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I’ve been asked to take over for Dan Pants today.  He must be on a bender or something.  Or maybe he’s getting that vasectomy he’s been talking about.  Anyways, it looks like there is a new rivalry in town.  Tampa and Boston are quickly overthrowing the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry.  Two fights in, two separate games in under two weeks.  David Price hit David Ortiz in the first inning, and then Mike Carp a few innings later.  Somehow Price wasn’t ejected, even though there were warnings issued after the first beaning.  The Sox had four ejections: two managers, a coach, and Brandon Workman (who threw behind Evan Longoria after the first two HBPs).  Still, the Sox managed to win 3-2 in 10 innings.  If you own players on either team, be on the lookout for suspensions.  Here’s what else happened throughout the league Friday evening:

Ian Desmond – 1-for-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI.  It doesn’t seem like much, but his home run put the Nats ahead for good.  It’s nice to see Desmond hitting though.

Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 0 ER, 9 K.  He looked pretty good out there.  The runs he gave up were unearned because of an error.  Outside of that one inning, Stras was basically lights out.

Ricky Nolasco – 6 IP, 7 H, 4 BB, 1 ER, 3 K.  Sure he only gave up one run, but he almost had a 2.00 WHIP.  He just got lucky stranding batters.  I trust him as much as I trust a 95 year old woman to catch me in a trust-fall.

Vidal Nuno – 6.2 IP, 7 H, 0 BB, 4 ER, 6 K.  His stat line looks worse than Nolasco’s, but he really just got unlucky.  He gave up three bombs.  I still wouldn’t buy into him yet.

Oswaldo Arcia – He’s back baby!  His injury is no longer nagging him.  In the five games since returning from the DL, he has four singles, three doubles, and two homers.  Pick him up while you can.  He was one of my favorite sleepers at the beginning of the season.

Eric Hosmer – 0-for-4, 2 K.  Hosmer isn’t living up to our expectations, which is a bummer.  He didn’t start hitting homers until the second half last year, so there’s still some hope.

Lorenzo Cain – 3-for-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI.  Cain continues his hot streak.  He’s hitting an unreal .339 on the season.  I doubt he’ll keep it up, but you should get aboard the Cain-Train while it’s still rolling.

Billy Butler – 3-for-4, 3 R.  He’s down, but not out.  So he got thrown from right field, big whoop.  He’s still near and dear to our hearts.

Alex Gordon – 1-for-2, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 SB.  Slow starts be damned, the kid’s still got it.  Are they kids if they’re 30?  Sure his stolen base was off a botched pickoff throw, but it still counts.

Jose Bautista – 2-for-3, 1 HR.  I didn’t like him going into this year…guess he’s proving me wrong.  Oh well.

Corey Kluber – He is one of my favorite players this year.  He even tied the Indians record with 60 K in a month after his 12 K’s tonight.  Buy, buy, buy.

Cody Allen – 1 IP, 2 K, SV.  Allen picked up his second save last night, and it was a clean inning.  If he can keep this up, John Axford might be permanently out of the closer role.

Carlos Gonzalez – 1-for-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI.  Don’t doubt the talent.  He can smash the ball when he’s healthy.  Buy low.

Charlie Blackmon – One of the biggest surprises this year.  He made a beautiful catch in the fifth inning which saved a run.  Good defense will help him hold onto his spot in the lineup.  Corey Dickerson is making a run for a full time position.

Michael Cuddyer – 0-for-4.  I don’t trust him to keep his average up.  Last year was a fluke.  He is more of a high .200s hitter, although hitting in Colorado has its perks.

George Springer – 0-for-4.  Send him back down to AAA!  He’s washed up.  But for realsies, Springer is looking good.  We know the potential is there.  His price is likely to only go up.

Matt Dominguez – 1-for-3, 1 2B, 1 R.  Totally underrated player.  Worthy of rostering in most deep leagues, especially ones with IF or CI slots.  He’s probably available in your league.  Have fun.

Jose Altuve – 1-for-4, 1 SB.  He just keeps hitting, and he leads the AL in hits.  He is currently on a nine game hit streak.  It looks like a good time to sell high to me.

Brett Oberholtzer – 7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER.  That’s a great game, especially against the Orioles.  I wouldn’t expect him to keep this up.

