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Rudy went into his fantasy laboratory and came up with yet another tool.  This, guys and four girl readers, is the Fantasy Baseball Buy/Sell Tool.  It’s about as easy to use as any of the other tools combined.  It’s called the Buysellatops and it looks like this.  It talks instead of grunting or whatever dinosaurs did.  Actually, they could’ve talked.  We don’t know.  Maybe The Land of the Lost was a documentary.  Who’s to say?  The Buysellatops has two things on its mind this week, how can we get rid of all of these pollutants and gravity so I can graze the roof?  And how little can I buy Jason Heyward for?  Sometimes all the planets align for a great buy, this week is one of those days.  This day is one of those weeks?  You know what I mean.   Heyward has just about reached his nadir.  Unless he has a season-ending injury tonight, there’s no way he can be worse.  His BABIP is silly terrible.  Right now, he’s hitting line drives into the gap and it’s hitting a pelican and falling into the outfielder’s glove.  If he hits .330 from now until October, it wouldn’t surprise me.  He is not a one hundred-something hitter.  He has power and speed.  Here’s a comparison for ya — he can be as good as Adam Jones the rest of the year.  Rarely do you get a chance to buy low on such a highly ranked hitter, but here’s your chance.  As Buysellatops would say, “Get Heyward, and maybe some suntan lotion from Buchholz.  This sun is so much stronger than I remember it.”  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Jason Castro – He doesn’t have the respect for family like Salvador Perez, who only last week said, “My hip hurts, but we’re here to play, right?” Then took a week off because his grandmother is doing scratch-off tickets in the big convenience store in the sky.  Without the love for mi familia, Castro is batting third for not the worst team offensively (pitching is a different story).

Yasmani Grandal – I’m hesitant to mention OBPWulf because for some reason with catchers you people don’t adhere to the cliche of “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush” and are all “the grass is greener on the other side of the fence” (because those bastards water their lawn to make us look bad).  I guarantee 98% of you who pick up Grandal will be bored out of their mind with him.  Grandal is great for OBP and two-catcher leagues.  In most of your leagues, he doesn’t work so well.  Great, buy on him, Grey…you couldn’t sell chinchilla fur coats to Eskimos!  Thanks, Random Italicized Voice.  Eskimos love chinchilla!  I get it, Random Italicized Voice.  I don’t think you do.

Erik Kratz – I’m giving you a lot of catcher options this week because I’m a glutton for punishment.

Yonder Alonso – Right now, Rudy’s battling for first in our RCL league and has Alonso as his first baseman.  He also drafted Ike Davis and Chris Carter.  Yikes.

Emilio Bonifacio – The only reason I keep pushing him is because I know that he could go on a month-long stretch where he’s the best middle infielder in the game due to his speed.

Anthony Rendon – Sometimes you need hard-hitting analysis to buy into a guy.  Sometimes you just have to realize there’s no way someone (Espinosa) can play with a fracture in his wrist.  I mean, c’mon, it’s ludicrous that he’s even still playing and I got what I knows in different area codes.

Nick Franklin – I already went over my Nick Franklin fantasy.  I wrote it while watching Graham from MasterChef daintily take a bite of food.

Zack Cozart – In the last seven days, Cozart has produced a $14 value.  To give you a real world example, you’re at your draft and Cozart goes for $1 and you’re like, “Wow, he should’ve went for $14.  What a bargain!”  To give you another real world example, Eric Nies works at your car wash and you have a good laugh at his expense.

Erick Aybar – He’s been Vin Diesel trying to act bad so far this year, but he’s in a great place to succeed.  Kinda just needs to connect the dots for a top 10 shortstop season.  Our rest of the season Player Rater tends to agree too.  BTW, that Player Rater knows the future and it sends its condolences for your schnauzer, Arfer Woofruff.  Nothing could’ve been done.

Jurickson Profar – Has to get everyday playing time at some point.  I mean, Ron Washington can’t be that high on the Devil’s Dandruff, can he?

Matt Joyce – For this pick up, I went to the Hitter-Tron and clicked for the next 7 days.  Then the Hitter-Tron asked me to click it again, then again, then he sprayed oil on my face.  I feel gross.

Josh Reddick – He’s back from an ‘undisclosed’ injury which required him to apply liberal amounts of Gold Bond Medicated Powder, and now Reddick’s feeling much better.

David Lough – SAGNOF!

Marcell Ozuna – I can’t generate enough energy to grab a Marlins hitter…Luckily, Al Gore, Planet Master and Internet Founder, built windmills made from Ike Davis’s swing to generate energy to grab Ozuna. Thanks, Al Gore!

Lucas Duda – Won’t you pick him up and be dazzled?  Oops, I meant, you won’t pick him up and be dazzled.  Eh, tomato-hot schmotato.

Aaron Hicks – Weird how excited you people were for Hicks in the preseason, but now I have to beg people to own him.  Y’all crazy!

Jackie Bradley – Do you remember where you were the day Jackie Bradley walked three times?  I remember where I was.  I was sitting on my couch wondering if Jeffrey truly appreciates The Barefoot Contessa.

Chris JohnsonJuan Francisco was tagged Dead For being Ass (more commonly referred to as DFA) and Johnson will see the everyday ABs now.  As I say to the ladies, make some room for Johnson!

Vinnie Pestano – Francona went with the paisan over Captain Joe Smith, the Native American “liberator.”  I think Smith is a better bet for Indians, I’m not being politically incorrect.  I mean the team.

Francisco Rodriguez – K-Rod says to the Brewers, “All your save belongs to me,” then he throws the father of Bernie the Brewer into the water cooler.

Robert Coello – If Scioscia were Francona, Coello would’ve had the closer job already.  Or he would’ve been at least in charge of slicing the garlic for the gravy.

Chris Archer – I just went over him this morning.  Use your scrolly finger and go to it.

Brandon Beachy – Will return in about two weeks.  Do I like Beachy?  For shore!

Jerome Williams – For Jerry W., I went to the Stream-o-Nator, scrolled down until I found a guy that wasn’t owned in that many leagues while ignoring Joe Blanton.  SON, “I feel used.  I’m lonely.  I wish I was a dishwasher so Hitter-Tron would hump me.”

Dan Straily – Has had two great starts in a row and is about to go against a team that has a .293 OBP and strikes out more than someone who owns Super Castlevania.

Jarrod Parker – Is at home against those same White Sox.  If that’s not a good start, my name is not Grey Periwinkle Albright.

Michael Wacha – I just went over my Michael Wacha fantasy.  I wrote it before seeing his first start, but I had seen it in my mind’s eye if you know what I mean and aren’t totally creeped out.

Zack Wheeler – I have 17,000 Gregg Jefferies rookie cards that says this Mets rookie can’t fail.

Kyle Kendrick – In his last few starts– Oh, who are we kidding?  He’s about to face the Marlins.

Corey Kluber – He’s come to a crossroads. Kluber is either going to take the path of great resistance and become a 12-team, mixed league worthwhile starter because of his great 9+ K-rate and tremendous 2.91 xFIP, while going against the Rays and Yankees in his next two starts.  Or Kluber will return to being a marginal AL-Only starter and get turned away for wearing ripped jeans, go home and change, only to return to find out it’s Latin Night and all the women are 50+ and the men are wearing so much cologne he has a sneezing fit and is rushed to the hospital.

SELL

Dustin Pedroia – He has a torn UCL.  For playing with that, he gets major real baseball points.  You know when you go to the beach and your cooler spills, but you still eat your tuna salad sandwich even though it rolled on the beach? That’s Pedroia, he eats gritty tuna.  This isn’t great news from a fantasy perspective.  He’s on pace for only 10 homers, and the power drought might be coming from his torn UCL.  If you have a Son of Sam Horn in your league that thinks Pedroia should be bronzed while wearing a cape on the Cape with the Kennedys, then I’d explore offers.

Vernon Wells – Can you even get anything for him?  Use him as a little Splenda in a trade?  I don’t know, maybe.  Either way, I think he’s reverting to the guy who lost his fantasy value a few years ago.  Just as the Angels seem to be turning around too.  Hmm… Maybe when the Angels flap their wings it causes a Vernon Wells hurricane.

Mark Trumbo – Hey, it’s my annual Sell guy in June!  Hey, annual Sell guy in June, say hello to your mother for me!  Let’s hit you with some cold hard facts.  Last year after the All-Star Break, Trumbo hit .227 and lost his everyday job in September.  He had 10 homers after the All-Star Break, but 8 of those came in July, which five coming in the first week after the All-Star Break.  Once August hit, he was hot garbage holding up folded aluminum foil to its face.  I wouldn’t sell him for Jeff Keppinger and two Yodels, but I’d look into trading him.

From Around The Web

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Kid A: HA, I think the hair is what got me locked in

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: coincidence that I post this on the Buy/Sell entry? Coogs better take notice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          She follows your posting a little too closely…. I’m suspicious.

    • Gareth says:
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      @Kid A: Seems to be working. She was lean like Jerky. Looked like it too.

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Gareth: and perky up top

  1. flanwagon says:
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    good stuff grey…

    marcum, wood or j.williams moving forward?

  2. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Drop Sal Perez for Castro?

  3. Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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    was there a problem with the site about ten minutes ago?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, we were borked for a minute or two there…

    • Kid A says:
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      @Juan Lleno de Odio: Jack questioning the universe after he lost his beans yesterday.

      • Prezz says:
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        He lives in LA… just walk outside, youll find all the beans you need..

        • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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          @Prezz: I am looking in a mirror…bean found
          me llamo el frijole blanco

            • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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              @Prezz: I hope its some carnitas

              • Prezz says:
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                @Juan Lleno de Odio: just ate mexican at a place called “Juans”.. switched it up today and went bean style instead of honky style..

                • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                  @Prezz: honky food? Is that an open face bacon sandwich on white bread covered in gravy and cheese?

                  Now I’m hungry

                  • Prezz says:
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                    @Juan Lleno de Odio: that sounds like a mess… but a brilliant mess! Honk honk!!

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Kid A: BTW, I’m really glad you claimed me as the guy you pick on in here, the educational value and smarts far exceeds EG’s capabilities, that fake town reference thing I vaguely remember from college was an 11. With that being said, bring your spirit fingers

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTSkvAabm0k

  4. royce! says:
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    I guess I can think of myself as being ahead of the times, but I’m not so thrilled about already owning so many players that Buysellatops says I should buy…

    Sent an offer to a guy who is starting Mark Ellis at 2B- my Pedrioa and Berkman for his Dread Pirate and Chris Johnson…Hopefully the guy will at least take the time to respond, but his starting Ellis doesn’t make me think he’s too interested in competing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s the problem with that dinosaursellasaurus, it tells you to buy stuff you have and you’re like, “I don’t want it and I have it!”

  5. Whiskey Diet says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In my 12 Team H2H league with 3OF, 1Util +OBP +SLG…

    Santana – Pujols – Gyorko (Kinsler) – Longoria – Rollins – Jones – Pence – Frazier – De Aza – Joyce – Arenado – Lawrie

    This guy really wants my Wilhemlsen or Mujica for his Jhonny Peralta. Is that an upgrade over Rollins? Other guys on the free agent wire: Aybar, Drew, Didi, Crawford, Florimon…

    Thanks

  6. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Castro or Grandal in H2H points leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro

  7. Moscowitz says:
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    Uggla is striktly a bench bat. I cant take his avg. (I have Kipnis, K.Johnson and Hill on DL). This is a shallow t0 team league but i tell you what. Barely someone has a bench bat in that league so the material on waivers is comparable to a 14 team league because those guys seem to stock pile pitchers. The only thing is, we cant stream. We have 50 transactions for the whole season which makes it important to think further than just the next start. I basically always have to think for the ROS.

    Pitchers available are: Marcum, McCarthy, Porcello, Gausman, Parker, Phelps, Jackson, Leake, Vargas.

    Would you drop Uggla for one of these guys? As i said in your other post, i would like to to give Marcum a try over the rest. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold if you’re on a move limit…

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey:

        This is my pitching staff

        Lynn
        Miller
        Wacha
        Peavy
        shields
        Gallardo
        Kluber

        Josh Johnson and Beachy are on DL

        still hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold for now, yeah

          • Moscowitz says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks a bunch

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  8. Rixo says:
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    Cjohnson or arenado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson

  9. Steve D. says:
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    Biggest knock on Jason Castro is he can’t hit lefties… have you seen his splits? (slashing .152/.200/.182 in 33 AB) Yikes!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tis is true… Luckily there’s less of them

  10. Prezz says:
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    Hey, guy in the RCL… dont read this buy… Its not for you… Just turn around… Nothing to see.. go!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Prezz: I won’t tell anyone if you won’t

      • Prezz says:
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        @Juan Lleno de Odio: offered Ryu for him after his shutout.. he denied it quick.. but held off on Drubel for heyward til the offer expired.. grr

        • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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          @Prezz: maybe we can do frazier for Trumbo?

