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When I was growing up, we had a hutch.  For the life of me, I couldn’t remember what piece of furniture it was that my grandparents used to call a hutch.  So, like a child of the naughts, I Googled it.  On Wikipedia, it says a hutch is where one prepares an evening tipple.  Let me just say, I don’t remember anyone in Jersey ever preparing an evening tipple.  An evening Sloppy Joe?  Sure.  An evening ‘bang on the side of the TV so the picture would come in?’  Yup.  An evening ‘curse at the neighbors?’  Definitely!  An evening tipple?  Not in my Jersey.  But, for the sake of argument, let’s all pour ourselves an evening tipple for Drew Hutchison.  Last night, he went 8 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 1 Hit, 1 Walk and 8 Ks.  See, nothing to it.  The only mistake yesterday was a long ball surrendered to Chris Davis (now has back-to-back games with ding-shots).  As I said when Hutchison was called up, he could be as great as any pitcher to come up this year.  Sadly, it may not be this year that he is great.  It’s the pickle that is young pitchers.  I would own him, shoot, I’d even have a tipple with him, but I wouldn’t fully trust him until he has a longer track record.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Brett Lawrie – Blue Jays said he’s not expected to need a DL stint.  I’ll add a ‘yet’ on the end of that.

Ubaldo Jimenez – Orioles are considering bringing Ubaldo back as a reliever.  That should raise his Cost Per Pitch to about $500,000.  Or the same amount of money Guy Fieri uses on haircare products per year.  Of course that cost includes $500/hour for Bobby Flay to foil wrap his hair and $1500/hour for The Barefoot Contessa to frost it.  “Jeffrey, would really love a sliver of your head.  He loves frosting.”

Julio Teheran – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 2.69.  It was a bad day to stop sniffing glue.  Screw that, it was a bad day to wake up.  I wish to self-medicate now, Cougs.  Thank you, but I don’t need the umbrella in my drink today.  Just a stiff cocktail to help wash away my tears.  Nah, let’s leave the Old Fashioneds for you.  Maybe a shot of Rumple Minze.  That’s the only thing that can make me feel more miserable.  He’s at a 8 K/9, 1.98 BB/9 and 3.56 xFIP.  Teheran is a low-end one, high-end number two fantasy starter.  Yesterday, he got killed by a couple of long balls, and some regression.

Andrelton Simmons – His ankle took a turn for the worse — literally.  He was in a splint yesterday and moving around on crutches.  Simmons said, “I can’t even do crop circles right now with a tractor and Charlie Manuel driving.”

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs.  He gives me a bad case of the yawns.  I’m beginning to think he’s in that category of players that are better real-life players than they are for fantasy — think Joe Mauer.  I may shock the world and rank Freeman really low next year.  Well, less shocking now that I’ve mentioned it.

Chris Young – 5 IP, 3ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA up to 3.27.  I picture him holding his ERA up in one hand, high above his head, and the Fangraphs Database keeps jumping up, trying to yank it down.

Dustin Ackley – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  This is week two of Ackley’s hot schmotato run.  You can wait another week to grab him, at which point he will cool off, or you can grab him now.  The choice is yours, Dres, D-R-E-S, yes.

Kyle Seager – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Back to Freeman for a second, Seager is performing better than Freeman on our Player Rater.  Granted, different positions, but that only reinforces the case, since Seager’s at a much harder position to find value.  Seager’s going against the wind, and I’m picking up the courage to go against Freeman.  No longer will I be a slave to Freeman!  And that’s irony points; eat it, Brits!

Logan Morrison – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  After the game, he tweeted, “#Iamnotable.”  Can only assume he didn’t appreciate people putting coasters on his head.

Jed Lowrie – Missed his 2nd straight game after taking a grounder off his finger.  As the pastry chef said to his sous chef, “Get your tiramisu ass back in there with your ladyfingers!”

Sonny Gray - 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  Do I not allow you to gaze at my mustache without toll?  I screamed at an Armenian lady yesterday for throwing food out her window, but that seemed so minor compared to the hell that wrought down on my fantasy teams.   Could she have cursed me?  P to the erhaps.  Excuse me, I need to take a long sigh.  Well, that did nothing to ease my worried soul.  Gray’s K-rate is 7.8, BB/9 is 3.2 and xFIP 3.47.  Basically, he’s a number two to three fantasy starter that was performing as a number one if you looked just at his pristine ERA.  So, this was a slight regression.  I wouldn’t panic, he was all over the shop yesterday (4 BBs), and hopefully it’s a one day blip.

Jeremy Hellickson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA down to 2.61.  Hellickson is a young, vivacious, upwardly mobile professional with an eye on helping the environment.  He should be working for Greenpeace.  Because he cares!  Or at least that’s what people seem to think when they see his name, because, without fail, people always ask about picking him up.  He strikes out no one, he usually walks people and I wouldn’t go near him.  As the Stream-o-Nator points out, he’s not even streamable.

Kevin Kiermaier – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer as he hits .288.  That’s the 2nd best average in the Rays starting lineup, so naturally he bats ninth.  It’s the luck of the grain.  Meaning, Yunel Escobar (2-for-5, 2 runs) writes everyone’s name on a piece of rice then Maddon lets loose a chicken and the lineup is done in pecking order.

James Loney – 2-for-4, hitting near-.500 in the last week.  My hot schmotato has a first name, it’s L-O-N-E-Y.

Michael Wacha – Could return around mid-September, which, to you and me, means he’ll be back the last week of the season to work out of the bullpen.  For this year, I’m thinking Wacha Flocka Flameout.

Shelby Miller – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 3.99.  That’s nice.  No, thank you.

