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C.J. Wilson doesn’t really know what’s going on unless Twitter tells him.  He tweeted out Mike Napoli’s phone number.  He watches Shark Week.  He has a big TV.  He hasn’t watched his TV since November.  His TV is bigger than his car.  His car is big.  He watches Lost reruns, out of order.  He wears Old Spice, on his head.  He is a Taoist.  He thinks a Taoist has something to do with wearing a towel while being interviewed.  He told a guy to wash his mouth out with soap.  He listens to Killswitch Engage, which Google tells me is a metalcore group.  Even Google didn’t know what metalcore was.  Four ladies and gentlemen, those were all C.J. Wilson quotes.  Yesterday, he continued his dominance with a performance of 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 3.18.  So, you’re saying after Curtis Jackson Wilson was mollywhopped in his first start of the year, I should’ve held him?  Since his first start, he’s thrown 34 innings with a 2.12 ERA and he has more Ks than innings pitched.  He’s hard to like him because of his all-around douchebaggery, but his numbers aren’t lying and right now they’re saying he’s a strong fantasy number two.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Bryan Holaday – 1-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  Fun fact!  In Spain, you say good morning, “Hola day.”

Austin Jackson – 0-for-1, 1 run and three walks.  The NSA intercepted cellphone calls between Austin Jackson and Tigers manager, Brad Ausmus.  Here’s what they heard, “Hey, Skip, I can be your leadoff hitter!”  “What kind of defense can you play?”  “Um, solid, I guess.  Skip, I’m taking walks now.”  “Can you block balls in the dirt?”  “Um, maybe.”  “I’ll consider you.  Now hit the showers!”  “I’m calling you from my car.” “Then drive through a car wash with the windows open!”

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Nothing fancy, but just a good, reliable start from The Golem.

Dayan Viciedo – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .348.  He cooled off pretty abruptly leading up to this game — three for his last 16 — but maybe this is the start of another schmotato run.

Zach McAllister – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  Yeah, there’s some room in the Indians rotation for Bauer.

Aaron Harang – 4 2/3 IP, 9 ER.  I’m reminded of Project Runway Tim Gunn’s metaphor.  Tim Gunn said, “I have this refrain about the monkey house at the zoo.  When you first enter into the monkey house, you think, ‘Oh my god, this place stinks!’ And then after you’re there for 20 minutes you think, ‘It’s not so bad’ and after you’re there for an hour it doesn’t smell at all.”  If you thought The Harangutan was gonna be good all year, you were in the monkey house too long.

Nate Eovaldi – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  The nicest thing I can say is I wish I had him on every team.  You can imagine how well my nuptials went over when that was the nicest thing I could say.

Christian Yelich – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his first homer.  The fan who caught the ball returned it so Yelich could have all his classmates sign it, but then Yelich lost the ball, thinking he put it in his book bag and, boy, was he bummed, saying, “Geez, anyone see it?  I wanted to show my Mom.”

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  OZUNA was recently dropped in the order and you just don’t do that to OZUNA.  OZUNA no like.

Casey McGehee – 3-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .297.  One month in, the Marlins are top ten for OPS, OBP, AVG and runs.  Yup.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .299 with a .409 OBP and hitting near .400 in the last week.  Reggie Roby is smiling down, admiring the hang time on some birds and proud of you for punting catcher.  You made dead Reggie Roby happy!

Jedd Gyorko – 1-for-3 as he was activated from paternity leave.  Him and his wife had twins.  I have two child names for you, Jedd — Oferthree and Oferfour.

Jace Peterson – 1-for-3 and his 2nd steal; he’s been playing 3rd base for the injured Headley.  He doesn’t offer much, except bona fide, old fashioned, crazy-as-fudge SAGNOF! (42 steals in his last minor league season albeit in High-A.)  His bat may not play in the majors, but speed translates everywhere like a nice tush.

Brandon Hicks – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, his fourth this week.  No, it won’t continue forever, but you can pick him up while it is going on.

Tim Hudson – 8 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, 2.17 ERA on the year.  Maybe he’s trying to make sure he doesn’t get ignored for a journeyman 1st baseman if someone does a movie about the 2014 Giants.

Tony Cingrani – 4 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks and pulled after 79 pitches.  After his next bad start, I’m guessing we’re gonna hear that he’s dealing with a dead arm, which sounds like the first step in ‘Doing the Bernie,’ but it’s not.

Zack Cozart – 2-for-4.  I said yesterday that he was a hot schmotato.  Today, I say, “What Tuesday Grey said!”

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-1, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Junior Lake – 2-for-5, 2 runs.  Really would love to see what Lake could do if the Cubs just played him every day rather than jerking his chain around and playing Kalish, the Destroyer of Lake’s Value, though with a formal title like that it’s not surprising.

Starlin Castro – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .308.  Fun fact!  Starlin Castro is also the name of the lead character in the Cuban staged adaption of The Silence of the Lambs.  The other main character is Hannibal Kennedy who loves a nice Chianti with pinto beans.

Robbie Ross – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  Ro-Ro looked more ruh-roh.

Jesse Chavez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Bfweoibfdcsvn–  Sorry, was banging my head on the keyboard.  Sonavabench!  But you didn’t pitch well vs. the Astros in your last start!  Why couldn’t you have pitched well there so I would’ve started you yesterday?  Ugh.  So, his so-called demise after one mediocre start might’ve been a tad premature like your moments of ecstasy.  Of course, when a 30-year-old comes out of nowhere, it’s always a bit risky, but there is nothing in his peripherals that are screaming he’s not to be trusted every time out.  O&S (Own and Start; acronyms are somewhat less effective when you need to explain them.)  The Stream-o-Nator even faintly likes his next start, and SON doesn’t get excited about anything with a small sample size.  That’s what she said!  Huh?

Coco Crisp – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  On the fo’really, if I could hang out with one major league baseball player, I’d choose Coco Crisp.  No sarcasm.  How badass would it be to tell your friends that you’re hanging out with Coco Crisp?  Especially the ones that don’t know baseball.  They’d think you were a total fruit loop.  Pun point!

Derek Norris – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI and now hitting .386.  Not sure if the A’s would ever officially say Norris is the starter and there’s no platoon, because platooning is the new Moneyball, but for our porpoises — hey, dolphins! — Norris looks like the starter for now.  He should get one of our Being in a Platoon is a Full-Time Job shirts.

Alberto Callaspo – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Basically, everyone on the A’s had multiple hits as they racked up 12 runs.  Well, except Josh Reddick (0-for-3).  Ticker tease!

Andre Ethier – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .227.  Marla Gibbs called, she wants her address back!

Zack Greinke – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I look profoundly wrong on my preseason call to stay away from Greinke.  His velocity is still eroding like a beach that Al Gore has in a slideshow, but his peripherals look fantastic.

Clayton Kershaw – Struck out nine in his final rehab start.  Only if you had a rehab slot instead of an N/A one.

Melky Cabrera – Left yesterday’s game with a bruised shin.  He said it feels tender.  I’m sure it’s not as tender if he would’ve braised it.

Drew Hutchison – 7 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I’d say he looks like the most effective Blue Jays pitcher, but that’s not giving him enough credit.  His peripherals don’t scream out regression right ahead like a nerdy captain of the Titanic.

Yordano Ventura – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, pulled after 92 pitches.  I was watching Cingrani, so honestly have no idea how he only pitched five innings with that few baserunners and Ks.  Was it “Foul ball for the first 10,000 fans in attendance” night?

Tyler Chatwood – Hit the DL.  Now he’ll have more time for what someone with his name is much better for, gay pornographic video chatting!

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-5 and his 4th homer.  Au Shucks!

Adam LaRoche – Sat out with a sore quad.  Whenever I hear sore quad, I think of an angry Murderball player.  Is that bad?

Jordan Zimmermann – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. Houston.  When J, Z like Zorro, get in that Asstro, better luck tomorrow.

Anthony Rendon – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  He homered off the Astros’ Paul Clemens, who’s been far more successful than Ralph Pettitte.

Danny Espinosa – 2-for-4 and a slam & legs.  His third homer and third steal.  He should see Hunter Pence about Stats OCD; it’s a real condition.

Chris Carter – 0-for-4, 2 Ks.  Hurry-K’d Carter!

Alex Cobb – Threw a bullpen session and is still about a month away.  Trying to stay optimistic, but can’t help think that’s a full month to have a setback.  Lowercase yay.

Jean Segura – Will return from plastic surgery on Thursday.  Out of context, that could’ve been a line from TMZ.  Be cool if they unwrap Segura’s face and it reveals Nicholas Cage’s face.

Matt Garza – 3 IP, 5 ER, but left the game with a thumb contusion.  And here I thought he left early cause he was suckin’ up the suckhole of life.

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-5 and his 7th homer.  When people say CarGo, the better player is thought of, only I’m not sure which one is better.

Mark Reynolds – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Speaking of which, he faces Homer Bailey today and I grabbed him for a batty call.  The Hitter-Tron was bit blasé on it, but the Hitter-Tron was also distracted, diddling himself to an issue of Popular Mechanics.

Matt Adams – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I’m not embarrassed to say I was turned on when they showed Adams’s homer in slo-mo and his moobs did a slow jiggle.

Jon Jay – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  The Federalist was oh-for-the-last-week coming into the game, but he does tend to get hot in bunches like Mr. Chiquita Banana.

Allen Craig – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, still only hitting .220.  He will be hitting .300 by May 15th.  Wanna bet me?  C’mon, I’m not good for it anyway!

Shelby Miller – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K.  His season ERA of 3.15 still looks tasty, but I haven’t liked him since the preseason and still don’t like him at all.  I.e., you should really consider moving him in a trade.  I.e., ignore me at your own peril.  I.e., I am your Fantasy Master Lothario now bow down.  I.e., what was I saying?  I.e., what does i.e. even mean?  I.e., how do I end this sentence?  I.e., I can’t with a question.  I.e., that’ll do.

