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Danny Farquhar earned the save on Saturday and Sunday for the Mariners.  The first two of his career.  I guess the whole 5+ ERA didn’t scare off acting manager Robby Thompson or he has no idea who he’s signaling from the bullpen.  I’m guessing the latter here, if latter means he’s a moron.  Thompson is managing while Eric Wedge recovers from a mild stroke that he suffered while trying to follow Robby Thompson home from the stadium one night.  Eric Wedge, “Why are you going left with your right turn signal?!  You can’t make a left on red!  Oh, you’re going right?  Then why are you signaling left?!  I’m coming Elizabeth!”  Lord Farquhar is the closer now, so obviously you own him, but who knows what Thompson’s doing.  He could signal for a ball girl next.   I do look forward to when the Mariners fans get a cheering section for Farquhar together.  They can dress up like giant penises and name themselves, the Farqwits.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Stephen Pryor – Shut down for the season.  At least that’s what I read somewhere.  I had no Pryor knowledge of it.

Derek Holland – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks in O.co.  The match-up of Holland-A’s turned into Derek having Oakland for brunch as he put up goose eggs.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4 and his 27th homer.  Pretty hilarious how he’s getting all of his stats in before being suspended.  It’s like the teacher told him to never bring his phone into class again after today, so he just never left class for the rest of the year.

Miguel Cabrera – Hasn’t played since Tuesday due to a strained abdominal muscle.  I wouldn’t be surprised if he goes on the DL for the stretch run.  Or just so he can stretch and/or run.

Rick Porcello – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Still like him, but don’t love the regression on the K-rate lately.  I hope someone didn’t get to him and tell him something stupid like Ks don’t matter.  They’re the only thing that matters!

Andre Rienzo – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the Tigers.  Solid, great, adjective, but whatevs.  He gets the Twins next.  Yummo!

Adam Dunn – 4-for-5 and his 26th homer.  Donkeytastic!

David Wright – Will miss about a month with a hamstring injury.  Replacing him at 3rd base and batting 3rd yesterday was Josh Satin (0-for-4, hitting near.150 in the last week).  Ah, the ol’ Jim Leyland School of Filling Out A Lineup Card.  With the rise of cigarette prices, Leyland has been forced to use his extra lineup cards for tobacco rolling paper.  So he only has one lineup card all year and he just puts players in the same lineup spot as the player they are replacing.  Since he doesn’t smoke, I have no idea why Terry Collins is saving lineup cards.  Maybe he’s a tree hugger.

Zack Wheeler – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners (5 BBs), 5 Ks.  You can’t stream him or you’ll shoot your ratios eyes out with those BBs.

Salvador Perez – Hit the DL with a concussion.  The story he’s telling us is becoming clear.  His fantasy value took a roofie and went into a coma-like state for a few months, then his grandmother, thinking Perez’s fantasy value was gone, drank hemlock.  Then his fantasy value woke, found his grandmother passed and fell on a sword.  It’s the story of Salvador Perez’s Fantasy Value and His Abuelita.  Now that Perez is on the DL with something that takes weeks or longer to return from, I’m free at last!  I did something I should’ve done months ago, I dropped him for Castro.  I only wish I could’ve caused that concussion from dropping him to waivers.  Or hitting him over the head.

Ervin Santana – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks in Metco.  The Mess were a pushover at home as it was, now that David Wright’s out, sign me up for all guys going against them.  The Stream-o-Nator concurs.  This week Rockie starters Chatwood, Bettis and Chacin all sound promising in some leagues, especially Chacin.  In fact, I’m already telling Siri to remind me tomorrow to pick up Chacin once I drop Martin Perez.  “Grey, I will remind you to go chasing a martian president.”  Thanks, Siri!

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer.  This was his third homer this week and he was in Friday’s Buy column.  No, I’m not failing to mention he is also barely hitting .200 in the last week.  There, mentioned.

Carlos Beltran – Cardinals scored 15 runs and Beltran didn’t play.  Holy sit!  BTW, sure am glad the Dodgers bumped Greinke back so he couldn’t face the Cubs on Sunday and instead gets the Cards today.  Thanks a lot, Mattingly!  Your face looks good without a mustache too.  Too bad your brains were in your mustache!

David Freese – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer with a modest five-day hitting streak.  If he were immodest, it would be five days of streaking.

Jon Jay – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs.  The Federalist is hitting near-.350 in the last week.  Four score and four days ago, I pointed out how Jay and Freese are both overdue for some hitting.  I want both of them in all leagues until they stop hitting.  Should be fun times to own Greinke today — FUN TIMES!

Matt Adams – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  After every homer he hits, can’t he please do The Truffle Shuffle?

Tony Cruz – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer as he fills in for Yadier Molina.  Not a whole lot to see here for fantasy.  This was his 2nd homer in 277 major league plate appearances as he was hitting .246 with zero steals.  Jeff Keppinger looks at those numbers and pfft’s.  To misquote Bill Cosby, the stale air in your mouth tastes better than Tony Cruz.

Lance Lynn – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks in Cincy.  Had a huge early lead and went on to cruise to the iVictory Coast and stay at the free room at the W.

Mike Leake – 5 IP, 7 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks.  The Regression Fairies have seen Kathy Griffin in concert numerous times, they introduce their girlfriends as ‘girl pause friend’ and they crap all over your ratios.

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Now we move from Leake to Wood just like your morning ritual goes.  I nearly streamed Wood — ouch — because I know the Phillies aren’t good at all right now.  I decided against it because I’m a blubbering idiot.  Wood gets the Marlins next, which is obviously a yes, please and thank you.

Nate Eovaldi – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Eovaldi is a streamer’s delight.  Hey, that could be the advertising tag for his bottled water too.

Scott Kazmir – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, and my stream of Ubaldo vs. the MIA Marlins on Friday was garbage.  I’m having the worst streaming luck this year.  Well, enough about me.  I would stream Kazmir again in his next start vs. The Suburb Forty Minutes South Of Los Angeles Angeles.  Okay, that was about me too.

Wei-Yin Chen – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, 2.95 ERA.  After 6 weeks of me saying to pick him up, he’s finally almost up to 50% owned in ESPN leagues, which, of course, means he’s going to get pounded in his next start.  It’s just how it works.

Yasiel Puig – Sat out Sunday with a wrist contusion that happened on a diving catch.  I really hope he doesn’t have Lawrie Disease.  LD is an affliction that causes players to hustle so much on defense that it ends up costing their offense.

Hanley Ramirez – Left yesterday’s game after jamming his shoulder.  I’m not going to say that I told everyone to sell him.  What’s the point of that?  Plus, I just did remind everyone of it by saying I wasn’t going to do it.  Han Swolo will have an MRI today to see if he can avoid the DL.  Matt Kemp said, “A little shoulder injury never hurt anyone.”  He then started beeping his horn with his head to get someone out of his handicapped spot.

Stephen Fife – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Cubs.  Watching him steal Greinke’s much easier start is like I’m licking whipped cream out of a pie tin, exclaiming, “Hey, that’s my pie!”

Desmond Jennings – Sat out yesterday with a sprained finger.  Jennings hopes to return on Tuesday.  I hope so too, since I don’t have time for this day-to-day bullshizz.  Look at Grey getting mad!  The only way to get out my aggression is…a freestyle!  My mustache is twitchy, for a healthy fantasy team I’m itchy, Randy says, “Yo, dawg, you’re pitchy.”

Taylor Jordan – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks.  My stream of Jordan looked fine until the fifth inning when Fernando Abad came in and gave up two inherited runs and blew it.  Fernando’s Abad person.

Adam LaRoche – 1-for-4 with his 2nd homer in as many games.  He’s overdue by about a month if he’s going to keep that whole 2nd half hitter label.  Not that I label players.  I categorize them by their ability and their team’s socioeconomic background.

Aramis Ramirez – News reports say he’s poised for activation from the DL this week.  Can’t wait to see him play 3rd base with a textbook balanced on his head.

Logan Schafer – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th steal as he hit leadoff.  Logan’s a fine taking off spot for a lineup.  It’s just getting there again from the bottom of Bianchi, Gennett and the pitcher spot that is like Sorrow Drive.

Wil Myers – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Where are we now with where he’s going to be drafted next year?  Around 110?

Derek Jeter – Had an MRI on his calf.  The Yankees said they could replace Jeter on the roster with A-Rod.  What a joke.  Obviously, denial is a river that runs through the Bronx.

Curtis Granderson – Combined for a 3-for-5 on Saturday and Sunday with a home run.  His 25,000 or so previous major league at-bats pretty much show us who he is.  Solid power, low average, maybe some steals.  Of course, I’d own him if he were available.

Ian Kennedy – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Hodgepadre!

Everth Cabrera – 2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  This might be his last game of the season with the suspensions supposed to be handed down today.  After today, EverCab will probably be singing So Much for the Afterglow and less Heartspark Stealsign.

Will Venable – 2-for-3 and 2 steals.  Here’s a guy that gets crazy hot for short periods of time, and now he’s hitting over .400 in the last week.  Hitter-Tron also loves him this week as much as he loves animatronics.

Brad Peacock – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Before you start screaming his last name like an old man at a urinal who can’t go, this was a spot start.

Robbie Grossman – 2-for-5, 1 run.  As my Last Will & Testament reads, “Being of sound mind and body, I, Grey Coolio Albright can’t recommend picking up Grossman,” so I can’t, but he’s hitting near-.500 in the last week.

Matt Dominguez – 2-for-4 and five for his last 13.  I bet he’s swinging a hot bat going back even further than that, but it’s Matt Dominguez, so I didn’t exert that much energy into research.

Jose Altuve – 1-for-4 and two steals.  Fun Fact!  If Yao Ming took all the steps Altuve used for those two steals, Ming could’ve walked from California to Arizona.

Oswaldo Arcia – 1-for-3 and a home run.  Since he was recalled, he has five hits in three games (12 ABs).  Not a whole lot to go on yet, but this could be the start of something.

Justin Morneau – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  There’s hope for Domonic Brown when he returns from his concussion.  Hope for a solid 2016.

A.J. Burnett – 9 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks, 2.73 ERA.  Now I know why Apricot Juice is the nectar of the fantasy gods.

Russell Martin – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  He’s hitting over .300 in the last week with 3 steals in the last ten days.  It’s no so crazy to pick up Martin.

Carlos Gonzalez – I bet you about a month ago CarGo would land on the DL prior to getting 27 homers.  He’s now headed to the DL and at 26 homers.  I feel like Ace Ventura after he shows up the police.  I have exorcised the demon!  (Oh, and I haven’t even started pointing out how terrible Josh Donaldson has been recently.)

Felix Doubront – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, 3.56 ERA.  Sonavadidn’thavetheballstostart!  I should’ve went with this schmohawk before stupid Taylor Jordan.  You might remember Felix Doubront from a preseason sleeper post by yours truly.  Or yours Trudy, as Rudy’s sister signs all her emails.

Jake Peavy – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks in his debut for the Red Sox.  It was the first time in his career he mowed down hitters to a chorus of Pay-vee.  Felt oddly appropriate.

Stephen Drew – 2-for-3, 2 runs and is 9 for his last 18, which comes out to .500.  Hey, look at the big brain on Grey!  Drew could be a short-lived hot schmotato.

Cody Ross – 2-for-4, and hitting near .500 in the last week with two homers.  He’s in the same boat as Jay and Freese, Ross has a lot of stats left in his bat to get.  Jay Freese Ross is also what an incompetent forger signed on Jeffrey Ross’s checks.

Brandon McCarthy – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER as he returned from two months on the DL.  With Kennedy gone to San Diego, McCarthy just couldn’t motivate himself to get anyone out.

Ernesto Frieri – 2/3 IP, 2 ER.  The Sciosciapath should name Danny Farquhar closer too.  Frieri looked like his usual hot mess, but De La Rosa relieved him and didn’t do much better.  Due to a lack of options, I’d stash De La Rosa and hold Frieri (preferably on my bench).  This will probably get worse before it gets better.  Or until Arte Moreno gives Mariano Rivera $140 million to unretire.

Mike Trout – 2-for-2, 2 runs and his 18th homer.  Feels like he’s a little off from last year, right?  Through August 4th last year, he had 19 homers.  He has 18 now.  Yup.

Rajai Davis – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI and 3 steals.  After the game, the King of SAGNOF ordered Juan Pierre to make farting sounds with his hand under his armpit, because it helps the King unwind.

Steve Delabar – To the DL with shoulder inflammation after he was featured on HBO’s Real Sports program about his velocity.  It’s the curse of HBO.  Somewhere, Vince from Entourage is nodding his head.

Domonic Brown – Starting a rehab assignment on Monday and should be ready to return from his concussion by the middle of the week.  Charlie Manuel said, “You need to have your faculties in order, otherwise you’re dressing scarecrows in your undergarments and you’re wearing straw skivvies.”  After those comments, Manuel was sent for concussion tests, as well.

