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Wanna really mess with your brain?  Think about how you could have the same thing as Guy Pearce in Memento and you would never know.  Okay, don’t think about it too long, it’ll mess with your brain too much and then I’m gonna get sued by your loved ones.  “Judge, Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate it), told my darling boy, Josh, to think about how he could have a brain dysfunction and now I have to change his diaper and order in for Chinese food every fifteen minutes because he keeps forgetting he just ate.”  That’s your momma in front of the judge, suing me.  Steve Pearce is a thirty-one-year-old journeyman.  That’s not a cartographer, that’s a guy who isn’t very good and just travels around offering his services for all-you-can-drink Gatorade.  Yes, he hit two homers yesterday and has hit 9 homers in just two months while batting .336.  This isn’t a matter of “Maybe he’s breaking out now.”  No, there’s no breaking out for Steve Pearce.  He doesn’t even sound right if you don’t say his full name.  There’s no Steve and no Pearce.  There’s only Steve Pearce and he’s the hottest schmotato in the land and is worth picking up while he’s swinging a hot bat, but I wouldn’t expect it to last that long.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Manny Machado – Suspension was held up for him throwing a bat at the A’s and he will now miss the next five games.  That’s what you get for being a douchepants.

Ubaldo Jimenez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Comatose Rangers Fan’s Worst Nightmare Rangers.  I wouldn’t pick up Ubaldo, not by the hair on my chinny, chin, lip.

J.J. Hardy – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd home run.  I can Hardy believe he only has two homers.  Wouldn’t surprise me to see him have 20 homers by the end of the year, that means he has a crapton of homers to still get this year.

Adam Jones – 2-for-3 and his 15th homer.  Thankfully, I didn’t take Prince Fielder in every league and opted for Adam Jones in some.  Amen to spreading the risk!

Joe Saunders – 5 IP, 7 ER.  He looked solid in the third inning, but his 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th were questionable.  Saunders is all about hugging the median.

Jake Arrieta – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 10 Ks.  He went from “He should be 86’d” to Hershiser ’88.  Every time Arrieta pitches, ESPN should just turn his box score blue to signal that he’s about to almost throw a no-hitter.  I wonder if Giancarlo would notice if I brought Arrieta along on our dates.  On the for serious, could someone Dropbox Arrieta to me?  I want cuddle time.  Oh, and for those of you wondering how Arrieta pitches a one-hitter in seven and two-thirds and doesn’t get the lede, I gave you an Arrieta lede a week ago when those other sites were telling you not to trust him.

Nate Schierholtz – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  See what I said about four inches above for Hardy.  For our four girl readers, that’s not really 12 inches above.  Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, kazoo.

Jake Peavy – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Cubs.  I streamed Peavy for this start, but dropped him prior to the game even finishing, and that was a 15-team league, so I wouldn’t fall in love.

Albert Pujols – Says he has a swollen lymph node the size of a golf ball in his groin area.  My question is, hanging next to this golf ball, does he also have a tiny rotten banana?  Cause, if so, that might not be a swollen lymph node.

Tyler Skaggs – Will return to the rotation on Wednesday.  Hopefully he doesn’t go to pitch and mistakenly grab one of Pujols’s golf balls.

David Wright – Out with his rotator cuff injury until Friday.  Him and Machado should go on a trip together.  Maybe Graceland.  I could be a travel agent.  I don’t know anything about booking trips or rooms, but if anyone asks me for a suggestion on a trip, I usually have one within two minutes.

Raul Ibanez – Royals signed him to be a part-time DH and spoil the players’ kids like any grandfather would.

Danny Duffy – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the Twins.  Duffy could string together another two months of solid starts and I won’t tell you to pick him up.  His peripherals are hot garbage that was wedged in the middle of your Impala seats for all of the 80’s.

Salvador Perez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .287.  Don’t look now, but Perez is doing exactly what you expected him to.  I didn’t say Simon Says not to look now, so it’s fine you read it.

Alcides Escobar – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs, hitting .295.  If he would’ve just been halfway decent his first week, I wouldn’t have dropped him.  Yes, I’m blaming him for my stupidity.

Trevor Plouffe – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Fun fact!  In the Blondie song, The Tide Is High, it originally went, “The tide is high and I’m Plouffing on,” because Debbie Harry was dating Trevor’s dad, Pete Plouffe.

Brian Dozier – 0-for-4 hitting .235.  Where’s everyone that was saying Brian Dozier’s going 40/40 this year?  Haven’t heard from them in a while.  I hope they’re okay.

Taijuan Walker – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Astros.  Okay, wasn’t a perfect game bid, but with a name like Walker, we’re just gonna have to accept baby steps, Bob.

Brad Miller – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, 3rd homer in his last ten games and 5th this month.  Well, it’s not April, but it is Miller time.

James Jones – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 steals (15, 16, 17).  He completely stopped hitting for about ten days leading into this game, but if you’re slapping your veins for SAGNOF, you can stop your Jonesing for the moment, Eminem.

Collin McHugh – 6 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA up to 3.22.  We had a good run.  We’ll always have that one start, and that other one.  I’d get his address, and promise to write so it’s not awkward, but I think it’s time we let him go.

George Springer – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (16) and legs (3).  Now has two games in a row with a steal.  That helps ease the Krazy strikeouts, which he had two more of yesterday.  He’s still a hacking mess, and nothing’s changed since I said to sell him.

Alex Presley – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Had a homer three games ago, and has a modest four-game hitting streak.  They bench him against lefties, but if you have room to platoon him, he’s swinging a little schmotato.

Jonathan Villar – Optioned to Triple-A.  He was striking out a lot, but what a slap in the face for the Astros to hold that against one of their players when they have Hurry-K’d Carter, Springer, Castro and, well, their whole team.

Victor Martinez – Scratched due to soreness in his rib cage area.  Uh-oh, a Zombino doesn’t have much room for error with injuries.  One minute you’re chomping on a stranger’s brain custard, next minute you’re on the DL with a strained oblique.

Anibal Sanchez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Two strikeouts?  What kind of wussy shizz is that?  C’mon, strikeout guys like your name’s Butch!

Rajai Davis – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs with the slam (6) and legs (22).   I know, it’s hard to take a guy like Rajai serious when he’s always courting around a fleet of Corgis, the royal SAGNOF dog, and because he’s making Vines with Jarrod Dyson feeding him grapes, but The King of SAGNOF has been more valuable this year than Jay Bruce, Kemp, Heyward, Holliday and Choo, to name just a few.

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-2, 1 run and his 2nd steal.  Has hit in nine of his last ten games with a homer.  Hasn’t done a whole lot to get excited about in the long-term, but in the short-term he could be a quick schmotato at corner infidel.

Josh Reddick – MRI on his knee came back negative, which I’m told is good news, but since he hit the DL due to his knee twice in a month, I’d say he’s three weeks away from good news.  On the fo’really.

Yoenis Cespedes – Left yesterday’s game with a hamstring injury that the A’s are saying could just be a cramp.  They just need to isolate the injury from Cespedes’s other 99 legs.

Scott Kazmir – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  It was first reported he left with an injury, but the A’s denied that later.  Don’t worry, something will knock him out for a month or two, but this didn’t seem like it.

Sean Doolittle – 1/3 IP, 4 ER and his 3rd blown save.  Yes, Doolittle has been terrific for the better part of two months, but this is the 2nd game in a row he’s blown a save.  How long of a leash do you think the A’s are going to give him?  A lot shorter than Rajai with his Corgis, that’s for sure.  I grabbed Luke Gregerson in one league.  One more blown save and Doolittle’s gonna wish he could Doosomething.

Stephen Vogt – 3-for-4, hitting .343.  Too bad he doesn’t have a few more homers, he could’ve avoided being outshone by Steve Pearce.  Always the Steve bridesmaid, never the Steve bride.

Jed Lowrie – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs.  Coming into this game, he was hitting .176 this past week and .217 on the year.  I say that because I’m thinking the same thing as you, how long do I have to be a cyclops with a monocle on Lowrie before he gets hot?

Andrew Cashner – Played catch yesterday.  Somewhere, JayWrong sighed wistfully, wishing it were him playing catch with Cashner.  Get back to your fantasy football rankings!

Jesse Hahn – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Fans should hold up a picture of a white person every time Hahn gets a strikeout.  You know, a Hahn-K.

Mat Latos – 7 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 4 Ks.  When you get the Reds and Padres together, there’s gonna be some good old fashioned nothing going on!

Hanley Ramirez – Out again on Monday with a strained vajayjay.  Apologies to our four girl readers, or, I guess, make it five if Hanley’s reading.

Dan Haren – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.57.  I believe there was three hits after 8 PM PST in all of baseball yesterday.

Evan Gattis – Headed to the DL with a bulging thoracic disk.  That sounds painful until you think about it like he has one of those corn chip snacks, a Bugle, sticking out of his back.  Now it sounds delicious.  Hey, that should be Bugles tag line:  We sound delicious!  How am I not on Madison Avenue?

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Mess and Zack Wheeler (6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks). I swear the Braves didn’t score until after Wood left the game because I had him going in multiple leagues.  I mean, the Braves start sneezing when they get to a three-ball count because they are so allergic to walks, and here Wheeler walked the park in the first six innings, and only one run, then they score later on.  I need to go to Nepal and talk to someone about correcting my fantasy karma.  Oh, and the Stream-o-Nator likes Wheeler’s next start, and I don’t trust him, so take that as you will.

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-4, and his 11th homer, as he bats .231 and leadoff.  Meanwhile, he went against the Braves and B.J. Upton (2-for-4, 1 run, batting .209) hitting leadoff.  Elias Sports Bureau said that not since 1982 had two more unlikely guys hit leadoff in the same game.  In 1982, Joel Youngblood hit leadoff for the Mets and Expos in the same game.

CC Sabathia – Will make his next rehab start on Thursday in Trenton.  Lovely city to visit, keep your wallet in your front pocket, CC!

Matt Joyce – 1-for-6 and his 3rd homer in two games.  I think Schwarzenegger told Joyce to, “Dooo eeeet,” and it awakened his latent lust for Joyce DeWitt.

Kevin Kiermaier –  3-for-5 his 7th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Okay, so everyone but Longoria is suddenly hot on the Rays.  It doesn’t hurt that they’re facing the AL Least’s pitching.

Chris Archer – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 3.24.  Honestly, I’ve had a hard time telling people to hold onto Archer, even in his animated, cartoon brilliance.  His xFIP, K/9, BB/9 are relatively fine for a fifth fantasy starter, but a hair under exciting.  The Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like his next start, and I wouldn’t trust him either.

Logan Forsythe – 2-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting near-.450 in the last week and has at least two hits in three straight games.  It doesn’t give me much pleasure to say, but I grabbed him in the RCL for MI.

Jake McGee – 1 IP, 0 ER in the 8th inning, then Joel Peralta blew the save, because Maddon can’t leave a good thing alone.  I’ve never seen anything like it.  Maddon is so loyal to his junky closers over the years, it’s insane.  He went back to Balfour way past anyone had any right to.  Crazy loyal.  But simply because someone isn’t named the closer (McGee), he doesn’t go to him for the save, even though he’s proven he can do the job.  It’s seriously the logic of a mental patient.

