulling a Kotchman.  Al Green mended a broken heart quicker than Jackson is with his hamstring.

Anibal Sanchez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Since people occasionally point out that I don’t mention enough things that I get wrong.  How about you start a blog called IMessedUp.com and list all your mistakes?  Kidding (sorta).  I was wrong on Anibal in the preseason.  I’d totally trade for him like he’s a solid number two.

Jhonny Peralta – 3-for-5, 2 runs, batting .338.  He also called time out 6 times in this game so he could use the bathroom.  Those detox teas go right through you!

Prince Fielder – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer, average up to .283, which is also his weight after a 48-day trip to George Bluth Sr.’s hot spa.

Omar Infante – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting lead-off.  Ed Lucas could be valuable hitting lead-off for the Tigers.  And no one even knows who Ed Lucas is!

Justin Grimm – 1 2/3 IP, 8 ER.  Grimm should change his name to Anonymous.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-3 and his 14th homer.  He doesn’t fear the MLB suspension.  He’s got corked bats!

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Mitch has your money.

Carlos Ruiz – Hopes to return from the DL on June 17th.  That’s the Summer Carlostice.

Jonathan Pettibone – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K.  Guess who he faced.  Go ahead, I’ll wait.  *files nails, sticks nail file into birthday cake, ships to Braun using FedEx*  Yup, the Marlins.

John Mayberry – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and two homers.  You’re four days late Mayberry!

Josh Johnson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks as he was activated from the DL and took on Tim Lincecum, who went 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Whoa, were they wearing throwback unis for this game?  First off, Johnson–  Slow down, Lorena Bobbitt, I was just starting a sentence.  First, Johnson was pitching in AT&T vs. a weak team.  I don’t have much issue with him in the NL against weaker teams when he’s healthy, but he gets the Rangers next.  Thanks, but no thanks.  As for Lincecum, he’s about as unpredictable as Dickey after two Viagras and 18 gallons of lemonade.

DJ LeMahieu – 0-for-4, hitting .233 as he played 3rd while Arenado sat.  You kill Rutledge’s value and now you’re working on killing Arenado’s?  If I ever hear Last Night A DJ Saved My Life on the radio, I will take a sharp screwdriver to my console and rip the radio out of the dash.

Homer Bailey – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, but lost the win when LeCure gave up the win.  Fun Fact!  No matter how times it fails to work, whenever a Reds pitcher hurts their arm, Dusty tells LeCure to rub against them.

Pedro Alvarez – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer.  On Sunday, I said that he would hit 5 homers in the next ten games.  Anyone want any action?

Jeff Locke – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  He’ll take his 2.45 ERA to his next start vs. the Giants.  Hopefully he also brings a change of clothes.

Andrelton Simmons – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and 1 steal.  After the game, he watched Earth Girls Are Easy with a pen and notepad.

B.J. Upton – Hit his 6th homer and 2nd in his last three games.  Yeah, those were also his only two hits.  B.J. knows it’s all about the foreplay.

Nate McLouth – 1-for-4, run and 2 steals (21 on the year).  If you had McLouth in the Zombino office pool, I wanna work with you.  Sounds like a fun place.

Chris Tillman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. the Astros.  The Stream-o-Nator isn’t the only one that has a hard time figuring out whether or not to start marginal pitchers vs. the Astros.  They seem likely to produce an 8 K game for the opposing pitcher or a 7 earned run game with 8 Ks.

Giancarlo Stanton – Began his rehab assignment and now looks to be poised to return on Monday.  By the way, did you know when I practice my poise, I pretend I’m balancing Giancarlo on my face?

Ricky Nolasco – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  He’s in the same boat as Erik Bedard.  Nolasco could be okay, but not great and he’s on the Marlins.  Hopefully, there’s a medic on that boat.

Juan Pierre – 2-for-4, 1 run and 2 steals, and third in the last three games.  He should move into the top 15 all-time base stealers this year.  I look forward to it just so I can see him try to struggle pulling the base out of the ground and hold it above his head.

Tyler Skaggs – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  As previously alluded to on the aforementioned tip, I watched the beginning of this game because I had Wacha and Skaggs both going (and Peavy — good day for Grey.  *walks into traffic muttering obscenities*).  Skaggs was also being squeezed, and you can see from his WHIP, he just gave up a few mistimed homers.  Yay, I now have a bad case of xFIPlash.

Willie Bloomquist – 4-for-6, 2 runs, and 9 for his last 14.  The Honorable Willie Bloomquist says justice has been served!

Will Middlebrooks – Aiming to return this weekend.  Will.I.Am not owning him currently, but Will.I.Am potentially owning him once I finish this sentence and check my waivers… Dah, stupid long sentence.

Stephen Drew – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Can I just say everyone on the Red Sox went on a bawdy romp like a drunk Tom Jones?  No?  Okay…

Daniel Nava – 3-for-4, 4 runs, 1 RBI.  According to our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater, he’s been about as valuable as Ryan Braun.  That’s sure to change.  But not how you would’ve thought it would change about 24 hours ago.

Mike Carp – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .301 on the year.  Damn, I should’ve just had my favorite sushi chef draft for me.

Dustin Pedroia – Red Sox scored 17 runs and Pedroia went 1-for-5 with 2 Ks.  Ticker tease!

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Meanwhile, Salvador Perez wrote his mom a heartfelt email.

Michael Pineda – Set to begin a rehab assignment this weekend.  He could rejoin the Yankees in a month, but there’s no guarantee he’ll be thrust back into the starting rotation.  Depends how badly during his rehab assignment minor leaguers beat Pineda up, which could come down to how badly they want candy.

David Phelps – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (1 Hit), 7 Ks.  Yeah, I’d pick him up.  Yes, I like his K-rate and that’s about it.  Sue me!  If you win, you can have Nick, the Podcast Host, on every other weekend.

Mark Teixeira – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games.  This is what you call a player boosting their trade value.

Asdrubal Cabrera – As reported here first after inferring shizz from elsewhere, Cabrera couldn’t make it over the quadrubal pass, and hit the DL.

Raul Ibanez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  You might remember Ibanez angrily defended himself back in the day against a blogger who accused him of ‘roid rage, which both denied and confirmed suspicions.  Ah, the salad days of public ridicule.  If only Ryan Braun could threaten to beat up Jayson Stark and make this all go away.

Michael Saunders – 2-for-3 with 2 steals, hitting .220.  He’s so long overdue I’m beginning to think his name is Michael Saunters.  Amiright?!

Jake Peavy – 2 1/3 IP, 6 ER as he left the game with an injury.  An injury he probably had in his last start when he was lit up vs. the Cubs.  Can players just tell someone when they’re hurt so I’m not trotting them out on my fantasy team?!  Is that so effin’ hard?!

Milton Bradley – Convicted of spousal abuse.  The judge will likely refuse Milton Bradley’s request to get out of jail if he rolls doubles.

From Around The Web

  1. liz says:
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    i own both braun and evercab. i fuc!@n loved ecab and about to lose him.

    what do i do with both of em? sohulda trade braun away for ..guys like CC?

    *PANIC MODE*

    thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @liz: Ugh that sucks. The resident Brewers fan advises to hold, the final decision and resulting appeal process will take forever and this story doesn’t mean suspension is certain yet.

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @liz: I’ve got ECab and Peralta. No one nearly as huge as Braun but there goes my middle infield. Looks like I might be slummin it with Mark DeRosa and Stephen Drew in a few weeks.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @L-Boogie: Ewwwww, what a schmohawk infield! haha, I hear ya.

      • Nelson Santovenia says:
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        @L-Boogie:
        Ive go the same players plus Cano. Im wondering if I should just double down and trade for Nelson Cruz and Gio, and hope for the best

        • YNKEH8R says:
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          @Nelson Santovenia:

          My guess is nothing will happen. Especially this season… Go ahead and BUY these players from panicked owners

  2. Ned Shakeshaft says:
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    Speaking of the Starks, the Angels getting swept by the ‘Stros was pretty much their “Red Wedding.”

    Anyway, this Deduno thing …maybe it’s not a thing at all but a blanket authorization to stream freaking anybody at the Royals right now?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ned Shakeshaft: Yah the Royals look awful. Maybe the AL central is the NL West of baseball right now. The twinnies and terrible White Sox, all you have is the beltin Tigers. Stream a tastic!

  3. Matthew says:
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    I traded Matt Harvey for Ryan Braun last week or so. Remember me?

    Yeah.

    Honestly though. I sent trade offers to all 11 other teams for the most part In Hopes that one of then doesn’t have a TV.

    Hahah, do you think he appeals, and if he does, does he play the rest of the season? Out of all the peopl I had some accept Harvey for Braun. Bummer.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matthew: I think the appeal would take quite some time. The appeal last year took 3-4 months I believe, and that was just on a single same and not all sorts of documents to be examined and argued. Will drag on a while.

      • Sniff Test says:
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        @JB Gilpin: if I were the Brewers I would want to get it over with this season….this is a lat season anyways.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Sniff Test: Agree, that’s why fantasy baseball is awesome! I can focus on my fake teams :)

          • Matthew says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Ty fellas. I’m hopin for the best. F’n fantasy ball, haha.

  4. Abdoozy says:
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    Pujols for Stanton?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Abdoozy: Yikes, The mustached one always hated Pujols, I don’t think he’s awesome or anything but I do think he’s undervalued. That said I think I still lean Stanton for upside and the Marlins bats have been Ok lately.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Al Bundy: Then the next pitch after that GIF was hammered for a homer! Haha I don’t know if that’s true… I have sold all my Dickey stock and think he has trouble vs. pretty much anyone right now I’d let it play out on my bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Al Bundy: No way of knowing, so I’d start him vs. the Giants… Or trade him

    • Big AL says:
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      @Al Bundy: Yeah I have him in 2 leagues and I’m holding through june to see if he gets better when his back gets right. If he can pick up the velocity on the knuckler he should turn it around. Otherwise it’s to the disgraceful list for him.

    • Al Bundy says:
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      @Al Bundy: Thanks for the input, guys. I started him and the knuckler floated in for the K. This time…

      http://i.imgur.com/PhppVOw.jpg

      On a sadder note, I sat Cobb and streamed Haren

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Damn

  5. Chris says:
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    Grey,

    Can you rank a couple positions for me please:

    10 team roto rest of season

    MI: N.Franklin, Aybar, Gyorko, Profar, B. Crawford and Cozart
    SP: E.Santana, Skaggs, Straily, Z.Wheeler, Cashner, B.Anderson, Beachy, J.Parker, Gausman, Porcello, Wacha.

    Sorry, bigger list than I was planning. Just hoping to get a ranking on my bench players and top free agents for these two positions if you can.

    And also, do any of these players stand out from the rest, in your opinion. Thanks

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris:

      Oh, Can you add Rendon to that MI group, thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: I like Profar then Aybar, Gyorko, Cozart, Franklin then Crawford. Rendon somewhere around Gyorko and Cozart. None of those pitchers stick out, Skaggs might get sent down, Porcello is hot lately, pretty much all of thse guys need a good matchup for me to want to start them in a 10 teamer.

      • Chris says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thank you sir. Would you grab Teheran above all of them after the nice start today and now a few good turns in a row?

  6. Mr. Fister Furbush says:
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    I absolutely feel the same way about the Wachatanamus of the Cardinal species. A must hold? Capital P to the erhaps?

    I read your Prince Fielder posting with the voice of the WHAMMY sports anchor from Anchorman
    (It’s pretty funny, you should try it)

    Now watch me as I stop, Locke, and drop it like its not a hot schomato. Parted with the other Pirate pitcher Allison Jenkins Burnett as well…I’m not drinking their cool aid.

    I feel bad for the Matt Moore owners who got straight WHIPlashed tonight. But they didn’t start him because it was @DET, right?….right?!

    Have a cup of java with me and Nava as we discuss how I think there’s something special about his him this season. Nava reminds me of Ellsbury but without the stolen bases. He’s an everyday player now that they finally put Gomes to sleep…he’s been super consistent these past two months. Drink the cup of Nava’s java Grey, drink it!

    I had hotels on Peavy Avenue and Parnell Park tonight…they were my only pitchers going too, negative 21 points combined. Luckily I own Puig newton and he was there to turn my frown upside down. I told Pasel “I’ll never forget this night Puig Puig, never! And neither will you, because you might want to get tested….” = |

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mr. Fister Furbush: I started Matt Moore last night – whammy! Well not really, I don’t have hm on any teams, but I think that’s the bigger whammy! More walks than a Wild Thing start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Fister Furbush: Ha, wow… Nice comment… I don’t remember the WHAMMY sports anchor… I wish I could drink the Nava java, he’s gone in my leagues…

      • BoneFace n Harmony says:
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        @Grey: Champ Kind! “We need you. Hell, I need you. I’m a mess without you. I miss you so damn much! I miss being with you. I miss being *near* you. I miss your laugh! I miss your scent. I miss your musk… When this all gets sorted out, I think you and me should get an apartment together!” Classic.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, don’t remember it at all…

          • Fister Furbush says:
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            @Grey:

            Grey, I’m amazed a man of your comedic personality hasn’t seen anchorman.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’ve seen it, don’t remember that specific part

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: it’s david keochner

  7. OaktownSteve says:
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    A ton of blurbs. You love your job, Bath Girl.

  8. zebrahead says:
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    This little Puig went wee wee wee all the way home 2 times (See what I did there? I just re-worded your Puig joke. I’m so unoriginal. )

  9. Doorstop says:
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    Rendon or Uggla?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Doorstop: I’m gonna stand pat with Uggla, I personally am not a huge Rendon fan.

