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This has less to do with Jedd Gyorko than it has to do with panicking.  You drafted Gyorko this year because of what he’s done in the past.  Yes, you’re hoping for better in the future, but you’re going on what he’s done already.  Fact or not fact?  FACT or NOT FACT?!  Fact.  You want him primarily for his power.  Fact or not fact?  FACT or NOT FACT?!  Fact.  You knew he was on a lousy team.  Fact or not fact?  FACT or NOT FACT?!  Fact.  You knew he hit .249 last year.  Fact or not fact?  FACT or NOT FACT?!  Fact.  Last year, he hit zero homers in 93 ABs in April.  It’s simply a fact!  Of course you want better this year, but he hasn’t done anything less than he did last year thus far, and you still drafted him.  If he does exactly the same as last year, but doesn’t get injured and miss a month, he will hit around 27 homers and have 75-ish runs and RBIs.  You’re getting that from another 2nd baseman?  Which one, cause I’d like to get in on that.  Can we double date?  Wanna hear something completely crazy?  I’m typing this with my toes.  Wanna hear something completely crazy related to fantasy baseball?  Gyorko could have a better year than Tulowitzki.  Tulo’s already hurt and said last year he’s no longer stealing bases.  So, Gyorko hits 27 homers and .250, Tulo hits 27 homers and .295.  A few weird bounces in BABIP and they hit the same.  So why are you dropping Gyorko?  Better yet, why are you not trading for him?  Don’t drop guys that just happen to have a bad one or two weeks to start the season.  In general, anyone that you drafted in the first ten rounds, should be untouchable in April.  You need to let your Clydesdales carry your beer.  There’s a fine line between reacting and panicking.  Walk the line, Johnny.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Jim Henderson – The Muppet Master will get the job back, even if he’s not directly pulling the strings.

Luke Gregerson – I just went over him this morning.  You know that because you read all of my posts.  Right?  Riiiiight?  Mmhmm.  Damn, whenever I say mm, I get hungry, and I bet on the Mariners to win the World Series.  Why do you have such power over me, M’s?

Adam Warren – The save situation in New York until K-Rob returns will prolly be some Frankensave shituation of Shawn Kelley, David Phelps, Matt Thornton and Adam Warren — or Shamatt Phallton.  That rolls right off the tongue!

Jonathan Broxton – He actually is the closer until Aroldis returns, or until Broxton blows a few games.  Damn, picking up Broxton first was so sweet, and now I got caveats.

Jose Valverde – The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he was a terrible closer, yet he was still named the closer for the Mets.  Yes, Valverde is the devil, not Keyser Soze.

Nate Eovaldi – I already went over my Nate Eovaldi fantasy.  It was written on the wall of a bathroom.

Jesse Chavez – Right now, he has a 1.38 ERA, which isn’t sustainable, obviously.  However, his xFIP is only 2.60, his K-rate is 9 and his BB/9 is 1.38.  Okay, those numbers are worth owning in any league.  If they were completely out of nowhere, they’d be worth owning now, while expecting major regression.  In Triple-A, he had a 8+ K-rate and an under 2 walk rate.  An under 2 walk rate is Cliff Lee territory.  An under two walk rate is ownable in all mixed leagues with a 7 K-rate.  With an 8 K-rate, you’re talking about a guy who could be a top 40 starter.  With a 9 K-rate?  Well, he’d be an ace.  Due to the scant track record and me not knowing what scant means, I’m not willing to guarantee much, but I would own him.

Garrett Richards – Member how excited I was about Eovaldi because his fastball was so, well, fast?  Richards has averaged a 95.9 MPH fastball through two starts.  Eovaldi is on another plane than Richards, because Richards walks the house.  Not to Tootie my own horn, but I did grab Mr. Garrett in one deeper mixed league.  Hopefully it wasn’t a blairing mistake.

Drew Hutchison – I don’t have that much faith in Hutchison, so this is a strictly Stream-o-Nator call.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see him get hit, call it a Hutch.

Josh Collmenter – Will take over a rotation spot in Arizona as long as he’s not found out to be gay or Mexican, then he will be deported.

Alberto Callaspo – He’s hitting out of his mind right now like he’s Margot Kidder at a Bed and Breakfast that just ran out of orange juice.

Adam LaRoche – Double negatives be damned, but LaRoche shouldn’t not be owned in any leagues if he’s healthy.  If he’s healthy and hitting, LaRoche is the greatest thing since sliced bread.  Though, isn’t slicing a bagel harder than bread and thus greater?  Shouldn’t this be updated to the greatest thing since a sliced bagel?  I got questions, y’all!

Mark Reynolds – He has two homers and two steals so far, but you will have to platoon him since he’s sitting vs. most righties.  You can see his upcoming matchups at the Hitter-Tron, you can also see the Hitter-Tron rubbing itself against a washing machine.

Trevor Plouffe – Plouffe goes the hot schmotato!

Dee Gordon – I don’t even know why he’s being listed.  Not that I wouldn’t own him, I mean why isn’t he owned in every league?  Are you people auditioning for a role in the off-Broadway adaption of Awakenings?

Chris Owings – Another one I don’t fully understand, but this is the last time I’m mentioning him.  I got places to go!  Like the comments to answer catcher questions.

Devin Mesoraco – I could mention other catchers to pick up, but then I’d just be feeding the beast.

Yangervis Solarte – Fun fact!  Yangervis was once stopped at customs for three hours because the Customs Officer thought he forged his visa and misspelled it Yangervis.  He’s not a long term option; he’s just a hot bat right now, but compared to, i.e., Yangervis-à-vis a cold bat, it’s good.

Mike Morse – I feel similar to Morse as I do to LaRoche.  He kinda should just be owned if he’s healthy.  This message was brought to you by Grey in an attempt to jinx and injury Morse and LaRoche since I don’t own them.

Jason Kubel – He’s hitting .481.  Ty Cobb never hit .481!  Kubel has the highest average ever in baseball!  He should be in the Hall of Fame!  Do you hear how dopey I sound?  That’s what people sound like who are worried someone is hitting in the .100′s after one week.  It’s a small sample size.  Any the hoo!  Kubel is hot, so there’s that.

Ryan Ludwick – Okay, so his fan club isn’t well attended, and his name sounds like a 17th century composer, but he’s hitting and healthy.

Marcell Ozuna – He looks solid in every at-bat I’ve seen of his (7 at-bats, that’s what I’ve seen).  I don’t want to yell fire in the theater of Razzball, but I think Ozuna could be one of those guys that isn’t owned in many leagues for the first few months but ends up a top 40 outfielder and– Sorry running out of my Marcell minutes.

Lorenzo Cain – I’ve already picked him up and dropped him twice and will probably do that dance again a few more times.  I’m addicted to Cain…Sugar!

J.B. Shuck – Since his initials stand for Just Brad, you’d think his folks would’ve went with just Brad.  Oh, wait, they did.  The nurse filling out his birth certificate must feel silly!  Love Shuck in AL-Only leagues — so much so I went to $19 on him with FAAB dollars, which is fun to try and use in West Hollywood, “Hey, do you take FAAB dollars?”  “You know it, girlfriend!” — and wouldn’t be surprised to see Shuck mixed league viable within a week.

SELL

Ryan Zimmerman – Ah, it’s my old nemesis, Bummerman.  He’s Lex Luthor to my Superman.  He’s the Joker to my Batman.  He’s Mr. Glass to my character played by Bruce Willis in Unbreakable.  I am the superhero in this scenario, because I have two working shoulders and didn’t trick fantasy owners into drafting me!  As if his shoulder just suddenly became an issue.  My pfft to that has two F’s, which is more F’s than I give about Zimmerman.  He had to know in the spring that there was no way his shoulder was holding up all year.  You couldn’t give the media a heads up?  No, of course, you couldn’t.  Instead he says he can play through a shoulder injury that makes him throw like he’s a drunk Chuck Knoblauch.  Now he says he can hit with this shoulder injury.  I’m sure it won’t affect his power at all.  Watch him get less than 15 homers this year.  For serious.  You’re probably looking at getting fifty cents on the dollar, but I’d absolutely explore trades.

  1. Jonathan boba says:
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    AL only 5th OF for next week: Rasmus, Shuck or Bradley Jr.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus

  2. Adam says:
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    Lamp!

    • RicoSuave says:
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      “I love Lamp”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bulb!

  3. Wholio says:
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    Meath!

  4. Ten Cent Millionaire says:
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    Just wanted to interrupt the stream of comments to point out that Shin Soo Choo’s splits (Shin Splints?) vs LHP this year off to a pretty solid start despite the small sample size. Since I hold him in several leagues, I hope it continues. All that Grey ghost-of-christmas-future talk of platooning from 2013 was causing me some Choo anxiety.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s been 9 days…

  5. Bott9th says:
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    What about Eric Young Jr, Grey? You like? I need a DH and there are some seriously slim pickings left in my H2H league.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do like him

  6. Flunkie says:
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    Ozuna or Kubel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  7. Lob Ball says:
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    Should I drop Hart for Kubel or Ozuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  8. Mr. White says:
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    10 team 5×5
    Homer Bailey
    Alex Gordon
    Mike Napoli
    For
    Abreu
    Soo-Choo What side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  9. trex1024 says:
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    Who do we like better at SS, Brad Miller or Dee Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        I’d of@Grey: The Miller Man Crush Club meets right after the RZim prayer circle. Let know if you want the details

  10. booya says:
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    Would you take Ozuna over Coco Crisp at this point?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  11. Marky Mark says:
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    I drafted R-Zim, Moore, K-Rob and Avisail in my primary league. CHAMPIONSHIP!

    Trying to replace Moore via waiver options. Looks like the best available arms are Collmenter, Leake, Hutchison, Hammel, Cosart and Carrasco (yeah…not great). Which two would you take from that bunch? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with the Stream-o-Nator until someone stuck

  12. Bonghuetz says:
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    Buy on Tyler Skaggs? It’s only been one start but I gotta think he’s got more upside then Collmenter, who judging by this article may get run out of Arizona before his turn in the rotation…

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/want-to-read-poetry-on-a-bear-rug-with-a-major-leaguer-031314

    I didn’t see who he got matched up with but you have to love from his dating profile:

    “Special Skills: Master of Wizardry
    Josh likes long walks on Bondi beach, reading poetry on a bear rug in front of the fireplace”

    Master of Wizardry?? And the only bearskin rugs that should be loved are those shared with Giancarlo…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice… I like Skaggs, he was in my rankings…

  13. Negatto says:
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    Hey Everyone -

    Any thoughts on where I need to improve?

    5×5 Standard Roto

    C: Grandal, Flowers
    1B: Fielder
    2B: Kinsler
    3B: Asche
    SS: Everth
    CI: Pujols
    MI: Gordon
    OF: Bautista, Jones, Cuddyer, Rasmus, Brantley
    Util: Gyorko
    BN: Moustakas

    SP: Teheran, Salazar, Liriano, Porcello, Ramirez E, Walker
    RP: Nathan, Balfour, Santos

    DL: Ramos, Janssen, Moore, Garcia A

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks good for a 15 team league…

      • Negatto says:
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        @Grey:Yeah, guess I should have mentioned that as well. Its a 12 team league. Additional thoughts knowing that?

        • CL says:
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          @Negatto: I’m betting you are currently ranked 8th or 10th?

          • Negatto says:
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            @CL: Actually 12th right now, but last year I was in the same boat, dragging early and missed winning the league by a point.

            Just being patient and picking up any valuable castoffs that I may need. I do think that my pitching may need to improve a bit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should own Moore or Garcia anymore… Your offense will pick up, you look like you had some bad luck… You should trade a starter for a 3rd baseman, maybe Donaldson, drop your two 3rd basemen you have, then play waivers for another starter until one sticks…

      • Negatto says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Need to buy you a daiquiri.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  14. CommissionerGordon says:
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    Pick one for a QS league to pick up and start for the next few weeks (or longer) – Lohse, Travis Wood, Chavez or, Quintana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  15. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Catcher questions are just an occupational hazard, man.

    Like that guy who always asks “Hey, where do we keep the printer cartridges?”

    “IN THE CABNIET! THE CABINET! ALWAYS IN THE CABINET! SAME AS LAST WEEK, MORON!”

    I’m sorry about that. No day games on Friday make me cranky.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice…

  16. CL says:
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    I just picked up EY2 and am playing him over Pence in RF. Wanna fight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weapons involved?

