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From fear that MLB would crack down on Performance-Enhancing Goggles, Francisco Rodriguez was traded to the Orioles.  Or was something else at work besides the Orioles wanting Dor-K to pitch the 8th, setting up Jim Johnson?  Here, try this.  Put your arm down, now pick it up, now put it down, now move your furry eyebrows up and down.  Jim Henderson, The Muppet Master, pulls all strings.  He orchestrates all.  He forces Beaker to say, “Me me me me me me me.”  Bit of a control freak if you ask me, but it worked out for him this time, since Henderson will be taking over the ninth inning now in Milwaukee.  For those holding John Axford for saves, it could happen since he’s been solid for the last two months.  The Brewers could still trade Henderson or Axford.  Or the Brew Crew could send out 2014 season ticket offers reading, “Braun’s Back Without the Acne!”   Only time will tell.  As for K-Rod, in most redraft leagues that don’t use middle relievers, you can lose him.  This did come across the wire in Baltimore, when you trade for K-Rod, then you better watch your back.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Marmol – 1 2/3 IP, 3 ER as the Dodgers promoted him from the minors.   Great, now Dodger fans will be like, “I got to the game late and stayed for about 90 minutes, then left in the 7th.  In all, I ended up seeing two-thirds of an inning by Marmol.”

Matt Kemp – Might be headed back to the DL.  Vin Scully’s missed less games in 78 years of broadcasting.

Adrian Gonzalez – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Be nice if he started hitting bombs on the reg.  I like Ryan Franklin and Ryan, Meg.  I’m a poet and I’m aware of it.

Andre Ethier – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Ethier could have a bunch of stats still left in his bat and, if Kemp does need the DL, Ethier won’t have to worry about being benched.

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 6th steal.  Pwetty, pwetty good.

Mark Ellis – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting near .550 in the last week.  To you and me that’s a hot schmotato for your middle infidel.

Jose Reyes – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  I wonder if it was at all awkward when he was playing across from Hanley after they both dyed their hair orange last year.  Was it like when you run into that girl in the cafeteria and you keep saying you lost her number?

Brett Lawrie – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his first multi-hit game in ten months.  I’m guesstimating, but it’s been a while.

Mark DeRosa – 1-for-2 and his 6th homer, after he went 3-for-4 on Monday.  I almost pointed him out, but he’s in a blahtoon at 3rd base.  He could have some value in AL-Only leagues, but DeRosa leaves a bit to the imagination with his up-down-up escalator capitalization.

J.P. Arencibia – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  On the year, he’s batting .225 with 17 homers.  He usually bottoms out to around .220, then slugs his way back to .240.  Looks like he’s about to go on the upswing.  Literally.

Chris Carpenter – Shut down his rehab with renewed discomfort in his something-or-other.  This isn’t even a story at this point.  He’s going to retire, or wish he did.  Really, Carpenter’s just being a martyr.

Shelby Miller – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, 2.77 ERA.  His ERA was over 4.00 for the last two months, so it was nice to see this start from him, especially since I own this schmohawk.  He will be shut down, but now that ESPN updated his player card that he will be shut down, selling him isn’t going to be as easy.  Let’s not forget I told you to sell him six weeks ago.  Or I guess forget it because now everyone knows it.

Alex Rodriguez – Could be banned for life.  If the ban goes through, Tipper Gore is demanding he wear a warning sticker on his forehead.

Josh Hamilton – Will miss another couple of days after his ankle locked up on Sunday.  Now he knows how Lindsay Lohan feels.

Tommy Hanson – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Before we start reaching around on each other, this was against the Twins.  I’ll believe it when I see Hanson do it against a major league offense.

Ernesto Frieri – 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  I’ll be you for a second on the East Coast.  Last night around 11 PM EST, “Well, I had a nice day of pitching, I think I’m gonna watch some Antiques Roadshow and turn in.  That Mark Walberg is so much better than that other Mark Wahlberg.”  *waking up in the morning* “WHAT THE HOLY HECK FIRE DID FRIERI DO?!”  So, how much again is it for Arte Moreno to get Papelbon?

Alex Cobb – Left yesterday’s rehab start with a blister.  Pass the blame on a water fountain and take some Valtrex, be good as new!  Blist-Alex is still on track for an early August return.

Jenrry Mejia – The guy whose parents took the whole rolling the R thing too literally when naming him is coming up for a spot start on Friday.  Here’s what I’ve said previously about him, “Mets loved his arm, then put him in the bullpen, then into the rotation, then into the bullpen, then an injury… Basically, the Mets seem to be taking the Joba route with him.  So far, similar results.  He used to have a high ceiling, but then was derailed by Tommy John.  Not the person.”  And that’s me quoting me!  This year he’s had better results with a 2.55 ERA and a 9+ K-rate in under 25 minor league innings.  I’d spot start him in NL-Only leagues, but until he’s up for good, he’s not worth the 97 words I just devoted to him.  (And you read it, sucker!)

Carlos Torres – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Has a terrific K:BB ratio (25:4) and his ERA and WHIP through 28 1/3 IP are 0.95 and 1.02.   The catch:  he’s 47 years old (he’s a Latin 30).  He has a long track record of being below-average in the majors and minors.  He might’ve figured something out and could see grabbing him in deeper mixed leagues.  I’m still not convinced he has anything but matchups appeal when at home.

Kris Medlen – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Medlen, “Is that female deodorant?”  That’s the smell of the ocean, because Beachy is breathing down your neck.  Maybe with Beachy nearing his return, Medlen isn’t just pressing the bill of his cap.  Medlen, the possible extinction of the Flat-Billed Pitchypus is riding on your shoulders!

Andrelton Simmons – 1-for-4 and his third homer in his last six games.  He’s out of this world!  Hmm…

Jesse Crain – Hopes to be ready this weekend.  Depends how his shoulder feels.  That’s also the best way to check pork shoulder, according to BBQ Pitmasters.

Alexi Ogando – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  Ogando + Healthy = Khakis.  Well, my math is pretty off there, but was supposed to equal a solid fantasy number four.

Erasmo Ramirez – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks.  That’s what I waited two weeks for?!  His first two starts is what I waited a month for?!  I could’ve beat his production off waivers from Jhoulys Chacin for the last month.  I dropped Erasmo in my 12-team mixed league, cause I don’t have time for him to figure shizz out; I got ratios I need to fix.  I could see holding him for his next start vs. the Twins, but it’ll depend on your fantasy team shituation.

Christian Yelich – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs.  He looks like he’s 12 years old.  A 12-year-old Joe DiMaggio!  Kidding, he looked more like a 12-year-old Hunter Pence.  Hey, it’s all good if he’s hitting.  Just don’t go near Jose Tabata’s wife.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer.  Being surrounded by Yelich and 61*nick must’ve made Stanton feel like he was 22 again.

Jose Fernandez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks in Coors.  I’ll say it for you, sonavabench!

Devin Mesoraco – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers in the last two days.  Meanwhile, Salvador Perez is designing a diorama inside granny panties.

Zack Cozart – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a homer with a 4-for-4 in the first game, then Dusty benched him.  You rest hot bats?  That’s a new one, Dusty.  Well played, you crazy gooftard!

Todd Frazier – 5-for-10, 2 runs, 3 RBIs.  Quick, Dusty, get him out of your lineup!

Jay Bruce – 4-for-8, 4 runs and a steal.  Who’s the boss?  Bruuuuuuuuce (and Tony Danza).

Tony Cingrani – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, 3.18 ERA in 70 2/3 IP and more Ks than innings.  Can someone Gillooly Cueto?

Jason Grilli – To the DL with a forearm strain.  Too bad, so sad.  I own Melancon.  I’m going to now do a dance.  I call this dance the Macarancon.  Hey…Macarancon!  Macarancon!  Macarancon!  Macarancon!  Macarancon!  Macarancon!  Macarancon! Macarancon!  Macarancon!  Macarancon!  Hey… Macarancon!  All right!

Russell Martin – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th steal, and hitting near .350 in the last week.  You know whose fantasy team is doing well?  Alyssa from Los Angeles.

Pedro Alvarez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 25th homer, hitting .243.  Pedro from Pittsburgh had been struggling to make any contact for the last week (1-for-17 entering the game), but considering you drafted him instead of Mostsuckass, I won’t hear complaints.

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, 3.51 ERA.  This was his best major league start, but he gets the MIA Marlins next so get ready to raise the bar.

Bruce Chen – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks.  ERA on the year is down to 1.97.  Yet, I’m starting Erasmothereffer.  Terrific.  This start even baffled the Stream-o-Nator like Joe Blanton in a bikini.

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and hitting over .350 in the last week.  He has 19 RBIs on the year in 293 ABs.  If he gets 1500 at-bats this year, he’s a lock for 100 RBIs.

Wil Myers – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Someone should figure out how many spots Myers moves up in next year’s draft for each homer he hits this year.  I’m guessing around seven spots.  Start him at 200 overall for when he was called up and he’s now at 165 overall if he has a season-ending injury today.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4 and a home run.  15 more to go!

Jon Lester – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Welcome back!  Did that sound excited?  It wasn’t supposed to.  Was just a figure of speech.  How is welcome back a figure of speech?!  Oh, go screw, Random Italicized Voice.  So, Lester returned from a lay off of general soreness, which is a notch below Major Pain, but above Fatigued Civilian.  Lester’s peripherals say he’s supposed to be slightly better, but only slightly (should be around a high 3 vs. his 4.50 ERA).  If you have him, you gotta hope for the best.  If you don’t have him, how is he of your concern?

Jarred Cosart – 7 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks as he matched up against Jarrod Parker (7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks).  I wonder if Subway Jared threw out the first pitch, carrying his stupid fat pants.  In Minute Maid Park, they went to Jared’s.  Cosart now has a 0.60 ERA since his call-up and is a WHIPping nightmare waiting to happen.  Still hard to recommend him outside of AL-Only leagues, maybe deep mixed leagues if you need to gamble.

Jonathan Villar – 3-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .500 since his call-up.  Yup, I’m grabbing him in all leagues where I need a middle infielder.  Yup, even that league.  And that one too!

Brandon Moss – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer as he hits over .400 in the last week.  Outproducing your corner man?  Prolly.  Stop hatin’ and start waiver-addin’.

Miguel Cabrera – Sat out yesterday, but doesn’t expect to go on the DL.  In his place was Don Kelly.  Leyland said, “Going from Miggy to Don Kelly is like going from Marlboro Reds to smoking…Hey, does anyone have a smoke?”

Jhonny Peralta – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Tigers are JH-balanced to restore the natural nutrients in a Miggy-less lineup.

Rick Porcello – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K vs. the White Sox.  This guy’s turned more corners this year than Pac-Man.  Hold on one second, phone call.  Yes?  Hey, 1981.  Sure, you can have your reference back.  So, Porcello was striking people out at a solid rate prior to this game, but at least last night he didn’t give up any runs.  I liked him when he was K’ing people, so as long as this game was an anomaly, I still like him.

Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, 2.31 ERA.  I’m very happy for everyone that picked him up in April (no, I’m not).

Adam Eaton – 3-for-4, 3 runs.  I told you he was a sleeper!  *slowly slinks out of the room*

Junior Lake – 3-for-5, and his 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .545 since his call-up.  Yeah, I grabbed him in a few leagues.  Plus, he has shortstop eligibility, even though he’s playing outfield.  Instead of chewing gum, chew bacon!

Jason Marquis – Will have Tommy John surgery.  They should have the acne-faced kid at the movie theater who changes the marquee do the operation.  For symmetry sake!

Will Venable – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 12th homer, as he showed across the diamond, Maybe Able, how it’s done.  You get three over-the-internet dollars if you know who Maybe Able is.

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-3, 1 RBI and two steals.  Kid Rock would say, “BawitSAGNOF-da bang-da bang-diggy-diggy-diggy!”

Aramis Ramirez – Took batting practice yesterday.  Then grabbed a snow cone at the pitch ‘n putt.  Good day overall.

Norichika Aoki – 1-for-4 and his 2nd steal in as many games.  Seems like since Braun went for an early siesta the Brewers have been stealing a lot more.  It could be a club directive to pump up the offense.  Whatevs it takes to get Aoki to start stealing like he did last year.

Donovan Hand – Left yesterday’s game after being hit by a pitch on the hand.  Luckily, his name isn’t Donovan Crotch.

  1. gareth says:
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    Ernesto Frieri. Thanks a lot. Dude just took a shit on an usually productive day of pitching for me. I had 4 guys going who gave up 5 runs between them. I have an angel looking out for me apparently. to kick me in the nuts.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @gareth: Ugh yea that sucks

    • brick says:
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      @gareth: Feel your pain, got stuck with a big ol’ -23pts in my league

    • Men-in-Cleats says:
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      @gareth:

      It was a mini-closeappocolypse last night as it seems like even those that did get a save got tagged for a run with steady closers Nathan and Balfour joining Frieri in the loss column while $12 salads in Holland and Jansen coughed up a run in their saves. Others like Mujica and Wilhelmson didn’t give up a run but decided to put a couple of runners on to keep us nervous and increase our WHIP.

