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I’m staring out on a prairie in the middle of Palm Springs.  Okay, it’s not a prairie.  It’s more of a dirt field with a bingo card blowing through it.  But let’s pretend it’s a prairie.  Why am I standing in a prairie that’s not really a prairie?  Because all great baseball moments happen this way.  Just one man and rows of corn.  Except those aren’t rows of corns, but walkers lined up against the window of a Starbucks.  But let’s pretend they are cornfields!  I’m pulling off my cap (not wearing a cap; don’t want to mess my hair), staring directly into the sky (wearing sunglasses) and screaming at the Fantasy Baseball Overlord, “Why do you have to make the rest of us suffer for the childhood you never had?!”  Okay, I need to move on before the OPP (Old People Police) come after me.  We should’ve known a rather pedestrian 7 IP, 4 ER from Masahiro Tanaka was a sign that he was hurt.  We should’ve known!  Or an even worse 6 2/3 IP, 5 ER start the next time out.  We should’ve known!  Alas, we didn’t know.  So, Tanaka’s going for a variety of tests, and hopefully it’s nothing, but any time there’s something wrong with a pitcher’s elbow it’s something.  Are we sure he didn’t inflame his elbow using Hideki’s porn collection?  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jacoby Ellsbury – 3-for-7, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Ellsbury is one of three Native American players in the majors and this game was against the Indians, while Ellsbury plays for the Yankees.  Traitor!

Brett Gardner – Out with an ab strain and could miss the rest of the week.  But we had a love thang!  It was so real I had to use thang instead of thing.

Mark Teixeira – 2-for-6, 3 RBIs and two homers.  Were the Yankees wearing throwback uniforms yesterday?

Danny Salazar – Could return to the Indians rotation on Saturday for Messterson.  Just when fantasy baseballers started losing faith in the world after the Mookie Betts disappointment, along comes a new guy to put our hopes and dreams into who was an old guy we already had our hopes and dreams crushed over.

Brett Anderson – Could start on Saturday.  I could care never.

Troy Tulowitzki – 2-for-4 and 2 homers (19, 20).  Had it been a week since the last time he hit 2 homers in a game?  Time flies when you’re owning Tulo instead of Gerrit Cole, Elvis Andrus, Dallas Keuchel and Rafael Soriano.  Sorry, Jay(wrong)!

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 14th homer.  2nd day in a row with a homer; this one came off of Eric Stults.  This homer was payback for the lack of diversity in John Hughes movies.

Wilin Rosario – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  *lifts arm once, it falls, lifts arm again, it falls, lifts arm a third time, it starts to fall, then, as if the power of God himself possesses it, the arm slowly raises and his index finger points to the heavens*

Corey Dickerson – Sat out with a sore wrist.  It wasn’t bad, and he might’ve been able to play but he said to Weiss, “I have a sore–”  And Weiss cut him off and put Stubbs into the lineup immediately, and he, naturally, homered.

Seth Smith – 2-for-3 and his 10th homer.  The Lisper’s Nightmare in Coors makes me think of the quote Franz Ferdinand made on the eve of World War I, “So this is how you welcome your guests — with bombs?”  In Coors, you do.

Adam Lind – Will miss 6 to 8 weeks with a fractured foot.  It happened while he was watching the World Cup.  This is called irony.  When you most need to get up, you got no energy.

Jose Reyes – 2-for-5, 1 run.  Says he’s been playing through a shoulder injury.  Ah, keeping an excuse on layaway for when he wants to shut it down for the year.  Pretty sneaky, Reyes.

Nolan Reimold – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs.  Great, now he’s gonna have to be in this Friday’s Buy column.  Has Reimold ever not been in the Buy column when he’s had everyday playing time?  Not to answer, but to ponder.

Marcus Stroman – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 4.05.  Ah, the joys of the roofie.

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  KC is the Sunshine Man!  I was saying this on our TV on the Radio thing the other day, but Calhoun, due to the Angels and leading off, makes me Malcolm Gladwell Blink him into thinking he’s a Victorino-type — you know, 12 HRs, 25 SBs.  Calhoun isn’t this type of player.  He’s more of a 20+ homer, 10 steals guy.

Albert Pujols – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  I get it; he’s overperforming according to his peripherals.  The thing is, I just want 32 homers from him and the rest is gravy.  Which is similar but different than Prince Fielder in the ESPN Body Issue that looked like gravy with tattoos.

Jimmy Nelson – Ron Roenicke said there’s been discussion about bringing up Jimmy Nelson.  Hey, sounds like Roenicke’s been in the comments of Razzball!

Carlos Ruiz – Finally passed concussion tests and can resume baseball activities.  I picture a doctor walking into a hospital hallway to tell Ruiz’s mom that Carlos can now spit and scratch himself.

Chase Utley – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, and 2nd in as many games, and Jimmy Rollins (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 9th homer.  If Frank Darabont was managing the Phillies, it would’ve been perfect.

Roberto Hernandez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA down to 4.22.  If you streamed Roberto in this game in Milwaukee, you’re crazy.  The good kind of crazy.  I like that.  That doesn’t mean touch my hand, get off!

Addison Reed – Kirk Gibson said Reed will remain the closer.  Well, at least he’s discussed it this time, unlike last week when he said he never even talked about switching Reed with Brad Ziegler.  Get on with the five stages of the SAGNOF closerousel:  Denial that Reed sucks, Anger that Reed sucks, Acceptance that Ziegler is better, Denial that Ziegler isn’t really that great, Anger that Ziegler now sucks.  Oh, and Ziegler gave up two runs yesterday because Gibson wanted to rush along our stages and left him in for two innings.  Though he did get the vulture win because I’m charmed, snitches!

Josh Collmenter – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.80.  Has a 3.13 home ERA with a near .200 Batting Average Against, and a 4.70 away ERA with a .313 BAA, so he’s a non-traditional home schooler, which is like when your mom hired you a hooker.

Steve Cishek – 0 IP, 3 ER and his 3rd blown save and 3rd time he’s given up multiple runs in his last seven appearances.  Honestly, if there was someone worthwhile to look at in the Marlins bullpen besides Cishek, I’d be the first m*therfuc–Whoa, I almost asterisk the wrong word.  I’d be the first person to say grab Chris Hatcher or Mike Dunn or, oh please no, Kevin Gregg, but Cishek will probably be given plenty of rope to Hutchence himself.

Nathan Eovaldi – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Stream-o-Nator didn’t like this matchup, but I think the Diamondbacks are on the safer side of matchups this year if you avoid Au Shizz.  Eovaldi should get the Giants and Braves (or Astros; hard to say) right after the break, so he could be a short-term guy.

Jayson Werth – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  When I saw he was lifted for McLouth late in the game, I had a little DLzebub blocking out all of my good, handsome thoughts.

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  They should allow anyone who breaks a hamate bone three months of steroids.

Doug Fister – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. Bud Norris (4 IP, 5 ER).  Fister vs. Norris was billed as a reinterpretation of The Way of the Dragon, but it ended the same way.

Manny Machado – 3-for-4 and his 9th homer.  Macho Macho Machado!

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-3 and his 20th homer.  December Grey gets points.

Alfredo Simon – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.70.  Due to scheduling, Simon could replace Cueto on the All-Star team.  Yes, due to scheduling, not due to the 9mm that Simon ‘accidentally’ dropped in front of Matheny.

Billy Hamilton – Left yesterday’s game with a tight hamstring.  Damilton!  Hopefully, it’s day-to-day.  You may want to consider forming a prayer decagon with some of his owners.

Brandon Phillips – Left with a left sprained thumb.  If smiles were healthy thumbs, he’d be fine, but it sounds like he’ll be out until after the All-Star game.

Yadier Molina – Left with a right thumb sprain.  Hey, him and Phillips are like Prince Charming and Cinderella!

Kolten Wong – 1-for-2 and a slam (4) and legs (10), that was his 3rd homer in his last four games.  Wong you done moved my wang!  Yes, grab him.  Yes, now.  This will be here when you get back.

Starling Marte – Left the club due to the death of his mother-in-law.  I’m not going to touch that one with a ten-foot pole.  Maybe Single Grey would’ve had some wisecrack to say, but not this man.  Nuh-uh.

Francisco Liriano – Will return to face the Reds on Sunday.  I was a Liriano proponent in the preseason, but now I’d want to see something from him prior to letting him use my fantasy curtains to clean his excrement.

Neil Walker – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer.  Snooze.  I mean, he’s fine.  Snooze.  No, seriously, nothing wrong with him.  Snooze.

Stephen Vogt – 2-for-2 and his 3rd homer.  I believe in Stephen Vogt!

Jed Lowrie – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  He’s hot, y’all.  Like fo’realies.

Jason Hammel – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Somewhere, Tommy Milone sighed, “I could’ve done that.”

Hunter Pence – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam (12) and legs (8).  Was an optical illusion though because it looked like he had an extra side of legs due to gait of this manic gangly man-bird.

Robbie Grossman – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  He was 0-for his last 33 entering this game.  Here I thought a Grossman would’ve been 0-for-144.

George Springer – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer.  Since it worked so well for Wil Myers this year, let’s see where Springer is ranked right now for next year… I’m gonna say 70th overall, but will go up 4 spots with every homer and down two with every 0-for-4.

Chris Carter – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, after hitting two homers on Tuesday.  I’d say, hot schmotato, but I feel like he could go 0-for-5 with 5 Ks at any moment.

Dallas Keuchel – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA up to 3.20.  Still respectable, but I wonder if his wrist is still bothering him because he just doesn’t look the same, and has now given up at least 4 ER in each of his last four games.  I’d say exercise patience, but Keuchel and exercises gives me the willies.

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 6 ER.  Not Yu too!  Please, FBO!

Miguel Rojas – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Seriously, what else could he have done with a name like Miguel Rojas?  Plumb pipes?  Teach algebra?  Miguel Rojas just knows how to sound like a major league baseball player!  Too bad, he’s not actually good at baseball too.

Zack Greinke – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  When he gave up two runs within the first five hitters, you were worried.  Yes, you were.  You weren’t?  Wow, good fortitude, young prematurely balding man.

Victor Martinez – Won’t play until after the All-Star break.  Damn, being a Latin 35 finally caught up to him.  Seriously, how is this guy 35 years old?  He looks like he’s easily 54 years old.  Eugenio Suarez is his grandchild!

Austin Jackson – 2-for-4, 2 runs.  So he made an adult diaper of your bed sheets on Tuesday when the Tigers scored 14 runs, but Jackson has been hot for about a week now and leading off.  You have my approval.  Now if you could only get your father’s.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.35.  Then it will be 3.18, then 3.42, then 3.27 and so on and so forth.  That’s just how Scherzer does ERA.  You know exactly what I’m talking about and that’s what scares you.

Alex Gordon – Scratched with a sore wrist.  Scratching would probably be the last thing I’d do with a sore wrist, but what do I know, I was only Jonas Salk in a former life!  What, my psychic told me.  This sounds like terrific news for a guy that’s already struggling for power.  He did get into the game as a defensive replacement, so hopefully it’s not too bad.

Jason Vargas – Will miss 3 to 4 weeks after an emergency appendectomy.  Bruce Chen will take his spot.  Translation:  Vargas is having something useless removed; the Royals rotation is having something useless inserted.

Eric Hosmer – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  Maybe Hosmer has been training with his identical twin, and he can now start hitting for some power.  Or at least start making out with a big-breasted girl.  Hey, Billy Butler!

Salvador Perez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Now leads the Royals in homers.  Oy.

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-5, and his 12th steal and fifth steal in the last five games.  What?  You don’t need steals?  You so crazy!

Omar Infante – 3-for-4.  Yes, I have mentioned him every day for the last week.  Thanks for reading!  Hope it isn’t because your eyelids are being held Clockwork Orange-style.

Yordano Ventura – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. Alex Cobb (6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks).  The clash of my preseason crushes became the trash that crashes my ratios.

Kevin Kiermaier – 4-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Am I bad person because I wish I had him instead of Longoria?  No, Longoria is the bad person.  A very bad person.

Joel Peralta – 2/3 IP, 1 ER and the blown save.  After the game, Joe Maddon found out that Peralta actually had dressed Jose Molina up like Madea and helped him cross a street.  You can’t fake good karma!

Dillon Gee – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.56 as he returned from the DL.  Big fan of Gee.  Sounded like I was on Sesame Street there.  I like Dillon, safe middle of the rotation fantasy starter.  Not a whole lot of Ks, but solid ratios.

