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Last year, the Buy/Sell brought you such brilliant ideas as “Eric Thames is gonna be a river running through your heart!” and “Brennan Boesch is more like Brennan Bauce.”  Buy/Sell, “You know, I don’t point all of your crappy suggestions… A.J. Mass was talking about buying me an acre of land in Kentucky and letting me run around with all of his stolen base draft picks.  I may take him up on the offer if you’re not careful.”  So, this is the first Buy/Sell of the season.  Every Friday there will be a new one.  Buy/Sell, “Not if we continue to get along like this.  Try me, ‘stache.  Try me.”   This week’s lede pick is a new fave of mine who might not be worth owning by the end of April in mixed leagues, Jose Fernandez.  Here’s an overall note, in this fantasy baseball game that has chosen us, we want to take the risk right now in case someone breaks out.  It would be great if we all drafted a team that we can coast to a championship with, but if that’s true, your league isn’t competitive.  In any league worth its salt, you need to pepper in some risk.  Tuck your head down and go head long into the risk tornado.  Fantasy baseballers on the storm, Fantasy baseballers on the storm…Into this blog we are born… Fantasy baseballers on the storm!  I’m not saying drop Wainwright after one bad start, but having guys like Jose Fernandez at the end of your staff is much better than guys like Maholm (assuming every one of your other starters isn’t a risky upside gamble).  You want guys at the end of your rotation that can do so much more than a 5th or 6th starter, rather than a 5th or 6th starter that is essentially a 5th or 6th starter.  As for Fernandez, here’s what I said the other day, “First thing I do when I have a prospect question is search the site to see what Scott, our prospect writer, said.  What I found, was a whole Jose Fernandez fantasy.  He didn’t stop there, he also talked about him in the Marlins prospect preview post in October.  There he said, “Fernandez broke out in 2012, posting a 1.75 ERA, a 0.93 WHIP, and a 10.6 K/9 between Low-A and High-A.  The 20-year-old has legitimate ace-potential, and should find himself in the top-15 on most prospect lists this offseason. Now, if I were making a top-15 list of Well-Groomed Mustaches, Grey wouldn’t make it.  When I blow up his picture 1000% in my laboratory, I can see cheese microbes.”  Wow, Scott has a laboratory?  That’s awesome!  So, the Marlins are an interesting beast.  They sell off all of their pieces, but they promote within quickly.  After watching that Showtime series last year about the Marlins. I’m 50/50 on whether they even know about the arbitration clock.  Within their minor league system, they’re run like, “We gotta make it to the playoffs this year!”  From the major league level, they’re run like, “Let’s make sure we ship in our concession stands’ Cracker Jack from Chile because it’s four-hundredths of a cent cheaper.  They pop their corn in yak oil.”  I’d absolutely grab Jose Fernandez in all leagues.  He has the chance to be lights out and could go 160 innings.  He has the stuff that could make him a top ten starter in all of baseball within a year.  For this year, I’ll give him the line of:  7-8/3.74/1.31/120 in 130 innings.  Absolutely can be better.  And worse.  That’s the rookie nookie blessing and curse.”  And that’s me quoting me!  A lot of people commented about his lack of experience.  He hasn’t thrown above High-A.  Or as he calls it now, Bye-A.  That shouldn’t matter.  His stuff will play anywhere.  He hits mid-90′s with a plus change and curve.  Does it matter that a guy is 20 years old or 30 years old with his stuff?  Chances are a pitcher is more likely to have that stuff at 20 with less miles on his arm.  Fernandez will need to be lucky to win 10 games this year, but he could get a shizzload of Ks and have decent ratios.  If he flames out, then you drop him for the next hot starter.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Nolan Reimold – I need a pastrami on Reimold with some Kraut and French like I’m in a World War II Fun Zone in some failed theme restaurant.  “These cherry blintzkriegs are delicious!”  I mentioned Reimold in our fantasy baseball podcast as a guy I’m picking up in 12 team leagues.  To translate that to plain English for everyone in the back of the room — hey, I see you sleeping back there! — that means I’m picking up Reimold in shallow leagues to replace my fifth outfielder or UTIL.  This year, I could see him getting 25 homers, .265 average and ten steals.  Pick him up and tell me you don’t feel like a marshmallow, floating on a cloud, spooning Jessica Alba.  You can’t tell me that, because if you don’t get that feeling you’re not alive.  Do a Facebook check-in at the nearest morgue; you have no pulse.

Collin Cowgill – He’s on pace for, like, 40 grand slams this season.  That burps during Lou Gehrig’s “Luckiest Man Alive” speech.  More Cowgill please.  Okay, he hasn’t done anything since his first game, but I’m holding him for a few more days.

Gerardo Parra – Solid for light power/speed/runs and is on a good roll of the R.

Justin Maxwell – The camera pans down on Maxwell.  Sexy twenty-homer power.  Tight-washboard twenty-steal speed.  The camera continues its pan down, gets to his average and there’s nothing there.  Wait, that’s D’Angelo.  My bad!

Jackie Bradley Jr. – Is there a Junior in his name or is there no Junior?  It changes depending on what site I research him at.  Is he in a feud with his dad like Prince Fielder?  Is Jackie named after his mother?  I could totally see that with some friends I have in Berkeley.  “You named your son, Julia?”  “Yes, he took my last name and my wife’s first.”  I don’t understand the big attraction with Bradley.  I think it’s some Sons of Sam Horn premium going on here.  Over the course of a season, he could be a 7-homer, 17-steal guy with a .260 average.  Not to mention, the Red Sox outfield is going to be crowded once Ortiz returns in two weeks.

Chris HeiseyChris Heisey’s first big break was marrying Brooke Shields.  His second was easily Ludwick misplacing his shoulder.  To use a recently discussed player, Heisey is JBJ’s power/speed stats in the inverse with around the same average.

Lorenzo Cain – Owning him gets me higher, baby.  Higher, baby.  Higher, baby.  Please don’t let him ever come down!   Cain…Sugar!

Domonic Brown – For s’s and g’s, let’s look at what I said a few years ago.  “In 2010, Domonic Brown had a line of 65/20/68/.327/17 and .391/.589/.980.  Let’s recap, whoa/wow/nice/yum-yum/don’t mind if I do and yowsers/that’s lovely/yowsersthat’slovely.  To break that down for the people who skimmed the first two sentences, he has 20/20 potential with plate discipline.  It’s the fantasy baseball equivalent to:  “I don’t think this glazed donut can get any better.”  “How about we sprinkle bacon on it?”  Drool.”  And that’s me quoting me!  At the time, he was Keith Law’s number one prospect behind Desmond Jennings.  Not all guys break out at the same rate or have to deal with trying to decipher what their manager is saying as he chews on a piece of hay.  Brown shouldn’t be on the Buy list.  He should just be on every team.

Jose Veras – The Astros have to could maybe not but possibly could win sixty games and someone has to close them.  (Yeah, I did the douchey blogger thing of crossing out words.  Sue me for the $1.67 in daily ad revenue!)

Mitchell Boggs – What I would give to be in a league where Boggs is still available!  How about $1.67?  Will that get me in one of these leagues?

Carlos Marmol – Half the fun of fantasy baseball is screaming at your loved one and then apologizing, blaming a Marmol meltdown.  What are you gonna blame if not Marmol?  Your loved one?  Then you’re gonna break up.  See, Marmol’s saving relationships.  Depending on the size of your league, Kyuji Fujikawa is also someone to look at picking up.

Octaquin BenCokelPhil Coke got the first save, then blew the 2nd.  Joaquin Benoit could get today’s.  Or Octavio Dotel.  Or Terry Shmoil.  (There is no Terry Shmoil.)  It really could go any way still.  Hang on tight to your pony, it’s a fast-moving closerousel.  That’s not your pony, doode.  Don’t flatter yourself.

Jim Henderson – Axford is a mess.  He’s like that friend of yours who you ask how he’s doing and he starts crying about last night’s episode of The Good Wife.   That’s Axford.  A total and complete breakdown in the process of happening.

Jose Valverde – I just went over him this morning.  Scroll down.  No, that’s up.  Ugh, forget it.

Jedd Gyorko – I already went over my Jedd Gyorko fantasy.  I wrote it while mispronouncing Scott Evans’s name.

Gordon Beckham – I wouldn’t hold against him his past transgressions against your fantasy team or that his name is ALF’s real name.

J.P. Arencibia – I almost didn’t list any catchers because I believe it’s best to utilize the Ron Popeil School of Catcher Management and “Set It and Forget It,” but I like Arencibia for power.

Tyler Flowers - Okay, for this one, you probably have to tap Ron Popeil on his right shoulder and duck left to pick up Flowers, because he’s not someone that should be on most teams but he could be a hot schmotato.

Lonnie Chisenhall – If I were an irresponsible fantasy baseball ‘pert I’d tell you Lonnie has 20-homer pop with a .260 average, which is more or less the same as Moustakas.  Thank God, I’m not irresponsible!  *slowly walks out of the room, steps on a mouse trap, jumps in pain, steps on another mouse trap, jumps in more pain, notices two mice waiting for me to hop away in pain so they can get the cheese*

Jean Segura – In the preseason, I already went over my Jean Segura fantasy.  I wrote it while building a diorama to perfectly match Game of Thrones’ credit sequence.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Know what I like a whole lot?  Chilled glasses.  And NL West starters.

Trevor Bauer – Just went over him this morning.  If you click this link, you’ll be magically transported there.  Abracadabra, snitches!

Jhoulys Chacin – For now, this is more for NL-Only leagues because I still have no idea how deep into games Rockie pitchers are going to go into games.  How long is Yo-Lease, Walt Weiss?

Shelby Miller – You already got your tickets for Star War VII: Lucas Is Out So It’s Gotta Be Better, you eat Jujubes like they’re your acne medicine and you’ve owned Miller in fantasy since he was a junior in high school.  Fair enough.  For those non-mavericks reading along, you can add him now too.

Jason Hammel – He could be in the Witness Protection Program with a mafia henchman owning him in fantasy, and he’d still be fine.  Jason Hammel:  A quality starter who hides in plain sight.  BTW, wondering how Johnny Giavotella is owned in 0.1% of leagues?  Mafia henchmen league.  What are some team names in that league?  “I Got Bats You Got Ugats,” “Leave The Speed Gun, Take The Cannoli,” and “Here’s To You, Joe DiMaggio.”

SELL

CC Sabathia – The Yankees are polluted like Michelle Pfeiffer’s womb.  The Yankees are the 2nd season of Lost and Friday Night Lights combined in an even more incomprehensible mash-up.  The Yankees have a termite problem and they need to tent, fumigate, cook meth and get rid of Jesse Plemons.  The writing is on the wall in pig feces.  There’s too many problems to list.  Just look at their lineup and rotation.  I clearly told everyone to not draft CC, so this is for people who were accidentally left off the CC and got on the CC anyway.  He had a bone spur in his elbow last year and the Yankees said they would limit his workload this year.  In his first start, his fastball went from 88-90 MPH.  In his first start last year, it was between 92.5 and 94.  “Sorry, eggs, we have no…Wait, we do have toast.  Geez, how did I miss that?  We have a 260-pound, pinstriped piece of toast.”  Maybe you can’t get full price on CC after his first start, but I’d consider selling him for eighty cents on the dollar.  I’m not saying sell him for a two-dollar coupon for two one-dollar Costco hot dogs, but I’d listen to offers before CC becomes the Yankees latest paperweight.  “Hey, anyone see the manila envelopes?”  “Under Tex.”  “Phew, I thought I was gonna have to move CC.”

  1. chillmodious says:
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    Good morning, Grey.

    A) Lose Marte for Parra?
    B) Lose Marte for Dom Brown?
    C) There is no C
    D) Lose Boggs for Fujikawa?
    E) Gyorko or Lowrie for ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Marte… D) No E) Gyorko

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the advice…. I will do as you say and clutch Marte close to my bosom.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, for now, cradle his love…

    • Kevin says:
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      Just bought you a couple drinks Grey. My first year playing fake baseball and I cleaned up the first week using your picks. Choo/Cargo/Zimmerman/Zobrist/Frazier/Upton and others. With most using Yahoo rankings I just bumped up these picks a little and smashed em. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Hold 2) Hold 3) Yeah, of course…

  2. bees knees says:
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    impact in 2013

    can you please rank profar, gausmann rendon and castellanos?

    and also rank in terms of long term keeper appeal?
    thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar, Rendon, Cast…

      • bees knees says:
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        thanks. is that for 2013 or long term (or does it stay the same for both)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Both

  3. Jon says:
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    I have no need for Miguel Montero with Buster Posey already on my team, but someone just dropped him and I’m wondering if I should grab him anyway, over Chris Carter or Cozart… for trade bait? What do ya think? (No idea why they just dumped him.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: how about over Al Al? Posey could slot in at CI sometimes and Montero would see some PT at DH depending on who’s sitting. 10-man bench so I can carry 2-3 bench bats.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t…

  4. BigR says:
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    I have Longoria, R. Zimmemman, Rutledge and A. Simmons

    Was just offered Reyes for R. Zimmerman AND Rutledge.

