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On a scale of one to ten for most surprising starters, Patrick Corbin is a one.  One being the best.  When you beat your high score in Mario Kart you never scream out, “I’m number ten,” do you?  Okay, so don’t question my numbering.  On a scale of one to ten for how likely it is Corbin keeps this up, it’s around a 5, the number made famous by Short Circuit.  Didja know before Short Circuit people would count 1, 2, 3, 4, 6?  It’s also why Marilyn Monroe left Joe DiMaggio.  Corbin’s not a 1.44 ERA pitcher, but he’s not what he seemed like coming into the year either.  His fastball has jumped in velocity, which has helped all of his pitches.  I don’t own him, which butters my grr’s.  I know most of you must’ve benched him in Coors yesterday for his 10 K, 9-inning, three-hitter gizzem, so I’ll say it for you, sonavabench!  Luckily, you own him for the whole season and he looks like he can be a mid-3 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 7 K-rate guy, i.e., a fantasy two to three.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jim Johnson – Third blown save in the last week.  The Baltimore Orioles want to win and think they can.  Who am I to argue with them?  They can’t, but I’m not here to argue.  They think they can and want to, that’s the important piece of the puzzle that invariably falls under the couch and the girl you’re dating then reaches under the couch to get that puzzle piece, but ends up pulling out a sweat sock that is stiff like it was soaked in glue and laid out in the sun to harden.  When you have a lead and lose three times in the last week because of your closer, it’s easy to point a finger, just as you point a finger at your roommate, saying it’s his sock.  In the Orioles clubhouse, Showalter said all the right things, “He’s just having a tough time of it,” then he motioned at Jim Johnson with his middle finger.  The ninth inning picture without Johnson gets a bit murky in Baltimore.  I’d grab Darren O’Day, and hope for the best.

Steve Cishek – Marlins said they will use everybody to close games.  Had they said they would use “Everybody, Everybody,” I’d say grab Black Box.  Just “everybody” confuses me.  I grabbed Qualls because the Marlins manager mentioned him by name, he was warming up to save yesterday’s game prior to the Marlins putting it out of reach, he’s a righty and he has some closer experience.  Dunn could also get into the mix, assuming there’s wins for a mix.

Jeremy Guthrie – 5 IP, 6 ER vs. the Asstros.  What a Cleveland Streamer.  I wanna say he screwed me royally, but he doesn’t deserve a pun.  Everyone else said, “Ooh, Guthrie is mediocre and isn’t trustworthy.”  I said, no.  I said, I will trust him, and would even let him get my mail when I’m out of town.  But this is how he repays me, and I’m missing the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, you bastard!

Miguel Tejada – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and a homer as he played over Mostsuckass.  If it didn’t hurt to laugh, I would at the absurdity that it actually makes sense for the Royals to go with the 67-year-old Miggy Minoso over Mostsuckass. 

Eric Hosmer – 3-for-4, 2 runs.  In his last 367 at-bats, he has 6 homers.  His last name is obviously a physics formula with the s meaning displacement.

Salvador Perez – Left yesterday’s game with a hip injury.  For a day or two, you may be sans Salvador.

Julio Teheran – 8 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Sure, and I grab Jeremy Guthrie.  Where’s my 20% off Bed, Bath and Beyond coupon that they mail to me once a week?!  I’d grab Teheran.  He hasn’t had the hardest of match-ups recently, but he’s still made the best of them (last 33 2/3 IP, 9 ER).

Josh Willingham – 1-for-3 with his 6th homer.  Hopefully this is a sign that The Other White Meat is coming out of his three week purge of excellence.

Kyle Gibson – Gardy said Gibson may get the call this Friday.  Paging, AL-Only owners, call on line, “Pick him up.”

Hisashi Iwakuma – 6 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks.  As frequent commenter, chillmodious, said, “Hisashi my…Dah!  Shizz!”  You’ll see at our Hisashi player page that this was the most runs he had allowed all year.  You’ll also see the rest of the season projections say he’s more of a 4.00+ ERA pitcher.  You’ll also see that his next start at home vs. the Rangers is favorable.  Finally, you’ll see I love these player pages.  Great job, Rudy, you big afro’d goof!

Jason Bay – 1-for-3, 2 runs and a steal.  Member when he was a 30/30 threat?  That feels like decades ago, doesn’t it?  Guess how old Jason Bay is.  Go ahead, I’ll wait.  *twiddles thumbs, picks ear, channel surfs, trims life-sized Giancarlo Chia* He’s only 34!  Damn, he feels like he’s 54.  Him and Alfonso Soriano are My Two Dads and Jason Bay is Paul Reiser.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Seager’s headed for a 70/20/90/.270/5 season which is pretty yawnstipating but I’d give my right pinkie finger for that instead of Mostsuckass.

Justin Smoak – 1-for-5 with his 2nd homer in the last three days and is hitting .375 in the last week.  Could be a quick hot schmotato for the next few days while he’s not in Safeco, which is the rhyme of every Mariner.  Weren’t they supposed to move in the fences?  Did they move in the fences and move back home plate?

Scott Kazmir – 3 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks vs. the Mariners.  Kazmir pulls you in with the promise of Ks and then defecates on your Greg Luzinski autographed picture, hands it to you and asks if it smells like Thai.

Yan Gomes – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and two homers, hitting near .300 in the last week.  Not sure what the deal is with people with the last name Gomes not being able to spell John, but Yan could have some sneaky value.  He’s got a solid bat, just not enough playing time for single catcher leagues.

Johnny Cueto – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  Decent return, but a little weird since I didn’t even think Dusty came into the dugout until the 8th inning.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Member when you were so fed up with him two weeks ago because he had one homer and was hitting .240?  No?  It’s okay, you’ll relive that same feeling in a month when he goes three weeks without an extra base hit, only to start the cycle again.

Shaun Marcum – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Make like a thing on a moving thing and get rolling with Wheeler!

Ike Davis – 0-for-3, 2 Ks.  Life alert!  Ike’s fallen and can’t get up.

Mike Adams – Placed on the DL with a lower back strain.  So that’s why he has such a long face.

Carlos Ruiz – Will miss close to a month with his hamstring strain.  Ruiz’s personal physician, Dr. Tijuana Farmacia, wrote him a prescription for Adderall, but Gringo Falso Pelo says no go.

Ryan Howard – Received a cortisone shot in his knee.  Ryan Zimmerman then picked up Howard’s leg and hit a home run.

Domonic Brown – 2-for-4 with a slam (8) and legs (2).  Glad to see he’s rewarding my patience.  Or as Charlie Manuel says, “He’s playing light on his feet like he got plague rats nibbling his ankles!”

Cole Hamels – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Real big man picking on the offenseless Marlins.

Alex Sanabia – 6 1/3 IP, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. Cole Hamels.  One pitcher left the game with a 4.45 ERA and one left with a 4.56 ERA.  Can you guess which is which?  Trick question.  It doesn’t matter.  What matters is they’re virtually the same and I’m not talking about watching a game wearing a Oculus Rift.

Marcel Ozuna – 2-for-4, run, RBI, hitting .310.  Continues to hit since his call up but not showing a whole lot of power or speed, which fantasy baseballers call the ‘sexy stats.’  BTW, no one calls anything ‘sexy stats,’ except virgins.

Alex Rodriguez - Took swings in a cage.  Impressive if he hooked his feet around the chains and swung opposite down.

Travis Hafner – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam & legs.  I didn’t see the steal, but I’m guessing he fell over leading off of first and his head is so big it landed on 2nd base.  Girardi is obviously going to mix-and-match his 2006 All-Star team lineup.  Over the weekend, Ichiro sat, yesterday Vernon Wells sat, tomorrow it might be Ken Griffey Jr.

Lyle Overbay – 2-for-5 with his 7th homer.  Basically, whoever Brace Face plays is going to hit.  Steinbrenner must be wining and dining the devil.

J.J. Hardy – 2-for-5, 1 RBI with two doubles as he hit 3rd.  Ugh, it’s bad enough that Showalter had the brilliant idea to put Hardy in the three hole, but Hardy goes and hits well which just reinforces Showalter’s stupid idea.

Jayson Werth – Might be out another two weeks.  Davey Johnson said he received an “alarming” report about Werth on Monday.  Geez, sounds like it’s his dad and Werth was caught vandalizing the high school bathroom.  “What do you know of men’s genitals in Nantucket?!”

Andrew Bailey – Activated from the DL.  He will be thrust back into the closer role until he gets hurt again.  T-minus 3, 2, 1… My oblique!

Shane Victorino – Left the game with a hamstring injury.  The Flying Hawaiian might want to put some tennis balls on the bottom of his wings.

Jarrod Saltalmacchia – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs with his 5th homer.  He usually gets hot for a week or two, so if you’re thumbing your nose at Ron Popeil.

Adam Dunn – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  I forget what number we’re up to in 7 homers in 10 days, but he’s obviously good for a few more.

Clayton Kershaw – 9 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Hmm, so the hip seems okay.  *runs out the door*

Matt Kemp – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  You best step up your game, Hosmer!

Andre Ethier – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  About time he started looking better than everything after the “or.”

Ryan Vogelsong – Left yesterday’s start after being hit on the hand.  I didn’t see it, but I’m assuming it was by a nun for how bad he’s been.

Brandon Belt- 4-for-5, 4 runs and his 6th homer.  We got a live one, y’all!  Yeah, you should pick him up.  I see you hiding under your desk.  Yes, even you.

Eric Chavez – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and now hitting .343.  You can drop him when he stops hitting, but it’s probably a good idea to own him while he is.

Shelby Miller – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Damn, I should’ve told you to sell him last week.  Oh, wait, I did.  Your bad!

Will Venable – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer.  What’s sad is he’s trying so hard out on the field every day just so you’ll pick him up and you’re just watching him.  Why do you torture him?

Chris Denorfia – 3-for-4, 1 RBI and his 5th steal.  It’s like the season of part-time players doing work every third day.  Damn, Billy Beane has corrupted other teams now too.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Early on, Jake was serving up pitches to Toronto Odorizzi, then he settled down.  He looks like he’s going to be a very solid number two to three in the near future, but he’s not there yet.  He gets the Yankees next.  In shallower mixed leagues, take two and passorizzi.

Yunel Escobar – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Don’t know what the Hitter-Tron says about crazy lucky, confirmation bias and good old fashioned flicking boogers at a dart board, but Yunel has to have the most homers on short schedule days.  Once again, I scored with him on a random fluke.  On the serious, I grabbed him for the outside chance he might steal a base vs. Dickey, but Dickey’s not even easy to steal on, so there’s what I know wrapped into a burrito, put into the microwave and out comes a steaming tortilla sleeping bag of luck.

Anthony Gose – The Blue Jays called him up to pinch run and play some defense.  Now him and Rajai can continue their argument about which one of them is Gose and which one is Tom Cruise.

R.A. Dickey – 8 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  You ever watch a knuckler dance?  No, I’m not coming on to you, I’m asking you a question.  It leaves the pitcher’s hand and no one has any idea which way it’s going.  Therein lies it’s magic and risk.  Dickey gives you that unpredictability, along with some quality cock jokes.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .255.  Who’s going to have more value between Edwin and Bautista is still a toss up and would pay $2.40 on the win.

Casey Janssen – 1 IP, 2 ER.  Kazaam!

Colby Lewis – He admitted to not liking where his fastball velocity was at.  It was sitting between 85 and 86 MPH and he needs 89-91 to be effective.  This might push his timetable back a couple of weeks or you can hope we are conquered by Canada since kilometers makes everything seem faster.  The numbers are so high!

Jurickson Profar – 0-for-2, 2 RBIs.  Ron Washington said Profar will split time with Leury Garcia at 2nd.  That’s ridiculous.  I’d say Washington can go blow, but why should I reward him?  He says he wants to keep Garcia fresh.  What is he, a hippie trying to Al Gore the planet?  Spray some aerosol deodrant on him and move on!  I like how he’s worried about keeping that schmohawk fresh, but not worried about calling Profar up and sitting him.

Derek Lowe – Designated for assignment.  His assignment is to retire.

A.J. Pierzynski – Expected to return today.  Fun Fact!  Pierzynski is a boardwalk pier in Poland where they have the world largest ferret’s wheel.

  1. Jef says:
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    Damnit I have to stop reading this now so I have something to read over my morning coffee. Darn you screaMing toddler. Congrats on the new player pages! Does Hamels no walk outing make you less worried about his shoulder, or did he get favorable umpiring?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jef: He got a favorable opponent… Thanks!

  2. big lurch says:
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    corbin should probably be getting more credit than he is at the moment. just check out his first pitch strikes and 360 slam dunks

      • big lurch says:
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        @Grey:

  3. Emporers monkey says:
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    Ron Washington, Dusty Baker and Mike Matheny can all go eat a bag of dicks.

  4. Raul says:
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    Would you drop so-and-so for him?

  5. The Detroit Heckler says:
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    Following your Grey ‘Stached advice has done nothing but land me first place with a comfortable lead. Thanks.
    I’m still working on your margarita.
    Talking about alcohol makes me yearn for a segue from margarita’s to Pineda Coladas on a Beachy somewehre, however I’m allergic to coconut…and bad segues. Plus you brought up Colby Lewis first…
    Colby Lewis, Michael Pineda, and Brandon Beachy…screw one, marry one, kill one….GO

  6. charlie hustler says:
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    AL-only conundrum. 12 teams, 7×7 including holds.

    Head-to-head, IP stat means that carrying starter depth is valuable. I am ok on offense, overall I’m in 1st.

    I have Tepesch and Kyle Gibson on my minors roster.

    SP (5): Anibal, Shields, Hellickson, Kazmir, Diamond
    RP (4): Nathan, Valverde, Herrera (KC), Smith (CLE), Benoit, Blackley
    DL: Morales (BOS), Chen (BAL), Madson

    Blackley is a hold guy with SP eligibility, so I probably hold him.

    But I can drop one of Smith/Herrera/Benoit to make room for Tepesch. I WILL drop one of them for Gibson. Which one?

    Smith seems to be a sleeper for saves if C.Perez continues to shit the bed, Herrera actually did close in a similar situation, and handcuffing Benoit to Papa Grande seems obvious.

    Also, your thoughts on Kazmir and Diamond ROS are appreciated.

