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Okay, sue me for Safecoexual Erasment, but I need some Erasmo Ramirez right now.  Who is stopping him?  Joe Saunders, The Harangutan or is it Jeremy Bonderman?  Whips and chains excite me, but Bonderman does absolutely nothing for me.  The tantric Mariners will eventually succumb to an Erasm.  They have to.  They are pleasure seekers like all of us fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!).  Ewww, just got the shudders talking about my mom with all of these double entendres.  “Grey, your moostasha is full, but I don’t like this dirty word talk!”  That’s my mom fresh off the boat from Sicily.  Ramirez has an under 2 BB/9 and over 9 K/9 in Triple-A this year, and he’s not an out of the blue pitcher or without major league seasoning.  Last year with the M’s, he threw 59 IP with a 3.36 ERA and an even 1.00 WHIP.  There was even talk he’d start the year in the Mariners rotation, until he got injured.  He’s fully healthy right now and blowing people away, biding his time for entry into the M’s rotation.  Looking for that pitcher that could be this year’s Kris Medlen?  Look no further!  Unless, of course, you’re looking about 3 inches short of your computer screen, then look a little further.  What does the Buysellatops think?  It doesn’t think; it’s a dinosaur!  I realize Erasmo pronounced backwards is, “I’m sorry,” but he won’t disappoint.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

J.B. Shuck – Are you ready for the largest class of SAGNOF speedsters since 1986 when MLB banned cocaine and legalized steroids?  If you say you’re hard up for steals and can’t find anyone this week, you’re either in a very deep league or you’re dopey.  I can’t help dopey.  But I can try!  J.B. steals bases with his patented Shuck ‘n dive.  The play begins with him running to 2nd, then he says he admires Paula Deen, then he dives into second safe.

Ichiro Suzuki – If you would’ve told me three months ago I’d be telling people to pick up Ichiro, I would’ve said you were liar and asked you politely to take your hand off my thigh.

Jordan Schafer – He was hurt at the tail end of Wednesday’s game, but he should be fine moving forward.  If not, he can always steal bases backwards.

Nate Schierholtz – Has two homers in the last week while batting near .300.  Does that pique your interest?  Or peek if you’re homophonic.

Gregor Blanco – I just went over my Gregor Blanco fantasy.  I wrote it while reading Foghat’s liner notes.

Eric Young – He could steal 2nd and 3rd on the same play.  That’s how fast he is.  He’s sooooo fast, he just ran into your room, took a hard candy out of your pocket, mussed your hair and ran back out of the room before you even knew it.  Check your pocket.  See?  So if Young keeps getting on base at a nice clip, he could steal 35 bases in the 2nd half.

Jarrod Dyson – I’m out of breath from all of the steal guys this week.  Someone get me a water to rehydrate my breath.  Is that how that works?

Leonys Martin – I just went over my Leonys Martin fantasy.  He’s my favorite Martin.

Ryan Sweeney – You buyin’?  I like Ryan!

Zoilo Almonte – The New York media is calling him The Bronx Zo’.  Only in New York (and on Razzball) does a player get a nickname within thirty minutes of being with the club.  I’ll never forget when Maas-zah was ironically leavening pitches.  Here’s what I said the other day about Zoilo, “Almonte is very aggressive at the plate, which means he’s the type that can get off to a great start until pitchers start reading the book on him.  That book’s titled, “Throw Zoilo Breaking Balls In The Dirt.”  Luckily, Jim Bouton was the last pitcher that could read.  Almonte is legitimately the first upsidey player on the Yankees since Jesus Montero was traded.  He has speed, pop, might hit .220 and could be back in the minors in two weeks, where he’ll lead his team to a Little League championship with a fake ID.  I’d give him a whirl in deeper leagues, just don’t expect him to cure the common head cold.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Rajai Davis – I’m waving my hands like Henry Hill when Pesci is about to choke him with all of these SAGNOF outfielders.

Drew Stubbs – Okay, that’s it!  I can’t take it anymore!  (To preemptively answer this question, “Grey, your mustache reminds me of a young Christie Brinkley, only sexier.  So, which one of these SAGNOF OFs do you grab first?”  Leonys.)

David Murphy – On this list less for what he’s done recently and more because the Hitter-Tron really likes him this week, but the Hitter-Tron has posters of the Small Wonder girl all over his room, so grain of salt there.

Jason Castro – There weren’t any catchers that really popped out this week, but what would we do with ourselves if there were no catchers in our Buy column?  We’d be sad, that’s what we’d do!  Can you do sad?  No, lower on the sides of your lips.  Oh, man, you Botox’d too much.

Peter Bourjos – Between him and Shuck, something’s gotta give, which is the worst chick flick you will ever see that isn’t titled for an AOL catchphrase.

Brett Wallace – Franks ‘n Beans returned from the minors.  Don’t think much of him outside of NL-Only leagues.  In fact, don’t think much of him in those leagues either.  Show me something first, Wallace, that’s what I’m saying to him in writing.

Ike Davis – Should be back with the club any day now.  Brucely, he might be with the club already but standing just outside of our field of vision.

Chris Johnson – Doesn’t have huge power or much speed, but he is currently hitting.

Juan Francisco – They’re together again!  Johnson and Francisco are like pees and poops!  That’s my new saying.  Every time you want to say something is together like peas and carrot, say they’re together like pees and poops.  Then mail me a nickel.

Matt Dominguez – He was this week’s Creeper and hasn’t let us down or Sky, our fantasy football correspondent.  And by ‘correspondent,’ I mean a guy sitting in his underwear, drinking beer and writing about fantasy football.

Mark Melancon – Grilli might have charred his last save if he can’t get his act together and Melancon has been lights out all year.  Hey who turned off the lights?!  Melancon did.

Neil Walker – You won’t find a guy who’s further down on Neil Walker, in the non-sexual way, than me, but he’s hitting near .370 in the last week with a homer, so there’s that.

Brad Miller – Latest prospect in the bigs with some talent is the Mariners newest shortstop.  You’re showing Nick Franklin’s stats, the dealer’s showing Brad Miller and that’s a push.

Logan Forsythe – With Jedd’s setback, Forsythe should have everyday playing time for another few days to a week.  Though, this brings up an interesting point.  When Gyorko returns, Forsythe is benched?  Actually, that’s not that interesting.  Yeah, he’s benched.

Pedro Ciriaco – Now when EverCab returns it does get more interesting than this (it does).  Will Ciriaco continue to get ABs? (No.)  Could be a game-time decision by the Padres manager.  (Simply because all lineup decisions are made game-time.  They don’t fill out the lineup card in December.)

Corey Kluber – Just went over him this morning.  Look down and you’ll find him.  Look down on the site, not in your lap.

Eric StultsStream-o-Nator doesn’t love him for his next start, because it knows Stults really isn’t this good.  But after Kicking and Screaming it’s all downhill.

Chris Capuano – Don’t love him for the long-term, but what do you care about long-term loving?  Wanna go to Vermont with him and become Razzball Commenter-Capuano?

Kyle Gibson – Here’s what I said the other day about Gibson being called up, “First things first, I poppa freaks all the honeys.  Second things second, Gibson may only pitch another 40 innings this year.  He probably won’t stay in the rotation when Pelfrey returns either, which is the third thing.  We’re on the fourth thing already?  Geez, time moves fast.  I remember when we were on the first thing.  Fifth thing, he’s had a pretty average K-rate in the minors since his Tommy John surgery and he is just returning from it, so his command hasn’t been as excellent as it was before (which is natural; takes time for command to return).  Sixth thing, I wouldn’t touch him in 14-team and shallower mixed leagues out of the gate.  Seventh thing, there’s no seventh thing.  Eighth thing, seriously, this might go up to ten things.  …Actually, that’s it.  Bummer, totally fizzled out there.”  And that’s me copying and pasting me!

Taylor Jordan – Just went over him this morning.  You’ll find it if you need to.  Look at me having faith in you!

Hector Santiago – Has been good for Ks all year and I’m streaming him today.  Let’s Thelma & Louise this over the cliff together!

Ricky Nolasco – He’s getting some heat right now because of trade rumors.  A new team won’t make him more attractive for all leagues, but if he goes to the Padres, Dodgers or Giants, obviously that’s a coup, assuming you’re on the side of the coup that wins and not the side of the coup that is made to flee your country in the middle of the night.

SELL

Jose Reyes – I call this Sell column, “I’ve been here and told you to Sell these guys multiple times already, but you’ll be glad I did again or at least die hatin’ me.”  Don’t hate, figure eight in a sequins outfit.  That’s my saying, too.  Let’s take me out of the equation for a second.  ZiPS has Reyes’s rest of the season projections at 5 more homers and 15 steals.  Steamer has 6 more homers and 17 steals.  You could get that from Alcides Escobar, who is being dropped in leagues.  You could get that from Jimmy Rollins, and people are totally sick of him.  Erick Aybar gives you 5 homers and 15 steals by August.  Sure, maybe Reyes hits .330 and steals 40 bases in an abbreviated season as he channels his 23-year-old self.  Unfortch, he’s thirty years old now and just had an ankle injury that knocked him out for 10 weeks.  That sure doesn’t sound like a recipe for success, but too many chefs spoil the broth so I’ll let you tend to your stew.  I wouldn’t trade Reyes for a trip to the DMV, but I would explore offers.

Hanley Ramirez – His rest of the season projections are about as bad as Reyes.  He’s averaged a .250, uh, average over the last two years and he’s hitting .380.  Okay, that seems off to me, but what do I know?  I’m just a poor boy from a poor family.  He has 5 homers in 22 games.  So, over a full season he’s a 40-homer hitter after never hitting more than 33 homers in a season even in his prime?  Well, that seems odd, but what do I know?  Up until college I thought Cat Stevens was one of Siegfried and Roy’s tigers.  None of this is taking his health into account.  This is assuming he’s healthy.  When assuming, you make an ass out of you and Ming’s Dynasty.  I’m not saying dump Hanley like your trash that you sneak into your neighbor’s garbage cans, but I’d see what I could get for him.

  1. potus says:
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    Don’t know if the Wallace comment was intentional or not but it sure did hit the mark….both of them!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  2. anthony says:
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    my team has no pop – brad miller or cozart ? pick up juan francisco to play util for torii hunter ?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart… Go for it….

  3. David says:
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    Any hope for Mostsuckass? He’s looked ok the last week (small sample) is he worth killing a bench spot for in a 12 team keeper league? Waiver wire adds are not keeper eligible, so it’s no like I can stash Brad Miller or anything.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, I wouldn’t play him yet

  4. JFK says:
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    My Iwakuma (15th rounder/3 more years) + Myers (21st rounder/3 years) for Darvish or Strasberg (N/A) + J-Fer (21st rounder/3 years).
    Giving up too much down-the-line for this year? (Can’t recall if J-Fer is facing an innings limit.)

    Iwa and Myers were potential keepers for me, which would reduce me to keeping J-Fer or Pence (12th rounder/3 years).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey:

        Is it close?
        I’ve slotted Machado (19th rounder), AJax (20th rounder) and Wheeler (21st rounder) as 3 of the 4 keepers I’m allotted, so it was going to come down to choosing one between Iwa and Myers anyway.

        What if I swapped Matt Carpenter for Myers, or kept Myers in there but had him throw in an 8th rounder for my 12th next year?
        Or do you just not like it at all?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Swap Carpenter in

  5. Ron says:
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    12-team H2H 6×6 with Total Bases and Quality Starts added.

    C: Napoli
    1B: A-Gon, Rizzo
    2B: Carpenter
    3B: Longoria, Frazier
    SS: Alcides
    OF: Bautista, Bruce, Harper(DL), Cespedes, Holliday, Fowler, Bourjos
    NA: Taveras

    SP: Sherzer, Lee, Bailey, Iwakuma, Garza, Dickey, Moore, A. Sanchez (DL), Beachy (DL)
    RP: Henderson, Putz (DL)

    1) Should I go with Cozart, Simmos or Yunel over Alcides ROS?

    2) Only have 3 OF and 2 Util spots. Baustista, Bruce and Harper when he comes back will take the 3 OF spots. How would you rank Rizzo, Cespedes, Holliday, Fowler and Bourjos for the Util spots?

    3) What do you see as my biggest weaknesses?

    4) Which player(s) should I be looking to trade to help this team improve?

    Thanks for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Cozart 2) Cespedes, Holliday, Rizzo 3) Speed 4) Rizzo for Segura?

