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In a crazy day of trading, the blockbuster has to be David Price heading to the Tigers.  Though, I’m not sure blockbuster is the right word anymore.  Blockbuster is so 80’s.  Blockbuster sold out to a fro-yo chain and is Blockberry now, isn’t it?  The Netflix deal of the day?  The Hulu pause-for-three-ads-every-five-minutes trade of the day?  The Redbox snatch and grab?  See, I wasn’t even talking about the trade in that last one.  I wonder if Josh Reddick ever rubs up against a Redbox.  Any the hoo!  The Tigers rotation is now Price, Anibal, Verlander and Scherzer.  Well, you got two aces again!  Unless Tim McCarver is announcing and still thinks Verlander and Anibal are aces.  As for fantasy, this does nothing to Price’s value.  Maybe now that he doesn’t have a manager pulling names out of a hat for a lineup, he might get a few more wins, but did his bullpen get noticeably better?  Eh.  Did his division become noticeably easier?  Eh, his career ERA vs. the White Sox and Indians is worse than his ERA vs. the Red Sox.  That’s kinda irrelevant though, these are different teams then he faced previously.  In all, it’s a solid lateral trade for Price’s value, but he was already a top arm in the game.  No one is happier to see Price than the Tigers Assistant GM, Ted DiBiase.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Austin Jackson – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, then traded to the Mariners in the Price trade.  Feel bad for those of you that were drinking James Jones’s Kool-Aid in Seattle, because his fantasy is dead now.  Hopefully he left behind his earth skin so Jackson can stay warm at night.  “Does this earth skin have any pockets?”  Jackson’s fantasy value takes a bit of a hit with this move.  The Tigers were in the top five for offense and the Mariners are bottom five.  Safeco is a ‘co park and Comerica was built for Co’MURICA.

Ezequiel Carrera – With the movement by Jackson — hey, open a window! — Rajai Davis will face lefties and the Tigers called up his platoon partner, Ezequiel Carrera, which sounds like an Amish carriage made by Porsche.  Like any well-built carriage, Carrera’s got speed to burn — 43 steals in the minors this year.  Worth a look in AL-Only and deep leagues hurting for SAGNOF.

Drew Smyly – 5 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 2 Ks, then was traded to the Rays.  Maddon told the media his tarot card reader turned over the smiling sun card that was hand-drawn in marker on a Frisbee and just knew the Rays had to get Smyly.  Smyly was good in Comerica, but doesn’t have huge road/home splits.  His lefty/righty splits, on the other hand, well, making him a LOOGY might not be such a bad idea.  I’m sure Maddon will try it at some point.

Nick Franklin – Also headed to the Rays in Price’s trade.  I could see the Rays and Franklin writing themselves a nice little romance novel with a foreword by Zobrist.  I get the feeling about this time next year, we’re going to be saying the Mariners should’ve just played Franklin and kept Miller and Chris Taylor-Stiller as floaters in the middle infield office pool.  Franklin has 15 homer and 10-steal speed and could be Zobrist as soon as next year.  For now, he’s a flyer in keepers.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 14th homer.  Looked like J.D. was on the rocks, but he’s straight up still hitting, go ahead and put that on Tumblr.

Adam Eaton – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th steal, hitting near-.450 in the last week.  Ever since he hurt his finger, he’s been lights out.  Someone should consider wrapping him in mummy gauze.  He’d be amazing!

Yoenis Cespedes – Heads to the Red Sox for Lester.  Beane just couldn’t handle having a guy with no platoon splits.  “I need to get Vogt, Jaso and Norris playing time, and that’s just my catchers!  I got no time for an everyday player!”  When you have 12 capable outfielders you just feel invincible like Mark Wahlberg in bell bottoms.  Excuse me, 13 outfielders since Beane added the other rotating outfielder in Jonny Gomes.  “If I could get Jed Lowrie to play shortstop and right field, we’d be set!  Wait, what’s that, Jonah Hill, we can get Sam Fuld?  Do it!”  As for Cespedes, this is a nice boost in venue.  I could see him flipping his bat, thinking he hit a pop-up, to only realize that he just flipped his bat for a homer.  Hello, liners off the Green Monster!  Amiright?  Of course, I am, that’s why I said it.  Unfortch, the boost in venue, could be counteracted by the weaker lineup.  For this year, I’ll say it’s a push for Cespedes’s value.

Jon Lester – Leaving the Red Sox in the Cespedes trade was Lester.  The long vowels in Lester’s name always screwed up Red Sox fans anyway, not to mention, Lester will prolly return to Boston this offseason, so this was a rental.  Redbox?  Okay, I’m done with that.  Lester hasn’t pitched particularly great in O.co, but that was against the A’s, so I usually don’t pay attention to those numbers.  He’ll be on a winning club and has pitched terrifically this year, so Lester will be fine.  Or F-I-N-E if Toni Braxton is reading.

Sam Fuld – Traded back to the A’s for a player to be named later in this roundup.  Gardy was Fuld up with Sam, “We don’t know what to do with a guy that doesn’t play infield but hits like an infielder.”  I’m surprised the A’s took another chance on Fuld.  I mean, what can they do with a platoon player?  Oh, I know — play him every day for one at-bat here and two at-bats there.  Novel concept for the A’s.  Soon the A’s are going to have different hitters for different pitches.  “Okay, Fuld, nice 2-0 count, we need to get Reddick in there on a fastball count.”

Jesse Chavez – Traded to the bullpen for a shrug of the shoulders by the manager.  He can be dropped in most leagues.

John Lackey – Red Sox sent him to the Cards.  I was hoping to see a Boston Globe headline, “Red Sox Make Out, Swap Pitch.”  Alas, no dice.  Lackey’s interleague ERA was 3.07, which again means little.  Just worth noting, so I noted it.  Lackey’s pitched like a solid number three with a 7.6 K/9, 2.1 BB/9 and a 3.35 xFIP.  I could see him running off a month or two of a sub-3 ERA in the NL.  Lackey?  I likey.

Oscar Taveras – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  With the trade of Allen Craig, Taveras stands to see everyday playing time.  I hope he’s standing, at least.  If not, I question his motivation.  No, he’s standing.  He’s even hitting homers.  You see that?  I just need to ask and I receive.  A million dollars.  And, I guess that was the end of my ability to get what I want.  Sad emoticon with a winking eye that is actually a twitch.  I’d grab Taveras in all leagues, but, with playing time, doesn’t necessarily guarantee fantasy value.  It is a damn good start in the right direction.

Allen Craig – Went with Joe Kelly to the Red Sox in the Lackey trade.  Red Sox stocking up on two first name players.  Must be Fred Lynn and George Scott nostalgia.  Hopefully turns out better than their Mike Cameron/J.D. Drew gambit.  Craig had a nice value change in his move.  No longer will he be rotating between outfield, bench and Matt Adams’s moob clasper.  He should slide into the everyday lineup in Boston and I immediately picked him up in my RCL.

Joe Kelly – Also went to the Sox to slide into their rotation and be the new Grand Marshall of the Boston Marathon.

Anthony Ranaudo – Will start today for the Sox since they cut half their staff like Lorena Bobbitt was their GM.  Ranaudo had a 2.41 ERA in Triple-A, but a 3.7 BB/9 and looks like he could be Rubby De La Rosa, the Second.  Or Rubbier.  I’d take a flyer on Ranaudo in AL-Only leagues, but I wouldn’t touch him yet in mixed leagues.

Shane Victorino – Likely headed to the DL with his back problems.  Quit your cryin’ Hawaiian!

Will Middlebrooks – Will Will (stutterer!) be activated from the DL, and the Red Sox say he’ll play 3rd base and, appropriately enough, Brock Holt gives that the Gas Face.  Middlebrooks is worth a look in deeper leagues, but he’s been a bust or injured for so much time I can’t even remember why we once liked him.  Kinda prefer Meredith Brooks at this point.

Cliff Lee – Out for the season with an elbow strain.  The Adverb will likely complete a long sentence on the DL that could go into next year.  The Phils owe Lee $45.8 million and around $60 million to Ryan Howard.  They could’ve bought a cabana on Larry Ellison’s island for that.

Grady Sizemore – 3-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs and hitting .328 on the Phils.  Honestly, I wouldn’t even pick him up myself so who am I to say you should?  Well, who am I besides the Mustachioed Prince of Fantasy?

Marlon Byrd – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  Don’t worry, Byrd, there’s always passing through waivers!

Ben Revere – 4-for-6, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 30th steal.  Another 45 straight wins and the Phils are gonna wish they were buyers yesterday.

Jimmy Rollins – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and two steals (20, 21), to go with his 15 homers.  For my middle infield spot, I’d take that every day and twice on Muesday, the magical day between Monday and Tuesday.

Asdrubal Cabrera – Traded to the Nationals.  This move gets the Nationals some more flexibility, especially when Harper inadvertently runs into something.  “Coming through!”  *Splat*  “Bryce, I could’ve opened the bathroom door for you rather than you running through it.”  Asdrubal’s proven in the past few years that he’s more of a 14-homer guy than the 25-homer guy he was that one year.  Nothing really gonna change for him, except he’ll probably be cast-off to the bottom of the lineup, which would be death for his counting stats.

