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Yesterday, Felix Hernandez had the best game of the season for fantasy — 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 15 Ks.   F-Her was the best thing to hit the world since Natalie Portman decided it was a good idea to get naked for a short film.  Granted, that short film was by Wes Anderson.  In film school, it was always met with a mixture of amusement, bewilderment and excitement when any student filmmaker convinced an actress to take their clothes off for a student film.  Invariably, they were a better salesman than auteur if they were able to pull it off.  “So, your husband, hungry for approval, just left you for a ham sandwich and now you want to shed your clothes, which is a metaphor for the stripping of your soul.  Don’t worry, it’s a locked set.”  I’ve talked in the past about how if a pitcher has a difference of six between his K-rate and walk rate, then he’s usable in all leagues.  F-Her has a difference of plus-8.  That’s glorious.  He has 106 Ks to 17 BBs.  That’s insane.  His ERA is at 2.39.  He’s real and he’s magnificent.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Robinson Cano – 1-for-4, 1 run and his 5th steal as he sits on two homers for the year.  It’s been a storybook year for him.  That storybook is called, “Jesus, Where the Hell is Cano’s Power?”  It’s illustrated by Kirk Cameron.

Grant Balfour – 1 IP, 5 ER, raising his ERA to 6.46.  Should try on for size the name, Grant The-Opposition-Four.  To keep with the spirit of the festivities with Don Zimmer Day at the Trop, the Rays should’ve had Pedro Martinez remove Balfour from the game by headlock.  You mustache Joel Peralta and Jake McGee, in that order.  Oops, autocorrect, I meant must stash.

Alex Cobb – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  The Mariners bit into the Tampa Bay Peach and his earned runs dribbled down their chin like a rabid guinea pig.  (Rabid guinea pigs are even more dangerous than dogs, because no one expects it.)  Cobb hasn’t been all-glorious praise to Allah like Yusuf Islam since returning from the DL, but oh, baby, it’s a wild world and I’d buy him low.

Jenrry Mejia – Has now given up five earned runs in the last 2 1/3 IP with at least one run in his last three appearances.  Not even joking when I say nine out of ten teams don’t have their strongest reliever as their closer.  The difference between the Mets and other teams is they shouldn’t have any loyalty to Mejia.  The other difference between the Mets and other teams is their manager and front office are trying to get themselves fired in some kind of Brewster’s Millions/Major League mashup.  I stashed Vic Black in one league, only because Jeurys Familia had been grabbed already.

Joe Nathan – 1 IP, 2 ER on Saturday.  His ERA is up to 7.04.  I’m not talking in hyperbole.  Like he’s been so bad his ERA may as well be 7.04.  I stashed Joba Chamberlain about a week ago in multiple leagues and yesterday my plan *rubs fingers together evilly* came together.  Muahahahahahahahah–*coughs*  Sorry, the evil laugh really catches the phlegm butter in my lungs.  Any the hoo!  Joba closed last night’s game like he bounces on trampolines — not very good.  Joba choking up three runs was the best Joe Nathan’s looked in the last two weeks.

Miguel Cabrera – Left yesterday’s game with a tight hamstring.  He’s considered day-to-day, which is better than bottle-to-bottle as he’s been.

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-4, 1 run and 3-for-4 in each of the three games prior with a homer on Saturday.  It’s been long speculated on (not that long) and finally Castellanos looks like he’s a full-blown hot schmotato.

Mike Napoli – 3-for-4 and his 6th homer in his first game back.  The Red Sox are just a different team with Napoli.  He adds that old Kevin Millar flare of a seemingly unathletic guy that looks like he’d be fun to have a beer with.  Only in baseball is that a good thing.

Matt Holliday – Scratched with back stiffness.  Maybe because you’re supposed to scratch with itchiness.  But I guess I’m the dummy!

Shelby Miller – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the 1927 Blue Jays.  Can I say it for you?  Sonavabench!  Ofttimes pitchers just get the best of a team, but I honestly have no idea how anyone shutout the Blue Jays.  MLB crack down and force them to use Wiffle bats?  I still don’t trust Miller, but the Stream-o-Nator likes his next start, and, if you own him, you have to start him for his next start, which of course means he will get rocked.  It’s the Way of the Ulcer, the Jim Jarmusch classic.

Jaime Garcia – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Can’t hit shizz with a Wiffle bat, apparently.  What is more improbable than the Cardinals last two starts vs. the Blue Jays?  An actor from Degrassi: The Next Generation that played a role in a wheelchair becoming huge in the world of hip-hop?  Yeah, that seems more improbable.  You win again, Drake!

Matt Carpenter – 2 hits, 2 RBIs, hit his 2nd homer, listens to 2 Chainz, drinks Dos Equis, watches Two and a Half Men but hates the little kid, drives a two-seater and in drafts he was too expensive.

Jhonny Peralta – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer.  Been difficult to own Jhonny this year.  Aside from the power, there hasn’t been a whole lot.  Well, that’s how it always is with him, but it’s more pronounced this year.  Mmmm-ore.

Drew Hutchison – 3 IP, 5 ER.  As said last time he pitched, he’s risky due to his control.  That doesn’t always mean a bunch of walks.  Guys can be wild in the strike zone or simply fall behind hitters and have to groove pitches.  I like Hutch but he’s not a star(sky) yet.

Michael Cuddyer – Likely headed to the DL with a sore shoulder.  He’s great when he’s on the field, but as a teenager would text his name:  CU-on-the-DLyer.

Corey Dickerson – Even with Cuddyer and CarGo hurt, Dickerson can’t get into the lineup.  Maybe next time he’ll think twice about sleeping with Wanda Weiss.

Dee Gordon – And Yasiel Puig both hurt their hips on Saturday, but are expected back shortly.  Yasiel hurt himself envisioning himself running hard into a fence and Gordon hurt his hips after giving birth to fantasy value.

Chase Anderson – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.14.  He’s inching closer to respectability for mixed leagues.  As of right now, I’d give him a shot if you’re struggling for upside, but the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like his next start and I agree.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and a slam & legs.  Au Shizz!

Brad Ziegler – 1 IP, 1 ER and the save because Addison Reed has a tired arm.  I say let it take a nap for 15 days, so I can have some Ziegler vulture saves!  Kirk Gibson, while pumping his fist, said Reed may only need another day of rest, which is exactly what they say before a guy needs Tommy John surgery.

Ramiro Pena – 1-for-1 with his 3rd home run.  He’s been used primarily as a pinch hitter, and continues to.  I’m only mentioning him because he has more homers than Cano and I wanted to see if I could write a whole blurb with just the weight of my tears.

Zack Wheeler – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  So, what you’re saying is he’s not dependable?  Message received.  Please unsubscribe me.

Curtis Granderson – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers (7, 8).  Has been hitting over .300 in the last week with three steals.  This was your Curtis-y check.

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting over .300 in the last week and has 7 homers on the year.  He’s like the Babe Ruth of middle infielders compared to Cano.

James Shields – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. Hiroki Kuroda (7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks).  The Royals vs. Yankees rivalry dates back to muskets and howitzers and so does most of the Yankees lineup.

Junior Lake – 1-for-5, but two homers on Saturday.  Making his dad, Lake Superior, proud.

Emilio Bonifacio – 3-for-4, and a homer on Saturday.  Could be the sign that he’s starting to heat up again.  As someone who has suffered through Emily Boneface’s last six weeks of mediocrity, let me be the first to say this might be me Terence Trent D’Arby’ing in the wishing well for Boneface to pick things up.

Jake Arrieta – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.50 in 36 IP.  Pretty small sample size — that’s what she said! — and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next start, so I’d wait and see in most mixed leagues for now, but could see picking him up in lots of leagues if he goes out and dominates next time out.

Henderson Alvarez – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Left with a strained hip, but hopes to make his next start.  Guess that strained hip is a lot less painful than when your mom used to strain to sound hip around your friends.  “Mom, stop opening the umbrella and saying ‘make it rain’ like you’re 50 Cent.”

Gerrit Cole – Hit the DL with a fatigued shoulder.  I won’t even mention that I just traded Cole away before this news broke.  Though I might find time to mention it by telling you I won’t mention it.  This is a partial Disgraceful List move because, as anyone that has owned Cole knows, he hasn’t been right all year.

Jeff Locke – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks as he takes over Cole’s rotation spot.  Locke isn’t worth owning in any leagues, unless you’re a huge Lost fan and you already own Smoak.

Yovani Gallardo – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, which comes after his 5 IP, 6 ER start vs. the Twins.  I.e., YoGa likes to stretch your patience.

George Springer – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 12th homer, and 2nd in three days.  That’s it!  Barbara Bush is crocheting a George Springer pillow to go next to her Biggio and Berkman ones!

Dexter Fowler – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting near .500 in the last week.  Took him a long time to get hot, but he is indeed schmotato’ing.

Jon Singleton – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Talk about a heartwarming day when the Comatose Astros fan wakes up.  Your wife left you for your brother, but the Astros hitting looks good!

Collin McHugh – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER.  Well, you still have the hitters looking good!

Kendrys Morales – The other day I made a pun without even knowing it when I said a mystery club was in the mix and they stockpiled Dum-Dum lollipops.  Turns out I had the Dum-Dum part correct.  The Twins designated Jason Kubel for assignment and signed Kendrys Morales.  Even if you were to take Harmony Korine’s definition of smart, which is actually pretty effin’ stupid that is only considered smart by critics, this is still stupid.  Jason Kubel is what?  A 15-homer, .260 guy?  Guess what Kendrys Morales is.  A 17-homer, .270 hitter.  Again, huge difference there.  Ow, I just hurt my eyes rolling them.

Danny Santana – 1-for-5, but on Saturday he went 4-for-5, 5 RBIs with a steal.  Carlos Santana’s faster brother — The SAGNatural.  Danny’s pretty much just speed, but he’s hitting .361 and has been hot.  You could do worse at middle infidel.  Gyorkoff, for instance, he was worse.

Mat Latos – Aiming for a return next weekend.  That means all Latos haters better get off Twitter by this weekend because his wife is gonna come for you.  Dallas Latos:  taking on Latos haters one hashtag at a time.

Homer Bailey – 8 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 4.60.  That’s three straight quality starts since I told you to buy him.  I’m glad Clarence showed Bailey what life would be like if he stopped giving up homers.

Billy Hamilton – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  He has a higher slugging percentage than Billy Butler.  Butler’s cholesterol level is way higher though, so there’s that.

Ben Revere – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 17th steal.  That’s the fifth most steals in the major leagues, and he’s on pace for 40+ steals.  Respect the Revere!  This pun was brought to you by Roget’s Thesaurus, the T is silent; no the first T.

Kevin Gausman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the A’s.  Here’s the funny thing that is only funny if you don’t own Gausman or want to own him because of his sweet, sweet upside, and is really not funny at all.  When Miguel Gonzalez returns from the DL in a week, there’s going to be no room for Gausman.  The O’s have said they would go to a six-man rotation when Johan returned, but Johan’s career ended the other day when his Achilles burst his bubble.  So, will Showalter go to a six-man rotation for Gausman?  The obvious answer is yes.  The major league manager never does what you expect him to do answer is Gausman will be used in middle relief until the O’s have ruined his arm.

Scott Kazmir – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.20, which is colloquially known as “Why don’t I have him on all my teams?”  Well, if you were smart (lucky) enough to draft him, he looks like he will have a sub-2.50 ERA all year, which is exactly what you say to people when you’re shopping him, because there’s no way this continues.

John Jaso – 2-for-6, 1 run, 4 RBIs, hitting .294.  I’m waiting for his Giancarlo/Mike Stanton announcement when he says his name is actually Joh Jason.

Ian Desmond – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer and 2nd in as many games.  Shine on you crazy Desmond!

Jordan Zimmermann – 9 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 12 Ks in Petco.  The Padres and the Make-a-Wish Foundation recently announced a partnership for all opposing major league pitchers.  Brokering the deal was Scott Boras, who only gets game tape of his pitchers in Petco.

Andrew Cashner – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks as he returned from the DL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department had Saturday off, but said on Sunday, “Get a DeLorean and get him in your lineup!”

Nick Swisher – Will return on Thursday.  He said from rehab, “I’m a hyper guy, so it was nice to get out and move around a little bit the last two days.”  Sounds like Swisher took things too literal.  You can move around on the Disabled List, Swisher.

Josh Tomlin – 8 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.12.  He has a low-3 xFIP and more than six difference between his K and walk rate, so what does that tell us?  It’s about time to look at Tomlin in mixed leagues.  SPOILER ALERT!  If you ask me if you should pick him up, I won’t say yes, but you can.

