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Nolan Reimold has started this season like I thought he’d start the 2009 season.  And the 2010 season.  And the 2011 season.  See a pattern?  If not, I suggest answering C on all standardized tests and lowering your safety school expectations.  It feels like Reimold’s been sleeping on his post-hyper’dom since Branch Rickey was just a twig.  He has 25-ish homer power and 10-ish steal speed.  If he gets on one, he hits 30 homers and steals 15 and is a top 25 outfielder.  If he hits his head on his post-hyper-ness, you drop him.  In my Nolan Reimold fantasy from January, I gave him the line of 65/24/80/.250/10.  Don’t wanna trust January Grey because he’s been known to hit the bottle?  ZiPS updated their projections for Reimold to 65/22/68/.260/10.  So don’t trust me.  But you gotta trust someone in this life.  You can’t go it alone.  Cause when you let people in, the world opens up to you.  I think the preceding was a speech given by Patrick Dempsey in an 80′s movie that was followed by a slow clap.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Santiago Casilla – You know what he possibly gives you this year?  35 saves.  Know what, say, Brett Myers gives you?  25 saves.  We’re Cust kayin’ here, but Casilla should be owned.

Henry Rodriguez – I wish I was in one of the 90% of ESPN leagues where HanK-Rod isn’t owned, but it might be impossible because at least 75% of the ESPN ten-team leagues are one guy who owns all 10 teams with ten alias then goes into the ESPN forums and says, “I’m going to grace you with my presence and answer a few questions.  If you wish to know my credentials, look at my virtual trophies on my virtual mantle on my virtual profile.”

Jake Peavy – Which Peavy are we getting?  The one that’s good when he’s pitching or the one that’s not good at pitching because he’s injured?  Isn’t it clear?  I didn’t say, “Isn’t it the clear?”  Now, now.

Lance Lynn – You know why there’s so many repeat customers in these Buys?  Because people picking up players in ESPN leagues are like De Niro in Awakenings.  Lynn’s pitching well, pick him up and save that fear of success for your real life and leave it out of your fantasy life.

Danny Duffy – A starter with more Ks than innings pitched is all right by me.  Plus, his mom’s name is Muffy.  What’s not to like?  Not rhetorical!  Seriously, tell me.  (I am prepared for this to come back to haunt me on Sunday when he faces the Blue Jays.  I’m looking ahead, young, prematurely balding man!)

Jake Arrieta – Between Krispie getting DL’d and Gardner getting DL’d (about an hour), I owned Arrieta.  I was looking at a way to make my team private, so youse couldn’t see it.  See, I really don’t like taking flyers on O’s SPs and would tell you the same if you asked.  AL East + terrible team = Not a’ight-a.  But Arrieta’s WHIP is intriguing (0.89).  He’s faced two terrible teams, and, keep in mind, I immediately dropped him when I needed another outfielder, but, yeah, I did pick him up.  He’s around a 7-ish K-rate and a high 3 ERA pitcher in the best case scenario.  The way he’s keeping his walks in check right now is something to watch.  If you grab him for the Angels game tomorrow, I’d leave him on my bench in most mixed leagues to see how he does.

Alejandro De Aza – Odd that he has more homers than steals, but that will invert while he still chips in some power.  He’s the new pride of the Dominican Republican.  Or DR Pride, which is not the same as the shirtless guy with the stethoscope and the ass-less chaps.

Luke Scott – I told you to pick him up last week and now he’s owned in 3.5% of ESPN leagues.  We are the three point five percenters!  How’s that for rippling the fantasy baseball world?!  You best recognize!

Mike Trout – On our last podcast, Rudy said he thinks Trout will be up by May 15th.  I think that’s crummy with crackers, but if you’re a Rudy loyalist with a pic in your fro, then you should own Trout right now.

Denard Span – He’s healthy!  That’s all I got.  I picked him up in my RCL because I lost Gardner and was looking for some cheap speed, but, most importantly, Rudy was the one who dropped him, so any chance to rub salt is valid enough for me.  Though waiting for Span to exact any revenge against Rudy is like hiring a contract killer who thinks a spliff is a blunt object.

Matt Carpenter – I just went over him this morning.  Don’t make me go back there!

Chris Davis – This week’s Buy is coming to you from downtown Baltimore, “Our crabs are better than your lady’s!”  At some point, I think the bottom is gonna fall out so bad for Davis that you’ll look up and he’ll be batting .095, but right now he’s hitting, so there’s that.

Mike Aviles – Grab Aviles while Jacoby is D’Ellsburied and your MI spot is as disagreeable as any camel that has ever been on TV or film. (Talk about an animal that needs its own anti-defamation league.  “Let me ask you this, haters of the camel, what other animal is dragging your stupid ass through the desert with no water?  Let’s see you ride on the back of your corgi!”  That’s me as I stump for the hump.)

SELL

Gaby Sanchez – You thought he (she?) had no power in the old (ugly) Marlins ballpark?  Welcome to the new (ugly and large) park!  I wouldn’t drop him (her?) for Jeffrey Loria’s address so you can egg his house, but… Actually, I’d consider that trade-off.   Nah, seriously, I wouldn’t drop him, but maybe you can use him as an artificial sweetener in a trade.

Paul Goldschmidt – This one hurts, because I really did like him in the preseason, but as long as Gibson’s slo-mo arm pumping Overbay into lineup, you need alternatives.  In most leagues, I wouldn’t drop AuShizz out right, but he needs every day playing time for the majority of mixed leagues.

Logan Morrison – We’re pot-committed to Stanton and his wonky knees (wonknee).  I’m not selling him for pennies on the dollar.  Morrison, on the other hand, has a wonknee and he doesn’t have 40 homer power and he’s playing in a stadium where the coach needs binoculars and glow sticks to direct his outfielders where to play.  As he waves glow sticks, Ozzie says, “Oye, Rooster, are the outfielders moving to the right?”  As he looks through binoculars, Joey Cora says, “I think you’re directing the nacho guy in section 7 B.”  Ozzie, “Puta, this is the worst stadium the devil ever puked up!”

736 Responses

  1. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, do you think this idiot Johnson would turn to Lidge in a possible save situation today against Miami?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz, Yes

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey, No! I should have left him in then lineup. Shit happens though :)

  2. mets fan says:
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    Grey pick 2 Vargas,Millone,Hammel or Bailey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mets fan, Milone, Vargas…

  3. Griff says:
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    I’m not saying anyone should trade Pujols, but is anyone else a tad worried about his power? 7 doubles vs zero home runs so far.

    I saw him hit a double to dead center against the yankees on a high fastball. His first few steps out of the box were slow, as if he thought it was a no doubter…and then it landed on the warning track. Maybe the ball isn’t jumping off his bat like it used to?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Griff, Eh… Too early…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, He started off pretty slow last year too.

    • Whiskey Diet says:
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      @Griff, It’s Albert Pujols. He’s taking this slow start personally. He’s embarrassed right now and knows his worth (225 millions dollars) is being questioned.

      He’s the heart of a strong, dynamic lineup. Will surely be in a division race and has never had a down year. Don’t worry…

  4. royce! says:
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    Which 1B do you like best these days: Moreland, Belt, Rivera, Smoak, Alonso, Kotchman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, Belt

  5. Bill says:
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    In need of Holds – How do you rank for Holds:Sergio Romo, Joaquin Benoit, or Kenley Jansen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jansen, Romo…

  6. Poo Holes says:
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    WOW, Ryan Sweeney hitting second for the Sawx today. Talk about desperation, did he even hit second for the A’s last year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, Ha… Prolly not…

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Poo Holes, The other day they had Ross in the clean-up spot, times are tough in bean town

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @MattTruss223, Yeah that was the day they sat Youk. All the other power bats are lefties (A-Gone, Ortiz) and there’s no way you see Punto there. I’m playing the patience card here, hopefully Sawx Crawford starts playing like Rays Crawford when he gets back.

  7. Stan Steamer says:
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    I have LoMo in LF with Goldschmidt and Cozart on the bench. Reimold just got dropped, should I be picking him up? If so, who goes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Stan Steamer, Goldschmidt

      • Stan Steamer says:
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        Forgot to mention, keeper league with LoMo at $11, Goldy at $4 and Cozart at $1. Change anything?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Stan Steamer, Hold for now.

  8. Cstinso1 says:
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    David Murphy or Scott?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scott

  9. Oxford Comma says:
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    Hi Grey, please rank these pitchers that many of us are bringing up in these comments every day:

    Lynn
    Peavy
    Scherzer
    Cahill
    Niese
    Minor
    Sale

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer, Cahill, Peavy, Minor…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, Ha!

  10. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    “he’s playing in a stadium where the coach needs binoculars and glow sticks to direct his outfielders where to play.”

    [audible chuckles rising from cubicle.]

    Fantasy Paradox: I play in a shallow league (only 3 OFs) so a guy like Reimold is always kind of borderline, unless he really breaks out breaks out (like my forehead in eighth grade). .265/25/10 and a leadoff man’s RBIs isn’t enough to move the needle.

    YET even in my sippy-shallow league, active closers are NEVER on the wire. EVER. So I get really confused by comments like “Drop Broxton for Santiago” or “Drop Myers for Jim Johnson?” I don’t get this unless you’re in an AL East only league with three teams. EVEN THEN all the closers should be taken.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins, Hehe… Yeah, I don’t get those questions either. Even when I played in shallow leagues, MRs were owned if they could sniff a save.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins, Yep, in my 8 team league the only guys available are Lidge and Myers. Myers because I dropped him yesterday to activate BJ.

      • Baron Von Vulturewins

        Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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        @Wilsonian, And Lidge because he sucks. I know because I have him. Along with Casilla, Marshall, Guerra, League. #hoarders

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Baron Von Vulturewins, Haha. You sound like me. I dropped Myers because he was #5 behind Marmol, Hanrahan, Marshall, and Balfour.

  11. Oxford Comma says:
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    thanks for the quick response Grey. You’re the best. One more?

    Hi Grey, which 3 players would fill your 1B, 3B, and utility spots:

    Panda (1B, 3B)
    Youk (1B, 3B)
    Lind (1B)
    Ike Davis (1B)
    Butler (1B)
    Luke Scott (1B)

    I’ve been playing Youk, Panda, and Butler. Thinking of benching Youk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oxford Comma, Panda, Butler, Ike…

  12. Mario Mendoza of commenters says:
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    in NL only, is Goldschmidt + Belt enough at 1B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mario Mendoza of commenters, Not terrible…

  13. Holmes says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Love the blog. I was wondering who you would rather own between Kyle Drabek, Danny Duffy, or Bartolo Colon? thanks.

    • @Holmes, Personally Duffy. But the numbers say Colon. I like Drabek but AL East is tough.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Holmes, Thanks! Drabek…

  14. Whom would you play, Lind vs Hochevar at KC or Chipper vs Cahill at Ari. I’m leaning towards Lind because he has a good track record against Hochevar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank Kim, Lind

      • @Grey, Thanks!

  15. Trevor

    Tggq21 says:
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    Grey, would u want Henry Rodriguez or lidge in a H2H, 5×5 12-team mixed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tggq21, Lidge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tggq21, BnY

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @Grey, I keep seeing this here, but I’m a little lost. What does BnY stand for?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @A Hill O’ Beans, Black n Yellow

    • @Tggq21, I’d want HRod. Lidge apparently has vertigo and he hasn’t pitched as well.

  16. DanThePoorMetFan says:
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    I got offered Reimold for my Schafer . I am in a 12 team H@H keep em all league.

    Both players where picked up off the wire when they got hot! I am already leading the league in steals???

    Please let me know if I should pull the trigger

    • @DanThePoorMetFan, I’d do it. Reimold has more power and less speed so sounds like a fit for your team. And I think he’ll have a better average, get more runs and RBI’s.

      • DanThePoorMetFan says:
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        @Frank Kim, Thanks! BTW we both have the honor of holding two first names…

        Frank Kim…. meet Dan Philip

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @DanThePoorMetFan, Ha!

  17. joe from point pleasant says:
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    @Grey:

    Need a streaming SP for this weekend…

    Deep mixed H2H points league.

    I know these options are horrible, but i have no choice:

    Bass v Phi (Blanton)
    Ross v Cle (Masterson)
    Hutchinson @ KC (Mendoza)

    Also, who do you like better for my last utility spot?

    Gamel
    Reimold (is his neck okay?)
    Joyce

    And for my 2b spot?

