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Ryan Zimmerman recently admitted to the Washington Post that his shoulder isn’t at 100%.  I recently admitted to the College of Fantasy Baseball at Charleston Alumni magazine that my pinkie finger has been acting up.  I go to type up some fantasy baseball  advice and it looks like this, “I drafted Ryan Zimmerman, that piece of @#$%^&*”  I don’t reach for the Shift key and symbols, but my pinkie involuntary adds them.  I’m trying to curse and all I get is @#$%^&*.  Now, you’re thinking no biggie, but what happens when this seeps into my everyday life?  I stub my toe and yell out dollar sign, asterisk, ampersand and people are gonna think I’ve gone completely crackers.  But even with this limitation, I’ve managed to put out some decent fantasy baseball advice, like today when I tell you Ryan Zimmerman is a mother@#$%^&*.  I wish I never drafted this son of a @#$%^&*.  If he lived in a house rather than a cave in Afghanistan with the rest of the terrorists, I’d pay him a visit.  In most leagues, I’d just drop his stupid @#$%^&* face.  In deeper leagues, maybe you can trade him to someone that thinks he’ll turn it around.  Yeah, he hit 12 homers last year in just under 400 ABs.  You might be lucky to get that this year from this richly imbued @#$%^&*sucker.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Brandon Moss - He’s hit 6 homers in the last week.  That’s obviously unsustainable.  Why, Grey, don’t have faith? He call your mustache a herpes hider?  No, Random Italicized Voice, because unless his name is Barry Bonds and he’s doing steroids, no one hits 6 homers a week, every week.  His K-rate is obscene, and not the good obscene like on the popup window of your favorite site, but the bad obscene like on the popup window of your favorite site that sneaks behind your browser, then comes forward at the worst possible time.  Frequent Commenter, Oaktown Steve, had an interesting theory he put in the comments yesterday, “Seems like the A’s find these guys and get a couple of solid weeks out of them and then they hit the wall like a Greek woman turning 40.  My theory is that there’s this crazy motivation/focus that kicks in when guys go, ‘Here’s my first/last shot at big league playing time,’ and they go nuts, but it’s always unsustainable, of course.”  And that’s me quoting Oaktown Steve!

Brandon Belt – I wrote a song for Brandon Belt.  If you’d indulge me, here it is, “Don’t go changing pants to try and please me… Belt never let me down before… I wouldn’t leave you in times of trouble, like when I wanted to remove my pants for a doodie bubble… I took the good times, I’ll take the bad times… I’ll take Belt just the way you are…  Don’t go tryin’ some new fashion… Don’t go changing the color of what you wear… You always have my unspoken passion…  Although I might not seem to care for Bochy’s head that’s the size of a medium-sized day care…”  It’s a work in progress.

Cody Ross – The movement to have him change his name to Code Rossi has started to take form, in that I appointed myself leader of said movement.  We need a Vice-Me that will put the movement in motion.  I’m thinking we need a Facebook page and then make that go viral.  Accepting resumes.  Also, Rossi is good for some power and counting stats in a nice lineup/park.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis – He’s hit three homers in the last week and if you pick him up right now, you’ll get 20% off your next Ikea purchase but then you have to pay 20% extra if you want a manual of how to put one of those blasted things together.

Coco Crisp – What good is a Buy column without one solid SAGNOF outfielder?  Nada, nada, nada damn thing.

John Mayberry Jr. – Has 4 homers in the last week.  Want more?  You’re being greedy.  You need to re-watch Family Man.

David Murphy – Smoking hot right now.  If smoking means moderately and hot means warm, but moderately warm isn’t an effective call to action.

Logan Morrison – Two homers this week and the difference between Morrison and, say, Murphy is that Morrison is probably only hot for the week, but may stay valuable for the rest of the season.

Anthony Rizzo – I know I’ve told you to pick him up for about a month now, but I predict within the next week Rizzo’s gonna be called up.  I already went over my Anthony Rizzo fantasy.  I wrote it while writing my Trevor Bauer fantasy and my Danny Hultzen fantasy.  ETAs:  Rizzo by next Friday, Bauer and Hultzen by right after the All-Star break.  If someone held a gun to my head asking me which pitcher would come up first from those two.  I’d say, “Really?  A gun?  That seems kinda extreme just for prospect news.  But, fine, Hultzen.”

Jon Jay – There sure are a lot of outfielders this week, geez– “You rang?”  Not yet, Dillon Gee.  The Federalist should return this weekend with his special brand of light power, speed and patriotism.

Zack Cozart – Dusty’s left him at the top of the order for the whole season and it looks like he’s going to come close to a line of 95/15/45/.260/5.  Have I seen better?  Yeah.  Will he probably be a sleeper again next year?  Yup.  Do these questions have anything to do with picking him up this week?  Nope.

Everth Cabrera – I don’t want to like Drake, but I find myself listening to his last album on repeat entire days at a time.  If you need steals from the MI slot, last name:  Cabrera, first name:  Ever.

Chris Nelson – If I were giving Chris Nelson a Yelp review, I’d give him two stars, but tell you to try him in the next month in NL-Only leagues.  Then I’d go on a diatribe about something that has nothing to do with the food and mark him down another star.  Yelp, “We give people a chance to write and have it disguised as a restaurant critique.”

Dillon Gee – You’re looking at a guy that could modestly give you a 8+ K-rate and an under-4 ERA.  Gee, who would’ve thunk that?  I don’t know, third base.

Nate Eovaldi – Hey, it’s the guy Lasorda discovered while on his vacation to Italy.  Tommy had this to say, “I went over to the Dr. Melfi Coast looking for a nice place to retire with Mrs. Lasorda.  Mrs. Lasorda is what I call my Dodgers cap.  My wife is Sugarbum.  So, I was at the Dr. Melfi, teaching my distant cousins how to play catch with tomatoes.  It helps soften them before you make gravy.  And this one paisan, Eovaldi, had an arm like Pepitone when he was throwing drugs out the window on a routine traffic stop.  I put Eovaldi and two cases of olive oil you can’t get in the states into my suitcase and brought them home.  No one on the Dodgers asked me to do any of this, but until they make the locks stronger on the clubhouse door, I will continue to show up uninvited with Italian prospects.”  Eovaldi is pitching over his head — literally — right now with his ERA and mediocre K-rate, but he’s a solid NL-Only guy with mixed league matchups appeal.

Chris Archer – Imagine Crazy Eddie describing Archer, “His Ks are innnnnnnnsane!”  Continue picturing Crazy Eddie, “His control is innnnnnnnsane!”  Now picture Eddie Gaedel.  He doesn’t say anything, just picture him.  Funny, huh?  I’d grab Archer in AL-Only and deeper mixed leagues for Ks and upside.  He’s got lots of risk though with his 5+ walk-rate in Triple-A.

Jarrod Parker – Someone’s gonna need to tie the A’s shoelaces because they’re already wearing kid gloves with Parker, pushing him back a day.  This will become more of an issue in the 2nd half of the year.  But enough of that now!  Grab Parker because his ratios are 2.82/1.25.

Derek Norris – I just went over this catcher/veejay this morning.  If you scroll down, you’ll burn seven calories.  Sorry, FDA makes me list the caloric information.  If you just want to click my Derek Norris fantasy, there ya go, but that’s only 3 calories burned.

Joaquin Benoit – “How dare you end the Buy column with closers?!”  That’s you standing on the ledge of a building.  Me, “That building is only one story.  If you jump, you might twist an ankle.”  You, “You want me to do something rasher over something as trivial as who’s ending your Buy column?”  Me, “Yeah.”  Valverde should be back in a few days, so in the mean’s while Ben-Wah is Ben-Rah-Rah-Sis-Boom-Bah.

Carlos Marmol – The Cubs returned to Marmol as their closer so they could pump up his trade value.  I have nothing to back that up other than the sense my mama gave me.  By the way, when I was born, I emerged from the womb and said, “Booya.”  True story.

SELL

Krispie Young – Unlike Ryan Zimmerman’s Sell/Dump/Do Whatever You Want With, I’m writing this blurb through tears… Hey, guy sitting below me, stopping cutting those onions!  Krispie and I had a good run for about a month.  It was April.  You and I were on better terms.  You didn’t yet hate me for advising you to start you-know-who you-know-when.  Our rapport is on the rocks now, last time I burped you said “Excuse me” before I even had a chance to excuse myself.  I’m sorry; I’ll buy you a car*.  Krispie looks like he’s playing hurt.  I don’t know what you can get for him in shallower leagues, but I suggest you try to get it.  In most of those leagues, he’s droppable. In deeper leagues, I’d take anything in a trade, praying the other guy thinks Young still has some “Krispie creamed that one” in his bat.  (*Offer for car not good in any locale on Earth.  And, if E.T.’s are reading this, what do you want with a car?)