    Accept or Deny? (and why so if you have time to explain)

    THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Reyes…

  5. Dan Pants

    Dan Pants says:
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    Not exactly fantasy-relevant but I just heard Jackie Bradley interviewed on the radio. He took his whole family (nine or ten) up from South Carolina out to Applebee’s in Times Square after the game (on Monday) to celebrate. Class-ssy. I already love this kid, even if his ceiling is a poor-man’s Victorino.

  6. LisFranc says:
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    Aaron Hicks is beginning to set off my small-sample-size-panic response, and you didn’t help in the early post. In a 6×6 (w/ OPS) roto, are you beginning to develop an exit strategy? Can that exit strategy be as blase as Reimold, Nava, or Beckham?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reimold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Though they do bring different things…

  7. Hooverville says:
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    Reimold/Marte/Cain – f***, kill, marry
    Just kidding, just need to pick two of the three, my teams pretty good on SBs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reimold and Marte…

      • Hooverville says:
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        @Grey: Thank you sir! Marry Reimold it is.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

  8. Spyre says:
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    Great as usual Grey!

    Who to pick up to replace my braindead late-round Scutaro drafting at SS?
    H2H points league, we lose points for K’s

    Lowrie, Rutledge, Segura, Kozma, Cozart, A. Escobar, or E. Cabrera? I’m leaning Lowrie..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Rutledge

  9. OaktownSteve says:
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    E. Nunez hit by pitch and removed from game. He should have a lot of company in sick bay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yanks catching a lot of breaks…Wrong kind…

      • sanfran1966 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thoughts on Nunez v Drew if Drew returns next week ???

  10. byron from austin says:
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    hooray grey! i’m glad to see some validation on reimold. i was high on him last year (whatever, i’m always high) before the injury, and i did NOT forget about him this offseason. i like and agree with your line prediction… maybe 5 less homers and 5 more steals, but whatevs. have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, you too!

    • JoeC says:
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      @byron from austin: Yeah, he’s been my personal Cuddle Boy for a while now (I know I’m using Cuddle Boy incorrectly, but I think it fits). Was pretty excited by his hot start last season and then blech. It all fell apart (or more accurately, his neck fell apart).

      Hoping for great things this year from the poor man’s Chris Davis!

  11. aethomp1 says:
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    Loose mccarthy for reimold? I don’t have a single bench bat, and either mccarthy or milone are the most droppable.
    Drop or give him one more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d give McCarthy one more…

  12. Arbinator says:
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    One month fill in at MI: Ackley Beckham Infante or Nunez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ackley

  13. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    After a day at Disneyland/California Adveture with the whole family, grandparents included, I feel like I went on a bender with an 8 ball, 3 5th’s of Tequila, and Miggy. My lasting impressions of California Adventure was obese people riding around on their rascals with glasses of wine in hand…..livin the dream!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHA… Hey, as long as the kid liked it, right? The park not the wine…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: She had a blast but she always loves it, we have passes. She got the rock star make over. looked like she was in the Go Go’s

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You might’ve told me before, but how old is she?

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: 6

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Aw…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: thank you

  14. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Start Straily against the Astros in a 12 team roto? Sort of seems like if I can’t start him there then I might as well dump him at least until he puts something together.

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @Nuke LaDouche: Yes, start Straily.

      6 IP, 7 Ks, 2 ER. You want that? You might get it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

      • daniel pardini says:
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        @Grey: strailys a stud he shut down houston

  15. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    This is so much better than fantasy NBA. The luck in that is tough to take.

    Half my roster was injured in the first round and I went down. My friend, Chief Running Balls, lost by one category. No big deal as even if he advanced he would have been slaughtered due to having LeBron James out of action. This is worse than h2h fantasy baseball playoffs.

    Anybody else playing h2h fantasy NBA at the moment and realizing it sucks?

    • Prezii says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: im in the semis right now, dominating this guy so finals next week. I just got healthy and it seems like everyone else is losing players to injury.. so thats good for me!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: Ive played NBA roto in the past, H2H became too dependent on schedule down the stretch and thats lame. On the roto side it became all about minutes, and thats lame

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: So basically Fantasy NBA is lame.

        I did not play last season. The season before that I lost in the finals by a point here and a rebound there. I am not really exaggerating either. There were two categories I lost by one digit. Overall my team lost 5-6. I lost two Rondo games to the bench. I also had Aldridge and Matthews as healthy scratches on the final day. My opponent lost James and Igoudala as healthy scratches. I had four, my opponent had three and that gave him the win. Good thing it was a free league because losing like that was ridiculous.

        You wrote that roto sucks too. I never did roto NBA. I guess I won’t bother with that now.

  16. JackInTheBox says:
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    I have Lucroy. Any reason to set fire to my coveted Certificate of Completion from the Ron Popeil School of Catcher Management and drop Lucroy for JP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I’d hold Lucroy…

      • JackInTheBox says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey!

  17. james d says:
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    12 team h2h keeper league – standard yahoo positions.
    Worst Hitters: Ichiro, Crisp, Gyorko
    Worst Pitchers: Lincecum, Gee, Ryu, Jo-Fer, Cole

    I’m asking questions to figure out who to cut when the next hot thing pops up.

    (1) Worst SP? My gut says Lincecum, but I guess it’s too early to entirely give up on someone with his potential. 7bb tho – guess he gets 1-2 more starts because I’m willing to cut bait. Done taking his starts until he shows something.

    (2) Worst hitter? I think Ichiro as he’s apparently not going to hit 2 so I’ll bench him unless he’s at home. Both Ichiro and Crisp are probably wire-level talents, but at least Crisp hits leadoff…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ichiro…Cole…

  18. Molly Lee says:
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    In a 9×9 extremely deep dynasty league, where starting pitching depth rules …. Rank these long-term for me pleeeez? Erasmo Ramirez, Liriano, Diamond, Pineda, Feliz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda, Feliz, Erasmo

  19. Chad Donaldson says:
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    Been offered Tim Hudson / Pence for Doubront (guy in my league must read your site too) / Fowler.

    Which side do you like better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  20. Schizer says:
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    Great write up, Grey! Hold Avila or drop him for Flowers, Castillo, Ramos, Iannetta, Buck, or Cervelli?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d hold Avila for now…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey: The Ghost of Ron Popeil strikes again: Avila hits a HR.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          See that! Don’t mess with Ron!

  21. Evan says:
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    My reading comprehension skills must really be terrible. I could’ve sworn the you wrote about million words detailing the reasons NOT to pick up Jose Valverde a few hours ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s garbage… But if you really need saves, there he is…

  22. Burning Gee says:
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    Do I drop Cuddyer or Al Al for Reimold in a 16 team h2h? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Al Al if you need an OF…

      • Burning Gee says:
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        I’ve got Bruce,Choo,and Cuddyer/Bonifacio.

  23. Wilsonian says:
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    I heart the long ball. So am I crazy for wanting to already drop Perez for JP? This is my shallow league (8 team H2H), so you know you gotta get the bats while they’re hot.

    Also, would you stash Garza over stashing Madson?

    Better 2B for RIGHT now: Utley, Rutledge, Kendrick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop Perez… I’d stash Garza… Utley…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: thanks. That was the page I was on. Damn you Ron Popeil!

  24. Anthony says:
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    “Your womb is so polluted, I can’t even have a little baby.” I’m now inspired tonight to grab a six of Ice House, snort some blow and watch the BJK-O-Meter rise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let’s do it together, virtually!

  25. Steve says:
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    Surely we see some Al Al today. Hopefully for a Hold…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: Crap. There’s a couple of roster spots wasted.

  26. Steve says:
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    And Smyly again in with a lead. Interesting for those of us chasing SP eligible relievers.

    • Goose says:
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      @Steve: 4 IP, 0 hits, 5 Ks and the save! Maybe he’s the new closer…

      • Steve says:
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        @Goose: Who knows what goes on in Leyland’s smoke-filled head?

  27. Prezii says:
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    Everytime i think Jo-fer, i think 0-fer… I dunno why.. but seeing the title, you guys do the same..

    Happy Friday!! Drink up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get it, prezii, get it!

  28. sanfran1966 says:
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    Nunez – bicep bruise per broadcast. he looked like a soccer player when he got plunked

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yeah, saw that too…

  29. royce! says:
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    You like Maxwell or Heisey more than Chris Carter, who is currently rotting away on my bench? It’s that 14 team h2h with 5×5 + OBP and XBH, so power is valuable, but Carter has yet to be anything but crap. I also have Brown on the bench, OF are Frazier, Ethier, Ajax and Heyward.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @royce!: I like heisey better, batting order spot and supporting cast, than Maxwell. Who are your Util and 1B, is there a CI? I would hold Carter at least 3 weeks to make a rational judgement

      • royce! says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: No CI, there’s an IF and UTIL. I have Cuddyer and Berkman there, and Rizzo at 1B. So I’m really just speculating with these two bench spots, or providing backup for possible injuries.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @royce!: I would chill on it unless a nice schomato appears. I think Carter is one of those guys that will reward those that wait patiently for him to take off his wool cap and reveal that he is a unicorn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Carter for now…

  30. Eric W says:
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    can anyone watching the rangers game let me know if derrick holland still has that 10th grade mustache or not. They have apparently blocked mlb.tv on my work computer and I need to know if I should picture the little mlb gameday pitcher guy with that stache or not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…

    • JoeC says:
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      @Eric W: He will never shave the ‘stache. It’s where he gathers his strength from.

  31. Tommy says:
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    Need to chase wins w/o killing rates. pls rank , Hammel (vMin-TBA after DeVries was injured), Tillman (vMin-Worley), Ryu (vPitt Locke), Cobb ( vCle – Bauer)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel, Ryu…

  32. kaiser soze says:
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    Boniface in the 2 hole .. does a little dance .. Hell to the yizeah!!

    Probly won’t last once Joey gets back … but we can always hope!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There ya go!

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @kaiser soze: Not that the Jays have man options right now, but the way boneface is playing defense right now cant help his chances of continuing to play once everyone is healthy.

      the NESN guys called his defense a bonifiasco.

  33. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Totally agree on Jackie Bradley Jr. I am in a league with friends from the New England area and someone spent more than half of their FAAB on him. I’m glad I went with Jose Fernandez instead. I’m looking forward to watching him pitch at the Crayola Canyon.

    Ianetta just hit another bomb. Any interest in him at all? I have Jesus Montero. We have a max number of games played for each position. I guess the only good thing for having multiple catchers is you can increase counting stats. Worth a bench spot for that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Iannetta but you have a catcher… Yeah, don’t get the Bradley thing…

  34. Glad to have the Buy/Sell column back!

    I’m a little worried about my 1B production in a 14-team roto league: I have Adrian Gonzales and Kendrys Morales. Gonzales just doesn’t seem to have the same power stroke I remember, and Morales was always a role of the dice. I put out a league notice saying I was looking to upgrade at 1B and I got only one offer: Berkman and a 15th-round pick in 2014 for Torri Hunter and a 12th-round pick.

    My OF should be fine even without Hunter: Choo, Adam Jones, Pence, Revere, then Bonifacio AGon if I don’t use them at their other positions. And I think Berkman could surprise health wise if he doesn’t have to play the field.

    Any chance this improves my team? Or should I turn it down?

    • @Enrique: Am I overreacting about AGon’s slow start?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Enrique: give it some time, If we have this same conversation 6 weeks in then be worried. Right now you might trade a guy that you will regret later. Usually I hear stories of the buy low stud someone got via trade rather than the dud I traded for early from some panicking owner. breath and relax, we havent even got to the fore play segment of the season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That trade is not good…

  35. mauledbypandas says:
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    I was at the Yankees/Sox game last night and I can confirm that Bradley Jr. is what is on his jersey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey: jeez..
        Jackie Bradley Jr. – Is there a Junior in his name or is there no Junior? It changes depending on what site I research him at. Is he in a feud with his dad like Prince Fielder? Is Jackie named after his mother? I could totally see that with some friends I have in Berkeley. “You named your son, Julia?” “Yes, he took my last name and my wife’s first.” I don’t understand the big attraction with Bradley. I think it’s some Sons of Sam Horn premium going on here. Over the course of a season, he could be a 7-homer, 17-steal guy with a .260 average. Not to mention, the Red Sox outfield is going to be crowded once Ortiz returns in two weeks.

        and that’s me quoting you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha now… Sorry…

          • mauledbypandas says:
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            @Grey: hah, no problem. I had to re-read what I wrote to make sure I wasn’t the crazy one.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m on my phone so can’t see the comment threads so makes following trains of thought sometimes difficult…

  36. bash says:
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    What’s fair value for Chris Davis? Pitching wise

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @bash: if you are trying to get him it’s too high and if you are trying to sell him go after a tier 2 or a 1 with question marks. But either way I would wait

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wainwright?

      • JoeC says:
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        @Grey: Wow. That’s so sick to think Chris “Mugface” Davis could be equivalent to THE Adam Wainwright.