David Price – I had to write about him after my article praised him more than Mother Teresa.  Two HBP, zero ejections.  He also went 7 IP with 2 ER and 6 K.  Maybe there was some merit to what I wrote?  Math is great…isn’t it?

Xander Bogaerts – 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI.  A highly touted prospect doing well?  I never would’ve guessed!  The kid looks good.  I can definitely call him a kid.

Travis Wood – Milwaukee “wauk”-ld all over Travis tonight. He got roughed up for five runs in the first inning.  His end line was 2.2 IP, 10 H, 7 ER.  Not his best day.  He should see better ones, but he is still just a spot starter.

Khris Davis – He continues to hit.  He is currently on an eight game hitting streak, during which time he has four homers.  I’m glad people gave up on him earlier in the season so I could snatch him up.  His price probably went up a bit during this last week though.

Ryan Braun – 3-for-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI.  The Hebrew Hammer still has it.  He has thirteen hits in the past week.  The injury risk is there still, but he seems to be getting over it.

Rickie Weeks – He still plays?  Sometimes he even plays well!  He went 3-for-4 tonight with 2 RBI.  Somehow he is hitting .321 on the season…which probably has to do with his paltry 78 AB this year.

Adam Wainwright – Waino got blown out tonight, going 4.1 IP, 8 H, 7 ER.  Los Gigantes ran all over him tonight.  It’s one bad start amongst a plethora of good ones.  Hopefully you had the foresight to sit him tonight.  Although I wouldn’t do that again.

Madison Bumgarner – 7 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 10 K.  My man Maddy Bum showed up Waino tonight.  He had been looking shaky in the beginning of the year, but he is picking up steam now.  Choo choo!  All aboard the Bumgarner Express.

Hunter Pence – 2-for-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI.  To all of those who stuck through Pence’s early season woes, your suffering is being alleviated.  Pence went yard, way yard.  Buy him if you can.

Pablo Sandoval – 2-for-5.  After a disappointing start to the season, Sandoval is absolutely mashing.  Over the past fifteen days, Sandoval is holding an 11/6/16/.373 line.  He is among the top five batters over that time.

Angel Pagan – 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI.  Pagan came out of the gate running in April, and he hasn’t slowed down much all season.  He is looking to be one of the best pickups this year…not that I said that or anything

Matt Holliday – 0-for-2.  Holliday keeps disappointing owners.  Maybe his age is finally catching up to him.  His power is seemingly non-existent, and his average is down.  Is this the end for Holliday?  Possibly.

Tom Koehler – 7 IP, 3 ER.  Not a terrible outing for him.  If they took him out after five innings, he wouldn’t have given up any runs, but that’s not how it worked out unfortunately.  But he is a part of the reason the Marlins are in second, and only one game down on the Braves.

Julio Teheran – He keeps stringing good starts together: 7.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 5 K.  I regret trading him in a league or two now.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI.  It’s just more Stanton being Stanton.  I wish I drafted him now.  Stanton is finally living up to the hype.

Jason Grilli – Grilli Cheese it back!  He got a 1-2-3 inning and picked up a save.  He should be good to go for the future, but you might want to hold Mark Melancon as a handcuff.

Josh Donaldson – 3-for-4, 2 HR, 3 R, 4 RBI.  It was a big day for JD, and it’s been a big season for him thus far.  Just like Joey Bats, I misjudged him this year.  You’re looking at the best third basemen in baseball.

Garrett Richards – 0.2 IP, 5 ER.  Not his best day, that’s for sure.  He should be good for the future though.  He’s a good sleeper option.

Devin Mesoraco – 2-for-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI.  I had high hopes for Devin at the beginning of the year, but then he hit the DL twice this season.  The good news is that he has been hitting well during his limited playing time.  He is still a great sleeper option, especially in deeper leagues.

Oh…and I hope you all know the first rule of Fight Club.

 

Jeremy is a contributor for Razzball Baseball. He had a last name, but he lost it in ‘Nam.  You can follow the soldier of misfortune on twitter @Jeremy_Razzball, just don’t trigger his flashbacks.

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  1. JWray says:
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    You don’t talk about fight club…..!!!

  2. Edward Scherzer Hands says:
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    Drop eaton or Calhoun for Arica? 12 team h2h obp keeper league. Thanks!

  3. anybody rolling out Dallas Keuchel today against the O’s?

