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Last night, Dan Haren took the naysayers and said you know nay.  The line was 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 hits, no walks and 14 strikeouts, and, note to Scherzer, he managed 13 other outs.  Good thing Haren and Pujols started clicking before the trade deadline, Arte Moreno was seen buying some leftover Vegas hotel dynamite and about to give the big poof you to the Anaheim Angels Of A 40 Minute Commute From Los Angeles.  Haren showed great command and movement last night even though his velocity’s been down.  I’d still bet a season ERA above 3.50, unless Haren’s traded every fifth day to the team facing the Mariners.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Albert Pujols – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam & legs.  What, horsemeat?  Al-Pu is made of 100% ground chuck, baby!  24 more days in a row like this, and we’re good.

Austin Jackson – While he mends his strained abdominal — he’s the Abdominal Strainman! — Quintin Berry should see some time in Jackson’s stead.  Yesterday, he went 1-for-3.  Too bad Quintin Berry doesn’t play for the Royals.  Or that his name isn’t Dan with the middle name Quintin.  You’re still alive in our hearts, Quiz!  I’m gonna eat a submarine sandwich for you.  Berry likes to run.  In fact, I’ll call him, HeRun.  In Triple-A, he had 19 steals in 39 games.  In AL-Only leagues, HeRun isn’t much more than a flyer for speed.  The darker the Berry, the sweeter the SAGNOF!  In mixed leagues, you can do better.  Look at me showing confidence in you.  I’m like your Dad on opposite day.

Justin Verlander – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. Justin Masterson (7 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks.)  It was a game that was all about Justin your instincts.  Sorry, my pun muscle is a little Justy.  Must be because I’ve been fencing at my gym rather than joustin’.  For Masterson, it’s all about adJustin’.  Or re-adJustin, if you dropped him.  His luck shows a guy that was dealing with a bit of injustice.  Is he the meow’s cat?  Nah, that’s unJustinfied.  He could be a back end starter on deeper mixed leagues without an unJustinly amount of Ks.  Not remotely Verlander though, he’s the master, son.

Shin-Soo Choo – Hitting leadoff seems to be working for Choo as he hit his 3rd HR of the year off Verlander.  He’ll probably find a way to go 20/20 out of sheer habit like Bobby Abreu used to.  In a lot of superficial ways (decent stats, kind of boring), these two seem really similar.  Maybe we’ll start calling Shin-Soo-Kabrechu.

John Danks – To the DL with left shoulder soreness.  That might explain why he’s been terrible.  In fact, maybe it’s been lingering since 2010.

Alex Rios – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games.  If an impatient owner (like me) stupidly (still me) dropped him (that’s what I did), I’d grab him.

Dayan Viciedo – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 8th homer.  If you’re gonna own him, it looks like there’s going to be 0-for-24 slumps scattered amongst his homers.

Brian McCann – Out for the third straight day.  Sounds like he caught something.

Michael Bourn – 1-for-4 as he homered again yesterday for his third in the series.  This gives me an idea.  How about all players that weigh 170 pounds and under can use an aluminum bat?  Then before each AB, players can weigh-in like a wrestling match.  “Too many sunflowers seeds, Bourjos, grab some wood!”  “Prince Fielder’s out for two weeks for Lap-Band surgery, but when he returns watch out!” and finally “Juan Pierre homers!”

Randall Delgado – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Looked a lot better than his line indicates, but even if your league has an “Appearances” category, I’m not sure this is what they have in mind.

Juan Francisco – 1-for-4 and 5th homer as he played third base for Chipper, who the Reds honored during their pregame show because it was the last time he’d be playing in Cincy.  Classy move as they gave Chipper an artificial hip.

Homer Bailey – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  There should be a Vegas bet where you bet whether Bailey will go 6 innings and give up 2 earned or if he’ll go less than 4 innings and give up four plus runs.  Those seem like the only lines he ever gives.

Logan Ondrusek – Got his second save last night because Aroldis had worked the night before.  I wouldn’t own the whole Reds’ bullpen, but this could be a semi-frequent occurrence.  Dusty hates fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!).

Devin Mesoraco – 1-for-3 with a grand slam.  Thursdays are a fun day for 2 catcher leagues, huh?

Yadier Molina – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  The best of the Flying Molina Brothers came out yesterday — Alfred Molina, “Excuse me, I could catch AND do improvisation theater.”  Yadier had been like half a mummy since his oven-roasted April, but this could be a sign he’s turning it on again, facing Blanton certainly didn’t hurt.

David Freese – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs.  Another guy that took a fortnight siesta, but his bat woke up on Wednesday and now has two homers in the last two games.

