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Yesterday, I was thinking how Miguel Gonzalez, who went 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, is a’ight.  Has nominal value in mixed leagues against weaker teams and a solid back-end guy for AL-Only leagues, which could describe the entire O’s staff.  With the O’s, you gotta mind your P’s and Q’s.  Excuse me, I had Alphabet Soup for lunch and just burped.  Those O’s starters are okay, but I crave excitement.  I’m an adrenaline junkie.  Sometimes I’ll blog with no pants on just for the RUSH I get.  While in Starbucks.  While holding my dog over my junk so I don’t catch charges.  I’m a responsible adrenaline junkie.  So, when I heard Kevin Gausman will make his major league debut on Thursday, you can imagine how awkward it was carrying my dog over my junk without any hands, while working my cellular mobile device trying to pick up Gausman.  I’ve gone over Gausman as recently as two weeks ago.  He was my Wheeler before Wheeler.  I lurve Gausman.  The O’s staff is iffy at best, so Gausman could definitely stick around.  His numbers in the minors this year are insane.  In 46 1/3 IP, he has 49 Ks and 5 walks.  He could be the best called up pitcher this year.  More likely, he’ll have some extreme ups and downs in the AL East.  I’d still grab him in all leagues just in case his ups far outnumber his downs.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Rafael Betancourt – Left yesterday’s game with a tight right groin.  He has two groins?  Well, whatever.  Go grab Rex Brothers then come back and finish reading this.  So…Did you miss me?  Really?  What did you miss most?  And that’s me quoting me?  Or there is no C?  My mustache?  You’re so silly!  Wow, I think you and I were about to get to first.  Slow your roll, pardner!

DJ LeMahieu – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs.  After the game, the Rockies lowered the lights, handed out glow sticks and ecstasy, then DJ LeMahieu spun some drum ‘n bass.

Chris Dickerson – 3-for-4 with 2 solo homers.  I’d show my age saying I remember when Dickerson was once a sleeper.  To remember that, I’d have to be at least four years old.  I wonder if he keeps in touch with Ryan Garko and Mat Gamel, fellow sleepers from 2009.  What a depressing three-way phone call that would be.

Nate McLouth – 2-for-5 with a walk-off homer.  Without the O’s, he wouldn’t be McLutch.

Ted Lilly – Will get the start on Saturday vs. the Cardinals.  Your decision to start him should be less complicated than his wife Lily’s dilemma to take on his last name.  I wouldn’t start him in any leagues until he throws a good start.

Zack Greinke – 4 IP, 5 ER, 12 baserunners, 1 K.  Barf.  Hoping Praying Donating Carlos Quentin’s kidney for good karma that this is just a rare misstep and no sign that his collarbone is bothering him.

Jonathan Lucroy – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  When the Hitter-Tron was done hitting on a laboratory’s robotic claw, it told me it really liked Lucroy this week.

Ian Kennedy – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks in Coors.  No, it wasn’t a beautiful start, but if someone dropped him, I could still see him turning things around.  Not turning things around quite like DJ LeMahieu, but still.

Jeff Keppinger – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Blanco Polanco is hitting near .300, and Keppinger is almost as Jewish deli-sounding as Kipnis, so there’s that.

Jose Quintana – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Red Sox.  He seems incapable of being economical with his pitches, but that’s not a terrible start, and he gets the Cubs next.

Ryan Vogelsong – Hit the DL with a fractured hand.   Vogelsong out for six weeks is music to anyone’s ears who owned him.

Matt Cain – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Vogelsong having a non-fractured hand was jinxing him!

Mike Trout – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and a slam (9) and legs (9) as he hit for the cycle.  I don’t feel so stupid now with this bumper sticker on my Daihatsu.

Jerome Williams – 8 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  The Stream-o-Nator loved this start.  Did you have the testicular fortitude to start him?

Josh Hamilton – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs with his 6th homer.  Vernon Wells who?!  The guy with four more homers than Hamilton.  Ugh, I know, Randon Italicized Voice.  It’s a figure of speech.  Yeah, Vernon Wells who?! is sweeping the country. 

Shin-Soo Choo – Sat out yesterday with the Reds facing a lefty.  As you see from Choo’s player page, his value takes a huge hit vs. lefties.  By the by, Choo was originally out of Monday’s lineup, but that was only because Dusty thought the Reds were facing Niese on Monday instead of Tuesday.  Baker said, “I don’t care about my pitchers, guess how much I care about other team’s pitchers.”

Phil Hughes – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Throwing thirty-something pitches in his last start might’ve helped him be fresh for this one.  That sentence through a movie idea generator spits back, “Get Timothy Busfield on the line, I have a fresh Thirty-Something movie adaption called Fifty-Something.”

Dan Straily – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 Hits, Zero Walks, 5 Ks in Arlington.  Trying to prove he’s an A’s pitcher and not a Quad-A pitcher, huh?  I like when you pitch mad, Straily.  I still don’t really trust him, but he gets the Giants next and that’s definitely a start worth taking a shot on.  I grabbed him if that makes falling into my arms a bit easier.

Salvador Perez – Sat out yesterday, but should be fine in the next day or so.  Hurry back, man, I need your 1-for-3′s with no runs or RBIs.

Elliot Johnson – 2-for-5, run with two steals.  Not just for the sake of SAGNOF, but really should be playing every day over Chris Getz Your Shine Box.

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-5, 2 runs and is now 7 for his last 13.  Great, terrific, adjective, but maybe you elevate a ball for s’s and g’s.

Ike Davis – 0-for-3, hitting .149.  Send Ike down already, and fly him out of JFK to add insult to injury.

Jon Niese – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Looks a lot better than reality due to three unearned runs.  I still wouldn’t trust him, but he gets the Yankees next THEN (caps for emphasis, not because you forget your reading glasses) he gets the Marlins twice.

Mike Leake – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Sonavanoballs!  I picked him up because I know you can throw anyone in Metco vs. the Mess, but I chickened out like Frank Perdue and dropped him before the start.

Chris Sale – And thus it begins.  He was scratched from his next start due to mild tendinitis in his shoulder.  Oh, just that!  If you need a refresher, search the site for all the times I said I wouldn’t draft Sale due to injury concerns.  The White Sox say he’ll be fine for his next start.  You don’t want to sell damaged goods to someone so make up a fake website called ChrisSaleIsAwesome dot com, pepper it with articles about all his great starts and say he’s as healthy as soybean paste, then direct all your leaguemates’ questions to that site.  This way no one feels like they’re getting damaged goods.  All about perception, over-the-internet friend.

Jered Weaver – Could be activated next week.  Unlike Sale, I don’t worry about Weaver’s health, I worry about everything else.  If he thinks he’s gonna be the 9+ K-rate, low-3 ERA guy, you can dream, Weaver.  If you think it, wake up.

Chase Utley – Missed yesterday with some discomfort in his side.  Geez, sounds so oblique.

Jacoby Ellsbury – 1-for-3.  Red Sox are considering moving him down in the order.  In the Red Sox order, this isn’t a huge issue.  Take away some runs, add in some RBIs.  That projection was brought to you by the law firm Nyther, Err, Knorr, Thair.

Matt Garza – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (1 Hit), 5 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  It was an extravaGarza!  Obviously a solid start returning from the DL.  Should be able to go deeper in the game next time and I’d consider him a solid #3 as long as he’s healthy.  Speaking of which, if Theo Epstein’s tweets look odd for the next month, it’s because he has his fingers crossed that Garza and Soriano are healthy by the July trading deadline.

Darwin Barney – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBIs.  With three singles and a triple for the Juan Pierre Cycle!  Barney has hit in nine of his last ten games.  You say schmotato, I say hot, let’s call the whole thing on!

Travis Snider – 1-for-2, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  When I saw the Hitter-Tron really liked Snider this week, I was like what are you smoking?  It was smoking wire filament.  But maybe it knows something that the Pirates don’t even know because Snider didn’t even start yesterday.

Ryan Howard – 3-for-5, 2 runs.  Somebody stick Mostsuckass with some cortisone!

Ben Revere – 3-for-5, 2 runs.  Now has two three-hit games in the last three games.  Mayberry could lose some playing time to him.  Will be interesting to see what Charlie Manuel does, that is after he puts on his overalls.

Tyler Cloyd – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Not sure what the Stream-o-Nator said about this start, but every starter vs. the MIA Marlins is a gimme.

Jose Fernandez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks and removed after 79 pitches.  If you see Marlins’ coaching staff tripping over themselves, it’s because they can’t tie their shoelaces because of the kid gloves they’re wearing for Fernandez.

Fernando Rodney – 1 2/3 IP, 1 ER.  He looks like he can’t find the strike zone (one run even scored off a wild pitch), but — and this is a J. Lo-sized but — he had to relieve Joel Peralta, who was also a mess yesterday.  It is still Rodney’s job to lose.  “Someone say nose job?”  No, Jon Niese!

Alex Cobb – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks.  The Tampa Bay Peach has a 2.73 ERA and he’s not even outperforming his xFIP by much.  If there’s someone not believing in him in your league and he happens to be the guy who owns Cobb (that’s critical), I’d trade for him like he’s a strong number two.

Kelly Johnson – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer.  Wanna live under my glory cloud for a second?  (Which is the 1/18th of an inch between my mustache and upper lip.)  I traded away Lowrie (part of a bigger deal) and picked up Kelly Johnson.  Johnson has 5 runs, 3 homers, 7 RBIs for me, Lowrie has zero homers, zero runs and six RBIs for the other guy.  Then again, I traded Machado for David Price.  DAH!

Desmond Jennings – 1-for-4 with his 5th homer.  His stats have been coming in like they’re on the world’s slowest conveyor belt, but I still have faith in him or my name isn’t Greycarlo Albright.

Bud Norris – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, but left after aggravating his back.  He said, “Back, what are you good for anyway?”  And that aggravated it.

Jimmy Paredes – 3-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.   Has been plenty yawnstipating since his call-up, but if he gets hot he could go on a SAGNOF spree.

Max Scherzer – 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Damn, I should’ve told you to buy him last week.  Oh, wait.  Silly me.  I’m blushing.  I had forgotten.  I did tell you to buy him last week.  Prescience ain’t just a word you need a spellchecker for!

Victor Martinez – 3-for-5.  I guess the kickstart he needed was me goading him.  Just like Zach Braff needed Kickstarter.

Andy Dirks – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  With Austin Jackson still out, Dirks hit leadoff.  That spot on the Tigers could give fantasy value to a cantaloupe.

Brian McCann – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Take my Salvador Perez please!  I take my Salvador Perez everywhere and all he gives me are 1-for-3′s.

