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Let Kate Upton know that Philip Humber is now allowed entrance into the Perfect Club as he retired 27 straight Mariners (here’s a tip: don’t get too close to Dallas Braden in the sauna).  That’s only the 21st perfect game in history – surprisingly, as you would’ve thought at least that many pitchers would have thrown perfect games against the Mariners last year.  Kudos to those of you who streamed, Humber.   A few of our comments on Saturday went like this, “Grabbed Humber for a stream cuz there was no one else, then dropped him before I even realized he pitched a perfect game.”  Nice Humberbrag!  Before you feel too proud of yourself for being the first to pick up Humber, just remember that the last two guys to throw a perfect game in the AL are Dallas Braden and Mark Buehrle.  The only difference between those non-dominating lefties and Humber is that Humber throws right handed and his first name is what I used to call the guy at the gas station when I was a jerky teenager.  You know, I gave him an aptronym.  Consider this perfect game less a reminder to pick up Phil Humber, but more a reminder that it’s generally a safe bet to stream a pitcher at Seattle.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Marlon Byrd – Traded to the Red Sox as the player to be named later for an old bet between Epstein and John Henry.  Teach Epstein to say, “I bet in eight years the greatest band in the world will be Hoobastank.”  Marlon Byrd is a marginal power, not great speed guy that has more real world value, like everyone who’s ever been on The Real World.  Think 12 homers, 5 steals.  If that excites you, take your meds, you’re excited too easily.

Michael Bowden – The once interesting prospect pitcher went the other way.  You can take that both ways, i.e., he’s no longer interesting and he’s headed to the Cubs (and presumably middle relief).  I wouldn’t be surprised if Epstein knows something that we don’t know (okay, probably a lot of something) in regards to Bowden, but for now there’s nothing to see here.

Tony Campana – Finally, we’re done with real world value where things matter like bill-paying and not getting annoyed when someone refills the toilet paper so it unrolls under.  Put it over so it rolls out!  *breathe, Grey, breathe*  With the trade of Byrd, Campana was recalled and started in center yesterday where he went 1-for-2.  Campana can steal 30 bases in 300 ABs.  He’s crazy fast.  He just ran into your cubicle, refilled your toner and ran out without you seeing him.

Jarrod Parker – Fat Jonah announced that Parker will be called up by the A’s for Wednesday’s game.  Last year, Parker was pretty pedestrian, but that might’ve been him still regaining his control from Tommy John surgery.  I just thought of something:  If I had something that was terminal and got to “Make a Wish,” my wish would be to have Tommy John surgery performed by Tommy John.  If Parker strikes out over 8 per nine as he’s done in the minors, gets ground balls and regains his control, he’s the best starter you’re picking up off waivers right now.  If he fails to translate his Ks and ground balls, then you have an A’s starter that could roofie you.

Jemile Weeks – 0-for-4, now batting .197.  Where’s your manners, Jemile?  If he were sucking this bad, Rickie would at least have the decency to get hurt.

Alfredo Aceves – I had this friend from high school, let’s call him Brian, cause that was his name.  Brian got a job at a hot dog place that served the best chili I’ve ever had.  So Brian got a job at this hot dog place and decided to start putting pubic hair into the chili.  Word spread pretty fast and the hot dog place that was there for 25 years was out of business within 6 months.  Alfredo Aceves is my friend Brian and that chili is the Red Sox’s closer job.

Daniel Bard – Seems slightly crazy that everyone, except the Red Sox knew Bard should be in the bullpen, but now he’s there.  He just went from K to F or M.  It might be temporary as his start was rained out, but I’d still grab him in the non-sexual way.

Roy Oswalt – Red Sox and Cards are reaching out to him to pitch for them.  Razzball got an exclusive peek at the negotiations!  “Roy, have you ever heard of my friend, Benjamin Franklin?”  The negotiator pulls out a hundred.  Oswalt shakes his head.  “Maybe you’ve heard of my friend, John Deere?”  Oswalt perks up.

Sergio Santos – To the DL with what I’m calling, “I told you not to draft him in the preseason!”  Grab Francisco Cordero immediately.  Though, I imagine unless you’re in a league with yourself and nine teams you own under different aliases, he’s gone.  Though II:  The Return of Though (that the critics dubbed:  Why do they keep making Though’s):  If you’re in a league against nine of yourself, I appreciate you still reading Razzball even if you might not need quote-unquote advice.

Francisco Cordero – Got the ugly save yesterday after giving up a run.  Hey, it’s like he’s been closing all year!

Danny Duffy – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners (5 BBs), 5 Ks vs. the Blue Jays.  Kinda felt this start coming.  Still like Duffy’s promise, but he looks about as safe to own as Filthy Sanchez and Hochevar.  Imagine the sun is made of walks and their wings are made of Ks.

Wei-Yin Chen – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Ugh, just having a real hard time advising to pick up O’s starters, especially one that had declining Ks before coming to this country.  I’d let someone else gamble.

Giancarlo Stanton – He says his knee is better.  From his mouth to God’s ears… Which I guess is him talking to himself.

Nick Swisher – Had a lovely time in Boston.  5-for-9 with 2 HRs and 7 RBIs.  Then the lemon butter dill sauce on the Dover Sole at Legal Seafood effectively masked the spit flavoring added by Chef Sully.

Mark Teixeira – M-Teix usually likes Aprils as much as Garfield likes Mondays but May seemed to come a fortnight early this year.  After hitting his 1st HR of the year on Thursday, Teixeira hit 2 HRs and a double on Saturday – including an opposite-field HR as a lefty.  Our little M-Teix is all May’d up.

Michael Pineda – Had a setback during his rehab, which Girardi deemed “not good.”  I’ll add “indeed.”

Adrian Beltre – Adrian’s rocky relationship with his hamstrings continues as he strained one on Saturday.  Beltre is headed for an MRI on Monday, and I wouldn’t be surprised if his hamstring says some wet blanket bullcrap like, “It’s suicide.  You’ve seen your leg, you know how fragile it is….you can’t run!”  Then the hamstring complains at Whole Foods when it has to pay full price for a Coppola wine.

Josh Hamilton – 3-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs and a slam & legs.  Can’t he party with Kinsler and some 19-year-old girls in a bathroom stall every preseason?

Francisco Liriano – 5 IP, 5 ER with a 11+ ERA on the year.  To rope fantasy baseballers back in, he’s due for a six unearned run, twelve walk no-hitter.

Frank Francisco – The closerousel continues as Frank Frank gets the dreaded vote of confidence.  When a manager, says someone is still their closer that gives them about five days before they’re no longer the closer.  I’d pick up Rauch, but wear back support he looks heavy.

Daniel Hudson – To the DL with a shoulder impingement, which is the worst kind of after-start ‘ment a pitcher can get.  He’s without a timetable; that’s a nice way to say, “Shizz just got real.”  The good news, the MRI revealed no structural damage, but the MRI was at 2-for-1 Ruby Tuesday’s happy hour yesterday.  Between Hudson and Collmenter, the Diamondbacks’ stalling on you-know-who just got accelerated.  If you don’t know you-know-who, hint:  he’s the next blurb.

Trevor Bauer – The Bauer countdown has officially begun.  Or said again with a whisper scream as he’s distracted because his daughter is in danger.   Scott has Bauer 9th on the top 25 fantasy baseball prospects list.  There, he compares him to Lincecum.  I think he meant that as a compliment.  In 12 team mixed leagues, it’s time to start stashing Bauer.  I think he’s up within the month, but could depend on Hudson.

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-4 with a slam & legs.  And here we thought it was Krispie.  The D-Backs’ centerfield position is an unknown location in Tibet with mystical powers.

Brennan Boesch – 1-for-5 with his 2nd homer.  I feel the tide starting to go out on Boesch in the comments.  I get it, he’s been terrible so far, but in most leagues I’d try to hold out.  He’s in such a great spot in a lineup and Leyland Ron Popeil’s his lineup about as good as anyone.

Drew Smyly – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Okay, you have to own him at this point.  He has nearly a K per inning and a 1.13 ERA.  I do think the bottom could fall out at any time.  Or at least fall relatively back to earth.

Kyle Blanks – To have season-ending surgery on his shoulder.  He didn’t blame the injury on carrying around David Eckstein in a bjorn.

Anthony Bass – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Hodgepadre!

Juan Francisco – Homered yesterday as he started at 3rd.  Too bad Glass Chipper isn’t due for a setback for another three days.

Jon Jay – Heading to St. Louis for tests on his shoulder.  No word if he’s being transported by Clydesdale, but I think that’s the only method of transportation in St. Louis, so maybe it’s implied.

Kyle Lohse – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Kinda excited for May just so I don’t have to keep talking about this schmohawk in a positive light.

Andrew McCutchen – Batting .351 in the three hole and has 2 RBIs on the year.  Guys and (4 ladies), your Pittsburgh Pirates!

Ryan Zimmerman – He was scratched on Saturday (aaah…) and then Sunday was rained out, but he expects his shoulder to be up to snuff for Tuesday.  Bob Crane would say that’s hot.

Chad Billingsley – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER vs. the Astros.  Look in the mirror.  See that person?  They got sucked in by Billingsley.

Freddy Sanchez – Will start Monday his rehab, I said, “Whatever, whatever, whatever.”

Cliff Lee – The Adverb is off to the DL with an oblique injury following his 10 inning scoreless start.  Little known fact – Jack Morris had to ice his moustache for a solid week after that memorable 10 inning World Series start.  ObLeeque had a strained abdomen with the Mariners in 2010 that cost him a month – hopeful Lee this will be limited to missing 3 starts.

Chris Narveson – Chris Capuano 2.0 looks done for the year with a rotator cuff injury.  On the bright side, he now has more time to sell insurance to the fine folks of Punxsutawney.

529 Responses

  1. a1rfann1ng says:
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    i need steals badly (dead last in roto league)

    carlos gomez or campana?

    • @a1rfann1ng, I’d go with Gomez. I’m really intrigued by Campana but for the moment it looks like Gomez will play more regularly.

