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In what can only be described as the biggest trade ever made for some Hoes, Bud Norris was traded to the O’s for L.J. Hoes.  Hoes ain’t shizz against pitches and tricks!  An almost title, “Hoes Go South, Norris Makes O’s Face.”  But too gangster for you.  You can’t handle such gangster frivolities!  You play your tennis at the country club and call your girl and tell her, “Guess what, baby?  Houston got some Hoes!”  See where that get you.  Get you a month straight in the man cave watching pay-per-view Hoes.  That’s where it get you.  So, Norris goes to Baltimore, and takes his 3.93 ERA with him, replacing the newly-DL’d Jason Hammel.  He’s a trifling Bud that can’t get out lefties all that well.  I wouldn’t put him at more than match-up capable against weaker righty heavy teams.  So, does his fantasy value go up with this trade?  Hoes please!  Another barely fantasy-relevant starter to move at the trading deadline was Ian Kennedy.  Reminds me of the idiom, there’s a place for everything and everything in its place.  This also applies for any starter who is struggling.  There’s only one place for them.  Petco!  It’s no surprise that his career numbers are superb in Petco — 2.27 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, 48 Ks in 35 2/3 IP.  His major problem everywhere is the home run ball and this is negated in a park that is 1025 feet to dead center and has tumbleweeds blowing past a statute of Nate Colbert in left.  Also, it certainly — or sointly if you’re reading in a Stooge voice — does not hurt — or hoit — that he was facing the Padres.  He could easily be a low-3 ERA pitcher at home.  I still wouldn’t start him in road match-ups, but I’d own him in all fantasy leagues for home games.   Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Curtis Granderson – Hopes to return on Friday.  This is your Curtis-y reminder.

Yovani Gallardo – Placed on the DL.  Could’ve had a great season if that would’ve happened four months ago.

Justin Maxwell – Traded to the Royals.  Watch out, Sly Stallone, the Royals got the piece that will put them over the top!  The only interesting bit of news related to this is the Astros can promote George Springer now.  Who’s George Springer, you ask.  You could answer that by simply searching the site for all of Prospect Scott’s news on him.  Springer’s about to go 30/30 in the minor leagues this year spread out between Double and Triple-A.  He’s at 29 homers and 35 steals through 104 games with a .349 average.  It’s not all wine and roses for him.  He’s going to be 24 in September and he might strikeout a third of the time in the majors, causing him to struggle to hit .250.  Also, I doubt the Astros promote him this year.  He should have a chance to break camp with the club next year and I’ll be like white guys on Uncle Ben’s Instant Rice if he does get the call this year.

David Lough – 3-for-4, 1 run.  Hitting .300 with 4 homers and 2 steals, which is terrific, awesome, adjective, but I’m having a hard time getting excited about him.  Maybe if he shows some of that crazy speed he has, it might get my percolator perking.

Matt Moore – To the DL with elbow soreness.  Sad Emoticon pushing chair under a lamp while tying rope into a noose.  Old Woman Emoticon entering the room and startling Sad Emoticon.  Sad Emoticon and Old Woman Emoticon start an unlikely friendship as they learn to cope without Moore for hopefully the minimal 15 days.

Gio Gonzalez – 3 1/3 IP, 10 ER.  In a Animal Planet-type voiceover, “Nat Gio is usually the hunter, yesterday he was the prey.  Nat Gio is generally a hyena picking apart other teams, then he faced the Tigers.”   The good news that can be taken from this start is now I’ll be able to say all during next preseason that Gio had a sub-3 ERA if you throw out this start.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-4, but left yesterday’s game with hip spasms.  Should’ve known something was up when Dodger Stadium Wall traded away Harper right before the collision.  Dodger Stadium Wall, “I traded Puig too.  Natch, snitches!”

Justin Verlander – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 (5 BBs), 6 Ks.  Compared to the kerfuffle that was Gio, Verlander looked like a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with a big swinging d*ck, but five walks is ugly, and this wasn’t against a particularly patient team.  I watched a good portion of this game because it was the only one on and Verlander looked like a hot mess that was lucky to have a huge lead, i.e., I wouldn’t overrate this start.

Torii Hunter – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  The I’s have it!

Alex Avila – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games as he hits near .330 in the last week.  I hate myself for doing this, but I’d pick up Avila anywhere you’re struggling at catcher.

R.A. Dickey – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  I watched Dickey really stick it to the A’s.  And I liked it.  What?  Any the hoo!  I still wouldn’t trust him.

Colby Rasmus – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .277 with 17 homers on the year and no steals.  Not sure where his 5-7 steal speed evaporated to, but he’s been respectable as a 5th outfielder.

Alberto Callaspo – 0-for-2 as he entered the game late.  Leave it to the A’s to trade for a guy that they’re not even planning on playing every day.  Beane’s meshuggah, but he’s mishpocheh.

Bartolo Colon – 6 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 1 K, 2.50 ERA on the year.  Don’t even think about all the guys you could’ve avoided in the draft and instead just grabbed Colon late.  Don’t do it, your mental health is riding on it.

Yadier Molina – Hit the DL, but his MRI showed no major damage so he should be fine Yadi, Yadi, Yadi…

Matt Holliday – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and 2 steals.  Would love if this schmohawk got hot in the final two months.  Act like the number two outfielder you purported to be in the preseason, you purporter!

Kyle Kendrick – 2 IP, 6 ER.  So, I was walking along the beach and this mermaid said I should go for a swim, it was safe because she would help me.  Turned out it was a merman and it tried to drown me by shoving my head down with his prosthetic labia.  His name was Kyle Kendrick.  I hate you, Kyle Kendrick.

Chad Gaudin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Ah, that stream was better than a cigarette right after you grope some girl on a gurney in the ER.

Pablo Sandoval – Left yesterday’s game with heel pain.  His heel said, “Gravity’s killing me!”

Brett Pill – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a homer and is 6 for his last 9.  He’s making a case for replacing Brandon Belt on a full-time basis, because Belt’s case was heard and found guilty of sucking.  Pill’s a bit old for any real upside, but he did have 18 homers in 276 Triple-A at-bats with a .344 average and no speed.  I could see the Giants giving him a chance to run with the job.  Best case scenario, Yonder Alonso-type numbers.  Worst case scenario, he steals your girlfriend away when he drops her his last name.

Tyler Chatwood – 2 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  The Regression Fairies now have the right to marry in four states, and the ability to take away all that is right with your ratios.

Carlos Gonzalez – Left yesterday’s game aggravating his middle finger.  Usually my middle finger releases aggravation.

Mike Minor – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.75.  After the game, Medlen said, “Hey, how come no one compares me to Minor anymore?  Three changeups across the plate on the outside, on the outside… Without Medlen…That song was awesome, right?  Sure, I’ll bring the bag of balls out to the bullpen.”

Freddie Freeman – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  He’s so hot, I will call him Freddie Mercury.

Justin Upton – 3-for-5, 1 run.  So, the Braves get hot every three months?  Watch out if you’re in the Arizona Fall League!

Ernesto Frieri – Angels might go to a closer by committee.  Only glitch in that matrix is Frieri is by far the best arm in the bullpen.  Yes, I know how ridiculous that sounds after what he’s done in the last few appearances.  Dane De La Rosa, or MC Dana Dane De La Rosa the name he toured with earlier in his career, is the guy I grabbed for possible vulture saves, but I’m really not looking forward to seeing him get saves, because I think he can blow up and cause nightmares like waking up next to Cinderfella.

Jerome Williams – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 1 K vs. Martin Perez (7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks) in a Rangers-Angels matchup that looked a lot better in February when you received your tickets.

Josh Hamilton – 1-for-2 with his 16th homer as he returned to Arlington.  Yesterday, an Angels fan woke from a 4-month coma.  Here he is, the Comatose Angels Fan, “That’s it, stick it to them, Hamilton!  Damn, we must be doing good!  We don’t even need to start Pujols against a heated division rival.  Right?  Right?  Am I talking into a carrot stick instead of a mic?”

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-3 and his 25th homer.  Reports are coming out that Cruz could appeal his suspension.  Doesn’t make much logical sense for him to appeal since he’s headed for free agency, and his appeal would force a new club to lose him for part of next year.  Maybe he just really wants to see this season through and watch as the Rangers fall just short of the playoffs.  A front row seat to that can only be found on the field with his team or on Fox.  And Sorkin says snark is the lowest form of wit…Puh-leez!  BTW, on Sunday, I learned having a character fall over twice in a chair was above snark in the wit food chain.  In related news, why do I keep watching The Newsroom?

Jenrry Mejia – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the MIA Marlins.  Fun fact!  Henry Hill’s original Witness Protection name was Jenrry.  Mejia has a 2.08 ERA in two starts and gets the Rockies in Metco next.  Not sure yet how the Stream-o-Nator feels about it, but I like it.

Henderson Alvarez – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K, 2.61 ERA.  Fine for streaming in decent matchups, but outside of NL-Only leagues, I wouldn’t own him.

Jake Marisnick – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Don’t look now, but he’s four for his last nine.  Gotcha!  I didn’t say ‘Simon Says don’t look now.’

Miguel Gonzalez – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER (5 unearned runs), 11 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Astros.  The Regression Fairies spend their offseason interior decorating.  They spend their regular season ripping your heart out.

Brett Oberholtzer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks as he took Bud Norris’s spot in the rotation.  Oberholtzer’s usually just a place I go to buy discount lederhosen, but look at that — a fine start.  I wouldn’t trust him moving forward even if yesterday he was the schnitzel.

Chia-Jen Lo – 1 IP, 0 ER.  Saw his first action yesterday, which is whatever, but it’s awesome his name in the box score is C Lo.  Sometimes I sit a parrot on my shoulder and just turn my chair around.  Signed:  Sincerely, Missing The Voice During The Summer.

Jason Castro – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Meanwhile, Salvador Perez learns how to make chimichurri from his mom.

Matt Dominguez – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  That was his third homer in the last eight days and 2nd in the last four.  I’ll be struck down by lightning if I excessively support picking up this guy, but he does seem hot.

Robbie Grossman – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Usually Grossman just acts as a declarative statement for what you’re thinking when you look at the Astros lineup, as in, “Gross, man,” but he is hitting over .500 in the last week.

Nick Franklin – 0-for-7.  The nation thanks you, Franklin Delano Oh-for-sevenvelt.

Kyle Seager – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting near-.375 this week and almost .400 in July.  Nothing conjures up those hot summer nights like Seager.

