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He’s just lucky his name isn’t Kicked-In Nuts Bailey.  If you turned a paper into your English prof and named the homer-prone pitcher, Homer Bailey, your prof would say it’s too expository.  But the prof might’ve been more forgiving if you hadn’t named the mayor, Billy Gladhand; the police chief, Officer Corruptski and the fro-yo cashier, Barry Tart.  It’s almost too ridiculous to be believable what Homer Bailey did yesterday.  He gave up two back-to-back homers in two different innings, while also striking out the side.  Who are you, Danny Salazar?  No, you are not Danny Salazar!  You’re supposed to be more reliable!  (Oh, and the game was suspended, but you still get all of Bailey’s glorious stats.  Lucky you.  Or Yu, if Darvish is reading.)  If you play in a Benjamin Netanyahu league were xFIP is a category, you’re doing well.  Everyone else would like to kill someone.  Potentially me since I advocated drafting Bailey.  It takes alligator blood to check raise the bettor, but, after he struck out nine in only five innings yesterday (and gave up a shizz load of homers), I’d say now is the time to buy low on Bailey.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Todd Frazier – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Okay, so the wind might’ve been blowing out yesterday.  Across the entire country.  Imagine Razzball existed in 1998…. *wavy lines*  So, that was Sammy Sosa’s sixteenth game in a row with a homer.  I told you to buy him!  He could hit 35+ homers this year!  I wonder what he’d look like as a white guy with no personality…Oh, Mark McGwire!  *wavy lines* Little did we know we’d get to find out what Sosa would look like as a white guy.

Aroldis Chapman – Felt great after 25-pitch session.  Better yet, there were no kidnap victims in his hotel suite afterwards and he didn’t have to use his AK.  Gotta say, today was a good day.

Devin Mesoraco – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  I already committed another week to you, you don’t need to keep hitting homers, but fine.  Twist my arm!

Gaby Sanchez – 2-for-3 and two homers.  Sonavabench!  Ugh.  First question is obviously why do I even have Gaby Sanchez on a team, let alone on my bench.  All good questions.  It’s a crazy deep weekly league, and he’s backing up Trumbo.  I never intend to play him without an injury.  I drafted Gaby because there was this girl I liked in high school named Gaby and benching Gaby was some kind of weird payback, and now she’s getting the last laugh again!

Neil Walker – 3-for-3 and two homers.  Elias Sports Bureau said this was Neil Walker’s first two homer game since his last two homer game.  Elias Sports Bureau also said most of their statisticians were in Maine on a company retreat.

Starling Marte – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his first homer.  Maybe this will inspire McCutchen to stop loafing and starting hitting some homers!  Dubya tee eff, McCutchen, the entire team hit homers yesterday.  I think Clint Barmes even hit one and they credited it to Neil Walker.

Wandy Rodriguez – 5 IP, 6 ER.  It’s a shame Matthew Berry retired; Wandy sucking isn’t nearly as enjoyable when Berry’s not telling people to pick him up.  Come back, Berry, the fantasy world’s collective IQ has gone too high!

Curtis Granderson – Left the game after colliding with the wall, but x-rays came back negative.  Hey, like his batting average!

Juan Lagares – Pulled a hamstring and will prolly go to the DL.  Krispie is due back soon, so whoever the Mets go with will simply be filler, but not yummy filler like Oreo creme, more like the filler used to fill a flat tire so you can drive a 1/2 mile to the gas station.

Eric Young Jr. – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 7th steal.  Hey, Rockies, Young could’ve played 2nd base for you for the last five years.  Idiots.  Yes, EY should be owned in all leagues.

Lucas Duda – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  Looks like a bona fide hot schmotato.  Hit a homer a few days ago and hitting over .300 on the year.  Not much here over the course of the year, but the choice is yours — Duda-dippity.

Zack Wheeler – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks.  He’s looked like a large heaping of whatevs, but it’s still early and I do like him.  I’d try to be patient.

Coco Crisp – Sat out Monday, but it’s a day-to-day thing.  A’s just want Crisp fresh like lettuce.

Scott Kazmir – Expects to make his next start.  There’s still plenty of time for him to get injured this year, don’t worry.

Jesse Chavez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Oh, that’s nice.  Yeah, a little lower on the ERA.  Yeah, that’s very nice.  Now a little higher on the Ks. Oh, keep going right there.  I told you on Friday, “(Chavez’s) numbers are worth owning in any league.”  And that’s me quoting me!  I’m guessing people will pay attention now that he’s thrown a beautiful game.  Hey, whatever it takes, now grab him!

Hector Santiago – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Yup, like him too, but what about Jesse Chavez?!

Ernesto Frieri – 1/3 IP, 2 ER and the blown save.  Shouldn’t be in danger of losing the job yet.  But on the fo’really tip, there’s like three teams in the majors where the best reliever on a team is actually that team’s closer.

Albert Pujols – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  When I’m looking at Prince Fielder’s fat, stupid, homerless face on so many teams, I’ll happily take a Pujols home run.

Trevor Bauer – An excerpt from the hastily made Cleveland tourism video says Francona is considering Bauer for the rotation and moving Carrasco into the bullpen.  Don’t mind if I do!  I was pretty blasé on Bauer’s last call-up, but that was because it was a spot start.  If he’s in the rotation, then it’s all hands on that hard body.

Francisco Cervelli – To the DL with Grade 2 hammy strain.  Essentially that means his hammy strain is adding and subtracting and playing footsies with a girl it likes/hates.

Matt Moore – Headed for Tommy John surgery that he didn’t want.  His palms were sweaty, knees weak, arms were heavy, mom’s spaghetti.  Hasta la pasta until 2015.

Chris Archer – 5 IP, 7 ER.  Returning to the Homer Bailey aptronym theme, Archer shot me through the heart.

Manny Machado – Cleared for extended spring training games after 90-foot sprints.  In related news, I’ve found a nine-foot area in my place where I get service from Sprint.

Michael Cuddyer – Slammed into the wall because Morneau is playing 1st base which is stupid and beyond me but the Rockies haven’t made a good move with their 1st base position since Todd Helton was hitting .350.  Cuddyer has a right elbow contusion and it sounds like he might not miss too much time.

Colby Lewis – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks and out-pitched by Roenis Elias (6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks).  The only reason why you’re considering Lewis for your fantasy team is because you know he’s had success in the league.  Albeit, 16 months ago.  You have one of those Watch List things?  Okay, put Lewis on that and go back to finishing your Cheerios.

Dustin Pedroia – Diagnosed with wrist inflammation and is expected to avoid a DL stint.  He played 160 games last year with a damaged ligament in his thumb, so hopefully his grit, heart and other intangibles are in full working order.

Koji Uehara – His shoulder MRI came back clean.  Sounds like he’ll avoid the DL, which puts his owners at direct odds with Mujica’s.  They should spar.  Winner gets the saves and the Iron Throne.  Mujica will probably still get a save or two, so I wouldn’t drop him yet.

Logan Morrison – Has a tight hamstring and is considered day-to-day.  Ironically, his favorite book is Logan’s Run.

Mike Zunino – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Thankfully, Mesoraco also hit a homer or we’d have a mutiny on our hands.  You don’t want a mutiny on your hands.  It leaves a stain.

Prince Fielder – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Maybe he realized Spring Training ended.

Trevor Cahill – Moved to the bullpen and the nation tweeted #archiebradleytime and Kirk Gibson tweeted hashtagBolsinger.  He didn’t know the pitching coach meant he should put the hashtag sign and not spell it out.  Mike Bolsinger will be a part time fill-in for Cahill’s rotation spot until Bradley’s ready, probably June or July.  Bolsinger isn’t much of a prospect — had a 4.06 ERA between Double and Triple-A last year.  His last name is street for very loose tighty-whiteys, but that’s more of a trivia fact than anything.

Cody Ross – News said he was shooting to return from his hip injury this Friday.  That would mean he’s literally shooting from the hip.

Maicer Izturis – Will miss 4-6 months with a ligament tear in his knee.  The injury occurred while he was going down the dugout steps.  This is why I always use the escalator.

Doug Fister – Threw a bullpen session.  Mr. Fister is working back from a broken wing.

Bryce Harper – Left the game with quad tightness.  This is just a day-to-day type thing that he’s getting known for.  Hey, don’t get known for that.  Get known for hitting homers, not into walls!

Jordan Zimmermann – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the MIA Marlins.  He got his Zimmermann power back now that Ryan Zimmerman is out.  You are singular, Jordan, don’t let that other guy bring you down!

Sandy Leon – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Governor Christie said he would’ve reined in Sandy before it did any damage.

Marcell Ozuna – Didn’t start yesterday.  Was on crutches after fouling a ball of his foot.  Why can’t I have anything nice?

Rafael Furcal – Ready for a rehab assignment.  When told that would require running, Furcal said, “I’m getting too old for this sh*t!”

Brad Hand – 3 IP, 5 ER.  I feel bad for Marlins manager, Mike Redmond.  You know people in the clubhouse are just gonna giggle at him when he says he needs to talk to the Hand.

Garrett Jones – 1-for-3 and back-to-back days with a homer.  Hot schmotato alert!

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks.  Lynn inadvertently brings up a good point.  Pitchers will get lucky, unlucky and downright doggish and humma-humma sexy, but they are what they are.  Coming into this game, he had a 6.55 ERA, and he’s not a 6.55 ERA pitcher, unless he’s hurt.  He wasn’t hurt and now his ERA is down to 4.

Jhonny Peralta – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Before the game, Peralta gave fellow PEDs suspension-mate, Braun, a thumbs up and Braun just shook his head, yelling, “Not cool, bra!”  Then Matt Adams turned, “Bra?”  Jhonny is four for his last eight, and hitting .150, which won’t last, so he’s due to get hot.

A.J. Burnett – Has a hernia but won’t miss his Wednesday start.  The balls on this guy!

Roberto Hernandez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks.  It’s not easy to only strikeout three Braves.  I mean, The Upton Bros. is at least two and that’s only counting B.J.

Domonic Brown – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Tehol just got fined for excessive celebration.

Craig Kimbrel – Wasn’t used yesterday because of what Fredi Gonzalez said was ‘normal soreness’ in his shoulder.  Oh!  That soreness!  That’s nothing!  Isn’t that what they said about Beachy?  And Minor?  And Medlen?  Good ol’ shoulder soreness, it’s nearly a good ol’ shoulder soiree!  I grabbed David Carpenter everywhere I could just in case this gets worse before it gets better.

Ervin Santana – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks which tied his career high in strikeouts.  Why do I prefer National League pitchers?  Exhibit A:  Ervin Santana’s suddenly a strikeout pitcher in the NL.  Exhibit B:  They face the opposing pitcher.  Exhibit C:  There is no Exhibit C!  Case closed!

Dan Uggla – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homers.  He conceded it had less to do with the swing adjustments he made in the offseason and more to do with the Affliction shirt he was wearing under his jersey.  That’s not the first time Jersey and Affliction shirts have been in the same sentence.

Evan Gattis – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and two homers.  I swear, there’s been people asking if they should drop Gattis.  He’s hitting .303 with three homers.  Over .300 is better than he should be doing, I hate to see what happens when he’s actually hitting .250.  Stop picking your catcher scab!

Andrelton Simmons – 3-for-5 and his 2nd homer in as many games.  You’ll take it and like it, but this is a guy who looked like he had 7-homer power and 25-steal speed in the minors.  Maybe Gordon Shumway is the only one that can truly understand Andrelton.

B.J. Upton – 0-for-3, 1 run, 2 steals, hitting .180.  It’s weird how now that I’m married when I think of B.J. I think of striking out.

  1. Beardcrabs says:
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    Frazier or Seager…

    • Hawk says:
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      @Beardcrabs:

      Frazier for right now. He’s a streaky hitter and he’s hot.
      Seager for the whole season.

    • GFY250 says:
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      I have the same terrible dilemma. I’d take Seager only because he might give you 10 steals, otherwise they are pretty close.

  2. Natty Boh says:
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    15 team league w/ only one weekly add. You grabbing David Carpenter or Traver Bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Natty Boh: Depends on need… Carpenter

  3. Jiggy Nits says:
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    I ran it by Seth but did not get a final answer and need to make a decision tonight.

    5×5 Roto NL only 10 team keeper league

    Looking to pick up C Torres (NYM) @ 10$ and dropping a 3$ Trevor Cahill.

    Thing is – we only get to pick up replacements in my league if someone gets DL’d or sent to the minors. When someone is activated… the player you drop goes on waivers. Someone dropped Torres, and I’m wondering if I should grab him for Cahill?

    Other Pitchers:
    19 Jo-Fer
    17 Alex wood
    15 Shelby Miller
    12 Nate Eovaldi
    8 Ian Kennedy
    10 Latroy Hawkins
    5 Rex Brothers
    5 Tanner Roark
    10 Carlos Martinez
    11 Mark Melancon
    10 Michael Wacha
    1 Volquez

    *I’m tied for last in saves with 0*

    Thanks for always being there for me Grey… especially late at night.

    • Puig says:
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      @Jiggy Nits: Torres wont get another save this was rare occasion where Mets bullpen was gassed from extras night before. Valverde still the guy and Germen, Black would prob be other options if Papa grande for Jim Johnsoned. Torres been great but never going to be the closer he went 2.2 innings tonight for that save. Thats more of his role going multiple innings.

      • Jiggy Nits says:
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        @Puig: saves aside… A better roster spot than Cahill or not worth the 7$ salary increase?

      • Al Koholic says:
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        @Puig: the mets might try hanrahan. Keep him in mind and I bet Felix is closing in Texas in a month

        • Jiggy Nits says:
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          @Al Koholic: Felix in Texas doesn’t help me much in an NL only, but thanks for your insight!