          • Prezz says:
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            @Juan Lleno de Odio: i need the homers bad… Although i owned him all last year,even when grey said sell(i didnt), and ended up dropping him at the end. I will not make the same mistake twice but i want to get more than that for him. Frazier has been pretty craptastic..

            • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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              @Prezz: he’s been great and now bad, but he will rise again, especially when it heats up in Cincy, look I’m not over paying and I will take on the trumbo risk for you. Frazier is an interesting guy this year, not sure how this will turn out for him. I’m just throwing this at you so you know that I know that we both have question marks….I would try to cash in Trumbo, you should find someone in out league to give you something useful,

              • Prezz says:
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                @Juan Lleno de Odio: i already have a plan to sell harvey, trumbo and ryu.. in the next week i have to put it into action before someone gets hurt tho!

                I agreed with grey on frazier in march, didnt get him anywhere but he hasnt exactly set the world on fire. Although he could turn it around… If you offered me this a month ago i prolly woulda bit.

                • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                  @Prezz: I’m your in case of emergency break glass guy, too bas we don’t live closer, I’d come over get you balls to the wall stoned, share some brews and then hammer out a deal

                  • Prezz says:
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                    @Juan Lleno de Odio: thats the only way to get trades done in my F&F league i guess you would call it.. we all know eachother and trades just get crazy when were all together.

                    And if you are okay with being my EGB guy, its fine with me! Haha

                    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                      @Prezz: we’ll just have to get drunk and skype…I’ll wear pants

                    • Prezz says:
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                      For every trade thats proposed, remove an article of clothing… And take a shot!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA!

                    • Prezz says:
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                      Mornin grey!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      A’la Kanye, Good mornin’!

                    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                      @Prezz: what do we do if we run out of clothes? ….shave limbs?

  11. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Beltran too much to offer for Heyward? or a good sell high/buy low

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…

  12. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. my pujols for heyward/zobrist (have rizzo at 1b).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward side, it’s fair

  13. Emily says:
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    I recently picked up Travis Wood and Tyler Chatwood – think they’re both worth holding on to (head to head keeper league) or is it worth dropping one (or both) to pick up Mike Leake or Tyler Lyon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Chatwood for Leake

  14. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    @Grey – Need to fill a utility spot in a deap, 14 team mixed league (that’s what I get for riding the Eric Chavez trade into oblivion). Needless to say, the wire is thin. Appreciate if you’d rank these dudes –

    Chris Johnson
    Jackie Bradley
    Jason Castro (not keen on using a C in the utility spot)

    Or, do we just say screw it and pick up Anthony Rendon and wait for the Nats to do what they’ve got to do with Espi? Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson, Rendon…

  15. Al says:
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    Rendon has missed last seven games for Harrisburg (wisdom tooth).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, but that is a lot better than a broken wrist

  16. Steve D. says:
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    Snag Zack Wheeler now before it’s too late?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Ed H. says:
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        How’s about Wheeler or Beachy? Which one to grab and stash?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wheeler

  17. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    5×5 category league – Gyorko or Seager as a starting 2B?

    Also, I recently added a dropped Gallardo so I have no real investment.
    Depending how YoGa looks tonight, would bidding on an available Wacha
    and dropping Gallardo be a decent play?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko…. Sure, grab Wacha

  18. RedRox says:
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    Trade Fowler for Heyward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, it’s fair…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swedish Chef knows!

  19. Fenway Fungus says:
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    Starting Teheran vs Nats tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  20. Jangles says:
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    Math time: Joyce>Brantly>Murphy?

  21. Evil Grey says:
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    Best headline ever. I bought Heyward 2 hours ago. First!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  22. Matt Pascale says:
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    Your Greyness,

    I have Kinsler on the DL and have been using Matt Carpenter at 2B – Profar is available in my league…thoughts? I gotta say – I know you are not a big fan of Carpenter but is this comparing apples and oranges?

    Thanks in advance,

    Matt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold…

  23. Dkohn says:
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    Your Gre-yce,

    Could you please rank ROS:
    Torii Hunter, Joyce, Chris Johnson, Viciedo, Hosmer

    And the Buysellatops?!?! You guys are made geniuses, MAD I TELL YA!!

    Also Good Idea/ Bad Idea
    They should remake all the Indiana Jones, only this time Indy has a mustache.

    Thanks Your Gre-yce!

    P.S. How do you add a picture to your icon.
    P.P.S. I’m really rooting for SON and Hitter-Tron.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hunter, Joyce, Johnson… That was all Rudy, it is a great tool… Go to gravatar.com and upload a photo…

      • Dkohn says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        So you’d want Hunter over Joyce?

        So boring, I need some Wacha Flocka Flame to my pickups!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA, I hear ya, friend… You need some steady producers too though

          • Dkohn says:
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            @Grey: Ha word, that’s why you’re the king!

            Random Italicized Voice: How do I get to be the king?

            It ain’t like that RIV. See, the king stay the king, a’ight?

            Random Italicized Voice: Not if I cut off all the air to his mustache! Muah ha ha ha

            Ayo, lesson here RIV. You come at the king, you best not miss.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA!

  24. DirtyD says:
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    MLB 12 team 5×5

    Need some speed but not looking for a pure SAGNOF guy (also locked in battle for HR/RBI).

    Is it too much to send my Holliday and Wacha (I have a glut of pitching) for his Cespedes? The extra 10 or so SBs that Cespedes could get me might make a difference.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cespedes

  25. The Flayed Man says:
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    Heyward for Sandoval in dynasty league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  26. Carl Weathers says:
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    My injured Austin Jackson for Heyward ok?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  27. Matthew says:
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    I am weak at 2B because I have Jose Reyes on DL and had Scutaro at 2B (kinda messed up on draft day) stil in second place cause of my team.

    Been using Infante at 2B and Scutaro at SS

    Would you go with Scutaro at 2B and Didi at SS instead or do you have a waiver suggestion for 2B or SS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Waiver suggestion are above… I’d go with Didi over Infante…

      • Matthew says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. They say Reyes is just a couple f weeks away, maybe I sell him as well. Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  28. B.o.B says:
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    Would you rather trade away Machado or Aramis for Rios? Picked up Machado when Aramis went on the DL and really no need for 2 3B. Would like to get an OF for one of them. Or do you not like either of those trades?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aramis…

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Just curious, does the “…” after you said Aramis mean anything? Like “I guess if I had to pick one…” or “Eh, Aramis but I wouldn’t do it.’

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  29. Fermin's Last Theorem says:
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    Gonna try to pry Heyward and maybe Garza away from a guy who needs a CI.

    R.Zimm or Panda too much for those two?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Panda’s not

  30. Greyismyhero says:
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    I have #1 waiver priority, Wacha is on waivers and will clear tomorrow. Waist my #1 on him or wait until Taveras, Myers, Yellich to come up? I’m solid in both pitching and hitting. Non-keeper. Thanks and keep toking!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Wacha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  31. mhfella says:
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    If you’re not playing the Dodger starters at Coors this weekend, should I bench Jansen for the series as well? I’m in a no-meltdown mode. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, bench him

  32. zzzzzz says:
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    Would you rather own BJ Upton or Heyward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @zzzzzz: I’d rather own just about anyone other than BJ Upton at this point. I just cant bring myself to drop him

      • malamoney

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        @mauledbypandas: I’m dropping him this weekend. I’ve been fighting it, but in H2H points leagues even if he heats up and hits a homer or two and steals a base or two, he will still strikeout enough to minimize his gains. Personally I’d love to punch him in the face.

  33. zzzzzz says:
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    Which side Belt ($2) or Heyward ($10)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

    • Prezz says:
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      @zzzzzz: eye yey yi…. Really?

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Prezz: why you stealin my thunder?

        • Prezz says:
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          @Juan Lleno de Odio: i didnt mean to be an asshole. Just my first reaction.. i cant be on Razzball with all this heyward nonsense.. the guy will turn it around and all the non believers are not in my leagues.. i drafted him in one but the other two are being stubborn. Zzzzz is cool in my book, but belt? Just makes my stomach rumble.. wait, im just hungry!

          • Evil Grey says:
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            @Prezz: It’s okay to be negative about a question sometimes. I’ll shit on catcher questions all day. Join the dark side. It’s fun.

            • Prezz says:
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              @Evil Grey: naww its cool. Im not a hostile person unless forced to be.. plus i doubt grey needs more people scaring away his customers. You guys can handle that! :) ill just stick to my lame ike davis plate incompentence jokes…

              • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                @Prezz: hey, what a minute there, don’t you lump me in with that dick….I’m just sometimes an asshole that throws one liners at really really dumb questions.

                • Prezz says:
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                  @Juan Lleno de Odio: i agree, you have been a lot more coshier lately… And yes, some questions deserve it.. but not every single one. Isnt that why we dont read yahoo and all those other lame sites?

                  • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Prezz: there are other sites?

                    I do read fangraphs, but that goes where the razz doesn’t. Sometimes I peep at MLB trade rumors and Twitter of course.

                    I generally try to be helpful, sometimes the questions that are answered in the articles piss me off. I’m reading this going “read the f**king article” I wouldn’t be surprised to see someone ask this:

                    hey Grey,
                    great article as usual, i was thinking Heyward would be a good buy low candidate right now, what do you think? should I offer up Markakis for him?
                    keep up the good work, you rock!

                    Kinda reminds me of this

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kz7_g5cU6w

          • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Prezz: you know you did, and thats OK, you are not being an asshole, you’re just being helpful like my old football coaches were. Sometimes people need a little tough love, did you see the George Brett conference yesterday, the man is my idol for his accountability speech.

            • Prezz says:
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              @Juan Lleno de Odio: i did not see that.. will have to check it out tho… GB was the man! Im headed to the watering hole at the moment.

              • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                @Prezz: my uncle ran a baseball camp when I was a kid and Brett came out every year. Real cool guy

                • Prezz says:
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                  @Juan Lleno de Odio: you dont hear too many stories about “great guy” players in baseball anymore.. Most of them are complete dicks.. all that money, they think they are gods.

                  • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Prezz: son, “hey dad, i met Bryce Haper today at the mall, after he got off his phone he made us wait ten minutes while he tried on sunglasses, then autographed our hats”
                    dad ” I’m sorry”

                    • Prezz says:
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                      Ill never forget the day the fans got to meet the players on the field.. i felt matt stairs bicep.. i got giambis autograph.. Mcgwire? Oh he stood 100 feet away from the fans with a smug look on his face… Wat a superstar that guy is..

  34. The Ghost of Mike Moustakas says:
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    What is your affinity for the yawnstipating likes of: Brantley, and Yonder Alonso…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley

      • The Ghost of Mike Moustakas says:
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        @Grey:

        If I had a quarter for every time I’ve added and dropped Alonso and Brantley this year….probably have like $2

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s almost .0003 cents worth of site revenue for asking 8 times. Keep asking!

  35. Eng says:
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    Yo starting Yovani tonight or sitting his azz? Thanx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m sitting him until he pitches well, I’m sick of him ruining my wonderful…

  36. Moscowitz says:
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    Grey my Miller for his Heyward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Heyward

  37. herschel says:
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    @Grey: would you trade choo or pence straight up for heyward? 12 team weekly roto redraft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Choo or Pence

  38. Sorryano Northsiders says:
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    “17,000 Gregg Jefferies rookie cards” – I laughed so hard hot coffee came out my nose… HA! I should not drink and read Razz at the same time…

    Quick Question – Agree with you on Heyward, is AGonz (by himself) or Ortiz and a decent closer decent offers for Heyward? Too much, too little?? Could use some speed help…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Too much… Guy with Heyward probably hates his guts… I’d aim lower…

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey: I still have my Ray Lankford rookie card. Man, I was just sure that thing would we worth a bundle someday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Imagine Jefferies gets caught up in an insane murder scandal? There would be a lot of rich 80’s kids!

  39. Doc Pounder says:
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    SP’s are Latos, Zimm, Shelby, Yoga, Bailey, Garza, Wacha, Beachy (DL)
    Would you drop Yoga for Straily’s next start, then drop Straily for Wheeler. I NEED K’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Doc Pounder says:
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      @<aJ Zimm and Berkman for Scherzer?

  40. The Ghost of Mike Moustakas says:
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    Nick Markakis or Heyward ?

  41. Greyismyhero says:
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    Sorry forgot to ask, Who would you drop for Wacha??

    Milone
    Gausman
    Jerome Williams

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman… Or Williams after tomorrow’s start (this is ideal)…

  42. ChooChoo says:
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    Estrada or Straily rest of season?

    Lucroy and V-mart are killing me. Grandal is still available but I should hold right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estrada… Hold…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      She doesn’t know anyone after Mike Schmidt.