Kendrys Morales – 3-for-4, 1 RBI.  Also has a hot bat in July with seven homers and hitting near .300 in the month.  Oh, and somehow the Mariners lost.  *shrugs*  Yeah, I don’t know either.

Jeremy Hellickson – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  The Regression Fairies prefer bright colors to drab; they love bottomless mimosas and they will crush your soul.

Wade Miley – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 3.68.  He’s pretty much a Kyle Kendrick clone.  Luckily, yesterday he was one chromosome off.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 24th homer.  Au Shizz!

Eric Chavez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Hitter-Tron loved him yesterday, loves him again today and loves his women tall, dark and shiny.

Jeff Locke – 4 IP, 4 ER.  The Regression Fairies are friends with Perez Hilton through a love affair that went sour; they don’t care if they have to wait two hours for brunch and they will stomp on your spirit with their Toms.

Neil Walker – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  Looks like he’s starting to heat up, which is about as exciting as saying that spinach is healthier if you don’t boil the crap out of it.

David DeJesus – 2-for-3, 1 run, 3 RBIs, and is hitting everything in sight.  So, I screwed up by dropping DeJesus earlier this week for Lake, but I fixed that snafu, picking DeJesus back up.  My team is having the resurrection of DeJesus!  I’d grab him now; he’s a hot schmotato.

Edwin Jackson – 8 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  I told you for about three weeks he was due to be better than he was.  Now he has a sub-2 ERA in July.  Yup.

Johnny Cueto – Reds aren’t sure when he’ll resume throwing.  I’m not sure if they asked him.

Homer Bailey – 8 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  You might remember (you don’t remember) about six weeks ago I told you where solid pitchers vs. aces were in regards to K and walk rates.  Bailey has a 9+ K-rate and a 2.00 BB/9.  That’s ace numbers.  So, why is his ERA 3.55?  Well, his xFIP is 2.98 and he’s been a tad unlucky.  If January Grey weren’t running a cockfighting ring in Oaxaca, he’d concur that Bailey’s headed for the top 20 starters next year.

Brandon Phillips – 3-for-5 and his 13th homer.  Watching him get to 20 homers is like watching a video of paint drying on PBS as intro’d by Laura Linney.

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-4.  It’s his 2nd day in a row with two hits and he was this week’s Creeper by our fantasy football correspondent, Sky.  Clunky segue, go join a fantasy football league.

Wily Peralta – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  The Regression Fairies– Okay, I’ll stop.

Clayton Kershaw – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks as he took on Hiroki Kuroda 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks in a game that saw the Dodgers bullpen blow it.  Brandon League, “Stop looking at me!”

Matt Kemp – Could be out until September after it was reported he’d come back on August 6th.  Flimsy Theory Alert!  After losing Rihanna to Chris Brown, he’s seeing how much abuse he can lay on his fantasy owners until they take him back.

Drew Butera – Dodgers acquired him in a trade.  Too bad it wasn’t who I thought they said when they announced the trade, ya know, Ken Patera.

From Around The Web

  1. letsgobravos says:
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    First!

    • WWGaudinD? says:
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      @letsgobravos: dude watch out people are going to throw rocks at you… Hurry, run!! Get outta here.. Go! Ill hold them off!

    • Yeshcheese says:
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      @letsgobravos: so are the regression fairies turning A Rendon into W Middlebrooks? What do you project for those two in 2014?

  2. #1contenda says:
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    Yo Greyman,
    Keeper league, profar or Xander
    Respeckt

      • matt says:
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        @Oz: profar

  3. chunk says:
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    when will peavy’s next start be?

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @chunk: Sunday vs. Arizona according to ESPN.

  4. letsgobravos says:
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    Now that I got my first “first” comment ever out of the way….

    Grey, here’s my team that was once unbeatable (won 9 weeks in a row in the first half) and now sucks. (lost 4 weeks in a row) Still in 2nd place, but trying to decide if I should try and make another big move or just batten down the hatches and hope my guys turn it around. A few weeks ago, I traded Alvarez, Greinke, and Miller for Harper and Garza. Not feeling stupendous about that move, but Harper has been solid so hopefully Garza continues to be at least a #3 guy.

    C-McCann
    1b-Goldy
    2b-Phillips
    3b-Longo
    SS-Zobrist
    OF (3)- Harper, Jennings, Upton
    Util- Prado
    Bench- EYJ, Aoki
    DL- Brown

    SP-Scherzer, Bailey, Garza, Peavy, Parker, Nolasco
    RP- Nathan, Mujica, Romo, Perkins, Chisheck

    When/if Brown returns, I’ll drop EYJ provided Aoki is still reasoably hot.

    Is this a team that you would feel good about for the stretch run if you were currently sitting in 2nd?

    Any players off the top of your head you’d look to move?

    Should I add a 7th starter instead of a 2nd bench bat or a 5th closer?

    Sorry for the long, open ended question. Put a lot of time into this team and I’m grasping at straws as to how to stop the bleeding. Thanks!

    • Grey

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      @letsgobravos: Not exactly grasping at straws in 2nd place… Team looks fine, just a matter of your players getting hot at the same time…Find it hard to believe Prado’s the best guy you can put at UTIL… Lose a bench bat, add a 7th SP

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: Thanks grey. 2nd is a good spot to be in, but after you lose 4-10, 4-10, 6-7, 4-8 the previous 4 weeks, “grasping” is definitely how I feel in terms of trying to stop this skid.

        I grabbed Prado last week to replace Braun. He’s been hot and for position flexibility. He’s been pretty solid thus far. 4 multi hit games, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 4 runs and 2 SBs since I picked him up.

        With Brown coming off the DL next week (per latest reports), I could drop Prado for him and then drop EYJ for a SP, leaving me with Aoki as my only bench bat.

        Best available SP options current are Porcello, Edwin Jackson, Nova, Peralta, Wei Yin Chen, Kluber, Delgado and…Lincecum. Timmy has been racking up the Ks, haven’t owned him all year but I can only imagine its exciting playing Russian roulette with him on your roster. Never know when his next implosion or gem will be.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @letsgobravos: I have a few of your hitters and it feels like my h2H team has just stopped playing for the last month.

          Think we need Upton to find his April self and for Philips to crank it up a bit. Also, he’s been great over the season, but Goldy has been a little bit all or nothing over the last few H2H weeks…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Prado for Brown and Young for an SP depending on matchups…

  5. dude says:
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    With the recent development of Leonys hitting leadoff:
    Leonys or EYJ ROS

  6. San Diego Titty Watchers says:
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    If Bogaerts gets the call, how do you rank him ROS with Headley, Arenado, and Lawrie? Thanks Grey!

  7. WWGaudinD? says:
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    Prezii likii Torii…

    • WWGaudinD? says:
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      “Three changeups miss the plate, off the outside, off the outsidee”

  8. The Thumb says:
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    Lackey seems to be getting a visit from the regression fairies too. Is it time to move on?

  9. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    I picked up Norris as a back of the rotation starter in my 12 team h2h league, but I’m a little nervous about starting him tonight since it’s against his old team like a day after he was traded? Start or sit? Thanks.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: Oh I think he’s the pick to click. Gotta be a new found motivation to get out of Houston and on a contender. Double digit K’s please and thank you.

  10. letsgobravos says:
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    Sounds like A-Roid is running up the white flag. News just said he’s begging for a deal to avoid a life time ban. Yankees have go to be begging the MLB to ban him for life because they will get to void his ridiculous contract that they still owe $100 million on.

  11. TheNewGuy says:
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    Man got killed by Gio last night, 10 runs?? Wtf was Davey doing leaving him in that long. Clown.

    Thats the kind of start that ruins your team ERA. What makes it worse is ESPNs player blurb making it out like he only gave up 4 runs or something. “Didn’t have his best stuff last night”?? He looked like he was pitching with Dice-Ks arm!

    Last time im pitching him in a tough matchup. Killer.

    • kingforaday151 says:
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      @TheNewGuy: I hear ya. Write of ERA and WHIP in a weekly league after that one. Looked at the box score and saw Detroit scored 5 in the 2nd and 4th. Prayed he got the hook in the 3rd, nope. Damn you DJ

  12. de nachos says:
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    I remember when Entourage held that “why the heck do I watch this show” honor in your heart. We were so much younger then. Look, now bad HBO shows can hold our attention for a whole hour! At least True Blood has boobs. My hope is that Newsroom’s stank keeps away from Boardwalk Empire for another season – Omar looks ready to eff some shiz up in the previews.

    PS with Moore out, I’m all in on SON’s $14+ call with Lincecum vs. TB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @de nachos: Yeah, Entourage was a steamer too… Damn you, HBO! Good luck with Timmy!

  13. timmay says:
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    trade away machado/wacha for adrian gonz/jered weaver? keeper league. win now situation.

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @timmay: yes

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Shawn of the livid: wacha has nothing to do with winning now, machado doesn’t much either as at least if now defines to last 3 weeks or so.

  14. kingforaday151 says:
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    when you say Avila’s worth a pickup if you’re struggling at catcher, are you really implying that those of us Salvy Perez owners need to cut ties with 4 months of regret and just move on?

    • kingforaday151 says:
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      @kingforaday151: On that note, can’t believe I’m even asking this question after 200 good at bats in ’11 and then an entire summer of mediocrity….Just lost Yadier in a 2 catcher keeper auction league. In first place right now, and willing to let go of some future to win this year. Trade Garza away at $0.10 to get Salvy Perez at $0.70? Does he rebound? Also have Beachy and Jose Fernandez at $0.10, kinda get the feeling they both outperform Garza in ’13 now that he’s moved to Texas…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @kingforaday151: You shouldn’t trade for Perez… I’d go with Avila in a shallow league

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Grey: fernandez will outperform garza where ever garza goes.

        • kingforaday151 says:
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          @Grey: best available catcher is Saltalamachia, and it’s bad news from there with castillo, soto, and some part timers. See any fantasy worth out of Tony Cruz in Molina’s absence?

          • kingforaday151 says:
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            @kingforaday151: my mistake for jubling two leagues into one question. avila is not available in my 2 catcher league, i’ve actually tortured myself over and over by drafting and holding Perez in 2 leagues (leading both of them so maybe wait on catcher in the draft?!)

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nope

  15. B-rude says:
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    Longo/Bruce or Wright/Agon ros?

    • Whiskey Diet says:
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      @B-rude: Longoria

  16. nycs10011 says:
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    I need somone who’s going to hit, if nothing else, pick up Yonder Alonso and drop Adam LeRoche?

  17. sanfran1966 says:
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    How many starts/ innings can be projected for the remainder of the season for a front-line starter ???

