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When Jaime Garcia was a kicker in high school for his Flick Football team, he lined up the paper football, just left of the finger uprights across from him, adjusting for the southwesterly wind coming from a student’s handheld fan.  Like it was happening in slow motion, he flicked hard, the paper sailed through, poking the kid’s eye that was holding the finger uprights.  Unfortunately, Garcia also pulled a finger tendon and had to watch from the sidelines the rest of the year as his team marched to the playoffs.  Ever since then, he’s never been able to shake the injury bug, and yesterday he hit the DL with a shoulder injury.  Unfortunately for the rest of us, the Fantasy Baseball Overlord’s hunger for ruining pitchers’ arms didn’t stop at Garcia, and Michael Wacha is out with a shoulder injury too.  Wacha, Wacha, f**ka!  Wacha has a stress reaction on his shoulder, and the Cards are saying no surgery is required, but his fantasy owners may still want to make a Kenesaw Mountain Landis out of Doritos and pray to it.  The good news, Carlos Martinez will now be in the rotation for at least another month.  He went 5 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks yesterday, and I’d grab him in most leagues now that he’s staying in the rotation.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Kolten Wong – Hit the DL with a shoulder injury too; this one he’s been nursing for weeks.  I haven’t seen this many tender shoulders since BBQ Pitmasters finale.  Since Wong hadn’t been playing regularly, I would’ve thought the Cards could’ve put him on the DL when he actually hurt his shoulder, but, hey, what do I know?  I only have a doctorate from the Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston.  Lovely city, bee tee dubs, until that Daryl Hall moved in!

Adam Wainwright – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks as he returned from his elbow issue.  Wainwright 1, Fantasy Baseball Overlord 72, but FBO lost this one.

Jon Jay – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Sat out on Saturday due to a lefty on the mound, but The Federalist has been hitting every day he’s been in the lineup.  Well, except for on Thursday, but you’re gonna quibble yourself into a corner and never pick up anyone.  Loosen up, hashtag jazz hands.

Cody Asche – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs.  For those of you that have been in a coma for the last two months, see Asche is hitting just like I thought he would!  For the rest of you, don’t ruin the illusion for others.  S’not cool, Booger Presley.

Michael Morse – Out with a back injury.  Last week, I said, “I wonder when the bottom will drop out.  I’m guessing around 17 homers and he’s at 13.  Not at all saying that because I don’t own him and I’m trying to jinx him.  Not at all.”  And that’s me jinxing him!  Only my powers are obviously a lot stronger than I even know, since he’s still at 13 homers.

Joe Panik – 2-for-4, 1 RBI as he was called up by the Giants to play 2nd base, or at least platoon there.  This is a big step for Sabean.  Next thing you know, he’s not going to check in on Renteria every time Brandon Crawford looks like he’s limping.  Panik looks like a better real baseball player.  Like one of those guys that gets on base and doesn’t strike out a ton.  Is that my phone?  Oh, I thought I heard boring.  He’s fairly young, so he could develop more power or speed, but right now he looks like a 7/7 guy over the course of a season with a .300 average.

Madison Bumgarner – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks.  You know when you’re feeling particularly lazy and you just line your underwear with fabric softener?  That’s still not as sweet a smelling Bum.

Michael Bolsinger – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  That’s nice, but he has a 4.78 ERA and I wouldn’t touch him with your fabric softener filled gotchies.

Brett Lawrie – Headed to the DL after being hit by a pitch that fractured his finger.  No, this isn’t a broken record.  Lawrie was hit on the hand last week by a pitch and yesterday it was the other hand.  Will someone please put a plastic Elizabethan collar around his head so he can’t hurt himself.

Jose Bautista – Headed for an MRI after experiencing tightness in his leg.  Damn, got almost to July without an injury.  Hoping for day-to-day expecting ugh-to-DL.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-4 and his 24th homer.  For the Edwin!  Which isn’t quite as good as Paul Lynde for the win, but pretty damn close.  By the by, when is Aronofsky going to make a disturbing Paul Lynde biopic?  You know Greg Kinnear has this project in development somewhere.

Colby Rasmus – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and hit his 10th homer on Saturday.  Wanna feel old but less pervy?  The Rasmus Girl is in college.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and a homer on Friday and Saturday.  Bruuuuuuuuuuuce.  Yes, eleven U’s.  He came alive this weekend after a cold streak that felt as interminable as the E Street Band’s Hall of Fame induction.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Maybe now that Brandon Phillips hurt himself (his heel) Frazier will take his rightful place as the cleanup hitter.  Down goes Frazier (in the order)!

Johnny Cueto – 8 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 1.86 as he threw 120 pitches.  In related news, Reds manager, Bryan Price, was hungry around the 7th inning, but couldn’t find any sunflower seeds, so he broke an ‘in case of emergency’ glass that was holding a mint-flavored toothpick.  Dusty Baker’s Toothpick, “Let’s pretend we’re the Padres, call up Mark Prior and see if he wants to try out.  Just for s’s and g’s.”

Yordano Ventura – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  He throws 100 MPH and drops a curve off the table like it’s a penny on your lap while you’re descending in one of those Six Flags Free Fall rides, so my pregunta is where is the ridunk Ks?  I want me some ridunk Ks.  I’m greedy, yo!  (Side note:  Ventura was relieved by Francisley Bueno.  Is that a character from Eastbound & Down?  That can’t be his name.  No Bueno, c’mon.)

Roenis Elias – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.74.  Stream-o-Nator didn’t love this start, but does like his next one at home vs. the Indians.  That’s the truth about our tender Roenis.

Mike Zunino – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer as he hits .225.  I think I’ve figured out a formula.  Prospect hype + Catchers = Fluorescent pipe cleaners.  Hmm, math’s off there.  Was supposed to equal “Don’t believe any hype for catcher prospects ever.”

Brad Miller – 2-for-4, hitting .207, which is obviously a far cry still from respectability, but he was hitting .175 as of three weeks ago, so there’s that.

Alejandro De Aza – 2-for-4, 1 run.  I’ve been hesitant about touting him because I worry about his playing time and he hasn’t exactly ripped the cover off the ball.  He does have speed and power, and has been hitting over .300 in the last week with two steals.  The Hitter-Tron does like him for the next week almost as much as it likes licking chocolate off a socket wrench.

Phil Hughes – 5 IP, 5 ER.  The Regression Fairies dress up ironically as a nun for Halloween, they know someone who once dated Jodie Foster and they will rip your heart out.

Jared Burton – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save as Glen Perkins got a break since he had gone three straight previous days.  Perkins hadn’t gone well in those previous three days and had complained of a sore back a few days prior.  I’m sitting on Casey Fien (not literally) for vulture saves, but if you’re reading context clues or rainbows, Burton could also be a vulture candidate.

Chase Headley – Received an epidural on Friday, which will invariably give birth to an 0-for-24 streak.

Josh Byrnes – Padres fired their GM, which means Omar Minaya will be taking over in the interim.  First order of business, sign 72-year-old Julio Franco!

Andrew Cashner – Scratched from his Monday start.  Some are thinking this means he was traded.  Maybe the Padres got back Rizzo.  Or Julio Franco!

Odrisamer Despaigne – Will start in Cashner’s place.  It’s not clear if Despaigne will stay in the rotation, but it seems odd to call him up for one game.  Then again, this team’s in a state of Minayal so it wouldn’t shock me.  Minaya said, “We are actively looking for a GM.  I am merely an interim one.  Meanwhile, I’m thinking Carlos Delgado can be the player/manager.”  Despaigne’s rocking a 6+ ERA in the minors and looks like a WHIPping nightmare (near-5 BB/9).

Tanner Roark – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  On my team, he now has 24 1/3 IP and a 1.48 ERA and 1.07 WHIP.  Yup.

Ervin Santana – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks.  His ERA was 4.12 before the game, and with this Quality Start it went up to 4.15, igniting the Quality Start vs. Wins debate.  It’s like the Tastes Great/Less Filling back and forth only it’s Wastes Great Pitching vs. Less Thrilling.

Michael Pineda – Renewed shoulder inflammation.  He should’ve let that subscription expire.

Masahiro Tanaka – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. Chris Tillman (7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks) as the Yankees and Orioles celebrated Opposite Day after they retired Mel Hall’s number 13.

J.J. Hardy – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and hit his first home run of the season on Saturday.  Have his brothers finally figured out the case of “J.J. and the Missing HRs?”  If any SS was going to hit like a Nancy, I expected it to be a Drew.

Steve Pearce – 2-for-4, hitting near-.400 in the last week with 2 homers.  Hot schmotato alert!

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the MIA Marlins and his first major league win.  deGrom a pitcher you should own or a streamer?  I’m gonna go with Jacob’s latter.

Jake Odorizzi – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks vs. the Asstros.  Hasn’t it felt like he’s been superb?  He has a 4.29 ERA.  He has been better than that recently — under 4.00 ERA the last two months with a 10+ K-rate and a mid-3 walk rate.  His velocity doesn’t scream Ks, and his walks are a bit wonky at times.  I’d look at him in all leagues if you’re dying for upside, but Saturday’s game was a solid matchup for him and he could easily have a 4 IP, 5 ER bomb his next time out, i.e., Odorizzi to scrambled, just like that.

Joel Peralta – 1 IP, 0 ER and his first save.  I’ve been saying Peralta would get saves, though it looked like it was never going to happen, so, naturally, I dropped him yesterday for Juan Carlos Oviedo.  *dons giant deer costume, wanders into Ted Nugent’s backyard*  Dah!  Well, I re-dropped Oviedo and grabbed Peralta, but I’m sure Maddon has more tricks up his sleeve than Tony Wonder.

Brandon Guyer – 2-for-3, 2 runs.  Member on Friday when I jokingly said Guyer was next up for the three spot in the lineup?  Well, there he was yesterday.  Maddon is pulling names out of a hat at this point for his lineup.  *Maddon reaches into his hat*  Next up for the three hole… A receipt from Lids!

Dexter Fowler – 2-for-5, and his 6th homer, has a .383 OBP, which is top 15 in the major leagues.  Speaking of which, I look forward to Corey Dickerson playing every day on another team next year.

Dallas Keuchel – 8 IP, 4 ER, 13 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA up to 2.78.  Complaining about Keuchel’s start yesterday is some #firstplaceteamproblems, but did he really need to go out for the 8th inning to give up another run?  Astros saving their bullpen for a playoff push in 2017?

Starling Marte – Left the club to go to the Dominican Republic on a personal matter.  Alfredo Simon is in the states, so we can’t blame him.  Anyone know where Ugueth Urbina is?

Jason Hammel – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, which comes after his last two games of:  6 IP, 4 ER and 5 IP, 4 ER.  He’s like the Reverse Odorizzi.  Doesn’t it feel like Hammel has a mediocre ERA?  It’s sitting at 2.99.  Zoinks!  Still, don’t trust him fully, but the Stream-o-Nator does like his next start, and he should prolly be owned in all leagues anyway.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Hey, who’s this new guy pitching for the Tigers?  Anyone have any scouting reports on him?  It’s spelled with a V, then U-R-lander, I think.  Anything?  I can’t find anything on him.  On the for serious, Verlander might’ve fixed the mechanical problem he said was the issue with his previous two months of crizzap.  It could be; I still wouldn’t expect the Cy Young Verlander.

Joe Nathan – 1 IP, 1 ER on Saturday as he blew yet another game, but ended up the Escape Goat.  Probably a stupid decision, but I chose not to pick up Joba Chamberlain because he looked so incapable of being the closer in his one opportunity this year.  On Saturday, Phil Coke got the save.  I’d like to teach the world to SAGNOF, but Coke is not it.

Ian Kinsler – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 8th steal, which comes a day after his 8th homer.  Somebody’s got the good kind of OCD!  My grandmother would’ve also liked me to point out that Kinsler’s a nice Jewish boy.

Miguel Cabrera – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .322.  Though, my grandmother would’ve also said Miggy could be Sephardic.  Basically, it was the first thing she said about everyone.  “Well, you know, they have Jews in Scotland, so Sean Connery could be.”

Michael Brantley – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs.  Brantley eats concussions for breakfast!  Butter up that croicussant, baby!

Rubby De La Rosa – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 2.51.  I wonder if Rubby’s sister’s name is Patty.  Nah, prolly not.  So, Rubby’s looked a lot better than I thought he would.  I have a feeling the other shoe is gonna drop on Rubby and his wonky control from the minors is going to rear its head.  He goes to the Yankees next and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like it, and I can understand why.  See, I speak machine.

Mike Napoli – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (8) and legs (2) as he stole home.  He was the first Red Sox player since Rico Petrocelli to hit a homer and steal home in the same game and the first player ever to steal home with a cigarette dangling from his mouth.

Stephen Vogt – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  He’s not long for a starting job, but he is hitting over .400 in the last week.  Cust kayin’.