Mitch Moreland – Out for three months with ankle surgery.  It wasn’t Prince Fielder after all.  The Texas Rangers 1st base womb is polluted!  Donnie Murphy will handle first base for the time being, but I could see the Rangers’ GM Jon Daniels, played by Jon Hamm, going to Cuba to find anyone with a first baseman’s glove.  “I kinda like that guy over there, Fidel.”  “That is Lance Berkman with a very luxurious tan.”  “We’ll take him!”

Rougned Odor – Left the game after a shoulder sprain.  Now starting for the Rangers…Beltre and, uh, that other guy and that third guy and the other guy whose name I forget!

  1. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    no heyward love in this post?

    i’ve waited all year on that schomhawk, the least he can do is get a sweet grey blurb

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha

  2. MR.T says:
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    CarGo for Abreu

    i could wait for Cargo to heal, wich side?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      CarGo

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @MR.T: Grande Dolor

    • Kyle H says:
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      @MR.T:

      Do we have a time table for cargo? I can acquire him for pretty cheap right now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MR.T: Abreu, but it’s fair

  3. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Gr8 work, man! Some of your best stuff. I was chuckling (don’t tell Chuckie, pls!!) all the way through. Too funny about the Zimmer reference as Cobb was getting knocked up. I have nailed Cobb to the bench for his next two starts minimum. We’ll see what happens after that,

    In life, one is supposed to do what one loves or love what one does (if doing what one loves doesn’t pay the rent or make the Coug happy enough, but I digress). I would love to do what you do, just not sure if there are enough strawberry daiquiris being bought to make it a success, (sorry being so naive to think that this is your only source of income, don’t know any better). So I have to love what I do because it pays the bills and keeps the Coug happy.

    Too funny on the ‘Make-a-wish-foundation’ reference at PetCo. That is every FBB owner’s dream and wish, especially if you start a good pitcher who knows how to pitch there. There are some pitcher’s who get rocked in PetCo, they must feel pretty awful about themselves afterwards.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  4. gareth says:
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    Sweeeeeet emooooooooo-tiiiooonnnnnnn.

    Said Aerosmith.

    Is how I feel when Grey makes his Monday return.

  5. gareth says:
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    Best speculative add – peralta, Ziegler, familia or black?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @gareth: Ziggy…if it’s good enough for David Puddy’s bedsheets, it’s good enough for me.

  6. gareth says:
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    G3!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’ll bite…what does this mean

      • gareth says:
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        @Mike: its a nickname I got from j-foh as he noticed I would make 3 posts in a row alot (not purposefully).

        The name kinda stuck and now it feels almost wrong not to G3!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          cool. now I feel hip again :)

  7. gareth says:
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    G FORCE. I mean forth. I mean……..time for a cat nap.

  8. gareth says:
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    FOURTH. incorrect spelling. And now its 5th.

    And im officially off my face with catnip.

    GOODNIGHT ALL!

  9. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Would you trade Kazmir for Cuddyer? Deep league thanks

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @2 Giant rings: if you need pitching its fair…DO IT

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @2 Giant rings: My bad i read this backwards…thought you were getting kazmir

  10. Internet Bruiser says:
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    Hey, Grey. In a dynasty league, would you trade Khris Davis for Cobb? Should I add some extras? Demand a little more? Do a little jig?

    Thanks!

    • Internet Bruiser says:
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      @Internet Bruiser: let me throw the same question out there for Bailey. Add/subtract/jig? Thanks again.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I could see doing it for either. Prefer Bailey

  11. The Theory says:
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    Freakin’ Shelby Miller. And right after I finally decided to replace him on waivers.

    C’est la vie.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ouch

    • gareth says:
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      @The Theory: Someone dropped Shelby in my rcl and I grabbed him. Noone saw the complete game shutout against the hot hitting blue jays coming though. He was kinda “meh” before that, so a drop could be seen as understandable.

  12. Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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    Someone needs to tell Butler that when your cholesterol and your batting average are the same number, something is going horribly wrong! Good stuff as always, Grey. Thank you!

    1. Please rank ROS and as possible keepers: Nathan, Reed, Mejía
    2. Which side and is it fair? Craig, Puig, Polanco for Bruce, Ozuna, AGonz, Marte

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      they’re all meh right now…I’d put Reed ahead of Nathan for keeper value

      it’s fair…I actually like Craig/Puig side

  13. Miles says:
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    Grey makes Monday mornings worth waking up for

  14. Mello Yello says:
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    Nothing like a Stroman/Gausman/Heaney trifecta pickup to start the week. Instead of trying to figure out who’s better ROS, I just got ‘em all…there’s the easy way to tackle that question

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      exactly

  15. Clint says:
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    Now that Cingrani’s looking like bullpen fodder, or worse (minors fodder?), I’ve gotta figure out his rotation spot in my 2 leagues I have him in.

    1) For a 12 team, 5×5 roto, 5 keeper league with this pitcher roster, what’s my plan?
    SP’s: Porcello, Cingrani
    RP’s: F-Rod, Britton
    P’s: Belisario, Joba, Kluber, Shark
    Bench: Wheeler, Bailey, Ervin
    Free agents: Sabathia, Dickey, Leake, Ubaldo, Holland, Smyly, Jaime Garcia, Stroman, Gausman

    2) For my 8 team, 10 keeper, h2h pts league with this roster, what’s my plan?
    SP’s: Masterson, Bailey
    RP’s: Street, Wacha
    P’s: Cobb, Eovaldi, Ventura, Cingrani
    Bench: Gray, Shark, Porcello, Teheran, Liriano, Fister
    Free agents available: Kuroda, Burnett, Ubaldo, Holland, Leake, Simon, Colon, Gee, Niese, Smyly, Beckett, McCarthy

    Thanks again guys! You advice has once again put me in first place in both leagues as of June 8. Hope I can keep it up like last year.

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Clint: I would replace him w/Stroman in the 12 and Beckett in the 8 or stream that spot (in the 8). Good luck.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with GreyismyHero….might consider Jaime Garcia in the 12 also, boring but solid

  16. Rico says:
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    Start Singleton or Billy Butler? I started Butler last week but I’m starting to think I’m being an idiot.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Singleton

  17. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    First off is Dallas Latos hot? She seems like she’s a donut binge away from being Delta Burke/Kristy Alley.
    Next would you drop Hosmer for a starter in a H2H if you already have Freddie Freeman and Jon Singleton?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha…I just Googled her

      I wouldn’t drop Hosmer, but I am in the minority I think

      bench, sell low, whatever, but I wouldn’t drop

      • Ben R says:
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        @Mike: me too. Nice rackajawea.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Mike: Haha yeah I’m not sold on Singleton but had to activate him this week off my N/A spot. Hosmer has been bad but I’m struggling with the decision to let him go for a mid to low 200′s power guy.

        Not playing Felix cooked me in my matchup last night.

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Fake tits, dyed blonde hair, and 10 pounds of make up. Her parents really hit the nail on the head when naming her Dallas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Hold Hosmer… Totally Delta Burke waiting to happen…

  18. Grey — I’m not wrong to drop Billy Butler for Brock Holt, right? Even if Butler starts hitting he’ll probably be on waivers. And if not, I can pick up the next hit 1B, right? You’re here to help us figure that out, right?

    And a version of the closer question you got above, but with a few more options. Who are your first three choices for saves and limited ratio damage between Ziegler, Ottavino, Black, Familia, O’Day, Joba, Al Al, Peralta, Brothers?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      you know your league, so if he’ll still be there, sure

      Ziegler, Joba, Familia

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        maybe Peralta over Familia, since Maddon just gave Balfour the vote of confidence

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Lose Butler… Agree with Mike on relievers

  19. KillerB says:
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    Gausman or bauer? Both keepers but I’m thinking ROS value. What do you think?

    What about tomlin as an alternative too?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Bauer ROS, Gausman long term

  20. Jonas says:
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    Currently own Ottavino as handcuff to Hawkins and Daniel Webb for speculation.

    Drop them both for Peralta and Familia?

    (sorry, hate asking these questions for multiple reasons)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

      • Jonas says:
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        @Mike: Just watched Balfour’s “meltdown.” It was very fluky.

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

    Heat, not sunlight, ripens tomatoes.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: word…..I kept one between my legs for a week….as ripe as can be

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: These are getting better every day! What site are you getting all these from haha.

  22. Greyismyhero says:
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    “Gyorkoff”

    HAHAHAHHHAHAHA!!!

    Nice on Grey, I have a name for him to…Piece of shit! He fits right in the same company as Will MF Myers and Jay GD Bruce…

    SMOKE THE GREEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Greyismyhero: Dang you made me laugh so hard on Gyroko I forgot my question….

      Drop A. Simmons for C. Owings or B. Crawford, or hold? Limited moves league so I cant be streaming who ever his hot that week…Thanks.

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        Handful more steals from Owings.

  23. Clive says:
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    Have a very tempting trade offer in a 10 team keeper.

    I get N Cruz, Bumgarner, and Kinsler.

    I give up Puig, Cole, Ventura (All are end of draft keepers next year…)

    I really don’t want to give up Puig when I can keep him toward the end of drafts for years to come, but that offers is tempting. Which side do you like?

    Thanks!

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      Nope. You give too much there. IMO

    • Pager24 says:
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      @Clive: your giving up a lot of future upside for 2 old guys and a great pitcher. While not likely, it’s possible Ventura becomes Bum and you can keep him at the end of your draft

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Clive: If you want to win this year. Take the trade.

  24. jb says:
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    Would you do either of these trades: Brantley/B Phillips for Bruce/kipnis and Mesoraco/shaw for perzinski/zimmerman 4×4 league no k’s, no R

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @jb: Id take Bruce…and Zimmerman sides….DO IT

  25. Jammer McSlam says:
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    In a H2H league where I don’t like to keep bench bats instead optioning for more IP. I currently have Rizzo, Zimmerman & Cabrera at my 1B, 3B, UTL spot; with Votto coming off the DL do you trade him for MadBum?

    My staff:
    Fister
    Bailey
    Liriano
    Cobb
    Masterson
    Eovaldi
    Heaney

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  26. Fish says:
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    Wait….
    Natalie Portman got naked for for a short film?

    WHY DID NOBODY TELL ME ABOUT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @Fish: +1

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      frantically Googles…

  27. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Woke up to a trade offer asking for my mesoraco and Yordano for his sal Perez and bumgarner. Yes please, thank you!! Am I missing anything? I accepted quickly and ran.

  28. de nachos says:
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    I belly laughed at the Kirk Cameron reference. Cano’s power got Raptured. Maybe Mike Seaver and Charles-in-Charge Buddy Willie “Bibleman” Aames could start a fundamentalist fantasy sports blog to help me avoid drafting these sinners.

  29. Wadeboggs says:
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    I have hill, Wong, and recently Zobrist to fill my 2b spot (someone offered me him for Hutchinson which I thought was a bargain). I wanted to pickup volquez for a nice stream against cubs later this week. Ok to drop wong for him? Or should I attempt to trade one of my three 2nd basemen this week for a SP?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, go for a trade first

  30. Max says:
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    8 team roto; 1850 innings cap; k/9 league. Latos is on the waiver wire. Drop Keuchal, Pomz or Heaney for him?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Heaney

  31. Conor says:
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    Drop Arcia or Gattis to stash Trumbo?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Conor: Depends on what position you need

  32. papasmurf says:
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    I heard McHugh had a blister?

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @papasmurf: I watched the game and the announcers certainly speculated that there must be a blister or similar the way he dominated for 2 innings and then had his control vanish. Trainer came out there in the 4th and he was all like “I’m fine bro” but hen he kept not being able to throw the fastball for a strike so I dunno.

  33. XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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    Yo Grey, got an offer of Mauer for Porcello. I know you deep rooted hate for Mauer bc I share it, but would you buy low on him? I have Liriano (who’s shot at this point) and McCarthy on my bench. Castro is my starting catcher. Unless you were to tell me you think his second half is gonna be off the 2Chainz, I prob won’t pull the trigger. Thanks!

  34. Lville Jim says:
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    That’s sad for Mr. Moobs when Hamilton is out slg%’ing you. Also sadder may be the fact that Moobs could probably put a Hamilton in each leg of his pants. Then the Hamiltons would run a three legged race against him, spot him a lead on the start and still win.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • Lville Jim says:
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      @Lville Jim: I read where John Holmes ran three legged races by himself.

  35. kyle kendrick says:
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    Lineup locks for the week: Go with Chisenhall or Zimmerman at 3rd?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Zimmerman

  36. Gus Pike says:
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    Willingham or Dickerson for 5th Of spot? Leaning Dickerson if only for occasional steals. Could reevaluate when Rockies go on the road.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Willingham

  37. Carnival Cruz says:
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    Moobie Butler’s gotta be droppable for Kendrys, amirite? I have a hardcore need for dingers and RBIs in a 10-team H2H league.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  38. rob says:
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    someone just dropped marte, I already have a loaded OF (you can only start 4) with trout/pence/choo/gordon/hamilton/ozuna but in need for steals. I’ve got $117 FAAB, wouldy you drop archer for him?.

    if so how much should I spend, $30 somthing?

    the other option is ben revere (also just dropped) which would be nice because my team has a K problem

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      grab Revere, he’ll be cheaper and just as good at stealing bases for you

  39. TerrenceP says:
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    Have you even seen Kubel play the last two years?

