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Carl Crawford hurt his hammy on Saturday, which opened the door for the Dodgers to make memories.  Every Dodger fan is on their portable mobile cellular device texting someone their excitement.  Of course, their excitement is about how well Fast & Furious is doing at the box office or how it only took them twenty minutes from downtown to the beach.  The 10 was a breeze!  But amongst the Angeleno texts I intercepted, there was one about how the Dodgers called up the latest Cuban raftee, Yasiel Puig.  You can imagine how excited Dodger fans will be once they realize how good he is and that they’ll be able to see him even if they leave the game by the 7th inning.  There will be a chance for Puig to show his tools like Siamese Twins in an adult theater.  In Double-A, he hit 8 homers, stole 13 bases and hit .313 in only 40 games.  If he does that in the next 40 games for the Dodgers, he will be the number one call-up for fantasy and there will be no way the Dodgers can send him down.  The big question for me is what happens when Crawford and Kemp return.  I think there’s a good chance Puig hits a few homers, steals a couple of bases in the next few weeks, then gets sent right back down. Obviously, you have to take a flyer on him in all leagues to see if he sticks.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Domonic Brown – 3-for-3 and 4 RBIs with a homer yesterday and is on another plizzane.  Now has 8 homers in the last ten games.  That tapping you hear is Ted Williams hitting the glass jar with his head, asking someone to put him in the microwave for thirty seconds to defrost him.  Babe Ruth is watching on while pushing away a Coke bottle that Fatty Arbuckle is trying to get him to smell.  Joe DiMaggio is even taking two minutes away from stalking Marilyn Monroe to check out Brown.  If you remember, I told you to pick up Brown for about 7 Buy columns in a row.  It started in the very first Buy of the year.  There I recapped what I had said in 2010, which still applies, “‘In the minors in 2010, Domonic Brown had a line of 65/20/68/.327/17 and .391/.589/.980.  Let’s recap, whoa/wow/nice/yum-yum/don’t mind if I do and yowsers/that’s lovely/yowsersthat’slovely.  He has 20/20 potential with plate discipline.  It’s the fantasy baseball equivalent to, “I don’t think this glazed donut can get any better.”  “How about we sprinkle bacon on it?”  Drool.’  At the time, he was Keith Law’s number one prospect behind Desmond Jennings.  Not all guys break out at the same rate or have to deal with trying to decipher what their manager is saying as he chews on a piece of hay.  Brown shouldn’t be on the Buy list.  He should just be on every team.”  And that’s me quoting me!  As Charlie Manuel would say, “Paying the electric is easy, bottling 5,000 lightning bugs so you can see around your tool shed is hard.”

Bryce Harper – To the DL with knee burstitis.  Scoreboard 1, Harper, 0.  Granted, the Scoreboard has a big advantage in keeping score.

Stephen Strasburg – Has a Grade 1 lat strain, which is a lat strain that knows its alphabet and can count pennies.  The Nats haven’t put him on the DL yet because they think he might be able to start on Saturday.  That is not what you’re hoping for if you own Strasburg.  Nothing good can come of that, and will only knock him out longer.  I imagine the Nats will come to their senses and DL him.  If he doesn’t try to start Saturday, he’ll only miss a few starts.  If he tries to start on Saturday, he’ll probably miss a month.

Ian Desmond – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  Shine on you crazy Desmond!

Huston Street – To the DL with a calf injury, so mooooo over, here comes Luke Gregerson.  Street will probably be out for three weeks.  I’m not going on any scientific, doctorey-type diagnosis.  I’m going on Street is always injured for at least 3 weeks every year.  If “Huston Street is out until mid-July” jumped out of a closet, I wouldn’t be surprised.  Gregerson was gone already in one of my leagues, so I grabbed Thayer.  That’s one of those moves that you just do because you’re pissed that you missed out on the real waiver pick-up, so you just grab someone nearby.  Do others do this type of move?  We should have a glossary name for this type of move.  Suggest in the comments.

Brandon Phillips – Out 3-4 days after taking a pitch off his forearm.  A man, a plan, a canal, BP could take BP on Tuesday. (<–poor attempt at a palindrome!).

Mat Latos – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, 3.01 ERA.  Before this game, he had been alternating good and mediocre starts, so it was Latos or hate us, but Latos don’t conform to formulas, so let’s push things forward.

Rafael Betancourt – His father tweeted Betancourt had to go on the DL because of a groin issue.  I bet his dad was the boy equivalent of a Stage Mom –> The Little League Dad.  The Dad who yells at the umpire’s strike zone, even though the umpire is 15 years old.  The Dad who refuses to buy his son an after-game ice cream cone because he made an error.  The Dad who screams obscenities at 8-year-olds on the other team.  Rex Brothers will take over the Rockies closer job for a few weeks, while Daddy Betancourt glares at him from the stands.

Dexter Fowler – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and 2 homers.  What a Strong Bean!

Jorge de la Rosa – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, 3.10 ERA.  I wish I had the testicular fortitude to pick him up, alas I’m weak in the nethers.

A.J. Ellis – With a strained oblique, he’s now D’Ellis.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Because of a sore foot, he missed his start at Coors.  Mmhmm, that’s like when you got a stomach ache the day of your bio final.  “I really wish I could pitch at Coors, but this foot is killing me… Could Rafael Betancourt’s dad bring me back some nachos?”

Matt Harvey – 5 IP, 4 ER, 12 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the MIA Marlins.  The thing is with Harvey or Shelby Miller, their track record is so short, when they hit a few bumps in the road, no one will want to trade for them.  Cust kayin’.

Jon Niese – Expected to return on Friday after his MRI came back clean.  This sounds pretty inauspicious, if I’m using the word inauspicious correctly, or even spelling it right.  $5 FAAB dollars says Niese pitches poorly and then ends up on the DL anyway.

Ike Davis -  2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Did he stare the abyss in the face, see George Forster naked, shudder and decide to come back to the land of the non-ugly?  It looks like he might’ve.  If someone (and it was probably everyone) dropped him, I’d go ahead and re-pick him up.  Let’s just remember next year to not draft Ike, but to pick him up off waivers in June.

Omar Quintanilla – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  As he fills in for Ruben Tejada, Quintanilla’s 7 for his last 12 and his last name is also a grade school trick when you balance five Nilla Wafers on each finger tip.

Lucas Duda – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer, which knocked in his 20th RBI.  Just forty more homers to get 100 RBIs.

Marcell Ozuna – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and 6 for 12 this weekend, average up to .333.  This is why, this is why, this is why he’s a hot schmotato.

Chris Coghlan – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  Has now hit in 9 straight games and hitting near .400 in the last week, to go with one homer and no steals.  I’d grab Coghlan, but if picking him up gives you an erection for longer than 4 hours, you’re gonna wanna wear sweat pants and go see a doctor.

Ed Lucas – 4-for-4, 2 run, 2 RBIs.  He’s also the answer to the trivia question, “Who is Ed Lucas?”

Jeanmar Gomez – Left yesterday’s game with forearm tightness.  After entering yesterday’s game with a 2.30 ERA, the Sabermetric Gods didn’t take kindly to him beating his xFIP.  The Sabermetric Gods also have acne and are virgins.

Pedro Alvarez – 1-for-4 with his 11th homer.  Pedro from Pittsburgh tends to get hot like a Scarlett Johansson selfie.  This might be one of those times.  Wouldn’t surprise me to see him hit 5 homers in the next week.

Garrett Jones – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and a homer.  The weekly Hitter-Tron likes Jones this week.  Maybe it knows something we don’t know.  I mean, besides how to get oral pleasure from a vacuum cleaner.

Adrian Beltre – Day-to-day with a minor hamstring issue.  C’mon, Beltre, get hamstrong!

Mike Fiers – 1 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  Stop, drop and roll away from Fiers.

Jonathan Lucroy – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs after hitting three homers over the weekend.  Who dat?  Fleur-de-Lucroy is blossoming.

Cliff Lee – 7 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks with two of the runs for The Adverb given up by De Fratus, which to Lee owners is more like ‘deflate us.’  Amiright?!

Jonathan Papelbon – Felt sick yesterday so Bastardo got the save.  Bastardo said, “I treat the Brewers like I’m their daddy.  The daddy I never had.”  Then he cried.

Jeremy Hellickson – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  If you’re rolling guys like Hellickson out there every fifth day instead of guys off the Stream-o-Nator, you’re just not paying attention.  Or reading this, so now is a good time to reveal to you that I was the one who parked too close to you at Target, which forced you to climb through the passenger side and get trapped between the dash and steering wheel, which needed the fire department to come with the “Jaws of Life” to get you out.  My bad!

Yunel Escobar – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  C’mon, Yunel, you’re supposed to save those for short schedule days.

Evan Longoria – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Only 26 more!

Brandon Morrow – To the Disgraceful List.  Without the help of prunes, now you have a solid reason to drop this BM.

Buster Posey – 4-for-4, 1 run with two doubles.  The Wade Boggs cycle!  Now if only Posey could get some fried chicken and Margo Adams.  They’re finger-lickin’ good!

David Freese – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .350 in the last week.  I grabbed Freese because Beltre was injured.  I could see having to decide between Arenado and Freese and going with Freese.  Time will tell.  Or my fortune teller.

Tyler Lyons – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Proof that The Ghost of Dave Duncan can only do so much.  I’d go ahead and move on from Lyons before things get worse.

Jeremy Bonderman – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  You want an ulcer?  Ask your girlfriend which friend of yours she would sleep with if you weren’t dating her.  Wanna add insult to injury?  Try to figure out why the Mariners went with Bonderman instead of Erasmo Ramirez.

Ryan Doumit – Hit his 3rd homer of the week yesterday.  Meanwhile, Salvador Perez bought his mom a pineapple Fanta while they wait for immigration.

Brian Dozier – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, his 2nd in the last four games.  He’s also hitting over .300 in the last week.  I don’t recommend him for a long period of time, but he looks like a hot schmotato.

Brandon McCarthy – To the Disgraceful List.  He’s undergoing an MRI to see if he has a stress fracture in his pitching shoulder.  That sounds promising.  Mangled Out McCarthy will probably miss at least a month.

Tyler Skaggs – Will fill-in for the DL’d McCarthy.  I grabbed Skaggs in one league where I need to gamble on pitching.  Skaggs has been lights out at times in the minors, and was in his first game in the majors this year.  He usually has solid control (under 3 BB/9) and a high-7 to an 8 K/9.  In the NL West, that’s a mid 3-ERA.  Of course, as with any young pitchers, you could be humming along, then suddenly the bottom drops out and you wake up in bed next to Roseanne Barr.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 1 RBI and 2 steals.  I love Gooolllllddddschmidt.

Jason Kubel – 2-for-4 and 2-for-6 with 4 RBIs on Saturday.  I’m not a huge fan of Kubel, but he only has 3 homers and 17 RBIs, so there’s still a long way for him to go to get 25 homers and 80 RBIs.  The guy’s loss who dropped him is your gain.

Wei-Yin Chen – Still no timetable for his return and he’s only jogged in a pool so far.  It was a kiddie pool and he was wearing water wings.  Safety first!

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. Tigers.  Solid start after his first two starts were both definitions of shellacked; beaten and finished.  Sometimes it takes a few starts for young pitchers to get comfortable and picture the batters in their underwear.  I’d look at him again for his next start in Tampa.

Chris Davis – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 20th homer.  Bill James really nailed this guy’s potential…Three years too soon.

Rick Porcello – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  His line looks a tad better than marginal, but Coke gave up two of his runs and his Ks were up again.  I’m still buying.  If you want to read more, here’s my Porcello fantasy.  I wrote it while robbing someone’s Twinkie stash.

Jhonny Peralta – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and hit his 6th homer on Saturday while maintaining a .332 average.  Peralta’s doing so good he should strut around in a purple suit and call himself Don ‘Magic Jhon.’  “Green is for the money, and gold is for the Jhoney.”

Jarrod Parker – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks in O.co vs. the White Sox.  This was a bit of a no brainer streamer for me.  A no brainer?  That’s your specialty!  Thanks, Random Italicized Voice.  I dropped him afterwards because he’s headed on the road.

Ervin Santana – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  His ERA is at 3.03 on the year and has pitched well if you look at his peripherals, and his xFIP is solid.  With that said (here comes the reversal), I don’t trust him at all.

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I’ll be interested in seeing what he’s like this summer when in Arlington it’s hotter than two rats f**king in a wool sock.

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  The Rangers should take a cue from fantasy managers and as soon as there’s good news about Kinsler’s rehab, trade Ian to the highest bidder.  They don’t need to take other cues from fantasy managers like living in their mom’s basement and complaining about their eczema.

Jacoby Ellsbury – Sidelined since his five-steal game with a groin issue.  As frequent commenter, Wake Up, said, “Ellsbury literally ran his balls off.”

Clay Buchholz – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks in a rain-shortened game.  In related news, Coppertone’s waterproof sunscreen really works!

B.J. Upton – 1-for-4 with his 5th homer.  Feels like forever since the Braves fans got to use their altered Tomahawk Chop where they slowly move their hands back and forth towards their lap.

1,153 Responses

  1. Larry says:
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    always funny, nice work

  2. Freakshow says:
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    Wait, who IS Ed Lucas?

    • Prezz says:
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      No, seriously… Who is this guy?

  3. chunk says:
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    Doumit or Castro?

  4. Anthony says:
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    Yo Greycarlo, I’m afraid of Latos vs the Cards this week. After Skaggs dominace vs the Rangers on Monday I’m thinking of picking him up to start. I know he gets the Cards as well but he’s in line for two starts this week. Would you rather have Latos once or Skaggs twice? Thanks

  5. Matthew says:
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    I just went Catcherless in all 4 leagues with Perez out and still managed 2 huge wins and 2 small loses in my leagues (didn’t make a difference evb if I had Sal for the most part, but yet it could of) (Pretty much in 1st place in all four so rare lose week)

    Anyways, I’ve been high on him since last year, and he’s been SOLID and I think he’ll pick it up, but would you drop him for Lucroy? I own him in all four of my leagues so…

    I have maybe 1-2 bench players in each league and I’m not one for backup C’s.