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  1. Brooke says:
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    Hi Grey! I am requesting 4 days of “Meanwhile Salvador Perez” snipits, please.
    I dumped that dbag for Avila, he was all that was left on the scrap yard……Oh, and thanks for Jinxing my Hanley with your mid-rankings. Not nice Mister!

  2. David says:
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    Out of contention now in my league and getting rid of high priced guys for keepers.

    Was offered Scherzer ($16 after raise) and Liriano ($4) for my Bruce ($32) and Cain ($26)

    Good deal?

    I really like Scherzer for $16, but nit quite sure on Liriano. He keeps rolling, but don’t know if it will carry to next year.

    • Tony says:
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      @David: i like that man, what do guys cap out at or whats some of the highest price keeps? and cap matters as well, overall cain? might be washed up, bruce is a loss, but a $16 scherzer would be enough for me….. liriano’s just icing….I’m in a large league similar.

      • JFK says:
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        @Tony:

        Thumbs up!

  3. Marqo says:
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    No word about J-Fear’s Video Game Numbers the last two starts? :-)

  4. Marti says:
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    Pick 2 of 3 to start this week

    Granderson. Rasmus. B j upton

    • Wake Up says:
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      @WWGaudinD?: The king of SAGNOF bet him that he couldn’t do a 720 before every play…Lawrie replied with a, “Yes huh! Yes huh!!! Yes I can!!! Now go get me a Redbull…no…no…pour it on the tampon…”

  5. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Did we mention that rcl football sign ups are going on right now on the football side. Sky will be your captain on the flight through the football season

  6. troy says:
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    traded beltre for morneau and sale what do ya think? and what should we expect from eaton and ike davis ros?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @troy: Fail.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @troy: I wouldn’t expect much from either of them

  7. Lines says:
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    Boston street name jokes and Everclear references? It’s like you’re writing this just for me…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lines: You read between the lines, Lines

  8. letsgobravos says:
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    Why oh why did I dump Burnett when he was hurt and then not pick him back up when I knew he was ready to return? Instead, the guy in first (I’m in 2nd) who has a 16 game lead has AJ and about 7 other pitchers who are unstoppable right now. His pitchers have put up 65+ Ks, 7+ wins, and a ratios of sub 2 and sub 1 the last 3 weeks running. Ridiculous.

    • Yeshcheese says:
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      @bossmanjunior: @letsgobravos: what a coincidence, my team has batted .195 over the last 3 weeks! Must’ve been facing his pitching…

  9. Giant Gigantes says:
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    Just watched Frieri’s blown save. A bad call at 2nd base and Jose Reyes fouling off 10 pitches and Scioscia pulls him. De Le Rosa blows it and Frieri inherits the runs that shouldn’t of been there anyway. Tough break can’t get myself to pick up De Le Rosa just yet…

  10. huge caulk says:
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    Finally picked up Freese on Sunday after Miggy missed last 7 of 10 games. Niiiiiice. Had a sinking feeling Miggys is gonna tweak his oblique again this week and it will be the DL15 this time…lucky Freese was there, bc there was literally no one else id ever heard of on the wire. After enjoying Miggy all year and not really paying attention, its hard to believe how thin 3b is…

  11. Black & White says:
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    Need to pick up someone to replace Wright; Freese, Headley, or Lake?

  12. TarmanGotHim says:
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    4 leagues.

    1st in 2 2nd in the other 2.

    Don’t really rely on my Catcher for stats. Has Sal in 4 leagues. Dropped him for Weiters in one a couple weeks ago as some dope dropped Weiters.

    So I DLed Sal in 2 since I have open DL spots in those leagues and dropped him in another because I really have nobody else to drop.

    The best I could find was Salty and Martin. I picked up Salty in one and Martin in the other 2.

    Would you take Martin in the third or Salty for variety it just stick to Martin?

  13. Doorstop says:
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    Tulo and Archer
    or
    Andrus and Cain

    Need power, have Zimmermann and Latos as pitchers.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Doorstop: Tulo and quickly.

  14. Hi Grey — I grabbed Avila to replace Perez … would I be better off with Carlos Ruiz, Wilson Ramos, or Soto instead of Avila?

    Also, are you still holding a candle for Frazier or is it time to cut bait? He’s on my roster (in a 14-team, redraft) but I haven’t played him recently. How’d you rank Frazier, Yadier, Arenado?

    Different league but Miggy Cabrera pinch hit last night and he’s been warming up before games, so it doesn’t seem like they’re going to DL him. But I want to be prepared if they do … right now I’ve got Moustakas as his replacement. Would you switch out Mous for Dominguez, Wallace, or (shudder) ARod?

    Thanks!

    • @Enrique: Add Junior Lake as a possible 3B fill-in for Miggy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Hold Avila, forget Frazier… Arenado…Hold Moose

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

  15. bossmanjunior says:
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    Had a hard time picking a streamer between Kennedy and Hughes, but I found it so odd to stream against the Yankees. However, after checking the numbers, I was really amazed how bad their offense has been this season. Using my favorite sabermetric stat (wOBA), I found out that their offense ranks 28th this season overall in wOBA and dead last the last week. Thankfully, I picked Kennedy over Hughes.

    True story, years ago at the restaurant I manage, there used to be this little chubby kid who was always bothering me for a free soda. Upon my suggestion, he would do the Truffle Shuffle and I would give him a free drink. Always made me laugh. I didn’t see him for a couple years and then he started coming by again. I tried to get him to do the Truffle Shuffle again and he refused. Is it weird that I was disappointed a chubby teenager wouldn’t lift up his shift and dance for me?

    • Tony says:
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      @bossmanjunior: ha good story, yankees blow, phil hughes blows more, and at PETCO, ian kennedy was the easy choice, woba or no woba….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior: That is a real shame, but on the bright side the cops never came to ask you questions… Yeah, Yanks suck…

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey:

        Ha!

  16. bossmanjunior says:
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    With Perez hitting the DL, its safe to assume we are going to get a lot of catcher questions today. Myself included.

    1) Need a replacement for Perez, who do you like best for a short term replacement: Martin, Castro, Salty, Ramos, AJ, Avila, Mesoraco

    2) Need a hot bat to plug into my UTL spot for a little while. Who do you like the most: Hosmer, Raja, LaRoche, Moustakas, Saunders, Martin, Arenado

    Thank you sir!

  17. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    I’m nervous about Kluber starting vs. a Miggy-less Detroit team, just start him and look away? Would you rather pick up Michael Saunders or Rajai Davis at your utility spot of a 12 team h2h category league. Either one would just be on my team till Dom Brown returns so it’s not that big of a deal. Thanks.

  18. FIlthyRich says:
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    Which 2 of these four SP would you start this week:
    Bailey (OAK)
    Gio (ATL)
    Cingrani (SD)
    Liriano (at Col)

    • Rodney says:
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      @FIlthyRich: Bailey for sure. I’m struggling between Gio and Liriano myself. I’m leaning Liriano since Carlos Gonzalez is out and the Braves are HOT. I’d go Bailey and Liriano.

  19. Sanfran says:
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    In an attempt to win a league, I am following the “sell” advice from Friday. Is Strass + Dez for Stanton smart in a league where I need power? Could also target AGon who is also on the block.

    • Sanfran says:
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      @Sanfran:
      Power meaning RBI (7th place) and HR (4th place).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sanfran: If it helps you win the league, sure

  20. Harb says:
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    No Nova blurb? The guy is killing it since he’s returned.

  21. Adam Jonesin says:
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    1. Looks like I might have to fill SS for Hanley for a while. Who do you like best from this list: Aybar, Iglesias, Crawford, Cozart, Miller, Villar, Drew

    2. Would you drop Milone to stash Bogaerts or open a streamer spot? My only 3B/SS are Zimmerman and Hanley. Streaming options include Erasmo, Edwin, Gee, Haren, Morton, blahhh

    Thanks a lot

    • The Thumb says:
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      @Adam Jonesin: Bogaerts could fill in both needs. He should be up in the next week. Probably Miller if you need an immediate fix.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam Jonesin: Aybar… 2. Streamer for now if you need it

  22. Roy says:
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    Need one keeper for next year out of these guys goldy, Stanton, jupton , or beltre.

    • Yeshcheese says:
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      @Roy: tough, I’d roll with Goldmember but could see Stanton for power. I think Gold gives you best all-around value. Kevin Towers approves this message!

    • The Thumb says:
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      @Roy: Goldschmidt will be a top 5 player for the next 5 years. Stanton’s an injury risk. Upton is Upton, just trade for him when he goes through his natural 0 for 100. Beltre’s power is declining, slowly but still.

    • Tony says:
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      @Roy: this is an absolute no brainer to me, GOLDY…. I’ll put 10 poop dollars on grey has him top 5…..

      seriously stanton? this dudes becoming a bit overrated and until he leaves the fish i’ll never own him again (bitter, yes)….. justin upton? have we watched his streakiness? hot as hell for a month, sucks for ROS, and beltre? keeper league, he’s old…. GOLDY is the new Pujols, but younger, with no foot issues…..

      GOLDY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Roy: Stanton

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: Stanton over Goldy? Ugh, don’t think I could do that. Care to elaborate? Just feel a big resurgence from Stanton next year? If they had been remotely close this year, I could see it, but Goldy just seems like a really safe bet to give you elite production. (stanton is #397, #107 in the last 30 days, Goldy is #6, #15 in the same league for me) Stanton gets hurt a lot and then sucks a lot of the time when he’s healthy. Even when he is hot, they just pitch around him so his stats are suppressed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He could be in Texas next year or New York or have players around him… Stanton has 45-homer power, maybe 3 other players have that…

  23. Rodney says:
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    Dynasty league. Kipnis OR Pedroia + Seager?

  24. Jack says:
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    wow, Sanford and Sons reference. awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Thanks!

  25. Frank White says:
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    Morning Fellas… I just dropped my streamer for now to pickup Bogaerts but now by tomorrow I’m gonna need a spot for streaming. I know you, Grey, said drop Kluber over Edwin J but I forgot to add Erasmo and Porcello. So who out of the 4 would you drop for a streamer position?? Is Erasmo even going to pitch through September?

    • Frank White says:
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      Right now in my 10 team in 2nd place with the most points. I have a good batting lineup so I have no bench cause I try to have as many pitchers as I can grab to shove down there throat every week cause it’s 20 points per win plus point for K and BB. I even dropped one of my closers last week so I can win that week and I might keep it like that for a bit. my pitchers are,
      Iwakuma
      Latos
      Cain
      Shelby Miller
      Porcello
      Erasmo
      Kluber
      Edwin J
      Samardzija
      Archer
      Cole
      Mujica

    • Harb says:
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      @Frank White:
      Erasmo is your cut. I’d rank them Kluber, Porcello, Jackson, Erasmo.

      I wouldn’t have cut Kluber for Edwin, but I’m a big Kluber fan. I also didn’t realize how well EJax had been pitching lately.

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks a lot buddy… Don’t mind me asking but do you help Grey n Razzball or just a user?? Also, Erasmo is 3-0. Is he just getting lucky or something, is there something wrong with him or is he not playing through september? I always drop guys like that then they end up killing it… Lol

        • Harb says:
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          @Frank White:
          Just a lowly razzball follower. Erasmo was an interesting sleeper for his rate stats, but he was always a league-average or worse K guy which limits his ceiling to something like a third SP. With the exception of Porcello, the other guys are giving you Ks and are producing right now.

          I imagine he’ll remain up through September though.

          • Frank White says:
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            Sup Grey… Do you agree with Herb after looking at my lineup?? Get rid of Erasmo?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  26. Matt says:
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    Wilhelmsen safe to drop?

    • The Thumb says:
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      @Matt: Yeah for a while now.

  27. ThaDeez says:
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    Good morning sirs,

    H2H points league… must win scenario…. 14 tm…. heavy on QS’s

    Nolasco is listed with 2 starts though it says he starts on a Wednesday… (is this true?)
    G. Cole vs MIA
    T. Cingrani vs SD

    Need to start 2… if Nolasco has 2 starts I will be rolling with him

    MUIST WIN!

    Thanks!

    • ThaDeez says:
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      @ThaDeez:
      It looks like Nolasco has 1 start @ STL, so that’s a no brainer sit…

      I also have Kazmir vs LAA

      So its 2/3 needed to start. Leaning toward both the rookies, but Kazmir is intriguing, he’s been pitching well since I scooped him off the wire

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @ThaDeez: G. Cole vs MIA
        T. Cingrani vs SD

  28. Yeshcheese says:
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    Thoughts on CLE Salazar’s recall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yeshcheese: Wouldn’t touch him vs. the Tigers

  29. Harb says:
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    Wright’s injury has resulted in me slotting Junior Lake at 3B. Moustakas is available – worth the add now that he’s showing signs of life, or is it just a hot streak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Harb: I’d go with Moose

  30. James Skrmetta says:
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    Great article Grey, making Monday a little easier.

    Getting Jayson Werth and Wade Miley for Coco Crisp and Addison Reed…thoughts?

