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Carlos Ruiz set to return from his suspension next week for testing positive for the ADHD drug, Adderall.  He had this to say, “I look forward to getting back on the field–Hey, you ever wax your legs?  I don’t mean remove the hair, I mean step into one of those vats of wax they have at carnivals that people put their hands in.  It’s really cool!  I have a rainbow wax leg!  Like I was saying, I foolishly took a drug that is meant for people with ADHD– You think the Fonz can pound the wall to make my iPhone turn on?  I dropped it into the toilet.  You know, I wish butterflies and cows had babies cause I like butter on my steak.  Ruth’s Chris does it right!  Adderall is a very serious drug, and it should not be abused– When’s The Voice on?  Monday?  Is it Monday yet?  Now?  Now?  Now?”  So, Ruiz was wrong for taking Adderall as he obviously isn’t afflicted with ADHD.  Last year in 114 games, he hit 16 homers and .325 with 4 steals.  As of right now, he’s owned in less than 5% of leagues.  If you’re struggling at catcher, it’s worth taking a flyer on him now.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Jose Quintana – I told 456 people yesterday to pick him up, why weren’t you one of those people?  Afraid of change?  What do you do when you only have a twenty?

Tony Cingrani – I went over him this morning and went over him last week and went over him in an airplane.

A.J. Griffin – I would grab Alfredo Jettucine, but not start him for his next start in Fenway.  Best case scenario, you get a solid ratio guy that you have to sit in tough match-ups on the road.  The worst case scenario, he drunk dials your mom, they get into a time machine and Alfredo Jettucine ends up your father, and then you’re obligated to hold onto him no matter where he pitches or what he gets you for your birthday.

Chad Billingsley – HOW IS HE NOT OWNED IN MORE THAN 22% OF LEAGUES?!  He’s just barely above average and he tends to have blow ups.  Random Italicized Voice, thanks for being so thoughtful with your response.  No problem, jackass. 

Edward Mujica – Got the save yesterday after the Cardinals’ GM gave him a boost of confidence by saying Mujica is the “most senior guy” and “fearless.”  He makes Mujica sound like the old guy in a biker’s gang that spits a lot and gets respect from everyone because he once slept with Dawn Wells.

James Russell – He’s in the Cubs closing committee with Shawn Camp and Kevin Gregg.  Camp Russell Gregg was also were Jimmy Carter used to go so he could be alone to think about Cheryl Tiegs.

Francisco Rodriguez – It’s not that there’s that many closers losing their jobs this year so far, but the guys that are in line to vulture saves are ugly.

Seth Smith – The Lisper’s Nightmare ith hitting the thit out of the ball.

Oswaldo Arcia – I want Arcia on every team.  Not necessarily to play.  I want him on my bench in case he does play and breaks out.  Here’s a scenario:  you have Drew Stubbs, he plays relatively okay, but yawnstipates the pants off you.  Or you have Arcia, he breaks out and is this year’s hot rookie pick up and everyone wants a piece of him, but you have him, which entitles you to the riches/spoils of fantasy baseball and a free night at the Schenectady Holiday Inn.

Adam Lind – Let’s just say last preseason I said Lind would be in the top 3 for AL MVP vote getting.  Let’s also assume I wasn’t on any hallucinogenics.  So, I’ve had crazy love for Lind in the past.  He’s gotten to the point where he doesn’t even face lefties, but he could be this year’s Brandon Moss and hit 25+ homers in 350 ABs.

Krispie Young – Somehow Billy Beane manages to strip all hitters of their value in the preseason because they’re all platooning, then inject value in all of them once the season starts.  For serious, I wouldn’t want to be in a fantasy league with Beane.

Eric Young Jr. – SAGNOF!

Denard Span – He really shouldn’t be in the Buy/Sell.  I mean, he is owned in less than 50% of leagues as of right now, but he shouldn’t be.  He’s hitting over .300 and is on his way to 100+ runs and 30+ steals.  I want to be in your league where he’s available.

Kyle Blanks – The other day, I asked for Topps to do a novelty card of Blanks and Altuve.  Well, voila!

Domonic Brown – I know he hasn’t done much so far this year, but I still have high apple pie in the sky hopes for Brown, assuming he can play every day and his back isn’t hurting him too much.

Chris Denorfia – Starting in place of Maybin, hitting at the top of the lineup and looks good in a prom dress.  You need more?  You’re greedy!

Travis Hafner – If you just woke from a six-year coma, your keeper league had a solid week.

Chris Carter – He didn’t really do anything this week, but I saw he was only owned in 44% of ESPN leagues, so here he is.  Don’t give me that crap that 50% of ESPN leagues are already abandoned either because it’s really 60%.

Chris Johnson – We’re gonna make two groups of people.  One group of people come over on this side of the room with me and Chris Johnson.  The other group, go on the other side of the room.  Okay, people on the other side of the room, go a little further, a little further… Now make a right down that alley… Go ahead, Karen Hill, right down that alley, all the furs you could want.

Josh Donaldson – He can’t claim his father’s eyebrows, but he could hit for high-teen power and he’s currently slotted in as the A’s starting 3rd baseman.  That means something since almost everyone else in that lineup is in a platoon.

Luis Jimenez – I picked him up briefly in the RCL, but had to let him go because I can’t hold anyone at the end of my team.  If you have a less itchy trigger finger, here’s what I said the other day, “Jimenez is hitting .438 and has started every game since he was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake.  Do they have good salt water taffy there?  I wonder.  Jimenez has 20-homer pop and could chip in some steals.  In Triple-A in 2012, his line was 16 homers, 17 steals and .309.  Sure, it was in the PCL, where it’s like hitting on the moon with an aluminum bat, but I’d grab Jimenez for some upside in deeper leagues.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Matt Adams – If you can find room on your bench for when he’s not playing, he’s a good grab.  Thankfully, you don’t have to also build the bench to support him.

Juan Francisco – Too bad the Braves don’t have an extra spot in their lineup for Johnson, Francisco and Freeman, when Freddie returns on Monday.  A spot for teams to just designate for hitters.  Oh, wait, they will next week when Freeman returns.  For three days at least they’ll be in an AL park, after being in Coors.  That don’t sound so bad.  Not as bad as my grammar sounds, at least.

Chris Nelson – After he was named this week’s Creeper, his ownership numbers went from 3.7% to 4.5%.  We are the mighty, the true…An army of point-eight percenters!

Kelly Johnson – If you pick up a guy with a girl’s name, does that make you gay?  Yes, if you’re in a bar.  No, if he’s on waivers.

Conor Gillaspie – You should never give up your fantasy league in April.  But, well, if you need to own Conor Gillaspie outside of AL-Only leagues, you might be in trouble.

Eric Sogard – Doesn’t his last name sound like a brand of protective cups?  “You’re entering the karate championships of Lower Long Beach?  You better have your Sogard up.”  That was Sogard on QVC at 4:30 AM.  Sogard doesn’t have much power or speed, but he does have a starting job.  Yay, everyday at-bats!

Brandon Crawford – $5 says he was named after his mom’s favorite 90210 character.  Five more dollars says his brother, ALF, was named by his Dad.

SELL

Matt Kemp – Now I wouldn’t trade him for a CD of Rosemary Clooney’s greatest hits.  If you followed my rankings, you don’t even own Kemp, so this is for all of you that are finding me late or didn’t listen to me in March, but want to listen to me now, which seems doubtful.  Wait, so who is this directed at?  Three people who were incarcerated until March 31st, then got out of prison and drafted immediately?  “Baby, I haven’t had a conjugal in almost six months, but I really gotta make my fantasy draft.”  “A’ight, but don’t get your stupid ass arrested afterwards, I ain’t managing your team.  You and your penchant for SAGNOF and armed robbery!”  Kemp couldn’t swing a bat until January due to shoulder surgery, where he had his labrum re-attached.  And here I thought that was only an operation for gymnasts.  I think Kemp could eventually be fine, but you should look to see what kind of trade value he has while he gets himself right.  You don’t want to get to July and realize your 1st round pick has the trade value of Jeff Keppinger (assuming Keppinger doesn’t start doing Adderall and steroids and turns into a hummingbird with Canseco’s forearms.)

944 Responses

  1. Schizer says:
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    Get: Giancarlo, Cueto
    Give: Rizzo, Shields, N Cruz

    Which side? Feel like it’s a lot to give up for Stanton & my staff would be in trouble til Cueto returns….12 team weekly H2H

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton side, it’s fair… Could bite you bad if Cueto has a setback… Why not give Rizzo and one of the others for Stanton? Forget Cueto…

  2. chillmodious says:
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    Today only… would you rather stream Hammel (vs. LAD) or batty call Chris Carter / Pedro Alvarez / La Roche / EY Jr? I’m thinking of calling EY, but Hammel against the Doyers is a bit tempting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stream Hammel… But it depends on needs…

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Eh, this week I need ratios and steals. Leaning EY right now, unless you think Hammel can keep Los Doyers off base.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go with Young…

  3. Ron says:
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    This is a follow-up to my SS question.
    If all were healthy, please rank these guys for ROS: Segura, Simmons, Aybar

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura, Aybar

      • Ron says:
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        @Grey: And for some reason I thought I was getting a draft deal when I nabbed Simmons late….

  4. sanfran1966 says:
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    Francisco Rodriguez or Rosenthal ???

    Also, grabbed Gattis for the ride and needed power. I could pick up McCans & move to my DL. Drafted Sal Perez who is on my bench.

    Would you favor a McCann/ Gattis combo over Perez?

    5×5 Roto 12 team, 3OF & 1 util

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      K-Rod… Neither really… I wouldn’t platoon catchers… I’d go with Perez…

  5. Jangles says:
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    Pick one, Jose Quintana or Carlos Villanueva? Thanks and have a great weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villanueva… You too!

      • Jangles says:
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        @Grey: drop Wandy for him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • DiscoD says:
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            @Grey: drop Milone fo Villanueva?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

  6. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Ruiz or Doumit ROS?

    Also, drop any of these:
    Ryu
    Vogelsong
    Villanueva
    Estrada
    Griffin

    For any of these:
    Cingrani
    Corbin
    Jhoulys
    Quintana
    Kendrick
    Smyly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruiz…. Vogel for Quintana…

  7. royce! says:
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    Some concern was expressed recently about Borbon essentially knocking Carter out of a starting role in HOU. CHC just claimed Borbon, so Carter remains a starter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  8. ROBHALLA says:
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    Detwiler Quintana or Ogando rest of year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ogando

  9. Tim says:
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    Segura or Cozart ROS?

    Drop niese for Quintana?

    Thanks grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura… Hold Niese…

  10. DiscoD says:
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    Would you drop Daniel Murphy for Span, Chris Johnson, Rutledge, or De Aza for short-term in a Yahoo 10-team points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge

  11. Kenny says:
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    Would you drop Scutaro for Alexei or Brandon Crawford?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford

      • DiscoD says:
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        @Grey: do you you think Crawford keeps this going for a couple of months or is he just a hot schmotato for the next week or two?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe a week or two…

  12. Kwaz says:
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    Dropping James Russell today as I heard this:
    Cubs manager Dale Sveum said he will not use Russell as the team’s closer, as he’s currently the only left-hander in the bullpen, the Daily Herald reports.

    Do you think he’s just fooling himself until he realizes Russell might be the only decent pitcher in that ‘pen? Or can I get rid of Russell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I figured it wouldn’t be Russell… Really, they don’t get that many saves anyway so they can just go to Camp until Fujikawa is back…

  13. Dr. Bob says:
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    How would you rank these catchers from this day forward:

    Lucroy
    Pierzynski
    Ruiz
    Perez

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez, Lucroy…

  14. a1r fann1ng says:
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    i feel like rajai davis is a better sagnof than eric young jr and is only owned in 8% of yahoo leagues

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young seems to be playing more… Depends if you have bench room…

  15. Lawyers, Finance Guys, Cops, College Students says:
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    It’s wrong to take Adderall when not obviously afflicted with ADHD?

    Naw, something so right can’t be wrong.