Oscar Taveras – Guess who’s back?  Back again.  Here’s a hint: his name was in front of the blurb.  Let’s recount what he did last time he was called up and played nearly every day.  Dot, dot, dot, hmm, dot, dot, dot.  When I think in real life, that’s what I say out loud.  “Excuse me, beautifully mustachioed man, may I take your order?”  “Dot, dot, dot, hmm, dot, dot, dot.”  It sounds a bit like Mike Morse making a phone call.  So, when Taveras filled in for an injured Moobs, Oscar didn’t do a lot, and now there’s not even an injury for him to get playing time.  So, I like Taveras, I think he can be solid, but I’m not even sure where he’s playing this time.  The Cards seem just about done with Allen Craig, so maybe he gets benched, but they’re not going to bench him every day.  When Taveras was up last time, he had a clear run at playing time, and didn’t even get it, so I don’t think it suddenly happens this time.  In deep leagues, I’d grab him, but I wouldn’t expect him to get everyday playing time immediately.  It could happen though if he hits.

Ryan Zimmerman – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI as he moved back to 3rd base.  I’ll give him two weeks until he’s injured again.  I can’t wait!  Seriously, I want to drop him, but need a feasible reason.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI as he was activated from the DL.  Sadly, his all-out-hustle caused another collision — with his bobblehead doll.

Jordan Zimmermann – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.95.  Solid number two fantasy starter.  See, J-Z is easier to figure than what the hell Beyonce is saying with, “Surfboard.”

Ian Desmond – 2-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs and his 9th steal.  According to our Player Rater, he’s given around $15 of value.  For shortstops, that puts him around 6th overall.  He won’t catch Tulo (hopefully) or Dee Gordon (probably), but the only thing that’s lacking from his game is average and Desmond can turn his .235 average around to .255 in about two weeks.

Jhoulys Chacin – Hit the DL with a shoulder injury.  Now you can look at that team in your league with Chacin in their lineup and know without a shadow of a doubt that they are not paying attention.

Corey Dickerson – Out with a hamstring cramp.  If there was something you could put in a drink that was undetectable by taste, but gave you a hamstring cramp, Weiss put it in Dickerson’s drink.

Carlos Gonzalez – Hit off a tee.  Was he standing on Pujols’s torso when he did it?

From Around The Web

  1. Johnny Podres says:
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    Dozier Gennet or M. Carpenter ROS?

  2. Simply Fred

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    Maddon was trying to win the game. not conventional, but mcgee brought in to face heart of the order lefties in 8th. peralta couldn’t put away the bottom of the order in the 9th. mcgee will be go to next op.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unless of course he faces the heart of the order in the 8th again…

      • Simply Fred

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        @Grey: w.t.f. 8th again and back to balfour in the 9th? string him up. what a p.r.i.c.k

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I know

          • Simply Fred

            simply fred says:
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            @Grey: you knew it was going to happen again. who are you? :-)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, I know, right?

              • Simply Fred

                simply fred says:
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                @Grey: i follow your every move…you are the man!

  3. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    drop miley or mccarthy of elias?

  4. Commissioner of the Fantasy Overlord Defamation League says:
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    *Crosses fingers hoping Dozier gets mad and goes off for two weeks like he did last time you brought up his struggles*
    Haha maybe we’ll be on to something! Another solid read, Thanks Grey!

  5. Mello Yello says:
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    Oh dude, how is life better? Wrath of Khan is a freggin fantasy printing press (sorry for ONLY five innings and 9 Ks you QS Gyorkoffs!), Arrieta almost no hit my Sox…although after 110 pitches I was begging them to destroy my fantasy dominance…Wood was decent enough, G-Unit not about to eff it up like I’m sure at some point he might…and I went Taveras over Ozuna because I don’t need the lecture on what a bad person I am!…so there!! (It’s a bench bat, chill the eff out haha)

  6. Hey, I am looking at hittertron and there are 2 Trouts and Poolholes..Did they clone them selves?

    • gareth says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: rain out yesterday. Doubleheader today. You get double the trout against 2 really shitty white sox pitchers!

  7. Chin Muzic says:
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    Tavares or Betts the rest of the way?

  8. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Baby steps to the mound, baby steps to the rubber, baby steps to the check. Bob-“oh, it’s the fam!” Loved Walker and worrying about Wacha. Stash him or pick up and stash Paxton? Trying to make it tough for you. Ty

  9. C.O.C says:
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    So Grey, I asked this yesterday, and the guys that responded emphatically said “NO”, but I want to know what you think….If I need a SP, is Springer too much to give up for Arrieta? My lineup in 14 team h2h: C-salty or whatever flavor of the week
    1B-C. Davis
    2B-Walker
    3B-Arenado/Machado/Chisenhall
    SS-Castro
    OF-Braun
    OF-Springer
    OF-Polanco
    DH-Goldschmidt

    • C.O.C says:
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      @C.O.C: P.S., I would offer one of my 3B, but he’s set at 1st,3rd, and DH…..

    • @C.O.C: I would try and move Lonnie or Manny for a better SP than Jake..

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @C.O.C: u can do better then Arrieta

  10. gareth says:
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    Who to drop out of these guys to open up a streaming spot:

    Wade Davis, Joaquin benoit, Jeremy affeldt or jake petricka?

  11. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Gr8 job! Here’s hoping Jesse Hahn doesn’t revert to his sister-like doppelganger – aka Jessica Hahn! For those of you who are saying, WTH man? and who in the H is Jessica Hahn?…here you are:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessica_Hahn

    More or less, it’s ‘bla, bla, bla…guy claims to have ‘consensual’ sex…sex scandal…bla, bla, bla. Good ol’ Jessica also married the producer of ‘Married…with children’ Ron Leavitt in 1991 and remained married until his death in 2008! What a noble gesture to stick around until he died.

    On a baseball note, Walker was really effective especially his 6th and last K of the night against Castro. Walker totally blew him away with the high heat up and away. Castro couldn’t even get the bat off his shoulders let alone swing around fast enough to make contact.

    I did have something insightful to say but I forgot all about it writing about Jessica Hahn being noble and stuff. Better luck tomorrow.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  12. Steve says:
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    I’m in a league using QS-k’s-k/Bb-whip-sholds. 330 players owned. I have sonny gray and gCole and have been disappointed. Should I drop either for…Strohman, Locke, Morton, Koehler, TaiwanWalker or haren?

  13. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    The Statue of Liberty’s nose is 4 feet 6 inches long.
    Not to be out done (this ones for you Grey) Jon Nieses nose is 4 feet 8 inches long.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Prior to the Beltran-sponsored surgery, you mean

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yes i should have been more clear…although it does seem like he cheaped out…not a huge difference

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

    • Cram It says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: That might be your first Fact with an F of the day that I actually believe.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Cram It: Become a believer there all real

  14. I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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    Nice write-up Grey, I officially like my mornings at work thanks to Razzball, couple questions:
    1. Is it time to drop Allen Craig? Hasnt done shizz and I just traded Jake Arrieta (thanks btw) for Bryce and have Morneau at 1B so no need for him, just hurts that I drafted the bum in the 6th round!!
    2. Miller time over Segura?, also have Hardy.
    Thanks

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @I Be Teheran It Up!: If you were able to trade Arrieta for Bryce…maybe you can move Craig for Adam Jones lol

      • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: @Malicious Phenom: He also got Iwakuma from me to soften the deal… Thoughts on Allen Craig and losing playing time to Taveras?

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @I Be Teheran It Up!: I dont think he’ll lose much at least right now

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @I Be Teheran It Up!: Id take Miller over Hardy…Love you B-Rad

      • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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        @Grey: Honestly what is your infatuation with Segura? Lol I think Hardy has more upside, but I will continue to hold since you gave me a glimpse of hope with the Buy Segura article last week. :-)

  15. Arrieta twirled another gem last night and still available on waivers in my 10 team league. Should I drop Heaney, Ventura, Ervin Santana, Gerrit Cole. or Taijuan Walker to pick him up? Thanks. U da man!

  16. I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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    *Jed Lowrie also available

  17. Clint says:
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    I’m in first place and have been offered this deal in my 5 keeper, 12 team roto league from a last place team:

    I give Pujols, Machado, G. Polanco, and Cobb
    I get Sandoval, Gardner, and Bumgarner

    It should give me the following 2015 keeper options as well as this year’s gains in average, sb’s, era, & whip to maintain the lead in the 2nd half, right? Desmond, Harvey, Rizzo, D. Gordon, A. Jones, Scherzer, and/or Bumgarner.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Clint: Not Good

      • Clint says:
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        @JeF With 1 F:

        What about pairing it down by taking Machado or Polanco out of the equation?

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Clint: I would do polanco and cobb for bum….if he likes polanco a lot then try to get him to add gardner…but polanco and cobb for Bum is fair

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Clint: don’t move polonco in a keeper! Absolutely NOT

  18. Donald Trump says:
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    Obligatory Trump post….
    Arrietta, the new shizz.

  19. asdfasdf says:
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    What do you think of Werth this season? Someone dropped him and I can drop JD Martinez or Santiago Casilla for him. Thanks a lot!

      • asdfasdf says:
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        @Grey: OK, thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  20. Jordan73 says:
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    Finally dumped Zimmerman to activate Harper, now I’m ready to cut Kipnis before he hits his second half skid (can he actually get worse after the ASB this season?). How would you rank these available options: Mercer, Harrison, Miller, LaMahieu.

  21. The Strolg says:
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    King Rajai had a WAGS and LEGS!

  22. Dan says:
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    Hey Grey, don’t you think that evaluation of Pearce is a little harsh? Granted these numbers are not sustainable but I can easily see a useful player rest of season. Sure he’s 31, but there should be something said about a guy who has found success with a changed swing and approach. He’s working with the same hitting coach who helped turn Chris Davis around. Check out the tape, both swings are very similar now. Just my two cents. Don’t think we should dismiss so quickly.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Dan: There is something that can be said for that….Sell High

      • Donald Trump says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: there is no “sell high” for Pearce is a competitive league. He isn’t worth anything to anyone not holding him. But hey, new swing for a guy with a career .497 slg in AAA, .522 slg in his minor league career. Might have some underlying talent, enuf to have a useful season hitting 2nd for the O’s.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Donald Trump: Sell High was a joke.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Donald Trump: In other words…it wont last

          • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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            @JeF With 1 F:Colabello, J.D.Mart now Pearce nothing like lemonade in the summer.

  23. Xavier says:
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    Is D. Jennings finally droppable for someone like Cron?

    What do you think of Harper ROS? As someone who drafted and held on to him, should I try and get an upper tier pitcher like Sale/Price and hedge my bets?

    • Grey

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      @Xavier: I’d hold Jennings, trade Harper if you need something, don’t like trading for upper tier pitching with upper tier hitting…

      • Xavier says:
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        @Grey: I agree. I have a glut of OFs and my pitching is weak, so that’s what I was going for with Harper.

  24. Charles says:
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    If no DL slot and 5 bench spots, are you dropping Gattis or waiting for a definitive timetable?

  25. RUMOR MILL:

    Seems Jake Arrieta maybe using ‘something’ for the shoulder pain he had back in the Spring. Seems he made a call to FATolo…No real facts yet but my team of ‘perts’ in Chi town are keeping me posted…

  26. JeF With 1 F says:
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    B-RAD
    Love you Boo

  27. New leaf says:
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    I think the 40/40 dozier crowd is just happy if he gives them anything, since I’m sure he was Gyorkos replacement in more than a few razzballian leagues.

    • Pablo says:
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      @New leaf: Did someone give you my ESPN league password?

  28. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey.. Should I drop Andrew Heaney or Cosart?? I need a batter

      • Frank White says:
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        Pickup LaRoche or Steve Pearce??

        • Frank White says:
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          Well I have no batters on the bench and I have a horrible record so I NEED to win. The reason why I was gonna grab a batter is because Wright is hurt this week till at least Friday. Is it worth losing an add for the week for a batter for a couple games or should I use it to stream pitchers??