From Around The Web

  1. Chris says:
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    Better keeper for next year…R. Zimmerman or M. Moustakas.

    Categories: BA, OBA, R, RBI, HR, SB, XBH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris, Moose

  2. Lubey says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Pick 2

    Boesch, Mayberry, Belt

    Thanks holmes

    • Lubey says:
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      @Lubey, PS—Out of all the Hodgepadres who is your favorite??? Volquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lubey, Volquez… Mayberry, Belt

  3. MikeZ says:
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    Would Anabel + Torii Hunter, Cespedes or Campana be enough to get Cliff Lee? Is it a trade I should make?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MikeZ, Should be… Yeah, I’d take Lee…

  4. Jon says:
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    I wish Zimmerman would go on the DL already so I can get him off my bench. I don’t feel like I can drop him outright in a keeper league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Yeah, I hear ya…

  5. Horse says:
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    14 team.

    Trade Krispie for Youk? Or do they both deserve to be on waivers?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Horse, Eh… Just a dog with different fleas…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, nice one.. im stealin that!

  6. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    have been waiting 2 months for this sell recommendation .
    will now wait 2 weeks and see if i can acquire him for 25th/26th round value .
    thank you .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Ha

  7. JMAC says:
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    I have 2B/SS: Alexei Ramirez, UTIL: Mark Reynolds, and 3B: Ryan Zimmerman. Would you drop any of them for anyone from this week’s Buy list?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JMAC, Belt over Zimm

  8. vinko says:
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    Great read as always!
    But what I’m really digging is the daily lineups from Rotoinfo.
    What will Razzball come out with next?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @vinko, Thanks!

  9. Prezii says:
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    Start heyward against lefty lester or zobrist against cliff lee? Im leanin towards sittin heyward. But then again zobrist has finger banged me before… I could sit rasmus against anibal? Ehh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Heyward…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, last time i benched zobrist he hit 2 bombs.. oh well tho ill roll with heyward. Im blowin this guy out the water thanks to trout and trumbo! Ur advice is always nice so i dont ask twice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

  10. Stasburg says:
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    This is a serious question, not a joke. My current ss is mike aviles. I was offered Reyes in a trade. Only problem is the league has no good pitchers available to pick up. Most of the best ranked sp’s are injured ones- feliz, lubeke, ogando, niemann…seriously. Archer is available, but I have 3 Tampa SP’s already. Blackley, Archer, Fiers, and Hochevar are the best options to pickup.

    Reyes for Burnett (and Aviles on my bench)

    Do it or no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Reyes…

      • Stasburg says:
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        @Grey, his numbers havent been so good at least by Reyes standards-no steals since jun 2. Think he rebounds a bit?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I think he does…

  11. Tom says:
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    Dear…I’m starting to worry since I have EVERY player that you put in your sell column on a weekly basis.

    Who is next week? Andre Eithier? Eep.

    Thing is i do listen..(although i wasnt quick enough with Beachy)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I have some of these guys too, unfortunately…

  12. El guey says:
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    In a vacuum, Drop vicedio for sal Perez? 12tm 5×5 h2h roto kpr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t have a catcher?

  13. Chillmodious says:
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    Oops…posted this in the last post before seeing that there was a new one for follow-ups:

    For “borderline A’s starters at O.co”… how about “Lo.cos”? As in, crazy good at O.co relative to their performance in other parks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think it’s better than what we have…

  14. trick dad says:
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    avila or sal perez (activated today)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sal

  15. Prezii says:
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    And i havent seen this posted yet but… Paulino goin for tommy john surgery and matt adams demoted to AAA.. just a heads up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  16. Wilsonian says:
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    Sal, Soto, or Doumit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Give Perez a whirl…

  17. TheNewGuy says:
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    Ouch that was vicious Grey! lol

    Totally deserved though, Zimmerman you mother $£”%^&* piece of $£”!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Exactly….

  18. JMAC says:
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    Been holding Bauer for a few weeks in a 10 team H2H keep 4 players and a rookie/prospect. Still think he has more future upside than Hultzen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do, long term…

    • chata says:
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      @JMAC,

      despite hultzen potentially pitching half of his games in a more favorable park , and understanding that neither he nor bauer will be keeper nor rookie/prospect next year , and that both could be on a limited IP in 2013 ,
      i’d favor the guy that doesn’t have to face the angels and the rangers .

  19. Bottom Feeder says:
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    Keep working on those songs. You’ve got a second career. I’ve been offered Trout and Marcum for Hamels and Stubbs. What do you think?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! It’s fair, depends if you can lose Hamels for the huge downgrade to Marcum… Deal could end for Hamels side, pretty easily…

  20. shibboleth says:
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    Moss, Nienwhosis, Evercab and LoMo all picked up in the past 2 weeks, and I had Cozart drafted. Middle-of-the-pack, here I come! Here’s to you, Grey. Hope you have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  21. Josh says:
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    Ichiro seems to have regressed at a tremendous rate even with the fact that he’s approaching a care home.

    What kind of projection do you have for him from this point on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not much… Maybe 3 homers, 15 steals, .280…

  22. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Family Man – that would have been a better movie if at the end it turned out everything had been a dream – young Jack wakes up on the plane to London and could then choose between his (future) rich banker life or family life – of course, he would have made the right choice. I’m sorry, you were talking about fantasy baseball. Never mind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Nice…

    • bean says:
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      @Mr. Rickey, Would have been better without Tea Leoni…..good god how is that a viable option. We are not even talknig about the Tea from Bad Boys which if she shut her mouth she was attractive. He had the burbs Tea who never shut up and had a whiney nagging voice for 2 hours!

      I know its the movies but damn…..make it a tough choice to give up the money!

  23. The Wickler says:
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    Grey, 2C league would you rather have Soto, Norris or Perez? Also, Michael Young is the worst

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez.. Yeah, he’s been super disappointing…

      • The Wickler says:
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        @Grey, Perez, was just snatched up. Is Norris going to get enough at bats to warrant the pick up or should I stay with Soto?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stay with Soto for now…

  24. chata says:
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    we need a friday afternoon baseball game , damn it !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hear ye!

  25. Chillmodious says:
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    Throw today?:

    1. Anibal vs. Toronto

    2. Samardzija @ Arizona

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Anibal

  26. Wake Up says:
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    I cut Krispie a while back on your prescient advice, that his shoulder wouldn’t be the same when they rush him back. And they did, Gibbie even came out and admitted it. We should have known by the stache and all the fist pumping, that Gibbie would come out eventually…

    Here’s looking at you Krispie. We’ll always have that Enchanted April.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice move, wish I did too…

  27. Random Collmenter says:
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    trade prince for trout in a keeper league? prince is a 1st rounder. trout is a last rounder.

    too much to throw in arenado as well?

    i’ve gone trout-crazy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Trout… You don’t need to throw in anything…

  28. Random Collmenter says:
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    pick two to start next week:

    Ethier (ice cold)
    Moss
    Rasmus
    Cespedes

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus, Ethier

  29. Deadwoods says:
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    Perez or M. Montero ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deadwoods, Miguel

  30. Random Collmenter says:
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    1 last question, thanks! in a different league…

    Trade Trout (10th round keeper next year) for Justin Upton and Anibal (can’t keep either)????

    thanks.

    did someone come up with a good term for an A’s starter? I was thinking something about the Law of A-verages? How about calling them CommonplA’s?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We liked MediOakers… I’d take Trout for future, and Upton and Anibal if making a run this year…

  31. Chillmodious says:
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    Guy in my league wants a pitcher and says “Hosmer, Carlos Pena, Morneau, or Freese for a pitcher” (I assume a starter).

    My pitchers are:

    SPs – Greinke, Anibal, Tommy Hanson, Lynn, Samardzija, McCarthy, Cahill
    RPs – Wilhelmsen, Perez, Casilla, (Santos & Bailey on DL)

    ———————————

    Which of his guys do I shoot for, if at all, and which of my guys do I dangle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freese for Samardzija or Hanson or Lynn, in that order…

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Thanks. Man, it’s amazing how name value works. The only reason I still have Youk on my team? Because his name is Youk. I remember thinking about a month ago how good it was that I passed on Hosmer in my draft. Then I get that above message and my first thought was to figure out how to get Hosmer off him. Yeesh. Thanks for the Freese suggestion. Maybe I’ll just try to trade my Youk for his Hosmer…we’ll both still be miserable, but at least we’ll also have a new guy on our teams to blame for our respective failings!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, friend.

