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Evan Longoria is out for 6 to 8 weeks.  Let’s look on the bright side.  According to our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater, Longoria has been less valuable than Encarnacion and Aviles at 3rd base.  On the less bright side, those guys have been really, really good.  Okay, that bright side argument didn’t play out so well.  Let’s try again.  On the bright side, I told everyone to draft Longoria and drafted him myself, so you can point at me and say how screwed I am.  On the less bright side, if you’re reading this, there’s a chance you listened to me and drafted Longoria too.  Okay, last try.  In the 6 weeks he will miss, Longoria would’ve gave you around 8 homers and 30 RBIs with a .300 average.  You can get that off waivers from Pedro Alvarez or Chris Davis (if all those coins I just dumped into a wishing well mean anything).  Did I just try to convince myself that Pedro Alvarez was going to give me the same stats as Longoria?  Wow, glad I haven’t convinced myself anything dangerous like I can fly or I can heal Longoria’s torn hammy by kidnapping him and taking him to St. Petersburg where they filmed Cocoon.  Though I guess taking him to St. Pete couldn’t hurt… Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Matt Moore – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Pull your arms inside, I’m closing the window to buy low on Moore.

Matt Joyce – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Every year he’s a beast before the All-Star break.  Will someone remind me next February to place Joyce in my top 100 overall?  It sounds like crazy talk, but think about this.  You draft Joyce in the top 100, then someone will underperform on your team when the season starts (Stanton, McCutchen, do I have to continue with the names?) so you trade the underachiever for a different piece and play Joyce.  Then you’ll be winning your league and people will be like how is this schmohawk winning when he took Joyce in the 8th round?

Nolan Reimold – Will miss a few days with a bulging disk — no, that’s not like when you tried to jam a CD into your radio and one was already there.  Reimold says he will be back in a few days, which is pretty much what he’s said for the last week, so he also has a broken record.

Brian Matusz – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  2nd consecutive solid start from Matusz…And his WHIP is still 1.70.  Ma nish ta no thank you as I pass over him.

Chris Davis – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 5th homer.  See, he’s totally as good as Longoria!  (Or I’m taking my fountain coins back.  All of them Mouth-style.)

J.J. Hardy – 1-for-5 with his 4th homer as he bats .185, which is my weight soaking wet, holding a 20 pound bottle of mayonnaise.

Shin-Soo Choo – Yesterday, Rudy said over IM that he thought they were going to designate for assignment Choo.  Then I remembered his keyboard N doesn’t work.  He meant Chone with an E typo and no N.  Though, DFA’ing Choo didn’t sound as crazy as it should have.  With that said, Choo sat out again yesterday with a tight hamstring and hasn’t played in a week.  If Choo’s hamstrings wrote for Razzball, you’d get a roundup every other week.

Jordan Schafer – Out with an oblique strain.  Just thinking about how weird words are that start with oh-bee.  Oblique, oblong, OB-GYN.  Eh, maybe it’s just me.

Jed Lowrie – 1-for-2 with his 2nd homer in three games.  When Lowrie gets hot, he gets hot schmotato hot, and when he gets cold, it’s because he’s injured.  WHO!  (While Healthy Own.)

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-4, I was thinking that his 1-for-3 on Monday might’ve been a sign, but yesterday’s telling me he’s alive.  If an impatient owner dropped him, grab him immediately.  AuShizz is on!

Krispie Young – Took 35 swings yesterday.  Just give me three of your best and get on the field!  Ah fanabla, he’s not due back for a few weeks still.

Trevor Cahill – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  His ERA is now at 3.13.  Aren’t you glad you panicked after his last start?

Jarrod Dyson – 2-for-4, 2 runs out of the leadoff spot.  He also got a steal on Sunday.  If you need steals, I could see grabbing him, but once Cain returns (soon) I’m not sure Dyson will play.  Or maybe I’m just not picking up Dyson because I’m chicken.

Jeff Francoeur – 3-for-4, maybe Frenchy is finally coming out of his season long slump.  If he is, could he bring Hosmer with him?  Thank you.

Rick Porcello – 8 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, lowering his ERA to 5.64, and raising his “How many times will someone ask in the comments if they should pick up Porcello” quotient to 6.89.

Mike Carp – Activated from the DL.  94% (no math done) of the outfielders on waivers are the Alex Presley type, which leaves only 17% (still no math) of the outfielders giving power.  So if you’re in the lesser quarter percentile (throwing math out the window at this point), I’d grab Carp, or Crap if you’re kinda dyslexic.

Jesus Montero – 4-for-4 with no runs, RBIs or steals.  The Charley Lau Special!

Michael Saunders – 1-for-4 with his 4th home run.  We actually go over Saunders later on today in the podcast.  You can hardly wait!  No, you!

Jason Kipnis – 3-for-4 with a SB.  Now has his AVG up to .280 with 3 HR and 5 SB – good for top 5 in the Player Rater for 2B.  We are Kipnissing history.

Ryan Zimmerman – Says he’s going to return on Sunday.  I’ll file that under “I’ll believe it when I see it.”  It’s filed right after, “If there was celery ice cream, I could eat all I want and still lose calories.”

Bryce Harper – Jumped into a pickup softball game yesterday in Washington.  Softball when you’re not old enough to drink?  That sounds terrible!  Somewhere, Matt Stairs is nodding his head yes.

Jose Iglesias – Recalled by the Red Sox to provide depth as Youuuuuuuuk nurses his big-baby-itis.  Iglesias is a good pick up if your league has a Web Gem category.

Gordon Beckham – 3-for-4 including his 1st HR of the year.  One more of those and someone’s gonna have a big boy average (.200+).

Yadier Molina – 2-for-5 with 3 runs and 2 SBs.  Other catchers are having great years but Yadier is #1 on the player rater for catchers and it’s not that close.  He must’ve kept some of Pujols’s mojo.

Cory Luebke- Will be skipped with a sore elbow.   As frequent commenter, royce! said, “With Luebke being hurt, the Padres get to show off their minor league depth and call up… Jeff Suppan?  I’m thinking a sad trombone would work here, but a “trombone being kicked in the nuts” would be more appropriate.”

Jonny Venters – 2/3 IP, 2 ER as he blew Beachy’s quality start (7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks).  Fredi Gonzalez said Venters’s punishment is having to throw another 120 games in a row.

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-3 with his 9th home run.  Okay, but Stanton has 10 RBIs, so there!

Kelly Johnson – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer.  I’ll be honest, I don’t know what every player is currently doing.  Johnson was one of those I wasn’t sure about.  So someone asked if they should drop him the other day and I looked at his stats.  This guy you want to drop?  I’d give you Cano’s stats for Kelly Johnson’s stats right now.  Actually, I’ll give you Longoria, Cano and Stanton’s stats if you want them.  Kelly Johnson has more RBIs than Bautista right now.  Oh, and I like Aaron Hill right now too.  Danny Espinosa, not so much.  He looks like the turd that my ex-girlfriend put in my bed in college.  A story you can read all about in my e-book!

Adam Lind – 0-for-4 with one homer on the year as he bats .203.  This ship sailed and then sunk.

Jemile Weeks – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th steal.  Holding the mirror to his nose, and it faintly fogs up.

Grant Balfour – 1/3 IP, 2 ER and his fifth earned run in his last two appearances.  As the closerousel turns… I’d grab Ryan Cook only because I think Brian Fuentes is bad at, ya know, pitching.

Jarrod Parker – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks in Fenway.  Sonavabench!

Pedro Alvarez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Only 7 more homers and 27 more RBIs and you will have admirably filled in for Longoria.

Jose Tabata – 1-for-4 with his 1st homer.  He’s also batting over .350 in the last week.  Hey, Tah-bah-ta, Tah-bah-ta, Tah-bah-ta, swing, Tah-bah-ta!

Ubaldo Jimenez – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER– Well, whatever.  You can’t own him anywhere.  Take him and Chacin, give them two Entertainment.com coupons to Souplantation and hope they get food poisoning.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4 with his 2nd homer to keep pace with A.J. Ellis.

