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Yesterday, Matt Cain had his shortest outing of his career with 2/3 IP and 3 ER.  At least Bochy had the sense in his giant watermelon-sized head to remove Cain quick enough that yesterday’s damage was that of a bad Heath Bell outing.  Wait a second, did I just compare Cain to Heath Bell?  I just rang my own bell and answered with, “Holy crap no one wants to be compared to Heath Bell.”  Where did it all go wrong for Cain and can Cain (almost stutterer!) get it back to good, assuming you’re not just signing a Matchbox Twenty song?  Looking at his K-rate from last year to this year, he’s actually been better this year.  His velocity is fine.  His xFIP is nearly the same as last year when he had a 2.79 ERA.  The only big change is his luck and his walk rate.  He’s missing his spots.  This can come one of two ways.  He can miss his spots off the plate and walk guys or he can miss his spots in the zone and give up hits and homers.  He usually works up in the zone.  Done it his whole career.  If you miss up…up, it’s a ball.  If you miss up…down, you’re Sandy Duncan with one glass eye while watching with your other eye as the ball is leaving the park.  The Giants are saying he might not be healthy, but I don’t think Cain is hurt.  Still could land on the Disgraceful List.  More likely, he needs to tweak something in his mechanics.  Until that happens, I’d stay away from him.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Chad Gaudin – In Vegas, he was charged with gross lewdness when he touched a woman’s breast in a hospital while she was lying on a gurney.  Gaudin denied remembering that night and said, “I don’t know what Gaudin to me!”  Hey, Amurica, whatever happened to what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?  I did some wild shizz in my youth.  Some of it is recounted in Who Is Grey Albright?  But I never did some shizz like this.  Feeling up a girl while she’s lying on an ER gurney?  Gaudin must’ve totally misunderstood when his friends told him he was a smooth operator.

Kensuke Tanaka – 1-for-4.  Was called up to play outfield and maybe some infield.  It’s rare I find a guy that I or no one else on the Razz has ever mentioned.  I blame Sky, our fantasy football writer.  He’s also the reason why there’s only been one Simpsons movie, Tom Arnold has five different girls’ names tattooed on his buttocks and the whole New Coke fail.  C’mon, Sky, get it together!  Tanaka looks like a light-to-no power, solid average, great speed guy.  This year in Triple-A, he had 20 steals and a .330 average in 78 games.  He’s also 32 years old, so the upside isn’t here.  Not sure if he’s going to see everyday at-bats, but it’s worth watching to see if the Giants can work him into the lineup.  And, when in doubt, at least he’s not this guy.

Matt Harvey – Will be skipped on Saturday so he can start the All-Star Game–I mean, because of his blisters.  A’la Johnnie Cochran, “If there’s no pus, I must call wuss!”

Marlon Byrd – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer and second homer this week.  Give me your password and I’ll pick him up for you.  If your password is “Grey’stightywhiteysarestained,” we’re done.  And they’re a faded brown, eff why eye!

Ike Davis – 1-for-4, 2 runs.  He hit .250 in this game, which is almost 80 points above his season average.  Someone’s on fire!

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I looked at picking him up off waivers after this start, thought better of it and he’s still sitting there.  He will be terrific at some point very soon, but the Giants aren’t exactly a powerhouse and I’m not looking to get roofied by Wheeler.  I could see owning him in deeper leagues, but it would be contingent on how much upside you need to play for.  Yesterday’s start could’ve been found off of waivers using the Stream-o-Nator.

Jarred Cosart – Astros are calling him up to start Friday.  Here’s what Prospect Scott said, “Many baseball folks see Cosart as a high-leverage reliever, but the Astros are content to keep him in a starter’s role for now.  At 6-3, 180, the 22-year-old generates heat in the mid-to-upper-90s, but mechanical shortcomings have resulted in inconsistent production.  Cosart will look to steady his command at Triple-A, before joining the Astros at some point in 2013 — for fantasy’s sake, let’s hope that’s as a starter.  Or to throw eggs at Grey’s stupid face.”  Hey, c’mon!  Cosart hasn’t gotten his command in check in Triple-A (4.84 BB/9) and I wouldn’t go near him outside of AL-Only leagues and keepers.

Paul Maholm – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 12 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the MIA Marlins.  Geez, tied to the WHIPping post and dropped the Cleveland Streamer.  Maholm, while you’re ruining my day, why not just tell me I was adopted and my real mother is one of the ladies from The Talk?

Chris Johnson – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  I can understand when you don’t move immediately when I say he’s a hot schmotato, but how is it that people are still asking if they should pick him up?  He’s hitting near .400 in July.  You need a special Evite?  Do people still use Evite?  Why is evite a legal word in Words With Friends?  I got questions, y’all!

Jacob Turner – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, 2.33 ERA.  We streamed him in this start vs. the Braves and I’m not going to drop him (whether Rudy does is a different ball of beeswax).  So far, he’s been terrific in seven of eight starts and reminds me of a young Kyle Lohse.  Damn, why do I feel like I just dropped a cooler of ice down my shorts?  Okay, so Turner’s upside is limited, but I’d look at him in certain match-ups and home starts.

Placido Polanco – 3-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs.  Didja know Placido translated to English means yawnstipating?  Fact!

Ryan Braun – Sat out yesterday.  Brewers don’t want to needle him into playing too much.  Hmm, maybe wrong choice of words.  Second thought, nope, right choice.

Mike Leake – 8 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, 2.69 ERA.  Another Lohse clone.  I will call them a Clohse.  Lift the Clohse and on the plate underneath is a guy that doesn’t strikeout many, walks few and has solid ratios.

Shin-Soo Choo – 3-for-4, 2 runs.  Let me guess, he was facing a righty.  This was one of the reasons I traded him two months ago for Beltre.  As Platoony Tunes makes it abundantly clear, Choo is not good vs. lefties.  If you have $260 at an auction and knew Choo would only face lefties, he’s worth negative dollars.  Platoony Tunes says, “Th-th-th-that’s all chokes.”

Brandon Phillips – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs.  He has 12 homers and 1 steal (two times caught stealing) on the year.  The running game has completely evaporated.  My guess is age has caught up to him.  It catches up to everyone at some point, except George Hamilton.

Wade Davis – 5 IP, 8 ER.  He’s such a peg boy.

Salvador Perez – Had his 2nd day off in the last four because of tightness in his leg.  Ugh.  Literally the only thing he had going for him was he started every freakin’ day.  Last year it was Hosmer, this year Moustakas and Perez.  Why do the Royals stress me out so much?  Do I have some deep rooted prejudice towards monarchies?  I gotta ask my shrink.  I need answers!

Derek Jeter – Coming off the DL today, as the Yanks shipped his equipment to New York.  I wonder if they had playing the King Missile song, “Detachable Penis.”

Joba Chamberlain – Here’s what frequent commenter, Carnac, said, “(The Yankees) are aggressively shopping Chamberlain and Phil Hughes.  Seems like just yesterday they were heralded by NY & ESPN as the future of the franchise.  Nowadays, the Joba Rules refer to sh*t you don’t want your toddler doing. “Hey – off the trampoline!  Joba Rules!”

Robinson Cano – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (21) and legs (6).  No idea where the steals are coming from this year.  Maybe since he’s in a contract year, he’s visualizing taking the money and running.

Ivan Nova – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Now has back-to-back superb games.  He usually puts together stretches like this from time to time.  Right now, it’s one of those times when he’s throwing the ball as good as anyone.  I’d absolutely grab him for the immediate future.

Cliff Lee – 7 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners (0 BB), 6 Ks and four solo homers allowed.  Not to sound too much like the veterinarian on the set of Caddyshack, but you gotta cut out those gopher balls.

Darin Ruf – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .385 in his short time in the majors.  Who let the dogs out?  Ruf, Ruf, Ruf!

Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, 3.03 ERA.  This Nat-Gio only comes with one picture, but he’s a pretty one.

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer as he hits .303.  Elsewhere, Danny Espinosa wrapped his broken wrist with bubble wrap and took batting practice.

Wilson Ramos – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting near .450 in the last week with two homers.  Por favor schmotato y tu Vrrrramos!

Jayson Werth – 2-for-3 with his 2nd homer in as many games.  After dealing with a wrist problem last year and the beginning of this year, he looks healthy now.  This should be inspiration for Espinosa.  In 14 months — good as new!

Yu Darvish – To the DL with a strain of his trapezius.  Sounds like he didn’t listen to Joba Rules!  Darvish is only supposed to miss one start due to the break, so it’s not as bad as it sounds or not as good as it sounds if you don’t own him like me.

Wei-Yin Chen – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks as he returned from the DL.  He has a 2.82 ERA.  I’d own him in all mixed leagues, and since he’s only owned in 0.4% of ESPN leagues now, we’ve got a long way to go.  We is us.  That doesn’t mean hold my hand, get away!

Nolan Reimold – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Having…a…hard…time…not…picking…him…up…must…try…to…resist.  I really gotta get the period key checked on my keyboard.

Chris Carpenter – Says he could return at some point at the end of July or beginning of August.  Adding, “I just want to play again.”  Aw, Carpenter, you’re such a martyr!  I wouldn’t own Carpenter anywhere, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see him return and go right back into the rotation.  Maybe if you close your eyes and wish real hard Carlos Martinez will get in the rotation instead.  I was kidding, open your eyes!

Yadier Molina – Sat out again with inflammation in his right knee.  His brother Bengie was trying to get a look at it in the dark using a lighter and there was almost a catastrophe.

Matt Carpenter – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  I hope when Chris Carpenter returns Matt puts ‘Ma. Carpenter’ on his jersey.  To honor the Massachusetts carpenters.  Or his Ma.

Edward Mujica – 1 IP, 0 ER with his 25th save.  Play that funky Mujica, white boy!  Damn, I don’t even have 25 saves in some leagues.  That, right there, was the pick up of the season for relievers.

Brett Wallace – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  He pfft’s at your Quad-A label.  Then shrugs at your Quad-Single label.

Jeremy Hellickson – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. the Twins.  I kinda want every slightly above-average pitcher who’s facing the Twins.  For those looking at the Twins schedule, no, I don’t consider Phil Hughes slightly above-average even if the Stream-o-Nator disagrees, giving him a $13 start on Saturday.  BTW, here’s a hint for you with SON.  You see that empty box below OPP?  That’s not for Naughty by Nature but you can find the Wickedest Man Alive vs. different teams.  Type in MIA and you see who’s facing them.  Type in MIN, and Hip Hop Hooray.  Type in SEA, and…SEE!?

Kelly Johnson – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer and his 2nd homer in the last three games.  As someone who owned him earlier in the year when he was seeing the ball well, grab him right now if someone gave up on him.

Tommy Milone – 2 2/3 IP, 3 ER.  He’s such a MediOAKer pitcher.

Francisco Liriano – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, 2.00 ERA.  That’s not a typo.  His ERA is 2.00.  Don’t sweat it, Cain owners, there’s always the 2nd half of the year!

Jose Tabata – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI and hitting over .400 in the last week.  It’s about time!  Tuh-bata-bata-bata is swinging like an actually batter.  Only about 4 years after I pegged him to breakout.  Stupid time travel messing with what year I’m in.  Whatever, just gald to be back in 2009!

Jeff Samardzija – 4 2/3 IP, 9 ER.  Yesterday, the first letter of his first name was silent.  Sorta like this jEFF Samardzija!  What the jEFFIN jEFF are you jEFFIN doing?!  I’m too young for a colonoscopy, please get the jEFF out of my rear!  I know you want to drop him after this jEFFIN travesty, but I’d hold tight.

Josh Hamilton – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and two homers, hitting .229.  This was the first time him and Albert Pujols (1-for-1, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, homer) hit back-to-back homers all year.  Mr. Obvious, “I bet the 40-Minute Drive from Los Angeles Angels didn’t think they’d have to wait this long for that.”  Thanks, MO!  Hamilton has four homers in the last week, so this could be a sign that he’s back and not just feasting on that jEFFIN prick.

C.J. Wilson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Cubs, 3.37 ERA.  I might like him more if I didn’t have to see him and Hamilton in those stupid dandruff commercials every 12 minutes.  Does anyone advertise with MLB besides Head & Shoulders and Geico?  At least, have Yasiel in there saying, “I’m guessing you’re pulling me over because I’m a Puig driving a car.”

Rick Porcello – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Future Sex/Love Sounds came up on my iTunes while I was writing this blurb.  Then as I got to the end of that sentence a new song came up (yes, I type slow; I start writing these posts two days prior then fill-in names), The Corner by Common.  That’s so appropriate because Porcello looks like he’s turned a corner and I will love him next year.  It’s saying something since he currently has a 4.80 ERA.

Prince Fielder – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Good to see he wasn’t still winded two days after his double steal with Miggy.

Victor Martinez – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting near .450 in the last week.  Meanwhile, Salvador Perez did a number two and his mom patted him on the head.

Gordon Beckham – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .343.  Still hot, still schmotato’ing.

Dayan Viciedo – 2-for-3, 1 RBI, a day after a two-homer game.  Speaking of hot bats…Was I speaking of hot bats?  Stupid short term memory.  Anyway, here’s what I saw yesterday–  Wait, I said that already, right?  Okay, grab Viciedo, he’s hot.

Brett Lawrie – Jays are considering moving Lawrie to 2nd base.  Well, it wouldn’t hurt his fantasy value, so I’m down.  This would allow Maicer Izturis to stay at 3rd base.  Hmm…Well, I’m sure Gibbons has his reasons.  Easy, Jane Goodall, I mean John Gibbons.