Samuel Deduno – Twins will call him up on Friday to start instead of Kyle Gibson.  When hearing that news, Gibson pumped his arm backwards, which looks the same as a forward arm pump, but he had a sad face.

Pedro Florimon – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and his 6th steal.  Mike, our steals writers, gave us his Pedro Florimon fantasy yesterday.  He also went over what teams to look at as easy marks for steals.  Go there, read that.

Trevor Plouffe – Left the game feeling woozy after taking a knee to the head.  Morneau put his glove over his face like a Little Leaguer, unable to watch.

Adam Wainwright – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks in Petco.  Unfair.  The only way this was a fair fight is if Wainwright would’ve thrown at Carlos Quentin.

Daniel Descalso – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 5 RBIs, a homer, a caught stealing and an error.  Dude, vampires are in vogue not Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Colby Rasmus – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  Every year there’s a player who gets 25 homers, some steals and sneaks into the top 40 outfielders for the year and isn’t even owned for the better part of the year in shallower mixed leagues.  This is due to the ever-shifting level of a replacement player, the Bayesian probability and Rasmus is smiling like a douche in his ESPN picture so that turns people off.

Nick Tepesch – Scratched due to a blister.  Which was a B-side by the Nonviolent You’re A Femme.

Nick Swisher – Out for a few days on paternity leave.  Fellas, this is what sexy sideburns will get you.  Podcast Nick voice, “You have been advised.”

 

  1. Weeza says:
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    Better keeper Dom Brown or Marcell Ozuna?

  2. C.O.C. says:
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    Speaking of podcasts….when is this weeks? Sorry if I missed an announcement.

  3. JImbo Jones says:
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    Odorizzi or Kevin Gausman? Gausman is set to start Thursday, but is it just a spot start or will he be making a few starts?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @JImbo Jones: Gausman

  4. Fister Furbusg says:
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    1.Would you trade either Jay Bruce or Patrick Corbin for Josh Hamilton? Not joshin’.
    I have depth at both positions and I’m just in a spot where I can get Josh.

    2. Would you trade Stanton and Gio for David Price and Matt Kemp?

    3. Would you trade Gallardo and Prado for Mad Max?

    thanks MaN!
    FF

  5. C.O.C. says:
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    Possible Innings cap on Cobb?

  6. Miguel says:
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    If Sale really is in the early stages of throwing a rod, I’ll gladly shake your over-the-internet-friend-hand. I said your hand, Greycarlo. Sale drpped a round or two in my draft, but his memorable Razzball ranking/forecast made me hold off.

    Also, heard some announcer say that Rasmus swings across a very limited area and if the pitcher just avoids that bat-sized region, Colby is useless. Maybe the Razzball guy with Scotty hugging scotch should give us a gif of Rasmus’s swings, a la Darvish’s-all-in-one gif?

  7. boscosdelight says:
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    Can I ask why you don’t trust niese or wouldn’t recommend at least picking him up? From the look of his pitching f/x release points and velocity, both have returned to their old form (velocity was sitting at 89, back up to 92, release point is like half a foot higher than earlier starts), and aside from an ugly first inning with control problems, which isn’t atypical of Niese, he did well against a tough lineup.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @boscosdelight: I’m with you. I picked him up in my 16 team league and am going to hang on for the wild ride. He’s looked pretty solid against two tough lineups (STL and CIN) and people are still claiming he’s crap. If he didn’t have 7 TURRIBLE starts under his belt people would be clamoring for him. Give him some time, I think he’s turned the corner back to #3/4 territory.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Wilsonian: He’s started 10 games with 6 QS. Only really 4 bad starts.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Wake Up: Ah, well that was just my guess. I didn’t look up any statistics for that. But that just proves my point even more! Ha!

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Wilsonian: agreed

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      Because he took a Cleveland Streamer on all of our chests 3 starts ago and Grey holds grudges.

    • dk says:
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      @boscosdelight: he also said he fixed a mechanical flaw prior to his last start a week ago. He only needed 55 pitches to get through the last 5 innings last night with 0 walks and 5 Ks. If it weren’t for the bases loaded error in the first, he probably would’ve gone 7 strong.

  8. Dani says:
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    Would you grab Gausman in a 16 team league where limited to 25 moves for the season? only used 1. Would be dropping Gee. Thanks. Wheeler is also available in that league

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      @Dani: yes, leave this site right now and go make the add, shoo!

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      Limited to 25 moves per season? WTF man, you play with a bunch of guys don’t don’t like to, uh, actually play fantasy baseball? Like, is it a chore and they all actually hate it? Was it set up to play kind of like Animal Crossing where you can check in every month or so and see that the game continued to play while you were away?

      • Wudaben says:
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        @Moose Out Front:

        I only get 19 transactions in one league and 30 in another. To tell you the truth I actually prefer the 19 transaction league, it requires you to be very precise about your pickups and player evaluations rather than add/dropping everyone in sight until you get lucky. I’ve only got 9 left but I’ve largely solidified my roster for a good while baring injury.

        As for the original question, in a 16 team league I’d immediately add Gausman & Wheeler now!

  9. jimbo says:
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    Yes i had the stones to pick up/start JWill. Problem was having the stones to drop him after that outing…

    Last year i grabbed humber right before his perfecto and felt ‘obliged’ to keep him. After start #2 i had average stats from that spot. Now i’m better at avoiding ‘the humber games’.

    Think JWilliams could be 10 team mixed material ROS?
    8 sp, 5×5.

    (I believe you can target wins, and the Angels could roll for a while.)

    • Wake Up says:
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      @jimbo: same idea as with Humber…

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      No man, don’t go streamboating on Jerome pitching Williams. At home vs SEA? now we all know to grab him for those.

  10. Targaryen says:
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    I grabbed him 2 weeks ago when u mentioned him. I wasn’t expecting him untill June honestly. & believe it or not Grey I had traded Cingrani & Lowrie to someone in huge need, for marwin gonzalez & Mr Mad Max himself. Thank you for making me look like a genius & I’m still rockin Segura that you suggested in preseason.

  11. Richie says:
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    What do you think of this trade I pulled off? 12 team standard H2H 5×5

    My Jason Heyward and Zack Wheeler for his Max Scherzer

    • Targaryen says:
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      @Richie: I think he won that deal, sorry. I hope Max does become a stud for you,

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Richie: I don’t know if I think he won that deal. It really depends on needs and if Wheeler does anything this year. Heyward for Max is a no-brainer for you. I don’t trust Heyward and Max looks like an ace to me. Wheeler is the wild card, though. If he comes up and produces like the #2 people think he is, then you may have lost. But I’d be ok with that deal.

      FYI, I own Max in one league and if someone offered me Heyward and Wheeler, I’d decline that deal.

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @Richie: I own Max and would not accept a trade for Wheeler and JH in my redraft league.

  12. Targaryen says:
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    Would you drop Perez for AJ, you think it’s time to bail? or I wait till he comes back since it should only be a few days…?

  13. bossmanjunior says:
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    Guy in my league sent out a message saying he wanted to trade elite hitting for elite pitching. This is the same guy who wanted to trade his Castro for my Bumgardner, which I declined. However, having the best starting pitching in the league, and a struggling offense, this is something I should entertain.

    Here is my offense and pitching:

    C Perez 1B Goldschmidt 2B Altuve 3B Longoria SS Rutledge OF Jones OF Choo OF Cain UTL Moreland BN Frazier DL Stanton DL Hill NA Tavarez

    SP Bumgardner, Zimmerman, Harvey, Peavy, Lester, Miller, Buchholz, Garza

    His offense: C Rosario 1B Rizzo 2B Phillips 3B Zimmerman SS Segura OF Trout OF Harper OF Heyward UTL Reynolds BN Castro BN Wells

    So do you see any potential trades that I should try? He seems intent on keeping Segura and im weary of Castro. Looking at my team, SS and OF are the two areas I could see trying to improve. 10 team h2h 5×5.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @bossmanjunior: he probably wouldn’t do it, but I’d offer him Harvey and Choo/Cain for Trout.

    • Fish says:
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      @boscosdelight</a@bossmanjunior:

      Try to target either Harper or Heyward (might be an injury discount with J-Hey). Look at trading from your pitching either Zimmermann, Bucholz, Miller, or Harvey. I ranked the pitchers in order I’d trade them.

  14. bossmanjunior says:
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    1) I have Rutledge at SS but someone just dropped Rollins and I have #1 waiver priority. Im starting to get worried as Rutledge has started to lose some playing time but its not like Rollins is doing much better. This is a 10 team league with no MI, so I feel pretty confident that Rutledge would remain untouched if I dropped him, which I’ve done once before. So hold Rutledge or drop for Rollins?

    2) Hoping to get something good from Sugar Cain, but hasn’t done much for me lately. Looking for a hot bat…hold Cain or drop for Gardner, Viciedo, Willingham, Murphy, D. Brown, Revere, Melky, Ethier, Dirks

    Thanks as always!

    • The Sheriff says:
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      @bossmanjunior: I have Rutledge also, I’m a little worried but he’s been getting really unlucky with batted balls, he’s not striking out as much and has increased walk rate. Once he drops some hits he should start stealing bases again, and he’s got legit 15-20 HR power.

    • chillmodious says:
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      @bossmanjunior: I would grab Rollins, but probably wouldn’t lose Rutledge for him. Three words, unofficially brought to you by Grey: Summer. In. Coors. Anyone else you can drop?

  15. bossmanjunior says:
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    If Betancourt goes on the DL, hold Veras or drop for Brothers?

  16. stynyr says:
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    Been offered:

    Freddie Freeman + James Shields

    for my

    Alex Gordon + Matt Moore

    I know what I think about it. What do you think?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @stynyr: I like gordon and moore better

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @stynyr: I concur with Jack. Moore is at least as good if not better than Shields. Gordon is more valuable than Freddie to me.

  17. Dirt says:
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    14 team, Is Middlebrooks worth a 5th waiver slot? I’m good at 3b, but what are the expectations for Middlebrooks going forward?

    • Grey

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      @Dirt: I’d grab him

  18. Spaceman

    Spaceman says:
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    Grey brother! I hope spring is going well for you, finely mustachioed one. I have a question sir; haven’t needed to swing big deals yet, but was sent an interesting offer yesterday..

    I get; Posey, Ethier, Valverde
    I give; Longoria, Avila, KRod

    On 1st glance, I’d keep Longo. Love the man, he’s a keeper, but I think this helps me overall. I have Aramis & Frazier at 3B, so I’d still be cool at 3B. Avila is my C, so Posey would be a welcome upgrade (and near equal keeper to Longo) and I have no closers.. So what do you think my man? I think it makes too much sense to reject, but your opinion is dealbreaker..

    Thanks! You’re my hero sir.