Joe Kelly – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks.  In his first start since his trade from St. Louis, he started against St. Louis.  Good thing he doesn’t have that Memento man disease, this could’ve got confusing.

Matt Kemp – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer.  Don’t ever put it past him the ability to turn it on at the end of the season just to get people jazzed for next year to only disappoint them again.

Dan Haren – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 4.57.  I’m not wild about Haren, and Haren’s not wild to own.  Nice game though, let’s leave it in that box since he had given up 11 earned runs in the previous 9 1/3 IP.

Odrisamer Despaigne – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER vs. Twins.  I’d have a hard time starting him, even in NL-Only leagues.  Not as hard as spelling his name, but close.  If anyone should only go by one name, it’s this guy.  Force us to spell only one impossible name, please.

Seth Smith – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Fabulouth!

Yonder Alonso – 3-for-4, 1 run.  2nd back-to-back three-hit game, and on Tuesday he had a homer.  So, pretty much every Padre hitter is hot right now.  Yes, I know that’s sad.

Danny Santana – 0-for-3, 1 run and his 9th steal.  Damn, a steal with no hits really fuels my caboose!  I love that shizz!  It’s like the guy is actually concerned with your fantasy team.  Maybe you should ask him if you should pick up Arencibia.

Trevor Plouffe – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!  I had Juan Uribe already picked up for my Thursday batty call, but dropped him for Plouffe when I saw how hot he’s been.  Probably will bite me in my luscious booty due Plouffe facing a much tougher pitcher.  Eff it, I’m not scared of the inevitable, which is what Logan Morrison tweeted when he bought a table in Argentina.

Troy Tulowitzki – Took batting practice yesterday.  I’d take a return of a completely healthy and hot-hitting Tulo for just the month of September.  That’s not asking Tu-much, is it?

Carlos Gonzalez – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  I don’t own him and I just realized how poor his power is.  Is there any first rounders besides Miggy and Trout performing right now?  Sad emoticon smoking a cigarette with a bad twitch.

Corey Dickerson – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs.  This should send him to the bench for three days.

Jacob Turner – Cubs claimed him off waivers.  They’re hoping he Turners over a new leaf.  *high fives self*

Nate Schierholtz – Designated for assignment.  If another club doesn’t take a chance on him, he can return to Dusseldorf, Germany and take over his family’s hosiery business.   With the move, he’d definitely up his runs.

Arismendy Alcantara – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Yeah, he’s only on pace for a 20/20 season prorated over the course of a season.  Nah, you shouldn’t own.  Why own wonderful?  It just makes everything else less wonderful.

Jake Arrieta – 5 IP, 9 ER in Coors.  I’ve said this before, but it’s worth saying again since people still ask.  Unless it’s F-Her, Kershaw, Darvish or any top ten pitcher, they’re not worth starting in Coors.  Lots of people asked about Arrieta yesterday.  My answer is the same as always:  What’s the best you can get in Coors?  Maybe 6 IP, 3 ER and a no decision?  Eh, really doesn’t seem worth it when the worst you can get is so much worse as witnessed by Arrieta’s start.  Hopefully this start wasn’t a week whacker for you.

Danny Salazar – 4 IP, 5 ER. I’ll let a fourteen-year-old text you, “Um ok.  Lqqk 0 walks!!! Emoji!!!”  After the game, Salazar was sent to Triple-A.  He hopes to return next year and instill fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) with confidence only to squash their dreams.

Yan Gomes – 2-for-4 and his 16th homer.  On our Player Rater, Gomes has an outside shot of being the number one ranked catcher for the year.  I hope he gets there, because I own him.  By the by, when you’re at the Player Rater, if you put the letter C in the box under POS, it sorts for all Catchers.  Can do the same for all positions or by name.

Zack Cozart – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  You gotta get in on Cozart quickly for a hot schmotato play.  He has multiple hits in the last two games, and that may only last for three days, at most.  You have been advised!

Kris Negron – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Negron’s taking all the almost-racist mojo away from Blackmon!  Luckily, Julio Mexicano is still in the minors.

Yordano Ventura – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 3.47.  Hasn’t quite been Yordano “The Arm” Ventura, but also hasn’t been the wasteland of Ventura County either.

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Mostsuckass hit .233 in the month of July, and that was considered a good month.  Yup.

Jarred Cosart – Scratched with a sore oblique.  He tried to fight through it, but Jarred is sick of bottling up everything.

Christian Yelich – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  This is the most home runs he’s hit in professional ball since 2012, when he was in T-Ball.

Josh Harrison – 3-for-4, 2 runs, and his 14th steal.  Who do you think you are?  Kipnis?  You don’t look like a Jewish delicatessen specialty.  You certainly don’t sound like one.  So, please stop with the impersonations.

Chris Sale – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA went up to 2.14.  I watched a lot of this game (praying Adam Dunn would get in again), and I wish I had Sale on every team.  His fastball is so nasty, tailing away from hitters.  Or to make that more pithy:  Beautiful fastball, Sale; RE: tail.

Dayan Viciedo – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer.  This was his 2nd homer in the last four games, and he does have a hit in each of his last five games.  But it seems every time I say he’s hot, he gets cold, so wink, wink, nudge, nudge, kazoo in Viciedo’s direction.

Adam Eaton – Ran into the outfield fence and left the game.  He really takes stride in his defense.  After the game, he denied ever colliding with anything.  Repression is just running into a defense mechanism.  The groundskeeper deflected criticism about the condition of his warning track without even being asked.  You’d think Eaton would be the one getting defensive.  Okay, I’ll stop.  Eaton’s fine, and day-to-day.

