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Geez, Roy Oswalt has sure come a far way since the whole “I will only sign with one or two teams” stance as he signed with the Rockies.  They’re not necessarily a bad team, but what pitcher wants to come out of semi-retirement to pitch in Colorado?  It’s like Smokey the Bear coming out of semi-retirement to work at a cigar shop.  “Smokey, we really appreciate the job you’re doing, but could you stop throwing buckets of water on our customers?”  That’s Smokey’s boss at the cigar shop.  Better yet, a pitcher coming out of semi-retirement to pitch for the Rockies is like I.M. Pei coming out of retirement to work at Home Depot.  Roy Rockie Oswalt must’ve really got sick of driving his kids to school and needed something to do.  Oswalt is going to assassinate his career ERA.  Maybe Oswalt plans to drive his tractor to Colorado and haul dirt until Coors is at sea level.  When your third best starter is a toss-up between Tyler Chatwood and Jeff Francis, you’re pretty much guaranteed a starting job, so Oswalt should be with the major league club shortly, but you shouldn’t care.  I liked El Roy with the Astros, but it’s all rut-roh in Colorado.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Travis Wood – 7 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Looked great until the Cubs’ bullpen phone was accidentally touched.  Wood’s now 6-for-6 on Quality Starts to begin the year with a 2.50 ERA (3.68 FIP).  Solid NL-Only guy and streamer, but doesn’t have a great K-rate or BB-rate.  So he’s more like Travis Semi-Erect.

Scott Hairston – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  He now has two homers in his last three starts.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy/Sell, but he could be a hot schmotato for NL-Only leagues.  Fun Fact Alert!  When he gets old, he’s decided to change his name to Scott Baldston.

Everth Cabrera – 1-for-4 with his 8th steal, now batting .259.  It’s a very real concern that he could bat .220 this year, which in the grand scheme of things isn’t terrible compared to life, death and why didn’t my DVR record Survivor?

Huston Street – Got the save.  Much like Houston Street in New York (which looks like it’s pronounced the same but is how-stin), Street hasn’t been pretty but has been effective.  He’s a perfect 6-for-6 in save opportunities, but only has six Ks in 11 IP.  That gives me as much shpilkes as the pastrami sandwich at Katz’s.

Eric Stults – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Stults isn’t startable outside of streaming when you need a Hodgepadre, so whatever on him.  Since it was a slow day yesterday, this is kind of a funny story.  My Cougar is a film producer and she was doing a movie with Matthew Modine.  So, he comes to town and stays on someone’s couch — no hotel or anything.  A 50-something guy who has to have the money crashing on someone’s couch for…2 months!  So, then Cougs inadvertently gets involved in an email chain between Stoltz and Modine.  They’re just talking back and forth.  It’s like a certain sub-section of people over the age of 40 can’t figure out when and when not to Reply All.  Any hoo, Stoltz signs off his emails as…The Ginger Freak Bird.

Dee Gordon – Since he’s a buck-fifteen soaking wet, he can’t make the throw from short to 1st without a relay, so the Dodgers have been trying him out in the minors at 2nd base.  The Dodgers said this isn’t because of Mark Ellis’s injury.  Since they seem to hate Gordon, I tend to believe them.

Bryce Harper – 0-for-4, but right back in the lineup after the scare to his owners on Wednesday.  You should thank Rudy as he cut off a clump of his afro and made a little Harper voodoo doll and prayed to the God that Lisa Bonet prayed to in Angel Heart.

Jayson Werth – Returned from his sore ankle and hamstring…and was removed in the 5th because of the sore hammy.  He’s day-to-day, FWIWerth.

Dan Haren – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the Braves, though I’m not sure what that means right now because they are severely slumping after being the bee’s boobs for a few weeks.  I still wouldn’t touch Haren with a ten-foot pole, unless that pole was a pretzel rod covered in chocolate and rolled in Jimmies.  Those things are hard to resist!

Francisco Rodriguez – Secured a work visa and is headed to extended Spring Training.  Only took him over a month.  Geez, the line at the work visa place must be worse than the DMV.

Aramis Ramirez – Ron Roenicke said Aramis won’t play every day or a full nine innings when he’s activated.  I wonder if Roenicke can tie his shoes wearing those kid gloves.

Shane Victorino – Says he should be able to return on Friday.  Hey, that’s today!  What a coinkydink.

Domonic Brown – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  It’s a Brownsville revival!  Gentrify some buildings up in here, up in here!  (That was overheard at a city council meeting in Brooklyn, but applies here pretty aptly.)  I really need Brown to come alive, so you’ll have to pardon me while I cross my fingers that he xbyinfsdlvsuxe… All right, will cross my fingers when I’m done.

Ryan Howard – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  I don’t think you can get all that much for him in a trade, but Howard looks donezo with those big years.  Doode got old as dog balls.  He’s slow.  It happens to the big-bellied.  You’ll see it too from Fielder in four to five years.

Kyle Kendrick – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Kendrick, I recognize your fragrance, you ain’t gotta say shizz, and I know your taste is, you vs. the Marlins is low maintenance.

Jake Peavy – Misses a start in Texas with ‘back spasms.’  Riiiiight.  Surprised Joe Saunders hasn’t come up with an ‘afraid to leave the Pacific Northwest-aphobia’ so he only starts in Safeco.

Gavin Floyd – He was told he had a muscle strain in his elbow but he’s seeking multiple opinions.  God bless him, if I were him and someone said, “Nah, your pitching isn’t crap, it’s your elbow,” I’d accept that opinion.

Hector Santiago – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Interesting guy to look at if he can manage to rein in his walks.   Last year, he had a 5+ BB/9, but in the low minors he put together some BB/9’s under 3.  Are you going to get much more than a 3.80-ish ERA?  Nah, prolly not, but there’s a possibility of him surprising for a start or two while he’s in the rotation.  He gets Metco next; I grabbed him.  Put pithier:  Santiago is Chile today, hot tamale.

Tyler Flowers – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Member when he was all the rage the first week of the season?  We were younger then.  And you were skinnier!

Colby Lewis – Will begin a a rehab assignment on May 9th.  Cool, Lewis can set his iCal now.  “Siri, I will begin rehab on May 9th.”  Siri, “Colby, maybe you should stop drinking now.”

Justin Grimm – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 9 Ks.  The White Sox are surprisingly terrible (depending on your threshold for surprise).  Their team OBP is .283 with the third worst runs scored and have a .231 team batting average.  Grimm has solid K and walk rates and an excellent FIP, but he’s also faced the Mariners twice, Twins and White Sox.  His next start in Milwaukee will be a huge test on whether I’m fully buying.  So far, I like what I see.  I could see stashing him on your bench to see what he does vs. the Bratwurst Bombers.

Adrian Beltre – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  Hmm, maybe that trade of mine for Beltre isn’t gonna happen.  As my Polish neighbor would say, what can do?

Alex Sanabia – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Your onamatosanabia of the day is blargh.

Justin Ruggiano – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, while batting .242.  You want the good or bad news first?  Fine.  Good news is he’s doing better than I thought he would.  Bad news is he’s completely replaceable in 12-team mixed leagues.

Jake Westbrook – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks with a 1.07 ERA.  The Ghost of Dave Duncan lives!

Edward Mujica – Has now given up runs in his last two save appearances, but has converted them.  It’s nothing to fret over — you fretter! — but it’s worth noting, in case he starts blowing saves like me blowing the dice at the craps table…. C’mon, lucky number 7… Ooh…Craps, or as I call “Axford.”

David Freese – 2-for-3, run, RBI.  Might finally be shaking out of his month long slump as this game comes after the Cardinals put Freese on ice for two days hoping to thaw out his bat.  Oxymorons!

Wily Peralta – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  Death of a Starter as Wily low-man on your fantasy staff totem pole exits stage wherever he came from.

Ryan Madson – Had scar tissue removed from his elbow.  Dr. Anthony Kiedis removed it under a bridge while watching Californication in a medley of surgeries.

Joe Blanton – 8 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Have you seen the movie with Paul Rudd and the Stream-o-Nator?  It’s called, “I Love You, Joe Blanton.”

Chris Tillman – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks.  I’m a smitten kitten with this guy.  Invariably, if you ask me in the comments so-and-so or Tillman, I’m gonna probably say Tillman.  Okay, maybe 50% of the time…Okay, 30%.  But I really do like him.  In fact, I just dropped Travis Wood for him.  Happy?

Nate McLouth – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Still butter with the ER as he defibrillates his career.