  2. timothy says:
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    Lowrie, Aybar or Villar ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @timothy: Still Lowrie

      • steve says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Same question but replace Lowrie with Lawrie? I’d like to use Lawrie at 2B and he’s going to capture that eligibility in the next week or so in ESPN leagues (10 starts; I believe that he already is 2b eligible in Yahoo leagues – 5 starts). Thank you.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @steve: I thnk Ill take the a version of Lawrie hah

  3. EmporersMonkey says:
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    This is how my pitching day went yesterday. Started Erasmo, benched Jose Fernandez and also had Perkins and Frieri. Thank god my ratios were already great or my head would be in the oven right now.

  4. low walk high k says:
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    Alright Albright, u had to know it was comin, brad miller vs Jonathan villar? Choose one. Keeper style.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @low walk high k: i asked this the 2nd time. your’s is the third. Grey’s idea last night (just few hours ago) was too small sample size for Villar to go over Miller’s head just yet. Don’t know if this should apply to Lake too. For some reason in Lake’s case he only qualifies at 3rd (soon to be OF also) in yahoo. I could use a 3rd/of more than a ss (soon to be 2b with one more start miller will be in yahoo). Plus didn’t Grey say Lake would be spliting time when Dejesus comes back (like this week, later). I just recently picked up Miller/Yelich and
      i’m thinking Grey’s rankings for these dudes is (if not we’ll find out later)
      Yelich/Miller/Villar/Lake (Lake lowest due to the playing time thing
      Of course if you need steals primarily at SS Villar would be best.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @low walk high k: Yea I’d stick with Miller too

  5. MasterofGrond says:
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    Literally cannot believe how well that Frazier stream went.

    Wish Erasmo was a little softer on my WHIP, though…

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @MasterofGrond: up until like last night, doumit was only really valuable for like a 3 or 4 day window a few months back when Perez was sneaking his mother into the country/visiting dead relatives for a week, i lucked into having him only for those 3 or 4 days, then threw him away even before he had a bad day, and i didn’t miss really anything good. Seemed really weird to just throw away a guy who was only getting rbis/homers/doubles for a few days str.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I feel like I’ve done that with Kelly Johnson a couple of times…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MasterofGrond: Yea three straight 2-hit and RBI games. Nice!

    • LastBadass says:
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      @MasterofGrond:

      Yeah man Frazier streamers unite!!! Plus he missed a homer down the left field line by like an inch.

  6. Ciao Grey — Would you take Villar or Lake (or Nuñez, or Cozart, or Brandon Crawford) over the struggling AEscobar? Escobar’s been hard to roster lately.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Enrique: Yea Alcides has been brutal… Might go upside of Villar

      • Sixto Lezcano says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I’m going Lake. I picked up Yelich too. I did it all for the Rookie Nookie, C’mon, the Rookie Nookie, C’mon, So I can take that rookie and stick it on my, team!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Sixto Lezcano: Rookie Nookie Cookie Crisp! (hopefully that’s what Coco Crisp owners were yelling when he got called up)

  7. barker says:
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    logan schafer is your able man

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @barker: maybe able. (it’s possible)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @barker: use able

  8. goodfold2 says:
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    big trouble in splits-ville. tomorrow all 3 of
    scott
    miller
    yelich
    play lefties. who starts at util?
    on friday it gets worse as those 3, plus choo all lefty up at the same time. who’s the 2 on that day?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @goodfold2: Luke Scott a surprising .297 vs. lefties this year. I’d play him both days.

  9. TheNewGuy says:
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    Delabar, Pac-Rod, or Joe Smith? Save hunting yo.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Or Crain, should Reed be traded.

      • Tio says:
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        @TheNewGuy:

        No way in hell Reed is traded.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @TheNewGuy: if you mean one day vulturing the best bets are probably
      burton (both fien/perkins tired)
      downs
      paco
      scheppers
      cook
      perez
      axford
      the order would just be whichever team you most likely think will win the game(s) today by slight margin. If your question was about long term, crain, but even he’s more likely to be traded and lindstrom could take over if reed was also flipped. Allen’s ahead of smith now at CLE.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @goodfold2:

        NewGuy knows his shizz .

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @goodfold2:

        oops .

        you’re the guy i meant to compliment .

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @costaricanchata: thanks. a lot of tired guys who shouldn’t have came out did again on tues night.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Agree Crain. Reed won’t be traded they like him long-term.

  10. TheNewGuy says:
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    And start Price in Beantown? Way theyve been going id bench almost everyone, but Price is a true ace so I guess I gotta start him.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Yea and we saw Moore do well. Think you gotta play him.

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @JB Gilpin: rub it in ya jerk

  11. SteveNZ says:
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    Yeah, but can K-Rod dig his way out, when it’s bases loaded and no one out? Way down in the hole, if you will.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @SteveNZ: Probably not great trade the Brewers got

  12. FarlMarx says:
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    How’s Yelich for Mariano Rivera sound? It’s a keeper league, so I’m not sure if a future All-Star is worth selling for two months of Mo.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @FarlMarx:

      depends on 2 things .
      1) can mo help you capture the flag this year ?
      2) how may guys do you keep ??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @FarlMarx: Agree with above, depends on your saves need while going for title.

  13. bossmanjunior says:
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    @Grey

    So a guy in my h2h league is punting saves and trying to trade away his only two closers, Parnell and Grilli. However, the caveat, he only wants to trade them in a package together. I was thinking of offering Altuve and a pitcher, likely Parker or Ogando. I only have one DL spot and Im currently rostering Buchholz. However, I read a report today that Buchholz might not be back until late August, so im thinking he might be droppable anyways. Here is my roster:

    C Perez 1B Goldschmidt 2B Hill 3B Longoria SS Franklin OF Stanton OF Jones OF Heyward UTL Choo BN Altuve

    SP Bumgardner, Harvey, Miller, Garza, Ogando, Parker, Erasmo, Kluber

    CL Perkins, Street, Ziegler

    So hold onto Buchholz, Altuve, and Parker(or Ogando) or trade for Parnell and Grilli.

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @bossmanjunior:

      I also have Lester

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bossmanjunior: How are you doing in saves? Don’t mind the deal if you can gain some points in saves to help you win, but Grilli’s injury is scary to trade for, he might be out longer than Buchholz. But it’s not like you’re giving up much

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Its h2h…

        I have Street, Perkins, and Ziegler right now and I can’t imagine Ziegler will hold the job for too long. Its 10 team so I prefer to have 3 closers, ideally 4. I only carry 1 bench bat, so I can carry 8 SP and 4 CL.

        Which of my SP would you trade? I don’t think Erasmo has any trade valu. I was thinking Parker or Ogando.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @bossmanjunior: Oh, yea I meant week-to-week. I would try to trade Ogando first, he’ll go back to the DL soon too…

  14. Birdman says:
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    Erasmo or Porcello ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Birdman: Porcello

  15. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Brandon Phillips? Slumping or done for the year? Trying to figure out if I need to work a trade for a new 2B.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: I don’t think he’s done at all, think you’re fine

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: Done for the year? Eye roll

  16. AP says:
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    I just traded Longoria+1 for Ellsbury. Is there a term for when a guy you trade hits a HR for your team as a going away present in his last day in the lineup? I feel like there was, but it escapes me. Either way, it’s awesome.

    • stonepie says:
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      @AP: or how bout when youre trading for a player who’s on the team youre facing and he hits a homer? bittersweet bomb?

      • AP says:
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        Bomb Voyage? (Like, Bon Voyage?)

      • AP says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks! I thought that was it. Good stuff.

  17. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Yelich, reddick or rendon?

    Erasmo, Alex wood or peralta?

    Thanks

    • Brett says:
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      How would you rank them thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Brett: Reddick, Yelich, Rendon. Erasmo, Peralta Wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: Depends on team needs… I do have Wood for his start tomorrow and dropped Erasmo

  18. Tony Starks says:
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    I am leading my league in saves so yesterday thought I’d put two of my closers “on the block” and try to get some offense in return. The two closers I listed as available: Frieri + Perkins. Their combined line last night: 1 W, 1 L, 1.1 INN, 5 H, 6 ER, 4 BB, 0 K

    WTF sucktards. Is this what I get for trying to trade you? It was like breaking up with a gal and knowing that there will be some form of craziness coming down the line. Just didn’t think it would happen in the immediate like last night

    = [

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tony Starks: Well, it’s like saying, “hey baby – we’re doing OK but I’m gonna see what’s out there – maybe trade ya”

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Tony Starks: Haha, that’s almost as bad as when you shopping a batter that you have benched for a while. It’s like – this guy would be great for you, but he’s not touching my lineup!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Fungazi: I promise I would be playing him if my team wasn’t this good!

  19. G says:
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    Drop leonys or Ichiro for yellich?

    • Tony Starks says:
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      @G:

      YES. I have dropped Leonys in a few leagues. He might steal another 15-20 bases over the rest of the season but he’s already back in a platoon with Gentry and his cold streak surely isn’t helping matters. Guess it depends what you need but I LOVE upside and added Yelich in every league except my 18-team league (he was already taken) and a 10-team league I’m in (shallow league).

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @G: Agree, probably Ichiro for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Either… Lose Ichiro first

  20. Tony Starks says:
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    Truth be told I’m in NO position to complain. I successfully traded Braun last week which I mentioned here in the comments and Sky (I think it was him) thought I got the lesser side of the deal. I gave Braun, Strasburg, + Juan Francisco and got Cargo + Garza in return. Humblebrag City

    TS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony Starks: You traded Strasburg for CarGo and Garza… That’s solid… Pray CarGo stays healthy… And is Carlos Gonzalez…

  21. Mitch says:
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    Better stream for tomorrow: Nicasio @ home against Marlins or Buehrle @ home against ‘Stros? Both seem attractive. Which one??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mitch: Astros actually hit lefties decently well. Nicasio

    • Grey

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

  22. Mitch says:
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    Also Yelich or Eric Young ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mitch: Yelich

  23. Sanfran says:
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    Left Ogando on the DL. Still holding Lincecum. Need to drop Lincecum to activate Ogando. Are these guys worth spots as streamers? Keep 1 or drop both…?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sanfran: League size? 10 & 12 team I think streamers – can lose both – never been a big Ogando fan

      • Sanfran says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        12. Thanks guys for the input.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sanfran: Ogando’s not bad, lose Lincecum

  24. Mr. Rickey says:
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    I tried an experiment this season and drafted no starters, only offense and closers. I started the season streaming every start and held onto players who looked consistently good. My current starters, all acquired off waivers are: Ryu, Bailey, Cingrani, Garza, Holland, Santana and Gaudin (I picked him up to stream but probably won’t now since the Reds bats are hot – will drop him for the next good streamer) . Would you move any of the others into the streaming category or hold them. Would you drop any for Smaradzija (he just landed on waivers). I’m in first place and doubt I will ever waste another draft pick on a starter.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Cingrani is right on that line. Would drop Gaudin for Shark and use Cingrani’s spot to continue streaming. Interesting strategy…

      • Bunny says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Cingrani over Smardz

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Bunny: Yea I don’t agree on that one

  25. Jiggy Nits says:
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    10 team NL only roto keeper. Eric Young vs Mujica

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jiggy Nits: Totally depends on needs, Mujica probably

      • Jiggy Nits says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I’m in first place in steals with 130 – the guy im trading young to has 103 in 3rd. Im second last in saves and stand to gain one qucik and possibly two points, but Im worried about losing one or two in steals. Its a tough call – except at least the guys I may be giving steal points to are not in the hunt. I guess I just have to think about it a little more.

      • Jiggy Nits says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Oh, and also, thanks.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jiggy Nits: No prob! I think I might pull the trigger if you keep a lot of guys, Mujica looks to be their closer a while, EYJ might be platoonig/backup-PR kind of guy next year depending on what the Mets do, but considering they have nothing in the outfield right now, it’s not necessarily likely. Think Mujica is 100% the closer next year for StL so that has me pick him.

          • Wheeler in the sky says:
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            @JB Gilpin:
            Humbly disagree with this. Mujica is an MLB FA at years end. The Cards have Motte coming back and Rosenthal ready to bridge the gap. Mujica may close next year, but it won’t be for the Cards.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jiggy Nits: You can get better for Mujica, if you’re that far ahead in saves, you most have other closers to trade for Young

  26. Errin Carner says:
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    I’m in a 10 team H2H 5×5 “keeper” league (you can keep 3 players one year after you draft them). Currently holding on to the last playoff spot. I was offered this trade by an owner that is so far out of the playoffs, there is absolutely no chance of him making it. He is offering Yu Darvish (not keeper eligible), Evan Longoria (not keeper eligible), Daniel Nava and Mark Melancon. I’d be giving up Desmond Jennings (keeper eligible), Starling Marte (keeper eligible) and Matt Moore (keeper eligible).

