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Albert Pujols and his owners are not not not gonna have a good time the rest of 2013 thanks to a partially torn plantar fascia ligament in his foot.  It must be hard to stamp out fasciasm when it affects one’s foot – especially when the leader of the movement is so menacing.  Pujols has clearly been a shadow of his former self but he still has been the 6th most valuable 1B (not counting guys with other position eligibility) according to our Season-to-Date Player Rater. For those of you without a built-in replacement at 1B like the Angels (Mark Trumbo), I recommmend just playing matchups via the Hitter-tron and hope you luck into a few hot streaks. Or, if you’ve got surplus at a position, trade for a dependable 1B to save yourself the joy of deciding between the Yonder Alonsos on the waiver wire.

Anyway, here are some other notes from the weekend. (And a shout-out to Grey ‘Iron Man’ Albright who is taking a night off with the Cougar’s family whom, I assume, live in a pink house somewhere in Indiana)…

Alfonso Soriano – 4 for 5 with a HR, 3 RBI, and a walk-off single. It’s like he turned back the clock and played at the age he said he was his first time around with the Yankees.

Wil Myers – 3 for 4 with 2 HR, 4 RBI. That’s the 8th time in 9 games that he has had multiple hits. I don’t think the rest of the Rays offense has managed 2+ hits in 8 of the last 9 games.

Derek Jeter – Hit a HR on the first pitch he saw from Matt Moore. He just pretended he was at a bar and the first bit…uh, person he saw was Mandy Moore.

Wilson Ramos – 2-for-4 with a grand slam and 5 RBIs. Doubtful he’ll be useful outside of deep leagues this year but he has shown a solid bat for catcher in the past. Plus, if you say Wilson ‘Catcher’ Ramos fast enough, you might catch one of Derek Jeter’s hand-me-downs.

Jose Fernandez – 8 IP, 2 ER, struck out BuKKKKKKKKKKKKKos (13 if you lost count). He now has an ERA/WHIP of 2.71/1.04 with over a K an inning. I would be surprised if he pitched much after September 1st (when he hits around 150 IP) but this has been a great rookie season. If only Grey didn’t drop him for Tyler Colvin in RCL.

Giancarlo Stanton – Went 7-for-9 with 4 BBs in the 3-game set against Pittsburgh, with 4 R/2 HR/3 RBI. He is now only 13 HRs behind Pedro Alvarez for the NL HR lead. I think that lead will be less than double digits by the end of next week.

Rajai Davis – 1 for 3 with a BB, no R, no RBI, and 4 SB?!?! Gah, why didn’t I just stream him instead of How I Met Your Mother’s Jason Kubel? They need to consider Rajai like a starting pitcher. Start him once every 5 games and note it under Probable SAGNOF in the game previews.

Justin Masterson and Ubaldo Jimenez – Gave up 0 ER to the Rangers over 15 2/3 IP this weekend (7 2/3 IP for Masterson, 8 IP for Ubaldo). Masterson now has 153 Ks in 99.9 IP this year. He had 159 and 158 K’s in 2011/2012 over 206 and 216 IP. Ubaldo remains a high-risk/high-reward streaming candidate for shallow leagues given his solid K-rate and inconsistency (this was his first start of more than 6 IP in his last 10 starts and 5 of the 10 were below $0 in value).

Jhonny Peralta – Hit a Grand Slam on Sunday, giving him 10 Jhomers, 53 RBIs, and a .305 AVG so far on the year. 6th most valuable SS so far on the season. I thought this guy was toast a couple years ago and he’d be out of the league before the guy he replaced (Vizquel) – like what happened with Miguel Tejada and Bobby Crosby. What a run for the Tigers in terms of heavy hitters – Miggy, Fielder, V-Mart, Jhonny, Delmon Young during those playoff runs. They should recruit Ndamukong Suh from the Lions to play 2B while Infante is hurt.

Miguel Cabrera – Miggy owners must have gone through both Ticker Tease and Ticker Shock on Sunday as the Tigers scored 12 runs and Miggy went 0 for 1 and left the game for a pinch-hitter. It wasn’t a flare-up of the hip injury that sidelined him a few games this week (note: he turns into Pujols 2013 in 3 years, right?) – he just got ejected arguing a strike call. My guess is he said, “I’m not the only one in the batter’s box who’d fail a breathalyzer test”

David Ortiz – 4-for-4 with a HR, 2 R, and 2 RBI against the Orioles. He now has 20 HRs and a sick .329 AVG. Teams should add the 3B to the infield shift and have the pitcher do a Mitch Williams and fall towards 3B after the pitch.

Manny Machado – The Village People’s favorite 3B went 0-for-4 and his AVG as now sunk under .300 for the first time since April. His AVG is creeping down towards the Mendoza line for the month of July. He’s just like any kid his age – slacking off during summer vacation.

Ian Desmond – 4-for-4 with 3 runs and 2 RBI. On pace to just about match last year’s breakthrough campaign. Meanwhile, Danny Espinosa’s name is going to be recycled as a TV procedural detective who is trying to get his life back on track after a demotion cost him his job and his partner.

Carlos Torres – The Met rookie followed up two decent starts with a clunker against the Nats (3 IP, 8 ER). It’s a hard time for New Yorkers going by the name of Carlos.

Denard Span – 4-for-4 with a HR. This must’ve been his first exciting stat line all year. There’s a reason he’s a grade below C-SPAN.

Travis Wood – Got the Win over the Giants with a 7 IP, 0 ER (1 R), 7 Ks start and his 3rd HR of the year. He’s now at a 2.79/1.07 in 130 IP. When you start looking at the standings and can’t figure out why others are doing better than you in ERA/WHIP, it’s because of guys like this (note the ~6 K/9 and .240 BABIP as reasons not to buy into T. Wood too much)

Nick Franklin – Franklin bashed two HRs on Sunday – giving him 10 for the year in only 195 AB. I’m probably going to lose an AL-only league because I blanked and didn’t bid for him when he got called up. On the plus side, I drafted Pujols and Lance Berkman as my 1B and CI….damn soft spot for old players.

Tyson Ross – The Hodgepadre (and one-time MediOAKer) threw 8 scoreless innings with 7 Ks against the Diamondbacks. Serves the D-Backs right for sitting ‘brother from suburban, Regis & Katie Lee-loving mother’ Cody Ross who has dressed for lesser pitchers. Please note that media reports have incorrectly said the game occurred in Arizona. That can’t be true.

Patrick Corbin – Fell to 12-2 after giving up a whole run to the Padres in 8 IP. He now has a 2.24/0.99 ERA/WHIP and solid K’s over 140 IP. See note on Travis Wood and double the font size.

Jason Heyward – HRs on Friday and Sunday. Welcome to 2013, Jason.

Tony Cingrani – The Apertif went 7 IP, 2 baserunners, 11 Ks. You know it’s a good year for rookie pitchers when even Dusty manages not to screw one up.

Nelson Cruz – Ron Washington made a Nellie Cruz sandwich on Saturday batting Engel Beltre and Adrian Beltre before/after Cruz. Nellie felt like the G to the Beltre H’s.

Alex Rodriguez – The likely unfounded media rumors are that A-Rod might get suspended through 2014. That would totally give Grey and I enough time to pitch A-Rod a reality show titled “Razzing A-Rod” where we just hang out with A-Rod and veil everything in a cloak of sarcasm that his alien personality cannot recognize. Here’s the treatment for the first episode: We ask A-Rod if we can meet his friends. He takes us to his media room where he pulls out the Friends DVD collection (A-Rod, “This show is so much cooler than Seinfeld!”). He laughs approximately 0.4 seconds after the laugh track begins on every joke and 1.5 seconds after the laugh track ends (A-Rod, “Joey’s favorite food is sandwiches. Ha!”). We play along when A-Rod asks us to play F***/Marry/Workout With (A-Rod, “I’d f*** Lisa Kudrow…in a couple of years, am i right”?). We then ask A-Rod if he can show us some dance moves to see how closely it mirrors Jean Claude Van Damme in Kickboxer.

  1. Mike says:
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    lol, thought i was mad from dropping Fernandez for Wheeler in my NL only league last year…Colvin…Dang..

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Hahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: I thought it was Shawn Colvin, and Cougar asked me to pick her up Lilith Fair tickets and this was the next best thing…

  2. Tang says:
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    holy shit on the a-rod reality show. sell it to tim and eric. great job.

  3. EmporersMonkey says:
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    I’m glad in all the pre season studying I did there was no mention of Pujols in all the magazines and websites that I read. Even though the problem has been an issue for several years and worsened, I didn’t hear a fucking thing about it until the day after I drafed him. No way I would have taken him in any league had I known. I’m pretty stoked right now.

    • EmporersMonkey says:
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      @EmporersMonkey: Edit: “No mention of Pujols’ ailing foot in all the magazines…”

      Time to stop drinking.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EmporersMonkey: I knew what ya meant… Well there was the knee issue thing, he had offseason minor surgery, so that wasn’t a good start

  4. Alky Sobrera says:
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    Holy crap colvin? Wow…

    Adam jones/scherzer or mccutchen/kuroda/melancon.

    Feel silly even asking, as I think left side for sure, but I also rejected that offer and went with Anabelle Sanchez straight up for melancon (team is really hurting for Ks).

    Thoughts on both/either/neither/egypt?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Alky Sobrera: Tough to take Egypt right now… Country is in turmoil… Yeah probably left side up top, depends on saves/pitching need for the other, think you did fine.

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Ya, I figured cutch is still the better hitter, though I have jones on every single team I drafted before the season (and none in the midseason drafts b/c first rounder everywhere, lol). Was really hard to pass up on scherzer’s Ks though.

        As for the 2nd deal, I still have perkins, parnell, and benoit, so I’m fine in saves (yahoo standard 5×5 12 team roto). Just need those serious Ks.

        Thanks JB!

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @Grey:

        Hah! Bet the last jo-fer start had ya singin “I want it back.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  5. Fister Furbush says:
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    H2H points league

    Pick one to start

    Hellickson vs ARIZ

    Anibal Sanchez vs WASH (Stras)

    Lynn @ Pit @ Cin

    Thanks dude(s)!

    – Mr.Fister

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fister Furbush: I’d probably double up on Lynn, like how he doubles up on the buffet line.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @JB Gilpin: dude he lost like 35 pounds and a redneck beard this offseason. Parts of that are coming back though, i think.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @goodfold2: I have only seen him once this year and he still looked big… Maybe he gave up on Jenny Craig…

          • DamnYuDarvish says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            Is that Allen’s sister?

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @DamnYuDarvish: Haha, well she used to be before the diet…

  6. Yeshcheese says:
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    Isn’t Rajai the limo-taxi driver in HIMYM? Ha!

    Mother Greyesa was joking last week about ESPN-blurbs that cockblock your trades, eg “sell this guy to an unsuspecting owner.” BUT the real fantasy world revolves around Grey and Rudy!!!

    Therefore please show some to G COLE. I can’t sell him in keeper or redraft cause everyone thinks he’s a Clohse!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Yeshcheese: Haha! Yeah he is sorta Clohse Karadashian… I mean, dude is awesome and showing huge K potential!

  7. Yeshcheese says:
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    Who is starting Garza v LAA and Doubront v TB tonight? Both too hot to sit right?

    JoFer gets the Indians on Fri. Curious how that will go.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Yeshcheese: Yea definitely gotta start both. Might be another big K game in that one for JoFer with Mark Reynolds out there haha

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Yeshcheese: And Drew Stubbs…

  8. Mike says:
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    Do you see Jennry Mejia providing anything ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Nah not really…

  9. bossmanjunior says:
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    @Rudy

    Should I drop J. Parker (vTEX, @TOR, vHOU, vSEA) and Erasmo (@BAL, vMIL, @TB, @OAK) for any of these schmohawks:

    Lincecum: @TB, vMIL, @NAT, vBOS
    Miley: @TB, vTB, vBAL, @PIT
    Porcello: vCHW, @NYY, @CHW, vMIN
    Nolasco: @CHC, @STL, vTB, @PHI
    Milone: vTEX, @TOR, vHOU, vSEA
    Santiago: @DET, vNYY, vDET, @MIN

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      @bossmanjunior:

      Guru already gave me his blessing on Porcello. Im a little afraid to pick up Timmy, never owned him and he gets my Rays next. If none of those are ROS types, I could pick up Nolasco and Porcello just for their next starts at the very least, as those seem to be the best. It’s a h2h league.

