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In the words of one Champ Kind, “That’s a whaaammy!” Hanley Ramirez left the game last night with a hamstring injury in just his fourth game back from the DL for a torn ligament in his thumb. HanRam will have tests done this weekend but early signs are not good. He did that “Oww! PAIN!”-grab-the-back-of-the-leg move that Giancarlo Stanton owners are no doubt familiar with, and he needed the help of two trainers to get off the field. Manager Don Mattingly said it looked like he’ll miss “…a good amount of time,” and wouldn’t expect him back anytime soon. Don also added, “Hot damn-ley! This screws up all my plan-leys!” That makes two of us, Donny. Ramirez’s rehab for his thumb went so smoothly we should have known some doom and gloom was on the way. In addition to returning ahead of schedule and bursting with confidence (I don’t think I ever heard HanRam speaking so enthusiastically about playing, I guess leaving the Marlins can do wondrous things for morale), Hanley started out mashing right out of the gate, batting .455 with a homer and stolen base. It was too good to be true. Sure, no one thought he was Ironman-ley (III: Gandhi’s Revenge!), but this is tough luck for anyone. Hopefully owners haven’t dropped their Josh Donaldsons, Brandon Crawfords or various other replacements just yet because they could likely be without HanRam for the next 3-5 weeks, if not more.

Here’s what else happened in fantasy baseball last night:

Chris Davis – Chris “The Dish” (nobody calls him that) Davis left last night’s game with a knee injury and is scheduled for an MRI today. Grey told you to SELL high yesterday and if you traded him in that small five hour window between when that post went up and when Davis went down, you sir, are one of Razzball’s elite.

Aroldis Chapman – 0.2 IP, BS, 4 hits, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K. Say it ain’t so, Roldy! How could you do this to my WHIP? Really, I blame Dusty for bringing him in with the four run lead. Closers can’t handle that shizz. J.J. Hoover came in to replace Chapman (but not in our hearts) for his first save.

Felix Hernandez – 8.0 IP, 5 hits, 0 ER, 7 K. Blue Jays, you’ve been Felix’d. F-Her has given up just 2 runs in his past four starts, pitching 30.0 IP, with 35 K and 3 wins. Good to be the King.

Ricky Romero – 4.0 IP, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K. 70 pitches. OK. Well, not as bad as I anticipated, but I still wouldn’t pick him up outside of 10-12 team AL East-Only leagues.

Kyle Seager – 3-for-4 with a 2-run HR. The Mariners can’t seem to develop any of their young hitters but Kyle Seager continues to thrive. Maybe it’s the humidity. As his OKCupid profile reads, Kyle loves rainy days, eating very chocolatey things all of the time, trashy romance novels, and hitting home runs.

Dustin Ackley – 2-for-4 with a RBI. Grey told you to BUY him last week and maybe he was a week early. He tallied his fourth multi-hit game in the past 10 games so as that average slowly creeps up, hopefully those counting stats will too.

Jon Pettibone – 6.1 IP, 5 hits, 1 ER, 3 K. He may be sort of bad to the Pettibone, but the Marlins are just much, much worse.

Ryan Howard – 2-for-3 with his 5th HR. Didn’t I tell you to sell him last week?

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4. Ozuna has hit safely in his first four games and he was one of Grey’s BUYs this week for NL-Only. Doesn’t the name Ozuna just sound like a massive power hitter’s name? That’s reason enough to keep your eye on him.

Dominic Brown – 1-for-3 with his 5th HR. Now homered in back-to-back games and is hitting .333 over the past week. That’s what Brown can do for you. Dom needs to be owned everywhere, people, he’s up to 90% owned in RCL but available almost everywhere outside the Razzuniverse. So go do your thing.

Carlos Ruiz – 1-for-3, SB. Way to be, Chooch! Grey told you to BUY him. If he’s still available in your league, he shouldn’t be. Owned in just under half of RCL leagues, there’s a 50% chance that Ruiz is better than whoever your catcher is. Yes, him too.