    • jordan73 says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: I’m putting him out there. He’s been awesome on the road this year, and Baltimore’s only hitting .251 vs lefties on the season. S-o-N isn’t thrilled with this start, but I’m just going to take the chance anyway.

        • jordan73 says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: Sorry, reading’s hard when you haven’t had your coffee yet. Yeah, I’m still taking the chance.

    • bjfg says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: I’m not but a bad start is more damaging H2H than a great start is beneficial for me this week.

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: You can. Orioles only have 4 batters hitting over .300 in the past 7 days, and one of those only has 6 AB. most of their regulars are slumping. It’s basically “How much damage will Nelson Cruz do today?”,

  4. I traded the Hebrew Hammer for Harper, put Harper on the DL and scooped up Oscar Taveres, in a 10 team 8 keeper league. I was going to stream Hutch today, but see he was pushed back for Stroman to come up. Do you think Stroman would be a decent streamer today against KC? My other options are Skaggs, Chris Young, Milone, Rienzo, McCarthy, deGrom, Petit, Franklin Morales, Kendrick, Turner, or Correia. Thanks!

  5. Kyle H says:
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    Who’s going to be better ROS? Heyward or Holliday?

    • JFK says:
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      @Kyle H: Heyward for me…Holliday’s floor is dropping, and taking the ceiling with it.

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @Kyle H: Holliday is still going to better I think. He has 30 R and 28 RBI through 54 games. That’s still good for 90/86 if you extrapolate the entire year. It helps him to have that great lineup around him. If you need steals or home runs (never thought I’d say that) though, go Heyward.

  6. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Are you buying low on J Bruce or are you worried? In a 10 team 5×5 categories non keeper league would you accept this trade or am I giving too much?

    I give C Santana, G Polanco, and Z Britton for J Bruce

    Mesoraco would be my catcher.

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @Wacha Wacha: He looks to be pulling a Billy Butler. Higher GB rates, lower FB rates, and walking more. Low BABIP should help rebound his average. He is making worse contact, and swinging at fewer pitches inside the zone. Maybe he needs to get his eyes checked. But that sounds like a deal on Bruce if he can turn things around. It’s basically Santana and two waiver pickups for Bruce. Non keeper helps your case.

  7. Shin Soo Choo Train says:
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    Francisco Liriano gets a big ol’ sonofabench!

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @Shin Soo Choo Train: He did well. I still don’t like him. I know Grey ranked him as a top 20 pitcher. I marked him as undraftable (his price was going to be too high for my expected production).

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jeremy: you must’ve not noticed that Grey’s ranking was completely opposite that of the two major sites ranking of liriano, espn and yahoo. they had him like 70 or more slots lower, so you could’ve ended up with him, even if you didn’t particularly have him so high.

  8. David says:
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    Marte or Desmond ROS and for next year?

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @David: I’m assuming we’re talking Jennings here. I’d take Marte if you need average/OBP. I’d take Desmond in any other case.

      • Jeremy

        Jeremy says:
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        @Jeremy: Let me rephrase. Marte only wins in AVG. I take back my OBP statement.

  9. BERK says:
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    I enjoy your write-ups and the excellent advice! Just wanted to say that.

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @BERK: Thanks! Can’t let my adoring fans down.

  10. peejer says:
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    i have bruce jennings eaton with polanco on my bench—-W Meyers is on the wire as well

    ESPN (ops )H2H 12 team

    I like meyers and need to “see” polanco be worthy of a starting spot—

    do I dump any of thses guys for meyers?

      • Jeremy

        Jeremy says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: What this guy said. Eaton had his streak, Maybe in a year or two Eaton will be the guy we want him to be. Right now he isn’t.

  11. CadeWTM says:
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    Jeremy, Grey, Razzball nation: I play in a 9×9 keeper league with 2b,3b, K, OPS, L, Holds, K/BB, and QS in addition to the traditional 5×5 cats. I currently own Ozuna and Viciedo but Arcia and Khris Davis are on the wire (bullpens are stacked leading to a plentiful hitting wire). If you could own any two of the four, which would you choose going forward?

    • EnglishMetsFan says:
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      @CadeWTM: Arcia and Davis

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @CadeWTM: Definitely not Viciedo. Probably Arcia and Davis. I do like Ozuna, although I think the other two will give you more immediate results.