Joel Hanrahan – Got the save yesterday.  Let’s recap the last week in the Red Sox bullpen.  They said Hanrahanananananananan would close, then Bailey, then Hanrahanananananananan, then Bailey then Pedro Serrano, then Hanrahanananananananan got the save.  Bailey had biceps soreness so Hanrahanananananananan stepped in.  I’d hold both for now, but Hanrahanananananananan’s recipes for saves is pretty straight forward:  1 part Cointreau, 1 part Kahlua, 1 part Bailey’s arm is creamed.

Ryan Dempster – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Mercy, Big Biscuit, mercy!

Jonny Gomes – 2-for-4.  Jonny Cat is still swinging a hot bat.  I wonder if he ever looks at Jhonny Peralta’s H longingly.

Jordan Lyles – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  A truly valiant effort by the Astros starter and for the entire team as they took the Tigers to the 14th inning before finally losing.  Oh, wait, I don’t have a Valiant Effort category in my league.  Oh well!

Carlos Pena – 2-for-6 with his 3rd homer.  He’s hit in five straight and usually gets crazy hot for a week or two stretch.  Pena’s penning a potential productive pick-up.  Say that fast 117 times!

Jason Heyward – Will take dry swings on Saturday.  At one point in my life, I had a two-year dry swing.  I couldn’t get laid with a bottle of roofies in a– Okay, oversharing.

Joba Chamberlain – Hit the DL with an oblique strain.   Joba the Flop should be back in three weeks.

Michael Pineda – The Yankees reported that Pineda was hitting 93-95 MPH.  Whatever, Gallardo hits that drunk.

Josh Johnson – Placed on the DL.  If you drafted him, that’s the nicest thing he’s done to you so far.  Get him a Thank You card, sign it “Lates, Asshat,” and drop it in the mail.  Ann Landers would appreciate your manners.

Brett Lawrie – 1-for-3 with his 3rd homer.  Not all in this game, but he did run the bases three times on his home run trot.  Told the coach, “Just burning off some excess energy.  Woohoo!”  Then he did jazz hands for ten minutes.

Ricky Romero – Will get the start vs. the Mariners tonight.  No, you should not pick him up.  I don’t care how deep your league is.  Okay, in AL-Only leagues, fine, but that’s it.  Last year, RR Cool Jay was the worst pitcher of the last twenty years.  If you pick him up, you have a death wish.  Drive to Detroit at midnight in a Japanese car, wearing a shirt that says, “I Buy American Cheese, And That’s It.”  It’s safer than starting Romero.

From Around The Web

  1. Longbeachyo says:
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    In a vacuum, ROS, who do you like more when ranking these guys in a 20×20 roto, head to head league with holds… Tillman or Wood?

    • Gavin says:
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      @Longbeachyo: Scroll up a little bit. Little more. See where Grey says he just dropped Wood for Tillman? Now read between the lines, or read exactly what he said, and you should find the answer.

  2. Longbeachyo says:
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    Wait…

    • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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      @Longbeachyo: I chuckled.

  3. Longbeachyo says:
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    No, yeah. Who do you like?

  4. Tony says:
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    Yo! Check out my stache…its coming in nicely. =) I’m having problems at 3B and IF positions in my league. I’ve got Machado, Berkman, and Middlebrooks. Since that three homer game last month Milddlebrooks has been Shittlebrooks. Is it safe to drop him or will he come around? I really wanna cut him like an emo kid in a razor shop, but don’t want it to come back and bite me. I keep trying to shop him, but nobody’s smitten like i was on draft day. Please Grey, enlighten me! Thanks…

    • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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      @Tony: If Josh Donaldson is around I’d pick him up… Not much power but he’s been producing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony: You got a handsome lip there! You can lose Middlebrooks if you need the room, don’t know who you’re dropping him for though…

  5. Random Collmenter says:
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    I need saves.

    Was offered Nathan Votto and Cespedes for Braun and Adam Jones. 5×5 roto.

    Thoughts? Seems pretty even, but giving up both of those studs is scary…

  6. costaricanchata says:
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    ??
    sorry .
    it’s h-u-s-t-o-n street .

    • Wake Up says:
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      @costaricanchata: not in Little It-a-ly…it ain’t…

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      Not Greys fault Street’s asshole parents misspelled it

  7. boscosdelight says:
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    my lineup is

    montero/castro (lolz)
    butler
    pedroia
    sandoval
    peralta/evercab
    cargo
    choo
    adam jones
    berkman/markakis/mcclouth/hafner

    niese
    zimmermann
    street
    perkins
    dickey
    peavy
    iwakuma
    garcia
    doubront

    12 team 7×7 H2H with k/9 and QS….

    i know this is kinda miniscule, but just got offered a trade for everth for brett anderson…

    take it??

  8. costaricanchata says:
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    ” Geez, the line at the work visa place must be worse than the DMV.”
    vintage albright .

  9. Dave says:
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    Hey man, love your work! In a 12 team NL only and one of the owners (who’s typically reactionary) is freaking out about Bruce and Kemp’s starts. He’s also floating Brandon League. He’s high on J Up and Chris Johnson, who I have. Thinking about offering him J Up, Johnson, and Mark Melancon (he’s got Grilli) for Kemp, Bruce and League (I’ve got K Jansen and Fuji’s the closest thing I have to a closer). I can slide Carpenter from MI to 3B and Hechevaria from UT to MI. Nobody in the deal would be a keeper. Figured I’d run it by you first if you’ve got a second. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Thanks! I’d take Kemp and Bruce…

  10. Curt says:
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    I need a SS……available are Escobar, Tejada, or Kozma, Whom to take????

    • chunk says:
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      alcides

      • Curt says:
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        @chunk: alicedes not available…..I meant, Yunel Escobar, Tejada or Kozmar……

  11. Curt says:
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    Also, would you drop J.Francisco for Connor Gallspie?

  12. KTOFF says:
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    in a 12 team H2H league which pitcher should I drop? Haren, Detwiler, Vogelsong, or Anderson?

  13. Matthew says:
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    Aaron Hill has cleared waivers and is set to be picked up on my waiver wire
    H2H 6X6 hitting categories include AVG HR BB RBI SB R

    My roster is solid but I punted 2B and lost Jose Reyes whose on my DL spot because I won’t release him for postseason reasons obviously should I pick hill up and just leave him on my bench. Note that I don’t have more than 1 bench spot because SP is obviously key but this league I’ve had a couple injuries.

    C – Perez
    1B – Goldschmidt
    2B – Betancourt (it was Scutaro but I had to move him yo SS)
    3B – Zimmerman (off DL today say what you want Grey haha)
    SS Reyes (DL) so Scutaro (I’ve tried Espinosa but I don’t know where to go right now, kinda using the wire)
    OF – McCutchen, Choo, Gordon
    UTIL – Freddie Freeman (someone didn’t know we had a DL spot)
    UTIL – Frazier
    Bench – Ike Davis

    Should I drop Davis for Hill? One more question, should I package Freeman and someone for a SS or 2B since I have 4 1ab.

    BREATHE

    ……….Thanks Grey.

  14. costaricanchata says:
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    it’s early yet .
    but tillman and guthrie have similar stats .
    yahoo rankings are different .
    looks like the O ‘s saved themselves about 4.5 mil $$ by going with the younger pitcher .

    tillman @ kc … may 8th
    guthrie vs O ‘s … may 9th .
    close …. but no cigar .

  15. costaricanchata says:
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    p.s.
    does the cougar like craps ,
    or are your gambling days over ?
    bachelor party !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @costaricanchata: Bachelor party! Cougar doesn’t care if I gamble assuming it’s not an Indecent Proposal and she has to sleep with Robert Redford… Then again…

  16. bossmanjunior says:
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    Do you still think Fujikawa gets the closer gig back right away? I read a concerning comment from Rotoworld today saying that Fujikawa will set up Gregg when he comes off the DL but that contradicts everything I have read prior. My impression was that Fujikawa would be reinserted into the closer role upon his return.

    • Monsieur Bobo says:
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      @bossmanjunior:

      I’m also concerned about this. Wondering if it makes sense to grab Gregg as a handcuff now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior: I think it’s up in the air right now if Gregg is converting saves, but he’s crap so this could go either way with him and Fujikawa by next week…

  17. 2 Giant rings says:
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    My Belt for his Gaby Sanchez and Mujica? 20 teams

  18. raf says:
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    @grey

    in al-only: chisenhall and madson for moustakas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @raf: Moose side

  19. Scott says:
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    Is it time to start considering dropping Jose Fernandez for Tillman, Grimm, or Locke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: I’d grab Tillman

  20. “I liked El Roy with the Astros, but it’s all rut-roh in Colorado.”

    The fourth, but BIGGEST laugh, of the first graph …. You’re a very funny, handsome man, Grey Albright. :-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mollyleekba: You’re our 4th, but best girl reader. Don’t tell the other three ladies!