Ty Wiggington – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a homer.  I’d say he’s going to be in this afternoon’s Buy/Sell, but he won’t.  He’s here now.  Wiggy rarely hits just one and done, and he’s probably out there in a ton of leagues, so if you need a little HBI (Hot Bat Injection), go for it.

Carlos Ruiz – 3-for-5, now hitting .366.  Elsewhere, Konerko homered and went 2-for-4 to raise his average to .384, David Wright homered and raised his average to .405, and Tony Gwynn just hit 415 on the scale.

Austin Kearns – His hamstring injury could mean Gaby Sanchez’s return from Triple-A on the first day he’s eligible, which also happens to be the day the Marlins are giving away Gaby t-shirts to the first 15,000 fans.  That’s like breaking up with your girlfriend on February 13th and getting back together on February 15th.  Anthony Rizzo may want to consider having 15,000 Rizzo t-shirts given away on June 1st.

Anibal Sanchez – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Such a frustrating start.  Pagan drove in three runs on broken bat hits, a botched rundown that could’ve wiped out one run, a passed ball that was ruled a wild pitch was another run, a blooper by Belt for another run… Basically, Anibal gave up one well hit ball.

Emilio Bonifacio – Who has one good thumb and likes to steal bases?  This Bonifacio!  Looks like Emilio won’t be throwing any air punches for the next four to six weeks.

Omar Infante – 4-for-5, 2 runs and 2 steals, batting .340.  Bonifacio who?!  Emilio.  I know, Random Italicized Voice, it’s an expression.  ‘Bonifacio who’ is an expression?  Forget it.

Melky Cabrera – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and a steal.  If there’s anyone out there who believes Melky is a .362 hitter, I’d sell him Melky and anything else you got lying around the house that you might not want.

Joe Mauer – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI as he homered yesterday.  Hey, does he weigh under 170 pounds?

Justin Morneau – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, 2 homers and third in three games.  Justin the nick of time!… Okay, I’m done.  Morneau should be owned, shoot, he’s doing better than Ryan Zimmerman. (<–saying nothing!)

Ike Davis – Mets told Ike he definitely won’t be going to the minors.  They had one of their doctors tell him though, since they’re never accurate.  Yesterday, he sat for Veal Rottino.  At least that’s what I think the V. stood for in the box score.

Jeremy Hefner – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  No grotto for you tonight!

Will Venable – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  What’s this week’s Creeper not doing?  You should thank FtA for the tip of the week.

Eric Stults – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks.  You know who really appreciated this performance?  Peter Bogdanovich.

Everth Cabrera – 4-for-5, 2 runs and EverCab got the Heartspark Stealsign.  Honestly, I think this is more hits than he had combined over his entire career.

Yoenis Cespedes – Changing his bat grip so he can return from the DL.  He used to nestle the knob, which might’ve caused the muscle strain.  I’d say!  Nestling knobs in the palm of your hand?  That’s the kind of thing you want to keep on the DL, Yoenis.  In related news, Brian Dozier is upset Thome is no longer in Minnesota as his dream growing up was to play with his Jimmy and the Twins.

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  1. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: Just got minor as a throw in and wanted to pick up Teheran in case he gets called up to replace minor. Worth dropping smyly or arroyo for Teheran?

    • @Herschel, I’d drop Minor for Tehran or for someone else.

  2. Terrence Mann says:
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    Good blogging.

    My collective staffs have been riding Annabell, Beachy, and Bum.

    Question. Do you just cut and paste your Wiggy blurb a couple times a year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Terrence Mann, Probably

  3. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    With only a few games played yesterday, I actually streamed a couple hitters (Morneau and Viciedo) and was pleasently rewarded with a 5 for 9, 3 homer night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, Wow, nice…

  4. Ken Plane says:
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    Pleas rate these for ROS, Alexei Ramirez, Alcides Escobar or Aybar. Thanks.

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Ken Plane, Escobar, Ramirez, Aybar.

  5. Hondo says:
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    In his first AB Morneau also hit one that would have gone out but it got hung up in the 20 MPH winds blowing in.He adjusted well IMO.

    My Teixaroids aren’t throbbing so bad now.I’m praying Rizzo comes up soon and applies rubber band ligation to Teix,who has been nothing but a pain in the butt.One of the 2 keyboard fingers I use is eagerly twitching in anticipation of dropping that bum off my bum(NOT my Madbum) onto the waiver wire so someone else can pick him up and suffer as I have.I’m sure when he can breath he’ll start to hit a little,but he’s a friggin’ Yankee!.That alone should have prevented me from drafting him, I deserve what I got for siding with the Satanbrenners.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hondo, Ha!

  6. Grey's da man! says:
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    wiggington or viciedio for the next week?