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  1. gareth says:
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    The Wilson performance wasn’t a suprise. Lefties have been kryptonite to the tribe offense this year.

    Actually, almost every starting pitcher has been kryptonite to the Indians offense so far.

    • Lville Jim says:
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      @gareth: The Tribe has been craptonite unto themselves thus far.

  2. Mike says:
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    Do you like Shelby longterm for dynasty’s?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Eh, not especially

  3. YeahJeets says:
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    1. Recently traded Abreu, Pedroia, Simmons, and Zimmerman for Beltre, Hanley, and Cliff Lee, no brainer I got the better end right?

    • Don the Jewler says:
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      Beltre ..yikes.. he ain’t right this year. I would try and deal him

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @YeahJeets: Not trolling, but right now I like the Abreu side. And if Freddie Gonzalez would get his head out of his heiny and bat Simmons in the two-hole where he should be (heh – heiny…two-hole) he could have a top 10 year at the SS position. That’s not a Nazi reference. Admittedly, Simmons is only 15th on the ESPN player rater at short.

      You traded away a pretty solid infield. Bold move. Hope it works out for you. I just worry about injuries on the BHC side more though almost all of those players on both sides of the deal are/have been dinged.

    • bobbytron says:
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      @YeahJeets: when you have to ask on the razzball commenters board for encouragement about your decisions you know you effed up!

  4. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:
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    “Oferthree and Oferfour” still laughing…still…

    still….

  5. Baggiejohn says:
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    Good work sir … ‘Oferthree’ and ‘Oferfour’ made me laugh!

    Mrs Gyorko says the twins suck … she’s such a hater.

  6. My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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    If I can only pick up one– Gee or Jesse Chavez?
    Also someone dropped Frazier for some reason in a 13 team league. Ozuna Springer or Frazier for my UTIL slot?

    Thanks! Very entertaining run down

    • Hawk says:
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      @My Minor Likes Female Pujols:

      Chavez has two tasty matchups next week, both at home, against Seattle and Harper-less Washington.

      I just picked him as a streamer for next week in my 10 team 5×5 roto.

  7. DonkeyKong says:
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    Senor grey, How much money of 400 FAAB dollars would you spend to acquire Homer Bailey in a weekly pickup league? I feel like all-in may be necessary – I can always spend zero dollars for weekly or replacement guys if I need them, but an owner abandoned ship. What’re your throughts?

    Also, I’m just gonna give a shout out to the Marlins. They have multiple people worth owning!! I’m in an OBP,SLG league with Yelich, Stanton, and Eovaldi, and I’m loving it out here. Mmm mmm mmm.

  8. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    i grabbed C. J. yesterday for a spot start and benched Chavez in another league,but i also had Ventura and zimmerman going,heres to Adams getting smoking hot right abouy now

  9. Picard56 says:
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    Vote for Pedro!

  10. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    ” if you smile at me , i will understand ,
    because that is something , everybody everywhere
    does in the same language ”

    ” … but speed translates everywhere like a nice tush. ”

    c’est la meme chose .

  11. costaricanchata says:
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    happy may day !! …. ( you commies ) .

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @costaricanchata: Huzzah! “The working class and the employing class have nothing in commom” – IWW. That is why I run the waiver wire like a boss.

  12. Jack says:
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    According to your Steamer ROS tool (which is a great tool but unfortunately doesn’t have eyes to watch the games ….or does it?) the following pitchers are ranked in order:
    Cingrani
    Salazar
    Masterson
    Sanchez
    Lackey
    Kluber

    Where do you disagree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: It does…. Anibal one then same order

  13. tjw4404 says:
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    Drop Castro for Salty or nah?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @tjw4404: LOL

      • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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        @Wake Up: VIDA BLUE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tjw4404: If you like, prolly neither here nor there

  14. Tom says:
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    Would love to uprgrade my Lindstrom. Should I wait until the A’s put JJ in for a save then grab him, grab Santos if he gets another save chance and converts, grab Rondon now (he was ready to save last night), or hold?

    • Birdmann says:
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      @Tom: grab JJ now, if you wait he’ll be gone or at least he should be in a 12 teamer.

  15. Jimbob says:
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    Loyal reader, first time commenter. Drop Marty Perez, Buchholz or Gregorson for Jesse Chavez? Sick of holding Gregorson but not sure if JJ really has the job back yet. Thanks!

      • Jimbob says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

  16. Tim Lin says:
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    Hi Grey,

    is it worth to drop Corey Dickerson for Colabello?

    Thank you

  17. elipitt says:
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    Stay patient with Springer or cut him loose? 12 team mixed.

    • Hawk says:
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      @elipitt:

      Who would you get in his place?

      I’d probably hold unless you got someone good in return.

  18. Battle of the Sleepers says:
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    Drew Hutchison, Ian Kennedy, or Josh Beckett are available… Martin Perez, Collin McHugh, Trevor Bauer are my bottom three… Drop any, or hold?

    • Don the Jewler says:
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      Hutchinson and Kennedy are solid the rest are waiver wire folder, although Bauer may have value in a trade

    • Yescheese says:
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      @Battle of the Sleepers: all of these guys same tier, mchugh drop Ian Kennedy pick up, just know you’re gambling with fate!!

  19. Yescheese says:
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    Oh fantasy overlords!

    Why do you lock a player when a game is postponed?

    Oh fantasy overlords…

  20. FMFBL says:
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    drop Jason Castro for Miggy? OBP and I like Castro’s power and upside but worried the RBIs. Thanks Grey!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @FMFBL: LOL

      • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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        @Wake Up: YOLO

    • John E. Depth says:
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      @FMFBL:
      I think he meant MIGGY Montero… I would hold Castro.

      • FMFBL says:
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        @John E. Depth: I did. Thanks. Should have elaborated tho.

  21. Adam says:
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    My wife’s hot high school friend was a bartender in Boston after college. She slept with Coco Crisp a few times.

    He’s more of a Cheerios guy vs a fruit loops guy, which surprised me.

  22. I’m in need of offense. I am overloaded on pitching. My top P are Wainwright, Fernandez(MIA), Sonny Grey, Gerrit Cole, Alex Wood, Yovani Gallardo and Ian K.

    I proposed Wainwright for….Troy T and Hunter Pence.

    Good offer or am I screwing myself?

  23. DP says:
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    @Grey

    1) Bauer or Cingrani?

    2) sit homer bailey until he shows something good?

    • Hawk says:
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      @DP:

      i’m no grey but…

      Cingrani,
      Sit. I’d rather miss one good start than get bad ones while waiting for him to turn it around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DP: Cingrani… Prolly start him

  24. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    I had Eovaldi, Ventura and Chavez all starting last night, and I too did not have the sack to start Chavez in Texas. I was even thinking ahead to who I would pick up after he got spanked again and I dropped him today. Welcome to the team, Danny Espinosa! Right this way, Mr Viciedo! Tom Koehler — I didn’t expect to see you here!

    Unfortunately Chavez has the best start of all three. NOW I BELIEVE.

    I’m starting to think of OAK as the ST Louis of the American League when it comes to pitchers: Don’t ask what they do, and don’t ask how they do it, just BELIEVE. #KyleLohse #NeverForget #HashtagsNotOnTwitterAreStupid

  25. serch says:
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    ….and Sergio Romo with the Emperor’s Close! (sorry, its the only glossary term I’ve been able to get in the books…I also use it at home when I light the candles after my gf cooked for 3 hours and set the table).

  26. Tigres says:
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    OBP league, Myers for Ortiz?

  27. Grib says:
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    How much do you like eovaldi? Drop sababthia for him? Grab him over Bauer and/or stroman?

    • Hawk says:
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      @Grib:

      Sabathia looks good and then has a blow-up inning. That’s different from last year where he was knocked around for a run here, run there til he reached his 5+ ERA. Not sure which way he’ll go for the rest of the season.

      I’d go Eovaldi, Sabathia, Bauer, Stroman in that order. It’s not like Bauer’s an unknown. Would it surprise you if he came up and went 3.2 IP, 5 BB, 5K and 5 ER?

  28. Five-On-One says:
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    Trying to get some current production for my DL’ed Harper. Is Donaldson fair? Jansen and Reyes? Jansen and Beltran? I don’t really know how to value a player on the DL who is not expected back for two months.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: I’d take any of these… Donaldson, Beltran, Reyes…That order

  29. kyle says:
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    With Willin a ? , pick up Ruiz or Montero (Ari)

    • Hawk says:
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      @kyle:

      Either. Both are hittng.

  30. Jon says:
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    Sit/start?

    Bailey vs MIL (SON says $19.7 so seems like a definite go)
    Kuroda vs SEA ($7.1)
    Peavy vs TB ($6.7)

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Jon: LOL

      • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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        @Wake Up: YOLO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Start all

  31. Titan says:
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    Grey,

    1. You like Salty or Ruiz over Castro ROY or is he just a hot schmotato and I should Ron Popeil Castro all year. My 6×6-ops team is heavy in HR/RBI but light in Ave/SB.

    2. What range of hitter could you get for Shelby Miller right now? Throw a name or two that you’d accept straight up for him…

    Thanks

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Titan: LOL

      • Titan says:
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        @Wake Up: really? 57 lol posts? Dork.

        • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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          @Titan: TITAN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Titan: 1. Hold 2. Maybe Beltran-ish, maybe Donaldson, hard to say without knowing what the guys in your league think and what they have

  32. b-ill says:
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    Shopping Posey and/or Zobrist and I was offered:

    Longoria/Posey/Billy Hamilton for Encarnacion/Ellsbury/Sonny Gray

    Initial talks centered around Longoria/Posey for Encarnacion/Ellsbury.