    If I were to do this my team would look like this:

    C – Lucroy, Perez
    1B – Goldschmidt
    2B – Seager
    3B – Beltre
    SS – Tulo
    MI – Desmond
    CI – Longoria
    OF – McCutchen
    OF – Choo
    OF – Heywood
    OF – Puig
    OF – Trumbo
    U – V-Mart

    SP – Darvish, Zimmerman, Minor, Liriano, Latos, Milone, (and a bunch of streamers)
    RP – Bell, Gregg, Holland, Janssen and Melancon.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Errin Carner: Since you only keep 3, I think you do that in a heart beat, the guys you’re trading probably aren’t your 3 keepers anyway

  27. Bunny says:
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    Some are saying Axford will win out in Milwaukee. How sure are you it’s going to be Hendo?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bunny: Hendo shouldn’t have lost his role either way, but KRod took it for trade bait and it worked. I think it’s Hendo too.

  28. Frank White says:
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    Morning guys… Why are they shutting down Shelby Miller??

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Frank White: Same reason as most – so his fresh young arm wont die.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: I think he’ll go pretty deep into the yr

  29. Drew says:
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    @Grey… I have Kinsler, Kipnis, Reyes rounding out my infield in a 6×6 OPS league and JRoll clogging up one of my 3 UTIL. 8 team league he has no trade value. Time to cut him for more productive UTIL? Frazier, Quinton, Lake, Yelich, Konerko, Smoak? Thanks

    • Drew says:
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      @Drew: Kinsler, Kipnis, Reyes my middle infielders I meant. 2b, 2b/ss, SS

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Drew: Yea I think he’s droppable there, probably take upside of Yelich for now, keeping an eye for other hot bats in shallow league

  30. Mike

    Mike says:
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    Damn ESPN player cards. I love when they say something like, “try to sell now to an unsuspecting owner” or “his buy low window is closing rapidly” it’s like a fantasy trade c**kblock

    • fitz says:
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      @Mike: I always thought that was ironic too. Like the receiving person won’t read that…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Haha yup I know what you mean

    • Mr Heartwell says:
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      @Mike: Ha! Seriously!!! WTF i up with that…have they not taking the time to think about that. It actually kinda really bothers me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Ha, totally!

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Mike: Yahoo does the same thing. Or X player has hit 5 homers with 12 rbi in his last 8 games and should be owned in all standard formats. No @#%&!

  31. stinky_llama says:
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    aoki or crisp RoS? or splitting hairs? also, better bench player to roster iyo.. myers or prado? love the eligibility of prado and think he might pick it up second half…. but love me some wil, kids a stud and was recently dropped in my 10tm redraft. hard to ignore what hes doin in the 4 spot in tampa. pretty cushy.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @stinky_llama: I’d take Crisp. Yea tough to not take Myers, but I love having a guy like Prado to fill in anywhere someone might be out.

  32. Kobayashi Maru says:
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    I was offered Eaton and Teheran in a keeper league that I’m losing badly for Heyward and Balfour. Our format is +5$ each year, so could have Eaton next year at $6 and Tehran at $7, do you think there is value there? It’s a 12 team league.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kobayashi Maru: Yea not in love with their values, if Heyward is affordable it’s a nice rebuilding move.

  33. Bunny says:
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    Kelly Johnson or Zobrist for 2B?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bunny: Zobrist

  34. Homerj24 says:
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    I went to bed after Shelby Miller’s start feeling nice. I wake up to Balfour, Perkins and Frieri pissing in my cornflakes. Thanks guys!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Homerj24: Yikes!

  35. 10man jinx says:
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    As productive as C. Perez can be? Im thinking that hes a def drop for Bucs -RP M. Melancon? Comments?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @10man jinx: Yea probably, given you have a decent C option

  36. party fowl says:
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    Edwin Jackson is on my wire, worth an add vs the Giants? or an add for the duration of the season?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @party fowl: Spot start at best

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @party fowl: Grab him for the Giants and see how it goes

  37. J-Bird says:
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    I’ve been rolling with Alexei and Lowrie at SS all season in one 12 team 5×5 roto.
    Someone dropped Asdrubal. Use #1 waiver for him to replace one of them? Worth the upgrade?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J-Bird: I probably wouldn’t, Alexei is giving you steals and Lowrie and Asdrubal are pretty much the same these days with Lowrie outproducing…

  38. phennore says:
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    18-team 5×5 roto keeper league. I’ve been offered Quetin, Jacob Turner, Cishek, & Melancon for Wil Myers, Ryan Cook, & Aaron Loup. I’m currently in 3rd place with only an outside shot of winning this year and pitching is my weakness. Myers will only cost $6 out of a $260 budget next year. Make the trade for a shot at winning, or hold for next year as I also will be keeping Trout.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @phennore: If you can make up 4-5 spots in saves going for the title I do it, but if not I probably hold.

  39. james t quirk says:
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    better add w/ Saves ??? M. Melancon, C. Perez or K. Jansen?

  40. Rodney says:
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    Brandon Phillips + Sabathia + Yelich OR Verlander?

    Keeper league. Yelich is currently a bench bat and Sabathia + Yelich would likely NOT be kept.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rodney: Interesting, yea I might do that one if rebuilding, tough to pull the trigger in a top spot.

  41. bb says:
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    hey grey
    would you deal gordon and matt moore for joey bats? ops and k/bb league. thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bb: I would

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bb: Yup

  42. Clint says:
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    And now, so begins the Junior Lake superhype show! Since Puig is SO yesterday (yesterday being called up, named an all star, given Mike Trout’s future, and entered the HOF by 3pm yesterday afternoon after one month’s amazing production), I hope the big market media now push Lake into the hype spotlight because, you know, he’s had 2 homers in 2 games and all and we really haven’t seen that since Bryce Harper you know.

    Incidentally, does anyone remember where they were when Jackie Bradley had those amazing 3 walks early in the season?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clint: Jackie Bradley’s got such a good eye! His OBP will be over .400!

      • Clint says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        That’s one of the reasons I like reading Razzball’s work. Listening to CBS or ESPN’s Fantasy podcasts or reading their columns and you’d think the only players in the league reside on the coasts. I honestly believe if Puig came up in KC or Pittsburgh we wouldn’t have heard 1/10th the coverage we did on him..and we’d still be in awe at the awesomeness of Jackie Bradley instead, ha! And if I have to read or hear CBS talk about how everyone needs to pick up Dan Strailly of the A’s one more time…..

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Clint: Hah yea that’s probably true… Straily for Cy Young 2014! Hahaha

  43. Jason Katnip says:
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    Weaver vs. Minnesota
    Nolasco @ Toronto

    Start or sit?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason Katnip: Don’t know why you’d bench Weaver, there is some offensive mojo going on in Toronto for both teams, I’d bench Nolasco

  44. Kenny Isham says:
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    Yelich or Marisnick for Keeper. Need HR and Steals Batting Average not so much can cover a poor BA with the rest of my team

  45. Ralph Lifshitz

    Dad Boner says:
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    I was offered two different trades from the same team last night.

    trade 1 I’m getting Brett Gardner and Kenley Jansen for Choo

    trade 2 I’m getting Jed Lowrie and Jansen for Choo

    I have Nathan, Parnell, Frieri, and Veras as closers. So I’m not in desperate need but Jansen is elite and allows me to package one of my closers to upgrade other positions. I have a pretty deep OF with McCutchen, Justin Upton, Puig, Byrd, Eric Young, and Yelich…My SS is Peralta so I’m included to make the Lowrie trade if simply for some bench depth…

    So trade 1, trade 2, or hold?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dad Boner: I’d probably hold, counter the Lowrie one with a better MI, if he only has an elite one try Peralta Choo for Jansen + elite MI

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Dad Boner says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Altuve and Jansen for Choo? If not he’s got Rendon….his SS’s are Castro and Villar. Not sure I’d package Perralta for either

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dad Boner: That one is closer, if you could use the steals.

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Dad Boner says:
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            @JB Gilpin: I offered Choo and Medlen for Jansen and Giancarlo…..probably gets rejected but worth a try

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Dad Boner: Interesting yea I def like that more than the above for ya, worth offering

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Dad Boner says:
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                @JB Gilpin: That trade is Operation jettison Medlen…didn’t work

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dad Boner: I agree with JB, nice username

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Dad Boner says:
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        @Grey: Thanks….It was either that or sweatpants and Viagra party

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          This is more succinct

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Dad Boner says:
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            @Grey: Had to look up that word….at least I know how to spell terse now…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  46. booya says:
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    Would you want Utley, Verlander and Wood or Pedroia and Myers? H2H 12 team redraft, 7×7 uses K/9, QS, OPS, XBH

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @booya: Probably JV side, close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @booya: Pedroia side

  47. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Dropping Alcides Escobar for Villar…am I crazy? Brad Miller is my starting SS at the moment.

    Are you guys thinking that Junior Lake stays up in the majors or will Dejesus’ return force Lake back down? He’s mashing!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: Nope, I’m good with that. Think Lake stays up but splits time until they can hopefully trade DeJesus for something.

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB. I’m hoping Dejesus gets traded so Lake gets regular playing time. He’s fun to watch (for now). He’s a bit of a showboater when he hits homers. He does the Justin Upton thing where he watches it and slowly walks out of the batter’s box. He just needs to incorporate the Puig Flip to his repertoire now.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Shake N Bacon: Well hopefully he doesn’t emulate Upton’s horrific streakiness too!

  48. Chris says:
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    Good morning fantasy geniuses,

    Addison Reed or Huston Street ROS as a replacement for Grilli?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: Hah thanks! Reed – looming trade of Street is out there…

  49. Cyr says:
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    I’m in a 12 team non-keeper league and looking to upgrade my 3b. Currently have Rendon in that slot. Thinking about trading my Shelby Miller for one of the following:

    Seager
    Ryan Zimmerman
    Matt Carpenter

    Do you like any of these deals for me? Which of the above would you go after first?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cyr: Yea I’d like it for either Zimmerman or Carpenter, would try for Zimmerman

  50. Mr. Cuddles says:
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    Medlen, Porcello, or Alfredo Griffin ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mr. Cuddles: Sticking with my guns. Porcello

  51. Mike says:
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    Ian Kennedy or Edwin Jackson ROS?

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: can you please throw Josh Johnson into that mix and rank the 3 for ROS? Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Yikes. I’ll go JJ

  52. Thurman says:
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    okay, 12 team 5×5 mixed league with obp

    would you trade rizzo for hardy?

    my current ss is bard miller, and rizzo is benched usually in favor of my 4 OF/ 1 UTIL of adam jones/ jupton/mccutchen/heyward/allen craig/marlon byrd (my 1b is goldy)

    otherwise, would you trade rizzo for joaquin benoit ? (current closers are only gregg and mujica)

    thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Thurman: I probably would for Hardy, would wait to do it for Benoit until after the deadline, heard rumors Detroit might try to get him back in the 8th after a trade.

  53. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Drop EYJr for Axford? I need both SV an SB, but have more ground to gain in SV. EY has been good to me the last couple weeks, but to play him I also have to bench a good bat (like Bruce/Upton). But if Ax isn’t going to get SVs I’d rather hold.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: I think it’s Hendo – hold

  54. TKilla says:
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    Lawrie or Eaton for my UTIL spot?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TKilla: Lawrie, unless speed need

  55. TP says:
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    deal
    My – Craig, Reyes, Gattis and Soriano

    for

    His – B Miller, Crush Davis, Cespedes

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TP: I’d do that easily

  56. Brooklyn Bomber says:
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    Is it time to drop Heath Bell and Josh Johnson?

  57. Dkohn says:
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    Grey-B (Might have told you this before but this should definitely be your guys rap group name. What are you talking about Sean Carter they sound nothing alike!!)

    Any the whoo, Grey-B my head is Swimming in women wit they own condominiums
    Five plus Fives, who drive Millineums
    It’s all about the Jonathan, Villars?

    I got questions!
    1. Drop Medlen for Porcello?
    2. Drop Erasmo for Porcello?
    3. Drop Leonys for Jonathan Villar, Adam Eaton, Junior Lake? (I love rookie nookie too, stop hogging it Grey!)
    4. Top 3 you want… Villar, Eaton, Ruf, Lake, Moss, Lawrie, Ethier, Dare I say Mostsukass?

    · I know he’s no Nick Franklin, but Rendon was my boy before this recent cold streak. Should he be on the cut list also with some of these guys available?
    · Also Lake doesn’t have shortstop eligibility in Yahoo, wtf mate?
    · And you think they’re gonna send Cingrani down when Cueto comes back? How could they?!?!
    · Thanks for telling me to hold Jim Henderson yesterday! That was a close one!

    And hey, thanks for helping me get through every morning. I love you guys!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dkohn: Haha love it. I’d be the backing vocals and DJ, Grey would rock as the frontman. Haha… 1. Yea 2. Yea 3. If you needed MI – sure for Villar, I think I hold on the other guys. 4. Like Moose on Friday for DraftKings! Spoiler alert! I’d want Lawrie, Moss and Villar probably. 5. Yea Rendon is in that range now too… 6. He’s playing outfield though! 7. No – bullpen and keep around as long man if another Cueto injury 8. Me and Grey both love Hendo and to get the role. No problem man, happy morning!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dkohn: HA! Agree with JB on all… Lake is SS in ESPN, Yahoo wah-wah…

  58. Bubba says:
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    12 team, 5×5, keeper (deadlines have passed to keep players taken off our waiver wire) league…

    Asdrubal Cabrera or Brad Miller ROS?

    I have Segura, Asdrubal, and Nick Franklin in my MI slots.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bubba: Asdrubal.

