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If I may take you back to February of fourteen after twenty when Pablo Sandoval showed up to camp straight from a winter in Milan where he learned how to diet, smoke cigarettes, and eat nothing but greens, and this wasn’t greens like lime-flavored Popsicles and moldy cheese.  This was healthy greens.  On that blessed day, he was wearing a mankini and when he walked into the clubhouse, Bruce Bochy whistled, thinking he was making a catcall at some fine Dominican honey.  That was fine Dominican honey, but only in fantasy baseballers’ minds who thought a contract year and 180 pounds dropped in a sauna was a sign of great things to come.  Sure, Sandoval could now twerk without needing an oxygen mask, but what had changed?  Well, apparently not a whole lot.  Right now, he’s hitting around .200 with two homers.  Burp.  The good news is he’s been incredibly unlucky with his BABIP, his line drive rate is right about his career norm and he’s due to hit more homers.  There’s some bad news, his K-rate is up and he’s hitting more ground balls.  Even at 133 pounds, he’s not a great threat to beat out infield hits, so ground balls aren’t good, and for a guy that swings at everything, a K-rate is a bit scary.  This all goes back to he’s not this bad — this terrible that he’s been.  He will get better and can be either picked up in leagues or traded for for (stutterer!) very cheaply.  I mean, I wouldn’t even give someone a Donkeycorn for him right now, but a Brain Freeze or a fourth outfielder sounds about right if you’re trying to acquire him.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

A.J. Pollock – How many Pollocks does it take to pick up A.J. off waivers?  Two.  One to hold the bulb, another to turn the room.  Hmm, I might have that wrong

Gerardo Parra – His bat looks like it’s cooling off a bit, which is good so he can hold it, but maybe there’s some sizzle left on the barrel.  Barrel sizzle was also the leading cause of hand injuries in the Civil War.  I’m a bit of a buff.  Sorry, I meant I’m a bit in the buff; I’m not wearing a shirt.

Seth Smith – The other day when the Padres announcers said that The Lisper’s Nightmare was named the Player of the Week last week, I rewound the video to listen again to make sure they didn’t say he was the Padres player of the week.  Huge difference.  Smiff wath in fact the National League Player of the Week.  Yeth!

David DeJesus – Brilliant Idea Alert!  MLB should put out loaves of bread that when toasted reveal the likeness of DeJesus.

James Jones – I get the feeling that Jones is going to take six weeks to get over 50% owned, and only at that point will he no longer be worth owning.

Drew Stubbs – This is more of a Hitter-Tron pick, but the Hitter-Tron does love Rockie hitters almost as much as heavily lubed machinery.

Jeurys Familia – There’s a bunch of SAGNOF guys this week so let’s get down to business…Uh-oh, I feel a bastardized Eminem rhyme coming on.  You ’bout to witness SAGNOF in its most purest, more rawest form, these guys are far from flawless, most hardest throwing, nah, most honest, I guess I don’t know them, chip off the old block, maybe don’t know their dads either, that’s not to say my fantasy teams are un-Familia.

Jenrry Mejia – Terry Collins said he could be the closer now for the Mets.  Collins could also be eating Animal Crackers on the funny farm.  That’s Mejia who has a nearly 5 ERA.  But, all you need for saves is the opportunity, so I’d own him too.  Between Mejia and Familia, I’d go Mejia first since Terry Collins actually said he would be closer most recently.  Honestly, it could change today, tomorrow or whatever day is next.  I do like Mejia’s moonwalking ability.

Bryan Shaw – Or it could be Cody Allen, still hard to say.  Thankfully, it is not Bryon Allen and his talk show that lasted about 17 years because the networks had nothing else for two in the morning.  “Flag waving or that Byron Allen guy?”  “Well, there is a new Flowbee informercial.”

Hector Rondon – Unlike some of the schmohawks in this SAGNOF section of the Buy, Rondon is the closer, so there’s no reason he shouldn’t be owned.  Though the Cubs haven’t exactly been flooded with save opportunities.  Picked him up three Mondays ago and my SAGNOF stood still, Hector Rondon-don-don, the Hector Rondon.

Jim Johnson –  Or Sean Doolittle or Luke Gregerson.  The A’s should just go with Doolittle, and not because he’s the best bet for clean saves, but because his name best approximates their entire bullpen.  The only thing we know — and even this is tentative — the A’s want Johnson back in as closer.

Zach Britton – It’s a seriously messy week for SAGNOF!  Showalter loves a nice failed starter closing, so Britton could have the edge here, plus that’s who the Queen Mum wants.  Darren O’Day could also sneak into save chances; it’s basically a clusterfudge that will make you taffy.

Josh Beckett – Not really the 2.38 ERA pitcher he is right now, but also not terribly bad.  Shows you how deep pitching really is that a guy with an under-2.50 ERA is still readily available.

Dallas Keuchel – Charo shouldn’t be the only one saying coochie-coochie Keuchel.  Everyone should.  He’s looked fantastic so far this year and is worth a whirl in all leagues.

Drew Pomeranz – Pomeranz was a former high-ranked prospect and the winner of the 2011 Westminster Dog Show, what else do you need?!

Mike Leake – His ERA is 3.09 which is nice, but his WHIP is 0.99 which is niiiiiiiice.  Yes, 7 I’s.  Like three bespectacled nerds and one cross-eyed nerd.

Tanner Roark – Not sure how much I buy this start at home vs. the Mets — wait, it’s the Mess! — and the Stream-o-Nator likes it, so there’s that.  Or there that, if you’re in a rush.

Tim Lincecum – I’ve already picked him up, and his start on Saturday looks juicy on the Stream-o-Nator.  Won’t you join me in either a 7 IP, 2 ER, 12 Ks start or a 3 IP, 6 ER start?

Devin Mesoraco –  You ever see this guy’s player page picture?   Yikes!  Somebody fell off the ugly tree, hit every branch on the way down, then was kicked in the face by Willie McGee.

Juan Francisco – For a period of time — let’s say a week — Francisco looked like he was AL-Only fodder.  Now, he looks better than, say, Middlebrooks, Headley and don’t even get me started on Ryan Zimmerman.

Justin Smoak – He’s starting to become the 1st baseman equivalent to Viciedo.  Every time he hits a homer, I think Smoak is hot, then three days and three oh-for-four’s later and he’s not again.  What’s all this mean?  I guess I’m just being introspective, assuming I’m using introspective correctly, which is doubtful.

Mark Reynolds – Has 8 homers and pretty consistently hits for power when he plays, of course he doesn’t do a whole lot else.  Well, that was sweet until I got caveats.

Gordon Beckham – Some weeks there’s a ton of outfielders to pick up, other weeks there’s a ton of middle infielders.  This is not one of those middle infielder weeks.

Rickie Weeks – He’s hitting .365.  Ouch!  I was just hit by lightning for lying, but I wasn’t lying.  Stupid smiting God!  Ouch!  Stop with the frickin’ lightning!  Scooter looks like he’s getting about as much play as a guy named Scooter, so if you wanna give the currently hot bat of Weeks a shot, go for it.

Kolten Wong – I just went over my Kolten Wong fantasy.  It was written on a fortune, put into a cookie and shipped to Lucky Fu’s Palace in Missouri.  Let’s hope someone in the Cardinals brass opens it.

Rougned Odor – Probably won’t be around for long with Profar a few weeks away from returning.  Maybe Bran Stark can warg into Odor’s body and make him steal 15 bases in the next two weeks, but I wouldn’t count on it.

SELL

Shin-Soo Choo – I don’t know why this is and am too lazy to figure it out, but this is the 2nd year in a row he’s looked terrific in April.  Maybe on his Kia he’s got an “Early bird catches the worm” bumper sticker, maybe he doesn’t drive a Kia, insulting all his countrymen.  I don’t know.  All I know is he hit .337 last April and ended up right back at a .285 hitter as he is every year (in May .240 and .224 in June).  Yes, he’s hitting lefties better on the surface, but his .412 BABIP is silly and then that silly laughs at how silly it is, then that silly takes the other silly out for drinks, gets drunk and has unprotected sex with the first silly.  At some point, he will revert right back to what he always is — a .285 hitter.  To give you an idea of his value, on our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater, Michael Brantley is ranked above him, and I could see that continuing, so a trade of Choo for Brantley and anything is surprisingly in your favor.  No, I’m not saying sell him for a three-year-old bag of Circus Peanuts, but I would explore offers.

  1. BERK! says:
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    Hold Dom Brown or drop for a hot bat like the lisper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  2. agarthered says:
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    With the news that Salazar is getting Demoted. Do I drop Lindstrom, britton, or Doolittle for Bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doolittle

  3. EnglishMetsFan says:
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    There is no

  4. Sal says:
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    Need to drop one either Wilson Ramos, Jason Castro or Calhoun who comes of the DL Tuesday…who do you pick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro

  5. true and correct says:
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    Does Britton get the job over O’Day ? Mejia over my $30 f.a. add Familia ? McGee taking over for BallFour ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re unclear as the post says

  6. Chris says:
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    Better stream for tomorrow Norris @ KC (Duffy) or J. Tomlin v. Oak (Kazmir). SON says they’re both junk for tomorrow but Norris a little less junky. However, Tomlin has pitched pretty well in his couple of starts so far. What say you Grey? I need some points!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris

  7. Sal says:
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    FYI Danny Salazar was just demoted to tripleA 10 minutes ago. Called up a reliever meanwhile but I think it’s time for Bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  8. Just Busted says:
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    Hi Grey,

    My Andrus and G. Richards for his Zobrist and Gray? I know Zobrist is on DL now, but can he turn his season around? Also, is Gray worth Richards for ROS if Zobrist stays ho-hum? I have Desmond at SS anyway.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  9. Scarecrow Greinke says:
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    Drop Jason Hammel for Dallas Keuchel? K/9 league with QS instead of W’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  10. Will says:
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    Pomeranz or Bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pomeranz

  11. The Fridge says:
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    Great job as always – Buy/Sell is my cue to call it quits on Friday. Which side? Keeper $$ value in ( ).

    Longoria (39), Gallardo (8), Street (10)

    Ventura (12), Iwakuma (14)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Longo

  12. EnglishMetsFan says:
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    Eovaldi or Bauer – Keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  13. Greg says:
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    Got Pollock. Also Cron…..but I’m thinking it’s just Matt Adams was so way overrated…so….options: Hold Francisco/Cuddyer/Cron and mix/match (Francisco, too). Or pick up Lind….or hold a spot for Singleton….god help me I’m leaning towards Singleton…! Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, grab Singleton

  14. jaw says:
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    drop hutchinson or lincecum for bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch

  15. I really looking for a SP with a low WHIP ROS. Pick 2: Arroyo, Pomeranz, Roark, McCarthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pomeranz, McCarthy

  16. Joel says:
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    Grey, I have some injured OFers coming back soon, and will need to drop players. Between Smoak, Aoki, Pollock, and Joyce, which two would you let go? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki, Joyce

  17. Fungazi says:
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    With a keeper N/A spot, I have Baez there and Salazar in my rotation. Would you keep Baez in there and drop Salazar or make the switch and lose Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Salazar

  18. geegee says:
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    asdrubal cabrera or gyorko?

    and

    ross or kluber?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @geegee: Gyrko, Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko… Kluber

  19. Tom says:
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    Your Mesoraco comment shows up in the top 10 on my new tool Blog-o-Nator-Tron. Definitely a ROFL not quite a PIMP (peed in my pants — never have seen this abbreviation — did I just add to the lexicon?).

    Anyway….
    Trying to find more R’s for my huge H2H matchup this week. Pick 1 for Sunday’s doubleheader (Pit has 2 RHP going and NYY has 1 of each):

    For NYY – K. Johnson (L), B. Roberts (S), Ichiro (L), Jeter (R)
    For Pit – I. Davis (L), Mercer (R), Tabata (R)

    Mercer and Tabata are the most likely to play both games but my league counts Errors (6×5 w/OBP too) so I don’t want to lose a category on a fluke error by a MI. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ike

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And thanks!