A.J. Pierzynski – Was designated for assignment by the Red Sox.  He wasn’t even there long enough to get a nickname.  Could’ve been Pez to Yastrzemski’s Yaz.  Christian Vazquez was called up to take his slot and to work in a platoon with David Ross, Tyson’s Ross brother from a separate mother and father.  Vazquez is a defensive-minded backstop, which is useless.  And they say fantasy bastardizes real baseball.  Pfft.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-3, 2 runs.  So you’re telling me if he plays, he could get hits?  That’s just so weird.

Rubby De La Rosa – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  But he’s not guaranteed another start, that’s the Rubby.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4 and his 28th homer.  The Grande Dolor!

Conor Gillaspie – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer and 2nd in as many games.  I promise you like When In Rome, he won’t stay hot long, but he’s hot now.

Alejandro De Aza – 3-for-4, and 5-for-8 in his last two games.  I keep willing him to get hot, because I know what he’s capable of and he’s available in a ton of leagues, but it’s too early to say he’s actually hot.

Jake Petricka – 0 IP, 2 ER.  It’s Petricka to get rocked around, rocked around right on time, it’s Petricka!  Javy Guerra and 2/3 IP, 2 ER, looking like the Picasso painting he’s named after.  Not Guernica, but Picasso’s lesser known work, Javy Sucks Balls.  Zach Putnam…Step on down!  You’re the next contestant on How Bad Can The White Sox Bullpen Look?!

Chris Sale – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 2.08.  Unfortunately, he’s starring in the South Side production of the O. Henry-inspired play, “You Can Have ERA, But Not Wins.”

Chris Colabello – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs.  Now has 36 RBIs, which is eight more than Mauer in 134 less at-bats.  Cust kayin’.

Taijuan Walker – Optioned to Triple-A.  I should’ve questioned things more when Joseph Campbell agreed to do the intro for my Taijuan Walker sleeper post.  I don’t want your stupid hero’s journey!

  1. Mordacious Levator says:
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    in 12 team h2h dynasty with ops/slug/k’s and bb’s as categories should i drop odor for kike or marwin g? i have no backup for reyes at SS (till mondesi gets his drivers license) and pedroia as the starter at 2b.

    • Yescheese says:
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      @Mordacious Levator: where does Odor slot next year, when you think about it? I’m terms of talent, that’s a steep drop off though….

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold Odor

      • Jiggy Nits says:
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        @Mike: HOLDODOR! HOLDOR! HODOR!

  2. KillerB says:
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    How do you rank the following in dynasty leagues (assuming roughly equal cost): Wong, Betts, JD Martinez, Singleton, Profar, Josh Harrison, Dom Brown, Machado, Jason Heyward and Starling Marte?

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @KillerB: ranking profar isn’t an easy task. dude’s supposed to be huge but so far never got a large enough sample (she (the lady at the urinalysis clinic) said)

    • Yescheese says:
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      @KillerB: machado singleton profar betts Wong/Heyward, and now you’re getting into a pretty deep league where they are all worth something…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Machado…Heyward/Marte/Profar…Wong/Singleton…rest

      • KillerB says:
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        @Mike: you’re not impressed with betts or JD? You think they’re real assets at $1 unrestricted going into next year? Or you think they’re not worth keeping? Wonder how you think they stack up against Harrison at the same price and contract.

        @grey — would love your opinion too.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I like both over Harrison at $1 for sure. Going deeper with the rankings I’d put them Betts/JD…Brown/Harrison

  3. SMLV1 says:
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    My Stats – 4 Wins, 6 Saves, 32 Ks, 2.75 ERA and 1.02 Whip
    Opponents Stats – 2 Wins, 0 Saves, 20 Ks, 2.28 ERA and 1.31 Whip

    Im in 1st place, he is in 2nd

    Im starting Gio @BAL
    Opponent starting, Smyly @KC, Bailey @Home VS. CHC and S. Miller @Home VS. PIT

    Bench Gio or start Gio?

    12 team H2H standard Y! league

    Up Coming…My Team – Arrieta @Home VS. ATL, A. Wood @CHC, Shields @Home VS. DET and Cueto @Home VS. PIT.

    Opponents Up and coming – Smyly @KC, Bailey @Home VS. CHC, S. Miller @Home VS. PIT, Wainwright @MIL, Leake @Home VS. PIT.

    My closers – Rosenthal, Papelbon and J.Smith
    Opponent – Reed, Romo, and Soriano.

    Question…Start all mine VS. start all his…Sps and RPs?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      start Gio…start all yours. The only one I’d think about is Shields vs. DET

  4. EnglishMetsFan says:
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    “You weren’t? Wow, good fortitude, young prematurely balding man.”

    Thanks for the kind words.

    Selling CJ Wlson? 4 of the last 5 have been bad.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha…depends what you can get for him. I’m not a big fan.

  5. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    and if yu had been wearing that special gazoo cap ,
    during batting practice the other day ???

    cust concussion .

  6. Chris L says:
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    Great post,
    My relief pitchers for a 12 team keeper league 5×5 (std pitching) are:
    Cishek (MIA)
    Robertson (NYY)
    Jansen (LAD)
    Watson (PIT)
    Should I drop Watson for Ziegler?

    Thanks

  7. I believe the the security for the NY Yankees is provided by the OPP..

  8. I would like to take credit for George Springers 2 bombs in 2 days. After I made my 4 for 2 trade, I added him in my roto league after he was dropped by the guy I traded him too just as he started to go cold after that last great run..Me and Springy Springer are tight..

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: what sized league exactly was springer dropped, and yes it better be no bigger than 8 team. or maybe counts K’s against if bigger

        • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: i love those leagues, those types are much more common in hockey.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice!

  9. Ante GALIC says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Gr8 shizz, as usual, slightly outdid yourself today so better than your usual self but only slightly!

    On Machado, you wrote ‘Macho Macho Machado’. You should have wrote, Mucho Macho Machado. Get it? Like the pony that lost me a big one at the Santa Anita this year…Mucho Macho Man!

    For your B-Ham prayer decagon, I have one of his pubes that he left behind in the Best Western he stayed at (I asked specifically for his room). Maybe it could help. Just kidding. I could Fed Ex to y’all.

    On the Grossman, I bet that one went over the heads of more than 50% of your readership including all of the four girls. Oh, it didn’t? For those who got the joke, please blink once. Those who did not continue staring at the screen in the hopes of finding the riddle of the Sphinx!

    On Chen, he is just a tampon to be used for this interim useless 28-day period. Get it?

    I dropped Quintana to pick up Samardzija. Then I realized I should have dropped Cole who may or may not make it back and then who knows how many starts he gets. Awaiting the results of the following transaction…Dropped Cole to try and get back Quintana. What do you think of both moves?

    Cheers,
    Ante

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: I had the same thoughts about Springer in your post

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Some dumbass dropped him to pick up Carlos Martinez. Then the same dumbass dropped Carlos Martinez to pick up Koehler just before lineups locked for this week AND started him for his gr8 start Monday!!! That’s just dumb, but I was numb from the dumbness and almost let someone else pick up the Shark because i was away at my mother-in-law’s to pick up the kids (she does not have internet) and when I got home the Shark had cleared waivers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I’d continue with the exclamation marks if I could, need the wrist power!)

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          Hey Ante!
          Dont’ take any guff from MP, someone dropped Springer in his league and now he’s taking credit for his HRs. Congrats on the Shark! I wish I had him. Maybe we can do a cross-league trade. What do you need?

            • Phil of the Future says:
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              Glass house, stones. That’s all I’m sayin’, dude. ROFLMAOLOL

              • Ante GALIC says:
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                @Phil of the Future: Hey, Phil! Good for Hughes in trying to turn around his bad luck. Hope you had benched for his losing streak. Carter still hitting homers, so there’s that. On the cross-league trade, man that would be really cool. I’d trade you whatever you needed man just as long as you send him back to me at the end of the week, lol!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha! …the moves sound fine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Haha, nice on Chen… I mean, not nice, but ha… Agree with Mike

  10. Oliver says:
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    I read other news that suggested Gordon’s wrist is more serious. I work in banking, so I am risk-averse.

    All of these guys are available to replace him while he’s out. Whom would you suggest I grab?

    Markakis, Revere, Duda, Stubbs, Austin Jackson

    My Brazil trip dropped my team from 2nd place to 7th. Now I’m back to 4th. Trying to keep the dream alive!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Jackson…maybe Stubbs if it’s just to get you to the break

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oliver: Gordon sounds like he’ll avoid the DL…Agree with Mike

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Oliver:

      risk-averse ?
      and yet , you went to brazil ??
      hope you had a great time .

  11. One Man Crusade says:
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    Grey- the Michael Brantley preseason advice aside…..the Marte commentary today is why I enjoy your blog as part of my daily morning routine

  12. HMAN says:
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    I traded Albert Pujols for Robinson Cano. I currently have Neil Walker at 2nd and Jose Abreu at 1st. Which frees up my DH slot for any hot hitter. Good trade? Thoughts?

    • Chris L says:
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      @HMAN: I think that was a great trade.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds good

  13. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    If Salazar does get the call up would you drop Hahn for him?

    • @BitchesBeShoppach: No and Salazar is NOT getting called up after all, at least not right now..

      Here is this on D Sal from CBS Sports:

      by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
      (07/09/14) Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar was passed over for a chance to rejoin the major-league rotation Saturday against the White Sox, as the team chose to go with Zach McAllister to replace Justin Masterson (knee).

      However, Salazar appears to be a candidate to pitch in a doubleheader at Detroit July 19, according to The Chronicle-Telegram.

      • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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        Thanks. Kinda surprised they passed on Salazar. He was junk to start the season but I think he offers more than Mcallister. Then again what the hell do I know.

        • @BitchesBeShoppach: I think they want to keep Salazarr throwing in the minors through the break and then use him in the double header on July 19 and see what he can do now..I think he will have a huge 2nd half..If you can get him do it, but I would NOT drop Hahn for him..

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold Hahn

  14. I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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    Wong with another dong?! He’s making it hard for me to keep Kipnis if he keeps it up. Just hope no one else snatches him up…
    T. Walker Ranger is still a hold for now? Or drop him for Dickey, Gallardo, Skaggs, or Eovaldi.
    Thanks & Great stuff my main mustache!
    Razzball is the shizz!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold him over those guys until we know more.

  15. sean says:
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    Should I drop Alex rios for cole calhoun??

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d still prefer Rios, but Kole is making that pretty close right now.

  16. Cabreras Cab Company says:
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    Great work as always Sir!!! How worried if at all are you about Wacha Wacha Lame (Only lame when he is on the dl) . It is a very odd injury that doesn’t sound like anything I have really seen before, and I have been following baseball religiously for 15 years.

    Also I just wanted to brag a smidge. Some pricks in my keeper league were really breaking my balls about a week before the season started as I had traded Seager Salazar and Meyers for Wacha and Machado. Said I gave up 3 potential all stars for the an injured 3b and rookie sp, Well then can all eat shit now!!! hahaha. We keep 7 at years end so I think it worked out well.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      It doesn’t sound like your typical injury, so it’s tough to say. I’m not worried in keepers.

      That’s a great trade. Let the hate flow…nobody has a crystal ball and bashing other people’s trades is a waste of energy IMO. You made a good move.

      • Cabreras Cab Company says:
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        @Grey: I mean the only other time I remember something of this nature was when Peavy tore the muscle on his shoulder blade or was it just in his back, the one that threatened his career….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, not sure, it sounds serious though

  17. Before checking this.. I was wondering what witty play on words you would use to describe the Tanaka situation. My choice for the title would’ve been:
    “There goes Masahiro… Watch him as he goes.”

    BTW – I feel like Nastradamus because I traded Tanaka for Bryce Harper on Tuesday afternoon before his latest 5ER outing. Feel bad for the guy on the receiving end of that, especially if Tanaka misses significant time.

    • @gleamteam_matt: If this is a redraft great move, but in a keeper I would rather have Tanaka..I think Harper is gonna be a BUST…

      • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: I do, too. Harper is a mirage.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice!

  18. Todd says:
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    Keeper league was offered springer for my lincecum and sal Perez? Good deal?

  19. gordon shumway says:
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    Who do you like better in an OBP/SLG league at 2b.. Scooter or Wong? Is it a tossup? Thanks!

