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The other day I said that I smelled a Disgraceful List stint coming for Tony Cingrani from a dead arm, then yesterday the Reds announced Cingrani had shoulder tendinitis.  He said he didn’t think he needed a DL stint.  I’ve said this before, but it always surprises me how teams can put players who are not injured on the DL.  Before a player can go on the DL, Major League Baseball should require approval from one person:  a strict school nurse.  “Hey, Nurse Blumenthal, this is the Mets calling and we were wondering if we can DL Bartolo Colon with an inflamed elbow?”  Nurse Blumenthal gives out a disapproving groan, yanks up her hosiery and then tells them, “I saw him playing catch and talking to some girls in the parking lot.  I’d say he looked fine.  Goodbye!”  I’d DL Cingrani for now and pray to whoever will hear fantasy baseball prayers — A nerdy priest?  An athletic rabbi?  Do these things exist? — that Cingrani gets right with himself and the world in two weeks’ time.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Bruce Chen – Headed to the DL after receiving an epidural.  Hey, maybe he gave birth to Gyorko’s twins!

Danny Duffy – Will replace Chen in the Royals rotation.  If things go right, he could stay in the rotation all year.  Whatever the case, Duffy just hopes to not wake up at the end of the season and have it all be a dream.  His Saturday start isn’t yet in the Stream-o-Nator, but I’m sure it won’t like it.  Duffy will prolly only go a few innings since he’s been in the bullpen.  In the bigger picture, he’s great for Ks, but absolute dreck for control whenever he’s started.

Ervin Santana – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Not as great as he’s looked so far, but for the most part he avoided the Regression Fairies who have been lurking in Miami for the last few days.  Now, now, GLAAD, I’m not saying Regression Fairies because of their proximity to South Beach.

B.J. Upton – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam & legs.  He now has a five-game hitting streak since he started wearing glasses, and it’s absurd to think that has anything to do with his hitting, especially since it’s five straight 1-for-4’s.  B.J. and his glasses isn’t like when Alex P. Keaton got speed and started acing his tests.

Evan Gattis – 2-for-3 and his 7th homer.  I wonder if in his wildest acid trips if he ever thought he’d hit a home run in an orange and teal stadium with a unicorn puking in center field.

Chris Archer – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 8 baserunners (5 BBs), 3 Ks.  With a name like Archer, you’d think he’d be able to throw straight.  He’s been pretty unlucky so far, but there’s too many pitchers to get wrapped up in him.  I’d look elsewhere for now, and then maybe come back.

Desmond Jennings – 3-for-9, 2 runs as he hit his 2nd homer in game two of the doubleheader.  It’s Desmond Two-Two.

Sean Rodriguez – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs as he didn’t start the first game of the doubleheader because Joe Maddon has only 162 games to make 162 different lineups.

Jake Peavy – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (5  BBs), 4 Ks.   Hard to trust anyone that walks five guys to four Ks.  His season ERA may be 2.87, but it’s gonna be a 187 on your fantasy team.

Koji Uehara – 1 IP, 1 ER and the loss.  Looking for the next closer that’s gonna lose his job, or just go on the DL?  Look no further.  Not literally, keep reading along.  His velocity is way off and looks like he’s hiding an injury.  He’s not the same guy from last year.  What did I do with this information?  Well, nothing.   Neither Mujica or Tazawa have been great recently either.  Uehara might just struggle through the velocity drop.

Joe Mauer – 4-for-8, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Well, no dur, that I don’t like him, but here’s something I found hilarious in a not-hilarious-type way.  His BABIP right now is .390 and he’s batting only .292.  What’s he gonna have to have to hit .320?  A .450 BABIP?  Ready for the thing that’s even less hilarious that is absolutely hilarious?  He only has one homer and due to all the ground balls he hits, one homer has him about even with his career homer per fly ball rate, which means he’s legitimately on pace for 6 homers this year.  Is that the most not-funny-at-all funniest thing you’ve ever heard?  That makes me laugh so hard in a not-really-laughing type way!

Chris Colabello – 1-for-5.  He looks like he’s lost his fizz.

Mike Pelfrey – 4 IP, 5 ER, and could lose his rotation job to Samuel Deduno.  <sarcasm> With choices like those, it’s a wonder Pelfrey was even in the rotation! </sarcasm>

Dan Haren – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks.  His average fastball is at 87 MPH.  Who are you, Bronson Arroyo?  Soon he’s gonna have to drop his curveball down to 60 MPH to keep hitters off balance.  On the fo’really, he is in a decent place to succeed, and in March I pegged him as the Comeback Player of the Year, which is about as interesting of an award as getting a Gold Glove.

Yasiel Puig – 6-for-10, 2 RBIs with a steal.  Fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) prepare your Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts, I’m ready for a Puig to get smoking hot!

Juan Uribe – 5-for-8, 2 runs, 3 RBIs.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column because that shizz is already written and I don’t feel like editing it, but Uribe goes from zero to hot schmotato in the matter of one game.

Scott Van Slyke – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (3) and legs (1).  I was kicking myself I didn’t draft him for his one homer in Australia.  Now I’m kicking myself because I would’ve been better off drafting him than Wil Myers.

Adrian Gonzalez – 3-for-8, 3 runs and his 9th homer.  You’re playing with the house money, I’d be surprised if he got to 25 homers, so I’d still be selling.

Manny Machado – 0-for-5 as he was activated from the DL.  Get him in your lineups!  Kidding.  I mean, I’m not kidding; of course he should be in your lineups, but it always amazes me that some sites actually offer this advice.  You weren’t going to play him, after drafting him and sitting on him for a month?  I wonder if there’s one guy assigned to give this advice at ESPN.  “Hey, Bill, you see Machado’s healthy?”  “Get him in your lineups!”  “Thanks, Bill!”

Chris Tillman – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA is at 3.68.  Obviously not a terrific start, but he has a 8.6 K/9 and 2.95 BB/9 and I’d try to hold onto him even though his next start isn’t great according to the Stream-o-Nator.

Nick Markakis – 3-for-8, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homers in the doubleheader.  He makes me so flaccid he should be called Nicholas Sparksakis.

Tommy Hunter – Threw a combined one inning over the doubleheader and got the Save and the Win.  Aren’t you glad you avoided him in drafts?

Ike Davis – 2-for-9, 1 run, 1 RBI as he hit 2nd in both games.  That’s your two-hole hitter?!  HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!  Breathe, Grey, breathe!  Wow, almost lost it there for a second.  Wait, did I say second?  As in what Ike Davis hit?!  HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Gaby Sanchez – 5-for-10, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Yo Gaby Gaby!

Starling Marte – 3-for-7, 2 RBIs and two steals.  I get it, he’s striking out at historical levels.  He’s still hitting .241.  That’s a seven game hitting streak away from hitting .260 and he’s still on pace for 45+ steals.  Chillax.

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Short Schedule Colby Rasmus!

Juan Francisco – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  That’s three homers this week.  Never underestimate Dwayne Murphy’s ability to turn also-ran National League 3rd basemen into All-Stars.  “I’m not even the hitting coach anymore, but I just need to touch them.  I’m like motherf**king Della Reese!”  That was Dwayne Murphy taking media questions.

Chris Getz – 2-for-5, 1 run and 2 steals.  That’s surprising, I thought Getz was against stealing.  Guess only on subway cars.

Mark Buehrle – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  Don’t worry, Haren, they have Comeback Player of the Year for both leagues.

Hisashi Iwakuma – Will return officially on Saturday.  I have washed and dried my ladle.  Prepare for the Hisashi dashi — slurp SLURP!

