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They say baseball is a game of inches.  When ‘they’ say that, ‘they’ are wearing a plaid jacket and flood pants.  They also have adult acne.  But if baseball really is a game of inches, the Tigers are packing heat in their lineup like John Holmes.  So, for all other teams’ fans, I ask you gently, Tigers, please don’t have good pitching too.  I mean, besides Verlander and Scherzer and Fister and Anibal, because that would just be unfair.  Yesterday, it appeared they had that with Rick Porcello.  He went eight innings with zero earned runs, four baserunners and 11 Ks.  After his eleventh K, the sound system played, “Rick’s a Jolly Porcello.”  That is the best game I can remember from Porcello, by far, and I use all of his game logs as toilet paper, so I’d remember.  I mean, what else am I doing in the john?  Answering comments?  Well, maybe.  Just keep that in mind when you’re asking me who I’d drop.  Porcello’s xFIP looks solid and his walks have always been stellar.  The one flaw in his game I didn’t like was his ability to K people.  So far this year, his K-rate is up and way up after yesterday.  If you’re struggling to find a starter, I could see adding Porcello, but there’s risk because he does tend to have huge blow ups.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Brandon Morrow – 2 IP, 2 ER and 2 unearned runs.  If you’re just joining us…where you been?  Sailing around the world in Bermuda shorts?  Those must be some big shorts to act like a sail.  Well, I won’t hold it against you if you missed the 12 other times I’ve said to drop Morrow in most mixed leagues.  He’s now experiencing forearm discomfort and he looks like he’s drinking from the Ricky Romero suck straw.

Casey Janssen – Was unavailable yesterday due to general shoulder soreness.  General shoulder soreness usually presides over the air command.  I’d grab Delabar if you have room, just in case general shoulder soreness is promoted to Major Shoulder Soreness.

Brett Lawrie – Likely headed back to the DL.  He should just add a D to the front of his name so it’s DLawrie and be done with it.

Jose Bautista – 2-for-4, 3 runs and a solo homer, his 12th.  He’s now batting .299 on the year.  The race for most fantasy value between him and Edwin is heating up on our Player Rater with Edwin edging him, but on our rest of the season projections, Bautista has him beat comfortably.  It’s a race for the ages or at least the ages 25 thru 54, according to our analytics.

Paul Maholm – 6 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Half of me wants to say you guys had a good run, move on.  The Lily Tomlin half of me wants to say he was facing the Blue Jays and no one wants to face them right now.

Evan Gattis – 1-for-4 with his 12th homer.  Meanwhile, Salvador Perez held his great-aunt’s hand while she mourned her sister.

Brian McCann – 2-for-5 with two solo homers (his 5th and 6th).  Meanwhile, Salvador Perez awkwardly held a tissue his baby sister blew her nose into.

Andrelton Simmons – 3-for-5, 1 run, and eight for his last fifteen.  So far he’s only attempted two steals all year (one success), which comes from a guy who once stole 26 bases in a minor league season.  Hey, Andrelton, save the light speed for your spaceship and bring out the full speed.

Corey Hart – He’s not ready for rehab.  He said no, no, no.

Jean Segura – 6-for-7, 2 runs.  Muah!

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-6, 2 runs, his fifth homer and robbed Carlos Gomez of a homer because Hicks reads Razzball and sold Gomez.

Michael Cuddyer – 3-for-4, 1 RBI and his 4th steal, to go along with his 8 homers as he bats .333.  I won’t even bother to go over all the guys he’s doing better than, even with the time missed due to an injury, but I’d be happy that he’s Cuddyours.

Matt Dominguez – 0-for-3, but whatever.  Just wanted to point out that because of the Hitter-Tron, I grabbed him for his upcoming trip to Coors.  I also put lipstick on a leaf blower so the Hitter-Tron could get some action.

Jordan Lyles – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. Jorge de la Rosa with 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks in an interleague game that reminded us that no matter what league the Astros are in no one cares.

Chris Perez – Was shut down for 5-7 days.  Pestano was named the interim closer, but he’s looked bad, so I’d hold Joe Smith.  My apologies to the American-Italian Defamation League, please don’t make me grease your hairy palms.

Arodys Vizcaino – Out for the season after having surgery to remove calcium buildup from his right elbow.  This is probably caused by drinking milk then laying on your side.

Nate Eovaldi – Hey, it’s Tommy Lasorda’s favorite olive oil.  Eovaldi’s set to return to the Marlins’ rotation after missing two months with shoulder inflammation.  Keep the gas away from there!  As I said in the preseason rankings, “Eovaldi averages a 94 MPH fastball; can touch 98 MPH.  An average 94 MPH fastball would’ve been a top five average fastball velocity last year if he had enough innings to qualify.  You can teach control, you can teach conditioning and build up stamina, you can’t teach stuff.  Eovaldi’s stuff is solid.  Though his name backwards is naive.”  And that’s me quoting me!  I like Eovaldi, though obviously his value takes a bit of a hit on the Marlins for wins, but Crayola Canyon isn’t a bad place to pitch.  In deeper mixed leagues, I’d look at him.

Ike Davis – 0-for-3 as he batted eighth.  Eight hole for the Mets is like batting 14th for the Braves.  16th for the Tigers.  And clean-up for the Astros.

Matt Harvey – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.85.  In the preseason, I said draft Harvey on every one of your teams.  How do I not have him on any teams?  Not rhetorical.  Seriously.  I’m crying.

Lucas Duda – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  Second time I’m mentioning him in the last three days.  Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, kazoo… Hot schmotato!

Nathan Karns – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks as the Nationals promoted him.  Let’s see what Scott, our prospect writer, said, “Karns returned from labrum surgery last season and proceeded to dominate A-ball:  2.17 ERA, 1.01, 11.5 K/9 in 116 IP between Low- and High-A.  At age 24, he was one of the older participants in those leagues, but the health and success over a full season is hugely encouraging.  If such production continues at Double-A, Karns will push toward the bigs quickly.  A great fastball-curveball combo will draw plenty of whiffs, adding fantasy allure, which is similar to using Grey as bait for a great white shark, but not the same.”  Harumph!  Karns has been fantastic for strikeouts in the minor leagues, but he’s all over the map with his consistency and control.  He could start in the rotation for as long as Detwiler is out, but I’d only look at Karns in NL-Only leagues.

Bryce Harper – Out until Friday with complications from running into the wall.  Thankfully, Harper doesn’t play in China!

Danny Espinosa – Aiming to return on Wednesday.  Well, when he was asked what day he was returning, he crookedly pointed to a calendar with his broken wrist hand and then a reporter moved the calendar until Wednesday was lined up with Espinosa’s finger.

Jayson Werth – Will start a rehab assignment today.  That should speed up the timetable for his next injury.

Adam LaRoche – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and two homers (his 9th and 10th).  LaRoche, LaRoche, porque le falta hitting es fumar.

Roger Bernadina – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Must…resist…urge…to…pick…up…this…Bowden Fluffer.

Clay Buchholz – Cleared to start on Friday.  He said that should give him time to get his SPF up to snuff.  Then pointed out that was his Squirrel Proof Feeder.  He’s doing yard work.  What?

Jackie Bradley – Recalled to take over left field.  Didja hear about the time he walked three times in one game?  Incredible!

Ryan Dempster – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the Phillies, one of the worst road teams in the majors.  Last night, they had Rollins batting third.  Hey, I like Rollins a’ight, I even own Rollins in a few leagues, a’ight?  But not only is he not a three-hole hitter, but the Phillies really don’t have a better guy for the spot with Utley hurt.  Michael Young might make the most sense in that spot, and that’s more of an indictment of the Phillies than a compliment for Young.

Cliff Lee – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA is down to 2.34.  You know the NBC call letter chime sound?  It’s so peaceful and calming.  After The Adverb pitches, they should play that sound on my fantasy team.

Domonic Brown – 1-for-4 with his 11th homer.  All he does is hit home runs!  No, seriously, I love Brown so much I’m thinking about petitioning Roy G. Biv to get brown into the rainbow, but I’d also love a single and a steal occasionally.  I’m greedy, y’all!

Ben Revere – 2-for-5 and his 9th steal.  He’s taking SAGNOF to a whole new level with giving absolutely nothing except steals.   He has 17 runs and only 5 RBIs with zero homers.  Compared to him, Juan Pierre is a BSD, as used in Michael Lewis’s Liar’s Poker.

Jeremy Hellickson – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the Marlins.  Ah, the ol’ Cleveland Streamer.  Marlins are terrible on the road…except when they only take the bus, apparently.  Just giving Loria another reason to cost-cut.  Soon, the Marlins are going to be four days late for games on cross-country trips.

Desmond Jennings – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  This was his 2nd three-hit game of the year.  To abbreviate that for our readers in Africa, he’s Desmond Two-Three.

Luke Scott – 3-for-5, 2 runs.  I’m required by the oath I took at the Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston to point out any time it appears Luke Scott is getting hot.

Kevin Slowey – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Nothing interesting to him, except if you own him, Elmer Fudd would say your team is Very Very Slowey.

Mike Dunn – Got the blown save and loss when Chad Qualls gave up a hit with Dunn’s baserunners on.  That’s one way to edge your name up on the closer chain in Miami.  Oh, who am I kidding, the Marlins don’t get save opportunities.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-3, 3 runs, hitting .316.  He’s now hit in 13 straight games with no homers and one steal, so it’s good, but slightly yawnstipating.

Chris Coghlan – 2-for-4 with a homer and is hitting over .300 in the last week.  All right, fine, the Marlin bats are hot right now, don’t make me say it… Okay, he’s a hot schmotato!

Michael Morse – Day-to-day with a strained quad.  I once strained pasta, but a quad?  What are these people doing?

Kevin Gausman – 4 IP, 7 ER.  Sometimes you hit gold with rookie pitchers, sometimes the gold hits you, knocks you out and you wake in a dungeon wearing a bikini made of Marshmallow Fluff.  Really has no bearing on his future outlook, or no baring if you’re a prude.  If you remember, Kershaw was the dog’s breakfast when he was first called up.  Obviously, you can lose Gausman until he straightens out his shizz.

Chris Davis – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 17th homer.  But he made two outs, right?  See?!

J.J. Hardy – 3-for-4 and his 10th homer, as he hits .250.  If he can keep his average up to .250, he would have nice value this year.  Cust kayin’.

Aaron Hill – Cleared for baseball activities.  Bring on the spitting and ball scratching!

Xavier Paul – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  X-Man cometh!  X-Man platoonth!  X-Man not have great mixed league valueth!

Zack Cozart – 3-for-5, run, RBI and hitting near .400 in the last week from Cozart.  That’s enough to make Salieri jealous.

Oscar Taveras – Hit the Triple-A DL with an ankle injury.  Still have never heard of anyone having a cankle injury.  You messed up God!

Michael Wacha – It’s official, he’s called up.  Here’s my Michael Wacha fantasy.  I wrote it while canoodling in the pool with my noodle.

Tyler Lyons – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Gausman comes up with all kinds of hype and barfs on your baseball card collection and Lyons comes up with a 4+ ERA in Triple-A and pitches lights out.  Go figure with your abacus.  Next, Lyons gets the Giants, not the Tigers or Cubbies, which are little bears, oh my!  I’d gamble on Lyons in some leagues for that Giants start.  The one thing that is really appealing with him is his command, so the worst case scenario shouldn’t be that bad.  Then again, Gausman has good control…

Matt Carpenter – 2-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (4) & legs (1).  It’s been 340 days since his last steal.  There’s 340 days in the Japanese school year.  The Japanese word for carpenter is daiku.  That’s written with the characters that look like ‘a man in love with outstretched arms’ and the letter I.  I’m not Japanese and I don’t love Carpenter.  See, how that works?

Carlos Beltran – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and Matt Holliday also homered.  His 7th homer.  Beltran has 31 RBIs to Holliday’s 29, and Beltran is beating him in average by 36 points.  Though, Holliday has a five round preseason reach on Beltran.

Josh Reddick – Could return on Thursday.  He didn’t find what he wanted during Rumspringa and will return to being A-ish.

Jarrod Parker – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Now has three straight solid starts.  I hate hatin’, I’m liberatin’.  I’d go ahead and add him for his next start vs. the White Sox.

Joba Chamberlain – Activated from the DL.  The guy who just woke from a four-year coma is really excited.

Mariano Rivera – Blew his first save, and for the first time in his career he blew a save without recording an out.  Hey, even (fill-in deity of choice) made the platypus.

David Price – Threw for the 2nd day in a row and told reporters “all went well.”  Ain’t you all chipper and shizz?  Get back on the mound if it “all went well” and stop making me run guys out there like Jerome WilliamsStream-o-Nator, “I like Jerry Williams for his next start.”  You starting Jerry in your league?  *Stream-o-Nator slowly backs out of the room*

Jake Odorizzi – Optioned to Triple-A.  Him and Gausman should be a painful reminder of why rookie pitchers are very dangerous… Any hoo!  Chris Archer could be called up to take Odorizzi’s spot in the rotation.  If you remember, Archer was the guy I originally wanted to be called up to replace Price.  He has lights out stuff and is worth gambling on in most mixed leagues if he does get the call.  Of course, Odorizzi, Part Douche could happen.

Jedd Gyorko – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer as he bats .270.  I’m getting way too many questions about dropping Gyorko or picking him up.  He’s on pace for 20 homers.  You have him at MI.  What do you want at MI?  Only one person can have Kelly Johnson.

Neil Walker – 3-for-5, with his 3rd homer and 1st steal.  After doing a whole lot of nothing for the first two months, it looks like Walker is finally starting to pick up the pace.  Neil Runner, if you will.

Jeanmar Gomez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks vs. the Tigers.  If you started him here, you must need your inseam taken out.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 9 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 2.89.  Another guy I loved in the preseason that I don’t own anywhere.  This one is because Rudy kept telling me Ryu may not even make the rotation.  *shakes fist at a Soul Glo commercial*  Rudy!