  43. Alky Sobrera says:
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    Just got my trade accepted last night. Got the JayHey kid for corbin and the bumpton on my bench, big bro bj. Thoughts?

    My pitching should survive: moore, anibal the animal, aj nl pitching god burnett, jzimm, garza, dumpster, minor miracle, and wacha flocka.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did well…

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Alky Sobrera:

      Thanks again for that staff btw. Didn’t draft a single “ace” or even look at pitching in the early rounds and ended up with a top 3 staff. Viva razzball!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice!

  44. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Pick 2 to stash for SVs, IP limit league: Melancon, Gregerson, Scheppers, Tazawa or Benoit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tazawa, Gregerson

  45. Shibboleth says:
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    Grey, wishing you a happy Friday! Would you trade your andrus for Balfour/gregorius? OPS/Solds league, 12 team keeper.

    tanks!

    C- wieters,Pacheco
    1b/CI- Votto, Belt, Morales
    2b- DJ (Rutledge)
    3b- longoria, Alvarez
    Ss/MI- andrus, Segura, Cozart
    OF- Markakis, Gardner, Ajax, Krispie, Murphy, (BJ)
    P- SancheZ, Moore, Corbin, Kendrick, Cashner, Wacha, garza
    RP- Papelbon, room, chapman, perstano, Krod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, you too! Wouldn’t do that trade…

  46. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    give trumbo for r zimmerman in a redraft?

  47. Shake N Bacon says:
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    I’m thinking about sitting Scherzer against the Orioles. They already jacked up my ERA and WHIP beating up on Gio, luckily I sat Zimmerman, but he got beat up too. We have an innings limit. Am I being a little b!tch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Grey: So yeah, I was being a little girl about it. SON does like Scherzer tonight. Ok, I’ll grow a pair and send him out there.

        Thanks for making me a man today Grey. Hopefully that’s the first and last time you ever have that sentence written or spoken to you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s your bar mitzvah!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: had you sat him you’d have been happy with yourself until the 9th out. From that point on it was just 16 str outs.

  48. alejandro says:
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    Hi!
    Drop Montero for Castro?? H2H

    • alejandro says:
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      @alejandro:
      Sorry i mean Miguel Montero
      Tnxs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold if Miguel

      • alejandro says:
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        @Grey: Tnxs!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          NP

  49. Mitch says:
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    was offered cespedes/liriano for stanton/greinke. no way i accept this, but i may counter with cespedes/anibal for stanton/greinke.

    thoughts? with stanton’s setback and greike’s recent struggles, thought this might be a good move.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cespedes in the 2nd trade…

  50. alejandro says:
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    I already traded Mcallister for Heyward 3 days ago..jeje

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • Prezz says:
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      @alejandro: what…. The…. Fuckk….

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Prezz: i have mcallister, can i make this trade too?

        • Prezz says:
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          @goodfold2: right? Here, ill pick him off waivers and trade him..

  51. Kyle says:
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    I didn’t realize that heyward was doing so horribly. What the heck? Thanks grey (and rudy for the awesome tool). Freaking Wacha … what a studmuffin. That changeup is so nasty. I had traded miller for rizzo, and then I picked up Wacha, so life is good. You think he’ll manage to stay in the majors when people start get off the DL?

    I’m kind of losing faith in zobrist though. Seems like he won’t finish anywhere near the top 50 players ROS. Am I wrong? I’m in H2H and have almost assuredly grabbed a playoff spot. I have an offer on my screen- Ian Kinsler for Ben Zobrist and Ryu. Which seems a little steep. Would you do Pedroia for Kinsler? Or Zobrist and Homer Bailey instead for Kinsler? I just need the best guys that I can get during the playoffs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold on those middle infield trades… Wacha will stay if he pitches like yesterday…

  52. Later Tater says:
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    hi grey

    what should i do here:

    yahoo std 12 team h2h league non keeper

    replacement for 2b kinsler

    1) get infante for 2b

    2) shift zobrist to 2b and get ss jj hardy

    3) shift zobrist to 2b and get ss aybar (in today’s buy)

    thanks and have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2… you too!

  53. Slob on my Cobb says:
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    What side you got?

    Choo, Cliff Lee, and Huston Street or

    Altuve, Bautista, and Pappelbon

    • Slob on my Cobb says:
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      I’m still trying to replace Rutledge. I can do the above trade or keep it simply and trade Shelby Miller for Prado. What you think?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I wouldn’t do Miller for Prado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs… Bautista

  54. Andrew says:
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    Archer or Kluber? H2H Points QS and Wins count

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

    • Andrew says:
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      @Andrew: ROS?

  55. Gareth says:
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    Wade Miley fell of the wagon, huh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  56. Heyward is a Freeman says:
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    Drop Milone, Griffin or Ervin Santana for Wheeler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin

  57. Comatose says:
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    I offered Choo and Peavy for McCutchen.
    He countered with his McCutchen for my Machado and Peavy.

    Accepted without thinking twice.

    Time to get the champagne on ice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair…

  58. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey… I’m looking for another RP and I saw on your blog to buy Robert Coello. The guy i’m playing this week has Frieri and he got 2 saves this week. Is Coello going to be the starting closer soon, or??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He could sneak into the picture…

      • Frank White says:
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        You haven’t mentioned Justin Upton in any of your blogs and I’m just curious, Is it me or is he in a MAJOR slump?? He gets me maybe give or take 5- 10 points a week and 10 is generous.. Most days I get negative points cause ok K’s

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s slumping, it’s a long season, he’ll be fine…

          • Frank White says:
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            Good looks!

  59. Shake N Bacon says:
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    So I was just looking at the sweet Buysellatops tool and I saw that J-Zimm looks like a prime sell high candidate. I’ve been trying to move him the past week with no takers. But here are some possibilities:

    J-zimmerman
    Nick Franklin

    for

    Cole Hamels

    J-Zimmerman
    Nick Franklin

    for

    Zach Greinke
    Fernando Rodney

    or

    J-Zimm
    Nick Franklin

    for

    David Price

    Any of those sound enticing? The Greinke one I think is the most doable, but I’m a little nervous with his pitching as of late. Is he still hurt???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like anything of them but they are fair…

  60. Ryan says:
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    Trade Kemp for Heyward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  61. low walk high k says:
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    What are ur thoughts on Vargas, morrow, dickey ros? I’m in dynasty league and would hate to drop Dahl or fried but I’m in a roster crunch and wanna add kluber or erasmo and wonder where they compare to Vargas, morrow and dickey bcuz I’m growing tired of them and am not keeping them anyway. I know the vets upside is there tho w dickey and morrow at least. Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Been going over my thoughts on them for the last few weeks…

      • low walk high k says:
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        @Grey:
        Ok more specifically then…would u drop dickey, morrow or Vargas for kluber, erasmo or even colome?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Morrow for Kluber

  62. herschel says:
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    @Grey: in talks with the heyward owner. 12 team weekly redraft. my pujols/sal perez/garza for heyward/mauer/street (been hurting for saves since boggs – starting wilhelmsen and holland). too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent for you…

  63. Hi Grey — I can’t believe the Royals can’t find Salvador Perez. Amazing.

    Anyway, who do you like better as a streamer tomorrow between Jerome Williams (vs. HOU/Norris) or Straily (Vs. CHW/Quintana)? Both look pretty strong.

    Also, do you prefer Heyward over Marte ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Incredible really… Straily… It’s close, would side with Heyward…

    • @Enrique: Also, Grandal or Doumit in a two-catcher league?

  64. Jack Burton says:
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    Here’s my outfield…Bruce, Heyward, Brown, Joyce, Carter, Venable, Stanton (dl). Venable is sitting on my bench most days. The question is, do I drop Venable to stash Myers now? My speed is decent, but my power is lacking thus far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  65. Nate says:
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    10 team, 5×5, h2h, 4 keepers per team. Currently in 8th place.

    R. Zimmerman and Lester for Goldschmidt. Thoughts?

    C Gattis
    1b Pujols
    2b Kipnis
    3b Longoria
    ss Desmond
    2b/ss Hardy
    1b/3b Zimmerman
    OF Trout
    OF McCutchen
    OF Heyward
    OF Beltran
    Util K. Morales
    DL Lawrie
    DL Werth

    SP Bumgarner
    SP Lee
    RP Betancourt
    RP Balfour
    P Lester
    P Peavy
    P Garza
    bench Ryu
    bench Gio
    bench Gallardo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Goldy

      • Nate says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. If I had to up it to Zimmerman and Bumgarner would you still pull the trigger?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s a bit steep

  66. Splendid Sphincter says:
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    Trade Jean Segura for Jeff Samardzija? I have Segura and need pitching help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want more, or trade for a lesser starter…

      • Splendid Sphincter says:
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        @Grey: not enough for Samardzija?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s too much… Go for a cheaper pitcher…

  67. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Give up Marte to get D.Price? (Buysellatops thinks this is a good idea!). I’m not sure the other guy would go for it though…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t love it… Remember, the Dinosaurussellarus can’t tell on injuries…

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @Grey: This also piggybacks Curious D’s question below…what about trading Marte for Medlen?

        Thanks again! You guys are the best!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Marte… No problem

  68. Curious D says:
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    Good time to buy Medlan – thoughts ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, of course depends on the price

  69. Lakitu says:
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    So I went with the sell high on Kelly Johnson

    I’m doing poorly in SB and wins

    I traded
    Kelly Johnson and Nicky Sparkakis (feel free to start using that as Markakis’ Atlantic City blow-fiend alter-ego in your write-ups)
    FOR
    Michael Bourn and Mike Minor

    I’m assuming I moved Johnson at the height of his value and he is just a schomato. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  70. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    To coincide with your Gregg Jefferies baseball card note, many players from the 80’s stand out in my head as “rookie stars” and I held them dearly in their respective plastic sleeves. But most of them amounted to next to nothing on the field. Matt Nokes, Kevin Seitzer, Chris Sabo, Ben McDonald, Brian Taylor, BJ Surhoff… I can’t imagine how much money I wasted on the empty promise of those wax packs, but I do still have most of the cards (probably 30,000+) in my attic, and many great memories of the hobby in my head. When I see Billy Ripkin on MLB Network I think of his 1989 Fleer card that I pulled from a pack at a card show in New Jersey.
    The “scandalous” card at the time was valued at $100+, I foolishly turned down offers at the card show in order to take my prize home and show it to friends at school. That same card now is maybe worth a nickel.

    http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/4/files/2010/08/billy.jpg

    O-Pee-Chee was to Fleer as Gobots were to Transformers.

  71. Rodney says:
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    I’m not worried about Heyward’s talent. I’m worried about the 5 OFs they are playing: J-Up, Heyward, BJ, Schafer and Gattis. Heyward has been benched twice in last 5 days. How does he get his mojo back if he is being benched? As a J-Up and Heyward owner it is incredibly frustrating. They are supposed to be 2 of my horses. Dynasty league so I can’t just trade Heyward for a Cespedes or something like that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll get his mojo back and start playing every day, still a lot of time left…

      • Rodney says:
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        @Grey: God bless you.

  72. kingforaday151 says:
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    I’ve been trying to ignore all of Grey’s shots at Salvador and his G-Ma, but when I read today that Ned Yost says they’re having a hard time locating him…wtf. Time to cut ties, Salty or Castro rest of season? Or just hope that Perez finds someplace that sells calling cards in Venezuela?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d give Perez until Monday

  73. Chuck Norris says:
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    I’m leading my yahoo 12team pay league by ~20pts:
    Team =
    Doumit
    Goldy
    Pedroia
    Miggy
    Didi gregorius (was rutledge)
    Gardner
    A Jones
    Pence
    Justin Upton
    Rizzo
    Kendrys

    Greinke
    Samardzija
    Minor
    Garza
    Peavy
    Zimmerman
    Corbin
    Mujica
    Holland
    Balfour

    I have basically 11’s & 12’s in hitting and 10’s in pitching except for K’s which is at 4.

    Would you trade pence for heyward straight up? What about pence, peavy for heyward, bumgarner?

    Any other holes you’d try to tighten up via trade? Maybe trade corbin for scherzer or zimmerman for yu? Like any??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade Zimm for Yu… Or Corbin for Scherzer…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i’d be happy as shit to find somebody who would do either of those trades.

  74. SeanMcD says:
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    Hitter-Tron has Arenado listed as a $23 option tonight. The game is @ Coors but Kershaw is pitching against him… What are your thoughts? Should I trust the Tron?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him in Coors…

  75. Anthony says:
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    Hey Greycarlo, would you rather own Arenado or Chris Johnson ros? H2H mixed points league. Thanks brother!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Probably Arenado, but for now Johnson

  76. The Thumb says:
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    Love these Friday posts!
    One (two) question, what can we reasonably expect from Ajax from here on out? Sell while you still can or just ride him out?

    Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ride him out… He’ll be back and start producing again… You too!

  77. bees knees says:
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    hi grey! (Muah!)

    can you rank leake, kluber, mccarthy, hammel?

    Thank you sweetie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, Leake

      • bees knees says:
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        @Grey: double muah!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Muah to you!

          • Prezz says:
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            Is this a female reader or is he just intalian?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s a custom for men to muah each other when given fantasy advice…

              • Prezz says:
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                @Grey: oh, i didnt realize! As long as its not french i guess i can understand..

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s a peck on the ring…

  78. anarchy burger says:
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    c davis for harvey

    5×5 12 teamer

    im figuring chris davis???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  79. exactly says:
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    drop arenado for chris johnson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  80. SteveNZ says:
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    J Up facing Stras today is about all the incentive I need to bench him for Don Brown…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There ya go!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: i’ll say this as someone who literally lost $400 by benching upton one day last year in the (i think 2nd to last week of the season, maybe last week, h2h season, so really week 21 or 22) where he had 2 steals, like 4 runs, and 2 hrs causing me to get 2nd for the season, instead of 1st; having said that, the way j-up’s been going with the really ugly swings and misses, i’d have been benching him for brown since probably tues or wed. I’d look real stupid one day before i stopped doing that if I had both. And Upton wasn’t looking as bad the few weeks before me benching him as he’s looked in the last 2 weeks of this season. Difference was last year, with his thumb thing, his power sucked, but he still got decent steals. He’s on pace only for 13 steals this year.
      Taking as a jumping off point everything before and after his grand slam 2 weeks ago (while arbitrary, it’ll be easily agreed that this was the last day his owners were happy they started him) his walk rate has dropped in more than half from mid 17.2% to 8.2%. He’s K’ed in 42% of his at bats since then with only 4 walks (19 k’s in 45 at bats), with one non single, a double. I’m assuming they’ll be a rebound, but his slump has nothing to do with bad luck as most days most of his outs are k’s, pops or groundouts. He may have gotten bored with getting nothing to hit for so long after his crazy homer early season pace and for a while was getting unlucky with fly and/or lineouts and unlucky with RBI’s; or maybe his brother’s struggles are affecting him.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: what’s scarier is that if his babip had to this point of the season been the same as the last 3 years averaged together (.3317) he’d only be hitting .224 this year. That’s why his walk rate was so high before, they were scared of him both because of all the homers, but for awhile his babip was around .390 or so. I mean early in this season.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @goodfold2: Oh, I wish I’d benched him for Brown days ago, believe me…

        (and thanks for the input – hopefully he works his way out of this)

  81. The Dutch says:
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    I have the first wire pick up in my keeper league. would you use it on Wacha or Wil Myers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  82. HWY71 says:
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    Hey Grey. I really dig the new buy/sell tool. Thanks for all the work you guys do.

    Garza or Gallardo ROS?

    Also, would you stream Miguel Gonzalez next week vs Houston?

    Thanks, man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tool was all Rudy… Garzia… Yup… No problem

  83. mauledbypandas says:
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    SON is asking for a lot of trust to start Lester @ NYY

    let’s take a deep breath and experiment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  84. Tom C says:
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    @Grey:

    ROS: Wilin Rosario, McCann, Salvador Perez
    ROS: Mike Minor, Jon Lester

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario… Minor

  85. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    at least there’s word about perez now. Uncontactable and hopefully due back mon, which means he would’ve missed 8 or so games trying to smuggle his mother out of venezuela. My most droppable player is i suppose niese because he’s short term (right now) hurt, but with his last 3 starts i’m worried he’ll get sucked up. I’m doing well enough in this league to (i guess) keep not having a catcher for 3 more days; plus even castro’s gone in this deep bench 10 team league (he was picked up early thurs) leaving doumit/kratz/iannetta as best catcher options.
    1. stick it out, for at least 3 more days, or drop niese for one of those?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Niese

  86. Tom C says:
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    Would you trade Minor for Lester and Rosario?

    I have Salvador Perez at catcher, but need some more power. My SPs include: Bumgarner, Beachy, Peavy, Ryu, Griffin, McCarthy, Leake, Minor, Kennedy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  87. paul says:
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    wacha currently available for pickup in my league…should i drop garza for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  88. Dan Rydell says:
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    Thoughts on Mark Teixeira for Jose Altuve?

    Was hoping to trade teixeira before anyone remembers that he’s overrated…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Altuve

  89. The Thumb says:
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    Choo for JHey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

  90. Wake Up says:
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    Ellsbury literally ran his balls off last night…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  91. slew says:
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    With all of his setbacks is Ryan Madson worth holding onto in a Dynasty? It seems like he’s been injured for, well forever.

    In other news, the Greek God of Injury is back in the starting lineup tonight.
    How long will it take for him to hit the DL again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ten days for Youk… I’d lose Madson…

  92. Tulo my Pulo says:
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    Tulo and Melky for Wainwright and Starlin? Who ya like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro

  93. Fenway Fungus says:
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    So I have Wacha (thank you) and Wheeler in my NA slot. Should I drop Wheeler for Myers, considering my pitching and hitting are about equal? Are they coming up the same time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers will be about two weeks behind him… I’d hold Wheeler…

  94. gareth says:
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    Just a heads up on korey cluber for those looking to take the plunge. His minor league numbers were not good. The indians have a history of marginal guys coming up and impressing, then flaming out.

    Jeremy sowers, jeanmar gomez, scott lewis, aaron laffey, david huff ……..

    Kluber seems like another one of these guys.

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @gareth: I never boo one of my own guys, but Aaron Laffey destroyed the Mets in the short time he was here. Glad we were able to boo him out of town.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @gareth: bringing up gomez as a flame out right now doesn’t help your point, unless you meant did well, then flamed out,then came back later and consistently beat the shit outta your peripherals for over a 3rd of this season. I’m not saying he’ll any of them are keeping it up. But it’s like ripping on chris davis right now, he’d be MVP or near it right now, no matter how much he falls off later.

  95. Evil Grey says:
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    All systems go for Gallardo! You may be benching him, but I just acquired him, and I’m playing with my shitty new toy. 7 IP/2 ER/9 K’s and the W. Mark it down.

    • gareth says:
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      @Evil Grey: evil grey. First heyward, now gallardo? I think I’ve posted my team enough times now that you are taking note!

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @gareth: That team better be in first! Cuz I’ve got a ways to go….

        • gareth says:
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          @Evil Grey: 2nd and gaining. Once gallardo, heyward and starlin castro wake up, and giancarlo, utley and lawrie get off the dl, i’ll be golden.

          Maybe starlin is a buy low too? I know as an owner myself I’m frustrated with him.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Evil Grey: 6 IP/ 4ER/ 7K…$1 OTI ?

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @Wake Up: OTI?

        • Prezz says:
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          Yeah,you know… Over The Intestine?

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Evil Grey: over the interwebs…closest wins…no one ever pays…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I won’t be rooting against him cause I’d like to start him at some time… Good luck!

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Just wanted to see if you’d take some advice from your evil self.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, not with YoGa… You just got him, I’ve been burned for a month…

          • Prezz says:
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            @Grey: preach on brotha..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m giving words out for free, y’all!

    • gareth says:
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      @Evil Grey: lol. Nice prediction. Thankfully he’s on my bench.

  96. Sam says:
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    Who is the better bench stash in a 10 team H2H: BJ Upton or Teixera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  97. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    What do you think of this for my team who’s main weakness is speed. Give Trumbo and get back Marte? ROS projections have Trumbo at $10.1 and Marte at $15.8.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs…

  98. zzzzzz says:
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    Which side Shelby ($6)/Segura ($6) or Felix ($30)/Kelley Johnson ($1)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  99. The Ghost of Mike Moustakas says:
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    Sal Perez is being held hostage in home country Venezuela, adjust rosters accordingly.

  100. gareth says:
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    Oh my god.

  101. stumanji says:
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    Recommending Kratz as a Buy?? FYL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  102. Bar-Nuh-Kul says:
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    Traded Kemp and Medlen for BP and Nelson Cruz yesterday before the DL announcement, ok deal? Arenado worth holding in a keeper league with Johnson and Rendon available?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Phillips… Johnson who?

      • Bar-Nuh-Kul says:
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        @Grey: Chris Johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Arenado for a bit longer there…

  103. gareth says:
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    Ramos, perez.

    This is a real problem. Heres hoping he gets out ok.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  104. TheNewGuy says:
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    Crap day at work, time to talk shit.

    Dickeys stinkin up the joint, how can he go from cy young caliber to a big bag of steaming shizz. Never ever am I trusting a knuckleballer again. Trying to ship is ass, Parker enough in return or should I be needing more yo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Parker

  105. steve says:
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    Wassup Grey…sorry if this has already been mentioned (in either of the blogs)

    Cargo is sitting tonight since he’s historically bad vs Kershaw (per Rotoworld); I have Choo but he is facing Wandy (a lefty), & we know he’s terrible against LHPs. Should I just leave Cargo in my lineup hoping that he gets to pinch-hit? My gut says that will be better than the 1-4 or 1-5 that Choo gets, when he singles off of a RHP (in relief).

    FWIW…Hitter-Tron (who doesn’t know that Cargo is sitting) agrees with my thinking as Choo is a $-0.7 (but Cargo is in the $30’s)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go for it with CarGo…

  106. Hey there! Thoughts on this potential trade?

    I give M. Cain, (either S. Miller, M. Garza, J. Peavy, Anibal Sanchez), J. Altuve, M. Trumbo and I get Trout and Freese. Freese will be my DH, I have M. Cabrera at 3B.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza, Altuve and Trumbo for Trout and Freese works for me…

  107. Red Barons says:
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    5×5 roto
    Long term, drop Niese and/or Milone for Kyle Kendrick and/or Jim Henderson? I have Victorino coming off the DL soon so I can stash Henderson if he’s going to resume the closer role (or Niese if he goes on the DL). Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Niese for Kendrick, start Milone at home…

  108. Fenway Fungus says:
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    Cargo with the night off….why does it seem managers sit guys after great games?

    Anyway, go Brett Gardner!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cause they don’t play fantasy…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: or maybe they do…and they do want him to get hurt like always…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, masochists!

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: hey he’s a sell…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Fenway Fungus:

      Dammit I hate that too. Plus I had to anagram again: Razzes call no go!

  109. Keith

    tomscuba2004 says:
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    Drop Morneau, Brantley, Belt or Porcello for Kluber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, can hold for now…

      • Keith

        tomscuba2004 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man, I thought so. Team doin well and just kinda bored. Have a great weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  110. OaktownSteve says:
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    I was having trouble expressing my feelings at seeing Bryce Harper once again out of the line up tonight as he remains day-to-day, so I turned to my old friend the anagram: Eh…crapberry

    Kaya sukha and cetasika sukha are merely viparinama dukkha in disguise. “Happy” Friday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Awesome… Too Out Yo!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Got a headline for you to put in your pocket for a rainy day:

        He ain’t Peavy, he’s my brother.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Nice… You to me, “Some day I will come to you for a favor…”

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            I know it was you, Bath Girl.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I prefer Rey, g.

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                Solid.

                Though it did give me a good idea for a movie script. Shower Woman and Bath Girl. I’m going to write it this weekend and had it around San Fernando Valley.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I would’ve went with the title, “Um, Chaste?”

                  • OaktownSteve says:
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                    @Grey:

                    Bondage film title: Ache Smut

                    Food fetish: Eats Much

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Instructional Film, Teach Sum

        • Kid A says:
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          @OaktownSteve: damnit, i left my enigma machine in the bunker.

          You catching any of the sox games this weekend? gonna get me a cespy jersey tomorrow. I hope they make the pepsi logo as enormous as possible.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Kid A:

            Somehow my wife talked me in to letting her take the tickets for a girls night at the park tonight. I’ll be pounding beers…er…taking care of the kids.

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Kid A:

                my daughter chants “Er-Ic So-Gard” *clap clap clapclapclap* when Sogey comes up. Just started doing it on her own at a game one time.

                  • OaktownSteve says:
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                    @Kid A:

                    Yea I have. We also got the calendar they gave a couple weeks ago with pictures of the players posing with rescue dogs. The daughter loves it.

                  • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Kid A: I wouldn’t of took you for the fostering dogs type

  111. Charles says:
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    If you wanted to try to move an SP for Heyward, who would you offer? I want to make a fair offer.

    Hamels, Moore, Peavy, Ryu, or Harvey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu or Peavy

      • Titan says:
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        @Grey:

        My Corbin, I.Kennedy, Ryu, Garza for his Heyward?