Gio Gonzalez – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.88.  Think about how you own Gio and Odorizzi is on your waivers.  Hey, I’m sad for you.

Zach Walters – Went to the Indians for Da Drubal.  Besides Walters’s post-Oscars interviews, he’s mollywhopped a bit in the minors — slamming 29 homers in Triple-A last year.  His K-rate is atrocious.  I mean, like “he should be playing with the Astros” bad.  For now, Aviles will be playing SS for the Indians, and that just made me want to take a nap.

Francisco Lindor – I grabbed him thinking the trade of Asdrubal would bring Lindor up, but I think I might’ve got a wart on my hand from that bit of rookie nookie.  Doesn’t look like Lindor is coming to replace him.  Too bad, I bought a Lindor jersey and everything.  The Indians also threw in a white flag.

Jason Kipnis – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Only about 6 weeks worth of stats from being as valuable as Rollins!

Chris Denorfia – Traded to the Mariners.  Is it me or are the M’s trying to steal a page from Billy Beane’s handbook with a handful of platoon guys?  I’ll never forget the time Chris Denorfia and I shared in high school, or at least I think her name was Chris Denorfia, but I would forget him for fantasy.

Chris Young – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K.  The Regression Fairies got one leg out from under him, now just to knock him over.

Dustin Ackley – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  About as hot as any player in the game right now.  Hot schmotato doesn’t even do him justice.  He’s an Eternal Flame Schmotato on Kennedy’s grave right now.

Chris Taylor – 2-for-5, 1 run.  Hitting .353 since his call-up and has the kind of pedigree where he could hit for a solid average, steal some bases and chuck in some power.  I like him, but the M’s have to commit to him over Miller for him to be an add in every league.

Mike Zunino – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  He’s going to get 25 homers on the year and in October you’re gonna be like, “Why didn’t I own him?”  Then next March, you’re gonna be crazy for him, even though you refused to pick him up this year.  Yeah, figure that one out.

Jake Arrieta – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.11.  For s’s and g’s, send an email to the Verlander owner to see if he’ll trade you him for Arrieta.  When he jumps out of his skin with a yes, tell him, “Sure, if you throw in Mike Trout.”

Emilio Bonifacio – Off to the Braves with James Russell. For those of you that are like me, and have Red Bull pumped directly into their waiver wire finger, Javier Baez is not being called up to replace Boneface.  I do like the idea of a B.J. and Boneface on top of the Braves lineup, and maybe I won’t have to be so ‘hard on’ Fredi’s lineup decisions.

Julio Teheran – 8 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks vs. Clayton Kershaw (9 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks).  In a matchup of My Ace vs. The Ace.  My Ace performed admirably, but The Ace high flush with greatness was too much.

Aaron Hill – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  This might be the start of something, but I’ve thought that before this year with him and haven’t seen anything substantial.  Mentally, I’ve moved on from him.  Not physically, because I don’t own him anywhere.

Neil Walker – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 16th homer.  So, skipping Pedroia in the 3rd round for Walker twenty rounds later may not have been the worst move.

Gerardo Parra – Traded to the Brewers.  Sonova–  Rico Suave better not have eyes on Khris Davis’s playing time or I will get swole and challenge everything he holds holy in his little Parra bubble.  Stay in your Parra bubble, you infringer on playing time!

Jarred Cosart – Marlins traded for him.  Aw, isn’t it cute when the Marlins try to pretend to their fans that they are buyers at the trading deadline.  Watch out, NL East, we got Jarred!

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4 and his 25th homer.  Ah, yeah, baby, be fire!  11 more homers to go!

Tom Koehler – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Nice start vs. a lousy Reds team and the Stream-o-Nator called it yesterday, but also doesn’t want anything to do with him next time out, and I agree.

Jake Marisnick – Went the other way in the Cosart trade.  You never saw Mantlenick get traded, now did you?  I like Marisnick a lot.  Or better yet, I like him a lot more than I should.  In Triple-A, he had 10 homers and 24 steals and a .277 average.  He might only hit .250, but while others are spending big money on trade deadline guys coming into the AL, I’d bid on Marisnick.  I see no reason why he doesn’t play every day.  Hoes ain’t stopping him.  Hoes ain’t stopping no man.  Just keep your pimp hand strong.

Jon Singleton – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in two days.  When power hitters start hitting homers, you want to ride that wave like you’re a 40-something surfer guy with a dirt tan.

Drew Hutchison – 3 IP, 4 ER.  Marcus Stroman can’t sprinkle some of his rookie pixie dust on Hutchison, huh?  Raw deal, Hutch.

Dioner Navarro – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Has been one of the hottest catchers over the last two weeks (3 HRs, batting near-.350).  If you grab Navarro, you run the risk of him starting a Super Group on your team.

Nolan Reimold – 2-for-4 and two homers.  I’m not getting pulled back into your web of upside!  Stop!  Now!

Abraham Almonte – Padres got him back from the Mariners for Denorfia.  Sadly, when you have nothing to trade, this is what you get back.

Odrisamer Despaigne – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  The Regression Fairies went to see Adam Lambert in concert, they know someone who has a callback for a Broadway show and they will rip your heart out.

Jedd Gyorko – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  The Gyork Store called and it’s running you out there for their fantasy team!

Will Venable – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer. Now back-to-back games with a homer.  Hot schmotato alert!

Andrew Miller – Acquired by the Orioles.  Ah, the ol’ “Hey, chillax, fans, we’re making moves!” non-move.

Tyler Skaggs – Left yesterday’s game with forearm tightness.  He had a no hitter going at the time of the injury, so at least Skaggs had a nice one for the road.

David Freese – 4-for-5.  Also, hit a homer on Sunday, but has done little else in the last week.  Actually, he’s done little else in his career, but especially in the last week.

Matt Cain – Dr. James Andrews said there’s no ligament damage to his elbow.  That’s too bad, since the Giants were hoping to make one more move at the trading deadline:  Cain from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL.

Tommy Milone – Was traded to the Twins for Sam Fuld.  Milone is a classic Twins commodity.  Low investment, low upside, hopefully stays cheap and serviceable.  If he breaks out, he’ll be too expensive for the Twins to retain so here’s to him staying just above mediocrity!  Should be a pretty lateral move for Milone.  Awkward Segue Alert!  Speaking of laterals, our fantasy football leagues are signing up.  We need commissioners.  If you plan on playing, sign up to be a commissioner and the world will open to you like a sickly oyster.

Kennys Vargas – Twins called him up to replace Fuld.  I’ll touch on Vargas in this afternoon’s Buy column, but I like him.  Solid power and can take a walk.  Speaking of the Buy column, this afternoon commenters have decided to put their best selfie in the comments as their avatar.  To make an avatar, you need to go to Gravatar.com and upload a photo.

Kurt Suzuki – 1-for-1, 1 RBI.  Twins signed him to an extension.  In related news, Josmil Pinto asked his girlfriend to call him to make sure his phone was working.

Danny Santana – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, has hit in nine of ten games.  There’s so many hot middle infielders right now, it’s kinda nice Santana also has outfield eligibility.  Kinda, not entirely.

Eric Hosmer – Will miss at least a month after an X-ray revealed a stress fracture in his hand from an injury that happened about ten days ago.  Do the Royals not have health care?  How could it possibly take this long to take an X-ray?  Do they send their players to a Cambodian hospital with 85-year-old Khmer Rouge doctors as attending physicians?  Seriously, dubya tee eff.

Yordano Ventura – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Pretty easy matchup vs. Twins, but he didn’t disappoint.  Now has back-to-back Quality Starts and he’s being dropped in a ton of leagues, which is odd, but what do I know.  I’m just a poor boy from a poor family.

Martin Prado – Traded to the Yankees to play 2nd base.  Prado’s value goes up a little, but that’s like saying stale bread tastes better after being in prison for 17 years.  Yes, it does, but only in comparison.

Brian Roberts – Was released from the Yankees.  In order to save face, Roberts told his family the Yankees traded him for an extra seat on the team plane.

Stephen Drew – Was traded to the Yankees for Kelly Johnson.  This is the baseball equivalent to Strangers on the Train.  You kill his dreams.  No, you!

  1. Puig's Poutines says:
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    does brock holt get screwed because of craig and middlebrooks?

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @J-FOH: and i like you Bam Bam

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Puig’s Poutines: and Cespedes… I was trying to figure out who’s getting bumped too.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Fungazi: according to depth charts nava’s getting hit.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      not sure, they’ve been finding ways to get him in the lineup and Victorino is hurt again I believe

  2. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    you and 4 sawx fans ( each , of whom , live under rocks …. separate rocks ,
    but rocks , none-the-less ) , believe lester will once again wear a red sox uniform .

    wanna buy a bridge ?
    no , not the brooklyn bridge .
    the brookline bridge .
    you know the one .

  3. Strasburger Royale says:
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    Pretty Work Grey!

    Can u rank these SPs in a keeper (no restrictions)?