    Kipnis
    Altuve

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe from point pleasant, Ross… Joyce… I think the neck will be fine… Kipnis…

  18. Chunk says:
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    Start Porcello at home vs TEX? Hes been pitching well, but, ya know, Texas. 16 teams 1500 innings and I’m ahead of schedule. Got Edinson and Lynn going as well so I’m thinking of sitting Porch for this one.

    Remember when Prince almost signed with the Rangers? How ridiculous would that lineup have been? Better than any fantasy team your could realistically put together.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chunk, I’d sit him there… Not worth the agita…

  19. Jay29 says:
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    Hey Grey, they’re playing the Jurassic Park theme as they introduce the former Red Sox at Fenway Park. That’s either a dumb mistake or a great subtle ribbing of all the old ballplayers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay29, Ha!

  20. Goose says:
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    Hey Grey,

    LoMo/B.Myers/Lind -for- Kendrys/Reimold/H. Bell ?

    14team, 6×6 league (counts TBs and Holds, OBP instead of AVG)

    thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Goose, Bell, close though…

  21. Alex says:
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    11 team 5×5. Reynolds at 3rd, Davis at CI, and deep starters.

    Hanson / Davis for Arod / Reimold? I already have Dunn and BJ Upton and worreid about avg…. but on value what side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex, A-Rod

  22. peter says:
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    It pains me to hear you say SELL on L. Morrison, but I think you’re right. Between his knees and that cavernous ballpark (Marlinco Park)… too bad I have him on, wait let me check.. yeah, I own him on every team.

    Where I’m desperate for saves, trade Morrison for a closer? Donkeycorn or better? Hold onto him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peter, Donkeycorn it.

      • peter says:
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        @Grey, My knee hurts.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s not a knee jerk reaction…

          • peter says:
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            @Grey, That’s swelling!

  23. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    @grey, could you see a time share with Niewenwhatevers, Torres and Duda once Torres returns? I have this feeling that Duda could play his way out of his starting gig.

    small rant, I hate the crazy we put ourselves through in April, every year we get all geeked up about the season and then over analyze our teams to death based on a small sample size when some players don’t get going till May and some get a case of the Shelton’s (my own term in honor of Chris Shelton and that ridiculous April he had that one year). People want to drop solid players that have a bad two weeks to start the year, yet if those same players start strong and have a bad two weeks in June then no one worries and just benches them till they break out of the slump. Which is really only a week on the bench because the first week of the sump you still play them because you don’t really know it a slump. Hell, I just had some genius (sarcasm) try to buy low on Justin Upton from me. I can only imagine that he figured why not try and pry a first rounder away because I must be as dumb as an E$PN analyst.

    Thank you for the time, I just saved the money I pay my therapist

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Yeah, it could happen… Don’t drop a solid OF for Niewenwhatevers, but I like him as a fill-in/deel league upside gamble… Yeah, agreed on that rant…

  24. Boomer19 says:
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    Would you trade Morrison for Harper? 5×5 limited keeper. 14 team. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boomer19, Yup

  25. DingoBats says:
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    How’s giving Cutch/M.Young for Kemp/A.Hill sound?
    12 team, mixed – m.young plays MI spot, so replacing w Hill or Altuve.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp side

  26. K-Fav says:
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    I just read your blurb on lomo, whom i own and someone has dropped Stubbs after his slow start, think i should add stubbs and drop lomo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @K-Fav, Stubbs, yup…

  27. Commish Cauda says:
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    deep H2H-Points League

    Trade Votto for Hosmer & Heyward?

    • Commish Cauda says:
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      @Commish Cauda,

      I should say, deep 16-team, H2H-Points League

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Commish Cauda, It’s okay, I wouldn’t…

  28. Negatto says:
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    Are Lidge or Henry Rodriguez an upgrade over Marmol?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Negatto, Nope

  29. Derrick says:
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    Drop Chacin, Jaime Garcia or McCarthy for Duffy?

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @Derrick, I’ll beat grey to it, survey says: Chacin.

  30. TheNewGuy says:
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    Just seen the Bo Sox lineup, only 2 really recognisable names in it…Youk and A-Gonz.

    Man they’re decimated….

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Oh Pedroia too…nice error there.

    • Derrick says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Pedroia?

    • peter says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Ortiz?

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @peter, Ok I saw their defensive allignment actually, lay off the guy a bit ;)

        • peter says:
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          @TheNewGuy, Ahh… the BoSox defense – now featuring Jason Repko in the OF! And, of course, former NLCS MVP… Cody Ross! :-)

  31. letsgobravos says:
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    Stubbs with a steal and a run scored…(read in NBA Jam announcers voice)…HE’S ON FIRE!!!!!

    • bean says:
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      @letsgobravos, I share your enthusiams……enthusiams.

      Mine is more directed at Bruuuuuuuuuce! who has a similar line with a Run and a SB. Out of nowhere comes the speed!

      Is Posada catching for the Cubbies?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @bean, re Bruce’s steal: he was running, but Volstad bounced a fastball that Soto couldn’t get to, so it was a gimme. Cotton was on third and couldn’t score because it didn’t get far enough away, but far enough for there to be no attempt to get Bruce.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Wilsonian, Wow, phone changed Votto to “cotton”! HA!

          • bean says:
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            @Wilsonian, Honestly, I was trying to rack my brain on who that was and I was thinking Rolen got on somehow in front of Bruce.

            Cotton is appropriate for Rolen. So is buttwipe or Cottenelle.

            • Wilsonian says:
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              @bean, very true. I totally missed it while I was typing and figured an explanation might be necessary.

    • RK says:
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      @letsgobravos, Boomshakalaka!

    • Fuij (Fausto or Roberto? RCL) says:
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      @letsgobravos, +1 for NBA Jam reference

  32. DSimms says:
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    another question for ya just noticed Peavy was on waivers, do I drop Lynn, Sale or Minor for him or just hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DSimms, Lynn

  33. Wilsonian says:
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    Peavy and Sale are my bottom two pitchers. Would you drop either one or both for any of the following:

    Lynn
    Cahill
    Duffy
    Drabek?

    W, L, Sv, ERA, Whip, Ks, Ks/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Hold

  34. Steve says:
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    Ugh, stupid streamers. Can you nominate two from this list (yeah, we kinda did this yesterday too…)

    Gee v SF (Lincecum)
    Niemann v MIN (Liriano)
    Duffy v TOR (Romero)
    Ross v CLE
    Bass v PHI
    Delgado @ ARI (Kennedy)

    Merci

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Gee, Niemann

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Chur, bro (that’s street talk in these parts).

        You think our boy Lukey sits on Sunday against Liriano? Him being a left and all…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Chur, bro to you! Wouldn’t surprise me…

    • chata says:
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      @Steve,

      delgado won’t see a much weaker d-backs line-up .

      cust kayin’ .

  35. mrobs says:
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    with Philips sitting today to “nurse his hammy”…. who’s the better back up: Aviles or Kipnis?

    Thanks!

    • mrobs says:
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      @mrobs, I mean in case he hits DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mrobs, Kipnis

  36. TheNewGuy says:
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    Bombers bombing Bucholtz already…kids got good stuff but still no idea how to pitch. Everything up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve, Hehe… Yup!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey, Just FYI Bryan LaHair is hitting clean up today. Don’t know if you’ve actually seen the kid, but he looks like he’s going to stick. Strikes out but hits it with authority. Sveum seems like he wants to play Baker once a week and I bet LaHair will continue to hit lower in the order against lefties, but he is raking right now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @OaktownSteve, Yeah, I own him on a couple of teams and he almost made it into this post… I likey.

          • Hawk says:
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            @Grey,

            Rizzo hitting about .400 with 7 HR already in AAA. I know they have said they do not want him to come up at all this year but what’s the point of having a kid have a .400 / 50 HR / 150 RBI season at AAA while the big club sucks?

            What’s it going to take to get him to the majors? Any chance they move Soriano?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I have Rizzo in a keeper so I’m praying they move one of those corpses…

  37. Turk Wendell says:
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    Just bought the e-book. Looking forward to it.

    (another) OF question:
    Start Rasmus vs Hochevar or David Murphy vs Porcello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, Thanks! Rasmus…

  38. Turk Wendell says:
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    “a contract killer who thinks a spliff is a blunt object”

    Nice. Happy April 20

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, Ha, you too…

  39. Jobu's Rum says:
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    That bit about binoculars and glow sticks almost made me wet myself for the first time since Tuesday. Thanks, Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jobu’s Rum, Thanks!

  40. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    JD Martinez or Alejandro De Aza to replace Puma? OBP league FYI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, JD

  41. John C. says:
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    Hey Grey – should I go with Gamel or Scott for a CI/UTIL spot?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John C., Scott

  42. harrrr says:
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    hi, thank you for your thoughts

    STandard 12 team roto, mixed.

    i send street or nathan/Youkilis/Morrow for Sabathia and Bonifacio
    is too much? I could change the closer to H.Rod.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @harrrr, It’s not enough, but you can try…

  43. Grey's da man! says:
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    I have LoMo, drop him for Rios, Rasmus, Dunn, Belt, Gamel, Nieuwenhuis or Duda?

    • Grey

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

  44. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    I love how Yahoo is reporting that Berkman has been placed on the DL yet they haven’t DL’d him…….freaking idiots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Yeah, seriously…

  45. Grey's da man! says:
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    Different league – 12 team 5×5 Rotiserrie

    C: C Santana
    1B: Ike Davis
    2B: Uggla
    3B: Longo
    SS: Alexei
    OF: Braun
    OF: Bruce
    OF: Cruz
    Util: JD Martinez
    Util: P Bourjous
    DL: Gardner

    SP: Bumgarner
    SP: J Zimmerman
    RP: Axford
    RP: H-Rod
    P: A Sanchez, D Hudson, G Gonzalez, M Garza, Cahill, Lynn, Ubaldo, Casilla
    DL: Bailey

    Try and trade a SP for a bat? Which pitcher should go and who to target? V wells is really the only addable hitter on waivers..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Any of your pitchers are tradeable… I’d just go who will get you the best bat… Maybe try Bum for Reyes? Might need to throw in a RP…

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        @Grey, But I love Bum! haha. Bum+Alexei+Axford for Reyes+Casilla? I would be dropping Alexei anyway so might as well throw him in there

        • Grey's da man! says:
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          @Grey’s da man!, whoops meant Reyes+street

          • Grey's da man! says:
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            @Grey’s da man!, Or just Bum+alexei for Reyes first?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Grey’s da man!, That looks good…

          • Grey's da man! says:
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            @Grey, rejected..what about Bum for Pence?

            Is Bum for D Jennings giving up too much?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They’re both fair…

              • Grey's da man! says:
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                @Grey, Isn’t Pence on a whole other level compared to Jennings? I feel like Bum for Pence is fair and Bum for Jennings I lose..
                You Bum for Jennings is okay (especially after all your love for Bum this pre-season!)?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  If Jennings goes 15/35, it’s the same as Pence’s 25/15… Pence is more well known as is Bum… So, yeah, they are on a slightly better plain… Not far off though…

                  • Grey's da man! says:
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                    @Grey, Hmm..gotcha. And is N Cruz right alongside them in rankings?

  46. Eng says:
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    Patrick Dempsey is a total tool who also cheats on his wife and kids with sub-par broads.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng, Ha

  47. Steve says:
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    Come on Bruce! I need some production!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Fo reals…

  48. DrEasy says:
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    Gah, still rusty from that one year layoff from fantasy baseball, and I forgot to bench Buchholz against the Yankees. Is he waiver fodder now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He shouldn’t have been drafted…

  49. need a spot starter tomorrow…arrieta, westbrook, humber, beaven…all on the wire. or gee for sunday.

    whatchoo think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @anchovies, Arrieta

  50. Mike says:
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    You recommend picking up Henry Rodriguez, but I either have or have the following semi-closers available in my leagues. Do you have an order in which you would add the following to your teams?

    Alfredo Aceves
    Brad Lidge
    Fernando Rodney
    Hector Santiago
    Henry Rodriguez
    Jonathan Broxton
    Santiago Casilla
    Sean Marshall

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marshall, Aceves, Broxton, Santiago, Rodney…

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey,

        So Henry Rodriguez is not in the first five.

        Thanks!

        Mike.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  51. Chunk says:
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    I hope someone tells Remi about the sick double play he missed while he was hitting on Pedro.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chunk, Ha!