  31. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Yo Grey/JB,
    Hope your weekends were great. Did you see Smurfs 2?
    My pitching is giving me a headache. Can you see any upgrades on dropping Medlen or a RP for the likes of Gaudin or Alex Wood?
    My staff right now:
    SP: Scherz, Gio, Kluber, Fister, EJax, Medlen, Haren, Cingrani, Bucholtz (DL)
    RP: Benoit, JHenderson, Rodney, Parnell.
    Thanks!

  32. The Strolg says:
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    From The New York Times hard hitting no holds barred interview of Matthew Berry:

    Q. What are your thoughts on the current state of fantasy sports journalism?

    A. It’s the best it’s ever been. Are there some sites and writers who are turning out subpar work? Of course. In particular, the mustached one. But for the most part, people are doing great, innovative things.

      • Fish says:
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        @Grey: Is it sad that I actually looked up to see if he said that???

        Also, instead of buying Grey daiquiris, I’m going to buy Snafu Larry’s new book. One for each room of the house.

  33. Lopes says:
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    Getting murdered by injuries, lost last week because of this Day to Day crap from Cabrera, CarGo and now Jennings… when will it stop?

    • Fish says:
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      @Lopes: When you’re murdered by an injury. I’ll go with the Maid in the bathroom and the candlestick.

  34. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey: H2H ROS, I can only keep one: Lynn or Burnett??

  35. Ralph says:
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    @Grey…

    Are either Nick Swisher or Todd Frazier dropable at this point?

  36. Joe says:
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    Ship off Donaldson to the Wright owner for BJ Upton? I don’t need the OF help (have McCutchen, Harper, Heyward, JUpton, Gordon) but I can really use the SB help so I’d probably rotate Gordon and BJ Upton depending how the week was going. I also have Alvarez at 3B and Bogaerts stashed so those would be my other 3B options assuming Bogaerts gets the call to play 3B soon. If not BJ Upton, he also has Bourn but I don’t think Donaldson would land me him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Sounds fine, you can probably get cheaper steals though

  37. low walk high k says:
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    Farquhar or Ziegler ros?

  38. Clint says:
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    So, in the last 48 hours I’ve opened up my largest lead all season in my 12 team roto league as 1st place holder, lost Wright for a month, and now might lose Han-Ram for a while as Glass Joe Kemp continues to take up DL space until September. Damn you fantasy gods! From the heart of hell, I stab at thee!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fernando Clandestine!

          • Serch says:
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            @Clint:
            @Grey: Jose Enrique Clandestine! Me and Grey are apparently Clandestine brothers

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Through our fathers — Bill Clandestine.

              • Serch says:
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                @Grey: Good ol’ Pops…remember how he used to love to wear those supershort gym shorts and long trenchcoat? Even during those hot Times Square nights! Ah, the memories!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Bill Clandestine only wore cammo gym shorts, he took his last name seriously.

                  • Serch says:
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                    @Grey: Ha! I’m picturing him as Mr. Roper Goes To Times Square …. you’re picturing him as Bill Murray Sneaking Up on the Gopher … you are fortunate not to have witnessed Dad’s pervy side

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Dadda told me you enjoyed that stuff… Do you still call him Dadda too? I miss our camping trips.

  39. The Episode of Growing Pains Where Mike Thought Boner Did Cocaine in the Bathroom says:
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    Points league – Would you start two start Dan Straily over Teheran at Was. or Fernandez vs. Colorado?

  40. Closer Whore says:
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    re: Farquhar

    ERA- 5.09
    FIP- 1.96
    xFIP- 2.13
    K/9- 13.5

    Maybe the Mariners actually have a stat geek helping them out? Maybe they’re just drunk and trolling everyone? The possibilities are endless!

  41. Sean says:
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    Not to get all nerdy with the stats (which means I’m about to get nerdy with the stats) but Farquhar, while having a 5 ERA, has a FIP of 1.96 and an xFIP of 2.13. His WHIP is a perfectly reasonable 1.25. So why is the ERA so high? Well, the strand rate is currently 53%, compared to a league average of about 70%. Walk rate is a tick high but compared to the rest of the bullpen it’s not unreasonable.

    Farquhar was also about the only reliever not implicated in the massive collapse to Boston (Wilhelmsen, Perez, and Medina all were) and that probably is the reason he got first crack, but since he’s probably Seattle’s best reliever, hopefully he will continue to get them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sean: Yeah, t’is is true

  42. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Hope you had a nice weekend.

    CC became available in my league. I drop Porcello in favor of CC. Worth the gamble?
    League: 12 teams, H2H, many teams loaded with SP.

    thanks for your comments.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Thanks! You too… Sure, try CC

  43. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    1) Leonys or Venable ROS?

    2) You hit on something with the Phillies – they are the new Twins, Mariners, etc. Stream anyone and everyone against them. Take it from a fan who sees them and reads about them daily: the old guys are playing as old as they look and the young guys are bringing nothing to the plate.

    3) Who would win a bacon-eating contest: Prince, Fat Adams or Bill Butler?

    4) Great stuff!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sixto Lezcano: Leonys 2) Yeah, they’re a mess 3) Prince is a vegetarian, so not him… Gotta go Adams, he has youth 4) Thanks!

  44. TKilla says:
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    Should I pick up Ross or Morneau in my UTIL spot this week for my H2H points league? Morneau is facing several LHP as he faces the White Sox & Royals and also has a double-header on Friday. Ross is facing all righties this week as he faces the Mets and Rays.

    • TKilla says:
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      @TKilla: BJ Upton is also in the mix as the Braves are all red hot

  45. Dkohn says:
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    Grey your mustache is my Shawshank, and your blog is my Redemption..song, it’s just so beautiful, but I got a question!

    Drop Medlen for Wood? I don’t trust Medlen anywhere anymore, do you?

    Any guess-dictions for the Atlanta rotation?

    Thanks!

    • Sixto Lezcano says:
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      @Dkohn: I debated this very same question this morning. While it makes sense, I just couldn’t pull the trigger on Medlen until I get the confirmation that he’s pen bound (and that Beachy doesn’t get hurt again which should happen in 3…2…1…). I actually went with an extra bat to hold onto both.

      If there’s some way to hold both Flat Billed Freak and Wood until a decision is made I’d do it.

      • Sixto Lezcano says:
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        @Sixto Lezcano: *** went without an extra bat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dkohn: Haha… I’d hold Medlen over Wood for now, but I do like Wood’s next start

  46. Christophe Lachance-Tardif says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Who should I pick up to replace Cruz of the waiver wire? Carl Crawford, Mclouth or Morse? in 12 teams ROS.

  47. Leroy says:
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    Hi Grey,

    This is my first year playing fantasy baseball and I’m unsure how to manage around my innings limit. I’ve built a really solid starting pitching staff led by Felix and Scherzer, and I’m tops in strikeouts and wins, as well as top three in ratios. Right now I’m projected to finish about 200 innings over the innings limit.

    My question is two-fold: how big of a problem is it to have that many innings at this point in the season, and what sort of strategy should I employ to maximize my remaining innings?

    My thoughts were to trade most of my starters for either closers or speed guys (currently sixth in saves and seventh in steals) and roll with just one starter (probably Max for the better W potential) and as many closers and I can get my hands on for the rest of the season.

    Is this strategy sound or silly?

    • Leroy says:
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      @Leroy: I should have mentioned that it’s a redraft league, so no keeper considerations.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Leroy: Trade your SPs immediately for pieces you need before it’s too late, I think it might already be though…

  48. Shake 'n Bake says:
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    Ryan Raburn or Dan Uggla for ROS?

    Nick Franklin, Xander Bogaerts, or Andrelton Simmons for ROS?

    Currently own Uggla and Franklin, but I only have 10 moves till playoffs. 6×6 h2h yahoo scoring.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shake ‘n Bake: Uggla… Simmons… I wouldn’t use a move on this though

  49. B says:
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    In a 12 team keeper league where you keep 5, I have Nellie Cruz and EverCab about to go dark. Other keeper choices at 3 more years are Gerrit Cole, Tony Cingrani, Xander Bogaerts, Chase Headley, Hyun-Jin Ryu (and Alex Gordon, Bumgarner and Jordan Zimmerman at 1 more year each). What 5 do you take? And does it include Nellie or EverCab (who, if I’m keeping them, will occupy ~50% of my bench for the rest of the season)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B: Bum, Zimm, Xander, Cole, Gordon

      • Z says:
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        @Grey: Assuming I make a trade and get something for the 1yr remaining on Bum or Zimm, who are the next 2-3 you would keep out of the original group (i.e. who comes after Cole and Gordon)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who are you getting? Are they not keeper possibilities?

          • Z says:
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            @Grey: Not sure. Was thinking if I could convert those 2 pitchers into 1 I can keep for 3 years, or maybe just for a stud for the stretch run… then who should I keep after Cole/Gordon?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Depends who you trade for

  50. EK says:
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    Rank for H2H:

    Wood vs MIA 13.5
    McCarthy vs NYM 12.8
    Kluber vs DET 12.0
    Erasmo vs MIL 9.9
    Quintana vs MIN 9.0
    Gee vs COL 7.9
    Jackson @ PHI 6.1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Wood, Kluber, Gee

  51. Jon says:
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    What are your expectations for Cobb once he returns? Think he can get back to his pre-concussion form quickly?

    Also, what about Milone? Quick stint in the minors or is he a guy I should move on from?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: No expectations… Move on…

  52. Ryan says:
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    This was just offered to me in my h2h dynasty league. I get ellsbury victorino domonic brown for aoki fielder urratia. I would move morse to 1b if I accept this. Anyway do u think this is a good move for me? Inwould instantly improve in avg sbs and probably most offensive cats.

    Il probably eventually make another move to upgrade at 1b if I do this. Maybe I can get hosmer or adrian gonzalez for jennings.

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

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

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: Cool thanks! Any particular reason why I should hold? Fielder just worries me a little. He’s never been the same ever since leaving Milwaukee.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Ryan: Fielder’s been fine, you can’t have Morse as a 1B in a deep league

          • Ryan says:
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            @Grey: if I can possibly turn jennings or soler/wheeler to trumbo, would this deal be worth doing?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

  53. curtis grabaman says:
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    Ivan Nova ,Wainwright or S. Miller for SP…

  54. Jon says:
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    Which of these guys do you like ROS, if any, for a CI/DH/bench spot?

    LoMo, Alonso, Adams, Moss, Lind, LaRoche, Frazier

    • Jon says:
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      Scratch Lind from that list – he’s no longer an option

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Laroche

  55. Wake Up says:
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    It used to be “Donny Baseball” but now it’s more like Donny, “Have you seen my bathe ball?”

    and Mark Ellis is giving A_Gon a piggy back ride all season cuz A_Gon (I write it like that now cuz he’s really lowered the bar) has been playing like he has his balls caught in his zipper…way to go out and replace James Loney with James Loney…If becoming TB’s 1B is the special sauce, then becoming the 1B for the Doyers, turns you into a light-power-high-average-type-franks-and-beans-lover…

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Wake Up: oh, and

      Yours,
      Trudy

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Wake Up: it does look like he’s running with a limp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: That’s awesome on A-Gon… I might have to steal that…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Take it, you can have it…just think of me every time you wake up (no, please don’t do that)…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I already do!

  56. Pete says:
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    Danny Salazar being called up to pitch against the tigers this Wednesday. You think he sticks in the rotation if he performs well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pete: Unlikely for now

  57. Ron says:
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    I currently have Alex Wood and he is the lowest man on the totem pole on my team. Without a full slate of games I have some open roster spots for tonight and Thursday.

    1) Should I drop him (and risk him getting scooped up by another team) for one of these guys as roster fill-in’s for two days this week?

    2) In what order should I grab them off the wire?

    Mike Moustakas, Michael Saunders or Cody Ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Ross

  58. t moore says:
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    Mr Grey: I have nothing to say

  59. Ollie says:
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    How strongly do you believe Segura is for real?

    14 team H2H points league, 4 keepers. Already keeping Scherzer because of where he was drafted and Wheeler. Trade was offered up. I’m in 2nd, he’s in 3rd. I give Liriano/Aybar for Segura/Beachy. I’m definitely considering it but it’s hard to sell high on Liriano when you look at what he’s done so far. And the fact that I’m in a pretty good spot for this year. I’m thinking that it’s too much. Either he gives me something better than Beachy or I send over a guy like Tillman/Gaudin.

    For next year, Wheeler/Segura would be my 10th/11th round picks.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Rodney says:
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      @Ollie: Segura side is infinitely better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ollie: Trade’s not really close..>Segura

  60. FillyP says:
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    So.. I’ve got 5 moves left on the year. Should I wait it out with Salvy? Or I could pick up: Mesoraco, Martin, Doumit, Avila, Salty. Blech.

    Also got Dom Brown coming back. Who should I shed? Straily, Ogando, Leake, Kluber, Wilhelmsen..