  20. PK says:
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    Given the Salazar demotion, I snatched up Bauer, but I probably can’t keep an extra starter with all my batter injuries. Currently hurting in all pitching categories.

    Would you drop Beckett, Eovaldi, or Cashner to keep Bauer, assuming he is called up relatively soon? Salazar’s rotation spot is due to come around on Tuesday vs. Detroit.

    • @PK: I keep thinking Beckett’s going to fall back to earth.

    • PK says:
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      @PK: 12-team, 5×5 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  21. BlameItOnHoffman says:
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    Is Carlos Beltran droppable in a 12 team league? I would most likely drop him for Bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Droppable

  22. The Cow says:
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    Aoki is doing nothing for me right now. Do I drop him and pick up the Pollock or the Lisperer? 16-team H2H league. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock

  23. papasmurf says:
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    Collins apparently has musical chairs in his head. His answer to who is the closer changes everyday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  24. Chicagifornia says:
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    Worth stashing Salazar? I can pick up Skaggs, Lincecum, or a reliever like Britton or O’Day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lincecum

  25. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Pollock or Smith long term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. Hate to do it but……..Norris or Mesoraco?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mesoraco

  26. thegreater says:
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    Total season train wreck so far, but whatever. Have 6 starters and need to make a space to compensate for my terrible bats. Team ERA is at 3.85 and WHIP is at 1.290, putting me at 8 out of 10 in both, and 8th in wins. Currently 6th in Ks. Who would you shed?

    Hammel
    Bumgarner
    Gio
    Teheran
    Fister
    Eovaldi

    Thinking Hammel…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel

  27. Wilsonian says:
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    Need a stream for this weekend and already picked up Koehler for tomorrow, BUT, I just lost Salazar. Do I use my LAST move for the weekend and dump Koehler now for Bauer or do I wait until morning and hope no one snags him? I’m currently losing 12-1 on the week.

    H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: FYI, for the rest of the weekend, as of now, I have Scherzer, Bailey, Bald Jim, Cingrani, Koehler, and Niese (who was already dropped for Koehler tomorrow) throwing. He has Shelby, Gio, Peavy, Price, and Cole this weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: so you think it would be better to make sure I have Bauer for the rest of the year as opposed to the one pitcher for tomorrow? Pomeranz is also available, but I was going to try to get him Monday morning. Man, this is the first time I’ve gotten killed by our limit and it’s 9 moves per week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, I do

  28. Grey — Do you still believe in Salazar? I mean, is this a situation where he goes to AAA changes his foot plant and comes back to become the Salazar we all drafted? I remember dropping Scherzer a few years ago (just looked it up and it was exactly four years ago, to the day) and his striking out 14 his first game back two weeks later. It still haunts me.

    I just dropped Doolittle to grab Bauer, but am in desperate need of saves. If it’s Salazar’s worth holding onto, I’ll make do with Shaw and Smith. But of it’ll be a while or if you think he won’t rebound quickly, I may grab a SAGNOF reliever like Familia, Doolittle, O’Day, et al.

    What do you think?

    Also, they aren’t going to make Bauer pitch against Detroit his first game up are they? If they juggle the rotation a little they can have him pitch against Oakland Sunday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab a reliever, lose Salazar

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Enrique:

      rather see bauer go against the tigers .
      A ‘s work the count too much .

      • @costaricanchata: Good point. I just imagine Detroit putting up a 12 spot. But Bauer’s got no good option … if they delay him, it’s Baltimore, which leads the AL East and hits .270 against RHP.

  29. Josh Freeman says:
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    Grey: can we pick EY Jr back up or not? Is he playing? Sitting? Platooning? What day is this? I’m so confused.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  30. JeF With 1 F says:
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    GREYYYYYY

    Glad your alive homeboy, we missed you this morning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I missed you too JeF

  31. LanceB says:
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    Thoughts on this trade?

    Donaldson, Garret Richards, and Rendon for Felix?

    Too much? Just Right? Do you like rendon, richards, or donaldson down the road?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Felix side it’s fair

  32. J-FOH says:
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    No shirt? I know no pants is a staple for you….Is Grey in his underoos?

  33. Mike says:
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    Drop one of Hammel, Peralta, Kluber or Masterson for Bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the feedback. You answer a fuckton of questions everyday and that is coo.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Mike: wow this is actually just how cartman talks too, coo.

  34. gareth says:
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    Just did my first draftkings:

    P niese
    p C. Young

    C perez
    1b dunn
    2b gyorko
    3b Frazier
    ss tulo
    of A. Jones
    of Moreland
    of moss

    Wish me luck!

    • Cram It says:
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      @gareth: You’re doing it wrong!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Cram It: you don’t want chris young.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: also unlike fantasy leagues, you DON’T want Gyorko in draft kings. Tulo has cost you too much in other areas.

  35. El cuñado says:
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    ¡Great stuff! Dee Gordon and Bumgarner or Giancarlo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Stanton

  36. costaricanchata says:
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    ” At some point, he will revert right back to what he always is — a .285 hitter. ”

    took you a while , eh ?
    (and that ‘eh’ is as big as all of canada)

  37. Alex says:
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    So streamonator ranks the trio — Roark, quintana then niese

    But I cant decide if i want to risk with roark or the other two really. Just want your opinion grey, thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go by SON

  38. The Fridge says:
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    CJ Cron or Corey “The Hitman” Hart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hart

  39. Thanks Grey for the notes.

    I’m planning next week’s acquisitions (procrastinating on work) and this was useful. Speaking of Buy/Sell, I panicked on Ryan Braun and sold him for Justin Upton. Everyone OK with that? I kind of lucked into owning him but from him being limited to 6 innings (when he told the media he wouldn’t be limited, shocking I know) to him being benched today, I thought I better sell now before I got stuck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m okay with it

    • Alex says:
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      @WNWDOTCOM: I did that too, and good idea since Braun is just too injury prone and could be worse and sold him for choo or rios. Upton may not match him (think 80% of Braun) but his numbers will be there in the end.

      • @Alex: Thanks guys for the replies. My strategy was to use Braun to get Stanton or Bautista but I couldn’t get the other owner to bite. When the injury concerns started popping up, I decided to move rather than wait. I didn’t want to drop another tier if more comes out of today’s benching.

        • puigleague choo says:
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          @WNWDOTCOM:
          I traded Braun for Chris Davis, and it seems pretty fair.

          • @puigleague choo: I thought about Chris Davis but I’m worried about him. Something just feels off with him. Hope it works out for you.

  40. JT says:
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    Please rank (Points League): Pomeranz, Bauer, Chris Archer. Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer, Pomeranz

  41. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Which side? 5×5 h2h
    Freeman and Adam Jones for Trout
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  42. Swfcdan says:
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    “He will get better and can be either picked up in leagues or traded for for (stutterer!) very cheaply”

    Unnecessary extra pronoun! Ha..

    Gotten sick of Heyward and Verlander. Just dealt them and Ackley for Victorino, …- (Morse), and Felix. Nice deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Sure you liked it when I mentioned it the other day.

        • Carter says:
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          @Swfcdan: lol

  43. Did you see Julio Franco is making a comeback at age 55? What do you expect from him RoS? Should I drop Salazar to ice him up?

    • @Enrique: To PICK him up … though I suppose Franco might need someone to ice him up as well.

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Enrique: You had it right the first time lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome

  44. Game of Throws says:
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    Drop TIllman or Rafael Montero for Bauer?

    Thanks!

    • JT says:
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      @Game of Throws: this is easiest enough that it does not require Grey’s expertise , drop Montero.

      • Game of Throws says:
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        @JT: Yea already did before I read your response… was pretty obvious when I went to make the add. thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tillman

      • Game of Throws says:
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        @Grey: Too Late… haha thanks anyway

        • Game of Throws says:
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          @Game of Throws: I have Tillman in a waiver pending for Lindstrom. So he’ll be gone soon enough.

  45. Tbone says:
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    12 team weekly 6×6, 10 player keeper with OBP, SLG, R, HR, RBI, SB.
    I have Dom Brown who can be kept 2 more years in the 10th and 8th rounds.
    Been offered Jason Heyward for him who can’t be kept.
    At this rate, Dom isn’t worth keeping anyway, but the trade kind of feels like trading a Kicker for a Kicker in fantasy football.
    Pull the trigger since theoretically Heyward is better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  46. SportiveTricks says:
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    Hi Grey, I love you man,

    Anywizzle, we had a talk last night where I said, “Grey, are you there?? It’s just me, and I was wondering if I should drop Stroman for streamers.”

    Lo and behold, the internet heavens opened up and you said “YES, drop him.” But then you told me to sacrifice my oldest son to you and cut off part of my weiner and part of all of my sons weiners in order to show that I REALLY mean it when I say I love you. No, wait, that’s another deity.

    Anyway, I didn’t see any streamers that made me jump so I still own “Stro” (as your Canadian on-camera talent likes to call him). Seems there are some rumblings about him getting a shot in the starting rotation and I’m wondering if his last few implosions might have been aberrations and he’ll do better in the role he is currently stretched out for. Thoughts?

    Oh, and Salazaar just got kicked to AAA while I was writing this. Should we, your worshippers, hold?

    • SportiveTricks says:
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      @SportiveTricks:

      Ooops, Salazaar question answered above.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Salazar… I’d give Stroman a shot in some leagues

  47. OaktownSteve says:
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    I am once again in a bar with WIFI and free for an hour if anybody would like a free (and sure to be worth what you’re paying for it, though no more) quick evaluation of any player.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @SteveNZ:

        Buy low candidate. Miserable BABIP right now but not unlucky in the sense that his LD% is way off. No reason to think it doesn’t regress up to his career 20% from the 10% he’s at. There’s pedigree and major league results to suggest this guy can square it up. Also, Cleveland is another team like Baltimore that seems to have had more than their share of bad weather games. If you look at his career splits, he’s been measurably better second half than first. Has the feel of a warm weather player. Might have to be a little patient, but I bet you there will be a time in June July where we’re talking about this guy as one of the hottest hitters in baseball.

        One interesting thing about him, he’s walking more than he’s striking out but a good clip for both so much that almost 40% of his PAs are resulting in a walk or a strike out. My general assessment is that when a guy walks 20% of the time, he’s got a general command of the strike zone. Another reason to think we’ll see result from him.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Thanks. Drafted him in my h2h OBP league. He’s been a walk machine but looking forward to him making a little more contact…

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @SteveNZ:

            I don’t think he’ll make more contact, but I do think he’ll make better contact. End result will be the same.

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @OaktownSteve: Yeah, whatever stops him hitting .150 I’m OK with.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Couple of things about Heyward. He’s almost spot on his career K, BB, and LD percentages. And his GB% is up 8 percent. On paper that should translate to a lower ISO and HR total but a higher BABIP and higher BA than his career average. But his BABIP is .050 lower than his career average. There are several things that could be at play. He could be unlucky. Or he could be hitting weak groundballs, which would be converted in to outs at a higher rate than hard contact. I think there might be some of the later, but even still he should probably see an uptick in his BA as things normalize. He’s on pace for a 12 homer 26 SB season right now but only 60 runs and 40 RBIs. As he sees more time on base there will be an uptick in the runs and steal opportunities. He got the “vote of confidence” from Freddi at lead off. The LHP splits are always a threat to cut into his playing time. He sat against MadBum this week and that could slightly surpress the counters.