  2. Ringo says:
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    Rafael Furcal just shot up the player rater. Can he get a season line of 90 Runs / 25 Steals / 0.300 BA ??? I really want to add him but is he more valuable than guys like Austin Jackson, Alejandro de Aza, AJ Pierzynski or Nolan Reimold? or maybe low value closers like Fernando Rodney or Hector Santiago? I am thinking he is pretty similar to AJ Pierzynski in that he is a vet whose best days seem behind him but has play admirably so far at a traditionally shallow position. I could see AJ not hitting a HR until the ASB but he is still producing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ringo, Early Bird Special… I’d own him over AJ…

  3. chris partlow says:
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    campy.

  4. chata says:
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    @ Grey , Et al . :

    some of you don’t comment .
    some of you don’t listen .
    so , do your own research on josh hamilton’s daytime obp , slg , and avg .
    go back as far as 2007 , and be sure to include his 2010 mvp year .

    sure , sure …. small sample size .
    but , you guys should be use to that , by now .

    further , research “special eye-drops” .
    once you have the knowledge , it is your business to do with it ,
    as you please .

    seeing is believing .

    • Gavin says:
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      @chata, What the…?

      • nyydj2 says:
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        @Gavin, i hear ya chata, i was actually benching him last year for a while during day games, the splits were drastic. He turned on to the drops and new shades towards September and it worked very quick wonders for him. Have him in a keeper.

        • chata says:
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          @nyydj2,

          obviously , these early results (based on 24 ab’s) are quite a drastic
          turnaround , but even if these “drops” change him from a .220 hitter
          to a .300+ daytime guy , over the course of 125-150 daytime at-bats ,
          this immediately vaults him back into being a 1st-round no-brainer .

          of course , there will be skeptics out there who will say “but he’s got
          to be able to stay on the field” , however , i find it difficult to find fault with a guy who plays ballz to the wallz on defense and on the base-paths … like griffey jr.

          even missing 20-25 games/year , the difference that these drops make (even if only psychological) will be significant .
          without the missing time , he becomes a perennial mvp candidate .

  5. trent says:
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    Jarrod Parker or Ricky Nolasco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @trent, Parker

  6. Blue says:
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    Campana over Bourjous?

    Do you think Bard starts closing or is Aceves safe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blue, I think Bard could close shortly… Bourjos for now…

  7. LordMetz says:
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    Pick the top two out of the following FA:

    Brennan Boesch
    Dexter Fowler
    Adam Dunn
    Ike Davis
    Colby Rasmus
    Adam LaRoche
    Jeff Francouer

    • Vacation says:
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      @LordMetz, Boesch and Ike. I’ll be interested to see if Grey concurs.

  8. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    News out of Boston is that Bard has been skipped and will work out of the bullpen. I believe He takes over the closer role and runs away with it. Aaron Cook then gets called up to take his spot in the rotation. If that were to happen would you rather Bard over Capps or Broxton?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, I wrote about him in the post you’re commenting on. Over those two…

  9. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Would you rather own Jarrod Parker over Cahill?

    • Steven says:
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      Nevermind, My claim just went through and even with last Waiver Wire pick nobody took a shot on Mat Latos!!! Its only Week 3. So i no longer own Cahill and have Latos instead. I don’t know why I feel like i just hit the jackpot with this transaction but i am psyched!!!!

      • Chris says:
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        @Steven,

        I was just able to pick up Latos off the WW recently too, though it was with much higher waiver priority. Very excited about that, especially since his next 2 starts are against SF and HOU. The pickup could pay some very nice early dividends for both of us!

  10. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:
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    The left-center fence in Citi is half the old height and is 358 feet deep. If we regress Jason Bay’s HR/FB rate to his career rate of 15.2 – which is well off his peak rate, thanks to 2010 and 2011 – he would have hit 21 HR last season. In 123 games, his numbers would have been:

    21 HR, 68 R, 66 RBI, 11 SB

    And that’s giving him 9 solo HR. Those 9 HR would move his OBP from .329 to .346, and his average from .245 to .266.

    .266/21/68/66/11 in 123 games? For a 14% owned former elite player who still shows excellent plate discipline, I’ll take it.

    Something to think about. His 3 HR this season have been absolute bombs, average distance of 426 feet, with average speed off the bat of 107.6. That’s Josh Hamilton territory. One HR to left-center, one to center, and one to right-center.

    Not saying to trade or drop anyone you drafted in the first ten rounds to get him, but if you have a spot at the end your bench, why not? He’s got five games at home and three at Coors this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Feeding the Abscess, Very interesting… You hankering for a weekly guest post highlighting a player?

      • Feeding the Abscess

        Feeding the Abscess says:
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        @Grey, For cereal? Send me an email (it’s legit. Honest!) with what you had in mind

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is your email your life fails?

          • Feeding the Abscess

            Feeding the Abscess says:
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            @Grey, Yes sir

  11. Blue says:
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    In a H2H league that counts both hits and TB in addition to the standard 5, would you rather have Kirk N today in a double header vs Lincecum and Bumgarner or:
    Schafer vs. Greinke
    De Aza vs. Colon
    Furcal vs. Garza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blue, I’d take the doubleheader…

  12. Blue says:
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    Would you pick up jarrod Parker over J sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blue, Parker

  13. TheNewGuy says:
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    Got Gaby on my bench (10 teamer), give up with him (her?) and pick up a hitter for todays games? Best options I can see are probably Span, Sweeney, Helton, C Davis (mini mini mini donkey?).

    • @TheNewGuy, If you can still add hitters for Monday’s action, I’d go with Sweeney, who I’m streaming in two leagues, both much deeper than yours. He’s been very hot, especially against RHP, and Marquis is not a scary righty to be pitching against him.

      I’ve been burned many times by Chris Davis, but he’d be my second choice just because he has an OK record against Morrow (.286 with a homer).

      How late can you add players for the same day’s action in your league?

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Enrique, Anytime up to the first pitch of the day.

        Thanks man.

  14. Good morning, Grey.

    In my 14-team league one-year roto league, someone just dropped Latos. My pitching staff is one of my team’s strong points so I’m not inclined to make a move, but would I be stupid for not dropping someone for him? My current staff is Bumgarner, Anibal, Beachy, Scherzer, and Cahill (with Fister on the DL). We have a 1,250-inning cap.

    And in my 16-team roto league where I occasionally stream pitchers, do you like Nicasio tomorrow @PIT? Notwithstanding what you wrote above, would you trust Duffy later in the week @MIN?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Morning! I’d go Latos over Cahill. I do like Nicasio. I’d trust him vs. Minny.

  15. TheNewGuy says:
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    Think Aceves is getting anymore saves? Want to stash Bauer in my 16 team H2H now, but need a guy to drop. I can’t see Lidge lasting much longer as the co-closerousel either, drop Aceves or Lidge for Bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, He’ll get saves for the time being… Lidge…

  16. Project_Badass says:
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    Parker or Milone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project_Badass, Milone

  17. Steve says:
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    Great roundup. After our convo yesterday about starting Rasmus over Youk, someone else grabbed Rasmus. Please pick one from these Youk alternatives (drafted Youk for average and OBP):

    Big Head Hafner
    Reddick
    Sweeney
    NieuwenHuis
    Furcal
    Daniel Murphy

    Also, is George of the Roses worth a stash or are you expecting little or nothing thi year? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Thanks! Nieuwenhuis… Worth a stash if you have room…

  18. ohjessicamarie says:
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    Drop Drabek for Parker, Bauer, or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ohjessicamarie, I’d hold for now…

  19. Dirty Jersey says:
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    Campana? Campana? what about Jackson, or moving LaHair to the OF and bringing up Rizzo?

    I will now start making a voodoo Epstien to put next to my voodoo Bochy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dirty Jersey, They’re not coming up until June at the earliest… Ha!

  20. papasmurf says:
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    I dropped Wandy for Duffy last week. The saving grace is that I benched Duffy and would not have started Wandy vs. LAD anyway so the end result is the same.

    More upset about going with Gordon vs. Wandy instead of Y Escobar vs. Duffy. Was back and forth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf, I hear ya…

  21. MrHappyTime says:
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    @ Grey, are you buying the Alex Rios? I’m in need of OF help and my options are Rios, Bourjos, Ibanez, Bay, and Span. I’m mainly looking for power and steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrHappyTime, I own him and bought him in the preseason…

  22. nick m. says:
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    Should I drop Soto for Hundley in a 16 team H2H? When healthy (and I realize that is a big if with these two) over the last couple seasons Hundley seems more productive.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick m., Go for it…

  23. I’m in lineup limbo. (12 Team H2H CBS)So many multi-eligibility players. What would you do with:

    C Napoli
    1B Lind/Carpenter
    2B Kipnis/Kendrick
    SS Cozart/Rollins
    3B Longoria
    OF Upton,J
    OF Bruce
    OF Stubbs/Scott
    U Butler

    Bench:
    Iannetta

    Gracias, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charlie Hustle’s Son, Lind, Kendrick, Rollins, Stubbs… I’d play…

  24. Commish Cauda says:
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    deep H2H-Points league

    Gerardo Parra or David Murphy?

    Or just drop Reynolds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Commish Cauda, Parra…Nope…

  25. Andy says:
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    Any love for AJ Burnett? Sub 4 ERA with 180 Ks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andy, Could have some value, I’m not rushing out to grab him for my teams…

  26. anon says:
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    Pujoles, Joyce, and Gallardo or Hamitlon, Motte, and Rodney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @anon, Pujols

  27. Ben says:
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    Hey Grey, I’ve been offered Mauer for my Kipnis in my 15 team roto 5×5 league. I have a hole at C and Atulve is on my bench to replace Kipnis.

    I am last place in average and am generally struggling in the offensive cats (my pitching is sick).

    Thoughts? Should I pull the trigger?

