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Ernesto Frieri got the save yesterday in the 11th inning, but Downs came on in the 9th in a tie game.  On one hand, teams hold back their closer in a tie game in away games, in case they get the lead.  On the other hand, sometimes whoever pitches the ninth is the closer.  On a third lesser known hand that is actually a mitten on a doorknob, maybe Downs just came in to face two lefties and stayed in for Gomes.  On a fourth lesser known hand that is actually a hand spraypainted onto a dolphin, there is no fourth lesser known hand spraypainted onto a dolphin; c’mon, man, that’s just cruel.  On a fifth lesser known hand that is actually a giant hand-shaped pinata, The Sciosciapath is managing all of this, so if he sees Frieri get the save, Frieri could be the man.  If Frieri is out there, I’d grab him.  I still think Downs is in the mix.  Walden’s droppable outside of deep leagues.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Marco Estrada – To the DL with a right hip flexor injury.  Chubby Checker just shuddered.

Jonathon Lucroy – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  If Lucroy’s a New Orleans name, I’m drinking the Bourbon!  If Lucroy’s a French name, I’m kissing his momma cause I like cougars!  If Lucroy is short for Lucuriousgeorge, then call me a monkey!  Oh, and I like Lucroy.

Jarrod Parker – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, to lower his ERA to 3.38.  Sure, he was facing a struggling offensive team in a hitter’s park… But other than the Rangers, that’s his entire division.

Jonathon Niese – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  On Tuesday, the Pirates were beat by Dickey, and the day before they beat Johan (though those seem reversed in more than one way).  Yesterday, the Pirates lost by a nose.  If you throw out The Nose’s two worst starts, he has a 2-something ERA.  What’s that, you can’t throw out those starts?  Tell your leaguemates fiddle faddle, I gave you permission.  In the preseason, I liked Niese, and still do.  Solid Ks, and looks like a number five to six fantasy starter.  Then from the side, he looks like a 2.  Get another nose job, man!

Troy Tulowitzki – 2-for-4 with his 2nd homer in the last three games.  Better hang onto your hatwitzki, Tulo’s about to take his owners for a ride of about 15 homers in the next month, which will end in a 15-day DL stint.

Ricky Romero – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks in Tampa Bay.  Hopefully, he does better when he returns on June 2nd.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, tying Ryan Zimmerman’s last two years combined.  I will now take Morpheus’s blue pill.

Kevin Millwood – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks to lower his ERA to 3.72.  On April 12th, I compared Millwood to Bartolo, saying, “You know Bartolo Colon with his sneaky 4-ish ERA in a pitchers’ park?  That’s Millwood.  I call them AL-Only guys that you don’t want to own, but someone’s got to.  I never said it was pithy.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Going into yesterday’s game, Millwood had a 4.17 ERA; Colon had 4.09.  Colon has 38 Ks, Millwood has 37.  Colon’s WHIP 1.28; Millwood’s 1.29.  For my next trick, I will pull Ryan Zimmerman’s head out of his ass.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-4 with his 4th homer.  He hadn’t done anything since his 2 homer game, so I dropped Frazier and didn’t even say cheers, but I still like him as a corner man for power in deep leagues if you can handle the low average.

Daniel Bard – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks.  I wouldn’t own Bard outside of AL-Only leagues.  Grey Albright:  The Chancellor of the Enthusiasm Chequer.

Daniel Nava – 2-for-3 with his 2nd homer.  He’s worth picking up, but he’s nothing but a hot schmotato.  Sorry, I’m a non-beNava’r.  Ouch!  Sorry, just hurt myself trying to squeeze that one in.

Alfredo Aceves – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, his 11th save while lowering his ERA to 4.15.  Some of his owners who dropped him after his horrendous April are screaming, “‘Fredo, you betrayed me!”

Scott Podsednik – 2-for-3 with a homer.  I know exactly how the Red Sox feel today.  Last week I picked up Brian Dozier and that day he hit a home run.  Yay!  Then he went 0-for-a-week.  Don’t revel in it, Red Sox, it wears off.

Nick Johnson – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and 2 homers.  Or 3 homers by Scott Podsednick Johnson, if you play in a Sniglet league.

Xavier Avery – 2-for-5 with a steal.  I’m guessing Xavery is gonna be in Friday’s Buy/Sell.  We’ll have to wait to see what Pre-Holiday Weekend Grey’s got in store.

Matt Wieters – 0-for-1 as he sat out.  His average is down to .238.  Yikes, someone call The Roto Rooter Man, Wieters’s doodie has clogged up my roto teams.

Andy Pettitte – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Andy’s having a much better time over the last few weeks than his former comroidre.  I wonder if they video chat.  “Roger?” “Please call me Rocket.”  And they talk about needles and shizz.  On a side note, I was talking to a friend yesterday and her roommate, who is a guy, was video chatting with another dude.  Is that gay?  There’s nothing wrong with it, if it is.  But is it?  I mean, I don’t need to see my guy friends even when they’re in the same room as me.  Matter of fact, I prefer it that way.  Talk to me while you watch TV; we are all good.  And…tangent!  So, Pettitte’s been better than I expected since his return.  He’s also faced the Reds (terrible vs. lefties), the Royals and the M’s.  The Royals aren’t hideous, but I still don’t trust him.  His ballpark isn’t good, his division’s tough and he wasn’t even any good when he retired.  Now he’s good?  I ain’t buying in mixed leagues.

Alex Rodriguez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and 2 homers.  Now, A-Rod is definitely a guy-on-guy video chatter.

Brett Gardner – Had a setback with his elbow and won’t hit off a tee until Monday.  How’d this go from a minor 15-day DL stint to we’re probably not seeing him for two months total?  Jesus Monterochrist!

Eric Hosmer – 3-for-4 and a steal (which is actually impressive vs. Pettitte).  This proves my theory.  All some players need is me berating them.  Now, get it, Hosmer.  Get it!

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks.  We ended our month and a half torrid relationship yesterday.  I might’ve been so annoyed with Big Z, that I dumped Lynn, but I don’t regret it.  With 11 baserunners, he was lucky to only give up 3 earned.  If you don’t have better options on waivers, I’d bench him for his next start.

Carlos Beltran – Hit his 14th homer yesterday.  Ten more than Pujols.  Cust crazy.

Drew Sutton – 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs as he hit cleanup.  After the game, Maddon was asked what he’s thinking with the lineup card.  He said, “When I think Drew Sutton, I think Don Sutton.  When I think Don Sutton, I picture how his afro was so beautifully salt-and-pepper.  When I think salt-and-pepper, I think about mashed potatoes.  When I think about mashed potatoes, I think of the mess I make when I start mashing.  When I think of that mess from mashing, I think of the cleanup.  So when I think of Drew Sutton, I think of mashing at cleanup.”  When asked why Carlos Pena at leadoff, he replied, “Good OBP.”

James Shields – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks.  If Shields was in the NL, I’d be on him like white on the albino kid who was in my 10th grade homeroom.  He seared his image on my retinas!  Does my bias against Shields make any sense, i.e., is he terrible against his AL East opponents?  Nah.  But at least I admit when I’m sitting on a bias angle.

Will Venable – 3-for-5 and a triple short of a cycle.  He was this week’s Creeper.

Carlos Zambrano – 5 IP, 7 ER.  Was he due for a blow up or is it because I picked him up for this start?  Probably the latter.  FMFBBL.

Cole Hamels – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. the Nats.  After the game, Hamels said he wanted to teach Bryce Harper basic math so he let him go 1-for-3.  Figure out your batting average now, punk!

Chris Sale – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (2 hits), 6 Ks vs. the Twins.  Luckily, that closer experiment only lasted 36 hours and his elbow problems only lasted 72 hours.  I’m not joking when I say sometimes I think I know too much.  Say you owned Sale and were in Fiji for the last three weeks.  After you were done visiting Superfly’s birth home, you’d return to see Chris Sale threw another great start, just like you left him.  Could’ve Magoo’d Sale the whole time and had no stress.  Eh, what fun is that?  Fantasy Baseball:  When there’s not enough stress in my real life.

Addison Reed – Robin Ventura officially named Reed the closer.  He said he read on the internet that Reed was the closer for the last two weeks, and it sounded like a good idea.

Alex Rios – Homered last night.  If you’re wondering why, it’s cause I just dropped him.  That’s why.  No other reason.

Wandy Rodriguez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Guess what Wandy’s ERA is.  Don’t Google it.  Guess.  Go ahead, I’ll wait.  *scratches butt, taps finger, stirs coffee with different finger*  His ERA is 2.14!

J.D. Martinez – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs.  He got ice cold for a while (hitting below .150 in May), but last night might be a sign he’s coming around.  Definitely would watch him.

J.J. Putz – Gibson confirmed that Putz was still their closer.  That means the over/under for him losing the job is at 4 days.

