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The date was 1 B.O. — that’s one year Before Okrent — and the Fantasy Baseball Overlord rose from the Fantasy Baseball Overlord’s Mom’s Basement and said, “Fantasy baseball lovers, I will grant you one wish.”  One Fantasy Baseballer swooped his wisp of hair over his balding spot, in case he ran into any girls, and stepped forward, “I wish that all players would be healthy.”  The Fantasy Baseball Overlord scratched under his armpit, thinking.  “Fine, prematurely balding man, I will grant you your wish.  May all players be healthy.  Just not all at the same time or while on your team.”  And with that the FBO descended back into its mom’s basement, since it was almost snack time.  As the Overlord descended the stairs, the prematurely balding man yelled, “Wait, I didn’t agree to that!”  But it was too late, and now Jose Abreu‘s landed on the DL too.  Can’t we have anything nice?!  Please return to us, The Grande Dolor!  Wait a second, where was Frank Thomas this weekend?  Frank Thomas did a Snapchat with the Fantasy Baseball Overlord, didn’t he?  Answer me true, universe.  The White Sox are saying Abreu will be fine to return after the minimum 15 days, and I say, *long sigh* hopefully.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Kyle Farnsworth – Signed by the Astros.  Above the Astros clubhouse is a similar quote to Statue of Liberty, “Give me your tired, your poor.  Your garbage pitchers yearning to breathe free.  We have but one request, don’t ask for more than league minimum.”

Matt Dominguez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and 2 homers (6, 7).  Dominguez does work on Domingo and Antonio Sabato Jr. rests, and so it is and so it will be.

Chris Carter – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, actually hitting near .350 in the last week, which is like hitting .750 for this all or nothing slugger.  Mean’s while, Jon Singleton held a symposium on the death of black sidekicks in cinema and in the minor leagues.

Gio Gonzalez – Hit the Disgraceful List with shoulder inflammation.  Rizzo isn’t overly concerned, but I don’t know what Anthony Rizzo has to do with this.  *intern whispers into my ear*  That’s Mike Rizzo, I’m told.

Ryan Zimmerman – The Nats are considering Zimmerman in the outfield to put less pressure on his shoulder, and more pressure on everything else.

Jordan Zimmermann – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 1 K.  He looks like hot breath two inches from your face, but he’s actually pitching a hair better than he did last year, so there could be a slight buying opportunity here.

Wilson Ramos – 2-for-3, 1 run, 4 RBIs for his first multi-hit game of the year.  That puts a real sunshiney glow on things, huh?

Jenrry Mejia – Got the save on Saturday.  I took a moment on Saturday and thought about owning two relievers on the Mess and decided I was daft, but not that daft, so I lost Jeurys Familia on most of my mixed league teams.  For now, own Mejia until Jenrry looks terrrrible.

C.J. Wilson – Threw his 2nd career shutout on Saturday with 7 baserunners and 7 Ks.  If I were an opposing manager, I’d check him for foreign substances like something that could be used to rub on the ball and treat a flaky scalp.

Will Middlebrooks – Hit the DL with a fractured finger.  Can you say post-post-post-post-hype sleeper for 2015?

Jake Peavy – 6 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA is now at 4.33.  His ownership is still over 90%.  Ah, the wonders of name value.

Anibal Sanchez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA is at 2.89.  His walk rate is out of control — 4.5 K/9, his velocity is down and he’s barely going to his curveball.  I.e., I before E, except in Teixeira, something seems off with him.  I wouldn’t be afraid to explore trades with him based on his artificially deflated ERA.

Ian Kinsler – 4-for-5, 2 runs.  UPDATE:  Ignore everything you read about the Prince Fielder-Ian Kinsler trade prior to the start of this season.  As William Goldman would say, nobody knows anything.

Taijuan Walker – Threw 55 pitches in the bullpen.  Come back, Walker, Taijuan’t to be my starter?

Corey Hart – Left yesterday’s game with a hamstring injury.  No one likes to see Hart hurt, except for those few that only have five working keyboard keys.

Felix Hernandez – 8 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Twins, which is a dream matchup like every time I think of Twins in any scenario outside of baseball.

Robinson Cano – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .318 on the year *covers mouth so you can’t hear* with one homer.

Alex Cobb – Struck out nine in his rehab start, and is due back on Thursday vs. the A’s.  I’m putting mental bubble wrap around his UCL and mental packing peanuts around his elbow.

Kevin Kiermaier – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer as he started for Desmond Jennings, who was on bereavement.  Kiermaier reminds me of the Kierkegaard quote, “There are two possible situations for Kiermaier — he can either do this or that.  My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this:  do it or do not do it — you will regret both.”  That Kierkegaard was a real joy!

David Price – 6 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  The Price is wrong, b*tch!

Albert Pujols – 3-for-4 and two solo homers.  I don’t even hold it against him for being the impetus for me Googling “Prince Albert” on Google image search.

Grant Green – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and on Saturday he hit a homer, hitting .368.  Hard to say what his playing time is going to be when Kole Calhoun returns, as for Kole Calhoun, look at Jack’s hit of the week.

Matt Shoemaker – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, 3.06 ERA.  Not really much but a streamer even if Shoemaker seems capable of cobbling together good starts.  Pun point!

Rickie Weeks – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and third in his last three games, though he sat out the previous two games, which would’ve been fine if we were still rooting for Scooter, but now we’re rooting for Rickie and it’s starting to foul me up.  Stop forcing my fickle allegiances to be more fickle!

Travis Wood – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  He’s way too erratic for as an every start-type pitcher, but as the Stream-o-Nator points out he does have a nice next matchup.

Mike Olt – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  He might be this season’s version of a guy who hits 30 homers and isn’t owned in more than 50% of leagues for the majority of the year.  It’s the Adam Dunn award.  That award is in the shape of a blue ox.

Welington Castillo – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Where’s the boeuf?  Welington!

Prince Fielder – Out a few games with a herniated disc in his neck.  But who’s going to go 1-for-4 with no runs or RBIs in the meantime?!

Mitch Moreland – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer as he played 1st base for the Rangers.  Well, the Rangers figured out how to replace Fielder’s production.  Lose the guy who takes up more land for Moreland.

Nick Martinez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA down to 2.28.  He has 16 Ks to 14 BBs, which is hot garbage in a wok that was heated on Venus.

Juan Francisco – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Sonavabench!  Ugh, I tried to figure out a way to get him in my lineup, but I went with Solarte in a doubleheader and Pollock at UTIL and… Well, do a better job than me and get him in your lineup.

Jay Bruce – On Saturday, he shagged fly balls.  Hey, that’s cool with me.  If he wants to marry the person whose balls he was shagging, I’m fine with it too.

Tony Cingrani – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks as he returned from the DL.  I picture his family sitting on Mulberry Street, sipping espresso, wondering how long until Chinatown completely takes over Little Italy.  The Cingranis now on A&E after Small Town Security.

Devin Mesoraco – 4-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .500 on the year.  He may have a face only his mother could love, but he has a bat that everyone could love.

Cody Asche – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Didn’t come out of the gate like the horse in One Fine Mess that Howie and Ted Danson gave a speedball, but there’s still time for Asche to make good on my preseason love.

Marlon Byrd – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Domonic Brown had a solid Saturday (2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer), but right now it’s not even close who’s been more valuable between him and Byrd and that’s just sad.  Like when only your Mom likes your Facebook status.

Matt Wieters – Won’t return when eligible.  We should start a new fantasy baseball game where the categories are more applicable if your entire team is on the DL.  Hitter categories:  Missed Games, Strained Hamstrings, Limps, Obliques and Bed Sores.  For pitchers:  Strained Elbows, Strained Shoulders, Tommy John Surgeries, Dead Arm and Can’t Get Loose.  Think how much happily the comments will be when it’s, “I got two Tommy John surgeries and a strained shoulder and don’t think the 2nd place team can catch me!”

Adam Jones – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Considering what the rest of the 1st round is doing right now, I don’t want to get greedy.  Besides Godly and I mean Goldy not Trout, you were better off starting your draft in the 3rd round.

J.J. Hardy – 3-for-4, 1 run and has zero homers on the year.  Unless the Ghost of Charley Lau is haunting J.J., it’s a complete Hardy boy mystery why he has zero homers.  I’d grab him though with the hope that he’s got to turn around his dearth of power.

Alex Gordon – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 6 RBIs and 2 homers (2, 3).  Commissioner Gordon finally figured out how to turn on the bat signal.

Billy Butler – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .240.  Only another forty points on average and he’ll be hitting his weight in moobs.  The Royals had 18 homers going into today, last in MLB.  They brought Steve Balboni to help turn it around and he left after an awkward moment when Billy Butler asked him, “Are you my father?”

Jed Lowrie – Exited yesterday’s game with a strained neck.  Damn, I don’t play in a Strained Neck league!

Yoenis Cespedes – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs; Josh Donaldson went 1-for-2, 4 runs, 1 RBI; Brandon Moss went 3-for-3, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and Josh Reddick went 2-for-4, 2 RBIs as the A’s laid it on the Indians.  The Indians should be red-faced.  From embarrassment, geez!

Justin Masterson – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  Some good can come of this.  You can finally drop him without any regrets.   Well, except the regret you owned him all this time.

Cody Allen – 0 IP, 3 ER.  Apparently, John Axford’s voodoo dolls are working better than his pitches.

Michael Brantley – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  With Carlos Santana dropped to the seven hole and hitting .152, even when Kipnis returns, Brantley should stay in the heart of the Indians order and keep producing.  Yeah, I’m a fan.

David Murphy – 3-for-5 and his 2nd steal.  Murphy is now hitting near-.450 in the last week with a homer.  Murphy’s the type to get scolding hot, and he’s now doing it with a side order of schmotato.

Edwin Jackson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.98.  More like Edqualitystart!  *high-five self*  Ow, too much thumb!  I’m not a huge fan of Jackson, but the Stream-o-Nator points out his next start isn’t terrible and could be in line for some streaming action.

Andrew Cashner – Hit the DL with soreness in his elbow.  He’s confident that it won’t be an issue; he’s just having a precautionary MRI on Monday.  Ah, the ol’ precautionary MRI!  I have one of those every few days.  I’m sure Cashner will be fine.  In related news, how’s Casey Kelley pitching in the minors?

Seth Smith – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer.  Don’t thleep on the Lisper’s Nightmare!

Everth Cabrera – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam & legs.  EverCab didn’t accidentally back into a PEDs needle, the Padres where in Coors this weekend.  More than I can say for Gyorko, whose name is seeming more and more appropriate every day.

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer in limited time as he hits .349.  Basically, anyone that the Rockies play hits, well, except Rutledge.

Yangervis Solarte – 2-for-7, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  In a week that I’ve owned him, he has 3 homers, 8 runs, 4 RBIs and hitting .308.  Basically, Middlebrooks’s whole season.

Gerrit Cole – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks.  His stuff is so insane, yet his results are so yawnstipating.  It’s almost like he’s embarrassed to show off.  Is he Amish?  Start striking out 15 guys a game, Ezequiel won’t mind!

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .314.  White guys with black names have really broken the glass ceiling this year.

Justin Upton – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer.  Upton’s taken Jay Bruce’s crazy streakiness and run with it the last two years.  Is there anyone else you can count on for at least four homers in a week or an 0-for-47 slump with nothing in-between?

Matt Adams – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .309.  Hoping one of these days it clicks that those two moobs that he stuffs into his athletic sports bra every morning aren’t there for aesthetics but to show him that he has the power to hit homers.  Maybe since Allen Craig isn’t doing anything else, he can put on the inspirational Suddenly I See by KT Turnsall and that could help Fatt Adams open his eyes.

Kolten Wong – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and five for 11 since he was recalled with two steals.  If you’re struggling at MI, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t grab Wong, um, no, that’s what I meant.

Jaime Garcia – 7 IP, 4 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Not an awful start for his first one back, and ‘not awful’ is about the best you’re gonna get from me for Garcia until he’s rattled off about five solid starts.

Trevor Rosenthal – 2/3 IP, 2 ER and his 2nd blown save.  Don’t think he’s in real jeopardy of losing the job yet, but he is in jeopardy of losing his arm if the Cards keep pitching him every day.  He’s now thrown four straight days and 97 pitches this week.  Joe Torre just shuddered.

Pablo Sandoval – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  I just told you to Buy him, did you listen?  You did?  Oh, that is fabulous.  We are the best over-the-internet friends ever.  Let’s snuggle.  It’s a figure of speech!  Get away!

Ryan Vogelsong – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.62.  Essentially a streamer, and you can tell everybody that is your Vogelsong.

Aaron Hill – Scratched with a sore shoulder.  Better have been a Made in the USA backscratcher.  Even if it was made in the USA by illegal immigrants.

Paul Goldschmidt – 4-for-5, 5 runs, 6 RBIs and 2 homers on Saturday.  Au Shucks!  I miss you, you wonderful beast!

A.J. Pollock – 4-for-6, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam & legs on Saturday, then 3-for-4 on Sunday.  I told you to grab him on Friday and now I’m saying, you should’ve paid attention.

Chris Owings – 6-for-9, 5 runs, 3 RBIs and 2 steals on Saturday and Sunday. Up until this weekend he’s been as exciting to own as someone’s tone when turning the TV channel to a rerun and saying his name, “O, wings.”

Clayton Kershaw – 1 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  Well, at least he’s not on the DL…Yet.  Damn you, reversal ellipsis!

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Will rejoin the rotation on Wednesday.  Fantasy Baseball Overlord, “If I say so.”  Evil laugh!  Fantasy Baseball Overlord out.