      • sanfran1966 says:
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        @AL KOHOLIC:

        Thanx !!!

  18. Nathan says:
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    Would you rather have xander or villar to replace everth? And would you drop morse or yelich or dunn for hector?
    Thanks

  19. dk says:
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    Prince or Joey Bats? Toss-up?

    • fitz says:
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      @dk: Votto by a decent amount.

      • fitz says:
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        @fitz: My bad. Didn’t read that carefully enough to see it’s Bautista you’re referring to and not Votto!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dk: Toss up

  20. Comma says:
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    Looks like Cargo was lifted in the 4th after the Rockies were down 8?

    What do you think of Nova’s start in Petco? SON doesn’t like it much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Comma: I’d start anyone in Petco

  21. Wake Up says:
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    O’s face one is… nice!

  22. Rodney says:
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    Keeper league w/ no restrictions. Which side? And how close?

    A) Pedro Alvarez + Austin Jackson

    OR

    B) Jayson Werth + Hunter Pence + Gio Gonzalez + James Shields

    • shibboleth says:
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      @Rodney: Tough with the imbalance… rest of team might dictate. I think Pedro might be for real, in which case I’d vote A). Otherwise A if you need hitting, B) pitching.

      • Rodney says:
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        @shibboleth: I’m in 2nd place and my only chance of reaching 1st is drastically improving my pitching. B it is!

  23. Bourne says:
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    Any chance you can convince Matt Holliday to be a number one outfielder since all my first round picks are out for the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bourne: Let’s get him to 2 first

  24. Clint says:
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    Somebody has to say it so I will: Matt Kemp is a puss the size of Garfield who should’ve joined Cruz, Braun, and A-Rod in getting some help from Biogenesis. If that’s what clean baseball looks like, I don’t want any part of it because it means the same as being the lone “fan” watching a Marlins game in their state of the art empty stadium. Seriously, wasn’t baseball more fun when we got to watch balls leaving the yard left and right and the stars actually maintaining their health to PLAY? And don’t get me started on how in the name of Oden there appear to be absolutely NO pitchers juicing in all these reports….

    • lonestar says:
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      @Clint:

      Bartolo?

      • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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        @lonestar: I know at least a couple of the minor league guys being suspended are pitchers as well.

  25. Shake 'n Bake says:
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    I was offered Posey for my Minor. Team below (firmly in second place):

    12 team yahoo redraft league with 6×6 h2h scoring

    C: Miguel Montero
    1B: Prince Fielder
    2B: Dan Uggla
    SS: Nick Franklin
    3B: Evan Longoria
    OF: Mike Trout, Alex Rios, Will Myers
    UTL: Starling Marte, Yasiel Puig
    DL: Dominic Brown

    SP: Jered Weaver, Madison Bumgarner, Mat Latos, Matt Harvey, Mike Minor, Kris Medlen, Patrick Corbin, Tony Cingrani, Erasmo Ramirez, Scott Kazmir
    RP: Edward Mujica, Steve Cishek, Joaquin Benoit
    DL: Johnny Cueto

    FWIW, Salvador Perez is available on waivers but I have limited moves left and I don’t see much difference between him and Montero.

  26. Wake Up says:
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    Very funny today…actually…surprising…he says with his snowboard googles on, cocked to the side, in the middle of summer…like this hat?…no, no you don’t…no one does…why I where it?…it’s a mystery…

  27. Wake Up says:
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    Drop Junior Lake?

  28. Doomsday says:
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    Start Cain today vs Phillies?

  29. Peter says:
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    Start Delgado @ Boston (Lester)?

      • Peter says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  30. boognish says:
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    I’ve got Hoes in different area codes….My team’s been Ludacrisly bad, traded Parnell for Fister thinking I could get a new defacto closer at the deadline, and have Frieri. Any chance fatty bum bum Blanton gets a shot in LA or is he likely to be swingman/moved back into the rotation? Only guy in that pen with good career BB rates, but a propensity for the longball. Would make sense to me, I mean, Perkins was pretty much shit as a starter too. Anyone else speculating Blanton?

  31. Wake Up says:
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    i’m playing, i’m playing, i’m playing…seriously though…pick up Torii…i’m playing…i know, stop it!

  32. lonestar says:
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    Where is today’s love for Sparky Anklebiter?

      • lonestar says:
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        @Grey:

        2nd HR in as many days. Thought it’d get some recognition considering it’s 1/4 of his season HR total.

        • lonestar says:
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          @lonestar:

          Gotta up the value on those new tees!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, yeah, mentioned him two days ago

  33. jamie says:
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    Laroche is pissing me off, Should I drop him for Ike or Alonso and watch him blow up on FA’s?

  34. Wake Up says:
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    seriously…seriously though…pickup Luke Scott?…I don’t like him while he’s too hot…his sideburns, I like a lot…two pounds of tea for the party is what I bought…and lovin, is what I got…I got…I got…seriously, though…move to San Diego?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: No, don’t move to San Diego

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: You sure? I got this great idea for a Grey zion rasta hat, high-pitched laugh on a loop, with scratching, we play about 25 feet above crowd level, leaving plenty of room for the “They hella-high comments”…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You cutting me on the action? Then maybe…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: One time Special Event…half-time of the World Series…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hey, wait a minute!

  35. stynyr says:
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    Kluber or Wheeler until Moore comes off the DL?

    10-team, H2H, 5×5

    • shibboleth says:
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      @stynyr: Both have been hot lately, but I think they’re marginal in a 10-team. If I had to pick I’d say Kluber, but suspect I’m in the minority here.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: kluber lovers are not in minority here, but probably most other places.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  36. fitz says:
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    I have a logjam at OF with Crawford, Cespedes, JUpton, Werth, Choo, and Kemp on the DL.

    Would it be ridiculous to trade JUpton/Choo for Chris Davis?

    Do you think that’s fair?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fitz: Not ridiculous

  37. NoRoidsForMe says:
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    Was offered Iwakuma for Jose Fernandez. Is this apples for oranges? Or should I act now while Fernandez still has a few innings to go before shut down. Thanks.

  38. poop says:
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    With Molina on DL – would you drop Grilli or Aramis? I have Melancon and Iwakuma at RP and Machado at 3b.

    • poop says:
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      @poop: also: which trade do you like best:
      Cuddy/Molina for Rios/Posey
      Cuddy/Molina for Cespedes/Mauer

      • poop says:
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        @poop: on second thought, I doubt posey guy would go for that even after molina gets healthy. would you do craig/molina for rios/posey or is that giving too much? Do you think Cuddy is a sell high or should I just keep him…just traded for him and wondering if he’ll hold value.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @poop: Depends what you’re selling Cuddy for

          • poop says:
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            @Grey: thanks grey – it would be for the likes of Rios/Cespedes with the catchers in the deals above. Also, please let me know if you’d drop either Aramis or Grilli. Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Drop Grilli…I’d take Cespedes

  39. The Thumb says:
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    Is Cliff Lee and Machado to much for Beltre?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @The Thumb: For this year only, a tad much in a vacuum maybe, but it’s fair depending on needs.

  40. Will says:
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    Thoughts on Greinke for Rizzo (6 x 6 w/ OPS and L)? I just traded for Felix and Price to go along with Strasburg, Shark, Cole, Kluber, and Lester so I am trying to cut back some on my IP and upgrade my UTIL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: Greinke, but it’s fair

      • Will says:
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        @Grey: Thank you! I may try Greinke (and maybe a bench player like Byrd) for A. Jones and see if I get any interest.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  41. Chadillac says:
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    Do you know anything on Chad Bettis? Rockies called him up for today’s game. MiLB stats look pretty good

  42. Edward Scherzer Hands says:
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    I’m in a 12team H2H keeper league. Xander Bogaerts was just dropped. Should I pick him up and drop Eaton, Oscar Taveras, Victorino, or Gardner? I have Nick Fanklin at Short now.

    Thanks!

  43. Jon says:
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    Biggest mistake of this fantasy baseball season was choosing to keep Medlen over Minor, especially considering I could’ve sold Medlen for an extra pick before the draft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Damn

  44. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Jim Johnson or Rodney ROS–who has more SVs? More job security? Looking to acquire one as a trade throw-in.

  45. stonepie says:
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    expectations for brett lawrie? looks like he could rebound nicely the rest of the way.. if he stays healthy

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @stonepie: See ROS projections tab up top…

    • Carns says:
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      @stonepie: I was just going to ask the same question. I’m one of his 2011 owners that watches him get a hit and then immediately starts thinking what kind of return I could get for Beltre. #jk #notreally #kinda #playhard #redbull

      • WWGaudinD? says:
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        @Carns: haha!! Nicee on the hashtags… Gotta love ole Brett….

  46. T Moore says:
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    Mr Grey: When the smoke cleared, not all that much happened, did it???…

    I would like to see a breakdown of trades (weighted for talent) of MLB in-season trading history before and after the deadline..

    I would think, the after the trade deadline trading rivals the before..

    With the new playoff format, it has made late trading probably more important than ever before..

    Billy Beane said, there will be plenty of trading right up until the postseason blackout (I understand, there are holes in hat too) at the end of August as things sort themselves out.. He added, it was very competitive for a limited amount of players… The players available should increase daily as team’s hopes fade IMO…

    I never have really understood the hype about the trade deadline.. How many waiver claims have stopped trades that you can think of… Not many, that I can remember..

    Isn’t wonderful to have Jay Wrong back from his hunting trip… What does one hunt in the middle of the summer???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: Yeah, there could be some more activity in August, but I don’t much high profile moves…More moves to get themselves ready with last minute pieces, like LOOGYs and 4th OFs… JayWrong better not have been hunting cougars, that’s my game…

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @T Moore: Am I the only one who thinks Beane is overrated? Mr. Bean however is comedy gold.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

      • T Moore says:
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        @FrankGrimes:

        Beane is stuck in the bargain basement… He has been bad some years ..

        Hard to judge him against many other GMs who have seemingly bottomless poke s to be brilliant with..

        Last year he was brilliant – perhaps, his best year..

        I was angry with him in the late 2000s until I figured out what he had in an owner in Wolff.. Wolff is a joke… He all but ruined the Earthquakes by insisting on keeping them in SJ… They may have made finally..

        I have never found Beane to be terrifically funny .. Have I missed something..

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Sky: Git your propaganda outta here. Football season is for betting the real games…and rooting for Da Bears….

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Da Bears, eh? So do you love or hate Cutler?