Brad Miller – 1-for-3 as he hit ninth.  I get it, he’s hot garbage with the world’s largest magnifying glass reflecting the sun onto it, but Stefan Romero needs to be hitting 2nd?

Roenis Elias – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Sonavabench!  You wanna live vicariously through me and cry?  In my NFBC league, I benched Jesse Chavez and Roenis Elias combined for 40 innings and a 0.90 ERA with 46 Ks and started them each for their one start where they got hit — 10 IP, 9 ER.  I will now jump out my window.  Goodbye, cruel world.  Oh, and as I plunge, chew on this, instead I started Felix Doubront and his 5.70 ERA.  Earlier this year, I said this about Roenis, “I drafted Elias for my NFBC team, though he was originally called “Placeholder Pitcher 9.”  Elias had a decent K-rate in Double-A last year, impressed in the spring (2.04 ERA in 17 2/3 IP) and knows really interesting sports trivia facts like, did you know there have been sixteen players since 1912 that misplaced their belt prior to a game and had to use a rope?”  And that’s me quoting me!  At the time, Roenis was a flyer due to Taijuan’s impending return.  Yeah, that never happened, so Roenis is in the rotation longer, but he’s still only a deeper mixed league guy.  He struggles too much with his control.

Jacoby Ellsbury – 1-for-4 and his first homer.  Yeah, The House They Built Across The Street From The House Ruth Built has really turned Ellsbury into a huge power threat.

Juan Lagares – 2-for-4, 1 RBI as he was activated from the DL and put into the leadoff spot.  Eric Young Jr. really needs to stop sleeping with his manager’s daughter, or at least take pics for blackmail.

Krispie Young – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 2nd steal.  He’s in Coors all weekend so save a horse and ride a Krispie.

Carlos Gonzalez – 1-for-2, and his 6th homer, but left the game with a finger bruise.  No one is sure when he got the injury, but since he’s always day-to-day not much was made of it.

Corey Dickerson – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  The horny robot, Hitter-Tron, was so happy that his favorite batty call did well, the Hitter-Tron phoned a Jiffy Lube and left an obscene message.

Juan Nicasio – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks.  I wouldn’t go smashing the glass that reads “Just Nicasio of an emergency” to pick him up.

Jean Segura – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI as he returned and batted eighth.  I would’ve thought his face bashing might’ve elicited some sympathy and moved him up to the two hole.  Guess the only ones having a pity party are his owners.

Billy Hamilton – Day-to-day after diving for a ball and spraining his knuckles.  He should’ve been wearing his base stealing mitten!  If you don’t know what I mean, you haven’t been watching him steal bases this year.  After stealing a base, he looks like Ina Garten taking a roast out of the oven.

Homer Bailey – 8 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  If only the praise for Bailey was as loud when he pitches well as the calls for his death when he’s going bad.  Sigh.

Todd Frazier – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam & legs.  Whenever I see Todd, I immediately think of Matt Adams.  You know, cause of the double D.  Frazier had a decent early season last year too, so I’m not completely convinced, but I do like him a lot and wish I owned him on multiple teams.  He can be a top five 3rd baseman.  For serious.

Zack Cozart – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Will be in this afternoon’s Buy, but you knew he would because I’ve said every day this week he’s swinging a hot bat.

Tucker Barnhart – 1-for-4 and his first homer.  He’s just a backup catcher to the backup catcher, but Tucker’s tales of misogyny are epic!

Grant Green – The Angels gave J.B. Shuck the cold shoulder and he got Grant Green’d! *high-fives self, takes ice cube from soda and rubs it on my own nipples whilst laughing hysterically*  Grant Green sounds like it should spell out something horrific in reverse.  Danny from The Shining walks into a room, takes out a marker that is filled with pig’s blood and writes sloppily, “Grant Green!  Grant Green!  Grant Green!”  Green has middle infield eligibility, but he will play the outfield until Hamilton returns.  His bat should play in the infield (12-ish homers, 12-ish steals), but he’s not guaranteed a long-term job, so I’d only look at him in very deep mixed leagues and AL-Only or if you’re just generally struggling — hey, Gyorko!

  1. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G in my 10 team I do the ol’ drop n scoop with eovaldi every start but now with cingrani down, should I drop tony to grab nate for good or hold tony and drop archer for him? Harpers in my DL spot so cingrani would take up room. Shallow league so both might be there still when I need em. Or drop both and grab joe smith for one or use as a streamer? Basically would u rather have hurt cingrani or healthy archer cuz either way I’m grabbing my man crush eovaldi. Or neither and have eovaldi and smith? What a horribly worded question I know but thanks…

    • Jason says:
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      @nick the dick: I read this question and wondered if I was sleeping. Then I realized I’d be dreaming about Razzball and how lame that would be. Then I re-read this question and went to sleep, but I have no idea in which order, so maybe it’s only lame to think about Razzball when I’m awake, but cool to dream about it. The moral of the story is that Eovaldi could be good but if Cingrani isn’t injured only in two weeks than it would be helpful to know if Joe Smith will save but if Cingrani will be for Eovaldi when he needs it ’cause he’s so dreamy.

      So to summarize, that’s what this question meant to me. Or not. I could go either way. That’s what she said. Huh? And that’s me kind of quoting someone else. Cust kayin’.

  2. nick the dick says:
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    Also 12 team util spot fill in. Espinosa, prado, scooter, uribe?

  3. Ambreen says:
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    Almost didnt laugh but then you all Double D, haha

  4. MB says:
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    Ride Dickerson or Krispie this weekend? Was thinking Dickerson since he faces 3 RHP but those 2 Leftie matchups for Young look enticing.

    Thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @MB: I went lagares…..dickerson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MB: I’m going Krispie

  5. Mike b says:
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    Mustachioed One, where would you rank Machado ROS among 3b in a points league? Trade offers coming in now that he’s healthy, but I wasn’t just clogging my DL for another owner(non-sexual)

    *1b=1 2b=2 etc…R,RBI=1.5 SB=3 BB=1

  6. Hawks Fan says:
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    CBS H2h points for next week

    Cishek 7 games
    Hawkins 7 games
    Melancon 6 games
    Tyson Ross vs Mia @ home

    Who to start?

  7. Piranhaman says:
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    Nice article again, Grey.

    But McGehee has no homer this year so far. Robot Jones has hit his 5th shot yesterday :)

  8. gareth says:
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    I batty called Travis d’arnaud and corey Dickerson (1 for 4, HR, 3 rbi’s and 3 for 4, 2 runs, 1 rbi).

    Unfortunately they were picked up for TODAY’S game at about 2pm yesterday after espn rosters were locked.

    The guys I went with yesterday and the stats I acquired?

    Josmil pinto and lucas duda (0 for 8, 1 rbi and 1 for 4).

    Blech. That’s papasmurf level.

  9. bch says:
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    Dear Grey

    My B.Moss and J.Gyorko for Mad.Bum.

    Do I do it? I have J.Upton, Mccutch, Jennings and Collabello to fill 4 OF spots, and S.Gennet at 2B.

    My SPs are dismal: Cashner, CC, Garza, Weaver, Skaggs, Hutchinson, and some waiver streamers

    • ashtray says:
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      @bch: My god yes. Wow.

      • 2 Giant rings says:
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        @ashtray: that trade will be vetoed.

  10. cubjet says:
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    Viciedo or Markakis?

    Thanks.