  17. gareth says:
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    Ok. Youve talked me off the ledge in regards to gyorko. I’ll be patient.
    Ive actually got 2 second baseman who are cold right now (kipnis, gyorko). It sucks.

    You’re So right about drafting padres though – saw them in Cleveland this week and their offense stinks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s not cute… Like cats!

  18. Jon says:
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    I have both Kemp and Zimmerman on my team. Haha. (I’m laughing at my own misfortune)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Jacks says:
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        @Grey: In the same place. First time Kemp and RZimm owner. I’m still hopeful. Cortisone shots propel RZimm into Superman mode, so here’s hoping he visits the doc soon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully

  19. Picard56 says:
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    Hey the Gyorko store called… Wait this was already a joke on here :/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  20. My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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    Great points on gyorko and the not dropping anyone drafted in your first 10 rounds in the first month rule! It’s crazy how many people have no patience in fantasy baseball when patience is what winning fantasy baseball is all about! O well.. I get to pickup all these great steals people are dropping so I can’t complain. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, no problem

  21. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Like Aquaman waiting around for the Justice League to encounter water, I have nothing of worth to add to this conversation.

    But, speaking of the whacky random variances caused by being only two weeks in- I’m in first place in my RCL league and in last place in my other league. I am simultaneously the best worst manager ever. The worst best? You get the point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup and yup

  22. Snake Hips says:
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    Would you take Smoak over any of Kubel, Laroche, solarte, ozuna, yellich, plouff.
    H2H points league. Would be for my utility position.

    • My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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      @Snake Hips: yep

    • JoeC says:
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      @Snake Hips: Jesus, no! I don’t understand the underappreciation that clings to Adam LaRoche like a cheap cologne.

      LaRoche is the Mexican housekeeper who makes all your lunches and cleans your toilet, but never receives a Christmas bonus. LaRoche is the hair in your nostrils that keeps allergens and germs from invading your holy temple, yet is razored like it’s a muff mop gone wild.

      Give some love to LaRoche. I smell a t-shirt design! I’ll make a killing in Maryland (or wherever they play).

  23. Anson Wells says:
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    Everyone loves the top of their staff….that’s really anyone ever plays with, right? It’s what gets the girls in my opinion. But that just leaves a sad, bottom half of the staff.
    Grey, can you work over the bottom half of my staff?
    1pt = .3 inning
    1pt = K’s
    3pt = QS
    7pt = Win
    -5pt = Lose
    -1pt = Walks, hits, runs
    Huge points for CG, CGSO, NH, & PG

    The 5 guys I currently have…
    Lincecum
    Mejia
    Neise
    Roark
    Leake

    Waiver options…
    Jesse Chavez
    Brandon Morrow
    Jordan Lyles
    Robbie Erlin
    John Danks
    Jeremy Guthrie
    Tom Koehler
    Robbie Ross
    Edison Volquez
    Tanner Scheppers

    I think Neise, Mejia and Lincecum will stick. But you rather have any of those guys over my 5 guys? If so, who for who?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Lincecum and Niese for Chavez and streamer

      • Anson Wells says:
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        You prefer Roark and Leake to Neise? I guess I thought you were lower on those guys.

        @Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t like any of them really, but they’re doing okay for now

          • Anson Wells says:
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            Dustin McGowan is there as well.
            Thanks as always homie…
            @Grey:

        • JoeC says:
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          @Anson Wells: I disagree with the Great Grey One on this point. Roarke and Leake can’t hold Niese’s jock.

          Sure, Niese was pu to the trid with a bum rotator cuff last year, but was solid post-recovery and his 2012 season still gets me wet (as a man, this is somewhat embarrassing). Plus he plays half his games in MetCo. Gotta love that.

          Leake is #2 in this list, but he plays in a bandbox and he’s not nearly as dominant as Niese, with a pathetic career K/9 of 5.9 (as opposed to Niese’s 7.3).

          Roark, I don’t trust at all, since his Minor League record doesn’t really support what he did in 2013 in the Majors. However, perhaps he “discovered” something at age 26 (now 27) and has come into his own. Certainly his 2013 season was stellar at both triple A and the majors. But I’m Missouri on him until he proves me wrong over time. When Fister comes back, he’ll also be demoted to the 5th starter, with likely occasional skipped starts so… no.

  24. Spackler says:
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    Morrow’s velocity is up, his SIERA is way low, and he has good match-ups next week. As a post-hype, post-injury, post-apocalypse sleeper, can’t we buy, just this once?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, but if you buy too hard, he will get hurt

  25. Sticks11 says:
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    I know JB likes Smyly, lose him for Chavez ROS or are they pretty close in your opinion? Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him for Chavez

  26. Steven says:
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    Sir Grey, I need your help.

    10 Team League, H2H

    C: Castro
    1B: Goldschmidt
    2B: Rendon
    3B: Seager
    SS: Segura
    CI: Rizzo
    MI: B.Miller
    LF: CarGo
    CF: Myers
    RF: Bruce
    OF: Marte
    UTIL: Fowler
    BN: Arenado
    BN: Butler
    BN: Ozuna
    BN: Simmons

    SP: Verlander, Cobb, Tillman, Fister, Eovaldi, Porcello, Wood
    RP: Balfour, Janssen, Lindstrom, Veras

    Would you make any changes? Do I need a top10 SP? Not that he’s a top10 pitcher, but I thought about buying low on Homer Bailey.
    And, should I sell my whole team for Abreu? Because I WANT HIM!

    Thank you very much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have plenty of pitching… I would consolidate my bat bench for an arm… You can upgrade Wood by packaging Butler and Simmons…

  27. Picard56 says:
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    Grey, Who is that guy in your avatar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What I see in the mirror

      • Birdmann says:
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        @Grey: wow same for me!

        • Pops says:
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          @Birdmann: Me Too

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        @Grey:

        Hahaha

    • Asst2RegionalMgr says:
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      @Picard56: Isn’t the first Police Academy a must watch? Watch that and then you will know who is used for Grey’s avatar.
      - I’m Copeland sir, Chad Copeland.
      - Good for you

  28. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Actually I’ll take that back… Chavez and Richards both intrigue me.

    Added Richards last week and was very happy when he looked great against a decent-ish Mariners lineup.

    But Chavez playing in that cavernous excuse for a ballpark in Oakland is giving me tingles and reminds me of how Bartolo Colon looked like the second coming of Cy Young in that park. (Now he just looks like the second coming of late-career Marlon Brando. Did the Mets make him an offer he couldn’t refuse or was it the other way around?)

    If you could only let one twirl that fabulous mustache of yours, which would it be?

    I’ve also got Martin Perez bringing up the back of my rotation. If the Rangers bullpen hadn’t blown that game the other day, we’d probably be talking about him as an up-and-comer. Feeling more confident about Chavez or Richards than Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I ranked Perez… I prefer Chavez

  29. Cmoney says:
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    Grey
    11 teams
    I’ve been offered Desmond Jennings and Arenado for Marte. I have Todd Frazier at 3b but I’d like to upgrade
    should I trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  30. Phil says:
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    Pick up Chavez and drop Nava? Or Pick up Chavez and drop Hendersen?
    Or doing nothing ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nava

      • Phil says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: SORRY I MEAN NOVA.

        • JoeC says:
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          @Phil: Nova doesn’t have his fastball under command right now. He’s a mess. Obviously, when he puts it all together, he’s very rosterable, but that time is not now.

          Definitely Chavez over Nova for right now. Keep an eye on Nova though. He’ll probably get it together at some point this season and jump ahead of Chavez, who is due for a bit of correction.

  31. AJ says:
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    Drop Yelich for Kubel?

    Others are Jay Bruce, Wil Myers, Brandon Moss and Kelly Johnson (eligibility wise)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: What about Morneau for Kubel?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s fine…

          • AJ says:
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            @Grey: …but..?

  32. Sad Keanu says:
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    Better stream on Sunday: Perez or Vargas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What does SON say? Perez…

      • Sad Keanu says:
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        @Grey: SON is not showing Perez for 4/13. Maybe I’m missing something?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure, on my phone

          • Simply Fred

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            @Grey: perez shows Monday vs. Elias at -.2. vargas sunday at 5.8.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

  33. BringDaRuckus says:
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    Morse or Ozuna?

    Also Gattis, Yan Gomes, or Jason Castro ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna… Castro

  34. Sad Keanu says:
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    It’s only week 2 and people are saying “ROS” already. I hate ROS. Everyone who comes to razzball.com is a rosterbator so there’s no point in saying ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, totally agree… It actually cause me to give different advice than if it’s just for a hot bat but I don’t think people realize that… Someone says ROS and assume it’s limited roster move league

      • BringDaRuckus says:
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        @Grey:

        Grey, your right on the league being a limited roster type of league. Otherwise I wouldn’t be asking about ROS. If the moves were unlimited I could care less. Didn’t know so many people consider the ROS tag a taboo.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No worries, just saying it causes me to give a different answer than I might…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: that’s why i ask ROS or not, since i assume it’s not unless i say so. A hot batter is completely different than a guy expected to hit well in 3 weeks/months down road.

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Sad Keanu: I rather believe there is no point to make a comment like that. I for my one, i am pretty much interessted in ROS evaluations. Why? Simply because in our leagues moves are limited. We can not stream, drop and add people at will and this is why its extremly important to not misjudge and miscalculate many players you add and drop.

      • Curt says:
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        @Moscowitz: I agree….My league is a keeper league that uses a Free Agent Budget, where streaming doesn’t mean crap to me……….BTW, I hear “streaming” way more then “ROS”

  35. SteveNZ says:
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    Is Zimmermann and Heyward too much for Adam Jones? 12-team H2H, OBP as well as AVG…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Or not enough?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Doesn’t sound like enough honestly but I don’t know what the other person thinks…

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: Neither do I. Let’s find out together!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

  36. Jack says:
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    Need WHIP for H2H. Should I trust SON when it says Joe Kelly will have a 1.22 WHIP vs the Cubs tonight? I know the Cubs are bad but ZIPS/Steamer have him at 1.41 for the year. Would Milone be better? SON has him at 1.26.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Kelly, but don’t like either

  37. Jayson says:
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    I did a buy for Billy Hamilton (right before the game he starting hit) for Sonny Gray (who I felt was a Sell-Sell-Sell). Wise move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  38. Tio says:
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    You like Chavez better than Kluber?

    I have a Mariner ticket with your name on it next time you are in Seattle. Your endorsement has changed the lives of Abe Almonte and Brad Miller.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, thanks! I’d go Chavez

  39. Wake Up says:
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    Josh Full of Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy…………………………………..

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: you’re pushing on copyright infringement

  40. EJ says:
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    Kole Calhoun or Jason Kubel? 14-team Roto….also what is going on with McCutchen? Great blogs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kubel… Thanks!

  41. Deck says:
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    Managed to pick up both Gyorko and Hosmer off of waivers in the first 10 days of the season. Now I have Hosmer/Rizzo and Gyorko/Machado/Cano hold em all or who should I look to move based on value?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold until they’re hot

      • Party Boy John says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: OZUNA! or khris davis

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ozuna

  42. Phil says:
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    Sorry please let me star again.

    Pick up Chavez and drop NOVA (not nava) Or Pick up Chavez and drop Hendersen?
    Or doing nothing ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova

    • JoeC says:
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      @Phil: Obviously disagree with The Greyster here (yes, I’m due for a short career!). Already spelled out my objections to Nova above, but I’m also not on the Henderson train either. The original K-Rod has been *awesome* as the Brewers’ closer (yes, I know, SSS) and I don’t see the Brew Crew just handing the closer job to Henderson on a plate “just because”. Until K-Rod falters, I think the job will remain his.

  43. Nik says:
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    would you stream Roark or Kelly today?

    this is my staff; Baily, Buchholz, Pineda, Wood, Archer, Miller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  44. Bone Face n Harmony says:
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    Who do you like more for power, LaRoche or Ozuna? Ive got an OF/UTIL of Rios, Marte, Myers, Bonifacio, D Brown in a 12T H2H which has been solid except for the negative amount of home runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche

  45. Matzah Ball Soup says:
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    just got offered King Felix, Chapman, and Ryan Howard for my Pujols, Porcello and Pagan. Huge downgrade on offense, but have to accept, right?

    other pitchers are bailey, cobb, gray, cingrani, ventura, masterson, eovaldi, perkins, hawkings, broxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Mitch says:
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        @Grey: what’s your reason for the hold? Pitching strong enough as is? Feel I’m getting good value for a risky pujols but you’re the man with the ‘Stache.

