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It’s deja vu all over again.  It was almost a year ago that Tim Lincecum threw a no hitter vs. the Padres.  Only thing better would be if they both came on 4/20.  After the game, Lincecum said, “I felt unstoppable the whole game.  Even if something was hit, I felt like there was a giant baseball mitt in the outfield,” then seeing the giant baseball mitt sculpture in AT&T Park’s outfield, Lincecum slowly looked around to see if anyone else saw what he did, then said, “Dude,” five or six times, then refused to answer any more questions.  The Padres are a team that could be no-hit any time they step on the field, so, in some ways, they fulfilled their destiny yesterday.  What’s the difference between the Padres bats and Tony Gwynn?  I remember when Tony Gwynn was alive.  “Dude, seriously, do you see that giant mitt?”  Yes, Lincecum, leave us alone.  In the game following Lincecum’s no-hitter last year, he threw three and two-thirds innings and gave up eight runs, so, while this was a nice game, I wouldn’t go thinking Lincecum is suddenly the pitcher he was in his Cy Young years.  A paranoid Lincecum runs by, “There’s a giant mitt out there!”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Buster Posey – 4-for-4, 2 RBIs.  He had infinitely as many hits as the whole Padres team!  That’s gotta be some kind of record.  Where’s Tim Kurkjian when you need him?  Oh, he’s busy talking to dolphins.

Pete Kozma – Cards designated him for assignment.  Since I believe my 8th grade science teacher’s name was Mr. Kozma, it’s about time someone gave a Kozma an assignment!

Kolten Wong – His MRI came back clean; there’s just some bruising in his rotator cuff area.  He might’ve just took a…Wong turn!  *drops mic*  Ow, my toe!

Marco Gonzales – 5 IP, 5 ER.  Now that the Cardinals have thrown their number one draft pick from last year in Coors for his first major league start, maybe they can boost his confidence some more by offering him up to throw in the Home Run Derby.

Matt Adams – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (9) and legs (2).  He’s Ufeign Bolt!  Ate-Too-Much-Grain Bolt?  Don’t-You-Refrain-From-Seconds Bolt?  He needs a studied tattoo artist to do some proper fat-looking lightning bolts.  And how about his third homer in the last three games?  He’s chewing up Coors and spitting it out!  Then smearing it on a piece of Melba toast and eating it again.  What?  It’s hard to get foie gras anymore.

Yohan Flande – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Elsewhere, Yohan Pino pitched terribly.  C’mon, it’s obvious what’s going on, isn’t it?  Prospects in Latin America are changing their name to a variation of Johan because they want to be memorable to American scouts.  Next thing you know, a Yohan Benson is going to show up with Aña Benson by his side.

Justin Masterson – Will miss his next start with a sore knee.  Is that what they’re calling crap pitching nowadays?  A sore knee?  Okay.

Michael Brantley – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  When he hits a home run, the sound I hear is muah.

Yan Gomes – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  I’ve had Mesoraco, Montero, Norris, Ramos and Gomes as a catcher this year and yesterday might be the first homer I’ve had on my team.  Really have to stop picking my catcher scab.

Corey Kluber – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.09.  You don’t have to pretend to enjoy Red Bull and glow sticks to get down with this Kluber!

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  He’s Yoga Fire from Street Fighter, wearing nothing but a dashiki and a badass case of halitosis only the fire is coming from his bat.  You look at your favorite manga and J.D.’s a seemingly sweet looking pig-tailed girl with nunchuks instead of a bat and he’s smacking everything 375 feet the other way.  If you’re letting Martinez sit on your waivers, he’s going to nunchuk you.

Victor Martinez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  Okay, when is a random journalist going to accuse him of PEDs?  Come on, we know it’s coming.

Carlos Pena – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  This is more shocking than a home run by Dee Gordon or Ben Revere.  I really figured Pena was done.  Like ‘why isn’t he playing with Meatloaf in a celebrity softball league’ done.  Still he’s just an AL-Only league grab at this point, but I’m like a cyclops with a monocle on him.  I need power, yo!

Erasmo Ramirez – Optioned to Triple-A!  Shoot, I prematurely exclamation marked.  I mean, Taijuan Walker is going to come up!  Probably!  Mariners haven’t said anything, but the writing’s on the wall for Taijuan to finally join the rotation on Monday.  I’ve never said finally and meant it so much.  Damn, that took forever.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 4 IP, 5 ER.  Harrumph, my dashi is cold and my noodles are limp.

Mike Zunino – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  C’mon, Grey, you just got a homer from Yan Gomes.  Let Zunino go.  *removes batteries from wireless mouse*  There, no catcher pickups for me.

Kyle Seager – 3-for-4 and his 12th homer.  You better hope he gets cold or I’m never going to stop talking about how people wanted to drop him.

Brad Miller – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer.  Now has four homers in June and is hitting .311, which is a whole lot better than the band 311 or what Miller had done the previous two months.  The dream is still alive!

Clay Buchholz – 7 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks as he returned from the DL.  Well, he looked better than before he hit the DL, but still not great, and nowhere as good as in day games.  Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, sun tan lotion.

Shane Victorino – Shut down with back soreness.  Oh, quit your cryin’ Hawaiian!

Brock Holt – 2-for-5, 2 runs.  Another day, another multi-hit game.  Ho-hum.  Ah, that reminds me of before I was married.

Daniel Nava – 3-for-4, 1 RBI.  With Victorino being treated for ‘old,’ Nava has been playing every day.  Okay, until yesterday he hadn’t been hitting that well, but he is capable and surely available in your league and don’t call me Shirley.

Oswaldo Arcia – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer.  Wow, I thought he retired.  Nice of you to join us again, Arcia.

Danny Santana – Left yesterday’s game with knee soreness.  Fun fact!  Little Adolf Hitler of St. Petersburg, Florida has née soreness.

Garrett Richards – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, and his ERA is at 2.76.  So, you’re saying he was the young Angel to draft instead of Skaggs?  Got ya, loud and clear.  Thanks, voice in my head!

Erick Aybar – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI and 2 steals.  He has 39 RBIs on the year.  That’s only six less RBIs than Tulo and only seven less than the top shortstop for RBIs, Hanley.  Seriously.

Brad Mills – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  How’s your middle infielder sleeper doing?  Well, mine is pitching with a lackluster pseudonym!  The A’s have turned garbage into gold (and green) before with their pickups, but Mills is a journeyman with an 86 MPH fastball.

Brandon Moss – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .259 on the year.  Moss has actually cut his Ks a decent amount this year and upped his walks.  He feels like a guy that gets underrated pretty regularly and I wouldn’t be surprised if you could buy him on the low.

Coco Crisp – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  He’s been hitting the snooze button all year.  Gets hot — buzzer — snooze, and repeat.  Hopefully this is the start of something cause I actually own this schmohawk.  Crisp, I love your fro, now show me something!

Zack Wheeler – 2 IP, 6 ER.  So, how did that pick up of Wheeler go? As I said his last time out (after a complete game shutout), I have no idea what to make of Wheeler.  That’s not a resounding recommendation.  Yesterday showed why I don’t trust him.

Krispie Young – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his third homer in the last two days.  He gets crazy cold, but also the opposite of that, i.e., here’s one Krispie hot schmotato extra Cholula!

Lucas Duda – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, and his 3rd homer this week.  Look at the Mets swinging hot bats!  Duda is up there with some of the hottest bats in the past two weeks — well, he’s no J.D. Martinez.  Of course, Terry Collins is trying to get fired, so he didn’t have Duda starting, but he showed you can’t keep a good Duda down, except maybe with a plunger.

Alex Wood – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks.  It’s hard to be mad at anyone after that start, but I’m gonna try.  Really, Fredi Gonzalez, Wood needed to be in middle relief for a month?!  Why not put one of the worst hitters in baseball as your leadoff man next?  Oh, scratch that, you already do!

Freddie Freeman – Left yesterday’s game after being hit on the elbow by a pitch from Darin Downs, who is also the name of someone that is a friend of yours on Facebook that you swear you don’t know at all.  Freeman looked like he would be okay.  Maybe Fredi will try to fix Freeman’s elbow by having him pitch middle relief.

Collin McHugh – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  I keep looking at McHugh’s player page (by clicking on his name) and keep seeing stellar results.  It doesn’t make logical sense for a guy to come out of nowhere like this, but his peripherals continue to be a thing of beauty.  The only real sign I can see portending his greatness was the Mets gave up on him.

Jose Reyes – 3-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (6) and legs (16).  This could be confirmation bias, but it seems like whenever Reyes gets hot, his team gets cold.  No indictment of Reyes being a team player or not.  Sure, at any point, if he’s batting .300, he will shut himself down for the season but never the hoo!

Anthony Gose – 0-for-4 and his 5th steal.  No hits and a steal always gets me excited.  The power of SAGNOF!

Mark Teixeira – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, and his 3rd homer this week.  A wrist injury is about four homers away.  Give or take one.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 9th steal.  Damn, Frazier’s being downright Goldschmidtian this year.  Goldschmidt-like?  18Karatschmidt?

Mat Latos – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks and Dallas Latos had to only beat off seven haters.  Usually she beats off twice that many.

Adam Eaton – 4-for-5, 1 RBI and his 7th steal.  Now has a twelve game hitting streak, and has only three games all month without a hit.   There’s bad news though — why’s there always gotta be bad news?! — he has no homers, only two steals and is barely hitting .300 for the month.  Geez, with bad news like that who wants good news?

Nick Markakis – 4-for-6, 1 run.  This stupid Owl level!  Sorry, Markakis bored me so I started playing Candy Crush.  Candy Crush is like heroin without the stringy-haired people eating all my snacks and accidentally drowning in my tub.

James Shields – 7 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA up to 3.79.  Yikes, when did shizz get so gnarly for Shields?  This is funny to only me, but when I saw his ERA had ballooned up so high, the first thing I did was to look to see if he was hit hard on Fridays, when I’m not doing the roundups.  Sure enough, two of his last drubbings came on Fridays.  The good news, his next start comes on a Tuesday.  The bad news is his K-rate has nearly fell into the 6’s.  The moderate news is his velocity looks okay.  The okie-dokie news is he gets the Twins next time out.  The ‘boil this down into one word for me’ news is meh.

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (3) and legs (7) as he hit leadoff in Aoki’s absence.  Fantasy owners would be good to take notes from the Royals lead and do the opposite.  They went out this past offseason and got Aoki, when they would’ve been fine with someone on their team hitting leadoff.  Shows you sometimes the best fantasy trades are the ones you don’t make.  Like when I offered half my team to Nick, our TV on the Radio host, for Prince Fielder.  Thanks for entertaining the tens of people watching but not entertaining the offer!

Jarrod Dyson – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  The Court Jester of SAGNOF has no power to speak of.  He probably hit yesterday’s home run from 2nd base, but he does have a ton of speed and is playing a lot with Aoki out.

Dee Gordon – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 40th steal, hitting .285.  So, he was the middle infielder in the preseason to get all hot-sexy-pump-pump over.

Juan Uribe – Will be activated on Thursday.  His wild swings and misses should be a nice cooling effect in the summer months.

Aaron Hicks – Returned from the DL and the Twins optioned him to Double-A, which is in New Britain, where they speak the new cockney.  Around there they’re called birds not b*tches.

David Price – 8 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks.  I just went over last week why you should buy Price for the right, uh, well, cost, yes, cost!  After the game, it was announced the Angels are interested in Price.  You don’t say?  Really?  The media should just say everyone is interested in Price and be done with it.

Ben Zobrist – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .247 on the year.  Was hitting .095 in the week headed into yesterday’s game, but that’s just the tip of the infant’s penis for ‘Brist, since he hasn’t been good all year.

James Loney – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and has two hits in five of his last 6 games.  You know you’re not going to get any power or speed or counting stats or– Okay, he’s hitting for average.

Starling Marte – Passed all concussion tests.  The tests went like this, “Which team do you play for?  Okay, and do they wear eye patches and say ‘Argh?'”  Hmm, I might have a concussion because I don’t even know the answer to the 2nd question.

Wandy Rodriguez – Having season-ending surgery on his knee.  Matthew Berry is getting out of fantasy at just the right time.  There’s no way of knowing how to rate pitchers anymore without Wandy!

Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks.  Brucely, I think Morton had a better game than Price.  Or at least more noteworthy, since we don’t expect it from Morton.  But, as said yesterday, and I say again on the reiterate tip, anyone vs. the Rays is worth at least considering.

Stephen Strasburg – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 3.70.  Bad day to quit huffing glue.  Worse day to own Strasburg.  Pitching is deep, but hella wonky.  Some random names that are in the top 20 starters on the Player RaterJason Hammel, Kyle Lohse, Alfredo Simon, Mark Buehrle, Dallas Keuchel and Garrett Richards.

Marco Estrada – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, lowering his ERA to 5.06.  For those hoping Fiers would replace Estrada in the rotation, with this game, Estrada said, “You couldn’t get Michael Fiers if you were f**king Michael Fiers!”  As for Jimmy Nelson, well, even Estrada would like to see what he could do.

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Doesn’t he sound like a jobber from the WWE?  Like he would’ve been tag team partners with Steve Lombardi.  It’s the Brooklyn Brawler and his sidekick, Scooter Gennett!  Then a bully heel would lock Scooter up with a bike chain to a ring post and laugh maniacally.  Whoa, I’ve thought about that way too long.  Nice game for Scooter, hopefully Roenicke lets out his retractable leash for which pitchers he can face.

Khris Davis – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  He’s on pace for 30 homers, and that’s with an ugly April.  Thank you, come again!  Ew, I wasn’t speaking literally.

Henderson Alvarez – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA down to 2.32.  Hmm, I streamed him about five times in the last seven games, but I just forgot to pick him up, or maybe someone else grabbed him.  Is it crazy that someone with a 2.32 ERA is a streamer?  Yeah, kinda.  But that’s how you have to roll in shallower leagues, and the RCL is a shallow pitching league.  Oh, and the NL East is serious lacking in offenses.  Nine out of ten in-division matchups are great and there’s only five teams!  Speaking of which, Alvarez gets another solid next matchup vs. the Phils at home, according to the Stream-o-Nator.  Finally, I win the title for the most written about Henderson Alvarez ever.  What do I get for my win?  A yawn.

A.J. Burnett – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Apricot Juice gets the Marlins again next time, and it’s another solid matchup.  Apropos of nothing, the Phils pitching box score read yesterday Burnett, Bastardo, De Fratus, which is Latin for “I gave your mother the clap during a beer pong game.”

  1. The Great Zombino says:
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    Great write as usual Grey, but why no mention of Nelson Cruz’s grand slam in the write up?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @The Great Zombino: I’m guessing cuz he knew you would cover it here…

      • The Great Zombino says:
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        @Wake Up:

        alright, I see how it is. I guess I am gonna have to cover him every time he sneezes or hits a homer run in the comment section.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Great Zombino: If you search the site on the top right, you’ll find my thoughts on Cruz, I just went over him in detail

  2. costaricanchata says:
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    funny stuff , that lincecum blurb .

    2 things pizzing me off , today , enough to gripe :
    1) 1st base coaches with stop-watches ,
    and ,
    c) that friggin rockies’ mascot always showing up
    behind home-plate for the 9th inning .
    seriously ?
    would love to see an opposing pitcher “send a message” .

  3. patch says:
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    Drop Morneau for J.D. Martinez? 10 team h2h.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would not

    • Awful says:
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      @patch: LOL

  4. your mom says:
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    Sup. In a 5×5 h2h 20team keeper league(keep 8), I was offered:
    Tulo(k)
    Bruce(k)
    B. Butler(k)
    U.jimenez
    For
    S. Castro(k)
    Trumbo(k)
    G.richards
    G.cole(k)
    Should i take the deal? Thanks

    • EnglishMetsFan says:
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      @your mom: If you have the pitching cover, sure. Tulo every time.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @your mom: DO IT

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds good

  5. costaricanchata says:
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    buster posey blurb … the return of Mr. Math .

    • JP says:
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      @costaricanchata: As a middle school math teacher (and Padre fan), I feel compelled to point out that even I had 4 times as many hits as the entire Padres offense last night. (Sorry — it’s summer and I haven’t corrected anyone’s math in a few weeks.)

      • Snag says:
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        @JP:No, you didn’t.

        Let’s run through that zero times table again.

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          Forgive my interjection, but he did actually. 0*4=0. He also had a million times as many hits as the padres last night. Or a billion times even. Math, you so crazy!

  6. Rickey says:
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    Choo or Craig ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Choo

  7. EnglishMetsFan says:
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    In other news, Nelson Cruz hit a Grand Slam.

    It was hit like a Cruz missile.

    Nelson is just Cruz’ing along.

    Owned in 100% of ESPN leagues, he’s still no JD Martinez…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha

  8. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Aramis Ramirez or Ryan Zimmerman ROS? Points

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Jackie Treehorn: Zim or whoever is healthy

    • SabathiaWouldBeGoodAtTheEighthToo says:
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      @Jackie Treehorn: When Aramis is on the field he is very productive. Zim is at least as big of a health risk, a “removed for defense” risk, and he seems to only get hot for 1 month per year now.

      If both are healthy, I’d take Aramis.

  9. Sal says:
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    Hosmer and Utley were dropped in my league, would you use your high order waiver pick for any of the two? Also is it time to drop Pagan, as I have Cargo and Gee also on the DL? Finally, who would you drop for Walker: Heaney, Ervin Santana, or Haren?

    Thanks for the advice!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1)Hosmer (can’t go wrong with either IMO)
      2)Sure
      3)Haren

  10. Punk says:
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    Thanks for the writeups as always – absolutely necessary reading. Two questions for you, both in a 12-team mixed standard 5×5 league with 6 keepers.

    First, I’m leading in saves and currently have 5 RPs (Robertson, Allen, Britton, Grilli, and Belisario). I’m looking to trade some closer depth for quality elsewhere – my Morneau, Britton, and Belisario for his Rizzo and Benoit (he is 2nd to last in saves and has no good source). What do you think?

    Second, I have A. Jackson, Yelich, and Kole Calhoun, and Khris Davis just showed up on the wire. Is anyone worth dropping for Khrush? Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1)Rizzo side
      2)AJax

  11. Pops says:
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    Hi Grey,
    I’m rolling with Napoli and Laroche.
    Pierce and Cron are available.
    Would you make a move?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold

  12. Duke says:
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    Not total rookie nookie, but I’ve got most of Yelich’s bday invites at the bottom of my 10-team h2h rotation with Heaney, A. Wood, Arrieta, and Yordano. Any reason to grab Taijuan over one of these dudes at this point?

    Looking toward h2h playoffs/innings limits, or just stream a spot or two outing-to-outing?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Phenom. Now that he’s “up”, go with Walker over Heaney

  13. Shaggy says:
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    Grey, I’m a fairly new follower of Razzball, and your daily column has become my morning must-read. However, I must ask: what exactly does SAGNOF stand for? I get the gist, but can’t figure out the literal translation.

  14. Biz says:
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    Trade advice? Was offered Puig, Koji, Moobs, and Everth for Jose Abreau, Andrus and Verlander. I don’t usually think giving up the best player in the deal is smart (Abreau), but Puig makes up a lot of the difference. I need the saves, era and whip help from Koji, and the idea of Verlander off my team sounds great. His last start was good though, so any thoughts?

    Thank you all and especially Grey and Coogs

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      it’s fair…prefer the Puig side

  15. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Eybar or miller? Eybar is the obvious choice but I like millers multi positional eligibility and power. Has he turned it around for the season? Thanks yet again.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Aybar

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @BitchesBeShoppach: They’re different things. Aybar if you need runs/light speed, otherwise go Miller.

  16. Clint says:
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    So what would be a “right price” offer Price’s owner in a 2:2 deal? He needs power, I need the pitcher.

    My 1B: Pujols, Rizzo, Singleton
    My SP’s: Scherzer, Ventura, Bailey, Cobb, Minor, Arrieta, Shark, Cingrani, Salazar, Harvey

    His 1B: A-Gonzo, Napoli, Texeira

    I have some other power hitters but none that come close to Price’s value on the ROS Player Rater.

    • Matty says:
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      @Clint:
      FWIW I just dealt Joey Bats for Price and didn’t feel ripped off. He’s not on your list, but it’s another data point.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Pujols for Price

      • Clint says:
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        @Mike:

        I tried that one with this guy but he’s one of those people that thinks Pujols hasn’t been good and his career’s over. Granted, with it being a keeper league, I can see it but if I offer Rizzo, it seems kinda lowballed so how could I balance it?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I wouldn’t trade Rizzo for an arm, especially in a keeper. It think your staff is solid and I’d actually hold.

  17. Steve says:
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    Should I pick up T Walker ASAP for his start on Monday?

  18. Steve says:
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    Please rank ROS
    Arietta, Alex wood, hammell,T Walker,Cole
    Thx!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wood, Cole, Hammel/Arrieta/Walker

      • Jason E. says:
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        @Mike: It seems like this question is asked repeatedly everyday lol

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          ha, yup. I think it will sort itself out in a week or two

      • Whirlaway says:
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        @Mike: Walker over Arrieta/Hammel. Better park, better stuff, better upside.

  19. Pb&j and a bat says:
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    My J.D. Martinez for his Eovaldi. What do u think?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      if selling high, gotta go for higher

      • Pb&j and a bat says:
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        @Mike: thx Phenom and Mike.

      • Steve says:
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        @Mike: Would you sell on JD? He seems legit.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          he does seem legit and I like him a lot, but if I can get something nice for him by selling high, I would. There will be other hot bats around the corner…

  20. Steve the Rabbi says:
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    I gotcha this time Grey……from YOUR post above…

    Buster Posey – 4-for-4, 2 RBIs. He had four times as many hits as the whole Padres team! That’s gotta be some kind of record. Where’s Tim Kurkjian when you need him? Oh, he’s busy talking to dolphins.

    Let me get this straight….I’m no Albert Einstein or anything…first off I’m alive & he’s sleeping with the fishes….but the Padres team had 0 hits & you claim that Posey had four times as many hits as the whole Padres team….Last time I looked 4 times 0 =0…..Posey actually had 4 MORE hits than the entire Padres team….maybe…that’s a record,,,,could very well be…At the very least I wish I had a pocket full of POSEY’s….or at the very least Posey is a HOT SCHMOTATO…..

    Now I digress…I am leading my league in power RBI HR & RUNS but was hurting a bit in SB”S. 9 team NL only 5×5 keeper auctionlleague…I made a trade last week….

    .K Davis-$1 (good for 1 more yr) Shelby Miller-5 (also good for 1 more yr) & Eovaldi-1 (good for 2 more yrs)

    for

    Dee Gordon-5 (good for 2 more yrs) Alfredo Simon-5 (good for 2 more yrs) & Chase Anderson-1 (good for 2 more yrs)

    I am in 2nd place & I am 1st in K’s 2nd in w’s but last in ERA & mid pack in WHIP & SAVES this trade thankfully was made before Shelby was hurt…how did I do???

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gordon definitely helps the steals need so if it helps you win this year that’s solid. I like Davis at a dollar but I’m not a Miller fan… nice trade

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve the Rabbi: Haha…Everyone’s got a wristwatch calculator nowadays… I agree with Mike

  21. Nightpandas says:
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    FML,

    Is it time to part ways with Haren? (15 teams limited moves). Pretty sure we are below the Wandy line here.

    On the wire: (K/9, QS)

    Duffy
    Morton
    R de La Rosa
    Guthrie
    Carrasco
    Skaggs

  22. onceuponatime says:
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    does anyone know why kenley didnt get the save??? wondering if i need to pickup Brian Wilson.

    also, moved tijuan for albert pujols for a rookie happy owner, good move?

    • Jason says:
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      @onceuponatime: He worked 4 of the previous 5 games. Haven’t seen anything injury related, so probably just getting a rest day.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup, good move. not sure about Jansen’s save…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @onceuponatime: Jansen was used 4 of last 5 days, what Mike said on rest

  23. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Drop Aaron Hill for Brad Miller or Scooter?

