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Can you get him for cheaper than he’s worth?  Is panic mode setting in for his owner?  Is he walking around muttering Effjols?  When you look into the eyes of your opponent who owns Albert Pujols, what do you see?  Do you see someone who is hiding tears, pretending they just came out of Subway and the godforsaken onion smell that you need to walk on the other side of the street to avoid has caused them to cry?  Or do you see someone steeled in their resolve?  If it’s the former and former is the first one, you pounce like a feral cat that you’re allergic to.  A feral, I-used-to-be-tame-but-now-I’m-gonna-scratch-your-eyes-out-and-put-them-on-a-kebab-and-serve-them-with-tabouli cat!  There’s no way Pujols just ups and leaves Fantasy Worthiness Land, unless the Angels accidentally signed Alburt Pujols, Albert’s evil, mustachioed brother who the Pujols family disowned 30 years ago and has been plotting his revenge ever since.  (Albert) Pujols has 30 homers, 100 RBIs, 100 runs, .300 average for breakfast and then says he has room for dessert.  Who has dessert with breakfast?!  Albert Pujols does.  You don’t trade that away for pennies on the dollar, but you do prey on the weak and buy that.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Tony Campana – Campana is so steals-crazy he’s like the jittery, smoking guy who asks you where the bathroom is in a bad part of town and you instinctively hold your backpocket to make sure he doesn’t rob your wallet.  That’s Tony Campana.

Luke Scott – The “Luke Scott has cooled off!” and “No, he hasn’t!” camps have moved further apart than Israel and Palestine.  Right now, I’m in the “No, he hasn’t!” camp, but if the U.S. sends in a healthy Nolan Reimold, I may be swayed to flip sides.

Gerardo Parra – Almost hate promoting Parra because it means no Krispie.  Member that fine brother who left his face in the Chase Field wall like Han Solo in carbon?  Miss you, Krispie!  Parra is a decent, not great, five category guy.

Brennan Boesch – For a while there, Boesch looked like cold soup, which is seriously nasty.  Has anyone ever had cold soup that’s tasted good?  I feel like you need to be an old Russian woman to like it.  Anyway, Boesch is in a great spot in the lineup and now hitting.

Stephen Drew – Wondering who the next guy is that you stash on your DL and then drop him once you have to activate him?  Here ya go!

Alcides Escobar – Here’s another guy I’ve be on for about two years and finally it’s looking like it might make a modicum of sense.  He has nice speed and he’s actually hitting.  Like peas and carrots, those two.

Bryan LaHair – Sure, you kinda want to call him B. Bryan LaHair, and don’t believe in love at first sight, but I believe in love at first.  Can I be with LaHair just one night?  Nah, but I could wear him outside like a suit made of cheddarwurst.  Did that rhyme?  I’m not sure it matters.

Francisco Cordero – Santos isn’t returning for at least a month with shoulder issues.  My best guess is Cordero saves more games than Santos this year.  Actually, that’s not my best guess, but my most realistic guess.  My best guess would be Lichtenstein.  But that’s my best guess for every question.  Why don’t they let me on Jeopardy?

Santiago Casilla – Not sure why he’s still owned in less than 50% of leagues (usually my cutoff), but he is.  Wilson’s out for the year; Casilla will get saves.  Don’t make me hack your fantasy account and add him!

Matt Thornton – Look up chilly in the dictionary and you find Santiago.  Pun point!  Could Reed be next?  Could be… Well, could be a few guys, but my money’s on Thornton.

Ross Detwiler – Prior to the 2007 draft, he was considered the 2nd best lefty behind only Price.  Shizz got derailed, or Detwilered.  At one point, he had a 9+ K-rate and solid control.  He might be a really late-bloomer.  I’d prefer that than a guy that has never been anything, but had one great game *cough* Humber *cough*.

Tommy Milone –  His last start was like someone playing Scramble on their iPhone.  Amazing!  Incredible!  Genius!  Wanna look behind the curtain at how I put together these Buy/Sells?  Come with me, attractive-to-your-mother friend!  I usually look at the most added and dropped players in ESPN, but I saw Milone wasn’t there, so I figured he was owned in so many leagues that he wasn’t applicable.  But then I got thinking — hey, sometimes thinking happens.  So I Googled Milone’s name to see how much he’s owned.  He’s owned in 5% of leagues.  (For reference point, Ryan Madson is owned in 12% of leagues; yes, the Ryan Madson that isn’t playing for 12 months.)  So it wasn’t that Milone was owned, it was that he wasn’t being added.  He has a 0.85 WHIP in 27 innings.  If you have a middle reliever for ratio help, the best middle reliever may not have a 0.85 WHIP through 27 innings, and it would take until June to get that many innings.  You might be saying to yourself, “Well, a lot of good this info does me now after he’s already thrown those innings.”  A) Before his first start on April 6th, I said to Buy him.  B) Going forward, I still like him for ratio help.  C) Seriously, what more do you need?  You’re bleeding me dry of fantasy baseball ‘pertness!

Jason Hammel – As mentioned the other day, he gets the Bronx jeers in his next start, but you should own him.

Trevor Bauer – He’s on his way.  Eventually.  How do I know?  I read it on Twitter along with something Ashton Kutcher’s assistant wrote anonymously.  If you have room on your team, move the mattress you saturated in cat urine to hide the weed smell and stash Bauer.

Jarrod Parker – Parker’s no poseur you indie, black-rimmed glasses kid, but if you grab him, because of his jersey, you can tell your friends you’re going green.  Even pick him up using your iPhone while driving your Prius and not paying attention to the road so you run over a pedestrian.

SELL

Ike Davis – How about those fences coming in, huh?  Good ol’ Metco!  You know when I’ll be excited by Mets hitters?  When they move the fences behind home plate.  I don’t mean the fences that are behind there already.  I mean, moving the outfield fences to the other side of home.  Bunt homers!  That’s what I’m looking for.  Davis’s own manager sold him down the river when a lefty came out of the bullpen, pinch hitting for him.  In shallower leagues, make like Tina and drop Ike.  In deeper ones, I’d probably shove him to my bench with Adam Dunn or whatever schmohawk you’re fatally attached to.

Mark Reynolds – I was trying to hold out hope for Mini Donkey but he looks like he’s headed for a Big Donkey circa 2011 season.  A slump for a guy that strikes out nine out of five times to the plate is death.  What’s that smell in here?  “Grey’s cleaning out some mold that was forming in my fridge!  I’ll be up in a second to clip your toenails!”  That’s you talking to your Mom.

Gaby Sanchez – “My Mom’s busting my chops and Yo Gaby Gaby was in the last Sell column!  Get to the good ones!”  Okay, moving on.

Derek Jeter – You know who’s smiling right now?  Minka.  Let the haters hate, right, Minka?  I hear ya, girl.  A’la Clubber Lang, “Let me know if you want a real, mustachioed man!”  I have nothing against Jeter.  Maybe he’s going all Zombino and eating the hearts of pitchers all year.  Though I seriously doubt that.  Do you remember how low he was going in drafts this year?  Do you remember why?  Because he’s been The Sexiest Man Alive That Can’t Hit 12 Homers Or Steal 20 Bases.  Is he hot garbage?  Did you just dump a fresh off a hot plate Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity into the trash?  No?  Then he’s not hot garbage.  He should hit around .300 and get around 10-ish homers and steals.  Yippee!  Whooooooo cares?  I’ll take Altuve and see Jeter on the other side of I still don’t care.  His name value is so much more valuable than actual value.  I wouldn’t trade him for a five DVD set of Step By Step’s third season, but I’d explore options.

  1. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Hey, I’m in a wedding for the next hours… Help each other, thanks!

    • PastaMan says:
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      @Grey, You sound like the middle school teacher who left the room for coffee break

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

    • Chunk says:
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      @Grey, gazpacho on the menu?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Shizz is terrible…

        • boognish says:
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          @Grey,

          how about gazboescho?

  2. Dominic says:
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    Would you trade Paul Konerko and Derek Jeter for Pujols?

    • mc serch says:
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      @Dominic, in a heartbeat

      • AdamH says:
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        @mc serch, Agreed

    • Baron Von Vulturewins

      Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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      @Dominic, Yes yes and yes. In a related story: yes. This just in: Yes.
      BREAKING NEWS ALERT: Yes.

    • tenaciousdeucer says:
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      @Dominic,

      For what its worth, last season Konerko and Pujols tied for 16th in MLB at .906 OPS. In 2010 Pujols was 4th in OPS @ 1.011 while Konerko was 6th @ .977. This season, its not even close with PK leading all 1B and third in MLB while Pujols sits at .601.

      Jeter prolly won’t keep up this pace but he may be a damned sight better that what you can pick up on FA.

      If you must make the deal, I’d say Konerko for Pujols straight up.

  3. smegma says:
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    Drop Cahill and/or Bard for

    a. Milone (who will likely get 2 starts next week @Bos,@TB) and/or
    b. Arroyo (likely 2 starts CHI, @Pit)?

    • AdamH says:
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      @smegma, I’d keep Cahill. Bard/Milone is a tough decision for me, but I guess whatever your team needs (ratios or K’s?)

      • smegma says:
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        @AdamH,

        Thanks for the reply – this is a 12 team H2H points league. Get 10pts for W, -5 for L, 7 for S, 1pt per k,ip and -1 per er. Not looking for any categories, just looking for points.

    • Smokey

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      @smegma, Arroyo looks decent with 2 decent match-ups. Hmmm wonder if he will be in tomorrows post.

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey,

        WWGD here? Drop Bard for Milone or Arroyo – both have 2 start weeks next week. Of course Bard had a good start tonight to muddy the water.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Milone…..

  4. Lines says:
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    What is Cozart’s value going forward? Is he good for anything other than average and runs? Should I drop him for Belt (who hit the wire) in a 12-team, H2H keeper? Am I dumb for having to ask? Will every sentence in this post be a question?

    Not if I can help it.

    Thanks!

    • Baron Von Vulturewins

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      @Lines, Rudy covered Cozart in the morning comments round-up: I think the takeaway is Cozart is good, not great: think .275/10/10 with plus runs if he sticks at leadoff for the Reds. So… not an auto-drop for Belt, but no need to clutch him to your bosom if something more shiny comes along.

      I just dropped him for Shiny Jarrod Parker, for example. I have Erick “Where the Extra K Stands for Extra Ks” Aybar in reserve. Him and Cozart = a potato wrestling a potato.

      • Yup, I don’t like rostering a 4th MI so if you have 3 MIs, dump Cozart for hot schmotatos in hopes of finding someone with 20+ HR and/or SB upside. FWIW, I like Aybar more than Cozart too.

        • Lines says:
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          @Rudy Gamble, Thanks!

      • Lines says:
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        @Baron Von Vulturewins, Thanks for the input. I need an extra outfielder (waiting on Trout) more than I need a second shortstop, so I might let ol’ ZC find his own way from here on. I really should have scrolled down a little further to read the round-up, but… I didn’t. And here we are now.

      • Fuij (Fausto or Roberto? RCL) says:
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        @Baron Von Vulturewins, A potato wrestling a potato. I like it, going to use it and make it my own.

  5. Carlos says:
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    Cano and Granderson for Pujols and Longoria. (10 team, h2h, standard 5X5 league).

    Who wins?

    • Kaiser Soze says:
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      @Carlos, Pu-holes, fosho

      • AdamH says:
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        @Kaiser Soze, Poo-holes easily

  6. Ranger Danger says:
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    Drop Norris for Bauer, Parker or J Hammel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now…

  7. CilantroNate says:
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    Is it selling when I just gave Mark Reynolds away and picked up Brandon Belt (for the 3rd time)?

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @CilantroNate, HA! I was thinking the same thing with the 2 teams I have Reynolds, “How the hell do I sell this guy”?

    • Grey

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      Yup, all good…

  8. Charles says:
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    It’s always tough with Pujols. Sandoval plus Greinke a fair offer? Or too much/not enough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…

  9. Wake Up says:
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    Even Trebek was making fun of Adam Dunn this week on Jeopardy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’d he say?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, I can’t remember exactly. Hopefully someone else here saw it too. But, I just remember being surprised that he, knew who Dunn was and also knew how bad he is. I wish it was something like…”How the hell can you put that donkey in the 3 hole?……for a thousand”

    • royce! says:
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      @Wake Up, From elsewhere:

      Even the game show “Jeopardy!” is getting in on the Adam Dunn snark!

      Last night, one of the categories had to do with various people named Dunn. I wondered aloud if one of the clues would involve Adam. Sure enough, one of them went something like: “Slugger Adam Dunn of the Chicago White Sox, who hit .159 in 2011, ironically saw most of his playing time at this position.”

      The answer (question), of course being, “What is designated hitter?”

      • Wake Up says:
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        @royce!, That’s right. That’s what it was. I watch almost every night and they all blur into each other. Thanks! royce!