    MadBum
    Price
    Strasburg

  4. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    I want to trade deGrom while he’s hot, since he only has about 10 starts left. I can use a bat that drives in run. Who would be a couple of guys that would be fair to target?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m not trying to be snarky here…look at the depth charts/lineups, see who’s hitting 3,4,5,6 and attainable in your league. I’d say those are your choices.

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Mike: Nice pic, Mike!

        Cheers,
        Ante

  5. costaricanchata says:
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    almonte blurb …. pretty damn funny .
    it’s all in the delivery , i think .
    so ,
    between this and dominos ,
    you made the correct career choice .
    cust .

  6. costaricanchata says:
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    @ so , you change your vacation plans
    from phnom penh to columbia
    and all of a sudden you’re talking like a tough guy ?
    who do you think bought up all of that old nazi housing down in south america ?

  7. longbeachyo says:
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    Drop McGehee for Taveras? Redraft 6×6 w/ OBP…

  8. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Do you see Boneface as an everyday player on the Braves? I don’t see him completely ousting La Stella. Could BJ see more bench time?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Tough to say, but I’d imagine they’d find ways to get him in there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: He’ll play as much as he was playing with the Cubs, maybe once a week he’ll sit

  9. Dan says:
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    At 2nd base I need speed runs and average, who would you go with between

    Wong
    D Santana
    Bonifacio

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dan: Wong

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Cram

  10. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey,

    Awesome write-up! Thank you for making sense of all the mayhem. Now I can sleep better except for one tiny question.

    Who will be Lackey’s lackey (aka The Footman) in STL? Please choose from one of the following.

    a. Siegrist, Kevin RP | STL
    b. Motte, Jason RP | STL
    c.. Choate, Randy RP | STL
    d. Maness, Seth RP | STL
    e. Freeman, Sam RP | STL

    For my money, it’s got to be someone who has ‘man’ in the name – so either of Maness or Freeman could be called ‘The Footman, aka Lackey’s lackey’.

    Please evaluate my deadline trades (Have not yet been accepted as 5:10 AM EST, Aug 1)

    1. My Uehara and Quintana for his Ervin ‘Magic’ Santana

    2. My Alex Wood and deGrom for his MadBum

    On both deals, I would add Brett Anderson off waivers to make a 2/1 improvement + whatever is good off waivers.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

      #2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! Siegrist… I’d prefer Bum, 1st one is fine

  11. jef with 1 f says:
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    Selfie Friday…show yourselves or Grey will not speak with you

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @jef with 1 f: Nice one, JeF! Recently found a starlet named…wait for it…Jil with one L Hanson, but also known as Jillian Hanson. She scored an 8 on my babe rater – missing points because she is less than a C cup.

      Cheers,
      Ante

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: Ditto, MP! Thanks for all your support. Is that some kind of hat you are wearing? Just askin’, but it looks like you’ve just come from the set of the Jolly Green Giant Pea commercial. Mine sucks and lacks all possible imagination. That’s what they told me when I was young for why I would never be good at writing. It kind of stuck as a lifestyle since. I’m 0% imaginative and 100% spastic.

          Cheers,
          Ante

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Ante GALIC: HO, HO, HO!! Green giant, ding!

            Cheers,
            Ante

          • @Ante GALIC: Ante, We were on the Island of Caye Caulker in Belize and a native made me this hat from leaves from a plant that looks a lot like marijuana leaves but their not..

            • Ante GALIC says:
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              @Malicious Phenom: MP! Thanks so much for sharing. It is priceless. Belize is a pretty scary country. How was the trip?

              Cheers,
              Ante

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Ante GALIC: Ha ha…i need to meet her…we would complete each other

    • Baezaworldseries says:
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      @jef with 1 f: It doesn’t really count if you wear a disguise. ie. hat and sunglasses.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Baezaworldseries: Your comment doesn’t count unless you show yourself

  12. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey,

    Sorry had one addendum while we’re at it. I still a video from Blockbuster Video. Is there somewhere where I can send it?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Soon I’ll be dyslexic. I leave out at least one word from every sentence. I still HAVE a video from Blockbuster Video is what I wanted to say.

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      There’s one in my town. I think the Amish people go there.

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Mike: @Mike:Mike!!! LOLOLOL. Went to college with a girl from an Amish settlement in southwestern Ontario. Really kind soul, super naive, but really kind.

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Give it to your mailman, he’ll put it in the bin for Easter Bunny, Santa Claus and letters to the President

  13. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Hope this works. I’m the guy who is really drunk getting yelled at by the older drunk guy.

  14. Man, however many aces it is the Tigers now have the last three AL Cy Young winners on their roster. That’s going to be a tough rotation in a playoff series.

    I remember Reddick spending a lot of time palling around with Gomes when Reddick had his 32-homer season two years ago. He’s been hot already … maybe having his former mancrush around will help spark something.

    OK, OK, my question: In a 14-team redraft league my top 3 OF are good (Bautista, McCutchen, Melky) and I have Khris Davis (I share your worry that Parra pushes him to the weak side of the platoon) and as of this morning Reddick as my fourth and fifth OF. Given the latest developments, would it be a clear upgrade to switch either of those guys for Coghlan, Pearce, Ackley, Venable, or Seth Smith?

    My biggest needs is power (HR, RBI), followed by AVE. And it’s a daily league so I don’t mind going all Billy Beane and playing match ups.

    Thanks!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Enrique: Show yourself…DO IT

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Enrique: Nice

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Enrique: You handsome devil

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @Enrique: Fantastic pic, Enrique! You look like you’re going to the market in Bilbao or something! Very nice indeed. Thanks for sharing.

          Cheers,
          Ante

          • @Ante GALIC: @JeF With 1 F: @Malicious Phenom: Haha. That was in St. Peter’s Square as they were introducing the new pope last year. In the un-cropped picture you can see the blurry pontiff in the distance behind me. I like this selfie Friday idea … it’s nice to see the fellow commentators’ faces. Well, most of ‘em, anyway.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      oh wow…I know you from Twitter! Just followed you.

      I could see swapping Davis for Venable if you’re really concerned about the platoon, but if it was me I might wait and see how it shakes out for a few games before dropping Davis.

      • @Mike: Hey, thanks, Mike. Just followed you back.

        I suppose you’re right on Davis. I was a little worried the best alternate OF might be gone. I guess I’ll take my chances. If Davis is in a platoon when Reddick gets reinjured, I’d be in trouble. But I’ll just keep my fingers crossed.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          cool…Venable is hot right now. if you’re chasing cats go for it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Ha, you are so Italian! Paisan! Agree with Mike

  15. Knyock Knyock Knyock, Hey Mo!!! says:
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    I can’t believe I picked up Gyorko and may even start him. After what he did to me earlier this year, perhaps he’s trying to make nice. C’mon Gyorkoff!!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      He’s back!

  16. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    When thirsty a camel can drink 25 gallons of water in less then 3 minutes.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      wow!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: humps don’t fill themselves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: But only 26 gallons in 6 minutes…Weird, right?

  17. El Famous Burrito says:
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    If the Tigers’ GM is Ted DiBiase, then Andrew Freidman is Virgil

  18. JeF With 1 F says:
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    C.J. wilson back tomorrow against the rays….would you start him

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      eh, I’ll probably sit that one out being his first game back.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Mike: Yea S.O.N. not feeling it either

  19. JWray says:
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    What are your thoughts on Josh Harrison? I’m looking at possibly dropping L. Martin but do not want to lose the SB ability he has. Harrison has more power and rbi opportunities, around the same total of runs scored but with a little less steals all in 45 less at bats. I also see that someone dropped Matt Adams & Oscar are available. With the trade of Parra should I hold on Davis or think about grabbing one of these guys instead?

    Thanks.

    • JWray says:
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      On a side note. I just want to comment on how stupid Yahoo is. I just looked at their depth chart for the Brewers and they have Parra ahead of Braun in RF. God they are terrible.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @JWray: don’t use yahoo for this, nor use their little ^ vs X to mean that a player is actually playing or not. use
        mlddepthcharts.com
        and this site above has link for lineups.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d grab Taveras. Yeah, that’s weird about Yahoo.

      • JWray says:
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        Thanks guys.

        Taveras over Davis..?? What about Harrison? Opinions about him over Martin?

  20. I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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    Any of the pitchers good for ROS to replace Cliff Lee? FAs available are Leake, Dickey, Ventura, J. De La Rosa, B. Anderson…need some help. Also, u think Pineda will be fantasy relevant ROS and is he worth the DL stash (7 moves left this year!).
    Thanks G

      • james says:
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        @JeF With 1 F:

        JeF, here you want to point out we are talking about faces in your avatar…. I do not want to see the creepy guy in a trechcoat at the single A game bathroom

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @james: Ha ha

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Grab Ventura. No on Pineda

  21. Fistering says:
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    Best player to own for ROS with possibility to keep next year as a 13th rounder? SoLer, Taveras, Baez? I know taveras is only one of those with definite value this year who is now likely to get playing time but other two guys seem more exciting to own for some reason haha. I have Baez as of now but the other two are available.Thanks Grey. Also, would u rather own Vargas or Salazar?