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Sky: I’m not a fan. Douchebaggery aside, he’s not even that good. His strong arm bails him out sometimes, is all. But what can you do but root for him?

            • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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              @Sky: Oh c’mon! That’s probably some theme party or charity event…I hope. I’m only rooting for him because he’s our quarterback. And even then it’s difficult.

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: Haha, it was a charity event. 80’s Party Themed, of course. I can understand that emotion. I’d probably root for him grudgingly if he was a Seahawk.

        • Tio says:
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          @Sky:

          This is it for Cutler. He ran off Urlacher so he didn’t have to compete with Lovie’s guys for control of the locker room. Emery beefed up the offensive line. They hired an offensive head coach to cater the offensive scheme to Cutler’s skillset. There will be no more excuses if Cutler doesn’t perform.

          To me the bigger issue is how their defense is next year. It has traditionally kept them competitive but their stars are gone (Urlacher) or a year older.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Supposedly Trestman is going to make waves in Chicago for everyone involved on the offense but I have my doubts. I agree about Cutler, he’s a prima donna. He’s always just been an average NFL QB. I’d liken him more to Josh Freeman with a bigger ego.

            Defense saved that terrible offense quite a few times last year. No offense this year and the Bears might end up looking pretty bad.

            • Tio says:
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              @Sky:

              Yeah, I was not a big fan of the Trestman hire. He has not done enough to warrant firing a successful coach coming off a 10-win season. It was a major risk for Emery. It will either be viewed as a stroke of genius or a complete disaster. Absolutely no middle ground on this one. The Bears also have little depth of talent at the skill positions. Alshon Jeffrey could be a nice surprise if he stays healthy and Cutler will throw to others rather than lock onto Marshall every play. It would be nice for Cutler if the second leading receiver on the team is not the Packers secondary.

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                @Tio: Ha! Agree with all points you put here. I love Alshon late in drafts this year for the upside possibility.

          • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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            @Tio: Yep, this is Cutler’s last shot with me. He’s got weapons every where and should have better protection. If he stinks up the joint this year, I’m done with him.

            Urlacher was done anyway. They should still be competitive defensively and I like their line to get better, consistent pressure.

    • T Moore says:
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      How predictable…

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Pot meet kettle

        • T Moore says:
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          @Sky:

          Very good …HAHHAHAHA

  47. fritz says:
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    Hey grey

    minor and myers for cargo for the rest of the year?

    Would hate giving up one of the best players this year but with his injuries and my pitching is starting scare me for playoffs with moore hurt and possible shut down of jfern and harvey
    thoughts?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fritz: I don’t like it…

  48. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    Would you drop Arenado or Todd Frazier for Olt when he comes up?

    Also, would you bench someone like Leonys Martin for Taveras when he starts playing games that matter?

  49. Sal says:
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    Who of the two would you stream for tomorrow?

    Ubaldo @miami
    Deduno versus Houston

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sal: Ubaldo

  50. Jay says:
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    looks like Seagers really(pinkie to mouth) turned the page….

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Jay: cue the saxophone…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Ha!

  51. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    I just changed my team name to The Prosthetic Labias

  52. T Moore says:
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    COMING SOON ON YOUTUBE!!!!

    A guided virtual tour of the luxury RazzBall Office Suites in Santa Monica…

    Yes, a chance to finally see your favorite RazzBall Fantasy writer at busy at work to bring you the best in fantasy sports ..

    It is rumored, we will be allowed “for the first time ever” inside the new RazzBall Inc. Player Performance Clinic that is located in the same building.. All the big sports and show business stars are rumored to be using it now… Will we get a glimpse at them too??? WOW!!!

    Keep Logging on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: Shoot…Score! Grey beats JayWrong at Nerf basketball!

  53. Alex says:
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    Drop Laroche or Schierholtz for Grandy tomorrow? Play both those other duds only against righties

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: LaRoche

  54. chunk says:
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    wake up, JB! you’re late.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk: He’s on safari

  55. The Jabronis says:
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    Rest of the season.

    Cingrani or Archer?

  56. EK says:
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    Rank for H2H:

    Dempster @ HOU (11.9)
    Gaudin vs MIL (10.6)
    Kluber vs DET (9.0)
    Jackson @ PHI (6.1)
    Mejia vs COL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Gaudin, Dempster, Kluber

  57. jerkyboy8 says:
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    I give Davis and Beltre and get Stanton and Wright. Yes or no for a keeper league? Cap is the same on both sides.

  58. Tio says:
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    Anyone notice that Nate McLouth isn’t running anymore at all? 2 attempts in July, 1 SB, 1 CS. It seems like Buck told him not to run.

    That being said, is he droppable at this point? Only 8 runs, 0 homers 2 rbi over the last month. Steals are a team need so I could add Villar, Rajai or Crisp who was recently dropped. Crisp is clearly the best player but has been batting under .200 the last month and hasn’t been running much 16 sbs YTD.

    I have Yelich, Beachy or Kazmir that would be candidates for a drop. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tio: Crisp

  59. Wilsonian says:
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    I think this is the 8 millionth 2nd base question I’ve had. With this lineup, who is the better guy to have:

    C – McCann
    1B – Fielder
    2B – Franklin
    3B – Longo
    SS – Tulo
    OF – Jones
    OF – Davis
    OF – Marte
    UTIL – Hanley
    UTIL – Pedro
    BN – Jennings

    I have Franklin. Murphy, Altuve, Utley, Lawrie, and Prado are available. With these stats – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG – who is the best one for my lineup? I’m almost thinking Altuve just for hits and I need a little more speed. What say you?

  60. JFK says:
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    Couple potential trades, wanted to get your thoughts:

    1) My Freeman + Verlander for AuShizz;
    2) My Kinsler/AJax/Wheeler for Phillips/Harper (AJax and Wheeler are late-round keepers, the rest not eligible).

    Enough, not enough, too much?
    Thanks!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @JFK: 1) Freeman by a lot.

      • Rodney says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: WHAT??? Goldschmidt is top 5 caliber player overall and Verlander and Freeman are looking well outside the top 40. Take Goldschmidt. All day.

          • JFK says:
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            @danny almonte:

            Thanks for weighing in, fellas.

            I wouldn’t say Freeman is well outside the Top 40, but Verlander definitely has a ways to go to work himself back in there (and it’s not looking good).
            The guy’s pitching has dropped him from 3rd to 10th in a 12-team league, so hoping to capitalize on that.

            Second trade is w/a team on fire-sale for next season, and with Harper’s recent spate of injuries, I think he’s leery of waiting to move him in the event of a DL stint that would significantly drop his value with five weeks left in our season.

          • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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            @Rodney: @danny almonte: Freeman’s a second rounder at worst. He’s basically Joey Votto. Plus an ace.

            • Rodney says:
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              @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: HOW IS FREEMAN A 2ND ROUNDER? 25-team league? Here, I’ll copy/paste 45 better players, at least:

              Mike Trout

              Miguel Cabrera

              Carlos Gonzalez

              Bryce Harper

              Clayton Kershaw

              Hanley Ramirez

              Robinson Cano

              Troy Tulowitzki

              Matt Kemp

              Chris Davis

              Evan Longoria

              David Wright

              Giancarlo Stanton

              Jason Kipnis

              Buster Posey

              Justin Upton

              Stephen Strasburg

              Ryan Braun

              Matt Harvey

              Andrew McCutchen

              Paul Goldschmidt

              Adam Wainwright

              Joey Votto

              Adam Jones

              Jacoby Ellsbury

              Edwin Encarnacion

              Jose Reyes

              Felix Hernandez

              Jose Bautista

              Adrian Beltre

              Dustin Pedroia

              Ian Kinsler

              Cole Hamels

              Manny Machado

              David Price

              Yu Darvish

              Jean Segura

              Joe Mauer

              Cliff Lee

              Jason Heyward

              Justin Verlander

              Prince Fielder

              Madison Bumgarner

              Craig Kimbrel

              Allen Craig

              Carlos Santana

              • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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                @Rodney: What are you going by? Their yahoo rankings at this very moment? I love Freeman and he will put up stud numbers for years to come. You want Hanley Ramirez or Carlos Santana or a closer instead of him, be my guest.

                • Rodney says:
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                  @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: Congrats, you found 1 player on the list you could take off. Craig, Kimbrel and Santana are about the only questionable guys IMO. Like I said, I copy and pasted. Anyone in their right mind would take Hanley over Freeman. What are you basing this on? 1 week of Freeman picking it up the pace? 90/20/100/.300 from 1st base is pretty boring. Rotographs has him as the consensus 13th best 1B; Razzball has him as the 83rd best keeper. Stop embarrassing yourself.

                  • JFK says:
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                    @Rodney:

                    Actually, in that trade, only Freeman is keeper-eligible (and he’d be a 4th rounder).
                    That team’s not going to meet his innings minimum this week, which will hopefully provide added incentive for getting Verlander.

                    • Rodney says:
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                      @JFK: GOLDY. ALL. DAY. This shouldn’t even be a question.

                  • WWGaudinD? says:
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                    Hanley comes back, hits a couple jacks and ppl forget the headaches hes dealt out over the years..

                    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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                      @WWGaudinD?: Seriously, dude’s gonna be a Latin 30 next year.

                  • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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                    @Rodney: Whatever dude. Cite all the website rankings you want and talk about “pace”. Talk to me next year and beyond when Freeman’s in the MVP conversation every year. He was poised to build on his 25/95 last year before hitting the DL.

                  • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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                    @Rodney: Btw, I’m basing it on actually watching baseball and seeing the team he’s on, as opposed to copy and pasting a website ranking.

              • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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                @Rodney: Double btw, Freeman’s CURRENTLY RANKED higher than Fielder in 50 last AB’s. Using your own bullshit against you.

  61. William says:
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    Nice Bob Seger reference. Although Hollywood nights would have been better…

  62. BERK says:
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    Thinking about trading Ryu for J. Weaver to a dude looking for keeper bargains. (I drafted Ryu for $1.) Is Weaver enough of an upgrade for my stretch run to give up Ryu for next year at a bargain price? Discuss.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BERK: Go for it

  63. WonderBoy says:
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    brad miller or jonathan villar?

  64. Arevus says:
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    Yadi on the dl. Who are you replacing him with out of..

    Perez, Avila, Texas catcher, Norris, Castillo, Castro, Ramos?

  65. Sean says:
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    Cargo and Jo Fer or Cutch. Which side?

    • Sean says:
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      @Sean: @Sean: Redraft league

  66. Teddy Heater says:
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    Should of asked you this yesterday, I have Grandy coming back on Friday, gotta drop someone, Bulter or Gordon?