  16. Schlitzy says:
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    Ruiz over Russ Martin, yes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  17. chillmodious says:
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    Better DL stash… McCann or Aybar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aybar

  18. sanfran1966 says:
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    Matt Harvey & A-Gon vs Jeff Samardzija & A Craig

    What side you like? By how much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Gon, it’s fair… Could go either way…

  19. Buddy Biancalana says:
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    Would you trade Jason Kipnis for a CD of Rosemary Clooney previously used as a beer coaster/bong capper/aerial shut-the-dog-up mechanism ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

      • cgsf says:
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        @Grey:

        so, kipnis is drop worthy? keep wondering if he’ll bounce back after the elbow…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold him for now…

        • @cgsf: you can get something for him. shop around. someone will see his high preseason ranking and give up something of value.

  20. uncdrew says:
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    Yes, The Clevelander in the Marlins left-field bullpen area does sell the hooch, though perhaps not called that.

    Like an good middle manager on a business trip who loves baseball, I just had them keep bringing them to me at my table so I could continue to not watch the baseball game.

    I think I had a pina colada one, a punch one, and some other candy-drink. Each came with the test-tube of extra alcohol and a piece of fruit.

    1950 baseball: Hot dogs, beer, actually watching the game
    2013 baseball: lap dances, fruity drinks, boobies

    Sadly, I think I prefer the older version. I can get my boobies elsewhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drinks in a test tube are the best, they say, ‘Hey, I could be a scientist unwinding… Or an insane college kid with a bottle of roofies…”

  21. hankp says:
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    Just got offered Pujols and BJ Upton for Goldschmitt, Pence and Shelby Miller. That’s awful tempting. Should I pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could go either way… I’d probably hold…

      • hankp says:
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        @Grey: I think I may see if I can get him to throw in Billingsley. Thanks!

  22. uncdrew says:
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    But in all fairness to boobies, it was the Marlins vs. Nationals with Stanton, Harper and a few other stars on DL. Fairly lackluster game, and of course the breasts were stupendous.

  23. FillyP says:
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    Would ya drop Ike Davis for Quintana? My 7th SP is Alfredo Jettucine, btw. I could also lose AJ for him. 7×7 12t with IP and QS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now…

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        Option # 3 – Trade Craig for Fister. Whatcha think bout that? Both Craig and Ike are riding the pine right now..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not good

  24. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Rest of season once Ruiz comes back: Ruiz or Jesus Montero? As Lauryn Hill would sing, Jesus Montero is killing me softly with his batting average…

    Would you hold onto Dominic Brown over Arcia or Span? Any of these guys would spot start in my OF or Util slot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruiz… I’d go with Span, but it’s close, depends on needs…

  25. Terry says:
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    Hey Grey, I need a MI for my injured Aaron Hill. It’s a pretty shallow standard roto league. Jean Segura, Brandon Crawford, Cozart, Marwin Gonzalez, and Daniel Murphy are all available. I’m winning every hitting cat except for runs but I could need steals going forward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  26. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    I got offered CC for sale. Pull the trigger? I know you hate sale…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love CC much better… It’s fair, coin flip…

      • Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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        Seems like a lateral move. I’ll see if I can grease another player out of him

  27. Spaceman says:
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    Grey my man, hopefully all is well in your world. The Buy/Sell is appreciated as always! Re-accessing team needs today and I have free Util spot for an FA. Regardless of stats needed or position elig, which two of the following would you add first? Arcia, EY Jr, Blanks, Donaldson, Jiminez and Kelly Johnson are all on waivers (I’d be ditching an RP). Enjoy the weekend brother! Spaceman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! Arcia, Young…

  28. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    J.Garcia, W.Davis, Corbin or Dempster ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

  29. Jay says:
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    Trade Kemp for A. Jackson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want more…

  30. Hi Grey — lots of good ideas this week. Thanks!

    A couple of questions sparked by the Buy/Sell:

    1) I’ve got Billingsly in both my 14-team roto leagues. Are any of Villnueva, Corbin, Quintana, or Wade Davis an upgrade?

    2) I’ve got Chris Carter and Matt Adams on the same team in a league where I need HRs, but Carter’s gone 1-for-12 since I grabbed him (if you’re wondering why he cooled off — now you know) and while I’ve got bench space for Adams, the fact that I’m in Europe sometimes means it’s too late to stay up and know if he’ll start. Alternatives: Seth Smith, Krispie, Lind, Denorfia, Dominic Brown, Arcia.

    3) Is it worth making a low-ball offer for Kemp? What’s the best level player you’d feel comfortable moving to get him? Or is it best to stay away?

    If you answer hold, hold, hold, it’ll make things easy for me. But don’t do it just to make me happy. Tell me what you think.

    Many thanks, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Villanueva 2)Brown 3) A low ball? Sure… Depends on how low you can go and what the guy with Kemp needs…

  31. will says:
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    Would you drop S Perez for Chooch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  32. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    now a goodfellas reference following trading places this morning, those are two of my favorite movies, are you getting into my mind or is this a way at winking back at me for all the love I shower on the Razz. Don’t let Sky know, i don’t want him to be jealous.

    If I was to have to choose between Where’s osWALDO and Kyle BLANKs MAN, who wins the roster spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m already in your mind like in Innerspace… Clean your ears, doode! Oswaldo

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: hey, i don’t want to be Martin Short, I’m taller than you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fine, I’ll be Short!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: No I can’t have that, you are way cooler than I am. I’ll go dorf style and be Short! You are a better Quaid!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No, I insist, I’ll be Short!

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: as long as you can do the Ed Grimley dance

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  And synchronized swimming…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: you just want to be the hero!

  33. Negatto says:
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    Corbin or Villanueva ROS?

    Chris Johnson over Kendrys Morales at U?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villanurva… Johnson…

  34. scott says:
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    Would you bench either Heyward, Stanton or Marte to get Cuddyer in vs ian kennedy in Col tonight? (As long as he’s in the lineup obviously)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

    • Aero says:
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      @scott: looks like Marte is not in the lineup today

      • sanfran1966 says:
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        @Aero:

        a day off after 5 ks in 5 abs

  35. Andrew says:
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    What are your feelings on Espinosa and Ike Davis now after their extremely cold starts? Do I hold and wait for them to heat up or drop for Krispy Young or a hot pitcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold both for now…

  36. Hotrod says:
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    Start/Sit?

    Ryu @ BAL
    Pettite @ TOR
    Chacin vs. ARI

    • Phil says:
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      @Hotrod:

      Having the same issue, I’m leaning Pettite and Chacin. Ryu I’m not feeling great about. Also any thoughts on Morrow vs NYY?

      • Hotrod says:
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        @Phil:

        Thanks…flip a coin?

  37. cgsf says:
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    machado or johnson at 3b?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  38. Hondo says:
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    2 cancelled games already and there’s 100% chance of rain in Baltimore.Not a good day to have a short bench in H2H.

    Cingrani or Quintana for end of rotation? It’s already done,just wanted to see what you’d say.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks, I have a lot of O’s… Quintana…

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        Cool,that’s what I did.Cingrani looks like he’s gonna get lit when they start laying off that high fastball.I took the first game’s K’s before I dropped him though.

        Anyway,the Baltimore weather just got upgraded to a tornado watch until 10 PM.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Geez… Be safe, Adam Jones!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully the O’s hit a few in the jetstream of Camden…

          • chillmodious says:
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            @Grey: All this wind blows.

  39. Mike says:
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    Hey Grey I’m trying to settle my MI spots for ROS. Which two do you like out of Aybar, Cozart, Segura, Espinosa and Daniel Murphy? I’d like to set and forget my hitters, but when you’re dealing with these borderline players should you stream the hot bat?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura, Espinosa… End of my roster is usually pretty fluid…

  40. cgsf says:
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    drop i. kennedy for villanueva?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  41. Jangles says:
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    Drop Wandy or Jansen (or neither) for Villanueva?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wandy

      • Jangles says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Keep up the fantastic work!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, thanks!

  42. Hotrod says:
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    You skipped me..Start/Sit?

    Ryu @ BAL
    Pettite @ TOR
    Chacin vs. ARI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit all

  43. EricB says:
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    Shallow 10-team roto league question here.

    I’ve got these 8 pitchers and need to start 6 of them:
    Cobb (vs NYY)
    Fister (vs ATL)
    Harvey (vs LAD)
    Hernandez, Felix (at HOU, vs LAA)
    Miller (at WSH, vs PIT)
    Moore, Matt (vs NYY, at CHW)
    Villanueva (at CIN, at MIA)
    Zimmermann (CIN)

    Also have Cueto on the DL on the bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit Fister and Cobb…

  44. Negatto says:
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    Cashner currently holding a bench spot, drop for Corbin or Arcia or continue to hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  45. The Dutch says:
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    I know you have the hots for Gardner but he has 0 SB and is driving me crazy, will you allow me to drop him for Mr. Denard Span?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t….

  46. Schizer says:
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    Hold onto Haren or cut him loose for a bench bat like Arcia or Reimold? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold… Though I wouldn’t have drafted him…

    • royce! says:
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      @Schizer: I dropped Haren in the RCL, but I had drafted him at something like 225, so it wasn’t very painful to lose him. So far, I think one team grabbed him for the MIA start, and since then he’s just been left alone on the wire.

      • Steve says:
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        @royce!: Yeah, and the bastard got torched, though it was something of a box scare for the doofus that picked him up…

    • Schizer says:
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      @Schizer: I’m leaning toward cutting him loose. Feel like I can do better streaming. Plus, I think Reimold is about to go on a HR tear before his first DL trip in a couple weeks…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hope you’re right on Reimold…

  47. Fister Furbush says:
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    Who wins this trade:

    Cain and J.Zimmerman
    Or
    Medlen and Gio G.

    Thanks,
    FF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Medlen

  48. roose says:
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    Thoughts on Ryu @ Bal or Samardzija @ Mil

    Brewers are kinda scary atm in Miller Park, especially if Braun is getting out of his slump.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Samardzija…

      • roose says:
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        @Grey: Cool, so I’ll blame you if he gets shelled! I’ll forgive you if Rutledge gives me a slam and legs though. RUTLEDGE

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          RUTLEDGE!

  49. Mike says:
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    I was offered a trade for Grienke. I’d be giving up Grienke for Buck, Niese, Bucholtz, and street…..should I accept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Niese…

  50. TJ says:
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    Drop Cashner for either Corbin or Villanueva in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villanueva

  51. The Wickler says:
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    Grey,

    Drop Ben Revere for Span or hold? Pts league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  52. thoughts on straily? Is he coming back soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He might, he’s noting but a 5th fantasy starter in most leagues though…

  53. ManuteBologna says:
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    Salvador Perez has been struggling mightily. If I wanted to pick up Chooch I’d have to wait until he’s back and Drop SP for him or drop Cingrani (who I just added) or Jose Fernandez.

    My pitching staff is basically your “gonna own these guys” – M. Moore, Peavy, Samardzija, Medlen, Niese, JoseF + Cingrani

    I’m comfortably sitting in 1st largely due to your preseason directions so I anxiously await your tutelage.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice staff… I’d hold for right now with Perez…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: hehe… you said “nice staff”…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

  54. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: Can only pick 3 SP for tonight – Who do you start? Morrow Ryu Latos Pettitte

    Should I make a move for Ruiz or Eric Young JR ?

    Arencibia
    Howard
    Matt Carpenter
    Rollins
    Machado
    Stanton
    Hamilton
    Smith
    Matt Holliday
    Craig * IF*
    Weeks BN

    ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold the hitters… Morrow, Latos, Ryu…

  55. FantasyBB Jay says:
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    Have been offered Stanton for Kemp. Is Stanton in the same boat as Kemp with an injury? Should I take the deal or pass?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Stanton…

  56. Dkohn says:
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    Grey you panty dropping fantasy big mac (mmm fantasy Big Mac)

    Cut 1 please…
    Chris Johnson
    Josh Reddick
    Oswaldo Arcia
    Matt Adams
    Eric Young Jr.

    I love them all, fuck Freddie Freeman!!

    Thanks Grey!