Adam Rosales – 2-for-4 and two solo homers (2, 3).  Tracking Rosales’s first homer was why Eaton ran into the fence.  The TV feed’s mics picked up his audio. “I’m Adam Eaton…FENCE!”  Okay, I’m really done now.

Cliff Lee – Won’t need surgery on his elbow, which is great news if you’re his HMO.  Not great news when he suddenly does need surgery next year.

Ben Revere – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 31st steal.  Watching the White Sox highlights, Revere started yelling, “The fence is coming, the fence is–” Okay, seriously, done.

Chase Utley – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Ah, the pomade will go on just a little smoother now.

George Springer – Suffered a setback on his quad while rehabbing in Quad Cities.  Thankfully, he wasn’t in Intercourse, Pennsylvania.

Pablo Sandoval – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, now hitting .285.  Sandoval’s going to be seeking a fat contract this offseason.  What?  I wasn’t implying anything.

Joe Panik – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Now has three straight games with multiple hits, and…uh…Ugh, I can’t suggest him.  He’s Joe Panik.  He sounds like a guy that got that name from his Mafia friends.  “Who the hell was the one who shot the guard before I gave the signal?!”  In unison, “Joe Panik.”

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (17) and legs (23).  As I was saying yesterday, he got real cold there for about 3 months, but it’s fair he’s riding the opposite spectrum right now.  Riding it hard and putting it away with a slam and legs.

Khris Davis – 1-for-2 and his 18th homer.  Sonavabench!  I can’t take this, either start him or don’t?  Quit playing games with my heart!  My heart!

Ryan Vogelsong – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA down to 3.77 vs. Yovani Gallardo (4 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.54).  This was a matchup of, Should I Own Him? vs. Should I Own Him?  Game ended with more questions than answers.

Eugenio Suarez – Missed yesterday’s game with a sprained knee, and went for an MRI.  Tigers have had a hard time keeping a shortstop on the field this year.  Could be the Curse of Alan Trammell.  That curse is basically him and Lou Whitaker scheming in the produce aisle while flipping an orange to each other, and avoiding the supermarket manager who they’ve dubbed, “The Baserunner.”

Torii Hunter – Missed yesterday’s game with a bruised hand.  He’s day-to-day.  Well, at his age, maybe it’s minute-to-minute.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  He was outdueled by Chris Capuano (6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks).  What else do you need to know about Verlander this year?  Seriously, put that sentence in a time capsule from 2014.  Sums up Verlander’s season better than anything else I’ve heard.

Mark Teixeira – 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI.  After the game, he needed stitches on his pinkie.  Thank God, it wasn’t his winkie.  *carefully crosses legs*

Brian McCann – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd game in a row with a homer (his 13th).  I was about to say you should pick him up, but then I looked and he’s owned in 97% of leagues.  He’s hitting .236.  I can’t get 97% of anyone who plays fantasy baseball to agree on a catcher.  How is that possible?  Some serious Yankee inflation going on there.  I’m beginning to think there’s leagues with guys who only want to own Yankee players.

Chase Headley – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer on the Yanks while hitting .263.  He’s on pace for a 20-homer season if he was on the Yankees all year.  Unfortch, that’s a homer around once every eight games which is not that exciting when you’re living it.

Doug Fister – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 2.49.  Next March, be prepared to spend on him in auctions.  Then you can name your team, A Fister Full of Dollars.  Hopefully, you’re not compelled to also draft Clint Barmes, Sergio Romo and Dominic Leone.

Danny Espinosa – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer as Asdrubal sat.  The Nats got sick of their new middle infield chew toy quicker than my dog does.

Adam LaRoche – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers (14, 15).  I love when LaRoche sings, “Want to be my lover, be my lover!”  Oh, that’s La Bouche.  Are you gonna wake up one morning and say to yourself, “I may have been fired, can’t make my mortgage payment this month and have yellow pits on my favorite t-shirt, but I own LaRoche… Today’s gonna be a good day!”  Unlikely, but he is what he is.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-3, 1 run, hitting .250 with 3 homers on the year.  Lonnie Chisenhall hit that many homers in one game.  Harper should grow back his rooster haircut so he can play it off to friends when Nats fans walk past him and call him a cock.

  1. J-FOH says:
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    FML, I forgot to take Arrieta out. Stupid life getting in the way of fantasy.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @J-FOH: yep, same reason i missed baez in one league. damn errands.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that blows

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @J-FOH: you guys dont have cell phones?

    • Kid A says:
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      @J-FOH: muahahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Life? Mmm-hmm

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I was at Disneyland all day.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You have funny euphemisms for things!

        • Kid A says:
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          @J-FOH: whatevs tinkerbell.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Kid A: today I’m Grmpy but yesterday I was happy….until I saw what I did. *smacks self in face*

  2. Abdoozy says:
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    FML indeed.

    I’m sure it’s just coincidence that my money league OF is Cutch, Stanton, and AJones; and I haven’t won a weekly matchup in this league since the ASB; and this week I’m getting creamed by a guy starting Melky, Pence and Corey Dickerson.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Abdoozy: Last year Pence was a top-5 OF and this year he’s in the top 10. I don’t know why people are always so low on the guy.

      • holyscheisse says:
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        @Fungazi: It’s because Hunter Pence likes the Godfather 3.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hang in there

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mike: for some reason I pictured that school poster with the cat on the rope that says “Hang in There”.

        Unfortunately for some of us, there isn’t much time left to hang in there. Just about 3-4 weeks and we gotta get our collective asses together to actually make the playoffs!