          • Frank White says:
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            Thnx

  29. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I hate when this happens in a league. I have these OFs …

    Billy Hamilton
    Hunter Pence
    Jay Bruce
    Ryan Braun
    Starling Marte

    … and Alex Gordon just hit the wire.

    I really can’t add another OF, so is there a drop to be made from the above list?

    I don’t think so, but I have to ask.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • @Mike: wow, somebody cut Gordon, but he is not for you, hold what you have.

      • Mike says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Yes, I don’t get it. I looked at his team and that was his most consistent OF. He is in last place, so he must be trying to shake it up. A head scratcher.

        • @Mike: A guy in my 5×5 roto league, who I traded Jeered Weaver to, cut him a few days later!?!? Another head scrather…

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @Mike: I call them drink n drops.

    • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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      @Mike: Honestly I would take Gordon over Marte

  30. Jon says:
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    Sit/start:

    Kuroda vs TB
    Porcello vs OAK

    SON is pretty meh about both. How is everyone feeling running either of them out there today?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Jon: 1. Start….. 2. Sit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: I’d start Kuroda

  31. papasmurf says:
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    Genghis hahn!

    In two starts he already leads my sps in june wins!

  32. danny almonte says:
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    Seems like the fall of dozier is real….

    Him or Zobrist ROS?

    A lot of Zorilla trade rumors, his value probably would go up if not stay same imo

  33. Matty says:
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    Thought I had had a killer night of pitching; Hahn, Arrieta, Anibal, and Kluber.
    Forgot about Doolittle.
    Why can’t I have nice things?

  34. Chon says:
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    Latos for Machado. Fair?

  35. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    When most fantasy experts said Billy Hamilton would league the lead in steals by a wide margin I thought those experts meant steals steals and not caught stealing steals. Dude had his 12th caught stealing last night. That’s 12 CSs in 46 steal attempts or a 26.08695652173913%* caught stealing rate.

    *I did this in my head while using an online percentage calculator.

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: Then again he has exceeded expectations everywhere else so what the hell am I complaining about. Seriously!!

    • james says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse:

      75% is still acceptable for a sb%, but he will get less green lights if he does not imporve. You get the green all the time if you can do 80%, and get it most of hte time above 75%, below that it becomes a gamble

      He is young, and i think he just needs to learn to read pitchers a little better, or simply pick his spots better… ie do not run against every pitcher/catcher, some are quick to the plate with a catcher with a cannon, even Barry Allen would struggle to steal bases.

  36. stantonovation says:
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    puig zobrist OR Freeman marte?

  37. Nico

    XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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    Grey! Top o’ the mornin! I’m still bugging the Cano owner, but I’ve climbed out of 10th, to 9th. Woop. 10 team 6×5. I propose to give up:

    Springer/Pooholes/R Zimm/Hill for Cano/Harper/Jansen

    I have A-Gon and Arenado to replace Pooh and Zimm, Cano will replace Hill, and Harper will replace my G-Spring. Jansen can catch me up in the saves dept, but I’m really just looking for a consistent, low-ERA RP. This is an all upside trade for me basically. I know Harper is an injury risk tho… Do you think it’s the right blockbuster move to get me moving up in the standings?

    Happy Canada Day… Not! Arrest Nick of Treason! That’s a beheading in GoT!

  38. Five-On-One says:
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    Need someone at U for this week – options are Dyson, LeMahieu, Dominguez, Infante, JJones, Saunders, Joyce, LoMo, JJHardy, Kiermaier, Arcia. I ain’t too excited about any of them.

  39. Fireball Feliz says:
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    New streaming strategy: Stream anyone and everyone who is facing Sloppy Joe Saunders. the Colonel needs to go back to fryin chickens

  40. james says:
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    who would you rather own in a dynasty 5×5 h2h-

    Dickerson or Arrieta

  41. stonepie says:
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    so i finally cut segura… i have betts for now but alcidies, aybar and rollins are all on the wire. i could use the steals so escobar makes since however i noticed aybar hits 5th! in the angels lineup. hard to imagine him not getting a ton of runs/rbis in that spot.

    • @stonepie: if you need steals so bad you should have kept Jean…Segura always plays great after coming back from an injury..

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        @Malicious Phenom: @Malicious Phenom: i think rollins and escobar will steal similar amounts, if not more in alcidies case, bags the rest of the way. rollins offers more power, alcidies some more average/steals, and aybar could have the best all around numbers out of the group.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @stonepie: I would have held segura but out of that group im going with Alcides

  42. tank1 says:
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    Trade Charlie Blackmon for either B. Moss or J. Bruce? Looking for a power upgrade. Thanks.

  43. jdf21 says:
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    Thoughts on Domingo Santana arriving for Astros?

    • @jdf21: “Domingo still has some developing in Triple A from our perspective,” general manager Jeff Luhnow said. “The profile doesn’t really fit what we need right now. Because Santana is already on the 40-man roster, a September call-up is particularly plausible.

      • jdf21 says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Umm….He’s getting called up today.

      • Kid A says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: If you’re gonna just rip quotes, at least try and make them helpful – and accurate even – as Domingo is joining the team today. Or actually offer up some personalized analysis.

        Maybe something like this:

        Domingo is heavy power with a little bit of speed (13 HR/5 SB in 84 Games), but is also sporting a strikeout rate of about 28%. He has been hitting .305 on a very inflated .400 BABIP, so he could be a liability in the AVG department if he starts trending downward. He enters an ascendant Astros lineup, and if he starts shelling, could quickly find himself in the 5 hole between Singleton and Castro.

        A proviso: guy is 6’5″/230, which is a huge slab of meat and a big strike zone for pitchers to peck away at. If word gets out on a hole in his swing, things will get ugly right quick.

        Depending on league depth, needs, and bench space he is worth a flier. I grabbed him in all leagues 12-team and higher where I was looking for power and felt I could absorb a hit on AVG.

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          @Kid A: Thanks!

        • james says:
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          @Kid A:

          At first i thought you were going to rip him for an old quote… then one of the better analysis of a prospect I have seen.

          i would add that the astros have the ability to break out at any point. Last season it was hard to get excited about players there with only Altuve and Castro as the only real major league bats in the lineup. Now the team has Altuve, Castro, Singleton, Springer, Fowler, and some supplemental peices. This is not a top 10 hitting team, but not the mess it was last year (and really most of hte past decade). Realistically it means that prospects will not get called up to hit in the heart of the order anymore, but the bottom of that order is actually better than the heart of the order 2 years ago.

        • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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          @Kid A: good insight Kid, thanks

        • @Kid A: Hey when I saw the quote it was before this one..

          Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports that the Astros are calling up prospect outfielder Domingo Santana.
          The Astros are also expected to call up infielder Enrique Hernandez and left-handed reliever Kevin Chapman. Santana, who was acquired from the Phillies in the Hunter Pence deal in 2011, is batting .304/.383/.502 with 13 home runs and 52 RBI over 84 games this season with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Strikeouts are an issue for the 21-year-old, but he has some pop in his bat. He should be worth owning in AL-only leagues and might be worth a try in deeper mixed formats.

    • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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      @jdf21: TODAY! Is he worth a pickup anyone?

      • @I Be Teheran It Up!: He should be worth owning in AL-only leagues and might be worth a try in deeper mixed formats.

        I would if you got room, I don’t but if he starts hitting bomb after bomb i will find a place.

        Sometime ‘a lesser prospect’ will do just as good as a top prospect…

  44. jamesshelleds says:
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    james shields has been very average as of late. is he a sit against Minnesota until he turns things around?

    also. would you trade choo or alex gordon for daniel murphey, or just roll will scooter at 2b

      • jamesshelleds says:
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        @Grey: thank you. shields you better not dissapoint, i want your april back

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  45. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Damn Kipnis is frustrating!! Any hope for upside? Or was last season a fluke

    • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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      @Greys #1 Fan: I hear ya… Im losing patience, I was gonna grab Scooter and drop him but someone beat me to it

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Greys #1 Fan: i just traded Kip and craig for upton….although i dont think kip is as good as he was last year i also dont think hes this bad.

      • james says:
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        @JeF With 1 F:

        Kipnis never was viewed as an elite prospect, and his flaws are becoming more clear. I think the cieling is what he has already done, and realistically it is Kinsler on a bad year (250 20hr 15sb)

        • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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          @james: Damn dont say that! U hurt my feelings, i traded away Kazmir and Morse for Kipnis earlier this year, not too many good options out ther tho since Scooter was scooped up. Riding Rendon at 2nd all year!!! Eff it!

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @james: Agreed

          • james says:
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            @JeF With 1 F:

            Also want to add a general statement about 2b prospects-

            No one is a 2b prospect playing 2b… or at least almost no one. 2b is a dangerous position, and guys get hurt there all the time. the normal progression is something like this…
            Guy plays SS for the first few seasons in the minors. A SS in the pros is blocking him. The prospect plays a half a year to a year at 2nd in the minors, gets called up to play 2nd. Normally the prospect is considered a SS prospect the whole time.

            Look at Baez as a prime example- SS prospect, played 2 weeks of spring training at 2b and the team was considering using him out of spring training at 2b. Alcantara is another good example in the same system, a SS for the longest time, only moved to 2b since it is clear that either castro or Baez is the SS of the future.

            NEVER BUY 2b Prospects that have been there since day 1. If they are there without a clear blockage in the system, there is something wrong (Schoop is another good example, SS that was moved to 2nd for Machado, even though Machado got moved off SS too).

            The other path that seems like the new thing to do is to draft undersized OF prospects, and see if they can figure out 2b. Ackley did this, and the Os tried doing it with LJ Hoes. It is harder than it looks. ss is a similar position to 2b (at least you know what your double play partner is doing). An OF has nothing to do with the double play mechanics, so it is a whole new thing for them. I am sure it has worked, since teams keep trying to do it, but i cannot remember seeing it work.

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              @james: Except you are completely missing one important part of this process. SS is an extremely hard position to play in the majors, and very few people can do it while playing at least average defense there. 90% of the SS prospects in the low minors will end up at 2B/3B/OF by the time they hit AA. Guys like Schoop, Alcantara moved off of SS because they either didn’t have the arm for Short, or didn’t have the athleticism to stay at the position long-term. If they are an important enough prospect they won’t move positions because of a blockage in the majors until they are ready to come up and it’s absolutely necessary. But really the biggest reason they move off SS is because they aren’t any good at playing SS. Miguel Cabrera came up as a SS… that should tell you right there all you need to know.

  46. I Am The Liquor says:
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    Let it be known that Cano homered in back to back games!

  47. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    Someone dropped Colon. Drop Lackey or Chavez for him?

  48. R says:
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    H2H 5×5 keeper league. Sitting in 9th out of 10th but top 6 make playoffs and only 2.5 games out.

    Pitching has kept me in range with a staff of Kershaw, Baumgartner, Sale, Teheran, and Gio.

    I just traded Kershaw($55) and Gio($11) for Goldschmidt($8), Andrus($17), and Tyson Ross($1). Dollar values are associated with auction value when originally drafted b/c you can keep players 3 years at draft price.

    Would like your take on the deal. Did I give away my only advantage in a H2H weekly league or did I diversify and still have enough pitching to compete? My lineup now looks like this:

    C – Rosario
    1- Goldy
    2- Brad Miller
    3- Frazier
    SS- Andrus
    OF- Adam Jones
    OF- Harper
    OF- Choo
    UTL- Khris Davis

    (B) – Lonnie, Tex, Rollins

    SP- Bum
    SP- Sale
    RP-Melancon
    RP-Romo (Qualls)
    SP- Teheran
    SP- Ross
    SP- Linceum

    What moves should I make from here?