    P.S. Are you a mustachio manscaper? No??? You phony!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! Depends on needs… Adams…

  57. Jay says:
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    Is fowler a sell high guy or is this the breakout many expected two tears later….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you’re getting for him…

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: I haven’t shopped him yet. I’d like him to run a bit more. Was more interested in your thoughts on if he can continue or will I be posting three weeks from complaining about him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on how quickly you turn on someone…

  58. Spyre says:
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    1) Lowrie or Segura ROS?

    2) Is Marte for Ogando a fair trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura… Yup…

  59. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Grey,

    I’m surprised to not see Avila on the Buy/Sell as you’ve been touting him in the comments this week.

    Avila or Ruiz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t list every player I like… Avila…

  60. Prezii says:
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    Is it sell high time for a jax? I could prolly get a topish guy for him… Like stantonish? Is it wise to trade for an injuried guy on a AAA team even tho hes the dark skinned hercules of baseball?

    And as always.. have nice friday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Stanton for him…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey: hmmm.. he wants gallardo and ajax for stanton and terheruns… Do it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair… You have pitching to spare? Teheran is useless at this point…

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey: i agree julio is bummin it up. but yes i have pitching stacked up nicely. And theres always pitchers coming up. i accepted… Im not really looking forward to being in the giancarlo boat with you, but i feel it will pay off! Gimme a paddle, grey…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I would, but Giancarlo holds the paddles… He steers too… Just sit back and relax….

              • Prezii says:
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                @Grey: oh wow, this is nice. You got it made!

                *kicks feet up, cracks beer*

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That’s how we float!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      #147!

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey: 150!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Prezii: are you saying that someone in our RCL would be dumb enough to trade you Giancarlo for AJax? If thats true then they have no business in RCL

      • Prezii says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: naw foo i got more than one league! Quit peepin on my team!

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Prezii: alright, but I won’t stop peepin through the window of the van you live in down by the river

          • Prezii says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: its a CAMPER!! geez.. people just dont know their utility vehicles…

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Prezii: sorry the “camper” . Its ok, you’ll move up to a winnebago one day

              • Prezii says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate: i sure hope so man.. then i’ll have really made it!

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Prezii: were behind you 100% at Razzball

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Busted!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: he needs to make a deal in that league, his RCL is poo poo in the pocket

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Who? Prezii got poopoo in the pocket? Prezii, is this true? You got poopoo in the pocket?

              • Prezii says:
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                @Grey: i do.. both pockets grey!

                My rcl is like a dirty house. You know you gotta clean it and it wont clean itself… But you just have no motivation to do so..

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You need to put on rubber gloves, get a brush and take care of your business.

                  • Prezii says:
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                    @Grey: i know man, i know! Im 2-0 in both other leagues so i think im just like fuck it. Im gonna get cleaned up man i swear! Just one more hit!

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Prezii: get off the glass dick

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You’re under the Giancarlo spell…. Isn’t it glorious?

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @jack, Haha thats all bad! Dirty dirty dirty…

                      @grey, i was lightweight regretting it…. Then stanton made me a pie and i felt better.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He’ll bring you milk after the game if you can wait…

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Prezii: not sure if you know what the glass dick is, but I will assume you do :)

                  • Prezii says:
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                    @<a@Jack Full of Hate: yeah lost a lot of friends to that shit.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Prezii: been there man….been there.

                    • Prezii says:
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                      Such a dirty drug. Man i hate that shit… But anywho, lets not get sentimental! Haha happy friday!!! :D

  61. Tom says:
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    How about Matt Garza? Looks like a early to mid may return date. Is he worth a pickup now? And are you optimistic about his return?

    My DL spot is filled by madson (also have frieri)…I’d have to drop ike or j.fernandez…12 team H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d stash him, but you have no one to drop…

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, that’s what I thought. I’ll see how fernandez looks over the next couple starts…

  62. trick dad says:
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    pujols, buy, sell or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sell for the right price… Hold otherwise…

  63. deftones0012 says:
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    Have a 7×7 keeper league (standard five stats plus OBP and SLG) and the essentials of the trade are:

    I give up: Votto and Kemp

    I get: McCutchen and Longoria

    I am trying desperately to not include Votto because he’s a stud when you include OBP and SlG which would be a slam dunk win but would you do this trade as proposed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade’s fair… In an OBP I’d want Votto…

  64. Diamond says:
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    Grey,

    in a 12 team keeper roto and I need saves badly, is it worth trading Pedroia and Jansen for Weeks and Nathan? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t…

  65. Ryan says:
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    @Grey – GREAT info again. So far everything you have said is helping me dominate in my league for my first year so for that I thank you. Quick question. Someone dropped Jimmy Rollins. I have #2 pick on waiver wire and have Rutledge as my SS. Should I put in a waiver for Rollins(which most likely would bench Rutledge)?? THANKS!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Yeah, grab Rollins…

  66. Phil says:
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    de la rosa or Villanueva ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villa

  67. Men-in-Cleats says:
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    Was high on Griffin but in looking at his upcoming schedule it projected to be @Bos, BAL, @ NYY, @ CLE, TEX which is a pretty rough stretch other than the Cleveland game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is true… Lose Griffin…

  68. tugboat says:
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    12 team 6×6 keeper. Worth dropping Hanrahan for Quintana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh…I’d hold for now…

  69. what are your thoughts on Loney?

    I know he has been awful, but he is only 28 and the Rays have a way of getting players that everyone thinks are bad and then they become good.

    His numbers are solid. he has not been lucky (normal BABIP)…

    could he be worth a pickup in a very deep league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He is awful.

  70. Jack Burton says:
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    12 team mixer, 2 C…I have #4 waiver, worth using it to drop J. Castro for Ianetta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  71. Alex says:
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    Is Grandy and Gordon or ike and a gordon too much to give up for stanton if i can stomach it in a keeper league?

    What about gattis and a gordon for posey?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandy and Ike isn’t too much… I’d take Posey…

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: All three for stanton?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  72. SeanMcD says:
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    I’ve been dealing with waiver wire dregs at SS since Reyes went down. Who’s the best turd to polish and throw into my lineup this week/going forward? I currently have Brandon Crawford. Also available are Stephen Drew, Marwin Gonzalez, Didi Gregorius, Pete Kozma, Yunel Escobar, Brian Dozier, Andrelton Simmons(Waiver up on 4/21)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford is fine for now… Simmons if he clears waivers…

  73. Oppo Taco says:
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    drop cishek for the mujic man? Daily league but we have a limit on our moves (35) so just wondering if he’s worth the add. cishek is basically a theoretical closer since the fish win 3 times a month, and when he has pitched hes been pretty terrible

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      @Oppo Taco: also i was offered a trade in our keeper league. Giving up Arenado and getting Holland. thoughts? I had trading for saves but my team is desperate for them, thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  74. Steve Stevenson says:
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    I know he can’t hit a lick, but in a 12-team roto keeper with a 6-man bench, I’ve got to use waiver priority on Billy Hamilton, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • steve says:
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        @Grey: Is your response a reflection of the ‘can’t hit a lick’ aspect? I ask because 70-80+ steals from a SS appears to be highly valuable.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s nowhere near coming up… Your league isn’t that deep…

  75. PistolPete says:
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    In a 10 team 5 player keeper should I trade Hamel for Weaver and a 1st round (50-60th player) draft pick for next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel? Yes… Hamels, no…

      • PistolPete says:
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        Oops I meant Hamels! Thanks man

  76. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Frazier and Zobrist too much to give up if I can get Fielder?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  77. William says:
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    Currently last place in a 10 team 4×4 keeper league with daily moves. Experienced managers; all ten of us in same league past 25 years. 13 offense, 8 pitchers (so 21 actives) with 9 reserves. Advice??? (yeah I know I have lots of slow starters but beyond that).

    Kemp
    Stanton
    Marte
    C Young
    Fowler
    Pujols
    Gyorko
    Headley
    Desmond
    Posey
    Goldschmidt
    Machado
    Belt
    Inactives: Viciedo, Hanley, A Hill, Puig

    Beckett
    Billingsley
    Bumgarner
    Cahill
    Kennedy
    Hellickson
    Vogelsong
    W Peralta
    Lincecum
    Frieri
    League
    A Bailey
    Hanrahan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your pitching staff looks pretty bad… You have a few guys I don’t like… Can’t imagine Wily Peralta is worth rostering in your league either…

      • William says:
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        Yep, Peralta has been a sleeper that didn’t work out. Neither did Teheran who I just dropped. Lincecum I just got as a throw in on a trade. Too many injuries also (Hanley, Headley , A Hill). Thanks for the reply

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

  78. james d says:
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    Kemp/Lincecum (they were cheap ok…) for Rios/Gallardo.

    Which side wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp, it’s fair though…

      • james d says:
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        @Grey: Thanks grey.

        Guess I’ll start out asking for Rios/Scherzer then and let him negotiate me down to Gallard if need be

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool…

  79. Nick says:
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    Hey Grey, I work in the city of Boston and had to work today despite the happenings. I just made it home in one piece and being able to come home and read buy/sell is like true catharsis man. Thanks a bunch brother.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glad to hear it… Be safe!

  80. aurelius_81 says:
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    Grey,
    Need SP help badly. Streaming not working out. 5×5 12 team roto. Would you make either deal:
    Braun for Felix & Carlos Gomez
    or
    Braun/Haren for Scherzer/Rios

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s early to say streaming not working out… These trades aren’t good…

  81. crock says:
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    Drop Doubront for Quintana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  82. Mel says:
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    Dang! Just traded *FOR* Kemp this morning. I wish I would have seen the buy/sell first.
    Talk me down, was this OK for a keeper league: Kemp/Crawford for Jennings/KMorales?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine…

  83. Jay says:
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    do think Heyward for Jo-Fer and Marte is a lopsided deal? In a keeper?

    my trade got vetoed by the league. haters gon hate

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That trade isn’t that close…. Shouldn’t be vetoed though…

  84. Buge Hoobs says:
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    I have Miller, Bailey, Milone and Parker. Quintana and Villanueve both available in my 10 team. Who should I drop and pick up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker for Villanueva…

    • Buge Hoobs says:
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      @Buge Hoobs: Scrap that. I HATE weekly with a Friday night deadline !!! Sorry about that.

      I have Miller, Bailey, Milone and Cingrani. Quintana and Villanueve both available in my 10 team. Who should I drop and pick up?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hold for now…

  85. Banders says:
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    What about this trade?

    I give MadBum and Adam Jones

    I get Trout and Strasburg

    Thoughts?

    • steve says:
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      @Banders: Do it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout side…

  86. thriller says:
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    i have belt as a backup to hosmer in a keeper league. morneau and morales just appeared out of thin air on my waiver wire….do i drop belt for either of them? if so who would you snag?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  87. hola Grey.

    You touched on this earlier, but was hoping for a little more info…What’s scoop on Eric Young Jr.? I’ve noticed he’s started the last 3 games in Colorado, which they’ve won and he’s batted lead off.

    I assume Fowler, CarGo and Cuddyer is still the starting OF in Colorado, correct? Is his play forcing some sort of rotation or was Walt Weiss just giving his starters some time off in beyond frigid conditions?

    Rockies play 7 games this coming week and am thinking about a EY roster add in my deep 14 team mixed, 6×6 (ops) league. I can lose Valdepsin and shift Gyorko to MI.

    Advisable? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Young’s gonna play 5 times a week… Weiss can’t sit those three outfielders… But he can sit Helton for Cuddyer… Sure, lose Valdespin…

      • @Grey:
        Good point on Helton/ Cuddyer. Forgot about that option as Colvin is still in AAA.

        Jordany plays 6 times and faces 4 LHP, so that makes it an easier decision cause Mets usually sit him versus lefties in favor of Cowgill. I have this odd attraction to Jordany, like I expect him to be given leadoff role and bust out. Hasn’t happened yet… I’ll put on my EYJ jersey this week.

        Lastly, you like EYJ over Chris Nelson, position not playing a factor…?

        Thx for quick response

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Young….

  88. Jay says:
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    Do you still see Iwakama finishing 2013 as originally projected?