  10. Terrence Mann says:
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    I think I’m gonna have to…go ahead and disagree with you on Anibal. A roto season wouldn’t feel complete if I didn’t completely disagree with you on one subject. After following you for so long and learning almost everything I know about this vice from razzball, I’m sure you can understand I realize how big of a whore you are for fip and k/9. Similar to the crackhead at the end of Menace 2 Society that wants to trade his cheeseburger (or a bj) for rock.

    There’s no way Anibal doesn’t regress. The Indians have a lineup. The Twins are hitting (and somehow healthy). The Royals and ChiSox won’t stay ice cold forever. Anibal’s projected starts over the next couple months will spill Gringo-out all over your peripherals.

    Just my opinion. Keep up the great work.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Terrence Mann: I’m not a big Anibal fan myself, but if Grey had said #3 and not #2 I’d buy that.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Terrence Mann: @JB Gilpin: Y’all quibblers!

        Kidding, he’ll regress to a 3.40-ish ERA, but that’s still solid and below where a lot of fantasy team ERA would be… Excellent K-rate too…

  11. raul says:
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    Do you think Medlen could get bumped to the pen for Beachy even though he has a 3.14 ERA and a few easy teams coming up to keep his ratios good?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @raul: I think there’s a much better chance Teheran goes down. But not like that.

      • Furious says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Any chance there is some outside the box thinking and they send Tim Hudson to the bullpen?

  12. low walk high k says:
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    tepesch or erasmo ros?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @low walk high k: I’d stick with Tepesch. Nice win potential.

    • low walk high k says:
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      @low walk high k:
      Grey I’m startin ta get a complex thinkin ya don’t like me!! Lol. No worries. But lemme throw Eovaldi into my meh pitcher question and hope for a response….so eovaldi, tepesch or erasmo ros?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Erasmo

        • low walk high k says:
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          @Grey: who’s the man? Greys the man. Thx. Your site and input is king of the fb world. Everyone else can just ..well… jus not b as good. Thx again mustached bandit!!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem, thanks!

  13. Mr. Fister Furbush says:
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    Marte, Hunter or Frazier?
    Or stash Beachy?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mr. Fister Furbush: I know he’s been cold, but I think it’s still Marte and I’d rather keep him than Beachy. Never been a big Todd Frazier fan, I wouldn’t bat an eye moving him for Beachy if I need pitching.

  14. JG_ism says:
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    JZ/Morse for Pweeeg? Offense is in complete disarray. Absolutely disgusting.. is this Pweeeg staying up? Continues this…he’s gotta. ROR is Lee.Shark.Niese.Wacha.Beachy Hammel
    FMFBBL

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JG_ism: That’s way too much IMO, Puig’s first homer was off loogie Clayton Richard. Yuck.

  15. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Hi Grey,
    I was offered Cain and Wheeler for Felix in h2h keepers league.
    Your thoughts?

  16. mUshi says:
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    are jimmy rollins and shelby miller enough for jean segura? standard roto. thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mUshi: I would think so, but that’s a lot to give up.

  17. Los Locos says:
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    Time to dump Kenley Jansen?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Los Locos: If I sorely needed that spot for a starter or a hot bat then yes, but if it’s not hurting you too bad, he’s pitching very well and I’d hold on a little longer. League will have a rough patch soon enough.

      • los locos says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Brandon League been playing in that rough patch all season… I just feel I lost out on Zack Wheeler waiting on this guy to take the job.

  18. One Man Crusade says:
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    Thanks for the Wacha update. I did not get to see the game, only the ticker. If he was getting the “young whipper snapper pitching to Bobby Abreu” treatment by the umps he stays in my line-up for next week.

    I own Lincecum and Johnson in a 12 team 15 player keeper league. I have no intention of keeping either guy. Do you think the time to trade for draft picks is now, or roll the dice and hope for a few more QS. When I woke up and read their lines, I did not believe it.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @One Man Crusade: Haha wow, what an awesome pitching day! I’d look to trade JJ now. Be like, “dude is back and looks awesome!” I think everyone knows Lincecum is done-ish. But JJ after this big start could bring in something nice back.

  19. bossmanjunior says:
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    Heard on ESPN radio tonight that MLB could try to enforce a 100 game suspension instead of just 50 games. Basically saying they violated rules twice, one for doing ped’s and another for lying about it.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Yup, this whole thing is like a naive 2nd grade teacher and a few rapscallions. “You pulled her hair twice and lied about it!! That’s double the time out time, you little rascal!”

  20. Dough BOY says:
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    I have Frazier at third, should I drop him and pick up Rendon? We have limited moves and a limited free agent dollar pool.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dough BOY: Both guys I don’t like too much… I think I’d hang onto Frazier, Rendon isn’t gauranteed to play ROY

  21. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Rendon or Franklin?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: I’d go Rendon there.

  22. bossmanjunior says:
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    Willingham @ Guthrie (3-10 3xbh 4k) or Frazier v. Garland (.401 wOBA v rhh)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Willingham. Guthrie either still leads HRs given up or is close.

  23. Iguy says:
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    Rendon or Profar, non-keeper points league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Iguy: Profar.

  24. DMurph says:
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    How good is this Wheeler fella supposed to be? I need to make room on my roster and it’s either him or Rex Brothers that is getting axed.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DMurph: I think he’ll be decent, but no Matt Harvey. Depends on how bad you need a few weeks of save opps, but for the long run, I think I’d hold onto Wheeler.

  25. Casey Jones says:
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    Thanks for the great posts. Just got offered Heyward and Rizzo for Wright. I’m just about desperate for home runs. I’m assuming this is a good move since you recommended going after Heyward in your other article. Thoughts?

    • Casey Jones says:
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      @Casey Jones: He just offered me another deal Rizzo, Heyward, Uggla for Wright and Prado. Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Casey Jones: Seems very even to me, if Heyward even 70% bounces back it’s a great move, I like it.

      • Casey Jones says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Awesome thanks! He’s also offering me Uggla for Prado. Do I bite? I feel like Prado should be turning it around soon. Thoughts?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Casey Jones: Yea I love Prado, I’d do that one too

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Casey Jones: Dude you’re getting Rizzo AND Heyward for Wright basically? Accept!

  26. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey… Are you sure I should wait with Crawford cause I already have Reyes on the DL and I need the extra room to stream pitchers??? If I get rid of Profar then I won’t have a bench guy for my batters.. Drop Profar still or Crawford???

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: If Profar is on your bench, I have no problem cutting him for streaming pitchers

  27. Mike says:
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    Dan haren or Vargas to stream tonight?
    Got hammered with Lilly last night ..need a win!
    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Stupid Ted Lilly! God I hate him. I’d go Vargas needing the win.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: What does the Stream-o-Nator say?

      • Prezz says:
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        @Grey: usually things about putting mayo on his mipples..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Prezz: No way, it’ll short circuit him!

          • Prezz says:
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            @Grey: he never acts on it! Just threatens us with it…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thankfully!

  28. Big C says:
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    A Braun owner in my league is looking for the exits. He has offered Braun up for J. Shields or A. Sanchez. Should I bite?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Big C: Definitely. The appeals process will take forever.

  29. scott says:
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    Everyone chime into this one please. I have Cespedes and Puig in my OF I need a good team name. Sonething about Cuba or Cubans or somethin! Thanks!

    • scott says:
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      @scott: hmm Puig Knows Baseball could work..

      • Cheez Whit says:
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        @scott: Row, Row, Row your boat…

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @scott: Havana Heat. Meh I don’t have much on that one…

        • emporersmonkey says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Cuban Missile Crisis

    • Viva Fidel! says:
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      @scott:
      The Cuban Missle Crisis
      Bay Of Pigs
      La Revolucion

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Viva Fidel!: Hah, well then it has to be Bay of Puigs. That gets my vote

    • Malarkey says:
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      @scott: The Bay of Puigs

      • Malarkey says:
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        @Malarkey: Cesped means grass in spanish, so… Smoking the Cespedes??

        That’s a Puig Cigar
        When Puigs Fly
        Or we can do a combo… When Puigs Smoke the Cespedes??

        • scott says:
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          @Malarkey: good stuff!

    • Fooch says:
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      @scott: Libre!

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @scott: Scarface or Tony and Manolo

    • JJ says:
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      @scott:
      How about CUBANS LIBRE!!!

      • Dave says:
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        @JJ:
        The defectors?

  30. The Strolg says:
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    Would you like something to read?
    Hanging Lady: Do you have anything light?

  31. paulzone says:
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    Which catcher out of martin, castro, gomes, grandal, perez? Obp league w errors and gidp. Please rank top 2 ros (limit on transactions). Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @paulzone: I like Perez then Grandal there

  32. Ryno says:
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    come for the fantasy goodness, stay for the Tribe Called Quest references.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryno: Mic check one two what is this?

  33. Cheez Whit says:
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    I still don’t see how any of these players get suspended this season without any physical evidence or a positive test. Its some he said she said bullshit right now. I would buy low on Braun, EverCab, etc. With appeals, they could play all season.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cheez Whit: Agreed. Some proven criminal says he didn’t do anything or give anything to anyone publicly, then with threat of jail time decides to cooperate, he could say “yes” to everyone on the list. What a nightmare for the MLB.

  34. Jamiehov says:
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    Hey Grey – This is a long post but I’m in 8th in a 10 team rotis. and its looking like a long summer. We have an 1400 innings limit and limited roster spots. I have street and henderson so one is taking a DL spot, the other a dead roster spot. I don’t know how long I can ride out this Josh Hamilton thing. It’s one thing if Hamilton isnt hitting and the rest of the team is but the entire roster is ice cold. Should I drop Parker and Wheeler for someone like Ozuna and play him for Hamilton? I’m hesitant to drop Parker so right now my thought is keep both since Parkers pitched so well the past 3-4 starts and see how Wheeler looks in his first start. Honestly, Medlen was the first to come to my head as a drop, I feel like Parker has more upside. I just don’t want to drop Medlen and then watch him have an August like last year. I’ve been dropping offensive points daily, any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

    • Jamiehov says:
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      @Jamiehov:

      Sorry, my non relief roster

      C – Gattis (picked up for Perez)
      1B – Rizzo
      2B – Gyorko
      SS – Castro
      3B – Zimm
      OF – Mccutch
      OF – Jupton
      OF – Jhamilton
      UTIL – Machado

      SP1 – Scherzer
      SP2 – Shields
      SP3 – Samarzdja
      SP4 – Peavy
      SP5 – Medlen
      SP6 – Parker
      SP 7 – Wheeler

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jamiehov: Well Henderson should be back this weekend, so that’ll help ya out. Definitely keep Medlen over Parker, but I think you can hold both. I’d try to steadfast, but Parker for Ozuna is a fine move.

      • Jamiehov says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks JB! I’m going to hold for now and let Hamilton play out this month.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jamiehov: No prob! I’m hoping he heats up, I don’t own him anywhere, but I do own Trout and Pujols in a number of leagues and would love to see more runs scored

  35. papasmurf says:
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    Another day another sob story.Therapist Smurf is making a killing just from seeing me.

    Brandon Phillips and Sal Perez both out, so I picked up Weeks and Federowicz last night.

    Then I find out MIL brought up Skit Mark or whatever his name is to platoon with Weeks so I was like are you shitting me? Then I find out Perez is back today, so I dropped Federowicz for Dozier to back up Weeks just in case.

    Of course, Weeks doesn’t start so I had to go with Dozier. Dozier is 0 for 2 while Weeks goes 1 for 2 off bench with R. Perez returns with 0 for 3 and Federowicz has a huge game.

    Offense 7 for 37 with 2 R 0 HR 3 RBI. Pitching 6.75 ERA and 1.61 WHIP.

    In a zone right now. The do-no-right zone.

    yall be forewarned, I grabbed Rendon and will start him over Headley today…

    • papasmurf says:
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      @papasmurf: I mean picked them up on Monday.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @papasmurf: Yea my Brewers right side of the infield right now is a mess. Not a big Rendon fan, but I sure hope Headley does nothing Smurf nation needs you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: You’re Smurfing up Rendon now? Oh, Papa Smurf, do you have to?

      • papasmurf says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Yeah it’s pretty much guaranteed to be an 0fer day. Everything I do, do the opposite.

        I picked up Lind. He’s been on fire. So he starts yesterday for me. 0 for 3. So today, against a lefty, I thought he was gonna sit, and he didn’t. Only that, he gets 3 hits (so far) on my bench. While the guy I started, Vernon Wells, against Kluber was 0 for 4 again. I deserve it for going with a slumping hitter, but between what I thought was 0s and starting him against a bad lefty, I had to go with him… or so I thought.

        I dunno how it can consistently go like this. My team BA has dropped from the low .270s into the mid-.250s in the last 2 weeks and the team’s gone from third to 10th. Most of it is due to making moves to cover injured or slumping guys that backfire, nearly every time. I am not exaggerating.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Insane

  36. BrewerFan says:
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    Start Skaggs next week @ San Diego?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @BrewerFan: Yuppers I would

  37. chunk says:
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    choo or puig ros? wrt ops por favor

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chunk: Chooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, de nada

  38. goodfold2 says:
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    what was the line you quoted, grey, at the start of the season as to whether or not braun actually gets suspended this year, around 2% or so (i think, it’s somewhere in the march archives)? what’s the number at now, or is it too early to give accurate read on it? I called a lot of people morons for dodging braun in drafts (there rink-a-dink fantasy guys, but there still my friends, ya know); wanna find out if i should just start hiding and dodging phone calls based on the testimony of a guy who’s attempting to out a bunch of hundred-millionaires. what’s with that by the way, one would think somebody would’ve ended this pidgeon’s too-long-time on earth if he had the power to just claim something and cost these people dozens of millions of dollars. So much for the theory of capitalism, huh.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @goodfold2: Well luckily the politics around baseball isn’t as dire as the politics of Game Of Thrones or else this dude woulda had something awesome, i mean horrible, happen to him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @goodfold2: Maybe 25% now… Still a long process… Commissioner can’t just start banning people… If anything, it drags out until the winter and he’s suspended for next year…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: non-keeper league, so that’ll work. Braun would’ve had to have been very stupid to have left actual evidence tieing him to this. He could’ve very easily had someone else pay for the stuff, and then pay that friend’s legal bills had the friend gotten caught. Exactly how mike vick should’ve done it. Everyone else goes to jail, but everything’s paid for, including their familes. Just like the mob would’ve done it.

