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Ryan Braun hit his first two home runs off Kyle Kendrick — you know, that Kendrick sure sticks out for a sore thumb — and then Braun emancipated a third ball off Lincoln.  Three homers a mere two days after saying he was not able to swing normally is quite the 180.  It’s like when Mickey Rourke is one of the best actors –  in movies like Diner and Angel Heart — only to have a string of flops, terrible plastic surgery and then he reemerges in The Wrestler.  Or Travolta’s career is in the toilet after Saturday Night Fever, dealing with whispers about his bedroom predilections and then he does Pulp Fiction.  Doing The McConaughey while McConaughey was still ruining his career.  A few years later, Mickey Rourke has another string of flops and his face still scares small children; Travolta does Battlefield Earth and now whispers about his religion have joined the other whispers.  (Be forewarned, McConaughey.)  So, will Braun now reemerge as the top hitter in the game and hold his Pulp Fiction/Wrestler renaissance or will his thumb continue to haunt him while he commits to Wild Hogs II:  Where The Wild Hogs Are?  All I know is he was complaining about his thumb a full nine months after he first hurt it, so it doesn’t seem likely to disappear that fast.  His value may be even higher now, but I’d still be concerned.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jean Segura – 2-for-3, 2 runs with two caught stealings.  Supposedly, he was safe on one of them.  Being an old school manager used to mean bunting runners over, now it means not using replay.

Kyle Lohse – 5 IP, 3 ER, 12 baserunners, 4 Ks.  If Lohse would’ve been on the owl level of Candy Crush, all his baserunners allowed would’ve knocked off Odus.

Jonathan Lucroy – 3-for-4, 2 runs, and hitting .423 so far.  Chef Lucroyardee cooking up very few O’s so far.

Kyle Kendrick – 5 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks.  What a week for the Kendricks.  Anna sang a variety of hits on Saturday Night Live.  Kyle gave up a variety of hits against Milwaukee.

Chase Utley – Out with the flu.  Givenchy!

Jimmy Rollins – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs.  The runners scoring on Rollins’s hits had to run through a season-long, Sandberg-ordered 3rd base coach stop sign.

Martin Prado – 3-for-4, 1 run as he hit cleanup with Trumbo moved down to the six hole as Kirk Gibson let Matt Williams fill out his lineup card.

Trevor Cahill – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  His H2H owners will be singing for the rest of the week, “Took a whole lot of tryin’ just to get over that Cahill.”

Tim Hudson – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, has a 1.15 ERA through two starts.  No, it won’t continue, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t look at what the Stream-o-Nator says about his next start vs. the Rockies.  Hint:  it’s good.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th home run.  He has hit a handful of homers before in a short amount of time, only then to not do anything for about four months.  I’m not ready to say Belt has finally come into his own, but I wish I had him somewhere, anywhere!

Angel Pagan – 2-for-3, 2 runs, hitting .441.  I love Lorenzo Cain.  Cain…Sugar!  Love him!  What does this have to go with Pagan?  Well, I was in a situation where I had to drop Cain or Pagan and I kept Pagan.

Mike Morse – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs, hitting .391.  Beep, boop, boop.  That’s Morse code for hot schmotato.

Matt Moore – As previously hypothesized after inferring shizz from other sources, Moore’s on the DL now and won’t come back for a while since he’s off to see Dr. Freeze.  This is the best thing that happened to you if you owned him.  Now go find a better starter on waivers.  You can do it.  Look at me having faith in you!

Omar Infante – Has a sprained jaw and will likely only need a few weeks to recuperate.  Until Omar returns, Butchie will be his eyes and ears on the street.

Yordano Ventura – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Boing!  I love you, you little Dominican home wrecker!  I kinda want to break my arm, just so Ventura can sign it, and just as he’s signing it, I lean down and gently rub my mustache along his knuckles.  Of course, I’ll be using conditioner on my mustache three times a day for the next however long it takes just in case my scenario comes true so I don’t scratch his knuckles.

Alcides Escobar – 2-for-4 and his 1st steal.  On Monday, he hit a couple of hard hit balls and yesterday more of the same.  I grabbed him in one league where someone had dropped him prematurely (yes, I’m the same person who dropped him — I’m a rosterbator!).

Chris Archer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Okay, I like him a lot, but I don’t want to get Yordano jealous right now.

Peter Bourjos – 3-for-4, 2 runs.  Ugh, you didn’t drop him fast enough and now he’s hitting.  That sucks!

Devin Mesoraco – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Catcher questions will commence in 9, 8, 7… (To be continued.)

Mat Latos – Scratched from rehab start with a sore elbow.  That sound you hear is his owners going uh-oh really loud, unless you have a Latos owner in the cubicle next to you.

Yadier Molina – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  A few years ago he suddenly became a .315 hitter, now he’s decided to add power.  End world hunger while you’re at it!  Though that would just be putting his brothers on a diet.

Kolten Wong – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd steal in as many games.  I like how I’m getting questions about people wanting to drop him.  I mean, I don’t understand it, but I like it.

Troy Tulowitzki – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs.  He said yesterday that he will play through a slight quad pull.  He wakes up with a ‘slight quad pull’ so what else is new?

Avisail Garcia – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and two homers.  That awkward moment when you realize you might’ve dropped him too quickly is similar to that moment when you’re sitting at a red light, animatedly singing Taylor Swift only to realize the car next to you is watching.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and two homers.  Abreu said after the game that playing in Coors Field was like when Fidel’s favorite hitters would come up and he’d let them bat from 2nd base.

Tyler Flowers – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a home run.  6, 5, 4… (To be continued)

Marcus Semien – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a steal.  What, no home runs?  No power from Semien leaves me with vasocongestion.

James Paxton – 5 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks but left with a strained lat.  Bad timing since Taijuan Walker will be returning shortly.  Have I mentioned I own Taijuan Walker everywhere?  Only 117 times?  Cool!

Corey Hart – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and two homers.  So, you’re saying I shouldn’t have dropped Hart?  Got it.  *walks into traffic wearing a potato sack*

Albert Pujols – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and a home run.  And the heavens opened, and the Angels sang hallelujah!

David Freese – 1-for-3 and a home run.  Okay, so anyone could hit a home run yesterday.  Whatever, Pujols still hit it!

Josh Hamilton – 0-for-3, but removed early because he slid head first into first base and hurt his thumb.  Oh, man, there is some announcer right now getting so mad that he slid head first into first.  No good will ever come of that!  This feels like a Michael Moore conspiracy.  Why can’t people slide head first into first?  Is there some kind of force field around the lower third of the 1st base bag that can only be circumvented by feet?  Hamilton is headed for an MRI now.  He better not go head first into that machine!

Colby Lewis – Will start on Saturday vs. the Asstros.  The Rangers were between having Lewis make one more minor league start or promote him to the majors, but ended up with a solution that satisfies both scenarios.  I’ll be watching to see how Lewis does, but I wouldn’t start him in his first start back.

Adrian Beltre – 2-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs but left yesterday’s game with a tight quad.  He’s flying back to Texas to have it checked.  If he has time, he should go see The Alamo.  There’s a good seven minutes you won’t get back.

Martin Perez – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Three runs were tacked on to Perez’s line by Texas relievers who will soon be starters.

Robinson Chirinos – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run. Must…resist…urge…to…drop…Yan…Gomes…for…him…and…must…replace…space…bar.

Joakim Soria – 1 IP, 3 ER.  Kazaam!

Felix Doubront – 2 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  My AL-Only team thanks you from the bottom of the standings.

Grady Sizemore – 3-for-4, 1 run.  Hype Machine, “Yes, I will hold but when you return I want an answer on when the Sizemore bronze statute will be ready.”

Josh Beckett – Will return to the rotation on Wednesday.  Hey, that’s today, you snuck up on me!

Dee Gordon – 2-for-5 and a home run off Scherzer.  He didn’t get to admire his blast because he swung with his eyes closed.

Tyson Ross – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks and 5 more unearned runs.  Ticker shock!

Jedd Gyorko – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs  I wish I were in a league where he’s already being dropped.  But then that would mean I’d be coming here and asking myself if I should pick him up.

Yasmani Grandal – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  3, 2, 1…

Trevor Bauer – Will be starting one of the games of the doubleheader today, and then will probably be sent right back down.  Too bad he can’t long toss himself, save an airplane trip.

Corey Kluber – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners (0 BBs), 8 Ks vs. the Padres. Looked better than his last time out, but then again he couldn’t have looked worse.  Or wurst like his evil twin, Hans Kluber.

David Murphy – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his first home run.  I just told you he was a hot schmotato and now he’s going nuclear.  Or nuke-u-lar, if George Bush is reading.

Nyjer Morgan – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 1st steal.  After the game, he answered questions as Tony Plush.  In the shower.  Using a bar of soap as a microphone.

Ryan Kalish – 0-for-4, hitting .182 as he starts just about every game over Junior Lake, who could be a huge asset for the Cubs and fantasy owners.  This was a tributary to Lake.

Starlin Castro – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and 2 homers.  *banging head on floor*  Dammit!  Castro’s made it so up is down.

Emilio Bonifacio – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and 1 steal.  Emily Boneface has ignited my loins!

Starling Marte – 1-for-3, 3 runs and two steals.   Castro and Marte combined for the rare Starlin(g) double slam & legs, which isn’t counted in any record books but doesn’t make it any less worthwhile if you have them both on one fantasy team.

Jose Reyes – Started treadmill running.  Hopefully he doesn’t get too into it and try to do some treadmill sliding.

Mark Buehrle – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks.  He made the Asstros look as confused as someone who can’t speak English trying to pronounce his last name.

Melky Cabrera – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th home run.  Now this is the Melk Man I wish my mom slept with!

Jose Bautista – 1-for-2 and his 4th home run.  He’s either going to hit 45 homers or miss 60 games.  Mark my words!  Not literally, now you wrote on your computer screen.

Jose Altuve – 3-for-5, 1 RBI.  Don’t sell him short!  Sell him as vertically challenged.

Yangervis Solarte – 2-for-3, 1 RBI, with the two hits about ten feet short of homers as he hits .478 on the year.  It’s the Ghost of Kevin Maas!  (If I could have back the money I invested in Kevin Maas rookie cards after his 1990 season, or if I could have back the memories of my mom being one of the Maas-tops, I’d be a rich man.)  Not much to see with Yangervis long-term, but he’s hitting and he should definitely be owned in all leagues while he’s hot schmotatoing.

Ivan Nova – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  Nova and Nuno combined for 14 ER in 7 IP.  If only there was a clue in their names that could’ve given the Yanks a hint not to pitch them.

Jacoby Ellsbury – 3-for-4, 1 run and his 4th steal.  About the only one doing anything interesting on the Yankees.  Unless you count Suzyn Waldman gyrating on Jeter’s dirty clothes.

Bartolo Colon – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Looking a whole lot better than the crosstown pitcher who looks like he should be nicknamed Colon Cleanse.

Eric Young Jr. – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and 2 steals.  The SAGNOF train is forever young…Forever young.  Yes, that was a Rod Stewart mash-up.

Aaron Harang – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks vs. the Mess.  Has looked like a big, beautiful Harangutan so far, but he gets the Nats next and me and the Stream-o-Nator have seen better.

Manny Machado – Still unable to run the bases.  This never stopped Babe Ruth.  Kids nowadays!  Phooey!

Johan Santana – Threw a simulated game.  I’d like to go into a vegan restaurant and throw a simulated ham.  Does that make me a bad person?

Adam Jones – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Me and, me and, me and Mr. Jones, we got a thing going on!

Ryan Flaherty – 3-for-5, 2 runs, after starting the year 1-for-21.  This comes after starting last year 1-for-18.  Elias Sports Bureau said that the last person to start two consecutive years at least 1-for-18 was another guy you never heard of.

Matt Wieters – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd home run and hitting .370 on the year.  Could this be the year he finally makes it seem slightly less stupid those people started that Matt Wieters Facts website?

Delmon Young – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  This time, Delmon only hit the ball with a bat.

Jacob Turner – Scratched with a strained shoulder.  I once scratched myself with a pasta strainer.

Gio Gonzalez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the MIA Marlins.  Gio made the orange and teal look like puke, and not just their usual unicorn puke.

Ryan Zimmerman – Has an arthritic shoulder, but will attempt to play through it.  That’s irony, cause if he ‘through’ it, it wouldn’t be a problem.  What’s he, Benjamin Button and actually 87 years old with his arthritic shoulders?  Why do I keep drafting this schmohawk?  Am I glutton for punishment?  Do I pronounce that glue-ton?  Yes, I am and do!  I hate you, Ryan Zimmerman!

  1. anchovies says:
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    hey!

    man, did i miss bugging you guys with my trivial pleas for reaffirming my sketchy roster moves.

    i had a few questions i posted in the forums, but if i can catch you here…good to be back cruising razzball™ again….hockey just doesnt cut it. aaaaanyway, hope all is well. here’s my quagmire:
    looking to shore up at 2b and unsure about AssCab ros.
    Howie Kendrick
    Neil Walker
    Ackley
    A. Hechavarria

    1.) 2b/ss are kinda interchangeable right now. thats whats available right now. sit tight or get reckless early? ALSO:
    B.) Broxton needs to come off the DL. who goes?

    thanks, as always. it’s good to be back reading your stuff everyday.