    “2013 Projections: 9-12/3.56/1.26/152″….that’s me quoting you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  89. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Holy cow! There’s a Kipnis sighting on a lineup card!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mujica tov!

  90. chillmodious says:
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    Grey, if I’m parsing your responses properly, it seems that you are ranking Villanueva / Corbin / Quintana / AJ Griffin in that order as of right now. Is that correct, or did I miss something?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on situations… Villa, Quin, Corbin sounds about right…

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Danke Shane Victorino!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  91. Counga says:
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    Someone has offered me:
    Mike Trout
    A Ethier
    M. Cain

    For:
    J Ellsbury
    J Mauer
    J Peavy

    I honestly have no idea what to do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Trout…

    • royce! says:
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      @Counga: I would hit accept and start drafting your replies to the inevitable backlash by the rest of your league…

  92. Ben says:
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    @Grey – 6×6 H2H with QS. Trade Cingrani for Fernandez? Cingrani did pitch 200 innings last year. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Fer

  93. Mike says:
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    1. Chance Mujica sticks at closer for a reasonable length of time?
    2. Chance K-Rod gets a shot at closing in the next month?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither have great odds… Prefer Mujica…

  94. sanfran1966 says:
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    Proposing A Craig/ D Jennings for Bryce Harper…

    Leaves me Frazier @ 1B and Ike in the Util.

    Thoughts???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d take Jennings…

      • sanfran1966 says:
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        @Grey:

        need some more power in my OF – if accepted I would have Jones, Choo & Harper

        move Frazier to 1b (from Util) and put Ike in the Util .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds better for you…

  95. Buge Hoobs says:
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    I HATE weekly with a Friday night deadline !!! Dropped Parker earlier in week for Cingrani. Sorry about the repost.

    I have Miller, Bailey, Milone and Cingrani. Quintana and Villanueve both available in my 10 team. Who should I drop and pick up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  96. Roger Dorn says:
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    Hey Grey thanks for going mainstream. You cost me Pedroia and Jansesn thanks a lot

  97. chisox22 says:
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    Who would you rather have billingsly or quintana? I’m dropping e. Santana for either. I like billingsley for the team he’s on.. 10 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quin

  98. Jay says:
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    Dunn a decent stash? just hit the waiver wire

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  99. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Cingrani for Bailey?

    • Jay says:
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      @Schmohawks Bob: andrew or bailey…ah nevermind, no to both.

      • Jay says:
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        @Jay: or homer, but still no. stoopid schnapps

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What Bailey?

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        @Grey: Andrew Bailey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Bailey for saves, Cingrani for rookie SP upside… Bailey will probably have more value for this year….

  100. Jay says:
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    know you’re not a hanley fan, but if I can get Hanley for asdrubal and a mid round draft pick for 2014 would you recommend that move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  101. whampwhamp says:
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    Grey i have an urgent issue. If i can get votto for kemp but i already have goldschmidt should i do it, votto to utility? I would put willingham or carols gomez in of spot.i know you said no kemp but he is my gincarlo and as ernie mccracken would say “i had to…i couldnt help myself”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Votto…

  102. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Time for another installment of #1 Waiver Priority Theater:

    Howie Kendrick? Worth it, yes?

    I know you give little value to #1 Waiver Priorities but my league is full of impatient men. You never know who’ll they’ll dump next. (Lincecum: Already dumped.)

    (In a related story: Lincecum over Kendrick?)

    Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lincecum’s a mess, I wouldn’t roster him… Howie’s okay, do you really need him on your team? If so, I’d use the waiver priority for him…

      • Baron Von Vulturewins

        Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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        @Grey: I have Kipnis at 2B now, who I know is unloved in these parts.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, not a huge fan… Would grab Kendrick and sell Kipnis to the highest bidder…

  103. Goose says:
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    Man, these days when there are no day games are loooooong…

    At least there’s this crazy manhunt going on to be fascinated/terrified by.

    One of the best moments so far – https://vine.co/v/bU6YvrOvnvx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s like something off Reno 911… I enjoyed the friend of the suspect talking to CNN with a dildo in the background of the shot…

      • Goose says:
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        @Grey: Ha – that’s hilarious. I haven’t even been watching any of the tv news, since they seem to be like 3 hours behind the story…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, there’s a pink dildo behind someone being interviewed… It’s pretty bad…

  104. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: The guy in my OBP H2H league accepted my offer of Howard and Napoli for Goldy and Reyes.

    I have Gattis so I’ll throw him in my C slot for now. Please rank my backup options:

    McCann, Ruiz, Avila, Doumit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avila, Ruiz

  105. Trigger Cut says:
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    Trying to land Papi for largely sentimental reasons, trying not to pay too much. My Reddick and Cingrani for his Papi? Putting aside the dangers of making sentiment moves in fantasy baseball, a fair deal? I’d replace Cingrani with Quintana (unless my leaguemate sees this post, realizes who posted it, and scoops Quintana first).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair…

      • Trigger Cut says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, Trigger.

  106. Snake Hips says:
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    Bronson Arroyo vs the Marlins looks yummy tomorrow, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Everyone vs. Marlins — yum yum

  107. Jeff says:
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    Short bench league w/ OBP instead of average.

    Ortiz and Headley just got off DL so having bench trouble and need to cut a guy.

    Matt Carpenter or Segura for my starter opposite Zobrist and cut the other?

    Or should I drop Ortiz or Cingrani instead and keep both?

    Thanks for the great site.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Carp and Cingrani…

  108. Artificial Braun says:
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    In a pts league how do you like this trade:

    Give: Jose Bautista
    Get: David Price

    Pitching pts W: 10, L: -5, H: -1, K: 1, Out: 1, BB: -1, R: -1, CG: 5, SHO: 5
    Hitting Pts.: 1B: 1, 2B: 2, 3B: 3, HR: 4, RBI: 1, R: 1, K: -1, SB: 2, CS: -1, E: -1

    My OF: Aoki, Victorino, A. Gordon, Cuddyer, Fowler, Ichiro, Bautista
    My SP: Scherzer, Darvish, C. Wilson, Burnett, Dempster, C. Lee, Niese, Cingrani, Guthrie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs… I think you need Bautista more…

  109. scott says:
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    Is it sad that I kept Stanton, mccutch, Cespedes, heyward and my best OF is Kid Cuddy? :-(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s not great, but it is early…

  110. Eric W says:
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    drop Jesus for Ruiz? ugh really don’t want to give up on him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would in another week when Ruiz is officially back…

  111. Wake Up says:
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    I like how Seth Smith always makes me hit my top teeth with my tongue…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like how he always makes me sound like I have my mouth full…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: I like how when he’s in the on deck circle, he always chants, “High thitty low thitty everywhere you go thitty….thitty thitty bang bang we love you………….our fine, four-fendered, FWEEEEEEEND!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He hath my thentimenths.

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: Iths thupa rad….he’s hellathweet!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That Boys are that and you know they can thever the thack…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              This is like Name That Tune, the Lisper’s version…

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: Ha! That’s the only version that I’m aware of…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ike Davith lookth like hot garbage…

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: Hiths handths look real thlow…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He’th tho far from the plate…

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: To thpeed up thoth hanths…Twyin to cheat…by opening up hith hipths…

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: Yeth!!!

  112. gomer says:
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    Thank you for all you do and this forum.
    Leonis Martin or EY Jr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Young…

  113. the hungary hippo says:
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    Thought’s on Victorino, Burnett and Vogelsong for Butler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Butler side, it’s fair…

  114. Doorstop says:
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    Drop Alex Avila for Carlos Ruiz or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now…

  115. Jason says:
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    Trade Kemp straight up for Adrian Gonzalez ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take A-Gon…

  116. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    yeah,keep up the awesome work boss,im on fire watch at work which means playing on the computer,once again you are making these long days easier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice… Keep it breezy…

  117. stlshawgo says:
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    I think this is a fair trade, but I think it may hurt my pitching a little too much.

    Was offered Pedroia for my J. Zimmerman and Aroldis Chapman

    My Team – H2H 12-team:

    C: C. Santana
    1B: Goldschmidt
    2B: Espinosa
    3B: Longoria
    SS: Rutledge
    OF: McCutchen, J. Upton, Gardner
    Util: Morales, Howard

    SP: J. Zimmerman, Peavy, Bumgarner, Cingrani, Lester, J. Fernandez, Beckett, Miller
    RP: Chapman, Wilhelmsen, Janssen, Parnell, Benoit

    This is probably my favorite overall team because I loved the way my draft turned out, but do you see this as an overall improvement?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think it’s okay… I’d trade a cheaper pitcher for a cheaper 2nd baseman…

  118. wompwomp says:
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    D. Jennings & Detwiler for Dickey & G. Parra

    I’d be getting Dickey. I need to improve my SP, I had Grienke, I don’t like Parra at all coming back- career high of 8 hrs ?!? I currently lead my league in SBs and Runs, but am middle of the pack on ERA WHIP.

    Is the jump from Detwiler to Dickey worth Desmond Jennings? Thanks Grey one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it… Don’t trust Dickey…

  119. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I just had my first vetoed trade in 5 years, it’s a shame when people fear your awesomeness

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What was the trade?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: marte for Cruz in my 20 man elimination league, we play individual OF, meaning LF, CF, RF, the guy had no LF and lots of RF, I had lots of LF and only one RF. he was om the brink of being eliminated and wanted a hot bat. oh well, they lame

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, don’t understand a veto there…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: they let beckett and uehara for robertson through with no prob. fyi uehara has 5 holds

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That seems pretty fair too…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: in a 20 team?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s not terrible…

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Yeah people don’t get it. It’s not whether or not “you” would make this trade. It’s not whether or not you think this is a good trade. It’s only for when friend A wants to give friend B, Miguel Cabrera for Asdrubal Cabrera…

  120. JMAC says:
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    Someone in my league just dropped Ryan Howard. Confused by the move. Do I have all the right info? And should I drop Mark Reynolds to add him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Reynolds for him…

  121. Jon says:
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    What level SP would you ask for in return for Marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re not gonna get much… Maybe stash Greinke? A struggling number2 to 3… Think Niese…

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: Would you make that deal? Marte for Niese, or Morrow maybe? I could use another SP and don’t need Marte. I keep a bunch of players in this league so Marte, Niese or Morrow could all be long-term guys for me. I doubt the Greinke owner would give him up, but I’ll ask.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Morrow or Niese…

  122. Boomer19 says:
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    Next week I have to choose from Zimmermann vs Cincy, Jo-Fer vs Minn, and Quintana vs Clev & Tampa. I like them all. Am I greedy thinking about starting Quintana for two starts? 5×5 twelve team with no cap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go ahead and be greedy… It’s not a bad two start week…

  123. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Quintana or Jose Fernandez rest of season for head to head league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, mister.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re welcome, Wallpaper.

  124. BrewerFan says:
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    @Grey: Just got a trade offer of Strasburg +Cruz for Frazier, Lester, and Hanley. I have Miggy and Goldschmidt so I can afford to lose Frazier. Am I giving up too much value to get Strasburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Strasburg…

  125. BrewerFan says:
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    Thanks a lot!
    It almost feels wrong that you offer such brilliant fantasy advice with no charge.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…

  126. Hi Grey — If you were going to re-rank the top 60 or 80 players, of the following under-performers, who would you no longer rank as highly as you did in the pre-season? Maybe better to say, which of these guys is not a good buy-low target? I’m looking for tasty trade candidates to make a play for this weekend. The list:

    –Stanton
    –Jose Batista
    –Heyward
    –Beltre
    –Josh Hamilton
    –Buster Posey
    –David Price
    –Matt Cain
    –Cole Hamels

    Thanks as always … enjoy the weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The top three seem as good as any… As always it depends what you’re paying for them…

  127. Charlie says:
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    People in my league are crazy over Harvey and even though my offense is considerably better than my pitching, I believe I have the opportunity to move Harvey and Shin Soo for either McCutchen or Braun. Braun might be a better lock cause he’s a diehard Mets fan.