  20. Robert D says:
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    Standard 10 team mixed 5×5: Want to make a trade for Miguel Cabrera. Currently in first figure Cabrera fits in perfectly plus puts me over the top in close categories RBI’s,Avg, Runs. HR’s
    C:Montero 1B: C. Davis 2B: D. Gordon 3b:N. Arenado SS: Tulo Ml: A Cabrera Out: R. Zimmerman, J Heyward, K. Calhoun, A. Gordon, J. Bruce, C Gomez. CI A. Rizzo
    Pitchers:
    J. Arrieta, H Ryu, C.Allen, M. Scherzer, S.Gray, J. Soria, A. Wainwright, G. Perkins, M. Bumgarner
    Bench A. Cobb, S. Cishek, G. Cole (DL).
    Have Carlos Gonzalzes coming back.
    Told the guy I’m willing to part with A. Wainwright, would like to deal either R. Zimmerman or N.Arendo with Wainwright. or combination of Ryu and Wainwright at worse. What’s realistic value for Cabrera or what would you be willing to part with? Figure if I don’t get him put Cargo in Outfield one of either Zimmerman or Arenado at 3rd.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Waino and Zimm for MCab would be really nice…and I wouldn’t care about throwing in Ryu for him either, since pitching should be more plentiful in a 10-teamer

  21. Travis says:
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    Okay, so right now I have Heaney and Taijuan Walker, but only one n/a spot for them. Obviously Walker’s been a huge disappointment (not rubbing it in, Grey, it hurts me as much as you). Which one do I hold on to in the n/a spot, and which one do I drop in our keeper league?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Travis: Walker

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with JeF

  22. The Thumb says:
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    Springer will be ranked top 50. He won’t deserve it but he’ll be there.

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @The Thumb: His 30 + hrs might say otherwise

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      speaking of Astros…where does Altuve go?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Thumb: Prolly when season is said and done

  23. Yescheese says:
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    Any of you razzers crazy enough to start Colby Lewis tonight vLAA in Arlington? He’s been rolling for awhile now…

  24. Singleton worth a pickup in an H2H points league where K’s are -1

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Tough to own both Springer and Singleton in that format.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      depends how deep the league is, but I agree with Toe Knee

  25. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Gm Grey, Mike So Adam Lind breaks his foot watching television. I don’t watch a lot of tv, but when I do I never found it to be that dangerous. Why do I get the feeling there’s more to that story. I wouldn’t be surprised to wake up in the middle of the night fumble with remote end up on some weird channel only to find Adam Lind sitting center square on some Canadian version of Hollywood Squares.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah, that’s really weird…

      although MLB Tonight makes me want to break my own bones sometimes…

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: I binged Shecky Greene yesterday and it had a video of Hollywood Squares with him in it . I ended up watching it and some guy named lynde was center square lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Paul Lynde!

  26. SclameO's McBee says:
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    im streaming J. Quintana @ Boston. What are some thoughts on this guy?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like him. I think he’s a little under rated. I don’t usually stream at Boston though.

  27. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Porcello or Bartolo for H2H pts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Porcello

  28. goodfold2 says:
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    cain sugar or dickerson, i also have cargo in this 12 teamer with net steals and OPS, if dickerson starts losing playing time i’ll be left with only rajai at CF, and he doesn’t play everyday. i suppose i could lose rajai, but that sounds bad. cain works at CF and starts.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: nevermind that. i went and looked up dickerson’s last 30 days, .959 OPS, not touching that, will wait till cargo’s back to see how much time he loses. one interesting point is that cain actually has 3 net steals to rajai’s 1 over last 30 days. is that enough of an indicator to grab cain sugar over rajai?

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        Cain has more consistent playing time, but I’d still prefer Rajai

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Mike: while we know rajai has and will get more total steals, net steal leagues are a different can of beans with some players, sometimes. if rajai keeps getting caught this often (i’m not saying he will), quite a few other people will be worth more from a net steals perspective. in total steals only like what, 3 or 4 people are better.

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            I agree, I just got involved with a net steals league for the ifrst time myself. You could go either way, I just prefer Davis

  29. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Joey Votto actually hit the wire in a league of mine. I just can’t figure out if I should drop anybody for him.

    This is a CBS standard league…

    C – Wilin Rosario, Miguel Montero
    1B – Paul Goldschmidt, Eric Hosmer
    2B – Ian Kinsler, Dustin Pedroia, Martin Prado
    SS – Starlin Castro, Ben Zobrist
    3B – Adrian Beltre, David Wright, Kyle Seager
    OF – Bryce Harper, Carlos Gomez, Matt Holliday, Alex Gordon, Brett Gardner, Leonys Martin

    SP – Zack Greinke, Madison Bumgarner, Jon Lester, Anibal Sanchez, Doug Fister, Geritt Cole, Alex Cobb
    RP – Addison Reed, Mark Melancon, Joe Smith

    Parado or Martin probably make the most sense, but with Gardner and Gordon hurting, I am afraid of coming up short in the outfield.

    I would completely understand if you said leave it alone too.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Phenom…otherwise I’d hold until the injuries pan out with Gordon and Gardner

      • Mike says:
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        @Mike: @Mike: Thanks Gentlemen – I have to keep two catchers for starting purposes. If I didn’t have to start 5OFs, it would be easy. That and Hosmer is not as bad as everybody thinks. If Homer were horrible, I would take my chances on Votto.

  30. papasmurf says:
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    I picked Liriano over Jose Abreu… then he was gone two spots ahead of my next pick and I went with… Boobs Buttler.

    This one mistake sealed my team’s fate right there. Would probably be in first now instead of third if I didn’t mess up royally.

    • TJ says:
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      @papasmurf: Feel the pain brother. I was debating between Abreu and Hosmer, and took the guy with the more proven mlb track record. Abreu went two picks later. Still mad about it.

    • stonepie says:
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      @papasmurf: if it makes you feel any better, i took fielder over carlos gomez, then took hosmer because he fell to me instead of grabbing abreu a few rounds later. i originally wanted gomez, rizzo and abreu and ended up with fielder, rizzo, hosmer.
      taking fielder screwed my whole draft

      • SallyCips says:
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        @stonepie: Fielder screwed me as well as I chose him over Tulo. Rest of my top ten was rather poor because of it. Ended May in 12th place. Have since fixed up the team a bit, up to 6th now. Recovery from a bad draft takes awhile and a lot of work. Only 4 players remain from my original 25 man roster!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      a guy in one of my RCL drafts took Harper/Fielder at the turn in round one. I legit thought “This guy is going to win the whole thing” You just never know. Agreed on Abreu, I had no idea he was gonna do this.

  31. Slim says:
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    What side do you like?

    Tanaka, Harper, k-rod vs Gio and Verlander

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Slim: wait till after the mri to tanaka first

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would do it regardless. We still have the 2nd half to play and I’d want Harper on my team for it.

  32. The Strolg says:
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    You’d think CJ would have gotten it through his thick well coiffed dandruff free skull by now that the Regression Fairies are the OPPOSITE of Starkist, they don’t want tuna that tastes good, they want tuna with good taste. Sorry Charlie! (oh, his real name is Christopher, whatever)

  33. TJ says:
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    So even though he has been decent, Eovaldi`s K numbers make me think he is just a streaming option, right? I need to make a roster drop to pick up a replacement for Brandon Phillips, and Eovaldi and Keuchel are the only two guys I can see dropping in my keeper.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Agree Eovaldi would be the drop. He’s borderline streamer / 12-team rostered

  34. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey… I have 2 batters hurt for a couple days, Yadier Molina and Billy Hamilton, and the worst pitcher besides my streamer is Stroman. Should I drop Stroman?? I need the streamer cause i’m already short a pitcher cause Edwin is on the bench cause we have no DL spot. I’m in a tight race this week

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      depends on the depth of the league, but I’d hold Stroman if you can

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks… Who would you stream this week, LOCKE vs Latos Tomorrow or MCALLISTER vs S. Carroll (CHW)??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Neither…Locke

  35. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    “Not Guernica, but Picasso’s lesser known work, Javy Sucks Balls”

    Hahaha.

    I’m convinced the painting was already extant and housed in the city of Guernica and that the Italians and Germans bombed the place for the sole purpose of trying to rid the world of that painting.

    Because I’m a heartless prick I’ve always called it “Writhing Hippies”.

  36. Joeg414 says:
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    Looking for Saves; Cut Gilli for Mujica ,Tazawa or Feliz?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Feliz of that group

  37. Lville Jim says:
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    David Carradine called about that INXS reference saying “That shizz ain’t funny”. How ironic that Kwai Chang tapped out in Bangkok.

  38. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Most folks NOT in keeper leagues have probably already moved on from Xander Bogaeiouarts.

    But last night with two men on base the Red Sox actually pinched hit for him with Mike Carp rather than give him yet another chance to disappoint. He was already 0-3 in the game. So, in a tight spot with a clutch hit needed they told their young phenom and future face of the franchise to take a seat.

    I cut him in my keeper league 43 seconds later.

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: …and 43 days too late.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      That’s bold to cut him in a keeper. Players take time to develop. You gotta do you though :)

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: have fun in 2 years with that.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: it’s like protectionless sex when organisms appear later (whether given to you, or you create), all since snap decisions were made.

  39. I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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    Wtf Bryce Harper! I think you forgot your bat in Triple A….Making me feel real shitty about trading Arrieta and Iwakuma for him…. The Bryce is wrong Bitch!

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: You will not be saying that soon enough. Very few hit right away after missing significant time. Having the same issue with Arenado. They will hit.

        • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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          @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Here’s to hoping he has a BIG second half, cheers!

          • Moronymous Lohse says:
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            @I Be Teheran It Up!: IBTIU*,

            You know when your Harper fortunes are going to turn around?

            Tonight! He’s going Boston accented YAAAHHHD tonight.

            TWICE!

            Put it on the board!

            *Abbreviated it sounds like a shitty online tech school. In Newark.

            • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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              @Moronymous Lohse: Hey I actually lived in Newark years ago (brick city, more like Shit city), but originally from Mass… But funny stuff, hope you’re right with your bold prediction!
              *Hahper betta go yahd or he’s fahckin gahbage!
              No sir, love you Bryce

              • Moronymous Lohse says:
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                @I Be Teheran It Up!: You spelled Hahpah wrong. :) Masshole myself from back in the day. I still shower thrice daily.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Agree with Toe Knee

  40. Brooks Jacoby says:
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    Stephen Vogt or Wilson Ramos to replace Molina?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ramos

  41. AMolnar says:
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    If Betts plays on a regular basis from here on out what do you project his ROS stats would be?

    Also, it’s a keeper league and the guy who originally picked him up dropped him. What would you expect from him next year stat line?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Probably an 8-10 homer/20+ steal guy with a solid average. My guess would be most of the value comes from his legs. He’s worth an add in a keeper, but hard to say what he’ll do the rest of this season since it’s his first taste of the bigs.

      He and Alcantara (CHC) aren’t all that different IMO…

  42. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning Grey. That math joke was gross.

    So, I traded for Lind like a week ago, that sucks. I have too much dead weight on my roster now and need to cut somebody. Which of these guys has the better chance to be useful at some point this year. Lind or Villar. Who would you keep?

    Thinking about picking up Kike Hernandez, can I do that even though I’m Jewish? Do I still get into heaven?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

      I’d lose Villar

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        Thx, Mike.
        I am looking at some options for depth, I just need someone infield eligible. Here’s what I got so far as options. It’s bleak:

        Chris Colobello
        Kike Hernandez
        Chris Coghlan
        Marwin Gonzalez

        There’s others, but i’m starting to get depressed….

        P.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yikes. If you don’t have limited moves, I might pay matchups week to week.

          Hernandez would be my pick of that group otherwise

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            Yeah, it’s a 16 team league where you start 12 hitters. So not much hanging out there.

            Unlimited moves, though with a 100 FAAB budget. I’ll give Hernandez a whirl, dropping Villar.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        Thanks!
        Also, would you drop Logan’s Foresight for a hot Chris Coghlan? Or hold as Logan offers more long term appeal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Neither are long term… Coghlan

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            Thx, Grey.
            I can’t believe i’m gonna have a guy named Kike on my team. My mom’s gonna be sooo pissed…

  43. TheShelbySensation says:
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    Drop Keuchel for Gee? Better ROS?

  44. Harris says:
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    Very funny stuff today. People in my office wondering what I’m laughing about… “Sterling Marte’s mother in law died” Well you know what I mean.