Jesse Chavez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.71, but there’s no one on the A’s with an ERA above 3.00 or it just feels like that.  They need to do another A’s movie where they ignore the pitching staff.  Call it Platoonball.  When Platoonball goes wrong?  When you have no one left on the bench and your final hitter in a one run game is a pitcher getting his first major league at-bat, which is what happened yesterday.

Aramis Ramirez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  You see that guy walking down the street, whistling?  He has hitters on his fantasy team in Coors.

Wilin Rosario – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  I don’t own him anywhere because I refuse to draft top catchers, but I seriously have never wanted a guy to get hotter on other people’s teams just so people stop asking if they should drop him.

Anthony DeSclafani – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER as DeSclafani put out a hit on my ratios.  I need WHIPness Protection.

Daniel Murphy – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .298.  I’m so not a fan of Murphy, and I so wish I had him instead of Rough Odor or Emily Boneface or Jordache Mercer or whoever else I’ll have at MI starting tomorrow.

Lucas Duda – 3-for-4, 1 run, and he hit his 10th homer on Saturday.  That was his 2nd homer this week and hitting over .300 in that time as he does The Mashed Schmotato.

Curtis Granderson – 3-for-5, 2 runs.  Since his horrific April (.145), he’s been batting .287 with 8 homers and 3 steals.  I will acknowledge that is perfectly acceptable for a third outfielder in mixed leagues.  I must, I must still increase his possibility of a bust, because he is hitting .186 at home and near-.270 on the road.

Joe Smith – 1 IP, 1 ER.  Had major neck spasms after turning his head to talk to Iannetta.  Fred Sandford would say he could push Joe Smith’s head into dough and make dummy cookies.

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last four games.  He’s still getting benched for lefties, but it hasn’t caused made him to be rusty, Kole.  Or chase down some nutter named the Yellow King.

Matt Shoemaker – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.42.  Has been more than serviceable in his short time in the majors, but I can’t get past how kinda bleh he was in the minors.  The Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like his next start, and I wouldn’t mess with him.

C.J. Cron – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer and now homers in three straight games.  He will start every day for the Angels at DH or 1B.  He has power potential that shows in his 27 homers in High-A in 2012.  Then in 2013 *covers mouth so you can’t hear* and, in 2014, 11 homers between Triple-A and the majors this year (5 in MLB).  No idea what happened in 2013, perhaps he thought his first initials stood for Custom Juice and he got roped into this stupid custom juice craze.  I miss the salad days of fro-yo.  If you’re struggling at corner infidel or just need power, I’d grab Cron, i.e., I almost dropped Hosmer for him, but lost Denard Dawg instead.

Raul Ibanez – Released by the Angels.  He’ll still be paid nearly three million dollars this year.  What a country!  Hey, stop coughing on me homeless person.  Hey, we should lend Paraguay five billion dollars to fix their potholes.  Hey, I can get a sixth credit card with only 18.9% interest!  Hey, I love this new car, nice work, South Korea!

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  1. Henry says:
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    Drop Juan Francisco for Kendrys Morales or CJ Cron? I have Belt on the DL.

    Great write-up as usual!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Henry: should’ve already dropped him for morales, but grab cron now. he’s even been advised to be added over teixiera.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Henry: Thanks! Cron

  2. Jake DuBois says:
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    Drop Porcello for Carlos Martinez?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Nah

      • SteveThePirate says:
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        @Enrique: How?

        • @SteveThePirate: Porcello looked good against Cleveland, so maybe he’s changed something. But his peripherals are not good: xFIP above 4, he’s striking out fewer batters as the season goes on (for the whole season he’s only averaging 6 Ks per 9 innings), and he’s on page for 200+ innings pitched (a level he’s never approached before), meaning he’ll likely sputter even more toward the end of the season or get shut down or have starts skipped, etc. He’s a good candidate for Ws, since the Tigers are a strong team with favorable home park …

          …but you could say the same about the Cardinals. And they’re in the NL and the league’s pitcher-hitting lineups, and the Cards are really good at getting the best out of their pitchers. No innings issue for Martinez since he’s coming from a relief role. Meanwhile, he strikes out nearly 8 per 9 innings (he’ll probably strike out fewer than that as a starter), has better and more consistent peripherals, and he’s three years younger than Porcello and so more likely to improve from week to week.

          I don’t think it’s a small dunk case, and obviously Mike (above) disagrees. But I’d personally rather have Martinez than Porcello — and I’m a Tigers fan.

  3. The Great Zombino says:
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    what happens to Carlos Martinez’s rotation spot when Joe Kelly comes back? Have the cards said anything about this yet?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @The Great Zombino: there’s room right now for both with BOTH garcia and wacha out. as mentioned above.

  4. Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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    Whose the better DL stash, Cuddyer or Myers?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Myers

  5. Hondo says:
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    Grey? Instead of Daquiris,may I pay this year for the therapy Brad Miller has caused you?
    I grabbed him back the last day he didn’t have more drops than adds on Yahoo,and since then he hasn’t been too bad.
    My attorney will be in contact about the Gyorko thing.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hondo: Disclaimer: Not responsible for damage inflicted by middle infield sleepers.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: if we didn’t use our brains and take minor league stats into part of our evaluations, we might do things like (preseason) think dozier was better than gyorko or miller. i’m not being facetious at all, anybody should have thought those 2 were in fact better.

  6. tjw4404 says:
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    I have to drop all of my starting pitchers and only keep 5. Which 5 should I keep for RoS?

    Andrew Cashner, Alfredo Simon, Alex Cobb, Chris Archer, Kyle Lohse, Matt Cain, Yordano Ventura, or Doug Fister?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @tjw4404: follow the better advice of only dropping 5, not dropping all of them and then reaquiring 5. so you are dropping the worst 3. simon will be one of them. cobb/vordano for sure won’t be.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @tjw4404: Cashner, Cobb, Archer, Ventura and Fister.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tjw4404: Agree with Nincompoop

      • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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        @Grey: Bet you haven’t uttered that phrase very often.

  7. Ante GALIC says:
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    Dear Grey et al!

    Gr8 write-up. Here’s how my weekend went. I wrote in a poem – abbb on the first verse and ‘the ever-famous’ aaabbb in the second verse – just for you, all the guys and the four girls.

    It was Saturday night
    my heart was a-prancin’.
    On Kimbrel, on Jansen
    Doolittle a-dancin’.

    Twenty-one points lost, man!
    On Holland, on Chapman,
    Mercy E5 – Grand Slam!
    However, come Sunday’s
    Chapman back with three Ks
    Wilin’s start – really pays!

    I won 2 out of 3 matchups, so where was that guy with the Meatloaf reference from last week ’cause 2 out of 3 ain’t bad!

    Cheers,
    Ante

  8. ram says:
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    I was marvelling when Doolittle came up in extra innings – weird game. Norris injury was weird and he had to be helped off field like an NHL player after a headshot. I have Doolittle and was hoping he wouldn’t hurt himself. I think UU got out of jail recently in Venezuala for killing a guy – another weird story. Baseball has so many great, weird stories. The Eck can tell a story – best color guy in baseball.

    • ram says:
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      @ram: Before Urbina tracks me down, just looked it up – got released from jail in Venezuala in Dec12 – did little over 5 years for ATTEMPTED murder.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @ram: that’s not good for his self esteem, time in prison AND he’s a failure. it’s like that seinfeld joke about why people who try to commit suicide and fail don’t continue to try again and again, since no matter how bad their lives were, they only got worse having failed at even killing themselves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ram: Don’t mention Urbina three times!

  9. RandomItalicizedVoice says:
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    Wow a Lords of Acid reference!

  10. fausto says:
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    Own frieri add joe smith?
    Drop austin jackson for j.d. martinez?
    Mejia or belisario? Hold both or neither? Or who cares they will both destroy your ratios?

    I may have to employ the deer costume in nugents yard… This is what its come to.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yes as a handcuff
      Sure
      Belisario, the latter

  11. Jason says:
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    Drop Chisenhall for Cron? Are the regression fairies dancing around Chisenhall’s head dressed as tiny Tahitian hula girls offering him little umbrella drinks if he’ll forget how to hit?

    • allen says:
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      @Jason: those same fairies could be dancing around crons head too…why drop lonnie baseball..ride till the wheels fall off

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ha, agree with Allen

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Jason: Au Chizzz

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Jason: chisenhall had a good week

      • Jason says:
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        @my sisters friend boyfriend: He did? He hit .227 with just a solo HR. He’s also 5 for his last 32 with only 2 XBH over his last 9 games. Obviously that not a major slump yet, but getting a little antsy about it.

  12. henncoop says:
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    Got a trade offer asking for A Escobar & Betances for his Kuechel & Hamels.
    My trade partner being one place in front of my 3rd place team is quite a bit over pace for starts @ +120 whereas I am @ -22 pace in a league that limits starts to 200. Seemed win/win for each of considering this. I picked up Odor to fill in the my lost Escobar who is now day to day after getting hit by a pitch on Sun.

    I needed a SP upgrade after losing JoFer.
    How did I do?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Looks good. Nice trade

  13. I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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    Wuddup Grey good write-up as usual, just gave up Iwakuma and Arrieta for Bryce Harper, hoping for big things. So i have an extra bench spot now and wanted to see who’s the better SP add ROS:
    W-Y Chen, Volgelsong, Leake, Dickey, E. Santana, Odorizzi, K. Gibson, Masterbaterson, Hahn, deGrom, Bauer?
    Thanks…
    PS thanks for getting my Segura going on Friday, truly you are thou Fantasy Master Lothario (FML)

  14. Rocky says:
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    Grey!

    Dealing with a rash of injuries in my 10 team NL-Only and looking to get your opinion on a trade offer. My team:

    C – Martin
    1B – Votto
    2B – La Stella
    3B – Rendon
    SS – ECab
    OF – Pence
    OF – Heyward
    OF – B. Hamilton
    U – Adams
    U – Dickerson
    BN – Span
    DL – Bryce, Ramos, Arenado
    M – Baez

    P – Stras, T. Ross, Eovaldi, H. Alvarez, Arrieta, E. Santana, Estrada, Vogelsong
    DL – C. Lee, G. Cole, Wacha

    I’ve been offered D. Gordon for Arrieta. A definite must-add? Worried a bit about my pitching staff’s health long-term but also concerned that Arrieta is about to explode. That said, I definitely need an upgrade at both 2B (at least until Arenado comes back and moves Rendon over) and SS (where ECab has been underwhelming), so I’m inclined to pull the trigger. What are your thoughts on Arrieta? Think Dee keeps it up all season long? Thanks in advance!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yup, good trade

  15. Dan says:
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    Hey top of the morning grey-
    I have an alert; Andrew cashner has been scratched from today’s start.
    I was planning on adding him for his two starts

    Out of these w/ two starts who do you like?

    Lance Lynn ( @ Colorado vs Chacin & @ LA dodgers vs Grenike)

    Wei-Yin Chen ( in Baltimore vs Chris sale & in Baltimore vs Chris archer)

    Bartolo colon ( in NY vs a’s vs kazmir & @ Pittsburgh vs Jeff Locke)

    Gallarado ( in Milwaukee vs nats vs j Zimmerman & in Milwaukee vs Rockies vs de la rosa)

    Eovaldi ( in Philly vs Roberto Hernandez & vs a’s vs sonny gray)

    Justin masterson (in Arizona vs wade miley & in Seattle vs King Felix )

    Those are basically it, man in bummed cashner was scratched

    Thanks grey!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Chen

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Dan: None of the above. If you must have those two starts, I’m going with Captain EO.

  16. A-Ram Baller says:
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    I have a log jam at 1st base with Abreu, Pujols and Butler. Have been offered Verlander for Pujols, should I do it? 12 team H2H.

    • allen says:
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      @A-Ram Baller: def no..shoot higher..way higher

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Agree with Allen, you can do better for him

  17. Cabreras Cab Company says:
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    Just lost Lawrie and Wacha to the dl yesterday, shitty I know. Infante or Odor to replace lawrie. Leaning towards odor…. only 6 moves allowed a week so I cant just play whos hot. Thanks in advance, and great work as always!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Infante. Odor still buried in the lineup

  18. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Drop eovaldi for Martinez?

  19. Pub& with a baseball bat says:
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    So u think drop McGee for Peralta? Drop Frieri to grab Peralta? Stupid Maddon!

  20. Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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    I definitely strained my middle finger measuring a paper football TD in grade school. Not gonna lie…even though I should. Went like a million for a million on extra points, though. Because of my own finger speed expectations, never kept my eyes open when it was the other guy’s turn to kick. He coulda thrown it through, and I wouldn’t’ve known. Dangerous game, that paper football! *shudder* My mom didn’t want me playing football, but I sure as heLL did, dammit!

  21. bubba says:
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    For the love of god…thank you for questioning why Keuchel was out there in the 8th inning…or the 7th for that matter…that completely off the wall managerial move lost my fantasy week…couldn’t believe it.