  24. Wudaben says:
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    I’m looking for a small pitching upgrade and am a bit worried that Teheran is due for a bit of a regression given his FIP is almost a full run higher. I think Scherzer or Tanaka are possibly available for a trade in my league and according to the ROS Player Rater Scherzer is #2, Tanaka #10 & Teheran #27? (Seriously??) of all starters ROS.

    Do you agree that Teheran should be ranked that low ROS and would you trade Teheran & KRod (or Beckett) to get either Scherzer or Tanaka?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would do it for Tanaka if you can afford the saves hit giving up KRod. Rather give up Beckett if you need the saves.

  25. chisoxx22 says:
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    5×5 roto. Cruz/bruce for Zimmerman/wainwright, I’d be giving up the cruz side and the guys with power remaining on my team would be gattis, encarnacion, rendon, choo, brantley, beltre, frazier, and c. Santana. My sps are verlander, cobb, Hudson, kazmir, kluber, cain, gonzalez, teheren, lohse, and I get lee back sometime. Dont know if Im losing too much power and have too much pitching?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I prefer the bats (Cruz side) but it’s fair…Lee won’t be Wainwright when he gets back, but he should help your staff without you giving anything up

  26. Joeg414 says:
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    Attempting to upgrade at SS (A.Simmons) ; was offered J.Rollins for Ozuna. ( I try for Reyes, but that was declined) . Is Rollins worth it? Ozuna is just a bench bat for me now. Mixed daily 6×6 roto.

    • Joeg414 says:
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      @Joeg414:
      Or is Zobrist someone better to go after?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ROS rater gives the edge to Zobrist by like $1…I prefer Rollins but I have a Philly bias.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      either one would be a better option than Simmons

  27. The Strolg says:
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    When the Giants go to play the Diamondbacks next I’d be worried that Lincecom is going to steal a baby from some rich dude’s quintuplets.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        Prison life is more structured than most men care for

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  28. Chris says:
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    With Taijuan Walker possibly coming up should I drop one of these SP’s for him:
    Chris Archer
    Heaney
    Niese
    Gausman
    H2H Pts League

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Heaney would be the only guy I would consider dropping for him

  29. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning Grey, Mike, all….

    When things are going okay for my team I like to play a little game called “Should I be worried about these guys”
    Today’s list is:
    Dashi, Puig, Cashner(shoulder after DL for the elbow makes me a little disjointed)

    So, are you, and should I, be worried about these guys long term…

    Thanks,
    P.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Take a Valium and incessantly scrub your kitchen counter instead.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        Yeah I think you mean Adderall, dude.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Phil of the Future: No Valium, so you don’t worry about things you shouldn’t be worried about and occupy yourself with a less mundane activity instead

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            Ha. I hear ya, but when I take a valium i ain’t cleaning…..
            But message received. I’ll worry about something else.

            • Cram It says:
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              @Phil of the Future: True that. Maybe not the best parallel, but I always think of 1950’s housewives when I think of Valium

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Cram It: 50’s were a dirty time. nobody cleaned anything. wasn’t that filthy kid from Peanuts created in the 50’s.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha, no I’m not worried. Shoulder injuries are never good for pitchers, but I don’t think this is serious from what I’ve seen…Cash has always had injuries here and there and like most arms he’s replaceable if there’s a big issue

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        Thanks, Mike.
        And thoughts on Hisashi? Maybe it’s the neck issue, but watching his last two starts he just hasn’t had his usual stuff.

        Puig stopped slugging, thinking maybe he’s gotta get his hip a rest, but there he is, in the lineup every day…

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yeah, those are both guys you just roll with

  30. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Math teachers in Hackensack need a talking to.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Math teachers in Philly:

      If Mike has ten jawns and he gives Joe three jawns, how many jawns does Mike have left?

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @malamoney: I’m a block away from Hackensack High School. I’ll walk over and have a chat with them. I know they’re on break but summer school is in session so there’s only 2 fewer kids than during the school year.

      Kidding… its really 3 fewer.

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @L-Boogie: LOL

  31. Weekly Headache says:
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    Typical 5v5 streamer for tomorrow 06/27 (Odor not showing up in stream o nator – listed to start the 2nd game):

    Gausman vs TB (Game 1)
    or
    Odorizzi vs BAL (Game 2)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like both, prefer Gausman

  32. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    One acre of peanuts will make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Mike: Ha ….damn it never thought anyone would find that

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Peanut Roasted Skippy…DO IT!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Honey Roasted Peanut Skippy…DO IT!

      • Mello Yello says:
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        Haha, sorry, corrected myself too late

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Mello Yello: Also includes the Fluffer Nutter

  33. Sugarbooger Buttnuts says:
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    Howdy! I got offered David Price for my Rizzo. It’s H2H points, my staff is good, and Rizzo is my utility (can be replaced by Ozuna or Dickerson). I know the ROS player rater has Price quite a few slots higher. I’m inclined to hold because me and Rizzo been through a lot together this year, but I wanted to see if my boner for Rizzo was clouding my judgment.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hold Rizzo

  34. ticklesack says:
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    Dump Segura for SB in the OF and go with Rollins or Aybar?

    Deal Iwakuma for JD Martinez?

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @ticklesack: no on the iwakuma trade

  35. Oppo Taco says:
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    J up/j Chavez or Adam jones

    • Cram It says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Jones

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Jones

  36. YoMammaSoUggla says:
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    Trade Advice

    I’m being offered Miggy for Donaldson, Springer and Yu

    Seems steep but Springer is generating enough wind to power Germany and Yu has been doing his best Dice BB impression.

    12-team league with weekly lineup changes. Thoughts on the offer? My team below

    C Russell Martin
    1B Justin Morneau
    2B Dee Gordon
    3B Josh Donaldson
    SS Asdrubal Cabrera
    OF Mike Trout
    OF Giancarlo Stanton
    OF Matt Kemp
    OF Khris Davis
    OF J.D. Martinez
    UTIL Jason Heyward

    Bench George Springer
    Bench Curtis Granderson
    DL Mark Trumbo
    —–
    SP Yu Darvish
    SP Julio Teheran
    SP Scott Kazmir
    SP Andrew Heaney
    SP Jake Arrieta
    RP David Robertson
    RP Tanner Roark

    Bench Mike Minor
    Bench Josh Beckett
    Bench Jason Hammel

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d usually be all over Miggy, but Yu is kind of anchoring that staff and your offense is solid. I’d hold.

      • YoMammaSoUggla says:
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        @Mike: Thanks Mike. Not at all concerned with Yu’s recent struggles and neck problems?

        Also, I just replace Heaney with Taijuan Walker based on a recomendation of yours in another comment.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime…not really concerned. Donaldson is having a hell of a year himself and it seems like the other owner might be trying to sneak Yu in there based on those types of concerns. He’s still a top tier pitcher IMO.

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @YoMammaSoUggla: id rather have donaldson springer and yu side

  37. Charles says:
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    12 team points league. Seems like every two weeks I ask a Hosmer question. I had to pickup Lind recently to start in place of Hosmer who is going through ANOTHER slump. Should I drop them both and pickup Teixera? Or keep platooning Lind and Hosmer?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      keep platooning

  38. Pager24 says:
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    which side do you like better?

    Harper, Soria for Melky Keuchle and C-Mart

    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @Pager24: Melky side

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Pager24: Id go Harper side

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Harper

  39. Jimbo says:
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    5×5 Mixed Yahoo ROS

    Pick 2 out of 4:
    Andrew Heaney, Taijuan Walker, Jesse Hahn, Henderson Alvarez

    Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Walker, Heaney

  40. Schwab Stumped says:
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    My Fatt Adams for Jose Reyes? Need Runs and Steals (6pts and 5pts). 12 TM Roto Standard.

    Just worried that Fatt is getting really hot (awesome June) and Reyes might get hurt again. I traded for Reyes two seasons ago and was rewarded with a 6wk DL stint…

    Thanks for always excellent insight you guys provide! Couldnt manage without it!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d do it if those are needs. Gotta ask though…can you get Rajai for free?

      • Schwab Stumped says:
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        @Mike: Mike – really appreciate the response! I am in a situation where I am loaded offensively and it is difficult to get Fatt in the lineup (have Goldy and Rizzo at 1b and corner). My UTL is usually filled with a SAGNOF too (James Jones, Adam Eaton).

        OF: Adam Jones, Giancarlo Stanton, Puig, Ellsbury, with Harper on DL.

        I have Danny Santana at 2b/ss. Best SAGNOF on the wire is Jarrod Dyson, but I am so full at OF already, its a stretch to get him in. I can pick up an Owings or Espinosa off waivers for middle infielder.

        My guess is to make the deal here. Need speed at primarily at 2b/ss. Thanks!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime…yeah, it’s fair. go for it

  41. Joe says:
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    So a couple of weeks ago, I traded Cishek for Shields. Since then I’ve lost another reliever (Frieri) and so I’m down to K-Rod. Shields isn’t turning it around. Should I keep the faith on Shields? Look to sell him? Curl up in a ball of sweat, shame, and regret?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      keep the faith/fetal ball

  42. Cram It says:
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    How much of $48 of FAAB left would you spend on Keuchel? Started with $100.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      $8-$10 ? do pitchers usually go for a lot?

      In my 12-team, Keuchel would probably go for $12-$15, since it’s pretty aggressive bidding

      • Cram It says:
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        @Mike: I know it’s tough to gauge. It’s a 13 teamer with a high IP limit that I’m behind pace on…and I do want him. If it was a pitcher I was more familiar with, I wouldn’t be asking. Was thinking $10 myself, so thanks for the barometer.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Cram It: 12-15

  43. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Ditch Heaney for McHugh? A part of me doesn’t want to own 2 Astros pitchers though! Keuchel being the other.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      stick with Heaney

  44. Mike says:
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    I’ve been adding and dropping Lincecum all year, when I dropped him after his last start, I decided I was finally done with him and he turns around and does this! And in a week when my pitching has been sucktacular!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that blows

  45. Fish says:
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    Seager’s stat line extrapolated to 162 games would be….
    70R 26HR 115RBI 9SB .267AVG .340OBP .484SLG

    Hehe… I got some elevator passes from my one-story high school building I’ll swap to people selling Seager.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I pulled a hamstring trying to extrapolate my stats

  46. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Which side
    Marte and Pedroia for Brantley

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Marte side

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: brantley if you have somebody good to plug in for pedroia

    • Ron Swanson's Stache says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Brantley. He’s the truth. Pick up a hot bat to replace Pedroia.

  47. Mike says:
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    Please rank Gausman,T walker,Arrieta ROS?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mike: Arrieta, T-Walk, Gaus

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Mello

  48. SportiveTricks says:
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    Grey, Michael, good morning.

    I am just itching to stream right now and I’m actually considering Vance Worley against the Knew Your Mess, any thoughts? To me it kinda seems scarier than taking a big, long dump when someone in your apartment building can’t find their pet boa constrictor.

    Love ya boys!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      He’s right on the edge at $7.8 on SON…I’d stay away

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @SportiveTricks: duda is going to take him deep

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SportiveTricks: It’s borderline, and Mets are actually hitting lately

      • SportiveTricks says:
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        @Grey:

        I think I mostly just wanted to use that boa constrictor joke, but I won’t touch him. Grabbed T. Walker off waivers to hold instead.

        What do you guys consider the green light dollar value on SoN? $10? Is this something I should know?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          $8…. Go to the bottom of the SON page and there’s instructions

          • SportiveTricks says:
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            @Grey:

            Oh yeah. Look at that. I never scrolled all the way down there before.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  49. I Be Teheran It Up says:
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    Good shizz Grey… had me rollin during my east coast wake and bake…Pickup for ROS? C. Martinez or J. Hahn?
    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      CMart

      • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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        @Mike: How about with Odorizzi in the mix?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          you could make a case for him over both…

          I own both Odorizzi and CMart and plan to ride them out

  50. dropdabeat says:
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    hello. couple Q’s. some remain optimistic about aaron hill, idk if i can get on board anylonger. he’s striking out at a pretty consistent rate, not stealing bases, and hitting .250.

    my question. i have a very crowded Outfield (trout/pence/harper/gordon/choo/billy)
    should i trade alex gordon or choo for dee gordon?

    or, platoon neil walker/scooter gennet (when facing righties).

    somethings got to be done, if hill picks it up i can always pick him back up on the waiver i’m sure

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d roll with Walker…you don’t really need to trade for Dee with Billy on your squad

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @dropdabeat: Get Dee if you can. Try Choo first

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @dropdabeat: gordon for gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dropdabeat: Gordon for Gordon (then you don’t have to change your team uniforms!)