  6. Joel says:
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    Grey, who would you rather take a chance on ROS to provide a boost in pitching stats – Erasmo Ramirez or Brandon Beachy? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

  7. Mike says:
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    Marte or Fowler ROS?
    And would u trade Baumgartner for Marte?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte… Possibly, depends on needs and team…

  8. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Rondon worth a spec add and ratio help or us he a era/whip killer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not adding him anywhere just yet

  9. Racehorse says:
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    Do I drop Drew Stubbs for Rajai Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you really need steals

  10. Cam says:
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    Far and away your most funny opening paragraph. I don’t usually read all of them, but Harangutan? Where do you come up with this stuff. Also, add Erasmo now and drop Crain and or Pesty because I gotta activate Perez so they both gotta go most likely. How much longer before the call?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’ve used Harangutan before, not even sure I came up with it, to be honest… Would have to see a time date on my first use and others… Drop Pest and Crain… Guessing in the next two weeks for Erasmo…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: it because he looks like an ape facially. I’ve hear others use it too, but it’s always hard to trace back the first time anybody’s heard names like that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  11. Spaceman

    Spaceman says:
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    Grey my friend! I hope that all is well in your world these days and that summer weather isn’t rendering stache maintenance too difficult. I’m in a need of a minor team shake up this Friday.

    Out of Joyce, Carter, Colvin & Blanks. Which 2 do I drop? And of these buys; Stubbs, Shuck, Sweeney, EY, Dyson, Schafer, Almonte & Forsythe. Which 2 do I add? (No specific stats are required, just curious as to your general opinion). Thanks for the the time as always! Spaceman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colvin, Blanks… Young, Stubbs…

      • Spaceman

        Spaceman says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Have a great weekend! Spaceman

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, you too!

  12. stonepie says:
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    how much are you expecting out of braun when he gets back? thinking of buying low but thumb injuries linger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not much, maybe 2nd OF stats if you’re lucky…

  13. OaktownSteve says:
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    Getting a first hand look at Shelby Miller tonight. Kind of cool to see A’s and Cardinals in Oakland. Two pretty good teams going at it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s a great game to go to, officially jealous

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Weather is really, really good for a ball game too. It’ll be 70′s plus into the night.

        Get on Southwest, I’ll pick you up at the airport on my way to the game.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seriously tempted

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Sometimes you just gotta say “what the f**k”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I have a very good friend’s party tomorrow afternoon… I can’t miss it…

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                I’m closing out the sales quarter right now. Good quarter. Excuse to get sideways.

                Have fun manana. Costume party? You and Coug should go as Bill Buckner and Mookie Wilson.

  14. de nachos says:
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    Stults and a Kicking and Screaming (not Will Ferrell) reference! I’m paraphrasing myself here, but this is officially the greatest thing I’ve ever read on this site.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

      • de nachos says:
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        @Grey: Right before wifey I dated a girl 12 years my junior. Through a cyclone of generational cultural differences, one that was really tough to swallow was her HATING Kicking and Screaming. Definitely a movie you had to be in college in the 90′s to appreciate.

        Go AWAY cookie man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Yup… I dated a girl 12 years my junior and went to a Prince concert and she was like, “He sang 1999?”

          • Men-in-Cleats says:
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            @Grey:

            That’s the nice thing about my wife being 4 years my senior, we danced to “Erotic City” after our wedding at her request. How can you get seriously involved with someone that doesn’t appreciate his royal badness?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah it didn’t last long

        • Hal Incandenza says:
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          @de nachos: I came here looking to throw in the “Go away, cookie man” comment. Nice!

  15. Cam says:
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    Add Eric Young for Josh Reddick or Daniel Nava? Need steal. Also, do you like Ricky Nolasco as an add as he will most likely be traded?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cam: Sure, for Reddick… I like Nolasco for today, we’ll see how long he’s usable…

  16. Josh O.

    JoshO says:
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    Traded Reyes for Hisashi and Zunino A few days ago. Have Segura @ SS and Grandal at C so Zunino provides a potential upgrade and Hisashi helps a less than great pitching staff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

      • Josh O.

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        @Grey: I’m happy about it.It’s an 8 hitting and 6 pitching stats league. (Holds and Saves each their own category). 18 team league, 2 keepers. Keepers will be Segura (Rd 16) and Iwakuma (Round 17). Reyes could not have been kept for next year.

        C Grandal
        1B Prince
        2B Pedroia
        3B Edwin Encarnacion (got for Puig)
        SS Segura
        OF AGone
        OF De Aza
        OF Austin Jackson
        Util Matt Carpenter
        Bn Werth
        Bn Arcia
        Bn Rutledge
        Bn Zunino
        DL C Crawford
        DL Lawrie

        SP Zimmerman
        SP Iwakuma
        SP H Bailey
        RP Gregorson
        RP Robertson
        RP Walden
        P T Hunter
        P Avilan
        P Justin Wilson
        Bn Cingrani
        Bn Tim Collins
        Bn Corbin
        Bn Kennedy
        Bn Ejax
        Bn E Santana
        Bn Miley
        Bn Zambrano (stashing just in case he’s good)
        DL Broxton
        DL Burnett
        DL Estrada

        What do you think Grey?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @JoshO: Looks like a strong team for that deep of a league

          • Josh O.

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            @Grey: Strategy was to go basically all offense early (think 9 of top 10 picks were hitters) and then load up on value pitchers the rest of the draft. the injury early on to reyes I think helped more than it hurt. Picked up Segura early for Fister. And the trade just made for Iwakuma was to the same manager that traded me Segura. So essentially it was Reyes and Fister for Iwakuma and Segura. Really happy with the way it worked out and then the Encarnacion trade also was big.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, could see that

      • Josh O.

        JoshO says:
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        @Grey: Punting saves btw. Don’t see a ton of value during draft days and went after Holds guys instead, alot of times help more with ratios, too.

  17. uncdrew says:
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    I really wanna like Ike.

    I really wanna add him to my team.

    I really want an empanada.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  18. David says:
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    Based on your advice this morning, I pulled the trigger on the Cueto, BJ, Papelbon deal for Iwakuma, Lohse and Zobrist.

    Matt Carpenter’s owner just mentioned interest in a deal of him for Zobrist, thoughts ROS? It’s a keeper league where players are redrafted at +5$, so I could have Carpenter next year at $6.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @David: Sounds solid for Carp

  19. Q says:
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    Need to start 2 of these 5 next week

    Desmond Jennings (4 games @ Hou, 3 home to CWS)

    Alex Gordon (6 games, home v Oak and Clev)

    Austin Jackson (7 games @Tor and @ Clev)

    Gerardo Parra (3 home v. Col and 4 @NYM)

    Norichika Aoki (3 home v NYM and 4 @ Wash)

    It’s a points league, so don’t need any specific cats.

    Have a great weekend (he said as though this would be his last question, which it won’t)!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson, Gordon, you too!

  20. Wudaben says:
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    Can you rank a few short term (2yrs) keepers for me? I cannot keep all these guys and pitching is extremely valuable in this league so much so that if I don’t keep at least one pitcher of the 3 I am allowed I’ll be stuck with a #2 pitcher like Niese or something. Also, Shelby has a lot of trade value here in Cardinal country so I’m looking to capitalize on that unless his short term future ceiling appears too high.

    S. Miller
    Samardzija
    Segura
    Machado
    Wheeler
    Gausman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura, Machado

  21. David says:
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    Starts limit: Maholm at Arizona, Stults at Miami, Lohse at Pit, Kendrick at LAD. Pick two.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stults, Kendrick

  22. Dkohn says:
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    I don’t really have a good question, I just miss your musk.

    Pick 1:
    Hosmer, Rickie Weeks, Arenado

    Thanks Grey you stay classy! Or don’t whatever

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dkohn: HA! Arenado

  23. Whizzer55 says:
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    My closer situation is A. Reed, G. Holland, Uehera, Brothers and K-Rod. Should I trade one for a bat and if so, which closer do you like the most/least. Here’s to gem mint Doc Gooden rookie cards!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Best Reed, least Brothers isn’t the closer

  24. Cam says:
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    Last quickie, Add Arenado and drop Nava or Reddick one of them gotta play 5th OF while Braun DL. Martin Prado is my 3B and killing me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cam: Reddick for Arenado

  25. JoeG says:
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    ROS: Morneau or Lind? deep daily mixed roto league

  26. LanceGold says:
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    Heading into the 2nd half–who is going to be better

    Hamels or Greinke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LanceGold: Greinke…praying so, at least

  27. los locos says:
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    I have two trades waiting for me to accept, need some help (literally);

    We are a 10 team keeper league, we only keep 7 players total.

    I’m 1/2 game out of first…

    I have seager/beachy for rios/kluber – rate that deal (that owner does have Holland, Hudson)

    I have cole, miller, altuve, 3rd rd pick for beltran, verlander 6th rd pick

    or is there a player/players I should go for? My needs are power.

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

    Hosmer, Eric(1B) KC
    Lind, Adam(1B) TOR
    Hill, Aaron(2B) ARI
    Headley, Chase(3B) SD
    Seager, Kyle(3B) SEA
    Heyward, Jason(OF) ATL

    Active Pitchers
    Cole, Gerrit(SP) PIT
    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    Miller, Shelby(RP,SP) STL
    Ryu, Hyun-Jin(SP) LAD
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Holland, Greg(RP) KC
    Jansen, Kenley(RP) LAD

    Cashner, Andrew(RP,SP) SD
    Medlen, Kris(RP,SP) ATL
    Romo, Sergio(RP) SF
    Beachy, Brandon(SP) ATL

    As always thanks!

    • Fister Furbush says:
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      @los locos:

      How do you about haing Hill and Altuve on the same team but having to bench one if them? I have the same “problem”. CAnt really drop either of them and it hard to trade 2B this year because its strangely a deep position.

  28. Mike says:
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    Would u trade Rizzo for Marte?
    Looking for steals and better avg…
    Is that fair?

  29. BERK says:
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    So it seems like there are two Erasmo Ramerizes (Rameri?) available in ESPN. The other is on Miami? Who knew it was such a popular name?! So pick up with care. Note: there is also a Elizardo Ramirez (Tex), an Edwar Ramirez (Oak), and an Elvin Ramirz (LAA). YOU’VE BEEN WARNED.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BERK: Thanks for the heads up! You have been advised.

  30. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey Grey what’s up!!! Recently you and the other guys told me to go for it on that trade, Corbin for Alex Rios.. I had Corbin.. Should i be regretting that trade or do you still agree with the trade?? Don’t worry i won’t be mad if there was a change in heart… Lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank Lynch: Rios is a top 20 OF, what’s to regret?

  31. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey Grey what’s up!!! Recently you and the other guys told me to go for it on that trade, Corbin for Alex Rios.. I had Corbin.. Should i be regretting that trade or do you still agree with the trade?? Don’t worry i won’t be mad if there was a change in heart… Lol

  32. Hondo says:
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    Kind of a repeat you must’ve missed in the previous that(or maybe grey hate me).Traded Reyes and Medlen for Strasburg.Need to clear room for Price(real soon it looks like) and actually prefer Franklin over Reyes at Asphalt Stadium.

    Thoughts?Would you have done it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hondo: You want to drop Reyes? What’s the question? Sorry, don’t follow

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        I traded Reyes and Medlen for Strasburg,

        Where does that rate on the stupo-meter?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s not terrible, you got a top 3 arm in baseball, for a #3 SP and a injury-prone SS…

          • Hondo says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks,picked up Prado with the empty spot for now.

  33. Futureman says:
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    Gotta sit one in a points league

    G Cole v Mil
    J Shields @ Min
    Capuano v Phil

    Your thoughts?

  34. Lob Ball says:
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    Would you drop Frazier for either BJ Upton or Lind?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

  35. tom says:
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    Wonder if Willingham is still hurt – 1 HR in last 30 days. Looking for HR’s and RBI. Drop him for Rasmus, Carter, Ibanez, Morse (after he comes back), Moreland or Gyorko (assuming he comes off DL today).

    Before you rule out Gyorko, from 5/1 to when he was hurt he has more HR/ab than all but Ibanez (SSS warning or is the power real?) plus he comes with better average (put the position flexibility asside for now — I have Prado for that). I guess I’m saying I’m leaning toward Gyorko but wanted to hear your thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly he is… Sure, Gyorko is fine

  36. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Drop wheeler, Locke or Parker for Erasmo?

    • The Thumb says:
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      @ChiliCheeseConey: Wheeler if he still hasn’t found the strike zone after his next start

  37. Jack says:
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    Waving hands !!!! (LOVE that movie!). Need to stream steals in H2H for tonight. If Raja starts should I grab him or Aviles (who is starting the 1st game and could easily play 2 games today)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Ha… Rajai

  38. Brooke says:
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    Hi Grey. I missed out on getting Griffin on waivers so I’m stuck with Gallardo, ugh. So I went on a blind double date last night. Great dinner at Nine Steakhouse and Playboy Club afterwords.

    The guy was cute and semi-interesting but he doesn’t follow Baseball and he has a cat. I figure I can work around the baseball issue but I’m having a hard time getting past the cat, I find it a bit strange and disturbing.