  52. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey, in light of all my injured OFers, should I dump Farnsy to open up a DL spot? Currently have Aceves, Santiago, Meyers and Frank Frank as closers. Couple of commentators have said I should, but I didn’t see you weigh in on this when I asked earlier. TIA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Yeah, go for it…

  53. Wilsonian says:
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    Just said on the Cubs’ broadcast that Phillips was sitting because it’s 40 degrees there and Dusty didn’t want him to risk his hammy in the cold weather. However, Dusty said if his starter was going good, 175 pitches wasn’t out of the question today…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, HA!

  54. letsgobravos says:
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    Shit. Stubbs is 3/5 with a run, 3 RBIs and 2 steals…and his ass is on my bench. (deep breaths) At least maybe this means he is breaking out of his slump and he can start contributing on a regular basis.

  55. letsgobravos says:
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    Narv dog has a torn rotator cuff. No more streaming for him this year. Marco Estrada’s going to take his spot as the brew crew’s #5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw… Bye-bye, Narveson.

    • bean says:
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      @letsgobravos, Who had Narvy in the shoulder pool?

  56. JMAC says:
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    I’m in a H2H espn league and I own Gaby Sanchez. Who are some pitchers that I should target with a trade? Hopefully 4 or 5 or more if any are on your mind. I aleady am trying for Scherzer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer’s a good idea… Luebke? A #3 SP with upside…

  57. Jack says:
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    Grey,

    The Latos owner is feeling squimish and I wish to releave him of his problem. Problem is that he wants Desmond Jennings and Holland for him and Stubbs (who I don’t want) which I can’t afford (only other OF are McCutchen and Adam Jones). I also love Holland this year.

    Would you trade Holland and LaRoche for him? My team (yahoo, 12 team):
    C: Yadier Molina
    1B: Joey Votto
    2B: Dan Uggla
    SS: Hanley Ramirez
    3B: Evan Longoria
    OF: Andrew McCutchen, Desmond Jennings, Adam Jones
    UTL: Adam LaRoche, Ike Davis
    SP: Jon Lester
    SP: Yovani Gallardo
    RP: Carlos Marmol
    RP: Jim Johnson
    P: Matt Moore
    P: Ricky Romero
    P: Max Scherzer
    P: Jamie Garcia
    Bench: Justin Masterson, Derek Holland, Hector Santiagio, Mark Reynolds, Paul Goldschmidt
    DL: Chase Utley

    FWIW, I’m going to try and snag Ervin Santana and drop Hector Santiago when waivers run on Sunday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland and LaRoche for Latos? Sure… I don’t like Ervin.

    • @Jack, I’d deal Holland and LaRoche for Latos. Jennings, Holland and Stubbs for Latos is too expensive. I like Holland but Texas is tough to play in during the summer.

  58. You guys starting any of these guys tomorrow?

    Vogelsong @NYM Pelfrey
    Arrieta @LAA Weaver
    Humber @Sea Beavan
    Beavan

    I might start Vogelsong because Pelfrey and the Mets have been unimpressive.
    Arrieta is interesting but Weaver is too hard to beat.
    Humber is sort of interesting but he’s underwhelming and Seattle isn’t as bad this year.
    Beavan keeps making me think of Leave It to Beaver.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In certain leagues, I’d start them all… In that order…

      • @Grey, Thanks! It’s an 11 team roto league. Maybe Vogelsong …

      • @Grey, Decided to go w/ Arrieta. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem… Probably thank me after he pitches…

  59. bean says:
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    Bruce with a nice 2/5 day with 2 R and a free pass SB.

    Can we start a slow clap for big Giancarlo day? I feel it!

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @bean,

      Shit, I could def use a good game from Stanton…

      • Bean says:
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        @letsgobravos, One thing I take comfort in is that he had 2 HR all of April last year. Getting away from that disgusting eye sore may be what he needs.

  60. LadyScorpio says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Another greatly insightful article. I don’t let a fantasy baseball day pass without reading Razzball. Been a reader since 2008.

    Earlier this week, I dropped Liriano, added Thornton and traded Walden and Thornton for Strasburg. Dropped Hudson for Peavy. My squad now consists of…

    C -AVILA
    1B – VOTTO
    2B – KENDRICK
    SS – COZART
    3B – BELTRE
    OF – HAMILTON, HOLLIDAY & STANTON (wish he’d hit something)
    U – LAROCHE
    BN – AYBAR, J. MONTERO, MORSE (DL)
    SP – STRASBURG, BUMGARNER, DARVISH, PEAVY, BEACHY & MCCARTHY
    RP – FRANCISCO, JANSEN & H. RODRIGUEZ

    Improved, right? Need another OF though. Gotta drop someone for that. Any recommendations? Btw, I’m in a 10 team roto league. Also, someone keeps siggesting that I drop Stanton cause he won’t hit over 25 HRs this year with his bum knee and long fences at the new Marlins stadium. What say you, Grey?!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! One of our four girl readers! I’d lose Aybar for a replacement OF… Yeah, your team is much better…

      • LadyScorpio says:
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        @Grey,

        Just wanted follow up on Stanton. Do you think that I should trade/ditch him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends what you’re trading him for… I wouldn’t go lower than a player in the 4th round range… So ace pitcher (around Bumgarner level) or Holliday type outfielder…

  61. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Did you watch the latest episode of S1W yet? It was a real nail biter. I won’t spoil anything by telling you whether I’m being sarcastic or not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I saw it… Whatcha you think?

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Meh… some mild suspense towards the end, but as soon as Kim didn’t bat an eyelash when Jeff asked for hidden idols, I knew nothing had changed. Tarzan is absolutely clueless; he’s still voting with the women for Zeus’ sake. Umm… doode, get a friggin’ clue.

        Troy’s planned could have worked very well, had he not been so bold and open about it. When you throw an option like that out there, you can’t let everyone know about it. Then the swing votes (Christina and Alicia) feel like they need to prove EXTRA that they’re not flipping. You blow any chance of them flipping on the sly.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tarzan is so frustrating… I think a prerequisite to being on the show should be you want to win at all costs… How does Tarzan think he’s going anywhere voting with a legion of people who are obviously going to pick him off next? I hope Christina flips sides, she’s smart enough to realize she’s at the bottom of the pecking order, isn’t she? Please let her be… I think my girl is going to win or be a runner-up (Chelsea). She’s likeable and aligned well…

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @Grey, I think Christina knows, but she couldn’t do anything with Troy screaming about people flipping… plus all the girls probably knew that Tarzan was still voting with “them.”

            Alex Presley with a bomb. Time for all the doubters to jump back on the bandwagon. Do you happen to know if Rudy prefers Trout to Harper in a keeper league where they both cost the same? Haven’t listened to the latest podcast yet, so my apologies if that’s covered in there.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m not sure if he prefer Trout… I don’t right now… I hear ya on Troyzan screaming it, but I think he was right… It doesn’t matter if they know, he’s saying the truth…

              • Awesomus Maximus

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                @Grey, Well it was all moot since Tarzan wasn’t on board. And since I don’t recall any footage of him even entertaining the idea, it’s safe to assume everyone knew where his vote was going… no point in jumping aboard a sinking ship.

                I’m with Harper, as well. Was just curious what Rudy thought, and if that was influenced by his feeling of an earlier call up.

                Bochy can’t even let his closer close a game? “One hit off Casilla. Time to piece together the rest of the inning.” FBB.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I guess but I’d like to feel like Tarzan at least was playing to win…

                  • Awesomus Maximus

                    Awesomus Maximus says:
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                    @Grey, The guy who thinks he’s Tarzan (and isn’t Johnny Weissmuller)? You’d like to have faith in his grip on reality?

                    Seriously, I think he’s just out there for the fantasy of living in the jungle.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Imagine he was your plastic surgeon?

  62. Nice work as always Senor Mustachio! Now, how much more rope do you give Jose Tabata? He looks like a bag of smashed ass out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Yeah, depends on your options…

  63. stumanji says:
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    Early season small sample size fun fact of the day: Curtis Granderson has two line-drive HRs to RF, and all four of his fly balls to RF have been HRs, giving him a downright silly 150% HR/FB rate to RF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Interesting…

  64. Ace says:
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    deep active NL-only league so saves are hard to come by

    which side of henry rodriguez for tommy hanson do you like? i have stockpiled closers so losing H-Rod wouldn’t be huge but maybe i could do better than a guy everyone is predicting injury for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanson

  65. Arod's Frost says:
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    Grey,

    Still no buy/sell on Morneau? Thought for sure he’d be worthy of a snipit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’s over 50% owned, no?

  66. drpepper says:
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    Your De Aza write-up was probably the best ever. Daquiri well-earned.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, friend!

  67. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    Guy in our league makes a trade the day before Gardner goes down. He offers to rescind the trade (out of his own good will). But, before it gets worked out, the deal goes down. So, this a.m. they trade back. Before the trade goes through, Stubbs leaves a gift for him for being such a nice guy. Should be a razz term for this. I am sure it happens all the time. :))
    A ‘Jesus’…?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They shouldn’t have traded back… Caveat emptor…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, That’s ridiculous. Fantasy trades are never “pending a physical.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Awesomus Maximus, Exactly…

  68. DjlanceRauch says:
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    Boesch or Scott

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scott for now…

  69. Wilsonian says:
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    I posted a keeper trade quetchun in the forums. I’d Mos Def appreciate it if you took a gander at it. Thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Coolio

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Thanks for the response. Don’t know if the deal will happen or not. We were throwing ideas out there. Just wanted some opinions before it got all Facebook official on me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

  70. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    BTW: streamed Eric Chavez today. He with the SIX at-bats this SEASON. TWO HRs. Who is that guy behind the curtain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Simply Fred, Nice

  71. slew says:
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    In nine innings of relief (117 pitches), Chapman has faced 30 batters, given up 3 hits, 0 WALKS, and struck out 17.
    Kinda crazy!

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @slew,

      Its really hard to believe the Reds don’t think he’s good enough for a rotation spot. I guess they are trying to bring him along slowly also, but the dude has pitched out of the pen for a couple of years now. If he’s a starter (and they have said they think he is), then make it happen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @slew, Yeah, insane…

  72. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    BTW: Streaming Berry-Berry good to me so far. Have streamed 16 different SP (only one, Stras, having not been on the FA list). In 166.2 IP and 21 GS:

    K W SV ERA WHIP
    149 11 14 2.32 1.21
    LEAGUE RANK:
    12 12 12 12 8

    K and W totals somewhat inflated just by the shear numbers of starts. Still, I would take a 52% win-rate for the season in a heart-beat. Couldn’t be more pleased with the ERA/WHIP.

    (I KNOW I have just sealed a doomed fate by coming out of the streaming closet.) :-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Simply Fred, Nice work… Makes you not wanna draft SPs at all, huh? Think that’s how RIV won last year…

      • Simply Fred

        Simply Fred says:
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        @Grey, Ha! Haven’t perfected it yet myself–only fourth in ECFBL last year. And, yes, my only drafted SPs were Stras and Worley (on and off FA since).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Simply Fred, Yeah, in my league I think I could’ve done with only two SPs drafted…

          • Simply Fred

            Simply Fred says:
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            @Grey, HA! Didn’t take long. Lynn gives up HR in first. Sorry, man.

  73. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 5 x 5 roto, weekly league. need two of these three for next week:

    milone (vs cws, @bal)
    sanchez (@cle, @min)
    latos (vs sf, vs hou)

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @herschel, Latos, Milone…

  74. letsgobravos says:
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    Apparently Pujols isn’t man enough to hit the ball out of Angels Stadium. Dude has multiple warning track outs in the last few days and a double off the top of the wall last night. Sort of wish I had waited 100 picks and drafted Billy Butler instead…(sarcasm intended) If big albert reads razzball, he can take this as a challenge to prove me wrong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Ha! I’m sure he does read it…

  75. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Jesus is going to pick up his 4th start behind the plate tonight. Only one more to go for Yahoo, and 6 for ESPN, which is good because I own him on most of my teams. Here’s hoping Olivo continues to suck large!

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans,

      That’s huge! I’ve played the last 10 days without a catcher. Will be great to plug Jesus in every day instead of having flip a coin re: whether to start him at Util.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans, Nice!

  76. Bean says:
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    Schumacher goes down! Someone tell theses guys they don’t have to run past the warning track.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bean, It’s the Curse of the Squirrel!