Krispie Young – Diamondbacks are saying they might’ve rushed him back, so they let him watch from the bench yesterday as they scored 11 runs.  Holy sit!

Adrian Beltre – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, facing his old team, the Mariners.  He obviously hit this homer just to say, “It’s not me, it’s you.”

Torii Hunter – Should return early next week.  I bet he regrets teaching his kid the importance of dotting both I’s.

From Around The Web

  1. Phil says:
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    Primero?

  2. Prezii says:
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    Ohhh yeahhh… You know you used the same finger!!!

    • Prezii says:
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      @Prezii, first comment? Ur such a loser!!!!

      Fatter ROS?
      Prince Fielder or Pablo Pandavol?
      Thanx!!!

      • @Prezii, Fielder, easily.

        I think the only reason you’d take Sandoval is if you were really desperate for AVE (and Fielder’s far from an AVE drain) or needed 3B eligibility. Most likely, Fielder beats him in every other category except maybe Sandoval getting a couple of SBs — and that’s not even taking into account that Sandoval would have to be parked on your DL for at least a couple more weeks and that it could take a week after that for him to get back up to speed.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Prezii, I’ll take Cakehill…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wake Up, That’s awesome…

      • @Prezii, Heh heh … I completely misread the question earlier!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, Ha… Fielder…

  3. bean says:
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    Start Vogelsong @ MIA and Westbrook vs. PHI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bean, Vogelsong

  4. Mike says:
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    Ditto on Rios. Effin held out until sunday, made a trade, guy wanted a throw in so i offerred Rios. Says to me “i dont want that pc of garbage. I decide to hold firm. Meanwhile since i moved a pitcher i needed a flyer so i grab scott diamond. rios that sob.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike, Damn…Damn!

  5. Lines says:
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    Drop LoMo for Lucroy? 12-team H2H. Why is a hitter as hot as Lucroy available in a 12-teamer? Beats me. But that’s the situation we’re in.

    Also wondering if David Robertson is worth holding. I have no space for him on the DL, but saves are scarce in this league (as they are in the Majors).

    Thanks!

    • JTR says:
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      @Lines, LoMo only has 6 extra base hits this year — I have him too and am looking to drop him for anything relatively productive.

      • Lines says:
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        @JTR, Yeah, he’s pretty much garbage.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lines, Should’ve dropped Lomo a month ago when I said to… I’d hold Robertson…

      • Lines says:
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        @Grey, What can I say? I am not good at doing what I’m told. But thanks. I knew the answer, I just had to hear it from the authorities… and pre-draft hype occasionally clouds one’s judgement, even in May.

        On the plus side, having LoMo on my bench for a month too long hasn’t hurt me. I’m in first place, and cruising to another win this week.

        Thanks, as always.

  6. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    Assuming no more set backs, if Gardner starts hitting off a tee on Monday, what’s a reasonable eta for him? Maybe the following Monday?

    Also, any update on Santos? Heard he was doing longtoss, but again, I don’t know that would put his eta around. Two weeks maybe?

    • @Melvin Emanuel, There’s something going on with Gardner they aren’t telling us. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him delayed further (I hope I’m wrong).

      Unless there are unexpected complications, I’d guess Santos will be getting saves again by mid-June.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, Mid-June for both…

  7. Ciao Grey.

    A couple of deep league questions:

    –Now that Putz got the dreaded vote of confidence from Gibson, would you pick up Hernandez if it meant dropping Burnett? Among non-closer possible closers Benoit, Marshall, Walden, Wilton Lopez, and Cook are also available for save speculators. Who’s the best bet for near-term saves?

    –Also, I know steals ain’t got no face, but if you were going to divide the following speedsters into two tiers, who’d you put in the top tier? The candidates: Coco Crisp, Campana, Rajai Davis, Blanco, and Denard Span.

    Lastly, compliments on “non-beNava’r.” Bet your hand still hurts from pulling that one off. I like forced word plays, and that was a Greyt one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Ha… Thanks! I’d grab Hernandez…

      • @Grey, Grazie Grey …. about the steals? If you were to divide the following hitters into two tiers, who’s in the top tier?

        The candidates: Coco Crisp, Campana, Rajai Davis, Blanco, and Denard Span.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Enrique, Campana, Span

  8. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Was on the phone yesterday with a life long friend and he bragged that he was about to pick up Pettite for his start. I’d already seen some of the stats from the ongoing games, so knowing that his transaction wouldn’t put Pettite on his team until today, aday after his start, I said I thought it was a good idea.

    By the double-u, this friend and I have never once video chatted with each other. In fact, the one time we exchanged texts, we concluded even that was gay, and we haven’t done it since.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Ha! That’s nothing…I don’t even talk to any of my friends, just to be safe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Ha… Yeah, God no texting either!

      • beardcrabs says:
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        @Grey, only aiming with our bf’s huh grey…

  9. Grey's da man! says:
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    12 team 5×5 Rotiserrie

    C: C Santana
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Uggla
    3B: Moustakas
    SS: Asdrubal
    OF: Braun
    OF: Bruce
    OF: Cruz
    Util: Dirks
    Util: Campana
    Bench, Gardner
    DL: Longo

    SP: Bumgarner
    SP: J Zimmerman
    RP: Axford
    RP: Janssen
    RP: Benoit
    RP: Arredondo
    RP: D Hernandez
    RP: Walden
    P: A Sanchez, G Gonzalez, M Garza, Cahill, Paulino, Bass
    DL: D Hudson

    Currently in 3rd, 15 points behind first place. Dead last in runs and avg… 10th in steals and Hr’s and 4th in RBI’s. Dominating most pitching categories. Recently traded some pitching and acquired Freeman, Moustakas and Asdrubal which should hopefully help all those categories (except SB). Any other moves I should try and make or stand pat with this team and let it play out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, For when Campana sits, you should have a guy to play… I’d lose one of my SPs… Bass…

      • mc serch says:
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        @Grey, drop Bass instead of either Paulino or Cahill? Paulino is AL that will catch up with him. Cahill is, well, Cahill and that seems pretty vanilla to me…..you seem down on Bass, despite the upside, the NL West and Petco…por que?

        • Moscowitz says:
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          @mc serch, Before i drop Bass, i’d drop Cahill.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @mc serch, He’s a must start in Petco, and his minor league numbers don’t show these Ks.

          • mc serch says:
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            @Grey, gotcha….is he a must start at Metco this weekend?

  10. Project_Badass says:
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    6×6 (OBP, QS), 50 moves limit (Im at 16)

    use a move to pick up Avery and drop Bernadina or Torres?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project_Badass, I’d hold for now…

  11. TheNewGuy says:
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    Looking at the next save chaser as missed out on the whole Angels closer shituation. Dolis is really struggling as the Cubbies closer so reckon Russell might get a shot? Would be dropping Walden.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Grab Russell…

  12. Steve says:
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    Sorry for all the lame-arse streamer questions, but can you see anything worthwhile in the bunch of clowns that go on Saturday? It’s H2H…

    Richard @ NYM
    Alvarez @ TEX
    J Williams @ SEA (Felix)
    Maholm or Correia (against each other)
    Leake v COL

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Williams, Maholm…

    • Prezii says:
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      @Steve, i swooped burnett for tonorrow.. call me crazy!!

  13. Adam says:
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    McDonald or peavy ROS?
    Need to pick one in trade
    Thanks

    • Tony says:
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      @Adam, im betting grey says peavy, but i like mcdonald, i like what he’s done, he’s young and (healthier/less injury prone), only downfall…. he’s a pirate.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Tony, How’d that Sale start go?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam, Peavy

      • Tony says:
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        @Grey, HAHA, the Sale start went great, nice call, both options were actually great, only downfall of Samardjza’s outting was he took a loss. I’ve got over my 32 innings in now, and a low 1 ERA and i still have Kershaw on Friday.

  14. JG_ism says:
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    haha… I dropped him too. Go ahead and get him now, he’ll surely be on fire by next week.

    Damn you Rios, damn you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JG_ism, Yup

  15. Steve D. says:
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    @Grey,

    Which side makes out better in this trade: Ackley & Marcum for Wainwright & Frieri?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve D., Wainwright

  16. MrHappyTime says:
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    Is it time to drop Lance Lynn for Dickey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrHappyTime, I could see it…

  17. 240p says:
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    Is there anything you can do but hope when your team is getting blown out in the wins category? Three of my guys (Gallardo, Marcum, Cahill) have a combined 6 wins and its left me a total of 16 wins on the season (having pitched 425/1600 innings) netting me a big, fat 1 point in the category in a 14 teamer (4 wins behind 13th place and 11 behind 6th place). I’m sure I already know the answer (suck it up and pray!) but at least reassure me those guys will net me at least an average number of wins going forward.

