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Domonic Brown went 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and yet another homer, his 17th.  Can we just bask in the Brown glow?  Or Basque, if you’re Spanish.  A run like this only happens once in a blue moon.  Or Blue Moon, if you like orange wedges with your beer.  Brown is in the zone, then the zone called and said Brown doesn’t need to pay his room service bill.  It’s on the house!  (The zone just doesn’t do that sorta thing usually.)  Everyone wants a piece of Brown.  The League of Extraordinary Italian-Americans called and claimed True Romance was right and Domonic is Italian.  The Mexican American hip hop duo, A Lighter Shade of Brown, is going to a tanning salon in anticipation of changing their name.  Charlie Manuel said he’s known all along what Brown was capable of, but no one understands a word he says.  From my mouth to your deity of choice, please let him stay hot until October.  That is all I ask.  That and to win the lottery.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Erik Kratz – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer and fourth in the last week.  Member how excited you were for the return of Carlos Ruiz and Grandal?  We were younger then and you had more hair.  Kratz has done better in the last two weeks than they’ll probably do in three months.   For serious, Ruiz and Grandal’s over/under for the season is 7 homers.

Ryan Howard – 1-for-3, 1 run.  Not much happened yesterday for him, but I watched this game because constitutional law states I must watch all Brown at-bats.  Anyway, Howard got a pitch yesterday that he used to drive into the stands the opposite way, and he hit a double that was about forty feet short of the wall.  Not saying to drop him, but he just doesn’t have the same power we’re accustomed to seeing.

Kyle Kendrick – 9 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the MIA Marlins.  Even Kyle Schmendrick could tell you just start pitchers vs. the Marlins.

Ben Revere – 2-for-5, 1 run and 2 steals.  Now has 5 steals in the last week.  Gallop, Revere, gallop!  Scream the SAGNOF is coming, Revere, scream the SAGNOF is coming!

Justin Masterson – 6 1/3 IP, 7 ER, 12 baserunners, 5 Ks in The House They Built Across The Street From The House Ruth Built.  Not a good start, but you shouldn’t have started him here.  Yankees always seem to beat up the Indians, and then give them smallpox.

Asdrubal Cabrera – Aggravated his quad injury.  Looked like it would need a DL stint.  If he can avoid it, it would be a quadrubal bypass.

Mike Aviles – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and hitting near .333 in the last week.  Will see time while Asdrubal is out.  Grab Aviles if your MI spot is as disagreeable as any camel that has ever been on TV or film. (Talk about an animal that needs its own anti-defamation league.  “Let me ask you this, haters of the camel, what other animal is dragging your stupid ass through the desert with no water?  Let’s see you ride on the back of your corgi!”  That’s me as I stump for the hump.)

Tyler Chatwood – Left yesterday’s game with triceps soreness.  Maybe he should do more chatting.

Bronson Arroyo – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks as he dazzled with his 82 MPH fastball, then was relieved by Aroldis.  That’s like watching someone watch The Tree of Life.  Two hours of boredom, then they run out of the theater.

Jay Bruce – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam & legs.  They call him Bruce (because they were at their first game and thought that players’ first names were on their uniforms.  Well, it’s not crazy, he was hitting in front of Frazier and Paul.)

Jason Heyward – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Is it getting stuffy in here?  Might be the Buy Low Window on Heyward closing.

Brian McCann – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Meanwhile, Salvador Perez asked an older man riding a donkey to move to the side of the road so Perez’s taxi could pass.

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  All right, he’s about Freddie Venus now.  Get hotter, doode!

Kris Medlen – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, 3.14 ERA on the year.  Don’t call the flat-billed pitchypus extinct yet.

A.J. Burnett – 5 IP, 6 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Too bad his mom, Carol, wasn’t around to mop-up the mess he left.

Zack Wheeler – The Mets announced he’ll make his major league debut during their next homestand vs. the Cubs, which starts on June 14th.  I already went over my Zack Wheeler fantasy.  I wrote it while trying to digest the latest episode of Game of Thrones.  Knowing the Mets’ luck, Wheeler’ll get injured on June 13th.  I’m only 16% joking.

Scooter Gennett – Brewers promoted the twenty-three year-old middle infielder.  Holy cow, Scooter should play shortstop; ain’t that, right, White?  You’d think so, as long as he didn’t need to leave early to see his wife, Cora.  Gennett will see some reps at 2nd base.  He is the polar opposite of the guy who stands to lose the most with this move, Weeks.  Scooter can get on base, and doesn’t strikeout much at all.  He could hit .300 in the majors.  Unfortunately, he lacks Weeks’s power and speed.  In Triple-A, Scooter hit one homer and stole 8 bases in 50 games, but 3 times caught.  He looks like a Prado knockoff, which you can find on any street corner in Chinatown.

Juan Francisco – Signed by the Brewers to play first and third, then mostly here and there when Hart returns.  Look at the Brewers making moves.  They’re drunk on moves like Gallardo.  Next thing you know, they’ll nickname themselves The Roenicke’s Mickeys.  Francisco is a solid pop, low average corner infidel.  He’s a decent gamble in NL-Only leagues.  He’ll also make it fun for the Brewers announcers when they call double plays where the pitcher covers, the ol’ Juan-four-one.

Jim Henderson – On Sunday, the Brewers will return the ninth inning puppet strings to Jim Henderson.

Marco Estrada – 4 IP, 5 ER and left the game with a strained hamstring.  I cut bait on him about a month ago and haven’t looked back.  Hey, you win some and you Marco Estrada some.

Rickie Weeks – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Maybe he feels Scooter breathing down his neck.  A guy named Scooter does seem like a mouth-breather.

Gordon Beckham – 0-for-3 as he was activated.  If you were waiting for Beckham to return from the DL, you’re related to him and couldn’t wait until he got out of the house.

Joe Blanton – 8 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 11 Ks.  Well, I know at least one person had this on their team.  Steam-o-Nator, “Hitter-Tron may love appliances, but I love me some Joe Blanton!”

Everth Cabrera – 2-for-3 with 2 steals, his 22nd and 23rd.  JayWrong might want to add two plus signs to his 70+ steal prediction for EverCab.

Eric Stults – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  He looked better under the lights in Los Angeles than any Eric Stults has in the last 15 years.

Dylan Bundy – Cleared to resume a throwing program.  Bundy’s still far off from the O’s, and wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t see him until September in the bullpen.  Random Commenter from 2014, “Who do you like more, Wheeler or Bundy?”  There will be time for that, future boy!

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-4, 1 run, and hitting near .400 in the last week.  Rico Sauve Parra doesn’t have big time power or speed, but he looks like a solid hot schmotato right now.

Adrian Beltre – MRI revealed a minor hamstring strain, but he’s hoping to return as early as today.  Ranger that!

Giancarlo Stanton – Doing baserunning drills in Jupiter, Florida.  What a coinkydink since I was just playing Drops of Jupiter on my cello under his bedroom window.

Erik Bedard – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks.  That’s nice.  He also pitches for the Astros and can’t throw 100 pitches in a game.  You go ahead with your Bedard self.

Andy Pettitte – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  Yankees love Pettitte with their staff, but they’re jerk-offs.  (Pun point!)

Mark Teixeira – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs with the grand slam.  Since his return from the DL, he’s batting .167 and batting third, which makes no sense in 2013, but neither does the entire Yankees team, so there’s that.  If there’s anyone in your league that named their kid Jeter and shaves their mustache off because it’s Yankee policy, I’d look to see what they’d give me for Te(i)x.  If he hits 17 homers with a .260 average this year, it’ll be impressive.  I.e., what Domonic Brown already has.  I before E except in Teixeira, I don’t trust Te(i)x at all.

Coco Crisp – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Coco Crisp was great..nuts!  Which is not Grape Nuts, because they will crack your tooth if you don’t add milk.

Tommy Milone – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Terrific start considering it was in Milwaukee.  Still, when you look at his 2-something ERA at home vs. ugly ERA on the road, gotta lean towards only packing him his lunch for home games while singing to him, “My Milone has a first name, it’s T-O-M-M-Y.”

Jed Lowrie – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  After taking the better part of the last month off, he’s 8 for his last 13.  I still liked him better when he only got cold because he was injured, but I’ll accept him for who he is because I’m compassionate and handsome.

Brandon Moss – Hit his 8th homer.  Damn, the Hitter-Tron was telling me to pick him up for the short schedule day.  Just so hard to trust the Hitter-Tron when he keeps humping my microwave.  Hitter-Tron, “At least I don’t get googly for Joe Blanton.”

Carl Crawford – Hit the DL with a hamstring strain.  I don’t think we’re ever going to see more than a solid month or two from him for the rest of his career.  Anyone know if Carl has to be with me if I go to City Hall and have his last name changed to Crawful?

Scott Van Slyke – 2-for-3 and his 5th homer.  In related news, Bobby Bonilla’s son just cashed his dad’s latest million dollar check from the Mets.  Ain’t easy being a Bonilla!  Van Slyke has some pop, but won’t hit more than .250.  To give you a real world example, he could be Ryan Ludwick when he first came up.  Or he could be Ryan Ludwick after pitchers stopped throwing him fastballs.

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-4 as he hit lead-0ff.  YES!  Followed in the lineup by automatic out, Nick Punto.  NO!  All Americans love to pig out, but not Puig…Out!  C’mon, Mattingly, grow back your hair lip and get your house in order!

Hanley Ramirez – Should be ready to be activated today.  He says he’s ready to come back and give it his best 30%.

Chris Carpenter – Threw batting practice yesterday.  Nice, he should be ready by the All-Star Break to throw in the Home Run Derby.

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, 2.76 ERA.  I wonder if he ever went by LL Nancy.  Nah, probably not.

Carlos Beltran – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  What happened to that friendly competition that him and Holliday were having?  That was spurring Holliday on to do things.  Not great things, but I’d take any things from Holliday at this point.  Sleep in the Matt Holliday Inn and you may never wake up because you’re so frickin’ bored.

David Freese – 2-for-3, 1 RBI and has hit in 13 straight games .  Freese is hot, which is different than Icy/Hot on your scrotum, which the Internet that Al Gore created tells me won’t cause permanent damage, but sure will feel like it.  Strasburg can confirm or deny.