  32. Project_badass says:
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    12-team H2H 6×6 (OBP, QS) moves limit of 50 (Im at 24)

    Is Archer or Cecil worth a pick up? I would be droping Fiers, Medlen, or Torres (with Jay coming back). This league values SP very highely.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cecil for Torres…

  33. Eddy says:
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    Guess it’s time to cut Zimmerman then.

    Grey, I have a couple of options.

    Would it be better to move Hanley to 3B and pick up a SS like Simmons, Alexei, Alcides or Elliot Johnson

    or

    Drop Zimmerman for another 3B like Middlebrooks, Chisenhall or Chris Nelson and leave Hanley at SS?

    12-team OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Middlebrooks

  34. BigUps says:
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    Need to replace Beachy. My options are Worley, Parker, Masterson and Hughes.

    Who would you grab?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

      • BigUps says:
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        @Grey, Thank you sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No worries…

  35. Nico says:
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    Swap my Stanton for his Kinsler? I’d use both at Util, but I also have Bruce and Uggla and could use some more speed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  36. ManuteBologna says:
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    Drop Zimmerman for Rizzo?

    I’ve been benching him in favor of Reynolds and Pedro Alvares at 3b and I’ve got Prince at 1b, Goldy at CI and Cody Ross hitting in UTIL (LaRoche was there but he’s been cold so I sit him against lefties and tough righties)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Give it a go…

  37. vinko says:
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    Middlebrooks will get the start over the Greek God of Injuries for the second day in a row! Amen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I like that nickname…

  38. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    1) Drop Medlen or Zambrano for D Hudson or Hultzen?

    2) Got B Norris on the DL. Please rank D Hudson, Norris, Zambrano, Hultzen.

    2) Were Medlen to be named a started, would you rank him over Hultzen?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Both 2) Probably

  39. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    1) Have 5 starters going in one league today. Start them all?

    Sale v. MIL
    Fister @ PIT
    Richard v. SEA
    Zimmerman @ BAL
    Anibal v. TOR

    2) If I start all 5, I need to bench one closer. Based on match ups and winnable games, I’m leaning toward starting Frieri (Haren v. Billingsley), Clippard (Zimmerman v. Hammell) and Benoit (Fister v. Burnett) and leaving Wilhelmsen (Millwood v. Richard) on the bench. Who would you bench?

    3) Was Paulino originally a buy this afternoon? I was really looking forward to picking him up but now…oh well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Yes 2) Sure, bench Wilhelmsen 3) Yeah, oh well…

  40. Sagnof Specialist says:
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    Cant trade Krispie, no one wants him!
    drop him for one of the following: need steals, Utility spot

    Espinoza
    Mayberry
    Ike davis
    Crisp
    sal perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crisp

  41. Sam says:
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    Pick two to start today:

    Saunders @ SD (Ohlendorf)
    Belt @ Oak (Parker)
    Mayberry Jr vs TB (Shields)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt, Mayberry

  42. Buster says:
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    Dynasty league, how would you rank these guys: Profar, B.Hamilton, N.Franklin, Dee Gordon? Stat categories include singles, doubles, triples, bb, ops. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon, Hamilton, Profar

      • beardcrabs says:
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        @Grey, gordons not looking so hot these days yo…

  43. Jay B. says:
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    A) MediOAKers is great!

    B) In a 1400 innings limit league, is Haren a must-start tonight given his recent “mediocrity?” And by recent, I mean since April.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) I think so too… 2) I’d start him…

  44. The Wickler says:
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    Picked up Rizzo but if he is not up in time for rosters locking next week who would you drop: Rizzo, M Harrison, Masterson or E Jackson?

    What 1b would you grab: Belt, Mayberry, Pena or Ike?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Wickler, Belt… Harrison…

  45. Hoppy says:
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    I some how managed to trade Ryan Zimmerman for Matt Moore in my dynasty league this week.

    • chata says:
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      @Hoppy,

      substitute an “a” for your “o” .

      • Hoppy says:
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        Yeah, I thought that was not bad at all. Missed out on Middlebrooks on the waiver wire though. That would have made a good week great.

  46. NyJacobs says:
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    Grey,

    better DL stash — chris carpenter, andrew bailey, lorenzo cain, or matt joyce?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh… Try Carp

  47. Cheese says:
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    Is Dan Uggla and Billy Butler too much for Pujols? How about McDonald and CJ Wilson for Bumgarner?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much for Pujols… Other deal’s eh…

  48. Negatto says:
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    Offered this trade –

    Middlebrooks and BJ Upton for Bumgarner.

    Which side wins?

    He also has Goldschmidt or Laroche that I could replace for Middlebrooks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum

      • Negatto says:
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        @Grey,

        What about J. Zimm instead of Bum?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s fair…

  49. Rick Grimes says:
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    Are you starting Anibal against the Jays tonight?

    • Cheese says:
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      @Rick Grimes, As a Jays fan, yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  50. Swaz says:
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    Jose Quintana or Clayton Richard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards at home

  51. Horse says:
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    With Rolen back is it time to lose Frazier? Lose Kripsie for any of the below as well?

    Available:

    Mayberry
    Pedro Alvarez
    Maybin
    Frenchy
    Nieuwenhuis
    Chris Nelson
    Q. Berry

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Frazier for Mayberry…

  52. later tater says:
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    whoa, whoa, whoa grey

    read the blurb above about eovaldi

    only full blooded gui*** – oops strike that, italians, call tomato sauce gravy

    you don’t have enough vowels in your name

    btw, as always, thanks for the replies and advice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… No problem…

  53. Chillmodious says:
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    I think this will probably be my last inquiry of the day… Is Youk droppable in a 12tm H2H? I’m basically hanging on hoping for anything, but think that he could have a slight resurgence if/when traded to another team. Replacement options would be Mayberry, Brantley, or Ryan Roberts. Should I continue to ride it out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Mayberry…

    • @Chillmodious, I’d hold for if he gets traded. Those other options aren’t any better. Unless you need a 6th OF (Mayberry).

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @WhineSpritzer, Mayberry would slot in at 1B with Rizzo stashed on my bench, waiting in the wings. It really comes down to selling Youk at ten cents on the dollar or waiting to see if maybe I can squeeze a quarter out of him after he gets traded and/or goes on a mini-hot streak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        you really think that you’re going to end up with that much hair …
        on top ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have good hair…

  54. Prezii says:
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    Daily lineups a go! Aww right ,aww right. Its free fish head night in LA.. trout heads! Fuckin awesome..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love that…

  55. Principal Blackman says:
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    I am typically of the set-it-and-forget-it school when it comes to catchers, but Arenciba has been stinking it up in my 12-team OPS league. I’m currently in 1st place, and I have been since mid-April (which probably has something to do with why I haven’t replaced him already) but he’s starting to get on my nerves a bit. Is it worth replacing JPA with the likes of Wilin Rosario, or would that be a schmotato/schmotatoh kind of thing? Sub-question: Or do I just try to make room for/stash Travis D’Arnaud?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go with Rosario…

  56. The Trade Bandit says:
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    Agon + which pitcher for Longoria and Shields.

    Lynn, Josh Johnson, Bumgar, Anibal.

    Have a good weekend Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lynn

  57. yankees2012 says:
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    Hello again Grey,
    I have an OF dilemna that you may have shed some light on in this post, but I will annoy and ask anyway.

    I am currently starting Reddick as my fourth OF and I have Krispie on my bench in our 12 Team H2H League. Reddick has slowed down a bit, but I owe him so much for what he did for me.

    Do I drop one of these gents for say a Crisp, Belty, Moss, Newhouse (spelling don’t count), or even Mayberry. If so, which one?

    My other OFs are Cutch, Heyward and Jennings.

    Thanks much Grey and have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Krispie for Belt… You too!

  58. Negatto says:
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    ROS Middlebrooks, Goldschmidt or Laroche.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  59. OaktownSteve says:
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    Thanks for the shout out, broham! Did you know Save Toketown! is an anagram for Oaktown Steve. Of course you did.