    _________________
    12 team/H2H

    C-B. Mccann
    1B -Trumbo
    2B -Asdrubal Cabrera
    3B – Miguel Cabrera
    SS- Ben Zobrist
    OF-Carl Crawford
    OF Starling Marte
    OF Jayson Hayword
    UT Wil Venable
    UT Evan Longoria
    BN Mike Napoli
    BN Cody Asche
    BN Smoak
    r,h,avg, hr, steals, rbi
    ————-
    SP David Price
    SP Adam Wainright
    SP Ca$hner
    SP Cory Kluber
    SP Matt Garza
    P CC Sabathia
    P Ivan Nova
    P Francisco Liriano
    RP Valvarde
    RP Francisco Rodriguez
    DL Broxton
    H2H 12 team
    ops, ip, qs, era, sv, whip

    • Lord Black Beard, Head of the the House of Beard says:
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      @anchovies:

      After yesterdays performance, I would cut ties with Ivan Nova. No one’s picking him up if you drop him.

      If you want to get scandalous, pick up Dustin Ackley and start him at 2nd base. He’s got 7 RBU’s through 7 games.

      I appreciate your appreciation for the almighty Lord Alrbright. Good day to you.

  2. anchovies says:
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    promise to keep future posts shorter. its kinda late here and i cut/pasted it right from the forums.

  3. thurman says:
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    12 team h2h mixed league,

    i have 6 garbage closers (axford, santos, frod, lindstrom, papelbon, hawkins) and i’m rolling erick aybar at ss right now

    would you trade axford and santos for brad miller?

    • jal179 says:
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      @thurman:

      hells yes

      I bet axford loses his job by early may

  4. Lord Black Beard, Head of the the House of Beard says:
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    You called Mike Morse being hot to start the season so hard.

  5. Miles says:
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    Gray, you make me so happy

    • Miles says:
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      @Miles: apparently my auto correct doesn’t like spelling Grey with an e

  6. Dysole says:
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    Seems like a silly question but in an H2H points league that counts a point for R, RBI, TB, HR, BB SB (2 pts each), and subtracts a point for batter Ks I’m contemplating dropping Dexter Fowler or Josh Reddick for Marcell Ozuna. Should I and if so which one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dysole: I’d hold for now

  7. Lord Black Beard, Head of the the House of Beard says:
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    Which injured SP would you feel more comfortable dropping–

    Doug Fister
    or
    Mike Minor

    thank you almighty one.

  8. J-FOH says:
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    Avisail! Creeper of the week…why do I feel a need to self promote on the site I work for? Read it snitches and comment.

    • Spammer Jay says:
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      @J-FOH: you are the man. 1 for 1.

      • de nachos says:
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        @Spammer Jay: 2 for 2, Dunn done good on his creeper-feature.

        • Principal Blackman says:
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          @de nachos: 2-2 agreed. Dunn was a good call for counting stats if not for average (although nobody should expect Dunn to hit for average). Avisail wasn’t languishing on waivers in any of my leagues, but I’ve started him wherever I own him and I am reaping the rewards. Thanks, Jack Full of Creeps!

    • Big Al says:
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      @Dysole: @J-FOH: Are you talking about the same Aviisal I benched because he was 2 for 28 ? Could have been worst and dropped him. Argggg !!!!

      • Hawk says:
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        @Big Al:

        Moral of this story: Never, ever bench a hitter in Coors Field. Ever.

        It’s like the reverse of starting a HodgePadre

  9. Puig says:
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    WONG or MILLER?
    Kolten Wong in 2 hole looks better than Brad Miller in 2 hole to me. In games Wong has hit there hes produced well. Need to drop one of these studs can only keep one to start at 2b/ss…I know Miller had that one game lilke Todd Frazier with 2 homers but every other game has lacked any counting stats (granted its been a week). The two should fare similar with Miller prob hitting a few more hrs with lower avg and lower sbs. Wong looks like he holds more consistency. Am I crazy to drop Miller in a 10 team league and keep Wong?

      • K-dawg says:
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        @Grey: wong or gyorko?

        • Louis says:
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          @K-dawg:

          Gyorko > Miller > Wong

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Louis: add wong > Gordon since we’ve seen it 7 times in 3 or less days.

  10. slicke5 says:
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    How about when you roll up to a stop sign and space out and just chill there for a minute until you realize you can go because its not a stoplight run on sentence.

    • T_ro23 says:
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      @slicke5: or vise versa when you think a red light is a stop sign and drive into a busy intersection

  11. Spammer Jay says:
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    Grey. No homer bailey blurb? What are your thoughts? Buy low candidate or just avoid the headache?

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @Spammer Jay: His velocity is at last year’s levels, his first strike rate is down a little, and he’s been hit hard as a result (it’s never good when hitters are sitting fastball, even if it’s as good as Bailey’s). I’m putting out feelers, at least.

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: @Spammer Jay: I would say he’s a buy low. As an owner, I’m inclined to wait it out on Bailey. The situation reminds me of last year when I cut bait on Teheran after his horrendous April (5.08 era, 1.66 whip, 5 HRs in 28 IP), and then he proceeded to make me look like a fool. The season is young. If anything let him figure it out on the bench, but don’t go selling him at a discount after two starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Spammer Jay: I’d consider buying him, depends on price

  12. bch says:
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    space for 1 catcher only. who has the better season going forward? zunino or mesoraco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bch: See rankings

  13. Jonas says:
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    What do you all think about Scooter Gennett? He just seems to hit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jonas: I like him but he’s in a bit of a time share

  14. Andrea says:
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    You rule. I know I can always count on you for the good stuff at the break of dawn

    • slicke5 says:
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      @Andrea: 1 of our 4 girl readers identified!

  15. Rubik's Pube says:
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    Well, after Nova, Doubront, and Kendrick got done taking turns shitting all over my face last night without even giving me the courtesy of using saran wrap, my WHIP and ERA is effectively fucked for the next few weeks. So far this season, it seems every time I decide not to start some scrub (Vargas, Alvarez) they deal, and the guys I start take a hot, greasy shit in the bed. Bad luck so far this season

  16. Zimmer says:
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    Another name for setup man who gives you great rates and you don’t care about them getting saves: Brownies.
    They do a “heckuva job” and never see the 9th (ward or inning).
    “Jake McGee and Kelvin Herrera combines for 2 more IP with 1 H and 4 K. Brownie points!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zimmer: I think the one we went with was better

  17. Swfcdan says:
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    Most exciting day of the fantasy season so far.

    A: Seriously you know why guys dont dive into 1B, because they get hurt. Youre just not a Hamilton owner like me, Grrr.
    B: Do we have a name for guys who cant last deep into games? We should, Gio pitches great but only goes 6 innings as usual, get it up in the IP category Gio!
    C:
    D: About freakin time Braun.
    E: You should never rank Zimmerman high again. Must be Zimmermania!

    • Andrea says:
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      @Swfcdan:
      Puig dives into first base too, maybe its a trend…

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Andrea: Yeah bonehead players= injury prone.

        Nice to see one of our four female readers around, come again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: A. Why do they get hurt?

      • Big Al says:
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        @Grey: Never lead with your thumbs or your face….

  18. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    The reason why diving headfirst into first is bad as opposed to other bases is the nature of the slide. When sliding into other bases, your body has (ideally) already hit the ground, and your hands are prepared for the impact. When sliding into first, your body is hitting the ground at the same time your hand(s) is making contact with the base – it’s the only way to dive into first without losing too much time. It’s pretty easy to catch your thumb/something else in your hand or wrist in such a scenario, even for guys who practice it.

    Either way, diving into first is slower than running through the base.

    • Kid A says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop:

      Everything you post should get a big fat gold star next to it.

      • de nachos says:
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        @Kid A: I teach my youth team, the Bowmansville Bobrycezampuignos, to slide into first, smash into walls, break bats over knees and use water coolers for BP. We lead the league in forfeit wins.

        • Kid A says:
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          @de nachos:

          HAHAHA!

          I’m so glad you wormed into the league.

          • de nachos says:
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            @Kid A: wormed indeed. somehow I live with the shame…

            • Kid A says:
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              @de nachos:

              The marxist in me would have advised you to never belong to a league that would have you as a member.

              But you’re in deep now.

              And there are spoils to be had.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @de nachos: seriously, you are constantly making me laugh…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Kid A: @de nachos: @Wake Up:

            I agree, Nacho went behind the curtain, proved his worth and now is embraced by the curtain. Best league I have ever been a part of.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: Well said…I see, this topic has already been covered…disregard my below comment…

      • de nachos says:
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        @Wake Up: Wake join me. I’m going to give up using ellipses in my posts for Lenten…ok, one last one…ah so calming…

        • Wake Up says:
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          @de nachos: Blas…fem…eeeeeeeeeee…………………………….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: Yes, slower, definitely… But why can’t guys dive in head first like they dive into 2nd or 3rd?

      • de nachos says:
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        @Grey: argh can’t resist real baseball question. IMO really the only reason to slide into first is to avoid a tag from a throw that pulled the first baseman off the bag down the line. first base is unique in that you can safely sprint (and accelerate) past it, so running through the bad is technically faster than sliding into it. If it were at all faster to slide (or even dive) Olympic sprinters would be diving through finish lines in the 100 yard dash.

        I await my Gold star please, Kid.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know it’s not faster, but why can’t people slide into it without getting hurt?

          • de nachos says:
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            @Grey: gotcha. for the good of the game, Bud should make it illegal like knocking over catchers. we just need Posey to dive into first next.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

            • J-FOH says:
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              @de nachos: zing….sabean is such a puss

          • Pig Bapi says:
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            @Grey:

            I’m not sure that folks think the injury risk is higher at that particular bag, I think that there’s frustration at exposing yourself to injury risk for no real gain (i.e. it’s not faster, so why are you putting your thumb in harm’s way?).

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That makes more sense than most announcers saying it’s a good way to get hurt

      • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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        @Grey: They could, but it’d be much slower than the way most dive into 1st. So there’d still be more injury risk than running through the bag, and you’d also be more likely to get out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  19. Bonghuetz says:
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    Hey Grey, what’s the deal with Homer Bailey? He sure has been shitting the bed these first two starts. You think it’s a case of too much time at the strip club after signing that huge contract extension? Lord knows I would…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bonghuetz: I’m not concerned yet, just two starts

  20. BringDaRuckus says:
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    Since the Stream-O-Nator is all screwy for today who would you roll the dice with as a streamer today.

    Chavez @ Min
    Odorizzi @ KC
    Hammel vs Pit
    Morrow vs Hou

    Thanks gents!

    • Doc says:
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      @BringDaRuckus:

      Had all those same options and rolled with Chavez for what it’s worth…

      • BringDaRuckus says:
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        @Doc:

        I was leaning that way. I know he’s not a burner, but I’m just hoping that I can possibly squeeze win out of him.

      • BringDaRuckus says:
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        @Grey: Looked like some of the pitchers and the days they were pitching were off. Not matching up with the appropriate date.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d comment on the SON page if you see specific examples

  21. sul says:
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    Is there something wrong with Kenley Jansen? He’s gunna turn this around, right?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sul: Early

  22. Mike says:
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    10 team standard
    Would u drop brad miller and pick up starlin Castro?
    Castro killed me last yr
    Thanks!

    • Andrea says:
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      @Mike:
      why would you drop Miller for a guy who killed you last year?

      • Fish says:
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        @Andrea:

        What the Puig???

  23. bossmanjunior says:
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    Did you watch Ventura’s start? I was really impressed, especially how he commanded his change up. I was skeptical before but am now a full believer.

  24. DP says:
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    @Grey, Flowers or Pierzynski?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DP: AJ

  25. john says:
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    Help, is it worth using some depth to take advanatage of some value or hold.
    I have my archer 4 adrianG or wilmyers offered 2 me

    current OF upton harper stanton dbrown Agordon-one these guys would sit if I did trade and I hate carrying a bench bt in a 1o tm h2h lg.
    pujols is 1b
    Sp walker and minor in few weeks..teheran cueto cole salazar ventura, pineda eovaldi Archer

    Dont do trade keep solid SP in Archer
    Agone better bat period, myers speed could help?
    Use depth and figure out another trade later with extra bat.-find few more gems down rd Gausman ect..

    Reply

    • john says:
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      @john: ?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I don’t know what you’re asking

        • john says:
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          @Grey: trade my archer for eil myers or Adrian Gonzalez… Team notes above.

          Like the value but don’t really need bench bat maybe make another trade down line.
          Have so depth but worth getting rid solid arm for bat when bats may be fine??
          Feel there’s always arms around I can grab over the year.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Wil Myers

            • john says:
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              @Grey: think not wasting pitcher for depth I don’t need or I’ll make it work worth the upgrade, thanks

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

                • john says:
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                  @Grey: last one ha!! Skip on Adrian ?? with full pujols confidence..myers gives me the handful steals and similar stats?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Skip Adrian

  26. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Drop Zimmerman? (kidding) I started Ventura and Archer yesterday and it was going to be my dirty little secret if it blew up on me. Since it worked, I want the world to know.

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: And that was an awesome game to watch with those two kids dealing!!

    • Big W says:
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      @Grey: @Mr. Rickey: same with me… have archer in one league and yordano in the other… archer got himself into trouble once or twice, but escaped nicely. would have been a great day pitching for both the leagues, but soria screwed one of them up in a non-save sit.