    Lost 1st place this week and I’m mad as hell!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FillyP: Martin… Straily or Leake depending on matchups

  61. Vottomatic says:
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    Does Wheeler this year kind of remind you what we also saw from Bauer’s debut last year- you know tons of K potential but terrible control and a high walk rate?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vottomatic: Not really… Bauer wasn’t usable ever

  62. Bunny says:
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    Do we love Gaudin vs Mil tonight?

  63. charlie batch says:
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    6 words: danny salazar

  64. royce! says:
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    Sean mentioned this above, but I’d like to add that Farquhars peripherals (k/9, xFIP, etc) are comparable to Kimbrel’s. a recent Lookout Landing post covered this recently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: Danny ain’t nothing to Farqwit!

  65. Mi'atch, Please! says:
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    If Parnell goes on the DL, who’s the guy to own in NY? Aardsvaark? Counselor LaTroy? Or…?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mi’atch, Please!: I grabbed Hawkins, but I don’t want either and may drop Hawkins before he sees action

  66. Bunny says:
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    Need innings. Who to drop for daily streaming:

    Nova
    Cingrani
    Ryu

  67. Brooklyn Bomber says:
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    Like the sun, some days you shine brighter than others. Today I can barely look at my screen it’s so blinding. Great post!

  68. JoeyBelle says:
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    Can I start any of Kluber, McAllister and/or Salazar vs the Miggy-less Tigers this week?

  69. Wilsonian says:
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    Who would you rather have in your lineup in H2H (H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG):

    C McCann
    1B Fielder
    2B Utley
    3B Longoria
    SS Tulo
    OF Jones
    OF Davis
    OF Marte
    UTIL C.Johnson
    UTIL Morales
    BN Hanley
    BN Jennings

    Utley or Altuve?
    C.Johnson or Werth?
    C.Johnson or Moose Tacos?
    Morales or Morneau?
    Morales or Moose Tacos?
    Any other combo of these gentlemen?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Wilsonian: Johnson’s gotta be one. He’s white hot. Then Werth or Altuve. Moose shouldn’t even be in the conversation.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Wilsonian: I’d go Werth. He’s more solid across all cats

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: drop Kendrys for Werth? What about Altuve, drop Utley for him, or stand pat?

  70. Allen says:
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    Need a middle reliever/win vulture. In a 12-team roto league where my innings are getting up there and wins are like a skinny porn star without tattoos — extremely rare and fought over constantly. Was looking at Cody Allen — any better suggestions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Allen: Allen’s solid

  71. Nomaspantalones says:
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    Great article, thank you. I was actually wondering when the next podcast would be, I’ve never listened to one before but yours was utterly outstanding and now I can’t wait for the next one.

  72. yoenis baller says:
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    Miguel Gonzalez, is he worth a flier in mixed leagues? taking on SD . Saw him on the wire??

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @yoenis baller: Maybe against SD. I woudn’t hold him.

  73. J!m Future says:
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    Sorry other Hanley owners, it’s all my fault. Every time I flip my extra MI, he gets hurt – and Saturday I dealt Miller/Porcello for Cespedes. (Which, given team needs/league particulars/Cespedes’ stat line to date, isn’t as horrible as it sounds, but still. Karma!) Here’s hoping for a clean MRI…

  74. Adam says:
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    Give up D.Price for C.Utley & A.Craig? Utley would replace gyrko at 2B and Craig would move De Aza out of a UTL spot.

    Would that leave me too thin at SP (Latos, Masterson, Samardzija, E.Santana, Cingrani, Norris, Cueto DL and Halladay DL)?

    I am currently in first place of H2H league by 3.5 games.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Adam: I wouldn’t

      • Adam says:
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        What about Segura & Craig instead – I would then move Zobrist from SS to 2B?

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Adam: That’s a lot better but I don’t know if it’s worth it. Your pitching is going to be hurting, but if your offense is that hurting….

          De Aza is solid. I would try to get a cheaper 2B.

  75. royce! says:
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    There is a long, awesome word for asserting something while maintaining that you are or will not make such an assertion. The example I was given for it was Anthony’s “I came to bury Caesar, not praise him” speech. I have been trying to remember the word for years, and your writing often reminds me to try again. Any ideas?

    • royce! says:
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      @royce!: I figured it out. I was thinking of “apophasis” — “A rhetorical term for the mention of something in disclaiming intention of mentioning it–or pretending to deny what is really affirmed. Adjective: apophatic. Similar to paralepsis and praeteritio.” So quit being apophatic about Donaldson.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @royce!: it’s too early for this….nerds

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @royce!: HAHA… Awesome word!

  76. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    Drop Todd Frazier for Paul Konerko?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @TysonFrozenChicken: you can drop Todd Frazier for a flaming bag of dog s**t….and it would perform better

  77. R.J. says:
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    I’m in 4th place in a 16 team roto league. There’s a lot of potential volatility in ERA and WHIP in the standings which I am trying to capitalize on. I have been offered Madison Bumgarner for my Pedro Alvarez. I’m ok, not great, in the HR rankings and have Chase Headley as my other 3B option. Would you pull the trigger here? Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @R.J.: I’d take Bum

  78. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, need to start three of the following. Who do you like (SON in parentheses).

    Garza @ hou (12.6)
    Ejax @ phi, @ stl (9.6)
    Peavy @ kc ( 13.2)
    Miller vs lad (16.3)
    Tehran @ was (5.2)

    Also, who do you like this week between Farquhar (3 vs tor, 3 vs mil) and Ziegler (2 vs tb, 3 vs nym).

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Herschel: Garza, Peavy, MIller… Ziegler

  79. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    2 pitcher questions for today:

    1. Start Minor @ WAS?
    2. Start Kluber vs. DET?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @ChiliCheeseConey: 1. I am. He’s so hot right now.
      2. I am if Miggy is out.

  80. Ralph says:
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    @Grey…

    Can Nick Swisher or Todd Frazier be dropped at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph: You asked above

  81. Slam says:
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    Pretty much out of the running in my keeper league with wright out now. Have migsy ($62 to keep) and Scherzer (15 to keep). Was offered segura ($2) cespedes ($10) and Cingrani ($1). Budget 265 league counts slugging obp and QS in addition to 5×5. Is that a terrible trade for me? I’m keeping Adam jones ($13), DOMONIC brown ($1), possibly wright $27 and maybe Jordan Zimmerman $13. Is that trade crazy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slam: I’d take Segura

  82. Adam says:
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    Weekly league…..real close saves race, and i’m trying to decide on who should be my 3rd closer for this upcoming week only.

    Frieri or Farquhar??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Farquhar

  83. The Fan says:
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    Hey who do you like better for this week; Pablo “Panda” Sandoval, Chase Headley, Chris Johnson or Mike Moustakas?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @The Fan: Johnson. He has like 800 hits in the last 10 games.

      • Whiskey Diet says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: I didn’t realize it until last night, but only Miggy has a higher batting average than C. Johnson among hitters with at least 300 AB’s.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Whiskey Diet: I’ve been saying that in the posts for the last 2 weeks

  84. Harris says:
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    First off thanks again for last week’s advice. I had decided I could stand no more of Justin Upton’s 2-28 10k’s, and your Guru told me to give him one more week. 39 points later I was league high.. This week three questions. H2H league 6 starters. Wainwright and Locke have two starts, Felix and Garza@Houston look good to me. Do I go with Strailey’s two starts @Cinn and @Toronto? other options Zimmerman, Colon, AJ Griff and Eovaldi. I’m thinking Wainy,Locke,Felix,Garza,Strailey,and Zimmeman. Two other quickies, R.Martin or W.Rosario and do I go with Jansen or Uehara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Harris: Wain, Locke, Felix, Garza, Zimm, Colon… Rosario…Jansen

  85. flanwagon says:
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    Drop Travis Wood for Alex Wood? Also, would you go Pergo laminate wood or real hardwood flooring?

    • Tio says:
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      @flanwagon:

      I would… Alex is on a better team and I think the second half regression is starting to hit Travis.

  86. Dileo says:
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    Hey Grey-

    I passed on the Dread Pirate for Sherzer deal last week after Matt Moore went on DL and I didnt want to trade my ace. Same guy offered Alf Soriano for Jo-fer. Worried about How many more strts we get from him (6-8from my math). Given I need an OF , is Soriano fair value? If I can pry Des Jennings instead , is that a no brainer?

    Or do I re-kindle Sherzer for Cutch….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dileo: Try for Desmond… I’d take McCutchen if you need an OF

      • Dileo says:
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        I got him to do Jennings for Jo-Fer…..Thanks for the help!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  87. Russ says:
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    Ok Grey this is a trade I was offered. I’m in a 10 team NL only league and I’m currently a few points back in 2nd. I need Wins and SBs and I’m crushing everyone with four closers and lots of power. I need Wins badly.

    He gives me:
    Carlos Gomez
    Tyler Chatwood

    For my
    Carl Crawford
    Jim Henderson

  88. Fireball Feliz says:
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    F*****g Fife! Start Greinke? Gosh Darn’t that shizz

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        @Grey: So start and keep fingers crossed? I was planning on starting him but wanted ole Grey’s opinion

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it!

  89. Black & White says:
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    Gonna drop Porcello b/c I need a catcher replacement for Yadi. Who am I picking up?

    Arencibia
    Gattis
    Salty
    Avila
    Castro
    Martin

    Thanks in advance

  90. Sniff Test says:
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    Thanks for taking questions every day. Razzball helped me make my playoffs when my team was in a tailspin. SON saved the day. Creeper of the week helped too. Hitter Tron is a savior for a dude in 15 team league.

  91. Hank says:
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    If I am giving up this season in a keeper league, is it crazy to trade freeman and pedro alvarez for Kemp?

    • Whiskey Diet says:
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      @Hank: Yes. I’d keep Freeman there.

      • Matt says:
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        @Whiskey Diet: Okay what about Freeman vs. Darvish, vs. Sale?

  92. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:
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    not getting lack of LOVE for farquhar.
    last 15: in 11.2 IP: 2H/18K/4BB/0.00ERA/0.51WHIP
    SEASON: 1.96FIP/2.13XFIP
    picked him up AUG 1, before his first save!
    (awaiting ‘i told you so’ when he reverts to pre-ASB numbers):-)

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @simply fred:

      Fred, how’s the streaming?

      • Simply Fred

        simply fred says:
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        @OaktownSteve: hit 179 GS Aug 2.

        current stats:
        1133 K (good chance of staying top of league)
        74 W (woeful, currently top, will fall dramatically)
        75 SV
        3.413 ERA (projecting 3.20 end of season)
        1.219 WHIP (projecting 1.18 end of season)

        in 10.2 IP from rp/mr yesterday: 10K/1W/1SV/0.84/0.66 (nice!, but lucky)

        (saving the last GS to load up last day of season with full slate of starters)

  93. Matt says:
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    Damn, almost gave up Addison Russell for Cruz in dynasty. Good thing I traded for Alex Gordon, oh wait him playing is worse than a zero

  94. papasmurf says:
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    Yesterday I had Eovaldi, Kazmir, and Doubront going! I would like to say that it was a Streamer’s Delight but they are my regular SPs hahaha. Oh wait, that means my team sucks.

    The team with the best chance of catching the leading team traded R Soriano to the leading team for Ecab… The leading team had only one hole – saves – and an abundance of SBs, so he plugged a hole without losing anything.

    The second place team could use steals. Problem solved. Oh wait.

    I don’t understand why he would help out the team he needs to catch. Surely he could have gotten steals from another team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  95. acd123 says:
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    Hey Grey, do you like any of these Waiver wire players more than Reddick, Konerko, B.Miller(SEA), Gyorko, Jeter, Weeks? (REdraft, non keeper, 12 team, roto 5×5)
    They are : Ross, Raburn, Belt, Span, Smoak, Jay, B.Crawford, L.Scott, Iglesia, Marisnick, Calhoun, Shuck
    (infos: I don’t have a set need, need a bit of everything to stay afloat.)
    Thank you for your Fantasy contributions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross, Shuck, Calhoun… Reddick, Gyorko, Jeter

  96. JB says:
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    Farquhar or Frieri ROS? Which one might have better keeper value if at all? Thanks!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @JB: You shouldn’t be keeping closers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Farquhar, they’re not keepers

      • JB says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks to both of you.

  97. Eddy says:
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    I got about a big a lead as I can in the league I’m losing Nellie. Also have Jennings and CarGo there, so the last week has me a bit worried for my future there.

    I’m going to miss Nellie. First time I owned him, looked to be on a 35-HR pace.

    I wish he could appeal just for today. He was 11-for-16 with 4 HR off Jerome Williams.

    (sad emoticon)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  98. Titsburgh Feelers says:
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    Crisp has been an abomination on my bench, drop em for Jay or Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross if you don’t need steals

  99. OaktownSteve says:
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    Well, well my apophatic friend. I can’t help myself. I have to take the Donaldson bait. Slumping yes. On season 8th rated 3rd baseman ahead of Albright poster boy Machado and his whopping 10 homers. In all honesty though, Son of Donald needs a few days off. The A’s are slumpy. I’d avoid streaming their offense until they fog a mirror.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Apophatic, eh? He has been a mess recently though, you have to admit this…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I do have to admit it. A’s are stinko right now. It’s the lowest energy level I’ve seen from this team in the Melvin era. One problem is Reddick was their energy guy last year but he sucks so bad he’s in a perma-funk.