    • james says:
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      @R:

      You should have enough to compete. SP at best grabs you 4 categories, and weeks when Kershaw only has 1 start, he is not a huge deal. SP are only h2h game breakers about half hte time, and then only in 4 categories. Goldy is elite in 5 categories, and plays enough every week.

      The reality is sitting in 9th you need to start winning weeks, not just surviving weeks. This gives you a better chance to win weeks.

      BTW, I think the times when Ross is at home, he is almost as good as kershaw… away it is a very different story.

  49. Derrick says:
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    Start Lincecum today at home against StL?

    • sniff test says:
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      @Derrick: Cards can’t hit right now. I would give it a shot if you are streaming.

    • @Derrick: I wouldn’t. It’s anecdotal, but pitchers not named Kershaw usually struggle after a on-no — I think it drains them. And after Lincecum’s no hitter last year he imploded in his next start. I’d be nervous unless I really needed the innings.

  50. Charles says:
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    12 team points league. Betts or A. Escobar to backup Hanley who keeps taking days off.

    • james says:
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      @Charles:

      If you would be happy with escobar’s production so far. What you see is what you get (he is playing a little better than normal, but i think his production is about where everyone pegged him).

      Betts is a gamble. He was a beast in the minors. Guy has 15 hr and 40sb ability, but we see guys like that all the time, and most fall apart. He has a few things working against him right now.
      1. He is an Inf. He is a 2b (likley there since Xander has been known to be the obvious road block at ss for a long time). He has less than a dozen games in the OF. So he is learning a new position in the big leagues.
      2. the Sox are a big spending team. The team may choose to make a trade rather than play a rookie out of position. There have been STanton and Kemp rumors for a long time. I could see Crawford happening again. If the price is right for a mediocre OF bat, we could see a trade and Betts back in the minors.
      3. i simply do not trust 2b prospects. On top of that Betts was not considered a big time prospect till this year. so his track record of success is limited.
      4. He had a huge BABIP in the minors this season, so he could regress and have growing pains in the majors. It could get rough.

      I would go with Escobar this season, but I could be totally wrong on betts (well what i said… i added him in one of my 3 leagues… just in case I am wrong)

  51. Jay

    Jay says:
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    Naw, no time to play catch. Too busy massaging Gyorko’s right leg.

  52. TheOne says:
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    Guys dont listen to this dude on Danny Duffy and pick him up and enjoy him as one of your back end rotation guys. All the hate about his ” peripherals ” but sometimes those numbers can lie. This dude is a former 96 overall pick who has been throwing some SERIOUS heat ever since he came back from TJ and may I add he’s a lefty. His BB/9 this yr is at 3.59 and his K/9 6.81 but before his arm started to wear down he was a K artist in the minors and had pretty good control( ’08, ’09) and he keeps ball in the ball park. Who is to say his K/9 can’t go up and his BB/9 go down?? I know the hate comes from his .218 BABIP but would it be that hard to see him finish the season with a BABIP in the .250s or under the way that Cashner, Ervin, Arroyo, Tillman, Feldman, Mig Gonzo, J. Parker, Griffin, and Travis Wood did last season??? Plus if his BABIP does go up but his K/9 does as well and his BB/9 goes down it, the regression won be that bad. Also, his time spent in the bullpen has probably taught him a thing or two on keeping that strand rate at a decent #.
    He’s been a back end rotation guy who I’ve started only against teams who are bad against LHP and hes given me a 1.84 era so far thru 24 innings. Keep starting him and his 98 mph Fastball against teams who are weak against LHP and enjoy. Don’t leave this guy in FA because this Gray guys keeps on hating. Get your fantasy game up brah

    • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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      @TheOne: Hey hey, hey, Grey knows his stuff!!… Love me some Grey, but Im starting Duffy with confidence also. My league is super competitive and I would hate for Duffy to succeed on another team but mine, and yeah if u play the matchups right Duffy can be useful.

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @TheOne: I will follow “this Gray guy” through the gates of hell where we will throw Danny Duffy upon the burning pyres, drag him out, piss on him to put the fire out, take a dump on his chest to create a fuel source, and throw him in again.

      But, yeah, I’m starting Duffy at Cleveland on Sunday. That K/BB though – in our league that counts it – is, shall we say, brutal and does portend dangerous dealings.

      • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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        @Moronymous Lohse: Man u had me dying over here… Funny stuff!

      • TheOne says:
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        @Moronymous Lohse: lmao wtf. He is allowing what 6 hits per 9 which is great. If you watch him pitch he is pitching effectively wild. The minute his BB/9 improves( im a believer) then his BABIP will eventually go up as he’ll be pitching more in the zone. This is going to be a case of “you give some to get some”. His h/9 will go up forcing his babip to go up but his BB/9 and K/9 will go up. At this point in the season this is the type of SP floating around that will seperate you from the rest here on out if you use him correctly. Belieb!!

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @TheOne: I should listen to some twihard who uses the word “brah” instead? Yeah….Ok

      Go ahead, grab Duffy BRAH

      • TheOne says:
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        @Bye Felicia: well i actually have and killing it. You my friend need to think more and stop following so much

  53. sniff test says:
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    Evereth was dropped in my league. Is he worth a waiver claim in the place of a Brad Miller or Danny Santana type?

    • james says:
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      @sniff test:

      the steriod suspension looks like it has zapped him. his base stealing has always been great, but i think he has lost a quarter of a step, not enough to hurt his SB production, but enough to keep some of those yakkers from working out.

      His BA before last year was a mess, so the half season last year (or 2/3 of a season) is his only track record of hitting for a decent average.

      I would take a gamble on Cabrera over the other two, but understand he is not much of a better gamble.

    • @sniff test: I’d rather have Miller. But if you need speed, sure.

  54. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, Is Dozier still top 5 2B in your eyes? Thanks.

    • Grey

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      @Wilson: Probably around 5, yeah

  55. Bobby Nice says:
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    I’ve got Gennett at 2B and I”m looking to upgrade. I have both Polanco and Springer, who were in the sell column lately. What can I expect to get in return for both or 1 and an SP? I was thinking Kipnis, but not so much anymore… Maybe 2B just sucks this year, even if you’ve got Cano.

    • james says:
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      @Bobby Nice:

      2b is a mess…. reminds me why Biggio should be in the Hall… 2b is always a mess. We had it good back in the day with Biggio, Alomar and Kent. Those were the golden days, when a fantasy draft would see 2 2b (biggio and Alomar), and 2 catchers (piazza and pudge) go in the first round. No one was afraid of taking SP early, Johnson, Pedro and Brown were all first rounders.

      I feel old. no more trips down memory lane for me. Realizing the guys who were first round talents when you started playing fantasy baseball are now all in the HoF… that is an eye opener.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobby Nice: For both? It’s too much… Sell one for an upgrade… Both are worth more than any 2B

  56. SteveThePirate says:
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    Start both Hutchison vs Milwaukee and Porcello vs Oakland today?

      • SteveThePirate says:
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        @Grey: well that backfired almost immediately.

        • Grey

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          Damn

          • SteveThePirate says:
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            @Grey: Probably should’ve taken that risk, but I’m matched up with #1 in the league. Oh well, thanks for the help mate

            • Grey

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              No problem, sorry it didn’t work out

  57. Yager says:
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    Ha! My name is Josh…. I don’t know if it is funny or tragic that the first name that comes to your mind for crazy man defacating in his pants is my own. You did just blow my mind sir…. Touche

  58. Burt Macklin says:
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    Wade Davis or Luke Gregerson?

    Start Lincecum today vs the Cardinals? (SON says 9.9)

    Is Bigfoot real?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Burt Macklin: Davis..No..and yes but he also goes by the name Bartolo

      • james says:
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        @JeF With 1 F:

        Wade- better pitcher this season. Track record is hard to really discuss since he was a SP for so long, and there is not much there as a releiver. Slim chance of getting saves this season.

        Gregerson- great releiver, pretty long history of success as a releiver. What you see this year, is pretty status quo for the guy. Doolittle is struggling, so we could see a saves. Also plays for a cash strapped team, so we could see him traded any minute for prospects (the As have done it in the past).

        I would take gregerson praying for a chance at saves in the next two weeks, Then if he is not closing, re-evaluate who I want. in 2 weeks Bastardo or some other set up guy on a terrible team may be a better bet.

  59. DancinHomer says:
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    was gonna try to write my question backwards in homage to your Memento reference, but I confused myself & now have a headache, so I’ll go back to normal:

    Skaggs – worth picking up in a 12-team redraft league (6×6 w/QS). current roster:

    c: Gomes
    1b: Rizzo
    2b: Dee Gordon
    ss: Segura
    3b: Longo
    if: Pujols
    OF: Trout, Joey Bats, Polanco
    Utl: Springer
    Bn: Taveras, Rajai, Betts, Singleton

    SP: Tanaka, Grey, Bailey, Cobb, Ventura, Walker, Wheeler, Bauer, Peralta, Heaney
    RP: Perkins, Allen
    DL: Liriano

    I’ve been trying to trade a bat for either a SP or closer, but this league seems to be allergic to trading.

    thoughts?

  60. Spring Blake says:
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    Alright, bit of a weird question. H2H Categories keep everyone + 10 minor slots, need to deal with the villar demotion, is he worth keeping around in one of the slots?

    I could pick up someone off wavers (Jeter, Crawford), switch him with gregorious (in minors), or drop a minors player (Brian Flynn or Taylor Jordan most likely) to clear space for him.

    Or I could just drop him outright. Think he’s worth holding onto for now?

    Thanks Grey!

      • james says:
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        @JeF With 1 F:

        I think he is better than Flynn or Jordan. So i would at least hold onto him in some capacity. i would gamble on Jeter for the rest of the year. The farewell tour means regular at bats, and worst case he hits for a solid average and not much else like the past few season.

        • Spring Blake says:
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          @james: Thanks dudes, dropped Jordan held Villar grabbed Jeter.

  61. Jason says:
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    which guy you rollin with for the season going forward?

    Choo, Rios, Heyward, B-ham?

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Jason: man crush on B.Ham

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: looking at options for moving Kipnis.

        these are the OFers that the guy is making available.

        I have carpenter or zobrist to slide into 2B if moved.

        my OF is stanton, gordon, k.davis, polanco.

  62. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Don’t look now – Manny Ramirez had three hits including a homerun at AAA Iowa* last night. Really – don’t look. Now or ever.

    In the same game Kris Bryant had his 28th homer – a grand slam.

    *Cubs affiliate

  63. your mom says:
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    Hey! In a 20 team 5×5 h2h keeper league, is trading bruce and freese for b. hamilton and asche ok? my ofs are bruce, j. upton and gardner.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @your mom: My mom’s league is a 18-team keeper, so I know you’re not her…. I’d take Hamilton if I needed SBs

  64. Filkarri says:
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    SoN likes Ian Kennedy again, but he has not been very good recently outside of strikeouts. Should I really be rolling him out there? My ratios can’t take this abuse much longer!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Filkarri: I wouldn’t sit him if I owned him, also wouldn’t own him

      • Filkarri says:
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        @Grey: would you replace him with Duffy or Alvarez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Alvarez

  65. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Despite your orders I dropped Segura for Aybar…Aybar or B.Miller who is responsible for my losing record when he was a dry turd …for ROS ,points league.

  66. Steve D. says:
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    ROS projections on Kevin Kiermaier? Worth a short-term look?

  67. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    Thinking of offering my Andrus/Trumbo for his Desmond/JoeSmith. I need a closer and Andrus isnt doing anything, and his caught-stealing rate is somewhat alarming. Fair deal?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Zook’s Pest Control: If you need a closer i wouldnt go after smith…who knows how long he holds down that job

      • Zook's Pest Control says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Grilli seems lost. I have a feeling he has decent chance to keep it. But I suppose I could ask for Chapman or Soriano first, but have a feeling he’d decline that.