Matt Carpenter – 3-for-5, 3 runs, hitting .319.  When Chris Carpenter returns, rather than altering Matt’s uniform, he can paint a red M on his hand and walk around bug-eyed like Peter Lorre.

Yadier Molina – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, looks like having his big brother, Bengie, as the assistant hitting coach is paying off.  Won’t be as nice on Molina Day at the ballpark when the first 500 pound Molina gets a free tote bag.

495 Responses

  1. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Drop Waca for wheeler?

    • @I’m Keith Hernandez: You’re asking about dropping a guy with one (good) MLB start for a guy with none. There’s no way to know which’ll be better, but both are high upside hurlers. Like AL KAHOLIC said, try to roster both. But if you can’t pick one and give him 2 or 3 starts before you make a judgement.

    • YoMommaSoUggla says:
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      @I’m Keith Hernandez:
      The thing is, they’ll both be useless the last 2 weeks of the season. So, there’s that.

      • Birdog says:
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        @YoMommaSoUggla:

        Yeah, that blows, especially in h2h. Somebody in my league just dropped Greinke. I just put in a waiver claim for him but I’m now 11th in priority after grabbing Wacha a few days ago. I don’t expect Greinke to be crap the rest of the way. Doubt I’ll get him, tho.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Birdog: he’s coming off an injury and doesn’t look good yet, but who really doesn’t think freakin greinke won’t be great at some point, unless there’s some other injury being hidden.

  2. Hats for Bats says:
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    Chris Shelton = Mr. April
    Domonic Brown = Mr. May
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    Reggie Jackson = Mr. October
    Derek Jeter = Mr. November

    Who will fill in the blanks?

      • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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        @Prezz: Don’t forget Brandon Lee.

      • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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        Heyward got dropped.

        Grey, please rank Heyward, Austin Jackson, Jennings, Crisp, Puig for me.

        i.e. I own all of the above except Heyward and Austin’s coming off the DL soon and is Jennings worth holding onto over the others. Thanks in advance.

        • AL KOHOLIC says:
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          @Shin-Soo Choo Choo:sorry but you,ll prolly be dropping Puig,see what he does this week but id love to own jennings

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Shin-Soo Choo Choo: I’d go AJax, Crisp, Jennings, Heyward, Puig. So I’d drop Puig.

      • Fister Furbush says:
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        @Prezz:

        Ken Griffey Jr.= Mr. July? Home Run Derby King.
        Mark McGwire= Mr.September? Home run record broken in September.

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @Hats for Bats: Sammy Sooser= Mr. June

    • Jangles says:
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      @Hats for Bats:

      Sosa hit 20 HRs in June, right? He’s Mr. June

      • Byron from Austin says:
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        @Jangles:

        eric byrnes said on mlb network yesterday that adam lind would be mr june. and he’s noticably less retarded than harold reynolds or billy ripken, so he might be on to something.

        • L-Boogie says:
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          @Byron from Austin: I don’t think Eric Byrnes seems noticeably less retarded than anyone except maybe for someone who is actually retarded. And even then…

          • Byron from Austin says:
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            @L-Boogie:

            i just gave two great examples of guys that he is noticeably less retarded than, and you can verify that by listening to them talk about baseball on tv every day.

            • Furious says:
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              @Byron from Austin: I enjoy how much you can feel that Brian Kenny hates Harold’s opinions.

              • Byron from Austin says:
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                @Furious:
                yeah every once in a while i feel sorry for brian, but hey he keeps coming back for more.

                • L-Boogie says:
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                  @Byron from Austin: It does seem like Byrnes has really toned it down a bit. When he first started he sounded like a loud-mouthed, rough-around-the-edges, California surfer-boy who couldn’t complete a coherent sentence without stammering. Seems like MLBN sent him to finishing school because he sounds a lot more polished and can actually get off a comprehensive thought without sounding like Keanu Reeves. “Whoa!”

                  • Byron from Austin says:
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                    @L-Boogie:

                    agreed! they should try to package HR and billy ripken in a deal to fox sports, for a bag of baseballs and some big league chew (grape).

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @L-Boogie: this right here about retards vs bynes is great stuff.

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @Byron from Austin:
          enemies list:
          Homer Simpson
          Eric Byrnes
          Ben Maller

    • Sal Paradise says:
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      @Hats for Bats: Methinks Dave Winfield was the original Mr. May, as per his Boss, but at this point D. Brown can do whatever the fuck D. Brown wants…

        • AL KOHOLIC says:
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          @AL KOHOLIC: i know facebook has gotten kind of gay but a like button on here would be cool

          • Sal Paradise says:
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            @AL KOHOLIC: haha, i’m half proud and half ashamed of the fact I’m not on facebook…if like and dislike buttons add to page views and/or hits maybe these guys should consider adding…otherwise, you’re right, it’s kinda gay in the non-sexual way

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @AL KOHOLIC:

            hate

  3. Hats for Bats says:
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    HiGrey – I hve CC, Sherzer, Lester, Starsburg, Teheran, J fernandez, JDLR and been streaming #likeaboss to stay in competition (3rd place now) in a deep 12 tem H2H where everyone is battling this year and my offense is struggling each week.

    Who would you offer up to try and grab Stanton?

    • Hats for Bats says:
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      @Hats for Bats: PS any thoughts on Wil Myers, been holding him on the bench all year

      PPS – the return of PS, I was the guy that dropped Harper last yer after holding him 2 months and then he got called up the next day out of nowhere. Dont’ want to get bitten in my ass by virtual vultures

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Hats for Bats: soon,i can feel it coming

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Hats for Bats: I do like Myers, saw him in Durham a few times this year, but his average isn’t great and not sure a call up will be eminent. He’s no Harper so if you drop him he won’t all the sudden be a monster or even play everyday.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hats for Bats: Maybe J-Fer has the name/hype value attached and you can grab one-for-one with the guy you’re trading forgetting he’ll be shut down.

  4. Alex says:
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    You see Gallardo turning it around to be better than starting Milone at home?

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Alex: Gallardos firmly entrenched on my bench until he shows any signs of form. In fact another bad start and I might consider dropping him, doodes been terrible.

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @TheNewGuy:depends on whats out there but i dropped him a month ago and havent regretted it yet,plus he is a free agent now in that rcl league

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Alex: I’m the resident Brewers fan, and Yoga is excruciating to watch, but he’ll end up 4.25 ERA with like 170 Ks. So he’ll have a good run left in him.

  5. Anthony says:
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    Great stuff Greycarlo, I’m sure going to miss the “Meantime, Salvador Perez” blurbs now that he’s set to play today. I own Perez but I’m looking forward to his next family tragedy…..Thanks!

  6. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    traded Puig but ended up with a guy ive never owned,Ryan Braun,see if the post roid Braun can get hot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: he doesn’t look right, unfortunately…

  7. Hondo says:
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    Aviles(with Asbrubal looking Dl’ed) Simmons or Yunel until Reyes limps back for a few weeks before going back on the DL for whatever he does to his legs next playing on Toronto’s asphalt parking lot field?

    Kinda of too late,since I dropped Yunel for Aviles already( not a true believer in Yunel’s streak),but Franklin comes off waivers June 5th(after I dropped him for Yunel)

    • Hondo says:
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      @Hondo:

      Or Dozier?(Don’t know squat about him and hate Twins bats)

      Or six of one/half dozen thing?It’s too late tonight to check out the matchups.

      I’d rather get some sleep tonight than an extra hit or 2 in the next few days.Regretting the Franklin drop though.

      • bsaeball says:
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        @Hondo: I’m in the same situation with ass dribble but aslo need help at 2nd, currently have Infante. Dozer is eligable at both. Strike outs against and obp are added to the normal 5 catigories, so who is the add and should i stick with infante 2nd? Also what’s up with brett anderson? Drop him for aaron hill on my DL spot or keep him?

        • Hondo says:
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          @bsaeball:
          Aviles also qualifies at 3B in Yahoo.Looks like he’ll be playing full time for the next couple weeks.
          If I only had to worry about 2B/SS I probably would have gone with Dozier,but I’m still not sure what’s up with Beltre and my only other 3B is Matt Carpenter,who I really like where he is,as the fireman on my bench,so I took the short term safe route with Aviles in disregard to upside. I’m sure Beltre will be back in a few days and I’ve got Reyes on the DL,but you never really know in this kind of tight spot.

          I’m awaiting Grey’s wisdom about it.

          I never really liked Anderson,I’d rather stream.

        • AL KOHOLIC says:
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          @bsaeball: id rather hill all day

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @bsaeball: I definitely want Hill when he gets back, been targeting him in trades in a few leagues.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @JB Gilpin: isn’t hill like a likely top 7 or 5th 2nd baseman when healthy? I used 3rd out of 10 waiver claim on him when somebody dropped him to DL stash. he was by far the best DL stash on waivers early in season.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hondo: I guess I’d like SImmons, but I would indeed go with the hottie.

  8. Chris says:
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    Grey, i traded Dominic about 10 days ago. He had like 8-11 Homers at the time. I packaged him and blow J upton for Jay Bruce. 10 TM league and I thought I was getting the best player in return. Now I want to slice my wrists, is there any hope that Bruce outplays him the rest of the year? Can u do anything to strain Dom’s oblique (which seems to be the injury of the year)? Thanks.

    Sincerely,

    10 days of torture.

    • One Man Crusade says:
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      @Chris: I have taken care of it. I have inserted Brown into my starting lineup over Heyward. Brown is about to go off a cliff. Heyward is the guy to own. His first day out of my line up and he seems to be coming around.

    • Nate says:
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      @Chris: Wait… D.Brown and J.Upton for Bruce? So you traded two guys better than Bruce, for Bruce? … am I missing something?

      • Nate says:
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        @Nate: Oh BJ… makes a little more sense… but not much.

      • JoeC says:
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        @Nate: Let’s not get over-excited here. DomBrown has had a nice streak, but J Bruce is a consistent 30+ home run producer. Perhaps Brown will pass Bruce on the long-term value train, but that hasn’t happened just yet.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: Hah sorry you lost out, I think it’s still a very close trade though. I mean BJ is better off on a bench than in a lineup, so you get rid of him and not burning a bench spot for Bruce’s consistency. I wouldn’t be too emo about it haha

  9. ryan says:
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    Aramis Rameriz Or Ozuna Ops Leage ros

  10. Ro_Bauti says:
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    The Red Wedding! Even though I knew it was coming it still shocked me.