    Should I send him to the wire? Do single men in their early 30′s own cats? Am I over thinking this? I’m really confused. Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brooke: I wouldn’t date a man with a cat, but I don’t date men…

      • Brooke says:
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        @Grey: Ha Ha, very funny, I would hope not. I always thought men are supposed to own big German Shepards, not cats. I think my skepticism is warranted.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jayson Werth with a cat or Tom Arnold with a dog?

          • Brooke says:
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            Ha Ha, Good point. Werth for sure though I’d perfer Votto. Putting it that way makes me believe maybe the guy isn’t cute enough and it isn’t really the cat. I’m Jerry Seinfeld in a womans body…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You should give Prezz your digits, he hates cats

              • Brooke says:
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                @Grey: If that’s true then it’s the only agreement I’ve had with Barry over the years…Though I hear he does enjoy cats with a bowl of fried rice and curry.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Barry Wyndam?

                  • Brooke says:
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                    I was assuming you were refering to our Prezz Barry Soetoro…

                    • Prezz says:
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                      @Brooke: i like long innings on my starter, toothpicks and cant stand cats.. they remind me of rod beck.. pleased to meet you.

              • Prezz says:
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                @Grey: hate cats and love pussy… Brooke and i are a perfect match.. ill sit and flick toothpicks at her while telling her about bullpens in the 70′s…

                • Brooke says:
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                  Oh ok, this is Prezz. Well only if you tell me how you killed Prior and Wood and once used Volquez in the 18th in SD after throwing 8 innings two nights prior. Always curious…

                  • Prezz says:
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                    Ill show you my built in bullpen in my basement and explain over candlelight and cheeseburgers.. im so romantic..

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d spend all day listening to tales of George Foster

                  • Brooke says:
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                    I’m not into candles but I do adore In-N-Out Double-Doubles, animal style. If you can produce a picture of Joey Votto showering and his used jock strap I would meet you for burgers in a flash.

                    • Smokey

                      Smokey says:
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                      @Brooke: Are we talking about the same double double’s here, because I am currently breaking into Great American

                    • Prezz says:
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                      Wow, where have you been all my life? 4×4 animal style, animal fries, no onions and a large coke.. Then i sit in my managers chair feeling like im matt adams…

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @Brooke:

              Cats are way better than dogs. Dogs are complete morons. You have to have respect for an animal that has the good sense to ignore the instructions given by humans. You can leave a cat with a bowl of food and water for like a week and come back and the thing is still alive. A dog you gotta go out with it and a plastic bag every 3 hours or the thing loses its idiot mind.

              Here’s a picture of Paul Newman sewing and hanging with his cat:

              http://i2.listal.com/image/1247289/600full-paul-newman.jpg

        • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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          @Brooke: Don’t underestimate a man with a cat. He’s tapping into his mysterious and sentimental side.

          • Brooke says:
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            @Drexel: Women don’t want mysterious, guys do…

            • Matthew says:
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              @Brooke: Haha, I live in Vegas. Blind date? : ) haha. A woman who digs baseball, schaweet.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Brooke:

      he’s a momma’s boy .
      go get yourself a cowboy .

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Brooke: My roommate is a 30 year old with 3 cats. We all question many things about him.

      • Brooke says:
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        Rightfully so….

        • Birdog says:
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          @Brooke: dogs, beer, BBQ, no cats, no Barry soetoro, grey goose martinis, Eric church, baseball, Chics with ball caps, mmmmmmm….

        • Drongo McReddickbeard says:
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          @Brooke: It takes a girl to get such a long non-related thread going. I’m not single, and we’ve had a long-term mixed cat/dog family. If I was to find myself single again, and could only have one non-human around, I’d go cat. They are cool creatures , and WAY easier to take care of.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Brooke: i guarantee you it’s less rare to see guys with cat(s) than a woman of any age hanging out on a fantasy baseball site. But unlike a guys with cats, a dude seeing a woman interested in fantasy baseball wouldn’t be freaked out, just surprised.

  39. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    looking at the next month ahead, do you like Miller better than Simmons or Escobar, i want to say no, but those two have been hot crapola!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Over Simmons, and would give him a whirl over Alcides if I didn’t need steals

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: simmons needs to go from the corporate team

        On a side note I’m going vape shopping today at the discount store, internet pricing

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think I might go too, I have to get my haircut first though, my shizz is too feathered

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Re: If I didn’t need the steals. Yeah be really hard to live with out the 1 steal Alcides had in June. Lousy Royales.

        You should get Coug a shirt that says “I’m with Schmohawk”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          She has a Sparky Anklebiter shirt already…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: are you with a 5 foot cougar?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah…but well maybe 5 feet

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: that’s awesome, she fits in luggage

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah like Alfonso Soriano!

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @OaktownSteve: and grey can have a shirt that says Schmohawk

  40. MB says:
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    Ich over aoki?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MB: Yup

  41. Jack says:
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    P.S. Will Erasmo be on an innings limit at all? I would need him through 9/22.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Shouldn’t

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Jack:

      yeah .
      he’ll be limited to 5 or six innings per outing .

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @costaricanchata: yeah part deux:
        he’ll be limited to 9 innings per start (unless they go extras – but let’s be honest, he’ll probably be out of the game at that point)

  42. The Thumb says:
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    Drop Frazier to stream either Santiago or Nolasco? Then pick up the eraser tomorrow?

  43. Anal herschiser says:
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    Rather have au shizz and rendon or cano and Mitch moreland?

  44. brewtown says:
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    I need a 2nd catcher for ROS, best choice of these three?
    Jaso, Buck, Gattis

  45. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Short term (1-2 wks) MI play in OPS league–B. Miller or Dozier?

  46. SeanMcD says:
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    I’m thinking of offering Reyes for Ortiz. Fair?

  47. Pager24 says:
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    drop Wheeler for Erasmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait until Wheeler’s next start

  48. Mike says:
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    How about Rizzo and Soriano for Segura?
    He wants saves and RBI
    Is that enough to get Segura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: It’s fair if that’s Rafael Soriano

  49. Stashio says:
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    My Goldschmidt for Billy Butler and Ellsbury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Stashio:Eh, prefer to get cheaper steals…

  50. MB says:
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    5 keeper league

    was offered

    kinsler, dickey, rivera, cuddyer for braun and cano

    Do I dare do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  51. Dave says:
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    Grey – thanks for all you do… You seem to be very bullish on Cozart despite his being dropped to the 7 or 8 spot in the order. Are you expecting him to be moved back up or just think he will hit enough to be valuable down there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Nothing Dusty does with his lineup is permanent except for Votto and Phillips

  52. Chase says:
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    Guy proposed a trade to me. He gives Braun and Rizzo for my Kinsler and Evan Gattis. What to do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  53. Chris says:
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    hello Grey+:

    For RP:
    Do you like more Rex Brothers or Melancon, rotw?
    For Sp:
    Who you like more and in what order: Kluber, Porcello, Wade Davis or Chacin?

    Thanks a million

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melancon…. Kluber, Porcello

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes… I don’t like the trade

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I’m trying to maximize my value, I have Ike chillin, Papi in the Utility, Lind, Arendado, Panda, Chris Davis to cover the 1B/3B/CI spots, I think I can spare Gonzo to get me some saves and a starter. I like Mujica and balfour, but his SP’s above graza are Latos and Gio and it’s Kid A’s team, so I know I ain’t dealing with no dummy, not that that matters, but he’s a crafty SOB

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think you could do better or get cheaper saves

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: gotcha

  54. cashmoney says:
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    Grey

    12 teams 6×6 offensive K’s

    my Rizzo, Castro and Perez for Pujols and Matt Moore
    fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez who?

      • cashmoney says:
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        @Grey:
        Chris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is fair though

  55. AJ says:
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    Ohhhh Yeeaa!!!…. i was finally able to unload sum of my crowded OF and make my average pitching staff a little stronger without much damage to the O… traded D.Brown and Lind for Matt Latos…hopefully he holds up ROS with them mighty Reds…so have 1 spot to play with looking for speed….Looking at Blanco, Dyson, Ichiro, EYJ and keeping a close eye on Adam Eaton…thoughts, suggestions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young

  56. stonepie says:
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    swap lynn for aaron hill, move zobrist to short and trade segura for strasburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  57. Zeus says:
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    Fishing for saves in a 14 teamer. Who would you pick up and stash for saves given possible trades/ineffectiveness:Melancon, Peralta, Bastardo, Russell, Rondon, Ambriz, Dunn? Please rank, Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melancon, Bastardo

      • Zeus says:
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        You really think Grili is going to lose that job?@Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Possibly

  58. Gareth says:
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    Start which Shortstop for Week 14? Have to start only one.

    Castro, Starlin (SS) CHC R Home: 3 (PIT) Away: 3 (@OAK)
    vs A. Griffin (R)
    vs B. Colon (R)
    vs J. Parker (R)
    vs F. Liriano (L)
    vs C. Morton (R)
    vs J. Locke (L)

    OR

    Cabrera, Asdrubal (SS) CLE Home: 3 (DET) Away: 3 (@KC)
    vs L. Mendoza (R)
    vs J. Guthrie (R)
    vs J. Shields (R)
    vs R. Porcello (R)
    vs J. Alvarez ()
    vs D. Fister (R)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro

  59. Brooklyn Bomber says:
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    What do you think about trading Cano, Heyward and Jansen for Kershaw, Utley and Panda? Any chance Heyward is gonna rebound and have a monster second half?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Cano side

  60. mwmoose152 says:
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    always a great read.

    Who wins in this 10-team dynasty league?

    Freeman and Erasmo Ramirez

    For

    Mark Trumbo George Springer Homer Bailey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I lied, I’d go Trumbo on second thought, it is close though…

  61. Travis says:
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    Looking to add Erasmo or Cashner. Either addable over Wheeler, or Cole?

    Looking to add Bourjos or Zolio. Either addable over Myers, Marte, or Brown?

    I have Grili, considering stashing Melancon, any if the above folks droppable there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for right now

  62. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Erasmo over wheeler

    no one the OF’s

    stash Melancon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe after his next start, I’d hold Wheeler for one more

      • Travis says:
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        @Grey: who cut to stash melancon? Pitchers are:

        Chapman, Soriano, Grilli for closers; price, Minor, Cobb, Bailey, Garza, Johnson, Cole, Wheeler? I’m sort of leaning towards a starter due to inning cap in our league (1250).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cobb

  63. Zeus says:
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    Two windy city questions. What about Crain being moved and used as a closer? Also who closes in CHI when Gregg gets traded?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just went over Gregg… Crain isn’t gonna be a closer somewhere else

  64. AJ says:
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    Replace Kluber with Miguel Gonzalez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  65. Matt says:
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    6×6 with ops

    Pick 2

    Ich, Brantley, Kendrys, Rajai

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Needs matter, Ich, Brantley

  66. Parker says:
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    who you got :

    aoki blanco or bourjos

    and also Kuroda or homer bailey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki, Kuroda

  67. Thomas Mancini says:
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    12 team 6×6 Roto (QS and OPS) – JUpton and Masterson or Shields, Alex Gordon, and Aoki?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JUpton

  68. B.o.B says:
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    I asked you this question on the previous post…

    “So someone in my 10 team league has way too much pitching and (surprisingly) the worst offense I’ve ever seen. Their big dogs are Kershaw, Felix and Gio and are looking to deal ASAP. I have some offense to give.

    OF – Jones, Beltran, Rios, Marte (3 OF, 1 Util league)
    3B – Beltre, Encarnacion
    1B – Goldy, Encarnacion
    Rest of offense is Rosario, Cano, Asdrubal

    My P are as follows: Bumgarner, Cueto, Kuroda, Ryu, Gallardo, CJ Wilson, Gee and Peavy on the DL with Grilli, Romo, Jansen and Janssen as closers.

    Would you go after 1 of their pitchers? If so what do you feel are some fair trades you would do involving them and my offense? Or would you just hold? Thanks!”

    You responded with “Beltran, Rios or Edwin for Felix.” He denied Beltran for Felix saying he didn’t trust his 2nd half. I know he won’t do Rios for Felix so, just to clarify, you would offer Edwin for Felix if you were in my 10.5′s?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s simply fair

  69. Gareth says:
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    What do you think of this trade offer:

    I give Chase Utley, Man Bear Puig, Aramis Ramirez and Mark Reynolds

    I get Cliff Lee, Jered Weaver, Matt Carpenter and David Price

    • stonepie says:
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      @Gareth: take that and run

      • Gareth says:
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        @stonepie: I’m the one offering. I’m not hopeful.

        I’ve also sent an offer to another owner: Puig / Utley for Shields / Strasburg.

        My Theory is you gotta aim high first. They may just take it.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Gareth: Of course you’re doing the offering. So you’re hoping it gets accepted because you know you got the good end. Why do you need Razzball approval? Just curious. As you were.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sound solid

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Gareth:

      Bizarre trade. 3 players + P for 3 P + player. Really no context to judge it by. You’re giving up potentially the best player in the deal in Puig. Have to assume your O is super solid and your P is crappy.