          • Zook's Pest Control says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: so trumbo/andrus for des/smith… DONT DO IT?

  68. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 (OPS), give Brad Miller for Arenado? I have E5 at 3B so Arenado would be in the mix at Util with LaRoche (and Kipnis once he heats up), and I’d have to pick up a new SS–Hardy, Asdrubal, Santana when he comes off the DL… I do like that the Rockies have more home games left than just about anyone.

    Or what about countering with something bigger, like Miller (the guy needs a 2B and likes Miller), either Mesoraco or C. Santana (he also needs a C and was asking about them), and either Springer or Moss for Giancarlo and Arenado?

  69. Wilsonian says:
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    Someone stop me from dropping Rosario for Zunino. Please…

  70. Awesome Auger says:
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    Let’s not forget Maddon is the Son of Sciosciapath

  71. Rob says:
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    12 team 5×5. Currently have all available offensive points but pitching sucks, except saves. Thinking of going with high K middle relievers to gain points in WHIP & ERA.

    a) Sound strategy?
    b) Any suggestions? Already have Betances. Clippard, Benoit, Andrew Miller seem to be the best options available.

    • james says:
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      @Rob:

      Clippard is starting to look over used. So i would worry about either his work load declining or a melt down. There are enough good arms in Washington, that i think a work load decrease is more likely.

      I would also sort the RP my last years stats. Most of these guys are only at 30-40ip right now, so one or two bad outings could destory their ratios this year. So guys who were elite last year would be a nice pick up if you can identify that they simply had 2 melt downs in the past year and half, both just happen to have been this seaosn

  72. Booney's Wheelhouse says:
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    14 team league, head to head: Pick 2 for Utility spot fill in Segura @ toronto vs. D. Hutchison, Khris Davis @ toronto vs. D. Hutchison, or Alex Gordon @ minnesota vs. R. Nolasco?

    And…
    …. would you accept Kyle Seager (33runs, 81 hits, 12slams, 55ribs, 4steals, .274) if he was offered for your Eric Aybar (40runs, 85 hits, 6slams, 41ribs, 8steals, .286avg). It seems to be a wash if you ask me. I have Arenado coming off the DL while C. Gilespie stagnantly occupies my 3B. Segura as my other SS which as been, to say, somewhat dissapointing this year given the Brewers current track record of hitting the ball and winning.

    • Booney's Wheelhouse says:
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      @Booney’s Wheelhouse: Thank you for your time Grey/Mike and I look forward to the Mariners making the playoffs!!

  73. Aero says:
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    10 team league, H2H. Without a timetable for return on Gattis’ bulging disk (!), is he the drop for another catcher? Seems like Werth, Gordon, and Springer are playing replacement level ball, though. “Notable” catchers on the wire are Yan “can cook” Gomes, Ramos, Castro, Zunino, Jaso, d’Arnaud.
    C Evan Gattis
    1B Jose Abreu
    2B Chase Utley
    3B Miguel Cabrera
    SS Alcides Escobar
    OF Bryce Harper
    OF Jose Bautista
    OF Gregory Polanco
    UTIL Albert Pujols
    Bench Alex Gordon
    Bench Jean Segura
    Bench George Springer
    Bench Joey Votto
    Bench Jason Werth
    SP Alex Cobb
    SP Julio Teheran
    SP Sonny Gray
    SP Mat Latos
    SP Zach Britton
    RP Cody Allen
    RP Rafael Soriano
    Bench Dallas Keuchel
    Bench Taijuan Walker
    Bench Scott Kazmir

  74. Donald Trump says:
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    Speaking of Memento, I watched it on Youtube in “forward” form, as opposed to the “reverse form” that it was released it. Still very good in forward form.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Donald Trump: Seriously? That sounds interesting, might have to check that out

  75. J-FOH says:
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    Madden was the bench coach for scioscia. Do you see? Stupidity breeds stupidity. Psychopaths make mad men….

    • @J-FOH: BUT, they have both been to the World Series..Nothing like a crazy man to mange your team to championships..HA

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Sometimes teams outplay poor managing. Where have you gone Ozzie Guillen ?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Toe Knee Arm Ass: so what you’re saying is the Nationals have a chance?

          (I agree with you)

  76. so after I post he is not coming up..Here he comes:

    Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports that the Astros are calling up prospect outfielder Domingo Santana.
    The Astros are also expected to call up infielder Enrique Hernandez and left-handed reliever Kevin Chapman. Santana, who was acquired from the Phillies in the Hunter Pence deal in 2011, is batting .304/.383/.502 with 13 home runs and 52 RBI over 84 games this season with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Strikeouts are an issue for the 21-year-old, but he has some pop in his bat. He should be worth owning in AL-only leagues and might be worth a try in deeper mixed formats.

  77. K. Loggins says:
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    Cody Allen or Keuchel?

  78. Carnac says:
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    Brad Miller, the champagne of middle infidels!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Carnac: good for a HOT day….I mean streak but goes flat really fast.

      • Carnac says:
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        Miller High Life looks like pee and Brad Miller gave me golden April showers.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Carnac: that’s funny I once got a golden shower from a girl named April but I was passed out on a lawn and she really had to go.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @J-FOH: Don’t fill Miller with your hate, please

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: I love Miller, I used to work across the street from the brewery off the 210. Back in the days when men were men and drank a beer because it was cold and got you drunk after a lot of it. Not this new fancy crowd that talks about the “notes” and their beer ratings. They talk about their beer like they are talking about wine. It’s beer, you shouldn’t be drinking beer to talk about the beer. Drink your beer and talk about sports or telling stories where you exaggerate the truth.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            People take notes about beer?

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: that and the flavor notes but I think you know what I’m talking about. I’m just covering incase that 120 degree weather has got to you yet.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I remember when men only talked of cozies.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: I go to bars where people leave their cozies for when they come in.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Like a coat check with cozies? Awesome!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: exactly!… and they say funny things like Female Body Inspector and Keep on Truckin.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And they have weird stories about before they quit hardcore drugs?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: they tell me stories that always references the grateful dead’s truckin, “do you know that when they sing the line Livin’ on reds, vitamin C, and cocaine they are talking about me….that’s me they are talking about…MEEE!” *said in slurred voice*

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And actually know what trucker speed is?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: gotta love those mini thins

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @J-FOH: @Grey: C’mon, man. Miller is effing terrible.

              Tastes like it’s been consumed already…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                HA!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @J-FOH: Damn you…ive been building his confidence for weeks now…and you go and do this!!

  79. Dusty Baker says:
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    was just offered trade – in NL Only 5×5 Roto —– I need K’s ——– Trade is this I get Asche and Strassburg give Votto and Heyward ——-I can move Howard to 1b, and R Zimmerman to open OF spot ,and put Asche in C I -Giving me 10 Pitchers, which in this league UTIL is a Flex spot for bat or extra P ——–I am thinking to pull the trade ONLY if I get his waiver option which is number one pick this week, and take Taveras, and drop one of my lesser SPs like Chase Anderson , and put Taveras in my UTL spot — should I pull the trigger on this one ?

  80. Carnac says:
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    Baffling how Maddon spends so much time trying to optimize his batting order for each game but is so stubborn about the bullpen. You’d think (I’d think) he’d be predisposed to a complicated matchups committee or something.

  81. Jason says:
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    Grey let me know your thoughts on two moves:

    1. 10 tm h2h 5 keeper traded Strasburg, Teheran, and Harvay for Felix, Freeman, Carpenter and a 9th rd pick.

    2. 16 tm 8 keeper, we have to keep 2 pitchers. This was more a move made out of boredom and self-hatred I moved heyward for Yordano. I just soo tired of heyward. still ahvea a core of Goldy, Trout, Segura, machado, and this year adding in Brantley. I had to acquire all my pitchers this year so I wasa ble to get Sonny Gray, Gerrit cole and now Ventura.

    Thanks for your time man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: 1. Good 2, Cool

  82. Pablo says:
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    Yordano > Stroman > Walker, Taijuan Ranger > Heaney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pablo: Yordano, Walker, Stroman

  83. Do you think Bastardo will be closer in a month still?

    Please rank Scooter, Brad Mill and DUda ROS………..THanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kR Express: Decent chance of it…. Miller, Duda

  84. MF Flume says:
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    In a vacuum, Hamels for Longoria?

  85. The_Red_Mist says:
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    Scooter? Or Kipnis?

  86. George Bell says:
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    Rios and Bumgarner for Dickerson, Tavares and Hudson for 5×5 roto? OF after trade would be Bruce, Rios, Marte, Brantley, Betts. Too light on power?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @George Bell: are you getting Rios and Bum? Then yes, by all means, do it.

      • George Bell says:
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        @Wilsonian: I’d be getting Rios. I am slipping in HR/RBI as Kipnis Goldy Rosario and Bruce are slacking

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @George Bell: Yeah, I’d take that deal for sure.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @George Bell: yes if you’re getting rios side

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @George Bell: yes if you’re getting rios side

  87. SMLV1 says:
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    BENCH 2 –

    (38) Moss @DET facing Porcello
    (59) Springer @Home facing Iwakuma
    (61) Rizzo @BOS facing Buchholz
    (130) Rios @BAL facing McFarland (Lefty)
    (207) Choo @BAL facing McFarland (Lefty)
    (213) Polanco @Home facing Miley (Lefty)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SMLV1: You should really just trade them

      • SMLV1 says:
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        @Grey: Im Deff gonna try, Tired of seeing no stats next to them daily. Been just hoping for a turn around. You don’t think they will get hot after the break?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re still gonna have too many OFs

          • SMLV1 says:
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            @Grey: Rios and Polanco next 2 to trade? or Rios Springer?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Depends what you can get

        • SMLV1 says:
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          @SMLV1: I forgot I did trade Choo and Wright for Puig and Sandoval…Just waiting on it to go thru.

          Now to get rid of Rios…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            That’s a start

  88. FillyP says:
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    Yo. 12t 7×7 H2H keeper (OBP/XBH + QS/IP)

    Villar’s demotion means I need to pick up an MI.. here are my options: Harrison, Crawford, LeMahieu, La Stella, Forsythe, Callaspo, Suarez, Rutledge, Cozart..

    Danke.

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        Is Marwin Gonzalez worth a look in the absence of Villar? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not in most leagues

  89. Cutch's Dreads says:
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    Drop Heaney for Betts?

    Gracias!

  90. TJ says:
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    Which side for ROS?

    Verlander/Teheran or Strasburg/Samardzja?

    Leaning Teheran side (my side), but I kind of would like to get rid of Verlander just in case he doesn’t return back to form.. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ: Strasburg, it’s fairish

  91. The_Red_Mist says:
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    Looking for my 3rd OF, I have Harper and Pence for my first 2 slots. My league has strange stats. Hits, RBIs HRs, SBs, BBs, Ks, AVG, SLGing. So yeah, no runs scored, and strikeouts hurt me.

    Need a 3rd outfielder from this group. Taveras, Polanco, Ellsbury, Byrd, Crisp, and Rajai Davis.

  92. SMLV1 says:
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    On the trading block – Castro, Blackmon, Machado, Carpenter, Miggy Cabrera, F-Her, Price, Gibson, Porcello, Chavez, Allen, Melancon, Uehara, Perkins and Holland.