      On paper, let’s say Heyward has enough at bats that we know about who he is as a player (though the inconsistencies are a bit baffling) so we’ll look at career norms and project him to hit .255 for the season (meaning he definitely has upside from his current 205), with 75 runs, 50 rbis, 15 homers and 28 steals. Useful OF3/4 in deeper mixed but very borderline ownable in 10 teamers or shallow 12 teamers. Course he could break out any second. Couldn’t we all.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Everyone wants to buy Matt Adams from me, I’m not a big believer in low balling with advanced players. I think the monster is hiding in there. I also read they might need to trade him to make room for Taveras. What are your thoughts on Adams? The ISO is low, the GB/FB is low, the BABIP is reasonable but the HR/FB is way down. I’m thinking last year might of been a fluke but he still hits for good average. I honestly don’t know what to expect.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Fangraphs nailed it with Adams. He’s a shift buster. His BA is up but his ISO is down 90 points. I think Adams is a great study in the evolving efficacy of the shift. How many times would you have to beat the shift before teams take it off. Most interesting to me is that Rizzo got the Cards I think it was this week to take the shift off by bunting. I think that’s a psychological thing. If he’d had two solid oppo hits I bet they don’t take the shift off. So I think the ultimate strategy for beating the shift is to find a way to to beat the shift often enough to get teams to quit shifting by bunting but not to change approach to try to beat it by general opposite field approach. This is a way of saying what we’re looking for with Adams is that he once again becomes committed to driving the ball and pull hitting shift be damned. Otherwise I think he continues to look like the singles hitter he’s been so far. And my gut tells me that it is coming. I think he’ll stick with the Cardinals and he’ll up his ISO and his fantasy totals comparably to how he produced last year but too late probably to get to numbers we might have projected early in the year.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @OaktownSteve: that was a nice over the net hug that says “it’s gonna be OK”

  48. All up in My Grilli says:
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    Thought on Jayson Heyward? He always seems to dissapoint me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He disappoints me too

  49. xtremehulk says:
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    Bueno, 3 questions. 10 teamer.

    Drop Masterson for Keuchel?

    Drop Viciedo for Solarte?

    Drop Salv Perez for Yan Gomes?

    Gracias x3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay…sure… Eh

  50. SMLV1 says:
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    Feel good about Santana vs STL tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  51. PK says:
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    FYI: Mesoraco is in the starting lineup tonight, batting 5th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  52. Long Bawls says:
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    Committee named to select Selig’s replacement. In other words, just as we feared: They’re going with the loser by committee.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Long Bawls:

      nice job .
      laughs abound .

  53. rafi says:
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    AL-only, redraft… Markakis or Solarte for ROS?

    Would you deal Smyly or Kuroda for either of these schlubs?

    Try to buy from diff team on Alex Gordon or is something wrong there? LD% significantly down is the only red flag I’m seeing.

    • rafi says:
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      oh, add DeJesus into that Markakis/Solarte question too. Meh!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solarte… Kuroda…I’d take Gordon over either

  54. The Thumb says:
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    Do you see JENRRY running away with the closer gig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  55. SteveNZ says:
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    Votto staying in CIN to have an MRI on his knee.

    Sad face.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not good

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      yep .
      cincinnati is now just one big sinkhole .

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @costaricanchata:

        left with only a kid who runs really fast
        and a guy who can’t duck out of the way .

  56. fielder's fatties says:
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    Gomez or Pujols ROS in points league?

    Is my Fielder/Springer/Liriano for his Gomez or Pujols/Machado/Bauer too much? Instead of Fielder I could offer guys like Myers/JUpton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols… That deal is decent for you

  57. J-FOH says:
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    In the writers league I have Sale, Votto, Harper,Belt, and Beltran. Great friggin drafting Jackass!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I got kicked in the nuts the other day and felt nothing

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s one of those years

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I had this problem last year on two of my teams. It’s crazy bad this year. It hurts the real game too. You always want to see the stars when you go to a ball game. Who want’s to go see the Nationals and Ian Desmond? The Reds getting led by Brandon Philips?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d go see Jose Lobaton — real fan! BTW, headimedies dot com — 50 cent juice, never tried it but someone just told me about it…

              • puigleague choo says:
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                @Grey:
                I’ve been using Ahlusion, and MtBakerVapor. Both good and you can chose your vg to pg ratios…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I love Mt Baker Vapor, it’s my favorite

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Forget it, just looked and you need to order $20 and they have nothing…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: you need to use the pipe on the “radio” show. I’m working on getting you a proper tank for that

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh, man, you’re right, I totally forgot about that…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: the tank set up on it is not great. I found one that will work awesome but I need to get it in black.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Gotcha

    • royce! says:
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      @J-FOH: I feel you, bud. This year’s been a massacre.

      In Original Recipe I have Zimmerman, Belt, Votto, Zobrist, and drafted Moore. Also have Braun, who has been okay when not injured, and Victorino, ditto. When healthy, my injured players could easily outhit the rest of the schmoes on my team. Remarkably, I’m only in 3d, though I don’t expect that can last very long with all those dudes taking up streamer space. Blurgh.

  58. Matt says:
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    I don’t know if anyone has noticed, but the Rockies are batting .296 as a team! That’s just .002 less than the Astro’s hitting leader..ehem..Altuve. Weird.
    Oh, and the OPS is .086 higher than any other team. How are the only 4 games over .500? Whats that? Oh, the people who throw the balls aren’t that good.
    But still, thats ridic. a little bit dust. and a whole lotta woman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

  59. Matt Alexander says:
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    Wong or Brandon Philips as my backup to Kendrick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phillips

  60. Sange76 says:
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    Wieters, Jose Fernandez and votto owner.
    12 team h2h points league.

    My plan when Jose went down was to just try to win with offense. Cano, Adam jones, pence, Craig, Mauer, Morneau, Alex Gordon, prado, bogaerts, Jose reyes.
    Now down votto along with Wieters too
    Staff is Cain, Garrett Richards, Beckett, Masterson, Ian Kennedy.

    Should I take an offer of Adam jones for verlander and Yelich now
    Wait and make a deal with Cano for either scherzer or king Felix (that owner is waiting for sale to come back)
    Or screw the pitching, keep My offense and pray to the waiver gods?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pray to SP waiver gods

  61. Jett says:
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    Drop one out of these: Yelich, Aoki, Bourn, E. Young, B. Butler or C.J. Cron? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Butler

  62. Uncrate says:
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    I have Willin Rosario. I know he’s coming back Monday. I have been holding him this whole time with no backup Catcher.

    Would you drop Willin for ANY of the below available catchers:
    –Jaso
    –Gomes
    –Suzuki
    –Avila
    –Zunino
    –Drew Butera
    –Maldonado
    –Conger
    –Clevenger
    –Castillo
    –Sanchez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  63. Pete says:
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    Can I drop Matt Adams or Brown for Stubbs in a H2H points league? 3 OF slots covered and 1B covered (no CI in the league). So we’re talking for 1 of my 2 util slots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  64. Scott says:
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    In 12 team 7×7 (hits, BBs) redraft one catcher, should I drop Jason Castro for Jaso, Pinto, or Ruiz? I have been patient with others, e.g., Gyorko, but I’m thinking someone as good as Castro will always be available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  65. Knighttown says:
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    Been waiting on production from Maybin as my #5 OF in my daily 5×5 11 teamer. Time to replace with Victorino, Fowler or DeAza? Need steals and runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Victorino

  66. Red Barons says:
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    Grey,
    I didn’t draft Choo this year; figured he didn’t have anywhere else on his body to draw a bruise, but played him last year only against RHP and he gave me like a .330 avg with plenty of counting stats.

    Anyway, I’m going to be that annoying fan who posts his roster for a quarter-season evaluation.
    Y! 12-team roto
    C – Castro
    1B – Pujols
    2B – Kinsler
    3B – Frazier
    SS – Andrus
    OF – Jones / Moss / Rajai
    UTIL – Rizzo / Alex Gordon
    Bench – Fielder / Gyorko / Alcides (all but Gyorko gets fairly regular playing time depending on match ups and hot streaks… Gyorko shat on me yesterday so no playing time for a week).
    DL – Jay Bruce

    SP – Gray / Liriano / Masterson / Smyly / Procello / Eovaldi / Fister / Cobb
    RP – Melancon / Frieri

    Some interesting FA’s include: Bonifacio / Middlebrooks / Revere / Alfredo Simon / Niese / Gee / Pomeranz / Cody Allen / O’Day

    I need help on AVG and pitching – solid on SB and pretty good on R/HR/RBI—Bruce and Fielder are not giving me the cushion I was hoping for there.

    Any thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Fielder for anything, it’s silly he’s on your bench

      • Red Barons says:
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        @Grey: Like I said, the bench bats cycle in fairly regularly and I nabbed all three of Fielder’s homers. Do you think he’s going to struggle the rest of the season? If so I’ll wait until he hits a couple homers and try and sell high. None of the FA’s looked appealing enough? I trust that Liriano will figure things out, but Masterson is all over the place.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I went over Fielder in last Friday’s Buy/Sell

          • Red Barons says:
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            @Grey: Whoops, double egg on my face. Don’t know how I missed that one, but mucho apologies.

  67. Goose! says:
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    Should I drop Danny Salazar? I have been decimated by injuries (Rosario, Zimmerman, Rasmus, Fister but he’s back, Sale, Sanchez)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  68. FillyP says:
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    12t 7×7 H2H (OBP/XBH + QS/IP)

    Got to drop Rasmus. Pick one: Pollock, Parra, Smith, Smoak, Ozuna, Joyce, Viciedo, Plouffe, Ackley, Dickerson, Lake..

    Also – drop Erlin for McCarthy, Paxton, or Tomlin? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock… McCarthy

  69. Diddy says:
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    ROS stroman, Tillman lirano, Beckett?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano

  70. SteveNZ says:
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    Qualls confirmed as closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  71. puigleague choo says:
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    h2h points league:
    my braun for his chris davis?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  72. Grey Fan says:
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    Hello Grey, Always a pleasure, your advice has been kicking ass for me so far.

    Would you do Prince Fielder and (Balfour or Lindstrom) for Freddie Freeman?

    I have K-Rod, Lindstrom, Balfour, and Hunter (will replace depending on who BAL names closer) as closers. Deep 10 team league, H2H, standard 5×5 categories. The guy I’m trading with already established he doesn’t want Hunter. Thank you in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Freeman

  73. mcBlunty says:
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    have a trade offered to me i would get charlie blackmon and h kuroda i would send back starling marte, caolby rasmus and drew pomeranz

    seems like people dont beleive in blackmon, i have plenty of speed right now with hamilton andrus and rios, and i could use the pop in my line up the blackmon has been providing, should i pull the trigger is blackmon going to come back to earth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  74. Eddy says:
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    Just want to gloat that just this morning I traded away Salazar for AJ Burnett. Even if I tried I couldn’t time that trade any better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  75. Brown L says:
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    Throwing Bauer (DET, @BAL) out there next week over Smyly (@CLE, TEX)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those aren’t better matchups

  76. Ryan says:
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    How would you rank Tillman, wheeler, Bauer and pomeranz ROS

    Might need to drop one so trying to figure out who

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Wheeler

  77. Numa numa says:
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    Kazmir for Myers in a keeper. Fair?

    • Carnac says:
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      I’d want the Myers side by a very, very wide margin unless you’re referring to Brett.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  78. johnny2k says:
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    you have any recommendations on platoon-mates with dejesus/seth smith? they only play v righties

    • johnny2k says:
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      @johnny2k: lmao nvm this isnt real baseball, i can just platoon them because they wont play lefties on the same day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends who’s available

  79. Nick says:
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    So what the heck should I do with Danny Salazar since he got demoted to AAA today?

    • Carnac says:
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      Unless it’s a deep keeper/dynasty league, I’d drop him.