      Thank you sir

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Yea Parker’s schedule and first inning meltdown yesterday has me agreeing with above. I’ve always loved Porcello most of this yr

  10. Ty's Klansman Hood says:
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    Hey Ruuudy!

    His Stanton for my Lester/Gardner. Thoughts?

  11. Chris says:
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    Love this site…need to drop a benchwarmer…do we drop Luke Scott or Christian yelich? Thanx !

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Chris: scott only played 3 games last week due to rain and/or lefties. he had 1 single. this week he has 3 lefties and a day off. Just make sure not to play yelich vs lefties if possible.And, if you’re like me keep benching Upton for Yelich until Upton makes you look stupid. Be careful though, as i lost 200 last year benching Upton on his best day of the year.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: Thanks for reading! Yeah I think Scott is droppable, but like Yelich vs. righties as stated above

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Thanks! Scott

  12. TheNewGuy says:
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    Rays @ BOS then @ NYY now back to @ BOS again? What a f’ed up schedule.

    Oh well Ive got Price going and hes a pitch anywhere kinda guy. Bit worried they are gonna take revenge out on him this time though.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Yea I could see that too, but no way you can sit him…

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @TheNewGuy:

      Its a make up game…

  13. TheNewGuy says:
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    Stultz, Redmond (who?), or E-Jax? Diggin deep.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @TheNewGuy: E-Jax by far.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Probably EJax unless Stultz has a string of Petco comin up

  14. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    cool, we get rudy monday. Can’t believe I’ve never heard that nickname for Cingrani. Should catch on. I just adopted a deep bench 11 team roto league (was 12 they kicked out the guy leading the league or he quit or something, but commissioner didn’t think it fair to let some newbie just take over best team so we’re chopping it up, don’t know who I got yet) with (RF,LF,CF,OF,MI,CI) positions and 2 C. League has cool categories like K/BB instead of K’s, 5 RP slots, net saves and steals (which really make more sense anyway), but holds instead of net holds. Problem is my team is great at net saves with Holland/Frereri (want to get rid of him)/Veras/Parnell but other than Fien (who i just added today) nobody really is open for holds (plus these 8th inning guys usually have the best K/BB in all of baseball). SP was so bad i had to simply throw away Guthrie/Hanson/Richards/(soon)Gallardo. But the overall numbers are terrible in QS/wins/era/whip. Idea is to trade some OF/MI/CI/closer(s) for SP and/or holds guys possibly steals. which of these are expendable first
    OF fowler/soriano/victorino/bruce/rasmus i could replace one of these with yelich
    MI/CI (in the draft i may have gotten desmond, if so cozart’s gone)cozart/rendon/arenado/lowrie. also have votto/beltre/seager/rizzo but those 4 aren’t going anywhere,as this league might turn into a keeper. I’ve stashed braun/bogaerts/gray accordingly in NA slots.
    no pickup limit (my first time ever, it’s like first time away from home as a kid) so i can stream till i’m dead (mcallister today).
    1.which guys are best traded first for SP’s who are actually good or holds guys. i’m thinking freri/soriano maybe other closers after i try to pick some up at trade deadline. There about 5 teams that are really weak in OF homer hitters to trade soriano to. I’ll try to find those with saves needs but medium SP and holds guys. this team was around 12 out of 15 due to it’s terrible SP’s.
    thanks Rudy.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Probably Rasmus then Soriano. Yeah I was gonna say sell Soriano while his name might be a bit hot right now too.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @JB Gilpin: exactly, this team is good at homers and but is really bad at K’s, which are a category. Espn’s all about this “superstar” “savior” coming home to save their “playoff hopes” and other assorted b.s. Joyce/Yelich/vicideo are all other LF on waivers.

  15. chunk says:
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    I am surprised SON is only lukewarm on Ervin @ MIN (8.5). Are you guys as skeptic?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @chunk: might have a point, but go back to the start of the year, doesn’t it seem like a HIGH number for ervin santana from SON? Like seeing a Liriano start above like a 6.

      • chunk says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I hear ya, I own liriano too. In fact, I think SON likes him a little TOO much vs. STL (17.5!)

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @chunk: i’ve had liriano since mid may. Crazy how terrible he could be for like 6 years and now this. in that same league i almost have all the PIT SP. Not Locke/Morton/Gomez. but all of the others.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chunk: Hmmmm yea interesting, I’m not skeptic at all

  16. Chris J says:
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    Plenty of season left for Dusty to screw it up.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris J: The toothpick comes out and a veteran comes in

  17. TheNewGuy says:
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    Anymore thoughts oh Shelby lasting the full year. Been turned down on offers for no2 type starters such as Shields, Grienke, Moore, Hamels. Do I need to drop another tier and go for guys like Lester, CJ, Erv, Ryu?

    JB do you ever sleep man? Hope they pay you well for this!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Hah, no sleep for the restless! Let’s just say the daiquiri bar hath many bar tab paid byeth Grey. But not really… Haha, I have maintained I think they stretch him out to the end of the year, especially since they’re still clawing for postseason. Yea you’ll probably have to move down a tier, maybe offer for one of those guys and a low tier closer

  18. SetPhaserstoDL says:
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    Chris Davis and Manny Machado for Paul Goldschmidt and Ryan Zimmermann in standard 5×5?

    What’s wrong with Cliff Lee and his recent case of gopheritis?

    What level of player should I expect to get in return for Yasiel Puig at this time?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @SetPhaserstoDL: I’d take the O’s. Cliff Lee has always been a zone attacker and it gets him into trouble sometimes. Top 50ish, but maybe even more if you can get it

  19. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Thoughts on Adam LaRoche? I know he’s normally a second half guy, but him being something like 3 for 32 since the break is concerning.

    Drop or hold?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: 10 or 12 team, no problem dropping… Thought he’d start hitting around now too

  20. ichirosan says:
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    Can MLB suspend Melky already so that I can pickup the King of SAGNOF once more?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ichirosan: Haha – he and a lot of others would probably appeal though

  21. JonB says:
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    SON sort of likes Beachy today, but we have to bench him for this one, right?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JonB: I don’t trust him at all yet

  22. Terse

    Terse says:
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    Can we please do this TV show?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Terse: Yes!

  23. Jorge says:
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    H2h. Standard espn weekly points league.

    Pick 3 pitchers. Fister vs. chi sox. Burnett vs stl and Colorado. Colon vs Toronto. Lohse at chi cubs and vs. wash.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jorge: Even though he has the best numbers, I bench Colon I think

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jorge: Agree with JB

  24. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Is Alfonso like the Cher of FBB because he’s turning back time?

    We know what to call the lovers of the youngsters, but what about the lovers of the golden oldies, ie Pujols and Berkman owners?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Haha, but not turning it back that much… Well, I think you call them Grey! The Cougar Hunter!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I’m not sure about that, but I keep having words like Buick, Geritol and Metamucil popping in my head

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: Sounds like a party to me…. Or party supplies for the next Carnival Cruise disaster

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Pujols went in the top ten this year so no one was expecting this…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: of course not, but as we say around here, “he can do that on someone else’s team”

        In my buddy’s keeper league, they had an early season McCutchen for Pujols deal, and I was the only one who thought the guy that got Pujols was a f**king idiot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, nice trade for McCutchen… “He can do that on someone else’s team” is how I feel about the Astros pen…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: and drafting MOST players on the Phillies this year

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup, except Brown

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: that’s why I said most

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup

  25. Rob says:
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    Dynasty league. Would you trade Sano for Sale.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rob: I would

  26. PhatBoy71 says:
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    Trade Kimbrel for Jose Fernandez ? 6 player keeper league .

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @PhatBoy71: Yea I probably would if JoFer would be your final keeper

  27. Lopes says:
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    In a weekly H2H pick 4: CarGo, Jennings, Beltran, Rios, Cespedes

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lopes: I’d look at matchups, probably benching Beltran

  28. strugglingteam says:
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    drop yelich for mike morse? Team is struggling and unsure if I’ll make the playoffs in a standard, non-keeper 5×5 league

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @strugglingteam: I think I’d hold Yelich, yea Morse might have a tad more upside, but like Yelich more.

  29. Sanfran says:
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    Taijuan Walker

    If I miss on MR to closer due to trade stashes at the trade deadline guys, thoughts on adding Jones.

    Heard some ‘perts pumping this guy like Steve Garvey at a swingers convention.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sanfran: Which Jones? Sorry confused…

        • sanfran1966 says:
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          @Sanfran: @Sanfran:

          Because Taiwan Jones is a crappy Oakland Raiders RB !!!!

          • WWGaudinD? says:
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            @sanfran1966: Al Davis– “what!? The guy is sooooo fast tho!”

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Sanfran: Hahaha, I got ya now. Yea I like Walker for a stash, could see 5 solid starts with nice Ks this year

  30. AJ says:
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    Matt Harrison a good DL stash? Or not expecting much from him this year?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AJ: Nah, not expecting much

  31. Ernie says:
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    Should I start Hefner @Mia today. He was a shaky in last outings.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ernie: Yeah but love the matchup I probably would

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ernie: Yeah, gotta start him, or drop him

  32. Sniff Test says:
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    Ruf or Eaton worth rolling with in a DH spot over Rickie Weeks?

  33. Mike says:
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    In order of least likely to most likely, which of these 3 OFers will fall off a cliff offensively if I pick them up today:

    Lagares/Viciedo/Urrutia

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Lagares

  34. Frank White says:
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    Sup Rudy… Who do you like better to pickup cause I need to drop Smoak. Yonder, Nick Franklin, Schierholz or Johnny Peralta??

  35. T Moore says:
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    Mr.Rudy: As soon as the Angels pack it in for 2013 – which cannot be far off – Uncle Albert is going down for the count…

    Having suffered from “Plantar Fasciitis” repeated times in my life, I know how debilitating and excruciating its pain can be..

    Plantar fasciitis takes as long to recover from as the symptoms took to develop…

    He needs 6 months minimum off in severe orthotics , PT and perhaps, surgery – if your statement of a torn one is true (which I don’t think is a complete tear or he wouldn’t be walking) … O yeah and a weight loss program would greatly help… Plantar fasciitis does not go away.. It is always there, waiting its chance to return and hurt you..

    One thing is certain baseball cleats now and in the future cannot help it… Someone needs to come up with some special footwear for the poor guy… He only plays first base and is a station to station guy… Get out of those cleats Albert… Some lightly nubbed surface gripping shoes would work for him.. Ones with built in strong heal cupping and little or no flex from the balls of the feet back… Hiking boots????

    For FBB purposes this season, I cannot see Albert playing out the year… He is headed to the DL soon… Any day now.. He cannot run the bases at this point… ((( Look at McGuire, he came back only after extended rest..)) HAVE A BACKUP PLAN FOR ALBERT NOW!!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @T Moore: Give him some Crocs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: I like the idea of Crocs, but what about those sneakers with the wheels on the bottom, then he can roller skate to first…

  36. Oppo Taco says:
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    I was offered starlin Castro for Jordan Zimmerman in our 12 team keeper. Good deal? My
    Current SS is Asdrubal Cabrera and my rotation looks like this : MadBum, shields, zim, Harvey, erasmo, wheeler, ogando. Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Oppo Taco: I would hold JZ for just Castro, don’t think there’s too big a difference between him and Asdrubal

  37. ashtray says:
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    H2H cats 7×7 (includes Ks & OBP for hitters, Ls & QSs for pitchers)

    C-Russell
    1-Goldschmidt
    2-Hill
    3-Wright
    S-Franklin
    O-Stanton
    O-Choo
    O-Heyward
    U-Craig
    U-Quentin
    B-Prado

    SPs
    Lee
    Harvey
    Miller
    Lynn
    Kluber
    Cole
    Beachy

    RPs
    Romo
    Johnson
    Frieri
    Henderson
    Ziegler

    I’m in 1st place right but recent performances and upcoming innings limits has me worried about my pitching. Thinking about throwing an offer to the Pujols owner.

    I give Allen Craig

    I get David Price

    Any chance that gets accepted and is this something I should do?