    My Team –

    Molina – C
    Goldy – 1B
    Dozier – 2B
    Sandoval – 3B
    Andrus – SS
    Stanton – OF
    Puig – OF
    Rios – OF
    Springer – OF
    Rizzo – 1B
    Moss – 1B,OF
    Polanco – OF

    E. Santana
    Cueto
    Shields
    Fister
    Arrieta
    Gio Gonzalez
    Ventura
    A. Wood
    Rosenthal
    Papelbon
    Joe Smith

    Question – Offer any of My Team for Anything on this teams trading block?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SMLV1: Depends what you need

  93. LAmont says:
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    Oh Grey, so now you think Craig’s job isn’t safe? gahh what are your thoughts on moving him back to 2B or 3B (shifting Carp back to 2B, of course) to keep him in the lineup everyday? It’s not like his stats are any worse than Holliday or Jay/Bourjos. Or is Craig going to be relegated to hitting against LH pitchers only?
    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LAmont: He could move around a little on the infield, prolly also sit a bit here and there

  94. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Trying to do a 2::1 trade so I can take Walker off my NA spot. The guy wants two pitchers for Zimmermann (who I want). He likes Arrieta as part of the deal– and doesn’t want Keuchel. Do you like adding one else on my pitching staff with Arrieta for Jordan zimm ?

    10 team h2h standard 5×5 cat.

    SP: Arrieta keuchel yu Kluber , sonny gray, Alex wood, bailey, anibal ,
    NA: walker

  95. Harris says:
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    Just a general comment… Has any team in any sport found more ways to destroy innings than the NY Mets? Last night’s 8th inning seems to happen 10 times a season.

    • Harris says:
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      @Harris: Actually other sports don’t have innings, but you get my drift.

  96. Paz says:
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    drop Craig or JD Martinez for kiermaier or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paz: JD for Kevin

  97. Beastman says:
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    Weaver and Vogelsong for Anibal in a league with wins and QS?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Beastman: id do that instantly

      • Beastman says:
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        @Bye Felicia: prefer anibal side, yah?

        • Bye Felicia says:
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          @Beastman: yes, in a dyson vacuum

      • Beastman says:
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        @Grey: Just accepted before lineups lock, now I’m a proud new owner of Anibal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  98. jamesshelleds says:
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    what if you rotate puigs 2nd number, and ryu’s first… haha stupid just wondering if anyone else has ever thought of that…

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @jamesshelleds: No, Never considered it. Don’t even know what number Ryu is haha

      • jamesshelleds says:
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        @Bye Felicia: its stupid, and a joke i learned when i was in like 5th grade. i was watching a dodgers game the other night and noticed puig is #66, ryu is #99…

  99. RTP says:
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    Aaron Hill has been the bane of my existence for the past 6 weeks…. would u drop him for any of Neil Walker, B. Phillips, or Scooter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RTP: Phillips

      • RTP says:
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        Brad Miller also option……

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @RTP: I dropped him for Harrison *fingers crossed

  100. Mike says:
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    Who should I start today?

    Can you pick two

    Ozuna vs Burnett
    Choo vs McFarland
    Brantley vs Beckett
    Cron vs noesi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Ozuna, Brantley

  101. booya says:
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    Zobrist or Brad Miller ROS?

  102. These Ho's aint Loyal says:
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    I traded arrieta and now im paranoid, im trippin. i been smokin, i been sippin….

  103. MattTruss223 says:
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    1) Would you lose any of/all of: Cole/Cobb/Keuchel for Arrieta? Limited moves and wins/Ks are most important. I like what I see, just can’t help but think it’s not THAT big an upgrade.

    2) Anyone heard from Oaktown Steve? Haven’t seen him post in quite sometime…hope the man’s OK.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @MattTruss223: keuchel, I dumped him last week

  104. jamesshelleds says:
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    is there a term for when a guy in your league drops a player to waivers, and then trades for them back after another person has picked them up?

    just shameful if you ask me…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @jamesshelleds: uninvited – don’t invite them back

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @jamesshelleds: @J-FOH: @Grey: I did that a couple weeks ago. I dropped Marte (8 Team league, he was in his oh-forever slump) and then someone picked him up. I actually needed an OFer then after an injury and was offered him and Rizzo for VMart and Kinsler. I did the deal primarily to get Rizzo, but also got my has-been in Marte.

  105. regan says:
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    Was just offered Iwakuma for Arreita. Hate to give up my new favorite pitcher but I have to take that right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  106. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    10 team, H2H, daily format

    Kazmir, Anibal, Gray, Wood, Teheran, Bailey, Cobb and Wacha on DL

    Is there any room for Arrieta?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t look like it

  107. regan says:
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    Kinda tempted to drop Chissy for the new flavor du jour, StevePearce. He has really cooled off over the past 10 days. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dropped Chis the other day and he’s sitting on waivers

  108. Bye Felicia says:
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    Guy wants my Trout for Sale & Kimbrel

    Told him to look in the comments section tomorrow for his answer. Ready..set…GO!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Grey: I never considered trading him for pitching. I posted that I had blackmon on the block. And he sends me this deal? Who should I target for blackmon in standard roto Zimmerman or Yordano? Or can I get up a tier? Im trying for zimm

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Zimm

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Grey: I tried trading votto for Bum, Tehran, nobody was biting. Don’t really want to trade votto for Zimmerman but if that’s all I can get should I? Im last in era whip 3.90 1.34 Im 3rd in hr,rbi,Runs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eh

          • Bye Felicia says:
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            @Grey: yeah I know! This league is full of hoarders. They’ll be out of games soon. Like 3 teams are already over 130 starts…ridiculous! Hopefully something will happen soon. I’ve been getting very unlucky with closers shitting the bed everytime I picked one up they’d give up 5 earned. Same with my streamers. Just punishment from leading in both roto leagues last year wire to wire! HAHAHA
            Need good juju 2nd half. I see a name change in my future!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, gotcha

  109. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Need some help I am in a 12 team league with categories for saves and for holds.

    My pen is rosenthal melancon mejia clippard joe smith grilli.

    My question is would you keep both smith and grilli to secure the angels closer and 8th inning guy possibly or would you cut grilli for Jake McGee?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut Grilli for McGee

  110. On Paper All-Stars says:
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    In a 5×5 H2H league, keep 8, I’m doing great in hitting categories, but killed in pitching. I was offered Darvish, MadBum, Chapman, and Kemp for Trout and Heaney (& pick 2).

    My pitching staff is Bailey, Wheeler, Cobb, Heaney, Bauer, Ventura, Peralta, Kimbrel, Melancon, Wacha (DL), Liriano (DL).

    My main hitters are Gattis and Mesoraco, Au Schizz and J. Abreu, Dee Gordon, Billy Hamilton, CarGo (DL), Khris Davis, Arcia, Dickerson, Bogaerts

    I hate to give up the best player in fantasy (and stud keeper for next 10 yrs.), but will this make my team significantly better? Looking for thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it, get cheaper pitching…

    • danny almonte says:
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      @On Paper All-Stars:

      i’d pass on that bro. you have shizz and Abreu, i’d try to move Abreu, should be able to get a pretty nice SP bump. Or if you can be patient, Cargo should be back soon, see if he starts mashing and trade him.

      • danny almonte says:
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        @danny almonte: or target less expensive pitching like kluber or latos

  111. Minor or Bundy in my 5×5 daily roto league ROS..

    Happy Canada Day, eh…

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: I already stashed Bundy in a league.

      • @Bye Felicia: I have Bundy in my H2 H league, I drafted him and then dropped him for Justine Mastersfuckedupson and then after I got my head out of my ass, I switched them back..Bundy could be a nice 2nd half wild card..

        • Bye Felicia says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: lets hope so. I.need him in roto. My h2h teams are stacked. I don’t have any room for him there. Im in 1st in 4 H2H leagues and 1.5 back in another. Roto (RCL) 5th & 10th place. All because of bad luck with pitching. No even trades, everyone wants to hoard pitchers and then offer crap for your big bats. It’s all good. Eventually here in a month they’ll run out of games and start dropping pitchers for bats. Done guys are already at 130 GS with a 180 GS limit LOL Guess what? Prices go down for trades then. Cuz I’m not giving up a top 40 hitter for a pitcher with 10 starts left

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor

      • @Grey: I’ll try Minor tonight, but I have a great staff now and I will have a short leash..2nd in ERA & WHIP and I don’t need dude to eff up my ratios..

        yes it is a keeper league..

        Felix Hernandez
        Clayton Kershaw
        Madison Bumgarner
        David Price
        Jordan Zimmermann
        Jered Weaver
        Taijuan Walker
        Mike Minor

        Kenley Jansen
        David Robertson
        Addison Reed
        Joakim Soria

        Michael Pineda
        Matt Harvey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  112. start Minor tonight?

    son likes him a lot
    4 Mike Minor ATL $17.90 v the NY Mess

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Im starting him, if he gives up 5 runs im dropping him. *me washing hands

      • @Bye Felicia: I traded him in a deal to get Taijuan Walker, when he had value, and dude dropped him and I am thinking of streaming him tonight and dropping him for Bundy after..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  113. Beastman says:
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    Another quick deal in the works in a H2H, OBP league: Deal Asdrubal for Duda?

    Asdrubal only a backup/bench bat (have Desmond) while Loney is my starting 1B.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Beastman: I’ve picked up Doody in 2 leagues. Don’t know what assdrool has been up to. I don’t own him anywhere

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like whatever

  114. Paul says:
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    Points league ROS: A. Craig, Machado or Bogaerts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  115. danny almonte says:
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    You used to have a crush on Machado, seems like you’ve lost it a while ago and it’s not coming back. Am I misreading you? I’m riding with the kid in my keeper, just wondering if you still like his ceiling…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll like him again next year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welcome back!

      • @Grey: I almost benched him today, thinking give him a day or two…AND then I Woke UP..haha..and started my BEST bat…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  116. L-Boogie says:
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    Someone just dropped Cobb in my 12 team 5×5 league. I should be all over that, right? Drop Hahn or Odorizzi for him?

  117. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Hey Grey

    Would you drop I Kennedy or Heaney for C-Mart, Hahn, Chavez, Kuechel, hammel or leake in a 10 team redraft or hold for now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both, Chavez, Hahn

  118. Jack says:
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    The Pujols comment = top 10 Grey comments (bonus for Cargo follow-up)

    6×5 H2H each cat with OBP and Errors (Errors – I know, yuck, right?)

    Right rank for MI ROS: Miller, Aybar, Hill?

    Right rank SP ROS: Cain, Kennedy, Hammel, Hughes?

    Any place on the web that project errors ROS?

    • Jack says:
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      @Jack: Ooops – add T. Walker to SP ranking – I put him after Kennedy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! No idea about error projections… Hammel, Cain… Miller, Aybar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker first

  119. The Borzoi says:
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    ROS: Hahn or Leake? Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake

  120. The Borzoi says:
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    Start Leake tomorrow against Padres?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s today, no?

  121. Sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h weekly points

    Deal 2: My pence, Hamels, Dickerson for wright, Strasburg, Kemp?

    Deal 1: He first wanted Pence, Reyes, Hamels for wright, carpenter and Strassburg.

    Did I make the right counter? Or neither deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  122. Jay says:
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    Hey grey sorry I had asked this above but for some reason I can’t comment on the post again.

    Can you rank ROS for
    Rios choo b-ham and heyward.

    Moving kipnis for one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ham, Rios, Choo

  123. smoothmunkey says:
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    Think I was just offered Khris Davis for Arrieta. Pull the trigger, right?