    Thanks Grey

    • @Matthew: +1 on that question, Grey, though I have a feeling I know your response already.

      • yeshcheese says:
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        : @Sherm: grey has already said Ok to drop Perez for Luck in recent weeks

  6. ben c says:
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    Ha! I prefer hotter than two foxes f*****g in a forest fire. But that’s a good one as well!

    • Hondo says:
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      @ben c:

      It’s an Ichiro quote.

      • Dean Ruffner says:
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        @Hondo: Funny, I heard it as “hotter than two rats phucking in a wool sock”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ben c: Thanks, it is Ichiro…

  7. Matthew says:
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    Wired Cuddyer early in the season, what a gift, you think he’ll keep it up? Sell high? He looks really good hitting.

    PS: When I see Ike standing outside the box, I laugh everytime. Wouldn’t the Mets hitting coach alert him of this, maybe we need get the word out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matthew: You would think someone would tell Ike… I like Cuddyer as a safe bet to produce… I’d hold…

  8. Hondo says:
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    I cut off one of my guitar playing fingertips a gazillion years ago.

    Any chance Omar Quintanilla changes his name to Giancarlo(or Edmundo) Cuatrotanilla?Cause that 5 fingertip thing is just wrong.Wrong I say LOL.

    Oh wait,I’ve got another hand.Never mind,I could do nine.Too bad Harvey can’t. LOL.

  9. Virinder says:
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    Sell Domonic Brown & Edward Mujica for Max Scherzer in a H2H yearly 12-teamer??

    • algy says:
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      @Virinder: if you need the extra strikeouts, I’d do it

  10. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    “One of those moves that you just do because you’re pissed that you missed out on the real waiver pick-up.”

    Substisolution

  11. Hondo says:
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    Oops,that came out kinda weird even for me.It was an industrial accident,not an order from the Yakuza,although if I would be willing to do it again for YU Darvish.

  12. HWY71 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hilarious Fanta reference…lol

    Start Liriano this week at Wrigley?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @HWY71: uh, yeah.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HWY71: Thanks! Yeah…

  13. Fister Furbush says:
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    Let the Puig fun begin! Get ready for Yoenis 2.0, with more power, more speed, better glove, five inches taller, 35 pounds of more muscle, and he’s probably gottacock the size of a little league baseball bat too. Prepare….for excellence my friends. Starting him over Morales don’t call me crazy…call me ballsy. I like that.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Fister Furbush: im excited about him too, though less about the cock size.

      Hes already shown what he can do in ST, heres hoping he rakes and the Dodgers have a hard time sending him back down.

  14. Terrence Mann says:
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    I grabbed Thayer in a couple leagues, too. Last time Street went on his mid-summer holiday, Thayer got the closer nod and pitched fine.

    As far as the glossary term goes, sloppy seconds seems apt but alittle too obvious.

    When you get the Thayer because someone beat you to Gregorson, you just got the nosebleeds. I live in Denver and every dirty hippy I know has a plan to have four phones set to dial Ticketmaster the second Phish or Widespread tix go on sale so they get in first and get a vaunted pit pass. Every single time the plan is implemented, said hippies get through 30 seconds later and end up with seats at 15000 feet next to the jackass selling $50 dreamcatchers at the edge of the parking lot and port-o-lets at the Red Rocks exit.

    Nosebleed(s).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Terrence Mann: Not bad, needs a bit of explanation… Will put it in consideration…

  15. Chris says:
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    Three pickup questions please. Rest of season 10 team roto. 2 catcher league. 2nd catcher: Gattis, Miguel montero or Grandal?
    5th OF: Ozuna, kubel or Joyce.
    6th starter/bench depth: gausman, porcello, Skaggs or cashner.

    Thanks,

    Chris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Gattis… Joyce… Porcello

  16. Terrence Mann says:
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    Also, if Puig sucks eggs for two weeks and Crawford & Kemp are ready to go, I fully expect the Friday afternoon post to be labeled Buy/Yasiel.

  17. Hal Incandenza says:
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    I appreciate your palindrome attempt, although it makes me dewy eyed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pqYTTW4hKk

    I asked my cougar which friend of mine she would sleep with if we weren’t dating. She asked if I’ve seen the Ford motors “and is better than or” commercials.

    SAGNOF-ENVIED: one of those moves that you just do because you’re pissed that you missed out on the real waiver pick-up, so you just grab someone nearby. I.E., “Another owner already added Gregerson [the real pick-up], so I SAGNOF-envied Thayer [the someone nearby].”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: Nice! Not crazy about the term suggestion though…

  18. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    is kratz a better option than the hanigan/mesoraco twins? Kratz plays every day and is getting decent counting stats since starting full time. i wasn’t sure if they were going to give him a lot of playing time but he gets the solid 6 days a week?
    So you’re not worried about Porcello’s next start vs hot hitting CLE? I’m likely benching a lot of pitchers this week in 16 teamer (milone @MIL,kluber@NYY (till we see if he’s full on decent,kendrick @MIL), leaving myself with at most 10 starts (and this includes a start by archer’s roster spot that i’m assuming goes to torres or colome even though right now it’s listed as archer).
    OBV all this could go out the window if by say wed i’m lit up again in losses and era/whip, but would somebody like Cecil/Hunter/Furbush be better for this 1 roster spot (in a week of seemingly no useful streamers) than Porcello? Porcello seems to be best streaming starter open this week, notwithstanding possible torres/colome/eraser ramirez. those shutdown mid relief guys have crazy k numbers (cecil esp); i’ve already been rocking smyly off and on all year.
    sum up
    1.kratz or assorted Reds catcher
    2. porcello or mid-relief wizard (cecil/hunter/furbush) thanks, greyed one.

  19. Clint says:
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    When a girl dumps you for a wealthier dude with a Ferrari, you of course bang her best friend because you can and this goes on for a while until you realize she’s never going to be as hot as that one hot waiver wire add. The best girlfriend add. There is the upside that the best gf becomes hotter than ever and you get to rub that in everyones face. We all know that’s a long shot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: I like the story, ha! But not crazy about the term…

  20. The Flayed Man says:
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    12 team dynasty roto. Need SP help. My Choo for his Samardzija?

    Thanks and another great read.

    • The Flayed Man says:
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      Never mind that. Was thinking of offering Sandoval/Choo for Cespedes/Samardizja.

  21. SteveNZ says:
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    Can anyone tell me why Yahoo is referring to Nick Franklin as Eduardo?

    And would you drop him for Dozier? 14 teams, H2H, AVG and OBP…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Actually, who do you prefer?

      Franklin
      Iglesias
      Yunel
      Cozart
      Dozier

      League info as above.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @SteveNZ: did you win last night Steve?

      You went eerily quiet later on so me and Grey thought that might be a bad sign lol.

    • chillmodious says:
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      @SteveNZ: Wait, he’s ‘Eduardo’ now? Last week it was ‘Edmundo.’ Wonder what it’ll be next week. Edwin? Erasmo?

  22. One Man Crusade says:
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    I have a way to slow Brown down. It’s called inserting him into my lineup.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @One Man Crusade: No! I’ve tried that too – it doesn’t work.

      • One Man Crusade says:
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        @SteveNZ: @SteveNZ: I’ll let you know if my strategy of stopping Brown was effective.

  23. TheNewGuy says:
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    Well I got totally sick of Dickey so offered him for Puig and it was accepted. Just wanted an upside player over that bag o shite.

    Theres a chance Puig sticks right? I think hes one of the best bets to hit, and I dont see Dodger fans being happy if one of their best hitters is sent back down.

  24. Paulie Allnuts

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    Grey, Perhaps Ozuma is a bit better then a hot schmotato. In a recent Jam or Cram column, here is the conclusion:

    “Jam or Cram: As a gambling man I’ll wager on Ozuna being the best of the jammer crammers this week. Lots of upside. Over 20 home run upside. There’s not many players owned in only 2% of leagues that will give you that. Why hold onto a Nick Swisher or an Andre Ethier when you can roll the dice on an Ozuna? Jam.”

    At least I hope so – I have picked him up in a number of my leagues with high, apple pie, hopes.

    BTW, this has to be the first fantasy column in history to reference Fatty Arbuckle. I am certain that 99% of your readers don’t recognize the name, except maybe one or two of your girl readers, which is now up to five, as my wife sometimes peruses your column.

    • mc serch says:
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      @Paulie Allnuts: I know the name and that he was famous actor, but didn’t know if he diddled little boys or little girls…I will have to google…another Razzgoogle for me this morning

    • joe bob says:
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      I’m finally a 1 percenter! Fatty Arbuckle the ladies man actor was shot dead in the St Francis hotel in SF, CA way back when.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paulie Allnuts: Fatty was the original OJ, c’mon, people know that… Don’t they? Ozuna was nice in the minors, but for power, this average thing is weird…

  25. Moth says:
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    Good morning Grey! Quick question: Assuming they all have similar draft references, how would you rank Fowler, Marte, Taveras, Corbin and Masterson in the context of a keeper league (standard 5×5 format; players can be kept for five years)? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moth: Too early to say… Marte, Fowler, Masterson

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Moth: Come again lady reader!

  26. Doc Pounder says:
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    Call the move a “second helping” or a “reach around”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Doc Pounder: Reach around isn’t terrible, put it on the list of possibilities…

      • Nate says:
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        @Grey: how about Blue Balls?

      • Nate says:
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        @Grey: or Sloppy Seconds

  27. Comatose says:
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    Drop Gattis for Lucroy?

    • @Comatose: Yes! Yes! YES! Gattis isn’t going to get enough at-bats.

  28. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    is qualls the front runner for saves or has cisheck held on for now,great mondat morning read my friend,thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: Thanks! I think they might go Dunn now to trade him off… The shituation is hideous since they never win…

  29. TheNewGuy says:
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    Cut Cishek for Cuello?

    Seriously have the fish even had a save opp in a month? And when they get one its down to a commitee, and Cishek sucks, and Coello is at least a good pitcher on an ok team who would be next in line.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy: also ok to drop bastard(o) for a stash on Wheeler? Heard Pap was only sick last night, thats why he didnt close.

      • @TheNewGuy: Absolutely. Bastardo was a one-off thing and Wheeler should be owned in almost all leagues.

  30. FilthyRich says:
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    Trade offer – I get Harvey and Hunter for Braun and Greinke. 5x5mixed and I need K’s. Am thinking the Braun for Harvey is okay, as I have a deep OF (Marte/Choo/Domonic/Cuddyer/McCutchen). But I don’t want to give up Greinke for Hunter.
    Would you make this trade? Am I overrating my OF (Marte regressing)? Underrating Hunter?
    How about Braun for Harvey straight up?

    • Rodney says:
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      @FilthyRich: This shouldn’t even be a question. Braun side wins by a mile. Stop embarrassing yourself.

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Rodney: Thanks for doing my dirty work.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @FilthyRich:

      if you’re giving up braun ,
      neither of those deals are good .

  31. henncoop says:
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    which side ??
    Hayward/ Hart / Price for Rizzo / Lester/ Minor

    pondering sending the offer

    Thanks

  32. Scott Luke says:
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    Term for the NOT next in line setup guy FA pickup: Let Down Guy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott Luke: Ha, that’s solid, put it on the list of possibilities…

      • VinnyCora says:
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        @Grey:
        When Mickey Deez is out of McRibs (those things go quick mayne), you almost always have to settle for the Fillet-O-Fish.

  33. bshakes says:
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    ROS points league — Grandal or What-the-Buck???

  34. harkrider says:
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    Should I drop Aoki, Matt Carpenter or Joyce for Puig?

    I know those are 3 solid players, but my only other option would be Gyorko or Profar and I need them at 2B

    • harkrider says:
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      @harkrider: Also, I am struggling with Perez not playing, should I pick up Castro or Lucroy instead of Puig?

      Still trying to decide who to drop. The worst producers on my team right now are Starlin Castro, Heyward, Perez, and Aoki. Of course I can’t drop Starlin or Heyward, so that is where I am stuck

      • yeshcheese says:
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        @harkrider: drop Perez and Joyce for Puig and Lucroy

        • harkrider says:
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          @yeshcheese: well, I waited too long on Puig. He just got picked up. Oh well.

  35. Viciedo’s been stinky. Drop him for Ozuna? 10-team 5×5. Our league caps roster moves at 50 and I’m at 21, if that’s a consideration.

  36. Dom says:
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    You really spent a lot of time telling us how right you were about D.Brown. I think the blurb about Rutledge’s call down was shorter. Go figure.

    And C.Davis looks pretty good, it’s like with each homer he hits Bill James is giving you the finger.

    • @Dom: I still don’t think the call on Rutledge was wrong … even two weeks later, it seems like a strange move on the part of the Rockies more than any misjudgement about Rutledge. I was perfectly happy with Rutledge on my roster and was stunned when he was demoted. If memory serves, the development was the lede on a blog post the next day — not exactly brushing the development under the rug.

      All that said, although Grey and Co. don’t claim to be infallible, they’re right a lot more than they’re wrong, and they do it in an entertaining way and while usually going against the conventional wisdom on offer from other sites (many of which charge for their content). Are you suggesting the site would be more helpful or entertaining if it focused a lot more pixels on calls that didn’t pan out (yet)? Because that doesn’t sound like a site I’d want to read.

      • Dom says:
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        @Enrique: I’m suggesting that the constant self patting on the back is obnoxious. And yes, there was an extensive Rutledge article focusing on why the site is right, and the Rockies are wrong.

        • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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          obnoxious? Hardly. I think its funny, and a good way to remind readers why they read. Because Grey knows his shit and when you’re that good you get to pat yourself wherever you want as much as you want. So piss off and go read some pianoski if you don’t like it. This is the best fantasy advice/analysis site around. Period.@Dom:

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Shawn of the mostly living:

            i respect your right (and opinion) to defend what you perceive to be attacks against Grey and Razzball , but , there should be some tolerance for differing opinions and points of view , imo .

            don’t really want to get into a “burning of books” situation , here ,
            as i cannot afford a new computer .