      • Nick says:
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        @Carnac:

        It is a deep keeper/dynasty league. I’ve already got Syndergaard on my bench as my n/a spot, so Salazar is just sitting on my bench taking up a spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

  80. LanceB says:
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    One more for ya…

    Fielder and Cole for Waino?

    Thoughts?

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  81. Travis says:
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    What we think of Eovaldis last two starts? Obviously he wasn’t going to stay below 3.00 forever, but are these just minor hiccups, or is he overrated and these are part of a bigger correction?

    • Carnac says:
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      His xFIP is 3.35 so I’m not concerned yet.

      • Travis says:
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        @Carnac: still like him over Smyly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor hiccups

  82. Pig Charmer says:
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    Grey I have been using the Stream-O-Nator lately and it was been working out nicely. But I recently picked up Dallas Keuchel a couple weeks back and the Nator thinks this guy is hot trash. He’s got an awful value start after start even though he keeps putting up gems. Any idea why?

    • Carnac says:
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      I believe SON doesn’t take into account recent performance. (Instead using projections, park factor, home/away splits, etc.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ask Rudy on the Stream-o-Nator page

    • @Pig Charmer: Carnac is correct. SoN does not take recent starts into account. His next start is @LAA whose three best hitters are RH (Trout, Pujols, Kendrick) and Keuchel is lefty. That’s not a start I’d touch outside of AL-only.

  83. Heather says:
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    Grey! I need to drop a catcher. Gattis or Ramos. 12 team h2h. Thanks !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  84. Jedd Gyorko says:
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    Grey, is it time to drop Jason Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  85. JP says:
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    Cueto/Frazier or Longoria/Morneau?

    12 Team HxH League

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

  86. Bob says:
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    What do you think about Teheran and lawrie for my encarnacion? I don’t like it all that much but thought I’d ask someone smarter than me.
    If it were melky or morse and Teheran? No to both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin side

  87. Bartolo's Chin says:
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    Favorite article every week. All around good stuff.

    Which side do you like better Kazmir & Alcides or Everth Cabrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Alcides

  88. Goose! says:
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    ROS who would you rather: Freddie Freeman or Adrian Gonzalez?

    • Aero says:
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      @Goose!: Freeman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  89. B.o.B says:
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    Drop Roark or Archer for Bauer in a 10 team league? Archer has been AWFUL all season, not sure how much longer I can take him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  90. Jiggy Nits says:
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    soooo. since I bought wilmer flores he hasnt had a single AB. im crushed. do you think he’ll get sent back down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: he caught something off a prostitute partying after his callup. he’ll probably be ok. needle in his cock.

  91. Smell The Glove says:
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    Was offered this trade in a 12 team H2H keeper league:

    I give Nolan Arenado and get Matt Adams and Yordano Ventura.

    Arenado (a keeper in one of my last rounds) is currently in at my UTL spot and that is where Adams would go. Ventura would help with the loss of Fernandez. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  92. Annie's boobs says:
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    10team NL only 5×5 …. I want to try and deal McGehee to the owners of Belt, Aramis, Zimmerman (and now maybe Votto).

    My focus is on a SP in return. How would you rank Liriano, Estrada, and Gallardo?

    Do you think Cain is better than all of them?

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano, Estrada… Nope

      • Annie's boobs says:
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        @Grey: Do you like McGehee hitting behind Stanton or is it all downhill from here?

        Would you consider McGehee for Liriano a sell-high, buy-low situation?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Liriano

          • Annie's boobs says:
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            @Grey: thanks Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  93. Heather says:
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    Who would you rather pick up? Odorizzi or McCarthy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on the matchups

  94. Jamie says:
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    short term add- Seth Smith or Juan Francisco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Francisco

  95. Travis says:
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    Time to drop Beltran (he’s really just filling in for Bruce for me–trout, Ellsbury, Springer are my other 3). My options to replace him would be Desmond Jennings, Sandoval, or whatever hot schomatoe or a pitcher such as Bauer, Cingrani, Latos, Smyly…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings

  96. Jonfin says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Pls rank these SP. 11 team roto 7×8 (plus K/9, Hld, QS)

    Beckett, Keuchel, Chavez

    Thanks and have a good weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckett, Chavez…You too!

  97. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: Jason Castro or Mesoraco in an OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mesoraco

  98. Chris r says:
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    Just got offered (12 team yahoo H2H 5×5)

    Myers, Mccutcheon, Mark Reynolds

    for

    Masahiro Tanaka, K-Rod and Norichika Aoki

    I’ve been looking to move tanaka for a top 10 guy. or selling high on K-Rod, never thought about moving both.

    Pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Myers side

  99. JWray says:
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    Ramos or Mesoraco…????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mesoraco

  100. Josh says:
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    I’m looking to add two out of these three; looking at Keuchel, Drew Smyly, Rafael montero, I’d be dropping Alex wood & tanner Roark, this is for the RP slot, i like to start SP’s who are eligible at RP here, – I like the first two keuchel & smyly(plus if I’m right they have have two starts) how do you like that move? Plus I don’t like what I’m hearing about wood , just staying in the bullpen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly, Keuchel

  101. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    Brutal on Mesoraco Grey! Spot on. But still. It’s what in the stat line that counts! Any suggestions on who to trade Choo for?

    Thanks man, have a great weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I kinda gave a suggestion who to trade Choo for in Choo’s blurb… Depends what you need though… You too!

  102. Q says:
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    Next week:

    Adverb vs LAD
    OR
    greinke @NYM?

    Weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke

  103. Jacks says:
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    Wow, what a ruff season. Keeper auction league 4X4 with only 20 FA moves. Started with Latos, Harvey, Iwakuma on the DL. Then the bug started biting: Kershaw, Ramos, RZimm, Cuddy, Sale, Nate Jones. Dropped Frazier before RZimm went down and have been stuck with Bogaerts who is undroppable as keeper trade bait.

    Thought ok, my guys are steadily coming back … now last two weeks have lost Laroche, Crisp, Beltran, Votto, A Wood (as starter). Rzimm is not coming back soon. Have Fielder stinking it up. Came in to season with best team on paper, most leaguemates thought I would be unbeatable. Now just in shellshock. Already have too many keepers, makes no sense to dump. 11 FA pickups left. Guess I need to use them wisely if I’m to go up from the middle of the table rather than down to the bottom where gravity and inevitability are dragging me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  104. Junior Ortiz says:
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    Pick up Frazier or Headley? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  105. costaricanchata says:
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    pitt @ new york postponed because of rain ?
    dare i say that “new yorkers don’t know what rain is ” ?
    we’re getting bridges getting washed out , down here ,
    and we’re ready for baseball .
    of course , we’re just watching .
    or trying to .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tell em, O!

  106. costaricanchata says:
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    starting mchugh tonight vs chisox .
    do i need the power of prayer ?
    have never actually seen him pitch .
    1st time for everything , i hope .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly

  107. frankgrimes says:
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    Segura or Castro ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  108. Clive says:
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    Was offered Felix for Teheran & Alexei Ramirez. No brainer?

    • Clive says:
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      @Clive: They changed the offer – Felix & Matt Carpenter for Teheran, Alexei Ramirez and J Chavez. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Felix side

  109. phatboy71 says:
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    Grey you think Anthony DeSclafani is worth an add ? Any background on this kid? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, not yet… Except for matchups and NL-Only

  110. Bartolo's Chin says:
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    would you drop tillman for bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  111. Shaggy says:
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    Whadda ya think, drop Espinosa for either Ike or Sandoval? Need a backup CI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sandoval

  112. costaricanchata says:
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    meso !!! …. does the guy skip a beat ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  113. hankp says:
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    Salazar or Gausman ROS for a 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  114. costaricanchata says:
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    niese … breathing heavy , after 1st inning .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Might be the nose

  115. hankp says:
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    Keep two for a 5×5: Ozuna, Parra, Venable

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Parra

  116. Sad Keanu says:
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    Choo for Cueto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto

  117. Rondell says:
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    Grey I am seeking some clarity,

    1. Add Mejia for Familia?
    2. Add Britton for Tommy Hunter?
    3. Can I drop Aoki or Fatt Adams?
    4. Is Eovaldi a hold for now?
    5. how much of 100 FAB on Qualls?

    Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Eh 3. Okay 4. Yes 5. 6

  118. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Robbie Ray,Paxton or Pineda ROS? H2h points league…do they all have an innings cap?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda… Probably

  119. Derrick says:
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    Mesoraco with a 3-run bomb his first AB back.

    Clearly greatest ever. Sad I own him nowhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  120. Tom says:
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    10 team H2H OBP league. Drop Butler or R. Soriano for D. Brown?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Butler

  121. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    grey is trading andrus and tehern enough to get hanley? would you do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it, sure

      • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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        @Grey: beckham or wong?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Beckham

  122. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Devin Mesoraco is from Punxsutawney, PA. He saw his shadow. If only the rest of us were as lucky.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  123. bossmanjunior says:
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    Drop Gomes or Mesoraco? Currently playing Gomes but Mesoraco is eligible to come off the Dl.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomes

  124. Derrick says:
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    Haha. Just got offered Mesoraco for Arenado.

    Arenado is blocked behind Longoria.

    Do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Derrick: probably not, but when you say blocked, do you not have a util, and are thus actually benching arenado everyday? if you can’t play arenado it could be a doable trade.

      • Derrick says:
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        @goodfold2:

        I have Hosmer at util. I kind of go by matchups with those two.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Derrick: arenado at home and such. i’m in that situation in espn 16 team h2h with arenado (wright at 3rd but 3 utils)

  125. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Drop Familia for Bauer?

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: To flesh it out, 12 team H2H. Max 7 SPs and a bench that feels small.

      C Wilson Ramos, Wsh C
      1B Paul Goldschmidt, Ari 1B S
      2B Aaron Hill, Ari 2B S
      3B Brett Lawrie, Tor 3B
      SS Dee Gordon, LAD SS, 2B S
      LF Starling Marte, Pit LF  DTD
      CF Adam Jones, Bal CF S
      RF Torii Hunter, Det RF
      UTIL Anthony Rizzo, ChC 1B

      Bench Jay Bruce*, Cin RF  DL15
      Bench Mike Napoli, Bos 1B
      DL Ryan Zimmerman*, Wsh 3B  DL15
      DL Wilin Rosario*, Col C  DL15 !
      PITCHERS
      SLOT PLAYER, TEAM POS
      P Ernesto Frieri, LAA RP
      P Jeurys Familia, NYM RP
      P Rafael Montero, NYM RP (doesn’t count as SP)
      SP Max Scherzer, Det SP
      SP Chris Tillman, Bal SP PP
      RP Greg Holland, KC RP
      RP Trevor Rosenthal, StL RP

      Bench Julio Teheran, Atl SP
      Bench Justin Masterson, Cle SP
      Bench Jake Peavy, Bos SP
      Bench Nate Eovaldi, Mia SP

      And thanks for all the great reads and advise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  126. costaricanchata says:
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    had to sit melky …. across all 4 of my leagues .
    sorry , prezzi .
    darvish is my ace .

  127. goodfold2 says:
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    drat with having a damn life (getting into job stuff, it took a few hours), i missed bauer in my 15 team roto where i needed it most. got him in 16 team H2H (had been stashing for weeks), and just grabbed for montero (but could’ve done Tillman, like asked and answered above) in 10 team H2H.
    should i drop any of these in 12 team roto or H2H (two different leagues) for him? masterson/porcello/keuchel
    2. would any of these have been the drop for bauer had i been at a computer between 4:45 eastern and 20 minutes ago? keuchel/koehler/pomeranz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Keuchel 2. Koehler

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: damn, if not for move limits (that i wasn’t aware of till i was at like 41/100) i would’ve just stashed bauer most days in that 15 teamer (it would’ve been over koehler too). thanks. i’ll grab in the other over keuchel.

