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The Sciosciapath gave Ernesto Frieri the dreaded vote of confidence the other day, so, of course, he wasn’t there when a save presented itself in the 10th inning of a 3-1 game.  Cam Bedrosian entered the game with his 10+ ERA.  He’s the one guy I would trust less than Frieri, but not to worry, The Sciosciapath had Frieri come in once Bedrosian was in a jam, and Ernesto promptly gave up a grand slam to Nick Swisher, who is batting .200 this year.  Joe Smith would seemingly be used to get all future saves, but The Sciosciapath ties his shoes with Crazy Glue and uses the non-pronged side of the fork to eat and thinks Alan Hunter was better than Martha Quinn and once bought Styrofoam peanuts to snack on and his voicemail is “Siri, how do you leave an outgoing voicemail message?” and he thinks arithmetic is the work of witches, so I have no idea where he’s going the next time the Angels have the lead in the ninth.  He says they’ll go to a committee, but I’d own Smith.   Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

C.J. Wilson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the soon-to-be Cleveland Native Americans and their mascot, Chief Sitting On Two Tens.

Kyle Crockett – 1/3 IP as he got the win for the Indians.  Crockett is the King of the Vulture Win Frontier!  In related news, the Washington Redskins just signed a linebacker named Terrence Smallpoxblanket.

Justin Masterson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Had it been one game already since the last time he got shelled and everyone dropped him?  Geez, it felt like longer ago than that.  Justin Masterson:  Passive Aggressive Fantasy Starter; he will get crushed on your team and look like the best starter on the planet on your waivers.

Yonder Alonso – Hit the DL with wrist tendinitis.  Good news for the Padres is in three years they’ll be able to watch Alonso achieve what he’s capable of on the A’s after they release him.

Carlos Quentin – Jon Heyman reported Quentin may be willing to waive his no-trade clause.  Ah, the ol’ ‘playing hard to get’ maneuver.  “Yeah, maybe I’ll agree to leave the Padres.  Yeah, maybe,” Quentin said that while he put a House for Sale sign up on the lawn of his San Diego mansion.

Erasmo Ramirez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks.  If Erasmo keeps pitching like this, I’m not sure when we’re gonna see Taijuan Walker.  *opens to first page of the fairy tale, FMFBBL*  This is a story of how the world transpired against Taijuan.  Chapter One:  Suddenly Erasmo Ramirez Looks Like Clayton Kershaw.

Jesse Hahn – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks in Petco.  His ERA is now down to 2.16 in three games started (2.96 xFIP, but it’s a small sample size — just like she likes it!).  What’s not as small — hey now! — was his 2-ish ERA in the minors.  His next start at the Giants will be a good test, and after that it might be all Hahns on deck, or at least when he’s home.

Andrew Heaney – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks.  The hype didn’t fully live up to the reality from what I saw.  Looked taller than his listed six-one frame, lanky as all get out, and looked like he might be in high school with Yelich.  He struck out three very weak hitters (Krispie, Aimee Teagarden and Tejada), and looked hittable against better righties (David Wright put one in the deep seats off him).  Lefties could definitely have a tough time against him.  I am being a tad harsh, I mean he did only give up five baserunners and looked in control the whole game.  Jo-Fer, sadly, he is not.

Zack Wheeler – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks.  I need you to say in a very high-pitched voice, I’m having a Zack Attack.  Can you do that for me?  Thanks.  Not sure if Wheeler’s out of the woods yet; he’s always had success vs. the Marlins — three earned runs in his 28 career IP facing them.  He’s obviously in a better place today than he was after his last 8 2/3 innings where he gave up eight runs.  If ‘not out of the woods’ sounds like I’m hedging.  That’s punny, but it’s true.  I have no idea what to make of Wheeler.  He’s risky, but yesterday showed his upside.

Yovani Gallardo – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Well, I prefer when he gets hit hard, but I’m happy for all his owners (not happy).  You deserve this (don’t).  Here’s to many more (no more)!

Chase Anderson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Last Friday, I said, “This is a very tentative buy for right now, but if he pitches well tonight, I’ll be all in on him, so before someone else snipes him, I’d grab him.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Then, he went out and pitched mediocre on Friday (5 IP, 2 ER) and yesterday just meh.  This leaves him as a streamer and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next start.

David Peralta – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Thanks for your contributions to my team, now back to waivers until I need you again on Monday.  We’ve had so many batty calls together, I might need to buy him dinner one of these days.

Alex Gordon – Sat out yesterday with the flu.  Givenchy!

Billy Butler – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, as he sits on 2 homers for the year.  I knew I should’ve taken the over in Vegas on rolls vs. homers.

Danny Duffy – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Duffy up to snuffy?  Not unless you’re huffy at the gas station.  He has a sub-7 K-rate, 3+ walk rate and a 4.58 xFIP.  Burp, bleh and vomitorium.

Jordan Zimmermann – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 2.98.  The Nats starting staff has an ERA of 3.37, and that’s with Gio and his 4.85 ERA.  Roark, Zimmerman, Strasburg and Fister are all below 3.10.  I’ll point to this if anyone asks me if I have a problem with having multiple starters on the same team.

Gavin Floyd – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, which is great, terrific, adjective, but he fractured his elbow.  Too bad, so sad.  Here comes Wood!  Literally.  Multiple meanings.  Every meaning.  You name it.  I have Wood.  On teams.  In pants.  I’m excited.

Chris Johnson – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and hitting near-.350 in the last week.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because he bores the Chris out of me, but if you’re struggling for average at corner infidel, here ya go.

Evan Gattis – 2-for-5, 1 run, extending his hit streak to 18 games.  He’s still proudest of his 46-day no shower streak.

Anibal Sanchez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, Zero Ks, only then to have Joe Nathan come in and strikeout the side.  That series of events I believe is less likely than Kershaw’s no-hitter, but I’m no statistician.  I’m just a poor, handsome man with a calculator watch that I need the sun to power.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer and his third in the last four games.  Since I’ve mentioned him every day this week, you’d better believe he’s in this afternoon’s Buy column, but there’s really no reason to wait for that.  Make like Miggy, and grab J.D.

Cody Asche – Will be activated on Friday.  “Hello, Grey, I am a Ghost of Sleepers Past and I went 5-for-6 with a home run during my rehab stint.”  Fine, I’ll pick you up, just take off that stupid bed sheet.

Ryan Howard – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, and his third homer in the last four games.  Howard’s hot like it’s 2006.  I wonder if Charlie Manual called him up with some words of encouragement and a correction on his swing.  “You’re diving at the ball like it’s seven june bugs on a cow carcass.  Without festering and pecking, there’s meat there to cut off and put in a bucket and cook on an open fire with giblet gravy, then the lumps in the gravy is meat and not june bug torsos.”

David Buchanan – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Keep pitching like that and Buchanan is gonna find himself a suitor and move above George W. on the worst president list.

Michael Wacha – Cardinals are skipping him to keep his workload light.  Big hint was when Matheny was playing the Beastie Boys’ So What’cha Want and Wacha kept answering with, “Rest.”  Carlos Martinez will start in his place, but he’s still not able to go deep into a game, so I’d skip him.

Shelby Miller – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA up to 3.56.  A Shelby can do your income taxes, if you need a root canal, Shelby’s your man, but humpin’ and pumpin’ the strike zone is not Shelby’s strong suit.

Clay Buchholz – Will rejoin the Red Sox next week after throwing a dominant rehab start.  He reportedly reeked of coconut oil.

Justin Upton – Still out of the lineup due to feeling dizzy.  Maybe Fredi’s pregame drills of putting your nose on the knob of the bat and spinning isn’t the best idea.

Gerrit Cole – Slated to return on June 28th.  I.e., that’s the day Cole turns to the diamond.

Jason Grilli – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 4th blown save, giving up a home run to everyone’s favorite catcher, Devin Mesoraco.  That’s until some random other catcher starts hitting and everyone’s allegiance to Mesoraco goes up ‘n smoke, Chong.  As for Grilli, it’s not great, and Clint Hurdle refused to give him the dreaded vote of confidence.  If giving a vote of confidence is a bad thing, is not giving it an even worse thing or a better thing?  That’s a riddle for the Sphinx!  I don’t see the Pirates replacing Grilli unless he’s hurt, but I guess you never know.  It’s kinda irrelevant since I’d own Melancon in every league, but that has just as much to do with his 1.89 ERA.

Jeff Locke – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Stream-o-Nator nailed this game as a just barely meh stream, but hates his next start and I don’t like Locke, in general.  See, I have an Open Door Policy on streamers, except Locke.  Irony?  Perhaps, have to ask a Brit about that.