        • Drongo McReddickbeard says:
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          @Dom: I enjoy the self back patting too! While I don’t always agree with Grey, what impresses me is that, among fantasy baseballers, he is right more often than I am. There’s not really anyone else I can say that about…Also, Enrique is correct that, from our perspective, Rutledge was just as advertised..

        • @Dom: No accounting for taste. But if you don’t like it here, I believe Matthew Berry and his colleagues over at ESPN would be happy to have you. And over there you don’t even have the burden of insight or against-the-grain ideas to deal with! Im sure you’ll find it less intimidating.

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @Dom: I, for one, never picked Brown up because I looked at him, said nope don’t need anybody with .275 avg and 20 hr upside on my bench. I didn’t know that it was 20 HR upside per month. I appreciate the i told you so.

  37. Jeff G. says:
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    I know that you don’t care much for Cuddyer but he has homered 2 more times in the last 2 games and he didn’t get a mention….Cust kayin’.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff G.: I own him, and like him…

  38. dedalus says:
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    Drop Lincecum for Skaggs or is that a bit rash?

    • @dedalus: I’d drop Lincecum in order to have any empty roster spot.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Enrique: exactly what i was thinking with lincecum (had i drafted him, but eh, hells no).

  39. Rjames says:
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    Kendrys Morales has been huge the last two weeks, is he a must start now? I also have Billy Butler. Should I drop Crawford for Puig, or hold in the event he doesn’t perform and gets sent back down. I also have Hart on the DL Thanks again in advance.

    • @Rjames: Carl Crawford? No, Don’t drop Carl Crawford for Puig.

      At 1B, I like Butler more than Morales over the long haul, but if you have both on your roster and can’t start one at UTIL play match ups when you set your roster.

      • Rjames says:
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        @Enrique: Good looking out, I just hate how fragile he seems. I’ find myself always waiting to see that update about him being done for the season. Thoughts on Brandon McCarthy? Drop or hold? Thanks again!

        • @Rjames: I think McCarthy’s droppable, but it really depends on who will take his place. I wouldn’t drop him to add Pettibone, but I probably would for, say, Porcello.

          I had McCarthy on two teams and dropped him in one where I already had someone (Corey Hart) in the DL slot and it worked out fine because I made a waiver claim on Wacha for that spot. But in the other I kept him because I had a open DL slot anyway and why not? But if one of my key players was injured and McCarthy’s activation wasn’t imminent, I’d drop him.

          BTW, if you’re on Twiiter you should follow McCarthy. He’s a funny guy … hard not to like him.

  40. Mattw says:
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    Puig or rasmus?

  41. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I know that you have had issue with the production from Salvador Perez, but would you go with him or Victor Martinez R0S?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • @Mike: This is a good question … for me it’s a coin toss. Grey, when you answer please add Doumit to the choices. For ROS in a redraft roto league, is Perez > VMart > Doumit the right order?

      • Mike says:
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        @Enrique: And I am not a fan of Miguel Montero, so where does he fit in this mess?

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!!! Mike.

  42. Derekmal says:
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    “so I grabbed Thayer. That’s one of those moves that you just do because you’re pissed that you missed out on the real waiver pick-up, so you just grab someone nearby. Do others do this type of move? We should have a glossary name for this type of move. Suggest in the comments.”

    I do this ^^ as well. I call it a “hate-ad” similar to to term hatef*ck, only less vulgar. Like hatef*cking somebody (I’ve only heard of course) spiteful adding of baseball players only sounds like a good idea; it rarely if ever works out for the hate-adder.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derekmal: HA! That’s solid, put it on the list of possibilities…

  43. Scottie O. says:
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    “One of those moves that you just do because you’re pissed that you missed out on the real waiver pick-up.”

    “Waiver Shame”

  44. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    Two questions for ya.

    1) Who is the better pick up, Gregerson or Brothers?
    2) Who is the better short-term pick up with Beltre hurting, P Alvarez or N Arenado?

    Thanks!

  45. mc serch says:
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    Methinks Puig did his damage at AA, not AAA, might want to check that…
    Sal (Paradise) Perez is fkin killing me…he needs to just leave Dean Moriarty in South America (which Dean did to him in Mexico) and get his ass back to the States!

    • Colin says:
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      @mc serch:

      You are correct sir.

    • @mc serch: I read he was set to return today, but with the Royals off he’ll play tomorrow. Let’s see. I’m in the same boat and have been streaming catchers (with some success) but just used that spot to pick up Ike Davis.

      • mc serch says:
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        @Enrique: I’m in a transaction limited league, so couldnt stream….been stuck with a C void for a week…I’ve been able to hold my ground thanks to D. Brown and C. Davis but this Sal Paradise shizz has to stop…hopefully manana..

    • Vete a la cama says:
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      @mc serch: Neal Cassady and Robert Thurman are on the case!

      • Sal Paradise says:
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        @Grey: @Vete a la cama: I have decided to reinvent myself and this is my new Razzball handle from now until the end of time (or until I change my mind)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You abandoned MC Serch? Wow…

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Sal Paradise: Far Rock sheds a lonely tear…

  46. Trace says:
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    Dynasty – Fowler or Samardzija?

  47. costaricanchata says:
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    ” … glossary name for this type of move.” ===> sloppy snatch

  48. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Just got Gregerson, but Thayer would’ve been scooped up as well.

    For the term, can I suggest “dopplegrabber” for consideration?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lincecuminmypants: They’re not the same pick ups, so it doesn’t quite work…

  49. Jon McGough says:
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    Hey Grey, quick question. I could use some more power in my OF, and Reddick, Viciedo, and Kubel are all available. Who would you grab? Thanks

  50. Par says:
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    Just got offered my Dom brown, homer bailey, and Mujica for king Felix and frieri. I’ve still got mccutch, Stanton, heyward, Gardner in of- which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Par: Felix

  51. The Strolg says:
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    What Captain Oveur would say when you make the desperate waiver move:
    ‘Well well well, Scraps is a boy dog!’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Strolg: Ha, not sure it works as a term though

  52. Cory says:
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    Pence or heyward ROS?

    Thanks

  53. Josh says:
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    My 10 team league has pretty short benches, and it makes the league seem very shallow. How much longer before I give up on Greinke? I am probably not going to have to keep him on the bench for most of his starts this month, he clearly isn’t right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: I’d hold him

  54. crock says:
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    Just traded molina and need a catcher. Should i pickup gomes or grandal or should i deal gardner (bench bat) for lucroy?

    • @crock: I’d pick up Grandal for the time being and then make that trade.

  55. Wizard of Boz says:
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    Morning Grey.

    Drop Carl Crawford for Brown? Me gusta Brown.

    Gracias!

  56. Abell says:
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    I took the buy/sell quite literally and traded trumbo for Heyward over the weekend… Need some positive reinforcement after trumbo has been hit recently.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Abell:

      can’t give you any

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Abell: You need to give the move a month or so to evaluate it…

  57. Swaz says:
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    14 team mixed H2H ROS B. Butler or Trumbo?

  58. King Daddy Crunch says:
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    The definition for picking up a free agent out of envy for the person who got the best pickup, and for the crazed feeling of it – Frenvy.

    In a fit of Frenvy, Joe picked up Marmol in case Gregg didn’t succeed as the Cubs closer.

    This word also has other forms. You can have a frenvied moment when you drop someone you should not for that reach player, or you can be frenvious of the team that has six closers on their team, which is why you got rid of your six bench hitters to pick up every available set up man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @King Daddy Crunch: Frenzy envy? I like it! Will put it in the list of possibilities…

  59. Ollie says:
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    Grey,

    12 team H2H 6X6. I’m really hurting in K’s. 3-6 on the season. I was offered Samardzija and Cobb for Choo and Feldman. I really love Choo and everything he’s done so far, even with his recent cold streak. I know you traded him away for Beltre earlier in the season. What are your thoughts on him and this trade in general. Thanks!

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Ollie:

      not Grey .
      but am jumping all over that trade .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ollie: Sounds decent

  60. malamoney says:
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    Need to drop one in a H2H points league to pick up an OF since Morse isn’t going to play much this week and I have AJAX still on the DL.

    Nick Franklin, Nolan Arenado or Mike Morse. Leaning towards Franklin. I have Tulo at SS. I like Franklin as my only backup. Roster-wise it would be smarter to drop Arenado as I have Longoria at 3rd and Gyorko backing him and Kipnis up, but I think Arenado will be a more productive fantasy player ROS.

    Don’t really want to drop Morse. We start four OF and I have Braun, Gordon, Marte and AJAX (DL). I also have Corey Hart, Wil Myers and Oscar Taveras. Sadly I have a lot of OF that I can’t start.

    I could drop Brandon Morrow, but I have stuck with him this long and am hoping that maybe a stint on the DL will be what he needs to not be such a piece of shit.

    Lots of variables here, but would certainly appreciate the guidance of the stache!!!

  61. Evil Grey says:
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    Ozuna or Joyce until/if Stanton returns?

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @Evil Grey: Joyce, especially this week. Tampa faces right-handed SPs in each of their six games.

  62. Jesse says:
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    Grey,

    Is it time to buy Matt Cain? I’m thinking of offering Pence. Thoughts on Cain turning it around?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jesse: I think he will turn it around

  63. Evil Grey says:
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    Wow, a “The Streets” reference….your musical library, sir, is as extensive as your baseball knowledge.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Evil Grey: I go to an 11 on rap knowledge, other music is about a 6

      • G Penny says:
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        @Grey: A Grandal don’t come for free?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  64. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    So Greinke was scooped up and replaced by R.A. Dickey on the wire.

    The wire now has:

    Jose Valverde
    Jose Veras
    Brandon Morrow
    Ian Kennedy
    R.A. Dickey
    Yovani Gallardo

    My pitching staff is:

    Addison Reed
    Huston Street
    Jonathan Papelbon
    Anibal Sanchez
    Doug Fister
    Hiroki Kuroda
    Homer Bailey
    Johnny Cueto
    Kris Medlen
    Matt Garza
    Matt Harvey
    Matt Moore

    Do I make any moves?

    Andrelton Simmons is my third SS – do I add anybody by dropping him?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Mike:

      whoever you pick up for your 10th SP ,
      will be better than the one i have .

      • Mike says:
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        @costaricanchata: PItching is such a crap shoot at times – so while I am concerned about Dickey and Gallardo for the RoS – and the player rater has Gallardo as the winner – is it better to have the ninth or tenth SP be on my staff rather than somebody elses. I draft for batters and fix pitching later – the staff above is middle round picks and high draft pick castoffs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Drop Simmons for Valverde

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  65. Fungazi says:
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    Take Porcello and drop Milone, Cashner or Gausman? Thanks.

  66. Jayson says:
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    Would you drop Rickie Weeks for Puig, Matt Carpenter, or Neil Walker?Since Weeks has been sub-par he’s been sitting on my bench. My other offense players are- Carlos Santana, Paul Goldschmindt , Ben Zobrist , David wright, Ian Desmond, mike Napoli, Dominic brown, Alex rios, Jason Heyward , Nate mcclouth , David Ortiz & Adam Dunn at utility.

    At the bench I have matt kemp, r. Weeks, Ike Davis, and Giancarlo Stanton in the DL spot. If I do drop weeks for Puig I’d most likely sit Hayward.

    Or would you keep weeks around a little longer?

    I also just added Kyle kendrick

    Thanks!

    • Jayson says:
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      @Jayson: it’s an 8 team H2h league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jayson: Lose Weeks for Puig

  67. Rodney says:
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    Bailey VS. Colorado OR Gausman @ TB?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rodney: Tough call what does the Stream-o-Nator say?

      • Rodney says:
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        @Grey: I’ll check! Thanks.

  68. Allen says:
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    So — I’m new here and am in in a 12 team roto league with a bunch of randoms. The guy in 1st has begun talking tons of shizz of late so now I really want to beat him.

    Someone dropped Heyward and Puig is also available … but my OF is: Jennings, Marte, Trout, Crawford and Holliday … I also have LeRoche on the bench. I need all offensive categories except steals. I’ve been dying to drop Crawford but right when I make the decision he posts a 2-1-3-1 line. Bastard. I swear he only plays once a week and dominates.

    Please advise — I want to shut this punkass in my league up …

    Great blog …

    • bobbo says:
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      @Allen: Heyward *needs* to be owned, even if you bench him until he figures things out. His upside is above all of your OF other than Trout when he’s healthy and playing well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Allen: Thanks! Drop LaRoche for Heyward

  69. Tom says:
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    Would you make this trade?
    I get Matt Carpenter for Matt Moore. Im really in need of a 2B / 3B with kinsler on the DL.
    I still have harvey, peavey, ryu, shcherzer, Gallardo and teahran.

    • @Tom: I’d think you could aim higher for Moore. Try for Zobrist or Prado. Or try Teahran for Carpenter.

      • Tom says:
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        @Enrique: Got zobrist for moore

        • Mike says:
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          @Tom: Nice!

        • @Tom: Bravo! Well done.

    • Mike says:
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      @Tom: Not near enough for Moore.

  70. Jack says:
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    Rex Brothers or Luke Gregerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Gregerson

  71. The Ghost of Mike Moustakas says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Add Jarrod Parker and Dan Strailey, and drop Tommy Milone and Daniel Nava or Andrew Cashner?

    Graci hombre

  72. Splendid Sphincter says:
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    Drop Parker for Porcello?

  73. Kingslayer says:
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    Start R.A. Dickey@SF vs.Barry Zito
    or
    Start Dan Straily@CHW vs. Jose Quintana

  74. Ron Swanson says:
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    “I really wish I could pitch at Coors, but this foot is killing me… Could Rafael Betancourt’s dad bring me back some nachos?” Awesome…love your stuff.

  75. Silky says:
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    Please rank Leake, Parker and Porcello for the ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Silky: Porcello, Parker

  76. jamie says:
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    Better Dl Stash, Brett Anderson or Daniel Hudson?

  77. Rodney says:
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    Pick one for this week:

    3 games from Brandon Phillips
    6 games from Infante
    OR
    7 games from Rickie Weeks

  78. MattH says:
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    Hey, Grey. You know the streaming went bad when Cecil, Smyly, Hunter, and Matusz found their way on the rosters. Any thoughts on Beltre? Thinking of picking up a 3b in case he starts missing days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattH: I wrote about him above

  79. papasmurf says:
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    Adam Lind’s another guy on fire lately. He has raised his BA almost 100 pts in the last 10 gms it’s nuts.