  39. The Ghost of Doc Ellis says:
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    Every year I seem to own Ian Desmond. I think it’s for no other reason but your Lost references. Thanks!

  40. emporersmonkey says:
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    Watching Moore pitch last night was worse than watching the Red Wedding happen to my actual family.

  41. MattH says:
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    Hey Grey. Watched the entire Cards/D-backs game. Wacha will have better days for sure. I came away pretty impressed that Heath Bell closed it out after giving up a double to Molina to start the ninth. Thanks for all your advice!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MattH: I may have a barren upper lip, but I loved Bell as well, looks totally different than whoever was on the Marlins. Happy he’s on a lot of my teams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattH: No problem, impressive you watched the whole thing

  42. Roberto says:
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    Somone just dropped Yovani – I’m in big need of pitching with Matt Cain and Greinke stinkin up the squad. Do I use my #1 waiver claim to grab him? Or is he not going to turn it around this yr. All the top prospects(i.e. Wil Myers) are already owned in our league.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Roberto: Uggghhhhhh I have to say yes, but I hate watching Yoga. Tough to find a better option come up though.

  43. Howie says:
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    @Grey- armed with a whopping sample size of two games I’ll still ask the question…Puig to replace Crawford for the remainder of the season in an NL 4×4?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Howie: Naw. Crawford will be better when up again

  44. FarlMarx says:
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    Thoughts on Headley ROS?

    If I could get rid of Headley and Wood for Scutaro and Bogaerts, should I pull the trigger?
    (10 team Pts Dynasty)
    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @FarlMarx: Nah I’d stand pat on that one, I think Headley bounces back a tad and hopefully can go through next offseason healthy.

  45. Casey Jones says:
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    My era and whip sucks this year andI need to upgrade my starting pitching. I was thinking of trading Kennedy, Bailey, and Wacha for Scherzer. This is mainly for the K’s and WHIP. My other starters are Straily, Liriano, CJ Wilson, and Masterson. My closers Mujica, Rivera, and Veras are my only bright point. Okay so Veras is a stretch, but he’s notched me a few saves.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Casey Jones: Yea Veras has been a nice surprise. I like Bailey though, I’d maybe replace him with either Straily or Wilson.

  46. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    I was just offered his Napoli for my Lester and v mart. Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bitchesbeshoppach: Unless my pitching staff was very weak, I do it.

  47. Slam says:
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    Would you give up Bruce or Dominic Brown for pujols?

    Obp and slugging additional hitting categories. Todd Frazier or mark Reynolds would get bumped. Have surplus of good OF. 5 of slots I’ve got Adam jones, Bruce, choo, brown, heyward, and Jennings.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slam: Brown for Pujols would be a perfect trade. I think Pujols bounces back enough to be more valuable and Brown is the hottest name right now and is gonna cool.

      • Slam says:
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        @JB Gilpin: it’s also a keeper league- pujols is 50+ dollars to keep and brown is $1

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slam: Oops nevermind then, changes it completely. Brown.

  48. Lob Ball says:
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    Any chance Rudy will develop a new Razzball tool called the PEDs-O-File? I need a list of offenders to stay clear of in my fantasy neighborhood.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lob Ball: Haha, well it’s about to break, TOO MANY ROID RAGERS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lob Ball: HAHA… He might do it, but it will be for his kid and tinted-window vans

  49. Bringdaruckus says:
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    Rendon or Profar ROS?

  50. The Vaporizers says:
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    Utility question: Alex Rios or Chase Headley ROS?

  51. Revenge of the NNNEEERRRRDDDDDSSSS says:
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    5×5 (OBP) mixed league 13-team… Rest of Season Player Rater appears to be malfunctioning…

    Yahoo! (gasp) and ESPN (double-gasp and vomit) value Peter Bourjos as waiver wire fodder for any league. What do you expect? Can Bourjos perform at a 85R/12HR/25SB/.330OBP pace for the final four months of the season? That should put him around the 40th-best outfielder ROS.

    Quick thoughts? Do you agree with my projection/pace for him?

  52. KCC26 says:
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    would it be absolutely crazy to offer kemp for puig?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @KCC26: Not crazy, but I wouldn’t do it.

  53. Deuces says:
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    Drop Cashner for Rendon? Don’t necessarily “need” either, just looking for a lottery ticket with a better chance to immediately contribute/appeal more as a keeper.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Deuces: I think it’s Cashner. Potential great stuff as a Hodgepadre.

  54. The Ghost of Mike Moustakas says:
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    Start Alex Cobb @ Detroit?

  55. Jon says:
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    Who would you drop for Stanton? Joyce, Ethier, Reddick or BJ

    Hopefully Upton picks it up as I’d prefer to drop one of the other three lefty mashers (since they have more similar skillsets)

    • Jon says:
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      Oops – they mash righties, they are lefties. Of course you know that but I wanted to correct my mistake.

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Jon: Lose Ethier

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jon: I think it’s Joyce actually, I think he tails off and still gets platooned some.

  56. golfnut says:
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    Do you like this deal? I’m thinking Segura might slow down……

    10 team yahoo head to head……..

    I trade Jean Segura and Justin Upton……I get Kipnis, Heyward, Elvis Andrus.

    I’m thinking I get the better end of this deal.
    Currently I am in 1st place.

    Santana
    Goldy
    Kinsler (dl)
    Lowrie
    Longoria
    segura
    upton
    choo
    mc clutchen
    Rollins
    victorino
    Frazier
    Joyce
    mcclouth

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @golfnut: You do.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @golfnut: I think Segura is for real, but does regress a tad. I’m not a big Andrus guy. I stand pat.

    • Birdog says:
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      @golfnut:

      I would not do that trade.

  57. Luke says:
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    Hi Grey: II need to replace Crawdford and I’m dropping either Marcum, Parker, or Straily. Likely Marcum.

    My offense is
    C: Doumit
    1b: Votto
    2nd: Altuve
    SS: Segura
    3rd: Miggie
    OF: Gordon
    Of: Justin Upton
    OF: Fowler
    Utility: Freeman
    Utility: Markasis
    Bench: Matt Carpenter & Crawford

    As you can imagine my pitching is weak and hence I’m only in 3rd. Any recommendations for an RBI/HR pickup?

    I’m thinking Kubel, Pedro Alverez, D. Murphy, Eaton, or Belt. Maybe a flier on Ike Davis (yuck) or moustakis (also yuck)

    As always, thanks for the advice and for keeping it real!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Luke: None of those guys would crack your lineup. You’re looking for a 2nd bench bat? If your pitching is weak, I’d use the slot to stream

      • Luke says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: even in a roto league? You’re probably right, but I’ve got 6 pitchers on the bench and one hitter.
        Thx

        I will say I’m intrigued by JD Martinez. My brother thinks he’s good when he played with him. He also said Mike Leake was a stud when he played him at ASU…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Luke: Since you need HR and RBI, I think taking the flier on Alvarez is your move. As Grey thinks he mashes 5 homers this week!

      • Luke says:
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        @JB Gilpin:I might do it. We have to pay $5 per move over a certain amount and I’m on pace to be about 20 over the limit.

        • Luke says:
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          @Luke: and my pitching sucks because my top 4 are Hamels, Cuento, Ryu, and Medlen. Then I’ve got marcum, Straily, Parker, wheeler, and Haren. Closers are best in league.

  58. Kyle kendrick says:
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    Stream colon vs mil or guts vs min?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kyle kendrick: The Brewers look shell-shocked against terrible starters lately. I’d prefer Colon but don’t really like either.

      • Kyle Kendrick says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Colon has looked lights out lately (granted his last start was vs. Houston)

      • Prezz says:
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        @Grey: that he loves joe blanton and he doesnt care who knows…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Prezz: Well, that’s true

  59. scott says:
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    Better stream this wknd
    De Le Rosa vs Padre (Volquez)
    Milone vs Whitesox (Danks) leaning towords this one

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @scott: You have to pick one? I go JDLR, you get a few more Ks

      • scott says:
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        @JB Gilpin: don’t HAVE to but I started Burnett, wacha, masterson this week… really hurtin in whip and era

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @scott: Well if I could I’d take the chance on both though to even them out if a head-to-head

  60. AA says:
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    Rendon or Franklin ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AA: Rendon

  61. Buffalo Runner says:
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    Jhonny Peralta?

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

  62. NK says:
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    Profrar is sitting on my waiver wires still in a H2H yahoo league. I have Cano at second, but no backup. Is it worth dropping Angel Pagan to pick him up? I have Puig, Heyward, Upton, and Cuddyer in OF, an Molina, Napoli, Pedro Alvarez, Ian Desmond, Adam LaRoche, Mitch Moreland, and Andrelton Simmons as well. Also, no one has accepted a trade offer and NO ONE in the league has made a trade yet this season at all. Thoughts? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @NK: My thoughts are you need a new league! Haha. I think you hold onto Pagan if Profar is gonna be on your bench.

      • NK says:
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        @JB Gilpin: hahaha, tell me about it! Public leagues are always a roll of the dice… but thanks for the advice!

  63. SON of God, why did I not listen to thee with a full and faithful heart? Thou didst tell me to sit Matt Moore, and behold, I did so. All praise to thee! But thou didst proclaim that St. Timothy of Lincecum was a 16 dollar start, and yet did I bench him, because his last start against the Jays of Blue was an abomination unto mine eyes. Ah, SON of God, why didst I not listenenen?

    Of course, Peavy was a 20 dollar start, I think. Any the who.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sherm: Peavy is the duke of pee pee

  64. T Moore says:
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    Mr Gray: The Weeks and Upton eruption is coming

    Weeks hitting over 375 over last 7 days … Had to come in for the K-Scooter..He started their rally in the 8th

    Upton will show those who doubted… He is just not an average guy… If it was not for his speed, he would be the brunt of jokes… By the way ,where is that speed this year – 3 for 6 is not good… That will change… FEELINGS STRONG HERE..

    I got snagged by the Skagg… Johnson had a nice return outing in a loss to Slim Tim..

    Cespedes is warming up… Up to 239.. on his way to 270ish and 35 plus taters… Just don’t run him…

    The A’s let one slip away…. At least, Axford tossed me a win in that one… It had been awhile..

    YAP YAP YAP

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @T Moore: 35 taters? Dem lotsa taters. I take the 30 and be hashbrown happy! I really hope the Weeks eruption is coming, we need it! Wait, you still have Axford active? He has been surprisingly good actually, but kudos!

      • T Moore says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        JB: Are you Mr. Gray’s alter ego??? That second self that is always nice to commentors; the side that takes the time to write more than a cryptic partial sentence in reply; the one who pulls forward – the right way – in parking stalls instead of backing in his pricey darken windowed yuppie mobile for an image statement for all to see; the one who fights for pay raises and better working conditions for the entire RazzBall staff – Like having Nurf wastebasket ball hoops at every work station instead of just in the boss’s luxury suites and demands a liberal profit sharing program for all -not just the selected few; and is that trusted friend, who really likes his job and the people who work with him and read and respond to him…

        Or are you some crazed bored want-to-be-a RazzBall staffer??.. One who longs “to work long hours for little or no pay” = one definition of slavery, by the way??? .. You are making big mistake if the “Or part” is the case – if you ask me..

        Who are you, JB???

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @T Moore: Haha… He parks the cars correctly, is polite and helps fantasy baseballers with their bags… He’s a writer for the site too, read other posts besides mine sometimes T Moore…

        • Prezz says:
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          @T Moore: that was awesome T… Seriously giggled like a school girl the whole way thru..

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @T Moore: HAHA, I have this crappy corner cubicle, and Grey has three offices each with 5 nerf basketball hoops in them.

          • Prezz says:
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            @JB Gilpin: grey doesnt even like basketball!! And hes over there mini hoopin all day!? What a Bosch…

  65. Phil says:
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    Please pick two
    Phelps
    Skaggs
    Wacha

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Phil: Of course the only time I stream Phelps was that Mets disaster. But gotta pick him and Wacha, best shot to stay in the rotations.

  66. dsimon says:
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    As a Nats fan, the more I see of their treatment of injured players under Rizzo and Davey, the more I question what the hell those guys are thinking.

    1. Stephen Strasburg – not injured. Pulled from his starts after 160 innings last year instead of monitoring and controlling his use or, God forbid, rolling him out slowly a la the Barves and Kris Medlen.

    2. Jayson Werth – strains a hamstring, gets sick with the flu, and tries to keep sprinting. Tears it even worse. Was the medical staff even paying attention?

    3. Danny Espinosa – has a torn labrum. Doesn’t have surgery. Starts the season hitting his weight…. too bad he’s a small dude. Fractures his wrist, which they don’t even realize for 3 weeks, plays for ANOTHER three weeks, before finally hitting the DL.