  11. The Guru

    The Guru says:
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    I’m just going to DL my entire team, kick the turban to the curb and start playing fantasy cricket? BTW Pick up Yuvraj Singh or Gautam Gambhir?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @The Guru: you’re first in the writers league. You better stop soaking your turbans in scotch I think you’re getting your brain drunker than usual!

    • Druss says:
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      @The Guru:

      I think you should pick up Gambhir today mainly because Yuvraj isn’t playing today!
      What team do you root for in the IPL Guru??

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @The Guru: Gambhir. And it isn’t even close.

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        @Moronymous Lohse: While Gambhir looks like the safer bet, Yuraj is way too sexy of an option to pass on. His upside is monsterous, basically a Rohit Sharma clone

        • Moronymous Lohse says:
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          @Fireball Feliz: Oh man, don’t even get me started on Sharma! Dude is a straight up j?navara!!!

  12. Druss says:
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    Grey we really need an option where I can Favourite the player posts, like on Twitter! The Ike Davis one was HILARIOUS .

    Is it time to drop Springer in one year leagues? I can pick up Revere , Fowler , Dyson , David Murphy!
    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Druss: Thanks! I’d hold Springer for another week

  13. endershadow says:
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    Drop one left handed 1b from hosmer, rizzo, belt, morneau.

    Steaming them vs rhp in a shallow 10 teamer, only 3 roster spots!

  14. EJ says:
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    Very entertaining (and informative) Grey…I need a catcher and the waiver wire is terrible. I’m in a 14-team 5×5 ROTO and was going to float Beltran for Santana.

    Here are my OFs:
    Cutch, Rios, Beltran Cruz, Aoki, Yelich, Tavaeras (also have Boneface (2b) and Trumbo (1b) – (DL). the guy is a NYY fan so i imagine he would go for it. is it a good trade?

    I’m currently running Zunino, but Ramos, Pinto, Flowers, Suzuki, d”Arnaud, Hanigan, Castillo are avail. Thanks!

    • Yescheese says:
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      @EJ: pinto. I’m more wait-and-see on Ramos. Hamate’s are tricky

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EJ: Thanks! Sure, it’s decent

  15. The Theory says:
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    I don’t usually comment, but…
    these daily wrap-up articles are the highlight of my day.

  16. Clint says:
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    I know you LOATHE catcher questions but I snagged Razzball’s favorite injured son, Ramos, for a DL spot and now my draftee, Miguel Montero, starts hitting like a madman since Trumbo’s injury in the cleanup spot. When Ramos comes back shortly, do I roll with your boy and assume this Montero thing’s a schmotato situation or have you lost some interest in Tom Hanks’ lost buddy since his injury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: I’d drop Montero

  17. I read somewhere that so many players are hitting the DL so teams can collect insurance money. Is this true?

  18. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Starting Porcello @KC today in 14 team 5×5 Roto? SON has him in negative $$ value

  19. Mike says:
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    Drop Hector Santiago for Buehrle?

  20. Big W says:
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    SON not lovin peralta vs reds… What do you think Grey? Start or bench?

  21. Matt says:
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    For SP off the waiver wire, would you rather have Beckett, Hammel, or Duffy for the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Beckett for tonight

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        streamed him before reading your response .
        are we in trouble ??
        WISD ?
        (what is steve doing ?)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          WITOOWSID —

          What is the opposite of what Steve is doing

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: hahaha….zing

  22. Yescheese says:
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    I’m in such desperate need of power, I’m rostering josh reddick and Ike Davis.

    Uribe, Garret Jones, Rasmus, Reynolds available. Any of these guys an upgrade?

    • Yescheese says:
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      @Yescheese: also Krispie, Swisher, J Bradley jr

      • Heatcheck3 says:
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        @Yescheese: I don’t remember where I read this, but Krispie is in Coors this weekend….

      • Cram It says:
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        @Yescheese: They’re all hot schmotatoes more or less

        • Yescheese says:
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          @Cram It: what I need is a hot schmotato on my active roster! Prince, Wil Myers, Harper, et al ain’t cuttin it!

          • Cram It says:
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            @Yescheese: So pick one up! None are an ‘upgrade’ over the other is what I’m saying, answering your questino. See who’s been hot the last few days and ride him.

  23. Hitter tron must need an adjustment, it has Wil Venable the 26th best overall batter for next week. Dude hasn’t hit all year AND has 7 games in animal park this week.. Is there a mulligan button or something to reset tron, cause it must be thinking it is 2nd half 2013. LOL..cheers

    • Cram It says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Exactly! I didn’t know where hittertron had him, but I picked up Veneble a couple of days ago in every league he was available. He can’t bat sub .200 with 2 RBI forever.

      • @Cram It: @Steve: Just looked it up..Venable was 15/15 at home and 7/7 on the road…avg and at bats almost even last year..

        His best months in 2013 were MAY & August…But who would I drop to pick up Venable…the only 4 I have are Khris Davis, Aoki, Yelich, Brantly..What you guys think? thanks in advance..cheers

        • Cram It says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: I’m not saying to pick him up necessarily, just providing support for Hittertron here. I only picked him up because of injuries. But I’m not a Khris Davis supporter, so I’d probably lose him if you REALLY wanted Venable.

          • mauledbypandas says:
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            @Cram It: copied this from an ESPN article so grain of salt and all that “Here’s a good reason why: Of the 39 home runs hit to right field at Petco last season, 15 were hit by left-hander Will Venable. No one else hit more than two to right there, and Venable’s home run/fly ball percentage to right field at Petco was a whopping 55.6 percent. I’m as big a believer in Venable as anyone, but those statistics reveal a player who was awfully fortunate on his batted balls in play, and I wonder whether regression to his numbers alone will draw Petco Park back into “most favorable pitchers’ parks” territory in Year No. 2.”

            • Cram It says:
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              @mauledbypandas: Last year seemed to be a fluky power year for him. He’s got solid speed and a little pop. Just trying to catch him on an upswing while he’s at his lowest. Not planning on ROS. He’s more or less a schmohawk.

  24. Charles says:
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    H2h, 12-team, 6×6 with Losses: would you get rid of Uehara for Anibal?

    • Charles says:
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      @Charles: to add context, my current pitching:

      Strasburg, Teheran, Liriano, Ventura, Tillman, Wheeler

      Uehara, Balfour, Farnsworth, Broxton

      It’s fairly competitive on the waiver wire, but wouldn’t be impossible to grab a new closer when they’re available.

  25. Carlos says:
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    Yahoo standard + ops. Drop Pinto for a returning Ramos? Or stick with Pinto? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carlos: I’d want Ramos when he returns

  26. Taylor says:
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    We’re in May now, and I’m a distant 11th in a 12 team H2H (i.e. I need to cut losses and go big pretty soon). Q1: Drop Kluber, Tillman, and/or Gyorko to stash Polanco, Stroman, and/or Gausman?
    Q2: If I were to deal for an ace (Anibal is currently my SP1, Homer is SP2), what’s the least I should ask for for (strr!) Cargo (Col)? Pujols?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Taylor: 1. Kluber for Stroman 2. I wouldn’t trade for a top pitcher

  27. Brett says:
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    Gray,

    Are you starting Salazar tonight at home vs the white sox?

    • gareth says:
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      @Brett: I am.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Brett:

      leads the league in 1st pitch “non-strikes” .

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @costaricanchata: you can say balls, we won’t giggle.

  28. Wade Boggs says:
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    Was offered goldy, marte, and mastersin for my fielder, Zimmerman (3b), and fister? Thoughts. I have arenado for 3b.