    Spaceman

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Spaceman: K Rod is not the Brewers closer. I would rather have Longo as my keeper over Posey 100% of the time. Have you considered trying to trade Aramis while he is healthy? If you trade him you can get a piece that might actually help you

      • Spaceman

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        @Jack Full of Hate: Thanks for the words! I know KRod isn’t closing, I’d said I have no closers (Valverde would help). As for Aramis, I’ve tried moving him, but continue to getlowball offers due to his DL start. Had no intention of moving Longo, but this offer just intrigued me somewhat and I felt I should consider it.. So I came here for Grey’s (or others) opinion! Spaceman

        • Grey

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          @Spaceman: Agree with Jack… Hope spring’s been good to you!

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Spaceman: my bad on the DOR-K SANFU, with your glut at 3rd, have you tried moving Aramis for a Donkeycorn or a pair of brain freezes? You might get low balled, but you can get something helpful that you can use everyday

  19. McSmitty says:
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    Ten team keeper points league, was offered Reyes/Price/Granderson/Buchholz/Utley for Castro and McCutchen. I have Evercab at SS until Reyes returns and Utley could be upgrade at 2B over Scutaro. I have Trout/Crawford/Crisp in OF. Hate the thought of giving up Dread Pirate in a keeper league especially for all of the injury risk I’m getting. Dude’s a consistent stud. But I’m also stuck with bad pitching (Jerome Williams was pretty much the best start I’ve had- thanks SoN!) and have a chance to win it all this year so thinking about rolling the dice. Do I pull the trigger?

    • Grey

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      @McSmitty: Looks fair for you… Go for it…

  20. Buge Hoobs says:
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    In my weekly 10 team, I’m looking for a MI replacement with Kinsler down for a while. Go with K. Johnson, Y. Betancourt, uggla, weeks, Espinosa, Simmons?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Buge Hoobs: Gotta be Uggla or Kelly Jo. The rest of those guys are garbage. For right now, I’d probably play Kelly. He’s been the best over the last month.

  21. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Drop Cishek for Brothers?

  22. Kevin White says:
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    I blame Greinke’s loss on the SOB with jelly arms Kemp. He sucks. Misplayed a easy can o corn into a “hit” from Ramirez and soiled Greinke. You could see his head just drop into despair. Add to that Kemp striking out with the bases loaded back to back innings. He sucks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kevin White: Thanks for the heads up, hadn’t see it…

  23. Jammer McSlam says:
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    Would you do this trade?

    I give:
    Goldy
    Heath Bell
    Jimmy Rollins
    Choo

    I get:
    Votto
    Hamilton
    Starlin Castro

    This is a 4×4 league where runs are not counted.

  24. JB says:
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    The SON hates Ryu today against all those Brewer righties – sit him?

    • mhfella says:
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      Away ERA more than double home. 8 BBs last two starts. And that awful LAD offense led by KKKemp. Yesterday Grey said to start him. I’m wavering, but don’t want to generate any bad ‘Stache Karma by not taking his always solid pitching advice.

      • Maglia Rosa says:
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        @mhfella: You scared me. Got him out just in time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: I could see sitting him in some leagues, I’d start him in 12 team and deeper…

  25. TheNewGuy says:
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    Bit wrong on the Nose could be an ace this year man. Dont blame ya for it as it didnt buy into it anyway, but I could never see it with his stuff.

    Awesome night for Trout though, a cycle and steal. What do we call that, a super cycle? A cycle and run?

  26. Nitro says:
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    Mized league 6*6. Someone offered me Crawford and R Howard for Pujols??

  27. AP says:
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    I was wrong for even considering not starting Sherzer yesterday. It takes a big man to admit when he’s wrong. It takes an even bigger man to tell that first man when he is completely nuts. That 2nd man is you, btw. Thanks! Great work as always…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AP: Ha, thanks!

    • Bill S. Preston, Esq. says:
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      @AP: Yeah, I’m glad I was only nuts enough to think about benching him, not nuts enough to actually do it.

  28. Bob says:
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    Should I trade away Howie Kendrick and Ryan Howard for Jose Altuve? I don’t start Howard but I do start Howie who’s been a hot schmotato.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: He’s more than a hot schmotato, I’d hold

  29. Chad Donaldson says:
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    May we see Rendon taking over for Espinosa at 2B if Danny can’t get his sh*t together? I saw Rendon got a start at second for Harrisburg Monday.

  30. JK Smiles says:
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    Picked Stanton up off the waivers, so it’s time to start shopping outfielders.

    Among Choo, Adam Jones, Cespedes, and Morse, who’s the best sell high candidate, and what starting pitcher could I expect in return?

  31. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    OBP league where none of my guys seem to steal. Would you lose Prado or Dunn for McLouth?

    • jojobeaney says:
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      Prado is to precious of a commodity. Dunn just be done

      • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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        @jojobeaney: Hoping to see what Grey is thinking too as I was leaning Dunn but Prado just flat out sucks right now

  32. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Guessing this wasn’t the first cycle Trout has done this year. Don’t be surprised if the next baby he holds grows a stache shortly after!

  33. CT Old School says:
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    Prescience…from “The Art of Fielding”…nice.

    • CT Old School says:
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      @CT Old School: AND…if you haven’t already, you should read Tristan Cockcroft’s piece on not chasing wins.

        • CT Old School says:
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          @Grey: Totally voluntary…but it’s pretty good and he makes your point.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Gotcha

  34. Eddie says:
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    Ike’s hate for home plate gave me a fever, causing me to grab more 1bs than I can hold. In an OPS league, who gets the boot: Berkman, Laroche, or Chris Carter? Thanks!

  35. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Lose Cisheck for Rex Brothers ?

  36. David says:
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    In a keeper league, which of these 3 sides would you prefer? S. Miller & H. Ramirez; J. Zimmerman and B. Butler; or D. Price. Also do you see a big difference in the rest of the year and beyond on those 3 pitchers? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @David: Yes, Price is hurt, that’s a big difference… Butler side, it’s not close…

  37. scott says:
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    12 team league H2H is Gallardo nearing droppable? I swear I could stream better numbers easily.
    Also yea what’s up with Fernandez he doesn’t go over 86 pitches all year then last week he goes to 99 pitches and I never heard why?? Figured he was a big boy now but then 79 pitches once again…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @scott: They’re babying Fernandez, think that’s all it is… I wouldn’t drop Gallardo…

  38. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    My closers are Street, Janssen, League and Bell. Drop League for Gausman?

    • I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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      @I’m Keith Hernandez: I also have the Zach Attack Wheeler on my bench

      • Fish says:
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        @I’m Keith Hernandez:

        Yes. He can’t be any worse than League (that doesn’t say much).

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Fish: League still has the job and can turn the corner at any time, if he rails of 3 or 4 in a row then th leash gets long again, I think the Dodgers really like the Janseen/Rodriguez 8th inning options…depending on matchups

  39. MattH says:
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    Nice write up, Grey. Great stuff.
    I did start Leake, but that wasn’t nearly as scary as starting Niese.

    Hitter-Tron likes Rutledge today.

    • Bill S. Preston, Esq. says:
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      @MattH: Rutledge isn’t starting.

    • Hondo says:
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      @MattH:
      To bad the Rockies don’t.ANOTHER day on the bench.Please come back soon Reyes,cause this guy is toast.

  40. Blue says:
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    12 team mixed 5×5, keep for one year players drafted after 7th round.

    Which of the following arms am I going to be least upset about not-keeping if I trade them while still able to trade for a good return:
    M. Harvey (11)
    A. Cobb (14)
    S. Miller (16)
    L. Lynn (20)

  41. Jamiehov says:
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    Just dropped Wheeler for Gausman, right or wrong move? Wheeler still available so I could go back if need be

    Could the 5 spot have fixed Hamilton?? If not I’m sending him tins of Kodiack!

  42. Snake Hips says:
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    SON has Ed Jackson at $12.8 at Pirates tomorrow… Anyone else liking that?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Snake Hips: not I

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Snake Hips: Yeah, it’s not as bad as it seems… He’s been pitching better than his ERA indicates…

  43. argo says:
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    I love me some Gausman too!!! who to drop?? Jake Odorizzi or Bradon McCarthy? J. Profar.. damn this is gonna be hard. Anyone??

    • Fish says:
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      @argo:

      Odorizzi

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @argo: thats an easy one…. odorizzi

  44. epierce says:
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    5X5 12 team league would you trade AGON and Moore for Weaver and Goldie ? What about Willingham and Parnell for Cespedes ?

  45. Iron Lamp says:
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    Would you drop any of the following to pick up Adam Eaton?

    Werth, N Walker, Konerko, Willingham, Markakis

    (10 team H2H mixed, and I am far and away worst team for steals)

  46. Jordan73 says:
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    Grey, have you considered adding an article that spotlights pickups for short days? Just a thought. Blessings and thanks to your mustache!

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Jordan73: Think the hitter-tron should cover this pretty nicely…

  47. chris says:
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    Morrow or Jansen for Gausman?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @chris: I wouldn’t do either

  48. Mike says:
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    I have Oritz on my bench because my 1B & DH slots are filled by Encarnacion and Rizzo. I also have Zobrist and Rutledge, so with that flexibility I have a need for either a 2B, SS or OF.

    I’ve been offered Granderson for Ortiz. I’ve also been offered Segura and Willingham for Ortiz and Frazier. What is your opinion of each? Which do you like better?

  49. Beau says:
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    Woohoo Jerome Williams!

  50. LongoTulo says:
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    I have musical chairs at 2b in my 12 team h2h. Should i speculate and grab Rendon? I waited too long and missed Gausman. Thx for ur help and great work, as always.

  51. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey+,

    Good morning.

    Which SP would you recommend to stream:
    Axelrod vs Miami
    Colon vs Houston
    Marquis vs Arizona
    Porcello vs Minnesota

    I will drop Cingrani which I have been holding on just in case Cueto had a set back in his first start of the DL.

    Also, is any of the above SP, a little more than a stream pitcher? Marquis has been on quite a roll.

    Thanks for your comments – as always.
    Chris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Ha… Anyone vs. Miami

  52. supra says:
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    Drop League for Brothers?

  53. Max says:
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    we keep 5 players each year. drafted Ike hoping he’d be my 1B of the future. over the last 15 days, he’s been the absolute worst fantasy player in the league (according to ESPN’s PR15), slightly edging out the likes of Danny Espinosa and Ruben Tejada…

    anyway, how much longer should I hold him? until he gets demoted? or even longer?

    i’m not planning on keeping him now unless he goes on an otherworldly tear, as I’m not desperate for keepers and have Encarnacion, Trumbo, Moreland, Frazier. I’m really only keeping him now out of spite and self-masochism

    thanks for your input, this is the by far the best fantasy site around

  54. Vottomatic says:
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    Would you consider dropping Perez if you also had McCann? Like you say, literally all he does is go 1 for 3 every night with nothing else so he really hasnt been contributing that much at all.