  22. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Need to free up some space so i can stream pitching this week. Drop Hosmer (goldy at 1b) and hosmer blows, Segura or Danny Santana (has been everything i wanted mean jean to be)? Thanks for the input and keep up the good work man.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Santana

  23. Symptom of the Universe says:
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    I hope this Stephen Vogt is just a hot schmohawk at worst and doesn’t lose PT to Reddick soon cuz’ I just dumped Iannetta (who I spent $15 of my dwindling $FAAB$ on last week in a 3-alarm fire emergency to get Grandal out of my sight) for Vogt for $20 FAAB. Iannetta’s
    slash line looks pretty for a catcher but almost nil in counting stats and splitting more with Conger than usual lately. The homer every other week is nice and better than what Grandal did to my AVG, but it won’t pay the bills.

    Got a pitching question though: In my 12-team NFBC league where pitchers set weekly, I am first in ERA with 3.12 and the 2nd place team in ERA (also the 1st place team overall) has 3.15. He has about 75 more IP than my team as about most of the teams do. I am 3rd in WHIP currently though I hover between 2nd-4th depending on the day. The same team mentioned earlier is 1st in WHIP with 1.183 to my 1.2169. His pitchers have regressed some as I gleefully predicted. Muhahaha *evil laugh* :) However, curse my shitty luck/run support, I am 10th in wins with 33 with that aforementioned team 1 off lead with 52. My team is also 1st in K/9 though that’s not a category. I hover between 4th-6th in Ks. I’m 9th in saves with 37 to that aforementioned team’s lead with 55. I have the following pitchers:

    Cashner-2-start next week (Mon at SF, Sun vs. Dbacks) Looks like that’s changed since I saved this in Word and went slumber last night…Cash still almost to that Stras/Sale level for me but I’d do a double take on a 1-start week at Coors unlike those 2
    BFBColon-2-start next week (Tues vs. Oak, Sun at Pit)
    Sale-2-start but I’d start him always on a 1-start even at Coors
    Strasburg-ditto (1-start)
    Gray-listed with one Tue start at Mets, but a decent chance of picking up Sunday start I read if Oak decides to skip the Brad Mills 5th starter guy on Friday after a Thursday off-day.
    Alfredo Simon-2-start next week (Mon at Cubs, sat at Giants)
    Archer-2-start next week according to ESPN/CBS but not Yahoo for some reason (Tue vs. Pit, Sun at Orioles)
    Samardzija-2-start next week (Mon vs. Reds, Sat vs. Nats)
    Quintana-2-start next week (Tue at Orioles, Sun at Toronto)

    Cody Allen
    Qualls
    Rondon
    Frieri

    Given my team’s situation mentioned above, 9 pitching spots, and all these 2-starters, I might punt saves for a week despite being behind. Frieri wasn’t starting for me regardless and his days on my team are probably numbered (would have dumped him this week if I was psychic and could have predicted Joe Smith would only go for $6 in my league and here I was trying to be fiscally responsible LOL that Vogt was too much to resist though the As have the magic touch with C-eligible players this year!). I had Cody Allen in lineup and Quintana odd-man out but that Jays road-matchup doesn’t look as bad with Joey Bats and Lawrie potentially out. Would you punt saves for a week if you were in my position and start all 9 starters to try and make big dent in wins and pull ahead in Ks like my staff is capable of? My team has also made up 20 pts of batting AVG in last 2 weeks and is close to being out of the cellar. Mid-pack in R/RBI/SB and rising and hovering between 2nd-5th in homers, 1st place team in that category is ahead of pack by 27 or so. Don’t know
    if I’ll ever get a perfect storm of 2-start weeks like this again. Great write-up as usual!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Sure. It’s just one week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Symptom of the Universe: Cash has a sore shoulder, not starting…Prolly miss at least 2 starts… Vogt’s prolly not staying a starter

  24. John Rubino says:
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    Am I the only one who heard a rim shot followed by a sad trombone at the end of the JJ Hardy blurb?

    As always, thanks for the Monday morning chuckle!

  25. the pillar & the stones says:
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    For H2H pts:
    Streamer drop Odorizzi @ BAL (4.3)
    for
    Lincecum vs SD (14.7) or
    Carmart @ LAD (?)

    Drop Hosmer (Util) or C Santana for Wilin?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Lincecum
      Hold

  26. kyle kendrick says:
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    Lineup locks on Monday… Gausman vs. TB, Heaney vs. Phi & Oak, or Alex Wood (Hou)?

    • kyle kendrick says:
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      @kyle kendrick:

      Also, need a bench bat in case Joey Bats is hurt: Marlon Byrd or Aramis?

      • kyle kendrick says:
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        @kyle kendrick: Drop A. Hill for Danny Santana?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wood
      Aramis
      Hold

      • kyle kendrick says:
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        @Mike: So should I drop Heaney for wood then?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yeah, prefer Wood over Heaney

  27. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    Who’s the next solid stash to pick up? Had Heaney, Wood and Polanco, now have some room to find 1-2 more.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Pitching? Nelson, Meyer, May
      Hitting? Pederson, Baez, Alcantara

  28. allen says:
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    Whos the better add..car martinez or matt shoemaker???

    Thanks for the read

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      CMart

  29. gordon shumway says:
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    Good Day, Good Sir… if I need pitching and my friend needs a 3b, would it be advisable for me to offer my DLed Arenado for a freshly DLed Wacha Flacha Flame?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d rather have Arenado

  30. Whatever says:
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    Hi Grey,

    AL 8 Teamer std 5×5 2C: Kuroda for Machado? What do you think?

    Thanks,

    Whats

    • Whatever says:
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      @Whatever: fyi, the move is to try to replace lawrie while he is on the DL.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Sure

      • Whatever says:
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        @Mike:

        Hi Mike,

        So you think kuroda for machado is fair? Thanks.

        Whats

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yes

          • Whatever says:
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            @Mike: Thank you

  31. In regards to Tyler Skaggs, the Sociopath had this to say:

    “Seems like he came out of his sim game OK, and we’ll see what the next step is,” Scioscia said. “Butch and I are going to put our heads together on that with our medical staff.”

    Put their heads together, huh, to make one really big head?

    Will the medical staff have to perform a Tommy John surgery on their heads?

    I have questions Grey, that only you can answer.. HA!

  32. stynyr says:
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    Hey Grey,

    10-team, H2H, 5×5

    I got Cingrani in my N/A slot and now have an open slot with Wacha to the DL.

    Wade Davis, Colin McHugh, Gausman, Elias, Hendeson Alvarez,Carlos Martinez, are all available. Who do I pick up to take Wacha’s place and should I just outright drop Cingrani?

    • stynyr says:
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      @stynyr: Fuck that convoluted mess.

      Who should I grab to replace Wacha?

      Wade Davis, Colin McHugh, Gausman, Elias, Hendeson Alvarez, Carlos Martinez

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @stynyr: Gausman

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Alvarez

      • stynyr says:
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        @Mike: As I went to pick Alvarez up, he was picked up by someone else.

        Who would you take next?

  33. Your Hosmer for Cron temptation has me considering the same for Singleton. Wasn’t expecting .275 avg, but also was not expecting Mendoza line contact rates. Give Singleton more time? Or will the fustrating as all hell (also a Calhoun owner) Sosciopath give Cron consistent PT to outproduce the sloooow developing Singleton?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Sure. No need to wait on Singleton in a redraft.

  34. Jon says:
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    Beckham or Odor to replace Lawrie?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Beckham

  35. Jon says:
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    Sit/start:

    Eovaldi @ PHI (SON $5.6)
    Stroman vs NYY ($9.1)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Start both

  36. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    Another owner asking me about Polanco. Thinking about offering Andrus/Polanco for Hanley, and using D-Span to fillin for Polanco. Good move?

  37. Big League Choo says:
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    Need a fill in for Joey Bats with TBs and BBs added….limited move league

    pick one Fowler/Lisperer/Eaton/Scooter/Calhoun/Cron

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Fowler

  38. Raul Mondesi says:
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    Sup Grey, would you drop any of these 3 in ROS:

    McHugh, Roark, Phil Hughes
    for
    A. Wood, Odorizzi?

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d drop any of those three for Wood

  39. Erik says:
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    Who do you like better ROS and for a keeper league: Mercer or Odor? Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Odor

  40. EJ says:
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    Great stuff Grey!
    14 Team 5×5 roto
    Drop Singleton for Cron? Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EJ: Thanks! Sure, Cron

  41. EJ says:
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    Grey, one more quick question….I saw Pearce (your Hot schmotato alert) and have been watching Machado do nothing (except last night when I sat him)….is Pearce worth picking up to drop Machado? I have Zimmerman too for 3B, but he has been pretty meh lately too. Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      don’t drop Machado

  42. Hi Grey, fellow Razzballers:

    Any argument to be made for dropping Kendrys for Cron or Pearce? Kendrys’ slow start is frustrating me. It’s for the UTIL spot and as a backup to Rizzo at 1B.

    Also, do you think any of Joe Smith, NRamirez, or McGee are completely off the radar for save chances? I’m desperate for saves and holding all three (along with Belisario and Doolittle) but could use the roster spot to grab either Cron or Pearce without dropping Kendrys.

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I could see swapping Kendrys and Cron

      Those guys could still be in the mix for saves at some point if you are desperate

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Enrique: Hold on Kendrys and drop McGee.

  43. Lt says:
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    Great work as always Grey. Saw Carlos Beltran on waivers and wondered should he be owned in 12 team h2h roto leagues being close to playing in the field again? Also lost Skaggs to the DL, Floyd to being a injury destined brave and Pomeranz to a chair or wall or something idiotic. Got another prize piece to hold like I did with Heaney? Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Beltran is borderline

      Meyer, Pederson, May, Alcantara, Baez, Nelson in no particular order

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: Thanks! Agree with Mike

  44. Also, is Carlos Martinez a better bet than Keuchel? Or hold?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Enrique: Hold…anyone else you can drop because Carlos is intriguing

      • @Mello Yello: I agree … I’m intrigued as well. But I don’t really have anyone else to drop.

        I have a lot of could-be, would-be, might-be closers (see my previous query, two or three questions above) but barring injury it’s clear Keuchel is my weakest SP (the others are Cobb, Fister, Teheran, and now Alex Wood) and I’m not sure I need more than 5 SPs since we have a 1300-inning limit and I’m already 20-25 innings ahead of pace.

        • Mello Yello says:
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          @Enrique: Man I would think about Ramirez or McGee, esp. McGee, he seems like he’s either third or fourth chair in that committee

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Mello, hold Keuchel

  45. Plumbing4 says:
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    Moustakas or Chisenhall ROS. I also have Bogaerts, I’m just waiting for him to bounce back before I use him everyday so I need another 3B to rotate in.

  46. Awesome Auger says:
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    Whats with all the bra ads in the sidebar? Did the tracking cookie mix up my IP with Billy Butler?

  47. Mello Yello says:
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    I’m seeing Peralta K’ing like two every appearance and I’m thinking I don’t even care if he’s the closer…I mean it would be nice, but give me some of that 10.2 K/9 and him only allowing runs in six out of 35 appearances…come on Maddon, you evil genius son of a…

  48. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    The first MTV video ever was ” Video Killed The Radio Star ” by the Buggles

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      MTV played music videos?

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Mike: Ha…Hard to remember those days right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Old news! No, really, it’s over 30 years ago

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: You just made me feel old

  49. sniff test says:
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    Cron or Willingham?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      WIllingham

  50. 740 says:
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    Wssup Grey, Eovaldi, start or sit?

    Thanks bro

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      start

  51. Wake Up says:
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    Speaking of Ballsinger, I saw Darryl Hall last week…I’ve been wiping with dryer sheets even since…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Have you seen Darryl’s House? New favorite show…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Agreed…great versions of songs on there…

  52. SoSayethI says:
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    Any thoughts on when we should start stashing bundy? Rotowire seems to think he’ll be in the big league club after the all-star break. I’m in a 14 team keeper with Buxton already taking up my 1 N/A slot, so I’d have to lose a streamer to hold him.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I don’t get the “Bundy is going to make an impact this year” stuff, honestly

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: youse guys bundy info should take precedence over other news’ sources. but so far it doesn’t. that’s why all these people think this. probably the same ones that thought matt harvey was gonna be useful this year (because matt harvey said so maybe)

  53. Jc says:
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    Would you drop Reed, Allen or Doolittle for Melancon?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nah

  54. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Grey, come over the dark side. I promise you it’s ok to be a fan of Daniel Murphy, who is putting up another top 50 season so far this year.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sneaky good

    • stonepie says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: one of the most underrated fantasy guys in the last year. a .290 avg, 80+ runs, 10+ homers and 20+ steals has alot of value. guys like him and brantley are always overlooked because theyre good at everything and great at nothing

  55. Five-On-One says:
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    With Wong likely going to the DL, I need a 2B. Players available are LeMahieu, Rutledge, Espinosa, Infante, Odor. Infante has been hot, but I can’t get too exceited about him. Thoughts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Infante or Odor, prefer Infante right now

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Mike: Or La Stella? Sorry, forgot the little guy.

  56. Bterry says:
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    Sure wish espn would add odrismer to the player list so i can get some of that sweet stream action.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t sweat it.