Esmil Rogers – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, 3.64 ERA.  Esmil does throw fast, but up until this game there have been no Ks.  He could have some decent matchups after the break, and could see grabbing him in deeper leagues.  Are there Esmillion reasons why?  Nope.

Casey Janssen – 2/3 IP, 1 ER and was yanked quicker then you can say, “I love MasterChef so much I want Graham Elliot’s loud fork clanging on his teeth as my ringtone.”  Steve Delabar stepped in for the emergency save, and Janssen has given up 3 earned runs in the last three outings (though two of those runs came in a non-save situation).  A change is on the horizon?  Doubtful.  Which is also what it says on the inside of a card you buy for your lady when you don’t feel like making it work.

Justin Masterson – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks.  Now has 9 walks in his last two starts (11 1/3 IP).  That’s not good (well, dur), but I’d continue to roll him out there for now.  My leash for Masterson is admittedly longer when I don’t own him.

Michael Bourn – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 13th steal.  How does Hunter Pence have the same number of steals as Bourn?  I don’t buy this Bourn story, Paul Greengrass.  Fix it!

David Ortiz – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer.  I am so worried about starting Erasmo today, but I’m doing it.  Let’s form a prayer rectangle.

Felix Doubront – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Hopefully tomorrow’s Red Sox starter, Dempster, will keep the string going.  That’s right, I’m starting Dempster and Erasmo.  Stupid?  Or stupid like a fox!

Tyler Skaggs – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER.  Just take a Forget-Me-Now.

Adam Eaton – Didn’t start yesterday.  Okay, so that’s not good.  If Gibson’s going to be be starting A.J. Pierzynski–I mean, A.J. Pollock (3-for-6, 2 runs), then Eaton’s value will be severely diminished.  I’d try to hold Eaton through the break and hope he catches fire.

Heath Bell – 1 IP, 1 ER and a blown save.  Hey, at least he was better than Matt Cain!

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-7, 1 run.  The other day former Diamondback, Luis Gonzalez, went to talk to Puig about his Cuban roots and playing in the MLB.  However, according to the USA Today, Puig didn’t even look up and acknowledge Gonzalez.  Then Mark McGwire intervened, angry that Puig disrespected him.  He told him, “Luis Gonzalez was suffering from backne when you were still whining to your madre that your lechon was too garlicky!”

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  1. Oz says:
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    I hope Gaudin got credit for a “Hold” in Vegas!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Oz: I thought when I read it the first time it was a Grey-joke, but it’s so crazy it’s true! I hadn’t seen that news story yet. Unreal…

      • Fungazi says:
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        @JB Gilpin: We’ve all thought about it, but Gaudin went ahead and did it. Lol.

      • natty lite says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I think the craziest part was his lawyer who blamed the incident on a medical condition that turns out to be the formal way of saying black out drunk. let’s see if he can get a hold for that in court.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @natty lite: Alcohol producing temporary insanity? Yea – that hasn’t worked since the famed 1764 trial of Ben Franklin and the “butter-churner looked like just a pillow to me at the time” defense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oz: HA!

  2. Hariet says:
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    Chen or Gee?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hariet: Man, 10 walks in last 3 for Gee, I’ll go Chen

  3. liz says:
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    hey,

    nolasco or nova for 2nd half?

    i gotta prepare for h2h playoffs.

    thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @liz: Nolasco

  4. LA Sound Guy says:
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    Sandy Duncan?

    • Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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      Sandy Dennis, wiki says, lived with Eric Roberts from 1980 to 1985. So she might have had a glass eye too. Though wiki’s silent on that.

  5. Terrence Mann says:
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    First off, I’m throwing Maholm and Samardzija into the internment camp with Iwakuma. It’s like all the pitchers I took late are teaming up on me.

    Quick trivia question: Rank these guys in number of stolen bases: Cozart, Phillips, Fielder, Ortiz.

    Are you effing kidding me, Dusty?

    Like rooning the careers of Wood and Prior wasn’t enough?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Terrence Mann:

      am guessing that your stache looks more like brian fuentes’ than tom seleck’s .

      • Terrence Mann says:
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        @costaricanchata: I have no clue where that came from but you should see me try to grow a beard. More holes to fill than a full length Rocco Sifreddi film.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Terrence Mann: Interesting on the SBs… Yea don’t like Maholm but Shark will get it together

      • jro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Shark was was obviously younger last year but did same thing around same time and I dropped him. I think he has a fine second half.

  6. Chris J says:
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    Is Wheeler a no-brainer keeper selection, and is Jose Fernandez the best pitcher in the bigs in 5 years time?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris J: Depends on how many you keep, and um – a little far out to say that, I’ll say no, but he’ll be very good.

  7. bossmanjunior says:
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    I wouldn’t get too excited about Kelly Johnson. With Myers playing every day, Johnson and Scott have been splitting time at DH. Myers got the day off Tuesday and Joyce Wednesday, that’s the only reason Scott and Johnson have both played back to back days.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bossmanjunior: I’ve personally sailed my KJo ship as well, but having him that 2 homer 6 rbi day was worth his service time while I had him.

  8. bossmanjunior says:
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    Puig is starting to sound like a real a**hole from from what I’ve read. I heard that same story and also that his interpreter got in trouble for trying to get a girls phone number for Puig.

    • zk says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Yeah, what a dick. Trying to get laid and ignoring a guy who wants to kibbitz about the good old days who looks like a methhead from Los Angeles of Anaheim. What is happening to the MLB of my youth??! Guys with integrity like LuGo’s teammates! Like Mark Grace and Curt Schilling Sammy Sosa!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @zk: HA!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @bossmanjunior: yeah buff baseball foreigner superstars who very obv will soon be multimillionaires usually have a lot of trouble getting girls without having to put in a lot of effort.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @goodfold2: Especially themselves, they have to used the hired hands…

        • Doubleheaders says:
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          (Over a loudspeaker)” Paging Dr. Gaudin”

    • Smoaked Meat says:
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      @bossmanjunior:
      reading this rundown on Puig’s attitude all I can say is “do you know what a chaser is Frank? it’s a Puig- that don’t fly straight during a courtesy interview. Yaisal is a Chazar frank…..Now we gotta find Angel and see if someone’s got a green card for him

  9. Natural Born Champs says:
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    High 5,

    Yesterday one of the managers in my keepers league decided that he has no chances for playoffs and hes gonna trade for “future”.
    That dude traded Strasburg, Harper and Posey for C. Santana, Jennings, Taveras, Eaton and Wei-Yin Chen.
    Come on! Really? Id build my team around those 3.
    It reminds me that polish guy trying to find some kielbasa in Home Depot. No common sense.

    • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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      @Natural Born Champs: I hope you don’t have money invested in that league.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Natural Born Champs: I’ve maintained that there should be no vetoes, but that looks like collusion and doesn’t follow his premise of rebuilding as all those guys are young. Do the two traders know each other? I’d contact the commish

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        @JB Gilpin: yea they know each other and that guy giving up those 3 is a commish. Guy who receives mentioned 3 also traded rizzo and braun for votto and justin upton. Seems like they try to stock up 1 team. They are all fantasy veterans and shame on them if thats their plan.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Natural Born Champs: Man, yea that would put me to the brink of asking for my money back and leaving, that sounds like a no fun league

    • Bonnie Bernstein live on DP Show today says:
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      @Natural Born Champs: What are the rules for keepers? Is keeping any combination of the 5 acquired better than keeping the 3 he traded away? I’m in my 10th year of an auction + keeper league, where you can keep up to 4 guys, add $3 to auction price, and a player can only be kept for 3 seasons total before reaching the auction pool again. Lopsided trades happen frequently, can be annoying, but we all usually, while rolling our eyes, kick ourselves because we couldn’t exploit the towel-throwing owner ourselves. So, I’ll play contrarian and say it could be fair depending on how good his/her keepers will be next season.

      • Natural Born Champs says:
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        @Bonnie Bernstein live on DP Show today: Hey man,
        Its straight and simple. You can keep as many as you want to. It seems like they understood the whole situation and vetoed both trades.

  10. One Man Crusade says:
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    I dropped Kluber earlier in the week (10 team league). I am looking at picking him back up, or Erasmo Ramirez. Who do you like better (We keep 17 every year)?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @One Man Crusade: Kluber, still a rookie technically

  11. Sanfran says:
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    I may have a chance to package Shark and a low rent reliever for Cespedes. I haven’t followed him at all other than hearing he sucks. I know you we’re high on him this preseason.

    Is he worth a buy low or should I stay away?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sanfran: Who’d you hear from that he sucks? I like the deal for ya

  12. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Ryu or Nolasco ROS? Ryu has been somewhat disappointing me lately but I’m not sure Nolasco would be much better, thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: Still Ryu, hopefully all these walks lately are a blip

  13. Jamiehov says:
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    Someone needs to show Puig a print screen of Luis Gonzalezs used gum going for hundreds on eBay.

    Samarzdja crushed my whip and era. Is Erasmo ok to start this afternoon?? I’m really glad to see Hamilton get going, just wish it wasn’t against my #2 starter

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jamiehov: Yea Shark really blew that one, Angels gnashed. In head to head to correct it sure, I’m 50/50 on starting him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jamiehov: Ha! I’m starting both as mentioned above

  14. Birdog says:
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    I’m planning to start Erasmo today too but I kinda feel like the girl in the tent with the snot coming out of her nose in The Blair Witch Project when she says “I’m….so….scared….”.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Birdog: Haha yea, my thoughts as well

  15. Fister Furbush says:
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    I can’t tell if you love or hate Puig..Haha

  16. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    I drafted Lo Cain, Moose and Sal Perez.. only one left was Sally. But I finally cut ties last night for Ramos. Thru the first half he was the lowest ranked owned catcher in my 12 team yahoo league with 4 FAs higher ranked… now I don’t even have to check out royals box score anymore, yay!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Goldschmidt On Her Chest: My only Royal on a lot of teams is Alex Gordon, at least he is staying about what he is…

      • Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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        @JB Gilpin: yea he’s reliable. The rest can piss off.

  17. Teblow! says:
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    SP Vent Session:

    I went into last night’s games needing some solid pitching numbers, but I figured I was in good shape since I had triple barrel action going with Samardjiza, Ryu and Miller. Miller was actually at home facing the Ass-tros, so this was a slam dunk, right. Absolutely f’n wrong. The three of them proceeded to do to my numbers what most only read about.

    Me thinks I am in trouble. Vent complete!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Teblow!: yeah, that’s worse than my lee/samardzija/liriano/ryu/wilhelmsen in a 10 teamer.

    • Yeshcheese says:
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      @Teblow!: Shelby! The Astros! WTF!!!!!!!! This better be year 1 Kershaw level adjustments

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Yeshcheese:

        Miller is nowhere near Kershaw’s class. His hot start was a little bit of an aberration . His ceiling is as a two but he needs to refine his breaking stuff to hit that even.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Teblow!: Wow, yea looked good on paper and all sure fire starters… Hopefully an ASB for all of em will right the ship!

  18. BJ says:
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    Who do you take in your MI slot for the rest of the season: Gordon Beckham or Erick Aybar?

    Also, hold tight on Mark Reynolds (if I have a bench slot to spare), right?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @BJ: I don’t buy Beckham going from two straight years of .230 to .340. I’ll go Aybar. Sure if you have the bench spot, wait until a heat up

  19. DP says:
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    Cashner or Kluber?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @DP: kluber

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DP: Klub

  20. goodfold2 says:
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    that gaudin story really sounds like b.s. Funny though. Embarrassing as all hell that it wasn’t just paid off just to keep that story out of the media. That GIF of the Japanese guy illegally blocking the umpire was great, it also showed that in Japanese baseball coverage they actually show a pitch tracker at all times, which is the best idea ever. Leave it to the Japanese to be light years ahead of us when it comes to technology/accuracy. We have to wait for TBS playoff games to even get any decent amount of pitch tracker here in stinktown, USA.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @goodfold2: I’ve seen some broadcasts with pitch tracker up all the time, but you’re right, few and far between. I watch a lot on the MLB app and keep up the pitch tracker in the bottom left that gives you the pitch type (with about 98% accuracy) and speed which is pretty cool.

  21. Natty Boh says:
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    As a guy who watches 90% of Orioles games, I wouldn’t touch Reimold. He has looked awful. His HR yesterday was a really high fly ball that found its way into the first row of the stands down the left field line.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Natty Boh: As a guy who has 100% of Orioles games blacked out on the MLB app, I hate MLB.TV!!!!!

      • Jamiehov says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Move to Columbia for access to both MASNs

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jamiehov: Might have to be what I do… Then I can scout the Cartel League too…

      • Homer at the Bat says:
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        @JB Gilpin: If you’ve got a buddy in another market who also wants MLB.tv – and will go along with it – agree to buy a subscription for the other as a “gift” (a.k.a. trade passwords). You get blacked out on your buddy’s team, but most likely you don’t care about that team anyway – and you get your own team’s games! It’s a lot cheaper than moving…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Natty Boh: Yeah, I saw it yesterday, cheap shot down the line…

  22. Yeshcheese says:
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    Bow to the Ma Carpenter domination! Pa Gray huffs an puffs an yawns all day. Jah B Gilpin says we ain’t got no 2B better!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Yeshcheese: Cano Schmo! Kipnis can’t Hit Dis!