      • Puig says:
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        @Puig: David Carpenter, Pedro Strop, Hector Rendon, Cody Allen , Joe Smith…

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Puig: i thought a guy with a 4 run lead needed to finish 3 innings for a save. torres had 2.66 innings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jiggy Nits: Torres is just a middle reliever, if you want, go for it… Neither guy is worth anything really…

  4. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    I’ll tell you guys what!

    Question #1:

    In a 10 team H2H with an absolutely awesome lineup, and OF’s like Morse, Pagan, Venable, Rajai, De Aza and more available — who here would drop N. Aoki for E. Bonifacio?

    Oh yea, also you’re very sick of A. Hill already and you knew when you drafted him you didn’t want him and you kind of just want a temporary option at 2B until he shows any signs of life so you can trade him.

    Drop Aoki for Boneface?

    Question #2: Send A. Gonzalez away in exchange for T. Cingrani?

    Thanks to Grey and anyone else in advance..

    Nighters!

    • Hawk says:
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      @Jackie Treehorn:

      Q1 – Bonifacio has been hot before. He’ll go cold soon and will probably stay there for a couple months. IMO, you’ve missed out on the best of his production already. Aoki is a quality hitter who will heat up eventually.

      Dropping Bonifacio for Aoki virtually guarantees you’ll miss out on the best production from both.

      Q2 – A. Gonzlaez = Adrian? If so, dealing him 1-1 for Cingrani means you’re not getting enough back. Aim higher. If it’s another A Gonzalez (Alex?) then yea, in a heartbeat

  5. Puig says:
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    Drop Howie Kendrick for Frazier? I have Gyorko at 2b, Xander at 3b with Middlebrooks on DL and Kendrick at the 2b/ss. Kendrick will def get scooped but guys like Wong on wire arent much worse Kendrick is so mediocre. No doubt slotting in Frazier at 3b and having Xander at 2b/ss id be more productive this week w a Middlebrooks platoon going forward. Gyorko Kendrick platoon been so bad I might as well just keep Gyorko in there for good and bank on that projection. Hold Kendrick since 2b/ss so shallow and wait for Middlebrooks or go for Frazier?

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @Puig: I like Frazier quite a bit more than Middlebrooks, since even when healthy Middlebrooks is batting in the 9 spot. Kendrick is a one dimensional player, but I’d still try to keep him on my team. Of the 3 Frazier has the most upside.

  6. gareth says:
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    DOH!

  7. Ambreen says:
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    F ing Homer, all of those were BOMBS too. Good stuff here.

  8. Al Koholic says:
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    Man the closers are going crazy this year. Oh it’s only been like ten games. Wow. I don’t own bailey anywhere but I am a reds fan and I think he will rebound

  9. Eddy says:
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    I have Wilin, Jason Castro and Gattis in several leagues. Is it bad that I refuse to pick up Mesoraco unless he’s at my catcher spot? I can’t ever see myself with a catcher at util.

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Eddy: I’m weird and high but I’ll tell what I did anyways, I added up how many leagues I had Castro in, (which was 12 out of 30, then dropped him 6 times for Mesoraco to even it out…hahaha…Solved my catcher dilema.

      • Adam says:
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        @Greyismyhero:

        You’re in 30 leagues….?

  10. Alex says:
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    Fine, ill ask — Chavez over any of Marco or Kazmir or Straily?

    • My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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      @Alex: yes I would all 3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Over Straily

  11. gareth says:
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    Kirk Gibson:

    “So Archie Bradley’s agent is kicking up a stink because we haven’t promoted his client yet, even though our starting pitching is supposedly rife with injury and ineffectiveness. Hows about we piss this guy off even further? We’ll put Cahill in the bullpen and bring up a ridiculously name pitcher instead of Bradley. ” * skims a list of minor league pitchers * “hello Mike bolsinger. Welcome to the big leagues! ”

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/04/agent-says-diamondbacks-should-promote-archie-bradley-.html

  12. gareth says:
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    G3!

      • Robby D says:
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        @Grey:
        You sunk my battleship

  13. Druss says:
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    Yo Grey would you pick up David Murphy and drop Dexter Fowler? My league counts OPS and Total Bases as well. Ohh and also Brett Lawrie was dropped in my league how much should I bid on him , I have $100 available. Thanks!

    I forgot how much you loved Matthew Berry. I miss him too, he always made me feel like an expert a guru.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Druss: $3 unless you really need Lawrie… Sure go with Murphy, he’s just a hot schmotato though

  14. Picard56 says:
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    Who is the odd man out of the A’s rotation when AJ Griffin returns? Hopefully not Chavez…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Picard56: Hopefully not, prolly Milone

  15. rflippin says:
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    Hey man it’s only 2 weeks into the season and I’m already sweatin’ it ! I got a kick azz offense cuz I waited til like the 5th rnd to draft my first SP in a 20 team keeper league/30 man roster per, and now Im really payin’ for it. Need some serious SP help. Here’s my Q: trade Uribe (sell opp?) for C.C. (buy opp??) . What the helen reddy, clouds in my coffee! OBT I got Beltre as my only other 3b, with junk on the wire. Uribe for C.C or not???

    • The Strolg says:
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      @rflippin: You mean what the carly simon

    • Hawk says:
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      @rflippin:

      Deal Uribe to receive CC? Do it immediately, if not sooner.

  16. Dave says:
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    There’s really a report that Bauer could be up for good??? If so then immediate add in 12 team mixed leagues? Did Francona say this after last nights game?

  17. rflippin says:
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    oh my bad, Carly Simon’s waaaaay hotter lol. memory fails me, par for the course..

    • The Strolg says:
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      @rflippin: Maybe you meant donut in my carpet?

  18. Brian says:
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    I have one team that I drafted in early March where I drafted a starting staff of Cobb, Minor, Latos, Moore, and Fister. Just realized I’m third in ERA and first in WHIP in that league using exclusively streaming starters although I’m last in wins.

  19. bossmanjunior says:
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    Has there ever been an attractive girl named Gaby?

  20. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-Points League (K=-1, BB=1)

    Need pitching. Trade Pedro Alvarez for Homer Bailey?

    I would move Rendon to 3B and start Blackmon everyday.

      • Commish Cauda says:
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        @Grey:

        He rejected Pedro for Homer.

        What about Pedro for Samardzja?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, try it

  21. TJ says:
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    Who do you like better- Garrett Richards or Jesse Chavez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ: Chavez

  22. John says:
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    A Chi Ali AND a Black Sheep reference in the first 2 weeks of the season? Careful Grey, at this pace you’ll be quoting the Jungle Brothers by June.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: I got a native tongue

  23. Greyismyhero says:
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    “Oh, that’s nice. Yeah, a little lower on the ERA. Yeah, that’s very nice. Now a little higher on the Ks. Oh, keep going right there.”

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha …….2 funny right there.

  24. Rob says:
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    Forgive my ignorance but if Gibson has assured Cody Ross is playing LF, Goldy is at 1B, no DH, No speed at CF to play it, is Trumbo playing RF relegating Hot Parra to bench? With injuries to Lagares and Grandy I’m afraid trading EY and Harang for Trumbo might come back to haunt me. Please reassure me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob: You think they’re benching Trumbo?

  25. The Thumb says:
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    FYI Chavez’s next 2 starts are against the Astros

  26. BSW says:
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    Homer Bailey is pulling the ol’ Yovani Gallardo start to the season. So much for pulling a homer.

  27. Justin says:
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    On the Machado front, I believe he has to do sprints at 180 feet and run tbe bases before be can begin extended spring training games.. I may be wrong.. great work as always though sir!!

  28. TheEvilEmpire says:
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    Who would you rather sit on, Eovaldi or Kluber?

  29. kingforaday151 says:
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    Ahhhgg Grey, I’m 3 months from marriage. Don’t tell me the elder Upton’s stop coming….! Ervin looked nasty in his last two starts. I love the move to the NL too, but do I sell if I can get top 25 or so value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kingforaday151: Depends what you can get, for marriage and Ervin

  30. Frank White says:
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    I swear you got the funniest blogs!!! B.J. / stike out – NICE!! Oh I remember last year you wrote that joke about making fun of The Closer Report’s $12 Salads and That the Romaine in the restaurant kitchen next to the shitty bathroom.. Classic!!

  31. D-Baggington says:
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    Drop Erasmo or Smyly for Bauer ?

    • Hawk says:
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      @D-Baggington:

      Smyly, but only once you hear Bauer’s full time in the rotation.

      • malamoney

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        @Grey: Define “right now”. Are you saying you’d advocate this move is Bauer is indeed joining the rotation?

        Because we all know that once word of this spreads some trigger happy owner in each of our leagues is going to grab Bauer. And if we wait until the move is actually confirmed, it will surely be too late.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d wait until he’s confirmed into the rotation, if you think you need to do it now, then go for it

          • malamoney

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            @Grey: But once confirmed, you’d drop Erasmo or Smyly for Bauer?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Smyly, like Hawk said

        • Wudaben says:
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          @malamoney: I can’t find the article at the moment but Cleveland has been increasingly more impatient with their entire rotation. Bauer is pretty much the only MLB ready pitcher in their organization so if you have room for a speculative add I can’t imagine it’ll take more than a couple weeks before he is here. I’ll take the under on May 1.

          • stonepie says:
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            within the next few weeks im picturing axford out as closer with allen stepping in, carrasaco becoming a late inning guy and bauer taking over the 5th spot

  32. Yescheese says:
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    So now I’m sitting on Billy ham, Chris owings, Ben revere and recent waiver grab E Young for SAGNOF… Can b ham get injured or demoted already so I can drop him??? Boohoo!

  33. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Glad I didn’t pick the Catcher scab, Gattis rewarded me handsomely with 2 dongs and a Hawaiian pie ( you might not have Gattis Pizza where you live, it’s a delicious pizza chain in Texas)

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: Haven’t heard of the pizza chain…but I have seen that movie…

  34. Jamiehov says:
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    Daily write ups make my mornings! I’m actually enthused with Baileys start. Ks, bad luck and awful weather

    Should I drop Porcello for Chavez??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jamiehov: Yup, hopefully… I could see it for Chavez

      • Greyismyhero says:
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        @Grey: glad you endorsed that move, I added Chavez everywhere and the pitcher I dropped the most for him was Porcello, knowing my luck Porcello will win CY Young and Chavez is a flash in the pan….let us pray

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Smoke it!

  35. duk_hunter says:
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    ugh…..hate to ask…..

    Chavez over Klubber or Erasmo? All players start, no bench.

  36. Wboggs says:
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    Drop Paxton for Bauer?

    • Hawk says:
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      @Wboggs:

      Don’t have a DL spot? I wouldn’t make a move until it’s confirmed that Bauer’s in the rotation.

      • Wboggs says:
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        @Hawk: thanks. Unfortunately DL spots Re overflowing with Cobb, duster, Paxton, and Harvey (keeper- got in 12th round). Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wboggs: You can lose Paxton for whoever, he’s out of the rotation if he returns with Taijuan and Iwakuma returning

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: I’m not so sure about that one Grey (unless of course you read that information somewhere), I’ve got a feeling given the impression Paxton’s made that they’ll drop Erasmo and Elias leaving a rotation of Felix, Iwakuma, Walker, Paxton and Young.

  37. BSW says:
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    Is billy hamilton just having a really slow start or is he barely ownable at this point. I’m considering dropping him for Eric young

    • Hawk says:
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      @BSW:

      I use this basic formula When deciding on when / if to drop someone for lack of performance. It’s not a hard and fast rule and does not apply to injuries

      (total number of draft rounds) – (Round drafted) = first week I’d even think of dropping someone.

      So if you have a 23 person roster and drafted Hamilton in the 8th round, I wouldn’t drop him until Week 15.

      It sounds like a lot but you invested a lot in him.

  38. Oppo Taco says:
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    Iwakuma or homerun bailey ROS? Thanks grey

  39. cubjet says:
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    Garrett Richards or Tyler Skaggs?

    Thanks

    Hopefully Fister will learn to fly again and learn to live so free.

  40. c0wfunk says:
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    greetings – entertaining read as always.

    Grabbed Collmenter and Chavez to fill in for Cobb; seems Chavez will stick and Collmenter’s back on the heap.

    To fill the gap, I’m looking at Martin Perez and Skaggs who just got dropped. Which would you take if both clear waivers? Thanks!

    • c0wfunk says:
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      @c0wfunk: Or Tyson Ross; .. Rank ‘em:

      Skaggs, Perez, Ross ?

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @c0wfunk: wily peralta is out there too and probably around the same tier?

        Skaggs, Perez, Peralta, Ross?

        That’s the last iteration I promise :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @c0wfunk: Thanks! Perez, Skaggs

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @Grey: Cool thanks. May end up getting both and letting go of the saves stash (was mujica, now carpenter) and busting out my casey janssen voodoo doll (santos has been great).

  41. Swfcdan says:
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    You said start Homer when I was against it, I trusted you man! Definately riding my pine now till he sorts his shizz out, why couldnt it have been called just a few outs earlier.

    Carter or Venable in an OBP league? Wouldnt touch Carter outside these leagues, thinking Venable was a fluke.

    • allen says:
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      @Swfcdan: its so early in the year but still homer is giving me deja vu of owning samardizja last year

  42. Travis says:
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    Great rundown. I love me some Chavez, especially with his next start against HOU…. Kluber, Dickey, Porcello, Eovaldi–any of them droppable for him?

    I’m leaning towards Eovaldi (as much as I love him, consistency might be an issues, lack of run support), or Dickey (can’t seem to trade him, he is kind of bleh).

    Or maybe drop a closer–Axford type (I’d still have Perkins, Reed, Cishek, Papelbon)?

    Thanks!

    • Hawk says:
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      @Travis:

      Dickey, imo. but don’t fall in love with Chavez. He’s hot right now but has no track record of this kind of success.