  55. booya says:
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    How would you rank Niese, Straily and TIllman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @booya: You did for the near future…

  56. stynyr says:
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    And is Mitch Moreland worth using my #2 waiver claim? Or should I just wait till he’s a FA? My 1B is Belt…and I hate Ike Davis.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @stynyr: @stynyr: I thought we went over this yesterday, but I would if you have the need at 1st, what place are you in? how many teams? what cats do you need help in?

      • stynyr says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate:

        Not the waiver question. No one really answered it.

        Yeah, I do have the need. I’m in 1st (10-team, H2H, 5×5) but I have Belt in there and had Loney before him. I can’t keep them all year. Thanks again, though.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @stynyr: Do it…do it

  57. booya says:
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    Bell or Brothers?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @booya: bell

  58. Dave the Barber says:
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    Grey,
    The brainchild who sleeps in the basement of my league, right next to the hot water heater on a suede couch from 74′, dropped Dom Brown for Carlos Quentin. 12/14 people in my league are from Philly, which will inflate his value. The question here is:
    How much should I spend on him? I have $792 dollars and my OF consists of Dread, A.Jones, Marte, B. Moss, and Rauuuulll. I was gonna put in $75.
    Thanks,
    DTB

  59. Spencer says:
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    I can only start 4 SP per day and my roster has 5 guys going today. Who is the odd man out? Counting stats for pitching are ERA, WHIP, QS, K/9, IP

    Ryu vs @ Milwaukee
    Samardzija vs @ Pitt
    Verlander vs @ Cle
    Gio vs @ SF
    Cahill vs @ Col

  60. j-bird says:
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    Trying to trade for an elite SP in a 12 team 5×5 roto league (5 keepers):

    Which deal do you like better?
    C Gomez/Wainwright for Bruce/Peavy or Kipnis/Wainwright for Kinsler/Peavy?

    Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @j-bird: You’re trading a strong number two for a number one? I wouldn’t.

      • j-bird says:
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        @Grey: Just always worried about Peavy’s health. I have Scherzer and Harvey as my 1/2. So you would hold with Peavy and not try for Wainwright?

        • Grey

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          I would try for Wainwright, but not by giving a solid pitcher, kinda defeats the purpose…

  61. Leroy says:
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    Would you drop Cashner for Gausman in a redraft league?

  62. Concussed Morneau says:
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    10 team 5×5 $100 budget, how much for FAAB on Gausman? Also, is now the time to trade Matt Moore, and what kind of bat could I draw in return? Say an Adam Jones potentially? Thanks,

  63. Bob Loblaw's Law Blog says:
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    Need a C to replace Chooch in 5×5 H2H. Best options are Martin or Salty? Who do you like better now and would you drop him for Grandal next week?

  64. mcBlunty says:
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    currently have 2 trade offers on the table and want some feedback please, this is a 11×11 cat league, and is a long term keeper leafue

    trade1 – i would be getting Carl Crawford, Carlos Beltran and R Dempster I would be giving up Josh Hamilton

    trade 2 – i would be getting Brandon Phillips, Todd Frazier, David Freese and a 3rd round draft pick in next years draft, I would be giving up Albert Pujols, Josh Donaldson and a 6th round pick

    should i pull the trigger on both, one, none?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mcBlunty: Both are good if you need depth…

  65. Rotten Bats says:
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    would you drop Cingrani for Gausman? I have real small rosters, is it worth holding on to Cingrani?

    • smegma says:
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      @Rotten Bats: Unless its a keeper I’d drop Cingrani – I already did. Barring injury he’s going to have a tough time cracking the rotation, and if an injury pops up you can pick him up.

  66. Kyle H says:
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    Would you drop Arenado for Gausman, Grey?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Kyle H: HELL NO!!!

  67. Nick nice says:
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    Mitch Moreland or Nolan A???

  68. JDawg says:
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    Grey, this may be an obvious one, but this is coming from a guy who traded Trout right before his break-out so once bitten twice shy. I was offered Rutledge straight up for Arcia. Should I be hitting accept and not even talking to you right now?
    Also, thoughts on obtaining Youkilis (as in trade V-Mart and League for him)? Thanks brosef!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JDawg: Forget Youk… I’d take Rutledge

      • steve says:
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        @Grey: Rutledge is not in the starting lineup today (per rotoworld). They further state that this is his 3rd time not starting since last Friday. Ugh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh indeed

  69. Nick nice says:
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    Rutledge or Kelly Johnson at 2nd??

    • @Nick nice:

      I’m starting to wonder the same thing. Rutledge is kind of a big disappointment.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Nick nice: I wouldn’t, Rutledge still has more long term counting stats value and besides Johnson has a history of streakiness

  70. T Moore says:
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    JOE C: You had better stop looking in your rear view mirror and start looking where your going… If you had been as of last night, I was in 4th place – until a late drop off to 6th… Tight race for 3rd…

    The tidings of the MAGPIES are soaring to the heights of the tables!!!

    Heckel’s and Jeckel’s team are back!!!!

    • T Moore says:
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      @T Moore: You’re not your… Golly gee, I hate it when I do that… To often too…

  71. The Strolg says:
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    Good thinking on sending Ike out of JFK, because if you sent him out of La Guardia, he’d sit on the tarmac for 4 hours because they shut down the airport so Hillary Clinton’s plane could land, and then get sent back to the gate as his flight is canceled and probably still make it to the game in time to go 0-4 with 3 K’s!

  72. Rasmus – I would’ve been more creeped out by his d.b. smile if I wasn’t fixated on his chick hair. Does he have a mullet going on under there? Is he trapped in 1993?

    Swisher – Exhibit A as to why Yahoo is annoying me: “Swisher’s wife gave birth to a girl on Tuesday afternoon. He will be back within the next couple of days.” Why do we need to know his wife had a baby in a fantasy note, and that it was a girl? How long was the labor? Did she have Swish’s eyes? Who’s the Godfather? I NEED TO KNOW.

    Dickey – Exhibit B as to why Yahoo is annoying me. They said this about him: “Dickey limited the Rays to just four hits, but he issued four walks … It doesn’t appear that Dickey will match the dominance he displayed last year, but he has righted the ship somewhat.” He has three quality starts in a row, including 10K in one and 8 IP and a win in the other. Sure, he looks like a gopher, but why else is Yahoo drinking the Hater-Aid?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Sixto Lescano: I love knowing when they have babies, they usually come back and go on a tear

      • @Grey: @Grey:

        I feel like he’ll come back all mushy and soft. Especially if it’s a girl.

        Then again, he’s going to be going at least a few days without gettin’ any (provided he has no side action), and if you use Annie’s formula for success in “Bull Durham,” Jack might be right and Swish will come back ripping, as long as he’s wearing garters and using his third eye.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Sixto Lescano: he got that baby using the 3rd eye

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          “A baby girl with beautiful, thick sideburns was born to the Swisher family.”

  73. Pager24 says:
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    Grey,
    would you drop betencourt for brothers? half my team is on the DL or DTD so I have no available roster spots.

    My thinking is he will most likely sit 2-3 weeks for the groin injury, then be traded by the end of july.

  74. Jack says:
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    Arencibia is trying to dig his way to the mendoza line. Should I drop him for Grandal or Perez? My team is struggling with power currently.

    C: J.P. Arencibia, 1B: Fielder, 2B: Jedd Gyorko, SS: Alcides Escobar, 3B: Evan Longoria, OF: Trout, Rios, Carl Crawford, UTL: Starling Marte, Moreland, Bench: Vernon Wells, DL: Corey Hart

    On another note, I immediately picked up Gausman, dropping Tillman, but I just looked at his upcoming schedule and I’ve become a little…..flacid.

    @TOR, @WAS, vs.DET, @TB, vs.BOS, @DET, vs.CLE, vs.NYY, @NYY, vs.TEX, @TEX

    That is BRUTAL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Perez… Gausman may not get to the Tigers game, one start at a time to see how he does…

  75. papasmurf says:
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    I hesitated on Gausman because he pitches in the AL East and I had no one to drop (except Lawrie and BJ Upton that is) and minutes later he was gone. I am probably stupid but I couldn’t bring myself to punt Maholm for Gausman. I understand the upside is likely much higher in G’s case, but I thought to myself how much better realistically is G gonna be? Matt Harveys don’t come around very often. Rookie pitchers usually struggle.

    If come Sept. Gausman is 12 – 2 with a 2.19 ERA I’ll be kicking myself. Same guy here who drafted Simmons over Segura…

    Belt has two 0 for 4 games wrapped around a 4 for 5 vs. a lefty starter. Of course I got his 0fers and had him on the bench for the 4fer. Then Gattis the dude I dropped a couple of wks ago comes to back to haunt me and smacks a homer vs. my closer Perkins.

    Good thing I was asleep when this all went down. A delayed reaction in the morning is better than live. LOL

    • yeshcheese says:
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      @papasmurf: I dropped Maholm for Gaus. The reality is Maholm inflates from Streamer to SP6 due to ATL run support. Average across the board, no K action.

      Gaus is a gamble but has some pretty nice peripherals. You know who else has a 49:5 K:BB ratio right now? Jordan Zimmerman. Young no-BB Control pitchers do nicely their first turn around the league.

      Then again someone noted above, Gaus & the Os have a BRUTAL schedule the next few weeks.

  76. Jacob says:
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    Segura or Pujols in a dynasty and can I drop Betancourt for Andrew Bailey

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Jacob: is there no one else to drop for Bailey? He needs to be owned, I don’t know how he isn’t. But you don’t want to cut Betancourt before knowing what’s really going on.

      I’d take Segura over the long haul. Pujols still for the next year or two.

  77. Debo says:
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    Drop Garza, Parker, or Hammel for Gausman?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Debo: I would say Hammel. I bet Grey says Parker. I like what I’ve seen from Parker lately. He looks more like the pitcher he was last year, to me. But I own him so it may be wishful thinking, too.

  78. Revenge of the NNNEEERRRRDDDDDSSSS says:
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    Kyle Gibson vs. George Springer:

    Who comes up first? Who has the most significant fantasy baseball impact in 2013?

    Talking about a deep mixed league 13-team 5×5 (OBP + QS). Thanks, dude.

    • stynyr says:
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      @Revenge of the NNNEEERRRRDDDDDSSSS:

      How do you sign into the forums? Do you actually remember how many of each letter are in your username? Just curious…

      • Revenge of the NNNEEERRRRDDDDDSSSS says:
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        @stynyr: 3 N’s, 3 E’s, 4 R’s, 5 D’s, and 4 S’s… Easy to remember. 3-3-4-5-4. It’s how you would score the craziest triple-play ever…

        No, my website just keeps the username every time I open the site.