  46. Jimbo says:
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    15 team league. Rotating Kluber, Eovaldi, Kelly, Miley and Tyson Ross as my 5-7 slots. Who would you drop for Chavez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miley

  47. Picard56 says:
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    Do you think Jack Bauer’s nephew, Trevor, may of figured things out? Or should he just focus on consummate4sight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wasn’t he sent back down?

    • gareth says:
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      @Picard56:I saw him live the other day and he looked fantastic. Night and day to what he was in his last mlb appearance. The thing that stood out most was his stillness and composure on the mound. His control was excellent too. There was a buzz after the game (even though the Indians lost) from both fans and the indians organisation. He’d definitely be a nice pick up if the Indians decide to demote someone. The ace potential is still there.

      • JoeC says:
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        @gareth: Maybe. But he did the same thing in Spring: looked great, then absolutely blew up. I still don’t think the consistency is there and wonder if it ever will be. To be an ace, you have to avoid multiple DISastrous starts and I think Bauer is just an accident waiting to happen.

        Like most American food, I think he needs more seasoning.

  48. psmith says:
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    Drop Mejia for Chavez?

  49. Fister Furbush says:
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    I can’t wait for today’s games to start. There are about a half dozen Aces going today. Who are you most excited about watching tonight Grey?

    • gareth says:
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      @Fister Furbush: don’t think there’s a more exiting pitcher right now than jose Fernandez. Him facing AJ Burnett seems like the best matchup of the night.

      Meanwhile my Dad is super exited to see the Aces of the red sox and Yankees duke it out.
      C.C. versus Lester. Hello 2008!

    • JoeC says:
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      @Fister Furbush: F-Her was pretty awesome. That guy just pwns the A’s (which is my team, so it hurts!).

      Ryu, while not an ace per se, pitched very well and made up for that shellacking he took in his last start.

      David Price is a man and might just be showing that rumors of his demise were greatly exagerrated. I’m a little bum I don’t own him this season, since he was coming at a bit of a discount.

      JoFer proved to be human after all. Cashner was AWESOME!

  50. FKuzmich says:
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    Where do they deport gays to, Grey?

    • don't take it personal says:
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      @FKuzmich:

      where ever they go, it’s not al ong process because their shizz is already packed…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Michigan

    • gareth says:
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      @FKuzmich:that question you asked grey – sounds like a right wing country song.

  51. Fungazi says:
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    Sold Zimmer for Greinke a week before the season because he is who I thought he is.

    • JoeC says:
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      @Fungazi: Yep. I owned him last season and it was hell. Of course I traded him in June and he went on to have a great second half, but that’s because he hate me.

      I will never own that turd again. Underpowered, chicken-armed, Lucy with the football. No thanks.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @JoeC: I know! Exactly the same reason I wanted to get rid of him, if you have owned him for a season you know the struggles. I had him in a keeper but I couldn’t pass up the pre-season value to not keep him. I almost straight dropped him 2 seasons ago, but he went on to destroy August or Sept, just like you are talking about.

  52. Spencer says:
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    I love these trigger happy owners in the first couple weeks! I drafted Gyorko for my 2B but was able to get Altuve when one of our owners dropped him the first week. I’ll take that all day! I can roll with Altuve until Gyorko decides to wake up and be happy as can be!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

      • Lord Baldrick says:
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        @Grey: Note that Jedd has lousy matchups this weekend (Poorcello/Verlander/Max) so expect more short-term pain, not to mention complaints on this thread.

        I’m very happy to have him and bench him for a few more days – matchups looks much better next week….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya…

    • Gonzo_The_Great says:
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      @Spencer: I’m always shocked when I read the comments and I hear tell of these leagues where stuff like this happens. Altuve was a 5th Rounder in one of my leagues. Someone dropped a 5th rounder based on a bad week?!?!

  53. Jay, not JayWrong says:
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    how concerned should we be about Beltre?

    I have gyorko that I can move into 3B for now.

    it’s too early this season, but I’m concerned about his keepability? better to trade him off this season or wait it out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get but I’d be concerned

  54. Anthony says:
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    Grey, is Salazar going to figure out how to last 6 innings this year or is he a young Scherzer all over again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Might be a young Scherzer, too early to say

  55. gareth says:
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    Why would you willing pronounce your name jerko?

    Its just so easy to make fun of or to use it as a lament when hes terrible at baseball (what a jerko!)

    Why doesn’t he pronounce it Gee-orko? Does he hate the annoying sidekick magician from He-Man?

    What a jerk. o.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @gareth: Why call anyone Jedd?

      • gareth says:
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        @Fungazi: his sister brother son named him.

  56. BERK! says:
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    Drop Arenado to make room for Ozuna in the UTIL spot, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  57. EJ says:
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    I’m reeling in my 14-team ESPN roto league and I need advice before I do something stupid. Here’s my team:
    C Tyler Flowers
    1B Mark Trumbo
    2B Ian Kinsler
    3B Matt Carpenter
    SS Jimmy Rollins
    2B/SS Brandon Phillips
    1B/3B Manny Machado
    OF Andrew McCutchen
    OF Alex Rios
    OF Carlos Beltran
    OF Nelson Cruz
    OF Christian Yelich
    UTIL Emilio Bonifacio
    Bench Norichika Aoki
    Bench Kole Calhoun
    Bench Kolten Wong
    DL Wilson Ramos

    P Koji Uehara
    P Tony Cingrani
    P Alex Wood
    P Chris Archer
    P Ryan Cook
    P Luke Gregerson
    P Taijuan Walker
    P Nate Eovaldi
    P Tyler Skaggs

    I was happy with my team, but they have underperformed (I know it is early). I thought I had a great offense and a young pitching staff and was very well balanced. I think I need another closer and can afford to get rid of a 2B. What would you recommend? Any glaring weaknesses? I love your blog — very funny and helpful. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d be concerned about your whole offense… Rollins, Machado and Phillips are an issue

      • EJ says:
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        @Grey: I’m trying to trade Phillips for Kimbrel or Janssen. IIs Machado worth waiting to get off DL? I plan to pickup Baez as my SS. So you’d try to trade/drop all three of them? Not much left out there in the 14-team league. McCutchen has stunk all year. Is it a good time to try to trade him? I’m open to any ideas. Your pitching blogs have really helped me pickup some gems at discounts. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure Machado is worth waiting for if you have a DL slot… I wouldn’t drop them, I wouldn’t drafted them either as I say in my rankings…

          • EJ says:
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            @Grey: Thanks I’ll try to trade them. I should have started reading your blog before the draft! At least the season is still young and I have time to recover.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, no problem

  58. MARLINS ARE THE BEST TEAM IN BASEBALL says:
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    Who would you rather have Jose abreu or hosmer + mike minor?

  59. Jim says:
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    I’m in a 10 team mixed 5×5 yahoo league. It’s shallow, no CI or MI and only 3 OF AND 1 UTIL.

    here is my lineup:
    Gomes
    Votto
    Hill
    Zimmerman
    Hardy
    Trout
    Gomez
    Rios
    J. Abreu

    I’ve been patchworking 3B and SS due to Zimmerman and hardys injuries. I’ve got a nine in HR and a 2 in SB. I’m trying to decide on Owings or Villar to replace hardy. What do you think? Of those three SS who do you like rest of year? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  60. Mr. White says:
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    Grey –
    start/sit 10 team 5×5
    Apple Juice Burnett vs. Marlins
    Tehran vs. Washington

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start both

  61. Tyler says:
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    10 team H2h keeper league….I’ve got Castellanos and Boegarts at 3b….so I’m looking at dropping Arenado as well as one of my 4 closers for more SP depth. On the wire are Paxton, Hammel, Straily, Leake, Kelly, and Kennedy. Where should I clip for more P depth? I’m thinking of cutting 2 and picking up Paxton and Straily? Standard categories.

    C-posey
    1b-Craig
    2b-Rendon
    3b- castellanos
    Ss-segura
    If-Hosmer
    of-Braun
    Of- McCutchen
    Of- Heyward
    UTL-pagan
    UTL-Boegarts

    Bn-d. Gordon

    Sp- Fernandez
    Sp- Ryu
    Sp- Gallardo
    RP- Nathan
    RP- Soriano
    P- Kazmir
    P- Ventura
    P- Archer

    Bn- E. Santana, Papelbon

    DL-Iwakuma, Robertson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  62. The Vaporizers says:
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    Rest of Season – Rick Porcello or Jesse Chavez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

      • The Vaporizers says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. I’m surprised to see how much the stream-o-nator hates Chavez’s next start vs LAA, $0

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah not sure

  63. Charlie says:
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    Grey, I’m a little light on closers. Only have 2. Do you think I should drop any of my starters for either Broxton or Valverde?

    SP – Sale, Liriano, Kluber, Kazmir, Gray, Pineda, Eovaldi, Cobb, Holland (DL)
    RP – Frieri, Rodney

    Thanks and happy almost Passover to you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, I’d hold… Ma nish ta nah!

    • Charlie says:
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      @Charlie:

      Follow up question, do you think I should pick up Jesse Chavez over any one of my starters? Which route would you go, drop a sp for Broxton/Valverde, drop a sp for Jesse Chavez, or hold? Thanks!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hold

        • Charlie says:
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          @Grey:

          Thanks!

  64. Greyismyhero says:
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    Just dropping my bong long enough to chime in…..I’m getting ready for some Friday night baseball baby!!! wooo…..I think the below prior post is worth repeating, repeating, repeating here for newbies and maybe some older fellows……Key here is advice in Greys reply….

    Sad Keanu says: It’s only week 2 and people are saying “ROS” already. I hate ROS. Everyone who comes to razzball.com is a rosterbator so there’s no point in saying ROS.

    Grey says: Yeah, totally agree… It actually cause me to give different advice than if it’s just for a hot bat but I don’t think people realize that… Someone says ROS and assume it’s limited roster move league

    Have a good one Grey!!! SMOKE——- PEACE!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoke it!

  65. Milarky says:
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    If I can get Minor and Cespedes for Greinke, pull the trigger? He offered me Fister and Cespedes, but not sure I trust Fister, and I don’t like the drop in Ks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: How do you like Minor this year? I could use Cespedes in my OF with the Avisail injury, but want a good Greinke replacement.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t like him much… It’s in the rankings…

  66. KillerB says:
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    Blackmon or Ozuna ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

    • JoeC says:
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      @KillerB: See, me personally? I *always* bet on Black(mon).

  67. Clubber Lane says:
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    Hey Grey Matter- Do you think that that Dayan Viciedo is a good pick up for those of us that lost A. Garcia? I’m hoping that he tries to prove a point with his new found PT.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not

  68. TheBurghler says:
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    AL only 10 team, standard cats plus QS, K/9, K/BB

    Pick 2 out of these 3…McAllister, Chavez, Smyly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not McAllister

  69. gareth says:
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    Indians face Sale tonight.

    Indians bats are silent right now.

    The math and common sense would surmise………

  70. Wboggs says:
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    Was offered seager and rios for Zimmerman and aoki. I have Zimmerman. I also have arenado. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rios

  71. King Andrus says:
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    Grey,
    10-man, 6×6(OPS,QS), H2HEach, Standard Roster

    SP- JFer, Zimmerman, Teheran, Cobb, Gray, Liriano, Porcello, AWood
    RP- Romo, Soria, Lindstrom

    FA- TWalker, Eovaldi, Smyly, Skaggs, Richards, Chavez, Kluber, Gee
    Broxton, Gregerson, Veras, Henderson, Crain

    Should I hold or do u see anyone worth swapping? Closers aren’t too strong so thinking about maybe adding a 4th who do u like the best? Any advice is greatly appreciated!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing worth swapping… Veras

      • King Andrus says:
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        @Grey: thanks, one more ?…Phillips & Lindstrom or Gyorko & Balfour

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gyorko

  72. SpottieOttieDopaliscious says:
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    Need a 3b in my 12-team H2H points league and trying to determine which of my starters makes the best trade bait for Sandoval

    Starters: Felix/Greinke/Latos/Hamels/Walker/Ventura/Skaggs
    Relievers: Jansen/Street/Gregorson/Henderson/Veras

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos

  73. Oppo Taco says:
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    Mcallister mejia or Chavez? I’ve got an extra roster spot since I dropped junior miggy…sounds like a hamburger. Thanks grey.
    Rotation : MadBum cole, Salazar, Pineda, Ross, masterson erasmo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  74. MC says:
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    10 team Roto, 8 x 7 (R, H, RBI, HR, SB, AVG, BB, XBH) x (W, CG, K, ERA, WHIP, SV, HR)

    Team:
    C – Mesoraco (lost Ramos)
    1B – Fielder
    2B – Hill
    SS – Andrus
    3B – Miggy
    CI – Zimmerman
    MI – Gyorko
    OF – Harper
    OF – Bruce
    OF – Upton
    UT – Myers
    BN: B Miller, Revere, Morse, Calhoun, K Davis

    SP: Jo Fer, Gio, Tehran, Cobb, Masterson
    R: Perkins, Frieri, Hunter

    I’m in 8th and a little annoyed, looking to trade to liven things up…

    Offered Zimmerman and Myers for Chris Davis

    Thoughts? Any weaknesses I should fill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis side

  75. T_ro23 says:
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    Traded away Zimmerman and Soriano to a Yankee fan for Sandoval and Myers. I think I got a great deal, what do you think?