    On a completely different note, I have been carrying Eduardo Escobar as my futility infielder, any thoughts on his chance of unseating anyone in the Twin infield?

    Thanks as always to you guys, #1 site anywhere, drinks forthcoming!

    • danny says:
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      @charlie hustler: I’m not grey, but in a holds league wh would you even consider dropping benoit, smith, or Herrera for a dicey SP when you can just drop Kazmir/Diamond?

      Those rp’s should get snatched up if u dropped

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @charlie hustler: Thanks! Eduardo is garbage… Kazmir isn’t great but surprised he’s not owned in a 12-team AL-Only league… Herrera was demoted out of the 8th inning so he would be the loss… Tepesch, no idea yet if Gibson will be promoted…

  7. DrEasy says:
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    My turn to say big thanks to Razzball for the new player tools! Is this a good place to report some potential bugs and weirdnesses? Here’s a couple I noticed (apologies if it has already been reported by others):

    - I assume player names in Grey’s daily notes are now automatically linked to their corresponding page. The one for Eric Young Jr doesn’t take you there. Try it yourself: http://razzball.com/player/Eric%20Young%20Jr./

    - Maybe I’m missing something, but the past seasons stats calculations for pitchers look wrong. Take Jason Vargas for example. It says he pitched 99.9 IP every year, and the WHIP and ERA calculations are wrong. I think it’s the same for all pitchers actually, so maybe this part is still in contruction?

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DrEasy: The Young one was my bad, you should put your note about Vargas in the last post by Rudy, A Razz New World post…

  8. gareth says:
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    Yan gomes and mike aviles for esmil rogers.

    Nice trade for the indians.

  9. gareth says:
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    It appears prezzii and evil grey missed me yesterday. I didn’t know you cared fellas!

    • mc serch says:
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      @gareth: hehe i saw that….we are one big happy dysfunctional razzball family!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @gareth: hey now, Prezzi is just trying to be funny and play to the crowd….evil grey is just an a**hole

    • Prezii says:
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      @gareth: when the cats no around, prez will play… Or something cliche like that..

  10. gareth says:
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    Masterson, jiminez, mccallister, myers, kazmir, kluber, bauer, carrassco, huff, salazar.

    How are the indians doing so well with this motley crue?

    Also, corcerned about perez as the closer or is he just in a slump?

    • charlie hustler says:
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      @gareth:
      Indians are about to be raped, schedule-wise. So we’ll know more in early June about whether or not a roster that features Masterson, renascent Ubaldo, another guy named Zack, baling wire, some fuses and a shaky bullpen gets past the following:

      2 vs Tigers, 4 @ Boston, 2 @ Reds, 2 vs Reds, 3 vs Tampa, 3 @ Yankees, 3 @ Tigers, 3 @ Rangers, 3 vs Nats.

      That road trip towards the end is nasty. See you in mid-June.

      • gareth says:
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        @charlie hustler: gulp :-0 That shizz is shnasty!

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @charlie hustler: Do not humor the kitty. This is not a Cleveland Indians message board.

        • gareth says:
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          @Evil Grey: the espn feature story last night. Indians are making waves right now. Its appropriate to mention them.

          I fully understand this is the most awesome fantasy baseball sight there is covering all 30 teams exceptionay well. I usually am not this indians centric.

          This is exiting though. This long suffering kitty actually worked for the indians in the bleak 2008 – 2012 period.

          So forgive my temporary cheerleading. At least I’m not humblebragging, right?

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @gareth: no matter what you do he will hate on, so just ignore the pest and move on

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @gareth: somebody gets its or John empty of Love works too….its my bizarro name

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @gareth: somebody gets its or John empty of Love works too….its my bizarro name

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @charlie hustler: other than tampa some of the time and WAS, this schedule might be the hardest anyone has all year in 9 series’, even considering 3 of them are 2 game series’.

  11. low walk high k says:
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    Redraft lge…kyle Gibson or gerritt Cole?

    • charlie hustler says:
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      @low walk high k:
      Gibson was never ranked as high as Cole, but he was once on the short list of prospects before Tommy John procedure. He appears to be completely recovered. In redraft 100% Gibson, Cole has all kinds of obstacles, including healthy Karstens and Morton, to leap over.

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    Moving Belt into starting lineup ahead of Frazier… good move?

  13. papasmurf says:
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    I hate these late games. Belt’s been my regular UTIL. I thought he was gonna sit since it was a lefty on the menu. Couldn’t justify playing him over Goldy or Headley (the only two spots I could squeeze him in) by the time I realized he was starting . Sonnuvabenched! And I need runs too. Of course it follows an 0 for 4 game that he did play for me.

    The other day Simmons scores 3 runs on a 1 for 5 day as he reached 2x on errors. Only because it was first time I benched him during this slump of his.

    Happens 100% but it’s still sometimes un-smurfing-believable. You would think for once maybe a guy I accidentally or willingfully bench might have an 0 for 4 or at least a lesser game than the guy I start.

    As for Corbin, he’s throwing a sinker with precision. Probably ends up with an ERA above 3 by year end, but it’s fun to watch now.

  14. The Thumb says:
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    Trade Machado/Fowler for Scherzer/Gyorko?

    I need K’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Thumb: I’d want the Machado side, but it’s close… Fowler to Gyorko is a big drop off…

  15. JTR says:
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    For speculative save purposes would you rather own David Hernandez or O’Day?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JTR: O’Day

  16. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    There should be a word for a closer-by-committee on a terrible team. Which of these 3 relievers will get to fight for the one save chance we generate every two weeks?

    I have Gregg AND Bell and even I can’t get interested in Miami’s “closer.”

    • Bombo Rivera says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins: So I shouldn’t get too excited about the Chad Qualls add I made this morning?

  17. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I have seen B.J. Upton hit the wire and clear waivers in a number of my leagues.

    Should I even be tempted?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Mike: So when Grey says, depends on who you’d be dropping….you’ll say….?

    • The Red Cyclones says:
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      @Mike: I dropped Juan Pierre for him

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike:

      Good Point Evil Grey!

      League A option(s):

      Alejandro De Aza
      Nick Markakis

      League B option(s):

      Alejandro De Aza

      League C options(s):

      Carl Crawford
      Desmond Jennings

      League C – I think nobody, but the others are maybe with me leaning toward no.

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: Oh please, you know he loves the attention. @Mike: If those are your worst options, then you should hold.

  18. deebo says:
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    Mornin Grey
    Keep holding Mostsuckass or finally time to drop? I also have Machado and Scutaro.
    Thanks man

  19. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Feel as though the streamonator really let me down with Corbin. Here I am looking at a -$10 or something and thought I should surely bench him being that my weekly H2H guy had 4 pitchers going off yesterday alone. I hope I can trust the stream again but its going to take time for these wounds to heal.

  20. Mr. Rickey says:
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    At 3B, Frazier or Arenado ROS?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: both, play Aendado at home and Frazier the rest of the time

  21. JB says:
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    Lost Ruiz in a 2-catcher league so I dropped him and picked up Soto. Now that AJ is returning, who should I pick up to replace Soto? Available options are Grandal, Gomes, Norris, Stewart and Kratz. Leaning towards Grandal…thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Grandal

  22. BERK says:
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    (a) I *did* start Corbin at Coors. Huzzah for my huzz-balls! (b) FWIW I saw Kyle Gibson’s last start at AAA — he had a no-hitter into the 8th and ended with a complete game shut-out. He was filthy. Looked like a man amongst boys out there. I kept saying “More like BOB Gibson, right?” to the people in the stands around me. They did not laugh. They were either not well-versed in baseball history or it’s not a funny thing to say. (C) There is no c.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BERK: HA! Nice!

  23. bshakes says:
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    I can pick up a two starter next week in an NL only H2H points. I would need to sit either Lynn home against KC or Minor home against Toronto. I can pick up Jose Fernandez (@TB & Home Mets), Liriano (@Det & Home Cin), or Leake (Home Cle & @ Pitt). Should i just stand pat or pick up one of the two starters? What’s my move???

  24. nightpandas says:
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    Wondering if I should grab Venable and drop McLouth or Arcia. Only have 15 moves left for the year.

  25. nightpandas says:
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    Would you trade Medlen for Cargo Lite in a keeper?

    • nightpandas says:
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      @nightpandas: @nightpandas: Deal is now Cargo Lite and Frieri and 12th pick for Medlen and 1st pick (10th round after keepers)

  26. John says:
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    In a 12 team 5×5 roto the only thing that’s keeping me out of 1st is a 3 in saves. I’ve got O’Day and Peralta already, but I hate the guy in first for trying to justify offering me Cahill for Segura and I’m looking to make a deal to knock him off his perch.

    On the back end of my staff I’ve got my taint. Behind my taint I’ve got Corbin, Wood, Ryu, Feldman, and Arroyo. Who would you trade, and who would be reasonable to go after?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Wood or Feldman for any closer… Aim high, accept low…

  27. Josh says:
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    In most leagues I think Dunn could be worth holding for a long time, maybe the rest of the year. There was talk in the preseason of him changing his swing, then he hit in the .100s with no power. He and his coaches have commented that they adjusted the swing again and his approach, and he’s been hitting pitches on the outer half and driving the ball the other way a bit more. He may have taken the advice you sent to Ike Davis. Fangraphs even wrote about it just before his crazy hot streak right now. (http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/adam-dunn-rediscovering-identity/) I’m buying him everywhere I can.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: Thanks for the heads up!

  28. SenorCinnamonShorts says:
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    In a 10 team 5×5 AL Only Roto, I’m getting killed on all pitching stats but Saves.

    I had a bad draft on pitching, and there’s not much out there besides closers- most guys are playing for Ks and Wins. I could probably have 6 closers if I wanted. Is that a good idea for a few weeks to see if I can get my ratios in check? I know you guys talked about it on the Podcast last week, but it seemed you were in favor of middle relief instead.

    Thanks for all the help.

  29. nightpandas says:
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    Would you trade Rollins and Medlen for AGon and Belt in a 15 team keeper? I have Segura as well at SS and my current 1B is Chris Carter and RF is Joyce/Mclouth/Arcia. Pitching staff is Scherzer/Harvey/Dickey/Medlen/Bailey/Milone/Odorizzi.

  30. Ryan says:
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    I own chapman and Johnson… needless to say last week was a disaster. Not concerned about chapman, but do i press panic button on Johnson or the lack of talent to take his job keeps him/me safe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Bench him until he looks right

  31. nightpandas says:
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    Is Chavez worth a grab over Arcia/Mclouth? I have Aramis at 3rd and he is not playing everyday also could play over Chris Carter at 1B

  32. Mike

    Mike says:
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    Poor Ike….I guess he will have to ride in a car alongside the ambulance on the way to the hospital….I hope his nurse call button is just out of reach….

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Mike: “Mr. Davis, if you move over to the middle of the bed you will be able to reach the button” “I don’t understand what is wrong with being all the way to the right”

  33. Longbeachyo says:
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    Hey, what happened to J. B. ‘s pitcher column yesterday? It’s supposed to every Monday, right? You tell that guy to get back to work!
    P. S. Thank you for Adam Jones, Choo and Goldy. They have my team securely in first place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Longbeachyo: Wanted to sit the new player pages article at he top for the day…

  34. Curt says:
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    I need a 2nd catcher in a deep mixed league….Y.Gomes, Hundley or Kratz?…..I have Carlos Santana and Zunino in waiting…..Thank you, Sir.

  35. Blue says:
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    Two of the Miller ER were inherited when SALAScious Crummy blew up the ballpark so he pitched better than it looks.

  36. EJ says:
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    Who to stash…Gibson or Wheeler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EJ: Wheeler

  37. AP says:
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    Grey…..Am I nuts for wanting to bench Sherzer @CLE today? His numbers both VS the Indians and at Progressive Field are not good. Not to mention the buzzsaw that is the Indians right now. Thoughts? (Keep up the Charlie Manuel lines! They are the best!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AP: Yes, nuts

    • Bill S. Preston, Esq. says:
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      @AP: I have been thinking the same thing, so we’re both nuts.

  38. AP says:
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    Grey…..Am I nuts for wanting to bench Sherzer @CLE today? His numbers both VS the Indians and at Progressive Field are not good. Not to mention the buzzsaw that is the Indians right now. Thoughts? (Keep up the Charlie Manuel lines! They are the best!)

    • AP says:
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      I don’t need you to answer this twice. Seriously.

  39. Oscar says:
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    10 team h2h. Will need a roster spot when Cuddyer returns Fri. I have time but can’t decide who I would drop out of Morse, Moreland or Hunter. Who would you drop? Thanks

  40. Piranhaman says:
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    sit or start’em?

    Matt Cain vs WSH
    Zack Greinke vs @MIL
    Alex Cobb vs @TOR

    thanks, Grey. :)

  41. Papa Steve says:
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    Grey…dude you are awesome! Thanks for making my morning java more enjoyable!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @sanfran1966: that is your single greatest contribution to the site

    • Frank Grimes says:
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      @sanfran1966: thanks for this! it also somehow led me to watching Mitch Hedberg videos for an hour nice break in the day

  42. Cartman 4evs says:
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    In a vacuum is this fair? Peralta for Gio G?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Cartman 4evs: Joel Peralta? Jhonny Peralta? Wily Peralta? Oh it doesn’t matter. No.

      • Cartman 4evs says:
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        @Evil Grey: Ha! Thanks?

  43. The Episode of Growing Pains Where Mike Thought Boner Did Cocaine in the Bathroom says:
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    I know I’m being greedy, but do you guys think you will ever do an app for an IPad or IPhone.?

  44. Robert says:
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    Trying to get McCutchen. My pitchers: Wainwright, Harvey, Lester, Shields, Miller, Wilson. Which one should I package with Beltran or am I better off keeping my pitchers and Beltran?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Robert: I’d try Miller, Shields, Lester

  45. Jay says:
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    quick trade Q:

    I give the b(ad) upton to get mo rivera straight up. 12 team 5×5 (OPS instead of BA). my current closer is A. Reed and was banking on either of Gregerson or D. Hernandez to snag some SV…but i currently sit 10th in SV.

    my other OF are: good upton, mccutchen, duda, l. cain, rios, and g. jones

    pull the trigger?