        They should have held on to Gomes. Part of the Tampa emerging teams of the late aughts. He moves to Oakland, they win the division. Moves to Boston and they are top of the division. Or how about Inge? Detroit, Oakland and now best record in baseball (!) Buccos. How about Swisher on the Tribe? Baseball is such a long season. Every team needs those guys.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Krispie doesn’t seem to be the spark plug they may have envisioned…

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Donaldson is 10th. Machado is 7th. In standard yahoo.

  100. Vince says:
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    Good morning Grey :) I’ve been offered J-Zim for my Cespedes in my H2H league (12 teams, 5×5, Non keeper). Here’s my actual lineup :

    C: Lucroy
    1B: Fielder
    2B: Zobrist (SS, OF)
    SS: Asdrubal
    3B: Longoria
    OF: McCutchen
    OF: Adam Jones
    OF: Cespedes
    Util: Heyward
    Bench: Fowler
    Bench: BJ Upton

    SP: Wainwright, Lee, Scherzer, Garza, Teheran, Cingrani, Kluber
    RP: Jansen, Henderson, Melancon
    DL: Matt Moore

    So, would you give Cespedes for J-Zim ? I could counter with my Cespedes and Asdrubal for his Tulo and then I’d have an open spot in my lineup to either pick up a SP like Kazmir or Porcello (both have great schedules for the H2H playoffs), or just stream SPs with good matchups… Which one would you do, if any ?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Vince: You don’t need Zimmermann there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold with Zimm, and take Tulo

    • Vince says:
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      @Vince: Cool, thanks guys!

  101. Josh says:
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    Would you add Xander Bogaerts as a stash? Heard he may be called up soon.. But the problem is who to drop? I have a lot of pitchers but I don’t think it would be a good idea to drop Francisco Liriano – but I’m deep at SP I could afford it here’s the rest of my staff: David price , Matt Harvey, Cole Hamels, Jordan Zimmerman , Zack Grenike & at the RP because he’s RP/SP eligible is Kyle Kendrick & my closer is Craig Kimbrell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Kendrick

      • The Fan says:
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        @Grey: I was going to, but then I’m back to square one because then I’d need to drop someone for my other RP slot. the person the offesnse side on my roster I was looking as a candidate to drop is Adam Dunn

        • The Fan says:
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          @The Fan: if I started two closers in the RP spot or already had a SP/RP pitcher in the relief spot I would’ve sent Kendrick packing! lol

  102. flanwagon says:
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    Kelly Johnson or Raburn, now and for near future?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither… Johnson

  103. Pete says:
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    Hitter-tron likes Konerko this week. Worth dropping Morse for him? Alonso and Smoak are options too. 12 team H2H points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Morse for Konerko

  104. Eddy says:
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    Now that I’ve grieved for Cruz, gotta turn my attention to Rangers OF.

    Is there an immediate add there now that a spot opens up?

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy:

      Also, Torii or Werth ROS? OBP league.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hunter

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @Eddy: It’s more than likely gonna be Engel Beltre. Trust this Rangers fan, he’s nothing to get excited about

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Fireball Feliz: Most likely it will be Gentry. Though E. Beltre has some upside if he can stop being a bonehead. He cant get you fantasy stats from the minors though, and that is probably where he stays

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really, can add Profar if you like

  105. Teblow! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Would Porcello be worth adding if it meant I dropping either Millone or Erasmo? If so, please let me know which one.

    Any word on Gonzalez (Cuban SP)?

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Teblow! says:
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      @Teblow!: Or perhaps adding Rienzo instead of Porcello.

      Any assistance would be greatly appreciated Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Erasmo… No new word from what I’ve heard

  106. Silky says:
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    Which hot bat should I add for my UTIL spot this week out of Ethier, Venable, BJ, Leonys, Jay, Rasmus or Morneau? I don’t have any specific needs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Venable

  107. JFK says:
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    Hey Grey, whaddya say…hope everyone had an excellent weekend!

    Fastforwarded to the bottom, so apologies if any of these are repeats, but with my playoff hopes on the line against an opponent w/a strong rotation, do you sit any of these arms where every cat (Wins/Losses/Ks/ERA/WHIP) is going to be a dogfight?

    Masterson vs. Verlander (have both)
    Fister vs. Indians
    Beachy vs. Marlins
    Lackey vs. Royals

    Definitely rolling out Iwa against the Blue Jays and Brewers, Felix against the Blue Jays, and Lackey against the ‘Stros…most concerned about Beachy, Verlander and Masterson (in that order).

    Thoughts?…and thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! That first matchup is a mess… I might bench both… I’d start the other 3 definitely…I don’t know home or away though for any of these

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey:

        Yup, that first matchup looks primed for some football scores (although, the Indians will probably score more than the Browns would); I might roll the dice w/Masterson, though, if the Tigres are still Miggy-less.

        Verlander @ Cleveland/Masterson @ Home
        Fister @ Cleveland
        Beachy @ Home
        Lackey @ KC

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d start both in Cleveland and pray, could see benching them though… It could be a 8-7 game…

          • JFK says:
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            @Grey:

            Guess I’ll see how today’s games go…and stock up on a case of tequila for tomorrow’s matchup.
            Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cool

  108. Aero says:
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    Moustakas over Arenado while waiting for Miggy to heal up?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Aero: Arenado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  109. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Who do you like ROS between R.Davis, Peter Bourjos, and Cody Ross? I could use a bit of steals too haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai

  110. Mike says:
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    Drop Adam Dunn for Xander Bogaerts ? I’ve been using Dunn at utility

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  111. Dan says:
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    I just got offered Verlander for my Hosmer and Jordan Zimmerman. Should I accept?

    I can pick up a guy like Arenado to start in the time being. I can then trade Asdrubal and maybe Bourn as well for a 1B/3B to start the rest of the season.

    C: McCann
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Cano
    3B: Zim
    SS: Asdrubal
    1B/3B: Hosmer
    2B/SS: Kipnis
    OF: Cutch
    OF: Ajax
    OF: Puig
    OF: Heyward
    Util: Hamilton
    Bench: Bourn
    Bench: Franklin
    Bench: Bogaerts

    SP: Felix, Bumgarner, J-Z, Latos, Greinke, Medlen
    RP: Reed, Perkins, Parnell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  112. smegma says:
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    Which trade makes my team better? 12 team H2H points league favors power hitting.

    1. My Cuddy/Molina for his Cespedes/Mauer. Swap for UT and C positions.

    2. My Bautista/Craig/Molina for his Trout/Napoli/J.Parker? Upgrade at OF but lose value at UT position because my Cuddy would go to IF and Crisp would come off bench to start. His other decent pitchers are CC and Verlander but not sure he’d give either up (or if I’d want them). I tried Cuddyer instead of Craig but so far no dice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 3. Go for it

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey: lol thanks Grey – do u like 1 or 2 better? I can’t do both because they both have me sending Molina.

  113. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Jonathan Villar has 21 k’s in 49 AB’s. Like my dad used to tell me in little league…No one’s gonna want a 3B who strikes out a lot with no power. So I moved to SS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  114. Shawn of the livid says:
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    I have to replace Wright at 3rd. My choices are Arenado, Kelly Johnson, or Moustakas ( I guess ). Whos the best of that bunch? I’m leaning Johnson, but Moustakas could make a rebound and Arenado could start showing people why hes a top prospect.

    Grey, Razzballers, anyone?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Shawn of the livid: Arenado for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  115. Adam says:
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    Shelby miller or garza ROS?
    Shelby miller or homer bailey ROS??
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Miller for either

  116. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Shallow H2H league, 10 pitching cats, 1 win per cat, limited moves (9 left this yr). I’m in 1st and have a relatively favorable schedule, but want to preserve my lead and add an asset for the playoffs. Carrying 3 closers, 2 MR and 5 SP. Looking to dump Wilhelmsen (who was my 4th closer) for either a SP or another closer. My remaining opponents all carry 3 closers and 5+ SP. Of the available SP, the ROS Player Rater likes Beachy (17.4) and Haren (15.0) way more than the other options, but hates guys like Archer (-19.5), Cingrani (-25.5) Joe Kelly (-18.8) and Tillman (-14.8). Grab one of them, or just pick up Henderson, Brothers or Gregg so I have SV and HLD locked up every week? The limited moves thing really sucks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Henderson

  117. k claw says:
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    what’re your thoughts on this trade that was sent to me. Jeff locke and a 3rd round pick next year for masterson and a 5th rounder. Keep in mind my team is not even close to being in the playoff hunt. so basically my question is if you think masterson is keeper worthy or if its worth making the trade for a boost in draft picks

    thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Masterson side

  118. Juice_0321 says:
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    Currently in 1st place and up 6 games. Got offered Matt Harvey today for Teheran and Melancon. Do I even think of making this trade? I have Paps, Mujica, and Chapman as CL. I know Harvey is going to be shut down early and I am liking Teheran’s chances of winning more. I have Miller, Peavy, Scherzer, Moore and Burnett.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  119. Fish says:
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    Hey Grey, do you know if Everth Cabrera is accepting his suspension? Just got dropped in my league and wanted to know if I should add him or not?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He accepted it

  120. JFK says:
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    Also, wanted to run these recent trades by you and ascertain whether they adequately filled holes, or opened up any new ones?
    Was looking to add pop and speed, while getting value for next season; atm, potential keepers (can keep four) look to be: Gomez (18th), Myers (19th), Machado (20th) and Bogaerts (21st), with Iwakuma (15th) or Reed (15th) also under consideration.

    My AJax/Kinsler/Verlander + 13th & 16th round picks for his Altuve/Gomez + 10th & 13th round picks. (Gomez is an 18th round keeper, AJax is a 20th round keeper, while none of the others are keeper-eligible).

    My Pence/Wheeler + 7th round pick for his Stanton/Fister + 9th round pick. (Pence is a 12th round keeper, Wheeler is a 21st round keeper and Fister is a 10th round keeper, while Stanton is not keeper-eligible).

    Current lineup: C – Lucroy/1B – Freeman/2B – Kinsler/3B – Machado/SS – Miller/OFs – AJax, Pence, Myers/Utility – Carpenter/Bench – Bogaerts
    Current SPs: Felix, Iwakuma, Verlander, Masterson, Wheeler, Lackey, Beachy
    Current RPs: Johnson, Reed, Brothers, Farquhar
    DL: Madson, Crain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold on both

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey:

        Haha, d’oh…trades have been accepted and look like they’re going through.
        So, with this new lineup, what needs fixin’?

        C – Lucroy/1B – Freeman/2B – Altuve/3B – Machado/SS – Miller/OFs – Gomez, Myers, Stanton/Utility – Carpenter/Bench – Bogaerts
        SPs – Felix, Iwakuma, Masterson, Lackey, Fister, Beachy
        RPs – Johnson, Reed, Brothers, Farquhar
        DL – Crain, Madson

        I’ll have an extra roster spot after the trades and Beachy is droppable for me if he doesn’t do well in his next start – possible grabs would be Ian Kennedy, EJax, Brett Cecil, Joe Kelly, Putz, Axford, Mazzaro, Tommy Hunter, BJ Upton.
        Any of those guys look like worthy additions?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Could see after Felix your starting pitching give you fits…

          • JFK says:
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            @Grey:

            Yup, that’s been an issue most of the season…which two would you want from this group: Kennedy, EJax, Kelly, Erasmo, Porcello, McCarthy, Ogando or Alex Wood?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t know their matchups… I’d go game by game…

              • JFK says:
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                @Grey:

                Unfortunately, I only have ten moves left for the rest of the season, so streaming isn’t an option…this would be a grab and hold w/fingers crossed for the next four weeks.
                Leaning EJax and Kelly, though I’m having a hard time choosing the latter over Wood and Kennedy.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh… Jackson, Kennedy

                  • JFK says:
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                    @Grey:

                    Awesomesauce…thanks for your patience on that one!
                    Have an excellent Monday!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You too!

  121. MasterofGrond says:
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    Public service announcement: I’m streaming Gaudin tonight, so everyone who like their ratios needs to bench him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh boy

      • MasterofGrond says:
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        @Grey: Yeah my pitching has been pretty stellar this year (LOVE YOU MAX AND MADBUM), but streaming has been awful across the board. Wish I was a little less desperate for starts but Masterson v DET and Burnett @Col are even worse.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya… I was about to stream Guthrie today but just dropped him, couldn’t bring myself to it… I am streaming Perez though…

  122. Crumpy says:
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    Gotta replace Cruz. Any thoughts on who to pick from this bunch: Saunders, Venable, Calhoun, Ross, Yelich?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Venable for a few days

  123. the tone ranger says:
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    hi ho grey!
    can you rank these doodes in the dynasty sense

    rizzo, machado, xander, dom brown, upton, wil myers, oscar taveras, yelich

    thansk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers, Machado, Rizzo, Xander

  124. fitz says:
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    Trying to take advantage of an owner losing Peralta and there are no viable replacments on waivers.