        You are right, Bill James is splashing around in his kiddie pool writing sonnets in honor of the Baltimore slugger.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not saying I’d give anyone Wainwright for him, but I think some people could get him with Davis…

          • JoeC says:
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            @Grey: No, I understand you’re saying his “apparent” value is equivalent to Wainwright.

            Trading for Chris Davis now would be like buying a house in Vegas circa November 2007. Okay, maybe not THAT bad, but you will not be getting true value!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice analogy….

  37. BSW says:
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    Would you lose any of the following for Jose Fernandez?

    J. Parker, Estrada, T. Milone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  38. Goose says:
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    Pick one for tomorrow:
    Burnett @ LAD
    Tillman vs MIN
    Bauer @ TB

    …and one for Sunday:
    Fernandez @ NYM
    Hammel vs MIN
    Ryu vs PIT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tillman, Hammel

  39. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Burnett and Hammel

  40. Malarkey says:
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    ::Double Take:: did I just see recommendations for Marmol and Valverde? Did we not just establish the need to avoid getting “Marmoled” or the inadequacies of Valverde? The SAGNOF force is much to strong in this one…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SAGNOF indeed

  41. Steve says:
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    I’m cursed. Richards an out away from my first Hold of the week (and I really need it), next thing…

    Maybe I’ll get some Duensing action in BAL…

  42. OaktownSteve says:
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    Jackie Bradley doesn’t seem like he’s got the skill set to be a super high fantasy impact player this year so I don’t get pitching half your FAAB dollars at him. But there’s also no doubt that he’s a super special kid. I could see him being really useful if you can get him cheap. Could end up hitting up in the Boston order if there are injuries. Would not be surprised to see the kid pitch in a .300 average, 15 home runs, 25 steals and a bunch of runs and some rabies. I’ve learned in life never to underestimate these freaky high achieving, happy, charismatic positive types (they are easy for me to spot…just look for my opposite).

    • JoeC says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I knew you were white!

    • ReleasetheMcKraken says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I would be thrilled if he gave all of the Red Sox rabies…

  43. HoustonAstros8538 says:
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    Shallow league so no way I hold more than one catcher. Should I drop J. Lucroy for Avila, Flowers, Buck, etc., or just hold tight?

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I prefer Avila a tad, push comes to shove…

      • HoustonAstros8538 says:
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        @Grey: Push always comes shove in fantasy sports. Thanks for your thoughts- I’m taking the Tiger.

  44. Tony says:
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    D Brown or Marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  45. Yu Dickey says:
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    Grey or anyone else, would appreciate the help!

    Brandon Philips for my Matt Harvey in a standard 5 X 5 yahoo roto league?
    Other starters i have rostered, Greinke, Sale, Morrow, Zimmerman, Jaime Garcia, Edwin Jackson and Jose Fernandez. And i have Kimbrel, Soriano, Axford and Veras as my closers

    my offence is pretty poor though although i have Chase utley at 2B i have an IF spot to fill which i’m currently doing with Berkman and Chris Davis(allen Craig is my 1B). With this trade i can move Craig and Davis to the outfield while using the IF spot on Berkman. My other outfielders(for 4 spots) are Upton, Melky, Pagan, David Murphy(who i’m really high on) and Coco, obviously extremely weak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Phillips…

  46. Yu Dickey says:
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    oh and thank you Grey for all your work

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…

  47. Steve says:
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    Adam Jones, just go away and leave me the hell alone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Stevabermetrics is working well for me right now…

    • JoeC says:
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      @Steve: I’m diggin’ the new pair of shoes (two are always better than one anyways).

  48. Yu Dickey says:
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    and also meant use the IF spot on utley not berkman, sorry for too many posts

  49. Chris says:
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    Hello,
    Who should I hold on to/ look to get rid of
    Wade Miley, Jeff Keppinger, Trevor Plouffe, Sergio Santos, Trevor Rosenthal….
    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Miley and Plouffe but I have no idea who you’re dropping them for…

      • Chris says:
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        I am in a 12 team H2H keeper league and I need to add Starters…
        What are your thoughts on Bud Norris? Wei-Yin Chen, Skaggs, and Andrew Bailey are the top ranking pitchers on the saver-waiver wire… Thoughts?
        Thanks for your help

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d grab Norris but they’re all streamers depending on match ups…

  50. Wilsonian says:
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    Dom Brown coming up big already on Buy/Sell Friday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love that!

  51. Q says:
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    Choo or Desmond Jennings next week in a weekly league? Choo is my normal starter, but 3 lefties on the Cincy schedule next week….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings

  52. RandomItalicizedVoice says:
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    Sir Grey,

    Do you prefer Bourjos or the mini-Donkey?

    Happy Friday. Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bourjos

  53. Matthew says:
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    What up Grey?

    So stoked on the start of a great season.

    So I showed you all 4 of my team including my higher stakes team and you like. I ended up getting Harvey in 2 or 3 out of 4 of my leagues. I seriously love all my teams so I’m having trouble dropping people. I’m gonna show you this team below so maybe you can help make a suggestion.

    Henderson is available and someone just dropped Fujikawa.

    Who should I pick up and who should I drop

    Oh and I drafted Kuroda as my like 4thish in like 3 leagues, should I be nervous? I’m not stressing cause I have guys like Harvey Milone Estrada etc after.

    Bungarner
    Scherzer
    Peavy
    Kuroda
    Estrada
    Milone
    Niese
    Miley
    Boggs
    Holland
    Wilhelmson
    Janseen

    S Perez
    Goldschmidt
    Scutaro
    Zimmerman
    Jose Reyes
    McCutche
    Choo
    Gordon
    Ike Davis
    Todd Frazier
    Bonifacio
    Andrelton Simmons

    Suggestions?

    PS: repost, believe Harvey thread may have ended.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop right now… Hold tight…

      • Matthew says:
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        @Grey: Thought so, once again. Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  54. scott says:
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    Got Moose…. slow annoying start but its early. Someone got a little excited about Bauer making a start and dropped Frazier. Drop Moose for him or Belt? Use #3 waiver or no? Others in league have expressed interest in him as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Frazier

  55. JoeC says:
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    I don’t think I’d be able to hold it to just spooning with Jessica Alba. I’m pretty sure there would be some kind of insertion going on fairly quickly (“quickly” in all respects, natch).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You gotta spoon a little, man, c’mon we’re respectable here…

      • JoeC says:
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        @Grey: Oh, trust me, I would spoon the s*%t out of her… but I’m just sayin’, I wouldn’t be able to resist a little forking (see what I did there?).

        Make sure you watch “The Killer Inside Me” if you haven’t already. If you don’t fall in love with Jessica Alba after watching that movie, then I suggest your family should think about pulling the plug and letting you rest in peace.

        Of course, you probably want to turn it off before she gets slapped around like Rhianna when she makes Chris Brown REALLY mad… like Hulk-mad. But prior to that, the camera just makes beautiful love to her.

        Woooo, it gettin’ hot up here in the Emerald City!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Yeah, not a huge fan of her acting, per se…

          • JoeC says:
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            @Grey: I dare you to point out where I lauded her acting! I’ve seen plywood that could act better than her.

            But she doesn’t really act in Killer Inside Me. She just wears lingere and has fake sex with Casey Affleck (ignore him or, as I did, tape off that half of the television).

            It’s like watching a Shannon Tweed movie (back in the day). You ain’t sittin’ there with your Oscar ballot handy (unless, of course, it’s a highly-absorbent ballot).

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh! Okay, yeah, that movie sounds awesome then… My bad!

  56. Ryan says:
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    Moustakas is killing me early…do is start Todd Frazier at 3b and trade moose for a bag of balls?
    Maybe I can get a saves guy like Wilhemsen?
    10 team standard
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you have Frazier… Take a closer…

  57. mike says:
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    Hey Grey, just wondering who you feel has more upside for this season and the future.. Jarrod Parker or Brett Anderson. Also where exactly does their upside lay… potential top 30 SPers? Top 20 eventually? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker… Maybe top 25…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hold Motte for now…

  58. Odibe McDowell says:
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    That was wunnerful, just wunnerful.

    Iswakuma a Buy or Hisashi a Sell? And also asking about an As AJ Griffin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d buy both… Don’t think you can sell them for anything…

      • Odibe McDowell says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, 4×4, 10 team (4 reserves), MLB league those dudz are available. We don’t like thinking too hard. Nolan Reimold is available, too, I’ll pick him up and trade him into one of your leagues if your Commish allows it.

        Have a good weekend, enjoy Hamilton/Pujols going Nash/Howard and getting Scoscia Mike Browned.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, you too!

  59. CT Old School says:
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    That Scarface quote never gets old!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Nope!

  60. Grey and Jack Full of Hate — thanks for talking me back of the ledge earlier (regarding Berkman, Torii Hunter, AGon, etc).

    What about this deal? Billy Buter and his Moobs for Torii Hunter + Kendys Morales?

    If AGon starts hitting as he should I can use him in the OF and keep Butler as my 1B.

    No more questions based on AGon despair for a while, I promise!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Butler…

  61. wakeNbake says:
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    Who has the higher upside in dynasty’s.. Jose Fernandez or Gerrit Cole and if you needed pitching would u trade Oscar Taveras for either one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole, wouldn’t trade him…

  62. Chris says:
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    Drop Andrelton Simmons for Everth Cabrera? I figure Simmons gets more runs, Cabrera much more steals. My other SS is Rutledge with Hanley on the DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  63. Gareth says:
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    Hey Grey -You gotta love questionable decisions. Heck some of us wouldn’t even be born without them existing. You ever get bored enough that you gloss over the transaction log in your fantasy league and discover some Doozies, sometimes self-commited?

    What do you think of my league transactions so far? I noticed a few lateral moves and a guy with a rabid fascination for young players (I’m avoiding the Jungle Gym when he’s around). Any Brain Freezes stand out to you, and are any of the dropped guys worth picking up?

    4/5/13 5:02 PM ET pr pelicans rh Maxwell, Justin CF HOU – Added
    Maybin, Cameron CF SD – Dropped 4/8/13
    4/5/13 6:51 AM ET Trout fishing Pettitte, Andy SP NYY – Added
    Hudson, Tim SP ATL – Dropped 4/8/13
    4/5/13 4:07 AM ET Diamond Czars Buck, John C NYM – Added
    Lynn, Lance SP STL – Dropped 4/8/13
    4/4/13 1:22 PM ET pr pelicans rh Ross, Cody CF ARI – Added
    Nakajima, Hiroyuki SS OAK – Dropped 4/8/13
    4/4/13 1:06 PM ET swishmas Valverde, Jose RP DET – Added
    Hellickson, Jeremy SP TB – Dropped 4/8/13
    4/3/13 12:10 PM ET MAKE IT RAIN Parra, Gerardo LF ARI – Added
    Ruggiano, Justin LF MIA – Dropped 4/8/13
    4/2/13 6:48 PM ET pr pelicans rh Bradley, Jackie CF BOS – Added
    Martin, Leonys OF TEX – Dropped 4/8/13
    4/2/13 7:55 AM ET Trout fishing Iannetta, Chris C LAA – Added
    Cowgill, Collin RF NYM – Dropped 4/8/13
    4/2/13 7:54 AM ET Trout fishing Cowgill, Collin RF NYM – Added
    Ludwick, Ryan RF CIN – Dropped 4/8/13
    4/1/13 5:42 PM ET Diamond Czars Fernandez, Jose SP MIA – Added
    Gyorko, Jedd 3B SD – Dropped 4/8/13
    3/30/13 6:27 PM ET pr pelicans rh Roberts, Brian 2B BAL – Added
    Walker, Neil 2B PIT – Dropped 3/31/13
    3/30/13 8:00 AM ET Trout fishing Kendrick, Howard 2B LAA – Added
    Dunn, Adam 1B CHW – Dropped 3/31/13
    3/29/13 11:53 AM ET juggyj1 Volquez, Edinson SP SD – Added
    Miley, Wade SP ARI – Dropped 3/31/13
    3/27/13 8:46 AM ET Diamond Czars Lohse, Kyle SP MIL – Added
    Santos, Sergio RP TOR – Dropped 3/31/13
    3/26/13 8:40 PM ET fan for life Kendrick, Howard 2B LAA – Dropped 3/31/13

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, couple of puzzling ones there…

  64. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: In an OBP league who would you drop from Demonic Brown? Carpenter or Bonerface

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carp

  65. Clubber Lane says:
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    Hey Greyster- Love the half ass buy on Chacin! Norris or T Bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Bauer

  66. DiscoD says:
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    Wilhelmsen or Boggs in a 10 Team H2H points league where saves are heavily emphasized?
    Saves: 8pts / K’s: 2pts / Walk: 1pt / Wins: 12pts / Loss: -4pts

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Wilhelmsen is the closer for Seattle. Boggs is the fill in for STL. So Wilhelmsen.

  67. royce! says:
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    Chris Davis GS…gonna go out on a limb here and guess that whomever Steve is facing in a h2h has Davis…yeesh

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I owned him last year in my H2H keeper. I did not keep him. Guess who I’m facing this week? Yuuuuuup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Damn, Stevabermetrics….