  11. ryan says:
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    Sorry I Mean AleAxi Rameriz Or OzuaNa Ops LeagE ros

  12. james d says:
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    I’m running Cespedes, Crisp, and Donaldson on one team and am thinking of moving one because I worry about owning too many on the same offense. Same off days and teams tend to slump together for whatever reason.

    Thoughts generally on owning a bunch of players on the same team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @james d: don’t find it to be an issue

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: unless they also happen to be MIA players or royals, right?

  13. yeshcheese says:
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    All Scooter does is hit! Check out his minors career. You’re right on no power no speed but perhaps M Carpenter is a comp, with marginally better D

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @yeshcheese: could be but Weeks is still gonna see time so that’s gonna hurt them both…

  14. AW says:
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    What’s going on with AJ Burnett?

    I was offered Burnett for Jose Altuve and Mitch Moreland. Which side would you rather have?

    • @AW: AJ got hosed last night, some horrible calls if you watched the game…and the Braves are red f’ing hot at home.

      • Dave says:
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        @Shea Sera Sera:
        I’d say that’s overstating it. I also watched the game. He was consistently not getting some borderline calls. They weren’t terrible calls. And like I said it was consistent all game. R Martin and Burnett were blowing up about it. That said the calls did get in AJ’s head and likely led to the poor performance. I don’t think AJ’s better than a 3.4 ERA type of “true talent” guy, and thus is over his head right now, but yeah I wouldn’t worry much about last nights start.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @AW: Burnett just isn’t an ace, he has good games, he has bad stretches. I take the two offensive guys if I have spots for them and can burn the extra spot.

  15. Willie-O says:
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    Hey Grey, all,

    Good work as always…trade Segura for Fister & Zobrist? Try and get Lynn, Harvey or Miller instead of Fister? Lagging bad in pitching cats….

    Can replace with Aybar.

    Thanks as always.

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Willie-O: I would…Zobrist alone might be better than Segura ROS.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Willie-O: I love Segura, I think he’s a star, but not going to keep being elite. I like that trade, I’d obviously rather have Harvey and Zobrist, but Fister is a solid nab too.

  16. Matthew says:
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    Nice Back to the Future reference. They surely don’t make movies like they used ta.

    I got nothing today. Thanks Grey.

    Eh, I got something, maybe you have my insight then me, but when do you think Giancarlo and Reyes will be back? A couple weeks for Reyes seems like 2-3? Could see the same for Stanton. TY.

    • Grey

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      @Matthew: 3 weeks seems like a good over/under

  17. The Flayed Man says:
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    Good morning

    12 team roto dynasty. Trying to upgrade pitching.

    My Choo/Gyorko for Darvish/Medlen

    My Choo/Gyorko for Darvish/ Billy Hamilton

    Are these worth it and fair?

    Thanks.

    • The Flayed Man says:
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      I could also try trading Profar foe Harvey. I have a nice collection of going 2B with Altuve, Profar and Gyorko but can only play one of them.

      Thanks again.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @The Flayed Man: I’d do Yu/Medlen.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Flayed Man: I’m not sold Billy Hamilton can be that much better than Dee Gordon. SO I like the top one the best, and yes definitely fair, Yu has a decade of ace level in him.

  18. mUshi says:
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    hello! my OFs are holliday, cargo, crisp, a-gon, kelly johnson and puig… some available OFs in the FA pool are dayan viciedo, de aza, victorino, reddick, pagan, werth, kubel, nava, span and cain… standard roto, i need runs, rbi and hr.. should i drop any one of my players for any of these other guys? thanks!

  19. Terrence Mann says:
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    I was watching the WBC for a few minutes a couple months ago and caught Aviles at bat. I thought “how in the eff did Aviles make the team?…..Oh, he plays for Canada….”

    • VinWins

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      @Terrence Mann: I wish. Think he played for Puerto Rico.

  20. One Man Crusade says:
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    Nice True Romance reference, a classic film. With Cabrera going down, do you like a Hanley at MI with Reynolds at CI, or Hanley at CI with Profar at MI?

  21. bossmanjunior says:
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    Who do I play today:

    Heyward v. Locke (struggling v lhp/Locke better v lhh)

    Frazier v Nicasio (Nicasio worse v rhh and on the road)

  22. Brooke says:
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    Hi Grey. BJ Upton went 0-3 with a walk for 1 point in my league and I got excited. Is that crazy?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Brooke: Crazy

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Brooke: Boom! You are now striking fear is BJ can score everyday

  23. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Is streaming Grimm at Fenway a terrible idea or am I about to look like a genius?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: “People dilute themselves into thinking it would work for them, but it never does… BUT it might work for us!”

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @JB Gilpin: it’s delude themselves. people ain’t mixing themselves into their parents liquor to get away with nipping at it.

  24. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Also is my Bumgarner for Dom Brown a good deal? I’m thinking yes, Bumgarner has looked like a bum lately…

    • Matthew says:
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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: Depends on what you need, but how can you justify 3 bad starts to an entire career this far. Bumgarner is ace material.

  25. Mike says:
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    Henderson back on Saturday
    U like Henderson or Valverde ROS?
    Thx!

  26. Tim says:
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    Need a streamer tonight
    Lilly vs padres
    Tillman at Hou
    Skaggs at stl
    Griffin at milw
    Thx

    • uncdrew says:
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      @Tim:

      Me too. Right now have Lilly inserted there, because my daughter’s name is Lily. She’s only 3 so this may be the first time she ever hears me yell “Dammit Lily, you bum!”

      I figure she should get used to it early in her life.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Tim: Tillman

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tim: Ted Lilly is my arch enemy. But I agree it’s him.

  27. Recktall Brown says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I’ve got an offer for my Trevor Cahill and Mariano Rivera for his Justin Masterson. You said in an earlier post to consider buying on Masterson, but is this too much to give up? I’m stocked in closers (Rivera, Romo, Holland, Nathan – got caught price enforcing at auction), so I can deal from strength. Cahill hasn’t been doing too badly, today notwithstanding, but I like Masterson’s strikeouts (even though he will probably regress somewhat).

    Thoughts?
    Thanks as always.

    • Nate says:
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      @Recktall Brown: I’d counter with your weakest closer… Holland.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Recktall Brown: Wow Masterson has a lot of 8s in his stats right now. 88.1 IP 8 W 88 Ks. Anyway, I think Rivera straight up for Masterson is fair, maybe even start with like Holland. Unless the rival owner is a big Indians fan, I don’t think Masterson’s value is that big to get both from ya, but I don’t like Cahill much either.

  28. DMurph says:
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    I’m bronzing in this Brown glow as we speak…good call Grey!

  29. KCC26 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    posted this in the forum yesterday, but would love your opinion as well. Thanks, as always!

    Would you deal Cuddyer for Brandon Phillips? I’ve been playing Neil Walker at 2b. My OF (start 4 plus a utility) is currently a rotation of Kemp, McCutchen, Cuddyer, BJ Upton (just bought real low on him), Matt Joyce and Leonys Martin with Hart on DL.

    Seems like a perfect sell high on paper, but Cuddyer has been the rock of my outfield and I don’t know if its worth trading for Phillips’ lineup spot (he’s really like a .280/15-20/10 player at this point right?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KCC26: I’d take Phillips

  30. Jef says:
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    Did you read what Cholly said after DB’s homer? “A home run is the greatest hit in baseball,” Manuel said. “That’s what a home run is. Just like the ear is the greatest part of the sow, that’s good eatin’ ” I may have paraphrased that last bit. Brown in the only player I’ve got on all three of my teams #humblebrag.

    Assuming an OF/U of Bautista/J Upton/Heyward/D Brown is good to go ROS, what to do about Austin Jackson? He’s been out so long people have forgotten he was on a torrid run-scoring pace.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jef: HA, nice… Depends what you can get for him…

  31. Scott Luke says:
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    Is it possible that Revere is the Face (blindness) of SAGNOF?

    • yeshcheese says:
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      @Scott Luke: More like the anus tart

  32. Adam Wainwright, III says:
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    Grey,
    How desperate would one need to be (or, perhaps, how deep a league) before you would recommend to them that they start Gosh Johnson’s brother @SF (and Lincecum) tonight?
    Thanks.

  33. Jonas says:
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    It looks like stream o nator is slightly positive on Kluber tomorrow at NYY. Am I sitting him or starting him?

  34. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Scooter or Franklin?

  35. Freshly says:
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    Traded Heyward for Dom Brown in my keeper league yesterday. I haz a scared.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Freshly: I think you dun made a booboo

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Freshly: If you’re playing for this year I like the deal, for the entirety of their careers I take Heyward. Brown does have some good upside obviously right now

  36. JonB says:
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    Could use some power – is sending Segura & Verlander for Bruce and Latos fair in a Matthew Berry vacuum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JonB: don’t love it

  37. bb says:
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    trade joe nathan for wacha and heath bell in a k/bb league? nathan and jim henderson are my only closers (also have jansen) so i’m a little wary of giving up nathan’s stability

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bb: sounds solid

  38. Birdog says:
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    “I haven’t killed anybody…since 1984.”

    SON has Wacha at a negative 9.6 for today. Seriously? Sit him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Birdog: HA… I’m starting him

      • Swat290 says:
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        @Grey:
        So Wacha is the bizzaro world version of Blanton? At least according to SON?

  39. Chris says:
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    Selling on Trumbo. Offers are Kuroda/Peralta or Latos. Which do you like better?

  40. Sherman says:
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    Trade Votto for Choo and Hanley? I can slot Chris Davis in at first base.

  41. The Strolg says:
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    The Buzz Lightyear Effect: When the Rockies play on the road they remind me of when someone opens up Buzz’s space helmet.

  42. papasmurf says:
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    Picked up Kratz last Wed night. He hits a HR that night but was not eligible for my lineup. The next day, 0 for 3 in his first gm in my lineup. I dropped him on Sunday to claim Wacha off waivers. So of course, yesterday was his first game out of my lineup and he homers.

    Managed to get the gms sandwichd between the homers. Just like how I ended Span’s hitting streak by streamng him against friggin Freddy Garcia.

