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The Indians  had themselves a good ol’ fashioned hometown community pow-wow in Chicago yesterday, scoring 29 runs off 33 hits in Friday’s double header. The Tribe tallied 19 runs in the first half of the double header, with eight different Indians having multi-hit games including 3-hit games from Asdrubal Cabrera, Yan Gomes and Mike Aviles. And as if the ChiSox weren’t having a bad enough night, the Injians managed to rally to score four runs in the ninth to win with a walk off home run by Nick Swisher in the second game. Jason Kipnis was the real hero going 4-for-7 with four runs, four RBI, four BB and his 18th stolen base. Kip’s got a .473 OBP in the past month, which is definitely worthy of a rain dance. Anyway, this is the second time Cleveland had scored 19 runs in a game this season, and they move within two games of first place in the AL Central. Rough night for ChiSox fans, but hey, Jeff Keppinger (6-for-8, 2 runs, HR, 4 RBI) had a great day, right? Right!? I’m making it worse aren’t I? I better take some happy pills quick before the world starts getting dark.

Sigh, well, here’s what else happened in fantasy baseball last night:

Gordon Beckham 4-for-10, run, 2 RBI. The W-Sox scored 18 runs so its not like they were completely pathetic. Gordon Beckham extended his hitting streak to four games and — okay, yeah this is kind of depressing.

Hector Santiago 2.1 IP, 10 base runners, 5 ER, 5 K. Grey and I told you to buy the Trojan Prince Hector last week and cautioned that the Indians could be a tough match up, “If you’re feeling brave like a Trojan warrior I’d start him, but he’s worth the add either way.” My words. Ouch, yeah well my bravery got the best of me in this one. I still like Hector in the right match ups, but next week versus the Orioles is not the right match up.

Trevor Bauer 0.2 IP, 6 hits, 5 ER. Fun fact: Trevor’s favorite movie is Major League III: Back to the Minors.

Johnny Cueto 1.0 IP, 2 hits, 1 ER, K. Left the game with tightness in his right lat. You know what that means. Tony Cingrani pitched 4.0 IP, 3 ER, 6 BB, 3 K in relief, and I picked him up everywhere I could, then I picked up the bar tab after my seventh Tom Collins, and THEN I picked up the gauntlet and battled the Orc King for the rights to the Reds’ fifth rotation spot. The Orc King won, and I woke up naked in a dumpster. So yeah, just another normal Friday!

Miguel Cabrera 4-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBI, 2 HR (23rd and 24th). Blood brother and super-BFF Prince Fielder went 2-for-3 with his 13th jack and for one night on the streets of Detroit, everything was fun and games — until someone got shot. Jokes and murder aside, Miggy has 81 RBI, ya’ll. Just let that sink in for a second. *Fantasy Pro Tip* That can WIN your fantasy league.

Max Scherzer 7.0 IP, 4 hits, 3 ER, 9 K. First Tiger to start the season 12-0. How much better will his career numbers be considering the fact that he will never have to face Miguel Cabrera. Nerds, get on it! Oh, that’s me? In that case, nerds unite!

Joaquin Benoit 1.0 IP, 1 hits, 2 K and his 5th save. Who needs Papelbon when you got whatshisname!

Evan Longoria Left in the second inning after aggravating the plantar fascitis in his foot. He isn’t expected to miss much time, but he is day to day (or DayToday if you’re Wiz Khalifa). Albert Pujols is struggling with the same injury, but I doubt Longo has the same threshold for pain that Alby has (Pujols is into some sick shizz, you guys). Anyway, if you can still sell Longoria for a good return what are you waiting for.

Wil Myers 2-for-4, HR. I asked Wil where the other ‘L’ went and he told me shorty just passed it to the left. Quit sleepin’ on that shizz, yo!