    Is this offering too much?

    Ian Desmond/Choo/J. Upton/Junior Lake for Miguel Cabrera/W. Myers

    I would have to hope Xander gets called up soon and plays well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s a bit much

  125. Aero says:
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    Jesus Montero suspended in the biogenesis ‘scandal’ … you’d think he bat wouldn’t have gotten him demoted this year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  126. AJ says:
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    VIillar has been really stinkin it up!! Give him time or is this what he is? Cuz im ready to drop him..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As I said when he’s called up, he’ll probably strikeout a lot and won’t hit for a good average…

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: coo ill drop thanks…well since i picked him for speed ill drop…so who u got Ros Leonys or Rajai?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rajai

  127. Matt says:
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    Sorry for taking so much time with this one but here goes:

    In first in dynasty

    Third place guy wants Rajai. He offered Koji and Stubbs. He can gain pts in standings but wont catch me. Koji would replace Frieri but I have betancourt coming back.

    So do I keep rajai since he has been the man or take the deal since the drop off from rajai to stubbs isnt that much?

    5×5 league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  128. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    with bastardo done for the year, who is the handcuff if Pappelbon gets moved through waivers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No one really… Maybe De Fratus

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: hhhmm, sounds like something you would have for breakfast

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That is better for you than it tastes…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: but mom, this WHIP tastes terrible

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  129. OaktownSteve says:
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    Who do y’all like for short day all-stars today? Aforementioned Gomes, Salty, Moreland, Brett Wallace, Profar if he gets a start available in my league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I grabbed Smoak and have a few going against Dickey

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Moreland is always a solid play when a righty is on the mound. I have Wallace going in a couple of leagues today. He’s been sneaky good lately and is probably freely available due to where he plays. Pierzynski should be hitting third moving forward due to the Cruz suspension. Good RBI play. Wilson Ramos might be worth a stream today – he’s 3/4 with a HR against Minor. There’s no shame in plugging a catcher into your utility slot on a short schedule day, despite the fact that many are wired not to do so.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Big Magoo:

        Moreland is in a warming trend.

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          yeah .
          he’s so hot that , after last night’s home run ,
          he may move up to the 8th spot in the batting order .

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha!

    • WWGaudinD? says:
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      @OaktownSteve: i grabbed ajp in the rcl. Wallace was a choice but hes TURRible against lefties.

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @WWGaudinD?: Wallace faces Lackey tonight, I believe

        • WWGaudinD? says:
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          @Big Magoo: aww shizznoodles.. i thought it was lester for some reason. Oh well.. im still gonna roll with AJ…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @WWGaudinD?:

        AJ unavailable.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I just grabbed Gomes. The Tron has him at $22 FWIW

  130. Prince George says:
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    Hi Grey, H2H weekly points league. Pick 2 of these 3 SP’s for QS’s : Cain at home vs. Milw & Balt; Kluber at home vs. Det & LAA; or Porcello at NYY. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Porcello

  131. 'Topes says:
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    Who’s the handcuff for Parnell if he goes to the DL?

    Hawkins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Him or Aardsma

  132. Tricky Eyed Timmy says:
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    Looking at a trade for my Donaldson and Myers for Macho Manny and Daniel Murphy in a 6×6 14 team league. I was relatively stacked at OF (Jennings, Bruce, Soriano, Fowler, Cruz (RIP friend)) and in dire need of a 1b (Murphy has eligibility in my league) with Scott floundering the past couple weeks. Manny and Donaldson is a wash for the most part, and the only thing I’m hesitating on is losing Myers with the Cruz news. Any thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  133. Adam says:
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    Garza or homer bailer ROS?
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

  134. Adam says:
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    I need to pick one for this Wednesday
    Shelby miller at home vs dodgers or pitch
    Homer bailey at home vs Oakland (colon pitching)
    Thx!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

  135. Mel says:
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    Grey-
    Working on one last trade before the deadline.

    Top 3 in order, ROS: Sale, Liriano, Weaver, Burnett, Kuroda

    I know what the player rater says. But what do *YOU* think.

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver, Sale, Kuroda

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Mel: depends on what the price is, if you are trying to acquire I would go Burnett, Liriano, Kuroda, Weaver, Sale based on value

      If you are trying to figure out who to move then i would go Sale, Weaver, Kuroda, Liriano, Burnett for what you can get in a return. I’m not sold om Sale pitching out all the way til the end, he screams shut down candidate

      • Mel says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: What I’m giving up is already determined (Bautista). I’m out in front by 20 HR, so can probably live with a free agent replacement bat there. I get to choose from 2 of the above pitchers in exchange (I’m way behind in games started!).

        Sounds like I should ask for Sale and Weaver.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Mel: yeah, if you’re giving up Joey Bats, I was thinking if it was determined what bat was leaving then move a lower one for Burnett and Liriano or Kuroda and maximize your value. I’m still sticking with Sale not pitching through the end of the year

  136. EK says:
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    Rank for H2H:

    Haren vs PHI 13.9
    Masterson vs DET 10.8
    Capuano vs TB 11.9
    Gee vs COL 7.9
    Delgado vs NYM ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip flop Gee and Capuano then it’s right

  137. Adam says:
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    Headley or arenado ROS?
    Bj upton,raja Davis, or Eric young ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado… Rajai

  138. alejandro says:
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    Hi Grey!!
    Need help to decide…Starlin castro o Jurrickson Profar ROS?

    I’m not droping Castro, but can try profar. I need a boost in my line up.

    Tnxs!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro

      • alejandro says:
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        @Grey:

        Tnxs man!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  139. Steve says:
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    Does Ziegler keep his closer job? I need to trade one – Ziegler or Henderson? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Ziegler

  140. Sniff Test says:
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    Is anyone else afraid of Kluber against the Tigers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  141. Swat290 says:
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    Well we are 5 weeks out till the playoffs start. I’m sitting in first place and it’s all thanks to Razzball. If I do win this thing, I will be sending you guys a bit of my stache as thanks. Don’t mind the white powder, it’s just a bit of coke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  142. EK says:
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    Start E. Jax in a 10 team H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  143. Coco Crisp's Fro says:
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    Grey- ya blogs da best brother! Quick humor, I like dat. What’s the deal with Dee Gordon? Think he’ll ever get another shot this year. He’s looking much better in AAA. What about Chris Owings? Worth a pickup in a 20 team dynasty league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Coco Fro! I picked up Gordon in one league yesterday when Hanley went down where I need steals, but will drop him if Hanley returns quickly, I’d ignore Owings for now…

  144. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    peralta @SF
    Miley vs TB
    pick one
    both have been mostly very good lately. i’m guess for wed santiago vs NYY is another good stream, after i’ve picked one of the first 2.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wily…

  145. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    the team in 1st in 16 teamer beat me back to erasmo, even with his terrible stats, (other than k/bb, and k per 9). damn.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: i grabbed rienzo. dude just needs to get rid of 6 walks in 13 innings.

  146. goodfold2 says:
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    yep, brad miller’s got 2b now. Now i can bench 2 out of gyorko/wallace/dj lemehieu/miller if i want to. or even aybar, but probably not doing that, except for when he faces darvish this week.

  147. Hotlanta says:
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    Lester and Crawford for D Jennings and cashner- what side do you like better?

    Also what do you think about cashner IP limit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings… Cashner has an innings limit? According to what news report?

      • Hotlanta says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  148. goodfold2 says:
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    aardvark has been terrible, hawkins would appear the solid choice at NYM town; is their manager known for being an idiot or not before I pick up the solid choice of Hawkins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I grabbed Hawkins, but he’s a cuddle boy…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: yeah, he’s actually listed in the definition.

  149. herschel says:
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    @Grey: I grabbed Farquhar and subsequently wilhemsen and perez were both dropped and medina is available on the ww. just lost bastard to roids, which one of those guys do you think i should back farquhar up with?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @herschel: that looks like medina.

  150. Fish says:
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    Hey Grey, H2H Yahoo, who do you like ROS? My Jo-Fer for his Ryan Zimmerman?

    I currently only have Todd Frazier with 3B eligibility and have tons of SP.

  151. sanfran1966 says:
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    Middy in da house tonight

  152. OaktownSteve says:
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    The Giambino getting a rare start. Somewhat interested in the RCL where I’m chasing HRs.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I streamed Moreland today, Matt Dominguez might be an interesting streamer, kills it at home this year

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate:

        I’m interested to see who Boston has in their line up. Rook lefty making second start for Houston. Was good in his first. Sawks have a way of jumping on young pitching.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
          2. Shane Victorino (S) RF
          3. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
          4. David Ortiz (L) DH
          5. Mike Napoli (R) 1B
          6. Jonny Gomes (R) LF
          7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia (S) C
          8. Stephen Drew (L) SS
          9. Brandon Snyder (R) 3B

  153. Nick says:
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    Verlander + Puig For Strasburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg, depends on needs

      • Nick says:
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        @Grey:

        What about in a keeper league?

        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Strasburg

  154. Nightpandas says:
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    Happy Natal day from Nova Scotia……

    Keeper league trade: offered Tulo / Gordon / Shields for Segura / Choo / Scherzer

    1.which side you Likey?
    2. What if Scherzer replaced with H Bailey

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Nightpandas: Alex Gordon that is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      To you as well! 1. Segura side 2. Tulo side

  155. Jon says:
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    Archer or Erasmo ROS? Who do you like more in 2014 and beyond?

    I can add one of those two from my minor league roster for the stretch run, but it would mean they’re no longer a free keeper (still could keep them, just in place of another SP). Trying to decide if that’s worth it for either guy, or if I should stream shmoes like Kendrick, Quintana, Peralta…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo… I’d stream…

  156. bossmanjunior says:
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    Based on the comments, if Jason Castro is available, he’s the best pick up at catcher. At least over guys like Martin, Avila, and AJ.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  157. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Up until about two weeks ago, Farquhar’s Wu-Tang name could’ve been WHIP Killa or simply Shizza. He might have earned an upgrade to Da Shizza now though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Big Magoo: C.R.E.A.M. Closers Rule Everthing Around Me, Saves is the money, closers closers get saves y’all

  158. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Parnell most likely to DL, what’s the pecking order?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aardsma or Hawkins… I went latter first

  159. TKilla says:
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    Just accepted my Kipnis for his Masterson since he no longer has ECab.. I have Lawrie to plug in at 2nd now. Is this a good trade for me or was Kipnis too much to give up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it, could be fine…

  160. Charles says:
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    You like Medlen @WAS or Ryu @StL? Losses are an additional category.

    • sanfran1966 says:
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      @Charles:

      Not Ryu in St Lou, IMO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Medlen

  161. harbinger says:
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    Losing cargo it appears, surprise surprise. At least I have myers to slip into his spot.

    Best utility player? Please rank ros, I could use a few steals out of that spot.

    Laroche, Bj, fowler, morse, liberal

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche

  162. Burt Macklin says:
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    Keeper league Q, and I am out of contention:

    I can trade Kershaw (hefty salary, I would not keep him) for either Archie Bradley or Wheeler (at minimum salaries). Pull the trigger? If so, which young pitcher (AB or ZW) is a better add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why not hold Kershaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler if you really can’t keep Kershaw

      • Burt Macklin says:
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        @Grey: Oh I definitely could keep him, but his salary is outrageous. I’d like to bring back more than just one prospect for him – will hold out for mo’

        Thanksh!

  163. hankp says:
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    Give up my Lynn, Melancon and Ziegler for Shields and Peavy? My remaining bullpen would be Benoit, Parnell and Betancourt with a few guys like Robertson floating around on the wire. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  164. Mustache ride says:
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    At my utility slot; Adam Dunn or Victorino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Victorino

  165. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league, keep 5.
    I need to decide what to do with Everth Cabrera. I’m well out of contention this year, so it doesn’t hurt to hold onto him.
    on this team, would Everth be considered a keeper.
    CA- WRosario. 1B- LaRoche. 2B- Gyorko. 3B- Machado. SS- ECabrera. IN- Rendon.
    OF- Rios. OF- Victorino. OF- Dunn. OF- GJones. UT- Hardy.
    BN- LScott, Tejada, Dyson, Colebello, Mayberry.
    DL- Willingham. DL- Bourjos. DL- Perez. DL- Blanks.
    SP- Price. SP- Bumgarner.
    RP- Jansen. RP- Ziegler.
    P- Liriano. P- DeLaRosa. P- Arroyo. P- Milone.
    BN- ERamirez, Cosart, McCarthy.

    would Everth be a better keeper than any of these.
    Price, Bumgarner, Machado, Rios? Rendon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not over Jansen

  166. herschel says:
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    @Grey: Jayson Werth (groin) was scratched from Monday’s lineup against the Braves.
    Nationals manager Davey Johnson said that it’s the groin strain from Saturday that’s still giving him issues, not his right hand injury from Sunday.