Heath Bell – Threw the perfect inning for the save, and the closer leash goes out a hair, but remember it’s retractable.

Jerome Williams – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks as he threw a shutout vs. Minnesota.  Nothing gives pitchers the O face like facing Twins.

Torii Hunter – 2-for-2 with his 2nd homer in as many games, equaling the I’s he dots.

Albert Pujols – 0-for-4.  Now being outhomered by Dee Gordon.  Though Dee Gordon’s homer came off his head as Matt Kemp was swinging him.

Peter Bourjos – Benched for the 4th time in 5 games by the Sciosciapath who has decided not to play a struggling prospect with awesome defense in favor of Vernon Wells.  Peter, welcome to the Doghouse That Napoli built.  The Sciosciapath is going at this all wrong.  He should try to one-up his student, Joe “Infield Shift” Maddon, by playing a two man outfield of Bourjos and Trout and then play five infielders.  “Hey, Maicer, you always wondered what UTIL meant?  It means U stand behind second base ‘TIL I tell you to come back to the dugout.”

Mat Gamel – Left yesterday’s game after running into a fence.  This gives me a great idea.  Baseball stadiums should have no fences.  Only players should wear electric shock collars, so when they get to a certain point in foul territory they’re shocked. Problem solved!

  1. Virinder says:
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    Is Lind really done-zo?? What are your adjusted projections for him?? Would it be alright if I tried moving him in a trade for Krispie Young?? Or is that trading nothing for nothing??

    Also, I rolled with Milone yesterday, and benched Parker today….typical….

    • stumanji says:
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      @Virinder, Krispie is nothing? Krispie was downright Kemp-ian before his injury and will be back in a few weeks. You’re not getting him for Lind because Lind, you know, stinks.

      • Virinder says:
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        @stumanji, Coming off a shoulder injury…..Young’s power may be zapped…..cust kayin’

        • chata says:
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          @Virinder,

          that , and he’s a life-time .240 hitter .

          • beardcrabs says:
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            @chata, a .240 hitter who has 30/30 potential with a wonky shoulder who made adjustments to his swing (with HELLA D) is way better than a healthy schmo…

  2. imhi says:
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    Am I the only one who read that Youuuuuuuk quip as “…nurses his big-baby-tits”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @imhi, HA!

  3. chris says:
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    Goldschmidt or Boesch?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @chris, Boesch

  4. Random Collmenter says:
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    Drop laroche for pedro alvarez for my utility slot?

    Felipe Paulino is avail in my AL league. Drop hector Santiago, Balfour, Cordero, or bourjos for him?

    Thanks. I’ll try to make my questions even more obscure next time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Random Collmenter, Sure… I’d hold…

  5. Grey

    After painfully watching another horrible Ubaldo start, I think I’ve seen enough. I’m considering an outright drop in my 14 team mixed league, non keeper, 6×6 with holds and ops…or at a minimum, series benching till he gets right.

    Can you talk me off the ledge? Usually, not a big advocate of AL pitching to begin with nor bailing on a SP this early in the season, but coupled with the fact his velocity is down, walks are up doesnt make me feel warm and cozy. Think hes walked like 20 batters already, telling me Command is shoddy at best. I think his best days may be behind him. Granted the IF didn’t do him any favors tonight (nor did the firework smoke) but he’s still elevating his fastball and not getting enough bite on his slider, in my opinion.

    Could also hold Ubaldo and dump a MR.

    Replacement options include:
    Capuano – whose k/9 rate I’m liking (along with his home park)
    Stauffer – who I would likely spot start at home (he’s on a rehab assignment and seems to be getting close)
    Zambrano – don’t really trust at all, but like the way Miami is playing as a pitchers park

    Any of those options strike your fancy? Leaning Capuano. Just wanted your take…We start 12 pitchers weekly.

    Rest of my staff includes:
    SP – Gio, Garza, Scherzer, Minor, Detwiler, Volquez, Norris, Duffy, Bauer,
    RP – Chapman, Jansen, Romo, Burnett, O’flaherty

    Gracias…

    • Fuij (Fausto or Roberto? RCL) says:
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      @El Burro, I have Stauffer stashed on my team and I am a curse to all pitchers so I would avoid Stauffer.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Fuij (Fausto or Roberto? RCL), Capuano

        • @Grey, Ditched Ubaldo for Capuano. I slept on it overnight, made the move. All aboard

  6. JashFath says:
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    185 is my weight if I removed a 20 pound jar of mayo. Thanks Grey, I will go force myself to vomit now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JashFath, HA!

  7. AJ says:
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    Davis and Alvarez may replace Longo’s power. But each is going to hit ~.220.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AJ, Prolly

  8. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    8 team 6×6 h2h with limited moves. I’ve won hr and rbi every week thus far but lost all other offensive cats including obp (yeah you know me).

    Drop Reimold and/or Lind for Goldschmidt, Kelly Johnson, Austin Jackson, Tabata?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, Goldschmidt, Johnson… Unless you need steals…

      • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! Stubbs for Tabata?

  9. Mike says:
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    Is Konerko and Beachy too much to give up to get Pujols? 10 team mixed.

    Thanks!

    • Prezii says:
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      @Mike, no way… Get urself sum poo holes!

  10. Tony says:
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    1) i like the shock collar idea.

    2) Balfour looked bad last night, real bad, couldn’t hit over 90 on the gun when he’s usually mid 90s, somethings wrong, the announcers were even saying it. I agree with looking for his replacement.

    3) Niemann or Jarrod Parker off waivers? Im thinking Niemann for tomm vs SEA then go with Parker?

    4) Bench one: Nova vs BAL, Lynn vs. PIT, Wandy vs. NYM.

    5) There is no C, I mean 5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony, 1) Me too! 2) Terrible 3) Niemann then Parker, sure 4) Nova 5) C

      • Tony says:
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        @Grey, HA…. dropped the purple evolutionist and made the pick up of niemann and parker, was already benching nova, thanks, and C!

  11. Steve says:
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    Even in H2H with a big lead in ERA and WHIP (early in the week though, so I could still blow out), McCarthy has to be a sit @ BOS, right?

    His numbers against them are pretty terrible.

    • kangaroo hops says:
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      @Steve, i don’t think Boston is the powerhouse that it thinks it is. I played Parker @BOS and was well rewarded. McCarthy…oh wait, we’re talking about Mc Carthy? OK, well, sit him then.

      • mrobs says:
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        @kangaroo hops, The Sox have scored 10 or more runs in 4 games in the past week alone… so maybe they don’t look like the “power house they used to be” on paper, but yea.. I’d say sit him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Sit

  12. Mark says:
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    Gamel, Smoak, Carp, Helton – rank?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark, Gamel, Carp

  13. kg says:
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    Al only 10-team H2H,
    Wells,Thames,Dirks,Murphy or Moreland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kg, Thames

  14. Wallpaper Patterson says:
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    Can make one more move this week.
    Best batter rest of season- Parra or Neil Walker?
    Best pitcher rest of season- Cahill or Norris?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Wallpaper Patterson, Parra if he gets all the regular playing time. Walker is safer in that regard.

      Cahill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wallpaper Patterson, Parra, Cahill

  15. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, While Longoria is out I have Moosey manning the hot corner. P. Alvarez and “Seattle” Saunders are available. Which guy (both?) are you picking up and who are you dropping out of Lind, Coco, Luke Scott, rasmus, beltran?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alcesto, Hold Moose

      • Alcesto says:
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        @Grey, Moose Im holding, what about dropping some of those other clowns for Pedro or Saunders?

  16. Dominic says:
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    So… Buchholz and Reynolds aren’t this bad right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dominic, Reynolds may not be, but I’m not waiting for him in most leagues.