Andrew McCutchen 3-for-5, HR, 3 RBI. Starling Marte went 3-for-5 with 2 runs, and 2 RBI.The Bucs win their 7th game in a row and currently hold the best record in baseball. Cherish this moment Pittsburgh, because its all downhill after the All Star break.

Gerrit Cole 6.0 IP, 8 hits, 3 ER, 3 K. Moves to 4-0. The first rookie pitcher to do that since some guy, some years ago. Yaaawn. Sure, the box scores look less than spectacular but Cole remains undefeated and boy howdy does this dude throw some cheese. Y U no strike people out? Maybe he has that same disease Patrick Corbin had earlier this year where he’s just going to keep finding a way to win, and then you wake up one morning and suddenly he’s one of the best pitchers in the league.

Ryan Reid 3.0 IP, 2 hits, 4 K and his first save. But the important thing to note here is it wasn’t Jason Grilli. The plot thickens!

Juan Francisco 2-for-4, RBI. Grey asked you ever so politely to BUY him. After three straight games with a homer, Juan-Fran cooled off a bit last night with the two-hit day. If you need power, Francisco is playing everyday and could hit 15-20 homers for your team going forward. If you need MORE POWER, I recommend you call Tim Taylor.

Carlos Gomez 2-for-5 with a run in his return to the line up. CarGo Lite has even got down the whole on-again-off-again injury thing that makes CarGo Supreme so special.

Nate McLouth 2-for-3, 2 runs, HR. Hit the go-ahead homer to deny CC Sabathia (7.0 IP, 5 hits, 4 ER, 6 K) his 200th win. After the game, when asked about McLouth’s hit, C.C. was quoted as saying, “[Expletive deleted] that guy.” Fair enough.

Robinson Cano 3-for-5, HR. H-to-the-Izz-R? Temper yourself, Cano. For every home run Robbie hits, super Agent Jay-Z gains the copyrights to sample a cherished Oldie you once loved.

Brett Gardner 2-for-5, run. Sat out Thursday with an illness. In reality, he got sick to his stomach when he heard he might be part of the trade to the Celtics in the Pierce/Garnett deal.

Julio Teheran 6.0 IP, 4 hits, BB, 10 K. His 3rd straight quality start with 23 Ks and 2 wins in that stretch. Julio is Teheran’ it up!

Ricky Nolasco 5.0 IP, 11 hits, 5 ER, 6 K. So wait, let me get this straight. This is the guy teams are fighting to acquire before the trade deadline? Him? I don’t see it.

Edinson Volquez 6.0 IP, 7 hits, 2 ER, 8 K. I’ll admit it, I picked up Volquez for this start. But I swear I dropped him as soon as the game started and I still feel dirty.

Logan Forsythe 3-for-4, 2 RBI, 3 hits with the slam & legs as he led off. The Padre’s Weapon X keeps on doing things for the entire city of Whale’s Vagina. Grey told you to BUY him, and he’s batting .300 with 2 HR and 2 SB over the past two weeks. Have the foresight to know that Forsythe is a good add! Say that 100 times fast! Yes, 100 times! Now take a drink of water, and say it 100 more times! Goooood.

Josh Satin 3-for-3, 2 RBI as he bat 5th for the Mets. Guess which Mets player led the team in hits last night? David Wright? No. I don’t know, is it maybe…is it….SATIN! That was my best Church Lady impression. You kids remember that one? In all seriouslyness, Josh has a four-game hitting streak — now isn’t that special?

Matt Harvey 7.0 IP, 3 hits, 1 ER, 11 K. The home run to Ian Desmond was his only blemish. Anyone else getting sick of the Matt Harvey domination? Me neither. I think I love him a little.

Jose Iglesias 2-for-4, with just his 2nd SB. Iglesias seems to do nothing but hit — literally, he’s batting .370 over the past two weeks. If he could run a bit more often it could really help his fantasy value. Listen Jose, just steal, let’s say 28 more bases, with 35 more homers and I’ll draft you second overall next year. Sorry, but Miggy’s still better than my imaginary ceiling for Iglesias.