    Vmar
    Votto
    Kinsler
    Peralta
    Zimmerman
    Kendrick (mid infiled)
    Freeman 1B/3B
    Davis
    Jones
    Ellsbury
    Little Cargo
    J Upton
    Granderson
    Butler
    Gordon

  67. chillmodious says:
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    Morning, Grey.

    For tomorrow, who do I throw?:

    Chacin (@Pit, SON $6.5)
    Cashner (vs.NYY, SON $10.7)
    Ogando (@Oak, SON $4.0)

    OR none of the above?

    Thanks,

  68. Pope says:
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    “After losing Rihanna to Chris Brown, he’s seeing how much abuse he can lay on his fantasy owners until they take him back.”

    Top notch, sir.

    I’ve got C. Carter and J. Francisco splitting time at my 1B/3B slot, LaRoche was just dropped, who would you go with? I’d rather have just one of these guys instead of two

    Guys like Dunn, Gyorko, Swisher, Konerko, Moreland, Davis blah blah blah on the wire too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pope: Thanks! I’d go with LaRoche for now

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re welcome

  69. Wilsonian says:
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    Which side in this deal:

    A) Fielder/Minor
    B) Bautista/Apricot

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

  70. Jay says:
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    who you like more ROS:

    Anibal Sanchez
    Iwakuma….hashi my dashi, slurp
    or Appricott Juice Burnett

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal

  71. #1 contenda says:
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    yo greyman,
    profar or xander in keeper
    respeckt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

  72. the tone ranger says:
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    hi grey.

    so im doing some of my own projections for next year (just for myself/in my head) and wanted you to weigh in if you could.

    Rizzo: .270 30 HR 5-10 steals
    J Upton: .280 25 HR 10 Steals
    dom brown: .270 25 HR/10 steals
    Stanton: .270 40 HR 5 steals
    Xander (assuming he has a job out of ST): .260 20 HR/10 SB
    Machado: .300 18 HR/10 steals
    profar: .270 10/10

    anything a real outlier there? would you bump up anything (i tried to be a little conservative)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander’s optimistic, but possible… They looks possible though, all of them

      • the tone ranger says:
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        so would you say that upton and brown are probably close to each other stat wise then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not too far off

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Upton has more speed

          • the tone ranger says:
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            @Grey:

            as a frustrated jup owner, where the F did it go. LOL

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, no idea…So frustrating…

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @the tone ranger: upton could also legitimately hit over 275 for a long period of time. he’s done it on multiple occasions.

  73. Herschel says:
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    @grey: totally agree re: newsroom. I’m ready to pull the plug. You on ray Donovan? The Boston stuff is a bit played up but Voight is pretty amazing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Ray Donovan is great… Really enjoying it… Bunchy!

  74. Kevin says:
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    Send Stanton for Rios/homer Bailey in a 10 team redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  75. Kyle says:
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    Hey Grey I remember you saying you had Molina in one of your leagues ( as do I). Who did you pickup to replace him for his DL stint?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know who you have available… I picked up Soto… Maybe you have Avila?

      • Kyle says:
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        @Grey Avila is available however someone just dropped Lucroy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go with Lucroy

          • TheGoods says:
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            @Grey: Avila or Wilson Ramos?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Avila

  76. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Wow, Prezz+ must be loving the Gaudin blurb, I laughed so hard I spit out some coffee, The last sentence to the Frieri piece made me tinkle, and the last line of Homer Bailey made me puke a little from a bad college flashback I got fluids coming out of me everywhere. Thank Grey, now off to the dry cleaners.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: you should write all the toasts people make for you at your wedding and I think Nick should be the MC.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, and Nick’s going to be the one wearing a Maple Leafs jersey…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: just don’t let him sing Oh Canada while half a bottle of Crown deep.

            2 questions I hate asking

            Tillman vs. Seattle or Cole vs. Col or Dudino vs. Hou tomorrow? all starters are at home

            I dropped Lake for Miller but can grab Bettancourt, is Bet’s schomato over?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Tillman… I’d go Miller… I’m gonna put Nick at a table of Cougar’s french=speaking relatives and let them talk Quebec and French fries…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: sorry i need two, so Tillman and cole or dudino

  77. goodfold2 says:
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    trade 1: my fister/wilhelmsen for his torii hunter.
    he came back with fister/holland for hunter. should i make him throw in j.wilson (holds) or would that be too much, and it’s fair as it is? holland seems a lot better than wilhelm.
    trade 2: owner rejected my arencibia/rivera for his j.peralta/lucroy. anything i could add to this to make it fair and better for him. (lawrie/arenado/latos/frieri) he was trying to dump chris johnson (who i don’t want).
    2a. if he adds gattis is this enough of an improvement over arencibia? (subtracts lucroy)
    thanks. at least these owners get back to people.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. You’re trying to trade for a guy that’s about to be suspended? 2a Forget your catcher

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: sorry, joel peralta, trying to improve catcher and holds, don’t need saves, but arencibia is best available option. I’m assuming i don’t want gattis, right? His OF fielding is terrible and i’m assuming could lead to demotion in play at any time. plus his hitting isn’t much better than arencibia. i am having a fire sale of closers and SP to improve offense.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: just in case avila has a third big day in a row (and trade deadline’s over) i could use last pickup in 16 teamer for dropping mesoraco for avila. but i may use it for stream spot. in this 12 team here with arencibia even avila is owned, which seems weird for a 12 team league. He’s not owned in 16 teamer, other than me 4 or so times.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, you don’t

  78. zach says:
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    Rizzo, Rosario, and Porcello for Fielder, Carpenter, and Liriano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @zach: Fielder….and quickly before they change their mind.

  79. Allen says:
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    Grey- I know you like klubes as much as anyone and I’m still scratchin my head as to how he is only owned in 31 % of yahoo leagues. His numbers are silky smooth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Project Merkin: that’s great, now I’m hungry

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Project Merkin: the rapping like you’re jamaican part is the best

      • WWGaudinD? says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: Im feelin the Prezz+…. Unfortunately, everytime i comment ill owe jaywrong money… An my trailor washd down the river so im under an overpass right now… funds are low..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love this guy!

    • WWGaudinD? says:
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      @Project Merkin: wow x5… Dicky killed it… And my dicky would kill her… Hebrew hotdogs!

  80. TheGoods says:
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    Anyone think Brett Pill is a good replacement for Belt? Also, do you see Ryan Ludwick making an impact?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Pill

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @TheGoods: the giants seem to, at least.

  81. Bryan says:
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    Andrew McCutchen & Justin Verlander – or- Joey Votto & Madison Bumgarner

    Which side do you like better to finish the season in an ESPN total pts league?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

  82. Jason says:
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    Grey, what do you think about Dan Haren?
    In his last 4 starts hes K’ed: 26 and walked 6.

    He gets vrs.PHI next. Trying to decide over him or streaming Edwin Jackson (@PHI and @STL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch Haren

  83. goodfold2 says:
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    holliday got steals, huh. doesn’t look good matt, when you wait till your team’s hitting is failing apart and you’re getting shellacked by main division rival to show some effort.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      F***, I love this guy… Cracks me up…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: you need to get him to perform at the wedding reception

        • Project Merkin says:
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          Yeah man that sports song is impressive as hell.

          His album is free on his website, or it least it was a few months ago.

          In his song “Too High” when he breaks into watching Bill Nye The Science Guy, I legit burst out laughing at the gym.

          • WWGaudinD? says:
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            @Project Merkin: bill! Bill! Bill! Ha… Fuckin hilarious…

    • WWGaudinD? says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: i love that one! Kills every song… like drop mic, walk off stage type shizz…

    • Project Merkin says:
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      For some reason the phrase “thanks to project merkin” has me laughing as well. I was the lead on some research project at work, and was dangerously close to naming it Project Merkin. But unfortunately I like and want to keep my job, so I named it Project Flipside (named after my favorite porno, featuring Nikki Tyler).

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA!

  84. Aaron says:
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    Grey, would you trade Cingrani for Matt Moore, knowing that Moore does not have any structural damage?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  85. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i’ll never get tired of the Gross, man, joke. esp since he’s even now only given 2 opps to use it. Probably won’t be that many more (wait, he might,with what’s his face gone to eat barbeque and hang out with bums, at least that’s what i do in K.C.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: it’s also what dave attell did on that show of his 10 or so years ago.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  86. Rodney says:
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    Goldy or Verlander + Freeman? Keeper league where only Freeman and Goldy can be kept.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: rodney, funny stuff with actually listing the 45 better players than freeman earlier. freeman may end up better than craig. there’s close anyway.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: they’re

          • JFK says:
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            @goodfold2:

            Actually, if this is in reference to my proposed trade above, Goldy isn’t keeper-eligible.
            I’d say it’s closer to 35 better players than Freeman on that list ROS, but obviously I’d still want Goldy since I’m the one making the offer for him.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @JFK: i’d still want goldy for this year too. 35 does sound closer.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @goodfold2: It was being argued 45 better players RIGHT NOW. It’s a friggin’ keeper league.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: really it i liked it just because he actually listed 45 players, not so much that he was correct in proving his point. It’s like paying court fines in pennies.

          • JFK says:
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            @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole:

            Haha, in the interest of maintaining this lively discussion, I should note that players drafted in the first four rounds cannot be kept.
            Hence, AuShizz and Verlander (drafted in the 3rd and 1st rounds, respectively) are not keepers, whereas Freeman (drafted in the 5th round) would be eligible as a 4th round keeper.

            • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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              @JFK: Well you know where I stand. Haha. And that was before I knew you couldn’t keep Goldy. So if you’re getting Freeman in the “4th round”, I think that’s a steal.

  87. Nomaspantalones says:
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    Awesome article, do you think I should drop erasmo for mejia, or see how he fares on saturdayish

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Go for it

  88. Jay says:
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    Heyward for Huston Street and PArnell in a 12 tm 1250 IP limit league. Am second to last in ERA and 3rd to last in WHIP.

    any good? I have heyward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Heyward

  89. TheNewGuy says:
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    Peralta or ‘Jeets’ for a MI spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jhonny until he’s suspended

  90. OaktownSteve says:
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    Hey Mutts. I think you are laboring under the delusion that Harvey is so good that he holds the opposition to negative run totals. I must remind you that you lose a very high percentage of the games in which you score zero runs.

    • JFK says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Haha, I’m going up against a Harvey-owner today, so I’m fine w/the offense holding off until he’s out of the game.

