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Yes, Matt Harvey was terrific, but I’d like to talk on a real baseball note for a second.  If you’re a White Sox fan, you should be mad.  No one on your team looks like they care.  It’s like you have nine Alex Rioses (Rioii?  Riii?).  I don’t care how pumped Hawk Harrelson gets.  You can put it on the board…This team is bored!  Your ambition…It gone!  The White Sox have more lackadaisical swingers than a Hedonism resort that only has decaf.  “Okay, everyone grab the guy next to you, we’re gonna have a tug of war.  C’mon, you guys have to stand for this.”  That’s the emcee at decaf Hedonism.  As for Harvey, he threw a gem even if he was facing the White Sux — 9 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, Zero Walks, 12 Ks.  I still think you should sell him.  It’s not a frantic sell like the roof is on fire and you’re having Sotheby’s over at your place tomorrow to walk through and see your Gregg Jefferies rookie card collection.  I wouldn’t take anything less than a number one of something for Harvey, but I’d field offers.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Joel Hanrahan – Hit the DL with a forearmarmarmarmarm strain.  Yesterday, you might remember I picked up Koji Uehara before Hanrahan was even injured because I was psychic.  Turns out I didn’t renew my psychic powers yearly subscription and that was just gas.  You’d think before my subscription expired, I would’ve foresaw this.  That’s like whenever I see one of those psychic parlors open, but no one inside their store.  Can’t they just open like two minutes before their customer shows up?  The Red Sox said they’d go with Junichi Tazawa.  He’s been terrific in his short time in the majors, and can continue to be solid.  I think the Red Sox will go back to Bailey or Hanrahan when one or both are healthy.  That’s not to say I wouldn’t own Tazawa right now.

Allen Webster – Red Sox recalled him to take Doubront’s turn in the rotation this week.  The Red Sox said they will return Doubront to the rotation after this one turn.  The Red Sox also said Hanrahan would get the closer job back only to let Bailey stay the closer until he was hurt, and the Red Sox said the Easter Bunny exists.  Don’t let Webster’s three-foot, four-inch stature fool you.  He’s an adult and ready to contribute.  He has a 95 MPH fastball and can rack up Ks.  Like the guy he’s replacing, his walks tend to hinder him.  I’d grab Webster for his start vs. the Twins and then play it by ear if Doubront is moved back into the rotation.

Ryan Dempster – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Buchholz is now the only odd ball in the Red Sox rotation since they have Dempster, Webster, Lester and Lackluster.

Will Middlebrooks – Diagnosed with a side injury.  So, that’s Will Sidebroke.

David Ortiz – 1-for-4 as he extended his hitting streak to 27 games.  He’s beating the shift like my high school girlfriend with my Hyundai.  “Grind the hips, baby, not the gears.  And pass me the beeswax, I gotta work on my dreads.”  It was a trying time for my family.

Hector Santiago – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. the Mess in Metco.  This start wasn’t exactly against the 1927 Atlanta Braves in Coors, but he gets the Twins next.  Yeah, I’m holding him for his next start.

Andrew McCutchen – 4-for-4, run, RBI and his 7th steal.  Yesterday, The Dread Pirate climbed to the top of the Pirate ship’s mast, tore a string from The Jolly Roger and swashbuckled down in front of the Mariners and the seven Pirate season ticket holders.  “Ahoy, Jonesy, drive me in after I steal this base.  Gar.  And get me some mead, Ol’ Chumbucket!  That’s you, Jeanmar Gomez.  You are Ol’ Chumbucket!  Argh, don’t make me explain it.”

Garrett Jones – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  “I’m not Chumbucket, am I?”  “Argh, it’s Jeanmar Gomez, why do I have to keep explaining that?”

James McDonald – Hit the DL with shoulder discomfort.  It could explain why he’s been so poor his first six starts.  Now, if he’s had shoulder discomfort for the past two years, it would explain even more.

A.J. Pierzynski – Scratched with oblique tightness.  At least they narrowed it down to somewhere in his body is tight.

J.A. Happ – Left the game after taking a Gallagher to the melon.

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs, homer, 2 Ks.  His 2nd game in a row with the exact same line.  It’s a glitch in The Matrix.

Adam Lind – 2-for-4, 2 runs, and his 1st homer.  I don’t know what’s sadder, the fact that I actually looked at his last seven games to see if this was the beginning of something only then to realize it can’t be the start of something if this is his first homer or the fact that it’s his first homer.

Melky Cabrera – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and has now hit in five straight and is 8 for his last 14.  NotpostedbyMelky.com would tell you that’s Hall of Fame-type numbers, I’ll just say he’s a hot schmotato.

Miguel Tejada – 2-for-3, 2 runs as he got the start over Mostsuckass.  If you’re just waking from a four-year coma and read that, you could easily think that makes perfect sense.  If you’re waking from a four-month coma, you could easily think I’m talking about the Dominican Winter Leagues.

Matt Wieters – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs as he bats .234.  Matt Wieters Fact:  He gets hot one game every ten days.

Nate McLouth – 1-for-3 with his tenth steal.  Sure, instead of drafting Desmond Jennings, I could’ve just picked up Nate McLouth.  Why you gotta say it like that?  Acting all highfalutin.  You don’t think it stings enough?  Wanna see a grown man cry?  Does my pride mean nothing to you?  *gently weeps*

Yuniesky Betancourt – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Basically anyone with a first name starting with Yu is good this year.  Too bad it’s a short U sound on Yuke Moustakas.

Aramis Ramirez – 1-for-4 with his 1st homer.  And he didn’t get hurt rounding the bases.  Score-score!

Wily Peralta – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks.  I’m not buying him again yet.  On a side note, I was looking at some batter vs. pitcher match-ups yesterday and it got me thinking — I think, y’all! — I wonder if it hurts offense even more now that there’s no rhyme or reason with interleague play.  A bunch of games yesterday had a lot of pitchers facing hitters they never saw.  Things that make you go Grimm, Justin.

Kyle Kendrick – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Like Santiago mentioned above, I’m holding Kendrick too.  That’s not to say he’s above Kendrick.  Since someone will ask, I’d want Kendrick first.  Now only 600 other comments to bang out with a Yes, hold and ha.

Chase Utley – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  In the same game, Ryan Howard hit his 6th homer.  Meanwhile, Rollins went 1-for-5 as he hits .234.  Can’t we get the gang back together?

Eric Stults – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the Marlins in Petco.  Finally we get the answer to that age-old question, if a baseball game between the Padres and Marlins happens, does it make a sound?  Yes, the sound it makes is yawn.

Will Venable – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and a homer in his 2nd straight game.  Unfortunately, it was the Padres third game in that span since Venable is Will.I.Am.Platooned.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, batting .419.  Rudy and I talk a bit about him in this afternoon’s podcast.  You can’t hardly wait.  No you!

Nick Punto – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs with a homer and double.  Yesterday there must’ve been a full Poon out.

Brandon League – 1 IP, 2 ER.  Mattingly gave him a potential vulture win opportunity and League gave up the 2-run homer to Au Shizz.  Those things happen.  When a closer has a 2.33 K/BB, you cut him some slack.  Oh, wait, that’s a 2.33 K/HR ratio (7 Ks / 3 HRs Allowed).  I’m sure there are other relievers with that ratio… Let’s see…  Axford has 14 Ks and 6 HRs allowed, that too is a 2.33 K/HR ratio.  The only reason Dodger fans won’t be yelling for Kenley when League pitches is because they left two innings prior to beat the traffic.

Heath Bell – Got the save yesterday.  The toffeeist reliever in the big leagues may get another shot to close in Arizona if Putz goes on the DL. (Putz was pulled from the game with stiffness; not like that!  Wait, how did you mean it?)  Bell’s got three things going for him over D-Her:  1) He has ‘closer experience’ and 2) He goes back a ways with GM Kevin Towers from their Padre days.  3) There’s no 3.  Listen, guys and four girls, Bell’s been decent since his first outing — hey, it won’t be pretty, but Bell is a must pick-up.

Didi Gregorius – 3-for-4, 1 run.  The Notorious D.I.D. is hitting .436.  Sweetie, he’s got enough to feed the needy!

Joel Peralta – 2/3 IP, 2 ER.  Murphy’s Law of fantasy baseball tells us that no matter how good the middle reliever has been, once you pick him up he will get hit.

Kris Medlen – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks in Great American Ballpark.  This was a nice reminder of why the Flat-Billed Pitchypus isn’t extinct.

Craig Kimbrel – 2/3 IP, 2 ER.  Kimbrel with the Marmol.  Someone commented yesterday they lost the win of Medlen and Harvey.  So, they only had, like, 27 IP, 2 ER and 70 Ks.  That’s a #teaminfirstplaceproblem.

Ryan Madson – On Thursday, he will face live hitters.  Another setback for the zombies’ employment rate.

Jered Weaver – More than two weeks away after he was sent to extended spring training to build up arm strength.  I remember when I was a kid we built up arm strength by shooting up drugs and teasin’ our hair.  The bygone 1990′s!

C.J. Wilson – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 12 Ks….But 5 unearned runs.  That’s a vicious box scare right there.

Mark Trumbo – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  I’d love to be a fly on the wall when someone explains to Arte why they had to go out and get Hamilton and Pujols.  Arte, “So, you’re saying we would’ve still had Trumbo, Trout, Aybar and Kendrick — the heart of our offense thus far — and still lost to the Astros, but by a bigger margin?  A close game vs. the Astros makes the $578 million worth it?”

Jose Altuve – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam & legs as Altuve says he don’t need no stinkin’ booster seat to sit at the big boy table.