  27. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Thats an evening I would like to forget. Guy I’m playing had Braun and Casto…his line 11R ,7HR, 17RBI…should be a fun week to dig myself out of.

  28. Matty says:
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    Really? No one took the bait?

    I’ll ask the catcher question. Got burned by Ramos. M Montero sucks now. Which of the aforementioned backstops is my lottery ticket?

  29. Ray says:
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    One drop between Wong, Asche, Arenado and Smoak?

    • Adam says:
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      @Ray: Asche, no question

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Ray: Asche.

  30. Matzah Ball Soup says:
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    Since you made the wrestling references, it’s only fitting to say RIP Ultimate Warrior. Inducted into Hall of Fame Sunday, crazy speech about death Monday night, and now he’s gone. Crazy. Moment of silence….

    OK, anyone else frustrated Joey Bats has 4HR and only 5RBI? Eff’n solo shots. Yordani Ventura this years Matt Harvey? Thanks for nothing Homer Bailey.

      • Matzah Ball Soup says:
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        @Grey: Yep. Got inducted into the hall of fame Sunday, made a speech (about death) on Monday Night Raw, and died yesterday. It’s as if he knew it was coming. Very strange and sad all wrapped into one bag of steroids.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crazy shizz

    • Big W says:
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      @Matzah Ball Soup: Eovaldi this year’s harvey… great arm great stuff, no run support. I own both so I’d settle for yordano though…

  31. Nick says:
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    Grey,

    Some ding-a-ling dropped Avasail Garcia in my league.. I have 3 bench spots filled with Wong, Brad Miller, & Ackley. Who would you drop for Garcia if at all?

    Thanks

  32. Joeg414 says:
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    With Paxton hurt , I need to pickup a SP, but which one: A.Harang, Martin Perez, C.Lewis, A.Simon, J.Chavez.
    Theres not much to stream either.
    Deep Mixed Daily 6×6 Roto

  33. papasmurf says:
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    Actually Martin Perez left with runners on first and third and one out and the score 9-2, so in fairness the bullpen cost him one run assuming the dude on third normally would score on an out.

    He was bad from the windup, all 7 inning leadoff hitters reached! He got bailed out by 5 DPs. In the innings in which he didn’t get a GIDP, he gave up runs. I am glad to get a W, but he needs to be better from the windup.

    Tyson Ross is god awful right now. Going into the game I was more worried about Tyson’s start than Perez’s since BOS isn’t swinging great now. When the silver lining is that most of his runs were unearned, that ain’t good.

    His control problems are back and until he fixes them it’s hard to start him against anyone, not even against his own SD offense.

    Speaking of which, Ecab still has 0 SBs. He’s so useless if he had some moobs I’d think he was Billy Butler.

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @papasmurf: As an EVab owner I am just glad he is getting on base. steals will come; I was more worried he would come out hitting like Billy Hamilton.

    • Wudaben says:
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      @papasmurf: One positive on Perez is that he was nibbling the corners all night and kept his pitches down in the zone. I believe the last hit off of him was a broken bat infield single that got the runner to 3rd. Looked pretty good for the most part.

  34. de nachos says:
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    Nobody stands between you and your man, you and Mr. Jones, tell each other fairy tales…(winehouse – counting crows mash-up). Your Rod Stewart forever young mash up put Alphaville in my head. hello awkward Jr. Prom memories. Mullet. Teal cummerbund.

    I never knew that’s how Suzyn Waldman spelled her first name. This blog’s got information! I can’t wait for the day Derek Jeter stands in George’s box a la Roger Clemens.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fdtn0Z4o8cM

  35. Awesome Auger says:
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    Grey, are you still dropping Kluber for Eovaldi?

    I was hoping to see either a really great or really bad performance out of Kluber yesterday so I could keep/cut him, so he gave me a meh performance instead… what say you?

    • Tigres says:
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      Didn’t watch the CLE game but I think Kluber had 8Ks and 0 BBs – a good sign.

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        He also gave up like 6 doubles which is not a good sign and gets the CWS away next up. Mas Preguntas

  36. Jermo says:
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    Should I drop Brad Mller for Pagan, Miller is a bench bat and I own Segura. Or hold and try to flip one of those guys?

    • Adam says:
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      @Jermo: I’d try to flip segura, You’ll get much better value, and frankly I’d rather have Miller

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Jermo: Hold.

  37. Fungazi says:
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    Oh, that Hamilton. Such a little Puig fan!

  38. Jose says:
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    …”Yes, I am and do! I hate you, Ryan Zimmerman!”…(same here) and Hunter Pence…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jose: Share the grief!

  39. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Lesson from last night – and last year – STREAM AGAINST THE ATLANTA WHIFF MACHINE!!!

    No, not tonight with Zach Wheeler – he walks too many guys. The Braves will breakout against him tonight. I ‘ll say they get six runs tonight.

    But if there is even a mediocre and/or aging arm going against the Braves who has experience and control – ala Bartolo – you stream that guy against the Braves.

  40. Philsfan76 says:
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    Grey, thank you as always for making the first 30 minutes of my work day enjoyable!

  41. Colin says:
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    Is Tyson Ross someone we can trust in a NL only? Why do theses jerkoffs have such a hard time carrying over their second halves from the season before into the new one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Colin: I have a hard time trusting him in mixed leagues

  42. Bar-Nuh-Kul says:
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    12 Team, Mixed. I punted 2B and ended up with Kendrick. Ackley, Wong and Semien (was he in Planet of the Apes?) are available. Hold or make a move?

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Bar-Nuh-Kul: I like Wong the best out of that bunch.

  43. Los locos says:
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    Drop montero for grandal? I’m in a OBP league?.

  44. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey.. I got a free pickup without a drop on my last add player for the week. Do you like Dan Straily vs MIN tomorrow?? The SON has it looking good but I just wanted your thoughts??

    • Frank White says:
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      Or Eovaldi vs Philly and maybe a pitcher to hold onto?

  45. RicoSuave says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Thanks for the great player updates!
    One question though, I’m in a 14-team H2H points league and was offered B. Butler and A. Gordon for my Joey Votto, should I do it? I already have Pujols as my 1B…
    thanks again

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @RicoSuave: I wouldn’t. You should be able to get more for Votto. How badly do you need depth?

      • RicoSuave says:
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        I don’t really need depth, he’s very interested to get Votto…
        Thanks for the advice

        • RicoSuave says:
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          he has also offered, Kenley Jansen and Alex Gordon for Votto or Kenley Jansen and Billy Butler for Votto

          • Principal Blackman says:
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            @RicoSuave: I wouldn’t touch any of those deals, but that’s just me.

            • RicoSuave says:
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              @Principal Blackman: thanks man!

          • Hawk says:
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            @RicoSuave:

            I’m in a keeper league that overvalues pitching. I just traded Votto for Felix Hernandez. Just sayin…

            • RicoSuave says:
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              @Hawk:
              Thanks for the info.
              Yeah, in my league is the same thing… Draft day was crazy, too many SPs went way too early so after a few rounds I was kind of forced to start picking up SP before it was too late…
              Cheers

  46. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    This is my team. Would you please tell me if there is any room for Eovaldi or Melky? I would like to add them but i dont see anyone that i would be willing to cut for those two guys. Thing is i have to think ROS. I cant stream due to limitations. 8×8, Holds and Saves, H2H

    C: Rosario
    1B: C.Davis
    2B: Cano
    3B: Gyorko
    SS: Miller
    MI: Villar
    CI: Fielder
    OF: Bautista
    OF: Myer
    OF:Puig
    OF:Bruce
    Util: M.Adams
    Util: Napoli
    BN: R. Zimmermann
    DL: M. Bourn

    RP: Cody Allen
    RP: Balfour
    RP: Papelbon
    RP:Santos
    RP: Frieri

    P: Wacha
    P: Liriano
    P: Masterson
    P: Teheran
    P: Gray
    P: Cobb
    P: Anibal

    DL:Moore

    Thanks a lot

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Moscowitz: I want that team.

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Moronymous Lohse: That team is not doing well though. As an experienced player, i have to overcome the temptations to pull the trigger too early so i try to stay calm and see how the whole thing developes and not overreact in the first two or three weeks.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Moscowitz: There is nothing I would change about that team right now. The only possible drop you have for anyone is Zimmerman or Cody Allen. But you have holds, so Allen can’t get dropped, and Zimmerman is Zimmerman. I just don’t like him because his stats aren’t that great and he gets hurt all the frickin’ time. I would just sit tight for now. That team is sick, it’ll get better. We’re only a week and a half in.

          • Moscowitz says:
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            @Wilsonian:

            Yeah, thanks i needed those words. I mean i was not sure about who to drop to begin with and this is the reason why i tried to get your feedbacks to be sure about my own opinion. This is an 8 team and i also think its a good team but obviously its easier to put together a good team in an 8 team league than lets say in a 16 teamer.

            • Wilsonian says:
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              @Moscowitz: yeah, I hear ya. I play in an 8 team and a 16 team so I know how difficult they both can be. People claim that 8 team leagues are easy, but they really aren’t. There is so much available, and everyone has good players, that it’s tough to make your team that much better through trades or FA (because you don’t want to cut someone who’s just slumping, rather than being terrible).

    • Big W says:
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      @Moscowitz: you can lose napoli for melky… you can lose santos of allen for eovaldi, as you have 3 legit closers. What is this, an 8 teamer?

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Big W: Yes as mentioned above its an 8 teamer and my moves are limited so i cant stream, add and drop peopel at will. I will have to make wise decisions based on what a player could give me over a whole season and not just based on peoples short term performace and this is why i think i simply cant drop Napoli for Cabrera as i am pretty sure Napolis numbers will be superior to Cabreras after everything is said and done.

  47. Kyle says:
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    Worth dropping Leonys Martin for Colabello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kyle: If you don’t need steals

  48. zaron says:
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    Thank goodness for Braun’s three homers yesterday. I am shopping the Hebrew Syringe in my league now.

  49. Q says:
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    Who to pick up to replace Moore: Gee, Erasmo, or H Santiago ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Gee

  50. yawns says:
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    Darvish + A. Gordon for Braun and Colon ? League counts K/BB

  51. Big W says:
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    Start anibal at dodgers or bench?

      • Big W says:
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        @Grey: Thank you Grey… PS, thank G-D for the Avisail’s big night!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  52. Ron says:
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    Would you trade away Ryan Zimmerman for Gio straight-up? My other 3B are Longoria and Gyorko.

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Ron: I’d take that deal.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Ron:

      Given that Zimmerman said his shoulder hurts now more than ever? For my conscience’s sake, I’d make sure the other owner was aware of that but then I’d take the deal.

  53. The Vaporizers says:
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    If it was faster to slide than to continue running, all Olympic sprinters would be sliding into the finish line head first.

    • Shake N Bacon says:
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      @The Vaporizers: That would be some major road rash if they ended up trying that. Would hate to see the result.

    • Big W says:
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      @The Vaporizers: didn’t someone already say this earlier on?

      • The Vaporizers says:
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        @Big W: haha, didn’t read any of the comments till now. And we both even went with “Olympic sprinter” as well,

  54. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    16 team h2h…trying to sang a QS with a stream today. Morrow @HOU or Chavez @MIN? Thanks!

  55. tom says:
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    I have Soria, Santos and Lindstrom. Swap any of them for Broxton, Fields, Brothers, or Farnsworth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tom: Hold

  56. CL says:
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    I was offered Matt Moore for my Marte this past weekend. I declined. I was offered Braun for my CarGo last night after Braun hit 3 off my Phils. I declined. I love my OF, which is filled out with Adam Jones. Hands off.

    Do I have SUCKER written on my forehead?

    /just wastin’ comment space. Good day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CL: Nope

  57. Relsh says:
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    Few things would please me more than Beowulf finishing the year as a top ten catcher.

  58. longlivetheexpos says:
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    Great work as usual grey! I know what the streamonator says but want to know if you agree…Mejia over Hale Wed night. Hale is at home and I trust Atlanta’s bats more than the met’s. Your thoughts?

  59. Joeg414 says:
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    Please pick two: Reddick, Sizemore, Asche , Grandal, Rasmus.
    Deep dailly mixed 6×6 roto.

  60. Tigres says:
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    Latos’ elbow does not sound promising, have been holding him on DL. I’ve been rolling out Gray, Salazar, Kluber, Ventura; added Eovaldi (thanks!) and have Iwakuma on DL. Can this rotation work in 11 team league, perhaps with support from streamers? Still digging out from ratio mess left by JJ Hoover, Nate Jones and Kluber’s opener.

  61. Ron says:
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    I think that Hitter-Tron can be a little “batty” at times. I know its not a crystal ball or anything but what do you think about these moves for today’s games:

    1) Sit A-Gon (vs. Anibal @ LAD) for B. Moss (vs. Hughes @ MIN)?
    2) Sit Everth (vs. McCallister @ CLE) for Miller (vs. Richards @ SEA)?

    I should add that Everth is playing 2 games in CLE today against Miler’s 1 if that matters.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: I could see 1, but agree on 2

  62. Wake Up says:
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    Sliding head first into first base is so cool!

  63. DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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    Sergio Santos is 3 for 3 in saves with a 23 k/9.