    MY TEAM:

    C: Iannetta
    1B: Votto
    2B: Kipnis
    3B: Bautista
    SS: Asdrubal
    IF: Laroche
    LF: Pierre
    CF: CarGo
    RF: Pence
    UTIL: Duda
    BN: Atulve
    BN: Alcides

    SP: Verlander, Kershaw, Gio, Billingsley, Lohse, Colon, Vogelsong
    RP: Guerra, FCord, Venters, Chapman, Adams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben, I’d take Mauer…

  28. TheNewGuy says:
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    Hey Grey, Holland a safe bench today against the bombers? Dudes been great so far, but don’t think he’s a ‘start each time out’ kinda guy yet right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, I’d bench him in 12 team and under…

  29. Jack says:
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    I own Masterson who has been far from masterful (yeah you liked that). Should I dump him for Trevor Bauer or Jarrod Parker? 12 team, h2h league, with yahoo scoring.

    • Jack says:
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      @Jack,

      or should i pick up Drew Smyly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack, Hold Masterson…

  30. SanFran1966 says:
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    Goldschimdt has me feel’n like a night of drinking Schmidt on tap…

    Thoughts are to put him on the bench and go with one of the following this week:

    LaHair, Carpenter, Helton, Seager

    Worth a shot or ride Goldy another week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SanFran1966, LaHair…

  31. EK says:
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    A few of my droppable SPs in a 10-team 5 x 5 roto:

    Billingsley
    Masterson
    Holland
    Drabek

    Need help with ERA/WHIP
    Some FA’s available:

    Niese
    Cahill
    Duffy
    Chacin
    Buerhle

    Anyone I should add/drop?

    • EK says:
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      @EK, Morrow is also available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Bills for Niese… Morrow over Drabek…

  32. coco krispie says:
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    Would you take Bruce over Stanton at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @coco krispie, Yup

  33. Eddie says:
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    “I did the whistleing bellybutton trick at the high school talent show!”

    Also, I hope Mark Reynolds reenacts the toaster scene.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddie, Ha!

  34. RandomItalicizedVoice says:
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    Grey,

    What order would you put the following in rest of season:

    Niese, Volquez, Hochevar, Burnett, Bauer

    Thanks!

    • RandomItalicizedVoice says:
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      @RandomItalicizedVoice, Add Jarrod Parker to the list:

      Niese, Parker, Volquez, Hochevar, Burnett, Bauer

      How would you rank them Grey ROS?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @RandomItalicizedVoice, Niese, Volquez (at home), Burnett…

  35. Commish Cauda says:
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    scraping the bottom in a deep H2H-points league

    Kendrick @ARI (Miley) and vsCHC (Garza)
    or
    Hutchinson @BAL (Matusz)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Commish Cauda, Kendrick

  36. dj_jeffrito says:
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    “Consider this perfect game less a reminder to pick up Phil Humber, but more a reminder that it’s generally a safe bet to stream a pitcher at Seattle.”

    His game had nothing to do with where they were playing. Did you watch? There was only 1 hard hit ball all day. The park meant nothing in this particular game.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @dj_jeffrito, you made his point for him. It’s not the park, it’s the team. The M’s have little to no offense. Any pitcher should be started against them.

  37. frank rizzo says:
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    Grey, in the forum you said you would start the Dutch Oven against the Yankees tonight. I’m taking your advice. Now how about Yu against the Yankees on Tuesday night? Yes, I’m asking for trouble owning 2 Ranger pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @frank rizzo, Did you tell the team number though? Cause I’d sit Holland in a 12 team or under… I’d start Yu…

      • frank rizzo says:
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        @Grey, It’s 10 team h2h. I guess I’ll sit him. I hate sitting guys early in the week though.

  38. Wilsonian says:
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    This is unrelated to fantasy baseball, per se, but it is related to this site.

    Does anyone use Pulse, or any other blog reading app on their phones or tablets? I use Pulse (for those of you that don’t use it, you can add all sorts of blog/websites to the app and easily scroll through and read the latest posts) on my iPhone. Lately Razzball hasn’t been updating on there. I kept waiting for it, thinking maybe it was just a glitch in the system, but it never worked. It’s been stuck on “Juan Francisco – 95% Off” for about a week or so.

    Not sure how these things work, but I thought I’d give you (Grey/Rudy/Razzball community) the head’s up and see if there’s anyway to fix it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Aw, geez… What happened now? Kidding. What’s this Pulse thing? The razzball.com/feed looks to be working…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, I know. I broke it. What the hell? Anyway, it’s an app that lets you follow blogs and websites and you can get the latest posts. Damn easy way to read websites without actually having to go to websites. Had this baby linked in there so I could reasily, but it won’t update. Not sure why.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But it’s updating other websites, right?

          • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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            @Grey, The RSS on my iGoogle page has been stuck on “Bars in Boston Close at 2 AM”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, And it’s working for other sites?

              • L-Boogie says:
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                @Grey, Technology sucks. You should just post everyday via telegram to avoid the confusion. Although your Mike Morse jokes wouldn’t be quite as funny.

              • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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                @Grey, There is another site that’s been stuck too, but the other 100 or so are updating.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  We’re having our web guy look at it… Hopefully he can figure it out… Thanks for telling us!

  39. OaktownSteve says:
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    Boesch is just the kind of guy you need to hold on to through a rough start. He’s a streaky type. Got a long swing so he’s going to go through some ups and downs more than a contact type. He’s legit though. He’ll get going and when he does he’s going to hit a bunch in a batch.

    As a sidebar, Boesch and Hosmer tore up spring training. Boesch hit six homers. Hosmer hit everything in sight. Didn’t Gregor Blanco steal 40 base in the Cactus League? Couldn’t get Roger Bernadina out, as I recall.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve, oh yeah two other things. Was at the A’s game yesterday. You know who looks really good? Hafner. Bat speed was impressive and he seems to be seeing the ball really well. Did that thing where when he takes pitches he’s really tracking and hardly flinches.

      I want to like Tyson Ross more but he’s not that great. Choo and Hafner missed back to back home runs in the first by a couple of feet…thanks OdotCo! He had a line drive double play to get out of a jam. He’s an home stream option at home I think, but I would not get too excited when looking at his numbers so far.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @OaktownSteve, Could see that on Ross… I think Boesch will come around, tough to wait in some leagues though…

  40. Steve says:
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    Hey grey, should i trade justin upton for jay bruce and johnny cueto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, I’d hold…

  41. Jim says:
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    I have Mike Adams on my bench just in case Nathan loses it. Sergio Romo is now available. Do I drop Adams for him or is the Romo thing over at this point?

    Also, drop Peter bourjos for Jordan Schafer?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim, Hold Adams… I’d take Schafer…

  42. L-Boogie says:
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    12-team, 5×5, weekly lineups so the 2-start pitchers are yummy.

    Which other 2 should I start this week:

    Marcum (Stros)
    Lynn (@Cubs)
    Peavy (@Oak, BoSox)

    Don’t know if this makes a difference but Bum, Garza, and Gio all have 2 starts for me this week too.

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie, Marcum, Peavy

  43. Wilsonian says:
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    This may have been asked above, but drop Filthy and/or Chacin for Parker and/or Bauer?

    16 Team H2H. Stats: W, L, SV, Ks, ERA, WHIP, Ks/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, I’d take a shot on Parker in some situations over Filthy…

  44. The Vaporizers says:
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    Drop Samardzija for Smyly?

    • The Vaporizers says:
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      @The Vaporizers, or Kyle Drabek?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Vaporizers, Drabek

  45. Poo Holes says:
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    Is it safe to drop Aceves now? I’m only worried because my closers are Valverde and Rodney, with Jansen in the waiting. Brian Wilson was dropped, do I pick him up and send him the the DL? There aren’t any other closing options on the wire other than Lidge, Cruz, and Shaw. 10 team keeper, bee tee dubya.

    Also, purchased the e-book the other day. With finals coming up next week, I’m sure it will be excellent procrastination material, definitely looking forward to the read.

    • @Poo Holes, I think I’d rather have Lidge than Aceves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, Thanks! Forget Wilson… I’d hold Aceves…

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, What about Smyly over Aceves in a deep 12 team keeper where I’m already way out in front for saves?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t drop saves at this point…

  46. L-Boogie says:
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    Let’s go offense now.

    Which 1 should I SIT this week:

    Duda
    Fowler
    Rasmus
    Lind
    Reimold

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie, Duda

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey, Does the 8 game schedule this week make any difference for starting/sitting Duda over those guys?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not really…

  47. pdubs says:
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    Trade Offer:
    Votto and Harang for Bruce and Darvish. I have Fielder already, but would plug Votto in the Utility role.

    • @pdubs, I’d rather have Votto and Harang. Harang isn’t very good but depending on your league you might be able to find something significantly better.

  48. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Looking to free up a roster spot in order to grab a pitcher to stash like Trevor Bauer (or THE Trevor Bauer).

    I have an embarrassment of riches in my OF with Braun, Stanton, and Adam Jones entrenched as starters. Ichiro, Fowler, Rios and Reimold on my bench.
    I’m looking to lose one off my bench – which one of these guys doesn’t belong?

    Thanks!

    • @Drexel Hill Dragons, Fowler

  49. Would you trade Kimbrel for Gallardo? I’ve got plenty of closers except they’re Marshall, Santos, Rodriguez and Santiago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank Kim, I would

      • @Grey, Thanks!

    • Chunk says:
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      @Frank Kim, I would

      • @Chunk, Thanks!

  50. MattTruss223 says:
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    Adam Laroche seems to have cooled off. You thinkin it’s cool to use his roster spot as the ever changing streaming slot? For example, dropping him for someone in the double header today (Shierholtz). Or will I get more out of the spot holding him?

    And another if I may…My H2H points league counts 7 for a Win and -7 for a Loss. It makes me second guess myself a lot, you can really put yourself in a hole with a bad outing. (By comparison a REALLY good day, think 2 HR or Slam and Legs type day, is worth around 7 points for a hitter). You think I should roll (literally or figuratively) CC out tonight vs. TEX? That offense has me scured and CC’s been giving ER away like candy so far, plus Holland has been/is pretty decent.

    Thanks for you thoughts!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss223, I’d drop him to stream a bat… I’d start CC…

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @Grey, whoa, early response today, appreciate it!