From Around The Web

  1. Malicious Phenom says:
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    FIRST, first

  2. Giant Gigantes says:
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    Lmao at the Mesoraco blurb! Had to look up his profile pic…ouch, looks like Kane from WWE, might as well wear the mask

    • Justin says:
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      @Giant Gigantes: That’s why they made him a catcher.. Attendance was down when he a positional player but the screaming women and children made the reds switch him.

      • Nick The Podcast Host

        Nick the Podcast Host says:
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        @WNWDOTCOM: @WNWDOTCOM: Might be from the bowels of hell but he’s sure swinging a mean pitchfork. Pitchfork? Trident? Pointy thing?

  3. johnny2k says:
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    rank these please:
    hardy, owings, asdrubal, villar

  4. J-FOH says:
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    Been catching up on Silicon Valley today. Great show so far

    • Seattle Mack says:
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      @J-FOH:

      The hot chick in the episode he fakes she wants to have sex with the Indian dude, is the chick from the AT&T Commercials with the tight blue shirt.

    • Niceguybilly says:
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      @J-FOH:
      When Erlich slaps the kid with the Adderol it was the first time I laughed out loud at a tv show since Arrested Development. Maybe that says something about me…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: The guy who owns the house is awesome

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: He is the best character. Always really solid. Hilarious in She’s Out of My League. Have you seen that one?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, don’t remember him from anything else

          • Jamiehov says:
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            @Grey: @Grey:

            He’s good but Gavin is my favorite. The hologram phone call scene with he and Big Head was my favorite so far!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I liked the spray paint mural

              • Jamiehov says:
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                @Grey:

                That was great as well. Seems to get better each ep

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haven’t watched last night’s yet

    • puigleague choo says:
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      @J-FOH:
      “Throughout time, man has been trying to make things smaller…”

  5. James says:
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    Joe Smith or Jason Motte? Only have room for 1

  6. picard56 says:
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    No love for Morneau or V-Mart? Both homered Sunday. Gotta love the Zombinos showing the young hitters that you can hit for power and not strikeout like its going out of style.

  7. Symptom Of The Universe says:
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    2nd!

    Looks like 1st place team in my 12 tm NFBC league, who I’ve been eyeballing with an unhealthy borderline stalkerish envy all year, is getting cocky and dropping Lincecum who they picked up last week. That boy be streamin’ already and dropped him for Kuechel who I incidentally had as one of my back-up bids. In this week’s bidding I wound up with Alfredo Simon (whose also incidentally been on that team’s roster before) for $25 with back-up bids in order of importance on Gavin Floyd, Kuechel, Odorizzi. Alex Wood and Buchholz are now back in the pool along with Lincecum. His team ERA is 2.89 to my 2.96 and his batters are due for regression but he’s had better luck in wins and saves (due to spending high draft choices on name brand closers) versus my plucky waiver-wiring for closers. I remember last week you said his pitching staff was better ROS which I know in my heart is right, anyways before I become a further Edgar Allen Poe caricature, here’s my roster:

    2 Catchers: Suzuki and Grandal
    1B/3B/CI/UT: Goldy/Donaldson/Votto/Alvarez
    2B/SS/MI: Rendon/Andrelton/Gyrko
    OF: Heyward/Yelich/Revere/Duda/Pollock/De Aza
    Starters: Strasburg/Sale/Cashner/Samardzijia/Gray/Archer/Quintana/Simon
    Relievers: FrieriSmith/Melancon/Rondon/Qualls/Allen/Gregerson

    Dropped Webb, Maybin, and Gennett for Simon, AJ Pollock (had Reddick as my first bid but happier in quick hindsight with Pollock knowing Reddick’s streakiness), Gregerson (he was like my 8th bid in a chain starting with Lindstrom). Cody Allen/Gregerson/De Aza are on notice this week. Team I scheme against like Pinky and the Brain has:

    2 C: Mauer and Ramos
    1B/3B/CI/UT: Abreu/Wright/Napoli/Asche/Hart
    2B/SS/MI: Walker/EverCab/Kendrick/JRoll
    OF: Braun/Eaton/Byrd/Pagan/Torii/Calhoun/Joyce
    SP: 3 Tiger Aces/Hudson/Lackey/Leake/Ryu/Kuechel/Chavez/Lackey
    RP: Kimbrel/Romo/Cishek

    How badly does my roster need Lincecum? Is Alfredo Simon a mirage or is there a Jesse Chavez-like skills upgrade? My team is mid-pack in Runs/Ribbies/SB, but a very close 3rd in homers to 2nd place team in HRs and ahead of overall 1st place team above. It’s only batting avg (cough Gyrko Heyward De Aza plus 44 AB of Carter and 50 early AB of Alex Avila) and shitty luck in wins keeping my team hovering between 8th and 10th. I’ve went from 0 saves 3 weeks ago to 20. How good a chance do you think I have to catch 1st place team and finish in the $$$?

    Finally, how worried about Votto should I be?

    • Symptom Of The Universe says:
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      @Symptom Of The Universe:

      Forgot as usual, but for last spot in next week’s lineup would you do Archer vs. Oak, Simon at Nats, or Quintana at Royals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Symptom Of The Universe: Lincecum over Simon… I’d be concerned about Votto since he’s dealing with an injury…

  8. Terrence Mann says:
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    I took pacman everywhere this year and have been waiting for him to get hot. But he’s really been OK relative to the rest of rd 1, huh?

    Do I get glossary credit for the lisper’s nightmare? 2010

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Terrence Mann: I don’t remember whose was the lisper’s nightmare, if yours, nicely done…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Terrence Mann: @Grey: you can have credit for that as long as I get credit for Fatt Adams…

  9. Druss says:
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    Hey Grey ,

    Prado and Aoki will turn things around this year? I am playing both of them in the Util spot. I can pick up Pollock , Wong , David Murphy , Drew Stubbs , Dickerson!

    What should I do?
    Thnaks!

      • Druss says:
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        @Malicious Phenom:
        Thanks! What are you expecting from Aoki going forward??

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Druss: Id take Pollock over Aoki

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Druss: Pollock over Aoki

      • Druss says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you Grey!

  10. HudsonRiver says:
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    Werth, Casey Jansen, Hosmer for McCutchen & Taijuan’t Walker. Who won ?

  11. ferris says:
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    Ryu or Crawford right now ros?

  12. Tarman Got Him says:
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    I am driving and laughing so hard at the Mesaraco statement because I say the same thing about how ugly he is when I look at his photo on Rotowold. Grey, you’re hilarious

    Don’t drive and read.

  13. JB says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Zack Wheeler got dropped in my league and I was thinking of bidding on him and dropping either Arroyo or Jason Hammel. Wheeler has been terrible but his upside is so good I feel like I should take a chance that he’ll turn it around and hope he doesn’t kill my team in the interim. What would you do? What kind of bid is he worth $3-$5? Thanks for your expertise, as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Arroyo

  14. sul says:
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    I added Vogelsong, Jaime, Floyd to my team for spot starts yesterday, any of worth keeping around in a 10 team league?

  15. 2000 Brain Cells ago says:
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    Sorry in advance for a Catcher Question.

    Please CUT one (in an OBP league):

    Mesoraco, Norris, Ramos

    • Hawk says:
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      @2000 Brain Cells ago:

      Agreed. Hard to cut Norris but Mesoraco and Ramos should outproduce him based on sheer # of at-bats alone.

      • Deck says:
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        @Hawk: Norris is as close to full time now as most catchers. I’m looking to trade Rosario because I am all in on Norris, and as a usually non-biased A’s fan I have watched him very closely.

        Over at Athletics Nation a breakout was predicted for both Chavez and Norris this year, which is why I have both on my team.

      • Deck says:
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        @Hawk: You have to remember, A’s don’t employ a full-time DH

  16. EJ says:
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    14 team 5×5 Roto 1 catcher league:
    ROS – Ramos or Rosario?

    Thanks.

  17. HWY68 says:
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    Sup Grey. Awesome work, as usual.

    Trade Matt Holliday for Michael Brantley?

  18. Miles says:
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    This is gold. Nice work Grey!

  19. The Flayed Man says:
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    Good morning,

    12 team yahoo roto dynasty

    My Choo/Lindstrom for his Singleton/Perkins

    My Myers/Fister for his Rizzo/Miley

    Thank you

  20. Big W says:
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    Morning! Very nice write up!

    Start Smily at cleveland today or bench?

    • gareth says:
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      @Big W: The Tigers could start the rotting corpse of Mark Fidrych against the Indians right now and do well.

      Also, starting a lefty versus the tribe offense this year = a quality start and a nice W to deposit into the fantasy bank.

      Just to clarify – START SMYLY!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big W: Thanks! Start

  21. guidedbyvoices says:
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    i know everyone has their own fantasy issues and noone really cares about mine but i feel better when i can boohoo about it.
    i actually have a team w/Cuddyer,Trumbo,Bruce,Eaton,Cobb,Moore,Weiters,josh Johnson,Rasmus and now Abreau and Gio.

    i will now wipe away tears with my “w i sp of hair”.

    • guidedbyvoices says:
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      @guidedbyvoices: Grey…same league….drop Eaton for mr moobs?
      thnks

  22. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:

    Eating an apple is a more efficient way to stay awake than caffeine.

    • de nachos says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: You should change your screen name to Snapple Cap.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @de nachos: I was actually going to go with: The best stuff on earth

        • de nachos says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: sugar Cain. baby. that’s crazy town.

    • gareth says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: By choosing an apple over coffee you’d miss out on coffee’s real use at breakfast time – to aid with morning dumps.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @gareth: Ha thats true

        • Balmy Tundrastein says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: tis true about laxative value of coffee.

    • Militant Vegans says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Ahhh, the benefits of fructose, carbs and fiber. Of course, if the coffee is a “pink eye+” no amount of apples are going to help.

  23. Stake says:
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    Was out of roster moves until today and need a 2B. Wong is gone as of last night. Would you pick up Weeks or Beckham?

    TIA!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Stake: Beckham

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Stake: Id go Weeks right now

  24. James Effhim Kennedy says:
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    Do you see Juan Francisco playing regularly for the rest of the season or turning into another Chris Carter?
    Which reliever would be best to pick up for saves that could last the rest of the year, Melancon or Rondon (yes I know weak choices)?

  25. Justin says:
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    Hey grey awesome shit as always man. I was very surprised to see Abrue hit the dl. The white soxs had been planning on giving him multiple days off, but they never did. They just kept toting him out there….. Chalk this one up to the soxs not doing their duty…

    Quick yes or no on these two questions if you don’t mind. 12 team 6×6 ops and qs are the extra Cats’s.

    I traded Porcello for Werth (feel ok about it, what you think)

    Also is Dom Brown worth dropping for Roark or duffy?

    I have Ajax Brantley (best 19th rd pick ever) Jennings Werth and Dom Brown for the OF
    I have Cobb Cingrani Sanchez Wacha Chavez and Leake in the rotaion.

    My other option is dropping Melancon with Grilli coming back possibly this week.

    Thanks again for the advice, and enjoy the Mixed drinks today!!

  26. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Drop gyorko for Rickie weeks? Even if weeks doesn’t play everyday not having the 0-4 will help anyway.

      • Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Thanks Phenom, but it seems like we say this every Monday. I’m stashing Polanco and have tons of DL guys so don’t have the luxury of picking up a 2b and benching Gyorko until he heats up, so he’s been dead-weight for me all yr.

        • Balmy Tundrastein says:
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          @Hey, It’s Enrico Pallazzo!!!: it’s spoken much more often than just on mondays. “looks like somebody’s got a case of the mondays (6/7th memory loss)”

  27. JWray says:
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    I’ve got Cobb coming off the DL this week and Anibal was just put on waivers. I’ve stashed Walker on the DL. Anibal or Walker were on out. The comments about Anibal are forcing me to reconsider picking him up. I currently have Scherzer, Teheran, Bailey, Gray, and Masterson. Dropping Masterson as he was a fill-in for Cobb and Bailey………Bailey……… him and Masterson are the same…. Thoughts on who to keep between which two Anibal, Walker or even Bailey..????

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick the Podcast Host says:
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      @Big W: @JWray: How was Anibal on waivers? How do I get into these chump leagues!

      • JWray says:
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        I was surprised too. He’s in first with most of the top points in pitching. I’m first on the waiver wire, so Anibal is mine if I want him. I just need to decide who to drop to get him. I’m actually leaning toward dropping Gyorko and keeping Bailey.

        • Nick The Podcast Host

          Nick the Podcast Host says:
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          @JWray: NOOOOOOOOOO!

  28. Drew says:
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    Grey-

    Lose Gyorko or Bonifacio for Wong?

    Thanks

  29. John says:
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    Good Morning to you and Guten Morgen to your ‘stache! (aren’t all mustaches German?)

    How concerned are you on the Fielder news? Would you trade him/Reed/Chavez for Freeman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Guten tag from my mustache… Fielder’s trouble this year, I’m concerned…. I’d take Freeman

  30. Allan says:
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    Grey nice write up as usual. Would you drop Kluber or Kazmir to make room for Cobb when he comes off the DL Thursday? Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Allan: Thanks! Kazmir

  31. Wade boggs says:
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    Best 2b to pick oh while hill is out- ackley, Wong, Dietrich, genet, semien?

    Also, how would I rank Stubbs, headley, and Eric young? I need to pick one of them to replace prince at utility,

    Thanks in advance.