      • Bean says:
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        @Grey, Mattheny pulls him as a precaution…….probably because he already left his face on the wall so there is no need to have two Skippies out there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Bean, HA!

  77. Chunk says:
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    sweeney or brantley? Or reddick? Kinda like sweeney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chunk, Sweeney

  78. letsgobravos says:
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    Holy crap…cards lost berkman so they called up Jay. The next day, Jay gets hurt. Today they called up Skippy and he gets hurt. Sounds like the cards may run out of OFers just like my fantasy team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, I hope you didn’t grab Skip too…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Nope. Grabbed Luke Scott. Holding a candle light vigil for his health as we speak.

    • BigFatHippo says:
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      @letsgobravos, Sorry in advance, I’m a Card fan, but Jay’s been the starting CF since day 1. Don’t drop him, he’s not going on the dl.

    • BigFatHippo says:
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      @letsgobravos, What Grey said…………..Yeah nothing to see there……………

  79. BigFatHippo says:
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    Hey Grey, who would you be playing every day? Reimold or Cespedes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BigFatHippo, Cespedes

      • BigFatHippo says:
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        @Grey, Thought so, thanks.

        Nuttsakk’s Kid is schooling all of us in the money league btw. Even our friend from across the pond.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @BigFatHippo, Who? AL’s kid?

          • BigFatHippo says:
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            @Grey, No, my kid. He won’t trade me anything either, he’s a shrewd negotiator………………..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Is Papa giving him good deals?

              • BigFatHippo says:
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                @Grey, I offered Ike Davis for Braun and he wouldn’t accept. ;)

                So I offered bed without supper as punishment and the little shit ate my ribeye………………

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  And crapping out ribbies?

                  • BigFatHippo says:
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                    @Grey,

                    Ha, yep

  80. Bean says:
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    Stanton doesn’t look like his knee feels better……running like Bruce Bochy.
    That said, enjoying the 1/1 start. Feeling it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bean, That’s not good to hear…

      • Bean says:
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        @Grey, If he feels better then he doesn’t trust it as he rounded second…….looked awkward.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Bean, At least he’s turning 2nd…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Stanton actually said earlier that his knee is feeling really good the last couple of days…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @letsgobravos, Hopefully…

  81. Fuij (Fausto or Roberto? RCL) says:
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    Speaking of Cards OF, any news on Allen Craig from behind subscriber paywalls?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should be back in two weeks… Barring a setback…

      • Fuij (Fausto or Roberto? RCL) says:
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        @Grey, Thanks again

  82. letsgobravos says:
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    Pretty sure Jose Reyes is wearing mardi gras beads tonight…face meet palm.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos, To make matters worse, they appear to be light up beads…I’m surprised you can even wear shit like that in a game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, HA!

  83. Bean says:
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    Horrible! Looks he stopped by the dollar tree on the way in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bean, Hehe

  84. letsgobravos says:
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    Damn, Kemp is just so dirty. 1st inning 2 run jack…

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos, Grey, can I have your permission to offer Pujols, Kinsler, dread pirate and CJ Wilson for Kemp? (sarcasm…sort of)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, I hear ya…

  85. SuchAHosmer says:
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    Grey I got this offer in my H2H keeper league (10 keepers) after Berkman got hurt:

    Nelson Cruz, Zobrist, 19th and 21st round picks

    for

    Beachy, Fister, 13th and 14th round picks

    How fast should I have hit accept? I did it in 8 seconds after confirming that he didn’t sneak Halladay, Lawrie, Hosmer, Cano, Panda or Lincecum in there somehow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice…

  86. Yankees2012 says:
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    Grey,
    I have a silly DL question for you. I am currently holding onto Carlos Quentin and Brett Anderson on my DL. I have to place Krispie Young (sigh) on the DL so I need to drop one of them. Here’s the silly question – which one do I drop?

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  87. herschel says:
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    @Grey: any revised love for zambrano? just checked your post for him in your rankings and you called out either a huge hit or miss year with ozzie. given rainbowunicornco field, think he could put up decent numbers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unless the league’s very deep I see no reason to give him a shot at this point… Field can’t hurt him though, that’s true…

  88. Viagra Falls says:
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    Do you think this is going to be a down year for Braun, or has he just not gotten in his groove yet. The third option is that his fast acting testosterone is not an option to heal his injuries faster, etc. I know that the guy who owns Kemp in my league would be insane to trade him up, but do you think someone might be tempted with a package including Braun and McCann/Freese/Kendrys/Freeman/Hanley/Desmond Jennings/Melky/Ortiz/Francoeur/Trumbo(getting dropped for someone who plays…)/Brandon Phillips/Infante/Weaver/Josh Johnson/Colby Lewis/Kimbrel/Marmol/Jim Johnson (replacement for Wilson)/Jaime Garcia/Beckett.

    Is Braun, in your mind, going to, you know, be Braun anytime soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Viagra Falls, I think he will turn it on… To assume he was only good b/c of steroids, would mean he’s been taking them since he was called up years ago… I don’t think that’s possible…

  89. Boomer19 says:
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    Hey Grey…trying to get value for Santiago while he is worth anything. Would you trade for either Chapman or Jansen? Try Chapman first?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I could see those…

  90. chata says:
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    wow !

    L -3 – 6 in kc .

  91. nightpandas says:
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    15 team league…been working this for a while. How does this sound,
    Choo/Hudson/Betancourt for AJax/Lester/Guerra. Lester being the potential ace I could keep (keep 7).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Looks decent…

  92. Little River Bandits says:
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    Any thoughts on dumping Adam Lind to pick up Adam LaRoche off waivers? And to fill in for Krispie Young who do you like better: Vernon Wells or Jordan Schafer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schafer… I’d hold Lind for now…

  93. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Deep league. Drop Bourjos for Stubbs, who may be heating up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, Sure

    • Steven says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo,

      I made the same move earlier this week and has paid off tremendously. 2runs,1double,1hr 4rbi,2sb,11tb and a .412avg

    • stumanji says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, I don’t get how Stubbs is available in a deep league…

  94. Viagra Falls says:
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    Drop Trumbo, who I’ve been meaning to drop for lack of consistent playing time, and last years sleeper Francoeur for Luke Scott, Reimold? Cozart and Minor are available, too, but only two slots available for dropping Trumbo/Frenchie.

    Who do you think I should have?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Viagra Falls, Drop Trumbo for Reimold…

  95. chiasports says:
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    grey do you like casilla better than rodney? i could switch out rodney for henry or casilla…both are available!

    im holding guerra and jansen of la also.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chiasports, I’d prefer Casilla…

  96. Chunk says:
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    Oh my god… is that… is that Henry pitching??

    • Trevor

      Tggq21 says:
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      @Chunk, Hmm….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chunk, He’s a wild man… But fast and sexy.

  97. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Weeks, Hill, or Espinosa at MI for ROS? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nuke LaDouche, Toss up for who’s hot in shallow leagues… Hill…

  98. royce! says:
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    One of my teams is 0-14, the other is 5-10 with 3 HR. When it rains, it also doesn’t?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, Ha! I hear that… Sometimes I wish I should’ve drafted the same team everywhere…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, How many teams do you guys have this year, 47? Is there really anyone (within the top, say, 300) that you don’t own?

        I only have 3 teams at this point, but one I did not draft (took over an abandoned RCL team, mostly to bathe in the glory that is Matt Kemp), and another I missed the first 5 rounds of the draft, so between those two teams I have a few players that I would have never drafted, like Andrus and Hellickson (whom the manager that went AWOL drafted at 100). But the fun is in the in-season management, so I’m enjoying managing a team that I did not draft. Well, except for owning Hellickson.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think we have ten… It’s not that bad with a co-manager…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, It’s obviously figuring out which team…

  99. @Grey what side of this trade? Belt or Santiago Casilla

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chicago Mike, Casilla…It’s fair, depends on needs…

      • I was offered Belt for Casilla. I have 3 other closers Axford, Street, and Frank Frank. My bench batters are Aaron Hill and Tabata. Would you take it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re taking Belt for the bench? No, I’d hold Casilla…

  100. jdbus says:
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    I was offered Adrian Gonzalez for my Albert Pujols, should I pull the trigger or wait Pujols out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold…

  101. Tony says:
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    greyski- a guy is “shopping” kemp, he’s offered me insane things like my votto/kinsler for his kemp, crap crap crap…. but its just starter offers, i understand.

    What do you think of kemp/aybar/kimbrel for my kinsler/Lilly/Lynn Whatever i do im trying to get kemp/aybar and a piece for kinsler & two sp’s, which in this league, 14 teams, H2H, im starting to think streaming might be delicious…. and i need more offense, i can slide Howie K or Espinosa into my 2B slot, then kemp into my OF…. plus upgrade YUNEL with aybar…. ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kemp/Aybar/Kimbrel, but I think anyone would… Kemp/Aybar for Kinsler and a real SP is more realistic…

  102. Wilsonian says:
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    Is that Yo-Lease making an appearance this evening?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t look bad at all… Lynn looked like he could’ve thrown a no-hitter the way he was throwing…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, I spoke too soon. But it looked promising…

  103. chata says:
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    quick .
    everybody drop casilla and pick up one of the lefties .

    • chata says:
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      @chata,

      too late .

  104. Viagra Falls says:
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    Is Minor, nasty as he can be, safe enough to pick up as an extra SP for dropping Francoeur, who’s doing next to nothing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop Frenchy yet…

  105. bean says:
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    Bochy just took Casilla out after facing one batter and giving up a questionable hit. AGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!

    He was not kidding about that committee, crap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t say I’m too upset about that since Rudy got Casilla from me…

  106. Eddy says:
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    Wow, Bochy and his fat head is frustrating me.

    Casilla comes in for save, gives up infield single to Bay.

    Bochy comes out and removes him for Lopez.

    Really?

    • fitz says:
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      @Eddy, Yuck! This sucks!

    • peter says:
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      @Eddy, hopefully it’s just because the Mets had 3 lefties coming up.

      • Eddy says:
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        @peter, Doesn’t matter. Lopez just made Bochy’s head look even fatter. Ugh. I guess this is some cushion for Casilla.

  107. chiasports says:
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    grey got a guy looking to trade big mike for pitching…he wants gio and something like cruz…i said no..right?.. countered with gio and guerra who i picked up[ i also have jansen wink wink] ,,, he has nathan as his rp who sucks right now and this guy is off to a 0-3 start[hth] after this week.
    so… think big mike is gonna be fine?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trade Giancarlo there…

  108. Slappy Pappy says:
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    Love the daily info. I’m on here 5x a day now. And it’s too bad about Paul, I really thought you struck Goldschmidt with that one. Eh.
    Two questions:
    1.) Gamel, LaRoche, Lahair, Goldy, or Scott at 1st – Pick One. Morse is ..- killing me!
    2.) Span, Reimold, or Scott for OF – Pick another.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scott and Reimold…

  109. chiasports says:
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    what was up pulling casilla?

    • Eddy says:
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      @chiasports, Bochy figured since the Mets had three straight lefties coming up, he’d use the lefty Lopez.

      Backfired.

  110. chiasports says:
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    ahh thanks… thought a closer is a closer lol

  111. nyydj2 says:
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    Kershaw, Cliff Lee, Lincecum, Haren, Lester, Zimmerman and Johnson. That would be a pretty incredible pitching staff. Combined, they have a total of ZERO Wins.

    Ivan &%#*& Nova has 3 Wins. In his last 15 decisions he has 15 Wins and ZERO losses.

    Go figure.

  112. royce! says:
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    A buddy from LA texted me something today about “Urine” being hurt. iPhone autocorrect is editorializing!

  113. Rodger-Dodger says:
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    Oh man! Guys, thanks for the play-by-play of the Giants game. I’m in a pretty competitive mixed-league where most ownable RPs are owned… including most of the guys in SF. I did a name-by-name check on all the relievers smelling something might be brewing and found one guy in the possible-committee was unowned… CLAY HENSLEY.

    Did the ole’ add-a-roonie, and 5 minutes later he’s put in and gets the tough, tough Save. I’m am SIKED! (ha ha… I know, psyched, right…)

    I can’t wait to imagine the looks on all those doofuses wiping egg off their faces tomorrow when they see I pulled yet ANOTHER closer (maybe,..maybe-maybe) out of my buttocks.

    Did I mention that I failed to draft ANY closers this year? But I made a trade here, bunch of guys get hurt… and then there were THREE! (I hope).