Clint Barmes – 4-for-5, 1 run.  After his big game, Barmes decided now was as good a time as any to move the deer meat out of his basement freezer.

Gregory Polanco – 2-for-6, 1 run.  Who is this guy?  Never heard of him before.

Homer Bailey – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I guess it’s in the 2nd half when he turns it on.  Sideways emoticon screaming, “I am not drinking any f**king Merlot!”

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer.  Whatever Taye Diggs was doing in Toronto, I don’t want to know, but the Blue Jays got their groove back.

Melky Cabrera – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  The Jays are just loosening up their pipes now.  Watch, today they’re all going to hit four homers each and Mark Whiten’s going to go to the hospital with chest pains.

Drew Hutchison – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER in Yankee Stadium.  I guess that whole Hutchison pitches well in away games is out the window.  Only lousy thing there is if he’s not pitching well in away games and not pitching well in home games, where is he pitching well?  Bullpen sessions?  If you have better options, it’s that time in our program where we look elsewhere.

David Phelps – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Okay, nice game from Phelps, but they could’ve had Buhner!

Jacoby Ellsbury – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI and two steals (19, 20), hitting .279.  I watched a piece of this game yesterday because I thought maybe David Robertson was hurt (he wasn’t; just rested), and I noticed Ellsbury is like a stray black hair in the middle of James Brolin’s head.  It’s like the Yankees are getting players out of a consignment shop.

Yohan Pino – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  He’s thirty years old and he’s spent almost a decade in the minors.  That’s the bad news.  The good news is in five years we’re going to get a film starring Luis Guzman about Yohan’s life called, “Pino, Those Aren’t Sour Grapes.”

Josh Willingham – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  He was 1-for-19 in the last week coming into this game.  Josh darnnit, you can do better, you betcha!  Sorry, been watching Fargo non-stop for a week.  If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend.  I enjoyed the first season better than Breaking Bad’s first.  For serious.

Glen Perkins – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  I guess the back is fine.  Speaking of Fien, thanks for the vulture win, homey!

Scott Kazmir – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA up to 2.08.  What, the Regression Fairies are scared of Kazmir?  I mean, it’s not as nice as taffeta, but c’mon!

Yoenis Cespedes – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer, hitting .266.  Solid number two to three outfield season coming from Cespedes as long as he doesn’t get hurt.  Yes, I just said that to try to jinx him.  Too obvious?

Jose Altuve – 2-for-4 and two steals.  Opposing teams should put at their visitor clubhouse entrance a Bugs Bunny “Need to Be This Tall To Enter” sign.

Collin McHugh – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.76.  When neutralizing for luck, he’s not doing much worse than that either.  Around a mid-3 ERA pitcher when it’s all said and done with a near-10 K/9 and a mid-3 BB/9.  Those are numbers of a guy that should be owned everywhere.

Chris Archer – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.14.  Hey, that’s my Pi!

Kevin Kiermaier – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  He’s cooled a lot recently, but he was still batting third for the Rays.  Be interesting to see who’s batting third in today’s lineup.  I’m gonna guess Brandon Guyer.  He’s more masculine than you.  Less so than Guyest.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  Is he really on pace for 20 homers?  Where’s my Sylvia Plath book and the nearest oven?  Get hot, doode!

David DeJesus – Fractured his hand on a check swing and will miss at least three weeks.  Ironically, in the Afghanistan Baseball Organization, David DeMuhammad strained his oblique.  We’re all one people!

  1. Harb says:
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    Drop a half-dead Pagan for JD-Mart? I like Pagan for a .300/10/30ish line, but he always seems to have a body part about to fall off or shatter or explode.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Harb: I dropped Pagan 6 weeks ago and haven’t looked back (well, except for a few times)…

  2. Commish Cauda says:
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    Top 2 ROS in H2H-Points League?

    Porcello
    Niese
    Travis Wood
    Milone

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Porcello, Wood

  3. Abdoozy says:
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    Yeah it’s a little harsh to be saying Heaney’s no Jo-Fer, because at this point in his career, Jo-Fer wasn’t Jo-Fer either. I thought Heaney looked pretty good for a middle schooler making his first MLB start and would hang onto him for a while, at least until his voice drops.

    • Harb says:
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      @Abdoozy:
      Actually, he sort of was.

      Jo-Fer’s first MLB start: 5ip 1ER 8K 4 baserunners. And so, a Jo-Fer had been born.

      • Abdoozy says:
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        @Harb: yeah, but look at his 3rd start vs the Twinkies. 5 IP 4 ER 8 base runners, and Grey said to drop him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Abdoozy: More about his stuff than the actual results… He didn’t look overpowering and wild… He looked poised and a tad hittable…

      • Abdoozy says:
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        @Grey: I’m willing to give him a few games to discover who he is in the bigs.. Being in the NLeast will help.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, by no means is one game his whole career…

  4. Endershadow says:
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    Send mccutch for tulo to get segura out of my starting lineup? Roto with OPS, BB, TB along with standard cats. 5 keepers but I’m looking to win this year…

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Endershadow: Keep Cutch…Tulo injury is right around the corner

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Endershadow: Nope..grab a platoon player if you must. I’m not trading Cutch if I owned him

  5. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Some guy named Mike from the San Diago Padres broadcast team (can’t find him anywhere on their official web page, http://sandiego.padres.mlb.com/team/broadcasters.jsp?c_id=sd) says to Dick Enberg just before Jesus Montero grounds into a game-ending 6-3 DP. ‘He’s got that power to right-center.’ Sometimes the advanced intel is right, sometimes it’s not.

    On Frieri, he got fried by Swish! That was a 92-MPH FB middle outside that hung for a moment and Swish pulled it anyway for a HR to right-center! Screwed, blued and tattooed, is Frieri.

    Gr8 article, Grey! Just gr8!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! Frieri’s been fried by a lot of guys this year… If it was once, it would be one thing…

  6. Swfcdan says:
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    I know Frieri is dodgy, but what do you do as an owner of him. Bench until further notice? Cant cut as the guys are like hawks when it comes to saves in my league.

    Please rank for save chasing: Oviedo (Nunez), Ottavino/Brothers, Putnam/Petricka (who?), Familia. So many shituations.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Familia, Oviedo

      Hold Frieri if he’ll get scooped

      • Spring Blake says:
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        @Mike: Not sure Frieri deserves a lot of the blame here, he messed up on Saturday, sure, but had been pretty solid since his early season rough patch. Scosiapath brought in Bedrosian, let him fill the bases even though frieri was warming up in the bullpen the whole inning, and then brought frieri in with bases loaded. Frieri was pretty upset apparently:

        From Alden Gonzalez’s twitter: Asked if he was surprised Cam Bedrosian started the 10th instead of him, Frieri paused & said: “Next. I don’t wanna say anything.” #Angels

        The angels announcers during the game were pretty hilarious too, like “Maybe this is bedrosian’s trial by fire” and ” Seems like scosia’s decision making is going to be under serious scrutiny if they blow this game”

        fuckin clown

          • Balmy Tundrastein says:
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            @Grey: they called that “upset” but really if i was getting harassed by reporters (about anything) i would say that too, unless i was fined for it. then it would be standard Bull Durham b.s. lines.

  7. Robert says:
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    Better ROS: Alex Wood or Captain EO?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Robert: Wood

  8. frederic kass says:
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    Owner hot for Rizzo. Would you deal for either Kemp or Puig? Are you concerned about Kemp playing time or Puig slump?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @frederic kass: Trade kemp for Rizzo…DO IT

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Read that wrong…your trading Rizzo….for Puig YES for Kemp NO

    • Hawk says:
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      @frederic kass:

      Agree with Jef. Puig > Rizzo > Kemp

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Hawk: I traded J Zim for Kemp 3 weeks back right before he got benched for 5 games and I was pissed. Thankfully Crawford got hurt and Kemp’s been getting the time. As a Rizzo owner I would move him only for Puig (BTW that’s a great trade for you) can’t gamble on Kemp’s playing time.

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    Just swapped Gerrit Cole and Corey Dickerson for The Adverb. Crossing my fingers Lee comes back fully healthy and gets traded to Oakland at the deadline. I’d be okay with the Dodgers, also.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jordan73: Hopefully, could see it burning you

      • Jordan73 says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, it’s a little risky, but I have massive depth at SP this year (Cole is maybe my 6th best starter) and Dickerson didn’t have a spot for solid playing time in my OF. The 2-for-1 also freed up a spot to activate Heaney.