  10. Commish Cauda says:
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    Crain to the DL. Since that leaves Reed as the only righty, did Thornton’s chances of replacing Santiago just go up?

    • Grey

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      Thornton would be my guess…

  11. Swisher Sweets says:
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    Is it worth dropping Willingham to stash Bauer? I have Swisher, Victorino and CarGo in my OF. My league has limited roster flexibility.

    • dzigga says:
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      @Swisher Sweets, the worst non-starting player on your team has an OPS of 1.114??? There’s gotta be a more useless part than Willingham you can drop… I wouldn’t drop him for Bauer.

  12. Mike says:
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    Best scrubby 2B/SS/3B swiss-army knife to have on my bench for random fill-ins: S. Rodriguez, E. Nunez, R. Andino, M .Izturis, J. Lowrie, someone off the radar?

    Thanks!

    • stumanji says:
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      @Mike, Aviles available?

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @stumanji, No, 15-team mixed, pretty competitive. The guys I listed were pretty much the top of the list (as far as I could tell)

        Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

  13. Baron Von Vulturewins

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    Hey Rudy: Since Gray is away, what’s your thinking on Altuve? You seem less pumped than others.

    I’m trying to decide if I should trade away Altuve or trade B Phillips and use Altuve in his place. If Altuve can pull off .285/85/10/50/25, that drop-off is not so droppy-offy.

    • Baron Von Vulturewins

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      @Baron Von Vulturewins, Oh crap Gray’s not away. BUSTED.

    • I had Altuve projected at 65/10/50/25/.288 in preseason so pretty close! If he stays in the 1st/2nd slot, I can see 75 runs. I liked him and Weeks on draft day because they came with some upside potential (partic. on SBs), good job security, and showed they were solid on AVG. But Altuve’s AVG is unsustainable right now so I’d see if someone will overvalue him in trade.

  14. Grey's da man! says:
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    Any of these guys worth owning for potential vulture saves in a league were I only have 1 closer:

    A Crow, J Cruz, J Crain, w lopez, perkins, boggs, cashner, ayala, downs (m adams just went for $11 of waivers)

    • Chunk says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Strop out there? If not then Downs maybe, or Cashner….

    • Grey

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      Downs, not really worth much though…

  15. Grey's da man! says:
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    Ike is my 1b – best options on waivers are moreland, loney helton, c davis (puke). My pitching staff is legit, trade bumgarner for Hosmer or Konerko?

    What about Braun for Pujols?

    • stumanji says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Keeper league?

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        @stumanji, non keeper. grey – i know once someone answers a post it doesn’t show as new to you – post above. thanks!

    • Grey

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      Bum for Hosmer

  16. Grey's da man! says:
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    Alcides, cozart or desmond?

    Thanks Greeeeeeyyy!

    • PastaMan says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Depends on team needs. In a vacuum give me Whoever is hottest In a non-sexual way. With the bat that is, oh wait…

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        @PastaMan, haha its the wisdom that got me here and the laughs that brings me back!

        here is my team currently:
        12 team 5×5 scoring roto

        C: Salty (just dropped soto for him)
        1B: Votto
        2B: Kendrick
        3B: Longoria
        SS: Desmond
        OF: McCutchen
        OF: Bruce
        OF: Pence
        Util: Lind
        Util: Rios
        Bench: Schierholtz,

        SP: Bumgarner
        SP: Gio Gonz
        RP: Aceves
        P: J Zimmerman
        P: A Sanchez
        P: Marcum
        Bench: Cahill, Minor, Lynn, milone, norris
        DL: Bailey

        currently bottom 3 in runs, hr and rbi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart

  17. BERK says:
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    Help me, everyone! I ended up with and odd problem: too many closers. I gots Jim Johnson, Valverde, H-Rod, Casilla, Hanrahan & Marmol. My league counts outs in addition to W, SV, K, ERA & WHIP. So if you don’t have a healthy number of starters you pretty much always lose W, K, & outs. Then the ERA & WHIP are always close, but it’s hard to win pitching if you’re too closer-heavy. I’ve floated a bunch of trade offers of closers for SP but no one bit and/or they countered with not-very-good starters for good closers (i.e. Ricky Nolasco for Valverde). Should I just cut Marmol & go fishing on waivers? Offer two closers for one decent SP? Some third thing? Thanks!

    • Chunk says:
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      @BERK, maybe try telling your league that you would like to trade an RP and an SP for an upgrade at SP and see what comes at you. If nothing then send offers to the teams that are doing well but need saves. I recently did valverde and latos for lincecum.

      • BERK says:
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        @Chunk, I was offered Gallardo for C.J. Wilson + Valverde, but it didn’t seem like that much of an upgrade. Maybe I should take it?

        • Chunk says:
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          @BERK, Deny. I’d rather have CJ straight up. Are there any other free agent closers available? Cuz that will diminish any trade value a closer might have.

          • BERK says:
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            @Chunk, Yeah I will hold onto CJ. No, there aren’t closers on FA/waivers. Everyone is pretty quick about pouncing on the closer carousel. But I can’t get a decent offer, SP for closer at all. My other starting pitching is Sale, Zimmermann, Matt Moore, Cahill, Beckett, & Gio. Maybe bundle Moore or Zimmermann with a closer & someone will give a decent SP?

            • Chunk says:
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              Can try it. I like Zim a lot though. If you can’t sell saves now then I’d just wait. Someone will need them eventually.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try and trade closers for an SP…

  18. PastaMan says:
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    Heavily invested in Reynolds across the board. I’m holding!!!

    • stumanji says:
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      @PastaMan, Samesies. Unfortunately, it is not by choice since the best options on the wire are Glass Chipper and Chris Davis.

      • Chunk says:
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        @stumanji, I added Davis and made room on my bench for Reynolds. Something about owning both Baltimore corners feels a little dirty…

    • Chunk says:
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      @PastaMan, Ha! Nice, someone with some integrity around here! I’m holding him until he gets at least ONE homer. He’s got to get one eventually, right? ……right??

      • PastaMan says:
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        @Chunk, $10 he has 8 home runs by may 31.

        • PastaMan says:
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          @PastaMan, hell! I bet the house I rent he goes deep twice tonight.

          • Chunk says:
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            @PastaMan, You’re on! If he homers twice tonight I’ll give you your house.

            • PastaMan says:
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              @Chunk, It is on! Funny thing is I’d probably be more excited about Donkey’s 2 bombs than owning the house I live in. Not sure what that says about me

  19. AdamH says:
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    McCarthy or Milone?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @AdamH, McCarthy’s going tonight so at least wait til after his start to decide. But, I hold with McCarthy. I’ll admit to being higher on him than most. Also, I’m not as big on Milone as most around these parts.
      (McCarthy hasn’t gotten any run support yet which is not his fault, it also wasn’t his fault that he hit me, I was acting up/asking for hit, he’ll change, I just know it)

    • Grey

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      Milone

  20. My My My MY Kuroda says:
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    Grey, was surprised not to see a crack aimed at Delmon Young this am! I have Masterson, Sherzer, Wainwright, Peavy, Detwiler with Hudson coming off the DL Sunday. If Masterson blows in the next start do I drop him and activate Hudson or another pitcher.

    For your enjoyment, my closers in the league Marshall and Walden (14 team deep benches).

    • bean says:
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      @My My My MY Kuroda, Grey is busy writing the script for the next big blockbuster starring Delmon Young and Mel Gibson.

      “Lethal Weapon of the Christ”

    • Grey

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      Sure…

  21. flanwagon says:
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    Tommy Milone or Danny Duffy?

    • Smokey

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      @flanwagon, Take the 2 starts of Milone vs one of creeky elbow Duffy vs Det.

    • Chunk says:
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      @flanwagon, Milone buddy

    • Wake Up says:
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      @flanwagon, Whip or Ks?

    • Grey

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      Milone, pal…

      • Niq Castro says:
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        @Grey, Milone, young chap

  22. Eddie says:
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    Trade Parker for Montero? 16 team H2H keeper, we use ESPN so he’s still 5 games shy of C eligibility, and he needs 20 to be catcher eligible to start next season.

    • Chunk says:
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      @Eddie, I would if he significantly upgrades you at C. Can you play him in a util spot until then?

      • Eddie says:
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        @Chunk, I’m using Ianetta at C, and I’ve been rotating DH’s all season, so there’s nobody in my way at the moment. Vernon Wells, Pronk, Alcides Escobar, they’ve all served as extra hitters du jour at some point this season.

        • Chunk says:
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          @Eddie, Yea, sounds like a good move. There will be other Parkers but not many more Monteros. I dropped Iannetta for Saltalamachia today, so we’ll see how that goes.

    • Grey

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      I would…

  23. flanwagon says:
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    soto or salty?

    • Chunk says:
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      @flanwagon, might as well roll with salty…

    • Grey

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      I’d go Soto..

  24. Wake Up says:
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    Angela Watson or Staci Keanan? Non-keeper. H2H optional.

  25. Mad Max says:
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    I love cold soup!

  26. cashmoney says:
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    Grey
    start JD Martinez or Boesch in my utility spot?

    • Turk Wendell says:
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      @cashmoney, I like Boesch

  27. C.O.C. says:
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    Hey guys….so I’m all over selling Jeter, what I’m wondering is if there’s a significant drop off from Jeter to Ian Desmond (who would be taking his place) projected for the rest of the season, and is it enough to warrant not trading Jeter? Also, I have Utley in my DL slot, and also have Altuve AND Aaron Hill. If I were to seek out a team that could use Jeter AND a 2B, which 2B should I keep? If it matters its a 16 team H2H points league and I would be trading for pitching….

    • C.O.C. says:
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      @C.O.C., by “which 2B”, I mean between Altuve and Hill, disregard Utley…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s a drop off but depends what you can get for Jeter…

  28. dzigga says:
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    Think it’s too early to sell Mark Reynolds. I’m in an OBP league where his potential value is much higher. Looking at his history it is not unusual for him to turn into a donut for a month.

    April 2011: .169/.253/.313 2 HR’s 83 AB’s
    Sept 2010: .067/.211/.067 0 HR’s 60 AB’s
    Sept 2009: .187/.286/.363 4 HR’s 91 AB’s

    Buy low!

  29. CD says:
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    Cozart or Escobar?

    • CD says:
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      @CD, or stash drew and eventually go with him?

      • BMOCBOB says:
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        @CD, Just stick with cozart

  30. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey, Aybar sucks. Can I dump him for Alex Gonzalez. As a braves fan, I never imagined I’d want that schmuck on my team, but he’s been ions better than Aybar thus far. I already have Utley stashed on my DL, but I’m planning on trying to grab Drew when he’s a week or so out from returning to the the Dbacks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you don’t need steals… I’d hold…

  31. Ben H. says:
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    Drop Alexei Ramirez for Ian Desmond? (12 team 5×5 yahoo)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t…

  32. Jake says:
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    Grey,

    I’ve got a suggestion: On these Friday Buy/Sells, could you order them from best to worst (by position) so that if I’m looking to grab a pitcher, it is easy to see which one is the best that I could pick up off waivers.

    If you already do this, then I guess I feel like an idiot and good job.

    Also, what is the order you would pick up the SP you listed today?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      People need different things so an order wouldn’t work…

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        @Grey, You could make the rankings such as you do in the pre-season with your rankings. Assume that no one has drafted yet and if you had to pick between these players, how would you pick? Just state clearly at the top that is what you are doing and of course it is based on needs. Since the majority of the comments ask you to rank these guys anyways lol (like me). Of course, just a suggestion and just keep doing you!

  33. Dom says:
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    I have these three on my bench – Kelley Johnson, Bourjos, Crisp. Drop any or all of them to pick up any of the following: Parra, Hafner, Campana, Helton, Matt Carpenter, Ross?

    • Chunk says:
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      @Dom, I would drop Bourjos and Crisp for Parra and Ross or Parra and Campana if you need steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crisp for Parra…

  34. Jon says:
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    What kind of fantasy potential are we looking at for Kyle Drabek, assuming he really has put things together this year? Anybody have any thoughts on him?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Jon, Nothing special. Matchups only for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Number 3 SP…

  35. Turk Wendell says:
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    Hey Mark Reynolds owners! Who are you tageting via trade at this point with that shlub? Or are you gonna drop him and not look back?

    • Chunk says:
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      @Turk Wendell, Ima hold out a lil longer… Remember the story about the guy who invested all this money into his gold mining business, never struck gold, and then sold his mine for pennies on the dollar only to find out he was three FEET away from a huge gold vein??

      Yea, me either.

      • Turk Wendell says:
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        @Chunk, I’ll make myself remember. I know that as soon as I drop him he’s gonna go on a tear and I’ll feel like a total ass… that last part might happen anyway.