  33. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Friend A picks up the Harangutan and gets 2 great starts out of him, then drops him. Friend B picks him up then gets his ERA Monkey poo’d on. It’s always a good laugh when someone picks up another’s sloppy seconds and winds up getting a burning case of Gonorrhea.

    Have you seen this douchy video of CJ becoming a b boy?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrKBvs_QQ6k

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: Haha – reminds me of college. The Gonorrhea, not the b-boy.

  34. Getting tired of this Effin Kluber inconsistency. Jon Niese Or Kluber going forward.

  35. Matt says:
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    Hey Grey, who do you like better moving forward, pierzynski or Salty?

  36. Max says:
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    8 man roto league. Drop Springer for Alexei Ramirez? I have Andrus at SS. Springer is my only bench bat but I did burn 35% of my FAAB on him when he got called up. Thanks Grey

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Max: LOL

      • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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        @Wake Up: OPS

  37. Beryyberry says:
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    Tough one today

    Sit/start

    Baily

    And

    Archer

    If I only start one which one

    Also have to decide on minor and salzer this week

  38. BTD says:
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    Who’s streaming Morrow tomorrow @ PIT (Cole)? SON seems to not hate him (7.9 overall). I’m down a few starts this week and am considering picking him up. I’d probably be dropping Broxton. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BTD: I wouldn’t

  39. CL says:
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    DITTO ON CHAVEZ, GREY! YES, I’M SHOUTING!

    Bastard. This was me yesterday:

    Self: Chavez chugged c*ck last start, you should bench him today.

    Me: But, watch him have a nice day because I’m thinking about benching him.

    Self: Nah.

    O&S ’till I die, baby! At least until July

    • Wake Up says:
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      @CL: LOL

      • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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        @Wake Up: YOLO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CL: Haha

  40. wilber says:
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    would you drop archer for eovaldi? i also sat chavez last night, i still think he blows up soon. i’m trying to deal him

    • CL says:
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      @wilber: I like yer style, re: Chavez….

      /heading off to try to make a deal…

  41. PK says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks for your persistence on picking up Eovaldi!

    I watched his start last night and cackled maniacally as the Harangutan got lit up by OZUNA and friends.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @PK: LOL

      • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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        @Wake Up: hey c.j. what’s with the line?

      • cubsin2020 says:
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        @Wake Up: somebody gots the giggles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Yup

  42. AJ says:
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    12 Team H2H

    Hitters- Lucroy, Goldschmidt, Altuve, Arenado, Escobar, Bruce, B. Moss, Bonifacio, Wil Myers, Yeich, Dozier, Segura, Ozuna, Zimmerman

    Pitchers- Vargas, Hutchison, Rodney, Farnsworth, Cueto, Salazar, Peavy, Porcello, Masterson, Gray, Paxton, Sale

    Trade Gray, Arenado and Moss for Encarnacion, Napoli and Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AJ: Okay

  43. Quinn says:
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    Hey Grey

    Remember when you said Tim Hudson shouldn’t be owned?

    nice one

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Quinn: LOL

      • Quinn says:
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        @Wake Up:

        Lots of time on your hands to be writing LOL on every post. nerd

    • Q says:
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      @Quinn:

      Hey Quinn

      Remember when you came to a free web site and second guessed a wrong call while not mentioning any of the right ones?

      Nice One

      • Quinn says:
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        @Q:

        IALTO

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        @Q: BURN

    • The Curse of Bell says:
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      yeah, quit being a shit quinn

      • FAMa$$N1G says:
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        @The Curse of Bell:

        damn duuuuuu all ya’ll crackers can suck a d. Tim Hudson is white you guys are white. It’s all about the black around dez razz ball parts

        • Quinn says:
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          @FAMa$$N1G:

          I agree with that guy ^^^^

    • Busher says:
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      @Quinn: Remember when Grey said he’s always right? Me neither.

  44. Wilson says:
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    QS / WHIP league.
    Dan Haran @ Min & Marco Estrada @ Cin, start or bench? Thanks.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Wilson: LOL

      • de nachos says:
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        @Wake Up: well that last one did it, i’m sh*tfaced

          • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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            @Wake Up: mumble mumble mumble …. a wiff of my hair

  45. The Big Stank says:
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    own 5 top 50 arms in my league (Felix, Tanaka, Chavez, Harang, and Kazmir) Looking to trade one, any particular bats i should target?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Big Stank: You can’t trade Harang…. Could try to trade Kazmir for around a number #2 OF

      • siR says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m in a league with this kid and he’s an absolute nit stone. Kazmir for a number 2 OF means he’ll be looking to get Trout for him straight up.

  46. Lemmingness says:
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    H2H weekly points league
    Prado got dropped, how much of a $100 FAAB would be reasonable to put on him? Rest of my OF is Rios, Marte, Aoki, Joyce, with Cuddyer, Polanco, and JHamilton on the bench/DL

  47. Berry berry says:
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    Sit or start rank order

    Baily
    Archer
    Minor
    Salazar

    Thanks tough choices this week with good but troubled arms

  48. two pitchers are starting to throw in rehab…

    Casey Kelly and Hellickson…

    either one worth keeping a very close eye on in a league where every single good player is always taken?

  49. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Ben Revere vs. Billy Hamilton

    Revere
    29/97 14Runs 5RBI 0HR 14Ks 10SB .299AVG .633OPS
    23/94 13Runs 6RBI 1HR 19Ks 11SB .245AVG .610OPS
    Hamilton

    So far there’s not much difference except with Hamilton you can probably trade him away on name alone for a pretty nice piece. Trading Revere? Not so much. He might even be available in your league.

  50. Principal Blackman says:
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    SON is really really high on computer air duster Homer Bailey today. Does anybody out there have the stones to start him today, or is he not worth the ulcer?

  51. Wake Up says:
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    Ended up doing regression lines last night with this badass sabermagician rocker…

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Wake Up: LOL

  52. Cale says:
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    I’ll take your Craig bet. 13 games until 5/15, assuming 4 ABs a game, he’d have to go 25/52 to get to .300 (hit .480 for the next 2 weeks).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cale: Let’s do it! (Good luck collecting)

  53. Project Merkin says:
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    Who do y’all like best for a batty call today? I’d like to get one of these guys playing a double dip. The floor is open!

    Ike Davis (vs Norris and Tillman) <– if he's guaranteed to play both games, I like this one

    Matt Joyce (vs Peavy and Dubrount)

    Mark Reynolds (vs Bailey) <– Grey's choice, but not sure if the above are available in that league

    Corey Hart (vs Kuroda)

    Markakis (vs Morton and Cumpton)

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Grey: OK 2 Batty Calls it is. Mini and Ike?

  54. Druss says:
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    What do you see from Colabello going forward Grey ? The slump is on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Druss: It appears like he’s turned to a pumpkin

  55. Wake Up says:
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    Ralph Pettitte…the two most important steps in transitioning into a college freshman!

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Wake Up: The best way to transition into a college freshman is to get her drunk first.

      Ba-dump-bump!

    • Birdmann says:
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      @Wake Up: @Wake Up: When I was in college learning new drinking games were the first steps to a good 12 step program.

  56. pager24 says:
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    Who wins this trade?

    E5 Gordon Burnett for Craig Rios Romo

  57. Jangles says:
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    Am I being overly cautious if I keep Homer on the bench tonight or do I start him?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Jangles: What does the LOL say?

      • Principal Blackman says:
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        @Wake Up: 19.7 LOLs

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Jangles: You must have big cojones to start him the way hes been pitching lately.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Jangles:

      Better to miss a good start than absorb another bad one.

  58. Swfcdan says:
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    Free Wily tommorow at Cincy in a 10 teamer?

  59. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Grey – the Starlin Castro entry is gold! Every damn day with you – so much gold.

  60. Awesome Auger says:
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    Totally agree on the Shelby Miller sell recommendation… watched him vs the Pirates, he was all over the place but since the Pirates are, the Pirates, they didn’t score. A mediocre team would have destroyed him that game.

  61. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, With Kershaw is coming back, am thinking to sell Scherzer, Teheran, Greinke.
    Who comes first you suggest to sell? Thanks.

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Ha, will try, Kershaw is my keeper for years, so the cost to draft him was low.

        If want to sell one of Scherzer, Teheran, Greinke, who do you suggest? Thanks.

  62. Wilsonian says:
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    1) What happens to Espinosa when Zimmerman comes back?

    2) Would you deal Dozier/Springer for Lawrie and use the extra spot for a streamer?

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

  63. Tom Brady says:
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    Drop T Bauer for M Stroman? Kid is looking lights out in AAA

  64. bobby bonilla says:
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    a receives: cuddyer, myers, peralta
    b receives: cargo, polanco

    12 team, non-keeper, ops league

  65. Eddie says:
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    Do i start Buerhle today? Last time, he killed me. Also, trade Cingrani and Heyward for Gomez? Seems like high risk high reward for the other guy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddie: I’d take CarGo….Drop Buerhle in most leagues

  66. Wboggs says:
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    Thoughts on dropping becket after I stream him tonight for Wilson Ramos who is coming back next week supposedly? Wondering your general thoughts on Ramos moving ahead. I have Castro as my current catcher.

    Another quick question. Ozuna was dropped in My other league which is a keeper. Only players I would have to drop him for are singleton, simon, and alcides Escobar (have segura). Worth picking him up for any of those?

    Thanks in advance as always Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wboggs: I’d hold Castro… Simon

  67. Carter says:
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    So I almost finally shipped Prince….but then I realized his fat ass would sink the ship…..He’s surely sinking mine….That fat chode.

  68. Tbone2917 says:
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    Everyone in my league is Snoop Doggin it and droopin SP’s while they’re hot. Who should I drop Vargas for?