        • Grey

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          Gotcha, then go for it

  10. I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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    I have Wood too!! ;-)
    Also noticed yesterday u show no love to Doolittle, guy’s been doin-alot! Been beastin ever since I added him and made it easier to drop Fried Frieri!
    On another note, Who would u rather have ROS? Eovaldi or Masterson?
    Love your write-ups Grey, good shizz as always!

  11. scott says:
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    Was this your first time seeing Heaney pitch? I figured with all the hype you had at least seem him before…

    • Yescheese says:
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      @scott: ain’t nobody got time for that

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Yescheese: lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @scott: I don’t watch minor league games

      • scott says:
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        @Grey: neither do I. But I usually watch a YouTube video of the players highlight reel if he sparks my interest because of his numbers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but he’s still facing minor leaguers in minor leagues

          • scott says:
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            @Grey: Well yeah but I’m more talking about watching the movement on his fastball and shiz like that. I don’t care if he strikes out 15 minor leaguers if his fastball looks flat and hitable I like to steer clear

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

  12. Amazing Spider A's says:
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    worst presiential list? You forgot to buy a vowel…… Give me an “o” please Pat…a capital “O”!!

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Amazing Spider A’s: we come to razz ball for the hard-hitting political discourse baby! Oh wait, none of us do that? And Gray was just making a joke? Huh…

  13. Aaron says:
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    Would y’all trade Pedroia, D. Wright and Kazmir for Pujols and Cano?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Aaron: DO IT

  14. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:

    No word in the English language rhymes with month

    • Blindvinyl says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: A lisper’s once.

    • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Cunth?…o no wait that was Val Kilmer in MacGruber!

    • nick the dick says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: many english words have no rhymes, however, month does have ‘obscure perfect rhymes’ with any math term using ‘oneth’ as in hundred-and-oneth

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: ha ha

  15. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Hey Grey, Im going golfing tomorrow and need a 4th….You in?….DO IT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: GIve me the address and tee time and I’ll be there in old-timey pants

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Im on Long Island so stop answering questions and get to the airport

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Coming!

  16. FMFBL says:
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    Thanks Sir Stachio!

    ROS- Donaldson or Frazier?

    Enjoy the weekend!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Donaldson

  17. JeF With 1 F says:
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    J3!!!

    • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Barcardi and Cola…. DO IT!

  18. Balmy Tundrastein says:
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    war room down, it says application error and then this
    An error occurred in the application and your page could not be served. Please try again in a few moments.

    If you are the application owner, check your logs for details.
    have a draft later today and wanted to use it. i tried different computers so that’s not the problem.

    • Red Barons says:
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      @Balmy Tundrastein: Did you try different browsers? I know it does not work in Safari, but does work in Firefox.

      • Balmy Tundrastein says:
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        @Red Barons: it had worked in chrome back in march/april. not now.

        • Balmy Tundrastein says:
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          @Balmy Tundrastein: now it isn’t working in chrome nor firefox.

      • Balmy Tundrastein says:
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        @Grey: shit.

  19. Tigres says:
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    Eeovaldi or Gausman? Or both?!

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Tigres: Gausman right now.

  20. Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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    What you think Latos does today vs TOR? They’re hot….

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      What does SON say?

      • Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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        @Mike: not high on him, but not sure i trust SON who has Price as #1 despite him not having a great run yet this season….

    • nick the dick says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: @Crazy old guy babbling in the corner: blue jays are hot? They lost 7 of last 9 and lost to david phelps last night. Sarcasm maybe, not sure…latos gonna shut em down, shut, shut em down! Except edwin you can hit me a homer thanks….

  21. Durkin says:
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    Werth or Heyward ROS

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Durkin: Werth

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      Heyward

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Werth

    • Jake DuBois says:
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      Heyward

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Durkin: Werth

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Durkin: Heyward

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Durkin: Werth

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Durkin: Heyward.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Durkin: Werth.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Durkin:

      werth , i suppose .

      was gonna say the other guy , but ,
      couldn’t find his name on the keyboard .

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      Heyward Heyward. Okay now there are equal Heywards and Werths.
      Sorry my OCD was kicking in. (I have Hunter Pence on my roster)

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Phil of the Future: Lol, Phil! Now we need another 20 Heywards and Werths an then Pence again to complete the cycle of lunacy. I too have Pence on my roster. He is turning into a fantasy stud even though he doesn’t lead in any categories. He does everything well. In this debate I would actually take Werth just because I like his supporting cast better than Heyward’s, hence more counting stats than J-Hey. Also, can’t stand seeing J-Hey in that ‘adjusted’ batting helmet. Good job by Phil Hughes, btw!

        Cheers,
        Ante

  22. KCC26 says:
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    What do you think is a reasonable ROS projection for T. Walker at this point?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @KCC26: A call-up in July, two starts producing a 4.50 ERA and 9K’s, another DL stint for six weeks and then a little 4-to-5 game curtain call in September.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KCC26: Two months of Zack Wheeler

  23. Sherm says:
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    Sideways and When Harry Met Sally in the same post. I must be livin’ right!

    Dropped Kiermaier yesterday for James Jones. Needs SBs and Everth is not being verthy speedy. Kiermaier had a total of 3 R and no other counting stats the past 11 games.

    This is the last time I am everth drafting a Padre.

    I cannot stand the idea of Brandon Crawford or Jonathan Villar over Everth, but that’s the reality. What say you, Grey plus other regular commenters?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Sherm: Have always wanted to make a short-film called “outways” about the growth of the microbrew industry and everyone’s beer belly. Sigh. I’d hold onto Cabrera.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Villar

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Mike: Ha Ha you love him…when is your birthday, im sending you a Villar T-Shirt.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Haha, yup!

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Sherm:grab Owings if he’s available

      • Sherm says:
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        @Bye Felicia: Good call, but not in my RCL. Guys are pretty quick on the trigger. Before anyone touted Dellin Betances I went to pick him up after that game where he K’d 5 Mets in two innings and he was gone. Something like 1.8% owned in ESPN leagues at the time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sherm: Nice…. Villar

      • Sherm says:
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        @Grey: thanks here’s hoping

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  24. Balmy Tundrastein says:
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    stubbs or de aza in 16 teamer? already have dickerson so stubbs is kinda protection when either are off that day (chances the other plays go up quite a bit). de aza is hot lately, but also platoons in a shitty part of a shitty lineup.

    • Balmy Tundrastein says:
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      @Balmy Tundrastein: doesn’t matter that these two might be platooned though, this is for bench/fill in spot (or stubbs at home if him). maybe platoon is WHY de aza is suddenly good.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Stubbs

  25. Joesh says:
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    Who to drop for Alex Wood?

    Chavez, Stroman, Bauer, Eovaldi

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Joesh: I’d drop all of them for Wood, but if I only had to pick one, I’m bailing on Bauer.

  26. Tanakatime says:
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    In non-keeper someone dropped wheeler. Only possible drop for me is taijuan walker. Go for it right?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Sure

  27. John Rubino says:
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    Always a pleasure to read!

    Would you trade:
    Bruce, Seager, Lawrie, Greinke for Altuve, Longo, Bailey?

    12 team 5×5 roto, Yahoo settings (1400 IP)
    I have Stanton, J-up, Gordon, K-Davis as my other OF’s and Stras, Tehran, Kazmir, Cashner, McHugh, Arrieta, and Wood as my other SP’s

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hold

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @John Rubino: I’d make that trade minus seager or lawrie.. Just saying I would….

  28. Red Barons says:
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    YES!!! A Charlie Manual faux-quote! This has made my day.

  29. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    Excellent write-up per usual. Fargo is awesome.

  30. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Re: Duffy

    Grey: ” Burp, bleh and vomitorium.”

    Yahoo: “He’s a must-own right now in standard fantasy leagues.”

    • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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      @Lincecuminmypants: Ha! Rotoworld also said the must-own status… I still picked him up for the hellavit

    • Hawk says:
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      @Lincecuminmypants:

      He’s a time bomb. Just have to know to get rid of it before it goes off.

      Even better, trade him while he’s hot and watch the bomb go off on someone else’s roster.

  31. theone says:
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    “David Phelps – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Okay, nice game from Phelps, but they could’ve had Buhner!”

    Jay Buhner??