    • Seattle Mack says:
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      @TerrenceP:
      I was thinking the same thing. He is a 5 hr guy tops.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TerrenceP: Guess that’s true, still no reason the Twins should’ve got Morales

  40. AP says:
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    June Grey (Wasn’t she one of the X men?)…..I need some first base advice as someone who drafted Votto, and Fielder, and then picked up Moreland. FMFBBL! Best 1B available now:

    Chisenhall
    McGahee
    Singleton
    Reynolds

    Rest of season? (Or another 2 weeks until I need another?) Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d take a flier on Singleton

      • AP says:
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        @Mike: Well….that’s just what I did. Thanks.

  41. TacktheKack says:
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    I only have 5 spots for these six pitchers in my weekly H2H league (10 categories)…who should I bench. Thanks Gray…
    Bailey @Mil
    Gray Yanks
    Teheren @Col
    Keuchel Ariz
    Cobb @Hou
    Kennedy @Phil , @Mets

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Teheran

      • Rudacious says:
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        @Mike:

        What?????? You’d bench Teheran?? Mike. I don’t get it.

    • Aero says:
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      @TacktheKack: The way Cobb has been going recently, and the runs that Houston has been putting up, I’d consider benching him, too.

  42. Phil of the Future says:
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    So it’s Monday.
    Weekly lock, which two of these would you start this week?
    Danny Santana, Espinosa, Villar.

    Thx, and next time when Chris Carter hits a grand slam, you put it in the write up!

    P.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Villar, Santana

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        Thanks, Mike.
        One more question for your brain.
        Same league, weekly lock. I have some ugly pitching matchups to choose from. 4 of these starters, must choose 2 to start:

        Odorizzi vs. STL
        Hughes @ TOR
        Gausman @ TOR
        Santana @ COL.

        Shields are up, bracing for impact….

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            Thanks, Grey. I am leaning this way as well. I know the youngsters are unpredictable and can blow up, but I think I have to sit a HR-prone SP at Coors and a fly-ball pitcher in Toronto. Yeah, that sounds right.

  43. Mike says:
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    Looking for steals… pickup Everth Cabrera or Revere?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Revere

  44. Jon says:
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    Sit/start?

    Porcello @ CHW $6.6 SON
    Chavez @ LAA $2.7 SON

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      start both

  45. RTP says:
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    UTIL spot…. Khris Davis, Napoli, Aramis, or Yelich for the week?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yelich

  46. Rafi says:
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    For the coming week, Singleton or Morales at corner?

    Also pick two for this week from Brad Miller, Eugenio Suarez, Daniel Santana.

    Grazie!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Singleton

      Miller, Santana

  47. Allan Tamarkin says:
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    In re: Chase Anderson
    What happened to the great Grey and the streamanator, that isn’t the Duke in CF that is Ethier ? Too much chalk talk Grey!

  48. Fletch says:
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    My S. Gray/B. Harper for his Machado/CarGo (COL)

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

  49. Mike says:
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    Facing matchup with superb hitting and stealing but I should win most other hitting.
    My outfield is stached (we go 2 OF + util). Do I go with SPringer or Heyward as Util. Both 7 games. Heyward heating up, in coors for 4 games and steals bases, leaning his way.

    For P I think he likely wins ratios but I am equal in Ks and wins. I have been benching liriano for a month but thinking of starting him in 2 start week vs cubs and marlins over jaime garcia. FIgure if you are going to lose ratios, might as well lose them big.

    Thoughts?

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike:

      It’s a toss up. In the last 2 weeks, Heyward has 1 steal, Springer has 0. Both are red hot though and Heyward has a better K to BB ratio in that span. Maybe go Heyward due to the 4 games at Coors.

      • Other Mike says:
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        @Mike: Thanks

      • Mike says:
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        @Mike: THanks Other Mike…. any thoughts on Liriano?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Heyward, I’m fine with a 2-start Liriano in those match-ups

  50. Mike says:
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    Do you try and sell “high” on Abreu or hold him in a keeper league? I can keep Abreu with no restrictions or time frame. If sell, who would you target? In need of SP and or catcher upgrade.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold him

  51. Oppo Taco says:
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    Alex wood worth a #1 priority claim? Just dropped this morning in a 12 teamer. Is he expected to return to the rotation soon ?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      eh, I wouldn’t burn a #1 on him. Not sure when he returns

  52. Hoosier Daddy says:
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    Im grateful that you went in a different direction. The simultaneous hip injuries from Puig and Dee had me thinking it must have been the result of a scissoring session gone wrong which almost made me lose my breakfast. …. The thought of little Dee being forced to….. Squeel “I like Puig”!!!!!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yikes

  53. Plumbing4 says:
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    Which SP? I have Cole so I need a replacement for a while.

    Gausman, Cashner, Wheeler, Pomeranz, Masterson, Vogelsong

    Which one, maybe 2 (in case someone bids more than I do)

    • Plumbing4 says:
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      @Plumbing4: Josh Beckett is available too

    • Mike says:
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      @Plumbing4:

      Cashner, Pomeranz then Wheeler.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Cashner

  54. OneI'dWilly says:
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    NL only no bench. Who’d you rather have as your UT: B Crawford or C Young

    In top 3 of all offensive categories except: SB – last and Avg – 6th outta 10

    Please and thank you.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Crawford

  55. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    “Gordon hurt his hips after giving birth to fantasy value.” <<<< HA!!!! Too damn funny Grey! I find myself very appreciative of that past writers guild strike!

  56. Question says:
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    Santana or la Stella to take over for gyorko? 14 team 5×5 obp redraft league.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      la Stella

  57. bri says:
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    Keeper league question:
    1- who is the better long term keeper.. George Springer or Jose Abreu? They both cost the same amount to keep so price isn’t a factor.

    • Mike says:
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      @bri:

      Depends on what stats you need but I’d lean Springer. He can help you in more categories than Abreu.

  58. Bob says:
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    looking to improve offense and have pitching depth.

    would you offer scherzer for braun? or Gomez?

    giving too much? Offering too little?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      it’s fair, I’d make that swap for either bat

  59. stynyr says:
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    10-team, H2H, 5×5, OBP instad of AVG and SVH+H instead of SV

    C-Gomes
    1b-V-MArt
    2b-Dozier
    3b-Sandoval
    ss-Hanley
    of-J-Upton, Braun, J. Hamilton
    util-Napoli, Bruce
    bn-Segura,Pagan
    DL-Arenado, Belt

    sp-Zimmermann, Felix, Kennedy, Kluber, Cobb, Lester, Liriano, Beckett, Lee (DL)
    rp-Rodney, Romo, Robertson, Clippard

    Who could/should I offer to get Bumgarner? Got a lot of bench bats that I’d like to clear out.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Pagan, Napoli, pair one of those with an arm like Beckett/Lee?

  60. sniff test says:
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    So after Friday’s sell…I tried to sell my Cruz for his Tanaka. The owner didn’t go for it…but the owner with Felix Hernandez did.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice

    • Lville Jim says:
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      @sniff test: Nice get, Cruz is playing over his head and is overdue for a dl stint. My guess, it will be a hammy.

  61. smegma says:
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    Offer Porcello for Cobb or try Porcello/Liriano for Cobb/Pomeranz? 12 team h2h non keeper with qs/w both getting points.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like both

  62. sniff test says:
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    I need to drop 2 from this staff, Darvish, King Felix, Hamels, Latos, E Santana, Heaney, Porcello, Eovaldi

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Heaney, Porcello…nice staff

  63. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    Which side: Andrus/Cespedes vs. Desmond/Kazmir

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Cespedes

      • Zook's Pest Control says:
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        @Mike: hmm. ok, was trying to offer desmond. with moreland out now, I think the TEX lineup will be hurting. Not sure if Andrus will have much value aside from his speed. I also have Ozuna, with Trumbo and Polanco coming up soon, so saw Cespedes as expendable (Cespedes/Ozuna do same thing). So saw it as a way to get SS upgrade and Kaz who has been dominant this year. Based on this you still say hold, or OK to slightly overpay to improve team needs?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          if it helps your team win, go for it…I was looking at it in a vacuum

      • Zook's Pest Control says:
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        @Mike: sorry, was trying to get desmond, not offer him. was offering andrus/cespedes for his desmond/kaz. hold or makes sense?

          • Zook's Pest Control says:
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            @John: Andrus is currently my SS. Worried about TEX producing this yr so aside from the steals not sure Andrus will have his typical year stat-wise. Would be upgrading to Desmond who is starting to get hot and capable of 25/20 from SS. Cespedes is expendable, as I have Ozuna, Polanco and Trumbo reserved. Can always use a decent arm and Kaz has been great. That’s why i’m considering it.

  64. John says:
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    Mesoraco or Perez? Is it a matter of perez all around choice and mesoraco the power choice or is he really a wannabe Gattis.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @John: I still like Mesoraco despite any regression fairies looming

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @John: Perez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Yes, that’s the difference… I’d go Perez, but it’s a coin flip

  65. Plumbing4 says:
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    in a 10 team league. how long should i hold onto Marte?

    My OF is Yelich, Adam Jones, Stanton, and Ozuna (we play 4 OF and 2 UTIL)

    I have Polanco hopefully coming up soon and Harper on the DL. My UTIL is 2 of Chisenhall, Hosmer or Morneau with the other one on the bench.

    I could use a 2B since I have Wong there. He is ok, but still up and down.

    Thoughts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure if you have Polanco coming up

      • Plumbing4 says:
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        @Mike: what about Morneau or Marte for Kipnis? Do you think someone would take one of those?

      • Plumbing4 says:
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        @Mike: I have Baez on my bench too, but I am not sure I can continue to hold him much longer. I was hoping to have him up mid-June and put him at 2B, but it doesn’t look like that will happen for another month or 2

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I like Morneau or Marte for Kipnis, yes

          • Plumbing4 says:
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            @Mike: who should I try first?

            Marte?

  66. Coopers Clux Clan says:
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    Morning Grey : Dead last in my keeper league and injuries have killed me and its not getting better. People are now interested in my 5th round Fister and offering up MiLB talent. I dumped 2nd round Darvish for a round 24 Sonny Grey and MiLB/Round 24 Baez last night.

    Would you trade Fister for any of these guys? I’m thinking a 2 for 1 in this 5×5 QS Keeper league. I can farm these guys and don’t have to call them up until 50IP in the big leagues.

    Options with a guy looking to win:
    Francisco Lindor – SS, CLE
    Maikel Franco 3B PHI
    Clint Frazier OF CLE

  67. John says:
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    Trade away Harper and mesoraco for Werth and Lucroy 10 tm h2h

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @John: Redraft: Yes, Keeper: No

  68. Mello Yello says:
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    GM Mike in the house! You, Guru, and Grey are like the only people in the world I can handle disagreeing with me haha

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha. I usually agree with you

      internet high five

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Mike: Slap!

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Mike: Slap!

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Mike: Two times? Ok I got greedy haha

  69. Seattle Mack says:
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    Ankle sprain = watching a ton of baseball.

    When you went from Kirk Cameron to Brewster’s Millions, I thought this was going to go downhill very fast and I was right. Some observations to add on my behalf:

    *Joba the hut will not take over as the closer. He threw all sliders and I mean ALL sliders. He has no confidence in the heater.
    *Zimmerman’s day was actually more impressive than King Felix’s day. Padres or any other team would not of been hitting him. It simply was the best performance I’ve seen this year by a pitcher. And yes I watched this game, even with the uncensored version of Roadhouse on a cable channel. The guy was throwing bb’s. I don’t think there was a single 3 ball count the entire game.
    *Belfour is done. RIP Zimmy.
    *Brock Holt will be OF eligible and any worries about playing time lost when Victarino comes back can be squashed. Drew or the RF rotation will sit before he does.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Seattle Mack: Very astute observations. Despite being awful yesterday, I bet Balfour is still in the 9th for TB

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Zimm was nasty for sure

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        J Zimm that is

        • Mello Yello says:
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          We really need to change the filter on this fantasy baseball vacuum…there’s mad lint in here…MAD lint! Haha

        • Mello Yello says:
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          Also, I missed the second M when I was reading that Mike haha

      • Seattle Mack says:
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        @Mello Yello:

        I also forgot about Machado. I won’t be surprised if he gets a 5-7 day suspension. He is turning into the Ron Artest of baseball with all of his recent pouting and b.s.

