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Michael Cuddyer to the DL with his hamstring injury.  I love these Monday DL calls right after weekly fantasy lineups lock.  Turr…iffic!  You don’t care about our fantasy teams at all, Walt Weiss, do you?  Last year it was Josh Rutledge, this year it’s Corey Dickerson.  I wonder if he holds a secret grudge against fantasy baseball because it never rewarded his defensive prowess while he was playing.  “Have you ever thought of adding fielding percentage to your fantasy league?”  That was Walt Weiss disguised as a waiter at a Cheesecake Factory waiting on Dan Okrent’s table.  Weiss then released bumblebees into Okrent’s suite at The Plaza while he read box scores in his robe.  Walt is just bitter because the teacher he had a crush on never gave him the time of day.  No, this isn’t the plot of Rushmore; the teacher was Carney Lansford.  Ginger ’til he dies!  So, with Cuddyer out, this could give Corey Dickerson a chance to show why he should be an everyday outfielder on all mixed league teams.  Yesterday, Dickerson had the slam & legs and is capable of more.  If you need a fifth outfielder, I’d give him a whirl.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-4 and his 3rd and 4th homers.  I wonder what Jimmy ‘The Greek” would say about Blackmon.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-5 and his 3rd homer.  Get hot, you sumsabeech!

Clay Buchholz – 2 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  In Boston Marathon terms, he made it to mile one when his nipples started bleeding and he had diarrhea trickling down his leg.

Mike Napoli – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  After the game, Napoli ran the last mile of the marathon.

Adam Jones – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  The O’s scored 7 runs and not one player drove in more than 1 RBI.  Like one giant ticker tease.

Bobby Abreu – Mets called him up.  On his rotary phone?  His flip phone?  Oh, they called him up to play with the team!  Oh, Mets, you are a silly, misguided, poorly-managed organization.  The Mets should put on a staged adaption of Simple Jack.  “I ain’t got a g-g-good brain.”

Jenrry Mejia – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Was dealing with a blister coming into this game, was facing the Cards and…dah, sonavabench!

Kyle Farnsworth – 1 IP, 0 ER and got the save.  Here’s what it’s like owning Farnsworth.  Hey, here he comes!  Cool, I’m going to turn to a different game now.

Tyler Lyons – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Meanwhile, a fantasy owner somewhere picked up Lyons and dropped him for Carlos Martinez just to prove a point.

Dan Straily – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, 5.40 ERA on the year.  If he didn’t lead the minor leagues in strikeouts once upon a time, I’m not even sure if anyone would know who he was or if anyone in any mixed leagues would own him.

Coco Crisp – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and two steals, his fifth and sixth.  He seems to miss every third day yet still gets his stats.

Shin-Soo Choo – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .314, but left early after turning his ankle.  Not to poo-poo, Soo Choo, but he was crazy hot last April too-too.

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 3 ER, 12 baserunners, 6 Ks and his ERA is still at 1.61.  Not a great sign when his WHIP (1.11) is so close to his ERA, but if anyone can pull it off, Yu can.  Too bad this isn’t an audio book, that would’ve been downright life-affirming.

Andrelton Simmons – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer as he bats .299.  Imagine what he could do if Fredi Gonzalez wasn’t such a Matt Williams and put Simmons in the two hole and moved B.J. the hell out of there.  Yes, I’m down on B.J. (no homo).

Julio Teheran – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. the Marlins.  Nice to see the Ks reappear and the Marlins haven’t been a cakewalk in the early going, ranking in the top five in several offensive categories.  Will Teheran’s ERA remain at 1.80.  Prolly not, guys and four girl readers.  Can he up his Ks and still be a number one.  Yes, over-the-internet friends.

Craig Kimbrel – 1 IP, 1 ER and the blown save.  I wish they would just send him to the DL already.  Oh, and name only one pitcher to replace him.  Not a committee, please!  I have Carpenter and Walden in separate leagues, so I don’t care who they name.

Evan Gattis – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and the game-winning homer, his 5th.  Gattis is as cool as the other side of a discarded baked potato that he was using as a pillow!

Tom Koehler – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Move over, Eovaldi, I got a new Marlin pitcher heartthrob!  Damn, Koehler looked good yesterday, and I don’t think it was purely due to the fact that four Braves hitters are on pace for 200 Ks and he struck out Teheran twice.  Through six innings, Koehler looked better than Teheran.  Stream-o-Nator hates his next start, but I’d definitely consider him in mixed leagues.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-5 and his 4th steal as he bats .338.  He dedicated that steal to his grandfather who fought in Operation Desert Storm.  Marlins may look tizzerrible at some point this year, but they really don’t right now.

Wandy Rodriguez – Hit the Disgraceful List.  Appropriate since the man behind the Wandy Line, one of the most asinine arbitrary cut-offs in fantasy sports, Matthew Berry, also hit the Disgraceful List this year.  Only his undoing was making too many terrible predictions.

Ike Davis – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  How crazy does Dan Pants’s 40-homer prediction seem now?!  Less pants-less?   More panted?  Shirtless with pants?

Francisco Liriano – 7 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Looked better than the line because the Pirates sent him back out for an 8th inning where he didn’t record an out, left two runners on for Justin Wilson to surrender.  This just in, Wilson sucks!  Jesus Guzman, why did Liriano even go back out there?!  C’mon, I got a fantasy team dependent on you stunods!

Andrew McCutchen – 3-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  The Dread Pirate owes us three more homers before April’s out.  Tally ho!  Which is pirate for I’m tallying your homers.

Neil Walker – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  No, it won’t last, but, yes, I wish I owned him everywhere right now.

Devin Mesoraco – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and hitting .541.  Okay, I’ll give you another week on my team.  By the by, isn’t Devin the big-breasted girl from Real World: Brooklyn who has proved herself to be completely inept on The Challenge?  Devin makes Aneesa look like an Olympic athlete (and not only if stripping is made an Olympic event).  Oh, and I love how Dustin is like, “I can’t hook up on this show because I made a pact with my ex.”  Then hooks up with two girls within 24 hours and doesn’t even mention that he feels bad.  Classic.

Brandon Phillips – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  I don’t own him, but I got a bunch of comments about dropping him, so I assumed his roses were really smelling like poo-oo-ooo.  He’s hitting third in a powerful lineup, good stadium and hitting .291.

Jason Giambi – 0-for-4 as he was activated by the Indians from the DL.  The Yankees immediately sent out scouts to watch him.

Lonnie Chisenhall – 2-for-4, hitting .455.  Things have hit rock bottom for the pockmarked guitarist-slash-third baseman-slash-catcher-slash-DH, Carlos Santana when Chisenhall is not only playing in front of him, but it makes sense.

Michael Brantley – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Ever heard the story about how I tried to get people to draft Brantley and no one did?  Real page turner!  Maybe I’ll sell the rights to my novella, The Talented Mr. Brantley, to Anthony Mingella and then we’ll have discussions about casting and decide Matt Damon is too short and instead send offers to Bradley Cooper.

Jason Kipnis – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Not having a terrible early season (3 SBs, .246), but not as good as you want it since he takes July thru September off.

Zach McAllister – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, year ERA at 2.28, and he’s been obscenely lucky so far.  He does go to San Francisco next and the Stream-o-Nator has some unkind things to say about it, but I don’t hate it.

Clayton Kershaw – Will start a rehab assignment on Friday and is targeting a mid-May return.  Or in Spanish, Kershaw queso en Mayo.  Um, delicious!

Bronson Arroyo – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  Too bad he doesn’t play the guitar good enough for the blues.

Travis Wood – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks as he pitchslapped Arroyo.  At a lesbian bar, A-Rod leans over and tells someone that he was the first one to do that to Brandon Arroyo.

Ryan Vogelsong – 1 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  Maybe him and Arroyo can do a duet.

Garrett Richards – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks.  On one hand, I dropped him prior to this start in the one league where I could because I don’t trust him, and four walks in six innings doesn’t give me much confidence.  On the other hand, one hit shows the kind of stuff he can throw.  On a third hand that is a cut-out box of Hamburger Helper pasted onto a suction cup and spring to make a really cheap waving hand car window sign, I’d gamble on Richards if I needed to take a risk.

Ernesto Frieri – 1 IP, 1 ER and the save.  If you turn the station when Farnsworth comes into a game because you own him, when Frieri enters a game you smash a coconut across your head Roddy Piper-style and hope you wake up to good news.

Erick Aybar – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and hitting .209.  He’s not a .209 hitter.  He’s not even really a bad average hitter, so he has some going up to do.  “He has some going up to do?”  I speak good!

Tanner Roark – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Almost exact opposite of Richards’s stuff, but might have better outcomes.  I.e., Roark isn’t that upsidey, but is safer.

Ryan Howard – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  In 2006, before the economy collapsed, that would’ve been 12 homers.  Thanks, Greenspan!

Carlos Ruiz – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Okay, so I bring some of these catcher questions on myself.

Cliff Lee – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks.  So, what you’re telling me is The Adverb isn’t done?

Chris Sale – First it was announced that he would miss his Tuesday start with general soreness, then it turned out he was visited by Major Pain, and now he’s on the DL with a muscle strain.  Maybe it wasn’t the smartest thing for Robin Ventura to send him out there for 127 pitches in his last start.  Robin, pennants aren’t won in April, but they can be lost.  Sale could miss a while.

Matt Lindstrom – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  Okay, if you turn the station with Farnsworth and Rowdy smash a coconut across your noggin with Frieri, with Lindstrom you kick over a line-up of motorcycles at a bike bar while doing Tequila just to distract yourself.

John Danks – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K, ERA is at 2.84.  Danks, but no Danks.

Jean Segura – 2-for-4 and his 4th steal as he was dropped to 7th in the order.  Ah, remember when a two-hit, one steal game meant two runs?  Those were the days!  Don’t panic, this is merely a tool to motivate– OH, GOD, WHY?!  Sorry, I panicked.  *breathe in, breathe out, try to find meaning in life with Segura hitting 7th, jumps out first story window*  I feel good, I was just cutting onions, that’s what these tears are.  *sniffles*  I need a nap.  *shoots up in bed*  Ah!  I just had a dream Nick The Podcast Host was tweaking his own nipples.  I’m tortured!

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI as he moved up to Segura’s spot.  Just keepin’ the two-hole warm.  That’s what she said!  Huh?

Wily Peralta – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  The nearly one K per inning is a nice sign.  Of course, this was against the Padres.  Then again he gets the Cubs next.  Wily, you’ve sold me on a replacement for the low man on my staff!

Chris Denorfia – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .308.  He was going to be my batty call today, but now I might’ve just fell in love for lack of better options.

Scott Feldman – To the DL with biceps tendinitis.  Feldman’s bubbie asked him, “Why aren’t you more like that nice Jewish boy with the sore thumb?”

Matt Dominguez – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Ever think about how if his name was Dominquez it would look like an R&B singer?  No, okay, maybe it’s me.

James Paxton – The Mariners announced that Paxton wouldn’t return for a while.  When asked to clarify by moving their fingers closer or further apart, they opened their arms wide.

Brad Miller – 0-for-3 as he was dropped to ninth in the order.  Ugh, there’s Nick tweaking his nipples again!  Okay, I’m ready for your scorn, you can drop him now in most mixed leagues.

  1. Dave says:
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    Nice write up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Thanks!

  2. MB says:
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    I thought what Dustin did was great. Now he is at a resort with that brunette chick. White teeth has gotta be pissed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MB: Ha, totally

  3. Balmy Tundrastein says:
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    sweet crap that gattis joke rules.

      • Carnac says:
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        Is that like being an Official Bikini Inspector?

  4. John says:
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    Yahoo 6×6 OPS league with 3OF, 2 UT

    Have Belt, Ortiz, J Up, Bautista, Pagan, Yelich, Rajai, A Gordon (and polanco coming soon). Have Seager dead at 3B. I platoon rajai vs lefties and yelich vs R, need their speed.

    How would you rank these three trades for me?

    A Gordon for C Santana
    Yelich for Rendon
    Gordon for Arenado

    Totally willing to overpay to get another 3B

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Yelich trade

  5. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    “He has some going up to do?” I speak good!
    what school you went ?

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Cram It:

        my father , who carried the mantra of
        ” too young for W.W. I , and too old for W.W. II ”
        used to tell people that he went to the
        Sam Houston Institute of Technology ,
        though , in actuality , he never got past the 8th grade .

  6. Filkarri says:
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    After 85 pitches or so, Anibal Sanchez seems to fall apart with the focus and intensity normally reserved for success. As an Anibal Sanchez owner and a Tigers fan, it is making me double crazy.

  7. 2 Giant rings says:
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    16 teams. Pick up Koehler? I only have 22 more waiver moves so there needs to be a reasonable expectation that he will remain worth holding. Thx!!!

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @2 Giant rings:

      reasonable expectation is about a 2-1 k/bb rate ,
      and a 4.25 e.r.a.
      jacob turner to return to rotation soon , and if one is
      marginally better than the other , it’s anybody guess .
      turner should replace brad hand , however .
      the real threat to koehler’s spot in the rotation
      will come from andrew heaney .
      heaney , who is currently burning it up in AA , (jacksonville)
      may get a stop-over at AAA (new orleans) before being called up .
      BUT , it’s the marlins .
      who can tell ? … with any degree of rational confidence .