  59. Scottie O. says:
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    in an effort to be proactive with the whole potentian Biogenesis suspensions (I have ECab), thoughts on dropping Leonys Marton for:

    Cozart
    Villar
    Brad Miller
    Hechavarria

    12-team H2H redraft league (fairly deep rosters)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scottie O.: Fine with grabbing Villar, as he’d fit Everth’s shoes very well. As long as you’re not playing Martin and a team ahead/near you desperately would need his SBs

  60. BERK says:
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    “Too bad, so sad” cracked me up b/c it is exactly what my six year-old and his friends say all the time. The thing about FRIERI did not crack me up because it cut waaaay too close to home….

    Question: Which MI would you grab short-term for general offensive production: Andrelton, Junior Lake, or Mark Ellis?

    • @BERK: I cannot laugh at “too bad, so sad” because I’m a big Pirates fan, and Jason Grilli is one of my closers in a deep dynasty league. Tough day for my “Cougars” team, losing Ryan Braun & Jason Grilli on the same day. Booooooo!!!

      • BERK says:
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        @mollyleekba: Yikes. That’s beyond a tough day. The Braun news pained me as a Lonsman. We are all in pain today. Booooo indeed!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @BERK: Wow, yea lots of bad news swirling all the sudden decimating teams. I like Simmons, have all year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BERK: Ha… I’m juvenile! Lake, Andrelton

  61. Cbass says:
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    I don’t think Tony Danza was the boss. The show never even addressed the question much less answered it. If anyone it was Mona who was the boss. Tony was flipping traditional gender roles by being the housekeeper while Angela was the hotshot lawyer or whatever she was. Tony was the least bossiest.

    • BERK says:
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      @Cbass: You raise some valid points. All along, it was Mona who was the boss (and a seminal cougar). Angela was an ad exec BTW.

        • BERK says:
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          @JB Gilpin: That was good. That was good.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @BERK: Haha yea, great moment if you knew who that band was at the time

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cbass: Fair enough, good points!

  62. chris says:
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    drop medlen, griffin or kluber for peralta?

    drop mclouth or hunter for yelich or ethier?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chris: Nah I wouldn’t, don’t trust Peralta enough yet. I’d hold your OF too

  63. jro says:
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    Thinkin drop Erasmo for bit more stable option in my 10 tm h2h

    straily
    porcello
    doubrant
    hold

    • chillmodious says:
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      @jro: Just stream that spot if it’s in a 10-teamer. Grab Straily for tomorrow, then go from there.

      • jro says:
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        @chillmodious: Normally would and do somewhat but I make them long term streams with limits on transactions. Maybe I should just continue then.

        • chillmodious says:
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          @jro: Ah, transaction limits, gotcha. Then I’d probably suggest streaming a guy who has two favorable starts lined up. In this case, check to see who Straily gets next after the Angels… if it looks decent, then pick him up and hold for two starts instead of streaming 4 other guys in between.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jro: I’d want Porcello, as my esteemed colleague chillmodious would know…

      • chillmodious says:
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        @JB Gilpin: You are the Yo-Yo Ma of fantasy baseball. Everything you do is por cello. Hey-o!

        Seriously, though, I can’t stand Ricky P. I’ve been Cleveland-steamed one too many times by that shmo.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @chillmodious: Haha thanks I think…? Why I’ve been sticking with him – his numbers for the team I care most about 8 (starts) 49.1 (IP) 5 (W) 34 (K) 3.65 1.22

          • chillmodious says:
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            @JB Gilpin: I can’t do it. He’s near-dead to me!

            • jro says:
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              @chillmodious: He does have a ridiculous schedule going forward too. Straily is ok to not so good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jro: What Chill said

  64. Grey's Goatee says:
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    “The Dodgers and Cuban IF Alexander Guerrero reached a seven year $32 million dollar agreement, per multiple reports. Guerrero, at 26-years-old, hasn’t played consistently since 2011.

    Over the next couple of weeks, Guerrero will be see game action at the AA or AAA level. From there, Guerrero should be called up to Los Angles and play second base, per Dionisio Soldevilla of ESPNDeportes.com and Dominican reporter Neftali Ruiz.

    Guerrero hit over .300 in all three seasons while playing in Cuba. In addition, he accumulated 60 home runs in 886 at bats.”

    Looks like Puig will have a new friend pretty soon. Why give up Joc Pederson for Chase Utley when you’re the (new) Yankees of the West? Time to be like a cyclops with a monocle with this guy?

    • Grey's Goatee says:
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      @Grey’s Goatee:

      My bad, he hasn’t been cleared by OFAC yet, but it still should be something to monitor in my opinion.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Grey’s Goatee: Geez, next year they’ll trade Ethier for Cespedes and be the Cuban national team once they sign Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s Goatee: Yeah, saw that… Not quite cleared yet, like the Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez news I jumped on that didn’t happen either yet

  65. Jack says:
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    Let’s say the further testing on Grilli doesn’t show any damage and he is expected back in 14 days. Do you like Melancon, Axford or Henderson (realizing that the current status in MIL is “flip flopping” closers) ROS?

    Do you think the flip flopping in MIL ends at some point?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jack: In your scenario, I take Hendo, but I think it’s much longer and I’ll take Melancon

  66. Jangles says:
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    Moustakas, Lake, or Kelly Johnson for a Miggy sub? Thanks G!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jangles: Hmmmm. Probably KJo, but like Moose on Friday, hits Quintana really well (DraftKings prep)

  67. Mitch says:
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    was offered AJ Griffin for E-Young who is on my bench. Fair? I can use K’s and Griffin has favorable matchup vs. astros today.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mitch: Sure it’s fair, don’t mind it

      • Mitch says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I can try to counter and go after Shelby miller or masterson? Not sure if it will work but I assume you’d rank these 3 Shelby, Masterson, Griffin right??

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Mitch: Yea that sounds right

  68. chillmodious says:
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    Hoo boy, I brought a list today!

    1. For tomorrow only…

    Straily (vs. LAA, SON $7.8) or Gallardo (vs. SD, SON $12.1)

    2. For Friday only…

    Archer (@NYY, SON -$3.6) or Kluber (vs. Tex, SON $9.3)

    C.

    4. For Saturday only…

    Arroyo (@LAD, SON -$0.4) or Nova (vs. TB, SON $9.7)

    5. Last one… I own Veras as my last closer in a 10-teamer. Henderson is available. If they both stay on their teams past the trade deadline, I’m fine with holding Veras. But I think Veras will get traded in the next week, and will likely land in an 8th inning role depending on where he goes. So, should I be preemptive and lose Veras for Henderson now… or wait and see/hope?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chillmodious: 1. Straily – Gallardo surprisingly never does good vs. SD (well I guess not surprising, he’s no good against anyone anymore). 2. Kluberrrrrrrr! C. 4. Nova. 5. Grab Hendo

      • chillmodious says:
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        @JB Gilpin: @Grey: Thank you both!

  69. Alex says:
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    Trade Wil Myers for Tony Cingrani in Dynasty (full keeper) league? Other OF on roster include Pacman, GoGo, Hamilton, and Yelich, so I have an OF to lose…

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Alex: Keep Myers. Special talent. Arms are always available.

    • 2 Cups 1 Bran says:
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      @Alex: Never in a million years! That’s like trading Trout for a middle of the road pitcher

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Alex: Yea I hold

      • Alex says:
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        @JB Gilpin: do it for Harvey?

        • chillmodious says:
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          @Alex: Ooh. That makes things a little different. I’d probably still keep Myers, but Harvey is the balls.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Alex: I’d definitely take Harvey over Myers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Myers is already better than Hamilton, hold Myers

  70. 2 Cups 1 Bran says:
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    Would you lose Medlen for Bruce Chen in an BP league? Would you also lose Dempster for Chen in another OBP league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Bran: What’s a BP league? Batting Practice league? Because both are about there haha. I’d hold Medlen. Hold Dumpster too

      • chillmodious says:
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        @JB Gilpin: It’s a Brandon Phillips league. Obviously.

          • 2 Cups 1 Bran says:
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            @JB Gilpin: OBP ya joksters!

  71. Gregorius Chant says:
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    Grey, You nailed the description of Ernesto, could have included Balfour as well. Went to bed looking at 8 shutout innings from Shelby Miller and Alex Torres. Ouch….

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gregorius Chant: Yikes – yup tough day for closers, no one has mentioned Nathan yet bc he’s been so good…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gregorius Chant: Yeah, that sucks… Hope you enjoyed Antiques Roadshow though

  72. bossmanjunior says:
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    So we starting Garzilla against the Yankees today?

  73. Aero says:
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    Kazmir @Sea over Griffin @Hou for a stream today? SON likes them about even. I’m behind in K’s, QS, and W’s.

    • Aero says:
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      @Aero: oh, that’s for a H2H.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Aero: Man, do like them both. I’ll lean Griffin

  74. JASON KATNIP says:
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    Rex Brothers and Brad Ziegler for Allen Craig?

  75. ThaDeez says:
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    Please rank ROS h2h points, 14 team no position preference:

    Ichiro, A Laroche, A Eaton, Y Alonso, M Morse

    Appreciate y’all

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ThaDeez: LaRoche, Morse, Ichiro, Eaton, Alonso

  76. AA says:
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    My Of and Utility spots are filled with Trout, Choo, Marte and Myers with A Jax on the bench. Are any of these guys worth dropping for Yelich?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AA: Nah hold

  77. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, lake or villar, regardless of pos? I’m site this has been asked above…sorry for the repeat.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Herschel: No prob – don’t think it really has, I’ll go Villar

  78. AJ says:
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    Aoki or EYJ for steals? Also best 2nd base option Ellis, johnson or dJ lemahui? Looking to drop Gyorko even if its just temp …need a hot bat for 2nd

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AJ: EYJ for steals. KJo – been pretty hot but doesn’t play every day

  79. Slob on my Cobb says:
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    ROS, who you got? Morse, Frazier, Matt Adams, Marisnick?

  80. Slob on my Cobb says:
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    Drop either Nolasco or Nova for Porcello or Gaudin?

  81. Hoog says:
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    In a 12 team h2h could you see trading Hanley and marte for Braun, Asdrubal/Rollins and bumgarner? Currently sitting in 2nd place 6 games out of first. Current of is cargo, marte, Jennings, and have granderson on the DL.

    • fitz says:
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      @Hoog: I’m guessing this is a keeper league if you’re looking to trade for Braun? I don’t see how that trade helps you at all for this year.

      • Hoog says:
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        @fitz: yeah its a keeper. It doesn’t help me much for this year, but my biggest weakness is starting pitching so getting bumgarner helps there. I could also have an outfield of cargo, Braun and granderson next year. I might be able to get fowler or ether from him to help for this year.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hoog: Yea I think I like that deal for you, gives you a SP to help now and Braun to keep later, think Hanley cools off a little

  82. Maestro says:
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    AL only H2H weekly points scoring system: [Wins-10pts, Holds = 3pts, ERA - 0.00 = 24pts, .500-.999 = 22pts, etc.]

    Need a RP, possibly 2, for playoff push… Plz. rank the following for ROS: Tazawa, Crain, Peralta, Torres, Scheppers, Oli Perez, Cotts, Delabar, Cecil.

    Thank you.

    • Maestro says:
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      @Maestro: I should have just asked to pick 2 ROS – thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Maestro: I’d go with the first 2

      • Maestro says:
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        Thank you. @JB Gilpin:

  83. Mitch says:
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    Villar or alexei Ramirez at ss ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mitch: You know, I’ll go upside of Villar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mitch: Alexei is giving already what you hope from Villar

  84. danny almonte says:
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    12 team , keep 7, no restrictions.

    I have 6 rock solid keepers (Cargo, Braun, Machado, Crush, Scherzer, Bumgarner). I just added Yelich on Monday, am I looking at my 7th keeper?!

    Other options would be C.Santana who I’m leaning towards, Hamels, Evercab, or longshots Zobrist, Kenley.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @danny almonte: Think it would be Hamels…

      • danny almonte says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah I’ve kept Hamels for years… I usually never keep 3 sp’s if I can. He may be the best bet if no deals are made

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @danny almonte: Then you won’t have to draft any starters til late next year!

  85. Jack says:
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    Still Castro over Villar?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jack: Yea I think so

  86. Sal says:
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    Thoughts on the following trade:

    Beltre, cashner and next years 9th round pick for Desmond freese price and his 18th round pick (yahoo forces pick for pick to be traded)

    Thoughts on price is he back to form?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sal: Yea I think you take that one, think Price is fine, I was worried before and there is some risk, but he’s showing he;s OK

  87. Kyle says:
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    Hey so I have Erasmo, Medlen and Ogando on my bench…. And Wily Peralta, Archer and Porcello are available on the wire…. Switch 3 for 3? Lol

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kyle: Hah, I’d hold Medlen, pick up Archer and Porcello

  88. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Someone dropped Franklin and i got him on waivers this morning! *does the macarana* now my MI is E Cab/Franklin/Zobrist/Gyorko/Miller. I need some Homers, does dropping miller for moss sound solid?