A.J. Burnett – 7.0 IP, 5 hits, 1 ER, 9 K and his 3rd win. A.J. trails league leader Yu Darvish in strikeouts by just one with 58, but to be fair Darvish is doing it without the assistance of sleeve tattoos. I don’t have to tell you Burnett could be a good candidate to sell high, I don’t see his value getting much higher than it is right now.

Jason Grilli – 1.0 IP, 1 hit, 3 K and his 12th save. We call that a Kimbrel.

Ross Detwiler – 5.0 IP, 6 hits, 3 ER, 5 K. We knew a correction was coming somewhat, so this actually could have been a lot worse. Outside of deeper leagues, might be time to toss Ross back to the waiver wire.

Adam LaRoche – 2-for-3 with a run. At this point any signs of life are encouraging for owners. Naturally, I just dropped him yesterday so to be honest I’m actually rooting against him. #bitter

Starling Marte – 2-for-4 with a run and 2 SB. Now has nine stolen bases, I told you to sell high last week but he keeps crushing and stealing. Crushing and stealing. The Starlings are aligned and this one is shining bright, baby!

Jordy Mercer – 1-for-4 with a 2-run HR. Jordy, who until yesterday I thought played for the Packers, was called up to replace Neil Walker on the active roster. Besides the home run, I only mention Jordo because he batted in-between Marte and McCutchen and there are a lot worse places in the the majors to bat than that. He hit just .210 last season in limited time with the P-Rats but he’s worth keeping an eye on if the Bucs decide to play him regularly while Walker’s on the shelf.

Andrew McCutchen – 3-for-4 with his 4th HR.  Um, is he going to go and do that thing where he gets insanely hot and hits everything for three weeks straight? I think he might.

A.J. Griffin – 7.0 IP, 6 hits, 0 ER, 4 K and his 3rd win. Outside of the 4.0 IP, 7 ER outing in Boston, Alfredo Jetticine has been solid and the Ks are quite nice. A.J.’s out there in over 35% of RCL leagues and he’s worth the start in Cleveland next week.

Jed Lowrie – 3-for-5. Started at second base. I was all-in on the man named Jed in the preseason. “He’ll be this year’s last year’s Josh Reddick! A breakout all-star! Ha-cha-cha!” I shouted, mostly to myself, but also to my cats. That’s a lie. I don’t own any cats. Regardless, as good as he’s been so far, what I really liked about Lowrie is his flexibility and how a team like the A’s would utilize that flexibility. I fully expected Lowrie to play all over the field, and wouldn’t be surprised if he gained 2B  and 3B eligibility over the course of the season. If he can stay healthy and continue to hit well, a player with multiple eligibility like him could become mighty valuable.

Adam Rosales – 2-for-5 with his 1st HR. Like Lowrie, Rosales can play all over the infield. He played shortstop  and led off in this one and responded by hitting his first HR, first at bat, first inning off C.C. Sabathia. With five hits in the past two, Rosey’s worth a look in deeper leagues if you need a middle infielder.

C.C. Sabathia – 6.0 IP, 8 hits, 2 ER, 6 K. As an owner, if he’s throwing 118 pitches a game in May I’d be concerned he won’t be throwing much AT ALL in August and September.

Drew Stubbs – 4-for-5 with a run and a RBI. His third straight multi-hit game, Drew is batting .284 on the season now. What a crazy world we live in.

Jason Kipnis – 2-for-5, 4 RBI. Batting .203 on the season. UGH! /throws up on keyboard. Sorry, I think I had a little Kipnis caught in my throat. Doesn’t Kipnis sound like something they’d sell at a Jewish deli? No? Anyway, JK is batting .269 with a HR and a SB over the past week, and has also chipped in 4 runs and 5 RBI in that span. He’s got five SBs, which is probs why you drafted him. The fantasy value is there, but it’s been a rough start for Kips average-wise.