    4. Lats/Obliques – maybe it’s just because I pay more attention to this team than other teams, but I have to feel like the Number of Nationals Games Lost To Lat/Oblique Injuries / Number of MLB Games Lost to Lat/Oblique Injuries > 50%. Maybe that’s hyperbole, but last year David Wright strained his oblique and missed maybe 2 weeks. Zimmerman strains his and goes in and out of the lineup and eventually misses 2 months. Of course the latest is Strasburg who is supposed to miss zero starts? Sure….

    5. Bryce Fucking Harper – Ok Bryce. You run your ass off and hit the wall. You are dizzy and don’t know where you are when you get up. You feel nauseous for 2-3 days after, and you can’t do much of anything but lay around. But NO THAT IS NOT ANY SIGN OF POST CONCUSSION SYNDROME AT ALL. And what, your knee is banged up? So you go ahead and try to hit the warehouse at Camden Yards during BP? The same fucking training staff and organization that pulls a healthy Strasburg won’t sit Harper until he’s fully healed up? And now, finally he gets put on the DL?

    Anyways, that’s my rant. I hate everything.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dsimon: I feel ya man that sucks. The Dodgers have the same beef with hammy injuries. As a Brewers fan, I have to get 30 texts and facebooks about Ryan Braun like I’m somehow married to the guy or sold him the steroids myself. Sucks being a small market fan sometimes!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dsimon: Yeah, they’ve been real questionable lately… Kid gloves with their youngsters prior to coming up then throwing them out there with injuries is bad form…

  67. Dough BOY says:
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    12 team we start 4 outfieldersine are: Stanton, Choo, Holliday, a jones,
    My pitching staff is: wainwright, scherzer,j Zimmerman, Ryun, garza, m minor

    Got offered cargo for wainwright and Holliday… I really think I should pull the trigger but not sure. Having trouble in RBI and power department

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Dough BOY: Sure

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dough BOY: Yea I do that. You consolidate into an awesome top 10 player.

  68. Rjames says:
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    Jesus Colome or Chris Archer ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rjames: Haha you mean Alex Colome? Jesus Colome was the Rays fireballer like 10 years ago, but they are kinda similar stuff wise! I go Archer

      • Rjames says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks, was that his dad?

  69. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    Who do I roll with for my utility spot today. Kipnis (sabathia) or Sandoval (dickey)?

  70. Hotrod says:
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    Some Puig

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hotrod: Puigs in a blanket

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hotrod: Puiggie’s got the conch shell

      • Aero says:
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        @Grey: Lord of the Fly Balls?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

      • Sherm says:
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        @Grey: Grey– William Golding: worth a pick up?

  71. Jon says:
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    What do you think about Figaro for MIL? SON likes him vs PHI on Friday. Would you stream him?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jon: A Figaro question!!!!!!!! I love Figaro. No one outside of Mil fandom seems to know him. Wrote about my love for him in DraftKings piece coming out. I would stream him, but be prepared for a bad ERA but good WHIP and Ks with not a good shot at a W due to probably only 5 innings of work. He actually warmed up in the bullpen last night before the Brewers walkoff. So they’re not cementing him in the rotation at all. I wish they would.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Jon: Depends on your format. That’s digging deep.

  72. Steve D. says:
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    Someone dropped Chase Headley in my league – is he worth the 2nd waiver spot to claim? I have him on another team, and he’s been slumping. Kyle Seager would go. Right now I have the hot hitting David Freese at third with Segura at short and Kipnis at 2B/SS (and H Ram at UTIL, how can plat 3rd or SS). So there isn’t a pressing need, but I’m smart enough to know you can never have too many quality bats.

    Yea or nay on Chase?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve D.: Yay. Then Tray…de

  73. Schwab Stumped says:
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    How much to pay for Puig off FA in a 10 Team, 5 Keeper, with everyone getting $100 FAAB? He could be kept for 1/2 his projected ESPN cost next year…

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Schwab Stumped: Hmmm, $30-40ish I’d say without knowing anyone’s budgets

    • Cuban Missile says:
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      @Schwab Stumped:

      I would pay $9-$15 depending on how aggresive your leagues bidding is to ensure you get him.

      • Schwab Stumped says:
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        @Cuban Missile: @Cuban Missile: @Cuban Missile: @Cuban Missile: Thanks Guys! The league is pretty competitive, but there’s a lot of FAAB hoarders out there… I think Ill split the difference and go around $25.

        Anyone with thoughts on Myers vs. Puig ROS and next year?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Schwab Stumped: Puig because speed upside. Similer power and average upside.

  74. Jay says:
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    so owner won’t do Felix and Machado for Braun, countered with Felix and Kipnis.

    it’s a keeper and Braun was one of my 5. Can at least replace him with Heyward.

    Is the deal worthwhile? Kipnis has some trade value in my league as I don;t necessarily need him, although I could use him at an IF spot since Asdrubal went down. also Felix would allow me to explore a trade off of Verlander.

    Give me Guidance Great Greycarlo <–(poor attempt at alliteration)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jay: I think that’s fair for sure. Will look great if suspension goes into effect this yr.

  75. Jay says:
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    Would you rather target Harvey or Felix in a keeper?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jay: Given equal costs, I’d still say Felix with such long track record and still lots of years ahead.

  76. chillmodious says:
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    https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQjn6m6I9b0A3Z9OfgGmsTyGd7sDOOCJattVvll8_ju6140Zd2C

    Chris Tucker, “Yo Grey, sorry it took me so long to get back to you… I was busy rebounding for Kevin Hart and Joey Fatone in the layup line here at All-Star Weekend. My agent just called and told me I showed up in another Razzball blurb, so I got to thinkin’… you and Rudy down to produce Rush Hour 7? Me and Chan-dog are already shooting #4, but if we do a #7, then the fans are just going to beg for a #5 and 6. That’s some hood marketing, homie! And you know thi–damn yo, did that courtside waitress just walk by with a gourmet corndog?!”

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chillmodious: Haha Grey needs to show Tuck some mustache tips, none of this goatee bullshit!

      • chillmodious says:
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        @JB Gilpin: HA. Are you sure that’s a goatee and not just Oreo crumbs that stuck to his stubble?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @chillmodious: C’mon, he’s added like 50+ lbs, there ain’t no crumbs left!

          • chillmodious says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Haha, nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chillmodious: HOLY CRAP, DOODE GOT FAT… Isn’t he supposed to be helping Africa? That’s some way to help them, eat all of their supplies…

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Seriously. At least Bono and Madonna have the decency to exploit the continent without actually eating their provisions.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly!

  77. Nate says:
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    Would you drop H. Kendrick for Rendon?

    Archer for Straily?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nate: No and yes. Unless I could afford risks on more upside

  78. Ciao, Roberto says:
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    In a keeper 12 man h2h league with OPS+ Holds, which pitchers should I target with my Shin-Soo Choo?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ciao, Roberto: A solid 11-20 ranked SP I would think.

      • Ciao, Roberto says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks, JB!

  79. Wilsonian says:
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    Who would you prefer to start today?

    Jennings @ Fister
    Marte @ Teheran

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

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: Never mind, just saw that JUp is sitting today, so he’s got the bench.

  80. Kid A says:
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    Chris Perez giving new meaning to “stash on the DL.”

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Kid A: Haha. Well, at least he had some foresight and planned to start rehabbing a few days ago.

      • Kid A says:
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        @chillmodious: “According to sources Indians closer Chris Perez received a significant amount of marijuana delivered to his house.”

        red-eye staring contest in 3-2-1…..

        • Prezz says:
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          Let the man get high on the couch.. who cares.. let him turn into chris tucker.. big deal…

          • chillmodious says:
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            @Prezz: Getting high on the couch landed Brad Pitt some Angelina Voight. Getting high in Deebo’s chicken coop apparently landed Chris Tucker 50 additional pounds. The lesson here? Stay on the damn couch!

            • Prezz says:
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              @chillmodious: well it wasnt JUST weed that ended him up in the coop.. but i agree, i need to go find a chair before i adopt 7 afgani kids and gain 50 lbs…

              • chillmodious says:
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                @Prezz: Damn angel dust!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  81. Mark Bellhorn says:
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    R. Zimmerman for Machado/Shields, I got Zimmerman, pull the trigger?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mark Bellhorn: Like that one indeed

  82. Rodney says:
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    Giancarlo or Chris Davis? Keeper league. Miami lineup and Giancarlo injuries are horrifying.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rodney: Oh wow. That’s very close, good one! Davis if you’re in it for this year for sure, if planning to next yr, Giancarlo, even though both close.

      • Rodney says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks, man! I’ll hold.

  83. chillmodious says:
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    I went to bed early and missed all the Puig fun that portends to save my beloved Doyers. Which also means I didn’t get to contribute any Puig-puns to Razzball. Mea cupla. He deserved better from me. I mean, on a top-5 payroll in baseball, that Puig is definitely best in show. He’s downright Puignacious! (Should I keep going? Ok, fine…) No poke is too big for this Puig–he doesn’t even need to age or breathe like most fine swines, either. In LA, you need to be a man of the people, so the fact that’s he’s tri-lingual is a bonus too–how many professional baseball players can speak English, Spanish, and Puig Latin?! For fantasy managers, it’s going to become a question of “buy Ya siel?” and the answer will not be sell. (OK, I’m pun-ch drunk and need to end this before I Puig out. Dah! Got greedy there. Sorry.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chillmodious: Ha, nice! I expect twenty more from you for tonight’s game

  84. Is Swisher dropable for someone like Ike, Lind, Carter, Kubel, Saunders, etc…to me it feels like he’s been way underwhelming. Maybe it’s just me.

    Thanks Grey!

    Oh, by the way I’m holdling (Josh) Johnson, Dickey, Hardy and Wood, and last night I got Wacha-ed off. Someone astutely pointed out I could also use Wang.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sixto Lescano: Chien-Ming Wang! Yea I think Swish for Lind is fine, it’ll boost your average a tad

  85. Iron Mike says:
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    I have Aaron Hill on the DL and had Rutledge. I replaced them with LeMahieu and now Nick Franklin. I also have Cozart at short.

    Rendon was dropped in my league a day before he was promoted. I have been sitting on the second waiver wire priority. Should I cash it in on Rendon? I don’t think he will make it to the free agent list.

    Opinions?

    Thanks,
    Iron Mike

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Iron Mike: Yea I would, I like him more than Franklin, and you can play the field with those 3 until it settles out.

  86. Gerby says:
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    How much regression do you expect for Matt Moore? I have a stacked rotation already and a chance to get him cheap but his xFIP and BABIP make me nervous. Is he closer to a 3.00 ERA guy or a 4.25 ERA guy rest of season?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gerby: Closer to 3.00 but like 1.30 WHIP

  87. Beastman says:
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    A test for your Goldy loving in a keeper league:

    Take 1 year of Goldy and 2 years of Eaton, give 2 years each of Machado and Shelby? If I made the move, Seager would be my starting 3B and I could bench Hosmer, who’s obviously been a disappointment. Eaton would be a keeper stash, considering his injury.

    I hope no Razzball writers appear on the dreaded Biogenesis of America list. Go natural boys!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Beastman: I, ummmm, was consulting, ummmm, with a lawyer…. ummm, Barry Zuckercorn… Hah, I like the latter part, lots of years of good players for one great year and 2 question mark years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Beastman: Machado and Miller side… Ha, we always do!

      • Beastman says:
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        @Grey: Thanks guys, don’t compromise your writing and research for risky promises of PEDs! And what would PEDs be to a writer? Beer?

        What if the Goldy owner swapped out 2 yrs of Eaton for this season only of Beachy? I have such adoration for Goldy, it’s clouding my judgement.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d still do it… Nachos and beer…

  88. The Fridge says:
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    Should I sell my Braun for his Bruce?

  89. Wilsonian says:
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    Eduardo/Edmundo/Nick Franklin or Kelly Jo for 2nd?

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

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wilsonian: So many Ed names! I still like Kelly

  90. Miguel Sano says:
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    Hearing Chriz Perez has been arrested on drug possession

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Miguel Sano: Looks that way, and he looks like a drug lord anyway

  91. Kyle Kendrick says:
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    Stream-o-nator doesnt say much about Jacob Turner, but hes pitching against the Phils tonight… worth the stream? or go Colon?

  92. Casey Jones says:
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    A guy offered me Latos for Veras and Brand Phillips. My ERA and WHIP stink right now. Good deal?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Casey Jones: I’m not a big Latos fan and Phillips has been pretty money I think I hold off

  93. Serious ShortEyes Problem says:
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    Drop Arenado (IF position) for… Bloomquist, Rendon, Didi, N. Franklin?

  94. chillmodious says:
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    Grey, today only… Start Mitch Moreland (@Bos, facing a crappy righty in Lackey, HR last night, Hitter-tron $19.6) or Jason Heyward (vs. Pit, facing a lefty in Wandy Rodriguez, heating up lately, Hitter-tron $13)?

    All data suggests Moreland. “Who’s the better player overall?” suggests Heyward. What do you suggest? Thanks.

    • JDW says:
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      @chillmodious:

      Second all time favorite baseball card right there. The ’86 is second only to his Topps ’83. Man, that kid could go!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chillmodious: I like the data suggests side

      • chillmodious says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks. I wound up going Heyward because I could use some bags this week. Problem is, I thought McKenry was catching. Russell Martin playing instead. Oh well. Hoping J Hey rewards me anyway.