  21. Enter Sandman says:
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    Please rank: Morrow, D Holland, Hughes and Ogando ROS?

  22. mcBlunty says:
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    i have been offered clay bucholz, in return i would have to give up CC and Aroldis, no way i should do this trade? I am crazy to even be asking right? Or am i missing something here?

    • Dingbat says:
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      @mcBlunty: easy no to that one. You’re not missing anything.

  23. Snake Hips says:
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    Great read! When will it be “ok” to trust the SON in all its glory? Is it far enough along into the season to be accurate?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Snake Hips: I’d take it with a grain of salt deep into May…

      • Moose Out Front says:
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        there goes my Tommy Hanson vs BAL stream idea…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        nice to know that Rudy’s and Vin Wins’ (<= wasn't he the instigator) conspiracy of
        "planned obsolescence" is a partial failure .
        hope they're not trying to run you out of town .

        • Jay says:
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          @costaricanchata: I trusted SON with Joe Blanton last night, but I had to have * Dos Equis to do so. but heyI don’t always prefer Blanton but when I do, it’s only because SON said so.

          • Men-in-Cleats says:
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            @Jay:

            I’m not sure I start Blanton if he’s facing Houston and the Astros give their regulars the day off.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha…

  24. JTR says:
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    Grey, couple starter questions for today and tomorrow. Which of these guys are you starting?

    1. S. Miller @ MIL
    2. Cingrani @ CHC
    3. Niese @ ATL

    Thanks!

    • Jamiehov says:
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      @JTR:

      Good question on all three. Cingrani will win since he’s going against Samarzdja, no matter how Samarzdja pitches…

      Think I’m sitting Niese tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JTR: I’d sit Niese start the other two…

  25. The Flayed Man says:
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    Trade 1: My Sandoval(RD3)/Fowler(RD14)/Cingrini(RD11) for Machado(RD14)/Adrian Gonzalez(RD2)

    Trade 2: My Lee(RD4) for His Bruce(RD3)

    The rd# is the draft pick we lose if player is kept

    Trade 1, 2 or both?
    12 team 5×5 Roto 6 Keepers.

    C. Santana
    1B. Votto
    2B. Rutledge
    3B. Sandoval
    SS. Peralta
    IF. David
    OF. BJ. Upton
    OF. Fowler
    OF. Frazier
    UT. Arcia
    UT. Gardner
    BN. Belt
    DL. Reyes
    DL. Heyward
    SP: Lee, Moore, Peavy, Minor, Teheran, Cingrini, Hughes, Cole
    RP: Rivera, Cishek, Alburquerque

    • The Flayed Man says:
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      My IF should read Davis . Thanks.

  26. Joey belle says:
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    What side of this trade wins; Adam jones, Beltre, J. Zimermann for Gardner, D. Wright, Waino?

    • The Flayed Man says:
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      I like the Jones side

    • chunk says:
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      @Joey belle: agreed not that close

  27. Mr. Rickey says:
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    How would you rank these ROS:
    Hanrahan
    Putz
    Cishek

  28. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey Grey.. I was talking to you yesterday about the MCcutchen- Kershaw trade. Well now he thinks just Cutch aint enough. He wants Shelby Miller. Is it still worth it? Maybe if I grab A batter from him too? I feel like its to much but I really want Kershaw

  29. sanfran1966 says:
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    Angel Heart. Do not watch this movie on mushrooms. the Cosby Show is a different story.

    • sanfran1966 says:
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      @sanfran1966:

      some dude picked up A-Rod in my 12×12 – what is that dude on ???

      • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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        @sanfran1966: Shrooms, coincidentally.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @sanfran1966: …A Different World?

    • JoeC says:
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      @sanfran1966: I still don’t understand that movie. But, you know, Lisa Bonet in the buff. I will make allowances!

      From the “Did You Know?” category, Lisa Bonet is makin’ babies with Jason Momoa, the dude who played Khal Drago in Game of Thrones. They have a daughter named “Lola” and a son named “Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa”.

      Alrighty then!

  30. arevus says:
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    mcclouth or ethier? wondering when the former is gonna cool and the latter is gonna heat up..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @arevus: This week? Not sure… Eventually

  31. ZDC says:
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    Grey, Zimmerman is back. Who gets the boot?

    Joyce
    Aoki
    Pence
    Miley
    Estrada
    Cashner
    Milone
    Niese

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ZDC: Milone

  32. kc says:
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    I am offered A. Jackson and Medlen for my Moore and Hunter. I like Jackson but I am not sure if I want to give up Moore. Any thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kc: I’d take Medlen

  33. JB says:
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    Start Masterson tonight against the Twinkies? I can’t wait to drop this guy cuz I hate having no clue when to start/sit him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: You shouldn’t own him if you’re not gonna start him vs. the Twins…

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @JB:

      bad track record against left-handed hitters .

  34. Flo-G-Money says:
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    1. raburn or e. young? 2. who to drop? — cashner, milone, beckett, tillman

    thanks!

  35. Frank Lynch says:
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    Would you rather have Jake Westbrook over Shelby Miller or Justin Grimm?

  36. Steve Patterson says:
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    Roy Rocky Oswalt in lifetime starts at Coors Field is 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA. Just sayin’.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve Patterson: A younger and much different pitcher established that ERA…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: this is like those touts/sports betting sites that will feed you stats such as “team X has won 24 out of the last 26 meetings between team X and team Y”. this sounds really good until you think about how many years this “data” was culled from, and how possibly 0 of the players from either team are on these teams anymore.

  37. Josh Freeman says:
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    Medlen or Cahill here on out?!? Help.

  38. Josh Freeman says:
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    Need to pick up a pitcher. Cahill or Maholm? Why?

  39. mhfella says:
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    Dagnabit. Sitting with Bailey and waiver #1. Do I have to use it to grab Hanra? Is he just going to have a disgusting meltdown year a la Broxton, Bell and Marmol? Really hate to blow up hard earned ratios for saves. Have Bailey, Wilhelmson, Henderson with Fuji in my DL slot. Drafted Perkins but traded him for Granderson. Picked up Mujica but traded him for Frazier. Currently first in saves (12-team) but not a lot of job security in present bunch. Thank you.

  40. Kid A says:
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    Who wins:

    Freeman/Ryan Zimmerman/bailey

    Or

    Gonzo/Shelby miller

  41. stynyr says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I give:
    Longoria

    I get:
    B.J. Upton + Madison Bumgarner

    My OF is pretty set and pitching is doing fairly well. What do you s’pose?

    10-team, H2H, 5×5

    c-Perez
    1b-Icky Davis
    2b-Rutledge
    3b-Longoria
    ss-Lowrie
    of-Braun, CarGo, Choo
    util-Gordon, Jennings
    dl-reyes

    sp-Kershaw, Moore, Harvey, Minor, Fernandez, Cahill, H. Bailey,
    rp-A. Bailey, Janssen, Holland, Soriano
    dl-Garza

    • stynyr says:
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      @stynyr: + Ryu to my SPs

    • The Flayed Man says:
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      Who would play 3rd? It is a fair offer but not for your team.

    • Shake N Bacon says:
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      @stynyr: I’m not Grey, but I wouldn’t trade Longo for an outfielder who isn’t better than who you already have in OF and in your util and an Ace. Like The Flayed Man said above, who would play 3B for you? I would try and trade one of your OF for an upgrade at 1B.

    • Men-in-Cleats says:
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      @stynyr:

      If I understand this correctly and you’d be getting Ryu as well you’d also have to figure out what two players to drop to make room since its a 3:1. Then on top of that you have to drop a 3rd player to pick up a 3rd baseman. Not sure why you’d weaken yourself at a position in order to gain players that you don’t need.

  42. Moose Out Front says:
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    ROS…
    Tillman or

    Kendrick
    Milone
    Cashner
    Hughes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moose Out Front: Tillman or Kendrick depending on matchups, Cash at home, etc… None of these guys are ROS guys…

      • Moose Out Front says:
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        Thanks for the thorough answer Grey. Just gets hard to hit the drop button sometimes

      • Dingbat says:
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        @Grey: What happened to your preseason love for Hughes? Dude’s looked solid after his first two rocky starts (never really got warmed up in Spring Training).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It went out the window in March when he got hurt… He has looked solid… I’ve since backed off of the hate with him…

  43. Arrow says:
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    I am in a 11 team yahoo roto league. My 2nd base is a problem. I have Aaron hill on DL as is Curtis Granderson. My outfield is fine without Granderson and his Ks.

    What choice do you recommend to address 2B?