  51. Benjamin Button says:
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    Mike Stanton MVP watch: .255/.296/.333…..0 homeruns

  52. Mike says:
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    Looking for a short-term (hopefully!) 3B fill-in as Beltre heels: S. Rodriguez, E. Nunez, J. Francisco, or J. Hannahan (15-team mixed…not a lot of waiver options!).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Francisco

  53. Wake Up says:
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    I was looking for some kind of speed from Kemp, but so far, he has only netted -1 SB. Is he a bust for this year? Time to cut him?

    • Chunk says:
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      @Wake Up, Well, hes in a massive slump right now (ZERO hits for a whole GAME) and his HR pace has been knocked down to a measly 91 for the year… I wouldn’t sell him for pennies on the dollar, but I’d explore my options

      • Tony says:
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        @Chunk, its hard stealing bases when he’s hitting the ball 400 ft every other AB, lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, Ha!

  54. paddyman says:
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    Scherzer was dropped.I have Latos, Humber Sale, Minor and am pretty happy with all so far except Latos. Hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paddyman, Scherzer over Humber…

  55. Sambo Jenkins says:
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    In a weekly H2H league with W, L, K, ERA, WHIP as categories, would you start Niese at home vs Miami or Worley @Arizona?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sambo Jenkins, Niese

  56. Mr. Rickey says:
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    You still like Tabata and Peter Bourjos? They are killing me and guys like Parra, Shelly Duncan and Scheirholtz are looking tempting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey, Go with Parra over Bourjos

  57. Kaiser Soze says:
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    @Grey, Drop K Rod for Pestano, Qualls, Mujica, or Wilhelmsen in a holds league?

    Gracias Senor-stachio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kaiser Soze, Pestano

    • Goose says:
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      @Kaiser Soze,

      how are all those guys available in a holds league? every one of them should be owned.

  58. Jason says:
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    Looking to add Parker in my AL Only league – who would you drop?

    Milone or Humber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…

  59. DjlanceRauch says:
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    In a 10 team mixed roto. Here’s my staff.
    Weaver
    Gonzalez
    Wainwright
    Fister(DL slot)
    Jimenez
    Peavy
    Lynn
    Should I dump anyone for Latos?

    • Chunk says:
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      @DjlanceRauch, Fister

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ubaldo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait, can you dump Fister for Latos? Then him…

      • Chunk says:
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        @Grey, Good point, probably not….

  60. The Staff Infection says:
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    OF is crazy deep in 14 team mixed. Mccutchen, Adam jones, choo, werth, heyward. Pitching is crazy suspect. Scherzer, luebke, cahill, chacin, sale, humber, beaven, samardzija. I realky like wainwright as an ace. Would you do mccutchen for wainwright and crawford?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  61. Chunk says:
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    What movies should I watch on Netflix until SF@NYM? I hate these late start days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top Shot

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Chunk,
      The Quantum Activist
      Food Inc
      Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead
      Casablanca

      • Chunk says:
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        @Wake Up, Starting Quantum, looks excellent. Have you seen what the bleep to we know?

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Chunk, Yep. Watched that first. Good stuff.

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Chunk, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

    • Poo Holes says:
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      @Chunk, Hobo with a Shotgun. Instant classic.

    • stumanji says:
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      @Chunk, Being Elmo.

  62. Mike says:
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    Been offered roy halliday for josh Johnson and Alex Rodriquez?
    Thoughts?????? Help

    • Chunk says:
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      @Mike, Who would you replace Arod with

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Halladay…

  63. Wake Up says:
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    Bard or Rauch?

    Federalists or Whigs?

    Deep-fried pizza or deep-fried bacon?

    Cub Cadet or John Deere?

    Danny Duffy or Patrick Duffy?

    Stewart or Colbert?

    McCutchen or Clutch Muffin?

    Alfredo Aceves or Fettuccine Longrelieverslashmopupmanatbestves?

    Empanada or I guess Montero wasn’t “that bad” of a catcher?

    Wei-Yin Chen or Hidden Dragon?

    Josh Hamilton’s night-vision-for-daytime-usage-drops or the regular old vodka soaked tampon?

    Sure as heckfire!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  64. Steve says:
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    Grant Balfour,Sean marshall(reds), or Chris Perez ROS.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marshall

  65. Commish Cauda says:
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    deep H2H-Points League

    Trade Lilly for Reimold?

  66. uncdrew says:
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    Billingsly was robbed. The Astros cheated.

  67. Chunk says:
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    Standard Yahoo 5×5, Youk/Marmol or Rollins/Jansen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rollins

  68. bean says:
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    Campana or Colvin in the Util spot?

    Also, in another post I expressed my hatred for Clint Barmes in my deep NL only league. I am good at all other positions for the most part, so should I drop hiim and stream SS until the deadbeat owners are willing to trade? Best waiver options are Marwin Gonzalez or Herrera – Zoinks!

    I could punt SS for now and keep Colvin and pick up Campana as a flier too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Campana for steals… Hold Barmes…

  69. Patrick says:
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    I am sick of Buchholz – should I drop now for Bauer in a league in which the best available starters on the Waiver Wire are Humber, Saunders, Drabek, and Volquez?

    Thank you in advance for your insight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d own all of them over Buchholz… Grab Drabek…

  70. Wake Up says:
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    Alright,

    Bard or Rauch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bard

  71. Southy says:
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    A little inebriated last night, I kept pressing for a trade and I got one: Gave up Lynn, Cashner, and Drabek for Bard and Parker. 15 team mixed roto…needed saves and WHIP. Putting a lot of faith in Bard moving to the pen and a potential roofie panning out in Parker. To me, Cashner and Drabek were expendable. Did I give up too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks okay, but a bit much…

  72. smegma says:
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    Which 2 SP’s this week:

    A.Sanchez v. ARI (Kennedy)
    Minor @ LAD (Harang)
    Bard @ CWS (Danks)
    Cahill v. PHI (Hamels)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal, Minor

  73. CD says:
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    De Aza or Rasmus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus

  74. crock says:
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    Which 2 pitchers out of Parker, Duffy and Volquez?
    Which 2 hitters out of Reynolds, Scott and Wells?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @crock, Not sure how I missed these… Parker, Volquez… Scott, Reynolds…

  75. Will says:
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    Bauer or Minor for the rest of the season? I have a limit on starts and I lost Hudson this weekend. Who is the best option to replace him? My SP’s are hurting me. Hudson (DL), Morrow, Marcum, Ubaldo, Sale. I’m trying to trade either Uggla ( I have cano at 2B) or Reyes ( I can use bonifacio and pick up cozart) for an upgrade at SP. any thoughts on what level of SP to go after?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will, Not sure how I missed these… Minor… I’d want a number one SP for one of those guys…

      • wctip says:
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        @Grey, which order should I go after these guys for Reyes. I could possibly get Beachy, Lewis or Bumgarner for Uggla, I would just rather have an ace and trade Reyes

        Team 1: Reyes for Kershaw, Halladay, or Sabathia
        Team 2: Reyes for King Felix, Weaver, or Cain

  76. DasPeck says:
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    Grey,

    I picked up Niemann yesterday for the start against Liriano. I wasn’t disappointed considering I’m in last place in ERA and K’s. Next start is home against LAA…. wooooooah… don’t remember where I read that, next start @Tex. I’m dropping him for Parker without even asking.

    Any of these OF FA’s you think would be better to have than Luke Scott?
    (I’m slacking in R especially, SB some. Winning HR and RBI)

    Kubel
    Ross
    D. Murphy
    CarGoLite
    Span
    Nieuwenhuis(2x today)

    • DasPeck says:
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      or would Capuano be a better choice (than Parker)? My ERA can’t really explode any more, and I need K’s bad.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @DasPeck, Parker… I’d go with Scott…

  77. Smyly, Bauer, Volquez or HanKrod?

    Then drop—Cahill, maybi or chacin?

    Ta!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chacin for Henry if you need saves, otherwise Volquez at home, Smyly…

  78. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Is it worth trying to make the upgrade from Miguel Montero to Matt Weiters? If so, what SP would be worth the bump? Anibal Sanchez? Lance Lynn?

    I need a power bump with Pujols/DreadP/Giancarlo currently noodle-batting. Ironically I counted on them for 95 HRs combined. Only 95 to go.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins, Try Lynn… Ha!

  79. Mike says:
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    If I trade josh Johnson and A ROD for Halliday…..I replace A ROD with gamel and freese
    Would u do it????help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike, I’d do it.

  80. Ryan says:
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    I am in a 20 team h2h dynasty league. I just got offered anibal sanchez james mcdonald and mitch moreland for my ubaldo and gamel. Do I take this deal and run?

    c jp arencibia
    1b miguel cabrera
    2b neil walker
    ss yunel escobar
    3b evan longoria
    inf prince fielder
    lf carl crawford
    cf peter bourjos
    rf justin upton
    of carlos lee
    util vernon wells
    bn ryan lavernway
    Bn miguel Sano
    Bn mat gamel
    sp clayton kershaw
    sp cliff lee
    sp ubaldo jiminez
    sp jon lester
    rp jason motte
    rp matt throton
    rp matt reynolds
    rp matt capps
    p scott downs
    p brad peacock
    bn aaron harang
    bn scott downs
    bn garrett richards
    bn blake beaven
    bn brian matusz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, Yes

    • Ryan says:
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      @Ryan, Don’t you think giving up gamel is too much?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Ryan, I don’t…

  81. CD says:
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    Is Mark Reynolds droppable right now? Maybe for someone like Headley…?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CD, I wouldn’t.

  82. Cole says:
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    My CBS news feed says “Putz taken deep again.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cole, HA!