    Start werth in a weekly roto league or replace him with bj upton, arenado or lake?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado, depends on needs

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: rbi and avg are my two biggest needs. arenado?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, go with Nolan

  167. T-Dub says:
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    You’re not buying Mesoraco, either for near team or ROS? He’s been one of the top catchers of late, but admittedly 1) he has no track record & 2) it’s hard to tell when Hanigan returns & how much PT Meso loses.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like him, own him in an NL-Only league… He’s not going to play more than half the time when Hanigan returns…

  168. Jaymz says:
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    Hey Grey, keep up the outstanding work, as always. So I’m stacked with closers, which 2 of these 5 do you think I should offer as trade bate?–kimbrel, cishek, melancon, benoit, uehara?

    Thanks again [and in advance] for your fantasy powers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! Kimbrel and Uehara

  169. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’m streaming 7 offense today. Interested to see how it works out. I’m considering massive streaming on offense ROS.

    Anybody see a confirmed report that Cargo is headed to the DL?

    • Jason says:
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      @OaktownSteve: isn’t this confirmation enough? LOL

      “I don’t want to go on the DL. But I can’t swing.”

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Jason:

        It’s inevitable but not official which means I can’t DL him and ESPN has that retarded thing where it takes a day before you can clear your roster spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      “Likely” is the word as of now on CarGo… I’m streaming Dee Gordon and he’s not even starting… Come on, pinch run!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Trolling for steals

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I am, yup!

  170. Jason says:
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    Traded Marte’Parte'($2) and Wheeler($3) for Darvish($24) in a league i need ratio and K help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  171. letsgobravos says:
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    Yankess are batting A Rod 4th tonight. Why on earth is Girardi giving him that kind of respect? Are they hoping he sucks and it adds to the embarrassment by batting cleanup? The yankees clearly hate the guy and don’t want him on their team. What is stopping them from just leaving him on the bench?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who would they bat there instead? Hafner?

    • Serch says:
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      @letsgobravos: their season is hanging by a thread and they are hoping to catch lightning in a bottle…who knows, maybe he hits a bomb and the circus creates some energy around this team…lately they barely have a pulse

  172. Jason says:
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    You guys see this on Yahoo? Hilarious

    @dan_myer: Hey Antonio Bastardo, remember when we competed for a job in 2011. Thx alot. #ahole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  173. SteveNZ says:
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    Wright going down doesn’t help Byrd at all, does it? Is it worth holding him? Seems to be cooling off a touch…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t help him, no…

  174. Cory says:
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    Reyes and Holland for Stanton. Need a SS and some SP. Stanton is my Util. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine…

  175. DownByTheBay says:
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    Burnett, Peavy, or Nova ROS in pts league w/ QS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burnett

      • DownByTheBay says:
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        @Grey: Am I crazy to have Nova over Peavy?

  176. Moose Out Front says:
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    Eric Young or Rajai Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai

      • Moose Out Front says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  177. Charles says:
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    If/when Bogaerts is called up, would you drop sexy Alexei for him? Daily 12-team h2h league with OBP (no AVG) and Ks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  178. costaricanchata says:
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    sitting 14 rows behind the mariners’ dugout , down at camden ,
    noticed that seattle had a coach named Datz that was hitting grounders
    to the 1st basemen , and throwing some bp .
    gave me multiple opportunities to shout out :
    “hey #43 , you da guy” .

    • HandOfGaudin says:
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      @costaricanchata: “Hit grounders, Datz yo job!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Datz betta not be pepper!

  179. Ambreen says:
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    Would you play Scutaro over Howie or Prado since he has a 7 game week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Prado

      • Ambreen says:
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        @Grey: Cus of the 2 more games? makes sense, thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  180. Jacks says:
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    Brutal question: Would you play Weeks or M Reynolds this week? Neither will start everyday.

  181. nyydj2 says:
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    Tweet of the hour:

    Playing third.
    Batting fourth.
    Pleading the fifth.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @nyydj2:

      hilarious .

    • HandOfGaudin says:
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      @nyydj2: niceee!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  182. herschel says:
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    @Grey: who do you like more this week? miller vs the dodgers or teheran at the nats? SON favors miller, but not sure how we feel about streaming against the dodgers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran

  183. SteveNZ says:
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    Franklin sitting again. We are done with him, right? I have Philips and/or Lowrie to use instead…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Doh. 14 team H2H, count OBP and AVG.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      Dropped him over the weekend. Will still keep an eye on him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dropped him today for Aybar…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        How is Aybar available? There’s hot garbage in my league. Nice pick up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Had to use my waiver claim after Villar went to someone else… On the RCL team… I think Rudy’s cycling through so many Hitter-Tron calls he’s just dropping guys left and right

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So, I have a honeymoon question… We’re looking at Thailand now… You’ve been? Yay or nay? Liked/disliked? Thoughts?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        One word: Bali. Greatest place on Earth.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @OaktownSteve: I’ve heard that too, except for the rebels

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate:

            what could be more romantic than being kidnapped by Balinese rebels?

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @OaktownSteve: an AK in my back makes me horny

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t want to be super secluded though… I’d like some shizz to do, ya know? Or is Bali like that?

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            What kind of shizz? You wanna go see The Lion King on Broadway kind of shizz? Tranny stuff? Do some antiquing?

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @OaktownSteve:

              In all seriousness, if you wuz bored in Hawaii you’re going to be watching Yes, Dear re-runs bored in Bali.

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @OaktownSteve: oooh, I wonder if they have grounded for life re runs too

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @OaktownSteve: oh yeas she does, family friendly spank bank

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HAHA… Not those things (in that order)! I just don’t want to be trapped on an island for two weeks….

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                Cool thing about Bali is you do the coast and you do the interior, which is mountainous and just beautiful. It’s an amazingly soul restoring place. Food is great, people are great. They do tons and tons of massage/spa stuff if the coug is into that crap. There’s nightlife like bar scene stuff in some places. Not a lot of urban setting though.

                • Grey

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                  Hmm, will have to look at it, haven’t even thought of Bali…. I don’t like hiking and outdoor sports (unless I’m managing my fantasy baseball team at an outdoor cafe)… I like great restaurants, some beach, maybe a snorkel or two…

                    • OaktownSteve says:
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                      @OaktownSteve:

                      Yep. We were living in China and a couple days after the bombing there we were like, this would be an excellent time to go to Bali. Mrs. Oak had stayed at Alam Jiwa before. The place was empty because nobody was going to Bali. Gotta zig when everybody else zags. The town near there is called Ubud.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Crazy how much you can get for your money there… Thanks for the info, I passed it along to Coogs…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: New Zealand sounds like the obvious choice ;-)

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, that’s on the short list too… If we golfed it would be a no brainer…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @SteveNZ: I second that

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: WE may have discussed this previously, but I think that the relative value of the currencies means that NZ is not the big bargain for US travellers that it was 3-4 years ago…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, but we have a place to stay for free there! Winky emoticon

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Of course – the hammock!

                    Just had the bathroom painted too.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      There’s a hammock in the bathroom? Awesome!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Coogs just said Bali was in Eat, Pray Love… What are you doing to me?!

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Full of Australians too.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I’ve had one day in Bangkok (hot, crowded, dirty, though some of the sights are pretty cool) about 30 years ago, on the way to Europe, so I’m not really in a position to judge. Airline almost made us stay an extra couple of days too, so I’m probably a bit prejudiced against it for that reason too.

        From all accounts, it’s pretty awesome out on the coast, though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha…Thanks! Thinking only a few days there and then mostly Phuket… My dad just got back and was raving about it… Seems like we can live pretty high on the hog for cheap too…

          • herschel says:
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            @Grey: i heard not much to see in bangkok unless youre looking for lady boys. islands are supposedly pretty amazing.

            i did cambodia and vietnam last december and it was pretty amazing. can give you notes if interested in that part of se asia…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks! I don’t think so as of right now, but will hit you up if we do venture that way…

      • Fish says:
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        @Grey:

        Who cares as long as they have internet. WHO WILL WE TURN TO WITH OUR CATCHER QUESTIONS?!?!?!

        Anyways, yes, Southeast Asia is an amazing place to visit as the culture is so vastly different from the Western World. I have friends living there as well as south of the border in Cambodia who absolutely love it. (I got connections, yo.)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s what I’m feeling too… Grey needs to get out of his comfort zone!

      • Moose Out Front says:
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        @Grey: I have been and it was awesome. planning logistics are tough. Make sure to plan a few days on Phi Phi island. You can do both private quit little resort there for a bit and then also stay in “town” for a whole new experience. Very unique.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @SteveNZ: wait…what? How can he be sitting, I don’t own him but he’s the future there. possible injury?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate:

        Just been horrible. Better to give a young kid a day or two to catch his breath.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @OaktownSteve: I still own Miller and dropped Villar for Rendon

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate:

            I’m giving Villar a couple of days to produce a couple bags. I’ve gotten some good work out of Original Miggy on the stream.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @OaktownSteve: I’m really hoping Rendon wakes the f**k up and goes back to being a top prospect

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate:

                He’s kind of an ugly dude. Apropos of nothing.

  184. costaricanchata says:
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    with evercab and peralta accepting the suspensions ,
    i’d think twice before dropping any mi types .

  185. Just making sure... says:
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    at catcher who do you like best moving forward? Gattis, Avilia, Saltalamacchia, Devin Mesoraco, Yan Gomes, or Russel Martin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avila

  186. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Man, Miggy sure looked pretty bad attempting to run. I’d expect him to be sitting some more games sooner than later. We shall see.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, saw that

  187. goodfold2 says:
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    10 team league would i rather have junior lake than one of
    victorino/jackson/dom brown (when he returns). somebody just dropped him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i’m guessing i’m also correct in thinking that if those people listed above are my worst offensive contributors, and if I don’t get Hamels off waivers tonight i’m better off dropping Kaiser for another pitcher rather than Lake?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  188. OaktownSteve says:
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    Need a glossary term for the weasel move where you pick somebody up and then drop him right away just to freeze him on waivers so nobody else can stream him. For the record I’ve never done this. I hear Rudy has been at it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I think I’ve done that in the past… Whatever it takes!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: been there done that, being a really crafty cunt

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @OaktownSteve: i did that with the entire SEA bullpen back on fri, other than medina.

  189. griff says:
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    Grey,
    In a dynasty roto, which pitcher do you like better long term: Chris archer or Ivan nova?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  190. Tom says:
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    I have Vogelsong coming off the DL and would have to drop one of the following. Which SP would you drop, if any?

    T. Ross
    J. Chacin
    C. Kluber
    M. Leake

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both him and Ross are streamers based on matchups… I’d just lose Vogelsong there…

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  191. SteveNZ says:
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    Looks like Gomes will get to hit with men on in the 1st…

  192. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Ethier or Saunders ROS? Yes, that is a real question.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saunders

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @Grey: Was leaning there myself. Thanks!

  193. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I got 3 honeymoon ideas with your best interest in mind

    1) decide on your favorite food in life and go to where it comes from, food makes you happy, you might as well make it something you know you will like.

    2) Don’t go on a honeymoon, you’re cheap, save the money and wait til the perfect thing comes along, like a luxury box at Yankee Stadium or a dinner with Giancarlo.

    3) there is no three, you can have a great time to remember with the cougs anywhere

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Tokyo has already been shot down because of weather 2) Hmm… 3) Ha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I can hang with Tony Plush!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: Jack’s romantic tours, for the man who wants to be a man and show his woman who is boss

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              “We start in Cooperstown and then we do a BBQ tour of the south. Nothin’ says lovin’ like finger lickin’.”

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: I think I got my first customer, I like you because you get me

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’ll tell Coogs that Jack Full of Hate is organizing our honeymoon, no worries, all taken care of…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: if you need a place to crash after that news, my sofa is always available….you can bring the dog too

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Technically, she had the dog two weeks before she had me, and I think she likes the dog slightly more than me, so I might cause too much attention bringing the dog…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: baby’s mama is convinced I love the dog more than her….she’s right

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I love dogs more than people…By a good margin…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: My three favorite things in life, good food, boobs and puppies

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      We’re like pees and poops!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: *eye glossing up*

  194. SteveNZ says:
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    J-Up with the steal! He’s back, baby.

    *prepares self for 0-20 slump*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  195. SteveNZ says:
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    No, the hammock is in the unlined shed at the back of the garden. But we may be getting power out to it soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sweet! I worry New Zealand may not be culture shock enough, want a bit more of ‘Okay, this is totally weird.’

  196. Frank Lynch says:
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    Leonys Martin or Cody Ross?? gotta drop Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Frank Lynch: do you need runs and bags or rbi’s and HR? Martin for the former, Ross for the latter

  197. fitz says:
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    Glass Lackey. Jesus Christ.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What happened? Was just watching it and he looked fine…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just saw the replay

      • fitz says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, he is. Just automatically assumed a DL stint the moment it happened.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, he doesn’t look completely right

          • fitz says:
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            @Grey: Luckily he’s facing the Astros.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup!