    1) Pick up for Daniel Murphy off the waivers and wait for Aaron Hill to return
    2) Trade Granderson for a 2nd baseman. What can I get for him when he is back from injury? Jose Altuve or better?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Arrow: Get Altuve if you can

  44. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Dzien dobry!
    Cobb or Frazier?
    H2H keepers league.
    Polish neighbor rules lol
    Thanx!

  45. Rhino says:
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    I have Blanton in a deep (17 team) head-to-head points league. Guys like Nick Tepesch, Kevin Slowey, Colby Lewis, Gerrit Cole and Zach Wheeler are available. Who ya got, rest of season?

    • Rhino says:
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      @Rhino: Oh, and Kevin Gausman as another possibility. Thanks!

  46. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    Based on your preseason SP rankings, is Estrada>Tillman>Cashner>Kendrick>Wood still accurate or is there a new order? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AnotherFalstaff: Kendrick and Cash flipflopped, but they’re all flipflopping depending on matchups… None are every start guys right now…

  47. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-5X5 League

    Drop Denorfia for Pierre for 5th OF?

    Drop Smoak for Stephen Drew for CI/MI?

  48. Carnac says:
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    Roy Oswalt coming out of retirement to pitch for the Rockies is like Placido Domingo coming out of retirement to be a judge on The Voice.

  49. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Ha, great post! Red Hot Chili Peppers reference, RR Cool Jay, I only buy american cheese t-shirt. Good stuff!

    I will never understand the SON’s love affair with Joe Blanton. Not even Blanton’s wife will come to understand it!

    So while Giancarlo sits on my bench for the next month (or two) I need to try and get some steals into my lineup. I have Ben Revere at the moment, but was offered: Brett Gardner for Cingrani

    My SP are Zimmerman, Scherzer, and Samardzija. I stream my 5th spot when I’m feeling frisky. We have an innings cap.

    Considering the fact that either Revere or Gardner will only be in my lineup until Giancarlo returns, would you make that trade? I know you like Gardner more than Revere but is he that much better of an upgrade to trade Cingrani?

  50. Ryan says:
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    Grey, who do you see as the next major impact prospect being called up? Any hope on Profar sometime soon? Also what else do you see from Adam Eaton this year? Thanks.

    • Ryan says:
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      @Ryan: Also, what do you see from Matt Garza this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Not unless Andrus or Kinsler get hurt badly… Eaton should be around soon… He’s a low power/speed guy… Garza gets Ks on a bad team and gets injured a lot…

  51. ThE sHiT says:
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    Thoughts on Howie Kendrick? Are we finally seeing his breakout year? Which of Cain Sugar, Brown, or Jennings would you trade straight up for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT: Looks like the year of the Kendricks, yeah… I’d trade Brown for him

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: Sweet! Thanks, enjoy your Cinco De Drinko weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, you too!

  52. Brandon says:
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    Grey, rest of season, you prefer Seager or Frazier at 3B? Thanks!

  53. Crumpy says:
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    Grey,

    is it your considered opinion that Madson will regain the closer role when he returns and is thus worth stashing? He was just dropped in one of my leagues.

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crumpy: I’d stash him, I’d say it’s only about 30% chance he’s the closer by August…

  54. Pager24 says:
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    decisions….decisions…. do I start Miller tonight vs. MIL?

    (obviously I need you to make up my mind! I’ve read long enough that I can no longer think for myself! HA)

  55. Frank Lynch says:
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    Another guy in my league is trying to get rid of Bautista for A #2 or #3 pitcher. Should I offer him Samardzija or Corbin or just stay away from him? I might be losing MCcutchen so that could be a replacement but I have no clue if this is a good move.

    • Frank Lynch says:
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      I hope all these questions about trades isn’t annoying you, it’s just I know you know everything there is to know about the game and I don’t have much knowledge on what’s equal or not with these trade offers… Thanks Brotha!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank Lynch: I’d trade Corbin or Samardzija for him, in that order…

  56. Whatever says:
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    Grey,

    What do you think happens to Brett Gardner’s role when Granderson comes back?

    I was thinking of offering Wei Chen for him in my AL only league. Just worried that Gardner will hit the bench when Grandy comes back.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Whatever: He gets platooned a bunch…

      • Whatever says:
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        @Grey:

        Hmm, interesting. do you think he gets enough AB’s to trade for (Chen) or stay away?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take him if you can platoon him in and out of your lineup…

          • Whatever says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks, Grey. Appreciate it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  57. Tim says:
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    No cute Kyle Kendrick quip? (Say that ten times…) Also, who would you drop out of Everth Cabrera, Daniel Nava, and Dan Uggla? Cheers!

  58. Bermuda Triangles says:
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    Grey – I have too many SPs and not enough offense. Who are your top 2 or 3 guys to ship out? (ie regardless of what they bring back – who are you most willing to throw over the side?)

    Scherzer, Zimmermann, Medlen, Lester, Fister, Homer Bailey, Niese, Ryu, Cingrani

    Thanks!

    Bermuda Triangles
    Get Lost!

  59. El Guapo says:
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    Worth streaming Miguel Gonzelz, Nolasco, or Guthrie?

    • El Guapo says:
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      @El Guapo: and pick 3: Prado, Seager, Aoki, Zobrist, Escobar

      • El Guapo says:
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        @Grey: Should have clarified.. Alcides*

  60. bees knees says:
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    hey grey,
    can you rank

    kendrick, tillman, marcum, wood, corbin

    thanks!

    • Tim says:
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      Kendrick
      Corbin
      Wood
      Tillman
      Marcum

      • bees knees says:
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        grey, you agree w/ tim? im thinking no b/c you said tillman over wood, but still interested in both takes.

  61. Bigwormsherm says:
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    Todd Frazier and Adam Wainwright

    OR

    Pablo Sandoval and Jake Peavy

    What side do you prefer?

  62. chris says:
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    10 team keeper

    Been offered Jay Bruce and Ian Desmond for Hanley Ramirez.

    Below is my current lineup, we use HR, R, OBP, SB and RBI

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

    Lucroy, Jonathan(C) MIL
    Arenado, Nolan(3B) COL
    Pagan, Angel(OF) SF
    Upton, B.J.(OF) ATL
    Seager, Kyle(3B) SEA
    Swisher, Nick(1B,OF) CLE

    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    Medlen, Kris(RP,SP) ATL
    Moore, Matt(SP) TB
    Ryu, Hyun-Jin(SP) LAD
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Henderson, Jim(RP) MIL
    Romo, Sergio(RP) SF

    Miller, Shelby(RP,SP) STL
    Morrow, Brandon(SP) TOR
    Cingrani, Tony(RP) CIN
    Beachy, Brandon(SP) ATL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chris: I’d take Bruce

  63. Ghost of the Purple Porpoise says:
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    Is there an official Razzball term for when a pitcher, say Ervin Santana, puts together 7Ks, 0ER and most likely a QS over 4 innings and then the game gets canceled along with his counting stats? Otherwise I’m chalking it up as a cosmic Donkey Punch.

      • ReleasetheMcKraken says:
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        @Grey: how about “wet dream” – it felt real at the time and was great while it lasted but you still got nothing in the morning…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe… We can probably do better…

      • ReleasetheMcKraken says:
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        @Grey: and it ties in to being rained out since…wait for it…water is wet!

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @ReleasetheMcKraken: you got something, a big mess.

  64. Iamcurious... says:
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    Is J. Heyward worth a top waiver pick-up if he and his appendix have been dropped in my league, or is he way overvalued/overranked this year?

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Iamcurious…: Well, his upside is a top 30 guy, so there’s that…

  65. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Drop any of these for Kendrick:
    Estrada
    Hughes
    Cingrani
    Cashner

  66. Adam says:
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    Would u be concerned with Todd Frazier?? Avg down big with strikeouts…
    Don’t have a lot of other options…Middlebrooks,Moose,
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: I’m not concerned

  67. Jon says:
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    I don’t have great pitching matchups the rest of the way… sit/start?

    Doubront @ TEX
    Hammel @ LAA
    Harvey @ ATL
    Quintana @ KC
    Cobb @ COL

    Need as many Ks/wins I can get… opponent has Kershaw, Felix, Moore, Masterson, Latos and Lester yet to go…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Sit, Start, Start, Sit, Sit

  68. Clint says:
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    Don’t tell me Dom Brown’s gonna finally heat up and, like Maholm before him, I’ll have to go back and re-add him after that momentary drop for Lorenzo Cain I just did. Need to get that itch in my add finger checked out because it’s on Fi-ruh and the Benadryl just isn’t working.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Cain’s been solid, I wouldn’t worry about it

  69. papasmurf says:
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    I am hoping he gets some hitting lessons from Bautista and Encarnacion. Or perhaps he’s too crazy hyper to learn anything.