    Should I make this trade in a 12 team H2H with this staff: Harvey, Greinke (DL), Latos, Shields, Josh Johnson, Josh Beckett, Lincecum, Jo-Fer, Cingrani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Braun…

  128. Jason says:
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    Looks like Mr. Anderson may be hurt possibly. Parker is screwing up. Who’s next in line aside from Straily?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How deep do you need to speculate on the A’s?

    • Jason says:
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      @Jason: confirmed. ankle sprain for Anderson.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That didn’t take long…

  129. Matt says:
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    Grey,

    Should I trade Kemp/Machado for Longoria/Dominic Brown? I have depth at OF but Machado is my starter at 3B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair…

  130. letsgobravos says:
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    If you want to listen to the police talking about the terrorist holed up in the boat, here’s a link to the police scanner. They just had a robot drop 10 flash bangs into the boat and now they are talking about him still moving around. Pretty nuts.

    http://m.ustream.tv/channel/ma-rt-9-window-cam

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s in a boat?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: in a boat. On land. In Watertown.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s in a boat on land in Watertown? This is so confusing…

          • letsgobravos says:
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            @Grey: Haha, yeah. Some lady said they searched the boat on a trailer in her backyard earlier in the day. After they lifted the stay indoors order, she went outside and saw bloody clothes on the ground next to the boat. Called the cops and they got into a gun fight with him. Sounds like he must have run out of ammo because he didn’t shoot anymore more. They used a robot to put 10 flash bangs into the boat and then waited to see if he was still moving. Eventually he either gave up or they realized he was unconscious. My guess would be the latter because apparently he was shot last night and probably again today during the exchange. Hopefully he survives so they can find out if he and his bro were working with other nut job muslims or on their own.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks for the break down… Glad they got him… What are flash bangs?

              • letsgobravos says:
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                @Grey: A type of concussion grenade that police/military use to stun people. Typically they throw them in right before they storm in, but in this case, they had the robot dump a bunch in and then waited 45 minutes before sending in a tactical team to apprehend him. By the time they went in, the terrorist was unconscious, probably from blood loss and not due to the flash bangs which only disorient you temporarily.

  131. Reverse Cowgill says:
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    Although they are almost the same player I am considering dropping Dunn for Alvarez who homered again tonight but Dunn was so good for me last year I am not able to do it without word from the Greytest… I have Machado and Lawrie and Rizzo at my 1b 1b/3b and 3b spots so Dunn is my util.

    10 team espn 5X5 head to head league where we keep 5 I am holding Taveras as a keeper do you think he warrants the immense value he is hyped up to have? My keeps are Cutch, Starlin, Machado, Lawrie, & potentially Taveras. Other options are Anthony Rizzo and Shelby Miller (prob not) but you think I have the right idea with Oscar as my long term guy? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not over Rizzo… I’d grab Alvarez…

  132. yourboyblue says:
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    Weekly H2H 10 team 5×5, 4-6 SPs. Greinke’s owner dropped him this week. I have an open DL spot–what % of FAAB budget do you throw at him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Out of how much money?

      • yourboyblue says:
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        @Grey:

        $100

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d put $16…

  133. Steve Stevenson says:
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    V-Mart’s slow start just a slow start, or sign of something worse? If he drops in your ranks, how far?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As a catcher? I’d let him ride for another two weeks before worrying about him…

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, someone dropped him in a shallow yahoo league. Only 20 pickups per year, and a bunch of the other midtier guys are available (Lucroy, Arencibia, Chooch, McCann, etc)–looks like I need to move on from Jesus, trying to decide how to use my precious roster move.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t waste a roster move on a catcher…

  134. slew says:
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    the Brewers have hit for the cycle against Samardzija in the first- Ouch!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Braun one really hurt…

    • Hondo says:
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      @slew:

      The only good thing is I have Estrada too.

      The Cubs defense looks like a bad Little League team.

      Maybe they could put Marmol out there to look at balls drop.

  135. Steve says:
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    Morrow, Jesus.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: And Strasburg on the same team. Awesome.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Someone tell Estrada a walk is better than a homer…

  136. Steve says:
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    And now Sonavabenched by Ike. Can’t be the only one.

  137. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    here comes Ike

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time

  138. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Wandy is on my waivers right now (15 team mixed). Put in a request for him and drop Morrow, Niese, or J. Fernandez or hold tight for now? Getting a little tired of Morrow and Niese so far…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  139. Hondo says:
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    They better get Harvey out right effing now,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

  140. joeg414 says:
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    One more time; AJ Griffin for Ryan Howard? I get Howard. Good deal? Non keeper 6×6 13 team deep mixed daily roto.

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @joeg414: yeah now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  141. nightpandas says:
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    The Shark enough for Rollins? I also have Segura at SS (15 teams, keep 9)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should be…

      • nightpandas says:
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        @Grey: would you trade Rollins for The Shark?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would…

  142. nightpandas says:
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    Fujikawa worth a DL stash (drop Herrera). Also worth picking up Span to fill in for Kemp till he decides to start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup on both…

  143. Rico says:
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    Assume hold Rutledge over Crawford, yeah?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  144. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Ike in lineup all year. Ike does nothing. Ike out of lineup tonight. Ike hits 2 HRs. Fuck you, Ike. That is all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Sky: Imagine owning him last year and dropping him at the ASB…

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Ouch. I owned him through the whole season and was rewarded. I’m doing it again but I still want to punch him in that big beautiful nose of his.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Sky: I was mad I had no one else to cover CI today and had to play him. I gess I have to deal with that decision, hope I can go to sleep tonight

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Oh you’ll sleep fine. Like you’re already drowsy and probably not even reading this and dreaming of 3 more HRs from him tomorrow but I’m starting him then so he’ll go 0/5 with 3 K.

  145. Carlos says:
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    SonOfABench!!!!

    Start Ike tomorrow against Gio? That has 0-4 3 ks written all over it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him now…

  146. Hondo says:
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    Ike and Lowrie both on the bench.Kill me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  147. Stashio says:
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    When do you think Arenado will get called up? Worth the stash now, I have Moustakas at third?
    Thanks!

    • Jose C. says:
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      @Sky:

      That’s my story as well. Benched him and started three guys from BAL/LA in my ten team H2H league that got postponed. FML.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I haven’t had any of his 3 HRs this year in my H2H and only one in my roto. Not like I’ve been sitting him every day either. So frustrating. I don’t like Ike right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      July

  148. letsgobravos says:
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    Damnit, of course Ike Davis is on my bench when he finally goes off. 2 homers so far tonight. Fortunately I’m crushing my opp in both HRs and RBIs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sonavabench!

  149. joeg414 says:
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    Thanks making the Ryan Howard trade now. Is Jhoulys Chacin worth at least a replacement for Griffin as a bench /spot starter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joeg414: Sure, but be careful with him…

  150. Wilsonian says:
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    So Ike was dropped. I have Frazier, Jennings, and Marte to swap between my two UTIL slots. Obviously the first two are undroppable but Starling is. I like him, but his BABIP is obviously unsustainable. Do I lose Starling for Ike in case this is the start of something good?

    • royce! says:
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      @Wilsonian: I’m not sure what Grey will say, but I think that if you need power, you should grab Ike. His early season woes seem to have just been luck related…his BABIP coming into today was .176, which his batted ball profile did not support (~ 21 LD%). So it seemed that he was getting unlucky with both BABIP and HR/FB. Kinda kicking myself for not trying to buy low on him over the last few days, but I have Rizzo everywhere, so it was hard to come up with a sellable deal.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @royce!: I don’t need power this week (16 hrs after today’s game), but I don’t REALLY need steals either (although I only have two steals). So it’s kind of a toss up. I dig the long ball much more than the SAGNOF.

  151. joeg414 says:
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    who’s the shark?

  152. Wake Up says:
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    Samardzima

  153. joeg414 says:
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    Or is Wade Davis a better option as a bench/ spot starter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joeg414: Prefer Davis…, don’t love either…

  154. mhfella says:
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    Sure wish I played Wandy instead of Estrada tonight. 1.50 whip, 4Ks, 4.50 era, home against the Cubs? That’s not even stream-worthy. Only pitcher I have worse than him so far is Cole Hamels.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mhfella: Yeah, he gives up some really inopportune hnmers…

  155. JMAC says:
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    Grey, in an OBP league 5×5 would you trade Tulo and Fowler for Bautista and Matt Moore? I need pitching and I have too many OFs. If i get rejected, I’m planning on replacing Fowler with Pence. Let me know your thoughts. Thank you

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @JMAC: sounds like a solid plan to me, hopefully he accepts…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JMAC: I would

  156. Cole says:
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    Axford is back, man… He’s back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cole: Hope so, I have him all over the place…

  157. letsgobravos says:
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    Chacin looks like he just suffered an oblique injury…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos: Yeah, sounds like a DL stint is coming…

  158. ferris says:
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    Sounds like Halladay pitched pretty well against a top flight opponent

    Can you throw out a couple bats that you would try to sell him for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ferris: Aim for a number two-ish outfielder… Think Jennings…

  159. Teblow! says:
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    Hello Grey. I would first like to say Congrats to the Boston area Law Enforcement and FBI for catching the Chechan Cockroach in his hiding hole.

    Now, I could use a SS. Segura or Crawford? I would say Segura, but I thought I would ask.

    Also, it sounds like you would drop Teheran for Villanueva. Correct?

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Teblow!: segura has much more upside than crawford…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Teblow!: Segura and yes Villanueva…

  160. AdamH says:
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    I’ve stayed at the Schenect Holiday Inn several times. Last time there, got stuck in an elevator with a tranny. Don’t remember much after that. True story…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AdamH: Ha… I know the people that own it…

  161. Sam says:
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    In a vacuum, Frazier/Scherzer for BJ Upton/Jarrod Parker? Which side would you prefer?

    • Alex says:
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      @Sam: Frazier and Max

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Alex: This. Frazier and Max all day. Max looks like his breakout last year was legit while Parker looks lost/injured. BJ Upton is streaky as hell and not good enough to offset the difference in the two pitchers, imo. Plus, Frazier looks pretty legit thus far. I’ll be interested to see what grey has to say on this one…

  162. Cheese&Rice says:
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    Jason Castor is my catcher this week, the 3rd time I have made a change at this position. I have been offered Evan Gattis for Brett Gardner. Gardner has been on my bench since the start of the season, based on my weak catcher position and the unkown with Gattis going forward, should I make the trade?

  163. Alex says:
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    Imagine Ike on the Juice. Maybe Mike wouldnt have divorced him

  164. Fratstar says:
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    I need a SS and an OF….I like Desmond and Bruce…who would you trade from my roster?

    Rosario
    Votto
    Kinsler
    Crawford
    Zimmerman
    Goldy
    Braun
    Aoki
    Davis
    Victorino
    Denorfia
    Wright
    Ike

    Cain
    Wainwright
    Scherzer
    Samardzija
    Gallardo
    Bailey

    Wilhelmson
    Jannsen
    Street
    Cingrani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fratstar: Street and Cain? Davis and closer?

  165. Steven says:
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    Grey,
    A trade of Torii Hunter for David Price straight up was just accepted in my league. What do you think of this trade? Also, I own Salvador Perez but, Lucroy,Ruiz,Avila are available. Would you hold or pick one of them up?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven: Avila… Trade’s pretty terrible…

  166. Kid A says:
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    As a late nite comment. I really love having drafted Ichiro and Gardner to fill my SB category. Keep it up boys.

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Kid A: I drafted Gardner for his power…

      • Kid A says:
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        @Long Bawls: Fine! Truth be told I drafted for culinary infusion of wasabi stuffed english muffins. for shame

  167. Long Bawls says:
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    Longoria! He certainly is working on a nice bouquet of flowers to make up for his past indiscretions.

  168. Carlos says:
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    Arroyo vs the Marlins tomorrow?

    Stream-o only has him at $5, but he just had an 8 inning 2.25 ERA game vs the phillies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carlos: I’d stream him…

  169. KayCee says:
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    13 team mixed, 6×6 (5×5 plus obp & games), keeper

    I own Eye Young. Rajai dropped and on wire. Who do you prefer?

