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The Mariners don’t play no mess.  That’s their motto, and not the oft-cited mottoes, “F-Her and pray for rain,” or “Put the fences on wheels, so we can move them in when we’re at-bat and out when the other team is,” or “If we trade Chris Tillman and Adam Jones for Erik Bedard, we’ll have more seats empty to fill the stadium with recliners.”  With the “don’t play no mess” motto in full-mode, they brought up Mike Zunino.  A catcher bat like Zunino only comes once in a lifetime (the lifetime is that of a guinea pig that is being cared for by a 12-year-old, so the lifespan is about 18 months.  Remember, because age is rounded down to the last birthday, on average guinea pigs live a half year beyond their final birthday.  They live as zombies.  Zombie guinea pigs are all around us.  Now, I’m scared.)  Sure, the last once in a lifetime catcher bat after Buster Posey and Matt Wieters also played for the Mariners.  You remember, it was the Jesus who couldn’t catch or hit but could walk on water with the best of them.  So, after turning to Jesus twice (Montero, Sucre), the Mariners are now turning to Rookie Zuninookie.  BTW, Sucre is sugar, and Zunino sounds like Mexican artificial sweetener.  You might remember Mike Zunino from such Scott, our prospect writer, sentences as, “.360/.447/.689 between Low-A and Double-A,” “The third overall pick this past June has been simply incredible since signing,” and my favorite, “His tools profile suggests he’ll eventually develop into a very nice big league catcher, and one you’ll want in fantasy leagues, but most people around baseball don’t see the Travis D’Arnaud/Jesus Montero/Devin Mesoraco-type ceiling with Zunino,” which came when he ranked him 44th in the top 50 fantasy baseball prospects.  Not to get all Chinese Calendary on you, but 2013 isn’t going to the Year of the Incoming Catcher.  Zunino’s chances of making a huge impact seem slim to anorexic.  The path to fantasy value for a catcher isn’t a Sunday drive down the Henry Hudson for Will Smith in the movie, Hancock.  If Zunino blows away my projections, he gets 15 homers and a .260 average.  More likely, he gets 7-10 homers and a .240 average.  You can probably do better.  Look at me having faith in you!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Gerrit Cole – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks.  One word that would describe what I saw after using a bunch of extraneous words to say I had one word to describe him:  poise.  I think he can be a number one starter as soon as next year.  He reminded me a lot of a young Verlander.  I don’t say that flippantly, if I’m using the word flippantly correctly.  He easily touches 98 MPH and can overpower just about anyone.  He looked a lot more seasoned than a guy going in his first major league start.  The Pirates announcers said he was trying to save his minor league bullpen so he didn’t strikeout as many guys in the minors.  Not sure if he’s carrying that nonsense over to the majors, but maybe that’s why he only got two Ks.  He was very efficient last night.  For fantasy, that’s more like EFF-icient, give me Ks!  For now, I’d bebop my way to the waiver wire and get on the Cole train.

Wandy Rodriguez – Placed on the DL.  But where will Snafu Larry draw his imaginary line in the sand now?  At a pitcher that is actually owned in more than 50% of ESPN leagues?  Straight crazy talk!

Starling Marte – 1-for-4 with a slam (6) & legs (18).  On our Player Rater, he’s hovering around the 20th ranked outfielder.  I think that’s about where he’ll be at the end of the year too.  To give you an example, a young Shane Victorino.  Call him, Don’t Need Rogaine Victorino.

Pedro Alvarez – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  I forget where we are with my running count from last week when I said he’d hit 5 homers in the next 10 days.  Four maybe.

Pablo Sandoval – Will only miss 15 days, as he’s headed to the DL with a foot strain.  Sandoval says right now he can’t put any weight on it.  Yeah, well, dur.

Marco Scutaro – Left the game after taking a pitch off his hand.  He looked like he mouthed, “It’s broken.”  He might’ve mouthed, “Al Roker.”  I’m not a lip-reader.

Tim Lincecum – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks and 7 wistful sighs watching Gerrit Cole.

Miguel Gonzalez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, 3.71 ERA.  I was about to recommend him, then I looked at his next start.  Better off embarking on a mission sans Miguel.

Mike Trout – 1-for-4 with his 12th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  I wonder if Arte Moreno would’ve spent his $450 million better on trying to clone Trout.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  I swear to God, he hit the homer right as I was spelling his name out with rose petals on my Cougar’s back.

Derek Dietrich – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  I have no evidence to prove this, but I think the Marlins accidentally switched Dietrich and Ozuna’s uniforms.  Ozuna is the one with power and no average and Dietrich is the one with average and no power.  Anyone know if they’re remaking the Fred Savage-Judge Reinhold classic, Vice Versa?

Logan Morrison – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI.  The Marlins lineup doesn’t look as bad with the addition of Giancarlo.  That sentence also works if read it with the fortune cookie ending “in bed.”  Morrison could benefit a bit from that, and I have liked Morrison for a few years now, and he’s disappointed me numerous times… Struggling to not pick him up… Losing struggle….

Jacob Turner – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA is at 1.80 through three starts.  He also faced three weak offenses and is about to go to Arizona.  Burp.

Jim Henderson – 1 IP, 2 ER.  Well, that’s one way to play yourself out of the closer job.  The Muppet Master entered the game in the 8th with a lead (so he wasn’t even going to close), then took the loss and blown save.  Continue to hold K-Rod; he might just stay the closer for two more saves until he gets 300th for his career or he might stay on longer.  The Brewers office assistant did mistakenly order “307!” banners to celebrate.  He thought the Brewers wanted to commemorate Yovani’s BAC.

Kris Medlen – Said he’s not interested in returning to the bullpen.  This made me laugh.  This is like when you throw a party and the next morning you find barf in the bathroom and before anyone is assigned to clean it up, you’re already making reasons why you should not have to be the one.  Poor Medlen, before any names are even bandied about for moving to the bullpen, he’s already saying he doesn’t want to do mop-up duty.

Roy Oswalt – Close to joining the Rockies rotation.  In related news, that guy who shot Trayvon Martin is close to going to prison.

Tyler Colvin – 2-fof-4, 4 RBIs and two homers.  Well, he doesn’t help diversify the team like Charlie Blackmon, but I guess it’ll have to do.  *blood vessels about to pop*  Do you see why Colvin should’ve been up the entire year?!  Insane that he didn’t make the club, and the crazier thing is, when Cuddyer returns, the Rockies will stick with muffbeard, Helton, over Colvin.  I’d grab Colvin just in case Cuddyer is out an extended period of time.  My hopes aren’t high, though.

Alex Cobb – As frequent commenter, Carnac, said, “The Rays have placed Alex Cobb on the bereavement list following the death of his grandmother.  I think I know what killed her.”

Desmond Jennings – 3-for-5, 3 runs and two homers.  Desmond Two-Two!

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4 with his 12th homer.  24 more!

Matt Joyce – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (12) and legs (6).  Hitter-Tron, “I told you he was good this week.  Now get me a metal box!”

Ian Stewart – Cubs suspended him because he was calling them out on Twitter for not calling him up.  In Triple-A, he’s hitting .164.  I bet the Myrtle Beach Mermen would love to have him manning third.

Matt Garza – 5 IP, 9 ER.  Luca Garza put a dead horse in my fantasy bed.

Cody Ransom – 1-for-3, 2 runs with his 7th homer.  I’ve been wanting to tell you to pick him up for a few now, which is also exactly like another guy that homered in yesterday’s Cubs-Reds game, Xavier Paul (2-for-4, 3 RBIs with his fifth homer).  In NL-Only daily leagues where you can play match-ups, they’re great.  They’re the kind of guys that your opponents look at on your team and wonder why you’re in first place.  In mixed leagues, they’re fine, but you need to mix and match them because they don’t play every day.

Stephen Strasburg – Threw a simulated game without issue.  He went against one of the blue doodes from Avatar and he wore 3-D glasses.

Dan Haren – 5 IP, 5 ER.  Are you trying to lose your league?  Drop him already!

Yoenis Cespedes – Day-to-day with a tight hammy.  The Cuban must’ve pressed it in there too close to the pickles and mustard.

Bartolo Colon – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the Yanks.  Stream-O-Nator, “See?!”

CC Sabathia – 6 IP, 6 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA up to 4.07.  I won’t bother quoting how I told you not to draft him and then sell him if you did draft him.  I’ll only recount how I won’t recount it.

Clay Buchholz – Could start on Sunday.  If he does take the start, he’ll have his arms lathered with suntan lotion like he fell in a vat of fro-yo simply because of the sun, know it!

Jon Lester – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  I was very sore when he pitched well to start the year after pitching so terribly for me last year.  Sore, y’all!  But it’s no fun reveling in others’ misfortunes.  It’s great fun!  Schadenfreude, you make me feel gooooood!

Corey Kluber – 8 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Yup, pick him up.  Yup, right now.

Jordany Valdespin – 2-for-4 as Lord Jordany Valdespin played 2nd base.  With Ike dealing with odd looks from fellow minor leaguers because they said, “Come here and join the group,” and then he stood five feet away from them, Murphy played first and Valdespin went all keystoney.  I lurve Valdespin if he’s starting every day at 2nd.  Has solid pop and speed.   Worth a flyer in most mixed leagues if he sees the ABs?  Yup, and even dyslexics can agree on that.

Omar Quintanilla – 1-for-4 with his 2nd homer, which was an absolute bomb (though it kinda has to be in Metco).  Omar Five-fingered Nilla Wafer Discount has been getting on base (.325/.372) since he replaced Tejada, and could be a quick hot schmotato in deeper leagues.

Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  I watched Cole and Wacha’s entire starts.  When you watch your pitcher on the MLB.TV, do you also watch the pitcher’s team feed?  I always do.  I really want some root, root, root for the home team when I’m watching my pitchers.  I don’t need any schmohawks rooting against my hurler.  No siree Bob.  Okay, that was a sidebar.  The main event was Wacha looking like Michael Wonky.  The Mets were batting something like .190 in the last two weeks at home.  They’re batting nearly .235 overall.  Yet, Wacha didn’t look good for the first few innings.  He was very lucky to stay in this game, and even luckier to have his ending line.  Outs were scorched at fielders.  Two shots nearly took Carpenter’s head off, but he’s no martyr, so he caught them.  If Wacha wasn’t headed to Crayola Canyon next, I’d say drop him, but you gotta hold for that start.  That’s assuming he’s not bumped for the newly-repaired, Westbroke.

Allen Craig – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .313.  Fun Fact!  A teacher once yelled at him for putting his last name first.

Tony Cingrani – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Alas, Johnny Cueto is supposed to return on Sunday.   I’m holding Cingrani for now if I have room because Cueto’s had more setbacks than the “just a flesh wound” guy.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  I’ve heard the constant murmurs about dropping Frazier.  I’ve attempted to keep him on everyone’s team.  Just like he was crazy hot in April, he can do that again starting yesterday and have 15 homers by July.  To pithy that up, he’s turning murmurs to homers.

Zack Cozart - 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Eat it, Salieri!

Joey Votto – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a home run.  How did he hit a walk out of the park?  Aw, I’m just playin’.  Kinda.

Adam Dunn – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 17th homer while batting .183.  If he can get 200 hits this year, Bonds’s record could be in jeopardy.

Addison Reed – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 2nd blown save.  He’s also thrown in four straight games.  Obviously, Ventura harbors some ill-will towards pitchers.  No idea why.  Thornton or Crain could sneak in and steal a save today, but Reed’s safe as long as he’s healthy.

Jose Quintana – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Not exactly gorge, but he gets the Astros next.  Stream-o-Nator is lukewarm on it, but I’d stream him there.  SON, “He’s no Joe Blanton!”

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a homer.  Him and Jose Bautista (who also homered) are taking my fantasy bet pretty seriously.  They now are both hitting .266 with Edwin edging him in RBIs (53 to 36) and homers (18 to 15).  For fantasy value, Edwin’s still got him by the angry inch.

Rajai Davis – 3-for-5 with 2 steals, and his third steal in his last three games.  SAGNOF!

Adam Lind – 3-for-5, 1 run.  That’s not a hot schmotato.  THIS IS A HOT SCHMOTATO!

Bud Norris – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Mariners.  I streamed my first Astro yesterday.  I feel dirty.  Will you wash me?  I was kidding, turn off the hose!

Aaron Harang – 9 IP, 0 ER, 2 Hits, 0 Walks, 10 Ks vs. the Astros.  I should’ve streamed my first Mariner.  Jesus H. Montero, The Harangtuan must’ve been mad because someone said he had nice features…for an oaf.

Raul Ibanez – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer.  Some blogger should suggest Ibanez is on steroids.  That always goes over well.

Cole Hamels – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Twins.  He was outpitched by P.J. Walters, who sounds like he sells decorative adult diapers.  P.J. Walters?  Really, Hamels?  He sells friggin’ diapers with 1940’s Chevrolets on them!

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, moved his record to 9-0.  Okay, dilemma.  What if I tell Scherzer I wanna go steady after already telling Giancarlo the same thing?  You think Max would find out?  Do I risk losing them both?  I can’t choose!

Matt Kemp – Yet to resume running.  Maybe he’s protesting because of Chris Brown’s song, Run It.

Zack Greinke – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  He was beaned in the head by Ian Kennedy (6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunenrs, 6 Ks), that led to a 10 minute brawl.  Few quick thoughts:  1) Greinke might do well as a WWE manager that starts fights for his wrestlers.  2)  If every girl you meet doesn’t get my sense of humor, then maybe wafting your farts into their face isn’t funny.  If you fight with everyone in the league, Greinke, maybe you take a chill pill or a Zanax, as they now call them.  3)  There’s no 3.  4) Off screen, I bet Mattingly took a swing at Brandon League.  5) McGwire is still on ‘roids.  Slow your roll, big man.  6) What pitcher hits another pitcher in the head?  That’s fertilizer!  8) I want to see Ian Kennedy and Carlos Quentin re-enact the ending to Thelma and Louise.

Jason Kubel – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  He’s right there with what I said yesterday for Cody Ross.  Kubel will hit 25 homers.  Basic math says he’s got a lot more in his bat.

Cameron Maybin – Out six weeks with a torn PCL.  Maybin can’t catch a break.  Tears he can catch like syphilis.

Andrew Cashner – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Still not convinced he’s more than a Hodgepadre and a solid game in Petco doesn’t exactly change that.

Chase Headley – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer.  About time Chase Headley showed some signs.  No relation to the Diamondbacks pitcher who is, Head Chasely.