    Eovaldi pitched against the A’s while the Dodgers were up here. I was surprised at how hard he throws. His average fastball is 94+. There’s some life on that fastball too. His problem is his secondary pitches are not far enough along to compliment the fastball. He’s definitely a guy to watch and see how he develops the end of this year. If you see the K rate start to inch up he’s going to be interesting for next year. Apparently he hates being called Nate. It’s Nathan.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve,

      Oh yeah…Inge was a classic last chancer for the A’s this year. Hotter than Georgia asphalt for two weeks after being given new life and then back to being Inge.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Totally on Inge…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, broham… I like Eovaldi but his peripherals say I shouldn’t like him too much…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey, Member the “makin’ copies guy from SNL?” He totally could have used broham. I’ve been mixing in some ‘brosef’ lately too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s good to change it up occasionally, brosef.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey, Have a good weekend, Chief

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’ll be my pleasure, amigo.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey, oh yeah and on the Eovaldi thing, he’s too young to think that his make up now will stay the same. He’s doing some OTJ training right now. The thing I’ve read about his secondary pitches, and I kind of concur is that they have action but he doesn’t have command. His curveball seems like the better of the two but that hard overhand curve is tough whent that’s your primary secondary. It’s a pitch hitters seem to be able to take and umpires miss the call a lot too. I would want to see him really develop the change and use the curveball as a solid two strike pitch. But what I’m saying is you might be right to like him. Trust your eyes. There’s room for growth.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @OaktownSteve, I kind of think as a lay scout or in other words just a guy who watches baseball, the thing you can sometimes pick up is not the technical aspect of playing but just the athleticism and the make up. Might be you have a good hunch on Eovaldi. I kind of felt like I saw a pitcher in there somewhere too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Definitely room for growth and I trust Lasorda…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meant to continue… I trust him for Italian restaurant recommendations…

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey, solid finish

  60. Trigger Cut says:
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    Please rank ROS:

    Lawrie, Moustakas, Middlebrooks

    (Or did I just do so?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie, Moose

      • Trigger Cut says:
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        @Grey, Thanks!

  61. Got the Runs says:
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    Trade Hamels and Stubbs for Trout and Marcum. Fair deal or not?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t you just asked about this deal?It’s fair… Stubbs is decent if healthy, Hamels is a top starter, Marcum’s easily replaceable and Trout’s about equal with Hamels…

      • Got the Runs says:
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        @Grey, Thanks. Sorry for the repetition, but for some reason it wasn’t showing up when I looked before.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Got the Runs, No problem…

  62. bean says:
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    DAMN SVEUM!!!!
    Doesn’t he know I need stolen bases? Douche……Start Campana!

    Ethier is .386/2HR/7 RBI vs. Haren lifetime so naturally he will go 0/4 tonight with 3 Ks. I also blame Sveum for this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a SAGNOF tease…

  63. Hi Grey — 14-team 6×6 redraft roto league in 4th and tenuously staying within striking distance of the top spot despite the best efforts of Krispie and Ryan Zimm. I’ve got Encarnacion at 3B (I traded for him as a UTIL starter but as Zimm’s failed to heat up E5’s been starting at 3B for me.

    The rest of my OF is McCutchen, Bourn, Morse + Howie Kendrick or Plouffe sometimes.

    So … do I drop Krispie and/or Zimm for an extra OF/UTIL for any of the following? Jon Jay, Rizzo, Boesch, Mayberry, Seth Smith, Nieuwenhuis (assuming Rizzo will be one of them, please give me another once since he’s on waivers and I have a low priority).

    My weakest categories is by far HR, followed by RBI and AVE.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm for Mayberry…

  64. Wake Up says:
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    Sounds like your boy Jeff Kent might be on your show Survivor…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, so psyched…

  65. MagicTerp says:
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    NL-only H2H
    Please rank these for Utility spot ROS…
    Rolen
    Lombardozzi
    Rivera
    Colvin

    thank you as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MagicTerp, Lombardozzi, Colvin, Rolen

  66. Grey's da man! says:
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    g richards home vs dodgers or volquez home vs mariners?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Volquez

  67. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    2 14-teamers and 2 12-teamers , and not a single SP going tonight .
    guess i’ll watch the nats/o’s and braves/sawx …. hope they both go off .
    actually , will be flippin’ between the sawx and the n.y. game … until 8:30 .

    who are you watching , early ?

    • chata says:
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      wife’s return from work coincided with end of rain delays .
      oh well .

      at least i have the nats/o’s on the computer .

      • chata says:
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        meanwhile ,
        does anyone want an up-date on “design star” ?

        thought not .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @chata, I love Design Star.

          • stumanji says:
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            @Grey, Rachel is going to win. Luca was a douchenozzle, I’m so glad he got cut early so we didn’t have to watch him week after week.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @stumanji, I don’t know, I think Justin’s gonna win… He appeals to the hip/cool/rad Food Network audience like us…

          • stumanji says:
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            @Grey, I meannnnnn…SPORTS, BOOBIES, BEER, GUY STUFF!!!

  68. Random Collmenter says:
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    would u trade matt moore + jarrod parker for waino? thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Random Collmenter, I would…

  69. 6×6 (holds, ops) redraft league.

    Trade my Bud Norris and Tom Whilemsen
    For
    His Lincecum and DL’d Lance Berkman

    Been chewing on it for last 24 hrs. Thoughts?

    SP depth – gio, garza, scherzer, capuano, oswalt, morris, volquez, bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @El Burro, I wouldn’t make that trade…

  70. chata says:
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    @ Save Toketown :

    sawx game starting with an hour delay (approx) .
    neither SP had begun their warm-ups , so , there’s that .

    i’m still thinking blackburn gets left in way too long .
    (and dusty will say …”see , i’m not the only one .”)

    and , rumor i heard was that rockies’ SP’s will be on limited pitch-counts ,
    until they can find another starter for their rotation .

    • Steve says:
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      @chata, It’s no rumour. They have a four-man rotation with a strict 75 pitch count for each.

    • Steve says:
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      @chata, Blackburn’s already been in too long.

  71. Steve says:
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    I’m guessing the weather is not so good in the East…

    • chata says:
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      @Steve,

      i’m about an hour south of boston .
      hail rolled thru , just north of here , about an hour ago .

      but , just as in golf (and fishing) it’s the lightning that will kill you .

      • chata says:
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        dang .

        the entire northeast is in a rain delay .

  72. chata says:
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    bard told reporters (down at pawtucket) that he’s staying in the bullpen
    for the rest of the season .
    valentine and cherington confirmed .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Should’ve done that in April

  73. joe from point pleasant says:
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    @Grey:

    Maholm @ Arz (Saunders)
    Axelrod v Mil (Wolf)
    Ross v SF (Bumgarner)

    Pick one for tomorrow in a h2h pts league… Thanks!

    • joe from point pleasant says:
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      @joe from point pleasant,

      correction, Maholm @ Arz (Kennedy)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe from point pleasant, MediOaker…

  74. jack says:
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    Anibal’s June ERA is 8 and climbing. Do we still like this guy?? He’s helping to destroy my ratios. HORRIBLE

    • Carnac says:
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      @jack, It’s certainly Anibal’s time of the month. Which means we’re not getting any.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Carnac, Ha

  75. chata says:
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    revere …. 2 for 2 , with 2 sb’s .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Nice

  76. chata says:
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    @ Steve :

    chris davis is 0 for his last 21 .
    can you help ?

  77. chata says:
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    i like ike .

  78. TheNewGuy says:
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    Bauer just dropped, Hultzen or Bauer for ROS…non-keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Hultzen

  79. letsgobravos says:
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    Fuck. That crashing sound you just heard is Pettitte coming back down to earth. Anna Bell also getting reamed. Rough night for the regulators pitching staff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, tough night so far, though Hammel looked good last I checked…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Ha, I wish I owned him. I have Zimm, Pettitte and Anna Bell going on one team tonight. Zimm’s been pretty meh with only 1 K and he’s not in line of the W.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, saw that with Zimm… How’s Hammel doing now? On my phone…

          • letsgobravos says:
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            @Grey, Really solid start and it looks like he could go another inning or two. (91 pitches so far) Staked to a 2-1 lead, 7IP, 5 hits, 0ER, 10ks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Very nice! Thanks!