        So, Springer or Gibson for you?

      • Revenge of the NNNEEERRRRDDDDDSSSS says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Quick follow-up:

        Option A:
        - start Zito 5/25 home vs. COL + 5/30 home vs. OAK; and
        - keep Odorizzi on the bench for 5/26 home vs. NYY + 5/31 away @ CLE

        Option B:
        - send Zito back to where he belongs;
        - activate Odo from the bench; and
        - pick up Gibson from the waivers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          B

  79. scott says:
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    I dropped Mccarthy for Gausman. Good move right? Mccarthy has been good last 2 games vs Phil’s and marlins.. after padres friday he actually starts facing good teams

  80. Charles says:
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    Gausman will be @TOR, then @WAS. Is this similar to Odorizzi where we should add him, bench him for a start, and then figure out whether he’s worth keeping?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charles: I’d start him to see if he surprises teams… I started Odorizzi in most leagues vs. Blue Jays…. They swing a lot…

  81. smegma says:
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    Pitcher questions:

    Drop Jerome Williams or Odorizzi for Gausman?

    Drop Santiago or Odorizzi for Straily or Chacin? Both of the latter get 2 starts next week with Straily (SF,CWS) and Chacin (@Hou;LAD). Is Santiago going to keep his roster spot? He would get 2 starts next week (ChC;@Oak) if he keeps his spot, which is worth rostering if he holds on.

    • smegma says:
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      @smegma:
      @Grey – would you trade Rutledge and Crisp for Segura? Other team needs OF help and already has Tulo at SS. I have Crisp and Aramis on my bench with Fowler as my UT . Could substitute Fowler for Crisp if you think he’ll do worse ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @smegma: Williams… Odorizzi for Straily…Segura, yeah

  82. JoeG says:
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    Looking to improve my middle inf spots.Have to Start 3. I have Espinosa,Rutledge, DiDi Greg. ,S.Drew and Reyes on the DL. Thinking about cutting Espinosa for one of the following: Elliot Johnson,Mike Aviles,Pete Kozma, Zack Cozact,D.Barney, Pedro Florimon,Are any of these worth getting? 13 team mixed daily 6×6 roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeG: Hold for now

  83. Frank White says:
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    Wutup Grey… I know you always talk about Wieters only having one good day a week and your absolutely right. I can’t just drop him and nobody wants him in a trade so should I just pick up another catcher who’s hot and just bench him for a bit? How you feel about Gattis if you agree??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank White: Gattis is a bench player, just roll out Wieters…

  84. Yo Grey

    Any idea if Cingrani is gonna get a call back up this season? Is he worth stashing?

    thanks

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @gbaked: He’s the first call if anyone gets hurt or if Leake starts to really suck. If you have room, you can stash him. He’s still available in my 16 teamer, FYI.

  85. tim says:
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    starling marte for scherzer fair or too much?

    better pitcher for marte?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @tim: go with Mad Max.

  86. Eric Riptide says:
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    I always love the blog and never miss it. I had one question for you: How could you be so high on Jonathan Niese (ranked 31st before the season) and then not trust him again once he dealt with a slight injury and seems to have rebounded? It seems that guys like Cain, Price, and Strasburg have had a long leash with you, but after a mere two lousy games, you’ve written Niese off. After all, he at least has that injury to blame, at least partially, for his short stretch of lousiness. Do you think you had him ranked way too high in your pre-season rankings? Or have you just seen something that has made you think twice about his talent and his prospects for the 2013 season? I was just wondering what the thought process was behind your newfound Niese hate.

    • yeshcheese says:
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      @Eric Riptide: Eric Hosmer has forever tainted Greycarlo’s unconditional love & patience.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric Riptide: He was miserable for a bunch of starts and his K-upside isn’t that big, if he’s not going right, streamers in 12 team mixed leagues can be as good… I could like him again, but he has to prove he’s completely fine, I don’t trust that that is the case yet…

  87. Bott9th says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I’m considering trading Manny Machado for Cole Hamels.. I havew Evan Longoria at 3B and my SP is a little thin. . Offered up Machado for Mike Minor, but he counteroffered with Hamels. Is Hamels still an ace, or is he damaged goods / heading downhill?

    Thanks man.. you’re the best!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bott9th: I wouldn’t trade for Hamels there…

      • Bott9th says:
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        @Grey: aww dang. Should’ve waited for your reply.. Read a recent article on fangraphs.com that made Hamels seem still quite Ace-Like, and pulled the trigger immediately, worrying he might retract it! Haha. Well, thanks anyways. Hopefully it turns out okay :S

  88. Frank White says:
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    I’m trying to trade Shelby Miller and like I said before maybe I’ll grab a good catcher. Are any of these to guys worth grabbing for Miller, Joe Mauer or Wilin Rosario???

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        What tier player should be getting for Miller, or if i wanna pitcher for him t then what tier pitcher?? I’m in a 10 team h2h points league to remind you or is that bad question?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cain…Scherzer… Not sure it’s possible after their last starts though… Trading a pitcher for a pitcher isn’t a good way to go…

  89. stumanji says:
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    BAH! Missed the news on Gausman’s callup and grabbed Wheeler instead in my keeper. Drat.

    *shakes fist at sky* “QUENTINNNNNNNNNNNNNN!”

  90. Manimal says:
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    Your (non)use of Leake: Streamer’s Remorse? Seem’s worthy of a glossary term anyway…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Manimal: Ha, serious remorse on that one…

  91. Fish says:
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    Full Disclosure: I did not know “Rex Brothers” was the actual name of a pitcher; I thought it was nothing more than a nickname like Mostsuckass or Hanarananananan.

    BTW, with Hanaranananan getting the trifecta of surgery, how are you going to hit your daily quota of “an”‘s???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fish: HA! Hanrahan’s done in roundups until next year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fish: Unless he does bodily harm to Giancarlo

  92. In a 5×5 roto league and need pitching. A guy wants to offer me Latos, Minor, Melky, and Swisher for Goldy, Pence, Cahill and H. Santiago, or some combination of them. Is there any value for me in some combination? Thanks

  93. the hungarian hippo says:
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    As someone who also has Salvador Perez, I good a chuckle at that write up. Well done.

  94. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    In a vacuum, grab Rex or Gausman if theres only one roster spot available?

  95. Oppo Taco says:
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    This site is golden, hands down the best fantasy baseball read everyday, props Grey and company. Gotta pick one of these guys today to start since J Up has the day off. Blow Job Upton (he actually got two hits last night!?) or Profar. Thanks Grey

  96. Dan says:
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    Would you drop any of these pitchers for Gausman? 6X6 league with k/9

    CJ Wilson
    Trevor Cahill
    Yovani Gallardo

    Also, stashing Wil Myers. Do you think Gausman will be more valuable than him for the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: Hold Myers… I could see losing Wilson if the league is shallow…

  97. Karen says:
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    Grabbed Rex right away just because you told me to in big block letters. I like to Obey the Grey.

    I watched Garza’s first start off the DL last night and he looked pretty sharp. Of course, the Cubs bullpen is worth a slice of cheese, so no W. Still, would you drop Garza for Gausman? I could also drop Tommy Milone.

  98. chillmodious says:
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    On May 14th, “Gausman is doing fine,” [GM Dan] Duquette said. “I’m going to tell you he’s not a candidate for us to recall him. He’s doing fine at Double-A, and he’s getting used to professional baseball.”

    Well, thanks for that, Dan! Let’s see what the papers have to say this morning…

    On May 22nd, “Duquette is not doing fine,” [frequent Razzball commenter] chillmodious said. “I’m going to tell you he’s not a candidate for us to shower praise on. He did fine when he traded Delino DeShields for Pedro Martinez, but he’s still getting used to professional baseball in the 21st century.”

    (And that’s me quoting a fake me!)

  99. T Moore says:
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    Mr Oakland Steve: Haven’t been to the Double Play since going to the Giants games at Seal Stadium at 16th and Bryant as a young kid with my pop in the late 50s…

    I’m in Sacto now…Been here off and on since the 70′s from when I came up for Oakland /UC Berkeley to become an Aggie…

    Joe Marte’s in the Tower complex on Broadway was like the Double Play here… (Just up the street from where old Edmonds Field use to be… The one that burns in Oaks 48 season video (below)- it was rebuilt – then torn down when the Solons left ) His bar was loaded top to bottom with PCL and MLB photos … It sadly had a “greek” fire ??? in the early 2000s and never reopened… We went there all the time after our soccer matches at Southside Park… Joe is mentioned in the film too… Loved the photos … Sacto is a huge baseball town… Hard ball is still actively played here with over 100 of adult men’s teams existing in the leagues in the region.. I umpired here for years…”””The best seat in the house – if you don’t mind standing..””

    Anyway, getting ahead of myself..

    To get ya in the mood… A Bay Area Baseball and Lifestyle classic from the 1960s…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-PwJe7ldTI

    I know, it’s that unmentionable team from the West Bay (No, not the really ugly unmentionable one with the big red S – GO GOLDEN BEARS) But, a classic worthy of listening to…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_jopBXcbx

    Shortly before the A’s arrive the famous Tony Bennet Song ” I Left My Heart In SF” sweeps the nation… (It sickens me to this very day) Not to be outdone, the Oakland Washboard 3 comes out with this toe-tapping classic… HAHAHAHA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DujCHFWHKQI

    Here is the guts of this comment…The piece de resistance…” Casey and the Nine Old Men: The Oakland Oaks of 1948 ”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Yu0dui6ctM

    My first memory in life is sitting on the 1st baseline with pop and brother in 1953… I don’t know why it is… Think, it must have been all the noise and people..

    I had trouble with it .. Had to reload it over and over in segments… Remember the time at which it stops and drag the dot to that point of time to get another segment forward from that point… Seems to be running right now though.. A Great film!!!… Had tears in my eyes watching it..

    Billy “Ball” Martin, Casey Stingel, and the great Oaklander HOFer Enrie Lombardie ( who my brother use to work for and I use to buy gas from all the time… A real nice man) WOW!!… What a season!!… What a time in basebal!!!l…

    Finally, a film on the PCL… I have always felt the move to the West Coast of MLB ruined baseball on the coast… When we would to go to LA and the family would see the PCL games there… The Hollywood Stars was my uncles team down there… LA was still a magical and great place to be in then… Folks would take the trains up and down the coast to follow their ball clubs on the road..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPv41VZ68yE

    Enjoy

  100. Lopes says:
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    My Beltran and Gallardo for his McCann and Corbin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lopes: Eh, it’s fair, trading for a catcher doesn’t excite me though

      • Lopes says:
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        @Grey: I got buck right now :P

  101. MasterofGrond says:
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    I should slap Cahill on the pine today, right?