  23. Nico

    John Stamos says:
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    Grayly, I’m getting kinda tired of Starlin Crapstro. I REALLY thought he would turn it around, but he’s still not showing any positive signs IMO and he’s going to cost me first place. I have a few choices here.

    1) Keep him in my lineup
    2) Pickup Alexei Ramirez , or someone else on the wire (Jeter?)
    3) Trade for JJ Hardy (probably have to give up J-Fer)
    4) Pacakge a deal with Yu Darvish and *insert crappy player* for Tulo and Samardzija

    Thoughts on which choice you like most?

    Thanks in advance!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @John Stamos: Well with Darvish on the DL, and with a sore trapezius myself that still aches every now and then 6 months after i tweaked it, I would go 4 if that offer still stands.

      • Nico

        John Stamos says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Damn acrobats… I’m glad you didn’t say Jeter bc someone already picked him up ha. Thanks bossman.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @John Stamos: hah, no prob!

  24. Fungazi says:
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    Hanley. Openly lewd to the rest of my line-up.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fungazi: HanRam and Puig – .400 machines! Over/under 1 month until 1 tweaks a hammy (again)

      • Fungazi says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Oh brother, don’t say that. Over!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Fungazi: Haha let’s hope!

  25. Michael Knight says:
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    I’ve had bad luck with SS all year. I just dropped Rutledge and picked up Aybar last week. Is Jeter worth picking up and dropping Aybar in a 12 team HTH?

  26. AP says:
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    So, yeah I was in need of saves and Wheeler had been somewhat shaky, so I dropped Wheeler to pick Wilhelmson yesterday morning in hopes that T.W. had kind of righted the ship! FMFBBL!!!

    So, is T.W. still a guy I can hold onto as a source of a few saves at this point? Is it worth it? Or should I just go pick Wheeler back up??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AP: Yikes! Well Wheeler must’ve made some solid mechanic adjustments since I’ve seen him last to have this kind of success, but Wilhelson will still get saves. I’d probably hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AP: Hold

  27. Bush says:
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    Glad I kept my Papí on that Votto trade, so far. Things that make me go hmmmm… No soup, JB!!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bush: When I typed “Papa Johns breadsticks commercial” it autocorrected to “Campbell’s soup commercial” What the hey?!?! It should’ve autocorrected to that C&C song I guess, but pssshhhh, mine reference is more entertaining.

  28. Tbone says:
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    Weaver or Cain ROS? So sad…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tbone: Yikes. Still Cain, with full expectation that you have to bench next start and hope there’s no injury

  29. Blue says:
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    OK, when can I kick Alcides Escobar to the curb for a guy like Chris Johnson?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Blue: I’d be fine with that one

  30. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey… 10 team mixed h2h points league… My SP is –
    Samardzija
    Latos
    Shelby Miller
    Cain
    Iwakuma
    Cole
    Roberto Hernandez & Delgado, which I picked up cause I needed more pitchers in my squad
    Erasmo
    Archer
    Carlos Martinez
    and room for a streamer. I know… ALL of my pitching has been losing consistently for the past couple weeks. It’s horrible. The thing is that I’m looking for around 2 solid ROS pitchers for my squad. I’m trying to keep Delgado and Archer cause I really have no choice right now. How you feel about them?? The main question is, Should I try to trade to get Ricky Nolasco and Derek Holland for Matt Holliday and Carlos Martinez or Shelby???
    I have, Wieters, Fielder, Altuve, Reyes, Zimmermann, MCcutchen, Holliday, Justin Upton, Alex Rios and Ike Davis.. If not then who should I offer to get those pitchers or to get any other pitchers??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: Like Archer more, but they will be inconsistent too. Nolasco and Holland are fine, but are inconsistent guys too, I’d target a higher tier pitcher for Holliday and Miller, and it should get you a really good top arm.

      • Frank White says:
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        what about carlos Martinez, is he a bargaining chip??

      • Frank White says:
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        Oh also… When you look at my team especially the pitching, Do you see a sinking ship or do you think I should wait it out and not get paranoid and not make moves yet??

        • Frank White says:
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          Sorry, totally separate… This guy is looking to trade Bucholtzz, Lester and Locke.. If you look at my team who do you think I should offer him if I should at all?? It needs to be even cause this guy makes ridiculous trade offers that are out of this world sometimes. Lol

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Frank White: Yea I might look for an ace if possible. Don’t think you can get much for Martinez yet. Bringing in those 3 pitchers still doesn’t give you someone fully reliable IMO. I’d look for a different trade

  31. Byahhhhh says:
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    Is Michael Pineda worth having at this point? Or am I wasting a spot until the Yankees act like idiots and put him in bullpen?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Byahhhhh: Haha, well Cashman reaffirmed he’d be a starter, but I’m not too big on him. 10 team he’s a drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Byahhhhh: Depends on leagues size, probably worth dropping

  32. PBMax says:
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    Mujica for Choo? No starts for Choo against lefties though as I learned.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @PBMax: Yikes wow, didn’t realize his splits were that bad this yr. I don’t mind it

    • Spyre says:
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      @PBMax: I’d take Choo

  33. ThaDeez says:
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    What do you think about CJ Wilson, Tony Cingrani, and Cespedes for Prince

    H2H points

    I have plenty of pitching depth and need a bat desperately. Afraid I am giving up way too much tho.

    Another deal I have on the table is those 3 players for Longo & Kemp

    I have no positional needs

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ThaDeez: Wow, I’d do the 3 for Longo and Kemp, Longo and Prince aren’t that far off and you get the shot at Kemp in it, I’d do that in a heartbeat

  34. Rodney says:
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    Scherzer + Fielder enough to get in return for Goldschmidt OR Chris Davis? If so, which one should I part with? Need an ELITE pitcher.

    • Rodney says:
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      @Rodney: (Keeper League)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rodney: Not sure you could land that, I’d rather offer Davis first and maybe get lucky

  35. Later Tater says:
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    hey JB, thanks for the good work filling in for the stash in the am

    12 team h2h league

    i have extra util bats – might want to move 2 of 3 : la roche, heyward, rizzo for 1 starting pitcher and keep the open spot for a streamer

    who goes? who should i target in a trade offering these guys?

    thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Later Tater: Thanks man! Yup been fun! Well not sure how much you can get for LaRoche and Heyward and Rizzo have pretty solid name value. I might move those two and shoot for an ace, I bet you could land Cole Hamels who I think it back on track

  36. Van says:
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    I have Dempster and E. Ramirez in a H2H points league. Should I sit either? Really I’m asking should I sit Ramirez, I hate Dempster but I ain’t sitting him against SEA.

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Van: Read the Doubront blurb above, be stupid like a fox, and throw both. I am.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Van: Yea throw em both out there and get the W from one hopefully

  37. thegreater says:
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    Martin Prado or Kelly Johnson?

  38. Jason Katnip says:
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    5×5 10 team.

    Markakis and KRod for Ernesto Frieri, What side?

    I have Mclouth, Markakis, and EYJR as my platooney toones 5th, 6th, 7th OF so I am trying to move one of them and something for an upgrade.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason Katnip: Seems to fit landing Frieri, now’s the time to trade KRod too hopefully my Brewers get something decent moving him

  39. Jason Katnip says:
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    Juan Francisco, Chris Johnson ATL, Luke Scott, Matt Adams, Moreland and drop Lind

    or hold.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason Katnip: Sorta depends on need, Johnson for that nice power right now

  40. J Money says:
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    Roto 6×6 (OPS and QS)

    Shellby Miller and Eaton/Aoki for Adam Jones
    Which side do you like/is it fair?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J Money: Don’t think it’s very fair, Jones in a landslide

      • J Money says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        I am the one trying to land Jones, Would Miller and Brown/Choo be btter?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @J Money: Yea better and worth offering, maybe you get lucky, still like Jones there though

  41. BigRed98 says:
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    To answer your question about anyone else advertising on MLB, see if this rings a bell, “Ah, I just got a knot in my chest.” Need another hint? “I watched her go from a girl in a small town to a soldier.” I don’t have this commercial memorized.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @BigRed98: Ummm, I don’t know that one, but the new Windows 8 tablet one has the big guy from Broken Lizard… tough shakes for them after big success with Super Troopers…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I love Broken Lizard, why is that fat guy doing commercials?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Grey: Me too man, I love Club Dread that most people didn’t like that much, and I have no idea, he’s just there as a baseball scout with the “superior” windows tablet. They have a movie done and can’t get a distro deal and apparently their last one got slammed.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Forget my question, Brad Pitt is doing commercials, it’s for money they tell me…

  42. Jim Holzgen says:
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    Here’s my starting pitchers: S. Miller, Zimmerman, Scherzer, G. Cole, Corbin, Ryu, T. Wood.

    Any of these I should look at dropping and picking up someon who is trending upward like J. Hefner, Nova or someone else? Some of the rookies I have seem to be cooling off.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jim Holzgen: Cole is the only one who’s close, I’d probably stand pat unless you’re hurting filling out your innings, then I’d use that spot to stream

  43. Negatto says:
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    Which side do you like?

    Longoria vs Kershaw

    Longoria vs Price

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Negatto: Kershaw in 1 Longo in 2

  44. Jim says:
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    Wow, a King Missle mention. Love the part in the video where he has to negoiate with a sidewalk vender to buy his manhood back. I actually have this song in my YouTube favorites right next to “I wish you were a beer” by the Cycle Sluts From Hell. Keep up the good work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Ha, nice…Thanks!

  45. smegma says:
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    Would you trade Fowler for Cespedes ROS? Hitter tron says yes, but wanted your opinion.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @smegma: Yea I’d want Cespedes much more

      • NWA says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks for the reply – he countered with my JUpton for his Cespedes/Nava. Definite no there.

        His other good bats are Cano and Beltre. Would you offer JUpton for Cano or Beltre and Cespedes? I have Pedroia at 2b and Machado at 3b so Cano or Beltre would be UT and Cespedes would go to my OF (3 OF league and I have CDavis and McCutchen). Not sure he’d take it, but should I offer or just decline?

  46. chillmodious says:
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    Today only… throw Ryan Dempster (@ SEA, SON $15.6) or Ervin Santana (@NYY, SON $5.2)?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chillmodious: Dempster. For some reason JayWrong thought making fun of my Dempster as a sleeper pick was appropriate when he’s been a K machine, decent ERA, just hasn’t gotten Wins and his WHIP is bad. He’s been fine.

  47. Manutebologna says:
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    I’ve been trying to land an elite pitcher all season. I’ve been scraping the bottom of the barrel in ERA and WHIP. I find myself a Yu Darvish owner who has Kemp on the DL. I send them an offer of Puig for Darvish at 8:07am EST. Somewhere between 8:07:57 EST and when the offer gets accepted Mr. Darvish hits the DL. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHSDLFJSDJGKSBD!!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Manutebologna: Yikes, maybe ask commish if you can get out of it? But man, that’s rough

      • Manutebologna says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        I’m the commish. I don’t think he did it in bad faith, just venting my frustration!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Manutebologna: He’s only gonna miss one start, about the same as Harvey… You’ll be all right…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        this is what Gilp said (scroll up) :
        ” Well with Darvish on the DL, and with a sore trapezius myself that still aches every now and then 6 months after i tweaked it, … ” .

        is writing a column for Razzball that much tougher than pitching in the bigs ??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re both strenuous…

  48. Burt Macklin says:
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    ROS:

    Fister or Kluber?
    Jeter or Alexei Ramirez?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Burt Macklin: Kluber, I’ve watched a lot of Fister and just doesn’t look right. Still Alexei right now

      • Burt Macklin says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Danke

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Burt Macklin: Hah Kluber does sound pretty German

  49. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Drop any of these for Chen:
    Cingrani
    Holland
    Santana
    Ryu

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Nah probably not

  50. Emily says:
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    I’m activating Sanchez from my DL today for his start against the White Sox…but I can’t decide who to drop…who do you think is better to hold on to? Leonys Martin or McLouth? Or should I cut Benoit (I also have Mujica and Cishek)

    I’m leaning towards McLouth mostly because I have 3 other O’s on my team, but I’m still undecided…I could also drop Profar who I’ve been keeping on my bench, but it’s a keeper league

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Emily: I think I’d prefer to drop Martin

  51. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    Danny Salazar called up,will face toronto,you like him enough for this start,
    Indians recalled RHP Danny Salazar from Triple-A Columbus.
    Salazar will make his major league debut on Thursday afternoon against the Blue Jays. The 23-year-old right-hander has posted a 3.08 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 100/23 K/BB ratio in 76 innings this season between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus, but his matchup against Toronto is not an attractive one and he will likely be shipped back to the minors by Friday morning.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: Nope, might watch a little bit of the game to see his stuff, but not touching him in fantasy, except maybe AL only

  52. Dan says:
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    Homer Bailey or Anibal Sanchez for the rest of the year?

    Also, I had Cain, Ryu and Shelby with a Janssen on the side last night. I’m just going to bench everyone and use the Stream-o-Nator from here on out. At least I wouldn’t have started Ryu that way. Cool?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dan: I’ll go Bailey, as Anibal’s shoulder still scares me. Haha sounds like a plan.