  17. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Lose Rios or JD Martinelz for Goldschmidt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, I’d hold

  18. Hi Grey: Most days I don’t feel like I have anything to ask, and then when I read the day’s entry, a question or two usually emerges. Here’s today’s:

    –With Luebke sore elbow, could it be a good time to make a low-ball offer for him? His owner in my 16-team league already has three guys on the DL, in a league with only one DL slot. Maybe I can get him worried about a possible DL stint for Luebke. My current staff is Bumgarner, Anibel, Gio, Marcum, Tim Hudson, Drabek. Who’d you offer from that group? Or am I better off staying put?

    –Also, who’s a better speculative grab for saves, between Cook and Mujica?

    Thanks.

    • kangaroo hops says:
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      @Enrique, I doubt the Luebke owner will be desperate to sell after one “sore shoulder” issue.

      • Prezii says:
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        @kangaroo hops, you never know tho… Ppl be sleepin on my boy luebke!

      • @kangaroo hops, You may be right. I’m hoping he’s already undervalued, and that the guy with a load of players on the DL will be a little jittery about the possibility that one more could be added.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Drabek? Cook…

  19. Fuij (Fausto or Roberto? RCL) says:
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    Deep league 3B replacement, my choices are:
    Casey McGhee, Chavez, Ransom, Uribe, Herrera.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fuij (Fausto or Roberto? RCL), Ouch… Ransom

  20. Prezii says:
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    Bold predictions:
    how many runs does jeff suppan give up in his start?
    Which Zambrano will we get against SF?
    Wat will A.J burnetts era stand at come thursday?
    Chances kemp DOESNT homer in kershaws start?
    How many sit -downs does zoolander give the royals?
    And the question we all wanna know…. Does samardzija catch his first touchdown pass of the season tonite?

    • Prezii says:
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      I got 5, the nasty one, around 1.80, he will(but im startin kershaw so doubtfully), 8, andddd sad to say, he doesnt… Darnn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, Last one, yes…

  21. TheNewGuy says:
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    Stashing Walden as I think he’ll get the gig back and have Cishek too as a hedge against the awful-so-far Bell. Would you keep these guys active even when theyre not gettin saves to lower ratios, or bench their asses until they look like they might be savin? Roto league and have 7 solid starters, so dont need the innings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Bench for now…

  22. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Johnson or Infante for 2B in OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Johnson

  23. Prezii says:
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    I got 5, the nasty one, around 1.80, he will(but im startin kershaw so doubtfully), 8, andddd sad to say, he doesnt… Darnn

  24. Fuij (Fausto or Roberto? RCL) says:
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    Any chance we see Hak Ju Lee come up for the Rays? Does he have much fantasy value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fuij (Fausto or Roberto? RCL), Eh

  25. grey,

    would you drop Drew Stubbs for Goldschmidt? Points league.

    • @moses, could also drop Fowler for goldy as well

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @moses, Fowler

  26. This just in: I got a trade offer of Pedroia and Bonifacio for Beltre — this from the manager who just lost Longoria. It’s in a 14-team one-year 6×6 roto league (incl. holds).

    On the surface, it seems like a good deal for me, but I’d downgrade from Beltre to Bonifacio/Aviles at 3B, while I’m already OK at 2B, with Kendrick and Aaron Hill. And I need power much more than I need speed and the deal seems to add speed and take away power.

    So in terms of needs, it’s a non-starter, right?

    But what about if I was able to flip Hill or Kendrick and some miscellaneous pieces or draft picks for Zimmerman? The manager with Zimmerman did a big deal to get David Wright as soon as Zimmerman was hurt and now it looks like Zimmerman is coming back (celery ice cream not withstanding).

    Or maybe I deal with the weak 3B and make a trade with another team that has both Wieters and McCann but is very weak at 2B (Espinosa).

    My roster:
    C Doumit
    1B Votto, Gamel
    2B Hill
    3B Beltre
    SS Evis
    1B/2B/OF Kendrick
    SS/2B/3B Aviles
    OF McCutchen, Boesch, Bourn, Rasmus
    DL Krispie

    SP: Beachy, Bumgarner, Anibel, Garza, Scherzer
    RP: Aceves, Casilla, Peralta, Balfour, Cook, Henry Rodriguez
    DL: Fister

    Any advice on how to proceed?

    • Dingbat says:
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      @Enrique, Do that deal. You essentially swap Beltre/Aviles for Aviles/Boneface, which is a downgrade, but if you move Kendrick to the OF, you can push Rasmus to the bench, essentially replacing Hill/Kendrick/Rasmus with Pedroia/Hill/Kendrick, which is a huge upgrade. You should have enough surplus value from the deal to make additional trades to shore up areas of need, as you mentioned.

      • @Dingbat, Thanks for the input. I’m mostly starting Hill at 2B and Kendrick in the OF, but maybe I could move Hill + an OF for Zimmerman and/or Bonifacio + some pieces for Wieters or McCann. Then I’d have a formidable batting order for a 14-team league ….

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          @Enrique, Ah. It’s hard to tell from your post what your league’s roster requirements are. That can make a big difference in terms of evaluating the trade — namely, will you be upgrading a starting player or merely improving the quality of your bench.

          • @Dingbat, Pedroia would obviously start … if I didn’t trade Kendrick he’d play in the OF and/or fill in if Pedroia misses a day or when the Sox don’t play.

            Regarding the roster requirements, for hitters there are all the positions listed above (C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF), plus one UTIL spot. No MI or CI, no 4th OF.

            If I could trade Kendrick plus something for Zimmerman and if Zimmerman isn’t out for long (how big of an ‘if’ is that?), then my usual starting lineup would be:

            C: Doumit
            1B: Votto
            2B: Pedroia
            3B: Zimmerman
            SS: Elvis
            OF: McCutchen, Boesch, Bourn
            UTIL/backups: Aviles, Aaron Hill, Gamel, Rasmus
            DL: Krispie

            That’s an upgrade from what I have now, right?

  27. rob says:
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    Replace Longo with Chris Davis or Pedro Alvarez?

    Thanks!

    • Buge Hoobs says:
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      @rob,
      (In case you need to race to the wire)
      I asked the same thing yesterday and Grey liked Davis.

  28. papasmurf says:
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    Dee’s homer actually had some legs. It was no fence scraper. I didn’t know he could hit one that far, even if it’s Coors. It’s not so crazy to think that he can hit some down the line (like Jeter and his cheapies).

    Stanton keeps hitting balls to deep parts of the park…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf, Wouldn’t count on more than 5 from Gordon.

  29. Colton says:
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    12tm H2H…some dude was apparently fed up with Latos and canned him for Capuano. Use my waiver priority to grab Latos and replace Masterson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Colton, Yup

  30. John says:
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    Lind has been killing me all season.. Time to finally cut him and go with Dunn or Helton (ugh).

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @John, By “all season”, you mean 1 month. I’d hold.

      • John says:
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        @WhineSpritzer, Im sure Dunn owners last year thought the same thing.

        • WhineSpritzer says:
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          @John, Understood, but you could use the Dunn example compared to anyone off to a slow start right now. Dunn actually started to lose playing time he was so bad last year. That’s when I would worry.

          • John says:
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            @WhineSpritzer, Lind has started to lose playing time to lefties no?

  31. El Gato says:
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    Out of this crizzap who’s your choice for an open CI slot:

    Goldschmidt, Alvarez, Helton, Glass Chipper?

    Ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @El Gato, Alvarez

  32. schlitzy says:
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    Take Reyes for Stanton? Currently rolling with Cozart at SS. My other OF are Kemp, Justin Upton and Jennings.

    • mrobs says:
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      Hunter, Pujols, Bourjos blurbs killed me today… too funny.

      • mrobs says:
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        @mrobs, oops that wasn’t meant as a response… i was gonna say i would take it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @schlitzy, Looks good…

  33. Grey's da man! says:
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    Goldschmidt or Rasmus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Rasmus

  34. chata says:
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    for some , i imagine , the charlie lau reference (and this comment)
    must seem a bit obtuse .