      • Bterry says:
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        @Mike: even with his potential k rate in a stream heavy league? Its a fight for daily pitchers in this league with no aquasition or start limit. Right now i have chasin and roberto hernandez going today with no one left on probable starter list (never is in this league with 5 people streaming 3+ guys a day). Still don’t worry about adding dispaige over those two? Its all about maxamising ip in this league.

      • Bterry says:
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        @Mike: just to give you an idea of how active this keeper league is, there are 6/12 teams with over 200 moves and 5/6 teams without 200 transactions have at least 50. If you dont stream everyday in this league, you dont win. 12 team h2h with benches expanded to 7 and 3 dl spots. Keep 8

        • Peter Nincompoop says:
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          @Bterry: I think your league needs some pitching limits.

          • Bterry says:
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            @Peter Nincompoop: it has def been discussed. It makes for a strange dynamic of playing for k’s and wins or for era and whip. Really, saves is the only pitching category that is easy to predict week to week. Crazyness. Its probably the most entertaining format ive ever played. Within the first minute of game start times for the day, probably ten transactions are made. Its a race to the streamers and sometimes it just backfires. Most teams have at least 3 roster spots dedicated solely to streaming. I personally love it. Keep 8 hitters and get ready to stream race.

  57. Steve says:
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    If you were a betting man, what date would you put your money on Bundy making his first start this season?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sometime in September

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: June 2015? Maybe September

  58. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    In other news for you Grey – Kris Bryant (in case you missed it) has only 3 hits since his call up to AAA. 3 for 16. The good is that those three hits are all homers.

    In even MORE other news – a woman was escorted out of my work place by police late Friday afternoon for streaming herself doing various odds and ends TO herself for the internet viewing public.

    An apparently conscientious pron surfer discovered where she was, contacted us by email and alerted us to the goings on. We thought it was a scam with the link he provided until one of our female associates took the leap and clicked the link to discover that – yes indeed – she was in our workplace and was, shall we say…busy at work. His email to us:

    “…you have a camgirl streaming live pornographic stuff INSIDE your building RIGHT NOW. I wish to remain anonymous with this tip”.

    Yes – he included his name! :)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that’s crazy

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: Did this “Woman” happen to be Dallas Latos?

    • Bterry says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: hahahaha. Just maximizing profitability at work.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: what hell kind of asshole rats on that girl?!

  59. Ollie says:
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    Who would you rather have RoS: LaRoche, Lind, or Morales

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      LaRoche

  60. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Would you rank as SON has on these?
    Lincecum @ SD (14.7)
    Estrada vs WAS (13.1)
    Dickey vs CWS (10.6)
    Vogelsong vs CIN (9.5)
    Miley vs CLE (8.2)

    Any of these a def stream in 12 team H2H pts leagues?
    Leake @ SF (7.2)
    Wood vs WAS (5.5)
    Odorizzi @ BAL (4.3)
    Quintana @ BAL (1.6)
    Cosart vs ATL (0.2)
    Morton @ TB (-0.3)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yes, go with SON

      not definite if under $8

  61. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Someone dropped Allen Craig and even though I own Poohole and Abreu I picked him up to put in the utility slot. He’ll turn it around soon right?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      counting stats, especially RBIS…good pickup

  62. JimY says:
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    Drop Chisenhall or LaRoche for Cron?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold

  63. Wake Up says:
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    They’re illusions…you don’t have time for my illusions up your sleeves, Grey…

  64. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Michael Wacha was just dropped in a league of mine.

    Is he worthy of a pickup, and if so, who do I drop?

    Andrew Heaney
    Nathan Eovaldi
    Wily Peralta

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Heaney

  65. Matty says:
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    Was just offered Segura for Kinsler. Undecided on it. Scooter, Jordache, and Miller seem to be the best 2B replacements off the wire, currently trotting out Santana for SS.
    Also, ROS Asche or Lonnie?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      stick with Kinsler

      Lonnie

  66. Mike says:
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    Second question …

    Brandon Phillips was just dropped to the wire. Would you drop Aaron Hill for him?

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  67. Ron says:
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    In Roto OPB league I currently own Willingham but the others are on the wire. Who for this week and who for ROS?

    Willingham, Revere, Span, Calhoun, Gennett, Rasmus

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Rasmus

      • Ron says:
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        @Mike: And just in case I don’t get Rasmus in the bidding war…who would be your second pick?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Calhoun

  68. GG says:
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    you think Mookie Betts’ time is upon us soon?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      could be. if the pixie dust wears off of Holt he’ll be ready to step up

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @Mike: Immediate impact I assume? His profile from last year and this year suggests he has a very good chance of making a difference.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yup, he’ll be a must-add

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GG: Nah

  69. Wake Up says:
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    According to Smitty and Spuckie and Bobo, JJ Ady has looked just fine…

  70. HoJo says:
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    How much longer do I let Shin Soo Choo rot away on my bench? Thinking of dropping him for Cron, JD Martinez, or James jones can u rank those 3 ROS?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @HoJo: Hold. Martinez/Cron are a wash. Jones is a SAGNOF.

  71. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    These are my starters on one team…

    Doug Fister
    Gio Gonzalez
    Hisashi Iwakuma
    Hyun-Jin Ryu
    Julio Teheran
    Mat Latos
    Matt Cain
    Zack Greinke

    Would you drop Cain for Jed Lowrie – as a utility/bench player?

    If not one of the starters, would you drop one of the following instead?

    Addison Reed
    Huston Street
    Joakim Soria
    Mark Melancon

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold

  72. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Well, I see Casher wasn’t traded and is missing his start with a sore vagina.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      this comment sponsored by Vagisil

  73. Amicrazy says:
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    ? on Rizzo. Any chance he gets to 40HRs this year? where does he rank as a 1bman for dynasty leagues now?

    • Bterry says:
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      @Amicrazy: i am keeping one of posey/cdavis/rizzo. I was sure at beggining of year it wouldnt be rizzo i kept at 1b. Now it is looking like rizzo will be my 1b longterm and posey and davis are going to hit draft. For dynasty, he has to be top 10 1b.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      not sure about 40 homers, but Top 10 dynasty 1B I agree

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Amicrazy: He’s top 5…Not getting 40

      • Bterry says:
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        @Grey: so do you agree with keeping rizzo over davis, posey , and wright?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  74. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey

    Follow your suggestion to trade Chris Davis for Justin Upton

    How do you rank Justin Upton? Around rank 11th of OF and 26th of all players like your pre-season ranking?

    And, Justin Upton over Bruce or Pence? Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Upton

  75. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Need an extra closer in H2H this week: LaTroy (3 vSTL, 4 @MIL), Belisario (3 @BAL, 4 @TOR), Rondon (3 vCIN, 4 vWAS) or Mejia (2 vOAK, 4 @PIT)?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Beli

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: NYM hitting very well lately (not just today either,before that)

  76. Mike says:
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    Is Manny Machado worth consideration if these are my 3Bs?

    Adrian Beltre
    David Wright
    Kyle Seager

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      better off with what you have in a redraft

      • Mike says:
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        @Mike: Thanks! Many times today already! Mike.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no problem

  77. RicoSuave says:
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    Great as always Grey!

    I need your advice… weekly H2H points league I need to start 5 SPs… which 5 should I start

    Cobb vs PIT , @ BAL;
    Fister @ CHC;
    Gio G. @MIL, @ CHC;
    Gray @ MIA;
    Tanaka vs BOS;
    Heany @ PHI, vs OAK;
    Minor @ HOU;
    Stroman vs NYY, vs CHW;
    Wood @ HOU.

    Muchas Gracias!

    Cheers

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      first five

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Mike: Thanks Mike.
        SON has Stroman pretty high, thoughts? I’d probably be better off playing it safe with the first five, right?
        Thanks again Mike… you guys are HUGHE help…

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime, yeah I like Stroman as well, just prefer the first five

  78. Wilsonian says:
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    1. I need to drop one for a little Wood coming out of the N/A slot, who are you dropping:

    JD Martinez
    Singleton
    Archer

    2. If you would lose anyone but Singleton there, would you then dump him for Napoli for a UTIL/bench bat?

    3. What do we do with Pedro? He’s been anemic on offense. It’s a shallow league, and I could find some people producing.

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

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Singleton

      8-team, grab a better option than Alvarez if they’re out there

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mike: Napoli better than Pedro?

  79. dropdabeat says:
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    lester/cj wilson/ ozuna/choo or scherzer/rios

    lester/kluber/ozuna/choo or scherzer/rios

    kluber/cj/ozuna choo or scherzer/rios.

    would you do any of these deals for scherzer rios?

    • dropdabeat says:
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      i meant to say would you do ALL of these for scherzer/rios. I think i would, just wanted another opinion

      • dropdabeat says:
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        @dropdabeat: one more for you, sorry!

        cj wilson/ alex gordon/ shin soo choo/ozuna for sherzer/rios. the guy had bautista/angel pagan, and other OF’s go down so he’s hurtin!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dropdabeat: I’d do all of them for Rios side

  80. gareth says:
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    Which slugger would you opt to go with today for a batty call?

    Mark Reynolds @ Nats versus Gio Gonzalez (hitter-tron $7.8).

    Or

    Juan Francisco NYY at home versus Chase Whitley (hitter-tron $12.6).

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      go with Tron

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @gareth: FranCisco…that’s a fun name to say.

  81. Matt says:
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    Drop stroman, eovaldi or Heaney for Alex wood? Thanks!

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Matt: Stroman or Eovaldi

  82. The Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    I had a dream Rios hit a HR.

    • dropdabeat says:
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      @The Wizard of Oz(una): are we expecting his power to pick up? i’m actively trying to trade for him as we speak

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Wizard of Oz(una): I had a similar one about Fielder and then needed neck surgery, be careful what you wish for

  83. Mike says:
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    If Morse hits DL ..would u drop Belt to put Morse in DL spot..or keep Belt?
    Thx!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Belt

  84. Trading Places says:
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    Which side gets better deal: Felix Hernandez for Ryu and Jose Abreu

  85. bored says:
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    Morales, Span, D. Santana, Byrd, Willingham, S. Smith, JD Martinez, S. Pearce, Arcia…
    14 team h2h points league. (singles, doubles, triples, HR, BB, R, RBI, SB, (- .5 for K, – 1 for CS)
    Current OF are A. Jackson, Castellanos, Dickerson. Yes I am in dire need of OF help. Thinking Span for now and ROS. Still contemplating on whether or not I am going to be able to contend. Trying to trade V-Mart to fill OF hole, not having any luck. If I fall out of contention I will likely grab Arcia if still there. Thoughts/advice? Thanks man.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds like a good plan. Span for now and Arcia

  86. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14 tm weekly H2H, drop any of Espinosa, Odor and Swisher for any of Pearce, Cron and Mercer? These are all MI/CI bench bats for the most part, though I may start Cron or Pearce at CI this week (over Harrison, who’s currently in cuz Francisco’s got some lefties on the schedule) if I pick them up.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Espy for Cron

  87. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Best source for saves rest of season?

    Frieri, Smith, McGee, Peralta, Hawkins or Grilli?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hawkins

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Mike: I have Frieri. Managed to hold on to him all season. Would you drop him for Hawkins?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          nah, it’s not worth dropping him. they are all kind of iffy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @malamoney: I’d take Hawkins over Frieri

  88. Brett says:
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    Weekly league. Start Cashner and hope for 1 start or my other options are Tyson Ross or Matt Cain.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ross…Cashner shoulder is worrisome

  89. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Krispie Creamed:

    (10:23 am ET) Outfielder Chris Young’s “days are numbered” with the Mets, a source told ESPN.com. The report said Young could be cut as early as Thursday, when Juan Lagares is expected to be activated from the disabled list.
    Young is hitting .201 with four homers and 17 RBI in 179 at-bats after signing a one-year $7.25 million deal in the offseason.

    Sorry Grey. I had such hopes for him too. It’s seemed like for years now.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yikes

    • @Moronymous Lohse:

      Mets deny report that Chris Young will be cut

      A Mets official told Mike Puma of the New York Post that the Mets are not considering dumping Chris Young.
      That conflicts a report from ESPN New York, who wrote Monday morning that Young might be released this week to clear a roster spot for Juan Lagares, who is set to return from an intercostal injury on Thursday. Young, 30, is batting just .201/.284/.313 in 58 games this season for the Mets. He’s making $7.25 million on a one-year contract.
      Source: Mike Puma on Twitter
      Jun 23 – 11:23 AM

  90. booya says:
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    Do you think Jimmy Nelson is coming up this week?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      not sure about this week. Estrada getting another start it appears…

  91. Ross says:
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    Not entirely sure what to do with Victor Martinez. Do I attempt to sell high, or just hold and deal with the inevitable end of his power surge?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sell high

  92. gareth says:
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    Re: the batty call – Kid A just grabbed Francisco so I guess im going with Reynolds!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      makes it easier to choose!