  170. Brandon says:
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    Would you drop Salvador Perez for Carlos Ruiz next weekend? In looking at sabermetrics, they are both 90% contact guys who should hit .290-.300. They both seem like 15 HR guys, although I think Perez has 25 homer potential (I can’t say that about Ruiz). Perez has had semi-slow start but has played in 100% of KC’s games. Guessing Ruiz would get more days off. Thoughts?

    Thanks!

  171. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey, your pre-season advice has been great. I have shot out to the early lead in my points/salary cap league. I currently have Reyes and plan on dropping him. Which of theses SS would be the best add:

    Lowrie
    Andrus
    Rollins
    Cozart
    Hanley

    We only have 6 transactions for the year so I have to make each one count.

    Here is the scoring:
    Hitting Points
    Single 1
    Double 2
    Triple 3
    Stolen Base 2
    Caught Stealing -1
    Home Run 4
    Run Batted In 2
    Run Scored 2
    Walk (or HBP) 1
    Strikeout -1

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Andrus

  172. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    D-backs new SS makes me think of this one hit wonder. If you,me and the guy living outside your place that wears a lamp shade on his head believes it, then it’s US3

    what’s that? Didi-didi bop
    Funky funky – yeah yeah – didi-didi bop

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: how is homeless steve?

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: bad joke, works only when we flow back and fourth. homeless steve is “the guy living outside your place that wears a lamp shade on his head”, that’s literally me quoting me…huh, I met him while peeping on your pad trying to get a picture of me with your picture of Giancarlo….again bad joke, not good the next day

            Hey, aren’t you at Coachella?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha! Oh…. Ha… No, I didn’t love the groups and backed out of Coachchella… Instead, I’m going to the Grilled Cheese Festival today!

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: Ooooh, where is that?

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: chiba and cheese!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Chiba Chiba y’all… Grilled cheese y’all!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I’m jealous,my daughter would be in heaven at a grilled cheese festival

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s a shizz show of cheese heads and people who want free grilled cheese sammies… I’m in heaven!

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: actually is watermelon man it think

        • Jason says:
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          @Jason: and thanks for getting that song in m head.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Jason: Herbie Hancock?

          • Jason says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: my bad, your right. i’ll keep the cantaloupe.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Jason: It’s a fluke, I just happen to be a big Herbie Hancock fan

                • Jason says:
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                  @Jason: and. why are you full of hate?

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Jason: when i first started in here I would go on rants about my fantasy players. And I am kind of an angry guy in real life, sometimes…

                    Just sticking with the name, have changed it up a few times, but always go back to it.

                    now will probably change again for shits and giggles

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Jason: NICE!

                  • Jason says:
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                    @Jack Full of Hate: sorry grey. Turning this into a new blog called JazzBall.

  173. Wake Up says:
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    Casilla in again. No Romo. What gives?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Wake Up: Casilla get el W!!!

      I picked him up on 4/13, got a win and a save and 4 K’s

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: Nice. He was brought into a closer situation again last night. Is Romo hurt?

        Watermelon Man! Very Nice!

        • Steve Stevenson says:
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          @Wake Up: Nuts. Dropped Casilla for Quintana yesterday.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Wake Up: I brought up that Bochy passed on Romo for Casilla the other day too, its strange.

          thanks for the props

  174. EK says:
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    Ike or Coco? UTIL spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Ike

  175. cheerio says:
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    Drop Gardner for Villanueva or Corbin?

  176. Jason says:
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    Been offered Cole Hammels for Kemp. I need pitching too.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Jason: I wouldn’t

  177. way too *#^% for this says:
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    10 team 7 keeper 5×5 roto 25 man roster

    My F-Her Des and Ethier for his Carlos Gonzalez. My pitchers are Moore Zimmerman Ryu JoseFer Shelby Dempster.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @way too *#^% for this: I like it, in a 10, you can replace Ethier easily, and Felix and I’m assuming ian Desmod for cargo is legit

  178. gareth says:
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    Who do you like more -seager, chisenhall or donalson?

  179. gareth says:
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    Time to drop lincecum? Guys like cobb and estrada have been dropped in my league.

    Also drop parnell for either bailey or last of the mujicans?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: Cobb…. Parnell…

  180. gareth says:
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    Which 2 start pitcher do you like better in week 4 – holland, loshe, vogelsong. Please rank in order of best to worst. Thanks grey!

  181. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Looks like Chacin might be finding the DL for his Oblique…. who would you grab as a replacement in a QS league? Pick top 2 as I need to put them into waivers

    Patrick Corbin
    Wade Davis
    Jon Garland
    Jake Westbrook
    Jason Marquis
    Bronson Arroyo
    Kevin Slowey
    Eric Stults

  182. Snake Hips says:
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    I need a streamer. Who do you pick?
    H2H points league (W, K, BB, H, ER)

    Stults @ SF
    Kendrick vs STL
    Nova @ TOR
    Floyd vs MIN
    Peralta vs CHN
    Diamond @CHS
    Gee vs WAS
    Jiminez @ HOU

  183. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Grey – bon (for all your achey joints)

    I have to drop one to make room for BIG PAPI. 12 tm AL only MI’s.
    Yunel Escobar
    Eric Sogard

    (I have Hiroyushi Nakajima in my DL slot if that matters).

  184. Mikey says:
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    Hey Stache -

    Please tell me who wins this deal in a H2H AL only points league Chris Sale for Jacoby Elisbury.

    thx.

  185. Colin says:
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    Grey…what to do with Teheran? Kid is all over the place and when he does throw a strike its right over the plate and gets tattooed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Colin: Drop in most leagues

  186. ulysses says:
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    Hey Grey!

    i was offered Cingrani(1), Wheeler(7) or Garcia(12) for my Strasburg(28). i want to aim higher and ask for Harvey(15) in the deal instead of wheeler but I don’t think it will fly. would you do you think? The dollars are the auction keeper values for next year.

    • ulysses says:
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      @ulysses: Oh and its an NL Only…

  187. David says:
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    More concerned about Kemp or Stanton? What OFs would you target for either? I was thinking B Harper. I’m in a 12 tm H2H keeper league.

  188. Eddy says:
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    I’ve built a big enough lead in ERA and WHIP where I can afford. A blow up or two, so which of these terrible names do you like for a stream tomorrow?

    Wily Peralta v CHC
    Justin Grimm v SEA
    Jake Arrieta v LAD

    Trying to focus on Ks.

    Also, in a 12-team league someone dropped Morrow. I have excellent pitching so I can afford his bad starts, but an argument can also be made that I don’t need him. Claim or let go?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Eddy: Arrieta for K’s

      • Eddy says:
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        @Wake Up: made the move, thanks!

  189. Rixo says:
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    Hold on to tillman, replace him with corbin or tepesch?
    Espn 12 team mixed league.

  190. JackInTheBox says:
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    Stream-o-Nator likes Gee for tomorrow. Not sure I agree…thoughts? Should Gee be streamed in a 12 team H2H?

  191. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: In my H2H keeper league with OBP instead of AVG, what do you think of this trade:

    C Santana for Shelby and Gyorko

    It’s a 3 player keeper league but I have guys like Stanton, Tulo, Cano, Goldy, etc so Shelby isn’t a keeper for me.

    The only drawback is that we have specific pitching slots for RP so I like playing Shelby as an RP.

    If I don’t do this deal I’ll be running Gattis/Ruiz/schmotatoes at my C slot all season.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @SwaggerJackers: I’d want Santana in H2H…Shelby is not gonna help you during the playoffs ethier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SwaggerJackers: I wouldn’t trade for a catcher, but Carlos side is better

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: They countered with Santana for Zimmermann.

        Too much for Santana?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Too much

  192. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey grey,

    Wells, Ethier, Duda or Carter ROS?
    Pick 2

    Thanks

  193. Nathan says:
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    Very curious what in Billy Butler’s sweet tits is leading the streamonator to *highly* recommend Joe Blanton against the Rangers…

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Nathan: not touching Blanton here…

      • Nathan says:
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        @Wake Up: No, me niether. Seems like a very strange recommendation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nathan: SON is drunk dialing Blanton?

  194. Frank Lynch says:
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    Sup grey!! I just got a trade proposal. He wants MCcutchen n aj green for clay buchholz n Andre baily or cingrani. Yes our no?? It stated off with me wanting Halladay back.

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Frank Lynch:

      I am not grey but with all due respect the guy is trying to rip you off. I wouldnt give up McCuttchen for all those guys combined. Man he is trying to get McCutchen for essentially a couple of waver wire material! I would stay put and even quit asking for Halladay back.

      Just my 2 cents

  195. Frank Lynch says:
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    When u said to trade one of my out fielders after i grabbed j Upton but i didn’t have MCcutchen in mind.. But i need an ace and i got rid of Cole hamels and got allot of OF’s. If is not even then do you think i should try for Halliday too? Oh also if good trade then Cingrani over bailey?

    • Frank Lynch says:
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      He also has.. Masterson, Sale and Cain

  196. Frank Lynch says:
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    He also has.. Masterson, Sale and Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank Lynch: I don’t know what this is regarding…

  197. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Duda or Denorfia over Carter? Its a bench spot, i want the guy who has the best chance of breaking out this year. Other guy im holding for that reason is Dom Brown.

  198. Steady says:
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    Morning Grey…

    Do you like Estrada for a everyday going forward with guys like Cingrani, Quintana, S. Miller, Ryu, Villanueva on FA…. and if so would you drop Lance Lynn for one of them to?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steady: Grab Miller…

  199. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Is it time to drop bone face?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I nabbed Saunders the other day, hopefully it helps

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could…

  200. TRADE IN MY LEAGUE – I AM COMMISIONER
    TRADE WAS VETO YESTERDAY AND BOTH TEAM STILL WANT TO MAKE THIS TRADE
    I DID NOT VETO TRADE – I WANT ALL TRADES TO GO THROUGH
    IS THE TRADE FAIR – I THINK ANY TIME YOUR TRADE A STARTER FOR A CLOSER THERE IS A PROBLEM

    Adam Wainwright AND Adrian Beltre

    FOR

    JASON GRILLI AND Buster Possey

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Mr Baseball: the Beltre side is a little top heavy, but I could see how the Posey side fills a lot of need. I’d let it go through

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Baseball: Trade’s not really fair, but I wouldn’t veto it… Beltre side by a lot…

  201. Ray says:
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    Hafner or Chris Carter ROS? 6×6 with OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ray: Carter

  202. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    what’s your take on Simmons at this point?

  203. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Is Boggs toast for saves this year? I’m itching to churn that roster spot, but saves are hotly contested in my 12-teamer every year. Also holding Rosenthal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: I’d lose both unless I was desperate for saves…

  204. Ryan says:
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    Someone is trying to offer me Stanton for Rizzo and saves guy…
    Is it possible Rizzo hits more Hr than Stanton?
    Not sure i want to do that..Rizzo could hit another 25-30 this year…
    Thoughts??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: I’d take Stanton….

  205. Adam says:
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    Weeks is killing me(as usual)…is Rutledge a big upgrade over him?
    I think he has better upside…. Thoughts?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: I’d prefer Rutledge…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: shocker!

  206. chillmodious says:
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    Anyone catch the David Ortiz “This is our f*@&ing city!” live on national tv? Pretty solid.

  207. Thrilla says:
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    JJ Hardy just hit waivers. Do I claim him in a 12 Team H2H Y league with OBP + SLG? Current SS is Rollins (we don’t have CI/MI, just standard 3 OF 1 UTIL)

    My bench:

    M. Moustakas
    I. Davis
    B. Lawrie

    C. Tillman
    S. Marcum
    T. Milone

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • Thrilla says:
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        @Grey: Ok I’ll hold. I just hate knowing someone who didn’t draft a SS could now get 25ish HRs. The guy who dropped him had Tulo, not sure why he doesn’t want the insurance plan. O well…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What ya gonna do? You can’t police waivers…

  208. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    do you know anything about Burgos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bourjos? The Angels outfielder?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: the guy called up to take Fiers spot, got a 14/2 K/BB in 16 innings and really shot up through the Brewers system

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh! Sounds like a decent flyer for NL-Only leagues for now… Could have mixed league appeal after we see more…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I’m always interested in fresh meat

        • Prezii says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: you’re interested in any kind of meat….

