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Jered Weaver owners just found another reason to get down on one knee (although shelling out for a ring causes a similar sensation).  Weaver will be going to renowned SoCal ‘Doctor of the Skateboarders’ Ollie Ramp.  “I usually see these occur when some knucklehead tries to ride a railing and takes a header…or I guess an elbower.”  Well, thank God for my Jered Weaver overrated post that helped all of you avoid Weaver in the preseason.  Right?  *crickets, birds chirping, a little fat kid running through a sprinkler*  So, some of you drafted him anyway?  Show yourselves for the world to see.  You will not be mocked.  You will be pointed at derisively.  Okay, that’s mocked.  The Weaver Drafter, “Everyone was down on Weaver, in the non-sexual way, so he came at such a discount… Besides, you were worried about his decreased velocity, falling K-rate, lucky ERA… You never said anything about him breaking his non-throwing elbow.”  Hopefully, kind sir, they have an Excuses For Drafting Weaver category in your league.  He’ll be back in 6 weeks.  I look forward to others putting him on their DL until then.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Garrett Richards – Will likely take Weaver’s spot in the rotation.  He does have upside and was solid in the spring.  Then again, Roy Halladay looked good in the spring too.  I’m pretty lukewarm on Richards.  How lukewarm, you ask.  Like a present-day Loni Anderson offering me a massage while forcing me to watch WKRP in Cincinnati reruns.  Richards has thrown way too many walks in his major league starts thus far.  If he can harness his change, he does have a mid-90′s fastball and could surprise.  I’ll be watching in mixed leagues, but not picking him up yet.

Erick Aybar – Day-to-day with a heel ailment, i.e., a ‘should heal’ ailment.

Jason Motte – Tear in his ulnar collateral ligament will likely send him for Tommy John surgery.   That would knock him out for the year unless Tommy John actually performs the surgery, then Motte may never return.  Tommy’s not a surgeon.  “Scarpetta.”  “Tommy, do you mean scalpel?”  “No, I need reservations at Scott Conant’s restaurant.”  The collateral collateral damage is Mitchell Boggs will be the closer for a longer period of time.  So far the only thing Mitchell Boggs has going for him is the most law firm-sounding name outside of BenJarvus Green-Ellis.  I’d continue to hold Boggs, Rosenthal, Salas and Mujica for fantasy.  Not for fantasies, there I’m holding Joan from Mad Men.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Whoa, Tecmo Lance, nice start.  Took some cojones to start Lynn vs. the Reds, but it paid off.  Well, it took some of Rudy’s cojones, since I wanted to bench him but Rudy insisted we start him.  Thanks, Rudy’s balls!

Victor Martinez – Out of yesterday’s lineup after cutting his finger on a bat rack.  He cut his finger touching Yvonne Craig’s boobs?

Anibal Sanchez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  She sure is getting off to a nice start.  That’s what he said!  What?

Joaquin Benoit – Pitched the ninth yesterday, but it’s no indication of anything as to which way Leyland is leaning.  Then Benoit gave up a home run to Rasmus.  Homers have always been his Achilles heel.  Quinoa is an ancient grain; Benoit is an ancient gopher.  For now, I’m holding Coke.  Note to DEA:  I’m holding Phil Coke.

Alex Avila – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  5% owned in ESPN leagues.  95% of ESPN leagues are owned by Snafu Larry.

Miguel Cabrera – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his first homer, hitting .393.  Any time he’s hitting over his BAC, you gotta love it.

Roy Oswalt – Said he’d love to return to the Philadelphia.  The Phils responded, “Sorry.  We’ve already got an over-the-hill Roy.”

Brandon Morrow – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners, 0 Ks.    Maybe he wants to rethink that whole pitching to contact strategy.

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-3 with his 3rd homer.  Now with homers in back-to-back games, so I’d grab him while he’s seeing the ball/being the ball/hitting the ball.

Melky Cabrera – 3-for-4 and a RBI as he recorded his 1,000th hit.  Oddly enough, a website popped up yesterday arguing that the Hall of Fame benchmark for hitters should be 1,000 hits.  The web admin’s name was Welky Kabrera.

Sean Marshall – Dusty Baker is worried about Marshall’s shoulder.  Obviously, the Ghost of Mark Prior’s Arm visited Dusty last night.

Dillon Gee – 3 IP, 7 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Not only does he pitch this poorly, but then he has a last name that sounds so innocuous when you yell it out in anger.  Owning him makes me sound like an angry Aunt Bee.   “Aw, c’mon, Gee!”

John Buck – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  WTB?!

Cliff Lee – 8 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  After the Phils jumped out ahead with a huge lead, The Adverb got the free room at the W.

Michael Young – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, which was in the middle of a homer trifecta by Ryan Howard and John Mayberry Jr. in the 3rd inning.  Three’s are wild, which is also the name of Skinemax movie starring Jenilee Harrison.

Evan Gattis – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, while hitting from the clean-up spot.  I was watching this game because I wanted to see Juan Francisco and Chris Johnson, but a by-product of that was I saw (hey, palindrome!) Gattis’s home run.  Yeah, he could hit 20 homers this year with a full-time job.  I wouldn’t be surprised if McCann gets Wally Pipp’d.  To think, just a few years ago, Gattis was off-the-grid, living day-to-day with a sign, “Will hit homers for food.”  If you’re struggling at catcher, I could see grabbing Gattis (after the previously recommended Avila).

Derek Jeter – Set to take BP on Wednesday.  He could’ve just joined the Yankees for the Indians series.

Robinson Cano – 4-for-6, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 3rd homer in two games vs. the Indians.  Don’t worry, Indian fans, in 400 years you’ll be deeded a casino.

Brett Gardner – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs.  Too bad every time he tried to steal a base someone hit a home run.

Lyle Overbay – 3-for-5, 3 runs and a solo homer.  You know the Yankees had a good game when you can hear in the background of the YES broadcast Suzyn Waldman orgasming.

Carlos Carrasco – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, then was ejected and Brett Myers, who was supposed to be today’s starter, entered the game and gave up 7 earned runs.  Tomorrow, Corey Kluber could be called up.   He is also terrible.  What a Coreyinkidink.   I suggest the entire Indians pitching staff carpools to the stadium tomorrow with Terry Francona driving.

Matt Harrison – Due to lower back soreness, he’s unlikely to start on Thursday.  I know that trick!  Cougar is always saying she has lower back soreness when, well…Matt Harrison just doesn’t want to have sex with me!  BTW, you wanna hear the best thing ever?  My mom, Cougar and I were out to lunch and the waitress thought my Mom was my wife and thought Cougar was my Mom.  Good times!

Nick Tepesch – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Whenever I read Tepesch, I hear it in my head like Kendrick Lamar saying, ‘ya bish.’  Any hoo!  His name translates into “to pass over” in fantasy and Hebrew.

Brandon McCarthy – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 12 baserunners, 4 Ks, has now given up 10 earned runs in 11 2/3 IP.  The pitchers in the top 60 starters to avoid were:  Johan, Hanson, Dempster, C.J. Wilson, Chris Carpenter, Hellickson and McCarthy.  Yup.

Tim Lincecum – 6 IP, 6 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I blame his barber.

Angel Pagan – 3-for-5, 2 runs and an RBI, hitting .364.  Like his name struggles between good and evil, I struggle with whether or not to embrace him.  It’s a morality play!

Starling Marte – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his first steal.  He’s hitting .313 so far this year.  He might take the early lead for the most comments about dropping him.  Y’all realize we’re only eight games in, right?

Gordon Beckham – He was fooled so bad by a Gio pitch that he hurt his wrist.  That’s basically his career in a microcosm for fantasy baseball.  Every time he swings, people get a sore wrist from clicking around their waiver wire.

Chris Carter – 4-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs.  Last night, the Astros were Kenneth Wurman banging on the video game machine.  The Astros were not going to have their houses pelted with sh*t any longer!  The Astros were Wyatt, finally telling Chet he wasn’t gonna stand it anymore, and turning him into a big pile of sh*t!  Hmm, did every 80′s movie involve a sh*t scene?  Maybe.  And that’s what made them great.  And the Astros, for one brief moment, in a game no one would care to watch vs. the Mariners, they rose up.

Jose Altuve – 4-for-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a homer.  Okay, Altuve is probably Kenneth Wurman.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a home run.  There were 8 home runs last night in Safeco.  After the game, the Mariners announced they were moving the fences back out.

Brett Wallace – 0-for-4, 4 Ks in a game that saw the Astros score 16 runs.  Ticker tease!

Brandon Maurer – 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Member that strategy about starting guys against Astros?  Yeah, about that…

Adam LaRoche – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs with 2 homers.   After missing a few games, he’s back, LaRoche, and killing the ball in the name of.

Jayson Werth – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Hate to see what he’d be doing if his wrist was at 100%.  That would have to be Werth more.

Jake Peavy – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks.  That makes me very Peavish.  I fell for this trick last year and dumped Peavy early on only to see him put together a terrific four month stretch.  For better (please) or worse (no thank you), I’m holding him (for now).

Alex Rios – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer and 3rd steal for the ever-delicious slam & legs.  So far it’s clear sailing on the Alex Rios.

Greg Holland – It wasn’t pretty.  It wasn’t easy.  It wasn’t without me cursing at my iPad screen while Kelvin warmed up in the bullpen.  But Holland got the save.  I wonder if this is how the Dutch felt in 1945.  I’d continue to hold Kelvin, like he’s the little red hammer hanging next to the ‘In Emergency’ case.

Eduardo Escobar – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  He didn’t actually hit the home run.  Escobar muled the ball inside Parmelee’s colon and Parmelee jumped the fence.

John Axford – 2/3 IP, 3 ER.  Due to us having, like, 15 teams, we accidentally had Axford in our starting lineup in one league.  Ugh, sonavastart, which autocorrect wanted to make Sonic ashtray.  That I believe is an even better description of what this felt like.  A half-drunk milkshake from Sonic filled with half-smoked butts.  Axford — you are a Sonic ashtray!

Wily Peralta – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, and we didn’t start Peralta.  Sonavabench!  Though, we didn’t start him by design.  I still don’t fully trust Peralta, but another decent start like yesterday (I didn’t say quality start or solid) would go a long way to helping me fall into his arms.

Kyuji Fujikawa – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save.  The Cubs might say they could return Marmol to the ninth inning, but unless Fujikawa blows a few games in a row while cursing Ron Santo’s name, Marmol’s out.

Coco Crisp – 2-for-5, 2 runs and a slam & legs, showing Coco Crisp knows breakfast.

Carlos Quentin – Left yesterday’s game after being hit on the wrist.  Never would’ve happened to Don Baylor.  He has a butt on his wrist.   Fact!

Will Venable – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and the slam & legs.  This was his first homer and first steal.  He has a perfectly balanced scale on his vision board.

Josh Beckett – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Two tears in a bucket, this start was in Petco…Beckett!

Hanley Ramirez – This week he will have the cast removed from his thumb.  That could solve the mystery as to what happened to his hamster’s business suit hanger.

635 Responses

  1. Anthony says:
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    BJK-O-Meter = 12

    • Bill S. Preston, Esq. says:
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      @Anthony: of course I benched him the night of his one HR. His total on my team is 0 for 19.

      • Anthony says:
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        That’s brutal, but on a positive note at least your league gives you an opportunity to bench him on a day to day basis. In mine if I gamble on starting the bum I’m locked in for a week of full K’s…..Benched him for Pence this week.