    I was thinking of reoffering fielder, Zimmerman, and one of porcello or simon for goldy and rios. Not a fan of marte as I once was and mastersin is ehh to me. Don’t wanna give up fister before I even get to use him. Thought? Thanks.

    • Wade Boggs says:
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      @Wade Boggs: new deal offered is now my fielder, Zimmerman, and fister for abreu, rios, and masterson.

  29. Fisterbuckholz says:
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    Was thinking of offering fielder and Zimmerman for carlos Gomez and hamels. Have Pujols and arenado to fill 1b and 3b and Gomez would become my utility. Been good on power with fielder doing nothing. Think I should go for it? If so and he asks for a pitxher in return I figured I would throw in Simon. Thanks

  30. Goldirocks says:
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    Nice column again as usual Grey!
    Trade idea question 12 team keeper with 6 SP roster spots and 10 bench spots::
    JZimmerman and Bauer for MadBum?
    Which side? Or six of one, half dozen the other?

  31. start Beckett on the road via the fish? son has him at the 9th best option today.what is your take?

  32. EK says:
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    Frazier of Arenado?

  33. Titan says:
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    I need a 3B. Would you give B.Moss to get T. Frazier?

  34. Chris says:
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    Going forward… Will Middlebrooks or Pablo Sandoval?

    And of the following, who (if either) would you trade for your above choice?

    Justin Masterson
    Mat Latos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Middlebrooks… Either

  35. EK says:
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    Which one for pts leagues:
    Porcello @ KC ($-2.5)
    Chen @ MIN ($12.3)

      • J-Money says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: I believe Chen is going on the DL. Rotoworld confirmed this and Grey mentioned Duffy is taking his rototaion spot.

        • Pull it says:
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          @J-Money: Wrong Chen

  36. Commish Cauda says:
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    Great work, as usual. But I don’t think these pups will get the “Subway Vigilante” reference. ;)

  37. Piranhaman says:
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    By the way, when will Yankees put Pineda on DL?
    I want DLing him and activate Wilson Ramos in right time. Hmmm…

    • @Piranhaman: Last I heard his injury is minor and they will NOT DL Pineda, He should pitch NOT Monday, when his suspension ends, but next weekend..

      • Piranhaman says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Really? I heard he could be sidelined 3-4 weeks because of lat strain..

            • Simply Fred

              simply fred says:
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              @Grey: is he ineligible for dl until suspension is completed…?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I don’t think so

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Sorry, misread… He is ineligible until his DL

  38. SteveD says:
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    Josmil Pinto, Miguel Montero or Wilson Ramos? 12 team, OBP instead of average, 1 catcher league.

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @SteveD: Montero. Guy’s a good hitter, batting cleanup. He had an off year last year due to back problems.

  39. Ferga says:
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    Koji Uehara: 9ip 17k 0.93 era 0.93 whip

    If thats struggling sign me up…

    • Awesome Auger says:
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      @Ferga:

      It’s more about the velocity than the results… Mariano blew games once in a while, but it really does seem like something is up with Koji

  40. Steve says:
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    Puig or adam jones ROS?
    Looking to trade for one of them
    Thanks!!

    • de nachos says:
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      @Steve: I’d be surprised if either is reasonably obtainable. Puig is red hot, while Adam Jones was likely a 1st round pick that I doubt an owner is ready to quit on yet. good luck.

  41. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Haha – Della Reese AND Ina Garten in the same post…for fantasy baseball!??? Dude, Grey, I have to tell you I haven’t had a crappy morning since finding Razzball. You set the tone, kid. I will soon have to ask my wife for some of my paycheck back so I can buy your e-book. You deserve the cashish for all your time, consideration (in answering EVERYONE’S questions), and work.

    Now – to more relevant fantasy things. Speaking of cooks taking things out of ovens – have you seen Andrew Cuomo’s wife? Sandra Lee? Yeah – things in ovens comes to mind. For some reason the phrase Sandra Lee and “my surly brisket” popped into my head. Made me laugh.

    Peace, kid.

  42. CaseyM says:
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    Grey,

    Can you contact the MLB stats office and let them know of Casey McGehee’s 5 home runs? He hasn’t seen numbers like that since my…ugh..his Japanese playing days. Your the best! And Giancarlo is wayyyyy better IRL!!!

    Casey from Miami

  43. Steve says:
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    Was offered Adam Jones or Puig for Cueto and Uehara
    He needs pitching
    Thoughts?
    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @Steve: Seriously? An SP you probably got off waivers and a closer for one of those OF’s?

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Cram It: what size leagues exactly did anybody find cueto on waivers? 6 teamers, maybe.

  44. 740 says:
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    Sup Grey, who would u start, Straily, Salazar, Beckett, De La Rosa, Leake?

    Thanks buddy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: What does SON say? I don’t know their matchups… Well, aside from Salazar and Beckett

  45. chisoxx22 says:
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    Need some advice! My first 3 round picks are killing me, Do you think Beltre will bounce back from this slump to return to form or is regression on the horizon? I was offered belt and ventura for him but may counter for Ortiz. Hes also in love with cobb and has tried to trade for him several times,  If all else fails is a cobb and beltre trade for braun and say latos a bad idea? Im strong in pitchers but need power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chisoxx22: Beltre will be fine…. Not good idea

  46. coco krispie says:
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    Grey,

    Stanton or Adam Jones ROS 6×6 OPS?
    Stanton or Cargo ROS 6×6 OPS?

  47. Lville Jim says:
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    Sprained knuckles for Hamilton, I think I may had them once from watching late night Cinemax.

  48. Spencer says:
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    Injury bug lurking around my team right now so I am looking to stream 1 guy for both Saturday and Sunday. I checked SON for best options, but what say you Grey. 10 team H2H League counts IP,ERA,WHIP,QS,K/9

    Sat
    Burnett vs Was
    I Kennedy vs Ari
    Chen vs Min
    McCarthy at SD

    Sun
    Kluber vs Chi (Sox)
    Miley at SD
    M Gonzalez vs Min
    Maurer vs Hou

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Spencer: I don’t know matchups and I doubt they’re all on the road as you’ve listed them… Kennedy, Miley

      • Spencer says:
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        @Grey: I didn’t list their match up since this is a QS league and doesn’t count Ws. I only listed where the game was in the case of the “at SD” games because of, well, SD. Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  49. Bostondirtdogs says:
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    What’s the deal with gyorko? 14 team league..Is he worth holding onto or…? He’s my ult because I traded for cano

  50. Quinn Carlson says:
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    Hey Grey, big time fan, long time reader. I try to follow your advice with every move I make. You’ve got me in the top 4 after the first month of the season and I just wanted to say thanks! Id love to pick your brain about fantasy baseball sometime!

    12 tm mixed

    Give adrian kazmir

    Get Puig Napoli, romo or soria?

    thoughts?

      • DatWONthing says:
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        @Grey:

        siRRRRR

  51. CL says:
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    Grey:

    Just got offered Lindor for my Jordan Walden. Dynasty, holds count. I was doing the Shortstop Shuffle, and I currently have only Alcides Escobar.

    I know Lindor a defense guy, but how do you like him this year and then as a potential Dynasty guy for me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CL: Sounds decent for you

      • CL says:
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        @Grey: I go to lunch and the man cancels the offer.

        C’est la vie.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dorian

  52. OneI'dWilly says:
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    Grant Green backwards might be harmless, but his name is an anagram for Rent Nagger. Now at face value this might just be a picky landlord, but add a southern drawl and we might have another Sterling situation on our hands.