      Are you going to the game tomorrow night?
      If so, where can I direct the vendor to buy you a churro?
      I’m sitting Ogando on principle (well, that and a desire to avoid major blows in Losses, ERA and WHIP ;).

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @JFK:

        I have 9 tickets for tomorrow. Treating Mrs. Oaktown’s extended family to a game. I’m not sure where our seats are though. Not in our regular section. A’s are definitely tougher on right handers than left, but the whole car has been leaking a little oil lately. July was their least successful month win wise. Up until this point they’ve kind of always had at least one guy who was pretty hot. Rotated around between Moss, Donaldson, Lowrie, Coco, Yoenis and then a couple of the minor players like Smith took a turn. But it looks real flat right now.

        • JFK says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          Which sign should I be looking for?
          Not certain where our seats are, either…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I hadn’t really looked at the box, just the score. Mutts have 5 hits and 5 BBs in 6 innings and nothing to show for it. Jesus Alou that’s poothetic.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Or Moises Alou that’s pee-thetic

  91. Pete says:
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    Please rank for points league/overall production: Morse, Gattis, Luke Scott

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scott

  92. goodfold2 says:
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    trade deadline sucked. if bastardo became closer i was gonna go with the BIG three of cisnero/bastardo/rivera and trade perkins for like edwin jackson and maybe get ziegler in there too. or just bastardo for edwin str would’ve worked too. or either of those workable if they move papelbon anyway?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Edwin

  93. Bob Wetlands says:
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    Thinking of offering this proposal but not sure…total points league

    I send Alfonso Soriano & either Chris Sale or Stephen Strasburg for Chris Davis.

    1 – should I propose this trade?
    2 – which SP should I try to deal – Sale or Strasburg?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do it sending Sale

  94. goodfold2 says:
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    is shields for hunter str up fair, just in case opp doesn’t like
    holland/fister or latos for hunter/wilson
    he hasn’t gotten back yet, just seeing in advance. some people might like shields better, ROS value rater does I don’t.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  95. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team, 5×5, non-keeper, weekly league. I’m running away with runs and I need RBI and HRs.

    My Choo and Machado for Hamilton and Bruce.

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: Ouch. The dreaded “decent.” Couldn’t you have just lied to me and said “Wow L-Boogie, that’s the greatest trade I’ve ever heard and you’re guaranteed to win your league if you make it. You’re a man among boys and I’m donating all my body parts to medical research in your honor.” I assume this is even better:

        My Choo, Machado, and Phlegy for Hamilton, Bruce, and McCann.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… It’s better…

          • L-Boogie says:
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            @Grey: Thanks. Pains me to give up Machado after all he’s done for me this year.

            So when should I expect your left kidney?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sent it today thru FedEx

              • L-Boogie says:
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                @Grey: FedEx. Gotcha. So I guess I’ll get it 2 weeks from Monday, the package will have been opened and resealed, and there will be a cigarette butt stuck to your renal artery. Perfect.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes, and it’s unadmissible

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @L-Boogie: you will get more homers this way. you could try to slightly improve by adding one of your pitchers or closers to get a slightly better similar one of his. A Hamilton owner probably doesn’t mind doing that just to dump his terrible ass off.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @goodfold2: I’m dominating a lot of the pitching cats already with Bum, Scherzer, Liriano, Burnett, Garza, Jo-Fer, Kluber, Romo, Holland, and Jansen. He’s got Mo and Jim Johnson so he doesn’t need closers.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @L-Boogie: see if you could add romo to that deal and he adds rivera or even jim johnson (due to johnson’s opportunities), or you add jo-fer or kluber to get a better SP of his. Esp if he doesn’t know about Jo-Fer getting shut down.

  96. Tio says:
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    Yelich or McLouth ROS? Redraft league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  97. frankiemc says:
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    Should I trade J Upton, Henderson, and Hardy for

    Zimmermann and Archer…

    I have reyes already at SS so Hardy is a bench player. I am going to pick up Ibanez off waivers to replace Upton. And I still have Soriano, Balfour, Uehara, and Frieri for closers. I also need SPs….

    Thoughts and thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

  98. frankiemc says:
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    Also another trade offer I have is me trading Upton and R Soriano

    For Kemp and Fister

    Thoughts and thank you! Love the site!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hold

  99. hankp says:
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    I just got offered Shields and JoFer for Parnell and Lester. I can spare the saves, so I think I’ve got to do that right? When will Fernandez likely get shut down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do it… End of August

  100. R.J. says:
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    Who gets the better end of this deal: Jason Heyward and Madison Bumgarner for Jose Bautista and either Hellickson, Kluber, or Griffin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  101. AJ says:
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    Leonys Martin or EYJ ROS? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin flip

  102. Bryan says:
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    Good move? H2Hh re draft.I get Sale and I give Teheran and McClouth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  103. FrankieMc says:
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    Thanks for the responses

    How about just trading J. Upton for Zimmerman? Do you like that trade?

    And how much would you value Kemp at this point? Would you consider J. Upton for Kemp or would I have to get more in return because of his injury and amount of time he still will miss?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really, but it’s fair… Read the post for when Kemp is returning

  104. JFK says:
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    Think I’ve pretty much solidified my keepers (can keep four) for next year and am gearing up for a trading frenzy:

    Bogaerts (21st round), Machado (20th round), Myers (19th round), Reed (15th round)
    over
    Wheeler (21st round), Lucroy (21st round), Miller (21st round), Carpenter (21st round), Bossman Junior (21st round), Masterson (21st round), Brothers (21st round), AJax (20th round), Iwakuma (15th round), Pence (13th round)

    Any of the second group that you’d swap into the first?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler over Reed

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey:

        Ah, interesting…thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  105. nathan says:
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    do you like villar or brad miller more the ROS?
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  106. Doc says:
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    Markakis was just dropped in my league and im thinking of grabbing him for my util slot as im last in average. I have arenado and junior lake as insurance for any sort of cold streak by Pedro from Pittsburg . Leaning on dropping lake.

    Markakis > Arenado > Lake?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Lake

  107. Chris says:
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    Grey,

    I’m so sick and tired of Justin Upton and waiting for him to “realize his potential.” After that hot April, I thought this was the year of JUp. What a tease. Do you value Adam Jones higher in terms of keeper value now and in the future? What kind of player should I be asking for in return considering the Upton “suckfest” has been going on now for a solid 3 months? As always, thanks for the advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones is above him, yup

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: You ranked those 2 guys so close in the preseason. In fact, you said this of Jones #13 ranking: “I almost put Jones in the top ten and Justin Upton here.” I had my choice of these 2 guys with the 21st pick of the draft. I chose… poorly…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  108. Bob Wetlands says:
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    Bumgartner and Alfonso Soriano -or- Chris Davis? Which side you like.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  109. Jasen says:
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    Hey Grey

    Strictly on value ROS. Would you drop C.CRISP, JJ HARDY or A.CABRERA to activate C.GRANDERSON from my DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hardy

  110. Jayson says:
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    Would you add Xander Bogaerts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  111. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Who has the roughest outing today?
    J.Johnson @ LAA
    Spruill @ Texas
    Dumpster v Seattle
    Bettis @ Hotlanta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zeke Spruill

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Grey: Zeeeeeeke. What a weird friggin name, Zeke Spruill. Probably Dutch….and a Mennonite.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  112. Fish says:
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    Yahoo! Keeper League Trade. Which side
    S. Strasburg & J. Heyward
    or
    J. Upton & D. Price

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton, it’s a toss up

  113. Dan says:
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    Trade Lawrie for Bourn? I’m in first place in a 10 team 8×8 league, which no specific needs.

    C: McCann
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Cano
    3B: Zim
    SS: Asdrubal
    1B/3B: Hosmer
    2B/SS: Kipnis
    OF: Cutch
    OF: Ajax
    OF: Puig
    OF: Heyward
    Util: Hamilton
    Bench: Lawrie
    Bench: Franklin
    Bench: Bogaerts

    SP: Felix, Bumgarner, J-Z, Latos, Greinke, Medlen
    RP: Reed, Perkins, Parnell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  114. stumanji says:
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    10 tm auction, keep 5 guys. Out of the race so looking at keepers. Currently planning on keeping Goldy $12, Puig $3, Rizzo $4, and then two of Hanley $11, Hill $4, and Gio $10. I’ve been trying to pry Harvey $2 but no luck yet. Would you deal:
    a) Rizzo $4 and Gio $10 for Harvey $2?
    2) Hanley $11 and Gio $10 for Harvey $2?
    d) sit tight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  115. Alex says:
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    Play Ruiz or Hundley going forward? Weekly league

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Ruiz

  116. mike says:
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    I am totally out of it this year after a first and second in the previous two years.
    Was 0ffered Denard Span Brandon Belt and Yader Alanzo for Allen Craig Carlos Gomez and Martin Prado.
    Am losing all three and could keep any of those offered with low draft spot for next year.
    Was thinking about asking for Yelich instead of Span.
    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
    thanks
    mike

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Yelich but I have no idea of the prices

      • mike says:
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        @Grey: saw that Belt is getting diminished playing time.
        he has casingrini and will ask for him instead of Belt and see if it flies.
        thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  117. SteveNZ says:
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    Any chance of the Razz t-shirts being produced in white? Or navy blue? Or dark green?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not at this time…Black covers up pit stains!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Is that really the standard by which we want a t-shirt to be judged?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha…It’s how I judge my shirts!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: It will be a thing of the past once Cougs is on laundry detail.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              She already is…Why do you think I can only wear black shirts?

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Armpit mustaches?

                I don’t have any black shirts so I guess I should refrain from comment.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Do Kiwis not get yellow pits?

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah, we do. *Shakes fist at sky* Damn nature!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Thought maybe it was like how the toilet water goes the opposite way…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: That could be it. That and the fact that we’re all upside down here.

                    It’s the deodorant that causes the stains though, right?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hmm… Right you are, if we’re to believe eHow…

                    • WWGaudinD? says:
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                      Greys last google search- What causes pit stains?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, yup!

  118. bossmanjunior says:
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    @Grey

    Hold Franklin or drop for Castro? Currently have Hill at 2B and Zobrist at SS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Castro

  119. The Thumb says:
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    Lee/Machado or Beltre

    Thanks!

  120. herschel says:
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    @Grey: like tyler thornbirds next week (@sf, @sea) or stay away from the nookie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Away

  121. THE SNOZZ says:
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    ARCIA BACK UP with the YAWN Twins but:

    ROS 10 team roto Arcia or Ethier ?