    Thanks again everyone… and of course, to Grey and Rudy too! My successes are a big testament to this site. I couldn’t do it without it (you guys).

    • Eddy says:
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      @Rodger-Dodger,

      I don’t know, I admire your confidence in Hensley, but I still think Casilla gets the next save opportunity.

      Like you saw above, Lopez came in most likely because there were three straight lefties up to bat.

      Totally unfair for an infield single to trash Casilla’s save opps.

      That being said, Bochy’s head has a different orbit, so the gravity his head pulls in might mess up with common sense.

  114. nyydj2 says:
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    Pujols, Stanton, JUpton, Cargo, and Dread Pirate , in well over 200 AB’s, have a total of ZERO home runs.

    The washed up old man on the Yankees, Jeter, has 4 in just 59 AB’s and throws in a .370 avg to boot.

    Go figure.

  115. LuigiBall says:
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    Is it me or closers are blowing saves right & left?

  116. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    Let me just leave Holland in. What’s the worst that could happen.

  117. Steve says:
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    Fuck you Cahill. Fuck YOU.

    • Chris says:
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      @Steve, Agreed

      • Letsgobravos says:
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        @Chris, Im at a bar watching the game and I logged in to say fuxked you Cahill. Thanks for beating me to it.

        • peter says:
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          @Letsgobravos, This is why Razzball has the best commenters.

  118. exactly says:
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    Grey, got offered Billy Butler for Duda and Worley? If i do that, I can pick up Duffy or Arietta?

    You like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good…

  119. Steve says:
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    And my opponent has Beachy. Of course he does.

  120. Letsgobravos says:
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    One of my teams had 1 fucking hit today, batting .044. The the other is batting .110. In addition to that, I left Stubbs on my bench (fuck) and my only pitcher going was Cahill. (double fuck)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch…

  121. B.o.B says:
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    Holy WHIP Batman! Sale 5 inn, 8 base runners…Ubaldo 5 inn, 11 base runners…Cahill 5.2 inn, 9 base runners, Frank Frank 1 inn, 3 base runners…Casilla infinity = 1.97! Ouuuuccccchhhhh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn…

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @B.o.B, Sale’s 10 Ks through 6 isn’t too shabby, though…

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Wilsonian, True, not to mention in line for 2 W’s out of that as well

  122. Poo Holes says:
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    Anyone starting Pomeranz tomorrow against Milwaukee?

    Also, I want to try to get Lincecum. LoMo and Beckett for Timmy sound reasonable? What about Ricky Ro instead of Beckett?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Way too low for Tim… Both offers… I wouldn’t start Pomenranz in most leagues…

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, Shields, LoMo, and Delmon for Timmy and a low OF like Rios or A-Jax? Shields is my best starter.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s fair…

  123. Bean says:
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    @Grey, have vogelsong and Westbrook scheduled tomorrow but I am leading in ERA and whip. strikeouts and a W would be nice but a blowout from one of them would suck. Either one of them worth the risk?

    Main starters are Gio, Cain, Lohse and Buehrle.

    5×5 NL only12 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not worth the risk…

      • Simply Fred

        Simply Fred says:
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        @Grey, come on…my mother pitching against PIT at PIT is low risk.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tis’ is true…

        • Simply Fred

          Simply Fred says:
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          @Simply Fred, OK, you made me peak. Westbrook gave up 4 earned and 2.00 whip at PIT last year. Enough for me to fold. Thanks!

  124. Howard says:
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    @Grey Do you think Lomo and Gamel is too much for Cruz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope…

  125. Steve says:
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    Come on Mariners. I need my boy Crain to get me a Hold…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Please let Crain pitch the 8th. Pleeeeeeeeease!

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, Fuck you Adam Dunn. Does my opponent have him? Of course he does.

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, Great. Watch Crain get clobbered.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe… Poor Steve…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, That second Dunn homer hurt so many different ways. He’s been on this guy’s bench all effing week too.

            Just going to go and scream into a pillow.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The luck this opponent of yours seems to be having… Cahill’s start looked like a bit of a ticker shock…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, No rule that says I have to mention his bad luck and the good luck that I’ve had…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha… Good point…

        • TheNewGuy says:
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          @Steve, Ha yeah bad luck there. I had just benched Big Donk in my league so not too pleased about missing that monster night either.

  126. DrEasy says:
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    Drop Buchholz for Buehrle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…

  127. B.o.B says:
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    Another big game for Reimold 3/4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI…can I drop Markakis for this man? Please say yes, please say yes, please say yes!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can…

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey, Thank you! I just want to look at my team and NOT see Markakis in the lineup

  128. tHe sHiT says:
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    I am so regretting dropping Reimold last week before he caught fire. Oh and i missed out on Neuwenburger because i waited too long to look at my team page. I was at Camp Pendleton today for an explosives demonstration show and a tour of their EOD Museum. Working for a hated govt agency does have its perks sometimes…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice… Sounds like a good time…

  129. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    What should I do about the Mark Reynolds situation? I have getting absolutely no production from 3rd base. Would you consider dropping him? Mike Aviles,Matt Carpenter and Chipper Jones are available.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop him for those guys…

  130. Wake Up says:
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    HanKRod pulling away from the pack…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope you’re right…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, I hope YOU are right…

        He kinda reminds me of Ricky Vaughn, who was known as “Wild Thing”, which was written by the guy from The Troggs, whose niece is Angelina Jolie…….it all comes back to sexy…that’s right, I’m bringing Sexy back!

  131. Wake Up says:
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    Joyce’s shoulder is safe so far….he didn’t run into any wall…but he did hit one over the wall….3 times…4 days….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He loves the first half…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, esp. May

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Wake Up, pencil him in for a June 1st sell…

          sonavabench from Reimold…what happened to that neck thing???

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup re: Joyce…

  132. Eddy says:
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    It must be nice when the lead of the buy/sell post has a great game!

    I just got out of a college baseball game I was covering. Damn thing went on for three and a half hours….after being delayed one hour and 50 minutes.

    Suffice to say, coming home to see 11 Ks from Sale and HRs from Victorino and Reimold was nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It was a good day for the Buys…

  133. CD says:
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    Bourjos or De Aza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De Aza…

  134. vince says:
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    someone is offering me reimold for rodney

    seem obvious no brainer right? take reimold?

    • vince says:
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      rodney the rays temp closer

      will leave me short on 1 closer but hes only got what 4 weeks more max as a closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it…

  135. DrEasy says:
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    Is Hanrahananan coming back soon, or should I hang on to Juan Cruz? Wondering who’s more droppable for Buehrle, Buchholz or Cruz (I like Buchholz’ next start against Minny).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop Buchholz…

      • DrEasy says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! Done!

  136. Blue says:
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    Span over Bourjos, Kirk N or Pierre (or all)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over all…

  137. Moscowitz says:
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    wow this Sale guy was throwing one nasty pitch after another at the Mariners all night…

  138. chata says:
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    @ the Giant Moa :

    thanking you , in advance , for not following my recommendation
    to your question #35 (above) .

    when i made it , i had forgotten that you had the better waiver-wire # .

    • Steve says:
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      @chata, Eh, weekend days are not much good for me in terms of roster activity. Anyway, sure as I pick him up he’ll be terrible.

  139. TheNewGuy says:
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    Not too much happening with my hitters last night apart from a few steals, oh and Reimold staying in beast mode. But 4 saves in my roto league…about time too, and just claimed Broxton and his fat ass off waivers giving me 5 closers now…#yabuddy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Yup, #savesaresavesaresaves

  140. Willy says:
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    Hello Grey/all,

    Would you trade Wandy for Samardija and Bedard? I’d give Wandy. Pitching for me is O.K. Love the Blog…Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Willy, Thanks! Sounds like a deep league (NL-Only?), if so, yeah, I’d do that…

  141. Howard says:
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    @Grey Carpenter, Seager or *cough* Figgins? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carpenter in a vacuum…

      • Howard says:
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        @Grey, The vacuum that’s attached to Puma’s leg!

  142. Howard says:
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    @Grey Do you think the Harangutan is worth a pickup with his 23Ks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do…

      • Simply Fred

        Simply Fred says:
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        @Grey, might think twice about starting against ATL on Tue. (I know small sample size, but) In 12 IP last year Harang gave up 10 ER with only 7 K.

        ATL ranks #3 in runs scored this season. Cust Kayin’

  143. Oxford Comma says:
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    Hi Grey, gotta get rid of a RP or 2. Which 2 are the worst?

    Aceves
    Rodney
    Marshall
    Jim Johnson
    H Rod
    Capps

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodney, H-Rod…

  144. Wake Up says:
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    Note to Cards OF: When the grass turns to dirt under your feet, through your cleats, slow down, it’s almost like a warning, wall is com……..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They should start putting bullseye on the wall and giving away prizes…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, a tlr kitty? Or a Berkman calf? Or maybe put a trap door in somewhere that leads to Duncan’s magicland of fairy dust…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Or McGwire’s andro…

  145. Gamel's cousin says:
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    In a weekly league next week, who would you go with Morrison or Nieuweinhaus? thanks

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Gamel’s cousin, go with the dutch kid. I mean Nieuwenhuis :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree…

  146. Cutch in Locks says:
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    @Grey, Rios dropped in my league. Own him over Reimold, Rasmus, Bourjos? There’s a glut of borderline rosterable OFers on our waiver wire… Fowler, Tabata, Presley… 10-team H2H keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Bourjos…

      • Cutch in Locks says:
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        @Grey, ok, thanks. That goes against your pre-season rankings (Bourjous 95, Rios 114). Reason for the change?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bourjos’s playing time and hip… If you wanna, I could see it… Bit of a coin flip right now…

    • Cutch in Locks says:
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      …Newhouse is available, too. I’m inclined to just hold, though. What do you think?

      • 3FingersBrown says:
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        @Cutch in Locks, I’d say hold if those are your choices. I want to see a little more from Bourjous before I let him go, but his lack of steal attempts is most disturbing…

  147. Boomer19 says:
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    So…Reimold over Morrison?

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Boomer19, no doubt!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would right now…

  148. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:
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    Morton gave up a few walks (all to LHB), but he still did pretty well against a pretty solid offense. He’s inducing groundballs at a 66% clip to LHB, and his FIP/xFIP is 2.79/3.33. Against RHB it’s 0.35/0.94. Simply put, if you can stream him against a team with mostly RHB, do it. All of this is extremely SSS of course, but if he keeps throwing first pitch strikes like he’s done in spring training and these first two starts, and continues to have a GB rate above 60%…

    I am absolutely fascinated by Morton. Dude changes his delivery and his whole pitch arsenal on the fly in the big leagues, and he’s actually making it work. Even crazier, his improving peripherals are suggesting mid 2000s Roy Halladay. Just to reiterate, he’s owned in 0.1% of ESPN leagues.

    It’s almost as if the secret is taking anyone 6’4″ or taller and just teaching them Halladay’s delivery and his pitch arsenal. Hell, maybe I should see if I can still hit 90 on the gun…

  149. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, what do you think? Will Detwiler stick around? This guy can definitely pitch and has a good offense behind him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s pretty yawnstipating…

  150. Grey's da man! says:
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    Rios or Lind for Util?

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Lind

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

  151. Wilsonian says:
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    Looks like Grey caught the all-nighter train… Emoticon.

  152. Wilsonian says:
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    JohnCarl, Bruce, Soto not in the starting lineups today.

  153. Poo Holes says:
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    This guy is still trying to get Street from me. This offer is Drabek and Henderson Alvarez for Street and Pomeranz (10 team keeper). As I’ve mentioned before, my starters are less than desirable. He also has Duffy, Latos (don’t trust him at all), and he’s dangled Gallardo. Part of me wants to pull something off so he’ll stop sending me crazy offers. Part of me wants to tell him to kick bricks. What shall I do, Sensei Grey? (or anyone for that matter)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drabek isn’t bad for him… It’s okay…

  154. 3FingersBrown says:
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    @Grey, Grey, you read my mind… I’ve been dangling Ackley for Ike in my keeper league to an owner with poop at 2B. My second offer was going to throw in Gaby.

  155. ruah says:
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    Who you like today, Grey? Westbrook, Vogelsong or Humber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogelsong, Humber…

      • ruah says:
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        @Grey, grabbed Humber in 2 leagues. Yay me

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @ruah, Nice!