Robbie Grossman – 1-for-3, 2 runs and 2 steals.  It’s kinda perfect he’s the Astros’ lead-off hitter.  It’s what everyone is thinking when they look at the Astros’ lineup anyway.

Travis Wood – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  ERA is at 2.33 and WHIP is at 0.93.  Yeah, I picked him up, but I freely admit that I don’t think he’s anywhere near this good.  He’s getting crazy lucky with BABIP and is much closer to a 4.00 ERA with a 1.30 WHIP type pitcher.  But I’m done watching from afar, I’m grabbing him.  As they say, get Wood, or go blind tryin’.

Kevin Gregg – 1 IP, 0 ER with his 5th save and has a 0.00 ERA.  In related news, water is dry.

Jorge de la Rosa – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks vs. the Yankees in Coors.  That’s nice; there’s not enough time in the day to own Rockie pitchers.

Josh Rutledge – 3-for-4, 1 run and hitting .252.  Seems like there’s a lot of backlash in the comments for Rutledge.  Did you think he was gonna go 40/40?  He’s on pace for 20/20.  I gave him the projections of 92/17/51/.262/20.  That doesn’t come with a free car wash, sorry.

Zach McAllister – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks and a 2.63 ERA on the year.  The cure to the common streamer, McAlkaseltzer!  He gets the Tigers next and that’s a “No thank you” with a side of “You can do better, I have faith in you.”

Josh Reddick – Should return in a few days after getting a… Cortisone shot!  Grab him immediately.  Cortisone is the one steroid us city folk have left besides a Black Eye off the Starbucks secret menu.  If you remember, Zimmerman had a cortisone shot last year and hit 25 homers in his next six games.  Reddick had ten homers last May.  This year…the sky!

Tommy Milone – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I don’t fully trust him on the road, but he goes to Safeco next, which is fine, then he heads back to O.co.  As I said in the preseason, he can be a ratio helper.  Plus, he sounds like he’s from Bayonne and would hang out with Joey Fatone.

Shin-Soo Choo – 2-for-5 with his 6th and 7th homers.  I just traded him.  Yesterday was the first day he was off my team.  Literally yesterday!  Literally!  I’m having a flip-out Jerry Maguire getting fired moment right now.  And I’m taking this fish and Dorothy!  I love Korean people!  It was a mission statement!

Ryan Doumit – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  He raised his average to .212, which is the area code for Manhattan, which has Rye in it.  Coincidence?

  1. Sick says:
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    Was recently offered Matt Carpenter & David Price for Tony Cingrani in a 10 team Super competitive Keeper league (keep 8). I’m in first but might not stay there if I pull the trigger on the deal and Price continues to stink. Thoughts brother?

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Sick: the more I read it the more I still cant believe that offer. Super competitive? Ha, feel free to give me an invite any time.

      DO IT.

      • Fish says:
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        @TheNewGuy:

        DO IT! smoke. DO IT!

      • Dave the Barber says:
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        @TheNewGuy:

        Wow hahaha and I thought I fleeced the guy that traded me Lester for Congrani straight up.

    • Gavin says:
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      @Sick: I don’t know if it’s a fleecing. I’d still do it, but Matt Carpenter probably doesn’t even start in a 10-teamer. So I could see it in a keeper league.

    • Ryan G says:
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      @Sick: i have D Price in my “super competitive” keeper league and i wouldn’t give him up for Cingrani any day of the week #coldstreaks

  2. DanDan says:
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    Trade Cliff lee/Isashi Iwakuma for Jason Heyward/Max Scherzer?

    • Weeza says:
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      @DanDan: Yes

      • Fish says:
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        @Weeza:

        +1

        • Q says:
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          @Fish:

          YES!!!!!

  3. Doorstop says:
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    fist. better than first.

    puts sounds bad to the bone.

    go heath!

    • Mike G says:
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      @Doorstop: Wesley Willis?

    • Q says:
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      @Doorstop:

      Is this supposed to be a haiku? If so, ya got the syllables wrong, dude. If not…..well I have no idea.

  4. leftsideoverhere says:
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    Great work, as always, Grey. Two questions: firstly, how much of the Red Sox closer situation is misinformation to confuse the rest of the league, and how much is they don’t know their ass from their closer’s elbow? And secondly, would you drop Alcides Escobar for Simmons? I’ve also got Starlin Castro at SS, if that makes a difference.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @leftsideoverhere: Thanks! Hold Alcides… No idea with the Red Sox… Not sure what misinformation would benefit… It’s not like you can have a closer go to the mound in a paper bag mask and no one knows who he is… This isn’t football where you’re drawing up plays weeks before…

      • Pete says:
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        @Grey: Grey, I’m struggling with my SS shituation – I have Aybar and Simmons, and every week it seems I pick the wrong guy to start (when both are healthy). Obviously I started Aybar this week. Thoughts on the two of them moving forward, which do you think is better? 16-team H2H.

  5. Birdmann says:
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    Wasn’t buying Felix back in the preseason, glad I was right.

    • Birdmann says:
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      @Birdmann: not to say I made good choices with one of my teams, which had both Roy and Timmy. We all make mistakes.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Birdmann: Felix, is there something wrong with Hernandez?

    • Weeza says:
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      @Birdmann: ha…there you go Grey, now you only have 594 to go

  6. Birdmann says:
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    I picked up Bell right when he came in, JJ didn’t look good, headed to the bench before the trainer got off his ass.

  7. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I asked the Guru on Twitter last night about the Boston situation. Sorry, he has gained my trust in interpreting all things Boston, and he said that Konichi Taziki was the right call. I know I just butchered his name but I’m hungry for some spicy scallop hand rolls and a Doner Kabob.

    Did you get your psychic subscription from the guy that lives three alleys over in the Kenmore fridge box. Same dude got me my ministers license….cust kayin’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: The Guru stopped returning emails and stood us up on the podcast… No idea why…

      • stoopid says:
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        @Grey: Ray Flowers? Bummer, would love to hear him on the podcast. He’s my favorite host on SiriusXM Fantasy. Guy’s pretty knowledgable.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @stoopid: No one’s talking about Ray Flowers to my knowledge…

          • stoopid says:
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            @Grey: Doesn’t he go by the Guru on that station? I dunno. Disregard!

            • stoopid says:
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              @stoopid: He goes by “The Oracle”. My bad y0! Get him on the podcast though, smart dude.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Honestly, have no idea…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: but you still post his articles. i like the guy and now feel torn, am I not suppose to talk to him.?Is this like high school all over again?… because I am not flying to Maine and putting him in a trashcan nor will I duct tape to a field goal post. I’m better than that…..

        • Grey

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          Is Guru the radio deejay guy? I don’t think we’ve had an article by him since he stood us up… I don’t dislike him, just saying he totally disappeared on this side of things..

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: you guys posted an article by him on May 5th, so there you go.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Maybe we’re talking about a different guy… Maybe we (Razzball) worked out the issues on why he flaked on Nick… Ha, I’m honestly not sure… Now I know how the guys at Enron felt…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: you are so awesome, the clueless star that shows up for his stuff and then back to all the adoration of the fans, I mean commentors. Grey is the rockstar around here. I’m waiting for the behind the razz special of your fall from grace.

                Where is the love for Nick and how can i send that guy a donut. he is the staple voice that we all long to hear cause it means its podcast time. In this rockband he is the roadie that makes you all look good…..and why is Jaywrong only using a tamborine?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha! It’s a Behind the Blog special… I was freebasing coke and screaming at my mom to make me cookies…It was ugly…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I wrote this in the fetal position wearing an adult diaper

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      We coulda been something, contenders!

          • Troy says:
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            @Grey: he recently just came out with a article I believe a day or 2 ago I could be wrong though.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, just talked to Nick, guess it was a miscommunication…

          • Jay says:
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            @Grey: maybe he got caught publicly “jamming it”?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Probably terrorists

  8. Matthew says:
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    I have 1,000+ Fantasy questions as usual. But I have a question for you. Why did you trade Choo? I have him in 2 of 4 league, and I WILL NOT deal him hot or cold, but reasoning?

    I also have Harvey in 3 leagues, why do you suggest selling high on him? What makes you think he’s not gonna stay hot? He seems to be the real deal?

    These are questions that help me fantasy wise haha.

    PS: I took Goldschmidt in 2 leagues, I have Fielder and Votto in the others. I wanted to thank you for selling me pre drafts so high on him, I think I took his slow start last season to heart. I was wrong, He’s amazing!!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Matthew: In regards to Harvey, if you can sell high I would. It would be unreasonable to think the guy will pitch the whole season. The Mets suck, any post ASB injury could lead to a shut down to protect the future ace, this is his first season to start with the big club, he pitched more innings last year than the year before. he might get a 180-190 innings if EVERYTHING is good. You might want to wait and hold till June, but a couple of bad outings and he falls dramatically, for what he has put up so far, you won’t get a better return than now.

      • Matthew says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: makes complete sense. Would Jordan Zimmerman be a tier you’d go for???

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Matthew: grey was having to deal with mostsuckass in the league where he traded choo.

  9. troy says:
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    do you like hafner in a 12 team deep league? and I have a hole at CI thats filled by chris carter or mitch moreland would you stick with those guys or trade a starter ir shelby miller or tony cingrani for a ci if so what type of ci shoudl be targeted? thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @troy: I don’t like Hafner b/c he clogs the UTIL spot… I’d trade Cingrani for a Zimmerman type if you can get him…

  10. oaktown a's says:
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    bell or tazawa?

  11. SmokeTNT says:
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    Was drunk and offered the Rockies fan Tulo for Votto in a keeper league and he accepted. How bad should my hangover be?