  51. R says:
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    Move Sale for Rizzo? That too much value too soon?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Rizzo

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @R: No that’s about right

  52. doghat666 says:
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    11 team, 10×10 roto, keeper, daily auction league
    Pitch categories Std 5 + Innings, W-L, Holds, K/9, BAA .
    Kershaw
    Shields
    Porcello
    A Wood
    Eovaldi
    Cole – DL
    Odorizzi
    Bailey
    Cobb
    Stroman
    Gausman
    Heaney
    These are my SPs, listed by performance year to date in our league. Our league plays rather deep as most teams carry 10 or so starters, plus we have 6 DL slots and no innings cap. I’m currently in 1st and playing to win this year so keepers is not really an issue.
    Cole is coming off the DL and I need to cut one. Who’s the cut?
    Second question: Shoemaker is a FA is he better than anyone I’m rostering?
    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Eovaldi or Odorizzi would be the odd man out for me…I don’t see a need for Shoemaker

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @doghat666: See how Gaus does tomorrow. If he’s great (which would be sweet), then the cut is probably Odorizzi. F he gets sent down after…well, you know what to do.

      Second question answer: No

  53. RicoSuave says:
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    Great job Grey!

    I was offered his Puig for my S. Gray, what do you think?

    thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Puig for sure

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Mike: thanks man!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime

  54. PK says:
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    Grey, your blurb about Scooter Gennett sounding like a wrestling jobber was quite Hugh Morris.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @PK: (laughing, then psychotically looking around the room)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Ha!

  55. Kobayashi Maru says:
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    I am in a deep (5bench, 2DL, 5OF, MI, CI) 12 team keeper league with an auction draft, players are kept on increasing contracts based on their draft price. I can keep Shelby Miller next year for $12, and +$5 each additional year. I am thinking of dropping him for Joe Smith or Jake Arietta, who shockingly, are unowned.

    Here’s the catch. I am in last, and I’m 20 points (6×6 H2H) back of the 6th place player, the playoff cutoff. It isn’t impossible to stage a comeback, and with Harper returning soon, and the recent addition of Latos, my team is one of the best in the league.

    Drop Shelby? Or hang on for the marginal chance he has keeper value, considering the season is probably lost. Alternatively, I could drop Chisenhall.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Kobayashi Maru: That seems kind of high for Shelby. I’d probably drop him for Arrieta

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Mello. Any trade value in Shelby since it’s a keeper?

      • Kobayashi Maru says:
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        @Mike: I doubt it, the $12 price tag is rather high, since the $10-15 range is where pitchers like Homer Bailey, Anibal Sanchez, and Jordan Zimmerman were drafted this year.

        The only reason to keep him is on the off chance the pumpkin turns into a magical championship carriage over the second half of the season, and he goes as a top-20 starter next year. Probably not going to happen, right?

  56. Charles says:
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    12 Team points league. Should I pick up any of these players from the waivers or hold?
    Waivers: Torii Hunter, Brett Lawrie (DL), Calhoun, Cuddyer (DL), Austin Jackson, Rajai Davis

    My team:
    C: Mauer
    1B: Hosmer, Lind (platoon)
    2B: Kendrick
    3B: Seager, Aramis Ramirez (Util)
    SS: Hanley, Crawford (fill in until Hanley is back)
    OF: Puig, Brantley, C. Gomez, Werth (bench), Marte (bench)
    Util: Aramis Ramirez

    Also have been slotting Ramirez at Util. Should I swap for Werth or Marte moving forward?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Charles: Hold. Play the matchups w/ your UTIL. ROS I would go Werth, Marte, Ramirez

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        agree with Mello

  57. Frank Lopez says:
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    Love your column, Grey, but you need someone to help you with math. Posey’s 4 hits are infinitely more than the Padre’s zero hits, not “four times as many” as the Padre’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank Lopez: Yeah, someone mentioned it above, I’m a bonehead, I fixed it

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        haha you fixed it why? fuck these peeps
        it’s part of your charm yo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Grey:

            agree with grimey .
            leave shizz “as is” .
            if people wanted perfection ,
            they should have followed your streamer advice , yesterday .

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  58. Jon says:
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    Which side do you like: Kemp + Aaron Sanchez for David Wright?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      redraft? Wright side

  59. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    I have a question about how to best use the Stream-O-Nator. What’s the lowest, rest-of-season dollar value for a pitcher on the Player Rater or Buysellatops where you couldn’t do better streaming pitchers in his roster spot?

    For instance, Porcello is billed at $9.5 in the aggregate for the rest of the season. If I drop him, can I expect to find two to three pitchers a week with a $9 start each?

    I think this applies to all leagues, but for specificity’s sake, I’m in a 16-team league with a hard cap of 10 pitcher starts a week, and a max of 8 rostered pitchers. I have…

    F-Her
    Cole Hamels
    Julio Teheran
    Iwakuma
    Lance Lynn
    Tim Lincecum
    AJ Burnett
    Rick Porcello

    I really need a streamer slot to make the 10 starts each week, but I’m not sure I could do better dropping one and streaming in his spot.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that $ value thing sounds like a Rudy question…

      I don’t think you can drop any of those guys for streamers in a 16-team league. There probably just isn’t much out there in the FA pool…

    • @TysonFrozenChicken: it’s a good question but i don’t have an answer off the top of my head. Generally, $8 has been the answer for 12-team. I think if you find an $8 pitcher in 16-team ROS and look for their 12-team value. Drew Smyly is $7.9 in 16-team and about $4 for 12-team so I’d say $4.

      • TysonFrozenChicken says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: Interesting. That makes me pretty happy with my staff, but since we’re H2H I can’t count on winning the averaged stats each week. I guess the best solution to maximize value is see which of the last three pitchers I can move, try to package for a better single player and use the extra spot to stream.

        Thanks a lot, guys! You deserve all the site traffic you can get, but I hope my leaguemates never fucking find this place. I’ll click extra ads in their absence.

  60. Timmyk93 says:
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    Drop Eovaldi for T. Walker?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Timmyk93: Meh

  61. Mr. Rickey says:
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    ROS: Archer or McHugh – both on teams going nowhere but for now McHugh looks better.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Archer

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Archer

  62. Moose Out Front says:
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    Danny Santana or Brad Miller

  63. dlark says:
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    Michael Morse, Ben Zobrist, or Shin-Soo Choo?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Choo

  64. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Blake Treinen @ CHC spot streamable?
    12 team H2H pts

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nah

  65. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Is Scott no longer doing prospect write ups? Where did he go?

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @Devil in a New Dress: You can only get away with insulting Grey at the end of each write-up for so long.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Devil in a New Dress: We love Scott, but real work caught up to him, we have someone replacing him….

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Damn Scott will be missed.
        I’d like to see a column ranking the commenters

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He will…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: is he gone forever, or just putting out less posts? and who is the replacement?

  66. Matt says:
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    Rank ROS: Matt Cain, Andrew Heaney, and Alfredo Simon

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Matt: Tough one…Amidst his struggles, I’ll still go with Cain at the top followed by Heaney and then Simon.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Cain, Heaney, Simon

      Simon’s FIP and SIERA are like a run and a half higher than his actual ERA

  67. Wake Up says:
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    You bring up a good point…does anybody actually like Red Bull…or is it just one of those things that some feel like they have to do to be cool…like smoking, or high heels, or fantasy baseball…everyone knows that nobody ever enjoyed their first cigarette…they endured it…and, you just keep at it until it doesn’t feel “as” bad anymore…before you know it, it becomes part of your routine and now you can’t stop even if you suddenly were to Wake Up, like this god forsaken blog…oh, and here’s a fact…nachoos were invented in Philly by Michael Jack’s great-great-awesome four bears…

    PS This is unrelated, but still I feel it necessary to report…I streamed Timmy on every single team yesterday…I don’t mean this as a humblebrag…just as a straight-up-now-tell-me-sky-hook Kareem Abdul brag! Not that it’s that impressive to do against the Friars…in fact, I’m not impressed with TimLin at all…I’m impressed with me!!! I did it, and you didn’t!!! Now put down the coffee mug and think of me while you are sitting and straining…

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Wake Up: Red Bull tastes like liquid Zots and nobody likes Zots if they have more than $.10 in their pocket. Son-of-a-non-pickup and then my opponent goes ahead and grabs Lincecum for his no-no. Good call for you.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice!

      totally agree on Red Bull…it’s awful

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Mike: the only way I can stand it is when I water it down with liters of Yaygermeister…yay!

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Wake Up: which is latin for Happy Jews…uh, juice…

        • Peter Nincompoop says:
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          @Wake Up: Jagermeister is delicious on it’s own. When mixed with Red Bull? Stomachable for one. Two, alright as long as you’re buying. Anymore than that you’re up all night drinking random drinks, find yourself eating crappy Mexican food and then on the toilet for a good portion of the morning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Haha… Yeah, agree with Mike, Red Bull is nasty

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: I say that as a smoker…at least I’m trying to be, I’m trying to start…but, it’s tough…it just tastes so bad!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You get used to it in no time!

          • Peter Nincompoop says:
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            @Grey: So true. Slippery slope.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  68. George Zip says:
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    Just got an offer for Scherzer, thoughts on this offer?

    My Scherzer for D Wright and Hudsen or D Wright and A Wood…. I already have Zimmerman at 3rd, so I may request A Cabrera or Elvis Andrus… thoughts?? thanks

    Here is my pitching staff:
    Kershaw
    Scherzer
    Grey
    Lester
    Eovaldi
    Stroman
    Tillman
    Jesse Chavez
    Jesse Hahn

    Reserves:
    Carlos Martinez
    Jimmy Nelson

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @George Zip: A. Cabrera/Andrus and Wood for Scherzer? No thanks. I’d hold.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hold

      • George Zip says:
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        @Mike, @MPHEN, @Poop: Thanks, I just needed to confirm that!

  69. any of these SP’s worth streaming today, daily 5×5 roto:

    7 Ryan Vogelsong SF $8.90
    8 J.A. Happ TOR $8.20
    9 Vance Worley PIT $7.80
    10 Mike Leake CIN $7.70

    rankings & values are curiosity of SON!

    cheers

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: I’d pick Worley vs Chicago

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m not crazy about them.

        • Bye Felicia says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: You don’t want my opinion?.im the streaming whisperer… I am the expert when it comes to starting Wheeler and sitting him :-) I almost streamed Linscummmm then I ended up getting baked and forgot!

  70. Phil says:
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    Mike one day early…. Should I start Odorizzi or Gausman Friday matchup ?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Phil: Agree with MP

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      like both…prefer Gausman

  71. sniff test says:
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    I have a sinking feeling in my stomach regarding Hanley’s shoulder MRI.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah, me too

  72. Jayrod Ceol says:
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    12 team OPS points league and I’m making my climb still. Just passed another guy so progress for progress. My roster is solid, my pitching is frustrating. I’m looking to make a move to improve my SS position and I got offered a solid offer of Jose Reyes, Eric Hosmer, and Phil Hughes for Mike Napoli and Mat Latos.

    Here is my current roster:
    C- Wilin Rosario
    1B- Freddie Freeman
    2B- Daniel Murphy
    3B- Evan Longoria
    SS- Jean Segura
    LF- Sin Shoo Choo
    CF- Adam Jones
    RF- Jay Bruce
    UT- Mike Napoli or Josh WillingHAMMA

    BN- Jon Singleton , Mike Zunino
    DL- Bryce Harper

    SP- Felix Hernandez
    SP- Hishashi ‘my dashi’ Iwakuma
    RP- Jonathan Papelbon
    RP- Rafael Soriano
    P- Mark Melancon
    P- CJ Wilson
    P- Mat Latos
    P- Ian Kennedy

    BN- Jake Arrieta , Pat Neskek , Jason Grilli

    Do you think I pull the trigger and get Jose Reyes, Eric Hosmer, and Phil Hughes for my Latos and Napoli? I’m getting Bryce Harper back soon so I will be able to move Choo to UTL and choose between him and Willinghammer depending on how they are doing..