    • Hunter says:
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      @240p, I’m in the same situation you are. If you have a good staff, there isn’t much you can do besides wait. Only other thing you can do is try and play some matchups with the last spot on your bench. I’ve started doing that…played Pettitte yesterday to get the W.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @240p, Pray

  18. Xuan says:
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    Props for the Ricky Romero LL Cool J joke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Xuan, Thanks!

  19. CleaningMyDojo! says:
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    Need to fix my Util spot who should I pick up? M. Trumbo, Adam LaRoche, Josh Willingham, or Ian Desmond. 10 H2H team league. would be dropping Brian Dozier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CleaningMyDojo!, LaRoche

  20. Jermo says:
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    Speaking of A-Rod what is up with all that shizz in his mouth? Up at bat licking his lips like a horse, it’s sickening!

    • farcus says:
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      @Jermo, it’s more like a centaur than a horse. . . .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jermo, What?

  21. DoubleDose says:
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    Drop Porcello to stream a 2start Arroyo @PIT @HOU?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DoubleDose, Go for it…

  22. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Let me add a shaking fist in the direction of Rios also….

    In a full keeper league, I trade Desmond Jennings and Brandon Morrow for Strasburg and one of these “pitchers”

    Ted Lilly
    John Danks
    Ivan Nova
    Phil Hughes
    Daniel Bard

    Do I take one of these pitchers, or say no to the whole deal?

    Thanks, Mustachioed One

    • El Famous Burrito says:
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      BTW, its 12 teams and pretty deep benches, if that matters. There ain’t shizz on the wire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @El Famous Burrito, Say no

  23. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Krispie Young – Diamondbacks are saying they might’ve rushed him back, so they let him watch from the bench yesterday as they scored 11 runs. Holy sit!

    One of my favorite terms…..and yea, F my life as I saw the box score this morning and couldn’t wait to see what Krispie put up which was nothing but then again at least he didn’t kill my OBP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Yup

  24. papasmurf says:
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    I dunno if Hoz actually hit anything hard. I just saw the bloop to LF off the hands on a pitch he prolly woulda roped to RF last yr. And I know he had at least one IF hit. But I hope at least the 3 hits is a confidence booster (hopefully).

    • Wake Up says:
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      @papasmurf, He didn’t hit the ball hard at all…..but he was due some good luck for a change….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf, Agree with Wake Up… His luck has been terrible, he should get like 40 infield hits today to even things out…

  25. Wilsonian says:
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    More trade scenario fun. Which side you like:

    A) J.Montero/Kelly/Doc
    B) McCann/Uggla/Moore

    What about this one:

    A) J.Montero/E5/Doc
    B) McCann/Uggla/Beachy

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, A… B

  26. Hunter says:
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    In a H2H, is there any way I pitch Humber today against the Twins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hunter, Sure

  27. JTR says:
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    Grey,

    Neftali Feliz hit waivers. I’ve got Joe Nathan, but think I should grab Feliz too and stash him. Should I grab him? How much should I bid?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JTR, $4… Not sure what Nathan has to do with him…

  28. Sparks says:
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    12 team H2H Points
    Start Blanton vs. Westbrook?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sparks, If you must…

  29. Thomas R says:
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    Grey,

    Should I drop Campana for Kyle Seager? Seager is on waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Thomas R, I wouldn’t…

  30. Aaron says:
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    I need saves. Would you dump Capps for Frieri?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aaron, Nope

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @Aaron, Friere doesn’t have the job (yet)…

  31. Oxford Comma says:
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    Hey Grey, RPs I’ve got:

    Johnson, Aceves, Capps, Reed, and Janssen

    Drop one for Frieri?

    Or, since I will have 7 SPs when Dan Hudson comes back this weekend, maybe drop Lynn for Frieri?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oxford Comma, Hold… Maybe Lynn…

  32. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    Trout and Yu Darvish (can’t think of a clever sushi pun at this early hour) too much to give up for the Dread Pirate? If so, Trout and Lester still too rich?

    • the talented mr. dope man says:
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      @Pine Tar Incident, i’ve been getting a lot of trade requests for Trout as well man. problem is, I can’t determine how to value him. It’s extremely possible that he gives you the same exact output that McCutch will give you for the rest of the season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pine Tar Incident, Not sure what the trade’s doing for you… Trout’s a 12/25 guy and Darvish is a #1-2 starter…

  33. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    @Grey – The epically poor Cubs cost me a Myers save last night. I think Len and Bob have even thrown in the towel. Oh well, it all pays the same. Anyway, got an open roster spot. Masterson and Ernesto are avaliable. What say you? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AnotherFalstaff, Ernesto

  34. the talented mr. dope man says:
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    grey,

    is clippard worth the add over dolis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @the talented mr. dope man, Yup

  35. Eddy says:
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    What do you think about Dee Gordon in a 12-team league, Grey?

    Should he be floating around the FA pool?

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy, In addition:

      Clippard or Frieri? Do you think both will see regular closing time soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, I’d own him… Frieri

  36. Slappy Pappy says:
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    Matrix and Godfather references, a Maddon monologue, and video-chatting (not that there’s anything wring with that)? Made my morning. And yeah, could you also pull Zimmerman’s shoulder out of his ass while you’re back there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slappy Pappy, Thanks!

  37. My My My MY Kuroda says:
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    Gotta love the ESPN setup! Went to waivers of our keeper league to grab Trevor Bauer and he isn’t even available.

    • Eddy says:
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      @My My My MY Kuroda, That has to be your league then. If ESPN is good for something, it’s having dozens of obscure minor leaguers in the pool.

      In the RCLs, Bauer is there.

      • My My My MY Kuroda says:
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        I tried both of my leagues before and now there are two Bauer’s showing up. Any ideas on if Bauer be up before the All-Star Break?

        • Eddy says:
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          @My My My MY Kuroda, I have no clue.

          I’d imagine if there were an injury to a SP, he gets called up without a doubt.

          Without an injury, they may just let him get 3-4 starts and then send someone to the bullpen.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @My My My MY Kuroda, bout 3 weeks…

  38. Steve says:
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    Frazier, Alvarez, or Stewart from here on out for corner? 14 team league FML.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Frazier

  39. Wake Up says:
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    I don’t want to say I told you so about Zimmerman but I bet Eddy remembers that I was saying in the preseason to stay away from him.(So, I guess I am kinda saying I told you so, so….soooo…)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, Now you Wake Up?

  40. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Who is a better bet for saves ROS – Santos, Hernandez (Ari), Strop or Balfour?

    Also, are any of these an upgrade from Alexi Ramirez? Crawford, Bloomquist, Galvis, Cedeno, Arias, Pastornicky, Ryan, Andino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey, Santos…Not really…

  41. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    @Grey & anyone with an opinion.

    JP-A or Salty in an 8×8 league with doubles, triples and OBP as the additional 3 hitting categories?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Howie Met Your Mother, JP

  42. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    How is Walden dropable? Since being removed as closer, he’s thrown 8 2/3 scoreless innings with just two walks.

    • The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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      @IowaCubs, most people don’t keep relievers if they don’t have the possibility for saves… depends onthe league you’re in. he’s definitely a guy that will help your ratios, if Frieri wasn’t there, i would say walden still has a chance at saves. who knows with scosciopath though.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @IowaCubs, droppable if you are looking for saves…he’s not gonna get any anytime soon…

  43. bobbo says:
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    I’m thinking it’s about time to sell high on Beachy… I like the guy, but he seems to be getting a little too lucky for my taste and he should regress back. Would you deal him straight up for either Lincecum or Wainright? Any other struggling SP who you think will finish the season off better than Beachy that you might target? Thanks!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @bobbo, I wouldn’t lose Beachy for those 2…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bobbo, Wainwright

  44. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Chapman has earned more points in 3 games as my closer, than J.J. Putz had for the first 6 weeks in my lineup! I’m not sure if it will catch on, but my new nickname for Chapman is “Seals and Chaps”. As in the popular 70’s hit “Summer Breeze” by Seals and Crofts. Alluding to his propensity for inducing swings and misses by batters. The Reds should play a snippet of that song whenever he gets a strikeout!

    • farcus says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, talk about a swing and a miss.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @farcus, HA!

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @farcus, It was either that or “Kuban Missile”. You’re right, Kuban Missile is catchier.

        • The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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          @Drexel Hill Dragons, cuban missile is already taken. alexei ramirez off the whitesox.

          • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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            @The Talented Mr. Dope Man, Alexei isn’t talented enough to deserve a nickname. He should do the right thing and give it to Chapman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, Hehe

    • chata says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons,

      saw those guys playing guitars and singing that song , when it 1st came out .

      those guys were making intense eye contact and drooling all over themselves .
      summer breeze , indeed .