    • nick the dick says:
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      @theone: yes jay buhner. Ken phelps, david phelps…perfect blurb

  32. Wake Up says:
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    “You’re right shoulder is flying open like them queer fruit flies at the Piggly Wiggly…now, don’t piss on your hands and think ’bout noodling…and let yur hips swing freer, like Billy Tim-Bob a’hamboning on the front porch…this guy that you’re facing tonight is greener than a bullfrog riding my John Deer through a pickle patch…”

  33. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    Marco Estrada in Coors. *head melts*

    • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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      @Chuckles Tiddlesworth: I’ll definitly be playing my Morneau and Dickerson against him, can you say Dong fest?… Whoa, whoa, whoa!

      • Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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        I have Dickerson and Rosario going, and of course benched Estrada after much pain this season. So odds are high Weiss won’t play Dickerson and/or Estrada throws a no-hitter.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @I Be Teheran It Up!: dong fest and nobody invited me?! Ill bring the hot dogs!

        • Bye Felicia says:
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          @nick the dick: I’ll “RELISH” this moment together! ;)

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Bye Felicia: ill also do a tossed salad just for you. Now we’re cookin with fire!

            • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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              @nick the dick: I’ll bring the Bunnnns!!!

  34. KB says:
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    Yesterday my hitters went a combined 3/34 – How is that possible? Is there a glossary term for that? I could hand pick the 9 worst hitters in MLB for my roster and just about guarantee they’d hit better than 3/34 in a night.

    • Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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      I’d bet just about every fantasy baseballer would tell you it’s happened to them at some point. I would.

      • KB says:
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        @Chuckles Tiddlesworth: I hear ya. Not the first time for me either. Still kinda shocks me every time though considering, in theory, a fantasy baseball team is made up of the upper-echelon hitters, or at least better than average hitters.

        • TheShelbySensation says:
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          @KB: I’ve got Miggy, Tulo, Rios, Altuve, Justin Upton and went 1/30 a few weeks back. It happens.

          • Balmy Tundrastein says:
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            @TheShelbySensation: keep playing, 3/34 ain’t the worst you’ll see.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @KB: Ummm my team.leads the league in Runs,Homers,Rbi’s but I have the worst BA .250 avg. So I go 3/40 on a every other night basis lmao

    • @KB: I hate those nights 2/40, 4/53 and so on, the blessing in disguise is your team is now due for a 23/51 type night with a half a dozen homers…

  35. DJ says:
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    Drop James Jones for De Aza??

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Eh

  36. Rondelio says:
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    Don’t you know jinxing other peoples fantasy players is bad karma? I can see Segura getting hit in the face with a bat again.

    1.) Anyway, should I add Arrieta for Yordvent? Yordano just hasn’t been very good since having a vulnar stress issue.
    2.) Add Melancon for Ozuna, or Yordano and don’t add Arrieta. I have Choo, Cespedes, Heyward, Melky, Betran in OF too.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold Ventura and Ozuna

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Rondelio: karma is ficticious. Jinxing on the other hand, dont you put that evil on me!!

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Rondelio: He hasnt? I thought he has 2 wins since coming off the DL?

    • @Rondelio: Ventura has been solid since coming off the DL, he just not get many strikeouts at the moment..

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: 3 W’s and QS’s in a row

  37. Wood says:
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    Billy Hamilton / Dee Gordon / Garret Richards for S. Castro / Puig / Ervin Santana

    I currently have Hamilton/Gordon … winning SB everyweek ha!

    12 team H2H 6×6

    Would you trade Hamilton or Gordon first?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Like the trade

      I’d trade Hamilton first…rather have the speed at MI and a more balanced player in OF

  38. JAL says:
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    Morning. Really “over” on my 1400 innings allotment and also behind in wins in my 12-team 5×5. Start Kluber v. DET today? Bench Kennedy at home v. Dodgers or no? Thanks all.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d start both.

  39. Cram It says:
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    Well I don’t know, if Heaney gave up a long homer to one of the worst hitters in baseball, David Wright, then anyone can take him deep! AMIRITE Grey?!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Cram It: you’re better than this Cram

      • Cram It says:
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        @J-FOH: I keed, of course. Now trade me Yelich goddammit.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Cram It: for what Dom Brown? thats a joke, never gonna happen until you are willing to give up something usable.

          • Cram It says:
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            @J-FOH: Pssh, What’s Yelich, a 12/20/.260 guy? That’s Gerardo Parra/Nate McClouthish. I wouldn’t trade Dom Brown anyway. How about an econo sized bag of Oberto beef jerky? It’s Teriyaki flavored!

          • Cram It says:
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            @J-FOH: I’ll just wait until you drop him. I found my own SAGNOF in the meantime.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Cram It: He’s on pace for a 90+ runs, 15 jacks, 30 steals. He’s what we always wanted A-Jax to be.

              • Cram It says:
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                @J-FOH: I disagree. No, no, no…I strongly disagree. Emphasis on strong topped off with cilantro. Mmmm cilantroooo.

  40. Bam says:
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    Should I drop Dickey or Heaney to pick up Wood? We keep 8 players so I doubt I would keep any of them, so decision is purely for ROS value

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Bam: Dickey

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Bam: I refuse to roster Dickey or Masterson so you have my opinion. I’d stream both, but refuse ton own either!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bam: Dickey

  41. Bob says:
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    Who’s the least offensive player ROS?
    Dominic Brown
    Denard Span
    Angel pagan

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Where’s Tehol? Brown!

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Mike: HAHA eff you Mike! I just grabbed Brown off waivers in a league! Why you putting that ju-ju on me man?

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @Bye Felicia:I picked up Brown last night after the lock. This morn dropped him for j.d. mart. I’d really like to see Brown get hot though.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Ju-ju sent ;)

          • Bye Felicia says:
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            @Mike: Well Tehole already jinxed him 1st half with the hype machine write up pre season, now you’ve ruined him 2nd half! Thanks ALOT!
            * quietly sneeks off to cry then drop Brown from all his rosters! HAHAHA

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Span

  42. Hi Grey, Mike, peeps: who is a better 1B/UTIL over the rest of the season between BButler and Kendrys?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Kendrys

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Mike: That rest of season is the part I don’t get Butler is good now ,while Kendrys needs at bats for timing .Kendrys might be better but how many o-fers can you take to get there.

        • @Toe Knee Arm Ass: It’s more for the UTIL slot and when my starting 1B (Rizzo) is off or faces a tough lefty. I’d rather wait on Kendrys if he’s going to give more production going forward.

  43. Thom says:
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    My Trout for his Sale and Stanton?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Sure

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Thom: id still want trout. Sorry, Stanton is awesome but he doesn’t run. Can u get Stanton another way?

      • Thom says:
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        @Bye Felicia: Probably can’t get Stanton without Trout. But I need all that Sale can offer. And streaming hasn’t been getting it done. 5X5 roto 12 team.

    • @Thom: It’s a league-changing trade for someone. But I’d do it.

      • John says:
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        @Enrique: As long as he doesnt need the 15sb ROS, this deal is a must!

        • Thom says:
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          @John:Thanks John. Looks like the ayes have it. I pulled the trigger. Currently tied for 2nd in SB and I picked up Owings off the wire just now for SB and I have E Cab on the bench if he ever decides that getting on base is part of his f**king job description.

  44. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning all,
    I had been kicking around Springer for Donaldson or Freeman, but I’ve decided to take a look at the next tier down. This league is a 16 team H2H redraft.

    I’m’ thinking maybe Adam Lind. I have an abundance of SPs, and Lind’s owner needs pitching.
    Question is, how would you value Lind in terms of a starting pitcher? Here is a list of my SPs I could move. Let me know if you think any of them is a fair offer for Lind straight. I’d like to move Chavez, but I’m not sure that gets it done.

    Gausman
    E. Santana
    J. Chavez
    T. Ross

    Thanks!

    P.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      I could also move Odorizzi, but i’m getting kinda attached to him…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Chavez or Odorizzi

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        Thx. That offer is reasonable, right? It’s not insulting to offer Chavez for Lind is what I mean?
        I can’t stand when guys send me silly offers and so I don’t wanna be that guy, ya know?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          No not insulting at all

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            Thx. In case you’re interested in my line of thinking:

            It’s fairly obvious in my opinion that Chavez is not going to have the stamina to pitch like this very deep into the season. Realistically how many more productive starts do you get out of him, 8 at the most? So rationally I always considered him first-half house money and not worth as well as he’s pitching in the trade market. Make sense?

            I guess it comes down to whether the other guy feels the same way.

            • Phil of the Future says:
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              Update. He accepted. I give Chavez, I get Lind. I have that terrible feeling that comes with doing your first trade of the season.