    What do you think? Hold or sell Latos and Napoli?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      def hold…Segura is a solid SS

      • Jayrod Ceol says:
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        @Mike: See I guess I don’t like Segura as much as I thought, he hasn’t been hitting. And if he isn’t hitting he isn’t doing anything. Reyes has the BBs and the upside of power, plus that lineup is also really nice for him too. What if it allowed me to trade Segura for another piece like Ian Kinsler? Would that be worth the move?

        • Bye Felicia says:
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          @Jayrod Ceol: go with your gut man. In the end it’s just a game. I was hammered for trading Stanton for Pujlos early on this season when Trumbone broke his leg. (No choice cuz there was no viable 1st base options on waivers) I’m 9-4 tied for 1st place. The guy that was trash talking me in our league he’s 5-8 tied for 5th place. Sometimes you have to make moves that only you see fit. Good luck OPS wise getting kinsler would be a nice upgrade imho

  73. FMFBL says:
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    at this rate, assuming Prince is healthy next year how can you not make a case for him over Chris Davis? Crush with an empty batting is basically Adam Dunn whom is still unowned in about 70% of leagues.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @FMFBL: Did I miss that case report? It would depend on the depth of my staff, but I’d trade Davis for Price.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FMFBL: Did you see what Prince was doing this year before the injury? Wasn’t exactly tearing up the world… I said to sell Davis, so you know where I stand on him

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @FMFBL: it’s not even all-star break. I bet he still hits at least 32 homers. He was on the DL don’t forget. Not saying he’s playing anywhere close to.last year’s numbers but we all know a guy can get hot and tear it up over the course of a month

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Bye Felicia: Missed the “n” in Prince…my bad cap! Davis > Fielder next year and going forward.

  74. joe says:
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    gardner and alcides for starlin?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure if you’re ok on steals

  75. Jedd Jerko says:
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    Was offered Bats/Yordano/Wheeler for my Puig/Heaney in a keeper. Can’t decide if this is a good trade for me or not, other than adding an additional possible keeper pitcher. Thoughts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d take Puig side

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Jedd Jerko: In a keeper league Puig > Bautista so your essentially looking at whether Yordano and Wheeler for Heaney picks up the slack. It’s a fair deal, but I’d walk away from it. Puig is too good/young and Yordano’s health still scares me long-term.

  76. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Anyone starting Porcello @ TEX today?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      don’t own him anywhere, sorry

    • sniff test says:
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      @Scandalous Bob: I wouldn’t. SON doesn’t like it either. When in doubt trust SON. If SON says >10 its worth rolling the dice.

  77. Who's got what i need? says:
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    I could use some runs and steals this weekend. WHo you like, James Mother F*cker Jones or The Micheal Bourne Supremacy?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha…Jones

  78. Broman says:
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    Great write up as usual amigo. Pick 2 of these SPs for the ROS in a 10 team H2H 7×7 league with Ws, Ls, Saves, Ks, Walks, ERA and WHIP as the seven categories:

    Alex Wood
    John Lackey
    Ian Kennedy
    Phil Hughes
    Jake Arrieta

    Thanks!

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Broman: Wood for sure. Arrieta right now, but rest-of-the-season I’d go with Lackey in the other slot.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agreed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Broman: Thanks! Agree with Nincompoop

  79. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    In last place in one league and have nothing left but 2015 keepers and what’s left of my personal pride. I need to knock down this week’s opponent down a peg or two. I know what the Hitter-Tron suggests, but I’m asking for gut feeling for my 5th OF spot. Viciedo, Martin, Harrison, Kalhoun or Jones (SAGNOF) for the weekend? I got Harper coming back on Monday/Tuesday.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Viciedo was the Creeper of the week. I’d take him or Calhoun

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Mike: Isn’t the Creeper of the Week is typically just the highest rated guy on the Hitter-Tron that’s __% owned in ESPN and Yahoo leagues? No offense to J-FOH as I like his columns, but there’s not much else there. I guess Viciedo is hittting .300 with 3R’s so far this week, but meh. Thanks for your feedback though.

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: Word up Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  80. Kyle H says:
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    I need a 3B in my 12 team h2h obp/slugging league. I was thinking about shipping off pujols but that would leave me with Hosmer as my only first baseman…. Who would be a good 3b to acquire? Todd Frazier? Is that selling too low? Does pujols have enough name value for Donaldson? Suggestions on who to target. Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d take either if you are in bad shape at third

      • Kyle H says:
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        @Mike: I have Pedro Alvarez…

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          go for it

  81. Matt says:
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    Mesoraco or Wilin Rosario? Lohse or Heaney?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I still like Rosario…you can all throw vegetables at me now

      Heaney

  82. Johan Barleycorn says:
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    Trade Cueto for Stras in a 10 team keeper league? I’ll have deep pitching regardless. I feel like this is one of those ” hurry up and do it now” trades.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  83. malen says:
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    Anyone have thoughts on Hamels for Carlos Gonzalez?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds good to me

  84. sniff test says:
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    I parted ways with Cron and kept Willingham…had to drop one. I have a feeling that will come back to bite me in the Ibanez.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha, maybe…I still like Willingham

  85. Rob says:
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    AL only league; redraft… which trio (this relates to a combo of deals I can make):

    Encarnacion/Ellsbury/Markakis
    or
    Trout/Choo/Singleton

    Any thoughts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Trout

  86. Teddy Heater says:
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    12 team H2H and Mchugh was just dropped, use my waiver and drop Odorizzi, Smyly, Archer, Roark or Stroman? Hold?

    Teheran
    Cobb
    Lester
    “The Good Wood”
    Archer
    Roark
    Smyly
    Odorizzi
    Stroman

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @Teddy Heater: or Walker who just got dropped 5 minutes ago, HA

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        I could see losing Odorizzi for Walker

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Teddy Heater: WHATTTT? Haha. “Hey, this guy who I’ve probably had stashed for weeks is looking great with an imminent call up…you know what that means…drop city!” That’s outstanding. Yeah he’s above all three too (info provided by the crystal ball I stole from Guru)

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Teddy Heater: It would definitely be between Roark, Odorizzi, and Smyly, and I got McHugh higher than all three, so your choice on that

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Mello Yello: Thanks guys, I always like bouncing these things off ya! Preesh

  87. Ante GALIC says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Gr8 stuff, man!

    Fact of the Day: Michael Jackson has earned 700 million dollars in the 5 years since he died. That’s more than any living music star over the same period!!! That is some serious coin. Junior! Go pick up that glitter glove, it might be worth something in the future.

    Fact#2 of the day: We are in the hot and dry part of our current ice age. We’re all gonna die soon, so Carpe Diem.

    Signed up Taijuan Walker dropping Cashner in 3 leagues. Nod your head if u agree, blink twice if u don’t and type … if u don’t really care.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Ha, nice… I dropped Cashner in one league 6 weeks ago, I haven’t looked back (much)

  88. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey

    Hot Mark Tex or Seager for next few weeks, which side? thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Seager

  89. AA says:
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    Your thoughts on Pujols and Shields for Abreu in a keeper league…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup, I’d do it

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @AA: Abreu

  90. Shoe Gum Reynolds says:
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    Grey….you and morning coffee have become a staple. Especially loved that Yohan Benson bit.

    On a FYI side note: Was checking to see if it’s time to drop a badly slumping LaStella and deduced that some cruel regression fairy has way over corrected the poor lad. 3 for 37 with virtually no change to his solid contact rates and a line drive rate of 30% over that period has yielded a near impossible .090 BABIP. I’ve leveled a “bullying” charge with the fairies and expect a correction soon. Nobody likes a bully.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha…that’s a crazy stat

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @Shoe Gum Reynolds: Yeah, and I picked him up just in time for the 1st of those 37 ABs. It’s pretty uncanny how bad he’s been since I’ve started him, especially compared to how good he was just before.

      • Shoe Gum Reynolds says:
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        @L-Boogie: If you are afflicted with bad rotomojo this year then please drop LaStella immediately…he’s killing me!

  91. hankp says:
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    Need a MI in a 5×5, cut 1) Haren, Lincecum or Odorizzi to make room for 2)Miller or Lowrie?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Haren for Miller…Lowrie is solid too, so just a preference

  92. Anthony says:
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    Should I drop Stroman, Niese or Tyson Ross for Alex Wood? (Note: it’s a keeper league and have Stroman at $1, not sure what’s expected next year from him.) Thanks as always!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      lose Niese for Wood

  93. LAmont says:
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    Grey,
    Was offered a trade in my 6X6 roto, 14 teams. I was curious on your thoughts of Chris Sale as a keeper? Obviously he is a stud but giving up Adam Jones and Starlin Castro, Doug Fister (and 2 MLers Pederson and Giolito) for Sale, Daniel Robertson and LaRoche has me worried. I like Sale because I could keep him at only $16 next year but I am worried about his injury issues with his notorious “upside down W” delivery I’ve been reading about but also think it’s stupid to try and plan for injuries. Am I reading too much into it? would you want him as a keeper with his injury risk?
    thanks

      • LAmont says:
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        @Malicious Phenom:
        Thanks guys for the help. I’ll just sit back then. Last week I traded away Taveras, Melky, Yordano and Salvy Perez for D.Norris, Rizzo, Wainwright and Miggy. They were too expensive to keep for next year for the guy and all my guys were a buck or two, so now he has a great start to next year.
        After finishing dead last in the last 2 years, i’ve moved a bunch of my cheap keepers to try and win this year. Again, thanks for the advice.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Jones side and it’s not close IMO

  94. George Zip says:
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    Reddick worth holding onto now that he’s off the DL?

    Top OF avail in FA pool:
    De Aza
    Crispie
    Jon Jay
    Rasmus
    Dayan

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  95. Freddie Freeman is in the starting lineup today..

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that looked like it hurt

      • @Mike: oh it hurt alright, but big Freddie is a gamer, nothing broken, so he is back out there..

    • Mello Yello says:
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      Let the collective exhale begin

  96. Mike

    Mike says:
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    I don’t know anything about soccer, so maybe you guys can help, but if both these teams advance with a tie…shouldn’t they just dribble the ball around in a circle at mid field the whole time?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mike: Yeah…but that’s so un-American…that’s why they got rid of ties in hockey…which isn’t even an American sport, but we did it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: I’d prefer the kick the ball into the stands and flop strategy…

  97. K. Loggins says:
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    Haven’t seen Fiers here in a while….I always laugh when I see “You couldn’t get Michael Fiers if your were f****** Michael Fiers!”

  98. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Heres another one…Kipnis, Marte and Keuchel for Tulo and J.Zimm
    I like the Tulo Side just want to get some other opinions

  99. Eddie says:
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    I look forward to see what you write about THE GRANDE DOLOR!!!

    WHY NO LOVE FOR JOSE

    :(

    :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddie: Oh, yeah, meant to, oh well, will have more opportunities I’m sure…

  100. 740 says:
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    Hey Grey, 10team roto 5×5. ROS Eaton or Calhoun? Im leaning toward Calhoun only because he had more power. But Eaton has been on fire of late. Please help.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: I love Eaton at Calhoun’s… Go Calhoun

  101. Sky

    Sky says:
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    I would just like to reiterate…#PitchingIsSoDeep

    Pitching Is So Deep

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Sky: Hey you’re DL stashing Harvey too!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Keeper league. Drafted him last year and had my heart ripped out my @$$ when he went down. Redrafted him this year in the 24th so I can keep him at that same spot in 2015. Of course, I think half the pitchers I have are FA pickups (30th round keepers) so he might not even make it!

        • Mello Yello says:
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          @Sky: Me too…I kept Strasburg, and he’s the one killing me!

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Stras seems to be playing his way into Zack Grienke: always good, rarely great but with hopes/promises of something better.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Amen, sister!