    • Grey

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

  7. Connman says:
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    I don’t think you should be allowed to write about any more players named justin until you prove you can handle the puns more responsibly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Connman, Ha

  8. Trade Itch says:
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    I give Beltre/Ellsbury for Kemp in a 12team H2H keeper where we keep 6 @ $120? Too much, not enough?

    current 3B Beltre/Mous/Aviles
    current OF Ellsbury/Zobrist/Gordon/CYoung/Harper/Trout/Dirks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Trade Itch, Sounds decent…

  9. yankees2012 says:
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    Grey,
    Is Doubront worth owning in a 12 Team H2H League? I dropped Delgado for him, but it was late and I wasn’t thinking straight after that Anibal outing.

    Speaking of which, who the hell is Brett Hayes and who ever told him he could catch? Anibal does the hard part taking one off the wrist (please no DL) and making a great throw home and Willy Mays Hayes can’t complete the rundown. The he goes and doesn’t catch a pitch that should have been caught. What the f???

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @yankees2012, Yeah, worth owning… Brett Hayes looked like he never caught a game before in his life…

  10. Wilsonian says:
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    Chacin going for a 2nd opinion on his shoulder. Does he really think the second doc is going to tell him he’s injured? I’m guessing the first doc told him he wasn’t hurt and that he’s just an awful, fat, and lazy pitcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Ha

  11. TradeItch2BaseballBoogaloo says:
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    I give Moustakas/Tex for Votto, same rules as above

    current 1B Tex/Adams/Rizzo
    current 3B Beltre/Mous/Aviles

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TradeItch2BaseballBoogaloo, Votto side

  12. TradeItchThePrequel says:
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    I give Beltre/Ellsbury for Kemp. 12team H2H keeper, keep 6 @ $120, same rules for the sequel above. Too much? Not enough?

    current 3B Beltre/Mous/Aviles
    current OF Ellsbury/Zobrist/CYoung/Gordon/Trout/Harper/Dirks

  13. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    I am starting to feel like my luck, Greys and Anibal’s(which I own) is the same this week….f’ing unbelievable!

    Going against a guy who owns :
    Bourn and has managed to hit his entire years homers in 3 days

    and own

    Beltran,Freeze and Molina. Seems like every time the freaking Cardinals score, one of those d-bags hits a 3 run homer. B to the W, I own Furcal so you’d think I get a piece of 9 run action but somehow manage to not get an RBI or a run off 9 runs.

    This week is cursed to hell!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Nice rant…

      • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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        @Grey, Gotta be able to vent somewhere and its nice to know you feel the same pain!

  14. Kevin says:
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    Do you think Ventura’s post noogie symptoms will flare up after Reed ‘s rough outing?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Kevin, it wasn’t that rough. He made one bad pitch. Morneau didn’t miss it. He made them look pretty bad on those two Ks. I think he’s safe. It was Morneau’s night, for sure.

  15. Thomas R says:
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    Grey,

    Who would you rather have as a bench guy at 2B? Rickie Weeks or Kyle Seager? I’ve got Weeks, but Seager is a FA

    Thanks

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Thomas R, Seager

  16. HoosierDaddy says:
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    Ha! Love the What’s Happening reference – quick story – I was in Sweden a few years back with the wife. We were greeted in every shop walk by the clerk uttering the Swedish greeting “Hey Hey”, After the fourth time with me responding “Hey Hey Hey!”, my wife told me she didn’t need me to come into anymore stores with her. WIN-WIN! – RIP Fred Berry

    • Wake Up says:
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      @HoosierDaddy, Ha!…the only greeting that I learned over there was Helan Gar!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HoosierDaddy, Ha!

  17. TheNewGuy says:
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    Can’t buy much into Haren’s dominance of the impossibly bad M’s. Humber no hit them yet he’s TERRIBLE – got caned by the Twins yesterday.

    The Mariners are so bad I’d expect any starter to shut them down. Great for matchups though!

    • Abdoozy says:
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      @TheNewGuy, So how do you explain them sweeping the Rangers? That’s the problem, every once in a while they stop being Marginers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Yeah…

  18. Wake Up says:
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    Nice Yoenis…blurb!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, Thanks!

  19. Grey's da man! says:
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    Drop Johan or Scherzer for Matt Moore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, I’d hold for now.

  20. TheNewGuy says:
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    Don’t look now but H Bailey’s got a 2.84 ERA his last 3 starts.

    Could the breakout FINALLY be arriving?

    • chunk says:
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      @TheNewGuy, A solid buy candidate, perhaps?

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @chunk, Solid add candidate anyway in deeper leagues, no way id trade anything for him.

        Pirates next matchup too…yes please.