    Disclaimer: OneI’dWilly in no way condones the sale or lease of human beings.

  53. Steve says:
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    Craig or Puig ROS??
    Thanks!

  54. Greg says:
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    Wil Myers is driving me nuts. I keep playing him and whenever I decide to put him on the bench . . . he hits, but then goes right be to 1-4 mediocrity when I put him back in. Is it time to bench him as a matter of policy and wait until he warms up?

    • @Greg: you should be starting him EVERYDAY, this way you don’t miss out on his good days…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greg: Prolly start him, but don’t know your options

      • Greg says:
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        @Grey:

        I’d be looking at Dyson ( SAGNOF) or Ozuna in his place.

        • Greyismyhero says:
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          @Greg: I’m in same boat as you, everytime I bench him he has that good game….I cannot get any luck with the guy…Starting to drive me nuts so I dont bench him anymore, lol

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Smoke it!

          • Greg says:
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            @Greyismyhero:

            Yeah man. Last time I benched him was his 2 HR game. Told myself he was warming up and he’s given me consistent meh. The 0-7 yesterday was gross.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          OZUNA

          • Greg says:
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            @Grey:

            Sweet. The expert I rely in for fantasy advice (and who does an amazing job of interacting with his readership) is so obsessed with saying “OZUNA” in a caveman voice that I can’t be sure if he’s really suggesting I start Ozuna over Myers for now . . . or if he’s just entertaining himself while considering going on the Paleo diet.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              OZUNA… I’d start Myers

  55. Tooth Hurts says:
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    I have B Miller on the bench

    Pick up Cozart or B Hicks?

  56. papasmurf says:
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    Re: Chavez and Elias, I can certainly empathize…

    When I lost out on 18 shutout innings with Martin Perez but then pitching him in an 8 run disaster, I wanted to do a Michael Jackson bleaching on myself and peel the blue off my skin out of self hate.

    (Some of that was due to the TEX RP allowing all 3 inherited runners with two outs to score. I think it was Frasor. So it could have been just 5 runs)

    On Cingrani, was that his first game with more than 5 hits allowed? (A bullshit streak considering he doesn’t even go 5 innings sometimes)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Ha, yup…. Not sure on Cingrani…

  57. fausto says:
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    Dozier or infante over phillips?
    Aybar,Alcides, Callaspo , Heccchivaria over xander?
    Already got rejected on my morneau for his dozbag.
    Yay or nay springer for kemp?
    Hold on all? Or hold mi, trade springer? Or Hecchiviknow? H2H 5×5 weekly. Fine on sb. Looking for r, rbi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fausto: Dozier…. Alcides….Kemp…

  58. Fireball Feliz says:
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    I was reading the cbs fantasy baseball rest of season rankings and got a good chuckle outta this clown named Al Melchior. Ole Al is a “data analyst” and ranks Mauer higher than the Grande Dolor. Shameful!

    • OneI'dWilly says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: I listened to a podcast with him once. Keyword being once. Razzball and BaseballHQ are the only podcasts I’ll listen to now.

      There is a lot of bad commentary out there. Take advantage!

  59. steveV says:
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    Please rank for rest of year- Hutchinson, Chavez, Eolaldi, Perez, Porcello.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @steveV: Eovaldi, Porcello, Perez

  60. FYI, Casey McGayhehehe has ZERO bombs this year! cheers

  61. Hawk says:
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    Thank you Matt Kemp and Dee Gordon yesterday:

    2-17 with one run, one rbi and one SB.

    CRAM IT IN YOUR CRAMHOLE

    • Cram It says:
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      @Hawk: Hey leave me out of this

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Cram It: kinda sucks when they still their noses in yr business isn’t it. kinda pushy huh.

  62. SpeedyJohn says:
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    Super deep (I’m talking 30 team) dynasty league: Would you trade Austin Meadows, Avisail Garcia and Max Fried for Tim Hudson, Kolten Wong and Hunter Green?

  63. Nick M says:
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    Would you trade Matt Adams for Starling Marte in a points league (for util)? 1 pt total bases, -1 K, 1 pt R/RBI, 2 pt SB, -1 CS.

  64. Juan says:
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    I have two trades I need some help with. Would you trade Teheran for Homer Bailey? How about Adrian Gonzalez for Votto?

    • Juan says:
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      @Juan: forgot to mention that it’s a 6×6 league with OPS and QS. thanks!

    • Eddie says:
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      @Juan: I hope you wouldn’t trade Teheran for Bailey.

      I actually hope you wouldn’t make either of those trades.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Juan: Hold Teheran, take Votto

    • Eddie says:
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      @Juan: Yeah I misread that… I was thinking you were trading Votto… Def keep Teheran and go after Votto..

  65. Yo Teach says:
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    Do you like Frazier or Middlebrooks better ROS? Thanks guys.

  66. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Any thoughts on Fiers? He’s been dominant in te PCL.

    • JAL says:
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      @malamoney: 87 mph fastballs don’t do too well in the Show.

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @JAL: how is he striking that many guys out with 87?

        • JAL says:
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          @malamoney: The guy has stuff for sure. Maybe someone else here has first-hand exp./has seen him pitch recently, etc., but that has been his problem when he has been up before. Not everyone who dominates AAA can replicate in bigs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @malamoney: Dan Straily led the minors in Ks last time there

  67. JAL says:
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    Grey, Kuroda is French toast at this point, wouldn’t you say? Been riding him on my teams for years but this might be the year wheels fall off. Tell me there’s some hope?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: I don’t have much hope

  68. mauledbypandas says:
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    Are you implying Nick Markakis wrote the left handed shortstop? I’ll just assume you are!

  69. Bunny says:
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    Myers 0/7 in Fenway, ouch. Really done nothing all year. Would you drop him for Fat Adams in a shallow league?

  70. Eddie says:
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    I dropped Harang to pick up Singleton. Tell me that’s okay.

    also… WHY CAN’T I TRADE UTLEY?!?! I am perfectly fine with starting Rendon and I’m drawing zero interest for Utley. :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddie: Why would anyone trade for Utley?

      • Eddie says:
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        @Grey: I mean.. statistically he is the #1 2nd baseman after the first month. I was hoping someone would bite.

  71. Matthew Pouliot says:
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    “8. Joe Mauer – C Twins
    If Mauer were actually going to catch, he’d be ranked in the 40s again this year. However, now that he’s a full-time first baseman — one with catcher eligibility — he’s an entirely different animal. Most of the injury risk is gone, leaving us with a guy who should get 550-600 at-bats and hit somewhere between .310 and .350. He doesn’t even need a performance spike to justify a spot in the top 10. What he does need is a little more help from his teammates, who were simply dreadful last year. They still won’t be very good this season, but hopefully they’ll at least be decent enough to allow him to top 80 runs and RBI on his way to the batting title.”

    Yeah, I am starting to regret ranking Mauer in the top 10…

  72. FlyinHawiianPizza says:
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    Should I start Salazar today against CWS?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @FlyinHawiianPizza: He got 10 k’s and a beatdown last time. So maybe he gives up 6 ER in two innings or maybe he pitches a complete game shutout, I don’t think anyone can know at this point. Depends if you like risk or not. I’m rolling him out there.. YOLO!

      • gareth says:
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        @Fungazi: he was actually good last time out, only giving up one earned run in 7 innings. Hes still a risky play though.

        • Fungazi says:
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          @gareth: Trust me, I know, I think I have him on every team. I meant the last time vs WSox he got smacked around.