        I’ll just bench him (got Great Scott for now at CI) and wait till he hits a few and trade him for something useful.

        Thanks Chunk

  36. Turk Wendell says:
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    *targeting

  37. yankees2012 says:
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    Hello Grey. I picked up Kubel but am not too excited about it. Should I replace him with one of the following:

    Parra
    Weismuller (whatever his name is – OF for Mets)
    Joyce
    Wells
    Schierholtz

    Thanks much Grey.

    • bean says:
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      @yankees2012, Sorry, see below (Schierholtz)

  38. bean says:
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    Parra and Nieuwenhuis both have players coming back eventually that could muddy the situation up even with good play. Torres is coming back Monday and Bay will eventually return to eat into playing time. Parra seems to have his spot longer with Young out for an undisclosed amount of time.

    I like Schierholtz right now because he is finally getting the starts he has been waiting for and with Huff gone, he has essentially cemented himself in RF. They are on a long home stand and Schierholtz is a god in RF at AT&T.

    Schierholtz

  39. Mike C says:
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    Ok so speaking of buying Pujols low I have a couple of trade offers and wanted to see what you thought. First, most of my 10 team league follows ESPN schmohawks and so my team is doing pretty good so far (2-0 with a shut out in H2H league thanks to the razzball rankings), roster as follows

    C Wieters
    1B Konerko
    2B Kinsler
    3B A Rod
    SS As Cabrera
    OF Kemp
    OF Pence
    OF Cespedes
    UTIL Fielder
    BN Aaron Hill
    BN JD Martinez
    BN Campana
    DL Chris Young

    SP Hamels
    SP Kennedy
    SP Gonzalez
    SP Annibal Sanchez
    SP Volquez
    SP Morrow
    RP Papelbon
    RP Putz
    RP Myers
    BN Norris
    BN D Duffy
    BN Lance Lynn

    Two trades in the works are trading Kinsler for Pujols straight up and then trading Konerko for CC, thoughts?

    • Chunk says:
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      @Mike C, Yes sir, I’d do both of those trades

  40. Boyband says:
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    One for the glossary:

    Closer comes in, blows the save, but steals the win =

    Blow Rob

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boyband, Not sure I get it…

  41. Wilsonian says:
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    I’ve got Mini Donkey in the 1B slot in my 16 Team H2H. I can’t give the guy away, and in this deep of a league, I don’t know if he’s droppable. But I have no replacement for him. The only decent option on the wire is Helton. The only real droppable guys are Ian Desmond, Schierholtz, Smyly, Hector Santiago. Do I drop one of those guys for Helton?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Wilsonian, Yeah, I would at least bench him and run with the hot schmotahto…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Wake Up, Who you dropping? And literally the best guy is Helton. Or Rizzo, who isn’t even on a big league roster.

        • Ben says:
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          @Wilsonian, Smyly isn’t a must own in any format

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Ben, I just picked him up for Chacin per Grey’s advice. I could lose him but I hate having 3 bench bats.

            • Wake Up says:
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              @Wilsonian, Put it this way, I’d rather have 3 bench bats than start MD right now. I hate MD, so I have no problem just cutting him, but it sounds like there’s not much out there. There is more than likely a 1B that is hitting right now…Robot Jones maybe…this is just for the short term, take anyone who’s hitting. MD either starts hitting or you cut bait.

  42. KCC26 says:
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    im one of the owners who got antsy about pujols’ slow start and started shopping him. ended up dealing him today straight up for Tulo. heres hoping it doesnt haunt me!

  43. Wake Up says:
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    Take this Humber…

    “There’s perfection, and then there’s perfection. Twelve-year-old Jacob Terao was the latter on Thursday, throwing a perfect game in a West Seattle Little League game while striking out every one of the 18 batters he faced.”

    • bean says:
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      @Wake Up, How is his shoulder feeling?

      • nyydj2 says:
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        @bean, it was perfection, he only threw 54 pitches.

  44. Commish Cauda says:
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    deep H2H-Points league. Pastornicky is my SS.

    Trade M. Rivera & T. Lilly FOR M. Latos, J. Guerra and K. Seager?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Commish Cauda, Looks decent…

  45. Ben says:
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    Just traded Cano for Pujols in a keeper league. Bought low on number 1 overall pick? Moving on…my league only uses 1 util spot and Ive got Dunn and Carlos Pena. making room for the King, which of those two sluggers to drop for an OF as I slide Kendrick into my 2B spot…btw, my league uses OBP not AVG which is why I had both Dunn andPena in the first place.. thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben, Dunn

  46. Grey's da man! says:
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    has andrus dropped in your rankings at all with his start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Talked about him in the podcast…

  47. DJLanceRock says:
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    Trade Headley for DeAza? Drop Headley to pick up Sweeney? 12Team H2H keeper points.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DJLanceRock, I’d take De Aza…

  48. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    you shat all over this guy , all last year , for posting a whip of 1.18 ,
    because he only struck out 6.4 guys per 9 .

    now , you’re pushing milone who has a whip of 0.85 , over 27 innings ,
    even though he only strikes out 4.3 batters/9 innings .

    i might jump on the milone bandwagon , but he’s still 136 innings shy .

  49. Chuck Norris says:
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    Love the friday post. I feel like now is the best time of the year to take advantage of slow and fast starts by players…

    Any chance for a “trade-ready” post where you could outline some slow starters (Pujols, Giancarlo, Lester…) to trade for and some hot schmotatoes to sell (Aviles, Pena, Lohse…), and maybe what you’d take or give up in return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chuck Norris, Maybe but I feel like I do that already with these posts…

  50. rvde says:
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    Who knew that a programming oddity in forum software could cause such neighborliness, friends?

    Who should occupy my std Yahoo! line-up, 14-team OPS league, compadres?

    Stick with Mini-Donkey a little longer or follow Grey’s sage advice and move on to someone like A Lind or A Jackson or N Reimold, comrades?

    • Chunk says:
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      @rvde, Move on to any of those choices…

  51. I would definitely trade Jeter for a Season 5 DVD set of Step by Step. 17 year old Christine Lakin? Yes, please!

    Is Cordero or Casilla worth dropping Marmol or Walden for? Marmol because he stinks right now and will likely be traded mid-season, and Walden because he only gets 1 save opportunity every two weeks. He’s like a part time EMT.

    • Poo Holes says:
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      @ChrisV82, At least Marmol and Walden are locked into their roles, for the most part. Cordero has Santo coming back and Casilla has Romo and Hensley in the Giants bullpen to compete with. I would hold.

      • @Poo Holes, Fair enough, I appreciate the opinion.

      • @Poo Holes, whoops, spoke too soon, Walden lost his gig “temporarily” to Scott Downs.

  52. stumanji says:
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    Just was offered his Sandoval & Luebke for my Bruce & Duda.

    My current 3B is Reynolds. My other OFers are Grandy, Beltran, BJ Upton, Rios, Krispie Young (DL), Morse (DL). I could def use Luebke, too.

    I have to take this, right?

    • bean says:
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      @stumanji, Are you planning on both Reynolds and Pandaval starting? He would drop into a 1B/3B slot?

      • stumanji says:
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        @bean, Yea, Reynolds would start at 1B/3B until I found a better CI. Jemile Weeks would slide into my Util, but it’s a fairly shallow league so there are decent options (e.g., SAGNOFs) on waivers.

        My SPs are Latos, Darvish, Anibal Sanchez, Scherzer, Minor, Peavy, Smyly, Hudson (DL).

        Also, this is a keeper league. Here are values: Bruce ($23), Duda ($1), Sandoval ($20), Luebke ($3).

        • bean says:
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          @stumanji, I would take Panda/Luebke and hope to hell that Krispie finds a titanium shoulder for the rest of the season.

          • stumanji says:
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            @bean, Yea I accepted. Thanks for your input. As much as I love Bruce (I actually just acquired him in my other league), my 3B situation was giving me heartburn. I still need Reynolds to wake up and contribute at CI, but at least now I have a premiere 3B with a SP upgrade to boot. Duda was whatever; he’s replaceable.

            • bean says:
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              @stumanji, I really like Panda this year. I think on the road his HRs will be there and at home he will drive the gaps and hit well over .300. Hits for a much higher average than Bruce and there should be more RBI opps for him with Pagan and Melky doing well in front.

  53. Chavo says:
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    Hope you make it to this question. Just got offered Berkman and Voglesong for Jose Reyes and Cueto.. 12 team h2h daily league. My only 1B are Ike and Morse. I have Cozart and Bonifacio at short.. do it?

    • stumanji says:
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      @Chavo, I wouldn’t. I understand you need a 1B, but that’s a ton to give up.

  54. Derrick says:
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    Start McCarthy today?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Derrick, I am

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Derrick, Hope you did.

  55. bean says:
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    Are you planning on both Reynolds and Pandaval starting? He would drop into a 1B/3B slot?

  56. royce! says:
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    Bryce Harper’s coming up. Get a move on, people!

    • Steve says:
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      @royce!, I’m sure you posted this *after* you picked hm up, right? Curse you time zone and Saturday morning kids’ soccer! *shakes fist at sky*

  57. yankees2012 says:
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    Thanks much Grey. One more question – what side of the following trade do you like in our 12 Team 6X6 H2H Yahoo League with OPS and Holds:
    Teixera, Jeter and Shields
    or
    Greinke, Haren and Perralta

    Some pain in the ass in our league continues to hound certain Managers until they give in.

    Thanks much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tex

  58. PastaMan says:
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    Razzball Gang,
    What’s the consensus on Adam Jones? Has he entered that tier 2 group of OF ie Holidays, Pences, J Bruces tier? He fell on my lap on the 9th round in a 12 teamer and I’m loving it.
    Can we bank on 100-30-100-20? Or is he a prime sell high candidate?

    • Turk Wendell says:
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      @PastaMan, His BABIP and other peripherals look in line with his career numbers but his power is definitely up. Obviously it’s still early, but he turns 27 in August and could be hitting his power stride. I think it’s too early to say 30-100, but he could get there this year and/or next.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks very possible…

  59. Eddy says:
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    Let’s start a contest:

    Which Razzer flipped Bryce Harper for the best trading piece!

    On a related note: what should be be worth in a yearly league?

    • xopchipili says:
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      @Eddy, not me, but the guy who owned Harper in my 14 team league just flipped him for Broxton. That seems like shooting too low, no?

      • Eddy says:
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        @xopchipili, Yeah, I think the fact that they’re leaving it open to him staying there is good trade bait. Gonna see if I can get Jordan Zimmermann for him. May be a long shot, but the guy told me I beat him by 30 seconds.

  60. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Couple of different leagues …

    MI: Kipnis or Altuve
    CI: LaRoche or LaHair (I think you have said Hair, just checking)
    UTIL: Boesch or Goldschmidt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve…LaHair… Boesch

  61. Charles says:
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    Bryce Harper playing on Saturday?!? What percent of your FAAB would you bid in a 12-team 3 OF, 1 UTIL league?

    • Joan Chen says:
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      @Charles, whatever you are willing to pay, there will be someone who pays 100%. Bank on it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $31…

  62. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Oh and …
    J Sanchez or Milone

    • bean says:
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      @Buge Hoobs, Milone, unless you have a passion for BBs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone….

  63. GTS says:
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    Harper! Wow!

  64. Wilsonian says:
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    Smyly or Detwiler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Detwiler

  65. B.o.B says:
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    Walden out, Downs in

  66. B.o.B says:
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    “temporarily”

    • xopchipili says:
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      @B.o.B, Thanks for the heads up!

  67. Jason says:
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    Rest of ’12:
    Duffy or Chacin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chacin

  68. Comatose Kid says:
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    Yoenis for Hellickson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Comatose Kid, Yoenis

  69. Jack says:
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    Grey,

    My team:
    h2h 12 team with yahoo scoring
    C: Yadier Molina
    1B: Joey Votto
    2B: Dan Uggla
    SS: Hanley Ramirez
    3B: Evan Longoria
    OF: Andrew McCutchen, Desmond Jennings, Adam Jones
    UTL: Nate Schierholtz, Alex Rios
    Bench: Mark Reynolds, Bryan LaHair
    2SP: Jon Lester, Yovani Gallardo
    2RP: Carlos Marmol, Jim Johnson
    4P: Matt Moore, Ricky Romero, Max Scherzer, Jamie Garcia, Justin Masterson, Derek Holland, Jarrod Parker
    DL: Chase Utley

    Would you drop Mark Reynolds or Schierholtz for Harper, Bauer, Milone, Scott Downs, Luke Scott, Henry Rodriguez, or Boesch?

    Also, if I do one of the moves, would you pick up Stephen Drew or Carlos Quentin to stash on the DL?

    TIA!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds, Schierholtz… Downs, Harper

  70. Eng says:
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    Shit. Downs become Angels closer. Knew I shoulda gone Downs. Shoulda, woulda, coulda.