  32. JFK says:
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    Not sure how much longer I can hold out for Crush Davis to come around… would Crush/Adverb be a fair offer for Abreu/Cano to the last-place team that’s got Cano riding the bench?
    I’ve got Murphy slotted in at 2B, but could use his 1B-eligibility ’til Abreu gets back.
    For context, it’d leave my team looking like this in a 12-team H2H keeper:
    C – Lucroy
    1B – Murphy
    2B – Cano
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Reyes
    OFs – Jones/CarGomez/Werth
    Util – Melky
    Bench – Matty Carp/Machado/Bogaerts/Abreu* (DL)

    SPs – Cueto/Hamels/Kluber/Fister/Smyly/Salazar*/Holland* (DL)/JoFer* (DL)
    RPs – Lindstrom/Britton/Qualls/Mejia/Davis/O’Day/Brothers/Crain* (DL)

    I know it leaves my rotation thin, but I’m planning on dropping JoFer for Montero or streaming that slot.
    Green light?

    • JFK says:
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      @JFK: Another stellar write-up, btw…pretty awesome that you were able to integrate a Kierkegaard-ref into a fantasy baseball write-up. He’d be proud!…(or not).
      Hope you had a most excellent weekend – thanks in advance for another week of keen insights and laughs to soften the blows of blown UCLs and aggravated/aggravating ankles!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @JFK: Thanks! I’d take Cano side

  33. Greyismyhero says:
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    I cant smoke enough green to keep up with all these injuries that are killing me…Hope you had a good weekend Grey.

    1. Wong or Ackley ROS?

    2. Calhoun or Eaton ROS?

    3. Drop one to make room for Anibal or hold?? Kennedy, Liriano, Peralta, Keuchel, or relievers: C. Allen, B. Shaw, J. Smith, my other relievers are Street and K-Rod.

    Thanks.

  34. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey:

    please pick top 3 OF’s in order. Points league. Need help NOW! Not ROS.

    Crawford, Lake, EY Jr, Ozuna, Quentin, Venable

  35. The Strolg says:
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    The crack reporters at ESPN have finally solved the riddle of why Junior Lake doesn’t play everyday- “Lake has been swinging a hot bat over the past week — 7-for-22 with two doubles and two homers — but apparently manager Rick Renteria wants to keep Chris Coghlan sharp, so he’ll give him the start in left field Saturday. “

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @The Strolg: maybe, but before that they were playing goddamn kalish over him. i almost guarantee he slept with somebody’s daughter in the front office (lake did)

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick the Podcast Host says:
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      @The Strolg: Take out the 6 RBI game and he’s got 10 in 110 ABs.

  36. los locos says:
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    My team stinks! Now that I got that off my chest, I am in a 10 team keeper league and probably should start looking into some moves for next year. My roster below.

    Now I have someone inquiring on Hanley, Kinsler and Verlander for Segura, Will Myers and Matt Cain and a 3rd round pick. Do you like that deal? My offer to him was Kinlser and Verlander for Myers and his 2nd rd pick.

    I picked up Tavaras and Singleton.

    I wanted to shop Hanley for Abreu, thoughts?

    Montero, Miguel(C) ARI
    Napoli, Mike(1B) BOS
    Kinsler, Ian(2B) DET
    Arenado, Nolan(3B) COL
    Ramirez, Hanley(SS) LAD
    Cabrera, Melky(OF) TOR
    Pence, Hunter(OF) SF
    Rios, Alex(OF) TEX
    Brantley, Michael(OF) CLE

    Hosmer, Eric(1B) KC
    Singleton, Jon(1B) HOU
    Hill, Aaron(2B) ARI
    Machado, Manny(3B) BAL
    Heyward, Jason(OF) ATL
    Taveras, Oscar(OF) STL

    Active Pitchers
    Beckett, Josh(SP) LAD
    Fister, Doug(SP) WAS
    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Verlander, Justin(SP) DET
    Cishek, Steve(RP) MIA
    Reed, Addison(RP) ARI

    Eovaldi, Nathan(SP) MIA
    Tillman, Chris(SP) BAL
    Wheeler, Zack(SP) NYM

    • Diddy says:
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      @los locos: ok the deal would be i get Myers segura and Cain for Verlander and Hanley trying to get a pick, thoughts of that and above statement?

      Also trying to move Kinsler for price how do you like price as a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @los locos: Are you Diddy? Is this the same comment?

      • Diddy says:
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        @Grey: I’m diddy forgot to change out the name

  37. papasmurf says:
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    Yup dropped Masterson. Fortunately I sat him in his last two, but there’s no end in sight. Bad control lower velocity. Since it’s a 16 team league though, I picked up… Jorge De La Rosa! Hahahaha oh boy. Tops in ERA, tied for next to last in Ws. Need the run support.

    Goldy is a golden beast. I can only watch from afar as I am stuck with Longoria whose only claim to fame at this stage of his career was his stint on some lousy tv show with some horny housewives and Harvey who’s still mending on the DL.

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick the Podcast Host says:
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      @papasmurf: @The Strolg: Jorge a good get in 16 teamer. Stubbs 12% and Lisper’s Nightmare 27% (credit to Terrance Mann!) providing temporary run support.

    • gareth says:
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      @papasmurf: papa smurf dropped masterson? I’m encouraged!

      By the way I typed papa smurf into my phone and it changed it to “papa snuff”which amused me.

      • papasmurf says:
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        @gareth: Hope it works out for ya. Now that I gave up on him, he’s probably gonna win 15 games the rest of the way with a 2.50 ERA

  38. BringdaRuckus says:
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    Liriano or Kennedy for this week only?

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick the Podcast Host says:
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      @BringdaRuckus: Kennedy $20.6 > Liriano $15.7 for the week.

  39. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Drop Beltran in a 12 team 5×5 league or wait and see if he has surgery?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: You should say who you’d be dropping for

      • Mr. Rickey says:
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        @Grey:
        Springer?

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Mr. Rickey: Do it

  40. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Hey Grey, can you rank these MI for me ROS (5×5 h2h):
    Asdrubal, Gyorko, Lawrie (just got 2b elig)
    Thanks!

  41. Jon says:
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    Sit/start Keuchel @ LAA? (SON doesn’t like it.)

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Jon: I benched him

    • Cyr says:
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      @Jon: It might be a sample size issue with SON. I’m sure it also didn’t like his last start against Tex. I’m gonna start him in my H2H league…

      • brett says:
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        @Cyr:

        I’m starting him. SON uses steamer projections & steamer doesn’t like Keuchel. However, I became convinced after reading a couple of articles about him on Fangraphs that believe he has reinvented himself & you can’t really use the outdated projections.

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick the Podcast Host says:
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      @Jon: All the tools say no.

  42. Mike says:
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    Danny Duffy worth a pickup in 14 team H2H?

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick the Podcast Host says:
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      @Mike: K:BB ain’t purdy.

  43. Cooper Clux Clan says:
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    “Don’t thleep on the Lisper’s Nightmare!”……best player nickname going this season.

  44. Lemmingness says:
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    Weekly points league, who would you start?

    Kazmir @TOR (Dickey)
    Masterson @OAK (Chavez)
    Leake @WAS, vs STL (Strasburg, Wainwright)

  45. Abreu owner and I’m in full panic mode. I guess I’m worried about the injury lingering and losing the value I’ve accumulated. Do I attempt to sell a couple tiers down for someone like Justin Morneau or just take a deep breath and realize everything is going to be OK?

    Haha thanks Grey – great job as always!

  46. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Funny that Prince has a pain in his neck….Hes been a pain in my ass all season. THAT FAT F***

  47. nyydj2 says:
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    Hey Grey, the Cingrani blurb was right on and has been for quite a few years now. Reminded me of a time I met a buddy in NYC for a Yanks/Sox weekend. I’m from Central NY State and he had moved to Florida but we still meet up every year somewhere in a northeast stadium for a Yankees series and a lot of alcohol.
    This particular time in NYC he had a craving for some good Italian food which is in abundance in Central NYS but not in Florida, so we decided to go to Little Italy for a major monge. We found a trattoria on Mulberry Street, indoor/outdoor place, maitre d’ on the curb. We were psyched, the menu had some great classic food on it and we ordered a shit ton of it. The wine was flowing, Sinatra was playing in the background, our waiter was speaking in fluent Italian to us, some guy looked like the owner was walking around watching things in an expensive suit, looking like the Godfather.

    The food was the most disgusting shit we ever ate in our lives, not one item we ordered was even edible, it was pathetic. We consigned ourselves to just pay the bill and get the hell out of there, just another NYC ripoff. While we were waiting to pay the chef walks out of the kitchen in full fancy uniform, a short little old Chinese guy.

    • The Strolg says:
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      @nyydj2: Used to live a block from there. We used to laugh at folk like you eating that $#!+!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nyydj2: Yeah, not what it once was

  48. Steve says:
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    Need advice on who to replace Abreu with during his DL stint.

    The pickings are slim… (Cuban for Cuban ) Yonder Alonso, Moreland or Konerko.

    Thought?

  49. Lville Jim says:
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    It still hurts to sit after that Kershaw start.

  50. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    for NL only purposes (actually other purposes too, really) zimmerman at LF is bout as cool as it gets, since this way i won’t have to trade or bench owings, rather just drop one of venable/lake/khris davis (likely venable since he’s terrible and isn’t starting every day again, although Quentin did get hurt again).

  51. Joe says:
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    What would you do with Hosmer? Hold in the hopes that he goes on another mid-and-late season tear like last year? Sell his “James Loney plus” self low? Drop him for a streamer? Drop him to stash a high upside prospect (for ex. Blanco)? I own Hosmer as my util and needless to say, I’m a tad frustrated.

    • Joe says:
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      @Joe:

      I meant Polanco, not Blanco.

    • stonepie says:
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      @Joe: im about to cut him myself. id rather stream my UTIL spot at this point.. the worst part about hosmer is that his FB distance is WAY down so even if he does start hitting more fly balls, they arent going to leave the yard. he’s going to have to turn alot of things around to repeat last years 2nd half

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: I’d hold

  52. Principal Blackman says:
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    What is the consensus as to my middling options for middle infidel? Who’s the flavor of the week in a 12-team roto league? Gordon Beckham, Brandon Crawford, Rickie Weeks, Eduardo Escobar, Derek Dietrich, Zach Cozart, and motorScooter Gennet are all available. Thanks as always.

  53. Michael says:
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    Who should I drop for Bauer. Quintana or Garza?
    Thanks!

  54. Scott H says:
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    So its totally beyond time to give up on Masterson and Buccoltz right? I keep crossing my fingers and they keep sucking balls worse than the time before. I mean even for guys like vogelsong and jaime garcia? My pitching is pathetic

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick the Podcast Host says:
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      @Scott H: Yup. Vargas 34%, Odorizzi 7%, and EJax 3% all pitching well and worth a peek.

      • Scott H says:
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        @Nick the Podcast Host: yea odorizzi has been great for 2. Im just gonna be an observer for his game vs the A’s haha. Maybe an owner shortly thereafter

        • Nick The Podcast Host

          Nick The Podcast Host says:
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          @Scott H: I feel you.

  55. Blue says:
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    If Taveras and Polanco got called up at the same time (for argument’s sake), who would you snag first?

    • Mandy says:
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      Polanco for the SB’s.

  56. David says:
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    Goog Morning Grey,
    Just want your expert take on my current roster and what you think needs addressing:

    INF: Gomes, Pujols, Pedroia, Alvarez, Aybar, Encarnacion, Gyorko
    OF: McCutcheon, Cespedes, Cain
    DH: Ozuna, Springer
    Bench: EverCab, Bruce, Jennings, Taveras, Belt
    SP: Kluber, Porcello, Anibal, Smyly, Beckett, Kennedy, Pomeranz, Skaggs, Cashner, Cobb, Salazar
    RP: Soriano, Nathan, Qualls, Motte

    Large roster, no DH/ML slots. Its a 10 team roto keeper, 5×5 w/ OPS & QS

    Needless to say the team hasn’t performed up to billing, very erradic production, and my pitching has been a struggle. I’m lacking for QS. Losing my 2 aces early didn’t help.

    What’s your take on the team? Is it worth it to be more patient?
    Is Salazar worth the stash for now?
    There are players like Pollack, Smith, and not much SP out there.

    • Grey

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      @David: Forget Salazar for now, your pitching looks like a bit of a mess, hopefully Cobb comes back strong… The hitting looks okay, but you have way too many bench bats… Trade and upgrade… I.e., EverCab and Pedroia for Cano, that sorta thing…

  57. Beastman says:
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    Anyone want Fielder? Anyone? Cuz I sure don’t.

    Aoki or De Aza rest of reason?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Beastman: You can have my Fielder… Aoki

      • Beastman says:
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        @Grey: Unless we’re talking Cecil, no deal!

  58. shibboleth says:
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    Thanks as always, Grey. These A.M. posts are the best way to start the day.

    I blame Swisher and Salazar for my last place standing. Any of these waiver guys better than those chuckleheads? (12 team, OPS/QS/SOLD)

    Olt, Smith, Franklin, Hutchison. Odorizzi

    C- (Wieters) Suzuki, Norris
    1b- Fielder/Morneau (Singleton)
    2b- Hill/Wong/Solarte
    3b- Alvarez
    SS- Segura
    OF- Choo, Kemp, Holliday, Revere, Dickerson, (Swisher, Polanco)
    SP- Anibal, Wacha, Kazmir, Porcello, Cole, Richards (Walker)
    RP- Robertson, Janssen, Frieri, Britton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @shibboleth: You can do better than Swisher, and why do you have 3 2B

      • Shibboleth says:
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        @Grey: Solarte gives me flex, he’s actually slotted into my Util right now. I’ll drop swisher for smith, since he seems to have reversed the downward trend Unless you say Olt :)

        • Grey

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          Cool

        • vinodole says:
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          @Shibboleth: I would swap Salazar for Hutch if he’s still available… Grey was talking him up all year, now after the CG SO he won’t stay a free agent for long. If you already dropped Salazar, nvm, Richards/Porcello/Kazmir are all probably safer bets than Hutch still

  59. Fielder's fatties says:
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    Take his offer of my Springer for his Machado in non keeper or counter with my prince/altuve/springer/anibal for his pujols/machado/kershaw? Is that counter close or not? I also have Bum/Bailey if that makes it more reasonable than giving anibal in the deal.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Fielder’s fatties: I don’t think that counter is close. You’re getting the best hitter and best pitcher.