    Of course, being the genius smurf that I am, I picked him up last week only to see him benched in the NL-park games, so I dropped him to stream some other dude cuz my offense is awful outside of Phillips and Goldy. And he goes off on the Padres over the weekend series. So now I picked Lind back up and pretty good chance it’s a 3 for 22 week coming up.

    I singlehanded stopped Span’s hitting streak and ditto for Kratz (the guy’s homering left and right and soon as he starts for me, 0fer 3 with bases loaded GIDP).

  80. c0wfunk says:
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    hey there – I’ve been having so much fun with all yer robots I’ve rarely needed advice irl from the man behind the curtain… If you could lend your eye to the following scenario and render a judgement sir, please ->

    After a waiver/dl wash cycle my rotation rolls out like this: Bumgarner, Kuroda, Wacha, Estrada, Teheran, Pettitte and Parker –

    Would you take Porcello or Skaggs? I’m thinking one or the other over Parker..

    Do you think Skaggs gets more than one start this time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @c0wfunk: Both over the last two in your rotation

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @Grey: werd .. I was unsure about ole man pettitte but he was in the first tier on the 2 start week post and SON seems optimistic. I’ll let him ride for tonight and grab Porcello after the games start ifn I don’t get beat.. Are you expecting Pettitte to be 12-team mixed relevant or just on and off the d/l shaky? He seems to have a zombie thing going wherein as long as he gets on the mound, he throws a reasonable start.

        Thanks!

  81. bb says:
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    trade gordon for heyward and glen perkins in an ops league? don’t need average, but could use steals + saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bb: Don’t love it

  82. The Vaporizers says:
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    Please rank for ROS, looking to move a SP to a team with an abundance of OF…

    Alex Rios
    Mark Trumbo
    Hunter Pence

  83. Steve D. says:
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    Someone dropped Gallardo in my league. He’s got to be better than what he’s shown – worth the add? If so, worth using the 6th waiver spot in a 10-teamer?

    (Rotation is Medlen, Lester, Ryu, Peavy, Jose Fernandez, Teheran and Wheeler, so one of these would go.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve D.: Sure, I could see grabbing him

  84. RandomItalicizedVoice says:
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    One thing you didn’t note Grey, is that not only did Edwin Encarnacion hit his 16th HR last night, but he also played 3B for the third time. With 2 games @SF up next, he may have 3B eligibility real soon which, obviously, would be huge. People might try exploring a trade right away if they need help at 3B, because there’s a pretty good chance he gets it. And even if he doesn’t, he’s still Edwin.

    • RandomItalicizedVoice says:
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      @RandomItalicizedVoice:

      Of course the 5 starts only gains him 3B eligibility in Yahoo, not ESPN.

      • Maglia Rosa says:
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        @RandomItalicizedVoice: God that would be huge for my team. Any way of knowing if they intend to start him at 3b in SF? Does he play in any more NL parks this year?

        • RandomItalicizedVoice says:
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          @Maglia Rosa:

          The Jays also play @Ari in September. So it seems likely he’ll get the eligibility at some point this year…

          No way to know if he’ll start both SF games at 3B.

          • Maglia Rosa says:
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            @RandomItalicizedVoice: from MSN sports: Impact: To the delight of every Encarnacion owner in the fantasy world, his bat stayed strong, but he also lived up to his ‘E5′ nickname with a throwing error early on. Still, the Jays have only four more games in NL parks while Brett Lawrie (ankle) is on the disabled list so they won’t have to endure the shoddy defense much longer. If your league has a five-game minimum to attain eligibility at another position, this could be a big week, as Encarnacion should play his fifth game at third Wednesday, opening up numerous lineup possibilities moving forward. His value would take a significant jump should he be third-base eligible for the final four months of the season.

            • Maglia Rosa says:
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              @Maglia Rosa: Also this implies the Jays have to play him at 3B: Edwin Encarnacion gets start at third
              by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
              (5/31/2013) With Brett Lawrie on the disabled list and the Blue Jays playing in a National League park Friday, Edwin Encarnacion received his first start at third base against the Padres.
              Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told MLB.com it’s a short-term move, and once the team is at full strength and has the designated hitter available, Encarnacion will go back across the diamond to his usual place at first base.

  85. Rodney says:
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    Dynasty league. Jason Heyward or Yoenis Cespedes?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Rodney:

      wow .
      that’s a toughie .

  86. Dynamite Dan says:
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    Great work as usual Grey.

    1. Over the weekend I traded Pedroia/Beltre/Chris Davis for Cano/Harper. Thoughts?

    2. I now have to pick up an OF and a Util. Who do I pick up? (Give me 3 options please and thanks)

    Bj Upton, Lucroy, David Murphy, Chris Johnson, Brandon Belt, JD Martinez, Rendon, Ruggiano, Chris Coghlan.

    3. Heyward owner is fed up with him and wants to trade him for my Granderson. Considering I need an Outfielder…should I make the trade?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Dynamite Dan:

      (obviously not Grey) .

      1.) keeper/dynasty league … good .
      re-draft … bad .
      2.) murphy , bj , coughlan/belt
      3.) sure .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dynamite Dan: Thanks! Agree with Chata on 1 and 3. 2 I’d go Upton, Johnson, Murphy

  87. Rodney says:
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    Dynasty league. Jason Heyward or Dominic Brown? Ugh.

  88. Milarky says:
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    What SPs would you take in exchange for Sabathia in a keeper league? I’m still in contention (although it’s a bit of a longshot), but I’ve started discussions with other owners. I’m not sure if it’s worth it for guys like Shields or Hamels, but it’s tempting (I’ve enquired on Gio, MadBum). Other suggestions on who I should target where owners won’t laugh in my face, but I’ll have the last laugh?

  89. Bigwormsherm says:
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    Andrew McCutchen & Michael Brantley

    or

    Dustin Pedroia, Hyun-Jin Ryu, & Norichika Aoki

    What side would you take?

  90. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    any and all razzballers,im really kind of thinking reddick has a big year with the power and steals from here on out,and lind also,whats your thoughts

    • mc serch says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: I could see it, but depends on what you have to pay to buy in …the dude had a wrist injury and they DL’d him to avoid surgery…he may come back and in two weeks strain it and decide he either will play through it or needs surgery…either one of those scenarios will make a Reddick owner redfaced …I’m watching Lind and will pounce if he keeps up his recent play…

  91. The Strolg says:
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    Tulo for Heath Bell, Mariano Rivera and AJ Burnett

    Need saves

  92. seph meier says:
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    Which side:

    Kinsler for mujicia and Hey ward

    Keeper league.

    Too low on kinsler?

  93. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Drop Perez for V Mart on waivers?

  94. mUshi says:
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    should i go after shelby? shelby for a-gon? thanks

  95. Talking Trees says:
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    Would you start Chatwood today @ Cincy?

    • no way in hell. i sit almost all RHP starters @CIN.

      • Talking Trees says:
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        @Rudy Gamble:

        Gonna reframe this question.

        - Pick 3 starts -

        Chatwood vs cin @ cin today or vs sd @ col sat | Wilson vs bos @ bos | Locke vs atl @ atl

        • Wilson at home, Locke at home, and then there’s no good 3rd start option there.

  96. Flanwagon says:
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    Grey, picked up Rendon… Can I drop Todd Frazier once he’s called up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Flanwagon: Possibly will see when he’s called up

  97. JoeG says:
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    Axelrod vs Sea:6/5 Yes or No

  98. Mel says:
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    I get one rookie keeper.

    Profar (18th round), or Segura (24th)?

    Who is the better keeper?

    • JoeG says:
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      @Mel:
      It deppends how long your able to keep them; I don’t think Profar will hit start his “peak” for other 3+ years. While it looks like that Segura has started his.

  99. Jay

    jaywrong says:
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    I call it ‘rage overs’.

    Left overs, but only taken out of rage.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaywrong: I like a few of the options above better… Though there’s no home runs at this point…

  100. Flanwagon says:
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    Also, drop Uggla for Neil Walker at this point?

  101. mrobs says:
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    GLOSSARY SUGGESTION:

    Horseshoe and Hand grenade Pickup

    i.e. Thayer is the horseshoe pickup… if you’re desperate enough and need a hand grenade try Joe Thatcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mrobs: I like that, will run it by Rudy…

  102. The Founteeners says:
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    Glossary suggestion for the Street move

    “Rosterbate and switch”

  103. shibboleth says:
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    Lincecum… are we buying low? His xFIP and SIERA say mid-3 ERA. I’ve not watched him yet but… is there hope for turnaround profit here?

  104. Kyle Kendrick says:
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    Am i going to regret dropping Alcides Escobar for Puig? OBP Zobrist is my SS. And I needed some power

  105. Ethan Stein says:
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    Do I trade AJ Griffin and Trumbo for Felix Hernandez? I have Ryan Howard to take over for Trumbo.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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  106. Capital Offense says:
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    That’s one of those moves that you just do because you’re pissed that you missed out on the real waiver pick-up, so you just grab someone nearby. Do others do this type of move? We should have a glossary name for this type of move. Suggest in the comments.

    Revenge Pluck

  107. T Moore says:
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    Mr Gray: YU & YU… YU saw him in the heat of last summer go lights out… Stop it, YU…
    YU must get over this nego thing, YU have for YU… YU’s (not YU) da man, remember???

    ******* FLASH !!!********** FLASH!!! ******** FLASH!!!

    You heard it here first…

    R Weeks and BJ Upton are the about to launch their 2013 seasons in the coming days…

    Actually, Upton has kinda already got going. And Weeks had hit yesterday to go over the Mendoza line for the previous 7 Dayer – that is upwards movement for him…

    They have been thrown back into the puddle in leagues everywhere… They are just floating there with the rest of the pollywogs …

    I dropped a seriously slumping Infante – who had been berry good to me for a month and half. to pick up Weeks… Can’t get hurt to bad by that… And picked up Upton too..

    And I believe in BJ Upton… He has a way of going poopoo for awhile then turning it around… And I need SB desperately…

    I’m planning on taking the good half of the mean on these guys this year..

    The” HIt’m – Where – They – Ain’t” MAGPIE Train is leaving the station for the tops of the table… Next stop 3rd place… Heckle and Jeckle ,along with BJ and Ricky, will be signing autographs in the dining car…

    GET ON BOARD!!! CHOO CHOO!!! CHOO CHOO!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: I hope you’re right on Upton, we have him in a few leagues and have been patiently waiting…

  108. EK says:
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    Pls rank to replace Beltre?
    H2H pts

    Reynolds
    Freese
    Arenado
    Frazier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Reynolds, Frazier

  109. Wilsonian says:
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    16 Team H2H – Guy with Tex says he’s looking for a closer for him. I have Mujica, Veras, and Bailey. Would you offer up any of them for Tex?

    If so, would you then pick up: O’Day, Smith, Cook, Burton, Delabar?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Wilsonian: Maybe Veras. Absolutely not.

  110. chillmodious says:
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    About the Ryu blurb… Those situations always remind me of Elton in Clueless, trying to get out of class:

    “Yeah, I can’t find my Cranberries CD. I’ve gotta go to the Quad before somebody snags it.”

  111. Eddie says:
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    What is this curse that fangraphs placed on Edwin Jackson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddie: Haha, I think if anything Fangraphs is trying to bail him out, no? Edwin’s peripherals look like he should be a lot better…

  112. L-Boogie says:
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    5×5 weekly league. Pick 2:

    Jo-Fer vs Mets
    Liriano @ Cubs
    Garza @ Angels
    Niese vs Marlins

    Thanks dude.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @L-Boogie: First two

  113. Flanwagon says:
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    For glossary, how bout…

    Collateral add-age

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Flanwagon: Not bad, I like revenge pluck better…

  114. Chris says:
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    12 team roto with R, RBI, HR, AVG, and BB who should I drop? Belt, Reddick, Starling Marte?

  115. sanfran1966 says:
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    Marte’s value?

    is Hanley about right? higher.. lower?

    who are comparable dudes that are not OF or 1B…

  116. slider inside says:
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    New glossary term. Let’s call it the Wingman’s pickup. The ugly fat chick that the wingman has to pick up because his friend beat him to the hot one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @slider inside: That’s good, okay, will add it to the list…

  117. sanfran1966 says:
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    the second choice is Jan Brady.

  118. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Tell me sit to Milone today. Home Milone only.

  119. Fried Fish Fan says:
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    Trade Greinke for Billy Butler? Team is struggling in batting categories hard right now and slowly slipping away from playoff contention… Doesn’t help I have kemp stanton hanley and kins stuck in the DL and a struggling cesp, prado, vmart to boot! (Been using Reynolds , Swish and laroche at 1B)

      • Fried Fish Fan says:
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        @Grey: much thanks!

  120. FrankGrimes says:
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    Just read Mets will be targeting the Cubs series for Mr Wheeler starting June 14. I wish they bring him up week before he could face Marlins at home then Cubs at home before two road series vs Atl and PhI. Oh well. I know I thank you every time but Thanks your Greyness you rock.

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey: I met this chick and she had some juice called Pluid it was sick.
        Bright green almost glowing strongest flavored juice I’ve tried so far. have you come across this stuff yet?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, never even heard of it… What level nicotine was it?

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey: if you don’t dig like a black liquorice kinda flavor you might not enjoy it tho it has lots of things going on with all the flavors in there. you might remember im new to all this. I went to buy some and it’s sold out guess its real popular. it say 20 for the nic:
            http://www.liberty-flights.com/product.asp?id=176

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah… Yeah, can’t stand black licorice…

  121. Zach says:
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    I’m thinking of trading my Carlos Gomez and Yu Darvish for one of Cespedes/CarGo/McCutchen and Alex Cobb. Do you like any of those moves? Does he make any of those moves?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Zach: Yes. Probably not, but maybe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zach: McCutchen, try it

  122. JTR says:
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    Drop Brantley or Nick “Edmundo” Franklin for Ike? Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JTR: Brantley

  123. Jon says:
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    Sit/start for this week?

    Milone @ MIL
    Cobb @ DET
    Hammel @ TB
    Milone @ CHW
    Tillman @ TB

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Sit, sit, sit, sit, sit

      • Moose Out Front says:
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        Ha!