  83. Chunk says:
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    Latos/Valverde or Lincecum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chunk, Lincecum, it’s close…

  84. BERK says:
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    Should I drop Pineda & never look back in anger? He’s clogging up a bench spot b/c I also have Crawford & Howard & they’re taking my 2 DL spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BERK, I’d lose him…

      • BERK says:
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        @Grey, Thanks. Speaking of my DL, just got an offer to take Crawford off my hands for David Price. My team could use some SP — fair deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Price…

  85. Rico says:
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    Do I hold fast with Cozart or drop him for Alclides? It’s starting to look like Alclides can hit for a decent average and he certainly has SB upside from his track record. About the only saving grace for Cozart is that he’s going to get more ABs given his spot in the 1 or 2 hole in the order.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rico, I’d hold for now…

  86. Brian says:
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    Who should I start this week, I have 2 openings to fill. I have Sabathia and Holland, but they face each other today, then I also have Worely, Marcum and Chacin going up against not very good teams right now. I am leaning Sabathia and Hollan just for the 2 start in my weekly league. What do you guys think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian, CC and Marcum… Could see Holland instead of Marcum… Tough call…

  87. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Having lived in Punxsutawney for a year, I feel it is my responsibility to point out that you spelled it wrong.

    The groundhog lives in the library. No joke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SwaggerJackers, Ha!

  88. JP says:
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    Alex Rios or Colby Rasmus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JP, Rios

  89. mhfella says:
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    Hi Grey.

    Only have room for two of these three in my lineup: Melky, Reimold, De Aza. Match-ups aside, who would you leave on the bench going forward (I’m near top in all 5 stats)?

    Have one DL slot. Fister has been there. But I have Cliff Lee. Would you drop Fister to free up a spot for streaming (Nicasio, Parker, etc.) or just wait it out and hope to not lose too much ground in Ws and Ks?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mhfella, De Aza, Melky… Drop Fister…

  90. Big Magoo says:
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    Cruz or Stubbs/Guerra?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Magoo, Cruz

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey, Thanks. That’s what I thought too (I’m the one getting Cruz). My leaguemates seem to think that it’s borderline veto-able due to it favoring the Stubbs side too much. Ah, the lure of the save…

  91. Jake says:
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    In a H2H Points league, would you rather have 6 games from Cuddyer or 8 games from Niewenhuis?

    • SwaggerJackers says:
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      @Jake, Cuddyer for sure.

  92. HotCorner306 says:
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    Grey, what’s your take on Vance Worley? Need to stream someone this week H2H Roto style league. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HotCorner306, I like Worley… See the rankings…

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @HotCorner306, don’t drop worley… stream with a bench bat if you can…

  93. golfnut says:
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    Hey Grey…….I’m in second place…….pitching looks ok…….hitting looks ok……but I can’t help wonder if there is more to tinker with…..what do you think? Make a trade or two for rbi’s?

    C
    Geovany Soto
    (ChC – C) New player notes
    1B
    Miguel Cabrera
    (Det – 1B,3B) Player notes
    2B
    Ian Kinsler
    (Tex – 2B) No new player Notes
    3B
    Pablo Sandoval
    (SF – 1B,3B) Player notes
    SS
    José Reyes
    (Mia – SS) Player notes
    IF
    Mike Aviles
    (Bos – 2B,3B,SS) No new player Notes
    LF
    Howie Kendrick
    (LAA – 1B,2B,LF) New player notes
    CF
    Shane Victorino
    (Phi – CF) Player notes
    RF
    Jay Bruce
    (Cin – RF) Player notes
    OF
    Jason Heyward
    (Atl – RF) New player notes
    OF
    Alejandro De Aza
    (CWS – CF,RF) New player notes
    SP
    Jonathon Niese
    (NYM – SP) Player notes
    SP
    Madison Bumgarner
    (SF – SP) Player notes
    SP
    Brandon Beachy
    (Atl – SP) Player notes
    SP
    Brandon McCarthy
    (Oak – SP) New player notes
    RP
    J.J. Putz
    (Ari – RP) No new player Notes
    RP
    Santiago Casilla
    (SF – RP) Player notes
    P
    Carlos Mármol
    (ChC – RP) No new player Notes
    P
    Jake Peavy
    (CWS – SP) Player notes
    BN
    Wilson Ramos
    (Was – C) Player notes
    BN
    B.J. Upton
    (TB – CF) New player notes
    BN
    Nolan Reimold
    (Bal – LF) New player notes
    DL
    Brett Gardner
    (NYY – LF,CF) DL New player notes
    DL
    Allen Craig
    (StL – 2B,LF,CF,RF) DL New player notes
    BN
    Henry Rodríguez
    (Was – RP) Player notes
    BN
    Mat Latos
    (Cin – SP) Player notes
    BN
    Mike Minor
    (Atl – SP) Player notes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @golfnut, No idea of number of teams…

      • golfnut says:
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        @Grey, Hey….it’s 10 teams….H2H Yahoo…..

    • Chunk says:
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      @golfnut, Looks solid, I’d drop one of your catchers, or both and add Ianetta. Add a hot pitcher with the extra bench spot. I feel like you could do better than Aviles at IF, but maybe not…

  94. L-Boogie says:
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    Boooooo…

    Trevor Bauer, SP, ARI
    News: Despite swirling rumors about a possible promotion, Arizona top pitching prospect Trevor Bauer will not take Daniel Hudson’s spot in the starting rotation. Hudson was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury and will miss Monday’s game against Philadelphia. Bauer, who is 4-0 with a sparkling 0.40 ERA at Double-A Mobile, was passed over for the start as the Diamondbacks will instead turn to Wade Miley.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie, Boo, indeed…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie, Do think he’ll come up soon…

  95. Hola Grey,

    You starting to take a look at rostering George of the Rose, Stauffer or Brett Anderson yet? Im in a deep 14 team mixed, non keeper, 6×6- OPS and holds league (29 players) with only 4 bench spots and NO DL. We start 13 bats+12 arms weekly- 4 SP, 2 RP, 6 P (flex)…

    Looking at this staff, you see any potential drops for either of those 3? sounds like Stauffer is closest, but like Anderson best, personally…

    SP – gio, garza, scherzer, minor, ubaldo, norris, detwiler, volquez, duffy, bauer
    RP – chapman, jansen, romo, crain, shaw

    Gracias,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson’s pretty far away… Could see stashing Stauffer, but you have no one to drop right now…

      • @Grey, Feel the same, but wanted your take. Appreciate it. Sitting sorry ass Ubaldo this week. I know its early, but I’m quickly losing faith after watching his last 2 starts despite wins. His stuff isn’t right.

        Always look forward to these Monday round ups especially to see if you saw what I saw or see what I missed… Btw, Detwiler looked great the other night, starting him with confidence at my Pads on Wed. Hope I just didn’t jinx the shit outta him.

        Mazels.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tovs

  96. Move along.... says:
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    Trade lohse for latos?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would…

  97. Tomthebod says:
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    @Grey: Drop Drabek for Detwiler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  98. Billy says:
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    Any thoughts on Masterson? is this a bump or does he really suck? hes on waivers in deep league… i would be dropping Matusz for Masterson…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wasn’t a fan in the preseason but he’s not this bad…

  99. jaw says:
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    can you rank these outfields?

    bourjos, tabata, presley, parra, span, cody ross, nieuwenhuis

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Span, Nieuwenhuis, Presley…

      • jaw says:
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        @Grey, thanks – where would lorenzo cain rank in there

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @jaw, Last while he’s on the DL…

          • jaw says:
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            @Grey, hes supposed to be back with the team thursday

  100. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team, 5 x 5, weekly changes. who to start in final pitching spot this week?

    j sanchez (@ cle, @ min)
    colon (vs cws, @ bal)

    or just roll with chapman?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colon

  101. StarterProspecting says:
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    Drop Brett Anderson or Colon to free up a spot to grab Arroyo or Smyly? CIN & DET have decent upcoming schedules for the next six weeks…

    • StarterProspecting says:
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      thats 12 team H2H points btw, thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson for Smyly

  102. Pete Rock says:
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    I’m in a yahoo league with 7 SP and 2 RP spots. I own Aceves, so his SP eligibility gives me a third closer and a leg up on everyone else for saves. All closers are owned, except someone just randomly dropped Balfour. Do I drop terrible Aceves for Balfour, even though I lose the SP eligible closer? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Balfour…

  103. golfnut says:
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    @Grey, Hey….it’s 10 teams….H2H Yahoo…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Team looks solid, I’d hold tight for now…

  104. Long Bawls says:
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    Hold on Bourjos and his .200 in a 75% share of the 9-hole? I worry that if the Angels lose a few more they’ll go frat-boys-in-a-phone-booth on their outfield and call up Mike Trout, even though it’s a little early for the fish course. I’m sorely tempted by Rios and Parra, both of whom are on the waiver wire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Rios…

  105. jack says:
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    I’m one of those faitful razz readers who picked up Reimold in my keeper draft … do I start him this week with the neck issue? Choice is between him and Prado. Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him over Prado…

  106. herschel says:
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    @Grey: i know it sounds like crazy talk with the trapper keeper and all, but any way you start cozart, lind or span over giancarlo at dh/util in a 5 x 5 roto?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope…

  107. Oxford Comma says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I’d like to pick up Peavy, but who to drop? Doing well in saves and offense.

    Schafer
    De Aza
    Aceves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De Aza… Tough call…

  108. The Real McCoy says:
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    Furcal over Cozart?

    I can’t own both, and if I drop Cozart I can almost guarantee someone else will pick him up on waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart

  109. Commish Cauda says:
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    deep H2H-League

    Trade Lilly for Reimold? Or roll with David Murphy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Reimold there…

  110. Abdoozy says:
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    Preemptively drop Frank Frank for Rauch? 6×6 14 team H2H, SV and WHIP two RP slots, my other closer is Ballfour. Yes I am hurting in the relief dept.

    Also, someone just dropped Brett Myers, same question?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Myers…

  111. Whiskey Diet says:
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    Grey,

    My pitching staff in a 12 team Roto is

    Bumgardner
    Gallardo
    Garza

    Hudson (DL)
    Carpenter (DL)
    Oswalt

    Niese
    Drabek
    Chacin

    Valverde
    Frank Frank
    V. Santiago

    I’m falling behind in IP, Ks and Ws with Carp on the DL and Hudson taking up a roster spot.