  2. Giant Gigantes says:
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    Only if my giantes were Giant enough to start Lynn…

  3. Molly Lee says:
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    Grey, how cumm I seem to be the only person who has noticed a correlation between long hair and baseball ability?? I can’t think of a single player whose career advanced after getting their hair cut. But I can name many who have improved with the mojo of growing their hair long. Tim Lincecum and John Axford didn’t do themselves any favors!! Jeff Samardzija better not be next!!!! lol.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Molly Lee: Great point… Josh Reddick is headed for a huge year…

  4. Matt says:
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    Wow, way to put the work in late.

    And now help me decide in 7×7 with obp, one guy please

    moss
    david murphy
    marte

    gracias

    • Fister Furbush says:
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      mart
      He’s starting hot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: No problem… Marte…

  5. The Guru

    The Guru says:
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    I have an inflatable Yvonne Craig doll for sale on eBay. Opening bid $2.47. She has a slow leak in her batarangs.

    • Steve says:
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      @The Guru: Is there a Buy Now on that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Guru: The bat rack is sharp…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Al: I’m not gonna click around for team details… I’d take Trout… Deal is fair…

      • Al says:
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        Okay, thanks Grey! I don’t know how you respond to all these comments…you must split the workload between you and your ‘stache.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stache is on duty right now…

  6. Fister Furbush says:
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    Rage Against the LaRoche*

    I traded Austin Jackson for Carlos Beltran AND Jake Peavy. Did i just rape the reigning champ in my league from two years ago’s brain? I’m feeling prrrretttayyy prettttayyy good about it. thoughts?

    • Fister Furbush says:
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      By the way it’s in a 10 team H2H points league where I have a lot of depth at OF and also have Austin Jackson’s long lost stats brother Micheal Bourn.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Fister Furbush: considering that Beltran will get 200 AB’s and back up your DL as you wait for the clock to turn back to 2006, you just traded A-Jax for Peavy. I think he might get the last laugh, he is the league champ for a reason

      • oppo taco says:
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        he dished you two injury prone players for a budding star. I’d take A Jax all day

        • Fister Furbush says:
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          I’m the reigning league champ, I needed pitching so I got peavy. My of Is deeper than the Grand Canyon so I don’t need little Austin Jackson, who is a replica of another OF I have, Michael Bourn. . Beltran hit 32 home runs last year, most coming before the all star break. I’m going to ride on the back of him as long as he’s hitting in front of Craig and Holliday. Peavy basically threw 200 innings and 200 k’s last year. He’s only 31 and he definitely will be a good fit in my rotation, especially when he plays Cleveland, Minnesota and Kansas City all the time. I rest my case.

          • JoeC says:
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            @Fister Furbush: What’s the point of asking everyone’s opinion if your opinion on the trade is encased in concrete?

            Nobody thinks you “raped” your trade partner. Feel free to post at the end of the year if you’re right and everyone else is wrong.

            • Fister Furbush says:
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              You’re right, that was douchey of me. I’ll tone it down a little.

  7. Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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    SPOILER: I still have Seager.
    Ah.. My beloved Astros. On a night after a night where I struggled with whether or not to drop Kyle Seager to start Brandon Maurer on the Maso-stream (that’s when you pick up a player to start against your favorite team because said favorite team is a free-swinging debacle and a collection of 20-something AA players and you want to add to that misery by being forced to cheer against them so you’re fake baseball team gets 1 or 2 points), my first good idea of the fantasy season was rewarded. Are you surprised? I feel like you should have known I still have Seager on my roster.
    Irregardlessly, I’m proud of my boys. I’m ending this rant here so I can go get my coffee and search for YouTube videos of Carlos Rodon.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Bump Bailey’s Ghost: I’m glad to hear an Astros fan step forward and admit they love the chick nobody would touch without a 12 pack and 6 bumps later in them.

      Still mulling that Seager issue? Wait the day out, see how the FA schomatos play and then make a Night Move

  8. bossmanjunior says:
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    Great read this morning. As usual, so many things I want to comment on but I’ll keep it to a few

    1) So glad right now I dropped Veras instead of Boggs. Thanks Grey’s balls!

    2) I actually eat Quinoa all the time. Get it from a local health food deli and took me a while to get the pronunciation correct…”Keen-wha!”

    3) there is no 3

    4) Just recently got HBO added to my cable plan and that Skinemax is such a load of shit. I miss the good old days of watching scramblevision when I was a kid. Oh the stories I’ll tell my grandkids.

    5) Apparently Peavy said the heat was getting to him in the 6th inning. Im not too worried. Still dropped the crap out of Beckett though.

    6) Someone actually dropped Altuve in my 10 team league and its too bad I don’t need him. Already have Hill at second and Gardner/Frazier and Lowrie on my bench.

    • Fister Furbush says:
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      nice post! Altuve is working out nicely for me after getting him in the 11th round.
      lol @ the scramblevison, been there.
      Peavy will be fine and i think he is a great buy low candidate after today’s outing in the nations capital.

      Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Thanks! 1) Oh yeah 2) Ha 3) 4) Hehe 5) Hope so 6) Crazy

  9. bossmanjunior says:
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    Rutledge @ Zito (3-7 2B, 1K) or Lowrie @ Blanton (0-2 1K)

    Frazier @ Westbrooks or Gardner @ Kluber?

    Thanks!

  10. Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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    I forgot to mention, Chad Billingsley’s coming off the DL and starting tonight against the Friars. Anybody buying in on this guy? He’s out there in my 10 teamer and I’m thinking of dumping either Seager or Rutledge to eliminate my last offensive bench spot (I hate having those because SUNUVABENCH always happens to me).

  11. Kevin says:
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    No mention of Trevor Rosenthal? Is he not next in line for saves in St Louis??

    • Curt says:
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      @Kevin: I heard the same thing.

      • Clint says:
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        I was wondering the exact same thing. The reports I’ve seen at other sites have the same comparisons of Rosenthal to Herrera in KC in terms of makeup despite Rosie’s hiccup the other night.

        • supra says:
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          @Clint: Yeah, I already dumped Boggs for Rosenthal after Boggs dumped on my weekly numbers on day 1. Boggs, YOUR FIRED.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Kevin: yup, that’s the exact thing I heard. He’s next in line. His blowup wasn’t ANYTHING near Boggs’. I dumped Boggs for the Mupeteer and then dumped Beckett for Rosie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kevin: He’s next in line, after Boggs…

  12. TheNewGuy says:
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    Holy Alexis (isnt that his full name?) Rios. Not owned him in years but that guy is on a tear right now.

    And dont forget about Rosie (Rosenthal). Ive never been a Boggs believer and after his erupto-meltdown the other night, we cant be too quick to annoint him the closer for the year (let alone a few weeks right now!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: His name was Alexis, he dropped the present tense…

  13. Joe R. says:
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    @Grey, Drop Beckett or Shelby Miller for Hyun-Jin Ru or Iwakuma? Or hold?

  14. Buffalo rUNNER says:
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    MY prediction:
    Axford will have more allowed hrs than saved games

    :(

    • Giant Gigantes says:
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      @Buffalo rUNNER: not really a bold prediction. More like more HRs allowed than IP!

  15. Russellbreck says:
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    Grey – How do rank Buck, Arrencibia, Pierzynksi, Avila and Ianetta going forward this season?

    Thanks!

    • Russellbreck says:
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      I guess I should throw Gattis in there! Yah, I need help at C.

  16. Theguarantee says:
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    Richards first start should come against the Astros assuming he takes weavers spot so I’d say grab immediately…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Theguarantee: That would be a decent first one, yeah…

  17. paulzone says:
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    drop bonafacio for any of these: rutledge, kozma, alexai ramirez, cozart, simmons, segura

    my team is a bit speed heavy already…and I don’t want an avg/obp drag…i need one until hanley is ready

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @paulzone: Rutledge

  18. Bourne says:
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    What happened to Rosenthal in StL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bourne: He’s there… He’s the set-up man…

  19. Fungazi says:
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    What did I ever do to have a guy named Jesus treat me so poorly?

  20. SmokeTNT says:
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    *googles yvonne craig* Oh, GGMILF.

  21. c0wfunk says:
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    Kenneth wurman reference.. Wow! Nicely played. And the bonus Chet n Wyatt.. Reminds me of a favorite old quote of mine.. “That’s nasty wyatt” — “that’s Chet, Gary”.. Kinda how I’m feeling about the morrow and Beckett starts that crapped all over my era and whip for the week. How are you feeling about hanging on to Beckett? Methinks a streaming spot on the roster may be more valuable at this point. You hanging on for another start or letting go?

    On top of that the brilliant luck column yesterday by your tom danks convinced me I was the smartest fantasyiest guy around when I ditched Neil walker for Quentin who immediately scoffed in my face. Last year I traded greinke for this guy cuz gr was pissing me off. Mistake then. At least this time I got him for the bag of balls that has been manning 2b in Pitt. And my opposition this week has cano. I’m screwed. At least I got marte back so I could watch him sonofabench a steal whilst Frazier 0/3d in my Util. Dreaming the black hole in my lineup where Stanton is stuck in darkness will soon allow some light to escape. At least the light started to peak through the cespedes vortex, seems a couple days off did him good. 2/3 with 2 walks n 2 runs.. I’ll take it.

    So to summarize.. Should I drop Beckett after 2 nonthrilling starts in favor of whoeverthehell looks like a good matchup? And 2, what the hell am I doing with an injured Carlos Quentin on my bench again?

    • c0wfunk says:
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      @c0wfunk: dropped Quentin for Michael Saunders, which is also the name of my dentist. So I think of nitrous visions and pain. But he’s a really nice guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @c0wfunk: Ha… I wouldn’t own Quentin… Beckett I’d hold for now…

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @Grey: Beckett: “He’ll next take the mound Saturday in Arizona, where he holds a 1-2 record, 5.16 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, and 24:7 K:BB ratio in 22.2 career innings.”

  22. Tim Groin says:
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    So im starting Zim vs CWS, but what about Miley and Milone? 14team mixed.

  23. Jay says:
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    best SP pickup Peralta, Chacin, or Norris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Peralta

  24. Dem Bums says:
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    “Victor Martinez – Out of yesterday’s lineup after cutting his finger on a bat rack. He cut his finger touching Yvonne Craig’s boobs?”
    Hahahahaha!

  25. JoeBoo says:
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    Drop Flowers for Gattis?

  26. Bill_Buckner says:
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    @grey

    A) in a saves+holds league, drop Benoit for Mujica?
    B) drop Lucroy for Gattis?
    C)

    Thanks!

  27. Benny says:
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    Which of these injured starters would you stash in a dynasty league: M. Pineda or N. Feliz?

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Benny: Feliz may not come back a starter

  28. Blue says:
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    Astros Last Night: Toxic Avenger 2

  29. John Stamos says:
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    Sooo…. Someone decided that Kelvin Herrera was worth dropping Chrispy Carter for… My league is on a transaction limit (20), but I’m tempted to pick him up.. even though I don’t really need him now. Is it worth the upside, or can I feel good that a guy like Nelson Cruz could provide simlar production off my bench?

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @John Stamos: Carter has been really difficult to own thus far, I don’t think I would recommend his .240 30 HR ceiling… I have him in a 15-team league with deep rosters…

      • John Stamos says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  30. Dude man says:
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    Who do you think gets the call first? Archer or Odorizzi

  31. rgp says:
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    Yvonne Craig

    Grey, your reference to Yvonne Craig brought me to such a happy place that I am buying you a Daqueri this morning.