Mark Reynolds – 1-for-4, 2-run HR, his 9th HR. His second home run in two days, mini donkey has hit safely in his last seven games. Maybe it’s the after effects of the LSD, but I think the Indians might be pretty decent offensively, you guys. Also, why is there an yellow elephant in my living room?

Ryan Raburn – 0-for-5. After going 13-for-22 with 4 HRs in his previous four games I picked him up and started him everywhere Friday night. So yeah, naturally this happened, but don’t let that dissuade you! He’s a hot little potato right now!

Brian Dozier- 3-for-4, 1 run and his 2nd SB. Batted lead off, but that’s really the only positive reason I could give you for a Dozier pick up. He’s a real snoozer, but he could steal you 20 bases.

Craig Kimbrel – 1.0 IP, 1 run, 3 K, BS. Gave up the game tying home run to David Wright. Very un-Kimbrel.

John Buck – 1-for-4 with a 2-run HR, his 10th! WTB! If the season ended today (and it doesn’t), it’s likely that the MVP and Cy Young award winners in the National League would both be on the Mets. Cherish this moment, Queens.

Shelby Miller – 6.0 IP, 7 hits, 1 ER, 5 Ks and his 4th win. I believe the best is yet to come for Shelby Miller and have made some substantial offers for him in redraft leagues. I’m buying Miller if I can, even though I prefer Budweiser.

Aramis Ramirez – 2-for-3 in his return. Yuniesky Betancourt agreed to return A-Ram’s talent to his magical cleats, at least until he hits the DL again.

Matt Holliday – 2-for-4, 2-run HR, 3 RBI. Carlos Beltran also homered and Allen Craig had three of the Cardinals total 15 hits. I have a new idea for HBO’s “The Franchise” series. St. Louis continues to compete every year despite Kevin Spacey working the politics behind the scenes to keep them from winning. If they miss the playoffs, he can sell the Cardinals for a billion dollars to British investors who want to turn the team into a Cricket club. It’s called House of Cardinals. It’s like Major League with less baseball and more Kevin Spacey just talking to the camera with a bad southern drawl. It’s gonna be a hit!

Felix Doubront – 3.2 IP, 12 hits, 6 ER, 2 K. Doubrouch. What’d you expect? Felix still has 31 Ks in 5 starts which is sweet like very, very chocolatey things. I might start him next week vs. the Twins but I am a whore for the Ks.

Derek Holland – 8.0 IP, 6 hits, 0 ER, 9 K and his 2nd win. Derek dominated baseball’s number one team. He’s had one bad 6 ER outing at the Angels but he still struck out seven in that one. Holland has been up and down in the past but could be a good source of wins and strikeouts if you’re looking for a solid number three starter to target in trades.

Adrian Beltre – 4-for-5, 3 RBI. The Rangers seemed to be due for a break out, while the Red Sox were in line for some regression of their own. That’s why we have Friday night baseball in Arlington! Ian Kinsler and Mitch Moreland had three hits apiece as the Rangers totaled 18 hits and Nelson Cruz‘d past the Red Sox.

Bud Norris – 7.0 IP, 5 hits, 2 ER, 7 K versus the fearsome Tigers. Norris had this one in the bag until Jose Veras blew the save, giving up a 2-run HR to Alex Avila. VERAAAAAAS! This bud was not for you. Jose Valverde captured his 3rd save.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-5 and a RBI. Another one of Grey’s BUYs. Welcome to Coors, Rook. Where all your dreams travel farther because the air is thinner due to the altitude.

Josh Rutledge – 2-for-5 with his 4th HR. The Enigma that is Josh Rutledge continues to prove his fantasy baseball value despite all the pundits clamoring that he isn’t any good. Rutty’s got 21 runs, that’s fantasy gold! My only problem is he has zero trade value in most non-Razzball leagues because of all the haters. Haters gonna hate, so just continue to ride Rutledge into the ground.