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: please bring me some heaney to my NL only land. or montero, syndergaard, etc.

  8. Brooke says:
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    Hi Grey! So tonight is Salazar’s last shot with my team before he joins Gallardo on my syphilis wish list. What are your predictions for tonight…..Please don’t say PAIN. Thank You!

    • Balmy Tundrastein says:
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      @Brooke: that’s a very specific kind of wish list. damn.

    • MadDog says:
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      @Brooke: after going on another Grey-inspired tangent through Roddy to Mr T, I approve of this comment.

    • puigleague choo says:
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      @Brooke:
      Have faith. Tonight might just work out for the young journeyman. Anything but the syphilist.

  9. Alex says:
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    Is it okay if I hate Kyle Seager. I have to dump him for frazier right? League has chris johnson on the wire too

    Gracias

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Alex: Frazier. You should have lost him for Frazier a couple of weeks ago. Just my two cents.

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Moscowitz: correction. A week ago.

      • Principal Blackman says:
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        @Moscowitz: Why is someone like Gyorko a hold, but Seager isn’t? They are basically having the exact same year right now.

        • Moscowitz says:
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          @Principal Blackman:
          Why are you asking me this question?! I never said Gyorko is a hold per se and for ever. We are talking about Frazier and Seager though and in my opinion Frazier is very well able to put up Seager numbers and probably even much more.

          • Principal Blackman says:
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            @Moscowitz: Sorry, it was less directed at you and more at the general razzball community. I should have deleted the href. It’s just what popped into my head after reading that Seager was a drop.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Principal Blackman: that is good question, in a fairly pertinent spot, just maybe make sure it’s not directed at Moscowitz

              • Principal Blackman says:
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                @goodfold2: Yeah, heard. And, again, I inadvertently singled out Moscowitz, but I meant it more generally and speculatively… and I didn’t mean to sin so egregiously against the community.

    • EnglishMetsFan says:
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      @Alex: Frazier

  10. Juliana says:
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    Trade McCutchen for Bruce and Shields? 10 team

    My SP:
    Darvish
    Sale(DL)
    Minor(DL
    Walker(DL)
    Tillman
    Liriano
    Chavez
    Martin

    My OF:
    Mccutchen
    Holliday
    Myers
    Craig

    • Alan says:
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      @Juliana: Gotta get more for Cutch

      • pops says:
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        @Alan: Would you give Bruce and Shields for Cutch? I wouldn’t.

  11. Alan says:
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    I read every one of these, and this one was your best, HILARIOUS … but you knew that, but still — third hand hamburger helper? queso en mayo? And totally feel ya about watching shiz closers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alan: Thanks!

  12. ryan says:
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    Do you think Jim Johnson will be in the saves mix any time soon for Oakland? Have him stashed but Strop is out there and thinking of making that move. Any opinion on the better choice of these terrible options?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryan: I’d hold Johnson

      • Lville Jim says:
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        @Grey: Now that’s funny.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @ryan:

      johnson is getting paid 6.5 mil $$ ,
      making him the 2nd highest player on the A ‘s payroll .
      (crisp gets 7.0 mil )

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @ryan:

      tough to get a read. Probably the most interesting comment from Melvin was that “right now (the bullpen) is a feel thing.” And he seems to feel most confident with Luke Greg. Gregerson throws strikes, induces groundballs, avoids HRs, doesn’t have extreme left right splits, though lefties do hit him a little better. He also works fast and is pitching with confidence. Every time he goes out and gets a save you kind of get the feel that Melvin will continue to use him. I think Melvin is the kind of manager who will go to Johnson and be willing to say, “you’re a match up guy now. Go out and pitch great and we’ll see what happens.”

      In the same vein, I think Abad is really close to cresting Doolittle in the pecking order. Doolittle’s problem is that his slider is still “show me” only and his fastball has no tilt. He comes from 3/4 arm so the ball is on a very consistent vertical plane. There is horizontal movement, but the flatness of it makes it easy to track. When he locates on the corners or up down in the strike zone he’s still tough to hit because he does hide the ball and is throwing 95. But when he misses over the plate there’s a high percentage of damage done. They just signed him to a long term deal so he’ll have some leash but his two year trend is not towards elite level reliever.

      • Dr. Sauce says:
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        @OaktownSteve:
        I appreciate your detailed analysis. I learn something each time I read your posts. Keep up the excellent work!

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Dr. Sauce:

          My pleasure. I’ll talk A’s all day.

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @OaktownSteve: Hey, man! Also appreciate your posts! Would I be crazy to start sonny gray for his two road starts next week. One start options include: Cole (vs. Morrow), Lester (vs. Milone), Salazar (TBA), ASanchez (Shields). Thanks, man!

  13. Shane says:
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    I was offered a trade let me know what you guys think please.
    Clayton Kershaw Brandon Belt
    shelby Miller FOR Alex Gordon
    Angel Pagan Matt Kemp
    Casey Jannsen
    IT would wipe my pitching as i would be left with the likes of salazar, kazmir,latos-who knows- and streaming ive been riding harang and vargas..?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Shane: You’d be getting 3 OF’s? Do you currently have zero OF’s?

      • Shane says:
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        @Cram It: No read the folloing commennt it was supposed to read belt, gorodon, jansenn, kemp FOR kershaw miller and pagan

        • Cram It says:
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          @Shane: I wouldn’t do it, you’re decimating your pitching.without getting a plus player in return.

  14. Shane says:
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    that was supposed to post as Clayton kershaw, Shelby miller, angel pagan FOR Brandon belt, alexgordon, matt kemp, and casey jannsen sorry guys.

  15. Brooke says:
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    OMG Grey, I think I just made a critical mistake. My pitching sucks so bad that I just accepted a trade offer in which I gave away my 3B, who is really good, for Zack Greinke. I’m embarrassed to mention his name. My hitters are all awesome and my pitchers are miserable so I did it but now I’m getting agita everytime I think about it. Please tell me that you feel better about Zack Greinke now, than you did in pre season….

    • Ryan says:
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      @Brooke: You blew it.

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Brooke: Well aside from the fact that we are talking about a done deal with no chance to change the realities; how can someone evaluate your point when you dont even tell him the name of that 3B player you just gave away?! Whatever Grey tell you now, it doesnt change anything about the facts and facts are that you now own Greinke. You gotta make the best out of your current situation.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Moscowitz: Has to be Wright or Longo

        • Moscowitz says:
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          @Fungazi: ..and he/she still has to deal with the facts. in fact, who he/she gave up for Greinke doesnt matter anymore.

      • Brooke says:
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        Hello Mr. Moscowitz. Like most men you don’t pay attention to detail. I never asked Grey to evaluate my trade, I asked him if his pre season opinion on Greinke has changed since he’s looked pretty good so far. But you guys start with your immature comments and I can’t even get responded to, so thanks for that.

        If you must know, and since you want to evaluate the trade I already know that I blew, here you go. I refuse to say his name anymore so I just refer to him as………

        RABI TEADENLR

        • Smalls Killer says:
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          @Brooke: I feel your pain. I feel depressed for making a deal to send away Rios for Cole. Wasn’t a homerun but no means but it’s not exactly a total strikeout. .. More like a long fly caught at the warning track

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @Brooke: Is Brooke one of the four girls here?

        • Principal Blackman says:
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          @Wake Up: Who isn’t?

        • Brooke says:
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          Yes I am, and Mr. Wakeup is one of our 2,000…. Bald, Overweight, Single, Dbag men here.

          • Principal Blackman says:
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            @Brooke: Give that woman a Kewpie doll! You’ve just described 99.9% of the swinging dicks on the internet… like shooting dongs in a barrel.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Principal Blackman: always love/hate the brooke comments section. could’ve been beltre she’s talking about.

              • Principal Blackman says:
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                @goodfold2: Beltre was my guess as well.

          • BluePulaski says:
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            @Brooke: LMAO

  16. Bertchr22 says:
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    Great as always. Deep 15 tm 5×5 with OBP instead of AVG. I need OF badly. I have original Cargo and Hamilton on DL. How would you rank these players. Some I have and a few are FA.
    Thanks!

    Bradley Jr – own
    Duda – own
    Maybin – own
    Fowler – own
    Corey Dickerson – own
    A.Almonte – FA
    Shuck – FA
    Parra – FA

    Would you keep who I have or swap 1 or 2 for the available Parra and/or Almonte.
    Also, Bonifacio was surprisingly released, which would you drop for him? I’m leaning towards Lake.

    Thank you!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bertchr22: Almonte over Maybin, Bonifacio over Duda if you need speed

  17. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    11 team NL only, am i better off with Petit or Maholm, thinking it’s not too long till Petit takes Vogel’s job. and Maholm doesn’t get K’s (but does get walks, oh yes)

  18. tony says:
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    tony cigriani was dropped on my league

    i have plenty of OF

    Kemp
    Crawford
    Puig
    Norichika
    springer
    Leonys martín

    and my starters are these

    Anibal
    Eovaldi
    Wacha
    Danny salazar
    Minor

    would you recommend to drop anyone of those OF’s/SP’s for Cigriani… Whom?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @tony: i would think you’d need more than 5 SP (esp with one of those being hurt, Minor). it is nice to have all of puig/kemp/crawford (i have 2 of those in NL only) as you have yr own ass covered when one of them has an off day (which for at least one of them is everyday)

    • Fish says:
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      @tony:

      Drop Crawford. Unless your Magic Johnson with $18 billion you can’t have the entire Dodgers OF.

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @tony: Definitely ditch Crawford…. Why would somebody drop Cingrani?

      • ANTONIO says:
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        @Principal Blackman: they also (the guys in my league) dropped latos, R. zimmerman, colby rasmus, brett lawrie, clay bucholz, hosmer…

        a lot of good players dropped just in the last week, the guy who dropped latos, had room for him on DL spot, and the zimmerman former owner dropped him for solarte. WTF

        i picked up Minor from waivers a couple of days ago was dropped.

  19. C.O.C says:
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    I have the chance to get Cobb, Werth, and either Martin Perez or Ventura for Justin Upton. 1. Would you do it, and 2. Would you go for Perez or Ventura?

    • Fish says:
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      @C.O.C:

      Yes. Please. And Thank You.

      Take Yordano.

  20. Quintero says:
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    12Team- H2H-R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, TB, AVG, OPS, XBH

    Chris Carter, Dayan Viciedo, Grady Sizemore, Corey Hart. Please rank them.

    Usually I follow the great rankings, but my lineup is terribly cold and I’m panic now. Thanks in advance!

    • Quintero says:
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      @Quintero: EDIT: please add Ike Davis to the ranking list

  21. Bas says:
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    Trade question. 5×5 12 team keeper. Can make 2 different trades. (need power haven 5 closers)

    Give Boneface+Soria or Frieri for Alvarez
    Give Soria or Frieri for Montero or Mesoraco (in my 2 catcher league I have the A’ tandem and Santana)
    Would u make any of these trades?
    Alvarez will be my corner guy. Right now have Smoak/Headley rotating.

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bas: Boneface and Frieri for Alvarez

  22. Bostondirtdogs says:
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    With 2 guys (middlebrooks/fister) already on the dl… Is Feldman worth holding onto or is he a drop at this point?

    • Fish says:
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      @Bostondirtdogs:

      No. He can be returned to the thrift store.

  23. goodfold2 says:
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    16 team espn H2H OPS/total bases (so double counting bases) league where i punted C. now stuck with Pierzyn and his terrible homers/OPS/avg/total bases and counting stats. any of these better? grandal (good ratios, but really bad runs/rbi’s and playing time)/castillo/navarro (best counting stats, due to best offense)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: navarro not listed in catcher rankings, might be due to him not having that job preseason.

      • Birdmann says:
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        @goodfold2: Mike Z for Seattle gone?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Birdmann: yep, if he was there i wouldn’t even have asked.

          • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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            Grey some mope just grabbed mesoraco, i’m stuck with sal perez

            1. would you grab j castro or just keep taking the pain?

            2. you mentioned you liked alcides better than Espinosa but what if you had sal and AG would you still grab alcides?

  24. Rico says:
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    Alcides, Cozart, Espinosa, or hold onto Brad Miller?

    • @Rico: I just faced a similar set of options, but with Owings available as well and I went with Alcides.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rico: Alcides

      • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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        @Grey: you like alcides more than espinoza for MI?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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            @Grey: trade agon for will myers? or hold?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes, trade

            • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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              @Tony Cingrani’s Ego: posey at C or abreu at ci who holds more value?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Abreu

  25. Miles says:
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    Wow I hate closers. Who decided that Saves needed to be a real stat and then a category for fantasy? Constant irritation.

  26. Russell James says:
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    I see that Machado has started rehab games, what do you expect from him ROS ?

  27. Wilson says:
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    5×5 with OBP league, Abreu or Hosmer? Thoughts appreciated.