    • smoothmunkey says:
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      Alternatively, looks like Teheran might work too. Preference?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d send Arrieta for Davis

        • smoothmunkey says:
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          @Grey: Thanks for the wise mustachioed advice

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            My mustache is your command

  124. Mike says:
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    Kluber or Richards ROS ?
    Polanco or Springer ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber…Polanco

  125. Mike says:
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    Would u trade Polanco to get Kluber?
    10 team standard
    Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  126. Mike says:
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    Hey Grey, would you pull the trigger on these deals? 12 team KEEPER lg. 5×5 + K, TB, FPCT, OPS

    Trade K. Davis for I. Desmond

    Then flip Tulo for one of Stanton, Abreau, Puig, Rizzo, Hamilton. (I can have my pick)

    My team right now:

    C – Gattis
    1 – Votto
    2 – Hill
    3 – Seager
    SS – Tulo
    OF – Trout, Gomez, K. Davis
    UTI – Polanco

    Bench – Dickerson, Yelich, Pagan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Desmond…I’d take Stanton

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thank you for your quick and timely response, Sir Grey. Always appreciated!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Mike says:
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            @Grey: You still like the deal if I’m getting Alexei back instead of Desmond?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not as much

              • Mike says:
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                @Grey: Yeah, me neither. this dude with Desmond better bite..

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: 5 keepers btw..

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Mike: hurry up and trade Davis. He just left the game with injury

  127. Hutch or Pomeranz ROS

    H2H weekly points
    cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch

      • @Grey:
        Would you cut AJax, my 3rd inline OF bench bat or Nicky C, back up to D Wright and ARam?

        or just hold..I am trying to see if I can stock up on some pitching for the 2nd half..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jackson

          • @Grey: Hutch is on waivers and I am last, so more than likely after today I won’t get him..Should I add Pom if I don’t get Hutch?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              With his fractured hand? Eh, he’s probably out for 6 weeks at least

              • @Grey: Damn, I forgot about that, now I know why he was cut..cheers

  128. dubjay says:
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    Was looking to pick up T.Ross for tomorrows start. Who would you drop?
    M.STROMAN
    JD.MARTINEZ
    D.JENNINGS
    M.BETTS
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  129. Fister asche says:
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    Drop Pearce for kole Calhoun who someone just dropped? Currently using pierce as of/utility while some off my players heal up so basically a bench backup. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Calhoun

  130. myfingerhurt says:
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    does anyone know if on Espn, when there’s a double header, whether Espn counts it as one game played or two in a game start limit. we have a 150 start limit for our position players.

    not really a big deal just curious. trying to decide between playing pujols (double header) or rizzo today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d imagine it’s two games

      • myfingershurt says:
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        @Grey: yeah i figured, although ESPN has been known for loopholes. last year we had a H2H scoring format with an 8start limit per week for starting pitchers… but if you loaded up 6 guys on a tuesday, then they’d all pitch again on sunday, and you’d get 12 starts for the week.

        haha couple guys exploited the loophole, but the pitchers you get when you do that are all scrubs (usually)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, yeah, it’s like in the RCL the limit is 180 starts, but if you load up the last day you can get 188 starts

  131. Lee says:
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    5 x 5 using OPS instead of BA Keeper league 12 teams. Would you trade Springer and Donaldson for Miggy? Based on our rules, keepers for next year would change from 1) Pujols or Ortiz or Posey and 2) Donaldson to 1) Miggy and 2) Madbum or Scherzer. For this year Utility would change from Springer to Melky.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Miggy

  132. Lee says:
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    5 x 5 using OPS instead of BA Keeper league 12 teams. Would you trade Springer and Donaldson for Miggy? Based on our rules, keepers for next year would change from 1) Pujols or Ortiz or Posey and 2) Donaldson to 1) Miggy and 2) Madbum or Scherzer. For this year Utility would change from Springer to Melky.

    • Lee says:
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      Sorry, I mean OF3 changes from Springer to Melky (on bench now with Ortiz at U and Pujols at 1). Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered

      • Lee says:
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        Thanks! Greatly appreciated. Didn’t mean to post twice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No worries

  133. No Soup for Yu says:
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    Grey! Which side do you like in 10 team h2h categories league with OBP Nonkeeper?
    A Pujols, Longoria, Polanco
    B Trout and Lester

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

      • No Soup for Yu says:
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        @Grey:

        Trout owner want Abreu instead of Pujols still accept?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What’s the entire trade?

          • No Soup for Yu says:
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            @Grey:

            Sorry I give Abreu, Longoria and Polanco and get Trout and Lester in
            10 team 5×5 cats OBP redraft

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take Trout

  134. Mike says:
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    Please rank Melky,Polanco,Blackmon ROS
    Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, Melky

  135. ram says:
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    Your comment about dropping Alcides in first week and Villar being sent to minors are funny.
    Funny because I dropped Dozier after first game of season (thinking Lowrie was better option) and I DH’ed Villar yesterday.
    You can pick up some GREAT players in the first week but can make some BAD moves too.
    Anyway, love yer articles – very insightful re players I would NEVER follow. The reason I have Eovaldi on my roster (is that a good thing?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear ya… Yeah, sometimes patience is a virtue, says Confucius (maybe)

  136. Mike says:
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    Would u trade melky straight up for Kluber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  137. Bye Felicia says:
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    Segura- Bases loaded, Takes 1st pitch strike down the middle..then pops out to RF.

    Pretty much sums up my season in a nutshell :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  138. tank1 says:
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    Which side would you prefer: Phillips/Moss or Pedroia/Blackmon? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedroia

  139. Tom says:
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    In an OBP H2H league. Thinking about trading Polanco and picking up either Granderson or Calhoun. Will either of those guys get me close to Polanco’s production ROS? Razzball/Steamer ROS SON (see below) thinks so. I’m a little worried about Calhoun platooning and Granderson staying healthy. What do you think?

    Calhoun 39/10/38/5/.329
    Polanco 33/6/33/13/.314
    Granderson 37/12/35/5/.313

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Tom: trading for who?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they can get close to and even do better than Polanco

  140. ashtray says:
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    I acquired Machado as a throw-in while making a trade last week. I was going to just cut him but his numbers over the past month work out to a pace of .260 AVG, .312 OBP, 30 HR, 10 SB, 70 R, 70 RBI. Obviously the power isn’t going to stick but is that a fair projection for him when he gets back from suspension? Would you cut in a 12 team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  141. NOT GOOD NEWS:

    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (03:19 pm ET) Brewers outfielder Khris Davis left Tuesday’s game at Toronto in the seventh inning due to an apparent shoulder injury, according to MLB.com. Davis was 1 for 2 with one strikeout before leaving the game.

  142. Kid A says:
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    Dear god. Khrush now too. It never ends.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I’m sure glad I dropped him all over the place, hey where is Sky?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Blue Oyster Bar? Not sure, he just commented to me on Jay’s post…

  143. Trade chisenhall for minor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  144. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Grey – you mentioned Lowrie. As a disgruntled owner myself I have to look at the silver lining.

    At second base he is ranked 12th in runs scored
    14th in RBI
    And 3rd in….walks.

    What’s that? He’s ranked 34th on ESPNs player rater? Well, that’s awesome!! Right?

    Oh, you mean he’s ranked 34th JUST at second base? Are you sayin’ that in ALL of ESPN fantasy baseball there are 33 second basemen who rank higher? But…but…there aren’t even 33 teams!! Well, whatevs dude. He qualifies at shortstop so he’s a flexible option. What’s that? He’s ranked 25th at short? Well, there are like thirty teams in major league baseball man…so…nyah!

    Screw it. I’m gonna go watch grown men kick a ball around for two hours.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I hear ya…

  145. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G in my 12 team i had traded wacha to a guy a while back and now he dropped him so should i grab and stash him back? Cargo in my DL so he would be taking up space but if he will be worth i can prob afford it. Also in my 10 team h2h is it about time to lose hill for harrison, howie or scooter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, stash him if you have room… Sure, Scooter…

  146. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Khris Davis exits with apparent shoulder injury…

    *prays to FBO*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  147. Todd says:
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    With machado at 3b, I’m looking to upgrade. Got offered Todd Frazier for polanco. It’s a keeper league, is polanco too much to give for Frazier? I’m thinking machado will start to come around and may be better than Frazier ros.
    Hard to gauge polancos trade value in a keeper, but I got some league mates that value him highly…

    Mahalo and aloha to you grey! Do you accept MaiTai or is it only daiquiri?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mai tai works, aloha! I’d hold Polanco in a keeper…

  148. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 (OPS & QS) H2H, give Springer, C. Santana and B. Miller, get Giancarlo and Arenado. Leaves me Mesoraco at C (Rosario available), Arenado backs up E5 at 3B and is in Util rotation with LaRoche and Kipnis, Stanton replaces Springer in OF, and I pick up Hardy, Asdrubal or D. Santana (when healthy, he’s on my DL) for SS.

    I accept, right? Which SS do I go with?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Accept, Hardy

  149. Wilsonian says:
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    With Arenado coming back shortly, I can quit playing Aybar at UTIL. Therefore, I’m benching Dozier for the time being, unless he turns into April Dozier tonight. Who are you picking up to replace him:

    Zobrist
    Miller Time

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zobrist

  150. Jason says:
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    you like Bucholz or Kennedy or burnett?

    Kennedy vs CIN $18.9 (SON), then @COL -4
    Buttholz vs CHC 10.9, then vs CWS 8.8
    AJ @MIA 12.5, then @PIT 7.8

    with limited moves left looking to add a guy for at least two starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burnett

  151. Love razzball!

    Please rank

    Lester, verlander, kazmir, minor, bushel

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Bushel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester, Kazmir, Minor

  152. Sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h weekly points

    OF is pence, Brantley, Alex Gordon, Polanco, Dickerson.
    Staff is Hamels, g cole, Richards, Ventura, Stroman, arrietta.

    3b is Pedro Alvarez and Boegarts.

    My pence and cole for Strasburg and Wright?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wright side

  153. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. is heyward or rios too much to give up for cobb or latos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Heyward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s Heyward is not too much

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: who do you like more ros, cobb or latos?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cobb

  154. SteveNZ says:
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    One of the risks of going relievers only in a Holds league is that you need to use Erik Surkamp in one of your SP slots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looks like he’s 12

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Not many SP guys left at this stage of the season who are getting Holds.

        I dropped McGowan (also SP eligible) in a fit of frustration after a couple of terrible outings last week. Of course my opponent picks him up and he gets a clean Hold today.

        Of course he does.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cecil’s prolly back soon

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Nah – he’s RP only in Yahoo this year.

            Noesi pitch count is climbing. Might see some Surkamp action…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Noesi’s not long for that game

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Pujols!

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Boo – and, indeed, yah.

                Conundrum at the Util today in the ol’ H2H (OBP) today. Heyward or Votto? Heyward was desperate last week but went 2/4 yesterday and is $32 on the Tron against Dice-K.

                And Votto’s been laboring, but a possibly wild Kennedy might be just what he needs…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d go Heyward, really a coin flip though if you’re feeling one way or the other…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah, on recent form it’s a bit of a Tallest Midget contest.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, not terrific…Gotta think Votto gets a little better, but not sure how bad his knee is bothering him

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: LOL, of course Votto singles in his first AB.

  155. SteveNZ says:
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    Pujols FFS. Come on!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously… Him and his golf balls

  156. Mike says:
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    Hey grey, looking into next week , I’ll be in a predicament. I’m an Evan gattis owner & the league is a weekly lock league, I was waiting as long as I could before rosters locked I didn’t hear anything about DL so I left him- I didn’t have any options & didn’t want to drop gattis , I’ve already placed him to my DL, so I can add someone w/o dropping anyone .
    I would put Carlos Santana at catcher but with d wright injured I put Santana as my 3b & I’m hearing wright may still end on the DL after all.
    I suppose if wright is back by sat / Sunday & looked good playing I could always but him back as 3b & Santana to catcher.