    Thank you. And thank you, Yvonne, for a young boy’s inspriration!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @rgp: Ha… Thanks!

  32. Spaceman says:
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    Grey brother, long time no post, but I’ve been reading diligently. I hope all is well in your world these days. Quick question, one of my few on the season. My offense in my 16 team roto is top of the league, but my rotation is somewhat sketchy. Rutledge, Doumit & Krispie are my 3 expendable bench bats. While Fiers, Gee, Volquez, Wood, Nova & Harell are easily the top SPs on the wire. Would you ditch a bench bat for any of those meh SPs? Thanks a ton and stay cool buddy!

    Spaceman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Spaceman: Hey, long time no see…. I’d hold for now…

  33. Monsieur Bobo says:
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    Worth picking up Napoli and dropping Salvador Perez? Arencibia is also available.

  34. Jon says:
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    Coke over Kelvin or Santos?

    • Jon says:
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      Or Salas or Mujica instead of Coke? Don’t mind me, just chasing saves…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Jon: Kelvin, Coke…

  35. Dershimer says:
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    Grey, I dig the k.d. lang confusion on Lincecum. That’s a little more fresh than the Shelly Duvall as Winifred Torrance that I’ve been peddling for the past few years.

  36. Jbatta44 says:
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    Great timing for the Weaver injury. Just traded him and Quentin for Matt Moore and Chacin on Sunday.

  37. aethomp1 says:
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    I traded Weaver and some non-keeper for A. Jones and some non-keepers last year. The other owner was bragging on tje comments after the trade. He said something like, “pitchers like Weaver don’t come around very often. You are a dumbass for traiding him.”

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @aethomp1: people like that don’t do well in fantasy baseball…

      • aethomp1 says:
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        @Beardcrabs: Ha. Ya he didn’t make the playoffs last year. I bet he would take the same exact trade going the other way today. And probably call me a dumbass again.

  38. hankg says:
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    Looking to add some speed to my lineup/bench. Would you drop JBJ for any of the following: Pagan, Crisp or Fowler? Thanks.

      • hankg says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. What about as a general pick-up (not accounting for speed). Right now, my OF and UTIL are as follows: A. Jones, Holliday, Victorino and Pence. Would any of these three be a good addition to complement this group? This league counts OPS as a 6th category. Thanks again.

    • Men-in-Cleats says:
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      @hankg:

      JBJ = Jon Bon Jovi?

  39. Jon says:
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    Keep 18 league with 5 minor league spots… Anything in here that works out for me?

    My Frazier + Bailey + Skaggs for his Reynolds, Konerko or Berkman + Putz, Nathan, Johnson or Mo + Bundy

    I could use a closer but I’m leaning no since I like Frazier and Bailey quite a bit. Does Bundy make up the difference, though?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: I’d take Berkman, Mo and Bundy…

  40. MrMojoRisin says:
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    Suzanne Waldman orgasming?
    Well my day is ruined…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @MrMojoRisin:

      for sure she hollers “oh my goodness!” And if it’s her and Sterling, John’s hollering THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE YANKEES WIN

  41. Charles says:
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    Compulsory add/drop Catcher question: 12-team, h2h, 6×6 w/ Ks & OBP (no AVG). I have J Montero with his .133 OBP, 5 Ks, and 1 RBI (no other stats!). Would you drop him for Avila, Gattis, Lucroy, Ramos, Flowers, Ellis, Doumit, or any other random catcher?

  42. mauledbypandas says:
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    pretty much just this:

    The Weaver Drafter, “Everyone was down on Weaver, in the non-sexual way, so he came at such a discount… Besides, you were worried about his decreased velocity, falling K-rate, lucky ERA… You never said anything about him breaking his non-throwing elbow.”

    and why did I drop Werth? mas preguntas

  43. Rob says:
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    Do I have your blessing to start Moore @ Tex and Bailey @ Saint Louie? Thank you good sir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob: In most leagues…

  44. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Lose Gee for Masterson/E Stantana /Collmenter/Chacin or hold toght?

      • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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        @Grey: What would be 2nd and 3rd options as I am #9 on waivers.

  45. sanfran1966 says:
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    Was offered Ichiro for An Sanchez. Do not want. However, the owner has Goldy.

    How about counter-offer of Ike Davis & Sanchez for Goldy & Jose Fern? Hold?

    5×5 roto; 1,350 inning cap; 162 games played per position

    C Salvador Pérez
    1B Allen Craig
    2B Emilio Bonifacio
    3B Miguel Cabrera
    SS Jean Segura
    OF Desmond Jennings
    OF Shin-Soo Choo
    OF Adam Jones
    Util Todd Frazier

    BN Ike Davis (drafted to start – Frazier too hot to sit)
    BN Erick Aybar (will make a decision between him and Segura at some point)
    BN Jedd Gyorko (waiting for 2b eligibility)

    SP Stephen Strasburg
    SP Adam Wainwright
    RP Huston Street
    RP Steve Cishek
    P Jeff Samardzija
    P Anibal Sánchez
    P Jonathon Niese

    BN Alex Cobb
    BN Trevor Rosenthal

      • sanfran1966 says:
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        @Grey:

        Is that staff strong enough to lose sanchez?

  46. Jon says:
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    Do you like Peralta over Gee or Doubront?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Over Gee

  47. Gavin says:
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    Please rank 4TH OF
    Marte, Cain, Venable, Quentin, Melky

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gavin: Marte, Cain, Melky

      • Gavin says:
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        @Grey: Oh, where does Rasmus fit in? I dealt with him all last year, so I’m kinda leaning Marte anyway.

  48. Ray says:
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    Drop Lucroy for either Avilla, Gettis or Buck or don’t bother?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ray: Avila

  49. trick dad says:
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    drop jesus for avila?

  50. Papaya Johnny says:
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    Could you rank Holland, Boggs, and Fujikawa ROW? Thanks!

  51. Ralph says:
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    Is Leyland saying he’s leaning toward Benoit in the 9th an indication of which way he’s leaning?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph: Probably not in a week when Valverde returns…

  52. Dirt says:
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    Chacin or Beckett ?

    • Grif says:
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      @Dirt: Seconded. SF at home and @SD with nothing to show for it. I’ve got cold feet on Beckett.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dirt: Beckett

  53. Ben says:
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    Yeh, I got slaughtered by Maurer and Gee last night. I was riding too high and feeling too clever from Saunders nice line the other day. Gee is just me being desperate for a break out (I have Dubrount too)

    Need Holds and SP. Smly already has 2 holds and a shot at the rotation later in the season. I’m new to playing holds- do you think Smlyly will put up holds as a MR and is he worth holding onto? I have 5SP/5RP and 4 closers…holds out of a SP slot would be real nice.

    Trying to work out a trade… current options are Votto for Hosmer and Verlander or Grilli for haren and storen. Not in love with either option…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben: Ouch… Sure, hold him…

  54. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Really wish I could lose someone for Crisp but between Frazier, AuJax,Bautista,Hamilton and Beltran I just need these old tards to start hitting

  55. papasmurf@yahoo.com says:
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    I lost Lawrie and Headley and picked Wallace off WW since he qualifies at 3b. Luckily he never came within shouting distance of my starting lineup. He is not a major league hitter and should be sent to Taiwan where Manny is being Manny.

  56. papasmurf@yahoo.com says:
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    And speaking of Ticker Tease. Pronk went 0fer 4 and V Wells 1 for 4 in a game that the Yanks scalped the Indians. Of course, I had Wells and nearly had Pronk in there.

    I picked up Pronk yesterday morning but he didn’t qualify for last night’s lineup. So I was at first mad that I should have picked him up the night before when I saw the final score, but then I saw the box score and I laughed. Ticker Tease in a good way!

  57. Shake N Bacon says:
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    I streamed Maurer against the ‘Stros last night. Punch me in the face please.

    That line about you, your mom and cougar out at a restaurant was priceless. Made my morning…even after I remembered what Maurer did to my ERA last night.

      • steve says:
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        @Grey: perhaps you need to quit holding your Mom’s hand while you out with her?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! There’s the problem…

  58. stoopid says:
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    How long is Jarrod Parkers leash in a 10 teamer with 1500IP max? The waiver is pretty scarce, James MacDonald & Bud Norris are the most exciting names out there from a quick glance. Hold pat and not start him until he puts a few decent games together?

    • BSW says:
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      @stoopid:
      I was going to ask a similar question, 12 team league, Iwakuma, Ryu, the best available. I was thinking of dropping parker and using my time machine to access the stream-o-nater.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @stoopid:

      Parker hasn’t had the feel for the fastball so far this year. Last year he go ahead with the fastball and really featured the change (which is his best pitch). He out-pitched his SABR numbers last year so lots of wonks were calling him out as a guy who might take a step back. I think the next couple of starts will be pretty telling. Right now the walk rate is out of control What you’ll want to look for is whether he regains control of the strike zone. Even if the results aren’t there that’s going to the indicator. I’d be real surprised if he doesn’t finish the season as a better choice than the two you listed.

  59. andy says:
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    I was offered Lester for Dickey straight up–do I take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @andy: I’d take Lester

  60. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    A breakdown of possible closers for the Cards by the Post-Dispatch.

    • MJD Took A Knee says:
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      @VinWins: Thanks

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @VinWins: I love me some beat writers

  61. Tom says:
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    Needs aside – better DL stash Beachy of Teixeira? Worth a #2 Waiver wire pick to pick up Teixera? Do you think he has his power back by 6/1?

    • Tom says:
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      @Tom: Or do I have him take up 1 of 3 bench spots that I use for streaming and keep Beachy too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Tex… Forget clogging your bench with Beachy…

  62. TheNewGuy says:
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    Trusting Homer today vs the Cards?

    10 teamer, impressive 1st start out.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @TheNewGuy:

      Bailey has looked really good. His last spring outing was dominating and carried it into the regular season. He’s throwing hard. I heard Mesoraco talking about catching him and commenting on how well he’s locating all four of his pitches. No Craig in the lineup for the Cards today.

  63. potus says:
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    I am 17 for 21

    Who am I?

    -YHL

    • Sorryano Northsiders says:
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      @potus: You are Brett Wallace! He has struck out in 17 out of 21 official at bats! Nice one!

      • potus says:
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        @Sorryano Northsiders: SOLID! Now which of his teammates is striking out @ a worse clip?

  64. Sorryano Northsiders says:
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    Fantastic article today. I have a question, given Lucroy’s abysmal start, would you drop him for either alex avilia or john buck (while he is hot)? – 5×5 standard yahoo! league

    • Sorryano Northsiders says:
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      @Sorryano Northsiders: I could also pick up Evan Gattis instead. But the question of playing time is the question.

  65. Josh says:
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    I never took you as a kendrick Lemar guy….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: You never read my rankings…

  66. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, rank these starters for today, if you please:

    Moore @ Texas
    Baily @ St. Louis
    Minor @ Miami

    are you starting all three of these guys in a 12 team 5×5 mixer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alcesto: Minor, Bailey… All three, yeah…

  67. Sideshow says:
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    I thought Rosenthal was the hold behind Boggs. He was not even mentiooned?

  68. Chris says:
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    Two trade possibilities to upgrade my pitching. I’ve got Zimmerman and Frazier with only one 3rd base spot. What do you like more?