  45. Slick Willy says:
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    Hey Grey/all,
    Again, peerless.
    Need a closer with Marshall gone. Rest of the season: Pick Valverde with my 5th position waiver pick or grab Heath bell off FA.
    Regards.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Slick Willy, Valverde

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slick Willy, Thanks! Valverde…

  46. yeah! says:
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    H2H Each, 5×5 w/ OBP

    MI – Rank ROS – N Walker, Ryan Roberts, Z Cozart
    CI – Rank ROS – A Craig, Matt Adams, E Hosmer, A Rizzo
    OF – Rank ROS – N Swisher, A De Aza, Delmon Young, B Gardner

    Thank you!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @yeah!, Cozart, Walker… Hosmer, Adams… OF: You did…

  47. Jamie says:
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    I trade Capuano/Volquez/Motte and receive Michael Young/Floyd/Betancourt, sound good? 10 team H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jamie, Sounds fine…

  48. Wake Up says:
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    effemmel…

  49. Chillmodious says:
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    Rafael Dolis is dead to me. I don’t even care that he’s probably closer to the closer (almost stutterer!) role than Downs–I’m dropping Dolis over Downs today.

    Now that that’s (ha, actual stutterer!) cleared up, I’d be ever so grateful for a tip on whom to replace him with.

    My current pitching roster:
    SP – Greinke, Hanson, Anibal, Jaime Garcia, Lynn, Samardzija
    RP – Perez, Casilla, Downs, Thayer, DOLIS, (Santos on DL)

    Available pitchers:
    Paulino
    Matusz
    Randall Delgado
    Cahill
    Smyly
    Edwin Jackson
    Jarrod Parker
    Milone
    Detwiler
    Bauer
    Oswalt

    —————-

    I could always go the stream route, but if there’s someone above that is most likely to be solid for an extended period (or perhaps the rest of the year), who would your #1 and #2 be from that list?

    Thank you!

    (PS: d-o-l-i-s does NOT spell s-o-l-i-d, it spells s-o-i-l-d)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, HA! Paulino

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Thank you…sorry to be annoying but who would be your #2 after Paulino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Cahill

  50. Chris says:
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    @ anyone who’d like to chime in,

    Best play for the next scoring period in a weekly league …need Ks and Ws, but would really like to maintain my league leading ratios.

    Latos @ HOU

    T Hudson vs STL

    Harrison vs SEA, @ LAA

    Hughes @ LAA, @ DET

    Can only start 1, my other slots are set.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris, Latos

  51. Eng says:
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    Hallo! Another enjoyable morning update, Grau. You buying or selling De Aza? Danke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng, Thanks ! What are you selling him for?

      • Eng says:
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        @Grey, I keep getting offered de aza for one of my closers. Due to the carousel I’ve managed to hoard 6. I’m thinking Bonifacio is far better than de aza (B/A and SBs) and is who I should target, do you concur?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Eng, I concur

  52. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    Blanton or Niese ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TualatinTwoStep, Niese

  53. HotRod says:
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    Grey,

    Which side you got? (Re-Draft)

    Pujols & Rickie Weeks or Hosmer & Tulo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HotRod, Tulo

  54. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    12 tm nl only,

    drop heisey or Ludwick (which one) for Overbay?

    it’s a keeper league, so i’m leaning towards keeping heisey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Talented Mr. Dope Man, Ludwick

  55. mets fan says:
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    Grey espinosa or ryan roberts at mi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mets fan, Espinosa

  56. Grund King says:
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    im in a 14 team h2h league and im hurting for a 2b. i have j. weeks, should i drop him for one of these bums?

    free agents:
    m. scutaro
    elliot johnson
    r. roberts
    f. galvis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grund King, johnson

  57. agarthered says:
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    Have Gardner/Sandoval/Feliz all dl’d (only 2 dl spots)

    Is Feliz droppable for Milone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @agarthered, Yup

  58. Andy Dirks – any future value in him

    Miguel Sano – Twins do not like to promote their Minor League Players – any change he can make the club next year or we are 2 years away here

    Will Middlebrooks – is his production due for a stat correction or he is for real and what type of numbers do you see for next year

    • @Mr Baseball, chance not change

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Baseball, Dirks – Yeah; Sano – 1 1/2 years… Middlebrooks – He’s a solid hitter…

  59. Tori Hunter – do you think he is finished as a producted player in the fake world of fantasy baseball

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Baseball, Not in all leagues

  60. K!cks says:
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    Do you buy Dickey’s K-rate? Do you think he’ll K more than 150 in a full season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @K!cks, Nope

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, hhhhhell no.

  61. Ryan says:
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    Seager,chris johnson,or Chris Davis ROS?
    Need to pick one
    Standard league
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, Davis

  62. K!cks says:
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    Hamilton or Kemp, ROS

    • Eng says:
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      @K!cks, I’m not Grey, but Kemp all the way for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @K!cks, Kemp

    • chata says:
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      @K!cks,

      2 wrongs don’t make it right .

  63. Christian says:
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    Grey!

    First, I want to tell you how much my friends and I love your commentary. Blows away all of the other fantasy humorists out there.

    Second, mulling over an interesting trade offer in an uber-competitive 10-team NL-only league.

    My lineup is:
    C – Ruiz
    1B – Cuddyer (1B, OF)
    2B – Espinosa
    SS – Lowrie (SS, 3B)
    3B – Freese
    OF – McCutchen
    OF – JD Martinez
    OF – Nieuwey
    OF – Bryce Harper
    U – Aoki
    U – Tyler Green (2B, SS)
    Bench/DL – Bonifacio (SS, OF, 3B), R. Tejada (2B, SS), Nolan Arenado (Minors)

    A team with a future logjam at 1B (Loney starting now, but Howard, Morse and Rizzo all coming in the second half) is offering me Howard for Bonifacio. Allows me to eventually move Cuddyer to the OF and I still have plenty of MI flexibility. Just concerned on Howard’s time table/effectiveness when he gets back. Thoughts on moving Bonifacio for a Howard-sized question mark?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Christian, Thanks! I don’t think you have the steals to cover his loss for the potential headache of Howard. Tell your friend Morse for Bonifacio…

  64. Wilsonian says:
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    Ok, so now it’s time to decide which deal you would rather do (anyone feel free to chime in):

    A) Give: J.Montero/E5/Doc
    Get: McCann/Uggla/Beachy (the Braves Triumvirate)

    OR

    B) Give: E5/Doc
    Get: Pujols/Moore

    Thanks for the help, brother.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, A

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Is it because the better SP in return in Beachy? I haven’t offered anything yet, just in prelim talks with a couple owners. I like the thought of having Pujols in my utility spot. Uggla would take over that role in deal A. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, Doc to Moore is a big fall off…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey, kinda figured. I do have a pretty solid rotation behind him, however. Last night you said you would prefer the Pujols side of that deal, so just wondered what made the Uggla deal better for me. Thanks doode.

    • farcus says:
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      @Wilsonian, B. . . but I’m pretty invested in Pujols getting his head out of his pujol sometime soon.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @farcus, yeah, Grey says A. I don’t know which one would help me the most. Like I said above, it’s really the difference between having Pujols or Uggla in the utlity spot and then the difference between getting Beachy or Moore. My rotation is already (not counting Doc): Peavy, Bum, Latos, Lester, Scherzer, Norris, Sale.

        • farcus says:
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          @Wilsonian, I think McCann over Montero is a bit of an upgrade too. God I hope Pujols is better than Uggla from here on out.

  65. MattTruss223 says:
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    I was hoping to see in the rundown today that I could drop Dolis. I hate just straight dropping a guy getting saves, but he stinks. Can’t I just pick up Grilli to help my ratios and Ks? Or can they just demote his sorry arse already? Bowden is waiting for his shot…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss223, You can lose Dolis if you don’t need saves…

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @Grey, well, I’m not first in saves, so I guess I kinda need him, although I was first in ERA & WHIP until he pooped on them last night…

        • Chillmodious says:
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          @MattTruss223, I feel your pain. Same thing happened to me last night–even more infuriating because I’ve been trying to justify dropping him for the past 10 days. See comment #49 above.

  66. K!cks says:
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    Trade Votto for Kemp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @K!cks, It’s fair

  67. ADAM says:
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    would u trade seager and chris young for Mcdonald?
    I have Chris Davis to take seager place
    Concerned with Young…

    • Prezii says:
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      @ADAM, i heard that the injury was gonna irritate him all year long, is that wat ur referring to about krispie? I feel the same way… He said HIMSELF he wont be healthy all year. Butttttt… Try to get more value than mcdonald bro.. yeah hes smackin right now but chris young could land you some better than that.. some1 with a better track record. IFFFF you really wanna deal em aim a lil higher

  68. quimmy says:
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    Marcum and Lowrie for Wainwright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @quimmy, Wainwright

  69. Joel says:
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    Adrian Gonzalez is killing my team. How much will it cost for me to upgrade him to Joey Votto? I’m thinking of packaging Beachy with him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel, Beachy’s a bit much

  70. Jared says:
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    Grey I’m debating a move that could make or break the team. 12 Team H2H, I send Pujols/Victorino for Konerko/Bourne Identity. I would be looking at:

    C-Montero
    1B-Konerko
    2B-Zobrist/Altuve
    3B-C Davis (Pablo DL)
    SS-Castro
    OF-Stanton
    OF-Beltran
    OF-Bourne
    UTIL-Butler

    I like adding the speed without sacrificing too much power. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jared, I wouldn’t

  71. Negatto says:
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    Please rank ROS.

    Niese, Milone, Parker, Lynn, Oswalt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Negatto, Niese, Oswalt, Lynn…

  72. Adam says:
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    do u like tommy hanson over mcdonald?
    figuring out trade

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam, Yup

  73. J. Corzo says:
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    Grey, are you a wrestling fan? Couldn’t help but chuckle about your Snuka reference when discussing Chris Sale. Your pic looks like Rick Rude with slightly curlier hair.