Matt Kemp – 1-for-2 as he was moved to the five hole, then left after being hit by a pitch on his elbow.  Hey, at least he’s making contact again!

Hanley Ramirez – Set to begin rehab games and could be back with the Dodgers by Monday.  Mattingly said, “Hanley will definitely not close…Well, maybe.  I don’t know, where’s my mustache?”

  1. Birdog says:
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    Wacha is still not available in my yahoo league!

    Nice write up, as usual. I guess that’s why I’m sitting in a hotel room at 3am reading razzball. Hey, shouldn’t I be watching skin flicks right now?!

    Start or sit?

    Milone @ SF
    McCarthy @ Tex

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Birdog: he is in my yahoo and has been all year

      • Birdog says:
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        @AL KOHOLIC:

        Just check my league settings. New players are not available in my league until they’re called up to the majors. That explains it. I guess his call up will be tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Birdog: I’d start Milone, not McCarthy…Thanks!

  2. jake says:
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    HELP!!!

    When D. Price comes off the DL I will need to drop one of the following SP’s –

    D. Price, S. Strasburg, M. Bumgarner, J. Samardzja, G. Gonzalez, H. Iwakuma, M. Scherzer, J. Cueto, J. Lester.

    Who do you suggest?

    Thanks.

    • Anthony says:
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      Jeez…..I wonder how awful your offense must be considering how loaded your staff is. Iwakuma, Bye-Bye…

      • jake says:
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        @Anthony: I’m stuck in a six-team league (was supposed to be 10 teams) and it basically sucks. My offense is – M. Wieters, P. Goldschmidt, B. Phillips, E. Longoria, I. Desmond, A. Jones, M. Kemp, A. Gonzalez, J. Upton

    • RiffRaff says:
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      @Anthony: @jake: What is it like to play in a 4-team league?

      • jake says:
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        @RiffRaff: It’s a six team league, four teams bailed before the draft. And it sucks. But I won’t bail on the others.

        • Anthony says:
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          Ok, that explains it. Dump Iwakuma for sure.

        • philthebluntman says:
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          @jake: should have changed it to nl or al only. 6 teams leagues can still be fun that way.

    • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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      I would suggest, seeing as how you have one of the most the most stacked pitching staffs I’ve ever seen, make a trade with one of them for a great hitter. But I’m not Grey@jake:

    • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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      Iwakuma is better than Lester in every catagory minus one win. Drop Lester if you have to@jake:

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @jake: probably let cueto go unless price doesnt really look great

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @jake: Yeah I vote Cueto off the island.

    • CJ says:
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      @jake:

      I would drop whatever batter you have on your bench and carry one more pitcher if that’s possible. You can mix and match better with pitchers- also in a weekly more pitching is more valuable. In a 6 team league you never need to carry a batter on the bench, the FA pool will be loaded at all times.

  3. FarlMarx says:
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    10 team Dynasty H2H pts, just traded Bourn, Profar, Myers, Skaggs, and Wheeler for McCutchen and Scherzer and two schmos – did I overpay?

    I’m a lock for the playoffs and have a solid team with plenty of young studs if that matters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FarlMarx: Maybe for 2015, but it’s fine if you’re trying to win…

  4. Fister Furbush says:
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    My heart hurts when I think about dropping Ryu last month…After seeing the video of his Gangnam Style dance in the Dodgers clubhouse I should have known he was gold Jerry, gold!

    Anyways…
    Pick one

    Cueto vs COL
    Corbin @ STL
    Gallardo vs OAK
    #Firstworldfanatsyproblems

    • james d says:
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      @Fister Furbush:
      Ryu has pitched great all year though. Why a drop?

      Also Corbin imo and its not close. Cueto is ok normally but @COL is awful. Gallardo’s still in early season scuffling mode. Corbin draws STL which isn’t easy, sure, but Corbin’s been so good for long enough now to start him anywhere without worry. Real SP2 valuation but still producing as a SP1 is easy to trust.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Fister Furbush: hadn’t seen that vid yet…ha…thanks

  5. bossmanjunior says:
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    Raise your hand if Segura had more hits, than your entire team yesterday….*raises hand*

    • Prezii says:
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      @bossmanjunior: ha! Glad im not the only one…. *raises hand*

    • pogo says:
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      @bossmanjunior:

      Raise your hand if Segura had more hits, than your entire team yesterday…and you dropped him immediately after the draft to snag another pitcher you liked… *raises hand*

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Can’t do it. But if you said “Raise your hand if Segura had as many RBI as your entire team yesterday” I’d be right there with you.

  6. Kevin says:
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    DLawrie lolz

  7. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    i get the point that you’re trying to make about your philosophical
    approach to fantasy catchers , but ,
    am wondering what gives you the strength to attempt funereal humor .

    is it in the knowing that there will be those , here , who will be willing to hold your tissues ?

    cust .

  8. james d says:
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    I figure the Gyorko questions are because in quite a few leagues I’m in without a MI slot he’s the best 2b on the FA wire.

    But .265/18 is, as you’ve suggested many times, painfully boring to watch play out over a full season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @james d: Yeah, it is boring, which is very odd because people loved him in the preseason… The reality of Petco prolly set in

  9. Anthony says:
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    Greycarlo, you are one funny mother fher. Thanks for making me laugh on otherwise shitty day!

  10. Old Crow says:
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    What kind of SP can I get for Choo? Do you think Samardzija is about right?

    Would you rather have Samardzija or Wainwright rest of season?

    Thanks!

    • Black & White says:
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      @Old Crow:

      Wainwright for the wins, if nothing else.

  11. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Grey, would you trade Shelby Miller for Matt Kemp?

    • Anthony says:
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      Do it quick before the other guy sobers up….

  12. goodfold2 says:
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    here’s hoping that odorizzi/bell/brothers for aybar/medlen trade can’t be quit anymore. It’s still pending. Whatevs, as i now have Archer again.

  13. jordan73 says:
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    How do you feel about Pujols RoS? He got put on the trading block in my league, so I offered up Big Papi, and it was accepted. Should I have just held Ortiz, or do you think this at least ends up a wash? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jordan73: I like the trade for you…

  14. One Man Crusade says:
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    Brown or Heyward? I am thinking Brown until Heyward does something. That being said, what type of keeper value do you put on Brown in a 17 keeper 10 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @One Man Crusade: Brown is a 5th outfielder…Heyward is a 1st outfielder than is struggling…They’re not close

  15. Steven says:
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    Grey,
    12 team mixed/Redraft….Top 2 and who do you want rest of season??? Hellickson,Hudson,Lohse,Parker,Locke,Miley, or DLR

    Thanks so much

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    “Jake Odorizzi – Optioned to Triple-A. Him and Gausman should be a painful reminder of why rookie pitchers are very dangerous”
    Dangerous my butt( in a non prison way after the dropping the soap thing).

    LOL-They’re chump trade gold.

    Although I no longer have Harvey,Miller,Odoriffic or Gausman, I do have Verlander and Price for 4 WW pickups.

    I’m taking that to the bank and hoping that the Wheelers can come off on the way there for more good playoff H2H stuff.

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        Oops,I did draft Harvey in the 15th of 21 rounds.My bad,but really still my good.LOL.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  17. guidedbyvoices says:
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    Grey….Ive been hanging onto Frazier mostly cause of his 1B/3B/Of eligibility,but he’s just sort of keeping me from picking up another bat.10 Team h2h keeper(8×8….OBP,TB,XBH),drop him for Belt,Cain or Gattis?

    also….8 team keeper pts league….I have Marte and J. Upton as OF.I was offered Beltre and Rizzo for Harper.good deal?

    thnks.

  18. Stan says:
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    OF you would trade Cueto for other than Nelson Cruz?

  19. Sorryano Northsiders says:
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    Ortiz and Balfour vs Yada Yada Molina and Everth Cabrera, who wins?

  20. Jason Dyer says:
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    18-Team 5X5 league. Marte or Wainwright?

  21. Ryan says:
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    Have one spot….I started Dom brown over heyward this week….need to drop one
    Was thinking heyward…done nothing..agree??

      • CJ says:
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        @Grey:

        Heyward has only done nothing because he’s sporting a .176 BABIP despite a 20% LD rate- that’s gonna crack any time now. Don’t drop him, especially seeing as he plays in such a stacked lineup.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would never drop him

          • CJ says:
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            @Grey:

            Yep, sorry, I know you wouldn’t. Meant to reply @ Ryan. Keep on keepin on!

  22. Nightpandas says:
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    15 team keep 9

    1. Which side: Wacha or Skaggs/Infante

    2. Drop Odorizzi or Cishek for Archer, Porcello or Eovaldi

    Only 10 moves left….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightpandas: 1. Wacha 2. Cishek for Archer, Odorizzi for Porcello

  23. James Skrmetta says:
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    If you had the walking cause of my irritable bowel syndrome, Matt Kemp, would you rather get Jordan Zimmerman for him or Josh Hamilton?

  24. costaricanchata says:
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    desmond two-three …. “now that’s good humor” …. i scream .

  25. FastEddie says:
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    I was offered Shields, Ian Kennedy, and Betancourt for Scherzer.
    Max has been by far my best and most consistent pitcher. Accept the deal?

  26. stynyr says:
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    Drop Salvador Perez for Gattis?

  27. TheNewGuy says:
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    6 hits and he didnt steal? 6!?

    He mustve got caught, no?

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @TheNewGuy: He was facing a lot of lefties.

  28. mhfella says:
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    If it’s any consolation for not having Harvey on any of your teams, here’s something from the grass is always greener department. I lost a place after his start last night. He only has one win in his last seven starts.

    Ha, I’m first in WHIP but now ninth out of twelve in wins (I have Hamels too). So I actually dropped from overall second to third last night entirely due to Harvey’s start. Next year I’m finally going into a league that doesn’t have Ws as a stat. Long overdue (had Cliff Lee last year)….

    • Revenge of the NNNEEERRRRDDDDDSSSS says:
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      @mhfella: The lives of our owners improved significantly once we bagged W for QS. No more staying up to see if Joe Borowski blows a CC Sabathia start out West on a lazy Tuesday evening. Your guy hits the showers with a QS, you can go about your day (sleep).

      Now, I’ll tell you that the new frustrations will be a) your guy staked to a six-run lead and giving up a four-spot in the third inning – no QS for you – known as the Mark Buehrle; or worse b) just giving up four ER before getting out of the first, also known as the Fausto Carmona – no QS for you; and c) your guy leaves in the 7th with 2ER and two baserunners on that the reliever inherits and allows to score – known as the Cat Latos – anyway, no QS for you. Of course, re-name those as you wish…

      But, the new frustrations are much better (and even kind of humorous since your SP still has control of his situation) than the chasing down W’s – and you get to pay more attention to SP on crappier teams (who still have skill) instead of chasing down 19 W by Chien-Ming Wang in NYY…

  29. Russ James says:
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    What do you think of Billy Butler ROS, should I hold or try to trade for pitching? Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Russ James: Sure, if you need pitching, there’s nothing wrong with Butler

      • Russ James says:
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        What pitcher on the DL has the most upside when they come back, Pineda, Josh Johnson or Chris Carpenter?

  30. Jef says:
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    i’m with you on Gattis, I can’t believe the guy hasn’t morphed into Chris Shelton yet.

    Do we still like Phelps against the Muts today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jef: Why not?

  31. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Would you lose Rex Brothers for Joe Smith? Looks like Raffies penile repair has healed and not losing the job anytime soon.

    • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun: Grey : Just saw the post on Pestano taking over instead of Joe Smith. Who would you lose Rex for in the hopes of vulturing saves?

      O’Day, Delabar or Pestano

  32. Wilsonian says:
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    Just got offered this deal:

    Give: John Carl Stanton
    Get: Pence, Myers

    Interesting offer, not sure what to do. It’s a keeper where we keep 5 forever. My other keepers at this point in time are Goldy, Tulo, Jones, Moore, and Machado. If I did the deal I could keep Myers over one, or I could pass and keep Stanton. I just don’t know about him, he’s so injury prone now.

    • I heart Matt Carpenter says:
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      @Wilsonian: gotta wonder too, when is he going to start seeing pitches he can hit? 2 years from now?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @I heart Matt Carpenter: I love Stanton, but he’s starting to prove himself to be quite injury prone. I don’t think this deal really hurts me, and may actually make me better for right now by getting a productive bat in my lineup and then the possibility of Myers coming up and producing. My offense is hurting with BJ not producing and with Stanton and AJax on the DL (only have one DL spot, too).

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: this is my lineup today:

      C – JP
      1B – Goldy
      2B – Uggla
      3B – Machado
      SS – Tulo
      OF – Jones
      OF – McLouth
      OF – BJ
      UTIL – Joyce
      UTIL – Hafner
      BN – Franklin
      BN – AJax (DL)
      DL – Stanton

      SP – Moore
      SP – Latos
      SP – Dempster
      RP – Mujica
      RP – Bailey
      P – Veras
      P – Wacha
      BN – Niese
      BN – Parker
      BN – Porcello

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Hold. He won’t be a Marlin forever.

  33. Sorryano Northsiders says:
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    Which side wins in a 10 team 5×5 redraft
    AGonz, Machado, Ortiz for Braun, Alcides Escobar and Salvador Perez

    (side note, I have been rotating AGonz in the outfield with Marte and Machado/Ortiz have been my utility slot; My SS is Rollins and catcher is the flavor of the week)

  34. costaricanchata says:
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    come on .
    you know what to do .
    pence and myers aren’t top 5 keepers .