    • ashtray says:
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      @ashtray: There’s also a guy who has Smoak at 1B. I wouldn’t mind getting his Wainwright but it would probably take more than Craig to do that.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ashtray: Yea I like that deal. Would like getting Waino too, couldn’t hurt to offer

  38. Kyle says:
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    Nolan Arenado or Mike Olt in a standard keeper league? We keep 15, so either has a decent chance of being kept if they do well the rest of the way.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kyle: I like Arenado more for the future

  39. AJ says:
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    Better pick up Miller or Simmons and his new found hr powers?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AJ: I think Miller is more BA safe, but for everything else I’ll take Simmons

  40. Zoot says:
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    Proposed deal in my points league:

    Posey, J. Upton, Loney, Pineda

    i give up
    Prince, Wieters, Ichiro, Kyle Kendrick

    im 13-4, have my division and the first seed locked up

    id put posey at C and Victor Martinez at 1b

    thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zoot: Yea you get two good guys for your one good guy. Like it.

  41. Mitch says:
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    I have Cano and was offered Phillips/Wainwright. I’m 1st in wins, but can use help with k’s, era/whip. I also need Cano’s HR though. Runs/RBI should be a wash. However, I’m not sold that Wain can help my ratios as much as you might think, given that I only have about 500 innings left. Cano is a lock to outproduce Phillips, especially now that Jeter, Soriano and Granderson (soon) are back.

    Am I being stupid? Should I take this deal or do I bring up valid points? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mitch: Definitely valid points, not stupid. Very close. If you stand to gain 3-4 points in either ERA and WHIP and only lose maybe 1-2 in HR, I would do it

  42. Dylan says:
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    Ramos or Castro as a backup and potential catcher of the future in a dynasty league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dylan: Might actually go Ramos there

  43. Curious D says:
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    ROS – Erasmo, Alex Wood, EJackson or WPeralta? Thanks in advance.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Curious D: Might be crazy, but I go Peralta. Doing a pitcher profile on Erasmo today, may change my mind, haven’t seen him pitch much.

  44. Tom says:
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    .My team has been slumping over the last few weeks. I’m looking to shake things up to help me win this year. I’m thinking of trading urritia soler for quentin fister. Do I do this?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tom: Seems even I’m guessing for a dynasty, gives you more for now

      • Tom says:
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        @JB Gilpin: correct it is a dynasty league. I’ve dropped from 3rd to 7th within the last month.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Tom: Yikes, well shooting for this year I definitely like it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Would need more info for my consent… Quentin is very whatever and Fister has his moments…

  45. bash says:
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    In first place and losing ground, was offered Cain Latos Yadi for my Strasburg JP and and ogando. Pull the trigger?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bash: Yea I think that’s a good one to take

  46. smegma says:
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    Trade CDavis/Burnett/Perez for Bautista/Cuddy/Molina?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @smegma: Yea you lose the best player, but tough to turn down that haul I take it

      • smegma says:
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        @JB Gilpin: would you parlay that with trading my JUpton/Rizzo for his Stanton/Ellsbury? I’m in 1st place so not sure I want to mess with team too much. However, doing these trades would upgrade team.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @smegma: Yea if getting some extra speed helps, love it, well love it either way hah.

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey: Thanks grey – would you trade JUpton/Rizzo/Crisp for Stanton/Ellsbury? Would you make the same offer to get Stanton/A.Craig? Thanks again for your time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure for speed Ells, for counting stats Craig

          • smegma says:
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            @Grey: thanks grey – just need points so doesn’t matter how they come. Ellsbury has more of them and he’s higher on ROS top 100 so safe bet is you like him better.

  47. Buckner says:
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    Keep ripping on Travis Wood – I’m afraid he’ll fall apart otherwise.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Buckner: That Travis Wood is the luckiest pitcher thus far! He’s terrible!

      • Buckner says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Terrible? I want you in my fantasy league!

  48. MattTruss223 says:
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    Veras to DET, FYI

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @MattTruss223: Get your SAGNOF on! Prolly Cisnero there, ya think? (Hope so, that’s who I stashed and grabbed on all teams) And does Veras actually close for DET or 8th inning guy?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MattTruss223: Yup just saw that, think Cisnero is temp closer but could be rocky. I have a feeling Benoit holds role, but no deifnitive answers yet

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @JB Gilpin: yea, Cisnero is a big time Brain Freeze…

        • JFK says:
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          @MattTruss223:

          Yea, his stats this season warrant creating a “Russian Roulette” category in Smokey’s next Bullpen Report.

          Still, he’s probably closing and closers are worth their weight in Martian gold in my league…would you drop Erasmo or Ogando to pick him up?
          I’m rolling w/Jim Johnson, Addison Reed and Rex Brothers, so don’t absolutely NEED another closer, but would be nice to have another on the cheap. (Especially w/the Brothers/Betancourt sitch up-in-the-air.)

          • MattTruss223 says:
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            @JFK: Haha, yup. Geez, that’s tough, Ogando is a solid fantasy #4 and Erasmo is about the same with upside. Both come with risk; Ogando ballpark and room in the rotation once Harrison returns and Erasmo, being a rookie and wanting to roofie you. You know your league and your needs best. Could you use a solid #4 starter or a closer more? Given that Grey dropped Erasmo in RCL last week though, that’s probably your drop…

            • JFK says:
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              @MattTruss223:

              Yea, I’m thinking Erasmo is the call there.
              I have Verlander, Felix and Iwa as my front three, with Masterson, Lackey and Wheeler behind them (and Beachy coming off the DL), so think I’m safe losing Erasmo and holding Ogando (although he’s got all of those things going that you mentioned, as well as the injury risk and possible move to the ‘pen).
              Hope Cisnero works out for you!

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @JFK: Working on Erasmo pitcher profile now, and Erasmo does not look very sharp. Would’ve said Ogando before this week’s break down.

                • JFK says:
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                  @JB Gilpin:

                  Thanks for the heads-up – looking forward to reading the profile either way!

                  • JB Gilpin

                    JB Gilpin says:
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                    @JFK: Thanks man! Yeah Endy Chavez robbed a three run homer to get him out of a terrible third inning. Or else it would’ve been another 7 ER implosion. And I’m only through 4!

  49. BenY says:
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    Cashner, Ogando, or Archer?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @BenY: Archer

  50. Schizer says:
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    Fielder & Beachy for Giancarlo? Weekly H2H cats….

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Schizer: Too much to me. Think Fielder is more valuable than Giancarlo

      • Schizer says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks. I have Rizzo to slot into 1B & viewed Beachy as a throw in. What if I can get Jose Fernandez thrown in to the Giancarlo side?

  51. Adam says:
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    Strasburg,Felix,weaver…please rank ROS?
    Trying to trade for one
    Thx!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Adam: That order. Weaver needs to be about four feet to the right compared to those guys, but I do still like him

  52. Mitch says:
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    Who closes in Detroit now, Benoit or Veras?

    • @Mitch: Looks like it’ll still be Benoit. But the question is, who closes in Houston?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mitch: Agree, think still Benoit, jury still out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mitch: Benoit for now

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Mitch:

      Veras has given up more walks, more homers, blown saves, and twice the runs as benoit in like 2 more innings pitched. Benoit has a better K rate, and has been better in basically every other way. If he’s not closing, I’m going to fckin lose it!

  53. Shawn of the livid says:
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    Hey JB, hope you had a good weekend! Here goes,

    – I’m dropping Erasmo for Kazmir, good idea right? The guy can’t even look that good vs. the Twins so I guess check him out next year

    – Your boy Kluber hit waivers, should I jump on him? I would have to drop Ogando or Yelich. No one else on my team is droppable. I am holding out that the Rangers trade Nathan and make Ogando the closer. I think it would be a MUCH better fit and Naftali Feliz is coming back soon, and is a better starter that Ogando

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shawn of the livid: Thanks man! Hope you did too… Definiely. Doing Erasmo pitcher profile now. Looks terrible. Kazmir on the other hand looks fantastic. I would drop Ogando for him. I do think he moves to the bullpen, but this notion of trading Nathan seems preposterous. I mean I get he’s an old closer and your should take what you get, but geez you’re in a playoff race.

  54. ashtray says:
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    H2H cats 7×7 (includes Ks & OBP for hitters, Ls & QSs for pitchers)

    C-Russell
    1-Goldschmidt
    2-Hill
    3-Wright
    S-Franklin
    O-Stanton
    O-Choo
    O-Heyward
    U-Craig
    U-Quentin
    B-Prado

    SPs
    Lee
    Harvey
    Miller
    Lynn
    Kluber
    Cole
    Beachy

    RPs
    Romo
    Johnson
    Frieri
    Henderson
    Ziegler

    Another trade possibility:

    Give: Choo, Harvey & (closer TBNL)

    Get: Cespedes & Kershaw

    Again, worth it for me? Think it would be accepted?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ashtray: Yea I’d def offer, don’t know if accepted. Like Cespedes more than Choo, and Kershaw more than Harvey, one of your closers doesn’t fill that gap, so love it

  55. T Moore says:
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    Mr. Rudy: I must say, the site is…. How do I put this???…

    Well, it’s more calm and soothing somehow with you on in the morning…

    Having you on here, is like having Walter Cronkite doing morning Razzball opposed to our regular host’s Sarah Palin- ish Fox News like approach to the Razzball FFB morning show…

    How many times do we have to read “Just Drill, Baby” or his worn out hockey mom jokes on here ???

    The one that makes me really cringe and he oft repeats by text posting: as he is arriving late as usual to work; while backing in that huge gas guzzling SUV (he drives) illegally into his parking spot at RazzBall’s exclusive luxury sports industry high rise in Santa Monica; as he finishes off his the last of his morning commute cocktails; is, “I love that smell of the emissions!” .. always replete with a text of that silly high giggle of his… It’s like sitcom canned laughter – really over the top stuff, that!!! HuH???

    Where is Mr. Gray anyways???

    Off doing highway cleanup under the direction of some county sheriff of a nearby jurisdiction to complete his latest public service obligation???

    Mr.Rudy, you really need to be on here more often… Or at least, keep a closer eye on what is really going on on here most days…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @T Moore: Hah, what kind of emotional state do I bring to the table??

      • WWGaudinD? says:
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        @JB Gilpin: you are like insence and a soothing “water splashing on the beach” tape, JB…

      • T Moore says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        JB: See WWs comment

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: I had to do a weekend jaunt to Indiana for my Cougar… I’m back now…

      • T Moore says:
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        @Grey:

        You know what they say about Indiana, don’t you??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t go?

  56. jared says:
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    Kendrys morales was dropped iny 12 team h2d league 6 category league. Obp replaces and ba and xbh was added. Should I drop lawrie or yelich for him? Or just stand pat? I’m trying to get best lineup ready for the playoffs . Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jared: I might lose Yelich there, love the upside, but Morales’ OBP is nice.

  57. Art Vandelay says:
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    Trade question: Was offered Donaldson, Hamels, and Nathan for my Longoria and Garza. 12 team ESPN 5×5 roto scoring league.

    Currently in 3rd-5th depending on the day and need a strong finish to get in the top 2-3. I do need saves and help with pitching generally, but am also in a close battle near the top of the league in the power categories. I feel like Hamels could easily finish the season strong, whereas Garza is pitching over his head and now is in Arlington. The real Q is how much more power value will Longoria give me and can Donaldson sustain his first-half success. Any thoughts on this trade would be appreciated.

    • Bob Sacamano says:
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      @Art Vandelay:

      Art! K-man and Lomez say Giidddy up

      • Art Vandelay says:
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        @Bob Sacamano: Bob, do you have any fur hats that you’re looking to import or export?

        • Bob Sacamano says:
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          @Art Vandelay:

          I gotta guy in Central Park.. pure nutri- I mean.. Sable..

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Art Vandelay: You know, it’s close, I think I do it more for Longo’s injury risk than anything else. Garza’s schedule is uber-favorable in August, so not worried about being over his head or the move. I do agree Hamels finishes strong. I give it a hesitant yes.

  58. JB, Rudy, Razzball Nation: I’m holding Soria, Gregg, Gregerson, and Bastardo in desperate hopes of ending up an extra closer after the trade deadline. would you drop any of that group for someone in the Houston pen?