    Question: Matt Moore has been a disappointment in my H2H 10 team mixed league. Is it time to cut the chord? Due to the shallowness of the league, a lot of good streamers and DL guys are available. Examples: Bud Norris, Daniel Hudson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J. Corzo, Ravishing Grey Albright… I’d go with Hudson

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Captain Lou Albrighto?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Chillmodious, Ha… Exactly!

  74. nightpandas says:
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    Aah the injuries…..

    Wondering if I should cut bait with V Mart.

    I was holding him as he might have crept into my 7 keepers for next year but I could use his DL spot now.

    The bottom three keepers from:
    Lester
    Latos
    Morrow
    ARam
    Rizzo
    Rollins
    Altuve
    or VMart

    Is VMart one of the three?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, V-Mart’s not a keeper

  75. Randy of the Redwoods says:
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    Whoa – just was offered Lawrie for Aviles in a h2h points keeper league. I know Aviles is kicking ass but Lawrie upside too good to pass up — sound logic or go hit the bong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Randy of the Redwoods, Take it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Randy of the Redwoods, Nice username, btw

  76. Adam says:
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    Do u like McDonald or tommy Hanson ROS?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam, You asked this above

  77. Adam says:
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    Would u trade Seager and Chris young for McDonald?
    Have Chris Davis and and freese for 3b
    Or should I try for tommy Hanson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam, I wouldn’t trade Young for either.

  78. Wild Thing says:
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    Should I be dropping Walden at this point? He’s been consistent for the past 9 games but looks like he’s behind Downs and Frieri for the closer position. Aceves and Fuentes are closing for me right now. I have a lot of people on the DL and I could use Walden’s spot to pick up someone off the waivers.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wild Thing, Yes

    • Wild Thing says:
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      Apparently I didn’t read the first part of the post haha. Question answered!!

  79. chunk says:
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    Russell or Burnett for save speculation?

    Awesome stuff this morning

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, Thanks! Russell

  80. bean says:
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    Can we petition the league to allow steroids to one slumping hitter per team, per season? Say for 2 weeks you are allowed to inject a player who is below a 1/25 threshold in hits.

    Jay Bruce……….Jay Bruce……..the doctor will see you now.

    • J. Corzo says:
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      @bean,

      Unless Jay Bruce changes his name to Chael Sonnen, I don’t see this happening anytime soon.

      • bean says:
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        @J. Corzo, Jay Bruce is definitely suffering from Low-T right now…….I authorize the use of Testosterone.

        I also authorize the use of medical marijuana for Lincecum.

        • beardcrabs says:
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          @bean, i second the trees for timmy campaign…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bean, Ha

  81. Wilsonian says:
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    Who do you like more for the rest of the season: Choo or Cespedes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Cespedes

  82. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Traded Lance Lynn for David Robertson a few weeks back, 5 mins before Robertson went on the DL. Still don’t regret it.

    How do you feel about Brandon Phillips for Matt Wieters right about now? Even given Wieters recent extended vacation in Stinkerton? Crapsylvania? Oh-fer-la-homa?

    Like Dennis Rodman, do we anticipate a rebound?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins, Oh-fer-la-homa… I’d prefer Phillips…

  83. a1rfann1ng says:
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    was in desperate need of pitching in 12 team roto, i traded uggla and prado for cain and gosh johnson. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @a1rfann1ng, Sounds good

  84. Oxford Comma says:
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    Frieri or Janssen ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oxford Comma, Frieri

  85. Negatto says:
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    Out of town tomorrow before the Buy/Sell.

    Avery an option over any of the following for general suckiness:

    Fowler, Viciedo, Dirks, Betemit or Frazier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Negatto, Viciedo

  86. DjlanceRauch says:
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    10 team. Lynn’s looking pretty sorry lately. Should I drop him for one of these?
    Moore
    Hammel
    E jax
    Vogelsong
    Dickey
    Bass
    Or should I just leave a spot open to stream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DjlanceRauch, Jackson

  87. Bermuda Triangles says:
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    Bronson Arroyo faces @PIT and @HOU next week.

    Would you consider starting him over any of the following in a HTH Weekly league? And if so, which and in what order (who would you bench first)?

    Weaver vsNYY, vsTEX
    Gallardo @LAD
    Zimmermann @MIA, vsATL
    Anibal vsWAS
    Garza @SF

    Thanks so much Grey! Can’t wait to listen to the podcast today!

    Bermuda Triangles
    Get Lost!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bermuda Triangles, Podcast was yesterday… Not over any of those…

      • Bermuda Triangles says:
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        @Grey, I know I just haven’t listened to it yet… it’s a podcast – I can listen anytime I want!

        Now seriously, I’m not going to get blowed up again starting Weaver vs NYY and vs TEX cause that really hurt @TEX last time…

        Bermuda Triangles
        Get Lost!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Bermuda Triangles, Ha… Gotcha… Can’t sit Weaver…

  88. DjlanceRauch says:
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    Currently have Hosmer on the bench. Who’s the better add for now?
    Matt Adams or Chris Davis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DjlanceRauch, Davis

  89. Jim says:
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    I drafted your buddy Hosmer. Last week I picked up Carlos Lee and benched Hosmer. Who do you like more to play in Hosmer’s place for the next week – Lee, Morneau, or Mitch Moreland? Thanks. Nice podcast again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim, Morneau

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim, Thanks!

  90. chunk says:
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    RCL, need an OF: delmon, JD, Soriano, Viciedo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, JD

  91. Salty Balty says:
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    Doumit or Arrencibia ROS. OPS league. Gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Salty Balty, JP

  92. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, Which of these pitchers, if any, are you dropping for Matt Adams?:

    Volquez
    Capuano
    Vogelsong
    Paulino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alcesto, Cap

  93. FillyP says:
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    Damn you sound bitter today, son. If it makes you feel any better I took a flier on Venable and then sat him in favor of Maybin last night. Then I dropped him to pick back up Cozart, who’s 2HR I missed after holding for a month. Cool story bro.

    Anyway –
    1) Is Martinez worth owning over Maybin, Scott or Frenchy? OBP league.

    2) Is Cozart turning the corner? I desperately need OF help, but whole lotta nothing on the waivers.. still trying to move Moose. You were right about his value! :(

    • FillyP says:
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      @FillyP, Oh –

      3) Moustakas for Willingham. Meh?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @FillyP, Moose

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FillyP, 1) Hold 2) Hope so

  94. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Jemile or Rickie Weeks? Who is the best to stash and wait for the rebound?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, Rickie

  95. mc serch says:
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    You may have already handed down your edict on this question, as it is bound to have been asked already by another fantasy baseballer (hi Mom!), but is EE a sell-high? Is it fair for me to offer EE, FrankFrank and Heyward for Butler/McDonald? How about for Hosmer/Garza? Your preference as between the two deals? Grazie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mc serch, Ha! Selling him high is good, but those deals don’t excite me…

      • mc serch says:
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        @Grey, hmmmmm, ok, how bout EE straight up for Anibal? Garza? Gio? What sort of SP can I expect in return for Heyward?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’s take Gio… Anibal for Heyward and a small piece works for me…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Or I’d…

          • mc serch says:
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            @Grey, haha thanks much…will throw’em out there and see what happens

  96. Wilsonian says:
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    Last trade idea for a couple hours (hopefully). Which side:

    A) Moose/McCann
    B) Trumbo/Jesus

    Would then have to pick up either Reddick, Markakis, or Hart to play in the OF (Trumbo is there now) until Kemp comes back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, A… Hart…

  97. herschel says:
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    @Grey: guy on guy video chat is definitely gay (not theres anything wrong with it). hell, guy on guy phone chat is pretty much bi-curious. if it cant be texted, its not worth saying.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @herschel, Ha!

  98. mrobs says:
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    This trade just went thru in my league:

    Kemp/Haren for Verlander/Casilla

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mrobs, Kemp side

  99. Lil' Saucy says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I give Rios and McDonald (or Marcum) for Pence – what do you think?