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      @T_ro23: I’d be pissed if I were in your league…. #fleece

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  76. Zimmerman or Headly ?

    Where does Ervin Santana fall in the buy / sell spectrum after 1 start?

    • @Noontime:

      Specifically;

      Zimmerman, Erv Santana
      For
      Headly, Ortiz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmerman… I went over Ervin after his start

  77. Ghost Face Miller says:
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    Any idea if Chris Carter is worth holding on to? Drop for Cain?

    Slim pickings and i need power and speed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for power otherwise go to Cain

  78. Robby D says:
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    Shamatt Pallton? You don’t want him for closer, he’s a probate attorney out on Long Island. Wouldn’t know his yarmulke from a rosin bag, but the man works wonders around estate issues in the event of your father having a spilkas down the stairs.

    I don’t want to seem anti-semitic, but Pallton is Sanford Braun. If you’re looking to make him the closing Moses of your team, well lets just say you’ll be wandering in the desert for a long time if you know what I mean. L’chaim on the success of this website of yours. It seems very nice, and is much better than the advice I gave you to go to medical school. Say hi to your mother for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

    • Game of Throws says:
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      @Grey: amazing@Robby D: amazing

  79. Let ARoid Play! says:
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    Hello again Grey,
    Would you add Chavez over say Erasmo or Tanner Roarke in a 10 Team H2H Points League? My overall team is pretty weak and my SPs generally suck. The fact that Chavez is an RP where he could start from that spot (more points for Starters) would seem to make him attractive.

    Thanks much Grey and please continue to have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Roark

  80. Josh O'Neil says:
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    Grey – How do you rank the following in a non-keeper:
    Haren, Eovaldi, Walker, Chavez ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, Eovaldi

  81. Cram It says:
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    Delmon Young on the buy radar? Hitting second in that lineup a few days in a row now. Need to see more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d own him if I had a slot

  82. Jay says:
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    who do i dump once Walker comes off DL?

    Kluber, Chavez, Porcello, Cain, Lester, Tillman?

    as sad as it is, my best hope is that beltre goes on the Dl at the same time Walker comes off. Beltre is currently my only bench bat with gyorko playing third. Can’t afford to drop a bat in this case.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber or Chavez

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: you see these so about equal value?

        • Jason says:
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          @Jason: these two, not these so

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  83. Eddy says:
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    Nice Valverde blurb!

    I saw Usual Suspects for the first time a couple weeks. So good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  84. Eric says:
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    Haha what do you think about this trade? It’s in the works and the reaction is positive.

    I give Ryan Zimmerman, Anibal Sanchez, and Corey Hart for Chris Sale and Josh Donaldson.

    Corey Hart has extra value in our league because of the additional CI spot but I have Pujols and Goldy holding up my 1B and CI.

  85. Free Max B says:
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    How would you feel about packaging Ryan Zimm and Scherzer for either Longo/Greinke or Hanley/Wood?

    12 team, Yahoo, H2H, with OPS and QS. Keeper League, but everyone mentioned (other than Zimmerman) was kept this year and will be available to draft next year.

    Rest of team:

    C- Lucroy
    1st – Goldy
    2nd – Gyorko
    3rd – Zimmerman
    SS – Miller
    OF- MtCutchen
    OF – CarGo (Rockies)
    OF – Myers
    Util – Billy Hamilton
    Util – Myers
    Bn – Wong

    SP – Scherzer
    SP – Zimmerman
    SP – Liriano
    SP – Tillman
    SP – Masterson
    SP – Porcello
    RP- Balfour
    RP – Veras
    RP- Lindstrom
    RP- Santos
    RP- Gregerson
    DL- Walker
    DL- Fister

    Is my staff safe with Scherzer replaced? Or should I target maybe like Machado for Ryan straight up?

    • Free Max B says:
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      @Free Max B: Forgot to mention: I have Eovaldi as well, and Wood was not kept. My bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take the upgrade on the bats… Longo first there…

  86. Scooterboy says:
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    I got offered Alex Rios for Huston Street. Seems like a good trade to me. But would rather have your opinions, since this is only my second year playing fantasy.

    My offense is
    C Wieters
    1B Goldy
    2B Gyorko
    3B Longoria
    SS Segura
    MI Kendrick
    CI Pujols
    OF Braun
    OF Harper
    OF Gordon
    OF Myers
    OF Moss
    U Rizzo
    Bench: Pagan

    SP Fernandez
    SP Bumgarner
    SP Teheran
    SP Liriano
    SP Cobb
    SP Gray
    SP Masterson
    SP Skaggs (streaming)
    RP Rosenthal
    RP Grilli
    RP Street
    RP Soria

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Rios

      • Scooterboy says:
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        @Grey: Okay thanks. Which current OF should I drop, If you don’t mind me asking.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pagan

          • Scooterboy says:
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            @Grey: He getting cold feet now. He just contacted me and asked who else i’d throw in the deal. Would you still make he deal by throwing in pagan? Sorry, I know i’ve asked you a bunch of questions, but would really like to make this deal.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

  87. Jason says:
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    My Votto for his cargo lite?
    Have hosmer to cover 1B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Votto

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: thanks greydawg. Just curious, you wrote you’d take Votto. Is that personal preference on this one? Is it close?

        Recent happenings have made abreu available and I could possibly replace Votto with abreu. Depending in his cost.

        Did someone really have the nerve, or noive if curly is reading, to suggest you go to medical school? I mean how selfish would that have been that you wouldn’t be able to tell us all which catcher is a better option? Sheesh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Imagine me a doctor?! I like Votto, Abreu looks good but he has nine days in the US… He’s not at Votto’s level yet…

          • Jason says:
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            @Grey: paging dr Albright, dr Albright to the OR

            Yeah I get it with abreu. Dude dies look good though. I liked the Cuban big hurt reference.

            I meant was it close between Votto for cargo lite if I had hosmer or abreu to fill in? My current hitters are Rosario, Votto, kipnis, beltre/gyorko, Andrus, hosmer, Stanton, Gordon, melky, Aaron hill.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… Yeah, it’s not crazy at all…

  88. Game of Throws says:
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    In a 10 team keeper league:

    Verlander and Myers for Adam Jones and Tijuan Walker?

    which side you like?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  89. Zander says:
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    My starters are Goldschmidt, Gyorko, Donaldson, D Gordon, Trout, Puig, Cespedes, Ortiz, B Moss

    Drop either of my bench bats (Todd Frazier, Kolten Wong) for deez guys?

    Justin Smoak, Jason Kubel, Marcel Ozuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  90. The Fridge says:
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    Pick one: Rajai, Kubel, Ozuna, Yellich, Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna, depends on needs

  91. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    hay Grey – drop K-Rod for Gregerson? Or try and package 2 of Veras/K-Rod/(just threw up a little)/Valverde for Cishek or something?! ?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try for Cishek

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Grey: OH MY GOD I HATE VERAS – he might be the worst of those 3!

        • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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          @SheriffMcRawDawg: please tell me to drop him for mujica or something

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me too!

  92. Swfcdan says:
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    Free Wily (pitch him) tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  93. B.o.B says:
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    I have Jose Reyes and Mat Latos on my 2 DL spots with Hamilton just taking up a bench spot. Is Hamilton worth hanging on to? Thinking of dropping him for Morse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold him

  94. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Chavez or Vargas? QS league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

    • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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      @FrankGrimes: HAHAHHAHA! it’s like jim johnson coming in for the 9th

    • JoeC says:
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      @FrankGrimes: The death of America? Those grossly fattened bellies, the rising pyramid of empty beer cans, the inability to run 25 yards without falling on your face… sigh… well, at least I like Chinese food.

  95. Swfcdan says:
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    Anyone else think CC shouldnt have lost that weight? He obviously needed that fat for his heater.

    Get fat again CC!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He didn’t have it last year after his elbow surgery

  96. Mitch says:
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    Wright chapman for pujols porcello pagan. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols

  97. Oppo Taco says:
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    how are you handling Gyorko in daily leagues? I’ve got him and bonafacio to decide over every day at 3b. follow hitter tron or start bonafacio until the jeddi returns? or just keep gyork’in it. thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure you can bench him for the time being…

  98. crazyeyes says:
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    Shrimp called. They’re running out of ocean!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  99. Busher says:
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    In this 12 teamer with OBP & SLG…my lineup (no bench bats, 3OF 1 UTIL):

    Chooch – Votto – Miller – Gyorko – Andrus – McCutchen – Bautista – Bruce – Abreu

    Drop Chooch for Mesoraco? Not sure if Ruiz’ value goes up in OBP league…

    For 3B: drop Gyorko for Frazier/Arenado or trade Gyorko+pitcher (Cashner, Homer, Teheran) for a Donaldson/Alvarez?

    Thanks for any thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Mesoraco

  100. Lemmingness says:
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    10 team H2H Weekly points league (K’s -1 pt, Saves are 4 pts, W/L are +/-4 pts, everything else standard)

    Trying to trade for Abreu, how do these four options sound?

    My Jay Bruce + (B Philips OR Glen Perkins OR Liriano OR Cueto) for his Marte + Abreu

    Abreu would replace Philips in my IF spot
    Current SP are Darvish, Scherzer, Cueto, Sabathia, Liriano, Gallardo, Kazmir
    RP spots are Perkins, Brothers, Alex Wood

    • Lemmingness says:
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      @Lemmingness: BTW QS are 3 pts, and I have Fister and David Robertson on the DL.

      Also, if I don’t trade away Philips, then I’ll have three spots for E5, Abreu, Philips, and Aramis Ramirez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid…

  101. Flunkie says:
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    Lose Kennedy, Skaggs, or Gee for Chavez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

  102. Scooterboy says:
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    He gets Huston Street and Angel Pagan. I get Alex Rios. Pull the trigger or hold?

    • Big League Wood says:
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      @Scooterboy:
      Pull trigger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tup

  103. Trymore says:
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    Belt and cingrani for freeman….which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  104. Mr. White says:
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    Pedroia has really dumped the bed for me thus far. Also, thoughts on AJ burnett? Is he droppable in a 10 team 5×5? Could pick up some speculative closers or a different starter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop him probably, but no idea of your options

  105. John says:
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    Was offered archer for myers few days ago turned it down casue I dont “need” another OF.
    -But now i am being offered to trade my Pineda for Myers?

    my of are jupton stanton harper Gordon and Dbrown.. one will eventually be traded dropped or benched.

    Do this trade? Better than archer trade I would say?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Myers

      • John says:
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        @Grey: End of day hes much better than D brown no? Once he gets out his funk!!

        • John says:
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          @John: Sizemore becoming more realistic pick up? similar to a D brown or not quite that trust level yet?

          Gyorko or Miller, im leaning speed and have miller but?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Sizemore’s nowhere near Brown… Gyorko…

            • John says:
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              @Grey: THink i confused some things there, Myers end of day much better than Brown…correct? Im just hesitant to trade arm for extra bat…. thanks again for help.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Myers is much better than Brown, see my rankings, they haven’t changed in a week…

  106. Mike says:
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    Cueto or Skaggs ROS??
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto

  107. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    haven’t had a chance to read either article
    or any of the comments , yet .
    will have to catch-up later .

    just wanted to say it was nice
    seeing EE hit a ball up the middle .
    maybe he’ll remember , now ,
    how to hit .
    here’s hoping .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  108. Derrick says:
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    Can someone tell me how ESPN determines the Waiver order at the beginning of the year?