  198. SteveNZ says:
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    Damn. Should have held Villar on the team I have him. Every time he gets on, he steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, just watched him… Pretty fast, nearly caught…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, walked to third that time…

  199. Edward Scherzer Hands says:
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    Should I drop Franklin and pick up Aybar? 12team H2h, OBP Keeper league?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  200. letsgobravos says:
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    J UP!!!! En Fuego!!!!! Solo jack after missing what would have probably been a triple that landed a foot foul earlier in the at bat.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: Makes it a slam and what’s that??? Legs?!?!?! J UP can still steal bases?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, wish it wasn’t off Clippard though

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @letsgobravos: I’ll never hear a word said against that guy ;-)

  201. fitz says:
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    Upton on fire. Slam and legs already.

  202. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Really Chris Perez? Come on man don’t blow the win For Kluber…

  203. goodfold2 says:
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    here goes kluber’s gem. F U PEREZ! Buy better pot.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @goodfold2: I hate closers I hate bullpen management by over rated managers I hate H2H I hate my shit fantasy luck.

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @FrankGrimes: And I hate the Wins cat…I wish I could murder it.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @FrankGrimes:

        Grimey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That was bad…

  204. letsgobravos says:
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    Upton with 4 HRs over 74 games in May, June, July. He has 4 homers already in 5 games in August. Talk about streaky. Really hope he doesn’t forget how to hit again before the playoffs in september. (or the braves playoffs in October)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  205. Pope says:
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    Thank you Chris Perez

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Pope: and the dirty sanchez owner is here as well.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: or maybe you own al al or benoit.

        • Pope says:
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          @goodfold2: Nope, but I do have Kluber

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Pope: same as me, sarcastic thanks then.

  206. ferris says:
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    Nolan arenado or todd frazier ROS with ops as 6th category?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  207. SteveNZ says:
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    Have Perez on 3 teams. The humanity.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  208. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    streamed Walden for the rogue save opp and he delivered, super SAGNOF!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, very nice… Would’ve been impressive if you streamed Paco Rodriguez too

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: almost did, went with Burton instead, streaming Cody Allen tomorrow

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: some guy on twitter always points out when closers have gone three days in a row and who should get the save opp if they can’t go. Actually been a useful tool, gotten 6 stream saves this year, more than the whole Astros team had had in the last 6 weeks

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, that’s Tim from MLB Trade Rumors… I do check when I have room…

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Grey: it’s a good tool when you are desperate for saves

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yup

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I almost streamed Guthrie… Dah!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: damn, I almost started Quintana and I had gaudin but dropped for Mets mess before games started

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hard to beat me dropping Guthrie an hour before game time…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: you win worst rosterbate of the day….Grey’s the big winner

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha! Yeah, I really need wins too… I effed up… Totally overmanaged there…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: Greysciopath!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha… BTW, I streamed Smoak… Booya!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: very nice, didn’t OTS call that one too? I went Craven Moreland

                    rosterbate update, 316 moves…..rosterbater of the year?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I think Simply Fred might have you beat on that, but don’t know what count he’s at… He’s usually in the 500’s by this point…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: thats epic, I have nothing on him, he could probably braid the hair on his palms

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m being conservative with 500 too…

    • HandOfGaudin says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: just cuz you looked at our rcl and seen me do it! :)

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @HandOfGaudin: uhhhhhhh no, honestly bro, I go to my team page maybe every other day in your league.

        • HandOfGaudin says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: i was just joking puppy snuggler, calm youself! We’ll just settle at were both fuckin geniuses…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @HandOfGaudin: I don’t mind being king of the dipshits

            • HandOfGaudin says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: someone has to wear the crown…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @HandOfGaudin: you god damn right!

  209. Alex says:
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    Going to send Granderson, Bautista and Jansen. Out of it this year in avg + ops keeper league (need one more keeper in place of bautista).

    In what order should I target these guys?

    E5, Adam Jones, Stanton, Longo

    thx

    • Alex says:
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      @Alex: Please add Kershaw to that list. Appreciate the help as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton, Longo, Jones

  210. Steve says:
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    ROS only – A.Wood or Cole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  211. SteveNZ says:
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    Huh? Where’s Jansen?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Ahhh, crap. Swapped Cotts in for C Janssen (for a Hold) because I thought K Jansen would get a save opp.

      He has pitched a fair bit lately though.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @SteveNZ: too many days in a row.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: would’ve been 4 out of 5 days had he gone in. He’s not allowed a baserunner over last 8 innings. That’s sick.

  212. Ethan Stein says:
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    Do I drop Everth? I have him in a deep keeper league. He would have been a good keeper. However, I’m in third place and with a chance to win. I need the roster spot. Win now right?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Ethan Stein: always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Win now

  213. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Angels release Madson, another quality signing by the Angels this past year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  214. goodfold2 says:
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    we may be about to see if it is in fact gonna be w.wright to close in HOU town. also, it appears mostsuckass is now a good hitter. this (9th or 10th guy this year) just happens to be the same week HE PLAYS ME! So i’m guessing he’ll hit at least 150 pts over season average this week right. 370 or better this week, i’m calling it now.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: at least i’m also playing againt gordon in that same league as mostsuckass. considering what the score is those 2 are 4-9 with only 2 rbi’s and 1 run.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: not wright, he just came in in the 8th with 2 run lead. Maybe it is Cisnero (but i just threw him away for aardsma). Hopefully it’someone completely different.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: could be josh fields.

  215. SteveNZ says:
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    Ball is on a tee in KC tonight, it would seem.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @SteveNZ: MIN pitching is really terrible.

  216. Looking to sit 2 on the DL for a potrntial playoff push and hopefully beyond.. Who might you invest from:. Vogelsong,, Estrada, Niese, Cahill, Anderson? Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of them… Estrada, Niese

  217. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    14 team league, h2h, just lost Cruz, need another power bat…obviously losing Cruz is huge hit for the power. I put Bum and Lee on the block, as well as Jansen and Uehara. I emailed the guy about Bruce, and just got this offer…Bruce/Jannssen for Bumgarner/Jansen.

    SP currently looks like this

    Bum, Lee, Minor, Samardzjia, Kluber, Chen ( although I do use this last slot to stream, but I prob hold Chen now and then just stream the Bum slot and drop Cody Ross). I think even with losing Bum my staff would still be solid, especially for 14 teams…plus I have Cobb on the DL. No brainer to accept this since I need the power, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  218. Tradezilla says:
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    Need pitching, just got an offer of strasburg for upton. Is it fair?

    OF consists of cutch, Jennings , choo, manbearpuig, and j upton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, sounds solid

  219. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Also, my RP currently are Jansen, Uehara, Street, and Farquhar…we use holds…obviously punting.

  220. MB says:
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    Who should I offer for Derek Holland?

    Pence, Alvarez or Kendrys.

    Dynasty league

    Muchas Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrys

  221. costaricanchata says:
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    guthrie …. 4 hitter ?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @costaricanchata: sun shines on dog’s ass when it faces the Twinkies

  222. goodfold2 says:
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    HOU closer update. they left josh fields in for the 9th after bringing him in for the last out (a K) in the 8th.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: only thing going against him was that wifht was brought in to get much better hitters (ellsbury/victorino/pedroia/ortiz) vs the one’s fields came in (and was left in) to face. (napoli,gomes,salty,drew)

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @goodfold2: 1.1 innings, 4K’s…very nice

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: “wifht” should have been wright.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I wouldn’t go near him

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: IDGAF, I added him in haste

  223. HandOfGaudin says:
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    Shoulda picked up some Hoes today…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @HandOfGaudin: i already did (no i didn’t).

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @goodfold2: it was a “therapeutic” massage

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @HandOfGaudin: you can always go back to the trailer park

      • HandOfGaudin says:
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        I need Hoes that steal!

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @HandOfGaudin: you do live in Oakland….cust kayin’

  224. goodfold2 says:
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    1. if i already picked up rienzo/niese/aardsma for the week, and likely don’t need more SP for the week (not that there are any good ones left for week anyway with erasmo being picked up by some geezer) and my bullpen is robertson/rivera/aardsma (only until hawkins gets that job)/smyly/rivera is fields (4 k’s 4 batters) closer enough to pickup with 1 of last 2 pickups?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Fields

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: this is 16 team league (no holds though) so i just dropped robertson for him. i can always get one of cook/a.torres/fien/shaw/avilan/ramos for that slot even if robertson gets taken by somebody. Which he probably won’t. All those guys seem to have the same wonderful stats and all only fit into RP slots. Smyly’s not as good but he does count at SP. As HOU was winning in all of the late innings we can be pretty sure he’s nowhere near the late innings picture in HOU town.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Robertson is much more valuable

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Grey: i meant cisnero is no longer relevant to late inning plans. Robertson is valuable, but not a whole lot more than at least some of those other guys i mentioned. Worst case scenario when Parnell comes back i throw away Aardsma (or Hawkins if i get him later) and get one of those other super high quality RP’s. of secondary value is that some teams in this league are so hard pressed for closers if fields even keeps this job for 1 or 2 more decent saves i could put him together with medium type starter for upgrade elsewhere. Clearly if people almost exactly similar to Robertson weren’t readily available this move would’ve been clearly stupid.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ah, gotcha

  225. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Howie is down in pain

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: i have him in one of those 3 orphan teams i just picked up last week. gotta find out who my backup is. damn that moves brett lawrie into starting every day and having to play dejesus at util daily.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s going to the DL

  226. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Howie Kendrick down after collision with Cowgill…knee buckled…prob a strain.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: in case he gets DL’ed and i have to make room on DL for him who gets thrown away if i need RBI’s more than runs
      1.ludwick or bourjos?
      2. am i better off playing b.lawrie at 2b and saunders at util in his absence or miller (waivers at 2b) at 2b.

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: If you need RBI, I’d hold Ludwick…just not sure what to expect from him, but Bourjos hardly gets any of those. I guess I lean Lawrie slightly over Miller, but I don’t love either. Saunders at UTIL is fine.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @JoeMorgan’sMustache: right after you said that lawrie gets a triple and a double.

  227. Brandon says:
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    Stanton or Cargo in avg + ops keeper next year and beyond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  228. SteveNZ says:
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    Wanna see me some Cotts in Anaheim tonight…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mind it if it’s a 3 K inning

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: You watch. now I’ve said that, the Rangers will blow it out.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: SHIT!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I streamed Perez so I don’t mind…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Pppffftttt.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hehe

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @SteveNZ: medina left a turd on his last day on my roster. dropped him last night but thought he’d produce a good inning so i left him in. took kluber’s gem into 1.17 era.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, Medina’s a mess right now

                • goodfold2 says:
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                  @Grey: most recently appearance was 2 perfect innings with 4 k’s, before today.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    He’s given up runs in three of his last six appearances…

                    • goodfold2 says:
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                      @Grey: i know, he may have been lucky with that last appearance.

  229. nomaspantalones says:
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    I’m having trouble with strikeouts and my ratios and am have a slight surplus of saves (12 over the next guy down) so I was considering offering adam jones and henderson (I also have mujica and johnson) to a guy who could use saves (and has two closers) for scherzer and bj upton…Am I overpaying or giving a bad offer (because thats just as bad)…Thanks for any advice you can help with and the info before on the podcast.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  230. nomaspantalones says:
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    Theres also the option of just dropping a closer and streaming four times a week here on in (im projected 120 innings under at this point)

  231. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Desmond Jennings put on the DL

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: It’s funny how these alleged not so serious injuries usually lead to DL time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dammit!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: it’s why i picked up a bum like aardsvark, and cisnero before him.

  232. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Ugh, Upton is heating up. I traded him for mini Cargo in a keeper league just before the AS break. Is this a trade I’m going to regret, the rest of my existence?

    For rest of season, who would you rather have at your Util if you needed as many counting stats as possible:
    Yelich
    Cody Ross
    Leonys Martin
    Brandon Moss
    Brett “The Hitman” Wallace

    At 3b, do you like Lake or Donaldson better ROS? Donaldson has been dreadful as of late. Lake is my last hope, unless I want to go with Wallace at 3b against righties.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin…Donaldson

  233. SteveNZ says:
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    PLease, Ron. Let the runner score – and then go to the pen.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: We want Cotts! We want Cotts!

      Well, I do anyway.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: Noooooo. Benched Janssen for Cotts, now looks like J will get a save opp. Better see some Cotts here!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Looks headed that way

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: Here he is!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, man, now I’m worried we were too excited for it…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: WTF? I thought Beltre was a great defender? Jesus.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Get him outta of there!

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: At least his ERA is clean if either of those guys come in…

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: The out is all I need. Get him out of there!

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            @SteveNZ: Effing hell.

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @SteveNZ: Jesus. That almost got out.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yup

  234. letsgobravos says:
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    Bases loaded in all 3 games currently in progress. I wonder how often that’s happened….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Once a week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just guessing!

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: You think once a week every game in progress has the bases loaded at the same time? (provided its 3 or more games) I would guess its a lot more rare than that.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @letsgobravos: it’s probably really rare when there’s only 3 games on at the same time. also probably a good deal of why you’re thinking it’s extremely rare