  89. Jack says:
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    Safe to give up on Chris Carpenter?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jack: Yea unless the deepest of mixed or NL only with a lot of DL room

  90. Geoff says:
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    Kip for Reyes and Cespy? 16 team keeper, currently in 1st. Kip is 13th which is why this could work. Pull the trigger?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Geoff: Yea I think I’d do that

  91. TerryTateOfficeLB says:
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    Hey,

    Offered a guy Marte/Chatwood for Kemp..

    He came back with Marte/Shields for Kemp..

    Current pitchers are Verlander, Cain, Corbin, Grienke, Shields, E. Santana, Chatwood, Lohse, Griffin, Erasmo

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TerryTateOfficeLB: Seems too rich, I’d come back with Lohse or Griffin instead of Shields

      • TerryTateOfficeLB says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        I was thinking the same.. He said he’d throw in edwin jackson but I still don’t know if im sold.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @TerryTateOfficeLB: Ugh, I would tell him throwing in EJax makes it WORSE haha

          • THE SNOZZ says:
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            @JB Gilpin: FUCK KEMP

  92. Bernie Brewer says:
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    I have Rollins yawnstipating my SS spot all year. Franklin, Miller, and Villar are all FA. Do I dump Lind (my current extraneous bench player – I have Fielder, so Lind rarely makes my lineup) and grab one of those guys to play over Rollins? (HR, RBI and AVG are my lowest categories if that matters)

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bernie Brewer: Yea I’d do that for Franklin

  93. T Moore says:
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    Mr Grey: I realize, I am most likely perceived as a FFB stalwart with nerves of old hickory on here by many…

    The type: who never utters a complaint; a taciturn observer most of time – only adding the minimum required on any particular topic and always in helpful ways – with never a wasted word; an independent man and team owner – like a weathered old mariner at the helm, whom having plotted his own course, stolidly beats the prow of his vessel into the high seas and wicked winds of the baseball season to stay that course and get his ship, cargo and crew to port fairly ahead of the competition – the old fashioned way – through hard work and determination; and one who is universally loved and respected by his fellow commentors..

    That said…..

    H E L P M E ! ! ! ! ! !

    MR. GREY, WHAT DO I DO????

    EVERYTHING IS JUST GOING W R O N G!!!!!!!! (not to be confused with the Star of the Show)

    All my hitters are getting hurt or having babies in droves… (Cabrera, Cespedes, Beckham, Mauer and more this week alone)

    My pitching crew refuses to climb the rigging to WIN… I should flog the bilge water smelling lot of them… Have made many walk the plank already and the useless rest of these swabs just queue up behind the plank waiting their turn to walk it – rather than venture up the masts – a bunch of waterlogged landlubbers is what they are… Even Balfour blew up yesterday!!!

    IT’S ALL WRONG!!!!!

    The USS MAGPIES is floundering… And we didn’t bring any lifeboats!!!!

    WHAT DO I DO?????

    H E L P M E ! ! ! ! ! !

    HELP ME, MR. GRAY!!!! PLEASE!!!!

    S . O . S! !!!

    S .O .S !!!

    I’m ….. s..i………n…. k ….. i………………..n………………g.

    blurp………… blurp ………………………………….blurp…..

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @T Moore: Never a complaint?! What about your pitcher hate yesterday?! Dude – you gotta know to bring the lifeboats. When’s the last time you watched Titanic?

      • T Moore says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        JB: What are you on about??

        Complain about pitchers – me?? Never!!!

        The overpaid under preforming wankering bunch a losers

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @T Moore: Haha they need to learn to throw the ball better!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: Things are gonna go less Wrong today because JayWrong doesn’t have a post today… Hold tight and wait for a life jacket from Lake <–irony

      • T Moore says:
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        @Grey

        Funny, Junior is already starting today for the MAGPIES (picked up at the break of dawn)… Hope, he stays hot until that Hippy (PEDed???) Tigger gets better… Hanly is filling in at 3rd…

        First a half a season without Hanly and now perhaps, a half without the #1 player in MLB…

        I CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE NNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

        (t moore ,again, falls to floor – foaming at the mouth, losing his bowels [(which isn't a such bad thing at my age, given my on going constipation these days)] and with involuntarily major muscle convultions)

        :

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Someone hold T Moore’s tongue! Not his beef tongue sandwich!

        • T Moore says:
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          @T Moore:

          Correction = Loosing not Losing

      • T Moore says:
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        @Grey:

        I haven’t seen you mention the sizzling Mark Ellis… He is on one of his mini missions currently… He can throw up some #s for a week or 2

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I just wrote about him yesterday

          • T Moore says:
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            @Grey:

            Oups – My bad

        • T Moore says:
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          @T Moore:

          Also, worried Smoak, after showing a couple weeks of flame, is he on smolder again???? Thought I had picked up something there… Give him a day or 2 more, before, I cut him up for kindling and move on….

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, stop, drop and roll away from Smoak, he’s toast

  94. royce! says:
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    Villar, Lake or Rendon? 14 team h2h with 5×5 plus OBP and XBH. Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @royce!: Villar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: Villar and Lake are a toss up at this point… I have both in different leagues…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Cool…I’m gonna grab Lake for now and Villar when he clears waivers. I have $40 of my $100 left–btw, the closest bid for Homer Bailey was $5 (oops!)–upgrade from Lake to Villar worth $5?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, oh well on Bailey…Better you get him and overpay…

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: Exactly. He’s even more valuable in this league with his 4.29 k/bb ratio. That’s 12th in the league for qualified starters. Totally worth the $. Just a bummer that I can’t freaking ever win this goddamn league even though only one team bid on what I would consider at least a SP3. Whatever. I’m gonna go drown my sorrows at Carl’s Jr.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Do you guys have Carl’s Jr. Jr.? That always cracks me up…

              • royce! says:
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                @Grey: I don’t think I’ve ever seen one. Wouldn’t it be Carl’s III? Too fancy for them, I suppose.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, you high falutin? No room for high falutin in Carl’s Jr.!

                  • royce! says:
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                    @Grey: soon the Carl’s will be so small they’ll just inject them into my bloodstream- Nanocarl’s. The future rules.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I love the future!

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Actually, that won’t work, because I need a 2B or SS…so the Q changes to $5 for Villar to replace Rendon? Thanks duder.

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: Yes, thank you for sharing that with me. I had planned to take the wife to a nice restaurant for lunch today but who can turn down a free pop tart ice cream sandwich after finishing a Super Bacon Cheeseburger Combo…Man, I am totally gonna score!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              “Hey, baby, as we enjoy this succulent pop tart, I just thought of something else that’s warm that has jelly in the middle…”

              • royce! says:
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                @Grey: DONUTS!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  All breakfast foods!

  95. PK says:
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    Start Jeff Samardzija tonight at Arizona? His dominance at Coors last time is blinding me to the bad matchup.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @PK: Hah yea, he’s all over the place, I start him

  96. Andrew Brownspot says:
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    14 team 5×5 H2H with a very limited. constricting 70 transaction limit for the season. My strategy has been to avoid making too many transactions to conserve moves for the playoffs when they’re more valuable (the average pace right now would be 40 transactions; I’m at 29 and am currently in 1st place). With that said, I have some deficiencies in my roster that I think can be upgraded. Are any of these moves worth making from a ROS perspective?

    SP: Kendrick, Milone, Cole
    Waivers: E-Jax, Kennedy, Nova, Straily, Cosart

    C: Ruiz
    Waivers: Zunino, Mesoraco, M Montero, Ramos

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Andrew Brownspot: Not seeing enough upside on the SP, I think I might nab Montero, you know he’s going to be playing and I think has the biggest upside to finish the year outta those guys

      • Andrew Brownspot says:
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        Just realized Martin and AJ Scrabble are still out there too. Still like Montero?

  97. Cory says:
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    Thanks for the writeup. What side do you prefer? Goldy, gyorko, and cashner or Harper, stras, and smoak.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cory: Harper side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cory: No problem, agree with JB

  98. lonestar says:
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    I’m really trying to get more saves. I’ve got two trade scenarios that I’m working up

    A) I trade Rios for one of Soriano, Papelbon, Rodney (have Bautista, Jones, Jennings in OF and Alvarez at Util)

    B) I trade Y. Molina/Rios for Cespedes/G. Holland (pick up Arrencibia)

    I’m guessing that offer B is too much

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @lonestar: I would only do A if I could get one of hose and then a bottom end closer. Think 1-1 is too much. You know I actually think B is closer bc Cespedes is so good but probably hold too.

  99. Travis says:
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    Yelich, Villar or Werth? Likely Bench/util, so position irrelevant. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Travis: Werth, no prob!

      • jro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Soriano or Werth ROS

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @jro: Still Werth

  100. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    In a standard E$PN 12 team format 6×6 with holds and xbh added to the standard format, would there be enough players to fill Alyssa’s rosters if she only adds players she’s banged?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Probably not, but all of the hitters on her team definitely got more than doubles!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Hey Now!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: well we know she plays the catcher

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: @Grey: hahahaha….I don’t even like pop tarts. Damn Grey, do you think I’m the human garbage disposal?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I thought those were the most wonderful things I ever saw, thought you might like wonderful…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: I never liked pop tarts, I mean I’ll eat them, but I was always more of a pastry and donut guy. Once when I was really stoned I put vanilla ice cream on a caramel rice cake…..it tasted like a bowl of pops cereal

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sounds like you could’ve been a chef for Carl’s Jr.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I had one of the smoked sausage biscuits the other day, it was wonderful for fast food breakfast. Speaking of fast food, did you go to Del Taco and get a green burrito, chicken soft taco and nacho fries like I told you?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, I’m waiting for the food network special on it… Kidding… Still haven’t yet though…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: damnit Albright, don’t make me drive to your neck of the woods and treat you to a $6 lunch

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… Please!

  101. Queso Grande says:
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    Looking to pick up some saves. Who is on your radar for guys who could get the job if their current closer gets traded away? Strop? Bastardo? Gregerson? anyone else?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Queso Grande: All are on the radar, Axford is possible even though I think it’s Hendo, but will be a few wild cards obviously

  102. JDawg says:
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    On behalf of Grilli owners, I fart in your general direction.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JDawg: Well that’s just mean, next you’ll say his dad smells of elderberries!

  103. Andrew says:
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    Hunter Pence vs Mat Latos? Who ya got?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Andrew: Depends on needs, probably Latos

  104. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Thanks JB for the answer above on my SS situation.

    Another question, if you don’t mind…I have a guy interested in my Heyward (I have OF depth, so I could afford to lose him). Would you trade him straight up for any/all of the these 3 SP (what order too): Samardijza, Burnett, Lynn?

    Thanks again.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bernie Brewer: No prob! And love the questions – Samardzija is the only one I would consider, might pull the trigger, but maybe wait and see how he looks tonight.

  105. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Garza or Milone?

  106. herschel says:
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    @Grey: my mourning period is over. who do i swap out perez for (weekly roto redraft)? jp, martin, montero, phegley or ramos. need avg and rbi most.

    thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @herschel: I’ll go Martin, would usually say JP, but he’s def an AVG drain

  107. Travis says:
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    Sit/start tonight: Garza vs NYY, Gaudin vs Cin?
    I’m thinking sit both, see how they do?

    Thanks!

  108. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, Are you starting Samardzjia at Arizona in a 5×5 12-team mixer? How about “Big Fat Douby” Doubront against the Rays?

    Word to your mother.

      • Alcesto says:
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        @Grey: Are you just saying that to mess with my ratios?

  109. Ryan says:
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    Just wondering is brandon Phillips worth getting in a dynasty league? I might be able to get him for Henry Urrutia and Jorge Soler. Is this a bargain of a deal to make?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: No, he’s not

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: Yea that’s what I thought. I’m in contention though and I was hoping this might help me win this year and maybe next.

  110. OaktownSteve says:
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    My spideysense says big finish from Nolan Arenado. Under 10% owned. If you’ve been grifting at hideous 3rd base give a look. Due for a major BABIP correction and some excellent defense has him solidified at the big league level. Might be well positioned to take advantage of Coors summer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I hope so since I’ve been sitting on him for 3 months

  111. Brett says:
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    For util how would you rank

    Rendon reddick and yelich

    Also who do you think is the new 8th inning guy in Pittsburgh?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: Reddick, Yelich… Wilson

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Time to give up on Reddick. He’s lost. Ain’t gonna happen.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, prolly true…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          BTW, the team of mine you looked at that only had one closer…Now has 4…

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            That’s the beauty of the RCL. You get value out of the MR so you can hold them. In my RCL I drafted 1 closer, Casey Janssen. Now have Mujica, Kenley, Melancon, Brothers and Axford. Could be sitting on 6 for the short term. I think in RCL you need to hold 8 relievers at all times. I’ve got 953 IP in only 104 GS.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I think you’re right… My ratios are under 3 ERA in July since I started MRs and I have actually gained in Ks…

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                I’m on pace to hit 1600 Ks and have only carried two starters: Harvey and Gio.