    Hammel, Evoldi, Simon, Lohse

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @Tbone2917: Evoldi

  69. Hello Grey, everyone — In a 14-team redraft roto league I’ve got too much pitching (7 SP and 4 mediocre RP) in a league with a 1300-inning lint, and at the same time I have only one 1B and would like a good backup for the occasional UTIL slot and to use at 1B on off/rest days, tough pitching match ups, etc. I don’t have an extra roster spot for the likes of Smoak, Hart, et al but thought I could trade pitching for an under-performing 1B.

    My pitching staff is:
    SPs: Teheran, Eovaldi, Liriano, Salazar + Fister and Cobb (DL) + Bauer (NA)
    RPs: Axford, Broxton, Santos, Joe Smith

    Some under-performing 1B on teams that could use pitching help are Hosmer, Butler, Matt Adams, Prince, Craig (the team with Butler has four 1B-only players with no CI slot, only 1B/UTIL: Butler, Morneau, VMart, Belt — so making a convincing argument shouldn’t be hard. But he also needs pitching least from all the teams I mentioned).

    Any ideas of a good way to craft a good deal: which pitcher or combination for which 1B? Any ideas are welcome.

    Thanks!

      • @Grey: Worth a try. OK, thanks, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  70. Matt says:
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    Someone dropped W. Rosario in our league. Should I drop Yadi for him?

    • Hawk says:
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      @Matt:

      He’s hurt. Yadi’s not.

  71. Fankie says:
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    Better pick up Kennedy Evoaldi or salazar?

    Better stash for this season Taveras or Polanco?

  72. Grey,

    Please allow me to first say that you do an awesome job. I’ve been reading Razzball since the fall for Fantasy Basketball and migrated over here at the beginning of the year for baseball. This is my first comment (in the baseball category), so I just wanted to make sure you knew how much I appreciated the daily columns.

    Anyways, I’m in a standard 5×5 head to head league and my strategy has been to stream SP as I have an elite offensive lineup and a sturdy backend of CP. However, I was able to trade Chris Colabello and Sergio Romo to land Felix Hernandez.

    Since acquiring him, I’ve had to fight the itch to move him for another key offensive piece so….

    Should I trade King Felix for the likes of Stanton or Carlos Gomez or feel fortunate that I have a Top 5 SP to go with my offense?

    Anyone is welcome to comment, thank you everyone in advance!

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @WNWDOTCOM: After pulling off that heist anyone you get FOR Felix would be anti-climactic. Keep him and ride the wave and smile smugly every time he throws a gem for you. Not sure he’d be enough to land a Stanton or Gomez, but seeing what you got for Colabello and Romo you might as well ask for Trout straight up. Really nice trade. Well done.

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @WNWDOTCOM: The snarky answer is just to keep trading with that guy until you have a super team and he has a crew full of Chris Colabellos.

      The sincere answer is it is hard to tell what you should do without knowing who is your team and what kinds of pitchers you are currently able to stream.

      • @DonSlaughtOnslaught: Haha.

        Thank you both for the replies and compliments. Here is my team, I’m maxed for acquisitions so it won’t be changing until games start on Sunday barring a trade:

        Batters

        C: Molina
        1B: Fielder
        2B: Carpenter
        3B: Beltre
        SS: Hanley Ramirez
        2B/SS: Brad Miller (ugh)
        1B/3B: Chris Johnson
        OF: McCutchen
        OF: Ellsbury
        OF: Puig
        OF: Swisher
        OF: Chris Carter
        UTIL: Billy Butler
        Bench: Jon Singleton (hoping to replace Chris Johnson)

        Pitchers:

        SP: Felix Hernandez
        SP: Marco Estrada
        SP: Corey Kluber
        SP: Alfredo Simon (streaming spot)
        SP: Dillion Gee (streaming spot)
        SP: Dan Strally (streaming spot)
        SP: Tyler Skaggs (streaming spot)

        RP: Joe Nathan
        RP: Tommy Hunter
        RP: Joe Smith
        RP: Matt Lindstrom

        DL: Casey Janssen

        • @WNWDOTCOM: Also I think I mentioned standard H2H scoring but it’s a 12-team league.

          • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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            @WNWDOTCOM: yeah I could see trading for someone who hits a ton of HRs like Stanton or Bautista, or an upgrade at first base.

            The only problem with just streaming is that if anyone else in your league starts to do it it will be way harder for you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WNWDOTCOM: Thanks for the kind words! I’d just ride F-Her…. Pun noted, unavoidable

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: Hahaha – so much damn gold!

  73. jaw says:
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    trade victorino for cj wilson? 10 team h2h keeper, my last of/first bench spot are victorino and springer. thanks

  74. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Trade Talk – Talkin Some Trades

    Gyorko or Craig? (No concern on either team about position, just hitting value)

  75. Brian says:
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    Any thoughts on piking up Marcus Stroman? Would you drop Pineda, Harang, or T.Walker for him? Thanks!!

    • Hawk says:
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      @Brian:

      Harang.

  76. chisoxx22 says:
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    Whats going on with encarnacion? Wrist still bothering him? Was going to try and trade for car gonzalez but his knee is worrisome, the guy also has car Gomez and he needs a 1b, your thoughts?

  77. Pistol Pete says:
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    Carlos Santana. Prince Fielder. Everth Cabrera. Adam Jones. Cingrani, Cobb, Cole, Miller, Pineda, Salazar, Sale. Janssen. Ugh. Apparently my deal with the devil for the last several years of fantasy success has come due. Staring a 1-4 start in the face and already 4 games back in my division (16-team H2H points). Too soon to firesale for next year? I’m not used to this, so the panic is in full effect already.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Pistol Pete: I hear ya. I won my league three years in a row. Barely missed out last year and got 2nd. This year I’m dying a slow and painful death. Rosario. Prince. Dozier. Jones. Marte. Myers. Pedro. Springer. Davis and Trumbo on the DL. Homer. Salazar. Minor and Fister on the DL. It’s been brutal and I’m in next to last. I’m in panic mode as well because I’m usually firmly planted near the top. I think it’s gotta be too early to deal players off for next year. But you can bet your ass that if Prince doesn’t end up with 50 HRs there’s no way in hell I’m keeping him for next year.

      • Pistol Pete says:
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        @Wilsonian: Sorry to read that you’re in a similar shituation. I think more than one player could be enshrined in my personal “never draft again” hall of fame. I call it the “Kurt Warner” wing after the year he dropped a -4 on my fantasy team during a playoff week.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Pistol Pete: yeah, it really sucks. Especially after years of dominance. If these guys can get healthy and turn it around, I have a monster of a team. But the first month didn’t go so well…

          Hope yours turns it around, as well!

  78. fielder's fatties says:
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    Machado or Arenado ROS?

  79. seph meier says:
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    I’m sorry Grey but dropped Asche for mcgehee. 3b we is limited and needed depth there before it was too late. My guess is to keep an eye out for Franco in philly.

  80. steve says:
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    would u trade Cano and Melky for Pedroia and Craig?
    10 team standard
    thanks

  81. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Are you a fan of any of these trades. I currently own Goldy:

    Goldy/Austin Jackson for Jones/Hosmer

    Goldy/Arenado for Jones/Wright

    Goldy/Gordon for Jones/Pence

    Thanks, Mustache Man

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Devil in a New Dress: I think number two is the only one you really have a chance of winning. The downgrade at 1b from Goldy to Hosmer is brutal, and I am not sure that there will be much difference between Pence and Gordon at the end of the year.

      If I were to trade Goldy for an OF upgrade, I wouldn’t take anything less than Cutch or Cargo personally.

  82. Mikey P. says:
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    Hey a guy in my league is looking to make a trade for a 1st basemen.

    I’ve got Miggy, Pujols, and Brandon Belt. He knows i won’t give up Miggy and probably not Pujols, but is willing to settle for Belt. I need Starting Pitching.

    I’ve got SPs:
    Porcello
    Teheran
    Masterson
    S. Gray
    Buerhle
    Milone
    De La Rosa
    Anibal Sanchez – DL
    Taijuan Walker – DL

    I’m looking to dump Masterson. Who of his pitchers should i try to get in a trade?

    Wheeler
    Becket
    Colon
    Zimmerman
    Wacha
    Jenrry Mejia

    • Pope says:
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      @Mikey P.: Wacha or Zimmerman, the rest are basically streamers. Don’t think you need pitching though

  83. stonepie says:
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    looking to trade for austin jackson. is Samardzija and skaggs fair or too much/little?

  84. Tooth Hurts says:
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    Should we be picking up Stroman yet? He seems to be killing it in AAA, how will that translate?

  85. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 (OPS & QS) H2H, I have 2 moves left this week. I’m leading 5/6 hitting cats (down 3 in R, and vulnerable in AVG), and in pitching I’m up in SV and WHIP, but down 3 W, 2 QS and 9 K, plus my opponent has 5 starts left this week vs my 4. So, should I use both moves on SP and hope to swing at least one of the cats I’m behind in (options include Santiago, W Chen, Danks, Volquez, de la Rosa, Smyly) or do I take advantage of short schedule day and doubleheaders for a batty call today? HT likes Markakis (17.9 & 15.7), N Walker (30.9 & 29.4) and Middlebrooks (27.4 & 14.6) or 1 game of EY Jr in Coors (27.7). If I sweep offense I take the week as I already have SV locked down, so R and Avg are the focus.

  86. steve says:
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    didn’t even get to go through the whole blog because i had to post this…

    ‘You may dead Reggie Roby Happy.’

    HA! Awesome Grey. Thanks.

  87. steve says:
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    K. Now I started reading again, and I am laughing out loud in my office…

    Oferthree, oferfour

    Classic!

    …and no, I won’t continue to give you the play-by-play of my AM. Ha!