    Also McDonald or Marcum for ROS

    Thanks!
    LS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lil’ Saucy, I’d take Pence… Marcum…

  100. potus says:
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    Boesch or rios??

    I need some berating too!!!

    -YHL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @potus, Rios

  101. B.o.B says:
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    Stubbs or LaRoche? Standard 5×5 except OBP instead of AVG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Stubbs

  102. chunk says:
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    Just went down in RCL, Pacman/R Zim/Lincecum for Felix/Adverb, who wins? Close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, F-Her, it’s close…

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @chunk, sorry but who’s Pacman…

      • chunk says:
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        @beardcrabs, Adam Jones

        He makes it rain baseballs

  103. BERK says:
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    High fives to all the creepers who grabbed Venable like I did. Also, self-five for my weird balls in starting Masterson against Detroit today. Justin Verlander, you’ve been Justin Mastered, son. Just putting that out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BERK, Well played…

  104. Grey — who do like more between Russell and Hernandez in terms of their odds of becoming the closer?

    And am I interpreting one of your answers above correctly that you prefer Mcdonald to Marcum? Wow. Is it by a lot?

    • @Enrique, Sorry, just realized I misinterpreted the Marcum thing. I was thinking you said Rios + Marcum for Pence was better than Rios + McDonald for Pence. So ignore that.

      But do let me know your preference between Russell and Hernandez.

      Grazie.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Enrique, Hernandez

  105. Horse says:
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    Have been offered my choice of getting Garza or Haren for my choice of giving BJ Upton or Krispie. Any combination of those trades look interesting?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Horse, Not really…

  106. Ryan says:
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    Lester is killing me…do I try to package him with a hitter to upgrade at starter?
    What could Lester ,Chris young,and Seager reasonably get me??
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, A top OF…

  107. chunk says:
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    Goldy, Frazier, Seager, Betemit, at CI in RCL? waiting on rizzo…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, Frazier

  108. Boomer19 says:
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    Bell, Frazier, Alvarez or Inge for 3B ROS? For now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boomer19, Frazier

  109. Jacob says:
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    Bass or samardzia ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jacob, Samardzija

  110. dingbat says:
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    Smyly or Zambrano ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dingbat, Z

      • dingbat says:
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        @Grey, Thanks!

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, hey grey, why do you hate smyly so much?? I could say bag of rocks or smyly and you would say bag o rocks!! Lol hes not incredible but hes not hot garbage.. any reason for not liking him that much?? Decent arm, run support(eventually) and a cool variety of pitches.. is there a brown lining here?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Prezii, Someone asks me ROS for a 22 year old who’s never pitched above Double-A and I’m not saying him… For right now, I’d take Smyly…

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey, i digg it.. ive seen u pick smucks over him before, i guess it was probably a ROS question! Not doggin you man just wonderin… Thanx for the comfirmation tho as always!!

  111. Horse says:
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    Weaver / Pujols or A. Gone / Fellatio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Horse, Weaver

  112. Wilsonian says:
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    What are the odds on Marmol taking over the closer’s gig after his Disgraceful List stint?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Maybe in a couple of weeks to a month…

  113. Matt says:
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    If I pair Shark and J Zim to trade for an SP, what are some names i should try to get back?

    What about JZim and garza?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt, Zimm and Bernadina? Same as Zimmerman…

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey, Samardzija and Jordan Zimmermann, sorry

  114. Steve says:
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    Sad news, Bonefacers – Emilio having surgery tomorrow. Expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Damn

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @Steve, shitty…

  115. Adam says:
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    In a 12 team H2H league that includes QS, would you start Bailey vs this Braves lineup today? Could use the Ks and another QS. (I should be fine in Ws, been lucky so far this week.)

    1. Michael Bourn (L) CF
    2. Martin Prado (R) LF
    3. Jason Heyward (L) RF
    4. Dan Uggla (R) 2B
    5. Eric Hinske (L) 1B
    6. David Ross (R) C
    7. Tyler Pastornicky (R) SS
    8. Juan Francisco (L) 3B
    9. Randall Delgado (R) P

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam, Nope

      • Adam says:
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        @Grey,

        Wish I did!! Arghh.

        Probably the right call though.

  116. WhineSpritzer says:
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    Do you think CJ Wilson is too much to give for Big Papi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  117. Anon says:
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    Napoli and Hamilton or Votto and Giancarlo? thanks!!

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Anon, Votto and Stanton…all day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Ha!

  118. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: I have been offered JUpton for both my Gio and Beachy. The rest of my staff is Bum, Latos, Anibal, Zimm, Norris after the trade. I already have CarGo, Stanton, Bruce, BJ and Trout for 4 starting spots as it is. Im thinking i flip one of these guys for a legit #1 SP or an upgrade at 2B or SS. 12 team H2H. Do i make this trade?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @ThE sHiT, Seems a little much for you to give up to add to a crowded OF. Would address a different need.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d say Gio’s a number one… The trade is fair though… Your staff can handle it… Not sure why you need another top OF though…

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey, well im looking at it as a sell high on Beachy, buy kinda low on Upton, especially since i have the SP depth. I tried giving him an SP and BJ for JUpton, but he wants both Gio and Beachy. He originally offered Tex lol. I asked for Braun and we settled at JUpton. I could most likely trade an OF for one of Price, Weaver or Cain. Im just spinning my wheels and this is all apples to apples huh?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Price and Cain are Gio, basically… You’re spinning your wheels kinda…

          • ThE sHiT says:
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            @Grey, Gotcha. Thanks for smacking sense into me. Ill see how else i can bolster my roster through selling some of my loaded pitching. Btw, you get all the credit for the success of my teams thus far. You are THE MAN!

            P.S. Pizza Buona, Eastside Market Deli, cust kayin’…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m going to Umami deli tonight…

  119. Jason says:
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    Need to drop a pitcher…who would u drop out of Cahill, Lynn and Colby Lewis? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill

  120. Jon says:
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    Do you like Frenchy over Alonso or Scott ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Alonso

  121. phillip phillips says:
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    is balfour droppable for russel or marmol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Russell

  122. Mike says:
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    Better production ROS
    Platoon of Adams/Craig or Eithier
    Standard league
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ethier

  123. Horse says:
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    14 team. Lose Dolis for Peacock?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  124. paulzone says:
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    do you like lucroy more than jesus? obp league with errors, gidp too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t…

  125. chunk says:
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    Sooo is anyone dropping Dolis for Russel yet? Or wait till after their next game and see what happens?

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @chunk, Oof. Frying pan. Fire. Also, the kitchen is on a sinking ship. So…that’ll put out the fire? Hmm. Lost myself there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now in most leagues…

  126. Steve says:
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    If you’ve got a DL spot for him, Bonifacio’s gotta be worth hanging on to, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would, friend…

  127. Long Bawls says:
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    This is being typed by my helper monkey because I’m all about gimpiness.

    Would you rather have Crawford or Berkman in your DL spot?

    Now if only I could get that monkey to stop writing carbon copies of all my emails in his own feces…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A good monkey’s hard to find… Crawford…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Those are good monkeys!

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Working hard for those boiled soybeans.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Steve, They lace them with banana crack.

  128. Turk Wendell says:
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    Bloomquist, Nava, or Rajai Davis to back up Campana when he sits?

    Start any over Campana?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, Davis when Tony sits…

  129. Turk Wendell says:
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    looking to move Masterson (I know, I know…) now that he has had a few good starts- on my bench.

    If I package him with McDonald what type of player should I be tagetting? Desperately need Runs and HRs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, Stubbs?

      • Turk Wendell says:
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        @Grey, Great.

        Thanks so much Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Turk Wendell, No worries…

  130. Steve says:
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    Interesting – Bruce is in the lineup. Thought for sure he’d sit. But don’t despair – I’m streaming Delgado so today is probably the day he gets it going again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Uh-oh, you jinxing yourself now? Or was that a try for the reverse jinx that might’ve been a reverse reverse jinx?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I’m trying to create the situation whereby Delgado is staked to a 10-run lead, but is then pulled after 5 innings. Bruce then hits 3 home runs off the Braves relievers and Kimbrel does not get a save opportunity. Braves win 16-8 or somesuch.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, I like that below… Steve Magic. That might have to go into the glossary…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, *Blushes*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Steve, Sensing some Steve Magic here for Bruce…

        • chata says:
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          @Steve,

          that’s some advanced shizz , there .

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Steve, I need some of that Steve Magic to get Bruce back into tip top shape!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Wilsonian, Steve Magic: Badgering players to perform better, but the magic doesn’t happen until it’s against one of your pitchers.