              Do you think it’s fair? Did I screw myself? I need a shower.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Sounds fine, pretty uneventful trade

  45. Steve D. says:
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    Joe Smith or Neil Ramirez?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ramirez

  46. Furious says:
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    I have Alex Gordon and Khris Davis rotating between my OF and Bench so looking to move one for a SP. My targets are Michael Wacha, Jon Lester, Dallas Keuchel, Tanner Roark, and Tim Hudson.

    How would you rank those targets?

    Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wacha, Lester

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Furious: you did. Maybe lester before wacha though.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Furious: I just traded Wacha for Davis yesterday …its fair

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: I got the Grey seal of approval…but i was getting Davis not trading him away

      • nick the dick says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: not my favorite trade although im not a khris fan. Prob cuz i dropped him when he was awful right before he got hot tho. I moved wacha and holliday for mccutchen a few weeks ago. Now thats how you take a dump and run!

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @nick the dick: the owners in my league arent that dumb

          • nick the dick says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: heard that. Obv a steal for me but it was before cutch got hot. Im just salty with khris. Generally speaking trading a good arm for a good bat is a win, wasnt trying to shit on ur trade or anything

  47. AMolnar says:
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    Jon Singleton for Dee Gordon? 12 team keeper league.

    I am winning in RBI’s and HR’s by a small margin but I am in 2nd last in SB’s.

    I am dumb on giving up Singleton or should I be buying into Gordon’s avg and SB’s for ROS? If I hold out on trading Singleton could I get more after the All-Star game?

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      get Dee

      • AMolnar says:
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        @Mike: Thanks Mike

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @AMolnar: I traded morse for Gordon last week. I rather have Dee than Singleton.

  48. Project Merkin says:
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    Hi Grey!

    Better option till Arenado returns (please return soon)

    Hold
    Asche
    Reynolds

    • Project Merkin says:
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      Oops, I meant Holt, as in Brock.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Project Merkin: Well it WAS Brock, but you might have missed his hot schmotatoness. Maybe catch Asche going.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Holt

  49. 740 says:
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    Sup guys. TGIF! 10team roto 5×5. Kennedy, Duffy, Hughes, Walker, Heaney…please rank for rest of season?

    thanks!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Kennedy, Hughes, Heaney/Walker

  50. 2000 Brain Cells ago says:
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    Please rank for ROS (as opposed to just short-term SAGNOF)

    Nathan, Mejia, Rondon

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      That’s the order I’d put them

  51. Corey says:
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    I dropped Joe Mauer. I think I’ll be okay as long as I block him from my newsfeed on facebook. (Related: my new profile pic is of me and Evan Gattis at the zoo! #nofilter #blessed)

  52. papasmurf says:
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    I hate Masterson. One bad start in the last 4: the only one on my team… I am the poster smurf for your note about him.

  53. Mike says:
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    Drop Frieri for Hahn?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Sure

  54. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    I need to drop two pitchers when Cole and Alex Wood are activated. I understand most of these guys are streamers anyway, but which two are you dropping?
    -Kuroda
    -Wheeler
    -Procello
    -Smyly
    -Colon
    -Jaime Garcia

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Colon, Kuroda/Garcia

  55. Dkohn says:
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    Gr~ey,

    Damn you look good in mustache, but I got questions…

    1) Would you drop any of these guys to activate Colby Rasmus from the DL?
    Josh Willingham
    Lonnie Gonnie Chisenhall
    Marcell OZUNA

    2) You curious as to why the Dodgers haven’t told us about the MRI on Crawford’s ankle? Did they use Waze to get to the MRI machine? If it’s serious you see any Joc jam lineup remixes in the near future?

    3) There’s not been nearly enough hatred for Jay Bruce. Dude was a 2nd rounder this year! This is more of a plea for you to wake him up with your magical witch powers than a question. Giancarlo will be fine, he needs some room to breathe, you’re stifling him!

    4) Also I know OZUNA is kinda your boy, but it’s crazy how frustrating he is with such solid numbers. You still drinking his kool-aid?

    5) I’ve been trying to trade Andrus for a while now, and can’t seem to make a match. If you were gonna trade for a pitcher, who is the first person that would pop into your head as a fair trade?

    Sorry for the excessive questions, but my team needs your help!

    Thanks,
    Grey

    P.S. Excited to finally learn who Grey Albright really is. I’m guessing something like Burt Reynolds, only manlier.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Dkohn: Nice! I’m picturing smokey & the bandit thanks to this write up! HAHAHA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dkohn: Thanks! Definitely Burt 1) I’d drop Rasmus 2)Yeah, not sure, prolly cause they don’t need him and will trade him for a random middle reliever in July 3) I hear ya 4)Yes 5) Cole

  56. Todd25 says:
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    Wheeler is on the #southbeachdiet, always stingey vs Miami.

  57. Bye Felicia says:
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    Where’s Malicious Phenom at today? Scared to show up after telling people to sit Wheeler vs Miami yesterday :-)

    • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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      @Bye Felicia: I still went ahead and started him. Wheeler loves it down in MIA

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @I Be Teheran It Up!: Yup, I wasn’t re dropping him. I had already planned on streaming him in 3 shallow leagues when I added him Mon

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Bye Felicia: look above.

  58. Pope says:
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    12 Team H2H, Std 5×5 Keeper (2)

    Drop any of these guys for Alex Wood?

    Singleton (Bench), Eovaldi, H. Rondon, T. Walker, Heaney, Roark

    Leaning Eovaldi, but his two start week next week makes me want to keep him… getting impatient with Walker too
    Singleton is just rotting on my bench, and NO ONE will bite on a trade (I was even shopping Frazier instead with a closer)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wood could be better than all of those arms. Rondon would be my pick to drop for him.

      • Pope says:
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        @Mike: You’re the man, Mike. Thanks

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          No problem

  59. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Give Votto, Frazier, JUpton to get Trout and Bautista?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Sure

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Bernie Brewer: absolutely would do that move!

  60. Splendid Sphincter says:
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    Which side, for ROS and next year, 5×5 standard H2H 10 team league

    Carlos Gomez (rd 10 keeper next year)
    or
    Paul Goldschmidt (rd 4 keeper next year)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Goldy. Nice value for Gpmez though.

  61. FuzzyD says:
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    Got offered Lawrie for Ike Davis…any thoughts? OBP league…

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @FuzzyD: sounds good to me

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yup, take Lawrie

  62. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Heaney or McHugh?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Heaney for upside, McHugh wasn’t even on anyone’s radar 2 months ago.. Regrettably I see a 5+ era is his future :-)

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Bye Felicia: neither was buehrle (which actually makes no sense since how does anyone suddenly get better in late 30’s), but keuchel/mchugh are young. i mean even arrieta (5 years or more into career) could be for real.

  63. Bye Felicia says:
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    It’s a red tide, Lester, this life of ours. The shit they make us eat day after day, the boss, the wife, etc, wearing us down, if you don’t stand up to it, let ‘em know you’re an ape, deep down where it counts, you’re just going to get washed away. Fargo “Malvo to Lester”

    That show is awesome by the way!

  64. Game of Throws says:
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    I have: Rondon, Mejia, Familia

    Drop anyone for Joe Smith?

    Thanks!

  65. Boomhower says:
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    Hey grey-

    So my team needs to bump up the batting average.

    I have Chris Davis and am wondering if trading for lil jose Altuve and V-mart is worth it. Think I could get that in return? Thoughts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Sure

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Boomhower: I think you’d be getting a free Altuve. League leading @ 2nd base Altuve! Kid is a stud. Watch out for the Stros in the next few years. They have a legit farm system, and are building a contender legitimate. NY YANKS…TAKE NOTES!!!

  66. Spring Blake says:
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    Dump Arcia (Bench bat) for JD Martinez, Dom Brown, or Steve Pearce?

    De Aza and Castelannos are also available

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Spring Blake: I think Brown’s about to Heat Up – Tehol-

    • Swagger Jackers says:
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      @Spring Blake: I just dumped Arcia for JD today.

      Arcia has been hot garbage lately.

  67. Mello Yello says:
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    It’s Friday and my team’s OBP is still higher than SLG?? AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ha

  68. Bunny says:
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    Please rank these SPs:

    Wood
    Heaney
    Archer
    Walker

    Thanks, friendo

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Bunny:
      Archer
      Wood
      Heaney
      Walker
      That’s how I’d rank em

  69. LaStellllaaaaaaa says:
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    Great article per usual. Need some advice regarding a trade. Myself and the guy I’m trading with are both Braves fans, but he’s putting a huge premium on Braves players.