    There is an owner complaning that since I am a co-league manager that I may have manipulated the order (which I didn’t) to make my team be #1 on the list.

    Any help here would be appreciated.

    • joeg414 says:
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      @Derrick:
      The Waiver order in the beging should start with the reverse of the leagues draft order. When a team makes a waiver clam, that team goes to last on the list.

    • 2000 Brain Cells ago says:
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      @Derrick: And if it was an auction, highest waiver priority goes to the team that left the most money on the table. In case of a tie (of which there are usually several), highest priority goes to the team that filled their roster first.

  109. y4 says:
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    What should I look to do with this team? 12 team 6×5 (ops) I mostly stream pitching
    c Rosario
    1b Fielder
    2b Pedroia
    3b Arenado
    Ss Owings
    of A.Jones
    Of Rios
    Of J.Upton
    U Pujols
    Bn Rizzo, Melky, Beltran, Bonifacio

    Sp Liriano, Shields, Peavy, Porcello, Gee, Erasmo, Lohse, T. Hudson
    Rp Sergio, Hawkins, Broxton, Kelley

  110. SteveNZ says:
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    Carlos Santana needs to get his act together, as it were.

  111. Dan says:
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    Awesome work Grey as always!

    I’m not usually one to take early season trade offers but the following was offered to me in a points league with quality starts.

    His: Shields/Pedroia/Rollins

    for my: Adam Jones/Prado/Samardzija

    My concern is that I give up some position flexibility with Prado, and that Rollins is essentially a bench player/borderline waiver wire fodder in a 12 team league.. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold… Thanks!

  112. ferris says:
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    Deep nl only head 2 head. Likely playoff team.

    mcgahee
    or
    aroldis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aroldis

  113. goodfold2 says:
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    scary game tonight with liriano vs peralta. i own liriano in over 80% of all leagues, and peralta in around 4 or so. started both everywhere. so far, so good, but long time to go.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: shame i don’t have tillman in more than the 1 or 2 i do have him in.

  114. JHS3 says:
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    12 team Roto league with OBP instead of average. I agree with you on Zimmerman and want to dump him. Longoria (very expensive), Sandoval and Aramis are on the wire. Who should I pick up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

  115. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Wow, Liriano is destroying the entirely right handed Brewers. 5 K and no baserunners in 3 IP, 32 pitches. Too bad he’s benched in all of my leagues. Sad faced emoticon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why are you benching him?

      • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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        @Grey: He’s had problems with righties on the road, and Milwaukee’s lineup is entirely right handed.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Shoop Da Whoop: i’m starting to feel kind of sick now. wish i had both those pitchers in the same amount of leagues.

        • Eddy says:
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          @Shoop Da Whoop: Hope you feel better about your decision to bench him now.

          • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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            @Eddy: Yup. Though the WHIP isn’t bad and the Ks are plentiful

  116. SteveNZ says:
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    The Curse of the Sell strikes!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t say I’m completely upset by it…

  117. Hondo says:
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    Zimm 2-3 with a 3 run homer

    Stealth cortisone shot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so…

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: Try to check out the Nat 5th inning with no outs.He ducked a broken bat going right at his head,dropped to his knee and started a double play.

        (Takes deep breath while thanking the 3B Carlos Santana Gods)

        Well,having Miggy doesn’t hurt.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  118. Los locos says:
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    10 team keeper

    QS ERA WHIP K/9 SV

    Pick up Chavez, elin or peralta?

    Pick up f rod street valverde santos

    Upgrade Cather? I have montero who is an upgrade zunino flowers Ruiz

    Brantley or pagan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez…. Street… Zunino… Brantley

  119. Him Tardaway says:
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    I can only keep one shortstop and one fictional villain. Alcides Escobar or Chris Owings and Darth Vader or Joffrey Baratheon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings, Joffrey

      • Him Tardaway says:
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        @Grey: Joffrey because he’s young and has more upside?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, because how the first three episodes ruined Darth…

          • Him Tardaway says:
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            @Grey: Good point. My main concern is that I assume that Joffrey will soon suffer a career ending injury.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              From a dragon?

              • Him Tardaway says:
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                @Grey: Could be. Or perhaps he gets the Private Pyle treatment from his own team. I am. In a world. Of shit.

              • Frank Own uh.. says:
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                @Grey: Id be less concerned with dragons if I were JB and more concerned with the prickly thorns that roses have…but that’s just me…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha

        • Frank Own uh.. says:
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          @Him Tardaway: upside is overrated and its only April….revisit this at the ASB…Owings will still be the right call, will JB? We shall see…

          • Him Tardaway says:
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            @Frank Own uh..: I’m afraid to wait until the ASB. I’ve been offered Hannibal Lecter and The Wicked Witch of the West for King Joffrey and Bodhi from Point Break. I think I’m going to take it.

            • Frank Own uh.. says:
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              @Him Tardaway: Jump on that trade!! I hope you’re not in one of those leagues where the other owners can Vote Against it!! Click accept and make Purple your new favorite color! Valar Morghulis

  120. Jon says:
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    Which of these RP would you cut ties with first in 5×5? Broxton, Cook, Veras, Melancon

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jon: melancon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cook

  121. Fish says:
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    Someone tried trading for my Gyorko with a can’t miss offer of Shawn “spell my last name with an ‘e’” Kelley and Emilio Bonifacio.

    I cried a little.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  122. Eddy says:
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    Where the Ks at this season, Teheran?

    • JoeC says:
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      @Eddy: In Kazahistan?

  123. J-FOH says:
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    son of a bench, I put Tillman in, ran out the door and forgot to hit submit

    • Hondo says:
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      @J-FOH: You should change your name to D-OH,

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

        • J-FOH

          J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: I was able to replace Moore with Tillman in the FCL…..One man gathers what another man spills. OK, why the f**k wasn’t he owned, they are taking this stream heavy own very few SP’s a little too far.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, that’s kinda crazy…

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Hondo: I’ve been known as J-DOH before

  124. Kerry Klug says:
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    Have Plouffe and RZimm, think I have a chance to get Cueto, Archer or ESantana for him? If so, who should I go after?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should easily get those guys

  125. marcus allen was good al says:
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    if you could only have two for the ros out of each these groups who would it be? thx

    closer: valverde, santos, puppet master?

    starter: kluber, peralta, chavez, erasmo, erlin (you could stretch this one to 3 if ya wanted)

    also its a dynasty format if that changes anything

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santos, Valverde…. Kluber, Erasmo, Wily

  126. Snake Hips says:
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    SON like schleppers at $14 vs HOU on Sunday… Do I trust the SON for a stream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  127. Ron says:
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    Which side you like better?

    A-Gon/R. Zimmerman or Baustista/Altuve

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

  128. David says:
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    Would like to pick up reynolds or chavez.

    Got alburquerque (insurance for Nathan), and doolittle and thorton hoping to catch up on saves.

    Any reason to drop any of these guys now for either of the two? It remains to be seen what’s going to happen in the ongoing early closer saga which is why my hesitation. Leaning towards Albur-q as droppable right now.

    Just in case for other options you can recommend, my lineup:
    C Gomes
    1b Encarnacion
    2b Pedroia
    3b Alvarez
    SS ECab
    MI Gyorko
    CI Pujols
    OF McCutcheon
    OF Bruce
    OF Cespedes
    DH Belt
    DH Jennings
    Bench: Ashe, Cain, Ozuna, Springer, Taveras
    SP: Cobb, Anibal, Salazar, Cashner, Porcello, Skaggs, Erasmo, Smyly, Griffin
    RP: Nathan, Soriano, Henderson, Doolittle, Alur-q, Thornton

    League is a keeper w/ K/9 & OPS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Thornton and Doolittle

  129. SteveNZ says:
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    Jeez, Stanton is swinging like a rusty gate…

  130. SteveNZ says:
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    That last minute decision to bench Papelbon worked out well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wish I would’ve benched Veras, for the season

  131. Kid A says:
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    Uehara with a dodgy shoulder. Mujica gets save.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dammit, missed him everywhere…

    • JoeC says:
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      @Kid A: If it’s a long-term thing, I’d place my money on Tazawa, since he’s a better pitcher than Mujica.

  132. Jason says:
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    Hey how much does a hit cost?

    • JoeC says:
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      @Jason: Say something mean about my girl and you get it for free! ;)

  133. Dan Rydell says:
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    Would you deal Zimmerman and Smoak for Segura and Markakis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  134. Kid A says:
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    San Diego wakes up right when I don’t need them to. YIPEE!

    *screamvomits*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

      • Ron says:
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        @Grey: I sat Gyorko and played Miller instead…of course SD would go off

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It always happens

  135. zix says:
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    Smoak or Morse?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  136. midnight mule says:
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    ploffe or headly,cant have both and the other will be taken

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Headley

  137. gareth says:
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    Veraaaasssss – nooooooooo!!!

    • midnight mule says:
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      @gareth: 2 strikes on molina and gives up a hit,then the old hbp,now the old wild pitch,he blows

    • Bane Cat says:
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      @gareth:

      Oh yes, Gareth, I was wondering what would break first, your spirit or your body?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, seriously

  138. Snake Hips says:
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    Ok to stream Hutchison tomorrow @ BAL? SON says $11.

    • Snake Hips says:
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      @Snake Hips: or Alfredo simon vs TB or Taylor Jordan @ATL? Which is the better play out of the 3?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  139. Mr. White says:
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    Who is next in line for the CHC? Is it Strop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  140. Cory says:
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    ozuna or asche? plenty deep at 3b and of

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  141. Carlos says:
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    I hate Veras with the heat of a thousand suns.

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Carlos: I hate all closers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I know

  142. frankgrimes says:
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    mad bum!

  143. Game of Throws says:
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    Too many potential closers not enough people to drop…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear that

  144. Ron says:
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    12-team OBP Roto – Seager, Laroche or Morse at Util?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  145. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    I like that Shuck and Jive!

    Picked him up Wednesday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  146. gareth says:
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    That was just plain ugly from veras. Spoiled a nice day from my starters (lester, price, sale).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, couldn’t even get a vulture win…

  147. gareth says:
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    Watching the indians white sox game I was Very impressed with Adam Eaton tonight.

  148. gareth says:
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    G3!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  149. Jupton '13 says:
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    I’m in a 10 team H2H, and I already have 3 solid SPs with Harper, Rios, and Jupton, and Pujols in my Util, and was offered this trade. I give up my Nelson Cruz and Kuroda for his Samardzija. Thoughts for keeper league ROS?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Jupton '13 says:
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      @Jupton ’13: Meant to to say 3 solid OFs . .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Samardzija

  150. Mr. White says:
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    I give my thanks to you for having me take BRAD MILLER.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  151. Frank Own uh.. says:
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    Loved Rosenthals first inning he pitched, and then, KAZAM!!!! Ugh….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  152. Fungazi says:
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    Your boy Rutledge getting some hits!

    Any chance that Castellanos or Henderson is droppable for potential saves from Mujica?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Henderson

  153. Flunkie says:
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    how do you feel about Rosenthal’s diminished velocity? hasn’t hit over 96 all week…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not concerned yet

  154. Lemmingness says:
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    Points league

    So my Jay Bruce + Cueto for his Abreu + Marte is good?
    Are you still higher on Liriano than Cueto (as in your preseason rankings)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  155. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G 12 team h2h drop chris carter for kubel or lake in my util spot? Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kubel

  156. Party Boy John says:
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    Miller or jerko pick only one

  157. The Muppet Maniac says:
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    Who should I drop for Chavez? Miley, Ubaldo or Kennedy?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @The Muppet Maniac: all of those could be dropped for chavez. worst is miley or ubaldo, probably ubaldo.

  158. I want a pretty girl from Indiana says:
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    I’m over 50, am I too old for a cougar?
    Also…
    Thinking about dropping Delgado, but I also have Beckett – who sucks worse rest of year? I want to pick up Dane De La Rosa for holds and possible saves. Yahoo 20 team h2h.

    And… I love Reddick, but he’s not returning my love, Drop for Shuck? (Same 20 team league).