    If wright still looks bad this weekend/ DL stint here are catchers I’m looking to add; yan Gomes, Miguel montero, Jason Castro , Wilson Ramos & lastly mike zunino.

    Thanks grey & rock on!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait to see what Wright is doing by Saturday…I’d add Zunino

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  157. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    drop mccarthy or miley for elias. deep league so please don’t assume they’re streamers (yes i know that in even 15 teamers)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  158. goodfold2 says:
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    didn’t like mchugh pretending to be mccarthy yesterday (but with a little cosart or fausto carmona incognito thrown in with those walks). he’s been good for a while though. 10 teamer with 30 man rosters staff is
    annabelle/gray/cobb/keuchel/mchugh/heaney/beckett/walker/Gee (DL)/stroman/wily p. with only these on waivers i’m guessing for the immediate future hold or stream these schlubs.
    worley/locke/colon/quintana/duffy/odorizzi/morton/workman/milone.
    obv if keuchel starts and is terrible i can probably drop for stream spot, or hope for DL and slide him in Gee’s slot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prolly stream the spot

  159. cubjet says:
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    I’ve been waiting for Bogaerts to start hitting again and with the news of his playing time decreasing, I feel I need to make a move.
    Brad Miller or Jhonny Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  160. Spammer Jay says:
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    Trade Sonny Gray for J Bruce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  161. SteveNZ says:
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    Pearce. Bloody hell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: Steve Pearce, “You WILL respect me, Grey Albright. How many homers ya want?”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          25+ for 3 years?

          • SwaggerJackers says:
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            @Grey: Steve Pearce says: 3 YEARS? I’ll give you 25 THIS YEAR….then you can figure out what to do with me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, kinda like Blackmon and Dozier and Mike Morse in April and so on

  162. Joeg414 says:
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    Reyes or Blackman ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes, it’s fairly close though

  163. DomMattingly says:
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    Duda, infante, m Reynolds, plouffe, or cJohnson as an extra bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda

  164. SteveNZ says:
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    So that is Pujols and Al-Ram with the bases loaded IN THE SAME GAME, and both come up with nothing. Sheesh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was just happy for the save and solo shot… Small victories…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: we’ll take the homer. compared to other stuff.trust me, like where i’m hanging out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  165. Tom says:
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    OBP league. My R. Zimmerman, Polanco, A. Sanchez, Aybar for his C. Gomez and Kipnis. I have Donaldson for 3B and I’d pick up Walker for SP and Granderson for UTIL (where Donaldson was)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Gomez in redraft…

  166. Basement Artie says:
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    Hi Grey. Appreciate your blog, love the comments. So, thank you. I have the cryin’ Hawaiian on my bench with Gattis, Wacha, and Cashner occupying DL slots. Hosmer, LoMo, and Dyson are available. Should I drop Defeatorino now, and for whom? Again, many thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Hosmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And thanks for the kind words!

  167. john says:
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    Rank top guys here…
    Carlos martinez
    Ordorizzi
    Eovaldi
    Hutchinson(away streamer only?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch pitched well at home today… Martinez, Eovaldi

      • john says:
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        @Grey: rank hutch first or just saying?? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No idea what you’re asking

          • john says:
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            @Grey: would hutch rank first then over Carlos and eovaldi?

            • john says:
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              @john: add leake…him over Carlos?

  168. SteveNZ says:
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    Worst thing that can happen for Pujols it seems is to have guys on base for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, it does seem that way

  169. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league (keep 5). roto, yahoo, 5×5.

    give- Coco Crisp, Kole Calhoun, Lucas Duda.
    get- Shin Soo Choo, JJ Hardy, Joakim Soria

    MY TEAM
    CA- Rosario. 1B- Davis. 2B- Walker. 3B- Machado. SS- ECabrera. IN- Cron.
    OF- Cruz. OF- Crisp. OF- Calhoun. OF- Saunders. UT- Duda.
    BN- Joyce, Stubbs, Rutledge, Tejada, Dyson, d’Arnaud, Pederson.
    DL- Cuddyer. DL- Blanks. DL- Gyorko
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- Kennedy. RP- Britton. RP- Oviedo.
    P- Santana. P- Ross. P- Kuroda.
    BN- Gausman, Nelson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  170. SteveNZ says:
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    Does Simmons get a Hold there? I’m assuming (hoping) not because he wasn’t coming in in a Save situation…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Actually, he’ll be the winning pitcher, won’t he? (assuming the Braves go on to win. Minor only went 4 1/3…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Looking at it now, yeah, he’d win, if it held

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure

  171. matt says:
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    Hey grey, who should I be selling George springer for? Pablo Sandoval? I could use a second or third baseman maybe pitcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe buy Longo low? I’d want more than Pablo

  172. ashtray says:
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    Someone just offered me Braun for Sale. I know they both have some risk. My league includes OBP & K for hitters and QS & L for pitchers. Without team context, how does it look on pure value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d want the hitter

  173. Steve says:
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    Pick a SP ROS please…Alvarez, Koehler, Everland, Wheeler, Vargas.

    • Steve says:
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      Add Workman to that list also.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarez

      • Steve says:
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        Drop Lincecum for Alvarez or hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it

  174. john says:
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    Looking to trade for power. It’s a 12 team H2H keeper league (5 keepers)….is Brandon Moss worth a 3rd round pick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • john says:
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        @Grey: Much thanks

  175. Wilsonian says:
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    So glad I dumped JD Mart before today’s game, thinking he had lost it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: it’s ok, as long as Pearce keeps it up after I just picked him up tonight.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully

  176. fausto says:
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    Grey got your next title. …..”Por some cello on me” unless leake does something better. I have both going tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  177. jamesshelleds says:
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    not watching the game but just checked the boxscore… is this just an extended slump for shields. his box-score stats look terrible for over a month now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hasn’t looked good

      • jamesshelleds says:
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        @Grey: to think i could’ve had tanaka over him. that stings. so you think he picks it up the 2nd half? a bench until he has a couple decent starts under his belt? he kills my ratios throwing him out there anymore

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’ll be better, yeah

  178. jamesshelleds says:
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    hes also at 90ish pitches through 4 innings

  179. Pat says:
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    Would you give up Donaldson to get Braun?

    • Pat says:
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      @Pat: I have Seager to replace

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  180. Jason says:
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    Two trades I need opinions on…

    1. My D Robertson, get Choo. 2nd in saves, still have Rodney and Doolittle, need OBP

    2. My Posey for Kipnis, R Howard. Have Mesoraco.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Jason: 1. No, 2. Hell Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. It’s fair 2. I’d take Kipnis, it’s fair

  181. SteveNZ says:
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    Think I need to sit Al-Ram a spell in the ol’ H2H while he’s sucking like this. Of those that have been decent lately, the best available are:

    Forsyth
    Jete
    Miller

    Who ya like?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: play the schedule

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @SteveNZ: It’s Miller time

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  182. SteveNZ says:
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    How many more effing times is Pujols going to do this?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: what did he do?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @J-FOH: GIDP with runners aboard. Done it at least twice today. Also made an out with the bases loaded at least once.

        He’s left dozens aboard today. Even with the HR it’s very frustrating.

        • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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          @SteveNZ: It’s doubly bad for Trout owners. Pujols keeps wiping out Trout’s singles and walks with GIDPs.

        • fausto says:
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          @SteveNZ: I had a front row seat for that his final season in Saint Louis…see his 2011 gidp #’s. Really didnt do it once a game but it seemed like he did it 347 times and that was a ws team. Jess’ sayin.

  183. Fish says:
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    What the hell is up with Mike Minor?!?! When did he became Atl. pitching equivalent of BJ Upton.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Fish: Yeah man, that shoulder injury didn’t help…at least he’s had some decent starts sprinkled in there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, not sure

  184. Mello Yello says:
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    Oh Lonnie, whoa-oh!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  185. Chicks Dig the Longball says:
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    Pearce or Dunn ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce

      • Chicks Dig the Longball says:
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        Thanks

  186. Crock says:
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    Rosenthal or Verlander?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosenthal

  187. SteveNZ says:
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    My two guys in the double header a combined 2/14.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m right there with you

  188. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Do I drop any of these guys for Prado?

    George Springer
    Gregory Polanco
    Jayson Werth
    Leonys Martin
    Matt Holliday

    I only require 3 OFs, like to have 4 OFs, and Prado is that plus 2B,3B.

    I was thinking – maybe – Polanco.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: Or Martin – I am not sure.

  189. Joeg414 says:
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    Drop Pertrick for Ziegler , for Saves?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Joeg414: Yeah bud…I would say Ziegler’s time is sooner rather than later, while I’m still under belief that Putnam holds down the closer role for the most part

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  190. Chicks Dig the Longball says:
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    Romo was dropped in my league, not many closers available. Is he worth picking up for a possible second half resurgence? Joe Smith is also available.

      • Chicks Dig the Longball says:
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        Only have room for one, plus limited moves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Smith

  191. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Would you pick up Michael Wacha as a stash for later in the season, and if so, who would you drop for him?

    Austin Jackson
    Desmond Jennings
    Leonys Martin

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Chicks Dig the Longball says:
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      I would drop Martin or Jackson for Wacha without a second thought.

      • Mike says:
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        @Chicks Dig the Longball: No concerns about the Wacha shoulder issue -or- just worth the flyer at this point?

        Thanks!

        Mike.

        • Chicks Dig the Longball says:
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          They’ll be careful with him, but he’s worth the flier. The Cards will be in it all season, so if Wacha is healthy he will pitch. You’re not losing much with Martin or Jackson, there may be better OF’s on your wire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson

  192. Kid A says:
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    From the “I-Shit-You-Not” files:

    “Closed w/ Grant tonight because I saw him walking his grandmother thru the hotel lobby today. It was an impressive moment. Liked his karma.” – Joe Maddon

    Pure madness.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  193. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Todd Frazier with yet another SB. Who does he think he is, Jose Altuve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  194. Andrew says:
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    Would you stream any of:

    Skaggs at CHW
    Koehler home vs Phillies
    Odorizzi at Yanks
    Danks home vs Angels

    12 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi

  195. Derrick says:
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    Stream Workman tomorrow at home against the Cubs? SON has him at $11.4 for the start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  196. nick the dick says:
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    Double save from smith. Thats butta baby. Not no parkay, not no margarine, strictly butta.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  197. john says:
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    Top 2 leake Martinez gausman hutch….thanks

  198. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Joe Smith plays Joyce DeWitt in: Three’s California!

    Also starring:
    Ernesto Frieri as Suzanne Sommers (replaced)
    Grilli plays Chrissy (replacement)
    Mike Butcher as Alice’s boyfriend
    Mike Scoiscia as Don Nutts

    and…

    Gary Mathews Jr. as the Beaver.

  199. SteveNZ says:
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    You trust either Tillman v TEX or Odo @ NYY tomorrow in a 9-teamer? Koehler v PHI and Morton v ARI other interesting’ looking options…

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      Koehler’s going to get crushed by the Phillies tomorrow , Steve .

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: he had odorizzi over koehler at least above. morton wasn’t mentioned though.

  200. Hal Incandenza says:
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    12 team 6×6 roto w/OPS. Been offered Goldy, Billy Hamilton, and Heyward for Jose Abreu and A. Jones. Heyward is useless to me and I can see Abreu being at least as valuable as Goldy the rest of the way. Not interested in moving A. Jones for speed, but I could use speed.

    Would countering with my Abreu, Chisenhall, and Rajai for Goldy, B. Hamilton, and Harrison be reasonable? I have Arenado coming back for 3B, also rostering Holt.

    Thanks for another great writeup!

  201. fausto says:
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    What about bob reference!! TOTALLY missed that the 1st time around. Give yourself a raise.

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