    Here’s my situation: We’re trying to make a trade happen. I’m in desparate need of pitching, he is in need of hitting. He sent me a trade offer last night: Hanley and Adam Jones for Felix and Segura. I declined, but said I would take the trade if it was Hanley and Jones for Felix, J Hey and Alex Wood (who he picked up last night). He countered saying he was giving up too much and asked for Hanley, Jones, and Mike Minor for Felix, JHey, Verlander, and Wood. (I traded him Verlander right before he fell off the cliff).

    Would you take any of the three trades above?

    Note: I’ve been trying to deal Hanley all season bc i’m wanting to play alcides everyday.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @LaStellllaaaaaaa: I mean you’re obviously aware of the Verlander pitfalls, but this is kind of the deal you wanted…plus I’ll take Wood over Minor ROS

  70. Jose says:
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    I need RBI help, and another team needs speed help. I have Hosmer at 1B, and he’s willing to trade me Craig. Which of my OFs is/are fair trade for Allen Craig straight up? Ellsbury, Rios, Gardner, Polanco, CarGonzalez? Also, is a straight up trade better than me sending one of them + Hammel and asking for Craig + Gio back?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Jose: gardner , none of the others

  71. frederic kass says:
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    Offered Puig for Rizzo.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @frederic kass: absolutely! Do.it before they wake up from drinking last night!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Puig

  72. Phil says:
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    Pick one for the rest of the year. HAHN or McHugh ?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      McHugh

  73. J-MoneyIV says:
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    6×6 Roto (OPS, QS)

    Drop Eovaldi for Mchugh?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Sure

  74. Zar says:
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    So you don’t mind having multiple starters from the same team? How about two astos (keuchel and mchugh)?

    Drop frieri for mchugh? I’m 4th for saves and there aren’t many closer options out there. Unless I want mejia….

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Zar: Id hold frieri for now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zar: If the SPs are good, it doesn’t matter… Those two have been good… Hold Frieri

      • Zar says:
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        @Grey: aight, thanks grey and Felicia.

  75. Eric says:
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    Drop Kluber for Alex Wood?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      Don’t do that. You must have a different starter to drop. Who are your others?

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Eric: no

  76. booya says:
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    Please rank for ROS: 1) Aaron Hill, Wong, Gennett 2) Arcia, Castellanos, James Jones, JD Martinez

    Thanks

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @booya: Hill, Castellonos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @booya: Hill, Scooter…. Arcia, Jones, depends on needs

  77. KillebRews says:
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    12 tm roto keeper. In need of a 3B and in contention this year. Would you deal $20 Puig, $5 Gardner and $8 Soria for $47 Miggy, $24 Rios and $16 Kenley Jansen?

  78. Dan says:
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    Drop Frieri for Jake McGee?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  79. Derrick says:
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    Stream Santiago today against Texas?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m not

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Derrick: I’m not either….

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      FYI Santiago isn’t starting tonight. They pushed him back to I think Wednesday because of the rainout

  80. Bam says:
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    Drop Heaney for Arrieta?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Bam: errrr….why would u after one start? It’s.not like he was horrible!

      • Bam says:
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        @Bye Felicia: Nothing against Heaney, more just that he’s probably my worst SP and I’d have to drop someone if I really wanted Arrieta

        • Bye Felicia says:
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          @Bam: well it sounds like that’s a great problem to have! :-)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Prefer Heaney’s ballpark and division

  81. Bob says:
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    Wheeler, Eovaldi or Porcello ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wheeler

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Bob: Who effin knows? It could be any of them! LoL

  82. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 (OPS & QS) H2H, to counter all the SP/stream crazy teams I’ve been taking a hitting/SV/ratios approach with just a few SP (Bum/Gray/Cobb), Betances and Wade Davis, and 4-5 closers.

    But this week it’s close, and streaming might help. I only have 1 start left (Bum @ Ari, SON 14.5), my opponent has 5. We are tied in W, I’m down 1 QS and 0.08 WHIP, and up 7K and 2.09 ERA. Also tied in SB and down just a few pts in AVG.

    I have 5 moves left. Do I: A) stick with my approach, try to make up that WHIP deficit but concede W, QS and K and hope my bats come through in either SB or AVG (maybe pick up EY Jr, J Jones or Eaton to help there); or B) drop RPs–Belisario, Davis, McGee, Betances–for streamers like Hendriks @ CIN today (SON gave Dickey 8.9), Odorizzi v HOU tomorrow (15.3), McCarthy v SF tomorrow (10.7) and/or Stroman @ CIN Sunday (11.6)? I expect all of those streamers to be gone by tonight.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: list his 5 starters and ill have a better idea what id do in that spot…

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Bye Felicia: Strasburg, Latos, Kennedy, Weaver, Lohse–a mixed bag.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: also, I never concede cats. I’ll always play to win, if that means streaming then so be it. I use all my starts in H2H if I need to!

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: also need to know has hev used all of his moves? Will he counter you making streamer moves? There’s factors that come into play here HA

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Bye Felicia: Nope. He rarely uses moves, esp. on SP. He just carries 10 on his roster. After the guys I note above, pickins get slim (for example, there are 6 of today’s starters available–Hendriks, Bergman and a bunch of dudes with 5+ ERA, 1.50+ WHIP. I’m fine with him grabbing those guys).

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: alright then…get ahold of me later buddy…….. Odorizzi is a definite “Yes” vs HOU

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: I hope you used Odrizzi vs the Astros last night? 7 innings O er 10 K’s @ got the win!

  83. blindnuts says:
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    Sale or Yu Darvish ROS?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @blindnuts: Darvish

  84. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Would you recommend grabbing joe smith over Balfour or hold?

  85. blindnuts says:
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    How would you rank the following pitchers?

    Anibal Sanchez
    Iwakuma
    Roark
    Tyson Ross

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @blindnuts: You already ranked them….

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d put Ross ahead of Roark

  86. Bubba says:
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    Drop Adam Eaton for Odor?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Nah

  87. Tokyofantasy says:
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    Hello Grey and Razzball nation,

    Let me ask you another SP question…

    Wood, Arrieta or Walker worth it to drop Bailey? He is really frustrating to own this year… If they are, what’s their ROS outlook in order for redraft league?

    And here is something from my side to give you back the help I’ve been receiving for free.

    Kenta Maeda is slated to be the next SP to defect from Japan, but the next big thing like Yu or Tanaka is “Fastball Prince,” Shohei Otani who has strange hobby of playing RF when he is not pitching. He is still raw, but his fastball occasionally hits 100mph.
    http://goo.gl/aJXPJi

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hold Bailey. Find another way to grab Wood (ha)

      Thanks for that info!

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Mike: I seem to find wood in my shorts every morning? Weird, considering that it’s usually only found whenever looking thru the glory hole in my bathroom wall

        • Tokyofantasy says:
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          @Bye Felicia:
          LOL thx guys!

  88. Teddy Heater says:
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    Abreu for Freeman & Ventura

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Abreu

  89. George Zip says:
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    JD Martinez going to lose playing time after Sunday when Hunter returns?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      JD will play over Davis would be my guess

  90. Was thinking to drop Jaime Garcia after his start today and streaming Stroman (@CIN), Milone (vs BOS) or Roark (vs AtL). The stream-o-nator has Stroman @ 9, Milone @ 10, Roark @ 16, & Niese @ 19. You buying that order? Which should I stream on Sunday? Also, Wacha is at 4, but Martinez is pitching Sunday. Where does he fit in the order? Not stretched out enough to stream? Would like to at least be able to attain a Quality Start. Thanks!

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @madden_curser: you’re asking a lot…even from a super cpu of SONS caliber! :-)

  91. Drop Balfour for Smith?

    Both seem like rough options at this point…but vulture be vulturin’…..

  92. Bob says:
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    6×6 walks league, I’ve got Frazier, Asche and Abreu for the hot corners and could use a boost at avg and sb. Trade Ryan zim to get Altuve?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Bob: sure…

  93. Bye Felicia says:
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    It’s been fun Razzballers. I’ve made my contribution for today, unfortunately I have to get to work and preform for my crappy boss! Yes…I’m a rodeo clown! Good Luck today in fbb land and may all your pitchers throw no-no’s and all of you’re hitters balls be long! :-)
    PS Malicious Phenom- Wheels tossed a complete game shutout last night! ;)

  94. DP says:
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    Drop Eovo for Hahn?

    Also, whenever I see his name I hear the ying yang bros saying it, Haaaaaaaaaaaaaahn

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hold

  95. Rondelio says:
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    Are we starting Kluber vs. Detroit today?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      Yes sir

  96. Domo Arenado, Mr. Roboto says:
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    For next week, who do you start?:
    Keuchel DET ($-0.1)
    Hughes @TEX ($-3.o)

    Hughes has been prettay, prettay good against some tough lineups recently, so I’m leaning his way. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop on both of these guys, though.