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ethier

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: at the very least wait for arcia to not be as terrible as he was the last 8-10 days up last time.

  122. SteveNZ says:
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    Morse out of the lineup. So at least the total lack of production doesn’t come with any AVG or OBP damage…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  123. Harbinger says:
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    2 DL spots in a redraft……

    Currently have R. Howard (have Rizzo), Grilli in my spots. Now Montero joins them on the DL. Also BJ Upton on waivers DL. Who would be the two to spot into my DL spots for ROS. I am thinking about just dropping Montero for Avila…..Good idea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Montero for Avila

  124. Russ says:
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    @grey please tell me it’s okay to dump Rutledge now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  125. THE SNOZZ says:
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    Razzballers:

    Come up with some players who have sucked ass so far this year that may be second half gems and have been jettisoned to the waiver wire.

    Ethier ? , Lawrie? Willingham? Middlebust? Frazier? LaRoche? Melky? PUKE

    need some gems for stretch roto run.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @THE SNOZZ: I grabbed Lawrie in one league. He’s been pretty good since coming off the DL. He’s also 2b eligible in that league so the flexibility there is a plus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should just go with players that are hitting well now, not guys that weren’t good all year

  126. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey, do you like Jim Henderson for the rest of the year better than Perkins or Chishek?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: it probably goes perkins/cishek/henderson

  127. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Is WWGaudinD? really Prez? did I miss that day?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I think so… Unless Gaudin grabbed up Prezz’s identity on a gurney…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: he probably grabbed more than his identity

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          His innocence

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: more like his dignity….”why do I cry when I poop?”

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: too far?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA! “I flush my poop with my tears.”

    • WWGaudinD? says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: prez aint around…. Its me chad… Prez is at the hospital casing the ER for me…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @WWGaudinD?: trolling for gurney boobs!

  128. Harbinger says:
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    Better streamer?

    Tomorrow………Medlen vs. Philly or Porchello vs. CWS on Sunday? or both?

    Thanks for all you do on this site, this is the most entertaining and helpful FBB site of all time.

    • THE SNOZZ says:
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      @Harbinger: DUDLEY MOORE playing Arthur would be a better stream than Medlen…

      Medlen is garbage -go against the shit white sox

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello…No problem, thanks!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: agree with the white sox part, and porcello, medlen was just fine last sun against STL.

  129. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey …being offered Cargo for both my Puig and Myers…what to do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • AJ says:
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        Ok now hes including Verlander with Cargo…still hold?@Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take it

  130. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Would you drop Frieri for Uehara? I hate closers so, so much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  131. THE SNOZZ says:
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    Thoughts on Justin Upton ROS?

    Would you trade Jennings and S Miller for J Upton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Upton there

      • THE SNOZZ says:
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        @Grey: you da man !

        he just offered beltran for same offer? He must love Shelby lol
        do I take J upton or Beltran?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Upton

  132. SteveNZ says:
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    Why the fuck couldn’t Franklin just do that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, seriously

  133. SteveNZ says:
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    There he is!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mazel tov!

  134. ryanjoe13 says:
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    Would you stick with Lowrie as opposed to grabbing Miller or Villar ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  135. bossmanjunior says:
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    1) Since the Dbacks didnt trade for a closer, how long do you think Ziegler can hold the job?

    2) Is Chen (Orioles) more than just a streamer? Guy in my league is trying to collect closers and thinking of offering Cisnero for Chen. My other closers are Perkins, Street and Ziegler. 10 team h2h

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) All year 2) Yes

  136. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    upton AND wallace, now we’re cooking. It’s been a long time since that much goodness happened while i was making dinner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      With gas!

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: brad miller 20 minutes or so before too.

  137. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    now we just gotta let franklin have 1 day off and have miller play 2nd to qualify him there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin looks like he could use a break

  138. SteveNZ says:
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    Can’t steal 1st, Villar. Come on fella.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  139. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    with dj lemeh, i’ve just picked up over a 4th of my total bases for the week (13/48) on 4 hits in like 35 minutes. that’s crazy good.

  140. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    darvish with 8 K’s in 10 batters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

  141. SteveNZ says:
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    PLayng aganst Seager this week is pretty exasperating.

    Especially with Franklin doing NOTHING in front of him.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: now that i’m in 5 leagues i own pretty much all of the top 4 SEA hitters somewhere. I’m hoping for just one day of Franklin getting benched (even though i’ll have to play rollins), so in my biggest money league i can have brad miller become 2nd base eligible, only 1 more start.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @goodfold2: If Franklin wants a day off, he’s going the right effing way about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My team is in the toilet

  142. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Drop Headley or Kluber for Morales? Or hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could see Headley

  143. bossmanjunior says:
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    So Cisnero is pretty much hot garbage right? At least Veras was a decent pitcher on a horrible team. I should be happy to get Chen for Cisnero or should I hold to see how it plays out?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @bossmanjunior: see for a while if you need saves, but which chen, w or b? you mean HOU’s chen? wait on that. cisnero and or w.wright are more likely i’d think.

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @goodfold2:

        Orioles Chen…sorry can never rememeber how to spell it haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d hold

  144. goodfold2 says:
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    so i got hunter and wilson for g.holland and fister. but the rebuild of orphan team with the best pitching and worst offense ever continues!
    if i have morales/arenado/lawrie at 1b/IF/util spots and want to get freeman, i could put one of those together with which pitcher(s) (latos/shields/wheeler/jo-fer/w.chen/wilhelm/frieri/rivera/chapman/jansen)?
    2. WTF is up with TULO? playing against him this week is awesome. 1 run/no hits. played every game. worse for his owners than if he was injured.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie and Jo-Fer or Shields

  145. goodfold2 says:
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    now tulo just got ejected! sweet.

  146. goodfold2 says:
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    there’s the charlie morton we all remember.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  147. SteveNZ says:
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    That flirtation with .280 for the week didn’t last long.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why don’t we have Darvish on multiple teams? Jesus

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: This tier goes from here until Peavy. I call this tier, “I’ll grab one of these guys when possible; just not going apeshizz cray cray.” What I mean by this tier is I’ll probably not sweat it if someone drafts one of these guys prior to me, but I will draft them if they’re there (stutterer!).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dah!

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @SteveNZ: Holy shizz he is insane

  148. MasterofGrond says:
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    Was planning on dropping Junior Lake today, decided not to because he was playing on a short schedule day.

    Feeling pretty good about waiting right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  149. bossmanjunior says:
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    Ugh this Nolasco stream isnt starting off too well. Gets the Cardinals next, yeah no thanks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they jumped on him…

  150. TheNewGuy says:
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    When a stream goes wrong do you call it a ‘steam’ as in steam coming off your head as in frustration?

    Kust kayin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cleveland Streamer

  151. MasterofGrond says:
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    Just looked at Veras’ stats for the first time in months today. 2.86 ERA? .98 WHIP?

    Combine that with 19 saves in 2/3 of a season and that’s not freaking bad for my 22nd round pick.

    I almost feel bad for being so infuriated with him early in the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, turned into a late steal…

  152. Shake N Bacon says:
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    My new favorite MLB player: Tuffy Gosewisch

    Catcher for the D-backs, starting tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You see his check swing on Darvish?

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Grey: No I missed it. Damn. Can’t find a video on it yet. What happened?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He tried to get out of the way-slash-swing the bat and fell over swinging…

          • WWGaudinD? says:
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            @Grey: 42-faked ya!

          • Shake N Bacon says:
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            @Grey: Ha, I’ll need to look for that in the morning. The highlight reel of Yu’s night didn’t show it. Sounds pretty funny though.

            What’s not funny is Lake hit two homers tonight…the day after I dropped him for Eric Chavez. Shite! Oh well, by the time he comes off of waivers he will cold again and maybe I can pick him back up.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I dropped Lake too… That 1-for-10 in the doubleheader zapped my patience

  153. herschel says:
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    @Grey: do you like Strop better than Gregerson or Bastardo for sagnof?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really

  154. Stasch says:
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    Avila or Russell Martin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avila

  155. goodfold2 says:
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    goldy’s now k’d three str times. parra too.
    lake with the 2 homers.

  156. goodfold2 says:
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    teheran 3 different innings with 3 k’s.

  157. bossmanjunior says:
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    damn you Lake…you’re killing my stream!

    Grey, trade just accepted. I give my Choo and get his Gio. Did I do good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  158. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Son of a drop, I dropped Lake today, got the 2 homers and now I must watch as someone waivers him and leads them to the championship……I hate this game

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I dropped him too…Eff me

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: yeah eff you for telling me to drop him….

        I got another new mechanical mod today, the K 100

        http://www.onestopvapers.com/image/cache/data/k100v22-900×900.JPG

        It’s nice. I found out about the shop I’ve been going too, they are like a wholesaler for a lot of the other stores, I also got some disposable wick tanks for $2.50 a pop
        http://img1.cdn.nobodybuy.com/Y201304M1551159C1753023/T6G2281737/W499H499/Clear+atomizer+dual+coil+ce4+with+long+wick,+best+seller+in+2012!.jpg

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I dropped him too! Those wick tanks look like what I use for iTaste… What’s the mechanical mod do?

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: it’s like my one that broke, it is the kind where you literally pull the batteries out and recharge them, you can’t adjust anything. But you get great vape. It’s the hobbyist side of it. Makes you look cool in front of all the cool kids in high school and college

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice… So that’s the one I’m asking about on Saturday?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Cool, noted… Thanks for the patience… I’m technologically challenged…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I know, as am I, I sure do miss my walkman and the art of the mix tape…..you know you would play well on twitter, whoever does the razzball twitter only posts articles and brings zero comedy to the twittersphere. You guys should consider having someone who can be snarky and sarcastic to do some tweeting for the site

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Eh, it’s by design… I’d prefer people come here instead of there…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: ah ha moment, exclusive content.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wink, wink, nudge, nudge…Mmm-hmm…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA….is something stuck in your finger

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hehe… Yup!

    • WWGaudinD? says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: you dropped lake in the ocean… It’ll be okay..

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @WWGaudinD?: but there is so little fresh water left

  159. royce! says:
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    Just got a chromecast because I am too lazy to plug my computer into the television. Anyone know how to run mlb tv on it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Researched it some more, I think it’s not available yet. But I still don’t have to plug in my computer so I win.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Score! I don’t even know what Chromecast is… I’m prolly the only one…

          • Shake N Bacon says:
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            @Grey: It lets you stream video from your computer or phone to your TV. Only $40 I think. Cheaper alternative to an Apple TV if you have an iPhone or Mac computer.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, nice

  160. SteveNZ says:
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    Holy Papelbon.

    Hamels: “We didn’t get him here for this, that’s for sure.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What a mess that was/is still

    • royce! says:
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      @SteveNZ: Ugh, stuck at a 2 in wins so I really could have used that. I hate Papelbon.