    • Eddie says:
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      @FlyinHawiianPizza: I’m starting his ASS! But you better believe, if it’s another bad outing, i’m just done with him.

  73. Newleaf says:
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    Peavy is at about a K per inning and historically doesn’t walk people so your comment about not trusting him because of 4 ks & 5 walks really makes no sense here. Almost 2,000 career innings of >8.6 K rate and 1.18 whip. I get that when you don’t like a guy you site very very small sample sizes that lean in your favor, but this one was bad. There are other reasons to not like him. Not 4ks and 5 walks in a game where he gave up just 2 runs and got the win.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Newleaf: He has a 5+ BB/9 this year and an 4.50 xFIP, his peripherals suggest there’s a problem and he’s now below 90 MPH in velocity…

  74. Have Sale & Taijuan Walker on IR. Now dead arm Cingrani. I can activate Sale now and DL Cingrani, or I can cut Cingrani loose, leave Sale on IR, and pick-up someone like Eovaldi, Wily Peralta, Bauer, Beckett, or Meja, until Sale returns. What do you think? Is it just a minor dead arm issue? Is Cingrani someone to hold on DL who might be worth reactivating over guys on my team like Gallardo, Salazar, Wheeler, or Ventura? I could make room by dropping Tajuan Walker too. Thanks!

  75. Fungazi says:
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    Henderson to the Disgraceful List. Why the hell do I keep drafting closers every year?

  76. Corey says:
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    We need to talk about George.

    I’m in a 10-team H2H OPS/QS keeper auction league where you can keep 5 players. Barring injury/meteor strike, I can pencil in Goldschmidt ($22) and J-Fer ($6) for next year, along with probably Baez ($1).

    I can swing a blockbuster trade at the moment that would give away potential keeper George Springer. The trade would see me giving up Springer, Shields and Matt Adams for Prince Fielder, Aroldis Chapman and Byron Buxton.

    It would be great to slide Buxton ($10) into that fourth keeper slot, but ideally I’d have Springer ($12) and Puig ($6) on my team for all of 2014 and choose between the two for the final keeper spot. I could make a run at acquiring just Buxton later in a smaller package which would keep my keeper plan intact, but I wouldn’t get the (hopefully) resurgent Fielder mashing all summer in the Texas heat.

    Cliff Notes: Is getting Fielder and Chapman for 2014, and Buxton for 2014 and beyond, worth giving up Springer for 2014 and beyond? Love Fielder’s comeback potential, but also love the idea of having Baez, Buxton AND Springer (or Puig) next year.

  77. seph meier says:
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    How injured do you think koji is? How high low should I try to sell him or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @seph meier: ABC — always be trading closers — depends what you can get

      • seph meier says:
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        @Grey:

        I think I will go after a ss or 3b like Starlin or aramis to start

  78. Regan says:
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    Dropped Chavez in all 3 leagues I had him in last week after hearing some negative stuff here. 2 of the leagues he got snatched up but he made it thru waivers on the 3rd league. My bottom pitcher is Bauer. Would you drop Bauer for Chavez? Hard decision for me cause it’s a deep league and the only team I have Bauer on.

  79. de nachos says:
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    The BJ Upton blurb has me struggling to remember the Family Ties theme song. I keep getting stuck on Alan Thicke singing “Show me that smile again..” instead.

    • de nachos says:
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      @de nachos: “what’ll we do baby, without us” got it oh thank god that was driving me insane

  80. Matt says:
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    What do you think of Dallas Keuchel’s chances of remaining somewhat fantasy relevant in a 15 man league (dual SP/RP eligibility enticing, but he is an Astro), has he indeed turned the corner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: I’d ride him while he is

  81. nightpandas says:
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    Aah Grey, my “Who is Grey Albright?” sign never made it on tv….I was 2 folks to the right of the tv screen, next time!

    Who do you like as a 6th starter pickup in a 15 team mixed league: (QS,K,K/9 league)

    Elias Sports Bureau
    Jenny McCarthy
    Miley Cyrus
    Straily (couldn’t think of anything)
    or
    stash Butler/Gray/Zimmer/R Montero

    would be dropping bench bat Smoak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas: Did you seriously try? For reals? I’d hold Smoak for now

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @Grey: for reals…it was up against the netting behind the catcher for a few innings….would send you a picture if I could figure out how to post one the comments….all the cards season ticket holders were asking me who you were

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can upload a picture at a free pic site

  82. Will says:
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    Werth/Taveras (21st rd keeper, can be kept for 2 years) for Rios/Iwakuma?

    6 x 6 OPS 12 team roto league

    Need SBs and SP but a little hesitant to give up Taveras based on his keeper value

  83. Ryan says:
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    I am in a dynasty league and my inf situation is pretty shaky. I have neil walker brandon Phillips and yunel and profar on the dl. Anyway I was offered oscar taveras for my profar. I like taveras’ fantasy potential more than profar. Is this an ideal trade to make?

  84. Brown L says:
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    Offered Zobrist for Rizzo, and this is what I got back: Rosario/B.Butler for Zobrist/Cashner?

    10 Team, 6×6 Roto (AVG, OPS)

    Context: I lost Crush Davis, and have been streaming 1Bs the last couple weeks (Ike Davis, Mini-Donkey, Grandal, etc.) I am pretty well-situated at 2B/SS/MI (Rendon, Segura, Andrus, Gyorko on the bench for now), so I’ve been selling highish on Zobrist. Have Castro at catcher.

    I’m thinking of replacing Cashner with a closer (I have Rosenthal, Street, Soriano, Axford). Sound good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brown L: Zobrist side, sure try a closer

      • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: david wright or rizzo for rest of year? if you had wright would you turn him for rizzo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  85. Hoog says:
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    Hi Grey. Since Zimmerman went down I’ve been starting moustakas at 3rd. He started warming up but has since gone completely cold. Would you drop him for any of Frazier, Aram, K. Johnson, Reynolds, or McGehee? Thanks for the daily help!

    • Eddie says:
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      @Hoog: Gotta go with Frazier. Johnson produces, too.

      • Hoog says:
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        @Eddie: yeah right after i posted this I dropped him for Frazier. Thanks for the input!

        • Eddie says:
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          @Hoog: I didn’t see the K before Johnson. I thought it was Chris Johnson. Not owned a lot but he does it

  86. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    had to stop 1/2 way and immediately comment .

    ” I will now jump out my window. Goodbye, cruel world. ”
    and then , (about Roenis , still) ,
    ” He struggles too much with his control. ”

    i laughed . i laughed .
    (not like wake up , yesterday , but ,)
    pretty funny .

  87. CRice says:
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    Being told to stay the course with Kuroda but with Harper and Mesoraco on the DL and Hill/Gyroko manning my 2B spot, I could use another bat (Ozuna available).

    Current staff: Price, Gray, Ventura, Iwakuma, Weaver, Pineda, Kuroda, Stroman.

    Also holding Cody Allen in case of an Axford meltdown.

    Advice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CRice: I’d grab Ozuna

      • CRice says:
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        @Grey: Is Kuroda my best drop?