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Enrique: Boy, sounds familiar! I hedged and dropped Soria in one league and Bastardo in another for Cisnero in both. Kinda have to speculate where there’s an actual opportunity right now, ya know? Soria/Bastardo MAY close at some point, but someone in the HOU ‘pen is gonna get save chances for sure.

    • Mitch says:
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      @Enrique: I’d drop soria for Cisnero. I doubt Nathan gets traded and Cisnero will be the closer.

      • @Mitch: I went ahead and dropped a position player (Cozart, my backup SS) for Cisnero. I can’t believe I’m holding so many might-be closers on my roster. Come Thursday I’ll be dropping most of ‘em and filling offensive holes in my roster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Bastardo for Cisnero

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: it’s nice to have room for both, at least for a few days, in case.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Enrique: Yeah I agree that Soria would be my drop, I don’t buy this Nathan trade rumor. Or as the brits would say, rumour. No probably with dropping Cozart though, but Soria would be my first drop when you’re filling your holes (hey oh!)

  59. RalphW says:
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    Would you add Nick Franklin or Brett Lawrie for 2B?

    • ashtray says:
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      @RalphW: I want Lawrie to succeed but he just hasn’t shown anything. He’s also fragile. Franklin, on the other hand, is filling up the box score. His plate disciple has plummeted since his initial debut but it’s working for me.

      • RalphW says:
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        @ashtray: Drop Christian Yelich for Franklin?

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @RalphW: don’t know how franklin was still out there, but yeah, for sure, homer hitter at weak ass position. unless you already have like cano/kipnis and tulo/desmond franklin’s likely an upgrade at at least 1 of those positions. Yelich isn’t as much of an upgrade at OF.

    • @RalphW: Dies Lawrie already have 2B eligibility in your league? If not, looks like he mightn’t get it … I’d actually lean toward Franklin, but it’s a strong lean if you have to wait on Lawrie to gain 2B eligibility.

      • RalphW says:
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        @Enrique: Already has 2B eligibility

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RalphW: Yeah I can’t pass Franklin right now. I think you gotta nab him over Yelich. Props to Grey for loving Franklin out of the gate, I didn’t buy this

  60. Al says:
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    Any hesitation trading Puig to get Stanton in a 6×6 OPS league? Is it close? Could use some extra homers/rbi/consistency…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Al: Nope

  61. Paul says:
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    Hey guys, couple questions. Does Morse come off the DL for the Boston series? And who do you start at CI this week: Smoak, Ike or Yonder? Thanks!

    • chunk says:
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      @Paul: Yonder be da creep yo

  62. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Looks like Benoit sticking in the 9th for now. Would you hold Veras just in case, or take a flyer on Thayer, Axford or Ramos?

  63. BobSacamano says:
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    Need to drop somebody with Morse Returning.. But who? K-man says Keith Hernandez but he’s still mad about the magic loogie..

    C – Buster Posey
    1B – Chris Davis
    2B – Aaron Hill, Howie Kendrick
    3B – Miggy, Lake
    SS – Segura
    OF – Carlos Beltran, Soriano, Ibanez, Gattis, Morse (DL), Kemp (DL)
    Util – 2 of above

    SP – Verlander, Grienke, Hamels, Shields, Corbin, Lohse, Griffin, E. Santana, Chatwood, E. Ramirez, Nova
    RP – Kimbrel, Papelbon, Perez, Gregg

    Thanks!

  64. Rob says:
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    Medlen, Nova, or Beachy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob: Nova

  65. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Who wins this?

    A) Cano

    or

    B) Wright & Altuve

  66. Joe says:
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    For the utility spot who would you start this week- Ben Zobrist or Adam Dunn?

    If you are going with Dunn- who would you start at 2b Zobrist or Aaron hill?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe: Would need to consider matchups and needs. Probably Zobrist, might go Zobrist and Dunn over HIll

  67. jaw says:
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    drop rickie weeks for kelly johnson, david murphy, neil walker, or jed lowrie? 10 team h2h

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jaw: Yeah for Lowrie

  68. Dan Gladden says:
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    Keeper league question: looking to trade for some speed at the expense of losing either Teheran ($8 next year) or AJ Burnett ($3). Which of those pitchers helps me the most ROS? I’m going to trade the other one…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dan Gladden: I would hold Teheran

  69. chunk says:
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    points league, SV is 4, HLD is 2, K is 1. W 8, L -8. Innings cap so RPs are croosh. Been holdin Bastardon’t as he’s been pitching excellent, would you drop for Cheese-nero? I’m leaning towards keeping The B-man.

    Cheers

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chunk: Hmmm, I usually lean to the guy with best chance at saves, but HOU will probably be a mess. I’d be fine holding Bastar-DO

  70. Bunny says:
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    Someone dropped Matt Cain in my league. I haven’t been paying attention to him this year, and looking at his numbers I have to wonder if something is wrong with him? His WHIP is fine, his K rate is fine, but his ERA blows. Looks like he’s historically better post all-star break. Like him better than Ryu? Peavy?

    • ashtray says:
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      @Bunny: Unless you’re in an 8-teamer or less there’s no reason Cain should be on waivers.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bunny: Yea I’d take him over both, Ryu for rookie bumps, Peavy for injury risk

  71. Vottomatic says:
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    I’m kind of hesitant to start Samardzija even though he’s just got the Brewers. He’s been shaky lately and he’s worse at home too. Would you start him?

  72. JFK says:
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    With Beachy coming off the DL, need to drop an arm and pick up another DL stash; also, looking to upgrade my rotation in general with a few interesting options on the wire.
    Would you:

    A) Drop Erasmo or Ogando for Brandon McCarthy or Wandy; or
    B) Drop Erasmo or Ogando for Kluber, M.A.G., or Bastardo, Crain or Gregerson in a speculative saves grab?

    Current SPs: King Felix, Verlander, Iwa, Masterson, Lackey, Wheeler, Beachy, Erasmo, Ogando
    Current RPs: Johnson, Reed, Brothers

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JFK: Definitely love Kluber. Would drop Erasmo.

      • JFK says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Another one of your faves, Porcello, just got dropped, and also looking at C-Mart amidst these trade rumors.
        Either of those over Kluber in a keeper league?

        Thanks!

  73. ThaDeez says:
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    Need some help here… H2H points, 14 teams, weekly roster locks… bigger points for QS’s

    Pick one:

    Kluber vs CWS
    Nolasco @ ChC
    Beachy vs COL, @ PHI

    Big week, must win

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ThaDeez: Tough to buy Beachy even with the two starts. Nolasco for this week.

  74. Octavio Paz says:
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    what do you think of this trade:

    giving Tulo, Scutaro, Kuroda, Choo

    receiving Beachy, J. Lowrie, Alexei Ramirez, Beltran, Melky Cabrera

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Octavio Paz: No. You’re trading the 3 best players.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Octavio Paz: Agree with above, too many top of the line guys you’re giving up

  75. Ron says:
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    I’m in first place (humble brag) but I am treading water to hold on to that spot. Need your help down the stretch.

    My OFs: Bautista, Bruce, Holliday, Harper, Cespedes, Fowler, Eric Young
    My RPs: Putz and Henderson

    1) Would you trade Harper for Holland and Perkins/Reed? (If yes, Perkins OR Reed?)
    2) Wold you trade Cespedes straight up for Holland?
    3) Would you move to do trade #1 or #2 first?

    Thanks!

    • Ron says:
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      @Ron: The Holland here is Greg Holland…if that makes a difference.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ron: 1) No 2) Nah 3) Rather 2 than 1, but don’t like it, would ask for Holland and Reed for Cespedes. Perkins could be traded and not close

  76. zach says:
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    Thinking I might be about to lose Everth Cabrera to a suspension. I have Trout and Stanton at OF. Would you trade Jose Bautista, Matt Garza, and Glen Perkins for Michael Bourn, Justin Verlander, and Starlin Castro?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @zach: Nah I wouldn’t, losing any patience for Verlander to suddenly hit his stride, Bautista the best player.

  77. mrobs says:
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    ***Jose Veras Traded*** Cisnero looks to be the pick up!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @mrobs: Bingo

  78. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Hey JB, you’re in NC, right? Did you stay away from the floods? We’ve lost enough Brewers fans this year (thanks Braun!), we can’t afford to lose another!

    Anyway, a fantasy baseball question if you don’t mind…This is for my 10 team H2H (standard 5×5). With Pujols down and out, I have too many R/SB guys and not enough HR/RBI. Here’s my current squad:
    C – Wieters
    1 – Trumbo
    2 – Hill
    SS – Franklin
    3 – Wright
    O – Marte
    O – Jennings
    O – AJax
    UTIL – Heyward
    UTIL – Cespedes
    BENCH – Prado
    DL – Pujols

    SP – Strasburg, Verlander, Bumgarner, Moore, Anibal, Teheran, Cingrani, streamer spot (Doubront currently), DL – Cueto
    RP – 4 closers (irrelevant for this question)

    My SP has been solid all year, but offense is lagging. I’m in 4th right now, 2 weeks until our playoffs start.

    When Pujols went down, I started asking the 1st place guy (whose offense is loaded) for either Votto, Craig, Edwin, or Papi. All I got was lowball offers. I still think this is lowball, but it’s the best I’ve gotten:
    GIVE Bumgarner, Jennings
    GET Papi, D. Holland

    I don’t feel like this is a good offer, but I’m tempted to take it just because I need a bat like Ortiz. Should I hold out for one of the other bats (Votto, Craig, Edwin)? Is D. Holland as “meh” as I think he is?

    Just looking for another opinion on this. Thanks!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Bernie Brewer: You’ve already replaced him with Trumbo. I wouldn’t take a lowend offer for a slight upgrade there.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bernie Brewer: Hah, thanks for the concern I luckily didn’t get much of it! Need all the remaining Brewers fans left indeed! Nah that’s way too much and helps the #1 team too much. Counter getting Papi and Craig and see where it leads. No prob, Brewers nation stay strong!

  79. Harris says:
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    first off, you guys are great…. This weeks opinions please on the following. h2h league, we play 6 games a week. 6 starting pitchers. I have Garza 2 starts, AJ Griff (2) Wainwright, Felix,Colon,Locke,Zimmerman,Strailey and Eovaldi(2) I’m thinking Garza,AJ,Wainwright,Felix,Colon, and Zimm. Eovaldi 2 home starts, vs Mets (Wheeler) and Tribe(not sure). Marlins own the Mets. Do I start him over any of my one start guys or over the inconsistent AJ Griff? Finally I have really had it with Justin Upton. He’s killing me. If I started anyone in the outfield over him last week I win 3 games I lost. This week which 2 of these guys should I start…. Fowler,Puig,Swisher,Upton,Brantley,Yelich. Sorry for such a long post, but you guys have been right on all 3 times I’ve asked for help.

    • Harris says:
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      @Harris: Forgot to mention I also have Prado. He’s been very good lately, but I haven’t started him. I could use him over Seager or in the OF or Utility… So add him to that list.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Harris: Thanks! Thanks for reading! I would start Puig and stick it out with Upton. I will pray to Jobu for you it works out. Yea I’d play Eovaldi over Griff. Let’s make it 4-4!

  80. T Moore says:
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    NEWS FLASH!!! Cisnero now closer in Houston… Veras to Tiggers – will he get his reps???

  81. Herschel says:
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    @Rudy, @Grey: weekly roto league, which cub to start? Lake or schierholtz? Thanks.

  82. vohnie says:
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    Franklin or Hill at 2B
    Loney, Brantley, or LaRoche at UTIL

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @vohnie: Hill… Brantley

  83. chunk says:
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    Brad Lidge signs one day contract for Philly!! Worth a pickup in daily leagues? Would drop Roy Oswalt for him….

  84. Wilsonian says:
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    Keeper H2H league. Stats: H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG. Which side?