    Thank you Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never too old for a Cougar… I’d drop Delgado…. Hold Reddick for now…

  159. anchovies says:
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    Lose Sabathia for…

    Smyly
    Richards
    Jesse Chavez
    Mujica

    thanks…catching up at 2:02 am, est

    • anchovies says:
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      @anchovies:

      add Gregerson
      and Ozuna to that bunch.

      thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mujica or Chavez, depends on needs…

      • anchovies says:
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        @Grey:

        i need saves more than i need a starter right now. also have Kluber. The rest i’m keeping for awhile.

        league counts qs and not not wins.

  160. Lemmingness says:
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    Thanks for the answers Grey. Last questions…

    Are you higher on Abreu now than when you ranked him 47th among batters and 13th among 1B in your preseason rankings? Or do you see him in the same range still?

    (Ist time ever playing fantasy baseball, so please forgive) How does points-league scoring affect the ranking of batters in standard 5×5 leagues (for example, guys like 1st basemen and Abreu ranked highly for their HR numbers in 5×5 leagues, are they any less valuable among all batters in points leagues with K’s -1)?

    Further, just how much more valuable do lower tier pitchers (like Cueto) become in points leagues vs category leagues? I get that aces become very valuable in points leagues, but are starting quality guys like Cueto any more or less replaceable than lower tier starting quality position players (Aramis Ramirez, for example)?

    I’m just trying to get an idea of evaluating value of hitters vs pitchers, especially in trades of hitters for pitchers in points leagues. Thanks a bunch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same range… Pitchers move up in Points Leagues….

  161. anchovies says:
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    errr…forget that second comment totally.

    we’ll just got with the initial question. zzzzzzz…..

  162. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Grey, tonight was more proof that baseball managers just suck at “managing” their bullpen studs. In St. Louis Trevor Rosenthal pitched in the tenth inning of a tie game. He was not closing a game – as per his role. No. He was pitching in a late inning tie.

    Fine. Okay. We ALWAYS see bullpen studs turn to jelly when they are asked to pitch outside of their comfort zone. But, you know, Rosenthal. So, he pitches a clean 10th. Great. But…what? He is going out for another inning? Wait…what? Oh, you now have him coming out again in a tie game? He’s going to throw ANOTHER inning? Why, exactly? Oh, because you phat-phuques can’t manage and would rather be cute? Great! So Rosenthal absolutely falls apart and is now likely not available for two or more days.

  163. Brett says:
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    Gray

    Vera’s is killing me I am in a league that has a category for hold and another for saves my relief pitchers are Vera’s rosenthal melancon Ogando my staff is Strasberg liriano Salazar gray Ross smyly Paxton. Do I cut Vera’s Paxton or Ross for a holds guy to help me in hold and ratios? My era and whip are awfull. However going to one closer stinks so does Vera’s. There is holds available Kelley casilla Wilson but little starting pitching on the wire top starters are Feldman Vargas Richardson wood Quintana Chen. To give you an idea of whether I should cut a starter Vera’s or stay with my current guys.

    Thanks for the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut Paxton

  164. Joesh says:
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    10man H2H,

    Hitting categories are H, R, HR, TB, RBI, BB, K, SB, AVG, OBP, SLG

    Jon Lester & Alex Rios for Joe Mauer & Eric Hosmer???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios

  165. Bi-Felicia says:
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    I just checked out your RCL #1 You have Plouffe & Colalabro too! Lmfao I own both of those schmos. Im in 2nd place too and our stats are almost identical. Weird! Last year we used the same 2nd/SS platoon pretty much the whole year also.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You check two days ago? I dropped them…. Wish I had Colabello yesterday though…

  166. skinny tires says:
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    Who’s the pick up: Walker (dl) or Paxton (dl)?

    Porcello laid an egg in SD last night. Do you rank him ahead of these 2?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker…Yes

    • JoeC says:
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      @skinny tires: I personally rank both Walker and Paxton ahead of Porcello. I have no idea why everyone is so in love with Mr. Mushroom.

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Jason: @JoeC: You’re not the greyt one though Joe.

        • JoeC says:
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          @Swfcdan: Truer words were never spoken. So take what I say with a very large grain of kosher salt.

          Still, the Porcello lovefest perplexes me. He’s a mediocre pitcher with a low K rate (5.5 career K/9). Just don’t see what’s so special about him and why he’s ever even considered rosterable in just about any league.

  167. Josh Freeman says:
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    Should I drop Venable for Bonifacio?

  168. The Flayed Man says:
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    His Brad Miller/Salazar for my Romo/Owings/Eovaldi? Looking to upgrade 2B. Don’t like Kendrick.

    Thanks.

    12 team Yahoo Roto 6 keepers.

    C Salvador Pérez
    1B Paul Goldschmidt (K)
    2B Howie Kendrick
    3B Miguel Cabrera (K)
    SS Jean Segura (K)
    CI Anthony Rizzo (K)
    MI Alcides Escobar
    OF Starling Marte (K), Alex Gordon, Jason Heyward, Marcell Ozuna
    Util Nolan Arenado
    BN Chris Owings, Nick Castellanos

    P Madison Bumgarner, Alex Cobb, Sonny Gray, Nathan Eovaldi, Erasmo Ramírez, Martín Pérez
    P Sergio Romo, Santos, Broxton, Cook
    BN Noah Syndergaard
    DL Aroldis Chapman (K)
    DL T Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

      • The Flayed Man says:
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        Thank you

  169. Shluff Dynasty says:
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    Thanks for taking time for Q & A, I have a spot so can you please pick one from the waiver wire:
    Ozuna, LaRoche, Collabello, Joyce, Rajai Davis, or a rook in Baez or Springer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche

  170. Holey Benzino says:
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    Keep posting more Gyorko fodder, Grey! It obviously is getting him going. Gyorko-voodoo?

    Anyways, 10-team, H2H, 5×5, offered Pineda or Gio for my Kemp. Do it?

    My SP’s:
    Liriano
    Eovaldi
    Gray
    Ventura
    Salazar
    Scherzer
    Cobb
    Walker (DL)

    I have a lot of SP’s, so if I took the trade, who should I drop? Who should I drop when Walker comes back?

    Thanks for all the good words!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want more…. Eovaldi

  171. Jason says:
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    My kipnis for his fielder?

    I have hill or gyorko to cover second?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Fielder

  172. tamale says:
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    2 catcher OPS H2H league. Need power.

    Drop Wilson Ramos (no DL spot available) or Miguel Montero for Mesoraco?

    Is it worth holding onto Ramos for the 2nd half?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  173. Wake Up says:
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    Dee Gordon for M Morse?

    Is it close?

    Is it fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s close…. I’d go Gordon, but depends on needs…

    • [will work for saves] says:
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      @Wake Up: ha!! Nice…

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Wake Up: I see what you did there

  174. Oppo Taco says:
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    Thoughts on erasmo today? 12 team roto league and my ratios are already hurtin. Oakland walloped him last time. Thinkin of sitting him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  175. Mike says:
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    Would u drop Uehara and pick up Munica ASAP?
    Only have one spot
    Thanks!

    • Eddy says:
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      @Mike:

      I would. Uehara says the pain is similar to an injury that knocked him out for two months a couple years ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not yet

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy: @Mike: Oh whoops, for some reason I read Uehara as some other replacement closer. DON’T drop him …yet.

  176. Eddy says:
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    Veras out as closer, Renteria says. “We’ll see who emerges.”

    Strop currently on waivers in one league, but I’d only be able to drop L.Gregerson. Make the move?

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy:

      Sidenote: I think I can get Wil Myers off someone for probably Masterson.

      Wil’s peripherals tell an interesting story. His BABIP is .333, he’s striking out more, but only 4% and his walk rate is the same as last year. The real anomaly is A LOT more groundballs 59% compared to 46% last year, and A LOT less line drives (7% from 20%).

      Shouldn’t his BABIP be lower then? Is he a prime buy low candidate or is there cause for concern?

      • Eddy says:
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        @Eddy: When I say only 4% in the Ks, I meant 18% up from 14%.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey: Go for it on both accounts (pick up Strop and trade for Myers)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  177. rafi says:
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    AL-only i got offer of Hicks for Solarte. Pretty meh… But hey it’s for a guy about to lose his playing time.

    Do it or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hicks

  178. Chauncy B says:
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    Are you benching MattCain today at home vs Colorado? Should I be looking to shop him?

    • JoeC says:
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      @Chauncy B: Is he even shoppable at this point? I’d think you’d wait until he strings together a few decent starts before shopping him.

      Would I bench him in a daily league against Colorado in NOT-Candlestick? Yeah, I probably would.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

      • JoeC says:
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        @Grey: And once again the Greyster proves his fantasy acumen versus mine. It’s the pea versus, I don’t know, Mount Everest?

        Kudos, o’ stached one.

  179. Game of Throws says:
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    Just traded my Liriano for Alex Gordon. Hamilton going down left me with a spot in the OF.

    How’d I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  180. Fungazi says:
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    King of the moustached hobbits, sit or start Eovaldi in a tight era/whip h2h matchup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  181. J at one says:
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    Allen Craig, and Matt Adams for abreu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  182. Swfcdan says:
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    The closerpocalypse strikes again. Should we even bother making room for a replacement or just avoid the shituation. Veras should get it back sooner rather than later.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Strop

  183. J at one says:
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    Hi grey,
    Allen Craig, and Matt Adams for abreu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  184. Alan says:
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    I cant decide between getting yovani, tyson ross or martin perez in a dynasty trade, can you help me out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  185. Rondell White says:
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    Add Hector Rondon for:
    Bench: Melky
    Bench: Arenado

    or
    Pitching:
    Cliff Lee
    Wacha
    Teheran
    Yordano Ventura
    Eovaldi
    AJ Burnett
    Buccholtz
    Kluber
    Frieri
    Hunter
    Fields

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Melky

  186. Jason Danks says:
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    I was offered Yoenis Cespedes for Sonny Gray in an OPS/QS keeper league. Why am I hesitating?

    • Rondell White says:
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      @Jason Danks:

      Because Yoenis is super frustrating. That said, you can expect .240 25 HR, 80 RBI, 9 SB floor I’d say.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know

  187. Rondell White says:
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    Brian Dozier. If you guys need MI, go grab him.

  188. swinging3.0 says:
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    I knew the rays were gona do this bullshit with wil myers. Another “routine” day off. Hes a young stud he doesnt need days off unless hes hurt maddon this is baseball wtf.

    I love how rotoworld says this is “only” the second game he hasnt started… we arent even 2 weeks into the season yet. At this rate hes gona not start in 30 games and thats with no injury. I dont care their in a nl park hes an outfielder.

    IIf he sits a gane a week im gona cry…. more than i am now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

      • swinging3.0 says:
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        @Grey: princess myers ????

  189. Oppo Taco says:
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    Do you think I need to make a trade for an upgrade at pitcher? I know it’s really
    Early but my ratios have been ballooned all season so far in our roto league. Don’t want to be in too big a hole. What’s your take on my rotation? Thanks
    C Molina
    1b – goldy
    2b – hill
    3b – gyorko
    SS – segura
    Of – cutch, j up, Joey bats
    Util – rizzo, heyward
    Bench – Vmart, bonafacio,
    Sp – MadBum, cole, Salazar, masterson, Pineda, Ross, erasmo, Chavez
    RP (only start 2 for 2 slots) – santos reed
    Can’t stream because we have limited moves, try to play matchups with the back end guys but hasn’t worked out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Masterson and Salazar have just had tough early luck, your rotation doesn’t look bad… Maybe trade Heyward for a SP though, you don’t need that good of a UTIL guy…

  190. Rondell White says:
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    I am hoping for good health in the Perez family this year, he’s looking nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully

  191. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    Drop Asche for BJ Upton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  192. Game of Throws says:
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    “Uehara told reporters the tightness felt similar to an injury that caused him to miss more than two months of action during the 2012 season”

    Had to grab Mujica after hearing this… doesn’t sound too optimistic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, sounds terrible…

  193. Swfcdan says:
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    Fatt Adams is off the shneid. You next Crush!

    • Rondell White says:
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      @Swfcdan:

      About time he puts that weight into his swing. I was starting to think he was only seeing eye singles…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  194. Carlos says:
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    Alfonso Soriano is on hot schmotato alert.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, he’s owned everywhere

      • Carlos says:
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        @Grey:

        He got dropped in my shallow league. Do you prefer him over LaRoche for UTIL?