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Not facing him but my damn team only has one hit all day. Panda having a shocker.

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve: Effing Perez not much better.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, I got Perez too… Bit yawnstipating on that one so far…

  68. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Valdespin will start tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time…

  69. OaktownSteve says:
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    Chris Davis. Jiminy Crickets.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biogenesis!

  70. Nate says:
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    @Grey
    Would you drop Ruggiano or Hicks for Riemold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruggiano

  71. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Valdespin with leadoff hit in cool new Mets uniforms. They wore this style last year during the Latin heritage Los Mets games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Though not totally excited that he’s in place of Cowgill…

  72. Telemachus says:
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    Grey, Ruggiano gets 4 lefties next week, would you start him over any of: Carlos Gomez, Aoki, Crisp, or Rios? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Crisp…

  73. royce! says:
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    Boy, Haren sure was a steal at 201! So glad I jumped on that! Yay for me and my big fat brain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…. Um… Well… Still early!

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Yeah! Thanks for not gloating…

          • royce! says:
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            @Elijah: That’s just great. Thanks!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Hey, you’re the D-Backs fan right? What happened to Gracie? Is he in jail?

  74. bossmanjunior says:
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    Grey,

    A) Lose Marte for Swisher, Berkman, Cuddyer, Aybar, Segura (bench bat with more emphasis on speed and SS would be bonus but not trump overall best value)

    B) Lose Beckett/Miller for Bauer, Maholm, Miley, Milone, Fiers, Gee

    C) there is no C

    D) Best DL stash: Hart, Eaton, Garza, Luebke, Teixeira, Beachy

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Hold B) Hold D) Hart

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! Have a great weekend, buddy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  75. Poo Holes says:
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    Sawx Nation has dubbed him JBJesus, and the Jr. is part of his name because it’s on the back of his jersey, as noted in a previous comment. Media outlets are all over him cause they need someone to talk about with Bobby V gone. According to them, he can do no wrong. I want to be all aboard the JBJ bandwagon. but I just don’t see anything special. He was “player of the game” on opening day because he had 3 walks, scored a couple runs, and tracked down a deep fly to left. But you’re right, Grey, once Ortiz gets back, things will get crowded. He’s a spark plug guy, probably does more for real baseball than fantasy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they’re lacking anything to care about so they’re pushing him forward…. Like to see what they’re gonna do with him once Ortiz returns…

  76. letsgobravos says:
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    Frazier! Homer #2 on the year, making grey look pretty damned brilliant.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

  77. letsgobravos says:
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    J UP with a line drive, frozen rope homer for his 3rd of the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very nice…

  78. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Valdespin with two hits but also picked off at first while attempting to steal with Wright at the plate

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m pretty bittersweet on Valdespin right now owning Cowgill…

  79. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    “I Got 5 On It” was played over the PA system at Citi Field around the time Valdespin was being picked off

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Grey: It was the chorus that was played. Still, a very questionable choice with kids and old people in the building. Most hardcore song played in Citi Field. The Shea Stadium winner in this category was “Big Pimpin’”. That song was Derek Bell’s walkup tune.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Endo weed, son, is a type of fertilizer…

  80. nightpandas says:
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    Who would you drop with Hughes starting tomorrow and coming off DL? (15 team roto keep 9)

    Rosenthal (no holds but K and K/9 are cats)
    Gee
    Segura (bench bat)
    Optimus Reim-old (bench bat)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosenthal

  81. letsgobravos says:
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    Braun scratched with neck spasms…damnit. Gaping hole at his spot on both of my teams today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, saw Khris Davis was starting… He’ll prolly hit a grand slam too…

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, Chief Running Balls (a Brewers fan) told me the Braun/Davis news 15 minutes too late. I would have added Davis to my NL team. I have Braun there. Maybe will add Davis and drop Brach. I also have the Cowgill/Valdespin platoon working over there. So far, so good with the NL only. It is fun to rely on lesser players than normal .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I like mixed leagues more but there is a certain joy in getting a Valdespin in NL only, for instance…

  82. Doorstop says:
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    No Braun makes me happy about Miley’s start!

    Also, i wanna activate Tillman off the DL for tomorrow, is Pestano droppable in a 14 teamer?

    Or someone like Miley, Gee, Teheran droppable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Pestano…

  83. letsgobravos says:
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    Choo with another jack. A lot of grey’s favorites are coming through big the first week of the season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love that! Choo-Choo baby!

  84. Kid A says:
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    Reyes staggering off the field. Keep ole yeller alive!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oaktown Steve’s not gonna be a happy camper…

  85. letsgobravos says:
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    Fraizer adds the legs to the slam. Niiiiice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sweet!

  86. Fister Furbush says:
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    Who do you like better as a two starter if you had to choose Grey, Kuroda or Pettite. Both @ Cleveland and home vs Baltimore. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pettitte… Kuroda may not even make the first start…

  87. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Gimme some Moore!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wish I had him in MOORE leagues…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: MOORE or less. It’s better to have some MOORE than to have no MOORE

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aramis is done, that didn’t take long…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: ?

            Carter got his first hit!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Aramis Ramirez got hurt… Came out of the game…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: saw that on mlb.com, gotcha

  88. herschel says:
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    Reds prospect outfielder Billy Hamilton had to leave Friday’s game with Triple-A Louisville due to an apparent shoulder injury. Hamilton had already displayed his blazing speed in the game with three stolen bases, including a swipe of home. He appeared to injure his shoulder diving back into the base on a pick-off attempt, but the Bats have yet to issue an official update on his status.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That doesn’t sound good…

  89. Sky

    Sky says:
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    I’m starting to think Rick Porcello could strikeout 14 Astros. Straily line so far: 3IP, 2 hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My mustache could strikeout 12 Astros…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: It probably has a mean hook

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Throws a hair over 90…

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

            Babys mama is watching new Kids on the Block on the I Pad…..what a great friday….

  90. c0wfunk says:
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    Man.. Wut up wit giancarlo? He looks lost and confused. Rookie struggling on the ropes and he comes up and just waves weakly at every pitch. I know its crazy early and he’ll get it together but he looks bad right now. 0/4 3ks and a weak popup. Ew.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he wasn’t good in April last year then hit like 20 homers in 3 games… Wouldn’t worry about it…

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @Grey: yeah I figure he’s cold.. But irritating to watch. I root for the mets and theyre getting beatup whilst he struggles. Would you consider sitting for a few days and see what happens or just let it ride?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d let him ride…

          • c0wfunk says:
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            @Grey: got himself a double after we switched it off.

            OTOH Frazier w 2 more big flies tonight and 4/5 w 4 RBIs woot

  91. Brendon says:
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    Grey – you magnificent bastard…

    Segura hitting from the two hole with the slam to deep center. Legs coming later. Buy that shizz seven days a week and twice on Tuesday. Please someone bribe Roenicke to keep this lineup once Braun comes back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed… Segura should be there all year…

      • Brendon says:
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        @Grey:

        A-Ram’s injury may open the door for a little while, depending on the severity.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could be… Brewers are a mess right now, and awful if Braun’s injury lingers…

  92. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    ruggiano,cain,reimold?hope you havent already answered this

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reimold

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Grey: thanks boss,let me buy you a drink,damn ,i hope hammilton isnt hurt,i was gonna go see him soon,im 10 miles from the park,we about went last night after we got back from cincy game but we left cincy with a little buzz and 90 minutes later when we got home we were coming down and tired and i needed my computer fix,im getting the i phone 5 tomorrow though,whats the mlb deal you have to watch the games on those and how much

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think it was like $125 and you get every game on your phone/iPad/TV… Can choose which announcers… Watch just highlights… It’s pretty incredible…

          • AL KOHOLIC says:
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            @Grey: cool looking forward to it,drink up,i got you a double ive been slacking on you hehe

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks, man!

  93. letsgobravos says:
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    FRAZIER!!!! EN FUEGO!!! Adds a 2 run jack to his monster day. Double slam + legs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bootyful!

  94. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    Aramis limped off field after a hard slide,no update yet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, didn’t look good…

  95. letsgobravos says:
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    Damnit, Choo comes up with 2 men OB and they go to a rain delay. Up 10-0 in the 7th, really hope they restart this one and give the Choo Choo Train a shot at some more RBIs.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: NVM, apparently just a glitch on yahoo’s gametracker. Choo walks to load the bases.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo Choo!

  96. Steve says:
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    Daniel Murphy. That is all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your opponent, huh?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Nope – me (and probably Rudy) :-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Definitely Rudy… Which means probably me…

  97. Kid A says:
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    Apparently a shot to the coconuts is all it takes for Reyes. Keep thinking with your pinga.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  98. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Would you drop J. Lucroy for Arencibia or J. Buck for a temporary fill-in while they are hot. I got Lucroy in the last pick in the draft. Meaning i punted catcher anyway. Lucroy doesnt even have a hit yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, you can go to JP for now…

  99. Riff Raff says:
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    gents. thoughts….Iannetta or Jesus montero i know its early

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montero

  100. Ryan says:
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    Grey, Reimold or Peter Bourjos? I am in a 12 team league with 5 OF. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reimold

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: Thank you.

  101. Ryan says:
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    And Evan Gattis or John Buck instead of Wilson Ramos? Whom I currently have on my team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty bad all around… Buck for now…

  102. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    frazier with anothe ribbi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wish I had him in more leagues…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: Have him on both teams, but left him on the bench in one which blows. Had I known Braun was sitting, I would have had him in the lineup. I’m winning 12-1 in that league, but my lead in HRs, RBIs, and runs are insurmountable.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sonavabench!

  103. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Fantasy Razzball – I have 47 points today from 3 pitchers (Nova, Kendrick, Marquis), and -40 from Cozart.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Almost a push…

  104. Matt Goodwin says:
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    Should I trade Justin Upton away to get Carlos gonzalez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  105. Carnac says:
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    The only reason opposing pitchers don’t just walk Altuve is to preserve their 2 in 3 chance of a perfect game.

  106. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    ruggiano,cain or quentin

    • royce! says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: I would drop Quentin for Cain…

  107. Scooterboy says:
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    Which one of these would you stream start tomorrow.

    Alex Cobb
    Tommy Hanson
    Trevor Bauer
    Vance Worley

  108. letsgobravos says:
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    Son of a bitch. Cishek getting knocked around. Came in with a 4 run lead and he’s throwing BP.

  109. Herschel says:
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    Any chance Straily stays up after this start or is he definitely being demoted?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Herschel: Actually, it does seem like he’s getting demoted… Crazy…

  110. Carlos says:
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    Yard goes Frazier! Yard goes Frazier!

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @Carlos: Yes! Grey needs to give you a nickel for the rights to that headline. Too bad there won’t be a round up tomorrow.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @letsgobravos: Ha… There will be a roundup (I think), just not from me…

  111. JMT says:
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    Grey- Have #1 waiver spot in 12 team mixed (3 keeper; don’t think that’s relevant to this question) league, more or less standard espn roster, have Castro at SS, Kipnis at 2b, Rutledge at MI, Belt at Util, Z Cozart was dropped earlier today- any chance the 2-HR explosion tonight is a portent of things to come, or should I hold onto the top spot for the inevitable stupid drop by an impatient owner in the next few weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JMT: You don’t need Cozart…

  112. Wilsonian says:
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    Good fake baseball manager: I streamed Straily tonight.

    Bad fake baseball manager: I played Ike over Frazier tonight.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Wilsonian: in an 8 teamer

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: yeah. Frazier is my everyday 1B in my 16 team league. He doesn’t sit there.

  113. Huge Caulk says:
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    Risk Vance Worley tomorrow at Camden?
    Drop Axford now or wait and see if velocity improves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Huge Caulk: Hold Axford… I wouldn’t start Worley there in most leagues…

  114. Cartman 4evs says:
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    Odd man out: Victorino, Reddick, Brown or Reimhold

    Dude in my league really really wants to get rid of BJ Upton. He almost proposed him for my Gio but didn’t earlier in the week. He wants pitching. I have Mad Bum, Gio, Gallardo, Hammel, Estrada, Ryu, Moore and Bailey. No innings limit, yay! Is BJ someone to go after, and if so who is appropriate to give up? My OFs are McCuth, Jones, Choo, Victorino and Reddick with Brown in the Util.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cartman 4evs: Brown… BJ doesn’t really make sense in your OF… You have enough speed…

  115. pager24 says:
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    Grey- thanks again for sharing your knowledge! Would you drop Bonifacio (#5 OF) for Dominic Brown?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @pager24: id see what gret says but im getting worried about his k,s,but i counted on his sb,s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @pager24: I’d take Brown…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @pager24: But different things…

  116. Public Enemy#1 says:
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    Ended up getting Pujols in an auction and then followed him up later on with Goldschmidt and Freeman because I liked the values. We use the standard ESPN roster setting. I decided to float Pujols out there to the league to see what I might be able to get in return. I ended up getting an offer of Stanton straight up for Pujols. My OFseems pretty strong with McCutchen, Choo, Rios, Morse, and Pence. I have Pagan on my bench to spot start. My weakest spot is 3B where I currently have PAlvarez and I’m waiting on the return of Headley. Should I make a push for 3B help by dealing one of my 1Bs or just take Stanton and run? I have to admit that Pujols’ knees/feet worry me.