  128. SteveNZ says:
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    Ugh, getting Scherzered and Darvished in H2H.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: jesus, that guy can’t have a good offense having drafted those 2.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @goodfold2: It’s terrible, but it’s also 4/9 today.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: 5/10.

  129. Chris says:
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    H2H Pts League –
    Should any of the following be dropped to pick up Bauer:
    Jonathan Niese
    Jesse Chavez
    Drew Pomeranz

    Also, ROS Ramos or Mesoroco. Gotta drop the other.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Niese…Mesoraco

  130. Derrick says:
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    Looking to move Longoria so I can play Arenado.

    Would you move Longoria for either Braun or Bautista?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista

      • Derrick says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you also do this trade in a vacuum?

        Thanks man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For Bautista? Yes

  131. 740 says:
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    Grey, 10 team roto 5×5. Mesoraco or Santana?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  132. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    Drop Jim Johnson for Britton? Is it basically just a coin flip?

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  133. Regan says:
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    Was offered Holliday for Street. Have a surplus of saves so trying to move Street right now makes sense before he gets hurt or something. Any reason to think Holliday wont get his customary 20HR? Everyone is talking about prince falling off but cant remember anyone talking about Holliday. He has to die eventually, I mean he’s like 40 isn’t he? Only has 2HR so far but other stats look ok to me. Are the underlying stats pointing towards the big fall off?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Holliday

  134. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Daniel Murphy or Howie Kendrick ROS? H2h points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

  135. SteveNZ says:
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    Gyorko is useless. Completely effing useless.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What a mess

  136. Carlos says:
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    Who is my drop when Cobb comes of the DL:

    Butler, A. Soriano, or M. Brantley?

    Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Butler

      • Carlos says:
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        @Grey:

        I was hoping you would say that. Other than him sucking, there is something about him that really, really pisses me off.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  137. Alan says:
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    Who do i want

    Dallas K, Beckett, and Burnett are available. Gonna drop Roark for one. 6×6 qs and W

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckett

  138. Alan says:
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    Who do i want

    Dallas K, Beckett, and Burnett are available. Gonna drop Roark for one. 6×6 qs and W

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckett

  139. Big League Choo says:
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    with the jay finally demoting mcgowan are we going to see stroman in the rotation next week….or do i drop him for hutchison?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman’s going in the rotation

  140. Shin Soo Choo Train says:
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    You think Yangervis Solarte is worth a big FAAB play? Hard to tell with no track record…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not worth a big play in most leagues

  141. nick the dick says:
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    Grab bauer or stroman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  142. Jack says:
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    10 Team H2H – ROS Pick one where I consider an innings limit to be a liability – Masterson, Cingrani, Niese, Kennedy, Eovaldi, Gee, Wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani

  143. SteveNZ says:
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    1/14

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: 1/20 in big money league today, 1/24 in 15 team roto where i got scooped to bauer not being at a computer for 3.5 hours.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m that across all my teams, is there offense today?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Bloody terrible day. 4/35, Meso’s HR the only bright spot. 7 relievers and not a single one pitched – of course JJ’s scoreless inning was on my bench.

        The opponent meanwhile goes 10/28 with 2 runs and 1 RBI! F****** singles hitters. And the only two of his relievers to appear? Get saves. Of course they do.

        Bucking fullshit.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: 1/17

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @SteveNZ: 2/29 in big money league now left mesoraco out for perez (another bad part of being away from computer for 3.5 hours), 15 team roto 5/39 (with 11 K’s, which count, and benched asche for both gyorko (in coors), and springer/crisp)

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: 2/28

  144. vinodole says:
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    Not sure if you’re still reading these Grey, but damn Chris Sale. I’ve been dead set on trading him, I’m close to pulling something off, and then he goes and Ks 10 in 4 innings. I’ve gotten three boners since seeing this. Which was 4 minutes ago. That’s a high boner rate.

    Is this a blessing in that I can get more value in a trade, or does this dissuage your concerns about his elbow?? Are you aware that dissuage is not a real word?

    Tl;dr: Still worried about Sale’s elbow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d be concerned still…

    • John says:
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      @vinodole: He’s been resting for weeks so we will not know if his arm is fine. He did go through this last year and ultimately he was fine and he should be striking all the se guys out no one questions his skill thats for sure.

      Id consider trading but for nearly full price from a Sale lover.

  145. Big League Choo says:
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    which side on these trades

    Arenado/wacha for Longo

    Choo/Wacha for Trout

    Arenado/Wacha for Crush Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado…Trout…Arenado…First and third are fair

  146. John says:
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    Well lost Salazar, I remember the draft I was gunning for a sonny and i got a salazar, just sounds bad when put it that way. Top 2 guys here?

    Mccarthy Montero Roark Hutchinson

    thanks

    • John says:
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      @John: few guys ive been tracking anything legit here,

      Mchugh Hughes

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        McHugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha….McCarthy, Montero

  147. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Rank Bauer, Keuchel, Roark–W, L and QS count.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keuchel, Bauer

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: earlier (without mentioning QS) it was bauer over keuchel. ok, so we expect more of those from keuchel. what about koehler vs bauer vs pomeranz in QS? guessing it’s still bauer/koehler/pomeranz

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pomeranz/Bauer are a coin flip

  148. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    ah ha, finally got the top 2 options i had in 30 man league, parmelee and t.moore (the real one, not ghost of…), not colvin though.

  149. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Yahoo has Sale striking out 11 in his 4 inning rehab start. My precious…

    • mike iwakuma says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: i wonder what his odds arw to be the next young stud to require tommy john

  150. Cub Your Enthusiasm says:
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    At what point can I cut ties with Gyorko? What are you looking at that you’re still holding on him?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I just want to point out, if you’ve held on this long, you have to commit. He’s not this bad, and if you drop now, you’re letting someone else get the regression. Bench if you have to, but dropping at this point seems harmful.

      • Cub Your Enthusiasm says:
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        @Jay: He just got pulled in the ninth for a pinch hitter. I understand he’s not this bad but is the regression going to be worth it. I’m curious if it’s worth it to have a guy on my bench that isn’t producing and has no chance of getting in my lineup anytime soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you’re cutting him for

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      a gem by hutchinson .
      having him in one league only .

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      hmm ….. i wonder if prezzi was behind all of this .

      PREZZI …. NO FAIR , PLAYING MIND GAMES .
      (i know that your mother taught you not to
      take advantage of those less fortunate than yourself) .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  151. Sniff Test says:
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    Is qualls better to own than Doolittle or Allen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  152. Derrick says:
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    Simon throws another gem tonight.

    Simon’s BABIP is .211, Cueto is at a ridiculous .160 and Leake sits at .237.

    Considering all pitch for the Reds, how much is defense a factor here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not to mention their home stadium… At some point things need to regress a bit…

  153. John says:
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    Damn that Alex Gordon, just not heating up not terrible but uggghhhh. Is he worth looking for replacment in a 10 tm. I cant really see any good choices?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @John: probably no, i am in same spot but have deep benches so can bench him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  154. Wilsonian says:
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    You like Pomeranz over Bauer for this year? I seriously just missed out on Bauer so now I’m scrambling.

    H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Wilsonian: i added this same question above, with also koehler vs bauer vs pomeranz. since bauer is over kuechel, but not in QS leagues.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @goodfold2: looks like I can get Pomeranz, but I hope I didn’t get screwed by missing out on Bauer. I need some serious SP help.

      • mike iwakuma says:
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        @goodfold2: Bauers are hockey players. Stick with pomeranian.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a coin flip

  155. Steve says:
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    I have to drop one OF: Lorenzo Cain, Marcel Ozuna, Will Venable, or Oswaldo Arcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  156. Brian says:
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    First time poster, long time reader. Trade question for NL Only League where OPS replaces BA.

    Got offered LaTroy Hawkins and Martin Prado for Cuddyer. I’m in first place and am acing the hitting categories (thank you Tulo and Stanton!) and am middling in pitching, including saves. I have Trevor Rosenthal, Hector Rondon, and Jenny Mejia, but am tempted to add a fourth psuedo closer. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do it in an NL-Only

      • Brian says:
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        Thanks!

  157. mike iwakuma says:
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    Grey,

    I am pretty sure you answer more questions per day than god answers prayers in a week. Heres one more. Which side is better? A. Trout or B. pujols & adam jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…. Jones side

  158. Milarky says:
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    I have mostly no-brainer 2-start SPs this week, so only one choice left to make. Who do I go with out of the following: Sanchez (TEX), Cobb (maybe OAK or BOS), Odorizzi (maybe OAK AND BOS), Skaggs (HOU), Archer (OAK)?

    • mike iwakuma says:
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      @Milarky: roll dice with skaggs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb

  159. Wilsonian says:
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    Archer looking solid tonight, like him to turn things around? He’s been shaky, at best.

    Also, think Wheeler rights the ship?

    H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • BigRedLatrine says:
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      @Wilsonian:

      5 walks in 5.2 though… berry scary

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @BigRedLatrine: yeah, just saw that. Wasn’t as bad as when I typed that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both could turn things around, sure…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: You like one more than the other? Stash either over Pomeranz?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Bauer’s upside

  160. frankgrimes says:
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    Tillman sonofabench!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I started him and expected it to go bad at any moment…

  161. Hondo says:
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    Cueto and Blackmon for Giancarlo?Too much?

    • mike iwakuma says:
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      @Hondo: take stanton on that one in a heartbeat. Cueto is fragile freddy and blackmon is already starting to cool.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @mike iwakuma: laugh long time after having taken that. also turn that league into a keeper soon after.

        • Hondo says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I was thinking more along the lines that it was insulting and the guy wouldn’t deal with me any more.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Hondo: if you are the one thining of offering cueto and blackman, when he says no, just ask how much more he wants, or try other offers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  162. Joeg414 says:
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    M.Saunders ,T.Moore or Ozuna as a bench bat. Daily mixed 6×6 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  163. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    when hawkins came in i said i bet he’s the kind of closer that is badly hurt from so few opps in a while. looks right.

  164. Red Barons says:
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    Somebody dropped Garrit Cole. Probably won’t get this waiver claim, but who do I drop: Masterson, Smyly, Eovaldi, or Porcello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Masterson

      • Red Barons says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Have a good night.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  165. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    GET ARCHER NOW! esp if it’s PUJOLS or TROUT. Get him a Sub Zero doll.

  166. Wilsonian says:
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    If you can only pick up one, who are you taking for the foreseeable future:

    J.Johnson, Doolittle, Mejia, Familia, Britton, J.Smith, Shaw, Allen?

    Ks/9 league. No holds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Britton

  167. BigRedLatrine says:
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    which side in 12 team standard roto..

    hosmer/torii hunter

    rendon/holliday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  168. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    My goodness Puig can’t be stopped. Dude is like a freakin machine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pweeg!

      • Fenway Fungus. says:
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        @Grey: Just like to see some machine-like SBs too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

        • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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          @Fenway Fungus.: Yeah, a few more would be nice…I was assuming he may get 12-15 this year. Just isn’t very efficient with it yet. But, I guess I live with it, because it’s hard to be mad about a 1.012 .OPS.

  169. atthewall says:
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    ROS Order – Burnett, Salazar, Lincecum, Keuchel, Lackey

  170. Joe says:
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    Grey who should i start for tomorrow mat Garza @cubs or josh tolmin vs A’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Garza

  171. whodat says:
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    Peralta or Villar?

  172. rafi says:
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    Smyly for Lorenzo Cain or Kuroda for Solarte?

  173. Boca da pilot says:
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    Hello Castle GREY-Skull

    Are u starting harang @STL?

    Thanks buddy boy!

  174. The Muppet Maniac says:
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    I’ve been sitting on Bauer with my N/A spot. With him coming up Tuesday, I need to drop someome. Should I drop Lackey (who has been pitching well, but I don’t trust him), Liriano (who they say is finally getting healthy and pitched well in his last game), Keuchel (I just picked him up for his last start) or Addison Reed?