  124. Psych says:
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    Lyons had a quality start if they would’ve took him out before the 6th. They got a bloop single and he walked one, and the first batter the bullpen faced gave up a bases clearing double. Not really his fault he pitched quite well actually.

  125. B.J. says:
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    Hey Grey,
    What’s your take on David Price? I’ve been offered him for Jay Bruce and I’m debating whether or not to take it. I know Price is a couple weeks from returning but when healthy he’s arguably the best SP for fantasy purposes.

    Thanks in advance.

    • B.J. says:
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      @B.J.: This is a 12 team H2H league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.J.: I’d hold off there, buy cheaper if you can

  126. Rixo says:
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    Beltre or cjohnson this week?
    Frazier or gyorko?
    Who sits this week from Samrdja, moore, gausman, straily, wacha?

    • Rixo says:
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      @Rixo: H2H league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rixo: Johnson, Gyorko… Gausman

  127. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, in desperate need of k’s. Start two of the following. Who do you like?

    Straily – @ cws
    Tillman – @ hou, @ tb
    Garza – @ laa
    Greinke – vs atl
    Miller – vs ari
    Wacha – vs ari

    Thanks,

  128. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    G’day grey. How the hell are ya. Should I drop Moreland for Lind or is it pretty much a wash? It’s an obp league.

  129. Nate says:
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    If you had a roster spot open up and you could still snag these rookie pitchers who would you grab? And actually, if you don’t mind ranking them ROS that would be even better:

    Cole, Skaggs, Wheeler and Archer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nate: Wheeler, Skaggs

  130. Wilsonian says:
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    My OF/UTIL/BN looks like this:

    OF: Jones
    OF: Brown
    OF: JUp
    UTIL: Markakis
    UTIL: BJUp
    BN: Marte
    BN: Jennings

    Would you deal Marte AND Jennings for any of the following:

    A. Butler AND Pence
    B. Butler AND Fowler
    C. Butler AND CarGo Lite
    D. Joey Bats (assuming he’s a “yes”)
    E. Bruce
    F. Gordon
    G. Trumbo
    H. Rios

    ***Any of the 2 for 1 deals I would be able to pick up a streamer or bench bat to fill in.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Wilsonian: Is this every low-ball offer you’ve received? Rios? C’mon.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: Jennings has been “meh” and Marte is hitting .180 over the last month. Not like either one is lighting it up right now.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Wilsonian: Why wouldn’t you just do Votto? Why even consider Rios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: D… Some of these depend on needs…

  131. Rick says:
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    So offered a trade of Puig and Hellickson for Profar. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rick: I’d want Puig

  132. anthony says:
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    @grey 12 man h2h
    which 5 would you pick
    adam jones
    markakis
    choo
    bautista
    t hunter
    profar

  133. T Moore says:
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    Mr Gray: LaCroy is just sitting on our league’s FA lists… Here in Razzball I have Napoli and Mauer… So no room for another catcher…

    Had picked him up 2 weeks ago in Yahoo on a couple teams… Boy, was that a good move..

    CHOO CHOO!!!! MAGPIES!!!

    GO A’s!!!

  134. Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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    rosterspite

  135. anthony says:
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    @grey one more thing 14 man h2h pts- mccarthy on dl sooooo i need a replacement. pick up wheeler ?

  136. nyydj2 says:
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    Grey, the tomahawk chop replacement still has me cracking up 4 hours later. In my 12 team H2H 6X6 with OBP I have Longo and Howie at 2nd and 3rd, with RZimm at utility. Have Kipnis on a short bench and Butler playing first. Only start 9 on offense with a short 21 man roster. Would you deal my Zimm and Kip at this point for Pujols? I would pick up Neise to bolster this weeks pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nyydj2: Thanks! I’d hold off on that trade

  137. Ryan says:
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    H2h 20 team dynasty league. Which of these trades do I do?

    Dom brown Ian desmond for longoria

    Segura shelby for longoria franklin

    Yu for trumbo

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

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Don’t love them

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: so I guess I just need to stay put. Btw what about gattis for everth cabrera? Better?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take EverCab

  138. Jay says:
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    “Closer but no cigar” as in:

    I went to grab Gregerson, but got had to settle for Thayer . I got a “closer but no cigar”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Nice but I was thinking more for any waiver move made out of spit rather than just a closer one…

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: how about “a girlie with the $2 perm” from the classic Young MC joint – roll with the punches

        “The early bird catches the worm, the late bird, gets a girlie with the two dollar perm”

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJKqiQCZcKg

        I couldn’t make the add fast enough so I got the girlie with the two dollar perm.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! I think we have better though…

          • Jay says:
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            @Grey: yeah me too, but couldn’t pass up a chance to actually use the Young MC reference. especially in a post where you show your hip hop chops.

            BTW…Summerjam was here yesterday and the younger gen just doesn’t realize how great Wu-Tang is…not when 2 Chainz gets a bigger reaction from the crowd. hurts me to say that.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, that’s sad… I saw Wu in Staten Island in about a 1,000 person club back in the day…

  139. Serious ShortEyes Problem says:
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    I seriously need some advice about a trade offer. I get Stanton and Kershaw; he gets J. Heyward, A. Jackson, and MadBum from me. I’m sorely tempted. A fair trade, or a foolish one?

    (My other OFs are J. Upton, Adam Jones, Beltran, A. Soriano, and Puig in a redraft league with 5 OF spots; I have Yelich and Taveras on the bench waiting for call-ups. My pitching: Gio, Rivera, Chapman, S. Miller, Ryu, Wacha, Niese, Skaggs, Wheeler)

  140. giant-eer says:
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    Matt Moore too much for Heyward? I need a freaking bat or fight Albert Puljos.

    • Peter says:
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      @giant-eer: Sold Moore for Heyward about a month ago (week before the appendectomy). Sadly, Moore hasn’t really cooled down yet, and Heyward hasn’t heated up!

  141. The Thumb says:
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    Hey grey. Awesome stuff as always. Part of me wants Perez to stay on the bereavement list so the jokes keep coming hahaha

    Anywhore.
    Which SP would you pick up for the next couple of weeks?
    Skaggs
    Wheeler
    Lackey
    Ubaldo

    Thanks!

      • The Thumb says:
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        @Grey: turns out someone snagged Zack right after I posted that. I guess it sucks to suck. Anyway I picked up Skaggs figuring he’s next in line.

  142. scott says:
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    Is Lackey’s comeback for real??? Dump him for Skaggs??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @scott: I’d go Skaggs

  143. royce! says:
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    Morning Grey!

    Apologies for the long question, but I am reconsidering an offer I just declined: Cespedes for Chapman and Wacha. After declining, I realized that having the extra spot would allow me to activate Ajax without having to drop anyone, but am not sure if that matters too greatly considering that the guys I’m considering dropping (Gausman, Porcello, Skaggs) aren’t hugely valuable anyway. Cespedes has been kinda meh, Wacha has a high ceiling, and Chapman is, well, Chapman.

    So whaddya think? Is essentially my Chapman and Wacha for Cespedes and not having to drop Gausman, Porcello or Skaggs worth it? An OF of McCutchen, Cespedes, Ajax and Heyward seems pretty tempting.

    14 team h2h, no in week changes, 7 x 7 (5×5 plus OBP and XBH, K/BB and Holds)

    C- Grandal
    1B- Rizzo
    2B- K. Johnson
    3B- Miggy
    SS- Zobrist
    IF- Cuddyer
    OF- McCutchen
    OF- Joyce
    OF- Ethier
    OF- Heyward
    UTIL- C. Johnson
    BN- Frazier
    DL= Ajax

    SP-Zimmermann
    SP-Peavy
    RP-Chapman
    RP-Holland
    RP-Bell
    RP-A. Bailey
    P-Ryu
    P-Cobb
    P-Wacha
    BN- Milone
    BN-Wheeler
    BN-Gausman
    BN- Porcello
    BN- Skaggs
    DL- Lewis

    • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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      @royce!: I like the deal, there is no guarantee with Wacha, duration, and I think Cespedes has a lot more to bring to the table.

      • royce! says:
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        @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio: Fair enough…I think the dude is a huge Cards fan so Wacha might be the biggest thing coming back to him in his mind at least

        • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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          @royce!: and with Cespedes, you can dump Ethier and go fishing for another arm

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @royce!: The fact that you wouldn’t have to drop a meh guy like Skaggs or Gausman shouldn’t be a factor. I’d want Cespedes if it’s a redraft.

        • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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          @royce!: I hate to say this but AJ….texas heat gives him the nudge in my book, and I think the Rangers make a move to boost their line-up later

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @royce!: Good thing there is no C.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: Agree with Juancarlo

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Thank you. Assuming that he accepts the offer and Ajax comes back soon, I’ll have an OF of McCutchen, Heyward, Ajax, Cespedes, with Joyce, Ethier, Frazier, and C. Johnson as UTIL and bench bats. Given that, I’m thinking of letting someone else pick up Yelich. Good call, or should I drop one of those bats or Porcello, Skaggs or Gausman to gamble on Yelich?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gausman for Yelich

          • steve says:
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            @Grey:

            Saw this on rotowire.com…

            Yelich left Monday’s game with Double-A Jacksonville due to lower abdominal soreness, Juan Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel reports.
            Spin: The injury is expected to prevent Yelich from playing Tuesday, but the full extent of the setback has not yet been announced.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks for the heads up!

  144. Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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    this is no attempt at the term but it reminds me of the Stephen Stills song, ” If you can’t be with the one you love, honey, love the one your with”

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio: Ah, and this comment reminded me of Super Session. Been a while, so thank you. Very underrated Stephen Stills, and maybe his best work. I’m listening now.

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Drongo McReddickbeard: getting fisted by a rose scented glove?

  145. Allan says:
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    Grey nice write up. So Cashner is no longer a 2 start this week and his lone start is at Colorado. With that said Cashner @ Colorado or pick up Ogando @ Boston coming off the DL? Thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Allan: Neither? Ogando

  146. Aero says:
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    Clearly Starling Marte and Carlos Gomez will not maintain torrid pace numbers, but who do you think closes the season out better?

  147. Babe Froman says:
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    Thinking of trading Dom Brown for an SP. What’s a reasonable tier to shoot for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Babe Froman: Greinke? Peavy-ish is reasonable though

  148. chillmodious says:
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    Here’s my offering at a glossary term for the Street-Gregerson-Thayer situation above:

    Carpetlagger

    Description: Opportunistic fantasy baseball manager who gets beaten to the punch on an obvious pickup, but still refuses to be denied his spoils.

    • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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      @chillmodious: very nice

    • Drongo McReddickbeard says:
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      @chillmodious: Gets my vote.

  149. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Would you still buy Harper at close to full price, even with the DL trip? I have a serious hole in LF in a 10 tm limited moves league, and the best FA are Crisp, Joyce, Gattis, Soriano and Bad Upton (in which case I’d move Jennings to LF). Need power more than speed, but with 10 offensive cats anything helps.

  150. BigDog says:
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    drop BlowJob Upton for Puig in a re-draft? Gotta figure Puig’s potential is higher than BJ’s at this point, right?

    • BigDog says:
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      @BigDog: I’m in 8th right now, so I’m thinking it’s worth it to roll the dice on the bigger upside guy

  151. Pete says:
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    Trade offer – I get Castro for Freeman in a H2H points league. I have Aybar as my SS. I have Posey and Moreland to slot in at 1B. Accept?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Pete: No. Freeman’s beast.

  152. MasterofGrond says:
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    Should I risk running out Cahill @STL or Masterson @NYY today?

      • MasterofGrond says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, had them both benched. Thanks for the confirmation.

  153. Big Magoo says:
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    The consolation waiver pick-up makes me think of closing time at a bar once the “ugly lights” come on and the mad scramble to secure the best remaining prospect(s) begins. Sort of like a 3 am leftover, if you will. My vote’s for carpetlagger above though.

  154. Clint says:
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    Time for another trade grade guys. I dealt Dom Brown and Lester to get Bryce Harper and David Price. That gives me a team of this as I sit in 2nd place in my Yahoo Roto League:

    C: V-Mart
    1B: Goldschmidt
    2B: Kendrick
    SS: Han-Ram (when back)
    3B: Wright
    OF1: Braun
    OF2: Heyward
    OF3: Harper
    Util1: Bruce
    Util2: Hart (when back)
    Bench: Alcides Escobar, Joyce, and Cain

    SPs: Gallardo, Scherzer, Price, Maholm, and CJ Wilson
    RPs: Romo, Perkins, Henderson, Pestano, Brothers

    On a side note: the wonders of Yahoo leagues continue as a dude’s about to get Mike Trout for freakin’ Chapman and Arroyo.

  155. EK says:
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    Estrada (vs OAK, vs PHI) over Masterson (@ NYY, @ DET) this week?
    I feel that is a no-brainer…

    • EK says:
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      @EK: Where would you rank Straily @ CWS and Cueto vs COL among those starts?
      Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Estrada, Straily

  156. TheNewGuy says:
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    Just about to add Wheeler after hearing the news and….hes gone. Same friggin team again! I wish I knew his source.

    So seems ill have to be one step ahead from now on. Already stashing Myers, Cole the clear next best pitching stash right now?

    Would ask Scott but he doesnt normally bother responding on his posts after a few days.

    • steve says:
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      @TheNewGuy:

      FWIW, I have tweets from Twitter.com sent to my phone to keep up-to-date on what’s happening. Some that I’ve been following include: jerry crasnick, buster olney, mlbtraderumors, closer news, ken rosenthal, billy hamilton (@b_ham_3) for news hopefully on his call up, & a bunch of others for fantasy football content :)

      • steve says:
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        @steve: if anyone else has any good suggestions, thanks (in advance) for sharing them

  157. Wilsonian says:
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    Juan Francisco gets snagged by the Brew Crew. Take a shot on him? They say he’ll play 1st and a little bit of third.