    • james says:
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      @Fistering:

      pure upaide- Baes, Tavares then a few miles back soler.
      proximinty- tavares-small gap-Baez- big gap- soler.

      Tavares and Baez are both elite prospects, Tavares has playing time now, so i would rather own him. There is an easy case for Baez, but he is just in AAA, and his batting average has been bad. I keep hearing Vlad type bat, but his numbers in AAA look more like Rollins this season. You cannot even make a case for soler, furthest from the bigs, lowest ceiling, riskiest prospect (tavares has had a spotty injury history too). ROS it is tavares easily (since he is in the bigs), long term you have a toss up, but i would go Tavares.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Taveras

  22. Russ says:
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    Werth or Markakis in a dynasty? Who would you rather have?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Russ: Werth

      • james says:
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        @JeF With 1 F:

        people still own Markakis?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with JeF

  23. Gdangit Masterson's says:
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    do I hold Kolten Wong? or should I look elsewhere?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha, I’d hold but JeF makes a fair point

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Gdangit Masterson’s:

      the cardinals would be happy if he would hit .250 and play decent defense .
      sorry , if the hype around here made you think that he is anything more than that .

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @costaricanchata: isn’t just hype around here (that’s from everywhere), it’s based on minor league numbers that are wonderful.

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        yikes, Costa on the sad trombone

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Mike:

          just basing my comments and expectations by what
          cardinal writers and pod-casters have been saying
          since the 1st of the year .

  24. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Pls rank ros for standard H2H pts league for util:
    Butler
    Reddick
    Gyorko
    Revere
    Craig

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      depends on what you need…power, RBI I’d go with Reddick and Craig

      speed and average is obviously my boy Revere

      • the pillar & the stones says:
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        @Mike: need total points.. doesn’t matter how.. standard scoring for weekly H2H

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’d take Reddick for a spin then

  25. Steve says:
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    Alan Craig or josh Harrison in utility spot?
    Thx!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Steve: Harrison at least till craig shows something

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with JeF. Boston could be good for Craig

  26. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    After yesterday’s trades …

    For 1B/OF, Mark Trumbo or Allen Craig?

    For 2B/3B, Martin Prado or Jedd Gyorko?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Mike: Mike! IMHO: Trumbomb, Gyorko

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mike: Agree with above

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with others

  27. And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    owner from before is waffling on his m.carpenter/alcantara/smyly for my pedroia/perkins. is this still good if i throw in odor? dynasty. i’m realizing i really wouldn’t need odor/alcantara/carpenter anyway.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  28. goodfold2 says:
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    12 team roto. i’m in 2nd and have been for a while. i’m top of league in net steals by 21. top 3 in runs/rbi’s. could use most help in avg. alcides and to a lesser extent cain sugar haven’t been very good for while now. back when i was weaker in steals i didn’t mind this. drop either for any of
    SS: (if alcides it has to be for SS), amarista/didi/aybar/marwin/solarte party.
    2nd spot (any position if replacing cain sugar): venable/ruggiano/coghlan/snider/valbuena.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d look at Aybar, Venable

  29. James Skrmetta says:
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    Grey, I was offered an interesting trade. I own the King of Sagnof, or I guess you can’t own the King, but I have Rajai Steals. I was offered Andrew Cashner. Do I disrespect the King and trade him for a one armed man? What does Cashner have left in him this year? Does Cashner have enough to make change? *lights cigarette* *chokes on smoke* *lets self out side door*

    • Cram It says:
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      @James Skrmetta: Is making change good? If so, Cashner can change a $5. Yeah, decipher that.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha, I wouldn’t mess with Cashner. Hold Rajai for now.

  30. Chris says:
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    More value rest of year Taveras or Polanco? H2H Points League

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d still lean Polanco, but it will be interesting to see what Oscar does now that he’s free

  31. KK says:
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    Drop Willin for Zunino or Vogt?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, Zunino is hot

  32. Frank White says:
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    Sup Guys!! For streaming tomorrow, in what order would you grab these pitchers? They all look good on the SON.. Masterson vs Nelson (MIL), Haren vs Wada (CHC), Peavy vs DeGrom (NYM) and Eovaldi vs Baily CIN)?? I know Eovaldi is iffy but the SON like it but just below the other guys. Oh also tell me if u wouldn’t touch any of the guys please.. Thanks!!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Frank White: I think the order you have is good…im sending Masterson out there based only on S.O.N….if you no help me now i say F**k You S.O.N. i do it myself

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha, agree with JeF

      • Frank White says:
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        LOL… Fuck you Jobu, I do it myself!! Thanks guys!

  33. pickleball says:
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    in a keeper league, would you rather have polanco or pence. seems like an easy call, but pence and his gangly self is only getting older and not sure how that affects him. polanco’s getting older and i assume will get better?

    thanks

    • pickleball says:
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      @pickleball: their value this year is irrelevant

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Polanco in keepers

  34. Jonas says:
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    For all catcher questions, just point people back to the Zunino blurb.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

  35. Fish says:
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    Small Correction to the Cespedes blurb: He goes to Boston in exchange for Lester. Not Lackey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fish: Oops, fixed

  36. Mike says:
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    Actually Yankees plan on using Prado RF and middle infield rover, platoon with Drew 2b. FWIW

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Gotcha, he’ll probably platoon around

  37. JeF With 1 F says:
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    I deserve a hoody and a T-shirt bases on the idea of exposing everyone through their Avatars….DO IT

      • james says:
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        @JeF With 1 F:
        Everyone else yes, but at least me, no one wants to see that.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      this is a good thing, JeF. great call

  38. Kandeepan. says:
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    Is Dany Salazar a good play against Texas today?

  39. theBIGstank says:
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    Lacking in steals

    Would you trade Bumgarner for Dee Gordon?

    • james says:
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      @theBIGstank:

      Bumgarner has the silliest splits at this point. But if you need steals from a middle infeilder, it is fine.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      do what you need to do to win

  40. Bob says:
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    Would you sit Chris Davis today despite being ranked 43rd on the hittertron? My other option for utility is Denard Span.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Crush pinch hit last night, but I’d go with Span who’s hot right now

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Bob:

      how did he do yesterday ?

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        Crush was 0-1 with a K and a BB
        Span 2-4 with 2 RBI

  41. 740 says:
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    Hey Grey, as always, great read! 10team roto 5×5. please rank ROS. Stroman, Roark, Odorizzi, Archer.

    Gracia amigo

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Stroman/Odorizzi, Roark/Archer they are all pretty similar IMO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Thanks! Agree with Mike

  42. Principal Blackman says:
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    The Red Sox traded Farley Granger to the Yanks for Robert Walker. I have a feeling Farley Granger is going to balk and refuse to murder Cashman.

  43. james says:
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    I had literally the nuttiest night for injuries. Made a huge trade that landed me Pujols and the Adverb…. and bumping hosmer out of my 1b slot (we have insanely deep benches so Ryan Howard was the best available by a mile).

    While the trade is pending, the adverb gets hurt, and Hosmer gets hurt. Now I have 2 injured players, but someone already traded for the replacement for one of them.

    Actual question- i now have Pujols, Hosmer and Belt for 1b in a dynasty, about 300 players are owned (12 teams, 30 man rosters, including prospects). Does this make belt and/or hosmer drops? Avisail Garcia, ryan Howard, Bj upton and Marisnick are the most interesting non prospect FA hitter.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yes, I’d be looking at Marisnick in a dynasty. I’d have a hard time dropping Belt and Hosmer in a dynasty, but you don’t need three 1B. Maybe sell low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @james: Damn, that sucks… Agree with Mike, I wouldn’t drop them, sell low

  44. Snacks13 says:
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    Drop Rosario for Montero?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  45. goodfold2 says:
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    drop wong/aybar/segura for gyorko when he comes off waivers tomorrow (somebody just dropped him yesterday WTF!)
    team is with CI/MI 1 util. 4 OF
    lucroy/mesoraco (2C league, ain’t this best catchers there are right here)
    rizzo
    alcantara/wong
    son of donald
    aybar/segura
    wong/segura/aybar
    moss/hosmer
    braun/dickerson/cargo/upton/rajai//moss(j.pederson NA)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, Segura is expendable

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: with hosmer i won’t need to. didn’t know hosmer is going DL when i saw this.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          ah cool. that makes it a lot easier then

  46. cd says:
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    Ho der Grey,

    I’m out of the race now this year in my H2H Keeper League, rebuilding for next and I’m in need of a 2B. I’ve been rocking a dismal combo of Tommy LaStella and Scooter Gennet as Profar has brought me nothing but a bum shoulder. I’m hanging onto Profar, but certainly not banking on him for 2015.. I’ve got some feelers out there and I’m getting offers. Who do you like more going forward?:

    Kolton Wong or Mookie Betts? I was reeling hard for Baez, but the price is too high. I’ve got Addison Russell as my future SS.. Getting Wong+ I’d be dealing Starlin Castro.. and for Mookie Betts, I’d be looking at dealing some pitching (which is okay since I have a ton of depth there).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @cd: Wong

  47. Spencer says:
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    I asked about my SP roster spots yesterday but I had to hold because of an injury to one of my guys yesterday, so the names have changed. Who do you roster in 10 team H2H with IP,ERA,WHIP,K/9,QS

    Beckett
    Keuchel
    Leake
    Hahn
    Quintana
    Tillman

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Spencer: IMHO, ROS=Kuechel, followed closely by Quintana, then Hahn and Leake. Tillman is next but has been spotty but for sure better the last 3-4 times out. Beckett isn’t worth the space used in this reply. If it’s a dynasty leage, it’d be about the same order.