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, Hosmer seems struggle and no HR so far. Two simple questions,

        1. Any worry about Homser this year?
        2. If let you rank Hosmer and Rizzo for this year again, still Hosmer over Rizzo?

        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, yes

          • Wilson says:
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            @Grey: Thanks. Luckily I got Hosmer from waiver.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  28. Will says:
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    Chisenhall, morneau, Ike Davis ROS

    • Birdmann says:
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      @Will: Justin, Ike, Chis in that order due to playing time and home parks.

  29. The Thumb says:
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    Chris Sale, Alex Cobb, and Salazar??? Is this God’s punishment for all the “sinning” i did during my teenage angst?

    • Fish says:
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      @Enrique: @The Thumb:

      Sounds like a good time to return to that “sinning” for a well needed distraction.

      … We’re talking about porn, right???

      • Birdmann says:
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        @Fish: In what world is porn a sin?

        • Lville Jim says:
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          @Birdmann: The world where your wife catches you with your shorts around the ankles sitting in front of the computer at 3am.

          • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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            @Lville Jim: in what world do “sins” exist at all?

            • Fish says:
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              @Crapshoot Kershaw:

              Razzball: Where readers come for the fantasy, but stay for the existentialism.

  30. Steve says:
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    Broxton or gregorson ROS??
    Need saves
    Thanks!

      • Shash says:
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        @Grey: Gregerson’s basically the girl you thought was cute at the bar… then you swear off tequila after seeing her the next morning…

        and then the next night you’re right back at the bar with Jose and Senor Sauza like it never happened.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  31. Hewhohesitates...is LOST. says:
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    I one of the impatient owners of Miggy. 16 team keeper league. I have Cabrera in the 1st of a 3 year contract.

    5 X 4 League: Usual categories, no WHIP so pitching is devalued. Weekly lineup.

    Am I being impatient? My team is slumping right now……

    Here is the offer:
    I send M. Cabrera DET, Belt SF (walk year) & Salazar CLE (own for 2 years cheap) plus a scrub

    I get McCutchen PIT (final year w/ matching rights), Headley SD(cheap, last year), Latos SD(final year), & Abreu CHW (own for 2 years cheap)

    Here is my line up ( I am deep because I had my full salary available & a ton of early picks due to trades last season):

    C: Gomes CLE
    1B: Belt SF
    2B: Utley PHI
    SS: H. Ramirez LAD
    3B: M. Cabrera Det
    UTL: Donaldson Oak
    OF (3): Choo Tex, Bruce Cin, & Marte Pit
    Bench: Simmons SS, Arcia CHW, Calhoun LAA, Hart Sea, Kenderick LAA, Baez CHC

    SPers (start 4): Bumgarner SF, Gray Oak, Fister Was, Minor ATL, Masterson CLE, Kluber CLE, Estrada Mil, Porcello Det, Walker Sea

    RPers (start 2): Romo SF & Reed Ari, Storen Was

    Again, does this trade make sense for my team? Cabrera loses a little value next year not playing 3rd.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Hewhohesitates…is LOST.: I would bet Mig keeps 3B next year due to interleague. He already has 4 games & 2 GS at 3B and not even done April.

    • seph meier says:
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      @Hewhohesitates…is LOST.:

      Hard to quit swiggy.

      I do like the flexibility it gives you to use mccutch at utility, Donaldson 3b, abreu at first. Can you combine headley and Latos into something slightly stronger?

      • Hewhohesitates...is LOST. says:
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        @seph meier:

        Fungazi: Good point about his potential to nab 3B for next year.

        seph meier: Latos & Headely need to be a part of the trade to make the $$$ work (we have a weird formula).

        I am back & forth on whether this trade is really going to help me. I like have Abreu next year, but might miss Salazar & Walker on the cheap.

        Thanks to both of you.

  32. Slim

    Slim says:
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    Nick the Podcast Host tweeking his nipples is going to be a classic. Maybe that should be the gif for each shirt in the razzball store. Good thing you don’t sell shorts!

    • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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      @Slim: Razzball shorts!

      • Birdmann says:
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        @Ra’zball Al Ghul: only is Stubbies still makes shorts. Only brand of shorts I rocked when I was a kid.

  33. Nightpandas says:
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    20 moves left….grab Brantley or Ike for my util spot over Smoak? (Ops, Slg)

  34. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Mesoraco is one creepy looking dude. He looks like Kane from the WWE

  35. Benjy says:
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    Drop Granderson for Brantley?

    • Harris says:
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      @Benjy: I know you aren’t asking me, but I watch every Mets game. Grandy has hit three balls to right that would all have been out in the Bronx. All barely reached the track. He can’t hit lefty’s at all, and the fans are booing him as he walks to the plate. He really could be in for a horrific season.

    • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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      @Benjy: yup

  36. KCC26 says:
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    Hey!

    12 team mixed league, current staff:

    Wainwright, Alex wood, Salazar, liriano, kluber, Estrada, mejia, Chavez, Beckett
    Rp: uehara, josh johnson (vomit)

    Was offered farnsworth for kluber. Worth it?

    Thanks!

    • Fish says:
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      @KCC26:

      Sounds like you could use the Saves.

      SAGNOF! (Except when it’s a goggled-wonder (Gregg, Farnsworth). Then it has a face. And it’s hilarious.)

      • KCC26 says:
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        @Grey: haha, thanks…i think the idea of owning farnsworth would carry more appeal if I weren’t a Mets fan.

  37. phil says:
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    Hilarious! Best ever!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @phil: Thanks!

  38. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Are you holding Sal Perez in an OBP league while Mesoroco and Gattis are on waivers?

  39. Smitty says:
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    Would ya’ll trade kershaw, Shalby Miller and Angel Pagan FOR Matt Kemp, Brandon Belt, Alex Gordon and Casey Janssen? Its a 12 team Yahoo league 6×6 w/ OPS My offense is weak and my pitching staff was my strength. I started the season with

    Clayton kershaw
    Gerrit Cole
    Shelby Miller
    Mat Latos
    Danny Salazar
    Scott Kazmir
    Relief
    Huston Street and Sergio Santos

    Our stats are R, Hr, RBI,SB,AVG,OPS and W,S,QS,ERA,k/9 and WHIP

    I just traded away Gerrit Cole for offense(Cole and V-mart for billy butler and josh donadlson) and with Latos and Kershaw on my bench ive been streaming pitching (ive used Vargas and Harang) for the past two weeks coupled with Salazar and Kazmir and it hasnt worked out too bad, I know streaming will have mixed results I just really feel like offense is hard to come, especially in a keeper league.

  40. Wboggs says:
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    Add Brantley or aoki? Think its safe to drop Paxton in my non keeper and hold him in keeper? Thanks in advance.

    • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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      @Wboggs: Cliff Brant Lee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wboggs: Lose Paxton, Brantley, depends on needs

  41. papasmurf says:
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    That Liriano game pissed me off. Yeah so the bullpen was taxed due to the extra inning game before, but with two guys who Liriano couldn’t get out during the game leading off, you’d figure they could do better than run him back out there. Then he gets yanked when a lefty comes up.

    So instead of letting the lousy relievers start with a clean inning at least, they bring in the lousy reliever with 2nd and 3rd and no outs.

    Then I decided to start Morse @ Coors vs. a lefty instead of Moss vs. Yu. I knew Moss had very good career numbers against Yu but I was like, well, it is effing Coors boss…

    Well Morse goes 0 for 4 and Moss hits a batting practice first pitch FB out.

    Last 2 times on bench, homers. When in lineup, almost nothing.

    One of those days…

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @papasmurf: I feel your pain…sounds like my luck with Will freaging Myers this year, I bench him once out of 3 weeks, and he goes off,,,,pffff f him!

  42. Joesh says:
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    Asdrubal Cabrera hit the WW in my league, do I drop Gyorko for him? Here’s my middle infield and relevant categories in the 20 category (10 hitting 10 pitching) league

    categories are: H, R, RBI, HR, TB, SB, AVG, OBP, SLG, K

    http://puu.sh/8iONv/78e2775a33.png

  43. Mr. Gattis says:
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    MR GATTIS hittin dong after dong

  44. Yescheese says:
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    That third hand does seem helpful

  45. nyydj2 says:
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    I think that was Dan Pants playing the part pf Pinocchio in that AFLAC commercial and Ike Davis sitting in the audience.

  46. Ray says:
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    Beltran and Adrian Gonzalez for Prince? Who comes out better?

    • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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      @Ray: Hey yo Adrian will have the best season methinks

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Ray: I’d want Prince

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ray: Prince, but it’s fair

  47. Harris says:
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    As soon as I saw Liriano come out for the 8th, I knew my nice tidy QS with a possible W was gone. At least it didn’t turn into an L. As for Ike, he broke his bat on that homerun. At Citi Field its a flyout to right field. Maybe in that ballpark without the unbearably negative Mets fan base on this guy constantly, he has a good year. He still has that ugly hitch though. That’s stadium proof.

  48. Kyle says:
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    Worth dropping Asche for Ike? Love Asche, but my MI in a deep league needs some help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kyle: Go for it

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Kyle:

      not feeling the love for asche .
      seems over-matched by big-league pitching .

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @costaricanchata: wasn’t terrible last year

  49. Nico says:
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    Hey Grey! I know that you physically watch these players more than I do, so stats aside, who do you start this week out of Arenado, Dee, and Gyorko? Arenado and Gordon are playing a little over their heads right now, but they’re producing. Gyorko has a .205 BABIP, but does he look like he’s going to normalize soon, or is he worth benching until he figures it out? Thanks in advance!

    • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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      @Nico: Grey physically watches you too, Nico

      • Nico says:
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        @Ra’zball Al Ghul: I’m taping over the web cam on my laptop!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: Arenado

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  50. Jamiehov says:
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    Up 4-3 going into the 8th, I was really hoping Liriano wouldn’t come back out.

    I really enjoyed the Road Rules reference though I havnt watched in a few years. I still laugh when I think about Mark and Eric retiring to host one season. I still think about those two every time I see a Scion on the road. My guess is they each have three to four. That being said, TJ was the best host. I’ve transitioned from MTV reality to Bravo. If you havnt watched Southern Charm you should give it a shot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jamiehov: Ha, I haven’t seen it, but will look for it…

  51. BringDaRuckus says:
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    I need to choose an infielder to replace Brad Miller. My choices are Mini-Donkey, Colabello, Callaspo, Ike Davis, or A. Escobar?

    You guys kick @ss Grey!

    Thanks,

  52. Grant says:
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    Thank you stream-o-nator for giving me the Wood, Richards combo last night, I really hope their second starts are just as good.

    I have Brad MIller, and he is making me angry, such a good first week, and now nothing, you said he is dropable in most mixed leagues. We have a 14 team league, with no MI, just SS and 2B. What would be your best option for a filler 2B, here are some of the top available.
    Ackley
    Semien
    LeMahieu
    Infante
    So now you can see about who would be available.

    • @Grant: Wow, those are some weak alternatives. I’d go with Ackley, followed by Infante. But in a league where those are the best options it might also be good to try to stash Miller for when (or in case) he turns things around. His ceiling is much higher than whoever you’d pick up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grant: They are weak, I’d hold for now

  53. los locos says:
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    I have kinsler, so can aaron hill be dropped?

  54. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Axford or Frieri ROS? Axford doesnt seem to be all that terrible. He however gets the job done and looks better than Frieri. I own Frieri but the Indians seem to give Axford more save opportunities. He already has 6 saves and in my 10 teams league he is on waivers right now.

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Moscowitz: Schmotato/Schmotahtoh. I like Frieri better for his Ks, but they will both WHIP you into submission.

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Principal Blackman: So it comes down to who gets more save opportunities over the whole season.

        • Principal Blackman says:
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          @Moscowitz: Hard to say… There may be a large disparity now (CLE’s 10 SVOs to LAA’s 5), but last year they had virtually the same number of SVOs over the course of the full season. Over the last 3 seasons Cleveland has 12 less SVOs, not that those numbers are indicative of anything.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Principal Blackman: frieri’s era will likely be worse (more K’s though), with all those homers. i have both of those in 10 team with deep benches. somebody dropped axford in that league 2 weeks ago. i had nate jones at the time. it felt better.

  55. joe says:
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    Hayward and J Upton too much for Harper in a keeper league?

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @joe: I wonder what Matt Williams thinks of this deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Bit much, not bad

      • joe says:
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        @Grey: h2h league, wins count big…ask for ishakawa, j. Paxton, Salazar or bigger like pence?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pence

  56. Hans says:
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    Grey
    I thought I recall reading in a comment that you weren’t a fan of quality starts. What’s the reasoning? Do you still like QS over wins? Just curious because it was discussed in our league.

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Hans: I have no idea what Grey’s stance on QSs is, but I like them over Ws for two reasons, (1) your pitcher’s offense has no bearing on the stat and (2) relievers cannot vulture a QS.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Hans:

      quality starts … 4.50 e.r.a

      maybe it they changed the qualification
      to 3 runs or less in 7 innings , it would become
      a useful measure of effective performance .