  3. Aaron says:
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    Are you saying “No, thank you” to Shelby Miller b/c of the reduced K-rate? He did virtually everything right tonight and his “earned run” was a Matt Holliday error. In fact, I have no concept of how the official scorers deemed it anything other than that. Sure, he gave up a few deep outs that the new addition at Busch seemed to help him with, but I’d think that’s a good thing for SPs. I don’t know, I kind of disagree with you here. I know, I know… his out pitch seems a little bit shaky, so maybe there are better streamers, etc. But I’m not that down on him, unless I misunderstand you.

    I’m still smoking that new Alcantara strain you offered me. While I feel I may basque in the stated glory of it one day, it’d sure be nice if he didn’t dog it for three games and then finally put it together on the fourth day. He and the Gyork are driving me criminally insane. The question Renteria has to ask himself is whether to bat Baez 7th, b/c he swings at the 1st pitch of every AB or Alcantara 7th. 1-5’s and 0-5’s just get a bit taxing sometimes… but if the Cubs want to continue to tank, I can see it.. plug em’ both at the top of the order and keep as much distance btw Rizzo and Coghlan as you possibly can.

    • HolyGhostClaw says:
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      @Aaron: Miller. Hate.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I liked Alky leading off

      • Aaron says:
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        @Mike:

        I did too… b/c he got more ABs and was in front of Rizzo. …and Grey, agreed with the “no reason” comment. Looks like The Amazing Baez read my comment today and said I’ll show him! Gotta like hitters hitting in Coors.”

        I’ll digress on Shelby for now. I certainly understand where you are coming from. I still have great expectations for young Pirrup Miller in the future, though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aaron: No reason to not give the Cubs middle infielders ABs for the rest of the year to see what they can do…. I’ve gone over Miller many times before… Look at his K-rate and walk rate

  4. Frank favale says:
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    Grey question on my SPs – I have a first round bye locked up and want to keep my best rotation. Few guys flopping between please help rank ROS (not sure of any innings limits)

    A wood
    J Paxton
    J Hahn
    D keuchel

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hahn is a risk for IP limit I think, Wood might as well too actually

      I like Keuchel the most of that bunch

  5. al says:
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    Back middle to the front no front
    If you wanna good time let me give you what ya want

    • Castro's Revolution says:
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      @al: Can I hear a hey? Hey! Can I get a yo? Yo! You got a hat? What? It’s for the hoes.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nicely done

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @al: Nice

  6. Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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    Just read yesterday’s post. Am I too late to say, “No more yanky my wanky. The Donger need FOOD!!”? If not, then…well…there!

    1. Is Salazar droppable for a solid middle reliever such as Maurer, Giles, or Kelley?
    2. Please rank the following: Stroman, Odorizzi, Hutch (FA), Salazar. All streamers?
    3. If yes, I’d like to drop two for relievers or one reliever and Hutch. Which two to drop in a dynasty H2H? I’m leaning Salazar and Odorizzi to drop.

    For reference, my starters are Kersh, Waino, Zimm, Cueto, Latos, Stroman, Odorizzi, Salazar
    Cole (DL), Tanaka (DL), Harvey (DL)

    • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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      @Inglourious Dirty Ol’ Basterd: I had also added Arencibia because of Gattis’ poor showing lately. I’d be inclined to add Kelley and Hutch to drop Salazar and Odorizzi…and maybe even add Maurer to drop Arencibia. Is that the right path?

      *By the way, these relievers are valuable to me because we tally holds and K/BB among other cats.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1. sure, Giles
      2. that’s the order I’d put them…rosterable in 12-teamers I’d think

      • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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        Thanks Mike. What about question #3?
        Grey, you agree?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’d drop Salazar but hold Odor through his next start at least

  7. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    where did week whacker come up? i didn’t even see that one mentioned. i saw ERAdicator and a couple of good other ones. any hoo keep 8 in OPS/total bases/QS/Losses in addition to 5X5.
    obv ones
    trout/pujols/arenado/zimmermann (P)/ozuna/frazier.
    need 2 more from anibal s./a.gordon/c.dickerson #1/scooter/hill/rajai/segura/liriano?

  8. Rocky says:
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    Grey,

    Meant to get this 3Fer out to you yesterday… Any confidence at all in Gio coming anywhere close to duplicating the impressive fashion with which he closed out 2013? Is he a buy low candidate or just another case of Caminitis? Also, how would you prioritze Gio, Liriano, E Santana and I Kennedy as trade targets going forward? And is Wacha officially dropable in your mind? As usual, thanks brother!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure he’s worth a gamble, depends how low the buy is

      Ervin…Gio/Liriano/Kennedy

      seems so given the blurb above…not expecting much in 2014

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rocky: Thanks! Agree with Mike

  9. Count de Monetball says:
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    “Sandoval’s going to be seeking a fat contract this offseason. What? I wasn’t implying anything.” – Pretty sure I just woke up my kids by laughing so hard and spitting coffee all over the kitchen, ha ha… Besides I thought he would be looking for a lean contract based on how he looks in a swimming suit…. Thanks for the work Grey!

  10. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Arrieta and Gray did wonders to my era and whip last night =(

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ouch

      • Carlos says:
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        @Mike: Arrieta, Gray and Teheran here :@

  11. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:

    It is not possible to tickle yourself

    • Count de monetball says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Except for the old pickle tickle

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      tee hee

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha HA..yea mine just make me numb, i feel even less

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d like the drug Duda’s been on

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Yea its a good one…one side effect though………WET TAIL!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’ll don a diaper and forgive him

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: well have to have another selfie friday for the diaper pic

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: try the taint with a goose feather

  12. Clint says:
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    So, Matt Williams gets all testy about the “damage” it’d do to the player and locker room if Harper were sent to the minors. What about all the damage he’s done to fantasy teams that dealt for him for a 2nd half surge, hmmmm? Priorities, Matt, priorities.