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Amen Sister Razzball

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Stroman my pain with his fingers…

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Haha, miss you Fugees! Wyclef said he’d be gone till November but never came back!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      420!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Dah, that was 421.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Dude wait, what? Let’s go get some Taco Bell anyway.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You didn’t read my Stroman post the other day… He asked my moms to rub his butt

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Ha, I read most of the blurbs but since I didn’t care about Stroman I didn’t read the lead. That’s nuts! Or butts, if we’re trying to be anatomically correct.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      She had no idea who he was, her receptionist told her later… One time, one time!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Haha, awesome. You teling me your moms don’t own ‘The Score’?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, but she did have Ghetto Supersta by Pras

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      So I see she’s a Ringo Starr fan…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Submarine!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Fun fact; Ringo Starr was forced to sing ‘A Little Help From My Friends’ as a reminder he’d be nothing without the other three.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      So, that’s why I always hear gritted teeth during that!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wyclef is trying to get booty rubs from my moms…

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Nah, he just asked her to pinch his hips to see if he still exists.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

    • @Sky: Hey what did you use to copy and paste this? light scribe or something..I use to have it on my other computer and forgot the name..cheers

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        ALT+PrtScnSysRq then MS Paint to crop/save as

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: Why no jpeg of your RCL pitching?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        There’s no such thing as RCL pitching. I’d just take a pic of the entire FA pool

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  102. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Any one wanna F**K

  103. Wilson says:
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    Hi pick two starters on 6/27

    Ryu vs STL (SON $14.8)
    Chevaz vs MIA ($13.3)
    Hammel vs WAS ($12)
    Lohse vs MIA ($8.7)
    Roark vs CHC ($6.1)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top two

  104. mpc says:
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    I just received this offer. Seems pretty fair to me. Which side would you rather have? Pujols, Jennings, Bauer for Rios, Choo, James Shields? Thanks, love how you guys answer almost every question in the comments section!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Mello

  105. Mello Yello says:
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    I’d go Rios but yeah, that’s fair

  106. Thomas says:
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    12 team, h2h…

    I give Gallardo, I get Kole Calhoun.

    I would end platooning him with Ben Revere until Kole becomes the everday leadoff hitter for the Angels.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kole

  107. Wilsonian says:
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    Aybar over Alcides if I need a backup for Hanley (if he’s out for a bit with this shoulder thing)?

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  108. Wake Up says:
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    So, I was playing last night, outside on the patio, as I watched a mosquito land on my penile region, mid song, it’s all about the tough choices, ya’ll!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough choices? You finish the song, unless the song is “Mosquito Don’t Bite My Penile Region,” then the choice becomes tougher…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Forgive me…I forgot how long you’ve been out there in Hollywood with all your lefty liberal elitists…

        But, that is one spot that you do NOT want to have a mosquito bite! And, you don’t want to slap at! The part about the disinterested crowd…whether to stop the song…I stopped later that night, said, I’d like to thank ya’ll for coming all over eachothers faces…restarted and still got the same tepid applause at the climax…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you’re not on Ellen’s show or playing to an audience with Ellen in it, you’ll never make it in Hollywood…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: Ellen and Porsche both have nothing but mosquito bites…I wouldn’t be interested even if they did want to suck the blood from my penile region…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hahaha

  109. Johan Barleycorn says:
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    Grey,

    I would value your opinion on trading my Cueto for Stras in a 10 team keeper league. Standard categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See no point of the trade

  110. Eric says:
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    I’m trying to evaluate a trade… I have Ryan Howard, Rizzo (keeper), Adrian Gonzalez and Singelton for my 1B, CI and UT spot… so I have a surplus there… two options presented:

    Singleton for Shelby Miller
    Gonzalez and a draft upgrade for Tehran

    Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran

  111. live from the Mike & Ernie show, with this live update from CBS:

    Mike Scioscia removed Ernesto Frieri from the closer job in favor of Joe Smith, but it was done kicking and screaming, at least figuratively. Scioscia vastly prefers Frieri in that role for the Angels.

    “Our bullpen right now, with this group, works better if Ernie can get back to being the close that we know he can be,” Scioscia told the Orange County Register. “If he gets back to that consistency, our bullpen gets more depth and let us do things earlier, in the seventh.”

    Scioscia has expressed his belief that Smith has greater flexibility, such as the ability to pitch more than one inning. Despite his sidearming style, he is adept at getting both right-handed and left-handed batters out and inducing double plays. He is their most effective reliever entering with runners on base.

    Frieri, however, has been terrible. He has given up eight home runs in 30 2/3 innings and eight earned runs in his last 6 1/3 innings pitched.

    HAHA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d love to question him and be like if Frieri’s not good for the 7th inning, why is he good for the 9th

      • @Grey: I see the Halos trading for a closer before the deadline..Street?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Papelbon

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: Belisario might as well make it a complete mess.

  112. SMLV1 says:
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    My Staff – Shields, Cueto, Fister, Ventura, A. Wood, Heaney, Gio and E. Santana.

    Thinking of dropping Heaney for Wacha (DL)….Wacha don’t clear waivers till tomorrow. Should I drop Santana for T. Ross? Ross doesn’t clear waivers till tomorrow as well. Should I put my claims in?

    Other Pitchers on the waiver wire are – T. Walker, Duffy, Arrieta, H. Alvarez, Niese, McHugh, Eovaldi, Hahn, Hutchison, Odorizzi, Stroman, Harang, Bauer, Vogelsong, Guthrie and Gausman.

    So many good arms, tough to decide what to do! 10 team Y! H2H standard league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney for Wacha

      • SMLV1 says:
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        @Grey: So no go for, Dropping Santana for Ross? And do you like any of the available pitchers listed over any of my current staff?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold Ervin

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @SMLV1: Keep an eye on Hahn and Stro…they may be one more great start away from legit

  113. Zach says:
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    Kershaw owner wants my Puig straight up. Is that fair in a 10 team league? I can replace Puig with either K. Davis who’s on my bench or pick up JD Martinez. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, you don’t need Kershaw

  114. RicoSuave says:
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    Hey guys,
    Since G. Cole is coming off the Disgraceful List, I need to drop one of these guys… please tell me who should I drop
    Heaney
    Stroman
    Walker

    Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: Gracias amigo!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @RicoSuave: Stroman

  115. Jason says:
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    you like bruce or pence going forward. Have an opportunity to acquire either. Bruce is a little less costly obviously.

    main cost being Lester….with bruce I get a draft pick back if i go pence i may need to supplement it by adding a pick to the other owner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: still bruce even if it’s straightup

        lester for bruce
        or
        lester for pence

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • Jason says:
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            @Grey:

            sorry but…just want to make sure on something here.

            IF you thought it was a bad move your response would have been HOLD, correct? so by replying Bruce you’re saying that you’d make that deal or is it just based off of the question criteria?

            i’m a little slow today…I was celebrating with TIMMY! last night, that was actually my apple….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup, I’d take Bruce

              • Jason says:
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                @Grey:

                Thanks! you da man!

                but (always a but…) i don’t think it will change my mind but now he wants a pick back. a 13 for a 17…wtf. i still go get Bruce, right?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @Jason: Bruce

      • Whirlaway says:
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        @Whirlaway: Bruce either way, but his buying window is closing fast.

  116. Pat says:
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    Latos or H Bailey ROS? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos

  117. Fungazi says:
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    Gon Homerton has turned into Yan Oferton. I wonder if Astros management is worried they jumped the gun on this kid yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, just a slump

  118. Tom says:
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    Need 2 streamers for only ERA & Whip for H2H league. They are grouped by day so it can’t be 2 from same group – SON estimates in parens.

    Hammel vWAS (3.76/1.21)
    Gausman vTB (4.47/1.35)
    McCarthy @SD (3.38/1.19)

    Cain vCIN (3.27/1.17)
    Eovaldi vOAK (4,26/1.35)
    Hughes @TEX (5.05/1.37)

    Milone @MIA (3.76/1.25)
    Heaney vOAK (4.01/1.31)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy, Cain

  119. KevinB says:
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    I was offered Braun for Freeman. One team needs to upgrade at 1B and tell other at OF. At face value, what is your take on this trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  120. Jason says:
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    my trout and porcello for his Chris Sale, Heaney and Oscar T

    16 team league 8 keepers

    not enough to move trout right?

    I’m not shopping him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not good

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @Jason: Trout should get you Kershaw or Miggy plus another upper-tier piece. Kershaw/Bruce, Miggy/Teheran. If you’re giving up a sure-fire Top 10 player in Trout, you have to get a sure-fire Top 10 guy in return.

    • Jason says:
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      @Jason: Wow! yeah that’s my thought process as well.

      I just wanted to see thoughts.

      Thanks guys!

  121. your mom says:
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    20team h2h keeper league. My j-up and cueto for myers stroman and willingham?
    My team: c-zunino 1b-butler/cron 2b-mercer 3b-castellanos ss-tulo of-gardner/bruce/j-up util-odor/freese sp-cueto, ryu, heaney, guthrie, danks, feldman rp-street, rosenthal, duke
    We keep 8, so my keepers so far would be tulo,gardner,bruce,upton. Who else should i keep? Will myers be better than upton next year? Im in 17th place. Thanks!

  122. Hi guys: I don’t really need a SS (I have Asdrubal) but I got offered a trade I can’t refuse. This is in a deep 6×6 roto league (with holds). What do you all think?

    –He sends me Reyes and a 12th-round pick next year

    –I send him Seager and Betances and a 24th-round pick next year.

    I already have Frazier at 3B, so I’m OK there. And I’d pick up someone like Darren O’Day, Case Fien, AJ Ramos, AlAl, Rob Wooten, Kevin Jepsen, or Kevin Gregg (advice?) to make up for Betances’ holds. And I get an extra roster spot and I can shop Asdrubal around. Plus a big, big plus in next year’s draft.

    I’ve got to take it, right?

    Any advice on the middle reliever to pick up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t understand why you can’t refuse it

      • @Grey: Sorry. I don’t mean I actually can’t refuse it. I mean it in the “Gadfather” sense of the phrase … you know, an offer I can’t refuse …as in it’s too good to refuse. Or am I missing something?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It doesn’t seem that great to me

          • @Grey: Wow … OK. Thanks. Glad I asked.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Arnie S.: that’s not really that good of an offer. I’d prefer Seager to Reyes. Reyes gets hurt all the damn time, and hasn’t been THAT great this year. Betances is LIGHT YEARS ahead of any of those other jokers in the FA pool. And who knows if that pick next year will even help you at all. It does not make your team better now, and possibly has little impact on the future. That’s why it makes no sense that you’re saying you can’t refuse it. I’d deny it in a heartbeat.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Arnie S.: Reyes isn’t worth Seager. The MR is a throw in. Robertson isn’t losing his job. I’d immediately refuse thatoffer

  123. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    Was offered Werth for Polanco. Take Werth or stick with the upside? What if I can get him to include a closer with Werth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Werth

  124. Aero says:
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    Alcides Escobar has only contributed 4 steals over the last month. Does anyone have some insight on his slowdown? I’m wondering if I should think of moving on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And he could steal 12 next month… Just ebb and flow of season

      • Aero says:
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        @Grey: That’s fair. I just wasn’t sure if there was a problem with him I wasn’t aware of. Cheers!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  125. Aero says:
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    I’m getting that setup.exe forced download again on the site. This has been going on intermittently for a while. Grey has your web guy got a hunch on what it is?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We haven’t heard it from anyone else so the web guy stopped looking… He concluded it was your computer…

      • Aero says:
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        @Grey: ha. I’ve definitely seen other commenters say something, though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm… Okay, I’ll tell someone to look at it again

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: been hitting me every day. My MalwareBytes has caught it consistently. I think it’s something on your end, not our computers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dah, okay, looking into it

    • Spammer Jay says:
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      @Aero: it just happened to me actually. my anti virus caught it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aero: Could you screenshot it so I can see?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aero: I found the culprit, looking at how to remedy… it’s not easy though, because it’s in an ad, but it’s not in one permanently so it comes and goes…

  126. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 (OPS & QS) H2H, was offered J. Hamilton, Arrieta and Simon for Abreu. How offended should I act in my reply? Counter with Abreu for McCutchen straight up? Not that he’ll accept, but damn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Grey: you mean getting cutch for abreu is not good? I kinda like that. Clearly his offer is a$$, the only question is how much should i shame him before trying to grab cutch.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair, I meant other one

  127. Spammer Jay says:
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    Hey Grey what you think about this deal?

    Beltre for Cobb and Chisenhall

  128. BurninBunts says:
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    Drop Zimmerman for Seager looking juicy on the wire? Been starting the Panda at third (also nabbed off the wire a while back) while the Zim has been riding the pine. So basically Seager over Sando?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @BurninBunts: Seager is on waivers? What is it a 6 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  129. Bye Felicia says:
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    I think it’s ridiculous how Americans suddenly become patriotic during the world cup. Soccer is being played all of the time! Soon as the World Cup comes on = Everybody becoming a soccer fan!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bye Felicia: We’re not fans of soccer. We’re fans of America and sports and even moreso, big event sports. And yes, I’m speaking for everybody!