      • Fielder's fatties says:
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        @Cram It: That’s probably a fair point – which is better for me: My Prince/JUpton/Springer/Anibal for his Pujols/Machado/Kershaw or just do the one for one above.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Fielder’s fatties: that’s also one of those counters that just pisses the other owner off (or at least it does me). I offer a 1 for 1, I don’t want a return swap of a third of our teams.

  60. Derrick says:
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    Longoria and Beckett for Votto and Rosario.

    Which side?

    Thanks.

  61. Justin Up says:
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    I’m in a 12 team mixed Yahoo plus league and I’m getting killed. Is it time to cut bait on Homer Bailey? I really need the roster space and Bailey just destroyed my ERA/WHIP again this weekend.

    I recently traded Prince Fielder for Jason Heyward and Sonny Gray (did I win this one?) and Brian Dozier is playing 2b for me, so I don’t really have room for Gyorko’s shitty bat. Should I cut bait on Gyorko instead? So basically, do I drop Bailey, Gyorko, or hold em both? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin Up: Hold Bailey…Don’t love the Heyward trade, hold Gyorko

  62. mauledbypandas says:
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    I was just talking with a friend about how Chinatown is going to swallow up little Italy last night! Get out of my head, Mr. Albright!

  63. Squints says:
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    Which closer should I hold onto…Z. Britton or C. Qualls? Does Farnsworth really threaten Qualls? Should I even have a HOU closer on my roster? How safe is Britton’s job? Aside from my rambling…I think that a one word (name) answer will suffice.

    Thanks.

  64. Wudaben says:
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    Am I crazy? I’m contemplating trading my Adam Jones & Anibal Sanchez for Giancarlo & Tijuan Walker. H2H points league, Giancarlo is easily the top point getter so far and I have a ton of pitchers so Anibal is expendable.

  65. Sniff Test says:
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    maybin or wong for bench util?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sniff Test: Depends what you position you might need more… Wong…

  66. Jayone says:
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    Kershaw for Braun a good trade?

  67. Henry says:
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    Looking to upgrade pitching in my 12 team redraft league.

    Harper + matt Cain for either greinke , Tanaka, or sale. Or is that aiming too high? Unsure of Harper’s value.

    Thanks!

      • Henry says:
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        @Grey: I got an offer for James shields. Too low?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair

          • Henry says:
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            @Grey:

            Got another offer for wacha. Wacha or shields ROS?

            Thanks btw.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Shields

  68. Pager24 says:
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    would you do Anibal for Sale? it looks like he might be coming off DL soon?

  69. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    Need steals. Was offered his Dee Gordon for my Andrus. I kinda feel like he’s selling high and buying low, but it’s fairly tempting. Thoughts?

    • Andrew D says:
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      @Hey, It’s Enrico Pallazzo!!!: take it and dont look back, gordon getting 120 runs and close to 100 sbs if healthy and keeps his playing weight

  70. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    I’m being blinded by the fact that my two guys in this trade had huge days yesterday. Side 1 or Side 2?

    1) Pujols and Alex Gordon

    2) Adam Jones and Tim Hudson

  71. ragman says:
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    Have RZimm on my DL (somehow I don’t think it’s the last time I’ll say that). in a deep league with nothing better on wire.

    Lots of if’s here, but if he makes the move to OF and if he can stay healthy for a few weeks, are you thinking of trading him off, or just taking his 3B/OF (possible 1B) bat for maybe 1/2 the season and just keep a DL spot open for him for the other half?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ragman: Depends what you can get

  72. Andrew D says:
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    Sal Perez or Mesoraco ROS? Is it even close? Feelin’ Mezzz

    • Sniff Test says:
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      @Andrew D: mezz

  73. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Drop Wheeler and/or Kuroda for Vogelsong, Garcia, Bud Norris, Bedard, Danny Duffy or Gavin Floyd?

  74. Fletch says:
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    Hey Grey, and anyone else that has an opinion: Should I pick up AJ Pollock?

    Limited Transaction league and due to injuries I only got 2 FA moves left for the season (sigh). My current yawnstipating OF: Stanton, Heyward, Gordon, Reddick, Fowler.

    What say you?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Fletch: Not with only 2 move left

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: did you do what i did, and find out late that there was even a cap on pickups? How many have you used to be down to 2?

  75. Big League Choo says:
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    Abreu hit the dl and hart is right behind him….which cornerman should i pick up in league with TBs/BBs added into standard categories…..Cron/Smoak/Reynolds/Carter/Duda/Konerko

  76. Clint says:
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    So, should I drop Masterson for Wheeler or pick up a good reliever to balance out my peripherals Master-son & Liriano have messed up so far? I’m dying in wins but otherwise doing really well in roto categories. Roster:

    SP’s: Teheran, Liriano
    RP’s: K-Rod, F-Rod
    P’s: Axford, Motte, Kluber, Smyly
    Bench: Cingrani, Eovaldi, Porcello, Masterson

    Best relievers available: Jim Johnson, Storen, Machi, Benoit, Tazawa, Peralta
    Best starters available: Wheeler, Dickey, Skaggs, Buckholz, Hughes, Leake

    Thanks as always guys!

  77. Mandy says:
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    Deep league. Deal Wily Peralta to get Dee Gordon?

  78. King Trout says:
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    Good Day Grey,
    No questions just wanna say great article. It was really funny. Peace.

  79. Paz says:
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    Pollock or Parra?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Paz: Pollock

  80. Benny the Jet says:
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    I traded Freddie Freeman for Joe Mauer and Michael Brantley.

    My catchers have been Jason Castro, Salty, Derek Norris…… I have Jose Bautista as my big OF piece, but not much else after losing Harper…… I also have Eric Hosmer and am waiting for his post-May incarnation to appear, and I’m bullish.

    I think it’s a trade that I had to make. Which side?

    Thanks as always, Grey.

      • Benny the Jet says:
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        @Grey: I knew you’d say that. Well, I’m going with my gut.

        In a 14 team H2H league, I traded 1 #3 hitter for 2 #3 hitters to fill 2 needs: Catcher and OF. The OF is 5 tools and breaking out in his age 27 season. how you still take Freeman who doesn’t steal and hits for an overrated offense, I don’t know.

        If you want to go by name factor, okay sure, Freddie Freeman is some great alliteration. But Michael Brantley is unspectacularly consistent and should continue having a career year. “Yeah, I’m a fan.”

  81. Puig says:
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    My middle infield is Ruben Tejada and Miguel Tejada. I like Tejada but should I pick up Wong? Lol

  82. tim says:
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    cliff lee or jon lester/alex gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tim: Gordon

  83. Josh Freeman says:
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    Grey: you da man. Looking ahead a bit but need an opinion now. Your preference?

    McCarthy 2 starts both HOME SD, CIN
    Roark 2 starts both HOME MIA, TEX

  84. Cyr says:
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    Hi grey et al,

    Thoughts on these trades:

    Pujols/iwakuma/heyward for Trout

    Pujols/heyward for Carlos Gomez

    If you owned Pujols, which of the two would you prefer?

  85. Bryan says:
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    Need a SS to replace Brad Miller..Would you give Ortiz to get Hosmer and Dee Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bryan: Sure, if you need steals

      • Bryan says:
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        @Grey: I need a ss that can hit.

  86. Nico

    Nico says:
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    Guten Morgan, Grey! Just turned Gray into Marte and Dee/Ventura into Scherzer… Hoping you approve of those decisions.. Now I have an owner asking about Porcello. What’s fair value if I’m looking for an offensive player? I’m probably going multi-player to get more back, but is Dozier too high/low? He has the likes of Longo, Beltre, Choo, Pence, Carpenter, Salto (I have Castro), etc. as well. Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: Probably too high, but try it

      • Nico

        Nico says:
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        @Grey: Will do. Thanks, Grey!

  87. Harris says:
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    I feel like I made a mistake dropping Kuroda instead of Masterson. Its a 10 team h2h league, so no one makes trades.

    • Cyr says:
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      @Harris: I don’t think either warrant roster spots in a 10 teamer, tbh

      • Jason says:
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        @Cyr: Yep, I never bother with 10 teams or fewer h2h leagues, the poor managers still don’t manage their teams, and the good managers all have all star caliber teams that don’t require much management. When the playoffs roll around in those leagues, it’s simply a matter of which all stars are hot, and there’s your league champion. Not rewarding at all.

  88. Jack says:
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    Right ROS rank for possible closers that are FA in my league? Qualls (since he was, at least, announced as the closer), Doolittle, Mejia, Britton, Johnson, Shaw, Familia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Qualls, Mejia, Johnson

  89. ERad says:
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    More saves ROS – Mejia or Britton?

  90. Jay says:
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    Which sp do you see having a bigger impact this season: Robbie Ray or Marcus Stroman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Stroman

  91. Fish says:
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    RCL Trade Proposal:
    Cano & Choo
    or
    Car-Go (COL) & Greinke

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fish: Cano, it’s fair

  92. Ron says:
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    Is there a date on the calendar when the Gyorko bandwagon is officially decommissioned and we can all hop off and cut our losses for riding with him to start the season instead of Kendrick/Dozier/Utley/Rendon/…?

    • Gonzo_The_Great says:
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      @Ron: That day already came and went for me. Traded him for Craig about a week ago. In a redraft, I’d straight up cut him. In a dynasty, I’d see if you could get some value out of him by trading him to a team in a rebuilding year.

      Saddest part is I used my last keeper spot on him. Could have, should have, would have kept Teheran. Such is life in the cruel game of fantasy baseball.

  93. true and correct says:
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    Price’s disaster yesterday buried my ratios even more in my salary cap league. What do you think of me adding Iwakuma and Greinke going forward for Price and Cole. Gerit will be an awesome pitcher, I think, but his whip and even era appear to be where I’d expect them to end up this year. Same goes for Price. Greinke has been out of his mind, and Iwakuma very consistent as well. Scared of his Texas start, but he’s getting a good % of ground balls.
    Worth the risk ?

  94. kyle says:
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    Degrom or montero?

    Masterson or Leake for the rest of the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kyle: Montero….Leake

  95. HeyGuy1234 says:
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    How do I fix this team?

    5×5 roto, sitting in 10th place with 47 points. Any sugesstions? I’m considering bagging it up on the season with all the injuries I’ve had.

    C Miguel Montero, Ari C
    1B Paul Goldschmidt, Ari 1B
    2B
    3B Kyle Seager, Sea 3B
    SS Alcides Escobar, KC SS
    2B/SS
    1B/3B James Loney, TB 1B
    OF Justin Upton, Atl OF
    OF Hunter Pence, SF OF
    OF Matt Joyce, TB OF, DH
    OF Khris Davis, Mil OF
    OF
    UTIL Seth Smith, SD OF, DH

    Bench Ryan Zimmerman*, Wsh 3B  DL15
    Bench Bryce Harper*, Wsh OF  DL15
    Bench Ben Zobrist*, TB 2B, SS, OF  DL15
    Bench Jon Singleton, Hou 1B
    Bench
    PITCHERS
    SLOT PLAYER, TEAM POS ACTION
    P Zack Greinke, LAD SP
    P Nathan Eovaldi, Mia SP
    P Tim Hudson, SF SP  DTD
    P Yovani Gallardo, Mil SP
    P Wily Peralta, Mil SP PP
    P Sean Doolittle, Oak RP
    P Darren O’Day, Bal RP
    P Zach Britton, Bal SP, RP
    P Jenrry Mejia, NYM SP

    Bench Madison Bumgarner, SF SP
    Bench Jason Grilli*, Pit RP  DL15
    DL Mat Latos*, Cin SP  DL60

    • DATmainFAM says:
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      @HeyGuy1234:

      DAMNNNNNNNNNNNNNN, that team is terrible. BAG IT UP, and come back next season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HeyGuy1234: Drop Singleton, Zimmerman and O’Day and fill your lineup

  96. Corey says:
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    Two-parter. I am contemplating trading Pedroia in a package to get Scherzer and Chapman. 10 team H2H OPS/QS league.

    1) Would you do it?
    2) Who can come close to replacing Pedroia’s production for me? Kendrick is on wire and looking good. I know you love Wong (hehe), but I already have three rookies holding down positions (Bogaerts, Hamilton, Springer). Also on wire: Phillips, Hill, Walker….

    • HeyGuy1234 says:
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      @Corey:

      YESSSSSSSSSS do that trade

      and yes add kendrick to replace Pedroia. Scherzer is THE GUY

      • Corey says:
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        @HeyGuy1234: The owner I’d be trading with is more hesitant about this deal than I thought he’d be (he doesn’t compete in saves so Chapman means nothing to him, essentially Pedroia for Scherzer). I could pursue a similar deal elsewhere, packaging Pedroia for a top tier starter and closer, but it was really Scherzer/Chapman that made me feel OK about dealing Pedy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Corey: Sure… Kendrick

  97. Bob says:
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    Hey grey, (10 team h2h points/ re draft/ weekly roster locks)

    Would you drop Papelbon to add smyly? I would put smyly at the RP slot

    Who do you like better for this week; cueto & his one start vs mad bum & his 2 starts?