    Smurf Magic. Still get amazed how I do it about 3/4 of the time. Ultimate contrarian indicator.

    I’ll believe Stanton will be back when I see it. Can’t believe I turned down CarGo for Stanton last year.

  43. griff says:
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    Grey,
    Who do you think the Braves will move to the pen when Beachy returns? Kris Medlen?

    • Sniff Test says:
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      @griff: I think it’s Teheran to minors…but you didn’t ask me…Maholm would be option 2.

      • papasmurf says:
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        @Sniff Test: Based on pecking order it has to be Teheran unless he dominates and Maholm and Medlen gets hurt or stinks the joint up.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sniff Test: why isn’t it hudson, he’s terrible. definitely not medlen here.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @griff: Agree with others, unless something drastic happens it’ll be Teheran going down. No homo. Oh crap, NBA gonna fine me!

  44. The Menu says:
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    Rank highest upside ROS as a 6th starter: Cashner, Straily, Teheran, Wheeler, Gausman. Wins ERA/Whip are most important to me.

  45. scott says:
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    Burnett got me off to a wonderful start. Need to stream.
    Turner vs Philli
    F. Garcia vs Hou?

    • scott says:
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      @scott: also add Axlerod vs Seattle and Dillon Gee vs a harper less Was. One of the 4. Who would you pick?

  46. bl33 says:
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    Rutledge was my SS and I’ve been riding Yunel Escobar ever since his demotion. Was offered Jed Lowrie and Joe Nathan in return for Mo Rivera. Thoughts? Guy also has Edmundo Franklin who he said could be used in Jed’s place. This is a keeper league.

    • chillmodious says:
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      @bl33: Um, this is a keeper you say? If so, this is a no-brainer for you to accept. Mo is retiring at the end of the season, in case you haven’t heard.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bl33: Yea I’d pull the trigger on that.

  47. George says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m in a 12 team, H2H 2 catcher keeper league and desperately need C help. Ignoring salaries and contracts do I offer my Beltre (I will use Josh Donaldson at 3rd) for his Carlos Santana. Also who do you like better for the next 3 years: Didi Gregorious or Nick Frankin? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @George: sure, offer Beltre… If take Franklin

  48. Good to see Grey has someone to love with Giancarlo all but checked out in Miami. And I’m right there with him no, not that close as I grabbed him right as the big run started. The funny part is I grabbed him to fill in for Stanton and he’s doing what you dreamed Stanton *might* conceivably do when ya drafted him in preseason. And then some. And then after Stanton’s shoes were filled to the brim, Dom called up Shaq and said shoe me!

    Dilemma’s remain. Part of me wants to move Brown outta the 5th OF slot he’s sitting in because he’s at the very least my 3rd OF if not the #2. But I don’t dare lest I jinx the magic carpet ride No no and no, he’s staying there wearing month old socks, eating fried chicken before the game, and sporting that Derek Holland fluff. It’s at the point where I don’t know what I’m going to do with Stanton when he comes back off the DL. I really don’t have anywhere to put him and no one’s gonna want to trade anything for Markakis in a 10 team league. 5th OF’s are 5th OF’s. Well except when they are named Brown. I guess I just hope Stanton has a hot week and I can sell high? It’s a problem. Admittedly it’s a problem like someone just gave me a 550SL and I don’t have money for the insurance type of problem, but it’s out there.

    • Sal Paradise says:
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      @Elijah: its a rich fantasy baseballer’s problem..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elijah: #firstplaceproblems

      • @Grey:

        Yeah, In both my leagues no doubt. Someone’s gotta be there.

  49. Popping Wheelies says:
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    Who to drop for Wheeler?

    Maholm, Homer Bailey, Gausman or McClouth?

  50. Obmij76 says:
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    Hey Grey, Im finally jumping off the Estrada train…too late I know. 12 tm, H2H league with innings as category. Pick up Arroyo? Ubaldo? Porcello? Doubront? Volquez? No sexy names on the wire :(

  51. Burgundy says:
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    What tier of SP should I expect in return for David Ortiz? Cole Hamels, Matt Cain? 12 team h2h points, redraft. Thanks.

  52. MetsMess says:
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    Would you stream Freddy Garcia @ HOU tomorrow?

    12 Team Roto 6×6 1700 inning max

  53. JP says:
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    was just offered Braun/Reyes/Gio for Chris Davis/Max Scherzer.. im currently in 3rd place, but feel like my team is performing way over its head and i need to sell high… you down like this trade? 2nd question, if you dont mind: who else would you be trying to actively shop before they regress? Maybe Brown & Pence for another top tier OF?

    10 team H2H Mixed League:
    C – McCann
    1B – Goldschmidt
    2B – Kendrick
    3B – Longoria
    SS – Peralta
    OF – D Brown
    OF – A Jones
    OF – Pence
    Util – C Davis
    Bench – Pujols
    Bench – Jennings

    SP – Cliff Lee
    SP – Grienke
    SP – Scherzer
    SP – Parker
    SP – Ryu
    SP – Wheeler
    SP – Wacha
    RP – Papelbon
    RP – Wilhelmsen
    RP – Perkins
    RP – Bailey

    • JP says:
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      @JP:
      separately, in the same league, im working on trading one of my RPs + a kicker for hamels, which will make up for the max loss i think..

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @JP: Braun trade is not good… Brown and Pence better land a top 10 OF

        • JP says:
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          @Grey: is it because you’re becoming a buyer of Chris Davis this year? in the buysellatops he has the highest difference btw season to date $ vs. rest of season $. I’m trying to determine what the appropriate value a trade for him should yield me before he loses value..

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @JP: Nope, because Braun looks bad, Gio doesn’t look good and Reyes isn’t healthy…

            • JP says:
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              @Grey: thanks grey, appreciate the advice.

  54. John says:
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    When Henderson comes back do I drop any of Janssen, Bell, Holland or Bailey for him? I knnow you said it but so you really think he GUARENTEED to be given the “ninth inning puppet strings” as soon as he comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: I wouldn’t drop any of those guys for him

  55. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Would you recommend adding Brothers or Gregerson?
    I will drop Tillman.

    Thanks,
    Chris

  56. tom says:
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    Ian Kennedy has been killing me. If Josh Johnson does well tonight against SF do I drop Ian to pick him up? Or….do I wait until D. Hudson is a little closer and do the exchange for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tom: wait a little

  57. Joe says:
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    Picked up Blanton thanks to the Stream-o-Nator and was well rewarded. Bad idea to hold onto him for his start against the Red Sox?

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @Joe: ” Bad idea to hold onto him”. Put a period at the end of that sentence right there because it is DONE.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe: Yea I streamed Blanton in a league, and capped myself at 1 to be safe haha. I’d move on.

  58. The Ghost of Mike Moustakas says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I am doing a bit of rosterbating, waiver period is Thursday:
    1.) Dan Straily for Andrew Cashner or Tommy Milone?
    2.) Josh Reddick for Daniel Nava

  59. John says:
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    Two for Tuesday – If I can get his Strasburg for my Fielder today (before we know anything more about his injury) should I? The other team will certainly be less inclined after further info comes out, if it’s good news. They are right next to each other on the Razzball ROS player rater (great tool by the way), but I don’t think the tool is accounting for any injuries at this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: I’d want Fielder

  60. The Ghost of Mike Moustakas says:
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    Gray currently I have Poo Hole as my 1B and Mitch Moreland at CI. I have:

    Casey Jansen
    Rex Brothers
    Kevin Gregg
    Vinnie Pestano (Perez DL)
    KROD (Henderson DL)

    A team wants a closer that has A-Gon, Napoli, Berkman, Morneau. Are any of these besides A-Gon even an upgrade over Mitch?

  61. Fecal Matters says:
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    I’m not a Freddie owner, but it looks like he could pull a “Fredrick Douglas” and become a free man.

  62. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    Pick 2 rest of season: Ryan Howard, Travis Hafner and Adam Lind?

    Thanks!

    • TheBravesWearPrado says:
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      @TheBravesWearPrado: Player projections favor Howard and Lind. I currently own Howard and Hafner. Thinking of pulling the trigger on Lind and dropping Hafner.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheBravesWearPrado: Lind and Howard for me as well, Hafner is just too much an injury risk to believe he’ll be able to top 100 games.

  63. j-bird says:
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    Drop Weeks for Aviles at MI in 12 teamer?

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @j-bird: I did

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @j-bird: Drop Weeks for anyone! Although he did hit two homers last night, which one didn’t count on a horrible call on the review.

  64. Oppo Taco says:
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    Dropped brown about 6 weeks ago doh….but Ive since been offered brown for haren. Good deal? Thanks

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Yes!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Wait someone said “here’s Domonic Brown, give me Haren”? That’s like “I’ve conquered North America, give me Azerbaijan”

  65. Sniff Test says:
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    Gotta drop 1 bech bat: bonafacio, wells or arenado…or kubel?

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Sniff Test: Bech bat? More like blech bat. I’d say Wells, Bonifacio/depends on what your team needs.

      • Sniff Test says:
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        @Long Bawls: ha bench bat…and blech i guess. I knew Wells would have his moments. I do need steals so I’m hesitant to release Bonafacio…but he could just suck and not play much. I’m waiting for this summer in Coors philosphy for Arenado…hopefully this spring weather won’t last into July. Somebody dropped Kubel so I invested a waiver in him (15 team league) so it feel foolish dropping him.

        • Long Bawls says:
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          @Sniff Test: Yeah, I totally agree with all of that. Kubel projects best, probably, and all the others have their potential up and downsides. PT may really be an issue for Wells going forward unles he gets it back together.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sniff Test: I’d drop Bonifacio as well

  66. Sal Paradise says:
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    Great D. Brown blurb, you rose to the special occasion that is presently D. Brown….if I opt to sell high, what kind of SP is fair?
    I got crickets last night in response to my glossary offerings….Schadenfradd and Evil Eye Buy…both riffs on the fact that the dude that is late to the party is hoping the original target shits the bed..what’s up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sal Paradise: HA… I think we had better terms suggested… I’d aim for a Greinke or Hamels

      • Sal Paradise says:
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        @Grey: Gracias…I’m gonna try for Bumgarner … offering D. Brown and Garza, is that fair?