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Cram It: well said, Cram!

        • Cram It says:
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          @Wilsonian: Ha. Go Ameruka!

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Cram It: AMERICA! F*** YEAH!!!

            But seriously, like I give two poops what our national speed skating team is doing right now. However, when it’s Winter Olympics time, you bet your ascot that I’m all over that! Same thing with Soccer, and I even played in High School. Unless there’s something major riding on it – like the World Cup – I can’t pay attention to it at all.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Wilsonian: i am not really a fan of any of those things. America is cool for 4 reasons
              1. best mail system in world (price/efficiency)
              2. green money is way cooler than other colors
              3. we don’t by and large, like soccer
              4. i forgot 4, but i know it exists

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bye Felicia: Do you watch Olympic sports year round?

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Cram It: @Cram It: I haven’t watched an Olympic event since I was a kid. I’ll watch the espn highlights, bit not the actual games. I don’t care for soccer. Never have, it’s boring, no scoring, no commercial breaks to grab beer etc. HAH

        • Cram It says:
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          @Bye Felicia: I don’t care for soccer either. But I like to party. And going to a pub at 11 a.m. when the world cup is going on is a fucking party. And that’s alright with me.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Cram It: of course the party part is good. rather watch A-Team reruns in a bar than soccer though.

  130. “Grey. People will come, Grey. They’ll come to Razzball for reasons they can’t even fathom. They’ll turn on their computers and come to this site not knowing for sure why they’re doing it. They’ll arrive at your column each morning as innocent as children, longing for your player posts. They’ll read your column and it’ll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they’ll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Grey. The one constant through all the years, Grey, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Grey. It reminds us of all that once was good and that could be again. Oh…people will come Grey. People will most definitely come.

    I am so happy I found this site, thank you Grey Albright, from the bottom of my fantasy baseball loving heart.

    .cheers

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Now let’s get these guys back on the juice! I miss the freakishly huge Barry’s & Big Mac’s biceps glistening like snow on a cold Xmas eve! The 500ft bombs a bursting over the upper deck. Roids should be made mandatory. Now let’s play ball! :-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Razzball is a hidden gem, but this post is a little too narcissistic for my liking. Are you looking for a job MP?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Malicious Phenom:

      very well said , Phe .
      now , if we can just prevent these one-day gambling sites
      from ruining fantasy baseball ….

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Good luck with that, O! I fought the law and the law won…

        • Peter Nincompoop says:
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          @Grey: Vicious animal these one-day gambling sites are.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I imagine, I don’t play them…

  131. das coffee frau says:
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    rizzo (22nd round), frazier (27th round), carlos gonzalez (1st round)

    for

    machado (21st round), polanco (22nd round), miggy (1st round)

    keeper….who wins…

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @das coffee frau: I want the Miggy side. No doubt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @das coffee frau: I love Au Rizz, but yeah, going with the Miggy side here.

  132. kevinmac says:
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    taijuan or heaney ROS if gets the call next week.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @kevinmac: Heaney all day.

  133. FillyP says:
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    12t 5×5 ESPN standard (with keepers)

    Trade J. Upton for Strasburg?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @FillyP: Ughhh Mahgughh. Don’t like either side in that deal. I’ll lean towards the hitter though as their tougher to come by.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  134. Diamond Powered Zeppelins says:
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    Retooling the bottom of my rotation….Can I safely drop Estrada for Hahn or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Diamond Powered Zeppelins: Meh? Estrada could be replaced by Nelson any day. That being said, I’d go Hahn. Not to excited about either.

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: Add an “o” to “to” to make it grammatically correct, but the “o” could also stand of for objective. Not probably helpful, but it’s your call.

  135. Cram It says:
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    Heaney or Stroman this year?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Cram It: Tough call. Stroman plays for a better team and will get you more W’s, but Heaney is still the pick. Lefty in the NL with good stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  136. Eric says:
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    Better ROS:

    Dallas Keuchel or Phil Hughes?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Eric: Flip a coin, but I’d go Keuchel.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Eric: Gotta be Keuchel. I haven’t been able to trust Hughes for 3 years

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keuchel

  137. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Can you rank rest of the year

    Beckett smyly Ross Heaney

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckett, Heaney

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Brett: Depends what pitching stats you’re after. Everything equal, I’ll go Heaney, Ross/Smyly and then Beckett.

  138. Steve says:
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    What do you make of McCarthy’s start tomorrow v. SD, SON likes it but McCarthy cost me ratios last week when he imploded…. I’m torn. Would you start him again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust him, but it’s about as safe as you can get with him

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Steve: Ugghhh

  139. Jack says:
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    Would Betts be a part of a platoon if he’s brought up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely

  140. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G touche on the title today. Ross vs ari or gausman vs tb tomorrow?

    • nick the dick says:
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      @nick the dick: SON like ross by alot but i think anyone vs tampa is a good bet. League counts losses too and you know padres offense…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I like yours better still…. Ross at home, if that’s where he is

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: I like both, but if you need to pick one, I agree with Grey. Ross.

  141. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Smyly or Ross?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross at home, Smyly

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Brett: Yep

  142. JeffFromTallahassee says:
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    Drop Joe Mauer for Miguel Montero?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @JeffFromTallahassee: Although I may be stuck down upon, I disagree with Grey. Hold.

  143. The Big Yabu says:
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    Need to cut one of Singleton, McGehee, Reynolds, Cron — who’s the odd man out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @The Big Yabu: Reynolds or Cron. Singleton reminds me of Alvarez (i.e., probably a year or two away), and I might bail on him, but you gotta see what he can do at this point.

  144. herschel says:
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    @Grey: you trusting timmy next week in weekly leagues (vs stl and @sd). i know he got racked after his last no hitter, but he also threw something 140 pitches in that one, didnt he?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, in some leagues

  145. Scott says:
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    I was offered Kuechel and W. Myers for J. Upton. 10 team h2h Yahoo. Take it or not?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton side

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Scott: I don’t like Upton, but no way. Kuechel is a start or two away from the waiver wire in a 10-team league, Wil Myers is a sleeper in 2015.

  146. dropdabeat says:
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    so i’ve got goldy,rizzo,pujols. keeper league, and i’ve managed to get goldy/rizzo for the minimum. i control the first base market haha.

    anyway i can only play two. would you deal pujols/kluber for bumgarner? i dont want to give up kluber, i’ll try cj wilson first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Wilson

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @dropdabeat: Kluber and Bumgarner aren’t too far off, but the inclusion of Pujols makes it over the top. You got Goldy and Rizzo…against conventional wisdom, I’d do it.

  147. Fister asche says:
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    Have segura, alcides, and Zobrist to fill my SS spot with Zobrist sharing 2b spot with Hill. Who would you rather trade away between segura
    And alcides? And for which of these pitchers – Zimmerman, becket, cole hamels, latos. Of those SPs Are there any I should not try and trade for at all? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides…Hamels, Latos, Zimm, but I doubt you’re getting them

  148. Jason says:
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    Thanks again Grey, love getting some good laughs w/my fantasy analysis!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

  149. Negatto says:
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    Is E. Santana a pickup over any of the pitchers listed below?

    Archer
    Beckett
    Martinez,
    Odorizzi,
    Wood
    Walker

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not necessarily

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Negatto: Tough call, but yes. Beckett or Odorizzi.

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: Maybe Martinez as well…

  150. jaw says:
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    is carlos martinez worth owing in a 12 team 5×5 h2h?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  151. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    I had a couple of beers during the USA World Cup game and have misspelled several words in my responses. I am an exercise maniac and stoked about the NBA draft. Do I go running before it begins? Or, take nap?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Peter Nincompoop: I got a men’s bathing suit shoot with Tehol manana!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I suggest a Stairmaster

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: Quality call.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re welcome!

          • Peter Nincompoop says:
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            @Grey: Just got back from sweating out my three Ballast Point Sculpins. Feeling spry for tomorrow’s shoot.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              By sweating out, you mean peeing?

  152. raf says:
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    Drop Xander for Miller?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  153. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Dallas Keuchel is being dropped in a lot of my leagues. Should I keep my distance, keep my distance until after the Tiger’s game, or pick him up? I was thinking of dropping the back end of my SPs (Haren) or RPs (Rondon) for him.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Own over Haren

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!
        Hi Grey,

        Silly questions:

        You have these 3Bs on one team …

        Adrian Beltre
        David Wright
        Pablo Sandoval

        … and Nolan Arenado is getting close to coming back.

        Any move to be made?

        Same question another team …

        Pablo Sandoval
        Pedro Alvarez
        Ryan Zimmerman

        Thanks!

        Mike.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Answered

  154. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Hi Grey and Mike nice write up as usual. Meant to tell you I picked up Roark after you pretty much told me to. He had great game and I beat out the madbum owner by a few minutes. Madbum let up 4 that game and the offer of madbum for Roark came and yes it took less than a second to accept. ty Well your opinion please Adam Lind or Cron thanks hago

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

  155. costaricanchata says:
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    alex guerrero getting closer to returning to the dodgers’ line-up .

    will this impact dee gordon’s playing time ,
    and ,
    we he hear the call ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s no way they bench Gordon with how he’s hitting… Guerrero would be a bench bat right now, probably headed to minors…

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: He could play third. Don’t know much about him fielding wise

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And sit Uribe?! Yeah, I guess, if he can play 3rd…

          • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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            @Grey: I did’t realize Uribe was back so soon .I don’t own him in any leagues

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Really? Surprising…

  156. FunkeTown says:
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    @Grey – Riddle me this Batmustacheman – What gives with 1 steal for George Springer? Hell, what’s wrong with the Stros and running? Is only Altuve allowed to run?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have to be under five-two to run on the Astros

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @FunkeTown: villar got caught all those times from him NOT stealing?

  157. Jason says:
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    in a keeper you trading Beltre and a 14th d pick for machado and a 9th rd pick? We keep five so picks come after the first five rounds, the 9th is really a 4th rd for us.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t Beltre be kept?

  158. Al koholic says:
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    melancon,peralta,qualls,who should i drop,to get a ss for hanley,i have allen and rodriquez to,thanks for another great day of fun here at razzball the number one sports information center

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta… No problem….

  159. herschel says:
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    @Grey: thoughts on Gee when he returns? anything more than a streamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3.50 ERA, 6 K-rate… So, streamer in most leagues

  160. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Here comes Ernesto in a non-save opp. Buckle up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @Grey: Promptly grooves an 0-2 fastball down the middle to give up a single to Eduardo Escobar. Walks some scrub on 4 straight. Gets Sam Fuld to ground out. Then walks Dozier.

        C’mon Joe Smith.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Since I own Smith, it’s awesome…

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Mr. Tibbs: Frieri did what we come to expect from him lol

  161. dropdabeat says:
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    sorry if beating a dead horse, but did anyone find out why kenley didnt come in for the save? rest?