      Ride Chavez til he cools down and then ditch him.

  43. Swfcdan says:
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    I wasnt a B Hamilton belieber at the start of the year so dealt him in this package in a keeper.

    B Ham, D Dahl (prosp)
    For
    A Rendon, M Pineda, and K Gausman (prosp)

    Think I sold the B Ham hype just in time, looking pretty good right now.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Swfcdan:

      I like that deal for you. A lot.

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Hawk: Would you have liked it at the start of the season when everyone was B-Ham crazy? No probably neither would I, but looks like Hamilton’s hitting question marks are very legit ones. Glad I jumped ship in time.

  44. ichirosan says:
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    20-man league… drop Reddick for Robot Jones?

  45. stynyr says:
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    My pitching is fucked.

    Who should I pick up to replace Moore?

    Harang, Hammel,Jesse Chavez, Nicasio, Tyson Ross?

    My SPs: Kazmir, Wheeler, Santiago, Archer, Cingrani, Skaggs, Eovaldi, Teheran
    dl-Josh Johnson, Kershaw
    N/A-Heaney

    • Carter says:
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      @stynyr:

      I’d ride the Chavez train while its hot.

    • FagSwag says:
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      @stynyr: I think you have to go with Ross, due to his breakout potential.

    • My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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      @stynyr: Chavez just broke out already go chavez

  46. Nico

    Nico says:
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    Grey, I feel like I’m self-reflecting when I read your daily posts because I was such a Homer in my draft.. But not in the Bailey sense. In the sense that I drafted almost everyone you liked. So maybe that makes me a Greyer? Either way, I know it ends well.

    I was doing standard ERA-xFIP comparison, and noticed guys like Lee, Archer, CC, B McCarthy all could be buys, but who do you think will legitimately adjust long-term, and how would you rank Tillman in the group RoS? I’m ranking in the order above. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: Ha… Lee, Tillman, Archer

  47. Carter says:
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    Ugh. I hate Prince’s fat, stupid, homerless face. His face doesn’t even have that many hits. Damn him!!

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Carter: Didn’t look the same guy last year, and was atrocious in the playoffs. I avoided, so far glad I did. Very overrated now.

  48. scottsteelers says:
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    I started Chavez and had Pujols and Calhoun (4-8 2runs scores 2RBi and a HR) pretty damn close to best case scenario. Just a win woulda made it a little sweeter! Ha

  49. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey.. I got 1 more add left this week. Cuddyer might be out a couple days and as of now I don’t have a bench guy cause my pitching falling apart. Anyway do you think I should use my last pick on a batter like Kelly Johnson ( like him cause he plays 4 positions) or Rajai Davis ( we get 2 points per steal) or should I stream a pitcher like Willy Peralta ( stream o N loves him) ?? I’m 0-2 so far so I just want to be careful. Thanks Buddy!!

  50. MacK says:
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    Should I try to trade, C. Tillman, H. Kuroda, or R. Porcello for Bailey, oh wise one? He might not trade Bailey away for any of these guys.

    • FagSwag says:
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      @MacK: If he’s willing to take any of those guys for Bailey, do it! You’d be buying low on a top tier SP just a couple weeks into the season.

  51. zaron says:
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    Platoony Tunes says Cody Ross hits LHP well. Looks like he gets 3 Dodgers RHP in a row this weekend too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zaron: Yeah, but he’s also just returning, might take adjusting

  52. Mitch says:
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    Eric Young or Aoki as my utility spot?

    • FagSwag says:
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      @Mitch: Aoki…unless you desperately need steals.

  53. Awesome Auger says:
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    I get the feeling that Bryce Harper is going to be Troy Tulowitzki without the SS tag…

    • kev says:
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      @Awesome Auger:

      this scares me as well..just please stay healthy

  54. de nachos says:
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    Looked at Gaby Sanchez, Uggla, and Neil Walker for a batty call. But my jeenyus instincts told me to pick up…Josh Reddick. His beard was a beard for my Utility spot masquerading as a productive hitter.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @de nachos: your batty call turned out to be baddy call

      • de nachos says:
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        @J-FOH: BA DUM DUM SHHISH (rim shot)

  55. Lville Jim says:
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    Love the early season managerial panic attacks. Already have made successful waiver claims on sparky anklebiter and mr. moobs in the last couple of days in different leagues with an eye on homer who was dropped yesterday in another.

  56. AtlBravo'14 says:
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    Love the blog, and thanks and advance.

    For speed purposes Rajai Davis or Eric Young Jr. ROS?

    • ashtray says:
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      @AtlBravo’14: Pretty sure Davis isn’t a full time player. Young should have an advantage in ABs.

      • Jupton '13 says:
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        @ashtray: Or should i use a waiver on Kalhoun?

        Thanks for the help.

  57. Sniff Test says:
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    Allen Craig was dropped in a pretty deep league. Am I missing something or do I pounce like an Avisail?

    • ashtray says:
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      @Sniff Test: It’s only April. There’s got to be some scrub at the end of your bench you can drop for him. Go Go Go!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sniff Test: grab craig

  58. mighty maicer says:
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    Drop Garza or Kluber for Jesse Chavez?

  59. DSimon says:
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    Zunino or Yan Gomes? H2H 5 + OPS.

    Gomes is currently my Ron Popeil…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @DSimon: I like Gomes long term

  60. stonepie says:
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    i traded for wheeler so i watched him pitch last night. he was throwing alot more breaking balls which would explain the 3 walks and only 3 strikeouts. still high on him if he can keep the walk rate in the 3’s.

    great time to buy low on guys like bailey and craig if you can

  61. Wake Up says:
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    I swear…you only got married for the jokes!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: at least he’s not an antidentite

    • Carnac says:
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      Nice

  62. Wake Up says:
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    Lots of talk about A Bradley’s service time…starting of the clock…etc…

    What a lot of people don’t know, is that Towers may have a deal in the works…rumor is, Bradley may be heading to LAA for Ibanez…

    Sure, Bradley is a stud pitching prospect…and Ibanez is a DH heading to the NL…but Towers will find a way to get it done!

    • gareth says:
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      He clearly has the starting pitching depth to get a deal done for Ibanez.

      If he loses Bradley, he still has max scherzer, tyler Skaggs, Trevor Bauer and Daniel Hudson……………

      • Wake Up says:
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        @gareth: Haha…nice!

    • Militant Vegans says:
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      @Wake Up: Maybehe can buil a 9-inning bullpen and run that ou every night.

  63. Wake Up says:
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    I dropped Walker just before the game…(of course I did)…

    btw, this is also Ibanez’ pre-game ritual…

  64. Ryan says:
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    I just accepted a trade dealing away Strasburg for A Gonzalez & Homer Bailey. Buying Low on Homer… no more homers, please, Homer!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Don’t like it

  65. Wake Up says:
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    WU4!

    (take that grape juice kitty!)

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: WU4? Isn’t that an offshoot of the tang clan?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @J-FOH: kinda…it’s me, Redman, Raekwon, and Gareth…

        • [will work for saves] says:
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          @Wake Up: wake is on fiyaaaa!

          *fans him with soft tortilla*

  66. Beaver says:
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    Grey, which would you recommend Richards or Chavez. Need some pitching help.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Beaver: chavez

  67. Mike says:
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    Trying to trade Trumbo while I can..
    Would u trade Trumbo for Chris Sale?
    10 team standard
    Thanks

    • FagSwag says:
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      @Mike: I would.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Mike:

      I’d deal Trumbo for Sale if I could stand to lose the power and needed pitching but I don’t see Trumbo as a guy I’d look to get rid of. In the right deal sure, i’d deal Trumbo but not just to get rid of him.

      There are not very many 40 HR hitters in baseball. He’s one of them. A rare quantity isn’t something to get rid of all willy-nilly.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mike: id hold but who is your staff?

  68. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    So lost in the sea of stories about closers losing their jobs is LaTroy Hawkins keeping his job. The story all preseason was that seemed to be that Hawkins was a dead man walking and that Brothers was going to be the closer any day now. But, man oh man has Brothers looked awful his past few games.

    Am I crazy or is it starting to look like that the man with the manliest name in baseball may not ever start closing in mile high?

    • Hawk says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great:

      Hawkins is a known quantity. You know for sure that he’ll blow up eventually. I wonder if Adam Ottavino is next in line there.

      • Gonzo_The_Great says:
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        @Hawk: Haha fair point. I know “still too early” and “small sample sizes” and all, but closers seem to increasingly live and die on small sample sizes nowadays. (See, e.g. Henderson, Johnson, and countless others who have already “lost” their closer gigs.)

        I guess I’m just wondering out loud how many really ugly innings does Brothers get before he goes from heir apparent to the guy setting up Matt Belisle.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: hawkins has looked good. The leash has gotten longer

  69. ashtray says:
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    Right now I have Perkins, Broxton, Santos and Lindstrom for closers. Considering Broxton and Santos may lose their jobs to Chapman and Janssen, should I be picking up any of these guys or stay put with who I have:

    Webb
    Gregerson/Doolittle
    Bass
    Rondon

    12 Team H2H 7×7
    C-Mesoraco
    1-Votto
    2-Gyorko
    3-Encarnacion
    S-Gordon
    O-Choo
    O-Heyward
    O-Venable
    U-Abreu
    U-LaRoche
    NA-Springer
    DL-Ramos

    SP-
    Sale
    Teheran
    Cole
    Gray
    Bailey
    Porcello
    Weaver
    Dickey
    Ventura

    RP-
    Perkins
    Santos
    Lindstrom
    Broxton

    • J-FOH says:
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      @ashtray: Webb and bass

  70. KarlJ says:
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    Grey
    What kind of numbers do you project for Archie Bradley when he comes up?

  71. Big WilyMoPena Style says:
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    Goddamn streamonator told me to bench Jesse Chavez! Sonofabench!

    Who do you like more at 3b 5×5 Standard H2H – Todd Frazier or Brett Lawrie. Circle yes, no, or maybe

  72. FagSwag says:
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    I’m trolling for saves. Pick 3 of this craptastic bunch: Alburquerque, Rondon, Cleto, Otero

    • Hawk says:
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      @FagSwag:

      Rondon

    • J-FOH says:
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      @FagSwag: AlAl rondon and give me better options. Is bass gone?

  73. Big WilyMoPena Style says:
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    Goddamn streamonator told me to bench Jesse Chavez! Sonofabench! Who do you like more at 3b 5×5 Standard H2H – Todd Frazier or Brett Lawrie. Circle yes, no, or maybe

    • Slacker says:
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      I ignored the Stream a nator….

      • Robby D says:
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        @Slacker: I did too, and after the first inning was sweating the decision. After the drive home I was very happy with the decision. Especially nice because I needed it with my opponent throwing Lynn and J-Zimm out yesterday. Luckily he also had Frieri. As I said before the season: The only Frieri I trust is a HodgePadre.

  74. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    If Bauer does get called up, drop erasmo for him? Thanks again grey!

    • steve says:
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      I’ve got the same question….Erasmo for Bauer?@BitchesBeShoppach:

      • J-FOH says:
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        @steve: Bauer

  75. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    How…. did you know…. I was eating cheerios….. *ominously looks over shoulder*

  76. Dan says:
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    Ferration question. Are Chris Withrow and Germen Gonzalez Ferratios? Or because they could take over closers roles at some point does ferration not come into play here. Ferratio. Great glossary add. Ferratio.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: Germen

  77. GFY250 says:
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    You’re married?!? Is she in her 50s, wears cheetah print, and drink over-sized glasses of wine all day?

  78. Ted says:
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    I dropped Porcello for Jesse Chavez, but now I’m thinking maybe I should’ve dropped AJ Burnett…should I go back and fix it? Thanks.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ted: yes. Grab porcello drop aj

      • Pager24 says:
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        @J-FOH: would you drop AJ due to his injury or are you worried his stuff is gone?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Pager24: bad ball park, getting older. if he would of stayed in Pittsburgh then i would still like him.

  79. stynyr says:
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    Grey,

    10-team, H2H, 5×5

    c-Lucroy
    1b-Rizzo
    2b-Utley
    3b-Longoria
    ss-Segura
    of-Braun, CarGo, Choo
    util-Gordon, Bruce

    sp: Kazmir, Wheeler, Santiago, Archer, Cingrani, Skaggs, Eovaldi, Teheran
    dl-Josh Johnson, Kershaw
    N/A-Heaney

    Trade
    I get: Wacha, Moss
    I give: Jay Bruce

    What do you think? Worried about pitching but kind of happy with my offense. Normally have my pitching down and dusted while the offense struggles. Now it’s kind of the other way. Traded Cobb for Bruce and then went and got Moore to replace Cobb, then it all went pear-shaped.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @stynyr: I like that deal for you

  80. JK Smiles says:
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    Alex Gordon for Homer Bailey. I’d be receiving the latter (and have surplus OF and need arms). Fair deal?

    • Hawk says:
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      @JK Smiles:

      I think so.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JK Smiles: seems fair. What OF are you keeping?

      • JK Smiles says:
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        @J-FOH: I’d be keeping Braun, Stanton, Bruce, J. Upton, and Myers. It’s a 10 teams h2h points league.

        If the Bailey trade falls through, I might continue shopping OFs. No need to have a bench bat.

  81. Ma Ma Ma Myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Kuroda says:
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    Interesting drops in my 16-team League. I feel bad I am not in first with moves like this.
    Other manager drops:
    drop Wilin Rosario add Tyler Flowers
    drop Carlos Beltran add Michael Morse
    drop Ian Kennedy add Mike Minor (had 2 available DL slots)

    • Ma Ma Ma Myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Kuroda says:
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      I added Minor early and now have him and T. Walker on DL to bolster my staff. Waiver order prevents me from picking up the others though

  82. Steve Stevenson says:
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    12 team 6×6 (OPS) H2H league, I’m looking for a 4th OF to platoon with Moss. Would you give K-Rod (I don’t really need the SVs) for Aoki, or just drop a streamer for someone like de Aza, Ozuna, EY Jr, L Martin, etc?