  35. Pubscout says:
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    Choo or Boesch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pubscout, Choo

  36. Legwrongia; BAH-HA-HA-HA-HA!!! Thanks, such simple humor eases the pain a little (as did the Alvarez HR last night)! BUTT, allusions to giving up on Lind unfortunately brings many of us back to finding ANOTHER 1B/3B replacement! Goldschmidt and Trumbo playing time is a concern, Reynolds currently not braying, maybe Carp/Smoak in that anemic offense, or turn back the clock to Helton or Chipper??? Please recommend who you might drop Lind for? Or might it be wise to bench Lind (briefly) for one of them, as he may work his shizz out? Thanks again.

    • LIND sitting today, friends.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie, Goldschmidt

  37. Trevor

    Tggq21 says:
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    BnY, would u drop Lind for Goldschmidt? Who will have more power between the two?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tggq21, Yup… bny

  38. Jon says:
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    Think Posey plays at 1B tonight? Is San Fran still doing Zito’s personal catcher thing with Hector Sanchez? I’ve been trying to pay attention to that to know when to play my backup C…

    • Bean says:
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      @Jon, If Zito is pitching then Sanchez will catch. Nothing has changed and doesn’t seem like it will with Zito pitching well. Hector is actually working on taking ground balls at first base as a way to possibly get him it he lineup more. He has a great bat but Posey calls a better game.

      Likely Posey at first today and then it’s a grab bag depending matchups for LF and 2B.

  39. Thomas says:
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    I really thought the lead-in headline today was going to be Evan-escense So-Long-oria……..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Thomas, Ha!

  40. Wilsonian says:
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    Anyone know what the ETA is on Cain….Sugar? He is available in my 16 Team H2H league, where the best available option is Vlad who isn’t even on an active roster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Think this weekend, last I heard

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, I heard he had a hip flexor strain that was going to take longer than expected, so I didn’t know. Can anyone confirm or deny these rumors?

  41. weas says:
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    Drop Lind for Goldschmidt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @weas, Yes

  42. wctip says:
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    Top 3 ROS – Goldschmidt, Crush Davis, Alvarez, Rasmus, Reimold, Campana

    Also, is this a good trade for a keeper league, we can only keep players for 3 years and I lose Fielder after this season and Cano after next season

    Fielder, Uggla, and Youk for Votto, Lawrie and Gardner

    What about

    Fielder and Cano for Votto and Lawrie — is that too much to give for Votto and Lawrie?

    • Dingbat says:
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      @wctip, I like your first trade better. Votto>Fielder and Lawrie>Youk, especially in a keeper. Uggla > Gardner but you can afford to make that move if you have Cano.

      • wctip says:
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        @Dingbat, another thought would be asking for Morse instead of Gardner

  43. Wilsonian says:
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    Alex Avila sucks something ridiculous. Would you make an offer for Posey or Jesus Montero (both teams have 2 catchers)?

    My Team:

    Bats – Avila, Fielder, Phillips, EE, Tulo, Kemp, JUp, Bruce, BJ, LaHair, C.Davis, DL – Longo (Davis is the only bench bat)

    Arms – Doc, Lester, MadBum, Luebke, Peavy, Sale, Scherzer, Hanrahan, Marshall, Balfour, Marmol, Thornton (can throw all five RPs at a time)

    Yahoo H2H 7×7 with Hits and OBPS and Losses and Ks/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Sure

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, who you dealing? Guy with Montero wants a BJ for Jesus. I think that’s too much. But do you see a deal either place? Actually considered swapping EE or Peavy for one of them. Would that make sense?

  44. Schlitzy says:
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    Would you take this trade?

    Give: street, cassilla and newenhuis
    Get: victorino, goldschmit and Rafael soriano (holds)

    14 team league. I would still have axford, valverde and Francisco for sv. Could also get Chris Davis instead of goody if that’s better.

    • Schlitzy says:
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      @Schlitzy, Oh and godly or Davis would get Lind out of my util spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schlitzy, Sure, get Davis…

      • schlitzy says:
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        @Grey, thanks, pal

      • schlitzy says:
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        @Grey, He countered with:

        I give: Cassilla and Grienke
        I get: Victorino, Davis and Peavy

        Seems fair and I think I come out ahead, but I love Grienke. What do you think? I’d be left with Gio, Anibal, Morrow, cahill and Drabek.

  45. Johnny Drama says:
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    12 team H2H Standard ESPN

    Pick 2…

    Reynolds, Morneau, Carp, Wells

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johnny Drama, None? Carp, Wells…

  46. Jay says:
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    Drop Ackley for J Weeks? Cozart? Espinosa? Or stay the course?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay, Cozart

  47. Matt Damon says:
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    @Grey, @you, @me

    Goldschmidt or Carp?!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt Damon, Goldschmidt

  48. poop says:
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    Parra or Carp….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @poop, Parra

  49. Crap says:
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    I would have laughed if you’d said… “I’d grab Crap, unless your not dyslexic, and in that case I’d grab Carp.” Go ahead try it and watch me laugh.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Crap, Who gives a crap?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crap, Hehe

  50. Booya says:
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    Do you like my Jennings and Hanson for Bruce and Gio/Anibal/Cain (pick one)?

    • Booya says:
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      @Booya, sorry, Imeant Jennings and Halladay above not Hanson…I could make it Jennings, Hallady, Hanson for Bruce and 2 of those guys if you think Jennings and Halladay is too much? Thoughts?

      Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Booya, No

  51. Go Nats Go says:
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    I am struggling with offering Parra for Moose Tacos to replace Longo. Only viable option on the wire is Juan Francisco who Zips has with similar stats to Moose Tacos. Can anyone trust an outfit that calls itself Zips. Am I way overthinking my Parra breakout love only to find myself sitting in a pumpkin when the clock strikes midnight and Krispie is back.
    If I go the Juan Francisco route which SP should I drop out of Colon, Smyly, Detwiler or Westbrook to pick up Francisco. Gracias in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Go Nats Go, Parra’s tradeable…Westbrook…

  52. Eddy says:
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    Grey,

    Is it time to cut loose on Hector Santiago?

    • RK says:
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      @Eddy, I’m tempted, even on a team with very few closers. There seem to be so many closers-in-waiting out there.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Eddy, I cut him in a 16 Team H2H League. I had Marmol, Johnson, and Casilla. Not that Marmol is good, but he has a better handle on the job over Santiago. And I need some starting pitching with Chacin and Filthy stinking it up, so I cut them all for Parker, Smyly, and Detwiler.

  53. What about dropping either Stubbs, Fowler, or Wilson Ramos for Pedro Alvarez. H2H points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @moses, Ramos

  54. Crane Game Dispair says:
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    @Grey:

    Nice write up!

    Could you please rank these hitters 1-5?

    C-Davis
    LaHair
    Boesch
    Alvarez
    J-Jay

    Thanks so much, you’re the best!

    • Crane Game Dispair says:
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      @Crane Game Dispair,

      Please add Will Middlebrooks into the rankings… Just heard he’s gettin the call today.

      Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crane Game Dispair, Thanks! Boesch, LaHair, Davis, Alvarez…

  55. WhineSpritzer says:
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    Which OF would you drop? (Need room for another area). Campana, Wells, Rasmus, Nieuwenheis.

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, Note, I’m leaning towards Wells.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, Wells

  56. Sawx10 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Should I pick up Porcello?

    • Chunk says:
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      @Sawx10, Ha, I guess someone had to do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sawx10, Hehe

    • Prezii says:
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      @Sawx10, his SIPURP quotient just went up to 7.21…

  57. Griff says:
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    Am I insane to start E5 ahead of Teixeira for a couple days until Teixeira gets hot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Griff, Kinda insane that you’re not starting E5…

  58. Principal Blackman says:
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    You are probably sick of questions like this but would you drop Ian Desmond for Jed Lowrie, or do I just need to sit tight and be patient? It’s a 6×6 ops league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Principal Blackman, Yes, Lowrie…

  59. Big Nate says:
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    Desperate for power and it’s ugly out there on the wire: Carp, Saunders, Schierholtz, Carpenter, Moreland or Thames…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Nate, Schierholtz

  60. boognish says:
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    Grey,

    Dropped Lind for LaHair a couple weeks ago and can’t get the saying “LaHair of el dog” out of my head. It’s perfectly apt, since ‘hair of the dog’ refers to drinking booze to cure a hangover…when you drop a known player (Lind) for an unknown, yet seemingly similar player (LaHair, Goldy, other AAAA 1B) and it makes everything better. Also happened with my Altuve for Jemile swap.
    Also similar in that when said replacement players cool off and Lind kills it for your competitor’s team, which is the raging diarrhea and a headache from binge drinking

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @boognish, Ha, cool…

  61. cockyphoenix says:
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    I got your Jhoulys right here, son *gesture*

  62. shibboleth says:
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    Nice to see another fanbabla user out there… a very underused word IMO!