    • Dan says:
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      @MasterofGrond: I sure am. Although I benched Corbin for the same reason, and look how that one turned out.

    • MasterofGrond says:
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      Yep, let’s hope this goes that way since I have half the Rockies lineup starting, too, haha.

      ib perfect game

  102. mraccoe says:
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    I want to pick up Straily for his two starts next against SF and CHW. Don’t know who to drop, is he any better than these guys that I have for the near future?

    Maholm, Cashner, Milone, McCarthy, Feldman?

    • mraccoe says:
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      @mraccoe:

      Take Feldman out of that since his next start is @ Cin.

  103. chillmodious says:
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    Grey,

    After I read the lede, I knew the comments would probably devolve in to a “Gausman or ____ “-fest. Well, I certainly don’t want to be the Steppenwolf trying to rise above the fray, but I’ll at least try to be economical and post all my pitching questions for the day here, in one place (surprise! most involve Gausman!)…

    1. Gausman or McCarthy, ROS?

    2. Gausman or Kyle Kendrick, ROS?

    C.

    4. Kyle Kendrick or McCarthy, ROS?

    5. Gausman or Wheeler, ROS? (provided Wheeler gets the call by, say, June 10th)

    ——————————–

    Thank you!

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Are you bailing on Kendrick, or do you just like McCarthy that much more?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Like McCarthy more

          • chillmodious says:
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            @Moose Out Front: @Grey: Thank youse twos. I own Kendrick and have an open roster spot. Gausman, Wheeler, and McCarthy are available. So, since I have all the options at my feet right now (but not likely for long), I want to make sure I don’t blow it.

        • Moose Out Front says:
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          @chillmodious: @Grey: Sounds like ‘ol Grey is in the McCarthy streamboat for sure. I, for one, am not tossing him back in the waters for now.

  104. Wake Up says:
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    If “I” think it? You calling me a dream weaver over here? I look like Gary Wright to you? Is this somehow a coded message for me to pick up Jered Weaver? Jered Weaver threw a no-hitter. Gary Wright was a one-hitter. I took two hits of lysergic, listened to White Rabbit three times, 0,1,2,3…4? four? 4? Four calling birds! Gotcha…calling birds…OK…Orioles & Blue Jays…You want me to pick up Morrow tomorrow? Morrow tomorrow on 5-23. 5+2+3=10…0+1+2+3+4=10…Seems to be lining up, you’re right. Wait! Gausman! Born in 91. 9+1=10. He’s 6’4″. 6+4=10. FIP =2.44. 2+4+4=10! So, pick up Gausman tomorrow vs Morrow tomorrow. Got it! Weird that you had to be so cryptic about it though…I guess we really do need you to keep us cod agile…

    • Birdog says:
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      @Wake Up:

      You just made my morning.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Birdog: Thanks!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Wake Up: I see where I went wrong, I took an 1/8 of psilocybin and listened to the willa wonka soundtrack….he’s such a fun guy

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Wake Up: wrong halucinagen for that math problem

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  105. NyJacob says:
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    Grey- Im in 1st place with a decent lead in a 10 team roto league. Would you trade yu darvish and justin upton for mike trout + belt or fowler?

    I have braun so I would be teaming up braun and trout. My pitching has Harvey, Scherzer, Moore, Iwakuma etc. I’m leaning towards pulling the trigger. Would you do this trade? Or do you think what I have will help me more come September.

    thanks.

  106. doghat666 says:
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    12 team, 5×5 roto. Due to injuries I need a MI, which I’ll likely keep for depth as we have limited FA moves, these are available:
    Alexei, Peralta, Y Escobar, Didi, Y Betancourt

    Which one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Russ: Sure hope not

  107. Jon says:
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    Would you add Gausman over Hammel, Tillman or Cashner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Could see it over Hammel or Tillman

  108. Cartman 4evs says:
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    Thoughts on Granderson? Is he going to be the same as years past? Thanks.

  109. Be The Ball says:
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    12 team H2H non-keeper league, would you trade Samardzija and Shelby Miller for Matt Cain?

  110. Jim says:
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    My Pedroia for Kipnis + Gausman. Paying too much?

    Offense has been really good so far and could use some immediate pitching help

  111. Help Me Jesus says:
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    drop Jose Fernandez or McCarthy for Gaussman? do you think any of these guys are more than a streamer option for this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Help Me Jesus: Fernandez is a nice streamer, but a streamer more or less…

  112. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Is Ichiro going to get it together at all this year? Drop him for Leonys, Rasmus, Arcia, Stubbs, a Wet Fart?

  113. Maglia Rosa says:
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    Own: Peralta, Doolittle, Tazawa, Janssen

    Available: O’Day and Brothers

    Make any moves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Maglia Rosa: Brothers over Tazawa, O’Day over Doolittle

      • Maglia Rosa says:
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        @Grey: I kinda wanna see Bailey actually pitch before I let of Tazawa, who I picked up while dropping Bailey in the first place (shakes fist at mirror) over 2 weeks ago. I don’t think Taz got a save opportunity the whole time.

        • Evil Grey says:
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          @Maglia Rosa: I’m with you. I’m holding Tazawa over going for O’Day. I’ve gotta see Bailey make it through a couple of innings first.

  114. ChoppAR13 says:
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    12 team weekly H2H league,drop Teheran for Gausman?

  115. Doc Pounder says:
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    Would Shelby and Carl Crawford for Scherzer be:
    A) Fair
    B) Too much
    C)
    D ) Too little
    E) Too late
    F) To try again with you
    I could use the K’s and he’s hurting @ OF

    Thanks

    • Doc Pounder says:
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      @Doc Pounder:I also have Dread Pirate, A. Jones, Choo, Cain

      • The Sheriff says:
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        @Doc Pounder: I would do that, Scherzer is a beast and Shelby will be on an innings limit this year so at some point he will get shut down.

  116. Cubs Win says:
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    I’ve been offered Gio Gonzalez for Chris Davis. 10-team, 6×6 (OPS + Holds), Keeper League (14 keepers, 27 man rosters). I can’t decide if I believe in Davis’ hot start or Gio’s slow start more. Could use a top of the rotation starter. Offensively my team is C-Santana, 1B-Rizzo, 2B-Kinsler/Prado, 3B-Beltre, SS-Castro, LF-Hamilton, CF-Gomez, RF-Cain, DH-Davis with Todd Frazier and Shane Victorino on the bench and Adam Eaton and Billy Hamilton waiting to be called up.

    Should I make this deal?

  117. Comatose says:
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    Dropped Hudson, ODay and Dee Gordon for Gausman, Brothers and Profar (his owner was very impatient). Dun good?

  118. Trigger Cut says:
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    Trying to trade for some positional flexibility here. Give my Adrian Gonzalez for his Cespedes? Or hold?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Trigger Cut: Isn’t A-Gon the positionally flexible guy? 1B/OF?

      • Trigger Cut says:
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        @Evil Grey: Hmmm…thanks, “Evil Grey.” Positional flexibility wasn’t the point of the question, but I appreciate your putting me in my place. I have a logjam at 1B/RF/Util and need a LF/CF type to give me more flexibility. The question was whether trading A-Gon for Cespedes was giving too much. I’ll try again elsewhere, and hope for a less “evil” answer.

  119. Steve Stevenson says:
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    12-team OBP roto, start 3OF and 1Util. I have Good Upton, Harper, Bruce, Gomez and Ortiz for those spots (1 rides pine every day). Bad Upton is on waivers and though I don’t have a particular need, I like him as a value stash. However, my only possible drop is SAGNOF, which I desperately need (either Brothers or Qualls). Make the move?

  120. FillyP says:
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    Drop Willingham or Parra for Brothers? Willingham just hasn’t been good, don’t know how much longer he can be dead weight on my roster..

    • FillyP says:
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      @FillyP:

      Eaton is available, so maybe shedding Parra and then monitoring the OF is the play. Think I need to take a chance with Brothers, as League is halfway out the door and my other two closers (Perkins, Wilhelmsen) have not been getting many chances.

  121. The Sheriff says:
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    Is anyone starting Cahill at Coors Field today? He’s a big ground ball guy… Kinda thinking about it

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @The Sheriff: I wouldn’t, he has been very lucky so far this year

      • Snarf says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: I am…fingers crossed! Usually day guys after a nighter tends to favor pitching. I have no stats to back that up but just a hunch.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Snarf: hunches have always served me well, but I don’t like to dance with the lady named coors and Cahill is way way over pitching his ability.

    • trick dad says:
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      @The Sheriff: tulo and rosario are sitting, im starting him

  122. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    would you drop Perez for Salty?

  123. Joe says:
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    In light of your love of Gausman, and given the news of Profar platooning, if you could only stash one for the rest of the season, who would you pick? (I have Rutledge and Asdrubal in the IF, but may need an extra SP)

    • The Sheriff says:
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      @Joe: guasman

  124. Jason says:
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    I was just offered Darvish for my Braun or McCutchen in H2H points. My other OF is Marte and I have Born on my bench and my SP are Fister, Latos, Masterson, Peavy, Zimmermann and Maholm and Beachy on my bench. I’m torn!

    Thanks
    -J

    • The Sheriff says:
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      @Jason: I would hang on to Braun and mccutchen there, you have very good SP rotation and they’re much better than any of your other OF.

  125. Evil Grey says:
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    Starting Cain vs Lyles over Choo vs Harvey

    Problem with that?

  126. Shawn of the living says:
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    Any advice on this trade: De Aza for Dickey. I could use pitching, but AZa has been good and Dickey not so much. I would be getting Dickey btw. yes or no on this one?

  127. charles says:
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    Would you drop ogando for Gausman?

  128. Wilsonian says:
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    Rumor that Donnie Baseball has been discussing calling up Puig. If he gets the nod, you dumping Kubel for him? 16 team H2H

    Also, for right now – Stubbs, Hafner, Kubel – pick two for UTIL.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: He’d be UTIL. My bottom three guys are Hafner, Kubel, and Joyce for two UTIL slots. They will all get bumped down a notch once AJax and Stanton come back.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: ah my bad. You meant in LAD…my bad. No clue.

    • steve says:
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      @Wilsonian: Any reports that you could link? This is worth monitoring; of course, I’m assuming they find a place for him to play.

  129. dk says:
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    Cruz & Hammel or Norrris for Bum?

    • The Sheriff says:
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      @dk: do it

  130. NyJacob says:
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    Grey- who would you rather own Ryan Howard or Paul Konerko? Do you think Konerko will turn it around?