    • SmokeTNT says:
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      @SmokeTNT: Have Hosmer and Belt. Also Rutledge and Dee Gordon.

      • Fister Furbush says:
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        @SmokeTNT:

        Don’t feel bad, tulo gets hurt too much to be fully satisfied with him. Votto is the god of OBP…be prepared to be satisfied, just…satisfied

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @SmokeTNT: never drink and trade.

      • TouchDownCityBaby! says:
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        I love drinking and trading.

  12. Brain Dead Hurler says:
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    ” Basically anyone with a first name starting with Yu is good this year”

    Yu forgot Yunel?

  13. bossmanjunior says:
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    Open UTL spot in a 12 team rotor league:

    ROS Yes, hold, or ha?

    Thanks!

  14. Jacks says:
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    Ugh, I straight up dropped my Putz for Heath Bell. Maybe there’s a little Rodney type redemption magic in him this year. 33% K rate vs 5% BB. Pretty impressive, but it’s Heath Bell! Just coming to grips with my move. Wish Tazawa news happened a day later so I could’ve traded Putz in for a better model … Heath Bell on my team, really? good night.

    • @Jacks:

      I watch the Dbacks and as bad as Bell was the start of the year he seems to have settled in. And as for all the people who say why not Hernandez, have you noticed he blew 3 saves in a week? That *was* his audition and he flopped like a Marlin.

      • JoeC says:
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        @Elijah: Oh the schadenfreude I’m going to experience when everyone who picked up Heath Bell gets their comeuppance.

        Dude be mesmerizing y’all with the ol’ banana-in-the-tailpipe trick. HB, don’t believe his lies!

        • @JoeC:

          I’m not saying he’s any good. I’m just saying SAGNOF.

  15. goodfold2 says:
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    madsen,gross-MAN,and rutledge; best blurbs in a while, good stuff right here. 2 nights, 2 at least short term closer pickups. HOO-ah!

  16. Random Collmenter says:
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    Was offered Longo for Harvey. I currently have Mostsuckass at the cold corner.

    Other SPs are MadBum, Peavy, Samardzija, Cobb, Hughes, Vargas, Colby Lewis.

    Only thing preventing me from accepting is its a weird AL-only league where we get to draft a few NL guys, and a mid season mini draft is coming up where I could snag Zimmerman, Pablo, Aramis, Headley, or Frazier. Should I hold onto Harvey and wait on one of those guys or sell high and take Longo?

    Thanks!

    • Paul says:
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      @Random Collmenter:

      Almost impossible to say without knowing where you stand in all the categories. I usually take the bat always, but I say Harvey can continue as a top 10 starter.

    • Paul says:
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      @Random Collmenter:

      I had to answer because I play in a weird NL only league where each team can draft two al hitters and an al starter and closer. I also have Harvey and am thinking of selling high. We also use fielding pct., so first baseman have an abnormally high value, because each throw to first counts as a fielding attempt, leading to a higher fldg. pct. That said, would you trade Harper, Konerko, Harvey for Votto, pence and Greinke? I get a full time 1b in Votto over dh/1b Konerko. Pence is better than konerko anyways and I like Votto slightly better than Harper. Is that hitting upgrade worth the risk of going from Harvey to Greinke?

    • Random Collmenter says:
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      @Grey any thoughts about the above question?

      Thank you!!

  17. RiffRaff says:
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    Chasing saves; who’s the better pick up… Koji Uehara or David Hernandez?

  18. 85True says:
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    Sup Grey,
    I offered a guy in my Yahoo 12 team 5 keepers roto league Harvey for Cliff Lee. To my surprise, he came back with an offer of Cliff, Latos and Markakis thrown in for Harvey, Cingrani and Holland. Done deal.

  19. Bas says:
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    Hi Grey,
    My pitching staff is a mess with my only starters Hamels, Bailey, Milone, Beckett. Also have Rivera,Holland, Mujica, Veras, Parnell and Uehera. Is it time to make a trade?

    Can trade Mujica for Hudson or Burnett in my 5×5 12 teamer.
    or trade away Bruce for an arm? Also have JUpton, Cutch, Parra, Saunders,Span,Duda and Joyce as outfielders
    Or should I just pick up 1 of Quitana/Wood/Santiago/McCarthy/Cashner/Kendrick/Detwiler?

    Many questions, but I hope you can help me

    Thanks as always Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bas: I’d take Burnett… Kendrick…

  20. Steve says:
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    Agree that Harvey’s a sell, but oh my word. Looks like the hitters were trying to hit a marble with a knitting needle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Nice metaphor…

    • JoeC says:
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      @Steve: I can’t do it. I know it’s the smart move. But smart moves be damned! I love my High and Hard Harvey too much to let go now. He needs me and I need him. That’s all there is to it!

  21. Doorstop says:
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    SON hates Tillman tomorrow vs KC.

    it doesnt look like a bad start does it?

  22. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    To continue the classic commercials from two nights ago, I have another to mention.

    There was a Miller Lite commercial at least seven years ago which featured a guy laying on his floor and holding his cat above him. He was rubbing his nose against his cat’s nose. He then asked some questions. “Who’s the furry little mustache man? Who’s the furry little mustache man? Is it you? Is it you?” The camera then panned away to reveal two dudes standing outside and watching this cat scene from a window. “Well, at least he’s not naked.”

    • JoeC says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: Missed that one, but it sounds hilarious.

      I also say embarrassing things to my cats, but not quite that bad and I live on the 4th floor, so no chance of eavesdroppers!

  23. Grey, pumping out the content like a champ!

    ROS Rank Jhonny Peralta, Uggla, Aybar. Is the low man droppable? Zobrist is my other MI, Adam LaRoche current UTIL. RCL league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sherm: Thanks! Peralta’s droppable…

  24. Joe says:
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    Didi Gregorius or Danny Espinosa for the rest of this year?

    • vohnie says:
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      @Joe: Danny.

  25. deebo says:
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    What up Grey..A guy offered me S. Castro and Mo Rivera for my Matt Kemp. I currently have H. Street and Fujikawa as my closers.
    This is a no-brainer right?
    12 team 9×9…thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @deebo: I’d take Castro

  26. Tigres says:
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    After his second HR last night, I gave Choo a hug and told him to never mind that Grey traded him, my love for him will be enough. The restraining order should come in the mail any day now.

    Aybar over Simmons? I’ve got both on roster as options to play MI -need SBs more than HRs at this pt.

  27. Jeff says:
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    Correction: Dempster only gave up 2 earned runs yesterday (not 3). After Middlebrooks came out of the game from an injury in the 8th inning, the replacement 3rd baseman (Ciriaco) committed two consecutive errors allowing the first 2 runners on base. Dempster was immediately pulled and both runs subsequently scored but were not charged as earned runs to Dempster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff: Oops, fixed…

  28. TheNewGuy says:
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    So only trade Harvey for a no 1 starter right. Does that mean your top tier of pitchers “these guys great, I will enjoy missing out on them this year”?

    And yeah the White sux! Though I dont think Rios is the problem, hes been the only one hitting. Dont normally care about them but Ive got Paulie, Rios and Peavy scattered across both my teams this year. Having Dunn bat cleanup is beyond a joke. Theyre friggin crying out for a proper leadoff hitter too, why didnt they go for Bourn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: The #1 pitchers run through the Yu tier… Obviously the higher the better #1… They’re terrible, they looked so bored with baseball…

  29. Ashtray says:
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    Just got a trade offer.

    My Matt Harvey for

    his Ian Kinsler

    I’m in first place in 12 team H2H 7×7 (includes K & OBP and L & QS)

    My current 2B is Rutledge but he is only to replace Aaron Hill on the DL.

    My pitchers are Lee, Harvey, Miller, and Lynn. I also use a spot or two to stream.

    When Hill comes back I will have both 2B and my util spots will be occupied by Stanton and Heyward if/when they get healthy.

    So I like the idea of doing this trade but I doubt that Kinsler is that much better than Hill, especially when I will be left with only 3 legit starting pitchers.

    SPs on waivers are Hughes, Santiago, Slowey, Wood, Villanueva, McAllister, Feldman, Colon, Westbrook.

    Thanks

    • Dingbat says:
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      @Ashtray: whoa. I just realized that it’s possible to have a starting fantasy rotation that includes Lee, Harvey, and Oswalt.

      • Scott says:
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        @Dingbat: ashame his name was lee harvey oswald, but close

      • ashtray says:
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        @Dingbat: I thought about picking up Oswalt just so I could change my name when I heard the Rockies were bringing him back.

      • JoeC says:
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        @Grey: All you people are CRAZY! CRAZY, I say!

  30. Later Tater says:
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    grey,

    you know what they say… if it’s(she’s)from Bayonne, you leave it alone

  31. Tom Thumb says:
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    Is Harvey still a sell in a keeper league?

  32. DiscoD says:
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    1. Pick up Vargas or Wood for this week and the next?

  33. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Small correction as Dempster was only charged with 2ER

  34. Bill_Buckner says:
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    @Grey was offered Moobs for Bautista and I need batting average help & an upgrade at 1B and have a ton of OF. Am I getting fair value or should I hold out for more?

  35. kingforaday151 says:
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    I’m killing it with my pitching (Verlander/Bumgarner/Harvey/Miller/Iwakuma/Grilli/Romo)and I’m ready to let Harvey go to one of the Met fans in my league that’ll overpay. Could use some speed and/or a fill @ 2B. Target Pedrioa? Or the other Car-Go…Is he worth it?

    • Q says:
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      @kingforaday151:

      Pedroia for sure….don’t think I’d do it for CarGo light. You are missing his hot streak already and it might be almost over.