    • de nachos says:
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      @Clint: I used to think Matt Williams was a big doofus until I learned he was married to Michelle Johnson from Blame it on Rio and now I think he’s a pimp. That said, Harper is a big rooster this year.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that press conference was really awkward to watch. I felt like I was watching a dad lecture his kids. Kind of lame

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Michelle Johnson is CRA CRA!! I had the fortune of hooking up with her many moons ago. She gave me all the dirt on MW and dude was a straight Juice Head (obviously we knew that) but some of the stories were just way out there. But the best part of our time together was the DVD she had me watch. It was this crazy story about how dolphins are really aliens, that they lived millions of years ago and have higher intelligence than humans. I don’t think it was related to Tom Cruise’s group (never say the word on the internet, they’ll stalk you!) But I wish I could get my hands on it because it was Awesomely nuts! Over the years I’ve scoured the internet hoping to come across it but it’s gone like Crush’s swing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You gotta get it!

  13. Derrick says:
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    Start Elias today at home against CWS?

    SON has him at $12.7.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  14. de nachos says:
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    The coolest kid in the neighborhood had a Hutch bike. The second coolest had a Diamond Back. I had a Team Murray, which would have constituted daily beatings so I peeled the stickers off and said it was a Predator. You do what you gotta do to survive in the suburban BMX jungle.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      so true

    • Hobag says:
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      @de nachos: By me it was Diamondback all the way. I still remember how it looked, all shinny and blue. I had an off brand 10 speed with thick gray tires that my parents bought from toys r us.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @de nachos: I had a Hutch Trickster, what?!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: Maybe it was a Trickstar, hmm…

      • de nachos says:
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        @Grey: with the mushroom grips? Like butter…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Trickstar’s are straight dope! RAD was my favorite movie through the 80’s, Cru Jones, Hell track and & a young Lori Loughlin (Hello Aunt Becky!)

            I actually picked this 87 Hutch Excel a few years back. It’s never been ridden, It was boxed up for 25 years until I assembled it.

            http://www.hutch-bikes.com/exel_teddy_heater.JPG

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wow! How much it set you back?

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: I got a great deal on it, it was $700, this guy had a bike shop on the East Coast for like 50 years and when he passed away they had to clean out theses storage bins and this was tucked away in the original box sealed with instructions and everything. I’ve had some decent offers on it, but I don’t I could ever sell it because where can you find a vintage BMX bike that’s never been ridden!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Wow, that’s a good deal, huh? How much should it go for?

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: Tough to say, it’s like ranking Abreu at 65 and everyone else putting him at 150. If you want to come over and do a shoot with it I’ll see what I can do! HA

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… Exactly…

  15. the pillar & the stones says:
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    How would you rank this stacked Padre line-up right now for a util spot (weekly H2H pts):
    Solarte
    Gyorko
    Everth
    Venable
    Medica

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gyorko, Venable, Everth for SAGNOF,

  16. Venezuelan Winter Leaguer says:
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    I dropped Khris Davis for Kennys Vargas last night. I have morning after regret? Was that a bad move?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      eh, it’s not the end of the world. Vargas has power. The Davis platoon sitch could be really frustrating

  17. de nachos says:
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    To drive to my mom’s house you go past Virginville until you arrive at Blue Ball. You won’t get all the way to Intercourse. Wow, those actual driving directions are probably true to life to more than a few fantasy baseballers.

  18. KK says:
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    Gyorko or alcantara?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Alky

  19. Shawn of The Livid says:
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    My parents always had a hutch! No tipple that I’m aware of though. Also had to hit the TV periodically for a clear picture. Oh the memories!

    That Wade Miley/ Sonny Gray back to back could not have happened at a worse time. Cust Kayin’

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nasty starts. no memory of tipples here either

  20. theone says:
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    I drafted Chris Sale in the 1st Rd this season with 9th overall pick in my H2H pts league. Everyone laughed…..17 weeks later Im in 1st place and lead the league in pts. Grey, why isn’t anyone laughing anymore?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @theone: They’ve moved onto fantasy football?

      • "I'm With Food" says:
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        @Grey: you probably also weren’t the guy who was lucky to get fielder in 2nd round like a lot of us. i’d also suspect you found very good late value in at least 2 hitters like abreu/rizzo/dozier/harrison etc.

  21. Hi everyone,

    I’m tempted by Khris Davis, but playing time looks like it’s going to be an issue. Better him for a UTIL bat, or Belt, Ackley,or Medica? Power and average are the biggest needs.

    Also, among pitchers, I need to replace Salazar (and maybe Odorizzi as well, if he stinks up the place against the Cubbies). Who are the best 3 or so choices between Stroman, Kuruda, Smyly, McCarthy, and Wily Peralta?

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d still go with Davis there

      Stroman, Peralta and McCarthy seems to have figured something out in NY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Hola, Italy! Agree with Mike

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  22. The Strolg says:
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    It’s too bad we’ll never get to see Mark ‘The Bird’ Fidrych pitch to Hunter Pence (maybe his nickname should be The Bird too).

  23. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Should I start CJ WIlson vs DOdgers today.
    Streamonator give $11.6, but my gut says Wilson will stink up the place.

    Should I man up and start him? And, if he stinks, drop him?

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      go with your gut

    • BallsDeep says:
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      @Chris: I hate when I go against my gut smh because guys always get rocked. With that being said, LAD is 29th in BA, 25th in OPS, and 21st in HR/PA vs LHP. LAA who is facing Ryu is 3rd in BA & OPS, 4th in HR/PA vs LHP and you already saw them put 3er on Kershaw. CJ did pitch like shit last start but it was 1st start back but if you really need the start I wouldn’t be too scared.