    • Kid A says:
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      @gareth:

      Getting easily distracted by shoelaces and rolled up balls of tinfoil makes you slow to the wire.

      • gareth says:
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        @Kid A: it was actually the laser pointer this time. Curse that red dot!

  93. Zach says:
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    16 team Dynasty League. My pitching staff and lineup are pretty even, no glaring need in either.

    Would you give up Hughes and Choo for Heyward?

    Points league, fairly standard settings. Looking to definitely win it this year, but long term obviously still a consideration.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yes

  94. LAmont says:
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    Grey, trying to win my league this year but not give away the farm that is my keepers for next season. Would you trade Taveras, Melky, Mookie Betts and Yordano (all $1) for Wainwright, Rizzo and Miggy Cabrera ($34, $20, $49). I am 5th out of 14 and want to get ahead of the trade barrage come all-star break that always happens with bad teams to good ones. Still have Pederson, Puig, Springer and Altuve to keep for next year.
    6X6 OBP 14 team roto league.
    thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup. that’s a good win-now trade

  95. Hulkster says:
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    Do you still see Singleton as an elite prospect, above and beyond Castellanos? We have to start a rookie, and we’re also able to protect prospects under a different category than normal keepers. Would you give up Fister for Singleton or Castellanos (rookie/prospect)? Or Odorizzi (rookie) for Castellanos? I just picked up Heaney as a rookie pitcher.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Hulkster: Definitely don’t give up Fister at all…I’m not huge on Odorizzi, and Castellanos (who right now has to be ahead on Singleton) has some flexibility with 3B/OF eligibility

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      rather give Odorizzi for Casty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hulkster: Agree with Mike… What’s changed about Singleton? Cause he’s 0-for-last-12?

      • Hulkster says:
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        @Grey: So you think Castellanos is a better prospect thank Singleton? Or are you saying trust in Singleton and ignore the small sample size? The guy is much more willing to give up Castellanos so the price is much lower.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Singleton better…

          • Hulkster says:
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            @Grey: K, thought so thanks everyone. I do too, but his asking price is pretty sky high. Might go for Castellanos if the price is low enough. I like what Odorizzi has done for me lately, but with Heaney waiting in the wings, I can afford to give him up.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  96. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Have Prado at 2B. Not performing at a great level, but I expect his production to get better.

    On my bench I am holding Aaron Hill, but he hasn’t cracked my lineup. Would you drop him to stash Betts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      probably not quite time yet, but if Hill is just rotting on your bench anyway, Betts has more upside

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @malamoney: Not yet but I’m praying for a Mookie call up. As soon as there’s even an inkling of a chance he gets the call, I’m all in (2B/OF eligibility? Whaaaattttt?!?!)

  97. booya says:
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    Pick 2 for 2B and MI slots ROS in keeper H2H league w/ OPS: Howie, Asdrubal, Gennett, Brad Miller

    Moose or Cron?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Kendrick, AssCab

      Cron

  98. Nightpandas says:
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    What do you like more or the rest of the season? Pot or pit bulls? (Lincecum or Buerle)

  99. Mello Yello says:
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    Jimmy Nelson Watch, Day 5:

    Dear Diary,

    Remember how you helped me out with Andrew Heaney? Well fake diary, here’s my next request (Marco Estrada just gave up five runs in an inning…I knew I shouldn’t have asked you to be on my slow pitch softball team!…you are so buying the beers!!)

  100. tank1 says:
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    I was offered A. Gonzalez for C. Davis? Am I selling low here? Should I ask for a throw-in? For now, I’m inclined to reject the offer. Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Davis still

  101. Duke says:
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    Who do you like this week; jake arrieta, Wei-yin Chen, Lance Lynn, Chris archer, bartolo colon or Matt Cain? I’m torn between Cain & colon, thoughts ? Thank you & keep up the awesome work

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Cain

  102. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Aramis Ramirez, Panda or Bogaerts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Aramis

  103. Steve says:
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    I need SP help desperately, my current staff is:

    Teheran, Zimmermann, Bauer, Gausman, Bundy, Erasmo

    Is Cespedes/Bundy a good offer for Cueto/Anibal?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Steve: If that works, be prepared to start dancing on the ceiling like Fred Astaire…or Lionel Richie

  104. Charles says:
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    Always looking forward to this article every morning at work! I’m in a 12 team points league with heavy scoring for pitchers (50 pts per win, -15 pts per loss, ect). Been hit with injuries lately with J. Garcia, Cole and Wacha. Which pitchers should I pick up from the waivers in terms of ranking order and starts for this week?

    Burnett, Arrieta, Wheeler, Shoemaker, C. Martinez, T. Wood, M. Leake, H. Alvarez, Niese, Eovaldi, Bauer.

    Sorry for the long list, but I’m desperate.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Arrieta, Wheeler, Eovaldi

      • Charles says:
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        @Mike:

        Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charles: Thanks! Arrieta, C-Mart, Niese

  105. Drop Balfour for Smith or Perralta? Already got McGee in Tampa…Vulturing ain’t easy….

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure.

      I hear ya…it’s like chasing your tail.

  106. Dan says:
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    J.J. Hardy – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and hit his first home run of the season on Saturday. Have his brothers finally figured out the case of “J.J. and the Missing HRs?” If any SS was going to hit like a Nancy, I expected it to be a Drew.

    Sooooo goood!

    Someone in my league got fed up and dropped Rosario last week. Unfortunately its a 12 team 1 catcher league and Mesoraco has been a monster for me this year. Hold fast or make the switch? I definitely don’t wanna waste a limited 5 man bench on a 2nd catcher.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Rosario more than Mes, but I don’t think it’s a must swap in that format. Good for you not holding two catchers. Internet high five

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Dan: I wouldn’t say definitely…not a bad idea if you can get that kind of help (plus they are both pretty decent trading chips)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: That was Rudy’s line… Agree with Mike

  107. Clint says:
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    Doing well in my 12 team roto league for saves and have been offered a SP for a closer that needs fine tuning with your help.

    My pitchers:
    SP: Kluber, Ventura
    RP: F-Rod, Britton
    P: Shark, Bailey, Belisario, Chamberlain
    Bench: Arrieta, Balfour
    DL: Harvey
    Prospect spots: Cingrani, Salazar

    His SP’s:
    Darvish, Cueto, Felix, Cobb, Minor, Vogelsong, Alex Wood, Bradley, Syndergaard, Wheeler, Odorizzi

    I offered him F-Rod for Cueto as a starting point and he countered with Cobb for F-Rod. Currently sit 4 saves out of the league lead and the guy behind me’s 20 saves behind. My ERA (2nd from last), WHIP (last), and wins (4th from last) are terrible but I’m first in K’s so should I accept that offer or counter with something else?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Cobb for F-Rod is decent if you have other closers

  108. blindnuts says:
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    10 team 5×5

    Lynn and Robertson for cobb…which side?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Lynn side

  109. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Would you trade Verlander for Kluber?
    thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  110. TheShelbySensation says:
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    Belisario or Neil Ramirez?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Beli

  111. boomer19 says:
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    Morning! Hope you had a good weekend. Was offered Cespedes for my Kazmir. Cespedes would replace Stubbs and Eovaldi would fill Kazmir’s spot. What do you think?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      like it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @boomer19: You too! Agree with Mike

  112. SportiveTricks says:
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    Anyone have thoughts on streaming Stroman tonight? SoN is relatively bullish on him, but the Yankees literally owned his little ass by working pitch counts last time.

    • SportiveTricks says:
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      @SportiveTricks:

      Ooops, just saw Stroman queries earlier in the thread. Mike seems to think he’s a good start.

      • Tio says:
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        @SportiveTricks:

        If you need the start, then use him. If not, I would watch tonight. He was really wild in his last start.

        • Joeg414 says:
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          @Tio:
          Needs to only throw his “off-speed” about 10% of the time. Stay with the fast ball.

  113. Fish says:
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    In a H2H Yahoo league with standard categories plus H/OPS on offense and QS/k per 9 on pitching. I just flipped Pedroia/Big Papi for Kinsler/Hamels. Did I do ok or did I shoot myself in the foot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fish: Sounds solid

  114. dropdabeat says:
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    lester/cj wilson/ ozuna/choo or scherzer/rios

    lester/kluber/ozuna/choo or scherzer/rios

    kluber/cj/ozuna choo or scherzer/rios.

    cj wilson/ozuna/alex gordon/ choo for scherzer/rios

    would you make all of these deals to get scherzer/rios?

  115. Bry says:
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    Drop Gausman for C. Martinez?

    Great stuff as always. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bry: Thanks! Sure

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Bry: Hold

  116. Dave says:
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    Good Morning Grey,
    Belt available-My DL spot filled with Harper-Have Hosmer and Craig for 1b-Would you grab Belt and drop Heaney or would you hold? I have six other SP.
    Thanks

  117. Carnac says:
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    To be fair, Dolittle’s minor league numbers as a position player aren’t any worse than Vogt’s.

  118. Sheriff McRawDawg says:
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    C-mart over Eovaldi this year? Long term? Chuch

  119. nick the dick says:
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    Bellisario or rondon for some of season?

  120. in a very deep 5×5 roto league, being offered Whitley and either Ackley or Beckham for my A.Jackson.

    Worth doing? My team sucks, and can use help everywhere. Not a huge fan of Whitley, I feel like the regression is on its way… but I could use another pitcher and feel like Jackson is not gonna rebound.

    I may be able to get all three if I ask.

      • @Grey: If I did, who would you drop?

        Pinto is one, then I was thinking Salazar… cause he is done right? No hope of him coming back this year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Salazar’s prolly done

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Paxton

  121. Tio says:
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    Would you give Stroman to get Verlander in a keeper league? My team is in first place so definitely playing for a title this year. The league also has a weekly starts limit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tio: Sure

  122. Maestro says:
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    My leagues trade deadline is fast approaching – AL only 8 team H2H weekly points – and wanted your advice on a couple potential moves. Counting stats for Hitters: TB, BA, Runs, RBI, SB-CS, BB; Counting stats for Pitchers: ERA, K, W, L, BS, S, QS, Holds

    My Roster (start 10 hitters, 6 SP/RP):
    C – McCann
    1B – Swisher
    2B – Pedroia
    3B – Longoria
    SS – A. Escobar/E. Aybar
    OF(3) – Trout/Markakis/Gordon
    DH(2) – Calhoun/Crisp/Cain/Lind/J. Lawrie/K.Suzuki/Arcia/

    SP:
    Kazmir, Sale, Keuchel, McHugh, Masterson, Holland, Hutchinson, Salazar

    RP:
    Perkins, Nathan, Allen, J. Smith

    The way I see it, I need to improve at 1B and SP. Based on my scoring system, should I make a deal to get either Mauer or Napoli – I’d have to give up C. Allen but would also get back Z. Britton? I’m not counting on Swisher turning it around but continue to hold out hope that Lind can actually stay healthy – I think his stats ROS can be just as good, if not better than Mauer and Napoli. I should have said it’s also a keeper league and could hold Allen over next year and beyond. I finally got to see Britton over the weekend and despite the Yankees success against him Friday night, feel he’s got filthy stuff. Does adding Britton and losing Allen worsen my RP’s?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Maestro: Napoli and Britton for Allen? Of course

      • Maestro says:
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        Thanks, Grey. Do you think Allen is the long term answer as closer in Cleveland? I ask because although the deal is a no brainer for this year, I’d lose a cheap closer in Allen for two guys that are rentals for just this year in Britton and Napoli.

        @Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose Allen if it gets you that package

  123. Big Money Matt says:
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    Drop any of the following for JD Martinez in a dynasty league? Aaron Hill, Gardener, Ozuna, Khris Davis, Danny Santana

  124. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Any insight on Braun’s ankle injury? Any idea how many games he might miss? Gotta set me lineup.

    Any chance of having a link put on the top of the page that would take the clicker to the comment box instead of having to scroll all the way down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @malamoney: There’s already a link there if you read the post to the end

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Grey: Yes. I read the posts to the end, but I come back to the site/post many times a day. That should be good enough.

        Any thoughts on Braun?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No idea on Braun, haven’t heard anything

  125. Chicagifornia says:
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    Drop Oswaldo Arcia or Kendrys Morales for James Jones?

  126. The Big Yabu says:
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    5×5 roto, weekly lineup —
    Frazier (3 games @ ChC + 4 games @ SF) or Ortiz (3 games @ Sea + 3 games @ NYY) at Util?
    Werth (3 games @ Mil + 3 games @ ChC) or Gardner (3 games @ Tor + 3 games vs Bos) at OF?

  127. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Hey Grey, Mike.