  67. Wake Up says:
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    I don’t know what you’re talking about…I thought the Tree of Life was really good!

    I just wanted to be the first one in the world to ever say that…call Guinness…I’m setting records ya’ll…plus, I’m thirsty…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Wake Up:

      I liked Tree of Life too. I dig Malick. Watching Days of Heaven is like the film equivalent of spending an afternoon in the Cezanne room upstairs in the Orsay. This article about Days of Heaven kind of blew my mind with regards to the technical nuts and bolts of shooting a movie. Highly recommended reading:

      http://site.douban.com/106789/widget/notes/127384/note/98262745/

      • Wake Up says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Thanks for sharing it was interesting…I’ve spent many an afternoon with Toulouse-Latrec and his who-ahs…

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Tree of Life was good with a peyote button and viewed through the holes in a cracker. That is all.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @The Guru:

        i gotta start reading your articles ,
        just to see what else you have to say/think .

  68. exactly says:
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    Hey Grey, in 12-team mix points league, I was offered two trades for Harvey:

    Cespedes/Teheran for Harvey
    and
    Rios/Teheran for Harvey

    My OF is: Heyward, Gordon, Puig, Chris Carter (I have A-Jax on DL)
    DH is Laroche

    Staff is: Wainwright Harvey Sale Burnett Kennedy Milone Lackey Ogando Hellickson

    Make the move and drop Carter or Laroche or counter with Harvey/Laroche for Cargo/Teheran?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @exactly: try CarGo one, I’d take Cespedes

  69. Dan says:
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    Drop Cahill for Aviles?

    My other SP are Bumgarner, Zimmerman, Greinke, Miller, Teheran, Wacha, and Price.

    I have Asdrubal out and I have Nick Franklin who I don’t want to drop.

  70. Peter says:
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    Grey–

    Who do you start in a mixed, 5×5 : 1). Ogando @ Boston & Toronto, or 2). Cashner @ Colorado & SD vs. Atlanta?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peter: none… Ogando

  71. EK says:
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    Pls rank to replace Asdrubal:
    H2H pts

    Aviles
    Lowrie
    Escobar
    Aybar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Lowrie, Aybar

  72. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    Hey Grey, would you drop Chris Johnson for Freese?

  73. Carnac says:
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    Cozart or Hardy?

  74. Long Bawls says:
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    Pence and Markakis too much to give up for Heyward and Kuroda?

  75. Mitch says:
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    Got offered his J-Heyward for my Mujica. Gotta take it and run, right?

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Mitch: Hell yeah!

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @Mitch: Yes! Snatch and Run!!

    • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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      take it, then tell the rest of the league that the guy who offered you that trade shouldn’t be allowed to play next year in order to keep the league competitive@Mitch:

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mitch: I believe there is a Steve Miller Band song on the issue…

  76. Blue says:
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    I’m in my first ever NL only league this year. It’s through yahoo and the rule is that players traded from the AL to the NL are put on waivers. Should I start hoarding waiver priority in hopes of hitting the lottery when some blockbuster trade happens and I end up snatching up Miguel Cabrera in July? And am I supposed to pass on Bud Norris in hopes of something more?

    • Blue says:
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      @Blue: On a related note, do I want to use my waiver claim on Rickie Weeks (guy dropped him the day before yesterday of course). I’d drop Cashner or Kenley Jansen and currently have 2B: Neil Walker, SS: Tulo, MI: Didi.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Blue: hold off on Weeks

  77. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Which side do you like in Jordan Zimmerman/Brothers for Pujols? Buysellatops seems to like the Pujols side pretty heavily, do you agree?

    On a side note, and maybe it’s just me but, I don’t think you have the new “Buysellatops” linked to from anywhere in the menus at the top of the page. I had to go find the post where you talked about it in order to figure out where it was.

  78. Steve D. says:
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    Speaking of McCann and Salvador Perez, which do you like better ROS? Have Perez, but McCann is just sitting on the wire free and clear.

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Steve D.: McCann. Meanwhile, Sal Perez wakes up in his childhood bedroom, trembling from a nightmare where he saw himself go 1-for-4 instead of 1-for-3.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve D.: McCann. Will actuallly get something out of his hits.

  79. Brady says:
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    My J Zimmermann for D Brown and Medlen? My hitting is atrocious.

  80. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    Drop Cashner for Skaggs?

    • chillmodious says:
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      @BoneFace n Harmony: Kool-Aid Guy says, “Ohhhh yeahhhhh”

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @BoneFace n Harmony: Nah, just becuase Skaggs’ spot in the rotation isn’t guaranteed. One or two bad starts even once “cemented” in the rotation will have him going down.

  81. Nelson Santovenia says:
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    Alex Gordon or J-Hey ROS, if im already in first and dont have an appetite for risk?

  82. JTR says:
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    Stream Phil Hughes @SEA on Thursday? SON loves him. I would drop Jarrod Parker for him then probably grab Parker after his start @CWS

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @JTR: I like Parker @CWS slightly better.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JTR: The White Sox can’t hit anything. I like the Parker start more too.

  83. Miggy and Revere for Wright, Lee, and Latos. Which side?

  84. JoeG says:
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    Howard for Crisp? I really could use Howards power, but if he’s hurting and not hitting homers….. Will Crisp produce all year? I need Outfiled help. Deep 13 team 6×6 mixed daily roto.

  85. AA says:
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    Grey-

    I’m in a H2H league that has ERA, WHIP, K’s, Wins, Saves, and Complete Games as our 6 categories. We have talked about getting rid of Complete Games but don’t know what to replace it with. Its a category that usually ends tied or only takes 1 to win. Would you recommend keeping CG’s or what other category could we use?

    Thanks.

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @AA: I’m not a fan of any category where you’re lucky to get one a week if that, so I’d get rid of it.

      First choice to replace it would probably be holds, although there’s other options as well.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @AA: I’d go QS…I like having both QS and Wins in a league…you can still roster good pitchers on bad teams…but you get the two-for with good pitchers on good teams…plus it tempers the Win-Madness crapshoot…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AA: I’d drop it and go 5×5 dropping whichever hitting cat isnt R HR RBI AVG STLS. That’s my preferred format.

  86. Sorryano Northsiders says:
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    Classic analysis Grey! The title reminded me of Mr. Ed saying How Now Brown Cow to Wilbur! Great show! Forgive me if it has been asked already, but thoughts on starting Wacha today against Arizona? SON says no, but rookies always tough to gauge.

  87. Fungazi says:
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    On a team with Samardijza, Harvey, Moore, Zimmerman, Ryu and got Beachy on the waiting list

    Just traded away S. Miller and Chopsticks Soo-Choo for ice cold Braun. Good idea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fungazi: hopefully it works out

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I’m dominating pitching so hard in that league and no one was biting at any of the SP on the trading block. Figured why not?

  88. Trevor says:
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    Rest of Season espn h2h 12 team
    Once he returns….
    1.Brandon Beachy or Ian Kennedy?
    2. Beachy or Mike Minor?
    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Trevor: beachy… Minor…

  89. Mel says:
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    I have both Parker and Straily. Would you just start them at home? OK to start them @CWS?

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Mel: Start Straily @ChiSox. Parker is a homeschooler right now; sit him Friday.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mel: I’d start both. The White Sox O looks awful.

  90. dumped Hughes, now unloading Estrada, Tillman and Niese

    Here is who is out there:

    Stults, Jermome Williams, Colon, Leake, Nolasco, Cingrani, Chen, Straily, Parker

    Any of these schmoes better than what I have?

    • Chris says:
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      @kR Express: Leake has 4 QS in his last 5 starts. He is pitching well.
      Colon has been ridding a hot streak of his own.
      I would own one of the two. Leake over Colon, more Ks and lower era.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @kR Express: Leake out of my Colon! New team name idea… Anywho, I agree both are better right now than those 4, I’d use these spots to stream, if you can.

  91. Wake Up says:
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    Quick question…looking for SBs…and I like to eat chicken wings, bones and all…should I go Boniflossiyo?

    • Sal Paradise says:
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      @Wake Up: your question prompted me to do something I’ve been meaning to do every time I see Boneface on the list of available players — research whether Blue Jays are a team that simply will not run much. Turns out John Gibbons managed Toronto for full seasons in 2005-2008. The entire team stole 72, 65, 57 and 80 bases in those seasons….I’m hoping Everth tops those numbers himself this year….unless it looks like something is changing in Boneface’s SB attempts, you might want to look elsewhere…also as Natalie Cole’s dad once said, you should save the bones for Henry Jones cause Henry don’t eat no meat…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Sal Paradise: Ha! Thanks.
        My bones are steel and I could floss with my bare hands if I was free…

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Wake Up: Depends on who’s out there, but BumpFrog-io will get his shots, but I’m not a big fan.

      • Jacks says:
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        @Sal Paradise: Boneface and recently has had the green light for sure. He’s just hardly ever on first base with second open. Part of that is because he never walks and has become a FB hitter up in Toronto. The other part is just bad luck.

        • Sal Paradise says:
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          @Jacks: well hopefully he gets his shizz together, I think that team is an offensive juggernaut waiting to happen…now as for their pitching, well, not so much…

  92. Tim says:
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    Jimmy Rollins or alcides Escobar ROS? Rollins was just dropped to waivers
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tim: Rollins

  93. chillmodious says:
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    Asdrubal just shattered my chi (and to think, I finally had it harnessed…dah!). Because of his injury , I am forced to post the following lineup with the hope that you can advise me on a possible move. A major thanks in advance. Specific details after the lineup:

    C – Sal Perez
    1B – Prince Fielder
    2B – Martin Prado
    3B – Manny Machado
    SS – Elvis Andrus
    MI – Asdrubal Cabrera
    CI – Paul Goldschmidt
    OF – Adam Jones
    OF – Jay Bruce
    OF – Shin-Soo Choo
    OF – Desmond Jennings
    OF – Brett Gardner
    Util – Allen Craig
    Bench – Michael Morse (rotates with Gardner, but been out the past few days)

    DL – Giancarlo Stanton

    SPs – Zimmermann, Peavy, Samardzija, Matt Harvey, Yovani Gallardo, Alex Cobb

    RPs – Holland, Wilhelmsen, Perkins, Parnell, Gregerson

    DL – Huston Street

    ————————————

    Now for the question portion… Ok, so it’s clearly a stacked lineup, even for the 10-teamer that it’s in. This is also the main reason I’m having so much trouble–too many quality options. If Asdrubal is only out a week or so, no big deal, and I hold the line with what I’ve got. However, it looks like he’ll probably miss a month, maybe more. My DL spots are full and I don’t have another player on my roster who could fill Asdrubal’s MI slot if I just bench him for the duration of his injury. My current bench bat (Morse) is returning from a small injury himself, but he is only eligible to play OF. Here’s where it gets interesting-ish… someone dropped Ian Desmond (very impatient, if not brain-damaged, owners in this league) and he cleared waivers this morning. He would be an OBVIOUS fill-in for Cabrera for the time being, but I can’t figure out how to make room for him. I could drop Morse for Desmond (essentially one bench bat for another); I could drop Gregerson for Desmond (the thinking being that Street will only miss 3 weeks); I could also possibly drop Asdrubal for Desmond. In any scenario that involves me dropping someone for Desmond, the guy I lose will almost certainly be scooped up and there will be no looking back. In the words of Alejandro Sosa in Scarface, “What do you suggest that is reasonable?”