      • kingforaday151 says:
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        @Q: I’m gonna roll with your A, Q. I’m not convinced Gomez is ready to cool off, but a second look at career numbers for both certainly left me feeling better about Pedroia. With Bruce/Gordon/J-Up/A-Jax in my outfield I needed more help @ 2B.

        Agreed to the offer, already getting BS from the league. Why is it that when you shop for a trade partner no one wants to deal, but right after a trade’s agreed on every other owner in the league wants to tell you what a better deal they would have given?

  36. Tyler Cloyd – ? better this year ?

  37. JB says:
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    Start/sit tonight – 1. Tillman and 2. Masterson – thanks!

    • EK says:
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      @JB: I’d start both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Agreed with EK

  38. MrMojoRisin says:
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    Did you trade Choo straight up for Beltre or did you have to toss in a little sweetener?

    I was hoping for the opposite reaction when I read about your trade yesterday, since I own Beltre everywhere!

  39. Tony Starks says:
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    My problem with selling high on Harvey is that I’m in a deep points league where we only start 4 SP’s each week so having 2-3 aces is pretty f’n significant. Now while I have a lot of “holes” on offense I don’t think taking two good SP’s or a lesser pitcher and an upgraded bat will solve all my problems (actually I don’t have too many problems right now as I’m in 2nd place but still need to be pro-active to continue to be prosperous, right?). And I apologize for the long drawn-out comment and for posting my line-up but figure you need to know what you’re working with to offer any potentially helpful advice. PLease let me know where you think I should target making improvements. Thanking you in advance

    C – Y Molina
    1B – I Davis
    2B – Y Betancourt
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Desmond
    OF – Braun
    OF – Aoki
    OF – Saunders
    DH – C Carter
    B – Lowrie, Russell Martin, Chisenhall
    SP – Strasburg
    SP – Harvey
    SP – Scherzer
    SP – Kendrick
    RP – Kimbrel
    RP – Mujica
    B – McAllister, Teheran, Gausman, Bauer, Beachy, Jansen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony Starks: You don’t need 3 number ones… Trade Harvey for a better OF or SS or 1B…

      • Tony Starks says:
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        @Grey:

        Hey G-r-e-y, just wanted to clear one thing up – it’s not the worst thing to have three #1′s in this league as it’s a points league so it doesn’t matter where your pts come from as long. And I realize hitters will be more consistent than pitchers and injuries are always a bigger risk with the wings but the temptation of having those guys for two-start wks is extremely appealing. Now that I’ve equipped you with more info is your answer still the same?

        * I realize I’m probably approaching one of “those guys” status I would like the jury to know that I have donated to the site LOL

  40. papasmurf says:
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    As crazy as the fact that Kevin Gregg is closing and closing well so far, Jake Westbrook’s 1 ERA is even more amazing. He has a 1.40 WHIP and 18:17 K:BB ratio. FIP is a solid 3.53 cuz of no HR allowed. Right handed Jaime Garcia!

    I looked up Lind’s game log last night too cuz I kinda remember seeing some Lind highlights when I check TOR’s boxscores for Lawrie. I figured it was his third homer in the last wk or somethng then I also realized it was his first.

    Hopefully Bell will be the closer not Hernandez, who has given up some big homers lately and hasn’t looked good this year. I need Hernandez to gimme HLDs, not saves.

    • Grey

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      @papasmurf: Agreed on all notes… Crazy on Westbrook…

  41. Grey – Good to see you finally got Wood. I mean, er.

    Also: I need some encouragement. I made a bad but not bonecrushing trade to get Beckett a few weeks back. Clearly, he’s droppable, but I’m having trouble breaking up with him. Help me get out of this abusive relationship. Please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sixto Lescano: Ha… I’d hold Beckett for a few… Can bench him until he turns it around… Long season still think he can be good…

      • @Grey:

        Sheeet. I went all “90210″ on his arse and kicked him to the curb. I’m kind of glad I did in a way, I picked up the newly juiced Melky. If Beckett clears waivers maybe I’ll wheel him in for another shot. You know what they say about ex-sex…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  42. Fungazi says:
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    Help with a trade? Need a SP and want to offer up Alex Gordon and narrowed the target list to Medlen, Lynn, Shields, Latos. These all reasonable returns?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Fungazi: Looking at this list again, I think I’ve overvalued both Gordon and people’s perceptions of him. Have any buy-lows or other targets?

      Thx in advance

      • Q says:
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        @Fungazi:

        I was thinking the opposite. Think you are undervaluing Gordon. He’s been good and hasn’t even had a hot streak yet. I’d take Latos or maybe Shields if you’re desperate, but no way would I trade Gordon for Medlen or Lynn. If he is only an extra OF for you, trade a better OF for an ace.

        • Fungazi says:
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          @Q: Good points. Might try that, it’s just that we have 3 OF slots and many teams have 5 already so it limits the options.

  43. Iguy says:
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    How about Matt Harvey for David Price straight up?

    • Kyle says:
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      @Iguy: Keeper: may hold, but if not… Do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Iguy: I’d take Price

  44. Gavin says:
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    Tazawa or Bell

  45. Sideshow says:
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    Would u pickup Vargas & give him a spot start tomorrow v Houston in a deep 16 man league?

    • EK says:
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      @Sideshow: I’d start him in all leagues

  46. stoopid says:
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    Same guy that offered me Homer Bailey for Marte last week sent me an offer of Ian Kennedy for Ruggiano. My OF is still deep. We start 3 w/ 2UT and I have JUpton, Jennings, A Jones, & A Jackson. We only roster 9 pitchers so Kennedy would take the place of my weekly 2 start streamer. It’s a 12 team H2H. I do need the pitching help.

    Good buy low/sell high or is he trying to bamboozle me again selling a cold pitcher to me?

  47. PublicEnemy#1 says:
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    What do you think of Markakis and Hughes for Price in a 16 team league? Good buy low on Price or is he on the Lincecum flame-out path already? Hughes was about my 7th best SP and I have Reimold or Bourjos (upon return) to replace Markakis.

    • Eng says:
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      @PublicEnemy#1: Jump on that deal. Price is a very different physical proposition to Lincecum, has lost no velocity, he’s the current CY Young and it’s only May 8 .

      • PublicEnemy#1 says:
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        @Eng: thanks Eng

  48. MattTruss223 says:
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    Grey and/or Tehol “Points League Guru” Beddict: H2H Points – Do you prefer Gyorko or Howie @ 2B ROS? Flip a coin?

    Thanks Brothers.

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @MattTruss223: Oh yea, a few days late, but I meant to mention the other day Grey, I enjoyed the “combat zone” reference. I always forget you’ve got a Boston connection. I like it.

  49. Derrick says:
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    Start Holland @Mil. today?

  50. The Real Corky says:
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    Best DL stash in 10T mixed roto. Beachy, Pineda, Luebke, or Hudson?

  51. Frank Lynch says:
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    Sup Grey… I got Lorenzo Cain, Josh Donaldson and Crawford playing tonight. I have to bench one. Which one should I bench??

  52. smegma says:
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    Thinking about next week’s 2 start streamer:

    I have Beckett but he gets Wsh and @Atl…not exactly great matchups

    Would you drop Pettitte, Villanueva (or Beckett) for:
    Santiago @Min,@LAA (can stream him from my RP spot which is nice)
    Vargas v. KC, v. CWS
    Locke v. Mil, v. Hou

    Slowey, Hughes and Hammel are also available but not going to get 2 starts for a couple weeks.

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey – which 2 would you drop out of Pettitte, Villanueva, Beckett?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @smegma: Pettitte, Villanueva

          • smegma says:
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            @Grey: @Grey:
            Thanks Grey – would you rather have Locke next week over Vargas based on last night’s performances?

  53. Spencer says:
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    Who you got Grey??!!

    SP – Would you drop Homer Bailey or Ryu for Kendrick or Wood in a 10 team QS, K/9 league

    RP – Would you drop Frieri, Wilhelmsen, or Holland for Bell, Tazawa, or Gregg, 10 team SV and K/9. I am last in the league in saves

    • Spencer says:
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      @Spencer: Or for the SP question, throw Hughes, Cahill, and Dempster in that mix as well. Any of them worth an add over my guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Spencer: SP — Hold RP — Hold

  54. Bosmosis says:
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    Drop Cashner for HomeR Bailey? Thanks.

  55. El Guapo says:
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    1. Offered Bruce and Medlen for Weaver in my keeper league… who wins this deal?
    2. Play Prado vs. Kershaw? or Alcides vs. Tillman

    • El Guapo says:
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      @El Guapo: Also, Seager or Saunders? Just picked up Arenado as well

      • Q says:
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        @El Guapo:

        Bruce side. Don’t do it. Medlen/Weaver is a wash and Bruce will come around.

    • Q says:
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      @El Guapo:

      Just re-read…if YOU were offered Bruce/Medlen, then jump on it. If you were the one offering Bruce, withdraw that offer ASAP

  56. lonestar says:
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    Would you drop Guthrie for Santiago?

    Also, would it be a stretch to drop Cishek for Bell?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @lonestar: it would be a stretch

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @lonestar: i like santiago better…

      • lonestar says:
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        @Beardcrabs:

        will probably wait till after Guthrie starts against the Mets…although I’ve got HUGE reservations about starting him with my ERA at 1.10 right now.

  57. Nate says:
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    Which White Suck do you like ROS? Quintana or Santiago?

  58. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    “:J.A. Happ – Left the game after taking a Gallagher to the melon.”
    I was at the game last night and thought he was dead.I wasn’t sure if Desmond hit the ball twice because the ball coming off his bat sounded the same as Happs face.

    I hope he recovers fully but last night makes you wonder how long until pitchers start wearing helmets or something like a 1910 football skull cap.