    No, I don’t know what a small sample size is.

  64. Lopes says:
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    In an H2H 10 team keeper points league, I am looking at trading my Bailey/Encarnacion for his Wainwright. I have Belt on my bench and Encarnacion is just my utility guy (I have goldy at first) bailey is my second best pitcher behind bumgarner…is this a good trade?

  65. Brown L says:
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    I currently have Brad Miller as a bench bat in a 10-team H2H Roto keep-forever league, with Segura and Gyorko as my starting SS and 2B. Guy in my league is gunning for Miller, if “gunning” can mean offering one middling starting pitcher after another.

    He currently has Kershaw on the DL, and I’m thinking of countering with Segura for Clayton. Worth the risk?

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        totally unfair …. keep forever !

        offer that move … and get laughed out of town .

  66. HofEdge says:
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    So, I just looked up Fat-tolo Colon’s stats on Yahoo and they don’t have a picture of him. Can they not find a painting of him from his rookie season in 1894 when he weighed 400 lbs less?

    And more importantly, why does this bother me…?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @HofEdge: Dats Rasis…

  67. Principal Blackman says:
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    Last night was hopefully the beginning of my long, slow (hopefully neither long nor slow) climb out of the basement. Basically all of my hitters started clicking last night on all of my teams. That first week was a doozy; I’m glad it’s over! *wipes sweat from brow*

    • Pig Bapi says:
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      @Principal Blackman:

      Same here Blackman. It was pretty fun to be at the Cub’s game last night watching McClutch and Goodface (new pickup!) do their thing. Hoping for more dingers from Brawny and Pujols in the immediate future.

  68. Wil says:
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    Hi Grey,

    B Hamilton was dropped in my 8-team league.
    Worthy to pick him with my #1 waiver order? And do you look him up or down like now? Thoughts appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wil: Grab him

      • Wil says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, are u looking Billy Hamilton up ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know what you mean

          • Wil says:
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            @Grey: As you can see, will B Hamilton improve? Be a good 1st bat and runner? Thanks,

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m concerned he’ll be in the minors in 3 weeks

              • Wil says:
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                @Grey: OOPS, im hoping he could be a rising player, seems risky. Considering to grab him in waiver… which is like a gambling. High risk high return (hopefully)

  69. KeeblerMN says:
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    Is it too early to pull the plug on Moustakas? I had him last year, didn’t get enough punishment and got him this year at a discount… now every night I see the O-fer I throw up a little in my mouth.
    I have Frazier so my CI slot is covered… available on waivers are guys like Cain, Solarte, Viciedo are available…
    12 team mixed, h2h, 6×6, mi, ci, U, 5x 0f, 3 BN to give you an idea.

  70. HOWIE says:
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    How much longer can I stick with Headley? He is killing me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HOWIE: No idea what’s available

  71. Steve D. says:
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    Ok, so I have Jose Valverde and Jonathan Broxton taking up two very large roster spots (along with Nathan, Reed and Balfour). Which one of these can go? Brox will eventually lose the gig to Chapman once he gets back, and I’m hearing the Mets might look at Joel Hanrahan. Besides the thought of potentially having Papa Grande on my roster for an entire season makes me a little uneasy. Which one of these guys is worth slotting in as my 4th closer, and who goes to the curb?

  72. Jurickselton Primmons says:
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    Offered Miguel Montero for Zunino in a two-catcher OPS league. Pull the trigger?

  73. Korey says:
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    Despite my “anti-own any Royals” policy (fear of jinxing my favorite team syndrome), I own Ace Ventura and Hosmer. I take full responsibilities for Hosmer’s early struggles, and k ow I don’t own Butler, so don’t blame me (too bad GIDP wasn’t a fantasy stat).

    I think I will be afraid to start Ventura all year because of the jinx and I just want to enjoy his games this year as a fan. Plus, it seems he will have a short leash. Do you think he could be a sell high candidate? His ownership % is already skyrocketing.

    Love your stuff and enjoyed your write up on him. Radars had him at 101 a couple of times.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Korey: Depends what you can get… Thanks!

  74. Poopie Grande says:
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    @Grey,

    Roster still cursed. Kershaw, Chapman, Profar, Robertson and now Latos. Please give me the number for the Shaman.

  75. stinky_llama says:
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    looking for a bit of extra pop from my 4th spot to platoon w rizzo (OF currently harper/rios/heyward (puke), who do u like between hart/morse/a.garcia RoS?? ive had my eye on avisail all spring and missed out on his bust out performance last nite, but have been eagerly anticpating it…. thoughts?

  76. Sad Keanu says:
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    Start Peavy in 10 team H2H?

  77. Josh says:
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    Which of the Seattle prospects (Ramirez, Paxton, Walker) can I expect to put up the best K/9, and IP this year? I have all 3 but don’t really have the room to roster them all, and the categories of my league make them less valuable if they can’t go deep in games and throw a decent K-rate.

  78. Wake Up says:
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    Awesome lede!

    At least I think that’s where the lede is…Word on the block is that Braun got a

    cortisone injection…and Travolta gets hot beef injections…and Rourke had facial infections…all

    curable by spending any time at all with Marisa Tomei…

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Wake Up: mmmm Tomei…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @MattTruss223: it’s like eating a pastrami sandwich…while having sex…………………………………with Marisa Tomei…

  79. Frank says:
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    Was offered Goldschmidt, Paxton and Latos for Adam Jones, Street, Rodney and Bailey. Do I take it? It’d leave me with no relievers, and not a whole lot out there with it being a 12 team league.

    If not accept, should I counter-offer, so I can get Goldy? This bro really wants my closers..

      • Frank says:
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        @Grey: Switched to Jones, Rodney and Bailey for Goldy and Cueto. Green light?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • Frank says:
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            @Grey: Thanks!

  80. Derrick says:
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    Allen Craig and Hosmer for Encarnacion.

    Which side?

    Thanks!

  81. Pager24 says:
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    I was checking my stat lines last night and saw E5 1-1. Weird was he a late scratch and pinch hit? double check 1-1 with 3 walks… oh i got Votto’d!

    any the hoo, I know the deal with him but any way you stream Bauer today vs SD? I’m getting desperate at this point. In a non QS league I’ve had 6 QS and only 1 win so far on the season. Words can not describe how much I hate that stat!

    Thanks

  82. Wake Up says:
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    Ian Stewart is looking like a pretty decent option, as a backup…as long as he never has to play the field…or hit…

    • Hawk says:
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      @Wake Up:

      He’s really upped his presence in the clubhouse.

  83. Eng says:
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    Great daily as per, Grey. However, you didn’t mention Haren. If you had, what would you have said? BTW, last night was at my first gathering of 2014 where two thirds of the Kardash’s turned up. Noteworthy because KK’s waistline has truly gone back to pre-baby but the chest has remained- a marvelous sight. Not marvelous (but amusing) is how people still take cell phone pictures of these people, why don’t they just use google images since they’ll get a better shot and embarrass themselves less? Back to being (kinda) marvelous is my old FA pickup Haren’s 2014 thus far (now that’s how you complete a loop!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng: Thanks! Same as I said after Haren’s first start last week… I took a cell shot of Adam Levine at Mozza recently and embarrassed myself fully…

      • Simply Fred

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        @Grey: What you said after Haren’s first start…this your next post…this your answer to your take on Haren?

        “an Haren – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks. There were seriously like ten games yesterday where the pitchers gave up less than two hits total. One of those games was not…”

        or did I miss more? something more definitive what to expect from Haren going forward?

        • Simply Fred

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          @simply fred: nevermind. see him at #261 in top 400. that sums it up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, maybe I mentioned it for someone else, Utley perhaps… When I was talking about vets doing better early on…

      • Eng says:
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        @Grey: Ha, Mozza is great but there’s no way to put a positive spin on what you did there. Disgraceful List worthy!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Was even better cause I did it over my shoulder like I was taking a selfie and he caught me and gave me a disgusted look…

          • Eng says:
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            @Grey: Haha!

  84. the_hungary_hippo says:
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    jajajajaja Hans Kluber is always plotting ya…

    A couple buddies of mine have a Trout bet on whether he’ll go for 400/400 in his career. Loser pays $400 and has to get a tattoo of a trout holding a baseball bat.

    Curious on your thoughts and what side you’d pick

      • the_hungary_hippo says:
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        @Grey: Ya. The $400 is whatever. Never thought I’d say that. But I just hope everyone is alive for this tattoo to go down

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

      • The Vaporizers says:
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        @Ryan Sturm: I’d prefer to take 500/300

  85. ThE sHiT says:
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    Avisail or Almonte?

  86. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    QS league, would you lose Erasmo Ramírez for Alfredo Simón or Jason Vargas or hold?

  87. Wake Up says:
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    after the game J. Turner was seen slowly bobbing back and forth…wearing a legalize it t-shirt…listening to Peter Toss the Fungilli…with a pasta strainer on his head…apparently, he is a converted pastafarian…

  88. Greg says:
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    Heya,

    Wondering if I should drop Ozuna and pick up A. Garcia as a speculative OF. Thoughts?

    Thanks!

  89. Will says:
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    I was declined Stanton for Goldy. His counter was me trading Marte for his Abreu. I am not sure I like that one.

    Who should I counter with?

    Here are some options – Myers, Marte, Ozuna, Yelich, Boneface, Asche

    for

    Belt or Abreu

    Any look fair to you? I think Marte is too much for Abreu, just like he thought Stanton wasn’t enough for Goldy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: No on but Myers or Marte gets it done, I’d hold

      • Will says:
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        @Grey: ok thanks. That was my assumption, but I wanted to check

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  90. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    So I have Matt Moore on DL and also Nolan Arenado as a bench bat. Should I try to pick up Rajai Davis, Melkman Cabrera, or Shawn Kelley. I have Frieri, Hunter, and Fields as closers. The other thing is I could cut:
    Bucholtz
    Burnett
    Arenado
    or too soon?

  91. Hal Jalikakik says:
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    Drop which of Calhoun, G. Polanco, EY2, or Swisher?

  92. Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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    I’ve got a good OF thanks to the trade I mentioned yesterday where I picked up Heyward and Rios. However, someone dropped Calhoun and someone else canned Garcia. I currently have Blackmon as my bench bat but wouldn’t mind swapping him for one of those guys. Which one should I choose?

    12-Team H2H
    C- Santana
    1B-Fielder
    2B-Altuve
    3B-Ramirez
    SS-Desmond
    OF-Bruce
    OF-Myers
    OF-Rios
    UTIL-Heyward
    UTIL-Zobrist
    BN-Blackmon

  93. JJ says:
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    Hey guys,
    Im trying to decide if its worth picking up C.KLUBER and/or S.CASTRO in my 12 team H2H 5X5 keeper league(keep 10). N.EOVALDI was just dropped as well. I have the number 1 waiver priority. Here is my team
    C-W.ROSARIO
    1B-E.HOSMER
    2B-D.PEDROIA
    3B-B.LAWRIE
    SS-H.RAMIREZ
    OF-M.KEMP
    OF-D.BROWN
    OF-D.JENNINGS
    UTIL-A.RAMIREZ, A.EATON
    BENCH-K.DAVIS, A.JACKSON
    DL-W.RAMOS

    SP-M.BUMGARNER
    SP-J.FERNANDEZ
    SP-G.COLE
    RP-F.RODNEY
    RP-L.HAWKINS
    P-J.BROXTON
    P-A.CASHNER
    BENCH-J.SAMARDJIZA, M.GARZA, R.PORCELLO, D.SMYLY
    DL-A.CHAPMAN, C.HAMELS
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JJ: Eovaldi over Smyly

  94. Teddy Heater says:
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    Grey,
    I know this is splitting hairs a little bit, but moving forward who do you like better between Howard & Hart?

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Fun Fact, My buddee Johnny went to the A’s & M’s last week, he now has a man crush on our boy B-Rad Miller, said he’s all of 6’3″ and should be able to move like he does. Kudos to you sir! (for knowing that ahead of time)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  95. Rags says:
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    In a points league that favors hits and RBIs and has negative points for Ks which one of these four sits on the bench today? Prado, Hill (both vs Lincecum), Bonifacio (vs Wandy) or Lawrie (vs Harell).

    Hittertron puts prado at the lowest value today but lawrie and hill have been kind of slumping and bonifacio is bonifacio.

    Also, would you trade Prado or Lawrie for Beltran?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rags: Lawrie… And I’d send him or Prado for Beltran

  96. Shake N Bacon says:
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    I sat Yordano yesterday in one of my leagues and I’m not too thrilled with that decision. Especially after I gave Tehol some crap for not starting Pineda in Toronto over the weekend.

    So a crucial backup 1B question for ya:
    Colabello or Hart?

    I’m leaning Colabello. Intrigued with the unknown…I think Corey Hart’s knees will let him down….literally.

    When do you start thinking about sitting one of your best players (Harper) because of a slump and a bad matchup against a lefty? Too soon? I got Khris Davis, Aoki and Colabello on the bench right now and they are all hitting at the moment.

  97. Nate says:
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    Any word on Smyly? I know his start got skipped last week, but according to yahoo projections and SON he’s getting skipped this week too? (going from Porcello to Verlander again)

    Worth holding onto in a 14-team mixer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nate: I don’t know who you’re dropping him for

      • Nate says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, I guess I should have just asked whether you think this will keep happening in a rotation where 3 of their guys can pitch 220+ innings this year?