  83. Hank says:
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    Thank you hittertron for telling me to pick up Neil walker.

    When it comes to BJ, you just need to increase his number of at bats unless that will piss off the manager and lead to a benching.

  84. Brian says:
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    12 team H2H 6X5. Do I drop De Aza for either EYJ or Raiji Davis???

    Gattis
    Fielder
    Altuve
    Sequra
    Alvarez
    Harper
    Gordon
    Trumbo
    J up
    Bench Arenado. LaRoche,Miller,

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Brian: eyj

  85. Steve Stevenson says:
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    HT loves Moustakas this week ($13.1). Start him at 3B over a hot Reynolds ($0.5) in 14 tm H2H OPS league?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Reynolds *looks over shoulder*

  86. Eddie says:
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    In an H2H that uses net steals and slugging (instead of runs), like Everth or Brad Miller? Also, thanks for last week’s Chavez buy…made Homer’s nut-shot sting just a bit less!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Eddie: Miller

  87. Mike says:
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    Early on, I’m last in K’s and W’s and on the top of my league in all hitting categories. (Thank you Razzball)

    I was offered Wainwright and Abreu for Teheran and Votto…. Do I do the deal or not? I have Fielder at 1B and Votto at CI.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mike: wainwright side

      • Harvey says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Thanks… do you think Abreu keeps it up or cools off significantly once scouting reports catch up?

      • Mike says:
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        @J-FOH:

        I wasn’t sure if the upgrade to Wainwright was worth losing Votto

  88. Ante GALIC says:
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    Need help! Chapman available in a 10-team H2H re-draft seasonal mixed league. Should I add him for any of..m.pineda, d salazar, j chavez, t ross?

    Thanks,
    Ante

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks! How ’bout Salazar or Chavez? I’m not being cheeky. He’s actually available in 2 of my H2H leagues. I should run before I walk right? Cheers!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Ante GALIC: I still have faith in salazar. Tough call. Are those your worst two players long term?

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @J-FOH: Thanks for the advice. My SPs are Salazar, Gray, Kluber, Lester (off WW), Cashner, MadBum, Sanchez, Cole, Archer, Wood, Chavez and Jansen at closer. Would love to have Jansen and Chapman in July, August and September for the stretch drive.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Ante GALIC: wood would be my low man

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Ante GALIC: sorry wrong wood, I was thinking Travis for some reason. Kluber is the low man.

              • Ante GALIC says:
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                @J-FOH: Ty, man! Yes, indeed. It’s Alex, the right wood for this year.

                Thanks,
                Ante

  89. Wil says:
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    Hi Grey , Will you start them? Am in a league with W & QS
    1) 4/15 Peavy @ CHW (So far so good)
    2) 4/16 Salazer @ DET (Many ERs at his last start)
    3) 4/16 Teheran @ PHI (Many hits in his last start)

    Need to chase W & QS and improve WHIP … Thoughts appreciated. Thanks.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wil: peavy and Tehran

  90. y4 says:
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    Give Beltran Get Gio

    Beltran is on my bench

    • J-FOH says:
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      @y4: damn who’s playing ahead of beltran?

      • y4 says:
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        I’m deep at 1b and OF.

        1b Fielder
        OF A.Jones, J.Upton, Rios
        U Pujols

        bn Rizzo, Beltran, Melky, Bonifacio

        Should I look to target a better player with a 2 for 1? What kind of package should I put together?

        • y4 says:
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          Here’s my team (I stream pitching)

          c- Rosario
          1b- Fielder
          2b- Pedroia
          3b- Arenado
          SS- Crawford
          OF- A.Jones, J.Upton, Rios
          U- Pujols
          bn- Beltran, Rizzo, Melky, Bonifacio
          dl- Reyes

          SP- Shields, Liriano, Peavy, Porcello, Lohse, T.Hudson, Gee, Hale
          RP- Hawkins, Santos, Kelley, Broxton
          DL- Janssen

          • J-FOH says:
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            @y4: in that case it seems ok. I woukd try and flip Melky

  91. JC3Bagger says:
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    Drop Carl Crawford for Blackmon?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JC3Bagger: Blackman but im not a Crawford fan

  92. Jon says:
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    I’m not particularly interested in jumping on a catcher carousel (I’m doing enough of that chasing saves), but should I be considering dropping Castro for Mesoraco? or too early?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jon: way too early. Hold castro

      • Jon says:
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        @J-FOH: thanks, man!

  93. Jon says:
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    Any reason to keep Lawrie over Frazier at this point? It is a bench spot so I can roll with potential upside, but I’m not even sure if Lawrie has that any more…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jon: Frazier

  94. Mitch says:
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    Which side: Trout Donaldson or Bautista wright chapman.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mitch: trout side

      • Mitch says:
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        @J-FOH: I never had trout so might be willing to accept this offer. I dunno though. Seems like a hefty price tag.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Mitch: batista is an injury prone wild card, wright is over priced blah. Trout and Donaldson have youth and awesomeness

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @J-FOH: For me it’s always Trout.

        Q: Trout or The Other Guys Whole Team

        A: Trout

        • stonepie says:
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          @Moronymous Lohse: i feel the same. this is a really good deal for trout too. donaldson is a slight downgrade at 3rd, bautista is always an injury risk and chapman is on the DL. if you’re in a keeper? have to make this deal

          • Mitch says:
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            @stonepie: non keeper.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Mitch: I don’t think Donaldson is a downgrade at 3rd, much better lineup

    • Deck says:
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      @Mitch: Bautista side

  95. papasmurf says:
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    I dropped Chavez for Skaggs. Looks like I am gonna regret it.

    Shoulda punted Ross instead.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @papasmurf: yup. Can you get Chavez back?

      • de nachos says:
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        @J-FOH: Jackamino putting in some WORK this morning, love it good stuff.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @de nachos: thanks nacho grande

      • papasmurf says:
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        @J-FOH: @J-FOH: He’s gotta pass through waivers unclaimed then I have a shot to get him back.

        Probably not after last night’s outing.

  96. My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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    Watched the Oak Laa game. Chavez may look like he’s 16 and his pants are 4 sizes too big and he wears his cap like a gangster but it looks like he can really pitch. I can’t count the amount of times he had guys at 2 strikes before they hit dinky grounders. Could’ve had 15 k’s! Thanks for mentioning him a while ago grey!

  97. Post says:
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    According to ESPN – Kendrys Morales’ ownership is currently up 21.4%. Why?!!? Am I missing something here!? Is it possible that Kendrys Morales controls 21.4% of espn leagues??

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Post: 21.4% of all ESPN leagues are abandoned

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Post: yeah – I have wondered about some of the ownership differentials between Yahoo! and ESPN – in ESPN Peavy is 100% owned, but in Yahoo! it’s around 70%. There are numerous examples of certain players being much more widely owned in one league versus another – and there don’t seem to be any reasons why other than groupthink.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Post: Kendrys’s agent picked him up in 5,000 leagues to show prospective teams the demand for him

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        @Grey:

        Haha

  98. Ante GALIC says:
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    Who could I get for Chavez if I were to sell HIGH now? If I package him with MadBum, who should I target?

  99. Filkarri says:
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    Jim Johnson is sitting on waivers, is it worth scooping him up and stashing him on my bench to see if he gets it together?

    • Filkarri says:
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      @Filkarri: I should note that this is also a holds league so he could have value even if he’s pitching well in the 8th.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Filkarri: grab him

  100. wOBA the Hutt says:
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    Start ‘em or Sit ‘em

    Jason Hammel @ NYY

    Tim Lincecum vs LAD

    Jenrry Mejia @ ARZ

      • wOBA the Hutt says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Looks like I’m losing K’s this week.

  101. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I just dropped Gattis for Mesoraco (luckily I did it yesterday, so I still get Gattis’ two homers and there RBI) – do you think I made the right move?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Eric: no. Id want gattis

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @J-FOH: Or you can be like me and have them both!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA

        Unfortch, I sat Gattis yesterday in two of my leagues for Mesoraco.

        I like having two catchers, don’t judge me!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Shake N Bacon: you could of played gattis in the OF

  102. Joe says:
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    12 team OBP league

    Currently have Asche in my UT spot, but my team is falling behind on R/SB.

    Worth dropping for Eric Young Jr, Davis, Owings or Parra?

    • wOBA the Hutt says:
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      @Joe: Pick up Young and don’t look back.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Joe: EYJ

      • Deck says:
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        @J-FOH: Along these lines, I have Machado and Hosmer on the bench with Rizzo and Gyorko starting should I be looking at any of these hot guys like EYJ or similar or am I pretty much handcuffed with who I have?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Deck: Who is at 3rd and 2nd for you? I would like to say drop Machado for EYJ but I want to know what your starting situation is first.

          • Deck says:
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            @J-FOH: Gyorko at 3rd Cano at 2nd, Kemp, Bautista, Rios, Cespedes taking the 3 OF and Util spots.

            • Deck says:
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              @Deck: 2 keepers yearly, have to be taken after the 14th and never dropped (2 years eligible after the drafted year) So Machado is kept next year at 15 if I hold onto him.

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Deck: do you have a dropable arm, sounds like a shallow league. i don’t like Machado this year but i do next year when he’s all healthy again. When did you draft Gyorko?

                • Deck says:
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                  @J-FOH: Not a shallow league, 12 teamer, pitchers are rough but no one droppable, grabbed Gyorko and Hosmer off waivers. Although this league sounds weak its actually very competitive. The advantage I have is people love to hold waiver position so I go against the grain and ignore it, unfortunately I’m always 12th position but it frees me from being worried about waiver claims.

                  Pitchers: Bailey, Teheran, Liriano, Fister (DL), Walker (DL), Chavez, Cishek, Santos, Gregerson (Just dropped Paxton (DL) for him)

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Deck: then I’d hold, I disagree with Grey about Gregerson getting saves in oakland, but he would be my low man

                    • Deck says:
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                      @J-FOH: Yeah I really like Paxton, a lot but I had to many DL guys (also holding Taveras for that same keeper reason, I’ll have him for 2 more years at 17) Forgot to mention Lohse, but to damn low on healthy pitchers to be dropping them for offense. Johnson probably gets the closer role back, maybe even before I get saves but hey I’m an A’s fan so having Gregerson makes me happy.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Deck: I wasn’t into Kona Vlevet Milkshake. Not to sound like a vape snob, but I have moved past Virgin, great entry level juice but long term doesn’t cut it. Best Damn Tobacco tastes like carboard.

                    I like to drip my fruit flavors except for this cucumber mint one’s I have, they are amazing. I put those and my tobacco flavors in my K-Fun’s.

                    Tribecca is OK, I think there are better RY4’s out there especially by Kustom and Vape Brewery. If you like RY4 I need to send you a bottle of this Honeycomb Pipe Tobacco i get. It’s f**king nuts.

                    I’ll ask my buddy who runs a shop who he mail orders from. He gets some of the best stuff for his personal stash. A lot of the so cal juice makes are getting tiring.

                    I’ll shoot you an e-mail for contact in case i can help you out.

                    You need to get Aero Tanks and/ or Nautilus Tanks. The best tanks hands down for VV/VW

                    • Deck says:
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                      @J-FOH: We have the Aero we are looking into Nautilus

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Deck: I looked at your site last week, I currently use some Halo on occasion, mainly Midnight Apple or Longhorn. Sometimes I use Freedom Juice when I need to mellow out the sweetness on an RY4. Virgin I am not a fan of, I dripped Plum Crazy for a week and then was over it. There Turkish Dark Roast coffee is good for a non-sweet vape.

                    What other vendors do you carry?

                    Do you need to get hooked up with new vendors? I know a handful out here in So Cal. I usually go to the LA Vapors club every month and get mad samples from every new kid on the block.

                    What’s your clientele like, are the pens and kangers? Mechanicals and drippers or K-Fun style tanks?

                    • Deck says:
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                      @J-FOH: Vaping is really just starting to take off here right now so we focus on the pens, ego style and Protanks because that is where the customers are right now. We will be moving towards mechanicals as the market over here does.

                      We do have a new line out that we worked with a supplier to create and it will be up on the site sometime this week, called Driftwood Vapor (8 flavors fruit, tobacco and a sweet coffee) and we will be launching another soon after that will be tobacco focused. Do you like the fruit or the tobacco flavors more? By the way if you use Halo have you tried their Tribeca yet? I think that is their best flavor. Also if you like no nonsense coffee the Kona Coffee Milkshake Virgin has literally tastes like a cup of coffee.

                    • Deck says:
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                      @J-FOH: As far as vendors yes, we love recommendations and we are sampling all the time.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hey, Deck, J-FOH is a big vaper too…

              • Deck says:
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                @Grey: Was he the one saying he got you into vaping on the other thread?

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Deck: I give him juices sometimes and a mechanical pipe mod

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Not into, but he has got me juices and we’ve discussed vape frequently…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Vape Brothers!

                    • Deck says:
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                      @J-FOH:You guys might not know this, but I consider myself a bit of a loner. I tend to think of myself as a one-man wolf pack. But now I know for sure, I just added two more guys to my wolf pack. Three of us wolves, running around the internet together, in our basements, looking for strippers and cocaine and e-cigarettes. So tonight, I make a toast!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha!

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Deck: I go for escorts, blunts and huge clouds of vape

  103. Red Barons says:
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    Drop Brothers or Rondon for Carpenter, or am I being hasty? Who knows, it may just be discomfort for Kimbrel…

  104. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    I really wanted to stream Garrett Richards and the fastball today, but I let SON talk me out of it. Hope Morrow was the better choice.