        In the order you’d offer them?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kennedy, Corbin, Garza

  112. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto league. have a bunch of mediocre options to start next week. need to start the best three. who do you like? in desperate need of k’s.

    greinke – vs atl
    tillman – @ hou, @ tb
    wacha – vs ari, @ cin
    garza – vs pit
    miller – vs ari
    straily – @cws
    teheran – vs pit
    bailey – vs col

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they’re not great… Straily, Garza, Wacha… Though that could change after Straily’s Saturday start

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @herschel: Id go Grienke, Miller, Homer…lol. Just shows how opinions differ wildly.

  113. Mark says:
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    Which is better 3b/ss combo?

    Prado + Arenado/Youk platoon OR aybar/prado platoon + prado/youk platoon?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aybar/Prado

  114. Wilsonian says:
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    I was already thinking about buying J-Hey. In a keeper, would you throw him the Upton bros and Garza for Heyward, Stanton, and Medlen? Or would you prefer a Marte/Garza for Heyward/Medlen deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte/Garza

  115. Silky says:
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    This trade was proposed to me: Willingham and Bautista for Holliday and Shelby. Is this fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is, depends on needs… I’d take Bautista

  116. The Ghost of Mike Moustakas says:
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    Loving that the buysellatops favors Martin Prado so much ROS, now only if he will actually go out and do it…Pretty high for a guy with little power, little speed, and the propesnity to ground out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on that for a few players…

  117. Sal says:
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    So would you drop freese for chris johnson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  118. Pope says:
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    Matt Cain too much to give for Heyward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Keep the jokes coming, they’re awesome

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  119. Alex says:
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    Will steamer update Youkilis line soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s a Rudy question to ask on one of the player raters…

    • @Alex: Once he gets back to playing it will. The playing time estimator for guys like Youk who aren’t assured of regular playing time (if/when A-Rod comes back) is based on recent playing time. You can extraploate his current projections for more ABs if you like. The #s should increase as he starts playing more.

        • @Alex: I just made a change that improves the PT for players coming off the DL soon. So Youk now at 200 PA vs. like 20. Same for Jackie Bradley, Jr.

  120. Fenway Fungus says:
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    Hmmm, Teixera is in the lineup and a free agent in my league. Would you drop Gardner for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  121. The Ghost of Mike Moustakas says:
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    Start or sit:

    Max Scherz @ BAL

    Cole Hamels vs. MIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start both

  122. bossmanjunior says:
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    Trading my J. Zim for Heyward still look good a week later?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Probably could’ve got him cheaper, but it’s fine, judge it in 3 months…

  123. steve says:
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    So, using the buycellatops, what do you think of this deal (I’m thinking of proposing it)…

    5×5, h2h, 10 teams, redraft

    Sell – Choo & Ryu
    Buy – Heyward & Gio

    Or I could try for Latos in place of Latos?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  124. Hans says:
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    Sal Perez or Evan gattis….. points league no bench….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  125. Hi Grey — Three more X or Y questions and then I’ll leave you in peace for the weekend….

    Doumit or Grandal in a two-catcher league?

    Cashner or Wacha?

    And as an OF bench-and-wait project: BJ Upton or Reddick

    Thanks and have a good rest over the weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doumit…. Wacha… Upton, but depends on needs… Thanks, you too!

  126. SpecialFNK says:
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    if one could get Jason Heyward low for what he has been doing this season, he could be worth it. but I wouldn’t pay anything close to last season’s level. last season he was more of a platoon hitter. his numbers against LHP were just bad. .224/.280/.354/.635/. and what if this season is just another season like he had in 2011.

    Marcel Ozuna is so frustrating. in the minors he was a power hitter with a low AVG. now he’s in the majors and he has 1 HR! the .314 AVG is nice, but that’s because of a .405 BABIP. I want him to sacrifice some AVG and give me some power!

    I agree sell on Vernon Wells, unfortunately if had the intentions of selling Wells and still have him, they’ve waited too long. he has been brutal in May.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna’s just a lucky hitter right now, he’ll be severely exploited at some point soon…

  127. Andrew says:
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    another reason this is a good time to buy low on Heyward is because he’s facing 5 lefties this week!

    Would you use Carpenter or Kendrick in his place at U?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

  128. Hondo says:
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    I’m so far ahead this week in H2H pitching I grabbed Yan Gomes(1b,3b,C in Yahoo) with my streaming spot.

    Unfortunately(or maybe not so much)I’ve got Weiters,Goldy,the hot LaRoche(Nats fan here) and Beltre with only 1 util spot.

    Pointless error or worth a look?He’s starting tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May as well roll him out there if you have him, he doesn’t really need to be owned though outside of 2 catcher leagues…

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        I just figured Weiters will get a weekend day off and had the luxury.Doesn’t really look like one of my smarter moves though.They’ll both probably wind up sitting on the same day,which always seems to happen when I outsmart myself.

        I’ve got too many SP’s and had room with Price and Beachy on the DL and (maybe) hopefully coming off soon.I was just rosterbating I guess.
        This is your brain with an open roster spot when you don’t do drugs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… It’s probably a move that won’t hurt you but could help so there’s really not much downside… Hopefully…

          • Hondo says:
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            @Grey:

            In the words of Christopher Walken in “At Close Range” he’s got the life expectancy of a housefly.(probably)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  129. Jimmy says:
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    Any hesitation in offering Domonic Brown for Heyward? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  130. Burgundy says:
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    Grey,

    12 team h2h points. Who is a better stash right now? Pineda or Daniel Hudson? Guess I’m asking who you think will be the better pitcher ROS, not necessarily who returns first. I’m leaning Pineda. Lovin’ the info and humor as always. Have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  131. TheNewGuy says:
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    Is trying to sell Rios/Hamilton or Beltran for Heyward a good idea? OBP league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit much

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey: You wouldnt do either of those guys for him? Wow Heywards dropped a lot.

        Preseason he was 6 rounds above Beltran and Rios.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, he sure has…

  132. T Moore says:
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    Mr Gray: I looked a Cozart last week… Decided no… My mistake…

    He is SO hot and cold… Makes it hard to carry him in front of a run…

    He is more suited to Yahoo play where you are not going to lose the player he is replacing…

    Certainly, this year I don’t have the flex to carry him on the bench… With my list of DLed or DTD players

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he doesn’t run real hot and cold… When he’s cold, he’s murder b/c he bats at the top of the order and the 0-for-5’s pile up fast

  133. 'topes says:
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    Would you rather drop Danny Espinosa for A. Hicks or Yan Gomes or Hold Espinosa?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

  134. Joe says:
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    Would you trade Carlos Gomez and Gallardo for Heyward and Wainright. Good sell high on Gomez ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Wainwright there

  135. Nightpandas says:
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    1. Pick up M Montero off waivers for R Martin or hold (only 9 moves left, 15 teams)

    2. What kind of 1b or OF could I maybe get for the Dickey-less one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Maybe Marte if someone doesn’t believe, probably McLouth-ish

  136. Kid A says:
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    Looks like Panda went gnawing on his hoof trying to find another ham-bone. Gone for a week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously? Again? Jesus…

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: he is not going to age well. his body is already trying to quit him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He doesn’t look like the model of good health now…

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Kid A: Time for a trip to Venezuela for Panda?

  137. Wake Up says:
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    Not saying Heyward is not a buy…but…he does look pretty frail this year in person…and his career #s (.651 OPS) are worse than Choo (.686 OPS)vs LHP…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re doubting dinosaurusbuyus? For shame! Yeah, he struggles vs lefties but his value is so low he’s got only one way to go… Or gets injured again and completely flames out which hopefully doesn’t happen…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: I would never! Just tempering expectations on what’s forthcoming…playing Kumare’s Advocate, if you will…

        I am sure that the A.J. Piatnitzkysaurus is infallible…

        PS I’m celebrating tonight with Tandoori Knaidel

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds like you’re using a tagine as a bullhorn…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: *whispers through a megaphone*

            “You know, Grey, I have many a friend in Casablanca, but somehow, just because you despise me, you are the only one I trust.”

            Was talking about my big brother (Queens Boy, 13, Wins Scripps Spelling Bee With ‘Knaidel’)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, ha! Arvind! Yeah, 13 seems a little old… He’s like a Latin 13 too, I don’t trust it…

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: Hahaha…yep! A Mesopotamic 13?…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, more like 33… You lie with your eyes Arvind!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’d be like, “You n’ dem?” That’s easy, yo!

  138. David says:
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    Pretty tired of Dickey’s shenanigans now and could use an SS.

    Is my Dickey (HA!) for his Hardy (another HA!) a fair trade or is it likely to be rejected?

    He is in need of a 2B, so I could throw in Infante. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More than fair…

  139. Fister Furbush says:
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    Stash Puig in a shallow league and drop either Aoki, Morales, Burnett? Puig is being compared to Yoenis and I like that.

    If not, pick up Evereth over Kendrys for Utility spot?

    Pick up Medlen or Locke and drop Burnett?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Puig in that shallow of a league… Everth for steals… Medlen

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: burnett’s lower than medlen still? wow, then i’m even happier to have just traded for medlen. also, aybar gets his first homer of the year in his fourth at bat on my team. HEHEH! Be even funnier if Putz comes back in like 3 weeks and bell loses job. Bell was part of trade.

  140. Ron Swanson says:
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    Grey love your stuff and would appreciate your input…

    I’m currently in 1st place in my H2H Keeper League. Don’t need to list all of my players, but I’m pretty deep. A guy rebuilding wants to give up McCutchen, Castro and Beltre for Tulowitzki and Stanton (currently on my DL). Numbers wise, I’ve pretty much done what I’ve done this year without Stanton, so in my estimation, the trade is a no-brainer although I’m not big on Castro and have bunge for both Tulo and Stanton. Have to do it right? I’d have to cut two of the following three to make it work: Todd Frazier (I believe in him like you do/did), Alcides Escobar and Matt Joyce.

    Your response is much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d do it, yeah…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: sorry, i didn’t mean still. I mean i’m surprised @Ron Swanson: if the guy’s rebuilding why does he want to give up the youngest player at the thinest pos (castro) and receive joe-injury-update-tulo. If he’s rebuilding it does make sense to move beltre and get stanton, but why give up mccutchen. either way, his loss.

  141. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Drop Cashner or Stultz for Jerome Williams? I guess holding is always an option as well… Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stultz

  142. TheNewGuy says:
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    Surely a guy like Kendrys couldnt get Heyward could he?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would think it’s possible…

  143. Steve says:
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    Dom Brown! Yes! And I started him!

    Would you offer him up for Heyward, or do you think Brown might have the better season of the two?

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: Would be super-sweet in my H2H league if he got CF eligibility – only needs 4 more starts and with BJ having been so horrible, he might just get them…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Steve: Dom Brown is just a monster right now!

    • royce! says:
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      @Steve: What is all this positiveness and celebration?!! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH STEVE???

      Har har…to balance out your happiness, I am again going to snivel about my idiocy in dropping Brown. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oabcM9SOF-E

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @royce!: Steve has no business carrying on like that. Brown no owes me another 3 HRs to make up for those he hit while sitting on my bench this week.

        You must have enjoyed the game the other night…

        • royce! says:
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          @SteveNZ: Hoo yeah! It was great. I am 100% confident that I will be able to tell my children that I saw Eric Stults’ best start EVER.

          Seriously though it was quite exciting at the end, and flabbergasting up until then. I got fooled by Felix, who pretended to throw the ball from Franklin’s first hit into the stands. Good times.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @royce!: Awww, that looks like a good place to have near your house. Some great looking beers there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Booya! First comment I looked for when I saw his homer… Nice! I’d want Heyward over Brown though…

  144. Black Wing says:
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    Once again great stuff boss man.

    Quick question. Was looking to improve my SP and try to win it all this year in a 14 team dynasty. Wondering if I should give a little of the future for Peavy.

    My Singleton/Castellanos for his Peavy?

    Thanks my man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Peavy side… But could bite you in the ass by next year… Depends how badly you need Peavy this year…

  145. TheNewGuy says:
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    The JD guys are killing it right now (Jones and Davis). Why is that schmohawk Sparkakis still hitting 3rd?? Let Jones hit 3rd after Machado and Davis cleanup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, no idea… Showalter’s a schmohawk?

  146. UncleCharlie says:
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    If my RP are c. Perez, Gregg, gregerson, peralta, and qualls, how many saves can I expect ROS?

    • UncleCharlie says:
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      @UncleCharlie: is Cody Allen or garret Richards better bet for saves than any of the above?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      30

  147. One Man Crusade says:
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    You know what has been worse than Heyward in my lineup this week? Domonic Brown on my bench. Damn it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  148. Bango Dodds says:
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    Greatly appreciate your posts dude. I’ve got a trade on the table, and I’d love your input:

    Heyward and Scherzer for Kemp, Didi, Medlen

    Head to Head, 1 DL spot, I’ve got beachy there now.