Dexter Fowler- 1-for-1 before leaving the game with a hip flexor injury. He’s day-to-day but should play Saturday.  Enter: Eric Young Jr., Razzball favorite and second generation Eric Young, replaced him and went 0-for-3 with 3 K. Womp womp. Still, EYJ’s speed combined with everyday playing time could spell speedy spoils for the victor. He’s available in over half of RCL leagues, which means pretty much everywhere else. Grey told you to BUY him, so quit spending your dollars on useless pokeeman cards and the farmvillas and go buy an Eric Young Jr. or two.

Jason Vargas – 9.0 IP, 3 hits, 2 BB, 3 K. The complete game shutout was Vargas’ first win of the season, and what a win it was! Jason gets the Lastros next week and with just 20% ownership, now is as good as any a time to grab Vargas.

Jedd Gyorko – 3-for-4, 1 run. The Gyorko store called. They have a surplus of over hyped Jedd’s from the preseason on sale and now the prices seem just right! Six hits in his past four games with a HR, I think the rookie has a nice month of May.

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-4 with a 2-run HR. What light through Yonder’s home run breaks that window. For real, it was Old Man McMurphy’s window, and he is not happy.

Huston Street – 1.0 IP, 1 ER. The four-run lead strikes down a poor closer again! Huston entered with that four run lead but surrendered a 3-run HR to Gerardo Parra before escaping with his 7th save. Street gave up just four home runs all of 2012 so the fact that he’s surrendered two so far is a little disconcerting. Let’s chalk this one up to the closer-in-non-save situation. (Edit: Since he recorded the save, I guess it was a save situation. Street should get a long leash regardless.)

Buster Posey – 2-for-3, HR, 2 RBI. Buster was responsible for both of the Giants runs in this one and capped the game off hitting his first walk off homer. It was a special moment. You really shoulda been there.

Matt Kemp – 2-for-5 as he’s quietly raised that batting average up to .267. Nice work, MK. Now just hit 25 HRs, steal 20 bases and you’ll be right around your ADP.

Mike Trout – 2-for-4 with 3 RBI and his 4th HR. Oooh, he makes me wanna–TROUT! Throw my hands up and SHOUT! Hey hey hey hey! TROUT! I want to own him everywhere again. I’m having flashbacks to 2012. Charlie!? Is that you? Bobby Valentine!? Nooo! Do you copy? Red team go! Anyway, I think I might be his son. I know I’m a bit older but I feel like he could teach me so much and the mental connection is clearly there. You hear that Mike, you have a son now. Want to have a catch?

Questions? Problems? Complaints to management? Advice, small gifts or large bribes? Please leave it in the comments below, or you can get at me on twitter @dandemanco. Join us next Saturday for another Friday recap as fantasy baseball continues next week, all week long!

  1. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    I dropped Gyorko about 10 days ago. Should I get him back and drop Rayburn?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: I’d wait until Raburn cools off but I like Jedd more going forward.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Dan Pants: i’d do this quick as even non-razzballers soon notice when a guy hits 2 homers in like 3 days and 8 doubles this week.

  2. Mattw says:
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    Which side in a redraft H2H with OBP:

    Marte and latos

    Or

    Stanton

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Mattw: I have irrational love for Stanton and know he will come back and hit at least 30 HR, but that is a very good offer. If my team was winning I’d hold Stanton for now, if I needed help with pitching and SB ASAP I’d make that trade.

  3. JV says:
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    Streets was actually in a save opp. Entered up 4 with 2 on

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @JV: Then I guess he had no excuse!

  4. Red Barons says:
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    Long term, Arenado or Machado at 3B?

  5. Purewater says:
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    Who do you like for the next few weeks to replace Stantion? I only have room for one:

    Dom Brown, Stubbs or McLouth?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Purewater: McLouth is crazy hot right now but I’d go with Brown since he plays every day. If I needed SB I might go with Nate.