    • Piranhaman says:
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      @Jay: i don’t think you could earn Mo for Brother-Jerk Upton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Take Mo

  46. Boonit says:
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    Which 2 sps should I roster: t wood, Holland, d phelps

  47. scott says:
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    Would you drop Sal Perez for Grandal? Even if Perez injury very minor?

    • chillmodious says:
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      @scott: Don’t do that. Ron Popeil, “You are dead to me!”

  48. Steve Stevenson says:
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    You ok with cutting Lawrie in 12-tm roto OBP league and rolling with Gyorko at 3B? I’m looking to ditch a bench bat with Garza coming off DL. Other option would be cutting a SAGNOF speculative pickup (like Qualls).

  49. Zach says:
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    Bautista and Altuve for Chris Davis, Everth Cabrera, and Jurickson Profar? 12 team head-to-head league with avg, obp, and slg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zach: Altuve side

  50. Dominic says:
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    Should I drop Cishek for O’Day and hope for better days at my closer spot for the rest of the season…

  51. Art Vandelay says:
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    Hey, would you roll the dice with Garza in his first start back against PIT, or give him at least a start to see how he fares? Thanks!

    • Help Me Jesus says:
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      @Art Vandelay: was just going to ask this. pirates have been sneaky good, top 10 hitting team but also top 10 in Ks. does your opinion change in a QS league? Thanks!

  52. Kyle Kendrick Lamar says:
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    What should I do with V-Mart? Martin, Arencibia, AJ, Doumit, Ellis, and Salty are all available… OBP league. Any worth going after or hold?

    • Kyle Kendrick Lamar says:
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      @Kyle Kendrick Lamar: Also, know you talked about him yesterday, but safe to drop Tillman for Mccarthy? or should I go for a guy like Arroyo, Locke, or Cashner?

      • Kyle Kendrick Lamar says:
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        @Kyle Kendrick Lamar: Trifecta… sorry… Is Dunn worth picking up and dropping someone like seager or viciedo?

  53. Frank White says:
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    You’ve been saying to Sell Shelby Miller so I got a couple guys interested.. Do u think Alex Rios is a good trade or do you think I should go for better?

  54. Moose Out Front says:
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    “I like how he’s worried about keeping that schmohawk fresh, but not worried about calling Profar up and sitting him.”

    Honestly. It just feels like an intentional thumb of the nose to the GM for whatever ever sort of petty reason Washington may have. It would be one thing if his scrub assed backup middle infielder was the late great 40 yr old Omar Vizquel and you felt like he deserved some starts with Kinsler down, but we’re talking about Leuroroy Garcia here. Leuroroy Garcia man!

  55. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Use waiver priority on BJ Upton in 12-tm roto? I can stash him on the bench, probably replacing hot schmotato Chavez.

  56. Moose Out Front says:
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    Last night I wanted to drop Wade Miley to speculate on O’Day, but didn’t do it. Is Miley OK to throw into the stream pile? I assume he would be picked up, but I also don’t feel good about starting him at home very often and feel like I can out stream him as often as not. My concern is that he’s a level better than the Milone, Cashner types and I shouldn’t drop him.

    12 team H2H 6×6, WW includes usual guys like Estrada, Hughes, Phleps, Vargas, Hammel, Gast

  57. Ron says:
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    Gordon and Beachy for Pujols. Is it too much to give for the struggling first baseman?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Ron: Fair, especially not knowing when/what Beachy will produce.

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Ron: That said, I’d rather have Pujols.

  58. Eng says:
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    The blue underlined named confused me at first, but after a click the feeling was one of delight. Razzball continues to forge new ground. One quick thing, as with Price in his last start 2 of Shelby Miller’s earned runs were the result of a s**t reliever. It’s amazing how the likes of Fernando Salas can come in, turn a 2-1 lead into a 2-3 deficit and actually improve their era.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng: Ha, thanks!

  59. stumanji says:
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    I consider myself a pretty big baseball fan and I had no idea that Miguel Tejada was still in the league.

  60. Shawn of the living says:
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    I got a trades prop that has wanting wanting to let go of Goldy. The guy is selling Mark Reynolds and Masterson for my prized gold. Not sure on this one, anyone got an opinion here?? Grey the wise?

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      Are you asking if you should trade away Paul Goldschmidt for Mark Reynolds and Justin Masterson?? If I understand the question correctly then the answer is a resounding no.

      • Shawn of the living says:
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        Yep, thats what I was trying to say, not sure why there are double words and such. I rejected the trade. If I had waited a few minutes to wake up I would never have asked the question.@Moose Out Front:

  61. Shawn of the living says:
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    On second thought. I’m hoarding my Gold

    • Eng says:
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      @Shawn of the living: Good call. I think you may gone momentarily insane to ever have thought otherwise.

  62. Justin Up says:
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    The Stream-O-Nater tells me to start Niese, but I hate that guy right now and his stupid reconstructed nose! What do I do?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Justin Up: then don’t start him, we are allowed to make our own decisions

  63. Revenge of the NNNEEERRRRDDDDDSSSS says:
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    2 catcher-league, 13 teams 5×5 OBP: hold Avila or dispose of him for Jaso? or Norris? or Rob Brantley? Or even Yan Gomes?

  64. Ron says:
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    Which side do you like in each of these trades?

    Trade1
    Side A: Matt Moore and Gordon/Bruce
    Side B: Verlander and Harper

    Trade 2
    Side A: Matt Moore and Gordon/Bruce
    Side B: Latos and McCutchen

    • Ron says:
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      @Ron: Also, since I own side A, should it be Bruce or Gordon I include in the deal IF you like B better?

      Thanks!!

    • Shawn of the living says:
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      My amateur opinion is Side B of both trades@Ron:

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Ron: TRADE 1 SIDE B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: B both sides

  65. Tom says:
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    If Beachy is back mid June, does he go right into the rotation? As you pointed out Teeran has been doing better lately and if they are trying to take it easy with Beachy maybe they put him in the pen.

    • Piranhaman says:
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      @Tom: just watch and do something later. someone in rotation could be injured as you know.

  66. JB says:
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    An owner just offered me his Simmons and Hamels for my Segura and J. Fernandez – I have to accept that, right? Thanks!

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @JB: Not necessarily

  67. Jack says:
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    With Daniel Hudson looking to return mid-late June, what do you think will happen with the Arizona SP rotation. Somebody will either get demoted, pray it’s not Corbin, or they will go to a 6 man roation where everybody gets screwed…..thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Corbin will be traded to the Tigers. Kinda, sorta… Corbin won’t be demoted… Someone will or be ‘injured’…

  68. stynyr says:
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    Loney is my 1B. Drop for Belt long-term?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @stynyr: I would, but why is 1B so bad for you?

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @stynyr: who else is available

          • stynyr says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate:

            Moreland
            Murphy
            Alonso
            Moss
            C. Carter
            Berkman
            Morneau
            Chavez
            Overbay
            G. Jones
            Dunn
            Morales
            C. Johnson
            Hosmer

            Wanna know what really fucking sucks? I had both Rizzo and Goldschmidt on my team. Coulda kept Goldschmidt buuuuuut nooooooo. Grey said to keep Reyes instead!

            Oh, well. I still trust in Grey.

            • stynyr says:
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              @stynyr:

              Had them on my team last year**

              Kind of a big qualifier I left out.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @stynyr: Moreland over belt. if you can grab Dunn too he is a hot schomato right now.

              I have a hard time thinking Grey said to not keep Goldy and keep Reyes, either you read it wrong or he didn’t understand the question

              • stynyr says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate:

                Yeah, I must have done something stupid.

                Moreland worth my #2 waiver claim slot?

                • stynyr says:
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                  @stynyr:

                  And while we’re on this lovely back-and-forth, is Reyes, A. Gordon and Homer Bailey too much to give for Goldschmidt (I’m determined to get the fucker back).

                  10-team, H2H, 5×5
                  My team:

                  c-Perez
                  1b-Loney
                  2b-Rutledge
                  3b-Longoria
                  ss-Lowrie
                  of-Braun, CarGo, Choo
                  util-Jennings
                  util-Alex Gordon
                  sp-Kershaw, Moore, Harvey, Minor, Bailey, Cahill, Ryu, Jose Fernandez
                  rp-Soriano, Janssen, Holland
                  dl-Garza, Reyes

                  I would pick up Moreland as other Util and bring Garza off the DL…obviously.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ha… It’s a bit much, but your team can handle it so I’d take Goldy…

                    • stynyr says:
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                      @Grey:

                      How about Brandon Crawford or Jed Lowrie?

                      Who do you like there?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Lowrie

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @stynyr: if your options are Loney and Belt, i would, unless you play with morons then don’t

    • chillmodious says:
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      @stynyr: Grab Belt. If you keep Loney, you’re gonna take it in the shorts. Hey-o!

      • stynyr says:
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        @chillmodious:

        Grey,

        How about Andrelton Simmons or Lowrie?

        • chillmodious says:
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          @stynyr: Eh, I’d probably say Lowrie.

        • chillmodious says:
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          @stynyr: Sorry…didn’t see you were asking Grey. Just saw the reply to me. My bad.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lowrie

          • stynyr says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks, Grey.

            @chillmodius: No worries. Appreciate the chat anyway.

  69. jay says:
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    @ Grey
    HTH league counts Runs, 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, BB, K, AVG – looking to fill UTIL spot:
    Currently have Moss there, while Hosmer, Y. Alonso, Belt, Viciedo, Middlebrooks. Team needs aside, can you rank these? Thanks!

    • jay says:
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      @jay: To be clear, I meant to say that the players listed after Moss are on the wire.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @jay: Belt over Moss…

  70. supra says:
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    Shelby looked decent last night… left in the 6th up 2-1 with runners on 1st and 2nd and Salas immediately let them score. Damn you inherited runners!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra: Yeah, someone mentioned above…

  71. John says:
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    Assume Hart and Teixeira both come off DL at same time. Who’s the better stash? The numbers say Teixeira has more upside but the wrist issue seems like it would effect those numbers more than a knee would effect Hart. Plus, Teixeira is always a slow starter anyway. Thoughts?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @John: Hart. Because I have him and I’m sending that positive mojo. Please take him and do the same.

  72. T Moore says:
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    Mr Gray: I waited a day to pick up Corbin early in the year during my early injury crisis… It turned out to be a day too late… He has made someone else’s season not mine… Flipped Masterson too and lost him during that period… Got him back for this week’s gem though.. Cha-Ching

    There is more plug on plug off going on in your leagues than I had anticipated.
    Also, the greater # of players held makes puddle jumping a bit tougher too…
    The grasshoppper is learning…

    Picked up E Chavez over the weekend… Concur… When he O-fors, it is sayonara Eric-son….

    Just cut Overbay… And he does that…. How long can he and Hafner last??

    Picked up Davis Murphy today… Think, he is on the way to a major adjustment coming off his constipated start…He been putting out some pent up gas lately – always a good sign.. And he is in the #2 hole for now… A good omen… The rumbles have started… So know where the plunger is… Cuz, I’m thinking, we’re go’n to see a run of whoppers out this fella that fills the bowl over the next couple weeks… He may do some SBs a little more in that spot too… Just a little potty talk hunch here…

    Anderson is now even further off…. At least, a month from yesterday until the cast is removed now… He will end up having missed 8 weeks plus before this is over… Wow, he is brittle…

    4 in a row for the A’s… See if YU can handle the A’s Juggernaut today…

    GO A’s

  73. RedRox says:
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    Keeper league, got offered Rios for Shelby Miller

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @RedRox: Miller

      • RedRox says:
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        @Evil Grey:

        Was also offered Panda for Miller

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @RedRox: I’d take Rios or Panda…

  74. supra says:
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    Time to dump Weeks off my bench, no turn-around in sight.

    Grey, could you rank: Brantley, Venable, Ethier, Joyce – using AVG as a slight need.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra: Joyce, Venable, Ethier

  75. cheerio says:
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    12 team. Any reason to hold Revere with Freese and Belt available? Thanks.

  76. OaktownSteve says:
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    In his last 10 games, Chase Utley has no homers and 1 RBI. For that he gets shifted into the cleanup spot with Howard out. Phillies are averaging 2.6 runs per game over that stretch. All of which is a long way around to saying, Phillies enter that group of teams against which one might stream.

    In case you haven’t looked lately, here is the (surprising save one) bottom 5 in runs scored this year: White Sox, Phillies, Nats, Dodgers, and of course the Marlins. Interestingly, Minnesota (17), San Diego (18) and Houston (19) are all pretty close to league average.

    I kind of love seeing Wash make a guy like Profar pay some dues. Wash is beyond Old School. He’s Ancient School.

    • Sky

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      Does he have an abacus?

      Nats broke my heart. Thought Span was a nice safe OF5 for runs and steals. Steals have been ok but seriously, everyone said ‘if the Nats just had a decent lead off guy, their offense would be potent’. Well you got one guys, now why the F can’t you drive him in? Pathetic to say the least.

      I didn’t expect great things from those other three surprise teams but I would’ve expected closer to league average for sure. Sox need to hit HRs to be worth anything. Dunn/Konerko/Viciedo bat 4-6 most nights. They hit a single with the other guy in front of them, well, now it’s 1st and 2nd. A double? Now 2nd and 3rd. They need to move Konerko to a contending team as a bench bat. The man slowed down a lot late last year and hasn’t shown any signs that it wasn’t age that got to him. Maybe the Yankees could ask for him? I hear they have a great nursing home in the clubhouse.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Sky: I got the nut punch three times with span and I have to wonder what the hell is wrong with them. I truely believe LaRoach carried them all year in ’12 and should of won the MVP, now this year they are coasting like they got it made…..success to the head, what do you do

        • Sky

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          Yeah, don’t forget when Morse came back they became even more of a potent offense. Even with LaRoche struggling early (which should’ve been expected; last year was the outlier to start hot), Harper was hitting like a monster. I can’t find any data but they have to be at or near the bottom with RISP. I’m in the same Span boat as you, have/had him on all 3 teams this year. Even before injuries started playing it’s part, this team looked putrid hitting-wise. All I can say is ‘Thanks Natinals!’…not a typo.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Sky: I have dropped span everywhere, i think their biggest problem is that Johnson is a crappy manager. I also really think they think they have arrived and now the playoffs are automatic, but as we all know that ain’t true. I mean it’s the national league, all the teams kinda suck….oh wait even in the AL, they all kinda suck. I was watching a clip of the Dodgers beating the Phillies in the ’78 NLCS ( it was a link from SF66′s you tube clip), and those guys were men, they played with passion and were down to kick some ass at the drop of a hat. There were no oblique injuries, it was called back soreness and you dealt with it. They fought like spider monkees to get what they got. Unlike today’s player that worry about their hair style more than the game. “My wife says it’s trending right now and I need to use more product” Todays players can go f**k themselves and their me first pussy attitudes. “Oh, my swing is off because my oblique hurts, I need another two weeks to re-hab”….f**king pussies!