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Wilsonian: More like first and a little bit of turd. Zing! Somewhat more seriously, though… don’t get looney, he’ll only be platooney. (I did say ‘somewhat’ after all)

  158. tomscuba2004 says:
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    Weekly settings. Should I start Strausburg this week? (”Let them play. Let them play.”)

  159. Alexis says:
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    @Grey: I asked you just prior to dom brown’s hot streak if i should trade him straight up for bj upton. I didn’t make the move yet. I can now get a closer (papelbon or reed) in addition to bj upton and definitely need saves. My concern is 1 – dom brown could actually out-perform upton for the rest of the year AND 2 – this is a keeper league and brown is keepable late and upton is not keepable. Do I still make the trade?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Alexis: Yes

  160. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    With Betancourt DL’ed, pick up Straily or Scott Feldman? Straily gets CHW next; Feldman LAA.

  161. FillyP says:
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    Pulled the trigger on Jennings for Medlen at the 11th hour.. and now I’m going to shit my pants in the next few weeks leading up to Beachy’s return. :(

    1) Drop Weeks for Yunel? Any other suggestions for Middle Infidel? There’s, um.. LeMahieu, Dietrich, Aviles, Bonifacio, Barney, Keppinger. Yuck.

    2) Drop Kluber for Gausman or Skaggs? Norris and Doubront also available. My current staff: Lee, Peavy, Bailey, Burnett, Medlen, Ogando, Straily, Kluber.

    3) Drop Pierzynski for Lucroy, Doumit, or Arencibia? XBH/OBP league..

    Happy Monday to you!

    • FillyP says:
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      @FillyP:

      Oh, also # 3 – Salvador Perez was dropped and clears waivers Thursday. I am at 21/45 of the acquisition limit, so I prob wouldn’t make two Catcher moves in one week..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FillyP: 1) Stick with Weeks 2) Skaggs 3)Perez

  162. D Rich says:
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    Grey- With Strasburg probably headed to DL, Ryu who knows, and McCarthy to the DL i need a 2 start pitcher to plug in this week. terrible options i know but can you give me 1 to add. Phelps (NYY), Chatwood (Col) or John Danks (CHI). Wow just realized how much worse this sounded on paper haha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @D Rich: Phelps, yeah, they’re bad

  163. BigDog says:
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    What do you think about Lincecum ROS. His FIP and xFIP are in the 3.5 range and he’s still striking out a batter per inning. Think he’s just been unlucky so far? Worth a look over Slowey, Niese, or Bartolo “I walk no one” Colon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BigDog: I wouldn’t touch Lincecum…. Niese…

  164. Kevin says:
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    Simple question. Do I drop Profar for Puig? Thanks brosafelli.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kevin: Sure, no problem

  165. kingforaday151 says:
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    Finished the draft with great pitching, but too much of it. Built a solid lead in 5 of 6 pitching categories but fell near the bottom of the 6 hitting categories. Made 3 trades, and the lineup looks much improved….

    C – Perez
    1B – E5
    2B – Pedroia
    3B – Beltre
    SS – Rollins
    CI – Zimmerman
    OF – Bruce/Gordon/J Upton/A-Jax
    UTIL – Freeman/Profar with Puig, Gyorko, and Myers on my bench

    Beltre, Pedroia, and Zimmerman are guys I’ve added by trading Verlander, Harvey, Grilli. Wait for these guys to move me up in the ranks, or is there a hole I’m not seeing that needs to be filled?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @kingforaday151: Virtually impossible question to answer. Too many unknown (for the reader) variables. But your offense looks just fine.

  166. Rags says:
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    NL-only OBP, keeper. Need an injury replacement to go in my util spot.

    Is Scooter Gannett, Chris Coghlan, Marlon Byrd, Cesar Hernandez, Ed Lucas the right order?

      • Rags says:
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        @Grey: Ok. After Coghlan, then Scooter, then Byrd? We’re like third or fourth in priority.

        Actually, we need a catcher too. Do you have a preference between Dioner Navarro and Yorvit Torrealba? and would you bump that move ahead of someone like Byrd or just take either of the available catchers.

        Thanks so much for your help! We’re clinging to first by the skin of our teeth right now, doing our best to hold on.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Scooter, Byrd… Dioner, they’re both garbage though… Not over Byrd…. No problem…

  167. DoubleHeader says:
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    Gyrko or Moustakas for next 2 seasons?

  168. Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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    Juan Francisco to the Brewers, does this mean anything if he takes over at 1st base in this power hitters park? Is Corey Hart a lot farther off?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio: Doesn’t mean anything for mixed leagues… He’ll just flip-flop between 1st and 3rd when Hart returns…

  169. The Ghost of Mike Moustakas says:
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    Are we starting Milone @ Milwaukee today?

  170. Vince says:
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    Thanks Grey for pushing me into picking up Dom Brown early last week!

    12 teams, H2H, 5×5, Non keeper

    C: Gattis (OF)
    1B: Fielder
    2B: 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

    I’m being offered The Dread Pirate for my Pence & Samardzija… I take it, right ? No need to have second thoughts about it, riiight ? I’m overvaluing my players a bit, and shouldn’t have had to ask for your opinion in the first place, riiiiight ?

      • Vince says:
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        @Grey: Ok thanks !

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  171. Birdis says:
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    How would you rank going forward this season: Willingham, Rasmus, Brantley, Youk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Birdis: Willingham, Brantley

  172. AdamH says:
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    Better deep league pickup: Carlos Carrasco or Daniel Hudson?

    Thanks!

    • AdamH says:
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      @AdamH: Or Jacob Turner?

  173. Teblow! says:
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    Hello Grey. A trade question for you:

    I just traded away Alex Gordon, Jon Lester and Glen Perkins for Ryan Braun in our 11 Team Rotisserie League. I needed offense while the other team needed just about everything. I have now offered to replace Lester with one of my other SPs if the other team so desired. I have Gio, JZimm, Samrdjiza, Scherzer (who I would be reluctant to deal), and Medlen.

    Do you think the iniotial deal is that skewed and if so, what do you think about the other SPs I am offering?

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Teblow!: I’d only offer Lester

  174. AWE-SHIZZ says:
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    How much for Straily off of my FAAB, $100 budget 10 team 5×5 league?

  175. hankp says:
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    My current starting 2B-SS-3B is Altuve, Alexei, Middlebrooks (once healthy). Who do you like as a ROS complent in a daily 5×5, Franklin or Rendon?

  176. Kid A says:
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    How much excitement for the Gennett call up? Inquiring minds and all that…

    • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Kid A: if he gets a good BO spot then might be nice….

      • Kid A says:
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        @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio: For sure. Wondering if they are going to completely cut-bait on Weeks. Am interested to see grey’s take.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kid A: Unless Weeks is hurt or traded, he’s nothing outside of NL-Only leagues…

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: can’t get any worse than weeks right now, what if they put him in the 2 hole and he plays?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t see them benching Weeks forever… But it also makes little sense to call him up and bench him… I’d speculate if you need an MI…

          • Kid A says:
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            @Grey: Need an MI you say?

            *Points to self, Jams both thumbs into eyes*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  177. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto league. is it silly to start ozuna over rizzo? rizzo has 5 games and faces two lefties, plus hes been pretty cold as of late. thoughts?

    thanks.

  178. Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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    oooh, Yelich removed from game for unknown reasons……????

    • Kid A says:
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      @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio: shaping up to be an exciting monday with all the moves happening.

      Why not just go the full 9 yards and go with the Giancarlo Lleno de Odio?

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Kid A: I’m not sexy enough to have a name like Giancarlo

        Nice grabbed on scooter, beat me by 30 seconds

        • Kid A says:
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          @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio: yeah. i thought for sure you would have had him. We did an Effing transaction at the exact same time-stamp.

          • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Kid A: Dozier to play and the scooter for the garage, should of done the reverse

          • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Kid A: but is Yelich coming?

            • Kid A says:
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              @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio: Yeah, if yelich is on his way up, you made a brilliant grab. I kept hoping you were gonna get frustrated with the Puig nonsense and let him slide.

              • Jack says:
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                @Kid A:

                removed due to sickness

                • steve says:
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                  @Jack:

                  Interesting take, as the excerpt from rotowire.com suggests that it’s lower ab soreness. I suppose it could be a sickness though. What is your source?

                  Yelich left Monday’s game with Double-A Jacksonville due to lower abdominal soreness, Juan Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel reports.
                  Spin: The injury is expected to prevent Yelich from playing Tuesday, but the full extent of the setback has not yet been announced.

              • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                @Kid A: with Puig I was that desperate guy that stayed friends with the hot chick in the hopes she lets her guard down and f**ks him

  179. Dolemite says:
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    12 team 5×5 pretty deep league…

    i send grienkie, kenley jansen and mike moorse and i get giancarlo stanton
    i have the starting staff to absorb losing grienkie and stanton replaces moorse/leonis martin platoon in my OF

    thoughts?

  180. J-Lef says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Do you drop Bailey for any of these WW fill-in closers? Bailey has had like 1 save opp in 2 weeks.

    K-Rod,
    Brothers,
    Pestano,
    Gregerson

    Thanks!

  181. Mike says:
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    Need to drop a saves guy to clear spot for starting pitcher
    Would u drop Valverde,fieri,K-rod,or Brothers?
    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Probably not, but Brothers if you need to

  182. Milarky says:
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    I’ve heard Skaggs gets two starts this week – do you go with him (v SF, @ STL) over Gausman (@TB)? Also, with Greinke’s struggles, do you start Skaggs or Tillman (@HOU, @TB) instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Milarky: Start Skaggs, Greinke

  183. Tom Thumb says:
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    Grey,

    With Kemp sucking/DL and Heyward sucking, I received the following offer in a keeper with OBP and SvHd:

    My Scherzer, Cobb, Joel Peralta and Willingham for his Braun. I still have Matt Moore, Gio, Greinke, Jose Fernandez as starters. Thoughts?

  184. B.o.B says:
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    Is Gallardo droppable in a 10 team league? Perhaps for Wheeler? Or would you hold for awhile? Here’s my staff…

    Bumgarner
    Cueto
    Kuroda
    Peavy
    Ryu
    Cobb
    Gallardo
    Romo
    Janssen
    Grilli
    Jansen

  185. Paul Wilson says:
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    Has the Thayer term been defined yet? Garage Sale!

    Sometimes it’s art… in April, leaguemates everywhere were snatching up Mitchell “Ballsack” Boggs. I picked up Mujica in 2 leagues and sold him later at Papelbon prices.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul Wilson: Someone above came up with carpetlagger…

      • Paul Wilson says:
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        @Grey: I like it!

  186. Juice_0321 says:
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    9 moves left in the season and pitching is starved in my 10 team H2H. I am currently in 5th place and rapidly falling. Guthrie, Miley and Kluber are all on the wire right now which is somewhat of an anomaly in this league. Thoughts on adding one or two?

  187. BTD says:
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    ROS – Ike Davis, Arenando, or Brandon Moss?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ike

  188. Hi Grey, fellow Razzballers — In my most competitive 14-teamer, I’m loaded down with guys I hope will pay dividends later: BJ Upton, Ike Davis (I picked him up today, using a spot I used to stream catchers in Perez’s absence), Corey Hart (on the DL), Hosmer, Wheeler, Wachu.

    As a result, I’m thin all around and sailing with Cozart at SS, and Kipnis (who I usually sit against decent LHP) at 2B. Ideally, I’d like have a decent 2B/SS backup-type on the roster (best-case scenario Zobrist or Prado, but Scutaro or Lowrie is more likely). Waivers only offer me Danny Espinosa, Nick Franklin, or Aviles, so no solution there.

    Should I try to trade for help? And if so, any ideas who I should look to trade away? Or should I stick with Cozart and Kipnis for a while until I see which of these upside guys are worth selling?

    The full lineup:
    C Sal Perez
    1B/UTIL Moreland, Hosmer, Ike Davis
    2B Kipnis
    3B Longoria
    SS Cozart
    OF Upton, Upton, Ellsbury, Choo, Marte
    SP Garza, Scherzer, Burnett, Greinke, Wacha, Wheeler
    RP: Soriano, Valverde, KRod
    DL Corey Hart

    • @Enrique: Forgot to mention it’s a redraft league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin over Cozart…

  189. Tim says:
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    Locke or Kuroda ROS?
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kuroda

  190. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    What about the “Ugly Stepsister” assuming its a player related to the player (e.g. the new closer’s backup) you should have picked up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think we have better…

  191. Dan Pants

    Dan Pants says:
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    Heyo grey worm — got offered Ellsbury for Domonic Brown? Do it or hold until Dom starts hitting bombs every day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Ellsbury

  192. Jack says:
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    My team…

    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, Yasiel Puig, Edmundo Franklin
    DL: Corey Hart
    SP: Jered Weaver, Madison Bumgarner, Mat Latos, Johnny Cueto, Matt Harvey, Mike Minor, Dan Haren, Patrick Corbin RP: Edward Mujica, Jose Valverde
    DL: Daniel Hudson

    Who should I drop, and should I, for Brothers or Wheeler? Wheeler is supposed to start next homestand against the Cubs.

    • Jack says:
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      @Jack:

      Oh Ike Davis is available….shocker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, grab Wheeler for Brothers…

  193. Howard says:
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    16 team league, desperate for saves: Is Bumgarner, Bruce and Howie Kendrick for Kemp, Joe Nathan, Alcides Escobar, and Thayer palatable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade for saves in a cheaper way…

  194. Van Hammersly says:
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    Grey: I have a feeling you’ve received a ton of Sell Dom Brown questions recently, but would you deal him straight up for Moobs in a 12-team keeper? Butler could be kept through 2015 and Brown could conceivably be kept through 2016.
    Buysellatops has its opinion, but I just wanted to make sure you were on the same page. Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Moobs

  195. Jay says:
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    Joyce or Yelich

    Moore/Wacha or Felix

    If i trade Moore and Wacha for Felix i can just add Yelich

    • Jay says:
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      @Jay: or do I drop Kennedy for Yelich? Kennedy was a spot start and my rotation isn’t hurting. Have Verlander, Stras, Moore, Hamels, Minor, Bailey, Wacha and Kennedy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joyce… Felix

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: Ok making that trade gives me a rotation of Verlander, Stras, Felix, Hamels, Minor, Homer, Wandy and Kennedy. It’s a keeper league where we keep 5. which is the thing that ets me because I already keep Braun, Votto, Longo, Stras and Verlander. I would have to throw Felix or Verlander back, but winning nets me $350 which is enough to support my habit for a week, week and a half.