    Any need to worry yet? I could drop V. Wells or Oswalt for another starter or do you think I’m fine?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Whiskey Diet, Who’s available?

  112. jim says:
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    We play 5 SP. Gallardo, Zimmerman, Anibal, Latos, Ubaldo. Which 3 do you want for your backups? => Chacin, Cahill, Smyly, Bauer, Volquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jim, Smyly, Volquez, Cahill

  113. HotRod says:
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    Seems like your starting to cool off on your love for Bourjos…as am I.

    Hold or start streaming hot bats?? Parra, Murphy, Gomes, Campana? are on the wire..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HotRod, Yeah, Parra or Campana…

  114. Abdoozy says:
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    Keep Dettweiler or drop for available Drabek, Humber, Dickey, Duffy, or Volquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Abdoozy, Drabek

  115. Wilsonian says:
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    Your opinion of Freeman change at all with his latest surge? The ATL lineup does look pretty strong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hasn’t changed…He’ll cool off at a certain point…

      • beardcrabs says:
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        @Grey, i hope you’re wrong my dude… ike or freeman (have you seen Ike’s swing, not a swing i would teach my son)…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @beardcrabs, I kinda love you for saying ‘my dude.’ I’d go with Ike.

  116. JustMatt says:
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    I’m in a deep mixed league – would you drop Gaby Sanchez for Chris Davis? If Gaby gets dropped someone will pick him up. Would you keep him on the bench and let Alex Presley or Lorenzo Cain go? Is it too early to grab Rizzo and drop one of the two above?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t…

  117. TheNewGuy says:
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    Grey working on a trade involving the Cuban Raftee (OBP league). How would you value Cespy after his hot start, if im trading Mad Bum for him I still need more in return right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, You need more…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey, Yeah I kinda gathered their value was a fair way apart. Though only issue is its a keeper league and Mad Bum can’t be kept beyond this year, whereas Raftee obviously can. One of those contract keeper leagues where you +3 bucks for 1 yr +6 for 2, and +8 for 3…that change things?

        Get the feeling he’s gonna value Bum and Raftee closer than I expected because of the contracts stuff.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doesn’t change things enough…

  118. Joan Chen says:
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    10 team H2H with OPS, average, and offensive k’s as catagories. ROS, Adam Dunn or Carlos Pena to slot at the UTIL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joan Chen, Pena

  119. Chunk says:
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    Francisco or Chris Davis? Either one is filling in while Reynolds rides the bench. 16 team points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, while Chipper’s ‘healthy.’

      • Chunk says:
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        @Grey, Hopefully his allergies start flaring up and he sneezes soon.

  120. Goose says:
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    hey Grey

    i’m shopping LoMo hard, but no one’s biting… looking for some value out there. league is 14team 6×6 (TBs + holds, OBP instead of avg)

    would you trade Lomo for Bone Face? i think i’m pretty solid on offense (Braun, Hamilton, Bruce, Neuwenhuis in my OF, with Swiggy, LaRoche, Lind, Kendrick, Panda, J. Weeks, D. Gordon in my IF). anyway, thinking Bone Face gives nice value + position flex. you like him for Lomo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bonifacio…

  121. BASH says:
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    Hey Grey –
    Can you rank these OFs for me ? Holliday, Morse, N Cruz, Pence

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing’s changed except Morse is last…

  122. dsimon says:
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    Thinking about taking advantage of some double header action… Ike Davis for 2 (hosting Lincecum, Bumgarner) or Billy Butler (hosting Morrow) in my Util spot?

    • dsimon says:
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      Actually there are 3 players for 2 spots:

      Brandon Belt @ 1B or Util for 2 games (will he start?)
      Ike Davis @ 1B or Util for 2 games
      Moobs @ Util for 1 game

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Moobs, Davis…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  123. Commish Cauda says:
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    deep mixed H2H-Points League

    Stick with Pastornicky or drop him for Alex Gonzalez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now…

  124. Scottie O. says:
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    Grey, my hitting has been awful to start the season, so I’m looking to boost my offense. I got offered the below trade:

    I give: Kendrys Morales
    I get: Jason Heyward

    this is a 12-team H2H NON-Keeper league with OPS as an added cat. below’s my roster:

    c: Jesus Montero
    1b: Miggy
    2b: Uggla
    ss: D. Gordon
    3b: Wright
    IF: Reynolds
    OF: J. Upton, Bruce, Bourjos
    Utl: K. Morales
    BN: Scott, Bay, Reimold, Doumit (till Jesus gets C eligible)
    SP: Bumgarner, Price, Gio, Zimmerman, Minor, Bard, Drabeck
    RP: Santos, Guerra, Myers, HanK-Rod, Castillo

    should I pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Heyward…

  125. Mike says:
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    AROD and billingsley for Adam jones?
    I am getting jones
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey, Wow A-Rod has gone downhill these days…

  126. C.O.C. says:
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    @Grey: A couple quick questions, as my fantasy season is already in shambles…16 team H2H points league: I drafted Utley (Arrrggh), and off of waivers picked up Aaron Hill and Altuve. If I have to drop one to make room because of injuries at other positions, which one do I keep for the season? And in a related question, I have to replace Reynolds in my UT spot at least until he starts hitting some jacks…As my lineup is riddled with injuries (Krispie, Utley, Hudson, Stauffer), my choices to replace him are Ian Desmond or the 2B you tell me to keep….which one do I start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill… Hill…

  127. C.O.C. says:
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    Also, one more: I have Stauffer and Hudson on the DL, and I’m trying not to dump Chapman as this is a DEEP league, but one of the pitchers I have to start is Bard. I know his situation is probably fluid, but any idea if he is the closer if they DO use him in relief? It’s not a Rot league, so his value drops big time if he’s not eligible for W’s or S’s…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We’ll find out more in Friday, but my guess is he stays in the bullpen and closes soon…

  128. Turk Wendell says:
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    Is Nicasio worth dropping Masterson for?
    I mean I like his K/9 and his name reminds me of a calculator watch I owned in 3rd grade, but I’m hoping Masterson figures it out.

    Drop Tabata for Nicasio?

    PS I own Tabata all over the place. Beginning to think I gotta thing for vowel-y names.

  129. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    @grey…..which side would you rather have (positional scarcity not taken into account as i have solid depth all aroubd)

    mccutchen vs. lawrie & j werth

    is a keeper league, mccutchen and lawrie will both be kept for 4 years, werth for 1 year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie

  130. Lubey says:
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    Beltran for Trumbo? I have Beltran. We are basically just swapping utilities.

    My league is H2H. Batting avg does not count. Single-2pt, Double-4, Triple-6, HR=10, BB-1, k=-1.

    Not sure if Beltran can keep up with his numbers and I always feel like he is a fine piece of china just waiting to be broken.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Beltran…

      • Lubey says:
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        @Grey, Thanks

  131. Wilsonian says:
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    Assuming Bard takes over the closer’s role, which I’m thinking you (as well as many others) believe will happen…where does he rank among these guys in a Ks and Ks/9 league:

    Marmol, Hanrahan, Marshall, Balfour, Cordero?

    I’m assuming he’s before Coco since he probably won’t have the gig all season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Before Cordero, yup…

  132. DasPeck says:
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    Grey,

    Currently struggling in r and some in sb, somehow 2nd in avg though projected to do badly. Winning Hr and rbi. I was a casualty of krispie’s crunch.

    I can trade early bird special jeter for stubbs or Bruce. Ss and mi covered with detest and aviles.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DasPeck, I’d take Bruce.

  133. TheNewGuy says:
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    Am starting to get allergic to Mariner bats, they are just awful. Wanna drop/bench Ackley, Kipnis is a solid upgrade right? Which of these closers is fair value for him in a trade: Broxton, C Perez, Walden, Motte.,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, I’d take Kipnis… Broxton, Perez…In that order…

  134. DasPeck says:
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    *reyes. Not sure how autocorrect doesn’t know that yet.

    • Turk Wendell says:
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      @DasPeck, I kinda like detest better…

  135. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Available on the wire : markakis, nieuwenhuis, rasmus, luke scott, schafer, span.

    My schmo’s : Cain sugar, presley, boesch, harper.

    Do you suggest any swaps? Its a 10 team keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, Rasmus, Schafer over Cain, Presley…

  136. Slam says:
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    Hey, got offered injured Daniel Hudson for young Vance Worley. I already have chase utley on the dl. It’s a keeper. Thanks in advance, I’m in my 3rd year reading this blog, look forward to reading it everyday. Even though I drafted liriano in every league I can’t resist the delightful wordplay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slam, Thanks for the kind words! I’d take Hudson…

  137. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey,

    10 team mixed yahoo

    1) Did I make the right move? Someone dropped Gardner bc of DL stint and Santos went on the DL so I dropped Tim Hudson (only 1 DL spot), dropped Duffy, and added Gardner and Henry Rodriguez.

    I like Duffy but I already have Gallardo, Darvish, A. Sanchez, Beachy, Morrow, Sale, and Zimmerman along with Walden and Marshall for RP. My OF is stacked (Cargo, McCutch, Jennings, Stubbs and Morrison) but it would be foolish to pass up Gardner, right?

    10 team mixed 6×6 ESPN (obp instead of BA plus xbh)

    2) 1B and CI: I have LaRoche, Moose, and Headley with Reynolds, Lind, Belt, LaHaire, and Davis. Stand pat or make a move?

    3) Drop J. Santana for 1 of Worley, Detwiler, Drabek, or Cahill? Or hold?

    4) Drop Broxton or Aceves for Heath Bell?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Melvin Emanuel says:
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      @Grey

      RE #2 – I have LaRoche, Moose and Headley, the rest are on the waiver.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Melvin Emanuel, 1) Yes 2) Lind over LaRoche, Davis over Headley… 3) Drabek 4) Aceves

  138. Chunk says:
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    RCL, Can I drop either Walker or Espinosa for either Alcides S. Cobar or Eduardo Nunez? My MI trio of Walker, Espinosa, and Andrus could use some spicing up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chunk, Lose Walker for Alcides…

  139. Real Tom says:
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    @ Grey, Is Strasburg for Lawrie/Lynn a bad deal, if I already have decent starting pitching depth? The guy would also give me Wright instead of Lawrie, but I don’t think I want him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Real Tom, It’s not bad…

  140. Persephone Garciaparra says:
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    12-Team H2H points league, two games a week (so it’s important to have a deep pitching staff since a good chunk of your pitchers will not be pitching either Monday through Thursday or Friday through Sunday.) Ten bench spots, so there’s a lot of speculating and sitting on people.