  131. paulzone says:
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    was offered Seager for Harper in 14 teamer with obp

    c-pierz
    1b-tex
    2b-roberts
    3b-yan gomes
    ss-cozart
    lf-boesch
    cf-harper
    rf-pence
    of-beltran
    util-matt adams
    bench-weeks, kemp(dl), gardner(dl), sandoval(dl), rizzo

    would you do that? Frazier is available…seems i could aim higher for harper (suggestions? in the 2B or 3b spot)…thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paulzone, I wouldn’t do it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paulzone, Yeah, aim higher…

      • paulzone says:
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        @Grey, i’ll just have to roll with Yan! at 3b for now…do you think there is a better option for me on the ww:

        harrison, betemit, sean rod, frazier, plouffe, ransom, jose lopez

        uggggh!

        • paulzone says:
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          @paulzone, beside the above follow up…harper for bourn?

          i could use some steals…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @paulzone, Go with Yan… Harper for Bourn is fair…

  132. dmachine says:
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    18-team 5×5 roto league

    I have been offered (by the same person)

    Mike Adams, Joe Nathan, and Jeff Samardzija for Cano and Jordan Walden

    or

    Mike Adams, Jim Johnson, and Jeff Samardzija for Cano and Jordan Walden

    Should I take either of these two offers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dmachine, They’re not good…

      • dmachine says:
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        @Grey, Oops, I mean Matt Adams, not Mike Adams

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @dmachine, I figured you meant that…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Peralta! It’s crazy how unrecognizable baseball players are….. I could be introduced to Sean Rodriguez and would’ve had no idea who he was…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I know. Its the same for me only more so, as I hardly ever see any games.

        I like seeing this stuff – kind of like that time Roy O pulled that face behind the coach in the dugout on live TV.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Yeah, makes them more human… But harder to make fun of… No, I don’t like this stuff… Probably only a handful of players I could recognize without their uniforms and I watch the games…

      • BigFatHippo says:
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        @Grey, Hey, what widely available SP would you pull a Cleveland Streamer on for Saturday? Don’t like any fridays starters but there’s no ^ for saturday……………….yep, I’m streaming, desperate times call for desperate measures.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @BigFatHippo, Not sure who’s available…

          • BigFatHippo says:
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            @Grey, Answered my own question……….survey says………Scherzer @Minnesota. 15 k’s here we come

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @BigFatHippo, Scherzer is available in your league? Must be the 9 team one…

              • BigFatHippo says:
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                @Grey, yup, drafted and dropped by me, been picked up a couple times and stunk up other peeps era and whip, now he’s a streamer…….sad

    • BigFatHippo says:
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      @Steve, Elliot Johnson just sounds like a nerd name…………Revenge of the Elliots!

      LittleUnderachievers are sneaking up yo……………

      • Steve says:
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        @BigFatHippo, Giancarlo heard you.

        • BigFatHippo says:
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          @Steve, yeah, my steps are a little heavy, hard to be sneaky when you’re a hippo………….

    • chata says:
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      @Steve,

      that picture of rick vaughn is priceless .
      the name-tag makes it .

  133. Tony says:
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    Grey- which side:

    A) lance Lynn/RIOS

    or

    B) Pence/Kenley Jansen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony, Pence

  134. Goose says:
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    I still like Lynn, despite these bumps. His FIP (3.21) and xFIP (3.39) are still alright/stable, and he did get the dubya. And he should continue to get Ws… in theory…

    That said, the league may be catching on. His next start, @ the Bravos — his 2nd start against them — will be a real test. Agree he should be benched for it, at least.

    But even though my love affair continues, does that mean I’m not shopping him? No, that does not not mean that, triple-negater. I offered Lynn + Campana for J. Johnson to the guy who’s in last place in steals… And Lynn + Myers for Beachy to the guy last in saves…

    Who knows, hope one of them spring for it. Then I don’t have to worry ’bout Lynn’s strange success story any more…

    • BigFatHippo says:
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      @Goose, You’re right to be shopping Lynn. He relied on strictly a fastball and slider as his only 2 pitches as a reliever last year, teams had no film on him. He’s now throwing 5 pitches for strikes but as teams scout him more I fear bad times are ahead. If (when? please?) Carp comes back it will be Lynn back to the Pynn come July….(or June? please?)

      Can ya tell I’m a Cardinal fan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Goose, Yeah, I’d do either deal…

  135. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    it’s a good thing for gardner to be hitting off of a tee ,
    but beckett catches hell ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Not sure what you mean…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        “only 18 off-days” , etc .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @chata, Ah

        • Steve says:
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          @chata, I got it. Well played. Grey doesn’t do golf.

  136. Steve says:
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    Be nice if the Braves took one of these run-scoring opportunities.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Don’t let Bailey off the hook!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Uh oh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Big DP there! I have Delgado in an NL-Only…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, I’m always wary of abbreviating double-play BTW.

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Gah.

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, Phew.

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Bailey would never be doing this if I was starting him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, No, of course not… Delgado just got hit hard by Frazier, but kept his composure…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Holy shit…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Steve, Crazy

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Steve, Bruce hit it as hard as he could but right at Hinske…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, Damn/Phew.

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, Not out of the woods…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Not at all…

                  • Steve says:
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                    @Grey, Make it stop.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      @Steve, Up to the flat-billed pitchypus…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      @Steve, Well, that ended poorly…

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Grey, I dropped Mesoraco from a 14-teamer because he’s been so terrible.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha… Of course you did… Steve Magic!

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Grey, Oh well. At least Bruce can swing away now!

                      Oh – and no save opp for Kimbrel right now which is a good thing for me.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      @Steve, Watching Anibal now… I might be the one jinxing people by watching them…

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Grey, I’m a Pagan owner – which should help him get out of the inning.

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Steve, Oh. I try to use it for good. I really do.

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Steve, Jesus. Bruce now 1 for his last 31.

  137. Steve says:
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    Is it raining in NY? Need Stults to get clobbered.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Must be…

  138. KarlJ says:
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    Grey:
    Mauer or Lucroy for the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KarlJ, Mauer

  139. Prezii says:
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    Think stanton just doesnt like all the gay props in his new park and hes tryin to break em?? Just seen the homer today, almost hit the budweiser sign out there in deep left… If this dude isnt in the derby this year im suing the mlb.

    • Steve says:
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      @Prezii, Noooooo – don’t put him in the derby!

      • Prezii says:
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        @Steve, i know, i know he’ll hit 0 after the fact but i dont own him sooo.. lol i wantd him in there last year and had him in 2 leagues!! I didnt even care dudes must see TV!

        @grey, frazier does look nice.. as for the rest of the reds, ehhhh…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, Didn’t see it… Watching Reds/Braves… You know who looks good… Todd Frazier! (and Delgado).

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        don’t you have the mlb package ?

        if so , just click on “highlights” .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @chata, I have Direct TV… I can click on the highlights… True…

          • chata says:
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            @Grey,

            is that the one with the satellite dish ?
            i hear that it doesn’t work if it rains , (but it might be my
            only option when i move) .
            is that true ??

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It works fine but I’m in LA… It doesn’t rain here…

            • Tony says:
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              @chata, ha it goes out sometimes if it storms, i’ve had it for over a year now and its done it like twice, pisses me off, but what can ya do….

            • Wilsonian says:
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              @chata, I’ve got it down here in the boondocks of Southern Illinois. It goes out maybe two or three times a year, and I’m in Tornado Alley.

  140. chata says:
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    4 teams
    total of 16 hitters playing tonight … and that includes dragging maybin
    out of mothballs and hoping he doesn’t get rained out .
    (maybe i should hope for rain) .

    no SP ‘s .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Hope for rain…

  141. Wilsonian says:
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    I’m leaning towards rejecting this, but what’s your take?

    I get: McCann/Uggla/A.Gordon/Beachy
    I give: J.Montero/Phillips/Bruce/Doc

    8 Team H2H Keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, McCann to Montero is slightly for McCann, Uggla to Phillips is for Uggla by a bit, Gordon to Bruce isn’t close… Beachy to Halladay is close… Not good for you…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, definitely don’t like it. I’m rejecting it. Thinking of a counter. It’s my old man trying to rob me. Bruce is going nowhere.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He just hit the ball really hard… Just bad luck…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey, What would you think if it was Ethier or Cruz in there instead of Gordon?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cruz

    • chata says:
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      @Wilsonian,

      drop gordon and bruce from the equation , and i’ll take the
      top 3 .

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @chata, Yup

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @chata, yeah, I think I’m proposing that. It’s my damn Dad trying to railroad me. I think he’ll turn it down, though.

  142. Tom C says:
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    @grey, who are some good bonifacio replacements?

    • Tom C says:
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      For short stop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom C, No idea who’s available in your league…

      • Tom C says:
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        @Grey, aybar, cozart, tyler greene, seagar, elliot johnson, sean rodriguez

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Tom C, Johnson for steals, Cozart otherwise…

      • Tom C says:
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        @Grey, aybar, tyler greene, seager, elliot johnson, sean rodriguez,

  143. chata says:
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    take stanton out of that line-up and there’s really nothing to see in that
    marlins’ offense .
    what did loria do with all of that money that he saved ?