    Zimmerman/Shields/Halladay for Rollins/Cliff Lee

    Frazier for Matt Harvey (May be too much?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: I’d take Lee…

  69. Jack says:
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    How long do you continue to use your preseason rankings? I always have this problem with the first part of the season. Reason I ask is that I am trying to associate a value to Hosmer and Ethier to obtain some pitching help (12 team, redraft, h2h, 6×6 yahoo scoring…not sure if it matters).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: I’m still using them for the most part…

  70. Bigwormsherm says:
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    14 team 6×6 (Holds & OBP)

    Pretty stacked with closers Balfour, Motte, Grilli, Cishek, Holland

    Starters are Latos, Peavy, Milone, Griffin, Homer Bailey

    Looking to trade a closer for either AJ Burnett or Hyun Jin Ryu, which do you think is better for this staff? Hurting a little in WHIP so I was leaning RYU.

  71. mikey boy324 says:
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    Grey start AJ Griffin tom at LAA?

  72. Charles says:
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    Is Adam Eaton droppable in a 12-team, h2h, 3 OF, 2 UTIL, 6×6 w/ Ks and OBP (no AVG) league? I’ve got Madson on the DL. I’d probably stream some SPs or roster an Alburquerque/Rosenthal-type MR with the extra roster space. My OF3 is currently Reddick plus OF waiver-wire fodder like Marte, Joyce, Span, Jay, Saunders, etc.

  73. mike says:
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    I really enjoyed reading this article. Concise and gave me some direction in making a few decisions. Thanks for the effort!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mike: No problem

  74. charlie batch says:
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    whatre your thoughts on tepesch?

  75. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Shallow 10-tm H2H with roster moves limit (20 per season). Are any of the following bats must pick-ups for ROS value? Crisp (LF/CF), Lowrie (SS), Rutledge (2B/SS), Pence (RF), Fowler (CF). I don’t really have a specific need, as I’ve got the expected solid lineup of a 10-teamer and depth at most positions due to multi-eligible players, though I only have 1 SS eligible guy on my roster (Zobrist). Flexibility and health are valuable due to the move limit, but of course production is king.

  76. Nate says:
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    Someone dropped Boggs in my league and I only have 2 closers (so I’d love a third) but my pitching is pretty dominant… dropping someone would be between Jose Fernandez, Shelby Miller and Tommy Milone (12- team auction mixer)

    Who do I drop?

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Nate: i don’t think you need 2 rookie nookies, and everyone needs saves… def keep milone…

  77. Barry Heanbag says:
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    Does Brandon Belt stink as much as I think he does? I know it’s early but I’m getting an itch to move him before he becomes completely irrelevant. I also have Yonder who thus far I am more impressed with but believe that he and Belt are similar players. I lost Weaver yesterday and my pitching is lacking. Would you trade either Belt or Yonder (which?) for Homer Bailey or hold out for someone better? Thanks!

    • Barry Heanbag says:
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      @Barry Heanbag: Part 2: Also in that vein: Bailey or Halladay?

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Barry Heanbag:
      Our first Weaver admitee!

      • Barry Heanbag says:
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        @TheNewGuy: I’m not ashamed! I kept Jered this year and have had him on my team since the inception of my league in 2009. We have a special bond (though I tried as hard as I could to trade him this offseason, shhhh).

        • TheNewGuy says:
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          @Barry Heanbag: Fair enough man, you seem to have you head screwed on then.

          And yeah id definately get Homer for one of them. Not high on either, particularly in their current environments, and Bailey could well breakout this year (Ive got him on one team). You aint gonna get any better than him.

      • Barry Heanbag says:
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        @Grey: Thanks gents @TheNewGuy

  78. Scott Luke says:
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    5×5 H2H 16-team mixed (keep 12)

    Got offered Parnell for my Matt Carpenter in ESPN (carpenter not yet 2B eligible)

    My lineup is:
    C Mauer
    1 Prince
    2 Cano
    SS Reyes
    3 Beltre
    CI Encarnacion
    MI Hill
    OFJones
    OF Rios
    OF Cespedes
    OF Pagan
    Util M Young
    Bench Maybin
    Bench Carpenter
    Bench/DL Ortiz

    Pitching:
    Felix
    Greinke
    Lee
    Lynn
    Sanchez
    McAllister
    Betancourt
    Perkins
    Rosenthal
    D Hernandez
    S Santos

    We have 2 RP 3 P spots so carrying 5 RP is ideal

    Am I silly to covet Carpenter’s pending 2B eligibility when offered a closer with saves being my weakest category? (I have Profar who now looks like a 2B waiting to happen on my farm too) Should I look around the league for someone better than Parnell for Carpenter?

  79. chillmodious says:
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    Re: Marte…

    “He might take the early lead for the most comments about dropping him”

    I just wanted to say, you’re welcome for 2/3 of those. I won’t be asking you again for at least a week!

    However, I WILL ask you about Steve Cishek… What’s the deal, yo? (Which is also something my brain asks itself when it thinks in Spanglish) Even if he does have the closer role all to himself, I’m worried about his inconsistency and (extreme lack of) run support. It’s hard to see the Gnarlins–portmanteau of ‘Giancarlo’ and ‘Marlins,’ but also a nice onomatopoeia to describe the team’s overall crappery (made that one up too!)–having many 9th inning leads at all. I’m already carrying 4 other closers (caveat: one is Holland), so I’m thinking of losing Cishek for a SP in Ryu or a strong bench bat (Gardner, Ike Davis, and Melky are actually on waivers in one of my 10-teamers). Your thoughts, as always, are greatly appreciated. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chillmodious: Gnarlins — ha! You can lose Chisek for Ryu…

  80. Eng says:
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    Grey, color me disagreeable. You say hold Boggs, Salas and Mujica for fantasy due to Motte’s news. Rosenthal ‘s the guy to own there, he’s got the best stuff and is the only one to have not failed as a closer.

    • Grey

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      @Eng: He’s Boggs’s set up man, I accidentally left him off…

  81. Eng says:
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    Clarification- “Guy to own” behind Boggs I meant. Though I don;t see Boggs lasting too much longer.

  82. which side in a H2H points league:

    A. Cahill, Uggla, Yadier or
    B. Harvey, Kipnis, Salty?

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @exactly: B. Not especially close in my mind, but I’m not a big Cahill or Yadier fan, and Uggla’s Ks are killer in a pts league (though balanced by the fact that Molina never Ks).

    • oppo taco says:
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      B by a mile

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @exactly: Harvey, it’s not close…

  83. guidedbyvoices says:
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    Grey….10 team h2h keeper(R,HR,RBI,SB,TB,BA,OBP,XBH….IP,W,SV,K,ERA,WHIP,K/9,QS)

    I have Price,Felix,Gio,Latos,Dickey,Samardja,Niese,Milone,Gee and Detwiler.

    Arecibia,Mauer,fielder,Cano,Frazier,Asdrubal,Braun,Fowler,Crawford,Carpenter,Ethier,Cuddyer,ARam and Eaton.

    two offers i can accept right now….Felix for Jones or Felix for Longo.

    also….could you rank these guys?

    Gee,McDonald,Maholm,Doubrant,Chen.

    thnks.

  84. Ethan Steing says:
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    12 team mixed H2H league. which 2 of these 3 starters should I keep norris, tillman, and worely? or should i keep all and drop boggs. was hoping to trade relievers which i have too many of for starters later.

    also, lucroy or gattis?

  85. mikey boy324 says:
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    Grey just read Doubront got bumped from his start should I drop him and pickup and start peacock tonight in my h2h league?

  86. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    no mention of the accountant Rosenthal?

    I said Gee whiz last night after i saw what Gee did…..whiz all over my team Philly style

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: GRACIAS, I can only imagine all the questions about why he is no longer in the mix, you should just put Vins link in the article.

        any special plans with mama albright today?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          She left yesterday morning, back to NY… Got in on Thursday of last week…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: back to regular life, did you take her for an oinkster pastrami?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No, but I drove past it on Sunday…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: just to get a whiff, that must have been difficult

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It was a struggle…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: damn, now I’m hungry. why do i do this to myself in here

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha… Me too!

  87. Rotten Bats says:
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    I know its early to make moves but I need a closer. I want to pick up Rosenthal. Would you drop segura or rutledge? Whoever I keep will be my SS.

  88. Fill in the in the in field says:
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    11 man ESPN Roto w/ OPS

    Pick up Jedd Gyorko for Neil Walker? Also thinking of Picking up Rasmus for Pedro Alvarez, average killer for an average killer but at least he’s seeing the ball for now.

  89. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: Thoughts on bedard? Is he worth picking up in a 14 man pts league ?? My pitching hasnt been great since the start….

    morrow
    zimmermann
    nathan
    perkins
    mccarthy ugh?
    pettitte
    latos
    hamels
    ryu
    jose fernandez
    colon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Anthony: What he go, 4 innings?

  90. T Moore says:
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    Mr Gray: I’ll just sit here quietly observing after yesterday’s intra-multi-personal FBB meltdown crisis that roiled the public domain …..

    A really weird Angels vs A’s match last night…. The strange vibrations were quite strong… There may be a Big Earth Quake about the happen in the LA region… I would leave the region if it happens again tonight in Aniheim… GO A’s!!!!!

    ANNEBELLE!!!! Yeah, Baby….

    Well, almost quiet…. Just sitting here reading… Really!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: Ha! A N N E B E L L E ! ! ! for you…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @T Moore: cosmic man, do you have a group of followers in yellow robes, sounds like you are from the bay area

  91. stumanji says:
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    I’ve seen a few C questions already but I need to add mine to the mix.

    With Sal Perez pretty ‘meh’ so far, bench him and pick up Avila, Arencibia, Wilson Ramos, or Buck, or hold?

    Also, thoughts on Tony Cingrani as a minor league stash? He’s been pretty lights out so far and seems to be first in line for a call up if/when Leake stinks.

    • malamoney says:
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      @stumanji: I am dying to stash Cingrani. Unfortunately I am already stashing Gerrit Cole and Oscar Taveras. But Grey the evil mustache man won’t let me drop Lorenzo Cain in order to do so. But given my outfielders include Braun, Gordon, Austin Jackson, Morse, Marte and BJ Upton, and we only start 4, I am one over zealous fart away from doing it anyway.

      Especially since the wire has guys like Brett Gardner, Jayson Werth, Michael Saunders, Justin Maxwell, Carlos Quentin and a bunch more guys that I think could more than match Cain’s output.

      Just give me the go ahead Grey. I am waiting with my finger on the trigger button…

      • stumanji says:
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        @malamoney: Yea, we have 4 minor league slots and I’m already holding Billy Hamilton, Arenado, Bauer, and Rosenthal. Until Rosie gets the official bump to closer or hits 50 IP, I’m not using a major league slot on him.

        Given your OF and guys available, Cain seems very expendable. If there’s a guy you want out there, dropping your 7th OFer isn’t going to affect you.

        • malamoney says:
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          @stumanji: That is my thinking too, but The Great Grey might sick his army of mustache minions on me. Or send them to Cain’s house while he’s sleeping and inject him with 20 homers and stolen bases!

          You can keep a non-minor leaguer in your minors spot?

          We actually have 1 minor league spot. I have Wil Myers in there. So I am actually using usable bench spots for Taveras and Cole. Adding Cingrani would be using 3 of them. I realize the ridiculousness of that, but I also realize I have a sickness.

          I like my ball players like I like my women. Young…

          • stumanji says:
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            @malamoney: We can keep players in minors slots until they reach the rookie limits: 50 IP or 130 ABs. We used to have stricter rules about promoting/demoting but since it’s a keeper league it got really convoluted about who could and couldn’t be put in minors/kept as a minor leaguer, so we just applied the 50/130 limit across the board.

            I also value Grey’s advice, but sometimes you gotta think with your own mustache.