  80. HoosierDaddy says:
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    cozart or infante for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart

  81. Drkness says:
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    Ubaldo has actually been semi-solid lately. Watching him live he has looked pretty damn good tonight. Anyone think there is hope or am I just being a homer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you might be a homer unless you don’t expect more than a fantasy number three to four guy…

  82. Poo Holes says:
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    A) Just saw a tweet from Steve Berthiaume that could not be more true. He said, “Chris Sale is having the year Matt Moore was supposed have.” Could not be more on point.

    B) Is something up with Anibal? I own him on a couple teams and his stats lately haven’t looked all that great. I haven’t watched his starts so I don’t know if he’s just unlucky or whatnot. Think he could be battling a mysterious injury?

    C)

    D) I really don’t know what to do with Krispie right now. If I drop him, someone will pick him up immediately, but no one would trade me anything for him. It’s a 10 team keeper league, so should I try just letting him rot on my bench for a while? Sell him for pennies? Drop him outright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B) hopefully just ebb and flow of the season D) I’d let him sit on the bench in a keeper…

  83. Wilsonian says:
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    Of course right when I get ready to drop Doumit for Perez, they both hit home runs. Now I don’t know what to do.

    Goddoumit!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Damn you, fantasy baseball!

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Curses!!

        To make matters worse, Soto just hit a bomb, too. He was the third one I asked about.

        Goddoumit again!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Popeil…

  84. herschel says:
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    @Grey: ron popeil skills being tested here…have avila fresh off the dl but have replaced him with a rosario who is hot as of late and watching perez on the ww who already homered today. hate to roster two catchers let alone three, but dont exactly trust avila as of yet. who do you like best for next week and is it ok two roster avila plus one of the other two (if so, which one)?

    avila (3 @ tex, 4 @ tb)
    rosario (4 vs wash, 3 vs sd)
    perez (3 vs tb, 3 @ min)

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Rosario at home… I wouldn’t roster two catchers… Wasn’t like Avila was doing anything before the DL…

  85. herschel says:
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    @Grey: also, have some terrible pitching matchups for next week in my weekly league and need to start two of these options. which two do you dislike least?

    latos @ sf
    zambrano vs stl
    burnett @ phi
    milone @ sea, @ tex
    oswalt vs det

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone, Z

  86. chata says:
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    listen , my children , and you shall hear ,
    of a 4 for 4 by ben revere .
    he stole a base and then took another ,
    he really is a speedy mother .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love that!

  87. Wilsonian says:
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    AJ Burnett had pitched his way into being 8 team worthy, right? I snagged him for a spot start today and thinking he might need to stick around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, for sure…

  88. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    how come you didn’t ask prezii to carry a sign into the game tonight ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Daaaaaaah!

  89. Sam says:
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    Jay, LaHair, or Quentin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jay

  90. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Anyone actually see Oswalt pitch today? I missed it. he only gave up one run, but 9 hits in 6.2 innings… 2 2B’s and a 3B. seems to me like he got a bit lucky.

    Grey, 12 tm AL Only and i need pitching bad. how much would you bid on Oswalt? (100 FAAB dollars for the year, i have about 80 left).

    • chata says:
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      @The Talented Mr. Dope Man,

      had a curve working ,
      though i only saw about 4 or 5 batters .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d give $16…

  91. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    i’m goin double dragon questions on ya grey… back to back

    same league – 12 tm al only. if you had to pick one of these two closers for the ROS (taking trades to the NL into consideration), who would you choose.

    Broxton or Capps?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton

  92. Wilsonian says:
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    Utility position, who you like:

    Cespedes, Ike, Mini Donkey, Freeman, Goldy, Rios?

    8 team H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios

  93. ruah says:
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    Perez or Ruiz at catcher

    • ruah says:
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      @ruah, Picked up Perez as a Ruiz sub once the Philly game was ppd and dont want to roster both. Would like to make room for the big Fragu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruiz

  94. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Looking like Storen is going to be coming off the DL sooner than later and I will have a situation on my hands. I currently have Soriano,Jansen,Frieri as my closers. What do I do? Not sure I want to drop him just to let someone get an All Star closer but at the same time not sure anyone is going to want to trade for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have a few weeks to decide…

  95. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Adam LaRoche or Ike Davis?

    Thanks

    • Steven says:
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      @Grey,

      Add Rizzo since he is unowned

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ike

  96. Jon says:
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    Cahill for Ian Desmond in a keeper league – which side do you like? Right now I’ve got Rollins at SS, Espinosa at MI, Kendrick on the bench and Tulo on the shelf.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  97. Steve says:
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    Hey Grey – if you’re still hanging round the Razzball campus, who are the two guys you grab for Sunday? In order, if you don’t mind…

    Leake v MIN
    Arrieta v Detwiler
    Detwiler v Arrieta
    Happ v Tribe
    Fiers @ CWS
    Richards v LAD

    12 team H2H.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Richards, Detwiler, Leake

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! If I emphasized Ks, do you go the same way?

        (Sorry)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Leake, Richards…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Got ‘em both. Thanks for working late.

  98. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    I own Headley and trying to get Middlebrooks. Would Gio and Storen be enough to get Middlebrooks and Garza.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much…

  99. 3 parter Grey:

    8th in runs and HR’s, 9th in RBI’s in 5x%, who do you pick up for Tulo?
    Cozart
    Plouffe
    Hardy

    making room for Tulo to pick up SS, Drop
    Samardjaica
    Mike Morse
    Clippard
    Reed

    Try and trade Kinsler and Weiters (have Santana) for Cano? too much

    thx

    • bean says:
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      @kR Express, If you need Runs then Cozart is your guy cause he is a run scoring machine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart…Samardzija… Too much…

  100. ruah says:
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    Drop Laroche for Fragu? My other 1B eligible guys are Trumbo(1B), EE(3B), Cuddyer(OF) and Rizzo(BN)….(Laroche in the CI spot) I just keep thinking about his 2nd halfs and hesitate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love that…

  101. bean says:
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    Starting Randall Delgado @ Bos tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t in most leagues…

  102. Derrick says:
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    Ervin Santana, Garett Richards, Diamond, Milone or Volquez ROS?

    Thanks.

    • Derrick says:
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      @Derrick, Sorry, just need to pick up 1 from the group.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone at home… Volquez at home…

  103. bean says:
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    Colvin or Gaby Sanchez?

    Currently using Colvin at 1B until Rizzo gets the call but I am not sure about his playing time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bean, Colvin…

  104. Bombo Rivera says:
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    How do you react to this one in a 12-teamer that doesn’t have much of value on the wire:

    Cano and Price for Zobrist, Peavy, Lester and LaHair.

    Peavy has been better than Price, so that leaves us thinking about whether the difference between Zobrist and Cano is Lester and LaHair.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bombo Rivera, I’d want the Cano side…

      • Bombo Rivera says:
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        @Grey, But is it lopsided enough that it should be overturned?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  105. chata says:
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    @ prezii :

    did you make it home alive ?

    prezii ??

  106. Bosmosis says:
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    Drop Krispie for Rizzo? (12 team, H2H)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bosmosis, Not crazy about it, but I can see it…

  107. Bosmosis says:
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    I’ve got a song you may like. Sing to the tune of Deadeye Dick’s “New Age Girl” (“Mary Moon”):

    Billy Moo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oobs
    He’s not a vegetarian
    (Billy Moobs Billy Moobs Billy Moobs)

    That’s all I got so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bosmosis, HA!

  108. Grey's da man! says:
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    currently have Votto at 1B, Prince at Util and Alexei at SS. Been offered Cruz + Jeter for Prince. Not enough right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Looks fair…

  109. Ryan says:
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    Cozart,aviles,Kendrick,Kelly Johnson ROS?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, Cozart

  110. JoeC says:
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    I’m not sure why Oaktown Steve put that “Greek” qualifier on his statement. And I’d put the wall closer… say, age 30.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeC, HA!

  111. crock says:
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    Drop Tori Hunter for Jay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @crock, Sure

  112. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    If I give you my password, can you please drop Krispie and add The Big FraGu? I can’t do it… it hurts too much. Oh, and can you point me towards a good laser clinic where I can get my “Krispie Makes Me Kreme!” neck tattoo removed?

    Oh yeah, the password for my team is “ChrisBYoungtheBisforBooya” (without the quotes)… which reminds me, can you also change the password for my team? Something more secure and less committal… like “BryceIsNice” would work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, How about FraGuGetsMeSauced?