    K-Rod: he gives holds and K’s but makes toilet with everything else…. Hold him, or drop for the next best Holds guy on waivers? Competitive, 12 team, mixed, roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @shibboleth, Agreed! Hold

  63. ryan says:
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    is billingsley and lohse for Greinke too much?
    I have excess pitchers and trying to do 2 for 1
    standard league
    Thanks!

    • shibboleth says:
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      @ryan, I’d do it, especially if you’e looking at an IP limit in a roto league.

    • Prezii says:
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      @ryan, justtt dooo itt (arnold voice)

  64. Turk Wendell says:
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    The Nose roughed up against the Stros…ugh. Between Longo, Riemold, Niese, and Jansen this is gonna be a long H2H week.

    Maybe Kendrick will keep hitting bombs and Giancarlo will take notice… Nah, I don’t think so either.

  65. RK says:
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    I started Matt Moore last night, simply based on the matchup (Seattle) so I’m not getting too excited. Also, I started Wainwrong for the same reason — ok result, but not good enough. I’ll probably be cutting him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RK, Gotcha

  66. Slappy Pappy says:
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    Similar question as Ryan. 12 team mixed HTH, Would McCarthy, Buehrle, and Casilla be enough for Gallardo?

    Please pick two at 1B – LaRoche, Morales, LaHair, or Scott.

    Had Longo last year. I know your pain.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slappy Pappy, Doubtful, can try it… LaHair, Scott…

  67. Piegeon Pants says:
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    Speculating on bad shortstops in a keeper league for the ROS, would any of these guys be an upgrade over Cozart? OPS league, 10 team mixed.

    Lowrie, A. Escobar, Hardy, Casilla

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Piegeon Pants, Hardy

  68. K76154 says:
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    Drop Luke Scott for Pedro Alvarez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @K76154, I guess…

  69. Far Beyond Driven says:
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    Picked up Ubaldo as my 6th SP… People are laughing now… In a 14-team mixed 5×5 (QS instead of W’s), you would say that I am ______ for picking up James McDonald and dropping Ubaldo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Far Beyond Driven, Right

  70. Hellickson or Moore ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MetalManic, Moore

  71. Wilsonian says:
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    Rotoworld saying that Middlebrooks might get the call today when the Sawx are supposed to make a decision on Youk. People in AL only and deep leagues, be on the lookout. He’s hitting .333 with 9 HRs and 27 RBI so far in AAA this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Interesting…

  72. Emporers Monkey says:
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    Middlebrooks is getting called up. Worth an add?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Emporers Monkey, he has not been called up yet. If he does, he’s definitely worth an add in a deep league, big keeper league, or AL only. He’s raking in AAA.

      • @Wilsonian, I added Middlebrooks in my 14 team mixed this am (just in case)… 100% correct on him crushing the ball in AAA and I’d be curious to hear someone who watches Red Sox baseball religiously, if they think he will get every day AB’s as long as Youk is shelved? I can’t see why not. Sawx also called up Iglesias earlier this week, but I believe that was cause Middlebrooks jammed his thumb over the weekend.

        For whatever its Werth, I have him behind only Nolan Arenado as the most impactful 3b “prospect” for 2012 now that Anthony Rendon from Washington was injured…

        Here’s hoping to that Middlebrooks move coming into fruition…

  73. frank rizzo says:
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    Which side would you want in a J Upton/Gio Gonzalez for J Votto/A Sanchez trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @frank rizzo, Votto

  74. Longbeachyo says:
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    Just picked up alvarez to replace Longoria who I JUST got in a trade. But now I hear that WILL MIDDLEBROOKS is going to be called up… Drop Alvarez for Middlebrooks???

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Longbeachyo, he has not been called up yet. If he does, he’s definitely worth an add in a deep league, big keeper league, or AL only. He’s raking in AAA. But I wouldn’t drop Alvarez for him. He might not be up all season.

      • Baron Von Vulturewins

        Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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        @Wilsonian, Keep in mind: Once upon a time, Alvarez was Will Middlebrooks.

        Which is to say: AAA ain’t MLB, FWIW.

        • Baron Von Vulturewins

          Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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          @Baron Von Vulturewins, That was more of a reply for Longbeachyo, FYI.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Baron Von Vulturewins, right, and at this point, I wouldn’t drop Alvarez for him. Alvarez is producing at the moment. Middlebrooks hasn’t even been called up. But he’s absolutely worth a look.

      • Longbeachyo says:
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        @Wilsonian, I’m leary of pedro… I’m also thinking about dropping cozart, kipnis, or markakis for Middlebrooks. It’s a deep 14 team league, and I need to act quickly. Would you drop any of those guys for him?

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Longbeachyo, I’d drop Cozart for him first. But that’s just me. I’m thinking of dropping Helton for him. But that would force me to play Reynolds at 1st right now.

          • Longbeachyo says:
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            @Wilsonian, my thoughts exactly.
            At least we have you this morning wilsonian… Apparently Grey had a rough night. Maybe you should get some of those daiquiris…

            • Wilsonian says:
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              @Longbeachyo, haha, I’m definitely no Grey, just a fantasy baseball addict. I could use a daiquiri, though…

  75. mrobs says:
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    Hunter, Pujols, Bourjos blurbs killed me today… too funny.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mrobs, Thanks! I think Rudy wrote the Bourjos one…

  76. Chet "The Rocket" Steadman says:
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    I added Harper and Trout in hopes of getting a hot start or two and making a trade, but now we’ve got Dee Gordon and Goldschmidt on waivers–along with Alvarez, Chris Davis, Moustakas, Alex Rios, Allen Craig, and Denard Span.

    Which two would you pick up for these guys?

    It’s obviously a pretty shallow league, and positional flexibility isn’t much of an issue.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chet “The Rocket” Steadman, Gordon, Rios…

  77. Josh says:
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    “Ma nish ta no thank you” was was one the funniest lines I remember reading. Thanks :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh, Thanks!

  78. OaktownSteve says:
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    Here’s what frequent commenter OaktownSteve said about Jerome Williams last week in the forums:

    “Might be your last chance to get him. Angels have a way of improving pitchers at the major league level. Say what you will about Scioscia but he knows the pitching game probably as well as anybody working. All Angels pitchers are usually worth a look. Williams factiods:

    Pitched well in audition last year
    Given 5th spot despite talented Garrett Richards behind him. Williams being out of options contributed, but it was no gimme
    Was given huge vote of confidence after nervous debut in Yankee stadium
    In informal poll of Mariners hitters, Williams came in second just behind Weaver as “guy on Angels staff” you least want to face
    In a road start with 90+ pitches on the board today, they sent Williams back out to pitch the 7th and he sailed through
    12 Ks in his last two starts

    His velocity is up to 92-93 with heavy sink but the real difference maker is the cutter and his is a good one. As things stand right now he’s probably the Angels 4th with Santana pitching the way he has.

    Nice story of a guy who had some growing up to do. Paid his dues in Taiwan and is making the most of a second chance. Worth a look if you need pitching.”