  53. Shawn of the livid says:
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    Hey JB, you remember my prediction for Wheeler on your last pitcher profile? Not too shabby, if I do say so myself! Oh, and fuck you Matt Cain! He is the worst pitcher on my team this year! Is this another Lincecum type implosion? Whats in that San Fran water? Ugh, don’t answer that. Any hoo, my questions:

    1. I have a log jam in CF with Leonys, Fowler, and Now Eaton. Suggestions?

    2. You still think they aren’t shutting down Shelby? I think all signs point to shut down.

    3. What do you think is wrong with Cain? You see a turn around, or is this going to get worse, bench him?

    4. I was thinking about offering Shelby and Fernando Rodney for Dom Brown. My only LF is Gardner and he’s day to day. You like?

    I would say sorry for the ridiculous 4 part question that started with a self pat on the back and then a rant, but I know you just love this stuff!! Thanks in advance sir

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shawn of the livid: Yup, he made adjustments fast! Good to see. Yeah Cain… wow.
      1. Try to move Fowler, he’s probably the biggest name.
      2. With being brutal these last few starts, looking more likely and that’s changed my thinking now.
      3. Lingering injury, maybe prolonged break over ASB will fix it.
      4. Sure, fits the need, and one or two more bad starts and no one will touch Shelby.
      No problem man!

  54. fitz says:
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    C-Mart getting called up. Him or Pineda?

    Thanks

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @fitz: you talking carlos martinez

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @fitz: Martinez

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @JB Gilpin: is martinez worth dropping oliver perez for

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @AL KOHOLIC: Wilhelmson looks back in the role, probably assuming Martinez gets into the rotation very soon, there is a Joe Kelly start before the ASB maybe he gets that one

        • AL KOHOLIC says:
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          @AL KOHOLIC: never mind ,middle reliefe

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @AL KOHOLIC:

          it’s worth it to drop oliver perez just in order to get a good night’s sleep .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fitz: Mart, he is a middle reliever though for now

  55. golfnut says:
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    Hmmmmm…..I got taken to the cainers. I started Cain, and Samardzia, and Ryu, and Miller……my era and whip are out for the week.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @golfnut: Man a lot of people had that sort of rotation… Yikes!

    • Teblow! says:
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      @golfnut: Oh man. I thought I had it bad with the latter 3. Cain as well? That really, really hurts.

  56. jamie says:
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    drop ike for Viciedo, 10 player keeper?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jamie: Meh, probably keep Ike

  57. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Anyone touching this Danny Salazar for Cleveland today? Crazy K/9, low peripherals throughout the minors. Or is Toronto just gonna murder him?

  58. Ryan Doumit says:
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    12 Team H2H. Currently in first and have a decent lead. Categories are:
    Offense: R, 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, BB, AVG, OBP, K, SB
    Pitching: IP, W, L, CG, SHO, SV, ER, HR, K, BB, GIDP, ERA, WHIP, QS

    Does this trade help me: I get Miggy & Hamilton for C. Lee, Fielder & R. ZIimmerman

    MY TEAM:
    C – VMart
    1B – Fielder
    2B – Utley
    3B – Zimmerman
    SS – Reyes
    LF – Jennings
    CF – L. Martin
    RF – Cuddyer
    Util – Seager
    Util – Morrison
    BN – W. Myers
    BN – Eaton
    BN – M. Young

    SP – C. Lee
    SP – Scherzer
    SP – Verlander
    SP – Bumgarner
    P – Cain
    P – Lester
    RP – Romo
    RP – Henderson
    BN – Tehran
    BN – E. Ramirez
    BN – Pineda

    Thoughts…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan Doumit: I guess you put LoMo then at first? Man that’s a lot to give up, I might hold

      • Ryan Doumit says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Cuddyer at first, then Hamilton at RF. But I think you’re right… still a ton.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Ryan Doumit: Ah yea missed that swap idea, but yea hold

  59. Ryan says:
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    I’m in a 20 team h2h dynasty league. I was offered trumbo for wheeler and walker. Does this trade make sense for me to do?

    c jp arencibia
    1b prince fielder
    2b neil walker
    ss yunel Escobar
    3b miguel cabrera
    inf evan longoria
    lf michael morse
    cf norichika aoki
    rf justin upton
    of carl crawford
    util desmond jennings
    bn nick franklin
    Bn jorge soler
    bn evan gattis
    bn jurickson profar
    bn peter bourjos

    sp clayton kershaw
    sp cliff lee
    sp yu darvish
    sp daniel straily
    rp sean doolittle
    rp mat belisle
    rp Jose veras
    rp heath bell
    p mat thorton
    p chad gaudin
    p Barry zito
    bn zack wheeler

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan: I think I do it, you have some elite arms you don’t need to bank on Wheeler becoming an ace fairly soon

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Ryan: Why do you still have Profar?

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Ryan: Yes, we all know. But you’ve posted like 100 times about trades involving Profar, so since he’s still on your team, you’re clearly not taking these guys’ advice on those trades. Just wondering why you bother asking every day then. It’s a psychological study.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Ryan: On June 3rd you asked if you should trade Gattis for Cabrera. Grey said yes. Alas, I don’t see him on your team. I imagine you’ll still have Wheeler and Walker as well a month from now.

            • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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              @Ryan: Along with every Profar trade you’ve asked about? Should I go pull them up? Weren’t you offered Machado? Or was that hypothetical too?

                • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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                  @Ryan: Does it matter? You won’t do it if Jesus himself recommended it. That’s why I don’t understand why you keep asking about these things

  60. Pete Carlson says:
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    Odd man out of this group for ROS: Parker, Medlen, Garza?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pete Carlson: I don’t think there is an odd man, Parker I guess

  61. Shawn of the livid says:
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    Carmart is getting called up? I don’t see that anywhere.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shawn of the livid: Hoping he gets the Kelly start, a little confusing that they would stretch him out as a starter only to call him up to the bullpen again

  62. Fenway Fungus says:
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    Kluber or Samardz?

  63. Jay says:
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    better pair ROS

    Cespedes/Grienke or Agon/Anibel

    is cespedes a keeper over Agon or Heyward?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jay: I’d say Cespedes side and yet

  64. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Wilson Ramos or Chris Johnson ATL for my CI. I could move VMart to CI and Ramo to C and later make a change for a better CI.

  65. papasmurf says:
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    I had Samardzijia, Ryu, and Maholm pitching yesterday. Plus I could have started Skaggs but I sat him. Yowza now that is ugly.

  66. BluePulaski says:
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    Hey all,

    H2H 1-win keeper league…10 team…deep pitching benches

    1. Likelihood Kendrys gets traded to the Yankees? more than 50%?
    2. ROS ranks (feel free to do one rank with trade and one without): Ike, Kendrys, Asdrubal, Weeks, Swisher, Konerko, Gattis, Morse …this is a utility bat…looking for a little pop without killing my AVG and OPS …wouldn’t mind Asdrubal backing up Tulo, now that Tulo is coming back…please rank top
    3. Better short-term DL stash? Konerko, Gattis, Morse

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @BluePulaski: 1. Seems possible but I wouldn’t go 50%. Konerko was turning it around, him when healthy then Kendrys. Konerko

  67. Big AL says:
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    Looking at Wilson Ramos on the free agent list and guess what ? Got your favorite catcher Perez on this team. Do the switch and drop Perez ? I’m in 2nd place on a 12 Team H2H league. No room to stash him.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Big AL: I’d probably hold out hope with Sal getting some counting stats

  68. c0wfunk says:
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    hello hello – beachy or ogando for DL stash after break? whaddaya think? thanks thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @c0wfunk: Beachy

  69. Fungazi says:
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    How does Cespedes make the homer derby over Miggy? And Cuddyer in the NL what the heck?

    • c0wfunk says:
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      @Fungazi: Perhaps he’ll actually remember how to hit them now?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fungazi: Cabrera turned it down I think. Yeah a weird group of guys

      • Fungazi says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah it is. I’m picking the dark horse – Harper. This ain’t a clown derby, bro!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Fungazi: Haha it is sorta a clown derby

  70. attgig says:
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    picking up Ross over Byrd (at your suggestion) really hurt….

    and Janssen’s runs given up last night were due to “fielder’s indifference”. I hate fielder’s indifference. kills my ERA when catchers let the runners get to 3rd base and then score on a ground out.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @attgig: Did I say that or Grey? No way I would’ve put any stock in Byrd a month ago either. I should’ve seen Ibanez hitting 20+ homers before the break too! Yea that was a rough inning and they didn’t even let him get the save

  71. Principle Blackman says:
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    Jeter or Starlin Castro ROS in a 6×6 OPS league?

  72. Domo Arigato Mr. Arenado says:
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    Anderson, Halladay, or Harrison worth stashing for the fantasy playoffs in a 16 team H2H with a ridiculously high weekly IP limit (100) where ~125 SP are currently fostered?

  73. Hey there-

    1. I was offered Rizzo & Papelbon for A Gonzalez & Verlander? Fair or should I ask for Rizzo/Cingrani, still not fair? Can gain two spots in Saves

    Thanks!

  74. Birdis says:
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    Start Dickey today in Cleveland?

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @Birdis: If its Cleveland High School, then yes.

  75. Wilsonian says:
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    Anyone trusting Haren @ MIA on Saturday? He’s the best stream available according to the SON.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: I wouldn’t trust him, but I’d use him if I really had to

  76. stumanji says:
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    The MAAArlins are so cute when they try to do big boy things like report on their own players.

    via Deadspin

  77. MB says:
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    Fister is lame. 11 teamer QS W league and Ks count.

    Add Straily and drop fisty?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MB: I’d hold Fister there

  78. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Drop Beckham for Johnson? I had Kelly in May when he was killing it, that would be nice if he showed back up

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: Tough to drop Beckham right now though, I’d hold there

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: anddddddd Salvy Perez is starting today… wtf??

  79. Beastman says:
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    I come for the posts containing biblical references, but stay for the brilliant fantasy advice!

    Speaking of advice (and poorly placed transitions!), can I get thoughts on potential trades? I have Beckham and Profar at 2B, trying to upgrade by offering up SPs. What do you think of:
    1. Anibal for Phillips
    2. Anibal, Homer Bailey, or Lynn for Utley?

    Buysellatops is inconclusive. I’m leaning to the Phillips offer. Sadly, no other 2Bs are tradeable in my very deep league, sadly.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Beastman: Haha. First there was darkness. Then there was light. Then on the 6th day he said, “don’t pay for pitchers with shoulder issues” – Phillips. Yea not in love spending for Utley “who hath bound for thine DL”

      • Beastman says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yea, verily, so it has been spoken, so it shall be done. Thanks JB.

  80. Alex says:
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    Real quick question, but not quick. Have Pedro at 3B, Prado at SS. Can either add Axford as 3rd holds guy for the three days of breaks in july and rotation as RP with Tazawa, OR Aybar or Brad Miller for when Pedro goes cold or Prado sucks. Prado is 3B elig

    Do I add Axford as 6th RP (5 RP spots) or Aybar as backup SS?

    Very limited moves league.

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Alex: I’d add Axford, I buy the hitters enough to stave off replacing em with those waiver fodder

  81. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Better stash Cobb, Morse or Infante?

    Even better stache Selleck, Reynolds, or Elliot?

  82. royce! says:
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    I had planned on sitting Erasmo, but I can’t turn down a prayer rectangle…instead of holding hands, can we hold mustaches?!! Holding hands is so awkward…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @royce!: as long as no one wants to dutch rudder me, I’m in

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @JB Gilpin: I’ve been to Grey’s prayer (insert shape here) before, got a little weird when we did the Giancarlo

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: At least it wasn’t (insert shape) then watched Doug Fister

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: I thought we had fun doing The Giancarlo, must’ve misread the scene…

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Grey: I woke up with a bruise on the inside of my thigh and someone’s phone number in my pocket that I don’t remember getting…..and who the hell was the guy in the ascott?

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Grey: hey that’s the guy with the Ascott, are you saying Tehol is Fred from Scooby?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ha, no, well, maybe

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Grey: our little secret *winks*

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Hehe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: If we all bend over and stick our hands out between our legs, we can hold hands that way, if it’s less awkward

  83. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Hahaha on the clip in the Tanaka blurb. Is that shizz real? It looks like something out of Major League. And is the home plate ump really appealing to first on the swing? Great stuff.

    I think that you’re referring to the wrong game in which “Evite” is a legal word. Words with douches? Words with Kardashians? Playing a word game with this guy would be interesting (parental discretion is advised): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GxsGXsVOrQ

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Big Magoo: Haha yea that clip was great. And um, wow, too much of a different kind of F bomb, I couldn’t finish it

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Sorry, should’ve used all caps. DON’T PLAY CLIP ON YOUR WORK COMPUTER

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Big Magoo: I’m passing on breakfast today

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: Kind of simultaneously mesmerizing and repulsive, isn’t it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Magoo: Ha, nice video… Yeah, the Tanaka blurb was real, was a different Kensuke…Or maybe that’s a different Tanaka, I forget…

  84. Queso Grande says:
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    Cain has been KILLING me after I trade for him 2 weeks ago. Trying to make a push to improve ERA & WHIP. Not happening. Will hold him, but what do you think about dropping Pineda for Doubront, Kluber, Porcello or Erasmo, which one?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Queso Grande: Pineda for Kluber

  85. Goose says:
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    Grey – T or F:

    Josh Hamilton is the hardest person to rank in your 2nd half Top 100 post.

    Either he’s gonna be, what, Top 20? Maybe even Top 10…? High up there, basically – crushing it, on a Hamiltonian tear. The Angels get into the race and he brings his season numbers up to career-norm levels, ala Pujols last year.