  88. Kate says:
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    Hey Grey!

    I own gattis but am worried he may go cold 2nd half like last year. Would it be wise to stash Wilson Ramos? H2H 12 team

  89. Funky Tong says:
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    Which side?

    Cano/Panda or Pedroia/Aramis

    12 team roto OBP league

    • Moosebiscuit says:
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      I would go Cano pana

  90. farcus says:
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    arenado and hutchison or alvarez and kazmir in a 14 team keep 5 league?

  91. anthony says:
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    @grey: 8 team league i was offered anibal sanchez and chris archer for alex cobb – thoughts ?

  92. Yescheese says:
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    Gut check – your ranking in a standard 5×5 12team dynasty moving forward?

    Giancarlo, Harper, W Myers

    Used to be so high on Harper, now I wonder if he can stay healthy.

  93. Andrew says:
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    Any upside in Cumpton tonight pitching for the Pirates?

  94. OldMIlwaukeePounders says:
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    Once Chapman is back to closing games for the Reds, does Broxton slot in to a setup role for them? Trying to decide what fatty’s value is in a league with “holds” as a category.

    I would think seeing him as an 8th inning guy would be a logical move for the Reds to make. I hate to hold a “handcuff” for a closer, but at least Chapman has a history of being restrained, by hookers and injuries!

      • OldMIlwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey:

        As a brief follow up quesiton; are there any relievers that you favor for ratio and K boosters? How do you feel about guys like Withrow, Neshek, Betances, etc… Betances especially has put up some nice K #s, could all of these guys be useful in roto and H2H formats?

        Thanks for all the knowledge you drop on the reg!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Walden, Betances…. Ha, no problem

  95. Brett says:
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    Traded miller and dee gordon for brown and alvarez in a keeper league just last night. After watching him the past two starts i wasnt thrilled with miller for the longhaul. I also have b ham and bonnie so losing the steals was no problem. One holdup for me is that tulo is my only ss elligible player in a deep league, thats a lil scary. May be looking to pick up owings and drop kelly johnson. Worth the pickup? Next best option is brandon crawford. Baez is gone as well so nobody to stash really either.

  96. LanceB says:
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    That Jedd Gryoko Joke (Wow, say that 5 times fast) was classic!

    Do I take this trade?

    Freeman and Andrus for Abreu and Morneau?

    Where do you sit on andrus? More like the first half of this month or the second?

    Much thanks as usual!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Freeman side

  97. booya says:
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    Would you give Bruce, Craig and Smyly for A Jones, Fatt Adams and Gyorko?

    • booya says:
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      @booya: Not sure if it make a difference but I can get Rodney added on to the A Jones side too. Leaning towards accepting…thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  98. Wilsonian says:
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    Which side do you like:

    A)Fielder/Pedro/A.Wood

    B)Napoli/Kinsler/Tanaka

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    I have Davis on the DL, so he can replace Fielder when he comes back. I would have Napoli and Morneau to man first until then. Pedro is in my IF slot, so I could also put one of Napoli, Morneau, Arenado there now. Not to mention Singleton when he gets called up. Kinsler would be replacing Pass Me the Dozier at 2nd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: what if it was this deal:

        Fielder/Wood for Kinsler/F-Her

        Gotta be Kinsler side, right?

  99. GB says:
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    Jason Castro or Jarrod Saltalamacchia?

    Jeff Samardzija or Zack Wheeler & Trevor Bauer?

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salty…. Samardzija

  100. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Another team sent me Verlander for my Cueto and Kazmir?
    I’m considerong since the health on both ny pitchers are always an issue. Plus I know Kamir is not this good.
    What is your take? Make the trade or hold?
    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto

  101. chisoxx22 says:
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    More likely to happen today.. walker hr in double header, ike going yard or young jr with a steal at Coors?

  102. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Updating a previous trade question above, which side do you like here:

    Goldy, Arenado, Gordon and Jackson for Adam Jones, David Wright and Hosmer and Segura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too many players

  103. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    League positions include 2B, 3B, and UTIL. No CI or MI slots.

    I have Pedroia, Rendon, Seager, Utley, Zimmerman. In this h2h league, my team has been putrid in the pitching department.

    I trade Pedroia.
    I get Homer Bailey.

    Do it?

  104. Let ARoid Play! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Kluber or Eovaldi ROS? This is a Yahoo 11 Team Roto League.

    Thanks much Grey.

  105. Baseball needs to change the rule, if a starter throws a QS and then leaves and the bullpen blows the lead and then comes back to win the SP should get the win..( See Yordy Ventura high way last night! ) The rule sucks as it is now, it is even worse when a closer blows the lead and then gets a win when his team wins on a walk-off..

    Hopefully the next commish will adjust this and many other dumb rules as well as rewarding the winner of the all-star game home field advantage..duh..

    I also hate replay and the new collision rule at the plate..Bud Selig is not only a dork, but a feckin moron as well. Worst commish in baseball history..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: The official scorer can award anyone a win in relief, so it’s not that crazy

  106. cubsin2020 says:
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    Can the 5’7″ 125 pound Sonny Grey shoulder the workload of an entire season? I know he says he’s taller. I don’t buy it.

  107. Tracy says:
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    In a H2H QS League, and need to pick two to stream. I use SON, but sometimes he gets it wrong, so I need some human advice.

    Pitcher/SON rating
    Leake-10.2
    Jimenez-9.4
    Santiago-8.6
    Dickey-9.8
    McCarthy-10.3
    Kennedy-14.5
    Chen-11.5
    Skaggs-7.6

    Btw, I watched Reggie Roby punt all through college. Hell of a leg.

    Thanks again for all of time you put in on this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tracy: No problem…. Kennedy, Leake, honestly I don’t know all the matchups here

    • DatDuDE says:
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      @Tracy:

      Kennedy- even if he doesn’t get a QS he has the chance to rack up k’s especially against the Dbacks

      Jimenez- Twins offense can’t stay hot forever, again lots of ks possible

  108. Oppo Taco says:
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    Vmart and Chavez for Alex wood?
    Ozuna or Vmart ROS?
    Thanks

  109. The Fridge says:
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    I was just sent the following trade offer:

    Receive: Verlander + Shelby Miller
    Give: Braun

    I probably have some offense to spare. here’s the current lineup:

    Rosario
    Pujols
    Kipnis
    Longoria
    Segura
    Choo
    Bautista
    Gordon
    Pagan
    EYJ
    Seager
    Braun
    C Davis

    Bailey
    Masterson
    Cingrani
    Ventura
    Wood
    Eovaldi
    Cishek
    Hunter
    Cashner
    Gray

    Make the deal?

  110. Pete says:
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    For a util spot in a H2H points league please rank – Dom Brown, Aaron Hill, Joyce, Ozuna. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pete: Hill, Brown

  111. Mika says:
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    Grey-

    What do you think of Madison Bumgarner going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buy low

  112. Danny tartabul says:
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    Was wondering about ur thought on trading my fielder for Jose Fernandez. My offense includes Castro, Pujols/singleton, hill, segura/Escobar, arenado/Zimmerman, Beltran, Adam jones, Bautista. Pujols would slot into first and singleton, alcides, and ozuna would platoon in utility. My pitchers are Cobb, fister, Teheran, sonny G, Chavez, porcello, and peavy. Thanks you greytness.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good for your team, it’s just fair in a vacuum

  113. Nick M says:
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    Which streamer would you pick for tomorrow? I’m leaning towards Morrow b/c of the start in an NL park but I know none of the options are great.

    Ubaldo Jimenez ($9.4) at Min
    Brandow Morrow ($7.9) at Pit
    or Bronson Arroyo ($3.7) at SD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morrow

  114. Andrew says:
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    H Alvarez a good stream in 12 teamer tonight at home vs. braves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  115. DatWONthing says:
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    Grey-

    IF I did trade harper, what kind of of player do you think I could get for him?

  116. Gasman says:
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    Stroman or Sabathia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

  117. L-Boogie says:
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    12-team roto. I’m last in saves (thanks Nate Jones).

    1. Pick up Rodney for immediate saves boost or Frieri for longer term saves speculation?

    2. Drop Lindstrom for either?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodney…2. sure

  118. booya says:
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    I was offered Martin Perez for Rodney. Normally I would auto-accept but my H2H league uses K/9 as the 6th category.

    My other SPs are : Wainwright, Teheran, Cingrani, Miller, Tillman, Porcello, Gee, Salazar, Hutcison, & Hammel…I was previously punting saves but I just acquired Rodney and picked up Rondon so I’m reconsidering now.

    Is it still worth it to give Rodney for Perez here? Do you think Perez’s K’s will improve or is he always going to be about a 5-6 k/9 guy?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  119. Danny tartabul says:
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    For ROS who would you rather own between fielder and abreu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  120. Shitty Bill Butler says:
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    YO GREY!!!
    Martin Perez or Jesse Chavez 5×5?
    And are we buying or selling:
    1. Pedroia
    2. Segura
    3. Longoria
    4. Encarnacion
    5. Melky
    6. Homer Bailey
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buying

  121. Ryan says:
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    Fielder has been so frustrating to own. In a dynasty league I was offered wright for fielder. FYI I’ve been playing fielder at my util spot. Anyway Is this an ideal move or should I ride out the storm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wright is frustrating in his own way

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: what if I can possibly get oscar taveras included with wright?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds good

  122. Need your valuable insight on a trade offer: McClutchen , Craig, Tyson Ross -Rp Eligible for Goldsnith, A. Jones, and Castro. I ‘m looking to upgrade my outfield and boost my Rp slot , I have Abreu at 1st and Lowrie at SS but my fear besides Goldy going on a tear but Jones turning it up and making it sting down the road for letting him go . Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy side

  123. KarlJ says:
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    Grey,
    Thinking about trying to acquire Heyward to replace Harper. Other owner is asking for Sonny Gray. Countered with giving him a choice of Cashner, Minor or Tim Hudson.
    What are your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hudson or Minor, sure

  124. dan says:
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    I like the Big-L Jay-z freestyle reference. That is all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  125. Matt says:
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    My COBB
    For
    Springer and Kluber

    Standard 5×5 3 of redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb side

  126. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Grey, I try not to ask you questions in your threads because you get inundated with so many. But I have a question I really need advice on.