  70. Michelle says:
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    Scherzer for Cargo, 7×7 with QS/IP and XBH/OBP as extras. Who wins in a vacuum?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      CarGo

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Michelle: CarGo…ties go to the hitter

  71. roy hobbs is god says:
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    Jon Singelton vs O. Taveras, who is the better to own, more upside @ this point?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Taveras

  72. RicoSuave says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Great job as always!

    Who would you start? weekly H2H points league (14 team)

    I need 3 of these 4…

    Stroman vs MIN
    Cobb @ HOU
    Gray vs NYY
    Chavez @LAA and vs NYY

    Thanks

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @RicoSuave: First three

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Stroman if you have to sit one

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Mike: Muchas Gracias!

  73. Big Money Matt says:
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    F-Her for Samardzja, Wacha and Kazmir.

    Which side you got?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Depends a little on who you replace them with if you are the one getting Felix.

      Prefer to spread the wealth with pitching, so I’d lean the three.

  74. SallyCips says:
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    Vacuum this deal: Kennedy/Gardner/Chisenhall for my Ortiz/Gallardo/Hutch?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @SallyCips: Kennedy side seems to be a lil more stable

  75. willclark says:
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    16 team OPS keeper league. Trade Sonny Gray, Polanco, and Bruce for Puig. Seems like an overpay but assuming Puig is healthy could be worth it this year and going forward. I also really don’t have room for both Polanco and Bruce (and can prob trade for a SP almost equal to Gray.) Thoughts?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @willclark: If you can make it work, Viva Puig

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Sounds like it works for your team, and you’re getting the best player in the deal.

  76. Dan says:
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    Head to head points league and I had a 15 point league going into the 9th inning of last night’s nightcap. My opponent had Ortiz going and Lackey on the hook for a loss. I had Pedroia going and a broken Miguel Cabrera. Ortiz blasts a 3 run shot, 19 point swing (18 if you discount Pedroia scoring) and I lose by 3. FML! Rant off :(

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that blows

  77. The Man Inside Me says:
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    Hey Grey, hope you had a solid weekend, great stuff as usual!

    6×6 (OBP, QS) Roto league- my team is a little low on SB.

    For the rest of the year, how do you rank there players? Javier Baez, Dustin Ackley, Brad Miller, or Danny Santana

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Miller, Santana, Baez, Ackley IMO

      Baez would leapfrog if I thought he’d be up before the end of July

  78. Steve D. says:
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    Need a top shelf (starting) arm, and am considering dealing Josh Donaldson. Who should I be targeting?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Steve D.: Tanaka?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t trade Donaldson for a pitcher outside of the Top 10

      • Steve D. says:
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        @Mike: Greinke?

  79. Game of Throws says:
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    You think Peralta gets first shot over Oviedo? Mcgee is already owned.

    Thanks!

  80. Lofton Bombz says:
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    6×6 OPS and holds league. Offered King Felix for Giancarlo straight up.
    Pull the trigger?
    SP -Anibal
    Alex Cobb
    Jesse Chavez
    Jason Hammel
    Dallas Keuchel
    Estrada
    Cliffly
    G Cole

    OF
    McCutchen
    (Stanton)
    Dickerson
    Aoki
    Heyward
    Springer
    Khrush Davis

    Thank you for the humanitarian work that you do, you help me humble my dumb friends every year.

  81. Beep Beep Birdie says:
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    Pick 2: ArciA, Dickerson or Calhoun

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Arcia, Calhoun

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Beep Beep Birdie: They’re apparently going to need five OFs on the DL before Dickerson gets proper PT…shame

  82. Tom says:
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    Grey I need some help filling up 3 spots in my lineup 12 team mixed h2h

    Need to pick three for this week.

    Longo
    Springer
    Moss
    Rios
    Gordon

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Springer, Rios, Longo

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        Moss over Longo maybe

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Mike: longo’s been a bit worse than the other 4 for a while now. in my big money league i have all of those except moss, and if i had another 3B (arenado on DL) i’d be benching longo of those 4 if one had to go.

  83. Steve says:
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    Kluber or David price ROS?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Steve: Price…great buy low right now

  84. Steve says:
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    Would u trade Morneau for Kenley Jansen??
    I have Lind/Morse for 1b as well
    Thx

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Steve: Hell to the yeah

  85. AdamH says:
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    2 questions

    ROS Cobb vs Latos

    Trade – Pujols Latos JCastro for
    Laroche Cobb Rosario… Who wins?

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Pujols side

  86. Mike says:
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    Arcia(twins) or Laroche ROS?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mike: Arcia

  87. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    5×5 H2H categories with OBP in place of AVG

    Morales or Fat Adams as a Utility/bench guy?

    Cain, Austin Jackson, Castellanos, Yelich, L. Martin
    Who’s the best bench outfielder add?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons: (flipping a coin)…I’ll go Fatty and the better lineup

  88. Bob says:
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    Would you trade Yu Darvish and Alex Gordon for Ryan Braun and Trevor Rosenthal?

    What if it were Fernando Rodney instead of Rosenthal?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Bob: The deal with Rosenthal in it seems pretty fair, but the deal with Rodney would start to tip the scales towards the Darvish side

  89. booya says:
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    H2H 6×6 w/ OPS
    Villar or Owings ROS?

    • booya says:
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      @booya: Or Brad Miller…

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @booya: Owings

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I still like Villar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @booya: Agree with Mike

  90. John says:
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    Trade away Pujols for Bruce? 10 tm h2h

    Leaves me with picking up Hosmer at 1b and I would have to drop austin jackson or Ozuna. Also have Harper on DL. Mentioning this because I may be better off sticking with Pujols and seeing which one of ozuna and Ajax end up as my Last OF when he is back.

    I could also put edwin at 1b and pickup a seager or I think Sandoval owner about to drop him instead of hosmer.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @John: I would hold Pujols, but if you do pull the trigger, I like your Edwin/Seager plan contingency plan

      • Mello Yello says:
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        Probably only had to say plan once there. Sorry haha

  91. Wilsonian says:
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    Two questions for the masses today:

    1) I know we hate catcher questions, but is it time to turn from Rosario? Sal P. is available. I know I probably shouldn’t do it, but man is it tempting… Rosario has been hot garbage. I got him as the 4th or 5th catcher off the board and thought I got a steal.

    2) Got G.Cole on the DL. He now joins the ranks with Myers, Trumbo, and Arenado for only two DL slots. With this rotation:

    SP – Scherzer, Teheran, Bailey, Minor, Archer, Ventura, Kennedy, Pomeranz, Cole
    RP – Soriano, Rodney, Doolittle, Allen

    do I dump Cole for any of the following arms: Liriano, Niese, Leake, Estrada, Hutchison, Gausman, Stroman, Wheeler, Tomlin, Milone, or Smyly? I’m ok with standing pat, but all this dead weight on my team is dragging me down.

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP (5 player keeper)

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Wilsonian: Hold all the way around. Is Myers one of your keepers? If not, I may consider dropping him for Stroman or Wheeler or whoever you fancy

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mello Yello: he could be. Or he could be trade fodder for someone who might want to keep him.

        My options at keepers are: C.Davis, Longoria, Hanley, Jones, Springer, Kinsler, Arenado, Myers, Scherzer, Teheran. The way we do them is one player is announced as your “Franchise” who is kept forever. The other four guys can only be kept for two years then they must be traded or tossed back into the draft. Davis, Longoria, and Hanley can only be kept for one more year. Myers, Springer, and the rest can be kept for two more years. Jones is my Franchise, so he is sticking around as long as possible.

        • Mello Yello says:
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          @Wilsonian: I have to believe between CDavis, Hanley, Longo, Teheran, Scherzer, even possibly Arrenado, you have four better keeper options. I would look to see what was potentially out there for Myers…never know until you try (except heroin and jumping from a plane without a ‘chute…I can kinda foresee slight issues there)

  92. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Start Morneau or Juan Francisco this week?

  93. Frank White says:
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    What’s up Grey… How you feel about picking up JA Happ for tomorrow against Correia (MIN) ??

  94. Wilsonian says:
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    If you wanted to trade one, who would you let go of first: Kinsler or Dozier? I’m debating on packaging one of them with Scherzer for a big time OF bat that I’m in desperate need of.

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP (5 player keeper)

    I would then either stream the Scherzer slot or go with some rookie nookie in Stroman or Gausman.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer to hold on to Kinsler

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mike: so package Dozier and Scherzer for a big time bat, if possible?

        • Mello Yello says:
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          @Wilsonian: Possibly

  95. Wudaben says:
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    Apparently I’m incompetent when it comes to selecting my starting pitchers this year and I think the SON hates me. I need to pick 4 SP in a weekly H2H points league. I’d be hard pressed not to start Teheran even at Coors. SON loves Liriano & Beckett.

    Beckett vs ARI(Arroyo) @CIN(Leake)
    Liriano vs CHC(Wood) @MIA(Alverez)
    Skaggs vs OAK(Pomeranz) @ATL(Minor)
    Chavez vs NYY(Tanaka) @LAA(Richards)
    Teheran @COL(Butler)
    Wheeler vs SD(TBA)
    Bauer @KC(Guthrie)
    Cobb @HOU(McHugh)
    Eovaldi @TEX(Darvish)
    jDlR @SF(Lincecum)

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Wudaben: Teheran absolutely…I would start him on the moon (although the schematics of going about that would probably be complicated), then Beckett, Wheeler, Cobb

  96. The Boys from the South says:
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    I need to drop one of my closers in a 5×5. No time for a trade. Which one would you drop between Reed, Cody Allen, Qualls, and Britton? Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      my gut says Qualls, but with Reed hurt I might consider him

  97. Plumbing4 says:
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    should I drop Wong or Baez for Cashner? I would like to hang onto Baez and put him at 2B later, but I’m not sure I can continue to hang onto him. I am about to have Polanco and I could possibly drop Wong if I can pull off a trade for Kipnis, but I need to decide who to drop today for Cashner.

    Thoughts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Baez

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Plumbing4: Baez is turning it around a little, but I’m not sure he’s done enough to get a pre-September call (unlike Kris Bryant)… so I would do Baez for Cash (people are down on Wong and I don’t really get it…he’s been a .300 hitter with speed since Call-Up Part Deux)

  98. Eggs over Miami says:
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    Hey grey, good morning another week of fantasy baseball!

    My team is in a 2 game losing streak & need some power or shake things up roster wise. I’m looking to add one of these for this week / maybe longer; Corey Dickerson , Brock holt, Michael Bourn, tommy la Stella, Brett lawrie, Juan Francisco (1b & 3b), lastly jay Bruce or lastly BJ upton (looks to be a big week for braves)

    It’s a 10 teamer/ redraft/ h2h points league, I wouldn’t be dropping anyone because I already have an open roster spot so I can just add someone.
    But would you start any of those players over there in the OF I have ; Holliday , pence (who I wouldn’t bench he’s been consistent), Brantley , springer who I wouldn’t bench, I’d consider benching Holliday though.

    For IF I have dee Gordon who is dealing with bad hip, utility I have oscar taveras bench polanco & Carlos Santana who I have to use too.

    Thanks grey & have a great week of fantasy!

    PS, when do you think polanco will be called up? I’m getting anxious for his arrival

    Keep calm & pirate on!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Bruce…Polanco should be this week or next is my guess

      • Jay says:
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        @Mike:

        Thank you mix master mike! You’d roll w/ Bruce over Holliday? Bench taveras?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  99. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    About Zack Wheeler – the most important thing I wanted to see from him was his walks. He only had two versus six Ks. The Giants offense isn’t top flight. But they are actually a much better hitting team than people realize. I was okay with what he did yesterday. In the inning they pulled him he had a walk, two Ks and then gave up a single to Lincecum. After 86 pitches.

    He also had a hit batter and his own throwing error – so it was dicey.

    His next four starts are home v. San Diego, Away at Miami, home v. A’s, and away at the ATL.

    If he doesn’t do well in three out of those four then, yeah, you drop him. But those are some nice chances for QS.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Grey: And the reason is yoooouuuuuuuu!…and K/9!!

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: I benched him for this start because I still don’t trust him completely and probably respect the Giants more than most – best record in baseball and all.

        It just wasn’t a make or break for me. Too often I have dropped guys hastily without checking the schedule. If it was Colorado at home, Detroit, Toronto, and Detroit I’d be more worried. But I like those next few starts (with the exception of the A’s).

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: I dropped him when he was shatting the bed, then he went on that little 3 game run, so I picked him back up for that start last night and of course he does that, hes on my shit list now…. never again.

  100. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, pick two 1Bs of them for ROS?Votto , Abreu , Rizzo

    thanks.