    Someone just dropped Leake and I want to claim him for some back of the rotation depth. Would you drop Matusz, one of Thornton/Reed (I have Kimbrel and Walden and you only start 2 RP a game), Iannetta (I have Naploi and Mesoraco) or Brandon Belt (I’m totally set at OF.)

    I know it’s a minor move, but just the fact that this is the first time I’ve asked a question in two years of reading shows how obsessively I’m laboring over it.

    Thanks!

    • Persephone Garciaparra says:
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      I meant “Napoli,” naturally. Though I’m now probably going to call him “Naploi” for the rest of the season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call… Matusz…

  141. Steve says:
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    7.10am NZT.

    “Sweet. The Giants-Mets starts later than I thought. Maybe I’ll grab me some extra players in the RCL. ”

    “Hmmmm. Not much there. Hang on, there’s Schierholtz, he’s been OK. Oh look, Bay’s there too. He’s pretty crappy, but I saw that post – there’s a Razzball vibe building around him. Perhaps I’ll go with him.”

    “Nah – I’ll take Schierholtz. Yeah, I like that. My lineup looks good. Play ball!”

    “Wait – my gut is telling me to go with Bay. Why, gut? Why? Nope, sticking with Schierholtz.”

    “Ah, what the heck, I’ll go with Bay.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teach you not to go with your first instinct… Blink!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Yeah. That Schierholtz character seems kinda vindictive though. Not sure I like him.

        Anyhoo, who do you like from this bunch on Wednesday? More than one, if you like.

        Chacin @ PIT
        Parker v CWS
        Hammel v TOR
        Drabek v BAL
        Tomlin v KC

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Parker, Drabek… I’d run them all out there in the right circumstances… Decent streaming group…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Wow on Parker. You like him that much, huh? Can’t start them all – this is H2H where we have a weekly limit of 10 moves.

            Would Chacin be #3? He’s been better since that terrible first start and the Pirates are pretty bad.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Steve, I almost wrote Chacin instead of Parker, that wasn’t in order. Drabek, Chacin/Parker are a closer two/three there…

    • Cody Ross says:
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      @Steve, And you shouldn’t have dropped me to pick up Bay, either.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You guys are tough on Steve.

        • Cody Ross says:
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          @Grey, You should see the way he talks about us. Oh, wait. You do.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Fair enough, Cody.

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, He’s right though. I did drop him to pick up Bay. And you know what? It came as no surprise at all when he hit that home run.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                This is your f**king outlet!

          • Steve says:
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            @Cody Ross, Now you’re just being silly.

  142. LordMetz says:
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    Should I drop Bourjos to pick up Adam Dunn, Duda, Rasmus or Ike Davis?
    My team has plenty of speed and I am in need of some power

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LordMetz, Davis

  143. LordMetz says:
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    …. Also Moustakis is a FA

  144. angry bird says:
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    Do I drop Brandon Morrow and for Trevor Bauer? 12 team h2h my pitching is obviously weak…Beachy is my ace and Darvish is number 2 for reference. Thoughts? Really appreciate what you do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @angry bird, I wouldn’t…

  145. Goose says:
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    hey Grey

    got a suggestion for the site: are you going to add a link for the wondrous newfangled Razzball Player Rater to the sidebar (or maybe perhaps the menu bar at the top)?

    i’ve got that page bookmarked meself, but just thought it might be helpful for others who come across the site during their fantasy-sports-and-sarcasm internet rounds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Goose, It’s on the left sidebar by the Twitter shizz…

      • Goose says:
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        @Grey,

        Ha! Well what do you know. I guess I got thrown off by the fancy font imagery…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It is fancy, huh?

  146. Chunk says:
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    I liked what Timmy did today. I think he was just being extra careful given his recent struggles and making sure not to miss in the zone, hence the walks and the high pitch count. Still going to be very effective (affective?) this year methinks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure if effective is the word for him today, but it was better, that’s for sure…

  147. crewser says:
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    @Grey H2H points league where strikeouts are a point against a hitter: in your opinion who’s the best SS the rest of the season of Desmond, Hardy or Alexei Ramirez? Thanks for the great blog.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alexei… No problem, thanks!

  148. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey,

    My previous question, I didn’t specify it was Chris Davis not Ike Davis. Would you still drop Headley for THAT Davis in an OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, not that Davis…

  149. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    somebody dropped Aceves, worth owning over Rauch? I’m desperate for saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, gotta go for Aceves, unfortunately…

  150. Nate Schierholtz says:
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    @Steve – Shoulda gone with me!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nate, Should I drop Bourjos for you?

      • Nate Schierholtz says:
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        @Grey, Yeah. But only until Steve picks me up. Then I’m gonna start sucking.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Nate Schierholtz, Is it true your last name is German for pantyhose?

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Berry told me you’d be like this, always with the funny word jokes.

    • chata says:
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      @Nate Schierholtz,

      this exchange is the best of the thread .

    • Steve says:
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      @Nate Schierholtz, Hah – had forgotten I’d grabbed you in one league. Nice job!

  151. letsgobravos says:
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    Fuck you Ike Davis. Just swung at a shitty first pitch and grounded out weakly with the bases juiced.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, So frustrating…

  152. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Is it so wrong that I want to drop Bad Lidge for Rauch?

    Is it even more wronger that I want to drop him for Trevor Bauer?

    Is it most wrongest that I want to drop him for Drew Smyly?

    Can you tell that I’m desperate for a reason, any reason to drop Bad Lidge? Do the Nats think that if they stick with Lidge, it will somehow blind closer-troubled teams to his inability to close games consistently, and he’ll be a massive trade piece?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, No, no, no, but I’d hold him for now…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, I no. Err… know. ~sigh~

  153. Rob says:
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    Drop Bedard for Parker..or Bard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob, Parker

  154. letsgobravos says:
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    Utley’s taking BP in Arizona. Showing it live on the MLB channel. Hopefully a good sign for those of us with him stashed on the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Nice, thanks for the heads up!

  155. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    So roll with Lind, Moose and Headley and leave LaRoche, LaHaire, LaReynolds, and LaBelt on the wire?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, As of right now, yeah… Could see LaHair over Moose though… LaRoche isn’t doing much lately… No reason to stay tied to him…

      • Melvin Emanuel says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! BTW Stubbs are Morrison are looking good so far, glad I picked them up.

  156. Letsgobravos says:
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    Big night of pitching to start the week for one of my teams. Peavy, Bum, and Gee. (Gee streaming) I have 4 2 start guys this week and my opponent has none so I better step on his throat in k’s and w’s.

  157. matt says:
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    Should I start morrow tonight or give him the night off till he has a good game?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @matt, Sorry, just saw this…

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey, No prob, I started him. Would you rather have Bud Norris or Ubaldo Jiminez? I have Bud but Ubaldo is available

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bud

  158. Oxford Comma says:
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    Just traded Youk (“el turdo”) and Rodney for Bruce, based on your input Grey. :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oxford Comma, Nice!

  159. Letsgobravos says:
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    San Fran can’t score to save their lives most of the time, but of course they are raping Gee already in the first inning.

  160. Letsgobravos says:
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    Dbacks manager said they don’t expect krispie to return after the minimum on the DL…shit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Letsgobravos, Yeah, figures…

  161. Tony says:
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    grey- Eithier/Lilly/Lynn for Kemp/Aybar, which side wins? if it is the kemp side, which I’d think, is it a landslide?

    14 teamer, h2h, 8×8….

    • Tony says:
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      @Tony, if it helps, i’d be getting Kemp, and my SS is Yunel, plus i picked up lynn with my priority last week and Lilly as a spot pitcher and held onto him…. its almost like im trading eithier for kemp/aybar honestly… the guy said its the best he’s gotten offered.

      • Adam says:
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        @Tony,

        If that trade went down in my league, I’d push to get it vetoed.

        You don’t trade the best player in the game for Ethier and a converted reliever who’ll probably tire out by the end of June.

        But if you’re not worried about it getting vetoed, Kemp side by a mile.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Tony, It’s not close.

  162. Chris says:
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    New player rater is freakin sweet.

    That is all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris, Glad you like it!

  163. Howie says:
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    @Grey: Last evening you advised to take Minor or Lynn or Wandy (in that order) to replace Hudson for the remainder of the season (4×4 NL)…now I digest the remarks about Bauer– not (yet) in the same league as those guys (not to mention there isn’t any guarantee he will get called up)?

    Oh yeah, I also have Krispie and your recent prediction about his DL stint being longer than originally suggested is seemingly being proven. If he is out for an extended stay– any of the following worthy of replacing him for the remainder of the season?: Bay, J.D. Martinez, … Bryce Harper (in a similar vein as Bauer)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Howie, I wouldn’t drop Krispie for the season… Not sure I follow the Bauer question…

      • Howie says:
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        @Grey, Just wondered if Bauer deserved consideration to replace Hudson (ahead of the likes of Minor, Lynn, Wandy)?

  164. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Which is uglier, Holland’s start or his moustache?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, HA!

  165. Wake Up says:
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    May I suggest a little “How To Post” for the player rater for those of us that just bang around on these things with ten thumbs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, Not sure I follow…

  166. Cutch in Locks says:
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    @Grey would you give any of Casilla, Marshall or Broxton for either of Sale or Drabek?