        On the waiver are guys like: Feldman, Santiago, Vargas, Niese, Hughes, Hale, Milone…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go with streaming

  98. Oppo Taco says:
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    Hey grey, needs aside could you rank these guys ROS value, bonafacio, a Garcia, and victor Martinez. Thanks.
    Trying to figure out who to trade to help upgrade my rotation.
    MadBum, cole, Salazar, masterson, Pineda, erasmo, Ross

  99. Viv Savage says:
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    Avisail WAS dropped in my 12-team mixed points league, I’d have to cut Yelich to grab him..should I make the switch? Was thinking I should since it’s looking like Yelich will sit vs. lefties

  100. Matzah Ball Soup says:
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    asivail garcia or angel pagan?

  101. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Grey!

    Please explain the boner fro Dustin McGowan tomorrow? Is this the Stream-o-Nator going all 2013 Joe Blanton on us, or is DMcG the hot beef we deserve but don’t desire?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom: Haha… I’m not the one to ask, comment to Rudy on the SON page

  102. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-Points League (K=-1, BB=1, SB=3, CS=-1, HR=4, 3B=3, etc.)

    Donaldson owner is panicking. Trade Aaron Hill for Donaldson? Or basically a lateral move?

    Pedro Alvarez is my 3B. I have Rendon to move from MI/CI to 2B. Donaldson would go to MI/CI.

  103. Sad Keanu says:
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    Kelley over Street?

  104. Hawk says:
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    @Grey

    Re: Your Yordano Ventura blurb above

    TMI

    Love,
    Everyone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk: Ha, thanks

  105. Harris says:
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    Great stuff as usual.. If everyone got this kind of humor, you would have a developmental deal with Fox. My question today… We start 2 RP’s. Saves are worth as much as wins. I have Grilli, Soria and Joe Kelly. Available on the wire are Axford,K-Rod,Santos. Soria had a bad night, but that’s” what happens when you “f–k” a stranger in the ass”… Sorry that just slipped out, I watched Colon pitch last night, which made me think of Jon Goodman. I meant to say.. Thats what happens when you put a closer in with a 7 run lead. I know these guys hate pitching in blowouts. So the shorter version would have been, do you prefer Axford or Krod over Soria.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Harris: Haha… Axford, Soria

  106. ThE sHiT says:
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    Have Avila who replaced Ramos. Heres another catcher q. Flowers, Grab Grandal, Zunino, or Mesoraco?

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @ThE sHiT: Sorry, my stupid typing mistakes. Grab Flowers, Grandal, Zunino or Mesoraco?

        • ThE sHiT says:
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          @Grey: Awesome, thanks! As always, love the roundups, hilarious and informative.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Thanks!

  107. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Love the show, man! On Monday, I was offered Braun for Bailey. I accepted immediately but regretted it immediately and sent a message to my league’s commissioner to try to cancel the trade. Of course, around about midnight last night the trade went through (only 2 objections). Now, of course, the former owner of Braun wants me to trade Braun back to him. Asking for advice. My ideas to resolve the issue are as follows.

    1. Do nothing (finder’s keeper’s).
    2. Trade him back Braun but for an upgrade since his value has ‘literally’ gone up over night.
    3. Trade him back Braun for Bailey (least preferred for me, doesn’t seem right now.).

    He has Stanton (have Pence, Gomez and Bautista in OF), AuSchitt (have Davis), Scherzer (would be a serious upgrade in SP) and Kimbrel (he can’t give up Kimbrel and most likely never will – drafted in the 5th round) as the only bonafide Tier 1 players, Liriano, Desmond (have Tulo, do not need SS) and Santana (have Rosario not interested in adding Santana) in Tier 2.

    Scherzer would be ideal IMO.

    Best regards,
    Ante

    • Ryan Sturm says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Keep Braun and thank your lucky stars you got him for so cheap

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Ante GALIC:

      get a petition started to immediately impeach the commissioner ,
      for not cancelling that trade for you .

  108. Hawk says:
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    Troy Tulowitzki – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs. He said yesterday that he will play through a slight quad pull. He wakes up with a ‘slight quad pull’ so what else is new?

    What else is new? Isn’t it obvious? He has an injury and hasn’t gone on the DL yet. That’s definitely new.

  109. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    would you trade Yordano Ventura for Trevor Rosenthal straight up 10 team 5×5

  110. OaktownSteve says:
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    I challenge you all to come up with a player in MLB history with more syllables in his two names than Emilio Bonifacio (9).

  111. Ryan Sturm says:
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    Like I said the other day “Im gonna do the opposite and go hard after Braun in all leagues I don’t own him”. As Grey would say, “thats me quoting me!”

  112. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    One last one. I know you hate John Lackey, but is he worth a pick up for a 10 team 5×5, just lost Moore to DL, looking for replacement.
    Also, Ventura looking like Pedro Martinez!

  113. EK says:
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    How would you rank these vs SON for H2H pts:

    McGowan vs HOU 16.0
    Scheppers vs HOU 15.4
    Hutchinson vs BAL 11.6
    Kelly vs CHC 8.8
    Mejia @ ATL 5.7
    Buccholz @ NYY 5.1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Mejia, Buchholz, Hutch

  114. P-bird says:
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    So, in an OBP keeper, do I trade Braun for Tulo? I have a hole at SS, so it would work out, but the only reason I’d have for trading Braun is mitigating a loss of time due to injuries. Wouldn’t this be a tit-for-tat on that front?

  115. Picard56 says:
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    Brandon Workman was sent down to AAA to get stretched out, and hopefully replace Doubrant pretty soon! If Workman does in fact get called back up to be a starter, what would his projections be if say he gets 150 innings pitched in the majors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See Scheppers

      • Picard56 says:
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        @Grey:

        you think he’s the same as Scheppers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think he could have a similar outcome, yes

  116. OaktownSteve says:
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    Couple other things. Miller had an awful, clueless AB against Jepsen last night. Swung at the same sinker below the knees thrice running. Nick Franklin is hitting something like four thousand with eight hundred home runs in AAA (seriously he started hot).

    Sure it was mentioned but the Royales have yet to hit a home run this year. Their entire team is currently being out homered by Dee Gordon.

    The four Oriole starters outside of Tillman have a collective 8.79 ERA and a 2.12 Whip. If you’re in a league where you can stash and carry, it seems like Gausman has to be up sooner or later. My guess is a fake DL trip for Gonzalez or a move to the pen for Bud Norris.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Oh yeah…something is wrong with Kenley.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides came within ten feet of hitting a homer the other day… Closest I’ve seen on the Royals and since I have Gordon, Aoki and Hosmer, I’ve watched them a lot

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        JFOH made an excellent point yesterday about the success they’ve had with pitching, including retreads like Vargas, Guthrie and Chen. They seem to have the opposite effect on hitters.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that is true… They need Dwayne Murphy!

          • Party Boy John says:
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            @Grey: they burned me so bad last night valencia left bases loaded like 14 times must have had 350 men on base pathetic. poor sal…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

      • Nate says:
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        @Grey: Worried Hosmer will hit like 10 HR all year? I’ve watched them alot too since I’m heavily invested in Hosmer, Gordon, Ventura with a few escobar/Aoki mixed in…

        He seems to be making solid contact, but everything is low, screamers through the infield or line drives of the 10 foot high variety.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he seems to hit a ton of LD not a ton of FB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Butler has looked hideous

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: Butler was dropped in my 14 team h2h, but I’m staying away from him…Rizzo is hitting a sneaky .296. I know it is still early, but i really like him to break out like you said in the preseason.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope so!

      • Hawk says:
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        @Grey:

        But how have his ABs looked?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay

  117. DomMattingly says:
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    Do I drop Headley for Arenado?
    Neil Walker for Wong?
    Hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, yes

  118. wOBA the Hutt says:
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    Thoughts on starting Ervin Santana today coming off the DL against the Mets? (8 team NL only)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

      • wOBA the Hutt says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, that’s what I was leaning towards. Gotta love all the NL East pitchers against all those terrible offenses.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  119. Fish says:
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    someone in the RCL offered me Brett Lawrie for Alex Rios. What is the appropriate level of dismay to show in the response to this trade offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ignore it

  120. Ron says:
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    I didn’t want to draft J. Upton….so of course under the pressure of a bad internet connection and the clock running out on me I drafted J. Upton.

    That’s all…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  121. Dingbat says:
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    Homer Bailey was just dropped in my league (10 team 7×7 with K/BB and QS). How much of my $100 waiver budget should I use to pick him up, and which of the following should I drop for him?

    - R Porcello
    - L Lynn
    - N Eovaldi
    - CC Sabathia
    - J Lackey
    - J Benoit
    - J Veras
    - L Hawkins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $11… Benoit

  122. OaktownSteve says:
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    Here are the A’s run totals from their last six games against the Twins:

    8, 11, 9, 11, 8, 18, 8

    Yes they are averaging more than 12 runs per game over the last six against the Twins. Anybody starting Phil Hughes today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll say Reddick hits 2 homers

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Red Dog has hit a couple balls real well right at guys. He still goes fishing more than you’d like but I feel some numbers on the way. I like the call. I’m using Super Sam Fuld with Coco hurting.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Due to crazy early games, I didn’t feel comfortable streaming any hitters, just hoping my guys play

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Rotogrinders had the early lineups. Easy to sub Fuld for Coco. Not even really a stream. Just a replace.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

              • Moronymous Lohse says:
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                @Grey: Well, whoever IS starting Hughes has already seen him throw 39 pitches, give up four runs and record exactly ZERO outs.

        • Goose says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Schlusser speculated they may keep Fuld and send Reddick down(!), when they activate Gentry tomorrow – since Red Dog still has an option and Fuld doesn’t. Hard to see that happening, but the A’s love to be superflexi.

          One or two jacks from Reddick will quiet that noise real quick.

          (They’ll prob send Barton, anyway.)

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Goose:

            They should see if Gentry can play any 1st base. That would fix the whole mess. Just do away with Barton once and for all.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Didn’t even need to know those run totals. Hughes is a good home stream against a weaker offense but he’ll need a lot of luck to stay on the mound after 5 innings today against OAK.

  123. Party Boy John says:
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    grey my pitching is…
    bumgarner
    tony cingrani
    gerrit cole
    chris archer
    julio teheran
    and nasty nate eovaldi as well as taijuan walker. when walker comes back is eovaldi the one to go?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  124. Ron says:
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    3 Quick ones:

    1) Henderson or Papelbon?
    2) Henderson or Valverde?
    3) Dickey or Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Papel…Valverde…Ervin

  125. Fireball Feliz says:
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    I remember a few years ago Hambone was interviewed about sliding head first into home plate. The interviewer told him it’s actually faster to run through the base and asked Josh why he refused to obey logic. “I smoke crack, how logical is that?” And that’s me quoting the greatest crack head to ever hit 4 homers in a single game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  126. Big Mike says:
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    Do you still think Hudson is only a streamer?
    Putting aside the two awesome starts, I still see a low-whip, groundball pitcher with a little strikeout ability and great control in the best park in the majors for a RHP. I’m not going to be forced to a decision until some other pitchers come off the DL, but what do you see for the rest of the season from Hudson now that he’s back in the bay? Will I change my tune once he gets the Dodgers instead of the Snakes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a streamer in most leagues, he was dropped in my RCL and I’m not surprised

  127. Jamiehov says:
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    Staff:
    Bailey
    Cobb
    Liriano
    Kluber
    Ventura
    Porcello
    Evoldi

    Do I drop Kluber or Porcello for T. Walker? Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

      • Jamiehov says:
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        @Grey:

        Yes! I was scarred you would say Evoldi. Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  128. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    It would require a lot of work – and I’m lazy (handsome as hell, but lazy). But inspired by Soria’s blow up last night and T. Rosenthal’s earlier this week – it would be really interesting to compare the stats of top relievers when they are in an actual hold or save situation versus when they are in “just to get some work”. We’ve had SV/HLDs in my most important league for years now so we all follow relievers closely. And damn does it seem guys have a tendency to blow up more often when there is NOTHING on the line versus when they have to lock an inning or a game down. Joaquin Benoit was thrown into a game earlier this year when his team was down by a few runs. Usually he is in during tense situations. He too took a dump. Someone please tell our brilliant baseball coaches to stop throwing studs into games in late innings when there is nothing on the line. Too often them seem to need and thrive the high pressure and get hit when that pressure isn’t there or the situation is something they are not used to.