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Keuchel, Quintana

  48. J says:
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    1) I hastily dropped Reddick to snag Gyorko yesterday. Should I have dumped Chris Carter instead?

    2) How concerned should I be with only Asdrubal to cover my SS?
    Should I be looking into Rutledge (w), Gregorius, Chris Taylor, Segura?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1. You’ll be okay with Carter too I think.
      2. Asdrubal won’t hurt any more than the others. Rutledge is probably only a short term solution

  49. ashtray says:
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    SON not a big fan of Gray pitching against the Royals today ($7.4). Safe to start him with confidence or no?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: That’s not a terrible start… Start him

  50. stonepie says:
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    is ajax droppable after the trade in 10 teamers? ive got marte coming back next week as well

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d wait for Marte to show he’s healthy.

  51. Principal Blackman says:
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    Freaking, Gio Gonzalez. What a butthole. In one league I drafted him, Homer Bailey, Masterson, and Liriano… I want to stick my head in an oven for hanging onto those last two for as long as I did. Still even now that they have finally been off my roster for quite some time, I still have the urge to pick those scabs off the waiver wire.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ah, that sucks. I think Masterson might be a little better with the Cards FWIW

  52. George Zip says:
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    I may need a streamer this weekend. Streamo says Eovaldi vs CIN is the best option from my FA pool…. so so scared to start him…

    Do i try him or look else where?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      he’s streamable. Reds don’t have much outside of Mes and Frazier

  53. papasmurf says:
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    Reimold started vs. the righty cuz Rasmus was apparently benched for being late one too many times.

    Could this be Wally Pipp 2014? LOL

  54. Ryan says:
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    In a 20 team dynasty league, I was offered gregory polanco and alredo simon for kris bryant. Is this a good haul for a contending team? Should i counter? Other players he has are kemp cano minor jordan zimmerman cobb yan gomes giles and stroman. If so who should I target?

    c evan gattis
    1b miguel cabrera
    2b neil walker
    3b evan longoria
    ss ian desmond
    lf justin upton
    cf austin jackson
    rf oscar taveras
    util casey mcgehee
    bn kris bryant stephen vogt dominic brown carl crawford dl prince fielder

    sp garret richards
    sp clayton kershaw
    sp cliff lee
    rp neftali feliz
    rp jacob degrom
    rp jordan walden
    p brian wilson p neal cotts p wily peralta p tanner roark Bn drew pomeranz bn ryan volgesong dl masahiro tanaka

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t do it for Simon. I would for Polanco and Stroman though.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ryan: I would counter with Casey Mcgehee for Cobb

  55. Mike says:
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    Would u drop harrison to pick up Taveres??
    10 team standard
    Thx!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  56. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Just got offered my Arrieta for his Alex Wood, Should I accept? At what point do the regression fairies roofie jake, take him behind the sizzlers dumpster, and gang rape him into submission?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      You might be waiting for something that doesn’t happen. His stuff is legit.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: i while back Grey mentioned about how he upped his cutter drastically. by this point he was gone in every one of my leagues, even 12’s (some of them i had already grabbed him in). that damn 5 years of being stone cold garbage didn’t let me pick him up during his first 3 great starts.

  57. KK says:
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    Seager/Murphy or Kinsler/aramis

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Seager side

  58. Time to cut bait w/Hosmer. Who should I pick-up between MattAdams, Allen Craig, Justin Morneau, Joe Mauer or Trumbo. Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      lot of good options. I’d take Morneau personally

  59. Steve says:
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    Who would you rather have in your MI for the upcoming playoffs, Simmons, Ackley or D. Santana?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: This week Ackley, this month Santana

  60. Smell The Glove says:
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    Was offered Nelson Cruz for Justin Upton. 12 team keeper league. Would you make this trade or do I stick with Upton?

  61. Juan says:
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    Zunino or Ramos: better catcher ROS?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Juan: Zunino is so hot right now, like in a Hansel sorta way.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Cram, ride the hot streak

  62. Paul says:
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    How close is Gyorko to Dozier ROS? Thinking of benching Dozier against tough matchups for Gyorko…

    Anibal, Odorrizi, or Wood ROS?

    Thanks!

    • @Paul: If you have them both and can rotate them in and out, go for it..

      Wood

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Phenom. I might go Odor there though

      • Paul says:
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        @Mike: Thanks! Amazingly, both Wood + Odor are on the wire (were on my rotation until last week when I had to clear some space). I’ve tried trading Anibal but no one is interested, so I may just drop him + 1 of my closers for those two.

        Is it safe to say that Bailey still beats out those guys?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yes, I think so

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Mike: @Paul: Of course they were. No one wants stank on their hang-low.

  63. Adam says:
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    Just acquired Arenado and currently still own Chris Johsnon and Brock Holt as reserves. (Arenado is now my option at 1b/3b to compete with Teixera. Have J Donaldson at the hot corner) Traded away pitching for it and now need to hit the wire to acquire a starter for one of Brock Holt or Chris Johnson..

    6×6 redraft (QS, SV, K, BB, Whip, ERA) (Hr, RBI, R, Steals, Avg, OPS)

    Struggling in AVG, OPS, Steals. Have an abundance of Runs.
    Also leading league in most pitching categories, but if anything need K’s

    A. Drop Holt or Johson?

    B. Available Arms: Gallardo, Dickey, Keuchel, Shoemaker, CJ Wilson, Masterson, Mccarthy, Worley, or Tillman/Gausman

    -Who do you like best given my team needs/current situation?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d lose Holt and pick up Keuchel

      • Adam says:
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        @Mike: Thanks alot Mike, appreciate it

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime

  64. Matt says:
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    Pickup Duda to drop J.D. Martinez?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hmm, I’d hold JD

  65. Dave says:
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    Mike, do I go big fat Bartolo or Vanimal worley?

    5×5 roto

    Thanks man

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      oof, Colon!

  66. JeF With 1 F says:
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    WEI YIN CHEN Tonight….Whos with me!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      excelsior!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Me neither…but nice to know we can be miserable together if he sucks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I look forward to it!

  67. Matt says:
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    Romo or familia in save speculation?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Romo if I had to choose one. I don’t think either will honestly.

    • @Matt: I’d rather speculate on Benoit or Papelbon being traded later this month (so, Thayer, Quackenbush or Giles, Bastardo), Reed pitching himself out of a job (Zielger),Joe Maddon’s taste for the unexpected in Tampa (Boxberger), or Petricka being deposed by one of the guys coming off the DL (Putnam, Lindstrom). All are long shots in some way, but all probably better than Familia or Romo in a redraft league.

  68. Teddy Heater says:
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    Mike,
    Drop Rosario ( didn’t draft him) for Zunino?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  69. Duel Time says:
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    12 team roto who would you rather own ROS. Desmond Jennings, Leonys Martin or Oscar Taveras. Thanks…….

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Taveras

  70. Mike says:
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    Washington traded for Cleveland’s SS, they have Desmond at SS why would they make this move.

    • Duel Time says:
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      @Mike: because he’s going to play second base.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      maybe they want to play him at second?

    • Joeg414 says:
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      @Mike:
      To play 2B

  71. ebudz says:
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    Gotta bench one! Losing by 3 R, 1 HR and 8 RBI and winning AVG and SB slightly in my weekly H2H matchup..

    (37) R. Davis vs. COL (F. Morales)
    (132) Polanco @ARI (V. Nuno)
    (137) Alcantara @LAD (D. Haren)
    (141) Rios @CLE (T. House)
    (198) Gyorko vs. ATL (M. Minor)
    (201) A. Gordon @OAK (S. Gray)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      probably Davis since he may not be in the lineup. they called up a kid Carrera I believe, who is probably a better defensive CF than Davis

      • ebudz says:
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        @Mike: Thanks for the heads up! Some last minute Rajai scratches have indeed made me look like a fool in the past…

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no problem. Carrera will probably be in Monday’s SAGNOF column if he plays at all. 40+ steals in the minors this season…

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            and I use “kid” loosely since he’s 27 haha

  72. Clint says:
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    What are your ROS ranks for the following:

    Pitchers: Masterson, Peavy, Minor, and Big Erv?
    Bats: Arcia, Butler, Danny Santana, Alcantara, Kendrick

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Erv and then everybody else

      Alky/Kendrick, Santana, Arcia/Butler

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Clint: peavy 2nd.

  73. Duel Time says:
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    Polanco gores to the bench. He can’t hit lefties

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      he’s so frustrated he’s goring benches!