  6. Biscuits says:
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    Hey Dan, I have an extra bench spot in my standard mixed league. Who do you like more? Nolan Arenado or Dominic Brown

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Biscuits: I have to go with the Coors guy, Nolan Arenado, but I like both.

  7. Project Merkin says:
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    Great write up Danno. I don’t want to have 2 catchers, so the only guy I’d drop to pick up chooch would be Salvador Perez. Would you?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Project Merkin: Thanks! I personally am sticking with Perez for another week but I wouldn’t blame you for making the switch for a guy like Chooch.

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Dan Pants: How about dropping Estrada for him and keeping Salvy and Chooch for a bit?

        • Dan Pants

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          @Project Merkin: I might wait and day and see how Estrada does tomorrow night, but yeah that would work if you have the bench spot to stash one of them for a short time.

  8. Dakota says:
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    thoughts on dee gordon? he’s available in my 12 team roto keeper league.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Dakota: Looks like LA is considering calling him up versus going with Sellers. I get the impression the Dodgers organization doesn’t like him very much? Maybe it’s the defense. Regardless if he does get called up his crazy speed potential makes him a great add if you need a MI. He’s got 14 SB in the minors so far this year, but don’t be shocked if he bats .220.

  9. Pig Bapi says:
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    I tried to sell Carlos Gomez but failed. Is there any way this continues? 5th on the player rater!?!?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Pig Bapi: His .367 average is third behind Carlos Santana and Miggy! Can’t imagine that’s sustainable, but otherwise I think he is legit. A good bet for 20/20 or close to that but I he will be very streaky and I think a .250ish batting average is a safer bet. He might be more valuable on your team than in trade right now.

  10. mikey boy says:
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    Dan should i drop espinosa for ackley or dee gordon?

    • Dan Pants

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      @mikey boy: Espinosa is going to be streaky but he’ll get his 20 HR, 20 SB. I don’t know what Gordon will do, but based on the speed upside I probably would take the flier.

  11. Matt says:
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    Okay to trade Joey Bats for David Price? keeper league 7×7 with obp, slg, QS and K

    • Dan Pants

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      @Matt: I would want Bautista but if you need the pitching go for it.

  12. Eric B. sans Rakim says:
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    M. Montero or the Chooch?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Eric B. sans Rakim: I’d want Chooch but they are pretty close.

  13. BucLover says:
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    Hi Dan,
    I have a question about this team of mine:
    Yahoo Roto 7×6 (H and OPS; QS, plus the other typical cats).
    I’m tied for 4th after starting the first month off really slowly. I thought I’d be OK on BA, but I’m next to last in that catagory, which is why my question will involve Espinosa.

    C Posey (Ruiz)
    1B E5
    2B Brandon Phillips
    3B Aramis Ramirez
    SS Espinosa
    OF McCutchen
    OF Bruce
    OF Carpenter
    Ut. Willingham
    Ut. Saunders
    Bench – Machado
    Bench – Morales
    Bench – Akoi
    DL- Jeter
    SP-Gallardo, Minor, Matt Moore, Niese, Latos, Tommy Milone
    RP-Betancourt, Chishek, Andrew Bailey, Kevin Gregg

    I’m thinking about dropping Espinosa (and Jeter, when I need room on the DL?) and pick up Gordon? Or should I hold on to Espinosa (for insurance, in case Gordon crumbles) and drop Akoi or Morales or Tommy Milone…. I’m having a hard time dropping someone because I think each is either very good or has great upside…which couple or so players do you think are the most expendable on my team? BTW, Aramis Ramirez is actually on my DL, so as soon as I activate him, I’ll have to actually drop two roster players in order to pick up Gordon. Any other comments would be welcomed! Thanks for the article. I enjoyed reading it.

    • Dan Pants

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      @BucLover: Tough call, yes Espinosa would probably be the guy to drop but I don’t think Dee Gordon will help your batting average problem. But Espinosa has been awful, and if you don’t have the patience/time to wait for him to heat up I wouldn’t blame you for grabbing Gordon for the K upside. Depending on how hard saves are to come by on your WW, I actually might consider dropping Cishek.