Koji Uehara 1.0 IP, 2 K as he pitched a perfect inning for his 3rd save in as many days. This could be the mescaline talking but it looks like Koji is going to run away with this job. I think it’s his claw-like talons and giant third eye that really help him locate his pitches. Then again, this could just be the mescaline talking.

Josh Johnson 3.1 IP, 8 hits, 6 ER, 2 BB, 5 K. You sir, cannot be trusted. Yeah, outside of AL-Only I would drop him like it’s a hot summer day in Canada. “Hey, honey! Paper says it’s going to be 19 degrees today–let’s head to the beach, don’t forgot you’re sweater!” Lol, Celsius. You crazy, Canada. And of course by sweater I meant hockey jersey, you wouldn’t want to be seen at the beautiful Canadian shorelines without yours.

Rajai Davis 2-for-4, run 2 SB, his 15th and 16th. Another one of Grey’s BUYs. Davis attended the SAGNOF School for the Gifted as a child. Pick him up if you need have a for speed. Quickly, before Rajai beats you too it! Dude is quicker than Al Bundy!

Stephen Drew 2-for-2, 2 RBI, left game with hamstring tightness. Never to return!! Mwahahaaha! Or he’s just day-to-day. One of the two.

Leonys Martin 1-for-4, 14th SB. Martin was Grey’s SAGNOF of the Week! So go get him. Leonys has 6 stolen bases in the past two weeks and is batting near .400 with 2 home runs. Yeah, you want to drop everything right now and go pick him up. Wait a second, proud parent, put down the baby first. *Parenting Tip* dropping your baby can result in irreparable harm to the child’s soft skull and it’s gooey innards, also called the brain. It is not advised in even the most extreme cases of waiver wire adds.

Martin Perez 6.2 IP, 0 ER, 3 K. That’s back-to-back quality starts for Martin, and they came against the Reds and Cardinals. Hello, there! What did you say your name was again? If you like to live dangerously, he could be streamer worthy versus the Seattle Mariners next Thursday. If you like to live even more dangerously, I suggest tight roping across the grand canyon while pitching against the Mariners.

Eric Hosmer 3-for-4, 2 HR (5 & 6), 3 RBI. Oh my god, you guys!!!! Nope. I promised you all last week I wouldn’t jinx it. But if you do this again next Friday, Eric, I may have to dedicate a whole blurb to you. He already owns my soul. I sold it to him for 19 home runs in 2011.

James Shields 6.1 IP, 8 hits, 3 ER, 5 K and his 3rd win. Mike Moustakas hit a 2-run HR and Billy Butler added 3 hits, 3 RBI and a HR. This is exactly the kind of production the Royals thought they could get on a daily basis when they traded for Shieldsy in the off season. Funny how things work out.

Clete Thomas 2-for-5 and his 2nd HR. Clete has hands down the coolest, most baseballiest name in all of baseball. I’ve picked up players for stupider reasons. Just sayin’.

Wilin Rosario 1-for-4 with his 13th HR. HitterTron is seriously crushing on Wilin Rosario. Like for reals. It’s like his true love or something. Get a room you two!

Jhoulys Chacin 8.0 IP, 3 hits, 0 ER, 3 K. His 4th win in a row and 2nd straight scoreless outing. He is amazingly available in over 80% of RCL leagues and gets the Dodgers in LA next week. That’s not in Coors, ya’ll! You have my permission to start him.

Jerome Williams 6.1 IP, 5 hits, 1 ER, 3 K. Stream-o-Nator loved this start. But more likely the Stream-o-Nator just hates the Astros–we all know robots are not capable of love. Sorry Tin Man. Sorry, HitterTron and Wilin Rosario, but yours is a forbidden love.