  129. Wil says:
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    Tomorrow starter, start Salazar (vs CWS) ? In a 5×5 + QS league. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Wil says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Thanks

  130. ANTONIO says:
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    cole hammels was dropped on my h2h 12 teams mixed league is expected to come back in late april, my team is the following:
    C-McCann
    1B-Pujols
    2B-Cano
    3B-Beltré
    SS-Andrus
    LF-Crawford
    CF-Kemp
    RF-Puig
    U-Abreu
    BN-Leonys
    BN-Headley
    BN-B.Miller

    Anibal Sanchez
    Michael Wacha
    Nathan Eovaldi
    Benched permanently Ubaldo Jimenez
    tim hudson
    Tyler Clippard
    Cody Allen
    Joe Nathan
    Shawn Kelley
    José Valverde
    David Robertson on DL
    hisashi iwakuma also on DL

    Can he be useful for my team?, i could add him and drop lets say… ubaldo and wait for hammels to heal, plus we have 2 DL spots the other on my team in this category is dave robertson, but i can perfectly dispose a pitcher like ubaldo and wait for hammels/iwakuma to fully recover and get more stability, Mike Minor is on waivers as well with kind of the same diagnose than hammels. What would you recommend?

    oh, and norichika is adviable on my league too, i can add him in order to fill the empty spot in my roster.

    this three come out

    add Hammels/Minor, leaving Ubaldo?
    Wich one of the two is more convenient?
    norichika is a good option?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Ubaldo for Hamels

  131. Let ARoid Play! says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I am looking to get on the Avisail Train. Do you drop Frazier for him? I have Todd on the Bench with Panda manning the corner.

    Your assistance as always is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Let ARoid Play! says:
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      @Let ARoid Play!: …or perhaps drop Josh Fields as I have Rodney and K Rod.

      Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  132. Keyser Soze says:
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    Senor Master Lothario, do you start Wheeler @tlanta in a 10 team or watch and observe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  133. OaktownSteve says:
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    Who would you NOT stream against the Padres right now?

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Praying they hold off hitting long enough for me to sneak a Bauer stream in there. Fingers crossed, but man, they stink.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @MattTruss223:

        It’s an interesting start. On the one hand, a guy who is going to walk guys who aren’t hitting is doing them a huge favor. On the other hand, he could K 10+ in a 5 inning stint.

        • MattTruss223 says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Certainly a dice roll. I’m a sucker for Bauer, big fan, really want to see the kid succeed. He only had two BBs in his first AAA start, so there’s a glimmer of hope.

          Hughes looking at the ol’ infinite ERA right now, 3 runs, no outs. Great call there. It’s gonna be sad when Hughes is out of the league (probably sooner than later) we’ll lose a great pitcher to stream/stack against!

    • Fungazi says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Felix Doubront and Ivan Nova

  134. web says:
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    Drop Paxton for Ervin Santana? Thoughts on Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  135. Fungazi says:
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    How much more of a look should I give Castellanos before dropping him in a 12 M for whomever? Most boring .385 hitter I’ve ever owned.

  136. Picard56 says:
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    Any chance Alfredo Simon stays in the rotation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For a little while

  137. Goose says:
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    Two days ago, I lamented not owning Hamilton, since he was crushing it and named AL Player of the Week.

    And Grey, you said: “It’s all right, he’ll get hurt again soon…”

    And that’s me quoting you, you goddamn warlock!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  138. Lando87 says:
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    Potential Trade I was just offered:

    I GET:
    - Tanaka
    - Beltran
    - The Ghost of Tim Lincecum
    - TJ Taillon (who’d be in my team’s farm, not active roster)

    I SEND:
    - Prince
    - Samardzija

    Part of me really wants to do this. I have Trumbo with 1B eligibility, but I’m high on Prince and the Shark.

    • The Ghost Of Mike Moustakas says:
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      @Lando87:

      Prince + Samards > Tanaka Beltran…No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  139. Brock says:
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    So all these guys were dropped or are FA. MY bench bat is Phillips. With Rizzo, and Abrue in UTIL

    S Perez, Lawrie, A Ramirez, V Mart, Melky, Sizemore, Smoak. and Buehrle.

    Hold what I got or cut sling with Phillips for one of the others. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For a different bench bat?

      • Brock says:
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        Ah i do see your point there, but mainly someone to fill in on off days, or baring an injury to a starter or a hot bat to fill in for a Rizzo perhaps. Guess ill try and flip him for a SP somewhere. @Grey:

  140. The Ghost Of Mike Moustakas says:
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    Start Bucholtz @ NYY today? 10 team 5×5?

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @The Ghost Of Mike Moustakas: assuming you mean tomorrow since Buchholz is in Boston with the rest of his teammates getting ready to face the Rangers (well, Buchholz is probably eating fried chicken and drinking beer in the clubhouse but, what? oh those days are over.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  141. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    BTW Grey,

    The podcast last night was hilarious. Your voice surprised me in a good way and for most of the cast I thought YOU were in Denver. Great stuff man. Great laugh!

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: Now I can read your post and hear you in my head – whole ‘nother level of funny, man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  142. I am so happy that I literally have zero idea what the Loshe blurb means.

    You gotta start Santana tonight verse the hapless Mets right? I watched Pineda toss a game from my bench and got angry…but he looked great, Start him against boston though?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  143. K-dawg says:
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    wong or gyorko?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  144. OaktownSteve says:
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    Tough to look at. 4-0 A’s. First and third, nobody out. 35 pitches thrown.

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Remember back in the day when Jim Rome would seethingly refer to Eric Gagne as a “piece of CRRRAAPP!” Well Phil Hughes, today, is a piece of crap. Lo to those who streamed him.

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Hopefully Chavez doesn’t get comfortable and start offering up meatballs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wish I had a piece of it

  145. JK Smiles says:
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    Safe to drop Moore, or stick him in a DL spot until the results of his consultation with Dr. Freeze?

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @JK Smiles: Matt Moore – As previously hypothesized after inferring shizz from other sources, Moore’s on the DL now and won’t come back for a while since he’s off to see Dr. Freeze. This is the best thing that happened to you if you owned him. Now go find a better starter on waivers. You can do it. Look at me having faith in you!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d DL until there was further news

  146. ashtray says:
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    Pick one C in league that counts OBP & Ks:

    Navarro
    Grandal
    Miguel Montero
    Salty
    Ruiz
    Flowers
    D’Arnaud
    Martin
    Mesoraco
    Castillo
    Jaso

    Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal

  147. EG says:
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    Please rank for rest of season: Craig, Smoak, Moss, LaRoche, Morse

    Thanks

    • Carnac says:
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      I like your order.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Craig, Smoak, Moss

    • J-FOH says:
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      @EG: I like moss ahead of smoak

  148. Goose says:
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    Any and all – thoughts on Lance Lynn?

    Yesterday: 6 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 4 Ks

    Over two starts, ERA sits at 6.55 and WHIP at 1.55, but 11 Ks in 11 IP. I know it’s early, but how’s he looked?

    • Rubik's Pube says:
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      @Goose: He usually starts the season off and pisses the bed come June. Its a little worrying he is already pitching like garbage

  149. ashtray says:
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    Hughes has more walked more guys than he’s gotten out so far. Maybe it wasn’t the stadium after all.

  150. Jerome Walton says:
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    Pick one outfielder, if you please: Josh Reddick, BJ Upton, Mike Morse?

    • Carnac says:
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      Morse until he cools off then someone else.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  151. allen says:
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    Better bench bat/speed guy….rajai or eric young???

    • Carnac says:
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      Rajai, the One True King of Westeros/SAGNOF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai

  152. P-bird says:
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    Obp keeper… Trade Jose Abreu for justin Upton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  153. booya says:
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    Henderson or Valverde?

    • Carnac says:
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      Valverde’s the one currently getting save chances, so there’s that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valverde

  154. Carnac says:
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    Congratulations to Avis Car Rental’s newest celebrity spokesman, Avisail Garcia! Instead of jumping over bags like OJ and Hertz, ads will feature a frustrated Avisail trying to kick every wheelie bag out of his way. But they’re all *just* out of reach and he’s kicking thin air all the way to the Chevy Malibu.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  155. Alan says:
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    A Gordon and Belt too much for Rios or choo in OPS?

    • Alan says:
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      @Alan: Choo and Aoki sorry

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

  156. Party Boy John says:
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    My buddy and I have been calling Jose abreu “the baby bull” you like that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t get it

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Party Boy John: Orlando Cepeda claimed that nickname a long time ago.

  157. stynyr says:
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    10-team, H2H, 5×5 but with OBP and SV+H instead of AVG and SV.

    Was offered Braun, Fister, and Cueto for Trout

    What you think, Grey?

    My Team:
    c-Wieters
    1b-Fielder
    2b-Gyorko
    3b-Sandobal
    ss-Han Ram
    of-Trout, J. Hamilton, Bruce
    util-Belt, Napoli
    BN-Brantley, B. Hamilton, Segura

    sp-Lee, Jose Fern, Delgado, Cobb, Liriano, Lester, Kennedy, Kluber, Zimmermann, Skaggs
    rp-Rodney, Kelley
    dl-Robertson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Trout

  158. stynyr says:
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    PS- I’d drop B. Hamilton and Brantley

  159. JJ says:
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    how would you rank these OFs? i have a mess in the OF right now
    D.JENNINGS
    D.BROWN
    A.JACKSON
    K.DAVIS
    A.GARCIA
    A.EATON
    M.CABRERA
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I ranked them in the rankings

  160. Nimrod says:
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    M. Moreland or B. Butler as 2nd 1st baseman ops league? Have Fielder.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Butler

  161. MB says:
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    I got goldy in 5 keeper OPS league. Was just offered Freeman and Belt. Do I take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  162. Carl Edwards says:
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    Yo, I’ve got a Homer question. I was just offered Kipnis for Cueto. 6×5 Roto and you only have to have your pitchers go 7innings (min)
    C-Gattis
    1st-Rizzo/Morse
    2nd-Hill/Wong
    3rd-Lawrie
    SS-Owings
    OF-Trout/Kemp/Jennings/Beltran/Granderson/Garcia

    My Pitching Staff:
    Scherzer/Paxton/C.J. Wilson/Weaver/Eovaldi/Cueto/Strasburg/Pineda/Ryu

    Should I do it? I’m thinking yes, but I will have about 5 Guys hagning out on my bench at all times….. Advice…Buler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kipnis

  163. alcohol abuser says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In a league that counts OBP and Ks, would you take Zunino or Grandal?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal

  164. J-FOH says:
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    Rutledge returns! !!

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @J-FOH: that which is dead to me can never live. Hmm sounded better in my brain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Best bench bat FAAB can buy!

  165. tom says:
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    I have the luxury of being able to trade Longoria in a 6×6 with OBP and Errors. I’m OK with accepting a LITTLE less than fair value back. Rank only the trades that you would do:

    1) Longo for Strasburg
    2) Longo for Stanton
    3) Longo for Harper
    4) Longo for Bumgarner
    5) Longo for Puig
    6) Longo for Sale
    7) Longo for Votto
    8) Longo for Price
    9) Longo/Granderson for C. Davis
    10) Longo/Lindstrom for Sanchez/Reed
    11) Longo/Butler for Miguel Cabrera

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      11, 9, 3, 7

      • tom says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the extra effort!!

  166. Derrick says:
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    Mesoraco with a two-run blast.

    At this point based on upside, own him over Gomes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go Devin

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: What about over Zunino?

  167. Al koholic says:
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    ha billy got such a jump,molina didnt even come out of his stance,just lobbed back to miller

  168. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    oh yeah, well my NL only team had Bailey/E-Jax AND I bypassed Braun on Monday night at 7th overall due to thumb thing to grab Puig. although maybe finger issues tend to lead to 3 homer games… AND it’s roto so my ratios are screwed for a long time.

  169. Al koholic says:
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    alex gordon just got screwed out of a steal of 3rd,they even replayed it,now billy ham taggs up on bruce just outside the infield

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn!

  170. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    @Grey: hark! Arquimedes you’ve been spotted in the show! just squint you’ll see.

  171. Steve D. says:
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    Debating on cutting Grady Sizemore as my OF5. My concern is that the counting numbers won’t be there in the end, and in a 10-team league, there are better options out there to fill that slot. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly lose him

  172. Mike says:
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    Would you drop Morneau or de Aza for Avisail Garcia? 14 team/OPS league

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: Giving a little more color, Morneau is not an integral part of the team, but he’s a useful bench fill-in option (my main 1B is Rizzo, though Miguel Cabrera will have eligibility there soon). De Aza came on strong, but the playing time concerns me and my outfield is a little bit of a mess right now.

      Other OF options besides Garcia: Jesus Guzman, Jackie Bradley, Juan Lagares

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De Aza

  173. Sam P says:
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    Trying to decide if Henderson or K rod will get the most saves for the remainder of the season, basically would you drop Krod and pick up Henderson, Thanks, and would you keep cc sabathia over Eovaldi, the young guy has great upside but CC could still turn it around,???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold K Rod and take Eovaldi

      • Sam P says:
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        Thanks, really really enjoy your site!!!!@Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  174. OaktownSteve says:
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    Drop Kershaw for Jesse Chavez?

    • Carnac says:
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      Assuming Morse qualifies at CI, drop Pujols for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see it

  175. MattTruss223 says:
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    Replay is awful. Now we have to listen to announcers talk over, “What is a catch?” while we wait 5 minutes for the umps to make a call. 2-3 steps w/ball in glove, is that a catch? What if it’s dropped in transfer, is that a catch? This shizz doesn’t make the game any more “fair” it just changes the shizz we yell about! AWFUL. Sports are really gonna suck in 20 years if we continue down this path. /end rant

    • Carnac says:
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      There needs to be instant replay in fantasy. “How is Grey picking up Alcides Escobar when he drafted him only a week ago? Challenge!”

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @MattTruss223:

      I brought this up last night. First of all, I hate hate hate hate hate replay. Hate it.