    • Mike says:
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      @Wilson:

      1-Abreu
      2-Rizzo
      3-Votto

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Wilson: Rizzo…Votto…Abreu

  101. John says:
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    Marte got a hot streak in him or this what we should and should have expected from him, good steals and .250?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      the latter, but there’s still more than half a season left

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mike: tough to get a hot streak going when you sit 2 out of 3 games…

  102. Mike says:
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    Laroche or Mourneau ROS ??

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Morneau

  103. Corey says:
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    Lost J-Fer and Lee to injuries and am missing that consistent shutdown ace in my 10-team H2H QS/OPS league (keep 5 each year). I’ve been patching things together with decent rookies who will have reached their innings limits come playoff time… Looking at my roster and some of the names available on the FA wire, is there any bat I can stand to trade, and replace with someone off the wire, in order to acquire a Price, Greinke, Bumgarner type?

    MY ROSTER:

    Mauer
    Goldschmidt
    Pedroia
    Encarnacion
    Bogaerts
    Stanton
    Puig
    Springer
    Hamilton

    Shields
    Wheeler
    Cain
    Stroman
    Bauer
    Pomeranz
    Beckett
    Santana
    Uehara
    Soria
    Reed

    STREAM: (currently occupied by Gattis)
    DL: Lee, Holland.
    NA: Baez

    NOTABLE HITTERS CURRENTLY ON FA WIRE:

    Gardner
    Walker
    Kendrick
    Yelich
    LaRoche
    Morneau
    Rajai Davis
    Alcides Escobar
    Willingham
    Wong
    Adams

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      if that’s Neil Walker on the wire, you could probably land a great arm for Pedroia. Mauer is another guy I might explore moving.

      Also, if you moved Springer and picked up Yelich, I really don’t think you’d lose much ground there

      • Corey says:
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        @Mike: Hey thanks for the reply and insight. I’ve been thinking about moving Pedroia/adding Walker as well… just worried Walker isn’t for real? I’m 90% sure I could do a Pedroia for Price trade today.

        Springer is another guy who I know is coveted in my league… but I dig the long ball and will no doubt cringe every time he mashes one for another team if traded.

        Would you rather move Pedroia and pick up Walker or move Springer and pick up Yelich or Willingham or Gardner or maybe even Joc Pederson when called up.

        Thanks, Mike.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I like both, but if you know you can get Price for Pedroia, go for it. Walker is a boring but steady producer at 2B.

          • Corey says:
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            @Mike: Werd. Thanks.

  104. Mike says:
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    Thoughts on Corey Kluber going forward in a keeper league? We keep 4 starters and trying to assess his value. I’ve had offers for Darvish+Lee in return for Price+Wacha and Kluber for Gio, not sure what to do on either leaning towards rejecting both.

    My keeper SP’s as of now:
    1) Darvish
    2) Hamels
    3) Minor
    4) Lee or Kluber (would like to package both to upgrade my last starter)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with Kluber in that last slot

    • Mello Yello says:
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      KKKKKKKKK (what’s that, like 8 or 9?) luber!!

  105. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Looking to take SV and ratios most weeks in 12-team H2H. Pick 3 RP to go with my existing Soria, K-Rod and Betances:

    Nathan
    Joba
    Belisario
    W. Davis
    Mejia
    McGee
    Ziegler

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Davis for ratios

      Belisario, Nathan for saves, guessing Nathan still has the job after Joba last night

  106. Mike says:
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    Would u trade Mourneau and melky for David price and Kensley Jansen???
    Trying to sell Melky high

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  107. ManuteBologna says:
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    What’s Starling Marte worth in a trade? Anything?

    Droppable for guys like Ozuna, Arcia, or Willingham in that order?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      probably not much in a redraft

      go with Ozuna

  108. Fungazi says:
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    Possible Saves – Peralta or Chamberlin over Melencon? Just one.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Peralta…now they’re saying committee in Tampa Bay

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Mike: Yeah, I just saw that. And the other guy is a lefty, so they would rather avoid him? McGee?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I agree with Grey up top…Peralta and McGee in that order

  109. Big W says:
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    Good morning Grey, Mike and all!

    I’ve got 1 utility spot left and 3 potential players…

    Josh Hamilton vs. Chavez
    Jon Singleton @ Collmenter
    Desmond Jennings vs. Erasmo Ramirez

    Who gets to play today?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d prefer Jennings. Erasmo is hot garbage

  110. Ryan says:
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    Would you trade gattis roark for yan gomes minor in a dynasty league?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Nah, I’d hold

  111. Jason says:
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    better spot filler as I await polanco
    willingham, dickeson, or castellanos?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Willingham

  112. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    Lonnie Chisenhall or Kendryz Moralez ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Morales

  113. Dileo says:
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    Im suffering at 2b w/ Schoop. Was offered my Romo for his Lawrie.

    Its h2h and would leave me chapman/frieri as closers…..

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds good to me

  114. SMLV1 says:
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    1. How do we feel about starting Richards @ OAK today?

    2. Bench 1 for tomorrow -

    (180) Moss @ LAA facing Skaggs (Lefty)
    (269) Rizzo @ PIT facing Liriano (Lefty)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      start Richards and Moss

  115. Dysole says:
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    Got offered a trade of disappointing former All-Stars and I’m contemplating it. Points league with maybe a slight edge toward favoring pitching (3 points for IP will do that). I give up Votto and Lincecum and get Verlander. Should I jump?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t

  116. Moose Out Front says:
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    Trade my Seager for his Cobb? Strictly based on value, not team needs.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  117. Andrew says:
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    Top 2?

    Porcello at White Sox ($6.6)
    Morton home vs Cubs ($10.8)
    Norris home vs Red Sox ($2)
    Jackson at Pirates ($5)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Agree with SON

  118. Silky says:
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    Need to start 3 SP’s… Who is the odd man out for this week out of Liriano, Stroman, Hamels or Porcello? Stream-o-nator thinks Porcello, but wanted your opinion Grey.

    10-team Yahoo H2H pts (Wins and K’s)

    Liriano vs Wood CHC – $21.5
    Stroman vs Hughes MIN – $18.1
    Hamels vs Cashner SD – $22.7
    Porcello vs Deduno MIN – $13.2

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Stroman

  119. smegma says:
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    K.Davis or Marte this week? Hitter tron favors Marte by $3 fwiw but not sure if playing time is factored.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Davis

  120. malamoney says:
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    Lester and Ellsbury or Gray and Cespedes?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @malamoney: Gray…unless you really need steals

  121. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Porcello, Stroman, Vogelsong, or Pomeranz ROS?

    10 team standard 5×5 categories H2H..

    My rotation is as follows: Porcello, Yu, Anibal, Bailey, Keuchel, Mchugh, Eovaldi, Gray, and Kluber

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey #1 Fan says:
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      @Greys #1 Fan:

      Actually pick 2:

      Mchugh pomeranz stroman porcello vogelsong

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Pom, Stroman

  122. Milarky says:
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    Grey, would you still go with Cobb over Archer this week with Cobb getting shelled this past Saturday? Both have one start @HOU.

    • kyle kendrick says:
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      @Milarky: Yes, Cobb > Archer

  123. fielder's fatties says:
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    Drop Mejia for Frieri?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sky: Lucky they made it through that with anything usable.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        If they learned how to feel the music, I’ve done my job.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          After you’ve done that, you can drop the mic

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Totally. *Walks away, shows back of pants has #swag bejewelled onto left butt-cheek of jeans*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Do your jeans have something written on them? It looked like pound symbol swag? Pounds wag?

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                You’re such a twittard! Yes, #Swag…though I wouldn’t mind to pound a WAG…hrm…Writing it would be so lame. If you’re gonna do it, you gotta jewel it up:

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m about to stop asking for daiquiri money and start asking for my bedazzler fund…

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    You so deserve both. Set it up on The Razzball Radio on TV via Skype on the internet…show!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s a podcast, radio TV show… C’mon!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      As Travis D’Arnuad would say: d’Ammit!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

  124. Jack says:
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    Will Betts be a eligible at 2B when he is called up? If so, is Baez, Betts, A. Hill right rank?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: He’s not getting called up for months

      • Jack says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for your help! Wow. I thought maybe in July. Let’s just say it’s mid July and both Betts and Baez are up. From that point is the right rank Baez, Betts, Hill at MI (again, assuming Betts is eligible at MI).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Looks right

  125. malamoney says:
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    Is Wil Myers worth stashing? He was just dropped in my league.

  126. blindnuts says:
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    Keuchel and Craig for Cargo…which side?

    • kyle kendrick says:
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      @blindnuts: Cargo

  127. Busher says:
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    Good post Grey.

    Got Miggy/Cobb for Longo/Anibal/Street yesterday in a 12 team roto 5×5 league…Glad to see Cobb on the buy low alert today! Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Busher: Thanks! Miggy side

  128. Cole says:
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    Latos: “It’s pretty bogus I have to go on another rehab assignment. But it it is what it is. I don’t make the decisions around here. I’m a puppet on a string. I get told to do what I need to do and I do it.”
    Now now Mat, you know rehab never sticks if you don’t take responsibility for yourself. You’re not a victim!

  129. tank1 says:
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    Trade Teheran for Pedroia? Thanks.

  130. Symptom of the Universe says:
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    Whose the odd man out of Duda, Revere, Castellanos?

  131. Goose! says:
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    I feel the need…the need for speed!

    I have Brett Gardner, Hunter Pence, and Ian Kinsler as my only viable steals options right now. Question is…

    Do I drop either Phil Hughes or Ryan Vogelsong (and which one, or maybe both) for:

    Denard Span
    James Jones
    Craig Gentry
    Gregor Blanco
    Danny Santana

    Or should I forget steals and go for Josh Willingham?

    12 team head to head category wins 6×6 league. Categories are R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG and W, K, HR allowed, ERA, WHIP, NSVH

    The rest of my pitching staff:

    Justin Verlander
    Homer Bailey
    Chris Sale
    Dallas Keuchel
    Andrew Heaney
    Matt Harvey in my DL slot

    We have C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 3 OF, 2 UTIL, 5 SP, 3 RP and 5 bench slots for a total of 24.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogelsong for Span

  132. Jacks says:
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    Bench Mejia this week? Run out Joba or Nathan (yikes) for the week?

    Also, who do you start of Rajai, Crisp and Beltran? Stupid early start! Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Mejia…Rajai

      • Jacks says:
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        @Grey: Phew, I did what Grey would do without knowing what you would do berfore lineups locked! I must know your process pretty well!

        I also started Nathan over Joba. Last week my closers stabbed me in the back. 9.2 innings, 13 ER, 24 baserunners! Nathan, Mejia, Cishek and Rondon. Brutal! Set me way back in ratios.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  133. Swfcdan says:
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    Not mentioned Reeds arm fatigue, and Ziegler getting the save yesterday. Reckon Ziggy’s worth an add in shallower formats if Reed could be out a while?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Swfcdan: Guy in my league was eagerly offering me Reed after I had been asking all year about him…so you’re telling me something’s wrong. Hey, Joba was basically worth a spec add up to last night (if he had gone 1-2-3 last night w/ 2 Ks, he would have like 50,000 adds right now), but Zieg could definitely have value

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Read the post

  134. Mello Yello says:
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    Well so much in my confidence for TB’s confidence in Ball Four…where’s Beeks! Tell him to sell, SELL!! (Now we have to root for Peralta to suck to go SAGNOFing McGee…almost there)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  135. Hey oh! says:
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    Hilarious as always Grey!
    Do you prefer Singleton or Morneau for ROS? As a Canadian, I don’t wanna admit that the Morneau dream is over. But the numbers lately suggest it may be.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Morneau

      • Party Boy John says:
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        @Grey: morneau or arcia?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Morneau

          • Party Boy John says:
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            @Grey: Are morneau and lind basically a toss up right now or do you prefer one alot more than the other currently?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Lind doesn’t play vs. lefties

  136. Grey #1 Fan says:
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    I know you just answered – sorry about that my question changed a little..