    • Chunk says:
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      @OaktownSteve, In this world of FIPs and FAPS, nice to see some subjective, old school scouting, I like it. It looks like he misses the Twins again in his next start by a day…. Would you start him against TOR in a 16 team 1500 innings league?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Chunk, his prior starts were quality against the O’s and @TB so he’s handled the AL East ok since that Yankee start. It is a home start and he’s the hot hand. Not sure I’d expect another shutout, but Vegas will have him as a solid favorite. Jays have some guys that will strike out. I’d start him.

        • Chunk says:
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          @OaktownSteve, Thanks! Hopefully Lind isn’t sitting that day…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve, Nice callback.

  79. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    Why is Beltre sitting consecutive games?

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Simply Fred, TEX is resting guys for the playoffs! And…he played a game on turf Monday and it made his legs sore.

    • Simply Fred

      Simply Fred says:
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      @Simply Fred, nevermind. I see it: “sore leg” due to playing on astroturf. Ban the stuff.

  80. Rodger-Dodger says:
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    I was messing around in Mee-maw’s attic last night… playing with the ol’ ouija board, and I was lucky enough to make contact with Col Sanders. After he was done arguing with me on the percentage of corn starch to make crispy chicken tenders (No Col Sanders, You’re wrong… Mama’s right)… he signed off by telling me we’re still friends and to prove it he was going to let me in on a little secret. Let’s just say… I think everyone should start Humber today against the Tribe. (Disclaimer: unless Grey says no.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rodger-Dodger, HA!

  81. Jack says:
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    Would you start Romero against Texas?

    Also, I picked up Bauer on a hunch. Should I drop him for Goldschmidt? I have no bench depth with Longoria, Gardner, and Utley all on the DL.

    h2h, 12 team, yahoo league

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Jack,

      I wouldn’t start the love child of Cy Young and Sandy Koufax agin’ Tejas right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack, Gold over Bauer… I’d start Romero…

  82. Peking Duck says:
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    Deep 20 team roto. The waiver wire does not have batters with consistent playing time. I have the following 3Bs: Liddi, Figgins, Middlebrooks, Arenado, but I am in need of a SP. Can you rank the 3Bs and would you drop one of them for David Phelps?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peking Duck, Middlebrooks

  83. EK says:
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    Bard v OAK or Bass v MIA

    • joe from point pleasant says:
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      @EK,

      Bass

  84. Chillmodious says:
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    I’ve been going back and forth with another league member on a potential trade and we finally arrived at a point where we both now know what players the other guy is more-or-less willing to part with. (It’s one of those “there’s no way I’m trading a guy I drafted in the top 8 rounds” Leagues–not my style, but nothing I can do about it) That said, I’m targeting Jesus Montero & Cameron Maybin on his roster and here are 4 scenarios that I am trying to evaluate as either “underpaying”, “even”, or “overpaying”:

    1. Jemile & Hector Santiago for J. Montero/Maybin
    2. Jemile & Cordero for J. Montero/Maybin
    3. Youkilis & Hector Santiago for J. Montero/Maybin
    4. Youkilis & Cordero for J. Montero/Maybin

    I appreciate any input you fantasy baseballer’s (<— Grey's mom's term) can give me. Thanks!

    • Chunk says:
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      @Chillmodious, Under, Under, Even, Even, I’d take all of em if you have saves to spare and could use a catcher upgrade. Youk is worrying me.

    • joe from point pleasant says:
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      @Chillmodious,

      1 and 2 you are underpaying.

      3 and 4 are tough to analyze because I am not sure what the heck Youk’s deal is. I would probably hold tight with him for a little longer. If he gets hot for a 1-2 week stretch you can get more for him.

      If this is a keeper league however, i would probably do 3 and 4 and think they are fair offers where you would be getting slight advantage.

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Chunk & joe from point pleasant,

      Thank you much. Lucroy is my catcher, so yes, Montero represents the upgrade there. I don’t really have “saves to spare” as my closers are Chris Perez, Santiago Casilla, Scott Downs, Hector Santiago, Cordero, and Santos (on my DL). I sort of anticipate two of those five losing the gig within the next month, with Hector and Cordero being the most likely. That, plus having Santos on the DL and Matt Thornton still hanging out in the FA pool, has spurred me to try and deal Hector/Cordero before their value plummets.

      • Chunk says:
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        @Chillmodious, Yea, if you can get anything at all for Hector vie trade then go for it, can’t imagine you will though. I would straight up drop him for Thornton if nothing goes through with trading him.

    • chata says:
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      @Chillmodious,

      i think that you’re under-paying in all of those scenarios .

      but , then again , i’m assuming that maybin will eventually
      hit more than his weight .

  85. Jack says:
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    Mouth! Always love a good Goonies reference. “Hey Mikey, gotta go to the bathroom?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack, Ha

  86. blunt blazin freak says:
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    with dempster coming off the dl tomorrow i need to drop a pitcher, I’m looking at dropping:
    Danny Duffy
    Jeff Niemann
    Joe Saunders
    Brandon McCarthy

    i really dont want to drop any of them and i dont have any spare offense player to drop, so one of them needs to, any suggestions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @blunt blazin freak, Niemann

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @blunt blazin freak, Can you let Dempster sit on the DL for a bit longer, or are you dead-set on activating him? I’d rather roll with the four you mentioned and see how Dempster looks in his return, biding a little time to make a more complete evaluation. If nothing really changes, I’d probably lose Duffy out of that list–though I’m not really sold on Saunders. My $0.02…but what the heck does $0.02 buy you these days anyway?

      • blunt blazin freak says:
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        @Chillmodious, yes i can let him chill on the DL for a few days, see how they all perform, duffy demps and nieman all pitch on the same day (tomorrow) can reeavaulate after that, thanks guys

  87. Shakey The Moyle says:
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    Grey,
    Received a trade offer because Longoria is out for my team…what do you think?

    He is offering B. Lawrie and Trout for my Andrus and Moustakas?

    • joe from point pleasant says:
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      @Shakey The Moyle,

      I think i actually like both of your players better… I personally wouldn’t do it.

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Shakey The Moyle, Moustakas is playing just fine/better than Lawrie. Don’t see the need to replace Longoria with another question mark.

  88. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Cespedes and Luebke for Gallardo? I’d be giving Gallardo. I’ve got pitching to spare and could use the OF pop.

    • joe from point pleasant says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins,

      Like Luebke a ton, but im not sure I could make that deal until it became clearer what the state of Luebke’s health was. Elbow tightness often turns into an update later in the week that goes something like, “so and so underwent successful tommy john surgery today”.

      If you’re trading for him, I’d personally like it to be at a lower cost than Gallardo as of right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins, I agree with Joe, you’re kinda being too smart for your own good.

      • Baron Von Vulturewins

        Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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        @Grey, ALAS THAT IS MY CURSE.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng, Ha

    • Griff says:
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      @Eng, ESPN. Good Lord. “Don’t worry about 2 WAR. After all, it’s not like 2 games would have been the difference between playoffs or not last year…oh wait.” I’m surprised they didn’t put this cutting edge analysis behind the Insider paywall.

  89. Slam says:
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    My middle infield is rotting courtesy of Eric aybar Danny Espinosa, and Reyes starting off so slowly. Alexei Ramirez, JJ hardy, and tunnel Escobar are all available, any of them worth a pick up for Espinosa or aybar? Batting average is killing me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slam, Hardy, Escobar…

  90. Eric Riptide says:
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    @Grey, I love the A.J. Ellis reference. I picked him up in a league that counts walks. He’s got 15 walks and hit a double and a HR last night to raise his BA to .305. His OBP is a whopping .446, 40 points higher than Joe Mauer’s. In an OBP league or one that counts walks, this guy is turning into a real pest. Arencibia will be on my bench, and will thus have plenty of time to do his Tim Kurkjian impressions while not killing my batting average.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric Riptide, I remember you saying you had Ellis the other day…

  91. OaktownSteve says:
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    Fowler and Espinosa both recently moved to the bottom of the line up. I picked up Colvin and Lombardozzi on spec. Anybody have any spidey sense as to whether either slumper gets a ticket to pine or AAA? How long should I wait? Both guys would be upgrades on my team.