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @costaricanchata: I’m assuming that was to me. I know they aren’t keepers, but at this point, is Stanton? Dude misses such a ridiculous amount of time he is barely useful. I think the deal would actually make me better this year, and it’s not like the 5 that I have (Goldy, Tulo, Machado, Jones, Moore) are garbage or would be any better with Stanton tossed in there ahead of either Machado or Moore.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Wilsonian:

        i think when it comes to keepers , you have to ask yourself one question :
        “if the draft was tomorrow , in which round would i take player x ?”

        in this case , imo , stanton is definitely a top five-round draftee .

        now , if you have 5 guys on your team that are better than stanton , then you
        should take your #5 ranked player and package him with stanton , in hopes of
        up-grading your keepers .

        however , i am suggesting that this is probably not the case .

    • I heart Matt Carpenter says:
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      @costaricanchata: i do think you should get more for Stanton even with his injury history and that terrible lineup.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @I heart Matt Carpenter: yeah, I didn’t put him up for trade, I just got the offer, so I wanted to know opinions. Makes sense to not do it, but I feel like he might not live up to all the hype and expectations when he gets hurt and misses the majority of every season.

  35. Brett says:
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    Who would you rather have Wacca or Neise?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Brett: Niese

  36. MattH says:
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    Well, I was feeling good about having Beltran and Holliday.

  37. Beau says:
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    Would you continue to hold Peralta? How about Taveras (keeper league)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Beau: Depends how deep

      • Beau says:
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        @Grey: 10 team

  38. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Lose Buck for McCaan in an OBP league?

    • I heart Matt Carpenter says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun: McCann is healthy and hitting like it, i like him RoS.

        • Dave says:
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          @Tio:
          McCann, not close. McCann’s an easy top 10 C ROS, Buck prob not top 20

  39. Tom Thumb says:
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    Great stuff as always, Grey.

    Which side do you prefer in a keeper?

    Kemp, Greinke, Gattis for Strasburg, Bruce, Granderson

  40. Yeshcheese says:
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    Does the power return for J Reddick? I know someone asked about Teixeira yesterday. Wrist injuries can be awful, but Bautista is hitting…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yeshcheese: Don’t fully trust Reddick to be fine…

  41. AB says:
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    Which of these starts do you think are the best 2 (5×5 H2H)? Thanks, Grey.
    Colon v CWS (Axelrod)
    Garza v ARI (Kennedy)
    Kennedy @ Cubs (Garza)
    Marcum @ MIA (TBD)
    Hanson v HOU (Kuechel)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AB: Marcum, Garza

  42. Bfeel says:
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    Was surprised to see Gallardo just hit the wire in my 12 team mixed. He has sucked, but it seems to be the norm for him in the first half and then he heats up in the second half. Is there reason to expect the struggles to continue or do you expect the bounceback? Thanks!!

    • Tio says:
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      @Bfeel:

      His velocity has been down but on the wire, definitely worth a flier for the reasons you mentioned.

  43. Comatose says:
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    “I see she wearin’ them jeans that show her butt crack,
    My girls can’t wear that. Why? That’s where mustache at.”
    -Weezy F. Baby

    Sandoval and Shelby
    for
    Fielder and Tillman

    Thanks!

  44. sanfran1966 says:
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    Grey – can you direct me to any Yasmani Grandal updates or provide one? I grabbed him while LuCroy was scuffling (current MLB phrase for sucking) 2 weeks ago.

    Picked up Gattis for the inter-league play and he continues to rake. Longer term, I want to stream him with one of the other two.

    Roster (deep bench) is solid today, however, will have to lose at least 1 scuffler at some point…

    Thoughts?

  45. Trevor

    Tggq21 says:
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    Drop Pestano or Krod for porcello, need some starting pitching help

  46. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Mark Teixeira or Ryan Howard RoS?

    Mark Teixeira or Corey Hart RoS?

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Howard, Hart

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  47. Fish says:
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    After reading today’s post, I think I have the solution to people asking pointless catcher questions and asking for advice on Gyorko: Don’t mention catchers and hopefully people forget about the position even matters in fantasy. In place of that, compliment everything Gyorko does – get a hit, take a BB, help Grandma Albright across the street, etc. and hope people take the hint to own him.

  48. Allan says:
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    Grey great write up. Gausman’s performance last night was as cringeworthy as Spock screaming a certain villian’s name in the new Star Trek, won’t say who for those who haven’t seen it. Great flick btw except for that scene. Just confirms what my dad always says, you can throw a 120 mph fastball but if you don’t locate and/or have any movement on it even the most average major league hitter will time that shizz and tee off on it.

    • EnglishMetsFan says:
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      Weekly line-up changes. Genius here started Gausman over Ryu. Just a 62 point swing. SONOFABENCH @Allan:

      • Allan says:
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        @EnglishMetsFan: Ouch. I have Ryu too, luckily I started him too so it lessened the sting a little bit. Learned my lesson about rookie pitchers, oh wait no I didn’t because I picked up Wacha. Actually I did that so I could make Fozzie Bear references.

    • Joe says:
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      @Allan: Thanks for the spoiler, prick. Some of us have lives and don’t get to see every movie the day it comes out.

      • Allan says:
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        @Joe: First its been out for almost two weeks. Second I didn’t put the villain’s name or any plot relevant details. Sorry if you felt I spoiled it for you, not my intention.

        • JoeC says:
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          @Allan: It’s Sherlock!

      • Hondo says:
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        @Joe:

        So you get to do this at work? Nice.

        • Hondo says:
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          @Hondo:

          Oops,sorry.Meant @Allan

          • Hondo says:
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            @Hondo:
            Double oops.I was right the first time.

            I’m always right,except when I’m wrong.

  49. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Parker, Niese, and Leake are all available in my league (15team mixed, 1250 IP limit). Pick up any/all of them over Cashner, McCarthy, Wacha, or Wheeler (all currently in the back-end of my rotation).

    Thanks so much!!

  50. Shawn of the mostly living says:
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    I have a choice between Arenado and La Roche. Nado is doing nothing, La Roche is catching fire and he was awesome last season. Drop Arenado for Roche?

    • EnglishMetsFan says:
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      I dropped Gusman for LaRoche this morning, moving Arenado to my bench. If it’s not a keeper, LaRoche is the play until he hits another icy cold patch. @Shawn of the mostly living:

  51. TheTinDoor says:
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    I’m not a Pun person, per se, but Desmond Two-Three? That’s gold, Grey, gold!

  52. Keith

    tomscuba2004 says:
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    Give Aoki to get Allen Craig? Just moved Cano is a Strausberg deal and need the power more than the speed.

    Fair? Ask for more? Give up and go fishing?

  53. Bigwormsherm says:
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    Choo and Gio/Latos/Grienke

    For

    McCutchen

    I’m stupid to not trade for McCutchen right? Also what order would you be willing to trade those starters?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bigwormsherm: Choo’s not that far off from McCutchen and you’re trading a top starter too? Eh

  54. The Ghost of Mike Moustakas says:
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    Start or sit:

    Milone @ SF
    Weaver vs. LAD

  55. Haywood JaBlome says:
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    Shallow League – Better streamer tomorrow?

    Haren @ Baltimore
    or
    Wacha vs KC

    Thanks!

  56. charlie batch says:
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    rookie pitchers on the cardinals always seem to pan out…

  57. Spencer says:
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    I have a tough one with my crew of hitters I have assembled through my latest trade. I have to bench 1 of these guys. Really I have no choice, I HAVE to sit one. Who rides the pine today?
    Counting stats OBP, SLG, HR, R, SB, RBI
    Chris Davis vs Zimmerman
    Adam Jones vs Zimmerman
    McCutchen vs Anibal
    Trout vs Capuano
    Choo vs Masterson

  58. Jack says:
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    I’m dropping Gausman, but should I drop him for Didi to help cover Alcides Escobar being awful recently, or pick up a recently dropped Heath Bell (currently own Mejica and Valverde for other RPs)? 12 team h2h league with 6×6 yahoo scoring

    Thanks for always helping out!

    • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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      get Bell@Jack:

  59. Ron says:
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    Bruce vs. Masterson @ CLE
    or
    Rizzo vs. Danks @ CHC

    Which batter you picking for today?

  60. Offered 2 separate trades to me and I need pitching badly.

    Give up Zobrist, get either Hamels or Gio (my pick)

    Give up Choo get MadBum

    Whattya think on both?

    My team (14 team h2h points , no cats)
    C: Sal Perez/Castro
    1b: Davis / Moreland
    2b: Zobrist / Weeks
    SS: EvCab
    3b: Zimm
    OF: Harper, Choo, CarGomez, Marte
    U: Vmart

    SP: Darvish, Peavy, MCcarthy, Kendrick, Guthrie, Marcum, Gausman

  61. Ricio says:
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    Aybar or Franklin?

  62. papasmurf@yahoo.com says:
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    Looks like Segura will be on many league winning teams this year. I could have drafted him but I chose Simmons cuz at the time I saw that Simmons would hit leadoff while I thought Segura would start at 8th. Genius smurf… The Braves don’t seem to run much. It is now questionable whether BJ Upton will even reach 20 steals. Assuming he even gets on base 20 more times this year…

    Did a horrible job this year before the season between keeper choices and draft picks. Kept Lawrie and BJ Upton and Stanton…

    Much cred to you Grey for Ryu. I benched him last night cuz ANA looked like it was streaking (in a good way) but for him to shut them down like that was extremely impressive.

    The only worry now is if he will wear down in August and September. Until then, it should be smooth sailing.

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @papasmurf@yahoo.com: He pitched close to 200 IP/year overseas. Wearing down shouldn’t be a factor. But I think facing a team a 2nd and 3rd time will.

      • steve says:
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        @Evil Grey: I was thinking along a similar line of thought as Evil presents

        Maybe a good sell high after the all-star break? Any other opinions?

        • papasmurf@yahoo.com says:
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          @steve: As far as I know, he doesn’t rely on a deceptive delivery (i.e. hiding the ball, hitch during windup, etc.). Rather, he relies on command and a + changeup. Those things I don’t think changes no matter how many times you face him. I am encouraged by what seems to be him getting better as the game progresses. That’s been the case the last couple of times out. If hitters get a better read the 2nd and 3rd time around, it’s not showing in the results.

          Now, if/when his arm gets tired and he starts losing command and arm speed then that’s another story. I do think he will probably fade down the stretch, but more from fatigue and not being used to the US scheduling than from hitters getting accustomed to him. I.e., if he maintains the same command and arm health as he has now, I think he would maintain his success.

  63. I heart Matt Carpenter says:
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    QS roto league, who you taking as a spot start, Phelps @ MIA or Jo-Fern vs. Muts? JF gets the mets his next 2 starts but Phelps has looked pretty good last few outings.

    AND do you like either of these guys as a roster spot for ROS?

    Thanks,
    - I <3 Carp

  64. Sniff Test says:
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    Kubel was dropped in my 15 teamer. Worth a waiver claim?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Sniff Test: 15 teame,yes

  65. ashtray says:
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    12 team H2H league 7×7 (hitters include OBP & K)

    Which catcher do you trust ROS:

    Martin (currently on my roster)

    Grandal
    Doumit
    Corporan
    Pena
    Buck
    Iannetta
    Soto

    Thanks, comrade

  66. John says:
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    Very nervous about Janssen too but I don’t have room on roster for Delbar like you recommend. Is it too early to just drop him for Pestano or KRod if I hold my nose and do it? They may not be on free agents for long.

  67. Scrimage says:
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    ROS….. Ryan Howard or Dominic Brown and do you think they move brown up the line up….Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scrimage: Howard… Yeah, if he keeps hitting…

  68. Nelson Santovenia says:
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    I need Steals, but Im 1st in Hrs. Trade Ortiz, get Jennings, mate?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Nelson Santovenia: go cheaper,get mclouth for a bell type

      • Nelson Santovenia says:
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        @AL KOHOLIC: I already have Mclouth.

  69. JoeG says:
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    Aron Hicks, AJ Pollack or JD Martinez as a extra OF ? 6X6 Mixed Daily Roto

  70. Slam says:
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    Was offered wright and kemp for migsy. I turned it down. Should I reconsider?

    • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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      Unless you have a real stud on 3rd I would take that trade. Kemp will explode at some point and Wright is a great 3rd baseman and brings in some steals@Slam:

      • Slam says:
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        @Shawn of the mostly living: my Outfield is crowded is the only thing, I’ve got heyward, Bruce, choo, Adam jones and Desmond Jennings with Dominic brown on the bench. I’d have to plug kemp in for one of them and deal somebody else which I don’t like.

        @grey any thoughts? Seems like a lot of value for migsy, but not yee it makes sense

  71. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Stupid question, but I’ll go ahead and ask it anyways…

    Gattis
    Bruce

    for

    Carlos Santana
    Fernando Rodney

    I’m thinking the Bruce side wins all day long. However, if I need steals and I have Aoki and Brett Gardner, one of those guys will have to sit once Giancarlo comes back (and if I hold onto Bruce). If I were to do this trade, then I can play Aoki and Gardner both when Giancarlo comes back and still gain in steals and not lose out too much in the power department. Going by the player rater, I’d lose out on 7 homers, maybe 20 RBIs, but gain like 30 steals. I’d gain some saves too, or package Rodney with a starter to upgrade to a better starter.

    The possibilites are endless!!!

    • vohnie says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: I’m not convinced that Rodney would be the best idea. I say that because I have Rodney on my team and the roller coaster ride that has ensued has been frustrating beyond belief considering I was able to pick up Mujica for free. I would go for someone like Rafael Soriano if you want saves because while he has struggled as of late, he has been much more consistent overall.

  72. Ron says:
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    At the beginning of the year, when I knew even less about what I was doing, I traded:

    C, Davis, Rutledge and Billingsly
    for
    Napoli and Dickey

    Why does every homerun that Davis hits hurt so bad? Please stop the pain Grey. Tell me this cannot continue….my heart just can’t take it….

    • gareth says:
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      @Ron: if you erase billingsly and rutledge from the equation then its chris davis for mike napoli and ra dickey. Napoli has been one of the better catcher eligible options in baseball this season qnd he doesn’t even play there anymore, so gets a ton of at bats and plays in a favorable park. Dickey struggled initially in his transition to the al, but he is slowly coming around and has one of the better offences in baseball to back him up.