Bud Norris 7.0 IP, 4 hits, 0 ER, 5 K. I know he pitches for the Lastros, but at just 15% ownership I think Bud deserves a little more respect. Norris continues his dominance over the Angels with a 0.32 ERA in four starts against them. Bud seems to be Anaheim’s kryptonite this season, but we all know the Angel’s real weakness is Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Rex Brothers 1.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 K. Rex Bros. had his streak of 32 scoreless outings broken when he gave up a bomb to Buster Posey. How you gonna do him like that Posey? I thought you was boys? You both have dog’s names. Yes, Rafael Betancourt should get his ninth inning duties back sooner than later, but Rex’s 0.52 ERA sure is pretty.

Michael Cuddyer 1-for-4 with a 2-run HR as he extended his hitting streak to 25 GAMES. It’s that kind of consistency that Jamie Foxx is looking for in his secret service agents. Channing Tatum once had a 34-night pop n’ lock streak. There were massive casualties to women’s ovaries (i.e. they all exploded).

Jason Castro 1-for-3, 11th HR. What would Grey’s BUY post be without a catcher? Crap, that’s what! Castro first started honing his baseball skills at a young age when his folks sent him to sleepaway baseball camp. Unfortunately, they had to pull Jason out after he murdered all the other campers.

Bartolo Colon 8.0 IP, 6 hits, 1 ER, 5 K, 11th win. It’d be real easy to make a fat joke here–but I don’t have enough space! Ba dum chiiiiiiiii. Thank you. I am here all week.

Shelby Miller 1.2 IP, 6 hits, 2 BB, 5 ER. Shelby was quoted post game, “Lord, heap miseries upon us yet entwine our arts with laughters low.” Ahh, Joyce. That one was for you, Guru. It was a rough start for Miller, but he “lived and laughed and loved and left,” and he should be good to go next week in Anaheim.

Michael Young  4-for-6, 3 runs, 2 RBI and his 5th HR. The Phillies scores 16 runs on 21 hits  including a 6-RBI game from Delmon Young. So yeah, I think its safe to assume Cole Hamels didn’t pitch.

Mike Zunino 2-for-5 with the game-winning hit in the 10th inning. Way to be , Rook! C-Attle already likes you more than Jesus Montero.

Travis Wood 6.1 IP, 3 hits, 3 BB, 2 ER, 6 K. If you told me in the preseason that Travis Wood would have a 2.85 ERA and 1.00 WHIP, I would have looked deep into your eyes and told you that I “want to believe.” Then I would keep asking you questions about my sister until you got seriously creeped out and left. Then Scully and I would go interview Travis to make sure the smoking man wasn’t behind this.

Hisashi Iwakuma 8.0 IP, 6 hits, 4 ER, 5 K. Last week I told you to buy him off his shaky start. If you didn’t listen then, this week you may have another chance. Second chances are great, just ask Peter Bjorn and John, but baseball is a game of threes — three strikes, three outs, etc. So I’ll make sure to remind you again next week, because I’m a cool guy like that. Any team could use some of his Iwakumagic. Hisashincendio! 

Questions? Problems? Complaints to management? Advice, small gifts or large bribes? Please leave it in the comments below, or you can get at me on twitter @dandemanco. Join us next Saturday for another Friday recap as fantasy baseball continues next week, all week long!

  1. Travis says:
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    I got Ajax, Brown, Marte, Myers, and Puig. All are hot right now–which one to bench? They all seem about even match ups?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Travis: That’s a good problem to have. I’d probably bench Myers.

      • Travis says:
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        @Dan Pants: it would be if my pitching wasn’t equally bad this past week. :/

        Someone cut Rendon–I have Longo so a backup 3b might be nice while he’s hot. Don’t see any of my OF as cuttable–what about a pitcher like Wheeler, Cashner (sort of my bottom two, but looking to drop wheeler for erasmo too).

        • Dan Pants

          Dan Pants says:
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          @Travis: I think we should give Wheeler another chance before dropping him out right. I’d hold for now.