Kenley Jansen – So, get this, there was a “Make Kenley Jansen the closer” memo put in Mattingly’s in-box in the beginning of February, but Hanley made a paper airplane out of it and tossed it out the window.  It flew down three floors, smacked on the front of a bus window and went east almost 3,000 miles.  In the next five months, that memo saw parts of this country that no one else has, including Edward Snowden.  At one point that memo was down on its luck after an overnight stay in Vegas, turned tricks (not illusions) to get the bus fare to go back to Los Angeles, only to get stuck on the wrong bus and go east…Again.  It went over Niagra Falls in a barrel, saw Mt. Rushmore, did smack with Lindsay Lohan… You can even catch the memo in the audience of Dancing With The Stars, the episode where D. L. Hughley was voted off.  Finally, after 5 months and 5,000 miles logged, Mattingly got the memo and Jansen was named the closer.  Mazel effin’ tov.

  1. Chump Change says:
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    I trade Albert Pujols for Dustin Pedroia?

    I know Pujols could catch fire despite his injuries, but my 2nd basemen have been Rutledge, Espinoa, Rendon and Jordany.

    I’m tired of the WW 2nd basemen.

    I also already have Goldy and Freeman as 1st baseman and Hart on DL.

    Accept?

    • Beastman says:
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      @Chump Change: Good move, especially with your existing 1B.

    • Sherm says:
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      @Chump Change: You are one lucky son-of-a-gun. No one in my league will even come close to trading for Pujols. They all think he’s toast.

  2. gareth says:
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    When yasiel got caught in the middle of that brawl, the term “stuck puig” came to mind.

      • Nightpandas says:
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        Do you like either of these trades (15 Teams, keep 9)

        1) Segura & Bailey for Puig & Moore

        2) Perkins for Cole & Zunino

  3. gareth says:
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    When yasiel was pulled from the brawl, his teammate uttered a calming “that’ll do puig, that’ll do.”

  4. gareth says:
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    If i was a character from peanuts i would be puig pun.

    • chunk says:
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      @gareth: Just when I thought you couldn’t possibly make a dumber comment, you go and say something like this…. and TOTALLY REDEEM YOURSELF!

      • Prezz says:
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        @chunk: hahaha! Well played, chunk.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @gareth: hey gareth remember a few weeks ago when you were discussing how a few of yr Indians players (mostly Reynolds) were now “for real” and would remain solid fantasy investments for an extended period of time. In a different comment section on that same day i asked about whether or not Kluber just had one good start and was possibly streamable or not, and you mentioned something to the effect that he wasn’t even better than a replacement level pitcher. Just worried about whether people are getting Alzheimers or not.

      • gareth says:
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        @goodfold2: I still stand by those comments. Reynolds was kiling the ball until they decided to demote chisenhall and move reynolds from dh to everyday 3b. Since then he has been awful. He swears that playing 3rd hasn’t affected him but the stats say otherise. Looks like chisenhall is on the verge of a recall. I wouldn’t be suprise if the hot and cold reynolds gets hot again when he doesn’t have to worry about butchering the hot corner.

        Someone In my league just dropped him for adam dunn. With his eligibiity at 3b, he’s still a viable fantasy option and I will probably pick him up (I have lawrie and aramis). Just because someone has a cold stretch, it doesn’t mean that all of a sudden they are worthless (look at the changing perceptions of atlantas 3 outfielders for example).

        Kluber can still get hit by the regression fairies, so the jury is still out. I am pleasantly suprised though as his minor league numbers never sugested he’d have this much big league sucess.

        As an indians fan who’s had to watch a succession of mediocre pitching, I do hope it continues.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @gareth: good comeback. Kluber is a 4 at best

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: maybe so, but how does that 1-10 scale translate to the 7-9th starter in a 16 team situation.

  5. gareth says:
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    Drop infante for hill?

  6. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Valdespin will play regularly at 2B until Ike Davis comes back. As soon as Davis went down I put Valdespin back on my NL-only team.

    • 2 Giant rings says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: thank you WP, that’s good to know. I’ll go pick him up if I can.

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @2 Giant rings: No problem. That is what I am hear for- news on the garbage known as the Mets.

        I knew this was the plan several weeks ago (Murphy to 1B, Valdespin to 2B). It was just a matter of when Alderson was going to ship out Davis.

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          @Wallpaper Paterson: pardon me. I meant “here.”

  7. chunk says:
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    JPA, AJP, or Salty? points league where OPS is king

    oh here’s my 3 dick chips for lame catcher question.

    • Prezz says:
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      @chunk: i think you get a 2 DC discount for good dumb and dumber references…

      • chunk says:
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        @Prezz: Ha, thanks prezz. But which catcher!?!

        • Prezz says:
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          @chunk: i would have said AJP.. but im just a guy with a toothpick..

      • gareth says:
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        @Prezz: you really don’t like me do you?

        • Prezz says:
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          @gareth: na i like you man.. you just make my forehead bright red most of the time. I did think the peanuts and “thatll do pig” were chuckle worthy.. see? Compliments!

  8. EnglishMetsFan says:
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    Stay away from Mad Max, you Razzball whore….
    You have your Stantonbed, lie in it.
    The Scherz is all mine.

  9. Hondo says:
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    Puig is looking at a suspension after he was pissed about Kennedy intentionally hitting him in the face?WTF? I would have gone off with a bat like Robert Deniro playing the Al Capone role.

    Of course I’d be in jail and I don’t like it there.

    But Capone probably liked it less.

  10. Jason says:
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    I need ERA and K help. I’ve got both Ryu & Corbin but they’r3e both going against each other tonight. Do I roll them both out and hope for a pitchers duel?

    • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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      @Jason: yes

    • kingforaday151 says:
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      @Jason: I think you roll them both out there. Though if I was AZ or LAD I’d think twice about rolling either one of them out there. Gibson’s grit apparently runs deep, and you never make a Puig angry!

  11. Coach Gonzo says:
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    I have adam jones. J bruce,j. Upton, j.heyward, yasiel puig, dom brown, andgiacarlo. 7 Guys for 6 spots. Would you trade stanton for Strasburg?

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      @Coach Gonzo: I’d look for a safer bet to be honest. Maybe Strasburg’s teammate JZ? I wouldn’t trust Strasburg’s self diagnosis that he’s okay, and I could see the Nats wrapping that kid in bubble wrap before each start, a la Little Giants.

      • Coach Gonzo says:
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        @Grey: I settled for trading puig for greinke and i was able to pluck wil myers off waivers

    • Gareth says:
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      @Coach Gonzo: Wow I’m in a simular spot. I have Jones, Bautista, Heyward, Stanton, Choo, Gardner, Puig and Swisher. 8 guys for 5 OF spots plus one Utility.

      I was thinking of offering Puig plus either Swisher or a lesser pitcher (Teheran?) for Strasburg.

      I’d try to sell high on pig boy or Dom Brown and keep Stanton. You’d be selling low on Stanton right now.

      • Coach Gonzo says:
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        @Gareth: I think puig is amazing but my love for Giancarlo ( who i hope has a beastly 3 months )swayed me in trading puig for greinke. ..

  12. Jef says:
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    Great stuff. I ALWAYS watch the pitcher’s TV feed on MLB.tv. But last night I had a terrible case of the voodoo’s. I watched exactly one inning of Hamel’s start, the back-to-back-to-back doubles. Shaken, I turn on Cingrani and he walks his ONLY batter on five pitches. Trembling in fear, I turn it to watch Valverde give up a lead off single. Turn on Toronto, Reed gives up a bomb to Bautista. Yep, watched all of that live.

    Cingrani threw one curve to Soriano that looked like it was out of Bull Durham’s school of mascot plunking. I must have really made him nervous.

    I still like Reed though. Never seen him pitch before. Reed or K Jansen ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jef: So, did you watch Greinke? Cause I’d ask that you don’t…. Jansen…

  13. David says:
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    In 10-team keeper league, roto 5×5 w/ OPS

    Got some pitching dilemmas and I’m not liking where my staff is headed. This is my situation as it stands (keep in mind I have 1750 innings limit for the season). I’ll be close to 700 innings by end of the day and my team k/9 is at 8.12 which needs to improve.

    SP: Sanchez, Zimmermann, Medlen, Cobb, Fernandez, Cashner, Cahill, Dickey
    RP: Mo, Grilli, Balfour, Robertson, Smyly
    DL: Beachy, Morrow, Putz, Strasburg

    I see JB touting Pocello and Santiago right now and I agree they are an improvement to some of the dead weight I have right now. Should I pick em up? Need some assistance in making such a tough decision.

    Who do you recommend I drop, if yes.

    I’m thinking Cahill and Dickey. At this point Robertson and Smyly are outperforming them and agreeing with you, Dickey will have more value for me on someone else’s team than mine right now. And I just can’t trust Cahill also, he’s on the downswing and can’t get a penny for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @David: Lose Dickey and Cahill for Santiago and Porcello

  14. bshakes says:
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    Why the phugg am I so nervous about Aramis? I’m uneasy…torn…sad, in a “I REALLY wanted US to work out” sort of way…do I drop him for Alverez or Arenado for ROS in a H2H points league? Also…Drop Liriano for Cole? Liriano has been HOT, but…………

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bshakes: Hold Aramis… Hold Liriano…

  15. TheNewGuy says:
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    Jon Lester – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER. I was very sore when he pitched well to start the year after pitching so terribly for me last year. Sore, y’all! But it’s no fun reveling in others’ misfortunes. It’s great fun! Schadenfreude, you make me feel gooooood!

    He totally agree man, me too! Start the Archer today in Beantown(12 teamer)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: I wouldn’t start Archer there…Not worth it…

      • Nate says:
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        @Grey: Archer is at home today vs Boston…

  16. TheNewGuy says:
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    Trade Harvey and LaRoche for Votto? AVG not OBP league.

    • MattDamonFace says:
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      @TheNewGuy: No way! LaRoche gives you about 80% of Votto. You’d be paying for the other 20% with Harvey. Doesn’t look like a fair trade to me.

    • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Id take Votto

  17. TheNewGuy says:
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    Offer Beltran for Heyward? Beltrans been good but hes not playing every day and isnt walking much for an OBP league. Think this is the time I could still get Heyward.

  18. Colton says:
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    Nice Royal Rumble-style elimination of DBacks hitting coach by J.P. Howell in last night’s brawl. Word to Gorilla Monsoon.

    • WRESTLEMANIA XXXIV in Chavez Ravine!

      Turner Ward gets thrown out of the ring and slammed into the railing! Dusty Baker looked like he was gonna come over and go all George “The Animal” Steele on that turnbuckle-like padding! It seemed like any minute Puig was going to channel Koko B. Ware, a giant bird would fly on his shoulder, and he would turn around and rejoin the fray as Morris Day and the Time blared from the speakers. And McGwire mad. McGwire ROID RAGE!!!

      • @Grey:

        Which leaves Vin as Vince McMahon, and man Garagiola woulda made a GREAT Gorilla Monsoon

  19. Casey Jones says:
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    Thanks for another great post. Should I start Straily against the Yankees at home? He was decent against them last time. I wouldn’t be looking for him to get the win since Hughes is 8-1 against the A’s, but is the start worth it for lowering my ERA?

  20. nyydj2 says:
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    Fighter Puig, Fighter Puig, does whatever a Fighter Puig does…..

    • Sherm says:
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      @nyydj2: Was wondering when we would get the Simpsons reference. Well played.

    • Prezz says:
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      @nyydj2: niceeee

  21. papasmurf says:
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    This smurf is all about positive vibes now.

    Yes Headley sticks it to me again, homering from the bench (after delivering his usual 0fer on Monday; due to Rendon off day I had to play him). And yes Mo-Lester pitches more like he was Mo-Lested. And his performance cost my team 8 pts in the standngs. But it’s all about the positive vibes.

    Stanton delivers a game winner. Rajai Davis delivers 3 hits and 2 SBs (first time in lineup; importantly NOT an 0fer; luck truly turning around) and Lind chips in another 3 hits. If it wasn’t due to that turd (oh excuse me, feces face – it’s all about positive vibes today, remember) Arencibia who sucks (oh excuse me, I mean who has allergy to wood on ball; yeah that’s right wood on ball) they should have had about 4 Rs between them.

    And Wacha settles down after a very bad, and very lucky 2 run first, to get a W against he hapless Mess. He wasn’t impressive though so I very nearly dropped him for Phelps but I punted someone else and hold him for MIA…

    All is happy in smurfville. I just ask for a decent break once in a while. For about 3 wks it was 20+ bad breaks in a row. It’s actually better to be out of it early than to come so close and lose by 1 or 2 pts, like last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Wow, such positive vibes… Not having YoGa really makes a difference…

  22. Jason says:
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    Personally who would rather want ROS, Greinke or cliff lee

  23. So CG says:
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    Yeah, you have to watch the pitcher’s home feed.

    You’re going to get this question a lot (if you haven’t already). Sorry in advance:

    Hold or deal Puig in a keeper league? What is a reasonable comp to go after? He won’t hit .500 forever…right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @So CG: I’d want a Cespedes level hitter for him…

  24. Byron from Austin says:
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    so lind has been getting starts against lefties, and is actually hitting .500 (11-22) this season vs lhp. I’m thinking lind could be more than a hot schmotato- over/under 20/85 on the season? I’m taking the over.

  25. Jason says:
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    Kulber or Teheran ROS?

  26. goodfold2 says:
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    got 2 pickups left for week in 16 teamer. I’ve been ALWAYS leaving myself with 1 till late sunday just in case Rutledge gets recalled. Now have Flowers/DJ LeMountain at C and 2b, with ruiz/kratz/gyorko injuries messing my shizz up. have blanks/van slyke to drop. of valdespin/zunino which gets picked up first? the other will get picked up late sun unless Rutledge’s called up. I’m guessing I may need to get Valdespin first, as I’m guessing a late order SEA Catcher hitter flies under the radar of most everyone, unless he has big first couple of days. Franklin would’ve been around for probably 5 days or more in this league if not for the 2 homers in first game. Hitter T really hates Valdespin but loves DJ LeMountain.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: in semi-related news, i just dropped profar for franklin a 10 teamer, is valdespin an upgrade over franklin?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @goodfold2: Hold Franklin, try Zunino… There’s been no word I’ve heard about Rutledge…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: @goodfold2: would just pickup both today if grey had very good idea that rutledge’s earliest return date would be monday.

  27. RTP says:
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    Need to lose one bat to add pitching help…. who gets cut loose?