            Sorry i don’t know where that came from, but yeah, the nats got no nuts

            • Sky

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              Jack Full of Hate lives! Nats, will find a groove eventually no doubt but I agree they don’t look alive out there with the bats. Maybe Stras’ struggles and the pitching injuries will wake them up but I’ve dropped Span in one RCL and might do it in the other here shortly. Really silly they can’t find a way to drive in a guy getting on base the way he did to start the season. I’m completely flummoxed.

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Sky: the Guru said in Bizarro world my name would be John Empty of Love

                His head exploded because it’s the exact same thing in both worlds

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Ha! You’d be surprised by how many writers we lose that way every year…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: I went on Tuesday rant 2.0 below

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I see that now. It’s clear you’re trying to make internet friends today.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: I only need those that I respect or make me laugh and the rest can go jump off a cliff….you are both

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      So I’m Wile E. Coyote.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Oops, ha, read that wrong. Thought I made you laugh and that I could jump off a cliff. Now I can’t stop thinking about Looney Toons.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: i would never tell you to go jump of a cliff, maybe to get drunk and jump off a poorly built retaining wall, but never a cliff

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Haha, I wouldn’t even have to jump, the top layer will just fall off.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: it will crumble like your ankle then when you are down the cat will have his opportunity to mess you up

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      She’s been biding her time, I can tell.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: she’s been congregating with feral cats and recruiting racoons to attack

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      The Raccoons won’t even actually attack. They’ll just stand on the sidelines and create more fear. That’s how messed up she is.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: if you were able to bring this evil out of your cat, then whats the wife going to be like in a couple of years….

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I avoid her at all costs so as not to find out…

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @OaktownSteve: About two weeks ago, I made a list of the best and worst teams to stream starters against, and separated them by handedness.

      Miami’s AAA lineup (or quad-A, if you’re feeling generous) is obviously stream-worthy on almost a daily basis. The White Sox only have De Aza, Dunn, and Gillaspie who are “threats” from the left side of the plate, which is to say there’s nobody to strike fear into the heart of a decent RHP. The Dodgers, Astros, Mariners, Royals, and Padres have also been unproductive against righties, though SD has picked up their production recently.

      The Nats have been surprisingly mediocre against lefties thus far (.548 OPS vs). If you’re looking for a surprise team who has struggled against lefties, the Giants are it for me. You could put the Cardinals in that category too (.641 OPS vs), especially factoring in their solid group of RHBs.

      Here’s my DNS (Do Not Stream) list: RHP vs Bos (.811 OPS against, .186 ISO), anyone pitching at Coors, GAB, or Arlington, anyone pitching against Cleveland, Detroit, or Atlanta. The A’s also have a .795 OPS and 12.7% BB rate against lefties, which are stay away #s for LH streamers.

      I also kind of like it when a manager makes a rookie, elite prospect or otherwise, prove himself to earn playing time (though I’m not a huge Wash fan in general).

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Big Magoo:

        Good info Magoo. You’re always aces, man.

        • Big Magoo says:
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          @OaktownSteve: I threw in some cold, hard stats cause I know you like to crunch the numbers. And I knew you were waiting for someone else to throw in a juicy A’s stat like that.

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @OaktownSteve: And I’ve just realized that I put a fantasy spin on your real-life observations, but tis the nature of the beast

    • T Moore says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Steveo: You’re back… I’ll post up some cool old timer Bay Area baseball stuff for ya tomorrow…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @T Moore:

        I’ll meet you at the Double Play and we’ll talk Seals and Oaks.

        • Prezii says:
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          Oaks Card Club is where its at..

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Prezii:

            43rd or so and San Pablo in Emeryville, right? Classy joint.

            • Prezii says:
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              @OaktownSteve: yawppp, there every friday.

  77. chillmodious says:
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    Re: The Mariners:

    I think I figured out the problem at Safeco. See, the head groundskeeper has hearing problems and didn’t quite understand management’s directive to “move in the damn fences!” Head groundskeeper, “OK, boss, I moved in the feces just like you asked. Seems like overkill since we already have some quality feces in the outfield already, but hey, it’s your world, boss.”

  78. chillmodious says:
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    Two more Mariners-related-ish thoughts…

    1) If “Hisashi my Dashi — slurp SLURP!” couldn’t catch on, maybe “Hisashi my… Dah! Shizz!” is the wave of the future?

    2) When you gave Rudy a shout-out in the Iwakuma blurb and said, “you big afro’d goof,” all I could think of was a member of the Italian-American Anti-Defamation League trying to get the attention of Franklin Gutierrez: “Ey… youse… turn around… you big a fragu!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chillmodious: 1) Stealing my thunder? Not cool. Emoticon. 2) Ha!

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: For the record, your thunder is safe and sound. I’ve had “Hisashi my Dashi” in my head for weeks. It’s not going away. Happy emoticon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  79. Ryan says:
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    I’m in a 20 team h2h dynasty league. I have 2 trades to consider. Which one do I do?

    Longoria franklin gattis straily for segura napoli shelby miller

    Longoria and franklin for segura sano

    c jp arencibia
    1b prince fielder
    2b neil walker
    ss yunel Escobar
    3b miguel cabrera
    inf evan longoria
    lf michael morse
    cf norichika aoki
    rf justin upton
    of carl crawford
    util desmond jennings
    bn nick franklin
    Bn jorge soler
    bn evan gattis
    bn jurickson profar
    bn peter bourjos

    sp clayton kershaw
    sp cliff lee
    sp yu darvish
    sp daniel straily
    rp sean doolittle
    rp mat belisle
    rp Jose veras
    rp heath bell
    p mat thorton
    p Jason motte
    p joe blamton
    p Barry zito
    bn zack wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: First one

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: is there any downside to doing this deal? Kinda hard to trade away all that power.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, your team might be hurting for power afetrwards… You’re not exactly stacked with power… Segura is a big upgrade over Yunel and Miller is a nice deep dynasty get…

  80. Hank says:
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    Frazier, marte, and wainwright or segura and greinke?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Hank: marte side

  81. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    OBP league. Do I lose Prado for McLouth?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun: I wouldn’t, Prado will come around

  82. Buddy Guy says:
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    5×5 10 team league. What side would you want:

    Clayton Kershaw for Jered Weaver and Alex Cobb.

    Thanks,

  83. Jack says:
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    Thoughts on Logan Morrison? Looks like he had his first rehab game and is expected back in early June.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: He hasn’t been good in 2 years… He’s a 7th outfielder in mixed leagues at this point…

  84. Moe says:
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    Need some MI advice in a points league. Rostering Espinosa and while I’m not dropping him, I’m not going for another week. Any of these names not make you want to vomit. It’s a 16 man league so it’s slim pickin’s:

    Jeff Keppinger
    Bonifacio, Emilio
    Amarista, Alexi
    Punto, Nick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moe: Blech

  85. Boonit says:
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    Who do I drop out of these 3 sps: t wood, Holland, phelps

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boonit: You already asked

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        “No fantasy advice for you!”

  86. Jazzy Jeff says:
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    My Choo/Chris Davis for his Samardzija/Kimbrel/Tim Hudson

    12 Man Keeper 6×6, I need pitching. Can I get better than that with the two pieces I have?

  87. Goose says:
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    I see you, Grey Albright. You need to stay above the hard deck.

    A. Gose does not shake my nerves nor rattle my brains.
    B. He just found that loving feeling.
    C.
    D. He takes the “ooh” right out of me.
    E. I know for a fact that he does not appreciate the manly beauty of shirtless bros playing beach volleyball in blue jeans – not like I do.
    F. But he DOES fill the need, the need for – well, you know.

  88. Token Female #3 says:
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    Did Justin Smoak kill the albatross? This is my favorite blog for Growing Pains and 18th C poetry references; thanks.

  89. chris says:
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    Grey, I think I need help acquiring some more power, RBI and runs.. Who should I look into obtaining in a trade and who on my team should I consider trade bait.

    10 team keeper league – currently 2nd place only 2 games out.

    Rosario, Wilin(C) COL
    Rizzo, Anthony(1B) CHC
    Altuve, Jose(2B) HOU
    Headley, Chase(3B) SD
    Zobrist, Ben(2B,OF,SS) TB
    Carpenter, Matt(1B,2B,3B,OF) STL
    Craig, Allen(1B,OF) STL
    Fowler, Dexter(OF) COL
    Swisher, Nick(1B,OF) CLE

    Morneau, Justin(1B) MIN
    Seager, Kyle(3B) SEA
    Ramirez, Hanley(3B,SS) LAD
    Hunter, Torii(OF) DET
    Upton, B.J.(OF) ATL
    Moreland, Mitch(1B) TEX

    Active Pitchers
    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    Miller, Shelby(RP,SP) STL
    Moore, Matt(SP) TB
    Ryu, Hyun-Jin(SP) LAD
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Henderson, Jim(RP) MIL
    Romo, Sergio(RP) SF

    Medlen, Kris(RP,SP) ATL
    Morrow, Brandon(SP) TOR
    Jansen, Kenley(RP) LAD
    Beachy, Brandon(SP) ATL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chris: Didn’t we go over this yesterday?

  90. Jon says:
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    Who would you add for some help right now at CI?

    Loney, Alonso, LaRoche, Lind

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: LaRoche

  91. Jeff says:
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    I have a lot of OF depth in a keeper leaqgue (J-Upton, Harper, Hamilton, Fowler, Aoki).

    Hamilton is expensive and was thinking of offering Hamilton for Stanton (who is more affordable).

    Should I think about doing this, or is there too much risk? I’m currently in 2nd place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff: I’d take Stanton in a keeper…

  92. Pfitty says:
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    Here’s my team……12 team 5×5 keeper

    Should anything be holding me back from dropping Ike at this point? For some reason, I’ve been hanging on to him, but it just keeps getting worse!

    Also, any other advice for my team? Currently I’m sitting in 1st, but it’s a tight battle. Always looking to improve. So far, my weak categories are steals, wins and ERA.

    C – S. Perez
    1B – Santana
    2B – Kipnis
    3B – Machado
    SS – Tulo
    CI – Ortiz
    MI – Utley
    OF – Holliday, Morse, Aoki, Soriano
    Util – Venable
    Bch – Ike Davis
    DL – Reyes, Teixeira

    SP – Verlander, Scherzer, Corbin, Kennedy, Medlen, Maholm, Tillman
    RP – Rivera, Wilhelmsen, Janssen, Balfour

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pfitty: Lose Ike… Or maybe trade him for Rajai Davis or Coco, Young or some other SAGNOF’er…

      • Pfitty says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Dropped Ike. Of course now he’ll hit 30 HRs from here on.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Of course!

      • Pfitty says:
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        @Grey: Should I drop Soriano for Joyce?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  93. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I have noticed a few abandoned teams in some of my RCL’s. I asked myself, Why the hell would you sign up for a league in HERE and then abandon it? My best guess is that the competition makes them go and puss out. I have read too many questions from people in weak ass leagues and feel that when they jump into the RCL, then realize, “hey these guys are good, I can’t do this”. Well of course we are, we are all on a FBB website every day of the week. We are not going to our Yahoo or E$PN columnists once a week and seeing that Vernon Wells is having a resurgence in New York and should add him to our watch list. I have seen strategies that only work when you play against dummies and in the RCL you are not going to find a lot of that. Some people might be irrational and have differing strategies, but we all have a good baseline of knowledge. So, for the pussies that abandoned their teams and read this, don’t sign up for the RCL next year……

    If I have offended anyone because this is you then good…..cause, I still don’t give a f**K

    • Prezii says:
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      Get emmmm!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Prezii: you inspired my fire yesterday

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: yeah, i’m angry right now

        I hope I don’t piss you guys off by discouraging people from the RCL, but damnit, don’t abandon the razz league….thats just disrespectful

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t think anyone’s getting discouraged…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: thats good to hear, pissing you guys off would being like pissing off the mob, i don’t want to be ostracized by the razz

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                That stands for asterisk-hole; it’s a sign of endearment, especially from a man so full of hate.

                • Evil Grey says:
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                  @Sky: Ha. I’ll take it as such. We should have an a**hole-off

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Do we really wanna know who the best Goatse impersonator is though?

                    • Evil Grey says:
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                      @Sky: Dammit Sky, thanks for ruining my day by revisiting that image.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Ha, NOW who’s evil!

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Sky: yet I have nothing but love for you….sky can soothe the savage beast

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    The key is to not pet them backwards and sing off-tune.

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Evil Grey: you’re the daily A-Hole, I’m the volcano A-Hole, I only errupt from time to time….usually a pretty place to visit, just no where you would want to live full time.

  94. Jon says:
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    Who are you starting right now between Frazier and Lawrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Frazier

  95. Pete says:
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    Drop Tazawa for O’Day?

  96. booya says:
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    Harvey, Miller, and Frazier for R Zimm and Scherzer in a redraft H2H league?

    Pujols for Frazier and Profar in a keeper H2H?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @booya: Harvey side… Pujols side

  97. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    12 team mixed OBP league. Which side do you like better: Bautista or Marte/Medlen? I’d be getting Bautista. I have a pretty solid overall team at the moment so not looking for any stat in particular. I’m just not sure if I’d be leaving my staff too thin. If I trade Medlen I’d be left with: Sale, S. Miller, Minor, Ryu, Kennedy and McCarthy. I’d probably use the free spot to stream. If Miller gets shut down at some point and Sale inevitably gets hurt I’d end up hurting at starting pitcher. It just seems like Marte is coming back down to earth and Bautista would be a big upgrade especially in an OBP league.

    Thanks!