    Mchugh or porcello ROS

    Thank you in advance you’re the man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh

  137. Dave says:
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    Who do i drop in dynasty? Axford, mcgee, benoit or joba

    thanks

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Dave: You could drop Ax and Joba if you felt so inclined

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benoit

  138. I Moustache You Something says:
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    I know F-Her has been magnificent….but damn, Kershaw has been otherworldly since he’s come back from his DL stint…
    Dude has a 64Ks vs 7 walks…better than F-Her’s 106:17 ratio.
    I think more people would be talkin’ about Kersh if not for his sh*tting the bed in ‘Zona.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  139. Cano Soup For You says:
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    ROS- Kendrys or Arcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  140. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    I have an overflowing DL once again, 4 players, 2 spots (which I believe is the fantasy baseball equivalent of 2 girls, 1 cup ) in a 10 team daily mixed roto. Available free agent Starters is pretty deep (Cain, Lackey, Beckett available), and I need a spot to stream. If you would be so kind as to pick one of the following options:

    1. Drop Gio
    2. Drop Cole
    3. Drop Leonys (Bench bat)
    4. Hold tight

    I swore I would stop asking “who to drop” questions, but apparently I’m not allowed to have nice things. Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have no idea of their matchups… Lackey… Cole, Leonys

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the quick reply. My fault, sorry I didn’t clarify. Prolly wasn’t going to stream Cain, Lackey, or Beckett this week. Just mentioned them to give you a general idea of the level of pitchers of available at any given time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  141. LeSean White says:
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    I’m looking to move Nelson Cruz while his value is high, what do you think about Cruz, Werth, and Yordano Ventura for Josh Hamilton, Grienke and Singleton? Should I want more or expect less? Thanks for the advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz side

  142. Cram It says:
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    Nelsellson Cruz or Wacha/Yelich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha, it’s fair

  143. Moose Out Front says:
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    Trade my Alex Gordon for his Cobb? in a vacuum.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  144. JC3Bagger says:
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    I know Gausman’s next start doesn’t look too appealing, but I’m feeling it’s not a bad idea to add him before someone else does. Problem is, I don’t really know if I should drop anyone. My pitchers are:

    Greinke
    Gray
    Wily Peralta
    Pomeranz
    Bauer
    Richards

    With closers:
    Chapman
    Rondon
    Belisario
    Joel Peralta (just added)

    It’s a 14-team league and closers are pretty valuable to have. I’m thinking of standing pat, but could be convinced otherwise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  145. booya says:
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    Aaron Hill or Wong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  146. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    5×5 H2H categories with OBP in place of AVG

    Morales or Fat Adams as a Utility/bench guy?

    Cain, Austin Jackson, Castellanos, Yelich, L. Martin
    Who’s the best bench outfielder add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams…Yelich

  147. TJ says:
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    What kind of value is Verlander worth now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe #2 OF, maybe #3

  148. john says:
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    GREY what u think?? trade away Pujols for Bruce? 10 tm h2h

    Leaves me with picking up Hosmer at 1b and I would have to drop austin jackson or Ozuna. Also have Harper on DL. Mentioning this because I may be better off sticking with Pujols and seeing which one of ozuna and Ajax end up as my Last OF when he is back.

    I could also put edwin at 1b and pickup a seager or I think Sandoval owner about to drop him instead of hosmer???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Pujols

  149. Jacob says:
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    The Miguel Cabrera jokes are old and tired. Move on…

  150. Spammer Jay says:
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    Our First AuShizz! (i think).

    What you think about this trade?

    Kazmir/Panda for Cobb/Springer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb side

  151. Choke Artists says:
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    Springer & K. Jansen for CarGo & Wacha. Which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  152. Cram It says:
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    Cracking the Hutchison code:
    Away ERA: 2.03
    Home ERA: 8.72!!!!!!

  153. Cram It says:
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    Cracking the Hutchison code:
    Away ERA: 2.03
    Home ERA: 8.72!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, interesting…

    • de nachos says:
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      @Cram It: is this like a Highlight’s magazine spot the difference picture? I think there is an extra exclamation point in post two. What do I win?

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @de nachos: That was worth posting twice…and the extra !

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @de nachos: You should get a key chain for sure though

      • Cram It says:
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        @de nachos: It’s part of the Hutchison matrix. It only took me this long to figure out why he was getting lit up whenever I started him and sonavabenching me when I didn’t.

    • gareth says:
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      @Cram It: CRAM 3!

  154. the pillar & the stones says:
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    If you had to.. for 12 team H2H pts leagues:
    Burnett vs SD (13.4)
    Lincecum vs COL (12.7)
    or neither to just try to avoid negative points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lincecum

  155. Bob says:
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    6×6 with QS who do you like ROS?

    Hutchison
    Stroman
    Gausman
    Gallardo
    Liriano (almost don’t want to include him as I’ve already been burned by him)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

  156. Paz says:
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    Trade Teheran and Chisenhall for Longo?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Paz: Bit steep, no?…I mean the guy will totally go for it, which is somewhat telling

      • Paz says:
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        @Mello Yello: you think that’s too much to give up for Longo?

        • Mello Yello says:
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          @Paz: Teheran for Longo should be sufficient…I would hold onto Lonnie…Guru and I had a back and forth last night about it(name dropper!), and maybe I’m seeing it through rose-colored glasses (whatever that means) but I’m seeing some potential there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

    • Cram It says:
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      @Paz: @Paz: Sounds fair to me. But I wouldn’t do it.

  157. gareth says:
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    The Balfour ineffectiveness makes me think back to him signing with Baltimore in the offseason, then the o’s nixing the deal due to health concerns. The team took alot of flack at the time for backing out of deals (with balfour and another player) but it appears their caution may have been warranted after all.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @gareth: True indeed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Playgrounder says:
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        @Grey: and they signed Cruz instead.

  158. I'm still hard on rut says:
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    Trade lance Lynn for wilin Rosario? Drop Castro to stream pitchers after?

    Castro or Rosario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  159. dubjay says:
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    Ok. Looking for some infinite moustachioed wisdom yet once again.
    I think that I am just about done with A.Jackson and his yawnstipating stat lines. I could drop him for any of
    O.ARCIA
    J.WILLINGHAM
    K.MORALES
    C.GRANDERSON
    K.CALHOUN
    S.VICTORINO(could stash him on the DL)

    I also don’t have a lot of faith in J.MEJIA
    would you drop him for any of
    J.FAMILIA
    J.MCGEE
    J.PERALTA
    J.OVIEDO
    B.ZIEGLER
    V.BLACK

    Thanks

    • dubjay says:
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      @dubjay:
      Forgot to add JOBA to the list

    • gareth says:
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      @dubjay: With that depth of hitters I’d stream the hot bats based on matchups. My gut says peralta gets the job and becomes a solo closer. Ziegler may also get the job over reed but hes not very good and may lose it to putz or back to reed.

      • gareth says:
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        @gareth: solid not solo. The force is strong with this one!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop Mejia…. I’d go Arcia

  160. Greyismyhero says:
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    Desperate for svs, I just picked up Peralta, I now have him Soria & Chamberlain….Ziegler, Familia, and McGee are still on wire, Do I drop chamberlain and pick up any or hold with chamb? I would hate to see Mcgee run away w/the job like Doolittle n Allen have with me staring at them on others rosters cause I picked up Gregerson n Shaw….Limited moves league…I need to make it count…Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ziegler over Joba

  161. ebudz says:
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    hey grey whattaya say to dropping hutch for stroman? and worth adding heaney/gausman over chavez yet or wait til after tonight’s outing before dropping him?

    also, thought evercab was a good addition to my team last week for SB’s but he single-handedly destroyed my team’s avg.. and singleton stole more bases than him haha… worth hanging onto since i have him at SS and gordon at 2B.. which leads to me having to bench hosmer or a. hill daily

    here’s the squad and some available guys you might like below… what would grey do?
    12 team yahoo h2h standard:
    (1) C: rosario
    (1) 1B: singleton
    (1) 2B: d. gordon
    (1) SS: evercab
    (1) 3B: seager
    (3) OF: ad. jones, bautista, heyward
    (2) UT: hosmer, a. gordon
    bench: (votto, a. hill)
    (2) SP: madbum, bailey
    (2) RP: k-rod, qualls
    (4) P: belisario, eovaldi, kluber, estrada
    bench: (bauer, chavez, hutchinson)
    (1) DL: t.walker
    bench total: (5)

    available bats : leonys martin, lind, butler, a. simmons, j. peralta, d. brown, polanco, s. drew, owings, arcia, tavares, dickerson, b. miller, span …

    thanks in advance! you da man, you da man, you da maaan…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go Stroman…. Guess wait for tonight on Chavez, then Heaney…. I’d drop Hill for Polanco

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: word appreciate your advice! so does this mean you’re now optimistic about dee gordon ros? thought you said hill could be a top 5 2B and i know that if i drop him, he’ll probabaly get snagged so what type of player could i get in return for a possible trade?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hill could be, but you don’t need a guy sitting on your bench… What can you get for a bench bat? Maybe a junky closer

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: yeah before adding evercab, Gordon was my SS and hill was at 2b everyday so now an underperforming evercab seemed like the one who would get cut but I gotta keep the faith!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              EverCab is available on waivers and you’re worried about dropping Hill?

              • ebudz says:
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                @Grey: i mean… uhhh don’t do drugs kids..

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha

  162. John says:
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    Harper and mesoraco for Werth and Lucroy 10 tm h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Werth in a redraft

  163. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, this is my starting pitching:
    Gray, Anibal, Wacha, Teheran, Kazmir, Cobb.

    I have 20 moves left for the rest of the season. Is there anyone you would drop to get Bailey? As said, i really need to think long term.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: and another question if you dont mind:
        Laroche, Morneau, Lind and Chisenhall. Pick one for ROS. I own Morneau but his bat cooled off considerably so i am exploring the options.

        Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold Morneau

  164. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey,

    R Zimm and CMart too much to give up for Lester? (15 team keep 11). Neither are likely to be kept by me, maybe R Zimm. Going for it this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  165. Andrew says:
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    Morton home vs Cubs ($10 SON) or Porcello at White Sox ($6 SON) today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton, neither are good

  166. Mike says:
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    Josh Hamilton for James Shields, which side would you take Grey, or anybody who would like to weigh in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton, it’s fair

  167. Tom says:
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    This is for a H2H league w/OBP. Assume Polanco is in MLB. In next couple of weeks I want to pick up Alex Wood. To make room I need to drop or trade someone on offense. Here is my lineup:

    C Mauer
    1B Rizzo
    2B Cano
    3B Donaldson
    SS A. Escobar
    2B Hill
    1B/3B Pujols
    OF Bautista
    OF Bruce
    OF R. Davis
    OF K. Davis
    UTIL McCutchen
    UTIL R. Zimmerman
    Bench Polanco

    Before picking up Escobar and R. Davis I was very weak in steals, now I’m about average. I’m above average in every other offensive category.

    My drop candidates are K. Davis, R. Davis and Polanco.

    From a trade standpoint, I was thinking that since Hill isn’t contributing anything I should trade for a 2B who can. I think Pujols is going to be trending down ROS, so I was thinking about packaging him with Hill to upgrade 2B.

    What should I do? If you think trade, is Kinsler, Kipnis and Altuve the right rank in ideal 2B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis, Kinsler… I’d trade Pujols for one

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey: Would Hill, Pujols, Bruce, K. Davis be too much to give up for Encarncion, Kinsler and Werth?

        • Tom says:
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          @Tom: Or would Rizzo be better to give away instead of Bruce in above trade?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Give Bruce

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not too much

    • gareth says:
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      @Tom: “Above average.”

      Nice humblebrag my good sir.

  168. Jason says:
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    In a keeper with current keepers being Fielder, Cano, Edwin, Cargo, McCutchen, Adam Jones, Kershaw, Sale

    would you make the following moves:
    1. Trade fielder for Homer Bailey
    2. move Chris sale for David Wright

    I figure that Edwin will have to move 1B next year and I’ll need a 3B. = wright
    and then replace Sale with Bailey. It isn;t the worst…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Eh

  169. Andrew says:
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    Would you stream Edwin at Pirates today ($5 SON) in 12 team roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  170. gareth says:
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    The act of fantasy players picking up Brad Ziegler for prospective saves should be called “the Ziegler follies.”

    Reed between the lines and you’d have to be a putz to pick him up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  171. happyharry1958 says:
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    What young MI can I target to trade for My Beltran?..12 Team,H2H, 6X6, 3 yr. keeper.

    Any Ideas?

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Hill… Altuve seems like a stretch but you can try

  172. fielder's fatties says:
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    Chavez or Pomeranz ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

  173. Henry says:
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    My Doolittle for his Ian Kennedy?
    In need of starters, and currently have too many closers. League counts QS.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  174. Swfcdan says:
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    What the eff are the Pirates doing with Marte, he’s struggling so send him down and let him rediscover his swing. Instead they are letting him pinch hit once a game, really gonna do his confidence wonders that….

    Got him in a keeper at $6 where I can keep him for $9 or $12 for 1-2 more years. Gotta keep the faith and hold him right? Boy has his hitting and plate discipline been terrible this year though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  175. Fish says:
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    After watching 3 straight hours of that quasi-porno of Natalie Portman, I’m back. I got a trade offer I’m not sure what to make of due to Beltran’s linger elbow issues:

    Beltran & Minor for Ozuna & A. Sanchez

    6*6 with these categories R, HR, RBI, OBP, SLG, NSB & ERA, WHIP, K/9, BB/9, QS, NSVH
    (FYI: Highly recommend these settings; they separate the men from the boys)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…. 3 hours? How many times you watch it? Ozuna side

  176. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    kinda thought that gareth would comment on
    your ‘wild world’ remark .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chata! Where ya been?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @costaricanchata: not looking so good on your Ellsbury better than Puig bet

  177. Swfcdan says:
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    Fatt Adams beginning a rehab assignment. What happens when he gets activated, who loses ABs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taveras

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Gets sent back down? I kinda figure they have to find room for him at some point, so they’ll keep him up now. I’d be worried about a Fatt/Taveras platoon but luckily they are both lefties, so I think someone will get sent down/benched.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Swfcdan: the people who show up late to the Hometown Buffett

      • 2000 Brain Cells ago says:
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        @J-FOH: Matt Adams has abs?