      • Principal Blackman says:
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        @costaricanchata: This is valid, but that said, the W (5ips and less runs allowed than the other team) is not “a useful measure of effective performance” either.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Principal Blackman: Wins less useful for sure.

  57. Jack says:
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    I’d like to drop Miller…but for who? In a league that uses OBP and Errors + 4 normal ones, let’s say all of the following are in MLB. Rank them with Miller – Escobar, Crawford, Baez, Drew

    • Jack says:
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      @Jack: Throw Jeter in there too.

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Jack: In a 10 teamer i dropped him for Neil Walker for MI. In your case though i would try to stash him for a couple of weeks to see if he can turn things around. Your alternatives are…well..no real alternatives :)

      • Wonder Boy says:
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        @Jack: Alcides Escobar. Miller sucks. And if he picks it back up, he’ll still be sitting there for your to pick back up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Alcides

  58. Grey — Just curious: how many different leagues are you personally in?

    My question: Noting Eovaldi’s potential but based on what we’ve seen so far, if tomorrow’s start @ATL doesn’t show much would consider dropping him for Skaggs, Roark, Hector Santiago, Mike Leake, Vargas, McAlistair, Quintana, Vargas, or Koehler? Or is it best to give him a couple of starts to get on track?

    And a couple of quickies:

    You’re sitting Salazar tonight vs. KC, right?

    And among Melky, Leonys, or Aoki who’d be a good buy low offer if I want to get Wil Myers? Any of those guys you wouldn’t trade away?

    Thanks!

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Enrique: I would not drop Eovaldi for any of those guys you mentioned above. what track do you expect him to get on btw?! He has been on the right track from day one. Just keep him, he is pitching constantly well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Those are all streamers…Sitting Salazar, yes… Those guys aren’t getting Wil Myers

  59. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Brad Milla, just like Josh Rutledge. You can’t win em all Grey, even god-like bushy mustaches such as yourself can’t hit 1.000

    • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: Miller is way better than Rutty though, the Mariners are just ice cold right now

  60. P-bird says:
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    In a keeper I take Cargo, Justin Upton, and Matt Carpenter for Ryan Braun, Jose Abreu, Dee Gordon, and Marvel Ozuna and run with it, don’t I?

    • P-bird says:
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      @P-bird: the rest of my team for reference: C Castro 1B Freeman 2B Gyorko 3B Encarnacion SS Segura IF Abreu OF Braun OF Marte OF Alex Gordon OF Ozuna Util Adams Util Dee Gordon BN Brad Miller BN A Hill

    • P-bird says:
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      @P-bird: also keep top 4 guys so likely I’d be keeping cargo only, maybe Upton

    • P-bird says:
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      @P-bird: but… Braun’s been mashing while Cargo’s knee thing worries me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @P-bird: It’s fair, doesn’t seem like a slam dunk…

  61. The Big Stank says:
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    Is Oscar Tarvares getting the call in a week or two? Worth stashing right now?

    Already stashing Polanco, but if I nab Oscar that could give me an outfield of Choo, Hamilton, Marte, Polanco, Tavares, Ozuna, Brantley once June rolls around here.

    Insanely lucky pitching other than Tanaka and Felix has me in 3rd place of a 12 team mixed roto. Give it a shot?

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: “lucky” pitching huh, i’m guessing you’ve streamed then kept kelly/mcallister/harang/simon/thornberg/vargas/t.wood, or at least 2-3 or those guys.

  62. Ian says:
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    Which pitcher would you drop first, Bucholz or Kluber? And is Kolten Wong worth holding onto at middle infield? he’s starting to split time and it’s hard to say it but alcides escobar and espinosa are looking better

    • danny almonte says:
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      @Ian:
      what SP are available instead of Buchholz/Kluber?

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @danny almonte: escobar

  63. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, I have Ortiz for only one UTIL spot (no DH), so I can’t put other players here.
    Other options are Carlos Beltran or Jose Abreu.

    You think who the best choice is to put in UTIL? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Trade them for parts needed…. Abreu

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Will try to trade them. Thanks.

        Double confirm, Abreu is the best choice at UTIL over Ortiz & Beltran from your advice, right ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • Wilson says:
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            @Grey: Is it because Abreu younger and upside possibility? Thanks.

            (Otherwise Ortiz & Beltran seems with better AVG and similar power.)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  64. T-Bone says:
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    I like how you hid the Miller blurb at the bottom. Damn you Grey, DAMN YOU!!!

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @T-Bone: I will mention Jean Segura too…not going well for. Greys reccomendations so far!

  65. KarlJ says:
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    Brantley or Ozuna for the rest of the season?

    • seph meier says:
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      @KarlJ:

      Good question! Hopefully both! They could potentially both be strong #3 of’s

  66. Yardwork says:
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    Who would you drop C.Buchholz or T.Wood? The pitching categories in my league are: QS, K, BAA, ERA, WHIP, K/BB. Thanks! And as always, great write ups.

    • Wonder Boy says:
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      @Yardwork: own Travis Wood and don’t be afraid of matchups. the dude just knows how to pitch. he’s a cheaper version of Mike Minor or a Cliff Lee Lite

  67. stonepie says:
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    dallas keuchel and his 2.86 xfip need a post! dare i pick up an astros starter?

  68. John says:
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    2B Dozier or Bonifacio…EB average and SB fit my all power team better but…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Bonifacio

  69. L-Boogie says:
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    Get ready for a big week from Lindstrom (a.k.a. I benched Lindstrom this week).

  70. malamoney says:
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    Would you trade Salazar and Springer for Cain in a H2H points league.

    Here’s my staff (we start 4): Felix, Greinke, Anibal, Gray, Shelby Miller, Gerrit Cole, Salazar, Bauer, Carlos Martinez and Bundy.

    My outfield is (we start 4): Braun, Jones, Gordon, Cespedes, Springer, Calhoun, Moss, Prado and Khris Davis

  71. Sniff Test says:
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    Should I own Dickerson or Wong instead of Owings for bench depth?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Sniff Test:

      not wong .
      especially with your commenter name .

  72. Wake Up says:
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    Hunter = 5
    The Field = 1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Here comes the field!

  73. Lville Jim says:
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    Hoping the Braves are going to roll with Walden if and when Kimbrel lands on the dl with lingering shoulder stiffness. Did the pre-emptive pick up in a couple leagues three days ago.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Lville Jim: One things for sure, they shouldnt go to Carpenter. Holding Walden and hoping Kimbrel is hurt, if he is Waldens gotta be el hombre.

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Lville Jim: I picked up Walden in all four of my leagues where he was available. They had better not go with Carpenter because I don’t want to put any of my eggs into that basket.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Principal Blackman: a lot of managers shy away from using all the time lefties.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Principal Blackman: yr right, for some reason i thought walden was lefty. opps.

  74. Hawk says:
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    Scott Feldman – To the DL with biceps tendinitis. Feldman’s bubbie asked him, “Why aren’t you more like that nice Jewish boy with the sore thumb?”

    If you lean in and listen reaaaallly closely you can probably hear Feldman’s bubble bursting. :: pop::

    There it goes.

  75. Swfcdan says:
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    Where are you on M Perez, is he a start each time out grad in a 10 teamer yet? Or if still a streamer, would you pitch him tommorow vs Oaktown.

      • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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        @Grey: out of perez, vargas, d haren, a simon who do you like best?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Perez

  76. Ron says:
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    BRAD “&*$?!/*&#$_)()_&*(?!6?!*&%$!” MILLER!!!

  77. tagman says:
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    Who are you higher on in H2H Dynasty format?

    Profar or Baez
    Altuve or Rendon

  78. Janssen with the Stars says:
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    Lost Sale to the DL. Which of these options you like the best to fill in:

    Travis Wood, Tyler Skaags, Garrett Richards, Dillon Gee, AJ Burnett, Tom Koehler, Kyle Lohse

    Or would you just look to stream?

    • Janssen with the Stars says:
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      Mejia also available

    • Militant Vegans says:
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      @Janssen with the Stars: (1) stream WW based on matchups; (2) stream with those pitchers based on matchups; (3) use SON.

  79. b-dubya says:
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    drop venable to pick up dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @b-dubya: Sure, in a shallow league

  80. Wake Up says:
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    This reminds me…If Nick could possibly spare some of his Giant’s Milk…please feed a shot or two of it to Bwad Milla…

  81. Fish says:
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    “Remember that game where Brad Miller hit 2 HR’s! It was almost as memorable as that game I walked 3 times!!!” That’s Jackie Bradley Jr. talking to no one.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: brad miller has now had 3 different 2 homer games.

        • Fish says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow:

          Now you made Jackie Bradley Jr. sad. He only has 2 games with 3 walks.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Fish: what’ll make him sadder is when he looks back at his career and notices he never had a 2 homer game.

  82. Cole says:
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    Well since Sale and Latos are my 1 and 2 in the nfbc, looks like my season is done. Have fun y’all, see ya next year!

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Cole: Dont jump off a cliff!

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Cole: Football season come early for ya this year?

      • Cole says:
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        @Principal Blackman: ha yeah. In my mind I’m already drafting spiller and burying my head in my hands as Fred Jackson gets the goal line carries.

  83. Jay

    Jay says:
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    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Hahaha

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: this takes me back to my week of Simple Jack handle. Ah,, the good ol days

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: as a child I stuttered for a few years so it wasn’t a stretch and when I get angry I get retard strong so….I’m gonna stop now.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You could be the lead in adaption

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: speaking of movies, I’m trying to write a policy for a very low budget indy flick

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Set in Indianapolis or indie?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: indie flick

  84. Allen says:
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    Totally took Grey’s advice and picked up Dave Carpenter yesterday. As Kimbrel continues to struggle that is looking more and more like amazing forecasting.

    Grey skies ahead! Good looking out, kid.

  85. Wake Up says:
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    Just heard what was up Buchholz…he slept with John Lackey…at Fenway…the night before…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Hey, that’s not the Pesky Pole!

  86. Cheese says:
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    I was offered George Springer for my Yordano Ventura.

    My other starters are Sonny Gray, Justin Masterson, Francisco Liriano, Julio Teheran, and Alex Cobb.

    Thoughts?

  87. Stoopid says:
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    Who do you like better ROS in a standard Roto non keeper:

    Anibal or Teheran?

    Thanks.

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Stoopid: Teheran’s got them WMDs

  88. royce! says:
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    Morning! Re: my comment on the last thread- the bar survived a rough winter and seems to be thriving. The first night we were there they shot a music video in the parking lot that ended with a motorcycle on fire- rebel country!

    So I missed out on Ike (someone paid $10 for him). Duda or Fowler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: Haha… Duke boys show up? Fowler, but apples and oranges with Duda

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Haha, basically. Hard to tell the hipsters from the real thing, though.

        My friend there has a neighbor who actually goes by “Hillbilly,” and from what he’s told me, it’s not ironic.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA… I wonder if it’s Hillbilly Jim from 80s WWF… Then again he’s probably dead

  89. Beastman says:
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    Poor babyface Yelich!

    Pick a side, any side (standard RCL league):
    Fielder + Harper or Goldschmidt + Cespedes

    • Shake N Bacon says:
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      @Beastman: Oh that’s big time right there. Looks like our league.

      Hard to turn away Goldy, especially with Harper and Fielder slumping. Tough call. Since I’m in the league, I will abstain.

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Beastman: I love Goldy, but Fielder/Harper is maybe too good to pass up.

      • Beastman says:
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        @Grey: That’s my guy call too. Just wish my first 2 picks weren’t sinking my team so quickly.

  90. Wilsonian says:
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    Two questions:

    1) Pick up Lindstrom or Veras over Broxton or Jim Johnson?

    2) Play either Springer @ Erasmo or Pedro v. Cueto today?

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Lindstrom over Broxton…. Pedro

  91. Teddy Heater says:
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    So I got offered Machado, Dee Gordon & Abreu for Miggy (mind you the guy already has Trout) He said I thought you needed some speed, I rejected the trade with just one word “SAGNOF” he sent me a email and was like what the effin is “SAGNOF” ?!?

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Yahoo is blasting Teheran! I love it because now I can roster him on the 1 team I’m missing him on.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  92. Mike

    Mike says:
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    “They” all laughed when I picked Ike as my preseason sleeper.

    Guess who’s laughing now?

    (It’s still them. They won’t get off my patio.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Who are they? Do you need Nick to chase them away?

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        ha! yes! and bring Blake for the extra muscle

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Mike: @Grey: I’ll muscle punks for you Mike

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              Jack’s got my back…internet high five

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Mike: followed by a fist bump

  93. Ron says:
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    Need 2 backend starters for points league. Who are the top two from this bunch for ROS?

    Travis Wood, Koehler, Robbie Ross, Volquez, Kluber, Odorizzi

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Wood, Volquez, these are streamers

  94. Booty says:
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    Morneau or Howard

  95. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Speculative pickups, choose 2 of 3 that you’d want for saves this year.

    Daniel Webb
    Danny Farquhar
    Rex Brothers

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Grey: Gracias!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

  96. Kevin says:
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    I was offered Tulo for Sonny Gray & Sterling Castro in a 10 Team H2H with added OBP,SLG,

    Rest of Rotation is Fernadez, Sale, Teheran, Iwakuma, Cole, Cingrani, Pineda, Ventura & Chavez

    Should I take it?