  24. I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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    Wuddup Grey good stuff bro… not a good night for pitching for me. But anyhoo got offered this trade: I get Lucroy, Chris Davis, and Baez, and he gets Posey, Arenado. Should I accept?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      the Lucroy side seems like boom or bust outside of Lucroy, but I still like it

  25. Frank favale says:
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    Cole or Cashner right now for bench? Who comes back the better pitcher? No DL spots so rosters are tight. Thx

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with Cole

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Mike: With Pineda sounding like he’ll be back soon, is he a better DL stash over Cole (would definitely bench for his first start of course)?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          eh, I’d rather have Cole

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Mike: I hear you – both are pretty unclear in any event. Based on the latest Wacha news, would you put Wacha in your DL over either of those 2? If he does start in mid-Sept, that would put him somewhere in the semis/finals in H2H playoffs.

  26. Joe Shmoe says:
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    By accident I read the glossary page. Dude! Im laughing my head off! Thank you!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha…great stuff in there

  27. JAL says:
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    Guys, need help. I am way over on my innings limit (projected 69 over at moment) in my 12-team 5×5. Should I trade away my Kluber for his Beltre? I could use some offense, mainly steals, but this guy is down to trade and doesn’t have any steals that I want. My remaining staff would be Mad Bum, Cobb, Ervin, Kennedy, Stroman. Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure. another idea would be to ship Stroman off for a lesser player that runs more than Beltre

      • JAL says:
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        @Mike: If I could get someone like Abreu or Carlos Gomez, would you take them over Beltre at this point? Any others that come to mind? Thanks!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          for sure. I’m a big Gomez fan and he’d help with your steals problem too

          • JAL says:
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            @Mike: Got Abreu for him.

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              Abreu for Kluber? Nice trade

  28. sul says:
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    How does this deal sound? My bumgarner and Cishek for his rizzo and free agency dollars ( which i badly).

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds good to me

  29. ryanoger says:
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    Yelich or JD Martinez ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Yelich

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Mike:

        I’m thin in BB, SB, and RBIs should I drop JD Martinez to pick up:

        Yelich, LaRoache, Rajai, or OZUNA?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          still like Yelich there

          • ryanoger says:
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            @Mike:

            Thanks man!

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              no problem

  30. Lopes says:
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    Gattis became available in my 10 team H2H keeper league, do I drop Rosario for him or stay with Rosario? Finally seems to be hitting, always makes these decisions harder

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d take Gattis

  31. Pope says:
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    I’ve currently got Wong, D. Gordon, and Gyorko at my MI positions. From what I’ve read you guys would rather have Arismendy over Gyorko? Seems like a bit of a coin flip

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure it’s a preference. I’d take Alky

      • Pope says:
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        @Mike: Gracias Mike

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime Pope

  32. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey ,

    Alexei or Reyes for ROS? which side , thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Reyes for me

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Wilson: Reyes

  33. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning everyone!
    So i’m looking for some feedback here in the last few days before my league’s trading deadline(Sunday).
    This is a 16 team, redraft, 6×6 H2H league. I am currently a 1/2 game out of first and wondering if I need to make a move for my offense. Here is my team below. We start 12 hitters, so the rosters are largish. Also, I punt saves so you’ll only see SPs :

    C- Ramos
    1B – C.Carter/A. Lind(when he gets back)
    2B – D. Murphy
    3B – T. Frazier
    SS – D. Santana
    CI – B.Butler/ K. Vargas / C. Carter(maybe moves here when Lind comes back)
    MI – GYORKO
    LF – Cespedes
    CF – Puig
    RF – Pence
    OF – Bruce
    UTIL – best remaining hitter(was Springer, but who knows now). could be C. Taylor, Venable, or any of the CI guys that aren’t starting.

    Pitchers:
    Iwakuma
    Kluber
    Richards
    E. Santana
    T. Ross
    A. Wood
    Gausman
    Odorizzi
    Hughes
    Paxton
    Cashner

    Grey, whatcha thinkin? Do I need to move an SP for a bat? Can I get by without Springer and cutting and pasting at the CI spot? I’d really like to stand pat if you think I’m set down for the drive, but I’ll do something if I have to. Best regular season record is the prize I’m after. If I can get that I don’t care what happens in the playoffs.

    Thanks again guys. Best of luck to you.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      looks fine to me. should be able to go with the hot hand at CI. good luck!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        Thanks Mike!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Phil of the Future: I think your team is pretty solid..i could see moving one or two of your younger pitchers for a CI since its a redraft…but wouldnt give up to much…maybe gausman or paxton packaged with either Butler or carter to upgrade that spot.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        Thanks, Jef! Was certainly thinking about moving an SP, but I’m a sucker for depth. I have concerns over the mileage of Ross, Richards, and Wood at this point and if I can get someone to take one of those guys I would probably move them before a Gausman or Paxton, just due to their innings pitched so far. Hard to trade Richards right now, though. Maybe Ross is the guy to move? Wonder what I could get for him….

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Phil of the Future: id be more inclined to move the younger guys because of inconsistency. Not sure what you get with them from week to week. I think thats your best move if your going to make one

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        I will make you all proud!
        I’m gonna throw a couple offers out there but not going to overpay. Might go for Longo, his guy’s team is in the hunt but is really light on pitching. I’m just hoping they don’t shut Springer down for the year. What’s your best guess about him at this point?

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Phil of the Future: I would plan on him being done…May not be but id plan on it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think he’s gonna be no better than any hot hitting OF off waivers at this point

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            Ugh, I was afraid of that. Man he was nice to own for a while there. And then on top of everything he started stealing bags. And then I just knew it was too good to be true.