    Thanks.

  131. Thrilla says:
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    Drop TIllman, McCarthy, Teheran, Arenado, J. Henderson or T. Milone for Rex Brothers?

    12 Team h2h league with QS K/9

  132. Jim says:
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    Where is your best guess on where these guys will end up ROS?

    Gausman, Gibson & Wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Wheeler, Gausman

  133. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    @Grey….who you got ROS….Aoki or Crawford? Parnell or Frieri?

  134. Snarf says:
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    Hell Cat…to risky to start today?

  135. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    why am I reading rumors of either a Puig or Pederson callup?

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Hmmm…I’ll have to look in to this. At the very least, a Puig or Pederson call-up is better than a perv or pederast callup.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @chillmodious: Dylan Hernandez, the Dodgers beat writer for the times says “#Dodgers have discussed calling up Yasiel Puig and Joc Pederson, according to Don Mattingly.”

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: I can’t fathom how he would get enough playing time to be worthy. Where would he play?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Evil Grey: Ethier would get benched

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Evil Grey: Maybe Puig can be the righty compliment to 40-million-dollar-platoon-player Andre Ethier. Better that SVS (Son of Van Slyke).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t imagine where Puig would play…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: benching Ethier or trading him away, those dudes want results and don’t care how much money they will waste on the bench. it’s an unprecedented thing going on here

        • Grey

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          I guess, but Ethier hasn’t been the issue… Kemp needs to step up…

          • chillmodious says:
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            @Grey: Ethier hasn’t been THE issue, but he is still a very big issue. Donnie Baseball is really scuffling for his job right now and would try just about anything. Whether Colletti will allow it is another story. I do know this: Ethier is performing like an average player with little heart, and Van Slyke is taking playing time from him. I’m a Doyer homer for life, but Ethier has become my new Loney. Want more of an indictment? Just now, via rotoworld:

            ” Andre Ethier is out of Wednesday’s lineup, in part because Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he wanted to put out his “most competitive lineup” and one that would “fight the hardest.” “

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Eh, Ethier just hit a homer the other night, think he’s just slowing his process in getting hot…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: you sound really practical today…are you feeling ok?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha… I didn’t get up on the bong side the bed…. Kidding, don’t do drugs, bad!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: drugs are bad…except weed on occasion, alcohol in moderation, caffeine in the morning, and nicotine in vapor form

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Exactly!

              • chillmodious says:
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                @Grey: And a triple, too. But it was in Milwaukee, against a… wait for it… wait for it… righty! He could be the most expensive platoon player in the MLB (which is probably way wrong, but I didn’t bother to research). I’ve really soured on him, starting somewhere in the middle of last season, and even if he heats up, I just can’t stand his attitude.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Well, I’m the last person to defend Ethier… I don’t like him at all… Bring on Puig!

                  • chillmodious says:
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                    @Grey: Haha. I imagined you typing and going, “wait a minute…why the eff am I defending this shmo… bring on Puig!”

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @chillmodious: for some reason this popped in my head…” who let the dogs out? PUIG! PUIG! PUIG! PUIG! PUIG!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, totally

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @chillmodious: as a fellow Doyer man I can’t help but wonder what could be because what is is not what should be…..and to think we could have Carlos Santana playing catcher, but NNNNOOOOOOOOO, we needed Casey blake and didn’t want to pay any of his salary…..yeah, I’m a little jaded to say the least

              • chillmodious says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate: Ah, yes, Casey Blake and his incredibly pronounced jawline / meticulously trimmed chia beard. The front office could’ve fleeced Mark Shapiro six times over, but managed to bungle everything. Ugh, now you got me thinking about Divorce McCourt again…

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @chillmodious: I like to cut others while I cut myself

        • Evil Grey says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: Maybe just trying to light a fire under them by going public with Puig talk. Don’t see Either getting outright benched, unless against lefties.

          • chillmodious says:
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            @Evil Grey: He got outright benched today. Wily Peralta is a righty. See the quote I just posted above. No bueno.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Tough one…could be real…could be “Let’s talk about something else besides how I could be fired”…

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Wake Up: @Grey: silly dodgers don’t know what to do!
        apparently all that money can’t buy happiness or titles. tho Colletti did train under the best GM in baseball
        so maybe one day it will click. they should trade ethier(hasnt produced in years) and fire mattingly(he is in over his head) either way they miss playoffs unless Kemp returns to his 2011/early ’12 pre shoulder injury ways …fuck em let em keep losing

  136. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    Lawrie or Rutledge ROS?

  137. herschel says:
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    @Grey: to clarify a question from last night. 12 team, weekly, redraft roto with $250 FAAB. I have $234 remaining. how much to bid on gausman and brothers (i need some help in saves)?

  138. herschel says:
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    @Grey: also, which of these two start options do you like for next week?

    niese – vs nyy, @ mia
    parker – vs sf, vs chw
    quintana – vs chc, @ oak
    straily – vs sf. vs chw

  139. c0wfunk says:
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    rutledge sitting again, against a guy he’s 4/10 against… not cool. Why bench him as soon as he’s actually started hitting? Is he a bad fielder or something I”m missing in the stat lines? Thank giancarlo Gyorko and Rollins have started hitting or I”d be in a bad way in MI!

    • c0wfunk says:
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      @c0wfunk: Read the LeMahieu / Rutledge article someone posted above and looks like defense is part of the equation for sure.

      Do you consider LeMahieu comparable to Rutledge?

      Would you drop Rutledge to stash Eaton or Wheeler? Or can we just count on Tutlo getting injured soon and making it moot?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        DJ’s just light speed, nothing else…

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Grey:

          Light speed? 299,792,458 meters per second? That’s almost as fast as Billy Hamilton.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Sixto Lescano: I like Dayan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dayan

      • @Grey:

        Thanks! I like Dayan too. He’s like Oko from “Bases Loaded.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  140. Jack says:
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    Garcia having season-ending surgery. Any chance Wacha is up before June 15th?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not

  141. chris says:
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    drop morrow or jansen? for gausman or HOLD

    didn’t like my first answer… considering cbs putting out notice that wheeler is getting called sonn and he was picked up, who do you like better gausman or wheeler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  142. Carnac says:
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    Gentlemen, BJ Upton just tied his season-best hitting streak at 2 games.

    • Pipa says:
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      @Carnac: It’s about time!! There’s no looking back!!!(I hope)

      • Carnac says:
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        @Pipa: Hope so… if only he could play against Vance Worley every game!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sweet!

  143. Jack says:
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    Any takes on the next potential stud SP called up & when?

  144. Pipa says:
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    Who do you like rest of the year….Eaton or W. Myers?

      • Pipa says:
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        @Carnac: Wow, you’re on top of it!!! Thanks.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Carnac: awesome, this backs up what I was telling my buddy last night, that Eaton ain’t worth stashing anymore. I think if he does come back he splits in the Kubel, Ross, Pollock clusterf**K and Parra plays everyday from here on out, he deserves it

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @Carnac: wow .. dropped him for Gausman last night. Excellent move apparently :)

      • Prezii says:
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        @Carnac: damnit…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  145. Matt Pizzle says:
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    Trade help!! Dynasty league:

    I get Pence, I give up uber prospect Teheran and Mous. Basically some future production for production now. I have Machado so Mous is my util and is sucking, Pence would be a pretty big upgrade.

    16 team, pionts league, am I giving up too much?? I’ve got Price, Beachy on DL and Gerrit Cole who hopefully gets a call up soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair…

  146. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Above kind of got poached so was hoping for your input Grey.

    OBP league where none of my guys seem to steal. Would you lose Prado or Dunn for McLouth or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dunn

  147. Jammer McSlam says:
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    Would you trade Beltre for Scherzer in a H2H league if I have Arenado to fill in?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Jammer McSlam: no unless you’re in a real bad need of pitching

  148. BemisMightier says:
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    Just got offered this in 12 team, H2H category league with interesting hitter stats of R, Hr, RBI, K, SB, OPS and pitcher stats of W, K, ERA, WHIP, Hold, Save

    Send Matt Moore, TB SP
    Send Starling Marte, Pit OF
    Send Buster Posey, SF C
    Send Jose Bautista, Tor OF
    Send Joel Peralta, TB RP

    Receive Lucas Duda, NYM OF
    Receive Matt Cain, SF SP
    Receive Brandon League, LAD RP
    Receive Mike Trout, LAA OF
    Receive Ryan Doumit, Min C

    I could drop Duda and grab Brantley as well, and holds are cheap on the wire.
    Is this too much to give up for Trout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  149. Ron says:
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    Give Holliday and Garza
    for
    Get Cuddyer/Torii Hunter and Stanton

    1) Would you do this trade?
    2) If yes, you rather have Cuddyer orTorii Hunter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Cuddyer, but they’re a coin flip…

      • Ron says:
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        @Grey: Cruz better than Cuddyer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  150. BucLover says:
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    Grey, I’ve had Cole sitting in my lineup since day 1 and recently picked up Wheeler. I’m curious if you’d drop one of those for Gibson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  151. Carnac says:
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    Bad/Free Idea: Razzball t-shirt that has an image of a phiten nacklace printed around the neck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phiten? I just Googled it, still no idea, are the kids wearing these?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I think that is what all the ball players wear

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey: It’s the titanium necklace that athletes (especially baseball players) wear: http://vimeo.com/24938883

        It’s not science – it’s magic!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah… Hadn’t heard of it… I like magic.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Carnac: only if it has chest hair underneath

  152. MoneyMike says:
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    Trade Choo for Cobb? Seems like a lot.. I could try offering ARam..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much

  153. Carnac says:
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    Ike’s changed his batting stance. He’s lowered his hands and is standing about 8″ closer to the plate. Just took a walk. Baby steps to first base…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Carnac: @Grey: I need to know what happened next! Did he get picked off after forgetting that he had to actually stand on first base, instead of on the outfield grass?

  154. goodfold2 says:
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    i’m away from a computer for like 5 hours last night and gausman is not only sneakily brought up, he’s taken from my waiting hands in 2 leagues. Turns out the reason the one guy wants odorizzi is because he came into his (opp’s) frisbee golf (frolf) shop.

  155. Big M says:
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    I thought about your pretty eyes when I picked up Brothers.

    Would you trade Kuroda for Napoli? I have Lucroy who’s killing me… Other SP are Harvey, Gio, Medlen, Gausman, Beachy, Josh J, Cashner, stream spot… I can afford to give up an SP but should I look for better than Napoli?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Thanks! I’d take Napoli, it’s fair…

  156. Ferga says:
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    Im worried about Rutledge in my ops mi slot. He has sat 3 days this week and the manager claims he will not send him down? I thought he was doing fine for getting bounced around the lineup.