  97. Brett says:
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    Gray,

    You starting Salazar tonight vs KC? No inning limit in my league

  98. Shitty Bill Butler says:
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    Is Brad Miller droppable in 10 team 5×5?

  99. Corey says:
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    Tied in Runs, RBIs, HRs, and SBs so far in my H2H league this week. Who should be the odd man out for my roster today: Matt Adams, Springer, Billy Hamilton, or Puig?

    Hitter-Tron is a little too close to call b/w Hamilton and Puig. I’m actually surprised Billy’s ranked so high.

    • Corey says:
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      @Corey: Sidebar: Do you put any stock in Yahoo’s matchup ratings? Tonight for Puig: “Slugging .546 in 119 ABs against other top-tier, right-handed pitchers since last season.”

      • ashtray says:
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        @Corey: @Kevin: Eh, those things are nice to have but I doubt the science behind it is as accurate as Hittertron or Streamonator.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Corey: Yahoo’s “star” rating, no. The cold, hard statistic, yes.

        • Corey says:
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          @Cram It: Such as the above with Puig vs RHP? I find those things so very vague… If it said, “Puig is slugging .546 in 12 ABs vs AJ Burnett” then that’s one thing. Do you count generalized statements such as “Pitcher X typically struggles against hitters like Hitter Y” to be cold and hard? I suspect not, but I’m also trying to talk myself into plugging Billy Ham into my lineup.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Corey: Ummm, yes that’s what I’m referring to, the statistic that says he’s awesome. I don’t sit Puig. I don’t know what the other matchups are but I’d start Puig over any of those guys, regardless what any machine says. It’s your team, start Hamilton.

            • Corey says:
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              @Cram It: Thanks. Stupid outfield logjam created when Springer got the call: Stanton, Puig, D Brown, Billy Hamilton, Springer. Sir Domonic is an easy bench most days, but that’s still 4 OFs for three spots plus Utility, but I often keep Matt Adams there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Corey: Springer…No credence to Yahoo matchups

      • Corey says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Your power commenting never ceases to amaze.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  100. jaw says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h. would you drop straily for any of drew hutchinson, brandon morrow, or robbie ross jr?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw: They’re streamers

  101. hankp says:
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    Khris Davis or Eovaldi. Which side wins in a 5×5? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hankp: Apples and oranges…Davis

  102. malamoney says:
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    Pick 2:

    Ryan Howard, Neil Walker, Aaron Hill, Everth Cabrera, Brad Miller and Khris Davis

    Pick 1:

    Jim Johnson, Broxton or Farnsworth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @malamoney: Hill, Everth…. Farnsworth

  103. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Grey, you forgot to mention the Monday Edwin Encarnacion had. E5 had one of his best games of the year so far last night!!

  104. Greg says:
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    Okay, Grey. I drafted Miller as my SS and it’s really hard not to take you up on that scorn-vitation you buried at the bottom of today’s column.

    Biting tongue, hurts, tasting blood.

    Okay, so any ideas on lightly owned SS with upside that I might want to plug in until I can find something in a trade? So far it has been a carousel of Villar, Avilles (yuck and yuck) and A. Escobar (who I am more optimistic on).

  105. Greyismyhero says:
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    Safe to drop Kelley now since Robertson was activated today? or hold to see how Rob does? Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @Greyismyhero: Always hold when a guy just gets off the DL.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Cram It: the most likely time to get injured is when you’re just “off” being injured.

  106. Commish Cauda says:
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    Deeeeep H2H-Points League. Need pitching help. Who are your top 2 from this yawnstipating list?

    W-Y Chen
    Miguel Gonzalez
    Tanner Roark
    Tom Koehler
    Tyler Lyons
    Taylor Jordan

  107. nucappy says:
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    Offered a trade in 10-team H2H ESPN league:

    My side – Sending Adrian Gonzales and Michael Cuddyer for Carlos Gonzales and Carl Crawford.

    I have Rizzo and Jose Abreu as backup 1B, along with Puig, Coco Crisp, Braun and Choo as other OF.

    Do I make the deal?

    • Cram It says:
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      @nucappy: Yes

  108. Scarecrow Greinke says:
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    Was offered Justin Upton for My Teheran. I’ve got Trout, Puig, Cespedes in the OF with Ortiz and Moss in UT.

    My rotation is Greinke, Teheran, Liriano, Gray, Ventura, Martin Perez, Taijuan Walker (DL), Mat Latos (DL).

    Take Upton or will my pitching hurt? 12 Team H2H, K/9

  109. Big League Wood says:
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    Hey Grey – you still like Granderson over Rasmus ???

  110. Hans says:
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    Grey, I know you have wishful thinking that Kimbrel is going to the DL, but wouldn’t you think that the Braves wouldn’t have let him throw 30 pitches in the inning if he was that hurt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hans: Why did Sale throw 127 pitches and hurt himself?

    • Jason says:
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      @Hans: The Braves have been notorious for running their pitchers into the ground (look at Jonny Venters, Eric O’Flaherty, Kris Medlen, etc.).

  111. G-Money says:
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    Love ya. Which side:

    Pujols Nelson Cruz porcello vs. rios b.phillips cingrani masterson

    I’m leaning pujols side. You?

      • G-Money says:
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        @Grey: the idiot just cancelled saying it was too much. Now he’s proposing pujols prado porcello for rios Phillips cingrani and masterson.

        I want pujols but is this too much?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine

          • G-Money says:
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            @Grey: I countered 1 more time swapping pagan for prado. I think he will be better assuming he stays healthy. But thanks for the help. Pujols look like vintage pujols.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

              • G-Money says:
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                @Grey: pujols! Nothing better than trading for someone and he hits a jack his first at bat.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice

                  • G-Money says:
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                    @Grey: he just hit another! Gray you’re the man!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, yeah!

  112. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Just chiming in to say I’m STILL laughing at “Heartspark Stealsign.”

    Ike Davis: Are we believing? He hit over 30 HRs once. Then again he’s in a platoon. Then again he may soon be hitting cleanup on a good team. Then again he’s Ike Davis, given up on by the METS. Then again, he was given up on by the METS, and there’s nothing more METS than giving up on a guy who becomes a star elsewhere.

    I dropped Jim Henderson to pick him up is what I’m saying.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins: Ha… I think he’s in the platoon is what really sticks out for me… Maybe if he can hit both sides by the ASB there might be something there for all leagues…Worth a flyer though to see…

      • Baron Von Vulturewins

        Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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        @Grey: Wait was that “ha” for your own EverCab joke? Not even a “ha!” ?

        Tough room.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It was for mine… Ha…HA!

  113. Brendan says:
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    Drop Clay Buchholz? I could use the spot for streaming or pick up a saves speculative add like Kyle Farnsworth. I could also pick up a backup catcher like Mesoraco or Martin (currently have Rosario as my only Catcher).

    • Cram It says:
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      @Brendan: Farnsy’s not speculative, he’s closing

      • Brendan says:
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        @Cram It:
        Then should I drop Buchholz and pick up Farnsworth?

  114. Eddie says:
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    Hey @Grey, Do I start Danny Salazaar today against KC? I know he has great potential but he has been killing me… What do you think??

    • Bi-Felicia says:
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      @Eddie: No, bench him till he tosses a good game or 2

  115. Jay One says:
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    Trade Jay Bruce for Upton? Pick up Frazier or Middlebrooks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay One: Hold Bruce…. Frazier

  116. supra says:
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    I’m not even sure Dan Straily is MediOAKer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra: Ha, he’s not

  117. Bi-Felicia says:
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    Jofer & Howard for Mad Bum & Bruce. Who wins? Also Blackmon is #1 on the RCL player rater? WTF is up wit dat mayneeee!

  118. Will says:
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    Wong , walker or Ackley at 2B while Gyorko figures some things out

  119. skinny tires says:
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    Gattis or Weiters ROS?

  120. Austen Beamus says:
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    Seriously? Drop Miller? Would you drop him for Owings?

    • Austen Bemis says:
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      What about Schoop?

  121. Spring Blake says:
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    Great write up as always!

    With Sale going on the DL, would you rather lose Crain or Janssen to clear a DL spot for him?

  122. Ulysses says:
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    Dozier or bonifacio in a ten team mixed league. I picked up bonifacio dropped brad miller But someone just dropped dozier.

    Seager is also annoying right now too. So I can drop him for dozier and play both bonifacio at 3 and dozier at 2

      • Ulysses says:
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        @Grey: drop seager for dozier?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  123. wOBA the Hutt says:
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    Thoughts on Kolten Wong now that Ellis is back? Matheny has been playing Ellis over him a lot, even against right handed pitching. If it continues who do you like to replace him? Dietrich, Espinosa, Lemahieu?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @wOBA the Hutt:

      dietrich … as he could also see time at SS .

  124. Mike says:
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    Grey,

    Question about Brad Miller…

    1. He is my backup 2B/SS on a lot of teams. As a backup, do I wait him out? Or is Nick Franklin taking his job soon?

    2. The pickings are slim for a 2B replacement. Do any of this make sense as an actual upgrade/replacement?

    Dustin Ackley
    Kelly Johnson
    Kolten Wong
    Omar Infante

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: 1. You can wait out a backup 2. Nope

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        Mike.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  125. JK Smiles says:
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    I was offered Teheran for Bruce. My outfield is stacked (Braun, Giancarlo, JUpton, Myers, & Gordon) and our point system favors pitching. I’m also in dire need of starting arms. Take the deal?

    • Cram It says:
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      @JK Smiles: Let’s recap: Your OF is stacked, the points system favors pitching AND you’re in dire need of pitching. I think you answered your own question.

  126. splartch says:
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    Are we still waiting on Panda to turn it around at 3B or is it time to move to Frazier or Reynolds?

    Thanks!

  127. Oppo Taco says:
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    Trade rizzo and Ross for E5?
    C Molina
    1b goldy
    2b hill
    SS segura
    3b gyorko
    Of cutch Bautista jup
    Util heyward rizzo
    Sp – MadBum iwakuma cole Salazar Ross Chavez peralta

  128. Ryan says:
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    Would you trade kris bryant dom brown lee for mccutchen in a dynasty league? Is this too much to offer or is this a fair deal? Thanks!

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Just worries trading bryant might be something I will regret later down the road.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • Jason says:
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          @Ryan: Cutch will be something you won’t regret right now.

  129. Vottomatic says:
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    Start Salazar today? I wasn’t going to but then I saw he has KC

  130. OaktownSteve says:
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    Coco bruised his ribs last night diving for Martin’s bloop double. Guessing he gets the night off. Gentry is a decent steals stream so far this year and should get the start if Coco is in fact out…for all you steals streamers out there.

  131. McGaMe says:
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    dynasty H2H

    McCann, Gattis, Mesoraco

    Keep 2

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: really, even though he’s so much younger than mccann?

  132. Big W says:
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    Morning Grey… Nice work as always!

    Drop Asche for Schoop or Olt in a 20 Team 5×5 yahoo? have Middlebrooks on DL too…

  133. Amicrazy says:
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    Dynasty league question again.

    Am i crazy for wanting more then Jfer/Altuve/daniel webb for Goldy?

    Or am i passing up on the best young pitcher ever?

  134. ParrotheadFargo says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I love it when you can sneek a 80′s wraaaslin’ nod that brings a good laugh.

    Need some advice. 4×4 NL 8-team Keeper $260 ($3/yr extension cost)
    I won last year but lost CarGo/CLee/JUpton/MadBam/Gio Gonzales back to free agency. So I drafted a slew of MiLB pitchers to restock a very bare fridge and plan on having what my beloved MN Twins call a “Rebuilding” year….. decade……s**t man it been too long since 1991. AnytheWho!
    I knew I would drop someone(two) after the 1st month but I am not sure who is the best value/upside. Can you rant the following?
    Jon Gray $4
    Noah Syndergaard $8
    Lucas Gioloto $1
    Archie Bradly $8

    Thanks from Warm and Sunny Fargo
    -Parrot

  135. Def Clippard says:
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    Grey, I dropped Chris Carter for Ike Davis yesterday morning. Turned out to be a good move! You think Ike will breakout or just too small of a sample?

  136. OaktownSteve says:
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    Odd thing where April 19 was a key date for Jon Singleton in the Astros org. Having kept him in AAA past they delayed his free agency by a year to 2020. He’s got 7 homers, .349 avg and 1.500 OPS at AAA right now. Might be a good time for a speculative stash in deep leagues. Could see a call up within the week, possibly two.

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: Yeah – he just hit another HR a few minutes ago. :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  137. Humberto Sanchez says:
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    Wheeler and Masterson are my worst two starters and have been extremely meh for me…. Jesse Chavez and Alfredo Simon are still on waivers.

    IMPREGNATE MY BRAIN WITH YOUR KNOWLEDGE

  138. kidbr9 says:
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    Hey Grey, great stuff as usual.