      • 2000 Brain Cells ago says:
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        @J-FOH: Matt Adams has abs?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  178. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    Have Polanco and Trumbo stashed, so looking to move Ozuna. Can get Hughes, Beckett, Kazmir or Hudson for him, or I can get Fernando Rodney (already have Robertson, Perkins, Belisario).

    What’s the best value of the above, or should I aim for higher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kazmir

  179. gareth says:
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    I know Portman won the oscar for black swan, but she was never better than when she was the little girl in “Leon” (I think its called “the proffesional” in the US).

    Obviously on a purely visual/visceral/fetish level you really can’t go wrong with the star wars prequels. No wonder jar jar was a hot mess. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9r4uUvhBvA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: the professional kicked ass. one of oldman’s best roles ever.

  180. JP says:
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    Keeper league, Hosmer and Taveras (both are only keepable for 2 years) for Ortiz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer side

  181. Big League Wood says:
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    I thought Headley would bounce back to a solid option this year. Ain’t happening,,,

    Would you want Headley or Castellanos ROS???

  182. J-FOH says:
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    with one of my leagues being just one big train wreck of injuries and bad moves is it better to play for respectability or play to f**K others over in their pursuits?

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @J-FOH: Fuck others over.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aren’t those two aligned?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: these are the stream crazies. I can do lots of blocking

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it if it helps you…

        • Kid A says:
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          @J-FOH:

          A question: If you haven’t had any success when you’ve been trying to help your team win, what makes you think you’ll be any good at trying to make other teams lose?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Kid A: dah. Reverse jinx. All good plays in my eyes will dud out

  183. BB says:
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    Better side ROS and keeper….segura, kipnis, cron or moss, adams, castellanos? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @BB: Segura has been yawnstipating. Much better off with Kipnis imo, and kosher hasn’t even gotten hot yet.

  184. Andrew says:
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    Would you stream Bud Norris home vs Red Sox today ($2.6)? I think SON is still over valuing Red Sox offense

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  185. Teddy Heater says:
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    12 team keeper

    Miggy (1st round) for Pujols (3nd) & Grande Dolor (10th)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu side

  186. Andrew says:
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    I don’t remember you talking about Cosart at all for the Astros. I know your high on Keuchel and McHugh, is Cosart up there with those guys? Worth a look in 12 team leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cosart is garbage

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

        • Kid A says:
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          @gareth: More wikipedia, YAY!

            • Kid A says:
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              @gareth: god help you if I ever get under a 4 ERA. Or, put another way, don’t expect any divine intervention this year.

              • gareth says:
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                @Kid A: haha. Its a fun league. With all the speculating you do, I’m quite sure by the end of the year you will have 324 saves.

  187. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. freed up two roster slots in a recent trade. which two adds do you like most for overall value? immediate needs are avg/hr/rbi.

    betances, peralta, mcgee, ziegler, wil myers, lincecum, calhoun, david murphy, span, lake, mcgehee, archie bradley or paxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lake, Calhoun

  188. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    thoughts on this offer: Puig/Cespedes for Adam Jones/Strasburg. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones side

      • Zook's Pest Control says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Guy loves Puig and willing to overpay for him. I love him too, but with the hip thing and the size of this offer, Jones/Stras very hard to decline. Just a share for all the other Jones/Stras owners that my bad-luck will curse them.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  189. Playgrounder says:
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    Isn’t McGee much better than Peralta? I’d rather grab the good pitcher than another crappy closer doomed to flame out like Balfour.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s better

  190. tank1 says:
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    Best utility pick-up looking for R, HR and OPS? Thanks.

    Napoli
    Granderson
    LaRoche
    Dunn
    Hosmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Napoli

  191. Will Meyers he looked like Micheal Meyers this year and now he is injuied – I looked at what you and nostradumus predicted his numbers would be this year – do you believe he can achieve those numbers next year or you are down grading his potential – thanks man – How does he look for keeper leagues for a player to trade for

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I still like him in keepers and think he can still do what predicted this year…

  192. Chris says:
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    So gausman would lose his spot? If he comes out performs like he did vs A’s will he go back to minor? I watched that guy pitch he hit 98-99 mph obviously he’s gonna be a pitcher then they have rigt now.

    Should i go stroman over him or drop Beckett for stroman? I love to drop Verlander.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman over Gausman

  193. Burt Macklin says:
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    My local Verlander owner is trying to get a feel for what he can get for him and is sniffing around my team, outfielders specifically.

    I have bruce, rios, ozuna, and khris Davis with granderson on the bench.

    Wouldn’t let Bruce or rios go for him at this point but what about for Davis or ozuna?

    • Burt Macklin says:
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      @Burt Macklin: Also have Alex Gordon in the mix

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Davis or Ozuna, in that order, in a shallow enough league, I’d send both

  194. The badger says:
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    I’m literally watching Brewsters millions as I read this

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wish I were there with you!

  195. BA says:
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    Which old man is the one to own- Torii Hunter or Kendrys Morales?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hunter

  196. Jmerts says:
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    Great post grey as per usual, but i have to disagree with you on kazmir. His Ks are going up recently with his FB velocity getting back up to his 2013 average, and hes been dominating AL East offenses on the road for nearly a month now with just about a couple BB/9 in that span. IMO I think its a little farfetched to think that theres no way he cant at least pitch around a high-2 or low-3 ERA the rest of the way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Guess we’ll see on Kazmir…

  197. Negatto says:
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    Currently have Archer, McHugh, and Wheeler.

    Any of the above worth dropping for Pomeranz or Masterson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh and Wheeler

  198. A2K says:
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    McGee or Belisario in league with holds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McGee

  199. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    Need to drop someone. who gets the cut: Smyly, McHugh, Bauer or Pomeranz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh

  200. Fish says:
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    Cargo + Sonny Gray for Trout? Which side in H2H std + OPS& Hits and QS&K/9

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout side

  201. Dave says:
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    Any chance you would go stubbs over rajai right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  202. John says:
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    Mookie Betts keeps starting in CF, something to watch close in 10 team over say a Austin Jackson type?
    AS utility who be more productive fantasy value Baez or Betts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  203. Moscowitz says:
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    Rosario or Molina ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

  204. rob says:
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    keeper league: choo and harvey ($10 both minimum) for cargo (too expensive to keep) and altuve ($10)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, depends if you’re playing for next year

      • rob says:
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        @Grey: i’d be playng for this year, getting cargo and altuve (much needed. need steals and altuve is a stud in that department)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it

  205. Phil says:
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    My Stroman and Doolittle for his Cashner and Rajai I had 4 closers and needed the improvement in the rotation. Good deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  206. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    after only playing half a game in 3 days COL decides Rosario needs another day off! WTF! AND Mesoraco is also off again today! jesus. any the hoo who’s the drop in 12 team roto with OPS/XBH/net steals/k’s as a negative counting stat. 2 IF slots, 5 OF, 3 util
    rosario/gattis (also OF)
    altuve/wong/
    moss/napoli/lind/juan f/singleton
    frazier/bogaerts/juan f
    owings/bogaerts
    trout/mccutchen/harrison/dickerson/cain/arcia
    team is weakest in K’s/runs/avg (in that order), and strong in homers/XBH/rbis/net steals/OPS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Juan

  207. LeSean White says:
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    Cruz for Josh Hamilton and Grienke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent if you need pitching

  208. Brent says:
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    My JUpton and Vogelsong for Howie Kendrick and Melky Cabrera? Fair? 15 team league I’m second in homers but need some help in the runs department.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton side

  209. booya says:
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    Cargo or Freeman in a keeper league? Also which would you want for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  210. MB says:
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    Cool to trade Austin Jackson for Ozuna in dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  211. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    give chris davis, longoria, bumgarner
    get miguel cab, allen craig, trevor bauer

    yes or no

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Party Boy John says:
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        @Grey: what if it was archer not bauer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What if it what?

          • Party Boy John says:
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            @Grey: What if it was
            give C davis, Longo, Bum
            get Miguel Cab, Craig, Chris archer

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Davis side

  212. booya says:
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    Would you give waino and trumbo for freeman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  213. SteveNZ says:
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    You’d rather have Papi + Kipnis than Votto+Carpenter for the ROS, right? This would be the ol’ h2h, which is 12 teams, OBP as well as AVG, stop me if you’ve heard this before…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would, yeah

  214. Clive says:
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    I have Chapman, Holland, and KRod in RP for a 10 team keeper. Could use another starter. Is Kluber for KRod a good deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  215. nick the dick says:
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    Drop wilin and grab perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  216. Oppo Taco says:
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    Start Chavez @LAA tonight? SON doesn’t like it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t either

  217. Steve d says:
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    I can get Verlander cheapish. I still don’t want him. Do you think he gets better? Also are Hosmer and Beltran droppable? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve gone over Verlander… Not really droppable

  218. Pat says:
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    Yordano or Pomeranz ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordano

  219. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    are we playing haren yet or benching to see if he can get through a game without allowing 2 homers? i just picked him up in both NL only league and 15 team roto. Butler hit DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  220. Matt says:
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    Stream o nator likes cingrani vs the dodgers today. I dont like it but should i trust SON today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trust him

  221. B.o.B says:
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    Mejia, Allen, Qualls or McGee

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @B.o.B: it’s probably either
      qualls/allen/mejia/mcgee or
      allen/qualls/mejia/mcgee.
      depends on how likely you think axford gets job back or not. also mejia quickly could move with one of more blowns in short order. mcgee is likely behind at least j.peralta in save chances, if not both him and leo nunez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allen

  222. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    due to both rain chance and gordon playing lefty (albeit a shitty one in nuno) crisp or gordon today only?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Go for it then…

        • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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          @Grey: sorry, i didn’t type the 2nd message attempting to refute advice, sent it before i knew you answered.

  223. nick the dick says:
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    Best start between bauer vs kc, smyly vs cws and wily vs mets?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  224. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    first time this year (that i’ve noticed), but they used to do it all the time. Yahoo gives the “X” next to Alex Gordon even though mlbdailylineups (rotowire) says he sure is playing (assuming rain doesn’t cancel it)

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @A Wesley Snipes Life: i see it was just recently postponed, and for some reason that means at yahoo they start with the “X” and within minutes go to PPD. So bench all your NYY-KC players.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s already postponed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Cougs was a big fan, she told me earlier today

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Arcia and Panda on my bench today BTW. Tempted to use Arcia at Util, but not sure if he’ll be able to handle Dickey (snigger), and Singleton gets a RHP…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Was waiting for Arcia to hit it deep

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Batty called Santana in H2H…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

    • gareth says:
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      @SteveNZ: I loved the young ones and bottom growing up. He was awesome as flashheart in blackadder goes forth too. First Mel Smith, now Rick mayall. Sad times for British comedy.

  225. B.o.B says:
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    Please pick one:

    Morton vs Cubs
    Dickey vs Twins
    Collmenter vs Astros
    Vargas vs Yanks

    I know they’re all sorta blah but I have an open roster spot and those all seem like decent home starts vs less than stellar offenses.

  226. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Just saw where Cargo is going to have exploratory surgery on his finger tomorrow…ouch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Geez

  227. goodfold2 says:
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    look at the luck my H2H opp in my biggest money league had this week. it’s a 10 team league and he actually starts some of these guys. the luck being where the games are for the first 3 games of this week
    heyward/gattis (obv rosterable)/c.johnson (shouldn’t even have been drafted in this league) all are @COL. Good news is he also still is starting Kemp/JJ Hardly as well. in more bad news he also has blackmon/dickerson. yikes. so it’s more obv why his team is ranked low, but this week might do ok. damn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  228. Awesome Auger says:
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    Better keeper for next season… Starlin Castro or Xander Bogaerts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bogaerts

  229. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Neil walker scratched with undisclosed injury. Josh Harrison moving to 2B. Clear path for you know who. Bring up Gregory Polanco!!!

    • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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      @It’s Enrico Pallazzo: and Polanco scratched from his lineup tonight. Here he comes!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Grey: now finally The Committee to Get Neil Walker Injured can finally maybe get some donations, now that our work has been progressing somewhat. We really were more about getting continued playing time for Harrison (as polanco should be up anyway), but extra benefits to all we surely can take credit for as well.