    • Prezz says:
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      @Gareth: wow,awesome friiggin trade bro! Man you are so good at these 1v1 leagues its ridiculous! thanks for sharing!

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Prezz: Love ya Prezz

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Did I just see a <3 from Cram?

          • CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole says:
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            @Sky: I’m a happy drunk type.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              That scares me. Let’s never be in a room drunk together, we might make out accidentally. Yes, that was a drunk comment.

              • CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole says:
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                @Sky: I won’t let that happen. But a solid man-hug is more than likely.

  70. Crumpy says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Drop Cahill for Erasmo?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  71. JDW says:
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    What a Willtle Piece of Crap!!!

    Will Little – new umpire in the majors – is already revealing the douchebaggery of the umpire corps. This mini-punk got the first base call wrong on a head first slide by Manny Machado. Machado was SAFE after enduring a dangerous 1st base slide. Orioles protested to no avail. The VERY NEXT DAY this same Willchebag has homeplate duty. Machado says he foul – tipped, but Will Little calls him out. Machado, after yesterdays first base miss, basically calls the new young ump the douche that he is. Little Will throws him out of the game thus ending the longest active innings played streak by a major leaguer! Yup! Manny Machado had the most active innings of anyone anywhere. Little Will – you suck balls!!!

    • JDW says:
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      @JDW: That should read Wittle Piece of Crap!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, crazy

  72. Andrew says:
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    what are the best options out of this group to post OF4 numbers (better than the last bat in the lineup, willing to gamble a little bit for more upside) 10 team roto

    Ichiro
    Ibanez
    Hosmer
    Moustakas
    Konerko
    Rasmus
    L. Martin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  73. Nate says:
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    Only 1 1B and 1 util slot in my 15-team league (no CI) so it makes no sense to carry 3 1B… would you drop Hosmer (been bad, but shown a glimmer of hope the last few weeks) or Lind (cooling off and still sitting against lefties) to make room for Ike? I had the pleasure of owning him in the 2nd half last year and would love me more of that… thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  74. Travis says:
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    LaRoche, Lind, or Loney? I need Avg slightly more than HR, by Lind is cooling off so not sure what avg he’ll hit going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche

  75. Jack says:
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    Need K’s and W’s w/o killing rates ROS drop 2 of: Erasmo, Wheeler, Lackey, Garza and Kennedy.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Jack: Wheeler, Kennedy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lackey, Garza

  76. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: Todd Frazier has been in the dumps for a while now and I’m just wondering if you still see alot of upside in him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do, but I could see moving on for now…

  77. Win1forthe says:
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    Thanks for all of your help…

    ROS, I think I know the answer, but Erasmo or Morrow

    Also need some offense, suddenly hot Os. Arcia or Miller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo… Arcia

  78. Mike says:
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    Is Erasmo up yet?

    Drop Wheeler for him?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not yet

  79. THE SNOZZ says:
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    sit or start Miller vs A’s ? vs Bartolooooooooo

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @THE SNOZZ:

      I like Miller. Never know what will happen. Couple of data points: Miller has trouble getting deep into games and A’s really work counts. I think they still lead the league in walks. So there’s the possibility that he pitches pretty well but only goes 5 or 5 and a fraction. Other thing is the A’s left handed line up with Seth and Moss and even Sogard has been wearing out righties.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Ball will be flying out at the O with the weather, Albright.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m sure that’ll somehow hurt my teams…

  80. MattTruss223 says:
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    Reyes & Pence for Joey Bats. Which side you like there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence, it’s relatively fair

  81. Flag says:
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    Gray – What are your thoughts on the Jays rotation to start the week? They’re going with Dickey-Wang-Johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  82. JoeG says:
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    Another Ryu question: I give Moreland n Ryu for A.Jackson n Morneau. I could use a upgrade in the OF. And my other Starters are: Sale ,Wainwright,, Cole,Miner, Greinke,Kuroda and Erasmo Ramirez. Good deal for me getting Jackson and Morneau?
    deep mixed daily roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @JoeG: It was a good deal this morning when you asked it.

  83. Cam says:
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    Is it safe, at this point, to drop Brothers and Pesty, and if so, who goes first?

    I have Perez DL and Pesty and Brothers both active. Need to activate Perez so one has to go first.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brothers

  84. EK says:
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    Drop Cole or Santiago for Griffin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  85. Mr. Glass says:
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    for the love of god please dont let texas or baltimore get either garza or yoga just trade them to the NL West nice big ball parks, facing pitchers, not having to go against Chris Davis or the AL East

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  86. Prezz says:
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    The numbers are back. Think its my phone being laggy.. i like it tho.. im starting a protest for numbered comments. You know how my protests go… Sticks and fire..

    • Prezz says:
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      Dont believe me… Its okay! Im just crazy ol dusty.

  87. Mister Buttastic says:
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    Got offer, I give choo, wainwright, and s. Castro and receive prince fielder, Evereth Cabrera and leonys Martin. Pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine if you can lose pitching and need hitting…

  88. Duke says:
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    In an OBP league where I’m first in HR and fifth in SB I have been offered Kemp for Cespedes. Who do you like ROS? Alternatively, could grab Eric Young / Rajai / stash Eaton for some SAGNOF and drop Wil Myers. Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cespedes… Hold Myers

  89. Per your earlier stance on Rondon, he just got called up. This change your thinking any?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was saying that knowing he was called up…

  90. Van Hammersly says:
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    Grey, never change, brotha! I look forward to these Buy/Sells all week.

    Today, AJ Mass said that he would drop Jason Heyward to make room for Scutaro in an NL-Only league. You can’t make that ish up! Glad we have your prudent advice and not the stuff that’s spewed by other analcysts out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHAHAHA that made my weekend, thank you!

  91. OaktownSteve says:
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    Paging Trevor Bauer, please report to the woodshed. Trevor Bauer to the woodshed, please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  92. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    The Bauer Bomb has been dropped…

  93. costaricanchata says:
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    putting the over/under on mets’ errors @ 2 … for tonight’s game .

  94. Chris says:
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    If you had to pick one hitting prospect for keepers for next year who would it be: top 3…
    (is Oscar Tavarez still an option?)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should ask Scott…

  95. costaricanchata says:
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    trevor bauer has no ear lobes .
    alien ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      From the planet Andrelton?

  96. JoeG says:
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    My A.Jackson offer was rejected. What about Ryu and Moreland for Kemp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kemp

  97. Hondo says:
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    Strong storms and power outages in DC/Maryland.Might want to check the situation out before starting any Orioles,Nats are in NY,not sure what’s up there yet.

    If the power would stay on it would be easier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why couldn’t that happen last night?

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        Definite power outage with Beltre and Cano in NY last night.

        They hate me :(

  98. Los Locos says:
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    In a previous question I asked I have seager/beachy for rios/kluber – rate that deal (that owner does have Holland, Hudson)

    I have cole, miller, altuve, 3rd rd pick for beltran, verlander 6th rd pick

    or is there a player/players I should go for? My needs are power.

    You said rios side n verlander side, so I’m getting ripped off?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know what side is yours, I told you what side I’d want

  99. Cam says:
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    Yo:

    Rank these SP:
    Erasmo
    Hector santiago
    Kluber
    Lackey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, Lackey

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey: I didn’t expect Lackey over Erasmo! If Erasmo was up now, would you take him over Lackey?

        Best guess at how many W’s for Lackey and Erasmo (again, assume Erasmo was up now – 1/2 the season).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, if he were up right now…

  100. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Grey, feel free to give me a virtual back hand to the face for this question:

    Keeper league, where I have two top notch OFs already and need steals badly to compete this year…would you trade Justin Upton for Jean Segura. I know i know, Segura was a sell a week or two ago and Upton was a buy last year. I’m stupid…but with OF being so deep, my replacement OF is better than Alcides at SS who isn’t stealing because he’s a jerk. Since it’s a keeper league does this make a little more sense to do?

    Bracing for virtual back hand pimp slap to face…

    • Shake N Bacon says:
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      Upton was a buy last *week

      whoops.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on circumstances

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Grey: Yeah. I’m a little uneasy about the deal. I may hold off for a while longer to see what J-up does and how much more Segura cools off.

        Thanks for the reply Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  101. Granted, it was the PCL, but Dustin Ackley put up some serious numbers with nice plate discipline. He claims” that he has it figured out mentally now. Your thoughts on his outlook now that he’s back? He was a pretty big prospect not long ago and is still young…hard to think hes a lost cause.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Like to see him do something in the major leagues first

  102. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Price to return Tues. vs. Astros! Well worth the agonizing wait.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m biting my nails already…

  103. ferris says:
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    a few quickies

    (1) Rutledge or cozart on days where both are playing going forward

    (2) rank belt, rendon, r weeks on days where all are playing going forward

    (3) was going to start g cole (v. MIL) tonight but thinking about sitting due to rain delay issues and effect on possible W

    thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Cozart… Rendon… Sure, sit him…

  104. J-Lef says:
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    what a complete pool of shart this bauer/santiago matchup is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  105. costaricanchata says:
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    was happy about not starting bauer tonight .
    not happy about picking up and streaming santiago in 2 other leagues .

    in keeping with the (new) true american spirit , am looking for someone else
    to blame for my actions .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Santiago makes me never want to visit Chile or it chili…

  106. 'Topes says:
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    Drop Ackley for Miller? Who do you think has better ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  107. Matthew says:
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    I’m not good at streaming.

    Thank you Hector Santiago!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  108. bossmanjunior says:
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    @Grey

    1) What’s going on with Grilli? Hasn’t pitched in 5 days so it a possible injury or just a bump in the road?

    2) Drop Melancon for Pestano now or wait until Perez converts a save?

    3)

    4) Could Hernandez see save opps? Gibson said he isn’t sure how he’s going to use Lutz and Bell has struggled lately.

    5) I’ve been platooning Frazier with Choo versus LHP, otherwise sitting on my bench. Knowing this, should I still hold Frazier or drop for: Arenado, Ichiro, EY, Martin, LaRoche, Hosmer, Joyce

    6) Which streamer you like the best tomorrow: Blanton @HOU, Kennedy @ATL, Gee vWAS, Ubaldo @CHW

    7) Still holding Rollins or dropping for: Mills, Asdrubal, Scutaro, Alexei, Aybar

    Sorry for all the questions. Have a great weekend, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) I just wrote about Grilli

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @bossmanjunior: .
      2,hold melancon (how is pestano still out there, guessing someone else dropped recently)
      4.probably not
      5. guessing arenado and martin might be better.
      6. would’ve said gee if in time
      7. guessing grey says asdrubal’s better than rollins, not the others though.

  109. Tom says:
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    It’s hard to measure your love of these pitchers but I will try. Is the right rank: Kluber, Erasmo, Wacha, Wheeler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha’s last

  110. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    OB league : Do you start an 8th hitting McLouth or leadoff hitting Jackson tonight? Hitter-tron doesn’t like Jackson but it has McLouth going against Phelps and not CC.

    Runs are a close cat and Im down a SB.

  111. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    In my minor league roster (4 players with less than 1 year of experience), I’m thinking about for next year who might be a nice call-up, I’ve got Hultzen, Cingrani, Arenado and Biddle. Is Brad Miller worth dropping any of those? I’m thinking Hultzen so basically my question is Hultzen for B. Miller (not the sweet shooting big man who played for the Bulls a couple years ago)? It’s a keeper league and I’ll be keeping Segura unless he totally falls off, so Miller would either be pure trade bait or as a security blanket.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  112. Tommy Gunn says:
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    Porcello Kluber Santiago. Great pitching week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope it was H2H…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BTW, I had them all go too, I’m sitting on the ledge of a tall building…

      • Tommy Gunn says:
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        @Grey: no head to head. Points. Lost about 6 of them cause of those 3 tools. good thing I have upton and heyward lighting up my offense. got room on that ledge?? f’n a man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, you can take the corner, it’s too sturdy for me

  113. Seever says:
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    Trade my Verlander for J Upton?
    12 team. 10×10 OPS league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Upton

  114. Los Locos says:
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    I get rios kubler for seager beachy

    I get verlander Beltran 6th rd pick for altuve cole miller 3rd pick

    So I make out?

    In a previous question I asked I have seager/beachy for rios/kluber – rate that deal (that owner does have Holland, Hudson)

    I have cole, miller, altuve, 3rd rd pick for beltran, verlander 6th rd pick

    or is there a player/players I should go for? My needs are power.

    You said rios side n verlander side, so I’m getting ripped off?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How are you getting ripped off if you are getting the sides I said I preferred?

  115. black & white says:
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    is my alex rios too much for his travis wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  116. bossmanjunior says:
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    Was that too many questions to get answered?

    Btw…David Price is set to start Tuesday!