    Should I add Neil Walker instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well, you can add Walker but hold Rutledge

  157. Andrew W says:
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    How do you feel about Corey Hart as he comes back in the next couple weeks from injury? OBP and power potential? I’m looking to trade for him. Think it’s time to sell high on this Josh Donaldson train?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like him… I just went over Donaldson, search the site

      • Andrew W says:
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        @Grey: Boom! Thanks. I’ll try for Hart with him.

  158. OaktownSteve says:
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    Utley going in for MRI, DL likely? Who had 5/22 in the pool?

  159. Dirtyd says:
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    Drop Milone or Cashner for Gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can drop Cash

  160. OaktownSteve says:
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    Crowd Source opportunity?

    Start Gausman @ TOR Bandbox tomorrow? Yea or Nay? What say all ye Razzball commenters?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I am, but you inspired me the other day with your ballsy start

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate:

        Yeah that was a crappy stream. But when you stream you stream. I had Leake yesterday and Paul Maholm’s Where the Heart Is going today. Win a few more than you lose, hopefully.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          I’m starting Gausman, by the way.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d start him if I owned him…

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @OaktownSteve: I’m starting him too. Just grabbed him in six leagues, but four of them are weekly. I’m trotting him out there in two RCLs though. I see him getting a solid number of Ks against the free-swinging Jays (probably around 6-7), but he’ll have to avoid the long ball to put up a quality start. Fingers crossed.

            • Prezii says:
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              @Big Magoo: definitely could see a couple homers but i didnt grab him to sit him. Im playin em.. screw it!

              • Big Magoo says:
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                @Prezii: It all depends how he handles the first-start jitters. Hopefully, it’s with a 123 first, and not a Cabrera single, Bautista walk, and an E5 three-run jack.

    • chillmodious says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Crowd source opportunity? Who are you, Zach Braff?!

      Yes, I would start Gausman tomorrow.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @chillmodious:

        Who is Zach Braff? I am pretty sure I am not he. Not entirely but relatively.

        • chillmodious says:
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          @Prezii: I figured that was someone from the show, but since I’ve never seen an episode I had to google. I did know that Murray (sorry, he’ll always be Murray to me) was on the show, just didn’t know his character’s name.

          “Woman… lend me fi dollas…”

          • Prezii says:
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            @chillmodious: its turk in the show.. dont blame me, blame my girl. It happens man,it happens..

            She was like you wanna watch Scrubs? Im like, as if!

            • chillmodious says:
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              @Prezii: I definitely hear that. Scrubs would probably be an upgrade over some of the crizzap I am forced to sit through.

  161. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    My MI situation has been a disaster this year. Excluding a short stretch by Y. Betancourt, the likes of D. Gordon, Gyorko, Ellis and Raburn have put together the following line for me so far:

    27 / 137 – 10 R – 1 HR – 9 RBI – 3 SB – .197 AVG

    Even that’s propped up by Gordon giving me 3 steals and a homer in between 0 for 4 outings. My biggest category weakness is easily steals as well, so I was hoping to kill two birds with one stone by getting a MI with some speed. I’m having no luck with the trade market at MI though as no-one seems willing to deal one away even if I overpay (it feels like overpaying to me anyway).

    Should I just keep digging for free agent MI and hope I find something, or do I need to actually overpay to fix the lone week spot in my lineup? Would you do some combo of Trumbo / Morse for Rollins / Andrus / ECab? FA middle infielders are the likes of Bonifacio and Gordon and not much else.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The ol’ Trumbo combo huh? I’d do Morse for EverCab…

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: To make it worse:
      A) I was counting on Eaton to give me some speed, but sounds like he’s reinjured himself
      B) I have Rutledge at 2B and his situation isn’t sounding to good at the moment
      C) There is no C…..weren’t A and B bad enough for you?

  162. DANNY B says:
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    10 team NL ONLY H2h league
    my tulo and headley for his s.miller, panda, and gyorko?
    am i crazy bc im offering this?
    plus i would have to change my team of Chase Head Daily, which I love.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  163. fri-guy says:
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    did anyone else watch the end 9th inning of the was/sf game last night? soriano blew the save b/c harper missed a catchable liner over his head in right center, allowing the tie run to score. harper curled up into the fetal position like a wide receiver getting alligator arms or a quarterback hearing footsteps in “trying” to make the play. he was 20 yards off the wall and 10 yards from the warning track–looking scared after last week’s collision. the nats booth was making excuses for him trying to make the play from out of position showing how hunter pence lines up in RF at home. he missed a ball he really just had to reach UP for instead of curling up like there was a tsunami about to hit him. they quickly stopped showing the replay and there’s no news of it anywhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, weird… Nah, I didn’t see it… Now I want to though…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @fri-guy:

      Bet the Nats brass told him not to run into any more walls. Plus that was a brutal collision in LA. Worst I ever saw was Len Dykstra headfirst into the ivy at Wrigley. Knocked himself out. They revived him with smelling salts and he stayed in the game.

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @OaktownSteve: coulda been his bum knee but I would blame the coaches for having him play where he was in the first place. Catchable ball? hmmm maybe it was smoked but not as hard as Pandas game winning blast to deep right center. one of the longest balls ever hit there especially in the cold and damp night.

  164. OaktownSteve says:
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    David Murphy…yardwork. It’s going to be boat racing in Tejas today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope Beltre is yachting…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        as a matter of fact, just did. Dead center. BOAT RACING>

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          Parker looks like BP.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          YES!

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Dah! Stupid boat race. Mitch is out today, seeing Moreland than water.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @chillmodious:

          The Rangers starter pitches from the stretch with nobody on. Bugs me. Some things in life just bug me. Like people who brush their teeth at work. Or Lyle Overbay.

          • chillmodious says:
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            @OaktownSteve: Blech… I have to deal with one of those every day. The person who brushes their teeth at work, that is. Not Lyle Overbay. But I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t like working with him either!

      • Hondo says:
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        Hope he stops off in Colorado to pick up Rutledge and make him walk the plank.
        Oh wait,Colorado already did that.

        Was 2 seconds away from dumping the Masterpine Rutledge for Lowrie and somebody grabbed Lowrie to play at 2B.Now I basically have no SS until Reyes comes off the DL for a week before he gets hurt again.@Grey:

        I’m so screwed at SS even Simmons is looking like Kate Upton

  165. Duke says:
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    Grabbed Gausman, have standing offers to give up Shelby for McCann, or Moore for DL Kinsler. Currently rolling with pierzinsky at C and Segura, Profar, Utley at the middles. Better sell high?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kinsler, it’s fair…

  166. EK says:
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    Looks like Quintana gets MIA on Sunday…

    • herschel says:
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      @EK: thought he was scheduled for monday vs the cubs?

      • EK says:
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        @herschel: He was but Santiago moved up to take Sale’s spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That just changed, yeah… Even better…

  167. Prezii says:
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    Is that the Randiest of Wolfs out there? Honestly thought he was out of the league…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Prezii:

      Nah…some rook they called up. Stuff looks pedestrian

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @Prezii: That’s what I thought when I saw R. Wolf in the box score. I expected to see Oakland put up ten in the first four innings.

      • Prezii says:
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        Oh, its Ross.. Randy’s younger, less homer prone, but still really bad cousin.. my fault! I though Randy was still in the league for a sec… Silly me..

  168. herschel says:
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    Sounds like no DL for Betancourt (for now):

    Betancourt has inflammation around scar tissue in right groin. Said no DL. Should be fine by Friday Troy Renck (@TroyRenck)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  169. EK says:
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    Would you drop C. Perez or G. Holland for Janssen?
    H2H points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  170. BrewerFan says:
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    Grey,
    I have Wheeler, Gausman & Profar all sitting on my bench for potential returns.

    I need an RP off waivers and have to determine who to cut between them. Frazier is also a possible drop for me.

    And which reliever would you take? Veras, Kenley, League, Gregg, Cishek, Axford are all on the wire. Thanks again Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler…Kenley

    • BrewerFan says:
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      @BrewerFan:

      12 Team, Non-Keeper Btw

  171. Milarky says:
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    I get 2 waiver picks for the entire first half. We have to start a rookie pitcher and Wily Peralta is killing me (check out what he is doing right now). Do you go and get Gausman? And if I can’t get him, would you consider someone like Odorizzi? It would be pretty devastating for me if he automatically goes down when Price comes back, depending on how long he’s up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t grab either

  172. Worth Holding onto Perralta at all or go streaming? Need saves no real need for his other MR stats as I still got Kenley sticking around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  173. The badger says:
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    Braun for Gordon and J Zimmermann

    Which side you like all things being equal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmermann, it’s fair

  174. fd says:
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    my Homer Bailey for his Michael Cuddyer.

    I have a plethora of starting pitching…could use a hitter, but what I really need is steals.

    Fair deal? Could I get better? Wait till Cuddyer proves he’s healthy?

    ty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you can do better, but it’s fair

  175. jcutiger says:
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    What gives?!?? Rutledge sitting for LeMahieu agian…

  176. Grey

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

  177. giant-eer says:
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    Rutledge is killing me here and need to fill SS.

    Drop Rutledge, Chisek, Moreland or Viciedo for either DJ or Didi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chisek for Didi

  178. Grey

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

    • Prezii says:
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      @Grey: nope im stayin here… Protest!!! Ok here i come..

  179. Cutch's Dreads says:
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    Afternoon Grey! Missed the boat on Gausman, but pleasantly surprised with Profar’s early call up! Couple add/drop questions for you in a 12-team keeper league w/ holds:

    A: Drop Saunders, Hosmer or Frazier for Puig or Yelich
    B: Drop Cashner or Lohse for Niese
    C:
    D: Drop any of those 5 for Veras, O’Day or Jared Burton

    Thanks!

  180. Wilsonian says:
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    Utley goin down, who’s the replacement: Kelly Jo or Uggs?

  181. Alex says:
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    Drop Fernandez for Gausman?

    Okay to trade Grandy for Segura?

  182. Trevor says:
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    Rest of Season – Ian Kennedy or Kevin Gausman? 5×5 H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy… Come to my newest post…

  183. Fish says:
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    BREAKING NEWS: Brad Evans calls for Jason Kipnis to near 30/30 end of season. Book It.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  184. Concussed Morneau says:
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    Add Gattis or Yan Gomes for back up catcher?? Currently Vmart or hold??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  185. Andrew says:
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    who has the best value next year? Wheeler, Gausman, Hultzen, Cingrani?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

  186. cgsf says:
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    gausman, tillman, or kennedy? can keep two of three, who is the odd man out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tillman, go to my newest post

  187. Grey

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

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