    Need to pick someone up with Sale on the DL. Please rank:

    Robbie Ross
    Kyle Gibson
    Zach McAllister
    Wily Peralta
    Edinson Volquez

    Also, thinking of dropping Straily for one of the above. Would you do that and for whom?

    Thanks in advance.

  139. Steve d says:
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    Trade hunter pence for the adverb? I could use the starter. I know what Aaliyah said but I’m still a little worried?

  140. Willie Mays Hays says:
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    JJ Hardy was just dropped. Thoughts on Hardy? My shortstop is Alcides Escobar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s decent for power

  141. tg says:
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    need to drop 1

    Leonys Martin
    Yelich
    Victorino

    • tg says:
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      @tg: H2H Dynasty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Victorino

  142. OaktownSteve says:
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    Guy I’ll be looking at tonight is Edison Volquez. Pirates got some credit for rebuilding Liriano last year. Volquez has 2 or fewer earned in first four starts. The K/9 is way, way down. The BB/9 are way way down. Reds provide a good test tonight. Be interesting to see how he approaches them with their patience and if he continues a pitch to contact trend.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @OaktownSteve: yeah, I’m giving it tonight to see if the Pirates magic works on this guy. Hard to believe it’s been 6 years since his 207 K outburst. If he keeps his walks down and picks up a few more Ks, he could be a sneaky great grab in the shallowest of leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, glad I have him in two leagues this far but he’s not out of the woods yet

  143. John says:
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    Im rostering now and startng eovaldi and T ROss tomo but looking SON likes Smyly and odorizzi much better. Looking for one more start I was thinking Simon SON says NOOOO.

    Odorizzi
    Smyly
    Simon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly

  144. Wilsonian says:
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    April 22nd. Chris Davis has more steals than homeruns. That is all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  145. Q says:
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    Just wanted to give a shout out to Past/Future Grey who called the Kershaw and Sale injuries….last year. Temporal displacement for future Grey!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  146. Carl Weathers says:
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    Hey Grey! wicked post as per the yuge.

    Think I should stream Tommy Milone today? SON loves him ($17), two start post (Pete Nice) says stay-away. Its in OAK vs. TEX.

    And if you could – Miller out for Dozier or Dee Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start Milone in most leagues… Gordon

  147. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Drop Santos for Axford? ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  148. Mike says:
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    What are your thoughts on Andrew Heaney of Miami? He’s tearing it up in the minors right now. Any guesses on when he might get the call?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe June

  149. EuroKrytyk says:
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    I need you to reconfirm your love for Gyorko.

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @EuroKrytyk: To be honest i am starting to need it too…

  150. Phil says:
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    Drop Headley for Ike for CI depth?
    Small sample, but doesn’t it always seems like guys do their best to make the Mets look like idiots for trading them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

      • Phil says:
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        @Grey: Another option would be to drop McGahee for Ike. Might be grasping at straws, but trying to justify my drafting of Headley with hopes of the monster contract year that’s never gonna happen.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it

  151. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Plan on dropping erasmo but should I start him vs the stros first?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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        Koehler, Perez, Simon or peralta?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Perez

  152. gareth says:
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    I was going to say that gyorko may be greys “Rutledge” this year but him and Miller are still currently fighting over who takes that prize.

    I suggest a tag team cage match between amarista/gyorko and Miller/Franklin to decide the final outcome. The only rule – One team must dress like the legion of doom and the other like the Hart foundation.

  153. Shidesthelimit says:
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    Better SP stash – Andrew Heaney or Trevor Bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  154. Battle of the Sleepers says:
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    Great rundown!

    Some folks in my league drop folks quick–Cobb is on waivers, wanting to grab him to stash. Ventura or Tillman droppable for him? (I have Sale, Hamels, Price, Shields, Tanaka, Fister too so can afford to stash a starter a bit–figure he will be trade bait later).

    Secondly, Springer for real? Would you rather have him or Young, Ozuna, Yelich type? Or Allen Craig (just dropped)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! He’ll be your third DL’d SP? I’ve gone over Springer before…

      • Battle of the Sleepers says:
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        @Grey: yeah, I know–but with the rest healthy, Including Hamels, and our leagues tight inning cap–I’d think Price, Shields, Hamels, Tanaka, Ventura/Tillman are still a lethal rotation for a month?

        Yeah, I know everyone likes Springer, but as much as those others named? Namely Craig.. What about Hosmer for Craig (Abreu is my main 1b right now, craig atleast has OF eligiblity).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rotation sounds fine… Hosmer

          • Battle of the Sleepers says:
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            @Grey: so you’d pass on Cobb?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              For now

  155. agarthered says:
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    Going to drop Miller who would you grab?

    Kendrick or Walker

    ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  156. tom says:
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    im in a 12 team H2H league. Ive been offered a trade of McCutchen and Josh Donaldson for Matt Carpenter and Matt Holiday. I know these are the 3b for 3b and OF for OF but do you think I am getting the better side of the deal with andrew and Josh coming back to me. I have Frazier on the bench at 3b and Jed lowrie backing up altuve at 2b. This would give me a OF of Elbury,McCutchen and dom Brown. I guess mainly worried about donaldson holding his own against matt carpenter by the end of the year. If he will be close in #’s. Thanks for all your insite. Btw 1st time writing the site and I love your info.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d want McCutchen

  157. Will says:
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    Carpenter or Walden? I would need to drop Morneau, Ozuna, Jim Henderson, or Salazar

    Worth a gamble or just hold what I have?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walden…Lose henderson

  158. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Jon Singleton just hit his 8th HR for the Houston Astros AAA team. Something in my head said that he probably has more HRs than all of the Astros combined. Nope. The Astros as a team have already hit 22 HRs. That is tied for sixth in all of baseball. Surprising. But here’s something probably MORE surprising.

    The KC Royals, as a team, only have SIX.

    SIX freakin’ homeruns!! ALL YEAR!!

    I had no idea. Probably because I don’t own any Royals. But that is brutal! Suckass had almost that many during the Spring alone.

    Other teams with none-too-many bombs:

    Orioles with 10
    Cards, Pards, and Tards (Cardinals, Padres, Mets) with 12.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Royals don’t face Triple-A pitching…

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: True. But the Royals have faced White Sox*, Astros and Twins pitching in 12 of the 17 games they’ve played. The good news is they’re 7 and 5 in those games. Was just surprised in their lack of power. Every year coming out of spring they look great and then…nothing.

        *Chris Sale didn’t pitch in the series.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, agreed

  159. Dr. Sauce says:
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    Masterson just dropped in one of my leagues … who’s the drop; Wily Peralta, Martin Perez, Rick Porcello, Tijaun Walker? Or hold?? I

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  160. ashtray says:
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    Oscar Taveras’s ankle is acting the fool again. I’m officially done waiting for that kid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • slicke5 says:
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      Silver lining — left ankle issue. surgery was to right ankle last season.

    • Jason says:
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      @ashtray: Absolutely been one of the most frustrating prospects to own in dynasty leagues.

  161. ashtray says:
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    Who would you out of stash Polanco, Singleton or Peterson?

    • ashtray says:
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      @ashtray: er.. “who would you stash out of”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton

    • Jason says:
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      @ashtray: Surprised you mentioned Peterson given how he’s hitting right now. Solid prospect, but Polanco and Singleton are currently on a different level.

  162. JAL says:
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    I have Wil Myers, Rizzo and Matt Adams for three spots in a 12-team 5×5. I also have Brad Miller and Kyle Seager (sigh). Wire is bleak. I see you like Alcides but I am going to wait a little on that one. Any ideas for my shit storm? Thanks!

    • JAL says:
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      @JAL: for two spots***

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers, Rizzo

      • JAL says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the quick response and sorry for being vague. Any SS or 3B targets with using Adams as bait?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends who needs Adams… Maybe Andrus

          • JAL says:
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            @Grey: That is exactly who I am targeting. Thanks

  163. slicke5 says:
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    Thanks for the post Grey! If could pick your brain or mustache for a bit…

    16T H2H w/ 3 add per week max. Obviously making streaming a challenge.
    Pitching stats — K, QS, W, SV, HLD, ERA, WHIP, K/9, K/BB

    Reading the comments above on benching Salazar today, wondering if I can afford to do the same?
    Feel like I surrender (potentially) a few stats in hoping he doesn’t wreck my ERA & WHIP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… I’d bench him

  164. Baums says:
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    Have Sandoval, Dee Gordon, Castro, and Arenado. Would you drop any of them for:

    Yelich
    Dickerson
    Ike
    Frazier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro for Frazier

  165. Jon says:
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    Walden over Cody Allen, D. Webb or Broxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Webb

  166. The Great Knoche says:
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    Lost Sale and Feldman yesterday in 14 team mixed league. Thoughts on Kyle Gibson and Skaggs as potential replacements?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  167. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    For all you Farnswroth guys : Kyle Farnsworth was spotted hunched over in the tunnel to the clubhouse and shaking his forearm after converting a save Monday night against the Cardinals, but the Mets say that he is “fine.”
    Farnsworth acknowledged after the game that he was shaky his forearm, but he merely chalked it up to him being “old.” It doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it wouldn’t be surprising if he gets a night off Tuesday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Old, ha!

  168. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    In a limited moves (I’ve got a good amount left) 10 team H2H league with OBP and SLG instead of AVG, drop Brad Miller for Alcides, Solarte, Infante, Espinosa or Villar?

    Keeping in mind that I’m stashing Javier Baez.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  169. Jay One says:
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    Grey – what do you think of this trade. I just got offered.

    Carlos Santana, Aaron Hill, Prince Fielder for Jonathan Lucroy,Jason Kipnis, Jay Bruce

    Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder side, it’s fair

  170. EuroKrytyk says:
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    Grey,

    how many more weeks would you wait for Gyorko to start hitting??
    He has pretty cool last name, but I can be OK with more ordinary one like Walker or something.

      • EuroKrytyk says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks man. I missed this one. I am going to shut up now.
        Me and my son followed your advice, and after great draft we are both 3-0. My other son followed some guys on ESPN. He is 0-3. That’s all I have to say.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  171. Battle of the Sleepers says:
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    Which would you add in a holds league: Walden, Allen, Ottavino, Cecil, Thornburg?

    In a saves league, too early to drop Axford to gamble on Walden?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walden… Don’t drop Axford

      • Battle of the Sleepers says:
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        @Grey: verlander, Ryu, minor, archer, porcello, Pineda, Martin Perez…Reed, Perkins, Papelbon, Cishek… Perez the drop for a middle relief?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: wow, doesn’t Axford lead MLB in saves currently? i need to sell you guys some stocks for all that money you have in your hands.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who’s buying Axford?

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: battle of sleepers was asking about dropping him for a guy who might have a short term closing job.

  172. bossmanjunior says:
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    Hill v Hammell or Lowrie v Martinez?

    Hitter-tron has them ranked pretty similarly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  173. Wilsonian says:
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    Salazar and Dozier for Gyorko and a stream spot until I can take Minor off the DL?

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  174. Shitty Bill Butler says:
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    Are you worried about Chris Sale Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  175. henncoop says:
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    I’ve watched nearly every Brewer game this year & was @ the game last night & I can say that is the hardest I’ve seen Segura hit the ball all year. Outside of a base running error …again… he looked good. Also despite the report he is batting 7th, it was actually 6th as they made a late lineup change.
    Scooter is also hitting the ball hard & until Segura is clearly better, he may not see the 2 hole for a bit ….unless Segura leads off when Gomez gets suspended.
    Peralta also had more heat then Cashner by a bit (96-97mph vs 94-95), Cashner was really hit hard in the 3rd inning ….line drive after line drive. I would have to say I am pleased to have Peralta so far, I think he pitched better then his stat line for the game showed …although yes it was the Padres.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice breakdown

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: he’s pitched better than his stats and MUCH better than SON says so far. i’ve got him in at least 6 places now.

  176. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’m streaming Moustakas tonight. Mostly because I feel a Gallardo regression fest in the making. But I took a look at Moose’s peripherals. Some funky stuff going on.

    He’s got a 6% LD rate. Pretty putrid. Only AJ Pollock and Brett Lawrie are worse. His BB rate is up 3% from the last couple of years. His FB% is at 52% which can have positive effect on power numbers though it hasn’t translated yet. His BABIP is at .125 which must correct. The lowest season long BABIP among qualified players was .225. Unless he has historically bad luck he’s going to see an uptick here pretty soon I’d say at least in getting some balls to drop in.

    Part of his profile that has been no good has been his propensity to pop up. Most in the majors over the last two years (17.2% IFB). So far this year just 3.8% pop ups.

    I think a lot depends upon how hard the fly ball contact has been as far as projecting him. If he’s just taken those pop ups and moved them slightly from the infield to the outfield but both his spray chart and his batted ball distance say no. The distance is actually pretty interesting. Avg distance last year 270 feet, 231st among tracked players to 294 feet this year, 45th over all.