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @bossmanjunior:

      I’ll take the hint. Thanks …

  117. AJ says:
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    OMG freakin Santiago got slammed!! No Mas…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I know

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: time to drop for Erasmo, eyeing Burnett!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it

    • J-Lef says:
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      @AJ: after santiago struck out the side in the first, i was grinning. then the longer the bottom half went on, the more i began to sense that the shart was on its way. he’s been the kind of pitcher to get knocked out of rhythm really easily and a big inning is just another way that happens.

      • AJ says:
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        @J-Lef: yea seriously…guess Peavys job is safe lol

  118. brewerfan says:
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    I was offered Ryu, Cuddyer, and Andrus for Latos. Worth it for me? 12 team H2H Redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take the three players if you need the depth, difference between Ryu and Latos isn’t that huge…

  119. Greyismyhero says:
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    A. Cabrera or N. Franklin ROS?? If Cabrera do I drop Franklin or Joyce for him? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal… Franklin

  120. McSmitty says:
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    THANK YOU for getting rid of that Denis Farina meets pervert daiquiri-slinger photo and going back to the classic style. That is all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  121. Hondo says:
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    Looks like the Orioles are going to be missing the storms for the rest of the night,sorry for the bad advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No worries

  122. bobbo says:
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    Drop McCann for VMart / Arencibia / Castro or hold? League includes BB’s as a 6th cat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  123. abdoozy says:
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    Holy guacamole, this is apparently the week I’m going for the Worst ERA and Whip Possible title. My starts this week so far:
    Grienke 5.14 / 1.86
    Saunders 32.40 / 4.20
    Lynn 4.70 / 1.17
    Kluber 11.57 / 2.57
    Cole 27.00 / 5.00 (so far)
    Ryu 1.35 / 1.80

    18 strikeouts, 1 W and 1 QS between the six of them.
    FMFBBL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was just laughing hysterically at my ERA and WHIP this week… I have a 3.69…WHIP! (Today)

      • abdoozy says:
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        @Grey: Man, I thought I was hurting.. I’m sitting on a WHIP of 1.875 right now. All of a sudden I feel better.

        I’m just blaming the whole thing on Greinke.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I blame Greinke, Santiago, Wheeler, Cole… In fact, I’ve dropped all but Wheeler and Greinke in the last ten minutes

          • abdoozy says:
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            @Grey: I was hoping Cole’s inability to strike out guys was a carefully conceived plot to gradually unleash his full arsenal.. I’m coming to the conclusion that he’s just incapable of missing bats.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Or at least at this point in his career, it’ll come I’m sure, but I can’t wait around in the one league where I lost him…

              • abdoozy says:
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                @Grey: Thank god I have Scherzer tonight.. He’ll save us.. Right?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I’d start him anywhere… Though with how our luck has gone, I’ll cross my fingers for you

                  • Abdoozy says:
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                    @Grey: oh yeah, forgot to mention, I started Capuano tonight.. SON told me to.. Oy vey..

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, yeah, so did I! My team gave up 18 runs in 17 innings…

  124. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    f’ing library computer told me it “saved” mccutchen being in my lineup, now somehow he’s not. So i’m now rooting for a certain library to either get firebombed, or at least let my first round pick go 0-4, as i’m in a near deadlocked battle this week in the 16 team league, in offense anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oops

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: yahoo strikes again, too, as once i didn’t get cutch in due to computer’s b.s. i still could’ve put in colvin instead of choo, but it specifically said, even had a note and the X over Colvin, saying that Fowler WAS starting today. But he didn’t, Colvin did.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: FIREBOMBED. I probably will lose homers in that league anyway, but i am barely winning rbi’s (only 1 instead of 4 now),would’ve been winning average (losing by .015 now), losing hits by 1. AHHHHHHHHH!

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: i should’ve went 5-7-1 instead went 5-8 due to losing 3 mccutchen rbi’s on friday. Very unlikely to cost money at end of season….

  125. Jason says:
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    Been offered my pick of Jones ($18) or Craig ($13) for Marte ($6). (hold over costs) I’m good on steals in my league short on power stats. Leaning towards… Hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  126. B.J. says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Trade Carlos Santana to get David Price in a 12 team H2H. I’d scoop Sal Perez off the wire to man my C spot. Do it or pass?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do it

  127. Jason says:
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    Longo has left the building!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wish Santiago would’ve left the building before starting

    • EmporersMonkey says:
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      @Jason: Did he get hurt? WTF happened? I see he is out of the game.

  128. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    looks like erlin was put down. But i want to check, as Yahoo’s iffy info at all times. If so, grab blanton for next start at Hou. This is 16 teamer where i’m losing era/whip/losses by large margin’s so need to hold wins/k’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see news about Erlin being sent down… He was suppsed to though

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: yahoo’s got the “NA” on him as of right now. No note indicating it’s “official” though.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @goodfold2: well it did 25 minutes ago, not now. good yahoo’s shitty.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  129. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    How did I miss the conversation with the girl reader. That was going to turn into the biggest strikeout fest since dunn met Reynolds at the batting cages. Chicks usually love me….I got the honesty thing and eye contact going for me. “Hey jack, do these pants make me look fat? Nope, your ass does.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Eye contact with what?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: with their eyes of course, I’ve checked them out long before I actually talk to them

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I think Brooke might be watching too much Catfish though, Prezz better be careful…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: Catfish?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The documentary… Think it’s on Netflix, you should check it out…

              • Prezz says:
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                @Grey: hahaha! Naww, you know im faithful to molly!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, you’re taken by girl reader number 4…

  130. So Sayeth I says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Long question but stay with me, I have to make sure I’m not crazy. I’m dead last in a 14 team keeper and planning to blow it up for next year. Keeper cost (6 max) is a draft pick +1 the original draft round with a FA costing a last (20th) round pick and an original first round costs a 1st and a 4th rounder.

    For example my possible keepers next year will be (cost to keep in parenthesis) as their stock has risen the most
    Goldy (5th), Shelby Miller (17th), Iwakuma and/or wheeler (both 20th), Gyroko (16th)

    Just how much should I overpay to go after players like Puig (20th), Myers (12th), Tavaras (20th), Profar (20th) etc, who are all on contending teams? I don’t see the value of keeping a McCutch (1st and 4th) or other high draft picks unless they are playing at least 1-2 picks above what their original draft position was. And (from my positioning in my league) clearly most of my higher draft picks have not panned out.

    Long story short If I offered McCutch (1st and 4th) straight up for Puig/another rookie, or even paired him with someone ie Soriano (9th) and completely overpaid, I’m not completely crazy right? I feel like I’d be getting a massive return in 2014 draft value, which would then save my higher picks to pay “market” value for the better players. Of those 4 rookies above, who would you target for 2014?

    Or maybe I just have Puig-Fever. Where’s Farrell with the cowbell when you need it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy at all… Who would I target? You already targeted Puig didn’t you?

  131. fitz says:
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    kipnis so hot right now, kipnis

  132. fitz says:
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    still trying to figure out why you throw Miguel Cabrera anything remotely near the strike zone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good question

    • Jason says:
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      @fitz: otherwise people start hanging chickens in the out field.

  133. Jason says:
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    Browns over bears 14-9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s the first number of my ERA

  134. goodfold2 says:
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    now that sweeney’s become a buy, should we drop colvin for him, or are any of these better:
    mercer/venable/denorfia/ransom/beckham/shuck. biggest weakness is RBI’s/avg/total bases.
    rest of offense is (1 util spot, h2h league)
    zunino (probably close to reaquiring ruiz for him, maybe next when next week starts)
    goldy
    rutledge/dj lemahieu both for 2b and backups at 3rd/ss
    aramis
    aybar
    mccutchen
    j-up
    choo
    arcia
    colvin
    gyorko
    one or more of these have to be dropped when gyorko comes back. it’ll be colvin anyway at that point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Colvin for him

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: i’ll likely grab mcallister for dl spot when gyorko comes back too. he seems most useful Dl’ed guy in league. this is 16 teamer. i’m guessing bryan roberts is worse than my 2b crew. or is cervelli a better DL stash if i’m exceeding weak at catcher all year? Any time table for cervelli?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        They’re all bad… Just stash McAllister until someone else appears

  135. B.o.B says:
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    Carl Crawford expected back next Friday. Do you like him more than Victorino or Crisp going forward? 10 team, H2H league with OBP instead of Avg…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey: Which to drop for Crawford?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oops… More than Crisp…

          • B.o.B says:
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            @Grey: Thanks creepy ass cracker! (George Zimmerman trial reference)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Awesome!

  136. goodfold2 says:
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    some dipshit opp took till fri, when he’s down 8-0-4 to bench dozier for stanton. But he just moved Dozier to 2B and benched Uggla. This was intentional too, as he did adjust other parts of his roster daily.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odd

  137. Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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    Knee jerk reaction time.
    Longoria is hurt. If it’s serious, who is the best 3B to pick up?
    Francisco, Rendon, Chavez or Dominguez?

    I really, really, hope it’s not serious.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dominguez

  138. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    that wasn’t an easy choice, doesn’t look like the best one now, benching 1 of myers/machado/brown. I picked Myers today due to brown being hot, even though he’s playing a lefty. damn

  139. Eric W says:
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    Solid 2/3 of an inning out of Bauer, as a sub par Knuckleball pitcher in high school I feel sympathetic watching a guy get blown up like that (as long as he is not on my team). I am going to go find the bar before I start having flashbacks.

    happy friday razzball

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, you too!

  140. Jack Burton says:
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    2nd shortstop…should I drop not so Iron Mike Aviles for Brad Miller?

    • Jack Burton says:
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      @Jack Burton: ps…I have plenty of power but C. Carter’s average isn’t helping me. Would a returning Ike be much of a potential upgrade for me? Respect the stache yo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Miller

  141. costaricanchata says:
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    haha .
    when i left , it was 5 – 5 in chicago .

    btw … nice job , rios .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it got ugly

  142. Bryan says:
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    Should I accept this offer? I trade Josh Hamilton and get Mariano Rivera and Michael Bourne.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it

  143. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    now the idiot manager at KC, instead of moving hosmer down, puts perez in 5 hole, moves hosmer up to 3rd. WTF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s how it’s been

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: the way hosmer played today, i guess he looks like genius, but every other day of the year that’d be real stupid.

  144. Jason Katnip says:
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    Cingrani time 3.0?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks that way…

  145. MattH says:
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    Happy Friday. Starling Marte is awesome. Cubs and Cards playing late. That’s all I got.
    Thanks, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem

  146. Nightpandas says:
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    Allen Craig vs Aramis Ramirez, who do you like more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Craig

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: damn shame, as i went into this year, it really looked like aramis was a cheaper, almost stats similar beltre. Near same age, rbi’s are similar, aramis hits was to hit for a slightly lower average, not that much bigger injury risk, like 3 rounds or more lower. Shit, if i knew it was like this i could’ve got craig probably 3 rounds lower than aramis, even in a league with all st. louis people.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Aramis looks like he got old though…

  147. goodfold2 says:
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    sure is nice not to be playing against absolutely anybody from either CLE or WSOX.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  148. Dan says:
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    I am looking to make a deal with another owner. Posey, Beltre, and Verlander are the players I am most interested in.

    Would you trade Puig, Kipnis, R.Zim for Beltre and Posey? What about if I added J.Zim and he added Verlander?

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

    SP: Felix, J-Z, Bumgarner, Greinke, Latos, Cole, Kluber
    RP: Perkins, Parnell, Reed
    DL: Perez

    • Dan says:
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      @Dan: I’m in a 10 team league and there is a decent amount of solid bats I can pick up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis and Puig for Beltre and Posey or Kipnis and Zimm… Forget Verlander

  149. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Erasimo or wheeler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo if Wheeler doesn’t look good in his next start, Erasmo was up I’d say him now

  150. MasterofGrond says:
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    Love that Rajai SAGNOF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  151. arbit says:
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    Accept this?

    Rizzo for janssen (blue jays)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rizzo

      • arbit says:
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        @Grey: done, now if you could rank these potential backups ros:

        Howard, morse, laroche, I would be a happy man.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          LaRoche, Howard

  152. MattH says:
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    I didn’t realize I was starting Cingrani in Texas tonight. I thought he was my perfect compliment to Smyly and Cecil. Hope he settles in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You could have yourself a nice starter now

      • MattH says:
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        @Grey: Ya, was hoping for that too. Third time’s the charm.

  153. JP says:
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    Still think i should hold on trading reyes for price? What if i can get Price + a bat in return? He has harper.. so maybe i can add a bat on my end and do that..
    have a great weekend in advance greymundo
    10 team h2h yahoo:
    vmart
    au shizz
    kipnis
    miggy
    reyes
    cutch
    BJ
    Pac Man
    Blanks

    Cole
    Gosh Johnson (dropping him)
    Waino
    Greinke
    Kluber
    JoFer
    YoGa
    the shark
    erasmo ramirez
    nathan
    perkins
    benoit
    melancon
    pineda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Price and Harper as long as you’re not giving up too much… Maybe Upton? Blanks? YoGa? Benoit?