    • JoeC says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun: Nah, he ain’t dead… you can see bubbles and shit comin’ out of his mouth.

  59. Kyle says:
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    Also… worth picking up Ozuna and dropping a guy like Arenado or Seager?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Kyle: set and forget Arenado

      • Kyle says:
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        @Wake Up: So should I drop Seager for Ozuna then? I know Arenado has a better bat/plays in coors, just wondering if i should get Ozuna. In need of some OF power.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Kyle: Can lose Seager for Ozuna

  60. Q says:
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    Who’s my streamer today?

    Chuck Newtown (Home v. STL)
    Tillman (Home v. KC)
    Allen Webster (Home v. MIN)
    AJ Griffin (@ Cleve)

    I could consult SON, but I think you said to” take it with a grain of salt” until June. And that’s me quoting you (I think.)!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Q: I’m going Tillman

  61. Frank Lynch says:
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    This guy in my league sent me a trade proposal and wanted Samardzija n Crawford from me for Dickey n Melky Cabrera. I was talking to Sky and he told me #1 not to do it and #2 stop looking for a pitcher and I totally agreed with him but before I reject it, Do you think I should counter the trade and give him the same people for Johnny Cueto??

  62. Taz says:
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    Would you drop Niese for Milone? How about Morrow or Cashner?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Taz: Not sure that Milone is much more than a matchups play at this point

      • Taz says:
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        @Wake Up: But is Cashner? I think Morrow has the highest ROS potential of the group, but Niese has looked horrible and Cashner’s walks are a problem. He may be just a matchups play too…

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          @Taz: agreed…go Morrow

  63. Wake Up says:
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    First, let me say that I hope Happ is alright.
    But, how long until SPs start following through and finish their deliveries to wind up in a fielding position? This is how almost every pitcher used to finish. In a fielding position. Now almost no one does. It’s like they think that they are still behind the L screen from spring training. You are only 60 feet away from a possible line drive headed straight for you. Get. Ready. To. Field. Your. Position. Strasburg could learn a thing or two about this as well. He’s falling over towards first after his delivery. So, he’s putting a lot of extra strain on his elbow which will end up injured if he doesn’t fix his mechanics. But, he’s also totally defenseless from a come-backer. Let’s hope that when Mo retires that the #42 is the only thing that goes with him.

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @Wake Up: I get what you’re saying, but if a line drive is smoked straight up the middle, there isn’t enough time for a pitcher to react anyway. In order for a pitcher to get into proper fielding position early enough for it to matter in that situation, he’d have to compromise his mechanics.

    • Grey

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      @Wake Up: They’re paid millions to pitch, if getting into fielding position costs them a mile per hour and money out of their pocket, I doubt they ever do it…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Wake Up: I have taken the line drive off the dome and there is nothing you can do, luckily mine tipped of the edge of my glove. But I still got a concussion and had ball seem marks on my forehead.

      Funny side not was we were a few men down and i had to go finish the game in left field cause I wouldn’t allow my coach to let us forfeit.

      • Kid A says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: Jesus, seam marks on your forehead, mangled feet. You really paint quite a picture of yourself. Look away, I’m hideous!!!

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Kid A:I was ten. its gone away. the baseball bat to the dome left a permanent mark

  64. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: who are you grabbing first between Tazawa and Bell?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Herschel: Tazawa

  65. Hoog says:
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    Hey Gray! Could use some help.. Got two trade offers yesterday and not sure what to do…

    Trade 1: give choo. Get r. Zimmerman
    Trade 2: give Votto granderson, get Joey bats, greinke and cashner

    I have butler who can play 1st, Frazier at 3rd, and my OF is cargo, choo, Jennings, marte granderson (start 3).

    I’m in 2nd (.5 games back) so I’m apprehensive to deal this much of my team. Thoughts?

    • Hoog says:
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      @Hoog: sorry, 12 team h2hkeeper league

  66. Hondo says:
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    What do you think about me offering Harvey and Frazier for Greinke and Prado?

    Should I be a little more greedy or does that sound fair?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Hondo: I would start higher

    • Baron Von Vulturewins

      Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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      @Hondo: Harvey could conceivably net you a big bat right now: Like a Goldschmidt-style bat, which would be a win for you.

    • Hondo says:
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      @Hondo:

      Frazier is really cooling off,but I like the positional flex.I’ve also got Matt Carpenter though,so is his redundancy worth a straight drop for a hot bat like Hafner?
      I originally drafted the undearly departed Ike for my util spot(have Goldy at 1B),so slotting Hafner there wouldn’t affect the grand scheme of thing.That would leave me Carp and Rutledge as my 2 bench guys,covering all positions on off days.

      I still think I might be selling low on Harvey though.

      • Hondo says:
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        @Hondo:
        The problem is(H2H 12 teams,21 man roster) I’m pretty stacked all around.I’d like to move Harvey while he’s at peak value,but I don’t really have any weak spots.Once Kenley becomes the closer(hopefully)I’ll work on saves for the playoffs,I don’t want to trade for a closer yet.

        [IMG]http://i42.tinypic.com/14broxz.jpg[/IMG]

        • Hondo says:
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          @Hondo:

          Tried to post my roster but it didn’t fly.
          C-Weiters
          1B-Goldy
          2B-Cano
          3B-Beltre
          SS-Rutledge,Simmons
          OF-Choo,JUp,Fowler
          Bench Carp,Frazier
          Reyes and Eaton on DL
          RP’s-Kenley,O’Flahety(holds league) Smyley

          SP’s-Harvey,Shark,JZimm,Kendrick,Hamels,Miller,Cashner,Beachy on DL

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Hondo: You have no weak spots

  67. Cartman 4evs says:
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    Is Desmond Jennings a buy-low/hold onto him, things will turn-around candidate?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Cartman 4evs:

      The K rate is high and he hits a ton of BABIP suppressing flyballs (40%) with a very mediocre 10% HR/FB rate. The lack of OBP tamps down the steals chance. I’d want to see some improvement in the approach before I’d buy in on him.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I still don’t see any reason that he doesn’t get to 15 HR 90 R 30 SB…which is why I drafted him…do you?

  68. The Viking says:
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    De Aza, Eaton, Span or Pierre ROS?

  69. yo yo ma says:
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    10 team 5×5 with obp

    i’m kicking ass in batting, scraping by in pitching and was just offered adrian gonzalez for yovani gallardo

    i’ve already got mark trumbo, allen craig, and mark reynolds, and can’t decide if gonzo is going to be worth it this year. what do you say?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @yo yo ma: I’d take A-Gon and trade Craig for an arm… Or Trumbo…

  70. Birdis says:
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    1. B.J. Upton was dropped in my 10 team league… who do I drop to snag him? Niese?
    2. Teixeira was also dropped… worth a DL stash?

    Yahoo H2H 1yr League (10 teams)
    Batter Stats: R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP, SLG
    Pitcher Stats: W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, K/9, QS, HLD
    Roster: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OF, OF, OF, OF, OF, Util, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, RP, P, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL

    C: Salvador Perez
    1B: Paul Goldschmidt
    2B: Brandon Phillips
    3B: Evan Longoria
    SS: Ben Zobrist (2B, SS, OF)
    CI: Michael Cuddyer (1B, OF)
    MI: Jean Segura (SS)
    OF: Andrew McCutchen
    OF: Matt Holliday
    OF: Desmond Jennings
    OF: Hunter Pence
    OF: Carl Crawford
    UT: Adrian Gonzalez (1B, OF)
    BN: Todd Frazier (1B, 3B, OF)
    DL: Aaron Hill (2B)

    SP: Gio Gonzalez, Max Scherzer, Jake Peavy, Brandon Morrow, Homer Bailey, Tony Cingrani, Jonathon Niese
    RP: Jonathon Papelbon, Mariano Rivera, Glen Perkins, Edward Mujica

  71. Raul says:
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    Would you give up:
    Cespedes, Ike Davis & McCann
    for
    Rizzo & Wieters?

    • Gavin says:
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      @Raul: Cespedes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Raul: It’s close, could see going the Rizzo side… Depends on needs…

  72. B.o.B says:
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    So I have 5 SP going today in my 10 team league, all on the freakin road!

    Peavy @ NYM (SON $ value – 15.6)
    Anibal @ Wash (5.3)
    Minor @ Cincy (4.8)
    Miley @ LAD (4.4)
    Griffin @ Cle (3.9)

    SON clearly hates them all except the Peavy start. Any of these guys I absolutely should not start?

    • Grey

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      @B.o.B: I could see benching Griffin and Minor…

  73. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    I now have Kevin Gregg AND Heath Bell on my team. I’m partying like it’s 2010, and this is the dirtiest I’ve felt in years.

    But I’m still haunted by me, boy genius, circa April 2012: “There is no WAY I’m getting back on the Fernando Rodney train again.”

    Choo-choo.

  74. Tom says:
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    LOL at your League comments except then I remembered I have him. Does he lose the closer role? Either way, who do I pick up as a just in case replacement. In 5×5 H2H so I can’t be too patient.: Bell, Hernandez, Fujikawa, Marmol, Axford or Veras? In 5×5 H2H so I can’t be too patient.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: League’s headed towards losing the job by June, yeah… Bell…

  75. Too Many Donkeys says:
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    Which would you and which would you not accept in exchange for F-Her: Matt Holliday, Carlos Santana, or Ortiz?

    Categories: R HR RBI S TB OBP : IP K W SV ERA WHIP

    Thanks!
    (terrible at figuring out pitcher for batter trades…)

    • Gavin says:
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      @Too Many Donkeys: Def not Santana or Ortiz. I could see Holliday but you could do better.