  45. Oppo Taco says:
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    What’s polanco’s value in a keeper? You like rizzo Polanco or Hanley. I can only keep 2

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Phenom. Bet you can get something nice in trade for Polanco in a keeper though

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @Mike: trade away Polanco and a first/3rd for Hanley/Cobb/chapman? That a good return? I’d only be keeping Hanley

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          is this trade going to help you win this year? I like Hanley, but you’re giving up Polanco plus two picks? not sure I like that

          • Oppo Taco says:
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            @Mike: my weakness is ratios. I have 3 Pts only in ERA and WHIP in our 12 team 5×5 roto. I have segura as my SS now so I would be using Hanley at util. My team is in fourth now but I was in first a week ago, so it’s tight. Here’s my roster, think it’s worth it to pull the trigger?
            I’m less worried about the picks than polanco’s long
            Term value. Thanks
            C yadi
            1b goldy
            2b hill
            SS segura
            3b Frazier
            Of cutch Bautista j up
            Util – rizzo Polanco
            Bench – vmart k Wong
            SP – bum, price, iwakuma, Alex wood, odorizzi, gausman
            RP – Casey Jansen, reed, Cody Allen
            DL – gerrit cole

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              go for it. try to win the thing now. you’re still getting a great keeper in Hanley

  46. No Soup for Yu says:
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    Hello Grey Which side do you like in 10 team h2h redraft?
    Pujols, Polanco, K Davis or Rizzo, Rios, N Walker

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      this one made me think…pretty even. I prefer the Rizzo side.

      • @Mike: But Mike, you are suppose to prefer the Polanco side..hehe

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          haha, yeah I went back and forth a few times…

  47. Charles says:
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    Always looking forward to your write ups in the mornings. 12 team points league with heavy scoring for pitchers (50 pts per win, -15 pts per loss, +2.5 pts per strike out, -2.5 pts per ERA, ect). Should I stream Quintana today? Boston hasn’t been able to hit. But he is going against Lester. SON has Quintana at 3.4.

    • Charles says:
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      @Charles:

      Sorry that’s -2.5 pts per ER and -1 pts per walk

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I don’t usually stream guys in Boston, so I’ll say no.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charles: Thanks! Agree with Mike

  48. 740 says:
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    wat it do Grey, 10team roto 5×5. time to drop Segura? lets say for someone like Wong or Lowrie?

    Thanks for the read.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold Segura. You can all throw vegetables at me now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Thanks! Agree with Mike

  49. Thump says:
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    Keeper league.. I have an amazing OF

    Trout
    Puig
    Harper
    Polanco

    Deal Harper for Machado?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      killer outfield, but I’d still keep Harper over Manny

  50. Fireball Feliz says:
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    So… that Elias stream was a bust.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      damn. If I was responsible for recommending him I apologize.

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        @Mike: No worries Mike, can’t win ‘em all!

  51. Chris says:
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    Hello Mr. Grey,

    Adding from ww Ozuna.
    Who should I drop: P. Alvarez, Arenado, Torii Hunter?

    thanks,

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hunter would be the drop for me

  52. Jay

    Jay says:
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    Since these aren’t football players, I have no idea what you’re talking about. Nor have I ever done a Keuchel. Allegedly.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha! what’s football? is that like soccer?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Mike: not cool Mike

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Sounds like you’re in the I-don’t-know formation…WHAT?!

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Grey: hey-oooooo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  53. Qbert says:
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    Yo grey-

    Asked a similar one yesterday…but my trade partner countered with:

    My crush and jose Reyes for his Freeman? 10 team mixed, roto. In need of average and OPS….crush is currently riding pine because he can’t hit the ball as we know.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      if you have a shorstop in mind to replace Reyes, sure

  54. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    About 80 women go into labor on NYC subways every year.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I went to school with a kid named Metrocard…

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Mike: Now you know why…glad i could clear that up for you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Just to add on, 79 of them are on New Year’s Eve, the other one is November 5th. Random, but true

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha ha you might be confusing 79 women conceiving babies with 79 women having babies

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, you’re right, misread the NY Times

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: HA!!

  55. Charles says:
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    Should I start Casilla over Melancon? Pirates have been struggling for saves lately. Melancon was fixated as my second closer along side of KRod.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  56. Steve D. says:
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    Drop Gerrit Cole in a redraft? Or stash on my DL? Guys like Porcello, Gallardo, Kennedy, Minor and Keuchel are out there, as is Jimmy Nelson.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      DL stash IMO

  57. sniff test says:
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    Alan Craig sucks. Is he waiver fodder at this point?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with JeF

  58. Max says:
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    8 team Roto league. I’m in 2nd place with a 5 point deficit overall. I’m in first in R’s and RBI’s (by <5 each) and tied for first in HR's. Im behind 3 points (23 steals) from the 1st place team and 1 point and .004 avg.

    That being said; drop Khris Davis for Kole Calhoun?

    • Max says:
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      @Max: Or would you consider Ben Revere or Lorenzo Cain?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Calhoun is the best player of the three you mentioned, but I’d consider adding Revere if steals is the biggest need.

  59. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    So i traded Bumgarner to plug a glaring hole in my lineup and i got Frazier in return..with Madbum gone i managed to get Beckett and Gee off waivers to compensate..do u think they will be more then capable to pick up his slack?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup, I like the trade and those guys should be fine

  60. Pope says:
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    Grey, are you holding Taijuan in a 12 teamer?

    • RicoSuave says:
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      @Pope: Just found this… I hope it helps.

      ” Mariners right-handed pitcher Taijuan Walker will make two starts for Triple-A Tacoma, and then return to the Mariners after the All-Star break.
      Walker will only miss one major league start due to the demotion, and will be on track to start against the weak-hitting Mets in Safeco. If you can stash him on your roster over the All-Star break, it could be worth doing so.”
      Source: Greg Johns on Twitter

      • Pope says:
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        @RicoSuave: Thanks man!

      • SportiveTricks says:
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        @RicoSuave:

        Great job getting this scoop for us!!!! Thank you!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      good info Rico, thanks!

      yup, I’d hold him

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Mike: No problem guys!

  61. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Gee or Walker ROS standard points league?

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: thanks …dropped walker for him yesterday

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I could go either way, Gee has the longer track record obviously

  62. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    I need Tehol to explain how to make an offering to the fantasy baseball gods. With Gordon going down, the number of injuries on my team is just astounding at this point.

    Literally half my lineup in my primary league has gone down for some significant portion of time this season.

    Does anybody know if the Gods prefer goats or virgins?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: I’m trying to sacrifice Prince fielders carcass to the gods in hopes to fill up their belly’s so they can leave me alone…just having trouble getting him off the ground.

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        ha!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha! virgins…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: Well, whatever he says I’d go the opposite cause the Domonic and Harper ones didn’t do well

  63. Max says:
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    8 team Roto league with K/9 and an 1850 innings cap. I’m in 2nd place with a 5 point deficit overall. Have had 993 innings so far. Only getting 3 points in saves and K/9 (6 in W’s, 5 in ERA and 7 in Whip).

    Unfortunately went through the Heaney experiment. Should I drop him for Morton, Odirizzi or Petricka? Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure…I like Morton and Odorizzi in that order

  64. Phil says:
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    Do you think this trade is FAIR?
    Tulo + Aramis Ramirez + Alex Wood
    FOR
    Josh Donaldson + N.. Walker and a number two pick next year.
    It is a five man keeper league. 3year contract. Also Tulo can’t be kept.
    Ten team league.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Phil: Id want the Tulo side

      • Phil says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: BUT IS IT A FAIR TRADE?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, it’s fair

      Tulo side

  65. kj says:
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    Hey grey,
    T.Walker or Heaney?
    for ROS who should i hold on to? can only keep one on roster

    thanks

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @kj: Walker

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with JeF

  66. booya says:
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    A couple Wong questions:

    Wong or Kendrick ROS?

    How do you rank Bogaerts, Wong & B Miller ROS?

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d still go with Kendrick, but Wong is the best ROS of those three IMO

      Wong, Bogey, Miller

  67. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    10 team NL only, with this (1 IF only slot, and 4 OF, no utils)
    mesoraco
    rizzo
    hill
    rendon
    zimmerman/coglan
    desmond
    puig/k.davis/lake/ruggiano
    drop lake for any of krispie/schumaker/campbell? campbell and schumaker would also be IF if needed.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Lake

  68. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Wong….Gennett….Wong…..Gennett…..Wong…….Gennett….I go back and forth on these two….Going with Wong for now.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I think that’s the right call

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Mike: scooter batted 3rd yesterday. …cust kayin’

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @J-FOH: better than 8th though.

  69. JoeBoo says:
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    ROS, keeper league roto, already have Rendon, Rollins, Bogaerts at 2B, SS, MI:

    Betts or Alcantara?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Betts has a clearer situation, but I like Alcantara more as a player

      • JoeBoo says:
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        @Mike: after today, I could not agree more.

  70. Greyismyhero says:
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    I’m really screwed this week in all my H2H leagues in the pitching department with the likes of Willy P/Stroman/Ryu, etc, etc getting blown the F up…..All my ratios are unrecoverable….Thank god I have plenty of green to get me thru this tough time in my life……

    I just need a DO IT from Jeff….and a SMOKE IT from Grey and all will be good…

    Bring it on!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Greyismyhero: DO IT….DO IT….DO IT…hope this helps brotha….i have the opposite problem, my line up hit .190 last night and put me in a hole.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I feel ya…Peralta and Ryu killed me too

  71. Jason says:
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    currently have Mercer at SS

    got an offer to move BUmgarner for Desmond

    Staff is teheran bumgarner colon dickey bailey Elias Skaggs Odorizzi deGrom Beckett
    I lost out on closers because I had waited TOOOO long and then they sucked or got hurt so i’m left with Betances, Wade Davis, and ziegler

    a lot of streamers have ended up filling holes in my rotation but as you can see it’s not that great.

    Other bats Mesoraco, Rizzo, Hosmer, Wong, Infante, Zimmerman, Adam Jones, Blackmon, Kole, Bruce.

    Thoughts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold Bumgarner

  72. Joeg414 says:
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    Please help me put this trade idea to bed: Should I give Blackman for Casilla? I could gain some points with Saves. I have Cargo coming back ,Ozuna and Willingham as bench bats. 6×6 daily roto.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      It’s not a great return for Blackmon, but you have otehr OFs and need saves. I would shop him for a better closer than that.

  73. Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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    Segura was just dropped in my league. Would you drop anyone on this roster to claim him off waivers? He’s just gotta come back at some point – right? Whoa! The same guy just dropped Chris Davis while I was typing. I have been saying he was a flash in the pan ever since he was in Texas. So, I’d be on the fence with him, too. Either one of these worth a waiver claim on this roster? Could definitely use a backup 1B, but not sure I wouldn’t rather have Holt if I’m gonna make a move. I just need Gibson to hurry up and demote Reed.

    M Montero – C
    Cabrera – 1B, 3B
    Canó – 2B
    Béltre – 3B
    Ramírez – SS
    Céspedes – LF, CF
    Marte – LF, CF
    Springer – CF,RF
    Pedroia Bos – 2B (Util)

    Bench
    Choo – LF,CF
    Bogaerts – 3B,SS
    Betts – SS
    Seager – 3B
    Arenado – 3B
    Gattis – C,LF

    DL
    Mauer – C,1B

    Kershaw, Waino, Zimm, Tanaka – SPs
    Kimbrel, Jansen, Soria – RPs
    Reed, Walden, Latos, Cole, Stroman, Keuchel, Cashner – Ps
    Harvey – DL

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that’s an awfully deep offensive bench. I’d lose Betts for Davis

      • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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        @Mike: I’d prolly be more likely to drop Seager or Montero than Betts. I forgot to mention it’s a keeper.

      • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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        @my sisters friend boyfriend: I’m a good swindler. 12 trades over the last three seasons.

  74. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Does anybody know if the Hr derby has ever affected any of the participants in a negative way in the 2nd half of the season?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      there is always chatter about that. I don’t know about data though

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Mike: i traded for frazier and i just read he entered the derby smh

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          he’ll be okay. I have Stanton. let’s hold hands and pray…

          • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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            @Mike: lol lets

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Grey: well i read up on it and from what i gather it only effects brewers players and bobby abreu lol

  75. booya says:
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    Miller, Hardy, Forsythe, Rollins, Aybar, Peralta or Asdrubal?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Aybar, Rollins would be my choices of that group

      • booya says:
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        @Mike: Lowrie is also available and seems to be waking up. Would you want him over those two?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          nah, I still like those guys

  76. Wilsonian says:
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    I can grab a Wong, I mean, er…. Anyway, would you then play him and bench Dozier? He ain’t dun nuttin for about a month.

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

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, if you can carry a bench bat

  77. Jack says:
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    Miley, Odorizzi, or deGrom?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that’s the order IMO

  78. KevinB says:
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    Hey Grey!

    I am in a 10-team Dynasty league … keep 40 players (maximum of 15 prospects) … no draft. Trading allowed.

    I have 4 SS prospects on my roster. How would you rang these SS prospects? What type of trade value do they have in this season (2014)?

    Carlos Correa
    Raul Mondesi
    Trevor Story
    Alen Hanson

    • KevinB says:
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      Brad Miller and Aybar are the current SS on my roster.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Correa, Mondesi, Hanson

      Hanson is probably the closest to the bigs so he may have more value in terms of being ready. Correa would bring back the best return overall. Mondesi is sneaky good. I’d hold on to him and let his stock rise even further.