      Chris davis should cool off. Hes on pace for like 70 home runs. I think grey is still skeptical of him to a degree.

      Ra dickey and mike napoli for chris davis is a fair trade. And can even work out better for you in the long run if napoli stays healty all year and hits 30 homers and dickey continue to improves.

  73. Josh Rutledge says:
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    Grey, I need a 2B, and I’m focused on Steals, who should I pick up, since I’m in the Minors!
    Weeks, Espinsoa, Bonifacio, Raburn, Ellis,Franklin, LeMahieu, or E. Johnson,

    Thanks

    Weeping in Triple-A :(

  74. gareth says:
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    I have rickie weaks and brett dlawrie stinkin up the joint on my team. U would pick up both adam laroche and kendrys morales for them if they played 2nd base. Sadly they are lumbering 1st basemen and I’m set with votto and goldy.

    Other options are Arenado as a 3b replacement, and the dl’ed aaron hill and the yawstipating neil walker as 2nd base options.

    My league has no dl spots, so everyday I have to look at 3 players on my bench with red stars next to their name and a grey box with “dl” in capital letters.

    Lawrie, stanton and utley. My three stooges.

  75. Concussed Morneau says:
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    Is Evan Gattis worth picking up? I am thinking of adding him or Dominic Brown. My catcher is Vmart. Would be dropping Brandon Moss or Brandon Belt. Or Hold?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Concussed Morneau: I’d say 12 HR’s at catcher is worth it. I’d also say goodbye to Brandon Moss.

  76. Alexis says:
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    @grey: 6×6 (ops), h2h roto, daily lineups – dom brown vs bj upton going forward? it is a keeper league so brown has some value and bj cant be kept next year, but im playing to win this year. i need sbs more than power, but not crazy bad. thanks

  77. Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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    you told me to drop JJ Hardy, I didn’t, and pass on Kelly Johnson, I did….I should of asked JayWrong…..hey now!

    • gareth says:
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      @Juan Lleno de Odio: jaywrong just predicted David ortiz steals 20 bases next season…..in a segway!

      • Daniel Pete says:
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        @gareth: better chance of me stealing 20 bags next year, from my living room .

    • gareth says:
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      @Juan Lleno de Odio: good morning gay brian wilson. The unemployed pitcher! Not the drug addled hermit musical genius.

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @gareth: gay brian wilson? you listening to Prezzi too much, I was watching the Sopranos the other day and after looking at your pic I’m going to call you Big Pussy

  78. Banders says:
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    Garza or Wandy ROY?

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Banders: they aren’t rookies

      • Prezii says:
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        @Juan Lleno de Odio: you really hate that ROS / ROY question, huh? Haha

        • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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          @Prezii: about as much as the door to door solicitors that come by every day to sell me home improvements….I tell them I rent and they run (I really do rent)

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Banders: prolly Segura…

  79. vohnie says:
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    Evan Gattis or Dominic Brown to replace Vernon Wells in the OF? Are you going to sit Gausman on Sunday or have you already dropped him? Drop / Bench Arenado until he starts to produce again? Thanks!

    Also, I would recommend Tyler Moore over Roger Bernadina if you’re looking for power from the Nats bench players. Bernadina was great for average and stolen bases last year, but rarely ever hits home runs. I think that was a testament to Gausman’s struggles last night. I was watching the game, and the commentators suggested that Gausman may have been tipping his pitches. If so, correcting that may significantly improve his chances going forward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @vohnie: I drooped Gausman as I said in the post above….

  80. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: You’ve sold me so hard on Morrow in the past it’s hard to let him go :’ (

  81. The Jabronis says:
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    I got offered a trade today. Should I accept?

    McCutchen and Miguel Montero for my Agonz and Pierzynski.

    I countered with…

    McCutchen and Miguel Montero for Beltran and Pierzynski.

    • Yeshcheese says:
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      @The Jabronis: I’d say you win either way. Mcutcheon side

      • Hotrod says:
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        @Yeshcheese:
        You should have accepted without thinking.

  82. Wake Up says:
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    Porcello is always FIP’n better than ERA’n….a la Nolasco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: That’s true, but he hasn’t had any Ks in the past

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: @ BAL next? If he continues like this in that game maybe I’ll hope on board…but, PIT always prone to the big K games…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could be… I’m a cyclops with a monocle on him

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: me too…”hope on board” was serendipitous…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha…

  83. gareth says:
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    Wandy, cahill or estrada? Whch middle of the road starter out of these guys will not be squished by oncoming traffic?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @gareth: Cahill.

  84. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Would you trade McLouth and Wacha to acquire either Minor or Sale? Would either be a fair deal or should I just hold? Which one of those 2 SP should I try to get in return?

    Thanks again!

  85. Wake Up says:
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    speaking of your sanitary advice…As Mike D’s Uncle Borys would say, “Let the beets drop!”

  86. gareth says:
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    Rick “porcelain” porcello? No thanks. If you look at his stats, this vase has been smashed a few too many times to be trusted. Look closely and you’ll see the cracks. He may also ned to pull his pants up.

  87. Flanwagom says:
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    Liriano or Leake moving forward?

  88. Haywood JaBlome says:
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    CORRECTION
    Shallow League – Better streamer tomorrow?

    Haren @ Baltimore
    or
    Wacha vs KC
    or
    Archer @ Cleveland

    Thanks!

  89. AA says:
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    I’ve been trying to drop Morrow for the last couple weeks. The problem is there isn’t anyone available to pickup. Do I get proactive and drop him today for Archer and hope he gets the call on Saturday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AA: Go for it

  90. gareth says:
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    To morrow, to morrow, I love yu, to morrow, its only a day away (the dl or the minors).

  91. Wake Up says:
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    I’d like to shove all of me inside Lily Tomlin…Is that weird?

    • gareth says:
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      @Wake Up: lily tomlin. The reason paper bags were invented. Chick looks like a dehydrated muppet.

      • Hondo says:
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        @gareth:

        Or Tim Lincecum.I swear he is her unknown bastard child.

        Father was probably Eddard Stark.

  92. mhfella says:
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    Little Pedroia even tougher than thought. Been playing all year with a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb? No power but hitting .332

  93. gareth says:
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    In olde british term “on the morrow” means to blame someone the next day for a mistake.

    Ye olde rounders team lostesth the gameth. “It was on the morrow.”

  94. Drop Tillman for Konerko? Or Uggly? Or Rasmus? Need a bench bat.

  95. Jon says:
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    I have Zimmermann, Tillman and Milone starting today but not Medlen @ TOR. That work for you?

    • Jon says:
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      Oops – it’s vs TOR for Medlen

  96. malamoney says:
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    Are you concerned about Grienke? Thinking about trying to trade for him as I am in serious need of some pitching, but his first few starts since returning from the injury have not been promising.

  97. gareth says:
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    The dude in first place just dropped gausman for wacha and infante for tillman. He was 1st in era but thanks to gausman and jo-fer, overnight his era went from 3.00 to 3.20 and he is 2nd in era.

    Thanks rooofies!

  98. royce! says:
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    Going to the game tonight! Ms v padres: The Mediocre Cup! 22-30 v 23-28! Stults v Saunders! Maybe should call it the Replacement Value Championship…

    • gareth says:
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      @royce!: hey royce,

      I wasn’t having a go at acquiring rookies last night, I just had a beef with aguy in my league having a monopoly and grabbing them all. It worked out great at first, as his harvey led team was killing me in pitching.

      This week though, it bit him in the ass as gausman, quintana and jo-fer all got hit hard.

      I’m sorry you had to suffer through gausman too though. That sucks.

      • royce! says:
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        @gareth: Ah, that makes more sense. I’m that guy in my h2h league, but mostly because its 14 teams and there are only a few really active managers so I just grab all the upside I can stomach and sit em on my bench until they prove themselves worthy- in that league I had Gausman benched, but unfortunately started Odorizzi last week…Hopefully Wacha will be more like Miller and Harvey.

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @royce!: I recommend a lot of drinking and maybe a roofie to get through that display of excellence in the area of baseball non skills

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: Awesome, have fun! Full report about Nick Franklin and Nate Colbert’s BBQ?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Eh, maybe…the bbq is Randy Jones’, not Nate Colbert’s, so I think you’re trying to pull my leg, plus the local popular bbq joint has a stand at petco now so I doubt anyone will eat Randy Jones’ again. I might report about Franklin, or I might do as Jack said and not remember many details of the evening…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Randy Jones-Nate Colbert — tomato, giant tomato with afro… Ha!

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @royce!: *Chants* I-P-A! I-P-A!

          • royce! says:
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            @SteveNZ: Hahaha, most definitely…gonna hit up this bar called Neighborhood beforehand…you would flip your shizz there! Their online beer list doesn’t fully capture what they offer, as the taps change frequently, but it is one of the few places that you can reliably find Pliny the Elder on tap.

            Yeesh, just checked the NYY game. You’re probably going to need a few IPAs after that Phelps start.

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @royce!: Yeah, but Ryan Zimmerman is making me feel better ;-)

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @royce!: And yeah, that bar looks awesome.

  99. gareth says:
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    Please make some wacha and tillman voodoo dolls for me grey!

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @gareth: we make our own, I recommend Ken dolls as a base

  100. raw_fee says:
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    Vicidio, David Murphy or Kubel ROS?

    OBP 8X8, 12 team keeper league.

  101. Vince says:
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    Good morning Grey! nice write-up, AGAIN! Here’s a question for you :

    12 teams, H2H, 5×5, Non Keeper…

    C: Perez
    1B: Fielder
    2B: Kelly Johnson (OF)
    SS: Zobrist (2B, OF)
    3B: Longoria
    OF: Jones
    OF: Heyward
    OF: Pence
    Util: Dom Brown
    Bench: Carpenter (1B, 2B, 3B, OF)
    Bench: BJ Upton

    SP: Scherzer, Latos, Samardzija, Peavy, Garza, Dempster, Cashner, Teheran, Wacha
    DL: Beachy

    Who would you drop to pick up Fister ? Carpenter (love his positional flexibility, but he hasn’t done much beside Runs and AVG..), Dom Brown or one of my lesser SP ? Or maybe even BJ (who will obviously get hot as soon as I drop him) ?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Vince: You don’t drop a bat like Upton for a fringe SP. If you must add Fister, I’d drop Teheran or Wacha.

  102. Wake Up says:
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    Hopefully Jennings has some more two-threes in em……..cuz so far owning him has been a lot of nights crying into Mpilo…

    PS Tutu…prolly not a big fan of me saying, “Me owning Desmond”… j essin’

    • gareth says:
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      @Wake Up: have jennings in a head to head points league. The amount of outfielders with more points with jennings is pretty eye opening. I don’t have the heart to drop him though.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @gareth: I’m holding for now…

        • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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          @Wake Up: trade him?

  103. chillmodious says:
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    Hey hey Grey Grey…

    I’ve had an excellent stream-streak over the past 6 days (Jerome Williams, Leake, De La Rosa, to name a few), and I already have a few streamers I’ve targeted for pickups on Friday and Saturday. Based on my weekly pickup limit (7 moves), I have room for an extra streamer on Thursday, but I’m not as confident about my possible options. The SON is super enthusiastic about Wacha vs. KC (SON $18.5) and Cashner vs. Seattle ($14.4). However, I’m equally worried about a roofie from Wacha and Cashner in general. Would you prefer Wacha or Cashner, or neither, tomorrow?

    Thank you!

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @chillmodious: Nice gravatar Willie McGee

        • Prezii says:
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          @chillmodious: ah man! I thought you took my avi idea for a sec! Haha im going to boot up the comp when i get home and do it!

  104. Tom says:
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    I’d like to get Yu Darvish. Is Chris Davis or Prince Fielder an overpay? If not, which is the best for me to give up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Fielder is

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Dayum! Bill James would be proud, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  105. Cutch's Dreads says:
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    Morning Grey!

    You like Eovaldi over any of the following in 12-tm mixed, QS, K, ERA & WHIP:

    Lincecum, Cashner, Tillman, Jarrod Parker, Henderson (only have one other closer) or Wacha

    Thanks as always!

  106. gareth says:
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    Uncertainy versus upside rears its ugly head. Thanks gausman!

  107. gareth says:
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    ROOFIES!

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @gareth: Holy hell, someone’s bored today and has no one to pay attention to him.

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @Evil Grey: So see, I still gave you attention.

        • gareth says:
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          @Evil Grey: its just a mad cat – like outburst before i go to work. You won’t hear from me the rest of the day. I just made joe’s day. “Get a life” is soo ninetes. Get a hashtag, joe.

          • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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            @gareth: nice uppercut G-Cat

            • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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              @FrankGrimes: I think i enjoyed it because my parents hated it so much

  108. Joe says:
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    Gareth, get a life. PLEASE.

    • gareth says:
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      @Joe: derek jeters life would be nice.

  109. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    Zimmerman has been awesome all year but SON say its a four dollar start @bal and they rake so start or sit?

    • Tio says:
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      @The Dredd Pirate:

      I believe you still have to start your studs, but temper your expectations as the Orioles have a good offense and the Nats seem to struggle to score (other than last night).

  110. T Moore says:
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    Mr Gray: Manager’s prerogative is killing D Murphy’s chance for a big breakout…

    He is not playing Martin much either..

    Washington must start considering FBB managers or go… IMO..

    The cry of “WASH OUT!!!” may soon resound about the FBB world if this goes on much longer…

    It is time for justice and for FBB owners to stand up and demand it…

    I’m working on the flaws found in the ESPN game and will soon be posting it.. The complete 70 page report will be posted on here later today…

    Right now, only have major 2 complaints..

    1: The 5 – OFers and 1 – UTL. should become 4 – OFers and 2 – UTL… Think it would be a better balanced game..