          • Travis says:
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            @Dan Pants: but I hate passing on someone like Rendon. Already passed on Leonys and Boujorn due to OF depth. :(

            • Dan Pants

              Dan Pants says:
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              @Travis: “Do what your gut tells you.” — Drifter proverb

  2. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    would you sell G Cole? I think he has hit the premium of the sell high…..oh and nice rundown, so where can I get some of this mescaline?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Sure, if you can get a nice return for him. The strikeouts aren’t there yet, but I think they’re coming. Might be better off holding on to him if you can’t get someone to buy the hype. I got the mescal off some drifter in the desert. On second thought, maybe it was the beach?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Dan Pants: I know the strikeouts might come, but I also know the Pirates are thinking of sending him back down when the rest of the staff gets healthy and that Cole has reached his projected half way point for innings

        Damn, I want to meet a drifter with that kind of stash…..I was talking to a friend about the peyote the other day and how that is the one thing i really want to do before I die, in the teepee with the medicine man type thing

        • Dan Pants

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          @Jack Full of Hate: Good point. Go ahead and see what you can get for Cole. No harm in that. As for your spiritual peyote vision, if you will it, it will happen for you. At least that’s what the drifter told me.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Dan Pants: drifters are good for spiritual sayings, they have lived more than we can imagine

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Birdog: then we can start with something in common

                • Dan Pants

                  Dan Pants says:
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                  @Jack Full of Hate: He’s at the beach. Just go to any beach and he will be there.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Dan Pants: and let guess his name is Sky

                    • Dan Pants

                      Dan Pants says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate: Skyblue Sunflower Moonbeam, but yes “Sky” for short

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Dan Pants: now I know his real name

  3. Brooks Jacoby says:
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    Jay Bruce for Segura, which side?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Brooks Jacoby: Bruce for power, Segura for steals. Obviously, they play very different positions, too. Segura is a top 3 SS. All things equal I’m taking Jean Segura.

  4. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Martin Perez!! Rangers fans have been waiting for him to break out for awhile. He’s our top pitching prospect right now, I’m starting him on the 4th of July. I suggest you guys do the same

    • Dan Pants

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      @Fireball Feliz: You heard it here, folks. Perez is available in over 90% of RCL leagues.

  5. Nick Castellanos jacked another one last night. Please tell me that “Old Smokey” Leyland will come to his senses and bring him up sooner than later!

    • Dan Pants

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      @El Conquistador: Yeah, they’re concerned about his defense but I can’t imagine they can keep him down there for much longer.

  6. Ken Plane says:
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    Thoughts on Medlen staying in the rotation, trade target?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Ken Plane: Not concerned about Medlen, he’s been solid all year. If you can get owner who’s scared he will lose his spot when beachy returns, to sell low I’m buying.

  7. joe says:
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    what kind of pitcher can I get for.matt kemp in h2h keeper league? Top 15?

    • Dan Pants

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      @joe: Depending on the buyer, you might be able to get a Zack Greinke/Mike Minor tier maybe?

  8. Shawn of the mostly living says:
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    Drop Willingham for Leonys? Swisher is also on the wire

    • Dan Pants

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      @Shawn of the mostly living: I’d want to own Leonys of the three, but if I needed power I’d go with Swisher over Willingham.

  9. Dump Truck says:
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    Don’t get too excited about the no Grilli stuff. Buccos were up 10-3 and are looking to save their bullpen arms some stress lately. Grilli and Melancon have both thrown a bunch of innings but I wouldn’t count on Grilli losing his job.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Dump Truck: Good to know! I own Grilli everywhere.

  10. David says:
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    Thanks to your buy advice, Thursday night I swapped Cueto, B.J., and Papelbon for Iwakuma and Zobrist, and gabbed Koji off the waiver wire. Needless to say, I feel pretty good about that deal.

    • Dan Pants

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      @David: Nice, and Zobrist is one of my favorite’s, too. I feel good about that deal too!