      • KevinB says:
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        Thanks! Much appreciated :)

  79. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Thanks for another great read, Grey!

    Replacement for Hill at 2B: Walker, Scooter, or Wong? Can I count on Wong to play everyday?

  80. Hans says:
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    Pujols and Polanco or Tulo and Calhoun and how close is it?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Tulo’s the best player in the deal, but it’s pretty close. Prefer the Tulo side

  81. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Starting Smyly @KC? 1.8 SON

  82. Moscowitz says:
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    Zwo questions if you dont mind:

    1- Zimmerman, Khris or Ozuna ROS?

    2- My SPs in a shallow 8 team, H2H league with movement limitation (14 left for rest of the season):

    Arrieta, Teheran, Wacha, Gray, Bailey, Kazmir, Anibal. Do you guys see any room for Cobb?

    Thanks a bunch

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1. Zimm, Davis/Ozuna
      2.Don’t see room for Cobb, no. Nice staff

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Moscowitz: 1. Khris…but i might be in the minority on that……………2. I could see Cobb over Wacha due to the uncertainty with wachas shoulder

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Moscowitz: Thanks Guys.

      One F, Wacha is on DL so he is not blocking an active spot yet and doesnt need to be dropped.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Moscowitz: Gotcha…i would stick with what you have then…..unless you have an extra bench bat you can drop

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Moscowitz: Oh i forgot to mention Alex Wood. I own him too. Would you drop him for Cobb? I guess not.

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        nah, I’d hold

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        both are solid, but I give the edge to the NL guy, especially NL east

        • Moscowitz says:
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          @Mike: Thanks again Mike

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            anytime

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Mike: cobb could be over bailey

  83. Durkin says:
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    start taveras or braun today? early news is that braun might play?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Braun if he plays, yes

  84. Scarecrow Greinke says:
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    A Joseph Campbell reference? My man

  85. Jack says:
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    Segura, Mercer, Peralta, Miller, A. Cabrera, or Simmons?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Segura *dodges tomato*

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Mike: I just dropped him for Cain. I can’t roster him any longer. He was killing my ratios with Zeros everyday! No worries, H2H you have to cut bait sometimes depending on.matchups

  86. Will says:
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    Looking for a stud SP and have Goldy and Abreu…would Abreu for Kershaw be fair? Abreu can be kept as a 6th rounder next year.

    6 x 6 (OPS and L)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      it’s fair

  87. mymrbig says:
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    Every time you brag about pimping Rizzo pre-season, I am reminded that I took Hosmer instead of Rizzo in an OBP league in part because of your ranking (and in part because I wanted the extra handful of steals, and in a third and final part because I had Rizzo in another league and wanted to diversify). Stop reminding me that I drafted Hosmer!

  88. Clint says:
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    Which 2 of these 7 are not keepers for 2015 in a 12 team 5×5 roto league?

    Cano, Rizzo, A. Jones, Machado, Scherzer, Strasburg, Matt Harvey

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Scherzer and Harvey

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @Clint: Machado, Harvey

  89. Mike says:
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    Duda or Belt ROS?
    Thx!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Belt

  90. can't fight fate says:
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    Wong is still available in my league would you give up Nelson, or Feliz for him. Have Pedroia at 2nd, who has been struggling. Loaded at pitching, but not closers. (Chapman, DooLittle, Casilla,)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      JImmy Nelson? sure

      • can't fight fate says:
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        cheers

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @can’t fight fate: those are 3 very good closers. unless it’s 10 teamer i’d almost bet you have one of top 2 staffs of closers.

  91. Fish says:
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    ROS Adrian gonzalez or Crush?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Crush

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Mike: CRUSH!!! GOOD JUJU! POSITIVE VIBES!!!!! Haha

  92. Hi guys: What about Wong vs. Hill, RoS?

    (Redraft roto league; biggest offensive weakness is AVE)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wong

  93. goodfold2 says:
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    if we have 4 keepers who get the boot. cargo/upton/f-her/rizzo/braun?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d keep the bats. If you’re really wanting to keep F-Her (which I could understand) Upton is my least favorite of that bunch

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @goodfold2: I’d lose Cargo. That lil bizzitch never plays over 120 games

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Bye Felicia: i was thinking cargo from injuries too. maybe i could trade two of these for trout, but doubt it. literally forgot i had rizzo in this league (yeah he’s that good, and my previous year’s keepers were the non-Rizzo 4, which sounds like

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @goodfold2: F-Her

  94. Sal says:
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    Hey grey would you drop CJ Wilson for Nelson or hold with the hope that the all star break straightens him up? Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sal: I’d go to Nelson in most leagues

  95. Anustart says:
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    Rank ROS. Kelly, Locke, Salazar… thanks!

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Anustart: Do I have to?
      Streamer, Streamer,Streamer

      • Anustart says:
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        @Bye Felicia: some of us don’t play in 10 team leagues and actually are forced to own people like this. Thanks though

        • Bye Felicia says:
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          @Anustart: Lighten up I was just kidding :P

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that’s the order I’d put them…

      • Anustart says:
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        @Mike: thanks Mike.

  96. Bye Felicia says:
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    Taijuan Walker or Chris Young.

    We’re going with Young. Bye Taijuan. We’ll call us if there’s an injury. Or if the Yankees call :-)

  97. Ralph says:
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    H2H points league, Rest of Season:

    Choose 3: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jason Kipnis, K Wong, Jean Segura

    Rest of season: Aramis Ramirez or Pablo Sandoval?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph: Kipnis, Segura, Wong…. Pablo

  98. The Borzoi says:
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    Grandy, Pearce, L Cain, Rajai: Please rank ROS. Thx.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @The Borzoi: Grandy..Cain..Pearce..Rajai

  99. Jack says:
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    Does Jimmy Nelson get the call-up for Saturday’s start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: There’s talk but no confirmation

  100. Ron Swanson's Stache says:
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    WOOOOO. You used my Stephen Vogt video haha awesome!

  101. JeF With 1 F says:
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    For some reason the get away day, day games usually start me out going home from work in a 0 fer 10 or 2 fer 15 hole…please let today be better, after my team slept through last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve always felt that way too…Getaway days always feel like the players are playing one foot out the door

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yup Frazier 0 fer 1 already a bad sign..HA

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Coghlan burp, though I think he cooled off once I grabbed him

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Ha i finally gave in to Mesoraco and picked him up this week and hes hitting .154 since i grabbed him.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He wasn’t owned until this week?

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: he was …i traded McCann and keuchel for him

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Gotcha

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: I have bailey going right now and the only cub i own is Rizzo so hopefully the reds score early and often and at the end of the game Rizzo goes fizzlebang

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So far, not bad

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: pretty shitty now

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, dode jinxed him

  102. herschel says:
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    @Grey: bruce finally gets hot and hes sitting?? what gives…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, so dumb

  103. The_Red_Mist says:
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    Chris David and Zack Greinke for Brandon Moss, Neil Walker and Josh Donaldson a good deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs

      • The_Red_Mist says:
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        Here’s my roster

        C Perez
        1b Ortiz
        2b Kipnis
        3b Cabrera
        SS Tulo
        Of Harper
        Of Pence
        Of Ellsbury

        Sp F-her
        Sp Greinke
        Sp Iwakuma
        Sp hamels
        Sp Kennedy
        Rp Cody Allen
        Rp Soria
        Rp Chisek

        Bench Davis
        Bench Zimmerman
        Bench Polanco

        There’s no runs scored stat in this league so Ellsbury and Pence are much less valuable outside of their SB. moss would be a great get for bench power, he’s delightfully predictable. Would probably platoon walker and Kipnis since Kipnis has hit for basically no power. Donaldson I might just try to trade. I’m not even using Davis right now because his strikeouts count against me. Still seem OK?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  104. The Wickler says:
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    Who to add? Gausman or Jimmy Nelson?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @The Wickler: Id take Gausman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson

  105. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Would you go with Kendrys or Josh W for 3 games @ COL
    UTIL spot H2H pts
    Hittertron loves both about the same

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales

  106. J-FOH says:
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    What the hell has happened to Anibal, looking at his advanced numbers and he is due to get blown up on. Am I right? Where are the K’s at?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, and velocity is way down

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I looked and his cutter is down 1 MPH but his slider is up. Everything else is similar.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          His fastball is way off, no?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: down .3, but the cutter is down 1.1

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              His fastball was 93 MPH last year and now it’s 91.9

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: 92.8 to 91.9 isn’t a big change

  107. Lob Ball says:
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    Given that I am low on the waiver priority, I doubt if I could get him anyway, but drop Alex Gordon for Blackmon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  108. Tom says:
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    jimmy nelson or taijuan walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson

  109. J-FOH says:
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    read today in the local rag that Crawford will be on the bench when he returns and that the Dodgers are going with a set outfield. I know were all thinking that when Ethier goes on one of his 2 for 40 swings we might see him resurface but until then he’s done like the dishes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Makes sense

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: when you back from the mama coug’s compound?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Saturday

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: nice, BTW I went hip hop title today, I need to find a way to work 99 problems in one of these days

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice title!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: thanks, I toght you would like the old school jam

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, very solid…

  110. los locos says:
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    I currently own Machado, Areniado and Chisenhall. I have Frazier at 1st, do you think I should trade for Donaldson, it may cost me my next year 2 or 3rd rd pick?

    Also, how do you feel about Arrieta, Bailey and Cobb the ROS? Trying to move a draft pick and Verlander for two of the above, thoughts?

    My rotation
    Kershaw
    Strausburg
    Fister
    Hammel
    Beckett

    Bench
    Verlander
    Wheeler
    Gusman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why would you trade for a 3rd baseman if you have two?

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: strickly for the power and RBI

  111. Alan says:
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    Figured it out, I dont start Homer Bailey the last 2 starts and today, bam, he sucks again. Any advice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He sucks today?

      • Alan says:
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        @Grey: Yes sir

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: …he is starting to

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: and now hurt…fu…

  112. SteveThePirate says:
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    Drop Despaigne for either Wade Davis or Brad Boxberger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

      • SteveThePirate says:
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        Any reason why over Box? Inconsistency?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • SteveThePirate says:
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            Thanks Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  113. TJ says:
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    So if Pujols’ peripherals suggest he should be worse and he’s lighting sh*t up (Poohole joke, no?), would you consider selling him? And if so, what value do you think he has?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends for what, I’d want a top 30 player

      • TJ says:
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        @Grey:

        I’d probably be looking at getting another 1B along with either 2B, 3b or SS as I am platooning David Murphy & Kendrick at 2B, I am frustrated with Kung Fu Panda at the hot corner and even more frustrated with Segura at SS.

        So probably a 1B + 2B/SS/3B

  114. Teddy Heater says:
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    Grey,
    I know we have Cleveland Steamer, but do you have a term for a pitching Staff that throws up an over 20er daily performance?

    Stroman-4er
    Keuchel-4er
    Ventura-4er
    Cishek-3er
    Benoit-3er (holds league)
    Cobb-2er
    Allen-0er
    Walden-0er (didn’t pitch)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch… We don’t, but all ears

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Wet Tail…Ha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wet tail!

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: I like wet tail, that shit is like the plague and seems all my guys got it. Pitching a loaf is solid too!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wet tail is contagious… Seriously, ask One F…

    • The_Red_Mist says:
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      How about “pitching a loaf”

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Teddy Heater: i had that the other day with ryu, teheran, tanaka, gray and c mart. Turrible *in my best jimmy kimmel karl malone voice*

  115. The_Red_Mist says:
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    How much is Davis worth right now? He’s just been riding on my bench. Trying to think of some decent trades for a sell low on him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not worth much, maybe a struggling SP, think Cobb or Bailey

  116. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Someone cut fielder in my keeper league. Would you rather have him for 12 next year or wil Myers for 12? Or cut matt Cain or Roark? My staff Cobb Tehran minor kluber Ross Roark Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder…Roark

  117. Big League Wood says:
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    Votto worth a bench stash ? 12 teamer with RCL type settings and 1 DL. Would drop streamer spot (Lincecum). Have DL spot filled.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  118. Rondelio says:
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    Hi Grey,
    I need some saves and currently have:
    Joe Smith
    Qualls
    Mejia
    Casilla
    Ziegler
    1.) Should I trade Matt Adams, or Eric Hosmer for Ceshek or Papelbon?
    I also need Wins and Steals.
    2.)Add Odorizzi or Simon for:
    Hahn
    Ziegler
    Archer
    I picked up Cain for 5th OF, but should I drop Beltran for JD Martinez, Josh Harrison, Stubbs, James Jones?