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, I’m going to demand more than a month of hot stat action before getting another neck tattoo. Or were you suggesting a new password? Eitherthehoo, just let me know when it’s done so I can tip a 40 of dip spit on my laptop.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Awesomus Maximus, Nah, that was just the password, only guys drafted get a tattoo…

  113. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Continue stashing Bauer, drop Bauer and grab Hultzen, or grab Oswalt when he comes off waivers? I can still afford the wait with stashing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT, I’d grab Oswalt

  114. moses says:
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    love the family man shout-out. nic cage would be proud.

    how come ya only do 1 or 2 sells btw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @moses, Cause they’re more complicated…

    • chata says:
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      @moses,

      Grey has the “hoarder” gene .

  115. Bosmosis says:
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    Grab Rizzo or Belt?
    Hultzen or Baeur?

    Thanks, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bosmosis, Belt…Hultzen

  116. The Sawce says:
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    Hey Grey
    Corey Hart or Cespedes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Sawce, Hart

  117. Grey's da man! says:
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    Middlebrooks, Duda, Ike or Laroche?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Ike

  118. Grey's da man! says:
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    In a shallow 8 team league, is Rizzo worth owing over Choo or Hosmer?

    What about Hultzen over E Jax, D Hudson or Wainwright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Nope… Nope…

  119. Grey's da man! says:
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    Please pick one to sit: I keep going back and forth, I sat Revere yesterday and missed out on the 4-4 with 2 SB’s – I am furthest behing in Sb’s and avg, figures. Daily locking lineups so have to decide before first game..

    Bruce home vs Duesning (LHP)
    Cruz home vs Outman
    Revere at Cin (Cueto)
    Rasmus at Mia (Johnson)
    P Alvarez home vs Scherzer

    Braun is already locked in. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, I would’ve sat Pedro

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        @Grey, Damn, went with Revere again, hoping Pedro stays hot!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Grey’s da man!, Yeah, hope so…

  120. Brandon says:
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    Two questions grey.
    1- I have Bauer stashed. Do I drop Jim to stash carpenter (non-keeper)
    2- I have Braun, trout, j upton, Stanton in OF. So I usually have N Cruz on my bench. Do I drop Cruz for Rizzo? I already have Pujols, so Rizzo would be more for “bye” replacement and/or trade value (much like Cruz for me)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brandon, 1. Who? 2. No

  121. Brandon says:
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    Drop him, not Jim Sorry

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brandon, Oh… ha… Was wondering… 1. I’d grab Carp….

  122. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Calling on RazzNation!

    Hate to get serious, but play League Manager for a moment with me (12-team, Roto). Would you be suspicious if the team in 8th place is trading Putz to the team in 2nd place (with a 6 in Saves) and getting a just-placed-on-the-DL Matt Joyce in return?

    The idea of vetoing a trade doesn’t sit right with me (I’ve never done it), but I’m failing to see the reasoning behind this swap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Doesn’t seem weird at all… Maybe I’m missing something…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Heh… now I feel like I’m missing something.

        1.) How does it help the team in 8th place to get a guy who just went on the DL?

        2.) The guy in 2nd place (with a 6 in Saves) can really use a closer to gain some ground.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Joyce has been good and he’s only supposed to be out a couple of weeks… Putz is just a closer who’s a sneeze away from the DL himself… Would I prefer Putz? Sure… Do I think the trade is that lopsided? Nah, not really… In the immortal words of Tim Gunn, I think you’re too close to the crap to smell the shizz…

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @Grey, Ha! Probably… this is why I sometimes like to have an outsider sniff the situation for me. Thank you, sir.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem… I know it’s frustrating when a top team makes a smart trade for its team…

              • Awesomus Maximus

                Awesomus Maximus says:
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                @Grey, I just didn’t get it… but in all honesty, I have no idea what Joyce has been doing this season. He hasn’t been on my radar at all, so I just saw a relative nobody on the DL getting traded for a full-time closer, so it looked odd.

  123. B.o.B says:
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    Richards vs. LAD or Quintana vs. Mil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards

  124. Ronkonkoma says:
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    I need a streamer for sunday. I need high K’s and a win. Who’s the add?
    Arrietta v was
    Minor @ bos
    Detweiler @ was
    lowe @ Hou
    Leake v min
    Noesi @ sd
    Richards v lad

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards, Detwiler…

  125. Grey's da man! says:
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    Ruggiano just made an incredible catch to steal a 2 rbi double from Lawrie. Top 10 play for sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, like that because I have Johnson going…

  126. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, i have dominated my league in almost all pitching categories until last week. My Problems since: Sanchez, Samardzija and Lynn to a lesser extent. What would you do? likes of Oswalt, Niese, Parker, Gee, Burnett and Doubront are available. Who would you cut, who to aquire?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz, I’d lose Samardzija for Burnett…

  127. B.o.B says:
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    Where would you put Rizzo among other 1B RoS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, He’s a wild card with upside… Could be better than Goldy, could be unusable…

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey, funny you mention Goldy, my follow up question was going to be would you drop Goldy for him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t…

  128. Prezii says:
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    @Chata, yeahh i made it home.. maybe without my pride though Haha!! fuckin cook… Way to pick me up after yellin at giants fans all night… Great game tho! I’ve never seen it that packed in oakland.. it looked like at&t last night! mostly giants fans..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, They should have Bubb Rubb throw out the first pitch in Oaktown.

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, oh the whistles, they go wooo wooo! Hahaha

  129. steve! says:
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    would it be worth it to drop hosmer for belt, reynolds , or ike davis? i also just traded youk for zimmerman- is he someone to drop as well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Reynolds over Zimmerman…

  130. Eddy says:
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    Grey,

    I’m glad I’ve stuck with Wilin Rosario the last two weeks (thanks!), but I was wondering if you’d still prefer him when Wil Myers gets called up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would, friend.

  131. Howard says:
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    @Grey I’ve been stashing Rizzo in a 12 teamer, Ike is on waivers. My other 1B are Goldy and Laroche. Do I drop R to the izzo for Ike? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I could see that…

  132. andfog says:
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    Parker, Samardzija, or Daniel Hudson? Pick two.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hudson, Parker

  133. Fletch says:
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    drop Tulo for Furcal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fletch, You don’t have DL room?

      • Fletch says:
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        @Grey, no DL room unfortunately

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No DL in your league or you have someone else stashed?

          • Fletch says:
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            @Grey, no DL in my league

          • Fletch says:
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            @Grey, I do have Scutaro at SS so what do you think about dropping Tulo for either E. Jackson or Bauer instead of Furcal?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Edwin

              • Fletch says:
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                @Grey, Thanks…you like Scutaro over Furcal or E. Cabrera by the way?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d go with EverCab for steals or Furcal…

  134. NyJacobs says:
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    i was offered aramis/zobrist/adam dunn/pettite

    for my

    beltre/cj wilson/ernesto

    take/pass? 10 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NyJacobs, Pass

  135. BigFatHippo says:
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    Dude, Belt or Jed Lowrie for CI the rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  136. Jon says:
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    Rank ROS: Kendrick, Espinosa, Zimmerman, LoMo, Saunders

  137. Ryan says:
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    Tori hunter or goldshmidt for utility postion ROS?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy….

  138. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    As soon as I pick up Nova he becomes a QS ND pitcher. You can’t make this stuff up, folks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try and pick up RyanZimmerman and see what he does…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, I’d have to trade for him, and there’s no one on my team who sucks bad enough to make a fair offer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Awesomus Maximus, Fair enough…

  139. Ryan says:
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    Lester is killing me?.would u drop for fister,garza,Oswalt?
    Have started him entire year…ugh..
    Or just hold and hope?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  140. Chris says:
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    good or bad? my kendrick and lynn for his dickey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good

  141. Jon says:
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    Hey Grey, rank ROS for me? Kendrick, Espinosa, Zimmerman, LoMo, Saunders

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Espinosa, LoMo, Saunders, Kendrick

  142. letsgobravos says:
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    Happy weekend folks!

    Reddick is heating back up again. Homers in back to back games with a side of legs today. Was starting to think my favorite ww beast was out of gas, looks like he still has some left in the tank.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Happy weekend to you! We got him in one league and have been enjoying his homeritude…

  143. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    My B… Nova came up one out short of the QS and the W. FMFBBL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn… See, now isn’t that worse than just a QS?

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Ha! “On a very special episode of Razzball Commentary, Grey teaches Awesomus the true meaning of quality.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Better than that Dudley bicycle shop episode…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so…

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey, Any chance Skaggs gets the call instead?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Herschel, I’d prefer that, but I think Bauer gets the call first…

    • chata says:
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      @Derrick,

      i never expected saunders to make it past april .
      it’s been a long wait .