  12. Jay

    Jay says:
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    His name was Robert Paulson…

    • EnglishMetsFan says:
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      @Jay: His name was ROBERT PAULSON

    • Newleaf says:
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      @Jay: in death, we have a name…

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @Jay: No, this is Patrick.

  13. Amazing Spider A;s says:
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    who to have for ROS: Oswaldo Arcia or Domninck Brown

    thanks!

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @Amazing Spider A;s: I was just about the only person who didn’t like Dom Brown coming into this season. I’ll stick to my guns, Arcia.

  14. JFK says:
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    Tired of sitting on potential and contemplating a swap for production AND potential – my Crush Davis + Adam Jones for Jose Abreu + Nelson Cruz giving away way too much?
    I know we’re on the cusp of summer and their bats are supposed to heat up, but there’s just too much week-to-week variance w/my guys and they’re consistently costing me cats in tight matchups; in fact, I’m not even sure the other manager would make this trade given the way Cruz is hitting right now and what Abreu was doing before he hit the DL.

    Open to any thoughts…thanks!

    • EnglishMetsFan says:
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      @JFK: I would not take that trade from your opponent’s perspective. Crush needs to heat up and quickly.

      • JFK says:
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        @EnglishMetsFan: Right? Tough when your 1st and 2nd rounders aren’t coming anywhere close to their billing. Guess I’ll send and cross my fingers…although, with the knowledge that Crush and Jones will start beasting the moment they leave my roster :P

    • Jeremy

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      @JFK: That’s a hard trade to get accepted. Cruz is playing like a top 5 player right now, and Abreu was until he got hurt. I don’t believe Davis is much more than Adam Dunn in sheep’s clothing. I do like Jones, but he doesn’t seem to be bringing it together either. I’d try to unload them separately.

  15. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Pollock,K.Davis or Cuddyer ROS

  16. Relsh says:
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    Who’s going to have a better 2014? Stroman or Gausman?

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @Relsh: Gausman if he gets the playing time.

  17. jack says:
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    2 More HR’s for Donaldson! Is Donaldson and S. Gray to much to pay for McCutchen?

    • JFK says:
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      @jack: I’d be hard-pressed to justify a straight-up swap of JD for Cutch with the way both are going right now.

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @jack: You shouldn’t be trading either of them.

      • jack says:
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        @Jeremy: Thanks. How about my Springer and Gray for McCutchen? I think both Gray will be good ROS but not this good. Selling high on both while McCutch is a buy low I hope. My pitching staff is awesome even without Gray and I’d like to pick up Alex Wood in place of Gray.

        • jack says:
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          @jack: Or, if my opponent doesn’t like that Springer and Gray for Votto, This is a OBP league by the way.

        • Jeremy

          Jeremy says:
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          @jack: I love Alex Wood, but he isn’t starting. Fredi isn’t a great manager. Springer/Gray is a much better offer for you.

          • jack says:
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            @Jeremy: Thanks again for your advice. I completed the Springer/Gray for McCutchen trade! Thats gotta be a win for me right? Now, I know Fredi isn’t great but at some point if he doesn’t move Wood into the rotation, the GM has to force him or the Braves will have him on an innings limit next year too. Thoughts on when they do it?

  18. Rock says:
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    stream Stroman or McCarthy today?

    • JFK says:
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      @Rock: SON likes McCarthy, and so do I :)

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @Rock: McCarthy is totally hit or miss. I know that the Jays game already started, so it’s kind of a moot point right now. But the Reds are having trouble hitting, so you can certainly try.

  19. Ryan says:
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    I’m in a 20 team dynasty league. Just just accepted a trade where I get taveras estrada roark for my profar wheeler cron. Kinda sucks losin cron but I think this is a must accept right? Was this a good move or did I overpay?

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @Ryan: I don’t like Profar, so I like your side more. Cron plays a non-premo position, so it’s not a huge loss.

  20. CeltFarmer McGoo says:
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    C.Blackmon , S.Marte, O Arcia or MLB super prospect O. Taveras? Which TWO are better to own in an ESPN 10 team standard league.

    • Jeremy

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      @CeltFarmer McGoo: Definitely not Taveras if it’s not a keeper. Hard to pass up Blackmon right now. I’ll also give it to Arcia. I love the guy.

      • Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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        @Jeremy: you’re really that high on Blackmon still? Guess that answers whether I should drop him to make room for Taveras. What about for Arcia?

          • Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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            @Jeremy: what’s your thoughts on Kemp or Myers? They going to turn it around? Trying to figure out who to cut for Taveras (hit a HR first game), and/or Arcia…. Got Myers, Kemp, Blackmon that are on my cut list..,

  21. Hofedge says:
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    Should I drop Mike Naploi for Oscar Tavares?

    Much Obliged!

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @Hofedge: He’s overrated in my book. It really depends how much you believe Taveras will get called up soon.

      • Jeremy

        Jeremy says:
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        @Jeremy: I realize that’s ambiguous. I meant Napoli is overrated.

  22. Kevin says:
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    Drop Mark Reynolds for Adam Lind in a 5X5 H2H? Still trying to absorb the Prince/Arenado injury exacta…

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @Kevin: Yeah, go for it. That’s a bummer to lose both.

  23. joe says:
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    soo are we starting bauer today?

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @joe: I don’t like him. Don’t think I’d ever answer yes to that question.

      • fitz says:
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        @Jeremy: uh oh

  24. Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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    Dozier or Wong ROS?

  25. bjfg says:
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    Great article!

    Arcia and Beltran are on the wire now.
    My OF/UTIL currently:
    Rios, Pollock, Ozuna, K Davis, Springer, Butler, J Bruce, W Myers.

    Would you drop Pollock or Ozuna for either of them? Or I could drop Liriano or Porcello?

    • Jeremy

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      @bjfg: You can drop both Pollock and Ozuna.

  26. Scooter G says:
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    Should I give J Abreu and Marte for A Jones in 10 team h2h 5×5 w/ OBP? Im really torn!

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @Scooter G: No. Jones hasn’t proven his worth.

  27. Sv hunting says:
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    Allen or Chamberlain?

    Thanks!

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @Sv hunting: Allen is closer in line for saves than Joba. Maybe that’s just a bitter Yankees fan talking though.

  28. Anthony says:
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    Good work Jeremy. Are you buying into a bounce back by Liriano after last nights good start?

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @Anthony: No. Go somewhere else for pitching.

  29. Kid A says:
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    Hi Jimmy. Great write up.

    I wish we were in a league together so you and I could be locked in a life and death struggle for 8th place.

    One has to dream. Maybe next year.

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @Kid A: Thanks. Maybe next year you could own McCarthy and Peralta, and I could wish that they both bombed their starts on the same day.

      • Kid A says:
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        @Jeremy: I am Jimmy’s complete lack of surprise.

      • Kid A says:
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        @Jeremy: Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from your hand?

  30. Kid A says:
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    Hey Jimmy. Nother question:

    Who is this “Player” fellow they called up in Saint Lou? Anything to see there?

    I appreciate your time.

    Oh, and one more thing.

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @Kid A: You know that’s not my name, right? :)

      Eh, I heard he’s okay. He’d be lucky to get above the batting equivalent of the Wandy line. Total hack if you ask me.

      I think his name is Oscar Mayer by the way.

      • Kid A says:
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        @Jeremy: I’ve never met you before. Apologies.

  31. nick the dick says:
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    So in my espn leagues its showing that taveras isn’t playing? Well he is so what’s the deal? Nice writeup by the way J

    • nick the dick says:
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      @nick the dick: taveras homer for first hit!! Where’s my stats?!

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @nick the dick: Well he just hit a homer, so there’s that.

  32. phennore says:
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    Which side

    Dexter Fowler & A.J. Ramos or Cishek?

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @phennore: Cishek.

  33. Scott says:
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    Dynasty league with full farm system. I have Cespedes. Should I take either of the below offers?

    I give Cespedes, a first round pick (likely top 30 prospect) and a second round pick (likely top 50 prospect)

    I get: Hanley Ramirez (Offer 1)

    I get: Ian Kinsler (Offer 2)

    Positional Scarcity isn’t too big for me since I have Desmond/Andrelton at SS and Altuve/Odor at 2B

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @Scott: You seem to be all set. Maybe the Hanley trade because Desmond is struggling. I don’t think you need to make the trade though.

      • Scott says:
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        Thanks Jeremy. Whats your general take on Kinsler and Cespedes? @Jeremy:

        • Jeremy

          Jeremy says:
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          @Scott: Are you looking for AVG/R or HR/RBI? Kinsler and Cespedes respectively. But I think Cespedes is on the way up and Kinsler is on the way down.