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @OaktownSteve:

              I just looked at that team again. Roster looks exactly right. Just might be in too deep a hole in ratios. Need to get your streamer right. Plenty of good names on the wire. Chose wisely.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, it’s Alex Wood next then I gotta find someone else… I did waste my time with Erasmo in that league, you were right… Though I might claim him for his next start… I’m a glutton…

                • OaktownSteve says:
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                  @Grey:

                  His next start is a good stream. You also need Greinke to pitch like a 1.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, I have a lot riding on him and Price…In the last month, they haven’t disappointed… Very little room for error, unfortch…

                  • OaktownSteve says:
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                    @OaktownSteve:

                    One other tip. The. xtra relievers will boost your K rate enough that you don’t need to stream starters with Ks overly in mind. Focus on rates and w’s first. That Porcello start I streamed yesterday and was real happy with it.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup, I hear ya… I’m trying not to look exclusively at ratios over Ks though b/c I am in a K hole too… I done dug myself a hole…

  112. Ryan G says:
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    Braun sure is high on the hitter tron today. Sneaky buy? lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  113. fitz says:
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    Villar over Asdrubal?

    So sick of Asdrubal… :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  114. JoeG says:
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    Ryu: keep or try to trade him for anything(maybe for Melancon ). 13 Team mixed daily 6×6 roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends if you need saves…

  115. B.J. says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I was offered his Jeff Samardzija for my Kenley Jansen. I like my pitching right now but I feel like you can never have enough SP and I’ll be left with Benoit, Holland and Nathan as my closer. Should I do this? This is a 12 team H2H.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do it

  116. Harbinger says:
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    lance lynn dropped, has has struggled lately but worth a grab?

    best combination of 2 ss ros: Aybar, Simmons, Cozart, Villar, Scutaro

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Harbinger: Sure, I’d grab Lynn… Villar, Simmons

      • Harbinger says:
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        @Grey: forgot to put Miller in there.’….. any change?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Villar, Miller

  117. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Hi Grey,
    If Soriano lands in NY what line do you expect from him rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing changes, 5-7 homer months, .250-ish average, few steals

      • jro says:
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        @Grey: Werth or Soriano ROS

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Werth

  118. steve says:
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    h2h, 10 teams, keep 5 players, 6×6

    MI question…

    Have 2B Profar (has 2b eligibility currently; will have multiple position eligibility soon at 3b & then likely ss and OF), Aybar at SS & Kinsler at 2b/ss

    Drop Aybar (or Leonys Martin, currently on my bench) for any of the following? Lake – SS, Villar – SS, Lawrie – 3b but soon to have 2b eligibility, Miller – SS

    My instinct is to drop Martin for Lawrie, and see how it goes. I could drop Martin and Aybar for Lawrie and one of Lake/Villar/Miller?

    Thanks. I realize that this is similar to a couple of other questions but the other one (most similar) included Lowrie not Lawrie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, give Lawrie a whirl…

      • steve says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks

  119. Nick says:
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    Hey Grey!

    I’m in contention for my second title in as many years, and you’ve easily put me in the position. Thanks for all your help!

    I’m dying for pitching help in a keeper league, in 2nd place, and I really just need some reassurance. I’ve been sticking with Verlander for the entire year, and unless he picks it up in the second half, I don’t think I can pull out another title.

    Can I trust Verlander for the second half? If not, which pitcher (outside of Kershaw and Felix) should I aim to get in exchange?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Darvish? Scherzer? Wainwright? Can look at my top 100 for the 2nd half… Any SPs above Verlander…

  120. Ron says:
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    I am this close (picture thumb and index fingers 1 cm apart) to making a move to grab Villar but I already have a productive Miller. I need these questions answered like a fat kid needs cake.

    The only steals on my team come from Eric Young (SAGNOF!) and Fowler and I rarely play them at the same time.

    1) Miller or Villar ROS?
    2) Its obvious that Villar has SB upside over Miller but what do you project Miller has over Villar?

    Thanks!

  121. JoeG says:
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    So, How did I do? I Just traded Ryu and Ruf for Desmon and Melancon. I could use a few more Saves(who couldn’t). Desmond would replace Miller(bench), so that would add a little more power. I still have Sale,Kuroda,Erasmo Ramirez,Wainwright,Greinke,Minor and Kluber. 13 Team mixed daily 6×6 roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did well

  122. Ron says:
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    Adeiny Hechavarria. That’s one Hechava-name. (I know, corny)

    Any insight on this guys chances in the bigs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! He’s hot right now, hitting, stealing and runs at he top of the order, but he’s more of a glove guy

  123. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Start Price @ BOS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  124. Ralph Lifshitz

    Dad Boner says:
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    Should I make this deal…Giancarlo, Sheilds and Jansen for McCutchen and Grienke….I’m getting the Giancarlo side….my OF is Upton, Puig, Choo, McCutchen, Byrd, and Yelich. Closers are Nathan, Frieri, Parnell, and Veras….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid…

  125. Ron says:
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    I am this close (picture thumb and index fingers 1 cm apart) to making a move to grab Villar but I already have a productive Miller. I need these questions answered like a fat kid needs cake.

    The only steals on my team come from Eric Young (SAGNOF!) and Fowler and I rarely play them at the same time.

    1) Miller or Villar ROS?
    2) Its obvious that Villar has SB upside over Miller but what do you project Miller has over Villar?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1 and 2) Go Villar if you need steals…Miller is only slight power over Villar…

  126. Sniff Test says:
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    Bold prediction for the amusement of those that are bored: Stanton gets traded to Rangers for Profar to replace the bat of Cruz once he gets suspended.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s one of the sexier things I’ve heard in a while… I might have Cougar read that to me while in bed…

  127. poop says:
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    IF Alexei gets traded to the Cards would you take him or Franklin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alexei for steals

  128. JoeG says:
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    Steve Delabar or Ryan Cook for the ROS. For era,whip and K’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cook

  129. ryan says:
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    grey I traded Shelby Miller and Jason Heyward for Michael Young and Gallardo…. thoughts? Did it because Miller is being shut down. My 2nd basemen was dozier / walker

    • Prezz says:
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      @ryan: you got robbed.. shouldve got alot more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with prezz

  130. JASON KATNIP says:
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    sTART Nolasco vs. Toronto todaY?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  131. JASON KATNIP says:
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    sTART Nolasco vs. Toronto todaY?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @JASON KATNIP: Look up, to where you first asked it.

  132. ReleasetheMcKraken says:
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    What am I to do with the Librarian (D Nava)? Nice first half player but he’s stuck in a blahtoon with Gomes now. I’ve got Eaton on my bench with guys like Crisp and Saunders the best of the rest on the waiver wire. Wait for Eaton to get going or try to pair Gyorko/Eaton in trade for an OF? Think that’s enough to get Allen Craig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try for Craig there, but doesn’t seem like enough

  133. chris says:
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    is medlen worth holding onto anymore?

    waivers:

    peralta
    doubront
    porcello
    gaudin
    jackson, e
    Strailey

    My current rotation

    Garza, Matt(SP) TEX
    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    Ryu, Hyun-Jin(SP) LAD
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Verlander, Justin(SP) DET
    Holland, Greg(RP) KC
    Jansen, Kenley(RP) LAD

    Griffin, A.J.(SP) OAK
    Kluber, Corey(SP) CLE
    Medlen, Kris(RP,SP) ATL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, you can stream…

      • Prezz says:
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        (Sad emoticon)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why sad?

          • Prezz says:
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            @Grey: you saying medlen is droppable… I traded marte and built a shrine for him just a month ago.. patooey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, sorry about that… On the bright side, might not be droppable in your league, just a bit marginal…

              • Prezz says:
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                @Grey: im not dropping him just yet. If he goes to the pen its farewell but im still holding onto the little hope i have. Me and my mancrushes…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s that’s damn flat-bill, it’s adorable!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Do you think Ricky Mast ever has lunch with him and his Braves popsicles lined up around the table?

                    • Prezz says:
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                      Im damn sure would! Id feed J Hey nothin but beans… Since his stats suggest thats all he eats anyway.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

  134. ThaDeez says:
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    One more for you strapping gentlemen…

    ROS 2B: Gyorko, Franklin, or Rendon. Currently own Rendon, the other 2 are available

    14 team h2h points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oops, sorry…meant Franklin

      • ThaDeez says:
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        @Grey:
        Appreciate your help… doubt you remember, but I ended up making a trade I asked for advice for:

        I received Kershaw & Laroche for D. Wright, J. Hamilton, & Z. Wheeler.

        It has been great for me, except for the fact that I went against Homer Bailey & Tim Lincecum in the last 2 weeks respectably…. Otherwise I’ve put up the 2nd most points each week aside from my no hitter opponents… Some of the worst luck in fantasy I’ve had, would be tied for 1st right now otherwise. But I’ll be a force in the playoffs when it matters most!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, glad it worked out!

  135. EK says:
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    Pls rank for H2H (I actually agree w/ SON):

    Kluber vs TEX (9.3)
    Skaggs vs SD (8.7)
    Miley vs CHC (8.1)
    Jackson @ SF (7.9)
    Nicasio vs MIA (2.6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree too

  136. Big Magoo says:
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    Are there any plans for a prayer circle/triangle/rectangle/hexagon for Price tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold my hand, please

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Done. I’m wearing gloves so that you don’t have to feel my sweaty palms. Starts in Fenway lead to ratio relief, right? Right? (deep breath)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Whew… I thought that was my hands…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Big Magoo: @Grey: Make room for another.

  137. Edward Scherzer Hands says:
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    Is my victorino and homer bailey for Scherzer fair? 12 team h2h keeper. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair enough, I guess

  138. Doc says:
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    12 team league and im dead last in average, second to last in SB, 6th in HRs. Looking to add some speed off the wire.

    Dropping marisnick for EY
    Dropping Uggla for villar

    Uggla has been riding the bench as I can’t afford to start him and Pedro from Pittsburg and still plan to crawl out of the gutter in average.

    Starting zobrist2nd, Jed lowrieSS, and brad millerMI in my infield. We do have two util slots which is where I would prob start one or both of the speedsters I clam off the wire. Kind of banking on more homers from pujols, j-upton, and (pinkies crossed) maybe granderson…? Thus feeling uggla may be rather expendable. Would you hold on either of these waiver claims? Also have Peter bourjos coming back at some point soon hopefully. Thanks guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for both…

  139. jamie says:
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    Who are some guys that might be spec adds at the deadline for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m sure Smokey will go over tomorrow… I’ve been going over them for the last two weeks too…

  140. gareth says:
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    My league has a lot of closers on the wire.

    Street
    Brothers / beta court
    Veras
    Gregg
    Henderson
    Melancon

    Are any these upgrades over my frieri, holland and benoit?

    Also should I sacrifice a closer instead of asdrubal in the samardzija claim i mentioned yesterday?

    The best alternatives to asdrubalon the wire are aybar and dozier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melancon over Frieri

  141. gareth says:
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    My everyday ss is starlin castro in a league that starts ss, 2b and mi.

  142. Fish says:
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    Cole and Cingrani both available in my H2H yahoo + QS + K/9, can Medlen be dropped for either? Which one?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani

  143. MasterofGrond says:
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    At this exact moment, I am actually tied with someone in my RCL league in WHIP.

    889.2 innings pitched and exactly 1021 H+BB a piece.

    Spooky.

    Wait, Veras just recorded another out. There it goes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

  144. This is a followup to an earlier question (the answer was Villar, but he was scooped up before I could grab him), please rank the top three options among this group of flawed SS: Lake, Nuñez, Cozart, AEscobar, Brandon Crawford, Florimón, Didi Gregorious.

    It’s a redraft roto league where I’m mostly looking to avoid 0-for-4s most days, but the biggest need is probably power.

    Thanks, everyone!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lake, Cozart, Alcides

  145. SteveNZ says:
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    Jesus, what a shambolic start from Saunders. Thought I could trust him at home.

    Mind you, it could actually have been much, much worse. Could easily have been a 3IP 9ER shellacking.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could you send ESPN a message about their player eligibility? Why isn’t Junior Lake eligible at OF?

      From their site: Games Played Last Season – A player must have played in a minimum of 20 games in a position to be eligible for that position. The exception is rookies, they will be eligible for the position in which they begin the season.

      WTF?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s where I pulled the quote…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Nah – you got it from a different page. I was referring to this part…

            For players with no major league experience, initial primary position will be at ESPN’s discretion, based on minor league experience and anticipated major league role.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, so they say rookies are treated this way, but they can do whatever… FSPN!

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: They obviously have some clown assigning position eligibility, and to cover themselves whern the clown screws up that say it’s “at our discretion.”

                • goodfold2 says:
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                  @SteveNZ: clown probably doesn’t even look at baseball, it’s just a monkey throwing darts at a board with pos’s on it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I gotta get Brown out of my lineup…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: ?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              ? regarding what? Brown? He has concussion symptoms… Yeah, at our discretion fixes all wrongs…

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: I was just wondering why you were addressing that (Brown) directly to me, that’s all.

                My ear is always open for you though, Grey.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I was just venting that I need Brown out of my lineup and have Lake ready to fill that spot, but doesn’t have eligibility…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Oh, I’m with you now. I didn’t make the Brown-Lake connection.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Brown-Lake sounds like a sewage problem…

  146. MasterofGrond says:
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    Starting my own private prayer mobius strip for Gaudin tonight.