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Derrick, Looks like it to me, Gibsons comment indicate they’re gonna give him a chance now.

      Annoying bit is he’s recently been dropped but due to week H2H acquisition limits I gotta wait till games start to pick up him…praying he’s still there by then!

  144. Jon says:
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    Following up from above, do you like Reynolds ROS more than any of Espinosa, LoMo, Saunders, Kendrick?

    • Jon says:
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      …wait, let me say it another way: you’d want Reynolds over any/ALL of those guys, correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do

  145. Poo Holes says:
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    RIZZO = TUESDAY!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who said?

  146. Derrick says:
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    J. Upton with a bomb.

    Watch out. He’s heating up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time…

  147. Prezii says:
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    You like middlebrooks or rizzo ROS? Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  148. Wilsonian says:
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    Storen not closing when he gets back, according to Davey. Drop him for McCarthy for tomorrow’s start and then lose him for Bauer?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian, Never mind, McCarthy has been scratched.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Wilsonian, wow…awesome news for us Clip owners!

  149. Steve says:
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    I’m here. What did I miss?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Oh, nothing. Just Rizzo’s getting called up on Tuesday.

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, You know me, not a hype follower.

        Got me some Belt in most of my leagues anyway. That said, I assumed Rizzo was owned in the RCL, but he wasn’t. Could have got him, but royce! Has him now…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Yeah, me neither… But I do have him in my keeper…

  150. Herschel says:
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    @Grey, who do you like next week for dh spot in weekly roto league?

    Rasmus (3 @ bos, 4 vs laa)
    Cespedes (3 @ sea, 4 @ tex)
    Middlebrooks (3 vs tor, 4 @ sea)

    Also, assuming lawrie over middlebrooks for 3b?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Herschel, Rasmus

  151. Grey's da man! says:
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    rauch or parnell to replace FF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parnell

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        @Grey, sweet, just picked him up. Parnell over the other relievers as well right? Hoping FF injury’s is serious, I’m an awful person lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Grey’s da man!, Parnell over who?

  152. Jays Fan says:
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    What do you make of Anibal Sanchez’s struggles of late. I know you were high on him coming into the year. Will he right the ship? I have a chance to move Romero for him…is it worth just going for that or do I try to see what it would take to get Cueto instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jays Fan, I think he’s going to be okay, unless he’s injured…

  153. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Im up by 25 pts on the 1st place team going into Sunday.
    On top of Anibal and Zimmermann blowing it… my streamer Brett Cecil poops himself.
    Oh and Latos scratched from his start on Sunday, ok…
    What, Marcum put on the DL and wont pitch at all awesome…
    So, Buchholz is ill so he is scratched from making his start on Sunday too, neat…
    Oh, and then i pickup the wrong DICK to stream on Sunday too! FUCK!! (Picked up Clayton Richard instead of Garrett Richards)
    My pitching has given me an ulcer this week!
    Fuck my FBB Life.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, Wow… That’s a pretty terrible string…

  154. Ryan says:
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    Do u like Rizzo over Seager ROS?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, Yup

  155. chata says:
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    felix hernandez picked up the W , yesterday !!

    since this only occurs , on average , 12-13 times per year ,
    (career 90 wins /220 starts) , it is definitely cause for celebration .

    as the self-appointed , unauthorized , spokesperson for all King Felix owners ,
    i would just like to say , to 11/12ths of razzball nation , “kmia” .
    (the “i” stands for internet) .

    carry on .
    and have a nice day .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, 12 times a year is twice a month… Not a biggie…

  156. Grey's da man! says:
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    currently have middlebrooks in my util spot. Rizzo an upgrade? Or I guess worth the risk now that middlebrooks has an everyday job? If so, how much would you bid on him? $100 budget, $60 left

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, I’d bid $11

  157. Grey's da man! says:
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    also, would you pickup Chris Nelson and drop espinoza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Nope

  158. Alex

    Alex Vakselis says:
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    Jew to Jew. Any correlation between Ike Davis constantly getting sick, and the assumed over coddling he received growing up the son of a Jewish mother?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex Vakselis, My mother’s Sicilian.

  159. Grey's da man! says:
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    who would you drop between cahill, oswalt and hultzen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill

  160. Elwood blues says:
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    NL only 4×4 12-team keeper: my Goldie $22
    for his Cozart $7 and S.Marte ($5/2yr minor)
    Or hold onto Goldie at $22?
    Building towards next year.

    Also, my Alonso $15 for Minor $5?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Minor… I’d take Cozart, Marte

  161. Mike says:
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    I have belt and goldscmidt …would u drop either for rizzo??
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike, I wouldn’t…

  162. Mike says:
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    I picked up Benoit in case valverde out for a while…Or would u rather have Perkins as Capps could be out
    Only have one spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perkins

  163. Mike says:
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    Do you think Trevor Bauer will get the call for Thursdays start? If you do is he worth a start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much fix to put him in a weekly lineup…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      *risk… Sorry autocorrect…

    • Eddy says:
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      @Mike, He was pulled after only 50 pitches in his start today. I think he makes his debut Thursday.

  164. jaw says:
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    trade espinosa for krispie? i have utley coming off the DL on weds. 12 team h2h

    my OF currently is stanton, pence, jennings, viciedo, maybin, belt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw, If you wanna give it a try, sure… Sounds like a terrible move, but you know that from the post you’re commenting on…

      • jaw says:
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        @Grey, what about espinosa and maybin for alex gordon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair, I’d gamble on Gordon…

  165. Jon says:
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    So with Paulino likely out for the season, is he a guy you stash in a deep keeper league? Or will his injury/recovery make him a bad option in ’13, as well.

    I could drop him for Ogando, Luebke, Reimold, Lucroy, Joe Saunders, Lorenzo Cain, Ramos, Carp, Madson, Soria…

    I’m not necessarily looking for someone who will matter much in ’12, but they’d need to be worth keeping going into ’13.

    • Jon says:
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      Throw Brett Anderson’s name into that mix, too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Forget Paulino… Try Cain for now…

  166. Elwood blues says:
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    Thanks for the help , here’s another offer
    NL only 4×4 12-team keeper:
    My Headley ($18) Werth ($23) and
    EverCab ($10) for McCutch ($15)??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take McCutchen

  167. Mrobs says:
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    Aroldis just blew another save…. Sean Marshall is an add everywhere IMO.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  168. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Adam Lind could be back in the bigs Monday.

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @VinWins, Francisco and Lind up; Cooper and McCoy to the minors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Would he have room in the lineup?

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey, Figure he’ll play 1st; Encarnacion back to full-time DH.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @VinWins, Gotcha

  169. jaw says:
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    drop arencibia for one of wilin rosario, rmart, salvador perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

  170. Eddy says:
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    Bauer was pulled after 50 pitches today. Speculation that it’s because he’s going to make his debut on Thursday.

    • royce! says:
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      @Eddy, Nice! I told myself yesterday to check on his pitch count this afternoon but totally forgot. Who needs remembering when you’ve got razzball? (Actually, I still do- I forgot to set my lineup yesterday and had Josh Johnson on the bench…fortunately, I started Colby Lewis! Yay!)

  171. Eddy says:
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    Also, Marshall of KRod as a speculative add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marshall

  172. Jay says:
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    Drop Smoak for Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  173. vinko says:
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    Youkilis to the White Sox. Red Sox get Utility player and a pitcher – names to follow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up, friend!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Stewart and Lillibridge apparently.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Just odds and ends…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, I wonder where Youk will hit? The middle of that lineup should be pretty tough to get through.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d imagine he’ll be somewhere in there, maybe 5th…

  174. Adam says:
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    Would u pick up Bauer now off of waivers?
    Or would u rather have fister,Parker,Burnett,garza,Oswalt
    Need a solid starter badly!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam, Yes, over Oswalt

  175. Sagnof specialist says:
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    Drop howie kendrick for espinoza?
    Or will kendrick heat up in second half

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sagnof specialist, Sure…

  176. Herschel says:
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    @Grey,with youk gone, still starting lawrie over middlebrooks in weekly roto leagues?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Herschel, Yes

  177. The G says:
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    F@*&ing Aroldis is Chap(ping my ass)Man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The G, Ha

  178. Steve says:
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    Just dropped a DL’d McCarthy to grab Lind in the RCL.