    2. A 12 hour waiver period should be placed on all selections of FA transactions.. This has become necessary due to the increasing electronic influences on this game and sites like this… It would “spread the wealth” and make leagues more competitive to all – not just for the 24/7 wired in owner…

    The 12 hours starts upon the first selection of a player… Once the 12 hours elapses, a new selection begins the 12 hour period again – If the player’s selection was canceled by all team/s in the previous period…

    Players that are not rostered after being selecting team are not allowed to be selected again by that team for an 8 day period… This would prevent selection barging shenanigans… Once rostered for 24 hours and dropped the team would be free to re-select that player again…

    This would be very easy to accomplish with the games electronic tools – much the same as the Waiver Ban for previous owners

    8 days prevents SP games..

    The regular waiver period is not done away with for the released player.. It remains as is…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: 5 OFs make it harder… You want a challenge…. It’s in your report, I got a sneak preview… 2. I tend to agree on that

      • T Moore says:
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        @Grey:

        The OF is out of whack with the availability of full time or near full time players compared to the other positions…

        Just trying for perfection here.. You should know that about me by now, Mr. Gray

        One must remember that OFers would still be used as UTL…

        The impact of going to going from 5 to 4 OFers would not be straight lined… I would suspect in a 12 team RazzBall league it would only free up about 7 to 8 OFers that are currently rostered to FA…

        I know now, if the choice is to keep an OFer or another player everything else being equal .. Keeping the OFer is by far the best choice ..

        This is reflected on most teams rosters too… OFers are held as bench players when ever possible..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re such a perfectionist! Outfielders are abundant, and the 5 OFs makes that less so… It’s a good challenge, T Moore. Embrace it!

  111. Eddy says:
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    Grey, get me giddy for a potential keeper next year. What’s Shelby Miller’s line going to look like in 2014?

    Also, I crack up with this video because I pretend it’s Joe Maddon.

    http://www.wimp.com/policewoman/

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Eddy: Fabuloth!

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Eddy: Etheyone is a suther for a man in unithorm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy: Ha! 3.20/1.12/190

  112. gareth says:
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    Gausman had a 2 start week against the nationals and the tigers, two of the best teams (both hitting and pitching wise ) in all of baseball. You’d give pause to starting more established pitchers jn that scenario, so why feel confident throwing the rookie in the lions den?

    Strailey at home to the giants I understand. Or getting a rookies feet wet at petco, or facing tbe marlins or astros.

    A rookie orioles pitcher (remember mastusz? Or all the other baltimore flame out rookie sp’s?) Who plies his trade in the uncompromising al east. Not good.

    Wacha. Next in line.
    Cardinals pitcher. Check.
    Nl, pitcher hits.check.
    Decent offence behind him. Check.
    Weaker divisional opponents. Cubs. Pirates. Brewers. Check.
    Picher favorable park . check.

    I like wacha, and would have gambled on him for his two start week if the idiot in my league hadn’t already dropped gausman for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: Nationals aren’t good offensively

      • gareth says:
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        @Juan Lleno de Odio: lol. Rest of @Grey: true. They still have zimmerman, desmond, laroche……ok, they are not good offensively. Harper and werth can use crutches for bats though!

  113. Frank White says:
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    Morning Grey… This guy in my league just told me he’s putting Harvey on the trading block. I wanted to do a trade with ore then 1 player. Here are some of the batters I’m interested in that he has – Encarnacion, Alex Gordon, Alex Rios, Hamilton and maybe Hanley Ramirez, I have no knowledge on him so I would need advise. Anyway, Do you think I should maybe give him Justin Upton for just Harvey or do you think I should grab Gordon with him?
    I also have to give – Shelby Miller, MCcutchen, Holliday, Crawford, Cain, Samardzija or Cahill… What would you offer?

      • Frank White says:
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        Holliday for Harvey?? That’s even?

        • Frank White says:
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          Also, Out of his batters that I mentioned besides Encarnacion, I assume he’s the best out of them, Do you like Gordon??

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I do

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          To some people….

      • Frank White says:
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        He said no thanks on that one.. Any other ideas?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t know what he has or wants, you should ask him…

          • Frank White says:
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            He mentioned MCcutchen & Shelby Miller for Harvey & Gordon or Hamilton.. Do you like? If you do then would you want Gordon or Hamilton with Harvey??

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not good

              • Frank White says:
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                ok.. I thought that you said sell to Miller? I guess Cutch is not worth losing right

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Cutch is not worth losing there

                  • Frank White says:
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                    what about I give him J Upton for encarnacion n Harvey?? This is the last question on the trade cause I’m not gonna try taking your time

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Trade is fair, if you need an infielder and SP, I could see doing it…

  114. T Moore says:
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    Mr Gray: Marcell Ozuna??? Some thoughts???… In 10 words or more please… A link would do…

  115. Eddie says:
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    Viciedo or Duda in an OPS league? Know it’s a reach, but could you see either one having a second-half-Ike type breakout? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddie: Viciedo… Unlikely

  116. jaw says:
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    would you drop one of hughes, teheran, estrada for gausman? 10 team h2h 5×5 keeper. all would be 25th rd keepers in snake.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw: Hughes

  117. Rye or the Kaiser Soze says:
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    Greycarlo Panst-him: start Burnett today vs Det? 10 team Roto.

  118. John says:
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    Josh Johnson is free agent. I read that scouts at his first outing said he would have gotten hit hard in MLB. If I pick him up I’d lose the roster spot I use for streaming and I need streaming to have even a shot at winning K’s and W’s in my H2H 5×5 league. Is he worth the risk?

  119. Black & White says:
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    Moore, Grilli, Moreland for King Felix and J Bruce?

      • Black & White says:
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        @Grey:

        Got a counter of Felix, Jansen and Prado for Stanton, Moreland and Grilli

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Felix

          • Black & White says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks boss. Think I just did well for a team that was already destroying. One more question: drop Vargas for Niese? How close?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Go for it

  120. Tim says:
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    Would u stream phelps vs mets today?
    Thx

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Tim: yep

  121. Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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    I made the Crash for J Zimm deal….I feel so dirty that I took three showers this morning and still can’t get that feeling to go away.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Juan Lleno de Odio: Hopefully it works out… Could definitely the way Davis is going right now…

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: did you pass my above comment because of the Jay Wrong comment. Is he the razz writers pest?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Juan Lleno de Odio: Reading down it looked like you guys were just talking, didn’t have anything to add…

          • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Grey: there was nothing to say, Jaywrong ain’t going to be that right by the end of the year….right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Or is it wrong? Right? Damn, I’ve confused myself…

              • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                @Grey: it’s the 100 degree morning heat in PS

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It was 87 at 8 AM… It’s crazy here, yo

                  • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: it’s so hot my ball sweat has sweat

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m wearing a sweatband around my balls.

                  • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: nutband!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha… Yo, baby, it’s blazing in here, get me my nutband…

                    • Prezz says:
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                      @Juan Lleno de Odio: When it’s cold outside, we use Ball Jackets. get your very own zip down, suede Ball Jacket! just $9.99 + shipping!

  122. Fecal Matters says:
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    Perhaps Brett has a flux-capacitor in his DLawrien too.

    • gareth says:
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      @Fecal Matters: blue jays need to go back in time and exchange their starters for the same guys in their ace-like primes.

      Them were the days, when johnson was your ace, and morrow and romero were giving out k’s like candy………

  123. Big M says:
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    Hitter tron is a dirty whore… I like it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big M: Dirty, robot whore

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: Hitter tron uses WD-40 for Lube and turns toasters from two piece to one!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA

  124. Jon says:
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    With Lawrie going to the DL, should I lose Reddick, Victorino or Leubke in a keeper to make room for him?

    Or if Reddick is coming back this weekend, do you like him over Ethier or Brantley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Luebke… Not really…

  125. SmokeTNT says:
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    Give up Machado through 2015 for Reyes through 2014? Have Panda and a revolving door at SS.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @SmokeTNT: try Panda for a SS…

  126. EK says:
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    C. Davis & Cueto too much for Scherzer?
    H2H pts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: A bit

  127. Tim says:
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    Why can’t Dom brown at 25 yrs old be as good or better than Heyward? Possible ?
    Just thinking as I look at Heyward stats past 3 yrs..is he over rated?
    260 ish career avg..strikeout a ton…did hit Hr last year but batting 2nd won’t get many RBIs..
    Just wondering if most think he is better than he is while killing stats while missing other players…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tim: Heyward’s more talented, anything can happen just this year…Seems doubtful though

  128. ThE sHiT says:
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    Jo-Fer or Porcello?

  129. anthony says:
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    @grey : need someone to fill in for rest of season for morrow. karns straily eovaldi or archer ?? not alot of options 14 man h2h points….

  130. Catcher Hatcher says:
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    Montero or Pacheco at C.
    NL Only 2 cather.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montero

      • Catcher Hatcher says:
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        Thanks!@Grey:

  131. DirtyD says:
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    Hey Grey:

    5×5 MLB 12 teams. I need SB/Runs/AVG.

    I give Dom Brown and A. Rizzo

    I get J. Ellsbury

    I have K. Morales and N. Arenado in the Util/Bench slots to make up for the loss of Rizzo, who is currently manning my CI slot.

    Too much to give? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  132. Ryan741 says:
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    Couple of trade questions for you. In a H2H points league, would you trade Samardzia for Hanley? My SP is pretty deep with Kershaw, Strasburg, Darvish, Samardzia, Garza, Fister, Cashner, Bailey and Fernandez. We get 10 starts per week, so I like having a lot of quality SP to pick matchups. Also have trade offers for Dunn that include him for either Josh Johnson, Estrada, CJ, Haren or Corbin. Would you do Dunn for any of them? Leaning Corbin maybe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope… I’d take Corbin

  133. Russ James says:
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    Bautista , Cruz,,Crawford ,Jennings and Markakis, with Carpenter and Prado not sure who to package for a trade for more pitching. Please help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Russ James: Cruz and Markakis for Samardzija?

  134. Catcher Hatcher says:
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    Heath Bell v. Miguel Montero
    Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell..Neither side really…

  135. Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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    Cruz/Jennings

  136. Dave the Barber says:
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    Should I trade away Dread Pirate for Clayton Kershaw? I have Adam Jones, Dom Brizzy, Bruce, Moss, and Marte currently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you need pitching, sure…

  137. CDawg says:
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    Just traded Yu Darvish for CarGo in a 15 team Dynasty, now I’m scrambling for a hidden gem on the waiver wire.
    Jerome Williams, Rick Porcello and Ricky Nolaso are available. Any of them worth a look? Maybe Porcello considering he’s outperforming his Fip?

    • CDawg says:
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      @CDawg: add Eovaldi to that list.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams

  138. los locos says:
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    i picked up parker over leake last night, parker been decent and played much better teams. but if archer is brought up, do i drop jansen for him? feel that jansen is just taking up roster spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  139. kratos says:
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    Lackey, Milone, Estrada, Phelps,Medlen. We starting all today? 10 teamer roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own Lackey

      • MattW says:
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        @Grey:

        You don’t like Lackey @PHI today?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t like Lackey

  140. JoeC says:
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    I thought the exact same thing about Porcello the previous week. Had a string of 4 good starts after his debacle against the Angels on 4/20 (9 ER in 0.2 IP), going up against the feckless Twins… seemed like a sure thing.

    I was rewarded with 5 ER in 5 IP, 11 baserunners and two stinkin’ Ks. Needless to say, I dropped him like a butterfaced girlfriend (“So you’re NOT going to get surgery to fix that beak of yours? Okthanksbyebye!”).

    Now he does this.

    I feel like Khan in the second (best) Star Trek movie when his underling asks why he keeps chasing Captain Kirk when they could easily escape instead. “He tasks me,” Khan says. “He tasks me”.

    Yes, yes he does.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I’ve never seen a Star Trek movie prior to the last one…

      • JoeC says:
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        @Grey: Well, good news for you, Wrath of Khan is the only one you should see. The others, including the Next Generation ones, were entirely forgettable. They’re really only good in a Mystery Science Theater 3000 sort of way.

        Plus, you get to see Kirstie Alley when she was hot and skinny!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool… Kinda interested in seeing the newest one…

          • JoeC says:
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            @Grey: I’m sure it’ll be fine. The last one was a bit of a mess. Some dude in a mining ship time travelling and blowin’ up planets cause his wife died or something? Whocares?!

            Of course, it’s not gonna really be about anything, other than “lazerz in space!”, but we could all use more of that, right?!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              As long as there’s no smoke monsters, I’d be fine with it…

              • JoeC says:
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                @Grey: Is that a “Lost” reference? I never watched that series, but have heard some of the minutiae about it. Sounds like it was the most disappointing TV series evah.

                Kind of like when you meet a hot girl you’re all jazzed about and then you find out she has 3 kids. If only we were lions…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha… Yup… Same creator as the new Star Trek director… And Lost co-creator co-wrote the movie…

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @JoeC: good to see you Joe C, it’s like it’s been a while. That movies greatness relies heavily on the awesomeness of Ricardo Montalban

      • JoeC says:
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        @Juan Lleno de Odio: Glad to be here. My Razzball contributions ebb and flow with the performance of my teams. When they do well, I want to talk baseball. When they suck, I don’t even want to think about baseball. My teams have sucked lately. :)

        Ricardo did make that movie and was definitely the best villain the Star Trek franchise has ever had (haven’t seen the latest movie). But I thought Shatner was very good in his portrayal of Capt. Kirk at that point in his life, dealing with the problems of an aging playboy who has lost a step or two. I relate!

        Plus that “KHAN! KHAN!” moment… that is just a classic in cinema history. :)

        And hey, Kobayashi Maru!

  141. Wake Up says:
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    You were right about Lawrie. I was wrong.

    *lowers head, slowly sulks out of the room, hits top of head on door jamb, tries to punch hole through the drywall, finds the stud instead, from now on refers to fist as stud-finder, drops a shot of Monster into a pint of Redbull, chugs, removes Lawrie jersey, wonders if he could spazz the b off of jamb, jk, never wonders, only hustles, wonders why Pedroia is so nonchalant, as Lawrie puts third base coach into a triangle chokehold*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Come back! Come back!