    Bautista: You see this pitch that’s 6 inches off the ground and 3 inches outside? You let it go.

    Lawrie: Swing at it with one arm, yeah got it.

    Bautista: No bro, I said TAKE that shit.

    Lawrie: Yo! How you know I gotta take a shit? Gimme your hat.

    Bautista: Oh fuck it. Here’s Buehrle’s sock and some bubble wrap. I need some moonshine.

  70. Dynamite Dan says:
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    Morning Grey

    Can you rank these injured/slumping outfielders ROS

    Heyward, Bruce, Granderson, Alex Gordon

    Cheers

  71. Eddy says:
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    Pierre worth rostering in 12-team leagues?

    I feel like he’s that old dog in Of Mice and Men. No one wants him around, but they consider it because he used to be one of the best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy: Ha! I’d roster him for steals

  72. what does this mean – he will be pitching the 5th inning

    Cardinals purchased the contract of RHP Carlos Martinez from Double-A Springfield.

    • Is he someone you would pickup Grey – I heard they want him to pitch the 7th inning – that means HOLDS – there is no room for him to get into the starting lineup – so its kind of weird that the Cards will use their top minor league pitching prospect to pitch the 7th innning instead of him pitching games in the minor leagues – Are they thinking closer of the future here

      • Do you think he might stick here for the season or he was promoted to the majors to get fans into the park for Randy Choate Bobble Head Night

        • who stuff do you like better – Shelby Miller or Carlos Martinez

          • anyone else have any questions here just jump right in – maybe I forgot a few good ones

  73. KCC26 says:
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    so hard to decide between the waiver wire SPs to fill out the back of a staff. i know this question is 99% similar to so many others, but who are your top 3 of the following for a head to head league:

    Jose Fernandez
    Josh Beckett
    Kyle Kendrick
    Felix Doubront
    Bartolo Colon
    Colby Lewis

    Thanks so much!

    • KCC26 says:
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      @KCC26: oh, also add Tillman to that list

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KCC26: Beckett, Kendrick, Tillman

  74. DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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    Ginger Freak Bird sounds like what an Eric Stoltz character in a 90’s crime/drug movie would call himself. Awesome. Now I want to think of Stoltz, Modine, Judd Nelson, Tom Berenger, Billy Zane, all of them just emailing each other constantly. It is like the movie section of TV Guide from my youth come to life!

  75. Hondo says:
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    Didn’t Angel Heart essentially end Lisa Bonet’s career?That was followed by the pre-“The Wrestler” demise of Mickey O’Rourke?(Geez was Marisa Tomei smokin’ hot in that or what?)

    As a Nats fan,I’d appreciate it if you’d keep your powerful mojo focused on Trout.
    k?thanxbai.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hondo: Ha…. It did, essentially… No problem…

    • JoeC says:
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      @Hondo: She had a small role in “High Fidelity” that she played well, I thought.

      But yeah, she pretty much dropped off the Earth after “Angel Heart”.

  76. Wake Up says:
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    Roy coming out of retirement to pitch @ Coors is like Charlie retiring to become a John Deer salesman…

      • JoeC says:
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        @Grey: The dude from Mad Men who got his foot chopped off?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha…

  77. Wake Up says:
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    …speaking of that song…KL should do a duet with Janet…

  78. Eddy says:
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    Also, is Reddick a drop candidate at this point in a 12-team H2H OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy: I’d hold

  79. Wompwomp says:
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    In a Vacuum, Pablo Sandoval or Nelson Cruz – Should I be shooting for a higher tier OF’er when giving up Pablo?
    Thanks oh Greyone

  80. Wake Up says:
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    Incidentally, the ginger freak bird is the official bird here at the Derby…

  81. Bjo says:
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    Need to drop a reserve: s drew or ackley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bjo: Ackley

  82. MattTruss223 says:
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    SON hates Mr. Moore today @ COL…BUT I’m in a H2H pts league where the pitching lines don’t matter a whole bunch. Wins=7 pts, Loses= -7. So, really I just care that TB wins. What say you sir? Thank you much.

    • Q says:
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      @MattTruss223:
      I’m starting Moore until they pry him from my cold dead hand (s).

  83. Spencer says:
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    I thought my team looked pretty solid coming out of the draft. I won the first week match up 11-0, still feeling great! Now I have lost 3 straight weeks and trailing this week. Any suggestions? Here is my whole current roster…..

    10 team, H2H, daily changes, we start 3 OF, 4 SP, 3 RP, 1 of every other position
    Hitting cat – OBP, HR, SLG, R, SB, RBI
    Pitching cat – QS, WHIP, SV, IP, K/9, ERA

    C – Molina
    1B – Goldy, Reynolds, C Davis, Betancourt
    2B – Betancourt
    3B – Aramis, Reynolds, Betancourt
    SS – Rollins
    OF – Choo, A Jones, McCutchen, C Davis
    UTI – any of the above guys
    SP – Gio, Verlander, Samardzija, Bailey, Burnett, Ryu, Cingrani
    RP – Wilhelmsen, Frieri, Holland (Motte on DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Spencer: Just the ebb and flow of the season, your team looks fine…

      • Spencer says:
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        @Grey: Just offered a trade from one of my league mates.He is offering his Strasburg and Seager for my Molina and Cingrani. What you say??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Strasburg side

  84. ryan says:
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    allen craig just dropped onto waivers…should i just try to pick him up ansd ask questions later? low avg,no HR..is he hurt…

    • Steady says:
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      @ryan: depends on what you are dropping but i would most likely go for it

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @ryan: see jay wrong’s most recent post about contact rates stabilizing. He projects at very good AVG/HR/RBI.

  85. Wake Up says:
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    Should I add Feldman…roto…12 team….5×6….add Bizarro…

  86. EricB says:
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    Need some help deciding who to start for next week….

    I can start six of these ten SP

    Bumgarner (PHI, ATL)
    Harvey (PIT)
    Hellickson (TOR, SD)
    Hernandez (OAK)
    Latos (MIL)
    Moore (TOR)
    Morrow (BOS)
    Ryu (MIA)
    Straily (SEA)
    Zimmermann (DET)

    Straily and Morrow are obvious sits, but I’m having trouble with picking 6 of the remaining 8. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EricB: Morrow, Straily, Hellickson, Zimmermann, sit…

  87. Herschel says:
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    CMart called up and added to cards bullpen. Any chance he gets moved to starter this season?

    Also, thanks for pushing Tillman when no one else was.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Herschel: Not likely… But I do like him…

  88. Zeke says:
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    Hey Grey. Would you drop Chris Johnson for Moustakas in a 12 team points league? Johnson is hitting for a crazy avg., but K’s a lot and is averaging <2 points per game. I have Zimmerman coming back, so I am trying to think ahead to predict where these guys will be in a month when Zim goes back on the DL. Thanks!

  89. Ron says:
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    Give Jay Bruce and M. Carpenter for Cano? Would you do this?

  90. Trailblazin says:
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    Better stash: D. Hudson or C. Lewis?

  91. T Moore says:
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    Dear Rudy: I forgot to tell you yesterday – assuming you are safe in Canada and now beginning your journey into a new life – there are 6 HAVE TOs to fit in Canada. — If you are fluent in French ignore the below and parler la belle langue – only

    About = Abooot… Try and include it in as many sentences as possible..

    “A” – is added at the end of all sentences that points are being made in or are questions.. Really to be safe, just use it at the end of every sentence until you get the hang of it – more is better here..

    Stephen Harper is the Prime Minister is a conservative (they don’t have a President)..

    There is no Fourth of July and Thanksgiving is in October… (You’ll like this – major holidays are refered to a “stats’ = statutory holidays)..

    Go out of your way to be polite, courteous and friendly to others – if you don’t, they will peg you as an American “runner” in a heartbeat..

    Stay out of the Maritines, as the accent is absolutely unlearn-able for a Yank… Speaking of the Maritines, be familiar everywhere in Canada with the episodes and major characters of “Trailer Park Boys”…. The greatest sit-com ever made anywhere with Ricky, Julian and Bubbles and the like..

    This should get you through for a while..

    Rudy, You will be missed by all here… You have been Mr Grey’s and the others anchor… And boy o boy do they need one…This shipwreck of a FBB website will quickly be adrift without you around holding into the wind…

    I came up with a catchy name for your new identity’s web site… “Stats From The Underground” by Underground Man… A Good one, A … (eh = correct spelling)..