    Good move?

    Note the past tense there, leaguemates…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Yeah, I grabbed him in the RCL too… Here’s luck to us both…

  179. Derrick says:
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    Drop Delgado, E. Santana or Edwin Jackson for Bauer?

    • Derrick says:
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      @Derrick, Or Cahill.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delgado

  180. Steve says:
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    Cobb not starting. Booooo.

  181. Hosmer's Ho's says:
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    Do you mind ranking these SP’s going forward?

    Bauer, Ervin, Edwin, Cobb and Cahill?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin, Bauer, Cahill

  182. Prezii says:
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    Its offical, Bauer to make his debut on thursday! Can i get a hell yeah??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw sookie

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Prezii, Hell yeah! Just dropped Storen’s useless, dead carcass for him.

  183. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you drop Viciedo to take a shot on Lind in a 16 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  184. Prezii says:
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    Damn norris just got his first HR in style… walk off 3 run bomb!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, very nice…

  185. Steve says:
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    OK to start Milone @ SEA tomorrow? Them Mariners been hitting lately.

    Though not today…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him vs. the Mariners…

  186. Steve says:
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    Would you start Wood v NYM?

    It’s H2H…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would, amigo.

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Chur, bro.

  187. letsgobravos says:
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    Led literally the entire week in one league by 10-3 or 11-2 up until late yesterday when it tightened up to 9-5. Was facing a moron who is holding, wait for it….7 guys on the DL on his team. Including Grady Sizemore, Utley, and Steven Drew. He has left Longo and Stubbs in his lineup the entire time they have been on the DL. Obviously I murdered this laughable MASH unit on counting stats, right? Wrong. I’m not even having that bad of a week with 30 runs, 35 RBIs, 9 homers, a .280 average and a .350 OBP. Dude’s 7 man team just took the lead by 1 on runs, HRs, and tied me on 2Bs. He leads 7-6 overall. Only batter I have left is Kinsler and he’s already 0-1…FMFBBL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that’s really tough…

    • chata says:
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      @letsgobravos,

      that’s funny stuff .
      let’s see Grey work that into one of his columns .
      sure beats the hell out of his usual observation that 35% of espn
      teams are abandoned by the asb .
      here’s one that’s actually winning .

  188. TheNewGuy says:
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    Nice to see you again A-Gonz, where have you been the last effing month!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For serious.

  189. Adam says:
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    Parnell,Perkins,or Benoit for closer?
    One spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam, Parnell

  190. Mike says:
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    Parker,fister or Bauer ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike, Bauer

  191. letsgobravos says:
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    Yo Grey, trying to decide who to drop for Bauer. My weakest pitchers are Cahill and Parker…My team’s ERA is 4+ for the season so I’m leaning towards dumping Cahill.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Sure, that works…

  192. letsgobravos says:
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    WTF happened to Pujols playing 3b this week? Just checked and he started every game this week at 1b…only needed 2 more starts to get 3b eligible in yahoo leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Not sure…

  193. sos says:
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    14 team salary cap dynasty which side? edwin jackson ($6) through 2012 or peacock ($1) through 2014/bourjos ($4) through 2013? Attempting to shore up my starters for a run at it this year but don’t wanna give up too much…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin…

    • chata says:
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      @sos,

      i think bourjos has scheduled off-season surgery , has he not ?

  194. Chillmodious says:
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    Hi Grey…hope you’re having a nice weekend. Would love some advice with the following pitching roster in mind:

    SPs – Greinke, Hanson, Anibal, Lynn, Samardzija, McCarthy, Cahill
    RPs – Wilhelmsen, Perez, Casilla, (Santos & Bailey on DL)

    ————————

    With some pitchers hitting the DL lately, I’m thinking of dropping one of my two rehabbing closers in order to DL McCarthy. I would then have an open spot for a pitcher off the wire, where Bauer/Nova/Glen Perkins/Parnell are available. So…. 1) Which of Santos/Bailey/McCarthy gets dropped?; and 2) Who fills the open spot out of Bauer/Nova/Perkins/Parnell?

    Thanks for your guidance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Bailey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too, man!

  195. Chillmodious says:
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    Sorry… From above, who are you losing Bailey for? With the above roster in mind and Bauer/Nova/Parnell/Perkins as the options. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  196. elwood blues says:
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    With Bass gone fishing on the DL, I need to pick up a pitcher.. who do you like: Richard, Rauch, Boxberger, Gregerson?
    How would you rank ‘em?

    NL Only 4×4 Keeper – out of contention — so is there a long-term flier on a closer-type here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These aren’t good options… Skaggs around? Shelby Miller?

      • elwood blues says:
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        @Grey, nope..deep league. we can stash minor leaguers, both are already rostered.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @elwood blues, Then who else is out there? Gotta be better names than these schmohawks…

  197. letsgobravos says:
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    What are your thoughts on Frank Frank going forward? Minimum stay on the DL or is this oblique issue going to keep him out longer? I don’t have any room on my DL and he is one of 4 closers on my team, but I’m leaning towards holding him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, I think he’ll probably be out 2 to 3 weeks…

  198. TheNewGuy says:
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    Dunno if been mentioned, Youuuuk traded to the chi sox.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Yeah, someone mentioned above…

  199. Steve says:
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    Twitter just told me that Cliff Lee hasn’t won since September 26th last year.

    “Weak”, said Murray Chass.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Ha!

  200. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    I’m confused… Who is Minnesota’s closer for now? Some reports say Capps is heading to the DL and Perkins is taking over and others report he is improving.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tggq21, Perkins and Burton…

  201. letsgobravos says:
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    Stretched my unbeaten streak to 9 weeks in one league. Lost the first week and tied weeks 2 and 3, but I’ve won 7 straight with a 82-43-7 overall record after this week. /lookatmepost

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Very nice…

  202. anarchy burger says:
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    hey guys- our trade deadline is tonight for non keepers and my head is spinning. is anibel sanchez close to bauer??? i know hes been terrible recently but i’d also get nelson cruz for bj upton. should i throw in bauer for anibel if i can get n cruz as an upgrade for bj???? help!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @anarchy burger, Not really sure the question…

  203. Herschel says:
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    @Grey, thoughts on holding two shortstops while tulo is out in a weekly roto league? Currently have Plouffe and want to pick up evercab for some sb help or should I just ron popeil one of them and use the roster spot elsewhere? Alternative pick up would be stashing Cashner (stashnering?).

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Herschel, I’d go with two SS for now…

  204. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Rank middlebrooks, youk and mini donkey please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @I’m Keith Hernandez, Mini, Middlebrooks…

  205. anarchy burger says:
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    i traded bauer, bj upton i got anibel and n cruz. 5×5 12 team mixed. did i do alright??? anibel scares me. did i get slapped???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah… Nah, it’s cool… Looks like a solid trade…

      • anarchy burger says:
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        @Grey, thank you my over the internet friend.

  206. Chris says:
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    choose two to start this week, latos, hudson or mcdonald

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris, No idea who Hudson is, McDonald…

  207. Wilsonian says:
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    Who would you rather play right now: Aramis or Moose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Aramis

  208. B.o.B says:
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    Have Frank Frank…pick up Parnell, Perkins, Janssen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Parnell

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        since you’ve said that you think the chair-slinger will only be out
        2-3 weeks , and now recommend parnell the preferred rp over janssen ,
        that can only mean one of two things :
        1) when frank-frank comes back in 2-3 weeks , he will not step back
        into the closer role , or ,
        2) santos will be back sooner than 2-3 weeks and will take over closing
        duties in toronto , thus supplanting janssen .

        which is it , please ?

  209. Steve says:
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    Hard to like Richard @ HOU on Wednesday, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Yeah

  210. Mike says:
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    Parker or Oswalt to stream on wednesday?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike, I don’t know their matchups… Parker…

  211. Horse says:
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    14 team.

    Any thoughts on this trade:

    Give Krispie
    Get Michael Saunders

    Thanks

    • chata says:
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      @Horse,

      i’m in two 14 team keeper leagues .
      in both , michael saunders is the top ranked player on the fa list ,
      and has been for some time .

  212. Herschel says:
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    @Grey, start chapman in weekly roto league next week? Alternative would be to start Marshall or replace him with a starter (oswalt vs det or burnett @ phi)?

    Thanks.

  213. ruah says:
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    I have both Laroche and Rizzo but Youk and Lind are available. Make a swap in any way?

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