  21. papasmurf says:
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    Anibal Sanchez has 2 wins… ridiculous. I somehow end up with these hardluck SPs year after year. Worse yet, I picked up Affeldt to stream and hedge against Sanchez, and I have Casilla as closer so a close game Sanchez L would have given me a HLD and/or SV. Instead, Affeldt comes in the game one baserunner (bases loaded but 6 run lead) or one too many SF run away from qualifying for a HLD.

    Then I also picked up Humber for a stream start vs. MIN and he can’t make it through the 5th with a lead. Ventura brings in some hamandegger who gives up all the inherited runners. But Chisox ends up winning anyway. These streaming options just ain’t working. Streamed Blanton vs. Mets, he had a 4-1 lead in the 7th and bad managing and D blows it. Streamed Drabek vs. MIN, also got a lead, but he didn’t make it thru the 5th either.

    Time to play for next year I guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf, Aw, Smurf…

  22. Chavo says:
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    One rough start all year. Should I feel okay straming AJ Burnett against the Cubs in Pitt today?

    • Chavo says:
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      @Chavo, and by straming, you know what I mean

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chavo, Should be okay…

  23. ReadyDemolition says:
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    Hanson or Lincecum for the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ReadyDemolition, Hanson

  24. princerudynasim says:
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    Good morning gentlemen……..going on forward Howie Kendrick or Jamile Weeks and De Aza or Rios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @princerudynasim, Kendrick… Rios…

  25. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Which Greek 3B should I ride the rest of the way – Youk or Moustakas? Are there any other Greeks who may be available on the waiver wire that I should know about?

    Also, start Smyly today ?

    • Hondo says:
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      @Mr. Rickey, Alex Liddi was born in Italy,same thing.

      • Hondo says:
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        @Hondo, Liddi has trouble with breaking balls though,unusual for an Italian.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Hondo, Wow, might steal that… Nice…

          • Hondo says:
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            @Grey, Cool,plagiarism makes the world go ’round,although I personally think it’s a multi dimensional configuration far beyond human comprehension.

            Either that or it’s flat.

      • Mr. Rickey says:
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        @Hondo, Careful – I’m pretty sure wars have been fought over less . . .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey, Ha! Moose… Start him…

  26. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Grey,

    I think you need a term in your glossary for when a guy who weighs 170 pounds or less hits a HR, see Podsednik/Bourn. The only one I can think of is Paper Airplane, but perhaps the rest of the group can do better?

    Also, is it time to remove Adam Jones name from the definition of “Bowden Fluffer”? It might be…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans, Maybe… Not crazy about Paper Airplane…

  27. mhfella says:
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    Hi Grey,

    In very close races in SB and RBI; stand to gain the most in those categories. Would you play D. Viciedo or E. Johnson in an open utility spot? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mhfella, Johnson

  28. PitchersAndHoes says:
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    @Grey

    Aroldis Chapman for Colby Lewis? I get Lewis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PitchersAndHoes, I’d take Chapman

  29. WhineSpritzer says:
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    Would you trade Morrow for B. Butler? For Big Papi? Either, neither, both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, I’d take Butler… Or either…

  30. Which side my man (keeper mixed points league). HanRam/Jesus Montero or Mat Latos/Billy Butler

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @MetalManic, I’m clearly not Grey, but this has to be the Hanley side…and I don’t think it’s even close.

  31. mc serch says:
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    Morning All! How we feeling about starting Bass today at Mets? Stick with Hodgepadre Petco-only rule, or expand to include Metco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mc serch, If you own him, you gotta start him at this point…

  32. MikeZ says:
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    Someone is offering me David Wright plus Lance Lynn for Braun in my 12 team 5×5 league. I don’t want Lynn, do you think Wright plus Napoli is fair for Braun or would you stand pat with braun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MikeZ, I wouldn’t trade Braun for Wright with a waiver wire throw-in…

  33. LVHawk says:
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    Somebody did cut Rios in my league. Rios or Matt Adams for a UTIL slot in 5×5?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LVHawk, Rios

  34. PitchersAndHoes says:
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    @grey
    Also got offered Brandon Beachy for Adam Jones. I’d be getting Beachy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PitchersAndHoes, I’d want Jones

  35. AA says:
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    Lincecum and Heyward for Adam Jones in a keeper league?

    • Cheese

      Cheese says:
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      @AA, I would definitely want the Heyward side…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AA, Jones, it’s fair…

  36. Purewater says:
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    How would you rank these 2B ROY: Espinosa, Kendrick and Infante?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Purewater, Espinosa, Infante

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey, Wow…Kendrick has been that bad huh.