  175. SteveNZ says:
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    My AVG was below .200 on all 5 of my teams today.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: me too,, with more than 5 teams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SteveNZ: Yup, same here, bad day…

  176. Willie-O says:
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    Hey there,

    Would you trade Felix and Asd. Cabrera for Tulo? Do you think Cueto too low an offer to substitute in for Felix? H2H league where everyone throws as many pitchers as they can. My pitching depth now seems good…Felix, Cueto, Samardjiza, Cain, Bailey, Latos, Smyly, Gallardo. Limit 50 moves so unable to stream with abandon all year.

    Thanks in advance.

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Willie-O: Tulo for sure

  177. Wilson says:
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    Closers are so uncertain.

    Shaw, Allen, Familia, Mejia, need to drop one.
    Kindly pick the last choice to be a closer. Thanks.

  178. Travis says:
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    Pomeranz, Keuchel, Leake, Ubaldo, or Bauer?

    • Travis says:
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      @Travis: or bedard, or odorizzi…

  179. Robert says:
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    drop gyroko for wong?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Robert: based on yesterday answers this is a no.

  180. trippa says:
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    is bauer worth using #1 waiver position on?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @trippa: go for it

  181. Jonas says:
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    time to drop middlebrooks?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Jonas: yup

  182. Knighttown says:
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    Is moving my Gyorko for his Pablo like trading cancer for Ebola or is it actually a win? I’ve got jerko in my 3B slot so this would be a direct swap.

    Would you move Rizzo for Beltre?

    Pujols for Beltre?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Knighttown:
      hold
      yes
      no

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Knighttown: Ha…Kinda, yeah… I’d do as Grimey said though…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Knighttown: Oh, but Pujols for Beltre is fair, depends on position needs

  183. Pb&j with a baseball bat says:
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    Looking for and OF to start until Bruce and/or Zobrist get back. There are a few of the platoon guys an out there but I don’t have the luxury of carrying a bench OF to slide in there when they r sitting and I always want to max my number of at bats. Which guy do u like best for the next month: Pollock, Crawford, Smith, Calhoun, EYJ (I am weak in SB), Joyce, Fowler, Cain?

  184. Mike says:
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    Would you drop Seager for Panda?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Mike.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  185. Nasty split fingers says:
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    Trade Paplebon for Morneau… Then pick up Britton or Meijla????

  186. Carter says:
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    Longo and Pedroia for Arenado and Cano.

    Which side you like?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Carter: longo

  187. Wilsonian says:
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    Two Questions:

    1) Archer, Wheeler, Pomeranz. Pick one.

    2) Morneau for G.Cole, which side? I’d like some more pitching and I have too many bats as it stands. He’s one of my UTIL guys and it would leave me shuffling Arenado, Pedro, Kinsler, and Springer at my two UTIL slots. My pitching staff prior to the trade:

    SP – Scherzer, Bailey, Teheran, Kennedy, Ventura, Minor, Cingrani, Pomeranz
    RP – Rodney, Hawkins, Soriano, Britton

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

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: guy offering me the deal also has Bauer, would you rather have him over Cole? I could always try a counter.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: thanks man, I’ll take the Cole offer. What would you offer for Bauer, if anything, out of Arenado, VMart, Springer, Pedro?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nothing

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Wilsonian:
      pomeranz
      Cole hmm still waiting for him to dominate a game for once but I’d do it

  188. Paulzone says:
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    Please pick the first two pitchers to drop if needed:

    Hudson
    Peralta
    Keuchel
    Eovaldi
    Clingrani
    Ventura
    Beckett
    My other pitchers: Sale, Sanchez

  189. Andrew says:
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    Would you stream Harang at St. Louis today in a 12 teamer?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      no

  190. Andrew says:
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    Is Deduno streamable at home vs. Mariners today in 12 teamer?

  191. nick the dick says:
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    Just traded wacha and holliday for mccutchen. How’d I do?!

    • The Flayed Man says:
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      Good trade for you.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: nice. I threw out thay same trade to three different guys for cutch, trout or bautista hoping to strike it rich. Kinda suprised it was accepted very quickly. Makes me think if I offered him holliday and jesse chavez would he have said yes? One can only wonder. Now my outfield in a 12 teamer is cargo, stanton, cutch, speed hamilton and polanco waiting in the wings. And I’m already in first place! Muah ha ha! *pinkie to mouth*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: many thanks for all you wisdoms. I manage through you. ‘We’ are in first place.

  192. Max says:
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    Jason Castro, Meso or Pierzynski ROS?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Max:

      3 – 1 – 2

  193. James says:
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    in a dynasty, keep all and no end date for the pool, I was offered Joey Bats, Choo and Rafeal Soriano for Harper. Good deal or keep moving. He really does not have the peices to make a better offer if this is a pass.

    My drops would be strop and bourn.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @James:

      today … good trade
      2 years from today … probably terrible .

      just out of curiosity , why wouldn’t include strop and bourn in the deal ,
      and let the other owner drop them … if he wants …. ?

      • James says:
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        @costaricanchata:

        this was his offer, and to include them, i would have needed to counter it (taking the acceptance out of my hands and putting it in his).

        I think I agree though, with harper out, i think my team is still a playoff contender, and i will be happier keeping a team with harper and trout.

  194. Andrew says:
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    Best two options for today?

    Elias at Minnesota
    Tomlin home vs. A’s
    Noesi at Astros
    Harang at Cardinals
    Deduno home vs. Mariners

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: Elias, Harang, but I’d look at SON

  195. Just Busted says:
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    Here is a head scratcher: 5×5 yahoo H2H team 1B and OF eligible players

    ROS:

    Cuddyer, Moss, or Morse?

    I need room to trade 2 for 1 for a starter and cannot decide who to put up.

  196. Charles says:
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    12-team, h2h, 6×6 (Ks/OBP (no AVG) for hitters; Losses for pitchers)

    Give Fielder
    Get Bumgarner and Rosario

    I’d drop Gattis. I also have Pujols and Abreu. Trade would open up a UTIL spot for Joyce/Markakis-type players. Would you make the deal?

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Charles: YES. Bumgarner is better than Fielder at this point, let alone getting Willin too.

  197. Knighttown says:
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    Trying to be patient in my 11 team daily 5×5 but I’m still sitting in 10th. bringing my team in for a checkup.

    C-Zunino
    CI- Pujols, Rizzo, Gyorko (Zimmerman DL)
    MI- hill, Alcides, evercab (Profar DL)
    OF- Gordon, Puig, Myers, a. jones, Victorino (Bryce DL, Fowler)
    Util- Napoli
    SP- Teheran, Liriano, Eovaldi, Ventura, Masterson, Cain (Cobb DL)
    RP- Lindstrom, Melancon, Smith,Mejjia (in an SP slot)

    Any recommended things to focus on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Knighttown: You look low on power, Teheran for a power bat?

  198. Swfcdan says:
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    Kazmir for Balfour if you have enough starters (getting the Aussie)?

    Actually didn’t realise Balfour’s numbers were such suckitude. Kazmir for Rodney fair instead?

  199. Andrew says:
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    Someone dropped Mike Leake. Should I drop Zach Britton for him? My current closers are david Robertson, tommy hunter and k-rod

  200. Busher says:
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    Vogelsong vsMIA
    or
    Peacock vCWS

    For a Sunday Streamer?

  201. Jayone says:
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    I was just offered Kyle Seeger for Leoyns Martin. Should I hold and go after Pablo?

  202. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    with these cats: 2b/3b/bb/k’s/net steals/OPS/double plays, dietrich (he looks best here, damn)/scooter/schoop (yes somebody held wong whole season, in this 15 teamer)
    2. different league. deitrich or espinosa in XBH/net steals/double plays/K’s. (wong was held here as well, possibly by same owner)
    3. same league as #2. desmond j./pollack/cain. there can be only 1.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dietrich…Espinosa…Jennings

  203. Tom says:
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    I have a chance to pick up jose fernandez in a 10 team keeper league (3 keepers per team). He could be an 11th round keeper next year, 10th rounder in 2016, etc. Its a limited moves league (3 per week) and I’ve got a high waiver priority, so i’m on the fence. I’ve got 2 DL spots and one of them will be vacacted by cobb soon. Pick up jo-fer with a chance to keep him in round 11 next year?

    • Billy Beane Is Not My Lover says:
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      @Tom:

      their saying hes not gonna be ready till all star break the earliest next year. and given his age and potential it may be the end of 2015.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: I wouldn’t

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Tom: not worth it for only three keepers

  204. Billy Beane Is Not My Lover says:
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    i took a flyer on carlose quentin and jaime garcia who is making his fisrt start tm. I dropped 2 scrubs to get them and see if they can show some old magic they once had.

    Anyone think these guys especially Quentin got a shot at being a productive fantasy outfielder? hes gone 1/3 for me the first 2 times i plugged him in.

  205. sul says:
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    Got an offer for my sale and kipnis for his j upton and polanco, but maybe thinking of switching upton for carlos gomez, do you like any of those for me or stick with sale and kipnis?

    I did just make a trade for Kinsler and have enough pitching left with the loss of sale.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sul: It’s a bit much in a redraft

      • sul says:
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        @Grey: it is a keeper league, if that changes much, i would do the deal but prospects worry me and those would be two superstars i am giving away, plus i am in first with a decent team…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  206. goodfold2 says:
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    keep forever league what to do about M.perez. i have 5 DL slots and these other guys stashed: profar/avisail/d.holland/kelley/m.perez. i also just aquired walden, oslo DL’ed (trying to get oslo to take the place of also, just much colder)
    1. wait till walden/kelley or profar return while leaving walden in active spot, losing some stats. this is h2h league
    2. drop perez
    3. drop somebody else
    i would say this is the kind of problem that would come up again and again except all three of walden/kelley/profar aren’t out much longer, right?

  207. crock says:
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    With Sanchez coming off the DL tom who is a better DL stash Holland or Crain?

    Also Venable or Reddick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland… Reddick

  208. john says:
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    Tillman McCarthy Montero Hutchinson. H2h 10 team

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @john: you probably need to specify what the question is? rankings probably, just say so. here’s betting Montero’s last (mostly due to how Hutch and Tillman both just came off complete games, just day before montero might have been kept with tillman being a relative drop)

  209. Andrew says:
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    Do you like Ross at home today vs Blue Jays in a 12 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  210. Tracy says:
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    Do you ever sleep?
    Which side looks better?
    Iwakuma/Zimmerman/Lincecum or A Sanchez/C Lee/Kimbrel
    As always, appreciate the work you do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal side… No problem.

      • Tracy says:
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        @Grey: thank!

  211. Mike says:
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    Masterson for butler or Ajax?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson is fair

  212. HudsonRiver says:
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    Grey~ I have Ryu coming off the DL and I need to drop one of these players (all riding my bench in 12 team 6/6). Who do I drop? Hosmer, Singleton or Springer? I could also punt saves for a few weeks as well. I got Nathan and Cassey Jansen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton

  213. Andrew says:
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    ERA and W/L battle is close.

    Start or sit today?
    Lincecum home vs. Marlins
    Gio G home vs. Mets
    Kazmir at Cleveland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start all

  214. Max says:
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    Jason Castro, Mesoraco or Pierzynski ROS?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Max: messoraco

  215. tbone2917 says:
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    You’ve led me too 1st place so far this season, so I took you’re advice and dumped Choo.

    I gave away Choo and Gattis and I got Rios and Castro

    I have Willin Rosorio coming back Monday so I will dump Castro for Bauer.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

      • tbone2917 says:
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        @Grey:

        Nice, now if I could get Gordon and Myeres to hit above .250 and Adams to stop being Doug mientkiewicz I’ll be set

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yup

  216. Q says:
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    1.. Roll with Lackey at home v. Det in RCL?
    2. Pick 2: Lawrie, Headley, Wong.