  95. Lando87 says:
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    Quickly flipped Evereth Cabrera yesterday for Julio Teheran. I have Jose Reyes DLed and need a replacement SS to hold me over AND need to drop one of my pitchers.

    So:
    – Do I pick up Crawford, Lowrie or Cozart to tide me over

    AND

    – Should I drop Andy Pettite, Kyle Lohse or Jeremy Guthrie

    Word.

  96. JDW says:
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    Dominic Brown didn’t homer last night! Now I’m FREAKING OUT!! This guy is a BUST!!

    Love you, Dom-Dom.

    I call him Dom-Dom.

    He likes it.

    Puig went yard for me twice last night. If he doesn’t get three dingers today I’m dropping his pathetic arse too!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JDW: Geez, I want your team

      • JDW says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Nah…I’m fifth in a 13 team keeper. Crushing in pitching, but decidedly mediocre at the plate.

        Even with Harper (11), Strasburg (16), Castro (37), Darvish (42), Jennings (63)
        Chapman (68), Profar (89), Howard (94), Konerko (115), Utley (120)
        Harvey (141) Teheran (146) Machado, (167) D. Brown (172) Grilli (193)
        Cobb (198) I’m still just fifth.

        Did draft Profar about 150 picks to early to make sure I got him for the next five years. And took Taveras and Hamilton late so they could ride my bench for the year. Still holding Jose Fernandez, Cingrani and Wheeler because I just love the young guys. Won’t drop. Just got lucky grabbing Puig and holding him two weeks ago. Castro and my hole at first base are killing my offense.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JDW: Well you’re 5th now but look top 3 for next decade.

  97. Yeshcheese says:
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    Bourjos or Viciedo ROS? 12tRoto5x5, Util bat

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Yeshcheese: I love Bourjos. I think it’s him

  98. JVH4 says:
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    Buy low or stay away on Billy Butler?

    ROS says buy, but I’m scurred!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JVH4: If pretty low then I’d buy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JVH4: I’d buy

  99. Mitch says:
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    thoughts on getting napoli and jorge DLR for vmart and medlan? all this talk of medlan being moved to pen and i can use the power upgrade. good deal for me?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mitch: I like that deal either way

  100. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Trade my Ryan Zimmerman for his Wainwright? I have Donaldson to plug into 3b and I need pitching

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: Yea that sounds good for ya

  101. Yeshcheese says:
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    Anyone starting Garza @LAA tonight?

    • JVH4 says:
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      @Yeshcheese: benched him, but I need ERA more than counting stats right now.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Yeshcheese: I think he’d be a fine start

  102. Eddie says:
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    Samardzija or JZimmerman for manny machado?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Eddie: This year only? I think Samar for Machado is a good move

      • Eddie says:
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        @JB Gilpin: YEah, i just need help at 3B badly, got frazier and young there…also got a good SP staff that include those 2 plus miller, lee, Hbailey and peavy (wheeler and beachy stashed)…still not sure what to offer for machado, another friend offered aramis ramirez for my JZimmerman, i think im kinda losing on that trade…suggestions highly appreciated!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Eddie: No prob! I still like the Shark for Machado, in my Pitcher Profile on Monday, I broke down his start and his velocity really dropped off. I’m worried he wears down in Sept. Like Machado more than Aramis too. So I take the Samardzija deal if ya can

          • Eddie says:
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            @JB Gilpin: what if he counter asking me for Jzimm or miller for machado? would it be still a good trade on my side?

  103. Eng says:
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    G’morning. Same me, same question. Start Gallardo today? I’m leaning no.

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Eng: I was leaning the same way, but it’s in O.Co and Grey advised a throw when I asked him about it Monday. Since Peavy already dropped a deuce on my ratios yesterday, I’m all in on Gallardo today. Throw him, let’s find another person in the same boat, and we can form a prayer triangle.

      • chillmodious says:
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        @chillmodious: WHOOS… strike that, game’s in “The Good Land,” not in O.Co. I’m still throwing him, though.

        • Kid A says:
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          @chillmodious: I went the other way and strapped a saddle to my bloated bug. En garde!

          • chillmodious says:
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            @Kid A: Touché!

            • Kid A says:
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              @chillmodious: Not to mention Braun and Aramis are sitting. Looks like a soft lineup. Buena Suerte, Carajos.

      • Eng says:
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        @chillmodious: Ha, I like it. I am strongly considering the prayer triangle, but still pondering due to the fact he is a true slug this year.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Eng: Well since every Brewers starter gives up HRs in the first inning, I would not

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng: I’m starting him, pray for us

      • Eng says:
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        @Grey: Thanks guys, has been some good food for thought. However, I just saw Braun is sitting and without his arm and bat I’m even less confident in Gallardo pitching well or winning. I’m out (well, 90%, since I’m still tempted thought of the OG Razzballers going into battle together. As a great black poet once said; we ride together we die together)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But all we have is each other!

  104. Nathan says:
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    So, um, are we starting Greinke against Atlanta today?

    • Nathan says:
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      @Nathan: Oh, I guess that’s tomorrow. Still!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nathan: Yikes. I really want to and probably will, but I did bench him vs. Col

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      Im@Nathan: I’m going to, streamonator has him at $18.3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nathan: Starting him, pray for us

  105. Longotulo says:
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    So, I dropped phelps after his implosion last week…is it time to drop Ponch Estrada again for Phelps?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Longotulo: Ughhhh tell me about it. I streamed Phelps in that one. I’d give Estrada one last start to see how he looks.

      • Kid A says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Estrada is Disgraced Lustfully. Keep up you guys…jesus.

  106. Jack says:
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    Nava versus Marte for ROS with 6×6 (OPS) scoring. Or should I drop Crawford?

    Rest of team
    C: J.P. Arencibia
    1B: Fielder
    2B: Jedd Gyorko
    SS: Alcides Escobar
    3B: Evan Longoria
    OF: Trout, Rios, Carl Crawford
    UTL: Starling Marte, Moreland
    Bench: Dominic Brown, Yasiel Puig
    DL: Corey Hart

    SP: Jered Weaver, Madison Bumgarner, Mat Latos, Johnny Cueto, Matt Harvey, Mike Minor, Dan Haren, Patrick Corbin, Zach Wheeler
    RP: Edward Mujica, Jose Valverde
    DL: Daniel Hudson

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jack: Well i would lose Hudson, move Crawf there, and pick up Nava. Like Marte more than Nava.

  107. Jiggy Nits says:
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    8 team – NL only roto with BB instead of R.

    Thinking about my Ryan Zimmerman for his Starlin Castro (I have Everth Cabrera as my only shortstop). He’s chasing me in steals.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jiggy Nits: I think that’s fair

  108. danny says:
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    Is Carlos Santana starting today’s day game? Yahoo has the carrot saying he’s starting, and a player note saying he’s off

  109. Elwood Blues says:
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    I have a 22 stolen base lead in steals.. NL Only 12-team 4×4 keeper league.
    Do I try to move Cabrera now to a team at the bottom of the standings that may want him for next year??
    Or hold onto him and hope for appeals.. a short suspension.. and keep him for next year too since this is a keeper league.. and I have him for just $8.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Elwood Blues: I think you move him for something better if you can. That’s a great value in the format obviously, but there are probably some other good keepers you can target

  110. zzzzzz says:
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    Do you prefer Rendon over Arenado?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @zzzzzz: I still like Arenado

  111. Big M says:
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    Better ROS, Gyorko or Rendon?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Big M: Gyorko

  112. Jay says:
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    Pedro Alvarez or Adam Lind

    Which one is the add?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jay: Totally depends on my need, power obviously big Pedro, avg Lind. Rest of stats comparable

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Pedro

  113. NyJacob says:
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    Grey – i got offered CC. Sabathia and Nelson Cruz for Ryan Braun. I know Cruz on the potential suspend list as well but if both Cruz and Braun go I guess I’ll still have CC? lol I could also just wait this out. thoughts? thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @NyJacob: I think that’s a wait it out

  114. ZDC says:
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    10 team H2H just traded my Miller/Brown for Strasburg/Stanton. Good, right?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ZDC: Yes definitely. Nice swindle

  115. Hondo says:
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    J Upton on the bench again.There has to be something going on they are keeping quiet.

    Or maybe he just sucks.

    Great early run though.

    Oh well, I scammed a guy into giving me him for Prado after the draft.

    Thank God it’s a friendly league,cause I still can’t believe it went through.LOL.

    No biggy(or smalls) it appears Mr. Puig has cleared a bench spot for him.Now if only Choo hadn’t gone AWOL I’d be fine.Geez, this means I have to start the ever terrifying Bruce.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hondo: You think Jay Bruce is terrifying? It could be oh so worse!

      • Hondo says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        K’s count in the league and you never now what Bruce will do.

        • Hondo says:
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          @Hondo:

          I throw Bruce out there if the matchup looks good,weathers right with the wind not blowing in and I’m behind in HR’s and have no shot at winning the offensive K’s(pretty much right there with saves in the blowoff category).It’s a 20 cat daily H2H,so I’ve got some flex.
          Plus my Dad is on the way out,so I’m up all the time taking care of him,so I can nitpick the small stuff while the responsible people are sleeping.LOL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hondo: Upton for Prado? C’mon

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        Hey,the guy needed SS and it worked.What can I say except thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster.?LOL

        There were a couple comments,but the commish has the final say.The guy I traded him too wrote a lengthy explanation about why he thought it was fair.

        I just scratched my balls and prayed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  116. c0wfunk says:
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    Aoki for Tim Hudson trade? Which side?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @c0wfunk: Stickin with Aoki there

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @JB Gilpin: My first instinct.. I’m really trying to unload an OF for a reasonably reliable pitcher and I went for Anibal Sanchez with Nava and he countered with Hudson for Nava (way too low, imo) .. so I was thinking Aoki was a little closer. Still waiting to hear back from my Nava for Corbin offer.

        Would your assessment change if you were desperate for pitching and had way too many OF? The other reasonable option this guy has is Vargas – (1)would you rather Hudson or Vargas?

        (2) Could you rank these OF, ROS: Aoki, Gardner, Marte, Brown, McLouth, Nava

        My big guys are Trout, Cespedes, and Stanton coming back soon so I have a decently balanced core 3. The rest are in a util rotation.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @c0wfunk: Sadly, rather have Vargas. Nava for Corbin is a nice one. Yea that is quite a rotation, maybe like Marte and Aoki for Anibal? I like Brown, Gardner, Marte, Nava, McLouth Aoki as your ranks

          • c0wfunk says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Thanks for the followup – Yeah with stanton out I basically have 3 spots (2 utils) that I shuffle those 6 through (though brown’s become a must start these last two weeks of course)

            I pulled back the aoki for hudson offer and he marked anibal as an untouchable when refusing the nava. Tough sell in a league full of tigers fans I guess! fingers crossed on the nava / corbin swap. Not feeling quite as bad about my rotation after what Teheran did today!

  117. J Money says:
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    Rendon or DJ in 12 team roto league with OPS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J Money: Rendon

  118. tank1 says:
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    I’ve been offered a combo of Castro, Freeman and Puig for C.Davis and a reliever. Hate to give up on Davis but tempted by the offer. A lot depends on whether Puig is for real. Is this a good deal? Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tank1: I think Puig is real enough to take that

  119. Trevor says:
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    Will “The Legend of” Puig’s trade value ever be higher than today? What type of player (or which player) should I try to get for Puig today? In a keeper league where I can only keep 3. Already have Trout, Adam Jones and Goldschmidt.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Trevor: I think it could be higher after a week or so, if he hit another homer or two then nabs a few bases. Don’t think Puig will crack a keeper though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Trevor: Aim for the stars

  120. Ryan G says:
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    Salvador Perez and Eric Hosmer sitting in a tree…..

    Thank god its not my tree any more!!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan G: Well they aren’t R-B-I-I-N-G haha

      • Ryan G says:
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        @JB Gilpin: you are correct, they are S-U-C-K-I-N-G…and i dont know if its sexual on just on the field

  121. PD says:
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    Trade advice sought..

    Been offered Prince, Adam Jones & Chapman for my Edwin, HanRam & Dread Pirate..

    I’m intriged but not yet convinced.. Saves is by far my worst cat as I’m toed for last in that cat. Also trading HanRam means leaving Bonafacio plugged into my MI slot which has been less than ideal.

    I’ve done ok to this point without HanRam & the saves Chapman brings are very tempting. Am I giving too much offence away?

    • Ryan G says:
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      @PD: one must consider if they are giving ANY offense away by trading HanRam..

    • Ryan G says:
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      @PD: however, you are giving away a lot between cutch and E5(maybe should be E0 now?!?) but Prince Fielder might actually save the world in July and August. Does that count in your league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PD: Take it

  122. KY says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Can you rate the following SS ROS: Everth Cabrera, Jean Segura, Alcides Escobar, Andrelton Simmons. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KY: Segura, Everth, Alcides

  123. Jake DuBois says:
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    Points league: Holliday or Heyward ROS?

  124. Kid A says:
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    Wandy pointing at elbow. MEDIC!!!

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Kid A: Muahaha! I almost sat J Heyward because of the lefty-lefty matchup, but threw him out there anyway. Hopefully Wandy gets lifted for a righty. Although, J Hey already 1-for-1.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kid A: Seriously? Already?

  125. T Moore says:
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    Mr Gray: There certainly is a Latin connection to this PED thing out of Miami..

    I have heard – no proof – that PED are much more easy to obtain – the untraced type – in Latin America… Seems, the latin lads like “Zee Pump” or are hooked!!!