    • Rondelio says:
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      @Rondelio:
      Or drop Beltran for Byrd?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need saves…. Hosmer for Cishek is fine… Odorizzi

      • Rondelio says:
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        @Grey:

        Ok thanks !

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  119. Spring Blake says:
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    Would you rather stream Brad Hand @ NYM or JA Happ at Toronto Sunday. Everyone in my league has started to take to Sunday stacking so those are unfortunately the best available. It’s a points league so a shitty start wouldn’t hurt anything unless they went <3 innings with multiple HR allowed. I'm leaning towards Hand.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks Grey/Mike!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…Hand

      • Spring Blake says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, kind of like picking the least dirty shirt out of your laundry when you haven’t done it in awhile… Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha…Or boxers

  120. The_Red_Mist says:
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    Not to pick your brain to much, but how high are you on Harper? He’s been yawnstipating for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not high on him

  121. Homer Baily leaves game in middle of inning with disclosed injury..Reds falling left and right..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • @Grey: From Rotoworld:

        Homer Bailey was removed from his start Thursday against the Cubs due to pain in his right patellar tendon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dah

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Fuck me…getaway day is the death of me…0-fer 5 so far and baily gone with injury…typical start

      • @JeF With 1 F: I have said it and I will say it again, some fantasy baseball days are better than others..

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: I am in the exact same fucking situation!

      • @JeF With 1 F: Not trying to rub it in, just reporting the facts..Reds blow 4-1 lead, Cubs tie game, no win for Bailey

  122. Moosebiscuit says:
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    lowry or betts at ss?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

  123. Jon says:
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    Hey grey, great posts!

    Trade question; would you trade my Matt Holliday for either Jose Reyes or Adam laroche?

    My 1b is goldy, my Of(we start 4), Bryce Harper, Hunter pence, Michael Brantley, george springer , polanco at utility & jay Bruce on bench. I also have gattis on DL who’s eligible at c & of.
    My IF is aramis Ramirez , only thing with Reyes I would prob have to trade Alexei Ramirez because I have him & Dee Gordon who I’ve been using as SS or IF spots.

    With Todd Frazier having eligiblity at 3b & 1b would you look to try to get him? My 3b is d wright?

    Or hold? Thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for the response grey!

        What would you do w/ Alexei Ramirez? Try to shop him, or hold on to him? If I do soho a ram of chi-town which type of players caliber should I look in return, pitcher/ or bat?
        My SP’s are Strasberg, tanaka(15 day DL), cueto, bench I have Matt latos & mad bum.

        At 2nd I have pedroia & DH cron who’s been decent, I think I mentioned the other players above

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shop him… Maybe a #2 SP or a #2 to 3 OF type…

  124. can't fight fate says:
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    dammit, I dropped J Nelson for Wang, and he immediately gets promoted. Ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  125. Kid A says:
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    Welp, that solves my Homer Bailey problem…

    Hijo de puta.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup

  126. Alan says:
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    Okay so I thankfully lost Bailey. Who are your 1 and 2 of stroman, timmy, odorizzi, gausman, gee, quintana and Duffy.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee, Lincecum

  127. Jake from State Farm says:
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    Arrieta or Jordan Zimmerman ? Thanks.

  128. Jake from State Farm says:
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    I’m sorry. I can get Arrieta a lot cheaper. Just not sure how much I can trust him.

  129. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Arismendy Alcantara ballin today against the Cubs .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  130. K_Rich21 says:
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    How would you rank these rookies in order for performance in the 2nd half of this year only:

    T. Walker
    Gausman
    Heaney
    J. Nelson

    I own Walker, Gausman and Heaney, want to pick up Nelson but not sure which of the three to drop…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Heaney

  131. Wilsonian says:
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    Anyone have any inside info on Trumbo? Sounds like he might be off the DL tomorrow, but then I hear he might be next week. He’s raking in rehab games, I want that bat in my damn lineup!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Be surprised if they brought him back prior to the ASB, but I guess they could

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: Trumbo has played in 7 rehab games in the minors already with an ops over 1500

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  132. George Zip says:
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    Jimmy Nelson coming up Saturday… START???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  133. Bye Felicia says:
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    Guess I should’ve traded Bailey & Arietta a day before he blows his knee up! Funk my luck!!! So much for getting Sale now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  134. Dkohn15 says:
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    Hey Gr~ey,

    So three things:

    1) If this injury to Homer Bailey is substantial you think the Reds will bring back Tony Cingrani?

    2) What happened to Scott the prospect writer? Did we lose him? Say it aint so!

    2) Your e-book was fantastic. The part where you buy Nan her Christmas present, and that chapter ends “exactly”, I effin lost it, ha great read.

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Yeah 2) He had real life obligations, Chris is our new prospect writer… 2) Thanks for the kind words!

  135. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Unreal…0 fer 8 as predicted and baily getting hurt is pouring salt in it.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: on the bright side its an OBP league and frazier has a walk…Ha

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha! It’s like having one F.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Grey: Ha ha yup just not quite complete

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  136. J-MoneyIV says:
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    ROS in a 6×6 (OPS) league with emphasis on power

    Werth, Kemp, Choo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

      • J-MoneyIV says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        Also, Lowrie or A Escobar ROS. Leading in steals by 10 thanks to Altuve.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Escobar

  137. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Does anybody know why Jason Vargas hasn’t been placed on the DL yet, and when he might be?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He just was

  138. Big Magoo says:
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    Things are getting a bit chippy between the Cubs and Reds. Not sure if you saw it, but remember when Randy Johnson airmailed a heater to the backstop when facing John Kruk at the all star game a few years back? Chapman just did that on consecutive pitches to Schierholtz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, definitely remember that… Dah, gotta get home from lunch and watch this!

  139. Nico

    XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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    Whew, boy am I glad I didn’t give up Springer for Tanaka… bc that almost happened… But now this happened:

    Was offered – Shields/Kemp for Springs/JZ (10 team 6×5 Yahoo)

    Want to counter – Price/Kemp for Springer/JZ

    Which sides do you like? I think the first trade is asking too much from me. I can definitely use some help in avg, but if I’m giving up Springer for Kemp, I think I need to win the SP part of that trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Price/Kemp, not the other one

      • Nico

        XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Sir Grey of the House Albright. I think Nick, as the media guy, needs to work on a Razzball parody of GoT, but tell him no dicks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  140. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Ok i can go home now …CARGOMEZ just homered for me to make me 1 fer 12

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Grey: yeah CARGO 2!

  141. Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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    How bout this for an ouch? I just traded Andrus and Iannetta for Tanaka and M Montero three days ago!

    Would you drop any of Keuchel, Stroman, Reed, Seager, Betts, or Montero to pick up Crush or Segura or both off waivers? I’m inclined to value Betts the highest of that group, and I’m also inclined to let them slide through to free agency, but I could use a backup 1B, and who can’t use a potentially great SS? Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you need… These are apples and oranges

      • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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        @Grey: I don’t really “need” anyone. They are all bench players.

  142. SpecialFNK says:
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    I need a catcher to replace Molina.

    who is better going forward?

    Travis d’Arnaud
    Alex Avila
    Russell Martin
    Dioner Navarro
    John Jaso
    Chris Iannetta
    Jarrod Saltalamacchia

    who to drop?

    Molina
    HAlvarez
    Stubbs
    Viciedo
    Singleton

    12 team, yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    CA- Molina. 1B- VMartinez. 2B- Gennett. 3B- Freese. SS- Andrus. CI- Dunn. MI- Rollins.
    OF- Puig. OF- Ellsbury. OF- Span. OF- Saunders. OF- Taveras. UT- Morales.
    BN- Stubbs, Singleton, Viciedo. DL- Encarnacion. DL- Cuddyer
    SP- Shields. SP- Santana. RP- Papelbon. RP- Nathan.
    P- Janssen. P- Allen. P- Smith. P- Kennedy P-Ross.
    BN- Hamels, Alvarez, Cashner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Molina… D’Arnaud

  143. Qbert says:
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    Honestly, pedroia or scooter ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedroia

  144. Oppo Taco says:
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    Just traded away Polanco and a couple of picks to get a package to help me win this year…..but now I’ll be without yadier Molina…….dead lord.
    Best add?
    John Jaso
    Navarro
    Jason Castro
    Chirrinos
    Martin
    Salty

    ……fuck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chirinos

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: even though chrinios only plays barely over half the time? i would agree completely if he played more. he plays like mesoraco from last year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s who I’d go with

  145. The Wickler says:
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    Rank ROS:

    Wily Peralta
    Jesse Hahn
    Kevin Gausman
    Jimmy Nelson

    Would have to drop one of the top 3 to pick up Jimmy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Gausman

      • The Wickler says:
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        @Grey: What about Jesse Chavez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What about him?

  146. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Would u drop aybar for Alcantara…in a points league…that position has been a revolving door for me all year with waiver wire trash…drafted segura.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: don’t know about alcantara’s playing time, aybar has been great, except for steals, ranked top 100 on many player raters (in yahoo leagues anyway)

  147. Crock says:
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    Arenado/Verlander or Longo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo, it’s fair

  148. ashtray says:
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    My (formerly) dominant team is falling to pieces quickly. Let’s say I used up my DL spots on Votto and Encarnacion. Should I continue to hold Cole and Bailey (DL bound maybe) considering they will be using up a bench spot or should I cut them?

    12 team h2h 7×7

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose them

  149. Amicrazy says:
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    Grey,

    Last two years i’ve picked up goldy and rizzo late in drafts as your sleepers for the year…

    any early nominee’s for next year’s break out player?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too early

  150. Greyismyhero says:
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    Brandon Phillips now done also ….8-12 weeks just like Yadi……Too many injuries today huh…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch…Smoke it!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Greyismyhero: maybe only 6 weeks on phillips

  151. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    give up :polanco and arrieta

    get: bumgarner and laroche

    12 team mixed h2h

    do i take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Bum

  152. getoffmylawn says:
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    I’m really tiring of segura in my day to day life, go home segura, you’re drunk. I picked up zobrist in the meantime while segura is facedown on my front lawn..er bench.

    I have an OF of Cutch, Rios, Hamilton, and Polanco.

    I got an offer for Polanco for Castro. Should I accept and be done with segura? Or let segura spread his filth on my nice manicured lawn in the hopes he sobers up soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, take Castro

  153. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Would love to add Jimmy Nelson but I don’t have many options to cut. I’m currently in first place and trying to set myself up for the 2nd half. Would you drop any of these guys for Nelson:

    Jose Quintana – just recently added him. He’s been on quite a run recently.
    Keuchel (4 straight bad starts – has the bottom dropped out? Or just a rough patch?)
    Brandon Phillips -or is he worth stashing on the DL for 8-12 weeks?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phillips

  154. Bob says:
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    Sigh…have injuries to bailey, encarnacion, Gordon, and now Molina.
    Who’s the ROS replacement for Yadier Molina in a 6×6 with OPS?

    Suzuki
    D’arnaud
    Zunino
    Ramos
    Martin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  155. homerusuck says:
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    homer bailey hitting the DL might be the best thing for my pitching this year. maybe not. i cant tell what to think of this guy. why did you do this to me?

    to replace him, would you go mike minor jose quintana or ian kennedy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor

      • homerusuck says:
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        @Grey: quintana’s got a perfect game going on!! haha thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You jinxed that

          • homerusuck says:
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            @Grey: i’ll tweet at him later to apologize or something.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

  156. smegma says:
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    Segura/Bum/Ramos for Puig/Aybar? non keeper other team lost Tanaka/Molina. I could pickup Montero until Gattis gets back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  157. Johnny Podres says:
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    Dozier for Samardzjaa>

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  158. Fish says:
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    Springer for Gio?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, prolly try to get a bit more on the arm front

  159. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    bauer over any of odrisamer/mccarthy? already dropping miley for gee (didn’t right away, since this is daily-tomorrow league anyway)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: over which, i’m guessing odrisamer since having a k/bb of less than 1 probably isn’t a good thing going forward

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Odrisamer

  160. Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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    Hey Grey, this question again:

    Would you drop any of Keuchel, Stroman, Reed, Seager, Betts, or Montero to pick up Crush or Segura or both off waivers? I’m inclined to value Betts the highest of that group, and I’m also somewhat inclined to let those two slide through to free agency. However, I could maybe use a backup 1B, and who can’t use a potentially great SS? Holt and Cron are also free agents.

    I don’t really “need” any of them per se. Just looking at top value. If I were forced to highlight a need it might be at 1B since I only have one player there, but Miggy’s pretty good. My roster is pretty set. All I’m really after here is backups and potential breakout prospects.