  76. tim says:
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    I would like to trade two guys on my roster in anticipation of grienkes return. I would like 1 solid player In return. Also melky and prado are available for pick up for the time being. My roster looks like
    C montero
    1b votto
    2b kinsler
    3b panda
    Ss castro
    Of j. Upton, cespedes, choo
    Util angel pagan, starling marte
    Bench rizzo, Michael young, beltran.

    Pitchers cain, yu, shelby miller, anibal sanchez, wade miley, grilli, valverde, morrow, tazawa, grienke

    So my question is offer who for who? 10 team cats ops

    • Gavin says:
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      @tim: So you want to trade any 2 players regardless of position and get 1 better player, regardless of position, in return? And you want to know who those players are? Like Panda and Yu for Miggy? I mean, 10 team league, standard roster positions, everyone has an all-star team, so might as well go for the best player.

  77. Jobu says:
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    Give ryu and peavy get butler.

    Currently have Ike at my CI spot. 12 team h2h 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jobu: I’d take Butler, it’s fair…

  78. john says:
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    Do you believe in SON’s ranks of these starts: Cashner @TB (Hellickson), Capuano vMIA (WleBlanc), Straily @SEA (Hiwakuma), Chen @MIN (Diamond) if not, what do you change?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @john: Straily, Chen…

  79. JoeG says:
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    Looking to trade Raburn for a Starter, if I can get either T.Cahill or AJ Griffin for him is that good? And if so which one is better Cahill or Griffin? 13 Team deep mixed daily 6×6 roto

    • Gavin says:
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      @JoeG: Cahill would be great. Raburn is a hot schmotato with PT issues. I don’t know why everyone is in love with him all of a sudden. It ain’t gonna last.

    • Q says:
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      @JoeG:

      Cahill, if you can get him. I wouldn’t give either for a schmotato like Raburn.

  80. Oppo Taco says:
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    Hey Grey, I was offered two trades in my league last night.
    1 : Trade away Cingrani/Bourn for Jordan Zimmerman/De Aza
    2 : Trade Away Cingrani/Tavares for Asdrubal Cabrera
    My pitching stats are solid so far but adding zimmerman would give me a big edge, while im only middle of the pack in average, and runs. Having Lowrie as my only SS is also a bit of a gamble since im basically waiting for the injury imp. What deal would you rather? or hold. Thanks!

    C – Mig Montero
    1b – Au Shizz
    2b – Phillips
    SS – Lowrie
    3b – Zimmerman
    OF – McCutchen
    OF – Bautista
    OF – J Upside
    Util – Arenado
    Util – BJ Upton
    DL – Bourn
    Bench – Profar, Tavares
    SP – MadBum, Shields, Harvey, Cingrani, Haren, Ogando, Corbin, Cashner
    RP – Street and Holland

  81. chillmodious says:
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    Grey, nice memo you wrote this morning.

    “The things we think but do not say”

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: 1) “The things we think but do not say” is the name of Jerry McGuire’s ‘Mission Statement.’ An oft-forgotten piece of movie trivia. 2) My “nice memo you wrote this morning” was teeing you up for a reply of “It was a Mission Statement!” *Sad trombone* for my failed attempt at comedy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh… Gotcha…

  82. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Do you like the idea of trying to pry Greinke away from his owners since he is not too far away from coming back? Also, what do you see Cingrani’s value being going forward? Is it dependent on Cueto or has he earned his place in the Red’s rotation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: Yes, I’d trade for Greinke… Cingrani is dependent on Cueto and Leake…

  83. EK says:
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    Pls rank for H2H pts:

    Minor @ CIN (he’s been solid but the match-up is nervous)
    Masterson vs OAK
    Hammel @ MIN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Hammel, Masterson

      • EK says:
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        @Grey: I started Minor oh well… have a decent lead right now fingers crossed

        • EK says:
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          @EK: OK now Minor is a must-start until further notice…

  84. sanfran1966 says:
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    Both Uptons & McCann out of the starting line-up today. They ate the bones, imo…

    Have Moose, Freese, & Davis on a roster rotating through CI. Which 2 are worth keeping for awhile?

  85. Eddy says:
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    I have to ask this embarrassing question because I have to stay a few steps ahead of my league mates.

    Liriano on Saturday v. Mets, yay or nay? SON likes him at about $10 and he had a 23/1 K/BB in his rehab starts (albeit got roughed up to 4 ER in most recent one).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy: I’d throw him

  86. kisses says:
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    which of these guys has the bigger impact when they get back? I’m thinking of using one of my DL spots to stash them until they come back within the month:

    a-rod (I have panda and aramis)
    tex (I have prince and howard)
    jeter (I have rollins and didi)
    garza (I have felix, price, cc, harvey, and greinke)

    thanks!

  87. Professor Chaos says:
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    Leake vs. Minor today…what, is R. Kelly singing the national anthem?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I tip my cap to you sir

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Professor Chaos: kudos to you, very well done

    • Baron Von Vulturewins

      Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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      @Professor Chaos: Grey might need to add some new classification of HA! for that one. Some sort of super-HA!.

      Still, you have well-earned your all-caps-with-a-bang HA!

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Professor Chaos: Solid. But R. Kelly only sings the national anthem when it’s Fister vs. Minor.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Professor Chaos: Let me also say…well played!

  88. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    Fujikawa or Veras ROS? Wow, what an awful question I’m forced to ask there…

    • BoneFace n Harmony says:
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      @BoneFace n Harmony: Theyve named Gregg closer “for now” so I guess Veras may be the answer. Also Bailey, Hanrahaahanann, and Tazawa were all simultaneously dropped. Worth snagging one of them over these clowns? I dont have a DL spot right now but maybe its still worth the wait.

  89. plasmaj says:
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    Goldschmidt for Harvey reasonable?

    I am stacked at pitching (Wainwright, Strasburg, Harvey, Cingrani, Lohse, J Fernandez, Greinke when he returns) but suck at 1B (currently have Berkman, with C Carter and Belt also on my roster). the owner of Goldie also owns Howard, C Davis and B Moss but is last in pitching. should I offer someone else or look elsewhere?

  90. EK says:
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    For H2H pts:
    C. Crawford or D. Jennings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Jennings

  91. MoneyMike says:
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    I’m still plugging in Miguel Montero as my everyday catcher. Should I drop him for Salvador Perez? Or should I trade ARam for a higher rated catcher? If so, who would you look to target?
    Thanks playas

    • MoneyMike says:
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      I was also offered Bautista and Bourn for Goldy and Choo in a 5 player keeper league. I’m probably going to hold Goldschmidt for next year..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MoneyMike: I’d want the Goldy side… I’d take Perez…

  92. RedRox says:
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    Hamilton or Stanton in H2H league.

  93. Todd25 says:
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    choosy managers choose Choo

    • @Todd25:

      All aboard! Toot Toot! … *Hey, get outta here Washington…*

  94. Ice Cold Pitchers says:
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    I’ve got Niese and Kennedy is on the wire. Neither has been worth much yet. Injuries?? Anyway, do you think you’d grab him?

    Thanks for your help.

  95. stoopid says:
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    Who do you like better for saves: Bell or Tazawa? I have Bailey on the D/L so would it make sense to grab Tazawa? I’d have to put in a claim for him whereas Bell is a FA right now.

  96. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    In an effort to gently apply the brakes to the out of control Heath Bell train here, keep in mind that Hernandez had already pitched the 8th prior to Putz getting injured. I’m thinking if both Bell and Hernandez were available in the 9th, Bell would be watching from the bullpen. My money is on Hernandez getting the 9th if Putz misses much time.

    This is not at all based on the fact that I own Hernandez on one of my RCL teams

    • @A Hill O’ Beans:

      I guess then you have noted the 3 blown saves in the past week? It may end up being a 3-way committee thing in any case.

  97. Tulo-Frisky says:
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    Would you take (Grienke and Carlos Gonzalez) for (Weaver and Pujols and either Jose Fernandez or Trevor Cahill), I’m getting Grienke and Cargo

  98. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Apples and oranges, but Ozuna or Michael Brantley?

  99. Pete says:
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    Can I cut the cord on my Profar stash in a points keeper league in which I can only keep 4 players for up to 3 years in the round in which they were originally drafted? Will Myers in the only other prospect rostered in the league at the moment.

  100. Bernie Brewer says:
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    I’ve been using Ike and G Jones at 1B so far this year (somehow I’m still doing okay!). There’s not much on the waiver wire, so I was aiming possibly for Corey Hart (Brewer fan here…check out the name!). I was thinking to make a preemptive move, so the other owner might be more willing to give him up while still on the DL. If I offered H Bailey for him right now before he got off the DL, would that be too much? (Should I offer Morrow, Niese, or Hughes instead?)

  101. Freakshow says:
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    Melky or Dominic Brown in a dynasty 14-teamer?

  102. Big League Choo says:
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    12 team h2h league would u rather have lucroy or Miguel minter I ROS? I’m leaning towards putting in a claim on montero.

  103. Jay says:
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    Great stuff Grey. Always an enjoyment to read the posts.

    Mike Minor – I have someone interested in him. What type of player should i look for in return?

    Also I started him against Cincy today…Mistake?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: I’d bench him in some leagues… I don’t know what you need to get for Minor… Maybe a #2 to 3 something, think Frazier… Maybe a slumping guy like Bruce?

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: funny oyu say that. this guy just traded for Bruce and gave up Frazier+. IT’s worth a shot.

  104. Ryan741 says:
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    Was offered Kemp/Konerko/Josh Johnson for my Ellsbury/Lorenzo Cain/Bucholz. Do I take that deal, or try to get Machado instead of Konerko and see if I can get a SP other than Johnson?