  37. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    start or bench morrow @ tex?

    and i’ve had him riding the bench for a month or so now, but what do yall think about lincecum @ mia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThePoonTycoon, I’d start Lincecum and bench Morrow…

  38. Cheese

    Cheese says:
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    Who would you rather take a flier on? Gordon Beckham or Neil Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cheese, Beckham

  39. CleaningMyDojo! says:
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    What do you think about Trading Haren and getting Latos and G. Floyd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CleaningMyDojo!, Eh

  40. K!cks says:
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    Mitch Moreland or Boesch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @K!cks, Moreland

  41. Jamiehov says:
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    Thanks for the Anibal explanation. Was wondering what happened, looked like he was cruising early

    With Berkman out I need 2 of these for of and util, who do u guys prefer??

    Boesch
    Matt Adams
    Harper
    Rios
    Venable

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jamiehov, No problem… Rios, Harper

  42. Bob says:
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    I’d like to suggest you move the “Creeper of the Week” feature to Sunday afternoon or evening. That way you could pick up the player for the upcoming week including Monday. Although I suppose it wouldn’t have mattered this week since Venable did not even start Monday (or was pulled early, didn’t follow the game)…

    Plus, it could only increase pageviews I’d imagine.

    I suppose it doesn’t matter if you can make a move and play that player the same day, but that is not the case in any of my leagues.

    Great site, funny as ever. Thanks for the great content on a daily basis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob, Thanks! You can pick up players day of in ESPN… Sunday doesn’t really work for the Creeper for the site either…

  43. Jack says:
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    Would you drop Lahair for Morneau? I’ve been trying to trade LaHair, but nobody is interested.

    • Jack says:
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      @Jack,

      nevermind…somebody already picked him up

  44. xopchipili says:
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    SP question for my 14 team 6×6 (K/BB, QS instead of W).

    Been rolling with Bedard as my last SP, but his inability to go more than 5 innings is killing me in QS.

    Big Z is on the wire, and I mostly believe he’s got it back together, though I’m afraid he’ll blow up my K/BB. Other options are Jerome Williams, Wade Miley, Wei Yin Chen, Westbrook, Arroyo…bleh. Make a switch? Or maybe just stream with that slot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @xopchipili, Z

  45. Eddie says:
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    What do you guys think about this Wil Myers kid? Is he worth the hype? And, if so, is he going to be a Junebug or more of a Aug/Sept thing? Thanks!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Eddie, yes, I think he’s worth the hype. I’m about ready to pick him up in my 16 Team H2H Keeper. He’s got great pop. Plus he’s catcher-eligible in Yahoo and he plays the OF. I got a feeling he’ll be up in June. He’s kind of like Rizzo, he has nothing left to prove in the minors. All he’s done is rake. Some guys compare his power to that of one Giancarlo Stanton. I haven’t personally seen him in action, but it is reported that he hit a 500+ foot bomb the other night.

  46. Art Vandelay says:
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    What do you think about flipping Moustakas for Tex?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Art Vandelay, I’d take Tex.

  47. Brian says:
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    I was offered Ichiro and Morneau for Fielder. Simple points league, already have Votto, just using Fielder as DH. Could use the OF help, currently have Cutch, BJ Upton, Pence and Pagan.

    Thoughts?

    • chunk says:
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      @Brian, Keep Fielder especially in a pts league. In general, try to be the guy getting the best player in 2 for 1s. Your outfield looks fine unless its a 6 team league. Drop Pagan when he cools off for the next hot blehtado.

  48. Project_badass says:
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    12-team 5×5 roto league, 4 keepers (lose the round they were drafted)

    Which side would you take?

    A: Heyward (costs a 7th round pick in 2013, 6th round in 2014, 5th round in 2015) and Jennings (costs a 23rd round pick in 2013, 22nd round in 2014)

    B: Giancarlo Stanton (costs a 4th round pick in 2013, 3rd round pick in 2014)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project_badass, A

  49. Hooverville says:
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    Hey Grey-

    Some schmowak in my fantasy league dropped Yadier Molina. Its a 10-team league but has pretty shallow benches. I’m currently holding onto Trevor Bauer and Rizzo (its a keeper league too). I have Wieters at catcher now, but that dude has been scuffling a bit. Is it worth dropping Bauer for Molina and just letting Wieters ride the pine til he figures it out, I’m just average in SP’ing. QS & K’s league. I really hate carrying 2-catchers on my team but Molina might be worth it. Just curious about what the moustache thinks.

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hooverville, Drop Bauer

  50. Steven says:
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    You have a thing against De Aza? Had a granny yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, Didn’t he go 1-for-5?

      • Steven says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, so? It’s a granny.