            Any chance I can get Longo for Moobs and one of my young SPs? or is that a pipe dream.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds optimistic but try it

  34. BallsDeep says:
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    Grey i think you went a little light on Teheran. Im sorry but that guy is good but not as great as he was pitching. Era in the 2’s….gtfoh. He should be getting the same treatment you give Kazmir and Duffy. The regression fairies will be coming for your teeth Mr. Teheran

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      not the teeth!

  35. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Started Grey and Juliooooooo yesterday, but thank god I had the common sense to sit Arrieta

  36. sniff test says:
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    Should I own Alcantara instead of Everth Cabrera? I need steals. Other guys he might be better than that are on my team: Oscar Tavernicus, Josh Rediculous, JD Martinialingadingdong.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @sniff test: Arismendy over everth

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with JeF

  37. Week Wacker!!!
    Arrietta, Gray, Teheran
    WTF Grey, what hath you done to my week with your insight?!?, though I could see a response like the guy complaining about the tip to Brickhouse in Snatch. They’ve been good all year so I really can’t complain, put me down for an L in both ratios this week.

  38. Big League Choo says:
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    12 team QS/OPS league

    who wins?

    everthcab/brantley/lind/jimmynelson/bud norris or

    hill/choo/freeman/odorizzi/chase anderson

    • Pope says:
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      @Big League Choo: Brantley is the best player in that deal, so his side for me

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like the Freeman side

  39. papasmurf says:
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    OAK is really taking it up the A’s now. I would stream anyone against that team until they wake up. They have had one decent offensive game since trading away Cespedes.

    That said, there’s a good chance they will score at least 5 runs tonight for Lester because a the second place team in my league owns him (his team leads in wins and gets so much run support it’s ridiculous). The guy benched Porcello once all year, against HOU of all teams, and escaped an implosion. Maybe he just forgot to set his lineup that day and got lucky; who knows. I wouldn’t know about good luck.

    Yesterday I dropped Alcantara after his 0 for 5 and went with Sizemore for a game… PHIL beat up on Peacock like I thought they would, but Sizemore 0 for 3. Alcantara HR. The guy I sat, Morse, 2 hits and 3 RBI including a broken bat roller basehit for two runs…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      man that blows. I hate chasing my tail like that. I got two homers on my bench from Crush if it makes you feel any better

      • papasmurf says:
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        @Mike: My empathies. I guess we’ve all been there. You wait and wait and watch zeros day after day. Then you finally do a move to try to help your team but it backfires.

        It’s like buying at the top and selling at the bottom (for the stock traders among us).

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          haha yeah that’s a good way to look at it

  40. Pope says:
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    I know Grey’s not high on DeGrom and his innings limit is looming… are you guys ok streaming his spot in a 12 teamer? SON hates his start today so I’m benching him anyway

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      He’s got a pretty favorabel August schedule against some NL East teams. I might hold him a bit longer

      • Pope says:
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        @Mike: Ok good call. Thanks

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime

  41. Phil says:
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    Would you start Hendrecks in Col today?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nope

  42. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Howdy,

    I’m in a H2H 5×5 (s+h) keeper league where players retain their round cost for a year then it escalates. I’m in second place, but worried that I don’t have the horses to win it all, especially since DLed guys are clogging my active roster. Here’s the roster:

    C – Perez
    1B – Frazier
    2B – Carpenter
    3B – Miggy
    SS – Segura
    OF – Ellsbury
    OF – Sparkakis
    OF – Eaton
    Ut – D. Santana

    Bench – Kh. Davis
    DL – Goldy

    SP – Teheran
    SP – Ventura
    SP – Leake
    RP – Koji
    RP – K-Rod
    P – W.Y. Chen
    P – C. Allen
    P – Soria

    Bench – K. Gibson
    DL – Cole
    DL – Cashner
    DL – Harvey
    DL – Tanaka

    Segura has a very low keeper cost, so I’m offering him to teams that are out of it. I’m targeting Kemp and Bailey for Tanaka and Segura and Duda for G. Richards. Good idea?

    Any particular players or approaches to suggest?

    Muchas Greycias!

    • Lincecuminmypants says:
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      @Lincecuminmypants: One more addendum, I’m thinking about picking up Reddick whose a free agent. Drop any of my OFers for him?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      shopping Segura sounds like a good plan as is targeting Kemp

      I’d find a way to get Reddick in there, yes

  43. Wilsonian says:
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    Just lost Lawrie again after a nice one day return. I’ve been playing Rutledge at 2nd and he has cooled the F off and hasn’t done anything in awhile. Do I take a stab at Negron or Malbuena or Rosales or Panik over Rutledge? I’m in 1st and would prefer to keep it that way.

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

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d stick with Rut till Tulo comes back

  44. Bob says:
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    Keeper League Trade. 10 team H2h Roto Categories 6×6 extra Categories are So for hitters and QS for pitchers. We Keep 5 Players.

    I am trying to win a championship. And so far this year have lost Tanka, Jose Fernandez, and now Paul Goldschmidt.

    A guy is offering Jose Bautista and Joe Mauer for Goldy and Tanka. My current roster is below

    Once Edwin is back. I can shift Santanna to Catcher. Edwin can be my Dh. And I would be relying on Medica to hande 1b. Or i can keep rolling with Navaro at Catcher and slot Santana at 1b. With bautista (1b,of,Dh) I could slide him to 1b. use Santanna at C and Edwin at Dh. And be pretty well set. But is it worth Losing Goldy for next year? Tanaka I am ok with given the pitching dept and the likelyhood of him need Tommy J eventually.