        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d don’t know who he is,,,

          • Carlos says:
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            @Grey:

            Alfonso Soriano.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              yup, I knew which one you meant

  195. Rondell White says:
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    Advice on moving on from Arenado? He’s sitting on my bench as an unused, especially yawnstipating bench bat. Is he a hold for now? it’s a 10 team 5×5, I doubt he’d have any trade value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not worth owning in your league

  196. SteveNZ says:
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    So my offer of R-Zimm + Heyward for Jones was rejected. Not a total surprise. He countered with Zimm + J Up for Jines. A little much? Would leave a pretty big gap at LF for me, though I did draft Khris Davis. And I would need to move Gyorko to 3rd…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t mind that, it’s not a great deal but could see it working out…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Hmmm. Doesn’t feel like a total endorsement. Perhaps not a deal I need to be making 2 weeks into the season?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya…

  197. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    drop either asche or frazier for castellanos?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asche

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: great call on cobb as a whole lot of us around here’s ace.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah it’s early

  198. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    cain or venable in Net Steals league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Venable

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: got it, keep venable. he’s off to ugly start.

  199. John says:
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    OF got some speed but its not consistent, drop one/Dbrown for Rajai or just deal with it in h2h format have good shot winning R HR RBI and AVG… Start 4 OF with one UTIL

    Current OF Harper Stanton Jupton Myers Gordon DBrown.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • John says:
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        @Grey: take a shot on bj upton since i have bench flexibility or hold still.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

        • John says:
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          @John: L Martin again, stinks he so low in the order.

          • John says:
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            @John: or

  200. Rondell White says:
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    Add Rajai Davis for Arenado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  201. bossmanjunior says:
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    Drop Veras for Mujica?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  202. B.o.B says:
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    Drop Phillips for Gyrko, Dozier, Rendon, Lowrie or Kendrick in a 10 team, OPS league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey: I was wondering which one

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gyorko

  203. Rondell White says:
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    Matt Adams or Adam LaRoche ROS? 10 team5x5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams

  204. Jon says:
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    Add one in place of Veras? I missed Strop.

    Hector Rondon, Doolittle, Allen, Farq, Tazawa, R. Webb, D. Webb, Qualls, Al Al

    Or should I just stop chasing saves? Haha. My ratios will improve with Veras gone, either way. Some other guys I could add:

    Richards, Santiago, Kennedy, Colon, Ozuna, Asche, Al Escobar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon

  205. John says:
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    SON doesnt like Eovaldi and for fair reason, im close in era 3.50-his 3.0 and whip my 1.34 to his 1.29 and would need his guys to get hit to win, sit or start eovaldi tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  206. joeg414 says:
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    Asche or Gillaspie? as a bench bat.
    13 Team mixed daily 6×6 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asche

  207. Wil says:
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    Hi Grey, Am thinking to trade my Alvarez + Ortiz (or Myers) for Beltre.

    Earlier news, Beltre could be placed on DL15,
    I got Donaldson for 3B as well, do you think it worthy to buy Beltre low? Thoughts appreciated,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  208. tony says:
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    eovaldi buried me tonight hahah 3 ip and 4 ER so far.

    • Party Boy John says:
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      @tony: i lost an 8 game parley cause of the marlins….

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Party Boy John: don’t bet 8 game parlays, bookies get you on the back end, i.e. even when you win you don’t win nearly enough for how hard it is to win them. I could be wrong if all of the money lines involved are better than break even for what you think of course.

  209. Wil says:
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    Hi Grey, I got Gyorko, Segura, Miller, Altuve for 2B, SS, MI spot, usually one of them is on the bench.

    Am thinking to trade Altuve or Miller, Any thoughts? Thanks.

    • Wil says:
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      Or trade Segura? Am leaning no … especially he was dratfed in early round. Still waiting for him….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

      • Wil says:
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        @Grey: Double confirm, suggest to trade Miller, Altuve or Segura?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends what you’re getting

  210. goodfold2 says:
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    should’ve trusted SON about Hutchison tonight in shallow league. i didn’t.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: plus it seems BAL ain’t scoring much so far this year. does chris davis even have a homer yet? i don’t own him anywhere.

  211. goodfold2 says:
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    now williams has mclousy batting 2nd?! WTF!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

  212. SteveNZ says:
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    EYJ or Rajai for some Sunday SAGNOF? EYJ facing CJ Wilson, Rajai gets Tyson Ross.

    I want to go EYJ but is there a chance he sits tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Rajai

  213. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Ozuna or Venable? No specific needs, just need a solid bench OF.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  214. MB says:
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    Okay to drop Yelich for Rajai if i need steals? it is a bench spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  215. Ambreen says:
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    Hello Grey, thanks in advance

    Is getting Carlos Santana or Donaldson for Belt in an OPS league a good sell high get?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, I’d take either, lean towards Santana

  216. Theodore Donald Kerobotsos says:
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    Add Chapman (Kevin) for Fields ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  217. SteveNZ says:
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    Best Zimm replacement?
    Move Gyorko to 3rd
    Plouffe
    Callaspo
    Arenado
    Johnson
    Gillaspie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado, play Gyorko at 2nd

  218. Eddy says:
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    Doolittle pitching 8th, Gregerson will pitch 9th.

    BUT!

    Doolittle facing Miller, Cano and Smoak. In other words, all lefties. Gotta figure those three come up in the 9th, he’s closing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Interesting… Mariners are very lefty heavy compared to most teams…

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey:

        He stayed in to get first lefty in the 9th, now it’ll be Gregerson.

        As a Gregerson owner, hope that won’t mean a pitching change if one day it’s righty, righty, lefty.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, hopefully not… But Johnson will prolly be back in the role soon either way

  219. frankgrimes says:
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    Fucking Zimmerman. never again douche!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA…. Grimey!

  220. Theodore Donald Kerobotsos says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Add Gregerson for Melky?
    Add Bass for Fields?
    My other closers are Frieri and Tommy Hunter, other bench bat is Arenado with Melky.
    How much FAAB$ would you put down for Gregerson and Bass?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes and yes… Impossible to answer how much FAAB without any other info

  221. John says:
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    Think gregerson holds job? rather have him than Hunter. Gonna drop kelley then when robertson comes back make choice who 2 keep?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  222. EK says:
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    12team H2H
    Drop K. Davis for Morse or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  223. Bott9th says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thanks for your earlier advice – new question:

    I’ve got Moss at 1B, H2H 14 team Keeper League.. Would it be a really bad move to deal David Price for Freddie Freeman?

    • jal179 says:
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      @Bott9th:

      I heart Freddie. Is Price your ace?

      • Bott9th says:
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        @jal179: Price is definitely my ace, but I have a glutt of top prospect pitching on the way, any one of which could become my future ace.. T Walker, D Bundy, Jon Gray, Appel, Skaggs, AJ Cole, M Stroman, Taillon (will be waiting a long time on him!), C Martinez (stuck in RP land right now).. Aside from the prospects I have R Porcello, J Niese, and Hector Santiago.. We have 4 active SP slots and set once per week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad

  224. jal179 says:
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    Do I need more OF depth? A Jones, Rios, Beltran, Aoki, Morse (dropped Avisail)

    I seem to have some movable depth at 2b with Aaron Hill, Kolten Wong, and Dee Gordon.

    Of those 3 who should I move? Sell high on Dee?

    I feel like chasing a slow start OF like Wil Myers or Holliday but not sure I have enough to offer.

    Help!

    • jal179 says:
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      @jal179:

      Sorry we start 5 OF– 10 team H2h redraft yahoo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For a 5 outfielder league, nope… Depends what you can get for the MIs… I doubt you get Myers or Holliday, but you can try….

      • jal179 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks man. Maybe I’ll hold for now.

        Fielder is klling me…..

  225. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Not sure if the gun was inexplicably on fire tonight, but BrooksBaseball Pitchf/x had Sonny Gray averaging 95.6 with his 52 4 seam fastballs, with no drop off late game. If that’s anywhere near accurate, fun times are ahead with your cousin.

    Erm, that didn’t sound right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  226. Ryan says:
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    What do you think is going on with Rosario. do you think I should think about picking up Gomes until he gets it together? Thames
    Nks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  227. Ryan says:
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    Thanks

  228. MB says:
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    Hey Man, I need a 3B. Should I trade Belt for Aramis OR Freeman for Longo, Wright, E5? OPS+AVG league with 5 keepers. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo, Wright or E5

  229. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    kluber or erasmo or w.peralta for last SP slot at least till walker’s back? pick one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: i forgot i had vargas, so is vargas or erasmo the drop for kluber?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Vargas after today’s start

  230. Moscowitz says:
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    Haren, Straily, Eovaldi or Masterson ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Masterson, Eovaldi

  231. Nightpandas says:
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    3b replacement for Bummerman is a limited moves league?

    Olt
    Asche
    Plouffe
    Callaspo
    Reynolds
    Freese

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plouffe

  232. Swfcdan says:
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    Fuck you Zimmerman, fuck you. Why do I always draft this guy on at least one team, never again.

    Starting to get worried about Crush, still hasnt crushed one yet. If I can rekindle this deal with another owner, would you do it?

    C Davis ($13, 3 year deal)
    FOR
    Puig ($0, resignable) and Donaldson ($5, 1 year)

    Puig and Davis are both great keepers and Donaldsons a rental. I could move Fatt to 1st and put Donaldson at CI. Like it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Davis

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Wow…and you’re sky high on Puig too. What makes you want Davis seeing as you have them ranked so close? Puig could be signed for 4 more years very cheaply at $6, $14,$14,$14. OBP league too btw.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stanton was 4 spots different in the rankings than Puig… CC’s garbage, you shouldn’t own him…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, and Stanton gets a boost in OBP

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oops, brain fart… I don’t mean Stanton, I mean Davis… But Davis was above Puig in the rankings… I don’t see why you’d be worried about Davis, he could hit 5 homers this week and there’s still 145 games to play…

          • Swfcdan says:
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            @Grey: I know he’s above Puig, but Puig’s cheaper and can be signed for longer. Plus im getting Donaldson too…ya know? And Davis just doesn’t look the same from what I’ve seen of him, thinking this might be the time to sell if he’s only really a 30 HR guy.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Okay, but the grass is just greener here… Puig hasn’t been amazing either, but sure if you’re thinking about the future and all, go for it… It’s not a bad deal and could work out for either side…

  233. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Well it looks like Fields is not going to ever get a save…should I lose him for Mujica or Broxton? Would you also lose Rex Brothers at this point for one of the above?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mujica and Broxton over both

  234. paulzone says:
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    Please advise:

    Mesarasco or Montero?

    Wong, Kelly Johnson or Solarte for MI?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mesoraco…. Wong

  235. slew says:
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    Alex Cobb to DL with an oblique strain. Will have an MRI shortly. FMFBBL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DAH

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: damn so avisail/cobb/zimmerman in like 3 days.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know

        • Swfcdan says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: It’s horrendous, killing all our teams softly with this news.

  236. Jon says:
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    Cobb to the DL sucks balls. Who would you add to replace him?

    Carrasco, Chavez, Richards, Santiago, Kennedy, Colon, Cosart, Roberto Hernandez, McAllister

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, Chavez

  237. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    NL only league with zimm out need another IF. i can move asche to 3B. only starter left is tejada. other options pacheco/amarista/valbuena/pennington (he’s played almost as if starter lately)

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: 2. different league than above. best zimm replacement: gillaspie/dominguez/schoop/olt/d.murphy TEX/valbuena

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Asche

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: NL only, i already have asche at IF, i’ll slide him to 3b, but still need another IF to replace asche’s spot. (one of tejada/pacheco/amarista/valbuena/pennington)
        2. in mixed league i’ll need one of gillaspie/dominguez/schoop/olt/d.murphy TEX/valbuena

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Valbuena… Dominguez

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Grey: thanks, this raft of injuries gonna sink us all.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not in 99% of leagues

              • Montezuma's Revenge...right ow says:
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                @Grey: do you mean that only around 1% of us have cobb/zimmerman/avisail, all at the same time?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No I mean if you have them it’s not a killer unless you’re in an extremely deep league

                  • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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                    @Grey: in the case of Zimmerman i did just go from him to either Tejada or non-starter (valbuena) having to start everyday. but really the cobb thing just makes room for t.walker in a couple weeks or less. avisail wasn’t a huge loss.

  238. P-bird says:
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    Braun and Abreu for Cargo and J. Upton, which side you like?