    • Charles says:
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      @Eng, Whaaaaaaaaaat?!? News said Walden moves to 7th & 8th, at least on a temporary basis. Anyone have any more info regarding this?

  71. pipa says:
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    Would you cut J Peralta and pick up either Al Gonz or Al Escobar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Escobar

  72. B.o.B says:
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    10 team, H2H, 5×5 with OBP instead of AVG…

    C – Avila
    1B – Fielder
    2B – Uggla
    3B – Aramis
    SS – Castro
    OF – Braun
    OF – Fellatio
    OF – Reimold
    Util – Cespedes
    DL – Gardner

    SP – Gio
    SP – Zimmermann
    SP – Garza
    SP – Ubaldo
    SP – Cahill
    SP – Lynn
    SP – Sale
    SP – Milone
    RP – Santiago
    RP – Casilla
    RP – Marmol
    RP – Frank Frank
    DL – Lee

    Would you make a move for Bryce and/or Downs?

    • tHe sHiT says:
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      @B.o.B, Lose Ubaldo for Bryce.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce over Reimold

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey, you mean Bryce right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  73. Eddy says:
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    Brad Lidge to the DL.

    Davey Johnson announces Bryce Harper is new closer.

    • peter says:
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      @Eddy, Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  74. Jon says:
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    Choose one to add: Carlos Gomez, Luke Scott, Campana, Newhouse, Schierholtz, Presley, Fowler, Bourjos, Tabata…

    Anyone stand out from the crowd? 10-team H2H keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scott

  75. Heraldo says:
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    Start Harper over Willingham next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  76. Jeff says:
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    Which 3B to pick up with Zimmerman on DL;

    Liddi – Is he going to play enough? Huge HR potential.
    Rolen
    Alverez
    Wiggington
    Chipper
    Hannhan
    Sean Rodriguez

    Our league has very limited FA pick ups, so besides needing a hot bat, I also want someone who will play all year.

    (We only get 10 FA pickups all year).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wiggy… Not great options…

  77. Fd says:
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    Worth dropping De Aza Ramsus Reynolds or Hammel for Harper??

    • tHe sHiT says:
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      @Fd, Lose Reynolds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel

  78. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: I have Casilla, Marshall, and Rodney as closers. Should I got for Kenley Jansen on the waiver wire or Jarrod Parker or Stephen Drew?

    Danny Espinosa underperforming and I’m finally giving up on J.Chacin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  79. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team, keeper league (keep 5), roto, 5×5, yahoo.

    should I do this?
    give- Cory Luebke, Torii Hunter.
    get- Brandon League, Carlos Lee.

    CA- Ramos. 1B- Konerko. 2B- Uggla. 3B- Zimmerman. SS- Gonzalez. IN- Butler.
    OF- Jones. OF- Hunter. OF- Murphy. OF- Presley. UT- Campana.
    BN- Brantley, Parra, Escobar, CDavis, MTaylor. DL- Gutierrez
    SP- Price. SP- Beachy. RP- HSantiago. RP- Casilla
    P- Thornton. P- JLopez. P- Luebke
    BN- Burnett, Jimenez, Lilly, McCarthy. DL- Anderson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course!

  80. Chillmodious says:
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    Someone, anyone…

    I’m dropping Scherzer for Downs, right?

    • tHe sHiT says:
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      @Chillmodious, Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  81. pubscout says:
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    Grey- Bourjos, Parra, Fowler, Delmon. Who gets dropped?

    • tHe sHiT says:
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      @pubscout, I would say Delmon or Fowler.

  82. beardcrabs says:
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    Koreans have a noodles with cold broth, you should try it one time…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I have… Delicious!

  83. artie says:
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    Was just offered the Cruz side…

    Wandy/Rios for Cruz/Burnett

    Is Rios 2010 Rios or 2011 Rios?

    • bobbo says:
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      @artie, Is there are there any solid arms on the wire at all? I want Cruz (assuming Nelson) way over Rios but not a fan of Burnett. Actually, I’d do the move for Wandy and Rios straight up so I’d say go for it. (league details/depth would help in future trade evals)

      • artie says:
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        @bobbo, 18 Teamer so not really. Just grabbed Nolasco and Bauer… those are pretty much the best….. And yes, Nelson.. I want him too, but pitching is so thin.

        • bobbo says:
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          @artie, Whats the rest of your pitching staff look like? Matchup play of Nolasco/Burnett (plus Bauer upside) should make up for Wandy IMO

          • artie says:
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            @bobbo, Agreed. I figured Burnett/Bauer/Nolasco (stat combo) > Wandy.

            Rest of staff is not great, but it’s a deep league: Anibal Sanchez, Vogelsong, Hudson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it…

  84. bobbo says:
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    Gallardo @ StL: Start or Sit?

    Caveat: His historical numbers against the “Pujols-led” Cardinals is atrocious and I’m ahead on IP in an innings capped roto league… if that matters.

  85. Neidecker says:
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    Just picked up Pujols for Price, Game, and Santiago Casilla and a conditional draft pick in a 16-team 5 keeper league, what say you?

    • Neidecker says:
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      @Neidecker, Sorry, Gamel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  86. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: Is edwin jackson worth owning? my pitching is doing well but is it one of those good years shaping up for him with the situation in DC?

    • royce! says:
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      @Rick Dempsey, Not Grey, but yes. He always has the potential to go a little haywire control-wise, but he should be owned everywhere. Yes, even there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose him of you have better options…

  87. Tom C says:
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    I am having a tough time accepting this trade. Would you?

    I get: Pujols, David Ortiz, Ackley
    I give: Dan Uggla, Howie Kendrick, and Bryce Harper

    I would have never played Harper. Losing Uggla and Kendrick would leave my 2B position pretty weak, but I could probably try to trade for a 2B. Pujols and Ortiz would be my 2 utility guys

    • Turk Wendell says:
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      @Tom C, keeper league?

      • Tom C says:
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        @Turk Wendell: No, it’s not…

        • Turk Wendell says:
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          @Tom C, I’d have a hard time not going for Pujols, but it depends on what your team needs… I do like Kendrick a lot, but I’d be tempted to get Albert especially now that someone else has eaten (most of) his crappy start.

          • Tom C says:
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            @Turk Wendell,

            I accepted it. I had to get Pujols, but I definitely think it weakens my team. I will have to trade for 2B. Here is my offense.

            C: Wilson Ramos
            1B: Votta
            2B: Ackley
            3B: Mike Moustakas
            SS: Bonifacio
            OF: Stanton
            OF: McCutheon
            OF: Bruce
            UTIL: Pujols
            UTIL: Ortiz

            Bench: Morneau, Luke Scott
            DL: Chris Young

            I mostly need steals from whatever 2B I try to trade for. I should be good on power the rest of the season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks decent

  88. Turk Wendell says:
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    Man, that Campana is slippery

    • bobbo says:
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      @Turk Wendell, It’s sad that I almost played him over a slumping Giancarlo Stanton… and am regretting not being bold.

      • Turk Wendell says:
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        @bobbo, Giancarlo is due… I hope… soon?…

  89. Will says:
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    Pestano or downs?

    • Grey's da man! says:
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      @Will, downs just became the closer. downs is the pickup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Downs

  90. Daniel says:
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    How much would you bid on Harper ($100 budget)

    • Grey's da man! says:
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      @Daniel, wow, wouldn;t have mattered, he went for $34 lol. No way I would have gone near that

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, figured

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $31

  91. Denys says:
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    watching weaver pitch right now… should have given up 15 runs by now. indians are awful with runners on base.

  92. smegma says:
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    Drop Belt to claim K.Morales?

    • smegma says:
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      Need some help here…waiver comes out tonight. Given Belt’s bench yet again, I’m thinking this is a no-brainer. Good or bad idea? 12 team points league

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Good

      • smegma says:
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        @grey,

        screw it…dropped belt for trout. Would you rather have Morales or Trout? I already have Braun, McCutchen, Jennings, Swisher, and Boesch (start 3 OF). But, could hold on Trout and see if I can get a trade to move an OF.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trout

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey,

        Thanks! I’d appreciate your insight on recent reply regarding trout.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

  93. EmporersMonkey says:
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    Note to self: NEVER EVER PITCH GALLARDO AGAINST ST. LOUIS AGAIN!!!! THE FLOOD GATES OPEN WHEN THAT C*NT SEE’S A CARDINAL!!!!

    • Feeding the Abscess

      Feeding the Abscess says:
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      @EmporersMonkey, And Beltran GIDPs to end the inning. Sad emoticon

  94. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:
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    Don’t pitch too well, Gallardo.

    Yikes.

  95. MrHappyTime says:
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    Tyson Ross, Bedard, or Chen tomm for a streamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bedard

  96. EmporersMonkey says:
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    Goddamn I hate that skeezy fuckhead Gallardo. Drop him for Beaven? I’m only half kidding.

  97. Sam says:
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    Reyes/Gordon for Bruce/Heyward? Is it too lopsided for the Bruce/Heyward team?

    • Matt Damon says:
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      @Sam,

      I like the Bruce/Heyward side, but that is a lot of steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope… Bruce…

  98. Matt Damon says:
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    Rest of the way… Carlos Lee or Mike Carp? (as you can see, I’m in need of a 1B)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carp

  99. Jakob Dylan says:
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    Could you rank Ike, Freeman and Morneau, Kelly Johnson and Kipnis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman, Johnson

  100. Herschel says:
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    @grey: lidge worth holding on to for a team with no available dl spots?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  101. Viagra Falls says:
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    With Harper being called up, would you pick him up and stash him on your bench in a h2h league? And if so, who would you drop to make space for him? Trumbo (I know your thoughts on him, but he’s finding more playing time and showing the power), Infante…?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trump

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Autocorrect… Trumbo

  102. Eddy says:
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    Mike Trout is not in the lineup. DiPoto arrived late to game.

    Heard it on Razzball first!

  103. ASAOK says:
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    yup Angels beat writer tweeted their calling up Trout

    • ASAOK says:
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      @ASAOK, must fix…they’re

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      WOW! Can’t believe it../

    • Lubey says:
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      @ASAOK, YESSSSS!!!! Just picked him up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  104. Real Tom says:
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    I can’t do this…. Harper or Trout… Harper or Trout? I would like to say Trout, but will he get the playing time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper I think has clearer path to playing time… But on the other hand I don’t think they bring up to bench him…

  105. drew says:
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    Who’s next in line in the jays pen behind Cordero? Frasor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jansen… Not clear though…

  106. Steve says:
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    3-for4 with a donk and 6 RBI?

    You’re clutch, CarGo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, big game…

  107. Danger Zone says:
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    Angels saying Trout to start everyday, good chance he hits leadoff, according to Mike DiGiovanna, their beat writer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow… That’s awesome… He should be grabbed in every league…

  108. C.O.C. says:
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    Someone in my league just dropped LaHair to pickup Trout. Should I drop any one of the following to pick him up? Maybin, Wells, LoMo or Reynolds. He would have to start in my lineup immediately for any one of these except Reynolds, and this is a 16 team H2H points league, so part of me doesn’t want to completely bail on Mini-Donkey. If I do and he starts to hit, I’ll never get him back…and I’m nervous about starting LaHair because he sits against leftys….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wells for LaHair

  109. B.o.B says:
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    Reimold or Trout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout, friend

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey, awww you called me friend! Thanks pal! Unless you were being facetious in that it was a dumb question…

        • Chunk says:
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          @B.o.B, I think it means he’s on his phone and needs to add a word to avoid a duplicate comment error. Or maybe he just likes you!

  110. Horse says:
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    Am I crazy to drop Ubaldo J. in a 14 team league for Campana? Or is Schierholtz a better drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schierholtz

  111. Jon says:
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    Trade Lester for AGon? I need power/RBIs more than pitching right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get it!

  112. Jon says:
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    Also, Scott or LaHair to take Zimmerman’s spot on my roster for his DL stint? Or I could go Salty as a 3rd C, or Jason Hammel…

    • Jon says:
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      …or Arrieta who was just dropped.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scott….

  113. Steve says:
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    Doesn’t seem quite right that Hacker from SF is a pitcher…

  114. Fletch says:
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    AJ Burnett, J. Saunders or J. Westbrook?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burnett

  115. Cole says:
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    Do you think Alyssa Milano is suffering from body image issues becuase Dee Gordon is skinnier than her?

    • Chunk says:
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      @Cole, Ha! Find Alicia Silverstone so she can bird-feed Dee some protein.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly

  116. Jarred says:
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    What do you think of Hanley? Is he still the Hanley from last year or will he rebound? I was just offered him, but not sure if I should take it. I’m in a 12 team H2H Keeper League. My team is

    C: Jesus Montero
    1b: Votto
    2b: Uggla
    3b: wright
    ss: aybar
    of: granderson
    of: bruce
    of: stubbs
    util: morneau/moustakas
    bn: Lind, Rios

    SP: Lee, Strasburg, Hudson, Romero, Marcum, Ubaldo, Harang, Beaven

    The offer is my votto, jesus, lee, marcum, and my first round pick for next year (very deep league so it would be like a 8 to 10th round pick in a normal draft) for his Cargo, Hanley, Miguel Montero, and Lester.