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Prezii: I knew that statement would draw out some of my creepers

            did you read my e-mail?

            • Prezii says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: haha creeper creeper! Naww i didnt tho homie.. my email has been faulty lately. Is it a passionate love letter like you promised?

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Prezii: with pics!

                with dayan on the dl, you ready to talk again, it’s time to upgrade from that commodore 64

                • Prezii says:
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                  @Jack Full of Hate: haha nice! I gotchya, We’ll try somethin tonight man..

                  P.S. grey broke viciedo.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    My bad!

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey: a sacrifice to get Giancarlo back on track?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Whatever it takes…

  209. Boomer19 says:
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    Trying to trade Youk and Lowrie for Rutledge and Frazier. Is that enough or should I throw in a brain freeze closer if I have to? Also next week Zimmermann in Cincy or Jo-Fer at Min? Thanks. Have a stat filled weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Fer… Throw in a brain freeze if you have to…

  210. Mike says:
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    Would u trade Stanton and halladay for gio and trumbo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  211. munnyshooter says:
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    was offered M. Cain for Desmond Jennings and L. Cain. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh…

      • munnyshooter says:
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        @Grey: anyone else?

  212. Frank Lynch says:
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    Thanks buddy. It’s impossible to get to the bottom of this page a without razzball freezing. Lol it’s mad busy. Anyway i just feel like i need a really good pitcher added to my squad cause i got the bats. This guy had Sale n Cain, maybe i can grab one of them. Here’s my pitching… Latos, samardzija, aj griffen, brett Anderson, Jim Henderson, jj putz, sjelby miller, mujica, Iwakuma, Dempster. BATTING- wieters,fielder,altuve, zimmerman, starlin castro, MCcutchen, holliday, justin upton, crawford, beltran, segura, gardner, mark reynolds n reyes on DL… Do you think i should make a move or stay. I’m really pissed cause everyone n where i read told me to drop Halladay asap n now I’m kicking myself. Idk help me out buddy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltran for Cain?

    • Frank Lynch says:
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      Sorry i forgot he has Ryu too

  213. Prezii says:
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    OF course, i was sunavabenched by ike…… Why wouldnt i be? I mean i only played him every day but like 2.. i mean why wouldnt he jack two out with one off strasburg… Really, can i hate this guy ANY more? Is it possible… Doubtful.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s just messing with you…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey: he reads razzball.. just like zobrist did last year! Ike davis welcome to the throne of hate…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ike Davis read my advice for him to move closer to the plate… He’s welcome!

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey: really… It is rocket science and all.

  214. Frank Lynch says:
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    Do you think my pitching is still straight though?? Also who should i offer for Ryu or do you not like him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Ryu, I think your pitching can be fine for now…

  215. Long Bawls says:
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    Jesus. Torchello.

  216. Eddy says:
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    In a 12-team league someone dropped Morrow. I have excellent pitching so I can afford his bad starts, but an argument can also be made that I don’t need him. Claim or let go?

    My Sp:

    Harvey
    Cingrani
    Scherzer
    Zimmermann
    Niese
    Matt Moore
    Shelby Miller
    Estrada

    Any of these immediate drops for Morrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Estrada for him…

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Would that mean you like Cingrani more than Estrada right now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on the match-up, but I could see it…

  217. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: as a holland owner, is it worth hanging on to Herrera? Just gave up another bomb against the sawx…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, something’s wrong with him…

  218. Brendan says:
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    Should I drop any of these pitchers and either stream or pick up a middle reliever?

    Tim Hudson
    C.J. Wilson
    Jered Weaver
    Tony Cingrani
    Shelby Miller
    Ian Kennedy
    Lance Lynn
    Max Scherzer
    Casey Janssen
    Jim Henderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have no idea who you’d pick up, but your pitchers look okay… Hudson would be my first drop…

      • Brendan says:
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        @Grey:
        Either use the spot for streaming, pick up Valverde, or pick up a middle reliever such as Tazawa.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Streaming spot if you need it… In most match-ups, Hudson isn’t much better than a streamer anyway…

  219. MikeZ says:
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    I need to upgrade my Ks in my 12 team 5×5 weekly league with no bench. My staff is Peavy, Zimmermann, Niese, Minor and Miley (as well as Holland for 2 starts next week). I also have Weaver 9n the DL. I’m last in my league in strikeouts, and though I’m near the top in all my other pitching categories, I’m 50Ks behind the guy in first already. Any idea of K guys to target for trades for Zimmermann, Niese or Minor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trading pitchers for pitchers isn’t really the best way to go… But you can try to trade Zimmermann for Scherzer or Samardzija…

  220. Ian says:
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    my outfield consists of J-up, heyward, beltran, cain and snider with cespedes currently on the DL. My catcher is jesus montero.. what do you think of trading beltran for either v-mart or napoli?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Napoli…

  221. slew says:
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    Cozart got drilled on the hand trying to bunt and it didn’t look too good. Might want to begin looking for a replacement.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crap…

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: I bet Dusty’s toothpick put the squeeze on after Dusty let it manage an inning. “See, toothpick… this is why we can’t have nice things! Now get back in my mouth.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Toothpick has a mind of its own…

    • slew says:
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      @slew: X-rays are Negative. so there’s that.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That’s good, so there’s that…

  222. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Gotta enjoy Smyly’s cleanup in Cali today after Porcello shat the bed again. 7 K in less than 6 IP and zero ER so far. They’ve gotta put him back into the rotation now, right? Porcello goes to the disgraceful list? Or maybe just gets thrown into downtown Detroit and let the gangs handle him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know, Detroit has had a weird allegiance to Porcello for a few years now…

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        True, they’re used to not changing the lineup card with Leyland around, I’m sure that applies to the pitcher as well. Hopefully someone uses whiteout on Porcello and scratches in Smyly in 5 days, though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Or just writes in an emoticon…

  223. J-Lef says:
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    Howdy Grey,

    First time in the FBB world and have found my perfect blog hyeah….

    Dipping my toe into trades in a league that historically only drafts and waivers.

    Offered Zobrist/J.Zimm for Jim Johnson and Gio G. It’s an 11-team 6×6 with K/9 and OPS, and I’m trying to make up ground in K9 and SV. Also, Rutledge is on waivers as a 2B option.

    What thinketh you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too! I’d take Zobrist side…

      • J-Lef says:
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        @Grey: Grazie!

  224. JMAC says:
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    I’m in a 10 team H2H 5×5 OBP keeper league and I have a few extra bats what do you think about trading David Ortiz for Matt Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Moore

  225. SeanMcD says:
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    I’m tied up 5-5 in my H2H league right now. If I can get 3 Ks and a W with a sub 4 ERA and WHIP of 1.38 or less I’ll take the lead. Available pitchers are Allan Webster, Ervin Santana, Wily Peralta, Jake Westbrook. Do you think any of these 4 can get me the results I want?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Westbrook… They’re all crapshoots though…

  226. Tony says:
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    grey- seeing high volume of pick ups on STRAILY…. why? not seeing any news anywhere….

    • Eddy says:
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      @Tony:

      Preemptive moves in case Brett Anderson hits the DL, though I’m reading there’s a chance he could still make his next start. If you have room, not a bad stash, but I wouldn’t drop anyone valuable for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson hurt on Friday…

  227. Eddy says:
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    Anthony Rendon getting the call to the majors to replace Ryan Zimmerman who just hit the DL. Word is Rendon will start.

    Anxiously awaiting your thoughts on him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab him!

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey: I grabbed him in multiple places — and then I picked him up off the pool.

  228. slew says:
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    Washington places R. Zimmerman on the DL, recalls Rendon from Triple A?
    Is he worth rosterbating to? Need my fix.

    • slew says:
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      @slew: Yea, what Eddy said.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab him…

  229. Tony says:
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    Is Gyorko Droppable?? sick of seeing him go 1 for 5? i’d be snaggin up NAVA most likely….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…

  230. JMAC says:
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    Would you rather drop Ike Davis or Mark Reynolds for Ryan Howard in a 5×5 OBP keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds

      • JMAC says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Earning those Daiquiris

  231. DiscoD says:
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    Was offered Beltre / Pedroia for my Longoria / Zobrist in a Yahoo H2H points league. I’m afraid of Longo’s injury history and really tempted to accept the trade. Which side would you take?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo side

  232. TOFU STRANGLER says:
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    Zimmerman owner…

    Rendon or chris Johnson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  233. Wake Up says:
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    Rendon or Pagliarulo………I keed…

    Another good call on Ryu…(I didn’t listen this time…)

    Reimold did another handstand tonight…

    Is Casilla the closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I saw, I have Reimold now… I hope I can hold until him until he gets 10 homers in the next month and ends up on the DL… I’d grab Casilla for Ks and vulture saves, just in case… Romo seems tre brittle…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Nice! Sounds about right…hopefully he moves up in the batting order a little for you.

        Yeah, he hasn’t pitched in a week…merci beaucoup…

        Finally cut Jesus…and he just got a hit…guarantee he HRs tonight!

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Wake Up: I just grabbed Rendon all over the place…Just wanted an old school Pags reference in there…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jesus probably feels like he needs to make you a believer…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: speaking of believer…did you check out Kumare?

            I just watched Bottle Rocket again…I think I like it so much because I actually have a Dignan…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wish Kumare was my best friend and sitting next to me right now while I type this… That’s top ten best movie…

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: Not only is he sitting beside you…he’s sitting inside you…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes, literally… Hey, watch your elbow!

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Wake Up: love that movie, the opening is the best

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate: YOU DON’T GIVE A $500 TIP TO THE HOUSEKEEPING!

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Wake Up: hahaha, I can’t believe its been over 15 years since I first saw that movie, I have it on VHS

  234. TOFU STRANGLER says:
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    VMART is going to sit for a little bit

    Go with Arencibia or Lucroy

    Thank ya

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JP

  235. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: What type of numbers can Rendon put up? Is he worth dropping any of Carter or Brown for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold there…

  236. royce! says:
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    Another day, another sub-Mendoza line showing by my RCL team and I lost Zimmermann and I missed out on Rendon by a few minutes because I was trying to figure out how I can save $ by removing a hornets nest by myself…I still have you, beer! I’m ready to take over an abandoned team now, if any RCL has one…god knows it can’t be worse than what I’ve done so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need a challenge… Evidenced by the hornet’s nest and your determination making sure there are no abandoned RCL teams… You’re a fighter, royce!.

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: I destroyed that hornets’ nest, though it was a bit more comedic than heroic…got all psyched out reading shizz online about how to deal with it (“Make sure to cover your urethra!”) and went to battle looking like a total idiot, complete with pants tucked into thick socks and protective goggles, only to stand a few feet from the nest, spraying an entire bottle of hornet killer on it while they just buzzed around, entirely disinterested in me. I could have been down there in my jean shorts and leather vest! Next time, I guess…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I feel like this was a scene in the movie Election… Or maybe it was Ulee’s Gold… “Make sure to cover your urethra!” is the a great tip for every occasion…

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: Ha! I I was a ridiculous sight. Took me much longer to put on my silly outfit than it took to kill the hornets.

            Now that I’ve prevailed on the hornet front, perhaps my RCL team will starting hitting…Reddick, Stanton, Bautista, Kipnis, Rizzo, you all owe me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You should’ve put on the Belushi bumble bee outfit… The bees would’ve had no idea…

              • royce! says:
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                @Grey: Wanna hear the punch line? They were honey bees.

                Now, I wouldn’t have kept them around, considering that I need access to the shed they had taken over and I have a small child, but still…I think I should have been wearing glasses last night when I went to spray the nest.

                I killed a rattlesnake the other day though! And it really was one! (full disclosure- it was a baby rattlesnake).

                • SteveNZ says:
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                  @royce!: “Daddy – why have all the flowers in the garden died?”

                  • royce! says:
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                    @SteveNZ: “Let me tell you about the birds and bees, kid. Daddy killed them.”