    Would it be too forward of me to contact Dan Haren via Twitter and ask him out for a cup of Cocoa? Maybe a picnic in the park? Carriage ride through the city? You see, he only cost me three bucks at auction and is a top 30 pitcher so far and, well… I think I’m falling for him.

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: Nevermind. He just walked the .188AVG A-ARON Hicks. I can’t be seen with such a person. Reputation to keep and all…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      4 IP, 3 ER vs. Twins so far? I think you’re gonna get into an ugly fight by the middle of May and want to dump him

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey: Minnesota is 5th in the MLB in runs scored so far this year. They have also played the fewest games of any MLB team. Smoke and mirrors probably, but right now they are not a really awesome matchup for streamers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya on that, but I still wouldn’t date Haren long term…

          • mauledbypandas says:
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            @Grey: Definitely agree. That guy gets a whole lot of mileage out of his favorable home park and division.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup and yup

          • Moronymous Lohse says:
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            @Grey: I think I gave Haren the Internet AIDS because sweetie fell apart soon after my wishing upon him.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA!

  127. tomthebod says:
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    @Grey: I know you’re a busy man but if you have time please: In what order would you rank these 5 pitchers in a standard, 10 team, 5×5 redraft league for the rest of the season?

    Eovaldi
    Kennedy
    Martin Perez
    Bauer
    Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, Perez, Bauer

      • tomthebod says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. Much appreciated, as always.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  128. Lemmingness says:
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    Points league
    Which two would you choose for ROS?

    Prado, Aoki, Ozuna, Joyce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki, Ozuna

  129. PK says:
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    I’m trying to decide between hanging on to Jason Hammel or stashing Bauer/Stroman. Hammel is pitching well right now, even if half of it is an illusion. Hold, or take the plunge on some potential rookie gold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league size

      • PK says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, I should have specified. 12-team 5×5 roto. Currently hurting in W, ERA, and WHIP (sigh).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Bauer

          • PK says:
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            @Grey: Thank you, Mr. Mustache!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’re welcome, Mr. Sock Puppet.

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @gareth: With that voice and that body Miley Cyrus does a damn convincing impersonation of a twelve year old boy. Don’t see the hotness in her at all. There are some things some people just don’t get – Euclidean Geometry or Hegelian Metaphysics or the perfection that is The Big Lebowski. Miley Cyrus is that thing for me. I. Don’t. F*cking. Get. It! And that makes me feel good…”about me.”

      • gareth says:
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        @Moronymous Lohse: was that an “as good as it gets” quote?

        One of my favorite all time favorite movies.

        • Moronymous Lohse says:
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          @gareth: ‘Twas!! :)

          • gareth says:
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            @Moronymous Lohse: You put a wig on an annoying 12 year old boy who lives in a trailer park and you get Miley Cyrus.

  130. Lubey says:
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    Hitter-Tron has a raging robot boner for all Colorado hitters

  131. Alan says:
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    Who should I add to Wright when trading J Up? Eaton, Beltran, Gardner? 6×6 ops

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No one

      • Alan says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, I am the one trading Upton

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Upton’s better than Wright…

  132. Hagar's Henchman says:
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    Whos’ more dropable: Carter or Venable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter

  133. Hewhohesitates...is LOST. says:
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    Grey:

    Trade question:

    Which side do you like better:

    His Adrian Gonzalez for my Bumgarner

    Standard hitting & pitching except no WHIP.

    My pitching is deep for a 16 team league: Gray, Estrada, Procello, Kluber, Salazar, Masteron, Minor (when he comes back), & Fister (when he comes back).

    Thanks

    Bill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hitter-Tron is like seven feet, two inches tall… and horny…

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: oops, sorry. That video was of the of the many offspring of hitter-tron playing soccer.

        Which matchup do you like better tomorrow:

        D’arnaud @ Coors versus delarosa

        Or

        Freese at home versus Colby Lewis

        Hitter-tron obviously likes the guy in Coors better, but travis d’arnaud has been scuffling and freese may be the safer play. Thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Your bad! Guy in Coors there….

  134. Shitty Bill Butler says:
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    Pablo and Samards for Longo
    Side?

  135. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    10 team league and someone dropped Anibal.

    Drop Eovaldi, Liriano, Porcello or Chavez for Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh…. Porcello

      • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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        @Grey: Aaaand Cain was also dropped. Dropping Porcello for Sanchez. Drop Eovaldi for Cain?

        Thanks in advance.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  136. Wilsonian says:
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    Ticker Tease on one Hanley Ramirez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Big time!

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: yeah, he’s doing a mighty fine job of making me feel like a complete dipshit when it comes to keeping him over Tulo…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Still early!

  137. anchovies says:
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    i wanna snatch Ozuna back up off the wire.

    i need to drop a body, obviously.

    its a h2h 12 teamer with ops, h,r,rbi, hr and avg.

    drop…?
    j. dyson
    veneble
    dom dom brown

    thanks very much!

    dave

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

      • anchovies says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks

        you think venable will come around this year?

        not to ask a catcher question…but do you like mccann or salty ros.

        thanks and congratulations on the “Radio Show”. sounds more dignified than podcast, anyway.

        even i have a “radio show”…except mine is mindless punk rock being played for 3 hours with occassional interjections. tune in/drop out.

        dave

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Thanks! McCann… I think Venable can come around

  138. Sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h points keeper league

    Trade offer in to me:
    His Matt Cain and either JJ Hardy or Alex Gordon ( either of my choice)for my Ian Desmond

    Already have Reyes and Bogaerts on my roster.
    Starting staff is Jose Fer, cole Hamels, Alex wood, Ian Kennedy and Garrett Richards.
    OF is Adam jones, hunter pence, and Allen Craig.

    Which deal is worth it if any?
    If it’s worth it to do the deal, which pitcher should I drop to make room for Cain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain and Gordon is solid

      • Sange76 says:
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        Nice. Thanks.
        Which pitcher from my roster above should I drop to make room for Cain?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kennedy or Richards depending on their upcoming matchups

  139. MB says:
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    Is Getting Carlos Gonzalez for Justin Upton a good sell high in keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  140. Berry berry says:
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    Trade question

    Teixera for their Eric young and Adam lind

    16 team deep 5/5

    Need steals but winder how big a drop off between tex and Lind this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young

  141. Dumpy Billy Butler says:
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    Do I add Stroman for Martin Perez, Melky Cabrera, Ernesto Frieri, Corey Kluber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frieri

  142. Jason says:
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    Jean Segura is Castor Troy!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  143. buge hoobs says:
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    Ugh …

    5×5 weekly
    Start any 6 …
    Gray, Tillman, Eovaldi, Perkins, Axford, F Rodney, …
    Cingrani, Anibel, Cobb, Sale !!!

    Do you see any of these DL’s making it into next week’s rotation? Drop my last BN slot Springer for a 1 week fill in? or just start 6 next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start the 6 that aren’t DL’d

  144. L-Boogie says:
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    Its official (at least according to CBS so you never know):

    Reds place Tony Cingrani on DL, promote Curtis Partch
    Shoulder tendinitis has landed Reds left-hander Tony Cingrani on the 15-day disabled list. Righty Curtis Partch has been recalled from Triple-A Louisville to take his place on the roster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saw that coming

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @L-Boogie: And by “official” I mean my team is “officially” cursed. Ramos, Garcia, Harper, Zimmerman, Cobb, Grilli, now Cingrani. I should just change my team name to my avatar’s name.

  145. Taint says:
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    Grey,
    Who won this trade:

    Team 1. Aushiz, Aaron Hill, Cingrani
    Team 2. Darvish, D. Robinson, M. Carpenter

    12 team H2H, 6×6 with OPS QS and Holds no W
    1B and UTIL, no CI spot
    Team 1 still has Abreu and Pujols

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      David Robinson? You traded for the Admiral? Team 2 looks fine, the trade is even…

  146. Ambreen says:
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    Which side? OPS league, and average too

    Belt/J Upton

    Beltran/Eaton/Wright

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  147. EJ says:
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    14 Team 5×5 Roto:
    Drop Cingrani to pick up Salazar, Hammel, or Richards?
    Rest of staff is:
    SP: Wood, Archer, Hamels, Eovaldi
    CL: Uehara, Gregerson, Rondon, Smith

    I was in 3rd, but now am in 9th after Wood and Hamels meltdown.
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prefer to DL, but Salazar

      • EJ says:
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        @Grey: i’ve got trumbo in dl slot. everyone is dropping like flies.would you drop trumbo instead of cing?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

          • EJ says:
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            @Grey: i dropped archer. the way he has been pitching i imagine he’ll be available on the waiver wire for awhile. but there’s too many pitchers to get wrapped up in archer. thanks

  148. MR.T says:
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    i traded my leonys martín for Jordan Zimmerman

    My other OF’s are Puig, Marte, Aoki.

    but i needed pitching, how good/bad i did?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  149. crock says:
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    Middlebrooks/Eyoung/Joe Smith or Alex Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon, depends on needs

  150. Dumpy Billy Butler says:
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    Stroman or Bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer, but flip a coin

  151. Dumpy Billy Butler says:
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    Arenado for Sergio Romo
    Side ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  152. derrick says:
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    Nate Eovaldi or Tony CIngrani ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani

  153. SteveNZ says:
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    Aw, Grey. CJ’s not that much of a douchebag is he?

    He’s certainly not a player in the typical tobacco-spitting, ball-scratching mode, I’ll grant you that, but he seems harmless enough.