    H2H weekly points

    My Lynn/Chapman his Cutch/Pomeraz

    Ws/SVs= 10 pts

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: That’s why I asked. Already pulled the trigger. My pitching looks pretty weak but the vote of confidence was all I needed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  128. Eddie says:
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    Why is Roberto Hernandez so high on the stream-o-nator?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddie: Cause he’s home vs. the Marlins

  129. Halkster says:
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    Current pitching
    Teheren
    Kluber
    Kennedy
    Alex wood
    W Peralta
    Heaney
    Eovaldi

    Drop any to stream or own
    Any of
    Colon
    Martinez
    Masterson
    Estrada
    Walker
    Bucholtz
    Betances
    Or j peralta

    Own 5 closers

      • Halkster says:
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        No likey Kennedy’s k rate and home ball park?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He hasn’t been good at home

  130. Futureman says:
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    Machado’s on waivers in my limited moves points league. How much of an upgrade is he over B Holt ROS?

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: WOW!! Not on the hold recommendation, but that it has really come to that. I agree btw. LOVED Machado last year as an up and comer. HATE Machado this year after that DB Sweeney weekend he had against the A’s. Machado is a total Sweeney!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Total DB Sweeney move

  131. chrisL says:
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    Of these listed…which do you think is worth an add for SP:
    Jarred Cosart
    Kyle Gibson
    Chris Tillman
    Jeremy Guthrie
    Some, all, or none? Thank you

    • chrisL says:
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      @chrisL: 12 team: Keeper league normal 5×5 scoring

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @chrisL: None

  132. Joe says:
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    I got Hosmer, Hill, Rondon, and Joe Smith on the possible cutting block; Cain may join them depending on how he does in his two starts this week, and I’m giving Choo until the break. In a 5×5, mixed, H2H, non keeper, would you drop any of these for:

    Span, LaStella, Aybar, Gennett, Duffy, Wheeler, Gausman, Belisario, Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Hold for now

  133. danny almonte says:
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    Who stays on my roster – Hughes or C.Martinez? My league counts pitching BB so Hughes has been nice.

  134. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team H2H-Points League, (W=7, L=-5, QS=5, Inn=1, K=1, etc., HR=4, 3B=3, etc., SB=3, SO=-1, CS=-1)

    Need a SP. Which deal do you like most?

    (1) Lorenzo Cain FOR Travis Wood
    (2) Pedro Alvarez FOR Mat Latos
    (3) Charlie Blackmon FOR Samardzjia*

    *Blackmon can be kept in the 13th round next year

      • Commish Cauda says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. What if I could get Weaver for Blackmon? Still Pedro for Latos?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Take Latos

  135. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Beckett, archer, mchugh or wood ros?

    Thanks

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: oh. Even over Alex wood?

  136. Abdoozy says:
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    Trade: Khris Davis for Rendon?
    I’m good in OF but weak in the infield except at 1B.
    Rendon has 3B and 2B elig in ESPN, which would be helpful. Current IF is:

    1B Abreu
    2B Gordon (also SS)
    SS Aybar
    3B Chisenhomer (also 1B)

    12 tm H2H redraft 6×6 w/OPS.

    Trade target could use help in OF and Rendon is riding his bench.
    Seems fair to me, just wonder if it’s smrat.

  137. JeF With 1 F says:
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    On one of my Sh*T teams i let Brad Miller out of his room as long as he plays nice with all of his friends….If he shows he can be a good boy for about a month i told him id consider adding him on one of my good teams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: He just needs some positive reaffirmation

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: I told him he was cute a few weeks ago so maybe your right

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  138. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    #firstplaceteamproblems…hilarious. Thanks for the write-up. What is your personal preference on league scoring? Standard 5×5, or, 6×6 with OBP and SLG replacing AVG and QS and IP replacing W? It’s come up to vote in my 10-team H2H league for adoption in 2015. Been sifting through the pro’s and con’s but wanted your, and anyone else’s, opinion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Standard 5×5

  139. Teddy Heater says:
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    Grey, I love that you continue to reference the Napoli picture, Classic! The umpires actually blew that game for Chavez, Gregerson got Napoli on a foul tip strike 3 to end the inning, but the 1st base umpire said it hit the ground and replay showed it was clearly caught. Of course Pedy scored on the next pitch via wild pitch, I needed that W for the tie breaker! We need a term for the umpires blowing it, although this year we are seeing less because of replay, but they’re still there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’m all ears on ump interference term…

  140. Anthony says:
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    Should I trade my Rendon & Longoria for his Kinsler & Arenado. Which side do you like more ROS? (Note: there are categories like XBH, OBP & Hits) Thanks as always!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  141. Long Bawls says:
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    I went to college with Josh Byrnes (and Thad Levine with the Rangers). It’s a tiny Quaker school whose greatest claim to sports fame was an SI article about our basketball team’s record-breaking losing streak. So I think there’s a collective sigh of relief that we can go back to putting accountants and kale growers on the cover of the alumni magazine now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Long Bawls: Haha holy shizz

  142. Matt says:
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    Dropped Heaney for Garret Richards. Good move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  143. Ryan says:
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    Who would you rather have in a dynasty league…tanaka or abreu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  144. Tanakatime says:
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    Have Norris and McCann. Hold em both or drop one for odorizzi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose McCann

  145. blindnuts says:
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    Wright and Lynn for Bruce…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce, it’s fair

  146. Big Money Matt says:
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    Would you trade C. Davis for Rizzo straight up in a dynasty league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  147. Beastman says:
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    Reaping your preseason love of Frazier on several teams, but realistically, can this pace continue all season? Have Arenado and Baez (potential 3B upon callup) on my bench as trade bait but wondering if now is the time to sell Frazier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get, but I think he can be a top five 3B

  148. You can’t start the Gio in Mil today can you? I think if you do it will blow up like Michael Corleone’s first wife….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I would start him if I owned him…

  149. gareth says:
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    Matt Cain home against the Padres. Gotta start him, right?

    If he gets rocked at home in a pitchers park against the worst offense in baseball he’ll become unownable (if he isn’t already).

    The fact that Cashner was scratched should also work in his favor.

    Can we please form a prayer dodecahedron for his start tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yeah, have to start him

  150. Ok so, I pick up Derek Norris the other day, for this week, for my weekly league, and he gets hurt 2 days in a row, jinx??. AND Norris was only gonna get 5 games and 1 lefty all week, so I cut Norris for Russell Martin.

    I also cut Rutledge, who now can’t even hit in Coors as well as making errors all over the place, errors are -1, for Brad Miller..

    Good moves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  151. JP says:
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    ROS, Braun or Longoria? Trying to determine which will come closer to their preseason ranking

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun

  152. Mr. Glass says:
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    would you lose either of Bauer, Heaney, or Eovaldi for Arrieta

    Also i have some dead weight on my bench with Prado, Hosmer, & Zobrist do you see any of them having a strong second half or are either of them safe to drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose Prado…. I’d lose Bauer for Arrieta

  153. Charles says:
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    Thanks for your reply earlier on my post:

    “Always looking forward to this article every morning at work! I’m in a 12 team points league with heavy scoring for pitchers (50 pts per win, -15 pts per loss, ect). Been hit with injuries lately with J. Garcia, Cole and Wacha. Which pitchers should I pick up from the waivers in terms of ranking order and starts for this week?

    Burnett, Arrieta, Wheeler, Shoemaker, C. Martinez, T. Wood, M. Leake, H. Alvarez, Niese, Eovaldi, Bauer.

    Sorry for the long list, but I’m desperate.”

    Your top two choices were Arrieta or C. Martinez. Burnett has a $19 SON for his matchup on Wednesday. I’m now confused on whether I should pick up Burnett instead. My concern with Arrieta is that he pitches for the Cubs and not sure if the offense can sustain leads. I am intrigued by C. Martinez as he is now in the rotation for the Cardinals but I don’t know much about him.

    One last time who should I pickup between Arrieta, C. Martinez or Burnett???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for Burnett this week

  154. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Hosmer or C. Santana for pts leagues at UTIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  155. blindnuts says:
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    Yu had a tuff week…any cause for concern? Do you still like Yu over Sale?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still like him over Sale

  156. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    1. Stream Cain against the Pads tonight? He’s stunk on ice recently, but it’s the Pads.
    2. Good True Detective reference. That and Fargo have been some of the best T.V. I’ve seen in a while.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. I think I liked Fargo even more

  157. gareth says:
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    Batty calling is so random.

    I streamed Mark Reynolds yesterday @ Coors looking for a home run and hoping to avoid one of his many 0 for 4’s, all of them by swinging strike.

    He proceeds to do a James Jones impersonation and goes 2 for 3 with a steal (no counting stats).

    Hey Kid A – lets have a batty call challenge of 3rd baseman tonight: Mark Reynolds versus Juan Francisco!

    If i win I get a bag of my favorite treats. If you win, I promise to mail you a framed and autographed picture of Tehol.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not random

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey:I meant that the Reynolds batty was random. It confused me for a second last night, as alcides was directly under him and I had to check twice to make sure it was Reynolds who actually stole a base.

        I agree that playing favorable matchups is usually beneficial and I’ve had alot of fun doing that this year.

        Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  158. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Jed Lowrie gets the Bo the O the Zack for his play this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  159. chrisL says:
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    12 team keeper league: normal 5×5 scoring:
    Who (if any) would you add:
    Charlie Morton
    Jesse Hahn (SD)
    Wade Miley
    Edwin Jackson
    Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None

      • chrisL says:
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        @Grey: thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  160. gareth says:
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    Maybe I should’ve checked matchups beforehand.

    Mark Reynolds is 0 for 6 lifetime against Gio Gonzalez with 4 walks.

    :-(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pitcher vs. batter matchups don’t play into Hitter-Tron values

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: its a small sample size anyway, so hopefully hes due!

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @gareth: plus even if you were looking at that, wouldn’t a 40% walk rate be a really good thing for a K machine like mini donkey?

  161. Moscowitz says:
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    Grey i asked a question half an hour ago but i think i need to be more accurate. I asked Beckett over Wood and i mean Alex Wood and not Travis wood. So Beckett over Alex Wood?

    Thanks a bunch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz: For the rest of the season? Beckett

  162. Jack says:
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    From the time he comes up drop Hill for Betts in a OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  163. herschel says:
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    @Grey: better start for this week (HT in parentheses):

    Rios (19.9) – 3 vs det, 3 vs min
    Heyward (24.6) – 3 @ hou, 3 @ phi
    Brantley (-6.9) – 2 @ ari, 3 @ sea

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  164. Zach says:
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    These guys are on my bench in my 10 team heh.
    M. Morse
    K. Davis
    J. Bruce
    J. Werth

    I need pitching. Do I drop Morse for C. Martinez or a streamer spot? Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  165. Dan the athletic man says:
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    Corey Dickerson: beast? I’m getting a lot of offers for him in my dynasty league. What can I expect from him next year (and beyond)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a 17/17/.300 guy

  166. ashtray says:
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    Trying to pick up Jayson Werth in my H2H 12 team 7×7

    Looking to offer two of my SPs to free up room for when Cole comes off DL.

    Which 2 do you think would be a good offer?

    Sale
    Greinke
    Cole-DL
    Bailey
    Gray
    Weaver
    Wood-NA
    Archer
    Ventura
    Keuchel
    McHugh

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver/Cole

  167. smegma says:
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    I have a general rotation question that affects whether a SP have 2 starts this week. Arrieta starts on Tuesday and the Cubs have 7 games this week with a double header on Saturday but the SP for the 2nd game on Saturday is not listed yet. It would be Arrieta’s turn in the rotation but they list Arrieta as SP for their next game on Monday of the following week. Will they pull in a spot starter or is there a chance Arrieta starts Saturday night?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It won’t be Arrieta on Saturday

  168. Big League Choo says:
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    deep league with QS/L

    Lose Hutchison for one of Odorizzi, Skaggs, Tillman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi

  169. gareth says:
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    In addition to his daily computations on razzball, Hitter-tron also practices hitting in his spare time:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgrL21We3W0

    At this stage hes more a James loney type singles hitter………

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s his college friend

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: my mistake. I totally forgot that hitter-tron has an actual metallic head and sports a copper wire moustache.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Well, yeah! ~

  170. Matt says:
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    Which side do you like better? Chris Davis, Hamels, Marcell Ozuna, and Derek Norris for Alexei Ramirez, Pedro Alvarez, Arrieta, and Britton…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  171. John says:
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    Carlos Martinez AWOOD Twalker Arrietta rank ROS?

    Pablo or Hosmer ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood, Arrieta…Pablo

  172. Mr. Glass says:
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    100% chance blue jays put Bats on the DL at like 6:59 just so i can replace him in my weekly league lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, prolly

  173. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Aaron Hill or Scooter Gennett?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  174. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Do you like any of these for 12 team pts:

    Quintana @ BAL (1.6)
    Cosart vs ATL (0.2)
    Tillman @ TB (-0.6)
    Shoemaker @ KC (-2.9)
    Morton @ TB (-3.0)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  175. gareth says:
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    Recently Willingham, Arcia and Singleton were mass added and were tearing the cover off the ball. Now they are colder than Arnold Schwarzenegger in batman forever.

    The first two guys have been dropped in my league this week. Safe to drop Willingham too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  176. gareth says:
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    All these questions about Alex Wood:

    Beckett over Wood? Eovaldi over Wood? Heaney over Wood? ect ect.