  34. Mr. Glass says:
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    im stuck and need a opinion other than my own im picking up a 2 start pitcher for next week and am stuck between Jaime Garcia, Zac k Wheeler, and Phelps im in a standard yahoo weekly points league

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @Mr. Glass: Garcia > Wheeler > Phelps. I think people forget that Garcia was pretty good before the injury.

  35. Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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    Who to drop to activate Taveras for my NA slot–Backmon, Kemp, Myers (my lower tier OF), Archer, McHugh (my lower tier SP)… Leaning towards McHugh, but dude has been legit lately…

  36. Yescheese says:
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    What’s up with Shea Simmons not in yahoo

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @Yescheese: You’d have to ask Yahoo. And it’s Shae.

      • Kid A says:
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        @Jeremy: May 31 is International Interpretive Moniker Day. Try and keep up, Jimmy.

  37. Henry says:
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    I have 5 closers right now (Uehara, Rodney, Doolittle, Mejia, Frieri) and am need of some starting pitching.

    Uehara, Rodney and Frazier for Sonny gray and Kluber fair? he has no closers and needs a 3b.

    Great write-up btw!

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @Henry: Thanks. I’d try it if you can get it. Good trade for both.

  38. Matt says:
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    Don’t sleep on Matt Holliday, come September watch him win a league or two.

  39. Mike says:
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    Drop Balfour for Cody Allen?

    • Jeremy

      Jeremy says:
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      @Mike: I wouldn’t. Drop someone else maybe?

  40. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Tight H2H matchup, I’m looking to hold leads in R (2), SB (1) and K (5); I need to take 1 to tie and 2 to win. I have 1 move left this week. On the pitching side, he has Sale and Samardzija going today, along with 2 closers. I have Gray, Miley and 4 closers. On the hitting side, I’m in danger of losing more starts from Cano and Myers, and have no bench bats.

    So, use that move on a SP–best bets for Ks available are Elias v Det, Bedard @ Bos and W. Chen @ Hou (fortunately, ratios and W don’t matter)–or on a R/SB bat like Wong, James Jones, Dyson or Cain?

    • Jeremy

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      @goodfold2: @Steve Stevenson: It’s really hard to guess when someone is going to get a steal or a run. But you really have almost no chance to out pitch Sale and Samardzija with anyone you pick up. Cain has been hot lately, but Dyson is more likely to get a steal.

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Jeremy: yeah i know. But because ratios and W don’t matter, I don’t need to outpitch sale and shark, i just need to make sure they don’t get 5 more Ks than my guys. And now cano and myers both definitely out.

        • Jeremy

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          @Steve Stevenson: By outpitch I meant out-strikeout. Sale/Shark will probably get 12-15 K’s at least. Gray/Miley is likely to fall short of that. Picking up an extra pitcher won’t put you over the top.

          • Steve Stevenson says:
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            @Jeremy: makes sense, thanks. I also figure his guys get 15 or so, but given my lead i was thinking i could come within 5. Even giving gray and miley 4 each (below their K/9), i’d need 3 or so from whoever i grab.

            • Steve Stevenson says:
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              @Steve Stevenson: Moss out again too–definitely grabbing a bat.

  41. Derrick says:
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    Getting trounced this week in my 12-team, standard 5X5, H2H league and it’s going to drop me to 8 games under .500 and I feel like I have a good team. This is what it looks like…

    C- Gomes
    1B – Pujols
    2B – Pedroia
    SS – Segura
    3B -Longoria
    OF – Bruce, Marte and Trout
    Util – Hosmer

    SP – Bailey, Cobb, Beckett, Eovaldi, Skaggs, Bauer, Lincecum and Roark.
    RP – Beilsario, Hawkins, Rodriguez, Frieri and Qualls

    Any weakness’ you would address? Trades? Stand pat?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    • Jeremy

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      @Derrick: Try to trade some of: Longo, Bruce, Marte, and Hosmer. You seem to have too many RP too, no need for Belisario and Qualls. You need better SP too. Cobb is your ace, and I think of him as more of a second string.

  42. Ryan says:
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    Do you think I should drop Lowrie for arcia heaney or Burnett somebody snagged taveras before me?Thanks

    • Jeremy

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      @Ryan: I’d hold onto Lowrie. I think a lot of good is going to come his way soon.

      • Ryan says:
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        @Jeremy: Cool will do thanks for the input

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