    At first glance I like the cargo side, but I would have Votto for 6 years, Lee for 2, and Jesus for 5. If i make the deal i keep cargo and hanley for 2 years each, lester for 2, and miguel won’t be kept.

    Who wins this deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not great…

    • prezii says:
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      @Jarred, not you. Why even ponder that?

      • Jarred says:
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        @prezii, i guess the way I thought about it is while votto better than Hanley, trading lee for cargo is a win, would lose out on some with the montero swap, and win with Lester. Guess I wasnt thinking…

        • prezii says:
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          @Jarred, dont worry. We all come here for 2nd, 3rd and even 4th opinions! Sometimes fantasy owners tend to over-think, so we come here to get just the right amount of think. =D

          • Hoog says:
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            @prezii, Haha I like that. I definitely do tend to over-think things. Well, I went and told the guy no, and he sent another offer. Basically, my Votto, Jesus Montero, David Wright and Matt Adams plus a 1st rd pick next year for his Cargo, Hanley, Miguel Montero, and Jon Lester and 5th rd pick. I know it’s better than the first deal, but I don’t know how I feel about hanley. Mind giving me another second opinion?

            • prezii says:
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              @Hoog, i like that one alotttt better.. and you get to keep lee. I cant tell you wat to do about the 1st rounder thats up to you but looks like your winning.. without the draft picks you win. But hanley is skeptic and cargo is streakier than a shit stain… Hanley will most likely get it together but dont expect career numbers. Cargo is hot and mayve this is his full year of dominance? Thats the thing bout baseball my friend… Ya nevr know.

  117. tHe sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Trout over Rios or Boesch?

    • tHe sHiT says:
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      @tHe sHiT, Screw it i dropped Boesch, he irks me every time i own him. Im pissed i missed out on both Harper and Trout in the RCL. Stupid work, why did you have to occupy me today??? Atleast i got Trout in my $ league. Have a great weekend, baseball just got much more exciting to follow!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boesch

  118. John says:
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    Should I drop nicasio for detwiler or Bauer or hold for now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Detwiler….

  119. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    What a day. Been holding onto Harper since my draft, fully expecting him to occupy a bench slot until June/July. I read he’s getting called up, drop Schierholtz, and instead of grabbing another SP (which I need), I make a gut call and take Trout… figuring he’ll just be taking up the bench slot I had reserved for Harper until June/July. And then… well, I’ll be honest, I shart my pants when I read the Trout call up news. Now have a OF lineup of:

    Ryan Braun
    Carlos Gonzalez
    Yoenis Cespedes
    Bryce Harper
    Mike Trout

    That could be dangerous. Check that, it will be dangerous… just not sure if it’s me or my opponents who are in danger, but it’s gonna’ be fun finding out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well played

  120. Boomer19 says:
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    I was offered Ubaldo for Scherzer. Growing tired of scherzer…make the switch or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold….

  121. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Grey, did you end up pulling the Mesoraco/Soto add/drop? I dropped Iannetta for him. Hope his HR tonight bought him some more ABs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, never did…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Ah, that sucks. Well, Soto sucks… same difference.

        I seem to recall you guys grabbing Salty in quite a few drafts. That punt has paid some very nice dividends, at least.

  122. Chunk says:
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    I wonder what tomorrow’s lead in will be about.

  123. Raja says:
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    Bass @ SF or Ross @ Bal? Or neither…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bass

  124. Wilsonian says:
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    Offered AJax for Reimold…take it? Or counter for Trout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, I’d take Jackson if I needed steals and opposite if I needed power… Sure, try for Trout…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Are they playing ‘Closing Time’ yet? Or maybe some ‘Desperado’?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, They were playing “We Gotta Get Outta This Place.”

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, eh, I’ve got Boneface, BJ, and a few others who get the occasional steal. I’ll probably stick with Reimold. Thanks!

  125. K76154 says:
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    Who should I drop for Trout: Rasmus, Luke Scott, Matt Joyce, or don’t pick Trout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @K76154, Rasmus

  126. Moscowitz says:
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    Grey, who is the best option long term if you only need steals without ruining your AVG.?

    Cozart, Escobar, Campana, Parra

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz, Parra

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey, what happens to Parra when Young comes off DL?

  127. JungleMike says:
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    Is youkilis droppable at this point in a 6 team league? I’ve got Votto, Longoria, and Headley….I could use the bench space taken up by Youk for a nice pitcher… like Sale.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @JungleMike, I think anyone outside of the top 20 is droppable in a 6 team league.

  128. Grey's da man! says:
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    Which guy has to go: Parker, Drabek, Ubaldo

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Seems crazy, but Ubaldo.

  129. Howard says:
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    @Grey Hope you’re having a blast! In a deepish keeper who would you rather keep on your bench: AuShizz or Cheesenhall (also have Arenado)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Howard, AuShizz

  130. Omar Comin', Yo! says:
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    wilson ramos or mesoraco

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Omar Comin’, Yo!, I’d rather have Mesoraco.

  131. Grey's da man! says:
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    harper, trout or choo ROS?

    • Grey's da man! says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, add Reimold to that as well..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Choo

  132. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Shawn Kemp was at a bar i was at last night. Wish it was Matt. CRush :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, Should’ve asked him if he could call his brother for you…

  133. Grey's da man! says:
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    Please rank: Parker, Drabek, Ubaldo, lynn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Lynn, Drabek…

  134. Grey's da man! says:
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    Please rank: Lind, Rios, Scott, Rasmus

    Thanks Grey! Hope your enjoying Florida!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Rios, Scott… Thanks!

  135. elwood blues says:
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    Call me crazy, but I have Soto and Hanigan as catcher, I am thinking of spending free agent money on Beef Wellington, and dropping one these two schmoes, or maybe Heisey, or as one Reds fan likes to call him, Hitslikeshit. (I know Ludwick is hitting under .200 too, but when you’re 1 hit every ten ab’s is a HR, I guess Dusty is fine with that)

    It’s an NL only 4×4 12-team keeper league. I have Soto for $12, Hanigan for $3, Heisey for $7.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @elwood blues, No idea the question…

      • elwood blues says:
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        @Grey, Should I pick up W.Castillo and cut bait with Soto, Hanigan, or Heisey?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hanigan

  136. Jabu 4 the win says:
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    Cameron Maybin for Tony Campana? OBP & OPS league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin

  137. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you play Hill or Altuve over Phillips right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t….

  138. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, i have Kennedy and Anibal starting against eachother today. Who would you start?

    And: Would you start Colby Lewis at home against TB?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz, Both… Yes…

  139. Project_Badass says:
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    Grey, any interest in Eldred? His numbers are ridiculous in AAA (.388 AVG, 13 HR and 35 RBI in just 20 games) and he will get some good time at DH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project_Badass, Yeah, he could be a nice pick up…

  140. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey:

    1) Thoughts on an Ike Davis ($2) for Adam Lind ($13) trade? It’s an OBP league so we all know Lind is a dud there. I’d also have to drop Stauffer or Fister when they come off the DL because I’d be over the cap.

    2) Is Stauffer even worth holding onto in a 10 team league where I already have Cliff Lee, Fister and Santos burning up my DL and bench?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SwaggerJackers, 1. Apples for apples… 2. No

  141. chata says:
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    @ Turk Wendell :

    so , i was pretty impressed with detwiler’s performance , out there on
    the left coast (vs kershaw) .
    for the most part , he kept his pitches down , and induced quite a few
    ground balls .
    most importantly , he didn’t freak .

    i think that i’m now putting him into the must-start category , and if he happens to throw a poor game , i’ll just take my lumps .

    don’t get me wrong , am never happy with what modern day baseball has determined to be a “quality start” (i.e. a 4.50 e.r.a) , but i think the kid had
    a few more pitches left in his arm , and suffered , mostly , from an anemic
    offense .
    he proved to me that he wasn’t going to ‘back down” just because he was facing a hot team and up against one of the best pitchers in baseball .

  142. Adam says:
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    Grey,
    buy low on Giancarlo? I got offered Giancarlo for Lester. Would you pull the trigger if you had Solid pitching and needed some pop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam, I wouldn’t give up Lester…

  143. Cutch in Locks says:
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    In a keeper league, are Heyward and Hanson together are too much to give up for AGon?

    What if the other owner sent a pitcher back, as well? Jimenez, Marcum, Milone, Wandy, Niese some options…

    Or minors guys like Peacock, Hultzen…

    Thoughts, anybody? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cutch in Locks, Not too much… Marcum…

  144. Eric Riptide says:
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    @ Grey, Good morning. I spoke to you earlier in the week about a trade. I have that league that scores Walks and Doubles+Triples as a category. I reworked that trade and wanted your opinion. I’ll take that even further. I want your blessing. Keep in mind a already own Dan Uggla and he is currently in one of my two utility slots. After this trade I would make him my 2B.

    I’m trading away Robinson Cano and Vernon Wells

    for

    Curtis Granderson, Billy Butler, and Jemile Weeks. This will give me an outfield of Cruz, J. Upton, and Grandy with Uggla at 2B, weeks as a backup, and Butler and David Wright at utility.

    Can I have your blessing….Godfather?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric Riptide, Morning… Sure, sounds decent…

      • Eric Riptide says:
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        @Grey, Thank you kindly.

        I’m currently the owner of the “April-Heartbreak All-Stars”

        Berkman
        Cliff Lee
        Gallardo
        Cano
        Cruz
        J. Upton
        Arencibia
        Ike Davis (now benched for Carlos Pena)

        Apart from J.P. and Ike, these guys aren’t bums, but they’re sure bumming me out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I have Cano and it’s insane how bad his numbers are right now…

          • Eric Riptide says:
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            @Grey, He had one crappy year: 2008. I also read that he had a horrible April to begin the year in 2008. He’s got a great swing, but when I’ve been watching him (on MLB Extra Innings) he seems to be missing balls that he used to crush.

            I know it’s too early to panic with the guy as he has such a great swing and hits in a great lineup, but that one very subpar season in 2008 is enough for me to deal him if the offer is right. I think my deal still works even if he produces his normal numbers from the last few seasons. And if he’s just not “feeling it” this year, I’ll be extra glad to have sold him before this slump gets out of hand and just turns into a not so great season.

  145. GTS says:
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    Need saves… better start the next 2 days – Bell or F-Cordero?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GTS, Cordero

  146. Cutch in Locks says:
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    @Grey, do you start Scherzer tomorrow at Yankee Stadium?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cutch in Locks, Nope

  147. EG says:
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    Rios, Reimold, Schafer or Boesch? Thanks.

    • EG says:
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      @EG, Sorry, please pick two…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EG, Rios, Boesch

  148. nick m. says:
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    Grady Sizemore or Lorenzo Cain a better DL stash? I need to drop one in a 16 team to move Zimmerman to DL slot. It is a 3 OF league and I have Dread Pirate, Boesch, Parra, Duda active.

    • nick m. says:
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      @nick m., Campana is also sitting on WW and could pick him up after I move Zimm to DL if that matters…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick m., Cain…

  149. charlie batch says:
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    how close is lincecum/reyes/hellickson/jack hannahan vs greinke/andrus/worley/moustakas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fairly

  150. Raja says:
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    Ubaldo worth holding on to in a 10 team league?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Raja, you could wait one more outing but ive already dropped him in a 12 teamer and he is still not been grabbed

      • Raja says:
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        @AL KOHOLIC, he’s got the double start next week @ CHW and home vs. Tex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really

  151. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Eldred over Presley or LaRoche? Looks like LaRoche is still hitting after a couple cold days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Presley if you don’t need steals

  152. ThE sHiT says:
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    Trout batting leadoff, but the game is delayed.

    • The G says:
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      @ThE sHiT,

      Wassup Brochacho?!? Hows Boesch treatin ya? I’m kicking a$$ in my random ESPN league…CJ and Lynn have been my aces with my waiver wire bullpen choices you recommended. You and Giselle coming out to see Callen soon?