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… I’d take Scherer

  149. Yeshcheese says:
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    Trumbo / H Street for Heyward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

  150. gareth says:
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    Gallardo still in the doghouse. And weeks not in the lineup again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, YoGa’s garbage right now…

  151. UncleCharlie says:
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    What kind of SP could I expect to net for Hamilton in 15 team 5×5? There was an older kid in my high school named Heyward J. and I used to get all his old textbooks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I’d want a weakish number one… Maybe Moore?

  152. Vince says:
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    Grey, a quickie : If Matt Carpenter is a bench bat on your team, you’d give him for Fister ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Definitely

      • Vince says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  153. Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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    with Panda down, my best FA options are Mostsuckass, Keppinger, Nix, Cruz….

    I’m thinking of going without

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moustakas, assuming you don’t need to drop anyone too worthwhile

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: nobody special, but it will probably hurt me more than help

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I can’t argue with that, unfortunately… I cannot push Mostsuckass on anyone…

          • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Grey: no grey, I won’t touch your mostsuckASS…yeah can’t make me

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: could grab Valbuena, but they refuse to play him everyday

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but that actually might be better… When he plays he hits, when he doesn’t he’s not dragging down yo shizz…

          • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Grey: I grabbed both *gulps*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wow, you had a lot of dead weight to drop

              • Kid A says:
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                @Grey: you have no idea how much rotten meat is on that team of his. i have to put menthol salve under my nose every time i log in to check my team. goddamn boneyard.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Gallardo looks like he could get the win…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Not pretty at all though…

                • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                  @Kid A: I actually said something half nice about you at the top of the article, prove me wrong again why don’t you….fostered dogs?

              • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                @Grey: MR’s, I have only three SP’s, i’ll stream later in the year when I have better splits to work with. I never understood streaming heavily early and have had better success later in the year, no offense SON.

                I have Puig and Rutledge stashed, too many people on line all the time in this league, they get the news a lot faster, so gotta try to stay a step ahead when I get stuck between work and child. The BJ/Ethier problem is something I’m prepared to just cut loose. Do you see any reason to keep them?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I agree with you on streaming later… I’m pretty far behind in starts right now, will catch up hopefully with better starts when it’s more obvious what’s going on… Marlins though are bad now, so they seem to be fair game… I’d keep BJ if you can on your bench… He could explode and be huge for a few months… Ethier’s pretty boring even when going well…

                  • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: I feel the same way about those two, I hoped for 80/20/90 out of Ethier in that lineup coming into the year, I couldn’t have been more wrong. With all the turds on this team, I’m at the IDGAF stage, focusing my energy on my two first place teams and with this one just slinging crap and seeing what sticks. Giancarlo is killing me. Like I said above, too many people on line all day and nabbing guys before I even know, I guess that makes them better?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I hear ya… But that’s what makes it challenging and impressive your other teams are doing so well…

                  • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: I didn’t draft Giancarlo and BJ and Espinosa and Ethier on those teams. In those leagues most adds are done in the morning or at night, not a lot of daytime activity and not a lot of baseball package watchers. Don’t get me wrong there are some good teams that are having bad luck, they will challenge me later. In one of those leagues I have two points in K’s but the second best K/Inning ratio. The cluster I’m stuck in averages 10 more game starts than I do, that league will level out later when they run out. Last year I came up big late because a lot of the guys ran out of GS in August and had to drop good pitchers that I scooped up and blew right past them to a 3rd place finish after being in 7th-10th for 3/4 of the season

                    You can always tell the baseball package guys when it comes to the injuries or the closer situations. I know a guy that plays in a league where you have to bid on any FA, kinda interesting because it’s not about how quickly you get information, but what your willing to give up to get someone. I would like to try that some day

                    Here is the link to my good team, I hope it works. This is the team i dropped marte, cain, and carpenter post draft….oh what could have been

                    http://games.espn.go.com/flb/clubhouse?leagueId=26864&teamId=5&seasonId=2013

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      So, just looked at that link… Your pitching is insane… Holy crap… Your ERA and WHIP have to be in the top 5 across all RCL teams… Well played, sir… And you have Greinke, which means he’s done nothing great for you… Wow, seriously…

  154. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Yovani Gallardo just hit the wire.

    This are my SPs:

    Anibal Sanchez
    Doug Fister
    Hiroki Kuroda
    Homer Bailey
    Johnny Cueto
    Kris Medlen
    Matt Garza
    Matt Harvey
    Matt Moore

    Do you drop any of them for Gallardo ?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop…

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        How about if Zack Greinke hit the wire – just did five minutes ago.

        Thanks…

        Mike.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bailey

          • Mike says:
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            @Grey: thanks as always !

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  155. mauledbypandas says:
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    Seriously, Cole Hamels, this is getting old.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t believe he’s not injured…

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey: at this point I would take a disgraceful listing. Though he did have a similar start two years ago and turned it around.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I forget if he complained about shoulder problems in the spring of that year though…

  156. slew says:
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    Strasburg pulled after 2 innings!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Injury?

      • slew says:
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        @Grey: Yes, no word yet on his injury…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yikes… Glad I don’t own him…

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: mlbtv saying shoulder discomfort…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not good

  157. EmporersMonkey says:
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    It’s raining again in Cleveland. Weird.

    They need to put a roof on that fucker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  158. gareth says:
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    Cole versus yoga. Appropriate.

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @gareth: Hamels may need some yoga after hurting his neck watching the gopher balls.

  159. gareth says:
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    I’m now fully buying into greys pitching draft strategy. Its such a freakin crapshoot, why pay to be crapped on? (unless that’s your fetish).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  160. Jason says:
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    This night is going to the sh*tter for me. Hamels. Stras. FML. something tells me both will be on the DL by Sunday. I do not like this at all. I’d rather eat a bucket of creamed corn and that stuff is gross than deal with this crap tonight. The fantasy gods ate angry at me for trading machado for heyward *bangs head on wall* well I guess I’ll mortgage my draft next season for Felix.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Then Felix will get hurt…. Punt number one pitchers…

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: at this’ll isn’t I should punt pitching altogether.

  161. Black Wing says:
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    Thanks…one more:

    10 team h2h.

    My Choo/Ryu for his Heyward/Cobb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

  162. EmporersMonkey says:
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    I’m sure the genius that traded away Trout for Strasburg & Reed is loving tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  163. mauledbypandas says:
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    here we go, Kershaw is going to put the final nail in my ERA coffin tonight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Jacks says:
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        @Grey: I have em both as well. AND Moore in CLE which will probably be regression hell. Gonna dump out of the year I think. In 4th but too many holes and too much fun to have this summer. Gonna get Tulo, Bum and Latos all cheap for Braun, JoeyBats, Segura, Shelby, Cobb, Bell (all very expensive or FA/taxi).

        I like my team (next year).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  164. Eric W says:
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    Got drunk watching the Sawx game, sent out a bunch of trades now heading to the bars for the night. happy weekend every one!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have a good one!

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Eric W: drunk trade, best trade. Cheers to you Mr. Friday night bar drinker!

  165. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    lucroy on cycle watch, triple he ain’t getting short of it.

  166. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    we gotta get f’ing garland to let some balls go flying. i got ellis (instead of gyorko) and van slyke playing at COL. Sylke instead of Span, which ain’t looking good right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  167. Drew says:
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    More likely to turn it around… YoGa or Tiny Tim?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      YoGa

  168. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Why “Minus STD” in the new evaluation tool? Don’t want to single out those who’ve dated Alyssa Milano?

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus: she’s ruined enough careers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA… Only want clean players…

  169. SteveNZ says:
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    Be good if Joey Votto stopped stranding fellas…

  170. mauledbypandas says:
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    wow, the home run Cruz just hit was crushed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just needs to stay healthy and he could be a monster…

  171. SteveNZ says:
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    Better for the next little while at CF – Brantley (have him currently), Span or Reddick (have been stashing him)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None seem particularly hot right now, could try Reddick…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Only mentioned Span because he’s 3-3 with two runs tonight…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha… Hadn’t seen…Totally different things but if you wanna try him give him a whirl…

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @SteveNZ: and 2 triples that i benched.

  172. Wake Up says:
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    *pinky to mouth*

    Is that an Evil 4 ER I see?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  173. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    hitter tron tricked me into putting in van slyke instead of span. 2 triples, 1single, 2 runs for span now, be really maddening if i lose hits average and possibly bases and/or runs from that.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: could’ve benched choo against left hander and left span in as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully not

  174. SteveNZ says:
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    Dom. Brown.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @SteveNZ: in the 10 team league i have a chance at a 12-0 sweep, no small part due to brown. 16 team is a much different 3-8-2 shit storm playing against cruz and miggy. was 6-6-1 less than hour ago.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I’ve had him almostl all week, but would have to have dropped Braun, J Up or Votto to fit him in. So he’s repeatedly sonavabenched me. Benched J Up for him tonight though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Again? Dayum!

  175. Jason says:
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    Dom brown breasting out tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

    • Kid A says:
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      @Jason: in public? i hate that. give your baby a bottle.

      • Jason says:
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        @Kid A: haha. Fucking iPhone

        • Kid A says:
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          @Jason: Oh, ok. I was about to be even more impressed by his power surge if he has been slamming homers with a baby latched on to his titty.

  176. alex says:
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    I’ve got a weird keeper league. 2 hitters. 2 pitchers. I rook.

    how’s this deal sound? I’m in 2nd (soon to be first) so I’m playing for this year plus next. my machado and corey hart for his hamels and aramis. I’ve got my batting keepers set in goldy and camp, but beyond felix my next best pitcher is probably papelbon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good…

    • alex says:
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      @alex: sweet phone helped to confuse matters. 1 rookie keeper. and cano is my keeper

  177. gareth says:
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    Meanwhile, cueto is dominating………

  178. LongoTulo says:
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    U think Harvey will have innings limit? I am concerned I won’t have him come fantasy playoff time. I may try to move him for Verlander. Good idea? I think the guy will go for it. Also, you have any love for Matt Cain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Verlander… Cain should turn things around yeah…

    • LongoTulo says:
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      @LongoTulo: Also, if i get Cain and Verlander, which 2 do I drop? Nolasco Sauce, Straily, Ponch Estrada, Archer?

      Thanks again for your help and have a great weekend. I have to get back into my tornado shelter/meat locker/underground railroad.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @LongoTulo: this has to be a keeper for someone to do that, right?

  179. SteveNZ says:
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    Any sign of Robertson warming up?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @SteveNZ: yep

  180. Jason says:
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    Anything released about stras yet…I’m just about to the edge of the cliff so I hope they wait for be to get there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, tell us if you hear anything…

    • Jason says:
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      @Jason: YES!!!! It’s just a back issue. Not arm related. Holy shit that was…*slips off cliff*

      • LongoTulo says:
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        @Jason: They said he was shaking his shoulder on mound, but who knows. I am sure we can trust whatever Rizzo tells us…

      • LongoTulo says:
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        @Jason: *hands cupped around mouth, looking over cliff* Jason, are you ok? *shrugs shoulders and continues to pee over cliff*

        • Jason says:
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          @LongoTulo: yeah I’m fine just woke up from the fall. Must have rained the smallest amount while I was out.

          • LongoTulo says:
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            @Jason: Oh…uh, yeah…yeah, it did rain…a little. Glad you’re ok, though.

    • Hondo says:
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      @Jason:

      Not his arm,muscle spasms.

      • Jason says:
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        @Hondo: yeah saw that. I think this the first time that I have been happy to hear that

  181. gareth says:
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    Hey grey,

    Have a great weekend. all the advice and humor is much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, you too!

  182. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Really don’t get what exactly the Umps are doing in Cleveland. Tarp goes on after one inning for 5 minutes after what was already an hour+ rain delay. Just either call it or don’t. Just a fair warning for Moore owners, this promises to be a bumpy night. FML…

    • Jason says:
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      @Sky: great will accompany my stras and hamels start. Perfect compliment to an already doo doo pitching performance.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        They just started it back up in the top of the second and right as Moore took the mound…delay again…really hope they pull their head out of their ass and call this shit for the night.

  183. TheNewGuy says:
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    JUST when he was starting to dominate and repay us on his investment.

    F**k you Stras.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like it was a back issue, which isn’t terrible compared to an arm thing…

  184. Jason says:
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    Damn it can votto do something beside walk

  185. The Dominicator!

  186. Hondo says:
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    Crap.Rain delay at Cleveland in the 2nd with Kluber looking good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that was a bad call to start the game like Sky said above…

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        Nothing like waking up in your chair after a (successful) court date to see that.

        Also benched Bruce vs. the LHP so Matt Carp the Cain killer could get postponed.

        It might be time to call it @!%$!!* day.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn…

          • Hondo says:
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            @Grey:

            Need to use a word 2 down in the alphabet to describe this day.