  105. Steady says:
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    Unfortunately I broke the SAGNOF when I pounced on Kimbrel in a later round… with two blown saves and numbers that arent looking great compared to his past years do i try and get .95 cents on the dollar or hold thinkin he will turn it around… if so what kind of a player should i target

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steady: I’d want around a Zimmerman type…

  106. Jaw says:
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    Would you drop bailey for Hughes or bell? No open DL spots. 10 team h2h. Closers are cishek Balfour valverde bailey street

  107. Steady says:
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    Unfortunately I broke the SAGNOF when I pounced on Kimbrel in a later round… with two blown saves and numbers that arent looking great compared to his past years do i try and get .95 cents on the dollar or hold thinkin he will turn it around… if so what kind of a player should i target? i could use some help in the RBI department…

    • Steady says:
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      @Steady: three blown saves* and its an 8 team H2h keeper… so i would have options to pick a guy up for him too

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Steady: Try for a nice infielder for Kimbrel.

        You can try what I do. When I want to trade I make an announcement. It would be something like, “Kimbrel will go by Friday afternoon. Best offer gets him.”

        It always works for me.

    • JoeC says:
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      @Steady: I would hold. You’re basically selling him at his lowest value point, which is never a good idea. Kimbrel will be fine.

  108. KCC26 says:
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    best offer ive gotten in my attempts to deal kemp is nelson cruz straight up. has his value fallen that far already?! i guess at this point i wait for him to pick it up a bit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KCC26: I’d want more

  109. ashtray says:
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    Konerko’s numbers have been pretty awful ever since the second half of last year. He’s also 37 years old and playing on an awful White Sox team. Do I have any reason to hang on to this guy if I already have Goldschmidt and Craig? Drop or Hold (because ain’t no way anyone will want to trade for him).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: I think you could trade him for like Kevin Gregg or something very minor…

  110. scott says:
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    Would like to get Carpenter in lineup today. Bench Cain vs Tillman? Or leave as is?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @scott: I’d leave as is…

  111. Jay says:
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    Reddick or Morse?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Morse

  112. low walk high k says:
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    Now that svuem named Gregg the closer, who would u roster for saves fujikawa or bell?

  113. Hondo says:
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    Grey- 7:20 am conundrum help?

    • Hondo says:
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      @Hondo:
      Thanks for the effort going back to answer.

      Even if the Cougar would not let you have daiquiris anymore,I’d still take you over Rotowire(not in a weird way).

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Cool

  114. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    While it is the end of my rotation, I am pained by the choices:
    Tim Lincecum, Jonathon Niese, Wade Miley, Matt Garza (when off the DL) ?
    Do you have a favorite, an order?
    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Niese, Miley, Garza

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Mike: I still think Niese is the man to own of that group, guy should right the ship.

  115. sanfran1966 says:
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    Gattis freaking GUNNNEEDD Phillips from LF at the plate… catchers do not need the cutoff man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, shizzballs, I didn’t know games started already…

  116. RedRox says:
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    Matt Moore or Goldy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  117. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Somebody just offered me Kemp for Fat Panda. Would you take that?

    • Grey

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

  118. LT says:
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    Read last week to be aware of Matt Moore coming back to earth. Traded him and Agon for Tulo and Gregg this morning. I have Goldy so Agon is expendable. Real question is my need at SP is there with or without Moore. Is Tulo for Kershaw and Rutledge a decent flip? 12 team roto 7×7 keeper league. Thanks for any help you could give. Tulo and Kershaw are unavailable to be kept either way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kershaw

  119. Jay says:
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    adding on to the above, but just too lazy to scroll through and find…

    You mentioned targeting a slumper for Minor. Would it be outrageous to ask for Desmond Jennings for Minor? We only start three OFers and currently have Braun, Fowler, Morse, and McClouth.

    The only other concern I have is that I already have Longo and Zobrist on this team. The rays aren’t exactly killing the ball so would having three of them hinder my offense?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Desmond…

  120. stumanji says:
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    In a roto league where closers are being hoarded like Twinkies at the apocalypse, would you trade Chris Carter (bench bat) for Veras? Nobody else is dealing their closers. I’m currently last in Saves with RPs of C. Janssen, K. Jansen, Marmol, Fujikawa, and Rosenthal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t want Veras… Try League with Carter…

  121. Swat290 says:
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    As a Sox fan I’m not mad, I’ve seen this play out before. I blame Kenny for all the issues the team is having now. Pitching was supposed to be a strong suit but that doesn’t matter when you don’t have an offense. In my eyes, this goes beyond the players and maybe shows a little bit into Robin Ventura’s managerial style, or lack of one. I get the feeling that he doesn’t really want to be there. He wasn’t looking for a managerial position before the Sox went after him. In my opinion, just another boneheaded move on Kenny’s part to cover his ass with the fans.

    I find myself questioning Reinsdorf’s decisions after the whole Kenny and Ozzie debacle. I may be one of the few, but I liked having Ozzie. I believe he was a damn good baseball coach that came with a lot of baggage that Mr. Williams couldn’t control. Kenny espousedon the virtues of being challenged on issues yet he couldn’t handle the one guy that could out will him in situations. The only knock I have on Ozzie is that he let Thome walk.

    Meanwhile this team is not looking good. They have their moments and there are still guys I really like on the team, but I didn’t expect much from this team this year. TWTW as the Hawk says, but he should be saying that to the guys in the clubhouse…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Swat290: sucks to be Raffi this year, if Konerko and Dunn would just go away that organization could try and inject some new life there. Fresh blood is good for an organization. I thought Konerko was suppose to retire this year?

      • Swat290 says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate:
        I agree, as much as I hate to say it I think Paulie is done, at least on the south side. Dunn is a weird case in that he still has the ability but he’s nowhere near it and hasn’t been since being moved to the AL. It’s almost like getting a stud Cy Young award winning pitcher, then losing out on his great production for 2 of his 3 years of a contract due to injury, only to extend him after he comes back and flashes some of the former ability he used to have. Ok that got specific…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think they need to lose Ventura, he’s their biggest problem… He seems incompetent and unable to motivate…

      • Swat290 says:
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        @Grey:
        I believe Ventura was a stopgap measure and was never viewed as the next long term coach. I trust Rick Hahn though and I hope he gets a chance to get one of his guys in there, truly his guy, not someone that Kenny has to weigh in on although there is probably no way around that with him being team president and all now. The only thing I look forward to with the games this year is Steve Stone and any fantasy impact for or against my team. Thank the baseball gods we got him… and for fantasy baseball and then by proxy, Razzball!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup and yup…

  122. Joe says:
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    Always have difficulty evaluating keeper for better-player-this-year trades. Trying to upgrade my team for this year and I’m willing to trade keepers. Have Ryu for $1. I have multiple offers. Would you trade him for any of the following players (none of which are keepable). If so, in what order?

    Cliff Lee
    David Price
    James Shields

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lee, Price…

  123. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly 5 x 5 roto, redraft. for offense, we start every position plus one dh (no ci or mi). my pujols, arenado, straily and jansen for wainwright, gallardo, hanley and d. gordon. i have rizzo (currently dh) to replace pujols at 1b and would use gordon/hanley/rutledge for ss/dh. current pitching (which has been killing me) is zim, peavy, homer, miller, cashman, kendrick with grienke on the dl. thoughts?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not good…

  124. Pfitty says:
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    Niese was dropped in my 12 team keeper……lose anyone to pick him up, or hold?

    C – S. Perez
    1B – C. Santana
    2B – Utley
    3B – Machado
    SS – Tulo
    CI – Ortiz
    MI – Kipnis
    OF – Holliday, Morse, Aoki, Markakis
    Util – Pierre (needed steals; just grabbed him)
    Bch – Ike Davis
    DL – Reyes, Teixeira

    SP – Verlander, Scherzer, Kennedy, Medlen, Hellickson, Corbin, Haren
    RP – Rivera, Wilhelmsen, Janssen, Balfour, Tazawa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

      • Pfitty says:
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        @Grey:

        Kennedy? Wasn’t among the guys I was thinking. Think he’ll stink it up ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hasn’t been good and your other guys have, so that’s who I’d lose…

  125. Wake Up says:
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    They’re paid millions to pitch, if getting into fielding position costs them a mile per hour and money out of their pocket, I doubt they ever do it…

    I don’t think that the two are diametrically opposed…beyond just self-preservation…think of all the extra hits up the middle that could be turned into outs…I’m not saying that it would prevent all risk to the pitcher…but it surely would eliminate a good amount, as well as increase fielding outs made by the pitcher on infield hits…it’s not like I’ve never set cleat on a mound myself…I know that there’s nothing that you can do about some of these come-backers…but there is a lot you can do about a lot of them…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you’re right of course, but I’m not sure that how they see it… To get from high school to minors or college you have to throw fast… You learn the mechanics then… By the time they reach the big leagues, no one’s changing anything mechanics wise….

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: For a guy named Grey, you are seeing this way too clearly…I’m awful ranty today…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: btw…on the lede…thanks for making me picture Harvey’s little harvey…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s what I’m here for…

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: What am I here for?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Coffee?

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: Oh, is there coffee…I’d love some…nothing like a visit from family to lift the spirits, eh?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      They refresh my soul with guilt.

  126. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Please rank Dom Brown, Gyorko, Espinosa, Frazier for Util. Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier, Espinosa…

  127. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Start or sit Pettibone ?
    Thanx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  128. sul says:
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    So medlen was dropped in my 10 teamer, I need pitching. I have half of my $60 faab left, any idea of how much I should throw his way on sunday? Kuroda was picked up for $14 earlier this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $17

  129. Ron says:
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    I am being offered Cliff Lee for Cueto AND Segura in a 5×5 H2H league.