    BJ Upton, Crawford, Reddick, Morse, Lind

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RTP: Morse

  28. Stantonovation says:
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    Spin or Franklin ?

  29. James Skrmetta says:
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    Arencibia or Zunino ROW?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @James Skrmetta: grey answered this yesterday, the only catchers i saw above (other than completely obv names) zunino were perez type. so yes, better than J.P,Doumit, Salty and many, many others.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @goodfold2: @James Skrmetta: Which I don’t understand b/c he says about 7-10 HRs/.240 avg and can probably do better. Meaning JP, Doumit, etc would be better.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Grey: I know you like the excitement of upside. I tend to favor the ‘know what you’re getting’ vets. If I ever enter the world of keeper leagues, maybe that mindset will change.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            It’s one thing to go Wil Myers over Beltran, but Salty or Doumit aren’t exactly going to win you your league for you…

            • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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              @Grey: True. But they’re not going to lose it either, and I’m okay with that. I’m going to bow out of this catcher topic now!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ha!

                • goodfold2 says:
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                  @Grey: also, even if zunino crashes and burns, i can always go get flowers/avila/ somebody else terrible from waivers.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Cool

  30. Silky says:
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    Do I lose Porcello or Wheeler for Kenley? I need a good closer

    • The Thumb says:
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      @Silky: porcello

  31. TheNewGuy says:
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    Rollins or Andrus? Rollins has been very meh lately (all season).

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @TheNewGuy: So has Andrus

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: I’d take Andrus 16 bags and 36 runs over Rollins

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rollins could hit 15 more homers than him…

          • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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            @Grey: Ya ZERO HR’s for a season is pretty brutal.

            • Prezz says:
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              @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: last year he was mostly terrible, but towards the end of the year went nuts! Won me my h2h semi final pretty much on his own. But that was last year… And he had more hair then.

              • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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                @Prezz: His particular set of skills are probably more useful in H2H. I fell for the brand name. Same with Altuve. Statistically they’re basically schmohawks.

  32. dave says:
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    Cut Wandy or Pineda?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @dave: Pineda

  33. Charles says:
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    12-team 6×6 (no AVG, w/ OBP and Ks); Yahoo! rosters

    My offense is

    C- Lucroy,
    1B- Butler,
    2B- Altuve,
    SS- Franklin
    3B- Arenado
    OF- JUpton
    OF- Bautista
    OF- BJUpton
    UTIL- Rizzo
    UTIL- Berkman
    DL- Sandoval

    Would you trade JUpton and Sandoval for HanRam, Ellsbury, and Prado?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Charles: No

  34. Jay says:
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    What are your feelings on Braun in a keeper? he is currently a keeper of mine, but thinking of moving him for two pieces that could help me win this year and replacing him with Heyward as a keeper. We keep 5

    I have two possible moves, move 2 is pending move 1
    1) move Braun for Kipnis and either Felix or Darvish
    2) move Altuve and a 7th rd pick for Cliff Lee

    I know it seems like a lot of pitching but the move wouldn’t effect my offense thanks to a certain blog that will remain nameless…ok ok it’s Razzball and it’s f’n awesome.

    Thanks for all the advice and tools, but seriously, you need to work Rudy a little harder, that guy isn’t carrying his weight round here!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: 1)I’d take Kipnis and Felix… No problem…

  35. Dropping a Monster Duda says:
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    5×5: Jared Salty or AJ Scrabble?

    How about against Chooch as well?

  36. Ian says:
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    Do you think now would be a good time to buy low on bryce harper? or do you believe he is an injury risk the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ian: I’d buy him, sure

  37. Sanfran says:
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    Lester
    Break him off or time out for a few starts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sanfran: I’d hold for a few more

  38. Nick nice says:
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    Drop middlebrooks for Lind or Berkman??

  39. Mitch says:
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    Who to drop to pick up Kluber: Cashner, Santiago, Porcello, DeLaRosa or Cingrani? I think holding Porcello and Cingrani is a must. Santiago has a good sched coming up, so I’m thinking Cash or DeLa.

    Thoughts?

  40. harkrider says:
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    looking at picking up Cole in a 10 team, keeper league

    current SP’s: Grienke, Samardzija, Scherzer, Ryu, Minor

    I would have to drop Profar, Maybin or Aoki

    Current 2B options are Uggla or Carpenter (I have Gyorko on the DL)
    Current OF options besides Aoki or Maybin are Giancarlo, Beltran, Heyward, Gordon, Brown

    Thoughts? We have a 150 starts limit

    • harkrider says:
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      @harkrider: nevermind. I dropped Maybin, since he will be out for a while it looks like

  41. JoeG says:
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    Can Bernadina “step up” and be productive with Harper out?

    • NyjerInParis says:
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      @JoeG: As a Nats fan, no. He shares playing time with Tyler Moore and Steve Lombardozi and even when he plays he can’t produce numbers to justify keeping him.

      • JoeG says:
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        @NyjerInParis:
        Didn’t Moore get sent down? But, thanks for the info. He would only be a fill in anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeG: Seems doubtful

  42. pogo says:
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    Got offered Moobs & YoGa for E5 (due to his newly acquired 3B eligibility) in a keeper league. Hard to let go of E5, but I’m thinking take this one and run, yes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @pogo: I’d want Edwin

  43. JoeG says:
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    What if any news that Rutledge gets called back up this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeG: I haven’t heard anything, has there been news of this?

  44. I heart Segura says:
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    Is it time to roster Erasmo Ramírez? Where do you see him ranking from here on out? Thanks Grey.

    12 team head to head 50 innings minimum

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @I heart Segura: Top 40 if called up today… Still think he’s a few weeks away…

  45. Jupton '13 says:
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    Love the blog as always. I was recently offered Curtis Granderson for my Michael Pineda. I have Beachy, Price, and Wheeler all coming back to a theater near you, and also have Braun. Thoughts? Please advise. For the record, I have never been a fan of Grandy and his timetable seems unknown. Thanks.

  46. Comatose says:
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    In a deeper league, standard cats. I have AJax off the DL soon and Wheeler called up soon. Trying to think ahead on how to make room. My team:

    C-Gattis
    1B-Fielder
    2B-Phillips
    SS-Segura
    3B-Longo
    OF-JUpton
    OF-Cruz
    OF-Pence
    OF-Braun
    Util-Ortiz
    BN-Yoenis
    BN-Rendon
    DL-AJax

    SP-MadBum
    SP-Latos
    SP-Zimmerman
    SP-Greinke
    SP-G. Cole
    SP-Burnett
    SP-Ryu
    SP-Teheran
    RP-Bailey
    RP-Mujica

    I’d rather not drop Rendon as he’s 2B and 3B eligible and my infield insurance policy. Who goes?

    • Comatose says:
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      @Comatose: Also, Asdrubal just got dropped. If I activate AJax and drop someone now instead of in a few days, I can DL Asdrubal. Sound like a plan, dudes and four girls?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Comatose: I’d drop Rendon and Teheran…

  47. Josh says:
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    First off Grey, Lind has been raking for my fantasy team and 2 weeks ago you had him as a buy just because Hittertron liked his upcoming week. So props for that, you absolutely nailed that buy wayy before any other site.

    Second off, rank these 3 middle infielders for the rest of the season in an OPS league: Nick Franklin, Rickie Weeks, Zack Cozart.

    Finally, whats the response to Garza’s train wreck? Hold him on the bench? Cut him loose for a streamer? Run him out there against the Mets next start?

    • Grey

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      @Josh: Nice! Franklin, Weeks… I’d hold Garza and start vs. the Mets, if that’s a bad game, then there’s issues…

  48. The Thumb says:
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    Drop Zunino for Rajai Davis? I just saw he was on the wire and I have the ever painful V-Mart at catcher.
    Also Davis or McLouth ROS?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Thumb: I’d go Rajai for steals, McLouth…

      • The Thumb says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  49. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Kubel or Reddick for HR/RBI?

  50. yeshcheese says:
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    Man I’m glad I resisted the urge to rosterbate all over Scutaro.

    I’ve kept Garza benched all year. At some point I’m going to have to start him or cut him…

    And on Zunino: Why couldn’t he have been called up sooner? I mean I cut Jesus Montero when he was batting 0.189 through the first 3 weeks of the season, then cut Lucroy when he was batting .212 through the first 8 weeks of the season, and now I’ve got Salty mashing on one team and Pierzynski lopping dongs on the other team and Zunino swoops in now?? And I’ve got Gattis riding the OF with Harper on the DL?? Why now Jackie Z?? Why call up Zunino now!!

    • yeshcheese says:
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      @yeshcheese: Oh and I also rode Doumit for a week here and there, whose also mashing my dong with his dongs!! Damn you ever volatile crap-hole C position, keeping Grey employed…

  51. stinky_llama says:
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    mornin fellas…currently sitting 1st, 10 TM non-keeper H2H…in need of speed. would giving up desmond & d.brown for segura and jansen be unreasonable? already have braun, heywayrd, cespedes, and rios platooning 3 OF spots with c. davis cemented in my UTIL so i can afford to lose brown (assuming he comes back down to earth). thoughts?

    also have on the table an offer of either my heyward or brown + one of either wilhelsem/bailey for ellsbury….ive wanted him for quite some time meow…lemme know what ya think,..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stinky_llama: Not unreasonable… I’d give Brown and closer for Ellsbury if you need steals…

  52. Byron Buxton says:
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    I am worried about Hamels. I was a that game, and he was far from on point. He continually missed his spots and left pitches up in the zone that would get either smashed the opposite way, or bombed to the outfield – at one point gave up 3 straight doubles, 2 to left handers. Def was out pitched by something named PJ Walters so IDK.

    Add Tyler Colvin or Nolan Arenado for James Loney? Also add one of them for Daniel Nava?

    Also I found a sneaky SAGNOF play, DJ LeMahieu, is he worth an add over a Nava?

    Rank these SP: Straily, Milone, Cashner, Porcello ? Really struggling with my rosterbating of replaceable SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Byron Buxton: Yup… Hold Loney and Nava… Porcello, Milone

    • Gray Elbright says:
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      Throw Corey Kluber in there.

  53. scott says:
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    My pitching is hurtin. Someone dropped Nolasco in my league. Is he worth pickin up for when he gets traded? Looks like Orioles and Yanks are “expressing interest” I would be dropping either wacha or tommy milone for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @scott: You want Nolasco in Yankee Stadium or AL East? Bleh

      • scott says:
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        @Grey: ouch. Nope. Was blinded by a team other than marlins. Good call. Ha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  54. Jason says:
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    Stream Lind v. Holland tomorrow @ TEX?

    • Jason says:
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      Or Salty v. Kausman @ BAL?

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Jason: Holland pitched last night.

    • Jason says:
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      Looked at the wrong day. Thanks guys.

  55. Josh O.

    JoshO says:
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    My Puig and Sal Perez for His De Aza and E5?

    C Sal Perez
    1B Fielder
    2B Pedroia
    SS Segura (Reyes DL)
    3B Carpenter (Lawrie DL)
    OF Adrian Gonz
    OF Puig
    OF Arcia
    Util Werth
    Bn Grandal
    DL Carl Crawford
    DL Austin Jackson
    DL Break Lawrie
    DL Jose Reyes

    • Josh O.

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      @JoshO: E5 can’t be kept next year, but Puig can. 18 team league. Puig was a 10th rounder. My keepers were planning to be Segura (16th) maybe Cingrani (undrafted) Pedroia (2nd rounder) or J Zimmerman (4th round). Only allowed 2 keepers.

      I am currently in 3rd. I would like to get a more established, consistent player for Puig, as Trout-like players don’t come along very often and am trying to establish consistency in my lineup.

      • Josh O.

        JoshO says:
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        @JoshO: Also, Corbin, if he keeps this pace up may play himself into the keeper conversation as well. He was undrafted.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoshO: I’d take Edwin

  56. Dkohn says:
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    GreB, (I won’t bother explaining how that’s now your guys “Brangelina/Kimye” moniker, trying to save time! I’ll only ask if you guys prefer GreyB, Greypin, Grepin, Grilpin, or Grin more instead…I kinda like GreyB)

    1) Top 2 you’d want ROS: Ozuna, Lind, Colvin, Arenado, LeMahieu (shutter), Morrison, Torii Hunter, Cain, Reddick
    2) Kluber > Cashner?
    3) Kluber or Miguel Gonzalez
    4) Drop Hosmer? He sucks right?

    Thanks guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dkohn: Ha! 1) Arenado, Reddick 2) For his next start 3) Kluber 4) Sure

  57. bb says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Would you trade machado and pedroia for cano in an OPS league? i need some more power and i can stand to lose a few steals/average.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bb: Nope

  58. BoneFace&Harmony says:
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    Well played on the Jansen blurb…well played indeed

  59. Moth says:
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    Morning Grey. Never thought I’d be so excited for a matchup featuring Hyun-Jin Ryu and Patrick Corbin. TEAM CORBIN!! Sorry…

    Anyway, would you rather own Pat-C or RYU(!) in a keeper league? Already went over this with JB (we agreed on Corbin), but I’d love to get your take too. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moth: Agreed…Corbin

  60. Kyle Kendrick says:
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    Marte, Aoki, Willingham, and Puig… need to pick 3 of 4 to play today

  61. Mike

    Mike says:
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    Maybin must have caught the syphilis from me. He’s been screwing me for a year and a half now…

  62. Farley says:
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    Grey, great read as always! Looking to pick up Porcello, drop Kendrick or CJ Wilson? They both have been so inconsistent I’ve benched them for now. The hitting side of my team is a shambles, I’d like to at least get some gains in pitching. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Farley: Thanks! Wilson, but both can be lost…

  63. Commish Cauda says:
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    “Fred Savage-Judge Reinhold classic, Vice Versa”

    Wow…that’s deep, deep 80’s. Kudos.

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

    Logan Morrison or Krispie Young?

  65. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    I know you are big Cingranni fan, but with the news about Cueto should I be looking to move on? I have Rendon at second but Aaron Hill is available. Would you cut Cingranni tonight for Hill? My only other option to cut is Garza.

    Thanks for the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: Sure Cingrani…

  66. Tvators says:
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    Should I drop Estrada for Kluber? 16 h2h …just an extra SP,but which one for 2nd half?

  67. Sherm says:
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    Gray, Almost almost almost dropped Frazier for Dunn yesterday, especially after I tuned into the TOR@CHA game and found Adam had hit another bomb. But then I saw Frazier hit himself a dinger as well. So Todd lives another day on my team.

    Maybe I drop Michael Morse for Dunn instead? Thankee sir.

  68. Brick says:
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    Great read as always!

    Thoughts on a deal involving ryu+wacha for adam jones in a deep keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brick: Thanks! Jones side

  69. Chadzilla says:
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    Thoughts on Rajai Davis getting consistent playing time? I’m currently holding Willingham and Soriano as plug in OF with injuries to Harper and now Cespedes. I’d have to drop 1 for Davis and he’d be my everyday OF at least until Cespedes is back.