  51. Justin says:
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    Which side would you rather have here:

    I give: Heyward/Lester/Latos
    I get: Verlander/ Choo/ R. delgado

    16 Team Keeper League- 7×7 (BB, XBH, QS, L)- 16 Keepers

    C- McCann, Hundley
    1B- Votto, Dunn
    2B- Cano, Altuve
    SS- Alexi Ramierz
    3B- Zimmerman, Chipper
    LF- Braun
    CF- Ellsbury, Newenheuis, Dyson
    RF- J. Upton Viciedo
    UTIL- Heyward

    SP- Lester, Kershaw, Hamels, Cain, Latos, Jurrjens, Arrieta, Detwiler

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Justin, I’d keep Heyward. You’re just getting more pitching which you have already.

      • Justin says:
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        @WhineSpritzer,
        my goal is to get the most reliable SP i can, Of which verlander is prob the most reliable. I dont think im losing much offense going from heyward to choo. Lester is worrying me alittle as he has seemed to regress a bit each of the last couple years.

        • WhineSpritzer says:
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          @Justin, Lester’s not your ace. Why worry about him when you have Kershaw, Cain, Hamels, Latos? As a keeper, I’d much rather have Heyward than Choo. But that’s just me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin, I agree with above… You’re trading for the wrong thing… If you’re trading Heyward in a keeper, get a bat if you have Kershaw… You don’t need him and Verlander…

    • Yankees2012 says:
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      @Justin,
      If you don’t mind me chiming in, I must say that is one damn good team for a 16 Team League. That is better than my team in our 12 Team League. I would like to see what some of the other 15 Teams look like. Nicely done.

  52. MattTruss223 says:
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    Ozzie Guillen rant:

    How in the world do you construct a line-up that causes you to PINCH FREAKING HIT for your clean-up hitter when you’re down big, have the bases loaded and 1 out? This is mind-boggling to me; if you’re pinch-hitting for the guy, obviously you don’t have confidence in him regardless of match-up, then why is he in arguably the biggest spot in the line-up!? Then of course the pinch-hitter pops out to shortstop, meanwhile Giancarlo is hitting 450 foot bombs and generally being a heartthr…errr, beast and doubles in some runs. Huh? Between Ozzie, Davey, Dusty and Robin, my head might explode this year. That doesn’t even include Joe Maddon batting Pena leadoff and Drew Sutton clean-up! AGGGH!

    That feels better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss223, Yeah, I talked about this the other day… It’s insane…

  53. Mzyptlk says:
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    Drop Kendrick for Lowrie, Cozart, E. Johnson or Kipnis? Not looking for a particular stat just best all around ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mzyptlk, Lowrie

  54. Diamond Jim Gentile says:
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    Better DL stash in a H2H points league (5 point save, 3 point hold): Robertson or Storen?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Diamond Jim Gentile, Storen.

  55. TheBravesWear Prado says:
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    Dirks or Alonso?

    I’ve got Mike Adams at 1B but assume I should drop for Rizzo if possible when he’s called up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheBravesWear Prado, Dirks… I’d go with Rizzo over Adams if he’s called up…

  56. Ryan says:
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    I am in a 20 team h2h dynasty league. I was offered Yu Darvish for my Ubaldo and Jason Motte. Do I take this deal and run?

    c jp arencibia
    1b prince fielder
    2b neil walker
    ss yunel escobar
    3b miguel cabrera
    inf chris johnson
    lf carlos lee
    cf jarrod dyson
    rf justin upton
    of vernon wells
    util tony campana
    bn travis snider
    bn peter bourjos
    bn ryan lavernway
    Bn miguel Sano
    dl carl crawford
    dl evan longoria

    sp clayton kershaw
    sp jason hammel
    sp cliff lee
    sp jon lester
    rp jason motte
    rp matt thorton
    rp matt capps
    p ubaldo jimenez
    p scott downs
    p aaron harang
    bn brad peacock
    bn garrett richards
    bn brian matusz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, Yup

  57. Booya says:
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    Lahair or Rios at util?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Booya, Rios

      • Booya says:
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        @Grey, Lahair droppable at this point then? …12 team H2H only 3OF , no CI, and 1 util

  58. Van Hammersly says:
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    Gray:

    Who would you rather have in a 12-team H2H keeper league through the 2015 season: Harper or Bruce? thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Van Hammersly, Bruce

  59. Super Bass says:
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    Holy crap. Heartspark Stealsign for Evercab? You wrote that just to watch the reference fly over people’s heads, didn’t you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe… Pretty much…

  60. chunk says:
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    I want to trade 2 of Howard, Rizzo, Middlebrooks, and Adams for a SP. Which two would you want to trade and what kind of pitcher should I go after? Scherzerish?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, I’d start higher than that… Anibalish…

      • chunk says:
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        Thanks, psyched for the buy/sell

      • chunk says:
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        @Grey, how about adams/middlebrooks for Sale?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @chunk, I’d take Sale

  61. Pokey Reese says:
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    “40 Minute Commute From Los Angeles”

    What secret tunnel are you driving through? I can only assume it goes through Wee Britain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pokey Reese, Ha!