            If I have to hear Joe Buck tomorrow I might look for a really high bridge to jump off.LOL.

            Oh well,why do I do this?Grrrr

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  187. LadyScorpio says:
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    Another great article, Grey! Always checkout your weekly buy/sell blogs. Too good to miss.

    Was wondering whom you’d drop to add Archer & Straily in a 12 team mixed H2H league? SPs – Greinke, Shelby, Iwakuma, Wacha, Wheeler, Cashner & Price (DL). RPs – Nathan, Paplebon & Romo. Offense – Doumit, Rizzo, Johnson, Segura, Machado, Teixeira, Braun, Hamilton & Holliday. BN – Gardner, Belt, Castro & Murphy. Please advise.

    Thanks,
    LadyScorpio

    P.S. Hope I haven’t posted too late.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Lose Cashner for Straily… Is that Jason Castro on your bench? Could lose him for Archer…

      • LadyScorpio says:
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        Thanks for the feedback. The Castro on my bench is Castro. He’s been wetting the bed lately, so he’s on the pine for now. Should I pick up Franklin as Castro’s replacement? Will ditch Cashner for Straily. Wish I could scoop up Archer too. Wanna grab Cole once he’s called up. I wanna win. Can you tell? LOL!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I hear ya… Sure, grab Franklin if you can, but don’t drop Starlin Castro.

        • LadyScorpio says:
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          @LadyScorpio: Um, I meant the Castro on my bench is Starlin.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, inferred from you asking about Franklin…

  188. anarchy burger says:
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    is pedroia worth investing in???? i know thats a broad question but would u guys want him on your team??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Read the article above

      • anarchy burger says:
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        @Grey: lol- sorry about that

  189. costaricanchata says:
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    valverde’s right foot is coming off the rubber

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      can’t be legal .

      did it on the markakis hr and the jones’ single

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @costaricanchata:

        doesn’t seem to do it , with a runner on 1st base .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time he screwed up…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        yes sir !!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          About time… I just grabbed Benoit…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: just in case this shit keeps up, benoit’s gone in both 16 team and 10 team leagues, i have valverde in the 10. lots of other guys for possible saves/good stats too. 1.which is best of
            allen (k rate is F’ing crazy)
            j.smith
            coello (k rate is i think even crazier than allen, but smaller sample size)
            robertson (already own rivera so it’d be a handcuff)
            doolittle (no real job lined up here)
            gregerson (k’s way down this year so far)
            tazawa
            delabar
            will drop extra C when perez comes back for 1 of them
            2.
            in 16 team sort of same question less guys free there though
            will drop florimon due to having aybar now, and just traded 2 RP’s away.
            tazawa/allen/delabar/coello

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Smith, Florimon

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: i’m guessing either tazawa or coello is best out of
                tazawa/coello/allen/delabar?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup

  190. The Hersch says:
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    Trade offer:
    Segura (12th round) – Pierre (who cares what round)
    For
    J Upton (can’t keep) and Pence (9th round)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  191. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Headley or Lawrie for TE RoS ?

    One guy may have had his career last year and the other cant stay healthy.

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Headley

  192. Dan says:
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    Would you do any of the following trades? I don’t need you to rank them, I am just wondering which ones you would accept. If I were to trade Pedroia, my MI would be 2B: Kipnis, SS: Asdrubal, 2B/SS: Franklin. I also have a big problem at 3B.

    1. Would you trade Pedroia for Machado?
    2. Would you trade Pedroia/Hamilton for Bautista/R. Zimmerman?
    3. Pedroia/Miller for Beltre?
    4. Pedroia for Pablo/Cuddyer?
    5. Pedroia for Altuve/A.Ramirez?

    • Dan says:
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      @Dan: 5. Altuve/Aramis Ramirez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Yup 3. Yup 4. Nope 5. No 2, 1, 3…

  193. anarchy burger says:
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    sorry about that last stooooopid question. im just trying to upgrade my roster from this guys team and he doesnt have much to choose from. i have limited trading partners cuz my league blows. i’m looking to deal m harvey keepable in round 8 for scherzer and a hitter. hitters to choose from are b butler, bruce, pedroia and that about it. all the guys id get off him are none keepbale.

    is butler and scherzer enough? butler scores one run a week and + he has breasts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Butler, those breasts are sexy… I’d take Bruce before Butler though…

  194. LongoTulo says:
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    sorry to hit you up on this again…i need to drop 2 in order to make room for Cain and Verlander. Estrada, Straily, Archer, Nolasco…pick 2 please. Actually, I could drop Brantley bench bat…he seems to be cooling off. Thanks, man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley, Nolasco

  195. Abdoozy says:
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    And Papa Grande Doofus does it again..

    Dammit I needed Scherzer to get that W. FMFBBL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Poopie Grande

  196. Wake Up says:
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    …and Shiva did NOT like me boasting about Yoga…Marcum cruising until I said something…prostrating…

    How are you feeling about Myers now-a-days?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Will Myers? Probably up end of June-ish… Don’t really see him being within the same general area as Trout… He’s probably like a .280/17 HRs-level bat this year…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: thanks…you wouldn’t drop him for Benoit would you?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not yet, no…

  197. Milarky says:
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    Do you see Gallardo turning it around? I’m looking to make a bold move, and I’ve got a few guys that I think could be sell high candidates. Would you trade Minor and Moreland for Gallardo and Rizzo? I’ve also got Yonder and Laroche at 1B that I could sub in for Moreland, but not sure if these are too much of a gamble at SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rizzo there, but not b/c of Gallardo… DOn’t expect much from him, his velocity is way down…

  198. Anthony says:
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    @grey: 12 team h2h no max adds – Who to use @SS: Didiiii? Cozart? lowrie?? alexei? simmons ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart

  199. royce! says:
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    Tonight’s games have me considering throwing in the towel in the RCL…only recently dragged myself out of the basement, only to find that the world ended while I was down there…hahaha just kidding! I am fully prepared to embrace my role as the gadfly.

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @royce!: I need the pump…the basement I’m stuck in is flooding

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! You’re like Brendan Fraser in that terrible movie where he emerges from the bomb shelter… Only this is a fantasy shelter…

  200. David says:
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    Need to drop someone to make room for Reddick.
    In a 10-team, 5×5 keeper league w/ OPS and here are the options:

    Hitter options:
    Perez
    Gattis
    Kendrick
    LaRoche
    Hardy
    Hunter

    Pitcher options:
    Cashner
    Dickey
    Fernandez
    Morrow

    Mid-june I will need to make room for beachy, may be early but who’s your candidate for that one as well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morrow, Gattis

      • David says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks. Agree completely but need to roster Gattis until Perez comes back.

        Was thinking hunter for now. OF for OF.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Morrow now and Gattis after Perez comes back…

  201. danny says:
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    Yahoo player note says Puig has been playing CF, possible spec grab?

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @danny: he also played some in spring, if you have the space and you’re not dropping a usable player then go for it, but i wouldn’t drop anyone good for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I could see stashing him

  202. Kid A says:
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    Rendon promotion to AAA mean he won’t be getting the call to the show I imagine. Safe to drop for the time being?

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Kid A: I would…don’t worry I’m not trying to grab him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, probably, bummer…

  203. pooonhunter says:
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    Ok, just traded beltre,segura,c.davis,w.miley, & A.reed for mig cabrera,j.reyes,a.simmons,m.minor,g.holland…thoughts? have scutaro covering ss until reyes gets back.

    • pooonhunter says:
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      @pooonhunter: also have heyward waiting to heat up on bench, and luckily picked brown up last week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair…

  204. Wilsonian says:
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    I would just like to say that I traded McLouth for Heyward in a keeper tonight. That is all.

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Wilsonian: is this league for money and if so do you have any openings?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Juan Lleno de Odio: haha, no, it’s not actually. This guy loves trading. I honestly didn’t think it had a shot of being accepted. Most of the time people are stingy with their guys and you have to overpay. He’s new to the league, too, but who knows? The last two deals I’ve made have been relatively even, but I think even with McLouth’s good start, this is a win for me in a landslide.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  205. Huge Caulk says:
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    I can only start 3…6×6 ERA WHIP, SV, QS, K and K/9
    Shark vs ARI
    Kennedy at CHC
    JoFer vs Mia
    Kuroda at BOS
    Harvey at MIA
    Parker vs CHW

    I would guess

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shark, Harvey, Parker

  206. sange-da-man says:
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    My Marte and Shields for Pence and Sabathia?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte side

  207. ErnMcGern says:
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    Just received a trade offer:

    (His) Zobrist and Hamels

    For

    (My) Phillips and Fister

    I don’t necessarily need pitching so I can wait for Hamels to turn it around. That being said, he is somewhat concerning me. Right when he started turning the corner he went right back down the hole. Is he plagued this entire year with losses? Cliff Lee style? People are saying his change up isn’t what it used to be and he can’t locate the cutter. Should I be worried at all?

    Similar with Zobrist underperforming. He’s lagging but we are only a third of the way through the season. I have Aaron Hill on the DL if his hand ever heals.

    My initial thoughts…
    Zobrist and Phillips are almost identical players
    Hamels for Fister = Get your rape whistle ready
    Right???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  208. Wake Up says:
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    Stras is a right oblique…

    • Hondo says:
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      @Wake Up:

      Yep,confirmed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: I’m not sure if his windup was a mess cuz he was hurt or he got hurt cuz his windup is a mess…I mentioned this during my “Get in a fielding position rant”…I don’t own him anywhere anyway…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wake Up: Yeah, I don’t own him either so I’m a bit happy to hear this… Will probably miss 3 weeks…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: you told everybody to sell him, like what a month ago. After those 2-3 bad starts. Said he looked injured.

  209. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    I just got offered his Pablo Sandoval Lester and Cain for My Desmond Jennings and Chris sale. Pull the trigger right?

    • Fister Furbush says:
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      @Bitchesbeshoppach:

      It depends if you need pitching or not. If getting Lester would automatically make him you’re number 2 SP, then do it.

      • Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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        Well I’m strong at pitching ( wainwright bumgarner miller sale price McCarthy). I have Lawrie and freese for 3B so Pablo would be an upgrade. My OF is strong too with trout marte cespedes Jennings and granderson. Seems kind of like a lateral move the more I look at it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, pull it

  210. Wilsonian says:
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    Marte/Gio for Butler/Shields, which side?

    • Fister Furbush says:
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      @Wilsonian:

      Butler and shields. Something’s wrong with gio, he can’t get out of the first inning without getting in big trouble, and matte seems to be regressing a bit. I have more faith that shields and butler will turn it around than I do gio and Marte.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Butler, it’s fair

  211. SteveV says:
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    Nolasco, Casner , Kedrick, Dickey….rate rest of yr please.

    • Fister Furbush says:
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      @SteveV:

      How you typed it out, but turn it around and that’s the ranking

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickey, Kendrick, Cash

  212. Wake Up says:
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    League…another blowup

    • Fister Furbush says:
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      @Wake Up:

      From an epic Todd Helton home run that was an definite no doubter. Hoping Tulo gets up in the 10th and gets a walk off four bagger

  213. Wake Up says:
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    Brown now leading the NL in HR…

    • Fister Furbush says:
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      @Wake Up:

      Maybe that will light a fire under Justin Upton,

      Lol did you here about the speculations of the braves sending BJ Upton to the minors? Made me chuckle

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Fister Furbush: Yeah I did hear that…sounds like the Ike talk from last week…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA… That’s ridiculous…

  214. Matthew says:
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    Grey:

    Want not need another pitcher. Just traded Harvey for Braun then flipped Torii Hunter for T Wood

    Counter offered my J Upton and Perkins for Vernon Wells and Moore, I’m gonna counter becue I don’t need wells and he’s garbage. Would you surround a trade w J Up and Moore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure what you’re saying

      • Matthew says:
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        @Grey: Haha my bad Grey. Was at work and attempting to rush this via iPhone.

        I flipped Harvey got Braun then got T Wood gave Hubter for another SP.

        I could use another SP. my team is loaded and my OF I’d Braun J Upton Adam Jones Cuddyer and A Jax on the DL and Swisher as a bench OF.

        I am picking Upton as the guy to potentially trade.

        I offered him for Yu and got countered with his Moore and Vernon Wells for my Perkins and Upton. If it were Moore for Uptpn straight up would you do it? I’m not going to do this because Wells is a streamer and Perkins is obviously a solid closer.

        Just wanted your opinion. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t do Moore straight up… I’d give Cuddyer for a guy like Peavy, I’d aim lower…

  215. SteveNZ says:
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    Holy sonavabench, Jason Castro. That’s 7 HRs on the bench in H2H this week.

    I have both Castro and Gattis rostered trying to cover for Sal Perez, but I’ve reached the point where I can only roster one (need to clear a space to activate Reddick).