    Doesn’t seem to have hurt him with the lay-deeez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, prolly not, but that video I linked to is pretty hilarious and affirming in a douchebag way… If getting lay-deez was the criteria we needed to say someone wasn’t a douche, would we have any douches in this great big world?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: That video is funny. In the words of our mutual acquaintance, “LOL”.

        I hear ya on the ladies, but not every non-douche lands a Brazilian supermodel.

        http://www.lisalla.com/

        *Goes for a lie down*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I need a nap too.

  154. Dumpy Billy Butler says:
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    Arenado for David Robertson if I still have fatt adams to play UTL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  155. Bryan says:
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    Too much to give for Stanton? I give Puig, Ortiz, Joe Smith and get Stanton and Crisp

    I have fielder at 1st and two other closers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

  156. bossmanjunior says:
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    Need some help with my RCL team. Right now im 11th ugh!!! I was in the top three the first couple of weeks but dramatically fell towards the bottom since. Does this look like an 11th place team or a team that has a chance to be competitive?

    Top 3 in RBI, SB and Saves and bottom 3 in ERA, WHIP, Wins, K, and HR.

    C Gomes
    1B Encarnacion
    2B Hill
    3B Beltre
    SS Segura
    MI Rollins
    CI Abreu
    OF Rios
    OF Gordon
    OF Aoki
    OF Brantley
    OF Raja
    UTL Moustakas
    BN Aybar

    SP: Fister, Bailey, Gray, Masterson, Perez, Skaggs, Bauer, Stroman
    RP: Robertson, Hawkins, Hunter, Balfour

    1) Upgrade at catcher? Zunino and Mesoraco on waivers. Im thinking I need to snag Mesoraco when he gets off the DL.

    2) Power hitters on waiver: Dunn, Hicks, Swisher, GI Jones, Uribe, Snider

    3) Pitchers on waiver: Ross, Kuechel, Leake, Volquez, Harrison, Alvarez

    4) Try to trade steals and saves for power and starting pitching?

    Thank you sir. Id like to think I’ve just been unlucky but who knows.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks better than my RCL team I’m in first… 1. Zunino 2. Uribe over Aybar 3.eh

  157. Carnac says:
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    Ligares comes off the DL and EY goes to the bench. Sigh.

    • Dumpy Billy Butler says:
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      @Carnac:

      Wow. The Mets shock me again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  158. Justin says:
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    16 team h2h keeper…. Qs and L in addition to normal 5×5.

    I give Verlander and gerrit cole
    I get tanaka and Ervin Santana

    Which side would you rather have.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

      • Justin says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for always taking the time dude

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Np

  159. I Moustache You Something says:
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    Grey,
    Which side:
    my Scherzer, Gallardo, Gyorko for his E. Santana, Ryu, Rendon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

  160. frankgrimes says:
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    cingrani now too
    I can not catch a break this year with any of my teams
    Grey make me feel better

  161. Dumpy Billy Butler says:
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    Anthony Gose up. Is he worth a look for AGNOF in a 10 team 5×5 ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, is he gonna play?

  162. steve says:
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    6×6 (includes W; QS; K/9; ERA; WHIP; S/H), h2h, 10 teams

    My league has a 4 relief pitcher limit (as classified by ESPN), & most of the league holds a combo of 3-4 middle relievers and closers. Since I have Jesse Chavez and Drew Smyly (each of which is classified by ESPN as a RP), I only have 2 remaining spots for closers/middle relievers. I’m currently holding David Robertson and Rafael Soriano but have lost the S/H category each week thus far.

    Would you recommend punting saves and holds?

    Would you add Stroman (listed as a RP by ESPN) and drop Smyly? SON doesn’t Smyly at KC on Saturday, and as you have pointed out many times here, he doesn’t get consistent starts.

    Thanks –
    Steve

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, lose Smyly… I don’t like punting anything…

  163. Clubber Lane says:
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    Hey Greystroke-

    I am in a 12 team deep league and Salazar (SP) is available. Do you like him over Shelby Miller? Do you like Shelby Miller over anyone? I offered Shelby Miller and Huston Street for Adam Jones. Then I could grab Salazar to fill the empty roster spot.

    Thanks Lord of the ops! Clubber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice Clubber, take Jones

  164. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    catcher question! – what are the chances V-mart becomes C eligible any time soon (needs 5 games in CBS; he’s 2 played thus far..)? someone dropped him in a 10-team keeper/2 catcher league and I’m thinking about swooping.

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe June

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Grey: still worth the pickup? v-mart or butler?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure what you’re asking

          • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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            @Grey: my b – is it worth picking up V-mart in this 10-team 2 catcher, hoping he’ll grab C eligibility? I’ve got Perez and Pierzynski. probably be dropping someone like Singleton…

            threw moobs out there for last minute comparison -

  165. gareth says:
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    Hitter-tron is in love with Corey Dickerson tomorrow. $35.4 @ Coors versus Zach wheeler.

    That’s got to be worth a batty call, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If he plays…

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: that was my beef with the Travis snider ranking. Hitter tron loved him today but he didn’t even play.

        Guess I’ll check the lineups tomorrow and hope Colorado releases them before espn locks.

        Good luck with the mini donkey batty call by the way. Hes definitely facing the right pitcher (Homer).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, you gotta use Hitter-Tron in conjunction with lineups…

          • Simply Fred

            simply fred says:
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            @Grey: doesn’t work with early games and coors night lineups not available at lock time. i picked up lemahieu, per h-tron…for the sit.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, and Colorado seems like the last one to submit their lineup

  166. Dumpy Billy Butler says:
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    Who’s more yawnstipating than Nick Markakis? Nobodyyyyy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  167. mike says:
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    Dynasty league.. H2h, 5×5 league.

    Trade Shelby for Greg Holland?

    My starters are pretty deep. Jose, Stras, Tanaka, Cashner, Richards, Peavy, Shelby, Tillman, Salazar, Porcello, McHugh…. Cobb @ Taijuan Walker on DL.

    Closers are Balfour, Sergio Santos, Broxton and Hector Rondon…. Janssen on the DL.

    Both Holland and Shelby are 20th rounders

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Holland

  168. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Anyone else hoping for Kuroda to suck balls tonight to justify dropping him in a few hours for Stroman?

    • Hondo says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom: I don’t own him and but it would be funny if he did that during a game.

      “excuse me Jeter-san.Respectfully request you remove pants.”

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Hondo: HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You could get your wish

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Not really sure why I ever bid on him, but he has not value, no upside, just chasing wins.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, usually he’s not this terrible though, pretty reliable up until this year, he got old…

          • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: I’m dumping him. Got to decide between Stroman or Mejia

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Stroman

  169. Em says:
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    Who do you like better ROS Myers or Allen Craig? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  170. Cram It says:
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    E5 or Ozuna/Cliff Lee?

    • gareth says:
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      @Cram It: Edwin is starting to heat up. Maybe the wrist is finally feeling stronger. I say E5.

    • gareth says:
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      @Cram It: this past week hes hitting .350 and his 2 homers have both come in the last week and a half.

    • gareth says:
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      @Cram It: g3!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d go Edwin

  171. Spackler says:
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    Would you rather have Rendon/Cishek or Kendrick/Chapman in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  172. goodfold2 says:
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    yesterday smegma said this:
    “Got a counter offer: My Belt/Seager/T.Walker for his Cano/Frazier/Myers/Bailey. Only thing I don’t like is I’d be starting Frazier at 3b, have Altuve on my bench (probably try to trade him), and have to drop a guy like Springer or Bauer to make room. 12 team h2h points non keeper.”
    and you, obv said “do it”, and then smega said “would you include springer in the trade and have him give Teheran instead of Bailey? He likes prospects.” to this you said no.
    my question is, why the no if he’s already having to drop springer to do the first trade. I would think at this point Teheran is at least a little higher ranked than Bailey. It could be because you thought he’d drop Bauer instead (and you have Bauer lower than Springer assumedly)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I thought he’d drop Bauer

  173. gareth says:
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    Give Stanton.

    Get Encarnacion / Beltre.

    Fair?

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @gareth: Getting both? I’d say that’s amazing though I don’t really love Encarnacion

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin, kinda fair

  174. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    holy shit, i just heard that SAGNOF song from yesterday, somebody’s band. awesome, and the whole idea of having a fantasy baseball theme band. they could go on tour with the podcast rape van, nick, his canadian friend (he can talk his fantasy hockey, the friend), and Jaywrong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know, awesome!

  175. mike says:
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    Hey Grey, would you treat Anthony rendon and/or Jesse Chavez as sell high candidates? And how about darvish as a buy low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know who’s selling low on Darvish, but sure… Depends what you can get for Rendon and Chavez, I doubt anything that great

      • mike says:
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        @Grey: the guy’s looking for a 3b, and put some pitchers like yu, tanaka and shields on the block.. idunno how enamored most people are with rendons hot start but i feel like i might be able to get something decent if i pair him with an overachieving sp like kazmir or Chavez.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re not getting those pitchers with Kazmir, Chavez and Rendon together, prolly… But try it…

          • mike says:
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            @Grey: appreciate the help!

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @mike: Doubt many people are going to buy Chavez or Rendon, maybe if they keep it up a little longer. I tried buying low on Darvish but he has not really done that much to make his owners want to sell him or decrease his value.

      • mike says:
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        @mauledbypandas: i hear ya.. i might as well ride out rendons streak at 3b while i have gyorko sucking and zimmerman mending on the dl..

  176. mauledbypandas says:
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    Hopefully the regression fairies are after E. Santana tonight. I have enjoyed watching them punish the Braves the last few days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hasn’t been pretty at all

  177. chris says:
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    Hi grey,

    Are Grant Green and /or Lucas worth picking up off waivers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Green’s fine in very deep leagues…

  178. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    of course i’ve benched bailey for the first time all year today. Also Puig has been on base every time, like 6 or 7 str times now.