    Thanks hombre

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Not Wong

  217. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    pomeranz … may 20th @ odorizzi
    and
    may 25th @ stroman (?)

    i’m guessing
    (do i have to say this ? it should be abundantly clear , by now , that im just guessing)
    that the gamblers among us , will be doing some stack attacks on those days .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bunch of stackers, y’all!

  218. Wilsonian says:
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    Gattis or Rosario ROS?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

  219. john says:
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    Top 2 options McCarthy Hutchinson Tillman or Montero…10 tm h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy, Tillman

  220. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    have two 14-team leagues and two 12-teamers .
    all are keepers .
    am thinking of recommending to the commissioners that
    we increase the team roster size to 30 players (from 26)
    in light of all the injuries and dl’s this year .
    your thoughts ?
    should i stop thinking for a while ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d leave it alone…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        all of these injuries are just giving too much weight to the “luck” factor .

          • Kid A says:
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            @J-FOH:

            100% of the time.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Kid A: I’m consistent

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but it’s always a factor

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Grey:

            guessing (again)
            more people bailing out on their teams ,
            earlier than ever .

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t think so

  221. J-FOH says:
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    Matt Garza is taking a hot steaming regression all over my DraftKings team this morning

    • Kid A says:
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      @J-FOH:

      How bagged were you when you picked your lineup?

      Post it.

      I want to see the mind of Smashed Jackie.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Kid A:
        Garza
        Gio
        McCann
        Freeman
        Pastornicky
        Pedro from Pitsburgh
        Peralta
        Bourjos
        Braun
        Tyler Moore

        Very little research, just a good session of musical slots until I started nodding off and hit my head on my table.

        • Kid A says:
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          @J-FOH:

          That’s not so bad.

          I was expecting some real goofball crap.

          Garza seems to have pulled his dumb self back together. For the time being. NO JINX!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Kid A: I didn’t maximize my dollars very well. If I was thinking I would of done Harang vs Miller, the cards and braves are about as awful at scoring runs as anyone. would of had a better chance to get the win between the two. I forgot the Braves and Cards suck it.

        • Kid A says:
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          @J-FOH: Ugh. Gio.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  222. jake says:
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    Keeper league. I want puig bad. Thinking miguel montero/jon lester/shin soo choo ($10 keeper) for puig and eovaldi. This guy also had wieters go down. Good trafe?

    • jake says:
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      @jake: puig is also $10

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  223. SteveNZ says:
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    My h2h team has eight hits since Thursday. Eight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like my RCL team

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Even my RBIs are coming without a hit to go with them.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

    • Kid A says:
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      @SteveNZ: You were going to have to pay the karma gods eventually for having picked Jack’s carcass…errr team… clean.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: 4/7 on the bench today though. Got the midas touch, yo.

      • Kid A says:
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        @SteveNZ: And Cashner paying you back in spades. Barely got him out of the packaging. Sorry for your loss.

  224. Wilsonian says:
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    Play two:

    Arenado v. Erlin
    Morneau v. Erlin
    Kinsler @ Lackey
    Longo @ CJ Wilson

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

    I’m losing every category, almost…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado Longo

  225. Kid A says:
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    Cashner with a dead elbow. MEDIC!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dammit

  226. Jon says:
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    Just heard that Cashner is going on the DL with elbow soreness. Suck.

    Some names to replace him?

    Stroman, Vargas, McCarthy, Jaime Garcia, De La Rosa, Tomlin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy

  227. Fielder's fatties says:
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    Any concern about pujols news regarding his leg injury and age or still think he’s going to return to April form?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully he’s okay

  228. J-FOH says:
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    Farnsworth signs with the Astros…wait, sorry nothing to see here

  229. booty says:
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    Gio, what the flip! The guy totally gives up when things don’t go his way.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @booty:

      whiner .
      especially on balls and strikes .

  230. Kid A says:
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    Herniated disc in Blubber Boy’s neck sausages. Explains some of it.

    What a fun game!!!

  231. Small hands make my Cishek look bigger says:
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    Grabbed Sandoval for my Util. I also believe he’s not this terrible. Hoping the regression fairies take in a Cher concert this weekend and turn back time to 2009, a year when he was more oval and less suck. Now if we could only get them to do the same for Fielder…

    Speaking of, I bet the Yankees wish it was a Prince show so they could party like it was 1999. Beltran was 22/27 and Jeter was 24/19 that year. Yowza.

    De Aza, Gardner, Fowler, Crisp. Which two should be on my team?

    Thanks buddy!

  232. goodfold2 says:
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    same 20 man keep forever league as above. just dropped M.perez and oslo DL’ed Walden, and picked up e-jax (three decent starts in a row, best by far today), him or nick tepesch going forward ?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: in NL only e-jax or montero or floyd? drop one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tepesch

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: yeah, if not for today probably wouldn’t even have blinked at tepesch vs e-jax. what about montero vs e-jax vs floyd (drop one). looking like e-jax is the dump.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Montero

  233. KillerB says:
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    Grey, thanks as always. Don’t have a lot of soon on bench or DL and starting to get frustrated with Middlebrooks. What top 3 do you like in dynasty out of him or the following:

    Wong
    Smoak
    Ackley
    Dickerson
    Viciedo
    Reddick

    Position agnostic and in need of BA.

    Please and thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick, Smoak, Wong

      • B says:
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        @Grey: In that order? I like those 3 but wondering if Wong is the guy after two 2-4 / SB games?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KillerB: Reddick, Wong, that order

  234. SoSayethI says:
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    10 team redraft 5×5. I’m sitting in 2nd and rather like my team but looking for a move that will put me over the top.

    A. Gonzo and king felix for Joey Bats? I might be able to push for the same deal for Stanton, but the guy is convinced Stanton is miles above everyone else this year and I think he’d want more.

    My staff is Gio, Sonny, Homer Bailey, Eovaldi, Yordano, Latos (DL) and a streamer, so I feel like I can handle the loss of Felix. I have Morneau and/or Trumbo to replace A gon at 1B.

    Pull the trigger or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit much

  235. The Muppet Maniac says:
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    I just traded Prince for Adam Jones! Thank god the dead weight is off my team.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @The Muppet Maniac: love to hear how that happened, unless you did it like a month ago.

      • The Muppet Maniac says:
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        @goodfold2:

        I did it yesterday and luckily it went through before the news of Prince’s neck. The guy I traded him to really needed a 1B. So he was desperate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @The Muppet Maniac:

      should change your user name to Muppet Magic , after that one .

  236. Sad Keanu says:
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    Try to trade Fielder for Cueto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  237. costaricanchata says:
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    freakin’ lagares .
    do that against some other person’s hitter !

  238. Alan says:
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    Cool to trade Belt for Neil Walker or Aaron Hill for util?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  239. Crock says:
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    Eric young or wong for util spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young

  240. Grey #1 Fan says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Always a pleasure. Mesoraco or Jason Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Mesoraco

  241. peejer says:
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    mejia – Z.brittin —C. allen

    need a closer ahhhhhhhhhh which ONE?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Britton

  242. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    chris davis, hanley, or cano ROS excluding position.
    drop who for cinrgani if any

    chavez, kasmir, g cole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis…Chavez

  243. Fungazi says:
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    Cobb..Cashner..Salazar.. Wood.. dam this seemed like my year I finally have a decent SP staff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  244. costaricanchata says:
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    ramos really helping out mejia , there .

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      couldn’t have gotten much easier for mejia .
      nats hitters are suckers for pitches 2 feet off the plate .
      not a lot of discipline .

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup

  245. Wacha Flocka Flame says:
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    Would you drop any or all of Jim Johnson, Doolittle, or Cody Allen for Qualls, Mejia, Familia, Britton? I’m also considering dropping AJ Burnett for Keuchel or Pomeranz. Think that’s a good idea? I suppose I could also drop Masterson/Smyly

    Mejia also just got a save approximately 5 minutes ago

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allen, Doolittle for Britton and Mejia…Sure Pomeranz

  246. Snacks13 says:
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    Votto and Harper for Tanaka and Rizzo… Who wins?

    • Snacks13 says:
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      @Snacks13: Also, would u take Dozier for Kipnis? And do you believe in Billy Hamilton as a top 100 player?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka…Sure on Dozier and yes on Hamilton

  247. DomMattingly says:
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    Brandon Crawford or Wong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  248. costaricanchata says:
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    shortest outing of the year for kazmir .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  249. Wilsonian says:
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    Britton, Mejia, Qualls?

    SV, Ks, Ks/9, ERA, WHIP – H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mejia

  250. costaricanchata says:
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    hey Grey :

    did mlbtv just go ka-pooey
    or is it just down here ?
    (thanks)

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      can’t even get a connection to hear a game .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s working for me

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        yeah ,
        mlbtv homepage is dead .
        fortunately the “smart” one showed me
        how to access the games by opening in new window .
        it’s all about the right-click .
        who’d a thunk it ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thank god for her…

  251. Wilsonian says:
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    My God, Homer is terrible.

    • Fenway Fungus says:
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      @Wilsonian: agreed. What to do with him? Sit him for how long?

  252. SteveNZ says:
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    Don’t even want to look to find out who I dropped Dozier for.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: yeah, that guy’s minor league career indicated nothing about this happening. except he had good OBP’s and bad averages.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: in fact brad miller’s minor numbers point much more towards him being the one to do this kind of power rather than dozier.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @goodfold2: he’s been doing it for over a year now. Something clicked with this guy. I think he’s legit. Don’t know why or how, but I know I’m happy I dumped Miller for him early in the season.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Wilsonian: he’s been overperforming his draft class for over a year, but he did nowhere near this good last year, if he did he would’ve had 40 homers or more. He may have for a couple days at a time and then turn back into himself last year. He appears to be one of those really rare cases that comes out of nowhere and figures everything out at the highest level when he never did at lower levels. Usually even the guys that figure it out at lower levels don’t at MLB level, or if they do they have to fail a bunch of times first.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @goodfold2: I agree that it makes no sense and comes completely out of nowhere. But if you look at fangraphs over the last year, I think Cano and Carpenter are the only guys ranked ahead of him. Maybe Pedroia, but not by much if so. I’m running with the guy. And not like Joey Bats or E5 were highly regarded or even worth a shizz until they figured it out in Toronto. Who’s to say Dozier isn’t in that same boat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  253. goodfold2 says:
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    @Wilsonian: duffy’s 18 perfect outs (only 1 K) telling of anything of just lucky, and damn benching porcello is looking stupid (only in leagues where i’m either over projected innings or winning ERA.

  254. Eddy says:
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    Pedroia, Dozier, D.Murphy, Kendrick the correct 2B ranking in an OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d bump Dozier over Pedroia

  255. costaricanchata says:
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    geez , azzhole ,
    why don’t you sit pollock tonight ,
    ‘cuz he is going against your kershaw .

    6 freakin’ runs … to the worst team in the division .

    and i thought sitting marte because of his bad back
    would be my worst decision of the day !

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      balk ?

      bring in puig to pitch .

  256. John says:
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    rank? tillman mccarthy lackey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lackey, McCarthy

  257. costaricanchata says:
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    going to go in and shave .
    maybe that will change my luck ,
    or decision making .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  258. Small hands make my Cishek look bigger says:
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    Gardner, Crisp, Fowler, De Aza.

    Picking two.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner, Crisp

  259. Wilsonian says:
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    What to do with Homer these days? Put him in Timeout until he figures things out?

    Dom Brown with a big night tonight…maybe this is the start of a 2013 streak again?