  98. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, who would you drop to activate Bailey? 10 team, H2H, 8×8
    Uggla, Estrada, Morrow, Kelly Johnson, Torii Hunter?

    Thanks

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Moscowitz: estrada

  99. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Strop or O’Day?

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: this is what Grey says in the very first player blurb above:” I’d grab Darren O’Day, and hope for the best”

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Moose Out Front: Sorry, skimmed through and musta missed it. Thanks.

  100. John says:
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    My offense blows. 5×5 OBP ESPN Roto league. My pitching is rocking it, (either #1 or #2 in each category), but hitting is all way under performing. What can I do?

    C Jonathan Lucroy
    1B Albert Pujols
    2B Marco Scutaro
    3B Todd Frazier
    SS Alcides Escobar
    2B/SS Zack Cozart
    1B/3B Garrett Jones
    OF Matt Kemp
    OF Ryan Braun
    OF Jay Bruce
    OF Michael Saunders
    OF Michael Bourn
    UTIL Josh Willingham
    Bench Shane Victorino
    DL Michael Cuddyer

    P Jordan Zimmermann
    P Matt Harvey
    P Homer Bailey
    P Ryan Dempster
    P Mike Minor
    P Trevor Cahill
    RP Andrew Bailey
    RP Junichi Tazawa
    RP Chris Perez
    RP Ernesto Frieri
    RP Aroldis Chapman
    RP Rafael Soriano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Your infield is a bit of a mess… I’d trade Harvey for Chris Davis, Segura, Phillips or someone like that… Lose Cozart or Jones and move new piece into CI or MI… I’d trade a closer with Harvey if it meant getting Edwin Encarnacion, Longo or Votto or a huge CI…

  101. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Is J Zimm fair for A Jones, A Jax, or Trumbo plus sweetner or Craig plus sweetner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Yeah… I’d take Jones, Trumbo, Craig, Jackson… In that order…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: straight up for J Zimm, he rejected Jones, but i can’t do straight Trumbo for Zimm straight up, seems a little heavy to his side.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ask him to throw in a top MR or Donkeycorn?

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I might try for A Jax or Craig? are either fair for me to go straight up J Zimm , I really don’t want trade Max, but maybe I should

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Holy shizzballs, your RCL team is kicking ass… Nicely done! I’d want slightly more than Jackson and Craig… Like a Donkeycorn too…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: 2 teams in the top 20 and one team in dead last, i had to sacrifice one to get to the top of the others

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m at the vapor store right now… Trying unicorn blood…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: oh and no war room or notes mitchezzzz…..just showed up to razz college everyday and sat in the front row, sometimes it felt like a clockwork orange, but at the end I’m better for it

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I know you did!

                  • Prezii says:
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                    Luckily Greys schlong reaches to the front row…

                    #hating

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      From the outfield in Safeco…

                    • Prezii says:
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                      HA! Hopefully they dont move the fences in…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m swordfighting the hitter already… Can’t get worse…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Prezii: its full of fantasy nutrients

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: now I have to figure out how to maintain, its going to be hard to trade shelby miller when you tell us every day to sell him, and to think I dropped LoCain, Marte and Carpenter before start of year….in my defense I grabbed shelby for carpenter so that worked out

  102. Moose Out Front says:
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    Willingham or Viciedo as a bench bat? (12 team HTH 6×6)

      • Moose Out Front says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. That actually tells me a lot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  103. Gator says:
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    Would you trade Miller or Moore for Marte?

      • Prezii says:
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        Looks like i dumped Marte at the best possible time..

  104. RedRox says:
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    Rios or Panda
    Shelby or Shields

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RedRox: Rios…Shelby… Both are coin flips on needs and team makeup…

  105. Jay says:
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    Number 5 is ALIVE. awesome movie… “hey laser lips, your mother was a snowblower”

    So I need some help on a trade because i kinda like it and kinda don’t. 10 tm H2H 5×5 plus TB and QS. 5 keepers
    Current roster *=Keeper
    C- Molilna, 1B- Votto*, 2B Altuve, 3B – Longo*, SS – Zobrist, IF – Asdrubal, OF Braun*, Heyward, Fowler, Util – Morse BN- Arenado, Tex DL, Hart DL
    SP – Verlander*, Strasburg*, Moore, Minor, Homer Bailey, Iwakama, Kendrick, Wandy
    RP – Romo, Perez, Papelbon

    Guy wants Longo. Is moving Longo/Minor for Grienke/Cespedes helpful to the team? I lowballed and offered Longo/Minor/Morse and my 10th rd pick for Grienke/Cespedes/Lawrie and his 20th rd pick. Too low? Would you move Longo, hold, go after Grienke?

    I appreciate the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: I wouldn’t move Longo on your team, especially not for a pitcher…. No problem…

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: Cool man. thanks. I had just moved MAchado for Heyward about a week ago. and ow I keep getting offers for Longo. Had they only been before I moved Machado…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: Sorry One More…

        Would you move either Altuve or Zobrist for Grienke? I know you’re probably thining I have enough pitching, but this league has been won on pitching for the past 4 years. Guys trade away their draft picks for the upcooming draft to laod up on pitchers going into the playoffs. Jsut trying to beat the rush this year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, have a ton of pitching already… No way in a ten team league do I trade a hitter for a pitcher in your league unless it’s lopsided…

          • Jay says:
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            @Grey: Sweet. normally I adhere to that philosophy as well, but it hasn’t won me anything. I’m hoping that changes this year.

            For S’s and G’s I sent hi an offer of Minor and my 10th rd pick fro Grienke and his 20th.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cool

  106. MasterofGrond says:
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    Sanabia was apparently unleashing the spitter against the Phils yesterday.

    That’s clearly the only reason he’s got the same stats as Hamels this year…

  107. EK says:
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    Start Masterson @ BOS?
    10 team H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Yup

  108. Buddy Guy says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Do you think there is still hope for Victor Martinez? Some had high asperations for him this year to bounce back but hes been abismal. Is it time to look for a temporary replacement at Catcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look elsewhere…

  109. JB says:
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    Which side you on – Simmons/Hamels vs. Segura/J-Fer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair… Would lean towards Segura…

  110. KCC26 says:
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    just traded corbin and gardner for price. like you, hoping that price heals fast and comes back strong!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent, hopefully Price is fine…

  111. Ron says:
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    Why does everyone value Cespedes more than Gordon when he has done (relatively)NOTHING to prove his worth this year? What am I missing here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He has power and speed, Gordon hit 14 homers last year…

  112. Aero says:
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    Am I irrational for offering Trumbo(or C Davis) and Ortiz for Pedroia to a team that desperately needs OF and 1b? The team also has Cano.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Aero says:
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        @Grey: Hoping to get a fill-in for Kinsler while on the DL and currently rolling with WW scum (Sogard, Bonifacio, Weeks, Betancourt, Amarista are the highlights. Profar was picked up by somebody else the moment Kinsler was DTD). Maybe I should just stick it out until Kinsler returns? If you think I should still do the trade, which should I offer frist? Trumbo or Davis? Or heck, should I make that offer for Cano instead of Pedroia?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Aero: Sure, try for Cano… I’d take Pedroia too…

  113. Eric W says:
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    My plan for later this week. RCL: 1) Pick up Beckham and drop Espinosa 2) Go buy pint of chocolate cookie dough ice cream 3) stare at my roster and see Moustakes, BJ Upton and Heyward 4) proceed to cry 5) Yell at my girlfriend about her not “getting” it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA!

  114. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Little known fact. The Italian version of the show “Growing Pains”
    was titled “Genitori in blue jeans” (translated “Parents in Blue Jeans”) Ha!

    Fantasy bonus: Another important factor of Teheran’s recent success is that
    in his last 5 starts he has a total of just 2 walks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

  115. airweino says:
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    Tavares & Garza for Alex Gordon in a 10 team keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  116. Anthony says:
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    @GREY : just got offered mujica for my Peavy. my closers have been a mess with wilhemsen and chisek what do you think???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  117. Dan says:
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    This is my lineup:

    C: Grandal (waiting till he comes back, there are no good C options on the ww)
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Pedroia
    3B: Chavez (Middlebrooks/Lawrie on bench)
    SS: Segura
    1B/3B: Allen Craig
    2B/SS: Kipnis
    OF: Cutch
    OF: Jones
    OF: Hamilton
    OF: Aoki
    Util: Asdrubal
    DL: A Jax
    SP: Mad Bum, Greinke, Zimmerman, Miller, Maholm, Lincecum (Price)
    RP: Parnell, Perkins, Perez

    I am in second place in my 10 team roto, but I am decently far behind 1st (132-121). I am at the top of almost all batting categories, but my pitching isn’t doing so well because of Price’s start, Greinke’s injury, and other factors, but I expect it to turn around. When Jackson comes back on Monday, I am going to have 5 good OF and 4 good MI on my team and one of them is going to have to go to the bench. I want to make a trade because there are players on the ww that I want to pick up, but have no room for. I tried selling Miller high, but no one would offer a fair price. Hamilton, Aoki, and Jackson don’t have much trade value right now and I don’t want to part with Cutch or Jones. That leaves me with trading a middle infielder. What would you recommend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your pitching will do better… I would trade Asdrubal for a Peavy type… Solid #2 without much flash…

  118. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    Lorenzo Cain or Alejandro de Aza ROS? Thanks Grey! Solid additions internet amigo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De Aza… Thanks!

  119. Doug says:
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    Hey Grey, thanks for all your fine, fantas-tic work (Rudy too). A guy in my league is off to a slow start… 12 team espn redraft 5×5, with CI and MI. I’m in first with Stanton and Price on the DL.

    I just got this trade proposed: I get 2b Pedroia, SP Wainwright, OF Andy Dirks, and SP Marco Estrada in exchange for my 2b Johnson, OF Choo, SP Shields and SP Corbin.

    I would try and replace Shields with Peavy, but would I still be giving up too much for Pedroia and Wainwright? I have Kelly Johnson, Rollins, and Rutledge for my middle infield. I have grown to love Choo and Corbin, but if I’m getting value here, I will make moves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Pedroia…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Carnac: I just had one of my latch key kid childhood flashbacks….thanks mighty turban

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Carnac: him and the frugal gourmet were my after school staples

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Frugal Gourmet was a pedophile, but I watched him every day too…

            • The Guru

              The Guru says:
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              And he said he was MY special tickle monster.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                He told me he put yeast in his pants.

                • sange-da-man says:
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                  @Grey:
                  You didn’t think it was weird that he had an endless loop of the Diff’rent Strokes episode where Arnold and Dudley “make friends” with the bike shop man playing in the background?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I had my suspicions. But he promised to show me how to make sausage…

                    • sange-da-man says:
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                      @Grey:
                      ‘Tis the day a boy becomes a man when he makes the afternoon tv switch from DuckTales to Frugal Gourmet…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I should’ve known when he put twelve shots of espresso liqueur in the tiramasu recipe…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @The Guru: he said that to all of us…*gets up and dials therapist*

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Grey: hahaha, the sausage making required a lot of practice in how to gently handle the casing as it throbbed, I mean pumped the fresh meat into your hands

            • Frank Grimes says:
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              @Grey: is this true? damn

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  120. Blue says:
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    Pick three: Miley, Teheran, Cingrani, Jayson Werth, Kyle Kendrick, Beachy.

    Also, Anthony Rendon playing secondbase in the minors. Interested?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Werth, Teheran, Teheran… I’m interested in Rendon, yeah…

  121. JB says:
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    Let me ask this a different way. If you had Segura and could move him and J-Fer to get Hamels and Simmons, is that enough of a pitching upgrade considering I also have Rutledge and Reyes on the DL if Simmons tanks? I understand J-Fer has outperformed Hamels so far, but he’s going to be limited and Segura cannot keep this up, right? So, in summary, if you don’t see it as a pitching upgrade for me, then I’m not doing it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Segura

      • JB says:
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        @Grey: Ok, thanks!

  122. Tom Thumb says:
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    Giancarlo + Strasburg or Kemp + Moore? XBH and OBP keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp, it’s fair…

  123. Wake Up says:
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    Day-um…Congrats to Jack fulla Manchego!!!

    doode has 2 teams in the top ten…

    please direct all Catcher questions his way!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Wake Up: thank you….and thats two in the top 20.

      play Yan Gomes when he starts

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: I always thought Manchego tasted like Hate…

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Wake Up: my Bizarro name is John Empty of Love

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: mine’s “Chlamydic Koala” or “Jerry”…whichever you prefer…

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Wake Up: I thought it was sleep down

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously!

  124. I have Wood and Dickey. Cust sayin’.

  125. Benny says:
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    In a Keeper League, would you suggest I trade for Ellsbury or Jennings? I’m in need of runs/steals and the owner is looking to move either of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ellsbury

  126. FrankGrimes says:
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    guy is offering me Minor for a middle draft pick next year. i should jump on it correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:would you buy gallardo too?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  127. Ron says:
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    Frazier or Belt. Who you got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

      • Ron says:
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        @Grey: No belief the Belt breakout? We have been waiting for this right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have belief in him but to an extent… I have more belief in the Frazier

  128. Jack says:
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    Is Corbin and Marte for Scherzer and Aoki (12 team, 6×6 h2h yahoo scoring) fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Aoki…

  129. Wake Up says:
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    I don’t see your handle up there “Evil Grey”

    How’s your team doing?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Meh, 6 out of 12. Thanks for asking.

  130. Carnac says:
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    “Choo will be out of the Reds’ lineup Tuesday against the Mets, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Manager Dusty Baker mistakenly thought left-hander Jonathon Niese was starting Monday rather than Tuesday, so he initially had Choo out of the lineup. Once Baker realized Shaun Marcum was starting Monday, he penciled Choo into the lineup, but look for Choo to sit Tuesday with Derrick Robinson likely getting the start in center.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s brilliant.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My eyes hate you… Phil Garner? Remy? Really?! I’m going to vomit.

          • Carnac says:
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            @Grey: Is there a way we can remotely change Rudy’s desktop picture?

            Look at that pic of Steve Yeager dancing! Does that look like a guy with a career.288 avg? No way!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Why are there buttocks in that article? Why is that on Baseball-Reference? Why can’t I stop looking at those pictures? I need a hot shower.