    • Bob says:
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      @Bob:

      Grey sorry for the follow, forgot to add this in

      I’m a Carlos Santana owner would you look to add devin mesoraco Wilson Ramos or sal Perez? Looking over my roster here are a few I could drop if I wanted an upgrade; george springer, Desmond Jennings,or I could drop Papelbon too

      — starters, c. Santana, goldy, pedroia, David wright, Alexi Ramirez, Jhonny peralta, Matt Holliday, pence, Michael Brantley, springer, Dunn at DH and Dee Gordon at utility

      Bench Hosmer, polanco, d Jennings & Harper on DL

      Pitching Strasberg , tanaka, cueto, , RP keuchel & pap, bench mad bum, and Gerrit cole

      Thanks again

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Bob: Sure, Smyly…Forget a 2nd catcher

        • Bob says:
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          @Grey:

          Thanks for the insight as always!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  98. Fatt Adams says:
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    Thinking of putting my team of the Fatkins diet (what you call it when you get rid of Fat Adams)- this is a no-brainer trade right?

    Adams for Heyward?

  99. Grey #1 fan says:
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    Hello again Grey,

    I was wondering if I should trade prince fielder and Anthony rendon for Freeman. My league is 5×5 standard categories, 10 team head to head. Here is my lineup:

    C: mesoraco
    1B: fielder
    2B: rendon
    3B: longoria
    OF: Jupton, mccutchen, Bautista
    Util: Blackmon , springer
    Bench: Matt Adams
    DL: kipnis
    N/A: polanco

    Thank you in advance !

  100. Ron says:
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    I am shopping Arenado to teams for an arm and I need to know what is good value for him right now. Which are the ones you take easily?

    1) Arenado or G. Cole?
    2) Arenado or J. Zimmerman?
    3) Arenado or Fister?
    4) Arenado or Ryu?
    5) Arenado or Bailey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: You should do better, but Cole is fair

  101. Vottomatic says:
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    I feel like this might be a really dumb question, but should I even bother with having Salazar any more, since you know he’s not even with the big leagues anymore? I’ve held on to him that long because I really want to believe in him, but you know…..Grabbed Bauer by the way too

  102. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Can you name the pitcher(s) that is currently in the minors and will end the season in the minors that will make the biggest impact in the majors next year?

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Grey: Damnit! I meant to say, “anyone not named Bradley”…

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @malamoney: stephenson or syndergaard maybe.

  103. Ryan says:
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    I’m in a 20 team h2h dynasty league. I’m thinking of trading justin upton garret richards for stanton. I think this is a solid deal but not sure I can take the sp hit. My others starters are kershaw darvish lee wily peralta wheeler pomeranz. Should I do this trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Go for it

  104. Parker says:
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    My ERA and WHIP have been decimated this season, largely due to owning Mike Minor, Homer Bailey, Tim Lincecum, Francisco Liriano and Chris archer. Can you please give me any reason as to why I should still own any of them? I really feel like I am holding on for name value alone, and will go down in flames while holding on to them. 12 team league. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Parker: No idea who you’re dropping them for

  105. gareth says:
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    Went through the trials and tribulations of fantasy baseball management yesterday.

    After watching the red hot A’s live for 2 games I decided it was best to bench masterson.

    Yay!

    I figured my “ace” price would deal later on against the shmuck shoemaker and the Angels.

    Noo!

    Started Santana over Ramos as I figured Ramos would sit as the nats wouldn’t want him catching a day game right after a night game as they wanted to ease him back in after his injury lay off.

    Noo!

    Being an Indians fan owning Indians players basically sucked yesterday (I don’t own Brantley).

    Santana & swisher – 0 for 9.
    Masterson – train wreck.

    Its going to be a long season…………..

  106. CM says:
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    Currently have Bonifacio at 2B/SS. With his slump, is it time to consider dropping him for Wong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CM: I’d hold if you need steals

  107. Peter Parker says:
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    Two spots for 4 starters

    Wheeler, degrom, harang or r.ray

    Who you like in a 5×5 roto league?

    Thanks!

      • Peter Parker says:
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        @Grey:

        Who do u like for the second spot?

        • Peter Parker says:
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          @Peter Parker: I also have Hutchison.

            • Peter Parker says:
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              @Grey: thank you kindly.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

  108. sul says:
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    Jose fernandez dropped in my keeper league, pick him up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sul: Maybe

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @sul: this is where you want to mention how many keepers, how many teams, and what are your other keeper options, and possibly other injured guys on waivers.

  109. Lou says:
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    Hey Grey! Who would you start: activate & start Bauer against Det, or Eovaldi vs Phils ?

    Then drop Eovaldi to activate Bauer? thanks guru

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lou: Eovaldi…Eh

  110. jaw says:
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    drop masteron for mccartchy, ejax, keuchel, or odorizzi? 5×5 h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw: Keuchel

  111. Anthony says:
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    Hey Grey, would you sign off on dropping Gyorko for Wong. I’m in a points league and just can’t take the pain Gyorko is putting on me anymore.

  112. Principal Blackman says:
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    Should I be rostering Gregerson or Familia for prospective saves? My team is also dead last in ERA and WHIP right now thanks to a primary rotation of Masterson, Liriano, Bailey, and Gio and a Linstrom/Axford bullpen. Yeesh.

  113. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Hello Grey… its going to be a sad 15 days without Abreu in the lineup.

    What do you think about Dozier going forward…If you redrafted today where would you take him? Someone in my league traded Cano J Zim and M Adams for Dozier, Shark, and Melky which side do you like?

  114. los locos says:
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    My team stinks! Now that I got that off my chest, I am in a 10 team keeper league and probably should start looking into some moves for next year. My roster below.

    Now I have someone inquiring on Hanley, and Verlander for Segura, Will Myers and Matt Cain and a I’m tyring to get a draft pick. Do you like that deal? My other deal is Kinsler for Price, thoughts of that deal and Price in a keeper league.

    I picked up Tavaras and Singleton.

    I wanted to shop Hanley for Abreu, thoughts?

    Montero, Miguel(C) ARI
    Napoli, Mike(1B) BOS
    Kinsler, Ian(2B) DET
    Arenado, Nolan(3B) COL
    Ramirez, Hanley(SS) LAD
    Cabrera, Melky(OF) TOR
    Pence, Hunter(OF) SF
    Rios, Alex(OF) TEX
    Brantley, Michael(OF) CLE

    Hosmer, Eric(1B) KC
    Singleton, Jon(1B) HOU
    Hill, Aaron(2B) ARI
    Machado, Manny(3B) BAL
    Heyward, Jason(OF) ATL
    Taveras, Oscar(OF) STL

    Active Pitchers
    Beckett, Josh(SP) LAD
    Fister, Doug(SP) WAS
    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Verlander, Justin(SP) DET
    Cishek, Steve(RP) MIA
    Reed, Addison(RP) ARI

    Eovaldi, Nathan(SP) MIA
    Tillman, Chris(SP) BAL
    Wheeler, Zack(SP) NYM

  115. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    drop Masterson for Joe Smith or Jim Johnson?

  116. Steve Stevenson says:
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    12-tm 6×6 (OPS & QS) H2H, I’m playing a team that hoards SP this week. The league has a few of these, as well as aggressive streamers (6 moves/wk), so pickins are slim and streams have to be picked up in advance. My opponent has 15 starts on his roster, I have 6. All 2-starters are rostered, as well as all of today’s SP.

    1. Do I use my 6 moves to pick up 6 more starts, bringing me to 12 (but knowing my opp can go up to 21 with his moves)? Or do i concede W, K and QS and try to win SV and the ratios to even out pitching by throwing only RPs and a few high value starts (Bum v MIN, Gray @ TB, maybe Cobb v OAK or Skaggs v HOU)?

    2. If I stream, I have to act in advance and have 2 roster spots to play with. Which 2 do i grab first?

    Tue–deSclafani v PHI (SON 6.6)
    Wed–McCarthy @ STL (6.3), Rienzo @ KC (-17.9)
    Thur–Ray v TEX (?), W. Chen v CLE (7.2)
    Fri–Elias v HOU (8.5), Duffy @ LAA (-5.6), Anderson @ NYM (10.3)
    Sat–Vogelsong v MIN (10.4)

    Vogelsong, Anderson and Elias are all on waivers till tomorrow but the rest are FA.

  117. Adam says:
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    You rolling out Burnett (@Mia, SON-$16.2) or Skaggs (vHou, $11.5) tomorrow?

  118. RTP says:
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    Safe to drop Wieters for Rosario or Ramos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RTP: Rosario

  119. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Pick 2 to sit on your bench in hopes of some favorable starts/upside in the second half of the season.

    Salazar, Stroman, Jon Gray, Eddie Butler, Appel and Kyle Zimmer

      • Peter Parker says:
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        @Grey: where would Carlos Martinez fit into that?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s not a starter

          • Peter Parker says:
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            @Grey: so I take that as no chance he moves into that role.

  120. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. My Kimbrel for Rios? Other closers are Perkins and Soria.

  121. Wilson says:
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    Andrus is in waiver now and looks not good so far.
    My SS is Segura and MI is Alexei, how will Andrus be ROS? Drop Alexei for Andrus? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: I’d want Andrus

  122. Booya says:
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    Which side do you like in a 6×6 H2H league w/ OPS & QS:
    Moss & Kluber or Morneau, Ryu, & Smyly?
    Thanks!

  123. Jefe says:
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    Rosario or Mesoraco?

  124. Wudaben says:
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    Weekly H2H Points League. Start 4 SP.. Which 4 would you start?

    Teheran MIL COL
    Liriano BAL WAS
    Beckett @NYM @PHI
    Smyly @CLE TEX

    Bauer DET @BAL
    Odorizzi OAK BOS
    Cobb
    Ventura TEX
    Sanchez CHW

    Different league, same points. Richards or Smyly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wudaben: Teheran, Beckett, Smyly, Anibal…Richards

  125. Solange's Grand Slam says:
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    In a standard 5×5 H2H league with 12 teams:

    – Do you start Kluber tonight vs DET? Good offense that doesn’t strike out a lot, generally, but he’s been such a K machine these last 3 starts that I’m tempted to trot him out there.

    – Better fill-in option at 3B for this week: McGehee or Solarte? HitterTron hates them both, which I totally understand.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes on Kluber… Solarte

  126. stonepie says:
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    pollock or desmond jennings? pollock’s FB distance is 293 ft right now and im getting sick of TB doing nothing offensively

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings

  127. gareth says:
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    I have kipnis on the dl woth no 2b help on the wire so have had gyorko in my 2b slot ALL SEASON. The one day i get sick of all the o fers and bench him in his start against jose fernandez while playing NO ONE in his place at 2b he decided to hit 2 home runs.
    Then this week at corrs I’m thinking he maybe hits one home run. Nah.

    Kipnis can’t come back soon enough.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @gareth: Im in the same exact boat….Bailing water daily

  128. AA says:
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    Would it be wise to trade Cano and Holliday for McCutch? I would also have to find a 2nd base replace which I was thinking could be Wong. Thoughts???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit much

  129. Lou says:
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    Votto or Morneau ROS ?

    serious need of SP help….Votto for Price or Zimmerman if i can get?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto…Those aren’t good deals

      • Lou says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey!

  130. Dkohn says:
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    Who are the 5 best Fantasy Baseball perts? Albright, Albright, Albright, Albright, and Albright…questions ya’ll…

    1. Everything else being equal who you want on your team: Pollock, Byrd, Lake, Stubbs, Dickerson, David Murphy
    2. Also you still got that good love for OZUNA? OZUNA be OKAY-ZUNA recently.

    Much love

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… 1. Pollock 2. OZUNA

  131. Vernon says:
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    Need a fill in outfielder. Calhoun or Pollock? Thanks.

  132. farcus says:
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    pick two to start this week: Yelich, J-Up, Chris Davis

    pick two to start this week: Cobb (either Oak or Bos not really clear), Vogelsong (Min), Samardzija (NYY)

    obrigado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      J-Up, Chris Davis…Cobb, Samardzija

  133. INDGAP says:
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    Wong or Lowrie? Lowrie ‘s been straining my team average all year…I’d have to drop him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

      • INDGAP says:
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        Thanks, man. Love your blog. Keep up the good work.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  134. tim says:
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    what kind of OF or SP could I (should I) get for jon lester/alex gordon. i asked about cliff lee above and you liked the gordon side. bumgarner or adam jones aiming too high?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  135. Steve Stevenson says:
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    If I need to replace Villar in 6×6 (OPS) H2H for a few days, go with EverCab, a suddenly hot Owings, or Aybar? HT likes EverCab this week.

  136. Lemmingness says:
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    Weekly points league,
    Follow up question from before, would you start Kazmir@TOR(Dickey) or Leake@WAS(Stras),vsSTL(Waino) or McCarthy@STL(Wacha)? (pick one)

  137. JeF With 1 F says:
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    MA THE MEAT LOAF………………………………….Fuck

  138. true and correct says:
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    Greinke for his 1 start v. Bum for his double ? Again, ratios are my greatest need.
    Would you trust Iwakuma’s Texas start over Bum’s at Coors. Texas can be scary, but Coors is frightening.
    Thanks, as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea of Bum’s starts

      • true and correct says:
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        @Grey: Bum at Coors/Home – Minn

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t start guys at Coors, Bum has been decent there

          • true and correct says:
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            @Grey: Grey, you the man. Thanks for getting back to me. Yeah, Bum had a nice start last time out, but I’m with you, especially with the worst ratios I’ve ever had in the 15 years I’ve been playing roto, DON’T START anyone at Coors, especially when the weather heats up.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup… No problem

  139. Double C out until july

    Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told Joel Sherman of the New York Post on Monday that CC Sabathia (knee) will be sidelined until “at least July.”
    Source: Joel Sherman on Twitter
    May 19 – 12:31 PM

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Good maybe hell start eating again

      • @JeF With 1 F: I hear for CC’s rehab, he is going to throw some of those gopher balls to Prince, to get Princes bat speed back to where it should be..