  11. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Is there any real chance Martin gets moved up in the order, and they drop Andrus down? Or is that just a pip dream? I have a hard time thinking the Rangers will move down their 120 millon dollar man…but it’s a nice thought.

    • Dan Pants

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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: The Rangers do a lot of things I don’t understand. I could understand trading Andrus, then maybe we’d see Leonys at the top of the lineup.

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @Dan Pants: I agree…the Rangers do some confusing things. I just don’t see 120 million in Andrus, especially when they drafted Profar as a SS. The counting stats Martin could potentially put up in the two hole makes me salivate…here’s hoping for an Andrus trade. Thanks for the response.

        • Fireball Feliz says:
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          @JoeMorgan’sMustache:

          Elvis isn’t going anywhere, his real value lies in his defense. For a 23 year old SS 15 mil a year for his prime years is a great contract and smart move, reguardless of the Profar situation. Plus, he’s so young its not crazy to think his hitting will improve

          • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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            @Fireball Feliz: Yeah, I know a fair bit of his value comes on defense. Just not too impressed with him at this point, but that’s just my opinion. He is almost 25 btw.

  12. Morgan says:
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    Which SAGNOF should I pick up? EYJ, Bourjos, Martin, Davis??.. pretty much every guy that has been mentioned this week is a free agent in my league. What do you think?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Morgan: Leonys Martin

  13. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Demon Young or Mike Morse ROS in H2H points league?

  14. Pete says:
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    Need to bench 1 today in a points league:
    L. Martin CIN MLeake(R)
    Moreland CIN MLeake(R)
    Lind @BOS FDoubront(L)
    Headley @MIA JTurner(R)
    Dom Brown @LAN HRyu(L)

    Hitter Tron has Brown and Lind as the lowest value. Sit Lind?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Pete: I’d probably sit Headley or Lind.

  15. fitz says:
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    h2h non-keeper
    Kemp/Rizzo or Shelby Miller/Prince
    thanks

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @fitz: I like both sides. I’d prefer Kemp and Rizzo, but Prince is the best player in the deal.

  16. The Thumb says:
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    Shin Soo Choo makes me sad.

    .211 over the last 44 games. Sonavashouldasoldhigh!

    • Dan Pants

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      @The Thumb: Can’t hit lefties, can’t play defense. He’ll be better than he’s playing right now though, do not worry.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Dan Pants: i finally, acting on thoughts such as these, benched him in a 16 teamer due to needing rbi’s not runs and played sweeney and arcia instead. Choo promptly turned back into fantasy gold with 2 singles/homer/2 walks. I didn’t bench him in a 10 team and was very happy. Def do bench against lefties though.

  17. blue says:
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    which side do you like more:

    Kuroda/blanco or homer bailey/aoki?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @blue: I like Kuroda more than Bailey but Aoki much more than Blance. I’d go with Bailey/Aoki.

  18. Blue says:
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    Can I drop Torii Hunter to keep Blanco? Guy has been an anchor in everything but average all season.

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Blue: I’d stick with Hunter.

  19. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Would you give up Goldschmidt to get Strasburg in a H2H points league where we can keep any 4 players?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @malamoney: No I’d want Goldschmidt over Strasburg

  20. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Lester or Santiago ROS? H2H

  21. Yager says:
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    Matt Carpenter for Mujica straight up?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Yager: If I needed a closer, I think Mujica’s a pretty good one, so sure.

  22. sange_da_man says:
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    Another manager offered me his Wright for my Longoria straight up in ESPN h2h points league. Longo is top 5 in everything but banged up, Wright is great but plays for the Mets…..what to do, what to do?

    • Dan Pants

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      @sange_da_man: Yeah I’d take Wright. I love Longo but the durability is definitely an issue.

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Sheriff McRawDawg: Have to say Revere right now but it’s real close.

  23. Crumpy says:
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    agonizing over this. Drop Parker or Wheeler for Cingrani, or hold?