    Momma told me to never trust a man named Chad, but AT&T park!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Definitely don’t trust a man named Chad in the ER

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @MasterofGrond: dude reds have like 45 hits vs giants last two nights

  147. Matt says:
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    Is Cliff Lee going to bounce back?

    Cliff Lee or Adrian Gonzalez?

    • Grey

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

  148. Jon says:
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    Best streamer?

    Capuano vs CIN
    Hughes vs TB

    Or would you grab someone with more of a chance to stick, like Quintana or Kendrick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither… Kendrick

  149. fyodor says:
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    Grey.

    Franklin or Villar? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin

  150. JASON KATNIP says:
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    Frieri is about to Shit away my Weaver win and also maybe his job.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so… Sorry!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  151. bossmanjunior says:
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    @Grey

    I heard JB’s take this morning but I’d still like to see what you think.

    My roster:

    C Perez 1B Goldschmidt 2B Hill 3B Longoria SS Franklin OF Stanton OF Jones OF. Heyward UTL Choo BN Altuve

    SP Bumgardner Harvey Lester Miller Kluber Ogando Parker Erasmo Garza (DL) Buchholz RP Perkins Street Ziegler

    Hold Altuve, Parker (or Ogando), and Buchholz and look for saves on the wire

    or

    trade Altuve and Parker (or Ogando) for Parnell and Grilli, dropping Buchholz and picking up a bench bat off the waiver.

    Im not desperate for saves but Ziegler wont hold the job for too long. Altuve is just a bench bat and I’ve heard Buchholz could be out until late August

    Thank you sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trade for Grilli… I’d trade Parker for Parnell

  152. Long Bawls says:
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    I’m gonna start calling him Matt Shemp, because what he’s doing is just not funny.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He’s got a warm quality to him in that photo… Like nurturing serial killer…

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @Grey: haha I like how it said all he pretty much had to do was walk on camera to be funny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holy crap… Yikes…

  153. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    yelich is supposed to be bad at lefty’s, right? Scott and him are both playing lefties today. should i put in scott, at least he’s good this year against them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  154. Pope says:
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    With Leonys seemingly being platooned now (or simply benched because he’s cold as ice), would you snag Eaton over him? 12 team H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  155. FrankGrimes says:
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    “Please be aware that nothing we ever say is true, and when I said that I would ‘bet my life’ I didn’t take steroids, you should have stopped right there and assumed that I took them,” ~ Ryan Braun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did he really say that?

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey: he went on to say “If faced with either telling the truth and losing millions of dollars or lying and keeping our millions of dollars, we’re going to choose to betray the confidence and trust of everyone around us. Even when we make a confession, the truth is that we did so in a strategic attempt to prevent you from digging any deeper and discovering the really despicable stuff we did.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grimey! I can’t tell if this is actual quotes or you’re messing with me…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, I see now, it’s a goof…

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            it would’ve been refreshing if he had really said these things ha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It was a good one by the Onion…

            • Prezz says:
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              @FrankGrimes: would i be surprised if he said any of that? Nope..

  156. Gareth says:
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    So……. Scott Kazmir.

    Comeback player of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      With a 3.96 ERA? Hmm…

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: If you look closely at his stats, you’ll see his ERA is skewed by a couple of really bad starts he had earlier in the season. I think his Era was at 7 something at one point. To be fair, Rust was expected. As the season has progressed he’s looked sharper and sharper.

        Era really isn’t indicative of performance. Just ask the overrated Shark!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  157. jackrussel terrier says:
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    keeper help
    Can keep 4 hitters and 2 sps:

    *note: I have 2 1st rd picks and 2 2nd rd picks
    Prince rd 1(pick 12)
    Edwin rd 2(pick 24)
    Taveras rd 13
    Carl Crawford rd 15
    Freese rd 22
    D Jennings rd 23
    Billy Hamilton rd 24
    Yelich rd 26
    Leonys Martin rd 26

    Cobb rd 24
    Peavy rd 16
    Anderson rd 16
    Erasmo Ramirez rd 20
    Jose Veras r 20

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prince, Jennings, Edwin, Yelich… Cobb, Erasmo… Not great

  158. Gareth says:
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    Indians are to sign Matt Garza this offseason. Then Re-sign Scott Kazmir. They will also add Carlos Pena on a Minor League Deal. With the emergence of Puig in LA, the Indians swoop in and trade for Carl Crawford, while getting a little salary relief in the deal. They then re-name themselves “TB Circa 2008″.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We’re the Rays, But Wiser!

  159. OaktownSteve says:
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    This morning I typed out a comment guarantee that Gatis would homer today. Then I decided not to jinx it. True story.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I almost picked him up for my OF… Was watching him yesterday and he smokes everything he hits… He misses pretty frequently too though…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Hope they give him enough starts to keep him useful in daily league once Bossman comes back. One start a week at catcher. Two in the OF? Sit BJ and J-Hey once each.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          I think I mentioned this before…his swing reminds me a lot of Goldschmidt’s

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            His swing is very short, reminds me of someone I saw in the 80’s but the names not coming to mind…

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @Grey:

              Bob Horner? A Bravo from the Skip Carey era of Superstation domination. A

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Nice call… Just looked him up on video… Yeah, looks like the Big Bear, as they call Gattis…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Excuse me, the ‘White Bear.’

                • OaktownSteve says:
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                  @Grey:

                  Oso Polar. Also my brother’s nickname.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, when the Braves announcers first said it I thought they said ossobucco…

                    • OaktownSteve says:
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                      @Grey:

                      Dual C/OF and delicious when slow cooked with tomato and onion.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’m not sure where the PT will come from once BJ returns… Heyward could always hurt himself again…

  160. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Drop Locke or Nova for Doubront?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova

  161. abdoozy says:
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    So last night, desperate for saves, I picked up Henderson. I had to drop someone, so, since this is how my luck has gone this season, I dropped Kazmir for Henderson (keeping Doubront).

    Of course Kaz throws a one-hitter. Of course Doubront is going to blow up.

    The question is: Should I have dropped Lance Lynn instead? Would I be crazy to drop Lynn for Kazmir?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t have dropped Lynn, or for Kazmir… That does suck though…

      • abdoozy says:
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        @Grey: Shoulda just punted saves, is what I shoulda done…

        At least Frieri got back on my good side. Maybe he just needed to blow up once to get it out of his system.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Frieri didn’t look great though today…

  162. Derrick says:
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    Got offered Chris Davis for McCutchen and J. Henderson ( I already have Street, Holland, Uehara and Reed).

    Should I do it?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

      • Derrick says:
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        @Grey: or would me sending Garza, Henderson and J. Upton for C. Davis be better?

        Thanks. I really appreciate it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Much better, but not sure why someone would do that…

  163. SteveNZ says:
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    Justin Upton is driving me mad. A pretty hollow little hitting streak and now 0 for his last 14.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, him and Heyward are hurting us across a few leagues…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Still, at least Price has run support though, right?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SteveNZ: should we start benching upton for yelich till upton makes us look stupid? It’s the damn constant groundouts, he’s never getting doubles or homers out of those anyway. At least he cut the K rate a lot since earlier. I wonder if his current streak has anything to do with his leg injury. Just before the injury he was hitting great. I’ll take 5 or 6 extra base hits a week and not call it empty.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: sorry, yup to the upton benching or yup to the leg injury possibly being the cause of the bad streak.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @SteveNZ: Upton Kemp Zimmerman Rosario Rizzo all F’n me in the A

  164. Travis says:
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    Werth or gattis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Werth

  165. OaktownSteve says:
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    David Price is going to be nails RoS. Tampa wins that division.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      From your mouth to Giancarlo’s ears…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Most home runs in a month: Sammy Sosa w/20. Giancarlo watch begins Aug 1

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I remember owning Sosa for that month… Was a thing of beauty…and roids…

  166. SteveNZ says:
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    Against Hosmer this week. Of course I am.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: And Hunter too. Jesus Christ. And my opponent isn’t even checking her team. FFS.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Fuck off, Hosmer.

  167. Fungazi says:
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    Anyone starting Turner @ coors? Is that an automatic sit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

  168. SteveNZ says:
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    Simmons is driving me fucking spare. When he’s on my team, he has done nothing. And I mean nothing. I don’t think he has a hit when I’ve had him – he even went 0-7 one day.

    Now I’ve dropped him, because he was so terrible, of course he’s crushing it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah

  169. Big Magoo says:
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    Rios to the Rangers, Peavy to the Cardinals (or A’s), Papelbon to anybody (opening the closer’s role for Bastardo), Gregg to anybody (Parker to close, hopefully). If any combination of the above takes place, I’ll be a very happy fantasy owner. Which probably means that none of them will happen and Goldy will pull a hamstring.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      don’t even joke bout an Au shizz injury!

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @FrankGrimes: Trust me, I wouldn’t want to see it either. Grimey!

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Big Magoo:

      No way the A’s rent Peavy. Or is there?

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @OaktownSteve:
        CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Athletics “could emerge as a player” for Jake Peavy.
        The A’s rotation is pretty well-stocked, and they should get Brett Anderson (foot) back sometime next month. Still, that hasn’t stopped general manager Billy Beane from pursuing an upgrade, as he also got involved in talks for Matt Garza at the last minute. The Red Sox and Cardinals have also been connected to Peavy.
        Source: CBSSports.com Jul 24 – 8:06 PM

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Big Magoo:

          Beane likes to be in there in case there’s a bargain. I think the market for Jake will be strong enough the A’s aren’t likely to be legit players.

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @OaktownSteve: I agree. Beane’s probably just kicking the tires. Peavy would look pretty good in O.co though, no?

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @Big Magoo:

              At the right price. I’d like him adding a little redass to the club too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t say that!

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: You’re right. Giancarlo then.

  170. FrankGrimes says:
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    stream Nolasco for two starts next week vsNYY @Cubs
    or Wood vsCol @Phi
    or Kazmir vWhite sox @Mia
    or Leake @SD vsStL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nolasco and Kazmir

  171. goodfold2 says:
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    first day of sort of lamenting benching jackson and headley. But for machado/choo/myers.dom brown even without being injured can get into this lineup anymore. hoping headley or brown can make themselves tradeable for a good SP

  172. goodfold2 says:
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    looks like dropping erasmo (2 bad starts up) for kazmir after erasmo’s next start is good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  173. OaktownSteve says:
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    Nolasco 2 runs on 1 hit vs E. Rogers 2 runs on 9 hits.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      *shakes head* baseball…

  174. Scott says:
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    Which keeper league trade do you like better (assuming I’d be keeping Cespedes if no trade) – Cespedes for Braun or Cespedes and M. Carpenter for Stanton? Carpenter is playing OF for me, so Stanton would slide into his place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  175. Wheeler in the sky says:
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    Citing that his team is desperate for offense Giants manager Bruce Bochy has proclaimed that Jeff Francouer will be his starting LF for ROS. Umm…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What a joke

  176. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Well, Heyward is now off one of my teams…this make me happy. What does not make me happy is that I still have in on another one. Is it a coincidence that my only mediocre/average teams are the ones with him on the roster? I think not.

    On a good note, I streamed Chen in a league…so far so good. Heryward is not on that team, because if he was I am sure some of his suck would have rubbed off on Chen. Can anyone tell I am mad at Heyward? Or am I NOT making it obvious enough? How is this for obvious…Fuck You Heyward!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  177. Wheeler in the sky says:
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    Tim Hudson seriously injured his ankle/lower leg. For those thinking of dropping Medlen/Maholm etc. Hudson probably done for the year by the look of it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @Wheeler in the sky: Yeah, looks bad…his ankle basically collapsed. I’m assuming it’s broken.

        • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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          @Wheeler in the sky: Yeah, hate to see that happen to a true professional like Hudson. For some reason when I think of or see a broken ankle, that image of Moises Alou breaking his rounding first always pops in my head for some reason. That was nasty.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @Wheeler in the sky: Really sucks. Probably the last he will be seen in a braves uniform since he was already unlikely to be back for next year. Possibly a career ender for Huddy anyway. Big blow for the braves.

  178. AB says:
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    Grey, can you help me rank these SPs
    E-Jax, Jacob Turner, Porcello, Cosart, Cashner
    Muchas gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello, Edwin…

  179. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Good grief Lake is on fire, or is that even possible? Anyways, double in first at bat.

  180. MasterofGrond says:
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    Wieters now with a 6 game hitting streak and he’s hit safely in 10 of his last 12, hitting something like .350 over that period.

    Such a low bar for excitement, but I’m excited nonetheless!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  181. Snake Hips says:
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    Is the Rendon ride over? Who do you like more at MI – Rendon or Lawrie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie

  182. smegma says:
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    Just lost Hudson to a very unfortunate injury, would you drop him for:

    Kazmir (2 starts next week CWS, @MIA)
    McCallister (see 1/4 inch above)
    A Wood (likely 2 starts now vs. Col, @Phi)
    Porcello (only one start likely CWS)

    • smegma says:
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      @smegma: kind of looking short term with this roster spot opposed to ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kasmir

  183. MattH says:
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    Upton singled. Thought it was news worthy.

    • smegma says:
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      @MattH: lol…better than his 0/4 line the last 3 days.