    Grey, your recent blurb about Masterson was perfect. I dropped him today. So, if anyone else out there is an owner – HOLD HIM – as he’ll likely go 8 strong with double digit Ks. He was that one guy in the auction where when I was bidding for him I asked myself – why the f*** am I bidding for him? Worse, after landing him I felt like I had just banged a fat girl…with herpes…in front of my friends. It wasn’t a good thing buying Justin.

  105. This is where that stubborn old-school baseball wisdom wins hands down. You don’t draft pitchers named Homer. You just don’t.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Elijah: im learning that l

  106. Poo says:
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    Chavez or Skaggs?
    Chavez or Gee?

    Drop any one of those three for Gregerson?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Poo: chavez over gee

      • Poo says:
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        @J-FOH: Bauer if he comes up over any of em?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Poo: Id stick with Chavez over Bauer unless you ask Gareth

          • Poo says:
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            @J-FOH: I mean would you take Bauer over Skaggs (ironic they’re on diff teams now) or Gee

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Poo: it’s a push at this point, i like bauer slightly better

          • gareth says:
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            @J-FOH: it’s one start from Bauer but I’m encouraged. The Cleveland rotation desperately needs a shot in the arm so hopefully bauer becomes a difference maker. For now though I’d go with the hot hand in Chavez, especially as he faces the Astros his next two starts.

  107. Steve says:
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    Picking my catcher scab…

    Lucroy or Perez for the rest of the season?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  108. c0wfunk says:
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    Someone trying to pull a sell high, buy low on me. I’ve been offered Dee Gordon and Brandon Morrow (who he grabbed from FA this morning) for Homer Bailey. While I could use the steals in my util2, I’m inclined to decline assuming Bailey will get it together soon..

    What’s the razzball braintrust think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @Grey: ..Pondering kicking back something more reasonable that doesn’t overreact to the first two weeks of the season.

        Any of these you’d pair with Gordon for bailey?
        Samardzija, Cain, Alex Wood, Cingrani

        Cain was the only one drafted anywhere near Bailey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

          • c0wfunk says:
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            @Grey: Aight.. my vow to be less active this year is super hard! Once Taijuan Walker is back filling up that spot I’ve been rosterbating with, what will I do!? This is what I get for drafting so well :) #firstworldfantasyproblems

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

    • ashtray says:
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      @c0wfunk: You have to decline. No bigger insult than the “here’s the guy I just picked up” trade offer.

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @ashtray: no doubt! I’m with you.

  109. Oppo Taco says:
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    Chavez or Pineda ROS? Close? And Ervin or j zim? Thanks gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda, yeah, it’s close, they’re tomato-tomahto at this point… Zimmermann…

  110. Great Bambino says:
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    14 Team H2H League, auction

    My roster’s totally full and Michael Bourn comes off the DL today.

    Who do I drop? Do I just keep him DL’d? Do I drop Bourn? I don’t really care too much about winning stolen bases

    Jason Castro
    Freddie Freeman
    Aaron Hill
    Matt Capenter
    Brad Miller
    Bryce Harper
    Jose Bautista
    Allen Craig
    Eric Hosmer
    DL: Michael Bourn

    Lester, Liriano, Cashner, Alex Wood, Travis Wood, Colon, Volquez, Joe Kelly. DL: Derek Holland, Josh Johnson

    Tommy Hunter, Jim Henderson, Francisco Rodriguez

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Bourn I guess, you need a pitching upgrade

      • Great Bambino says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Yea, I’m trying to figure out what I can do to upgrade. But everyone’s pitching is so thin that I actually think that I might be okay… for the near future at least.

        I wish there was more clarity with the Henderson/K-Rod situation. They’re taking up an extra roster spot.. and I don’t have a bench hitter at the moment

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

    • @Great Bambino: Keep him on the DL until you need to make a move. It’d suck to drop him and then find out the next day another of your players goes on the DL and you could have swapped them out. If you need to make a move do it now while he’s still officially DL material and then wait as long as you can.

  111. E says:
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    12 team h2h pts league

    for UTIL spot drop K. Davis for:
    EYJ
    Venable
    Rajai
    Rasmus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young

  112. royce! says:
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    Bailey’s numbers are nuts- a 2.80 xFIP but 8.16 ERA driven by a massive 60% HR/FB rate…His FB rate is super low, too (~20%) and his velocity is exactly where it was last year. Has to be one of the greatest gaps ever between xFIP and ERA after three starts. Hope it doesn’t mess up his brain.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @royce!: you just messed up my brain….way to go Royce!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @royce!: you just messed up my brain….way to go Royce!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @royce!: twice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  113. BTD says:
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    Excellent finish. BTW, are you stuck in the Fort Lee traffic? I haven’t seen this much commentary on NJ since the Syringe Tide of 87-88.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I’m from Jersey…

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Grey: Where in Jersey. I recently moved out of Hoboken, but have bounced around the state for 30-something years. Grew up in Bergen county.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was born in Hackensack, grew up in Elizabeth…

          • malamoney

            malamoney says:
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            @Grey: Nice! I was born in Bergenfield. Moved to River Vale in 5th grade. Bounced around after college at Trenton State. Sadly, now I am up in Red Sox nation rocking my Yankees, Giants and Islanders gear!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sell out! Kidding, I went to school in Boston, it’s an experience…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, and River Vale from what I remember is nice, you weren’t in the part of Jersey that people think of as being terrible socially, culturally and economically…

              • malamoney

                malamoney says:
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                @Grey: I grew up where my parents told me to, but yeah, it was no Newark or Camden.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Who needs a house out in Hackensack? Is that all you get for your money?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HAHA… Was actually a condo at the time…

  114. Shitty Billy Butler says:
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    I just paid $5 for Jesse Chavez of $100 FAAB. How much do I put down on Lance Lynn and dropping AJ Burnett? 10 team 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $5

  115. Red Barons says:
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    ChC @ NYY postponed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  116. Fungazi says:
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    Nice spot start for Chavez, but dropped him before game time. A guy like that is not gonna last long.

  117. Fireball Feliz says:
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    I have Bum/Cobb/Tehran/Gray/Chavez and got offered Homer for Gray. Hold?

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: He said he’d do Tehran also…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Homer

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        @Grey: Keep Tehran over Gray?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  118. Chris says:
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    Jered Weaver has been dropped in my league, and he went through waivers unclaimed. Should I pick him up for nothing, or is he not even worth a roster spot now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends who you’re dropping

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey:

        My most droppable player is Trevor Plouffe (my only 3B, but I also own Will Middlebrooks). I also own Mat Latos.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d lose Plouffe for him

          • Chris says:
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            @Grey:

            Drop Plouffe for Jesse Chavez or Jered Weaver?

  119. JFK says:
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    12-team daily H2H 7×7 keeper
    C – Lucroy
    1B – Davis
    2B – Carpenter
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Bogaerts
    OFs – Jones/Gomez/Werth
    Util – Segura
    Bench/DL – Machado/Reyes

    SPs – Cueto/Salazar/Kluber/Chavez/Smyly/Perez/Nova/Colon/Simon
    RPs – Santos/Lindstrom/Crain/Carpenter/Kelley
    DL – Hamels/Fister/Holland

    Obviously, my pitching is quantity over quality – are Simon, Kelley and Colon the order in which you’d make drops?
    LaRoche, EYJ and Brothers have all hit the wire recently, and I’m thinking they’d all make significant contributions to my team if I can find room for them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colon, Simon…

  120. My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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    Accept trade of Pence or Kemp for G. Cole? 13 team roto 5v5. Hitting is solid and top pitchers on my team are Teharen Liriano.. Pence is 3rd OF and Kemp is in my UTIL. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d send Pence for Cole, wouldn’t trade Cole for either…

  121. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    OBP league, would you Hold Sal Perez or go for Mesoraco or Gattis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  122. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    who the heck is nick spain ?
    and why are you twitter following
    a guy who has a football field for a back-drop ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s an Indians guy and at Rotoworld, someone linked to it yesterday in the comments and I think it’s a viable rumor…

  123. Jack says:
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    Closer questions… do you think Janssen becomes the closer soon after he gets off DL or has Sergio performed well enough to keep the job?

    Does Jones get the Sox job back as soon as he comes off the DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Janssen prolly takes the job back when healthy… No, Jones is done for a while…

      • Jack says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I know you have always said to keep the closer who has the job, but Lindstrom has stunk and Webb has been decent. Is it time to go against the thumb and his rule and drop Lindstrom and pick up Webb? If the Sox make a move to Webb and I don’t pick him up in time, I could be screwed and I don’t have any room to stash Webb now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  124. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Melky or Brantley as a 4th outfielder? – Roto OBP/R/HR/RBI/S

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley

  125. Ralph says:
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    Long term would you drop either of these for Neil Walker at 2B? A. Hill, J. Kipnis, A. Rendon?

    or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  126. costaricanchata says:
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    the only reason for the up-tick in frazier’s game is
    i dropped his sorry 30-year old ass from my dynasty league
    for simon (he’s killer) , 3 days ago .
    suffered through his terrible 2013 and couldn’t stand
    looking at his name on my roster , for another minute longer .

    above :
    someone mentioned that your mechanical genius ,
    the hitterton , loves moustakas for the up-coming week .
    as a public service announcement to your loyal readers ,
    i dropped moustakas from my only re-draft league .
    do what you will .

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      i teeter .
      you totter .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, okay

  127. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Pick one to drop in a H2H points league:

    Brandon Moss, Khris Davis or Kole Calhoun

    These guys are behind Braun, Adam Jones, Gordon, Cespedes, Prado and eventually Springer in a league where we only start 4.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Grey: Is Moss starting against lefties?

        I was hoping you said Moss, although I do like that he has 1B eligibility.

        I just really have the burning desire to stash Bauer.

  128. DP says:
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    @grey pick a side yu and billy Hamilton for Carlos Gonzalez and T. Bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yu, it’s fair

  129. Spencer says:
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    Longball Bailey was dropped in my 10 team H2H league, counting stats IP, QS, ERA, K/9,WHIP. Would he be worth dropping any of my current staff?

    Teheran
    Strasburg
    Tillman
    Porcello
    Liriano
    Cobb (DL)
    Pineda (just streaming against Cubs)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, when you lose Pineda

  130. DexterHol says:
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    God I hate 12-14 team leagues. Too many options and I don’t know who to pick. Help me out Grey!
    3 SPs out of Jason Hammel, Tyler Skaggs, Jesse Chavez, Scott Feldman, Aaron Harang, Jose Quintana and Alfredo Simon in my 14-team 35-man roster league and
    put those SPs in an order for my 12-team league:
    Yordano Ventura, Michael Pineda, Aaron Harang, Scott Feldman, Garrett Richards, Tyler Skaggs, James Paxton, Jesse Chavez, Lance Lynn (owned), Alex Wood (owned), Clay Buchholz (owned) and those RPs too:
    LaTroy Hawkins (owned), Francisco Rodriguez (owned), Jose Valverde (owned), Matt Lindstrom, Shawn Kelley and Jonathan Broxton.
    Thank You!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez, Skaggs… Ventura, Chavez

      • DexterHol says:
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        @Grey: So you are ranking Chavez higher than Lance Lynn, Alex Wood and Clay Buchholz? Interesting..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m not

          • DexterHol says:
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            @Grey: OK, I get it now

  131. SMLV1 says:
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    Got offered Bonifacio and G. Perkins for my Andrus and Papelbon….Im guessing keep Andrus and Papelbon? What do you think. Have Simmons and B. Miller as other SS Options.

    Also, Chavez over Harang?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Chavez over Harang

    • SMLV1 says:
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      @SMLV1: James Shields just hit the wire. Try and make room?

      Fister (DL)
      Latos (DL)
      E. Santana
      Porcello
      M. Perez
      Wheeler
      Eovaldi
      Chavez

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @SMLV1: Yes, over Wheeler

  132. Dom says:
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    I like to use the Ronco “set it and forget it” method regarding catchers. I started with Ramos, now I’m onto Gomes. However, Mesoraco, Zunio, and Flowers are all available… what do I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dom: Devin

  133. RicoSuave says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I was offered Y. Ventura for my E. Bonifacio… who gets the better player?
    Also, with Kimbrel “injured” do you think that they would go for Walden instead of Carpenter?
    Gracias

    • Dom says:
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      @RicoSuave: Take anything you can get for Bonifacio, the wheels will fall off, it’s just a matter of when. I put the over under at this Friday.

      • RicoSuave says:
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        thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RicoSuave: Maybe on Walden if it’s a week long problem…. Yordano is better

      • RicoSuave says:
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        Muchas Gracias Grey! I accepted the Yordano trade…

        “GREY es el REY”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  134. Picard56 says:
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    Just thought of it now. chavez never pitched more than 90 innings in a season. Is there gonna be some kind of innings limit for him?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Picard56: i’m guessing yes, and i’ll bet all my money and some of yours without telling you (don’t worry i’ll give you half of your winnings) on it. That also doesn’t even include griffin stealing it back. also dude is 30 (chavez) so it’s probable that whatever is going on now isn’t huge indicator about future.

  135. goodfold2 says:
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    in 10 team mesoraco/zunino/grandal/pinto? cool thing is they’ll all likely be available if the best one right now gets crappy.

  136. Scott says:
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    Pick me please:
    1- Skaggs or Chavez
    2-Sandoval or Granderson
    3-Porcello or Masterson

    • Scott says:
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      and 4 -Zunino or Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Chavez….Sandoval…Porcello… Castro

  137. FrankGrimes says:
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    12 team H2H points league I was offered Cain/Craig for JUp? my outfield is pretty stacked my pitching isn’t
    what you think?