  74. Mike says:
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    If that is true then Washington’s 2nd baseman should of been down graded in this article.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Okie dokie…”Nationals manager Matt Williams said Thursday that the newly acquired Asdrubal Cabrera will receive the “majority” of the starts at second base.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Espinosa goes to the bench, Rendon goes to 3rd

  75. LaStellllaaaaaaa says:
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    Would you give up mesoraco for stroman?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      If I had a decent replacement at catcher, yes. He’s having a good year though and it might be easier to replace the arm than the power at C.

      • LaStellllaaaaaaa says:
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        @Mike: Have salvador perez in front of him

  76. Zeus says:
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    12-team standard roto league.

    I told myself I’d never do it, but I think I have to trade Mike Trout.

    I’m 9th and am dead last in ERA/WHIP. I am 8-12-5-4-5 in the offense categories.

    I’m thinking of sending Trout to the guy who owns Kershaw.

    Go ahead with it?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nope

      • Zeus says:
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        @Mike:

        Mind elaborating?

        It’s a bit frustrating because the guy owns BOTH Felix and Kershaw and wouldn’t trade either for Stanton. And the Wainwright owner is a no show. I really think only one of those three can help me make a final push.

        My OF without Trout is Stanton, Melky, JUp, J.D. Martinez and Corey Dickerson.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I wouldn’t trade Trout for a pitcher straight up. You need to do what you have to do to win now though, so go for it.

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            and how many starts would you be getting at this point from those pitchers?

            • Zeus says:
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              @Mike:

              I guess you’d figure 10 or so, but WHIP is extremely close. And in the roto league, 3rd-8th are 5 points apart. I need one last gap of points to finally jump in that conversation.

              Thanks for your help!

              • Mike

                Mike says:
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                anytime…you know your situation better than I do. If it puts you over the top, go for it.

  77. Teddy Heater says:
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    Grey & Mike,
    ESPN 10 team H2H 2 keepers, Is it time to drop Crush ( I did like the novelty of having both K-Chris Davis’s, but dude killed me as a keeper) Trade deadline passed a month ago

    Gomes
    Rizzo
    Walker
    Gordon
    Longo
    Gyorko (2nd/SS)
    Arenado (1b/3b)
    AJ
    Kemp
    Polanco
    Trumbo
    Kday
    Crush
    Bench Bruce

    #my ace is as good as yours (I’m looking at you Teheran) Another solid outing! Him and Cobb are leading me from the Gutter to the Grail!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold him personally. You can always bench him if Bruce gets hot.

  78. Sully says:
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    I grabbed my Joc thinking he would get playing time, but it didn’t work out :( Do u think he gets the call and regular playing time soon? I also have Baez stashed in my minors spot. Should I drop either one of these 2 and grab Tavares, or should I hold like William Wallace? FREEEEEEDOOOOOM!!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha, I would grab Taveras

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Sully: No way will he get playing time, even if they expand rosters in Sept. Would take at least 2 DL to their OF now that Kemp is hitting again.

  79. Cranz says:
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    Harrison or Yelich ROS?

    Should I drop Rosario for ZuniNOOOOOOOOOOOO just kidding no catcher question!

    Thanks in advance y’all.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha Yelich

      • Traws says:
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        @Mike: Word. Yelich is sexy. But will Harrison stay hot(ter) for the last leg of the season? Find out, next time on Fantasy Focus blah blah blah! But actually – is there a real dilemma here or am I making it all up?

  80. Charles says:
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    12 Team points league. A. Escobar or D. Santana as a backup to Han Ram? LET’S GO WET TAIL!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d take Alcides

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Charles: WET TAIL!!

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Prefer pitching depth to bench bats in points league.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: Me too…but i also Prefer Wet Tail over Fire Tail

  81. OT says:
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    you’ve been nailing the Athletics comments lately

  82. Eric the Red says:
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    Morning gentlemen,

    Turned out starting JD Martinez was a good decision. Thanks for the advice on that one, fellas.

    I’m losing Jesse Chavez (not a horrible thing) but now I need a replacement in my 16-team league.

    One pitcher available who seems under the radar is the O’s Miguel Gonzalez. He’s been pitching well lately and plays for a contender with offensive firepower. Am I crazy to think he will be a productive back-of-the-rotation option? Jimmy Nelson is also available, but I can grab both (and cut Soria).

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup, he’s not a bad option. sounds like you alreay know what you’re getting with him. I might consider streaming that spot too, especially this late in the season.

      • Eric the Red says:
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        @Mike:

        With wins a must, it’s hard to rely on him even as a streaming option, but sometimes two-start weeks are enticing. As it stands, my rotation includes Cobb, Cueto, Samardzija, Iwakuma and Kennedy. Seems silly to stray away from this starting five.

        • Eric the Red says:
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          @Eric the Red:

          … but depth is key

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yup that staff is fine

  83. joe says:
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    soo i cut martinez, but looks like he’s getting hot again. drop trumbo and pick him up again?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

    • Cram It says:
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      @joe: Edgar?

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Cram It: probably j.d.

  84. SportiveTricks says:
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    Morning boys, thanks as always for your column (Grey), comments (Mike), and kittenish good looks (both, meeow)!

    Anyway, the SoN is crazing me maky today and I was wondering if I could get some opinions from human beings. One one hand, SonN is bullish on Mike Minor in SD tonight ($201.), but I think he is crap and the HP’s were getting hits off him his last start. On the other, it’s down on Shoemaker @TB ($3,3), even though he kind of makes blood rush to my nether regions lately. I dunno, my gut and SoN are pulling in opposite directions on both these guys. Grey recently said to give The Cobbler a whirl despite SoN’s meh-ness on this start, but I am not sure if he meant today or ROS…..

    But wait, there’s more. I have some other, middling options available, too: Niese ($9.1), W.Y. Chen ($8.3), and McHugh ($7.6). I’m kind of waiting-and-seeing on McHugh right now, I really like Niese but his last two starts have been rustalicious, and I’m not keen on Chen but he’s been good lately and, IMHO, has the best odds of getting a W tonight out of all these guys.

    So, to review, I have one streaming roster spot tonight, I’m hurting for W, ERA, and WHIP, and I have to choose betweens: Minor, Niese, Chen, McHugh, and Shoemaker (listed in SoN $ order).

    From my heart, to yours…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d still go with Minor

      • SportiveTricks says:
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        @Grey:

        And on The Cobbler? Wait and see?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like him

          • SportiveTricks says:
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            @Grey:

            Damn you, Grey. Now your buy/sell column just convinced me to make space to stream Chen today by dropping recently yawntastic Arismendybendy Alcantara. But here you’ve got me thinking about Shoemaker again, who I kind of covet. Anyway, Vegas money lines convinced me that Minor and Chen were the guys to stream. Yes, I had to go with friggin Vegas to make my decisions.

            I still love ya, though, bud.

  85. hifi says:
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    10 team H2H 5×5 (w/ OPS and QS), 10 keeper league, 8 games back from first with a legit shot at winning.

    Offered his Wainwright for my Yelich + Archer. Didn’t plan on keeping Archer, and couldn’t afford to keep Wainwright so it’d be a rental.

    I’ve been reluctant to deal Yelich b/c I think he’s going to be a solid franchise guy, but adding another top 10 SP to the rotation (already including Kershaw, Darvish and Cueto) would really boost the SP categories over the top and create pressure on the other teams. Yelich isn’t playing much this season as I’ve got better bats on most days.

    2 reasons I’m hesitating. Yelich’s franchise value and Wainwright’s recent K/BB ratio is non-elite, wondering if something is amiss w/ him.

    Would you make this deal or maybe target a cheaper guy like Cobb?

    • hifi says:
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      @hifi: would you prefer Yelich for Cobb straight up? Cobb is at $2 and would be kept next season for $3, crazy value.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer the cheaper pitcher that you can keep over a guy that will only be on your team for 8-10 starts. I’d take Yelich in a keeper over both if you’re not in contention though

      • hifi says:
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        @Mike: Thanks Mike!

        What about this option. Melky ($2) + Archer($2) for Cobb ($2)

        I have Puig/Pacman/JHam and Yelich, plus Myers coming off of DL and can pickup Craig in the meantime. Do you think the loss of Melky’s production will be worth Cobb’s production this season and his future value as a cheap keeper?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I like that better since it allows you to keep Yelich.

  86. tank1 says:
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    I have the following options to replace Hosmer (I can pick up a 1B or 3B to fill his slot):

    Duda
    LaRoche
    Morse
    Alvarez
    Carter
    Headley
    Dunn
    Belt

    Who would you suggest grabbing? Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Duda or Carter

  87. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    20 teamer. who to drop odrisamer for?
    b.anderson (very good lately)/worley/matzek/happ/webster/hand/turner?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d roll the dice on Anderson

  88. Dan L. says:
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    Only room for 2 of these 3 starts in a head to head points league.