    • Prezii says:
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      @Wake Up: you are tho clumthy!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Prezii: Only when I’m really pithed off!!!

  142. Catcher Hatcher says:
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    Liriano or Lincecum?
    or would you not touch either?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano…Neither

  143. Jack says:
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    Hold on to Gibson, or drop for Archer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Move to Archer

  144. Nick says:
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    @Grey: got offered Harvey for my Verlander…I’m a huge MET fan & he knows it, haha…I’m very tempted…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  145. FillyP says:
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    Having some bad luck with the back-end of my staff lately. Ogando went down, Niese, Odorizzi, Gausman, Danks.. I can keep gambling with streamers, but eventually I think I need to make a move for another SP2. Our league also has a limit of 45 moves and I’m at a healthy 19 in week 9/21.

    Anyhoo, I’ve got Glausman, Kluber, Tillman, and Straily. Need to clear room for Ogando when he comes back.. who’s your top 3 out of this group, and would you lose anybody else besides Glausman?

    Wacha Flocka
    Lyons
    McCarthy
    Hammel
    Porcello
    Eovaldi
    Skaggs (if he’s called back up..)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha, McCarthy, Porcello

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m dumb. Wacha was picked up 3 days ago. McCarthy, Porcello, and… ?

        My OF is Upton, Jones, Gordon, Craig, Jennings and Willingham (4 spots + UTIL). Would you move Upton if I can land an ace in return? I’ve got no bites on J. Will or Craig so far.

        My staff:

        Lee
        Peavy
        Bailey
        Burnett
        Tillman
        Straily
        Kluber
        Gausman
        Ogando – DL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hammel…I would roll with the staff I had there…

  146. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    To answer a Jack Full Of Hate question from last night

    Yes, Camden, New Jersey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that the country Tom Jacks is going to?

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: are you saying that being from Jersey that you acknowledge that Jersey is like being in another country?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Grey: that was easy, it’s the colon of new york

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That would be the Lincoln Tunnel… Jersey has passed through the colon…

              • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                @Grey: it’s the rectum?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That word gives me the willies for some reason…

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: What word? Camden…I can see why…where people from AC go to feel better about AC…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

                  • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: I’ll put that on the no grey list with baseball decision

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: hey yo, I know me’s geography. You know Jersey…it’s a state!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: Was the question people from “this place” go to B’more to get away from the gangs and violence?

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Wake Up: Juan did not know where Camden is located. That is what this was all about.

        • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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          @Wallpaper Paterson: I knew, just made sure you weren’t talking about B More or England

  147. EK says:
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    H2H pts pls rank for ROS:

    Janssen
    Frieri
    Parnell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parnell, Frieri

  148. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Drop Moreland or Berkman when Werth comes off the DL?

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Schmohawks Bob: I’d say Berkman but Rudy might say otherwise, being in Texas he is the expert on them Rangers….I think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  149. Gambler says:
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    How do you think Danks does today @ the Cubs? Good matchup but does he take advantage of it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch him

  150. Leo says:
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    Hey grey. Love ur stuffs.

    Shelby or marte

    Who has more value in h2h redraft?

    Thank you!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Marte…

  151. agarthered says:
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    Do you still go Aybar over Hardy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you need… They’re a coin flip on needs…

  152. Heatcheck3 says:
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    I guess all it takes for Carpenter to finally steal a base is for me to drop him(my weird league doesn’t count runs).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  153. Mitch says:
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    Drop VMart for Grandal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  154. scott says:
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    Looks like after Brandon Mccarthy faces texas tonight and Cards monday he gets San fran, padres, marlins, nationals, mets and 1 more I believe to wrap up his first half. I want to make room for those matchups. Droppable pitchers I have
    Gallardo (Can’t stand him)
    Holland
    C. Jansen
    Balfour
    A. Bailey
    Wacha
    Wheeler
    The rest can’t go away and its a keeper league with wheeler and wacha becoming 12th rd keepers. Who would you lose? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s gonna get beat up good tonight probably… And may not be better vs. the Cards…I’d decide on Monday… My answer right now would be Wheeler

      • scott says:
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        @Grey: yea its basically a just in case scenario. Like if he’s lights out vs texas tonight, I wanna make a move on it tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  155. Maglia Rosa says:
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    Is it crazy to think about playing Gyorko over disappointing Zobrist (.709 OPS, 3 HRs, 3 SBs)?

    Or would you prefer Arenado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d play Gyorko

  156. Duke says:
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    Yo Grey, sitting Medlen against Jays tonight? Of course, I’m gonna start Lackey, so… yeah.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can sit Medlen vs the Jays, sure…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Creepy

  157. Maglia Rosa says:
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    Grey, thanks for the help. My pitching staff has turned out to be pretty good, though as you told me in April, I’m hurting on wins:

    Gio
    Moore
    Samardz
    Ryu
    Peavey
    Teheran
    Wacha

    And I have Wheeler in the NA slot. When I need to drop one, who goes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran… But depends on how Wacha looks…

      • Fenway Fungus says:
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        @Grey: so you rank Wheeler above Teheran and Wacha atm?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Once he is called up, he’s better than them both… He’s about a week away…

        • Evil Grey says:
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          @Fenway Fungus: That’s what he said, without saying it.

  158. Brooke says:
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    Hey handsome! I would have to trade away Wainwright, Butler and Mujica and I would get Votto and Bumgarner. Would you do it? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Votto and Bum…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  159. Gareth says:
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    Health really is a skill. Especially at Third Base. Brett Lawrie, Ryan Zimmerman, Chase Headley, Evan Longoria, Alex Rodriguez, Kevin Youklis, Aramis Ramirez……….

  160. Mitch says:
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    Better ww pickup: Tyler Lyons or Chris Archer. Archer better prospect but Lyons getting it done so far. Dont want another Gausman experience.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  161. Gareth says:
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    Cubs lose Fujikawa to Tommy John surgery.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was that him in bed next to Lawrie?

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: Nah. He’s gone back home to fall on his Sword because of the shame of being injured.

  162. Steve D says:
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    About to trade moosetakas (don’t know why I waited so long) cingrani and straily for mauer or zimmerman in a dynasty league. Need to fill CI. Standard cats plus bb’s and total bases, qs and k/bb%. Two questions, am I giving too much? Cingrani w his one pitch looked like a monster. And which bat do you prefer mauer or zimmerman. I could just add matt dominguez and keep the pitchers.. thank you sir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade’s not close, take Zimmerman…

  163. Hotrod says:
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    OBP league – ROS @ catcher

    Buck
    Pierzynski
    Grandal
    Lucroy
    Russell Martin
    Doumit
    Salty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal

  164. anarchy burger says:
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    5×5 12 teamer 10 man bench. im looking to move some keepers. ive been offered tulo and heyward for macho machado. machado is keepbale next year in round 13 and the year after in round 6. i lost rutledge so tulo would go in for him. heyward would go in for e chavez (hot schmotato) headley slides to 3rd. am i getting enough??? im not thrilled about this. what do u guys think???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Tulo

  165. Mike says:
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    Love the post. Should I deal Harvey for Stanton in a 10 team mixed keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Stanton

  166. anarchy burger says:
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    obviously wainwright is better ros than shelby???? 5×5 12 teamer…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  167. Duke says:
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    Somewhat apples to oranges but rather own Shelby Miller or Hanley Ramirez ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is apples and oranges, but I’d take Hanley…

  168. Ray says:
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    King Felix for Shelby Miller/Adrian Gonzalez? Looking to firm up my rotation with a monster arm since it’s full of young arms that could wear down (Miller, Harvey, etc.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Gon, but it’s fair…

  169. Joel says:
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    At this time, what sort of a return do you think you would you get in a 1 for 1 trade of Hyun-Jin Ryu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… Maybe Heyward? Maybe a #2 OF? Beltran? Marte?

  170. bash says:
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    Keeper league

    1) $egura for Cain and Gregorious?
    2) DLawrie and pence for Cain / middlebrooks ?

    1, 2 or hold

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura… Matt Cain…

  171. Man of Troy says:
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    Hey Grey,

    14 Team Dynasty League (H2H 6×6)

    Kemp, Scherzer, Wheeler, Gausman

    or

    Ellsbury, Hamels, Gio Gonzalez, Holland

    And is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp side, it’s close…

  172. Hondo says:
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    I’ve finally rehydrated myself after all the Rutledge demotion related vomiting.He was my only SS(Reyes on DL)

    However,I’m not sure if my synapses are firing properly.

    I had to grab Franklin to fill the void.

    I offered Choo and Wheeler for Prado.

    Hold Franklin and remove the trade offer?

    3 OF’s-that leaves me JUp,Bruce and Matt Carp.

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Hondo: You offered Choo AND Wheeler for Prado? That might be the worst thing I’ve ever heard on here.

      • Hondo says:
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        @Evil Grey:

        I doubt that.

        • Evil Grey says:
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          @Hondo: Well, outside of anything Gareth says anyway.

          • Hondo says:
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            @Evil Grey:
            OK-so I was wrong about Lincecum and Lily Tomlin

            You’re Eddard Starks bastard,my bad.

            Thanks for the kind help.

            • Evil Grey says:
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              @Hondo: I don’t know who that is, but glad I could help.

              • Hondo says:
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                @Evil Grey:
                Feel free to ignore the name and take note of the word that followed.

                • Evil Grey says:
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                  @Hondo: I don’t mind being a bastard. I’m not so sensitive. But Grey can agree and he’s immune from being a bastard? I’ll tell him he’s a bastard by association for you.

                  • Hondo says:
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                    @Evil Grey:

                    OK-You’re way smarter than me,obviously.
                    How about you show Grey a little respect and don’t create unnecessary problems on his website?

                    Have a nice day.

                    • Prezz says:
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                      @Hondo: Toothpick…. Thrown..

                    • Evil Grey says:
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                      @Hondo: Unnecessary problems? Ok, I’m moving on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s terrible

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks,I’ll pull it. My SP’s are totally stacked though,with Price and Beachy needing spots soon.I figured Wheeler was a throw in,since I won’t have room for him.

        The thing with Choo(I’ve got Bruce also) was that I don’t like having 2 of my 3 OF’s on the same team due to rainouts, etc.They’re also both LHB.s, so there’s the matchup issue also.

        Thanks again.

        I’m not trying to be perfect today,just in the last week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rainouts don’t matter… They play the games eventually… Guys on the same team is fine, as long as they’re good guys…

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Hondo: don’t trade choo and what else is available for SS and OF, Carp is not worth owning anywhere. If you move Choo then go after Segura or E-Cab.

  173. boston strong says:
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    with the Pedroia news should i hold on to Zobrist, I’m looking to move him seeing how it looks like a lost year for him if i do move him what are some players to target that would be fair value im looking for a SP or OF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A #2 SP or OF… Maybe Peavy? Heyward?

  174. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Shallow weekly 10 team,
    With only 4 BN slots, 2 of which are being reserved for DL Stanton and DL Kinsler,
    do I cut my U DLawrie to pick up a hot schmatater or one of my bottom pitchers Gausman, Masterson, or Janssen?
    Which schmatato would you start at U, Gattis, Kendrys, Chavez or Gyorko??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman… Morales

  175. OaktownSteve says:
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    Good night for real baseball at the ballpark last night. Something interesting happened early in the game and it suggests a new trend in the way managers manage. Might be something that could be somewhat fantasy relevant. I’m sure it could be spun that way.

    The Giants removed Kickham with one out in the bottom of the 3rd and the bases loaded. It was 4-1 at that point. Bochy brought in Kontos to pitch to Norris and he got him on a pop out. Then Melvin went to the bench and pinch hit Seth Smith for Luke Montz in the DH slot. Bochy then countered with LOOGY Javier Lopez who struck Smith out (Lopez is probably the best LOOGY I’ve ever seen, by the way).

    Couple interesting things. One that Bochy had the foresight to have Lopez up. Second that he was willing to burn him on one batter in the 3rd inning. Makes a lot sense though. At that point in the game it could turn into a 6 run lead really fast. Even though the A’s ended up winning, that move almost certainly gave the Giants their best chance of winning.

    The other interesting thing is that the Giants then had Gaudin ready to pitch the 4th and give them several innings. I think traditionally teams have a long man that’s rarely used that gives the mop up duty. But there is a trend towards having a guy that is a little more talented in the role and using him in a variety of situations. Long man, situational, clean 7th or 8th inning guy if the regular is unavailable. The Rays did it really successfully with Davis last year and I think it was noticed. Gaudin, Smyly, Hochevar, Matusz, Hunter, Brett Cecil for the Jays. Whole bunch of those guys.

    The way bullpens get used these days is really elegant. Definitely a huge change in the game from what it was when I was a kid.

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: There’s definitely a shift towards long middle relievers (usually ex-starters). If your starter just doesn’t have it that night and he gets bounced early, a guy like that is better than burning through 3 or 4 middle relievers just to get blown out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice comment… Sounds like managers are managing like it’s a must win game, which is good, they all should be must win games… Reminds me a playoff managing scenario…

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @OaktownSteve: *tips cap*

      I think the idea of small ball is really starting to creep into the bullpens. A true team effort is more relevant now that teams are handling so many of their SP’s with kid gloves by either the pitch count or not wanting them to fall down the well of despair. With so many former SP’s that could only get through the order one time then fall apart, working out of the pen makes sense to have those guys to keep a game always winable. Like we touched on last week, everyone kinda sucks in MLB right now, some call it parity, I call it too many heartless and selfish players that play for their ego’s and not the team. Thats why your A’s are so tough, they buy in to the system and execute THEIR job when called upon.