      • charlie hustler says:
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        You’re going to have to expect hop-ons.

  62. Wilsonian says:
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    Which side:

    A) Grandy/Beckham
    B) Kipnis/Middlebrooks

    16 Team H2H Keeper.

    C- Doumit
    1B- Adams
    2B- Kipnis
    3B- Lawrie
    SS- Tulo
    OF- Stanton
    OF- Jones
    OF- Stubbs
    UTIL- Reddick
    UTIL- Middlebrooks
    BN- Viciedo
    BN- Rizzo
    BN- Myers
    DL- Reynolds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, A

  63. Turk Wendell says:
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    You seem to have moved on from Kendrick. Any hope he starts turning it around (or moves up in the order!)?

    Or are you dropping him for waiver wire leftovers? Galvis? Beckham? Falu? Ugh, not sure I wanna hear the answer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, No, I’m not dropping him for those guys… Someone asked if they should drop him for Lowrie… If Lowrie’s around in their league, they should drop Kendrick…

      • Turk Wendell says:
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        @Grey, Gotcha. thanks!

  64. crock says:
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    Seager or elliot johnson at ss?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @crock, Johnson

  65. DjlanceRauch says:
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    Would you trade Trout for Dunn or Freeman in a 10 team keeper? Currently dealing with Hosmer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DjlanceRauch, Nope

      • DjlanceRauch says:
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        @Grey, How about Stanton?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @DjlanceRauch, Trade Trout for Stanton? Yes

  66. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, Two questions:

    1- Would you start Kennedy vs MIL? (I always tend to start my pitchers unless they are back end guys)

    2- Drop Venters for Rios or Frenchy?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz, 1. Yup 2. Frenchy

  67. AA says:
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    Pick the top 5 as keepers: Miggy, Cano, Beltre, Lawrie, Trout, Lincecum, Heyward.

    I’m looking to move a couple of these guys to get a better keeper back in return. Who would you recommend I package together for Pujols, Bautista or Adam Jones?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AA, Miggy, Cano, Lawrie, Trout, Heyward… Beltre/Lincecum for one?

      • AA says:
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        @Grey, Is Pujols worth Lincecum, Lawrie, and Heyward if I would have only been able to keep Lawrie anways? I’ll have Miggy, Pujols, Cano, Trout and Beltre as my keepers. How many years does Beltre have left of 30 HR, 100 RBI play?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s a lot for Pujols.. Not sure Beltre even gets those stats this year…

          • AA says:
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            @Grey, I agree its a lot for Pujols but if I am keeping Miggy, Cano, and Trout for sure, that means I only have 2 spots left for Lincecum, Lawrie, Beltre, and Heyward. I’m thinking I’d be better off using 2 or 3 of these guys, (that aren’t performing and that I will lose), to get Pujols before I lose them and before Pujols blows up. I respect your opinion…do you think Lawrie is the better keeper option then Beltre?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Lawrie is better than Beltre…

              • AA says:
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                @Grey, Thanks for all the info.

  68. Scherzer’s usually off again on again, but would you start him against Minnesota? They’ve been hitting better lately, as we’ve seen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, I would

  69. later tater says:
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    loved the podcast – allegedly!

    HeRun is just too funny

    now for q’s:

    not feeling comfy with 3b middlebrooks (like him, but do we trust valentine to start him every day?) should i try to flip my util/bench cuddyer for a-rod or another solid 3b as backup?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @later tater, Thanks! Yeah, try and get A-Rod…

  70. FillyP says:
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    Ugh, f’in creeper !!

    1) Cozart or Venable

    2) Start/Sit:
    Hammel vs KC (career 6+ ERA vs Royals)
    Cueto vs Col

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FillyP, Cozart… Start, Start

  71. Wolfpack says:
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    Can you rank Span, Rios, Tabata, Fowler?? (10 Team ROTO)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wolfpack, Rios, Span…

  72. whampwhamp says:
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    @grey who would you go with pick one. gallardo@arizona, leste vs tampa or peavy vs clevland. Crazy that peavy is in there but this is the world we live in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @whampwhamp, Gallardo

  73. HotRod says:
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    Start Jerome Williams @ SEA and/or Maholm @ Pit Sat? Streamers obviously…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HotRod, Jerome

  74. RTP says:
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    Everyday OF spot best option: Scott, Boesch, Moreland, Rios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RTP, Scott

  75. Hooverville says:
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    Thanks for the response on the previous question. Follow up-

    In the vacuumiest of vacuums which side do you want:
    Reyes/Butler
    OR
    AGonz/Wieters/Seager

    This vacuum is also a keeper league.