    • Al koholic says:
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      @dropdabeat: pitched 4 out of 5 days

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I answered above

  162. Dez says:
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    what do you think of the following trade: Matt Holliday, Ryan Zimmerman and Jean Segura for Carlos Santana, Kyle Seager and Ian Desmond. h2h points league. Seems like the Holliday and Zimmerman side is more name recognition than anything. Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, it’s fair, I’d take Seager

  163. Jon says:
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    Grey, what are your thoughts on trading Kemp and Aaron Sanchez for David Wright? 5×5 scoring, keep-18 league, but I’m playing for this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, Kemp vs. Wright is a matter of positional needs

  164. FillyP says:
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    12t 7×7 H2H keeper (OBP, XBH + QS, IP)

    Trade Machado + Doolittle for Longo? Our rules only allow you to keep a player for 3 years, so I can hold MM for one more year. He cost me a 2014 13th rounder and will cost me a 13th + ADP divided by 2 for 2015.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo side

  165. goodfold2 says:
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    for the first time in forever rosario and mesoraco are both about to play 4 games in a row. 5 in a row for rosario. those non-named injuries must finally be getting better. i’d bet rosario didn’t even play in 4 in a row till yesterday since coming off DL a while ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not

  166. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Would you drop Frieri?(Leaning towards yes.) I’ve got Rodney, Robertson, Uehara, and Smith. I’m 17 saves ahead of my next closest competitor and look highly unlikely to gain any ground. Holds league where most set-up man/ next in line types are taken.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  167. goodfold2 says:
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    any of hahn,stroman, shoemaker, tillman, or locke over any of porcello/wheeler/haren in QS and K/BB instead of total K’s 14 team roto (with only 26 moves left for year)
    other pitchers i have are beckett/annabelle/keuchel/wily p/arrieta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahn over Porcello, Stroman over Haren

  168. goodfold2 says:
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    different league, 16 team h2h with QS, locke or milone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone

  169. osunanomore? says:
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    i know you like ozuna, but he’s cooled off, a lot. would you still favor him over marlyon byrd. i’m thinking yes for the upside?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  170. Pat says:
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    Allen Craig or K Davis ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  171. goodfold2 says:
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    ok, due to pujols somehow stealing, i’m tied. steal polanco steal!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: ah shit!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  172. Eng says:
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    Grey, Grey, Grey….sorry to do this but I have none last prospect question. How high of a ceiling does Gregory Polanco have? Is he better than Marte but not as great as Trout? Could he be Carlos Gomez? Is he better than Taveras? Basically, does he make you tingle? Trying to figure out how much to trade in order to get him. Thanks mucho, again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s around that of Marte, slightly better average…

  173. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    wha happened? CUBS and WAS aren’t playing on a sunday this week. i thought whole league played on sunday. did somebody reserve a terrorist attack on CHI or WAS for that day?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s gotta be some kind of mistake

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wow, they’re off for pride parade

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Grey: terrorist attacks and parades affect my life pretty much the same, having never lived near a terrorist attack. one has more shuttle buses, the other more federal cops. local cops are pretty much all over either. and just how early does one need to call (and who does one call?) to reserve a terrorist attack these days? as far as intel agents are reading, i don’t have these questions of course.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  174. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Silly questions:

    You have these 3Bs on one team …

    Adrian Beltre
    David Wright
    Pablo Sandoval

    … and Nolan Arenado is getting close to coming back.

    Any move to be made?

    Same question another team …

    Pablo Sandoval
    Pedro Alvarez
    Ryan Zimmerman

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Wright and Alvarez for pieces you need

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey – Wright will be an issue now.

  175. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Adam Eaton pulled from the game with pms cramping

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  176. icE says:
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    Would you drop CJ Cron to stream Gausman, Stroman and Colon over the next 3 days? I’m down in Ks and completely out of ERA/WHIP, but also shallow at 1B. Playing #2 ranked team so this week is especially important for a playoff push

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, but don’t know their matchups

  177. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    in league with no homers, instead runs/rbi/steals/OBP/Slug i’m replacing Pierzynski with either suzuki or navarro, who have both been better than him over entire season, and i’m thinking Pierzyn’s only value over those 2 is that he probably projects at more homers. Navarro is in best lineup. i could also do chrinios or vogt but they don’t play enough (and i’m sure vogt will play even less with red dick back).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold… If you must… Suzuki

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Grey: if all of a sudden Pierzynski gets better than Suzuki i can always go back to him. this is a 14 team league

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha… Ain’t like Suzuki’s been all that good either

          • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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            @Grey: if you were to check the OBP and Slug of him and navarro when compared to Pierzynski

  178. Spammer Jay says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’m leading most batting cats and need pitching. What you think?

    McCutchen for Price and Heyward ?

    or I could try

    McCutchen for Price and Chapman

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, take Chapman with him…

  179. bossmanjunior says:
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    Trying to trade Melancon for a starter but struggling to find a good match. Do any of these guys seem like a good return or should I hold: Beckett, Haren, Wheeler, Dickey, Roark.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unless this is a 15 team league or deeper this SPs won’t matter…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: even beckett?

  180. Johnny Podres says:
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    Guy wants my Bryce Harper…..I want SP…..he has, Fister, Keuchel, Kluber, Hamels…..Who can I reasonably expect to get and is it a good trade…in your humble opinion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good trades

  181. Bob says:
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    Who do you like best ROS in a league that includes QS?

    Wei-yin Chen
    Drew Smyly
    Henderson Alvarez
    Nate Eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarez

  182. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    POLANCO! also this about the smaller Lake
    “Lake slid into the metal door in right center at Wrigley Field and appeared to hit his left leg, shoulder and head on the wall. The good news is that he was able to walk off the field on his own and was smiling as he did so” this takes me back to every time i feel into a creek drunk (headfirst). man after my own heart.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  183. Derrick says:
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    Lind or Hosmer ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  184. Bob says:
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    Who you got ROS in a 6×6 including OPS?
    Willingham
    Markakis
    Hunter
    Eaton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willingham

  185. Bernie Brewer says:
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    With Hanley probably headed to the DL, who do I turn to at SS? (slim pickins…): Villar, Cozart, Suarez, Lowrie, Drew?

    Get healthy Hanley!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @Grey: a That was my thought too. Thanks for confirming!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  186. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Cron, Willingham, or Juan Francisco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willingham

  187. goodfold2 says:
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    uh oh, wily’s getting porcello’d. bunch of singles

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: yikes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  188. bossmanjunior says:
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    @Grey

    Sorry, didn’t completely understand you response. I picked up Melancon with the intention of trading him. Already have 4 solid closers and don’t need him but I still picked him up thinking I could trade him for something better than what waiver had to offer. Its a 10 team h2h league. My question was whether these SP are worth trading him for or whether I should hold onto him until a better opportunity arises. Possible options are Beckett, Roark, Haren, Wheeler, Dickey. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can try for Beckett or Roark, in that order…

  189. frank says:
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    grey quick OF ?

    should I drop j. werth for JD martinez? 7×7 ops

    Thanks

    • nick the dick says:
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      @frank: negative

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  190. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G dude just dropped minor in my 10 team h2h would you drop archer to grab him? Hes the only real droppable other than taijuan who i just scooped back up for prob the 4th time but hes so close i feel i gotta wait for him this time. Could drop allen and ride with 2 closers, cishek and koji, as most guys in the league have 2 closers or less so id prob be okay. Best move? No move?…ahh all this typing and ur just gonna say lose archer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No move

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: wordski. Archer over minor now. Minor starting to tank on the still-like-him-meter?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you owned Minor, I’d say hold, but since you don’t there’s no reason to mess with him

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: works for me

  191. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Who is this Jorge Polanco guy just called up by the Twins?

    Worth an add over Gennett?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  192. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    i have a theory that erasmo ramirez is secretly just jo jo reyes using a pseudonym

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…The old peg boy from the Jays and Braves, nice…

  193. Jay says:
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    puig abreu freeman Braun

    That the ranking?

    Anyone on that list you wouldn’t move Strasburg for straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks about right…I’d trade Strasburg for any of them

  194. Henry says:
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    12 team h2h 6×6 (Walks, QS)

    Guy in my league is interested in Doolittle. Which of his pitchers are worth a 1 for 1?

    F. Hernandez
    Gio
    Vogelsong
    Keuchel
    Chavez
    Elias
    Arrieta
    Rubby
    W. Peralta

    Loved the write-up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hernandez (ain’t happening), Chavez, Gio, Keuchel, Arrieta

  195. Red Barons says:
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    Y! 12-team 5×5 roto:
    Gio was dropped; I’m thinking he will continue to bounce back? Should I drop McHugh or Heaney for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

  196. Fish says:
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    Is the Cobbler worth a stream against the Royals tomorrow or is the risk of a ERA blowup to great? His last month has been fairly impressive, especially with K’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth a shot

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: jesus, what size league is cobb a streamer in? if it was razzballian league, even a 4 teamer would have him owned (at least at the draft)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think he means Shoemaker

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: oh. that makes sense. just never heard of him called that.

  197. Anthony says:
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    Sorry for the late question Grey. My waivers go through tonight and I’m thinking about adding this Mookie Betts guy, he’s getting a lot of pub and the rumors are he may be up this weekend. What do you think of him? Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Up this weekend? Who said that? Add him if you want…

      • Anthony says:
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        Just read some speculation that he may be, so I figured now is the time…

        • Anthony says:
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          To be more specific, it was from one of the writers from your favorite site Rotoworld. Drew Sliva said today in his chat that he expects Betts to be called up this weekend.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, grab him, it’s worth it to speculate

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grab him, I just researched him…

          • Al koholic says:
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            @Grey: why the hell hasnt espn added him yet

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t know, it’s weird, because they’re usually good about it, plus he’s a Red Sox player…

  198. Al koholic says:
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    reports are good on hanleys shoulder,no dl trip

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, nice (if you own him, which I don’t)…

  199. goodfold2 says:
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    thank god it was a short day or i would not have had in that scooter homer. SCOOTER!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  200. john says:
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    Bsed on what we seen so far this year and looking at upside/outlook going forward who would I drop as of today. 10 tm h2h lg traditional 5×5 pitching cats. I carry 4 closers the norm is 3…

    keuchel
    minor
    lackey
    Awood
    jansenn TOR

    That is all, thanks…except Damnit PUIG lets go!!

    • john says:
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      @john: also still trying to trade last efforts with no answers yet, keuchel and minor(shld i try lackey) for Kluber

      Kenley and jansenn for Kimbrel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lackey

      • john says:
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        @Grey: who wld i drop if I cant get trade done names above? Also because im going to be dropping someone shld i just throw the book at him…minor and lackey for kluber?

        Is gio decent trade target if kluber doesnt work?

  201. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Trade Yadi and Alexei Ramirez to get W Ramos and Reyes?

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  202. Al koholic says:
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    bourjos tagged out both last night and again tonight after stealing the base but coming off the bag,how can you do nothing but play baseball for the last 15 years and not no how to slide

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Al koholic: ask Bryce that same question

    • Schmohawks Bob says:
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      @Al koholic: He played for the Sciopath. Have you checked out their base-running recently. Totally pathetic.

  203. Mello Yello says:
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    Why the eff does Yahoo list Mookie as a shortstop? Killing me smalls! (I actually haven’t said that in a while after I said it literally three times a day for most of my life)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Mello Yello: i know, i would probably drop harrison instantly in many scooter leagues to grab him, but can’t with only SS and OF to come in 5 days after he plays. did you have to go to rehab to take that out of your daily vocab?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s bad?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: not inherently, but due to unidentified choices i made in many (over 80%) leagues (gyorko/miller) i am MUCH weaker at SS than 2B in basically every league i have. at least when my SS under perform (segura/andrus) they get steals, so they are still startable.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: wait, that’s backward, MUCH weaker at 2B than SS, that is.

  204. goodfold2 says:
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    if betts is really coming up (damn i wish he counted at 2B, i could have him backup scooter)he an add over any of
    1. 12 team roto with K’s/net steals/XBH/OPS and double plays for fielders (so owings has extra value here) drop owings/bogaerts/harrison. guessing not. betts will play OF i would think
    2.10 teamer with deep benches and 6 keepers. over bogaerts. i’m thinking not. could do over odor, but odor is backing up utley.
    3. different question. should i add miller or infante over odor as utley backup in that 10 team league. OBP and XBH as cats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings…over Odor…miller over Odor

  205. Lemmingness says:
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    Weekly redraft points league,

    So the Hamels owner won’t part with him. Double checking, my Polanco/Seager for Latos is fine?

    I get that it’s overpaying, but Seager is expendable I think: I have 3B Frazier and Aramis, OF is Rios, JHamilton, Marte, Brantley
    My worst SP’s are Cain and Gallardo.

    P.S. you can ignore my forum post, didn’t realize you were answering questions here.

  206. Mark Shockey says:
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    Corey Dickerson or michael brantley finishs the season stronger?

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