  14. Weeza says:
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    ROS – De Aza or Werth?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Weeza: Werth for power and RBIs, De Aza for runs and steals. I lean towards De Aza because Werth has trouble staying healthy.

  15. ferris says:
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    traded grilli for cliff lee in nl-only — was happy but now have been overcome with a case of the kimbrels

    • Dan Pants

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      @ferris: I’d still want the Adverb over Grilli any day of the week. You done good.

  16. Jon says:
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    Can Manny Machado keep this up? B/c i got an offer of my machado and greinke for lawrie and sale and don’t know if this is a buy-low deal for me or not

    • Dan Pants

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      @Jon: I’d stick with Machado and Greinke. He’s legit.

  17. JobaDoesn'tRule says:
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    H2H 12 teamer. Drop Gattis for Chooch? Tough call right now

    • Dan Pants

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      @JobaDoesn’tRule: Tough to drop him while he’s so hot but I probably would make the swap. When Heyward returns Gattis is going to have a hard time finding consistent playing time.

  18. costaricanchata says:
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    nice write-up .
    keep ‘em coming .

    romero would do less damage to your stats , if you played in a 10-12 team nl-only league .

    prediction ==> vargas gets lit up by the astros .

    • Dan Pants

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      @costaricanchata: Thanks! Vargas would do that. Just when he gains our trust back.

  19. Just wanted to say thanks, DanPants, for filling in for Grey. Some mighty big shoes for anyone to fill. Keep up the good work, pleeeeez. :-)

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @mollyleekba: Thanks a lot! Any feedback is appreciated especially positive feedback!

  20. It's A Lathe says:
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    Buck and Cooch are on the WW. Dump Russell Martin for which one?

    Also – Would you drop Cashner or Estrada to either pick up Wood/play the streaming game, or should I hold.

    Also #2 = Thanks for the help..

    • It's A Lathe says:
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      @It’s A Lathe:

      Tillman, Quintana, Vargas, Hughes also on the wire.

    • Dan Pants

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      @It’s A Lathe: John Buck is insane right now. Own him until he stops hitting. I would hold Cashner, Estrada you could drop for a streamer but I’d wait and see what he does Sunday. Of the pitchers you listed I’d probably stream Vargas. But Hughes nice game today makes me think he could also be worth a look.

  21. JK Smiles says:
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    Hanley’s hammies are cramping my middle-infield. Who’s the best replacement of these schmoes? (H2H Points)

    Everth Cabrera, Gyorko, Andrelton Simmons, Cozart, or Didi? What a depressing list.

    • Dan Pants

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      @JK Smiles: Hey, that’s much better than my headline! I’d want Everth Cabrera the most of your depressing list.

  22. JoZee says:
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    I hope your kids pants get caught and a blood bath ensues!

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @JoZee: Listen, not a year goes by, not a year, that I don’t hear about some escalator accident involving some bastard kid which could have easily been avoided had some parent–I don’t care which one, but SOME parent conditioned him to fear and respect that escalator!

      Leave it alone!

      • JoZee says:
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        @Dan Pants: Are you kidding me! It’s as clear as day!

        • Dan Pants

          Dan Pants says:
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          @JoZee: Breakfast, shmreakfast. Look at the score, for Christ’s sake! It’s only in the middle of the second period and I’m running 12 to 2. Breakfasts come and go Renee, but Hartford, the whale, they only beat Vancouver once, maybe twice in a lifetime.

          • JoZee says:
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            @Dan Pants: Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned for Sega.

            • Dan Pants

              Dan Pants says:
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              @JoZee: My grandmother always said “Why buy the cow, when you can get the sex for free?” Of course, she became a lesbian on her 60th birthday, but that’s besides the point.

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                @Dan Pants: all arguments start and end as to which of these are better, Mall Rats or Clerks, for the title of best of the Jersey series.