              • Carnac says:
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                @Grey: Why have I been staring at Steve McCatty’s naked chest wondering if that’s a hernia scar or just hair?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Why have I been trying to figure out if Phil Garner’s head is bigger than his junk?

                  • Carnac says:
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                    @Grey: “Rickey’s shorts leave little to the imagination. Check out Rickey’s profile. Look at the size of Rickey’s thigh.” – Rickey Henderson

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      “Rickey wanted full frontal but the magazine said no insert pull-outs.”

            • Carnac says:
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              @Carnac: Edit: .228 avg

  131. Wake Up says:
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    Team MAGPIES…I’d like to read 5,000 words about that…

  132. Andrew says:
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    How quickly should I look to trade Corbin away? I’m trying to pick up either: David Ortiz, Billy Butler, or Adrian Gonzalez. Who should I target for first, second, third and are these deals adequate?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take any of them for him… Butler, A-Gon…

      • Andrew says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I’m trying to make this deal this week… his value will never be higher after that game in Colorado.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

  133. Slob on my Cobb says:
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    @Grey

    How do you feel about my A. Jones for Cliff Lee and Jason Heyward? My pitching stats aren’t great and could make up some points there but I feel like my staff is pretty solid:

    Cain, Greinke, Samardjzia, Miller, Cahill, stashing Wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Lee in that trade…

      • Slob on my Cobb says:
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        @Grey:

        Cool, thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Slob on my Cobb says:
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      @Slob on my Cobb:

      Offense looks like this:

      Vmart, Prince, Rutledge. Longoria, A. Escobar, Jones, Choo, Jennings, Encarnacion

  134. J-Lef says:
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    Howdy Grey,

    With Arenado and Frazier slow to start, would you do A-Gon and Corbin for Longoria? For 1B, have Pujols and C.Davis with eligibility to back up.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Longo

  135. Mookie Wilson #1 says:
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    Great site Grey, Heisey or Chavez ROY?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! They’re not ROY guys… Chavez for now…

  136. Mariner Mike says:
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    Picked up Eaton what think? Productive guy?

  137. John Stamos says:
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    Hey Grey, quick one this time (for me, odd, I know!)… Pick a side:

    CC/Fowler v Latos/Choo

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

      • John Stamos says:
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        @Grey: Appreciate it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  138. EK says:
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    J. Williams vs SEA or Milone @ HOU

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @EK: Milone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams

    • Prezii says:
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      @EK: both.

      Sorry just making it complicated for you.

  139. Dan says:
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    Would you trade segura and shelby miller for Yu and victor? I have asdrubal/pedroia/kipnis at MI, greinke/mad bum/zimmerman/miller/maholm/lincecum/price at SP and grandal at C.

    • Dan says:
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      @Dan: would you rather have verlander instead of Yu? Also could probably get Melky/Coco instead of victor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura side

  140. booya says:
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    LoCain or Belt?

    How would you rank Haren, Estrada and McAllister?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain… You ranked them… Depends on matchups…

  141. Buddy Guy says:
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    Hey buddy,

    Pick up Yan Gomes for Hector Santiago?

    Catcher is Vmart….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  142. MattTruss223 says:
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    Wow, just offered a guy Matt Moore and Brett Lawrie for Beltre. He rejected with this note:

    ‘Both Lawrie and Moore are on my “do not use” list.’

    2 mins later he offered Beltre for Josh Rutledge, straight up.

    You sir, do not know how to haggle. Wow, I ran to accept as quickly as possible. It’s a Y! Pro League though, so I’m sure it will get vetoed. Unreal. This is the same league that vetoed my preseason trade of Adam Jones and some SAGNOF for Braun. Oh well.

    I now have no SS now (Reyes on DL). So…Peralta, Cozart, S.Drew and Alexei are available. My biggest need is AVG at the moment, maybe SBs. Who should I grab there?

    • JJ says:
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      @MattTruss223:
      WOW. Nice deal. Wish I could get that for Rutledge.
      I would grab alexei.

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @JJ: I know! I always see silly trade offers in the comments and say to myself, “Why can’t I get deals like this?”. Well, no more of that, ‘cuz I got a sucker! Unreal. Like I said, it’ll prolly get vetoed, so I won’t get too excited just yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy… Peralta…

  143. Ron says:
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    I’m in a 12 team H2H league and these guys are just sitting on the wire cold-chillin like a villian.

    BJ Upton, Weeks, Willingham, Miguel Montero, Youkilis

    Who do you have the most faith in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  144. Charles says:
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    I hate Catchers. Still stuck on zero HRs for the year from that position. Who would you replace Ruiz with: Pierzynski or Lucroy? And would you go with Grandal once his suspension is over, a week from now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      AJ… Id’ go to Grandal if AJ’s not hitting in the next week…

  145. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which of these future aces would you pick up first in a 12 team H2H 5X5 keeper league?
    Z.WHEELER
    G.COLE
    D.BUNDY
    I already have M.Harvey and A.Fernandez so I am doing well with young SP. Looking to make a preemptive strike. I have S.CISHEK on my bench and i think that its time for him to go.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  146. SpecialFNK says:
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    yahoo, 5×5, roto, 16 team, keeper (keep 5)

    giving- Shin Soo Choo, Kenley Jansen
    getting- Yoenis Cespedes, Nick Swisher

    good, or should I try and get more for the career year Choo is having?
    I feel like I want to get all I can for Choo, but I also want to move him while I can. great numbers, but BAD numbers vs LHP.

    MY TEAM.
    CA- Perez. 1B- Butler. 2B- Kendrick. 3B- Machado. SS- Rollins. IN- Konerko.
    OF- Choo. OF- Willingham. OF- Saunders. OF- Wells. UT- Gyorko.
    BN- Moustakas, Ozuna, Ankiel, Blanks, JMontero. DL- Bourjos.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- Liriano.
    RP- Reed. RP- Valverde. P- Jansen. P- Gregerson. P- Tazawa.
    BN- Milone, Santiago, Odorizzi, KGibson (dropping now that he’s not starting Friday).
    DL- Price, Carpernter, Baker.

    HIS TEAM (for what it’s worth)
    CA- Saltalamacchia. 1B- Pujols. 2B- Rutledge. 3B- Lawrie. SS- ECabrera. IN- Swisher.
    OF- Cespedes. OF- AJones. OF- Marte. OF- Gomez. UT- Moreland.
    BN- GJones, Donaldson, LScott, Myers, BHamilton, Franklin, Grandal. DL- Reddick.
    SP- Kershaw. SP- Peavy.
    RP- Papelbon. RP- Perkins. P- Lynn. P- WRodriguez. P- Iwakauma.
    BN- Wheeler, Cole. DL- Pineda, MAdams, Hudson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks decent for you…

  147. doug says:
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    Medlen+BJ Upton+Moreland for Gio and Kenly? can pick up belt too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio

  148. Wilsonian says:
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    8 Team H2H (5 player keeper). My offense has been nothing short of hot garbage lately. On paper they should be solid, but luckily for my opponents, the game isn’t played on paper. Here’s my roster:

    C – McCann
    1B – Fielder
    2B – Utley
    3B – Longoria
    SS – Tulo
    OF – J-Up
    OF – Jones
    OF – Marte
    UTIL – Jennings
    UTIL – Moreland
    BN – LaRoche
    BN – BJ-Up

    SP – Moore, Scherzer, Gio, Minor, Lester, Gallardo, Garza
    RP – Mujica, Holland, Bailey, Henderson, Parnell

    1) I picked up McCann right after he started hot, and he’s sucked since then. I know you’re a believer in the Popeil method, but it’s tough with good waiver adds. Do you hang on for dear life or add JP, Salty, or Sal?

    2) Utley has also been Shiite lately. I know I should probably hang on, but I’m wondering if his Zombino-ness is wearing off. Do I drop him for: Kelly Jo, Murphy, Seager, Scutaro, Uggla, Gyrko, or try to make a trade for Rutledge?

    3) Do I drop any of Moreland, LaRoche, or BJ-Up (my assumed only “droppable” players) for any of the following: Donaldson, De Aza, Alonso, Joyce, Venable, Gardner, Belt, Hosmer, Moustakas, Markakis, Brantley, Frazier, or Domonic?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Uggla 3. Upton for Venable, Moreland for De Aza

  149. The Sheriff says:
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    No podcast today? Probably tmrw then I’m guessing? Where’s capozzi!?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s tomorrow due to the rolling out of the player pages yesterday…

  150. Brendan says:
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    Looking to trade Adrian Gonzalez and Wandy Rodriguez for another SP. Please rank these:

    Stephen Strasburg
    David Price
    R.A. Dickey
    Cole Hamels
    Gio Gonzalez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Starsburg, Gio…

  151. Evil Grey says:
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    Choo or Cespedes ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Total coin flip though

  152. Jesus Duda you got an Uggla Bum says:
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    Grey,

    Love the insight, love the player pages!

    ROS, Haren, Neise, or Hudson?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You ranked them…

  153. Buddy Guy says:
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    Stash Kevin Gausman?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Buddy Guy: If you can afford to, why not?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  154. Ron says:
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    Trade away Fowler and Garza for Stanton. Would you do this even though the timetable for Stanton is completely unknown?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Stanton

  155. jason batteiger says:
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    16 team streamer for thurs, which is better?
    Porcello vs MIN (diamond)
    Gomez vs CHI cubs (e.jackson)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blech… Porcello

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: blech is right, but this is same league i gambled and put odorizzi out there yesterday, needed the starts. In better news, if porcello f’s up it could be the start of Smyly as starter, which i also have in that league.

  156. jason batteiger says:
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    pre update SON liked them both more than now.

  157. Jay says:
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    What do you expect from Tex assuming he comes back June 1? How much do you discount your original projections for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I expect him to get hurt again by August… I’d say 17 homers, .240… I’m being generous…

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: Well then I hope those homers within the first two weeks of him coming back so I can move him, amiright?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, youright.

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: Well then I hope those homers come within the first two weeks of him being back so I can move him, amiright?

  158. goodfold2 says:
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    even before his start yesterday, a trade was offer me for my odorizzi for opp’s chacin.
    I’m correct in thinking that even in 16 team league, chacin is just a road game streamer, yes, and i’m better off keeping odorizzi until he’s demoted and at that point looking for better pitcher on waivers? My offense is
    avila (ruiz dl), goldy,ellis/rutledge/gyorko,a-ramirez,dread pirate,j-up,choo,span,venable,d.gordon
    my SP are
    bailey,niese,scherzer,peavy,mcallister,odorizzi,milone,kendrick

    He also has ellis (C) and aybar at ss, brantley,victorino, and arenado. would i be better off trying to part him from one/some of those and I could give odorizzi, possibly with span and/or d.gordon. I’m assuming a.j.ellis is upgrade at catcher from avila and aybar is better ss (splitting with rutledge) than dee gordon. brantley/vic/arenado seem better than span at this point with WAS’s offense just terrible except for zimmerman. thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Assuming there’s better pitchers on waivers than Chacin, yeah… I’d take Arenado, Victorino, Brantley, in that order for that trade…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey:let’s see if i got this right
        1.so if these type of pitchers are available on waivers i should first do the ordorizzi for chacin trade, or if not then go on to attempting to get arenado/vic/brantley?
        capuano
        j.gomez
        porcello
        chatwood
        cloyd
        kazmir
        hefner
        francis
        stults
        2.value upgrade from avila to ellis isn’t worth trading for then while waiting for ruiz to come back
        3.aybar not big enough upgrade over gordon and y.escobar (waiverable) to worry about trading for.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: sorry, i typed email wrong. let’s see if i got this right
          1.so if these type of pitchers are available on waivers i should first do the ordorizzi for chacin trade, or if not then go on to attempting to get arenado/vic/brantley?
          capuano
          j.gomez
          porcello
          chatwood
          cloyd
          kazmir
          hefner
          francis
          stults
          2.value upgrade from avila to ellis isn’t worth trading for then while waiting for ruiz to come back
          3.aybar not big enough upgrade over gordon and y.escobar (waiverable) to worry about trading for.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: sorry grey, this was supposed to be linked to my earlier question about whether it’s better to trade odorizzi for chacin str up, or attempt to put together some package of one or more pieces of dee gordon/span/odorizzi for one or more of arenado/victorino/brantley? The pitcher list here was other waiverable pitchers showing chacin’s value vs them, due to odorizzi’s spot will soon be filled with one/more of them in a streamable capacity.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Yeah, those streamers are fine 2. Nope 3. Could be

  159. goodfold2 says:
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    ryu startable tomorrow in 10 teamer. SON really doesn’t like it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  160. Dan says:
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    Prince or Goldy ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prince

  161. Ron says:
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    Granderson or Cruz ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandy

  162. Choo Choo says:
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    I traded Butler, Beltran, and Burnett for Trout and Peavy. What’s your take on this deal? I have Ortiz and Moreland at first now. 12 team head to head Cat with OBP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did good…

  163. D Rich says:
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    Brandon swung on and Belt’d came up huge for me last night! Kudos on putting him in the buy/sell last week you visionary you. Can you tell me what’ up with Desmond Jennings? He’s no Kenny Lofton i tell you that but what can we expect moving forward…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool… Jennings is just struggling, he’ll come out of it and get his 17 homers, 30 steals…

  164. Choo Choo says:
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    Would you rather have Matt Carpenter or Kyle Seager manning 2B ROS? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thank God!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I’m not sure why but looking away only makes me want to look again…..and again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wish I could say I’ve stopped in the last two hours.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: my mom always had a thing for Yeager, now i know why….I think she has the playgirl with him in it

            trade update I give J Zimm and Santiago for A Jax and Viciedo….I’m dead last in runs

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              She working the water bottle to keep his hair glistening? Sounds fine for Austin and Viciedo, do it…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: If j.B. Shuck becomes relevant then we can call him Aw-Shucks

                I’m going to try that deal, if he doesnt want Santiago what OF should I throw in Markakis, Ethier or Joyce?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Joyce or Ethier

    • Prezii says:
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      @Carnac: ya know…. Im never going to get that back. Not to mention, its in my phones browser forever… Why would you do that to us!?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Prezii: you can erase your browsers history but your mind is another thing

  165. Bri-Guy says:
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    I can trade Goldschmidt, Stanton, and BJ Upton for Braun, Reynolds, and Harvey….any reason I shouldn’t do this Grey? 5×5 standard espn roto, 4 keepers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  166. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Is trading Beltran for Heyward a good sell high buy low trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Heyward

  167. crock says:
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    Heard Stanton may start jogging next week. Worth trading Holiday for him?
    Also Holiday/Gardner or Carlos gomez/Chapman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold off on Stanton there… I’d take Aroldis

  168. Dan says:
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    Shelby Miller and Asdrubal for Butler and Soriano?