    • Small hands make my Cishek look bigger says:
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      @Wilsonian: Reds announcers were saying that he has been “tweaking” his delivery since before his last start. Looked good until the big inning. Was keeping the ball down, hitting his spots, controlling fastball/off-speed stuff. During that big inning he was leaving fastballs up in the zone and hanging breakers. Must be a mechanical issue that caused him to lose feel for his pitches during that inning. Not sure if this something that can be corrected during side sessions or if we are in for a bumpy ride for a bit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe on Brown… Bailey’s been unlucky…

  260. costaricanchata says:
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    rays camo uniforms are hideous .
    tough to read the names on the back of the shirts .

  261. SteveNZ says:
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    Brian Shaw is a useless fool and Pujols has been ABJECT this week. How many guys has he LOB?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: And a benched Gregerson delivers a perfect inning. Of course he does.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: Make that two perfect innings. Man, I could have done with those.

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @SteveNZ:

          maybe we should collaborate .
          sell our opinions to those gamblers .
          who not to pick / what not to do .
          that sort of thing .
          of course , we’d have to trick ourselves
          into thinking that we are giving sound advice .

  262. Wilsonian says:
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    VMart/Pedro for E5/either Dom Brown, Villar, or Smoak.

    Which side?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      E5

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: which bat with E5 would you go for if you could get it done?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brown or Villar

  263. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    You starting all these dudes tomorrow?

    Chavez @ CLE
    Cole @ NYY
    Kuroda vs. PIT
    Anibal @ BOS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  264. Pb&j with a baseball bat says:
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    My Cobb for his Cuddyer. Thoughts?

  265. John says:
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    After following situations i picked up mejia, collins absically saying hes out choice if he can do it and hes got the stuff. He will probably tke 2 weeks to be officially in role but he will get saves during that time. Their main thing is pitching back to back.

    Doolittle, feeling he may get the nasty 8th here and there and even 4 out saves but after reading most everything i can he seems to be the choice. Although mejia prob long term option doolittle just may take longer to see if that comes true.

    I dont own Allen but shaw came in ttoday in i think the seventh and i read a tidbit little while back when allen came in with 2 outs in the 8th but it was still long inning and i remember hearing francona said he would have went back in the ninth. I think he ultimatley wins that job but….axford may get another shot.

    Those are the three I want because frankly they are the best arms.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  266. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    would you rather have the dread pirate or crush davis for the rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen

  267. goodfold2 says:
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    so great to see kershaw get lit up (only better was when STL did it too him in playoffs). how exactly was arenado so good and now pops out like he’s matt holliday every other at bat, even at home?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, seriously

  268. mike says:
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    have Wong coming back from the minors and have to drop either Danny Espinosa or Scooter Garnett. Who would you keep?
    What is your feeling about Tyler Colvin? Worth a flyer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter… Sure, he’s worth a flyer

  269. AJ says:
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    With Cashner hitting the DL need to make a drop to make room who’s your drop Cashman or Weiters? Thanks

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @AJ: weiters

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can you wait until Cashner’s MRI?

  270. Fenway Fungus. says:
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    Have Weiters on DL. Picked up Norris as a fill. Rosario is available and coming back in a couple of days. Drop Norris for Wilin?

  271. SteveNZ says:
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    13 runs in COL and of course Gyorko and Arenado are 0-6 combined.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  272. SteveNZ says:
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    And now Pujols leaves them loaded. FFS. At least there’s Stanton.

  273. frankgrimes says:
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    it’s been awhile…AuShizz!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @frankgrimes: yeah, but he likely has the best game of anybody all year after the 2nd one. Owings (who wasn’t supposed to play today at all)/Pollack/Goldy beat most whole teams today themselves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Au shucks!

  274. Night pandas says:
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    Grey my man,

    Dozier or Gyorko

    This year and next. Who do you like? (Or tolerate)

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Night pandas:
      this year dozier
      next the jerk man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  275. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    drat, i benched the other fish dinner at the desert for upton/braun/rajai/moss. moss was a good decision still, but not the other 3. damn, thought i had him in. do have goldy and owings in separate spots. just noticed the pollock bench was in H2H where i’m winning 18-3 and am best team anyway, whew!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: even though i’ll still likely lose this week, at least i have a chance in homers now, and AU SHIZZ likely just had the best game of anybody all year.

  276. Night pandas says:
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    Counter:

    My Phillips, Longo, Cruz

    For his

    Dozier, Castellanatos, Bruce

    Keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  277. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    wow, i just noticed, owings didn’t come in as sub, they str up lied about him being out of this game hours before, i’m sure leading many to benching him and missing those wonderful stats. i had to play him since it was NL only. not only that he batted 2nd, with Pollack first (which seemed optimal BEFORE today, better than parra/guy X ahead of goldy). Gonna be a bunch of Owings vs guy X coming up soon (some by me likely).
    1. crawford or owings (now that he’s batting 2nd, if it sticks)?

  278. jal179 says:
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    ROS AJ Pollock or Dayan Viceido?

    Once Trumbo comes back what gives in the Dbacks OF?

    At least Dayan is an everydayer at this point and I need a steady 5th OF with some pop and AVG abilities.

    Would love some insight on Pollock as have never seen him play

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock… He’s just a hot bat…

  279. jal179 says:
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    I sold Krod… felt like I milked for what he was worth. Got E Santana in return which Im good with as I needed a steady 2-3 starter b/c of Gios recent struggles

    Either SAGNOF or am contemplating punting saves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

      • jal179 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thx Grey. It was one of those deals that I sent thinking wold get rejected and after it was accepted I was a bit surprised thenn began second guessing myself…

        I like E Santana and hope to SAGNOF Lindtrom Doolittle

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  280. J-FOH says:
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    Better buy, Price, Shields or Lee? They’re pretty close and have their own ups/downs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shields, prolly cheapest

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: how would you rank?

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey: does rios get you shields?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @frankgrimes: you could get cheeper

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He should

  281. frankgrimes says:
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    Au Shucks x2 haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  282. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    in a 10 team league with 4 of are you dropping alex gordan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  283. costaricanchata says:
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    @costaricanchata:

    looks like a mother/son tag-team match !!
    grand-daughter , however , has seen this “act” too many times ,
    and goes back to watching the game .

  284. Swfcdan says:
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    Lake or Lisper short term (OBP league)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lake

  285. The Undecided says:
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    I’ve got a roster full of dead-and-dying DL denizens. Reynolds is in for the week for me mainly because he is breathing. So please remove those caveats and do an advance write up for next week titled “Mark Reynolds: The hottest schmotto ever witnessed in our lifetime”. This way I’ll at least have the power-of-positive-thinking going for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  286. jal179 says:
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    How many of u out there have seen owners punt saves?

    Our league has W, QS, K, S, ERA, WHIP– 10 team 2h redraft (max 3 moves per week)

    I just sold Krod for Ervin Santana leaving me with T Hunter, Shaw, C Allen as my relievers.

    Monday am I drop Hunter like a 10 pound terd and am thinking about Lindstrom and Doolittle to fill the S void….

    BUT I’m considering dealing Shaw for a depth SP/RP eligible starter like ROark and abandoning ship on Saves altogether to target an uptick in W, QS, Ks.

    I could still fill a few RP spots with Clippard types to help keep my WHIP and ERA down.

    What are the Razzballers thoughts on the above strategy? The garbage closers I might end up with might help one category but hurt me in the 4 categories.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @jal179:

      well ,
      you’re giving up on 9 points .
      the next easiest points to give up on
      are stolen bases , i suppose .
      maybe the best time to give up on points ,
      if there is a best time ,
      would be before the draft .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like punting anything

  287. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Of course my team is in desperate need of a closer and I drop Mejía for Lincecum this week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  288. goodfold2 says:
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    keep forever league yesterday i learned to drop e-jax rather than tepesch, what about e-jax or hammel (i know hammel had a bad start, but he was pretty ok most of year).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I trust Hammel more

  289. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Would you hold Shaw for saves or dump him for one of the following :
    Qualls
    Britton
    Doolittle
    Familia

    • jal179 says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun:

      I got Shaw and would prefer Britton based on quality of team.

      Indian have not given Allen or Shaw much of a chnce this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Britton

  290. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, will you start Estrada vs CHC tonight? (5×5 with QS league) Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  291. Fielder's fatties says:
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    Trade springer for machado? 12 team points non keeper. Have Frazier at 3b and springer usually on bench.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Fielder’s fatties:

      trading bench bats ?
      package both for a better 3b ??

      • Fielder's fatties says:
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        @costaricanchata: is machado better than Frazier? Was thinking it was a slight upgrade at 3b. He also has arenado.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  292. Robert says:
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    Grey- I could use a 2B until Gyroko gets going and I am being offered Lowrie, Matt Adams, AJ Burnett for my Pujols and Cobb. Do you see Matt Adams having a good season? I am turning this down unless your crystal ball shows Adams outdoing Pujols.

    • Q says:
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      @Robert: Not good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  293. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    sal perez or mesoraco today, mesoraco gets Adverb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  294. costaricanchata says:
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    *** WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY ***

    until Grey returns ,
    i give you , all , my PERMISSION to drop gyorko ,
    if that’s what you want to do , and/or , it would make you feel better .

    **************************

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      ok .
      Grey is back .
      the window has closed .
      nothing to see , here .
      go on about your business .
      (“loose lips” … if you would , please) .

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

  295. Wilson says:
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    With Votto DTD and Abreu DL15, Spots are not enough and need to drop a RP.
    Drop Allen or Shaw? Thoughts appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Allen was not doing well today… still not sure who should be dropped betwnn Shaw and Allen… hard to decide…

  296. Andrew says:
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    Startt or sit Anibal today at Boston?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  297. Andrew says:
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    Shoemaker worth a stream in 12 teamer at home vs rays today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  298. Andrew says:
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    Would you stream either pitcher in the cards / braves game? in st louis.

    Floyd vs Garcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  299. Help me Ronda says:
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    3b has been a black hole

    Middle brooks to dl and Castelonous has cooled off.

    Can you put these in order of what I should be thinking (h2h 16 team redraft)

    Dominguez
    Olt
    Asche
    Gillespie
    Escobar

    Thanks

    Anyone that could get called up in June I should be targeting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dominguez, Asche

  300. J-FOH says:
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    Gio to the disgraceful list

    In other news Abreau to the DL and Frank Thomas cracks a smaile

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  301. Carl Spackler says:
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    5×5 H2H
    Dom Brown or AJ Pollack ROS?

  302. Andrew says:
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    Stream Wood at home vs Brewers today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  303. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    wish abreu got hurt earlier in week, before he got his 9 bases and 3 runs (actually a pretty bad week for him possibly), now i’m benching pujols again (needing 3 more runs than opp, but also 1 more homer, but when’s the last time pujols did that?) for crisp. see how it goes.

  304. Andrew says:
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    You think Ubaldo has turned a corner with 3 straight solid starts? Or still not a fan of him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, fine for certain matchups

  305. frankgrimes says:
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    Is justin Upton the most frustrating player to own?

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @frankgrimes: All Brave hitters aside from Freddie are.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  306. Swfcdan says:
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    Ugh Gio to the disgraceful list.

    Trusting Dashi slurp slurp tommorow in Texas heat in a 10 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  307. Swfcdan says:
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    Also had an owner wanting SPs and I had more than enough. Dealt Kazmir for Rodney. Dont always trust Rodney but for that price I thought why not. Good call or is Rodney a few outings away from being a closer-zombie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  308. costaricanchata says:
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    the way that things are going for chavez ,
    the A ‘s bullpen is going to see a lot of work today .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, ton of pitches early

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        getting 2 strikes on lots of batters .
        just not putting them away .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  309. costaricanchata says:
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    hey Grey :

    has your cougs thrown the dice for you , since you’ve been married ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  310. Bartolo's Chin says:
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    which side do you like better?
    A: Freeman, Verlander, Bauer
    B: Goldy, Cobb