    So I’d say some reason for optimism. Usually the manager and the hitting coach know if a guy is hitting in bad luck and I’ve heard Yost in MLB radio say as much and say that he feels like it’s just a matter of time. Not saying there’s necessarily a huge break out waiting to happen, but I feel at least a warming trend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve locked him into my 3rd slot until Middlebrooks returns simply hoping he comes around…

      • Carnac says:
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        Ok, gotcha. Dump Moustakas and pick up Brad Miller. What pitchers are you starting/benching tonight and tomorrow?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hey c’mon!

          • Carnac says:
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            Ha, well… I’m giving Miller another game or 2. He’s not showing any signs, but at least he’s up against crap pitching the next couple games! If you can’t make it work against a Houston spot-starter and Cosart…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya…

  177. Andrew says:
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    Gibson has been lights out so far this year. Can you see him outpitching Price tonight or stay away?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  178. Andrew says:
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    Skaggs only a 5.8 on SON tonight at Washington. Rolling with him in 12 teamer or sitting him?

    Also, Gonzalez at Toronto or Martinez at Oakland worth a stream today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs worth the slot no idea what else you’re asking

      • Andrew says:
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        @Grey:

        Want 1 or 2 streamers tonight. Options are:

        Skaggs at Nationals
        M Gonzalez at Blue Jays
        Nick Martinez at Athletics

        Pick up 1 or 2 or none of them?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Skaggs

  179. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 5 x 5 weekly roto. drop any of peralta, eovaldi, kluber or chavez for porcello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  180. Mike says:
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    Bruce for jofer or Strasburg?

    My other of are: Bautista, Beltran aoki and Brantley

    H2h league

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce for Strasburg

  181. nycs10011 says:
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    ROTO OPS League. Lawrie or Fraizer?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  182. JAL says:
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    Sit Kennedy tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What does SON say?

  183. J-FOH says:
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    I didn’t draft Brantley but was able to waiver him in the champions league a week ago and he’s given me a line of 6/4/9/2. Way to go fellas, you’re making champions sound like sarcasm….that’s not sarcasm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snap!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: *takes shirt off slaps own chest*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why are you slapping your chest?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: like the Iron Shiek

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That should modify every sentence… Like a fortune cookie with ‘in bed’…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: duly noted

  184. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    I actually DID draft Brantley, dropped him before a game was even played so I could stash Baez, saw another guy in the league grab Brantley off waivers a couple days later and am looking up at his team while my offense is the worst in the league. Yeah – I suck at this sh*t! But hey, I later dropped Baez for Joaquin Benoit so it worked itself out…damn I really do suck at this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: I drafted him, dropped him after a slow start, picked him back up on a short day, dropped him again, and then no one paid attention to him and I picked him back up. I think I’ll quit pressing my luck and hang on to him for a little while.

  185. Schwab Stumped says:
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    Grey – thoughts on Alex Wood (ATL)? I really need some pitching help where my top starters are Alex Cobb (DL), Mike Minor (DL), Justin Masterson, and Homer Bailey. 12 tm 5×5.

    I can possibly trade Justin Morneau or Fatt Adams for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Morneau for him

      • Schwab Stumped says:
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        @Grey: Would you consider Fatt Adams for him if he won’t take Morneau? I have Goldy and Rizzo as 1b and 1b/3b.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • Schwab Stumped says:
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            @Grey: Thanks Grey! Just want to give a shout out to the Razzball Staff for all the great work. Ha, Razzball Staff…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, thanks

  186. Hondo says:
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    Have Phillips,Dozier,Elvis,Segura and Gyorko to fill 2B,SS,MI.

    Drop Gyorko for Brantley for UTIL/Bench or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  187. Rob says:
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    Keeper league where one of my 6 keepers is a minor league project. Getting frustrated with Taveras – drop for Polanco or Singleton. More the long term gain instead of this year although this year is the tiebreaker if close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton

  188. scottsteelers says:
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    Which ONE sits on the bench tonight
    Puig vs Burnett
    Mccutch vs Cueto
    Springer vs Erasmo
    Bruce vs Volquez
    Abreu vs verlander
    pujols vs jordan
    my first thought is abreu or springer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What does Hitter-Tron say?

      • scottsteelers says:
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        @Grey: puig I believe. But I like to hear what you say since yesterday hittertron had jay bruce ranked at 281 and you picked him over someone ranked higher and it worked out for me ;-)

      • scottsteelers says:
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        Nevermind it actually has Bruce ranked way lower than Puig. Bruce starting up a hot streak going against Volquez with a career .571 avg ain’t sittin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  189. Aero says:
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    10 teamer. I have Cobb and Taijuan injured and have no DL, but 2 “extra” bench spots. Worth dropping either for Jesse Chavez, Travis Wood, or Martin Perez? Rest of my rotation looks like this: Teheran, Gray, Kazmir, Pineda, Archer, Burnett.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taijuan for Perez

  190. Moscowitz says:
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    Drop Gyorko for Fraizer? ROS as always.

    Thanks a lot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey:

        Ok, i have another question if you dont mind grey. My only bench bat is Matt Adams. I feel like i have to bench Gyorko until he wakes up but i cant right now.

        My closers are Balfour, Papelbon, Santos and Frieri. Axford and Hunter are on waivers in my 10 teamer league.

        My most expandable starter is Eovaldi but i wouldnt want to drop him.

        Would you drop Santos to add Fraizer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • Moscowitz says:
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            @Grey:

            Ok thanks a bunch

  191. fielder's fatties says:
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    Offer JUpton/M.Perez for McCutchen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen

  192. G-Money says:
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    Who is worth starting: gyorko or prado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  193. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Loaded at 1B (Votto, Abreu, VMart) and looking to buy Allen Craig low….

    Adrian Gonzalez for Allen Craig?

    If not, who are some OF’s to target for AGon? (10 team H2H)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon?

  194. Been a while Grey,

    Ryu & Chavez for Rodney?

    Need closer help or is this to much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, long time no hear from! It’s a bit much, but take Rodney if you need him

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

    1) MI/CI is a fuggin’ cesspool for me right now.. would you drop Miller, Seager, or Villar for – C. Johnson, Dietrich, Duda, LeMahieu, Callaspo, Gillaspie, Ike, Espinosa, Hechavarria..

    2) Trade Villar/Cruz/Perkins for Utley/Rodney ? or Villar/Jennings/Perkins for Utley/Rodney?

    I’ve got Machado Man coming back in a few weeks…. hopefully. It’s a miracle I’m above .500 (20-18-4) to start the season. Might throw some more trades at you later, muchos gracias as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) No 2) Nope

  196. Aero says:
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    Beltran/Bautista, Abreu and Pineda for Ellsbury and JoFer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista

      • Aero says:
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        @Grey: sorry, is that Bautista side of the trade or to do that trade if Bautista is in it? I am the Bautista owner.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bautista side is better

  197. AJ says:
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    Trade my Altuve for his Bogaerts and Niese?

    If possible to get K-Rod instead of Niese does that sweeten the deal more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: Even if its K-Rod and Bogey?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • AJ says:
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            @Grey: Hitters

            Lucroy
            Goldschmidt
            Arenado
            Segura
            Ozuna
            Bruce
            Yelich
            Moss
            J. Peralta
            Kubel
            Myers
            Bonifacio
            Dozier
            Zimmerman

            Pitchers

            Gray
            Peavy
            Rodney
            Germen
            Masterson
            Salazar
            Vargas
            Cueto
            Porcello
            Paxton
            Sale

            Advice?

  198. The Flayed Man says:
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    Yet another great article. Thanks for the great information and entertainment.

    Just traded my Profar/Bogaerts for his W. Myers/H. Bailey.

    Was offered Matt Cain for my Choo.

    Should I do it?

    Thanks

    R, HR, RBI, SB, BB, OPS
    K, ERA, WHIP, K/BB, QS, SV+H

    12 team Yahoo roto

    Dynasty league (17 keepers next year, 20 the following)

    C Travis d’Arnaud
    1B Paul Goldschmidt
    2B Jedd Gyorko
    3B Miguel Cabrera
    SS Xander Bogaerts
    IF Brandon Belt
    OF Andrew McCutchen
    OF Adam Jones
    OF Jay Bruce
    OF Shin-Soo Choo
    Util Starling Marte
    Util Wil Myers
    BN Marcell Ozuna
    BN Kolten Wong
    BN Manny Machado
    BN Salvador Perez

    P Homer Bailey, Jordan Zimmermann, Gerrit Cole, Yordano Ventura, Martín Pérez, Danny Salazar, Archie Bradley
    DL Doug Fister

    RP Joakim Soria
    RP Matt Lindstrom
    RP Luke Gregerson

    • The Flayed Man says:
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      Forgot to edit but my SS is Alcides Escobar now not Bogaerts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • The Flayed Man says:
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        @Thank you senor,

        was thinking of asking for Hosmer/Gray for Choo/Salazar/d’Arnaud. Too much?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine

  199. Earlycoff says:
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    Need pitching help. My current lineup looks like this

    Mesoraco, Devin
    Goldschmidt, Paul
    Gyorko, Jedd
    Segura, Jean
    Frazier, Todd
    Bautista, Jose
    Harper, Bryce
    Jones, Adam
    Pujols, Albert

    Bench
    Zimmerman, Ryan
    Belt, Brandon

    Pitching
    Bailey, Homer
    Cingrani, Tony
    Ventura, Yordano
    Perez, Martin
    Ross, Tyson
    Street, Huston
    Tillman, Chris

    Bench:
    Cobb, Alex
    Farnsworth, Kyle
    Paxton, James
    Walker, Taijuan

    Strasburg, Holland(RP), Price and Shields are on the block…would you trade Harper for any of them or a combination of them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would not trade Bryce Harper for a pitcher

      • Earlycoff says:
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        @Grey:
        Out of my current lineup who do you think I should offer and who should I target out of Strasburg, Holland(RP), Price and Shields ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How deep is this league?

          • Earlycoff says:
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            @Grey:
            10 team league

            • Moronymous Lohse says:
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              @Earlycoff: But that is how ugly things seem to be turning in Washington. Harper is my prized keeper but something just doesn’t seem right. I’m considering trading him away too. And it isn’t just the slow start. I’d want a nice piece, certainly. He’s the sort of guy most managers would probably trade anyone to get short of a Trout, Goldschmidt, McCutcheon type. Harper no longer seems a nice piece but rather the piece to GET a nice piece.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Then you don’t need to trade for pitching, you need to do better with matchups and waivers

              • Earlycoff says:
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                @Grey:
                I took the SON’s advice this week and started Maholm…guess its one week but I started to lose faith in working the waivers for matchups

                • John says:
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                  @Earlycoff: Too early for that, first look for skills then go to SON and look for matchup. In a 10 tm you dont need to start Maholms unless hes on fire. Skills first then SON then pick out 2 starts and do little research, read few articles.

    • The Flayed Man says:
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      I wouldn’t trade Harper. Maybe move Belt for a SP. You have 3 first basemen.

  200. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Great read as always man, would you consider dropping Dom Brown or Hosmer for Ike Davis? Hosmer has sucked and Dom Brown is currently on my bench as he’s been bad and my other ofs are Cutch, Trout and Brantley. Thanks man keep up the good work.

    • The Flayed Man says:
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      I wouldn’t. If Dom Brown is on your bench, wouldn’t Davis be there if swapped? I would not cut Hosmer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  201. Jimmy says:
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    Should I drop Seager for Hart? Need some offense and already have Laroche and Rizzo at 1B, but he will eventually get OF eligibility in Yahoo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  202. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    you think Petit gets job over Vogelsong. i’ve got Maholm, and the only thing he’s got over petit is innings, for now. (NL only problems)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yea, I’d assume so

  203. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    check this out, might speed up the hanrahananan or torres talk. from rotoworld:”

    Kyle Farnsworth was spotted hunched over in the tunnel to the clubhouse and shaking his forearm after converting a save Monday night against the Cardinals, but the Mets say that he is “fine.”
    Farnsworth acknowledged after the game that he was shaky his forearm, but he merely chalked it up to him being “old.” It doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it wouldn’t be surprising if he gets a night off Tuesday. “

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, heard above

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: really, i somehow missed that. when i posted this i hadn’t read all of them.

  204. SpecialFNK says:
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    12 team non keeper, yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    yesterday I was offered Encarnacion and De Aza for Harper and Gyorko. I rejected that. we went back and forth, and this was proposed today..

    give- Bryce Harper, Jedd Gyorko.
    get- Edwin Encarnacion, Alejandro De Aza, Oscar Taveras.

    he’s throwing in Taveras. Taveras injured his ankle last night, but is only listed as day to day.
    I have to drop someone, and that would be Shawn Kelley now that Robertson is back to closer.

    MY TEAM
    CA- Rosario. 1B- Abreu. 2B- Pedroia. 3B- Frazier. SS- Andrus. CI-Gyorko. MI- Rollins.
    OF- Harper. OF- Bruce. OF- Gardner. OF- Viciedo. OF- Swisher. UT- Reddick
    BN- IDavis, Gillaspie, Parra. NA- Morales.
    SP- Darvish. SP- Shields. RP-Nathan. RP- Janssen (DL).
    P- Allen. P- Fields. P- Kelley. P- Farquhar.
    BN- ESantana, Cashner, Ross, Kennedy. DL- Hamels. DL- Crain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  205. Ron says:
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    Which side you like in a H2H points league that is -1 for K’s.