      • JP says:
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        @Grey:

        thx dude.. he has a ton of pitching so i dont think yoga will get it done… but im going to push for upton or blanks..

  154. Frank White says:
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    Hey do you still think Porcello is a good pickup to keep on a lineup, Not just to stream?

    • Frank White says:
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      oh 10 team mixed h2h points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For one more start, at leats, yeah

  155. jason batteiger says:
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    capuano vs eovaldi? got cap for today, could wait till end of start tonight to get eovaldi, or grab now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait for the start

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: i’m sorry, this is the kind of league where i already get capuano’s stats today (unless i bench him) just by having owned him at some point today after like 1:00 AM, so the question really related to which is better going forward after this week….but since Cap’s only really been decent since he returned from that injury (what 2 starts), and now, as i speak, he’s loaded bases with no outs.

        • jason batteiger says:
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          @jason batteiger: capuano is now possibly gonna take what was a really likely 12-0 sweep into maybe like 10-2 or 11-1. Embarrassment of riches. He seems to have remembered who he was preinjury. Maybe he had amnesia for a few weeks, cured it today banging his head in shower.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he wasn’t decent tonight, so you can lose him…

  156. bossmanjunior says:
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    Which streamer you like the best tomorrow: Blanton @HOU, Kennedy @ATL, Gee vWAS, Ubaldo @CHW

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee

  157. Hey Grizzle — wanting to package Butler and Weaver for either Freeman or Rizzo in a keeper. Thoughts? Also have Cueto but I think he just shredded up his lat again the dickhead, He’s right, he totally doesn’t need to change his windup or anything…

  158. costaricanchata says:
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    thank you george brett .

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      1st … moustakas

      and now , hosmer !!

  159. Matt says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m in a 16 team keeper league. I’m in contention right now but I have a ton of good keepers. I am keeping profar and Carlos Martinez as my rookies and I can also keep 5 veterans. I have tulo, freeman, bruce, bumgarner, moore, j zimmermann and iwakuma. I’m trying to trade a few to make a push for the playoffs, any thoughts on who to trade? I was thinking tulo because I’ll have profar next year at ss but I need another opinion

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Tulo will get you the most…

  160. Matt says:
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    II’m in a 16 team keeper league. I’m in contention right now but I have a ton of good keepers. I am keeping profar and Carlos Martinez as my rookies and I can also keep 5 veterans. I have tulo, freeman, bruce, bumgarner, moore, j zimmermann and iwakuma. I’m trying to trade a few to make a push for the playoffs, any thoughts on who to trade?

  161. Birdog says:
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    Better DL stash: Peavy or Ogando?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ogando

      • Birdog says:
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        @Grey: I thought you might say that. So I’ve got one DL spot and peavy is currently in it. Drop him for Ogando or lose Milone, Kluber, or Cashner and carry two DL’d guys, peavy and Ogando?

        Thanks, by the way….

        • Birdog says:
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          @Birdog: I already carry more SP’s than most in my league. My offense is great so I carry very little bench spots. In first place by a large margin. 12 team mixed redraft h2h. If that helps….

          • Birdog says:
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            @Birdog: meant to say I carry very few bench bats

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose Milone for him

  162. mhfella says:
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    So Harvey goes 7 innings, 3 hits, no walks, 11 Ks and leaves with a 4-1 lead. Any chance I can get a win there? Nope. No chance. Guess I should be happy about the other stats, but geez, he has like 2 Ws since the middle of April. Yep, I’m officially a whiner.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @mhfella: i guarantee you kershaw keeper owner’s can tell ya really long version of that story.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better than owning Santiago, Capuano and Nolasco tonight

  163. CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole says:
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    Draftkings is fun youz. Anyone else do it?

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Birdog: I’m in 3rd at the moment. Top 10 doubles money so I guess I’m in the clear. The leader played 6 Mets bats. Retarded stuff but exciting if you like that one day fix.

        • jason batteiger says:
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          @CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole: a lot of the time the guy who wins picks like 6 or more from an offense that just simply went crazy, even if it isn’t a great matchup. enough people are doing it with pretty much any team at any time. Kinda like doing crazy aggressive shit in poker tournament and either going out in first 2 hours or amassing retarded big stack.

          • CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole says:
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            @jason batteiger: Ha. That’s exactly what I thought of….like a guy going all in with a 2/7 on the first hand and drawing a full house.

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole: however, playing a sane strategy and looking for value picks that are cheap will most def be the best way to cash in any event, even if you don’t win it. Another decent way to send up your chances of both winning AND breaking even is to pick 2 teams of similar type (esp both having the same ace pitcher, but only one), so if one team cashes, you’ve broken even. Of course, if you lose you’ll lose twice as much. But it’s pretty hard (again, make sure most of the players on these 2 teams are the same, but guys you really like that day) to have neither of 2 teams get at least 10th out of 40 or less people. this really assumes at least 1 of your pitchers really was a top 2 or 3 guy that day.

              • CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole says:
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                @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: All good. I’ve got it figured out. Im in 5th so I should place unless crazy shizz happens during the night games. That guy starting 6 Mets is just nutty.

                • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                  @CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole: the one time i had a decent shot to get 2 teams in top 10 the guy who won had like 7-8 pit hitters. i ended up getting like 7th and 15th or so.

  164. Jon says:
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    So Tommy Hunter with the 2-inning save tonight. Is he a guy I should be looking to add? (I’ll admit I don’t know what’s been going on in Balt’s bullpen.) Add him over Tazawa?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Jon:

      no .
      johnson pitched mon , tues , and wed .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, over Tazawa

  165. goodfold2 says:
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    smyly was used for the last out of the 8th today, after al al started the inning, even though there was only 1 guy on 2nd, with a 3 run lead. This seems to indicate smyly as setup man, right? Or at least matchup sharing it with AL AL. now let’s just get a benoit “strained” elbow or something like that.

  166. costaricanchata says:
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    hosmer …. part deux !!

  167. Tack The Kack says:
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    Hey Grey, which side of a Cano/McCutchen trade would you want to be on? Thanks for all the great work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano, it’s fair, depends on needs

  168. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Lemahieu, Plouffe, Francisco, or Dominguez to cover 3B until Longoria returns?

    Thanks!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Bernie Brewer: depends on needs. Dj gets a much better avg and steals. Dominguez gets homers/rbi’s but’ll go cold as shit for weeks at a time. Roto i’d take Dominguez on total value due to homers, h2h some weeks he’ll do nothing at all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dominguez

  169. Nico says:
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    Matt Dominguez or Nolan Arenado for a short term (hopefully!) pickup due to Longoria’s injury? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  170. costaricanchata says:
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    cedeno …. what an idiot .
    threw the game away .

  171. costaricanchata says:
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    reddick jersey night … july 13th in oakland .

    now , your red-neck brother-in-law is not the only one with bragging rights .

  172. CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole says:
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    I’ve been waiting a half hour for Shelby to get out of the 2nd inning. Yikes….sighhhhh

  173. goodfold2 says:
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    what was almost inconceivable just 3 hours ago. I was losing era by like 3.5 (thanks milone/smyly/porcello/kluber); but now with iwakuma/miller/nolasco being on my opp’s team today, it’s down to around 1 run exactly. Miller actual could have been worse as he left with 2 guys on and 2 outs, allowed 5 in 1.6666 innings. Problem is my only starters for rest of week are porcello/milone/kendrick/gee, could also pickup blanton. his are stults/verlander/liriano/lee. Fake hope looks like here.

  174. Dumerville says:
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    Matt Moore ERA RoS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3.70

  175. goodfold2 says:
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    15 runs were scored in the 2 different 1st innings of both WSOX-CLE games today. Wow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think I have all of them on my fantasy teams too

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: you may have played quintana/santiago, but you didn’t play bauer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I played Capuano and Nolasco, I win

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: No i was asking i you played quintana/santiago, but not bauer. I don’t own any of them. I didn’t get to santiago in time or didn’t have room when he got rotation spot back. I did play Capuano in a league, turns out i’m a nice guy and didn’t like the 1.4 era lead and the near .16 whip lead so i turned the whip into .02 lead, and era into a .41 lead. still could sweep that guy though. Nolasco/Miller turned my opp’s era lead from 3.5 down to less than 1, but i have way worse starts for rest of week than him.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @goodfold2: nolasco/miller owning opp is different league. The one where i played kluber/milone/porcello.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, gotcha

  176. Jason Katnip says:
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    Almighty Albright, since you’re still in the building, Reddick or Nava ROS?

    Disominic Brizzown is hot again meboy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nava

  177. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    And Aybar just keeps hitting. Been very nice lately…thanks for recommending to hold when I was beyond frustration with him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  178. Jason Katnip says:
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    Yo Grizey, why did my boy Rex Brothers get the save tonight? Wasn’t Betancourt activated?

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @Jason Katnip: Do you use yahoo? If so, they goofed. He came in with a 4 run lead, and gave up a solo shot to Posey in the 9th. Should get fixed.

        • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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          @Jason Katnip: Ha, sorry man. Yahoo seems to be having some issues lately with scoring and whatnot. They get it fixed, but still it’s a bit frustrating. Also, up until tonight they still had the DL tag by Moreland’s name…lol.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Easing him back in to the role

  179. low walk high k says:
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    Ok these Puig deals are gettin a lil out of hand lol. I was offered cano for my Puig and eovaldi. Its a dynasty league and my guys are 22 & 23 and cano is 30 but this still has to be a no brainer rt?? Wow lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, take Cano

  180. Jason Katnip says:
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    oh Shizz, also: Mini Donkey or Arenado ? Which one to add for my fill in while Prado dumps his pants. Or is it tomato tomahto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

    • Jason Katnip says:
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      Add my SAGNOF special, DJ LeMaheiu to that list, and you have yet to mention him.

  181. Jason Katnip says:
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    FATOLO COLON for AL Cy Young

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  182. AJ says:
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    Who to stream 2marro?…..Gee vs Wsh (Jordan)…Jimenez @ CWS (Axlerod) ..Turner vs SD (Stults)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee

  183. TRJFT says:
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    Drop any of these guys to get Eric Chavez off the DL: Aramis Ramirez, Brandon Moss, or Mitch Moreland?

    The league counts OPS instead of average and also counts hitter K’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop Chavez

  184. TRJFT says:
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    Drop any of these guys to get Eric Chavez off the DL: Aramis Ramirez, Brandon Moss, or Mitch Moreland?

    The league counts OPS instead of average and also counts hitter K’s.

  185. Allan says:
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    Grey,
    I need a streamer tomorrow. What do you think about Jordan vs the mets? His minor league numbers look straight out of a video game this season. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just went over Jordan

  186. The Thumb says:
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    Grey,

    Have you seen the article by Stephen Brown on bleacher report titled “Big Name Fantasy Vets To Drop”?

    Once the author suggested dropping Heyward and Starlin, I realized how thankful I am to have found Razzball.

    Stay awesome and have a great weekend!

    PS, would it be bad to email that article to everyone in my league under the heading: Great Fantasy Advice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! You too…

  187. chunk says:
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    Alexei Beckham or Miller for MI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alexei

  188. chunk says:
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    Hello, ollie perez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Only thing to go right for me today…

  189. goodfold2 says:
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    Colvin made contact, got 2 hits, singles. And Fowler should be back soon. Need Rbi’s this week so i picked up sweeney (dropped colvin) to fill in for choo’s .211 hitting ass in last 44 games. other than his homers choo really doesn’t get rbi’s, and i’m near dead in runs.

  190. goodfold2 says:
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    right when i started whining about how BOS never gets saves just after i pick up their Japanese closers, BAM! Koji 3 in 3 days. Nice.

    • Hondo says:
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      @goodfold2:

      Yep-my quick on the switch pickup is looking awesome,although I guess at 38 y.o. I’d be nuts to expect 4 in a row.

  191. jason batteiger says:
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    franklin/perez. both rule.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  192. Warren says:
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    Potential double blockbuster. In the end I come out with:

    Kershaw and Upton

    vs. having right now:

    Price and Stanton

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw side

  193. Johnny B says:
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    Would you guys trade Tulo For Matt Cain in a non keeper if you needed pitching but are running Prado as your SS or hold? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cain

  194. Kyle says:
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    Grey what do you think of giving Machado and Corbin for Longoria in a roto redraft league? I’m in 2nd place but last in HR catagory so I’m considering it but it feels like its a bit too much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Longo

  195. SteveNZ says:
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    Rutledge.

    *Shakes head sadly*

  196. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    reed yet on hot seat? seems like he’s been screwing up for a while now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if he keeps blowing games…

  197. Tecmoballz says:
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    trade $3 alex cobb for $5 kyle gibson in al only?