  156. Carl Spackler says:
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    De Aza or Maybin rest of the way? H2H 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin

  157. Wilsonian says:
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    Cubs called up Campana. Looks like they’re close to dealing Byrd to the Sawx.

    • Poo Holes says:
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      @Wilsonian, UGH. Couldn’t call up Rizzo and move LaHair to the outfield? Interesting to see Epstein and Cherington making moves, though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey, Sagnof?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Herschel, Yup

  158. Peons says:
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    I was just offered an interesting trade in my dynasty league. His Alexei Ramirez and Ryan Vogelsong for my Shelby Miller. I have Aybar at SS and my other SP are Haren, D-Huddy, Beachy, Hellboy, Nicasio, and Bills. I am leaning towards not doing it, but it’s two somewhat proven guys for a guy who hasn’t pitched in the majors yet. Though Alexei is 30 and I’ve never been high on Vogelsong. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good…

  159. 3FingersBrown says:
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    @Grey, Pick a starter for tomorrow

    Gee vs SF
    Niemann vs Minn
    Bass vs Phil
    Blanton @ SD
    Ross vs Cle
    Delgado @ Arz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blanton

      • 3FingersBrown says:
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        @Grey, I was going to dump Humber for this start but I guess I’ll be keeping him around…

  160. Eddy says:
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    Beltre suffered a left hamstring injury. Missed 6 weeks last time with same injury.

    And I JUST traded for him in a league. Fun fun fun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Uh-oh…

  161. beardcrabs says:
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    i’m drafting napoli dumb early next season, i don’t care…

  162. Moscowitz says:
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    Johnson is reportedly very impressed with H-Rods performance and how he deals with pressure so it seems he eventually is leaning towards Hank Rod as teams closer. I think Lidge will get a save here and there but i guess this job is more or less H-Rods to lose.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, until Lidge gets a save… Guess we’ll see…

  163. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Trying to get Brett Lawrie from a last place owner who is struggling at 2b,OF and SP.
    I have
    Ramos,Pujols,Kinsler,Rollins,Reynolds,McCutchen,Bruce,Werth,Lind,
    Stubbs as hitters and Lester,Bumgarner,Gio,Marcum,Cahill and Lewis as SP. What do you think would be enough to pry Lawrie from him? Is say Werth Marcum too much?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it…

  164. tHe sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Ever been to the Eastside Market Deli? Its also a couple blocks from Dodger Stadium.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think I have…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good?

      • tHe sHiT says:
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        @Grey, I hate feeling like im exaggerating about the Pizza Buona and this pastrami from that deli, but dude, honestly it is the best ive ever had. A must try for sure.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Another place I’m gonna have to try then!

          • tHe sHiT says:
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            @Grey, Yes, add it to the list and let me know how you like the food.

  165. Moscowitz says:
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    Grab H-Rod ASAP! Lidge is messing up the 9th again

    • Tony says:
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      @Moscowitz, he’s owned everywhere, i dont know what league you’re finding him on the wire.

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Tony, well i dont know in what league you are playing but in Y! he is only owned by 48% of players (just one example. He is available in CBS and ESPN aswell). What exactly are you trying to tell me pal?

  166. jeffjam says:
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    Belt pinch-hit RBI double raising his AVG to .231 in 20AB while Huff is hitting .182 in 33AB. Could be the breaking point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so…

  167. LuigiBall says:
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    Stephen Strasburg is pitching lights out,but he doesn’t go deep in the game….that sucks for me!!!

  168. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:
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    Zimmerman’s shoulder is apparently hurt. I have E5 to man third in his absence if it requires a DL visit, but I’ll be looking to unload Zim as soon as he hits a couple HR in a short span.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is he heading to the DL or is he nursing a sore shoulder?

      • Feeding the Abscess

        Feeding the Abscess says:
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        @Grey, Surprise scratch from today’s game with shoulder inflammation. I’m speculating on the DL visit, but I’m vary weary of shoulder injuries.

        • Feeding the Abscess

          Feeding the Abscess says:
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          @Feeding the Abscess, Brand new update, they’re keeping him out tomorrow and he’s not planned for an MRI. I’m going to assume “not planned for an MRI” means “he’s having a surprise MRI”.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, hope not…

  169. royce! says:
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    Nice… my ERA and WHIP were already shot in my h2h league, but I really needed a hold, which Frank Francisco provided me by giving up 3 ER in .1 IP. Holds are hilarious!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aren’t they?

  170. Joel says:
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    So…what is Adam Wainwright’s trade value at this time?

    • anarchy burger says:
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      @Joel, i just got votto and wainwright for kershaw and c pena. he was pretty much a throw in in my deal. (15 team mixed league auction league) my pitching is decent so i figured he was worth a shot. hope this helps….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you need… Maybe a two OF?

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey, I was thinking of taking a chance on him. I have an abundance of bats/OF. Just traded Stras 1:1 for McCutchen and hope to luck out on pitching (Hamels being my ace). Currently with Kendrick, Swisher, Stubbs, Maybin, Pence, McCutchen (5 OF limit).

  171. slew says:
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    Greg Holland on 15-day DL with a stress reaction in his scapula. Royals hoping it isn’t a stress fracture

  172. anarchy burger says:
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    i know its early but boesch is doing nothing. i don’t really need pitching but a guy with a bunch of sps is offering me minor for him. i said no and am trying to get more. should i deal boesch if i could get some good value for him???

    • anarchy burger says:
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      @anarchy burger, ps i’d be taking out boesch and putting in ibanez. (15 team mixed auction keeper league)

    • Feeding the Abscess

      Feeding the Abscess says:
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      @anarchy burger, I’d take Minor for him. Dude throws a ton of strikes and gets a good amount of swinging strikes, which is a great combination. If he also has Niese, see if he’d throw him in too.

      • Feeding the Abscess

        Feeding the Abscess says:
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        @Feeding the Abscess, With Minor and Niese, you could then deal a bigger name SP for a bat or something.

      • anarchy burger says:
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        @Feeding the Abscess, i have niese lol. he has scherzer, sale, aroldis, henry rodriguez, axford who i like as possible upgrades for lynn, millone, chacin, wainright, chris perez. he’s pretty desperate to move some of his excess pitching and nobody in our league will trade. who do u think i should have him throw in for one of my stiffs???

        • Feeding the Abscess

          Feeding the Abscess says:
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          @anarchy burger, Perhaps revisit the Boesch/Minor deal, see if he’s willing to still do it?

          • anarchy burger says:
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            @Feeding the Abscess, i think i’ll do that. thanks for the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Minor…

  173. Steve says:
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    WTF? Hudson and Dempster to the DL apparently.

  174. d2bnz says:
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    I’m keeping tabs on Jerome Williams SP for the Angels , do you have an opinion of him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The 30 year old whatever starter? Eh…

      • d2bnz says:
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        @Grey, are you suggesting a latino “age” ? …..gotta say I like the smooooth action he appears to be slippery quick

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I’m suggesting he’s old in regular years to have made no name for himself yet…

  175. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Brad Lidge – 1 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners (3 walks), 1 blown save, 1 vote of confidence from Davey Johnson.

    Wait… what?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, just wish he wasn’t in my lineup when he was doing it…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Likewise. I’m carrying both HanK and Bad Lidge to get every save that comes up, but I’m beginning to think it’s not worth the ratio hit (and roster spot) to get Lidge’s saves.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, exactly…

  176. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: aj Burnett back in the nl? Anything to see or keep moving?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d keep moving in most mixed leagues…

  177. Wilsonian says:
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    JUp back in the lineup tonight. Hope this is a good sign.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  178. Howard says:
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    Is Humber for real or is it just the Mariners?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Howard, the Mariners. Doubt he goes perfect again next time out.

      • chata says:
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        @Wilsonian,

        fairly safe assumption .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Howard, Mariners don’t hurt…

  179. Steve says:
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    Holy fucking perfect game. And who started him?

    This guy!

    Great recommendation, Grey. This perfect game is as much yours as it is mine and, er, his.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Glad it worked out…

    • royce! says:
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      @Steve, I sat idly by. Don’t I get some credit?

      • Steve says:
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        @royce!, Of course. As long as I can blame you for Aceves. Breathing in and out into a paper bag right now.

      • Steve says:
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        @royce!, I’m beginning to regret telling you that the RCL draft had started.

        • royce! says:
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          @Steve, Fair enough. I deserved that. Sorry about Aceves. I hope that he is taking it well, perhaps by pondering the meaning of infinity.

          • Steve says:
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            @royce!, Heh, you’re ok. Was referring to your 0.00 ERA day in he RCL and ascent to the top of the standings. Not bad for an auto drafted team…

            • royce! says:
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              @Steve, Ha! That’s actually what I thought, which is why I figured I deserved it. But to be fair, I only autodrafted the first 5 rounds, and none of the first 5 I picked are doing exceptionally well, though owning Kershaw was fun yesterday.

              Interestingly (to those reading this comments section, and to all others, whatever is the polar opposite of interestingly), I took over another RCL team that had been abandoned and was autodrafted from the ESPN default rankings. Winning with this team will be a pure challenge! Except that the manager autodrafted Kemp, which is making staying afloat much, much easier.

  180. xopchipili says:
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    welp, guess I picked the right guy to spot start today

    kind of regretting that I already dropped him for another spot starter tomorrow!

    oh well, it’s the Mariners.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @xopchipili, Yup

  181. paulzone says:
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    moved Hudson to the DL…who would pick up to replace him out of these dudes (w, l, k, gidp, era, whip all sp cats)

    current staff: latos, morrow, sale, wainright, anibal, hudson (DL)

    available sp’s: worley, drabek, arrieta, detwiler, colon, minor, duffy, humber

    if you could rank your top 3, that would be great. thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paulzone, Minor, Drabek, Humber…

  182. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    These closers are just brutal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MJD Took A Knee, Seriously…

  183. Steve says:
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    You’d think it would be tough to ruin things after a perfect game, but Aceves is managing it here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Hehe

  184. nyydj2 says:
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    Best part of that inning was the Fox cam panning in on Slosh(another)Buckett in the dugout with that vacant “I could’ve had a Bud Lite” look on his face.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chicken and beer!

  185. Steve says:
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    I started Humber and my ERA is 5.00 so far today…

    • B.o.B says:
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      @Steve, not to pour salt on a wound, but that made me laugh pretty hard…who you have? I fell victim to Frank Frank, the man’s been a train wreck all week

  186. Steve says:
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    Aceves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouchves

  187. B.o.B says:
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    Cliff Lee to DL…so far Madson, Fellatio, Gardner and now Lee for this guy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s surprising about Lee…

  188. Wilsonian says:
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    Rasmus looking good again. Pedro with 2 hits and 2 RBI. Think either of these guys figures it out?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian, And by looking good, I mean he’s got 2 HRs tonight…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trust Pedro… I do like Rasmus still…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Would you take Rasmus over Reimold? I don’t have either, but thinking of adding one. Reimold seems to have little nagging injuries that are causing him to miss some time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Reimold… But pretty close…

  189. aj says:
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    5×5 roto 13 teams…which 2 would you start Ryan Sweeney, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Peter Bourjos, Luke Scott,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scott, Nieuwenhuis..,

  190. Long Bawls says:
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    Lawrie+Myers for Braun = no-Brauner, right?

    • nyydj2 says:
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      @Long Bawls, I think someone finally turned Braun on to Red Bulls and 5 Hour Energy shots tonight, so you better click Accept fast.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @Long Bawls,

      That might be one of the more lopsided trades I’ve seen in a while. Whoever made you that offer is a fucking moron.

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @letsgobravos, Yeah, well, I’m hoping he formalizes it before the glue wears off. I’d like to have Braun on my team; Hammer time!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No for Braun…

  191. Slappy Pappy says:
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    Scherzer or Latos as a buy low? Concerned about either ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not overly concerned… Might slight… I’d take Latos…

  192. letsgobravos says:
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    Put Stubbs in my lineup today and of course he goes 0-5 after being great the last two days. If I start him tomorrow, he’ll find a way to go 0-6.

    In other news, between frank frank and aceves, my ERA on one team is 216.00 today. Score!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s the wonder of fantasy baseball…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey,

        Days/weeks like this are frustrating. My team that donkey stomped its opponent each of the first two weeks 12-2 is down 10-3 right now. Offense shut down with no Krispie, Gardner or puma. Fucking pujols needs to stop sucking ASAP.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @letsgobravos, I hear ya. One of my teams hit 11 homeruns the first week. Which was 3-4 days. Since then, they have 11. Every guy I pick up who’s been hot, goes 0-fer in their first few games with me. This game is damn frustrating.