    Orrrrrrr… he’s not even in the Top 100 at all, he’s a season-long head case, and I keep looking longingly at the stats of guys like Nava and Fowler and punching things. I feel like there’s no in-between.

    Really hoping for the former, as owning him has been a glass case of emotion so far this year. But fear the latter!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Goose: F – lots of tough one. Marlon Byrd. Raul Ibanez. Travis Hefner. I still don’t think top 20 at all though. Or out of top 100. I think you can hedge.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Ibanez, Byrd or Hafner are in the top 100?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Grey: Oh, no way, I didn’t think about that was just thinking about every player ranked. But there still will be tough ones. Cain in? Shark? Iwakuma? Shelby MIller? tough pitchers

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Goose: tough ones*

      • Goose says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        I think those guys are hard to rank too – but not in Top 100. It’s just the variance for Hamilton is so great. He’s *could* be a Top 10-20 player for the 2nd half. And you could rank him at, say, 68 or something – with the potential for higher but risk for much lower. But it seems unlikely that he’ll land in that 50-75 range at the end of the year. With his talent and streakiness (and how he’s been doing lately), he’ll either be way above that ranking, or way below it. Injuries aside, who else can you say that about?

  86. smegma says:
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    Is Pedro Sandoval a good buy low option? Looking to upgrade UT spot – would you trade Crisp, Fowler, Aramis (no way he’s interested) for him?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @smegma: Yea I think a good buy low, not sure about any of those guys though, probably Fowler

  87. Pete says:
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    Drop Cashner for Carlos Martinez? Wait until a start is announced?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pete: Yea I’d wait until he’s in the rotation for sure, but I do think that that is sooner rather than later

  88. EK says:
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    Pick up in which order for H2H pts?

    Chacin
    Nova
    Gee
    Archer
    Nolasco
    Tillman

    • EK says:
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      @EK: Porcello as well

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EK: I’m still a Porcello guy, he’s first, then Nolasco

  89. Endo says:
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    Pick 1 out of the group as a aplayer you would pick up:

    Brett Wallace
    Justin Smoak
    Luke Scott
    Jose Tabata

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Endo: Probably Smoak

  90. Will says:
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    I’m looking for an upgrade at SP (current staff – Strasburg, Greinke, Miller, Cole, Cashner, Erasmo, Lester). Thinking of Miggy for Wright/CC…too much? Hold and hope my current staff turns it around?

    6 x 6 w/ OPS and L

    • Will says:
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      @Will: Forgot to include Shark (oof) in that list

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Will: I’d hold on that one

  91. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Rizzo and Harvey or Goldy – keepers league?
    He really wants schmitd from me.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Natural Born Champs: I like Au Shizz too but I might take that, love Harvey’s career outlook

  92. Mike says:
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    With Chen returning I need to lose someone from: Chen, Hughes, Dubront, Cole, Wheeler, Griffin, Arroyo, Kendrick, Locke, Kluber, Eovaldi. Who is the least valuable ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: I’d say Kendrick

  93. jro says:
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    Made crazy trade Beltran Beltre and Stanton for my Ellsbury, Seager and Sale.

    I have 6 OF now, who do I drop or just wait until the braun news comes out to make a decision. I have rios, beltran stanton dunn crawford and Braun.

    Who do I drop, dunn or crawford. Im lacking speed but Dunn since ive owned in and in the last 30-40 days has been very good.

    If I drop one of those guys who do I pick up Gee, Cashner, Kendrick, Straily

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jro: I’d still hold them all, try to trade one

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        “… Beltran Beltre and Stanton for my Ellsbury, Seager and Sale. ”

        won’t this come back in a follow-up comment asking whether this is a veto-able trade , or collusion , etc ?

  94. Fungazi says:
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    I wonder if Dickey cooks some spaghetti before the game to serve with his meatballs?

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Think he might be hurt. He’s missing the k zone by like 4 – 5 feet.

  95. Jason says:
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    What do you think of Carlos Torres?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: NL-Only flyer

  96. stumanji says:
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    For some reason I found myself watching the Pirates-A’s game last night and Sonny Gray came on in relief. Kid’s fastball is electric and curve is a hammer. I know SSS and 1st time hitters have seen him, etc, but he was making some guys look downright silly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stumanji: Agreed, I grabbed him as a middle reliever

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @stumanji: I watched his inning too, two nice Ks then a long fly ball. Still a ways out until he’s in the rotation and then who knows

      • stumanji says:
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        @JB Gilpin: He actually went 2 IP. 25 pitches (18 strikes), 1 H, 3 Ks. I know he’s far from making a fantasy impact but speaking as just a baseball fan it’s fun to watch raw talent.

  97. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    *slap* I challenge you to a Words With Friends match! I have even been growing a mustache for a week in preparation for this. There are 3 games that I consider myself to be pretty darn good at.

    1. Fantasy Baseball
    2. Words With Friends
    3. That game at Taco Bell where you drop in a coin and try and land it on the bottom most rotating tier. I have won so many free tacos from the San Ramon location that you no longer win free tacos anymore, now it is just a “donate to children’s foundation” game. Lame.

    My username is “OnTopOfTheWord” <—-word not world, if you accept my challenge.

      • JashFath

        JashFath says:
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        @Grey: hehe

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JashFath: I’d beat you both. Can I challenge you too?

      • JashFath

        JashFath says:
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        @JB Gilpin: challenge accepted!

  98. T Moore says:
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    Mr Gray: The MAGPIES could vault into 2nd place in my RazzBall league today!!!… HUMM BABY!!!

    I credit, the return of Mr Jay Wrong for this.. My FFB personal scryer..

    His use of animals for FBB sacrificial prediction purposes sets him apart from the rest of the touters out there today in my book…

    Are you considering having an animal sacrificial alter installed at your office building suites???

    Sure, chickens, oxen, sheep, goats, turkeys and rabbits would make for problems in your high end luxury office complex such as yours…

    The reek from the carcasses out back from the dumpster area would be a problem as well – given the amount of predictions you guys churn out daily… The blood, poop/piss and feathers get everywhere… Your cleaning bills would skyrocket too… The screeching noise levels must be considered . And I would think, it would be problematic to get all them critters into the elevators along with other occupants/clients of the building accessing their offices too – when the critters are alive, that is…

    Maybe, you guys could invest in an urban farm or something???… “RAZZBALL FARMS” has a nice ring to it…

    Know that haruspicy is the next wave in FBB touting … Jay Wrong has proved that over and over this season… He is on the cutting edge (HAHA)…

    Screw all the numbers crunching and toss all those inaccurate computations out the window.. Get yourself some incense for the alter fire, a big flat rock, a good ax and some sharp knifes — lots of paper towels never hurt — and roll up your sleeves and have at it , laddie…

    Believe me, there is nothing like the rush of having vivisected a few living things as the sun rises and the clarity ( and accuracy) that comes with the FBB devinations from the extispicy of those still pulsing and nearly living animal entrails… You’ll never go back to statistical analysis after you’ve tried this – believe me..

    Just imagine, what the lamb’s intestines, lungs and liver of would have looked and felt like when you had done, say a Chris Davis this last spring … WOW!!!!… You’ll never get that type of stuff off any spread sheet I’ve ever read…

    Once you try it, you will never go back, Mr Gray..

    Good Luck…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: HA! Wow, you alleviated your game today…

      • T Moore says:
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        @Grey:

        I always try hard to alleviate … That’s why I’m headed to first place…

        I really need to find the Napoli-s and Reynold-s of the last 70 games .. Power is being sacrificed for speed now… ABs are a an issue with the 2nd tier speed I’m using..

        It is all finding the perfect balance now… And WINS… Have been lucky there lately Nolasco and Nova types… Thank you very much on the Nolasco tout.. Cut him and Nova for Stubbs and Brantly to fill a O spot on this MLB travel day

        And

        I just screwed up playing around on here or ESPN screwed me (know, it has happened in the past)… Had picked up Stubbs for today (now not starting) and had Waiver Wire Brantley for today who is starting.. I made the change… Now, it is saying I didn’t and Brantley has a hit.. Bummer!!!

        I got whammie-ed by RazzBall… AGAIN!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn!

  99. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    RIght on cue for a stint on the Disgraceful List:

    Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News is hearing that there “have been in-house discussions” in recent days about Matt Cain’s health.
    Cain lasted just two-thirds of an inning Wednesday against the Mets and now has an uncharacteristic 5.06 ERA for the season. It’s not clear what ailment the Giants think he might be dealing with or if any tests are planned. For what it’s worth, Cain’s velocity has been fine this season, but he’s certainly been prone to blowup games.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Big Magoo: I saw that blurb. Might be a DL to get a freebie rehab start too

  100. EK says:
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    Pls rank these starts for H2H pts:

    Blanton @ SEA (16.6)
    Hernandez vs HOU (14.3)
    Gee @ PIT (10.8)
    Archer vs HOU (10.1)
    Nolasco vs COL (9.9)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Hernandez, Archer, Nolasco

  101. NWA says:
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    Trumbo for Verlander – which side do you like better. This trade was done in my league where team giving Trumbo only has Lind left on his roster for 1B.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @NWA: Still JV

  102. Scott says:
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    C. Martinez just called up. Is he likely a SP or RP?
    And would you pick up him or Wheeler?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: I think soon a SP, right now RP. I’ll say Wheeler in redraft

  103. vohnie says:
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    Hey Grey, great read as always.

    Rendon or Frazier (in general)
    Shelby Miller or Jacob Turner (for ERA and WHIP)
    LaRoche or Werth (for Power and RBIs)
    Erasmo or Jacob Turner (in general)
    Travis Wood or Bartolo Colon (in general)
    Leonys or Rajai or Revere (for Sagnof)

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @vohnie: 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, Raj

  104. Fungazi says:
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    Salazar is sort of dealing early. Is he just a spot start for someone? Not familiar with the Indians rotation.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fungazi: Just now flipping it on. if he was in my fantasy line-up, this is where he’d implode, right when I tune in

  105. Wake Up says:
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    Forensics are back…went with the circle change grip…..classic Gaudin!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wake Up: I thought it was the screwball grip…

  106. stumanji says:
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    Pls rank in terms of best overall keeper (keep forever at 120% of previous year’s price): Puig $3, Machado $6, Goldy $14, Cespedes $5.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @stumanji: Machado

      • stumanji says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I own Puig. Machado owner isn’t a believer. Would you trade Puig for Goldy at their prices? FWIW I’m probably going to miss the playoffs.

  107. Wake Up says:
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    “If you were still in pinstripes…we could have fixed this with a gift basket” – Jeter

  108. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Danny Salazar looks good, but will he stay up ROS?

  109. Wake Up says:
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    “In my client’s defense, she was gorgeous. Fact! She did have a luscious rack. Fact! She shouldn’t have been just lying around, in a hospital, middle of the week, practically asking for it, when she knew that we were clearly bombed.” – Mitchell Boggs

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wake Up: The judge and jury of Idiocracy would buy it

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @JB Gilpin: so the US Judicial system

  110. Pete says:
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    How does my rotation look for a 12 team H2H league? Is Cashner the next guy to drop? Any moves/suggestions? Pitching runs deep and not much out there on waivers.
    SP-Kershaw
    SP-Greinke
    SP-Kuroda
    P-JoFer
    P-Kluber
    RP-Jansen
    RP-Janssen
    RP-Rodney
    BN-Lohse
    BN-Cole
    BN-Cashner
    BN-Porcello
    DL-Estrada

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pete: Looks fine to me, yeah Cashner is probably the bottom

  111. Matt says:
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    Straily or Eraser? Kinda hoping for better upside — think medlen 2012.

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matt: “you’ve just been erased”

  112. Shane Rawley says:
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    Should David Freese be owned?

  113. AJ says:
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    Most droppable players in order please Myers, Cole, Eaton, Erasmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AJ: Eaton, Cole

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: we not loving the Eaton no more? EYJ better option?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not if Eaton’s not playing

  114. FillyP says:
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    I’m making a run at the championship, Grey!

    What do you think about Medlen + ’14 1st round pick for Kershaw + ’14 3rd round pick. Take it and run, no? 1st/2nd round picks aren’t keeper-eligible in my league.

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you rather swap a 1st round for a 3rd or a 2nd round for a 4th?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          2nd

  115. Carnac says:
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    Well done pairing Yu w/ Joba Rules. Perfect.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac: Hat tip to the Joba Rules from you

  116. Carnac says:
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    15 minutes into a Mrs. Carnac rant about organizing the house, her lips are still moving but all I’m hearing is, “Where is Grey going to rank Wainwright for the 2nd half??”

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @Carnac: Gotta be second round area (14-18 or so). Or does he creep into the first? Hmmm….

  117. nathan says:
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    hi, someone offered me yoenis & iwakuma for my bryce harper.. non keeper 8 team h2h… would you take that trade?

  118. Teddy Heater says:
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    Grey,
    My wife came home with the economy size of Head & Shoulders (Old Spice) combo this weekend. She was like “I saw this and figured you’d like it” Those jEFFIN commercials work! I have a really cool wife, so MLB is running most evenings and Sat & Sun when we’re home. Now we just need to need them to run fantasy ads so she thinks that’s cool!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  119. c0wfunk says:
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    I’ve got an empty slot to fill after giving up on Cashner for a hitter streamer today.

    Griffin, Porcello, Carlos Martinez, Nova, Archer, or Chen for ROS?