  92. mhfella says:
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    Melky or Matt Carpenter as extra OF this afternoon. Both batting second and both have nice day game splits. Melky (Porcello) coming off 3 for 4 yesterday. Carpenter (Bailey) has been on my bench awaiting 2B eligibility but has been better than Melk so far. I need runs and ribbies!

    Thank you very much, my fake baseball genie.

  93. frank grimes says:
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    12 Team H2H (6×6)

    1). I was offered Grili for Cobb? My RP are: Fujikawa, Jansen, Herrera. Leaning towards no (I hate closers)

    2). Someone dropped Nova dump Gee for him?

    3). I want to buy grey a daiquiri but how much?

    4). What’s wrong with Jarrod Parker? Too soon to look elsewhere?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @frank grimes: 1) no 2) no 3) depends where you live 4) Too soon

  94. Dusty B says:
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    @Grey

    I’ve got Aramis, A-Rod & Eaton on my roster, but only two DL spots. Do I dump A-Rod and pick up someone that can help me now? PS, Eaton & Aramis could be kept for next year, A-Rod could not be.

  95. Slam says:
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    Evan Gattis over A.J. Ellis? Sad question I know. Team name is A.J. Ellis Island so pls take that into consideration. Tysm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slam: Ha! I’d go Gattis…

  96. jesse says:
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    Lincecum needs to put down the pipe bro

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @jesse:

      …or maybe he needs to pick it back up

  97. Clive says:
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    I’m in a 10-team H/H league. I have Verlander, Grienke, Samardjia, Harvey, Estrada, S Miller, Teheran.. Would trading Verlander for J Upton be a no-brainer? Would give me Bautista, Upton, Jennings, Pence in the OF. Thanks!

  98. Robby D says:
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    How do you not mention the 2 SB from Rosario so that he’s now on his way to the first 30/30 season from a catcher… No seriously he could get 25-30 HR and 5-10 SB though. He looked good running the bases. We’ll see how that works in June after a couple dozen more starts on those knees, although the altitude could make him feel great running away from Denver.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robby D: That would be nice…

    • JoeC says:
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      @Robby D: Hey Lincecum, learn how to hold a runner on. That’s what I have to say about that.

  99. John says:
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    Please (cause I know you like please) rank for wins without killing rates Chacin @SD(Volquez), Kurodo vBalt(Hammel), G.Richards vHOU(Harell)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: You ranked them

  100. zzzzzz says:
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    Start Zito vs COL in 10 team H2H?

  101. Odibe McDowell says:
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    That WKRP where a cop sits Johnny Fever down to demonstrate that drinking slows reaction times was high-larious. Fever just got faster and faster and the cop got drunker and stupider. You’d never see that on today’s TV.

    I blame Lincecum’s troubles on account of he stopped smoking weed. His fastball gets faster and faster on that Humboldt Express. I saw it on TV once.

  102. Jay says:
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    Ok here I am for for the world to ridicule…not only did I lose Weaver, but I kept him over Gio. Damn Dos Equis…oh so good, but terrible in helping with keepers.

    How badly do i need to replace him in a 12 tm H2H league with a staff of Kershaw, Ryu, Iwakuma, Samardzija, Jo-Fer, Cobb, Shelby Miller.
    My worries is that come playoff time I’ll only have 4 SPs due to pitch counts.

    I have an OF of Cargo, McCutchen, Adam Jones, and Choo. We start only three OF so one is my Util. Would a trade of Cargo for Stras be too much of a panic move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: I’d trade Choo… Go for a Moore type…

  103. Edward Scherzer Hands says:
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    Hi, would you trade Victorino and Minor for Alex Gordon and Halladay? 12Team H2H. My outfield currently is Braun, Choo, Victorino with Gardner on bench/util. SPs are Gio, Morrow, Minor, Bailey, Ryu, Estrada, Detweiler. Cats are: OBP, 1B, 2B, 3B, sbs, HR, RBI, Runs.
    Ks, ERA, WHIP, W, L, CG, S, BS.

    Thanks!

  104. Huckleberry says:
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    Would you try to trade for Halladay, at a discount naturally, or avoid?

    • Huckleberry says:
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      @Huckleberry:

      If not Halladay, any other pitchers you would try to buy low on?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Huckleberry: I wouldn’t buy low on Halladay… Maybe Peavy…

  105. Wake Up says:
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    Who the hell is BenJarvus Green-Ellis?

    • Nathan says:
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      @Wake Up: Former New England Patriots running back. They called him “Law Firm” because of his name.

  106. Jon says:
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    Just to be clear that was Homer Bailey in my possible trade above. So you’d do my Frazier, Homer and Skaggs for his Berkman, Mo Rivera and Bundy? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: I’d take Bundy in a deep keeper…

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: cool, thanks!

  107. Schizer says:
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    Worth dropping any of Teheran, Beckett, Machado, Matt Carpenter, Avila, or Lucroy to pick up Chacin? Or should I hold? Weekly H2H. 12 team, deep bench, there are rarely any SPs of value on the wire. Thanks!

  108. D Rich says:
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    haha great title for the article! I was at the Mariners Astros game last night and let me tell you..the Mariners are so weak! Can you tell me why Smoak and Ackley are even in the majors? It did feel good to yell at Eric Bedard and heckle him, then he yelled back at me, remember when you idiots traded Adam Jones for me?! Kill me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @D Rich: Title was all Rudy… Yeah, crazy they could have Adam Jones…

    • JoeC says:
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      @D Rich: Well, Mariners *did* score 9 runs last night. So the hitting definitely wasn’t the problem. I think Maueur (not that Mauer!) needs to be sent back down and one of their young studs brought up, like Hultzen. They don’t have time to pussy foot around with a rookie who can’t pull his weight. They have a legitimate shot to get a wild card, but you gotta beat the ‘Stros if you want to take it.

      Smoak and Ackley need more time. Let’s see how they’re doing by mid-May before we… wait for it… pull out our Jump To Conclusions mat.

  109. Mike says:
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    Drop Jesus Montero for Alex Avila? Should I still be holding Cashner in a dynasty league?

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: sry just saw u previously answered my catcher drop question. How about Cashner tho hold him?

  110. FiveCentMillionaire says:
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    Long time reader, first time poster.

    4 OF option– Parra or Marte ?

  111. Mike says:
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    What minor league SS should the Detroit Tigers trade for. Peralta has no range and is terrible.

  112. Pipa says:
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    WOuld you drop Bradley for M Saunders? Also, my SP needs some work. I have HAlladay, Ed Jax, and Dempster. All shitty. Should I drop Halladay?!?

    • Pipa says:
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      @Pipa: Just got offered Beltran for Halladay, I so wanna pull the trigger, whatcu think??

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Pipa: I’d take Beltran

        • Pipa says:
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          @Grey: Thanks….what about Bradley? Think he is worth holding onto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pipa: I’d grab Saunders

  113. Nate says:
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    Jo-Fer or Shelby Miller ROS?

  114. BenDover says:
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    Hi Grey –
    My team should be called the hot schmo’s. After a week we’re sitting comfy.
    11 man 5×5 Roto, snake draft
    Starters: 2C, 21B, 22B, 2ss, 23B, 5of, 5Sp, 2Rp.

    c montero (8)
    c montero (12) I got a tickle out of introducing the flying montero brothers as my c’s…

    1b rizzo (6)
    1b i davis (7)

    2b zobrist (4)
    2b altuve (23) – we get to keep 1 dude in the round we drafted him in 2012. One year only.

    ss al escobar (15)
    ss nunez (27) handcuff for jeter

    3b cabrera (1)
    3b moose (10)

    of j upton (2)
    of a jones (3)
    of maybin (13) ooops
    of marte (16)
    of fowler (18)

    sp darvish (5)
    sp medlen (9)
    sp moore (11)
    sp harvey (14)
    sp ogando (19)

    rp r betancourt (20)
    rp street (21)

    Bench
    jeter (17)
    profar (22)
    c carter (24)
    hicks (25)
    Luebke (26)
    a.j. griffin (28)

    Had 4 OF’s targeted for the 7th round (Choo, Gordon, Jennings, AJax)… but they all went that round – grrrr – so I punted OF a bit and took Ike Davis.

    I know you recommend punting catchers, but in a 2 catcher league I have nightmares about A.J. Ellis and Ianetta as my C’s…

    Drunk pick #1 Montero in the 8th… Rosario was still available… as was Rios… (groan)
    Drunk pick #2 Maybin in the 13th… I must’ve read some hype on him that day & impulsed buy’d him (secondary groan)

    Reached a bit for Moose in 10th, but Rutledge was gone by then (who I was targeting at 10) and 3b’s were flying off the board. Didn’t want to risk rolling the dice and hoping Frazier would be there in the 13th or 14th (which he WASN’T!) He went in 13th… Whew. FYI – Rutlege went in 9th…. Muchado in 18th…. Gyorko in 17th…..

    After my 2 egregious errors, i righted the ship and finished strong. got 2 donkeycorns fairly late.

    MUCHO DANKE for the scoop on J. Uption, A. Jones, I. Davis (please start hitting) M. Moore, S. Marte, D. Fowler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BenDover: Team looks real solid… Really nice pitching and hitting… Well played…

  115. Wake Up says:
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    Lincecum kinda reminds me of the whole Samson thing……..every time that I watch him pitch, I wish I were blinded…

  116. Jack says:
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    Harrison was just put on the DL. Would you consider Tepesch rosterable in 12 team leagues? How would you rank him to Tillman, McDonald, Stults, Floyd, Happ, and Ervin Santana. I’m a Rangers fan so excuse my blind homerism.

  117. quimmy says:
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    What kind of SP can I get in a OBP league for Berkman? Would Maholm be a good deal? Aim higher?

      • quimmy says:
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        @Grey: Niese?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @quimmy: I’d take Niese

  118. T Moore says:
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    Masterson???? Is he back??? Is he an every other year kinda fella??? There have been others in the past…

    I’m riding him and Pettitte until they stall… Like Andy going in… For half a season or less…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: I’d be careful of Masterson in away starts…

      • T Moore says:
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        @Grey:

        Never start SP… automatically…

        Well, Verlander and the ink, yeah…. And look what happened for having done that – “The SP’n Weekend From Hell” that precipitated my intra-multi-personal meltdown crisis

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Are we blaming Verlander for that now?

          • T Moore says:
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            @Grey:

            Anyone and everything when lashing out..

            You don’t expect to blame myself -do you???…

            I really miss Mr Myagi at times like this,now…

            I use to flip the old geezer and his wheelchair over and yell anti Okinawan epithets at him until my rage dissipated… Think, that’s why I kept him around for so long…

            Great roommate he was – thinking back on it… Wonder, if he misses me???

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m sure he does…

            • JoeC says:
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              @T Moore: Yeah, seriously. Those Okinawans need to STFU. Yeah we got bases there, snitches! We paid for that right in blood to the tune of over 10,000 dead. You darn tootin’ I want to park a Marine division or two there.

              Now please, if you would be so kind, get off my lawn!

              • T Moore says:
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                @JoeC:

                The worst fought campaign in WW2… Sad and stupid!!

                Only the Hurtgen Forest is up there with it…

                What a waste of life on both sides…

                I’m not a right winger flag waver Joe

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                  @T Moore: That’s interesting that you mention the Battle of Hurtgen Forest. I was unaware of that particular battle until reading about it just last week in this book about WWII I was recently gifted. Sounds like there was a lot of incompetence, especially at the higher levels of command.