      • GG says:
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        @GG: disregard that, strange my new post was tagged in your comment.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Can’t start both? Keuchel

      • Domo Arenado, Mr. Roboto says:
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        @Mike: Thanks!
        It’s a weekly transaction league, and I have one spot left for starters after Strasburg, Teheran, JZimm, Cashner, Arrieta, and Gausman. SON thinks highly of Arrieta ($9.9) and Gausman ($10.4) next week, but would you start Keuchel and/or Hughes over either of them?

  97. Abdoozy says:
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    Fargo is the bomb.. I hope they make a prequel series. I’d like to know how the hell Malvo became Malvo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Abdoozy: Agreed, I think that’s where it’s going…

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey: I liked how they wrapped up the story and didn’t leave it hanging for the next season. the only thing I disliked was the Saul from breaking bad character what a tool plus you can only think of him as Saul.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’ll be able to see him as Saul again… They’re doing a spinoff on his character… Will be on in fall…

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @Grey: really I don’t like the sounds of that! have you ever tried to watch that show Legit? it has some good laughs.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, never seen it… I haven’t watched TV comedy in a while… Never even saw 30 Rock…

              • frankgrimes says:
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                @Grey:
                hmmm interesting lol
                check out Peep Show funny British comedy series
                course you could go real old school and watch
                are you being served? hehe

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Is that the one with Wilmer and Yo Mama jokes?

  98. Jon says:
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    Sit/start:

    Porcello @ CLE (SON $2.3)
    Kuroda vs BAL (SON $9.7)

    I’m not confident in either pitcher right now…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Neither is a must start. Sit if you can afford to.

  99. Jack says:
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    We gonna see Jimmy Nelson after the home run derby tonight at Coors?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Possibly…Disgraceful List is calling for Estrada

  100. Bunny says:
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    Pick up Wood dropping who?

    Qualls
    Roark
    Heaney

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Qualls

  101. Jc says:
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    Wood or Heaney?

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @Jc: And if I can tag on, Wood or Wheeler?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wood for both

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Mike: Thanks.

        Wheeler over Eovaldi?

          • Hal Incandenza says:
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            Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

          • Hal Incandenza says:
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            @Grey: Would you drop Bauer before Eovaldi? Sorry for the follow-up!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

  102. Dave says:
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    Good Morning Grey,
    ROS: A Wood or T Walker?
    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Prefer Wood

  103. greg says:
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    6×6 h2h dynasty league. Would you trade altuve for mesoraco and Gryoko. My starting catcher is yan gomes. And I would slide beckham into 2b until jedd is healthy

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Altuve

  104. gareth says:
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    Here’s “Ernesto” in the 9th inning yesterday:

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

    I was at the game, and when Pujols drove in those two runs it looked over (credit where its due – it was a nice piece of hitting by Albert).

    With a 2 run lead, no sign of a closer but a random reliever with a beard that makes him look like a vintage GI Joe.

    http://m.mlb.com/player/592135/cam-bedrosian

    The Indians have been terrible with RISP this year so I still though the Indians would find a way to lose, even with bedrosian struggling.

    Enter Frieri. Exit baseball.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Crazy

      • Steve says:
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        @Mike: That clip was hilarious

  105. Hans says:
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    Squad of Sanchez, Teheran, Bailey, Fister and Wilson..drop any for Wood?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Not really

  106. rollieblaster says:
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    Belasario can’t throw a clean inning but he can get saves. Smith can throw clean innings but they might not give him the ball in the 9th.

    belasario or smith?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Belisario

  107. Tehol Beddict says:
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    HAHAHAHAGAHAHGAAHHAAHHA GREATEST TITAN EVER

  108. GG says:
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    Cutch for Bautista and Tanaka?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Sure

  109. gareth says:
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    G3!

  110. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    Drop Jimmy Nelson as a stash and pick up Hahn?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Sounds good. Still not really clear what they will do with Nelson

  111. Fish says:
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    Which side of this trade do you like better for a H2H Yahoo with k/9, QS and hits, OPS?

    Rajai, king of SAGNOF and Sonny Gray

    Chapman/Zobrist

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Zobrist side (sorry Rajai)

  112. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Did anyone see the odd play in the 4th in in the Tor-NYY game. Navarro popped up E5 on first gets bumped by Texiera , E5 gets called out . Texiera catches the ball ,yet the umps award Navarro first on a fielders choice. Strange play you should watch the replay. Nice write again Grey.

  113. J-Money says:
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    We starting Hisashi today in KC? SON says no but my body, my body…….

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha it’s hard to argue with SON…I’m contemplating starting Elias so I guess I can’t tell you to sit Iwakuma

      • J-Money says:
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        @Mike: Its pretty surprising how the beast churns out its numbers. Hisashi has been pitching well, I mean I know KC has been hot and moobs has been lathering that sweet, tangy bbq sauce all over his bat but a $2 value? Yet Kluber, who’s been cold-er and a little more wild against a potentially potent Detroit lineup has a value of $13? I know he’s at home but…in SON we trust?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Money: I wouldn’t ever sit him

  114. Big League Choo says:
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    I dropped gattis for gomes when he had a hamstring or quad injury near the end of may…..since then his OBP is .446 and his OPS is 1.200, now theres talk he could replace Upton in the OF FMFBBL! At least i have Gregory Polanco.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      Dude. Love the username

      • Big League Choo says:
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        @Phil of the Future: Thanks was my team name last yr, had to change it though as i traded him away this yr and last yr….thinking i might pick up some grape big league CHOO for my softball tourney tmrw

  115. The Big Dickerson says:
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    To My Dearest The Big Dickerson,

    I hope this letter finds you well. Thank you for writing me — your thoughts and kind words have lifted my spirits as I am now feeling much stronger and ready for a potential return tomorrow.

    You believed in me when the world said “no” to trading Freddie Freeman for myself and Joe Mauer. I don’t know what’s wrong with Mauer, but looks like you’re stuck with him… And Hosmer, who was riding your bench until you traded Freeman away.. Any day now Hosmer!

    But I digress. I will be back in your fake baseball team’s arms hopefully this weekend. I have missed kicking ass hitting 3rd for a surprisingly strong Indians offense.

    Until tomorrow, my love.

    Love Always,
    Michael Brantley

  116. Flunkie says:
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    Odorizzi or Vargas tomorrow

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @Flunkie: Matchups?

  117. Nightpandas says:
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    Have an open spot with 12 moves left….
    15 team keeper

    Need steals but already have 2 bench bats (Jennings and R Zimm)

    Could also use more pitching – QS and strikeouts specifically

    Available:
    Ever cab
    Villar
    Aoki

    Porcello
    Hahn
    Morton

  118. booya says:
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    Trade either McHugh or Heaney for either Rodney or Janssen? K/9 league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @booya: Sure…McHugh for either

  119. sniff test says:
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    Do you like Heaney or Wood better than Santana?

  120. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Sonny Gray, Springer and Singleton for Teheran and Pujols in a H2H points league?

  121. JWray says:
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    Would you take Ozuna or Pence..????

  122. Whirlaway says:
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    Good post! Sounds like I gotta check out Fargo. In a 12 team h2h QS, k/9 league

    Trade my Teheran+Soria for one of Scherzer, Strasburg or Bum?

      • Whirlaway says:
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        @Grey: Nice, Thank You. Please identify any of the following guys you would NOT trade Teheran+Soria for? Stras, Bum, Yu, Tanaka, Price, Sale, Kershaw

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sale

  123. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: I would like to get Dominic Brown right now while his value is still rather low from a team that needs pitching. Which SP should I offer for him?

    Beckett
    Cobb
    Fister
    Scherzer
    Teheran
    Grienke
    Gausman
    J. Garcia
    C. Anderson
    Wily Peralta

  124. raf says:
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    Drop Beckett, Heaney, or Walker for Wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  125. Andrew says:
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    Best options?

    Morton at Cubs ($4)
    Dice-K at Marlins ($2.5)
    Porcello at Indians ($2.3)
    Alvarez home vs Mets ($8)
    Kluber home vs Tigers ($13)

    Need W and ERA, K’s already won this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, Alvarez

  126. Beastman says:
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    David DeMuhammad–sleeper (cell) option for next year!