      • MattH says:
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        @smegma: ha. ya it is better. I’m tired of benching him though. Season is dwindling. Keeping the faith.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  184. Jon says:
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    Starting any of these?

    Alex Wood @ NYM
    Tillman vs BOS
    Cashner @ ARI
    Medlen vs STL
    Porcello vs PHI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Tillman, though what size league matters

  185. Weiner's still in the race says:
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    Would you trade Bum/Crisp for Cespedes/Mauer? Could also throw in my S.Perez (as I have no use for him esp. after trade) for his Fister or Ryu if you think I’m giving too much. I’ve got Perez at C and my current SP’s are Scherzer/Bum/Peavy/Burnett/Kluber/Porcello/Cole/Chen with Beachy on DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  186. AJ says:
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    Was just offered Howie Kedrick for Liriano straight up….take the trade? Gyorko, K.Johnson, DJ, soon to be eligible Lawrie available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  187. Descarte Before The Horse says:
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    Has anyone else seen the ‘stache Adam Eaton has been rocking lately? http://1istheloneliestnumber.com/offense-explodes-as-d-backs-even-series-with-cubs/3000 Does he offer the ladies a mustache ride or just some good Eaton? Additionally, I’m watching the Cubs/D-Backs game, and noticed his walk up music to start the game was I Wish by Skee-lo. FWIW, he’s 5’8″. Hard not to like this kid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s pretty awesome…

  188. OaktownSteve says:
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    Rasmus error blows the Janssen save. Vulture win please.

  189. Derrick says:
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    I promise this is the last time I bother you with this trade idea….

    I was offered Chris Davis for Cutch and Henderson. I am fine with closers, but the only reason I am reluctant to accept this trade is because of SB’s. This is my team:

    C- Perez
    1B – Votto
    2B – Kinsler
    SS – Andrus
    3B – Zimmerman
    OF – A. Jones, Stanton, Upton
    Util – Cutch

    Zimm, Stanton, Votto and If I acquire Davis will all basically give me 0’s in the SB department. KNowing that, would you still make the move for the upgrade of Davis over Cutch.

    Thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d still do it, you can get cheap speed elsewhere…

  190. goodfold2 says:
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    some big bums all getting hot against me at the same time
    alcides
    ethier
    wieters
    at least o-day got the loss there, and medlen’s starting to look safer as SP
    my players like upton/goldy/gyorko, others not doing much of anything
    while ethier’s got 5 doubles and a homer in three days WTF

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: forgot about vicideo also playing against. this is the 2nd worst team in this 16 teamer, who’s now beating me in all offensive stats. i was like 6-0-1 after monday in those. even a few hours ago winning 4 of them.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ouch

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Grey: not to mention just exactly how alonso has 3 steals in 2 days,as he had 3 his whole career going into this year, and 3 for the year before yesterday. His steal today was one of those 9th inning deals where it’s usually called def ignorance or whatever, since the opp was winning by more than 1. Will be pretty sick if i lose steals by 1 or tie because of that ruling.

  191. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    My 3 yahoo teams so far are a combined 41/79 tonight…wow…sick!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: One of my team’s has more SB (7) than RBIs (6) this week thus far. Offense was sick in the first half, dominating in RBIs and HRs almost every week. Won the overall matchup 10/12 weeks (including 9 in a row) but now I’ve lost 3 in a row and well on my way to 4 in a row. Sucks.

  192. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Start Peavy tomorrow vs. Detroit? I’m probably leaning sit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

  193. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Just announced…Hudson out for year. Fractured ankle.

  194. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Wow, Lake won’t stop…RBI double in the gap.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: That kid is on fire. I’m about to pick someone up on my team that’s offense is on life support. I was leaning towards Prado or KelJo with their position eligibility, but Lake having 3b OF is attractive and he’s obviously raking.

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @letsgobravos: Yeah, he is raking man…gonna ride it out. These young guys can be fun sometimes…although I prob go Prado if you are thinking ROS. But, it may be fun to grab Lake and see what he can do going forward. Was able to snag him in my 16 team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All day!

  195. Mitch says:
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    Dodgers are on fire. Latos been a little shaky lately. Any thoughts of benching him tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t bench him

  196. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I know how much you love my new avatar, but did I mention his name is Davey Johnson, it’s an alter ego name

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It looked like a Mitch…

      • Mitch says:
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        @Grey: Hey!

        • Prezz says:
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          @Mitch: HA!!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: hey, DJ ain’t no man bitch!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crimey!

  197. letsgobravos says:
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    Huddy finishes the year with an 8-7 record after the W tonight. That gives him a winning record in all 15 of his seasons in the MLB. That’s an impressive stat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, too bad the way it ended

  198. royce! says:
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    Gaudin effing me. At least I’ll be inheriting the earth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  199. royce! says:
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    Bee tee dubya, how is it that no one has nicknamed Gregor Blanco “The White Russian”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You just did!

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @royce!: the way blanco has been playing lately
      they should forget the nicknames and kick him to the curb

      • royce! says:
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        @FrankGrimes: Even you have a nickname, Grimey!

  200. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Brantley, Byrd or keljo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Byrd

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: what about Byrd or lake? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Byrd

  201. SteveNZ says:
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    Is Wood a chance to K a few guys tomorrow?

    Need Wins and Ks in the ol’ H2H. Starting Buehrle at home v Houston, debating whether to (ahem) grab Wood or not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I grabbed him for that, hopefully more than that too…

  202. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Samardzjia drives me nuts…gets a 6 run lead, comes out for 5th, and can’t throw freakin strikes.

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: And now Barney botches an inning ending double play…great.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @JoeMorgan’sMustache: those assballs didn’t rule it as missing double play, they said those runs were earned. that’s b.s., at least one of them shouldn’t be earned.

        • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: They changed it to one, but yeah…it really should be no earned runs, but as we know the rules say we can’t assume a double play…even if a 4 year old could have fielded that ball and turned it. Either way, Samardzjia needs to work on his control and or consistency. It’s pretty ridiculous when you have a 6 run lead, come out, and can’t throw strikes. Although, he did get screwed on that 2-2 pitch against Goldy. Was clearly a strike, and a great pitch.

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @JoeMorgan’sMustache: agreed that ball bag Samardzija is already over 100 pitches 5 walks thru five and looks like they leaving him in there since he just singled

        • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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          @FrankGrimes: Yep…just make that freakin WHIP go higher, and possibly my ERA…now he his pulled with 2 outs…ridiculous that he even came back out for 6th .

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @JoeMorgan’sMustache: yep saw it coming and the bullpen blows so he probably won’t even get the W

            • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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              @FrankGrimes: SOB!!!!

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                @JoeMorgan’sMustache: horrible managing these last few innings just horrible

                • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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                  @FrankGrimes: I completely agree…flat out ridiculous.

  203. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    even though goldy hasn’t homered in 2 weeks they are becoming more and more scared of him and walking him more and more.

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Yeah. and I’m sure it continues…I’d take my chances with Chavez, Kuble, Ross, Prado…they just have no one to protect him.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @JoeMorgan’sMustache: a few weeks back when hill was hitting they weren’t doing this so much.

  204. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    ok so erasmo getting dropped for kazmir after next start
    what about hefner, looking like i only got 2 good starts out of him. Go back to Milone after Hefner’s next good start or hold him if next start is good? Milone’s next couple of starts aren’t good.

  205. Juan says:
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    Cut Justin Upton or Hyun-Jin Ryu for Will Myers or Andre Ethier?
    Please pick two of these guys. H2H points league.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @Juan: Facepalm. How could anyone cut Upton? He hasn’t been great, but he was showing signs of heating up before the break.

      • Juan says:
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        @letsgobravos: I know but my OFs are Trout, Choo, Crawford, Zobrist…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @letsgobravos: myers is great, but please go look at ethier before monday’s stats.

      • Juan says:
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        @letsgobravos: So people, do you side with ‘Cut Ryu for Myers’ Campaign?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu for Myers

  206. Jason says:
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    Keeper league trade.
    Stras/heyward or machado/jofer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras side

    • Wheeler in the sky says:
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      @Jason:
      Machado side for me. For some reason Grey doesn’t like J0Fer. Who could be just as good as Stras IMO

  207. SteveNZ says:
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    Votto helped his team there as it turned out, but that was a pretty feeble piece of hitting for his fantasy owners.

  208. goodfold2 says:
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    cmon goldy pretend you’re last 2 days ethier.!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: 3 days,incidentally the same 3 days he’s played against me.

  209. Doc says:
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    Two util slots for my roster…. Which 2 you like best ROS?

    Eaton, marisnick, EY, Uggla, junior lake

    My biggest needs are SB and avg, middle of the pack in Rs, HRs, RBIs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young, Lake

  210. FrankGrimes says:
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    Au shizz!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bam!

  211. SteveNZ says:
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    Goldy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I see it, and this is where I come… Au Shizz!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Fired up mlb.tv on my phone when I saw he was up with guys on. It was beautiful.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SteveNZ: there goes his longest homer draught of the year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  212. letsgobravos says:
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    GOLDY!!!! 3 run jack!!! Finally someone pitches to him with men on base!

  213. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    And Blake Parker gives up a HR to Goldy…2 more runs charged to Samardzjia…why he even came back out for the 6th is beyond me…freakin ridiculous.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      not only that but shark has some ownage on goldy so why not one more batter

  214. Jeff says:
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    With Hudson out ROS, Medlen should have a spot in the rotation ROS right?

    My number 6 starter is Kluber and I have no bats to drop, should I drop Kluber for Medlen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup… I’d hod Kluber

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: what league size are you in where medlen is still on waivers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s only owned in 83% of ESPN leagues…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: i’ll bet andy pettite’s probably higher, along with dickey.

        • Jeff says:
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          @goodfold2: 10 teams

  215. Carnac says:
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    Hmmm… Lake or Ethier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… I think you gotta stick with Ethier unless you really need steals

      • Carnac says:
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        It’s not a matter of loyalty; trying to “replace” Kemp… still Andre?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah…

  216. SteveNZ says:
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    Sacks full for Panda. Come on big fella!

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: That’s pathetic. Take a fucking pitch.

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @SteveNZ: it’s panda he’s not taking pitches ha

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @FrankGrimes: He grabbed at it like a pile of freshly cut bamboo.

  217. goodfold2 says:
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    i’m guessing if hefner looks bad against MIA fish we’re done with him even in 16 team leagues. i benched today, but i may only end up getting 2 of his 10 or 11 great starts in a row.

  218. ROLFAMLO says:
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    Ryu and Jerrod Cosart for Dickey and Medlen just went down in my keeper league.

    Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No one… Ryu…

  219. letsgobravos says:
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    Gregg coming in to face Goldy…own both. Ideal situation would be goldy gets on base, steals 2nd and then gregg K’s the side.

  220. Chris says:
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    would you do both of these trades (i need pitching)

    my Latos and CarGo for his Kershaw
    or my CC and Cargo for his Kershaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  221. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Do we still like Cespedes as a buy low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  222. SteveNZ says:
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    Come on the Ziegler vulture win!

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @FrankGrimes: Someone needs to teabag Sveum as well. Maybe Godzilla should just show up and murder these two fools with his giant balls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was praying for that too…

  223. letsgobravos says:
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    Gregg sucking horribly. Bad for tonight, but maybe good long term because he’s torpedoing his trade value and stays in the 9th?

    • Wheeler in the sky says:
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      @letsgobravos:
      Yeah I was thinking that too. What contender is going to see him as an upgrade on even their 7th inning guys right now? Might be more useful to the Cubs than what they’d get in a trade. Theo really F’ed up not dealing him earlier this month.

  224. Sharky says:
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    Eaton or Reddick ROS?

    Also is Freese an upgrade from Frazier at 3B.

    Got offered Freese/Melancon for Frazier/JZimm

    My closers are Nathan, Ziegler, C.janssen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick… Not a great trade…

  225. letsgobravos says:
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    Why the fuck did they send Gregg back in after he got roughed up in the 9th to blow the save? Jesus Christ that might be one of the worst pieces of managing I’ve ever seen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t seem to matter…

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: Cubs are just destroying my WHIP for my reliever heavy team that includes Gregg.

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @letsgobravos: Dear god, another walk. This is a nightmare. Bases juiced. WHY THE FUCK ARE THE CUBS LEAVING THEIR CLOSER (who they are trying to trade) IN TO GET RAPED?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Still doesn’t look that bad…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, I see… I was looking at his BBs in his stat line and thought they were Ks… My bad… Yeah, that’s an ugly WHIP…

          • letsgobravos says:
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            @Grey: Ha yeah, saw you say it didn’t look that bad and I was about to ask what your definition of “bad” was…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

        • letsgobravos says:
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          @letsgobravos: Wow, 3 hits and 3 walks in 2 innings and somehow Gregg is only on the hook for 1 run. If they send him back in, I’m flying to AZ to give the cubs manager a stern talking to. (don’t even know who he is)

  226. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Hunter Pence is 5/5, but hasn’t scored a run. Oh, that Giants offense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: they had bases loaded and couldn’t even get 1 run.

  227. Prezz says:
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    testing, testing…

  228. Oppan Gaudin Style! says:
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    teehee

  229. WWGD? says:
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    ehh, im rollin with this….

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