  196. Jack says:
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    Sorry for the confusion, but my question was who should I drop for Brothers and Wheeler

    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, Yasiel Puig, Edmundo Franklin
    DL: Corey Hart
    SP: Jered Weaver, Madison Bumgarner, Mat Latos, Johnny Cueto, Matt Harvey, Mike Minor, Dan Haren, Patrick Corbin RP: Edward Mujica, Jose Valverde
    DL: Daniel Hudson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin for Wheeler

  197. exactly says:
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    Need to start one: Kennedy (@STL), Hellickson (BAL), Ogando (@BOS) or Lackey (TEX)?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lackey

  198. Mike says:
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    Who would you rather have for this week and for the rest of the season

    SS Franklin, Simmons, Gregorious, Crawford, Escobar

    3B Arenado, Freese, Johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin… Freese

  199. tha_snazzle says:
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    Would you start Moore @ DET and/or Wacha vs. ARI tomorrow? Also have Minor vs. PIT, Zimmermann vs. NYM — definitely starting them. No innings cap issues, but I don’t need starts either. Ks would be nice, but my primary concerns are ERA/WHIP.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

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      I’d start both

  200. Vete a la cama says:
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    What can I say, I’m joc u lar…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, it was in there somewhere…but I couldn’t find it…

        should’ve went with the first thing that popped into my head…http://youtu.be/bRNT_t0-miQ

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Better!

        • Sal Paradise says:
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          @Wake Up: thanks for that little trip…RIP Guru

  201. Johan Barleycorn says:
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    Fantasy noob with a hypothetical value question.

    If Profar ends up moved to the OF, would that significantly decrease his value in a keeper league, or his his value tied more to production than position eligibility (2B/SS)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His value would be fine…

  202. Aero says:
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    Thinking of this offer: Send Trumbo, Freeman, Marte for Fielder and Kershaw. Feels like maybe too much? I get all messed up with multi-player deals sometimes. Oppenent needs OF, has a glut of SP, and I wanted Fielder. If no good, could you help me reconfigure the offer? Roster below. Thanks in advance!
    C Jason Castro
    1B Freddie Freeman
    2B Emilio Bonafacio
    3B Miguel Cabrera
    SS Nick Franklin
    OF Yoenis Cespedes
    OF Chris Davis
    OF Carlos Gomez
    UTIL David Ortiz

    Bench Mark Trumbo
    Bench Starling Marte
    Bench Jason Heyward
    Bench Alexi Ramirez
    DL Ian Kinsler* DL15
    DL Jose Reyes* DL60

    PITCHERS
    SP Lance Lynn, Shelby Miller, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Mat Latos, Matt Garza, R.A. Dickey
    RP Rafael Soriano, Addison Reed, Tom Wilhelmsen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Fielder

  203. Sorryano Northsiders says:
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    @ Grey, suggestion for the second chair waiver wire pickup
    Fingercuff – I gave my opponent the finger while I picked up the injured/replaced players handcuff’s, handcuff (ex. Rex Brothers was quickly picked up off the waiver wire when Betancourt went on the DL, I was pissed so I picked up Wilton Lopez – Fingercuff!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s already in the glossary

  204. Larry says:
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    I can play prado at 3B or SS

    Should I go with aybar, youk or arenado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  205. gareth says:
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    This would only work for nabbing a lefty reliever over the one y ou actually wanted:

    “Loogy prize.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not broad enough but funny…

  206. Be The Ball says:
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    Trade Medlen for Segura? 12 team H2H non-keeper. My other SP’s are: Bumgarner, Samardzija, Iwakuma, S. Miller, P. Corbin, Cashner, Beachy, Wheeler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  207. Bush says:
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    “The Should’ve-Had Add”
    I should’ve had Gregorson, but could only get Thayer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  208. gareth says:
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    “Stress relief.”

  209. Be The Ball says:
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    Drop Gattis for Lucroy?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Be The Ball: Woot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  210. Maglia Rosa says:
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    What do you see out of Teheran ROS? Gotta drop somebody today to get a bat. Keep him on the roster, right?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Maglia Rosa: Uh, depends. For what bat? What does your pitching staff look like already?

      • Maglia Rosa says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: Well looking at the waiver wire for today, Morse is available and the TRON likes him. Rumors related to Yelich a few posts above have me thinking of picking him up too.

        • Maglia Rosa says:
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          @Maglia Rosa: Or Will Myers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him

  211. New term submittal: Instead of scoring big with a high profile Ginger Grant waiver wire movie star pick up, you settle for a “MARY ANN” ordinary farm girl castaway. There’s value in the “girl next door” . She does most of the laundry and cooking; and you’ll get the occasional better than average coconut cream pie. But ultimately yawnstipating production.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  212. Barney Google says:
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    Grey,
    I discovered this site last week and love it!

    Could you do me a solid and give me some advice?
    Matt Joyce is available and he looks tempting. My DH/Util guys are Berkman, LaRoche. My OF’s are Beltran, McCutch, Coco, Marte and DL’d Granderson. Is he any better than what I already have?

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Joyce over Berkman

  213. The Marte Partay says:
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    In a 10 team 6 by 6 which includes OBP, can you rank: 1. Berkman, Arenado, Ike, Konerko, Yonder Alonso 2. At Middle Infield, go with Franklin, Simmons, Cozart or Weeks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ike, Arenado 2. Franklin

  214. tim says:
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    is Kendrick a strong Stream tonight vs Marlins?
    Thx!

    • chillmodious says:
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      @tim: Yes! Read Friday’s Buy/Sell for further info.

  215. Eric W says:
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    In a vacume would you rather trade for Ian Desmond or Starlin Castro? (assuming I can get them both for about the same price) Like always thanks for the help

    I would also like to throw my support behind “The Jan Brady” term.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro

  216. Joseph says:
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    Nice write up as always grey!!!!
    Just wanted to get your opinion on my last OF position for this week h2h
    Leonys martin
    Or do you think BJ Upton finally starts to get it back on track?
    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d go BJ…

  217. smegma says:
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    H2H points redraft league, which SS ROS below. I have Alexei Ramirez and Franklin but Franklin is my 3rd bench bat with Crisp and Aramis Ramirez…worth keeping Franklin on bench or not?

    Alexei Ramirez
    Escobar (Yunel or Alcides)
    Scutaro
    Franklin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Franklin

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey – do you like Ramirez out of the SS’s listed above?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Alcides

          • smegma says:
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            @Grey:
            Profar just hit our ww too…Franklin or Profar? I have Pedroia at 2B who is still raking but has the thumb issue.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Franklin

  218. Burgundy says:
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    12 team h2h points, redraft. David Ortiz for Matt Harvey? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  219. The Ghost of Mike Moustakas says:
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    Breaking: Sal Perez has informed the club he will stay in Venezuela until July.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  220. The Ghost of Mike Moustakas says:
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    Breaking: Sal Perez has informed the club he will stay in Venezuela until July.

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Prezz: For real, man. I need those 1-for-3s and can’t wait until July, dammit!

  221. gareth says:
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    It’s a closerpocalypse right now with all the moving and shaking due to injury and innefectiveness.

    Sagnof indeed!

    Hey grey, I have a rosterbater tale for you:

    I dropped an extra closer this weekend for a utility guy to play over heyward. I need to make up ground in steals and rbi. Not much speed on the wire though (pierre- blech).

    I was going to add laroche but he was snapped up by the guy in first literally an hour before I was going the make the move.

    Eventually I dropped the reliver for nava on saturday, who I saw have a monster night against the yanks and has 6 games at fenway next week.

    However Sunday morning I had a chat with the guru about arenado, who convinced me to go for arenado over the big fore-headed one. So I did. And that was that.

    But last night I saw the news about puig. My cbs league ownership numbers for the cuban went from 40 to 70 percent in a matter of hours.

    I was torn between sticking with arenado (4 home to SD, 3 @ REDS), who had some nice matchups and ballparks (also worth 17 dollars on the hitter tron), and grabbing puig.

    The caveat is the guy in my league who is currently in first place is a rookie junkie, and i was suprised puig was still available.

    So I added him. Hes close to 80 percent ownership in cbs now. Is he worth the hype?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be, will have to see as I wrote above

  222. Be The Ball says:
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    Keep hanging on to Corey Hart or drop for Ozuna? 12 team H2H keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  223. Steve D. says:
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    Jose Reyes and Ben Zobrist too much to pay for his Matt Holliday in a redraft?

    My OF: McCutchen, Cespedes, M Cabrera, Gardner, Stanton
    My 2B/SS : Profar, Segura, E Cab, Matt Carpenter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A bit too much…

  224. gareth says:
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    Sloppy average joe seconds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We have better above

  225. parkour says:
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    grey I need your help – dickey just got dropped in my league

    do I drop L. Cain/Arenado/Brandon Belt for him? or just forget about knuckles and hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  226. bees knees says:
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    grey, with each day, and each homerun, im thinking i should trade kemp for chris davis..yes?

    • bees knees says:
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      @bees knees: keeper league

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, in a keeper, I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  227. Prezz says:
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    5 hundo before noon? We missed you over the weekend! And yeah, i owe you 10 OTI dolla bills yall… The ax will be back soon tho, you just wait! You got Krod over here fallin off the mound and shizz.. this guy is toast!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Put it towards another OTI bet…

      • Prezz says:
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        I will now go buy the bacon-o-nator (not related to STON or SON) that ive been craving and stuff my face like Matt Adams after a trip to Korea..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

        • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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          @Prezz: Hitter Tron is going to pay you a visit in the middle of the night and f**k the s**t out of your bacon-o-nator

            • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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              @Prezz: he left a hole in my dushwasher

  228. mraccoe says:
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    Porcello over Straily, Kendrick, or Cashner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner

  229. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Please rank the following rookie pitchers in order based on best ROS impact in H2H leagues:

    Wheeler, Wacha, Skaggs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: Nice! I’m awesome, but clearly not on your level. I got one more for you if you don’t mind. Grandal or Miggy Montero ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Montero

  230. OaktownSteve says:
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    What’s currently in the running for the glossary entry?

    • Prezz says:
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      @OaktownSteve: carpetlagger… Knock em down, OTS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carpetlagger

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Needs a lot of explanation

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Which?

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            carpetlagger.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hmm… Guess it will come down to what Rudy thinks… Unless another comes along that beats both of them…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And Revenge Pluck

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        definitely see the humor, but doesn’t quite capture the essence does it. It’s more of a settling/compromising act of desperation than something vengeful.

        I’m going to suggest “chopped liver” as in the immortal question, “what am I, chopped liver?” Yes, Dale Thayer, yes you are.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That takes explanation too, no? Carpetlagger didn’t work for you either?

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Problem with carpetlaggers is that there are two slangish usages and I would say that the more commonly used one is for people heading in somewhere where they are unwanted and don’t belong. Although the sense of opportunism is also a common usage.

            I do like that it’s pretty deep, but I’m not sure it’s something you get at a glance.

            When I see “chopped liver” I think right away about the phrase, what am I chopped liver. Chopped liver seems to be shorthand for “second best” in the argot.

            I like revenge pluck the best but it doesn’t really make sense.

            Always good traffic on days when there’s a glossary term on the board.

            • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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              @OaktownSteve: I want to see a term that reflects the spite or anger one feels towards themselves for having to make this move knowing it’s out of desperation.

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio:

                speaking as your psychologist, I would say that the projected desire to see self-loathing reflected is veeeeeeeeeery interestink.

                • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                  @OaktownSteve: when i reach a high point of self loathing I make trips to the bay area to make myself feel better….I’d rather be crazy than live there

                  • OaktownSteve says:
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                    @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio:

                    Don’t get me wrong. I’m not knocking self-loathing. It’s my default setting.

                    • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                      @OaktownSteve: I describe fantasy baseball as a combination of self loathing, self doubt, and a little false bravado from time to time

                      Can we do our therapy session at an A’s game, the crowd noise will cover my crying?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, always causes people to comment which is good… I agree with you on both terms… Carpetlagger works better than Revenge Pluck for your reasons stated… Chopped liver works, just not sure of usage without making it about the player…

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @chillmodious:

              It’s growing on me. Punchy

              • chillmodious says:
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                @OaktownSteve: If that “punchy” was a reference to Rocky IV and my other comment, then a tip of my cap goes to you. Or might it have been a reference to Vincent Vega speaking to Butch in Pulp Fiction? Or… I could just be overthinking this whole thing waaaay too much.

  231. Maglia Rosa says:
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    What do you expect from Reyes ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Around 22 steals, 6 homers… Maybe a re-injury…

  232. Hoog says:
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    Grey! I’m curious what you think about pooholes. Is he worth going after in a keeper league or is he done? I have butler and trying to decide if its worth the upgrade. Butler/Cobb too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’s around 3rd round value now…

  233. Gareth says:
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    Hey Grey – Thank you for Already Christening the Dude in case he sucks. Lipstick on a puig, indeed!

    Please clarify though, Is the Pig Puig and the Lipstick is Lipstick, Or is the Pig the Dodgers Lineup and The Lipstick is Puig?

    What would a name for him being Awesome be? Puigs in a Blanket? Happy as a Puig in Shizz?

    • Prezz says:
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      @Gareth: fluffy cat in a sleeping bag..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! The last one…

  234. Prezz says:
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    Why all the Yelich talk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was lifted from his game, some speculated it meant a call-up… It didn’t…

      • Prezz says:
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        Whompp whomp.. whomppp..

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: we get itchy trigger fingers come the first week of June, so he really is sick?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds like he had an abdominal strain…

          • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Grey: got too drunk and puked a strain

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  235. Fister Furbush says:
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    POINTS LEAGUE
    1.Trade Alex Gordon for a buy low on Billy Butler for my UTIL spot?