    A) Davis/Marte
    B) Trout/Pence

  85. Doc says:
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    Who you want ROS… Eaton/yonder/junior lake

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Doc: Lake

  86. Jason says:
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    Moving greinke would you rather get machado or Bautista

    • danny almonte says:
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      @Jason: for ROS i’d go Bautista, keeper i’d go Machado. my 2cents

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Jason: Agree

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason: Yea Bautista right now, agree with above

  87. Jason says:
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    Which closer is the most appealing? Chris Perez papelbon or romo

  88. AJ says:
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    Time to sell Myers high? Redraft

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @AJ: The age-old answer, depends what you’re getting in return.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AJ: I would depending on what I get

      • AJ says:
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        How bout Myers and Puig or Pence for Tulo?JB Gilpin:

  89. EK says:
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    Pls rank for H2H:

    Griffin vs TOR (13.3)
    Kazmir vs CHW (10.7)
    Chen vs HOU (9.3)
    Doubront vs TB (6.2)
    Hefner @ MIA (3.2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: As SON has them

  90. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Derek Norris or Conger as a second catcher in an AL only league?

  91. stumanji says:
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    12 tm roto, keep any 6 guys (out of contention this year). I’ve made some deals to acquire keepers for next year and my 6 are Trout, Cano, Bruce, Posey, Felix, and Verlander. With these guys in mind, deal Verlander for Hanley?

  92. Marzipan says:
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    Can I get a verdict on this?

    I give up Longoria, Gattis and Samardjiza and in return I receive Napoli Alonso and Fister

    • stumanji says:
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      @Marzipan: No.

      No No No No No.

  93. EK says:
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    Pls rank ROS for H2H:

    Doubront
    Kluber
    Porcello
    E. Jackson
    W. Chen

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EK: Kluber, Doubront, Porcello, Chen EJax

  94. Vottomatic says:
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    Who’s starting Beachy today?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Vottomatic: Cricket cricket… Cricket cricket… Not I

  95. Oz says:
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    2 questions.
    1) Thoughts on Chad Bettis? He’s supposed to start for Col on Thu. His peripherals look really good (1.85 BB/9, 9.71 K/9 in 63 IP at AA) I know how great Rookie-Nookie pitchers are, esp at Col but my league is VERY pitcher heavy (dynasty h2h points 10 team) so I’m always intrigued.

    2) I’m hearing Cardinals Carlos Martinez is being scouted by other MLB teams and rumor is he’ll be included in a Cards Mega trade. If he’s traded, do u think that changes his ETA? His most recent start at AAA was superb, 5 IP, 0ER 3H, 2BB 7K’s. I’m holding him in the hopes he can be a front-line starter around 2014 or so. Thanks guys.
    Oz, the “pitcher-whisperer”

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Oz: 1) Meh not buying anything out of Colorado’s system after the Drew Pomeranz failure. Loved him last year. 2) I’m holding too, think he can be fantastic and the MLB is veering towards power arms being the success. I thought I was the pitcher whisperer!?

      • Oz says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Haha JB You’re the pitcher-Savant, u create good Pitchers I just find them like sloppy 2nds. I don’t think I have anyone to drop for Gettis anyway. Choices are Chad “the groper” Gaudin, Jared Cosart, Peralta, Erasmo, possibly Straily. Guess I’ll monitor Bettis and hold for now.

  96. J b says:
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    Who wins this trade
    J upton mad bum and Ervin Santana for prince fielder, Teheran and Henderson Alvarez ?? I need HR RBI

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J b: With those needs I take Fielder side

  97. Johan Barleycorn says:
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    Gentlemen,

    I’m in a 10 team 6×6 H2H league with 5 keepers. My team is falling apart and I either need to make a move to try to get I to the playoffs or look to next season before the mid-August trade deadline. I’ve got six keeper worthy players but can only keep five.

    Chris Davis
    Edwin Encarnacion
    Jean Segura
    Manny Machado
    Justin Verlander
    David Price

    Pitching is at a premium so I think if I have to lose one, it should be Encarnacion. Do you agree or disagree? I’d like to at least get draft pick compensation back from a contending team instead if just losing him.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Johan Barleycorn: Yea if pitching is indeed at a premium. He’s the last keeper hitter for me.

  98. Bunny says:
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    Cisnero or Ziegler?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bunny: Ziegler right now, Cisnero I guess for ROS, but don’t really like either as ROS options.

  99. Nate says:
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    I need some help. I have to drop a pitcher and its between Milone, Straily and Wily Peralta. Im leaning toward dumping Milone. Suggestions?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nate: Yea I think I agree, PEralta has a lower floor but higher ceiling

  100. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    I keep seeing that Cisnero “is likely to take over at closer”. I realize the Astros are bad, and they aren’t going anywhere, but, I’ve gotta ask.

    Are they really going to hand the closer job over to a guy that has been as bad as he’s been this year? He’s yet to complete an outing of at least 1 inning without allowing a baserunner this year, and as a rookie he’s going to be made the closer?? Isn’t there some rule that says you have to prove you can actually get 3 guys in a row out at least once before you become a closer?

    1/24 appearances with no hits or walks
    3/24 appearances with no hits
    6/24 appearances with less than 2 hits/walks

    In the one league where I really need to find a closer I’m going to be grabbing the guy who has actually gotten save chances this year for the Astros, Hector Ambriz.

    This is my rationale since I missed out on Cisnero in that league. It does make some sense though, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, makes total sense

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is the Astros though

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: Ambriz and his 5.70 ERA and 1.76 WHIP, I think Wright is the better back up plan to Cisnero

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re kinda of a mess… At this point, I’m hoping someone else grabs one and the reliever pulls a Mitchell Boggs.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: cisnero has better whip than that by far.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              As of right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And Ambriz’s ERA and WHIP are hideous

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: There is no denying that everyone (except for Veras) that pitches in that bullpen has absolutely ugly numbers.

        At least Ambriz has some (limited) experience closing. Since the Astros moved Cisnero to an 8th inning role (June 26th) here are his numbers:
        8.2 IP
        9 Hits
        9 Walks
        8 ER
        .442 OBP Against
        8.31 ERA
        2.07 WHIP

        That just screams trade your closer because you don’t need him, doesn’t it? It’s not like it’s from one bad outing either, it’s just that every other outing is bad.

        I guess it comes down to the fact that the Astros have one of the weakest looking bullpens that I’ve ever seen.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I don’t want to be even downwind of the explosions that will come from that bullpen…

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: so if i now have cisnero and bastardo, and another closer (say street and gregerson get traded tomorrow, and I can get thayer) opens up, drop cisnero? i currently have this bullpen
            rivera
            robertson
            smyly (no longer set up i guess, but i don’t care about holds in this league)
            perkins
            bastardo
            cisnero
            could also drop redmond, who is my stream spot for now.

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: is the trade dead line the end of the 31st, or the end of the 1st? This is a big deal, as i’m not streaming anybody, and saving my last 2 picks of the week for after this.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                31

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  101. Ceasar says:
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    Braun for Reyes in a keeper league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ceasar: Still want Braun

      • Ceasar says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Reyes + Liriano?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Ceasar: Still think Braun being a first-rounder next year is too much to give up unless playing for now

  102. J b says:
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    Aoki or coco rest of season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coco

  103. royce! says:
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    Just found that Delgado is a FA in my 14 team h2h. Do you like him over Jacob Turner or Wei-Yin Chen?

    Was just thinking about how weird it is that we have a state essentially called “Indian Land.” I wonder if once the Redskins, Braves, yadda yadda, change their names Indiana will be next. I’ve voting for “Gariana,” as in, “The Land of Gary.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Turner… I was begging to go to Gary to see the Jackson 5 birthplace, I lost in a landslide…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: doesn’t the mustache get his own vote?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It voted against me

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I think he’s getting influenced by Random Italicized Voice

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Somehow I don’t find that surprising…both that you wanted to go there and that no one else, including your mustache, did.

        Gary is named after a guy named Gary. Unfortunately, it was the guy’s last name, which makes it much less funny. Dude was the head of US Steel, and they formed the town around a steel plant. Such cities always make great tourist destinations!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I mention on the podcast what I was saying all weekend… I didn’t get as many eye rolls as I would’ve thought… I love Gary trivia… That should be a category in every game show… Gary for $400…

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: The boyhood home of Dan Plesac!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, awesome!

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: And I look forward to the Gary stories on the podcast…been catching up on Comedy Bang Bang recently, which has its moments.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, no Gary stories, cause no one would take me!

              • royce! says:
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                @Grey: And thank goodness for that. Our fantasy teams need you safe and sound.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Right back in 1955…AHHHHH!!!

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @royce!: drunk history on comedy central ain’t bad. have you seen the ann perkins comedy bang bang yet, i haven’t, even though they re-run these things every night.

              • royce! says:
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                @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I haven’t either. I was talking about the podcast, but have also watched all the TV episodes and don’t remember anything about Ann Perkins…Do you mean the Amy Poehler episode? Good stuff. All of it is good stuff. Not sure how it plays sober, though…

                • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                  @royce!: rashida jones episode (ann perkins)

  104. Ron says:
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    Rank em please: Balfour, G. Holland, Perkins, Reed, Rodney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland, Balfour, Perkins

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I was reading the Royals would trade Holland if the price is right

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That organization should be shuttered for business…

  105. Bunny says:
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    Please rank:

    Peavy
    Cain
    Beachy
    Ryu

    • Bunny says:
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      @Bunny: Throw Kluber and Kazmir in there (just to challenge you)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy, Ryu

  106. L-Boogie says:
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    5×5, weekly league. Need 5 starters. One-start pitchers with better matchups than some 2-start ptichers. ERA and WHIP most important to me right now but I can always use K and W.

    Must start:
    Scherzer vs White Sox (SON 27.1)
    Bum @ Tampa (22.1)

    Need 3 more so…
    Jo-Fer vs Cle (20.9)
    Liriano vs StL (17.5) and Col (19.2)
    AJ Burnett vs StL (15.8) and Col (18.4)

    Should I start any of these guys instead or guys above ok?
    Kluber vs White Sox (13.7)
    Garza vs LAA (6.4) and @ Oak (10.5)
    WY Chen vs Hou (9.3) and vs Mariners (9.1)

    Chen’s #s seem a little low for facing two weak teams. I picked him up for these starts before seeing what SON said. Liriano and Burnett’s #s seem high. Are Col and StL that bad away on the road? And poor Kluber can never seem to crack my starting rotation despite JB’s love.

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chen over Burnett, but you really can’t go wrong with who you have

  107. steve says:
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    h2h, 5×5, redraft, 10 teams

    Segura just hit the WW; who to drop?

    Here’s my team, currently in 2nd place.

    C – Wieters
    1B – Goldy
    2B – BP
    SS – Reyes
    3B – Longo (Machado)
    OF – AJones, Trout & Stanton
    UTIL – Choo (Heyward)

    SP – Gio, MMoore, Cain, SMiller, Scherzer, Greinke, JoFer (Cueto – DL)
    RP – Frieri & Jansen

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Heyward

      • steve says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. That’s what I was also leaning toward.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  108. Jacks says:
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    Hi Grey: This week do I use Parker at home v TEX or Dickey at OAK or neither?

    Parker was a shoe-in, but yesterday was a rather nasty way to end a great 12 game streak. Dickey, who the hell knows, he has cut down the BBs, but has bad gopheritis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

  109. JFK says:
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    In a 12-team keeper, I give: Ajax (20th round keeper) + Verlander (N/A) + 13th round pick for Carlos Gomez (19th round keeper) + 4th round pick.
    This is mostly because I have no idea what to expect from Verlander moving forward and could use Gomez’s pop/speed, with great value for next season in the 4th rounder.
    Thoughts?

    Lineup: C – Lucroy/1B – Freeman/2B – Kinsler/3B – Machado/SS – B.Miller/OFs – AJax, Pence, Myers/Utility – Matt Carpenter/Bench – Gattis/DL – BJ
    SPs: King Felix, Verlander, Iwa, Masterson, Lackey, Wheeler, Beachy, Erasmo, Ogando
    RPs: Johnson, Reed, Brothers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey:

        Got it – how about Verlander (N/A)/Iwakuma (15th round keeper)/Freeman (N/A) for Goldy (N/A)/Tulo (N/A)?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Goldy side

          • JFK says:
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            @Grey:

            Haha, in that case, I’ll cross my fingers…thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  110. Bas says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Going to trade Braun in my keeperleague (5by5, keep 7) for a last drive. Need a starting pitcher and can pick 1 of the trio Felix, Waino or Price.
    Besides the pitcher I get Balfour and carlos Santana.
    What pitcher should I pick. Right now I need wins/whip/era but I would keep him also for next season and perhaps behond.
    Thanks Grey!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Felix

  111. Greyismyhero says:
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    Limited moves league–H2H…, I only have 10 moves left ROS..I need a closer, Do I drop Ogando or Wei-Chen for Cisnero?? Or wait until the dust clears with all the closer trades and see who will be the smartest pickup then??? Thanks guys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ogando

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, hold for now with limited moves

  112. Ron says:
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    You see Jeter last night?! BANG! Back, back, back, back, back….and its outta here!