    Thanks again for your thoughts!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own Montero if he’s a 2nd catcher… Segura would be the only one I’d grab

      • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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        @Grey: My other two are on the DL. Gattis and Mauer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who is Crush, btw? Chris Davis or Khris?

      • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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        @Grey: Chris. I’d say Khrush for Khris. Sorry.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Davis should be owned over Betts

          • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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            @Grey: …and Segura over Davis. Ok. Thanks again!

  161. goodfold2 says:
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    good work on picking quintana over a few others for spot in my main money league where i badly need a good starter to just keep with carmart/wily p/keuchel/ lingering around till i get pickups again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: but for those of us in losses leagues, 3 baserunners so far, and probably about to get a loss is str up b.s. it’s like a sale loss.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: 4 baserunners in 7 innings with no homers allowed and 3 earned is BS (and a loss). i am finally about to be tied in whip though. so i got that going for me. was at 1.8 even during part of yesterday.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: at least koji coughed up the loss. now i love that start with the .57 whip. although koji is my ace RP in a different money league. opps.

  162. SteveNZ says:
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    Eff baseball. Again. I’m down 20-11 in Runs, 7-2 in HRs and 33-9 in RBIs to a team that has Howard, Utley, Josh Hamilton and Tex.

    WTF is this? 2006?

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @SteveNZ: I think me and you are the few here that play H2H Steve, and I feel your pain….Totally unreal what I have going on in my leagues this week….Too funny actually.

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Greyismyhero: I’m with ya

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @jef with 1 f: have you seen the comments, there isn’t that few of us, maybe amongst frequent commentators.

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @goodfold2: honestly I never noticed

          • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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            @goodfold2: h2h each cat money league myself

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Toe Knee Arm Ass: majority of my H2H’s are each cat, it makes more sense, if you go 13-0 in categories why would that only be worth 1-0 for that week? and losing 6-7 is barely a loss. i’m in a lot of rotos too. only one H2H total (which sucks, entire week can swing on one hit on sunday night, from entire win to loss)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  163. LASTELLLLLAAAAAAAA says:
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    Once again great article

    I just got an interesting trade offer: my Salvador Perez and Jesse Chavez for his Cueto

    This is a must trade right?

    Also this isn’t materialized yet, just a phone call so far (he offered), but if it were Yordano in there instead of Chavez would you still take it?

    Ps. I have Mesoraco as my backup so I think I’m good for rest of season and my pitching is borderline worst in the league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d want Cueto, it’s not close

  164. goodfold2 says:
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    couple of retreads from earlier, got three different answers for question 1.
    1. keep 4 of these in 12 team H2H with QS/OPS/XBH/net steals/k’s against
    F-Her/Cargo/Upton/Braun/Rizzo. early in year this was easy, it was Rizzo out. not now he isn’t
    2. 12 team roto with same stats
    keep three and i have trout/mccutch for sure, is harper still the third with kluber/ventura/altuve/baez/cobb/stroman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Not CarGo 2. Yes

    • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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      @goodfold2:
      1. Keep Felix, Braun, Rizzo. Your choice betwixt the other two. Crazy that you don’t have someone lesser to dump. Hard to tell with only those stat categories. Surely those aren’t the only five?
      2. Altuve. Screw Harper.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Inglourious Dirty Ol’ Basterd: 1. i inherited this team with those 4 late last year and drafted Rizzo late this year (comparted to ADP)

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @a href=”#comment-2268828″>goodfold2: wait, it’s not ONLY those categories, but those added to normal ones.

  165. los locos says:
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    Fernado Rodney or Steve Cischek?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodney

  166. kev says:
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    In light of Brandon Philips being out for the year, who is the best MI option off the wire between Scooter Gennett, Erick Aybar, Kolten Wong and Tommy La Stella? I don’t need speed but need OPS and AVG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not out for the year… Scooter

  167. Oz says:
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    Lol I traded Marco Estrada for Evan Gattis a few hours ago in my super pitching heavy league. Definitely hoping Jimmy Nelson sticks around.

    Long term (next season and beyond), can you rank who you like best between Smyly, Hutchinson, Jesse Chavez, and Willy Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch, Smyly

  168. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    1-11 1tb 1 bb wow this is sucking bad

  169. herschel says:
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    @Grey: any chance alcantara sticks after papa evolution is back?

    • herschel says:
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      @herschel: nevermind. looks like he is staying up with the club.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Really?

        • herschel says:
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          @Grey: think anything is wrong with darvish? hiding an injury? has got hit pretty hard in 5 of his last 7…or is this a chance to buy low?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, I think he might have injury concerns, I wouldn’t mess with him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think so

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: rotoworld says that alcantara impressed enough he will stay up for now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Very nice!

  170. Dkohn says:
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    Gr~ey,

    Who you like more Mookie or Alcantara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mookie

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: i was gonna ask about wong vs alcantara, but clearly if mookie is ahead of alcantara wong is better than both.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Alcantrara

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I didn’t know Alcantrara was going to stay up when I said those previous Wongs

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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            @Grey: this makes some wong drops then.

  171. stonepie says:
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    bailey not expected to miss any time. whew

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

    • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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      @stonepie: Now, we just pray for Tanaka.

  172. jef with 1 f says:
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    Thank you Kazmir

  173. herschel says:
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    @Grey: think romo has any shot of getting the closer role back? was offered him for my leake…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he does, I wouldn’t trade for him though, that guy will probably drop him, unless it’s a deep league

  174. homerusuck says:
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    grey, i was told that the only reason taijuan was sent down was to get more starts during the all-star break (where clearly no one is playing) and will be back up after. have you heard this as welll

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  175. herschel says:
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    @Grey: think anything is wrong with darvish? hiding an injury? has got hit pretty hard in 5 of his last 7…or is this a chance to buy low?

  176. Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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    Mauer, Beltre, M Montero for Longo, Lucroy, Watson.
    Is it fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

      • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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        @Grey: Is that enough to get Longo and Lucroy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Should be

          • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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            @Grey: It’s a keeper. So, he might balk on Beltre for Longo, but that’s of course, why I want him.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Nope

                • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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                  @Grey: Sweet. I’m running with it! Thanks Grey!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    No problem

  177. Lemmingness says:
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    10 team keeper weekly points league (K’s -1, keep 5)

    Which side between
    Encarnacion for Adam Jones + either Pedroia or Heyward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones, Pedroia

  178. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    This might just end the Darwin Barney era . Dude always had that 1 bullet in his pocket and you never knew when he was gonna use it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  179. doghat666 says:
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    11 team, 10×10 daily roto keeper league
    Currently have Rendon 2B, Gordon SS, Castro MI
    Wong or Alcantrara for bench bat?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @doghat666: it’s gonna be wong, i deduced it above (not that far above)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcantrara

  180. doghat666 says:
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    11 team, 10×10 daily roto keeper league
    Currently have Rendon 2B, Gordon SS, Castro MI
    Wong or Alcantrara for bench bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcantrara

  181. goodfold2 says:
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    rank schumaker/not too zealous when we pick him up wheeler/the other c.dickerson. waivers tonight and i have zealous, possibly room for 2 of these if beltran get’s DL’ed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zelous

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: who’s 2nd if i have room?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wheeler

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: i thought zelous was first from the first answer. who’s 2nd best in case i get room. by the way, I’M GETTING overZEALOUS!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They’re all garbage, flip a coin… If it comes up Schumaker, flip again…

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: that’s good stuff.

                • goodfold2 says:
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                  @goodfold2: seeing how this league is deep like real life teams, i wonder if that’s how they handle guys like this.

  182. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    1.NL only drop hill or baez for alcantara?
    2.this would make me drop a 2nd person (lake) to activate crawford. so drop lake or crawford as well?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: in 2. could drop coglan or ruggiano as well. lake has been so much worse though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez…Crawford

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: i jumped before the answer by dumping lake (but with his terribleness for a while i can reaquire), found out i had room when DL’ing beckett for alcantara and dropping nobody yet. will do baez later. this whole team is now almost all CUBS/WAS in rendon/zimm/desmond/alcantara/lake (soon)/coglan/ruggiano/rizzo. only non CUBS/WAS is puig/mesoraco/k.davis/owings (DL)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  183. Endershadow says:
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    fat Adams or Davis? OBP/SLG

    Verlander or Rios? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fatt…. Rios…Both are toss ups

  184. Have an offer of Arrieta for my Ozuna. Not sure I buy into the Cub finding himself, and also roster T. Walker & Stroman. Too much risk on one staff? Or solid value for the Big O? Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Arrieta

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  185. Crock says:
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    Arenado/Hanley or Longo/Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado side, it’s fair

  186. TJ says:
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    D. Gordon/McCutchen or T. Hunter/Asdrubal/Ortiz

    • Greys #1 Fan says:
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      @TJ:

      Dgordon and cutch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon side, it’s not close

  187. Kid A says:
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    Looking at my FCL team and wondering how I ended up with all these f#%*ing cubs on my team?!?

    Alcanatara, Ruggiano, Coghlan, Ramirez, etc.. – Like a goddamn tribble infestation.

    Could be worse, I could have Sky’s vomitous team…HOO-WEE!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sky’s team is bad on your league too? Ouch…

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: It’s knives out all the time.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Considering I was ahead of you in the standings just yesterday, I’m not certain if calling my team bad is an insult more to me or to yourself.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I expect nothing less on a site that got its name from razzing…

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Kid A: now there’s radiohead quotes, huh. i’m trying to find that radiohead/jay z mashup but the seeders are all out to lunch. i have all of those same CUBS, and Lake, but’s in NL only.

  188. Jayrod Ceol says:
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    Hey Grey!
    CJ Wilson and his flippin hair commercials finally hitting the DL! Yay!! Now I have a better reason not to start his sucktastic arm..

    I’ve got a problem. Wilin Rosario plays like every 3 days and Jean Segura is struggling. I need to add guys to back them up and get points in the days that neither of these guys go. I was thinking Marwin Gonz for SS and I have no clue for Catcher..

    Here are a list of whats available. Its a 12team OPS points league with limited moves..

    SS
    Jeter
    Simmons
    Boegarts
    Suarez (not the biter)
    Rojas
    Marwin Gonzalez

    C
    Saltalamacchia
    d’Arnaud
    Chirinos
    Vogt
    Avila
    Grandal

    What do you think? Which two awful pickups should I settle with?

    Thanks for your input :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons…d’Arnaud

      • Jayrod Ceol says:
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        @Grey: Pheww ok I can go with that. Kind of close to my thoughts too. I was honestly waiting for you to cuss me out for even considering having a second catcher though hehe Thanks sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  189. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hello Grey

    Do you like my anibal Sanchez and George springer for his Chris sale ?

    10 man , h2h standard 5×5

    C: Rosario
    1B: goldy
    2b: kipnis
    3b: longo
    SS: andrus
    Of: jupton, springer, mccutchen
    Util: kdavis, polanco
    Bench: Fat Adams , betts

    Sp: anibal bailey yu arrieta gray wood Kluber
    RP: Casilla krod qualls Doolittle
    Na: walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Sale

  190. SteveNZ says:
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    And now that I’ve dropped Simmons…

    • Kid A says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      Launched him into orbit already? You run a tight Effing ship.

      Congratulations on another fantastic Lester start – Personally, I would have dropped him to stream Bartolo today.

      But that’s just me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  191. SteveNZ says:
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    And J Up GIDP. Of course he does. Not even an RBI.

  192. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    ok Peter Adam Lind for the block.

  193. Count de monetball says:
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    Yes! Alcantara is not getting sent down. I guess my question regarding what he has to do to give the purple evelutionist a demotion as a welcome to fatherhood present is go 4-5 with 2 runs and 3 rbi’s!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  194. Pin pong says:
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    Great stuff as always..

    H2h16 team redraft

    Better dl stash for playoffs

    Will Meyers
    Or
    Cudyear

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Myers

  195. homerusuck says:
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    all aboard the alacantara train?. whenever i say his name i almost say abracadabra.

    i’ve literally picked up neil walker/scooter/wong, and now prob this guy all in the past week. my leaguemates have to be sick of it.

    is it alacantara over all those guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go Arismendy

  196. osnam says:
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    Hey, I know its late but I figured I’d give it a shot. I was thinking about giving up N. Cruz, Longoria, Y. Ventura, and J. Weaver for Miguel Cabrera, Greinke, and K. Jansen. Is that too much or too little to offer? And if it’s fair, should I even send it or just hold? Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Miggy side

  197. Big Magoo says:
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    The benches cleared during the Reds/Cubs game after Chapman’s fastballs to the backstop, but nothing came of it other than a bunch of jawing and some light shoving. Gone are the Pedro/Zimmer and Nolan/Ventura showdowns it seems.