    10 team 5×5 roto

    Thanks

  70. Project Merkin says:
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    Love the idea of Mattingly taking a swing at League during the melee, but I think he is just too oblivious (as you pointed out in your final blurb). What was he possibly thinking sending Greinke up to bad in the bottom of the 7th, after he’s thrown 100 pitches, smack in the middle of a beanball battle (in which the opposing manager was just in his face calling him chicken shiz)? I mean you can’t assume that Kennedy is going to try and take his head off, but why even send him up to get bruised? He’s fragile!

  71. fd says:
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    Is it time to drop Arecnibia for McCann?

    Or should I just pick one and ride him for the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fd: McCann…

    • JoeC says:
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      @fd: Surprised McCann would still be available in your league. The answer is “Yes”. Drop JP for BMc.

  72. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Is Leake a ‘meh’ at the Cubs this afternoon? I’m torn! Actually that’s a lie.

    And why does Justin Upton only have 5 extra base hits in the last month? I wasn’t expecting that torrid pace to obviously be maintained, but give me something!

  73. Jack says:
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    Jerome Williams or Chris Archer today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Neither? Williams

  74. L-Boogie says:
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    Bum has had some real clinkers recently. Time to worry?

    12-team, 5×5, and I need RBI oh so badly.

    I give Bum, Choo, and Jhonny Peralta, I get Gargo and JJ Hardy.

    The rest of my pitchers (start 5):
    Scherzer
    Burnett
    Liriano
    Niese
    Garza (blech)
    Jo-Fer
    Skaggs (hopefully dropping for Kluber or Cashner)
    Pineda (DL)

    Thanks dude

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @L-Boogie: He’s had some clunkers, which are much, MUCH worse than clinkers.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @L-Boogie: Bum’s fine… I’d take Carlos Gonzalez though

  75. Spencer says:
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    SP question for my league counting QS, K/9, WHIP, IP, ERA. Right now I have Garza on my roster and you know what happened to him last night. Should I drop him for Cole, Kluber, or Liriano or hold for now?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Spencer: Frank Leery-ano.

    • FMFBL says:
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      @Spencer: good question, was wondering to drop him for Kluber or the screwballer, Santiago

  76. EK says:
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    Pls rank for the short term in H2H pts at UTIL:
    Colvin
    Cruz
    Jennings
    Dunn
    Lind

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Cruz, Jennings, Lind

  77. Ryan says:
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    Should I trade longoria and franklin for shelby miller and segura.

    Well this is my team if it helps. It’s a 20 team dynasty league..

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

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

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: so I take it I don’t pursue this trade?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • Ryan says:
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            @Grey: what do u suggest I should offer for segura/miller?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You don’t need Miller, Segura would help, but can’t you get a lesser shortstop without giving away one of your big pieces?

              • Ryan says:
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                @Grey: he also has everth cabrera. What can I offer for him? Oh btw if I were to trade for segura, I planning to flip shelby for a bat. Either was, does either make sense for my team?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Straily and Franklin?

                  • Ryan says:
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                    @Grey: so those 2 for everth cabrera?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Ryan: Dude haven’t you posted this offer like everyday for the last 3 weeks? Make a trade already!

  78. EK says:
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    Cole @ LAD or Cueto vs MIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Cole

  79. Allen says:
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    12 Team mix, H2H.
    Was offered Adrian Gonzalez for Lance Lynn.
    My SP is ridiculous (Harvey, Wainwright, Felix Her, Lynn, Smaradizja, Cole, Teheran, Cueto, Porcello) so obviously I can afford to lose a SP but does adding A-Gonz really make my team that much better? I hate him in that offense but if Han Ram and Kemp can get healthy and Puig stays hot protecting him in the 4 hole it could get better for A Gonz.

    Lineup is as follows:

    C- MCCAN
    1B- FREEMAN
    2B- PEDROIA
    3b- SEAGER
    SS- ANDRUS
    OF-TROUT
    OF-HOLLIDAY
    OF-BOURN
    UTIL- CRISP
    UTIL- PUIG
    BN- MARTE

    I have to accept this….right?

  80. Saint Nick says:
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    I can trade Evan Longoria for my pick of these guys… which one do I take?

    Matt Harvey
    Chris Sale
    Matt Cain
    Hisashi Iwakuma

    • Paul C. says:
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      @Saint Nick: If keeper league, Harvey. If redraft league, flip a coin between Sale and Harvey.

  81. YouKnowMeAldo says:
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    I have 2 DL spots and 3 DL players: Beachy, Peavy, and Gyorko. I currently have no one playing in the 2B slot since the groin. My first question is, should I drop any of the following to pick up a replacement 2B: Gyorko, Peavy, Gallardo, Teheran, Jo-Fer, Cashner, Cingrani, or Wheeler. (For context, the rest of my staff is Greinke, Lester, Porcello, and Milone).

    Second, if I do need to fill the hole at 2B, who should I pick up? Best options are probably Rendon, Profar, Murphy, and Escobar. (I can move my Franklin from SS to 2B).

    12-team, mixed, redraft, 6×6 H2H categories (standard with OBP instead of AVG, plus batter Ks and pitcher Ls) daily changes, yahoo. Our playoffs are weeks 22-24. Barring some catastrophe, I should make it into the playoffs (thanks Grey, Rudy, and all), meaning I think I could ride out Gyorko’s absence and still be OK (famous last words). Thanks!!

  82. SmokeTNT says:
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    12 team redraft. Give Puig and Shelby Miller for Tulo?

  83. Moose Out Front says:
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    Was looking forward to The Harangataun commentary after I saw his line. Punched myself in the balls for not streaming him like I knew I should.

    Stream Figaro @ MIA today? SON likes him but Rudy said it gets fooled by RP projections when they move over to SP’s sometimes.

    My ratios are good this week. Just looking to get greedy.

    • The SoN now accounts for RPs like Figaro. Can’t say SON really likes the start as it’s at $4. It’d be a pass in my book outside of maybe 15 team leagues.

      • Moose Out Front says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: Thanks Rudy. I guess it was a few days back when I saw that start at like $11.

  84. Belligerent Mariners Fan says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I’ve got Shields vs Detroit (Verlander) and Wood vs Cinci (Leake). Who would you sit/start?

    Also, Salty or Zunino? I get so baited by every Mariner’s prospect but we all know how that usually turns out…

    Thanks!

  85. Robby Rob says:
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    Rest of season, Kyle Seager, Nolan Arenado, or Anthony Rendon

  86. David S says:
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    Who to drop for Porcello & Santiago, if advisable?

    SP: Sanchez, Zimmermann, Medlen, Cobb, Fernandez, Cashner, Cahill, Dickey
    RP: Mo, Grilli, Balfour, Robertson, Smyly
    DL: Beachy, Morrow, Putz, Strasburg

    • David S says:
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      @David S:
      Grey,
      You answered me before and thanks. Was feeling a little neglected so I posted again. You managed to redeem youself though.

  87. ReleasetheMcKraken says:
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    So it looks like Chris Davis has started his inevitable slide back to hitting below .300…or below .280…or hopefully not below .270. But I still want to grab him. Not like that! For my dynasty team. How do we feel about:

    giving – Strasburg, Gio, Odorizzi, Lawrie
    getting – Davis, Harvey, Lynn

  88. scott says:
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    Bench 1 for the day
    Machado vs Williams
    Kendrick vs Hammel
    Carpenter vs Gee
    Thanks!

  89. Wilsonian says:
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    1) Has anyone heard anything about Rutledge in the minors? Any grumblings of him making a triumphant return? I could use a little help at 2nd and he’s on a short list of possibilities. Damn you Gyork Store and too much namesaking.

    2) If AJax is coming back this weekend, who of my bottom tier of SPs is the drop: Hughes, Wacha, or Niese? 16 Team H2H (5 player keeper).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: 1) I haven’t but would like to 2) Yes, Niese

  90. Racehorse says:
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    Grey,

    16 team h2h Dynasty League

    Two things…

    1. On 4 June I traded Dietrich for Gattis because I got tired of waiting on Welington Castillo to hit his second homerun of the season. Please tell me I didn’t screw that one up (lie a lttle if you have to). If Dietrich turns into a lefty version of Uggla I’m gonna add another wrinkle to my five head.

    2. Please rank these SP: Gee, Detwiler, Phelps, Kluber, Koehler

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Racehorse: 1. Sounds fine 2. Kluber, Phelps

  91. L-Boogie says:
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    Choo or Zobrist ROS? Close?

    Thanks dude.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. What about A Jax or Zobrist ROS?

        basically I’m trying to turn around my run scoring lead off guys for some RBI.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Zobrist

  92. ThE sHiT says:
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    Stash Beachy, grab Jo-Fer, or claim Cole? I have D. Holland to drop, never really trusted him. Please give me your top 2 choices.

  93. Jon says:
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    I want to make an offer for Wright in a keeper league. His owner is rebuilding and I have some youth to offer, some depth to deal from, and I want to win now.

    I’m thinking of sending Rendon plus an OF (Reddick or Jennings) plus a SP (Gausman, Archer or Skaggs) for Wright. Rendon and the 3 SP are all “minor leaguers” for me so this seems like a no-brainer from my side and I think he might accept based on convos so far.

    What do you think? If the other owner pushes for Marte instead of Reddick or Jennings, would you do that? Thanks for any advice!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Jon: If you want to win now, do what you gotta do.

  94. jake says:
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    How are you enjoying suffering of others in regards to Lester? He’s on a lot of teams that followed your rankings. I drafted him instead of Samardzija because you had him ranked ahead of Samardzija.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @jake: How’s it feel to live your life as a sheep and then blame your failures on others advice?

      • gareth says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole:thanks to your “rankings,” I drafted goldshmidt, choo and adam jones. curse you grey for all the success I’ve had!

        • jake says:
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          @gareth: Were did I complain about his rankings? He was right more than he was wrong. I’m not calling him out for being wrong on anyone, I’m asking if he was so low on Lester why didn’t his rankings reflect it?

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @jake: You didn’t say he was down on Lester. You left that little tidbit out.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: didn’t grey have certain tiers of rankings, such that certain tiers, while being higher than ones lower than them, because it could be said that the higher tier would be better, but were KNOWN as downside tiers known generally as injured guys, or guys whose career arch was going down, down… like sabathia/halliday? Pretty sure Lester was in one of these. I just looked back at it, Shark and Lester were in the SAME tier, which means they’re close except for some guys are better wins or K’s or ERa or WHIp, or upside/downside. Samardzija is the young K’s guy but could be wild sometimes and plays on bad team.

  95. stumanji says:
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    “Whether it has played a part in [Sandoval's] injury — when you’re a little heavy and something like this happens, I think it’s normal to say, ‘Well, was this the reason?’ I don’t think anybody can answer that. Did [Angel] Pagan injure his knee because he’s in too good of shape and he doesn’t have enough weight? You don’t know these things. ” <—ACTUAL BRUCE BOCHY QUOTE.

    /brain explodes

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @stumanji: “A little heavy” is the nicest thing anyone has said about the Panda.

  96. Cartman 2_Evs says:
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    A manger in my league had to drop out and now I am managing his team. Any thoughts on a course of action?
    10 team, H2H, no innings/transaction limit, 9×9: R, 3b, HR, RBI, K, AVG, OPS, E, Steals and W, L, QS, CG, K, ERA, WHIP, Sv, Holds
    I know have way too many bench bats, but not too sure who to give up on.

    C: Rosario, Lucroy, Salty
    1: Freeman, Tex-msg
    2: Weeks
    3: Prado, Aramis Ramirez
    SS: Simmons, Alexi Ramirez, Cozart
    OF: Braun, De Aza, J Upton, Garret Jones, Aoki
    DH: Ortiz
    SP: Kershaw, Lee, Hammels, Darvish, Zimmerman
    RP: Nathan, Broxton, Balfour, Thornton
    DL: Street

    • Cartman 2_Evs says:
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      @Cartman 2_Evs: I just received this trade offer: Kershaw for A Jones and Lackey. I know I need bats, but Lackey?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Cartman 2_Evs: The proper course of action would be to manage his team lineup/health wise so that it’s competitive. I wouldn’t bother with trades.

  97. Rusty says:
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    Trade advice;
    I’ve been offered Glen Perkins and Nick Mark Caicos for Vinny Pestana and Puig. Basically it’s a Puig forPerkins trade. I currently have grilli and jansen as RPs. My other outfielders are Choo, Stanton,Holliday,Trumbo,Chris Carter, Prado, Leonys Martin & Adam Eaton on DL. My offers of Puig for Mariano or Nathan = rejected.
    Reaction?!
    Thx

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Rusty: What’s your goal here? To get another closer? Perkins is an upgrade over Pestano so I would do it. Markakis/Puig, whatever, your OF is fine either way.

  98. Hotrod says:
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    Yo Hombre,

    The following is my team (12 team H2H)

    C Lucroy
    1 Howard
    2 Carpenter
    SS Tulo
    3 Machado
    MI ECab
    CI Freese
    OF Giancarlo
    OF Holiday
    OF Cespedes
    OF Puig
    OF Revere (Harper DL)
    Util Rendon (Moreland DL)

    SP
    CC
    Shelby
    Ryu
    Kuroda
    Gallardo
    Cingrani
    Hellickson
    Straily
    Wandy

    RP
    Aroldis
    Jim J
    Perkins
    Street (DL)

    Do I deal Shelby and Cespedes for Kershaw, or is that too much?? Im 1st in my division

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Hotrod: A little too much. You could use Kershaw though. Try a lesser pitcher than Shelby

        • Hotrod says:
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          @Hotrod: Grey??

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Hotrod: I agree with what was said… Maybe YoGa and Cespedes?

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Hotrod: Yeah just start lower….Gallardo/Hellickson/Kuroda, etc.

  99. Wake Up says:
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    Dan Haren is leading all vote-getters for the ASB thus far…votes have been cast by the Homerun Derby hopefuls who all are clamoring for Haren to be their pitcher! (This wafted around him last night, “This dude has Cano’s Dad type stuff”)

  100. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    What’s your goal here? To get another closer? Perkins is an upgrade over Pestano so I would do it. Markakis/Puig, whatever, your OF is fine either way.

  101. ashtray says:
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    Prado or a Tuna Melt?

  102. T Moore says:
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    Mr. Gray: “”slim to anorexic”” !!!! … Worth reading the entire page for it…

    GO A’s!!!!!! SWEEP THE YANKEES!!!

  103. Double Middles says:
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    Need to pick up a Maybin replacement in weekly 5×5 with OBP — Colvin and Kubel both available, who do I grab?

  104. lepareux says:
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    machado and wacha for kimbrel? k/bb league, need saves and ks (innings cap). don’t need machado now the e5 has 3b eligibility.

  105. Gray Elbright says:
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    We starting Straily vs. NYY tonight boys?

      • Gray Elbright says:
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        @Grey:

        If he falters tonight i will drop him for Porcello

  106. stumanji says:
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    Is Phillips & Bumgarner too much for Cano?

    SP is Felix, Bum, Minor, Cashner, and then some garbage so I would be very thin there.

    Keep 6, no round value. I’m in the middle of the pack so maybe kinda sorta looking ahead to next year. Right now it looks like my 6 keepers would be Felix, Bum, Trout, Phillips, Bruce, Cespedes. If I traded Phillips/Bum then I could go with Felix, Trout, Cano, Bruce, Cespedes, and then one of Butler, Altuve, Des Jennings, Sandoval, Minor…

      • stumanji says:
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        @Grey: Too much? What if I got back a lesser SP like Medlen (they wouldn’t really put him in the BP, would they)?

        Phillips & Bum for Cano & Medlen?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fair

  107. JDW says:
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    The Bay of Puigs

    A friend – a chick actually – commented on the Kennedy and Puig connection – that is the Cuban and the “Kennedy” connection. She called the melee last night “The Bay of Puigs”!

    Gotta love a cool chick!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JDW: Nice!

    • Hondo says:
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      @JDW:

      I’d like to see him be a Dead Kennedy.

      • Hondo says:
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        @Hondo:

        Oops,that was probably wrong.

        I meant I’d like to see him banned from MLB for life,playing guitar in a skanky bar for tips.

        • JDW says:
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          @Hondo: HEH!!!

        • Aero says:
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          @Hondo: Maybe he can join Barry Zito’s band?

          • Hondo says:
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            @Aero:

            That has to be better than playing with Arroyo.Listening to him makes my ears hurt worse than after a bad bar fight.

            • Aero says:
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              @Hondo: I haven’t hear him, but Arroyo has got to be better than Bauer!

      • anchovies says:
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        @Hondo:

        he ain’t no East Bay Ray

  108. royce! says:
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    In my 14 teamer I have C Johnson, Frazier, and Cuddyer, but only one spot for them (IF)…should I drop CJ for Kluber? His xFIP and ERA are finally aligning, he’s been one of the best pitchers over the last month, and I don’t think I could get all that much for Johnson on the trade market (landed him with McCutchen for my Pedroia and Berkman).

  109. Pete says:
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    Asked you yesterday about dropping Estrada for Kluber in a 12 Team H2H points league and you gave a reluctant hold rec. Was last night’s performance in Texas enough to change your mind?

    Also, do you like Hefner at home in Metco against Garza? SON seems ok with it at $7.5 and I had picked him up last week for streaming . Again, points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pete: Yeah, go with Kluber… Forget Hefner…

  110. Nightpandas says:
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    One more keeper league trade

    Franklin, Minor, Taveras. For Segura, Wacha

  111. Schizer says:
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    Drop Montero for Zunino?

  112. One I'd Willy says:
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    Ha! When I read the Kenley part I started to lol and when I tried to not laugh, I snorted. Then the d-bag in the cube next to me was like “everything ok over there?” So thanks for the laugh – not so much for the snarky d-baggery . . .

  113. Jon says:
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    Thinking keepers, who would be the last OF you’d want to keep from this group?

    Jennings, Victorino, Gardner, Reddick, BJ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Reddick

  114. Jiles says:
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    Got offered Braun for Puig and Kenley in a keeper league. I have waited all season for Kenley to close and have only Bailey as my other closer…take it?

    • supra says:
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      @Jiles: Take the sure thing in Braun. Little did you know you were waiting all season for a stud, not a closer, lol.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Braun, could backfire for you in a big way…

  115. supra says:
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    Keeper points league:
    Panda & Wacha
    or
    Beltran & Wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltran

  116. Larry says:
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    Morning,

    Aoki is replacement level if he is not stealing right? Comparable to Lorenzo Cain and Revere type

    • kingforaday151 says:
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      @Larry: Unless you’re in an OBP league, probably still going to score more runs than Cain/Revere though….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  117. mzyptlk says:
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    Drop Cingrani or Teheran for Porcello? Scutaro for Franklin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani…Yes

    • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Jay: VV

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vice Versa

  118. DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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    I made the mistake of watching a Dodgers game on MLB TV and hearing Puig’s name from Vin Scully…it’s “pweeg,” not “pig.” Really ruins all of these puns.

    “An illusion, Michael. A trick is something Kenley Jansen as closer memos do for money.” Awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  119. Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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    If Mac still has a little roid rage, it sure looks like Matt Williams has sat on a needle or two in his time.

    You said the game was blacked out on your I Pad, but it was on KCAL, yo Grey turn on the TV

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know! I watched it on replay… Williams was getting manhandled by Mac…

  120. JRoyals says:
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    Is ARam going to end up as a top 5 3B this year… in essence is his power ever going to return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not a top 5 3B

  121. kingforaday151 says:
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    Start Sale tonight against the Jays in H2H? The way Toronto’s offense is heating up kinda worries me

  122. Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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    Someone dropped Kelly Johnson in one of my leagues, am I missing something?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, that’s odd

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: I thought it was a little rash, probably the same guy that asked if he should drop Sal Perez for Zunino

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  123. ManuteBologna says:
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    ROS: Wilin Rosario or Salvy Perez? (Wilin just got dropped because of his terrible May)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

  124. Triple D says:
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    Hey Grey, need your sage advice. With Sandoval and Gyorko both on the DL, I’m in need of a 3B. Middlebrooks, Keppinger, Youklis, Johnson, Descalso, Aviles? The Hitter-Tron likes Middlebrooks, but I need Grey’s green light (which is the light Roxanne put on after she stopped selling her body to the night).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Middlebrooks

      • Triple D says:
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        Many thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  125. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Assuming League isn’t going to touch high-leverage innings, I need to drop him for a new holds guy in limited moves H2H (Jansen was my guy): Thayer, Thornton, McGee, Clippard, D. Hernandez, Hunter or O’Day?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thornton

  126. Red Barons says:
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    Garza and Cobb just hit the waivers. Do I drop anybody for them ROS? standard 5×5 roto.
    H.Bailey, Iwakuma, K.Kendrick, Burnett, Greinke, Milone
    Wilhelmsen, Janssen, Henderson
    Peavy (DL)
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone for Cobb

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: so milone’s worse than cobb now, even with milone’s last 2 great road starts? Kendrick’s at COL soon too.

  127. gareth says:
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    Does:

    Hill, reynolds

    Look better than:

    Infante, lawrie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not especially

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: hill, lawrie?

        I know You are stil high on reddick and lawrie. Its tough for me as I’ve been burned bad by both this season.

        Lawrie has gone from 99 per cent ownership to 67 per cent in my league. Hes also in a walking boot right now. With guys like rendon and arenado around, just drop him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @gareth:

          he can be owned by more than one person in your league ?

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @gareth:

          actually , i guess a better question is … 2/3rds of a person can own
          lawrie in your league ??

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: what makes you so high on reddick still? He’s come back from a wrist issue and the outfield / dh in oakland is platoony happy and crowded. He also plays in a cavernous stadium half the time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He has 30 homer power, that’s not common…

          • Gareth says:
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            @Grey: You expect some stolen bases from him too? I’m really lagging behind in that category.

            You agree about the getting burned thing though, right? You ever had a guy go all pyro on you? Price? Grienke?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not really, maybe a handful… Yeah…

  128. cosi fan tutte says:
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    Sal Perez or Grandal in a points dynasty lg?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  129. Jurickselton Primmons says:
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    In a 6×6 OPS+Holds keeper league, should I do this trade? I need AVG OPS and Runs, I’m good on steals and SPs.
    I give Segura and Gerrit Cole
    I get Beltre and Prado

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  130. Slam says:
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    Cody Ross, Eric young, Logan Morrison or Cameron maybin?

    League counts obp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  131. Big AL says:
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    Awwwww………… Carlo is back hitting home runs, all is right in the world again. Just to make it better for you I’m gonna send you the new pink Miami Marlins sex hat with Carlo’s number on all 4 sides plus the top of the hat. Just imagine you and the cougar getting ready to do the dirty dog and she put’s on that hat. Images of you, the cougar, Giancarlo. Yeah this is as close as you get to a 3-way with the cougar and Carlo. You help me I help you. Sex with the hat will be much better if you include the cougar. Yeah I’m looking at you. Save it for the special sex not the other stuff. Oh yeah bonus time. The hat is washable just in case, well you know way…………

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  132. FillyP says:
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    Kluber! I started him yesterday.. as I said last week, too much not to like. His slider was filthy mcnasty. Expect Straily to bounce back today, too.

    I’m shedding League and Peavy, and placing fatty Panda on the DL.

    1) Is Cishek worth a look? Without League I’m down to Perkins and Wilhelmsen.

    2) Drop A. Escobar for Aviles? Stupid Rickie Weeks.. dropped him cause of the platoon, then lost him due to waiver order. Doh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Sure 2) Hold

    • gareth says:
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      Aziz@FillyP: I’m gutted I streamed aybar over aviles in my weekly roto this week. Hes solid and is a nice fiil in that won’t hurt you (he even stole a base yesterday). F u aybarf!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @gareth: another “solid” CLE player, but of course not Kluber. It’s likely that Aybar’s 3 run triple today might alone put him higher on this week’s player rater.

  133. Vince says:
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    Awesome work yet again Grey!

    At which point should I start to consider dropping BJ Upton ? I have McCutchen, Jones, Heyward and Dom Brown starting in my OF and Util spots, with Puig and BJ on the bench… Don’t really want to drop him because of his upside, but at the same time he hasn’t done anything in 2 months and a half. And I feel more and more like I’m wasting a roster spot on someone I could probably not even start even if he was hitting. What would you do with him ? Wait another few weeks before dropping him ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I probably wouldn’t drop him, but I don’t know who you’re dropping him for…

  134. Cyr says:
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    Grey,

    Do you like Arenado over Reynolds and Pedro Alvarez ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Pedro

  135. Teblow! says:
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    Hello Grey.

    Just received a trade offer – my Wheeler and Wacha Wacha for his Rendon and Cole. I have a decent amount of SPs (Bumgarner, Minor, Ryu, Medlen, S. Miller, Milone, Cingrani, and Cashner), but Cole intrigues me. Plus, you can never have too many SPs. What do you think?

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  136. Grey and fellow Razzbalees: In a 14-tearm one-year 6×5 roto league with 9 hitting positions (i.e., with a UTIL slot but no M.I. or C.I. slots) I’m very short on power (I had been counting on Ike’s homers in my draft). The roster is below. To make things worse, I usually sit Hosmer and Kipnis vs. LHP, so I’m thinking I could use some other options in those positions. Free agents available include Quintanilla at 2B/SS and Morrison, Colvin, and Carp at 1B worth dropping for one of those guys?

    I realize I may have two spots open soon: Wacha could get demoted to make room for Westbrook, and KRod could get demoted to middle relief. But I fear that if I wait until then I’ll loose the best of the options above. Any changes convincingly worth making? Or should I stand pat for now and reassess when/if Wacha or KRod loose fantasy relevance?

    C Perez
    1B Hosmer
    2B Kipnis
    3B Longoria
    1B/3B Frazier
    SS Escobar
    2B/SS Franklin
    OF JUpton, BJUpton, Ellsbury, Choo, Marte, Reddick
    SP Scherzer, Wacha, Garza, Grienke, Burnett, Wheeler
    RP Soriano, Valverde, KRod
    DL Corey Hart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop right now if you have a 6 OF league…

      • @Grey: It’s not a 6 OF league. There are only 9 hitting positions (i.e., no M.I. or C.I.): C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 3xOF, UTIL. That’s it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose your last OF then…

          • @Grey: Is Reddick the last OF above? Or BJUpton? Who’s the pickup between Colvin, Morrison, Carp?

            I just remembered that earlier in the week I promised my next question would be a simple A vs. B question, but it wasn’t. Sorry ….!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Reddick is…. I wouldn’t drop him for another bench OF…

  137. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    A storm system brewing over the Midwest threatened tens of millions of people Wednesday with heavy rain, hail and perhaps even a derecho — a rare, explosive wind pattern that forecasters compare to the landfall of a hurricane.

    Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland were all in the threat zone, with Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Washington at risk of severe storms on Thursday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes

  138. Tony says:
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    Grey- whats your innings estimation for SHELBY? I’ve got shelby/perkins for david wright offered to me…. I get WRIGHT.

    Thinking about countering with jose veras instead of perkins, 32 innings min needed pitching wise i’d like to keep my stud closers…. I just dealt greinke so this is really thinning my staff tho too….. ? thoughts!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      175-ish… I’d take Wright…

  139. Greymilio says:
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    ROS: Reddick or Howard ?
    Please rank : Didi, Franklin and Rickie Weeks.

    thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Howard…Franklin, Weeks

  140. Cooper says:
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    Would you trade Wil Myers for Dylan Bundy or Taijian Walker in a AL keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  141. ROBHALLA says:
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    I have Mcann also have Gattis for off days.. ..Looking for utility help to supplant Poo Holes for awhile .

    Should I drop Gattis or Willingham for hot tomato Lind? Cant decide if Willingham will get going or just a dud.

    or hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis for Lind

  142. Nate says:
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    Pick 3 in a 15 team mixer: Hosmer, Colvin, Rendon and Lind

    Ike got sent down and I picked up Lind who is my 1st basemen now and been rotating Hosmer (waiting for him to heat up) and Rendon (thought once he gained 2nd base eligibility he might have trade value if he got hot) in at util… Colvin could do damage as a post-hype 27 year old playing in Coors right… right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind, Rendon, Hosmer…

  143. costaricanchata says:
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    chris davis keeping up with nate mclouth .
    except different categories .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  144. Dingbat says:
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    Q: Should I drop Kenley Jansen for Michael Pineda?

    A: Ha ha! Of course not, who would do such a stupid thing?

    Q: I would and I did just two days ago. To be fair, I needed space on my roster for Giancarlo Stanton. To be unfair, I feel like a freaking moron.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oops

  145. costaricanchata says:
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    ” (the lifetime is that of a guinea pig that is being cared for by a 12-year-old, so the lifespan is about 18 months … ) ”
    which is longer than the life-span of a peruvian guinea pig .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  146. Ryan says:
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    In a deep league with lots of injuries Estrada morrow McCarthy etc. oswalt will be up for the rockies next week…What do you see for his ROS?

      • Nate says:
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        @Grey: Just saw this little gem when I followed your link:
        “Everth Cabrera – 1-for-4 with his 8th steal, now batting .259. It’s a very real concern that he could bat .220 this year, which in the grand scheme of things isn’t terrible compared to life, death and why didn’t my DVR record Survivor?”

        That’s me quoting Grey… and proof that fantasy baseball is a quirky thing…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he could still .220, wouldn’t put it past him…

    • Nate says:
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      @Ryan: So many earned runs it will make Grey’s mustache wither…

  147. Mike says:
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    Cole reminds you of a young Verlander? He reminds me of a young Andrew Cashner. I love that he avoids strikeouts to save his bullpen, it’s like when I avoid getting a girl’s number to save my cell-phone battery.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  148. Mjh says:
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    Worth it to trade Prince Fielder for Butler, Peralta, and Prado? I’d be dropping Nick Franklin and Andrelton Simmons in the process.

    Should I try to mix a pitching upgrade in with the trade to make it more equitable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guess try to add in a pitcher, but the trade as it stands isn’t great…

      • Mjh says:
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        @Grey:
        Unless I can add Cahill or Cashner for Wainwright to that mix there must be better ways to upgrade at SS.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can you get Wainwright there too?

  149. john olerud says:
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    just got offered Machado for Gerrit Cole.

    I currently have Zimmerman and Headley in a league with one 3B and 2 UTL, but one of the UTL is reserved for Prince.

    Do I sell high on Cole and hope to move a 3B? or make a counter offer for someone like Beltran, Ellsbury, Crawford?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Machado, not really close

  150. AJ says:
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    Franklin or a healthy Gyorko?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  151. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Found a vape with mint in it that I really like. Good thick smoke. Brand is catepiller. Flavor is cheshire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t like mint in anything except my toothpaste… I’m vaping strawberry right now and it’s my new favorite… I also just ordered about 3 gallons of juice from Wordupecig…They took the order on the phone and shipped out same day, you should check them out, really nice on the phone, and I know you don’t like online ordering…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I liked menthols so there you go….haha the flavor is strawberry mint. Have you tried there juice yet?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve tried their juice… My mom only orders from them and likes menthol… It’s good…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: your mom might like the strawberry mint. Baby’s mama fav

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              She likes straight menthol….She doesn’t like the fruit-mint mixes… She got some freebies from that site and gave them to me, and I didn’t like them either…

              • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                @Grey: I don’t like any of the fruit mint mixes, but this one got to me, I crave it now

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sure it’s not the nicotine?

                  • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: nah, it’s refreshing, reminds me of Orbits strawberry mint gum, but I also like Mint, use to take my mushrooms sometimes in a cup of mint tea. Thrifty’s mint chocolate ice cream is one of my alltime fav’s, but I get it, no altoids for Grey

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I could see that… I’ve tried them when I’m hanging with Moms, just not my cup of mint-ish tea…

                  • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: I know you are not alone in this world with that.

                    I might be buying a new vape unit this week, my buddy lets me try his and it’s like taking bong hits. They have such amazing flavor that I find myself craving it alot.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I’m like a kid in a toy store… I buy new ones every week then shelf old ones… Have a shelf that’s fallen soldier shelf with about 40 different flavors I probably won’t go back to… We should start a swap club!

                  • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: My buddy has a tackle box full of units, parts, accessories, syringes, and mad flavors. Keeps it in his car

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I bought one friend a $150 thingie just so I could trade with her, but she never uses it…

                  • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: maybe she has a man and doesn’t need your thingie?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha… She wishes, know anyone looking for a 35-year-old cute black girl?

                  • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: my buddy ( he’s half white, half mexican) he’s divorced with a son. He loves him some sista’s as long as they have some booty

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      She’s booty galore…

                  • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: I’ll tell him, we might have the first ever razzball hookup!

                    Is there anything Razzball can’t do?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Get David Price healthy?

      • Gray Elbright says:
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        @Grey:

        Have you tried Banana bread or black n mild? Those are two goodies.

        • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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          @Gray Elbright: I didn’t like Black n Mild, have tried blueberry muffin, was really good, also a Belgian Breakfast is yummy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, have had ripe banana, which is good… I like the fruity ones…

          • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Grey: you’re such a fruity guy

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, only for Giancarlo!

              • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                @Grey: he’s F A A A A A A A B U L O U S!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, he kinda is… Just went to juice from that place you sent me…Candy apple…Yummers!

                  • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: which one, the rancho spot or the west covina?

                    I heard more about that Jameson brand, and the guy that makes them is a chef that uses his own seasonal organic fruits and herbs to make his flavors. Seasonal juice…that ka ka ka crazy!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Rancho… Yeah, that is crazy, soon they’re gonna have chef specials of the day…

                  • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: “this one’s a meyer lemon roasted red beet with a basil sage twist”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I call this my carrot pozole.

  152. Benny says:
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    Jennings or Ellsbury for the next 2 years in a keeper league? I really want to believe Jennings will turn into a stud, but I’m worried he’ll end up just being “good” and never big-time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings

  153. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey… I have Ozuna on the bench right now cause I picked up Lind and I’m starting him. My catcher is Matt Wieters. Would u pickup Mike Zunino and drop Ozuno to have a backup catcher and for utilities?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  154. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Espn article head line: heyward is a buy low guy…..at least they’re consistent. Franks and beans

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: all star break special: puig is a solid add!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! ESPN says get Mike Trout!

  155. Hondo says:
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    Sweet 9 SE MPH winds at Coors.Welcome back Mr.LHB Adam LaRoche ,and have fun on the bench Mr.Choo(who is hitting in the 2 hole today for the first time all season).

    Now I just hope I don’t get an 0-4 from Bruce.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Hondo says:
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      @Hondo:

      Well,I hit that one on the head.

      0-4 I’m not sure what to do with him.

      Got him off the WW early after his owner panicked(or was maybe smarter than me).

      After picking up Puig(who I hope is still alive) he’s basically a bench guy with JUP,, Choo and now hopefully Tyler Colvin(or bench bat Matt Carpenter) ahead of him.3 OF’s and 1 util spot that I originally drafted Ike for(I failed rocket science) and have since replaced with LaRoche.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Don’t know what to do with Bruce? Or LaRoche?

        • Hondo says:
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          @Grey:

          Kind of a fuzzy headed “I fell asleep in the chair during the O’s game post and now have to make Dad’s dinner” rather than an actual question.
          I guess hang and cringe until I have to pull Beachy,Price and Reyes off the DL (I guess Reyes means goodbye to the non turkey supporting ,non $100 billl type of Franklin) but I’m going to have to clear a streaming spot for the playoffs.I know it’s early yet but the guy’s inconsistency makes me nuts.I match him up right and get screwed,then he’ll go 3-5 the next day on the bench.

          Everybody in my league avoids him like a $5 hooker,so a trade would be difficult.

          I guess I’ll try a cheap trade during his next hot streak.I won the HR cat 15-4 last week,so I’m just contemplating if I actually need him.I’.ve got Goldy,Cano and Beltre in my IF so I’m not hurting for power.

          Love the hot streaks,hate the dead zone he so often falls into.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Gotcha

            • Hondo says:
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              @Grey:
              As a Nats fan,I want to commit suicide by loyalty to LaRoche and want to keep him at util.

              Somebody is going to have to go soon though.In a 21 man H2H league,I only want 2 bench guys,but now have 3..I also want to see if Colvin gets playing time.

              I’m also kinda waiting to see what happens with the Beachy-Teheran situation before making any significant moves.

              Holds league where I blew off saves early,but have Kenley and just dropped Gregersen for Colvin.Maybe I’ll try to trade Bruce for a mid level closer,but of course then he’ll go off on an opponents team during the playoffs.

              He hate me.

              Or maybe just dump Teheran ASAP and move on to the next available closer?Thoughts appreciated.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                What closer are you picking up for Teheran?

                • Hondo says:
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                  @Grey:

                  There aren’t really any good ones available,I’m lurking until the next injury.Since I’m up most of the time watching out for Pops,I always have the opportunity to outmove people who work for a living and can be swift on a pickup that becomes available.LOL

                  The best available appear to be Benoit,,Thayer,or the Ambriz guy from Houston,who I know nothing about., none of which smokes my shorts.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Benoit would be my pickup…

                    • Hondo says:
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                      @Grey:

                      For Teheran?I’m worried that Medlin gets moved to the BP when Beachy gets back and they keep Teheran as a SP.

  156. Ed the Head says:
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    Grey:

    Who would you Cingrani for? Kluber, Porcello, or Parker?

    Also,

    Who wins the ugliest pitcher from last night award? Aaron “Sloth” Harang or Bartolo “Shrek” Colon?

    Thanks much!

    • Ed the Head says:
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      @Ed the Head: That should say” who would you drop Cingrani for”? Assuming he’s sent back down this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello… Harang is the ugliest pitcher in baseball right now….

  157. MattTruss223 says:
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    In relation to the weather warning from Vin, TOR@CWS has already been PPD. Go adjust your lineups accordingly folks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup… There goes my Crain pick up too…

    • Hondo says:
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      @MattTruss223:

      Thanks- makes me feel better about my bored decision of snagging Colvin instead of Dunn.

  158. Juice_0321 says:
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    I just traded J-Up for Votto in a keeper league. I send him a pick and he grabs a wire arm for my team for ROS. Do you like the trade and who do I have him grab? Kluber, Danks, Miley or Duffy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair… Kluber

  159. OaktownSteve says:
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    Who doesn’t like mint?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      *raises hand* Can’t stand mint chocolate chip either…Reminds me of toothpaste…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope, nope and hmm… I do enjoy a mojito on occasion though…

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Grey: Agreed. Ever drink Rumplemintz? I think it ruined me from anything minty. Probably because I was sprayed chunks all over the girls dorm bathroom.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole:

          I would say anybody who agrees to drink something called Rumpelmintz is either a. otherwise out of alcohol or b. getting what they deserve.

          • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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            @OaktownSteve: *see girls dorm room. a. and b.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I get the shakes just thinking of that or Jaeger…

          • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Grey: note to self, Grey doesn’t like Mint nor licorice. I drink szambuca straight…..what about bitters? can you handle that?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, none of that… I don’t really drink though, in general…

              • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                @Grey: I’m a 3 to 4 drinks a week guy, haven’t got smashed in 3 years and before that maybe once or twice a year….. I’m a real cheep date ;)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m the cheap date… Two drinks and I’m tipsy, three drinks and I start reciting the alphabet backwards to prove I’m not drunk, and mess it up…

                  • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: I don’t drink Gin anymore, I start asking everyone “have you seen my pants?”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… I could never drink gin… Or anything brown…

                  • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: this old black man I knew from one of my watering holes who had like 30 girlfriends would tell me ” Gin will make you sin”

                    He sat around drinking a Tom Collins every time I saw him

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I think that about tequila

                  • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: never had a bad time on Tequila….must be the latino in me…..or maybe it’s all the latina I’ve been in!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hey oh! I’ve had a lot of great times with tequila, so I’m told… I usually don’t remember a lot of it…

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        After a cheap beer.

  160. Jason says:
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    Do you roll out Moore against KC this week? Can’t deal with another turd, but KC has been struggling and they seem to avoid walks like the plague.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  161. Zach says:
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    I’m fortunate enough to have the problem of too many outfielders. I’ve got Trout, Stanton, Chris Davis, Puig, and Carlos Gomez. I’ve also got Jurickson Profar at second base. Should I be looking to move an outfielder for a second baseman? One of the second basemen I’ve looked at is Martin Prado but I’m having a hard time comparing him to my outfielders. What do you think? I’ve been shut down on a few trades involving Pedroia and Gomez. Thanks for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prado below all your OFs… Puig for Phillips? Gomez for Phillips? Stanton for Cano?

      • Zach says:
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        @Grey: Awesome. Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  162. Zach says:
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    I’m fortunate enough to be stuck with one (or two) too many outfielders. I’ve got Trout, Stanton, Chris Davis, Puig, and Carlos Gomez. I’ve also got Jurickson Profar at second base. Should I be looking to move an outfielder for a second baseman? One of the second basemen I’ve looked at is Martin Prado but I’m having a hard time comparing him to my outfielders. What do you think? I’ve been shut down on a few trades involving Pedroia and Gomez. Thanks for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  163. Steve says:
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    I just dropped Lackey for Kluber,was this a bad move?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Steve: Screw Lackey. I mean, no.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Guys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  164. Brent says:
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    I’m looking to move McLousy for some pitching. I’m in a deep 16 team league. Who are some pitchers that could bring back equal value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not going to fetch you what he’s worth… Maybe Fister-ish?

      • Brent says:
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        @Grey: I got offered Kuroda.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fair…

  165. jaw says:
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    which one of these OF to replace maybin? (i need speed) – pierre, revere, venable

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @jaw: venable

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Revere

  166. Gareth says:
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    Any Ideas about when and for how long Puig will be suspended?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe two or three games…

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: When will it go into effect though? This week or next? I’m setting my weekly team.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No idea, maybe this weekend, early next week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  167. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    I was just offered Locke for Lester. Will Lester stop blowing any time soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  168. Nick says:
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    Lincecum was dropped yesterday in my league. I have an open roster spot. Do you think it would be worth making a speculative add on the chance that he rebounds or is it just a waste of my waiver?

    Thanks!

    Nick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stay away

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Nick: A waste

  169. costaricanchata says:
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    missed the big brawl , last night
    am hoping don zimmer is in the dugout for tonight’s game , though .

  170. Wilsonian says:
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    Which side in a keeper if I need a 2nd baseman?

    JUp/Mujica or Posey/Kipnis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Posey

  171. mraccoe says:
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    Please rank these CF-eligible for the short term:

    Victorino, Ethier, Ichiro, Revere, LoCain, Bone Face, Rasmus, Saunders, Brantley

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Victorino, Brantley…

  172. smegma says:
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    12 team H2H points league…looking for SS help. Got A.Escobar on ww and have Franklin on bench. Other team’s Sandoval went to DL at 3B. Would you trade Bumgarner and Aramis for Segura and Homer Bailey? My other SP are Scherzer/Burnett/Cole/Wheeler/Iwakuma (at RP)/Wacha/Neise with Beachy/Peavy on DL.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @smegma: It’s fair but would make your SP kinda thin. I’d def just pick up Escobar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for your help Grey – would you do Neise/Aramis for Zobrist? Other guy also has Rollins and doesn’t seem too excited about my Aramis for Zobrist trade offer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Gareth: good stuff, but that monkey looks really content, like all of his starts were as good as yesterday’s,which is not the case.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Does look a bit like Colon…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: that’s funny, as i meant the ape looked like harang-a-tang.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  173. herschel says:
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    @Grey: pujols with a rare hr plus a couple of extra hits for a multi-hit game. slam and dregs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  174. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    bench choo due to faceing a lefty, hitter T hates him in those spots; so he, so far, already has a walk,double,steal. damn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  175. Jason says:
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    If I am reading this right Porcello’s next 4 starts are @MIN, BAL, LAA, @TB. I’m thinking of picking him up since I’ve been reading here how everyone likes him. Do you think against these match ups he’s worth starting for all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  176. OaktownSteve says:
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    How can a guy named Strop not be sharp?

    damn that’s a good joke

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  177. Milarky says:
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    I’ve just received an offer of his Victorino and Granderson for my Minor. My pitching is a bit thin for various reasons and I don’t necessarily need more OF depth, but I’m not sure I can turn this down. Pitching = Sabathia, Greinke, Peavy, Minor, Zimmermann, Gee, Tillman, Gausman, Doubront, Peralta, Skaggs). Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  178. LordaMercy says:
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    Question about ESPN leagues: Is the creator of a league always the league manager? Can the LM designation be given to someone else? Can the creator AND someone else both be LMs?There is some shady shit going on in my league, just trying to clarify. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a question for Vin…

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @LordaMercy: League creator can assign LM duties to some other person. This is the case in the Last Chance RCL. Vin created it. We both have LM controls.

      • LordaMercy says:
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        @Wallpaper Paterson: That answers it, thank you, sir. It’s for my home league, no shadiness in the RCL!

  179. Gareth says:
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    Ramone Santiago at 2nd for the Tigers? Why is Infante sitting again? (he sat twice the last 3 days). He had 3 hits yesterday! F U Leland.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not sure

  180. OaktownSteve says:
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    Down(town) goes Frazier. Down(town) goes Frazier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  181. Gareth says:
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    Rate these streamers.

    I am Looking for Wins, Lowering ERA / WHIP. I am 1st in strikeouts.

    CIN M Leake (5-3, 2.93, 53 K/ 73.2 IP) 6/17 vs PIT Liriano 6/22 @ ARI Miley
    CLE C Kluber (3-4, 4.56, 54 K/ 49.1 IP) 6/17 vs KC Shields 6/23 vs MIN Pelfrey
    OAK J Parker (5-6, 4.68, 55 K/ 75 IP) 6/18 @ TEX Darvish 6/23 @ SEA Bonderman
    CHW J Quintana (3-2, 3.94, 50 K/ 70.2 IP) 6/17 @ HOU Norris 6/22 @ KC Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana, Kluber

  182. AJ says:
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    What side you like best Braun, D Brown, Soriano for Cano, Wainwright

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: thanks…you think it’s fair trade or replace Soriano with Kimbrel?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Kimbrel over Soriano

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Assuming Alfonso Soriano, btw

          • AJ says:
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            @Grey: my bad Rafael soriano

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Kimbrel’s better than Rafael…

  183. Nightpandas says:
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    Trade offers in my 15 team keep 9

    1. Griffin & Zunino for Perkins. ( I had asked for Cole and he came back with Griffin)

    2. Bailey & Segura for Puig and Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Perkins side 2. Segura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s for this year, btw… For future, Zunino and Moore…

  184. Mr. Glass says:
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    would a Parra & Puig be a low ball offer for Heyward or is this a go sell high Buy low type of trade i also have Myers stashed so i dont mid losing them both if im gettin hayward back in return

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it…

  185. knighttown says:
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    I’ve been offered a big one in my 13 team daily 5×5.

    I give:
    McCutch, Marte, Shelby, Pacheco and Cishek

    I get:
    Chris Davis, Reynolds, Markakis, Lester and O’Day.

    I’m pretty good for all categories except K’s and Saves. ERA and WHIP are iffy too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  186. Benny says:
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    Which would you rather – trade Greinke for Jennings/Papelbon or trade Scherzer for Jennings/Papelbon? This would be in a keeper league. I need saves and steals to push for a roto league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither… Greinke…

  187. AJ says:
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    Verlander, Segura or Wainwright, Cano?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @AJ: Wainwright

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  188. The Marte Partay says:
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    1. Dropped Avila for Zunino in a 16-team, 2 catcher league. Did I make a Gob?

    2. Drop Bonifacio for Valdespin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ha…That’s fine 2. Sure

  189. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Was offered Felix and alexi ram for my Kenley and segura. Also, may be able to parlay this offer into a cliff lee and andrus for the same pieces. Like both offers? One more than the other?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Lee if you need pitching…

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: still do it for Felix if I can’t get lee?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • herschel says:
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            @Grey: who do you like as valverde’s eventual replacement? benoit, smyly, rondon, brian wilson. etc? sorry if this has been asked already….i checked but didnt see anything…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Benoit

  190. costaricanchata says:
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    valverde … bs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t help he had an inherited run, but yeah…

  191. SteveNZ says:
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    Sonavabenched by Cain! The Tron hated him for today so I sat him.

    Leonys Martin has some slack to pick up…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      Too much chainsaw, not enough Paul Bunyan.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Yeah, though my opponent’s Ever-Cab just tied up the SB category so maybe Leonys can help out there.

        I guess the Hitter-tron wasn’t to know that Cain would get to face Valverde. I should have just left well enough alone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I smell a Holland vulture win…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Dah, benched Holland too. Couldn’t see him seeing the light of day with Verlander on the hill…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh. Oh, well…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: That was only in H2H though (tho I could really have don with another win after Cecil’s yesterday – 2 wins in a week when you’re relievers-only is huge) – I had him active in the RCL and the 10 team keeper.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, nice! BTW, yesterday in the RCL, I had Wacha, Cingrani, Cole, Norris and Greinke… Not too shabby…

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Yeah, I thought you must have done pretty well. I’m an 11.5 in wins in our RCL – and I’m streaming.

                WHIP ain’t so hot though…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I made good strides yesterday in bringing my WHIP and ERA down… I was gutterballing it for a while, but it’s now mid-pack… Impressive you’re streaming the whole way… How’s the team doing? Who’s winning the ORCL so far?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wow, real nice ERA for streaming… I think Ks are deceptively hard to get streaming though… You’re in the same boat as me with pitching (Greinke and Price)… Surprised your offense isn’t doing even better…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: J-Up has been on strike and I’ve also endured miserable stretches from Wilin and Marte. Choo has cooled right off too.

                    I went from an 11 in AVG to a 4 in about 2 weeks.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Just looking at your team, they look stacked… I think you’ll be fine on hitting… Top 4 in all categories, at least… Looks better than my hitting, and my hitting is doing well…

  192. Gray Elbright says:
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    Trade Markakis and Kevin Gregg for Ellsbury?

    I don’t know what to think with Kevin Gregg. He’s been lights out, but his team is horrible and get’s no save opportunity. I think he’s do for some regression, sell high option.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ellsbury side, not really close

  193. The Thumb says:
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    Cole or Fister ROS?

    Trying to package one of them with Profar to get Zobrist and Gattis. The guy needs pitching and has a prospect boner for Jurickson.

    • The Thumb says:
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      @The Thumb: or better off getting someone besides Gattis and picking up Zunino?

      Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister

  194. Gareth says:
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    Greg Holland gets sent out in a non save situation to Face Hunter, Cabrera and Fielder.

    There’s only one way this ends, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  195. Mr. Glass says:
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    can Papa Grande go back to whatever independent league he was in

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  196. Gareth says:
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    WOW.

    10 Pitches: 9 Strikes, 1 Balls

    He strikes out Hunter and Cabrera. Then Fielder Grounds out.

    Greg Holland – #56 RHP
    1-1, 1.90 ERA

    And he’s in line for the Win if the Royals Rally in the 10th.

    I love you Greg Holland.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And here comes the vulture win

  197. Gareth says:
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    Papa don’t preach, he just sucks.

  198. costaricanchata says:
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    gordon about to get a game-ending double …. in 10 , 9 , 8 , 7 …..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A single will do

  199. costaricanchata says:
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    haha .
    if you had hosmer in your line-up today ,
    your only other choice was prolly moustakas .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll take the cheap win…

  200. Gareth says:
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    AND…………………..Hosmer singles with 2 out to Win the game.

    YES!!!!

  201. FMFBL says:
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    Howdy! It’s a keeper league…
    Get: Segura and Scherzer
    Give: Cargo

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura side

      • FMFBL says:
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        @Grey: thanks! you think the segura power is for realz? i did read he’s been “working out” with braun this season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha…He’s probably a 15 homer guy with 30 steals… It’s great at SS, think a in his prime Rollins with a bit less power…

  202. Clive says:
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    Would you trade M Moore for Frazier? My pitching is loaded and I don’t trust M Moore.. But now that he’s tanked it’s hard to get value for him.. Hold or pull the trigger on Frazier? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Frazier if you needed a 3rd baseman…

  203. joel says:
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    Grey, I’ve been offered Wacha for Rendon. Each keepable for 4 years. Who regardless of position) do you think is more valuable? THX!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… Wacha, but it’s hard to say…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  204. B.o.B says:
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    Was just offered Dickey for my 12th round pick next season. Is he even worth that right now??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, for the gamble

  205. MasterofGrond says:
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    Glorious Greg Holland vulture win.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love that!

  206. Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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    I was reading some arguments above over rankings, I think these guys don’t understand how the rankings work in the pre-season. If you view it as a list then you missed all the words that come in the write ups that go with what you do. I get a little agitated when people in here are not taking into consideration the risk/reward element, upside players vs. players that have peaked and you can count on for certain numbers, how ridiculous it is to ask about SP 6’s as ROS, or should I carry a back up catcher. There is no one strategy, there is no right answer, you play this game on numbers, luck, instinct and situations……

    • MasterofGrond says:
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      @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio: Yeah, I mean there’s a reason Grey also puts them all in tiers with catchy (and deliciously un-catchy) names like I’M NOT DRAFTING THEM.

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @MasterofGrond: thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll never understand ROS most times someone says ROS, but I just go with it… I’m not sure I care what 75% of my7 team will do ROS, but *shrugs* don’t know…

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: It’s your job, you’re like my kid’s Kindergarten teacher, you try and teach them the basics and have to answer all their ridiculous questions regardless because they need it more than your own personal feelings, it’s your job. If I had a site I would alienate about half the readers in the month of April alone.

        That’s why I need to start the underrazz, a place for the good regular commentors to go and talk shop without all the crazy BS in between. To share ideas and have more in depth conversations…..oh and lots of pictures of boobs and yoga pants (damn you Nick for that one)

        The Underrazzz “leave your pants at the door”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice…

    • Hondo says:
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      @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio:

      I just get guys like Miller and Harvey and trade them for guys I know will be there in the H2H playoffs.

      Seems simple to me.

      When I have a more difficult question,I rely on Grey’s advice/kindness.

      The dude is awesome.(Not the Jeff Bridges dude)

  207. RedRox says:
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    whcih side: Trade Samardj for Aramis Ramirez + Nate McLouth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Samardzija, but it’s fair, depends on needs…

  208. anchovies says:
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    manchovies is in need of an outfielder. slim pickins, but here’s what i’m looking at on the wire:
    12 team Y! daily.
    tyler colvin
    carlos quentin
    J²(jon Jay)
    Rasmus
    Swisher
    Victorino
    XPaul
    Leonys
    ———–
    anyone here worth a stream or stay away?
    Griffin v SEA
    JoFer @ StL
    Feldman @ Mets
    Kluber v Wash

    i have Moore,Bumgarner, Porcello & Edwin Jax going friday night…moore and garza have been costing me large, though.

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Victorino… Kluber, Griffin

    • anchovies says:
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      @anchovies:

      add Logan Morrison to that mix

      • anchovies says:
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        @anchovies:

        aaaaand, thanks. spent most of my day off here. who needs sun??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sun? What’s that?

  209. Swat290 says:
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    Detroit’s bullpen must not like Verlander very much….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  210. Hey Grey! Would you trade josh Donaldson for H. Ryu?? Donaldson has SS eligibility in this particular league. I have a solid MI with Donaldson at third base as it is. Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, it’s fair

  211. SteveNZ says:
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    Reddick v Hughes or L Martin v Bald Jim?

    The Tron has them dead even…

    • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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      @SteveNZ: Reddick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Jesus. It had to happen. Martin goes deep.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn…My bad

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Eh, what can you do? You’d have to say it’s more likely that Reddick hits one of Hughes than Martin doing it off Bald Jim.

            The real annoyance is that I have Cain on the same team (H2H) and I benched him too, with the intention of starting Martin…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Hughes gives up long balls like it’s his business so there’s that…

  212. Dave says:
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    12tm NL only 4×4 roto. Thinking of offering Cain or J Zim and Rollins for Segura and Cahill. My ERA is 2.91 (Waino, JZim, Minor, Jose Fern, Cain – who I just traded for and Wheeler on bench). The next guy in ERA is 3.4 and he just dealt Kershaw My Whip lead is similar. The Segura owner is last in ERA (4.5) but better than me in offensive stats. I just lost Maybin (again) so I really could use the steals and my BA could use a boost too. I think I may be giving up more than him in the deal for 2013, but that it might make sense for me given my needs. Segura is also at a good keeper value $10, whereas all others are not keepers. Both teams are top 3 in current standings.
    1. Do you think it makes sense for me given my needs?
    2. Who would you rather have ROS Cain or J Zim?

    Thanks for your consideration!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d give Cain and Rollins for Segura…

  213. goodfold2 says:
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    I REALLY should have flipped gregerson to street owner the first day i got him weeks ago for benoit. Valverde’s shit. gotta hope Putz gets that job back in a few weeks or i’ll have soon gone from 4-5 closers to 3 in a few weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hear ya

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: eh, benoit owner might’ve thought he was worth holding onto anyway, instead of protecting against another possible street injury. But i’d rather protect my own invested closer with handcuff than possible saves theft in the possible-only long distance future. Would be cool if they made Smyly closer, that’d be more help in 16 teamer.

  214. Duke says:
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    Papa Grande twitter freakout in full effect. Pickup Benoit? Rondon get’s call up, or still some leash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leash prolly

  215. goodfold2 says:
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    upton sighting in the 8th inning. Would’ve been a really big sighting had he doubled or better in the 9th.

  216. YNKEH8R says:
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    What is the upside of Corey Kluber? Have not seen him at all. Backend of my rotation consists of Maholm, Parker, J. Fernandez, & Porcello. Should I be dumping 1 of them to scoop him up???

    Add or hold?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Maholm

  217. Mike says:
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    Morse or De Aza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De Aza

  218. goodfold2 says:
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    them rototimes guys are at it again: “and Valverde went on to give up his 15th homer in 17 1/3 innings this year. That’s two more than he allowed in 69 innings in the regular season last year.”

  219. los locos says:
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    crap shoot… I am done with BJ Upton. Only waiver wire worth adding are DeAza and Lind

    My team is below: I have home run hitters, but it ain’t happening. Do you see anyone I should try moving and who should I think about acquiring, I want Heyward, but I can’t figure a good deal.

    Rosario, Wilin(C) COL
    Rizzo, Anthony(1B) CHC
    Altuve, Jose(2B) HOU
    Seager, Kyle(3B) SEA
    Zobrist, Ben(2B,OF,SS) TB
    Carpenter, Matt(1B,2B,3B,OF) STL
    Craig, Allen(1B,OF) STL
    Fowler, Dexter(OF) COL
    LaRoche, Adam(1B) WAS

    Blanks, Kyle(1B,OF) SD
    Hunter, Torii(OF) DET
    Swisher, Nick(1B,OF) CLE
    Upton, B.J.(OF) ATL
    Headley, Chase(3B) SD
    Ramirez, Hanley(3B,SS) LAD

    Active Pitchers
    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    Medlen, Kris(RP,SP) ATL
    Miller, Shelby(RP,SP) STL
    Moore, Matt(SP) TB
    Ryu, Hyun-Jin(SP) LAD
    Holland, Greg(RP) KC
    Romo, Sergio(RP) SF

    Cole, Gerrit(SP) PIT
    Parker, Jarrod(SP) OAK
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Beachy, Brandon(SP) ATL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have a 6 man hitting bench? Lose Blanks, Swisher and Hunter… And pick up some arms…

      • los locos says:
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        @Grey: Yes. Its the rules our commish has set.. We have to keep a bench, not sure why. I think my staff is pretty solid.

  220. Silky says:
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    Willingham or Frazier ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  221. MasterofGrond says:
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    Up to 103 points in my RCL. I swear to god, I always drop like 3 or 4 before Vin’s weekly rankings and earn them all back immediately after.

    ALL I WANT IS A SINGLE TOP 10 OVERALL RANKING, DAMN IT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! We’re all shooting for it, you’re closer than most…

    • Kid A says:
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      MasterofHubris

    • MasterofGrond says:
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      It’s just (RCL) beginners luck, anyway.

      • Kid A says:
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        Don’t let my jealousy get in the way of your braggadocio. We are all very excited for you…

  222. royce! says:
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    Did Profar ever have SS eligibility in ESPN? I just noticed that he is only 2B eligible, which is odd considering where he played in the minors…can a player lose eligibility in season?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @royce!: he was brought up at util only in yahoo leagues, which is the stupidest thing i’ve ever seen. Unless he’s only a DH last season he everybody should start the year either as what they played the majority of in minor’s, or at least what they are playing at first in majors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, can’t lose eligibility…

  223. SpecialFNK says:
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    yahoo, 5×5, roto, 16 team keeper. (keep 5)

    give- David Price, Anthony Rendon, Vernon Wells.
    get- Carlos Beltran, AJ Burnett, Dan Uggla.

    MY TEAM
    CA- Rosario. 1B- Butler. 2B- Rendon. 3B- Machado. SS- Rollins. IN- Lind.
    OF- Choo. OF- Willingham. OF- Bourjos. OF- Blanks. UT- Konerko.
    DL- Gyorko.
    BN- Saunders, Wells, SPerez, Ozuna, Colvin, XPaul.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- Liriano.
    RP- Reed. RP- Valverde. P- Jansen. P- Gregerson. P- Tazawa.
    DL- Price. DL- Carpenter. DL- McCarthy.
    BN- Milone, Wacha, Santiago.

    coming into the season my keepers were- Price, Butler, Rollins, Machado, Choo. after this I think my keepers after the season might be- Bumgarner, Butler, Gyorko, Machado, and Choo or Beltran.
    if I can’t get back into the race this season, I could maybe have a better chance at trading Beltran than Price anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t like it

      • SpecialFNK says:
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        @Grey:
        what part?
        should I be asking to get more than Beltran for Price?
        should I not include Rendon?
        I could just try Price for Beltran, is that good?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Price and Rendon are way more valuable in a keeper… Beltran’s fine, he’s liable to get hurt and end the season with about ten more homers… He’s not worth this trade…

          • SpecialFNK says:
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            @Grey:
            sounds good.
            if I’m in 8th place 40 points out, should I still be trying to contend? or build for next year?
            last year was my first year in a keeper league, but I won the whole thing. this year not doing so good, so this is new territory to me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Start thinking about the future…

  224. herschel says:
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    @Grey: follow up to my trade offer above. weekly roto redraft. my kenley/segura for either anibal or shields plus andrus. if you like the offer, which sp do you like more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it…

  225. Kid A says:
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    Puig out with a roasted shoulder. QUENTIN!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nooooo

    • Prezz says:
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      @Kid A: was it you that said they were at the A’s game last night?

  226. Milarky says:
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    I’ve got Avila and M. Montero in a 2-catcher league (ugh). Would you trade Tillman for Pierzynski and Cook? My pitching is struggling a little, but not sure I’d miss Tillman unless he is really breaking through. Cook is almost completely inconsequential, but he was offered as part of the deal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, I wouldn’t…

  227. huge caulk says:
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    12 team H2H keeper 6X6 OBP, QS, K/9

    2B has been a black hole for me this year. A Hill, M Ellis, Yuni B now M Scutaro…

    Waiver wire is full of mediocrity..best options are Dietrich and Lemaihieu as far as I can tell. Who would you pick up short term?

    Long term…A Hill may or may not be back, but it doesnt sound like I can trust him. Probably should make a trade…This one crazy guy has 5 great to decent 2B on one team: Pedroia, Kipnis, Profar, Utley, and even Matt Carpenter. Who should I aim for out of these guys? I listed my team below,,,who should I offer as trade bait? FYI People in my league are prospect/upside crazy so guys like Harvey, Fernandez have more trade value…

    C Victor Martinez, Det C, DH
    1B Paul Goldschmidt, Ari 1B S
    2B Marco Scutaro, SF 2B, SS DTD
    3B Miguel Cabrera, Det 3B
    SS Jean Segura, Mil SS
    OF Giancarlo Stanton, Mia OF
    OF Matt Holliday, StL OF
    OF Matt Joyce, TB OF
    UTIL Norichika Aoki, Mil OF
    UTIL Nolan Arenado, Col 3B S
    Bench Alfonso Soriano, ChC OF
    Bench Yoenis Cespedes OF
    DL Aaron Hill*, Ari 2B DL15

    SP Aroldis Chapman, Cin SP, RP
    SP Hiroki Kuroda, NYY SP
    SP Jeff Samardzija, ChC SP
    SP Matt Harvey, NYM SP DTD
    SP Jarrod Parker, Oak SP
    SP Jose Fernandez, Mia SP
    RP Joe Nathan, Tex RP
    RP Jose Veras, Hou RP
    Bench Justin Masterson, Cle SP
    Bench Corey Kluber, Cle SP
    Bench Travis Wood, ChC SP
    Bench Rick Porcello, Det SP
    Bench Hector Santiago, CWS RP, SP

    thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dietrich… I don’t know what he needs… Maybe Harvey for Pedroia?

      • huge caulk says:
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        @Grey:

        The money wont work bc its a salary cap league… Ped is 30$ Harvey 10$. Would you do Carpenter3$ & Machado 7$ for Harvey 10$?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Machado there

          • huge caulk says:
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            @Grey:

            I agree but can I roll with two 3B like Cabrera and Machado? Didnt know if that was optimal bc usually I stick OF in the UTIL spot…

            • Grey

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              Can’t imagine you get those two in that deal… If you do, then you can worry about Flipping Machado or Miggy…

              • huge caulk says:
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                @Grey:
                I might pull it off… people are nuts over Harvey

  228. zzzzzz says:
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    Segura should get bonus points for hitting one out of Crayola Canyon. Wtf… is he roiding? I mean I love him because he’s on my team but he’s hitting way more HR than anyone thought.

    • huge caulk says:
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      @zzzzzz:
      He just missed another one…chased the CF to the wall in straightaway center…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  229. Shorty says:
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    If you had the chance to turn Jennings and Minor into Homer Bailey, Granderson and Victorino, would you do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Shorty says:
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        @Grey: Still no if I keep Jennings instead of Granderson? I’d get Granderson and Victorino for Minor, then flip Granderson for Bailey. I was also thinking of making the second deal larger to try and get a Lucroy or Buck for someone like Tillman (my catchers suck).

        • Grey

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          I’d take those two for Minor alone

          • Shorty says:
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            @Grey: In a post above where someone else asked if you’d take Granderson and Victorino for Minor you said you’d hold, didn’t you?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

              • Shorty says:
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                @Grey: So what do you mean when you say “I’d take those two for Minor alone”? Which two?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  @Shorty: Jennings and Victorino… Sorry, that’s what I thought you meant in the 2nd thread…

                  • Shorty says:
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                    @Grey: Oh, Ok. I already have Jennings. If I trade Minor, my pitching would be thin so probably wouldn’t do it. That’s why I thought maybe I could take the OF depth in Grandy and Victorino for Minor provided I could flip Grandy for Bailey. To me it makes sense only if Bailey is either equal to or better than Minor ROS, because I also gain Victorino in the grand scheme of things.

                    • Grey

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                      You’re gaining two guys who have done nothing and are injury-prone… I don’t love them, the trade isn’t bad, I just don’t like it…

  230. costaricanchata says:
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    if it wasn’t for mike trout’s miserable performance today ,
    my team batting average would be .333

    (never get a chance to say that) .

  231. Eric W says:
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    Being sent out to the LA area for work in a few weeks, just wondering if anybody has a preference between catching a game at Chavez ravine or Angels stadium?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dodgers Stadium is much better…

    • herschel says:
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      @Eric W: chavez for sure unless you are a fan of disney. or tribal tatoos.

      • Eric W says:
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        @Grey: @herschel: ha, well that answers that. thanks now just need to find out if they will be in town

    • Kid A says:
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      @Eric W: For the Ravine, wear some Giants gear and bring a dry erase taunt board if you want to spice up the action a little bit.

      • Eric W says:
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        @Kid A: I was thinking of wearing my Ian Kenedy jersey…..

        • Kid A says:
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          @Eric W: get two tickets and bring a Carlos Quentin blow-up doll. Also pepper in “chinga tu madre” at the end of every sentence when speaking to anyone.

          • Eric W says:
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            @Kid A: The only person I know in LA is a Padres fan so maybe she has a Quentin jersey laying around somewhere to wear to the game with me. Also do I have to roll my r’s to say that properly? I took french in high school.

            • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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              @Eric W: Grey is right, Chavez Ravine is much better, if you listen to Kid A you are going to be very popular in a bad way, and by LA area what does that mean?

              • Eric W says:
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                @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio: Santa Monica. I was told that was near LA I don’t really know never been to California.

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Eric W: then dodgers game. That’s definitely la. Dont get lost in venice

  232. Ernest says:
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    Cutch and Lester for Puig and J Upton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton, it’s fair…

  233. SteveNZ says:
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    Damn, had to drop Aviles to claim Arenado, but sheesh.

    • Kid A says:
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      @SteveNZ: Aviles is a great little sub when teams have a spot for him. He did the same thing in boston last year. I liked that pickup by the tribe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah

  234. schlitzy says:
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    You see Eric Young was DFA’d? Hopefully he lands somewhere that will play him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, saw that…

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:
        Might explain the Colvin call up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  235. Ghw says:
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    @Grey I’m in a 14 roto keeper and I am middle about 50 pts back. Should I hold on to Carlos Gomez or try to shop him? Do you think this is the highest his value will get?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think it is at the highest, depends what you can get…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Odd, indeed

  236. schlitzy says:
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    Watching Mets Cards and saw this Sesame Street at bat – Gee vs. Jay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha!

  237. ferris says:
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    deep nl-only DL stash — hitters are precious

    maybin (out 6 to 10 weeks)
    or
    eric chavez (prob back in a couple weeks)

    chavez has put up great numbers this year but i think when aaron hill (if ever) gets back that there won’t be much time for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill and Chavez don’t play at the same position…

      • ferris says:
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        @Grey: i think they had the option of using prado at 2nd with hill out but with hill back (assuming …) and gregorious locked in — hill at 2B, didi at SS, prado at 3B seem locked as everyday guys (i guess prado could play some OF but the d-backs have a logjam there too)

        • Grey

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          Chavez is a platoon player either way… Maybin could be out until September though…

  238. letsgobravos says:
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    Ugh, Miller gives up his 2nd homer of the night, 4 ER…but 10ks so that’s useful.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he looks solid, aside from the homers…

  239. Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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    EYJ is gone for good in Colorado, DFA, Colvin gains a little more PT, why doesn’t Helton just go the f**k away?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yuo

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: This is ridiculous I have to get this excited over a situation the Rockies shouldn’t even be in

  240. Wilsonian says:
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    You can all thank me for JUp doing something today, I finally benched him. So you’re welcome. That now makes 4 HRs on my bench for the week.

    Anyway, would you prefer Lucroy over Sal for right now?definitely not worried about someone picking Sal up. It’s a small league and no one but me needs a damn catcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  241. Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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    We need a term for old stars that are way past their prime and won’t go away

      • chunk says:
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        @royce!: nice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Casino Bus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s in there

    • Hondo says:
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      @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio:

      Mark McGwire.

      Oh wait,never mind .He’s just a bating coach who goes all roid on other folks.

      As Grey would say,we have better.

  242. Joey Y says:
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    Grey, this is my first post but I need advice on whether to stand pat with my team or try and improve some areas. What do you think? 10 team H2H points.
    C: Rosario
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Profar
    3B: Alvarez
    SS: Andrus
    OF: Trout
    OF: Beltran
    OF: Bruce
    Util: Rios
    Util: Desmond
    DL: Panda
    DL: Kinsler

    SPs: MadBum, Shields, Dickey, Strasburg, Holland, Wheeler, Cole, Cobb
    RPs: Holland, Jansen

    • Grey

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      3B and 2B are a problem… Alvarez is more of a corner guy… I’d trade Desmond for a 3B, he’s not really a UTIL guy…. Rios could fetch you a 3B too… You can find UTIL guys on waivers to play for them once you trade them… Maybe Zimmerman? Phillips?

      • Joey Y says:
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        @Grey: But when Panda and Kinsler come back, they’re not necessarily Util guys either? Alvarez and Profar are basically fill-ins for me right now…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Panda and Kinsler aren’t UTIL guys, they would play 3B and 2B and you can get those two other guys out…

  243. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. colvin or ozuna?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colvin

  244. AJ says:
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    Looking to make a trade for a solid 2nd baseman and pitcher…my D. Brown, Freeman or Rizzo, R.Soriano or Kimbrel for His Wainwright and Cano…any suggestions? Or just hold..thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t trade away your whole team for Cano… Go for a cheaper 2B…