    It sounds like people are asking if their pitchers should be Crucified.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arwZcw0Ejcc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice link!

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @gareth:

      I dont see the context. Wacha is on DL so Beckett or Wood to take his place? A very valid and simple question when you ask me.

      • gareth says:
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        @Moscowitz: Calm down. There’s no need to get Cross.

        • Moscowitz says:
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          @gareth: Everythings cool…still no context

  177. Thomas says:
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    Drop Hosmer for Cron, I know you said you almost did, but maybe you had second thoughts because you feel like Hosmer will heat up?

    He only has 4 hrs and is batting 2.50ish with 2 sbs. Super let down.

    Might start Cron over Hosmer while trying to sell Hosmer for an arm but the market is kind of dry on him.

    I’m just scared I will regret the Hosmer drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try and sell Hosmer, don’t drop him yet

  178. Hill our walker 2b?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  179. Spring Blake says:
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    Great writeup as always!

    Cron over JD martinez for a bench bat?

    Thoughts on buying low on Jed Lowrie? have a big hole in 2b/SS that needs to be filled.

    rather buy Dee Gordon or S. Castro instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Cron, yes… Gordon, yes…

  180. john says:
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    Am I an idiot for not trading mesoracofor shields because I think Alex wood and keuchel can do similar ros??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Shields

  181. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. bruce/melancon for a jones? ive been holding bruce all season and would hate to miss one of his hot streaks, but not sure if i should cash in while the getting is good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  182. Game of Throws says:
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    Laroche, Napoli, or Singelton ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Napoli

  183. Charles says:
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    12 team points league. Who’s the better 2B RoS? Kendrick, Infante or Gennett?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

  184. rafi says:
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    I’m looking to shed some players because I’m pretty stocked with good guys in AL-Only redraft…

    Got an offer of my Smyly, Robertson, JD Martinez and 5% of our annual FAAB budget for Chris Sale and either Alex Meyer or Joba.

    1. Do it?
    1a. Take Joba or Meyer?

    Another team is offering 10% of our annual budget to me for Markakis.

    2. Do this not the Sale deal and then drop either Suarez, Arcia or Pino?
    3. Do both?

    If I do both my last OF is Arcia instead of JD Martinez. OR Santana with Suarez becoming MI.

    Thanks in advance for your pearls of wisdom.

    • rafi says:
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      @rafi:

      Sale makes me drool but I think I might just sell Markakis & drop Pino or Arcia.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @rafi: Take Sale and Meyer

  185. Jon says:
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    Who should I drop for Gausman? Stroman, Kuroda, Chavez or Eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Stroman

  186. Justin B says:
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    Great article as always!

    Someone got tired of Hosmer and dropped him. I need a stick. Do I go with Hosmer off waivers OR
    Look to trade a 4th closer (i only need 3) – either Addison Reed or Melancon – for Mike Napoli

    Or plan C which is to stream schmotatos like JD Martinez, Duda, etc.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Grab Hosmer

  187. Lee says:
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    5 x 5 using OPS instead of BA 12 team keeper league.
    Would you trade Polanco for Lee and Street.
    OF is Melky, J Upton, Springer. Utility would change from Polanco to Ortiz (on bench now with Pujols at 1st). Based on rules, can only keep 1 FA draft pick, so cannot keep both Springer and Polanco next year, so would default to keeping Springer. Closers bad shape. Frieri, Allen, and Smith (just picked up for Grilli).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should do better than an injured SP

      • Lee says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. His team is awful, and he inherted it this week from a bad manager. He is looking to rebuild, and other than McCutchen who he won’t give up (rightfully so) there is no one worth taking on his team. I will stand pat with what I have.

  188. Puig's Poutines says:
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    “Davis still bothered by oblique” Grey your the man, seriously! i traded that clown saturday after buy sell for Grenkie, i know its hitter for pitcher but i sold low and i’m happy i did cause i KNOW he’s still hurt, an oblique just doesn’t go away, thanks for the sell friday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  189. John says:
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    Trade Harper and Awood for Carlos Gomez? You like rios or gomez better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Got an extra arm whats highest arm u wld give for harper and SP for gomez

        minor keuchel wood ventura Cole

        any or all of these

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Keuchel, Wood

  190. Joeg414 says:
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    Pick one hitter for tonight:
    Asche—– –vs Eovaldi
    Kiermaier —-vs Volquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asche, but I’d look at HT

  191. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Was just offered homer bailey for my Polanco. I’d have Denard span to replace Polanco in my lineup. Accept or hold? I’m going to counter and try to get Strasburg first but that might be a reach.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Strasburg or Bailey, in that order

  192. Wilsonian says:
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    I was just looking for the hot bat to help me out for the weekend, so I picked up JD Martinez to put in at UTIL. Would you dump him for any of the following – just looking for a hot bat, not necessarily long term help:

    Napoli
    Alcides
    Assdribble
    Ozuna
    Rajai
    Calhoun
    Cron

    Or just hang on until the ride gets a bit bumpy?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold him while he’s hot

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: roger. I’ll cuddle him as long as necessary…

  193. John says:
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    Last thought dont want give competitor one his favorite guys lol but give alex wood and mesoraco for perez and fister?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t see the point of this trade

      • John says:
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        @Grey: youd rather have shields

        • John says:
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          @John: See I agree thats why the above trade meso for shields is good but that will put twalker on wire which i fine with then when gcole comes back ill be dropping one of alex wood, keuchel and honsetly no one else to drop so essentially feel like im giving him away. In meantime ill be trying to make a trade and include a sp.

          • John says:
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            @John: I guess reading above is it worth trading mesoraco for shields and essentially have

            perez shields over mesoraco and awood /keuchel

            • John says:
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              @John: cld do keuchel n meso for shields n perez

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  194. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Points league QS 3 points,W 5 points, K’s .5 points,Outs 1 point,BB -1…….i got a good staff but it seems ive been throwing the wrong pitchers out there so I ask…
    Im throwing Cobb and Heaney out there cause they both have 2 starts this week if you can pick 3 out of these
    Madbum vs Cinci and Cueto
    Cueto vs SF and MadBum
    Ryu vs STL
    Ross vs Ari..good at home
    Iwakuma vs BOS
    Minor vs Hou
    Wood vs Hou
    Thanks in advance.

  195. herschel says:
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    @Grey: heyward or dickerson too much to give up for bailey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: which one of heyward/dickerson do you like more ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Heyward

  196. Awesome Auger says:
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    I know it’s a fools errand trying to get in to the mind of Walt Weiss but do you think Dickerson stick around as a starter for most of the season?

    Debating on him as part of a trade and as hot as he’s been I don’t want to scramble to replace him in August/September.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not a starter when Cuddyer and CarGo return

      • Awesome Auger says:
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        @Grey:

        Damn, was hoping for a different answer. Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  197. booya says:
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    Is Teheran for Carlos Gonzalez fair? Which side would you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…Teheran

  198. Prince George says:
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    12 team H2h, points, keeper league: pick up Odorizzi &/or R. Elias and drop Bauer, Skaggs, or Salazar? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar… Odorizzi

  199. Bye Felicia says:
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    Every year I end up drafting D. Jennings, and every year I end up with a worthless turd! Is this guy ever going to live up to the hype? This year’s pre-season cock tease “Desmond added 20lbs in.the off season, look for more homers. (YEAH RIGHT) Worthless…absolute garbino!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I usually fall for him too… Speed and power so sexy!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Batty called him. Let’s hope for a hot one-night stand!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m guessing the nine team league… I batty call the shizz out of him if I could…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: No – the ol’ H2H, actually.

            Thought I won 7-5 last week but got pulled back into a 6-6 tie because of a stat change to my opponent’s Samardzija which meant I lost ERA. Boooo!

            Still 5.5 games clear in 1st though…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, wow, bit surprised he’s available, but I guess that league isn’t that much deeper… That stinks on Samardzija… Boo indeed!

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Nah, only 3 x OF even if they are LF, CF, RF so there’s plenty on the wire and he *has* been pretty crappy..

                Yeah, I have Kenley in that league now and his ratios were awful last week. Gregerson’s blown Hold on Saturday didn’t help either. That was more of a problem than the stat adjustment.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ah, gotcha…

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Grey: Yup! Every season on bended knee! One of these years right…..Haha

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Grey: Yup! Every season on bended knee! One of these years right…..Haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

          • Bye Felicia says:
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            @Grey: he’s been getting unlucky alot this year to his credit. Last night heewas robbed of 2 base hits

  200. Bye Felicia says:
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    Grey,
    Should I trade Polanco for Annibal?
    Leaves me with Bruce
    Braun
    Springer
    R. Zimmerman
    VottO or Miggy UTIlity

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  201. booya says:
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    Is Wheeler for Arenado fair? Which side would you prefer there?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Arenado

  202. John says:
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    Confusing above but again essentially Ill be losing keuchel or wood if I cant trade when G Coles comes back so in my eyes looks like:

    keuchel/wood and mesoraco for Shields and perez? Worth it?

    • John says:
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      @John: And btw now the guy im trading with gonna grab perez Doh!! so he will be gone whether i trade for him or not. Hes been dealing with mauer so I think he just got better.

  203. elosoblacno says:
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    i’m platooning gattis/mccann (basically only slotting in mccan when gattis has an offday/sits) and only hold both because it’s impossible to hit my games played limit with just one catcher.

    that being said, should i drop mccann to pick up alex wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • elosoblacno says:
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        @Grey: thanks gray, that’s what i was thinking i just know someone will scoop up mccann when he hits the wire.

        I should’ve askex, alex wood>odorizzi right? they’re both on the wire

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Wood

  204. Small hands make my Cishek look bigger says:
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    Could someone explain this trade and why I shouldn’t veto it in an RCL:

    10th Place Team – Gives A. Jones, Y. Solarte, and J. Vargas
    3rd Place Team – Gives Coco Crisp, B. Holt

    As a habit, I don’t veto trades. But this is pretty one sided. I have given/received multiple trade offers from both (most fair, all rejected), so I am somewhat surprised to see such a lopsided deal go down.

    Any thoughts welcome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t believe in vetoes

  205. Jay says:
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    I give Andrus I get back bogarts and g cole?

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: ok so to build off of this…

        I’m trying get freeman. Guy wants Harvey Teheran and wood. I say too much BUT. Now that I have cole in the fold I think I may be able to get segura out of him too.

        Would you deal Teheran if replacing with cole?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Segura, Freeman and Cole if that’s what you’re asking

          • Jason says:
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            @Grey: yeah sorry I if I wasn’t to clear.

            My hitters – rosario, votto, kipnis, beltre, andrus, hosmer, stanton, gordon (KC), Khris Davis, polanco

            pitchers – stras, teheran, lester, keuchel, mchugh odorizzi (streamer) wood, carlos martinez (streamer) harvey and Gee on DL– soria, perkins, reed, wade davis.

            i just moved Andrus for Cole and Bogarts.

            trying to get freeman. guy wants teheran wood and harvey

            i want to counter with Freeman and segura, because I shot him down for teheran but he WANTS him. trying to take advantage of soeone’s personal crush on teheran. hope that hels clarify it, but i think the answer is the same.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take Freeman and Segura

              • Jason says:
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                @Grey: cool man thanks for putting up with that explanation.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  206. Chief says:
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    Great stuff today

    16 team head to head

    1 ros at 3b rank

    Dominguez
    Fransico
    Valbuno

    2 1b Ross rank

    Tex
    Singleton
    Cron

    3 no one on the dl, any of these worth picking up for late in the season

    Cudyer
    Meyers
    Aoki

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Dominguez…Singleton…Myers, Cuddyer

      • Chief says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks very helpful

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  207. C4G says:
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    12 team keeper league

    R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP
    SV, ERA, WHIP, K/9, K/BB

    send my Verlander/Perkins/R. Zimmerman for his Braun/Sandoval/Heaney?

    My other closers shat the bed, so I am punting saves.

    What say you, oh merciful Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun side

  208. Carnac says:
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    It’s a 1-1 game, runner on 1st, 1 out. Mattingly pinch hits for Greinke. It is the 5th inning and he’s thrown 62 pitches.

    • Carnac says:
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      Mattingly has the pinch hitter make a sacrifice bunt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      On the other side of the country, Joe Torre sees his iPhone ringing, declines call.

      • Carnac says:
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        HAHA

  209. Burt Macklin says:
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    ROS – Neil Walker or Danny Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  210. frederic kass says:
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    Betts worth stashing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in redraft leagues

  211. tank1 says:
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    Looking for power upgrade. Should I try to deal Rios for Cespedes? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  212. john says:
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    I’ll check back in a week but when cole comes back if I guess….and pending how these guys pitch but who goes keuchel or awood.

    I bot shields low I guess I hope!! Think he be OK.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  213. Mello Yello says:
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    If Zunino hits another homer tonight, I’m officially a genius…like Matthew Berry, except unpublished (outside of Grey’s comment forums and my blog which is essentially a cry for help), broke, and talented (some people need “talented” in their title…me? I get what’s coming to me (Razor Ramon toothpick throw!))