    Sonny Gray vs. KC
    Ervin Santana @SD
    Lester vs. KC

    I can not for the life of me figure out which way to go. Santana hasn’t been as good on the road but he just torched SD earlier in the week for an 8 inning shutout with 11ks. Lester and Gray have been solid all year, the only oddity is its Lester’s first game in a new uniform?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      geez, that’s a really tough call. I guess Ervin but that’s a great SD matchup like you said

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan L.: Agree with Mike

      • Dan L. says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks guys. I really do appreciate how awesome your site is and how quickly you guys respond to commenter questions. This is by far my favorite fantasy sports site so keep up the good work! Lester and Gray it is

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  89. CJ Wilson getting the call back to start, was on my wire so I grabbed him, Better start for the weekend, him vs. TB or Colon vs. SF?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with Colon, just cause I don’t like to start guys right off the DL unless they are aces

  90. Snake Hips says:
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    Need to pick up a UTIL bat in a points league… Taveras or A.Craig?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Taveras

  91. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Harrison or gyorko? Thanks and keep up the good work.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d run with Harrison while he’s hot

  92. I need to add a couple names to this 1st base list. Cutting bait w/Hosmer. Who should I pick-up between Teixeira, Matt Adams, Allen Craig, Justin Morneau, Joe Mauer, Trumbo, or Adam LaRoche ? Thanks!

  93. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Gentlemen,
    I feel like a spoiled kid… I drafted Cruz as my 4th OF and he launched me into first with HR’s in the beginning of the season. Now he is…so bad and dead weight? Could use some affirmation: Bench him until he gets hot? Or does he stay in the starting lineup until the end?

    NL question: Parra or Pacheco ROS: At bats and production

    Side note and ethics question: CBS does not force you to drop NL players once they are traded to the AL. Can I keep Allen Craig and Martin Prado please?

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I think Cruz was a sell here earlier. I could see benching if you have other options

      I’d lean Parra

      weird about CBS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe Shmoe: Agree with Mike… It may not force you to drop them, but you also may not get stats the next day

  94. L-Boogie says:
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    My reverse Sophie’s Choice from Monday’s post…

    L-Boogie: “One spot left. I really need a win. Arrieta or Teheran.”
    Grey: “Arrieta”
    L-Boogie: “Thanks”

    Both great stat lines but I REALLY needed the win. So thanks again.

  95. Steve says:
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    Would you start Cosart vs. CIN in Miami tonight? SON doesn’t have an opinion.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, CIN is pretty much Mes, Frazier at this point

      • Steve says:
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        @Mike: Thanks Mike!

  96. Emrys says:
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    Stick with Asdrubal for the remainder of the year or delve into the waiver wire? Available options on the wire are Alexi Amarista, Andrelton Simmons, and Jordy Mercer.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Maybe Mercer, but I’d stick with AssCab personally

  97. hifi says:
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    Yan Gomes or Vogt ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Gomes there

  98. Gator says:
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    What do you project for Kris Bryant for 2015?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gator: 25 HRs, .260, 5 steals

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: BAM!

  99. Reid says:
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    I’m currently in 1st place in my 12 tm h2h and don’t want to rock the boat too much. I recently picked up Danny Santana because of his SS, 2B, OF flexibility. Would I be crazy to drop Aybar and put Santana at SS ROS, or do y’all like Aybar more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Reid: Not crazy

  100. JP says:
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    hop back on the Gyorko train or stick with Alcantara? 12 team mixed H2H yahoo 7th place but only 3GB from 3rd

    c – rosario
    1b – rizzo
    2b – alcantara
    3b – longoria
    ss – segura
    of – adam jones
    of – brandtley
    of – heyward
    util – sandoval
    N/A – bruce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JP: Hold

  101. nick the dick says:
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    Not much to replace hosmer at CI, id guess i should reride singleton out of this trash heap? Gon homerton, swisher, will fiddlesticks, loney, castellanos

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @nick the dick: Didn’t realize the Yanks got Joba back at the deadline. Looks like they let him keep the beard if he shed a few lbs.

  102. the pillar & the stones says:
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    How would you rank these for a spot:
    Colon vs SF (18.8)
    Peavy @ NYM (12.7)
    Porcello vs COL (11.5)

  103. BlameItOnHoffman says:
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    Need a 1B/3B to replace Hosmer. Who do you like out of the following options? Gillaspie, Plouffe, Solarte, Lawrie

    • BlameItOnHoffman says:
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      Also, Carter and Swisher are available

      • BlameItOnHoffman says:
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        Points league, just need as many as possible

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Great news!

  104. Better SAGNOF RoS, Gose, EYjr or Dyson?

  105. nick the dick says:
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    Hip Hop Line Of The Day:

    I speak divine of God theories, no need to be high,
    I always exhale the facts cuz I don’t inhale la,
    Play the greater mans game to bounce off my losses,
    So I can earn the acres, the houses, the horses,
    Of course it’s much greater than your Benz or your Lex,
    The engine to my comprehension is just too complex,
    Much too complex, EFX be live like Das,
    Making moves down south to avoid the chaos,
    I never, flaunt the coin cuz dime getters be gazin’,
    They call me Luther Van they say my style is so amazin’,
    I’m fazin’ those who supposed to have the last laughter,
    Cuz even when i’m gone i’m reappearing in the after,
    I hafta, send respect to real money makers,
    Do not connect us with those champagne sippin’ money fakers,
    Taste the quarter pound with spice from from Chi town,
    Now whats that prove?, you’re so full you can’t even move

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @nick the dick: Sounds like the The Bizness to me

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: won’t be the first and i’ll be damned if it’s the last!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Awesome!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: cant another brotha cook these delicacies

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice!

  106. tank1 says:
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    I have been offered Rizzo (6th) for Frazier (25th) in a keeper league. I would prefer Rizzo but I am concerned about the difference in draft values. Make the trade? Thanks.

  107. JeF With 1 F says:
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    UMMM Mr. GREYYYYY i believe you forgot to change your photo

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ahh the suspence

  108. BB says:
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    Keeper…..Machado/Marte/Rosario or gattis/heyward

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BB: Machado

  109. royce! says:
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    14 team h2h counting 5×5 plus OBP and XBH for hitters, K/BB and holds for pitchers. I just lost Lee and was wondering if I should try to trade for a SP upgrade.

    C- Mesoraco
    1B- Pujols
    2B- Kinsler
    3B- Miggy
    SS- Everth
    IF- Rizzo
    OF- Bautista
    OF- JD Martinez
    OF- Alcantara
    OF- Boneface
    UTIL- Middlebrooks
    BN- Lind
    BN- Springer
    BN- Lawrie
    DL- Myers

    SP- Arrieta
    SP- Kluber
    RP- Robertson
    RP- Street
    RP- Mejia
    RP- W Davis
    P- E. Santana
    P- Gray
    P- Gausman
    BN- Hammel
    BN- Feliz
    BN- Rondon
    DL- Cashner

    My offense is already killing it, but once all my bench bats come off the DL, I’ll have an abundance of rosterable players. I’d try to move a closer but the league is apparently full of lazy idiots, hence my having 5 closers in a 14 team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: I don’t think you need an ace, maybe a Lackey type?

  110. dk says:
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    Assuming cashner comes back and pitches at the same level he has the last couple of years, where would you rank him next year? Top 30? 40?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 30

  111. nick the dick says:
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    You wouldnt get moose tacos over homerton would ya?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see that

  112. LastPlace says:
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    Does Shelby have a secure spot in the rotation with the acquisition of Masterson/Lackey?

    If yes, do you like him going down the stretch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No and I haven’t liked him all year

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: it looks like he does till wacha comes back, and that’s not till september at earliest.

  113. tank1 says:
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    Thanks for all the great advice. In a keeper league, which side would you prefer Hamilton (23rd round) or Springer (24th round)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Billy

  114. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 (OPS & QS) H2H, up 7-5 on the 1st place team. Pitching-wise, I’m down 1W, 2QS, and up 15K, 0.94 ERA, 0.08 WHIP and 2SV, but my opponent has a 3-start edge on me through the weekend.

    Here are the best streamers available over the next 3 days. Pick your top 2, and then quickly avert your eyes before these starters’ taint affects you (pls also let me know if given the crummy options, I should just hold off and play for SV and ratios):

    Cosart v CIN (Latos) – SON gave Turner a 7.3 for this game
    Stults v ATL (Minor) – 6.2
    Happ @ HOU (McHugh) – 3.0 (my opp has McHugh)
    Eovaldi v CIN (Bailey) – 12.6 (CIN has been bad, but so has EO)
    Masterson v MIL (Nelson) – 16.4 (I don’t want to start Masterson fresh off the DL, or ever really, but SON likes it and pickins are slim)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, Masterson

  115. tals23 says:
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    In a keeper league, I just traded Doug fister for David wright….I finally feel like I plugged a hole that has existed on my team since I let longoria walk…..did I make a mistake with this trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

      • tals23 says:
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        @Grey: cool thanks….just hoping this season is not the norm from here on out

  116. Victor says:
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    Grey,
    What’s your opinion on A David Oeralta pick up in deep leagues? The guy seems to have done a serviceable job the past month.