    • Hondo says:
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      @OaktownSteve, I’m a Nats fan and have heard faint,unsubstantiated rumors that Espinosa might go to AAA to work on his weak switch hitting side(forget which it is) when Zimm comes back(Sunday probably).

      I don’t think it would be a permanent move and might have as much to do with showcasing Lombardozzi as tradebait.Someone has to go.Could be Desmond.
      They’ll need a spot for Rendon next year(depending on how he rehabs) and I really would love nothing more than to have Espinosa work things out so they can move him to SS.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Hondo, Nice. I think a lot will be determined by how Lombardozzi plays the next couple of days. If he plays really well, he could kind of force their hand.

  92. baked potato says:
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    Was offered cargo for my Bruce/ J Montero. My only other rostered catcher is Doumit and it’s a 16 team league with deep benches, so there are basically no catchers available on waivers. There are designated OF positions too, so cargos LF/CF/RF flexibility helps. Should I take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @baked potato, Hold

  93. L-Boogie says:
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    Can’t really complain about Marcum’s start last night. This might be nitpicking, but he has had back-to-back 4 walk games. Any concerns about his control?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie, Eh

  94. shibboleth says:
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    was just offered McCutchen for my Garza+Garcia. its not cheap, but i could use the 5 tool bat and there are lots of SP options on waivers in this QS league.

    12 team OBP/SLG/QS/HLD
    c- Iannetta
    1b- Pujols
    2b- Uggla
    3b- Aramis
    ss- Castro
    mi- Cozart
    ci- Laroche (Davis)
    of- Stanton, BJ, Boesch, Thames, Nieuwenhuis (Jay, Saunders)
    sp- Gallardo, Latos, Garza, Morrow, Lewis, Garcia, Niese
    rp- Axford, Marshall, Francisco
    mr- Chapman, K-Rod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @shibboleth, I’d take it.

  95. Chazz says:
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    I need to put someone on the bench on Sunday if/when Ryan Zimmerman returns… Anyone have an opinion?

    Angel Pagan (too hot and eventual steals source)
    Pedro Alvarez (activated for Zimm but now I wanna keep him in!)
    Ike Davis (don’t want to sit him right before he gets hot)
    Bryan LaHair (could be ahead of the curve by benching before he goes cold)
    Bryce Harper
    Nelson Cruz
    Yo, Enis Cespedes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chazz, Worry about it Saturday

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @Chazz, Davis or Harper…

  96. MrHappyTime says:
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    Casilla or Balfour rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrHappyTime, Casilla

  97. Paulie Allnuts

    Paulie Allnuts says:
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    Grey – “Danny Espinosa, not so much. He looks like the turd that my ex-girlfriend put in my bed in college.” Yeah, I was the ijit who traded Altuve for Espinosa. Shoulda trusted Rudy. At any rate, should I drop Espinosa for any of these options:

    Jhonny “Silent H” Peralta
    J.J. Hardy
    Omar Infante
    Yunel Escobar.

    Thanks, as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paulie Allnuts, Infante

  98. Grey, please, take a look at question No. 26 above (Pedroia/Bonafacio for Beltre with all the circumstances). My heart says take it and make it work but I’m a little uneasy … deals for second round picks don’t usually go down in this league and I don’t want to make a mistake.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Looks like a solid deal for you.

      • @Grey, Thanks Grey. I appreciate the insights.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Enrique, No problem

  99. How would you rank these starters for tomorrow? Niemann, Detwiler, Vogelsong?

    • To give more info.

      Niemann vs. Sea, Millwood
      Detwiler vs Ari, Kennedy
      Vogelsong vs Mia, Anibal Sanchez

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Frank Kim, Niemann, Vogelsong…

  100. Cappy says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Please let me know what you think?

    AL Ten Teamer Single Season

    Capps/Alcides Escobar for Tori Hunter/Chris Getz.

    Basically, speed/saves for some power.

    Thanks,

    Cappy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cappy, Capps side, it’s fair…

  101. Jack be nimble says:
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    Grey,

    Who wins: Stanton for Sale and Pence?
    This is a keeper league. I need a power bat, and I can afford to give up the pitching. That said, I don’t want to give up tooooo much.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack be nimble, Pence

    • Tony says:
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      @Jack be nimble, i’d take the sale/pence side all day. Just not the biggest stanton fan, guys who hit for that low of average scare me.

      • Jack be nimble says:
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        @Tony & @Grey,

        Thank you gentlemen.

  102. Thrilla says:
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    Was on the Longo train in standard ESPN 12 team roto league…

    Do I move C. Carpenter out of DL, put Longoria on DL and then drop Carpenter for my CI slot? If so which one do you like?:

    Valencia
    Lowrie
    Helton
    Chris Johnson
    Morel
    Andino
    M. Carpenter
    Wiggington

    I could also lose Milone, Wells, Markakis for a CI if you think it’s worth holding C. Carpenter…

    Thanks Grey

    • Thrilla says:
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      @Thrilla, Middlebrooks is available too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Thrilla, Yes, lose Carp… Lowrie

  103. Booya says:
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    Bruce for Pence and Hanson?

    Thanks

    • Booya says:
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      Or give Jennings and Hanson for Bruce?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Booya, Jennings and Hanson…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Booya, It’s fair, btw… No slam dunk…

        • Booya says:
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          @Grey, Yea agreed, might try to squeeze a little more out of him…we both love desmond

  104. JoeC says:
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    I hate Trevor Cahill. He looks like a fat kid with diabetes who likes to eat cake.

    I also hate John MacDonald (McDonald?) for being a sucky hitter who beat up on my pitcher.

    I also hate Ryan Webb (I think that’s his name) who, after my pitcher gives up two hits and then intentionally walks a guy to load the bases (setting up the double play as there was one out), comes into the game and promptly hits a batter (whom he had 2 strikes on), forcing in a run. Then he has the gall to give up a sac fly! You sir, SUCK!

    Yes, I own Jordan Zimmerman!

    We should totally have a “Hate Week” at Razzball ala “1984”. :)

    • Wake Up says:
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      @JoeC, I hate Trevor Cahill. He looks like a fat kid with diabetes who likes to eat cake.
      Yes!

      Yes, I own Jordan Zimmerman!
      YES!

      We should totally have a “Hate Week” at Razzball ala “1984?. :)
      YEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Wake Up, Hate. Hate. Hate. Hate. Hate.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Wake Up, ‘scuse me while I go put some water in Buck Nasty’s momma’s dish…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeC, HA!

  105. AdamH says:
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    You like either of these 2 start options next week in H2H in general?

    Doubrant @KC, v Cle
    Danks @Cle, v KC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AdamH, Not really

      • AdamH says:
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        @Grey, Just what I was looking for. Thanks!

  106. yankees2012 says:
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    Hello Grey.

    Kubel or Reimold.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @yankees2012, Reimold

  107. herschel says:
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    @Grey: lind droppable in 12 team mixed leagues? thinking of picking up pedro or middlebrooks for him? thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @herschel, Yes… Pedro…

  108. Andy says:
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    Someone offered me Pujols for my Granderson? Decline or counter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andy, Tough call… I’d probably take Pujols….

  109. Ryan says:
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    Greinke or CJ Wilson ROS?
    Have to pick one to get in a trade
    Standard league
    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, Greinke…

    • Tony says:
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      @Ryan, greinke.

  110. yankees2012 says:
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    One more Grey. I lost Longo in my 10 Team Roto League. I grabbed Moose, but should I have grabbed Alvarez instead?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @yankees2012, I’d hold Moose.