    Hate to do this, Rudy… Just so you know, Bryce Harper did play yesterday!!…

    You might consider returning.. That is if you haven’t run up the RazzBall company credit card beyond its astronomical and most likely un-payoff-able limits yet . Look at it this way, if you have, you’ve earned it…

    Anyways, I’m certain, most of the frantic reactions and early reporting of Harper’s dire condition must be laid at Mr Grays feet.. Let him pay off the credit card… It is time for him to understand, there are bills to be paid for his ruining so many others FBB lives and teams over the years…

    Know this, We (the readers) all miss you, Rudy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: Rudy’s standing outside your window with a boombox playing In Your Eyes…

      • T Moore says:
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        @Grey: By the sweet blistered nipples of the blessed virgin, do I hate Rock music… That’s where that racket is coming from..

        I can’t see the front of the house from up here on the sitting-pole… Had seen glimpses of a youngish fellow with a hole in his Afro wandering around the block carrying a doll and what I thought to be a briefcase earlier…

        Thought ,he was a Jehovah’s Witness or something… I think, he has left now…

        He coulda really helped me out… My ground-man has been away out of town for a couple days -… The area below the pole really needs a good pooper-scuppering (a local health code requirement)…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! You are such a goof…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @T Moore:

      Canada is like an upstairs loft rented out by a quiet, unassuming couple. Downstairs there’s a drunken frat party that never ends.

      • T Moore says:
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        @OaktownSteve:

        OS: Great one there on Canada vs USA…
        Love Canada and Canadians… We could learn a lot from them…

        The A’s tried to run Cespedes and themselves out of a game winning situation in the 9th on Wednesday… Bummer!!… Can’t win’m all…

        GO A’S

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @T Moore:

          Go A’s! Yankees this weekend.

    • JoeC says:
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      @T Moore: You forgot to mention: eat poutine in Montreal. I haven’t done it yet, but it’s on my bucket list.

      • T Moore says:
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        @JoeC:

        Joe: Since I got retarted permanently… I have given up fried foods.. I just can ‘t burn the calories anymore…

        Mostly nuts, yogurts, veggies, fruits and whole grains cereals for me… And free range chicken… And some pasta and bread… O yeah… Gelato and Frozen Yogurt too.. And fudge sauce… HAHAHA

        Average a 5 mile walk daily – with a cigar… I call it Gar-ling… The looks I get from those healthy joggers and $5000 kit/bike yuppie middle aged RUDE bicyclists… Loath them on hiking and walking trails… Want to go fast hit the streets!!!

        I’m almost a classical Pythagorean… Except for the Chicken and a organic hotdog now and then..

    • Adam says:
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      @T Moore:

      Is Rudy leaving Razzball, or is he just going on vacation?

      Can’t get a consistent sense of whether or not you’re joking….

      • T Moore says:
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        @Adam:

        Adam: What you read from me on here is entirely 100% grade A Bullpucky!!!…

        I’m sure Rudy is fine and in the backroom crunching #s as I reply to you..

  92. Got a deal of D Jennings and Iwakuma for my Carl Crawford? You rated Jennings higher preseason so sounds like I def want to trade away Crawford. Still stick to those rankings?

  93. Jon says:
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    Do you like Tillman for his next start vs KC (he gets SD at home after that)? If so, who would you lose to activate him?

    Quintana, Doubront, Cashner, DHer, Jansen

  94. FillyP says:
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    Travis Semi-Erect made me giggle like a schoolgirl.. sometimes this site makes me question my sexuality and/or maturity. That should be your new tagline.

    I know I asked a couple days ago, but does the Tillman start change your mind on Tillman vs. Hammel? I’m getting smoked in my league this week.. picked up Vargas for a spot start tonight (good splits + stream-o-nator!) and then I’m going to drop him/Griffin for either Tillman/Hammel.

    Other options include: Feldman, Harrell, Westbrook, Volquez, Jimenez, Teheran, Tepesch, etc.

    • FillyP says:
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      @FillyP:

      P.S. 12t H2H Keeper 7×7 with QS and IP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FillyP: Ha…That line was Rudy’s… I like them both depending on matchups… Lose Griffin too and own both…

  95. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Having a hard time deciding on a last outfielder to start today.

    Who do you choose?
    Starling Marte vs. Detwiler (hits lefties well)
    Carlos Gomez vs. Shelby Miller (12 hits in the past 6 games!)

    Also, with Zimm coming back today do you roll him out right away, even if you have
    a hot Manny Machado that would go to the bench? (Ortiz at Utility)

      • JoeC says:
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        @Grey: What is Carlos Gomez’s nickname? We can’t use “CarGo”, for obvious reasons. CarGome? That seems uncreative.

        “Carlos G”? Sounds like a bad, Mexican rapper. “Carmez”? Like Carmex, but not. I assume Gomez’s unique blend of power and speed will heal chapped lips. I know he’s done wonders for mine!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          CarGnome — he’s miniCarGo

          • JoeC says:
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            @Grey: That is awesome sauce right there. Love it!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks!

              • jason batteiger says:
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                @Grey: i’ve, since last year just called him the other cargo.

  96. Barry Heanbag says:
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    I think I’m an idiot for not snap accepting this deal. I have Votto, 10 keeper 5×5 roto:

    Votto for Hosmer, CarGomez, De Aza, Homer Bailey

    My reason thus far for not accepting the deal is because I think Hosmer is fairly worthless as a replacement for Votto. Do you think he will find his power stroke this year, or should I hold out for better/something different?

  97. Dan Avis says:
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    Is it time to sell high on Carlos Gomez? Would you recommned trying to get Everth Cabrera for Gomez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan Avis: I’d want more, but I do think it’s a good idea to sell him…

  98. Mountain Man says:
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    Morning Grey –

    Std 12 team roto. – my MI is Rutlege, EspoNOza, Cozart

    2 ?s
    1. Any guess when Profar might get a call?
    2. Would you drop any (Cozart?) for:
    – Jerko
    – Vladespin (enough ABs soon to justify?)
    – Peralta (can’t believe I just included him)
    – K. Johnson
    – Rayburn
    – Notoriois DID (hurt, but that’s how desperate I am)

    Thanks, My Lord.

  99. Dan Avis says:
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    @Dan Avis: I need some help at SS.

  100. Q says:
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    Rolling with Chucky Newtown today v. Cincy?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: I’m not

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        yeah .
        i thunk my way into sitting him for his ace-like performance at the great american ballpark
        (the 1st time that i did not start him all year) .
        don’t see how i can start him in wrigley … though the wind IS blowing IN .
        reds are supposed to be a good-hitting team though … no ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Reds are good, yeah…

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Grey:

            am starting to teeter :
            a) it’s the only game in town (this afternoon) ,
            b) i feel like i should at least go down swinging … and hope the reds’
            bats do the same ,
            d) even though it’s raining down here and has been since 4 am ,
            i THINK that i might get good enough internet connection to actually watch the game (that always helps , doesn’t it ?) ,
            and ,
            e) the wife’s out of town and won’t be back until the game is over
            (see above , parenthetically)

            what’s my best excuse ?

            • Dingbat says:
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              @costaricanchata: They’re swinging a lot so far! 3Ks, but 1ER on two hits after one inning.

        • Dingbat says:
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          @costaricanchata: I’m starting Newtowne. The Reds are supposed to be good, but they’ve been cold lately. After scoring 10 runs on 4/21, they’ve average 2.2 runs per game over the past 10 games. Could they break out with a ton of runs at any moment? Sure, but I’m feeling lucky.

  101. ryan says:
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    i dropped Weeks for Rutlegde..did i make the right move?
    Thanks!

  102. paddytwotimes says:
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    @ Grey

    Do you do this trade: I give up J. Henderson and D. Jennings. I get J. Lester and Luca Duda. This is a 12 team H2H. My front line starters are J. Zim and M. Bum with a sprinkling of J. Niese, Mallone and some other serviceable bums. My remaining closers are T. Wilm, G. Perk and E. Muj.

    I am thinking yes. Also, your love child Frasier is iceee cold.

      • paddytwotimes says:
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        @Grey: No doubt they go cold. Interesting that you would take Jennings. I appreciate it Grey.

  103. paper bag on head (shame) says:
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    Matt Kemp.
    After a month of suck-fest, How do you see him v. your pre-season projections?

      • paper bag on head (shame) says:
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        Thanks, what aboutg as a “buy low” target?@Grey:

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: you also said don’t buy him at adp cost in pre-season. shoulder thing.

  104. Birdis says:
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    Please Rank for CI going forward: Morales, Freese, Michael Young

  105. The Dude says:
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    Tillman or Estrada?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Dude: Nice user photo… Tillman

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @The Dude: They are dependent on matchups though

        • The Dude says:
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          @Grey: Thanks, I ended up rostering both and will play the match-ups going forward.