      @Grey: drop Reimfold or Schafer for Luke Scott?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sweet…

  153. emceeperiod says:
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    Would you offer Prince for Pujols straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope…

      • paulzone says:
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        @Grey, offer braun for pujols straight up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, for Braun…

          • paulzone says:
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            @Grey, meaning you’d rather have pujols over braun?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nope, Braun… See my rankings…

  154. B.o.B says:
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    Would you throw Bryce in your starting lineup tonight vs Billingsley or stick with Reimold against Ross? Bryce expected to hit 7th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryce

  155. Eric says:
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    Who’s the best add Cody Ross, Luke Scott, or Mike Trout
    would drop either john danks or bud norris
    or should i drop both of them and pick Trevor Bauer also?

    other pitchers are Haren, Bumgarner, Wilson, Latos, Hammel, Lilly, Minor, Cahill, Billingsley, Jimenez, Volquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Danks… Trout…

  156. Howard says:
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    @Grey Would you drop Billingsly or Ubaldo for Detwiler? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ubaldo…

  157. paulzone says:
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    can you rank these 2b’s:

    kendrick, hill, johnson, altuve…

    i own kendrick but thinking of picking up hill, johnson or altuve to play for now (dropping pierzynski now that jesus is parked in my c spot). it’s an obp league and kendrick is pissing me off.

    thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them…

  158. Carlos says:
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    I have Bryce Harper on my bench. What do you think about trying to move him for Michael Morse?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see doing that…

  159. nightpandas says:
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    another owner has been trying and trying for Kemp. Thinking about offering him up Kemp/Hundley/Cahill for Tex/CSantana/Felix? or should I just hold…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do that…

      • nightpandas says:
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        @Grey, it is a keep 7, does this change anything?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, it doesn’t…

  160. paulzone says:
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    free agents: reimold, freeman, parra, hill, furcal, lahair, scott, de aza

    who should i dump Pierzynski for?

    5×5 with obp, gidp and errors (12 team, 4 bench spots)

    c-jesus montero
    1b-tex
    2b-kendrick
    3b-longo
    ss-cozart
    lf-braun
    cf-adam jones
    rf-pence
    util-bruce

    thanks grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scott…..

  161. Yer Yang says:
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    Rios, Markakis, Boesch, AJax. Pick 3 you good mustachioed picker you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yer Yang, Rios, Boesch, Jackson…

      • Yer Yang says:
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        @Grey, where would Luke Scott figure in if HRs are needed

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Yer Yang, In front of Jackson…

  162. Steve says:
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    Gah. Got a bit far ahead of the start/IP limit in a couple of leagues so sat Morrow today. Sad trombone.
    Also, can’t make up my mind on The Peav today? Too risky? Don’t absolutely need the start…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Go ahead a sit him…

  163. Cutch in Locks says:
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    @Grey, following up from above… the other owner rejected AGon + Marcum for Heyward + Hanson, so do you do that trade 2-for-1 (Heyward + Hanson for AGon)? 10-team H2H keeper. Here’s how my roster would look after the trade:

    C Posey
    1B AGon
    2B Cano
    3B Lawrie (with Zimmerman on the DL)
    SS Tulo
    MI Rollins
    CI Hosmer
    OF Stanton, Kendrick, Jennings, Reimold (with Berkman on the DL)
    DH Luke Scott (for now)
    Bench Ramos, Ike Davis, Chris Davis, Rasmus
    SP Lester, MadBum, Zimmermann, Anibal, Lilly, Cahill, Scherzer, Drabek

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cutch in Locks, I’d take Gonzalez…

  164. GTS says:
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    Do you like Smyly better than Parker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GTS, Not in all leagues or matchups… They’re end of the rotation guys for right now…

  165. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Another Bruce bomb. Nice to see a hot streak from him. Maybe Stanton can get his shizz together now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SwaggerJackers, That would be nice…

  166. Cheese

    Cheese says:
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    ARod and j zimmermann for Bautista. 8×8 holds, qs, k/bb, hits, bb, slg. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cheese, Bautista… Looks fair though, depends on needs…

  167. Turk Wendell says:
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    How would you rank Myers, Marmol, Rodney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, You did…

      • Turk Wendell says:
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        @Grey, Thought so. Thanks!

  168. Tony says:
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    GREY- what do you think about offering My Ian Kinsler for a guys Braun? I’ve got Cuddyer and Kelly Johnson that I can fill into 2B (yahoo). He has jemile weeks at 2B and can slide numerous others into his OF.

    He’s obviously a career .276 hitter so he’s bound to come down some in average? Or do you think 2012’s a new year….

    Its a 10×10 h2h league, DEEP rosters. THANKS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony, I’d take Braun…

  169. Steve says:
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    H2H team has a had a pretty good week so far. Valverde undoing some of it here…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, You effing wanker.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Steve, He’s been pretty miserable this year…

        • royce! says:
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          @Grey, Whoa, I had not paid too much attention to him (own him, but he’s not been nearly as bad as a lot of closers or ex-closers, this year), but freaking crap, his WHIP is up to 1.62. That 3.12 ERA is not gonna stick around for too long. Seems like when anything bodes on my team it does so in a negative manner.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, I own him… He’s been pretty miserable…

        • Herschel says:
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          @Grey, Worth handcuffing with Benoit? How worried are you about him this season?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Can try it… Crapload of guys to handcuff…

  170. Turk Wendell says:
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    9th SB for Castro

  171. letsgobravos says:
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    Stanton resting his knee again today. Starting to look like he may be a wasted pick this year. Grey, how much time do we give him before we have to try to sell for pennies on the dollar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could do it now and it might make sense but I’ll probably give him another two weeks…

  172. letsgobravos says:
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    Anna Bell getting shelled in the 1st. Fortunately I have a huge lead in ERA and WHIP…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, don’t bitch too much…he’s got 11 Ks through 5…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who?

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey, Anibal ended up with 14 Ks. So I was saying not to bitch too much. I’ll take his start any day of the week.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Wilsonian, Make that 14.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Wilsonian, Oh, Anibal… Nice!

            • Wilsonian says:
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              @Grey, Exactly. Ended up being an helluva start. I got 28 Ks today out of him, Lester, and Smyly (who earned a spot for the foreseeable future).

  173. the grate one says:
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    who are you more concerned about bautista or stanton???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  174. letsgobravos says:
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    The Peav is looking dominant. Please, please stay healthy.

  175. Steve says:
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    For f***’s saken Delgado, it’s the damn Pirates.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @Steve, Yeah, what a joke. I streamed him today. I was trailing in ERA and WHIP so I wasn’t as worried about ratios, but I figured he could give me a W and a solid # of Ks. Kid shouldn’t be in the majors right now, but now he will stick until the braves gives jar jar another shot.

      • Tony says:
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        @letsgobravos, i didn’t watch the game but why are people getting so bent outta shape? He gave up 4 ER? Yes it’s the pirates, but they’re a major league team. It’s not like Sea, Oak, and Pit only score 0-1 runs per game and never have a good game. There’s always potential for any pitcher vs ANY team to get blown up. It was 4 runs, coulda been worse….. cust kayin’ saw someone griping about anibal too, i mean the dudes got 12 K’s and ONLY gave up 2 runs? i’d be pretty damn happy with that…. I think since baseball has swung too pitching people are getting spoiled expecting their pitchers to blank everyone. JEESH.

        • letsgobravos says:
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          @Tony,

          Haha….

          1. 4.1 innings and 4 runs against the pirates is terrible. Yes, it could have been worse, but its still awful. I’m a braves fan so I was extra frustrated on this one. Delgado is a big time prospect and eventually he has to start pitching like it if the braves are going to make a run this year.

          2. That was me bitching about Anna Bell during the 1st inning. He had already given up 4 runs and the bases were loaded. By griping, I single handily turned his start around because clearly Anna Bell heard me and worked hard to win my approval.

  176. Steve says:
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    And of course the benched Peav is cruising. FMFBBL.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Steve, I almost benched him, but decided to just roll with it. Looks like my Lester/Peavy matchup is going well. Who is this Jake Peavy character…and what has he done with the real Jake Peavy?

  177. Herschel says:
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    @Grey, start Milone next week in 12 team mixed roto leagues? @bos and @tb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d sit him in a 12 team league…

  178. Steve says:
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    Screw you Delgado. That was bullshit.

  179. Wilsonian says:
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    Time to cut bait with Reimold in an 8 Teamer? Could pick up Encarnacion, Aviles, JD, Hill, Scott, Joyce.

    For UTIL/Bench spot. Thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can grab Scott…

  180. Tony says:
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    is anyone thinking about picking up pedro alvarez???

    2-3 today with a couple doubles, 7-22 with a couple homers lately

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, been considering… Unfortunately…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, I was considering it in my 16 teamer and someone beat me to him. I can’t believe I’m actually kinda mad someone got Pedro before me. What’s this fantasy baseball world coming to?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… I know!

  181. Marty Funkhouser says:
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    @Grey: Which two would you want out of Chris Davis, Jon Jay, Crisp, LaHair, and Wells?

    I’m leaning LaHair and Crisp (need steals). Hating myself for dropping Duda last week instead of Delmon “David Duke” Young.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaHair, dealer’s choice…

  182. Steve says:
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    Epic sonavabenching from The Peav.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oopsie

  183. elwood blues says:
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    Eovaldi or Corbin, NL Only 4×4 12-team Keeper?? What do you see from them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

      • elwood blues says:
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        @Grey, is he worth bidding free agent $ on, meaning he’s long-term? How our rules work, bidding FA$ will allow me to get rid of Leake? I wouldn’t be able to drop Corbin, but can replace him, if he gets sent down again. Really old school rules.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @elwood blues, $1

          • elwood blues says:
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            @Grey, thanks. the min. bid would be $5.

            Adam Bomb! At least LaRoche is coming thru for me.

            • elwood blues says:
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              @elwood blues, so did harper flip his helmet for the cameras? classy.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Guess go $5 then…

  184. letsgobravos says:
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    I decided to take a nap before going out tonight and just woke up to see that Anna Bell didn’t give up another run after a nasty 1st and K’d 14?!?! Wow…The team I have him on was winning by a huge margin in every pitching cat. How much I wish I could have had that start (or the Peav’s for that matter) on my other team…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Yeah, your nap nearly gave me a heart attack… I was waiting for an update and didn’t hear anything and thought it was more bad news…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Haha…sorry bro.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No worries…

  185. letsgobravos says:
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    The good news about Delgado’s terrible start is that it buried any chance I had of winning ERA or WHIP so now I can run Scherzer out there tomorrow in hopes that lucks into a W because Detroit wins the home run derby against the Yanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Nice

  186. letsgobravos says:
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    My opponent in one league had 15 RBIs today, my team has 13 this week…FMFBBL x eleventy billion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Ouch

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Yep, trailing 43-13 on RBIs. Pretty odd matchup. I lead every pitching cat by a huge margin other than saves (3-2) and he leads every batting cat by a huge margin other than steals (2-2). So despite the fact its one of my worst offensive showings ever, I still lead 6-5. Really wish I had someone who was droppable so I could add a SAGNOFer or two to try and put me over the top tomorrow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not terrible… Sounds like you can only win by a bigger margin…

  187. Steve says:
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    With every zero his Strasburg puts up, those ugly efforts from Valverde and Delgado and my benching Peavy stings a little more…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If it’s any consolation, Valverde killed my decent Anibal effort…

  188. Wilsonian says:
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    Robot or Helton to fill in for Reynolds while he’s riding the pine?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robot… But need to sit him for lefties…

  189. Jon says:
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    It looks like I’m going into tomorrow slightly behind in BA, HR, R with a small lead in SB (and basically no chance of winning RBI) in my H2H match-up.

    Start 3: J-Roll, Giancarlo, Rasmus, Reimold, Luke Scott

    Thanks for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rollins, Scott, Rasmus…

  190. genghis chone says:
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    Humber’s got some pedigree… Dude was BA’s #50 prospect once upon a time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Once upon a pretty long time ago…

  191. Howard says:
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    The crew on NESN were saying how Vin Scully has called both Mickey Mantle and Bryce Harper’s first starts. Amazin’!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s insane…

  192. knighttown says:
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    Volquez on waivers. Drop Smyley, Milone or Scherzer for him in a 12 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t right now…

  193. Grey's da man! says:
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    Trying to make a couple moves..is McCarthy a big dropoff from Marcum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, a bit…

  194. Grey's da man! says:
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    corbin over ubaldo, drabek, or parker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold there…

  195. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you lose Marmol or Cordero for Thornton, Venters, Reed in a Ks/9 league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t, friend…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Thanks for the help tonight (and every night), buddy…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, No problem…

  196. Grey's da man! says:
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    would you drop ike, move santana from C to 1B and then add salty, doumit or soto at C?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Nope

  197. tHe sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Alvarez or Eldred over Presley for overall production? I kinda need steals, but i have BJ, Schafer, CarGo, and Cruz who i think will make me ok in that dept.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tHe sHiT, Alvarez

  198. aj says:
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    who would you own? 13 team 5×5 roto
    Nate Schierholtz, Michael Brantley, Tony Campana, Jose Tabata,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @aj, Campana

  199. Mrobs says:
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    Smyly or Parker?

    I’m liking smyly after mowing down the yanks at TSTBNTTSRB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrobs, Ha…. Smyly…

  200. royce! says:
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    Just wanted to be sure that everyone had a chance to really experience Harper’s first hit:

    http://tinyurl.com/7hzqla3

    • Mrobs says:
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      @royce!, ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, HA!