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll be submitting the comments to Simon & Schuster. This chapter is called: Zunino or Russell Martin?

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Grey: Word…good looking out Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No probs

  214. agarthered says:
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    Mchugh or Carlos Martinez?

    and

    Brad Miller or Aaron Hill?

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh….Hill

  215. Tom says:
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    Need to stream in H2H this week. Pick one for tomorrow:
    Heaney @PHI (Buchanan)
    Archer vHOU (Locke)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

  216. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Do i have room for Archer in a points league…
    Iwakuma
    Cueto
    Madbum
    Minor
    Cobb
    Wood
    Ryu
    Heaney
    Fister
    T.Ross
    And Janssen my lone reliever
    My OF and Utility consist of…
    Big Papi
    Khris Davis
    Ellsbury
    B.Hamilton
    Polanco..one of these guys gotta ride the bench each week…..do u see anybody droppable or am i good…i ask cause Archer been pitching really good but without run support..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  217. AJ says:
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    What closer you got Britton or Nathan ROS ? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Britton

  218. Bryan says:
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    Cron or Kendrys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  219. SteveNZ says:
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    Jeez, all the guys I almost batty-called instead of Jennings are doing work already. He better bring me something…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Lind, Francisco, Pearce.

        And opponent streamed McGehee…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Lind – noooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, Lind’s making you regret that no batty call…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Why couldn’t his foot still be sore?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Dr. Scholl’s to rescue…

  220. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Just wanted to say great article, Grey. No lie – there were a couple of moments that resulted in the wife asking me what I’m laughing at, and that’s today wasn’t a first for that. KOKO. (Keep on keepin’ on.)

  221. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Just wanted to say great article, Grey. No lie – there were a couple of moments that resulted in the wife asking me what I’m laughing at, and today wasn’t a first for that. KOKO. (Keep on keepin’ on.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Hal!

  222. Redraft, 7×5. What type of pitcher would be a reasonable value for polanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels maybe, probably Fister-ish

  223. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Cobb smh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaking mine too

  224. Sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h points keeper league

    What combo of these guys should I offer the last place team for Puig and/or Fister?

    Matt Harvey (11th rd keeper), Yordano Ventura (rd12). Chris Dickerson (rd 12). Jon singleton (rd 12). Archer. (Rd 12).

    I’d like to keep Dickerson out if it if possible, but that may be hoping for too much. I need some offense a little More than pitching but, this team is awful so they could use possible everything’s next season…
    Ideas? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You mean Corey Dickerson? I’d offer them him and Archer…

  225. SpecialFNK says:
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    rest of this season. Chris Davis or Anthony Rizzo?
    2015 plus. Chris Davis or Anthony Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo…Rizzo

  226. B_Rich says:
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    I’m trying to move J-Upton in a 15 team keeper roto league. I’m second in HR but I need some serious help in the pitching department (we count quality starts). I’ve been offered a choice of 3 pitchers (Neise, Gio and Roark) and I’m trying to decide on a second option between Matt Carpenter, Jason Kipnis, Jay Bruce, Viciedo. I’m pretty sure Bruce is off the table but I can try right? Should I pursue this and which players should I go with?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce and Roark or trade a lesser hitter for Roark alone… Or trade with someone else…

      • B_Rich says:
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        Is Bruce and Roark for Upton fair? I guess buying low for Bruce would be a good strategy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine

  227. ty says:
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    Would you…

    Drop Heaney for A. Wood and Prado for Rasmus….Trying to tighten up the bench..prado has been meh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  228. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. working on a trade. current offer is this. my bruce/dickerson/melancon for a jones/bailey/balfour/mcgee. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones side

  229. Bunny says:
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    Gilpin ranks Archer much higher than Roark. Like 30 to 80ish. Should I drop Roark for Archer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, I’d hold

  230. Mark says:
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    RIos Cueto for Braun ELias which side
    also have Tanaka and Gray at SP and OF is currently RIos Gardner Ozuna with Yelich on DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios side

  231. SteveNZ says:
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    Being sonavabenched by Eovaldi. Fair enough to sit him though, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You had to in most leagues… I’m starting him, but it’s an NL-Only

  232. Al koholic says:
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    love these stanton steals,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh yeah!

  233. ashtray says:
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    Sale’s been getting hit a bit lately. Just a rough patch or reason to be concerned? They’ve been pushing the pitch count lately…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rough patch, but I’m always worried about an injury with him

  234. ashtray says:
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    Guthrie’s on pace to throw a 56 pitch complete game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  235. booya says:
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    McHugh or Yovani ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh

  236. Scott says:
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    Need a starter in a deep league. Here are my choices.
    Smyly, Koehler, Locke, Morton, Stroman, Odorizzi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

  237. Milarky says:
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    How much more do you value Price over guys like Cobb, Minor, Sanchez, Fister, Kluber, Archer for ROS and next year? I am trying to upgrade my keepers, and Price may be available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a top 15 SP, other guys are 20 to 30

  238. J-FOH says:
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    just got home, screw you Alex Cobb

    • Hulkster says:
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      @J-FOH: Yup, agreed. I just start trusting him again and blammo. Up until recently, not a great year to load up on Rays (Cobb, Archer, Odorizzi, Longoria)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone cover my eyes while Belisario pitches

  239. nick the dick says:
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    Well ive had enough of bellisario. Stuff your sari’s in a sack…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s so effin bad

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: back to rondon i guess…

        • Jason says:
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          @nick the dick: I’ve had enough of Rondon!

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Jason: haha ya i guess i spoke too soon!

  240. Puig's Poutines says:
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    move grenkie for cespedes im assuming yes right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you can do better, it’s okay

  241. stonepie says:
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    who’s next in line for saves for the white sox?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Webb

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I’m gambling on Guerra

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s who I gambled on, but Webb is owned

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: let’s join hands and be right. *dude, put some pants on*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You gotta give me a second with the pants before you grab my hand!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: hey that’s not your hand

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Please tell me it’s your foot.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: *whew* it was just ted’s tail. sorry ted.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: webb has been awful lately

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @J-FOH: it’s gonna be putnam

  242. Damn Reds says:
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    Someone dropped Gio Gonzalez in my 10-team points league.. Do I try to claim?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  243. Jason says:
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    Would you trade Sale (Keeper cost of $20) for B Harper ($20) and either Wacha ($15) or Cole ($15)? If so which pitcher would you want back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Wacha

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: Stress Reaction, what the heck is that? You wouldnt take Cole as the safer sounding injury; hes also due back Saturday?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, I thought this was a keeper though

          • Jason says:
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            @Grey: It is but I want to win short term too. Sale is my ace, will be left with Gray, S Miller, Kennedy, Gausman, and Keuchel if I take Wacha and hes out long term. I know, both are injury risks…

            • Jason says:
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              @Jason: 13 team roto league btw.

  244. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    A lot of people are dropping Singleton. I have him sitting on my bench. Is it time to cut him or should I hold for now? The waiver wire is pretty thin in my league, so there aren’t many sexy options to pick up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  245. Jiggy Nits says:
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    Nate Eovaldi vs Kenley Jansen

    NL ONLY ROTO 5×5

    Fair? close? which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jansen, not that close

  246. SamYo says:
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    I own Seager. I already have Wright as my 3B and my OF is shit.

    My options for upgrading are

    Seager for Marte

    Seager for Holliday

    Jose Reyes for Holliday

    In a vacuum, which one is the best option?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager for Marte if you need speed… For Holliday if you need four other cats…

  247. Booty says:
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    Taveras dropped in my H2H 12-teamer. Would you be looking to pick him up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  248. Wilsonian says:
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    Which of these OFers would you deal CDavis for:

    McCutchen (don’t think that would happen anyway, but a kid can dream)
    Rios
    JUp
    Bruce
    Braun

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

    I don’t have to trade him, but I could use help at OF and I could put Rizzo at 1st and Pedro and Howard at IF.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Wilsonian: Cutch straight up, and I would be looking for a 2 for 1 with the other guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cutch, Braun, Upton, Bruce

  249. Mello Yello says:
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    For my next trick, I will make Ronald Belisario disappear from my team (streaming Wrath of Hahn…or Hahn Solo, whichever side of that sci-fi coin you prefer)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  250. jhan23 says:
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    Waiver pickups available
    Put in order of choice please
    Wheeler
    Arrieta
    Simon
    Thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta

  251. SteveNZ says:
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    Mes. Oh. Rah. Co.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  252. SteveNZ says:
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    Lackey. Jesus Christ.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @SteveNZ: Yeah those six run (and counting) innings I could do without

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  253. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Uhh Donaldson just hit the wire in my smaller league..
    I already have Frazier and Alvarez at 3B with no UTIL spots.. drop Pedro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop pedro

    • Mello Yello says:
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      Why can’t these kind of things happen to me?

  254. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft where we start 3 of plus a dh. Currently have Bruce, Brantley, Dickerson, Heyward, Polanco and rios. My Pedroia/rios/Heyward too much to give up for Cano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  255. Bernie Brewer says:
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    To get Goldy and Verlander (12 team H2H, OBP instead of AVG):

    A – Give C. Davis and Samardzija
    B – Give Votto and Samardzija
    C – Hold

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B then A

  256. john says:
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    trying to do 2 for 1 here are my Sp which best 2 you would give
    cueto minor GCole keuchel Awood Shields lackey kazmir ventura…
    Who would i not miss and might want to get rid of long term

    which 2 for Anibal
    Which 2 for Max

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor, Kazmir for Scherzer

  257. gareth says:
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    “Click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click. ”

    That sound you hear is not insects ourside your windoe on this balmy summer night, but is infact the sound of thousands and thousands of fantasy players dropping Matt Cain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  258. gareth says:
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    Should have checked before sending that last post from my smartphone. Its “outside your window” not “ourside your windoe.” Almost makes it sound like Charlie Manuel speak.

  259. john says:
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    LACKEY!!!!! ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

  260. gareth says:
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    It it wrong to get more exited when stanton and goldy steal bases than when they hit home runs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Kid A says:
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      @gareth:

      Feeling more entered than exited after that Cain start tonight, hmmmm puss-puss?

      • gareth says:
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        @Kid A: first place was getting kinda boring, so this at least makes things interesting.

      • gareth says:
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        @Kid A: first place was getting kinda boring, so this at least makes things interesting.

  261. gareth says:
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    Seriously though Grey, matt cain must surely be dropped now, right?

    • Kid A says:
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      @gareth:

      gimme your goddamn password. i’ll do it for you.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Password: iheartjfoh

        • Kid A says:
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          @Grey: hacker!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: its: Ihellaheartjfoh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose him in the RCL

  262. ashtray says:
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    Sale, Greinke and Rondon… did not think I’d end the day with a 2.27 whip

  263. Mello Yello says:
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    I might give up my waiver priority for Neil Ramirez? This is madness!!

  264. john says:
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    you still trade harper for Rios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For this year, yes

  265. Carnac says:
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    Matt Cain gave up 6 ER to a starting offense whose 3 best hitters are: Seth Smith (.290), Edward Medica (.253) and Everth Cabrera (.226).

    • Carnac says:
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      Fwiw, that’s basically Mrs. Carnac’s softball team.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Carnac: wow, her softball team must be in last….I wonder how Cantu is doing n Korea?

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          Funny you should mention, Cantu used to be on her team! He was replaced by a platoon of Ryans Shealy and Garko.

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            @Carnac: we can dial up Mutton Chops McGets Hot Luke Scott, he’s over mashing in Korea too

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HA

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You’re not the starting 2B?

    • gareth says:
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      I swore I’d drop him if he struggled against the worst offense in baseball.

      He did. And I started him.

      What the hell happened to this guy?

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        His ERA was 4.00 last year and his peripherals have always been a little (or a lot) dicey. Here’s something that (won’t) make you feel better: his BABIP is the lowest of his career!

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      Ha

  266. Kid A says:
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    Any chance of getting that silver-tongued Canadian Wookie to say Odrisamer Despaigne 5 times fast on the next Internet Radio on The Youtube show?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: I would prefer “Odrisamer Despaigne’s Dominant Debut” 5 times fast

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        @J-FOH:

        well now that is just cruel. we don’t want him biting his tongue off.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Kid A: Im bitter over my steady in tenth place *tears open scab*

  267. ram says:
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    OK, you have over 700 comments in here and I am way too lazy to search for answer – James Jones #99 as a speed pickup? 12 swipes in 175 ABs nice and Seattle sucks – just saw him for first time tonite – won’t be doing anything in HR/RBI dept soon.

    Appreciate the feedback as I need rips badly!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @ram: SAGNOF like whoa

  268. MB says:
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    Yep. I dont care Grey, I am dropping Homer for Arrieta. And it will feel sooo good.

    • Grey

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      Ha, I can understand it

  269. huggz says:
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    Daniel Murphy or Matt Carpenter? (in the 2B position – Donaldson and Chisenhall covering 3B right now)

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