    I do wonder, if some of these fellas, the ones who have paid their dues to MLB for their past transgressions – like Colon – should/would not be impacted by this – if their dates of use were OK… Seems like double jeopardy if they were old users…

    Some of this smacks of witch hunt to me too..

    Heard someone say during the Colon and Melky bust of last year, that 50% of MLB are still using PED… The once a year testing is a joke on MLB… The owners try and blame the Players Unions for the current weak and lame testing program.. Sounds convenient to me… MLB and drug use goes back over a century… The owner want to win .. It is all a see, hear, speak no evil monkey thingy to me….

    I’m tired of the whole issue really… If they are stupid enough to want to do this to their bodies have at it – is getting to be my feeling on the PED thing..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: Agreed that everyone has and will continue to do it in some form… They’ll just get better at it… Once a year is beyond a joke…

    • Prezz says:
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      @T Moore: seriosly thats what ive been ranting.. just suspend everybody… Fuck it… You know most of the MLB does it… Why punish a couple and hope it goes away? It wont… They did this before.. just file every major leaguer in to a warehouse and blood test right there… Screw it.. then you can have 40 guys playing in one league.. shit is a joke!

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @T Moore:

      in the dominican republic ,
      they dope their fighting cocks .

  126. alcohol abuser says:
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    I have Braun in a 12 team keeper (6 players). Am I out of my mind for considering trading Braun for Y.Molina and Chris Davis? Or Braun for Posey and Dominic Brown?

    I am in 1st place and am trying to win this year. A Braun suspension would not help me accomplish this. Would you consider moving Braun in either of those deals?

  127. Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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    In a vacuum, who do I trade from my crowded OF?
    Heyward, Baby Car-Go, AJax, or Zobrist?

    I’d like to add a good SP. I was thinking a Lance Lynn or Bumgardner type.

    Thoughts? Thanks, gang!

  128. Jay says:
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    ok Looks like we’re close to a deal here

    Moving Braun for Felix and Kipnis. I’m just through with wondering when it will happen with Braun.

    Im in H2H league 5 keepers so while losing Braun sucks overall it feels like the right hting to do. Braun hasn’t been fantastic this year so not sure if it really is an injury or maybe he was juiced up and now not so much so this is what to expect?

    so making this move gives me Votto , Longo, Heyward, Stras and Felix as keepers I have Verlander too, but may explore trading him. would you rank Stras verlander Felix in a keeper format

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: I’d take Felix

  129. giant-eer says:
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    Liking Straily at the Sox this week, but the SON says no-go. What do you think?

    • Big M says:
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      @giant-eer:

      CHW sucks, I’d roll with Straily

  130. Big M says:
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    Daniel Hudson over any of these guys? Wacha, T Wood, Josh J, Straily… man my pitching is hurting… Beachy better be serviceable hah…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big M: Straily, Wacha

  131. Bernie Brewer says:
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    I need help at 1B and SP. If I give up Cano and Puig to get A. Gonzalez and Felix, is it a good deal for me? (I’d have Zobrist to replace Cano at 2B).

  132. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Gyorko or Profar – keepers league.
    Thanx

    • Prezz says:
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      @Carnac: hehe.. that almost made me not hate him anymore… Almost.

  133. scott says:
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    Earlier asked about streaming either Milone vs wsox or de le rosa vs padres. But it looks like Detwiler will be gettin the start vs thevtwins Sat. He the best option?

  134. Rye or the Kaiser Soze says:
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    ManBearPuig!!!

  135. Deck says:
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    J Upton and Garza for Adrian Gonz and Holliday

    Who ya got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  136. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Wandy Rodriguez just hurt his elbow in the first inning against ATL, odds on Cole getting the call? And is he worth an add in all formats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems unlikely, but I guess stranger things have happened…

  137. Jay says:
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    Verlander for Cespedes?

    • Grey

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

  138. Dave the Barber says:
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    So it’s cool to trade Jay Bruce for Anibal Sanchez? I have Marte, Dom Brown, McCutchen, and Jones in my OF but my starters are DickBoy, Lester, Gallardo, Scherzer, Sale, and Kluber aka my streaming spot. What do you think pull the trigger and get Sanchez or should I hold and hope that DickBoy and Guzzleardo get back on track?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want more for Bruce

      • Dave the Barber says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, I’ll see if I can upgrade it to Verlander.

        • Dave the Barber says:
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          @Dave the Barber: What about trading McCutchen For F-Her?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Don’t love it

            • Dave the Barber says:
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              @Grey: OK, I’ll hold for now. Thanks.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

  139. FillyP says:
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    1) Still like Perez over Lucroy and Doumit? I’m running with Lucroy right now.. not sure I want to use up another acquisition (I’m at 22/45) but it is a keeper league with OBP/XBH.

    2) You buying Greinke? Was offered Greinke/Guthrie/Peralta for my Medlen/Bailey/Cozart. I don’t want to give up two legit pitchers, but I was thinking of countering with one of the two pitchers. Probably Medlen. I’ve also got Peavy, though, who’s making me awfully nervous..

    (and I just read Peralta might be suspended – sneaky bastard! that same owner also has Desmond, who I doubt he’d give up)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Yeah 2) Sure, but not for that trade…

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        Greinke/Desmond for my Medlen/Cozart? Too much?

        Also, top 3 (to replace Kluber, who I sagely started today) in this group –

        Kendrick
        Norris
        Doubront
        Jimenez
        Tillman
        Hammel
        Porcello
        J. Williams/Blanton

        7×7 Keeper with QS/IP

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not too much… Porcello, Kendrick, Tillman

          • FillyP says:
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            @Grey:

            Gausman also available. Like him over Porcello?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nope

              • FillyP says:
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                @Grey:

                Going to nag you one more time – I’m going to counter that trade offer with 1 SP + Cozart for his Greinke + Desmond. Can you rank this group of who you’d rather give up in the trade? Peavy, Bailey, Medlen. (I also have Ogando, Straily, Kluber but I don’t think they’d get it done)

                P.S. I am soooo gay for Dom Brown right now!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Me too! Peavy, Medlen

  140. cworth05 says:
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    I asked yesterday about trade with Miggy and Revere for Wright, Lee, and Latos. How about instead of Wright I throw in Rios. Would you make that deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you can take a huge hit on pitching…

  141. * PROSPECT UPDATE *

    Some speculation coming out of Detroit that the Tigers may call up their #1 hitting prospect — Nick Castellanos shortly, maybe as soon as next week. In light of Andy Dirks, VMart batting woes and now Peralta’s PED scandal, this could be an interesting development and an impact bat in a great line-up. He offers no speed, but a legit bat.

    He’s also been very hot lately for Toledo. — 38/8/29 .279 AVG / .817 OPS

    http://detnews.gmti.com/article/20130605/SPORTS0104/306050028/1004/sports/Tigers-may-call-up-Nick-Castellanos-soon

    I’m speculating in my 14 teamer, mixed redraft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up! I don’t really see it though…

  142. Nate says:
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    If I’m the MLBPA I go straight to the the NLRB claiming MLB is violating the CBA by first pressuring Bosch with a lawsuit and then inducing him to admit to things by indemifying him and putting in a good word with law enforcement. Remember, if what he says is true, then he forged prescriptions which attacks his credibility… beyond that, even attempting a 100 game suspension violates the CBA (which is a violation of federal labour laws)…

    This will take months, and the appeals will likely take close to a full year themselves…

    Look at Braun’s situation alone… Brewers already had to say godbye to Greinke and Fielder due to budget issues… and preached “In Braun we trust” to their fans. If MLB suspends Braun for 100 games based on the testimony of a known drug dealer and liar (not to mention sleeze-ball) it will bankrupt a franchise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, it could play out over the winter…

  143. Shawn of the mostly living says:
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    I got propped his Machado for my Puig. I have to let Puig go for that right?

  144. Shawn of the mostly living says:
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    I got another prop offering me Sandoval for Puig, any thoughts people? Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Machado

  145. Howard says:
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    @Grey Any thoughts on Tyler Thornburg? Just called up by the Brewers. 64K in 56 IP. YUM!

    What movie is this from?
    “When I ask for Puig, I want Puig. Now you get me Puig!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good for Ks, not a whole lot else yet… Not sure of the movie…

      • Howard says:
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        @Grey: It was Haven Hamilton (Henry Gibson) from the movie Nashville. That quote just stuck in my head.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Great movie!

  146. Prezz says:
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    Hey jack.. seen that trade last night and almost accepted.. but i figured it was a drunk night and i would let you sleep on it.. im such a nice guy.. you owe me!

  147. Morgan says:
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    @Grey

    I have the unfortunate luck of having both Braun and Everth. Someone just sent me the following trade offer: My Braun for his Allen Craig, Jose Valverde & Justin Masterson. Should I do the deal? Not sure how to play this whole Braun saga.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it

      • Morgan says:
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        @Grey: So what type of player should I be looking for in a trade for him. He also has Beltre & Cespedes, should I try to do a 1 for 1 on one of those guys? If so, which do you prefer?

  148. Nate says:
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    In a yahoo Head to Head league I was offered Chris Sale and Jason Hayward for Tulo and Shelby Miller. Should I take this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  149. Man of Troy says:
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    Hey Grey,

    14 team Dynasty H2H League

    I give: Kemp, AJax, Scherzer

    for

    Cespedes, Puig, Shelby Miller

    Which side do you think wins? I really think Puig’s ceiling is almost limitless, so I’m trying to pay the premium now before he becomes untouchable. Now if this were a redraft, no way I would offer this.

    Also, should he decline, would you go Kemp for Puig straight up or Kemp/AJax/Wheeler for Puig/Miller?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp side in all of these

      • Man of Troy says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey.

        Do you like this one better?

        Cespedes and Puig

        for

        Kemp and Ajax

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  150. NatNut says:
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    Have really enjoyed the super 2b efforts of my duo of Espinosa & JRut this year. Now I have Franklin & Infante, & have hung onto JRut. Question is do I give up on JRut & go all-out to get Rendon, or hold. That is, will JRut be back soon, & how will he & Franklin stack up against Rendon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Rutledge, prefer Franklin to Rendon

  151. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    To Elephant Joey
    Gyorko
    Lawrie
    Latos

    To Hawai’i Ice Beasts
    Marte
    Hosmer
    Utley
    Wacha

    What side is better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos or Marte? It’s fair… I’d take Marte

  152. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Enjoed the article as always.

    This is my current pitchng staff:

    SP – Homer Bailey
    SP – Jake Peavy
    SP – Jeff Samardzija
    SP – Matt Harvey
    SP – Matt Moore
    SP – Mike Minor
    SP – Zack Greinke
    SP – Kris Medlen

    RP – Glen Perkins
    RP – Tom Wilhelmsen

    I am concerned about Peavy – great start but a recurring injury theme. I would like to run with three RPs but I have two since I have difficulty parting with SPs.

    The wire has:

    SP – Brandon Beachy
    SP – Cole Hamels (has not cleared waiver yet)
    SP – Ian Kennedy
    SP – Josh Johnson
    SP – Matt Garza
    SP – Tim Hudson

    RP – Chris Perez
    RP – Huston Street
    RP – Jose Valverde
    RP – Jose Veras

    Questions:

    1. Do I claim Hamels with Peavy or somebody else?
    2. If I miss out on Hamels, do I drop Peavy or somebody else for Garza, Beachy, or other?
    3. If I get Hamels, do I still drop somebody for an RP or even another SP?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Garza 3. Hold

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

  153. Prezz says:
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    Holy moly… Im not saying anything but damn.. Turner field is the place to be right now. Beautiful day out there… Ahem, ahem…

    • nyydj2 says:
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      @Prezz: Yea, seven of my teams are enjoying the start of the day so far…..

      • Prezz says:
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        @nyydj2: damnit…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Proof it, hold up a Razzball sign behind home…

      • Prezz says:
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        @Grey: what you think i just traveled to the ATL to watch a pirates game? Haha was talking about the no no teheruns had going.. he was unsuccessful. Still a nice line though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Oops… Well, nice jinx then…

          • Prezz says:
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            @Grey: i wanted it to happen… Haha if i didnt i would have said “NO HITTER HERE YALL!”, but i was being all coy and slick instead.. either way, it didnt work.. im sure you are shopping for bras with coug”s”, so ill let you slide on your blondness this afternoon.. hehe

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cougs is walking around with a t-shirt with the letter Z now like she’s a teeny-bopper after you put it in your head the other day…

              • Prezz says:
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                HAHA!! Get it CougZ! :D

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh, she’s gonna!

  154. nyydj2 says:
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    -Wow. I know Pestano is the “setup” man for Chris Perez but this is ridonkulous. He must really want to keep the closer role.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  155. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Get ready for a bunch of Teheran questions.

    Oh, and Gattis gave out another souvenir to the people sitting between the poles.
    He’s such a nice guy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  156. herschel says:
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    @Grey: with sal p done sitting shiva, no need to roster castro anymore, right?

    also, how do you rank kluber, parker and doubront in a redraft with k’s being a primary need?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Right… Parker, Doubront

  157. Mr. Fister Furbush says:
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    Who wins this trade in appoints league grey?

    Gordon/Parnell or Marte/Romo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

      • Mr. Fister Furbush says:
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        @Grey:

        Is it pretty lopsided or fair?

      • Mr. Fister Furbush says:
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        @Mr. Fister Furbush: @Grey:

        My outfield is cargo Bruce and Stanton, I had Parnell in my rp spot and his bs/L killed me yesterday…Balfour and Romo eem like a legit combo for closers…and now I’ll have Puig Marte and Nava the hut to platoon at UTIL for me.

        Does that make it seem more legit?