    • Victor says:
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      So@Victor:@Victor:

      Sorry. I meant David PERALTA.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Victor: Serviceable is accurate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  117. Bye Felicia says:
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    My H2H matchup this week…
    Guy owns Rollins & Gardner. And Stanton Rollins and gardner have like 7 homers this week! Unfkingbelieveable! Lost 8 guys to injuries last 2 weeks! It’s all falling apart……. Tell me the next waiver adds will not break a bone or pull anything!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  118. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Standard 5×5 10-team H2H. I’m in 6th place and have been struggling all year – looking to shake things up a bit. I’ve been going back and forth with this one guy on trade offers, and we’re getting close to a deal. What do you think of this trade:

    I give: Freeman, Granderson (or I can give Ozuna – your opinion?), Cole, Worley
    I get: Frazier, Gardner, Odorizzi

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine…Give Grandy

  119. Bunny says:
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    Pick 2 of 3 for August:

    Stroman
    Ervin
    Odorizzi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Stroman

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Bunny: First two.

    • Dan L. says:
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      @Bunny:

      Stroman:
      @ Houston
      vs. Det
      @ CWS
      vs. TB
      vs. Boston

      Ervin:
      @ SD
      vs. Was
      vs. LAD
      @ Pit
      @ Cin
      vs. Mia

      Odorizzi:
      vs. LAA
      @ Cubs
      @ Tex
      vs. Det
      @ Bal
      vs. Boston

      I probably like Gray’s answer but Odorizzi’s schedule is hard enough I may go Stroman and Ervin if we’re talking just August.

      • Bunny says:
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        @Dan L.: Thanks! Thing is, wins are most important now, and Stroman has that offense.

  120. Cram It says:
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    A freshly off the DL Paxton a terrible idea @ Baltimore tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not that terrible

  121. gareth says:
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    I went to change my avatar for the buy/sell column at gravatar but all my pictures are coming out sideways, and there appears to be no option to rotate photos.

    Im not at home, so am doing this on my smartphone. Any suggestions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, maybe someone else can help you

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @gareth: Get a smarter phone?

    • Cram It says:
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      @gareth: Call Kitty tech support

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Cram It: Is that the Pu**y hot line?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @gareth: Rotate the picture in your photo gallery on your phone before uploading it to gravater.

  122. gareth says:
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    I met a native American from Canada last night. What do you call a native American from Canada? A native Canadian?

    • Cram It says:
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      @gareth: No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose Lover?

    • Bad News Sugarbear says:
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      @gareth: indiginous people from all of north america (and south america for that matter) are native americans.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Bad News Sugarbear: even though going farther back they are native to northeast asia.

  123. Bernie Brewer says:
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    If I’m looking for SP, trade Rios to get Verlander? Should Rios get me a better SP?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch Verlander

  124. gareth says:
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    Breaking news: Cleveland indians call up Francisco Lindor to start at SS tonight.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @gareth: Like him in dynasty but doubt he has much impact this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where are you seeing this? Am I dropping someone due to faulty news if I make a move right now?

      • ashtray says:
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        @Grey: Not a peep about Lindor on the twitterz

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, pretty lame as I was about to start dropping players for him…

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: c’mon man. gareth.

  125. gareth says:
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    G3!

  126. Marv says:
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    10-tm H2H Keeper
    just acquired and lost C.Lee in 3 days Sh*t
    I now have an open spot, these are the guys available, who should I pick up?
    Kuroda, Liriano, Peavy, Santiago, Duffy, S.Marte, T.Hunter, A.Jackson, C. Beltran
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano

  127. Jack says:
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    ROS – Polanco, Byrd, J.D. Martinez, Eaton, or Revere

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  128. SMLV1 says:
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    BENCH 1 –

    (132) Polanco @ARI facing Nuno (Lefty)

    or

    (141) Rios @CLE facing House (Lefty)

    Also, After seeing Gio get rocked by the Phillys, do we still like Fister tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios…Yes, I like Fister

      • SMLV1 says:
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        @Grey: Salazar is starting not House…Does it make a difference?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, bench Rios

  129. LightBlack says:
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    10 team OBP

    My Harper,Benoit,Darvish,Dozier

    for his

    Abreu,Brantley,Carpenter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu side

  130. SMLV1 says:
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    Do you like any of these guys ROS over Polanco or Rios?

    Gyorko, Duda, K. Davis, Harrison, J.D. Martinez, Bonifacio, Tavares, Solarte or Singleton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs

      • SMLV1 says:
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        @Grey: Just overall production

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  131. Moscowitz says:
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    Wheeler, Santana or Bailey ROS?
    Thanks

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Moscowitz: Btw Grey, you showed your ace stuff today, great work. Specially the Cespedes blurb cracked me up big time :)
      Thanks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

  132. Steve says:
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    H2H league. I’m pretty dominate on offense.
    W/L/Tie by week –
    R-9-6-1
    HR-11-4-1
    RBI-12-4-0
    BA-7-9-0
    SB – 9-5-2
    K-13-3-0
    W-10-6-0
    SV-9-5-2
    ERA-6-10-0
    WHIP-7-9-0
    Was offered A.Jones and Garza for my Polonco and Gray. Seem like a win but I’m afraid I will be to offense and not enough pitching. I start 9 pitcher/week plus I stream between 3-4/week. So Gray’s impact is somewhat minimized by the sheer bulk of pitching. Do the trade or not????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Jones

  133. Steve says:
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    In a vacuum I wouldn’t hesitate. but how much more can I gain on offense? You still think make the trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade’s not really close, but if you’re not feeling it, don’t do it…

      • Steve says:
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        OK I did it. In Grey I trust!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Steve: I don’t see any 16-0’s on offense, so you can always gain.

  134. stynyr says:
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    10-team, h2h, 5×5, keep 5

    I give: Rizzo + Longoria
    I get: Goldschmidt + Lester

    Arenado is available as a 3B but then I’d have to drop someone.

    Do it?

    c-Lucroy
    1b-Rizzo
    2b-Utley
    3b-Longoria
    ss-rollins
    of-braun, cargo, choo
    util-gordon, moss
    n/a-segura

    sp-kershaw,teheran, kazmir, beckett, hammel, quintana, eovaldi, mchugh
    rp-perkins, hawkins, rondon, betances
    dl-wacha
    dl-springer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good, drop Eovaldi…Drop Eovaldi for Arenado even if you don’t do the trade…

      • stynyr says:
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        @Grey: Okay, cool.

        Any thoughts on who my five keepers should probably be going into next year then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bit early no?

          • stynyr says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, but Longoria and Rizzo were both keepers for me this season is all.

        • stynyr says:
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          @stynyr: Drop Segura as well?

  135. tank1 says:
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    One last keeper question. Deal Polanco (25th round) for Rizzo (6th round)? Thanks for the advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  136. Long Bawls says:
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    I’m not getting sucked in again by Ackley! Or, as I call him, the sadverb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  137. Dave says:
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    Big home stretch for Gonzo?

    I traded Lester for Gonzo to replace my injured / garbage Hosmer.

    Roto league and I was due to max out on SP starts anyways and the guy who got Lester will never catch me in wins or Ks so it seems like I basically eliminated Lester from the league and walked away with a good 1B. Am I right??

    Haha, good column as usual.

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Dave: 50% stretch, 50% retch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Thanks! Sounds fine

  138. Cram It says:
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    Buy/Sell! Buy/Sell!! Buy/Sell!!!

  139. ReleasetheMcKracken says:
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    Which side do you want to be on in a 12 team dynasty?

    A. Encarnacion/JD Martinez
    B. Chris Davis/Matt Adams/Jake McGee

    I’m leaning A.

  140. Grey

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

  141. “Josmil Pinto asked his girlfriend to call him to make sure his phone is working…” Love it!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  142. Grey

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

  143. Oliver says:
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    Hey buddy, I have two teams and I drafted Gyorko on both of them. Now he’s a free agent and I’m wondering if I should make a move on one of my teams.

    Here is my roster in question:
    Norris, Pujols, Kinsler, Longoria, Dee Gordon, Adam Jones, Joey Bats, Brantley, Abreu, Revere
    Anibal, Teheran, Arrieta, Quintana, Homer, Alex Wood, Shoemaker, Hudson
    Robertson, Casilla, Rondon, McGee

    Basically I was thinking of letting loose Hudson or Shoemaker so that Gyorko could replace Longoria. Is that necessary or should I hold?
    Thanks a million. Damn, I’m not getting what I want either. Haha

  144. Grey

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

  145. Oliver says:
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    And I just signed up for Gravatar. Now I’m testing if it works. Go Atheists!

  146. tals23 says:
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    Will Martin Perez be back for the beginning of next season….he’s on waivers in a keeper league and I’m debating adding him…

  147. Junior Ortiz says:
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    Does anyone have strong opinions on the keeper value of Jose Abreu in a 5×5 OBP 12-teamer? Kept in lieu of a 10th or 11th round pick?

  148. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Gonna try and pair up Ryu or Fister with Big Papi for a big bat…which pitcher should I send off? Its a points league and who can I possibly get for them…looking for a OF.

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