      I sure do miss tough pitchers that battled through adversity and never whined. Now you get a pat on the back for just showing up and props for doing your job…..

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Juan Lleno de Odio:

        I think the A’s have made not having money an advantage, in a weird way. They create competition, give out second/third/last chance. Put people in a position to succeed. Those are the kind of players who will buy in.

        Melvin has made all the difference. The Geren comment below is priceless. We used to call him Billy’s Best Manager. Worst manager I’ve seen in baseball ever, other than when the Padres took their Hall of Fame but somewhat daffy broadcaster Jerry Coleman down from the booth to manage for a season.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          By the way, is that Hawkman?

          FLASH AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAA HE’LL SAVE EVERY ONE OF US!

          • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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            @OaktownSteve: yes…yes it is

          • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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            @OaktownSteve: I have the soundtrack on Vinyl

              • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                @OaktownSteve: I have 4 and about 500 vinyls

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Put it on the boooooooard!

        • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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          @OaktownSteve: you put a man in a corner and you find out what he’s made of…Or in this case you put an organization in a corner and find out what they are made of. Fight or flight my friend.

    • mraccoe says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      There was more managing in that 3rd inning than in an entire Bob Geren led A’s game.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @mraccoe:

        True…if you replace “game” with “season”. Nice call.

      • JoeC says:
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        @mraccoe: Ah yeah, Bobo the Clown. Such fond memories of that idiot mismanaging game after game. He could’ve been replaced by a corpsified Sparky Anderson and that would’ve been an improvement.

  176. Hotrod says:
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    Who are a couple of Bats that are in the same value range of Latos (14 team keeper)?

    Our pitching is very strong, need a power bat…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce, Zimmmerman, Stanton

  177. Jack says:
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    Can I get your thoughts on my team and what I should focus on? My offense has been AWFUL lately. I’m going to drop Gausman for Werth or Viciedo. TIA!!

    12 team yahoo redraft league with 6×6 h2h scoring
    C: J.P. Arencibia
    1B: Fielder
    2B: Jedd Gyorko
    SS: Alcides Escobar
    3B: Evan Longoria
    OF: Trout, Rios, Carl Crawford
    UTL: Starling Marte, Moreland
    Bench: Dominic Brown, Yasmani Grandal
    DL: Corey Hart

    SP: Jered Weaver, Madison Bumgarner, Mat Latos, Johnny Cueto, Matt Harvey, Mike Minor, Dan Haren, Patrick Corbin, Kevin Gausman
    RP: Edward Mujica, Jose Valverde
    DL: Colby Lewis

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Jack: Maybe it’s been awful “lately” but that’s a solid offense. Looks like you might be lacking in RBI so I’d move a starter for a middle of the lineup guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Evil

  178. Ryan741 says:
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    What side of this deal do you prefer? Dunn/Samardzia or Encarnacion/Josh Johnson. H2H points league

    • Ryan741 says:
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      @Ryan741: Or I could get Marco Estrada instead of Josh Johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin and Estrada would work

  179. Mel says:
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    Keeper trade – which side do you like?

    Harper/Kemp or McCutch/Strasburg

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Mel: Harper

        • Evil Grey says:
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          @Mel: LOL. It’s not the worst thing in the world.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper, it’s fair

  180. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Jonathan Lucroy or Jason Castro ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro

  181. Prezz says:
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    man, this site is even better on the 18th centch! makes me realize how limited i am on the phone… testing avi…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BAKER!

  182. Prezz says:
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    dont think it worked..

  183. Prezz says:
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    now? sorry.. ignore this guy…

    • Prezz says:
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      it worked! boom… yall mutha truckas bout to get Dustied!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, very nice… I like how Dusty’s got inn the contacts… Going out with his lady.

        • Prezz says:
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          @Grey: this one seemed perfect.. white background and everything.. I just wanted the head (wait, what?) to be visible so we could see him… All the rest were of his smooshed up face and you couldn’t really tell what he was. He looks pretty fitting in this photo, I’d say… So i rode with it.

          Think it’s actually a bobblehead photo… But Baker is a fuckin bobblehead, so like i said… It’s fitting.. As long as hes got the toothpick, we’re good! :)

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            It’s perfect… The eyes are hallow like there’s nothing going on behind the them…

            • Prezz says:
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              @Grey: Just like when hes in the dugout! haaaaa! And bee tee dub, I enlarged it… And he does have glasses on. They’re just clear with black frames, sooo.. yeah.. Blends in pretty well…

              • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                @Prezz: hahahaha

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ah… Missed the glasses, but I’m on my phone… You’re doing Dusty proud, but where’s your I? You go to City Hall and change your name?

                • Prezz says:
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                  Threw the i’s in the closet… Think I’m gonna run around naked for a while… it was time for a change, Grey!

                  Thought of going with the name change of “Dustied” but then nobody would know who I was.. And you know how people around here take to newcomers! I’d get the “Ohh shut up Dustied! You are so stupid” and i would have to say “Hey, I’m Prezii, I’m allowed to be stupid!”.. Complete name change would have been a hassle..

                  But it’s back to the ol’ smart(dumb?)phone for me… 18th centch, OUT!

                  • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Prezz: you could be Prezz Dustied?

                    Good point, Evil Grey who would try to trounce on you and steal your lunch money

                    • Prezz says:
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                      @Juan Lleno de Odio: ehhh too long.. i had Dustied typed in and suddenly visioned the riot patrol i’d be facing and erased it haha Prezz is cool with me… Ill go by Prez, Prezi, Prezzi(ur fav) doesnt matter to me, its obviously not my real name.

                    • Evil Grey says:
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                      @Juan Lleno de Odio: I would never. I would just try to steal your Trout for my Burnett.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, too much of a hassle!

                  • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Prezz: I already know that, but it’s our little secret :)

                    The regular crew has your back, I hope, if the riot patrol comes out then I get to pick up my Louisville Slugger and start cracking skulls…..change the name!

  184. Dkohn says:
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    Could you rank, Eovaldi, Lyons, Leake?

    The Hanley post was amazing bee tee dubs

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake, Eovaldi… Thanks!

  185. crock says:
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    Hamilton or Bruce ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  186. bees knees says:
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    kemp for segura keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  187. Kid A says:
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    SpineNose back in the lineup hitting 9th. Just put him out of my misery already, and call up rendon…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed… I don’t even understand the thought process behind letting a guy with a broken wrist play through it…

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: …and the blown RotoCuff as well. it’s like being along for the ride on his trip through dante’s inferno just waiting for the nats to figure out which circle of hell he’ll (apostrophized stutter) be relegated to.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Nice stutter… Yeah, it’s a daffy move by the Nats, I think they’ll figure that out within a week…

  188. Evil Grey says:
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    I’ve been trying to work this guy over for Kemp for a couple weeks but he’s selling him at his full price. He wants Choo/A-Ram. That’s too rich for me. If I counter with Marte/A-Ram…is that still giving too much? I’m a believer in Marte.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Marte too, but I’d take Kemp there…

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @Grey: Man, alright. Not happy about it, but this is a big move, so in Grey I’ll trust. Thanks.

  189. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    in the 10 team league, i got questions!
    brown over headley still today? i picked up brown and got his homer yesterday for benching headley.
    profar or gyorko today, if profar plays? Hitter tron says Profar, last 7 days has Gyorko, barely. Likely soon be dropping Profar when he gets demoted. Lots of good pickup options in 10 team league.
    In other news, Avila’s swing is being “retooled.” Bout time you got here Columbus.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: after the fact trade rape as my couple week ago fujikawa for dickey has now resulted in fujikawa going out for the whole year with t.j. Guy wanted to just drop dickey and already has gregg.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You’re not saying to drop Gyorko, right? Just sit him tonight?

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Grey: right, hell no i’m not dropping him. Just daily roster question.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brown over Headley… Profar… Ha!

  190. Jon says:
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    Any CI you’d target with Lawrie out? Maybe someone underachieving or you think is under-valued right now? Keeper value would be a plus. I’d be looking to move a Cobb or a Cashner or maybe a Jennings or a Gardner for the right deal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Zimmerman on the low… Probably will be lucky to get A-Ram though…

  191. artie says:
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    Grey,

    Do you think Frazier falls short of projections this year?

    I’ve been offered — Aoki/Cody Allen for Frazier/Janssen.

    I can also get Beltran in a simialr deal, but he doesn’t have Aoki’s LF eligibility in Yahoo

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Aoki

  192. Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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    now that I got Davis, I have an OF of him, Markakis, Melky, BJ, Ethier, and JD Martinez. After JD leaves Colorado and I drop him, can I drop Ethier? I have Puig stashed in the hope he comes up and explodes. I want a Schomato spot to grab hotties

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, lose JD when out of Colorado…Ethier maybe, depends for who…

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: going heavy pen now that I’m down to 3 starters, going after some arms to help my ratios.

    • Kid A says:
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      @Juan Lleno de Odio: dont get any big ideas. they’re not gonna happen. you’ll go to hell for what your dirty mind is thinking.

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Kid A: I can try and finish in a respectable position? Is that OK with you? or should I abandon my team to taint your 4th place finish?

  193. Shane says:
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    Corbin and Garnder for Hamels and Gerrardo Parra?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Shane: Corbin

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Shane: Hamels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: really, do you think Corbin is that legit for the whole season, I see Hamels righting that ship in a big way and having a huge second half. I also slightly like Parra better cause I see no interruption of playing time ROS, I know there is the Eaton factor, but I truely believe he has played into an everyday role and the Ross, Pollock, Kubel problem will be broken up via trade and then be a platoon once Ross is gone….. cust kayin’

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t trust Hamels… I think he’s hiding an injury… Corbin looks legit, yeah…

          • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Grey: I’m going to ask jaywrong…..I kid I kid….I poop on me!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  194. Carnac says:
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    If I were on the mound for the White Sox and I saw Ventura coming out to me, I’d throw down my glove and try to put him in a headlock. He’s already taking me out of the game, so why not? At least make him think twice next time.

    • Kid A says:
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      @Carnac: That is really funny. And an awesome visual.

      • Carnac says:
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        @Kid A: *Ventura bucking wildly, trying to pull Carnac from the mound* *Turban rolls into foul territory* Hawk Harrelson, “HE GONE!”

        • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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          @Carnac: you can use the turban to put him in a choke hold, the fans wouldn’t stop you as his body stops shaking

        • Kid A says:
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          @Carnac: HOLY SHIT! KILLING ME!!!

        • Prezz says:
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          @Carnac: *Carnac gets Ventura in an arm lock* Hawk Harrelson “stretchh, stretchhh”

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Prezz: Look who got a gravy…he’s all growns up boys…he’s all growns up…

            • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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              @Wake Up: who’s a big boy now?

            • Prezz says:
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              @Wake Up: all good things, have to come to an end, to create better things…

              Says dustys fortune cookie..

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Prezz: *with a toothpick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  195. Juan Lucky Pierre says:
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    Is Corky Kluber any good? Is he this year’s Marco Estrada/Fiers? Plz Halp!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he might be this year’s Fiers… Bit early to say for sure…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: we should get the message to him that he’s known as “corky”. I’m sure he’ll be amused.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  196. Booya says:
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    Start Masterson tonight vs Cincy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  197. Coming around full circle here, christ so many choices:

    Picking up Jed Lowrie tonight hopefully. Drop LeMahieu or Franklin?

    Or hold all three and dump Sal Perez since I now have Santana at catcher?

    Concerned of always playing the wrong dude at 2nd/SS and have Hill on DL.

    Merci

  198. Evil Grey says:
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    Are the Razzball/RCL leagues for money?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A few are, I believe…

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @Grey: Cool.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Evil Grey: i really wish i would’ve know that before the season. I’ll enter a few of those next year if they are. Thought they were all free.

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @goodfold2: By default they’re free, but if a bunch of like-minded geezers get together they can play for money.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @SteveNZ: are you british like garth (hehe, us americans, when he sees this)/gareth. Thought those were the only people who called anybody who’s male “geezers”. At least Ali G has me thinking that.

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @goodfold2: Nah, I’m from New Zealand. I just like the word.

                • Evil Grey says:
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                  @SteveNZ: I thought Gareth was from New Zealand also.

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Evil Grey: He lived here for a while and met his wife here (I think)

                    • Evil Grey says:
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                      @SteveNZ: That’s crazy. Two Kiwi’s up in here. (Sorry if that’s offensive)

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Evil Grey: Who’s the other?

                    • Evil Grey says:
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                      @SteveNZ: Gareth? Am I not following along?

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Evil Grey: Ah, I see what I did there. He lived here for a while but he is not a New Zealander.

                    • goodfold2 says:
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                      @SteveNZ: and both of their avatars are cats.

    • JoeC says:
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      @Evil Grey: Yeah, I’m in one. Obviously gives it more juice.

      It’s kind of like poker: if you’re not playing for money (or to “win” a girl’s clothes), then WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

      I’d be down for doing a $100 RCL league next year for those who might be interested.

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @JoeC: Exactly. I’d be down for $100 as well.

  199. Goose says:
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    Here’s one.

    Just got offered me Prince for Segura straight up… and I’m hesitating to accept – am I cray?

    Besides my manlove of Segura, I’m worried, basically, ’bout the hole in my MI this would create. I already have Craig, Hosmer, Cuddyer, Arenado as my 1b/CI guys, so not a lot of room for Prince. Correct me if I’m wrong here, but to avoid a shit-ton o’ bench bats, I’d have to drop, say, Hosmer to make this work – thus the deal is:

    Segura/(Hosmer) for Prince/(Ellis = best avail wire guy)

    …which looks a’ight-ish.

    (Or do I hold Hosmer, drop my stream SP slot, and try to make another move using Hosmer/one of those other CIs?)

    BTW – Segura has 8 homers, Prince has 9.