    Rank em SS: Jeter, Jhonny Peralta, Franklin, Miller, Villar

  113. Harbinger says:
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    Laroche has been putrid since the break, time to move on? Morse, moss, yonder any better ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Yonder

  114. L-Boogie says:
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    I’m starting Viciedo and Yelich over J-Up this week. Am I crazy or am I just crazy?

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @L-Boogie: Yes, you are crazy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i was intending on doing the same till choo sprained an ankle, now i’m playing both yelich and upton.

  115. Ralph Lifshitz

    Dad Boner says:
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    Fantasy football team name…..Carlos Danger….done and done!

  116. sanfran1966 says:
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    Konerko or LaRoche rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche

  117. Nick says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Keep being awesome.

    Are Beachy @ Col and Smardzja vs. Mil safe starts today, or should I bench both?

    I need ratios: ERA, WHIP, OBA, K/BB

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem… I’d start Samardzija

  118. airweino says:
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    Alrighty guys…trailing 1st place by 9 points…time running out. 5×5 mixed keeper league. Just lost Pujols and Zunino to DL plus now Veras to Detroit. Not sure if I can make up the difference over the rest of the season – mainly can gain ground in HR, SB, and Wins.

    Can make 2 DL moves for Pujols and Zunino. Do I even make an attempt to catch 1st place or go for the future now? Available FA:

    Daniel Murphy
    Jim Henderson
    Carlos Quentin
    Coco Crisp
    Hector Santiago
    Archie Bradley
    Nick Castellanos
    George Springer
    Carlos Martinez

    Anyone else I might be missing for the future?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for first… Coco, Henderson

  119. MasterofGrond says:
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    Balls, with Veras traded to the Tigers I’m losing a closer either way,.

    And I don’t really want any part of Cisnero…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  120. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    I’m planning on starting Turner against the Mets today. You ok with that call? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  121. Chicken Dinner says:
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    By low on Kemp or avoid his arss? With Pujols’ foot knocking him out for the year I’m thinking about unloading Longo. I have Frazier to slide in his spot. Longo/Cole for Kemp/Bailey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avoid

  122. lonestar says:
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    Kazmir or Turner ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kazmir

      • lonestar says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks pal! One more, Kazmir or Porcello ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Porcello

  123. Juice_0321 says:
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    Grey! Thoughts on me trading my Kinsler who must be kept or sent packing in my format, Chris Archer and Starlin Castro for Kipnis, Franklin and Chapman/Teheran?

    Or what are your thoughts on Archer for Franklin straight up? Would you do it and who is more valuable ROS? Are you keeping either going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Franklin… Kipnis side of that trade

  124. mzyptlk says:
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    Need to replace Evercab….thinking of trading J Upton for Kipnis….insane-dumb-or reasonable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  125. poop says:
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    I hate asking sp lineup questions but torn this week – which 4 would you start (SON ratings included):

    1 starters:
    Scherzer: (CWS $27)
    Bum: (@TB $22) against Archer

    2 starters:
    Burnett: (StL $15.8; Col $18.4)
    Chen: (Hou $9.3; Sea $9.1)
    Kazmir: (CWS $10.7; @Mia $5.7)
    Peavy: (@Cle $16.5; @Det $8.4) may not get 2nd start once traded

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum, Scherzer, Burnett, Chen

  126. Al says:
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    I could use a safe dependable starter with some upside. Sandoval for Hamels ROS for 6×6 QS/OPS H2H? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a fair gamble at that price

  127. Greyismyhero says:
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    I know its kinda early for keeper questions but my league trade deadline is approaching fast so I wanna get your opinion on what I should do….Do I trade off the ones I’m not keeping for upgrades (I’m loaded at SP) I need 3b, RP, UTIL, or hold onto them for a run at the title?, and which 7 to keep?….I’m currently in 2nd….This is a very hard decision for me…:) Here’s the choices

    Braun
    Fielder
    Altuve
    Marte
    Gomez
    D. Brown

    Strasburg
    Kershaw
    Price
    J. Fernandez
    Harvey
    Cole
    Cingrani
    Wheeler
    Kimbrel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greyismyhero: Strasburg, Kershaw, Braun, Fielder, Marte, Harvey, Price are your keepers as of right now… Trade what you can if you can win this year… I’d trade one of the keeper arms or Braun if I could…

  128. John says:
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    Trying to decide whether to start Beachy tonight in my H2H league tonight. I figure if he does no worse than 3.78/1.27 (what SON says) he won’t hurt me. What are his chances of doing that? If CarGo doesn’t play what are his chances of dong that? I know JB doesn’t like him for tonight. Other thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: I wouldn’t start him

  129. Fish says:
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    H2H Yahoo + hits + OPS, which side do you like ROS?

    ortiz/choo vs. Encarnacion/Heyward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fish: Ortiz, very close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: Hehe, I said that!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I’m in JB’s league, this is going to get ugly

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t hurt him too bad…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I will slowly break him down like the D Backs bullpen this year

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Remove his Putz!

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: Hey Now!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha

    • WWGaudinD? says:
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      @Sky: not even august!! Gooo awayyy, haha

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I’m here to stay! I might even post this five more times today…just for you!

        • WWGaudinD? says:
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          @Sky: haha! Nooooo, make it stopp! Mustt.. resist….. Football….

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Resistance is futile!

  130. MasterofGrond says:
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    Finally made a push into a weekly first place RCL spot.

    This is a bragging post.

    It will not be the last.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @MasterofGrond: ego stroked….. that a baby!

      • MasterofGrond says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: There’s only one thing that likes being stroked more than my ego.

        My dog.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was expecting you to say your cat, Dr. Evil style…

          • MasterofGrond says:
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            @Grey: It’s the double bait-n-switch.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Impressive…

  131. Wilsonian says:
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    You like Archer over Kluber, Lester, or Kazmir for the ROS?

    H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Kazmir, depending on matchups, but I’d probably hold

  132. Manny fresh says:
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    Which side do you like better?

    Carlos Gonzalez and Sale or Scherzer and Austin Jackson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  133. Alky Sobrera says:
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    Donaldson/Gio v. Gardner/Kuroda

    Former correct?

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Alky Sobrera:

      My bad about not giving much info btw. Can spare steals, can use more power (I mean who can’t), and definitely could use the Ks. Hell, explaining it, seems like a no brainer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio side

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks grey! I need affirmation like Albert needs skate shoes.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  134. Greg says:
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    Ortiz/Shelby for Trout? Non keeper with hits, OPS, QS, K/9 in addition to std Yahoo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  135. Tehol Beddict says:
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    Would u trade myers and perkins for puig. I NEED ANSWERS

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Tehol Beddict: why did I get skipped?

      • WWGaudinD? says:
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        @Tehol Beddict: no shoes, no shirt, no service.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Who skipped you, Tehol? I’ll ban them forever…

        • WWGaudinD? says:
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          @Grey: grey = banned

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Imma let me finish!

            • Tehol Beddict says:
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              @Grey: hahaha u didnt amswer my question grey dog

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Which one TB?

                • Tehol Beddict says:
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                  @Grey: ive been offered puig for myers perkins and cisnero who I just picked up today

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I’d take Puig if I were good in saves…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Tehol Beddict: are your balls feeling huge right about now, I would, but I’m a Dodgers fan and know what kind of tear that crazy cubano can go on

      • Tehol Beddict says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: yea man. Tough for me to pull trigger. I love puig but myers could be just as good plus throwing in perkins amd another bum closer seems like a lot though like 2 weeks ago I woulda done in a heartbeat

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Tehol Beddict: my only issue with Perkins is he can get 8-10 more save ops ROS and Puig has that thing about him, but I would hold too, tempting thought isn’t it

  136. Wilsonian says:
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    16 Team H2H keeper league. I have these guys as my 5 keepers:

    Goldy, Tulo, Jones, Stanton, JUp/Machado

    Would you deal JUp and Machado for Braun? I’m out of it for this year and just trying to get a keeper upgrade. I have a monster offer out for Trout (guy who has him is in 1st), but haven’t heard back yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t want Braun there

  137. Tom says:
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    Creating a plan for replacing Everth Cabrera if he gets suspended this week. I don’t need to replace all of his ROS projected steals/runs but it would be nice to get a bunch. The good news is that I have the flexibility to replace him with any position.
    Rank your top three of the following ROS:

    Eaton
    Yelich
    Miller
    LeMahieu
    Martin
    Villar
    Pierre
    Lake

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich, Miller, Lake

  138. findin says:
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    Harper/Ziegler for Dominic Brown/Papelbon/Archer….which side wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  139. Andrew says:
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    Who would you rather have for the rest of the year: Marlon Byrd or Edwin Jackson?

  140. Fish says:
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    No consideration for position, who do you snag off wire? Yahoo + hits + OPS

    Morse, Aoki, McCann?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki

  141. Andrew says:
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    Would you trade Brett Lawrie for any of these closers?
    Kenley Jansen
    Sergio Romo
    Grant Balfour

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Andrew: If you needed saves, Lawrie sucks enough.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, first two

  142. Pete says:
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    Trade/Give JoFer (with Round 25 keeper value) and a 7th Round draft pick for Latos and a Round 10 draft pick? 12 team H2H points league in which we can keep 4 players. I’m very much in the running/tied for 2nd. He’s middle of the pack.

    I have Cano (R1), Kershaw (R2), Posey (R5), Puig (R25), and Brown (R18) in the mix as potential keepers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  143. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    If the Pirates are a front runner for Wilson does that mean melancon gets bumped?

    • WWGaudinD? says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: you think wilson is going to close? I doubt it.. but i guess anything is possible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely, unless the Pirates are insane

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: Well they do have a chance to add Alex Rios and don’t want to part with any of their loaded system to have a chance to go at it now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rios is fine to add, don’t see why that means Melancon moves out of the closer role…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: ‘m just saying they almost don’t want to take a shot at it right now…..ie they ain’t as bright as they look

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, true

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate:

      Nobody wants to add Rios at too high a price because of his doesn’t give a shit reputation. Not what you want for your stretch drive.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @OaktownSteve: damn, you and your reality, has he ever been a team that had a chance? Might change his song and dance

  144. Sal says:
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    Quick Question…a team is doing a fire sale as he is in last place and is looking to rebuild for next year as he is done for the year more or less. Its a 10 team league with a whole lot of categories 24 to be exact. Currently in first place and looking to strengthen up as my main competitors are doing so as well. Im looking to trade picks and only picks for these guys. Yeah i might deplete next years team a little but it might bring me the championship this year so i think its worth the gamble.

    what round out of 30 would you offer for any of these guys or where do you value them. EX 4th rounder etc.

    Matt Moore
    Bumgarner
    Ellsbury
    Anibal
    Stanton
    Desmond Jennings

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton, Bum, Elllsbury, Jennings, Moore… I’d give what it took to get them… Start low, work your way up

  145. Wilsonian says:
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    16 Team H2H keeper league. I have these guys as my 5 keepers:

    Goldy, Tulo, Jones, Stanton, JUp/Machado

    We only keep five, so it’s a toss up between JUp and Machado right now. I’m completely out of it and trying to get Trout from the guy in 1st. I’m sure he won’t do it, but this is the offer:

    Give: JUp, Machado, J.Francisco, Latos
    Get: Trout

    I threw Francisco in there because he just lost Pujols. Thinking that this deal may help him for now and gives him some future options. Am I insane for offering that, or just trying to make a good deal for the future?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Trout

  146. supra says:
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    Trying to make a trade to help my pitching for one last push at a playoff spot in my keeper league

    I give: Bogaerts, Arenado, Matt Adams, Gallardo
    I get: Scherzer, G.Holland, Lawrie

    Do it? Am I going to regret giving away Bogaerts next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re gonna regret it next year…

  147. The Thumb says:
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    How much does the addition of Crain hurt McGee and Peralta in Holds leagues? That pair has been money recently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really much…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: seems odd they would even need crain on this team, unless they are planning on bumping rodney out of 9th, which i’m sure they aren’t.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crain’s hurt, he’s insurance for playoffs… They didn’t give up anything…

  148. 'Topes says:
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    2 quick ones:

    When do you think the sox would call up Bogaerts if they do? Before Sept call ups?