  88. mikey boy324 says:
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    Grey, who’s the better start?
    Harrison@LAA or Gray@BOS

  89. Busher says:
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    In a 12 team h2h league where you start the minimum 9 offense (3OF, 1UTIL)…

    d’Arnaud – Votto – Hill – Gyorko – Andrus – McCutchen – Bautista – Bruce – Abreu

    B. Phillips was just dropped. Pick him up for a bench bat in the time-being (or drop Hill for him)?

    Thank you Grey

  90. dude says:
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    Rank these guys ROS – Markakis, Viciedo, Sizemore, Maybin, Dickerson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dude: Maybin, Viciedo

  91. Moosebiscuit says:
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    Viciedo, Markakis, Maybin, Dickerson, Sizemore

  92. abe says:
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    Should I trade Reyes, Blackmon, and Melky for Segura, Marte, and Austin Jackson? I’m pretty sure I should, but I buy into Melky’s comeback and Blackmon’s average, runs and steals, while I’m pretty skeptical about Segura so long as he is batting 8th (and playing shitty). Selling real high here and buying pretty low

  93. John says:
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    Confirmation from yesterday,
    Said pick up Arenado for my seager and then I suggested BJ. So give him a try over arenado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Who is him?

      • John says:
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        @Grey: sorry….Upton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado over Upton

  94. Pete says:
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    How about Satin tonight at CI at Coor’s vs. de La Rosa in an OBP league? Fat Adams sitting again so I have a spot. Feels like a Hittertron wet dream.

  95. Bob says:
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    Think Cargo plays tonight? Trying to figure out if I put him in the lineup or not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: I’d guess he is

  96. Jayone says:
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    Jay Bruce for Rendon?

    • Moosebiscuit says:
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      I’d like Bruce@Jayone:

  97. Ray says:
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    Need to replace Brad Miller and pretty weak options on the wire in Escobar, Aybar, etc. Trade Wil Myers for Starlin Castro or figure it out with the waiver wire blah stars?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ray: Alcides

  98. johnny2k says:
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    im sure it was said already, but just fact check those casey mcgehee homers. dont go too hard on your stat intern lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @johnny2k: Who was I looking at? That’s crazy town

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @johnny2k: Oh, I was thinking Jones… Doh

  99. kandeepan says:
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    In 12 team yahoo roto league

    1) can you rank Jason Castro, A.J Pierzynski, Mike Zunino?

    2) I have been offered Homer Bailey for Altuve. Is that a good deal? I am hurting for pitching and my backup 2B is Gyorko.

  100. man on the moon says:
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    worried about putting salazar in the lineup tonight. Put him in or bench him?

  101. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Grey, in your infinite wisdom of all things Cougar, 70’s Baseball Cards – the Mustache Collection, and of course Fantasy Baseball:

    Has Eovaldi surpassed Tillman and/or Wheeler in your pitcher ranks?
    and
    Montero or Gattis in a 5×5 that counts OBP instead of AVG.?

  102. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Please rank: Dark and Stormy, IPA, Green hit, Cheese burger.

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: I find that hard to believe. You look like a cheese burger eating American.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m a umbrella drinking, fun loving, prime rib man… I don’t know cheese burger

          • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Ha!

          • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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            @Grey: i love steak burgers etc etc but to this day i still remember the best prime rib ive ever had and my mouth waters when i think about it…prime rib is fucking powerful

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m hungry now

  103. phenomenot says:
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    I feel your pitching pain. You with Elias and Chavez is me with Kluber and Porcello.

  104. Sniff Test says:
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    I need saves to keep up with the pack as Broxton is getting ready to go bye bye. Would you trade Heyward for Chapman?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Sniff Test:

      would the other guy ??

      • Sniff Test says:
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        @costaricanchata: i don’t know yet. just wondering if it is a bad idea on my part to ditch heyward for a closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Wake Up says:
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      @gareth: What are we gonna do with you grape juice?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        It’s Kosher wine!

  105. Chris says:
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    Archer or Jonathan Niese ROS? H2H Pts league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  106. gareth says:
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    Hey grey,

    In the past week ive dropped castellanos and infante. They were both picked up today and 2 Johnson’s were dropped (Kelly and Chris). Any of these guys worth more than a batty call?

    I could use a mi or 3b.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  107. Sunshine says:
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    Hey grey!! Is gattis going to keep this up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He wandered the earth for 3 years, I’m sure he can hit a baseball for a few months…

      • Dan Fuggla says:
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        @Grey: sweet shit, that’s good stuff. how many other times have you used that exact line? seems tailor made for questions about gattis’ ongoing value.

  108. Tom says:
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    In a H2H league where I was worried about Cingrani innings limit and being there for the playoffs. The rest might repair him and let him go the whole season. Should I drop him for Lackey, Kluber, Masterson, or Salazar (who could have a limit himself)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  109. Wake Up says:
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    What!?!?!?!?
    Am I the only one to ever come down with a case of the giggles?!?!?!?!?!?!

    • Mijjy says:
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      @Wake Up: LOL

  110. Beastman says:
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    More pitching flotsam questions coming your way!

    16 team H2H, give Neil Walker and Kluber for Altuve and Bauer? Can’t do daily streaming ($50 FAAB), so no SAGNOF for steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

      • Beastman says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Thanks for the input.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, Beastman

          • Beastman says:
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            @Grey: Hmm, got countered with Altuve and Cosart for my Walker and Kluber. Still leaning towards making the deal. Cosart might end up with similar numbers to Kluber. Yah???

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Altuve side

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sorry, just realized this is 16 team league, it’s not good… Forget Cosart

              • Beastman says:
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                @Grey: Lincecum or Hughes instead of Kluber, so:

                Walker + Lincecum/Hughes for Altuve + Cosart

  111. Dumpy Billy Butler says:
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    I am looking at:
    Marcus Stroman
    Trevor Bauer
    John Lackey
    Rick Porcello
    Players I can drop: Aoki, Melky, Frieri, Martin Perez. Who do I swap/for who?

    Also, if you were to trade one now, who would you trade: Eric Hosmer, Evan Longoria, Matt Adams, Nolan Arenado.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer for Frieri… Hosmer

  112. OaktownSteve says:
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    It’s going to be particularly painful (for me) when Tulo gets his injury this year. He’s so absurdly productive right now. I will live in a state of dread until it happens, at which point I’ll switch to melancholy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have him in an NL-Only league… I share your dread…

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      the power of positive thinking .
      the universe awaits your message .

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @costaricanchata:

        I’m as capable of positive thinking as am of shitting gold. Both would be tremendously handy skills to have, this I freely acknowledge.

        • Dan Fuggla says:
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          @OaktownSteve: it is quite a feat to acknowledge things like that.

  113. Fungazi says:
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    Drop Castro for Ramos, or wait until he’s activated? Someone could scoop him up if I don’t act before then. 12 T

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  114. Andrew says:
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    Kind of nervous to pick up Koehler for today’s start at home vs Dodgers since Dodgers are heating up.

    I need ERA and Wins the most, pick up or stay away? Beckett also available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stay away

      • Beam Me up Scottay says:
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        @Grey: Koehler looking like a nice pick up moving forward?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I could see it, but he’s not this good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or grab Beckett

  115. SMLV1 says:
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    Hitter-Tron says to:

    1. Start (135) Dozier at Home facing Jimenez over(148) Phillips at Home facing Peralta. Agree?

    2. Start (201) Andrus In LAA facing H. Santiago over (225) Simmons at Home facing Lincecum. Agree?

    3. Who has more HRs and RBIs by season end B. Moss or Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes…yes…Frazier

  116. Oppo Taco says:
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    Starting or sitting
    Salazar v CWS,
    Cole v TOR
    Wily peralta @CIN
    SON is lukewarm on wily. Benched Salazar last week….for once. My ratios are shot. Thanks for input

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start all three

  117. Heff says:
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    Trade Bumgarner and Myers for McCuthcen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  118. John says:
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    Sell high on teheran and or Cueto. I would need to get an arm out of it and generally hard to go to madbum owner and say ill give you cueto. I give it a shot but Ive got to figure out a way to get an arm that people are annoyed with but willing to say screw it ill take cueto.