  193. chata says:
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    should have trusted my own assessment .

    3rd baseman zimmerman always has been and always will be
    a disappointing piece of glass .

    • chata says:
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      well , at least it was a throw-away (non-keeper) league .

      could have been worse .

  194. letsgobravos says:
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    Bruce was dropped in one of my leagues today. Who would you dump to grab him? I have last WW priority so I doubt it will be successful, but its worth a shot I guess. Options would be Stubbs, Rios, or Utley who is currently on my DL, but I could move puma there. (only have 1 DL slot in this league. I’m thinking Rios, agree?

    • Poo Holes says:
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      @letsgobravos, “Yup…” And that’s me impersonating Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Utley

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey,

        I have Espinosa as my starter at 2b so I’m crossing my fingers that Utley will be productive at some point. Also, if this is successful, Rios would be on the bench the majority of the time bc my OF would be Stanton, Pence, and Bruce with Stubbs on the bench or utility. I seriously doubt this is successful anyway since surely 1 of the 11 other guys in the league (I have last priority) is smart enough to know that Bruce is a must grab on the WW.

  195. Slappy says:
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    I’m going all in on Tazawa as the new RSox closer. Junichi-san!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slappy, Ha

  196. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Ah the beauty of ADDs. Thanks for two slices of Colby Jack, my restless league mate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Yup

  197. Steve says:
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    C’mon A’s! Get your pitcher a win he patently doesn’t deserve.

    But will be taken by his owners.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Ha!

  198. letsgobravos says:
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    FUCK! Pujols just missed a GD home run by about 3 feet. Just foul down the left field line. WTF is it going to take for this guy to hit a dinger this year?

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @letsgobravos, Probably something crazy… like 15 games. Season’s just begun!

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Awesomus Maximus,

        Ha…yeah I know. Just venting. He’s barely missed 4 or 5 now in the last few days, so surely they will starting flying out soon.

        • Awesomus Maximus

          Awesomus Maximus says:
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          @letsgobravos, I hear ya’. I’m annoyed because Prince and Braun have only given me two each. They’ll all wake up soon.

  199. chata says:
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    the phillies had the best starting rotation in major league history , last year .

    wot happened ?

  200. elwood blues says:
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    How would you rate ‘em NL Only 4×4 .. Detwiler, Arroyo, Estrada, J.Weiland, Bass, Stammen (vulture wins for Stammen? without hurting WHIP and ERA??)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @elwood blues, Detwiler, Weiland…

      • elwood blues says:
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        @Grey, trading Chacin for Casilla, will leave me with 5 starters.. Gio,Latos, ASanchez, Niese, and Leake .. plus this pickup. Now, I can bid extra money on Weiland and drop Leake (but would have to keep Weiland all yr) Leake hasn’t looked good, but I am not sure I want to use my Free Agent money just yet.

        • elwood blues says:
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          @elwood blues, so the question is, do I put money on weiland and trust him for a full year as a #5 or #6 starter over Leake??

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I wouldn’t trust him for the whole year…

            • elwood blues says:
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              @Grey, i’d like to see what Peralta can do.. can’t pick him up ’til next week. I wonder if the Brew Crew will let him start or if Estrada will keep him in the pen?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Estrada would be my guess…

  201. letsgobravos says:
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    Just watched the HBO sports show about the Marlins. I already didn’t like Guillen, but now I hate the Marlins 10x more than I previously did. The team president is probably the smarmiest little douche in all of baseball. He’s Loria’s step son and I hope Guillen flies into a rage punches him in the throat when they eventually fire him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, He said something in the offseason like the Marlins fans were stupid for paying for the stadium. Can’t wait to watch it!

      • 3FingersBrown says:
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        @Grey, I’ll have to catch that. The Loria ilk are complete scum.

        • chata says:
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          @3FingersBrown,

          ozzie catching a lot of shizz , but ,
          loria is the real scum-bag , down in miami .

          a) gets the taxpayers to buy him a new stadium
          b) puts up a million dollar art-strocity , just to throw it in everyone’s
          face , including the latino community , and ,
          3) how on God’s green earth does he NOT go out of his way and
          secure the services of the most identifiable cuban in mlb (cespedes) ??

          • 3FingersBrown says:
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            @chata, a) is enough for me. I travel to south FLA now and again and no one I’ve spoken with supported the funding of that stadium.

            Then again NYers never had a choice whether or not to support funding of Yankee Stadium and Citifield. As crappy as Shea was, I’d have preferred to see that 300+ million spent on something actually useful like, I don’t know… schools.

            • chata says:
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              @3FingersBrown,

              i was always of the impression that , at old shea , they put up
              the shittiest speaker/sound system that they could find , 1st ,
              and then tried to build a stadium around it .

              but , i would have loved to have been a local fan , back in the 60′s , when many of my hero’s played there .
              mays , spahn … and even snider , whether he “dogged it” or not .

              and , help my memory out , here ,
              is it new shea or old shea that had the burning dump
              out behind center-field ?

              • 3FingersBrown says:
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                @chata, There’s always been junk yards and auto repair shops out beyond center – sometimes things do burn out there…

        • Howard says:
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          @3FingersBrown, You’re preaching to the choir…Montreal Expos R.I.P.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @3FingersBrown, They seem like it…

  202. Blue says:
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    2 DL spots, now have Gardener, Bailey and D Hudson all on DL. Drop Bailey? Or just keep all 3 since hopefully Gardener and Hudson won’t be out too long?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blue, Drop Bailey…

  203. Blue says:
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    Rasmus finally hits! Of course I dropped him for JD a couple days ago..pick him up now over JD or Kirk Nieuwenhuis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blue, I’d go with him over JD…

      • Blue says:
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        @Grey, So Kirk over JD?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Blue, For right now, in most leagues…

  204. Howie says:
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    Daniel Hudson on the DL…4×4 roto NL league- should I replace him for the remainder of the season with any of the following SPs?: Billingsley, Chapman, Lilly, Lynn, Minor, Wandy? If yes to any, how would you rank them?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Howie, Why the remainder of the season? Minor, Lynn, Wandy…

      • Howie says:
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        @Grey, Just the way my league works…very low maintenance after the auction– only transactions allowed are DL-related and trades (I think this is in response to the daily insanity of our fantasy FB league- waiver wire, etc.). The option for a guy on the DL is to wait it out until he returns (I also have Cliff Lee) . It does make for some interesting strategies later in the season relative to replacing guys and, in turn, making them potentially available to others depending on their respective DL situations.

        Anyway, although I bought Hudson in the auction, I’m not getting the vibe that he will deliver as solidly as I had hoped and Minor has looked solid. I’ll replace him with Minor and I will still reserve his (Hudson) rights for keeper purposes going into next year’s draft.

        Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Howie, Way too early to say Hudson’s not going to be good this year, but those are my three…

  205. Black Beard says:
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    Santos to the DL. Cordero will close while he’s out.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Black Beard, I snagged Cordero on the off-chance that Santos is out for awhile. Doesn’t sound great…saying he felt some tightness in his shoulder after not really pitching much. Sounds like it’ll be longer than 15 days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Black Beard, Dah, I missed this by about fifteen minutes before I went to sleep…

  206. Blue says:
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    Which 2 are ownable in a 12 team 5×5 rotisserie league: Norris, Danks, Chacin, Westbook, Samardzija, Harang, Detwiler, Humber, Drabek, Gee, Arroyo, Bedard, Richard.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blue, Humber, Norris…

  207. jay says:
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    hey grey, I was offered dan uggla for chapman and lily in a 12 team mix league with holds and k’s as an offensive category. My hitting very good but my pitching is a little risky, should i accept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jay, I’d take Uggla…

  208. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Mat Latos just dropped in my 12 team league. I’m assuming he will be claimed but if not who do i drop for him? Marcum,Cahill or C.Lewis? or Hold?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, Cahill

  209. TheNewGuy says:
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    Am looking good in H2H this week, currently up 8-2, but have Bard going tonight against the bombers…ugh.

    Grey, would you start Bard tonight? Don’t have too much of a need to pitch him apart from assuring I win the K’s cat, though against the Yanks, a good chance Bard could crap the bed and blow up my ERA and WHIP?

    • Steven says:
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      @TheNewGuy,

      I’m not sure where you are located but here in New England we are expecting a boat load of rain for the next 36 hours (Raining as I type). Early predictions are that the game will be postponed. Not that this answers your start/sit question but just figured i’d pass on the news.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Steven, Thanks for the news man. Im all the way across the pond in England so think id rather the game be called tonight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Sit him…

  210. Steve says:
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    Is The Peav and a closer enough for Latos?

    Or at this point would you rather have The Peav?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, They’re close right now, but I’d take Latos…

  211. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Well I made up my mind and agree with you on not dropping Mark Reynolds because once he gets going his power with be very valuable. With that said, I do feel I needed to make a move now since I am getting ZERO production from 3b. I was playing 4 closers and chose to drop Brett Myers and picked up Mike Aviles(2b,ss,3b) to fill in 3b until he finds his stroke and also gives me the option to still play Reynolds and plug in Aviles on off days for my starters. Hoping this pays off because right now all these Ofers aren’t helping me at all.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, No problem…

  212. TheNewGuy says:
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    Just watched the highlights of Humbers perfecto…great job by him and all that, but that final pitch to Ryan was 2 foot outside, clearly lost control of it, yet Ryan still swung at it!

    That Mariner lineup isnt even good enough to be called a AAA lineup…man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Yeah, agreed…

  213. TheNewGuy says:
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    Best available burner whilst I bench the awfully yawnstipating Ackley for a bit:

    Getz, (not-so)mighty Maicer, Casilla, Burress…umm none?

    Killing at 2B right now, wish I could trade Ackley for anything…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, None

  214. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you drop Youk for Reimold, Freeman, or Rasmus? He’s pretty much a bench bat. Didn’t know if he’s worth it to hang on to or not in this shallow league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, In what 8 team? Sure, Reimold…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Yep. How’d you guess?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsionian, Hehe

  215. TheQuestforMerlin says:
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    @Grey, What do you think of this trade:

    Get: Cespedes, Derek Holland.
    Give: Kendrick, Nathan.

    Would you be happy giving up Kendrick in this instance. I’ve been weak in HR’s this year so far.

    Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheQuestforMerlin, I’d want Kendrick… Could work out for you…

  216. Grey's da man! says:
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    Pick one please: Volquez, Ogando, Sanchez, Arroyo and Zito

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Volquez at home, Sanchez…

  217. nick m. says:
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    Blanton or Delgado today in points league – guessing Delgado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blanton’s safer… It’s a toss up…

  218. paulzone says:
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    Closer Look – marshall or street for rest of season? i can only choose one and can’t decide…Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marshall…

  219. TheNewGuy says:
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    Snag J Parker (getting called-up) for Arrieta/H Alvarez/ D Bard?

    Easier league and all that, dunno how I’ve ended up with 3 AL easters pretty scary.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarez

  220. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Buddy of mine was wondering Bal SS or Cin SS for the rest of the season?

    Thanks

    • Steven says:
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      Grey-

      R,Avg,Doubles,Triples,Hrs,Rbi,Sb,Tb are the categories

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CIN

  221. Herschel says:
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    @grey: reports sox and cards reaching out to Oswalt again. Sox seem like a likely fit. Any value if they sign him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, solid number fantasy starter…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry meant solid number four…

  222. aj says:
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    5×5 roto 13 teams
    should i drop Danny Espinosa for Jose Altuve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t, but it’s fine…

  223. Cheese

    Cheese says:
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    Wells and zimmermann for Bourn and marcum. Does this come down to team needs or is there a clear cut winner? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marcum side, it’s not all that close…

  224. Grey's da man! says:
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    start of sit J sanchez tuesday at cleveland (12 team 5×5 rotisserie – 1600 inning cap)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s never safe… I’d roll him out there…

  225. jazzballs says:
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    Do you like Milone or Parker better both short- and long-term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone

  226. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Better pick f

  227. chata says:
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    billingsley

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @chata, I knew things would get made right…just didn’t see the ‘Stros as the ones to bring him back to earth.