    • chata says:
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      bases jammed for ‘mike’ .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Eh, Hanley and Reyes have been solid of late…

  144. Steve says:
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    Bucking fullshit. Now my opponent’s Stults has a comfy lead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Yeah, he’s cruising…

  145. Poo Holes says:
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    Atta boy Mesoraco! That’s how you clear the bases kid! Damn right I started him tonight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, Nice

  146. Joel says:
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    Grey: in my 6×6 h2h, I can trade kipnis and norris for kinsler. Kip is a three year , after this season, keeper, kins no-keeper. What do u think? Norris my #4 SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel, It’s fair, I’d take Kinsler…

  147. mauledbypandas says:
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    Sanchez screwed by a catcher who cant execute a rundown… FMFBL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that was ridiculous… What a frustrating turn of events…

  148. chata says:
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    way too many catchers’ errors in the fla game , though the last one was ruled a wild pitch .
    gotta find another game to watch .. this one is brutal .
    anibal is leaving , and so am i .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, should’ve been a passed ball…

      • jack says:
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        Anibal was due for some bad luck. Was looking at his ERA before the game … he has been good but not 2.30 great, so it was bound to happen somehow some way. Hate it when it happens like that tho … Pagan’s double was a bloop hit etc. etc

        • mauledbypandas says:
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          @jack, He was visibly frustrated after the failed rundown. Probably lost some focus and like you said, bloop hits by Belt and Pagan. at least he struck out 7!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @jack, Yeah, crazy unlucky… Passed balls called wild pitches…

          • jack says:
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            @Grey, He got smacked pretty hard in the hand by that liner (that led to the failed rundown). Non pitching hand, but that may have undermined his focus a bit. for anibal to give up 4 in an inning vs SF who he normally dominates, many things have to conspire against him.

            I see him going 3.2, 1.19 for the year?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, the liner didn’t help… Two inches to the left and that’s a line out and he doubles off Blanco… Hoping for a 2.90 ERA…

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, Random baseball question, but as an Anibal owner, does it make a difference whether that was a pass ball or a wild pitch?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Poo Holes, Pitcher error vs. fielder error… If it was a passed ball and there was a hit after it wouldn’t have mattered though… Just added to the overall frustration…

  149. Steve says:
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    Could do with some Viciedo magic.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Or some Mets hitting.

  150. chata says:
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    this just ain’t right :
    after this series , the reds and the braves don’t face each other ,
    for the rest of the season .
    what kind of scheduling is that ?
    it’s may 24th and both teams are “in contention” .
    just ain’t right .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Yeah, surprising…

  151. chata says:
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    haren / vargas better be a good game ,
    otherwise , i’m not gonna get my ‘fix’ tonight .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Ha

  152. Steve says:
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    Joe Mauer. Brightens the mood a little.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Wow, that’s very surprising…

    • Tony says:
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      @Steve, ya that dude needs to pick it up, i have him on two teams, i at least need the avg if he’s not gonna hit for power/etc

    • Prezii says:
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      @Steve, mauers power has an hour of not being sour..

      • Prezii says:
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        Grab pine, meat.

  153. nightpandas says:
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    like any of these dudes for a spot start (and maybe more)?

    Friedrich at Cin
    BChen at Bal
    ACobb at Bos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope… Chen…

  154. Tony says:
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    Grey- so he declined the pence/jansen for Lynn/Rios deal…. Im pretty sure he’d go for Lynn for Jansen, I’d be getting Kenley… It’s a 14 teamer, i have basically no closers, terrible luck this year with them, do i just say eff it and punt and not try to make this trade or try and deal LYNN now while he’s got some value, i just feel i could get more…. idk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kenley for Lynn…

  155. Wilsonian says:
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    Two offers to me:

    Get: McCann
    Give: Jesus

    Get: Zobrist
    Give: Trumbo

    Take either one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both…

    • Poo Holes says:
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      @Wilsonian, I’d take both of those trades. I wish I got any offers like that in my leagues.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Poo Holes, Looks like I need to take them both, huh? Done and done. Emoticon.

  156. nightpandas says:
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    think I can get Lincecum for Morrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair… I think you can him even cheaper…

  157. Prezii says:
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    Pujols homer binge? O.co, now safeco…. Watch outt!!

    • Poo Holes says:
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      @Prezii, Strange that he’s hitting in pitchers parks, but I’ll take it!

  158. Wilsonian says:
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    Looks like Rios has turned things around…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too late, dropped him… Dah!

  159. Poo Holes says:
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    Does Ondrusek’s save say anything about the Reds closer situation? I know they said Chapman is the guy but I was surprised to see Marshall pitch the 8th.

    • Prezii says:
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      @Poo Holes, cmon they cant run him out there EVERY game!! Lol although we wish they would… Dudes gonna throw his arm 100 mph over the plate..

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Prezii, Ha, yeah I was too lazy to do the research as to when he pitched last.

  160. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Looks like Pujols is FINALLY hearing my pleas to save my fantasy season… which kinda reminds me of another fantasy where the princess in “The Neverending Story” movie begs Jonathan Brandis to just say her name to save her world.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, ATREYU!!!

      • Ronkonkoma says:
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        @Wilsonian, “I’m a LUCK DRAGON!”

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Ronkonkoma, Ha! I love that ridiculous movie.

  161. barker says:
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    12 team AL only

    drop hochevar for millwood or jeanmar gomez

    my staff lester moore hughes bard jarrod parker hochevar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Millwood…

  162. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    This trade just happened in my league. Kevin Youkilis and Scott Downs for Wade Miley. Who wins? Should this go through considering the person just picked up Miley from free agency. What are your thoughts?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, It’s terrible… Youk…

  163. Wilsonian says:
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    What’s your ranking on these guys for Utility:

    Morneau, Kelly Jo, Rios, Cespedes

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian, Oops…forgot about Hardy, too. Toss him in the mix.

      • Hondo says:
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        @Wilsonian, After tonights 2 jacks and a double,I’d have to go with Morneau.He had another that would have went out but it got hung up in the 20+ MPH winds.I’m glad I chose to drop Dunn yesterday instead of him. Once I heard about the winds it just didn’t seem to be the good type Dunn day,but he only had 2 K’s.
        Now what to do about that Texiera mess?I’ve got Rizzo stashed and Cuddy to backup.

        Guess I should ask Grey later when I recover from the shock of having been minutes away from dropping a Morneau yesterday before a night like that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, I’d go with Morneau while he’s hot…

  164. letsgobravos says:
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    Pujols w/ a big night. 3/3, slam and legs w/ 3 RBIs. Its about damn time he started to get it rolling.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Bout time…

  165. Steve says:
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    Want some Steve Magic? Dropped Viciedo from my H2H team yesterday. (Still got his dinger from today, though)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Nice usage…

  166. Cole says:
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    I don’t know who watches brewer games, but the thing about lucroy is he doesn’t ever waste an at bat. Down in counts he ruins good pitches foul and waits to capitalize in fat ones– often to the opposite field. 20 HRs may be a steep hill to climb for him. I think his roto value is limited but in an ops or h2h points league he has great potential.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cole, I watch the Brewers… I agree… 20 homers seems above possible ceiling…

  167. Kratos says:
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    Being offered EE/Butler/Morrow for my Agon/Greinke. Correct to reject?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kratos, Reject

  168. beardcrabs says:
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    drop vance worley for alex rios off waivers… RCL…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @beardcrabs, Yup

      • beardcrabs says:
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        @Grey, grey synonymous with clutch…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @beardcrabs, Thanks!

  169. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Glass Chipper,Aviles,Headley,C.Johnson,S.Rodriguez,Betemit or R.Roberts for 3B

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, Johnson

  170. 3FingersBrown says:
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    @Grey, Picked up Yan for his weekend in Texas over Betemit (Eddie Vedder’s favorite). Think Yan gets enough AB’s to be relevant? I’ve no idea who he is but he’s hitting.

    Look at Haren with the big night. Career high 14 K’s. Makes me feel a little bit better after taking him ahead of Hamels.

    El Hombre starting to man up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @3FingersBrown, Ha! I’m not sure if he’s going to get enough ABs for most leagues (12 team and shallower). El Hombre is alive!

  171. Steve says:
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    Hmmm. Morneau just dropped in my H2H league. Won’t be able to for a couple of days, but gotta be worth an add for the Util spot, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Yup

  172. 240p says:
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    If you were already set at 1B (now and in the near future) in a keeper league but also had Rizzo stashed on your bench, would you trade him for Wil Myers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @240p, Nope

  173. 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?

  174. chunk says:
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    You watch Baileys start tonight? Should I drop Dolis for him in a 16 team pts league where I need SP help?

  175. DjlanceRauch says:
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    Someone in my league wants Moore for one of his Closers. I need saves. Who should I target. Broxton, Casilla, Reed, Cook.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cook

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