    Would you trade Kazmir for Henderson assuming Henderson isn’t traded before Wed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Likely in the next ten days… Sure…

  149. booya says:
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    Would you trade Bailey for Porcello, Straily and Buccholz in a H2H 6×6 12 team league that uses QS?
    I would be dropping Erasmo and EJax if I took the deal…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  150. A2K says:
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    Ramos or Sal Perez? ROS?
    14 team 1 Catcher league. Doubles and Triples extra cat’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  151. slew says:
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    In a dynasty league, which one of these OFs would you prefer to roster, Urrutia or Marisnick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marisnick

  152. SteveNZ says:
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    Got a bit of a rag-tag collection of OFs in my 14 team H2H (OBP and AVG). Need to drop one for a bit of roster felxibility, not least to be able to activate Mike Morse.

    So who goes?

    J Upton
    Byrd
    Yelich
    Reddick

    Yelich?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Want to be able to grab Rajai off waivers too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Sigh. I’ve been so patient with him but he’s really done f***-all.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya

  153. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I see the Astros are calling up Chia-Jen Lo and Josh Zeid, think they might be here to close or at least audition? Zeid had 13 saves for AAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe to audition…

  154. chillmodious says:
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    Grey,

    For tomorrow… Wheeler (@ MIA, SON $2.5) or Kazmir (vs. ChiSox SON $10.7)?

    I don’t trust Kazmir, but I’ll trust you if you say so.

    • chillmodious says:
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      @chillmodious: …late addition… or Wei Yin Chen (vs. HOU, SON $9.7). Thanks!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, I’d go with Chen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust him either, but I trust him a tad more than Wheeler…

  155. SteveNZ says:
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    Do we need a David Price prayer polygon today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Always

  156. T Moore says:
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    Mr Grey: I noticed your thread on the “Holders”..

    Yes, it is a good idea for knocking down some quality pitching stats in ESPN style that has no innnings limit… However, my IPs are quite high by doing the reverse… Going long in Closers to kick off the season (securing a top score there too)… I now am slowly getting back to near normal in GS… Will be flush or plus by mid-August… Then I will still be able to add those Hot setup men..

    Still can’t buy a WIN… Portcello came through for the MAGPIES yesterday… I figured it wouldn’t be pretty but I’m desparate for Ws

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t buy a win either, might have some Magpie in me… So, what’s the Indiana thing you were saying?

      • T Moore says:
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        @Grey:

        Forget who said it… Maybe, Carl Sandburg???… Does seem kinda mean for him..

        “All good men come from Indiana
        For no good man would stay there.”.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! That’s awesome…

  157. nightpandas says:
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    Who do you like for the rest of the year, Brown replacement for now, need power:

    Morse
    Moss
    Quentin
    Joyce
    Viciedo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Viciedo

  158. Tehol Beddict says:
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    in the previous puig trade I mentioned would you rather include strop or cisnero???? like stropp better obviously but gregg is not for sure gone by any means. what say you oh wise Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cisnero

  159. OaktownSteve says:
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    Aranado at .400 plus avg over the last 10 days or so. Empty calories but I think the counters are about to come and then we’ll see a little power burst here before too long.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love it, hopefully he starts showing some power…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: or some boobs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Booya

  160. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Grey, long term keeper question. My keeper league, I’m completely out of it this year and playing for the future. I’ve been offered Braun (under contract for 3 more years after this year) for my des Jennings (under contract for 2014 only then will be released into draft pool) and Austin Jackson and Kenley Jansen (neither are under contract at the moment but at end of this year can each be kept for a maximum of 2 years each). Buy low on Braun and hope he’s normal Braun again starting in 2014, or keep the very solid package of des, Ajax and ken Jans? My gut is screaming “do it” but I’m having trouble hitting accept. Thoughts? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • LagunaBobbyI says:
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        @Grey: Would you be attempting to buy low on Braun in a keeper format where he is under contract for the next few years? Not sure if you are against buying low on him, or if I’m just not actually buying low with such a substantial return package. Thanks as always

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For the right price, sure…

  161. Wilsonian says:
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    Murphy or Franklin in H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin

  162. Jason says:
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    So I want machado. And am willing to overpay as evidenced by this post. Along with a 6 or 8 rd pick ( which is 1 or 3rd rd after keepers) who do you send:
    With a 6 willing to move: Altuve zobrist a Cabrera soriano aoki
    With an 8 tentatively willing to move hamels homer bailey any closer of paps Perez or romo,

    Of course this guy wants greinke. Do I make the overpayment with greinke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t understand… You want to send a 6th or 8th round pick and all of those guys?

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: no sorry. It’s a list of stupid things in willing to do to get machado as a keeper.

        It’s a really bad move but I’m shellfish.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Still don’t follow

          • Jason says:
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            @Grey: ok. I can pair any of those players up with a 6 or the others with an 8.

            The guy wants greinke. I’d rather someone else….sh!t now I went and confused myself.

            Is greinke and a6 way too much for machado? Considering I’m making the move to keep machado. Rotation still features stras lee hamels bailey minor nova and would end up dropping/moving soriano for a pitcher if needed.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not too much for Machado

              • Jason says:
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                @Grey: alright! You can’t see but I’m long distance high fiving you right now. Yes I’m alone.

  163. FrankGrimes says:
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    F@ck You Beachy

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Well that’s a rude way to order a Sex On The Beach…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Sky: haha I should be pissed at myself for getting greedy with his two starts in my weekly league I should have known with my luck I just dumped him for Chatwoods two starts next week argh

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ouch…yeah, those rubbery arms after TJ. Lots of HRs and walks. I picked him up and immediately dropped him in an RCL, wasn’t willing to try it out at this point. Probably not worth a pickup outside of keeper leagues this year.

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Sky: yes I should have known my luck is the shits with my playoff hopes dwindling lost yesterday cuz Cosart cole Corbin gave up total 5 runs and got no offense. guess football is coming…

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              It is…you signing up for an RCL? Post went live today.

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                @Sky: I will sure but looks like I miss out on the one with all the fellas

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  There’s plenty of fellas out there! It’s football, might find more ‘fellas’ leagues over time.

                  • goodfold2 says:
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                    @Sky: grimey, at least you may learn for the future, that when guys are coming off tommy john, and look bad with control in the minors, simply don’t start them. my opp who i’m fighting with for playoff spot started him too, and he’s my good friend, so i’ve been laughing my ass off at him on the phone. Got lucky not to get a loss.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @FrankGrimes: you complain about Beachy but I started De La Rosa, and your in line for the win.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @FrankGrimes: Grimey has such a bad outlook on life

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks sweet, why not go with the iTaste? Or is that not a possibility at this price?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: It’s a hybrid, and uses batteries, which I already own a couple from my mechanical. Has adjustable temp, ohms, and voltage. It’s the cadillac.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds pretty solid, I still tend to use my ego-C Twist more than the iTaste unless I’m going out and wanna charger… Like AA-type batteries?

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: no, they are rechargable. it’s a special type of battery

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Rechargeable with USB port? Have to buy a who different recharger?

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: got it already came with the other one. But remember, I’m paying HALF of what you do for all my stuff. How much was your MVP?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  $80, but really just using it as a charger most of the time… Not loving the pull on it… It’s a’ight, I guess…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: we really need to get you a better set up. A Vape consultant should be able to help

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I’d think… I have probably one of the best stores in the country I go to, but I hear different things everywhere… I think a lot of it is personal preference…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: did thay come with any tanks?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, two tanks… Have switched already once…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah, but they are they to sell you something at the end of the day. And determining what is best is really hard. After tomorrow, I’m going to have three devices

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I have three devices too… Only two that I really use, first was a beginner’s tool… I don’t love the idea of having batteries, but you’ll have to let me know how the new does… I’m always open for a new one…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, that’s what they look like, but not the swivel head, I didn’t want that… How long do the batteries last once charged?

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: the large ones will last all day +, if i get the e-vic, the one I posted earlier, it has a meter to tell me the charge left. The small batteries can last all day too. It has a puff counter so you will know quickly how long each one lasts.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, that’s very cool… All right, let me know if it’s an upgrade you think I should do…

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: that looks sweet. I’m been deciding what to upgrade too from my spinners but haven’t found a winner yet

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @FrankGrimes: I saw you comment on Football, what kind do you like?

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @FrankGrimes: football, standard, ppr, idp?

            • FrankGrimes says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: two long time leagues: one ppr auction league and one pretty standard keeper league

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @FrankGrimes: we got one last opening in my IDP/PPR/Carries league, Sky, Prezz, Guru, and Wallpaper Patterson are playing, we are breaking Sky and Guru’s IDP cherries

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @FrankGrimes: right now it’s at Aug 25th

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate:

      looks like some sort of vibrator out of one of those
      southern california sex shops .
      they still have those , right ?

  164. FrankGrimes says:
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    on a side note just finished Season three game of thrones. I’m off to visit the girls family for six days and need some input on what to watch next while they’re smoking eating and fighting all day.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @FrankGrimes: PORN!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA… I’d watch them… Have you watched Luther? Netflix streaming…

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey: no I will look it up tho. last three shows I’ve finished recently are Game of thrones Peep show and dexter

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice… Enlightment is decent on HBO Go, but you need to give it a few episodes and it’s a 30 minuter, and was cancelled after the 2nd season… Of course, Breaking Bad is the best show on Netflix streaming, but you’ve probably watched that…

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey: yes I have. what bout sons of anarchy or walking dead good or pass?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Walking Dead is awesome but the series isn’t over. You’ll be left hanging.

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                @Sky: sweet thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I haven’t watched either, heard good things though… Watch Luther, you’ll like it and there’s not many episodes…

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: isn’t walking dead back by mid-fall or something?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’ve never seen it

  165. Andrew says:
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    Which side: Chase Utley vs Sergio Romo/Marco Scutaro

  166. danny almonte says:
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    So are we probably expecting Everth to take his suspension and not appeal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  167. OaktownSteve says:
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    You like that call on Arenado, Broham.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Off topic, but what are your thoughts on Reddick? Any sign of him doing anything worthwhile (I know you’ve been pretty bearish on him this year).

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @SteveNZ:

        It is possible he turns it around but there are no signs. He looks totally hopeless.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @SteveNZ:

        this is like stock market stuff .
        both you and oaktown getting off reddick could
        open the door of opportunity to others .

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @costaricanchata: Probably against my better judgement, I’m going to hold him for a bit longer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love it!

  168. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    Brothers or Melancon, ROS?

    Drop Latos for Leake?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melancon…Hold

  169. Snake Hips says:
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    Are Medlen and Ian Kennedy spot start pitchers at this point? It’s ok to drop them if we need to right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy is, Medlen in some leagues

  170. SteveNZ says:
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    Jesus, Cotts. Please – not on the first day of the H2H week…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whew!

  171. franky2times says:
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    That C-SPAN quip was the inception of humor joke puns…that being said I’m considering dumping my second upton of the year, this time im looking at getting holliday and gerrit cole for justin…holliday’s ROS is slightly better but coles is horrible, should i try for a better pitcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try for a better pitcher, but that trade is fair

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        if you had to guess , right now ,
        give me a fair price adp for j-up next year .
        (thanks) .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          40-50

  172. Jason says:
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    Minor or homer bailey ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor, toss up really

  173. SteveNZ says:
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    Up against Car-Go this week.

    As if I needed to point that out…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: And he was just CS. Greedy bastard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: He’s 5-5 now.

  174. SteveNZ says:
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    I’ll be pretty steamed if the Rays ‘pen cocks this up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Holy shit.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: And a blown call to boot, if the Twitter is to be believed.

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @SteveNZ: yep safe! happy for you guys but man lately I can’t catch a freakin break

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, I see

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Oh yeah? On what?