    Thanks again!

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Hooverville, Reyes side. I think AGonz is overrated and his best years behind him.

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Hooverville, AGonz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hooverville, A-Gon, it’s fair…

  76. Moscowitz says:
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    Sorry Grey, forgot this one:

    Will Venters turn things around? Does he have a problem with his elbow or shoulder? I am hesitant to drop him for Frenchy because i play in a holds league and a healthy Venter is as much worthy as a Nr. 1 or 2 Closer.

    Thanks

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Moscowitz, as worthy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz, I’d grab Frenchy

  77. herschel says:
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    @Grey: need to start two of these four for next week in a weekly roto league. which two do you like?

    arroyo (@pit, @hou)
    marcum (vs pit, @lad)
    latos (@hou)
    dempster (vs sd)

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @herschel, Last two

  78. B.o.B says:
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    Is Kendrick even worth hanging onto anymore in a 10 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Depends on options…

  79. nightpandas says:
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    bench spot: Myers or Viciedo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Viciedo

  80. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, I’m about 25 innings ahead of pace in a 5×5 12 team mixer. Tomorrow I’ve got bumgarner at miami, sherzer at the twinkies and paulino at baltimore. Are you starting paulino? I’ve got to start Sherzer, right? Or is he just going to implode like he usually does after he takes a good turn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alcesto, I’d start all three…

  81. Grey's da man! says:
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    would you trade something like kendrick and pence for giancarlo or cargo- something along those lines?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Yes but I don’t think the other guy would go for it.

  82. Grey's da man! says:
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    in a matchup where era and whip are both very low and close to my opponent, would you start gallardo tonight at AZ (count W’s and L’s as well)

    • Grey

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

  83. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, another questions, how much more do you like BJ Upton than Desmond Jennings (what kind of player would make up the difference?)? And how much more worse will Mike Trouts numbers be than either of those guys?

  84. WhineSpritzer says:
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    Which side?
    CJ Wilson and Pence
    or
    Braun

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, If Wilson above, what about replacing with Morrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, Braun, but it’s fair… I’d prefer to give Morrow…

      • WhineSpritzer says:
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        @Grey, Yeah I’m the one trying to get Braun and I’d rather give Morrow too. I’ll start there. Thanks.

  85. Zeke says:
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    I know I should just shoot myself for getting into this shituation, but would you rather have Doumit or AJ Ellis at catcher ROS? 12 team points league.

    Do you think it would be worth trying to buy low on a guy like Avila, or do you think he’s done now that pitchers figured out he can’t hit the off speed stuff?

    Thanks

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Zeke, Doumit “IF” healthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeke, Doumit… I’d trade Doumit or Ellis for Avila… I wouldn’t buy him for much more…

      • Zeke says:
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        @Grey, Thanks Fellas.

  86. Wilsonian says:
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    Can you rank these guys for a UTIL spot:

    Kelly Jo, Hardy, Rios, Cespedes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Rios

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, shit that was fast!!

        So if I had Hardy and Kelly Jo, would it be time to cut bait on Kelly and snag Rios?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, I’d hold…

  87. L-Boogie says:
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    If they both got called up today, Wil Myers or Rizzo?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie, Rizzo

  88. bean says:
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    Is your thought on Lincecum starting @ MIA today based on the park and a banged up Marlins team?

    Guy gives me the same feeling as “Sushi Buffet” or all you can eat Indian food.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bean, Ha! Based on the park…

  89. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Mauer was put on waivers and I grabbed him this week, I already have Avila. Which one would you rather stick with for the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, Mauer

  90. El Gato says:
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    Looking to deal for OF help – would you trade Michael young to get his brother from another mother Krispie Young?

    Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @El Gato, I would…

  91. Boomer19 says:
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    Wigginton or Frazier at 3rd next week? ROS? Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boomer19, Frazier…Wiggy… You too!

  92. herschel says:
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    @Grey: Rios or Frenchy? 12 team mixed roto.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @herschel, Frenchy

  93. Grey

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

  94. wilsmithsomiam says:
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    Quentin, Reimold or Wells for an empty DL spot?

    Drop any of Ike, Ackley or Dee Gordon for Rizzo?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reimold… Ike…

  95. Prezii says:
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    Rios or morneau? I would say ROS but cmon…. Morneau lastin all season? Id rather take my chances in chernobyl…..

    Happy friday !!

  96. Grey's da man! says:
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    wilhelmson or strop for saves?

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