  140. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you bench Davis for the time being? He’s bordering on Prince Fielder status. I can play the great Zombino VMart there and then have Arenado, Pedro, and Marte to rotate in my two UTIL slots.

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  141. Marlins add amphetamines connection!!

    Marlins signed INF Miguel Tejada to a minor league contract.
    The agreement was first reported last week by Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes and then confirmed Monday morning by CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Tejada batted just .288/.317/.378 in 167 plate appearances last summer for the Royals before taking a 105-game suspension for a third positive amphetamines test. The 39-year-old still has games left to serve on that sentence and seems doubtful to make a positive impact in Miami.
    Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter
    May 19 – 9:45 AM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  142. SMLV1 says:
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    My Pitching staff –

    Santana
    Shields
    Fister
    Chavez
    Porcello
    Eovaldi
    G. Richards
    Wheeler
    Rosenthal
    Papelbon
    Rondon

    Drop Wheeler and pick up Frieri?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  143. MR never healthy is at it again..

    Carlos Gonzalez acknowledged Sunday that he’s still dealing with tendinitis in his left knee.
    Gonzalez went 2-for-4 in the Rockies’ win over the Padres on Sunday but had his knee wrapped in the clubhouse afterward. “I feel a little better; still fighting with that knee,” CarGo said. “I think it’s showing in stolen bases. It’s kind of slowed down a lot. But I continue to get treatment every day, and hopefully it gets better and I can bring that speed back to the club.” He has seven homers and 29 RBI on the year but just two steals.
    Source: Denver Post
    May 19 – 8:35 AM

  144. E says:
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    Give Fielder & Verlander for for Abreu & J Hamilton?
    9 team roto
    1 DH spot (currently have Soriano in there)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  145. I moustache you something says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Start 1:
    Niese at home LAD or Kazmir on the road @TOR?

  146. E says:
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    Start MadBum @ COL (7.5) in 12 team H2H pts?
    Did well there a month ago (8 IP, 2 ER, 6K).

  147. Dr Chym says:
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    I have Kipnis and just waiting until the Fantasy Baseball Overlord lets him play again. I drafted Gyorko and… well… he’s been replacing him at 2nd. It would be one thing if I asked him to replace Ozzie Canseco … but come on…. can’t the guy at least hit .200?

    Is it time to cut-bait on this guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I’d hold

  148. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Weekly lineup question…a 2 start Minor vs Mil & Col…2 start Peralta @Atl @Mia..or a 1 start Cueto @ Was…..gotta pick 2 out of the 3….keep in mind Minor goes up against Peralta today…..thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto and Wily

  149. Oz says:
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    Drop Joe Smith for Chad Qualls?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  150. Ed says:
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    Wong or Rendon at 2b? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  151. Tim Lin says:
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    Gordon + Fister for Blackmon + Matt Cain ( or Shelby Miller) ?

    • Tim Lin says:
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      @Tim Lin:

      Gordon is Alex Gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister side

      • Tim Lin says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  152. E says:
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    Would you go with SON on these for pts leagues:
    Erlin vs CHC 18.1
    Wood @ SD 9.1
    Elias v HOU 8.5
    Tillman @ PIT 8.2
    Vargas vs CHW 8.1
    Jackson @ SD 7.5

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  153. 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
    RP Street
    RP F Rodriguez
    RP Betances
    RP J Benoit
    RP J Mejia
    When Motte comes off the DL, I’ll have to cut 1. Should I cut Motte or one of these?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benoit

  154. Nate says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I need to puck up 2 closers which 2 would you suggest will have the best chance at keeping the closer role out of these 3
    Mejia
    Mott
    Qualls

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mejia, Qualls

  155. Big WilyMoPena Style says:
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    Is Archie Bradley worth holding in a Minors spot? I have Jon Singleton as a minors guy on my bench and basically taking up a roster spot. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Big WilyMoPena Style: why not put singleton into the minors spot till he gets called up, and then put bradley into minors spot?

  156. los locos says:
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    Grey, got my draft pick now. Throw it by you. 10 team keeper HR, SB, RBI, R AND OBP

    I AM giving up Hanley, Verlander and a 5th rd for Jean Segura, Wil Myers, Matt Cain and 3rd rd pick? Do I click accept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  157. ALL DL (disgraceful list) 2014 ALL-START TEAM
    to qualify, you have had to be on the mlb dl at least once in 2014
    please add to this list if I missed anyone

    C WIL ROSARIO & MATT WEITERS
    1B JOSE ABREU
    2B JASON KIPNIS
    3B RYAN ZIMMERMAN
    SS JOSE REYES
    OF JOSH HAMILTON
    OF BYRCE HARPER
    OF JAY BRUCE
    DH MARK TRUMBO
    U CARLOS BELTRAN

    SP CLAYTON KERSHAW
    SP GIO GONZALEZ
    SP JO FER
    SP MARTIN PEREZ
    SP PATRICK CORBIN
    SP KRIS MEDLEN
    SP BRANDON BEACHY
    SP MATT MOORE
    SP ALEX COBB
    SP TAIJUAN WALKER
    SP ANDREW CASHNER
    CL ARDOLIS CHAPMAN

  158. Scooter G says:
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    Best pitcher add in h2h 5×5? I Kennedy, J Chavez, G Richards, T Ross, Beckett
    Best hitter add 5×5 OBP? Mesoraco, B Gardener, Pollock, Veneble, Gyorko, Solarte, Butler, CCrawford, K Calhoun, EY Jr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards…Pollock

  159. gareth says:
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    Drop swisher, revere, dunn or reddick to open up a streaming spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swisher

    • J-FOH says:
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      @gareth: see, I keep telling you to let King Bro go

  160. steve says:
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    Nice column today Grey. Funny stuff.

    5×5, h2h, 10 teams, redraft

    1) Would you trade Rizzo (who’s sitting on my bench due to Goldy at 1b and Pujols at UTIL) for Arenado? (Had Zimmerman, and have been using the Hittertron since he went on the DL)?

    2) Would you deal Kershaw and Rizzo for Trout?

    3) How about Pujols (replace with Rizzo at UTIL) for Cano?

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    Steve

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Sure 2) Yup 3) Sure

      • steve says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  161. Lou says:
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    Sorry Grey, 1 last one….to activate Bauer, drop Eovaldi, Archer or LaTroy Hawkins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  162. A-Ram Baller says:
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    Was just offered Kinsler and Liriano for Wil Myers. I have a log jam in the outfield with Puig, J. Uptown, B. Hamilton and Myers. And a Hooke at 2nd, platooning Kendrick and Lawrie. This us a keeper league. Do the deal right?

    • A-Ram Baller says:
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      @A-Ram Baller: “hole at 2nd”*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  163. Nathan says:
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    So I’m in a league where you’re only allowed to drop a player if that player is on the DL or in the minors. No streaming or playing the hot hand in this league. You do get exactly one “free” drop on the year that is free of those criteria.

    15 team league, 5×5 standard roto. I’m in 4th place with strong hitting but my pitching staff is a bit of a mess with Gray, Liriano, Minor, Chavez, G. Richards, Latos, & Kuroda.

    Taijuan Walker just got dropped. Should I use my one free drop on him? You still expecting good things from him when he returns?

    • Nathan says:
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      @Nathan: To be clear, I’d be using my drop to get rid of Randall Delgado, who has been sitting useless on my bench since I drafted him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do still like him, yes

  164. Brendan says:
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    I’m looking to drop Dan Haren and pick up a replacement. Please rank the top three of these ROS: Chavez, Hammel, Pomeranz, Bauer, Liriano, Cingrani, Kuroda. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez, Cingrani, Liriano

  165. thegreater says:
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    Gordon Beckham or Danny Espinoza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa

  166. Bunny says:
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    Space is short. Hold onto Wiethers (have Rosario)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him

  167. gareth says:
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    I’m going to Disney world tomorrow for a week so you’ll seeing alot less of the Kitty.

    It’s star wars weekends so hopefully I get Warwick Davis’s autograph. You got any questions for me to ask him, Grey?

    Example: Are going to enlist Jose altuve to be a fellow Ewok for the new Star Wars movie?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @gareth: Ha HA….Ill miss that nasty Kitty

  168. johnny2k says:
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    would you deal holliday and adams for vmart?

    • gareth says:
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      @johnny2k: I have vmart and I wish you were in my league.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @gareth: HA ha…me too

  169. J-MoneyIV says:
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    6×6 Roto with OPS

    Donaldson is at 3B
    Aoki and Seager are my bench bats/util fill ins.

    1) Who am I dropping tomorrow when Calhoun comes off the DL? I assume the answer is Aoki.
    2) Drop the other for Pollock?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki, hold Seager

  170. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    I’m in a 14 team h2h league with QS and CG’s, so it’s heavily SP weighted. Martin Perez is obviously lost to the UCL monster, and I need to add another starter for the bottom of my rotation. Options are somewhat scarce so I’m mulling over Duffy or Skaggs. Going into the weekend I was inclined to opt for Skaggs, because he’s obviously less volatile. Then Duffy comes out and puts it all together, throwing strikes, and not walking guys in bunches.
    Should I trust my gut and assume this Duffy start was a blip on the radar and not an indication of things to come?

    I think my hesitation with Skaggs is the lack of K’s….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Duffy

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Just because you lost your virginity to a Bozz Skaggs song in the back of a Buick doesn’t mean the kid will be this good.

        I don’t like he his meh xFIP and that 2.54 K/BB

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: I liked Duffy coming into spring and then he got jacked by Yordano….cust kayin’

  171. kandeepan says:
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    I am giving up A.Sanchez and Zimmerman for Beltre and Janssen. Is this a good trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  172. Ben. says:
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    Drop CJ Cron for Vogelsong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  173. Ben. says:
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    I finally was giving up on Chris Owings and I dropped him on Friday. Then he blows up this weekend. Do I need to go and scoop him back up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  174. blindnuts says:
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    Reed or Mejia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

  175. Brendan says:
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    Would you drop Tommy Hunter and/or LaTroy Hawkins for any of the following? Lindstrom, Cody Allen, Gregerson, Ziegler, Ottavino, Britton, Jake McGee, Mejia? Tommy Hunter is just like owning Valverde all over again and LaTroy Hawkins doesn’t strike out anyone plus I don’t trust him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  176. Jim Johnson says:
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    Drop Masterson or AJ Burnett for any of these?:

    Porcello, Archer, Keuchel, Bucholz, T Wood, Gee, Vargas, Roark, or maybe anybody else you think isn’t highly owned.

    Also, drop Bonifacio or Gyorko for Neil Walker, Alcides Escobar or Wong? Thanks

    • Jim Johnson says:
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      @Jim Johnson: edit: Juan Fransisco also available

  177. blindnuts says:
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    Cobb or Bailey this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb

  178. Ryan741 says:
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    Was offered a trade in my H2H points league. I would be getting Pedro Alvarez/Braun for my Beltre/Rios. I don’t love Alvarez, but this league doesn’t have negative points for K’s, so I just have to stomach a bad batting avg and just wait for the HR. The deal could also be expanded to me getting Kemp and giving up either McCann or Rosario also. Which side do you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre side…

  179. Diddy says:
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    Hill or Wong ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  180. herschel says:
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    @Grey: who do you like this week of these options?

    xander (14.8) – 3 vs tor, 3 @ tb
    gyorko (6.7) – 2 vs min, 4 vs chc
    leonys (3.3) – 2 vs sea, 4 @ det

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

  181. desert_heat says:
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    H2H
    Would you trade MCain and DFister for ZGreinke ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  182. Tom says:
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    Kennedy vMIN (Correia) or Beckett @NYM (Montero)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

  183. cubsin2020 says:
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    Streamonator has Vargas(vs Carroll) 2x the value of Leake(vs Stras). My gut says Leake. Tor says Vargas. What does Gray say? WWGD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Leake

      • cubsin2020 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  184. Manbearpuig says:
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    Have cargo, Bautista, and Adam jones in OF and in need of SP. In a points league would you deal uehara (I have chapman and Soria) and Alex Gordon. For wily peralta? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Manbearpuig says:
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        @Grey: how about for fister?

  185. JP says:
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    12 Team HxH Categories League , 2 trades

    Holliday/Haren or A. Soriano/A. Sanchez?

    Blackmon or Hamels?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal… Hamels but it’s fair…

  186. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team 5×5 weekly league. 5 SP spots. My ERA and WHIP are solid but I’m desperate for wins and Ks (last place). I want to start all my 2 start pitchers this week so I only have room for one more SP. SON making it a tough choice for me.

    1) Start Y Ventura @ White Sox (17.7 SON) or S Gray @ TB (3.2 SON)?

    2) I’m starting
    Iwakuma (@Tex and vs Hou)
    Liriano (home vs Os and nats)
    Garrett Richards (home vs Hou and KC)
    Teheran (home vs Mil and Col)

    Given my need for Ks, sit any of these 2-start SPs to start both Gray and Ventura? I also have Bauer (x2) and McCarthy (@StL) on my bench.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordano… 2) go with the guys you have

  187. Grey #1 Fan says:
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    10 team deeper league , standard 5×5 cat, head to head

    Do you like my Kluber and eovaldi for his Yordano Ventura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  188. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    Starting to get worried about LaTroy. You?

      • Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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        @Tom Emanski: First I’m not dropping him cause he’s still the closer. Second, who the F is LaAbed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ever not worried about him?

      • Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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        @Grey: His April was surprisingly strong. Ottavino the handcuff? Or try to move LaTroy alltogether.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Brothers

  189. Tom Emanski says:
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    Does the Cardinals thinking about calling up Taveras in the first week of June indicate that’s when the Super Two cutoff is?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Tom Emanski says:
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        @Grey:

        To the Polancoche!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  190. Jacks says:
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    Hi Grey. Weekly lineup 4×4. Do I play Fielder this week? He got his cortisone shot and “may” play Tuesday. Cortisone has worked wonders in the past, but wonder if Fielder is simply a hurt n hobbled player this year. I have some flex with the WM spot so I could bench the following in favor of Fielder:

    Bogaerts — obvious one, but gasp, is he coming alive? HR this weekend, 3 2 hit games out of last 5.
    Venable — bought him when you did last week. Hit yesterday 2-3. 5 Righties and he has hit them well in past.
    Votto — Not in today’s lineup. Think he might go on DL? Risky this week.

    So: Fielder, Bogaerts, Venable, Votto … which two do I play?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder, Xander

      • Jacks says:
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        @Grey: Agree, but now Venable is gonna break out with a 3 HR and 3 SB week!

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Jacks: what kind of line would you bet on for that statement about venable?

          • Jacks says:
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            @goodfold2: 10 to 1. But I’d make the bet, just so I will feel better if it happens

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Jacks: you should get quite a bit more than 10-1. however if we lived close i would certainly book that action, with your end being 100 max bet. I can’t go broke on it.

  191. MattTruss223 says:
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    Josh Reddick since changing his walk up music to Wham!’s Careless Whisper 6 days ago: .348, 6 R, 3 HR and 11 RBIs. That smooth sax isn’t just for the bedroom anymore!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @MattTruss223: that’s where I go now to look at his sax….I mean stats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  192. Spring Blake says:
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    Would you rather roll with Peralta @ ATL or Chen v Cle this week?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Spring Blake: The Atlanta windmill factory is my call

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wily

  193. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    was offered werth/chapman for my puig. Initial instinct is to reject. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reject

      • Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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        @Grey: Might counter with Puig/Trumbo for his Jones/Chapman.

        Jones over Puig ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  194. Rondelio says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Dolor Grande going down, open roster spot. Who should I add?
    Dallas Keuchel
    Rick Porcello
    Sean Doolittle
    Alfredo Simon
    Danny Duffy

    Neil Walker
    Escobar
    Pollock
    Juan Francisco

    I have Fatt Adams and Arenado to fill CI for Abreu.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  195. Kevin says:
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    I can’t seem to hang week to week in the HR dept. Think Olt, Dunn or Smith are worth a pickup? Thinking of dropping Khris Davis…

    C-Mesoraco, Gattis
    1B – Butler, Cuddyer
    2B – Altuve, Hill
    3B – Wright, Prado
    SS – Ramirez, Andrus, Desmond
    OF – K Davis, Aoki, CarGo, Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess Olt but have no idea where you’re playing him

  196. tim says:
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    homer bailey or jon lester ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

  197. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!!!!

    H2H points league who do I start?

    Gray @ TB
    Tillman @ PIT
    Hutchison @ BOS or
    Porcello @ TEX

    Muchas Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: thanks amigo!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  198. Party Boy John says:
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    Grey how much playing time do you see Juan Fran getting going forward if he keeps hitting bombs is he worth trading for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll play every day

  199. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. anibal/crisp for nellie cruz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: what about anibal straight up for cruz? or anibal/crisp for cruz/masterson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, it’s fair

  200. Rock says:
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    drop Masterson for Bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  201. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Hill is iffy this week. Thinking about picking up Weeks. Is Cody Allen droppable?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: H2H weekly points league. Saves are 10 points.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  202. Word to the wise.

    Rickie Weeks has 7 games on the road this week, where he is hitting a buck 50, At home over .450..buyer beware at least for this week..

    If you need MI help try SF’s Brandon Hicks, 3 games in Colorado, and H-tron likes him..

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: @Malicious Phenom: Thanks. Checked it out. 7 of his 20 ABs on the road are pinch hit ABs. Love the Tron but something is compelling me to go with Weeks……plus, I already made the move and it’s $6 a transaction. That plays a sustantial part in it. Here’s to a few good Weeks from Rickie.

  203. Joey Votto out Monday

    Reds first baseman Joey Votto was not in the team’s starting lineup Monday against the Nationals.

    The club was expected to meet following Sunday’s game to discuss a plan of action for Votto. While they haven’t announced anything official, he was not part of the starting lineup for Monday’s game. Votto is considered day-to-day with a quad injury. He’s missed the past three games due to the issue.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: anybody have any idea why he simply hasn’t been DL’ed yet?

  204. stynyr says:
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    Who should I drop for Cingrani?

    Hammel, Kazmir, Wheeler, Eovaldi, Beckett

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

  205. jvill says:
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    Need first bagger was offered Freeman for Longoria and Anibal Sanchez, I have Frazier and I have Bauer, Archer, Minor, Porcello, Eovaldi. Ashe, Moustakas are available in FA. Or would you hold until Jon Singelton. gets the call. I have Napoli now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

      • jvill says:
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        Thanks!@Grey:

  206. Andrew says:
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    Best option today for ERA help?

    Leake @ Was
    Smyly @ Cle
    Kluber home vs Tigers
    Peralta @ Atl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  207. Nyjacobs says:
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    Grey – Their Miggy + Alex Gordon for My Trout + King Felix. Am I crazy for considering this? Would you do this trade? 12 team roto. thanks

  208. KarlJ says:
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    Grey
    Would you rather have Hammel, Koehler, Keuchel or Pomeranz as replacement for Martin Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pomeranz

  209. Jason says:
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    Pick 4 for Monday through Thursday: Peralta, Kluber, Liriano, Lynn, Fister, Eovaldi, and Roark. Please and thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wily, Kluber, Eovaldi, Liriano, no idea of any matchups

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey:
        wily @ATL today
        kluber vs DET today
        eovaldi vs PHI wed
        liriano vs BAL tues

  210. Andrew says:
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    Would you rather have Peralta or Minor for today’s start in ATL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wily

  211. goodfold2 says:
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    this was answered yesterday at least once, but i don’t know if that was before or after qualls named “official” closer at Lastros land. Qualls or Mejia for saves only (16 teamer with 2 RP slots and i have Hawkins/Koji). getting worried Hawkins is starting on his way out, and Hart just got DL’ed so i can stash one of these in case Hawkins loses job. After he does i can just drop him. O’Day also available here. No holds in this league (which is now only 1 of 2 non-holds leagues for me)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: that is to say, Hart is going to be DL’ed soon. hopefully on the soon part.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: never mind, it was answered today. thanks anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Qualls

  212. Thomas says:
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    Adam Eaten or Josh Reddick for my 5th OF spot.

    I just let Maybin go to WW.

    12-team h2h.

    • Thomas says:
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      @Thomas:

      Eaton too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  213. Barenrewn says:
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    Ryan Braun and Ervin Santana for Carlos Gomez and Michael Wacha what side do you like better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

    • Barenrewn says:
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      @Barenrewn: follow-up would you rather have Ryan Braun or Jose Bautista?

      It’s a keeper league. Thanks!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Bautista

        • Barenrewn says:
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          @Grey: Bautista side over CarGo? Same trade.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup

  214. goodfold2 says:
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    keep 25 per year forever league 20 team H2H, are these trades somewhat fair and good for me, if so, which is better
    1. my ozuna and hammel for liriano
    2. my rios for a.gordon (need homers more than steals, but don’t know if this is even smart)
    3. hammel for liriano (if ozuna and hammel is too much).
    this owner must not like liriano much since his pitching sucks but he’s still trying to move him.
    4. my wily peralta (sell high) for liriano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: ok, so wily’s upside (since he’s been so good this year) is higher than liriano’s stay ability, and using current season’s hammelness to leverage liriano’s better long term value is the way to go.

  215. jal179 says:
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    My Seager for his Estrada?

    I’m trying to rid myself of all bench bats and relievers. PUNTIN SAVES BEOTCHES

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  216. Bernie Brewer says:
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    I could use a SP upgrade and was just offered M. Lindstrom and Samardzija for Soria. Is that the downgrade at closer too much to add Samardzija?

    In general, how do you view Samardzija ROS? Top 25 SP? Top 30?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindstrom side

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: police (except in STL and PHI) would consider that trade rape.

        • Bernie Brewer says:
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          @goodfold2: I thought it was too good to be true, but the guy offered me that deal. Thanks for the advice!

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Bernie Brewer: those issues come up in court, can rape be consensual, and just what does “willing” mean in fantasy leagues anyway.

  217. Jim Johnson says:
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    Drop Masterson or AJ Burnett for any of these?:

    Porcello, Archer, Keuchel, Bucholz, T Wood, Gee, Vargas, Roark, or maybe anybody else you think isn’t highly owned.

    Also, drop Bonifacio or Gyorko for Neil Walker, Alcides Escobar, Wong, or Juan Francisco? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keuchel over Masterson… Alcides over Bonifacio

  218. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    @Grey:maybe i missed something, or the transitive theorem doesn’t apply here but earlier today i see that espinosa > beckham, but yesterday i saw beckham > wong, and i know since friday i’ve seen wong>espinosa numerous times. what am i missing, or has wong being good and espinosa being terrible (only counting last few days) made espinosa worth more while lowering wong’s value?

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @ashtray: i found where Grey said it, it was friday the 16th (in the hall), at 4:48 PM. convo with Grey and Tony cingrani’s Ego.

        Tony Cingrani’s Ego says:
        May 16, 2014 at 5:08 pm (link)

        @Grey: beckham or wong?
        Reply

        Grey

        Grey says:
        May 16, 2014 at 5:25 pm (link)

        Beckham

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: with the rubber chicken. kidding. what could have happened is this was asked and answered before Wong’s 2 good games, so if that’s why it would be wong over espinosa over beckham, at least i think.

  219. Nick M says:
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    Would you add Pollock over Aoki, Cain, Butler, or hold in a points league, -1 for K?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Butler

  220. blindnuts says:
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    Reed and Keuchel for Samardzija…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Samardzija

  221. Deck says:
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    Is Chris Davis Trade value closer to Cano or Kemp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  222. rafi says:
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    Pick one to bench for coming week:

    Chase Whitley at Cubs
    Masterson at Baltimore
    Bauer vs Det and at Baltimore
    Porcello vs Tex

    I’m thinking Masterson?

    Bonus question: play Bryan Shaw for one of the other starters listed above or leave him benched? Already have Uehara and Robertson in lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Shaw

  223. bossmanjunior says:
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    Best DL stash…Pinieda, Gee, Holland, Paxton, Crain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paxton

  224. J-FOH says:
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    Grey, I need some new hip hop…GO!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, you never even listened to Kendrick Lamar…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: yeah I did. It’s good bro

        Flipping around Itunes, ever heard of YG, Iamsu!, G-Eazy, or eMC?

        Also there is a cool show coming up in June down in Santa Ana. Here are some on the bill: It’s a 2 day event

        Immortal Technique
        Brother Ali
        Murs
        Talib Kweli
        Raekwon
        Souls of Mischief
        Zion I
        Aesop Rock
        Blackalicious
        People Under the Stairs

        • nick the dick says:
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          @J-FOH: that show looks awesome

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like a few of those… Most of them have one popping album and then some less popping ones… Talib’s tight, and of course Raekwon…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Talib is the one I most want to see, he plays on Saturday the 21st with Murs and Brother Ali

            it’s 40 a ticket, you and the cougs want to go?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              When is it?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: June 21st, its a Saturday….in orange county

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  We’re in Palm Springs then…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: off to Mama Coug’s

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Word

    • nick the dick says:
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      @J-FOH: forget kendrick lamar. Go with Demigodz stuff-any Apathy album (‘Honkey Kong’, Wanna Snuggle?’ ‘Eastern Philosophy’), also Celph Titled ‘Nineteen Ninety Now’, and Chino XL’s last album if you havent heard it ‘The Ricanstruction’, Rugged Man ‘Legends Never Die’…square yourself away

      • J-FOH says:
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        @nick the dick: good call I forgot about the Demigodz stuff

        • nick the dick says:
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          @J-FOH: ya just came out with a new one. Beats are okay but lyrically very good.

  225. Party Boy John says:
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    A: chris davis, alcedies escobar, cory dickerson
    B: Matt kemp, brandon phillips, juan francisco

    which do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  226. Josh says:
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    Grey – I have Anibal and agree that something just ain’t right. What other starting pitchers in that mid round range would you suggest targeting for a trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey?

  227. jim says:
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    deep league, two questions:
    1) guy dropped salazar and i used a high waiver to pick him up-good move or no? think he will turn it around?
    2) do you think now is the time to stash mookie betts? i picked him up when i heard he was playing OF.
    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Not especially 2) Sure

  228. Smitty says:
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    Trade question for you in a 14-Team 6×6 league (ops/holds):

    Bautista, Eovaldi

    For

    Craig, Teheran, and either Springer or Eaton

    Thoughts? Preference on Springer/Eaton ROS? Leaning towards trading Eaton bc he can’t seem to stay healthy.

    I’d be replacing Springer/Eaton in my lineup with Lind Kh Davis or Josmil Pinto. Have decent, not great speed w/ Leonys Starlin Heyward and some lower end guys like Lucroy Votto Lawrie.