  161. TheNewGuy says:
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    Will Hamels ever get a friggin win.

    Had Cliff Lee last year, Hamels this. FMBLPhillies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Papelbon blew that badly

  162. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. lake/pence or lake/werth for cuddyer? i have segura at ss…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Werth

      • herschel says:
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        f’ing bartender drunk with sloppy ratios…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Blech

  163. TheNewGuy says:
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    Chris Davis is homering again, order has been restored to the universe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  164. SteveNZ says:
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    Fucking Franklin is driving me spare. I can bench him, but is he even worth holding?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: And fuck you too, Panda, and your groundout with the bases loaded.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: So many things to be annoyed about right now, don’t know where to start.

        • royce! says:
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          @SteveNZ: Society! Kids these days! CD packaging!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @royce!: Get off my lawn!

        • royce! says:
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          @SteveNZ: It’s national IPA day. I grant you honorary american status in case you need it in order to celebrate.

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @royce!: I need a drink, if that’s what you mean.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold him through the weekend…

  165. bossmanjunior says:
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    Replacement for Choo at UTL: Hosmer, Morales, Arenado, Gardner, De Aza

    steals and average would be a plus. Otherwise, best overall contribution

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De Aza

  166. royce! says:
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    Would you drop any of the following for Edwin Jackson?: W. Chen, Cole, Kluber, Nova.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @royce!: could be nova.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole, depending on matchups

  167. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    Have they figured Nickmundo out? Only have Alexei and Cozart available on the WW. Can pick up Xander and hope for a callup next week.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @AnotherFalstaff: how quickly a 2 homer game gets forgotten. It was 3 DAYS AGO!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold through the weekend…

  168. goodfold2 says:
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    dj lemeh didn’t like getting put down to 8th. 3 hits, 2 doubles, steal.
    romo might crawl out of a bases loaded with no outs shit storm. he’s got mini-elf latino powers.

  169. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    Philies sure do have a chance with Papelnuts, to lose money! This message supported by the get the F outta town so Bastardo can close support group.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  170. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    OMG! A Romo save and a Cain win!

  171. SteveNZ says:
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    Blackley and Hunter – how shitty was that?

    Though at least Hunter got a Hold. Which was then immediately cancelled out by my opponent’s Matusz coming in to get ONE effing out. Which he wouldn’t have done if Hunter hadn’t given up an effing run.

    Suppose I should be glad I’m solidly in a playoff spot…

  172. AJ says:
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    With both Simmons and Mark Ellis swinging pretty hot bats at the moment..who you rather go with?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons

  173. Grey's Goatee says:
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    Lake or Marisnick?

    Position doesn’t matter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lake

  174. SteveNZ says:
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    Jesus, Wilhelmsen. Not you too. Get a double play for Christ’s sake.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Week could completely fall apart right here.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @SteveNZ: shouldn’t even be in there with 5 run lead. no leverage inning.he’s very bad at those.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: 12 balls on 19 pitches. allowed hits to the 2 worst hitters on bos.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: thank god i used to have a 1.20 (2.08 lead over opponent) era for the week, wilhelm upped the whip from .73 to .8, we’ll see what those 4 earned have done in a minute.

  175. Jon says:
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    Sit/start for tomorrow?

    Delgado @ BOS
    Medlen @ PHI
    Zimmermann @ MIL
    Cashner vs NYY
    Milone vs TEX

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit, sit, start, start, sit

  176. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    there’s a blurb that’s named for strasburg, but it’s only info is this:”Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo has been promoted to president of baseball operations and has signed a long-term extension. ” Is Stras now the owner or something, such that these decisions go through him?

  177. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    here’s another inning where wilhelmsen doesn’t need to be in there, up by 5, gettin ugly. he only does well at all if he’s actually needed.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: could’ve just left fur in, or perez, or medina.

  178. SteveNZ says:
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    Oh for fuck’s sake. What a fucking disaster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So effin terrible

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Pretty annoying when your strategy is predicated on winning ERA and WHIP each week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I can imagine… That was an epic collapse… That’s the kind of win or loss that can change a season for a team…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Yeah. ERA went from someething like 1.30 to 7.00 thanks for Hunter/Blackley/Wilhelmsen.

            Might have to stream some starters to try and get some wins…

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @SteveNZ: And BADLY need a save from Jansen (he has no closers)…

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @SteveNZ: just get away form blackley, he’s not good for anything. last year he was for a while as a starter.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ouch

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: So, for tomorrow –

            Davis @ NYM
            Redmond @ LAA
            Delgado @ BOS
            Harang @ BAL
            Martin v ATL

            That’s the order (except for Martin) that SON has them and it doesn’t like any of them much. Gotta be Davis, right?

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @SteveNZ: wade davis has been str terrible. the matchup is good. i’d rather do none or redmond. His K rate has been good, at least. whip too. only problem is homers

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @goodfold2: Yeah, they’re much of a muchness. I went with the SON and grabbed Davis.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Davis…No Ubaldo?

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Nope.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: now that gregerson isn’t gonna close i was going to drop him for one of miley/peralta/santiago in 10 teamer. only w.peralta has good schedule coming up (@SF, @SEA); but this week i could use extra K’s. should I
      1.stream fausto Carmona incognito vs SF or mcallister @MIA
      2.until Sun I could use either A.Torres or Delabar for K’s. have more than enough pickups in the 10 teamer.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        1. Ha! Carmona 2. Torres

  179. SteveNZ says:
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    I don’t know if J-Up makes me feel any better or not.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: he should. he’s hitting .444 this week and now the power has returned. getting back (actually better) into the groove he was in for like the 6 days or so just before that leg thing at the all star break he had. Wilhelm jacked my era from a wonderful 1.20 to a still pretty good (still 1.22 better than opp) 2.00. perez got the loss and at least the manager can’t look at those 2 other bums as better than kaiser after that shitstorm. Medina couldn’t throw strikes either and all 3 got hit easily. Maybe he learns to not use closers in non leverage spots. ALso, BOS is best (top 3 anyway) hitting team in baseball. Wilhelm still hasn’t blow a save in long time. Manager’s often look at that.

  180. Wilsonian says:
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    Which side in each of these:

    A) Fielder/Pedro
    B) JUp/Kendrys

    A) Fielder/Minor
    B) Bautista/M.Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder… Fielder

  181. AJ says:
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    Thank you Fantasy Gods..Finally Rizzo is delivering!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  182. SteveNZ says:
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    Dunno if I can bear to follow this Jansen save opp after everything else today…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: it’s jansen, we’re fine here.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: after a day like today, if you own upton, have some faith in the top 5 (maybe 3) in baseball.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: top 5 closer, i meant.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: see, faith, pulled a kimbrel.

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @goodfold2: On 12 pitches, what’s more.

  183. FrankGrimes says:
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    someone dropped Ziegler worth a pick up need saves but I have only 9 moves left for the year.

    should my patience with Gyorko end as well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Ziegler, but hold on Gyorko

  184. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Feldman or Milone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone

  185. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I’m thinking of dumping the Kaiser, he has destroyed two good staffs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good idea

  186. Yu look Mahrvelous. Oh and thanks for reminding me to waiver Lake everyone!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yu look incredible, baby…

      • @Grey:

        He’s actually even better in my friends league as BAA counts too. (.188!) On track for 275 K’s. I think that rest they gave him was brilliant, he looks totally recharged.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, pretty nasty year from him

  187. Jason Katnip says:
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    Dropped Lake for Arenado, re-add Lake or hold?

    • @Jason Katnip:

      Hes SS eligible, that’s enough to make me want him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  188. Alan says:
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    Okay to send Wacha and Skaggs for Derek Holland in dynasty? in first, need a No. 3 type

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  189. Jiggy Nits says:
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    10 team NL only ROTO league. Hodgepadre Tyson Ross frontrunner with my move on YoGa? Other possible suiters: Thornburg, Jordan Taylor, Bettis, Volquez or any of these RPS – Strop, Walden, Avilan, Qualls.

    Need Wins/Ks & Hurting for saves. Leading ERA & WHIP pretty comfortably.

    Thanks as always…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of them

      • Jiggy Nits says:
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        @Grey: HAHAHA. okay so for giving me nothing there help me here: Dejesus vs Delmon Young ROS with BB instead of R ROTO NL 5×5

  190. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    looking to improve the worst pitching team ever in 15 team roto. If I only have 467 inning left in the year with this staff
    lackey
    e.jackson
    samardzija
    latos
    bailey
    colon
    these RP
    veras/fien/cook/broxton(dl)/gray(NA)/fear the beard (DL or NA it changes)/parnell/frieri/g.holland
    I am in trouble with all pitching stats other than net saves (i’m first in that); great offense except for net steals.
    1. what is the number on SON to target below which i don’t start somebody? Not used to innings limits?
    my assets i’m looking to trade are rasmus/soriano/rendon/arenado/fowler/2 out of holland/frieri/parnell (leaving myself with 1 closer and filling the extra P or RP slots (6 slots if i only have 1 closer) with holds guys.

    it’d be silly to just dump the offensive players off and grab waiver holds guys (qualls,strop,parker) for holds, so i’m trying to get solid steals guys for cheap (eyj,raj); if i do some 2 for ones, i could also waiver dyson.
    rajai davis owner needs closers and also has o’day/f-rod/wilson.

    2.which of those 3 RP should i target with rajai and what is a good price of my guys for that? thanks.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: or should i concentrate on getting eyj off of a different owner first. I can always come back to the Raj davis owner just for his holds guys after that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. $8 2. No idea what you’re asking

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey:
        1.if i’m trying to get eyj for net steals by giving soriano and/or closer(s). i also want a SP out of that if i’m giving both. which of these is fair with which of parnell/frieri/holland
        so the most i’d be giving is al soriano or rasmus + holland (or one of other 2 closers) for eyj and 1 of those SP
        teheran/w.chen/lohse

        2. which of frieri/parnell is eyj worth? in case owner doesn’t want to part with one of his decent SP

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: his SP in that equation are
          w.chen
          lohse
          teheran
          cingrani

  191. Matt P says:
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    Dynasty trade:
    I get Matt Carpenter

    I give up Altuve, Ozuna and Hultzen

    Giving up too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much

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