    • Dan says:
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      @Dan: also would you do goldschmidt and price for latos and prince?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d take Prince

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soriano?

  169. Nico says:
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    Would you trade away Fowler and Felix Hernandez to get Cespedes and Medlan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  170. slojup says:
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    Who would be some candidates for a Shelby/Donaldson package? hehe How about each on their own? I put out hehe a bunch of offers and they were all rejected. Braun for Shelby/Donaldson? Cmon take it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea what you need… Maybe an Adam Jones? Fowler and a closer?

      • slojup says:
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        @Grey: Ah, sorry sir. C – Perez 1b – AuShizz 2b Infante 3b Longo SS Rollins OF Jones, Cruz, Choo Util/Bench – Donaldson, LaRoche, Rutledge DL Stanton, Hart, Eaton – filling in for Perez today is Montero. SP Strasburg, Lee, Scherzer, Samakjaskdjfa, Peavy, Miller, Garza

        Due to league settings and personal choice I’ve got no closers and it hasnt obviously helped me but it certainly hasnt killed me. So I tried for Cano and Pedroia and got nixed. Whatcha think? Much appreciated sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Try for Phillips…

  171. OldCrow says:
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    Everyone,

    What do you think is the right mix of starters and closers to have in a 12 team ROTO redraft league where we have 16 pitching slots (any combo) and points awarded in QS, WHIP, ERA, K/9, Innings, Saves? There is no bench for pitching. Currently have 10 starters and 3 MRs and 3 closers.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What you have sounds about right…

  172. David says:
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    Grey,
    Any reason why I’m still holding onto Matt Adams? Will someone playing 1B or OF on STL break a leg already?

    Got hitters like parra, nava, loney, schierholtz, brown, to name a few on my waivers and need a DH to stream for HR and/or SB when hunter and laroche are slumping.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Brown

  173. Jacks says:
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    Not many valuable insights to be gained on CBS, but this one caught my eye: “if you traded for Weeks May 22 last year, you got a second baseman who hit .255 with 17 home runs, 14 steals and 24 doubles over his final 440 at-bats.” Think he might pull off a similar turnaround this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be, depends what you’re paying to find out…

  174. Nico says:
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    What about trading Felix Hernandez, Frazier, and BJ Upton to get Medlen and Cespedes? I was looking to sell high on Felix, especially since he still seems to have some small injury bothering him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…

  175. OaktownSteve says:
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    “I heard Stanton may start jogging…” Will there be any jumping jacks? Perhaps a few sessions with a Denise Austin Get Fit! betamax cassette?

    Damn it want to hear “I heard Stanton may start hitting 480 bombs.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        480 foot bombs meant to say. I do crack up at the side conversation here sometimes about how we know too much about these guys.

        Reminds me of a comedy bit I heard a guy do once about how the same 3 guys did all the porn work in the late 80′s early 90′s and how weird it was to have spent so much time seeing those guys naked. The punchline was, “I actually got in touch with one of the guys and told him he had a suspicious mole on his back he might want to get checked out.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Oh no melanoma…

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Bill Hicks does a bit about motel porn…Spectravision, look it up on You Tube, i won’t post the link, but it’s basically two guys, one guy with a wah wah pedal and a hairy man ass

  176. Evil Grey says:
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    Fielder/Gardner or Scherzer/Cespedes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer, it’s fair…

  177. SteveNZ says:
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    OK, time for one of my “I don’t have much technical baseball knowledge, but… ” and “I don’t watch much actual baseball, but… ” comments.

    The only time I have seen Corbin pitch was in the Sportscenter highlights last night. Dude seems to have a really long delivery – like you think he’s going to release the ball and then his throwing motion lasts a few fractions of a second longer before he lets the ball go. Wonder if that throws guys off a bit.

    And can’t prove this, but it looks like he releases the ball closer to the plate than a lot of guys, which can make a guy pretty difficult to handle. As per this:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/tom_verducci/04/12/fastballs.trackman/index.html

    Of course, I could be talking out of my ass. Not like I haven’t done that around here before…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well, he can dunk so there’s that…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Btw, this was always talked about regarding Randy Johnson… How his wingspan added to his fastball…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Oh, he would be the poster child for the data in that Verducci article. Chapman would be another candidate I would think.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: when you said “randy johnson” and “wingspan” I immediately thought of the time he hit that bird. I’m an animal lover, but that truly was an epic and hilarious moment in baseball history.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I remember Dave Winfield hitting a seagull… And getting in trouble for it…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      Back in my admittedly humble playing days, I hated hitting against tall guys. Yeah there is a noticeable difference and it feels like the guy is right on top of you. The other thing is depending on the arm angle, it can feel like the ball is coming downhill on you. The tilt. Adds another degree of difficulty.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Oh yeah, that was the other thing I noticed with Corbin. A lot of tilt.

        It’s the same in cricket (the summer game we play around here). Tall bowlers are generally much more difficult to handle – and of course bounce comes into the equation in cricket too.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @SteveNZ:

          I dig cricket. I was unemployed living in Belgium for a good spell and I used to watch cricket on the BBC. The one day international format isn’t that far off the feel of a baseball game. I even listened to games on the BBC on long wave. One of the top bowlers at that time was this tall Pakistani guy named Shoaib Akhatar. Good example of the leverage the big guys get.

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @OaktownSteve: Forgive my impertinence, but I’m not sure Shoaib is the best example. He’s tall, but not overly tall at 6′.

            What he did have was an incredibly muscular build (steroid-aided I’d wager)and a run up that built an incredible amount of momentum into a slinging delivery of the ball. As you probably saw, His great asset was to be able to move the ball through the air into and away from the batsman at well over 90 mph.

            I was thinking more of West Indian guys like Joel Garner and Curtly Ambrose – search YouTube for them and you’ll see what I mean.

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @SteveNZ:

              I’m sure you’re right. I do remember he was the fastest bowler out there. I remember him as being pretty tall for some reason.

              Enjoyed watching cricket. Cool sport. Like the spin bowlers too. Same concept as in baseball. The art of deception.

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @OaktownSteve: Oh, he was quick all right. He sat in the high 90s for much of his career.

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @OaktownSteve: And yes, it’s a great game. Similar to baseball in a lot of ways in terms of lore and tradition. And the rhythm of the two games is quite similar.

                Cricket is also a fantastic game to listen to on the radio, as I understand baseball to be also.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @OaktownSteve: right on brotha, I use to play against a kid that was 6’6 at 13, could never get good contact on him…..on the other side of the coin, I loved the facing the shorties

  178. Thrilla says:
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    In a 12 Team H2H league with OBP + SLG + K/9 +QS: who do drop for a Kinsler replacement (my DL slots filled with Eaton, Beachy)?

    C. Santana
    Pujols
    _________
    Longoria
    Rollins
    Jones
    Pence
    De Aza
    Rotating Util: Frazier – Lawrie – Arenado
    DL: Kinsler, Eaton

    Zimmermann
    Scherzer
    H. Bailey
    Tillman
    Milone
    Kendrick
    McCarthy
    Ryu
    Odorizzi
    Teheran

    Best 2B available: Infante, Betancourt, Gyorko, Uggla, Valdespin, Ellis, Amarista

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi…Gyorko

  179. ferris says:
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    blood for saves, nl-only

    i give

    cashner (i have SPs galore)
    gregorius
    for
    kenly jansen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds okay, assuming your Didi replacement is fine…

  180. Mike says:
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    12 Team H2H. Was just Offered Trout for Verlander. I also have Lee, Strasburgh, Harvey, Peavy and Lester. No brainer right?

    • JJ says:
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      @Mike:
      uh yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Trout

  181. JJ says:
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    Would you start Lawrie vs Cobb
    or
    Reynolds vs Scherzer tonight?

  182. Wake Up says:
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    congrats to Miss Swish…who just birthed a smiling sideburn…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Wake Up:

      Hope the kid likes his milk with a side of silicone.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @OaktownSteve:

        Maybe I’m thinking of his ex. Cheap joke.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @OaktownSteve: What were you saying about knowing too much about these guys…

        • Wake Up says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Anything ever come of your MPT work? Replacement level benchmark go anywhere?

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Wake Up:

            Still working on it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  183. Grey — could you give me an idea what level of M.I. I could target if I trade away, say, Starling Marte or Jon Jay? I know it will depend a lot on the needs of the other manager, but it would be helpful if you could help me figure out the approximate range to shoot for. Thanks …!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phillips, Segura, Kipnis…

  184. Havey says:
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    Grey — I just got offered a trade… His Matt Carpenter for my Rafael Soriano. I also have Henderson, Holland, and Valverde as closers so I need to unload 1 or 2.. Would you take it? Think Carpenter can keep it up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, Carpenter’s fine if you need counting stats…

  185. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: I like Tom Jacks. You should keep him around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, okay…

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: On the other hand, there was another writer who posted a terrible roundup a week or so ago that you should punt. Is there a writer named Hotep or something like that?

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @SwaggerJackers: he goes by bubba for short. I’m sure grey will get right on either ripping up or writing up those firing notices. Funny shit right here.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think so… Different site!

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey: hahahahaha

  186. Eric says:
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    Haha I’m trying to see what I should get for Shelby and Masterson (Terrible schedule…)

    12 team H2H League

    Would you trade them both for… (Just a “Y” or “N” and if it’s close “YC”, “NC” )
    1) Chris Sale
    2) Scherzer
    3) Darvish
    4) Strasburg
    5) Cliff Lee
    6) Buchholz

    Thanks! I just need an idea of what to adjust with each offer.

  187. Clint says:
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    So, I took your dual advice of selling high on Shelby Miller & getting Max Scherzer asap, Grey. Tell me if your padawon did well in this one:

    Traded Shelby Miller and Starling Marte
    for
    Max Scherzer and Jay Bruce

    I also snatched Profar.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Clint: I’ll defer…but I’ll add…I just traded Miller for Bruce yesterday…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice deal…

  188. jason batteiger says:
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    any thing weird going on with rutledge being benched 2nd out of last 5 days? he’s cut his K rate a lot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, just Weiss futzing…

  189. Mike says:
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    Afternoon Grey.

    Pick 2 please and thank you.

    B Crawford, D Gregorious, D Gordon, A Simmons

    Are any a must pick up up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope… Simmons, Didi

  190. SlurveS says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thanks again for your help with the Mauer for Price deal. I’m curious, a guy in my head to head league is looking to offload Brett Lawrie (he’s got Machado and prefers him). I’ve got Kyle Seager.

    Who do you like better, going forward? Seager or Lawrie? Keeping in mind, we’re Canadians in this league, so guys tend to horde their Blue Jays (which is why I currently have zero on my roster). I’ve also got Sano stashed for the future. Would trying to work a deal for Lawrie be a waste of my time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie… But not worth your time…

  191. Mike says:
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    aThanks for the above answer. Now if i could just bother you for one more string of questions…

    1. Would you trade Granderson and Ryu for Strasburg?

    2. Would you trade Granderson for Heyward?

    3. Which trade do you prefer?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Yes 3. Either… 1

  192. Oppo Taco says:
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    Hey grey, gotta start 2 of these guys tonight, who ya got?
    Arenado (ARZ)
    BJ Upton (MIN)”
    Profar (OAK)
    De Aza (BOS)
    Upton is pretty much already locked to my bench until further notice but figured I’d throw him in. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Isn’t a little late for this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arendado, De Aza

  193. SteveNZ says:
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    Wow. Brantley hitting cleanup for the Tribe…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice since I have him, hopefully he does something…

  194. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    thinking of dropping Saunders, would you drop for Martin, DeJesus, or Murphy or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

  195. malamoney says:
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    Noting on Jaime Garcia yet, huh?

  196. Evil Grey says:
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    Choo/Altuve or Braun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun, but it depends on needs…

  197. Pipa says:
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    So I offered Beltran and Carpenter for Wainwright and it got shot down. Dude can’t part with his Ace. What would you do……Carpenter for Dickey, or Carpenter for Ervin Santana? Who do you like for the rest of the year?

    • Pipa says:
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      @Pipa: or Burnett, or Travis Wood….he has them all!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carpenter for Dickey…

  198. MasterofGrond says:
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    Kelly Johnson with another home run, now at 8 on the year with 4 steals and a rather respectable .272

    Imagine actually drafting Kinsler in the 3rd round

    So glad I learned my lesson last year.

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @MasterofGrond: I wouldn’t crown Kelly Johnson just yet, but if all things align for him, yeah he could be pretty awesome.

      • MasterofGrond says:
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        @Evil Grey: Oh no, he’s not that good. But my point here is, at second base, nobody is.

        Except Cano and maybe Pedroia.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hopefully he keeps it up…

    • Prezii says:
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      @MasterofGrond: happens every year with him around this time. Ive seen this movie before…

      That said, i picked him up a couple days ago and i plan on riding the wave.

  199. Evil Grey says:
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    Kemp/Buccholz or Choo/A-Ram?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp, it’s fair, depends on needs…

  200. Evil Grey says:
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    Oh Niese. As a Mets fan, I’m telling everyone who keeps asking about him, to drop his ass!

    • MasterofGrond says:
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      @Evil Grey: Everything sure seems to have gone sideways for him in a hurry.

      Well, resumed their normal sideways position in a hurry.

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @MasterofGrond: Afraid he’s going the way of Pelfrey. Looked promising, had one good year you think they would build on, then the bottom drops out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he hasn’t looked good all year… Disgraceful List is where he should be…

  201. Evil Grey says:
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    Last one….for today ;)

    Fielder/Gardner or Scherzer/Cespedes

    Deep league and my staff is pretty rickety. Have Goldy at 1B already.