    Way I’m seeing it Joey Bats and Craig have similar injury risk. It would suck to sell Craig at such a low point and buy Bats at what could be a high water mark on AVG but he’s looked more and more like the guy that .300 in 2011. Walking at 19% clip, career high LD% (18%), pretty normal BABIB (.308). He keeps it up he’s going to put up top-8 numbers. I think Eovaldi is making strides too.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista side..Eaton

  229. John says:
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    Stacked OF anf Harper on DL, my Util A Gordon for Cain. I know Cain can be better w inf hr/fb but how much??? He better than a tillman ? 10 tm lg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

      • john says:
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        @Grey: I agree I think I’ll just hold don’t know if Cain worth the stress.. I I did deal I was gonna drop Mejia or Gordon and pick up Pollock? Help it?

        • john says:
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          @john: I was gonna drop Mejia or Doolittle pick up pollock

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not really

  230. You think Straily is coming back any time soon? Will he be worth anything if and when he comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s kinda sad

  231. Confucius says:
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    Have a bench spot available. Can pick up Salazar, singleton or stream. Which would you choose? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  232. mooseknuckle says:
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    My team is dropping like flies. Kipnis, abreu now votto. I have to fill a dh spot and waivers are wednesday and saturday only so I am stuck with what I have and its not much. H2h points league lose points for k’s. Brad miller, bourjos or santana (twins). Any help appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bourjos

      • mooseknuckle says:
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        @Grey: thanks as always. You are a gentleman and a scholar.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  233. john says:
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    Probably 10th time for this. Start keuchel tonight vs LAA. Son saying no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  234. Great Bambino says:
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    Aaron Hill or Dozier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really? Dozier

      • Great Bambino says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: I asked you a few times over the last month and a half this exact question, and you kept telling me Hill…

        • Jason says:
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          @Great Bambino: And in that time frame Dozier’s value has continued to increase, so now you can stop asking since you finally got the answer you were looking for.

        • Busher says:
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          @Great Bambino: That’s how fantasy baseball operates…

  235. SteveNZ says:
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    How does Rudy stuff his ‘fro under that bald wig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have to ask him under one of his tools…

  236. kev says:
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    Donaldson or Longo ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

      • kev says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • Fenway Fungus says:
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          @kev: disagree. Donaldson ftw.

  237. nick the dick says:
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    Beckett vs mets, pom vs cleveland or monerto vs dodgers tomorrow? Also keep any of them over kennedy, eovaldi or estrada? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckett… Over Estrada

  238. SteveNZ says:
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    Up against V-Mart this week.

    Sigh.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: And Butler and Cain. Sheesh.

  239. Henry says:
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    12 team redraft

    2 trades:

    1. Harper/Braun/Bumgarner vs. Yu Darvish/ Carlos Gomez

    2. Harper/Braun/Bumgarner/Juan Francisco vs. Yu Darvish/Goldy

    Thoughts?

    Great article btw :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do 2

  240. Best 2 options

    Porcello, pomeranz, Garza, kueschel, Haren, Bauer, Kuroda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello, Haren

  241. J-FOH says:
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    I just watched the garage door episode of Silicon Valley. One of the funniest episodes I’ve seen in a while

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, the mural scene was one of the funniest scenes I had seen in a few years…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I like the tie in at the end. very Arrested Development

        I also like the hologram scene too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, very solid… Peter Gregory died midway through the season…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I just looked that up. That sucks, he was great. the Burger King bit was great

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know, pretty sad…

              • Clabo says:
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                @Grey:

                Chris Welch (peter gregory) was a high school pal. Even when young, his talent was monsterous. Great guy…tragic.

                New to your site…I’m diggin it. Expect some questions from me.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Really sorry to hear about his passing, I didn’t know him outside of Silicon Valley, but he was hilarious in his short time there…

  242. Bartolo's Chin says:
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    Would you rather have Kazmir or Richards in a redraft 12 team H2H (10×10) league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kazmir

  243. OaktownSteve says:
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    Heya Albright…without googlin’…what team leads the AL in steals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Royals

    • J-FOH says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Yankees or the Tigers

      • Oaktown Steve says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Tiggers. Nice pull Jf

        I was surprised it was them even with Rajai

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Oaktown Steve: I thought about Rajai, Kinsler, Jackson…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @OaktownSteve: maybe the Astros, I keep forgetting they are AL

  244. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Hi Grey,
    I got D.Price on my team. Sum ting wong with him. I got it.
    Who would you target(pitcher) for a straight up trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

  245. los locos says:
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    Alex Gordon available should I try to pick him up, if so need to drop someone.. I justed picked up singleton and tavaras, like tavera because he was get called up to DH.

    Montero, Miguel(C) ARI
    Napoli, Mike(1B) BOS
    Kinsler, Ian(2B) DET
    Arenado, Nolan(3B) COL
    Ramirez, Hanley(SS) LAD
    Heyward, Jason(OF) ATL
    Pence, Hunter(OF) SF
    Rios, Alex(OF) TEX
    Brantley, Michael(OF) CLE

    Hosmer, Eric(1B) KC
    Singleton, Jon(1B) HOU
    Hill, Aaron(2B) ARI
    Machado, Manny(3B) BAL
    Cabrera, Melky(OF) TOR
    Taveras, Oscar(OF) STL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Melky

  246. SteveNZ says:
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    Mesoraco 0/2. I don’t know what to believe in anymore.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: patience?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @J-FOH: No. I expect him to get a hit in every at-bat, like he’s been doing.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @SteveNZ: I hate to say this but I don’t recomend you play daily fantasy

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @J-FOH: why not, that’s the best place for no patience.

  247. Jhan says:
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    Hey Grey
    Would you trade away Trout and either Gray or Weaver to gain Miguel Cabrera and King Felix?
    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  248. The Muppet Maniac says:
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    I can use a sort of utility bench guy. I was thinking of trading Lackey for either Prado or Gyorko, hoping they can turn things around. Or hold for now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  249. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Khris Davis is a butthole. Drop him, and his first day off my team he hits a HR.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  250. SteveNZ says:
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    So this is the week Butler decides to turn it on?

    Better not be.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was long overdue

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Just as well I have Al-Ram!

  251. goodfold2 says:
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    anybody else wondering just how the hell smyly has a 3.05 era. every time i stream this guy (and i str owned him till 2 weeks ago) he really appears to be a 5 era guy, with terrible whips.

  252. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    drat, it appears zimmermania won’t play LF, man that would’ve kicked ass, for him too, his body would hold up better, and WAS as a team would be much better at defense taking his F’ed up arm out of 3rd. unless he’s just spreading misinfo (why?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His arm wouldn’t play out there

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: need to get him to 1st then, which we all knew preseason.

  253. John says:
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    got kenley robertson mejia and doolittle, any obvious drops with last 2 or should i try to keep them. In 10 tm lg shallow rosters i usually carry 3 but should i try work out trade with 1 included before i drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try to keep them

  254. John says:
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    Indian may get save OPP wonder who goes in? Shaw pitched the 8th

    • John says:
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      @John: Allen gets it, and not so great not terrible. Blown save.

  255. goodfold2 says:
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    holy crap, i went from 14th (out of 15) to 8th from just yesterday’s stats in roto. thanks jones/gordon/asche/mesoraco/juan f. hit .442/OPS = 1.371, with 5 homers/14 rbi’s/9 runs. 8th – 14th all lumped pretty close, but went up 12.5 pts in one day.

  256. Steve says:
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    6*6 with OBP

    J. Upton & Desmond
    or
    Dread Pirate

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen

  257. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Grey, would appreciate your thoughts on this..

    16 team keeper, that counts .OPS and Holds…we also use LF/Cf/RF. Can keep 5. Would you move Braun in a package for Abreu? Brauns price is at $49…Abreu is a $24…inflation is up to $5 a year based on where one places. I won’t be keeping Braun at that price. Abreu is a good price based on what guys are kept for in there and or what they cost to be redrafted. For example, Bautista cost me $36 to draft, Braun $49. For comparable…some kept players…Cargo $50, Longo $34, Tulo $41…you get the idea. So, I would keep Abreu. It’s a h2h league btw, and am sitting in first at the moment…my offense in there…

    C- Gomes
    1B – Tex
    2B- Murphy
    3B – Arenado
    SS -Desmond
    LF – Braun
    CF – Puig
    RF- Bautista
    UTIL – Eaton ( for now)
    Bench – Vicideo
    DL – Cuddyer

    As you can see it’s pretty nice for 16 teams. I was thinking of something along the lines of Braun/Tex for Abreu/Alfonso Soriano. The guy already emailed me back and said he is interested in moving Abreu for something with Braun. I’m hesitant, I really don’t like trading for injured players..to me it’s just playing with fire. But, with me being in first, and it being a keeper, I think I could make due in the short term and I love Abreu. Cuddyer would be my 1B in the mean time ( hearing he should be back tomorrow). Sorry for long post, just try to give a good bit of Info! What are your thoughts on this? Thanks!

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Oh, and I would either try to move Eaton or Vicideo, or drop one of them if I did this…don’t want 3 guys on the same team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent for Abreu, I’d take him

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @Grey: Thanks…gonna try to make it happen!

  258. goodfold2 says:
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    richards not starting good. thank god i got beat to him in every league.

  259. Alan says:
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    Do I drop alcides for rajai or andrus now that he is hitting 2nd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus

  260. SteveNZ says:
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    Effing catchers. Mesoraco and Santana a combined 0/9.

    • John says:
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      @SteveNZ: add perez 0-4

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @John: Actually hoping the Nats win it here so Meso doesn’t have to come up again.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SteveNZ: mesoraco, the guy hitting like .450 or so, and is the best catcher per game in all of baseball, and had like 3 XBH in last 2 days, yeah i’ll take another at bat from him please.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @John: LOL, I forgot Wilson Ramos’ 0/6

  261. bossmanjunior says:
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    Looks like Allen will get the save opp! Yay!!!! Hopefully my patience holding him pays off!

      • Alan says:
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        @bossmanjunior: Of all the guys, JD f ing martinez?!?!?

        • Jacks says:
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          @Alan: I just traded him after the shelling yesterday so I just went from a DAMNITALL! moment to Wow I made a smart move thought in a few minutes.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

  262. fausto says:
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    1. Drop carl crawford or eric young II for kole calhoun?. 2. Drop Jim Johnson, Bryan Shaw for Mejia @CL?
    3. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Eh 2. Shaw

  263. SteveNZ says:
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    Where does Al-Al fit into this Tigers bullpen right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Usually 7th, no?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Been seeing a fair bit of Krol. Guess he comes in to face the LHBs, but seems to stay in there…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Here he is now…

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: What an asshole.

  264. SteveNZ says:
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    My boy Wade Davis needs a double play here.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: WTF? Some clown dropped a foul ball?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @SteveNZ: we got an extra K,calm down.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @goodfold2: Don’t care about Ks.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @SteveNZ: then you broke even.

  265. SoSayethI says:
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    Hey Grey

    Alex cobb and brandon belt for A Gonzo and Rajai Davis, who ya got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonzalez

      • SoSayethI says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

  266. Alan says:
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    so you saying up there to drop andrus for alcides?

    • royce! says:
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      @Alan: I think it was the other way around- drop alcides for andrus

      • MB says:
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        @royce!: What about alcides or andrus? 3 OF spots, already have leonys, gordon, j up and bautista for OF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  267. MB says:
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    Where do Dallas K rank among beckett, lackey and marco?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckett, Dallas

  268. Aj says:
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    Who do I drop for d. Murphy?
    Lind aoki fowler

    • Aj says:
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      @Aj: or l can also drop lake

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you need..>Aoki

  269. Take 2 says:
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    My pitchers are: Bumgarner, Hudson, Lackey, Lynn, Dickey & Pomeranz

    Who to drop to bring Cobb back from DL, and who if any would you drop for Porcello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickey, Lackey

  270. goodfold2 says:
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    me likely this Keuchel pickup, now up to 3 leagues where i have him. 15/16/10 team, 1 roto in there somewhere.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: ah HA, it’s actually 4 leagues with Keuchel, a 12 team is in there too.

  271. goodfold2 says:
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    lindstrom ankle problem, who’s up next there?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: some sites have webb, others belisario. but it can’t be belisario, right?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @goodfold2: I was just getting ready to ask the same thing. Nothing like chasing some saves…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Belisario

        • Deck says:
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          @Grey: I’m just worried that since he pitched 2 innings tonight Webb gets the chance tomorrow and a clean save gets him the job.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Could be

  272. Bobby Nice says:
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    Aoki just got sent packing for a pinch runner??? I was just debating dropping Gyorko or Aoki and that made my decision easy for Cobb coming off DL….

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Grey:@Bobby Nice: why, Dyson is the 2nd fastest player in baseball and they only needed 1 run. this isn’t an indication that Aoki won’t ever get steals.

  273. MB says:
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    Cool to keep lackey over marco? 14 homers allowed already!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  274. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Anibal/rios for cutch or Stanton? Too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much, Stanton first

  275. John says:
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    Cincy even tried to lose the game, putting Hoover in. But Washington didnt bite.

  276. J-FOH says:
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    I knew I shouldn’t of thrown Richards tonight. It’s tough to face the same team twice. And being that he’s young and the Astros are hot. My gut said no yet my lust for stats won me over

    • Kid A says:
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      @J-FOH:

      If you listen closely you can hear my Vargas playing the Sad Trombone for you, me, and the whole goddamn world.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Kid A: I stacked against Vargas on DraftKings today!

        Like how I grabbed Webb, not knowing what happened and dropped him for Burton as I played the odds of what MR will get a turn tomorrow. I’m destined to have no closers whatsoever this year. I tried to play a sad trombone but it broke from over usage

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @J-FOH: if you really would have done that, i’m guessing you have a bunch of other genius benches where most others would have started a guy. Richards had been great, and it’s the Lastros, and don’t forget how many runs LAA have been scoring lately. I wouldn’t feel anything but unlucky with Richards today.