    • Cutch in Locks says:
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      keeper league, by the way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cutch in Locks, Any of them for either in that order…

      • Cutch in Locks says:
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        @Grey, so you’d trade Marshall for Drabek? I offered Casilla for Sale, he countered with Marshall for Drabek. I’m going to try to get Sale for Marshall and see what happens…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Try for Sale… But I’d take Drabek…

  167. Cutch in Locks says:
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    @Grey now for offense… would you own any of LaHair, Newhouse or Fowler over Bourjos? Same as above – keeper, 10-team H2H.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cutch in Locks, I’d hold in a keeper, for now…

  168. Letsgobravos says:
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    1. Fuck you Dillon Gee.

    2. Fuck you giants for fink ding an offense against my streamer.

    • Letsgobravos says:
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      @Letsgobravos,

      3. Fuck you auto correct on my new iPad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Letsgobravos, Ha!

  169. Steve says:
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    This Madillon Geegarner guy that I ran out there today doesn’t seem to be working out so well.

    • chata says:
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      @Steve,

      but the other choice was delgado .

  170. Scott says:
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    @Grey, who do you like the most for a spot start:

    Floyd @ Oak
    Milone vs CWS
    Drabek @ Bal
    Nicasio @ Pit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott, Drabek, Milone…

  171. JMAC says:
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    Would Gaby Sanchez for Brandon McCarthy be a good trade? I need pitching and wanna get rid of Gaby. Got it as a counter offer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JMAC, Go for it…

  172. nick m. says:
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    Duda dropped in 16 team H2H – pick him up and drop David Murphy? I like Murphy, but his playing time is getting spotty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick m., Sure

  173. Wilsonian says:
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    I get why Liriano sucks.

    I get why Buccholz sucks.

    What I don’t get is, why the fuck does Lester suck ass right now?

    • Tony says:
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      @Wilsonian, lester is terrible, he’s ruined my era 3-4 weeks running?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Tony, He ruined Bumgarner’s start. Now I gotta hope the Peav can salvage what’s left of my ERA. I was looking at trying to deal him, but I think he shot that down.

  174. Steve says:
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    Hmmm. Does the Bum really need to be still out there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Ugh

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Pretty quick inning, but was at 97 pitches after 6 with a 7-1 lead.

        Still, I guess those three outs helped to sweep up after Gee a little…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Oh! Yeah, just got home and saw you complaining about Bum and figured the worst…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Can’t for one moment think you’d be thinking the worst after seeing a comment of mine (emoticon)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I have Bum on so many teams, I get nervous…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Just looked at the line… Geez, nearly gave me a heart attack… He pitched great…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Yes, yes he did.

            Any perceived misfortune I may be suffering is more than balanced out by my opponent’s starting of Kyle Kendrick…

  175. knighttown says:
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    Trying to be creative on a buy low/sell high for Lincecum or Lester. Would you offer Adam Jones for either?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t offer Jones… This could be his breakout year… Could be 30/15 guy…

  176. Steve says:
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    No Broxton. Don’t be doing this.

  177. Letsgobravos says:
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    Jesus H. Christ Ike Davis…has been up 3 fucking times today w/ the bases loaded and came away without a single RBI.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Letsgobravos, Be thankful your league doesn’t score LOB. Or does it?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Awesomus Maximus, Ha, hadn’t seen your comment when I wrote mine… Ha…

        • Awesomus Maximus

          Awesomus Maximus says:
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          @Grey, My Grey impersonation is almost as good as every hack comedian’s Christopher Walken.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d like to see you do me auditioning for Star Wars.

            • Awesomus Maximus

              Awesomus Maximus says:
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              @Grey, For the role of Lando Calrissian, I would assume.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Of course!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too bad your league doesn’t count LOB, huh?

      • Letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Ha, no it doesn’t. Thanks for the little bits of silver lining I suppose.

  178. Steve says:
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    Holy cow. The Dbacks are teeing off on the Phils.

    Seems scarcely believable that the Phils and Red Sox are this bad.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Steve, Scarcely believable, but thoroughly enjoyable (Yankee fan who lives in NY but near PA border).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Their run seems to have come to an end all at once…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        phillies were too old when they acquired lee and oswalt .

        maybe they should target johan for next year , or a 2nd half run .

  179. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Chase Bandage (my DL slot) can’t field. Krispie (1 of 3 BE slots) will be out longer than expected. Just waiting for news that Harper (another BE slot) is considering finishing high school over MLB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      With the pine tar…

  180. Chunk says:
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    I’m blacked out, wtf just happened in Chicago?

  181. Turk Wendell says:
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    Does Motte have any pitch besides a four seamer?

  182. Steve says:
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    Jamie Garcia owners are sobbing quietly to themselves.

  183. Turk Wendell says:
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    Oooh Cubs pulled it out. Mather with a 2R single. Scoring LaHair (walk) and Soto (walk)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course Soto didn’t get a hit to get on…

      • Turk Wendell says:
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        @Grey, Tell me about it.

  184. Steve says:
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    FantasyCast has stopped updating the CWS-OAK game – what’s going on?

  185. Chris says:
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    Cody Ross with 2 HRs tonight.

    Is it worth dropping one of these guys for him:

    Nick Markakis
    Torii Hunter
    Logan Morrison

  186. Steve says:
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    I’m not watching the Red Sox-Twins game, but if I was, it’d be from behind the effing sofa.

    • Chunk says:
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      @Steve, ha! Aceves wants it to be more dramatic for your entertainment!

  187. Letsgobravos says:
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    1. Grey, what are your thoughts on Cody Ross? Sorry if I missed it if you already weighed in on him.

    2. Bard in for the save, is he a must add?

    • Letsgobravos says:
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      @Letsgobravos,

      Scratch that…bard pitched the 8th…a eves in for the save.

      • Chunk says:
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        @Letsgobravos, It’ll stay that way for a while I bet.

      • Letsgobravos says:
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        @Letsgobravos, Aceves made it interests but manages to get the save…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross is pretty yawnstipating unless he’s hot, then he’s a hot schmotato… 2 points if you understand that…

  188. chata says:
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    sawx don’t send bard out for the 9th .

    there’s going to be hell to pay in beantown , tomorrow ,
    no matter whar aceves does .

  189. chata says:
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    edit*
    whar=what

  190. Steve says:
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    Well, Aceves cold just as easily turn round and be awful again tomorrow, but that was a pretty impressive effort.

  191. Letsgobravos says:
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    The Peav looking solid through 5…need him to keep it up to offset the shit show Gee put on earlier.

  192. Chunk says:
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    Campana pinch hits a single, steals second, steals third, runs back to second on fielders’ indifference, and then steals third again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice… SAGNOF!

  193. Steve says:
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    Grey – I’ve offered The Peav and Broxton to try and get Latos in my H2H league.

    You still like it for me, or does The Peav’s outing change your mind?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You know, you’re trading a guy that looks locked in for one that looks like he’s all over the map… I’d probably hold… Could be over thinking things…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, You mean maybe getting a bit too cute on the buy-low?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, exactly…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, I pulled it.

            And then I cancelled the trade. Oofa!

            Yesterday you recommended Nieuwenhuis while Youk gets his silly fat head together.

            Would you still take him over any of these guys? 12-team H2H, where we count OBP as well as AVG…

            JD Martinez
            Boesch
            Sweeney
            Gamel

            Thanks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Steve, I’d go with Schierholtz…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Schierholtz just phoned me and told me to add him to that list above of Youk fill-ins…

  194. Chris says:
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    “Bard has been given assurances that he will start for the Red Sox on Friday, Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reports.”

    Does this change your mind on the closer situation even though Bard shut down the 8th with a runner on 3rd tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It sounds like he’s headed back to the rotation…

  195. Turk Wendell says:
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    Detwiler and Hochevar to stream this week? What do you think of Detwiler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Detwiler

  196. Arod's Frost says:
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    Grey,

    2 drop/add questions

    OF:
    Would you drop Lind for Rios?

    SS:
    Would you drop Aybar for Escobar?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios, sure… Aybar…

  197. Turk Wendell says:
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    Sorry Detwiler @ SD and Hochevar v CLE

    • chata says:
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      @Turk Wendell,

      would strongly suggest not streaming detwiler this week .

      • Turk Wendell says:
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        @chata, Why’s that? You think he’s rosterable in the future? Crazy (sm samp size) ERA, but FIP is is looking nice at like 2.50

        • chata says:
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          @Turk Wendell,

          a couple of days ago , that rotation got pushed back due to a rain-out , i believe .

          think he draws the short straw and goes up against kershaw , on the road , friday .

          but , who knows ?
          maybe hochevar will fare worse .

        • chata says:
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          @Turk Wendell,

          i do have detwiler on a couple of my teams .
          i’m just sitting him this week .

  198. Cole says:
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    I mustache you a question, how great is Axford?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! He’s pretty solid… Though this year, no one’s safe…

      • Chunk says:
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        @Grey, I thought Motte was untouchable…

      • Cole says:
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        @Grey, Yeah shakey in Kazzam sichs but when Barron von Surrenderruns K-rod is your handcuff I’d be sipping umbrella drinks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Cole, Nice nickname…

          • Cole says:
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            @Grey, R-ball glossary nice? Not that I’m pushing, just want the credit if it’s due…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Cole, Not sure if it’s gonna make it there…

              • Cole says:
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                @Grey, haha, no prob

  199. Steve says:
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    Grrr – Konerko. Some production would have been nice there…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Rios maybe…

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, Gah.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Rios has been pretty solid for over a week now, though…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Oh, no doubt. He’s been really good.

            I have both Rios and Konerko on my H2H team, so just a bit of exasperation at them both leaving the bases full.

  200. Poo Holes says:
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    Streamed The Peav in my league that has complete games as a category. I feel like the man.

    • Turk Wendell says:
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      @Poo Holes, You are the man.

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Turk Wendell, No, Turk Wendell, YOU’RE the man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, Stream? Own…

  201. Herschel says:
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    @grey: on board with this seasons franchise (on showtime)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Herschel, Haven’t seen it yet… Good?

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey, Yeah. Definitely makes for good tv. Gets right into the guillen/Castro thing in the first episode…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Herschel, Definitely want to check it out…

  202. B.o.B says:
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    Any opinion on the Bass Man? Worth holding on to after a stream last week?

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