    Also please pick n rank the top 3 if you feel inclined.. Thanks again fellers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chen, Nova, Porcello

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @Grey: much gras amigo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: for a minute i thought you meant bruce chen. I almost pissed myself. W.Chen is already owned (as been all year) in the league where i could use pitching improvement and already have Porcello.

  120. Pierce says:
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    Would u trade ur 2 nd pick for beltre? If you had no plans of keeping him

    Or trade ur 4th and 9th for Cuddyer and garza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Beltre

  121. Descartes before the horse says:
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    There’s one everyday that makes me laugh, and today it was the King Missile reference. Classic stuff right there.

    1.) Ike, Plouffe, Rendon: Best two are Ike and Rendon?
    2.) Marte, Puig, De Aza, Eaton, ranked ROS?
    3.)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 1) Rendon, Ike 2) Puig, Marte, De Aza 3) No problem

  122. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    How about lil’ Danny Salazar heh? Heh?! But seriously, nobody’s got a book on this guy? Maybe the Blue Jays don’t, that’s why they’re getting mowed down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could be

  123. HR Grump n Stuff says:
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    Just a note on Taijuan Walker. The Mariners GM noted just yesterday that Taijuan Walker will be capped this season and the story mentions it could be somewhere in the 170-180 inning range.
    He sits at 100 innings currently so anyone thinking that he could provide a boost to your team down the stretch may want to curb those expectations. Even if he gets called up at some point this season he probably won’t see more than a few starts.

    http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=860295-mariners-taijuan-walker-to-be-capped

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  124. Larry says:
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    Keeper league. Who are three guys you are willing to trade Braun for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout, Miggy, Chris Davis

    • stumanji says:
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      @Larry: There’s a lot more than 3…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  125. Doc Ellis D's says:
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    Arenado or Frazier @ 3B ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  126. Carnac says:
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    Jeter’s first AB: Standing ovation. PA blaring Eminem, “It feels so good to be baaaack!” Cheap infield hit. Announcers fawn. Barf.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  127. BootsyBaby says:
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    Pick two, ROS:

    Wei-Yin Chen
    Porcello
    Phil Hughes

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @BootsyBaby:
      Not hughes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Hughes

  128. Mr. Glass says:
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    Would Adam Jones for my Segura be a fair deal I have Reyes or Zobrist to put in at SS, his other OF are Cutch, CarGo(COL)

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Mr. Glass: Yeah, it’s fair. Could always try for Cutch…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  129. AJ says:
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    What side you taking? Stras, Beltran or Ellsbury, Hill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras, it’s fair, depends on needs…

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: I’m trying out Tanaka at 2nd and have 8 pitchers…Stras, Moore, Anibal Liriano , Garza, Cole, Latos and Erasmo… OF Beltran, Jones, Pence, Braun, Puig, Myers, Eaton…but i dunno really like my pitchers but need a 2nd baseman and steals

  130. Long Bawls says:
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    Common used to live across the hall from us…a fact every woman in the building was keenly aware of.

    So with Jeter and Wells in the lineup, we’re calling them the 1927 Yankees because that’s the average year of their birth, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice… Ha!

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Long Bawls: @Grey: Incidentally, you have to be a female between 19-27 in order to have any shot at a gift basket from Jeter.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  131. RTP says:
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    (a) Drop Lind for Headley?

    (b) Pick two OF: Gardner, BJ Upton, Byrd, Torii Hunter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Yes 2 Gardner, Hunter

  132. the hungary hippo says:
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    Trying to get Stanton for my Choo and Locke. Thoughts?

    Could probably get Cespedes, but not sure if I like that trade for him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Stanton

  133. TarmanGotHim says:
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    I can’t believe in asking this but

    Would you drop Andrus for Jeter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  134. Sky

    Sky says:
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    LUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That is all.

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @Sky: I love it when a batty call works out. LUUUUUUUUUUUUKKKKKKKKKKKEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Sky: I was waiting for that, the Creeper is back!

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Sky: yo yo yo, straight of Eugene, a motherfucker named Sky, made batty call with Luke in his eye, he blasts two shots with a few left in the chamber, you better look out this batty call is named Danger!

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Phat old school beat in the back ground.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Sky: word to your mother

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                *arms cross and head tilts to side*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Batty call? I actually own that guy

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Sky:

      is that keye luke ??
      # 1 son .

  135. Duke says:
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    Grey, my staff in a ten team mix roto (OBP & QS) is Hamels, Samardidzja (thanks for yesterday), Moore, Parker, Teheran, Erasmo, Cingrani and Peavy. Top hitting team middle of the pack pitching, 2nd place right now.

    I’ve got offers of Darvish/Headly for Goldy or Sale/Butler for Goldy. Would do either trade or hold? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, hold..>Get cheaper pitching

  136. Mike says:
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    Hi,

    Ok – I can’t make a decision. Starlin Castro is on my wire and cleared waivers.

    I have:

    Erick Aybar
    Alcides Escobar

    Do I drop either for him or leave him as the trainwreck that he has been this year?

    I am a Cubs fan and he has not looked good so far. Is there any hope?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro over Alcides

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  137. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Ouch on the Sky, I have heard about your belligerence, but damn, he’s not the Razzball pegboy?….is he?

  138. chillmodious says:
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    Grey,

    I have two more moves left this week in one of my leagues, and am trying to pick the best two streams of the available options. Right now they are:

    Chad Gaudin @ SD (SON $6.6) – Friday
    Pettibone vs. ChiSox (SON $5.7) – Friday
    AJ Griffin vs. Bos (SON $12.7) – Saturday
    Jon Lester @ Oak (SON $9.9) – Saturday
    Jose Quintana @ Phi (SON $0.1) – Sunday
    Chris Archer vs. Hou (SON $10.1) – Sunday

    Right now I’m thinking Gaudin and Quintana. What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Griffin, Archer

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Thank you… Were you going solely based on SON’s rankings? I ask because the Gaudin matchup is really hard to resist.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @chillmodious: Tough one. Archer’s matchup jumps out, but he’s still pretty inconsistent. Could rack up the Ks in that one though. I wouldn’t start any non-elite RHP against Boston. Lester’s looked very mediocre recently. I try to avoid average pitchers in road starts (Gaudin). Pettibone has a good matchup, but he’s probably the least talented of the bunch.

      Final verdict? Archer and Quintana for me. Could see taking a shot on Lester too.

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Big Magoo: I appreciate your insight here. I neglected to mention that I can’t have two of those guys on the same day, as I only have one ‘streaming spot’ right now. I really wanted to grab Quintana (and possibly hold him through the ASB), but the SON ranking made me clam up and I do like Archer’s matchup and chance at a W. Griffin is the one giving me heartburn, as I could see him being lights out at home or getting 7 ER hung on him.

        • Big Magoo

          Big Magoo says:
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          @chillmodious: Only having one spot to stream changes things. I don’t like any of these options as much as the four options that we discussed yesterday, which makes it more difficult. I like Archer the best, but don’t like Griffin nearly as much as Grey or the SON do. Boston kills righties more often than not, even on the road. The other one is your call. They’re all pretty risky.

          • chillmodious says:
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            @Big Magoo: Fortunately, risk is something I can afford this week (Samardzija owner, so I’m playing with house money until Sunday). Right now I’m going Gaudin/Archer, but that could easily change before tomorrow.

  139. Mike says:
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    Another question …

    Aramis Ramirez or Pablo Sandoval RoS?

    Aramis Ramirez has always heated up second half, but is that being too hopeful this year?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pablo…

  140. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Holy Shnikees, someone dropped Medlen in one of my leagues, am I missing something here? Is he going back to the pen? would you drop Erasmo for him? Why am I asking all these questions and where the HELL is my inhaler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Medlen

  141. no mas pantalones says:
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    Not in a keeper league but having trouble with middle infield. Based on the 2013 ROS tool, I found several players that are available and compared them to those I have and this is what I found…
    utley (ss) – 4.6 (I own)
    dozier (2b,ss) – 4.0
    simmons (ss) – 3.2
    escobar (ss) – 2.4
    scutaro (2b,ss) – -2.7
    asdrubel (ss) – 2.3 (I own)
    aviles (2b,ss) – 1.4
    michael young (2B) – -4.6
    franklin (2b,ss) – -7.9 (I own)

    I own franklin, utley, and asdrubel…we have a 2b, ss and mi, so based on the projector should I move franklin and asdrubel for simmons and dozier ROS. Thank you very much for any advice you can give me…and not trying to suck up, but youre kind of awesome

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem…. I’d hold the guys you have for now…

  142. Alex says:
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    Ride Luke Scott or Tabata? 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scott

  143. Jason says:
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    Drop Juan Francisco or Lind to activate Eaton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

  144. Ziggy says:
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    I have to do some digging and get some pitching help. Which guys do you think would be the best pickups on the waiver wire?

    Chris Archer, Joe Saunders, Felix Duubront, Jose Quintana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  145. YNKEH8R says:
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    Carlos Martinez called up… bullpen help or maybe a rotation spot?

    • chillmodious says:
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      @YNKEH8R: Long relief for now, but he could wind up in the ro-ro before long. Me = Cyclops + Monocle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bullpen

  146. L-Boogie says:
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    Tuiasosopo with a HR in his third straight game today. Please tell me this clown isn’t going to prospblock my Castellanos.

    Would he still start vs lefties if they bring up Castellanos?

    Thanks dude.

    • chillmodious says:
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      @L-Boogie: Tuiasosopo is a prospblock to Castellanos and Tuiasosopo is a cockblock to Manti Te’o.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see Castellanos making an impact this year

  147. Ken Plane says:
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    Is Erasmo in the rotation to stay? If he is, would you drop Cole, Doubront, Cingrani or Nolasco for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  148. No mas pantalones says:
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    Thanks for the advice…also, hefners still available, worth dropping Lynn for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  149. Carnac says:
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    A: Creep and Creeper

    Q: What kind of person still grows a rattail?

    • gareth says:
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      @Carnac: white trash who live in trailers and are married to their sister-cousin. I’m suprised luke scott hasn’t grown one.

      • Carnac says:
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        @gareth: He has one – just saw it!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Carnac: cholos trying to go old school and rednecks trying to train a mullett

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • Carnac says:
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        Can’t believe I didn’t notice it before… my eyes couldn’t get past those mutton chops.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They stop everything

  150. gareth says:
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    Danny salazar. Most strikeouts(7) in an indians pitching debut since luis taiant in 1964 (11). Kid was hitting 99 and had a no hitter going until the 6th. I’m thinking a cingrani like pick up for fantasy if he sticks in the rotation for the second half.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, doesn’t seem likely to stick though from what I’ve read

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: i heard that too. he’s going to force his way into the equation now though. I’d say he’s above both bauer and carasco if any of the regulars (masterdon, jiminez, kazmir, mcallister, kluber) get injured or become innefective.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re such douches…

  151. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Nice start to career for Salazar…did you cover him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a spot start

  152. Carnac says:
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    New game: “YES Network covering Jeter” or “North Korean State TV covering Kim Jong-il”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  153. J Money says:
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    6×6 QS and OPS

    ROS Ryu or Miller?

    Would offering one of them and Choo/Aoki/Brown be fair for Strasburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu… It’s a lot for Stras

      • J Money says:
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        @Grey:

        Miller and Ike more fair? He needs a first basemen

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  154. AJ says:
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    Freakin Rays relievers I tell ya….anywho….time to see Matt Moore high?

    • AJ says:
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      @AJ: sell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For what?

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: just in General since he is currently pitching well, would this be the time to sell him before he starts crappin out..or is he legit moving forward and hold? Redraft

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think he’s a top 20 starter, so depends what you can get…

  155. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Jeter came of the DL faster than any player all year in E$PN. coincidence?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  156. gareth says:
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    Phegley hits a grand salami against the tiggers! Wtb? Who does he think he is – april john buck?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  157. HR Grump n Stuff says:
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    Ogando or Straily? (5×5 H2H)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ogando

  158. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Luke Scott, Chris Johnson, Wilson Ramos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is this a question?

      • Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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        @Grey:
        No I just felt like listing all the scrubs on my waiver wire, yes, which one?

  159. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    See how many moustache themed avatar’s we can get in a row…damnit, I just broke the streak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  160. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Nothing like blowing up your ratios for saves aka Chris Perez (SAGNOF!)

  161. Long Bawls says:
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    Overheard at ESPN Fantasy HQ: “I mean, you look at Jeter, batting .333 just before the All-Star Break. He’s a must-own!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  162. gareth says:
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    Corporate executives. Sheep in expensive suits.

    E – endless

    S- shit

    P- presented just for

    N – new york and boston. Screw small markets.

  163. gareth says:
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    Actually Ny, boston, LA.

  164. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    In a 12T H2h non-keeper I have Frazier and Arenado at 3B–thinking about swapping Ibanez for Seager. Do I hop off the Zombino train or ride it all the way until it explodes like the commercial for Lone Ranger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  165. james d says:
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    How much does Hanley need to show before you respect him Grey? At least giving a write-up now and then to the hottest hitter in baseball would make sense.