    • P-bird says:
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      @P-bird: obp keeper btw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  239. royce! says:
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    Bourjos over Almonte in a weekly league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  240. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    Drop Erasmo Ramirez for any of these (H2H with 6 pitching categories, incl K/9):

    Dillon Gee
    Bruce Chen
    Jake Odorizzi
    Mike Leake
    Archie Bradley

    Also, in a league that uses Saves+Holds, drop Jim Johnson for Tyler Thornburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are streamers… Sure, you can go Thornburg

  241. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: 8 team h2h work league … I need another SP

    Gallardo or Tajuan Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallardo for now

  242. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Now Cobb to DL? Ahhhh…Have him in 3 leagues…one league I have him, Zimmerman, Fister, and Robertson…I am thrilled!

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: in my only fister league i have all 4, but i have the other 3 in 3 leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya… Frickin sucks

  243. B.o.B says:
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    Drop Calhoun for Blackmon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  244. melvin says:
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    Grey,
    Saw Uehara might go to DL with wonky shoulder….who do youthinkis next in line t close?
    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mujica

  245. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Kemp just showed up on the waiver wire in my 15 team league. I have the #2 waiver priority, so I’m debating whether or not to go for him.

    My OF is currently Bautista, Myers, & Melky, with L. Martin, Ozuna, and Castellanos mixed into the OF and UTIL spots.

    I also have R. Cook on my team, but he doesn’t seem to be the preferred closer in OAK, so I could easily dump him if I wanted to add someone new.

    Should I go for it and try for Kemp? Over one of my existing bats, or dump Cook and add Kemp to my OF corps?

    Thanks much!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should put in a claim for him, lose Ozuna

  246. Derrick says:
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    With Cobb going to the DL I need to pick up a SP. Who would you go with (just need 1) out of Erasmo, Lincecum, Ubaldo, Vargas, Neise, Volquez or Meija?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

  247. Ryan says:
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    Thoughts on this trade? League is a 10-team 5×5 roto, keep 6 at +$5 (price in parenthesis is for next year if kept).

    Jose Abreu ($17) and Chapman($15)/Cingrani ($11) for Wil Myers ($10) and Yordani Ventura ($5)

    He’d also take Votto ($39) for the same Myers/Ventura package. I have Butler to fill in my Util slot and have a couple extra closers with Valverde and hopefully Henderson soon. Thanks for any help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Myers, send Votto

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. If I do Votto, who do I cut/throw in? Henderson, Ozuna, Eovaldi, or Lynn. I’m also going to have to cut 2 more when Chapman and Taijuan Walker are activated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ask who they want…

  248. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Lenoys Martin or Bourn ROS. I know you dont like Bourn but i need one of them for steals. I own Bourn and someone just dropped Martin. Stay put or grab Martin?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  249. Booty says:
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    Pick two!
    Blackmon, Smoak, Morse!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Blackmon

  250. Booty says:
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    Harang is looking ownable.

  251. frankgrimes says:
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    Is anyone else having issues with picture quality with mlbTV on the iPad this year? it’s more frustrating then Cobb going on the DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      MLB.tv always has issues… It sucks for the most part…

  252. Swfcdan says:
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    Whattt Gio’s been totally rocked, and not even a chance of the conshellation prize. Crickey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah seriously

  253. Kyman says:
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    Sell high on Abreu for Fielder?
    How long of a lease am I giving Salazar (end of the month?)
    Calhoun or Ozuna or Brantley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Fielder… Brantley

  254. Moscowitz says:
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    Well Cobb is put on DL.
    Eovaldi, Haren, Pineda, Gallardo or Straily as replacement?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  255. Whitgnt says:
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    I am in need of a holds reliever (6×6 league with holds and ops added as categories to usual 5×5). Could you rank the following free agent relievers in order of preference: Medina, Diekman, Meek, Thayer, Crow, Wilhelmsen, Delabar. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crow, Medina, Delabar

  256. Jon says:
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    Because of recent injuries, I have space for 2 bench bats. Who do you like?

    LaRoche, Plouffe, Asche, Frazier, Hechavarria, Al Escobar, Ozuna, Rasmus, Venable

    • Jon says:
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      Smoak, Lind and Joyce also options…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche, Smoak

  257. Snake Hips says:
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    Billy butler…. C’mon maaaaaan, you’re .300 hitter..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He did this last year too… He looks so bad…

  258. SteveNZ says:
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    J-Up must have heard I was thinking of trading him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: or that i just drafted Desmond over him as my 2nd pick in NL only since i already had Puig in first round. drat!

  259. SteveNZ says:
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    So I bench Heyward for Rajai, hoping for a steal. Of course Heyward steals one. Of course he does.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Run Rajai!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, yup

  260. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Kazmir pulled after 82 pitches and 6 dominant innings. Damnit, that Mariners lineup is tailor made for a good lefty to shut it down.

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: He has Houston next week, too, so I hope it’s minor and precautionary.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Doesn’t sound minor

      • Slappy says:
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        @Shoop Da Whoop: The TV crew caught him in the dugout, and not the trainer’s room, smiling.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Definitely

  261. John says:
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    Would you consider rostering dozier or miller over gyorko if i needed runs and some SB. I almost have too much hr, rbi need runs sb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  262. The Flayed Man says:
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    My Miguel Cabrera/Kendrick for his McCutchen/Gyorko?

    Thanks.

    12 team Yahoo Roto 6 keepers.

    C Salvador Pérez
    1B Paul Goldschmidt (K)
    2B Brad Miller
    3B Miguel Cabrera (K)
    SS Jean Segura (K)
    CI Anthony Rizzo (K)
    MI Alcides Escobar
    OF Starling Marte (K), Alex Gordon, Jason Heyward, Marcell Ozuna
    Util Nolan Arenado
    BN Nick Castellanos, Howie Kendrick

    P Madison Bumgarner, Alex Cobb, Sonny Gray, Danny Salazar, Erasmo Ramírez, Martín Pérez
    P S. Santos, J. Broxton, R. Cook, A Torres
    BN Noah Syndergaard
    DL Aroldis Chapman (K)
    DL T Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t like it

  263. SteveNZ says:
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    Mixing and matching in the Oakland pen today by the looks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, lots of lefties in Seattle

  264. Moscowitz says:
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    Dee Gordon, Villar or Lenoys Martin ROS. I need one of them for steals.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again

  265. BR808 says:
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    Just lost Cobb to an oblique and now it looks like kasmir. Do you like Skaggs or Pineda for replacement? Ughhh

  266. Swfcdan says:
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    Kazmir only went 6 are you kidding me? He better not be hurt!

    • BR808 says:
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      @Swfcdan: Scorless game 9k and only 82 pitches?? I’m assuming injury

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @BR808: Wouldnt suprise me only lost Cobb and Zimm from my teams recently. FMLBBL lol

    • Slappy says:
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      @Swfcdan: In addition to the picture of a smiling Kaz above, next up on the panic isn’t even for women and children, that’s how most unbecoming it is (courtesy of Rotoworld):

      Scott Kazmir was removed from Sunday’s start against the Mariners due to a sore triceps.
      He was lights-out before the injury, hurling six shutout innings while striking out nine. It’s the same injury that Kazmir dealt with in spring training, and manager Bob Melvin doesn’t believe it’s a serious issue. He is expected to make his next scheduled start against the Astros on Saturday.

  267. Tom says:
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    hey grey, do you prefer n.castellanos or a.rendon at 3b while i wait on middlebrooks? 10team h2h 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  268. Kid A says:
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    AXHOLE!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  269. tbone2917 says:
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    Had 4 fantasy teams, 4 teams with Cobb….In my big money league only SP’s available are Volquez, Richards, Lincecum, Niece, Roark, Guthrie…Who do you like? I was leaning towards Volquez or Richards, but I’m shaky with Richards wildness

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards

  270. John says:
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    This mean nothing but many insiders and obviously so with his stuff think doolittle will come out with closer role, im going to monitor close and see but through my research he seems to be best bet.

    Why not
    …oakland would be team to actually do committee,

    Some think and they paid Johnson to be back in closer roll.

    Cook is also a nasty arm that is a righty.

    Reason Im concerned is if it was any of them really but mainly healthy cook or doolittle that would interest me over Hunter. I have hunter now and would love to own a closer role cook or doolittle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay, cool

  271. ANTONIO says:
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    drop leonnys martin for eric young??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, not crazy about it

  272. Wil says:
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    Hi Grey, thinking to buy Beltre and the owner could release him due to injury.
    Kindly rank these offers (left side is mine), thanks.

    1) My Bruce + Segura for Beltre
    2) My Bruce + B Miller for Beltre
    3) My Bruce + Alvarez for Beltre
    4) My Harper for Beltre
    5) My Stanton for Beltre

    Keeper league, thoughts appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None

      • Wil says:
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        @Grey: If My Bruce for Beltre? Okay or hold? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  273. bossmanjunior says:
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    Should Gregerson still be owned? Doesn’t look like he is the everyday option with Doolittle looming. Even yesterday Doolittle started the 9th and Gregerson only came in when the Mariners pinch hit with a right handed batter.

    10 team h2h

    SP: Bailey, Salazar, Wood, Ventura, Porcello, Kluber, Samardzija
    RP: Cishek, Krod, Gregerson
    DL: Cobb, Fister, Robertson

    Keep Gregerson or drop for available:

    RP: Strop, Rendon, Doolittle, Brothers, Qualls

    SP: Kazmir, Chavez, Lincecum, Erasmo, Perez

    Would you switch out any of my other pitchers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strop

  274. Fungazi says:
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    Goddam Cobb. What’s your term for players that have solid games then the next day you check your roster and they are D/L?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frustrating as hell…

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey: ha no shit

  275. L-Boogie says:
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    Ozuna, Morse, Shuck in that order?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks good

  276. L-Boogie says:
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    Oh and Mesaraco over Zunino, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. And thanks. And thanks again… for next time when I forget to say thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  277. goodfold2 says:
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    thank god they are finally DL’ing beltre. so what you said would happen doesn’t. Don’t do what Donnie Don’t does. anythehoo, what’s the current ranking going forward of Smoak/Lind/Kubel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, seriously…. Smoak, Lind

  278. thurman says:
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    would you rather have asche or headley right now in a 12 team obp h2h ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Headley

  279. Andrew says:
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    Like Hand as a streamer tomorrow at home vs Nationals? 12 teamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  280. Abuelito Perez says:
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    1-10, 1o being most, how concerned are you about:
    1. Pedroia
    2. Cliff Lee
    3. Longoria
    4. Segura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3, 9, 10, 10

      • Abuelito Perez says:
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        @Grey:

        F*ck!

  281. Carlos says:
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    Ogando got the save. Is Soria out? My closers are dropping like flies.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Carlos: they said it was mostly due to soria having pitched 2 days in a row. however, if he keeps looking like shit, it could end up that way. no worries, yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soria’s fine, he pitched back to back days

  282. Oppo Taco says:
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    Trade bonafacio for iwakuma?
    C – Molina
    1b – goldy
    2b – hill
    3b – gyorko
    SS – segura
    Of – cutch j up Joey bats
    Util – rizzo heyward
    Bench – bonafacio Vmart
    Sp -MadBum cole Salazar Ross Pineda masterson Chavez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  283. goodfold2 says:
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    i’m guessing it’s almost silly to have to ask (even in 15 teamer, where i have harang) to turn ubaldo into stream spot (standard roto,no pickup limits), where guys like mcallister/fausto/nicasio/gibson/morrow/kendrick/harrison/maholm/mcgowan are available. SON loves Morrow/McGowan coming up starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Ubaldo

  284. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Grey: Impatient owner dropped Wilin Rosario in a 12-team mixed league. Lose Jason Castro for him? Thx!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Bill Lumbergh: yes, along with me, that’s the third time i’ve heard of that happening in like 3 days on here. I missed out, not high enough in waiver order. good luck to you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  285. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Would you start Wheeler at Arizona tomorrow? Thanks in advance Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in most leagues

  286. Carnac says:
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    Joe Blanton retires from professional baseball under pressure from Eric Brynes to join his beer-gut league softball team.

    Take it easy on ‘em, Joe. I know you will…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  287. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: need to drop either Veras or c-mart in standard weekly roto. Leaning on dropping veras due to c-marts upside and potential to enter the rotation. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C-Mart

  288. MB says:
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    do i start koji this week?

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