    Miggy/Holliday or Longo/J. Upton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

  206. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Need a bench OF.. Drop Bogaerts for Ozuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  207. tom says:
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    i can only start 1: skaggs @ washington tonite, or smyly vs chi sox tomorrow?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What does SON say?

      • tom says:
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        @Grey: son LOVES smyly. $15.6 to skaggs’ $5.8. but can smyly be trusted after that last start? just looking for an extra opinion

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Smyly

          • tom says:
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            @Grey: thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  208. Wilsonian says:
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    Arenado v. Bum
    Rizzo v. McCarthy
    Alvarez v. Cueto

    Who gets the pine? Arenado is there now.

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, leave Arenado

  209. Brett says:
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    Gray

    What’s your thoughts on gennett in mil he is batting 2nd now would you replace miller with him?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have a replacement for him if he sits for Weeks?

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: Weeks is barely getting any playing time & looks totally lost at the plate. Scooter looks to be a lock for the majority of playing time @ 2nd with Ricky being used as a pinch hitter. I suppose Ricky could get some starts vs LHP but don’t be surprised if if he doesn’t. Looking more & more like Scooter is the 2B.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @henncoop: still listed as platoon.

  210. nyydj2 says:
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    Hitting .412 vs. lefties and .411 overall, # 1 or 2 on player raters, coming off a 2 HR night and starting OF Cuddyer off to the DL, and you have to sit for Drew Frickin .212 hitting Stubbs? What’s a Blackmon have to do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  211. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    For all you E5 owners:

    He has averaged 517 ABs over the last three years.

    In his last 207 ABs (including last year) he has 51 hits for a .246 AVG with 7 HRs.

    207 ABs is 40% of a seasons worth of his average 517 ABs.

    The good news is he also sucked most of LAST April. By the 21st he was hitting just .197 with 2 HRs, 8RBI and 7 Runs scored. It was April 22nd – tonight – where he turned it around. He went on to hit 7 homers over the next eight days. See if history repeats!!

  212. goodfold2 says:
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    espn 16 team H2H with total bases and OPS (so double counting bases) i punted C and now have Pierzynski. these others are available navarro (best playing time/lineup spot/counting stats), castillo (best homers, worst team)/grandal (best ratios and skill, but bad lineup and playing time). I know the preseason rankings but Navarro might not have been listed due to not having his current job then.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: guessing it’s grandal if/when his fixed knee/leg allows him to play enough though?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  213. J!m Future says:
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    …Trumbo not in tonight’s lineup, the night after producing Zona’s only run by doing exactly what he’s there to do, two nights after being batted 7th for two games.

    Gibby be gibberin’.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  214. Monster Mash says:
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    Grey,
    got offered E5 for Pujols…
    in light of E5′s struggles and Pujols’s recent resurgence, what do you think?
    (I do need a 3B)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it if you need a 3rd baseman

  215. Watson says:
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    I picked up Mesoraco while he’s hot. Ok to drop Castro in the meantime or will Castro be the better option down the line?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Castro

      • Watson says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  216. Matt says:
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    I was offered David Wright and Zach Greinke for WIl Myers, Charlie Blackmon, Yordano Ventura and Sonny Gray. I accepted it because I have Kershaw and Iwakuma due back soon. This is in a 12 team H2H league. Im frustrated because this trade has been vetoed twice now. A. getting too much, am i giving up too much, are my leaguemates assholes??? Somone tell me!!!!

    • nyydj2 says:
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      @Matt: I think your giving way too much and apparently so does the rest of your league. Really bad trade on your part but I don’t like vetoes.

      • nyydj2 says:
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        @nyydj2: Upon further thinking about it, it’s not REAL far off, I guess. I’d rather have Gray & Ventura behind Kershaw and Company than Greinke, so I guess it;s Myers and Blackmon for Wright. Myers has started slow but you have to dismiss that, he’s a stud in the making and if Blackmon even half continues what he’s done production wise, you may regret trading them basically for David Wright, someone I have avoided drafting at his price for years now.

        • Matt says:
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          @nyydj2: I love gray and ventura but i have them in other leagues. so the way i looked at it was gray and ventura for grienke. (which in all honesty i still like those two better but the numbers work out.) and blackmon and wil myers for david wright should be a steal! COnsidering pedro alvarez is my only 3rd baseman and i still have gian carlo stanton, michael cuddyer, george springer and gerg polanco waiting to come up. I was feeling good. especially since there are still productive people in free agency to pick up while i wait on kershaw and iwakuma. I dont think it is a vetoable trade.

          • Matt says:
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            @Matt: What do you think about gray and blackmon for wright then? The guy im trading with wanted to do that originally.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Matt: yr leaguemates certainly are assholes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade looks fair

  217. goodfold2 says:
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    aoki or springer tonight only? crisp is most certainly back in lineup, but neither aoki nor springer has done much (lately in aoki’s case). Hitter T likes Springer a lot more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Aoki

  218. henncoop says:
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    Just dropped Asche for Gentry (thanks Oaktown Steve) for a temp roster move, The plan would then be to pick up Fowler for Gentry off waivers
    Is Fowler a worth while grab off waivers?
    Also picked up Dyson for RP Torres for some short term help with steals.
    Would you suggest adding Cain to my DL if I had to drop either Tex SP Harrison or Holland? which one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Fowler… Sure, Holland

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @henncoop:

      Hey hencoop…Gentry is not in. Coco is going to tough it out. Sorry if that hoses you. I did say IF Coco was out. Was looking 50/50

      • henncoop says:
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        @OaktownSteve: not a problem …keep up the good work

  219. Wheeler or T Ross?

    Frazier or Seager?

    Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross at home, they are streamers… Frazier

  220. Monster Mash says:
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    Jose Abreu or Anthony Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  221. Jay says:
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    local radio station in NY, WFAN mike francessa, just said he couldn’t believe Harvey would do something that stupid. but he did not clarify what “it” was. I’ve looked around and I can;t find anything? Any one hear anything on this?

    • Jay says:
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      @Jay: ok so apparently thisis about HArey’s twitter picture and him flipping the bird…

      nothing else to talk about in NY sports today? wtf….

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh…Ha, that is stupid

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Possibly coming back this year

  222. Oppo Taco says:
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    Gyorko/heyward or carpenter/Napoli. What side do you prefer? Close? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  223. The Wickler says:
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    So I have Everth and Middlebrooks as bench bats (tulo and Arenado are the starters) would you drop either of them for a prospective Singleton/Polanco/Archie add? Everth has been terrible but owning Tulo makes me worry about dropping him. Points league.

    • Matt says:
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      @The Wickler: Isnt middlebrooks hurt?? Drop him for archie! or polanco. I like singleton but he scares me a little….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  224. Shitty Bill Butler says:
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    Ozuna or Aoki 10 team 5×5?

    • Shitty Bill Butler says:
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      @Shitty Bill Butler:

      Also Matt Napoli is on waivers, add him over Hosmer, Matt Adams, or Arenado?

      • Shitty Bill Butler says:
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        @Grey
        My bad forgot also drop Buchholz for Jenrry Mejia or Harangatang ?

        • Shitty Bill Butler says:
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          @Grey or Travis wood

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mejia

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Who’s Matt Napoli? Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki

      • Shitty Bill Butler says:
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        @Grey:

        Alright thanks, the first baseman on Redsox

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  225. Liquor Man says:
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    In a keeper league…I have Jose Abreu ($12), E5 is $9
    What are your thoughts on a Abreu for E5 + Tyson Ross ($9).

    I hate the fact that E5 is 31 and Abreu is 27, but fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  226. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    Who’s starting Salazar today? *sarcasm*

  227. SteveNZ says:
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    Gee v cards today in a 14-teamer? What do we think? SON doesn’t think much of it, but Gee seems to thumb his nose at the SON on a regular basis…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: cardinals hitting like poo lately

  228. Carter says:
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    Am I buying into Jesse Chavez or am I selling him high for a SS like Drel Simmons to chill while I wait for Segura to get his groove back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have Segura? You don’t need Simmons then

  229. OaktownSteve says:
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    Clean MRI for Sale. Clean underwear for Oaktown Steve.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @OaktownSteve: can you unslit a wrist?

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @OaktownSteve: That makes two of us

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Big Magoo: duct tape. (michael weston’s fixall)

  230. kev says:
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    hey grey, thoughts on harper so far/rest of the season? you had him in top 10 to start off, do you still think he puts it together and puts up top 20 numbers? would you deal him for carlos gomez, yasiel puig, adam jones, ryan braun, rios or jacoby ells bury?

    also, if springer and matt holliday are platooning your final outfield spot, is it ok to deal springer for bogaerts to help out at SS, i’m very weak there.

    thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d deal him for Jones or CarGo… Sure, Boagerts hasn’t been good though

      • kev says:
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        @Grey:

        CarGo as in Lil CarGo, Gomez, correct? I know i didn’t put Gonzalez in that list but just wanted to make sure haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • kev says:
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            @Grey:

            thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  231. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    Barrett is BACK! deep leaguer announcement

  232. Crock says:
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    Cano or melky/kinsler?

    Also still like ogres more than Pence ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  233. OaktownSteve says:
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    Hencoop if you’re about…Coco is in the lineup tonight per Rotogrinders. No Gentry. Hope it’s a reversable transaction. Go with a rare Tony Campana start for steals stream. Getting the start and leading off for Azi.

  234. DomMattingly says:
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    Gennet, b Miller, or e aybar?

      • DomMattingly says:
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        @Carter: thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  235. Liquor Man says:
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    Grey…monster deal in the works for me
    giving up: Scherzer, Braun, Gyorko, J. Abreu
    getting: Strasburg, Encanarcion, Kipnis, and Rizzo…

    This is a sweetheart of a deal, is it not?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  236. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Following up on your Phillips blurb. He drove in over 100 RBI last year (as a 2nd Baseman!), and now he’s batting 3rd in that lineup with Hamilton and Votto batting ahead of him!

    I acquired him last week for Masterson straight up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  237. J-FOH says:
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    One more bad Salazar start and are we dropping him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on how bad… I imagine if it’s horrific, the Indians will do the job for us and DL him, claiming something is wrong… Which it might be…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Interesting read, I’m sure you liked the Kendick Lamar part. I have to disagree with his take on punk music, it, like hip hop, is very much tied to a racial group for the most part. Maybe even more so than hip hop itself.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What racial group?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: whites

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, ha

  238. Crock says:
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    Better buy low for Brantley and a closer: pence or gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence

  239. Big League Choo says:
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    What is the deal with Cardinals first baseman? No matter who they put there the guy hits .300+ with 25+ homers….they have some voodoo working going on there. They lose pujols and they havent skipped a beat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, seriously…

  240. SteveNZ says:
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    Pujols!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols!

  241. birrrdy! says:
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    Grey, 5×5 NL only keeper. My Romo/B.J.Upton/F.Morales for his D.Gordon/YoGa/Colon ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon side

  242. Dan Pants

    Dan Pants says:
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    Should I drop gyorko for howard kendrick? I want to wait, but I don’t think kendrick will last on waivers long. 10-team h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now

  243. Sky

    Sky says:
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    For fun I went and looked up team ERA since 2012. The Twins have the second worst ERA in the MLB during that stretch with only the Rockies being worse. So, who keeps trying to implement pitch to contact and when will their job be open? Worst…pitching…philosophy…ever…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: Are you referring to Kyle Gibson? Kirk would not pump his fist to this

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Grey: Oh but he would as he trotted around the basepaths on a Hughes pitch to contact fatty over the middle.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  244. Hondo says:
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    What’s the over/under on “Drop Gyoko?” questions for this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1600

  245. Ron says:
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    Should I be trading FOR Miggy?

    I have Longo, Gyorko and R. Zimmerman (DL) and would need to give up Longo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Miggy…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: jesus, what a difference 3 weeks makes. Longo for Swiggy str up?! Better do it quick though, Swiggy had a good day today.

  246. Jon says:
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    Could you give me some pitching advice for the week: sit/start?

    Eovaldi @ ATL
    Kuroda vs LAA
    Peavy @ TOR
    Chavez @ HOU
    Cashner @ WAS

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start them all in some leagues

  247. Nicholas Pieroni says:
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    Trade got vetoed in my league. I gave Braun, Trumbo, Cingrani and Soria for McCutchen, Votto, and Chapman. Points league HR are worth 8 points. Do you guys think it should have been vetoed? Thanks. I have asked a couple of your cohorts already just trying to get as many opinions as possible. The cutch side is the side that everyone says is too much. Basically Braun and crap for Cutch, votto, and chapman

  248. Nicholas Pieroni says:
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    Trade got vetoed in my league. I gave Braun, Trumbo, Cingrani and Soria for McCutchen, Votto, and Chapman. Points league HR are worth 8 points. Do you guys think it should have been vetoed? Thanks. I have asked a couple of your cohorts already just trying to get as many opinions as possible. The cutch side is the side that everyone says is too much. Basically Braun and crap for Cutch, votto, and chapman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope