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Diamondbacks said J.J. Putz needs elbow surgery.  Imagine the doctor misreads Putz’s chart and J.J. walks out with a new putz that is an arm, elbow to hand.  Would that have him get to third base and home all with one swing of the bat?  It would help him avoid that awkwardness when you try to hug and undo a girl’s pants.  He could also towel himself down while opening a door.  Actually, this sounds like a plus-plus, or rather, a putz-putz!  I’m reinventing the knuckle shuffle!  The Diamondbacks also officially announced yesterday what I announced the day before, Heath Bell would be the closer.  Ya know this means he’s going to crap your face and call it Google Glass, right?  You know this, right?  I do, and I still grabbed him.  I’d also grab David Hernandez in case the only thing Bell rings in are blown saves.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4, 2 homers.  Who led you to the 2nd round Golden Goose?   You’re welcome.

Jesus Montero – 1-for-4 with his 3rd homer, hitting .205.  So far Jesus has turned a “once-promising squatter” into fantasy baseballers’ whine.

Felix Hernandez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks with his 5th win.  F-Her’s ERA is 1.53 and WHIP is at 0.90.  Good thing you stayed away because wins would be an issue.

Jonathan Sanchez – Released by the Pirates.  They made him walk the plankety plank.

A.J. Burnett – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Apricot Jammies is 2nd in the major leagues for strikeouts behind Darvish.  Cust kayin’.

Will Middlebrooks – Day-to-day with rib soreness.  Sounds like someone needs some spare ribs!  This blurb was sponsored by Tony Roma’s.

Allen Webster – 1 2/3 IP, 8 ER.  I picked up Webster, and he was so polite and cherubby.  Kept calling my Cougar ma’am and everything.  Then he started a fire on my fantasy team and pretended to save us and Mr. Papadapolis.  Should’ve known better to trust some young kid who’s actually 42 years old.

Felix Doubront – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, 14 baserunners, 4 Ks in relief of the guy who replaced him for one start.  Ah, the ol’ spiteful child routine.  I’d expect that from Webster.

Shane Victorino – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer in three days.  I’m keeno for Shane Victorino!

Kevin Gregg – 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 Ks.  Sveum officially announced Gregg was the closer, so you can lose all the other random Cubs relievers you’ve been hoarding.  This comes the same day Heath Bell got the closer job.  Bit of a renaissance going on here.  Too bad Todd Jones retired and Jeff Reardon is robbing laundromats.

Anthony Rizzo – 3-for-4, 1 run and average is up to .269.  Yes, it’s early to talk about next year, but be prepared for Rizzo to be in the 2nd round.  Well, except at ESPN where he’ll be ranked with Martin Prado and Roy Halladay in the 70′s.

Carlos Villanueva – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks.  His ERA is up to 3.02 and WHIP is at 1.01.  Solid marks, but both will continue to raise.  In the short term, he gets the Rockies in Wrigley and Pirates in PNC.  Those aren’t great match-ups, and would look elsewhere.

Nate Schierholtz – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting over .300 in the last week and .299 on the year with 4 homers.  Yet, the Cubs still insist on platooning him.  Schierholtz and Valdespin need to start a support group.  Call it, “Everyday Play Is Lovely All Day.”  Though that might be what Epilady stands for.

Justin Masterson – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I think this is the first time in his career he’s had less baserunners than innings pitched.* *No actual research done for the preceding, but it makes my point.  So, that’s 15-Love.

Michael Brantley – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal, but his 2nd steal in his last two games started.  Hot schmotato alert — Def-Con 3:  The Search for SAGNOF!  starring Michael Brantley and Don Swayze.

Josh Reddick – Placed on the DL with wrist inflammation.  I thought he was getting a cortisone shot and about to come back to life.  What happened there?  You Reddick’d me over, A’s?

A.J. Griffin – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Although, he’s been better on the road in his career (marginally), I’d still feel more comfortable starting Alfredo Jettucine at home, which is where he goes next.  What a coinkydink!

Jason Heyward – Scheduled to begin his rehab stint on Thursday.  It’s just an appendix, doode.  C’mon, I had a friend in college who had his appendix removed and went out the same night and got blotto on 151 and cokes.  Let’s go!

Dan Uggla – 2-for-4, 3 runs, and two solo homers.  Has been mostly Fuggla this year, but there’s glimmers as he’s now hit in 6 straight games and started that mini-streak with a homer.

Mike Minor – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Terrific start in Great American Ballpark going against Mike Leake.  As commenter, Professor Chaos, pointed out, “Leake vs. Minor…what, is R. Kelly singing the national anthem?”

Andrelton Simmons – 4-for-5.  Listen, I’m cool with him having an intergalactic first name, but you see the similarities between him and him, right?  Could someone in Atlanta throw Reese’s Pieces at Andrelton?  I’m just doing an experiment.

Juan Francisco – 1-for-4 with a grand slam.  Giving you straight honest flavor here, if I had Chris Johnson and Juan Francisco and they were both hitting every time I started one, I’d start them randomly too.  You’re all right Fredi Gonzalez, I don’t care what Jonny Venters says about you through his attorneys.

Jordan Schafer – 3-for-4, 1 run.  If I were Fredi, I’d probably play this schmohawk over Melvin Emanuel, which sounds like an installment of the Showtime series where she has sex in a salmon fishery, but is B.J.’s real name.

Jay Bruce – 1-for-3 with his 2nd homer.  I am currently trying to trade for him with Machado.  It’s very, very, very, very fair, right?  Sho’ I’m right!  Sho’!  Though I’m doing the negotiating with a team I think has already put up the Gone Fishing sign.  That’s always fun bargaining.  It’s like, “Hey, you want to trade Bruce?”  *crickets* “How about for Machado?”  *crickets*  “You could use a 3rd baseman.  By the way, do you hear crickets?”  (Actually, I did what you do when one team won’t return your trade offers, I sent Machado to another team for David Price.  Pray for me and Price.)

Zack Cozart – 2-for-4 with a solo homer.  Andrelton, “Did someone say Han Solo?”  Stop creeping me out, Andrelton!

Chris Tillman – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Technically, this is a pretty bleh start, but he gets the Padres next so I’m gonna stay blissfully ignorant.

J.J. Hardy – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  This was his 3rd homer in his last four games.  The only Hardy boy mystery is whether he can hit better than his current .215.

Mike Moustakas – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Sonavabench!  This is only the 2nd game I’ve taken him out of my lineup all year.  Why do you torment me Mostsuckass?  Why?!

Alex Gordon – 1-for-4 with his 5th homer.  So dumb that he’s leading off instead of hitting third with Butler in the four-hole.  I’d even go as far to say it’s *pinkie to mouth* Royally stupid.

Elliot Johnson – 2-for-4 after he played his 2nd game in a row over Chris Getz.  Could be the beginning of Johnson taking over full-time duties at 2nd base.  This means nothing outside of AL-Only leagues, but in those leagues Elliot could be a nice source of SAGNOF with everyday at-bats.  He could also help Andrelton get home.

Mitch Moreland – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Here’s me thinking yesterday after his last homer, “I should point out that Moreland is getting hot.  Oh, wait, this homer came on the road.  Must be an aberration.  What does aberration mean again?  Is it six o’clock yet?  I have an appointment at the tanning salon.  Damn, I have to put on my thong.”

Derek Holland – 7 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, 2.54 ERA on the year.  He’s looking every bit as good as Rudy thought he would and I did not.  Eh, you win some, you lose Greinke for six weeks.

Ian Kinsler – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .324 on the year.  I ranked him in the top 20 in the preseason and should own him, but never had the opportunity to draft him.  As an obese squirrel would say to a waiter, nuts on that!

A.J. Pierzynski – Landed on the DL with a strained oblique.  Ironically, he strained his oblique trying to figure out where it was.

Carlos Gomez – 4-for-4, hitting .386.  Okay, this is absurd now.  There’s no way on this green earth that Al Gore is fighting for is Gomez going to hit within 100 points of that.

Jason Marquis – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the MIA Marlins in Petco.  I’m beginning to think every starter in Petco and every starter vs. the Marlins should get an extra five dollars on the Stream-o-Nator.  SON, “You have to get Joe Blanton’s approval.”

Will Venable – 2-for-4 with his 5th steal.  Only 25 more homers and 55 more steals and he’ll hit JayWrong’s bold predictions.

Ricky Nolasco – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Ever since I was a little boy, I’ve waited for Nolasco to have an ERA that equaled his FIP and now that he does, I couldn’t care less.  That is also the opening voice-over for a kid who gets mixed up with a bad group of sabermetricians called, “BABIPfellas.”

Troy Tulowitzki – Walt Weiss decided not to play him because it was cold and rainy.  Tulo also can’t have dessert until he eats his vegetables.

Joe Blanton – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  His record fell to 0-6.  Stream-o-Nator reads that as ‘oh-so-sexy.’

Josh Hamilton – 1-for-3 with his 3rd homer, raising his average to .205.  Now only four off Vernon Wells’s pace!

Bud Norris – 8 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Yeah, but he was just facing the Anathema Angels.

Jimmy Paredes – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  I know it’s against everything you’ve learned in the correspondence course you took from the Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston, but I’d pick up this Astro.

Chris Carter – 1-for-3 with his 2nd homer in as many games, as he hits .212.  I will now start calling him The Big Ugly (until I forget that I’ve nicknamed him that).

Jayson Werth – Hasn’t played since last Thursday due to his hamstring.  Hey, I’m no rocket surgeon, but you could just place him on the DL.

Jordan Zimmermann – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I understand this was against the Tigers, but I don’t understand people asking if they should start him.  He’s not a streamer, yo.  It’s J-Z.

Roy Halladay – Having shoulder surgery and is done for the next few months, possibly the season.  Huge blow to everyone that followed ESPN’s rankings.  The good news is ESPN will eventually stop talking about Halladay like this is a huge blow.  I hate to be the bearer of the blatantly obvious, but he wasn’t good last year.  If you drafted him this year, you’re the masturbater of your fate.  Wait, Siri, is ‘masturbater of your fate’ the cliché?  Siri, “Yes.  Move on, Grey.  Muahahaha…”  Siri, why are you evil laughing?  Siri, “Was I, Grey?  Was I?”

Alejandro De Aza – 3-for-5, 2 runs and a slam & legs.  Alejandro’s hot like Mexico!

Carlos Zambrano – Signed with the Long Island Ducks.  That means Zambrano is Duck fat and everyone else is Ducks fast.

Jeremy Hefner – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the White Sux.  Blech.  No grotto for you, Hefner.

Jake Peavy – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Looked good after missing his last start with a back ailment.  Then again, it was against the Mess

Jake Westbrook – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 1 K.  His ERA is still at 1.62, while his WHIP is 1.46.  That’s gonna drive Fangraphs Database to drink heavily.

Evan Longoria – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Only 28 homers to go.

Kelly Johnson – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Who is the hottest schmotato in all the land?  “Me?”  No, Ryan Raburn!  You were last week.  In the last ten games, Kelly Johnson’s raised his average from .185 to .283 and has two homers in the last week.  Yeah, I’d grab him.  Yeah, in that league too.

Ricky Romero – 1/3 IP, 3 ER.  A third of the way through the first inning he realized how bad he sucks and left the game with hurt feelings.

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs with his 10th homer.  I beat up the Angels about their level of incompetence, but the Blue Jays haven’t been much better.  Karma’s a bitch and she doesn’t like teams buying championships.  But, in all seriousness, when the Yankees or Rangers or someone pays $765 million for Cano next December, I guarantee everything we learned from the Blue Jays and Angels this year will go out the window and people will be like, “Ooh, (fill-in team) is gonna be sooooooooo good in 2014!”

Josh Willingham – 0-for-4, 1 run as the Twins scored 15.  Ticker tease!  I swear on the hair on my lip, I don’t even know how it’s possible to bat third for a team that scores 15 runs and have an 0-for-4 with one run.

Oswaldo Arcia – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Where’s Oswaldo?  In a red and white striped shirt, hitting .300 with 2 homers in 60 ABs.  Granted, everyone hit yesterday vs. the Red Sox (except Willingham), but I’d look at Arcia in shallower mixed leagues.  He has big upside and could hit .280 with 20 homers this year.

Trevor Plouffe – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs.  Didn’t look anything like the Merriam-Webster definition of Plouffe, which is the sound a turd makes when it hits the toilet water.

Ryan Doumit – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Damn you, catcher questions.  Ugh, yes, Doumit’s hot.

Adrian Gonzalez – Left yesterday’s game with a strained neck muscle.  A) He tries to play through it for another week then goes on the DL. B) Goes straight to the DL.  C) There’s no C.  Best case scenario, C happens.

Hanley Ramirez – Dodgers updated his timetable and said he’s gonna be out 4-6 weeks.  Know that uncle you have that used to play soccer with Andrew Shue and briefly hand modeled, but now sits on the couch and does Word Finds?  That’s what insouciance looks like when it gets old.  Hanley is your Word Find Uncle.

Brandon League – LA Times said this yesterday, “Mattingly says he’s thought about mixing up closer role but doesn’t want to mess up ‘pen, ‘not that we’re not a mess already a little bit.’”  I put that through a baseball manager-to-English translator and it spit back at me, “What the eff did you just say?  Is that even English?  Yogi Berra makes more sense than that.  Stop, you’re giving me a headache.”  What I think Mattingly is saying is, “I want Jansen, you want Jansen, soon we will have Jansen.”

Hunter Pence – 1-for-4 with a slam (7) & legs (6).  The other day I bet you he would steal a base within two days, because he obviously has some sort of OCD that his number of homers and steals has to be the same.  I won that bet, but now that he hit another homer it means I gotta parlay the bet for him to steal another base in the next two days.  By the way, I watched Pence score from first on a double the other day — this man plays with so much energy, he’s like David Eckstein with a man’s body and less sensitive skin.

Marco Scutaro – 3-for-5, 1 RBI and is hitting over .400 in the last week.  I hate Scutaro with every fiber of my body and I eat multi-grain cereal, so it’s a lot, but he’s hitting so he should be owned.

Sergio Romo – 1 IP, 2 ER and the blown save, but the Giants won.  I don’t know why this is, but psychologically when a team wins after a blown save, it seems like the closer is in less danger of taking the blame.  There should be a glossary term for this.  Suggest in the comments.

Santiago Casilla – Will undergo an MRI on his knee.  Sounds like a DL stint is in the works.   That’s a DL stint with onions, pickles, mustard, ketchup and jalapenos.

  1. DanDan says:
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    Shelby Miller/Hisashi Iwakuma for Jason Heyward/Anibal Sanchez?

    • Gavin says:
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      @DanDan: Heyward. Please change your avatar.

      • Joe says:
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        @Gavin: Yeah, WTF is with that avatar?

      • ReleasetheMcKraken says:
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        @Gavin: Hahaha

    • Hackensack Bulls says:
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      @DanDan: Ditto… it looks like Bruce Vilanch’s developmentally delayed sister. I apologize if you are, in fact, Bruce Vilanch’s developmental delayed sister.

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Hackensack Bulls: Actually, I think it is Bruce Vilanch. Just looks like he dyed his hair.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @DanDan: PLEASE DON’T EVER CHANGE THAT AVATAR! esp. to a cat…

  2. RussB says:
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    @Grey: With AJ going on the DL, who do you think is the best replacement in a mixed 12 Team H2H league? Slim pickings…

    Gattis, Martin, Doumit, or Jesus Montero?

    Thanks!

  3. The Strolg says:
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    Blown Saved

    • kingforaday151 says:
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      @The Strolg: Broke and Crowned

    • BTD says:
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      @The Strolg: I call “BS” on that!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @BTD: Hehe… Maybe…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Strolg: Well, it is to the point… Okay, will put it on the list…

      • Buddy Biancalana says:
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        @Grey: Blown But She Left Before I Woke Up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s not bad, but I like Escape Goat better

  4. Kemp is God says:
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    Grey do you watch Intentional Talk on the MLB channel? If you haven’t it’s super funny cracks me up. You can’t really take away any good advice for fantasy from the show but its a good segment, anyways I just thought I could definitely see you guys having Chris Rose on one of your next podcast segments that would be awesome!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kemp is God: Nah, never have before, will have to check it out…

      • Q says:
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        @Grey:

        Not to be a contrarian….but you won’t like it. It’s not good.

        • Ben says:
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          @Q:

          Intentional talk is terrible. unfunny. kevin millar is so freakin annoying!

    • Frank Grimes says:
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      @DanDan: aren’t you my third grade teacher who smoked during class?@Kemp is God: I have to disagree as well…it’s unwatchable I’d rather be stuck clockwork orange style watching Kevin James Tv show and movies

  5. chunk says:
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    Space Jammed

  6. Coldsooner says:
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    “Escape Goat” The pitcher of a blown save who escapes blame when the team gets the win.

    • Trampled by donkeys says:
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      @Coldsooner: 2nd!

      • Splendid Sphincter says:
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        @DanDan: Yep +1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Coldsooner: Yeah, that’s awesome… Gonna be hard to beat, fellas and 4 ladies…

  7. Eric says:
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    So I’m blissfully ignorant and optimistic when it comes to my team but I can’t see any obvious holes. Is there some area I should be looking to shore up/upgrade? 12 team H2H 5×5 Category. It’s gonna be obvious but I made some trades and drafted early in the season. I’m also thinking far into the season…

    C: Gattis
    1B: Fielder
    2B: Brandon Philips
    3B: Pablo Sandoval
    SS: Jean Segura
    OF: Adam Jones
    OF: Choo Shin Soo
    OF: Nate McLouth
    Util: Goldy
    Util: Ike Davis
    Bench: Stanton (DL)

    SP: Felix Hernandez
    SP: Adam Wainwright
    RP: Tom Wilhelmblahblah
    RP: Glen Perkins
    P: Edward Mujica
    P: Jose Valverde
    P: Steve Cishek
    P: Junichi Tazawa
    Bench: Samardzija
    Bench: Shelby Miller
    Bench: Jose Fernandez
    Bench: Garza (DL)
    DL: Greinke

    Thank you!

    • Matthew says:
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      @Eric: Your league must be intelligent. 1 more solid SP could help.

    • Hunter says:
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      @Eric:

      In a 12 teamer that doesn’t play MI/CI or 5 OF, I’d honestly get rid of Ike Davis. You do better streaming hitters, or even picking up the best available guy on the waiver wire (depending who is there, obv.)

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Eric: And Gattis isnt a great option now B-Mac is back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: I think your pitching is fine… With no MI or CI, your hitting needs to be stronger… Doesn’t look like a terrible team though… Gattis isn’t great, agreed with above…

  8. emporersmonkey says:
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    Redumption: When a reliever shits on your ERA and WHIP but still gets a win.

    • jimbo says:
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      Like that

    • Adam Wainwright, III says:
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      @emporersmonkey: It’s good, but it doesn’t exactly fit the definition.

      I think it should reference a pop culture character who always causes trouble but never gets blamed.

  9. Alky Sobrera says:
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    Goldy in the 4th-5th almost everywhere…And the Lord said “go down, Greyses, way down to fantasy land, tell ole’ nerdos to draft that jewish gold!”

  10. druss says:
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    yo grey reading the beginning of this post I was pretty sure you were gonna use
    ‘Saved By The Bell’ in there somewhere.

    • CodyJorge says:
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      @druss: I like it. Maybe an alt is “Saved By The Bail”… ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @druss: Ha… There will be time…

  11. SmokeTNT says:
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    Drop Fujikawa? I have like 15 injured guys in my dynasty league spilling over into all my bench spots (Pineda, Eaton, Reyes, Heyward, plus Sano and Cole) and I have Chapman, Street, and Bell but no one to really pick up besides Betancourt, Gardner, Alvarez, Rasmus types.

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        @Grey: will i eventually look like a primo-shyster for having just finished a trade to get dickey for Fujikawa (to a guy who wanted to simply throw away Dickey, but couldn’t due to yahoo can’t drop list being updated only for last year’s star players); and who already owned Gregg, so at the least he’s protecting against not having the Cubs closer (whoever that is at an given time). I don’t think so, as i’m guessing Fujikawa still gets job in a while.

  12. Mrastorga says:
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    Matt Cain for Chris Sale who would you rather???? have?

  13. Dave says:
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    How about close(r) call?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: I like Escape Goat better…

  14. bossmanjunior says:
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    Better bet to take over the closer role the soonest : Fujikawa or Hernandez?

  15. CodyJorge says:
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    How about “Blw3ned” ? Maybe that’s just better for a monumental blown save?

  16. Matt says:
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    My Stanton, Kimbrel, and papelbon for his Austin Jackson, Darvish, and taveras. I need runs and speed and am fed up chasing saves. Thoughts?

    • Paul Wilson says:
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      @Matt: Ugh, keep what you have or ask for more. Taveras?

    • Q says:
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      @Matt:

      I don’t get it. You are “fed up chasing saves”, but you are trading 2 top 3 closers? Just wait….Pap and Kimbrel will be fine. You already spent high draft picks on both, why give them away now?

  17. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    I was offered two dopey trades last night.

    Votto and Casilla for Rizzo and Grilling

    Marmol for Bell (a half day after I added Bell)

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: Damn. If I don’t pay close enough attention my phone guesses. Grilling? That’s what happens when Grilli is pitching well. He be grillin’.

  18. mcBlunty says:
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    i have been offered a trade of the following, this is a keeper league

    I would get:
    Adrian Gonzales
    Carlos Beltran
    Kendrys Morales
    John Lester

    I would give:
    Albert Pujols
    Josh Hamilton

    Thoughts?

    • danny says:
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      @mcBlunty: I’d pass.

  19. B-Leaguered says:
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    Romo: the philosophy is All’s well that ends well. The Glossary Term: Happy Ending

  20. Frank Lynch says:
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    Sorry no more about pitching I’m gonna listen to you 100%.. That’s why I come on here. Not to negotiate! LOL. Hey I have 12 pitchers 4 bench spots but of course I never have to bench a starter but I have only 1 bench spot for hitters. Usually it’s not a problem but this week I had a lot of guys not playing. Do you think I should grab another batter like Lowrie, Moreland or Scutaro or someone like that? The reason I only mention scutaro is cause he’s HOT right now and the best thing is he plays 3 positions..

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Thanks.. Like u said my pitching is all good.. Should i drop Jansen for Lowrie??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  21. Jangles says:
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    Soggy Handshake?

    OK Blow?

    hmm these all sound slightly vulgar, so they should work

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jangles: Not bad, I like Escape Goat better

  22. EnglishMetsFan says:
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    Pence. “…this man plays with so much energy, he’s like David Eckstein with a man’s body and less sensitive skin.”

    You mean this 2006, WS MVP? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m0Jd8ykTa4

  23. Fish says:
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    Do you see Ryan Zimmerman picking it up anytime soon? Should I try to move him? Any thoughts on 3B I could try and get for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fish: I’d hold, but depends what you can get

  24. Matt Pascale says:
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    Get the win but blow the save: Goosed or Gossaged….The Goose man has the most career blown saves with 112 but the HOFER also was 124 career wins to 107 losses. Jason Isrirghausen led the majors in bs in the most recent decade with 54…so, if you combined the 2 you could also call it a Gizzy….I personally like Goosed…..

  25. Beau says:
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    Choose a side, 10 team auction keeper league. Mike Trout ($21 in ’14, then FA) or McCutcheon (not a keeper) and Chris Sale ($6 in ’14).

    I was offered Sale and thre Dread Pirate for my Trout, feels like I should jump on it, but damn.

    • Adam Wainwright, III says:
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      @Beau: Take it. Deal with next year next year, in my opinion.

  26. Mike says:
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    12-team H2H Yahoo! Keeper League:
    Matt Kemp
    or
    Paul Goldschmidt

  27. Adam Wainwright, III says:
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    Let’s play “HR lotto ticket”. Which catcher is most likely to go deep tonight in a one-time spot start?

    Arencibia @ Price (TB)
    Doumit @ Lackey (BOS)
    Salty v Correia (BOS)
    SalPerez @ Garcia (BAL)

  28. Big Mike says:
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    Grey,

    Drop Niese for Travis Wood at this point??

    Thanks

  29. BTD says:
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    The HR by Mustsuckass was on a 1-2 count by Tillman. He was looking change-up and got a belt high change-up. Bad pitch by Tillman. TIllman looked ok for the most part though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BTD: Agreed, I saw it…

  30. JMT says:
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    Here’s a C question for you Grey!!! Drop Lucroy for Doumit? Lucroy has given me I think a base hit since I replaced J Montero w/ him a couple weeks ago; Doumit has given me about the same total every time I’ve added him over the past 5 seasons.

  31. Bill_Buckner says:
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    BS Artist

    A player that gets a beautiful walk off hit to win a game after his closer has blown the save.

    Example (circa 2010): Carlos Marmol really shit the bed in the 9th inning, he’s lucky Reed Johnson is a BS artist otherwise he might lose the job.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill_Buckner: I like it a lot, but I like Escape Goat better

  32. Big B says:
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    Halladay went down (no masturbating of faith) on my team and even with him, I’ve been in dyer needs of another pitcher besides Kershaw. That being said (again no masturbating Halladay!) – a trade offer came my way.

    Stanton and Jim Henderson for Yu Darvish

    What you think? Accept? Counter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big B: Darvish if you need pitching…

      • Big B says:
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        @Grey: so don’t wait for Stanton? Darvish or Stanton? It’s a 16 team H2H

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair, depends on needs… You said you need pitching, so I’d take Darvish…

          • Big B says:
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            @Grey: Staff composed of Halladay, kershaw, Haren, latos Vargas and phelps

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Big B: I don’t think you need Darvish…

              • Big B says:
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                @Grey: I never win pitching categories for some reason. Maybe strikeouts if I stream enough. It’s last yr of league as we redraft into a keeper contract league next year. Should I take a different outlook towards fantasy pitching grey grizzle?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Your pitching is fine, it’s just unlucky if you’re losing pitching…

                  • Big B says:
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                    @Grey: I’ll keep OUR boy Giannnnncarlo then.

  33. Buckeye Dan says:
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    I need help with this trade offer.

    I give up Cliff Lee and BJ Upton and get Josh Hamilton and John Buck.

    I still have a strong pitching staff after trading Lee and I need help at the catcher position.

    Am I giving up too much or is this a fair offer?

    • Q says:
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      @Buckeye Dan:

      Don’t do it. Buck will flame out like every year. Just grab a guy off waivers. If you figure Hamilton and BJ are equal odds to turn it around, you are trading Cliff Lee (who Grey called 3rd best pitcher in fantasy on the podcast) for Buck.

      When you think about it like that….Lee straight up for Buck…..no way you can make that deal. If you have a strong pitching staff, trade someone lesser if you are really a WTBuck believer. Which you probably shouldn’t be.

      • Buckeye Dan says:
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        @Q: @Q:

        Thanks Q. That sound like a good way to look at the trade.

  34. Schlitzy says:
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    That’s what you get for putting Allen Webster in your closet without putting out the fuse.

  35. Buddy says:
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    Is it safe to drop hannarahan in a 12 team league?

  36. Swaz says:
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    Thanks for Goldie. 14 team H2H ROS: Ugla or Weeks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swaz: Uggla…No problem…

  37. Peter says:
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    2 questions. Time to reserve Z. Wheeler (given the Mets’ SP problems), & hope for a June call up? &, in 5×5, who would you start between Moreland & Morales?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peter: Sure, grab him… Morales

  38. Andrew says:
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    Would you drop Shawn Marcum for Heath Bell?

    • Gavin says:
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      @Andrew: Yup

    • Gavin says:
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      @Andrew: Yup

  39. TheNewGuy says:
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    D Hernandez or Kenley? Or cut Cashner?

    Struggling to find an option to cut for D-Hern (no way Bell keeps the job).

    • Q says:
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      @TheNewGuy:

      Kenley. Equal odds of getting the job and when he does he is way better than D-Her. Plus, have you checked D-Her’s numbers? Something is wrong with him…..

  40. Blown save redemption term suggestion:

    Diaper Change/ Cleaned His Diaper

    Pooper Scooper

  41. Also, drop one:

    Saunders, Morse, Melky, Swish or Rollins

  42. Jash says:
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    I’ve got it Grey… “Blowin in the win” term for blown save that still wins

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @Jash: That’s pretty good +1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jash: That is solid, I like Escape Goat better

      • Jash says:
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        @Grey: doh!

  43. Kyle says:
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    Drop seager for oswaldo, kelly, venable or hold?!

  44. ToonTown says:
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    What catchers does everyone like best going forward in H2H?

    Doumit, Gattis, Martin or Grandel?

  45. Chris says:
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    Which side is better ROS: Bautista/Francisco Rodriguez or Heyward/Lester/hellickson?

  46. Dmurph says:
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    Mostsuckass seems to be turning it around perhaps. The peripherals have looked solid so I hold hope for this clown. In a side note, I cry myself to sleep at night knowing that I dropped Carlos Gomez 3 weeks in to the season when he was batting about .096.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dmurph: Sorry, that’s my fault…

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @Dmurph: Somebody in my RCL dropped him mid April and I got him off waivers on April 15th. This is his line so far with my team in 70 at bats:

      19 R – 6 HR – 12 RBI – 7 SB – .500 AVG

      Ummmmm, yes please can I have some more for free!

  47. Dorn says:
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    I traded longoria and weeks for pedroia and Bruce. What r your thoughts on that?

    • supra says:
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      @Dorn: Well done sir.

  48. Gavin says:
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    Longoria or Machado/Burnett

    • Gavin says:
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      @Gavin: Hows about Tulo or Machado/Burnett

      • supra says:
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        @Gavin: Longo & Tulo, unless you have the worst SPs ever.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gavin: Yeah, not close… Depends which you need Longo or Tulo…

  49. Sorryano Northsiders says:
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    Grey, I don’t know what I like better about your articles, the fantastic analysis (that has me currently kicken’ some booty in my league), the general humor in the articles, or the random references (Mr. Papadapolis, HA!). I can’t lie, I love winning right now (thanks for Au Shizz, A. Jones, Marte, Justin Upton, Machado, ….) I kinda punted started pitching this year and was able to move Werthless for a crap shoot at Dickey, would you start Dickey against TB tonight or would you sit him and make sure his neck is fine before trusting him again (he F’d my ratio’s the last two times out). Thanks and keep rockin the ‘stache!

    • @Sorryano Northsiders:

      I’m wondering this same thing. I have a huge lead in wins and K’s, and even ERA, but I’m behind in WHIP and worried Dickey will dick me.

      • @Grey:

        I think you’re trying to psych out your competitors in the Razzball league here. That being said I won’t hold it against you when Red Assed Dickey leaves a steaming loaf of poo on the mound at Tropicana Field later tonight.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  50. Nate says:
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    The tale of three men:

    Last year I showed patience with Ike Davis and he rewarded me!
    Last year I traded R. Zimmerman just in time to watch him rake for the team that beat me in the finals!
    Last year I was patient with Hosmer and he shit in my bed.

    Because I am a masochist I have all three on my roster again…

    Long question but, Grey, would any of these guys be lower now than you had them preseason?

    And anyone reading who sees these guys at the plate (I tend to watch Jays, Braves and Pirate games live) tell me what you see… all I see are the lines so I’m not observing how bad/good they look and how unlucky they may be getting or how lost they look.

    Thanks.

    • Gavin says:
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      @Nate: Mets fan living in Baltimore/DC area. Ike Davis can go fly a kite. Unless he moves four feet closer to the plate he’s going to continue to suck. I wouldn’t hold my breath with him. Zimmerman will be just fine, health concerns aside.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Nate: I unforunately am lumbered with those guys across 3 teams. My thoughts on the 3 are this:

      Zimmerman- not worried will get back on track, still not gonna justify his price tag though.
      I Davis- Probably go nuclear again at one point, but will we be patient enough to have him around by then?
      Hosmer- Total lost cause, 0 home runs this year? Cmon!!

      So can’t really trade either, im keeping Ike and Zimm around but am getting close to cutting Hos if I need the roster spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nate: I have faith for the first two… Hosmer hasn’t shown anything in about 16 months…

      • Nate says:
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        @Grey: Would you straight up drop Hosmer for Y. Alonso if you could?

        • Nate says:
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          @Nate: Or G. Jones? (Those are the two that stick out on waivers in my 14-team mixer.

  51. anajaime says:
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    Blew the save, got the win, sounds a lot like “Pulling a Homer” from a long-ago Simpsons episode. You can even see it in Urban Dictionary: “succeeding despite idiocy”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @anajaime: That’s good,but I like Escape Goat better

  52. Hi Grey, Razzballees: the frustrated Morrow owner in my 14-team redraft roto league just dropped him. I’d probably have to use my No. 8 waiver claim to grab him … is he a clear upgrade over Hammel, Cashner, or Niese?

    In this league I most need Ks and Ws.

    Thanks!

    • Q says:
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      @Chris:

      @Enrique:

      Over Cashner, for sure.

  53. Joe says:
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    Fell out of my chair laughing at the Anthony Rizzo ESPN diss. That being said, Goldschmidt or Rizzo in a dynasty league? Me and the top competitor in my league are Dback and Cub fans respectively and argue about it every day. I own Goldy and he owns Rizzo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: I’d go Goldy, but they’re close…

  54. Dileo says:
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    “Blown Stranger”. Blows the save, and everyone forgets…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dileo: Not bad, I like Escape Goat better

  55. Jimmy says:
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    Use my high waiver on A-Gon?

    Thanks

    • supra says:
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      @Jimmy: Yes, stiffy’s don’t last.

  56. Beau says:
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    My pitching sucks either way you look at it…deal Chapman for Gallardo?

    • Beau says:
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      @Beau: Deal Trout for Sale and McCutch? Keeper league.

      • supra says:
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        @Beau: Gallardo – May is always the best time to buy in. Sale/McCutch if you can def keep them both. But would do it regardless if you have a shot to win this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Beau: I wouldn’t buy Gallardo with Chapman, but I agree with others on the Trout trade…

  57. JVH4 says:
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    Win-Blow of opportunity
    Blow-Win Smoke Wins
    Sneaky Marmol (might also be a cocktail . . .probably tequila based . . .)
    Hold my closer, Tiny Dancer
    ok they dont make sense anymore . . . I’ll stop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JVH4: Not feeling them

      • JVH4 says:
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        @Grey:
        Ha. I might be the one one to get negative feedback! I’ll try to redeem myself.
        Blow J SimpsWin Getting away with murder . . .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not bad, I like Escape goat better…

  58. Nelson Santovenia says:
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    Hey, you can`t blame me for benching the Jigga-man last night. Streamonator told me to do it! (And already has him as a bench for his next start)

  59. Gavin says:
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    Machado for Bruce? Grey you’re bailing on me with the Manny love! You can’t sell him high because he’s not going to wane. You’re looking at last year’s David Wright neighborhood.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gavin: I love him, but I have 3 3rd basemen with Arenado…

  60. Rufus T. Firefly says:
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    How about calling a blown save where the team still manages to win a “Gilligan.”

    As in how Gilligan (of Gilligan’s Island) always screwed things up so they didn’t get off the island, but he was such a lovable dope they didn’t kill him…..?

    It also rings nicely with “Mulligan”.

  61. Project Merkin says:
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    Grey,

    I’m 1st in my league in saves so I’m not in dire need, but I own League. Jensen is on waivers. Drop Cashner for Jensen?

  62. MrMojoRisin says:
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    I benched AuShizz last night for Alex Gordon b/c Goldy was 1/17 with 0HR and like 12Ks versus Kershaw… Oops!
    Selling high on Gomez is prolly right, but as someone who just did it for Zorilla straight up, (with a nudge from you,) I sure hope last night was his going away present

  63. James says:
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    Moustakas and De Aza are both on the wire… Which should I pick up?

  64. Just A Bit Outside says:
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    I’m loving this blog. Thanks for being obsessed with fantasy baseball.

    So, I’ve been the lucky beneficiary of the Hunter Pence resurgence. Ride it out or is it time to sell high?

    • Gavin says:
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      @Just A Bit Outside: I don’t think there’s a sell high window with Pence. He’s pretty consistent throughout his career so you know what you can pencil him for. But there could be a manager who thinks this is the year he goes 30/30, in which case, sell.

      • Q says:
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        @Gavin:

        Agree. If you are going to sell, make sure you really are selling HIGH and not just selling.

  65. neogonzo mourning says:
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    GASOLINE ACCIDENT
    * Holland did himself no favors, but Hosmer’s walk-off made it look like just a totally normal, run-of-the-mill gasoline accident.

    BLAMNESTY
    * Parnell was granted executive blamnesty by some late inning heroics.

    TURKEY PARDON
    * After laying another egg, Hanrahan was given the ol’ turkey pardon. “MMM STUFFING” noted Bobby Jenks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @neogonzo mourning: Turkey pardon makes me giggle, but I like Escape Goat better…

  66. Mike says:
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    Too damn funny …

    Ricky Romero – 1/3 IP, 3 ER. A third of the way through the first inning he realized how bad he sucks and left the game with hurt feelings.

  67. Buffalo Runner says:
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    I cut Marco Sofratco about a week ago but I picked up Jedd Goryko

    i know, i know, spelling errors.

  68. coco krispie says:
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    Grey, 6×6 (OPS & QS) which side?

    Choo and Shields for J. Bautista (hoping to get 3B eligibility, have Frazier there now)

    • Q says:
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      @coco krispie:

      Giving too much. Especially since you are only HOPING for Joey Bats to get 3b–Lawrie is back now, that window might have closed.

  69. Metzkabob says:
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    H2H league that includes OPS, would you drop josh donaldson to pick up gyorko and play him at CI?

  70. alex says:
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    so I’ve got santana, perez, and, get this…posey.

    I guess I forgot to draft a first baseman, or I thought mihael young and ike davis would be ok, turns out davis sucks and young doesn’t really hold value at first.

    is santana going to hit well enough that I can just plug one of posey/santana at first and forget it? or should I be looking to trade for a first baseman with my excess catcher depth?

    I don’t think I can get a,much better 1b to be honest. any chance someone would take a goldy for posey deal? or do u think the shop has sailed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @alex: Take Goldy if you can get him… Otherwise, Santana/Posey at C/1B isn’t bad…

  71. supra says:
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    “Last Call Jagerbomb”
    A little pick-me-up when your trashed and it’s time to hit the streets.

    “Parting Gift”
    You’re a loser, but just so you don’t go home empty handed, here’s Razzball the Boardgame to play at home.

    “Fresh Pair of Panties”
    When you’ve shit yourself and your teammates toss you a clean pair.

    “Angus Eye-Patch”
    Throw a side of beef on that nasty shiner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra: Not bad, I like Escape Goat better

  72. Jack says:
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    When will BABIP vs. AVG and FIP vs ERA be updated?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Guessing within the week…

  73. john says:
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    ROS Holland or Jannsen

  74. Adam says:
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    Hamels or Strasburg ROS?
    Trying to buy low on one of them
    Thanks!!

  75. John Stamos says:
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    Grey! I was thinking of acquiring Yovani Go-Yardo while his stock is sitting in the basement behind all the stuff I still haven’t unpacked from when I moved. However, his advanced stats don’t make me feel fuzzy inside. His BABIP and LOB% aren’t that out of whack, but his K-rate is extremely low. Do you think he’s going to turn it around, or is his sobriety hurting him? If I could flip Yu Betancourt(who I just picked up) for him, would you do it (I’m set at his positions)?

    Also, for new terminology, I was thinking “Win Blown.” Can I use it in a sentence? Sure. “Good thing for Romo that the Giants were Win Blown last night.” Country of origin? Awesomeland.

    Thanks!

    • Q says:
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      @John Stamos:

      If you can flip Yuni for a bottle cap, I would do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John Stamos: Not bad, I like Escape Goat better… Agree with Q

  76. Joe says:
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    @Grey Romo had a “Low-key Blowski”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Not bad, I like Escape Goat better

  77. robbiec says:
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    I was going to propose “blown savenesia”, but the guy who proposed “Blown Saved” gets my vote

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @robbiec: Not bad, I like Escape Goat better

  78. Clint says:
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    What’s your thoughts on Roberto Hernandez and Brett Anderson? Still dwelling in the cellar for ERA/WHIP and debating if I should cut bait on someone for either of them or ride my muggles longer.

    SP’s are Gallardo, Morrow, Lester, Miller, Hughes, Maholm, and CJ Wilson
    RP’s are Romo, Perkins, Henderson, and Tazawa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Lose the muggles

  79. Capt'Stache says:
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    Great article as always! Wondering if Pence is a sell high candidate?or wait a while for the rest of his usual hot May? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Capt’Stache: Depends what you’re getting, but I’d look to sell high…

  80. Whatever says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In an AL 10 teamer, what do you think of Josh Willingham, Zach McAllister for Mariano Rivera and Nate McLouth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Whatever: Rivera, but it’s fair…

      • Whatever says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks, Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  81. Kid A says:
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    In a deep NL only keeper league (keep 7 for 3 years, keep 1 forever) I was offered Shelby miller for Fowler. I already have mccutch, choo and marte in the outfield.

    This trade is a no brainer right?

  82. Matt says:
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    Grey, please tell me I made the right decision. I just traded Hunter/Cingrani for Bruce/Morrow. Good deal?

    • Q says:
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      @Matt:

      Great deal. You mugged that dude, dude.

  83. shibboleth says:
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    No qualms starting Corbin against Philly, right? He’s been a revelation so far and his FIPiness seems to think it can continue… I just don’t know anything about Philly this year. Grey, put my mind at ease!

    Also, anyone know how to get my mugshot added to these posts?

  84. Edward Scherzer Hands says:
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    Pick up Russell Martin or Doumit for Catcher with AJ Pierzinski on DL? 12team H2H.

    Thanks!

  85. Wake Up says:
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    Is it ironic that Putz is now a cockshy?

  86. Steven says:
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    Grey,
    I’ve been one of those patient Haren owners in hopes of him pitching to his career numbers eventually. Do you sit him vs Tigers today though

    Thanks

  87. Wake Up says:
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    Norris blurb…nice!

    besides that one blip @ O.co (in which I streamed him) he’s been real solid…

  88. Putz has been diagnosed with a sprained ligament, a strained flexor pronator and nerve irritation in his right elbow — all of which can be addressed through rehab. He will try to return before the end of the 2013 season. Heath Bell has taken over Arizona’s ninth-inning gig.

    No Dr. Freeze (yet)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elijah: Thanks for the heads up!

  89. Q says:
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    2 part question with 4 parts:

    1. Baltimore has only 5 games next week, so was thinking of benching Wieters for a 7 game catcher. Lucroy (4@PIT, 3@STL) and Martin (Home 4 v. PIT, Home 3 v. Hou) are available. Should I snag one of them or stick with Wieters w 2 less games?

    2. If yes,which one next week?

    3. C.

    4. Which pitcher would you drop for a C, AJ Griffin or Hammel?

    Thanks, Greycarlocompadre!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: 1. Play Wieters 4. Griffin

  90. Wake Up says:
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    Why do you think they call it dope, Ricky Romero? Why do you think they call it dope?

  91. Pete says:
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    Bruce for Zobrist?

    • Pete says:
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      @Pete: it’s a h2h points league.

  92. Monsieur Bobo says:
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    I give: Goldschmidt
    I get: Wright

    My other 1B is Prince. My current 3B is Trumbo but I expect him to come back to earth. Statistically, this trade seems like kind of a wash, maybe trading some power for speed. Do I hit it?

  93. bobbo says:
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    If you had the opportunity to trade Scherzer for either David Price or Cole Hamels in a “keep 3 SP” leagu, who would you choose (currently have Felix, Wainwright, Matt Moore, and Scherzer so I’m pretty stacked in pitching).

  94. Mister Kwan says:
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    Hey Grey, question for you.

    Should I trade Harvey for Bucholz and Lawrie in a 10 team keeper league?

    At SP, I have Darvish, Harvey, Niese, Iwakuma, Bailey, Cobb, and Ryu

    At 3B, I have Frazier and Aramis

    Thanks!

  95. Ron says:
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    Trying to decide who best to target in a trade. How would you rank these players ROS?

    Mauer, Fowler, Rizzo, Alcides, BJ Upton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Rizzo, Fowler, Upton

  96. Mike says:
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    I am in a 14 team H to H league. I have the Dread Pirate, J. Upton and Goldy. I had the 11 pick and I was new to the league. They picked me to come in 10th. I am in 2nd and soon to be in 1st again. Goldy has been the most consistent of all my players. I have Goldy and J. Upton on all 8 of my teams. Next year it will be different I hope Grey keeps up with the great analysis.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Mike: those were my first 3 round picks in my 16 team h2h league, and in the cases of upton and goldy, wouldn’t have been picked there without the help of grey.

    • Dave the Barber says:
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      Crap, typos blow … I meant blumpwin* not blunpwin

  97. Help Me Jesus says:
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    Thoughts on Garza and stashing him in a roto league with QS? Too soon?

  98. Dan says:
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    I’m giving up on Gattis because of the playing time concerns. Who do you think is the better waiver option for the rest of the year, Arencibia or Lucroy? (6X6 league with OPS)

    • Dan says:
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      @Dan: Doumit is out there as well…

  99. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team 5×5. I have tons of runs and need RBI bad. And I have Weeks or Y Bentancourt at 2B.

    My Choo for his Phillips?

  100. Giant Gigantes says:
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    “Indian Giver”
    Give the game away just to take it back in the end

  101. EK says:
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    H2H pts:
    1. Harvey for A. McCutchen?
    2. Peavy for Stanton?

    • EK says:
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      @EK: Which pitcher would you try to sell first?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @EK: Peavy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Hitter for both

  102. Moose Out Front says:
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    SON likes it some Dillan Gee at home vs Pit today. I think I do too just because the law of averahes can’t keep him at suck forever. My ratios aren’t yet trashed this week, but I need to stream a couple if I am to win K’s.

    Stream Gee today or no?

  103. zzzzzz says:
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    Which side? Rizzo ($1)/A-Gon ($30) or Stanton ($6)/Arenado ($1)?

  104. chillmodious says:
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    I think Hunter Pence peer-pressured Carlos Ruiz to try adderall–”It really focuses you when you’re studying for midterms, man”–which then spawned a full-blown addiction. With Pence getting shipped out to the Bay Area, Ruiz lost his middleman and couldn’t track down the co-ed from LaSalle who used to sell off half her adderall ‘scrip to Pence every month. Naturally, Ruiz got sloppy, and the whole thing spiraled out of control until that fateful night when, strung out with nowhere to turn, Ruiz crawled up to Bud Selig’s doorstep, rang the bell, and passed out. He awoke the next morning in Selig’s living room, removed the cold compress that had been placed on his forehead, and yelped, “C’mon Buddy-boy, I just need a little fix…give daddy his bread.” Valiantly, like Henry Hill in the first half of Goodfellas, Ruiz never gave up his friend. He took the rap like a man. Then Paul Sorvino showed up and was all like, “Carlos, you broke your cherry!” And all the while, Hunter Pence sits idly by vibrating with energy in the Giants clubhouse, easily sourcing his ‘habit’ from the scattered Bal-Co acolytes that disbursed throughout the Bay in the mid-aughts. Late at night, if you sit by your window and listen close enough, you can hear his manic cackling, “No one will ever discover the secret to my slam and legs…muahahahaha–hey, look, my hot wife is naked again!”

    Makes perfect sense, if you ask me.

    By the way… that long paragraph was an excerpt from John Grisham’s upcoming novel, “Adderall Joe.”

    • chillmodious says:
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      @chillmodious: Oops…I think I misquoted Grisham. That “idly by” should have been struck-thru.

  105. Wilsonian says:
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    16 Team H2H. Pick two:

    Espinosa, Plouffe, Arcia, Moreland, Doumit, Dee (he’s on waivers, I’m 13th out of 16, so keep that in mind)

    These are for my last UTIL slot and a bench bat.

    H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

  106. chillmodious says:
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    Grey,

    Please correct me if I’m wrong here, but do you agree with this ranking (for the next month and possibly beyond)?:

    Chris Tillman / AJ Griffin / Travis Wood / Cashner

    Thanks!

  107. supra says:
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    Grey, rest of week you sitting any of these guys?

    Need min 18 more IP, wins, Ks… but trying to avoid HRs & Walks
    Fister @ WAS ($6.4)
    Haren v DET ($9.4)
    Cingrani v MIL ($9.9)
    Gallardo @ CIN ($7.3)
    S.Miller v COL ($9.1)
    MadBum v ATL ($23.8)
    Medlen @ SF ($11.1)

    • Tio says:
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      @supra:

      I’d be wary of starting Haren & Gallardo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra: Sit Haren, Gallardo

      • supra says:
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        @Grey: My opponents has 8 IP on me and only 3 starters left, so I’ll give that Haren/Gallardo plan a shot, thanks guys!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  108. Kid A says:
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    Hanrahanananan to Dr. Freeze today. Can only mean good things…

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Kid A: …he’s going to compare putzes with JJ?

      • Kid A says:
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        @chillmodious: Or jerry-rig them into one suitable closer. A Hanraputz, if you will.

        • chillmodious says:
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          @Kid A: Hmmm… sounds vile, yet intriguing. It’s like a menu item at Cheesecake Factory!

  109. Nico says:
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    12 team, roto, 1400 innings cap. Would you drop Kendrys Morales for Kyle Kendrick, Jedd Gyorko, or hold? I have Rutledge as my other 2b and have other pitchers, I’m just looking for the most upside with a bench spot. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: Hold for now

  110. D Rich says:
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    Can you give me anything encouraging about Ike Davis? 0 for 4 with 2 k’s again haha….he did this to us last year and i droped him, only to watch 20 bombs second half. I just keep him on my bench but my patience is running out. I mean Ike makes Garrret Jones look like Chipper Jones!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @D Rich: His 2nd half last year is the encouraging thing

  111. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    hoping bell thrives and steals the closer gig

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: there is a resemblance with my gravatar,it was only fitting,still cant figure out how to get it on my espn team though

  112. Bill_Buckner says:
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    Kazaam-nesia

    Because everyone forgot the closer meltdown once the game was won

  113. Brewerfan says:
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    Which side is better:
    Altuve & Frazier or Kinsler?

  114. Brian says:
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    Was just offered Lawrie/Segura for my Frazier/D.Gordon? I have Cabrera and Arenado. Playing Rutledge at SS. 12 team H2H 6×5

    Or try and offer Arenado/Dee for Lawrie/Segura?

    Thanks and love your articles!!! Keep up the great work!!!

    BB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: Thanks! I’d take Segura…

      • Brian says:
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        @Grey: So accept the first offer or counter with the Arenado/Dee for Lawrie/Segura..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          First is good, 2nd is better but unrealistic…Can try it though…

  115. Pope says:
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    I’d really like to land rizzo to replace konerko. What level of pitcher do you think gives me a chance? This guy is hurting for SPs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pope: A number one is fair… Maybe a Peavy-type at worst…

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey, I’m going to try hamels

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  116. Trailblazin says:
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    Ummmm… Hernandez and Bell are supposedly sharing the job Grey. At least from what Bell said.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Trailblazin: Late last night Gibson said it’s Bell for now

      • Grey's Mom says:
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        @Grey: f’n a

  117. Steve says:
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    To Grey and/or anyone:

    Do I start Vogelsong today?

    • Tio says:
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      @Steve:

      At home… Teheran on the mound for ATL, I would endorse a start by Vogelsong.

  118. Charlie says:
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    Should I drop Josh Johnson to stream either Straily @ SEA , Marcum vs. PIT , JoFer @ LAD, or Hanson @ CWS in a 12 team?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Charlie: ive dropped him in my 12 teamer 2 weeks ago and no one has touched him

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Descartes Before the Horse: @Charlie: He’s been on waivers for a while in a lot of my competitive leagues. You’re probably ok to move on to streamers.

      • chillmodious says:
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        @chillmodious: Weird. I was replying to Charlie, but it wound up inserting another commenter too.

        • Kid A says:
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          @chillmodious: Inserting another commenter? Keep it in your pants chillmod…

    • Charlie says:
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      @Charlie: Thanks Dudes, picked up JoFer

  119. The Thumb says:
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    C Davis/Machado for Bruce/Arenado.

    Who wins?

    Thanks, Grey

    • Tio says:
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      @The Thumb:

      Davis/Machado.

  120. Blake says:
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    My 1B is somewhat of a mess – I have Ike davis and L Berkman – Should I drop berkman for moreland? I am in a shallow league so I wanted to know if others are worth it as well.

  121. Oppo Taco says:
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    trying to trade Lowrie and one of either Haren/Ogando/Corbin for Andrus. Which pitcher would you rather have going forward? Is Corbin legit at this point or should i sell
    Thanks Grey

    • Tio says:
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      @Oppo Taco:

      Ogondo is the best ROS. Corbin’s numbers indicate a regression is imminent. If you can get a good return, I would trade him.

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @Tio: Corbin/Lowrie for Andrus a good deal for me?

        • Tio says:
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          @Oppo Taco:

          If you need a SS and have another option at 3B, I would do it.

          • Oppo Taco says:
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            @Tio: its jedd lowrie, who is my current SS

  122. Big Magoo says:
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    Heath Bell actually looked pretty good last night. He threw mostly fastballs to get ahead in the count and then tried to get the hitter to chase. He threw a really nasty, Waino-like curve to punch out Ethier (even though Vin Scully called it a splitter – it had more of a loopy 12-6 breaking action).

    The only concern is that the majority of his fastballs were completely straight, which leads me to believe that they were four-seamers, and he topped out at 94 mph. If he misses his spot at all with that pitch, I can see him giving up several long flys in the desert.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Magoo: He won’t be great, but hopefully he can hold the job…

  123. Descartes Before the Horse says:
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    So if JJ gets a Putz for an arm and he makes like a hitter and goes deep, is that a Fister or a Dickey?

    Nelson Cruz and H. Bailey for Kershaw?

    Thanks!

  124. J-Lef says:
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    Is dropping Morse for Bell a roster upgrade as well as a communications one? Injuries have reduced my closer stash to just 2.

    • Tio says:
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      @J-Lef:

      If you need saves, add Bell. “Closer stash” means to me you are just stashing guys hoping they get a closer gig. If that is the case, I would not drop Morse.

      • J-Lef says:
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        @Tio: right. The word I was looking for was supply, or perhaps, stock. In any event, I need saves, and Morse is becoming more waiver-level as the year progresses.

        • Tio says:
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          @J-Lef:

          Morse played through a fractured pinkie. He should have gone on the DL. IMO – that is what led to the downturn in production. He has been a bit better… would not give up yet unless you have no other options.

  125. chillmodious says:
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    Grey… a site-question for you… I finally decided to add an avatar to my profile, and it uploaded fine, but it isn’t showing up here when I post comments. How do I get it to show up in the comments?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chillmodious: It takes 15 to 20 minutes to show… More of a gravatar.com question…

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Gotcha. So, if I do nothing more at this point (i.e. if I don’t use gravatar.com), it should show up later?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It should be showing up by now… Might want to check gravatar.com again…

  126. Visionary1 says:
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    Hey Grey, I have a dilemma in my RCL I think you can help with. I’ve got Cueto taking my DL spot, and both Neil Walker and AJ P on the 15 day DL. How do I fill the spot in my lineup?
    1) drop Neil Walker, pick up Carlos Ruiz or Wellington Castillo
    2) drop Zack Cozart, put Neil Walker in even though he won’t play until Sunday, pick up Ruiz or Casillo
    3) Drop Cashner (no!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Drop AJ for Ruiz

  127. T Moore says:
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    ESPN Closer Meter now at 45 with Bell??? or CBC and Boston’s CBC??? Soon to be 46??? with the return of Fujikawa to the Cubbies???

    Always liked Elliot Johnson – his unnaturally retarded career is a classic example of what the black hole of Tampa was in the 2000s for MiLB players…

    Have held onto Ike Davis and LaRoche for too long – should have dumped one of them for Moreland a couple weeks ago.. But, I need other positions with all the other bad things that have happened so far to the MAGPIES… So, I wait as none of them would play much except on off days…

    Personal update, I am currently being transfigured in FBB. and beyond..

    Been slowed down a bit as I’m been held up by trying to find a way to stop my gate to a “secret” place of mine in the basement to stop leaking that odor of brimstone and the uncommon sounds emitting from far below…Also, have yet to get internet access down there either

    The weak mere mortal souls, my neighbors are, have been complaining about the smell and noise… They will regret their interference.. They know so little of the immortal glories and power I behold nightly underneath them…

    O well, it does not matter.. Soon, I will be all powerful in everything – to include RazzBall..

    • Kid A says:
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      @T Moore: Didn’t they already catch the guy with the basement dungeon? Too soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHA… Quite the turn of a phrase with Johnson…

  128. Hotrod says:
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    Heyward & Kinsler or Giancarlo & Rutledge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  129. BrewFreeOrDie says:
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    Howdy Grey,

    All I’ve got for you is “Drebin’d it” a la the Naked Gun series – you screw something up so badly but it miraculously works out in the end. I was really just thinking of that incredible baseball scene from the first one. Also thought you might appreciate this one-liner: “A girl walks into a bar and asks the bartender for a Double Entendre… So he gives it to her.” Reddit’s got a great thread of one-liners going today if that’s your cup of tea.

    On to baseball: Thanks for the Paredes tip, I didn’t even realize he’d been called up. Grabbed him in RCL and hoping for a little unexpected pop. Three ROS questions for you:

    1. Paredes or Arcia?
    2. Raburn or Boneface?
    3. Belt or Plouffe?

    Thanks as always muchacho.
    -Brew

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @BrewFreeOrDie:

      Favorite Police Squad Drebin line:

      Woman caught in raid: Is this some sort of a bust?
      Drebing: Yes…very impressive.

      • BrewFreeOrDie says:
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        @OaktownSteve: “” Like a blind man at an orgy, I was gonna have to feel things out.”

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @BrewFreeOrDie:

          …..girl dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Day.

          Goodyear?

          No….the worst.

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @OaktownSteve: “Like a midget at a urinal, I was gonna have to stay on my toes.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s not bad, but I like Escape Goat better… 1. Arcia 2. Raburn 3. Belt

  130. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    Its kind of like Romo had a Fake Blown Save because it didnt really blow the game considering they still won…Flown Save?

    OR its as if the closer in this situation was really doing a good thing, because he gave the fans additional baseball while still providing the same outcome, sooo instead of blowing the game he really extended it. I have no name here, literally just random thought process.

    Anddd which side, Fister/Marte for Kershaw/Chris Perez in a non-keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Escape Goat better… Kershaw

  131. jaw says:
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    12 team h2h 5×5 auction keeper

    would you drop lucroy for any of rmart, doumit, salty, avila?

    drop ozuna for one of arcia, stubbs, venable, joyce, brantley, jon jay, ichiro?

    all else equal i could use power over speed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doumit… Brantley

  132. DiRo says:
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    Would you start Haren today against Detroit?

    I also got this trade offer in a keeper league, h2h, with 7 years left.
    My Felix/Sandoval for his Moore/Pujols or My Felix/Wright for his Moore/Pujols. What’s your thoughts, he also has Votto, if I could get Votto over Pujols I think that would make it worth it, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t… Sure, get Votto…

  133. Jack says:
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    Thoughts on Burch Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very raw… Okay, spot starter in deeper leagues…

  134. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Drop Webster for Vargas or Gausman?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vargas

  135. kc says:
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    Strasburg and BJ for Price and Holliday. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price

  136. JackInTheBox says:
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    Anyone here a Mini-Donkey disciple? He seems to have found that 40 hr stroke from 2009 when he carried my team. Now, I can’t decide between trading him or Aramis for a SP…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t own him anywhere, but looks good right now…

      • JackInTheBox says:
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        @Grey: And how does that make you feel, Grey?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sad?

  137. Hal Incandenza says:
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    I have him both of my leagues thanks to you, thanks to you.

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: Guess I did that wrong. Referring to

      “2-for-4, 2 homers. Who led you to the 2nd round Golden Goose? You’re welcome.”

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice!

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Hal Incandenza:

      Sweet handle, Incandenza.

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Thanks. So many options from that work. Don Gately or Michael Pemulis were contenders for the job.

  138. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Denard Span is hitting .286 with a .357 OBP and is on pace for 54 runs this year. Meanwhile, Brian Dozier is hitting .237 with a .274 OBP and is on pace for 65 runs…WTF, Nationals…

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Sky: Oof… the more you know!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Yeah, I drafted Span as my 5th OF everywhere this year. Was wondering why I was so frustrated with it. Found out the Nationals’ problems were never about having a ‘good leadoff man’. It was about knowing what to do with one.

        • chillmodious says:
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          @Sky: According to ESPN, Bryce Harper will fix that problem (and all others) in no time.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            ESPN makes me happy I don’t have cable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Sky: I’m late reading the comments today, not sure you’ll see this, but no biggie. I grabbed Span on a lot of teams this year too. Makes me sad, but I’ve been thinking of dropping him. I’ve gotten as many runs from Nate freaking McClouth in the couple weeks since I added him. Those are ugly numbers right there. Is he droppable for hot schmotato at this point?

      • Sky

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        In my book he’s not simply because he could go on a hot run streak if Harper/Zimm/LaRoche put it together. The pace for the RBIs and the SBs are still on a good course. I’d hold him even though it feels like empty average right now.

        • MattTruss223 says:
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          @Sky: Fair, thanks for the response. He scored a run today already, he’s in my good graces for another couple days. I’ve got Adam Jones, Hunter Pence, Austin Jackson, Aoki, McClouth and Span in one OF right now. I was thinking I might try and grab some power for that OF, that Span might be redundant, but the best power bats in FA are Joyce and Duda. Bleh. I’m holding in most leagues, that one I might cut bait if I start to slip in the power department. We’ll see. Thanks man

          • MattTruss223 says:
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            @MattTruss223: Make that 2 runs! Just need a little prodding I guess…

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Ha, or just the Nats to learn how to drive a guy in but yeah. Bad first month, here’s to something more on par with what we should come to expect. Just wish it didn’t have to happen to my Fister in my H2H league, though…

  139. Matt says:
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    Who do i want for holds + good rates?

    Marshall, Doolittle or Mike Adams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams

  140. fungus says:
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    Slam and legs for Vernon Wells yesterday Grey. I have to drop one of Nava, Joyce, or Wells and I think I’m holding onto Wells.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, did he get the legs, I missed that… Nava

  141. TheNewGuy says:
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    Pitching YoGa tommorow at the Reds (10 teamer)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not

  142. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Was just offered J Hamilton and Morrow for my Fowler and Zobrist. I could use another decent SP and I have both Kendrick and Jedd Jerk on my bench to replace Zobrist at MI. I should accept this right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…

  143. Randy says:
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    Romo sounds like a CBJ to me.

    Covered Blow Job

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… That’s not bad, but I like Escape Goat better

  144. Cory says:
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    Too tired to read all the comments, so sorry if this was already suggested (but at least I followed your instructions — no where in your article did I see “ask me about your dumb trade ideas in the comments”). I have Romo. Frustrating year to say the least. I think the blown save which is followed by a win should be called a “blin” or perhaps a “blave.” Given it seems to be Romo’s specialty this year, how about calling it a “Blomo?” (And, yes, I can think of the immediate next word for it starting with “Blo,” but yours is a family column.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s not bad, but I like Escape Goat better

      • Cory says:
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        @Grey: Any chance that Bell blows a few saves and they elevate Matt Reynolds to closer? I grabbed Reynolds for the holds, but his line is way better than Putz or Bell. I was hoping he’d be elevated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hernandez gets next crack

  145. Buge Hoobs says:
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    12 team 5×5 with papelbon and wilhelm,
    Would you drop any of niese, quint or villa to pick up bell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quint

  146. Mariner Mike says:
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    Picked up Hernandez over Bell don’t trust Bell in league holds count good move or coin toss? Also think Upton a stash candidate or did he pass away?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin toss… Stash Upton? Huh?

  147. vohnie says:
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    Lucroy’s been pretty Luc-warm this season. Is it time to look for alternatives, or is it just a slow start? Russell Martin seems to be my only option in free agency.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look elsewhere

  148. Jeff says:
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    what are you thoughts on Paul Konerko for the rest of the season? I’ve had about enough of the guy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t have drafted him, so I don’t like either…

  149. KY says:
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    Miguel Montero or Salvador Perez for ROS, any suggestion?? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  150. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    please rank thes spot starters for tomorrow: P Hughes @KC ($3.0 on SON), Kennedy home vs Phi ($11.6), Marcum home vs Pit ($14.5) Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them…

  151. Nathan says:
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    Ian Kennedy was just dropped in my league. He’s been pretty putrid since his opening day gem. Do you like him to get better going forward this season? 12 team roto. I’d probably be dropping Cashner to get him.

    Also, Todd Frazier was just dropped. I’m picking him up. No question there; I’m just excited about it and wanted to tell someone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab them both…

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Grey: Was this in an RCL? I dropped Kennedy in one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

          • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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            @Grey: If it is in the one that has Hannover in it, then it especially does not matter. That guy is winning the league. He probably has a 95% chance to win the league right now. Looking at his pitching stats, I believe he will trade good pitchers for hitters in the summer. He is on a pace to use up his game starts before everyone else or almost everyone else. He will then increase his odds to about 98%

            This guy is also in my Razzball league. I noticed his Yahoo profile is at 86%. He has been 1st, 2nd or 3rd in every league he’s played there.

            Is this guy Nate Silver, fantasy savant Matthew Berry or a random guy from the future? I think this guy only finished in 2nd or 3rd place in some leagues to not make it look like he was born in 2039. If he finishes in first place in 100% of leagues, then it makes him look like Rain Man. But sprinkle in a couple 2nd and 3rds and it makes him look more normal.

  152. Dan says:
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    Allen Craig for Chris Sale?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Craig

  153. herschel says:
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    @Grey: need to bench one of these guys next week. who sits?

    bailey – @mia, @phi
    miller – vs nym
    santiago – @min, @laa
    tillman – vs sd, vs tb

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tillman

  154. supra says:
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    D-Backs sweep the Dodgers. Goldschmidt 9, Dodgers 7. Unreal.

    AuShizz!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  155. Bigwormsherm says:
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    Current staff: Bumgarner, Gio, Latos, Wainwright, Minor, Grienke, RYU, Bailey, Hammel, Villanueva, Beachy

    Going after Adam Jones with Bumgarner. He wants Bumgarner AND fowler, would you pull the trigger or feel the addition of fowler is too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  156. The Nightman Cometh says:
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    Need help in all hitting categories. What can I get for a Tony Cingrani and Nate Mclouth? Also do you think Hector Santiago finds a way to stay in the White Sox rotation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Matt Holliday? Around there… I don’t think he stays in the rotation the whole year… Doesn’t mean I wouldn’t grab him now…

  157. The Thumb says:
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    Machado/Davis enough for Beltre?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much

  158. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    good props to Professor Chaos, that was a frequent commentor favorite yesterday and its good to see him get his 15 seconds for that one.

    A Glossary term for a closer that gets saved from his hitters after blowing the save….

    The team is doing the “Heimlich” on its closer, after he chokes the game away they bring him back to life and don’t really care that he just tried eating a hot dog in one bite.

    To go Portmanteau style we can go with:
    Masklich
    Blindlich

    Not loving these, maybe by my fourth cup of coffee I’ll be ready to think….probably not

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed… I like Escape Goat better…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: seems easy to understand, I’m surpirised you didn’t come up with something so obvious or do you like throwing us a bone to feel like we help make the site better?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t think it’s that obvious…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: maybe it’s just me….like clock block.

            I’m thinking some of the older terms are little more intricate/ creative and have a different feel to them. Like Sparky Ankle Biter, Short Eyes, Schmohawk, Flat Billed Pitchypus and Leftosaurus…..FBP is my favorite

            Can you guys make a FBP T-Shirt?…. I hope the under 28 crowd in here doesn’t get offended

            • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: I like Sparky Ankle Biter the most

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              There’s different levels for the terms, they’re not all Sparky Anklebiter (btw, do a find for Sparky Anklebiter in the above comments)… I think Escape Goat is funny and captures exactly what the term needs to be… It’s more of a functional term than a term explaining something like Sparky… I could see using Escape Goat a lot…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: I saw the you tube clip, that was awesome, do you know who did that?

                I will pay someone 50 bucks to get Scioscia to say Sciosciopath

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  The guy who posted it did it, I believe…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I know that, but do you know what commentor?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      English Mets Fan is his name…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: sounds proper

    • Kid A says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Don’t hold your breath on that 4th cup of coffee doing anything useful for your synapses…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Kid A: You’re right, coffee doesn’t make you better at writing, but it makes you think you are….don’t worry, whether it’s 2 cups, 4 cups or no cups, you’re still the biggest dick in here.

  159. Bryan says:
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    Grilli and Seager for Straburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg, not close

  160. Mountain Man says:
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    Bad Blow Job? Goes badly, ends up good, and more likely to keep around? Never mind, prolly a bit too racy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s not bad, but I like Escape Goat better

  161. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Is there much difference between Morneau and Berkman? Which guy going forward, not for ROS necessarily, but the next month or so?

  162. Dan F says:
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    Traded Chris Davis Straight Up for Alex Rios. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  163. Teblow! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I know how much you love Catcher questions in our 12 Team Yahoo H2H, so here goes:

    Should I dump Ruiz for one of the following or just hold:

    Doumit
    M. Montero (kinda surprised he’s on the wire)
    J. Montero

    Thanks much Grey and keep up the great work.

    • Teblow! says:
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      @Teblow!: First part of my comment is a bit confusing after I read it, but you hopefully get the gist.

      Thnaks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doumit… No problem…

  164. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    have lowrie ,asdrubal and gordon at ss with no 2nd bagger,trade gordon for a recently hot kipnis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  165. Moose Out Front says:
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    How does my Chris Davis for Billy Butler make you feel? (6×6 standard +OPS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  166. Oppo Taco says:
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    trade Corbin/Lowrie to get Andrus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it if you need speed…

  167. Carl Weathers says:
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    Think I should drop Niese and give Tillman a whirl? I would expect Niese to be there if I want to go back to him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t…

    • BrewFreeOrDie says:
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      @Big Magoo: Nice link – I plan on re-watching at least the first two after reminiscing about that umpire scene this morning.

      “It’s true what they say: Cops and women don’t mix. It’s like eating a spoonful of Drano. Sure, it’ll clean you out, but it’ll leave you hollow inside.”
      -Brew

  168. costaricanchata says:
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    and now it’s time for what many of you have fondly looked forward to all week :
    your colon cleanse .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  169. TheNewGuy says:
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    Cashner or D-Hern?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs… Hern…

  170. JoeG says:
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    Look what Kazmir is doing today, is he worth a start against the Yankees on Monday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • JoeG says:
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        @Grey:
        Would Phelps be a better option,vs Clev?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  171. BrewFreeOrDie says:
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    Not quite what you’re going for here, but how about calling a vultured save or people who occasionally get random saves “Eagle Eye Cherries”? To quote the famously average song:

    “Save tonight, to fight the break of dawn, come tomorrow, tomorrow I’ll be gone”.

    I also don’t think anyone can beat Escape Goat…too good. Well played, sir.
    -Brew

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Agreed on Escape Goat…

  172. Long Bawls says:
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    Kazmir and Colon in a meeting of the “Hard Ks Club.” Just be glad it’s not in Atlanta. Wouldn’t want anyone to get the wrong impression.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  173. Dan says:
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    Something to consider in the “Escape Goat” discussion, ESPN podcasters Berry and the other guy have a term: “Fantasy Goat – A player who is guilty of either greatly underperforming, or, more likely, is the lone person on a team to not perform in a big game. (e.g. if the Phillies have 18 hits and score 12 runs but Ryan Howard is 0-for-5, he’s a Fantasy Goat.)”
    http://sports.espn.go.com/espnradio/story?id=6397157

    Not exactly the same but some similarities. I like the Escape Goat term, just thought it worth full disclosure that there is another goat useage in FBB at the proverbial mother ship.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goat is a common expression for someone who sucks, ESPN didn’t invent that… Don’t think it’s an issue…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: we go gangsta in here and jack what we want

  174. crock says:
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    What about Bait and Switch. Romo baited me in for the save but instead delivered the win.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s not bad, but I like Escape Goat better

  175. Ciao Grey — Escape Goat’s tough to beat.

    Hey, as a followup to a question above, how would you rank Niese, Cashner, and Hammel in a redraft roto format? And is there any of them would would not drop for Morrow?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel for Morrow… You ranked them…

  176. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-points league

    Trade Frazier & Heath Bell for Ryan Zimmerman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmerman

  177. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Between Mad Max, J Z, Samardjza, and Burnett, who is the one I should try and trade to get a bat, I’m think Max or Samardjza gets me the best return, people can argue that J Z doesn’t have the K’s they want

    I have a website suggestion, we have the glossary for terms, what about a player nickname glossary, it would be a fun resources and good for newbies

    don’t get me wrong grey, I like escape goat, it will flow in nicely and newcomers will get it, but it’s still fun to sling ideas out there

    clouded by the cleavage, you flash that and all is forgotten, and the idiot who blew the save is the boob that day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Samardzija… Unless you can get something for Burnett, but I doubt it…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I think Burnett is the draft day score you ride till it dies, Smardjza in the RCL carries more weight

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally agree

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: what about the players nickname glossary?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, good idea, more of an offseason project for me…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: just get a commentor to assemble it for you or that intern you got

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… If only…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: how do you not have an intern yet, go to the local junior college and get some co-ed to come over to fetch coffee, comb the stache, and type for you

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You seriously sound like Cougar… She keeps telling me to get a UCLA undergrad…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I was never approached by a woman I did not know and handed an arby’s coupon book to persuade you to get an intern from ucla.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hey, wait a minute!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: that wasn’t the coug, was it?

                    If so…Niccceeeeeee!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hehe… Booya!

  178. Keith

    tomscuba says:
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    Need help in hitting cats so I’m looking to move a few pieces. I’m also baked outta my skull and bored.

    Use Castro/ Ryu for Craig/EvCab?

    Do you think Castro and Ryu are at peak value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! I’d want the Castro side…

      • Keith

        tomscuba says:
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        Thanks man. I’ll go lay on the sofa and watch golf.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem…

    • Prezii says:
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      @tomscuba: dont hit cats man, people will get mad around here!

  179. Rye or the Kaiser Soze says:
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    What’s yo over/under for ‘Sv+H’ for the following guys, ROS?

    A. Robertson

    B. Pestano

    D. Hernandez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      28, 20, 25

  180. Matt says:
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    Okay to trade Joey Bats for Heyward? keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  181. CT Old School says:
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    I got Granderson coming off the DL, Jay Bruce in the OF and Frazier in UTIL. 14 team 6 x 6 (Hits & Holds) so I’m looking for some way to keep my AVE from hovering around .260. Bruce for Holliday? Any others come to mind?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t love that trade… Bruce will hit for a better average than he is… Don’t trade for average…

      • CT Old School says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: @Capt’Stache: I got Granderson coming off the DL, Jay Bruce in the OF and Frazier in UTIL. 14 team 6 x 6 (Hits & Holds) so I’m looking for some way to keep my AVE from hovering around .260. Bruce for Holliday? Any others come to mind?@Grey: …and hits.

  182. John says:
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    Trade Jim Johnson for Michael Bourne? Bourne would replace the always amazing Eric Young Jr.

    • John says:
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      @John: I’m leading Roto league in saves so far with 40 saves, 8th in SB with 24.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  183. Capt'Stache says:
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    Ok, need some advice. 12 team NL only 4×4 keeper league. Am in first in all offensive categories except Avg. my pitching is horrible. Do I do this deal?

    Giving Venable and Gee for Jaime Garcia and D Murphy (NYM)? I really need a closer rather than a starter but getting rid of Gee will solve a lot of ills. My pitchers are below.

    Gee (1)
    Cingrani (5)
    Hudson (16)
    Jansen (10)
    Marmol (8)
    Arroyo (1)
    Teheran (10)
    Collmenter – waiting for Luebke on DL stash
    Kendrick (5)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Garcia

      • Capt'Stache says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey! Of course since we know JayWrong has his name for a reason, the hitting side is a wash, except for sb’s.

  184. zzzzzz says:
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    Would you start Hughes @ KC tomorrow in 10 team H2H? I need the start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s pretty borderline…

  185. RazzyBall Fizzle says:
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    Need to trade D. Jennings for anyone with RBI’s. Preferably a SS, or OF. Who should I target?

    For the saves term: How about “Blown Saved”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce? Holliday? Lowrie, but that’s really last resort… That’s not bad, but I like Escape Goat better…

  186. malamoney says:
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    I offered Austin Jackson and Jaime Garcia for Kemp. He came back with he is more interested in a deal involving Shelby Miller. I am not sure he means AJAX and Miller for Kemp, but if he does, as much as I want to get Kemp and while anyone would have leaped at that offer preseason, I’m not sure I make that deal right now. Both AJAX and Miller are outperforming him. Do I expect AJAX to continue to be the better fantasy outfielder, not at all. But Miller, quite possibly in our H2H points league where the points system is very pitcher friendly and pitchers usually outscore field players. And Miller has RP eligibility, which is huge in our league.

    Rest of my outfield: Braun, Gordon, Marte, Morse, BJ Upton, Myers and Taveras
    Starters: Felix, Medlen, Morrow, Garcia, Cingrani, Hellickson, Lincecum and Gerrit Cole
    Other players I am willing to move: Arenado and maybe Billy Butler

    What do you think? What’s a fair offer for Kemp?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson and Morrow down on your staff is fair… Or Morse and Medlen… Jackson and Arenado is also fair… Butler and Hellickson…

      • malamoney says:
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        @Grey: Thanks dude. Those do seem like legit fair deals.

        What do you think about Miller straight up for Kemp given the provided details?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Miller for Kemp isn’t fair…

          • malamoney says:
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            @Grey: You’d rather have Miller?

  187. Wait I am reading SON right is Vogelsong getting love from him?

    No way I can start him against the Braves right? He has been so HR prone this year it is gross.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SON probably loves ATT… It’s not a terrible stream… Braves K a lot…

      • @Grey: Meah…tough one…will be a game time decision. Thanks.

  188. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Paredes or oswaldo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paredes, but depends on needs…

    • Prezii says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: werent you the one talking about how you are so great and never try to get over on people in trades? Yet ur droppin berkman aftr trying to douche him off to me for trumbo… Cmon man..

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Prezii: he was a sweetner. consider his drop charity and that was offered when trumbo had 3 homers as part of a multi player deal. slow your roll homie

        • Prezii says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: haha my roll is slowed. And slightly toasted… What, you can be a douche but i cant?

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Prezii: I’m a dick, not a douche

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Prezii: so are we still going to try and make a deal

  189. Adam says:
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    Would u trade chris Davis and RYU for Strasburg?
    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  190. High Cheese says:
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    How about “Wet Sock”? It sucks to have it on, but you can live with it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better…

  191. JJ says:
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    Im sure that you hate these questions, but what would you do to upgrade this squad?
    12 team H2H 5X5 keeper league(we keep 10)
    C-W.ROSARIO
    1B-E.HOSMER
    2B-D.PEDROIA
    3B-B.LAWRIE
    SS-J.RUTLEDGE
    OF-M.KEMP
    OF-D.FOWLER
    OF-J.WERTH
    UTIL-M.REYNOLDS, J.MORNEAU
    DL-H.RAMIREZ,C.GRANDERSON,M.TEIXEIRA

    SP-C.HAMELS
    SP-M.BUMGARNER
    RP-A.CHAPMAN
    RP-C.JANSSEN
    P-M.HARVEY
    P-K.MEDLEN
    P-S.CISHEK
    BENCH-J.VALVERDE, J.HAMMEL, J.BECKETT, K.KENDRICK,J.FERNANDEZ
    DL-M.GARZA

    I was decimated by injuries before the season even started with TEIXEIRA, GRANDERSON, H.RAMIREZ and GARZA all going down with injuries. I have a major power outage right now with Hosmer, Pedroia, Lawrie and Morneau all struggling. I was trying to sell high with Reynolds to upgrade my OF but have no takers as of yet. Truth be told, I need his bat right now.
    Some available bats include
    J.WILLINGHAM(waivers)
    A.LAROCHE(waivers)
    UGGLA
    HARDY
    KUBEL
    WELLS(shudder)
    M.SAUNDERS
    BIG BREASTED jeDD

    Thanks GREY!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did draft a bunch of guys I said not to draft… Trade Tex, Grandy and Hanley for the best returns you can get… Their name value is much better than their actual value…

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Granderson and Teixeira have been on my keeper team for years. I did try and trade them in the offseason without success. Hanley I picked up in a trade for Lincecum and Rollins. So I still think that I won that one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Guess we’ll see on Hanley…

          • JJ says:
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            @Grey:
            Yeah. Fingers crossed. He looked good for the one week he played(gulp).
            Any other ideas?

            Is Willingham an upgrade on Morneau or Werth?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Willingham over Morneau

              • JJ says:
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                @Grey:
                Thanks

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  192. Adam says:
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    Or Chris Davis and RYU for Hamels?
    I have heyward on DL so looking to sell high on Davis if possible
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Hamels

  193. Slappy says:
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    May be against the A’s in Oakland, but nice outing for Kazmir 2.0.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re not in Oakland…

      • Slappy says:
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        Sorry, missed that. Didn’t matter anyway, really, what with the 10K. And best of all, the 0 BB. I have him on just over half my teams, in those leagues wherein the min IP is either 50 or 60 a week, and with most using 10-11 SP. By the way, word is that he’s somewhere between 93-95 with the fastball. Works for me, especially when the loss in velocity from his glory days is accompanied by the 0 BB, i.e., call it a fair tradeoff.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  194. Andrew says:
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    Hey Hey Grey-

    Just got offered JHey for my Pence and Lawrie. Im trying to consolidate hitters because at the moment I have 5 bench hitters and there are plenty of streamable pitchers on the wire. Also JHey will be a 5th rd Keeper for next year (12 team mix, 5 keepers). Im really thinking about pulling the trigger but im just scared that JHey wont produce enough to compensate for Pence. Lawrie is essentially a throw in because he was a last round keeper and I already have Zimmerman, Hanley, Frazier, and Arenado at 3rd.

    What are your feelings on JHey?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a fair trade… I like Heyward, but the trade could go either way… In a keeper, I like it more…

  195. Ron says:
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    I need pitching but I don’t want to sell myself TOO short…are these respectable trades?

    1) Give Gordon for Peavy. Yea or Nay?
    2) Give Gordon and R. Zimmerman for Samardjzia. Yea or Nay?
    3) Give Bruce for samardzjia. Yea or Nay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Nay 2) Nay 3) You can do better…

  196. airweino says:
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    “He could also help Andrelton get home.”

    Awesome line.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  197. Fister Furbush says:
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    Pick two to keep ROS

    Haren

    Cashner

    Kendrick

    Domonic brown/Willingham

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brown, Willingham

  198. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Morning Grey! I see you dealt Machado. In a 12 team keeper (Keep 7, can keep forever) he is pretty much a must hold onto right? I have Zimmerman at 3B too, but it seems like Machado should be much better than Zimm in the years to come. Yes, or should I be looking to get something for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, I had 3 3rd basemen so I sold the one with the most value… Hold in a keeper…

  199. Gareth says:
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    Start gallardo @ Pittsburgh or jaime garcia @ home to the brewers for next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallardo

  200. Eddy says:
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    Best DL stash in a 12-team OBP league?

    Teix
    Eaton
    Garza
    Pineda
    Hart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hart

  201. Bryan says:
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    Would you trade Votto for Kemp? I would still have Encarncion and Berkman for 1b. Still not sure if it would be a good deal? thoughts, please….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  202. Hal Incandenza says:
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    12 team 6×6 roto w/OPS & Holds.

    I’ve been shuffling around for a 3B option. I currently hold Mostsuck, Prado, and Michael Young, the axis of mediocrity. I can either hope to mix and match those guys for free, or make a deal.

    Been talking with the owner of Beltre and Machado for Machado. He prefers a closer but I’m down to two. Should I bite the bullet and deal Street or Perkins?

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @Hal Incandenza:

      Rosters are: Util, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  203. Jake DuBois says:
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    Please rank ROS:

    Adrian Gonzalez, Giancarlo Stanton, and Jay Bruce. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton, A-Gon…

  204. Gareth says:
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    Morrow, Bailey, Jaime garcia and Cobb are guys on the bubble for me on my team. I’d like to open up a streaming spot in my shallow league. Which guy is least likely to be claimed if I drop them?

    Morrow – Talented Teaser, stuck in the AL East
    Bailey – Jeckyl and Hyde, Afraid of Cardinals
    Cobb – Home Boy, Average stuff
    Garcia – Ground ball Low K High Whip

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I change my mind, Morrow is hurt… Lose him…

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey,

        What I did was drop Reddick and picked up Bailey as you recommended him for his nice 2 start week @ MIA and @ PHI.

        I then used today as Morrow as fodder for that claim for Heyward I told you about.

        I find out Friday morning wether the claim will be successful or not. I’ll let you know.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  205. Juice_0321 says:
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    Joey Votto was just placed on the trading block in my 5×5 Y! 10 team keeper league. The thing is that Votto is a franchised keeper which means that he will occupy a 1/3 franchise keeper spot.

    My roster with too many keepers already.
    Upton, J (FK)
    Kinsler (FK)
    Cutch (FK)
    Rizzo (K)
    E5 (K)
    Waino (K)
    Headley (K)
    Jones, A (K)
    Castro (K)
    Jackson, A. (K)

    He wants Waino and someone. Thoughts?

    Everyone with a FK tag has to be kept or dumped. I would need to dup Kinsler most likely in order to take on Votto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Juice_0321 says:
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        @Grey: He also has Machado.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can give him Waino straight up for him…

  206. stumanji says:
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    In my auction keeper draft my internet connection was acting up and I got disconnected for two short periods, during which 3 of my “TARGET: WIN THESE GUYS AT ANY PRICE” guys were sold. The players and their sale prices are as follows:
    1. Goldy $13
    2. Harvey $2
    3. Marte $1

    To add insult to injury, since I was offline I autobid and won Teixeira ($7) & Kubel ($3) at their stupid ESPN prices.

    Every Goldy HR, Harvey 10 K gem, and Marte multi-hit game makes me cry a little inside. I cannot let this go.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks…

      • stumanji says:
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        @Grey: With that said, should I try to trade Pujols ($34, would not keep) for Goldy ($13, would probably keep)? I also own Rizzo ($3) at 1B FWIW. Or is that just two wrongs don’t make a right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Goldy

  207. Hotrod says:
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    Kinsler & Crawford or Giancarlo & Rutledge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giancarlo

  208. bees knees says:
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    so if you think rizz is headed for the 2nd round, where is machado heading?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Similar area…

  209. JTR says:
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    Starting Fister @Washington?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  210. Bryan says:
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    Two trades:

    1- I was offered Strasburg for Grilli and Beltre? Should I take it?
    2-Would you trade Votto for Kemp? I would still have Encarncion and Berkman for 1b. Still not sure if it would be a good deal? thoughts, please….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. It’s fair if you need a pitcher 2. No

  211. Cartman 4evs says:
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    This trade has been proposed in my league, anyone have thoughts?

    Mike Minor and Jay Bruce for Strasburg and Mark Reynolds.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg, it’s fair…

      • Cartman 4evs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  212. Fister Furbush says:
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    What sites do you have fantasy baseball leagues on Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ESPn, CBS, Yahoo, Onroto, RTSsports

  213. YNKEH8R says:
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    In the last month Todd Frazier is batting .182 (16/88) and It looks like he is swinging with his eyes closed. Meanwhile Josh Donaldson just keeps hitting. 2/3 and another HR today.

    Stay the course or make the switch? Usually I just drop guys and dont look back, but I know you have a man crush on Frazier which is why he is still around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stay the course

      • YNKEH8R says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. You guys are the best

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • fungus says:
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      @YNKEH8R: I’ve played Frazier all year at 3B but also have Headley. Frazier has been pretty bad so I dropped him today for Kelly Johnson to fill in at 2B. Weeeee!

  214. Wilsonian says:
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    Do you think Mini-Donkey keeps it up this season? He’s looked great. I obviously don’t think he keeps the average up, but the power seems to be legit. Think he’s worth a trade target in an 8 Team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I think he can hit 35 homers and .250… He will go ice cold at some point and it will be ugly…

  215. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: Pettitte or Grimm ??? Do you have any faith in Lucas Harrell in a 14 team h2h pts league ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pettitte… I do for certain matchups…

      • Anthony says:
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        @Grey: Im wondering if I should look to replace Westbrook Mccarthy and Pettitte with guys in the FA pool. Westbrook & Mccarthys career eras are low 4 with 1.30 + whip and Pettite has a high 3 era and around a 1.30 whip I believe. What do you think Grey ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’d start looking…

  216. Jacks says:
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    Last week you were really high on Cashner. He had the bad start v Cubs but was great against the Marlins (weak bats I know, but with him it’s really about his control). Reading the comments, you seem kinda down on him. Picking D Hernandez, Cingrani etc over him. Porque?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a great start at home… Hasn’t proven he can start on the road yet…

      • Jacks says:
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        @Grey: Roger that, won’t be starting him next week cuz of the @BAL start. BAL has been hitting everyone it seems.

        Another question … saw above you recommended cutting Seager for Kelly? I assume that means Kelly Johnson? Would you drop Weeks for him? Or will I most surely regret that move?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t drop Weeks…

          • chillmodious says:
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            @Grey: Sorry for invading your back-and-forth, but this thread caught my interest. I started out my season with Mostsuckass at Util… then cut him for Rickie Weeks… then cut him for Kelly Johnson. I’ve been much happier with Johnson, and Weeks has been thoroughly yawnstipating while hanging out on the waiver wire since I cut him. Also, I had asked you yesterday who was tops out of Weeks / Kelly Johnson / Kendrys Morales, and you said hold on Kelly Johnson. So, naturally, this thread confused me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m assuming you asked Weeks, Kelly Johnson, Kendrys Morales for now, as opposed to ROS… Or I implied it that way…

              • chillmodious says:
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                @Grey: Ah, I think that’s exactly where things got muddled.

                To be clear, and throwing another shmo in to the discussion, how would you rank these four ROS?: Kendrys / Rickie Weeks / Ichiro / Kelly J

                I’m thinking that would be your order, but not sure.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Weeks, Kendrys…

  217. james d says:
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    Someone cut Jansen to speculate on Uehara, so I figure I’ll put in a waiver claim.

    1) Who to cut?
    2) Other thoughts on my roster?

    12 team h2h keeper
    C: Mauer
    1b: Rizzo [K]
    2b: Kipnis [K]
    3b: Arenado
    SS: Cabrera, Everth (Hanley DL)
    OF: McCutchen [K]
    OF: Bautista
    OF: Cespedes [K]
    Util: Rios [K]
    Util: Moustakas (Crisp DL)
    SP: Strasburg [K], Scherzer, Peavy, Ryu, Wood, Jo-Fer, Straily, Cole
    RP: Nathan, Reed, Perkins, Tazawa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Tazawa 2) Looks solid, what’s the problem?

      • james d says:
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        @Grey: (1) But Tazawa is closing and Hanrahan/Bailey are both very dead for a very long time? Checking now, it looks like Hanrahan was put on teh 60-day DL like 20 minutes ago. Bailey allegedly due back when eligible, but he’s a glass figurine.

        I mean the Y! nerds seem to agree Tazawa’s a temp assignment but I’m not so sure.

        (2) No large problem, I just figured since I was posting my roster I might as well ask if you saw somethin.

        (3) Rank Straily, Jo-Fer, Wood ROS?

        Thanks as always Grey-senpai :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jo-Fer, Straily…

  218. taped says:
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    Chapman/Hill/Gyorko for McCutchen/Cueto….which side?

    • james d says:
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      @taped: McCutchen side and it’s not close imo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen

  219. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: love the obese squirrel line. Did the cougar teach you that one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Nope…

  220. Krypt says:
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    Any thoughts on Mark Reynolds resurgence this year? Sustainable to a .250 avg 30+ hrs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could hit .250 with 30 homers, sure… Will need a ton of luck…

  221. Charles says:
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    Looks like someone in the Royals clubhouse is a loyal reader: Gordon 3rd, Butler 4th on tonight’s lineup card.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time!

      • zzzzzz says:
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        @Grey: Alcides should be hitting lead off anyway.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s all coming together…

  222. crock says:
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    Wtf do you have to do to get a job in the ESPN Fantasy department. I was browsing their site and read Aj Mass chat transcript today. I found this just absurd!

    Lex (Chicago)
    Seager or Lawrie ROS?

    AJ Mass
    (11:39 AM)
    Call me crazy if you will, but I like Seager even over Beltre.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHAHAHA

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      But that begs the question: did he call him crazy and did the board watchers actually allow it through if he did?

      • crock says:
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        @Sky:
        I’m thinking he pulled a Chevy Chase as he typed his response: “This is Crazy, This is Crazy, This is Crazy!” I wonder if he ate alot of paint chips when he was younger because in his chat he also said he wouldn’t deal cobb for gio.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’d laugh right now if the last part didn’t make me cry…

  223. Love this site…got Quintana, Estrada, cashner on bench…drop one for Santiago?…drop another for liriano?….thanx grey…u da man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Quintana for Santiago…

  224. sange_da_man says:
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    two trades questions

    got this offer in……thoughts?
    My Samardjizda, Carlos Gomez and Billy Butler for Kemp, Derek Holland and G. Parra…..I like Kemp but I’m iffy on the other 2 coming back…..I also think Butler will perk up a little soon… I declined….crazy or right call?

    Here’s a thought I had if I did want to move Butler for Kemp in a package….which side?
    Butler and Bautista for Encarnacion and Kemp. Makes you stop and think for a sec, right?

    Keep up the good work and long live James Shields since he’s my number 3 starter…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would hold off on that Kemp trade in the 1st trade… Butler side in the 2nd trade…

      • sange_da_man says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks, I agree, especially with that first trade….he’s sneaking in some sell high/buy lows on me….I think it’s gonna take Kemp all year to get back from that shoulder from last year….He’ll drop in drafts to mid/end of 1st next season and someone will have a super bounce back guy on their squad, much like J-Upton this year….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I had him in the 2nd round this year…

  225. Smokey

    Smokey says:
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    Don’t know if it helps anyone out at all but, David Price’s start in Colorado on 5/4 his stat line has been changed to only 4 ER instead of 9.

  226. taped says:
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    Chapman/Hill for McCutchen….which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen

  227. Gareth says:
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    Just heard Angel Hernandez got hired by ESPN.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  228. Agree that “Escape Goat” is the perrrfect glossary term. But the “Bad Blow Job” explanation is pretty hilarious.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      With talk like that, you’re gonna excite prezii…

    • Prezii says:
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      @mollyleekba: hey now! Bad blow jobs are never hilarious! I tend to think you haven’t been involved in one of those though, Molly.

  229. Targaryen says:
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    Peavyr for Kipnis sound fair? Should I include Gardner as well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair as it is…

  230. Gareth says:
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    In regards to the term for a closer who blows the save but gets the win –

    Blow Back?

    Let me just beat you to the punch and say if for you Grey, “Escape Goat is Better.”

    Thats like your freakin Motto today. Its like you have a sexual fixation on Escaped Horned farm Animals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Escape goat is better…

  231. OaktownSteve says:
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    I read the other day that part of the Gordon move was to get Jarrod Dyson in the line up, play him in center, shift LoCain over and get Frenchie out of the line up. Dyson’s a nice cheapie steals guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whatever it takes…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Jack Butler: Wanna beer?

        Ron Richardson: It’s 7 o’clock in the morning.

        Jack Butler: Scotch?

        Ron Richardson: Not during working hours. Ooooh, sorry pal.

        Jack Butler: No problem. Come on over here Ron. Let me show you what I’m doing, taking advantage of some of the time off. To, uh, add a whole new wing on here. Gonna rip these walls out and, uh, of course re-wire it.

        Ron Richardson: Yeah, you gonna make it all 220?

        Jack Butler: Yeah, 220, 221. Whatever it takes.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm… Huh?

  232. Jon says:
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    What do you think of Marte + Lawrie for Adam Jones in a 10-team keep-18 league? I want to sell high on Marte and also have Zimm and Frazier for 3B and CI.

    • Jon says:
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      Is McCutchen asking way too much?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        They both are

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones side

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: What would you ask for in return for Marte + Lawrie or Marte + Cobb?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know what you need… A number one something…

  233. Wake Up says:
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    A Gon most likely out again on Friday…Donny Baseball reportedly said, “I never should have shaved the stache…you know when you trim this side a little too short so then you try to shave the other side a little more but you sneeze and almost cut your lip and it ends way way too short on that side now so you really have no choice but to balance it back out over here by taking way more than you want off and you start to look like Charlie Chaplin or Michael Jordan or Adonis or something anyway you can’t really leave it like that can you so it just had to come off and I’ve regretted it ever since…yeah, you’re right it was pretty sweet wasn’t it”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  234. Wake Up says:
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    Hey look at that CJ Wilson just got engaged………….to a woman…

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Wake Up: not that there’s anything wrong with that…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Wake Up: And not just any woman. Wowsers.

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Wake Up: “Wo-man… Whoa. Man. … She stole my heart and my cat…”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice…

  235. fratstar says:
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    Trade Price for Pujols in 10 team mixed league H2h?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @fratstar: id want prince all day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  236. SteveNZ says:
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    How the eff is Haren pulling this off?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pulling what off?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Only giving up one run (my opponent has him). Order has been restored since my original comment.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: If the Tiggers could tie, or take the lead, that would be cool.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Who you hoping for? Benoit?

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Grey: Just for Haren not to win, really. Though my opponent has Benoit so if the Tigers did take the lead that wouldn’t be so good.

              There’s a very narrow range of scenarios I’d be comfortable with…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ah, gotcha…

  237. Ryan says:
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    If its a Blown save then a the P gets a W on a walkoff HR the following inning – Blow Pop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Escape is better

  238. Gareth says:
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    Wowzers indeed my Kiwi friend. Wowzers indeed.

  239. 3dollarcraps says:
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    Points league. Trading my Harvey for his Rizzo. Am I selling too low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…

  240. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    do you think Gordon stays up after Hanley and Ellis return?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: thats my feeling too, maybe he takes over the 2nd base job if he kicks ass or they find some idiot team to take Hanley off their hands

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hanley’s not going anywhere, but Gordon’ll prolly split time with Ellis at best…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: as a Dodger fan I don’t want to hear that………..no no nO nO nO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The Dodgers are trying to win now, they’re not selling their big pieces…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: he has nothing to do with winning now or at anytime, he has got to be one of the most selfish pricks at the plate I have ever seen, or at least I can remember at this time

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I agree, but it’s what selling him off would mean in the public’s perception…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I never liked the deal for him. I’d rather have EVOO. I think the direction that other clubs have been going, by signing players longer when they are younger led the dodgers to this. McCourt so gutted their minors that they were left with nothing. And to think we could have Carlos Santana as our everyday Catcher.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Preaching to the choir… They spent as much as the Angels and Blue Jays and look about as good…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I look at Puig every day and wonder…..how are they going to screw this one up

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Give him to the Yanks for a half season of Cano?

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: don’t say that, it hurts my brain. If McCourt was still there we would of traded him for Hafner

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA, damn… So true…

  241. Gareth says:
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    Dropped both Haren and Cahill in my league. Its called Murphy’s law.
    Haren’s gotta be trustworthy again now right? This is the Tigers offense he’s shutting down.

    He has a nice 2 start week coming up @ LAD v’s Kershaw and @ SD v’s Stultz.

    Tempted to drop Cobb for him. worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gareth: Why is Haren trustwothy again?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I trust him to do what he did today most weeks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Granted I just went to the bathroom for 20 minutes, but I’m not sure what I’m missing…

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            WTF are you eating man? Or did you google CJ Wilson’s wife and needed some private time…

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Sky: she’s decent

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate: Yeah but I’m just trying to find out what’s up with the 20 minutes. Methinks we gotta slip Grey some raisin bran. b

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Sky: we can have the coug slip him some metamucil with his morning juice

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    And switch from jungle juice to prune juice while we’re at it.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Sky: “hurricane, but you can call it slurricane, strong enough to start an engine man”

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I don’t know, I heard Grey on the podcast yesterday. Think he had a few too many slurricanes if you ask me.

                    • Prezii says:
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                      The old school 40 water.. When he was on his game.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Gareth: why is Cobb available in your league?

      • gareth says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: it’s a shallow 10 team league with 5 clueless people in it.

  242. Gareth says:
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    Could sacrifice a fourth reliever out of Frieri, Street, Betacourt or G. Holland for Haren also.

  243. Gareth says:
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    I’m guessing Grey still doesn’t trust Haren. Am I right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gareth: It’s not even a quality start, what am I missing…

  244. Gonzo says:
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    I traded mostsuckass and werth for Bruce?and traded weeks and ruiz for Victor martinez? Waiver options available. Are gyorko. D.Gordon.uggla.espinosa.moreland.and carter. How do you think I did on those two for ones? And how would. U rank those free agents…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice trades… Espinosa, Uggla, Carter, but depends on needs…

  245. Gareth says:
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    Ha! Never mind.

    Haren just gave up a 3 spot in the 6th inning, giving up a 3 run homer to someone called Tuiasosopo for the Tigers.

    Washington IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
    Haren 6.0 9 4 4 1 3 1 5.17

    Cobb stays put.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh

  246. Gareth says:
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    Cahill’s legit though.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Gareth:

      I like him. Always have. Tough kid. Unflappable. Power two seamer. One of the better ones out there. He’s added to his pitch mix and gained some command. Happy for him.

      • Prezii says:
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        @OaktownSteve: agreed. Always liked cahill when he was with the A’s. Was dissappointed when we traded him.. but were used to that.

  247. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    Ryan Zimmerman or Starling Marte ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmerman

  248. Arrow says:
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    How would you rank these hitters (granderson, Cruz, Heyward) and these pitchers (Cashner, Samardzija, Ryu, Cueto)?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward, Cruz… Samardzija, Cueto, Ryu

  249. Carnac says:
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    Looks like the Virgen de Guadalupe candle Grey bought worked: today Alex Gordon is batting 3rd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m doing the stations of the cross in your direction….

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Carnac: I’ve got a case in my garage

  250. Jason says:
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    Excuse me but I mustache you a question.
    What are your thoughts on bourn? Is acquiring him for minor a fair deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yeah, if you need steals…

  251. zzzzzz says:
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    How many has Arenado almost hit out the last couple games? 4? Wow!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, can’t wait for July when the weather heats up in Colorado…

  252. henncoop says:
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    Would it be wise to start Guthrie in Balt? Not desperate for starts but willing to let him roll if you advise. Thanks

    • henncoop says:
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      @henncoop: Garcia is a -114 favorite with the total being 8.5 if that helps. I tend to use the odds as a tool to help me decide

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s been so good, I think you have to start him until he shows otherwise…

  253. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Seriously, Arenado is flat out tattooing the ball and getting very little to show for it. Dude has about 2000 feet worth of outs and is now sporting a .212 BABIP. All this to say, damn this kid is good but I am quite angry he’s getting screwed over by some really bad luck.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Sky: I didn’t see this power from him, thought he was more of a 15 homer guy, could be 25 if lady luck rolls for him

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Yeah, looks like he’s able to drive it to all fields; I saw him as a David Freese type with more upside over time. Have him in my keeper. First out of the day warning track center field. Second out had Ben Francisco jumping up for it on the warning track in right. Let’s see if he can drive one deep to left and still keep it in the park so I can get about 1200 feet worth of 0/3 from him on the day. No I’m not bitter.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Sky: it’s good to see your ok with that, if I owned him I would go smash some shit around the house…oh wait I do own him, where is that coffee mug I have that says I hate Mondays?

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            I’m willing to listen to Limp Bizkit’s ‘Break’ right now. That’s never a good sign.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Sky: don’t even know they have a song called Break, thanks a lot for reminding me of their existence, why do you have to poop all over my brain with your anger?

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                I lose control of my bowels when I get enraged

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Sky: you need to go out to the garage and fight the cat

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    I’d lose. I don’t need more frustrating things in my life right now.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Sky: say “fake kung foo kicks” 10 times really fast

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I did but now my boss is looking at me oddly and I don’t know what to tell him.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Sky: say its a brain exercise

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I called it mental palates…still got the weird look.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Sky: I’m going to use that, did you check out the video I posted?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      You posted a video today? If so, I did not.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Sky: was at 4:23

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Ah, I googled after you posted slurricane so I had listened on my own. Good stuff!

  254. OaktownSteve says:
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    Um…why is Valverde pitching the 8th?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @OaktownSteve: they are losing and he hasn’t pitched since the 3rd

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate:

        Read the score backwards. Thanks, Bud. I blacked out there for a moment.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @OaktownSteve: you scared me for a minute, it’s odd he would get 6 days off, seems like too long

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leyland’s mixing things up?

  255. OaktownSteve says:
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    Figure the Tiggers want to get Smyly in the rotation? He’s been damn good. Matter of time, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He should be in already… Yeah, matter of time…

  256. sange_da_man says:
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    When it rains it pours….offers keep rolling in.

    My Samardijda and Jed Lowrie for Starlin Castro and Kris Medlen…..I’d lose Shark’s K’s by a bit but im still getting back a very good SP …..and Jed for Starlin is kind of a no-brainer I think, gotta lose the Jed before I regret it….. I like Smarj but….I’m kinda leaning towards doing it…
    I’m the 2nd place team and Lowrie would be a 12th rd keeper next year (assuming he is healthy) and Shark is a rd 8 keeper. The offer is from the last place team stocking up on keepers…I’d be leaning on Marte{17), Rios(13), and Arenado(12) as possible keepers so no big loss there…..thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Castro…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @henncoop: @Grey: this guy’s stocking up on keepers, but wants to dump castro?

  257. Gavin says:
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    Burnett/Altuve/S. Marte or Braun

    • Grey

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      Lot of pieces for Braun… It’s fair, depends on other factors…

  258. SteveNZ says:
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    Now, Miggy, now…