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Evil Grey: Sorry, meaning I’d be getting the Scherzer side

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @Evil Grey: NM, I asked that already. Too many leagues!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d take Scherzer if you need pitching…

  202. mzyptlk says:
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    I was offered Cueto for Chris Davis. I’m thinking of countering with Davis/McLouth for Cueto/A. Jackson. Should I take his offer, counter, or decline ?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @mzyptlk: Never hurts to counter (well it could if they’re a petulent child) but I would try yours.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take the Jackson counter…

  203. Slob on my Cobb says:
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    @Grey

    ROS who you got– Alex Gordon or Jason Heyward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  204. doug says:
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    Do you think Nolasco vs the White Sox this weekend will be the best stream option of the week? if not do you have a better one?

  205. Hondo says:
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    Huh,I don’t have any questions today.This is a reflection of your awesomeness Grey. Thanks for being so cool and all the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  206. MasterofGrond says:
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    SCHERZER WITH NO STRIKEOUTS THROUGH 4 INNINGS

    I AM NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE TYPE OF THING I’M SEEING

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…You sound like Drunk Hulk.

      • MasterofGrond says:
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        Shit, that would have made a good Bay to Breakers costume.

        NEXT YEAR

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          GOOD IDEA

  207. Dan says:
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    What kind of bat would you be looking for in a return for segura? What kind of pitcher? Can you suggest specific players instead of saying #1 this or #2 that? Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmerman, Jones, Holliday, Wainwright, Scherzer

  208. SteveNZ says:
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    Chris Dickerson? WTF is going on here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beast mode.

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @SteveNZ: Phil Hughes

      • Prezii says:
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        Phil Mode.

  209. mzyptlk says:
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    Cueto or Lester ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

  210. nightpandas says:
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    Drop Carter for Ike or Konerko?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  211. Dan says:
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    Segura, Goldy, Shelby Miller or Prince, Verlander/Yu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy, it’s fair…

  212. bill says:
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    Just got offered A Gonz and Jose Fernandez for sale. Im tempted cause my hitting is pretty bad so far. Also it is a keeper league. What do ya think? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take A-Gon

      • bill says:
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        @Grey: you like Fernandez keeper value better than sale?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  213. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Dietrich or boneface?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boneface

  214. herschel says:
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    @Grey: niese, mccarthy, hammel, parker, phelps and doubront – any worth rostering over odorizzi in a weekly roto redraft?

    gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy

  215. Dan says:
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    Segura, McCutchen, Shelby Miller for Miggy, Wainwright/Strasburg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy and Strasburg

  216. Targaryen says:
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    Dropping morrow in my 10 teamer for a C till Perez feels better. U like AJ or Vmart? I like vmart, wanna believe in vmart just dont trust him yet this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      AJ

  217. SteveNZ says:
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    Sigh. That McGee Hold would have been nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doh

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Having a shocker picking which relievers to roster at the moment.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, never heard that expression before…

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: I was going to ask if that was a regional colloquialism…could mean something different here…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @royce!: HA! Yeah, not the kind of things we tell people, Steve.

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @royce!: @Grey: Ha! That’s pretty funny.

                • royce! says:
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                  @SteveNZ: Of course, I’m the guy walking around with a “Beaver Rooter” shirt…

  218. herschel says:
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    SAGNOF watch:

    Jemile Weeks has been playing some shortstop at Triple-A Sacramento. Weeks offered to learn the position in hopes that it would give him a better chance to be called up. He’s actually appeared in more games as a shortstop (14) than he has as a second baseman (12) for Sacramento, and River Cats manager Steve Scarsone has told Bob Melvin that Weeks is “very playable” at the position. Weeks is batting .285/.413/.376 with two homers and eight steals at Triple-A.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  219. Descarte Before The Horse says:
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    I laughed out loud because every time I get one of those coupons in the mail, all I can think is, “Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don’t know, I don’t know if we’ll have enough time.”

    But seriously, Lucroy, V-Mart, or Russell the Alyssa Milano love muscle?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yup! Martin… Hittertron likes Lucroy this week…

      • Descarte Before The Horse says:
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        @Grey: Well, Lucroy’s 2/3 with a R and a RBI tonight, so yeah, don’t F with the Hittertron. Plus, he’s been batting 5th despite not hitting his weight this month, so hello upside. I mean, catcher upside, not like actual upside. Wait, Ron Popeil just called and said “He’s a F’in catcher, who gives a S.” Right, I forgot.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem…

        • Targaryen says:
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          @Descarte Before The Horse: tonight he was also going up against a pitcher he got to study better than anyone else for a few seasons

  220. Dan says:
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    Kipnis/Jones or Braun/Altuve?

    Middlebrooks or Lawrie ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun…. Lawrie…

  221. SpecialFNK says:
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    yahoo, 5×5, roto, 16 team, keeper (keep 5)

    give- Josh Willingham
    get- Brian McCann

    good? or maybe I should be asking for more/getting more for Willingham?
    I have Perez, but I don’t think he is going to give me the power numbers. McCann could give me power, and his AVG should be better?
    I also picked up Jesus Montero off waivers hoping he can produce, but I’m not holding my breathe. if I got McCann I’m sure I could move Perez to someone else.

    MY TEAM.
    CA- Perez. 1B- Butler. 2B- Kendrick. 3B- Machado. SS- Rollins. IN- Konerko.
    OF- Choo. OF- Willingham. OF- Saunders. OF- Wells. UT- Gyorko.
    BN- Moustakas, Ozuna, Ankiel, Blanks, JMontero. DL- Bourjos.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- Liriano.
    RP- Reed. RP- Valverde. P- Jansen. P- Gregerson. P- Tazawa.
    BN- Milone, Santiago, Odorizzi, KGibson (dropping now that he’s not starting Friday).
    DL- Price, Carpernter, Baker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Willingham…

      • SpecialFNK says:
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        @Grey:

        would it make a difference if I offered Paul Konerko instead? making it Konerko for McCann.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You don’t need two catchers…

          • SpecialFNK says:
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            @Grey:
            lol well actually I already have 2 in Salvador Perez and Jesus Montero, so Brian McCann would make it 3.
            but I’ve been wanting a catcher to give me more HR. at this point I would be surprised if Perez gets to 10. his FB% is awfully low. he should still have a good AVG, so I shouldn’t have a problem trading him.
            I’ve been trying to look for more HR, getting impatient waiting for the likes of Konerko and Moustakas to improve.

  222. MasterofGrond says:
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    I am getting the distinct feeling I may not get to own Scherzer next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well, was surprised he was ownable this year so you never know.

  223. Jason says:
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    Grey
    Tommy Hanson? Forget about him? Favorable matchup only? Worth a flier?
    I figure maybe he’ll dedicate his season to his stepbro and reel off a couple decent starts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget him

  224. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Who would you rather own out of these two? Moustakas or Brantley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @EL BURRO: I love this place

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, was about 30 minutes too late…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: is he wheeler good?

        • @Jack Full of Hate:

          http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=592332

          I follow a lot of the AA / AAA prospects as possible in my “free time”. I’ll defer to Scott’s (prospect guy’s) opinion, but here’s my quick take:

          6’3′, 190 lbs, 22 years old. Right Handed Pitcher.
          Pitching in AA Bowie, 46 ip, 2-4/ 3.11 era / 1.06 whip / 49 ks
          25% k rate, 2% walk rate + 51% ground ball rate.

          FB: 96-97 mph with some movement, can reach 99 mph. plus pitch
          CH: 82-83 mph. best pitch, plus pitch.
          CB: 80-82 mph. plus pitch.

          great command + great stuff = muy bueno and one of the best arms in the minors. Front of the rotation type stuff.

          Grab asap. I think that’s a universal pick-up. At the very least, it’s an acquire and see what happens. I typically hate AL East pitching, but this is one of those guys I’ve been eyeing all year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Could be, yeah

      • @Grey:

        I finished my Benito’s carne asada burrito before you did… Actually, I made the pre-emptive grab in my 14 team league this evening cause I heard rumblings all over twitter.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, wish you would’ve said something sooner and now I want a Benito’s burrito!

          • @Grey:
            Benito’s burrito+ Gausman = $$ night.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A night I can only dream about

    • Prezii says:
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      @EL BURRO: thanks EL BURRO! Many tacos headed your way…

  225. Harold says:
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    Gausman worth a number 1 waiver pick up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  226. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: 250 FAAB. What’s the bid for Gaussman in redraft leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea anything about the league… Will say $11

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: sorry. 12 team weekly roto redraft.

  227. fweddstah says:
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    I have Fielder Goldschmidt Gordon and Marte.
    I only have 3 positions available for all four players. Would it be a bad move to trade Gordon or Marte for Masterson. I need pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte…

  228. B.o.B says:
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    Cashner or Gausman in a 10 team league?

    • B.o.B says:
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      @B.o.B: also Teheran or Gausman

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Teheran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  229. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    damn you Prezzi, I was in the midst of adding and you beat me by seconds….I have him in my other two RCL’s

    • Prezii says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: hahaha i ran to the waivers in all my leagues! I did the RCL last cuz i figured you would grab him, seeing you read burros post first. Sorry man!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Prezii: I went to your league last, least important, and was trying to figure who to drop. I was going to drop Saunders and go without a 5th OF until Cuddyear came off the DL

  230. mzyptlk says:
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    Betancourt removed with injury-I picked up Brothers.

  231. Grey

    Grey says:
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    GRAB REX BROTHERS

    • c0wfunk says:
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      @Grey: watching to see what Goldie did before crashing for the eve and bam out goes betancourt. Researching who to grab (got brothers) and see the gausman news. Not a bad 2for omw to bed! Imagine there will be dismay when my league mates wake up :)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Brothers

        • c0wfunk says:
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          @Grey: got him. Thanks!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Grey: what about Belisle?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Brothers has been lights out and in the 8th…

  232. SteveNZ says:
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    Fucking Royals. Just couldn’t keep a 3-run lead, could they?

    Shitty day everywhere.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: And Holland walks the first batter. Of course he does. FFS.

    • royce! says:
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      @SteveNZ: Except for picking up Brothers…though maybe that came out wrong, sort of like “having a shocker”…Seriously, if it’s in all caps and you did it, you win!

      • Prezii says:
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        @royce!: watch as Steve figures out his relief shituation while giving himself the SHOCKER.

        *crowd ah’s*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, so crappy…

  233. The badger says:
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    Grey

    Just your opinion needed

    You have the number one pick and the choice is Miggy at his best or the old Pujols at his best who you picking?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

  234. RedRox says:
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    Cuddy over Moss?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cuddy

  235. Prezii says:
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    Looks like christmas came early for me… Good thing i was razzballin tonight, i coulda missed out! :D

    -plug over-

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bah humbug, I missed him…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey: damn… Plenty more to come up, though.

  236. Dan says:
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    Gausman or Wheeler ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  237. SteveNZ says:
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    Fuck you too, Duensing. Fucking idiot.

    • Prezii says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      RCL- 4/0/1/1/.167

      It could be worse, right?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Prezii: H2H: 4/0/1/0/.167/.355

        RCL: 5/0/3/0/.182

        • Prezii says:
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          @SteveNZ: oh geezus Steve… You are lookin Ike Davis-ish right now. Stand closer to the computer?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Prezii: I am streaming Jerome Williams against the Mariners in the RCL so there’s that.

            • Prezii says:
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              @SteveNZ: nicee! SON endorse that one? Hes usually a fan of jerome..

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Prezii: Yeah – $14. Angel offence seems to be creaking into life too, which helped the decision.

                • Prezii says:
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                  @SteveNZ: yeah i agree and speaking of which, trout just helped my soiled stats for today.

  238. Duncan says:
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    Hate to do this…but I’m gonna.

    Here is my team. Where can I improve/what moves should I make? As you can tell by my roster..I am an avid Razzball reader.

    C-Russel Martin
    1b-Rizzo
    2b-Rutledge
    SS-Starlin Castro
    3B- Middlebrooks
    IF- Mitch Mooreland
    OF-Justin Upton
    OF- McCutchen
    OF- Aoki
    OF- Alejandro De Aza
    UTIL- Martin Prado

    BN-Nolan Arenado
    BN-Dominic Brown

    SP-James Shields
    Sp-Mat Latos
    SP- RA Dickey
    SP-Anibal Sanchez
    SP-Shelby Miller
    SP-Franciso Liriano
    SP- Ian Kennedy
    RP-Jim Henderson
    RP-Brandon League
    RP-Kenley Janesn
    RP-David Hernandez

    DL-Adam Eaton
    DL-Peter Burjous

    Sorry….I hate people that do this too but I’m stupped!! Like the squad but it needs more!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What are you hurting in? How many teams in your league? Your offense looks a bit like a problem…

      • Duncan says:
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        @Grey: 12 team league..I’m hurting right now in RBI and AVG. I like my hitters though and think they will come around for the most part. I could use another big bat but I really like the pitchers and feel like I have a big advantage there. What do you think? Would you make a move or sit tight?

        • Duncan says:
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          @Duncan: One trade possibility is I give Shelby Miller and get Jean Segura. He could fall off though??

  239. Oppo Taco says:
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    Grey is Dan haren worth dropping for brothers? My league only uses two RP slots and I currently have Holland and Street so one would have to Be benched but obviously not dropped. My saves are also my weakest category, but I know they’re fickle. Also worth noting that my league has a limit on waiver transactions (currently used 13/30) thanks.
    SP – MadBum, Shields, Harvey, Zimmerman, Haren, wheeler, Gausman
    RP – street, holland,
    DL – Madson, ogando

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  240. Votto-Voom says:
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    Does anybody know the deal on Bettancourt throwing 2 pitches and coming out tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s hurt, grab Brothers, read above comments.

  241. Steve Stevenson says:
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    If I want to grab Gausman now the only guy I can drop is Lawrie, who’s riding the pine while i start Gyorko at 3B. Otherwise have to wait till morning and he’ll be gone. Make the move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  242. SteveNZ says:
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    Sub catcher while Perez is hurt:

    Pacheco
    Hanigan
    Soto
    AJ Ellis

    14 team h2h, avg + obp…

    • royce! says:
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      @SteveNZ: Ellis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually Ellis

  243. SteveNZ says:
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    And Trout hits for the cycle. At least I own him somewhere….

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: The last Angel to do it?

      Figgy.

      *faints*

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: And I had him on the bench. Didn’t check the lineup. It’s a dark, dark day.