    Thanks

    • Crumpy says:
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      @Crumpy:

      should add Arasmo Ramirez (who I just picked up yesterday) to the potential drop list.

      thanks

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Crumpy: I’d hold until I knew more about Parker’s injury. If its anything significant I’d make the switch.

  24. Fister Furbush says:
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    So choose one to keep in a h2h points league going forward.

    Ervin Santana
    Gerrit Cole
    Matt Garza
    Tony Cingrani

    Thanks

      • Fister Furbush says:
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        @Dan Pants:

        Do you say Garza because of the possibility he gets traded? And maybe because of his K rate? I was thinking Sanatana because or his automatic 7 innings just about every game and is in a little easier of a division.

        • Dan Pants

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          @Fister Furbush: Yeah, Ervin has been great, but I just trust Garza a bit more and I really like what he’s done over the past few weeks.

  25. Mike G says:
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    You know the David Bret shtick where he does some impression then has to say who the impression is of? That’s how I see the Church Lady thing, except, unlike Brent, yours was spot-on.

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Mike G: Thank you! Thankyouverymuch. (Elvis).

  26. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Anyone have any news on Morrow?

    • Dan Pants

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      @malamoney: I read he hasn’t even begun a throwing program yet, so I wouldn’t expect him back any time soon.

      • malamoney

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        @Dan Pants: I read that too, but that was about a week ago. Would you drop him for Gausman? I drafted Morrow at a respectable spot and was obviously hoping for better. My thinking is he has a chance to get himself well right now with the time off and then has a chance at a good second half.

        • Dan Pants

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          @malamoney: I’ve always liked Morrow a lot, but if you don’t have the DL spot I’m not sure I’d wait around for him. He hasn’t looked right all season, and AL East is unforgiving division. Rather stash him on my bench than have Gausman though, but if something better comes along and Morrow still has no timetable to return I wouldn’t hesitate to drop.

  27. David says:
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    in a 10-team 5×5 keeper league. In 1st place with my needs being k’s, wins, whip, and sb. Have a deal on the table:

    sending dom brown and cobb for either scherzer or wainwright. Would you execute? Who would you rather have?

    My hitting: perez, goldy, zobrist, miggy, hardy, kendrick, machado, trout, marte, bruce, leonys.
    My replacement options: laroche, nava, prado, reddick

    My pitchng: zimm, strasburg, medlen, fernandez, cashner, santiago, grilli, mo, balfour, benoit, putz,
    reinforcements: sanchez, beachy, morrow.

    • Dan Pants

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      @David: I like the trade. I don’t think you necessarily need the pitcher, but it would certainly help with wins and Ks. I’d want Scherzer of the two but they are both great.

  28. AB says:
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    Hey DP, are you starting these guys:
    Milone vs STL
    Wheeler vs WAS
    Thanks!

    • Dan Pants

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      @AB: I’d sit Milone if I could afford to, but Wheeler I’m starting for sure. If you’re not starting him vs. WAS then you might as well drop.

  29. Pete says:
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    Thoughts on streaming Charlie Morton today (SON has him at $8.6) despite PIT having scoring 20 runs (18 earned) on 27 hits and nine walks in 16.2 innings over 4 Morton starts?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Pete: He has pitched well since returning from injury and the Bucs are red hot. I wouldn’t look too deep into the run support stuff. If you need a win I could see Morton getting lucky vs. MIL but I wouldn’t expect much more than that.

  30. Stacked says:
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    Who would you bench today of Hamilton (@ Harrell), Cruz (vs Latos), or Kemp (vs Kendrick) ?
    Hamilton is pretty entrenched on the bench, but has good numbers against Harrell
    Thanks

    • Dan Pants

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      @Stacked: I’d probably bench Kemp or Hamilton. Wouldn’t blame you for benching Hamilton, but if he has good numbers vs. Harrell go ahead and sit Kemp for the day.

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