    • Q says:
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      @Tecmoballz:
      Assuming that your $ values indicate this is a keeper league, no way I give up Cobb. Was lights out before he got hurt, Gibson is a complete unknown. Given that Cobb is cheaper, think it’s a no brainer to keep Cobb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  198. Wilsonian says:
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    With the Longoria injury, I’m being forced to play both Altuve and Utley. Do I hang on to both or drop one for Hosmer?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  199. Nightpandas says:
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    Trade Kinsler for Longo? Thinking about next year with my 9 keepers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  200. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: 12 Man h2h standard league – still in need of HR and AVG on my team
    Should I trade Zimmermann for Allen Craig, Justin Upton, Cuddyer? Cuddyer has been beasting
    .351avg .402obp .597slg .999ops

    My team currently Sal P – Votto- infante- machado – cozart- adam jones- markakis – fowler – bautista- juan Francisco – bourjos- dmurphy – tori hunter-

    SP – pettitte- zimmermann – cashner- cole – matt moore- Kendrick – erasmo – zack mccal- peavey

    Should I be ok if I trade Zimmermann??? Who would you target out of jupton, cuddyer, craig ?

    • Q says:
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      @Anthony:
      I’d do it for Upton, but that’s it.

      • Anthony says:
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        @Q: Grey thoughts ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t have pitching to trade him…

      • Anthony says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I was hoping I would try to ride my lineup to the playoffs and try to get by with the lackluster pitching staff I had and then playoffs just stream- damn im screwed

  201. Scott says:
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    I’m getting worried about Braun. What do you think about trading Braun, Aramis Ramirez, A. Simmons, and A. Gordon for J. Donaldson, Segura, C. Gomez, and Homer Bailey in a H2H league? I should be able to make the playoffs either way, so I’m wondering if I should just hold out and hope that Braun will be back crushing by then.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid…

  202. Q says:
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    Pick 2 to start next week in a points league:

    H Bailey v SEA, v SF
    Minor v MIA
    Garza @ OAK
    Greinke @ COL
    Dickey v DET, v MIN
    M Moore @ HOU, v CWS

    Never sure how heavily to weight 2 start pitchers, obviously potential is there for more points, but can get burned just as much. We get 7 pts for QS, 5 for Win, point per inning, point per K, -1 for BB and ER, with bonuses for CG and Shutouts.

    Thanks Grey!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Homer, Moore

  203. Jon says:
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    Would you own Leonys over Reddick? Deep bench so I have the room to sit either vs lefties. Keeper league if that makes a difference, 5×5 stats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  204. alvaro says:
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    I need pitching bad
    I currently have Shields Lester BumG Cahill EJax CJwilson and Chacin (we start 5/weekly league)

    I’m thinking of trading Stanton for Wainwright (maybe he’ll throw in Jennings)

    My OF (we start 3) would be Marte Aoki Trout and Reddick

    WOuld you do this trade? Its a points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid if you need pitching, which it sounds like you could use

      • alvaro says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  205. Thurman says:
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    goldy or zimmermann (12 team weekly 5×5 with obp) ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  206. Joel says:
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    Suzuki or L. Martin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  207. Yager says:
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    choo or pence ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence

      • Yager says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for the reply appreciate it!

  208. jose says:
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    grey edwin encarnacion for buster posey and manny machado which side wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Posey

  209. Jon says:
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    Guy wants my Marte+Street. He has Kemp, Joey Bats, Panda, Wood, Matt Cain and Garza that I’d be interested in. He’s offered Panda+Garza. How would you counter?

    (I could use help at CI so Panda makes some sense)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade sounds fair if you don’t need steals…

  210. B says:
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    Hey grey, if I’m holding a future star on my bench in a dynasty league, who do you like: C-Mart, Taijuan, Sano, Springer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taijuan

  211. JTree3 says:
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    No more sell Harvey rants? I’d trade him for a legit 2nd round position player or better and that’s about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds about right…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wow, that’s old school…

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Grey: I like to kick it kickin the kick ass kicks

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I used to own 20-something pairs of sneakers… I know about kickin’ the best kicks…

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Grey: color cordinated and spot less?

              I get a kick out of my friends that will have their matching hats/shoes/shirts thing they do. I tell them they are like chicks with shoes/handbags/other accessory type things

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate: I just said this same thing last night to someone at the bar…

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Wake Up: carpet matches the drapes!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, totally… I kept better care of my kicks than anything else ever…

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Grey: Coug. “if you took care of me as good as you take care of those shoes then…..”

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    She didn’t know me when I only cared about one thing: my sneakers.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey: she replaced the sneaks

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      She’d be happy to hear that

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey: I better bring my whip….and a lot of gatorade!

                      Do you need someone to park cars at the wedding, I imagine that to be on some coug’s bucket list….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I think their bucket lists are a little more general like valet/waiter/coatcheck person/gas station attendant/someone male… And they call it a vision board, not a bucket list

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey: I will be the parking lot attendant, I will even use a broken accent…..start the fire by calling them ma’am and teasing them with my false bravado while I slowly relinquish control over to them and they get they joy of realling in their marlin…..I think the heat is getting to me, it’s already 99 at my pad

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wow, you sound like a PUA…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey: just a social and behavioral observer that has watched a lot of TV

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And that’s a perfect PUA answer… You sly fox…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey: jack has some sneaky skillz….thats why I’m a part of the pitch posse

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, definitely

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Jack Full of Hate: Jack has no hates for the Coug, Jack likes the Coug, anyone that can love you has to be special…..and has hot coug friends….I hear they run in packs….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, there’s a huge pack of them, some still need to be tamed…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: just enough room for a dime…I usually go K-Swiss for my parkour workouts…Parkour!

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Wake Up: you can fold up a dollar bill or a very small bag of dope….if you’re into that type of thing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: I see your expanding your readership to include more Don’t tread on Me, cat-hating, BBQ sauce loving, Prezz-bating babes, eh?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I thought it would be fun to throw a black widow into the mix…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I knew she was a plant!

            Hhhmmmm. have a bunch of guys explain how their basement situation is better than the next, ” We’ll, I have an access door so I don’t even need to go through my mom’s house, so it’s really like having my own place that is in close proximity to my mom”

            I’m smelling a reality show on the horizon

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hahahaha… Totally, like bachelor but ten fantasy baseball ‘pros’ vie for a make believe girl…

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: please accept this ESPN password…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I already have your password, bank account number and SS#… I wish you had some money in your account to steal…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: oh, she can be real, but has more knowledge than them. The challenges are half fantasy related and the other half will be to make fun of their lack of lady skills

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You’re on a slippery slop of rationalizations…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: the brain has a mind of its own

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Indeed

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: *removing hook from mouth*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… I wanna Skype with you but I don’t know to get this program to work!

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: internet is real spotty right now…maybe when I get back from Canada…

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: brought some people up to help with the chorus last night…and the girl goes off on this Tea Party rant on the mic…gets off stage (with assistance)…pukes…slips and falls right in it…I think her name was Brooke…

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Wake Up: ha, so you are in a band, but what’s the name. I understand if you want to DL it in here

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You were singing Razzball theme song at karaoke?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Wake Up: I don’t mind the old-school Puma Suedes, or old-school adidas for that matter. I’m an equal opportunity sneaker guy.

  212. Tom says:
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    hey grey, couple questions from my 12 team H2H league

    is ogando a better DL stash than peavy, beachy, or cobb?

    is cingrani worth an immediate pickup over k.kendrick, wheeler or g.cole? i am on the fence, might try to wait and see how kendrick and wheeler look tomorrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Beachy… Yeah, wait to see how they do…

  213. Giac says:
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    Napoli and minor for yu? I’m trying to get yu and got rejected on 2 offers. I would have Perez as my catcher. Thanks

    • Giac says:
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      Actually u am more interested ur thoughts on that same deal of Napoli and minor for cliff lee? The guy who has him is more willing to work a trade.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d take Lee as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Yu

  214. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    someone dropped Kendry’s in one of my leagues, would you rather have him or Ike as a stash bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrys

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: really? the snoozer over the might be great if he takes off two inches-er?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha…

  215. mike says:
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    Grey – your articles are always a good read. thanks for the yuks.

    Catcher help…

    Perez or Castro ROS?

    TIA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Perez

  216. Red Barons says:
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    Hey Grey, would you mind doing a mid-season checkup for my team? Standard 5×5 12-team Y! roto.
    1st place by 10 pts- killing it in offense but could beef up pitching other than WHIP
    Also, do you see any red flags (other than Trumbo, who I’m hoping will heat up again so I can sell high)?
    C: Salvador
    1B: Goldschmidt
    2B: Phillips
    3B: Machado
    SS: Alexei Ramirez
    OF: Jones, Victorino, Revere
    UTIL: Fielder, Franklin
    Bench: J. Upton, Choo, Trumbo, Rollins
    SP: H.Bailey, Iwakuma, Greinke, K.Kendrick, Milone, Garza
    RP: Wilhelmsen, Janssen, Hendo
    DL: Burnett

    Interesting available players:
    Jed Lowrie, K.Morales, Moss, Iglesias, Leonys, Griffen, Erasmo, Lackey, Peavy, Ogando, Putz.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Griffin over Milone… I’d play Rollins, and lose one of your MIs… Then pick up Ogando… Yeah, Trumbo is a big 1st halfer, so guess we’ll see…

      • Red Barons says:
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        @Grey: I’m really hoping Trumbo goes on one more run. Thanks for your help! Is there a donation button? You do such a great job answering all our questions.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          on razzball.com under the first post Thanks!

  217. Wake Up says:
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    Like eeoo more than SON for tom.?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Wake Up: *evoo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  218. Bay of Puigs says:
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    In my keeper league should I trade Braun and Joyce for Segura? I have Castro at SS, but not sure if he will bounce back this or next year. I also have Upton, Kemp, Puig, Hayward in OF, so I am kind of crowded. If not, what pitcher would you go after by giving up Braun? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Segura…

  219. Giac says:
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    So instead of minor and Napoli for darvish he asked for Napoli, choo, and wheeler for darvish. Will have Perez at C and cargo, marte, jones as my of with Lind and leonys platooning my utility. Should I take that? Rest of my offense includes goldy, carpenter, starlin/tulo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  220. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Trumbo/Verlander or Votto/Minor (10 team, H2H)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

  221. MasterofGrond says:
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    Madbum @Col, Wheeler vs Wsh, Masterson @CWS

    Who should I be starting tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Masterson

  222. Wilsonian says:
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    Hardy/Myers or Hanley?

    Have an injured Tulo and Hanley at SS. 8 team H2H keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hanley

  223. Jack says:
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    Would you rather have Cingrani, Wheeler, or Erasmo for ROS?

    I have Wheeler and CIngrani, but I have a feeling I will need to

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

  224. Jack says:
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    Would you rather have Cingrani, Wheeler, or Erasmo for ROS?

    I have Wheeler and CIngrani, but I have a feeling I will need to

    • Jack says:
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      @Jack:

      drop one with Longoria getting injured.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d lose Wheeler potentially but I’d wait until tomorrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered

  225. malamoney says:
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    Demon Young or Mike Morse ROS in H2H points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morse

  226. costaricanchata says:
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    murderous row .
    one of these guys had to ride the pine today :

    werth vs gee …. 6 for 22 with one double and one rbi
    cargo vs cain …. 4 for 38 with 2 rbi
    rios vs ubaldo … 1 for 13 with 2 rbi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  227. hankp101 says:
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    Rutledge sitting again today. Should I cut him for LeMahieu, who seems to be getting more regular starts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  228. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: Zimmermann Votto – Justin Upton Cuddyer Which side ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

      • Anthony says:
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        @Grey: Can I ask why? whats the deal breaker ??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why what?

  229. costaricanchata says:
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    are all of the 4 o’clock games going to be blocked out (on mbtv) due to time-start restrictions ?
    i hate it when that happens .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      yay .
      A ‘s game is on .

  230. Bas says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Noticed Reyes in the ‘Sell’ section. I have Prado as shortstop and Reyes. I can trade Reyes and Veras for E5. Already have Ortiz/Wright/Lind/Rendon I can slot in at1b/3b/CI/Util.
    But still would you this? (it is 5×5 keep 7)

    Thanks Grey!!
    Bas (the reader from Holland)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Edwin in a second, but you don’t look like you need him…

      • Bas says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!! I can always try to trade Lind for an upgrade over Veras.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could see that…

  231. malamoney says:
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    Would you give up Goldschmidt to get Strasburg in a H2H points league where we can keep any 4 players?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  232. Prezz says:
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    Leader of all things holey… I have a non baseball related situation here… So ive got this e twist, you say you have he same one right? Have you had any problems with it?