  106. gareth says:
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    A Better 2 start pitcher this week:

    Maholm
    Kendrick
    Hellickson
    Cahill
    Tepesh

  107. Pete says:
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    Please rank for ROS (and note if different from short term) for h2h points league:
    Pagan, De Aza, Hafner, Saunders, Moss, Nava. If you have to drop 1 or 2, who goes?

  108. gareth says:
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    Jarrod parker @ cle and @ sea.

    Easy matchups. Worth a flyer? Or is he still untrustworthy?

  109. Ryan741 says:
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    Was offered Pedroia, Konerko and Josh Johnson for my Bucholz and Alex Rios. Hate Johnson, but might be worth it to get Pedroia and get something before Bucholz is Bucholz again. Your thoughts?

      • Ryan741 says:
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        Still do the deal if they change their mind from Rios to Austin Jackson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  110. Dan says:
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    Josh Hamilton and Mark Melancon for Jason Heyward and Frieri/Holland.

    Who wins?

    I understand Hamiltons value is at its lowest but what type of players should we expect in return at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: I’d take Heyward, but it’s fair… More about Holland and Frieri being so much better than Melancon

  111. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, 12 team 5×5 mixer, 1450 IP limit, are you full steam ahead on Matt Moore at the Rockies and Mike Minor at home vs. the Mets? Look at all those M’s….

    Thanks

  112. Ben says:
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    QS, OBP+SLG League –

    H. Bailey or Gallardo?

    Donaldson/Choo for Beltre and the guy you just picked? DO EET or am I giving up too much with choo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben: Gallardo, really a toss up…. Beltre, it’s fair

  113. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Ogando, Quintana, or Haren? I see them in this order, looking for a ROM (rest of the month)

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Dan: its too early to be labeling a 6th starter ROS, I would use him for the next month, besides the Detroit game, and go from there. SON should be your consultant for his starts. SON said he was a good bet yesterday and SON was correct

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: I just looked at schedules and Ogandos looks good and so does haren, I dropped Beckett instead, his schedule looks not so good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: I don’t know their schedules off the top of my head…That rank looks right though…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: Beckett has vs. AZ, vs. WAS, @ ATL, vs. STL, @ Anaheim. He has a 5.87/1.57 at home and unless it’s a day game 2.70/1.05 in 2 GS, I think he can go be thrown into the stream pool.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, gotcha…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate:

      Haren had the splitter working yesterday. He’s got one of the best. He doesn’t throw particularly hard so the whole thing with him is can he spot the fastball to stay ahead in counts and get folks fishing on the split.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Thank oh wise ancient oak -town steve

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate:

          I grew up in a town in So Cal called Encinitas. Means “little oak tree” in Spanish. Now that I’m all growed up (in theory anyway), I’m in The Town. From tiny acorns mighty Oaks do grow, or so they say.

          I think Haren is interesting to keep an eye on. The stat they kept flashing yesterday was that among pitcher with 1000 innings basically since deadball, Haren has the best BB/K ratio in baseball history. Next on the list are Pedro and Schilling. Washington is a decent place to pitch and he’ll have a solid team behind him.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @OaktownSteve: being from Encinitas, are you a Padre fan too? are have you gone all in on the A’s. My buddy always said that A’s fans are the smartest fans in baseball and thought he was just stroking his own, but you are making me a believer. Im a Dodger fan, and well we would be just below the Forrest Gump line.

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate:

              Grew up a Padre nut. Moved up here in ’92 and been here on and off ever since. Discovered I can’t really be a fan of a team if I can’t go to the games. For me it’s all about live baseball. Mrs. Oaktown is an East Bay native and a die hard, so it’s been an easy switch.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @OaktownSteve: that sounds like I’m pointing out that your old but you’re not, 44, is not old, it’s the new 28. I was thanking the wisdom you posses.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate:

          I maybe 43 going on 44 but I don’t look a day over 42.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @OaktownSteve: keeping it real. I just trimmed the beard and now I look 35

  114. Alejandro says:
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    start villanueva vs the Reds?

  115. Pete says:
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    Cuddyer, McCann, Rollins, Veras for Posey and Bruce. Who wins in h2h pts league?

    What about Napoli, Rollins, Veras for Posey and Bruce.

    Side getting Rollins has Alexi Ramirez as SS and could use a 3rd closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pete: Posey side in both…

  116. Would you give up Cobb, Minor, Milone and get in return Dempster and Peavy?

  117. LordaMercy says:
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    Johnson to the DL. Fortunately, I was able to pick up Dickey (true story).

    I’m hoping to get a great staff rounded out by T Wood, Johnathan Pettibone, and Anthony Lickaschlonger.

    …this, this is what I’ve become.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  118. Ryan741 says:
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    How would you rank Cobb, Parker, Bucholz, Samardzia ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Samardzija, Buchholz, Cobb

  119. ReleasetheMcKraken says:
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    12 team dynasty no limit keeper – drop Brett Anderson and Henderson Alvarez to add Kyle Kendrick (need to drop both to fit the cap)? Or drop only Alvarez to add Justin Grimm? Thank you sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both…

  120. Spencer says:
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    Trade just offered after your comment Grey. Help me out! Just offered a trade from one of my league mates.He is offering his Strasburg and Seager for my Molina and Cingrani. What you say?

    10 team, H2H, daily changes, we start 3 OF, 4 SP, 3 RP, 1 of every other position
    Hitting cat – OBP, HR, SLG, R, SB, RBI
    Pitching cat – QS, WHIP, SV, IP, K/9, ERA

    C – Molina
    1B – Goldy, Reynolds, C Davis, Betancourt
    2B – Betancourt
    3B – Aramis, Reynolds, Betancourt
    SS – Rollins
    OF – Choo, A Jones, McCutchen, C Davis
    UTI – any of the above guys
    SP – Gio, Verlander, Samardzija, Bailey, Burnett, Ryu, Cingrani
    RP – Wilhelmsen, Frieri, Holland (Motte on DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg

  121. ChanningTatum says:
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    I was offered Hyun-Jin Ryu and Angel Pagan for Jose Bautista and Glenn Perkins.. thoughts??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jose side

      • ChanningTatum says:
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        @Grey: thank you! personally i think Ryu is here from the North for some espionage…

  122. agarthered says:
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    Someone grabbed Kendrick before I could..

    so Espinosa or Rayburn?

    ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa

  123. Buttermaker says:
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    ROS Nava, Saunders, Raburn, or Joyce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joyce

  124. Frank Lynch says:
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    Would Sherzer or Lester be worth MCutchen? I would still have a good OF with Crawford, Holliday, J. Upton, Ethier n maybe Bautista but that’s not def

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester or Scherzer, in that order…

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Just wondering, Someone told me that it’s not good to have 2 pitchers on your squad that are on the same team. Is that true?? Cause I have Dempster

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not true

          • Frank Lynch says:
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            Thanks bro!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem… Represent Jersey!

            • Frank Lynch says:
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              I got A bite on that Cutchen for Lester trade but the thing is that I already have 12 pitchers. So instead of having to have to drop one I’d rather trade. Which pitcher would you drop or trade if you had to, Corbin, Jansen or Grimm? I don’t think samardzija would be an option. If I give him a pitcher then I’d ask for Mark Reynolds from him

              • Dingbat says:
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                @Frank Lynch: Don’t do it, Frank! I think Grey got the trade backwards.

                • Frank Lynch says:
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                  Idk bout that cause he knows my batting squad and we’ve been talking about the mccutchen trade since yesterday

      • Dingbat says:
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        @Grey: ???? McCutchen was the #3 overall player in your rankings, and now it’s okay to trade him away for Lester or Scherzer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trading Scherzer or Lester for him… Unless I got the trade backwards…

  125. Kevin says:
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    Im thinking about trading away Buckholtz for Evan Longoria. I cant see Buckholtz being this awesome the whole year he has to come back to Earth. Both players are injury risk so that aspect its a wash, Would you pull the trigger and make the trade? Thanks in advance Bro Namath.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Kevin:

      If you can do that, you do that. Dear Gray, I’m thinking of winning the lottery but I’m not sure I should go for it. Your thoughts?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @OaktownSteve: HAHAHAHAHAHA

        I wonder… is he making the offer or has some crazy sox fan proposed that. I can see the thought process now, Do I trade Bucholtz for Longo, well lets see, he’s a shoe in for the Cy Young because they award it based on April and longo has dropped in value every year. hhmmmm, I think I’m giving up a lot, but this gamble might pay off, a waiver wire player for a 2nd round draft pick. makes sense.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate:

          Yeah, I probably came across a little jerky there. Sorry Kevin! But really that one is a no brainer if you can get it.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @OaktownSteve: don’t be such a Gyorkee….