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @chillmodious: I’m shocked that Desmond would clear waivers. I’d have no problem dropping Gregerson or Morse for Desmond, the first to go for me though would most likely be Morse unless you can only start 4 RP at a time or something.

  94. shibboleth says:
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    Bench Moore vs Det? I’m still acclimating to Stream-o-nator (which is awesome btw!) but is this matchup really such a clear benching? $1.8 feels a litlte light, even if he is up against Detroit. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @shibboleth: I could see it in some leagues… In most, I’d start him

  95. ozzzie19 says:
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    Gausman or Skaggs?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @ozzzie19: Skaggs

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ozzzie19: Right now, ROS, I say Gausman bc spot is more guaranteed. Per-start basis, I like Skaggs more though.

  96. DirtyD says:
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    12 team MLB Universe roto 5×5 redraft

    I’m looking to upgrade my SP and I have a glut of OF (also well in 1st place in R/HR/RBI).

    Do either of these look like decent value for me? If so, prefer one over the other?

    My M. Holliday and K. Medlen for his Y. Darvish.

    Or me giving the same and getting A. Wainwright in return.

    Thanks!

  97. JK says:
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    Any thoughts on Kemp’s return? Think it’s a good idea to get some good value on the dollar while there’s hope this is the time he needs to turn it around?

    How good of a batter do you think Kemp is worth?

    I was offered C.Santana for him. Feeling like that not quote enough, even in our 14 team mixed with deep rosters.

    Any thoughts? Thanks ahead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JK: I’d won’t around 4th to 5th round for him… Santana isn’t far off…

    • Deck says:
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      @JK: Don’t trade him for a 4th or 5th IMO. Worst case I see is 4th or 5th production ROS, best case he’s MVP caliber from here on out.

      That is unless you are like 12th place or worse and can’t afford to wait.

  98. NyJacob says:
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    Grey – profar is available in my league in the event he stays up – would you drop seager for him? or drop morse or gardner? my other second base besides seager is zobrist. and i’m a little over load in outfield but don’t want to pick up profar unless you think its worth over the guys i have.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NyJacob: don’t see who you’re dropping here

  99. Cam_13 says:
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    JPA or Grandal ROS?

  100. Ryan says:
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    In a dynasty league should I trade longoria gattis morse for braun moreland. I think I could use the of help with crawford and morse being banged up.

    This is my team btw in a 20 team dynasty. Still take the deal?

    c jp arencibia
    1b prince fielder
    2b neil walker
    ss yunel Escobar
    3b miguel cabrera
    inf evan longoria
    lf michael morse
    cf norichika aoki
    rf justin upton
    of carl crawford
    util desmond jennings
    bn nick franklin
    Bn jorge soler
    bn evan gattis
    bn jurickson profar
    bn peter bourjos

    sp clayton kershaw
    sp cliff lee
    sp yu darvish
    sp daniel straily
    rp sean doolittle
    rp mat belisle
    rp Jose veras
    rp heath bell
    p mat thorton
    p joe blamton
    p Barry zito
    bn zack wheeler

  101. Ryan741 says:
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    Grey, would you trade Pujols for Mauer/Andrus in a H2H point league? Also considering Pujols/Rios/Dunn for Mauer/Gomez/Markakis. Was also offered Zobrist/Haren for Pujols. Any of them worth doing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan741: don’t like any of them

  102. Wake Up says:
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    Sit Moore?

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Wake Up: I am

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: tough call… Feel like he’s earned the trust, but there’s a good chance he gets beat up… In most leagues I’d start him and pray

    • Sal Paradise says:
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      @Wake Up: I’m gonna run him out there…need the Ks and FWIW he pitched well there last year…

        • Sal Paradise says:
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          @Wake Up: well that didnt work out so well, did it? At least I have JZimm and Bailey also going to balance out that shitshow somewhat…

  103. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Another fine write-up…as if I expected otherwise…as if!

    So Hitter-tron is telling me to start Gattis (assuming he plays) and Leonys Martin tonight. I have Lind and Gardner as other options in those two spots. I was thinking about leaning towards Lind and Martin or Lind and Gattis (if he starts). Lind is on fire, but he must’ve thrown away a toaster oven that was hitter-tron’s cousin or something because he gets no love.

    I didn’t know you played cello???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: haha… Thanks! I’d start Lind and Gattis if Gattis starts

  104. Boomer19 says:
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    I’ve been holding on to Madson for a while now hoping to get some good news. Is it time to drop him for waiver wire specs? I could grab Marmol, Capps, Smith…that kind of scrub range. Sit tight tight and wait or grab who? Thanks

  105. You guys see that news about Mike Olt’s eyes and how he is at AAA now?

    Beltre has a hurt hammy, Olt in AAA starting to hit again…

    I grabbed Olt in my real deep league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gbaked: what news on Olt?

      • @Grey: its a little, but he was just moved up to AAA.
        He had some issue with his vision. They gave him drops and now he can see again.

  106. T Moore says:
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    Mr. Gray: I WAS ROBBED… WEEKS HAD 2 TATERS… THEY REVIEWED HIS 2ND AND OVERRULED IT!!!!

    A B I G B U M M E R…

    When does that ever happen unless you own the player… huh???

    I knew, he was going to hit that first one…. Just knew it….

    GO A’s

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @T Moore:

      17-2 last 19. Outscored opposition by 40 runs over that stretch. SP ERA near 2.50. Freiman named AL Rookie of the Month.

      Everything’s coming up Melvin.

      • T Moore says:
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        @OaktownSteve:

        Steveo

        We are the reincarnation of the 27 Yankees… Only the BB world does not know it yet…

        GO A’s..

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @T Moore:

          I think I was a French chef in a past life.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: Weeks and T Moore can’t catch a break… Next thing you know Scooter’s gonna be commenting on here as S C O O T E R ! ! !

  107. Timmy riggins says:
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    Grey Anastasio, 10 team, start 4OF 1util

    Was Offered Choo for my Cuddyer and Donaldson. Would you accept? Could also use the extra roster space for Grandy and beachy

    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Timmy riggins: It’s fair, depends who will fill in for Donaldson

      • Timmy riggins says:
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        @Grey: thx, i own shlongoria and Frazier

  108. Alex says:
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    Grey – do you like Anibal or Price rest of season? Your rest of season player rater is not very high on Price and it has me worried.

  109. BigDog says:
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    Tillman and Hammel on waivers……would you rather either of those 2 over Hughes, Niese, Slowey, or Gausman? Thanks dude

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BigDog: over Hughes and Slowey

  110. L-Boogie says:
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    Willingham or Swisher ROS?

    Thanks dude.

  111. Ryan says:
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    Drop Skaggs for Wheeler?

    • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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      yes@Ryan:

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan: I think I would, tough spot for him tonight, and Wheeler will have better park and solidified role.

  112. JackInTheBox says:
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    12 H2H keeper and I have Bumgarner, Scherzer, Minor and Niese as my main SP. With that in mind, what round draft pick would you give up for Kris Medlen? (I was just offered Medlen and Round 15 for my Round 2 pick…which is absurd, imo)

  113. Wilsonian says:
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    1) I’ve currently got JP in my catcher slot. Do I lose him for McCann or Lucroy? JP is incredibly streaky, but he’s having an overall solid season with the power numbers, aside from a wonky BA. I also have JUp and BJUp on this team, if that makes any difference to ya.

    2) Kelly Jo seems to have cooled off. Do I hang on to him or lose him for the Gyork Store?

    *Both in my 8 Team H2H, stats: H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Wilsonian:
      1. Mcann
      2. Hold

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wilsonian: Agree with above, like McCann the most, then Lucroy 2nd, as he’s a hot sausage right now. I’d hang on to the Kelly.

  114. anthony says:
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    @grey ros 14 man h2h pts lind or howard ?

  115. Bernie Brewer says:
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    I’m looking for the buysellasaurus…am I missing a direct link to it, or was it only embedded in the post that it was presented on?

    Thanks.

    • Bernie Brewer says:
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      @Bernie Brewer: My bad…A Hill O’ Beans asked the same question. Sorry!

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @Bernie Brewer: Okay, I’ll try again since it was missed on Hill O’ Beans question before….is the buysellatops located somewhere in one of the dropdown menus?

        Thanks!

  116. Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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    Hey Oaktown Steve, have you seen Van Slyke hit, and what are your thoughts on his swing/approach? He looks like he has really turned it around from last year and I have to wonder if he ends up in a different uniform by the end of the season.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Juan Lleno de Odio:

      Check out these three videos and notice the leg kick. Lot of guys will use that high leg kick as a timing device and to generate momentum. I tend to think when you have a moving part that is that drastic, you’re subject to streakiness.

      Here he is in 2011. Notice almost no leg kick:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7e4LyWWKRU

      Here he is in 2012. Notice the knee coming up:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySz-oOm5OCU

      Here he is in 2013. The leg is coming up earlier and higher still which I think is generating a lot of power:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySz-oOm5OCU

      One thing I like in the swings of 2013 I looked at is that there’s a lot of left hand in there. He’s not getting the barrel out too early with the top hand. As a result, the homers I looked at were straight away which speaks well of the approach.

        • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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          @OaktownSteve: he looks much more comfortable and smoother with the higher kick. What a beautiful shot and mustache.

          It’s weird, I learned the Charley Lau way to hit which made me a solid contact hitter with zero power.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Juan Lleno de Odio:

            I also kind of like in his swing how the right arm straightens out and the right shoulder ends up underneath his chin. Not too much going on with the hands in the swing. That arm extension with the quiet hands staying back creates that middle of the diamond power.

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @OaktownSteve: the last one was the same as the second one, but I have noticed the kick lately. I would like to see him play everyday somewhere, might be one of the more dangerous bench bats in baseball this year…..real life baseball

        Have you considered a name change to Dr. Oaktown Steve. It appears you have a PHD in kick ass analysis

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Juan Lleno de Odio:

          Yeah I corrected it above. Check it out because you can really see how pronounced it’s gotten. Doctor of Trivium and Quadrivium, perhaps?

          • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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            @OaktownSteve: Dr. TQ or Dr. T&Q….I love it….what do those two words mean?

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @Juan Lleno de Odio:

              The two pillars of classical education: the trivium (grammar, logic, rhetoric) and the quadrivium (geometry, arithmetic, astronomy, music).

              • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                @OaktownSteve: I looked it up, I knew I had heard learned the terms in college and they had to do with education but just couldn’t put my finger on it. Thats what I get for trying to destroy every brain cell I have left and forgetting everything I have learned….I’m halfway there :D

  117. JB says:
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    I give Segura and Verlander and get J. Upton and Latos – do it if I need some power?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @JB: Sure

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JB: The hell? Who the eff is this?!?!?! Haha, I think I hold off, Upton’s power is a little gone right now, and Verlander is too good to move for that IMO

  118. Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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    Hey Grey, are the commentors comments creeping into your mind as you write these articles? I’m seeing it and I love it….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Put the Disneyland fridge magnet on this one, please…

          • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Grey: It will be surrounded by a magic castle on both sides

  119. Vince says:
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    Dom Brown. The angel who’s guiding my H2H team since last week, and the demon that afflicts my opponents.

    Possible trade offers (H2H, 5×5, one-year 12 team league) :

    1. Kelly Johnson & JoFer for his Kinsler
    2. Kelly Johnson & Garza for his Phillips
    3. BJ Upton & JoFer for his Desmond Jennings
    4. Dom Brown for his Matt Cain
    5. Dom Brown & Zobrist for his Tulo
    6. Dom Brown & Garza for his Verlander (or Cliff Lee)

    Do you like them all for me Grey ? In what order do you prefer them ?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Vince: I don’t really like any of those, but if you need pitching I’d do the Verlander. But I’m not Grey, so I’ll mind my P’s and Q’s

      • Vince says:
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        @Grey: Thanks !

  120. Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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    I need to go overpay for a 2nd baseman, I have to give up an arm and have Moore, Peavy, Corbin, Burnett, Samardjiza, Greinke, Wacha and Shelby. Getting no love for Shelby on offers, so I plan on riding it out with him

    My options to trade for are Gyorko, Kendrick, Kipnis, Pedroia. I would most likely be throwing in Franklin as a chip.

    Please help Obi Wan Grenobi, you are our only hope….

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Juan Lleno de Odio: Have no fear, I will help you! I’d trade any number of those arms for Kendrick or Kipnis.

    • Rodney says:
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      @Juan Lleno de Odio: Do not trade Moore or Samardzija for Kendrick.

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: package the two for Kipnis or one or the other, the Kipnis owner already shot down Shelby for Kipnis because according to him he is just about to fall a part #downsideofanrcl

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Juan Lleno de Odio: Captain Obvious to the rescue! Why don’t you try one first and if that doesn’t work, try both?

  121. AW says:
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    Jose Altuve/Mitch Moreland vs AJ Burnett.

    Which side do you like?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @AW: Altuve

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AW: Probably hitters.

  122. henncoop says:
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    trade offer out there
    my Lind, Freeman, Holiday & Leake for his Goldy, Kinsler, & Heyward

    Is Kinsler going to be OK at some point? risky?

    how fair is the offer? He has several injuries & not enough DL spots

  123. EK says:
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    Cahill or Masterson?
    10 team H2H pts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: masterson

  124. Bango Dodds says:
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    hey grey,

    do you like kemp and lester for heyward and scherzer, i’m getting heyscher. h2h weekly league.

    thanks

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Bango Dodds: HeyScher

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bango Dodds: Yeah, the Dodgers’ hammy issues are concerning. Kemp missing all that time last yr, given it’s the other hammy, but still…

  125. FillyP says:
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    I’ve got KJ, Cozart, and Weeks… is Aviles worth a pick-up over any of those guys? Prob not. MI is giving me an ulcer this year!

    Also, do you like any of these trades? I own Fielder.

    Fielder for Phillips + Konerko
    Fielder for Phillips + Choo or Cespedes
    Fielder + League for Phillips + Wainwright or Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FillyP: hold… I’d take the last fielder trade but that’s more forthw pitching you’re getting…

  126. Tim says:
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    Lilly,Mendoza,griffin, or Tillman to stream tonight
    Need a win!!
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tim: see SON… Lilly

  127. Big AL says:
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    What ‘s a guy to do ? I look down at the end of the bench and there sits R A Dickey. He’s got doode all over himself and he’s playing with his Dickey,because no one else will play him including No one seems interested for a one on one or even as a ad on. Is it time to drop him or what ? What would you do if you had him on a couple of your teams ? Need advice………

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Big AL: His worthless right now but as always, it DEPENDS who you’d be dropping him for….

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Big AL: I traded him for Grilli like a month ago and felt great and still feel great. Maybe a closer a peg below that as everyone is more willing to deal those? I definitely try to get something, low ball or otherwise.

  128. Ryan says:
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    In a dynasty league I’m thinking if trading for Dom brown. Is offering longoria and morse for brown and ellsbury a good deal?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Ryan: Go back to trading for Braun. Now is not the time to trade for Brown in a dynasty league unless you like paying top dollar for things.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Ryan: Iffy, Longo is best player in deal but always injury risk. You bring back two younger OFs. If you have a good 3B backup option, I actually like it.

  129. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey… I picked up Ozuna the other day. But now that Crawford is on DL and what u said about him, Should I grab Profar or Nava for a bench spot instead of Crawford?

      • Frank White says:
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        Well I already have Reyes on the DL and I need A spot on my roster to stream pitchers every week cause it’s been working for me. I won 5 weeks in a row and that helped. lol but the only thing that’s hurting me is no bench guy for batting. Is he really worth keeping around on DL for a month? You said he might have a month or 2 for his career

  130. Frank White says:
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    Oh I also was wondering if you thought Ozuna was a really good pickup??

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Frank White: From yesterday’s blog….he’s a hot schmotato.

      • Frank White says:
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        With Jim Henderson about to come back do you think I should pick him back up and drop K-Rod? Sorry I saw that message about use the reply’s I think

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Frank White: If you have to choose one or the other, go Henderson, but if you could possibly have both to make sure Henderson’s okay…

  131. Mike says:
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    Would u drop Arenado for Chris Johnson?

  132. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Gave Harvey, got Harper in 10 tm H2H redraft with limited moves. Need a replacement SP5 for ROS, as i can’t cycle transactions for hot schmotatoes/matchups. W and L count, though with Harvey’s loss replacing WHIP and Ks is a priority. ROS Player Rater likes Liriano, Estrada, Maholm, Hughes, Cashner. YTD top options include de la Rosa, Kendrick, Santana, Cahill. Other interesting names: Parker, Niese and the rookie call-ups. Who you got?

    Alternatively, shop Zobrist (bench bat for me, backing Cano/Segura/Heyward) for the best mid-tier starter I can get?

  133. T Moore says:
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    Mr Gray: I don’t ask for advice very often… But, here goes..

    Which one Skaggs ARI or Mendoza KC or Johnson TOR today for a rare extra GS ??? …

    In need of a win… Been hard to come by for the MAGPIES this year… I just want to see what a win feels like… I’ve forgotten…

    I’m going with Skaggs @ STL now… Maybe, he will be something… Not the best shot at a win of the 3 games IMO… But, his K rate potential has grabbed me… I normally don’t pursue rook pitchers…

    However, this kid is a lefty with very solid progression through the MiLB and I have a feeling here – like back when, I use to get erections.. Coming off a clean sheet too…

    Johnson may be another year away following surgery in 2011… Certainly, a K guy… But, also a hit guy this year… Good match up again Slim Tim in Frisco… This game has double figures written all over it…IMO

    It is Johnson… I’ll let someone else scope him.. Unless you order me to, O’ Great One.. I’m thinking this is not going to be his year… Wonder, if they let him even see 100 pitches???

    Like the Mendoza KC match up and he has been decent as of late… KC is due for a win and Minn for a loss IMO.. It’s a hot Minn vs cold KC game though…. Minn’s SP is toxic… Menny’s K rate is lower than I normally send out though…

    In General…
    I tend to wait and languish waiting until after AS break to rev up my GS (better results and better selections with both the SPs and Opponents then)… I’m sitting after today with about 16 games in hand… Want that total to be at at least at 20 games in hand by mid-July for my SP run to the wire… That way, I can determine needs better RAT vs Ks vs ERA…

    Finally… Should, I just punt and wait for better field position???

    Signed: Your yapping lapdog T Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: hahaha… Nice signature… I’d go with Skaggs

  134. MasterofGrond says:
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    Can’t even remember the last time I’ve gotten a good start.

    Don’t let me down Homer!

    (He will).

  135. JD says:
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    I am long on starting pitching and could use a bat. I’ve been offered Heyward for Sherzer, which seems like way too much. What about Samardzija for Heyward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JD: I’d ask for more

  136. JackInTheBox says:
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    On a separate note, I have way too many offensive guys that nobody wants in trades..push comes to shove which 2 would you drop? Reynolds, Belt, Aramis, Profar?

      • JackInTheBox says:
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        @Grey: Much thanks, mustachioed one.