  158. MattW says:
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    Grey,

    Who is an appropriate pitcher to target for a trade where I give Teixeira? 12 team H2H redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Greinke? Hamels? Anibal?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @MattW: I got Gallardo for him a week before he came off the DL. MIght be able to a little better now.

    • Jay says:
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      @MattW: UI got Hamels for him while he was on the DL

  159. Andrew says:
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    just got offered Matt Holliday for my Matt Carpenter
    10 team 6×6 roto
    C,C Montero, Doumit
    1B,3B,CI Rizzo, Cabrera, Goldschmidt
    2B,SS,MI Altuve, Segura, E. Cabrera
    5OF Braun, Craig, Bruce, Gomez, Marte
    U Kendrick
    BN Heyward, Carpenter, Pierzynski, Hart, Stanton

    with Hart and Stanton coming back I should have OF/U covered pretty well, but I do have the MI depth (not if E Cabrera is suspended). Just seems like the perfect buy low opportunity on Holliday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Holliday

      • Andrew says:
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        @Grey:

        would you rather trade Kendrick instead of Carpenter? I don’t really need the SB (as far as I can tell: Altuve, Segura, E. Cabrera, Goldy, Braun?, Gomez, Marte, Heyward)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  160. Mike says:
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    Middlebrooks, Freese, Joyce…all available on my waivers. Who would you rather have in a utility spot ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freese

  161. smegma says:
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    Wow…trade just happened in our league – which side do u like:

    Cargo for Braun/Cruz

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @smegma: Panic button? Braun

      • Andrew says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole:

        is E. Cabrera (and for that matter the rest of them) likely to be able to delay a suspension as well as Braun might be able to?

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Andrew: I think it’s likely at least Braun could get the suspension delayed.

  162. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. which side? cargo/shelby/ozuna for jones/yu/ells.

    Thanks.

    • herschel says:
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      @herschel: correction. cargo/zimmermann/ozuna for jones/yu/ells.

      thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: assuming jones side for both zim and miller options?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  163. Dan Rydell says:
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    Love the posts, Grey. Thoughts on dealing Jay Bruce and Teixeira for Trout.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Dan Rydell: Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Trout

  164. Gareth says:
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    • Gareth says:
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      @Gareth: Hey everyone, Ignore this link. I’ve posted it properly below.

      • Kid A says:
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        @Gareth: Ignore you? Will do!

  165. costaricanchata says:
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    just got back .

    kluber got klobbered .
    oops .

    am superstitious enough to believe the outcome would have been different
    if i had actually watched the game .

    oh well ,
    carry on with your a.i.

    • Kid A says:
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      @costaricanchata: see comment below the rambling pussy.

      • Gareth says:
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        @Kid A: How am I rambling? STFU

        • Kid A says:
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          @Gareth: To quote:

          “On a separate note, you would like smoking Pot would be the last thing a closer would want to do (Paranoia, Bullpen Munchies ect).”

          I stand corrected, totally coherent.

          • Gareth says:
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            @Kid A: I meant “think” not “Like.”

            It was a typo, douchebag.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  166. Kid A says:
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    you ticos and your voodoo.
    been wanting to ask: what part of CR are you in?
    I lived in Vargas Araya outside of downtown San Jose for a year.

    And Cueto just got pulled from his start. Cingrani- Round 2. FIGHT!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Kid A:

      playa hermosa .
      south of san isdero .
      between dominical and uvita .
      about a 2 hour drive from the frontera .
      for those who like the odds in their favor ,
      for at least 3 generations ,
      the females out-number the males ….. 7 to 1 .
      paradise found .

  167. Bill says:
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    Was just offered Matt Cain for Anibal Sanchez. Should I walk with a Cain or hang out with a dirty Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hang

  168. Clint says:
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    So, I may be losing Braun for most of the season due to doping but may have gained the Indians’ closer Pestano thanks to Perez’s doping? Sounds more like the downside of the Schwartz to me overall. Let’s hope Braun’s lawyer finds another technicality in this witch hunt to get my fantasy season out of.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  169. Gareth says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I used the Streamonator for the first time this week and I really wish I hadn’t. In fact I refuse to use it again.

    It had Marco Estrada as the 5th most valuable pitcher this week, so I used him for his two start week. Thanks to him, Pettite, AJ Burnett and Trevor Cahill My ratio’s exploded, and I lost a ton of ground.

    The Streamonator is also fond of Joe Blanton, which is the nail in the coffin for me.

    What is the Science behind the tool? I know pitching is volatile but there are some real head scratchers every week on that thing.

    • Prezz says:
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      @Gareth: dude.. the SON has been working miracles for a year now. Many succeses he has gave us… I doubt ur one screw up is going to change anything. Its a machine trying to predict baseball. Cant get em all right…

      Your tail is a little floofed up… Chill out..

      This is not me picking on you, this is me responding rational to an irrational comment. I told you i was done picking on you. Well, unless you word for word a fangraphs forum again..

      • Gareth says:
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        @Prezz: Just a little bit of Cat amongst the Pigeons that’s all.

        • Prezz says:
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          @Gareth: if you dont like it, do ur own research.. you just said it was your first time using it and you are giving up after one bad start?

          I dont stream anyone against the A’s cuz they are so hit and miss(punny). they could get no hit or they could put up 10 on verlander… You seen how bad estradas been.. Werent they in MIL too? Thats ur fault, not SON…

          I try to give you the benefit of the doubt man, but you sure do make it hard….

          • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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            @Prezz: I told you man, like the annoying little brother who tugs on your shirt just to watch him go “look what I can do!” and spin around on one foot. He’s bored and needs attention. I think if we all just ignored him, the incessant ramblings will lessen.

    • MattH says:
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      SON is 6-6 is the first 3 games today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Comment on the Stream-o-Nator page and ask Rudy…

  170. Grey — I just grabbed Rendon with an open spot in a 14-team redraft roto league. It’s basically a best-available hitter spot, since he’ll primarily hit in the UTIL spot. The other choices I had are: Ike Davis, Doumit, Ozuna, Werth, Carlos Quentin. Is Rendon the right pick there? Or would you have given one of the other guys the nod?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d just go with who’s hitting… Ozuna

  171. Gareth says:
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    This “pick on the guy with the Cat picture” is getting freaking old.

  172. RedRox says:
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    He’s Brown-hot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  173. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Somebody just sent Alex Gordon to the wire. Is he worth my number one waiver wire position?

    If yes, who do I cut loose?

    Wilin Rosario – C
    Joey Votto – 1B
    Paul Goldschmidt – 1B
    Prince Fielder – 1B
    Todd Frazier – 1B,3B
    Jason Kipnis – 2B
    Jose Altuve – 2B
    Aramis Ramirez – 3B
    Ryan Zimmerman – 3B
    Elvis Andrus – SS
    Carlos Beltran – OF
    Jason Heyward – OF
    Nick Markakis – OF
    Norichika Aoki – OF
    Yoenis Cespedes – OF

    I was thinking Frazier, Aoki, or Markakis – but I am not sure which.

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Mike: You can work it out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Markakis

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

  174. Hondo says:
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    Geebus,I almost dropped Teheran for Straily last night.

    There wouldn’t be enough Xanax in the world to have gotten me past that.

    And thank you for not sucking today Mr.Hamels.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There ya go!

    • Jay says:
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      @Hondo: Amen. for a minute i thought hamels would end up on the bad side of MIA Marlins start….

      • Hondo says:
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        @Jay:

        Hopefully it gets him back on track.I traded Holliday for him.

        Thank God I kept my eye on Puig.

        In a 3 OF,1 util league now I’ve got Choo,Bruce LaRoche.Puig and J Upton to fill those 4 spots.

        Gotta stay on top of the matchups,but it sure does beat having to choose between steaming piles of crap.

        I miss Rutledge though,that’s why I felt OK trading Prado.Now I’ve got Franklin and Aviles to decide between.The thing is,my SP’s are so stacked I really don’t need to stream.

        I’m gonna have to look over some trade offers I guess,but I don’t really need anything with Reyes,Beachy and Price coming of the DL soon.

        I need to pull off a 2 for 1 to make some room.. Whah.

    • Jay says:
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      @Gareth: hey, third from the left second row…is that, yeah i think it’s Kid A.

    • Prezz says:
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      @Gareth: this guy.. why are you here then? Haha you dont like us, you dont like SON, . why are you here everyday posting nonsense then? Why?

      • Kid A says:
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        @Prezz: I got name-checked by someone other than Jack. Yippee!

        • Prezz says:
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          @Kid A: man i love the picks and pokes but gareth just needs to get slapped sometimes.. pitch slapped!

          • Gareth says:
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            @Prezz: I’m not here every day. And I do like most of the people on this site. I’m just tired of the attitude towards me and am venting a little today.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Gareth: you make some comments about trolls somewhere around here, is this particular comment approach what you meant by that? On a lighter note, have you been to the GOD. that’s Great Ohio Desert. It’s just outside Cleveland and it’s made out of black sand.

  175. OaktownSteve says:
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    Moss upper decker. Swinging A’s

    • Carnac says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Wish I’d seen Colon bat. Is it possible to throw a strike without hitting his belly?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, should’ve grabbed him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind, coin flip

  176. Jay says:
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    Currently hashing out the Braun for Felix/Kipnis deal

    And may have found taker for Verlander that nets me McCutchen.
    Possible deal would be Verlander and my 7th rd pick (we keep 5) for Dread Pirate and his 17th rd. It may be a little too much in terms of picks, but I want the deal to get accepted and I’ll worry about next year, next year.

    moves would give me the following pool to select 5 keepers out of Votto, Longo, McCutch, Heyward, Stras, Felix. So do you like Heyward or Felix more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I thought you were worrying about next year, next year? Felix as of right now

  177. thadeez says:
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    Just got offered My D. Wright & R. Dempster for his C. Johnson (ATL 3B) & D. Price… could use a big arm and have C. Headley @ 3B. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wright side

  178. Tyler says:
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    Have Braun and Nelly Cruz on my fantasy baseball team. Just change my team name to:

    bioGenesis: In Too Deep

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  179. MasterofGrond says:
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    I want Colon tested.

    Not for steroids, but for the existence and ownership of his soul. I have a sneaking suspicion it may now be under new ownership.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  180. Hotrod says:
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    Cueto scratched today… Cingrani time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get him

  181. Byron Buxton says:
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    Are we starting Cobb @Detroit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Byron Buxton: Since I threw Peavy yesterday and Gallardo this morning, I am 100% throwing Cobb tonight. Nothing to lose this week.

      • Kid A says:
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        @chillmodious: Yoga is hazardous material right now. Nice payoff from my fat bastard though.

  182. JDW says:
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    Dominic Brown again!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  183. Bill S. Preston, Esq. says:
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    Better gamble ROS, Braun or BJ Upton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun

  184. C.O.C. says:
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    Arencibia or Doumit rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JP

  185. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    and gallardo sucks again,glad i dropped him a month ago,i keep watching him looking for positive signs but hes lost

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  186. Kid A says:
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    Cueto back to DL. Make some moves people.

    • Prezz says:
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      @Kid A: thank you sir. Got him in the RCL this time around.. the league i had him in before, some douche picked him up and put him on his NA..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, yeah

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Kid A:

      thanks for the heads-up .

  187. Byron Buxton says:
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    Cueto to 15 day DL, is it still Cingrani time even though Villareal is up? and would it be worth adding Cingrani instead of Straily, and also adding him for Cashner or Daniel Nava?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Add Cingrani over Cashner

  188. zzzzzz says:
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    I need steals badly. Drop Arenado for Revere?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  189. Dan says:
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    So I ended up making the bet I asked you about with my friend for $50. I have Wacha/Puig and he has Wheeler/Myers. The more productive duo at the end of the season wins. We are still trying to figure out how to score it. We are in an 8×8 league and the bet would include R, HR, XBH, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP, OPS, K, QS, W, ERA, WHIP, K/9, K/BB. Thats 15 categories plus saves which aren’t includes.

    The scoring is either going to be totaling each duo’s player rater score or calculating it roto style where the winner of each category gets a point and whoever has 8 or more points out of the 15 wins. I have the Puig/Wacha duo. Would one method of scoring be better for me than another? Which would you recommend? Thanks Grey!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Dan: Poor Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just tally the Player Rater scores… It already figures out the rest… Just choose which Player Rater you’re on… 10 team is different than 12 team, etc.

  190. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    franklin looks good solid contact,hard hit balls,should have had an rbi but Rios gunned down Seager

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  191. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    grey,rodney or parnell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodney

  192. Kennedy says:
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    Dominic Brown and Howie Kendrick for Cano. Whatcha think? Great job to all the Razzball writers. Love the site.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Cano side, it looks fairer today then it would a week ago though…

  193. solershot says:
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    Should I be selling high on Brown? Got n offer to get Scherzer for him, what do ya think? thanks..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Scherzer

  194. trick dad says:
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    strasburg to DL, who take his rotation spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karns/Detwiler, he’ll only be gone for 2 starts

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Nats called up Erik Davis – 3.00 ERA, 27 SO through 24 IP at Syracuse.

      • The Guru

        The Guru says:
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        According to the Nats Ross Ohlendorf will be making the start Saturday in place of Stras.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The Dorf!

  195. MasterofGrond says:
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    Actually managed to pick up a player on breaking news for what seems like the first time since Heath Bell.