      • Public Enemy#1 says:
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        @gbaked: Ha, I take that as a compliment to my offense! Thank you. My staff in that league is decent with Latos, Zimmermann, Gallardo, Samardzija, and Teheran. There’s a limit of 200 games started for our SPs. and this is a 10-team league, so there’s plenty of SPs to stream from the wire. I also have Wilhelmsen, Perkins, Balfour, Boggs, Jansen and Rosenthal as pen arms.

  117. better sp for next week? 5×5 roto.

    McCarthy – Pit
    Gee – @Phi
    Correia – NYM @KC (FA. Will drop Cowgill or Kazmir… prob Cowgill)

  118. Votto-voom says:
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    reimold or pagan?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Votto-voom: Reimold… But different things…

      • Votto-voom says:
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        @Grey:

        I understand they are different, and I appear to be more set in the power categories. Runs don’t count in my league, so the steals would be the advantage. Isn’t it too early to be discounting the better player in order to “do the math”?

        On another note, do you not put that mustache on a pillow at some point?

  119. Sheriff McRawDawg says:
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    20 team mixed league – currently have Braun, Aoki, Bonerface & Marte in the OF, w/ Brantley on the bench. OF waiver options I’m pondering: Duda, Delmon Young, and your man crush Reimold for more potential power… don’t think I need to make a move yet, but I’m really not big on Brantley; thinking one of the other 3 could be more of a wild card in the long run..

    thoughts?

    Dare I say that McLouth is also available…

      • Sheriff McRawDawg says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the reply. where do you think Reimold will settle in the order, if any higher?

        Also – I’m working with a Bruquin Rondoit in the pen myself.. should I drop either or both (now) for Rosenthal (best of the remaining handcuffs of handcuffs), or hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          5th maybe… I’d hold for right now…

  120. Steve says:
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    Yikes, that Wilhelmsen Save almost got very ugly for the relievers-only crowd. Bad enough anyway…

  121. DILinator says:
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    I mentioned this in response to your response to my question in this morning’s write up. It doesn’t appear you’re still checking that thread though, so I’ll ask here. If I offered Gio Gonzalez, Matt Harvey, Budd Norris, Barry Zito, and Shelby Miller, in exchange for Steven Strasburg, David Price, and Jose Fernandez, would he be crazy to accept? I don’t want to take advantage of the guy, as he’s new to the league, but you indicated that deal he offered without Norris, Zito, and Price, wasn’t good enough for me to take, so I’m considering this counter. So is is pretty even? Should I add Gerrit Cole on top of those guys, or in place of Zito to make it more fair? I just don’t want to enrage the league by making a lopsided trade with the guy… What are you thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DILinator: He wouldn’t be crazy… The trade isn’t that bad for the person getting Gio… Actually, might end up better for them…

  122. Steve says:
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    Jansen really needs to keep his shit together here…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Steve: don’t jinx it, i need the win and the save

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: Attaboy. Second Hold of the day, made the right guys active for once…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Steve: tragedy averted

  123. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, in a 12 team 5×5 mixer, are you dropping Billy Hamilton or Starling Marte for Reimold or Heisey? Which one? Are you starting Reimold or Heisey over Swisher, Pence, Gardner or Middlebrooks?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alcesto: Reimold over Swisher… Lose Hamilton…

  124. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    nice day for greinke moore and minor owners

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: I just got home… GREINKE! Thank you, Lord. Now 32 more starts. Please.

  125. Nathan says:
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    Greinke looked pretty good tonight. I love the 1st week of the season when I get free MLB-TV and can watch all the games.

    Happy about Straily and his 11 K’s against the Astros. I saw some of the game too and my god are they awful. They were bailing out Straily left and right.

    Am I insane to think I should stream Colon, Saunders, or Maurer in roto? What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, not crazy at this point for Maurer… I wouldn’t touch Saunders or Colon…

  126. SmokeTNT says:
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    Dynasty league, Reimold over these place holders: David Murphy, Jason Kubel, Garret Jones?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Jones

      • SmokeTNT says:
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        @Grey: I went ahead and dropped Murphy before seeing the reply. I hope I did good Grey, I hope I did good. (have a metric buttload of OF)

  127. Melvin says:
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    Have my 12 team5x5 AL only keeper league auction tomorrow…..lots of beer…laughs….smoked meat….great day!!!
    Just wondering……..Grey, what is your ideal ratio mix for pitchers and hitters? You a 180/80 guy? Any help/tip would be awesome.
    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds wonderful… Aim for between $80 and $100 with pitching…

  128. Thrilla says:
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    Lose Kelly Johnson for Daniel Murphy in 12 team roto league? Infante available too.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go Murphy…

  129. Marti says:
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    Have my n l auction Sunday. Late I know. What trends are you seeing in n l auction eagues. This is a 10 team league and next year we have unlimited keepers. 260 budget.

    My team rosario 6 Goldie 11 gyorko 6 marte 6 and srasburg 18 but I would say 3 teams have better keepers than me. Any advice would be appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marti: Tell the three teams with better keepers the auction has been moved to Monday.

  130. Beans says:
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    Hello Grey, all,
    After a few years of H2H, I’m playing roto for the first time. 11 team 7×7 (QS, L) 1550 IP. Do you think this staff is strong/big enough or should I should I trade from offense, a position of strength, to pick someone up. I have a surplus of OF’s, and could offer Choo, A Jax or Rios. Also, Miley is on waivers.

    Staff is:

    Hamels
    Latos
    Samardzija
    McCarthy
    Cobb
    Fiers
    Papelbon
    Romo
    League
    Marmol

    Thanks in advance. Keep up the good work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Beans: Pitching looks fine for now…

  131. Eric says:
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    Grey, can I get some trade advice?

    In an 12 Team H2H 5×5 League would you trade.

    1) Carlos Santana, Ian Kinsler, and Todd Frazier

    for

    2) Matt Wieters, Robinson Cano, and Joe Nathan?

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @Eric: Kinsler side, close enough.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: It looks fair… I wouldn’t…

  132. goodfold2 says:
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    s’up greymandu. H2H league. Have 4 starters tomorrow; I question whether to bench 2 of them or not. I am winning W’s by 3 and Opp only has 2 more starts total for week. We also have Losses as category and I am tied with 1. I’m killing ERA and WHIP by a lot. K’s losing by 9 but i have deeper bullpen and if i start all of my pitchers will likely win K’s, but could cough up 3 other cats. So obviously i start
    Scherzer
    Niese
    but it makes sense to bench?
    Happ (at home vs interestingly hot hitting BOS)
    Fiers (at home vs decent hitting ARI and MIL is suddenly in serious injury trouble,also bullpen fears,also Fiers had terrible spring)

    After looking back another option opens up, why not simply bench all non-starters (winning saves, but only by 1, he only has Rodney) to *likely* lock up Wins/era/whip and thus punting K’s for the week? Thanks for the help as team is kicking ass currently and not only due to crappy week from Opp’s team; drafted very much constant to you/Rudy’s rankings.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i did, then i got lucky when niese looked bad but only allowed 1.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he didn’t look that bad…

          • jason batteiger says:
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            @Grey: Yr right, when I first saw his whip i figured bunch of walks, but, no, only 2. I ended up benching Happ,Fiers (thank god), and even Scherzer lost K’s by doing so; but locked up whip,era, and losses. Went 10-2-1, so great week anyway. Lost RBI’s by 1.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice…

  133. RyKo says:
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    The 2nd season of Lost compared to some of the later is not even close to being as bad, as I still love to blare Ep. 1 on Netflix from time to time (PLAY YOUR ON KIND OF MUSIC)

    And my connection dropped during my draft at a friends & auto’d me Sabathia in the 3rd. Wasn’t thrilled then or now. Thanks for adding to that.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @RyKo: Lost is a progressive tird, each season kept getting worse than the previous.

      See if you can trade CC for Szmardja and a another player

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RyKo: That sucks on CC…

  134. Dani says:
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    Limited to 25 moves for the season, drop Marte for Parra or hold? Lucroy for Buck?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dani: Hold, hold

  135. GR says:
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    Yo Grey…would you start Tommy Hanson today against Texas? I have a great ERA/WHIP going…

    • Wake Up says:
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      @GR: You drafted Hanson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GR: No

      • GR says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks Grey…
        @Wake Up—-it’s a 20 Team League

  136. Barnie-Not Darwin says:
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    Scouring the waiver wire for another possible Savior with handcuffs. Already have Betancourt and Cishek and am looking at Wilton Lopez, Rex Brothers, Matt Belisle, Mike Dunn. Jim Henderson is available also. Please rank these dudes for me, oh wise Greybeered.

  137. Frank Lynch says:
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    10 man team h2h points. Whats up Grey!! Sorry I know you saw my lineup already and I’m not gonna ask you who to pick but I was wondering if you can just tell me where I need hel at,batters or SP,RP? I was looking at your Buy list and There very tempting. Just seeing where I need help would be appreciated.. Just wanna fill that extra bench spot. Thanks!!!
    1st prince fielder
    2nd jose altuve
    3rd Ryan zimmerman
    SS jose reyes
    C matt wieters
    OF Andrew MCcuthen
    OF Matt holliday
    OF carlos Beltran
    Starlin castro
    carl crawford
    bret gardner
    josh reddick
    alfanso soriano
    mark Teixera
    SP Cole Hammels
    SP Mat Latos
    Roy Halladay
    jeff samardzija
    brett anderson
    phil hughes
    Wei-Win Chen
    RP j.j. putz
    RP greg holland

    • Frank Lynch says:
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      I was thinking Arencibia or Reimold maybe for that spot and then dropping hughes for maybe boggs, Shelby Miller or Jason Hammel.. Who would you go for? unless I missed another ace on there..LOl but thery’re all available!!!

  138. Jon says:
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    Start Cozart over Desmond at MI or Gardner at DH?

    Also, can’t wait for the return of SON! How do you feel about Cobb today vs CLE?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: I feel about Cobb… I’d go Cozart, sure…

  139. Wake Up says:
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    Does Al Al still have a shot at becoming Mr. Octaquin Bencokel?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Wake Up: I would, who you thinkin of grabbing?

      On the other hand, if it’s nothing sexy, I could seeing holding for another couple of days

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Yeah, I’d hold…

  140. grey-

    out of all your buys today, which would you pick up for fifth outfielder if I am short on steals?
    I assume you like these guys better than Juan Pierre, which is who I am dropping for one of these guys.

    Appreesh

  141. Random Collmenter says:
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    Drop Aaron hicks for reimold? What about dropping him for Maxwell if I need a few extra SBs?

    Drop Welington Castillo for Brantly?

    Thanks!

    • jesse says:
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      @Random Collmenter: how do add a photo next to my name? Thanks!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @jesse: go to gravatar.com

        • jesse says:
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          @Grey: @Jack Full of Hate: I am overbrimming with patriotic fever for you grant me kind assistance. haha seriously though, I don’t know if you are a SABER nerd or not but I was looking at Greinke’s xFIP and over the last few seasons his xFIP is consistently lower than his ERA. I drafted him as my #1 in a very competitive league so fingers crossed

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, I’m praying for an insane year from him… Everything is lined up for it, except the elbow… He can’t ask for a better division…

            • jesse says:
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              @Grey: I notice you seem to prefer xFIP to FIP. Do you think it is a better number and if so, why?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                xFIP is better, it normalizes for home runs…

    • Random Collmenter says:
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      @Random Collmenter:

      Also, I was offered Frazier + Utley for Beltre. OBP league. My 2B is ugly (Mark Ellis).

      U like?

      • Random Collmenter says:
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        @Grey: what about my Beltre trade offer?

        Thanks man!!

  142. 3FingersBrown says:
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    @Grey: How would you rank these guys?

    Cain, Reimold, Moss, Ruggiano, Saunders

      • 3FingersBrown says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. I’ve got Moss and Cain right now, but I always like my pastrami on Reim – especially in an OBP league.

        Speaking of Baltimore, I finally got around to watching The Wire a few months back. Best thing I’ve ever seen. My mother was born in Charm City. It all makes sense now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Is your mom like D’Angelo’s mom?

          • 3FingersBrown says:
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            @Grey: Kinda… but more Jewish. She was always into some kinda hustle.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hahaha… She ever make you cope to a deal you didn’t want to?

              • 3FingersBrown says:
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                @Grey: Fortunately she never got got!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Phew!

  143. jesse says:
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    here is a list of 30 guys I drafted, will you please rank and evaluate them all? Just kidding! But seriously, Greinke’s elbow has me nervous. Should I try to trade him?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @jesse: did you not see him yesterday, he killed it.

      • jesse says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: He sure did. And it was great to see. But he was kept under a pitch count of 100 and started to wear down in the 7th. Elbow injuries scare me. I thinking that performance might be a good time to deal him for a Matt Cain type (not saying I could pull that deal straight up, or anything)

  144. paulzone says:
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    I have an open spot for an sp, which one (w, l, k, era, whip, gidp) should I add:

    jo-fer
    bauer
    macdonald
    fiers
    gee
    mccarthy
    chen
    straily
    volquez
    hanson

    Thanks!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @paulzone: Fernandez until tomorrow, see how his first start goes and if he gets hammered then drop him for Gee

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: Speaking of getting hammered…this Bauer thing is gonna get ugly today.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Wake Up: I’m going to take the over on walks at 5

  145. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Kuroda and Ichiro for Casey Jannsen and Stubbs?

  146. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Hey yo the Big fragu…..can you believe this guy

    Cowgill sits again, this time for newhenwhatever….I guess the Mets want Less Cowgill

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: I’m a believer in the Big FraGu…I picked him up…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Wake Up: he’s sitting today

  147. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey guys wusup.. Is someone else answering his questions for now or today?? Sorry didn’t know cause I saw questions being answered after mine, I just didn’t wanna miss it, Ya know.

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        oh thanks… The tjhing is that I dont have to drop anybody cause i need to draft one more player.. So should I grab Reimold for Soriano then put someone like bArencibia for the blank bench spot or should I grab a RP like Boggs, Hammel or Miller? Even if I grab a batter I can still replace one of my pithchers for one of these guys like Hughes? Unless you like Hughes?

        • Frank Lynch says:
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          Thanks again Grey I really appreciat it

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grab Miller

          • Frank Lynch says:
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            Your the man!!!

  148. JT says:
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    Grey-
    Points league:
    1. Dom Brown, Brett Gardner, or stash Texeira on our one bench spot?
    And while I have you here:
    Fiers, Vargas, Chen, Buerhle, Ervin Santana, Brett Meyers, Gavin Floyd, or Jose Fernandez?
    If you don’t mind, can you rank these less than desirable options?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner… Fiers, Fernandez…

  149. AJ says:
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    If you don’t understand the hype with Bradley then why is he in your “Buy” section?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @AJ: I think it’s because he is a serviceable player to use for the time being. Especially in the E$PN 5 OF format. But nothing to get all giddy about.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cause he’s better than Joe Schmohawk….

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: yeah! you tell him Grey

  150. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Heisey or Saunders, its backup OF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heisey

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I already made the move, Saunders is on waivers in that league

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: Do you and the coug ever do Dodger games or does she not like the baseball so much?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cougs would do a dodger game every weekend if I wanted to… We went to one last year, I think…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: thats awesome!….that she would like to go so much. But you? I think we went to one last year? not cool hommie!

                I only do a few every year, I’m always offered tickets, just never go.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, it’s just kinda nice to sit at home and watch every game then go watch two teams whose players who may not have… I may have to go see Greinke though… Cougs actually knows more about other sports than me… She watched the March Madness thing, I didn’t…. She used to produce some sports show in Chicago too…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: you’re the baseball savant and she is just a cool chick!

                    you can watch the games on your phone while at the game. Greinke andd Kershaw are two games on my list.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      True on both accounts… Bring my iPad and watch the games while at the games… Steve might know better, but is there any way to watch the games and use other apps?

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: Paging Steve….Paging Steve

  151. wakeNbake says:
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    Wily Peralta, Felix Doubront, Bud Norris… drop any of these SP for Tommy Hanson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • wakeNbake says:
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        @Grey: gracias

  152. Matthew says:
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    Grey,

    You think John Lackey will have a bounce back year? Worth a pickup if he s doing well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  153. slew says:
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    Lackey just left game holding his bicep…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Figures

  154. Mike says:
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    Drop Jesus Montero for Tyler FLowers. I still think Montero has some projection left in him but he seems to get benched an awful lot and I refuse to carry 2 catchers on my squad. Too early to make a move like this? Thanks.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Mike: its too early, hold on montero

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold…

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks fellas

  155. SouthBendSamson says:
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    Grey,

    In a real 3B emergency with A-ram going down – “best” available on waivers in my 12 team mixed is Jeff Keppinger. Got any lesser known guys with some upside for me or am I gonna have bite the bullet and trot Juan Francisco out there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson?

      • SouthBendSamson says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Think he’ll find the majority of playing time? little concerned about the platoon so far.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’d be more concerned about Keppinger playing all of the time…

  156. Mike says:
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    Stream Masterson vs TB (Price) or Harrell vs Oak (Anderson)?
    Yes, they are my only 2 choices

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrell

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: killed me

  157. Steve says:
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    Any word on whether Braun will go today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just uncertainty…

  158. Trailblazin says:
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    Drop Hicks for Reimold or Infante in a dynasty? Hicks is frustrating me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reimold

  159. Steve says:
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    Choo on that!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I second that.

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Have him on three of my four teams. He was auto picked for me in the rcl when the draft app froze…

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Steve: Cha-Ching, or is it… Choo-ching!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe this is the year it was meant to be… Kinda wish I had Aroldis on every team, even as a closer… He is so filthy…

  160. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: drop sal Perez for JP or popeil that ish? 12 team 5×5 weekly roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  161. Howard says:
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    My roster in a ten-team mixed 6 by 6, including OBP and Quality starts:

    Team Smith
    C Salvador Perez 4
    1B Prince Fielder 29
    2B Dustin Pedroia 23
    3B Evan Longoria 23
    SS Jose Reyes 22
    2B/SS Chase Utley 7
    1B/3B David Freese 3
    OF Desmond Jennings 14
    OF Shin-Soo Choo 15
    OF Nelson Cruz 13
    OF Andre Ethier 8
    OF Nick Swisher 3
    UTIL Lance Berkman 2
    P Mat Latos 16
    P Jordan Zimmermann 16
    P Matt Moore 16
    P Max Scherzer 14
    P Addison Reed 7
    P Sergio Romo 8
    P Greg Holland 6
    P Glen Perkins 3
    P Tom Wilhelmsen 3
    BE Dexter Fowler 1
    BE Todd Frazier 3
    BE Wilin Rosario 1

    A guy in my league has expressed interest in making a trade, he could use a closer. He says he’s interested in Fielder, Utley, Jennings, Moore, Romo, Holland and Reed. He’s willing to give up any combo of Votto, Bautista, Stanton, Wainwright, Lester, Samardzija, and Weeks.

    Any thoughts on a viable trade here that would make my team better? Grey said he thought my team may be lacking in power, maybe I should target Stanton? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton or Bautista for Reed or Holland or Romo and Cruz?

      • Howard says:
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        @Grey: Would you offer Jennings and a closer for Stanton or Bautista? Do I have enough speed elsewhere to compensate for the loss of Jennings? Thanks again Grey.

  162. Snake Hips says:
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    I own Fowler. He’s hitting out of his mind right now. Should I try to get someone better for him if I can? Say a Des Jennings? Or should I just hold and see where Dexter takes me?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you can get Jennings, get him…

  163. Steve says:
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    Grey – you mean have the game going in one corner of the screen and be doing other stuff as well? Don’t think so, but don’t know for 100% sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I think you’re right… Okay, so there’s one drawback… Really surprised Apple hasn’t figured out to have two apps going at once…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: games on the phone, other apps on the pad?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          To specify, I have a WordPress app that I comment back to the comments with, but I also have the MLB app… Don’t want to lose game while commenting…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey: @Grey: If you press the home button on the iPad twice, quickly, the most recent apps you have used will appear in a row at the bottom of the screen, so you can swap back and forth that way…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I lose the game when I do that though…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey: Oh. I thought that had worked for me. Must have misremembered…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No worries… Braun’s out today, FYI…

                  • Steve says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah, thanks. Was gonna post a link that included the news of Aramis going on the DL, but couldn’t get to the site for a bit.

                    Picked up Dom Brown to sub for him in the ol’ H2H.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Gotcha…

  164. Steve says:
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    Is Kenley good to go on back to back days?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I doubt it at this point unless they’re in an extra inning game or a real jam…

  165. Prezii says:
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    Its Miller time!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fingers crossed…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey: looked sharp in the first… Its just the higantes! ;)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          MLB restrictions… Ugh, I can’t watch…

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey: they dont allow you to watch unless you fill out an approval of gay marriage… Thats just how SF rolls..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m married to Giancarlo, that’s not enough?

              • Prezii says:
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                @Grey: that might work actually! Im sure they’ll like the whole interracial thing as well..

                But yeah, 2-0 count, Pence blasted 1 to dead center. Nibnled for the two then gave him a straight heater down the pipe. Pence was sitting on it. Rookie mistake…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Damn and Rudy has Pence in the RCL… Double whammy!

                  • Steve says:
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                    @Grey: I have him in the RCL too – and for $6 in a keeper. I think I’ve been cheating on you with Rudy in my drafts this year…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I think you might’ve… We do have him in Friends and Family and a CBS league though….

                    • Tony says:
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                      @Steve: not sure why people were sleeping on pence last yr, he might be the best OF bargain of 2013, i dont wanna jump the gun, but the guy was going 8th ish round on? thats wild he knocked in 100+ last yr, had 24HRs, and had an off yr avg wise batting .253, major outlier from the career averages…. SF is no dream to hit in, but i gave the guy some cred for his past, i own him everywhere….

                  • Prezii says:
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                    @Grey: just one mistake! He didnt go into a shell after though, he came right at belt and crawford. Thats like going right at the Olsen twins but, he bounced back none the less.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha… Nice…

                    • Tony says:
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                      @Prezii: commenting to my comment above! i meant sleeping on him THIS yr…..

                    • Prezii says:
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                      I sleep on pillows… I guess Pence would be kinda comfortable though…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha!

  166. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: 5 x 5 mixed weekly roto no innings cap. Need 3 starters for next week. Who do you like?

    Homer @ stl
    Teheran @ was
    J Zimm vs cws
    Parker @ laa, vs det
    S Miler vs mil

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bottom three…

  167. Ethan Steing says:
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    As a long-term starter, vogelsong or zito?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogelsong

      • Tony says:
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        @Grey: wow grey you must HATE zito because i know you’re not a fan of vogelsong… haha

        • Prezii says:
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          @Tony: an 80 MPH fumethrower.. ill take me pitching over Zito!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do hate Zito, Vogel’s just okay…

  168. gamebreakers says:
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    Hello Mr Grey. Need your advice if you will please.
    14 team league… R. HR.RBI. S. Avg. OBP. SLG. Fld% & Asst.
    Considering Reimold as a replacement for my 4th OF. Currently have

  169. Long Bawls says:
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    2 IBB or not to 2 IBB, that’s not the question. The question is: really, for Pujols?

    • Prezii says:
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      @Long Bawls:its not that they’re afraid of pujols, they are just not afraid at all of the guy behind him.

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Prezii: Yeah, which is sort of crazy. I think they misunderstood Hamilton when he said he wouldn’t take any more hits…

        • Prezii says:
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          @Long Bawls: haha! I think hes getting plenty of hits, thats why he looks such a mess.. i dunno man, you can tell hes not all there.

          • Long Bawls says:
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            @Prezii: Interesting! I haven’t seen him so I assumed it was just early season/bad luck. But sounds like it’s more…glad I didn’t draft him, anyway.

  170. gamebreakers says:
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    Hello Mr Grey. Need your advice if you will please.
    14 team league… R. HR.RBI. S. Avg. OBP. SLG. Fld% & Asst.
    Considering Reimold as a replacement for my 4th OF. Currently have G.Jones. he gets playing time when Trout,JUpton & Cespedes has an off day but also my only backup for 1B (pujols). I usually play good fielders in UT because of the assist we we count in scoring. Also, thinking of stashing Arod or should I stay away? It is an unlimited keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Jones… Forget A-Rod for now…

  171. MikeZ says:
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    2 of these 4 guys for my util spot: Kubel, Chris Carter, Domonic Brown, Colby Rasmus. I’m probably a little short on power…

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @MikeZ: Brown and Rasmus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brown, Rasmus

  172. Nick says:
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    Hi Gray,

    what do you think of Mauer & Boggs for Holliday & Putz? I have Wieters & J. Buck as other catchers in a 12 team roto league….figured Id back a quick move on the catcher position and get a solid outfielder!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holiday side…

  173. Long Bawls says:
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    Early goings still, but Gardner not looking great at the plate this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  174. Steve says:
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    Moustakas taking a seat today. Royals going RHB heavy against Lannan…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yuck… That’s not a good sign…

  175. Steve says:
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    Come on Panda – I need more than this…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Steve: I fell your pain-da

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Steve: I hate the Giants but I have to love that fat little bowling ball on two teams this year.

    • Prezii says:
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      @Steve: there ya go steve!

  176. a1r fann1ng says:
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    straily droppable in a 12 team mixed now that hes demoted? or should i hold for potential

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @a1r fann1ng: drop, it was the stros

  177. Long Bawls says:
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    Christ, Tillman!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully he settles down…

  178. Steve says:
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    This Norris nonsense needs to stop. I can’t be having this…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looking good so far, yeah…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: He needs to get torched. Sorry.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, figured…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Au Shizz!

  179. Long Bawls says:
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    Not sure if he’s illmanic or stillmanic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…

  180. Long Bawls says:
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    Ridiculous to drop Kendrys for Segura? I feel like it’s the difference between watching paint dry and watching a leprechaun kick you in the nuts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold…

  181. Long Bawls says:
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    The Plouffe is in the pounding!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  182. Tony says:
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    GREY- 12 teamer H2H, 10×10 cats, alot of teams not valuing saves in our league 3 have been dropped, who’s your favorite to snag right now out of: Balfour, Parnell, veras?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Balfour

  183. aj says:
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    5×5 10 team roto
    who do you drop for segura?
    3B Trevor Plouffe
    SS Danny Espinosa
    2B/SS Josh Rutledge
    Bench Kendrys Morales,
    Bench Mike Moustakas
    P Kyle Lohse,
    P Shelby Miller
    Bench Jose Fernandez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold there…

  184. Kid A says:
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    What is this game where 10 college students chase after an inflated piece of rubber? Gimme some beisbol damnit!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Kid A: last time i saw that they were just trying to get laid

  185. Long Bawls says:
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    Haven’t seen a Castro do so much damage to a Colon since Milk was in office…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Long Bawls: Hey Now!

    • Kid A says:
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      @Long Bawls: 24 karat comedy right there. love it.

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Kid A: Uch. I think I offended myself.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Long Bawls: don’t feel bad, it’s funny….not that there is anything wrong with it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  186. Trevor

    Tggq21 says:
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    Ugh holland with the blown save. Just what I needed

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Tggq21: damnit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dammit!

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Grey: Not Gouda!

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Long Bawls: that one was a little cheesy lb

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

  187. Long Bawls says:
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    Jesus. Another Marmoltdown and Fujikamikaze. Not a good night to…well, just not a good a good night, period.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes

  188. malamoney says:
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    Would you trade Morse and Teheran for James Shields?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @malamoney: I wouldn’t

        • Long Bawls says:
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          @malamoney: I’d do it for Greinke, maybe, if you have power in your OF already.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @malamoney: I agree with LB, for Greinke its worth it. Shields at best will be a high 3 starter by the end of the year. Greinke is my pick for NL cy young this year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, for Greinke…

          • malamoney says:
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            @Grey: Thanks guys. That’s assuming Long Bawls is a guy. I went back at him before reading this saying my interest really wasn’t there in Shields and he replied saying Grienke might be an option.

            Here’s my outfield: Braun, Gordon, Austin Jackson, BJ “I can’t let my brother hit all the home runs” Upton. Soon to be nicknamed KO Upton. Also got Cain, Marte, Taveras and Wil Myers.

            Grey, has anyone ever been you for Halloween. I am thinking about doing it!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take Greinke and you should be me for Halloween… Definitely!

            • Long Bawls says:
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              @malamoney: Reddick injured, maybe. Chris Young looking like he might be even more of an add…

              • Long Bawls says:
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                @Long Bawls: Whoops. Meant to post that down below (that’s what she…nah)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  189. letsgobravos says:
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    UPTON(S)! /delayed response.

    Just completed a 8 hour round trip drive today. Turned the braves game audio on in the last inning on my MLB at Bat app. It doesn’t get a lot better than that in a regular season game. The chop was deafening before the inning and the announcers reaction to the 2nd homer was classic. Both my fantasy teams are delivering ass whippings this week. All is well with the world.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice/not nice…

  190. letsgobravos says:
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    Just checked my weekly stats on my team that’s winning 13-1 and crushing league records for offensive cats. My worst BA for the week for a starter is .267 (jennings)…aside from Lucroy whose average is a tidy .000. WTF? How long do I hold before I shop for FA fodder?

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: How about swapping him for JP Arencibia who appears to not be allergic to the baseball thus far this season.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure, for the time being… He’ll go ice cold at some point….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends who you want to switch him for…

  191. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Speculating for saves in Chitown, James Russell or Shawn Camp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh… No one… Camp…

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        @Grey: so who do think will be closing on May 1 on that team?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Marmol

  192. Prezii says:
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    Call me corny… But i love me some Cobb! The walks dont butter me tho..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  193. Sean says:
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    Keeper League. I have Dylan Bundy for $4. Someone dropped Madson, who I want to pick up and stash on my DL, but I have to drop a player to do it (I have nobody else I can drop). Is it worth dropping Brady at this point, ? Btw, after I drop him, if he clears waivers I can pick him up again for $8 and I’ll have the room with Madson not taking up a roster spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brady>

  194. Matt says:
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    Need speed in ops SLG 7×7. Have moustakas and Pedro at 3b. Could move prado there. Okay to pick up segura and drop one of Pedro or moustakas? Or is segura not that good?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura is good, but they’re different things… Pedro would be the one I’d drop if I was desperate for speed…

  195. MArk says:
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    Best Sunday stream? Ryu hammel iwakuma ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel

  196. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: is Herrera the pick up in KC? How long of a leash does Holland have?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I picked up Kelvin…

  197. Steve says:
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    Holy cow. 6 home runs in the ol’ H2H today and 7 in the RCL.

    Shaking fist at Cashner and Holland though. I’m behind in ERA and WHIP in my (relievers only) H2H thanks to them, which is most definitely NOT part of the plan. No good starters to stream either. Need another good day’s hitting to sew up the win.

    Need Stras to get lit up tomorrow. Um, yeah…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… Were going good until that last line…

  198. Dani says:
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    Best pitcher over the season?

    Hughes, Westbrook, Ervin Santana, Bedard, T Wood, Eovaldi, Villanueva, W Peralta, Skaggs.

    Thanks!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Dani: I’m going out on a limb and say Charlie Villanueva

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes

  199. TheNewGuy says:
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    What a shituation in Chicago-land. Who’s the best bet for saves right now:
    Marmol, Fuji (soon to be Fukikawa), Camp, Russell (the guys who always get brought into the discussion but rarely close), Greys tasche.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My stache… Marmol…

  200. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Grey : Whats your Cubs closer speculation as they are saying Fuji is now out of the mix as hes as bad as Marmol?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t speculate past Marmol…

  201. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey whats up!! Is over 100 strikeouts a season labeled as alot of strikeouts? Is Barry Zito worth a pickup and last Is 7 outfielders too many cause everyone said my team was good but I never noticed how many I had? I have Teixera on DL so when he’s ready I have to drop one so it’ll be 6 OF but is that ok??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not a lot for Ks…

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Oh I meant for batters if you were wondering.. What about Zito and having 6-7 outfielders to much?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s too much…

  202. Anon says:
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    Which side, Braun or Kemp & Samardjazma or whatever his name is? thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  203. Snake Hips says:
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    Fuji named closer!

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Snake Hips:
      Fuki I was just about to try and trade for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That was fast…

  204. Wake Up says:
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    Dunn is currently leading my team in steals…that’s it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  205. TheNewGuy says:
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    Chilling and courageous story about “Mad Max”. Knew his brother had died last year but dint realise how, yet Scherzer just kept getting better after it on the mound:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/9130536/detroit-tigers-max-scherzer-pitches

    Big respect to Max after reading that. Cannot imagine what it would be like to lose my bro.

    Gonna keep an eye on him even though I dont own him this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, nice story…

  206. Milarky says:
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    So what level of pitcher would you take in return for Sabathia? Based on your pre-season rankings I see you’d take Wainwright, Latos, Scherzer, etc. But how low would you go?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Darvish’s tier…

  207. Milarky says:
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    Would you still take a chance on Jo-Fer if you only get 2 waiver claims for the entire first half? Last year there were some gems available once the season really got rolling (Craig, Dickey, Middlebrooks, etc.), so I was thinking of holding tight for a bit. The wrinkle is we start a rookie pitcher, and I have Peralta and Skaggs for that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t use one of two waiver claims on him…

  208. TheNewGuy says:
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    Got the guts to throw out Jo-fer today in a 12 teamer?

    I normally bench these guys first start out, remember Lincecums debut.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Game looks postponed… I would’ve started him though…

  209. Tiki Torchaz says:
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    Rank plz:

    Quentin, Carter, Hicks, Reimold, Ruggiano, Cozart, Bourjos, Smoak, Lind, Avila

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reimold, Bourjos…

  210. Carnac says:
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    Jose Fernandez is so big it looks like Giancarlo is on the mound.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Carnac: watching Fernandez makes me get a little bigger, I own him a lot!

  211. Keith

    tomscuba says:
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    Need your help Grey. 10 team keeper (keep 4 offensive, 2 pitchers), 7×7 with QS and runners stranded (???) at extra cats—so my plan was to stream pitchers like heck. Problem is, I had to autodraft because of a work thing and ended up with:

    C J.P. Arencibia, Tor C
    1B Paul Goldschmidt, Ari 1B
    2B Howard Kendrick, LAA 2B
    3B Miguel Cabrera, Det 3B
    SS Elvis Andrus, Tex SS
    OF Jason Heyward, Atl OF
    OF Adam Jones, Bal OF
    OF Shin-Soo Choo, Cin OF
    UTIL Evan Longoria, TB 3B, DH
    UTIL Ike Davis, NYM 1B
    Bench Eric Hosmer, KC 1B
    Bench Mike Moustakas, KC 3B
    Bench Domonic Brown, Phi OF
    DL Brett Lawrie, Tor 3B

    P Jaime Garcia, StL SP P Edwin Jackson, ChC SP
    P Hyun-Jin Ryu, LAD SP PP
    P Zack Greinke, LAD SP
    P Hiroki Kuroda, NYY SP
    P Wade Miley, Ari SP
    P Tim Hudson, Atl SP PP
    P Ryan Vogelsong, SF SP
    P
    Bench Kyle Lohse, Mil SP
    Bench Wandy Rodriguez, Pit SP
    Bench Travis Wood, ChC SP

    Obviously I ain’t gonna win this league with these arms. Have tried to move Hosmer, Mouse, browne and lawrie for mid level starters–no ones biting. My q, do I move Longoria and plug in one of the extra 3b-man? It seems my bench is too good to just drop.

    I think I gotta wait it out for 2-3 weeks. Kinds snookered.

    Can you tell me what to do man?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, but get a number one…

      • Keith

        tomscuba says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks man. Daqueri coming too ya soon. Have a great night. Hey, aces are fallin tonight. Wow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  212. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    Hey Grey & Rudy wonderng what you think of this trade I normally try not to trade a lot in begining of the season but thought it might be in my favor

    I give Latos and Nelson Cruz for Carlos Gonzales

    the rest of my pitching staff is, Bumm, Zimmerman, Ryu, Aj Griffin, Jose Fernandez
    it would be okay without latos right and I could use the speed and avg from CarGo

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take CarGo…

  213. PucKviruS says:
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    Some reason I drafted Josh Beckett, I had him last year stinking up my team till I got rid of him one week prior to him going to LAD. should I stick with him or drop him in favor of Jose Fernandez while hes still available?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold…

  214. EK says:
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    Hammel or J. Fernandez to fill my last SP spot?
    10 Team H2H

    • Tiki Torchaz says:
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      @EK: Jo fer while you can

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fernandez

  215. Prezii says:
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    They’re goin O-fer!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      O-fer!

  216. Tiki Torchaz says:
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    Can I just drop Haren and pick up Jo-Fer plzzzz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  217. Tiki Torchaz says:
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    Hey that guy took my name

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Prezii: ….sexy lady

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Prezii: screw going to spring training, lets go to Mexico for a baseball road trip….you down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tadow!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: no wonder those guys rarely come to mlb, they never want to leave that league

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: He’s frito basedito!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice

  218. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    what do you think of the new avatar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very nice!

  219. letsgobravos says:
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    Holy moobs! Butler with 7 RBIs on the day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sexy!

  220. letsgobravos says:
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    I didn’t need another starter this week so I waited to see what Shelby Miller and Fernandez did in their first starts. Is Miller still the pick up or was Ferndandez impressive enough to edge him out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Miller… But it’s a coin flip…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @TheNewGuy: I wish I had a spot for them both, but my current 5/6 starters are Burnett and Bailey and both looked solid thus far.

        • TheNewGuy says:
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          @letsgobravos: Id trust both over AJ (and maybe over Homer), but maybe thats my prospectitis showing symptoms again.

          Better the devil you don’t know I say.

  221. TheNewGuy says:
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    Stras, Samard (though 13 Ks!!), Dickey today…well thats how to ruin your H2H week.

    At least Jo-Fer was filthy going by the box score, though I didn’t have the cojones to start him first time out.

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @TheNewGuy: I did start Fernandez today, not that there’s much he can do to help me when Hamels/Dickey go for a line of 10.1 IP / 19 H / 15 ER / 6 BB / 7 K. Thanks for being my aces today guys, much appreciated.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @A Hill O’ Beans: First time I’ve drafted an ace on my teams for ages (ever) aswell. Not feeling good right now!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should’ve rolled Jo-Fer!