                  As for the right-wing, flag-waving stuff, to me, it’s not about that. It’s about honoring the memory of those young men who laid down their lives so you and I could waste, I mean *spend*, our lives playing fantasy baseball, safe and sound.

                  Those Okinawans don’t seem as reverential towards our dead (and of course, why would they, since they’re not American) and it bugs me to no end.

  119. Hi Grey — I ate these early-season lineup decisions, before there’s much of a track record. Some quickies here (these are across two 14-team roto leagues, so some players appear in two scenarios that aren’t mutually exclusive):

    1) I just saw Aaron Hill is sitting vs. PIT/Sanchez … pick a replacement between Rutledge (@SF/Zito) or Bonifacio (@DET/Porcello)

    2) Same two choices in the other league along with Espinosa (vs. CWS/Floyd)

    3) I’m starting Nuñez (@CLE/Mystery pitcher) in both leagues … if I don’t use Rutledge or Espinosa in the two scenarios above would you start either in lieu of Nuñez at short?

    4) I picked up Cervelli to fill in in one league while VMart is day to day. But he’s starting today … even though he’s cold and Cervelli’s hot, I start VMart, right?

    5) Are Milone (@LAA) and Moore (@TEX) starts? Both leagues have strict innings caps but I’m on pace.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: 1) Rutledge 2) Espinosa 3) Yes 4) I’d stick with Cervelli for today 5) I’d start both

      • @Grey: Wow, that was fast! Thanks.

    • @Enrique: Jeez! Just noticed the Detroit-Toronto game is about to start. If you don’t answer until that game’s started, then forget questions 1 and 4 and remove Bonifacio from question 2.

      Sorry if you answered one or more of these above …. I’m just going through the comments now. I was away all day.

  120. FillyP says:
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    Sup Grey?

    1) Drop J. Montero for Gattis or Arencibia? Avila not available.

    2) Hold Fiers? Available: Peralta, E. Santana, LeBlanc, Griffin, Floyd, Chen, Collmenter, etc. League counts IP and QS. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Hold 2) Griffin

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey. Gee was just dropped, but I think Griffin’s the better pick-up. Agreed?

        Also, J. Parker’s owner wants to get rid of him for cheap.. Lincecum, too. Should I target either?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed…. I’d take a chance on Parker for the right price…

  121. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: 4 Innings 1 hit 3 Ks vs the mariners who dont seem to be a pushover anymore… thoughts ?? im in desperate need of pitching help – Also 1 Util spot what would grey do – Morneau Or Matt Carpenter ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take a flyer on Bedard if desperate… Morneau…

  122. SeanMcD says:
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    First let me say I’m a big fan of the site. This is my first season playing Fantasy Baseball but I I’ve followed you guy’s for a few years now playing Fantasy Football. I really appreciate the humor and the insight.

    That said I was hoping for some help with my pitching staff. I’m in a 12 team H2H 6×6 League.

    SPs C Hammels, J Lester, J Niese, A Sanchez, AJ Burrnet, P Hughes and J McDonald

    RPs H Street, J Broxton, S Santos, J Valverde, F Francisco(on my DL)

    Obviously I’m not in great shape for Saves at the moment and Trevor Rosenthal and Tyler Clippard are available. I was thinking of dropping Sergio Santos for Rosenthal but then I though I may have more starters then I really need and I could drop one of them instead. What are your thoughts?

    Also Nick Tepesch was recently dropped in my league, would he be worth a spot over one of my other starters at this point or am I tinkering too much early in the season.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d go for Rosenthal over Santos… Forget Tepesch…

      • SeanMcD says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, I appreciate the advice. Just made the move.

  123. Jose C. says:
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    Great column Grey. I hope the two-time defending champion in my ten team H2H league loses the title this year because he took Jered Weaver.

    Quick question for that same Ten team H2H 5 by 5 league. Greg Holland was recently dropped and became FA eligible. Do I drop Chisek for Holland? My other closers are Perkins and Chris Perez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d want Holland over Chisek…

  124. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    So I have Boogs and Rosenthal do I need to worry about the other handcuffs or should that be fine? Also Start Zimmerman today vs. CWS? Side note googled yyvone craig holly hot schmotato batman GGMILF thanks for bringing her into my life haha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold with those two… I’d start Zimmermann… Ha!

  125. Grey — One more Q … Who’d you rather have in the UTIL slot today between Ike Davis (@PHI/Kendrick) or Starling Marte (@ARI/Miley)? No doubt Ike’s the better bat over the long haul, but so far this year he’s been ice cold compared to Marte, who usually kills LHP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go Marte…

  126. Goose says:
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    For what it’s Wuertz:

    Literally the next day after the Boggsocalypse that rent the hearts and minds of fantasy baseballers (<—— Grey's mom's (or is it Cougar's?) term) everywhere, Boggs entered in the 9th with a 4-run lead to face Cincy's 3-4-5 hitters: Votto groundout, BP strikeout, Bruce groundout. Ballgame. It wasn't a save but it might as well've been.

    Can't trust him fully… yet – but that give-him-the-ball-again managerial move is a signifier of being marked as THE closer, seems to me. And you/we/I/they/you (again) like to see that this is how Boggs responded to the prior day's meltdown, esp against those hitters. Thus, I'm still in on him being the main saves guy for the Red Birds this year… Hopefully…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Yeah, hopefully…

    • JoeC says:
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      @Goose: Well I hope you’re wrong, since I don’t own him, but I agree that everyone is all-in on Boggs. The Cards like their closers old and crappy, so Boggs fits right in.

      Flame-throwing Rosenthall is the answer!!

  127. malamoney says:
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    What kind of SP can I get for Mike Morse?

    A league mate expressed interest in Morse and Teheran. Talked about offering Shields. I asked for Grienke. Eventually he decided he couldn’t give up either of those “sure things” for two unknowns.

    How about a guy like Matt Moore?

    Grey, how many fatheads do you have in your man cave and which one is your favorite?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Moore… 12 fatheads… Hulkster one…

      • malamoney says:
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        @Grey: Dude. I shit you not. I am rocking a Hulkamania shirt right now. I love the looks and head nods I get when I all 145 pounds of me walk into the Gold’s gym wearing this thing. Sleeveless!

        Please rank these guys and OF bench options: Gardner, Cain, Maxwell, Saunders, Quentin, Werth and Moss

        You think anyone has a 1987 Barry Bonds fathead next to a 2001 version. And would that be called a gianthead?

  128. levo says:
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    Both nolan arenado and billy hamilton have had good starts in the minors….any prediction on both of their ETAs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado in July… Hamilton in September…

  129. herschel says:
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    @Grey: best minor league SP stash, this season only. Skaggs, Archer, Hultzen or Bundy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy

  130. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Hafner, Wells, and the rest of the retirees are doing well in NY, what do you call this Cocoon esque phenomenon? It’s more than just a zombino, it’s a collection of the elderly kicking ass like back in the day when they first introduced the talkies.

    • Grey

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      It’s a new episode of The Walking Dead…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: more like island of the dead…..

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: I’d call it: Ubaldo, Carrasco, Myers…..yes, please, and thank you….

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Wake Up: thats the throwing dead

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Wake Up: the walking dead arms?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s awesome…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: glad to share, i hope wallpaper patterson sees it, i think he’ll appreciate it

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Goose: nice, great share!

  131. Huge Caulk says:
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    1)Dylan Bundy has been dropped H2h 12 team keeper league 6×6 incl QS and k/9…

    Drop Gee, Worley, or Axford to get him? Or hold. The original owner said Bundy may be shut down for year…

    2)W Peralta is also available…is Gee, Worley, or Axford droppable for Peralta as well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) He’s not shutdown… Lose Worley and Gee for both…

  132. Nyjers In Paris says:
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    I have to drop one.

    AJ Burnett, Ryu, Jose Fernandez, Jarrod Parker, Marco Estrada.

    Help?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  133. That's what Gee said says:
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    Who should I spot start (6×6 league with QS): Kendrick tonight vs Mets, AJ Griffin tomorrow at LAA, or Travis Wood on Sunday vs SF. I was leaning Kendrick because of his success vs the Mets but the other two guys are probably better pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

  134. Jason says:
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    Garza is 4-6 weeks out. Worth hanging onto in a 12 team?

    options right now…
    Kelvin
    cook
    robertson
    wood
    straily

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelvin

  135. Jason says:
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    Garza is 4-6 weeks out. Worth hanging onto in a 12 team?

    options right now…
    Kelvin
    cook
    robertson
    wood
    straily

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelvin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I mentioned it in a post already…

      • malamoney says:
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        @Grey: Doh! My bad…

  136. Wake Up says:
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    My money is on him not getting one QS this year…

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Wake Up: Bundy..

  137. stumanji says:
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    Grey, thoughts on this comment? Think you missed it.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stumanji: Hold Perez… Stash Cingrani…

  138. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    watch the worst cookers finale yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I called that end…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: oh yeah, rashida going in the back door in those animal print panys, wowza! and your girl Carla got her hair all done nice.

        Baby’s mama been watching the voice, not sure how i feel about that show anymore

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I like The Voice… Might be b/c I lowered my standards by watching AI…. Love the Judith Hill girl on Adam’s team… She performed with MJ so not exactly a novice… But good stuff…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I watched mondays with the chick and the indian, sorry native american neck bone thingy on, she was cool

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, she was good… There’s a few… I like the Midas Whale too…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: thoughts on usher and shakira?…..I want to do dirty things with shakira, but i also have that haven’t touched an anglo white girl since 1996 thing going on.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They bring nothing really… Both lack any personality… Shakira is hot as dog balls though…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: hells to the motherf***ing yes she is!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hummahummahumma

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh, and my humma don’t lie…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I hope the coug is not checking on this post today. He’s only humoring us, he does not feel this way. Our lives need this…

              • JoeC says:
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                @Grey: Shakira could be as boring as a piece of college-ruled notebook paper and I’d lick her used dishes. I’ll stop there, as this is a public site, but safe to say, I would lick other things associated with her as well.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Dishes, yeah, I’d wash them with my tongue, as well…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: *pants

  139. Buster a Move says:
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    Hey Grey –

    I made the mistake of drafting Halladay in a 12 team H2H points, mixed auction league, where we can keep up to 8 guys a year at prices that go up $5 a year.

    I’m trying to unload Halladay onto a Phillies fan. Would you move Halladay and Harvey (keeper value for next year is $14) for Bumgarner (next year will cost $16 to keep)? Or should I hold onto both and pray? At this point I’m focused on winning this year, although I don’t want to totally ignore long term strategy.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bum…

  140. Ryan says:
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    @Grey – would you drop Jesus Montero for Alex Avila? Or hold for a bit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  141. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Gee or Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wily

  142. Schizer says:
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    Is dickey a buy low candidate? If so, would Hosmer and/or Machado be about right? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want the two bats…

  143. stumanji says:
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    Czech out these three straight pitches from Jo-Fer to Ike Davis. Pure filth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup… I watched him…

  144. Q says:
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    Regarding your comment that you would trade Dickey for Lester….

    Do you ever redo your rankings? I know you are writing a ton and answering questions non-stop (Thanks btw!!!), but I know you had Dickey ranked higher. Are the comments the best way to get your evolving thoughts or do you ever rerank overall?