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey: what about for Cain and minor instead?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t like it

  138. R says:
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    Got offered his Rizzo for my Gio. I’m pitching heavy and last place. Should I do it? If he threw in Rendon would it be a no-brainer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid, sure try to get Rendon thrown in

  139. Gene Parmesan says:
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    Tough times for my offense and need to pickup a 1B/3B for the short-term (i.e., 3-to-4 weeks). There’s some names out there like Ryan Howard and Nick Swisher, but I essentially narrowed my search to the following guys while I try to swing a deal: Conor Gillaspie, Chris Colabello, Yangervis Solarte, Lucas “the” Duda “Abides”, Mike Moustakas, and the producer of the X-files, Chris Carter. Any thoughts, rude or positive, come to mind on any of the aforementioned? Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda

      • Gene Parmesan says:
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        @Grey: There’s also Smoak, Morneau and Reynolds available as well. Same answer? Who do you write for by the way to be in the SAG?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m not in SAG…. I’d go Smoak

        • Gene Parmesan says:
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          @Gene Parmesan: Too many questions? My bad cap.

            • Gene Parmesan says:
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              @Gene Parmesan: Do you have any reservations about Coco Crisp’s injuries (i.e., wrist and now hamstring)? He’s essentially my SB outfielder and could out and get Eric Young Jr on the cheap.

  140. Brendan says:
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    Drop Dexter Fowler for Matt Joyce or Rajai Davis? I think Davis is a better add, but I don’t know if I really need the steals and runs from Rajai, as I already have Everth Cabrera and Starling Marte, among others and the power from Joyce would help my team, so I’m leaning towards Joyce.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Brendan says:
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        @Grey:

        Can I ask why? I’m in a league that starts three OF and two Util, and there has only been one day I started Fowler. My other OF are Jay Bruce, Starling Marte, and Adam Jones. I’ve been deciding who to start based on the $ values from the Hitter-Tron and Rajai Davis and Matt Joyce seem to almost always have higher values than Fowler. I respect your opinion a lot more than I trust my own though, so if you think I should hold, I can do that. I also have Chase Headley I could drop if that makes a difference. My starting 3B is Josh Donaldson and I have Anthony Rendon filling in on the off days for 2B and 3B.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I didn’t know your outfield situation, go with Joyce…

  141. Ryan says:
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    Longterm in a keeper league, who would you rather have…fielder profar or andrelton stanton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  142. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Pick up Gausman or Bauer? 16 teams. Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  143. conurbble says:
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    Worth trading Nelson Cruz to get Ervin Santana? Pitchers I already have are Anibal Sanchez, Cashner, Archer, Cobb (shakes fist at the sky), Hudson and Haren. Already have Trout, Holliday, Cespedes and J Upton in the OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  144. gareth says:
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    I recently caught gonorrhea from an Asian prostitute. At least I thought I did. I went to the doctors and he gave me the all clear – he said the disease was lost in the transfer, so I was safe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  145. skinny tires says:
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    Chavez has career numbers that go back a few years and he’s got terrible ratios. Why the love for him now?

    Also, who are the top 3 SPs waiting to be called up this season? Who would you stash?

    • AdamH says:
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      @skinny tires: Syndergaard, Gausman, Stephenson

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @AdamH: stephenson ain’t coming up this season. put montero in top 3, and he might be up earlier. don’t forget to add e.butler (COL) he’s tearing ass in minors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve gone over Chavez, search the site

  146. alex says:
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    Grey!

    What side do you take on this deal?

    Puig/Teheran (drop erasmo ramirez) for Goldschmid

    Im light on pitching (medlen hurt/bailey sucks) and have pujols sitting on util if I were to move goldy.

    Lemme know!

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @alex: Goldie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  147. AdamH says:
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    How would you rank these 3 speculating purely for saves in a 13 team roto league: Melancon, Farquhar, Carpenter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carp, Melancon

  148. gareth says:
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    Re: to the question “are there any hot gabby’s?”

    This lady is a daughter of a former uk soccer player and manager and is a sports tv presenter in the uk (kind of our version of Erin Andrews – the Nude stalker tape).

    http://www.google.com/search?q=gabby+yorath&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=1nhNU6XKM8es2QXOzIH4Aw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=640&bih=335

    If you want to be pedantic – you could abbreviate this lady’s first name to Gabby. My first female athlete crush:

    http://www.google.com/search?biw=640&bih=135&tbm=isch&ei=33hNU8O9Loac2QW51oCQDg&q=Gabriela+Sabatini&btnG=&oq=&gs_l=&gbv=1&sei=LnpNU4u8O8Ge2QX9goH4Bg

    • [will work for saves] says:
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      @gareth: you are going deeper into this than pitching this year… Is pitching still deep? Not really sure anymore….

  149. Boomer19 says:
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    Nice write up today. Should I drop Nova to pick up Bauer? 13 team 5×5 roto. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  150. Chicken Dinner says:
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    My CJ Wilson/ YoGo for his Heyward/Chapman

    H2H Points

    My OF (start 5) Stanton/ Pacman/ JUp/ Leonys/ Crawford/ Carter
    My Staff Lynn/ Shelby/ Jimenez/ Minor/ Taiwan/ Skaggs/ Odorizzi/ Richards/ RRoss/ Kelly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: I accepted it before I asked. Was just hoping for some positive reinforcement. As usual, you never disappoint. Thanks, Grey. Love what you guys do here.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  151. Pete says:
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    How am I looking in a 5 x 5 with OBP:
    C – Rosario
    1B – Pujols
    2B – Hill
    3B – Miggy
    SS – Desmond
    CI – Matt Adams
    MI – Dee Gordon
    OF – Bautista
    OF – Myers
    OF – Aoki
    OF – Rajai
    Util – Trumbo
    BN – L. Martin
    BN – Starlin Castro

    Are you okay with the Hill, Desmond, Castro, Gordon situation for the 3 MI related positions or should I try and package/move/upgrade someone?

    • Pete says:
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      @Pete: I have Victorino on DL as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fine

  152. bobbo says:
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    Who would you rather own:

    Zunino or Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro

  153. DMC says:
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    Benjamin Netanyahu league, HA! I really enjoyed that. I have nothing else to say and just wanted to compliment you on that one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  154. DomMattingly says:
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    Non hold league
    Henderson, Soria, C Allen, or Kelley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soria

  155. DomMattingly says:
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    Or gregerson?

  156. Carter says:
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    Sir Grey (or any trusty followers):

    Which side would you prefer in the following:

    A Receives: Goldschmidt, Kipnis, and Myers
    B Receives: Cano, Stanton, Bumgarner

    Thanks compadres.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

      • Carter says:
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        @Grey: Thanks sir. Team A trying to unload OF since they stacked up on Grey’s suggestions i.e. they have Bats, Bruce, Stanton, Rios, Gordon.

        Does that change your thinking?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure what that would change, why are you getting back Myers if you’re stacked with OF

          • Carter says:
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            @Grey: Because I’m an idiot “Homer” i really just wanted Goldy so my team name could be Talk Schmidt Get Hit

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

              • Carter says:
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                @Grey: Would you like it if I got Goldy for Stanton/Bumgarner?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s fair, you’re paying a premium

  157. Hasheem says:
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    My team is below. I’m in a 10 team roto 6×6 league with QS, K, BB, ERA, WHIP, S for pitching categories and a 200 IP limit.

    This dude in my league wants Miggy from me. He is offering Longoria and Cliff Lee. He also has Trout, Harper, Kemp, Rizzo, Marte, Zobrist, Cain, and others. What do you think of the deal he proposed? Thanks

    C: Posey
    1b: Freeman
    2b: Kinsler
    3b: Miggy
    SS: Miller
    2b/SS: Aaron Hill
    1b/3b: Morneau
    OF: Holiday
    OF: Cespedes
    OF: Gordon
    OF: Jennings
    OF: Morse
    Util: Billy Butler
    Bench: Khris Davis
    Bench: Abraham Almonte
    Bench: Kubel (Picking up Jesse Chavez or someone else)

    SP: Julio Teheran, Sonny Gray, Alex Wood, Corey Kluber
    RP: Kenley Jansen, Perkins, Frieri
    Bench: Tyler Skaggs
    Bench: Alex Cobb (DL)
    DL: Mat Latos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  158. Mike says:
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    Hey Grey and anyone who cares to weigh in. A trade was accepted in my league:

    Fielder, Zobrist and Wacha for Bruce, Pedroia and Cingrani.

    Just wanted to check if you guys thought its fair or if it should be vetoed.

    Thanks!

    • Carter says:
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      @Mike: Fair

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Mike: No veto. Ever. Without evidence of collusion – which I see none of there.

    • Gene Parmesan says:
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      @Mike: I agree, no trade should be vetoed unless is blatantly apparent there’s collusion going on. That aside, this seems like a fair deal.

    • Q says:
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      @Mike: This deal is so fair that I can’t figure out which side you think is better. What in this deal makes you think it should be vetoed? I think it’s so even that there is no point to either team doing it.

      • Mike says:
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        @Q: thanks! just making sure and fighting my own insecurities ;)

  159. Stache Envy says:
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    It’s been a while since the last Gordon Shumway reference. I’d imagine that means Grey’s ALF reboot is getting closer to fruition.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  160. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G is pierzynski/kazmir for braun/castro bad enough to be vetoed?

    • nick the dick says:
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      @nick the dick: didn’t notice someone asked a veto questioj above but still, this seems lopsided. Kazmir was plucked off waivers had one start and now is netting braun from the kid who prob knows the least what he’s doing in our league

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @nick the dick: I still stand with the collusion comment. If there is no collusion, then it’s fine, regardless of the fact that the trade isn’t even close on the Braun side. If this player doesn’t really know what they’re doing, then maybe you should talk to the other guy to let them know not to take advantage of someone – depending on the situation, as I don’t know why you say this player doesn’t know what they’re doing. But aside from that, I let that trade go.

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Wilsonian: but who ever really has ‘clear evidence of collusion’? We are all friends in the league, the guy giving up braun its his first time doing fantasy, he doesn’t follow baseball as much he was kinda a fill in to get to 10 teams.we are two weeks in and he’s pushing numbers on him. Oh braun had only one good game! Kazmirs great! The wire is really deep if he wanted a kazmir type he could go get marco estrada or any number of other guys in free agents. Not worth braun. And castro for pierz doesn’t sweeten it, it sours…

          • nick the dick says:
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            @nick the dick: spoke to four other managers who agree also. Might get vetoed

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @nick the dick: If it’s someone who is completely taking advantage of another person who doesn’t know what they’re doing, then that’s a league problem. I would be OK with a veto in that situation, I suppose. But I’ve seen deals get vetoed just because it slightly favored one side or the other because the other teams were either angry that they didn’t get the deal, or didn’t like the teams involved. That’s not cool. Which is why I only say vetoes are OK with collusion. Which is usually obvious from the deal and situation presented. This situation is not collusion, but rather someone playing on another’s ignorance (not stupidity, don’t want to call your friend stupid) of the way baseball and fantasy baseball works. If the rest of the league agrees that this is not OK, then I’m fine with this trade getting vetoed. If it’s just someone who’s been in the league and wants to do something stupid when he thinks it makes his team better, then I wouldn’t veto it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty terrible

    • Carter says:
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      @nick the dick: Sounds like a dick move.

  161. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you lose any of the following for Bauer in a 16 Team H2H league:

    Porcello
    Erasmo
    Gee

    W, L, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not yet

  162. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Frazier or Gyorko ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  163. smegma says:
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    Would you trade Prince/JUpton for Goldy/Puig? Offer hinges on whether Prince gets his sh*t together or not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  164. Wilsonian says:
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    Fielder for CarGo Lite, which side?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: I have Davis at 1st, Fielder is at my IF slot. I could put Rizzo or Alvarez in at IF and then play one of them with Arenado or Melky or another hot Schmotato at UTIL. CarGo Lite would be my 4th OF with Jones, Marte and Trumbo.

        Still Fielder? I’m just growing not to like him. I know it is early, but he was a let down last season from his glory days and I’m starting to worry that he’s a 25 HR guy now.

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Since it’s just an IF spot, sure go Gomez

  165. de nachos says:
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    No afternoon games again? What is this, Russia?

    • LanceB says:
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      @de nachos:

      Tuesday matinees only happen in Russia!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In Soviet Russia, Fantasy Baseball Plays You!

  166. LanceB says:
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    GREY….

    I need your help!

    What do I do with billy hamilton?!?

    Have him in 2 of my 2 leagues and its killing me (one roto 5×5 and on h2h 5×5)

    I’m thinking of dropping him in one but need advice. Do you think he’ll eventually start becoming a hot schmotato?

    Thanks,

    Keep putting up entertaining and informative posts!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  167. Random Collmenter says:
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    My Tyson Ross + Yelich for his Marte in a keeper league? 5×5 with OPS and QS.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte side

  168. Steve says:
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    Cody Asche – Starting to feel a little ridiculous carrying him in 12 team mixed, non keeper. Have Donaldson and Rendon available at the position. Do you still project Asche to be a top 10 third baseman?

    • de nachos says:
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      @Steve: the site had Asche at 12, not 10 for 3rd basemen. But I’d take either of those guys ahead of him right now. Only way I’d hold is you insanely optimistic, are H2H, and want to wait around to see if Colorado can sprinkle some rocky mountain magic dust on him later in the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can drop him

  169. The Cuban Frank Thomas says:
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    SON is loving bedard vs. the yanks and McGowan vs minny how do you feel about streaming them?

    • The Cuban Frank Thomas says:
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      @The Cuban Frank Thomas: would it be possible for you to rank these streamers?

      McGowan vs minny
      Bedard vs NYY
      Harang vs Mets
      Niese vs Hotlanta
      Vargas vs Minny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McGowan

  170. Steve says:
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    Great blog Grey!

    Who would you rather target in a keeper league looking toward next year and beyond. Ventura or Castellanos?

    I need pitching and OF equally badly.

    Would you hesitate to trade yadier for either of those guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Castellanos…I wouldn’t…

  171. Eric Riptide says:
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    @Grey,

    Do you think it may be time to add Travis Snider to some teams? He’s facing righties the next 6 games and has three HRs in the last five days or so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, you can try him…

  172. Alex says:
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    This dude offered me waino for braun, do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d prefer the hitter

  173. Steve D. says:
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    Jason Motte worth considering once he’s back? Rosenthal has been shaky at best so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  174. Lemmingness says:
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    Weekly points league. Is Sabathia droppable yet? Or still too early? Does he have any trade value? Shallow 10 team league, so waivers are pretty stacked.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose him

  175. E says:
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    Buchholz or Garza ROS for pts leagues

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buchholz

  176. Game of Throws says:
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    Drew Smyly’s start getting skipped AGAIN! due to postponed games. Oh well. Can’t win them all. Thought for sure he’d have a breakout year in that rotation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  177. Q says:
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    Pick one please: Eovaldi, Porcello, Smyly, W Peralta.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  178. Game of Throws says:
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    Thinking about taking this:
    CarGo/Billy Butler for McCutch/Matt Adams

    Which side you like?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen side

  179. ashtray says:
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    Ever since I just missed out on Brad Miller in the draft I’ve been trying to come up with a decent trade to pry him away from his current owner. Is Dee Gordon/Dickey too much an offer for Miller? Only thing that’s concerning me is Miller’s plate discipline right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not too much

  180. Scott says:
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    Trade scenario’s which would you say yes to?
    1-Trade Jennings and Salazar for W.Myers and Wheeler
    2-Salazar for Myers straight up
    3-Holiday and Salazar for Myers and Garza

    I can use an offensive upgrade plus it’s a H2H and I don’t think Salazar will be around during playoffs with IP limit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Myers 2. Myers 3. Holliday… Trade #2 is the best

      • Scott says:
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        Trade Holiday straight up for Myers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  181. Fish says:
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    Can we have a discussion on what we can do to Brad Ausmus to make him start Drew Smyly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly is more valuable to the Tigers in the bullpen, I said in the preseason he would prolly be a middle reliever for the majority of the year…

  182. Snake Hips says:
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    It’s bullshit how you can’t switch out players on these postponements…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve been switching them out…. Maybe you’re talking Yahoo… That has always annoyed me…

      • Lord Baldrick says:
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        @Grey:I may well have been hallucinating, but I thought I noticed a few days ago that yahoo seems to have changed this for 2014 to allow switches for PPD-status players in daily lineups.

        Seems like everyone will have a chance to confirm in a short while….

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: @Lord Baldrick: I have been able to swap guys on Yahoo. My assumption would be that if games are PPD prior to rosters locking, it’s possible to sub guys in and out.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, I subbed guys out, not sure what that comment was about above

    • Snake Hips says:
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      @Snake Hips: The players that had postpones locked in my league and I couldn’t switch them out. It’s a yahoo league.

  183. Clint says:
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    I don’t know if it’s a great buy low trade/move or not, Grey, but I just dealt Anibal & Kinsler for Bailey & can pick up either Brad Miller or Jed Gyorko for 2B afterward in my 8 team H2H points league. So what do you think & which 2B should I snag once the trade clears assuming both are there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, not great… Gyorko

  184. gareth says:
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    Better batty call:

    Dunn versus Peavy (TRON $24.8 )
    Moreland versus Beavan (TRON $36.2 )

    both at home in hitters parks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  185. Justin Storch says:
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    12 team league
    H2h
    6×6 with ks for hitters and qs for pitchers
    My roster.
    Castro
    Fielder
    Kipnis
    Arenado
    Segura
    Gyorko
    Asche
    Harper
    Bruce
    Myers
    Hamilton
    R. Davis
    Moreland
    J. Baez

    Bailey
    Teheran
    Gray
    Reed
    Grilli
    Kluber
    Cingrani
    Masterson
    Tillman
    Porcello
    Erlin

    Do I trade Myers and Baez for Seager Chavez and minor? Redraft league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  186. Jay says:
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    Is there any way to see home vs away splits incorporated into hitter-tron? Or is it there and I’m just missing it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should ask on the Hitter-Tron page

  187. gareth says:
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    4 postponed games tonight. That sucks.

    I guess that means i can have more players go 0 for 8 and 1 for 7 in doubleheaders.

    Yay!

  188. gareth says:
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    I have a question – if I dropped a pitcher in the rcl and grabbed a bat for the day, could I grab that pitcher after the roster is set and drop the hitter, without losing the pitcher? I saw kid A do it with Chavez and Ibanez the other day and was wondering how to do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anyone who hasn’t played on your team for a day isn’t subjected to waivers…

  189. Oliver says:
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    H2H Standard 5×5 12-team Yahoo league. Need to trade for some pitching. Who should I shop around? I feel stacked at middle infield, but that can always come back to bite you too. Should I try to sell high on Rendon in favor of Gyorko ROS? Thanks in advance for your stellar advice.

    C- Rosario
    1B- Pujols
    2B- Cano
    3B- Rendon
    SS- Brad Miller
    OF- Joey Bats
    OF- Justin Upton
    OF- Alex Gordon
    Util- Jose Abreu
    Util- Brandon Belt

    Bench- Desmond Jennings, Wil Myers, Gyorko, Everth Cabrera

    My pitching, as it stands- Chris Sale, Homer Bailey, Ervin Santana, Liriano, Jesse Chavez, Porcello, LaTroy Hawkins, Huston Street, Broxton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, sell Rendon, sell whatever pitching someone else will buy… Sale prolly has most value, maybe Ervin

  190. Bad News Sugarbear says:
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    Hi Grey, long time lurker first time asker…
    How does this trade sound: I give Teheran & Markakis to get Heyward. 10 team total points league, rest of my SPs are Wacha, A. Wood, Yordano, Kazmir, Cashner, Fister & Iwakuma – and my OF is currently Bruce, Moss, Morse, and Markakis (r.i.p. avisail) which seems in need of upgrade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, sounds like you need it…

      • Bad News Sugarbear says:
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        @Grey: yeah i do. alright, hopefully the other team will go for it. thanks for the validation, sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  191. gareth says:
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    With the game from yesterday finishing off right now, does that mean all rcl rosters are frozen for the day? Or do they freeze on first pitch for the 7.05 game?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure

  192. Dan Johnson says:
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    In a dynasty keeper league would you trade puig and trumbo for Rizzo Polanco Profar R Stephenson?

    Which side wins the trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo side

      • Dan Johnson says:
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        @Grey: what if it was puig for Polanco, Profar, heaney and Stephenson?

        Would you still take the puig side?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You punting this year? It’s okay, prospects are no guarantee… See Wil Myers’s start…

  193. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey, I know you told me to pick up Rajai Davis but I forgot to bring up who I should drop. I was gonna drop my DL guy but I didn’t realize I can’t get a guy for him. If I don’t pick Davis up then I’m short a batter cause Cuddyer is day to day. should I go without a batter day to day oR should I drop Mujica for Rajai?? I already have 2 other closers but it’s only Tuesday and I only have 1 player to add all week. Keep Mujica with 1 more add or drop him for Rajai??

    • Frank White says:
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      Sorry I just realized I asked the same question twice in different ways. LOL

      • Frank White says:
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        I feel like I wasted one of my adds on Mujica. The guy I’m playing is streaming a pitchers ever other day so that’s why I asked about Wily Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  194. Chicken Dinner says:
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    What’s going on with the Reds/Pirates tonight? whats the lineup for the game?

  195. David says:
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    Grey,
    What do you think of Ian Kennedy as a filler for Cobb? Not too many great options out there right now.

    In a 10-team keeper league w/ 32 roster spots, so FA is thin. Scoring for pitching has QS instead of W’s and k/9 instead of k’s.

    Think kennedy has the most upside amongst who is there and can help in k/9 and stream-o-nator loves him this week. Top 10 SP’s out there are:
    Feldman, Hammel, Perez, Elias, Volquez, Leak, Gibson, Erlin, Peralta, Cosart

    Otherwise can load up on a couple of setup men who will certainly help boost my k/9.

    Drop options are Asche, Cain, Ozuna, Albur-q, and LeMahieu (filling in for Pedroia right now).
    I have albur-q as insurance for Nathan. Thinking Asche is my first option because I’m deep in CI position right now w/ Encarnacion, Pujols, Belt, and Gyorko.

    Also, should I be patient w/ Erasmo?

    • David says:
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      Forgot to include my staff,
      Anibal, Salazar, Smyly, Erasmo, Cashner, Porcello, Skaggs, Cobb, Griffin.
      RP’s are Nathan, Soriano, Henderson, Doolittle, Albur-q

      There are innings limits so would need to roll at least 8 SP’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez is better

      • David says:
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        who would you drop if I wish to pick up both?

        kennedy & perez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t pick up Kennedy in a 10 team league

  196. goodfold2 says:
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    been flipping around and ended up currently with delmon and duda (yesterday batty call very nice on the dude), some twit just dropped crisp for t.snider. if my offense is
    mesoraco
    fielder
    altuve
    gyorko
    miller
    MI escobar
    CI semien
    LF gordon
    CF jones
    RF aoki
    OF bruce
    Util duda
    bench castro (C)/asche/delmon y.
    who is the drop. i’m guessing delmon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  197. goodfold2 says:
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    since when is leake a high K pitcher?

  198. SteveNZ says:
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    I don’t care what he calls himself, i will call him Mike.

    Mike Stanton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  199. hankp says:
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    Taveras or Polanco in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taveras

  200. gareth says:
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    Thank you Grey for bestowing Evan longoria’s home run countdown onto Giancarlo Stanton. The incentive seems to be working!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re welcome!

  201. chris says:
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    Hi Grey, below is my team 5×5 roto. Do you think I need more pitching or should I stay put? I am thinking of offering Pujols or Rizzo and Lincecum or Jose Hernandez and Chavez SP A’s. I think he’ll do it. Let me know if you think I should stayput or offer it. With Cobb being out I’m a little scared
    Thanks,

    Pitching
    Roberto Hernandez
    T Lincecum
    N Eovaldi
    D Salazar
    Jim Henderson RP
    R Porcello
    Y Ventura
    C Archer
    T Hunter RP
    A Cobb (R)
    C Carrasco (R)
    B Chen (R)
    M Perez (R)
    C Morton

    Goldschmidt
    Gyorko
    Andrus
    Middlebrooks
    E Cabrera
    Pujols
    Rizzo
    Hart
    Harper
    Kris Davis
    Soriano
    Crisp
    Chris Carter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks decent for a 20 team league

      • chris says:
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        its a 14 team league are you saying my team sucks?

  202. chris says:
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    Sorry I meant Jose Fernandez

  203. gareth says:
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    Its nice that Stanton has two promising young players in yelich and ozuna hitting in front of him.

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @gareth: yeah wonderful, where was this bull last year when I owned him in 76 leagues, this yr, zero…lucky me. uhhhhhhh

  204. TheShakeSteakBakerRapist says:
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    get Adam Jones and Soria
    for
    Pence and Bruce

    8 team roto 5×5.

    already have Harper, Myers, Puig, Gordon as OF’s so my OF would then be Jones, Harper, Puig and Myers in UTIL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones side

  205. Greyismyhero says:
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    You see this yet Grey? uh oh…what u think?

    Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:48:00 PM
    Taijuan Walker has been scratched from his start in Tacoma. He had stiffness in his shoulder and could not get loose. Walker will be re-evaluated Wednesday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      NOOOOOOOOOOO

      • Game of Throws says:
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        @Grey: …OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

  206. SteveNZ says:
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    Is there any pitcher who is both more hittable and unhittable than Strasburg?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      • TheShakeSteakBakerRapist says:
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        @Jay:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, seriously… Bailey’s got that a little bit too…

  207. chris says:
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    Would you trade for Pitching???????

    Hi Grey, below is my team 5×5 roto. Do you think I need more pitching or should I stay put? I am thinking of offering Pujols or Rizzo and Lincecum or Jose Hernandez and Chavez SP A’s. I think he’ll do it. Let me know if you think I should stayput or offer it. With Cobb being out I’m a little scared
    Thanks,

    Pitching
    Roberto Hernandez
    T Lincecum
    N Eovaldi
    D Salazar
    Jim Henderson RP
    R Porcello
    Y Ventura
    C Archer
    T Hunter RP
    A Cobb (R)
    C Carrasco (R)
    B Chen (R)
    M Perez (R)
    C Morton

    Goldschmidt
    Gyorko
    Andrus
    Middlebrooks
    E Cabrera
    Pujols
    Rizzo
    Hart
    Harper
    Kris Davis
    Soriano
    Crisp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea who Jose Hernandez is and don’t know how you’re offering them since I don’t see them on your team

      • chris says:
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        Ok in the 2nd post right below the original one I said sorry my bad Jose Fernandez not Hernandez. The question was, would you trade for pitching? And I was thinking of offering possibly Pujols or Rizzo and Lincecum for Jose FFernandez and Chavez.

        Pujols and Rizzo are #6 and 7 on my list that I posted and Lincecum is #2 for pitching

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d offer Rizzo and Lincecum for Fernandez and Chavez, but settle for just Fernandez

  208. Hola Grey –

    14 team, redraft, 6×6 (ops) league. Need to select 2 of these 4 guys to play in UTIL slots, so positions aren’t as important – looking for overall numbers, with slight slant to power/ops. Which 2 imaginary friends do you prefer? I’m leaning Espinosa….

    Danny Espinosa
    Mike Olt
    Cody Asche
    AJ Pollock

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asche and Espinosa works for me

      • @Grey:

        Thanks; tend to agree.

        Pollock really hasn’t helped his own cause and now hearing Ross will get most of those starts when he’s “activated”, which is annoying.

        Asche hasn’t looked great early and I know you were high on him pre-season. You still pretty bullish? Haven’t watched much Phillies baseball yet, so just looking for some insight.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not nearly as bullish, he looks lost, but compared to the other guys you mentioned he’s the one…

  209. Greyismyhero says:
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    bout time Prince

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh thank God

  210. herschel says:
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    Prince!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Finally!

  211. DiRo says:
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    I got a few offers already for Bailey, but he was good for me last year so I got to stick with him out of blind faith if nothing else.

    However I am worried about all this Puig drama recently, would you trade him straight up for Myers in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I wouldn’t

      • DiRo says:
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        @Grey: I feel every time this guy offers me trades, I think the same thing. I guess it finally sunk in what he’s up to, thanks Dad….I mean Grey.

  212. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Yordano Ventura, 8 pitches. Got a popup on an 0-1 count, then struck out the next two batters on 3 pitches each.

    That is sick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m watching him, he’s so awesome

  213. johnny2k says:
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    i have a feeling that matt holliday went full michael young this year. never go full michael young. all average no pop.

    would you agree? would you be selling?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s still early, but he’s just a 22-ish-homer hitter anyway…

      • johnny2k says:
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        @Grey:

        yeah but i have a feeling hes dropping to 15 this year

  214. leinad says:
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    Votto And Bruce wayyyy too much to give up for mccutchen and sucky ass laroche right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  215. Oppo Taco says:
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    Offered Emily bone face and Tyson Ross for iwakuma and Daniel Murphy.
    He countered with Pineda and bonafacio for iwakuma. What side you want there? My pitching has been farting in my general direction all season (looking at you masterson, Ross, Salazar and gerrit cole tonight F@&%!!!) ….thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure this really helps your pitching

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @Grey: what about offering Vmart and one of
        Ross/masterson/Pineda/Chavez for shields? Okay to offer any combination? Thinkin of trying Ross/Vmart first, then Pineda/Vmart for shields if he declines. Also which bat to add, a
        Spot cleared up after I dropped Erasmo Rasmus,
        Ozuna or yelich

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, doesn’t seem likely

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ozuna

  216. With beltre on the do I am using seager/frazier. What type of pitcher could I get for either of these 2?

    Also I have wheeler as my fifth, drop for porcello, Skaggs, Haren, richards, Chavez? 12 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure what you’re asking in the first question… Chavez

      • @Grey: trade value of seager or frazier for a pitcher? 3b is extremely thin in this league, could I try for iwakuma?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You lost Beltre and you’re trading away your 3rd baseman replacements? Why?

          • @Grey: I’m counting on beltre returning soon, not inclined to keep both of these guys as bench bats for the year.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Then trade the one that can get the much, I’m guessing Frazier

  217. Fitz says:
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    Pick up Tom Koehler? Must own in 12 teams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I went over him after his last start, I grabbed him in a deeper league, 12 team feels a bit shallow for him, but can try if desperate…

      • Fitz says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey

  218. goodfold2 says:
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    that’s it, i’m done with trusting SON just because it’s against MIN. Morrow can’t throw strikes at all. Damn already being bottom 3 in era/whip and short of innings early in year leads to silly decisions, yesterday Stults, today Morrow (15 teamer no erlin possible). I may keep running these bums out there though, up next mcgowan

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: good news is i could’ve streamed Nicasio instead of Morrow, so SON helped me out there.

  219. Andrew says:
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    Best 2 options in standard league (counts losses)?

    Lohse
    Vargas
    Erlin
    Skaggs
    Elias
    Mcallister
    Wood
    Hammel
    Feldman
    Ross
    Santiago

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Andrew: skaggs is def one of them. maybe santiago or erlin is the other.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs, Wood

  220. goodfold2 says:
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    jesus williams is nuts. he’s using clippard and soriano when down by 10. check back on friday and see how this turned out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  221. Big Magoo says:
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    Sosa from Scarface was kind of light-ish. Not quite as white-ish as the current Sammy though.

    Craig looks good tonight. Flied out to the wall in his 1st ab, then smacked a double into the left-center gap after that. Looks healthy too (for the moment). Could be a nice buy-low.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Definitely ain’t gonna hit under .200 all year…

  222. Regan says:
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    Dee Gordon or Bonofocio for the rest of the year? Gordon right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  223. theguywholikesfantasybaseball says:
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    I have Bailey and Masterson and they love giving me heart palpitations. Yay Baseball!

    Chavez over Masterson or should I just ride Masterson. He is Cedar Point. Thrill rides and puke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, poor Frenchy

  224. Greyismyhero says:
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    there u go Brox had me sweating, freaging walked worthless Tabata to bring up Cutch for the possible walkoff…woooooo close one

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Greyismyhero: minus the walkoff, still was top

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoke it!

  225. Big League Choo says:
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    opinion on trade…..Give my todd frazier and Calhoun : Get Kemp and Dominguez(I have Moustakas/prado)

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Big League Choo: very surprised anyone would give you that trade. kemp’s name value too high. nice

      • Big League Choo says:
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        @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: yeah i accepted immediately….i figured kemp has .270 25/15 in the bag as long as he plays…i like calhoun and frazier…but theyre just a cut above replacement level.
        This is my RCL lineup now

        C Zunino
        1B Abreu, Hosmer
        2B Kendrick, Prado
        3B Dominguez/Mostsuckass
        SS Desmond, Villar
        OF Cargo, Kemp, Cuddyer, Cruz, EYJ, Hart
        DL Josh Hamilton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kemp

  226. Jason says:
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    Just an endorsement for hittertron. I was throwing out an old dishwasher and hittertron said,”hey you give me that dishwasher and ill tell you to pick up Neil walker”

    Yeah buddy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  227. Carlos says:
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    T Walker noooooooo!

    I saw Yahoo had an update on him, and was expecting to read that he fanned a bunch of batters in his rehab start. Instead its more shoulder stiffness.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Carlos: not cool dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I know

  228. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    picking up beckett may be the only decent thing happening to me in NL only. dropped E-Jax’s terrible ass. and Hale too (for Maholm). can’t wait for ANY pitching NL prospect free agent to come up. Montero, or any injured guy too, bring on garcia/floyd.

  229. Jason says:
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    I have walker on the DL but since my DL spots are full he is taking up a bench spot.

    Obviously I await the news and am reaching out to support others who hold the same feelings for walker as I and forming a prayer octagon.

    But if there is a set back do you still hold onto him and eat the bench spot? It’s a H2H league so as long as I can compete weekly I should still hold, right?

    • Jason says:
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      @Jason: possible replacements smyly bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let’s hear what they say tomorrow

  230. frankgrimes says:
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    Ross mejia and Leake all wins vs me today jezbus I hate my fucking luck
    Stantons night can barely make me crack a smile after that shit storm of shit pitchers
    Bruuuuuce where are you?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @frankgrimes: damn even i don’t have the balls to use Ross anywhere. and i’ve used stults/morrow last few days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, c’mon, Bruce!

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey: even AuShizz been silent

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Au Shucks!

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @Grey: haha go watch ol man pujols some more

  231. Alex says:
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    Okay to trade Belt for Bonifacio and KRod if Belt is bench guy and need saves and steals and 3B?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  232. Hondo says:
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    Thank God Prince finally jiggled a little.The Miggy-Fielder 1-2 draft picks were getting somewhat disconcerting.

  233. Carnac says:
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    Venable (who seems to be waking up a bit) or Ozuna?

    A little apples/oranges, I know. But maybe Venable is higher enough to defy fruit categorization.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Ozuna

      • Carnac says:
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        This’ll make a nice short in my serial Grey-Carnac fan fiction. Not sure about how to end it, though. It’ll either be Grey and Carnac holding hands, driving over a cliff a la Thelma & Louise, or like Cary Grant grabbing Eve Marie Saint’s hand at the end of North by Northwest… Grey saves Carnac from falling off Mt. Rushmore – cut scene to Grey pulling Carmac into a sleeping car on a train. *train enters tunnel*

        Wait, what???

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA…. Are you dressing up like me with a blond wig and mustache?

          • Carnac says:
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            I have been laid up with a broken leg. Spend a lot of time looking out my rear window with binoculars. Nice bicycle shorts, by the way! Also, not especially surprised to see Cougs literally wears the pants around there.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HAHA

  234. SteveNZ says:
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    Erlin could do with a triple play about now.

    • Kid A says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      I refuse to allow it.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Kid A: A sub-5 ERA isn’t too much to ask is it? At least my team is hitting.

        • Kid A says:
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          @SteveNZ:

          Every time I say one little innocent thing, you slug me in the rooster.

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Kid A: Oops, that came off wrong. I should have added “because it certainly isn’t pitching.”

  235. Kid A says:
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    Cancel Napoli’s piano lessons.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Kid A: great that’s my 5th DL’ed guy in league with only room for 3. (fister/cobb/middlebrooks/victorino/napoli) looks like 0 healthy bench spots till vic’s back on weekend. lind or moss at 1b.

      • Kid A says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow:

        And to think we just went over all this with zimmerman.

        Everyone knows, you run THROUGH second base.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Kid A: actually the zimmerman thing hurt me even more, since it was in NL only and now i get to start both asche and valbuena everyday. YAY

  236. Greyismyhero says:
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    maybe santos can allow three more runs to at least be in a save situation…jesus christ 7 run lead and you bring him in? wow

    • Kid A says:
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      @Greyismyhero:

      Unfortunately, you cannot pitch yourself into a save situation…

      • Greyismyhero says:
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        @Kid A: very good point & lesson, thx… doesn’t relax my frustrations any… haha

        • Kid A says:
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          @Greyismyhero:

          You can see the clouds gathering on the horizon before the Kazaam! arrives with a thunder clap. Horrible things they are.

          • Greyismyhero says:
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            @Kid A: are u high like me? cause that just cracked me up….hahahahahaah….SMOKE THE GREEN!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Greyismyhero: check the worse stupidity of using soriano and clippar when down 10.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: and now ARI using putz/reed when down 9. F’tards.

  237. SteveNZ says:
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    Always nice to get a Hold from both of one’s SP-eligible relievers.

  238. goodfold2 says:
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    any clues as to why erlin yanked when only at 89 pitches? he’s been my only good stream of entire season so far. in many many leagues.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @goodfold2: Because I’m not allowed to have an ERA under 5 in the Frequent Commenter RCL.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: that rosario “single” is iffy at best, needs 2 different defenders to miss defending the ball.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: erlin will now get a loss over that b.s. and yanked before he should’ve been anyway, unless injured.

  239. Mike says:
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    If you believe Bailey is worth trading in a trade, what level of player would you be looking to deal in return? Would someone like Alex Gordon be too high/low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trading for

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey:

        Yes, that’s what I meant – trading FOR Bailey. Apologies. Would trading FOR Bailey with an offer of Alex Gordon be too high/low?

  240. Gray says:
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    5×5 roto, standard categories.

    Trade Ervin Santana, getting F-Rod, when my only closer is Nathan, with Santos, Doolittle, and Tazawa. My SPs are pretty decent, with Cole, Bailey, Estrada, Smyly, Pineda and Lackey.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  241. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    beckett actually getting very lucky with 40 out of 85 pitches being balls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Definitely

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: still MUCH better than my other NL only options in E-Jax and Hale. they get hit hard and or play for terrible teams. can’t wait for montero to come up.

  242. Flunkie says:
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    Go pick up George Springer everybody… our first prospect call-up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw sookie

      • Greyismyhero says:
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        @Grey: is it official, cant find anything??

        • frankgrimes says:
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          @Grey: worth a move or wait?
          @Greyismyhero: yes

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Grab Springer!

            • frankgrimes says:
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              @Grey: were you able to get him anywhere?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grab Springer!

  243. Derrick says:
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    Start any of these guys tomorrow?

    Roark @ Mia
    Guthrie @ Hou
    McCarthy NYM

    Thanks so much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues

  244. thurman says:
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    12 team mixed h2h

    would you rather have eovaldi or jessie chavez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  245. Carlos says:
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    Team 1- Yahoo 10 team H2h keeper league, standard +OPS. Drop Pagan for Springer? For UTIL spot.

    Team 2- Yahoo 10 team H2h redraft league. standard. Drop LaRoche, Butler or Alfonso Soriano for Springer? Also for UTIL spot.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes… Yes, Butler

  246. Alex says:
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    My RPs suck. Have a ton of bats. Rosenthal enough in return for belt in 6×6 with OPS?

  247. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Lincecum’s faced 66 batters this year and walked 1 one them. Dodgers ran up a few counts on him, but he had 13 swinging strikes.

    Call me an idiot, a sucker, and/or a dupe, but if he keeps throwing first pitch strikes…

  248. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    ok
    1.i have somebody to drop if springer up tomorrow. but should i now drop duda for crisp on 17th, i had been dropping delmon for crisp, but now delmon dropped for springer

  249. Greyismyhero says:
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    ahhhhhh yeah boy……the benefits of monitoring these post…..A BIG THANKS goes out to FLUNKIE & FRANK GRIMES on the Springer news….got him in all league available. Peace out!

    • Flunkie says:
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      @Greyismyhero: lookin’ out for my fellow Razzballers since they often look out for me ;)

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Flunkie: true, good work guys. i got him in one spot where he was available. i already had him in one spot. already owned by others in 5 or so other spots.

  250. SteveNZ says:
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    Mesoraco unlikely to start tomorrow? Pirates have an early game…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: probably not he played 10 or so innings today, counting the end of the first game.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: said that weird, i mean it’s probably unlikely he starts.

  251. Kid A says:
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    Why Doolittle? WHY?!?!

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Kid A: mike fucking trout

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Kid A: i hope you only have doolittle do to gregerson being gone already, otherwise that’s gotta feel pretty bad.

  252. Eddy says:
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    Own Trout for the first time this year. It’s going to be a fun ride.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Eddy: me too, in multiple spots.