  179. trex1024 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    What side of this trade you like?

    Adam Jones
    Pujols
    Ryan Zimmermann

    for

    Votto
    Stanton
    Alex Wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto, it’s fair

      • trex1024 says:
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        I’ll erect a statue of your mustache when I win this league.

        yep I said erect and mustache in the same sentence and made it work. I believe that should be called an erectile mustachion.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  180. goodfold2 says:
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    aybar/gennett/espinosa, drop 1?
    denorfia or venable (net steals league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter, Denorfia

  181. goodfold2 says:
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    1.if really starts losing playing time him dyson/escobar/denorfia as steals guy?
    2. if singleton comes up right now him or springer?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: sorry, in 1. that’s if EYJ really starts losing playing time

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides…springer, different things though

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i thought springer was homers/steals no average vs singleton homers/no steals/better average?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, different things

  182. goodfold2 says:
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    bailey 7 flyouts no homers today, big difference when flyball regression happens all at same time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  183. Dumpy Billy Butler says:
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    Would be nice if Hosmers doubles turned into homers, and billy butlers rolls into abs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  184. Whipped says:
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    So now Chavez over Porcello Grey?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Whipped: i would think not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues, I could see it

      • Whipped says:
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        @Grey: up above you placed Chavez ahead of Porcello, which surprised me. Just checking if you were paying attention since you are an ardent Porcellian.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I still like Porcello, that above comment was for upside…

  185. Sange76 says:
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    Got an updated trade offer to me

    His Martin Prado, Alex Gordon and Matt Cain for my
    Ian Desmond, nick Castellanos and cole Hamels

    12 team head to head points league

    Have Reyes and Boegarts at ss. Staff is Jose Fer, Hamels, Alex wood, Ian Kennedy and Garrett Richards.
    OF is Adam jones, pence and Allen Craig. Have 2 utility spots ( right now it’s Desmond and Morneau). Neil walker and Gregory Polanco on the bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  186. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    tillman’s pretending to be morrow. not cool dude.

  187. ken says:
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    Longo Darvish or Miggy Shields?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

  188. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    49 pitches in one inning? My elbow hurts just reading that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  189. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    damn, some twit just dropped cingrani (he has massively injured team) instead of joe kelly! this league has no waiver time so he was gone in 45 or so minutes. damn shame.

  190. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    grey this guy is being stubborn as hell, he wants Abreu, Alex rios, and Siegrist, HOLDS OPs 6×6
    he will give Kershaw, d wright, and ben zobrist. do you do this trade?

    • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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      @Tony Cingrani’s Ego: ozuna is available to replace rios, i need help pitching but I’m not sure on this one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  191. John says:
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    Util, limited transactions so cant quite go with hot hand every week or so.
    Frazier
    Arenado
    Seager(currently own)
    Ozuna
    Laroche

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

      • John says:
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        @Grey: How about BJ upton lol…no really? i think

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, I’d grab BJ

  192. Derrick says:
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    Brewers regression starts now.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Derrick: they’ve seemed to still win a few games with like half their line up and this is while playing overcooked. garza is back to being himself though.

  193. herschel says:
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    @Grey: thoughts on Elias? where did the 10ks come from? also, for startable in weekly leagues next week (@oak, vs kc) or smoke and mirrors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve given thoughts on him if you look at his player page… He’s startable in some leagues…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hey, hersh:

        “I drafted Elias for my NFBC team, though he was originally called “Placeholder Pitcher 9.” Elias had a decent K-rate in Double-A last year, impressed in the spring (2.04 ERA in 17 2/3 IP)” he’s decent gamble for deeper mixed leagues…

  194. Wilsonian says:
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    Yup, cutting Archer in my shallow league. Going to stream the spot. Who’s the pickup for tomorrow:

    Beckett @ MIA
    Porcello @ KC
    Koehler v LAD
    Bald Jim @ MIN

    Or pickup Seager, Revere, or Tex to bench Fielder who is as useless as an asshole on my elbow?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    I’m getting whooped again, 9-4. This team is god awful…

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: add Frazier to the list of available bats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckett

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, sir. I’ll try that out, although the Fish have been solid at the plate. Think I should bench Fielder as much as possible right now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, unfortch

  195. Wacha Flocka Flame says:
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    Elias, Bauer, or Stroman for Martin Perez or Frieri?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer over Frieri

  196. goodfold2 says:
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    watched that wilson quote video, jesus that dude is whacked out. he’s got light switches (how did that even come up in a convo?), and he collects licenses. clown baby.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  197. Wacha Flocka Flame says:
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    Matt Adams or James Loney ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams

  198. fausto says:
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    1. Who to drop for a streamer 10tm lge. Tillman, Porcello, Roark? Also have fister coming off dl so ill be dropping 2 By may 7th-ish. Rotation has come to madbum, Salazar, tillman, porcello, Roark, Bauer(assuming he’s called upon).

    2. Over under 9 days until a commenter username appears as Bryce Hornsby or Bruce Harper? Haha I keeid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Tillman 2. Ha!

  199. Fitz says:
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    Grey, is it possible to get a sort by latest or jump to bottom link at the top of the comments so I don’t have to develop a blister scrolling through 600 comments on my crappy iphone to reach the current comments ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let me ask my web person… Remind me tomorrow during business hours

  200. Scott says:
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    Are you concerned about Bumgarners 1.70 WHIP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        (because i don’t have him) .

  201. Jon says:
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    Hey Grey, what do you think about starting Porcello @ KC or Peralta @ CIN tomorrow? SON doesn’t like either.

    • Jon says:
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      (I can start both, one, or neither)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Porcello

  202. Wilson says:
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    Hi, Grey, wold trade one of Scherzer, Teheran, Greinke, who do you suggest? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran

  203. Charles says:
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    Would you still rank Wil Myers as a top-20 OF? You in the preseason: “Myers could hit one homer in April and be batting .220 going into May, and immediately people will be looking at buying low.”

    He has 2 HRs and hitting .245, but he’s kicking off May with a doubleheader 0/7. Is it time to back up the truck for Wil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s still early

  204. shaggybevo says:
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    Grey,

    Streamer likes Leake at home tomorrow against Milwaukee.

    He makes me really nervous, but his FIP is 1.53 at home (vs. nearly 6 on the road).

    Thoughts?

    • shaggybevo says:
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      @shaggybevo:

      Nevermind, that home FIP is based off one game. He’s been lucky enough to start his other 4 games on the road.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t go near him

      • shaggybevo says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey. Thoughts on Vargas and/or Niese? Vargas just came on the wire a couple days ago.

        Also, some guy offered me Kershaw for Au Shizz. My pitching is so bad right now that I actually thought about it for more than 0.1 seconds.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Niese, but they’re both streamers

  205. Hondo says:
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    Would you stream Salazar tomorrow?

    Who would you drop Jennings or Colabelo ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes…Colabello

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.

        I picked up Jennings for a batty call and he went 2-8 with a 2B and a HR.
        Colabello is about 2-30 lately.Think the scouts figured something out?

        • Hondo says:
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          @Hondo: Oops-3-9

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  206. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Anibal Sanchez just hit the wire. Is he worth picking up? If so, who of the following starters on my team should I drop if I can get him?

    Cliff Lee
    Ervin Santana
    Homer Bailey
    Jered Weaver
    Nathan Eovaldi
    Sonny Gray
    Zack Wheeler

    I was thinking Nathan Eovaldi or Zack Wheeler.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

  207. Mike says:
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    This seems like a crazy question but Hiroki Kuroda just hit the wire in another league? Should I even think about picking him up?

    My starting pitching on that team is:

    A.J. Burnett
    Danny Salazar
    Hisashi Iwakuma
    Jake Peavy
    Jason Hammel
    Madison Bumgarner
    Max Scherzer
    Shelby Miller

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  208. Flunkie says:
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    Yo, where’s uh, Razzball Radio? Thought May 1st was the start date.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May 1st in Monday in Canada, apparently… Nick got the date wrong… It’s Monday…

  209. Jon says:
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    I’m thinking of offering one of Ozuna/Rajai Davis plus one of Kuroda/Peavy/Peralta/Chavez/Eovaldi for Heyward (or another outfielder off to a slow start)… any suggestions? Like the idea? 5×5 keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis and Peavy

  210. Ambreen says:
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    Am I crazy to trade J Up for Carlos Gonzalez given Cargo’s injury today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy

  211. frankgrimes says:
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    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told reporters Thursday that he’ll turn to a six-man rotation and will start J.A. Happ against the Phillies in Philadelphia

    so drop Stroman already?
    damn I hate this year so far…

  212. costaricanchata says:
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    you want him to start stroman in philly ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, please

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        rather have at home vs the phillies , if possible .

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @costaricanchata: sure do

      why goto shit brick Happ?
      it’s looking like Stroman isn’t coming up anytime soon.

  213. Ante GALIC says:
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    Hey, Grey! How do you like this quote from CBS sports on Harang’s brutal start:

    The pounding of Harang for nine earned runs in 4.2 innings came as quite a shock considering he had yielded just three earned runs in 31.2 innings to open the season.

    They should have just continued the quote as follows.

    The pounding of Harang for nine earned runs in 4 2/3 innings should not have come as quite a shock [for Razzball.com officionados] considering he had yielded 86 earned runs in 143.1 innings in 2013 or a whopping 880 earned runs in 1859 for a career 4.26 ERA. He has also given up a prodigious number of homeruns over his brief 12-year career in the majors – 249 HRs. He needs just 51 to join the 300-HR club. Oh wait, he’s a pitcher and should not be giving up so many, doh!

    Harangutang is a pitcher looking for an accident to happen, one who will blow up sooner rather than later.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  214. The Dude and Catastrophe says:
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    Please rank for holds: Walden, Ogando, Casilla, Peralta, Cecil

    Thanks!

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