    Thanks Grey–you are the best!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not re-ranking… Comments prolly best way… I will say that this early in the season the rankings are still pretty applicable…

  145. MattTruss223 says:
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    The fiance/mom mix-up had me laughing pretty hard. I’ve got a cougar myself, my wife is 13.5 yrs older then me. That specific scenario has never happened to me, but I can relate, good times indeed!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, nice… You’re a hero/legend…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @MattTruss223: much respect for MT223, how old were you when you got hitched?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @MattTruss223: damn 25 and 38, best part is when you retire you can work your way back down the age clock if you know what I mean :)

  146. Drive says:
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    Trade J Upton and Ogando for Giancarlo and Hamels?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would…

  147. BigR says:
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    I’m back again and this trade is NOW on the table:
    I give – Pujols and Gio
    I get – Verlander and Bautista

    My other 1B’s are A. Gonzalez, C. Davis, Frazier and M. Carpenter
    My other SP’s are Sherzer, Moore, Anibal Sanchez, Homer Bailey, Cobb, Lynn, Iwakuma

    Would you take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh…

      • BigR says:
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        @Grey: Eh…? All I get is “Eh….”? Help a brother out a little bit here. You have been my savior in FBB for too many years for me to get an “Eh…”. Cmon Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What? Trade’s kinda eh… It’s fair, see no reason to do it…

  148. herschel says:
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    @Grey: worth losing cashner or l. martin for peralta? 12 team mixed roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wily

  149. Jack says:
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    Who to start:

    Konerko, Dunn, Willingham, or Hosmer. Need two.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Dunn or Hosmer…

  150. fungus says:
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    Howdy friendo:

    Rutledge or Gardner today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge

  151. Project Merkin says:
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    Bailey noooooooo! Why Grey why?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know… Blech…

  152. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    just got offered Kemp for my Jenning, Eaton and Segura. Got to accept immediately? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kemp…

  153. Nathan says:
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    Wheels coming off for Homer Bailey in St. Louis… barfy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  154. Principle Blackman says:
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    Great read as always. I got sonovabenched by Anibal and pitchslapped by Peavy in multiple leagues yesterday.

    I have a question regarding a trade proposal in my 15-team keeper league if you will bear with me for a minute.

    This points league scores retroactively, every two weeks. There is no waiver wire (2 supplemental drafts), so you pretty much have to draft a backup for every position. I punted at SS, and another owner is offering to swap my Ruben Tejada for his Erick Aybar if I help him out with his pitching. His Ps are Price, Shields, Kennedy, Beckett, Burnett, Ogando, Edwin Jackson, Putz, Reed, and Gregerson. We start 4 SPs, 1 Cl, and 1 RP per period (the RP can have earned no more than 2 saves in a two week period). Because there is no WW, all trades in this league have to be balanced in terms of the number of players being exchanged.

    I’m wondering if it is worth “upgrading” to Aybar at SS. Tejada is my backup, Segura is my presumable starter if he’s healthy.

    And if it is worth it, I’m also wondering who I should package with Tejada.
    My pitchers are Scherzer, Peavy, Minor, Medlen, Estrada, Hammel, Fiers, Janssen, Wilhelmsen, Doolittle, David Robertson, and Zack Wheeler. I assume that he would be wanting our exchange of pitching to be as lopsided as Tejada for Aybar is. Do you think Estrada or Hammel is enough to get it done? Is it worth going as far as Medlen or Minor?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Worth it if you give Estrada or Hammel… Not worth it for Minor or Medlen…

      • Principle Blackman says:
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        @Grey: Is it a coinflip between Estrada and Hammel? I was kind of high on both those dudes going into the season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bit of a coin flip, yeah… Depending on matchups… As of right now at least… Estrada has more upside…

  155. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Grey- 14 team mixed dynasty roto. Trade my Reyes, Gyorko, & Beckett for his Wainwright, Rizzo, and Saunders? I need SP help! Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent…

  156. Goose says:
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    Dah – saw that Bruce got CS, dangit.

    Question for Grey and/or Rudy and/or community – do you play in any leagues that use Net Stolen Base as a cat? Like or dislike?

    Ours does and I find myself increasingly frustrated with the extra amount of stress involved + effort required to determine value. So I’m just wondering your thoughts.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t play in any that use it… I don’t like it… You don’t draft Bruce for speed, so when he gets caught is a silly negative that you can’t plan for…

      • Goose says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, was just looking. The worst offenders from ’012: Jose Tabata went 8-for-20 in SBs last year = a -4 total. Francouer was 4-for-11, so a -3.

        Not like Tabata or Frency’s anyone’s idea of great, but maybe they are serviceable for a stretch of time during the year. But even standard roster guys like Reynolds, Santana and Swisher ended up with negative SB totals. So you have to consider that, in fact and somewhat randomly, some guys can be actively harmful to your team. With no telling who(m) it may be at any time. Just sucky and annoying.

        • Prezii says:
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          @Goose: everybody has their own ways and likes… But thats retarded, my friend.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Prezii: I actually agree with you today, this is progress

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, sounds really annoying… See no reason for it… Fantasy is hard enough without another element of luck….

  157. Nathan says:
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    Looks like Bailey came out of the game after being hit by a batted ball? Did anyone see it? Is he okay?

    • Prezii says:
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      @Nathan: liner right off the ankle that went into left field… His goose was cooked already though..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looked fine…

  158. Prezii says:
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    MaDDams! That is all..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHA

      • Project Merkin says:
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        Aside from all the…Homers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, that…

        • Prezii says:
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          @Project Merkin: NEVER trust a guy named Homer….

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Prezii: I thought there were two D’s so would it be MaDDDams?

  159. Warren says:
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    I had a roster spot open up via trade–thinking about picking up a dl stash guy this week (don’t like any of the stream starters on the wire).

    Garza, Beachy, or Colby Lewis? Leaning Colby to start on the road only

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza

  160. Alex says:
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    Grey,

    What do you think of this deal? I am in need of SPs.

    Getting: Morrow, Ian Kennedy, Victorino
    Giving: Bruce, Beckett

    I REALLY don’t want to move Bruce but if the price is right (adequate SPs), I may have no choice. Am I selling Bruce too low here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it…

  161. Andrew says:
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    Would you drop Dillon Gee to pick up Matt Carpenter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  162. zzzzzz says:
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    I want to pick up Matt Adams so badly. I could drop Seager… tempting but MA playing time is still a question mark.

    • Prezii says:
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      @zzzzzz: you’re gonna need a forklift….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d hold…

  163. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you drop Hernandez for Rosenthal? I play in a league where both saves and holds count and Hernandez is my only source for holds. I like them both but with Rosenthal i could get the holds aswell and hope to get someone that could become a closer in a few weeks. On the other hand Hernandez is a solid pitcher aswell. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  164. Snake Hips says:
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    Please rank H2H points league (IP, H, ER, BB, K)

    Maholm, Hammel, Parker, Teheren

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel, Maholm, Teheran…

  165. rgp says:
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    I was offered Fiers for Henderson?
    Should I do it?
    (I am long on saves)

    • Gavin says:
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      @rgp: You an do better.

      • Gavin says:
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        @Gavin: *can

        • rgp says:
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          vogelson?@Gavin:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Fiers…

      • rgp says:
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        Thanks, Grey!@Grey:

  166. Tom says:
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    Grey, Ian Desmond and yovani gallardo were dropped for some reason…I have the #1 waiver priority…should I grab Desmond to replace rutledge, or gallardo to take up my streaming spot?

    • Tom says:
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      @Tom: it’s a 12 team H2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallardo

  167. james d says:
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    In my first ragecut of the year, I ejected Gee from my 12 team h2h league roster yesterday during his start.

    I added Rosenthal 5 hours later.
    Fantasy is serious business…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get mad!

  168. malamoney says:
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    Someone just dropped Fiers. Would you drop Hellickson to pick him up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh…

  169. Steve says:
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    OK to have sat Moore in a 10-teamer with 1400 IP limit, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What can do?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: ??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m saying it’s too late to put him in… Moore’s a number one though so I probably would’ve leaned to starting him there…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey: Oh, yeah – of course. I decided last night not to start him. Oh well.

            Oh and Yvonne Craig? What a bod. Woof.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Steve: Batgirl and can fly by me any day

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Pow! Wham! Woo!

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: now i’m getting a whole Yvonne Craig and Julie Newmar 3 way fantasy going on over here. I think i need to leave work early….

                • Steve says:
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                  @Jack Full of Hate: Same over here, with some Lee Merriweather thrown in.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Steve: now that I’m home its good to see others are as classically perverted as I am.

                    I would have a heart attack if I tried to play that foursome…..I would die happy

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Get it!

  170. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Why is billingsly being added in all my leagues?

    Am I missing something here, he’s chad f***ing billingsly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… It is the Padres today…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: who scored 9 runs yesterday on the Dodgers. The days of the Hodgepadre may have to go the way of the Hedgepadre

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, they need to move the fences back out…

  171. Steve says:
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    Posey needs to knock this the hell off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed there… Though Rudy might have some problems with you saying that…

  172. Trigger Cut says:
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    In a saves and holds league where I have Aroldis, Frierieireiri and The Muppet Master + Kenley and Rosenthal, and like to keep a 3 closer/3 holds guy balance, would you consider dropping Greg Holland for Mujica? Too early to give up on Holland? Too early to fully trust the Muppet Master? I have limited moves. Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now…

      • Trigger Cut says:
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        @Grey: Relaxing trigger finger, moving away from keyboard, heading home… Thanks.

  173. Frank Grimes says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6

    Rosenthal was dropped…my RP: Fujikawa, Herrera, Jansen.
    my bench is gyroko, Beckett, Tereran. Worth an add with my relief situation?
    Toughts on stashing Valverde instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for right now, but be ready to drop Herrera if Boggs gets lit up again…

  174. Steve says:
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    Wouldn’t mind if all these Pirate runners came in here…

  175. smegma says:
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    Should I drop Beckett for Zito? Zito having another good outing and gets 2 starts next week at Mil and vs. the lowly Padres. Other choice is to drop Kendrick but I have him slotted as my RP and he gets two starts next week too (Mets,@Cin).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  176. Steve says:
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    Come on Peralta. Not this. Not now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      MR trouble?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Not now that Leonys flew out and Beltre was tagged out at home :-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice…

  177. Steve says:
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    What is Leyland doing? Nothing says snuffing out a threat by using your least reliable relievers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It does help avoid the inevitable save opp.

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: It’s a pen to be avoided, right? I still have Al Al in my H2H, but I hardly ever roster him. Gotta be more reliable sources of Holds, no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Probably, yeah…

  178. ROLFAMLO says:
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    Got a couple Grey. Reminder: League includes OBP, 14 teams, and is a 14-player keeper.

    1. We have the options to include draft picks for the next year’s draft. I own Lincecum. Rest of staff is Harvey/Parker/Haren/Jo-Fer/Wandy/Cahill/Beachy(DL)/D Hudson(DL). I have the opportunity to trade Lincecum for 3rd and 4th round draft picks. Do it?

    2. I have Kenley Jansen as a reliever. Rosenthal was just dropped. Smart to drop Jansen and pick up Rosie?

    3. Would you drop either Bourjos or Carter to stash Arenado if it was for a bench spot? Esp. in a keeper…

    1. New number because this isn’t for the team above, but a different redraft league. I just got offered Kinsler and Frazier for Pedroia. No brainer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Hold for now 3. Hold 1. Yup

  179. Steve says:
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    Wow. Nice clean save for Janssen there. Prince and V-Mart fanned looking…

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @Steve: A nice generous strike zone helped.

      • Steve says:
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        @VinWins: Ah. As a Janssen owner, I’m all about the generous strike zone.