    My other SS is Aybar. Everth is on the wire.

    1) Would you take this trade?
    2) If yes, should I pickup Everth or hold with Aybar?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Yes 2) Aybar

  130. Dkohn says:
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    Ahoy Grey-tey!

    1) Would you drop Eric Young Jr. for Juan Pierre or Drew Stubbs? SAGNOF :(

    2) For serious on Reddick? So you wouldn’t drop Reddick for say a Kubel or Cody Ross now that he’s on Melky’s new workout routine?

    Thanks ya scallywag!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Pierre 2)Reddick is DL’d now, ignore…

  131. Rondell White says:
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    Which side of trade do you prefer, 5×5:
    Pujols, Prado, Markakis for Rizzo, Machado, Allen Craig.
    Thnx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo, it’s fair…

  132. chillmodious says:
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    I think Ventura has officially turned the Pale Hose into the Anemic Hosers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  133. Bill says:
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    Cashner or H. Santiago?

    Wasn’t Cashner supposed to strike more guys out than this? Is that a concern?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santiago…

  134. Morgan says:
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    What do you think of this trade. I have 3 closers right now (parnell, jansen & balfour) I have 3 3rd basemen (lawrie, arenado & longo) with a 3b, IF, and util spot so i usually can play them all, but i need an extra OF so I can move the struggling bj upton to the bench until he gets it together.

    The trade I have been proposed is arenado & balfour for Jason Heyward…should I pull the trigger on this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Heyward

  135. Domo Arigato Mr. Arenado says:
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    The Doc is headed for the doc.

    David Murphy
    ?@HighCheese
    Hallady will have surgery to clean up labrum and bone spurs. If surgery reveals same as scan, he has a good chance to pitch this year

    https://twitter.com/HighCheese/status/332193057552363521

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not surprising…

  136. Eddy says:
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    Thanks for answering above?

    I want to pick up a hot 2B in a roto OBP league. Gyorko (or Tupelo as autocorrect wants to name him) or Uggla, he of two HR today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tupelo? That’s awesome! Grab Tupelo…

  137. Rondell White says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I want to pick up Tazawa, Hector Santiago, and Heath Bell.

    My rotation is :Matt Moore, Scherzer, Hamels, Cingrani, Alex Cobb, and Tommy Milone.

    My replacable hitters are: Ruggiano, Yonder Alonso, Josh Donaldson, Brandon Moss, Jon Jay.

    Is there room for Santiago and or who to drop for Tazawa and Bell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruggiano, Moss and Donaldson…

      • Rondell White says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks bro

  138. Gareth says:
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    How’d you like my new Gravatar? Its my Persian Cat Epsilon.

    Hey Grey,

    I have a head to head quandry. I want to upgrade my bench.

    Starters:

    santana
    goldy
    cano
    longoria
    rutledge
    choo
    trumbo
    cespedes
    ortiz

    My bench is Buck, Lowrie (or Rutledge – depending on matchups) Frazier, Morse, Jennings.

    Mccann and Crisp are on the DL however I have to drop someone to activate a now healthy Mccann.

    I also have 2 pitching staffs (Boston, St Louis) and was thinking of dropping Boston and a hitter and grabbing an upgrade off the free agent pool.

    These are the guys available that are enticing:

    Victorino, Ruggiano, Alonso, carter, Pollock, Duda, Brown, M. Saunders, Aj Pierzynski, Laroche.

    Whats the best way to go?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like dogs. Drop McCann and Buck for Victorino… Why would you drop Boston? They’ve been solid…

    • Kid A says:
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      @Gareth: Never trust a man that likes cats or small children.

      • JoeC says:
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        @Kid A: You definitely will not be inviting me into your circle of trust. :)

  139. RedRox says:
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    Trade Matt Moore for AGon?
    Trade Matt Moore for Choo?
    Trade Matt Moore for the Panda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take any of those guys, depending on need… I’d take A-Gon first…

  140. Tom Thumb says:
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    Been offered Jay Bruce for Harvey. It’s a keeper and my current outfield is:
    LF- Willingham
    CF- McCutchen
    RF- JUpton
    OF- Quentin

    DL- Heyward

    My other pitchers are Gio, Moore, Scherzer, Greinke, Jaime, Cobb, Cashner, Jose Fernandez. We count OBP and XBH. Not sure if I would keep Harvey.

    Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bruce

  141. FillyP says:
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    League is troubling.. seems like it’s only a matter of time until he’s removed. Would you pick up Cishek or Veras and drop him?

    Also, huge fist bump on the Santiago pick-up yesterday. My opponent has Harvey, so it was a huge lift.. he was money!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop him… Nice!

    • FillyP says:
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      @FillyP:

      David Hernandez also available. And I could drop Tillman after his start tonight.. my staff is below. 7×7 with QS + IP.

      Lee
      Peavy
      Bailey
      Niese
      Burnett
      Ogando
      Tillman
      Santiago

      League
      Wihelmsen
      Perkins

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Let’s see how Tillman does…

  142. ken plane says:
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    Thoughts on Niese, K’s are way down. Mets want him pitching to contact?

  143. Gareth says:
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    Yeah I’ve always been a dog person too. I Had a Labrador then a Border Collie growing up. Sadly Scooby and Wallace are no longer with us. The Wife’s the opposite to me. Cats all the way. We got an APT a few years ago and she got the Kitty. I showed up from work one and she suprised me with it. Apparently Her Mom got it for her and it cost about a grand. It’s a pedigree I guess and its my first time owning a cat.

    Thought I’d defend my Dog Loving manhood there!

    Although……………..The thing is freaking adorable and I now feel Cats get a bit of a bad rap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That cat will poison your drinking water.

    • JoeC says:
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      @Gareth: Cats are like any tame animal: they will be nice to you if you’re nice to them.

      The people who “don’t like cats” are generally not very nice to cats or only have experience with cats that other people have not been nice to.

      In the end, you get what you give.

  144. Grey

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

  145. Wilsonian says:
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    Lost Bailey to the DL and had Hanrahan, then I dropped him for Tazawa. Do I hang on to him or drop him for Bell or a streamer?

    Have Holland, Mujica, Parnell, and Henderson in addition to Tazawa.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Tazawa

  146. nycs10011 says:
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    Bell named the closer so League or Bell?
    Both ain’t pretty but thanks for the help.

  147. Grey

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

  148. henncoop says:
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    Is Holland a safe start in Milwaukee tonight? Going to the game & hate to toss my cookies watching him get shelled

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Enjoy the game and start him…

  149. Mike says:
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    Dynasty league trade… Dylan Bundy/Carlos Martinez for Shelby Miller/Dan Straily. All players involved are last rounders. Who wins?

  150. cstinso1 says:
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    I have Manny in a keeper league for a pretty cheap price and in the 1st year of a contract (can keep players for 4 years). Manny is my CI. I have an opportunity to flip him for J. Upton (3rd yr contract) and I have a hole at LF (been using hot schmotatos!). I have a shot at winning the league and think Upton is the better player this year … but am agonizing over giving up Manny. What say ye???

  151. Love this site…got cashner, Estrada, Quintana on bench…lose one for Santiago?…lose another for liriano?…..thanx grey…u da man.

  152. MatMurdock says:
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    I have Verlander, Sabathia, Cliff Lee, Samardzija, Lance Lynn and Ryu, with Konerko/LaRoche/Betancourt at 1B. I was offered Chris Davis, Ogando and Wilhelmsen for Cliff Lee. Pull the trigger or stay put?

  153. Frank Grimes says:
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    trusting Santiago in line up for weekly league H2H @Min @LA next week?
    also for now dumping Niese for some other shitster you okay with that?

  154. Zoltan says:
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    Just traded Harvey for Price. Might be able to get Cain for Sale from the same guy. What do you think about Cain going forward?

  155. Adam says:
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    Cain or Victorino ROS?

  156. Simps says:
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    I got offered CJ Wilson for Tillman…

    Am I buying too much into Grey’s man crush?

    Accept, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Tillman and followups to the newest post…

  157. Chris says:
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    My teams OF right now is cargo, marte, cespedes, Rios in the utility, jennings and beltran on the bench. I have what the buck as my catcher.

    Do i trade my beltran for his mccan straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  158. jerkyboy8 says:
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    In 1st place in my keeper league, would you deal Harvey for an injured Stanton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  159. Kevin P says:
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    Eight Man League, Head to Head Points.
    Been getting offers for Matt Kemp should I shop him around for some pitching?
    My batting is pretty good and I can use Swisher in place of Kemp.
    My pitching hasn’t really produced how I wanted it to.
    I got offers for Scherzer and Pence for Kemp and Rivera.
    Also Tim Hudson and Jeff Samardzija straight up for Kemp.
    Kind of want an Ace for Kemp but no one is willing to give one up.

    My Team:

    Salvador Perez, C
    Freddie Freeman, 1B
    Howie Kendrick, 2B
    Evan Longoria, 3B
    Jean Segura, SS
    Chase Utley, 2B/SS
    Pablo Sandoval, 1B/3B
    Matt Kemp, OF
    Torii Hunter, OF
    Bryce Harper, OF
    Mike Trout, OF
    Nelson Cruz, OF
    Nolan Arenado, Utility

    Nick Swisher, Bench
    Jose Reyes, DL

    Pitching:
    Cole Hamels
    Kris Medlen
    Ian Kennedy
    James Shields
    CJ Wilson
    Kyle Lohse
    Hishashi Iwakuma
    Homer Bailey
    Mariano Rivera, RP
    Jonathan Papelbon, RP

    The other pitching spot I pick up someone weekly with them.

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