      But in conjunction they’ve inexplicably decided to make a change to the “transfer after catch rule. ” You can catch the ball with nobody out, nobody on, take a step or two and if you drop the ball coming out of your glove to throw it in, now it’s not a catch? Or is it? I’ve seen the same play called differently by different crews. The umpires don’t seem to have a clear directive. Each play involves first one side coming out to argue/challenge and then the other side coming out.

      Get this…in today’s A’s game, Suzuki caught a foul tip strike three and held the ball for a solid second. Then he went to flip it up to his bare hand and the ball popped out. So the A’s argue and they call him safe. Then the Twins argue and the umps huddle up for a solid 2-3 minutes and then call him out again. It’s completely bonkers.

      As I have said from the time replay started to be proposed, baseball just simply wasn’t broken. Loved it just the way it was. Why fix what ain’t broke? Does any real baseball fan actually think this is making the game experience any better? Effing garbage.

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Preach on OTS, preach on!

  176. CYvers says:
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    Long time reader, first time commenter. I was offered Trumbo and Bailey for Choo. 10 team league, 7X7 with OPS and Ks. My pitching staff is Scherzer, Teheran, Liriano, Gray, Ventura and Kuroda. What say you FML? Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Trumbo

  177. Goose says:
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    I heart Jose Abreu.

    That is all.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Goose:

      I hella heart him

      • J-FOH says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I miss I hella heart J-FOH

  178. Sticks11 says:
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    Devin or hold Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro

  179. Wilsonian says:
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    Brantley has been hitting, but nothing over the wall and no steals. I know it’s early, but he’s my 4th OF (we play 4), so do you cut him for any of the following:

    Aoki
    Revere
    Avisail
    Melky
    Hunter
    Morse
    Crawford

    Or hold?

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

  180. Pete says:
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    5 x 5 with QS and OBP (no W and AVG)
    C – Rosario
    1B – Pujols
    2B – Aaron Hill
    3B – Cabrera
    SS – Desmond
    CI – Trumbo
    MI – S. Castro
    OF – Bautista
    OF – Meyers
    OF – L. Martin
    OF – Aoki
    UTIL – Matt Adams
    BN – Dee Gordon
    BN – Avisail Garcia
    DL – Victorino

    SP – Scherzer
    SP – Price
    RP – Perkins
    RP – Cishek
    P – Brothers
    P – A. Sanchez
    P – Teheran
    BN – Sonny Gray
    BN – Alex Wood
    BN – Porcello
    BN – Tillman
    BN – Kazmir
    DL – T. Walker

    1500 IP limit which I’m getting ahead of fast. Dropped Kluber, picked up Brothers to hopefully help with saves down the line and ratios now.

    Thoughts? Feeling balanced overall but stronger on power, weaker on OBP. Solid starters, week on saves.

    Any obvious holes to address?
    Who are the first bats and pitchers to get the boot if room needed – Aoki and Kazmir?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, looks decent, bit weak on speed maybe… Avisail and Kazmir

      • Pete says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Just checked and Rajai’s available. Would you grab him and drop someone or hold?

  181. Fish says:
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    Did anyone else just get a boner looking at Jesse Chavez’s box score?

    I love me some Latina… Latino.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  182. OaktownSteve says:
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    Johnson imploding….Danny Otero loosening. Two on no out and they try to bunt with Hermann on the first pitch. Stupid Twins. Trying to let him off the hook. Pop up bunt for the first out.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Zero feel for his fastball.

      • Doc says:
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        @OaktownSteve:

        Steve, that tag up was a ball breaker. I’m sure your excited for the replay for the next 15 mins???

        You see JJ losing his job after this? I got it as cook, Luke-greg, Doolittle if so. What’d ya think? A mix-match situation to start?

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Doc:

          I think it’ll be mix and match.

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @OaktownSteve: He better not screw up the W for my Chavez stream.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Principal Blackman:

        I have Chvez in both nfbc leagues. It’s not looking good. Otero can get a double play though. We got a closer situation.

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @OaktownSteve: What a friggin mess. Could’ve used that W from Chavez.

        • Principal Blackman says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Damn. A major shituation.

  183. Jack says:
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    Should I use my #2 waiver position to pick up Josh Donaldson even if I don’t need him? Assume I could trade someone to improve in another area.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  184. Swfcdan says:
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    Johnson making a total mess of things for the A’s, next in line in the ‘pocalypse? Cook?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cook

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Maybe. I’m not so sure.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Swfcdan:

      I’m not sure. Cookie has been hurt. He’s been erratic at times. He hasn’t been my pick. I think maybe they go committee and let Johnson work low leverage and get right before the plug him in but who knows.

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Noone useful for fantasy purposes then. Guess Billy Beane wont be rushing to his fantasy league WW to pick up anyone right now so neither should we.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @OaktownSteve:

        We’ll see. Cook I guess. He doesn’t seem at all ready right now. For instance he hasn’t been available in this game. Not sure the A’s are even sure.

  185. MattTruss223 says:
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    Dang, my stream just went from “Eh, ok” to “Turrible” real fast as the Royals picks a fine time to hit their first HR of the season. Odorizzi hammered for 7 runs, ugh.

    Odor is stinky today…what? Too easy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alex Gordon! (Sorry)

  186. agarthered says:
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    Lindstrom or Cook?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindstrom is the closer

  187. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Billy Boy 3/4 2 runs 2 stolen bags. Too early to get excited?

  188. Jacks says:
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    Cook wasn’t brought on to save Johnson’s ass. That says something I think …

  189. MadDog says:
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    Yes, there is a disturbing pattern with you, Grey, and certain players. You draft Zimmerman (then I do) and he sucks. You trade him (then I do), and he goes off. You ignore him (then I do), and he plays well. You draft him (then I do), and he starts throwing like Cindy Crawford.

    Which other players are riding this love rollercoaster? Giancarlo Stanton? Maybe Brandon Belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  190. 8008 says:
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    best route to take?
    standard 5×5 roto, 1Catcher slot
    deal wacha/f.rod for C.Santana (currently have J.Castro)
    Wacha for Zobrist( currently have Peralta as my SS)
    ty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  191. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    With Billy Hamilton’s 3/4 today (and 2 steals) he now has the same number of hits this season as David Wright, Panda, Pedro Alvarez, Josh Donaldson, Brian McCaan (man third basemen can’t hit a lick), and Carlos Beltran. He now has more hits than Hunter Pence, Coco Crisp, Adam Lind, Bryce Harper, Jedd Gyorko, Chase Headley, Jayson Heyward and others. It’s early and you’d likely want most or all of those guys before Hamilton. But it shows why you shouldn’t panic too soon if you trusted a guy you drafted. He’s no Emilio Bonafacio, but he finally had his first good day and looked solid at the plate now that he isn’t trying to bunt his way on with every at-bat.

  192. Greyismyhero says:
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    Drop Ross for Skaggs? I’m thinking u will say yes, plz, and thank you? SMOKE THE GREEN ALL DAY, ALL NIGHT!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup…Smoke it!

  193. Ron says:
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    For a points league that has -1 for Strikeouts.

    1) Harper or A-Gon?
    2) Harper or Pujols?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper, Harper

  194. OaktownSteve says:
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    Well it’s a save situation now in Minnihaha. Dino!

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Jim Johnson with a solid hold there!

  195. Fish says:
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    OMG

    Devin Mesoraco had another HR!!! Should I drop him for Rosario!?!?!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop him for Rosario, yeah

  196. Ken Plane says:
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    2 catcher league – Castro, Ruiz , Mesoraco, pick two. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Ruiz

  197. ashtray says:
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    Does Gyorko know the season started?

    • Eng says:
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      @ashtray: Good lord. 3 RBI’s yesterday and it’s April 9th.

  198. Ralph says:
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    Drop any of these for Garcia?

    Bonifcacio
    Blackmon
    Alex Gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

  199. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Interesting thing today with catcher Yan Gomes. In a double header he caught the first game and Carlos Santana DH’d. In the second game Gomes DH’d and Santana caught. IF this holds this means Gomes (if he hits) will not sit nearly as many games as your average catcher. Me likey long time (again, if he hits).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, if he hits

  200. d2bnz says:
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    injury has opened up a pitching spot for me , who should I plump for of these three available FA’s
    Tyler Skaggs
    Jenrry Mejia
    Trevor Bauer
    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs

  201. Andrew says:
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    My Cobb/Braun for his Wacha/Myers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb

      • Andrew says:
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        @Grey: How about in a 12-team 12-Keeper?

  202. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Avisail Garcia hurt on a diving catch…shoulder. Doesn’t look good.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache:

      man .
      some of these hot-shots
      don’t make it through a full day’s posting .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  203. SteveNZ says:
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    Gyorko is an effing muppet and Arenado is not much better.

    #stillearly

  204. hankp says:
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    Just got offered Segura for my Heyward and Alexei in my 14 team 5×5. Options to replace Heyward include Willingham, Ozuna, Joyce and Lake. My offense is pretty well rounded, so I don’t need any 1 particular category. Should I take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Segura

  205. Nyjacobs says:
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    Grey – would u drop venable for almonte in a 12 team roto? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  206. Flunkie says:
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    Abreu and Avisail for Cargo?

    Trying to cash in on the Coors correction for Abreu/Avisail. Keeper btw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo side

  207. J-FOH says:
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    Billy Hamilton wakes up……on my bench

  208. bossmanjunior says:
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    RCL

    1) Drop Parra for streamer spot or M. Perez, Vargas, Harang (Ijust threw up in my mouth), T. Ross, Peralta

    2) Worst three bats are Moose, Raja, and Brantley, drop any for these available bats: Smoak, Blackmon, Colabella, Joyce, Plouffe, Solarte.

    Thank you sir

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @bossmanjunior:

      For question 2, thats my 5th OF, UTL, and only bench spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez… Smoak over Moose

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Grey:

        So keep Brantley and Raja over the rest of the options?

  209. SteveNZ says:
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    Gyorko and Santana a combined 1/13. Awesome.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      throw in Swisher’s 1/8 and you have one of my teams. Great start to the day!

  210. Rob says:
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    Would you drop Wheeler for Eovaldi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  211. OaktownSteve says:
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    So here’s a freaky thing. Stuff like this happens to me all the time. Just before the FAAB window closed for the NFBC on Sunday I read a news item on the internet saying Avisail had hurt his shoulder diving for a ball and had left the game. I went and changed my FAAB bids around a little to make sure that I’d end up with an OF to plug so I wouldn’t have an empty spot for the week. Afterwards I searched high and low for that Garcia blurb and I never found it.

    You know how Merlin lived life backwards in time? Didn’t mean he could see the future exactly. It was just kind of all cloudy and jumbled up. That’s how I feel some times.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  212. Oppo Taco says:
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    What’s the deal with gyorko, haven’t seen any of his at bats but I benched him yesterday and now I have a poop platter of 0/7 to go along with a lot of other 0 for’s with him. Should I just bench him for Emilybone face at my 3b until I see any signs? Thought I saw them yesterday with his 3 RBI game. I wasn’t expecting avg
    From him but him and heyward are sucking the life out of my avg. Thanks for the advice

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      He’s a flyball hitter. He’s been under a lot of pitches so far this year. He’ll get tuned in eventually, but I’m sitting him where I can right now until he figures it out.

  213. Project Merkin says:
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    They’ve been talking about the stupidity of sliding into first for about 15 minutes on MLB Tonight haha. I mean, it IS dumb. RIGHT?

  214. thesportsguy says:
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    Cheap AL only FA flyer for saves?

    Lidstrom, Kelley, Cook, Gregerson, Doolittle,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindstrom

  215. slew says:
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    Avisail Garcia has jammed left shoulder. x-rays negative for fracture, separation or dislocation. Will be re-evaluated Thursday in Chicago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like DL

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @slew: MRI tomrorow…hopefully nothing is torn. Didn’t look particularly good.

  216. OaktownSteve says:
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    Ogando looks unhittable all of a sudden. K’d 4 straight.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @OaktownSteve: And he’s about to ruin a bunch of good work.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @SteveNZ:

        Left him in for to start a piece of a third inning. Not a good idea. Papi makes them pay.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          Before that homer Papi was 0-5 with 5 K’s against Cotts. Looks like there will be a review.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @OaktownSteve: That would be the Papi that I’m up against in H2H this week – in the league where I own Ogando. Fantastic.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: F*** that, in so many ways.

  217. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Drop Burnett or Haren for Eovaldi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haren

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  218. Tarman Got Him says:
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    I dropped Castro in one league and montero in another for Gones and Castro in another for flowers, some
    Combination there.

    You dig?

    I also need power, use wire or trade Bailey, liriano, or Masterson?

    I also own Kluber, Gio, Porcello, cobb, Santana, and fister on dl

    Would you move on of those 3 for lets say belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Masterson for Belt

  219. groin says:
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    McStreamy says $16 for Dustin McGowen tomorrow vs Houston.

    Now i’ll usually follow that thing blindly but this seems a little high.

    Is he a viable streaming option tomorrow..?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with him

      • groin says:
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        @Grey:

        Mess with McGowen or mess with the Stream-o-nator..?

  220. Bi-Felicia says:
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    You’d think a guy would learn in little league that you don’t slide into 1st base. – Josh Hamilton-

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  221. Derrick says:
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    Marte and Homer for Puig.