    Can’t wait for the “Cingrani will not be recalled” news.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear ya

  196. chillmodious says:
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    In a 10-teamer, can Gallardo be dropped for Gregerson? (I have Street on the DL right now)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I dropped him in a 12 team, 30 player roster league. The man looks terrible. I’d assume he’s your worst pitcher at this point and you could make up for his loss in the streaming market.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @chillmodious: Def in a 10-teamer. I’m in a 12-teamer and he’s been passed around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • chillmodious says:
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      Thanks all. Just lost him for Straily, who I’m already streaming everywhere tomorrow.

  197. B.o.B says:
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    Can you rank top few to replace Cueto?

    Cingrani
    Kennedy
    Parker
    De La Rosa
    Ogando
    Teheran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran, Cingrani

  198. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    10 team H2H with limited moves so need a pitcher ROS.

    Drop Cashner or Milone for Porcello, Cingrani and/or Straily, or hold?

    • Byron Buxton says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo:

      Same boat. From what Grey says: drop Cashner for Cingrani or Straily, hold Milone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner for Cingrani

  199. MattTruss223 says:
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    Gotta drop a man for Cingrani should it be Uggla, Profar, Rendon, Dunn, or C. Johnson? These are guys floating around the MI/CI/UTIL/Bench. I’m 3rd to last in HRs, middle of the pack in AVG (12 team) having a tough time making a pick. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dunn

  200. goodfold2 says:
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    this dickey bench i did today will be fine as long as he’s building towards being better consistently. he destroyed me the last 2 times out, and this time i’m actually winning pitching. Are the Rays seriously (2 days left till) starting Archer instead of Colome/Torres on Friday still? Thought we’d have different word by now.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: i don’t get cingrani this time, as he had been picked up weeks ago after i dropped him just in case he came back. UGH!

  201. Byron Buxton says:
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    What are the odds they call up Cingrani though?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Byron Buxton: who else are they calling up. I’d say at least 80%.

  202. Pweeg! says:
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    Hey Dude,

    Love the site. Did you hear about the PED stuff? Do you think I should drop ARod or my backup catcher (Jesus Montero)?

    You rock!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I’d lose A-Rod for a bag of syringes.

      • Byron Buxton says:
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        @Grey:

        HA…did you notice is back up catcher is Jesus Montero…

  203. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    SON likes Estrada more than milone or niese for sat. it goes
    Estrada vsPHI
    Niese vs MIA
    Milone @CHW
    i think the ratings for these 3 on that day should be niese/milone/estrada. what’s yr ratings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estrada is on the DL now

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: oh yeah, i, and SON, forgot about that. so niese or milone for sat.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Neither, Niese

  204. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    would you drop Wacha for Cingrani, I say no, but not sure of my sanity

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Cingrani is not ready for the big leagues. Doesn’t even have a reliable secondary pitch. I’d stick with Wacha.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Sky: that’s what I thought, not sure were reality starts and the crazy ends this week….

        • Sky

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          I’m starting the series Fringe so I’m probably not the best person to ask…I watched Cingrani. Gets guys to 0-2, throws a rising fastball. It either works or he is in for an 8 pitch battle. He’s gonna be good when he gets some secondary pitches but until then, he’s Ross Detwiler without the experience.

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            @Sky: ouch, I wonder if the confidence of having a good offense behind him helps him pitch above his head.

            Maybe I watched too many episodes of Lie to Me, but Braun and Gio look so full of shit talking on TV

            • Sky

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              Ha, my wife and I are watching that series now. Always loved Tim Roth, glad to see him having a good gig.

              He was pure deception his first time through. Once people figured out fastball or bust, he was a pretty easy mark. His last game, he faced the Brewers lineup. First time through, solid. Second time, Aoki drives him to deep right on the first or second pitch, Segura hits a bomb on the first pitch he sees and Braun follows up with another solo shot. He relies too much on the deception of his delivery and just doesn’t have the secondary pitches to be effective yet. Will be interesting to see how he develops over the course of this year and next, though. He was fun to watch.

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Sky: Roth is a bad ass, too bad Fox cancelled the show. netflix movie i liked alot was Butter, two thumbs up!

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  I started but never finished. It looked good but I don’t think I was in the mood for it at the time. Will have to pick it up again in the near future. It’s still in the Queue…along with like 500 other movies.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: watch it just to see Jennifer Garners butter sculpture

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Haha, that sounds like something I shouldn’t want to admit seeing and yet…I must!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: oh, she makes that movie, redefines crazy bitch, but in a real world sense. The stripper/hooker is also good….. I’m talking about her second sculpture, not the first one

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      It just moved up…the movie in my queue, you sicko…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: right, I’m the sicko who went into your netflix account and moved the movie up YOUR que, did I also not take out the trash like the wife asked?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      She’s still frigid so ya musta done somethin wrong!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: I never know when to stop talking and just go with it…she hates that

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                      Sky says:
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                      Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  205. goodfold2 says:
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    dickey is seriously killing it with 2 baserunners going into the 9th. sonovabench!

  206. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    Jake Peavy – S – White Sox
    An MRI taken Wednesday on Jake Peavy’s left rib cage showed a non-displaced fracture.
    Peavy is going to need at least 4-6 weeks of rest, which is awful news for the fourth-place White Sox. The 32-year-old right-hander suffered the rib fracture last week and then aggravated it Tuesday night in his start against the Mariners. Hector Santiago will return to Chicago’s starting rotation.
    Related: Hector Santiago
    So

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Another one bites the dust!

  207. chris says:
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    drop jansen for either ra dickey or tony cingrani?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickey

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Gareth: c’mon man, they’re not quite trolls. If you want to see real trolls go to any espn message board sometime. Human trash over there, just bottling it self up for mass production.

    • Prezz says:
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      @Gareth: there werent “trolls” here until you came from yahoo..

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Prezz: how do you know he’s from yahoo?

  208. Clive says:
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    Was offered Domonic Brown for Matt Harvey. Thoughts? Would still have Verlander, S Miller, M Moore, Samardzjia, Ryu, Greinke with Wheeler stashed.. Would give me Bautista, Pence, D Brown in the OF with D Jennings in Util/Bench. Good trade or should I try to get someone else like Heyward or Cespedes?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Clive: this might sound crazy but i would rather have Heyward or Cespedes

  209. Carnac says:
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    In honor of Jake Peavy, I shall eat ribs this weekend and not exercise for 4-6 weeks. Is he droppable in a 12 team h2h? (If the DL spots are clogged.)

    • Carnac says:
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      @Carnac: Prolly worth mentioning that rosters are big and free agent pitching is relatively scarce. Closer to that of a 14 team league.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Carnac: dude, he’s just hurt. he was a good pitcher till last 2 starts, and he was likely hurt during those.

      • Carnac says:
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        @goodfold2: Of course, wouldn’t ever dispute that. It is/was more a matter of whether to burn a bench spot on him for 2 months… BUT, now that I put that in writing, I realize it wouldn’t be that long. I’ll *fingers crossed* have a DL spot opening up in about 10 days. Thanks for stoking my Little Grey cells, Poirot!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: i’m in similar shape with peavy in my 16 teamer h2h, not droping a pitcher of that caliber unless he was to be out for like 3 months, or had too many pitchers like that. we have 2 dl’s and i only have ruiz (back soon) and luebke on mine.

    • royce! says:
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      @Carnac: Ha! I’ve apparently been living in honor of Jake Peavy without even knowing it!

      • Carnac says:
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        @royce!: You and me both, brother. Some might say we’re orthodox.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA… Yeah, drop him…

  210. The The says:
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    Better speculative add for ROS. Don’t really need either, but which do you think will help a team out the most: Rendon or Cingrani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  211. B.o.B says:
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    Would you drop any of these for Teheran in a 10 team, H2H league? Here’s my staff…

    SP – Bumgarner
    SP – Kuroda
    SP – Gallardo
    SP – Cobb
    SP – Ryu
    SP – Cingrani
    RP – Kenley Jansen
    RP – Casey Janssen
    RP – Romo
    RP – Grilli
    Peavy now out 4-6 weeks
    DL – Cueto

    Lost Cueto and Peavy in same day so that’s fun…keep in mind we only have 1 DL spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani

  212. boston strong says:
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    ROS who is a better pick up Ike Davis or Pedro Alvarez im dropping Melky for one of the 2 dude sucks i have puig slated to start next week and im putting Zobrist on the bench till he heats up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ike

  213. Byron Buxton says:
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    Other question: any chance Cingrani performs and stays up ? I mean I can’t grab dudes for 2 starts and then drop them ideally.

  214. Byron Buxton says:
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    Other question: any chance Cingrani performs and stays up ? I mean I can’t grab dudes for 2 starts and then drop them ideally.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely

  215. Hondo says:
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    Kubler took the loss,but racked up 8 K’s in 6 IP’s.

    Any reason to hold or drop for Strailey,who gets the White Sox tomorrow? He K’d 8 against them on June 1st.

    • Hondo says:
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      @Hondo:

      Wind will be blowing out at 12 MPH to right field at the Cell,kinda worries me.

      Ahead so far in most pitching cats H2H this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Straily

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        Done.I’ve been eyeballing him for awhile and wanted to make the move.If my Dad wasn’t so sick,I could think on my own.I really appreciate all your kind advice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No worries… Sorry to hear about your dad.

          • Hondo says:
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            @Grey:
            Thanks, this 3 hours of sleep per day is wearing me down.I dropped from my dynasty league and I usually like to grab a Yahoo public team on the Saturday night before the last draft,figuring the guys must be as geeky as me and won’t drop out and keep the league competitive,but I just can only handle 1 team this year,and obviously barely that.Exhaustion leads to making bad moves without a little advice.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, that sucks

  216. ThE sHiT says:
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    Can i lose Lawrie to put Peavy on my DL? Only have one DL spot. I could then pick up another pitcher, maybe Jo-Fer, Cingrani, or Griffin. Or i can just leave Peavy on the bench. Dont necessarily need Lawrie, got Macho at 3B, and Braun, Pacman, Heyward, Puig, Jennings, and Rendon to cover 3 OF spots and one UTIL spot. What to do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Peavy first… Cingrani

  217. royce! says:
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    Damn shame about Peavy- I have him everywhere.

    Someone just dropped Corey Hart in my 14 team h2h. How much would you bid out of my remaining $89? I’d probably be letting Ethier go, who is just a bench bat now that I have McCutchen, Heyward, Cespedes and Joyce at OF, with Ajax on the DL. I’m in first so having Hart on the bench or DL’d won’t hurt much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $4

  218. goodfold2 says:
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    at least with peavy on DL i’ll not have to throw anybody away when ruiz comes off DL. Cust sayin, on the brighter side o’tings.

  219. AW says:
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    Which side do you like?

    Evan Longoria or Michael Bourn/Matt Holliday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

  220. Gareth says:
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    My Middle infield has been decimated by Injury. Brett Lawrie, Asdubal Cabrera and Chase Utley are all on my bench taking up space now as there is no DL in my league.

    Would you add either Aybar or Infante for any of them?

    Are Any of those guys droppable in a shallow 10 team CBS Roto League?

    I have the opposite problem with my Outfield. Its a 5 starting OF league, as I have guys coming back from the DL. Heyward, Stanton, Bautista, Choo, Adam Jones, Gardner, Swisher, Puig are my outfielders. 8 good players for 5 spots.

    Should I try and trade for infielders? If so Who would make a good target? And who you trade out of those Outfielders?

    Oh, and this is me after Estrada’s start against the Athletics on Monday…………………

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vQnri45Cz9U/TdCHsBtgUoI/AAAAAAAAAdM/4yaoiNLP7qU/s400/Fugly.jpg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aybar over Utley… Sure, trade one for a top middle infielder…

  221. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    apparently wandy’s hurt now too, that’s 2 with Geenmar Gomez also hurt. C.morton’s taking one of those spots, who’s getting the other. Is it Cole time yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubtful… Unfortunately…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feel free to ask our prospect guy Scott though in his newest post

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: good idea. thanks.

  222. 1one1 says:
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    Grey you are my favorite guy to read and have great analysis….tough combo to achieve.

    Just pulled off my puig for his Braun…best ever sell high/buy low or in 2 months am I going to feel the way I do on a Saturday mornings when my beer goggles get too foggy the night before?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I think that’s a solid trade for you, well done…

  223. SamYo says:
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    Hey Grey, which side would you prefer Brown/Willin Rosario or JZimmerman/Heyward?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JZ

  224. AW says:
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    Longo vs. Bourn/Altuve

    Which ya taking?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @AW: dude, Longo by a long shot. That isn’t even close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

  225. J-Lef says:
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    howdy grey,

    can you rank top 3 ROS, s’il vous plait?

    in particular, looking for W, WHIP and ERA

    Wacha (who i have)

    WW:
    Gallardo
    Maholm
    Leake
    Feldman
    Kendrick
    Parker
    Colon
    Skaggs
    Straily
    Porcello

    many thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straily, Porcello

      • J-Lef says:
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        @Grey: thanks. are those two above or below wacha?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on matchup, below…

  226. The Flayed Man says:
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    12 team dynasty.

    I offered McCutchen/Choo/Sandoval for his Votto/Cespedes/Harvey.

    He countered with my McCutchen/Profar/Machado for his Votto/Cespedes/Harvey.

    Should I take that? I am reluctant to part with Machado. Could try replacing Machado with Sandoval.

    I have Segura, Altuve, Gyorko, Sandoval. My OF is J. Upton, BJ Upton, Choo, Heyward and McCutchen.

    • The Flayed Man says:
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      Alonso and Davis are my 1B. I’m trying to upgrade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try with Sandoval

      • The Flayed Man says:
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        Thank you

  227. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    ROS: mustache above corner of the mouth or hanging below corner of the mouth, i could dig deeper into the free agent pool and pull out the foo manchu