  111. Jobu says:
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    I as offered Latos for Jarrod Parker. Am I missing something? I should accept this right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jobu, Accept

  112. yankees2012 says:
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    One more (really this time). How about this trade for me in the 10 Team League:

    My Hanson and Werth for his Sandoval

    Thanks again (and again) Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @yankees2012, I’d take Sandoval

  113. Nate says:
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    Goldschmidt is available: Would you drop Campana or Rios for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nate, I’d hold…

  114. Wilsonian says:
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    Friend of mine had a trade get vetoed by his league that should not have been vetoed. Is there a Mad Lib thing for those kind of deals? He found one for bad trades for others in the league, but not for one like this. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, That reminds me… I gotta repost that… Nah, no Mad LIbs for that scenario…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Damn. He said they vetoed it because they didn’t like the other guy, so the mess with him. I told him that would be the last time I played in the league. Thanks for the quick response.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, That’s lame shizz…

  115. Bombo Rivera says:
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    Should I burn my #1 waiver priority on Joyce? We have bi-weekly lineup changes, so I can see many scoring periods when I wouldn’t want to play him because he’s not very good against lefties.

    Pick him up or wait for something better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bombo Rivera, Yup

  116. nightpandas says:
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    Middlebrooks or Skaggs? Who’s a better gamble for this year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Middlebrooks

  117. Wilsonian says:
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    And not that I want to completely bogart your time, but can you look at the trade scenario I posted back in #44? Thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Peavy for Montero would work… If you could, just repost so I don’t have to scroll all the way up the page…

  118. nightpandas says:
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    Sit who today?

    Boneface or Rollins

    Trout or JD Mart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Rollins…JD…

  119. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Another HR for Kelly Johnson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins, Nice!

  120. BuyLow says:
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    Give Beltre, get Pujols? 12team H2H points keeper. I have Moosetacos to take over at 3B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BuyLow, Take Pujols

  121. pipa says:
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    pujols owner panicking in my league….i just lost longo….i have bruce, j upt, and des jen in my OF….also picked up Bryce…which OF, if any should I offer for Pujols?? (obviously not Harper)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @pipa, Jennings?

      • pipa says:
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        @Grey, you think I should just stand pat with my OF?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @pipa, I meant I’d offer Jennings for Pujols.

  122. Grey's da man! says:
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    You think Cishek or Cook will be the closer sometime in the next week or two (or both)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Hoping so… It’s all up in the air… Bell struggles for two more games, then yup…

  123. Pierre says:
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    This is a meaty post. Got a few questions on my mind, please indulge me:

    1) I know Latos is terrible in April. Could he turn it around in May? Or, should I drop him for either J. Parker or Drabek?

    2) Is Cozart droppable? Arencibia has been dreadful; I could pick up a back-up C like Ruiz or Ramos. Reddick and Lowrie also available.

    3) What kind of value can I get for Moustakas? He’s lighting up my bench and I’m stacked at 3B – Own Lawrie, Wright and Han Ram. I’m thinking SP2-3, or maybe OF2-3. Any target suggestions?

    4) This one is rhetorical – why every year do I always have a middle-of-the-road team? Sick of being average!

    Also, will be donating to your Margarita fund soon. My one condition is that you drink it on the rocks, not frozen. That’s for the birds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pierre, 1) yes 2) Hold 3) SP #2 4) ha… Deal!

      • Pierre says:
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        @Grey, So – hold Latos and do *not* drop for Drabek or Parker? I’m slow today….

  124. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey:

    Reposting from up above. Just wondering what kind of deal could be made here. Guy with Montero says he wants BJ, which is too much. So not sure I should offer something else. Thanks man, and sorry for the 8 million posts on this.

    Alex Avila sucks something ridiculous. Would you make an offer for Posey or Jesus Montero (both teams have 2 catchers)?

    My Team:

    Bats – Avila, Fielder, Phillips, EE, Tulo, Kemp, JUp, Bruce, BJ, LaHair, C.Davis, DL – Longo (Davis is the only bench bat)

    Arms – Doc, Lester, MadBum, Luebke, Peavy, Sale, Scherzer, Hanrahan, Marshall, Balfour, Marmol, Thornton (can throw all five RPs at a time)

    Yahoo H2H 7×7 with Hits and OBPS and Losses and Ks/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, What happened to Peavy for one of them?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, I was just thinking about offering that. Haven’t done it yet. Via text the guy with Jesus said he wants a BJ for Christ. Didn’t think that was appropriate for life or fantasy baseball. I think I could get Buster for the Peav. The guy with Buster looks strictly at Yahoo rankings, which put Peavy at 4th overall, I think.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, Yeah, Buster for Peavy works too…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey, thanks man. I think I’ll try both. I’m actually considering doing something with Phillips, too, and then pick up Kelly. She’s looking pretty right now.

            If I do the Peav for one of them, I drop Avila for Drabek, Volquez, or Hammel?

  125. OaktownSteve says:
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    Speaking of Kelly Johnson, he did a little yardwork this morning AND he’s hitting 1st. He’s on zero steals hitting 2nd in front of Joey Bats, so if he can mix in the running game a little bit, going to be nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve, I like him… Could look back in Sept. and see a 20/10 guy…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey, plus plenty of runs from the top of that order. And with 6 homers already could even go a little higher.

  126. paddytwotimes says:
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    @ Grey

    A female really crapped in your bed? I may call shenanigans. Did she make the bed after? Such a good move.

    Would you drop Lind for J. Lawrie, Saunders or Carp. 5 x 5 roto. Lind mostly used in util. Need every offensive stat imaginable. Hi Albert, Reyes, Pence et al. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paddytwotimes, Nah, she did… Before pressing sexual harassment charges on me… I’m a good person! (Though you’re missing context. is there any for that?) I’d grab Lowrie…

      • paddytwotimes says:
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        @Grey, I am a public pretender a.k.a. defender so I know the ol’ I am a good person song and dance. So she shits in your bed first and files charges? You think she would wait to press charges and than shit in your bed.

        After that episode one would think *pinkie to mouth* her case shit the bed.

  127. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ***THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS***

  128. GTS says:
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    Encarnacion/Lawrie ticker tease…

  129. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Thanks Grey on the Hill advice, just scooped up a 2R HR

  130. bean says:
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    “Gamel (knee) will fly to Milwaukee to be examined by Dr. William Raasch, Brewers Director of Media Relations Mike Vassallo reports.”

    First – Not sure I would ever visit a Dr. Raasch……unless I have VD.

    Second – Is a replacement ownable at this point in an NL Only league?
    Ishikawa over my current Jesus Guzman to occupy a 1B/3B slot?

    Is there an award for the least interesting roster question?

  131. Matt says:
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    Will Middlebrooks or Paul Goldschmidt?

  132. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    tweet: “Nick Cafardo ? @nickcafardo
    Will Middlebrooks and aaron cook will be up. Corresponding move(s) to come.”

    • Simply Fred

      Simply Fred says:
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      @Simply Fred, “Kevin Luchansky ? @kpLUCH
      @mlbdepthcharts @minorleagueMVP Middlebrooks is on his way to #Boston”

  133. captainpyper says:
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    grabbed Davis and Pedro yesterday. Longos injury in Head to Head isn’t so bad as long as he is raking by seasons end. JJ Reddick launching 3-pointers like the good old days at Camden is easing my pain. Almost as fun to watch as the Cuban Centipede!

  134. Andy says:
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    Grey, pick one ROS — Bautista or HanRam?

  135. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ***THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS***

  136. CircWolff says:
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    Grey, drop Goldschmidt or Trout?

  137. jack says:
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    Who is better ROS Cain or Lincecum? Valverde or Perez?

    • @jack, Cain and Valverde is my guess

  138. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    Drop Lind for Goldschmidt?

    • @Melvin Emanuel, Is Chris Davis available? Lind and Goldschmidt are both not playing full-time.

  139. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Nice to see Shields is continuing my week of stellar pitching that Milone and Minor started!

  140. Andy says:
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    Grey, you’ll take pujols over granderson, when their stats aren’t too far apart and pujols is slumped for the 1st month. any reason why?

  141. Adam says:
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    Wouldu trade Cuddyer,jd martinez,and billingsley for Adam jones?
    I would be replacing Cuddyer with Chris Davis
    Standard league
    Thanks

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