            I thought you were a little soft on the kid

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Longo

  126. Flo-G-Money says:
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    Joyce, seth smith, or e young

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joyce

  127. danny says:
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    Grey, the A.Craig owner is selling. I think I can get him for Cingrani. Catch is I don’t really need Craig and my SP is my biggest weakness. Still, I should do it right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  128. mUshi says:
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    a-ram and carlos santana for matt holliday and miguel montero, who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holliday

      • mUshi says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

  129. Carnac says:
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    Saw above that Grey thinks Gardner is headed to a platoon in a couple weeks (when Granderson comes back). How much of a hit is this going to be on his value? Throw the preseason projections out the window?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It could, not sure where they would play him if Wells stays healthy…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: bat boy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That could work…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey: Ugh. *Removes turban, jumps out window after Gardner’s stats.*

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Carnac: too bad you are on the first floor

          • Carnac says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: *lands on softly on ground, curls up in a ball and weeps silently*

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Carnac: thats how I got out of bed this morning

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bring em back when you get em!

  130. VicVickerson says:
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    Milone for Victorino…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Victorino

  131. BillT says:
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    With catching, I usually agree with the set it and forget it strategy, but Lucroy was slow out of the gate and Gattis was hitting. Now McCann is back next week (I am in a weekly) and Gattis seems to be headed to Triple A after his bat has cooled off.
    These are the catchers available; who is the best one ROS?
    Jesus Montero, John Lucroy, Chooch Ruiz, Russell Martin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jesus

  132. Threat says:
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    In 10 team, NL only 5×5, $260 keeper league. Need outfield help was offered Cuddyer $24 for Arenado $10 and Cashner $5. Have ARam coming back so he can slide into 3B. Am I giving up too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, but you’re giving up a lot with Arenado…

  133. FillyP says:
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    Would you drop Cozart for Raburn? Johnson, Barney, Cedeno, Ackley also available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  134. ShaunL says:
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    Which side: Shin-Soo Choo or Starlin Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro

  135. Triple D says:
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    Hey Grey,

    SON has Tommy Hanson at $14.3 vs. the rally monkeys, and Jeff Locke at $12.2 vs. the Nats. Your pick? Also, my 1972 Dodge Polara has ants–oh wait.. that’s a question for the Tappet brothers.

    -DDD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanson

      • Triple D says:
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        Thanks as always!

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Triple D:

      car talk ….great stuff !
      click and clack .

  136. taped says:
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    Milone/Mujica for Papelbon….which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Papelbon

  137. Mike says:
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    Should I be dropping Andrew Bailey for whoever might be the top player on your Buy/Sell this afternoon?

    Other potential drops are Span, Middlebrooks and Arenado

  138. EK says:
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    Start J. Garcia @ MIL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • EK says:
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        @Grey: Sorry.. pls rank along with Vargas vs BAL, Hanson vs BAL, Vogelsong vs LAD

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hanson, Vogelsong

    • EK says:
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      @EK: @EK: Pls rank along with Vargas vs BAL, Hanson vs BAL, Vogelsong vs LAD

  139. Beardcrabs says:
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    yo greycarlo,

    which closer would you want out of these: holland, betancourt, parnell, balfour, street…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland

  140. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    when SON is wrong can I say SON of a pitch?

  141. Carnac says:
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    Is it too late for you to add Ike Davis and BJ Upton to the “Sell” list? I desperately need you to do to (stutterer) them what you did to Latos last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Writing it now, but they’re not there… Saaah-ree….

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey: Those two guys are having such a corrosive effect on my relationship with the rest of that team. “Ok, I expect 0 fer 4s from BJ and Ike, but you, Longoria?? YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  142. Spencer says:
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    If I take the trade for Strasburg and lose Molina, I would obviously be in the market for a catcher. Say I take the trade right now, who do you go pick up at C from these available guys?

    M Montero
    J Montero
    Lucroy
    Gattis
    Doumit
    Avila
    Hundley
    Iannetta
    Ruiz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jesus

  143. Sanfran says:
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    Has Hector Santiago done enough to roster I’m 12×12 roto? Seems like a good K dude with upside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d grab him…

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Grey: Is he still throwing a screwball on occasion?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure, honestly

  144. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Last night I signed up for Beat the Streak for the first time since the initial season. I had an 11-game hitting streak but only paid attention for half the season. Anybody else do this and what was your longest streak?

    Random off topic question-
    My final day at my current job will be May 17. I will give my two weeks notice either today or on Monday? What is the more proper way to do it? Two weeks from the final day or the morning of the beginning of the two week period?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea what this is…

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Grey: It is a game on mlb com where you pick a batsman each day. You have to hope he gets a hit. Your goal is to have a 57-game hitting streak. Then you win money.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, sounds like fun…

  145. royce! says:
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    I’ve been using Arcia as a fill in for Heyward in my 14 team h2h counting OBP and XBH. Should I drop him for Stubbs, who has been solid for the last couple of weeks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go to Stubbs…

  146. a) Grey I’m saddened by your categorization of Travis Wood as a mere Streamer, or, in my fantasy world, a Wheeler (as in, “I’m gonna Wheel Arroyo, drop him, and then pick him up again for his next start” or, “get ready for my Wheel of Death when I stream all week!”). For some reason he’s my guy – his WHIP is under 1.00 and he’s a Cubs pitcher! – and I’m thinking if Dale Scrotum hadn’t pulled Wood for Camp in the eighth the other day he would have worked out of his own jam and Gregg would have inexplicably nailed down his 5th save and my team would be sitting pretty. But noooo Scrotum had to go and screw it all up.

    b) This Boston save situation is insane. Farrell is about to pull a double on going against the “you don’t lose a job to injury” rule by taking the job from an injured Hananararararahan, giving it to Bailey, and now about to take it away from an injured Bailey to give it to a healthy Hananaranrararhan. It’d be cool if both got hurt and then somehow Calvin Schiraldi got it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Yeah, he could be decent in the right match=ups, but until he raises his Ks or pitches in a different park for a different team, it’s hard to say he can start every game right now in fantasy B) Ha!

  147. royce! says:
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    Also, in the same league, which counts k/bb, would you drop McCarthy or Jo-Fer for Hector Santiago? He has dual-eligibility, which is nice…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Fer for Hector

  148. KevinB says:
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    Hey Grey!

    I was just sent Ellsbury and Bucholz for Adam Jones? Ellsbury is kind of an injured risk but I like what Bucholz is doing so far this season. It is possible that he could ring up at least 17 wins this season along with a decent ERA, WHIP and K total. I am a litle skeptical about Ellsbury though. What do you think about this trade offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d take Ellsbury if I needed speed… But like the Jones side slightly more…

  149. Jason says:
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    Playing in 30 team league. Would you drop Pelfrey for Oswalt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  150. Ron says:
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    Shields or Samardjza ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shields

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be a beautiful thing…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @c0wfunk:

      There’s not a chance in hell that player set yields Stanton. Those are all win now pieces. Marlins are in win during the second President Hillary Clinton term mode.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @OaktownSteve:

        yep .
        he’s gotta be sawx-bound .
        money and prospects .

  151. fungus says:
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    Pick 2:

    Headley vs Miley (Petco)
    Nava vs Holland (wind blowing out in Arlington)
    Frazier vs Villanueva (wind blowing in and chilly in wrigley)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nava, Headley

  152. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *******THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME.*****

  153. Steve says:
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    Zimmerman is back. Who should I drop? Haren, Quintana or Morales (got Goldy, I. Davis, Frazier as 1B, but also use them for CI-spot)?

    Thanks.

  154. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME.*******

  155. Jay says:
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    This could work out very well for me….have Cashner for his start then drop for either kendrick or Tillman.

    IF oyu were going to take only one of Kendrick or Tillman based on their next two starts, which one would it be?

  156. 3dollarcraps says:
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    Please rank for points league.
    Arenado, Moustakas, Cozart, Gyorko.
    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose, Arenado

  157. Poo Holes says:
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    Okay Greymaster, who wins this deal?

    Giancarlo, Pence, Shelby
    OR
    Heyward, Castro, Altuve

  158. Mike says:
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    Which side?

    Pujols & Cingrani
    or
    Strasburg & Arenado

  159. Targaryen says:
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    Which side would you prefer to have? Tulo & BJup or Price & Joey Bats (10h2h-keep 5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bats

  160. Vikinggjh says:
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    Which 3 should i start this week from:
    Price (@Col), Ogando (Bos), Samardja (Cin), Hammel (@LAA) or Cobb (@Col). Thanks

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