    Sell on JT or Cueto?
    Any suggestions targets?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JT… No idea what you need or the team that wants JT has… I’d shoot for a top 30 player…

  119. I Zimbra says:
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    Thoughts on Brett Lawrie ROS? low babip and LD% but is showing some power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve gone over my thoughts

  120. theguywholikesfantasybaseball says:
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    Am I nuts to stash Jon Gray in a 10 teamer 5×5? I missed out on Jofer last year and I cannot stop crying.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  121. Ron says:
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    In a league with -1 for strikeouts you rather own Werth or Adam Jones?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  122. Big Magoo says:
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    Never watched Family Ties, but I guess the Saved By The Bell writers stole the speed idea for the episode where Elizabeth Berkley’s character was addicted to caffeine pills. Such a shame that it wasn’t until after Showgirls that she realized that she needed help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Showgirls was the best she ever looked!

  123. Jason says:
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    If I could get Posey and Carlos Gomez for Trout, should I do it? 10-team keeper. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  124. stinky_llama says:
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    in need of a bat desperately…gio & rosenthal fair for jUpton? still left with k-rod/chapman/hawkins/smith in RP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton side

  125. Cram It says:
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    So I guess Josh Donaldson is better than I gave him credit for. If you had Boegarts as your 3B, would you trade Wil Myers for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, it’s fair

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Cram It: apparently he’s better than anybody gave him credit for (like dozier, that guy also never projected at this kind of power), so i wouldn’t feel too bad.

  126. pakestwo says:
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    ROS

    Minor, ZImmerman, Gray, Cole

    and do you believe in KROD?

    12 Team keeper H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray, Cole… What’s not to believe?

  127. royce! says:
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    Howdy, Grey. In my 14 team h2h counting 5×5 plus OBP, XBH, K/BB and holds, I have Duda and Alcides on the bench.

    My starting SS is EverCab, and OF are Bautista, Myers, Heyward, Springer and Fowler.

    Should I: 1. Drop one of Duda or Alcides for a C? (and if so, which?) or 2. Drop both for a C and Niese (who gets two starts next week (@MIA and PHI))?

    Thanks buddy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Howdy royce!, I wanna take Cougs down to San Diego this summer…. You still have your Petco seats? Maybe a Saturday in July? 1. Which one? Huh?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: I don’t personally have season tix anymore because of the kid and all but can get three very good seats (my mother-in-law’s). Keep me posted so I can get the seats and try to be in town.

        Re: my Qs- I was asking this- I have two people on the bench- Duda and Escobar. Should I drop ONE of them for a C (I had Mesoraco and don’t have anyone at C set for next week) OR should I drop BOTH and pick up a C and Niese? If the former, should I drop Duda or Escobar.

        bee tee dubs, Padres are at home for two Saturdays in July- the 5th v. SF and 19th v. NYM.

        Another way of saying it- I have to drop one of Duda or Alcides Escobar for a C. Which one should I drop? And should I drop the other for Niese?

        Does that make more sense?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay cool re: tix…. Drop Duda for a C…. Sorry, brain fart on my part…. 19th sounds tasty… Niese vs. Casey Kelly — c’mon!

  128. marcus allen was good al says:
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    Dynasty format. Cozart or brad miller? Had to trade for aybar jus to stay afloat ugh. But cozart is out there and I still roster miller. Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart

      • marcus allen was good al says:
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        @Grey: cool, thx. How about cozart vs aybar? Pissed I gave a draft pick for aybar lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aybar

          • marcus allen was good al says:
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            @Grey: alright last one. Still ya a daquiri from my last promise so I’m gonna have to get u f#@&ed up now lol. Last one is….alcides vs aybar or even a dark horse hardy. Maybe rank those 3 dyno format. Thx u da man

  129. Steve Stevenson says:
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    One move left this week in 6×6 (OPS & QS) H2H, going to use it on a Saturday streamer. I need, in order, ERA, QS and K. Options are:

    W. Chen @ MIN (Correia) – SON 12.3
    McCarthy @ SD (Kennedy) – SON 10.3
    Smyly @ KC (Duffy) – SON 2.4

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy

  130. Ross says:
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    Grey,
    Is Corey Dickerson worth a waiver claim? Do you see him sticking with the big club once Cuddyer is back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  131. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Who wins? Shelby Miller for Kemp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  132. JFK says:
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    Aaaaand, it’s Friday!
    Despite having Brothers, Hamels, Henderson, Kluber, Perez and Santos all blow up on me, I’m still somehow alive in my H2H matchup this week and crossing my fingers for a change in luck.

    In another league, received an offer of F-Her/Peavy/Markakis for Nellie Cruz/Salazar/J. Chavez – my rotation at the moment is: Cueto/Gio/Shields/Anibal/Salazar/Chavez/Smyly and I have JUp/CarGomez/Cruz/Werth for my 3 OF spots (Votto is occupying the Util slot), so while I don’t absolutely need to make this move, I figure it’s worth getting F-Her at this price.
    Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take F-Her

  133. Bobby says:
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    I’ve been offered Hunter Pence & Justin Masterson for Chris Sale & Todd Frazier. Should I accept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Pence

      • Bobby says:
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        @Grey: So you’re saying Pence & Masterson is better than Sale & Frazier? This is my first time commenting (but long time following) so I’m not used to the lingo.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s pretty fair, but I’m worried about Sale…. I’d prefer Pence… With Masterson or Frazier, I prefer Frazier… But in shallow leagues, it’s close, in deeper leagues, it’s more pronounced…

  134. RTP says:
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    2b w best chance to make a short term run next week: Phillips, HIll, Espinosa, Walker, or Infante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  135. 740 says:
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    Grey, 10team roto 5×5. who do u like more… Brown, Colabello, Joyce, Fowler, Markakis?

    as always Thank u!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brown

  136. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    scooter or aybar MI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter, depends on needs kinda

  137. Dumpy Billy Butler says:
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    Encarncion and Shelby Miller for Hosmer and Beltran.

    Side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  138. pakestwo says:
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    I was offered david Ortiz, pedro alvarez and cliff lee for Abreu

    I would still have fielder at 1b

    I could use the pitching help. Pull the trigger?

    Mike

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Lee

      • pakestwo says:
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        Thanks!

  139. Dumpy Billy Butler says:
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    Okay Hosmer and Beltran for EE and Jzimm, fair? side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  140. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS*******

  141. chisoxx22 says:
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    Lincecum vs sd, or salazar vs cws?

  142. Jay says:
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    Kipnis going to the DL opens open a roster spot for me. Available options:
    Aoki, Revere, Markakis, Aybar.

    Could use some overall offense but I trail in SBs this week. I like Revere for that, but Washington is decent in prevent swipes.

    I have andrus who isn’t doing a DAMN thing, so Aybar is interesting.

    Thoughts?

  143. Mijjy says:
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    have 2 roster spots for haren, cj wilson, wily peralta, and kennedy. best bets ROS – wilson and haren?

  144. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Neil Walker vs. Morrow or
    Gyorko vs. Arroyo

    Thanks

  145. Max says:
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    Rondon or Joe Smith ROS?

  146. Subs81 says:
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    W Castillo Norris or Suzuki 5X5 REST OF YEAR?

  147. Subs81 says:
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    L Cain Gardner or bonifacio 5×5 rest of year which should I drop?

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