    So, Francis B. bit the dust. Reminds me of Frank (the Italian guy) from an earlier season. Started off strong, then fell off of a cliff. I’m digging this season though. It seems like Courtney has taken Leslie’s place as the villain of the bunch. Cutter just might have some body parts hidden away in a detached freezer somewhere as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha on the almost brawl…. Yeah, Francis B was a low personality guy that the show used to show ‘we will cut anyone at any time,’ but he was either going to the bottom 4 or out this week and it didn’t matter… Still like the punk rock music video guy…

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I get what you’re saying. If someone’s boring, that person better cook his/her ass off to make it far. When 2-3 competitors are on the chopping block and it’s a coin flip situation, they’ll let the most interesting/volatile personalities stick around… Bodes well for Courtney, Christian, Elizabeth, Leslie, and even Cutter. Dude seems like an average cook, but he flies off the handle.

        • Kid A says:
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          @Big Magoo: Which season of “All My Children” is this?

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @Kid A: All of them?

            • Kid A says:
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              @Big Magoo: Jesus, it’s gonna take me FOREVER to catch up to you guys. No more spoilers please.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, exactly… Cutter wasn’t going home yesterday after his outburst… Only if he was standing next to someone who had a bigger personality, like Leslie or Courtney…

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Courtney is super fake. She seems to be very manipulative, which bodes well for her chances in this competition though. I agree with Christian on that, though I’m not the president of his fan club either… Not completely sold on Flock of Seagulls either, with all of his test tube gimmicks. Seems like a poor man’s Marcel from Top Chef (if you remember him)… I kind of like the video game dude to go far. Seems to know what he’s doing without pissing off too many people.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, of course I remember Marcel…They tried to shave his head! Yeah, video game guy could win, because he’s no obnoxious and he’s solid so it gives the competition an air of legitimacy….

              • Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: Top Chef is more legitimate than most of these other cooking competitions it seems. Doesn’t seem like they pull too many punches there (emphasis on TOO)… MasterChef? Eh. Some of the pieces are probably moved around the chess board there… Hell’s Kitchen? I don’t even watch that garbage anymore. Haven’t watched an episode from this season. It’s been a complete joke in recent seasons…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hell’s Kitchen is stupid, I watch, but it’s funny to think he would actually put any of these numbskulls in charge of his kitchen

                  • Big Magoo says:
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                    @Grey: Ja’Nel might be fun to party with…

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Big Magoo:

          leslie’s a plant .

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @costaricanchata: Could be. Seems like he knows what he’s doing cooking-wise though. In a group setting, he’s a complete mess. Might be a producer’s brother-in-law or something…

  198. Bryan says:
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    Jimmy Nelson worth rostering over Ervin Santana, or bench bats like Betts or Willingham?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Betts

  199. The Borzoi says:
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    Stanton and Alcides Escobar or Puig and Reyes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  200. Halkster says:
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    Please rank ROS
    Got sbs covered
    Need some hrs runs and rbis

    Holiday
    Jennings
    Belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of these guys are giving real power… Holliday, Belt

  201. costaricanchata says:
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    i wonder if starting pitching is going to be “hella deep”
    after the asb .
    how deep will it be ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  202. Hans says:
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    Grey,
    Polanco and Arenado or Frazier/Donaldson and Calhoun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier side

  203. Kid A says:
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    Tanaka donezo with a torn ligament.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Kid A: And my FCL team along with him.

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @SteveNZ: Your team’s still quite good without him. If you’re interested in acquiring pitching, let me know.

        • Kid A says:
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          @Big Magoo:

          *elbows way in front*

          Any interest in Homer, SteveO?

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @Kid A: Ouch. They’re saying it’s potentially a six week deal, but that seems like wishful thinking.

      Tanaka, Phillips, Molina, and maybe Bailey this week. Don’t own any of those guys anywhere. The fantasy gods seem to be evening out the playing field after all of the early season crap I’ve had to endure.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Big Magoo: Looks like the whole injury situation is normalising. I’d gone pretty much the whole year without any injury problems to speak of. But the last week or 10 days, Cashner, Cole, Tanaka, Beltran and Phillips have gone down.

        Just me catching up to the rest of y’all.

        • Big Magoo says:
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          @SteveNZ: Cole is a different story. He was one of my targets this season, so I think that I drafted him in six or seven leagues. I feel your pain on that one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

  204. Greyismyhero says:
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    That Colby Lewis line has to be worse of year right?

    2.1IP/13h/11ER

    I’m surprised he wasnt on my team.

    • Kid A says:
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      @Greyismyhero:

      we are on a wavelength,.

      !ti ekomS.

      • Greyismyhero says:
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        @Kid A: LOL….it took me a little bit but spelled backwards….awesome !!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  205. Kid A says:
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    Colby Lewis has a Game Score of -16 tonight – the second worst in baseball since 1940.

    Drop Tanaka for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see it in some leagues

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Kid A: what about that NYM vs PHI game from a couple of years ago that the starter for NYM allowed like 9 runs in the first inning, or that game of that KC SP around 5 years ago who is now a RP somewhere else, PIT I think.

  206. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    this is actually really great, since every league i couldn’t get wong in i got alcantara in last 6 days. ye haw! now find out he’s projected more valuable (he was a higher ranked prospect)

  207. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    what the hell, yahoo, why isn’t Lind DL’ed yet!

  208. The Borzoi says:
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    Vogt now that he is playing OF and 1B what kind of value ROS as C in Yahoo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bottom of the barrel in 14 team or deeper

  209. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    somebody mentioned starting colby jacked cheese today. i hope they went back on that thought.

  210. Hans says:
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    Grey, You passed over mine above. Any chance you can revisit?

  211. The Borzoi says:
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    Latos approx SP ROS rank? Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      22

  212. john says:
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    struggling with this one but would you trade Dozier for Cano?? His average and I think equal power in the second half will help me I will lose SB but h2h format im already middle of lg in that cat.

    Id prob have to throw in an arm like ventura or carlos martinez or alex wood

    dozier and one arm above for Cano??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Cano, it’s not close

  213. john says:
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    Top 2-3 MI……. head spinning

    Bmiller alcantara scooter betts wong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arismendy, Wong

  214. Sange76 says:
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    12 team head to head points keeper

    My cano, pence, g. Cole and Boegarts for
    Kipnis, mesoraco and mike minor.

    Catcher is Gomes with Mauer in DL
    OF is pence. Brantley, Polanco, a Gordon, Alex rios
    Staff is Hamels, Richards, g cole, Arrieta, Stroman, y Ventura.
    Ss Reyes. Bogaerts. Hardy on the wire.
    3b Alvarez and mcgehee

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  215. jef with 1 f says:
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    Grey grey…you like alcentara…(don’t even know if I spelled that shizz right) over Wong and Gennett?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcantara…. Yeah, over them

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: Ha I’m running out of moves between these three

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • homerusuck says:
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            @Grey: man with wongs last 5 games (5 runs, 3 hrs, 4 rbis, 2sb’s) i’m excited for alcantara if grey says alcantara>wong

  216. Mike says:
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    got proposed My Freeman + Wilson Ramos for his Greinke + Choo.

    i need help in OF but im not sure if this trade is better for me.

    http://imgur.com/a/y900l first two is my team, second two is his.

    please help!! thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t give links of your team… I’d want the Freeman side, it’s fair.. Greinke is the piece in that trade, not Choo…If you want to upgrade your OF, upgrade that and not your pitching

  217. john says:
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    I guess SS specific betts or miller who the top?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  218. costaricanchata says:
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    hey Kiwi :

    is that mariners’ pitching staff
    of any interest to you tonight ?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      figure the bartender for 8 K ‘s ?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @costaricanchata: Don’t own any of those guys. Getting killed this week in that (h2h) league, by a bunch of washed-up has-beens.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @SteveNZ:

        i wonder if tonight’s pitching strategy
        will negatively affect king felix’s mind-set/performance tomorrow ,
        against the A ‘s .
        am guessing they’re going to make him throw lots of pitches .

  219. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Always a wealth of knowledge for us! Keeper league format, who would you keep looking to 2015 and beyond?

    1. Polanco or Segura?
    2. Freeman or Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Polanco…Rizzo

  220. john says:
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    From what Im reading and tweeting with Rockie insiders looks like they want Dickerson to play everyday in LF. Surely he will get day off im guessing once week for sure but pretty good news for Dickerson owners. Blackmon supposed to go back to CF as well.

    Anyone have any thoughts on these guys Dickerson a good OF$ in a 10 teamer?

    • john says:
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      @john: OF4*

  221. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    drop keuchel in 12 teamer and wily in any size league for nelson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  222. john says:
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    dozier an arm ventura wood or Cmart for Kinsler?

    • john says:
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      @john: plenty of arms will come up to replace these sp, twalker was just dropped is one option.

  223. goodfold2 says:
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    damn shame just one more guy could’ve had the day off today, would’ve gotten alcantara’s stats, had him benched. no reason to think he’d do that today, better than scooter/harrison/rios/jones/polanco, now might not have a SS for ROW with andrus having something happen to his ankle. if he’s hurt (it would have to be post all star though, i don’t have pickups till then) go jeter (he gets steals now?)/jhonnie/mercer/forscythe (cooled off)/some dude named marwin

  224. john says:
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    Hosmer warming up? hmmm? rather have him over blackmon 10 tm h2h with limited moves or stick with power speed combo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  225. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G for one of my util spots in 10 team h2h Yelich, Calhoun or Alcantara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

  226. goodfold2 says:
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    other c.dickerson or smolinski?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  227. Fielder's fatties says:
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    Altuve/Porcello for Abreu/Shark to team that lost Phillips? Is it close or change up the SPs to the following: Other SPs for me to put in are bum/anibal/bailey and others he has that are decent are richards/fister/iwakuma. non keeper points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Abreu

  228. los locos says:
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    Would you go Jimmy Nelson, Gausman or Odorizzi?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @los locos: i know nelson was over gausman earlier today, and i’m guessing over odorizzi too, but odorizzi has been mostly very good for a bit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson

  229. homerusuck says:
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    So Alcantara doesnt have 2b eligibitlity in ESPN. will he gain it soon?

    is he worth picking up tomorrow to avoid someone else getting him, or wait until espn changes him to 2b to pick him up.

    i’d be dropping kolten wong and rolling without a 2b for a couple of days until they change it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He will

  230. homerusuck says:
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    whos this jimmy nelson guy, what kind of a veteran pitcher does he profile as?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll go over him tomorrow

      • homerusuck says:
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        @Grey: should i be picking him up? dont know how competitive my league is but stroman/walker/heaney all got snagged quick. he on their level?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  231. costaricanchata says:
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    hey !
    did anybody see that ?
    they just flashed a promo for planet of the apes
    on my mlbtv screen … during the game (dodgers/padres) .
    i ain’t paying them to do that .
    who do i speak to around here ??

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      @costaricanchata:

      and just now ,kershaw’s streak gets broken ?
      co-inkydink ??
      i think not .

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Jinxer!

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @costaricanchata: i had a streak for the cash prop that kershaw wouldn’t allow an earned run to the pads. damn. headley too, weird. oh he did go back to his old swing lately.

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          @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey:

          yeah .
          if i wasn’t over here typing
          and bitching about that damn ad ,
          i’d have been watching the game , and
          clayton would have had goose eggs throughout .
          it’s a friggin’ conspiracy , i tell ya .
          (sorry about your cash , though . it was just an innocent by-stander .
          what do those L.A. kids call it ? shrooms ??)

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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            @costaricanchata: streak for the cash is free. i didn’t have a shot in hell of winning it anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  232. homerusuck says:
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    ozuna or yelich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs

      • homerusuck says:
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        @Grey: keeper league, who do you like going forward in their career

  233. ty says:
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    I’m a greedy hoarding outfield monger.. springer, Jones, Calhoun ,Choo, JD Martinez and K.Davis. Its been working because i’m in 2nd and set in most offensive categories but SB. You think any of the lower end guys are drop able for L.Cain? or stay hoarding

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, unless you need steals then Davis

      • ty says:
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        @Grey: Thank you sir, that was the answer I was fishing for

  234. nick the dick says:
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    Ill be waiting for a Kenny Bania joke for Arismendy, thanks.

  235. Jay says:
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    Who do I move for freeman?

    Cargo
    Sale
    Adam jones
    Or a package of sonny gray and a high draft pick? You think gray could Freddie straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray and draft pick

  236. pickleball says:
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    yan gomes or stephen vogt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomes

  237. Jay says:
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    Hosmer or Zobrist.

    Position irrelevant. Looking at overall production.