    So far in the 3 weeks or so ive had it, its broke twice.. first time it didnt charge after about three days of using it, took it bak, camel rider told me that i was “charging it too long”… Apparently he didnt understand me saying “i neverrrr chargeddd itt”.. he gave me a new bottom piece and it worked fine. Then just last night i went to use it and the button was pushed in… I tried to un stick it and just made it worse.. so when i took it back today, said camel rider was a little irritated but i told him im not throwing it around and couldnt break it like this if i tried.. again, he gave me a new piece and it works fine.. any problems with yours? I mean i love this thing but theres no way im going to keep going up there and giving this guy my sob stories.. im careful with it as i can be, but it just keeps messin up like its a piece of crap… I payed good money for it,it shouldnt be doing this right?

    Sorry to go all t moore on ya and not be funny at all during it but im really getting pissed off when i have to keep going up there and pissin this guy off. Were both pissed.. what is Prezzii to do?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Prezz: those types are very mass produced and its not uncommon to have issues with those, thats why I went to a mechanical mod, no more problems, you just pull the battery out and charge it in a charger and less moving parts

      what do you consider good money?

      • Prezz says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: any money in my pocket? naw i payed like $50 for that shizz and bought juice out the anus.. so for something to not work after three days of using it is pretty pathetic.. a $50 product with one use of burning goo should not break in three days! The guy looks at me like im breaking them on purpose and bringing them back… yeah, cuz thats what i want to do every couple days…

        how much did you spend on your big baller one?

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Prezz: for my digital one I paid for and for my mechanical I paid 40, but I also got good deals on them. I like the mechanical cause you buy a bunch of the batteries for it and have them all charged up, so when one goes down you have another ready to go. The big difference is you can only use certain types of tanks for them and they are not skinny. I

          Here is a really good digital

          http://www.myvaporstore.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/joyetech-evic-apv-011.jpg

          here is an example of a mechanical one like mine

          http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-m9dauO1etF8/UVuJE96eA1I/AAAAAAAAM94/bGtQCwJsee8/s400/med-img-sig_tele.jpg

          you really need to go to an actual vape store that carries a good selection of mods and talk to someone who knows there shizz. San Jose is the only place I can recommend

          • Prezz says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: those things look fat as hell… Yeah,im goin out there. I found a nice spot in vacaville i got from that site you gave me. Havent called yet but i will monday… i think im just going to end up going to san jo cuz the stores ive gone to are pretty much oblivious to what im asking them. I really didnt think this one that i got was a cheapy tho… Oh well.. thanks for your help my sheikish friend. It is appreciated!

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Prezz: they are, but they are more consistent , the e-vic is a really nice device, allows for lots of adjustments, but that is getting into voltage and ohms and deals with what type of tank and carto you use. I like the mechanical now, it’s a lot easier to deal with. Have you gone onto you tube and watch videos yet? that is really the best way to learn

              • Prezz says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate: i have not. Will have to do so, though.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’ve been looking at the digital… So I’m assuming it’s much better?

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Grey: I really like the mechanical one I got, it’s close to the digital, but I really like I can swap out different batteries and never run out of power. It also never gets hot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      First, Prezzii is no more, it’s Prezz, represent that… I’ve had issues from time to time and I’m electronically challenged so I usually do like you and do talk to the person who sold it to me and get a new one… I’ve had three problems in a year though, so you’re beating me and not in the good way… I’ve never heard of charging it too much… I literally charge mine every night in my computer USB with my phone… I wake up, take it out and it’s fine… You might be getting a second one that was returned previously and is defective already… You should be able to charge it every day for a year with no problems… Honestly, I don’t know the solution for you though, it should not be doing what it’s doing for you, no… Complain to the guy that you think he’s giving you a defective one and demand a new one maybe? Buy one from a different (more) legit vendor? Yours should work though, and usually people will exchange them with no questions asked, so maybe go to a different place and tell them your problem and maybe they can either give you a new one or tell you the problem…

      • Prezz says:
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        @Grey: prezz representin! See, three problems in a year? Theres no way i should have problems after a couple days.. i could see if it was a $10 product… I would expect that. I think you are right on him being a tad shady tho, as me and my buddy were thinking he just reloads the package with a faulty one after it gets returned. I just told jack that im going to try out an actual vape store asap and get this shizz figured out. This guy has gave me the part i needed both times for free, really no questions asked, but hes lightweight accusing me of breaking it each time.. which is pretty lame cuz theres no way i could break it in a couple days.. i just wanted to see if you had problems like that with yours. And now that i know you dont, business retracted. Im going to go try out some new ones in vacaville soon and talk to someone who actually knows what theyre talkin about.. ill probably just return the one i got to carnacs cousin.. Thank you for the advice master splinter!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem… Get the eGo-C Twist and there shouldn’t be any problem… I’d feel confident even getting it off wordupecig.com if you don’t mind buying online…

          • Prezz says:
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            @Grey: thats the one i have greyseph! The eGo-CTwist.. thats the one thats been screwin me..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Then I’m pretty sure you got a shady dealer giving you a defective one over and over again… Do as Jack said and find a legit store…

              • Prezz says:
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                @Grey: dude doesnt give receipts out at this store so, yeah.. shady… I will be going to a legit one tomorrow so im pretty.. wait for it… “Juiced”!.. hehe

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh, nice… I like to tell people in the store I’m vapid, but pronounced vape-id… They chuckle.

  233. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In a mixed league,Cingrani or Z. Wheeler?

    In a 12 team NL keeper league Cain (31) and Gio (31) or Corbin (1) and Cingrani (7). I’m the one adding salary but it’s a dogfight for first and I want the win. Am I selling too much of the future?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler… You’re selling a bit much in that trade…

  234. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    do you have any pitchers going today ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dump everyone after my atrocious Friday night and picked up middle relievers, so of course Tazawa and Crain got hit…

  235. goodfold2 says:
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    some boob who only has janssen for closer (and about 9 bench bats) decided to buy in on delmon young, and dropped ollie. I have rivera/perkins/robertson/smyly as RP’s running out every day. I was already soon gonna likely drop Robertson (he’s there more for rivera handcuff than pure stats, otherwise i’d have had melancon or crain a long time ago) for Crain, and later maybe drop smyly for bastardo anticipating trades.Also still have Erlin/Milone/Porcello/Gee. this is 16 teamer so any decent SP is worth holding. I’m guessing for Perez Robertson is best drop?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: oh, yeah, is blanton better than any of porcello/milone at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey:
        drop which of porcello/milone/erlin for blanton?
        drop which of robertson/smyly for O.perez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Erlin… Smyly…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: with erlin, even before he gets put down, oh yeah i see i would’ve benched his next start at BOS anyway. also, is blanton better than martin perez? he’s also open and messed up the cardinals last time.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @goodfold2: let me rephrase. out of porcello/milone/blanton/m.perez who get’s cut?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Blanton out

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not better than Perez

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: ok, so i dropped erlin and picked up perez. but what is seemingly said is
                1.m perez>blanton
                2.blanton> than at least 1 of porcello and/or milone
                3. but somehow out of M.Perez/blanton/porcello/milone the drop is blanton?
                statements 2 and 3 conflict, at least when i wrote them out better than earlier. problem may have been because i was also talking about O.perez (RP). Damn Perezes are all over the place. like ramirezes.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  3. Blanton with the 5+ ERA? Yeah, he’s the drop

                  • goodfold2 says:
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                    @Grey: he does have a high season era, but in his last 7 starts (47.33 innings) he’s got a 2.36 era/whip under 1, 46-5 K to walk ratio. To be fair in that stretch he’s played @hou,vs hou,@kc, @ bos,@ lad, vs pit,vs sea; so he’s only played a few good offenses in that period. But it seems more useful than what porcello’s done in his last 3 starts.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Gotcha

  236. Jason Katnip says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I am trading Daniel Nava and Kevin Gregg for Coco Crisp. What side you like?

    Also, with open roster spot, do I add:

    Erasmo, or Cingrani?

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re paying too much for Crisp… Eramos

      • Jason Katnip says:
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        @Grey:

        Here’s my rationale: I need steals, Nava bottomed out last year 2nd half banking on that, Gregg is most likely either A. Gonna tank B. Get traded and no longer get saves, or C. Both

        What you say?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya on both… It’s close, so if you really needs steals, go for it…

  237. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    it seems almost as soon as grey said to buy blanco (i was going to, but got beat while waiting for leonys to come off waivers) he’s now getting benched for andres freakin’ torres. what’s up with that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giants messin with me…

  238. Wilsonian says:
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    Myers/Asdrubal or Hanley?

    8 Team H2H keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  239. goodfold2 says:
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    turns out i should’ve picked up matt adams just for this week back on tues. But he did so little through fri i never reversed course. Probably would’ve won total bases having done it though.

  240. Dim says:
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    Reddick or ‘los Quentin? OBP league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  241. costaricanchata says:
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    rutledge pinch-running for helton , who drew a 2 out walk in the bottom of the 9th .
    stole 2nd base !!
    represents the winning run , and a win for betancourt .
    brothers slated to pinch the 10th .

    steve ?

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      @costaricanchata:

      arenado drives in rutledge .
      rockies win !
      (thanks for not watching) .

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @costaricanchata: got a steal too, but benched, he didn’t start.

  242. Hondo says:
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    Nick Franklin out with a “stiff neck”,but they just brought up Brad Miller (not available on Yahoo yet)

    Thoughts on Franklin’s playing time? Of course I just traded Reyes.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Hondo: miller was brought up to (probably soon) replace brendan ryan, who somehow lasted this long in professional baseball with that bat. I’m from st. louis and his defense, while above avg, isn’t worth having to play that bat. Pete Kozma’s def is only slightly worse, and Ryan makes him look great at hitting. Franklin’s played near every game since being up, and unless they’re lying about the severity of the neck thing, will be fine and probably only get 1 day off every 2 weeks.

      • Hondo says:
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        @goodfold2:

        Thanks dude.I was starting to panic and was considering grabbing Prado or Rutledge.
        I’ve really been liking Franklin.

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          @Hondo: don’t do anything but keep franklin. i’m now using him at ss *starting) since hill came back as a starter, even in a 10 teamer, over rollins. Trying to trade rollins/dom brown for a good starter, have too many guys to bench with myers/brown/choo/machado/headley etc.

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            @goodfold2:

            Thanks,I wasn’t sure what was going on.I’m still not over getting Rutledged,I picked up Franklin after Rut got sent down,came back up and now somehow sucks.I like Franklin enough I traded Reyes the day he came off the DL.

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Hondo: good trade idea. Somebody was trying to flip me both hart and reyes last week before it was completely obv hart was done. This was a 16 teamer, and i’m happy enough with aybar to not flip what he wanted for reyes. Franklin just came in, walked and stole, so he’s fine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin will play every day, he’s injured

  243. goodfold2 says:
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    i’m sorry, brendan ryan is good enough for professional baseball, just not MLB baseball.

  244. goodfold2 says:
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    choo was benched for arcia/sweeney and in 16 teamer where i could certainly use the total bases and rbi’s, so he went and lead off homered. Maybe he’s getting into the april-early may state of mind again. April-May-cin ci nati state of mind bump bump.

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      @goodfold2: i guess i’m back to ONLY benching him against lefties, in the 16 teamer. Weird thing is i did play him in a 10, due to still needing runs over there.

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @goodfold2: The lefty splits with Choo are ridiculous. I was able to move him for Cuddyer in one league recently, which I was thrilled with. Moving him for Rios in another…we use LF, Cf, RF in there, and I saw the manager needed a CF….thankfully he took it and I have now rid myself of Choo completely.

  245. Havey says:
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    Anthony Rendon and Brett Gardner for Evercab? Which side is better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EverCab side, it’s fair depends on needs…

  246. costaricanchata says:
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    dang .

    it’s the 7:05 games that these bastards have blacked out .

    • Hondo says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      Only if you don’t know how to cheat (tech wise,not in a Mark Mcgwire way)LOL

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Hondo:

        talk to me .

        • Hondo says:
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          @costaricanchata:

          Tried to PM you on on the forums,but it looks like you’re not registered.For all I know,Selig might read Razzball(no other explanation why he still has a job).Then he’ll screw me out of my tricks.

          Tell me how to get in touch and I’ll explain.

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Hondo:

            forum login name is big o

            would appreciate any assistance that you might provide .
            however , am a simpleton ….. so type s-l-o-w-l-y .

            • Hondo says:
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              @costaricanchata:

              OK-I’ll PM you with the easiest way.

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Hondo:

            wait .
            selig can read ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  247. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i both have, and am playing against samardzija this week, he’s possibly about to bust my era/whip in the 10 teamer. He must be really f’ed today, as brendan ryan just doubled off of him.

  248. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    also playing against alvarez in both leagues. ehhh.

  249. Snake Hips says:
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    Holliday or Heyward

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      Heyward

  250. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Hondo :

    dang .
    turned the sound off , to talk to you in the forums , and missed the fireworks .

    again ,
    thanks for your help .

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      gotta appreciate what flaherty’s been doing with his opportunity .

    • Hondo says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      No prob,are you from Costa Rica?That’s one of the places I’m contemplating moving to after my Father dies.I understand they’ve changed the citizenship requirements in the last year or so.