  201. Steve says:
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    With Boneface currently sucking, who do you sub in at SS in a 12 team H2H league where we count OBP as well as AVG? Boneface ops my speed guy…

    Lowrie
    Furcal
    Scutaro
    Alcides
    Plouffe
    Tejada

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Alcides

  202. ThE sHiT says:
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    @All who own Stanton: I benched him for today, so get ready for him to hit two bombs. I barely leading in Hits and Runs and down .001 in avg.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT, I hope so…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @ThE sHiT, You were nearly right man, just managed a grand salami though.

  203. TheNewGuy says:
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    Had offically the perfect matchup last night where both your starters square off against each other, or as known on here, ‘cross steams’.

    Lester and Peavy combined for 16IP, 1ER, 14Ks, just 11 baserunners and 1W. Just awesome.

    On a side note how good does the Peav look this year…though I wish Ventura didn’t abuse his arm to go the full 9 innings in a loss last night.

    Oh and a question finally, Ike Davis just been dropped in my league, the guys been bad but I still feel he can turn it around, worth a claim right? Would be finally dropping Lidge, who im guessing probably doesn’t see another save this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Nice… I’d lose Lidge for Davis…

  204. TheNewGuy says:
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    Just seen the highlights of Harpers first game, wow, impressive debut from the kid.

    Showed a bit of everything, power roping that double, hustle, came through with that clutch RBI, and nearly gunned down a guy from the outfield already.

    Looks pretty legit already to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, He looked decent… Especially in comment #201…

  205. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Better bench OF (startig until Choo is healthy and hitting): Willingham, Reimold or Scott? H2H, standard 5 cats + TB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scott…

  206. Howard says:
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    It’s excruciating waiting for C eligibility in ESPN for baby Jesus. 5 more games to go which could take a few more weeks. Can’t wait to cut bait with Olivo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Howard, Try owning Geovany Soto.

      • Howard says:
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        @Grey, Haha, might I suggest the beef Wellington?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, seriously…

  207. Jim says:
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    Just offered Stanton/Lind/Guerra for Pujols and Wainwright. Which side do you like more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim, Pujols side…

  208. Eddy says:
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    You know, it’s a not a bad time to buy low on Gallardo.

    Starts against STL: 5.2 IP, 14 ER, 24 ERA, 6 Ks

    Starts against everyone else (COL, LAD, CHC): 21 IP, 4 ER, 1.71 ERA, 21 Ks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s fine…

  209. chata says:
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    bonifacio finally batting lead-off , in front of reyes .
    ozzie forced to do the right thing , in order to shake up that anemic offense .

    reason enough , for me , to bench the slumping cozart ,
    though bonifacio’s been pizz-poor against lefties , this year .

    tomato sauce – tomato paste .

    everyone else …. can probably expect cozart to turn things around , today .

    • Eddy says:
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      @chata, I’ll be waiting.

  210. Eddy says:
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    Grey,

    Would you advise trying to buy low on Reyes? Or is that someone you’re going to stay away from this season?

    I have a surplus of OF (Cruz, Pence, Holliday, Harper, Victorino, Adam Jones). Who’ the first guy you offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Victorino, Holliday or Pence, in that order..

  211. Tony says:
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    GREY- just made a huge deal and have another one proposed in my 14 teamer, can you check the forum and review it? im hesitant, it involves me acquiring a massive offense, but at the expense of my pitching, more details in the forums, thanks bro….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool, will look…

  212. Drew says:
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    @Grey – At this point going forward, which Dodger RP would you rather have? Guerra or Jansen?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jansen

  213. Viagra Falls says:
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    Brandon Phillips had a nice day back yesterday, but playing the matchup ratings for today, Infante is liked by Yahoo a lot more than Phillips. Who would you play today, considering how hot Infante so far this year? I keep getting burned by playing one over the other, with Infante going yard when I play Phillips and he’s either benched or does nothing. And then yesterday, Phillips was good…

    Also, for the best chances for runs/RBI’s to close out the week, would you throw out the Melkman, Reimold or really roll the dice and see what Bryce Harper might have in store for today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reimold and Phillips would’ve been my choices…

  214. B.o.B says:
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    How would you rank Smyly (where’s the vwls??), Bass, Drabek, Bard? Drop one for Ubaldo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drabek, Smyly… Yup…

  215. nightpandas says:
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    which 2 would you sit today out of :

    Trout – vs Lowe
    Boneface – vs Miley
    Rollins – vs Garza
    JD Mart – vs Latos

    leaning towards Trout and Rollins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bone, Rollins…

    • Raja says:
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      With Garcia going to the bullpen, what are your thoughts on Phelps?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not much, will go over him in tonight’s roundup…

  216. Carlos says:
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    Drop Guerra for Downs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, I could see it in some leagues…

  217. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    Who is next in line for saves in OAK Cook or Fuentes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fuentes would be my guess…

  218. Slappy Pappy says:
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    12-Team mixed HTH, would you give Bedard/LaRoche/Myers for Marcum/Reimold/Smyly? Myers is my 5th closer and Reimold replaces LaRoche at Utility.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would, friend…

      • Slappy Pappy says:
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        @Grey, Thanks, the trade is on! As a follow-up, would you rather have Smyly, Milone, J. Parker, Capuano, or Bass?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Milone, buddy…

          • Slappy Pappy says:
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            @Grey, Thanks guy!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’re welcome, SP.

  219. Turk Wendell says:
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    Mr. Votto, nice to see you again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, where’s he been?

  220. Red says:
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    H2H league, I need some OF help – should I trade CC for Lester and Pence?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good…

  221. letsgobravos says:
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    Opponent pulls ahead in steals on Bruce’s swipe and ties up the matchup for the week at 6-6. Pisses me off even more since he beat me to get Bruce off waivers on Monday and was 1 ahead of me on priority. Very boring matchup because the only 2 cats in play are steals and saves…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce was on waivers?

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey,

        Yep…someone already gave up on him. Unfortunately I had just claimed Minor a few days earlier so I had 9th priority and the guy who grabbed him had 8th. Amazing that the 7 ahead of him weren’t smart enough to claim him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kinda insane…

  222. Chris says:
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    i get its early but is it too early to hit the panic button on Latos? i never really thought he was this much of a hodgepadre…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not, need to chillax…

  223. Fletch says:
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    Tex/Sherzer (or Moore) for Bruce/Minor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  224. letsgobravos says:
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    Scherzer fucking sucks. Too him 120 pitches to get through 4 and 2/3s today and gives up 3 runs…bases are juiced though so he could be on the hook for 6 if they all come in.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @letsgobravos, He’s awful. But I can’t get myself to drop him.

  225. letsgobravos says:
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    Big Albert is 3/26 this week with 1 run score. Jesus H Christ…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hayzeus indeed…

  226. letsgobravos says:
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    After winning each of the first 2 weeks 12-2, my team was stomped last week 10-2 and I’m currently getting drilled 10-3. My opponents offense has been miserable, but unfortunately mine has been more miserabler. The loss of Krispie, Puma, Gardner, and Choo is absolutely murdering me and the boat anchor known as Pujols isn’t doing anything to help matters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully Gardner comes back swinging…

  227. Wilsonian says:
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    Scherzer or Worley?

    Reimold or Moustakas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer, Moose…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, on that note, would you take Latos over Scherzer?

  228. Wilsonian says:
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    Slam and legs for Bruce. I’m really liking him on my team right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, nothing to not like…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Wish he was on my teams, and not just “team”.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, Yeah, we only got him twice out of 10 teams and not even sure why…

  229. Wilsonian says:
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    Marmol, Balfour, and Cordero are trying their hardest to blow up my ratios for the week. Holy shit they suck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Every closer right now…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, I was up 2.99 to 3.55 on ERA. So I benched Scherzer and Bum. Thinking there was no way he could catch me. He lowered his to 3.47 and mine is up to 3.45 now after those assholes pitched. I don’t think I want any closers on my team. I think I’m just going to punt saves, find the guys with good ratios, and roll that way. Just in protest of these assholes.

  230. Grey

    Grey says:
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    GIANCARLO!

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @Grey, Too little, too late for me unfortunately. The team I have him on has 11 RBIs today…and only 24 for the week. (trailing 47-24) Why couldn’t my other team that trails by only 2 in RBIs be having a day like that?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @letsgobravos, Wow, that was a huge deficit.

        • letsgobravos says:
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          @Grey, Tell me about it…he has CarGo and Bruce so they have chipped in a nifty 18 RBIs between them.

    • Turk Wendell says:
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      @Grey, feels good to get that first one out of the way. How did it look?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Turk Wendell, It was in Crayola so it had to be a bomb. I didn’t see it…

        • Turk Wendell says:
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          @Grey, Reading the wrapup it looks like he took one to the warning track the AB before. Must be feeling better and more comfortable. I hope so anyway.

    • royce! says:
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      @Grey, My brother-in-law needs a closer in our h2h so I offered him Myers for Rasmus, which he rejected and offered me Stanton for Francisco and League. I really didn’t want to screw him over, and it took all the will power I could muster to not take the offer. Fortunately he cancelled it after an hour.

      Now I have to win this league, because if I don’t, I’ll be left wondering if I could have if I was more of a dick.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @royce!, Ha… What a moral dilemma!

        • royce! says:
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          @Grey, I don’t know if I would’ve had the strength to resist if I didn’t have Jay Bruce. Jay Bruce makes the world a better place in so many ways!

  231. smog says:
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    Is Logan Morrison for Dee Gordon a fair trade? Do you think that Gordon will be fine going forward? I’d be the one trading Morrison.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @smog, I’d want Gordon.

      • smog says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! Great blog, by the way. I’m a daily reader.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @smog, Thanks!

  232. Real Tom says:
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    Hey Grey, I want to get a better perspective on Dunn. I try to live a faithful life, drafting and trading according to your infinite wisdom. With that said, I’m in a league that counts both OPS and Walks, so I feel like Adam Dunn just isn’t the same player in that league. He’s a contributor. Am I right to value him pretty well in that league, or do I need you to show me the light?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Real Tom, No, he has more value in that league… I.e., he’s ownable. He’s not exactly terrific…

    • chata says:
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      @Real Tom,

      sit him vs lefties .
      before today , he was sumpin like 2-24 with 13 K’s vs lefties .

  233. Wilsonian says:
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    What’s your opinion of the other Hudson? The one that’s currently healthy and pitched for the Braves today.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @Wilsonian, I know he didn’t like him in the pre season coming off the injury. If I remember correctly from last year, grey wasn’t very high on him when he was healthy either.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @letsgobravos, Yeah. I kinda remember that. Just wondering if anything has changed or of he likes him a little better now, especially with the Braves playing so well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Nah, I like him last year and this preseason before he got injured… I’d own him…

  234. Wilsonian says:
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    Look at Axford joining the shitbag closer club…

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian, he got out of it. 1st and 3rd no outs, proceeds to get 2 Ks and then they got soy random caught stealing, throw to home, out at the plate play to end the game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, The SCC!

  235. Mrobs says:
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    Thornton in for the save

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Mrobs, I was just getting ready to post that. Gets a clean inning too.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Wilsonian, It was a 4 out save, if that makes a difference. But I bet he takes over the gig.

      • Mrobs says:
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        @Wilsonian, I just made a panic move and dropped Farnsworth for him in a league with 1 DL spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrobs, Thanks for the heads up!

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, you think he takes over? I personally do, but I’m not a professional fantasy baseball blog writer dude. And if so, would you put him ahead of Marmol or Cordero? Those d-bags are killing my mojo.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, Yes

          • Mrobs says:
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            @Grey, Hmmm Drop Marmol for thorton? or hold for now?

    • Raja says:
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      @Mrobs, the 1.1 inn, 2 K’s save at that!

  236. mikeZ says:
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    Nolasco @SF and @SD or Dickey v. ARI and @HOU?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mikeZ, Nolasco

  237. letsgobravos says:
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    Thornton w/ the save for the ChiSox…

  238. letsgobravos says:
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    NatGio with 24 consecutive scoreless innings. 4 innings and 5 ks so far today. Love it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Love it!

  239. B.o.B says:
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    Harper just crashed into the CF wall making an unbelievable catch, looks like he got the wind knocked out for a second…this coming 2 batters after Gio took a Kemp line drive off the arm.

    Needless to say my breath was held a lot during that inning…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Is Gio okay?

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey, yeah he shook it off and stayed in the game

  240. Schlitzy says:
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    There’s nothing like having your team suck for the opening month only to erupt with a 5 HR 15 RBI day. Welcome to 2012 Giancarlo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schlitzy, He’s alive!