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte, it’s fair

  222. Swfcdan says:
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    YOU IDIOT HAMILTON!!

    • Bi-Felicia says:
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      @Swfcdan: You dropped him eh?

  223. SteveNZ says:
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    This relievers-only thing isn’t going so well. ERA of 5+ last week, 15.43 so far today. Not to mention a 2.57 WHIP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Always tough to tell who are the great MRs in April

  224. EK says:
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    Which side for H2H pts:
    Bailey and Braun or Cashner, Buccholz, Gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun

  225. SteveNZ says:
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    Sat Heyward for Blackmon. Of course I did.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon had a decent game

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: To be fair, I still think it was the right thing to do, but it’s really starting to sting now.

        Should have benched J-Up instead. Hasn’t even driven anyone in this year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I liked what I saw from Heyward in the at-bats I’ve seen of him this year, like I said in the roundup the other day

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: I know. And I should know better. At this stage of the year, you draft a guy, you start him.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  226. SteveNZ says:
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    Et tu, Tanaka? For crying out loud.

  227. Ralph says:
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    Drop any to make room for Solarte?

    Arenado
    Todd Frazier
    Khris Davis
    Bonifacio
    Blackmon
    Alex Gordon

    • My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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      @Ralph: Blackman if any. Don’t even think about Gordon or Arenado… He’s nothing special just a hot bat at the moment

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

  228. Snake Hips says:
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    Need a fill in at 3B – solarte or rendon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  229. pager24 says:
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    looking for saves would you add cook and farquhar or bastardo?

    Thanks!

    • pager24 says:
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      @pager24: sorry meant would you drop farquhar or bastardo for cook?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Farquhar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cook

  230. Oaktownsteve says:
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    Harper hitting 7th. Guess the blue #7 ping pong ball came up in the line up lotto. They should also see if Harper can play catcher while Ramos is out.

    Schoop can flat rake, man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup and yup

  231. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Jordan Zmmermann…wtf?

  232. mauledbypandas says:
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    Morrow is dealing tonight. hitting 97 regularly. Wish I had streamed him in more than just one league.

  233. EK says:
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    Braun and Bailey or Cashner and Edwin?
    H2H pts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun

  234. Q says:
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    I know this is a dumb question, but I need the verbal slapping that only RCLers can provide.

    I trade Braun away for Harper in a keeper league, right? Brauns good day and Harpers rough first week are meaningless, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  235. SteveNZ says:
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    Can I get a clobbering for Erv Santana over here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey I got him going!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: You have nothing to worry about. The way things are going he will throw a CGSO.

        #effbaseball

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  236. Brett says:
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    Now that Wong is batting second does that change your projections?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  237. Abdoozy says:
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    Here’s what’s messed up about baseball stats:

    Otero got the Blown Save;

    Johnson got the Hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  238. Elwood Blues says:
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    So, are you over Rutledge?? I need a Middle Infielder in our NL Only 4×4 12-team keeper..
    Does he rise to the top of this list: Amarista, Hicks, Arias, Turner, Flores ( I can bid on Wilmer even though he already got sent down and stash him then pick up another MI next week)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like him best from those names but I’m not sure of his playing time yet

  239. Lemmingness says:
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    Weekly H2H points league:

    To replace J. Hamilton, these guys are on waivers:
    Pagan, Blackmon, Bonifacio, Solarte, Ackley, Eaton, etc, basically all the initially undrafted OFers except Khris Davis are available.

    Who’s due first for regression? Any of them worth keeping for the next few weeks?
    Or, I have Calhoun on the bench…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pagan

  240. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto league. current closers are perkins, soria, santos, broxton and veras. would you trade santos for kluber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: think theres a chance santos hangs on to the closer gig all year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Unlikely

  241. frankgrimes says:
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    replay is fucking lame

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed… Grimey!

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey: I’m bout to be about 12 rows from first base side and AuShizz fucking owns Timmy. I’ll have to slyly smile after his first inning HR.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @frankgrimes: it’s starting to get rediculous. I am torn between being happy they are getting the call right eventually and absolutely hating the process and interruption to the games.

  242. rookraider says:
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    Gregerson, Doolittle or Cook?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gregerson

  243. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Pick 2 OF:
    Sizemore, Eaton, Fowler
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Sizemore

  244. RichCrenshaw says:
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    This might be the first time I’ve pleaded for public fantasy advice, but I’m torn here;

    In a keeper league, Im wondering about trying to stay ahead of the curve with my aging outfield (Rios and Bautista).

    Would you trade Goldschmidt, McCann, and Pence for Hosmer, Trumbo, and Yelich?

    I’ve only got pitchers in the minors and I’m trying to make a run at a title with a balky Zimmerman at third. So I’m also wondering what the likelihood is that Trumbo will somehow keep his eligibility going into next year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

      • RichCrenshaw says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. Adding your wisdom to my Goldschmidt bias has talked me out of my foolishness.

  245. Al koholic says:
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    ryan zimmerman worth a top closer in a tough league where most backup closers are already taken

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, but hate to trade form closers

  246. Swfcdan says:
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    Now im in the shizz, Hamilton and Paxton to go along with keepers Hamels and mushtachi (keepers) all on my DL.

    Had Paxton at $0 as a promoted prospect, you be ok with cutting him? Really need another active player… only 3 Dl spots, so otherwise a guys eating a bench spot. Bartolo Colon “someone say eating?”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have no problems with you cutting Paxton

  247. Doc says:
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    Was psyched outta my mind to add avisail off of waivers last night, dropping Doolittle.

    Less than 24 hrs later and I’ve dropped garcia and rostered cook and gregerson.

    Moral of the story, if my personal fantasy history holds true. Doolittle will end the year with 30 saves and garcia 20/20 pop and legs. We’ll have to wait and see.

    There’s gotta be a “do-little” joke in here somewhere. Chronic rosterbator…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  248. Long Bawls says:
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    To be fair to Hamilton, the GM said, “Whatever you do, don’t slide headfirst; you’ll crack something,” but all he heard was “crack.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  249. SteveNZ says:
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    Adam Warren proving to be another great pickup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, Steve, ha…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: And on the same team I have Kelley. Everything I pick up turns to shit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thought you were gonna say you had Jordan Walden

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: That would have been preferable.

        • Abdoozy says:
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          @SteveNZ: Don’t feel bad.. I just got through dropping Johnson thinking I was OK for closers because I was lucky enough to pick up Kelley yesterday.

          FMFBBL

        • mauledbypandas says:
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          @SteveNZ: would you mind picking up latroy hawkins somewhere?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @mauledbypandas: I already own that clown in our league!

            • mauledbypandas says:
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              @SteveNZ: dang! just trying to do my part for Rex Brothers

  250. Fungazi says:
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    Best idea of getting saves within the next couple weeks – Henderson, Allen, Cook.. other? I would think Henderson but do they just remove K-rod without him screwing up first?

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Fungazi: They want Henderson back in the role, but he has shown no sign of being able to reclaim it (though who knows, maybe he will tonight). Still, the other guys are pure speculation.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Long Bawls: Yeah, they probably all are. Thanks man.

      • Cole says:
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        @Long Bawls: ha just mentioned this before I read your post. Henderson steadied at 95 and touched 97 yesterday. He was demoted for his velocity. He’ll be back in the role soon.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Fungazi: Anyone?

  251. Long Bawls says:
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    It’s a sign of mental health, right, when you wish for one of your hitters to get at best a walk with a guy on base, because if he gets an RBI then it won’t be a save situation later? Right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You sound so balanced…

  252. Long Bawls says:
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    Don’t hate the player, hate the game. Unless that player is Shawn $#%* Kelley.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  253. popgreatpimp says:
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    Pujlos Belt Cingrani for Fielder and Salazar….which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder

  254. Wake Up says:
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    Sliding into first is sooo fat…your mama…etc, etc…

    The only reason that you slide into other bases is because you can’t run through them…you have to stop…so, a rabbi, a priest, and a…walk, no slide, into a bar…

    um…guess who owns J-Z all over the…um…place…um…can he get the flu again…um…please…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  255. Cole says:
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    I don’t know if it’s common knowledge but the Brewers want henderson to take back over the closer role. He threw 95 steady and touched 97 yesterday, so it’s a matter of time before he’s back in the 9th. So if he got dropped grab him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  256. Wholio says:
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    keeper:

    1. tulo or braun?
    2. cargo or braun?
    3. rosenthal or aroldis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo…CarGo…Aroldis

  257. Nightpandas says:
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    Partial keeper : offered Cruz and Valverde for CMart and Avisail. Don’t like it. Would you do the deal if Valverde replaced with Chapman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  258. letsgobravos says:
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    Au shizz! 3 run shot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Au shucks!

  259. Gray says:
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    Deep H2H league w/QS’s and Sv+holds. Can I realistically get either of Ventura or Pineda for Mark Melancon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Gray says:
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        @Grey: Well, how low can I go? I don’t want to target Kyle Kendrick

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You don’t trade a middle reliever

          • Gray says:
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            @Grey: Couldn’t you argue that Melancon being an elite setup guy in a holds league would be worth at least something? I get that I might be dreaming, about Ventura, but..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You can try to argue it

  260. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Has a hitter ever owned a pitcher like Goldy does Lincecum? I’m gonna have to research this…13/24 with 7 hr and 16 RBI is just mind blowing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

  261. Moe says:
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    #2 waiver spot for glen perkins? drop kelley or melancon?

  262. SteveNZ says:
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    Johnson
    Kelley
    Ogando
    Strop
    J-Zimm
    Clippard

    Top, top day.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Up against Werth and Goldy too.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Pujols!

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: Lowercase yay ;-)

  263. mauledbypandas says:
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    Jason Werth channels the power of Odin and launches a grand slam. This just in, Carlos Marmol still bad at baseball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  264. AJ says:
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    Being offered Freeman for my Tanaka….currently have Craig and Jose Abreu manning 1st…thoughts? Thanks

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @AJ: I would say that’s an easy decision…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Freeman

  265. Carlos says:
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    Strop just pitched the 9th. You still holding onto Veras?

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Carlos: and gave up 2 solo bombs. At this point I am not sure I want either one to be honest.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Carlos: also a non-save situation.

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Wilsonian: and in all fairness the ball was absolutely jumping out of Wrigley tonight.

        • Carlos says:
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          @mauledbypandas:

          So… You still holding onto Veras?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  266. Wilsonian says:
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    Brantley, Veras, Hawkins, or Broxton. Dropping any of them for Melky or Morse?

    Have Soriano, Rodney, and Lindstrom, too.

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton for Melky is fine if you need a bat

  267. royce! says:
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    I was going to post a catcher question but got bored typing it and would just like to recommend the new The War on Drugs record in case you haven’t already checked it out. If you have and don’t like it, I could always ask you a catcher question…

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @royce!: My buddy has been trying to get me to listen to them for ages. I guess I will have to give them a shot

      • royce! says:
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        @mauledbypandas: Hope you dig it! It’s gotta be better than catcher questions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never even heard of it, will have to check it out…

      • Party Boy John says:
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        @Grey: ever hear eagles of death metal?

  268. JRR says:
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    I have Gyorko at 2nd, Miller on the bench. Should I drop either for Dee Gordon? Or would that be jumping the gun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  269. Partylikeits1908 says:
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    What do you think of this deal?
    Give encarnacion, Carlos Gomez, and Alex Cobb
    Get Goldy, Zobrist, and Jose Fernandez??
    Shallow league 6×6 with strikeouts for hitters

    I feel like I’m just overthinking this one because of all the big names but I should jump on it.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Partylikeits1908 says:
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        @Grey: @Grey:
        Forgot to mention it is a keeper league if that makes any difference

  270. SteveNZ says:
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    With today’s terrible relief pitching in the ol’ H2H, the stream is on.

    Hale @ Mets
    Danks v CLE
    Delgado @ SF
    Vogelsong v ARI

    ??? Leaning Hale…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What does SON say? Hale looks like the option though

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: He’s the best, albeit at $4.70. But when your ERA is 7.71 and your WHIP 1.86 you can’t be choosy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  271. mauledbypandas says:
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    Wow, the stealing lamp is lit in LA tonight.. some absolutely terrible batteries for stopping the running games.

  272. Trumbone says:
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    Quick trade advice. 10 team roto with OBP and Quality Starts for 5×5. Just got offered my Wil Myers, Billy Butler and Danny Salazar for his Moustakas, Justin Upton and Cliff Lee. League is shallow enough where I could drop Moose for a guy like Avisail, etc. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  273. Zander says:
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    Smyly coming in 6th after Anibal… again…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, totally screwing Smyly over

  274. sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h points keeper league

    trade offer
    My Jordan Zimmerman, Jed Lowrie and Carlos Santana for
    Y. Ventura, Jose Reyes, and Matt Wieters

    have Desmond at short and Wong at 2B Staff is Jose Fernandez, Shields, Archer, Wood, with Hamels on DL. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it

  275. SteveNZ says:
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    Is there any chance that Johnson or Kelley get the ball in a save situation tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubtful

  276. The Ghost of Mike Moustakas says:
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    Is Brad Miller the next Rutledge?

    • Carnac says:
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      Rutledge was one pace for 18 HR and 18 SB when he was demoted last year. It was his glove that cost him the job.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Carnac: also had worst babip luck of anyone in entire league.