  228. TheNewGuy says:
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    Stop it this is getting silly now!

    Just checked in on the games, Hamilton 3/3 with a homer and a steal…you are a STUD!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Until he goes down with a hammy for a month and you wanna kill him…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey, hehe maybe…though the way he’s playing right now, I can’t fail to love him even if he does go down for a bit. I mean the dude cost me $22 bucks this year #imlovingit

        Wasn’t he a first-rounder a year or two ago?

        • Omar Comin', Yo! says:
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          @TheNewGuy, You mean like when he won the AL MVP in 2010?

          #HowSoonTheyForget

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s solid when he’s healthy… If he stays healthy, you got a great deal for $22.

  229. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    I’m a strong proponent of set-it-and-forget-it… hell, I did it from 2009-2001 with Matt Wieters. However, you have to like the playing time Mesoraco’s been getting, especially in a keeper league that also has OPS and Ks. Currently rocking Iannetta, but entertaining the idea of breaking the code.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve been considering myself with Soto…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Soto is another option in my league, but at least having Mesoraco will add something interesting to the C position.

  230. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Which side of Beachy and Uggla for Carl Crawford and Guerrra would you like to be on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beachy

  231. TheNewGuy says:
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    Friggin hell what are you doing Buck?

    Why doesnt Wieters ever DH! Geez…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Soon as he enters the game…base knock.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @TheNewGuy, Guess I’ll have to get over the fact he’s not gonna DH on rest days…still can’t understand it for the life of me though. Him and Reimold are their best hitters right now.

        • Feeding the Abscess

          Feeding the Abscess says:
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          @TheNewGuy, I wonder if Baltimore would consider playing him at C four games a week, at 1B for one, and DH or another or something. I imagine he could play close to 150 games doing that.

          • TheNewGuy says:
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            @Feeding the Abscess, Yeah, I don’t know if he’s ever played 1B before, but if not why not just have him as DH when he’s not catching? Pretty simple, it’s not like they ever have anyone good DHing anyway.

  232. Boomer19 says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Who do you like better for this week?
    Masterson at home vs Dan Haren
    Burnett in Atlanta vs Hanson
    Humber at home vs Doubront
    Milone at home vs Floyd
    Nicasio in Pittsburgh vs MacDonald

    I need to start two of them. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone, Nicasio…

  233. Omar Comin', Yo! says:
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    Bard moving to bullpen, apparently… is he worth a high waiver claim on the presumption that he takes the closer spot that shoulda been his to begin with?

    • Omar Comin', Yo! says:
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      @Omar Comin’, Yo!, meh, lookin’ like it’s very likely temporary, as his start simply got rained out. of course, anything could happen (like they could sign roy oswalt)… I’m so confused!!!

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Omar Comin’, Yo!, Im reckonin they tab him and keep him as closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Omar Comin’, Yo!, I’d grab him…

  234. royce! says:
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    Drop Boesch for Nieuwenhuis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, I wouldn’t, but could see it in shallower leagues…

  235. Cahhhhh-stanza says:
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    Good Sunday afternoon to ‘ya Grey.
    Hope you have been enjoying the weekend.

    Top three please: Scherzer, Peavey, Worley, Cahill, Duffy. That’s how I have them ranked as well.

    “Ah well, if it isn’t Shakey the Mohel.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cahhhhh-stanza, Thanks, you too! Looks right…

  236. Wilsonian says:
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    What’s up with Reimold sitting all the damn time? Dude needs to sack it up and play…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, I hear that…

  237. royce! says:
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    Mark Grant and Dick Enberg today:

    Grant: I was going green in the early seventies, yo!

    Enberg: Don’t call me “yo.” I take offense at “yo.”

    Brilliant baseball analysis, Petco-style.

    • royce! says:
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      @royce!, Also, Enberg on Orr and Nix: “Interesting bit of trivia for you- you don’t often see two batters in a row with only three letters in their surnames.”

      Trivia? Nope. Interesting? Also nope.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @royce!, HA! I gotta think the Padres broadcast booth is a highly sought after job. Great weather for home games and you can talk about anything since the fans are less than enthusiastic.

  238. Steve says:
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    Reed on in the 7th for the White Sox. I need to see Crain and get a couple of Ks real bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, How close is the matchup?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I’ve edged ahead 6-5. He’s up by 2 Ks and I’m ahead in ERA 3.74-3.77 and in WHIP 1.26-1.30.

        But he has Balfour and looks like a save opp coming up in Oakland.

        I also have Jim J who might make an appearance at some stage.

        If it wasn’t for goddamned Aceves, the ratios wouldn’t even be a contest. Missed Gee’s start today too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Wow! That’s surprising… Nice…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, If Rios could get aboard here and he and Koneko both score, it would be HUGE.

            • Steve says:
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              @Steve, Noooo! Not a pinch-runner!

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Gulp. Looks like we might get to seem Jimbo…

            Bottom of the Angels order coming up though.

            Rios woke up this week. Hitting .476 as of right now with 5 RBI and a steal, and is a donk shy of the cycle today…

            • Steve says:
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              @Steve, Shit, Balfour in too. This is pretty much the week, right here.

              • Steve says:
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                @Steve, I love Howie, I own you, but for Christ’s sake, make an out here.

                • TheNewGuy says:
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                  @Steve, So how did it go, did you win then? You’ve got me gripped with this story ha.

                  My H2H went swimmingly this week, after a disastrous 1st week. Won it 8-0-2, 1 run and steal away from taking the sweep (would matter as its H2H total cats). Did help that my opponent punted saves though.

                  • Steve says:
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                    @TheNewGuy, Yeah – squeaked out a 6-5 win – first of the season. Real close at the end.

                    Sick of the sight of Josh Hamilton though (even if I do own him elsewhere) – guy almost beat me on his own.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  @Steve, And?

                  • Steve says:
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                    @Grey, Won 6-5. Which is barely a win. But I’m takin’ it.

                    • TheNewGuy says:
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                      @Steve, Yeah I bet he nearly beat you on his own. I played Matt Kemp the first week and he utterly destroyed me in my 16 team league.

                      Loving Hamilton in my roto league though this year, when he’s on he really is the natural. Had to laugh watching yesterday when Porcello missed his spot even further inside and off the plate than intended, and Hamilton hit it half way up the bleachers. Could tell Porcello was just thinking “what the hell am I supposed to do?”.

                    • Steve says:
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                      @TheNewGuy, Oh – I faced Kemp last week…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Whew… Nice! Was definitely touch and go there for a while…

  239. chata says:
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    @ plucky kiwi / giant moa :

    well , a disastrous 2nd inning , occurring with 2 outs , proved
    that i wasted my waiver move on delgado .

    guess he not quite “there” , yet .

    • Steve says:
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      @chata, Not quite. D-backs make me nervous for some reason, too which is one of the reasons I didn’t go with him.

    • chata says:
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      @chata,

      edit*
      he = he’s

  240. Chris says:
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    kid in my league is looking for relief pitching. i have lynn and putz in my relief spots and walden on my bench… what if i ship him my walden for his niese?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris, Eh

  241. Wilsonian says:
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    Balfour’s clean inning just won me WHIP…

    1.24719101 to 1.25274725. F-ing nuts!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, WOW!

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Never seen it that close. Gave me a 9-5 win. I needed it after an 11-3 beat down last week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s insane… Were the innings that close?

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey, Yeah. Pretty much neck and neck. Our ERA was only 0.12 different too.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s crazy…

  242. Steve says:
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    OK – after a week of streaming and adding and dropping, my H2H rotation looks like this:

    Jeff Niemann
    Dillon Gee
    Brandon McCarthy
    Philip Humber
    Trevor Cahill
    Jordan Zimmermann
    Madison Bumgarner
    Jake Peavy
    Daniel Hudson – DL

    Jose Valverde
    Jesse Crain
    Jim Johnson
    Jonathan Broxton
    Rafael Betancourt
    Alfredo Aceves

    Bearing in mind I will need a spot or two to stream starters, who do you see as expendable here? Gee would be one, obviously…

    Also, what do you think of trying to add Latos to this motley bunch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee and Niemann would be the first two gone… Depends what you’re getting Latos for… Could see it though…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Was thinking of a starter/closer combo (I suggested The Peav+ a closer to you yesterday).

        Can you see another that might do the trick? You reckon I’m OK with three closers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You should try that, you’ll be fine with 3 closers…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Cool, thanks.

            As I used up all my moves for the week, and can’t make another til tomorrow, Gee will still be on my roster for his start tomorrow – run him out there?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, go for it…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, Nice one – thanks.

                Last one – promise. You’ve probably gotta start Rasmus over Youk right now if you have the chance, don’t you?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  @Steve, Yeah, Rasmus…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, I lied when I said it was the last one. So:

                1. You’ve probably gotta start Rasmus over Youk right now if you have the chance, don’t you?

                2. Nicasio looks like a good start @ PIT on Tuesday, no?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  @Steve, Nicasio looks good there…

                  • Steve says:
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                    @Grey, Thank-you and good night.

                    Or as Dan Rather used to say ‘Courage’.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Thank you, you too. Courage.

  243. Turk Wendell says:
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    So I was gonna drop Tabata (benched all week) in one league to pick up Great Scott tomorrow, but another dude in my league offered me Altuve for Tabata. I’m stupid not to take this, right? 12 Team H2H 6×6 (OPS&QS)

    Altuve will back up Kendrick but might be used over Espinosa (MI) if my AVG is as sickly as it has been this week.

    Then Drop Schafer or David Murph for Scott?

    Be Tee Dubs Grey, I LOVED the e-book. Had to stop reading it on the bus. People kept looking over at me laughing and they started whispering to each other. When you can’t identify the crazy on the bus, it’s you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Thanks! I’d take Altuve and lose Murphy…

      • Turk Wendell says:
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        @Grey, Awesome. Thanks

  244. Carl Spackler says:
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    Would you drop Capuano or Samardzija for Jarrod Parker? 5×5 h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Samardzija

  245. letsgobravos says:
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    I have NatGio on both teams and missing his start today killed me. Lost by 2 on Ks in one league and tied 50-50 in the other.

    The bright side is Gio will now get two starts this coming week with the first being @SDG and the second at @LAD. If Matt Kemp would chill the fuck out for the second start, this should be a huge week for all NatGio subscribers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love that!

  246. Joel says:
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    Grey: I’m about to give Bourjos the boot for Alex Rios, who’s on the wire. Gotta do that, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  247. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:
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    Oh my lerd, dude in an OBP league dropped Reynolds. I picked up Bay as a Berkman replacement, but come next Sunday, I’m thinking I’ll shuttle Bay for Mini-Donkey. Or I’ll dump Fowler, if he starts sitting more frequently.

    Of course, Venable was also dropped, so I might finally get the chance to effectively employ my Venable/Fowler road/home 5th OF platoon.

  248. Rags says:
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    NL only and I’m in second place. Votto’s owner just put him on the block, says he’s not giving up the season but he’s looking for depth. My outfield is stacked (CarGo, Braun, Heyward, Pence) but I’m a little light on infield. Is Daniel Murphy plus Pence too much to offer for Votto? Not enough (I could throw in a pitcher like Delgado, Clayton or Stauffer)? Wire OFs I could get would be Compana, Diaz, Nady. Part of me thinks I should leave well enough alone, and Murphy at 8 could be a keeper. But I also don’t want anyone else who’s close to me in the standings taking Votto.

    • Rags says:
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      @Rags, fwiw, I also have Rizzo and Arenado at the corners waiting to be called up. It’s 11-team if that makes a difference. Thanks!

      • royce! says:
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        @Rags, Daniel Murphy plus Pence is not too much to offer for Votto. Fire away, but I would expect that you would be shot down.

  249. Boomer19 says:
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    I was just offered Daniel Hudson for my Hector Santiago. I am trying to find info on Hudson. His injury is suspicious but not yet season ending. Is it worth a shot? Thanks!

    • Feeding the Abscess

      Feeding the Abscess says:
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      @Boomer19, For a closer in a carousel shituation? I’d go for it, unless you only have one other closer.

      • Feeding the Abscess

        Feeding the Abscess says:
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        @Feeding the Abscess, For more info, Hudson’s MRI showed no structural damage, and he was throwing 94 consistently during his start.

        • Boomer19 says:
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          @Feeding the Abscess, Thanks. Appreciate the info!

  250. Blue says:
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    Drop Lynn or J sanchez for parker?

  251. Blue says:
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    Also, time to leave the Soto train? I saw even you were considering it above..ianetta, lucroy, kotteras, arencibia and ramos are all available

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