  180. Freakshow says:
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    Dynasty, 14 Teamer
    Stephen Strasburg for Freddie Freeman and Wilin Rosario
    Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg

  181. Trailblazin says:
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    With aybar out, who to fill in: Johnny peralta, Cozart, Marwin Gonzalez, or Brandon Crawford? Yes that’s as good as I can do

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart

  182. Steve says:
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    Better 1B fill-in tomorrow?

    Moreland @SEA (Felix)
    Moss @LAA (wife could go into labour at any time)
    Overbay @CLE (embarrassed to pick him up)
    Lind @DET (just plain sucking)

    14 team, h2h.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: Or would you prefer Schierholtz or Cervelli or Ianetta?

      I have C and RF slots open as well as 1B…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wanna say Moss… Overbay would be my 2nd… Yikes…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Sounds like Baby Moss isn’t coming anytime soon, so he’s the guy to go with? Horrible choices, obviously…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  183. Steve says:
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    Look at Dom Brown go after I dropped him!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You dropped him? Damn, you’re cheating on me…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Eh, he was a sub while Braun was out. Can’t start him ahead of Braun + Jennings + JUp + Choo, right?

        Though could have done with him today with the Brewers game being PPD…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, you’re right…

  184. herschel says:
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    WTB!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jesus…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not Montero… Obviously…

        • herschel says:
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          @Grey: obviously. can you talk me off the ledge from swapping wtb for sal perez in my weekly league. buck has 4 games at colorado next week plus a 7 game sched while perez only has 5 games total.

          even if someone picks up perez, arenciabata, flowers, ianetta, aj and darnaud are all on the ww. cant i just shuck and jive with some hot schmatotoe combination of those?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Sure, go for it…

            • herschel says:
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              @Grey: gotta do it. sorry pompei….

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ha…

  185. a1r fann1ng says:
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    how can showalter hit markakis 3rd and davis 5th and still be considered a good manager?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is he considered a good manager? As soon as he left a number of teams, they started winning…

  186. Spaceman says:
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    Thank you sir for the words earlier today! As a brief follow up, I’ll eventually have to ditch a bench bat. Who would you drop out of Rutledge, Doumit & Krispie Young? Lastly, we rock a dynasty league. Who do you think has more value this season only; Cingrani or N Castellanos? Thanks a ton and keep up the awesome work brother. Stay cool, Spaceman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doumit… Cingrani… No problem…

  187. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    Would you use #2 waiver for Axford? 12teams roto
    Only have Wilh Perez Madson as closers. I would drop Mujica.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would… But bench him…

  188. Steve says:
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    C’mon now J-Up, it’s like forever since your last HR…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: Gah.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: J-Up has been no fun today.

  189. Steve says:
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    Awwwww, man. Poor old Scott Sizemore. That ain’t fair.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that sucks…

    • Prezii says:
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      @Steve: cant catch a break! Same one too..

  190. Martin says:
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    @grey- Somebody in my league dropped Kuroda. I’m thinking of picking him up and dropping either matt carpenter (currently on my bench but is good value with 1st,3rd,OF, and soon to be 2nd base eligibility) or dropping Boggs (already have Rivera, Jansen, and Frieri). Who should i drop Boggs or Carpenter? Thanks!

    • Martin says:
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      @Martin: 12 team H2H if that matters

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carpenter

  191. BigFatHippo says:
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    Lincecum overheard at dinner last night….”the baked zito is much better in San Francisco these days”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  192. Steady says:
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    Hey Grey

    Got burned on not starting Lynn but you cant be right all the time hahah

    H2H (W,K,ERA,WHIP,SV)

    Drop J. Parker and D. Haren for P. Maholm, Cobb, Milone, Masterson, Ryu, T. Wood?

    Or hold

    • Steady says:
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      @Steady: 8 team, Keeper league as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu over Parker…

      • Steady says:
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        @Grey: thanks against as always

  193. Principle Blackman says:
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    This is in re my 15-team keeper (no WW), which you commented on earlier.

    I offered Ruben Tejada and Jason Hammel for his Aybar and Edwin Jackson.
    He countered with Tejada and Medlen for Aybar and Jackson.
    I countered with Tejada and Estrada for Aybar and the P of his choosing.
    And he countered with Tejada and Peavy for Aybar and Jackson.
    I think we are at an impasse and are going to table discussions.
    I was right in turning down the deal involving Medlen, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  194. Steve says:
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    If J-Zimm can get this kind of run support on the reg, he could have himself quite a season…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could easily see 20 wins from him with support, definitely…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, that’s kinda what I was thinking. He’ll have his struggles for sure, but he’s just so consistent. Not often he takes his team out of the game.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Harper could be this year’s Trout too… Not 50 steals but in the MVP running…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, he’s off to a great start. I’d like to own him somewhere, but I either never got into a position to draft him, or couldn’t convince myself it was worth the reach…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, happy Rudy reached for him in F & F…

  195. nyydj2 says:
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    Is there a glossary term for when you take a quick scan of your RCL lineups before the 7 PM games start and you have to run out on an errand, and you see the big RED EXC Point not in starting lineup sitting next to Harper and you juggle some things to get him out and then you run out on errands worried that it’s too soon for a day off for him but there is no news of injury, and then you return home to find he was always in the starting lineup and no other site said he would not be and he has a couple knocks and a homer? Sonuvaf**ked comes to mind. ESPN sucks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch… That sucks…

      • nyydj2 says:
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        @Grey: yea, I knew it was going to be a bad day when I saw the names of the Yankees centerfielder and their announcer douche within a couple of lines of each other with the word orgasming. Started thinking Michael Kay announcing “Next on YES Classics, an encore presentation of Lady Chatterley and the Gardner”. I had to watch 3 hours of Spongebob this morning just to get the visions out of my head. The horror……

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha… My bad!

    • royce! says:
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      @nyydj2: espwned

      • nyydj2 says:
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        @royce!: and now the scrub I had to replace him with breaks his collarbone in the first inning….

        • royce! says:
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          @nyydj2: Imagine how the Mariners feel! They’re gonna have to start Jason Bay.

  196. Steve says:
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    Gotta love the A’s. Must be the only team in the league where Jaso can bat 2nd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… He could really bat anywhere in that lineup…

  197. Steve says:
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    Jeez, any chance someone on the Royals could drive Sal Perez in?

    • nyydj2 says:
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      @Steve: why the hell did they pinch run for him?

      • Steve says:
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        @nyydj2: They did? I don’t see that in Fantasy Cast…

        • nyydj2 says:
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          @Steve: Can’t rely on anything tonight it seems.Yahoo box had him pinch run for in the 6th when he was on second base and even had Kotteras in his lineup spot in the 7th. Now I just saw him end the 7th batting on MLB, and Yahoo has him back in the lineup like he never left.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For serious…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: And of course he then comes up empty with the bases loaded.

  198. Hondo says:
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    I traded Estrada and Chris Pezez for Hamels.I picked up Masterson,but the guy just dropped Estrada.
    Drop Masterson for Estrada?

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      @Hondo:
      WW pick 6.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  199. Steve says:
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    Woah, Duensing. Not sure I want to see you right now…

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      @Steve: Noooooooooo.

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve: Double play badly needed here…

  200. Jon says:
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    If Matt Adams had every day PT, what sort of line do you see for him? What’s his ceiling as a keeper?

    • Prezii says:
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      @Jon: i still see a nice line of donuts, fried chicken, pepperoni pizza and slow roasted honey baked ham… His BA(Bagels Ate) should dip a little though, because of all the hot dogs he’ll be seeing…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      25 homers, solid average… Similar to Billy Butler…

  201. Prezii says:
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    Holy Machado!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  202. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Hanry doesnt come through with the handy, macho man goes yard

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: well that helps my ratios after a nice outing from Boggs a couple days ago…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Wilsonian: they like to call it closepacolypse but its sounds like you are having ERAmageddan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sweet!

  203. The Guru

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    Closepocalypse in Boston. Let the Andrew Bailey questions begin.

  204. royce! says:
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    With Hanrahan’s outing, my RCL team’s ERA is now over 5.70. You’d think that I must’ve punted pitching, but my batters are hitting .205. I have the pitching of the real world Indians (actually, worse) with the batting of the real world Marlins (also actually worse). Gotta keep reminding myself that I have a loving family and good job…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @royce!: don’t forget beer, you always have beer!

      • royce! says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: oh yeah, good point. I feel much better now! Thanks, Jack!

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @royce!: anytime

  205. Jon says:
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    Kelvin going for the save in KC…

    • Jon says:
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      Gives up a double to Mauer but strikes out the side for the save!

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Jon: think we have a committee shituation. That’s not a good boost to Holland’s confidence…

        • Steve says:
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          @Wilsonian: Would have also been his 4th appearance in the last 5 days – likely as much a factor as his recent shakiness in him getting a night off.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Steve: yeah, I did think about that, too. But doesn’t help matters when Herrera gets 3 Ks for a relatively clean save.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Works for me…

  206. stynyr says:
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    Grey,

    Ryu, Cahill, Bailey, Teheran, Jose Fernandez, Minor, Garza (DL), Janssen, Soriano, Holland

    Drop any of these to make room for Herrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran

  207. Sky

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    News that’s not news but may eventually be news. With Scott Sizemore retearing his ACL, the A’s called up some schlub to take his place for MI blahtoonity. However, down on the farm, Jemile Weeks is playing short tonight. With Josh Donaldson batting around .150 and Lowrie able to play third, we might have a Weeks sighting in the near future. Not holding my breath on it but there ya gro.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Sky: I’m in dire need on my best RCL, I have infante but he makes me want to snoozante with that stat line. I don’t understand that a guy that is hitting .364 in detroit can have all of 2 runs and 2 rbi’s. What is he immune to counting stats? does the team not like him,? What do they say when Omar is on base, “lets just ground out, we liked Sizemore better” . No stats for you! mini rant

      • Sky

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        They got over their mild Infantuation with him quickly. The 9 hole is where you go when you have the skills to be the second hitter in the lineup but someone is better then you at it. Infante will have to Tonya Harding Torii if you want counting stats

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Sky: where is jeff gilooly when you need hum?

  208. Steve says:
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    Jeez, Milone tying me to the WHIP-ing post…

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      @Steve: Ugh, you pillock.

  209. Steve says:
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    Prayer circle for Kenley, please.

    • Grey

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      It work? I just left the movies…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: It has so far. He just struck out Venable.

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Of course he had to give up two singles. Of course he did.

  210. Steve says:
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    Chris Carter shall henceforth be known as Clarence, cos he be Strokin’

  211. Steve says:
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    Yonder at 2B in the 9th, apparently…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy was just IM’ing me about that…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  212. JDW says:
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    Weaver fractured his radial head in his elbow. Even with these trainers and teams knowing what they”re doing – 4-6 weeks sounds optimistic. Broke mine similarly five months ago and still can’t straighten out my arm all the way – and that’s with PT twice a week. Sure, Weaver’s a professional athlete, it’s his off arm, and he’s working with some of the best rehab folks in the country – his job for the next six weeks will be fixing that left arm. But, man, 4-6??? Kinda doubtful. And even if so, even if just his off arm, he needs that thing for his wind-up. When he comes back he won’t be the same – probably for the rest of the year.

  213. Arrow says:
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    Hi,

    I am in a 11 team Yahoo rotisserie league.
    I have three catchers available to me (Jesus Montero, Jonathan Lucroy, Alex Avila). I can only keep 1 or 2 at most on my roster. How would you rank them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montero, Avila… Take followups to my newest post…

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