    Then again I’ve bought-in since the preseason as it seemed like whatever Kemp used to shed his laziness rubbed off on Hanley. Hanley’s playing a lot more like an Utley, Kipnis, or Kinsler now – incredibly talented but unable to take his foot off the accelerator just a tad in order to stay healthy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He hasn’t been this good in two years and his BABIP is about 100 points over his average…

  166. Shane Rawley says:
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    Chris Carter or Logan Morrison?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter

      • @Grey: because Lomo gets injured every other week or because Carter is better?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carter has 18 homers

  167. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    we are really hitting the dog days man, I need a break from baseball for like a week, I know it’s time when I’ve been spending the last two days on Worldstar watching fight compilations

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: two things i have learned: don’t mess with a pack of black girls and watch out for white guy cheap shots from the side

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha…I concur!

  168. fitz says:
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    Vmart so hot right now, bout time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  169. Eddy says:
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    Having a little trouble deciding on a SS to replace Alexei who apparently suffered a leg injury.

    Hitter-Tron lists Brad Miller as the cream of the crap for the next week. Deciding between Miller, Amarista and Dozier in a 12-team H2H OBP league.

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy:

      Also, thinking of streaming Hefner tomorrow @PIT. SON has him at about $6. Only Pirates to have hits off him are Alvarez (2/3) and Marte (1/3). Everyone else hitless.

      So in this scenario do you stream him because he’s been hot, regardless of SON score?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  170. gareth says:
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    Tried to google luke scott pictures for visual evidence of a rat tail. However I’m on my smart phone and for like the 90th time when typing google I’ve ended up searching “goiter” instead. Both Annoying and disturbing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  171. Shamwow34 says:
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    Have Braun coming back and have to drop a player. Thinking it’s between Bourn, Wheeler, Kluber and Porcello. Suggestions?

    Also, Erasmo is still available, would you drop any of the aforementioned for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler for Braun

  172. Frank White says:
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    I just picked up Ike davis a couple days ago for my utility spot over Juan Francisco. Should I keep him?? I heard that he gets benched against LHP’s.. True?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  173. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Nick Franklin out for a few days. In 10 team H2H with limited moves, I’m worried for next week as I don’t have a backup MI.

    Please rank: Beckham, Dozier, Profar, Rutledge, Grant Green, Brad Miller

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham, Miller

  174. Greyismyhero says:
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    ROS Wei-Chin or Milone? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wei-Yin, Milone at home is tasty though

  175. nyjacobs says:
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    grey – my starlin for ichiro? roto. i have 2 other ss.. accept?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @nyjacobs: i wouldnt,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t like

  176. Pete says:
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    Bench Arenado, Moreland, or Martin today in a points league? Tron says Arenado but Moreland’s been so cold….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  177. fitz says:
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    Erasmo just gave up an absolute bomb to Ellsbury…so conflicted. Wish I didn’t start him, lol.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, he looks fine

  178. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    erasmo,welcome to the bigs

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: he played last year and was str money in h2h playoffs weeks. He’s been here before. Surprised I was first to point this out.

  179. Spencer says:
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    Who do you like better tomorrow. League counts QS,IP,K/9,WHIP,ERA.

    Lackey vs Oak
    Morton vs Mets
    J Williams vs Sea
    Gaudin vs @ SD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lackey

  180. Nathan says:
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    I’m a Sox Fan openly rooting for the Mariners right now.

    It was especially weird when I had Iwakuma going the other night and was openly rooting for the Mariners… right up until the point Iwakuma got pulled in the 3rd inning, at which point I had no more incentive to root for Seattle. And I still caught myself irrationally rooting for them later in the game.

    Fucking my stepsister, indeed.

    • Nathan says:
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      @Nathan: What’s more, I have 3 actual step-sisters.

  181. Wake Up says:
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    and there’s the Ervin Santana that I know and lo-…well, that I know…

  182. fitz says:
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    With his 30th HR of the season, Miguel Cabrera is 1st player in MLB history with 30 home runs AND 90 RBI before the All-Star break

    insane

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        was thinking about offering :
        nava , reyes , luke scott , milone and veras for him
        too much ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @costaricanchata: Too much….crap! Good luck with that massive dumping!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @fitz: I think Juan Gonzalez is the only guy with 100 RBI at the break.

  183. Frank White says:
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    I was looking on my waiver wire for some SP’s instead of trying to make trades. I wanted to name a couple and was wondering what you think. Ubaldo Jimenez, Rick Porcello, Jose Quintana, Dan Straily

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Frank White: Depends who you’d be dropping. Or just stream instead of rostering one of those bums.

  184. FillyP says:
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    What do you think about picking up Eric Young and dropping Escobar if I’m light on speed? The downside is I have to rely on Miller as my everyday SS. Moss is my 4th OF. I’m also weak in AVG/OBP.

    Also.. Eaton over Moss? Other options: Byrd, Stubbs, Reddick, Tabata..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it… Depends on needs with Moss or Eaton…

  185. Jaff says:
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    Need some help picking up Erasmo Ramirez. Can’t decide who to drop. Here are my options..

    N. Franklin, J. Peralta, W. Myers, Z. Wheeler, T. Cingrani, S. Feldman, or C. Tillman

    I’m leaning towards Peralta, but I seem to have an argument for keeping each one of these players.. Need a second opinion, thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

      • Jaff says:
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        @Grey:

        Still think its worth it with his outting today? Didn’t watch it live or anything but the stat line isn’t so great so far besides the K’s.. Though it was the Red Sox..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold for another start…

  186. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Please Erasmo, save us!

  187. Basement Artie says:
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    Eaton just came back, who should I drop
    Quentin, aoki, eaton or leonys
    Thank you kind sir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quentin

  188. Grizz says:
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    gyorko over rendon ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  189. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Been holding Carlos Martinez in my NA slot in hopes when he got the call he is a starter. Well, doesn’t look to be that way. What was the point of stretching him out in the minors? It’s a h2h league, we use holds, but I doubt he really gets many, if any of those. Time to cut bait and find another player for the NA slot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, cut em lose…

  190. AJ says:
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    Just read Brett Lawrie might be moving to 2nd base full time….good pick up? Gyorko, Beckham, Weeks, Johnson available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did you read you read it here cause I wrote it…

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: ohhhh my bad I only look at players of interest…so you rank him higher than Gyorko for 2nd?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, if both healthy

          • AJ says:
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            @Grey: sweet screw shopping for a 2nd baseman with all these greedy owners lol…gonna stash both on the DL and let the better man prevail!! Hahahaha

  191. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    oh shit, i just realized the break is this coming week. Are you writing from Vegas or are we left alone to sit and ponder our teams? Damn, I might have to leave the house and talk sports with actual people

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll have the top 100 rankings and JayWrong will have the top 50 keepers and other writers will have posts… It’s only four days, we’re gonna make it!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: fetal position averted….maybe I’ll go to the beach or bowling

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Beach Bowling?

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: interesting, hey if granolas and college douchies can play frisbee golf, then why can’t i play beach bowling

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ultimate bowling? You just throw the ball wherever…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: I’ll cover a beach ball in urine and let it fly

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Aim it at Erasmo and Dempster

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: taking a DUMPster on the ERAsmo

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA! Yup…Ugh…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: be sure to quote me if you use that tomorrow…..I have Carnac envy

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The blurb’s written already… I can never think about Erasmo again (until the next question about him)…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: how can you write the whole article when the night game’s haven’t happened, I know Rudy comes up with the title’s and you add the meat.

                    So should I hold Erasmo?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I can wrote Erasmo’s blurb once he’s out of the game… Half the article is written already from day games… I’m holding Erasmo, he should get the Astros and Twins next…

                    • we just use Hitter-tron and SoN to figure out what’s going to happen. The real games end too late.

                      much more efficient than last year’s method of Grey and I playing each other via XBox Live…it broke Grey’s heart everytime i got a hit off of Anibal Sanchez

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I’m kidding, just giving you a hard time, I figure you write it while the games are going on

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, most times, depends on the situation…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: sometimes when you’re out for dinner with the cougs you can follow the game happenings in the comments

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, that didn’t make me happy while I was at the doctor and reading the Erasmo comments

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: ouch, I hope it wasn’t the proctologist!….double whammy

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, nope chiropractor… I had a solid celebrity sighting too… I mention it in the roundup tomorrow…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: mmy chiropractor retired :( , but my amazing masseuse referred to her new one…….

                    Was it Alyssa from Los Angeles?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha! No, I wish

  192. NWA says:
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    Tried my Fowler for his Cespedes – he countered with my JUpton for his Cespedes/Nava. Definite no there.

    His other good bats are Cano and Beltre. Would you offer JUpton for Cano or Beltre and Cespedes? I have Pedroia at 2b and Machado at 3b so Cano or Beltre would be UT and Cespedes would go to my OF (3 OF league and I have CDavis and McCutchen). Not sure he’d take it, but should I offer or just decline?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d offer Upton for either package

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey: damn…he just thought my offer was funny and rejected. Would you offer Fowler and G.Cole for Cespedes?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would

  193. Wilsonian says:
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    Juan Fran-Sysco or LoMo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Juan

  194. letsgobravos says:
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    Hey grey…so with Peavy coming off the DL, I’m going to have to drop someone. I have 3 bench bats so I either need to make another trade or drop Adam Dunn or Leonys Martin. Obviously would hate to give away either since they have been solid.

    There’s a guy desperate to uprade at 3b and I have Longo. I’m trying to think of a way to open a roster spot while improving my team despite losing. What do you think of something along the lines of…Longo + Braun + Dunn + Nolasco for Lawrie + Wainwright + Adam Jones?

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: …meant to say, “despite losing Longo.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dunn… I don’t like that trade…

  195. Carnac says:
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    Prediction: Erasmo is pulled after 4 IP and doesn’t even get the conshellation prize.

    • Carnac says:
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      RP Steven Wright comes on for Boston and the Mariners make a Steven Wright reference.

      • Carnac says:
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        EDIT: Mariners *play-by-play guys*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, heard that…

  196. SteveNZ says:
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    Fuck you, Dempster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Add one for me and Erasmo too…

  197. costaricanchata says:
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    there’s a link on the mlb.com homepage about manny , down in round rock .
    a) he’s been helping mike olt with his hitting
    and ,
    b) he’s bald !!

    hope he’s donated his dreads to some cancer kids
    or maybe had them woven into a braided rug , put it up for auction on e-bay ,
    and donated the proceeds to those kids .

    who wouldn’t want a braided dreds-rug from one of the best hitters of all time ?
    imagine what that would be worth on the collectibles market ??
    would look great hanging on the wall next to my one-of-a-kind shower curtain
    woven from honus wagner’s nose hairs .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they made him shave his head… Minor league rules for the Rangers…

  198. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Erasmo does not look good at all.

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: And he gets pulled after 4 2/3…can’t even get a win out of it.

  199. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Erasmo going back down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubt it…

  200. AJ says:
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    And Erasmo keeps getting dinged with Earned Runs dammit…killing my shit!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  201. black & white says:
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    can i drop erasmo for chen? Too soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too soon

  202. AJ says:
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    Awwwww and they are showing Erasmo hugging his jacket tight looking sad….

  203. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Killed by Erasmo and Samardzjia this week…just brutal.

      • Mike says:
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        @Will: thats 3 of us

        • black & white says:
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          @Mike:

          Here, here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  204. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    THE Mariners are GARBAGE

  205. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    THE Mariners are GARBAGE

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      In other news, water is wet.

  206. AJ says:
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    And The mariners relief pitcher Furbush finally decides to be the out after making sure Erasmo base runners score…wow…don’t you guys just hate it when relief pitchers come in and do just as bad or even worse making you sp ER go up!! Happened to me all day today…Erasmo, Moore, and Anibal geez!!!

    • Scott says:
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      @AJ: not sure what you are talking about with Anibal. He gave up the grand slam himself. Only runs that were charged to him…

      • AJ says:
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        @Scott: yea he did my mistake

  207. Prezz says:
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    Ive self destructed my own ratios after the last couple weeks in the rcl.. channeling my inner dusty over here!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  208. TheNewGuy says:
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    Erasmo what was that!?

    Sorry seen all the Erasmo posts above just now, you gotta expect it though.

  209. Carnac says:
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    A tough lesson for Erasmo. Don’t know what it’s like in Tacoma, but in Seattle if you don’t get off the mound cleanly, you’ll be screwed by Furbush.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  210. royce! says:
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    Ouch. These prayer rectangles never work out as planned. Well at least I didn’t start Dempster! Sorry…I know it’s not your fault, Grey.

    On a related note, if my ERA is over 4 in the RCL, should I just give up? Hahaha, joking again–I will never tire of ruining good teams’ overall numbers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still early!

    • Prezz says:
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      @royce!:

      *pats chata on back*

  211. costaricanchata says:
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    compare the stats :

    player A : 56/142 27 8 19 5 .394

    player B : 65/166 25 1 16 2 .392

    one of these guys is a ss
    and one is an all-star ?

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

        Player A is Puig
        Player B is Iglesias

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Grey’s Goatee:

          yep .
          though that was written during the game , while iglesias was 2 for 3 .
          he finished the game batting .387 , thus far , on the year .

  212. JohnnnyC says:
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    How do the Rest of the Season ranks work on this site?

    U guys have Rizzo next to David Wright in the Top 25 the rest of the way?
    Also I checked OPS rest of season ranks. How is Starling Marte ranked higher than Jay Bruce?

    • JohnnnyC says:
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      Starlin Castro over Chris Davis and Crush at 95 the rest of the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should ask on those pages and Rudy will answer you…

  213. los locos says:
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    Ersmo, as stated earlier in the week, 15 ER in last 4 starts in triple A, plus 7 more.. Consider that guy dropped…. Good bye. Hello Ivan Nova

    • Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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      @los locos:

      I’m going to do that same move.