    So who stays and who goes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Gattis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BTW, that might be a record for sonavabenchings…

  216. Wilsonian says:
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    Fielder or Davis for this year only?

    • Fister Furbush says:
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      @Wilsonian: @Wilsonian:

      Davis. Dude is unreal. Hitting like Prince usually does with all of those home runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder

  217. bobbo says:
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    Can you rank the following for me ROS in a holds league, need to make some moves and need to know which guys are droppable as I switch around my bench awfulness:

    2b- Rickie Weeks, Jed Lowrie
    1b- Eric Hosmer, Ike Davis, Mitch Moreland
    rp- Ryan Cook, Joaquin Benoit

    Is Sal Perez droppable now if I own McCann (he seems to be playing consistently since coming back from the DL and I hate carrying 2 catchers)?

    • bobbo says:
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      @bobbo:

      Someone just picked up Benoit, you like Rex Brothers over Cook? Also Youk on the wire, like him over any of the 1B, extra 2B, or Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie…. Moreland, Hosmer… Benoit… Yeah, lose Perez

  218. Wilsonian says:
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    Or what about this:

    Fielder/JUp/Marte OR
    Davis/McCutchen/Rios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey: monstrous, MONSTROUS trade.

        I absolutely love Chris Davis (got him for $4 in a keeper) but I think you do have to take the Up-side. But if you compare the Fielder/Davis power numbers and believe it… (Cutch/Upton and Rios/Marte are about equal for me).

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Grey: @TheNewGuy: I have an offer out of my Fielder/J-Up for his Davis/McCutchen. Davis would then slot into my 1B position and Cutch would take over for J-Up. I would then be able to swap Marte/Gio for Butler/Shields. I honestly think this deal would make sense for me this season. I have more faith in McCutchen than Upton and I’m not a huge Fielder fan. He should be so much better. He’s getting out HRed by Kelly Jo. And I have a feeling we’re seeing a Joey Bats like insurgence from Davis where he’s going to be a future first rounder.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Go for it if you’re feeling it, it wouldn’t be a trade I’d make…

  219. SteveNZ says:
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    Jesus, on the day my opponent hits .130, my mob decide to go .217. Way to go, fellas.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

  220. SteveNZ says:
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    Wow, under way in Cleveland.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t believe they threw away Moore start for that… Those umps should be fined…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: in FAAB?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seriously, who lets a game start for one inning then shuts it down for 4 hours… That’s a really bad call by the umps, I could see it getting worse too if the Rays decide to go ahead and start Moore on short rest because of this and him getting out of whack…

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: Fieldin Culbreth, actually. Sounds like someone Grey Albright would chat stock tips and golf stories with at the country club… Maybe he was trying to delay going to his Cleveland hotel until sunrise.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha! Fieldin and I once played long toss bocci while sipping brandy, then I punched him….

              • royce! says:
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                @Grey: Top drawer! You, Fielden and Preston Claiborne were the basis for Heathers, weren’t you? Is Big Fun playing the Razzball Retreat?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, exactly!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: What were you saying about scorecasting?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… I need a Valium, so annoyed that they wasted a Moore start…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: I know…I do have him all over the place…on the bright side, Joyce just HR…off of a LHP…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know, which wouldn’t happen if Maddon had a say in it… Maddoning!

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: Ha! I’m off to find the bottom of a bottle…Have a great weekend!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You too!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: damn, Kluber was kicking ass through 2 innings too. I NEED wins. F’u Valverde. SCHERZER!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  221. Steve D says:
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    Mr Grey, my fantasy consigliere. I’m about to trade Tavares for Boom Or Strasburg in a long-term keeper. Who do you prefer? Does tonights injury sway it to Boom? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know what you’re asking

      • Steve D says:
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        who do you prefer Boomgarner or strasburg.

        • Steve D says:
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          Does Strasburgs injury riskiness sway it it Boom?

          • TheNewGuy says:
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            @Steve D: Boom?

            You from eastern europe or something?

            • Steve D says:
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              Eastern U.S. (NY) Calling Boomgarner Boom is that big of a stretch?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                It’s Bumgarner.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nope

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Strasburg

          • Steve D says:
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            Thanks! And I will work on my spelling.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  222. SteveNZ says:
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    And Colon with the complete-game five-hitter. Thanks SON!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Gained me a point in ERA and 3 in WHIP. IN the RCL…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m struggling to stay afloat in my pitching ratios… Greinke and Price sure haven’t helped either…

  223. royce! says:
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    You asked for it, buddy: Jason Castro or Grandal in a h2h counting OBP and XBH?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA… Castro

  224. Emporers monkey says:
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    Piss on Heyward. He makes me wish Ike Davis had OF eligibility.

  225. anchovies says:
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    been offered jed lowrie for my ol’ darwin barney (waiting for kinsler to come back).

    is this a no brainer/stupid question?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @anchovies: can’t believe anyone offered you this. grab, grab grab without asking. just how both scumbags and cassonova’s, and guys who ain’t me would play it. I mean i wouldn’t grab without asking the women (of course certain lifestyles end up in certain places in middle of the night) I would grab lowrie without asking.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Lowrie now

  226. chunk says:
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    First ever multiple pitcher perfect game in the making………..

    • chunk says:
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      @chunk: Down to a no hit bid…..

  227. SteveNZ says:
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    Carlos Martinez worth holding in a 14-team keeper?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @SteveNZ: i think eventually he comes back as a starter. It’s why they moved him to AAA. The cardinals don’t have anyone else, gast will probably eventually be back, but martinez is better than him. miller’s already at like 40% of his innings. garcia’s out for the year. Wacha’s so young that he’s never even had a minor league season, and they’re usually very careful with usage of guys like that. I’m probably soon to pick him up in my 16 teamer. This time i’ll be earlier than people who beat me to wheeler/wacha. Keep in mind those were both picked up around a week before grey told us to.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How hard is it to get guys like Wheeler Wacha, Geritt Cole, etc?

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: wheeler was picked up by somebody in the 16 teamer like may 10th. that same guy picked him up like 2 days before you said get him in the 10 teamer as well. Wacha (both of these leagues are filled with st. louis people) was snatched even earlier. Cole’s still out there, but i thought he had no spot yet. They got freakin wandy rod and gomez (for god’s sake) AND Liriano pitching wonderfully. LEAKE. what the shit…. No injurires on PIT yet either.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Cole may not be up until Sept to work long relief and prep him for next year…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Unless an injury hits…

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: not that it’s hard to get pitchers who’re supposed to be good. i had cingrani during his whole tenure, and i’ve now had odorizzi (traded him for real value, have no idea why that worked) and archer. Oh yeah, due to archer sucking, i’m guessing Colome is immediate pickup. I’ll have to wait till sun night late. Wow H2h with 5 week pickup max really messes with certain strategic stuff. Difference between 5 and 7 pickups is big. Closers are so hard to come by i probably use 2 each week just on spec closers.

  228. SteveNZ says:
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    So if the Jays can take the lead here and Janssen can save it, giving Cecil the win, that would be great, thanks.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Scratch that. A clean inning from Janssen will do for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t quite work out that way…

  229. Troy says:
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    What do you think of Harvey for Adrian Gonzalez? Is a gon enough for Harvey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take A-Gon

  230. MB says:
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    Arenado over Youk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  231. Jason says:
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    16 team keeper 6×6 with .OPS and Holds as added cats. We can keep 5. Just got Heyward for Moreland/Ryu. Heyward is reasonably priced at $19 ( it goes up a bit each year when a player is kept, with $5 being the max). I have Craig and Cuddyer who can man 1b, so Moreland was expendable. Feeling pretty good about this…thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did well!

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: Much appreciated! I feel this is the epitome of a sell high/buy low trade, and was curious on some other thoughts. Thanks for the response.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  232. Principle Blackman says:
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    I have a roster question for you.
    I have Josh Reddick coming off the DL and I need to drop someone.
    12-team, 6×6 (ops, k9, QS replace wins), yahoo, 3of, 2 util, no ci/mi, 1300 IP limit.
    I’m currently in 1st, and I’ve pitched the 3rd most innings in the league; yahoo is projecting me to be about 50 innings over the limit.
    Who is the drop here? is it reddick? is it a pitcher?

    C Perez
    1b Goldscmidt
    2b Pedroia
    SS Segura
    3b Beltre
    Of Adam Jones, Cespedes, Aoki
    Util Rizzo, Starlin Castro
    Bn Frazier
    DL Reddick

    SP Bumgarner, Shields, Anibal Sanchez, Minor, Bailey, Masterson, Archer, Wheeler
    RP Perkins, Steet, Kenley Jansen
    DL Perez

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  233. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    dude, the whip’s of the pitchers in this tor-sd game, now entering the 17th inning, are incredible. there’s only been 26 baserunners in 32 innings (obv each inning has 2 team innings). lind/rasmus have more than a third of the hits 7/19th. i benched gyorko and haven’t really regretted it yet as gyroko only has 1 more rbi and 2 more bases but 1 less steal than ellis who i subbed him for.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: there’s almost been as many pitchers (16) as hits (19).

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: ok, bad move, gyorko got 1 more run, 3 more bases, one less run than ellis. only did it because hitter tron said to. For tomorrow out of these who sits 1 of each group
      ellis or gyorko at 2nd (hitter tron says ellis due to COL)
      span/choo/van slyke (hitter tron likes van slyke the best, if he plays, but i can see gyroko getting day off after 17 inning game in which he either scored or rbi’d every single run)
      runs/rbi’s are equally valuable since i’m either tied or losing by 1 with both. Thanks.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: wow, i f’ed up as hitter tron was completely right, telling me to sit choo both fri and sat and play span and van slyke. choo’s that bad against lefties.

  234. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    eh greyman, based on previous comments are any of these
    kluber
    leake
    porcello
    better than any of my
    milone
    cashner
    dickey (i’m guessing i could go back to benching him for a while, like i was about 4-5 starts ago, when i had lowball traded for him). I just this morning dropped leake for liriano.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: kendrick is also on list of free agents, and he’s the only one on this list with a good next start vs MIA fish.
      so is cashner’s though, at LAD. I’m guessing just hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea what you’re asking

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: is kendrick better short term than cashner or milone?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I just picked up Kendrick for his next start vs. the Marlins, I’d go with him over Cashner for this week…

  235. Vinnycora says:
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    Grey – my Austin Jackson for his Heyward? I’ve already got plenty of middle of the order type hitters and would hate to lose on Jackson hitting in front of the best3-4 in baseball. Trade Myers or Stanton instead or just stop tinkering?

    • Grey

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      Hold with Jackson… Myers for Heyward, sure…

  236. TheNewGuy says:
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    I knew something was wrong with Gallardo. Wish I hadnt traded mini Cargo for him a few months back. Gah! Its Tiny Tim all over again…

    Dom Brown is a beast though, as is Adam Jones (as we were expecting).

    Buy low on Hamels? Maybe even try and send YoGa for him? (The ultimate buy low sell low deal).

    • Grey

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      I’d take Hamels for Gallardo

  237. TheNewGuy says:
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    6/7 (6 singles) and he doesnt steal, we all get puzzled then 1/4 last night and Segura swipes a bag.

    That is sooooo baseball.

  238. TheNewGuy says:
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    Just wondering at what point do you really reconsider the preseason rankings? I mean C Davis has over double the no of HRs Fielder has (and more RIBS and a better AVG). I guess hes a crazy example as hes destroying the world right now in terms of homers (only an insane Miggy season is beating him overall), but would you even consider trading him for a guy like Fielder?

    I do have a Chris Davis fetish as at $4 this guy could be a MONSTER keeper for me so I wouldnt do it anyway, but just wondering about redraft leagues.

    • Grey

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      I’d want Fielder

  239. Paulie Allnuts

    Paulie Allnuts says:
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    Gregg Jeffries! How about Generation K #2, with Harvey, Wheeler, and Syndegard. Hope it turns out better then GK1.

    For a MI role – Infante, Cozart, Franklin, in order of preference.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Yup… Franklin, Cozart

  240. alvaro says:
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    Would you do Altuve + one of Aoki/Marte/Vicedo for Heyward?

    My 2b would be Murphy and my OF (we start 3) would be Trout Heyward and who ever I didnt trade (and stanton when he comes back)

    thanks

    • Grey

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      Nah… Too much…

      • alvaro says:
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        @Grey: thank. Is just altuve fair?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          IT is…

  241. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Hey Grey : Trying to get in early on a closer, who do you think gets saves first, Joe Smith or Coello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  242. Titan says:
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    My Corbin , I. Kennedy, Ryu, Garza for his Heyward?

    In the order you’d offer them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy, Corbin, Garza

  243. Kid A says:
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    Huston “Porcelain Doll” Street, down with the same gimpy calf as last year. MEDIC!