  222. TheNewGuy says:
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    Dotel you piece of crap.

    Is it me or is every ace getting lit up today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I lost Dotel yesterday after Leyland said he wants Benoit to close…

  223. Steve says:
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    Dotel is a useless piece of shit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I lost Dotel yesterday after Leyland said he wants Benoit to close…

  224. TheNewGuy says:
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    Dread Pirate has left the building.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hurt?

  225. Jon says:
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    Would you add Herrera over Al Al or David Robertson? I’m thinking either way Kelvin can get me the Ks those guys give and might end up getting saves, too…

    Or I could lose Chris Carter. Seen anything from him to hold still?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelvin over Al-Al…

  226. nightpandas says:
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    Am I pissed at Dickey or lovin Middlebrooks today? Cancel each other out I guess…..Crazy day for supposed “top” starters today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a push…

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Grey: A push? Yeah, push Dickey from the train…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hey, I told people to not draft him…

  227. TheNewGuy says:
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    Grab Herrera guys, Holland could be out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, definitely grab him…

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @TheNewGuy: this works out, as i had already picked him up sat night just do to having 2 k’s per inning with no one allowed on base and holland only looking kinda bad, until sunday’s uglified debacle.

  228. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: who to drop for Herrera? Cashner or Skaggs?

    Thanks.

    • Herschel says:
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      @Herschel: also, $250 FAAB. How much to bid for him? Im a Holland owner.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        $8

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs

  229. Long Bawls says:
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    Reddick injured, maybe. Chris Young looking like he might be even more of an add…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup…

  230. Jon says:
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    David Hernandez over David Robertson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  231. nightpandas says:
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    Drop Reimold (bench bat) for Herrera? My other RP are Cishek/Perkins/D Robertson

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @nightpandas: I think Reimold is potentially more valuable, but if you’re likely benching him anyway, yeah, go for Kelvin. Cishek is iffy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  232. Steve says:
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    Yikes. Price. Holland. Kennedy. Dotel. All scattered across my teams.

    On the bright side, a couple of big days’ hitting has turned a 9-2 deficit into a 9-3 win in the ol’ H2H. The cloud inside that silver lining (and you knew there had to be one!) is that I own Holland and used my last add of the week for a pointless pickup so have to sweat on no one adding Herrera.

    That said, Janssen, Perkins and Wilhlemsen should be enough most weeks, no?

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Steve: For sure. No need to go crazy in the saves dept, and closers are better to trade, anyway (assuming there’s that one guy who overvalues them).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, should be plenty…

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @Steve: i would think 3 closers, even in a small league with 10, would be competitive. Even having 2 in a 16 team is good, as I might be about to go from 2 to 4 in 2 days with benoit/Herrera.

  233. Long Bawls says:
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    Am I the only one who has to be sure, every time someone says Hunter Pence’s name, that they didn’t actually say “underpants”?

    • Eddy says:
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      @Long Bawls:

      What has been heard cannot be unheard.

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Eddy: If I ruined just one person’s day, I’m doing my job.

        • jason batteiger says:
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          @Long Bawls: you need a promotion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahaha

    • Snake Hips says:
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      @Long Bawls: His nickname is “Captain Underpants” (according to baseball-reference.com)

  234. Long Bawls says:
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    Jesus. Haven’t seen that much pain from a Cain since my friend Matt got caught with a pack of Wrigley’s in Singapore.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  235. Eddy says:
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    Wow, I’m sure a lot of matches swung today thanks to aces getting rocked.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glad I don’t have aces…

  236. letsgobravos says:
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    What do you think about Cishek’s crappy first week? Would you grab Herrera or Benoit over him?

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @letsgobravos: Cishek’s got the job and the others might not (Leyland wants Benoit, but not if he can’t close the door the first few times). They all have good stuff.

    • Eddy says:
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      @letsgobravos: Cishek didn’t look good, but that game-winning single he gave up was a chopper that bounced over the third base bag, barely fair.

      Rauch has recently looked good, but that’s about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Herrera

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, misunderstood, not over Cishek…

  237. Carlos says:
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    Better add for second UTIL spot if Reddick hits the dl….

    Berkman, Chris Young, or M. Reynolds?

    Yahoo 10 team standard H2H.

    Line up is

    C- V Martinez
    1b- Fielder
    2b- Kinsler
    3b- Beltre
    SS- Zobrist
    OF- Holliday, Choo, Jennings
    Util- Ike Davis
    Util- ?????
    Bench- Pence, Youk
    DL- C. Hart, Reddick

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berkman

  238. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    10 teams, H2H, 8 pitching cathegories, saves and holds

    Boggs
    Hanrahan
    Putz
    Frieri
    D.Hernandez

    Is Herrera worth my Nr.1 waiver pick? I will have to drop Gee. Would you do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re fine for now…

  239. Steve says:
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    Can’t see in any report that Holland was hurt. Maybe he was pulled for just being shit. Can anyone confirm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, I’d grab Herrera if you have room…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, though as per above he’s only available in my H2H and I’ve used all my adds for this week. Have to hope no one grabs him before the new weeks starts.

        If Holland’s not actually hurt, hopefully people will leave Herrara alone.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya…

  240. L-Boogie says:
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    Henderson or Herrera?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Herrera

  241. letsgobravos says:
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    Jesus, Brewers are down 1 with 2 on 1 out and out of bench players. Instead of pinch hitting braun, they are using Kyle Lohse. Braun’s neck must be fucking really sore. Seems like RB with a really sore neck has a lot more of a shot at a hit than does Lohse….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, pretty bad sign…

  242. letsgobravos says:
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    MLB network is saying Reddick has a “strained wrist.” My guess is they mean “sprained wrist” which could be minor or pretty bad.

    • Carlos says:
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      @letsgobravos:

      Is it wrong that I hope they DL him immediately and not have him waste away on my bench for 5 days?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds day to day right now… It’s obviously not great…

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @letsgobravos: Hope you’re not calling Minor pretty bad! Oh, right…

      Christ, I’d go for a decapitation over a vague injury.

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Long Bawls: lol, as braves fan, I’m all about Minor. Wish I had him on a team this year.

        • Long Bawls says:
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          @letsgobravos: You and me both!

  243. Long Bawls says:
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    Steve Celsius must be enraged that everyone’s picking up Kelvin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Grey: I’m here all week. Don’t try the Donnie Veal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice…

  244. Steve says:
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    Looks like Braun is going to be out a bit longer. Currently have Dom Brown in his slot in the ol’ H2H (14 teams OBP and AVG). You like any of these guys better?

    Coco
    Vern Wells
    Maxwell
    Brantley
    Da Big Fra Gu
    Spoan
    Krispie

    Oh – and loving me some Jed Lowrie in this league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not better than Brown…

  245. Jon says:
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    How much do you like Sergio Santos? Moreso than David Hernandez? 5×5 scoring with 5 RP spots. Carrying Street, Frieri, Jansen, Herrera and DHer right now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, not more so…

  246. TheNewGuy says:
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    Wow this has to be the official ace rockage day. Price, Dickey, Hamels, Stras, JV, Cain all got well …cained. Just need Darvish and Weaver to follow suit now and looks like theyre well on there way!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And they don’t look great so far…

  247. Matthew says:
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    I have a shot at De Aza and Anibal for Pence in a 16 team keeper league. Do I pull that trigger?
    Second: I have room for 1 FA add and I’m stuck between Wilson Ramos and Chris Young of Oak. I owned Young when he was good and with 550 AB, I think he can get back to .245/85/22/78/18, which would be like a BJ-Lite. Ramos is 25 and a much much better offensive Catcher than Suzuki, is it a matter of time before he takes over and hits 20 HR?
    Alternate options: Mike Saunders, Parra, Moreland, Kozma, Grandal, Cowgill, Smoak.

    Sorry for the length, and THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take De Aza side… Young is fine for now but he’s a platoon guy when Reddick is healthy…

  248. Eddy says:
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    Can’t help but feel Pujols is going to get DL’d soon and miss some serious time. Should I be looking to trade him? Is he a first round value guy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take a 2nd rounder for him… Say Upton…

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey:

        I wish he weren’t on my team already.

  249. Project Merkin says:
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    Grey yer boy Ryu was lookin good today. Aside from 1 pitch to McCutch, he was on point. I’ve watched both his starts, and I’m a’likin what I’m seein.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, just watched highlights… Looks like he hides the ball really well…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Behind his stomach?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Exactly!

  250. Snake Hips says:
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    Is Fujikawa a must add? Where is he at in closer rankings?

    • Carnac says:
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      @Snake Hips: toward the bottom; he (and the Chicago bullpen) = bad Brainfreeze. Marmol could be getting opps again in a week.

      • Snake Hips says:
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        @Carnac: Ok gotcha. Thanks!

        • Carnac says:
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          @Snake Hips: that said, he’s a must-add if you need saves. (Who doesn’t?) just don’t drop anyone decent for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brain Freezes… But, yeah, grab him…

  251. nightpandas says:
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    Weaver went off gripping left elbow….out of the game in the 6th…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes

  252. Wake Up says:
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    My bullpen is looking like:
    Al Al
    Marmol
    Axford

    Somehow Al’s gotta figure out how to blow a save from the 6th…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  253. RedRox says:
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    Utility spot … Howie Kendrick or Erick Aybar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

  254. nightpandas says:
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    15 team league, keep 9: thinking of offering Pujols/Dickey for CarGo/Hamels. 7×8 cats (incl SLG,OBP,K/9,QS). Like it? I still have Rizzo at 1st and move Marte to Util from LF.

    • Grey

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      I’d take Hamels side…

  255. Steve says:
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    So a 9-3 win for the good guys in week 1. All that whining must have worked.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn right it did! Well played…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: J Upton, Choo, Lowrie and Goldy the chief destroyers (tho Jennings’ 3 steals were a big help).

        Relievers-only kind of worked. Won Saves, Holds and ERA (just) and lost WHIP (just). Problem was my relievers didn’t just give a up run here and there – a select few got BOMBED – Holland, Dotel and Cashner the main culprits, and Wilhelmsen had a 2.50 WHIP for the week.

        Sweetest thing may have been Brian Duensing getting me a couple of important Holds from the SP slot :-)

        • Grey

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          Nice… Yeah, hopefully Choo, Goldy and Lowrie have career years… This first week was a nice sign of what they can do…

  256. letsgobravos says:
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    Very successful first week for my two teams…

    Won 13-1 and had the following totals:

    R- 40, HR- 12, RBI-43, SB-3 (lost), TB-116, AVG-.311, OBP-.375

    Ws- 6, SV-7, HR allowed- 3, Ks-58, ERA-1.98, WHIP-.84, QS-5

    Led the league in almost every cat for the week, its hard to beat that.

    My closer heavy team won 9-3. Somehow managed to lose SVs despite having 5 closers to the other teams 2, but won every other pitching cat but Ws. Offense was dominant…

    R-40, HR- 9, RBI-41, SB-4 (lost) AVG-.319, OPS-.903.

    Let the league in almost every offensive cat here.

    Both teams are loaded with Grey’s favorites so many thanks to him. Now we just need another 6 months of similar production from both teams. Honestly don’t remember either team doing this well in a single week last year on both pitching and hitting in the same week. Definitely never had a week where both teams put up these numbers at the same time.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: Also, only offensive players on both teams are Braun, Frazier and Ruttledge.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, my teams did well too the first week… Here’s to many more…

  257. royce! says:
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    Was considering Iannetta for the week, but then checked his home/road splits from last year…OPS was .602 at home and .869 away…that’s the difference between 2012 Pujols and Jemile Weeks. Cust kayin.

    Thanks for pushing Frazier. I didn’t really need a 3B but picked him up to play OF and he basically won this week for me…well, him and Berkman, The Walking Dead.

    • Steve says:
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      @royce!: H2H is the best! I won’t have a word said against it.

      • royce! says:
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        @Steve: hahahaha! I concur! What a wonderful game…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

  258. Steve says:
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    Damn it, someone just grabbed Herrerra in my H2H league. Not even going to reveal who I wasted my last add for the week on…

    • Grey

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      Ha…

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @Steve: backup catcher to get at bats today, like a brantly?

  259. jason batteiger says:
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    by today, i meant sunday, which it no longer is. OR was it Gattis for the same reason as above?

    • Steve says:
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      @jason batteiger: Worse than that. An SP eligible reliever…

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve: Who didn’t even pitch…

  260. Anthony says:
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    Yo Greycarlo, I need a last minute opinion. For next week in my h2h mixed points league we start 4 SP. I’m starting Latos, Morrow and Harvey all with double starts. Not sure what to do about the last guy between Waino at home once vs Milwaukee or Cahill twice at home vs Pitt & Dodgers. I’m torn because Waino is my ace and Gallardo usually blows up vs the Cards but Cahil gets a no hitting Pirates team and the Dodgers who he’s 4-0 with a 2.43 lifetime against. Thanks brother.

  261. Frank Lynch says:
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    Morning buddy!! Hey Do you think Mark Reynolds is A good pickup, Since I have 7 Outfielders?? I can drop maybe Reimold or Gardner… What U think

    • Frank Lynch says:
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      Maybe for more power