  137. B.o.B says:
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    Just got offered a trade Cobb for Mujica in my 10 team, H2H league. Here’s my staff…

    SP – Greinke
    SP – Peavy
    SP – Anibal
    SP – Minor
    SP – Iwakuma
    SP – Teheran
    SP – Vargas
    SP – Wheeler
    CL – Wilhelmsen
    CL – Mujica
    CL – Gregerson
    DL – Street

    If I lose Mujica, my closers are really weak and the only one available is Valverde (who was just dropped this morning). Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B: I’d take Cobb

  138. mike says:
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    need help, who should i trade for in 14team 5×5 OBP keeper league:

    Teixeira for a 8th rd pick or Ortiz for a 10th rd.

    Im in first, only really hurting in HRs.

  139. T Moore says:
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    Mr. Gray: Why do guys make 2 for 1 deals in these leagues..

    Just saw a trade for Trout .. For Markakis and D. Wright…

    Seems OK on the surface if it were not shallow league like we’re doing here…

    You add the fact that one team has to drop a player and the Trout team can open their extra slot for need and streaming… And it becomes clear who won…

    Clearly, the team receiving one player wins over and over in these lame trades… Why do folks make them???… What are they thinking about???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: Yeah, they rarely make sense… Only in a very deep league should most be considered…

  140. Tehol Beddict says:
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    Masterson is such a peon. I discovered dominic brown and people scoffed when I said he would hit 30 bombs. Who laughing now? The terrifying Mr. BEDDICT

  141. The Jabronis says:
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    Got sent a trade offer.

    Mark Reynolds and Latos for Beltran. I have Beltran.

    waddya think.

  142. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Do you like Hughes or J Parker better for their next start?

  143. EK says:
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    Pls rank for H2H pts:

    Lilly vs SD
    Niese vs MIA
    Cueto vs COL
    Pettitte @ SEA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Cueto, Lilly…

  144. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    1) Drop Puig for Heyward?

    2) With AJax coming off the DL, drop Crisp or Jennings?

  145. pooonhunter says:
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    Please, Pick 5 to run today…

    Heyward
    Ozuna
    Rios
    Holliday
    D.Brown
    Lind
    Reddick

    Thank you kindly…

  146. Big AL says:
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    Perez says he’s sorry for all the grief he caused you,he has extra to go around. Next time he’ll rent a car instead of a donkey. He is sending you a very nice prayer card from Grandma’s funeral though. Oh yeah and he says he’s gonna double his homer out put for you. So look for 2 bombs in june. How can a guy that big ,who makes such good contact, have only one homer ? Scratching head and balls at the same time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big AL: HAHAHAHA tell me about it!

  147. Jay says:
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    Are you concerned with Braun enough to move him in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: depends for what

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: Would Felix and Machado be enough to get it done?

  148. Dkohn says:
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    Skaggs at St Louis?

    SON says no. What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dkohn: I’m starting him

      • Dkohn says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        I like you Grey, always have *points to the mustache*, always will.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, thanks!

  149. Big Magoo says:
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    So should we just ignore your Wheeler fantasy then? I’m still trying to digest the Red Wedding.

  150. Fried Fish Fan says:
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    Start Skaggs vs Cards and Locke vs Braves tonight?

  151. Negatto says:
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    For ROS is Reddick a better add then a struggling BJ or the Will Myers coming attraction?

  152. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME*****

  153. Frank White says:
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    With Jim Henderson about to come back do you think I should pick him back up and drop K-Rod?

  154. T Moore says:
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    Mr. Gray:

    In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m quietly not signing off with ESTRADA!!! anymore..

    In fact luckily, I only had him on one team anyway… Taking my SP early and multiple closers late instead…

    He was my worst forecast other than Josh Donaldson (Mien Gott, I was in another galaxy on him) this year…

    I, unlike you, have been proven not to be perfect..

    YAP!!! YAP!!! YAP!!! YAP!!! (quickly followed by simultaneously, scratching behind my ear and licking my genitals)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: HA… I had noticed, but I was the only one…

  155. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME*****

  156. ZDC says:
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    Hey Grey. 10 team H2H yahoo. My S. Miller/D. Brown for his Wainwright.

  157. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I am having issues with these moves …

    Drop Alejandro De Aza for B.J. Upton?

    Drop Norichika Aoki for B.J. Upton assuming I don’t drop Austin Jackson?

    Drop Miguel Montero for Salvador Perez?

    Drop Brett Lawrie for David Freese?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

  158. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Hi Grey!
    Back from Poland. Got few pounds of kielbasa for you from your old neighbor.
    I was offered Cain and Wheeler for King Felix. H2h keepers league.
    Your thoughts?

  159. agarthered says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Asked you this a couple of weeks ago, but need to ask again.

    Have Stanton coming back soon, and Zimmerman at my util (machado at3b, gordon,choo,jupton at of) I’m short on SBS, and my ss/2b right now is profar/aybar.

    Would you trade Zimmerman for Everth or Desmond?

    Need to do something otherwise Zimmerman/Stanton going to be on my bench.

    Thanks!

  160. Chase Shields says:
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    Should I trade Big Papi for Ryan Howard and Matt Cain ?

  161. stinky_llama says:
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    10tm H2H…currently sitting first but looking to upgrade my SP…deep in the OF with braun, cespedes, heyward, c. davis (freeman at 1b) dom brown, and rios. current SPs are darvish, madbum, bailey, liriano (cant ignore the K/9), garza, and have price riding the DL. what kind of return could i expect for a heyward/rios?

  162. Juice_0321 says:
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    I got offered Cole Hamels and Jason Hammel in a deal for my Anthony Rizzo in a keeper league. The thing is that Rizzo is a fresh keeper and Hamels is a red guy which means that he needs to be kept, traded or sent back to the player pool at seasons end. My red guys are J-Up, Cutch and Kinsler. Do I make this move? I am trying to buy low on Hamels, but not sure he’s worth a franchise eligible Rizzo over the long haul. Thanks fellas!

  163. Juice_0321 says:
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    I got offered Cole Hamels and Jason Hammel in a deal for my Anthony Rizzo in a keeper league. The thing is that Rizzo is a fresh keeper and Hamels is a red guy which means that he needs to be kept, traded or sent back to the player pool at seasons end. My red guys are J-Up, Cutch and Kinsler. Do I make this move? I am trying to buy low on Hamels, but not sure he’s worth a franchise eligible Rizzo over the long haul. Thanks fellas!

  164. g-stav says:
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    Traded brown for Ryan zimmerman… good trade? figured i would sell high on brown, but not sure if high enough…

  165. Jay says:
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    a little early, i know, but which 5 would you rather carry into next season…

    Braun, Votto, Longo, Justin Upton, Heyward, Cespedes, Machado, Verlander, Strasburg, Felix

    Thanks

  166. danimal says:
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    I traded Dom Brown after his 13th homer for Derek Holland. Am I going to regret that?

  167. Billy says:
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    Boy was bill James right about Davis. Maybe the guy who has worked for major league organization knows a thing or two. And I bet Bill James is even his real name.

  168. RoB says:
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    Somone just dropped Yovani – I’m in big need of pitching with Matt Cain and Greinke stinkin up the squad. Do I use my #1 waiver claim to grab him? All the top prospects(i.e. Wil Myers) are already owned in our league.

  169. Luke says:
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    Hi Grey: II need to replace Crawdford and I’m dropping either Marcum, Parker, or Straily. Likely Marcum.

    My offense is
    C: Doumit
    1b: Votto
    2nd: Altuve
    SS: Segura
    3rd: Miggie
    OF: Gordon
    Of: Justin Upton
    OF: Fowler
    Utility: Freeman
    Utility: Markasis
    Bench: Matt Carpenter & Crawford

    As you can imagine my pitching is weak and hence I’m only in 3rd. Any recommendations for an RBI/HR pickup?

    I’m thinking Kubel, Pedro Alverez, D. Murphy, Eaton, or Belt. Maybe a flier on Ike Davis (yuck) or moustakis (also yuck)

    As always, thanks for the advice and for keeping it real!

    • Luke says:
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      @Luke: where is Grey?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’m in my newest post as I commented above

  170. Slam says:
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    Would you give up Bruce, choo, or Dominic Brown for pujols?

    Obp and slugging additional hitting categories. Todd Frazier or mark Reynolds would get bumped. Have surplus of good OF.

  171. Philsfan76 says:
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    C Gattis, Evan(C,OF) ATL
    1B Rizzo, Anthony(1B) CHC
    2B Johnson, Kelly(2B,OF) TB
    3B Young, Michael(1B,2B,3B) PHI
    SS Hardy, J.J.(SS) BAL
    MI Cabrera, Everth(SS) SD
    CI Howard, Ryan(1B) PHI
    OF Cabrera, Melky(OF) TOR
    OF Coghlan, Chris(OF) MIA
    OF McCutchen, Andrew(OF) PIT
    OF Pence, Hunter(OF) SF
    DH Franklin, Nick(SS) SEA

    Bench (2B) Phillips, Brandon(2B) CIN
    Injured (DH) Harper, Bryce(OF) WAS

    P Corbin, Patrick(P) ARI
    P Kuroda, Hiroki(P) NYY
    P Lee, Cliff(P) PHI
    P Lynn, Lance(P) STL
    P Mujica, Edward(P) STL
    P Reed, Addison(P) CHW
    P Wacha, Michael(P) STL

    Bench (P) Cashner, Andrew(P) SD
    Bench (P) Cingrani, Tony(P) CIN
    Bench (P) Gallardo, Yovani(P) MIL
    Bench (P) Lincecum, Tim(P) SF
    Bench (P) Morrow, Brandon(P) TOR
    Bench (P) Skaggs, Tyler(P) ARI

    was offered his hamels and headley for my gallardo and pence. he snaked Rendon as we were watching mlb tonight and saw rendon got the call. h2h 12 team points league. Do you like this trade, oh wise moustache?

  172. Thomas says:
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    I was offered Andrew McCutchen for Dom Brown and Jose Reyes in a dynasty league. I have Starlin Castro and Nick Franklin to fill in at SS and 2B/SS… do I take this deal?

  173. NK says:
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    @Grey In a standard 5×5 H2H Yahoo leauge, Puig is on the waiver wires and I have no back up third baseman. However, I have four first basemen. Should I drop either Moreland, LaRoche, Cuddyer, or Napoli? I have tried hard to trade two for one for the past month, but the league seems almost abandoned! I am leaning towards Moreland, thoughts?

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