  23. Tbone says:
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    Deal Markakis and Lawrie for Ellsbury in 12-team keeper? Lawrie only player with keeper potential in 18th. League is 6×6 with KO-BB as added category…other 3B are Aramis and Arenado. All my OF hurt…Heyward, Stanton, Coco, Gordon, Markakis, Dom. Thanks.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Tbone: Lawrie’s a nice keeper in the 18th but if your trying to compete for this year you probably have to make that trade.

  24. VinnyCora says:
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    Time to drop Hosmer and/or Reddick? These guys are killing me. Not a lot of attractive options out there, would likely just be a streaming spot for the hot schmotato of the day. Watching Hosmer ground 2 balls through the infield today doesn’t have me excited about his sexy 2/2 line.

    Should I drop one or both of these guys for Ackley and a streamer?

    • Dan Pants

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      @VinnyCora: I am still a believer unfortunately but if you don’t have a bench spot to stash one or both I think your right, you have to start playing the hot bats and hope one sticks.

  25. Tulo-Frisky says:
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    I was offered wandy rodriguez, shelby miller, and matt carpenter for…

    Allen Craig, Weaver, and Josh Johnson….

    take it? he also offered todd frazier instead of carpenter..

    • Dan Pants

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      @Tulo-Frisky: Miller, wayrod and frazier? Yeah, I would probably do that deal. Carpenter no.

  26. Anthony says:
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    You think 3-5 weeks or more for Hanley ? I thought these Hammy strains are 2 weeks. Good post, I enjoyed it!

    • Dan Pants

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      @Anthony: Thanks! I had very little information to go off at the time and didn’t want to say he’d be back in two weeks and then have them announce four weeks. But yes, it looks like the minimum stint on the DL will be about right.

  27. bill says:
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    Chris the dish! Nice mallrats reference! Best movie ever!

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @bill: Say, would you like a chocolate covered pretzel? They’re a little melty, but damn are they exquisite!

  28. Bourne says:
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    My only complaint is Holland hasn’t faced the Tigers this year. If my middle and high school English teachers taught me anything, it was read between the lines. Everybody is chasing the Tigers.

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Bourne: If all pans out Holland should face the Tigers May 19th! Personally I’d probably bench him.

  29. Project Merkin says:
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    Dan pants, another day another question.

    Espinosa is KILLING me at MI. Would you pick up razzball fave dee gordon for him? I know Espinosa has the 20/20 potential, but he sucks so hard right now….

    • Dan Pants

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      @Project Merkin: Yeah, Gordon had two hits and stole two bases last night and that was really all I had to see. Pick him up.

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Dan Pants: You’re kewl with dropping Espinosa?

        You’d bench ESTRADA today right?

        • Project Merkin says:
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          Aw eff it, I’m starting him!

        • Dan Pants

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          @Project Merkin: I’d probably sit. I am starting him in my H2H league because I need the Ks and a win, but otherwise even without Beltran I’m keeping him on my bench.

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            Ha, too late, I put him in there! Hold onto your hats!

            • Dan Pants

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              @Project Merkin: Oh man, if it makes you feel any better I started him, too. And now you can probably drop him guilt-free!

  30. SeanMcD says:
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    Would you drop Brandon Crawford for Dee Gordon?

    C – Carlos Santana
    1B – Prince Fielder
    2B – Daniel Murphy
    3B – Kyle Seager
    SS – Brandon Crawford
    IF – Nolan Arenaldo
    CF – Jacoby Elsebury
    LF – Chris Davis
    RF – Sin Soo Choo
    OF – Lorenzo Cain
    UTIL – Michael Saunders
    BN – Melky Cabrera, Jason Kubel, Will Middlebrooks
    DL – Aaron Hill, Jose Reyes

    Thanks

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      @SeanMcD: It’s a 12 team H2H 6×6 league

      • Dan Pants

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        @SeanMcD: Yeah, I probably would based on the speed upside alone.

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