  230. Kyle says:
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    Sell High: Trade G.Springer for M.Cabrera. Non-Keeper League

    Also thoughts on: I GIVE McCutchen & Springer GET Darvish & Cabrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trades don’t seem possible

  231. Kidd says:
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    Howdy from Texas! Jay Bruce vs oscar taveras who do you like better this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  232. goodfold2 says:
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    16 teamer with OPS and total bases as cats i have omar infante as backup to hill and with 3 utils and rajai davis getting a lot of days off (plus the fact that my team gets a lot of steals, too many sometimes) infante plays a lot. but he’s been pretty bad. mostly needing OPS/bases/RBI/homer help who’s best over infante (if any). might be better off sticking with backup 2B since Hill gets so many days off, and i probably should’ve just grabbed d.santana like 3 days ago when i could’ve. didn’t think that streak of his was gonna continue (much less continued playing time to be a sure thing)
    scooter/valbuena or could go with no hill backup and one of medica/tejada (pujols or segura backup could be, plus play at util)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  233. Ron says:
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    Was offered domonic brown or billy butler for jhonny peralta. Would you do either of these trades?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brown

  234. goodfold2 says:
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    JONES, for sure putting up those top 10 stats last few weeks. get some steals in there.

  235. Tomahawk says:
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    Outfield issues with cargo out and choo plain awful. Have hunter, k Davis, Polanco . Ozuna and Arcia are available, which three of these five are the best bets?

  236. Dr Chym says:
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    Scott Van Andy Van Slyke just hit one to the moon…

    In other news, Wainwright for Puig? Which side…

    And do you think Puig keeps his AVG/SLG/OPS up? He’s good but …

    Chym

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Dr Chym: puig, go bat when they’re both top 30.

  237. Nightpandas says:
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    Back to back jacks off the Dick……

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Nightpandas: feel free to use that tomorrow Grey….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was waiting for that article to get interesting…

      • Fish says:
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        @Grey:

        What? Teslas don`t rev your engine???

        Think about the Environment!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  238. Rock says:
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    trade votto and Cobb for e5?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In a shallow league, sure

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Grey: Wow what a tangled sure thing Votto has weaved us

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  239. DLed says:
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    Thanks for your awesome posts!

    Over under on Brad Ziegler saves

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      8

  240. Andrew says:
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    Charlie Morton is absolutely dealing tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wish I streamed him

      • Andrew says:
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        @Grey: ditto

  241. Mike says:
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    Morse or Mourneau ROS? Working on a trade
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morneau, toss up

  242. Mike says:
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    Is Morse or Mourneau with Trevor Rosenthal too much for David price?
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  243. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    just noticing that TOR was shut down like 3 times in last few games, all by these pitchers miller/garcia/porcello. think it says more about them than those 3 pitchers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Blue Jays are suddenly struggling

  244. Mike says:
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    Please rank ROS
    Willingham,Laroche,Arcia(minn)
    Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia, Willingham

      • Mello Yello says:
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        Let’s get after this shizz Waldo!

  245. Mike says:
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    Keeper league… my Car-Go for his Harper? Do I pull the trigger and hope Harper fulfills his potential in the near future?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  246. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    wow, getting absolutely destroyed in 16 teamer by rios/reyes/d.santana/ike davis. dude already has 18 bases on the week to my none.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still early!

  247. Mello Yello says:
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    Glad to see the artist formally known as rhe brilliant at times closer is again getting back into fantasy world…it’s a mad world Gary Jules, just get on board…

    • Mello Yello says:
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      Sorry, I meant to mention he was the artist formally known as Leo Nunez…small detail haha

  248. Wilsonian says:
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    I’m so glad I finally decided to dump Marte yesterday…

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Wilsonian: He’s the fantasy Herps

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  249. Bigjrod21 says:
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    What the F!! Rendon benched three games in a row, he was on fire too. I don’t understand, what do you think the deal is?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Bigjrod21: Even if it’s not the case, keep in mind you’re dealing w/ Matt Williams…you!ve been warned

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Bigjrod21: he’s hurt…

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Wilsonian:
        He hurt his thumb this weekend : day to day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sore hand

      • Bigjrod21 says:
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        @Grey:
        Oh ok it doesn’t say that on espn, thanks!

  250. SamYo says:
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    Hey Grey,

    a) Teheran for Adam Jones

    b) Teheran for Jay Bruce

    c) Teheran for Jason Heyward

    d) Teheran for Justin Upton

    e) Teheran + Reyes for McCutchen

    f) None

    Which one of these would you do, assuming you have Teheran? (league settings doesn’t matter, etc)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take A, E, D, B

  251. Eric Nosebar says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Keeper league deal (points format)

    Goldy (12th round) for Votto (6th round) and Archie Bradley (16th round)

    Or

    Goldy (12th) and Kinsler (2nd) for Cano (2nd) and Bradley (16th)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Goldy for Votto

  252. Mayor Goodway says:
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    Trade Frazier for Cobb in a 12 team keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cobb

      • Mayor Goodway says:
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        @Grey: Thank you

  253. goodfold2 says:
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    now i guess it’s possible to drop liriano and porcello for floyd/walker (comes off DL), with porcello being dropped only when walker’s back. liriano for floyd immediately? and this is also true even with only 30 moves left for the year. QS league.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: or could gausman take the place of one of these twits if/when tillman loses roster spot (ricky romero can’t hang around forever)

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: or mccarthy (but he ripped me up in this league last time i used him like 2 starts ago). so best 2 out of liriano/porcello/floyd/gausman/mccarthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see the point of wasting a move on that

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: ok, liriano could be decent with his stretch of upcomings including tomorrow vs CUBS (morton looked good today). thought it might have meant more floyd looking this good @COL

  254. Jon says:
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    Word out of Pittsburgh is Walker had an appendectomy, and could hit the 15-day.

    Add Odor or Beckham in his place?

    • Jon says:
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      Or Plouffe would work, too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham

  255. Ian says:
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    So I’m tied for First in my 12 team roto league. I have Kimbrel, Street and Janssen as my closers and am leading that cat by 5 saves. I need RBI and Hr and have been offered Hanley and Adam Jones for Tulo and Huston Street…..sit tight or worth the gamble???!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  256. royce! says:
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    While trying to figure out if Lonnie is short for something (Lonald?), I discovered that it means “ready for battle.” Indeed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  257. SteveNZ says:
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    Indians and White Sox have scored 19 runs. My Santana and Al-Ram a combined 0-7. Awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that’s not an easy ticker tease to pull off

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: My team is the master of that shizz.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Hard to hate a player more than I hate Santana right now. Pours it on when he’s on my bench, does f**k-all when he’s in my lineup.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              17 runs and an 0-for-5 is pathetic, agreed

              • Abdoozy says:
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                @Grey: I was on the fence about replacing Mesoraco with Santana yesterday. By the time I made up my mind someone else had already grabbed him. Obviously this was a sign. Hooray for indecision!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: 0-8 now, Al-Ram leaving a couple of guys on.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: 23 runs and 0-11 if you throw Singleton and the Astros in there.

  258. Ro Bauti says:
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    Saves chase. I only have room for one; Jeurys Familia or Joel Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  259. MR.T says:
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    what about alex cobb?, he was just dropped on my league, he’s worth the add?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @MR.T: hell yes, for your worst pitcher (unless you have a bunch of bench bats, then the worst of those)

      • MR.T says:
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        @goodfold2:

        i have
        mesoraco
        abreu
        cano
        beltre
        andrus
        marte
        springer
        puig
        Longo Util
        taveras BN
        pujols BN
        Harper DL
        polanco NA

        Pitchers
        Hudson
        Minor
        wacha
        Anibal
        Ventura
        Cashner
        Zimmermann

        RP’s
        Allen
        Robertson
        Qualls
        wil Smith
        Tony watson

        DL Taijuan walker

        so who’d you drop for alex cobb???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Read the post

  260. JoeG414 says:
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    Hello Gray, Been trying to get Britton for J Chavez. But, he counter with McGee (obviously selling high) for J Chavez. I need Saves bad, I only have Mejia and Belisario. And there’s no set-up/ Closers in “waiting” as free agents. My other starters a pretty good. Am I selling a little low on Chavez for someone who might get some Saves with 2 other options on that team? I just picked up Ziegler also. I know its kind of a long drawn out post, but thanks for the help.

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      Sorry for the typo GREY. My bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  261. Wilsonian says:
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    Polanco is coming!! Polanco is coming!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh yeah!

  262. Tom Emanski says:
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    Should I drop A. Simmons for either of D. Santana, E. Escobar, or Owings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: should we also drop owings for santana? 12 teamer so i could grab evercab/mercer/villar later if owings gets grabbed. OPS/net steals/k’s as cats. i can actually platoon owings with 2 bench spots and only wong/lind also being platooned on this team.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  263. Chris says:
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    Arcia or Dickerson ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  264. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Josh Harrison (now that walker is DL), Danny Santana, LaStella, or Beckham. Pick 1 please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  265. SteveNZ says:
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    Santana’s problem is that Chisenhall keeps clearing the bases in front of him.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: are you serious with that. he’s actually had as many RBI’s today as he could’ve ( i know i’m playing against him in my big money league). 2 K’s one pop up, one foul out, and 1 groundout. if you can see a way to get more than 1 rbi with that i’ll love to hear it.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @goodfold2: You might be OK with him going 0-5 on a day when the ball is virtually being put on a tee. I’m not.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SteveNZ: for obv reasons i’m better than ok with it this week. hehe. but of course i thought i was in good shape playing against the likes of jj hardly/c.johnson and other players having garbage seasons(kemp/heyward/evercab). we shall see how this works out by sunday, but i’m sure you aren’t silly enough to start (or own) those others. might want to wonder why santana isn’t as bad as those (unless you’re in OBP league of course)

  266. goodfold2 says:
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    guessing now that polanco’s up tomorrow, heaney is best NA stash out of Heaney/pederson/gray/franco/betts/
    just stopped question in the middle. chisenhall! WTF! isn’t this guy been horrible to the point where even CLE didn’t play him much anymore and now this stuff?
    and here comes a santana homer since they put in schleppers again. watch.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: or baez or alcantara.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  267. goodfold2 says:
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    just asking since i’m playing against him, but has c.johnson had this good of a game the entire season? 3 hits now and 2 rbi’s. i’m pretty sure i’m right that he shouldn’t be rostered in 10 teamers but maybe this week alone he may be.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re in Coors

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        @Grey: oh yeah, due to the score size (small) i forgot.

  268. Robert says:
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    hey Grey- I need to take Cashner off my DL. Drop Porcello, Yordano, or Captain EO?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  269. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Holy schnikes, Lonnie!

    10-tm H2H, 15 moves left for season (more than most of the league), have Zimmerman at 3B, Ortiz at Util. Worth a move (dropping SP7 Porcello) to grab Chisenhall for bench bat/Zimm insurance? After tonight I’m assuming someone else will if I don’t.

    • Grey

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      I’d hold your moves

  270. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    and here’s belisario making it not so easy to pick him over mejia or peralta if mejia blows another one.

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I dropped Mejia for Belisario this morning on a team that also has Nathan–surprisingly enough, that team sucks despite a lineup that, in an OPS league, includes E5, Abreu, Moss, Springer, Cano and Ortiz. Every closer I touch turns to poop.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Steve Stevenson: i’m holding mejia unless and until his next blown, then i’ll go either belisario/familia/peralta/vic black (who will eventually end up with that NYM job)

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: reason i say so is, since he was made RP, Mejia has many more actually good innings than belisario (who really doesn’t have K stuff)

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow:
      I understand that the White Sox’s defense let Belisario down with two bad plays in the OF (but no errors) , but he did a good job to get out of it.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @JoeG414: i didn’t know that, but good to know. if mejia blows his next i’ll immediately go to him if those weren’t even supposed to be doubles.

  271. Mello Yello says:
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    Ohhh Lonnie, whoa-oh! 5/5, 3 Homers and 9 RBIs in your effin grill, whoa-oh whoa-oh!!!

    • Hondo says:
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      @Mello Yello: I wonder who will headline Greys column tomorrow? Scratches head.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Hondo: id guess polanco

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Hondo: Possible Titles: Oh Lonnie (I think I covered that), Lonnie Is The Night, The Lonnie Star State (was @ TEX tonight), Only The Lonnie, The Lonnie Man There On The Corner…okay now I’m just thinking of songs with “lonely” in it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  272. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Drop Odor or Harrison to activate Polanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  273. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    now i get to see if it was smart or not that i left in rosario rather than mesoraco today even though neither started (even though it certainly looks like Rosario is injured somehow, and COL is lying about it)

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Mello Yello: well, let’s see, he gets FRI off (which could’ve just been standard day off, then SAT too (with no explanation until later, on sunday, when it was ruled “sickness”); he then plays sunday, goes 1-2, game gets called due to rain and it being late enough. Now today he also can pitch hit, but doesn’t start. sounds like small injury to me (hopefully only small). if he was healthy enough to catch yesterday but not today, it’s not a cold. it’s a nagging injury (or possibly small concussion)