  214. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Erasmo rectangled by ERA!

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: It’s okay, though, Grey. I still have Goldy. ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  215. MasterofGrond says:
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    That prayer rectangle appears to have not worked out so well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a test of faith, or just a crappy day to stream Dempster and bring up Erasmo…

  216. AJ says:
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    Grey have you heard anything about all star Delabar taking over closing duties in Toranto? Cuz he’s available…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Read the post

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @AJ: he mentioned this in today’s blurp (use the little scrolly finger up up up) that Janssen in no danger of losing closer yet.

      • AJ says:
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        @goodfold2: haaa yup I was looking for Delabars name…don’t know didn’t look for Jansen we good

  217. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    I’m not even sure what to do with Erasmo now. 16 team league, so I am hesitant to drop him. I was expecting much more, and or for him to at least look like a decent pitcher on the mound. But, he just looked awful…couldn’t locate, terrible control…was just all over the place. There isn’t anything positive at all I can take away from his start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, the positive is he gets the Astros and Twins in his next two starts

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @Grey: Ah, that is some silver lining. Guess I will hold for now…but not feeling too confident.

        • AJ says:
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          @JoeMorgan’sMustache: yup I hear ya… these are professional ballplayers they can go off any given day

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s hard to after today

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: In a 16 teamer, gotta hang on to him. Boston destroys right-handed pitchers. Better days are ahead.

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @Big Magoo: Yeah, that’s what I was thinking…FA pool is so thin I think I gotta hold and just hope he can get squared away before his next turn. I think something may be off…his 6 walks in his last AAA start were not the norm for him, and then bad control today. Hopefully it’s just mechanical and a quick fix.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @AJ: @JoeMorgan’sMustache: get ready for willy peralta questions flooding the damn place just after and during the break. Whether to stash CarMart or drop Cole, or get so bad we start stashing McAllister.

  218. Wilsonian says:
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    Pick two for the foreseeable future:

    Lackey, Dickey, Hellickson, Josh Johnson, Gallardo, Nolasco, Griffin

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

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: throw Nova in there too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lackey, Griffin (at home), Dickey

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @Wilsonian: Agree with Grey, but I wouldn’t start Griffin against Boston…

  219. Chris says:
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    so uhh… give erasmo another start or drop now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Another start

  220. SteveNZ says:
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    Just trying to hedge against losing Braun in the ol’ H2H (avg and obp).

    Is giving up Panda and Reddick to get Bruce OK? Have Arenado I can put at 3B or I can just play the wire. He has Frazier at 3B and I’m giving him Reddick to fill the RF slot that Bruce currently occupies…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bruce there

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: How about Panda + Reddick for Rios and Donaldson?

        Rios side? ROS Rater has Rios pretty much top 20. You like him that much?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d do that… Yeah, Rios side, not top 20 overall, but for OFs…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Thanks. Rater has him 17th overall by $ value in 12 team Yahoo OBP legaue BTW – should have been more specific. Bruce is 23rd…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I have Bruce over Rios

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: You’d have Bruce over Rios for the 2nd half?

  221. AJ says:
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    So would you drop Erasmo for Cingrani…even though Erasmo has those next starts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Cingrani

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: yes sir Cingrani it is!!

  222. goodfold2 says:
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    i’ve seen you say that for now carmart is only in relief. Well, he appears to have more likely shot at SP than Smyly does. I have Smyly. I’m also in st. louis, which probably gives me a 3 hour window to pickup Carmart. It would also be my last pickup of the week if i did it, i could also save last pickup and say goodbye to carmart for probably rest of year if i don’t pickup now. I could also pickup phlegley for dropping Zunino, as phlegley seems to have job and either homer or K every at bat.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: i could also drop carmona and miss his pretty good situation sunday start, i was likely to drop him at some point after sund start anyway.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        Let me phrase this better. who’s most dropable for the possible RP upside at worst, and at best eventual starter when Kelly f’s up enough times (carmart). Due to being in St. louis i have to act fast if i want to ever get this guy. Not Milone/or Eraser as he gets another chance with good starts.
        Robertson
        Smyly (not gonna start, but has good stats and gets vulture wins)
        Carmona (looked terrible last time, but was great against HOU, who he plays again next)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carmona

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: more of a after july 21st type question is smyly droppable for alex torres or even ollie perez (again).

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Torres

  223. SteveNZ says:
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    Jesus Christ. Now Braun’s on the fucking bereavement list. Gone for the next 3 games. (sorry about the language, Bart)

    • AJ says:
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      @SteveNZ: yup that pissed me off too!! If I would known i would played Myers, oh well Braun may be gone Ros so they say…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Birdog says:
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      @SteveNZ: blasphemer

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Birdog: Yeah, Bart won’t like that, either.

  224. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    4th of spot. Dyson just dropped. Earlier in year i was top 2 in steals. I’ve since fallen to like 5-6 out of 16. I have the same team basically, with Goldy/mccutch/j-up/choo/dj lemeh (added)/ used to have span(now it’s arcia as 4th OF). Arcia has one single all week and is K’ing like he’s brett wallace from april. I need 4th OF for Choo Lefty days. I’ll go back to Quentin when he has road swings. But other than those times do i want
    span
    dyson
    arcia (just try to constantly bench till he gets better again)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Span

  225. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Harper’s been running quite a bit recently. Good sign for the health of his knee. Now about the power…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  226. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    c’mon wilhelmsen, do NOT screw up again.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: is it time for Ollie perez again. He really only allowed 1 single and 1 walk, the other was called for. Looked worse yesterday, had long inning and could be tired. Manager over there is true moron, puts in closer when down by 4 or 5.

      • Goose says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Agreed. Bringing him in the very next day after throwing 36 pitches the day before? Ugh Eric Wedgie.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Goose: even stupider the reason for him being tired was that he was brought in when down a lot yesterday. The Opposite of a high leverage start yesterday, for both perez and kaiser.

  227. SteveNZ says:
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    J-Up’s single and Run doesn’t feel quite so good when your opponent has Freeman.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @SteveNZ: nor does choo’s run/single/steal when opp has phillips and votto.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Hah, I have Phillips and Votto!

        Everything that happens in FBB makes somebody happy…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: This is getting pretty effing tiresome…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        What happened?

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Grey: he has j-up, but is playing against freeman, every time upton has a hit/run today, it’s freeman driving him in.

  228. Pops says:
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    I guess we should have benched Erasimo. I am glad (today) that the guy I’m playing h2h , got to him before me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  229. Birdog says:
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    Best stream for tomorrow, Kluber vs Royals or Gaudin @ Padres? H2H, getting killed in ratios, slightly losing in W’s, even in Ks.

    • Birdog says:
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      @Birdog: and, drop who, if Anyone for the stream. Gee, Erasmo, Cashner, Ogando.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Birdog: likely grey’s gonna say kluber is just more ownable than cashner ROS. But he might be lower on Ogando too.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Cashner

        • Birdog says:
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          @Grey: thank you

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

      • Birdog says:
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        @Grey: done. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  230. Jason says:
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    Hat was a neat little trick. I was sporting a respectable ERA and WHIP and then the magic word – Erasmo! Poof! There goes that.

    • Grey

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      Yup

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: you holding or dropping? In this case I think Kenny Rogers would agree it’s time to fold em and run. I thinks it time to cut rookies out if my diet. Wacha got me, wheeler got me too.

        • Grey

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          Yeah, I hear ya… I’m holding for his Astros and Twins starts after the break

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Jason: i’ve been terrible all week, but until the 4th inning had crawled my way back to winning era…..

  231. Long Bawls says:
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    Braun on the bereavement list for family medical emergency. Interesting, since it’s been years since anybody bereaved anything Braun said about his medical situation.

    • Grey

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      Ha

  232. Grey's Goatee says:
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    CarGo will sit out the ASG and guess who they’ll call to replace him?

    None other than the ManBearPuig.

    You heard it here first, folks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Grey’s Goatee:

      rooting for fat adams

  233. low walk high k says:
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    Does anyone know why Jonathan villar hasn’t played since July 6th? Where’s Evans when we need him? Lol. Oh ya mexico

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I’m not sure..>Stupid family trips… Who goes to Mexico voluntarily?!

      • low walk high k says:
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        @Grey: hahaha ya exactly. Well hopefully my prospect dawg returns soon!!

  234. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Heyward just left the game with a hamstring injury….what a bust. Bought low on this guy in a keeper…I don’t want him anymore!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @Grey: Was lying in the dirt at third base grabbing his hammy. I know the season isn’t over yet, but what a waste he has been.

        • Grey

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          Damn, that sounds really bad…Ugh… Not good for one of our teams either

          • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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            @Grey: I feel you man. Yeah not good. It’s just something else to add to his current terrible season. They updated it at a strain, so we shall see to what degree. I know he is young..but he is quickly working his way to getting added my avoid list…at least for the foreseeable future.

  235. los locos says:
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    when will miggy gonzalez get some love, 1 hit thought 4 so far, 2KS vs. Texas, this kid is consitnent 11 QS, nice WHIP, wish his K/9 will be at least 7

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @los locos: no love from me, he’s making up for my opp’s latos. i was hoping miguel would catch him up with my eraser travesty.

  236. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    espn changed choo’s single to a double, but yahoo hasn’t yet, i need the bases.

  237. Big Magoo

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    Pitch count for Seattle relievers today: Wilhelmsen – 38, Perez – 30, Furbush – 47. Wilhelmsen and Perez both pitched yesterday too. For all of the save vultures out there in daily leagues, Medina’s the pickup.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Big Magoo: good call,esp for those who would need to do this before like 1:00 am or so.

      • Big Magoo

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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Yeah, that’s why I posted it now. That and I already grabbed him in each of my RCLs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good heads up!

  238. ryanjoe13 says:
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    Aybar, Lowrie, or A. Escobar at SS for the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

      • ryanjoe13 says:
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        @Grey: cool thanks that’s who I’m rollin with currently

  239. Shorty says:
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    In a league where you keep 4 hitters, would you trade Bruce for Anibal and Rizzo? It means my hitting keepers would likely be McCutchen, JUpton, Cano and Longoria (unless Segura keeps doing what he’s done to this point). It may also allow me to replace either Sabathia or Greinke with Anibal as a keeper.

    • Grey

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      Sounds decent

      • Shorty says:
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        @Grey: Would you rather trade JUpton in that scenario, or Bruce?

        • Grey

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          I’d prefer Upton

  240. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    playing against Latos in 2 leagues, have J-up in one. Other than erasmo, nice day here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  241. Big Magoo

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    Latos is pissed about a missed third strike call on Reed Johnson. Total implosion time.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Big Magoo: wish it would’ve been the 5 times in an inning cycle, with single/double/triple/walk/homer. He missed the homer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  242. SteveNZ says:
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    Any sign of Hunter getting ready for the 8th in Baltimore?

  243. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Grey,

    Need quick help.

    I got countered offered

    My: Andrus and Mujica

    For

    Desmond ad Seagar

    I need help w power, my closers are Parnell, Perkins, Uehara and hopefully soon to be Hendrrson

    I seem fine at closer, what would you do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond side

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        @Grey: THANKS!! I figured.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  244. Descarte Before The Horse says:
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    Matt Holliday just pulled a hammy too. Looks like it’s pulled pork for dinner tonight.

    • Descarte Before The Horse says:
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      @Descarte Before The Horse: Anyone know why J-Zimm was pulled after just 79 pitches?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Matt Adams where available…

      • Prezz says:
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        @Grey: speaking of pork…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  245. Bar-nuh-kul says:
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    Grey – you targeting Cespedes for a 2nd half turn around or should I stay away?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d get him if the price is right

      • Bar-nuh-kul says:
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        @Grey: you think his 2nd half will be better than Beltran?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  246. SteveNZ says:
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    Round a nice day off with a dinger now, J-Up…

  247. Tom says:
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    Anyone watching this phils-nats game? 1-1 in the 7th, the nats let j.zim bat in the top of the 7th with 2 outs and a runner on second…he grounds out. The phils manufacture a run in the bottom of the 7th and j.zim gets the quick hook with only 79 pitches after 6.1 innings! ugh

  248. ryanjoe13 says:
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    Holy crap, watching this Braves game and BJ Upton looks awful. Has no clue up there. Time to cut bait? I’d have to start Adam Eaton (or a waiver pickup) until Kemp comes off the DL…

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @ryanjoe13: you’re sure this question wasn’t from like may 11th or something like that, and got lost in time machine. Just kidding. Yeah dump him for anything useful.

      • ryanjoe13 says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: hahah fair point. I was storing him on my bench holding out hope. Forced to use him now that Kemp is on the DL again. Painful

  249. Jason Katnip says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I am gonna drop Erasmo, add Wheeler or Nova?

    thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova

    • Jason Katnip says:
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      Or could hold being that it was best/hottest team in baseball.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’m holding…

  250. Wake Up says:
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    Mipples!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s back…

    • Prezz says:
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      @Wake Up: ith mipple time!

  251. Fenway Fungus says:
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    Adams or Eaton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams

  252. jro says:
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    Targeting, Iwakuma should I? Trust he comes back to some dominance. Have some OF what one do I offer rios dunn beltran stanton crawford braun, what is too much.

    he also has e santana and higher end arm sheild, i like the buy low on iwakuma but sheilds has also been bit off.