    2. Corbin vs SF
    Or
    Hamels vs Mia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Corbin

  236. Bill_Buckner says:
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    @ Grey:

    WTF is up with Matt Holliday? I never own the guy because of his yawnstipating lack of upside, and I finally draft him this year because his steady production fell to a point where even I couldn’t turn him down (I think it was like end of the 5th round in a 12 teamer), and now he decides that he can’t even give me the steady production I figured that I had banked. I’m certain he’s doing this shitty specifically to spite me.

    More specifically (since that wasn’t really a question), do you see him tuning things around or should I see what I can get for him now while his value is shot?

    Lastly, can you rank these guys: Holliday, A Gordon, S Choo?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get for him, he should get hot at some point in the year and reach his numbers… Maybe less on average than usual… Gordon, Choo

      • Bill_Buckner says:
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        @Grey: his A Gordon & D Fister for my M Holliday and J Shields? Fair?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Bill_Buckner:

      Holliday gets rested like once a week, as they try to “keep him fresh”. Really living up to his name this year.

      • Bill_Buckner says:
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        @OaktownSteve: at least I don’t get an 0-4 on those nights!

  237. Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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    I have a Razzball story for Grey and Prezz ( good to see you got rid of that lazy i)

    I saw a childhood buddy at a graduation party on Saturday. Last year I told him about Razzball at a 4th of July shindig. I asked him how his season was going so far, he said both he and his wife were killing it thanks to RAZZBALL. They both read the pre-season stuff, loved grey’s rankings and he is on every day reading the articles, Grey, +, and Tom are his favorites. I asked him if he eve ask questions in the comments or reads them, his response was, ” why, if you read the articles you don’t really need to ask any questions, they do a great job of covering what I need to know”…..how practical is that.

    I think that means we officially have a 5th girl who checks out the site. I told him if he does read the comments to always look for Oaktown Steve for the educational comment and T Moore if he is in the mood to feel uncomfortable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! We get about 1 million hits per month, so there’s gotta be a few people that don’t comment… The silent majority, if you will… Will have to bump up to 5 girl readers in the post…

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: I just loved his response, he doesn’t have to come and ask a question that you already answered. Also said he has never had a better draft than this past year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I try to write the posts so it’s clear what I think…

          • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Grey: he speaks fluent Grey

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s awesome….

        • steve says:
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          @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio:

          I agree. I had a nice couple drafts due to Grey’s insights. 10 Team snake h2h redraft league (20 round draft)…picked up Adam Jones in the 4th; Goldy in the 6th; Choo is the 11th; harvey in the 17th. Solid stuff Grey, Rudy, Scott, etc.! Thank you.

      • Prezz says:
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        i remember when i was a shy little reader… we had more hair then.. and now you cant get me to shut up!! :D

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA

        • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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          @Prezz: shut up Prezz

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Prezz: Nice…I was thinking the same thing…I read silently for awhile…speaking of shutting up…I’m out…oh and your mipple is showing there, Phat…

          • Prezz says:
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            @Wake Up: we have to feel out the water before we jump in… And my mipple? Man nipple? After this burger you can call me billy butler and ill show you my mipples!

            • Wake Up says:
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              @Prezz: Yeah…if Butler is Moobs…maybe Adams s/b Mipples…what do guys need’em for anyway?

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: This made me think of Rocky IV: “I’m the unsilent majority, bigmouth!” -Uncle Pauly

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  238. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, i would like to drop Hunter to get Chris Johnson. Hunter has been one of my two bench bats so far and i barely played him up to this date. My OFs are Rios, Hamilton, Jones, Craig and now i have Puig too. At the other hand, i could use Johnson as a backup to my Beltre. Do you agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  239. Mike says:
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    Who are you taking in a dynasty solely based on future stand alone value… Puig or Profar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar

  240. Carnac says:
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    Trying to move Reynolds for SP… should I be aiming higher than Kennedy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Gio?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Gio… Maybe Greinke?

          • Carnac says:
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            @Grey: I wish. Limited trading partners…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

  241. chillmodious says:
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    Grey… All pitching questions today; help appreciated as always:

    1. Tomorrow only, throw Skaggs (@STL, SON $1.4) or Chris Tillman (@HOU, SON $6.7)? My head says neither, my heart says Skaggs, my SON says Tillman. What say you?

    2. Is Jarrod Parker now a homeschooler, or can I stream him against the Anemic Hosers (i.e. Pale Hose) in Chicago on Friday?

    3.

    4. Throw Gallardo on Wednesday (@ OAK) despite his recent suck, or keep benched?

    5. Throw Cobb on Wednesday (@ DET)? I’m freaked out about the matchup, but then again, I still plan to throw Matt Moore in that series.

    6. Stream Straily on Thursday (@ChiSox, SON $2.3)?

    —————-

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Skaggs 2. Homeschooler 4. Start 5. Sit 6. Yup

  242. The Ghost of Mike Moustakas says:
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    More saves ROS

    Rex Brothers
    Betancourt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betancourt

  243. Mike says:
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    Crazy question – Dickey or Linecum for RoS?

    Dickey just hit the wire and I have Lincecum and really want to find another option.

    The Player rater has Lincecum as the better option (if I am reading it correctly).

    Should I stick with Lincecum?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

  244. huge caulk says:
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    Sit or start? 12 team h2h 6×6 K/9, QS…

    Straily @CWS
    Kluber vs NYY
    Parker @ CWS
    Kennedy@STL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Straily, that’s it

  245. MattTruss223 says:
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    Go ahead and drop Wacha for Wheeler?

    I should probably drop Profar for Wheeler if I’ve got Howie Kendrick already rostered at 2B, right?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @MattTruss223: If he’s just a bench bat, sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Profar

  246. huge caulk says:
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    1 more follow up… 12 team 6×6 K, K/9, QS, SV, ERA, WHIP

    Drop Ian Kennedy for either Porcello, Estrada, or Haren?

    This would be more of a ROS move as Kennedy would likely get scooped up and I cant be making tons of roster moves due to league constraints. Personally, I dont really trust any of the above except maybe Porcello with his superior xFIP. However, Porcello faces a pretty tough sched for the next month or so: CLE, @MIN, BAL, LAA, @TB, @CLE, CWS… Thanks for your kind assistance…

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @huge caulk: Hold Kennedy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estrada

  247. pooonhunter says:
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    moreland or lind? Util have goldy starting @ 1B

    • pooonhunter says:
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      @pooonhunter: also granderson and lucroy and ike davis are avail, which of the 5 for a util spot or stash? thx man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

  248. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Drop uggla, nick Franklin, gregorious, or ozuna. 12 team mixed with bb’s as 6th category

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Uggla

  249. Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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    When you said we had 1 million hits a day, I wondered, do we have any inmate in here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Per month, not day… I’m sure there’s some inmates…Not saying who, now….

      • Prezz says:
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        I dont even think google gets a mill a day… Grey would be on a beach with coug…. Scratch that, Stanton, in Maui if that was the case.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          With Buchholz applying suntan lotion to our arms…

          • chillmodious says:
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            @Grey: Precisely. The rest of your body will be fried to a crisp, though, because Buchholz only knows how to apply it on the arms. It’ll be like the opposite of a farmer’s tan.

  250. Wilsonian says:
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    Back to some trade questions. Figure they’ll make more sense with the roster in there. 8 Team H2H – stats: H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG. We keep 4 for 3 years and a 5th guy can be tagged “franchise” and kept forever.

    C – JP
    1B – Fielder
    2B – Kelly Jo
    3B – Longo
    SS – Tulo
    OF – Jones
    OF – JUp
    OF – Brown
    UTIL – Marte
    UTIL – Markakis
    BN – BJUp
    BN – Jennings
    DL – Utley

    Do any of these trade offers makes sense with this lineup:

    1) Give: Fielder/JUp
    Get: C.Davis/McCutchen

    2) Give: Marte/Jennings
    Get: Bruce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, not really…

  251. Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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    looked up chopped liver in the meriam webster it says – one that is insignificant or not worth considering

    to build on that what about “insignificant snag”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think we have better…

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: too bad we are not looking for a term to describe a something sweet delicious and relaxing…..Honey Do

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sooo good!

          • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Grey: I want me an Uncle Junk’s T shirt

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They never even returned my email to them about buying mail order… They have the business sense of the Mets…

              • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                @Grey: I posted a spot below by the oinkster that says they are a retailer, i would call ahead

  252. herschel says:
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    Re: glossary term, I was thinking of something like “sloppy seconds”, but guess that may be a better fit for picking someone off the waiver that was previously dropped by another owner. ie “I know Ted Lilly took a dump all over Team A’s ratios, but hes lines up for two starts this week, so i guess ill take sloppy seconds”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think we have better

  253. MattTruss223 says:
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    Sorry, my Wheeler question was for two different leagues; Drop Wacha for Wheeler as well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Wacha

  254. OaktownSteve says:
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    I just dropped LoCain in the RCL. Didn’t want to do it, but the 1 homer and the lack of KC offense are just not quite enough. I’m going to start streaming match ups for the utility spot. My first adventure into streaming offense.

    The offense haves and have nots seem more pronounced this year. Fantasy teams with few Tigers, Orioles, Indians and too many Royals, Marlins, etc. are screwed.

    • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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      @OaktownSteve: thats the kind of move that looks bad to other in your league but wins it for you, is Lind available?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio:

        He is but he ain’t playing today. I’m actually streaming two spots right now while Harper and Utley are on the DL.

        By the way, a funny thing has happened to me the last couple years. I am firmly of the camp that you wait on pitching. In the RCL I basically punt RCL. Did the same in the NFBC. Didn’t take any pitching until the 6th round. No closers. And what happens? Just like years past, my pitching is really good and my offense stinks.

        I’ve come to suspect that when you front load too many offensive picks early, two things happen. The first is that you end up with too many regressive guys. A certain amount of guys in the early rounds just won’t work out. And then what happens is you have no perceived chaff with your offensive wheat so you miss out on the lower round break out guys. You miss out on the early season waiver fodder and you miss out on the hot streak temp pick ups. I was reviewing my drafts the other day and I honestly came to the conclusion that I would be better off if I didn’t have to pick anybody in rounds 2-5.

        I’ma give credit to Albright for the Goldy call this year. I’m going bolder with raising up the guys I believe in next year.

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          @OaktownSteve: I hear that, I usually never draft an arm before the sixth. I drafted BJ hoping his bro will bring the best out of him, how wrong was I. I figured gonzo would have a 130 RBI’s in that lineup….nope!

          We never know what the breakouts are going to be, it seems like its the year of the young bat, next years draft will have a completely different look than this year. which will lead to the year of the bounceback and all these older guys getting drafted later and playing above their draft position….Kemp in ’14

          You streaming Giambi going back to NY today? I like that one.

          I like Lind long term , Sky’s argument has been sticking in my head

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Member when I dropped him and y’all mocked me?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I mocked you but only because he was heating when you dropped him and went on the predictable 7 day tear right after. But it was a good drop. Props.

        • Grey

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          No worries, was just teasing… I should’ve held him for another week or two… Glad I dropped him instead of Domonic…

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Mockery is the lifeblood of the site. But I also like to give credit when due.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s in the fantasy DNA.

              • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                @Grey: I just had a Rios flashback from last year….you are awesome at sucking and then not

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, totally…

                  • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: the not was the Medlen campaign last year

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup

  255. herschel says:
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    @Grey: trying to trade pujols for a pitcher with high k’s. what do you think about iwakuma? should i be aiming higher?

    • herschel says:
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      @herschel: could also target anibal?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Aim higher

        • herschel says:
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          @Grey: madbum? who do you think is a good target?

          • Grey

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            Yeah, better

  256. anarchy burger says:
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    5×5 12 team keeper 10 man bench

    is segura 19th round someone you would go after. the guy that has him wants a ton. obviously hes not gonna hit .350 but whos someone you would compare him to?? should i value him like a 20hr 40 sb guy??? he wants tulo and mccutch. i told him thats to much. i hate dealing for guys at peak value…….

    • Grey

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      That’s too much… He’s a 3rd rounder…

  257. Gareth says:
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    Here is an excerpt from a Fangraphs Chat today that made me chuckle:

    Comment From Guest: What is to become of Overbay?

    Dan Szymborski: As I understand it, one day he will die and his remains will erode over time.

  258. Huge Caulk says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h keeper OBP AVG R RBI HR STL
    Old Konerko has been turning it around a little of late but I hate that lineup for his counting stats.. Now Konerko has a stiff neck and sat yesterday. Adam Lind is the best hitter on my waiver wire and is batting cleanup for the Jays against righties and has played vs lefties some too lately…. Konerko is a bench bat on my team as I already own Goldy. I was thinking I could deploy Lind similarly to Joyce which has paid dividends this past month. .. Would you drop Paulie for Lind?

    • Grey

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      Go with Lind

  259. Gareth says:
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    Here is the full excerpt from the Fangraphs chat:

    12:20
    Comment From Guest
    What is to become of Overbay?
    12:21
    Dan Szymborski: As I understand it, one day he will die and his remains will erode over time. Then in a few hundred million years, he’ll turn to oil and they’ll put him in trucks, then the sun will incinerate the earth, charring anything that remains, and eventually the heat death of the universe will leave existence a dark, cold, lifeless place for eternity once the black holes dissolve.
    12:22
    Dan Szymborski: Or he could end up with the Royals.
    12:22
    Dan Szymborski: Not sure which.

    • Grey

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      Ha

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey:

        Someone added this Gem late in the chat too:

        Comment From Dan:
        Much rather be incinerated than end up with the Royals!

        • Grey

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          Hehe

        • Prezz says:
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          @Gareth: alright, no one cares whats going on at fangraphs gareth! We would go there and snort giggle with them if we wanted to..

          • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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            @Prezz: I second that. But if I said it first, Juan full of hate would’ve called me a douche.

          • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Prezz: I like Fan Graphs

            • Prezz says:
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              @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio: i do too. I use it for player research, mostly. and the articles are okay.. but i dont go into the forums and comments any. This is the only place i do that..

              • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                @Prezz: they have forums and comments