    Pick a side for a 16 team keeper league where pitching depth is king (there are no SPs available in the free agency pool and prospects typically get added weeks before call-ups):

    I get Shelby Miller ($9), Wheeler ($12), Kendrick ($4)

    I give Nolasco ($5), Arenado ($5), Neil Walker ($3)

    Each of these guys could be kept next year ($310 cap). Arenado obviously the best offensive player but he’ll be riding the bench even when he returns due to Frazier at 3B and Springer at utility. Shelby and Wheeler are admittedly inconsistent, although again, depth is key.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…. I don’t like the trade

  127. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. bruce/heyward for a. jones? which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  128. SMLV1 says:
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    Unfortunately with the pitcher change for LAA, I must ask again….BENCH 2.

    (21) Polanco @CHC facing E. Jackson
    (26) Rizzo @Home facing Morton
    (128) Rios @LAA facing G. Richards
    (149) Choo @LAA facing G. Richards
    (151) Springer @TB facing Price (Lefty)
    (200) Moss @Home facing Doubront (Lefty)

    Yesterday you said to Bench Springer and Choo any changes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go same two

  129. The fan says:
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    Hey grey! Awesome postings!

    Trade scenario question. I have a lot of depth at OF, we start 4 & this is who I have- Matt Holliday, Hunter pence, Michael Brantley , george springer & I have polanco at utility & jay Bruce on bench & Bryce Harper on DL Would you look to package one of my OF’ers & maybe mad bum or cueto to improve somewhere? Or just either mad bum , cueto or one of the OF’ers straight up for someone?

    Not sure which way / Type of player you’d recommend going after but here’s rest of team

    C- gattis

    1b- goldy

    2b- been platooning between pedroia & Dee Gordon this week I’m benching pedroia & starting Gordon

    3b- David wright

    SS- Alexei Ramirez

    IF- Joey votto

    You know the OF

    DH- Adam Dunn

    Utility mentioned above

    Bench- Carlos Santana & pedroia , Along a/ Bruce & Harper

    SP- Strasberg

    SP- tanaka

    SP- cueto

    RP- keuchel

    RP- Roark

    Bench- mad bum & lackey

    Thing is, which is too bad nobody in the league are traders. I can try but I doubt I’d get bites.

    — 10 team/ redraft / h2h pts/ weekly lock

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Trade Bruce and Pence for the best hitter you can get and get rid of Dunn…

  130. Brent says:
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    Would you trade Tim Hudson for Coco Crisp. 15 team league and I feel like its time to bail on Hudson sooner rather than later.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  131. Nico

    XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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    Hey Grey, still working on some trades today. Cano owner backing out, looking at Hanley.

    10 team 6×5 in last place

    I have Segura at SS, and Jones/Springer/Gordon/Bruce/Marte in OF/UTIL. Looking to get Hanley/Alex Wood for Segura/OF or UTIL. Trading one of these OF/UTIL guys opens up a spot for A-Gon, and I pretty much need every offensive category besides steals (but I’m not far off the pace on any of them). Who would you choose for that second player for it to be fair deal? Was thinking of Springer bc of unknown RoS, but I’m worried I might be giving too much. Wood would (sorry for stuttering) go right in my lineup.

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like this trade

      • Nico

        XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Would any of those OF’s hit the mark? Marte? Or is it just Hanley in general you’re not a fan of?

        • Grey

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          Marte, sure

          • Nico

            XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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            @Grey: Thanks much. Enjoy the weekend!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You too!

  132. frederic kass says:
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    Have to drop either Rajai D or Revere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai

  133. Alan says:
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    Drop Butler or Rajai when yelich goes off DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Butler, depends on needs

  134. SMLV1 says:
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    Melancon officially the Closer for Pirates.

  135. Tim says:
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    Great writeup.

    I’m in a 14-team salary cap keeper league, with 10 pitchers (no bench). With Grilli now out as closer, is it worth picking up one of these guys off waivers: Axford, Familia, N Ramirez? Or do I hold him, hoping that his demotion really is temporary? Or do I maybe grab another SP (Duffy, Elias, WY Chen, Smyly, Morton) since I also have Kimbrel/Hawkins as closers (although not sure when Hawkins’ string runs out)…..

    Another owner has Melancon…..

    Thanks!
    T

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramirez

  136. frederic kass says:
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    Pick up Benoit or J McGee? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McGee

  137. Mike says:
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    Please rank ROS
    Mourneau,Hosmer,David wright
    Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wright, Hosmer

  138. John says:
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    Same damn question lol few diff names. Rank Minor Wood Keuchel Walker ROS…thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor, Keuchel

  139. frederic kass says:
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    ROS, rank order: Hamels, Lester, Hughes, Kazmir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester, Hamels

  140. Frank D. says:
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    Rank em ROS, T. Walker, A. Wood, Stroman, McHugh, Niese, Roark, Arrieta and Hutchison.

    I know you cant rank em all, can I get the top 3 or 4?

    • Grey

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      Wood, Niese, Roark

  141. MR.T says:
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    start or sit Latos today against the bluejays?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

      • MR.T says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey!

        • Grey

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          No problem

  142. nick the dick says:
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    Should i be dropping or holding grilli now? 12 team h2h and i only have him and cishek. Could go grab bellisario or smith but im not big on holding a guy who might never get the job back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Belisario

  143. herschel says:
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    @Grey: $250 FAAB…how much to spend on melancon where i could use a closer (currently have soria and allen)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $41

  144. Grey

    Grey says:
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    • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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      @Grey: Grey quick question! I was offered Bryce Harper for my Iwakuma and Arrieta, should I pull the trigger?
      OFs: Pence, Craig, Morse, Gordon
      SP: Kersh, king Felix, Teheran, Wheeler, Gausman, Eovaldi, Heaney

  145. Pager24 says:
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    which side do you like better?

    Scherzer & C. Janssen for Ozuna Cole & Keuchle

    Thanks!

  146. John says:
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    Most useful fantasy arm this year WOOD or Heaney…who will be pitching in September?

  147. Matt says:
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    Rank for ROS: Alex Wood, Ervin Santana, Matt Cain, Phil Hughes

  148. These SP’s are availbe in my roto league..I can stream 3, you like any of these guys:

    H Alvarez
    Haren
    I Kennedy
    Morton
    Hi Me Garcia
    Kuroda..

    thanks, and enjoy your weekend dude..

  149. Grey

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  150. Bob says:
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    Was offered Adrian Gonzalez for either James Shields or Jordan Zimmerman. Hold or take one of the offers?

  151. Grey

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  152. frederic kass says:
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    Would you trade Rizzo for Hamels and Lester?

  153. Grey

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  154. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Hey Grey,
    What do you think of Kemp for Soria? My OF is stacked and Kemp is on the outside looking in. Also, Willingham, Crisp, and Arcia are all available somehow, so it’s not a huge downgrade for the 5th OF. I just lost Grilli, so I can use the saves. Seems fair, except SAGNOF and all.
    Thanks!

  155. Grey

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  156. booya says:
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    Joe Smith or Jacob McGee ROS?

  157. Grey

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  158. Boomtown says:
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    Grey, what say you here about G. Springer having his ups and downs as expected, but 1 SB? All this 30/30 talk early this year has me wondering a little? Are the Astros keeping that much reign on him? What gives? Will I ever see another SB from him in 2014…………

    • Grey

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      He’s striking out a lot…

      • Boomtown says:
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        Hah. Point taken. didn’t realize until just now he’s giving his team-mate C. Carter a run for his money. 37% K rate is atrocious but I’d still like to see him turned loose a little bit more.

        • Grey

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          Yup

  159. Jake from State Farm says:
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    Time to start trusting the eraser?

    • Jake from State Farm says:
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      @Jake from State Farm: has his stuff come back or just shitty opponents??

  160. Lemmingness says:
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    Weekly points league,
    Between Cain, Leake, Hutchison, Pomeranz, and Liriano, which three would you drop first? (I have a DL spot for one of Pomeranz/Liriano)

  161. pull the trigger?? says:
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    5×5 keeper ($260) —
    can only keep FOUR. In first ,(tied). Want to win NOW . I give up Springer $5 Arenando $13 eovaldi $5 —all next years salaries–I get Kipnis Goldschmidt Soria ( all non keepers). Should I ask for more or is that unreasonable looking at this trade.

    • Grey

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      I’d take Goldy side

  162. Zeus says:
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    CJ Cron is now getting regular ABs at DH with youngster Ibanez released. Has a HR in back to back games.

    Worth owning in standard or still a deep league play?

    And Cron or Singleton for OBP league?

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