    Anywhaaaat – do I need to not worry about all this shizz and just accept?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Goose: Not a lot of room for Prince? I’d give Hosmer or Arenado their walking papers. I’d rather have Prince, but the drop off from Segura seems like it’s not worth it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Fielder and lose Hosmer…

      • Goose says:
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        @Grey: Word. I will be quite happy to be free of that single-hitting, almost-good, sufferin’ suckertash. With Miggy at my 3B, I’ma unite the Motown Fatties – R-S-P-E-C-C-Me!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  200. SteveNZ says:
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    Feldman (in the RCL). Me and the SON are good again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get a room! (Kidding.)

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Ha. Phelps could yet come between us…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Let’s hope not cause I have him going too…

  201. Daniel Pete says:
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    Just discovered your site, about a month ago. what a breath of fresh air. Finally some place I can go and get beyond the norm. (which in cheers , would have been the toilets)

    I am in a very competitive 10 team NL only 5×5 Roto redraft league……… and the guy that owns Heyward is wanting to trade him– he also has M young as his 3rd bagger —————————– I offered C Johnson of Atl for the pair, as he also has Werth due to be activated in the next week (rumors have it)-is my offer decent ? He needs saves, but just picked up K-Rod———–and two teams in the league own the closers- the rest are all bunched within a couple saves of each other . Anyhow, is it possible to sell high (as i am twisitng a left hander lol) on C Johnson for the other non performing bums ? and what are your thoughts on Kubel as he was just dropped in our league in favor of Vanslyke——–keep up the good work, and thanks – DP

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Daniel Pete: Your Johnson for his Heyward and Young? That shouldn’t work. Johnson’s probably a tough sell-high.

      I’d grab Kubel though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Thanks! I’d sell Johnson and K-Rod for Heyward, but it’s not fair for Heyward, but it is fair if the other guy will take it… Kubel’s a 24-homer guy with some counting stats, it’s all right…

  202. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Which broken down closer do you go with – Casey Janssen or Chris Perez?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Mike:

      Reports are Janssen just took a night off. He’s supposedly available tonight. He said earlier this year that he’s still not totally right and he doesn’t think he will be. But the results have been pretty good for him. Perez is officially shut down and performance has been affected so the surface it seems like Janssen is the hold. If you can wait a couple of days for Janssen to pitch again might help round out the picture. If you have to choose today I’d probably go with Janssen.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I read somewhere that over the last few days he’s been repeatedly warming up and then hasn’t needed to come into the game for whatever reason and that not actually getting to pitch has messed with his shoulder a bit.

        Didn’t sound too serious.

        • Mike says:
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          @SteveNZ: Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Janssen

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Follow-up question –

        Casey Jannsen or Fernando Rodney?

        Thanks!

        Mike.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Janssen

          • Mike says:
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            @Grey: thanks again Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  203. goodfold2 says:
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    check this blurb from a little known bullpen-only info site. Good stuff. “Mike Dunn entered in the eighth with a one-run lead and gave up three singles to tie the game; sent back out for the bottom of the ninth, he allowed two more singles and took the loss after Chad Qualls surrendered a game-ending hit. Those looking for clarity from this bullpen should prepare to wait two more weeks for the next save situation. No hierarchy change.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i thought the deadpan “wait 2 weeks” part was pretty good.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  204. Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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    I have the dumbest question ever, Both Lind and Papi are sitting tonight, who do I play in the hope they get to pinch hit and do something?

    I think Papi, but I am having remorse over the Zimm deal and my brain ain’t working so better

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Juan Lleno de Odio: My magic 8-ball saaaaays……Most Likely

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Papi will pinch hit, for sure…

  205. SteveNZ says:
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    Dioner Navarro having himself quite the day…

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @SteveNZ: is he going against you in head to head?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Juan Lleno de Odio: You could be forgiven for thinking so, but no.

        • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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          @SteveNZ: I was at some wine/beer specialty store and they had new Zealand beer there, any of it any good?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Juan Lleno de Odio: Sure is. Some great craft beers made here. Can you remember any of the brands?

            • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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              @SteveNZ: I drank a lot that night

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Juan Lleno de Odio: Epic? Croucher? Steinlager is the main commercially produced lager, but it’s crap.

                • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                  @SteveNZ: they had 8 different types, next time I’m there I will post them

                • JoeC says:
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                  @SteveNZ: “Stein lager” translates to “stone warehouse” from German to English.

                  WTF does that have to do with beer? :)

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @JoeC: Think it’s more of a compund word – stein being a drinking vessel and lager being of course the style of beer ;-)

                    • JoeC says:
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                      @SteveNZ: Heh, yeah you’re right. I just love splitting up German words. They’re so funny how they just string words together into one hugormous word.

                      Here’s one example:

                      Herzkreislaufwiederbelebung (heart-circle-run-again-enlivenment) = C.P.R.

  206. Carnac says:
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    3 HR for Dioner Navarro today! [Matt Kemp's fantasy owners run to check if Navarro is OF eligible.]

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  207. Rob says:
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    In a keeper – trade adrian gonzalez and Samardzija for Shizz? Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fairish, I’d hold…

  208. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    is it finally eraser ramirez time now that maurer got put down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, he’s not going to be that noteworthy…

      • @Grey:

        FYI — Erasmo just started throwing in AA – jackson generals. I imagine SEA will want him to build up his arm strength for several weeks before getting a crack at that rotation, which he should get, presuming there are no more set-backs. First start was last night. Decent results

        5 ip, 1.80 era, 1.0 whip, 3 ks (no decision)

        I’m guessing he will need at least 3-4 more AA/AAA outings, so end of June is possible to see him in SEA, but early July is more likely. Would welcome any insight from Mariners fans here. I was a bit bullish on Erasmo coming into this year, so I’ve been monitoring closely.

        Grey — with 2 open P bench spots- would you rather stash: Danny Hudson, Archer, Skaggs, Luebke or Erasmo Ramirez. — 14 team mixed, redraft, 6×6 (holds is xtra category).

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks for the info! Archer, Luebke

          • @Grey:

            You have a timeline / update on Luebke? Last I heard, there was another set-back in mid-May (May 18th) and they shut him down from throwing for the 2nd time this year… As a SD Pads fan, you would think I would know this — but havent heard the wonderful Dick Enberg or Ted Leitner update this topic recently.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, yeah, I forgot… Go with Erasmo just in case he gets the M’s spot that appears headed to Bonderman… Then grab Hudson if Bonderman does get it…

              • @Grey:

                You in favor of dumping Gausman for all of these guys? I’m inclined to see how Gausman fares vs Tigers this weekend, before any add/drops (if possible). I know you jumped ship already –and thus far, he’s been a strong to very strong smelling turd. You seen enough to warrant not even watching thru weekend?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You can hold him through the weekend… As long as you bench him…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: i just remember him massively helping me in my playoffs last year; he may have been overperforming. Who takes Maurer’s place then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bonderman? Beavan?

        • @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow:

          Im guessing Bonderman or Hector Noesi… Neither should excite you.

          For 2013, I would probably just be monitoring Erasmo Ramirez, Danny Hultzen, Taijuan Walker (long-shot) or if they turn Charlie Furbush into a SP (more of a long-shot). You can get excited about any of those dudes if those opportunities present themselves. My opinion.

  209. Kid A says:
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    kinsler set back. at least 2 more weeks. gah!

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Kid A: is he on your team?

      • Kid A says:
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        @Juan Lleno de Odio: Rolled the dice with him in 3 leagues. Poor alternatives. Wasn’t expecting to get snake-bit by MI this year. Even in our league I’m scrambling and really only have you to thank for dropping Lowrie.

        • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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          @Kid A: i dropped him twice….want to trade for Pedroia?

          • Kid A says:
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            @Juan Lleno de Odio: Yeah. I made sure not to sleep on him the second time. I normally would like some sparky action, but not with his wonky thumb. Big red flag for me.

            • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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              @Kid A: down play him to buy on the discount, I see you working over there

    • Aero says:
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      @Kid A: ugh, great. I was rolling w/ Darwin Barney this whole time after missing out on the Profar call-up.

      Piggy back question. Since Barney is, well, bad… think it’s worth dropping him and picking up Franklin (and rolling with no 2b) until he gains 2b eligibility? H2H roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Surprise-surprise

  210. jfields55 says:
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    trade D Jennings (rd 23 keeper) and get matt kemp (rd 1 keeper). Kemp DL bound?
    Other possible keepers, can only keep 6:
    Freese rd 20
    Cobb (rd 24)
    C Crawford rd (13)
    Ryan Zimmerman (4)
    Taveras (12)
    Peavy (10)
    Lester (9)
    Kimbrel (14)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DL bound? Huh? Why? I’d take Kemp…

      • fields55j says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: told ya,should I hold now?

  211. SteveNZ says:
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    Gattis not starting today, according to Yahoo. What’s with that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yahoo gives announcements for fantasy baseballers to make lineup decisions…

      • Prezz says:
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        @Grey: zinggg!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I miss the i.

          • Prezz says:
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            @Grey: hehe.. there were two i’s! One for each category i lead in the RCL…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I only missed one.

              • Prezz says:
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                The other i is jealous now.. i will no longer be able to yell my name..

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It does seem more gangsta like this. Let’s try it out for a while.

                  • Prezz says:
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                    @Grey: chu know me holmes.. always keepin it loco..

  212. jjj says:
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    who wins this trade wainwright, heath bell, hosmer for liriano, qualls and braun??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun

  213. drew says:
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    Was just offered Peavy for Hanley: Yay or nay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yay

  214. Juice_0321 says:
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    Is Nolasco worth a speculative add in a pitching starved league if I only have 10 moves remaining all season? Currently in 3rd place, will drop Odorizzi. 10 team Y! H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold off

  215. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: Who would you rather have at utility in an OBP H2H league for the next couple weeks?

    Revere, Jackie Bradley, Leonys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  216. Jacks says:
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    Damn Damn Damn. Kinsler out another couple of weeks. Guess the ribs were nearly fractured.

    Rickie Weeks: my season may hinge on your ability to get it going. Or do I just write you off and play Bone Face instead.

    Only have 8 FA pickups left, rather not squander on short term MI fill ins. Weeks, your time is now!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  217. Carlos says:
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    Yahoo 10 team H2h.

    I have Kendrick at 2nd and Zobrist at SS with Kinsler on the DL. Thoughts on dropping Kendrick for Jhonny Peralta until Kinsler returns?

    Thanks!

    • Carlos says:
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      @Carlos:

      I would be moving Zobrist to 2b and starting Peralta at SS.

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Carlos: NO!!!!

      • Carlos says:
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        @Juan Lleno de Odio:

        Juan, can you please tell me how you really feel? Thanks.

        • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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          @Carlos: no

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  218. Boomer19 says:
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    Been offered SS Peralta for my Matt Carpenter. Kinda ho hum. I’d like to upgrade sal Perez at catcher and he has Rosario. Should I offer Carpenter and Sal for Rosario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who will play in place of Carpenter if you take Rosario?

      • Boomer19 says:
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        I can put bj in his spot.

  219. TheNewGuy says:
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    Got buyer/seller controversy in our keeper league. Guy sold off Cano ($36) outta nowhere for a keeper style deal on Cespedes ($18 for 2 years). Im not usually one to veto but im pissed cos a rivals getting Cano in a deal I dont think is fair. So 3 mini-questions for you:
    a) Is the deal fair?
    b) Is Cesp even a discount at $18 (I dont think he is)?
    c) Is it fair when a guy sells off a stud without advertising it before (me and others didnt even get a shot at Cano cos we didnt know he was available)?

    Interested to hear your thoughts, much appreciated. If you are on my side ill get the guys to check this site!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Yup

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey: bugger.

        B and C answers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doesn’t A answer them all?

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @TheNewGuy: A) Yes
      B) Meh
      C) Yep

  220. Burgundy says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 team h2h points, redraft. I have Arenado, Seager, and Headley at 3rd. Need pitching. Is Headley for Weaver fair? He needs 3B. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  221. Jon says:
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    Which of the following would you trade Lawrie + Jennings for in a keeper league? (and what would be your preferred order)

    Longoria, Wright, HanRam, ARam, Machado, Headley, Panda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo, Wright, Machado, Panda, Hanley…

  222. Gbuscaino says:
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    I’m targeting cliff lee, wainwright, darkish, and strasburg for a trade straight up for d. wright. How would rank those SPs for rest of season so I can figure out in what order to target these guys. Thanks as usual.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg, Lee, Darvish…

  223. SteveNZ says:
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    Want to go with 3 closers today rather than 4 – I have Janssen too but assume he won’t be available.

    So who takes a seat from:

    Holland
    Wilhelmsen
    Perkins
    Bell

    Royals can’ beat Lynn, can they?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sit Holland

  224. Concussed Morneau says:
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    hOW MUCH WAIVER money for Dom Brown? $2??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • The Ghost of Mike Moustakas says:
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        @Grey:

        going up to $4 after his game today, what you say?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That works…

  225. sul says:
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    Which side do you prefer?
    A: Jennings and Stanton
    B: Zimmermann and A. Jackson

    10 tm keeper league.

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @sul: Jennings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  226. SteveNZ says:
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    Start Medlen in a 10 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would’ve said no

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Tried to take him out. Was too late.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

  227. SteveNZ says:
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    Oh, Phelps.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Looked like an easy stream, didn’t it? Almost as good as Porcello after a few good turns and then Minnesota dropping 5 on him

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Sky: Jesus, even Ike is getting in on the act.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: And now he’s gone. Along with my ERA and WHIP points.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Damn, I just took a quick dip in the pool and Phelps turded me up…

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Grey: Completely ruined any good work Feldman did for me earlier.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, what a total bork.

                • Kid A says:
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                  @Grey: I was gun-shy from that Hughes F-Up a couple weeks ago. Fool me once…

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Nice

    • MattH says:
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      @Sky: @SteveNZ: @SteveNZ: Unbelievable. Ike Davis just made this even worse.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        One of my team’s today is 1/11 so far; Ike’s on the bench in that league gloating about his 2 RBIs