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Let’s see, which way should I respond with this?

                  A) Go the environmental route and talk about how the world honey bee population is dwindling (true, but not very funny/enjoyable)

                  B) Go with ‘NOT THE BEES!’ care of Nic Cage’s general insanity/terrible remake of the Wicker Man

                  C) My favorite; when/if you ever doubt yourself, go with GOB: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J2kc4oZTVU

                  • royce! says:
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                    @Sky: I vote for Gob!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  How come you’ve become all Crocodile Dundee like lately?

                  • royce! says:
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                    @Grey: Fatherhood changes you, man… Makes you want to destroy things…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Maybe it’s a way to balance the universe for bringing life in…

                    • royce! says:
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                      @royce!: Yeah, you know I’m kidding….our house abuts a canyon that connects to a huge park (like Griffith Park), so there are always crazy critters cruising around our yard…coyotes, snakes, all sort of vermin, tons of rabbits, and an occasional turtle.

  237. Wake Up says:
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    Here’s Boggs up 5 in the ninth…

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Wake Up: clean, at least…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Wake Up: not missing any bats…any hold-outs…time to move on(Note to self)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good riddance to that schmohawk…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: ba-bye…

  238. Frank Grimes says:
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    Grey should I grab Rendon if I have Frazier for Zimmerman replacement? (damn DL already!)
    I’ve been juggling Frazier Jennings Rizzo in two Ut spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound like you need him…

  239. Carnac says:
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    “Sometimes getting clobbered can be really good for team chemistry…” – Houston Astros TV guys just now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Carnac: I always say that going out to kick some ass or getting your ass kicked, they are both the same and they both make you feel better….that doesn’t really apply here, oh well I typed it already

  240. Steve says:
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    Just dropped Lind to grab Reimold in a 14 teamer. Fair enough?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Steve: I like it and I like your new kicks

      • Steve says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: Thanks. A re-issue of some that came out in ’88. All my sneaks are pretty old skool…

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Steve: I had a pair of those in 88, different color

          • Steve says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: Nice. Think they were the Air Trainer TW back then. The Air Trainer 88 now…

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Steve: I believe mine were blue and grey and white, super comfy

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Steve: I still miss my Revolutions, got them on sale and had to mow a lot of lawns to pay my dad back but I wore them till you could see my socks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair enough, indeed…

  241. crock says:
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    Drop Kendrys Morales for Rendon? Morales is a bench bat, I have Longo at 3b and Jennings and Gardner at my utl. If Rendon somehow got 2b eligibility that would be huge since I have Boneface with nothing servicable on the wire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  242. Steve says:
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    Couple of things with regard to the ol’ 14 team H2H…

    Would you be starting L Cain ahead of Jennings now if you had both?

    And Fujikawa is a better DL stash than Frank-Frank, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Jennings… Fujikawa, yeah…

  243. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey, is rendon a better bench bat than Rutt and/or Boneface?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better than Boneface…

  244. Jon says:
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    Add a bat to replace Zimm? Position doesn’t really matter, but CI as a tie-breaker:

    Arcia, Lind, Seth Smith, Krispie Young, Denorfia, Donaldson, Kelly Johnson, Garrett Jones, Seager, Rasmus or Reimold

    Sorry for throwing a bunch of names out there – I haven’t been paying any attention to bats to add lately so have no idea who I want.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reimold…

  245. chillmodious says:
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    One more Rendon ? for the pile…

    I was thinking of dropping Moustakas for LaRoche (for Util), but the Rendon call-up has me intrigued. I’m intrigued, y’all! So, which of those three–Moustakas, Rendon, LaRoche–would you rather have for Util? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Moustakas for a bit longer…

  246. Tom says:
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    think cashner has a chance to stick in the rotation now? looked good in a spot start tonite even though he was on a low pitch count.

    • Tom says:
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      @Tom: also, tyson ross to the DL. this has to be cashner’s chance, right?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        The goal was to have him back in the rotation before long. He’s in now, if you’re interested go pick him up

  247. Jon says:
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    Lose one in a long-term keeper league:

    Hammel, Cobb, Tillman, Cashner, Quintana, Herrera, Mujica, Santos (DL), Soria (DL)

    One of the relievers, I’m assuming?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santos

  248. EK says:
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    holland or parnell?

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @EK: Holland

  249. EK says:
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    drop asdrubal for cozart?
    h2h pts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  250. Steve says:
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    Not saying I like him (and have never owned him), but is there any possibility Jeter could give you something decent when he comes back?

    Better, that is, than any of Lowrie, Espinosa or Rutledge?

    Just looking at him as a DL stash…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems very unlikely…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  251. nightpandas says:
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    Arenado worth picking up over Arcia in my 15 teamer (keep 9)? Middlebrooks killing me at 3rd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  252. Blake says:
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    I am in a 10 team H2H points league with Ike davis with my 1st baseman. he really is droppable at this point. Any of these players u suggest instead of davis that are on my waiver wire?

    Gattis
    A Lind
    M Reynolds
    D Nava
    C Carter
    B Moss
    Y alonso
    B Belt
    Justin Morneau

    Plus others – My league really favors HR for points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t he just hit two homers?

  253. hankg says:
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    Drop Ryu for either cingrani or villanueva? I could also drop Asdrubal, Ike Davis or Crisp, all of whom are on my bench. thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  254. Frank Lynch says:
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    Morning grey.. Castro, beltran n aj griffen for Cain n Halladay good? I feel like i need solid SP’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs… I wouldn’t trade Castro for a pitcher…

  255. Frank Lynch says:
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    Sorry trade is canceled but anyway i got zimmerman and yahoo is saying his replacement, Rendon, is a must pickup. Is that true? If so i wouldn’t know who to drop for a guy that is only playing for two weeks..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends if you don’t have a 3rd baseman…

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        I have mark Reynolds.. Keep it same?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, for now…

  256. Andrew says:
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    14 Team H2H Keeper Leaugue

    Need pitching help. Current staff is C.C., Cueto, Peavy, Beckett, Hughes, Wood

    Would you trade Moustakas for Niese?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…

  257. EK says:
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    Pls rank these closers:
    Holland
    Parnell
    League
    Bailey

  258. DiscoD says:
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    Drop Marte for Cain in a H2H points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  259. chillmodious says:
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    I just batty called LaRoche and benched Moustakas for today, which obviously means Mous is going to have a big day. Watch. Owning Mous is scressful!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I benched Moose too… But second guessing it if a double header…

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, two righties on the docket for today had me second guessing also. But he’s just been so craptastic. The fact that LaRoche went deep yesterday and will be batting cleanup is enough for me to make the call. How I feel about Mous: http://pbs.twimg.com/media/A_dEnXOCUAEoh-v.jpg:large

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, you’re going LaRoche, I’m just going Rendon…

          • chillmodious says:
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            @Grey: Rendon is available, but I need RBI help today…so it’s chips to the middle on TheRoche. Btw, if Rendon does ok, what happens to him when Zimm gets back? Does he stay up to play part time, or get sent down?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Could move to 2nd and Espinosa goes to the bench… Most likely Rendon is sent down…

  260. nightpandas says:
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    15 teams, keep 9

    Another owner is looking for a 1B or RF.

    Would you trade Pujols for R Zimmerman and W Myers? I also have Rizzo. Figure I need to start getting younger. I have Middlebrooks at 3B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  261. nightpandas says:
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    Also been offered:

    Ike, Fowler and Ethier for Rizzo and Bruce. Kept those 2.

    Might counter with Ike, Frazier and Moore/Shields

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo side…It’s not even close…

  262. Thrilla says:
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    Segura or Espinosa in 12 team Roto?

    My lineup: Wieters – Goldschmidt – Rutledge – Miggy – Espinosa – J. Upton – A. Jones – Choo – A. Jackson – K. Morales Bench – Rendon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  263. Ethan Steing says:
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    I was offered 3B Zimmerman and Tim Hudson for Trumbo in a H2H league. Do i want a DL’d Zim?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, I’d hold…

  264. Wife got my nuts but I got Fantasy baseball says:
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    In a 16 team deep league, SP is sparse. Out of the following 4 who do you ditch:
    Tillman BAL
    Gee NYM
    Arieta BAL
    Hammel BAL

    And no I’m not a Baltimore fan just ended up that way

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta

  265. Jacks says:
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    Hi Grey: Trying to sort out the backend of my rotation for next week. I’m blessed with a bunch of two start guys (kershaw, moore, dickey, shelby) … for the last spots I need to choose 2 of these … or 3 of them and bench my third closer (cishek). 4X4 league, no Ks.

    Halladay v PIT
    AJ Giffin @BOS and home v BAL
    Cobb v NYY
    J Garcia @ WAS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Halladay

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

      • Jacks says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. One last one. Think this is the week I start Reimold? Sounds like his hammy is still trouble, but he has 7 games this week and he is starting to roll (remember last years bombing run?). Only thing is I’d have to sit Mark Reynolds who is also kinda hot. Let Reimold play?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let Reimold play…

  266. cheerio says:
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    Nelson Cruz / Veras or Greinke

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke in most leagues…

  267. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Buchholz for Cespedes fair at this point? Lean one side or the other?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cespedes, not that close…

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Just made the deal to get Cespedes! Only concern is if the thumb bothers him all year like it did with Justin Upton last year…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool, should be fine… Let’s hope it doesn’t linger…

  268. BigDog says:
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    In a 12 team head to head, how would you rate my staff? Bumgarner, Fister, Kuroda, Niese, Ogando, EJax, Cingrani, Parker, Hughes, Hammel…… Thinking of dropping 2 of them to grab Ike Davis and Villanueva…… Which 2 are the most replaceable/won’t bite me in the ass if I drop them?

    Thanks for all the help man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not great… Lose Parker and Jackson…

      • BigDog says:
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        @Grey: Wow. Thought for sure Hammel or Hughes would be 1 of the 2. Not buying into Parker’s start last night?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not particularly…

          • BigDog says:
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            @Grey: Alright cool. I’m going with what you said. Thanks for the help…… Pretty relieved you said E-Jax actually. The second I drafted him, I was like ‘Why did I just do that’….. Been down that road before

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem…

  269. JMAC says:
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    Drop Morrow for Cingrani?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  270. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    watching the Macho man over here and when that guy grows into his adult body…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a monster, right?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: going to be a beast, great swing, looks like he is a lanky 15 year old, we may have our next Hanley, when he was good, or A-Rod-ish. I know who’s picture is going on my nightstand for the next couple of years

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I think we see a 35/35 year from him within 2 years….

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: in 2017 I see 40/25….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, but there will be some teams on the moon then so that’s no fair…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: ok Buck Rogers, so all teams are moving to colorado

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah… Colorado, Moon.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: Toe Mato, Toe Mado

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hey, those were Hispanic guys in my high school…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: HA!……wait a minute, you’re from Jersey, don’t you mean Puerto Rican’s?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA! Yeah, exactly…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His pitches float like gravity…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw, he’s a big baby…

  271. goodfold2 says:
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    where does greinke now go overall for rest of season? I’m drafting a league tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Around 175th

  272. Thurman says:
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    adam dunn and plouffe have recently hit waivers in my 12 team 5×5 (obp) h2h.

    getting sick of hosmer. worth picking up one of those bros and dropping hosmer (or youk?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  273. SteveNZ says:
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    Hmmmm. Not sure how I could find the balls to stream Gee in the RCL, but neglect to start him in a 14-teamer.

    Must have forgotten…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doh

  274. SteveNZ says:
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    Perez about to ruin everything though.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Wow. What an escape.

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      Grey says:
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      Nope… Ended up fine…

  275. Aero says:
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    aaaand Billingsly to the DL. Saying he may need TJ surgery.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He needed it last year, it’s why I didn’t rank him this year…

  276. Jon says:
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    Choose two SP? Quintana, Gee, McDonald, Worley, Colon, De La Rosa, Kendrick, Nova, Peralta, Arrieta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are all streamers… Quintana, Gee…

  277. SteveNZ says:
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    Now would be a great time to steal, Goldy…