            • FrankGrimes says:
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              @Grey: everything! now shark leaving with a ND
              price beat me today playing vs cargo meanwhile Rizzo JUp argh Jennings has gone cold too
              I’m not keeping JUp next year I can’t take it anymore

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @FrankGrimes: where are going to visit the lady’s family at?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Lots of pitching today…

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Grey: Play at the plate. Seems the runner that would have tied the game was safe. Ump admitted he blew it…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Gotcha

  175. SteveNZ says:
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    That Perez vulture win was nice.

    • Pope says:
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      @SteveNZ: Truth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wish I had some of that for Cotts

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: True, but we can both be thankful that Cotts outing didn’t turn into something really horrible.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Very true

  176. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Yo grimey, where you going to visit the ladies family at?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: It’s near Folsom they’re from buffalo originally. that draft day is same as my auction so unless its a late start or it changes don’t think I can join.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @FrankGrimes: damn, it’s at 2:30.

        There is suppose to be a really good vape store in Sac

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: nice maybe I will take a lil road trip.
          too bad the timing isn’t right it be fun to be in there

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @FrankGrimes: I’ve been to Folsom before once……once!

  177. Red Barons says:
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    Is it time to drop Rollins? I know he’s a second half player, but I have Alexei Ramirez and Nick Franklin eligible for SS and Rollins hasn’t been producing yet. How confident do you feel about him turning things around? I would be dropping for either Jim Henderson or Travis Wood.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop him for Henderson

  178. goodfold2 says:
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    now upton K’s 3 times in a row, LOOKING. Is this twit obstinate enough to know he’s right but not adjust to shitty ump anyway? Umps are god. Adjust or die.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: stoicism vs deontology (kantianism)

  179. Mitch says:
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    Frieri has been bad. Another blown save. Any potential change?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubtful on a change

  180. Comma says:
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    god bless Carlos Gonzalez……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  181. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    downs finally becoming the new dark horse closer candidate with frieri getting blown up around once or more a week? If i’m in a league with net saves and holds, and K/BB instead of K’s as cats,i lead the league in net saves, stone last in holds, also last in era and whip and near bottom in quality starts. I am weak in steals too. This league used to be 15 teams, now it’s down to 12, with the top team getting chopped up in a dispersal draft ( i got jones and latos, nice). the league leader in holds is 2nd worst in net/saves as he only has melancon as closer. I can trade closers or outfield for his holds guys/starters. I just stashed Broxton as well for this, and my veras just turned into holds guy in very good situation. i just put in waiver for Cook as well.
    -His holds guys are delabar/doolittle/walden/scheppers/thayer
    -my closers are holland/frieri (i wanted this guy gone before today)/parnell.
    so he needs saves (without blown so he may not want frieri as much as the other 2) i need holds about as much. In these situations are 1 to 1 trades appropriate?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Downs isn’t on the Angels anymore

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: really.yeah ATL. I’m guessing that screws over walden. wow, that’s 2 late bullpen LAA guys in less than a year to go to ATL. from looking at the waiver wire it seems apparent that trading for holds guys is pretty silly. am i
        1. better off trading closers i don’t want or need like parnell/frieri as package pieces along with my ridiculously too good and too many OF’ers (do start 4)(jones/fowler/victorino/bruce/soriano/rasmus) and just waivering holds guys. I now have Fien/Veras/Broxton (DL). If this is true
        2.which are better for holds,K/BB, era/whip? rank at least 3
        cook/hawkins/strop/parker/hernandez/collins/qualls/medina/kelley. I’d have to waiver cook but am probably only gonna keep latos/shark/lackey/colon/e-jax (maybe, at least till i trade some OF and closers for really good SP) and go all holds guys in every other pitcher spot. Need to up era/whip/K/BB/holds.
        It’s weird both being in unlimited roster move league along with K/BB rather than K total.
        2.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cook, Parker, Collins

  182. Jason Katnip says:
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    Not happy about Ernesto blowing my Weaver win.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Grey: @Jason Katnip: not happy about just adopting a team with frieri on it.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Crap

  183. Jason Katnip says:
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    I hope all these Biogenisis players get suspended ROS. Wouldn’t mind seeing Ever Cab, Nelly Cruz, Colon, and Peralta go down.

    • Jason Katnip says:
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      **Salty Braun Owner** Traded Moore/Gordon for a briefcase full of paper IOU’s.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me either

  184. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Strop of a Pitch!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  185. Jason Katnip says:
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    Yo Grey,

    Drop Scott for:
    Adam Lind
    Russell Martin
    Junior Lake

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lake for now

  186. SteveNZ says:
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    Damn, look at Reddick doing work…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cause you dropped him?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Haven’t dropped him yet.

        Maybe I should just drop Gattis instead (I have Sal at catcher)…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, Gattis

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: And look how crappy Reddick was after I decided not to drop him!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA!

  187. Andrew says:
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    Which side: Chase Utley vs Sergio Romo/Marco Scutaro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo

  188. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Good Samardzjia showed up tonight…man he is such a tease. Makes me think he is sexy, then does something crazy like walk 5 in 5 innings with a WHIP of over 2 his next time out. Then…back to sexy. Then back to unsexy…it’s like that crazy girl. You hate her crazy bi-polar ways, but you keep going back because, well, she has skills

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: what could end up happening is, even if you didn’t start out as a masochist, all that ugly bad times bleed into the good ones, creating one messy memory and when you next go with the overall safer girl/pitcher/situation/drug etc. it appears boring. Even though before the hot crazy chick you didn’t start out as the thrill seeking,high nervous system variance craving pervert. Not saying that’s happened to you, but it could happen to anyone.

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @goodfold2: Ha, true. I had my good” times though. I put good in quotations, because some were good, but some were just plain bad/crazy…over the top. Won’t get into it, but let’s just say I lived real hard for quite a few years. Then one day I finally decided it would be good to maybe take my foot off the gas a bit. Then after a while I found me a cool chick…because even though I chilled out, I am not the goody goody type…and I have a sick mind..ha. She is cool, we have fun, and I was like man I gotta put a ring on this finger. So, I did. She is sexy…not Samardzjia sexy because she brings it all the time without the crazy mess…haha.

  189. SteveNZ says:
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    Not loving this Griffin stream so much all of a sudden…

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @SteveNZ: ha my day is horrible too. E5 and Leake keep making it worse

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @SteveNZ: Yeah…at least the WHIP is good and the K’s are decent though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  190. Wake Up says:
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    Cat-a-Strop-hic!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Wake Up: he was this bad with BAL, the weird part was how decent he had been just by switching teams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  191. goodfold2 says:
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    i’m guessing the story now with frieri is since the LAA from that suburb of planet earth are so bad they’ll let him cook in the sun, or DDLR takes over in 3 weeks? I say three weeks because these morons seem to be the kind of parents that let the kid burn down 3 houses before taking away his matches. Where oh where are you R.Coello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: somebody get that kid OFF THE ESCALATOR!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  192. SteveNZ says:
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    In case y’all missed it, The Tron has Chris Carter at $36.5 tomorrow…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: let’s see, try dividing by three when it’s over.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @goodfold2: I’m giving him a whirl in my H2H league.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SteveNZ: def worth trying.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Or maybe that was 3.65 – it being the number of times he will strike out.

        I have changed my avatar. Looks similar, but is a guy who might be more down with what goes on in here. Not sure this was ever Bart’s kind of place…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  193. SteveNZ says:
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    Cecil in at 8-4 down. Just getting work or indicative of his current place in the pecking order?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s been a mess recently…

  194. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    out of simmons/cozart/villar who’s best ROS. I thought i’d get Desmond in that dispersal draft and would’ve just dropped Cozart. Instead got 2nd overall pick as for some reason 5 out of the 12 teams didn’t respond in time and got Adam Jones. which is nice. But still really weak at SS. Have Jed Lowrie at MI also. Villar isn’t as useful in this league since it’s net steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons

  195. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Had Samardzjia and Lohse going in one league…I hate the Wins cat!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wish I had them going in all my leagues

  196. SteveNZ says:
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    Come on Lowrie. Make me proud.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Jesus Christ.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @SteveNZ: i just adopted that guy too.

  197. goodfold2 says:
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    1. eovaldi or arrieta tomorrow for streaming? or neither since i’m 7 innings over for projected ROS. those aren’t really great starts
    2. i know gyorko’s been bad over last 32 at bats, but forsythe has got to be worse, right? He’s been benched 2 days in a row. I got wallace to play third this week, but Gyorko becomes a drop if he keeps this crap up? 16 teamer.
    3. doolittle and cook are equals towards 8th inning now, right? matchups as to which comes in that day, or which inning.
    4. i see you have bogaerts coming up before september. Not a bad idea to grab after trade deadline with 1 of last 2 pickups for week by dropping bastardo (assuming he doesn’t get job). And he will play 3rd, which i need, bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi… 2. Yes, worse 3. Yes 4. Yup

  198. costaricanchata says:
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    cespedesssshush

  199. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    If anyone has yet to sit down for a full game and watch the Brewers for the simple fact of seeing Juan Francisco play 1B…please do yourself a favor and do so. To say it’s an adventure out there is an understatement.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: like the dude in moneyball who’s greatest fear is the ball being in his general vicinity.

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @goodfold2: Haha yeah. Man, tonight he completely missed a routine throw from SS.Then on the throw from 2B a DP ball it completely missed his glove and hit his wrist…lol.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like Kipnis at 2nd

  200. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Denorfia 2 run walk off HR to dead center off Chapman…mashed it.

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @goodfold2: Words simply cannot describe how much I hate that category.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: it is stupidly defined. but not as stupid as losses. A pitcher could allow 1 run in the 1st, leave after 7 down 1-0; both teams go crazy with runs and his team ends up losing 10-9 or something like that, and unless the game ever got tied or his team ever went ahead, he gets the loss. Retarded. The way hockey defines goalie wins is much better, it’s not about who was winning or losing when a goalie was yanked (due to injury or being bad); it’s about which goalie allowed the game losing goal. which makes some sense, at least.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  201. costaricanchata says:
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    denorfia surprises chapman
    and most of san diego ,

  202. letsgobravos says:
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    Papi apparently won’t be suspended for his tantrum the other night. Can’t believe they are going to let him get away with that. Own him on one team so I’ll take the good break.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that was insane

  203. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    trying to put in waiver claims on 2 people. yahoo is F’ed up with this. I have both mcallister and alvarez trying to be dropped for bailey/cook. i want to drop mcallister first, then alvarez. In case someone takes bailey ahead of me, i want to drop mcallister first for cook. it should be simple and if it was cbs/espn for football it would look like
    1. dropping mcallister for bailey
    2. dropping mcallister for cook (contingent on not me not having dropped mcallister first)
    3. dropping alvarez for cook (contingent on me already having cook)
    the people who run yahoo are seriously stupid. it doesn’t let me put these 3 in. I can put in 1 and 3, but not with 2.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey who?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: homer

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @goodfold2: are there more bailey’s than homer and that injury case over at BOS?

  204. ThE sHiT says:
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    Anyone: Need a 2B to replace shitty Gyorko. Who of Ellis, Sogard, Mercer, Ackley, or LeMahieu is the grab?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @ThE sHiT: probably lemehieu, he at least gets decent avg , hits in good park/lineup/offense and will get runs, for sure. Eventually i guess the steals will come back too. i have him and gyorko in 16 teamer, but will use wallace at 3rd this week, not pure dropping gyorko just yet, too deep of league. might have to when aramis comes back.

  205. ThE sHiT says:
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    Also, need to drop Fatt Adams now that Holliday is back. Viciedo, Simmons, Alonso, Span, and Venable are available. Who to pick up?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @ThE sHiT: grey will say viciedo here.

  206. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    roto league with lf/rf/cf/of. have these
    jones CF
    fowler CF
    victorino all OF
    bruce RF
    soriano LF
    rasmus CF
    i’m already looking to move soriano either with or without parnell/frieri for good SP and/or good holds guy like robertson, i’m guessing the 2nd guy to move would be rasmus? I need steals and lack of K’s way more than rbi’s/homers. I’m very high at OPS/AVG as well. I only have 2 Net steals on the season. Leader of league only has 15, but still 2 for whole year is bad. I would think those would be fair deals for a team with homer lack at OF and saves weakness?

  207. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    that manager over at MIL sure is a smart guy. He’s got guys like aoki/segura, guys with good OBP. but yeah, weeks at leadoff, that makes sense.

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