  241. Grey's da man! says:
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    Perkins or fuentes worth picking up after blown save by balfour and capps having another ugly performance? (Only have 1 closer on this team).

    Would drop Luke scott, Lind, or Rasmus (2 are on bench)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Perkins… Lind…

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        @Grey, thanks, got him. Bye bye lind :( So much hope, so disappointing

  242. letsgobravos says:
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    Now down 11-3 in one league, behind 1 on 2bs, 2 on HRs, and 3 on RBIs. Kinsler and Scott going tonight…really need them to have a monster night and help me salvage this week. Freaking ridiculous that I started off 24-4 the first two weeks and now I’m going to end up close to .500 after week 4 barring a big come back tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Pretty crazy…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @letsgobravos, I’ve had the same, disastrous week, followed by hugely awesome week, followed by another pretty disastrous week again. Crazy shizz…dying for some considtency from my guys.

  243. Grey's da man! says:
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    chris davis over ike davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Yup

  244. TheNewGuy says:
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    No mention of Razzball favourite Stanton going deep yet by anyone? Presume it was a grand salami…at long last gargantua!

    Seeing as pretty much everyone has Stanton on a team on here we can all let out a loud simultaneous sigh of relief…

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Go back and read above. There have been several mentions. We are all pleased he showed signs of life.

  245. Grey's da man! says:
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    Would you take perkins over rauch?

    • Grey's da man! says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, f you rauch, byrdak, and helton! wow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Perkins isn’t much better…

  246. TheNewGuy says:
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    Man you gotta love this homestand streaks Bruce gets on. Homering in 4 straight and lets not forget the 3 steals he has on the season too.

    Bruuuuuuuuuce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, BRUUUUUUUCE

  247. B.o.B says:
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    God I hate Marmol. 1 inn, 1 hit, 3 bb, 0 K, 1 ER today in a nonsave situation.

    Season stats:
    0-1, 1 SV, 2 BS, 7.2 inn, 7 hits, 5 ER, 9 BB, 6 K, 2.09 WHIP, 5.87 ERA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, He’s a real POS.

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey, Ha!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @B.o.B, He’s god awful. I’m trying to find a way to lose him from my team. My closer shituation is exactly that. Marmol, Hanrahan, Marshall, Balfour, Thornton.

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Wilsonian, just dropped him for Casilla in one league and Thornton in another…Grey might disagree with that but it’s a huge weight lifted off my chest to not see “Carlos Marmol” on my rosters anymore

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @B.o.B, yeah, I’m looking to get rid of him in my small league, just can’t figure out who to pick up. Unfortunately I also have him in my 16 Teamer and there is nothing available for me to lose him for.

  248. Grey's da man! says:
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    Lol now Frank Frank blows the save…what a year for closers. Is Parnell the pickup over Rauch in NY?? Rauch blew the hold today and Parnell was perfect in 1 1/3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, No one’s the pickup, Frank-Frank hasn’t lost the job…

  249. B.o.B says:
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    Jansen in for the save again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Makes sense…

  250. letsgobravos says:
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    Frank frank’s turn to take part in the closer shitapocolypse in Denver…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, HA!

  251. ruah says:
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    Crisp or Parra?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ruah, Parra

  252. GTS says:
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    F-Cordero or H-Rodriguez for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GTS, H-Rod, basically a toss up…

  253. Steve says:
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    Is it churlish to ask CarGo to stop hitting home runs, and instead to single in his next at-bat and then steal second and third.

    Would actually be more helpful.

    BTW, Holds suck. Not yesterday when I got one, of course, but when Romo throws two pitches for one out and sullies my margin of victory in the process, they suck *real* bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, A bit greedy, but what the hey!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I’m not a reasonable man when it comes to MFBBL.

        What do you think of:

        Weiland v MIL or Drabek v TEX tomorrow in H2H?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Weiland at home…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, With a rotation of:

            Bum
            D Hudson
            J Zimm
            Cahill
            McCarthy
            Peavy
            Assorted crappy streamers and relievers

            you’d still give Bum and Konerko to get Pujols wouldn’t you?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I would take Pujols…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, Trying to tidy up my sister’s roster in our 12-team H2H league. If you’ve got Krispie and Storen filling your two DL spots, and Pagan or Ryan Sweeney (or whatever4 hot bat) to fill in at CF while Krispie is out, is there any point in hanging on to Grady Sizemore (another CF)?

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, Also, Chris Davis or Moustakas?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  @Steve, Moustakas… Lose Sizemore…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Or Nicasio v LAD, but that one makes me (more) nervous.

  254. Howie says:
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    @Grey: Krispie Y. on the DL…4×4 NL league…should I nab the 19-year old to replace him (recall in my league…I would not be able to preserve Krispie, i.e., it would be a permanent swap)? Seems he might have a higher batting avg. than Young but won’t steal as many bases (once Young returns)? Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Howie, I wouldn’t drop Krispie for Harper, but he should be owned in an NL-Only league.

  255. Mrobs says:
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    Robin V: “It is nothing against Hector, he still will be in there in the ninth, but you’re looking at guy with a body of work against those three guys,” Ventura said. “I felt confident leaving Matt in there.”

    • Mrobs says:
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      @Mrobs, aka looks like Santiago, not Thornton, will still see the next save opp…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mrobs, he’s insane. Almost Ozzie-like. It needs to be Thornton. I’m just going to hang on to him. When Hector blows another one, Robbie will change his tune…

  256. Brandon Beachy for Asdrubal Cabrera

    I need pitching

    I have Zack Cozart

    its keeper league – 10 keepers per team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Beachy…

  257. knighttown says:
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    I’ve vultured my way to 5 closers for 3 spots (with the advantage of stashing Myers in an SP slot). Chose to move Casilla for the struggling Yovani.

    1. Solid move?
    2. So…what have I missed with this guy? What are his peripherals saying? Is he a full-on “bench” until he gets his shizz together? Avoid matchups or start everywhere?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1

  258. Eddy says:
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    Josh Hamilton leaves game with back discomfort.

    IT BEGINS.

    • chata says:
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      @Eddy,

      such a skeptic .

      he’ll hot-tub it tonight and be back in time to face drabek , tomorrow .

      • Eddy says:
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        @chata,

        I don’t own him anywhere and my buddy has been hyping him beyond belief these past few days, so it feels nice.

        Schadenfreude all up in here.

        By the way, Cozart did pretty good today. I believe I owe you a thanks.

        • chata says:
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          @Eddy,

          yeah , i noticed that .

          this miami team is stinking it up , pretty badly .
          thought they’d wait until , at least , the end of the year , to begin
          their fire-sale .
          not sure , now , that it won’t begin before the all-star break .
          just what loria deserves , imo .
          unfortunately , it prolly just what he wants .

          • chata says:
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            @chata,
            edit*

            it’s prolly

        • chata says:
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          @Eddy,

          if you want to return that cozart favor ,
          light a fire under hosmer’s azz ,
          or maybin’s .
          am not a greedy man .
          either one will do .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Uh-oh

  259. letsgobravos says:
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    Damnit Kinsler…comes up with two men on and hacks at the first pitch for a ground out. A 2b and 2 RBIs there would have taken me from down 10-3 to 8-4

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh well…

  260. Drkness says:
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    Jenson has 24 K’s already, that’s absurd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, kinda…

  261. letsgobravos says:
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    Just found this linked on twitter. Its from some content dump called “sports news junkie” that is probably written by tech slaves in some Indian sweat shop. Gotta love the ridiculously incorrect terminology like “initial base” and “belligerent balls.” Grey, I really think you should sub contract some of razzball’s articles out to to these guys…

    Two of a Philadelphia Phillies’ biggest stars seem to be one step closer to returning to play.

    CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury is stating that initial baseman Ryan Howard has been privileged for ball activities and will be streamer to Florida on Sunday to continue his workouts during a Phillies’ training trickery in Clearwater, Fla., on Monday.

    Ryan Howard has reportedly been privileged to ramp adult ball activities. (AP Photo)

    Howard will reportedly start fielding belligerent balls and throwing. He won’t strike until “he gets his legs underneath him,” ubiquitous manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told CSNPhilly.com.

    Meanwhile, second baseman Chase Utley could be a week divided from returning to workouts, Amaro Jr. told CSNPhilly.com. Utley will reportedly spend several days going by pre-game workouts with a team. He’ll afterwards be evaluated by a team‘s jaunty staff and will eventually conduct to Florida to continue workouts most like Howard will be doing.

    Neither actor is approaching to burst right behind into play once they are ready. Amaro told CSNPhilly.com that “we’re saying a small bit of a light during a finish of a tunnel.”

    Howard has been recuperating from surgery to correct a ruptured Achilles tendon he postulated in a Phillies’ final diversion of a deteriorate final year. He also had surgery in late Feb to purify out infection after a suture from a initial surgery unsuccessful to scrupulously dissolve.

    Utley has been slowed by ongoing left knee issues in his cartilage. He has spent Apr operative with a earthy therapist in Arizona and visited with his teammates final week when a team was in Phoenix to face a Arizona Diamondbacks.

    Utley missed a initial 46 games final deteriorate with a same condition.

    • Steve says:
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      @letsgobravos, Think it’s been through Ye Olde Google Translator.

    • Steve says:
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      @letsgobravos, Though I wouldn’t let anyone’s staff near me, jaunty or not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s awesome!

    • chata says:
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      @letsgobravos,

      lived with a blue-eyed hungarian , who was a bit of an earthy therapist .
      she made a rugula from a recipe that was handed down by her aunt
      rose frisch , that was to die for .

  262. Herschel says:
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    @Grey, like either of these two start options in weekly mixed leagues?

    Arroyo – vs chi, @Pit
    Wieland – vs mil, vs Mia
    McDonald – @atl, vs cin
    Harang – @col, @chi

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really… Wieland…

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey, Bass worth a roster spot in mixed leagues? Dropping lidge and could use a sp flier….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Herschel, Go for it…

  263. letsgobravos says:
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    Shit. Kinsler fouls off 7 balls in a row and then gets rung up on a ball that was way high…fucking bull shit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinsler’s killing you right now…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, You can say that again…so many big cuts during that AB and he couldn’t connect on any of them.

  264. Wilsonian says:
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    Trumbo going to see some additional PT now? Looks like he’s played in a few games recently. I’m liking him with PT and 3 position eligibility.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Team’s still too crowded for everyday PT.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, or if you’re in the hood, e’rryday PT. Thanks. Still trying to figure out this damn 8 team team (stutterer). Kicked ass this week, but up against a much inferior opponent. Still think there’s some kinks to work out at UTIL and in the ‘pen.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, Ha

  265. Chris says:
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    Altuve or cozart a better option this upcoming week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

  266. tHe sHiT says:
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    @Grey/all: You can thank me for Stantons bomb, today was the first time i benched him all season. Thankfully i didnt need it for my H2H money league. In related news, Slam and Legs for both CarGo and Bruuuuuuuuuce!!! Yeah buddy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tHe sHiT, Yeah, thanks for that!

    • Turk Wendell says:
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      @tHe sHiT, Appreciate it dude

  267. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey, should we try and use Giancarlo’s homer today as a selling opportunity? I assume you would trade him straight up for Bruce at this point? Not sure I could get the other owner to accept that though…

  268. Slappy says:
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    @Real Tom, No, he has more value in that league… I.e., he’s ownable. He’s not exactly terrific…

    Grey, with his HR today, Adam’s got 5, tied for the MLB lead among 1B with Hosmer and Konerko (and you can add in Butler as well). The 11 R and 16 RBI aren’t exactly bad either. The 16 RBI put him at 16th in MLB (tied with CarGo, Helton, Grandy, Scott, Butler and Freeman)(by the way, Adam, Grandy and Freeman, well, you get the point, but if not, Schmohawks 3, Grey 0). I’m otherwise too lazy to check up on where the 11 R stands, since in a game decided by who scores more runs, ESPN has every leader on the board except leaders in runs scored (how fitting). In a league with BB and OBP, Adam’s a mandatory own. Adam’s the kinda guy who can hit .190 on the week yet OBP at .414. Oh, and by the way, for the soul who inquired to the matter of as between Dunn and Lind, Lind flat out and simply sucks. Here’s how bad Lind is:

    http://blogs.thescore.com/djf/2012/03/21/the-mind-blowing-awfulness-of-adam-lind/

  269. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey…what do you think about offering Stanton, Luke Scott and Peavy for either Pujols or Cano?

  270. charlie batch says:
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    hammel or scherzer?

  271. SmokeTNT says:
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    Pujols’ owner is getting frustrated, floated an offer of Teixeira, Cain, and Kendrick for Pujols, Luebke, and Daniel Murphy (will likely drop, have Brandon Phillips). Sound good?

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