    C-Navaro(C,DH)
    1b-Tommy Medica(1b,OF)
    2b-Jose Aluvie
    ss-Hanley Ramirez
    3b-Nolan Arenado
    OF-Carlos Gomez
    OF-Billy Hamilton
    OF-Adam Jones
    DH-Carlos Santanna (C,1b,dh)
    Bench-Anthony Rendon
    Bench-Kyle Seager
    Bench-Ryan Braun
    Bench-George Springer
    DL-Edwin Encarnacion
    P-Max Sherzer
    P-Chris Sale
    P-Madison Bumgardner
    P-Cory Kluber
    P-Francisco Liriano
    RP-Holland
    RP-Robertson
    Bench-Jordan Zimmerman
    Bench-Marcus Stroman
    Bench-Anibal Sanchez
    Bench-James Paxton
    Dl-Tanaka

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      seems like a classic now or later. If landing Bautista locked a win for me this year, I’d do it.

      • Bob says:
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        @Mike: I think it would. Main competition team below.

        C-Devin Morasco
        1b-Jose Abreu
        2b-Jason Kipinis
        SS-Ian Desmond
        3b-Josh Harrison
        OF-Trout
        OF-Ellsbury
        OF-Hamilton
        DH-Victor Martinez
        P-Price
        P-Greinke
        P-Cueto
        P-Richards
        P-Arietta
        RP-Chapman
        RP-Perkins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Win for this year

  45. Wilsonian says:
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    Drop Zunino for Jazzy Phizzle Arencizzle?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  46. Phil says:
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    Please name me 2or 3 players on the DL right now that will come back this year and have some impact ?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      E5 and Tulo come to mind

    • Cram It says:
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      @Phil: I’m hoping for Avisail Garcia

    • @Phil: Here are some possible waiver guys: AJ Pollock, Matt Lindstrom, Wil Myers, Dexter Fowler, Adam Lind

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Cuddyer

  47. Joe Shmoe says:
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    I have been doing one and done fantasy seasons for a few years. I think I am ready to move on to a dynasty league. Can anyone recommend where or how to get started in a league? Preferably one with many razzballer attitudes who don’t necessarily use the advice from these columns?

    Thank you in advance.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sometimes leagues post openings in the forums. you could always start you own too. I find openings through social media too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe Shmoe: Can check our forums for league openings… I use CBS as the host of my keeper, I like it

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: in these here forums there’s one taking openings right now (or there was about a week ago, don’t know if filled)

  48. Phil says:
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    Sorry who is E5?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Edwin Encarnacion

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: ah ha, i remember the time i had to ask that.

  49. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Is Brantly injured?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      banged up his leg I think. Haven’t heard anything serious

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Mike: Apparently he banged it in the 3rd and came out eventually in the 7th – hopefully DTD, I’ve got a trade offer out for him!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yeah DTD sounds about right. I hope so too

  50. SportiveTricks says:
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    I agree with Grey, the Davis/ Parra situation is driving me friggin’ insane. I think I might be ready to part khut ties with with him. Lonnie Khisenall seems to be heating back up, do you guys think he’d be a better play at my UTIL spot? Not to mention backing up my 1B and 3B spots.

    Heart you

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds good. I’d prefer Khris, but sounds like Khis is better for your roster

  51. Snacks13 says:
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    Can you rank DeGrom, Odorizzi, Wheeler and McHugh? Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wheeler, Odorizzi, DeGrom

      • Snacks13 says:
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        @Mike: Thanks. Would u take any of those players over Lohse or A. Wood?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yup. I’d take Wheeler right now over both of them

  52. hifi says:
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    Would you pickup Cuddyer (3-3 3RBI in rehab game last night) for playoffs?

    have Bautista, Jones, Puig
    and Trumbo, Reddick, Myers(DL)

    of the latter, would you drop any of them for Cuddyer? I like Reddick now, but figure Cuddyer might be a more established option for 3 weeks in Sept. what do you think?

    • hifi says:
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      @hifi: already made playoffs, and this is a keeper and have Myers for minimum bid, so want to hold him. really I guess it’s between Trumbo and Reddick for Cuddyer.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure. I’d agree with that

      • hifi says:
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        @Mike: who would you personally drop between Trumbo and Reddick?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          probably Trumbo. that Dback lineup is pretty blah

          • hifi says:
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            @Mike: cool thx Mike!

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              anytime

  53. Durkin says:
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    In a 10 team H2H mixed keeper (3 players, 3 year max w/ $3 increases per year), I’m in first with polanco for $1 and springer for $4. The team in last place said I could take what I wanted for both of those keepers. I am trying to win this year and since springer had a setback last night, his future playing this season isn’t clear.

    I can choose from

    Pujols (not keepable)
    Chris Davis ($8 next year as expiring)
    Yu ($30 in first year of deal)

    And then a poo poo platter of underachievers:

    Kipnis
    Segura
    Choo
    Bailey

    Any advice? This is the only team that has expressed interest in selling this year as trade deadline is tomorrow and playoffs is out of question for only this team.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      eh, I’d hold if it was me

    • Cram It says:
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      @Durkin: You get 1 from the first group and 1 from the 2nd?

      • Durkin says:
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        @Cram It: He said “take what you want”

        I’m hoping for Edwin to come off DL and wouldn’t have room for both Cdavis and Pujols

        • Cram It says:
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          @Durkin: That doesn’t help. Take all the guys that will help you win then?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Durkin: Id take em all then except for Choo and Segura

  54. tomthebod says:
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    @Grey and/or @Mike: Is it safe to drop Salazar? He was pitching pretty good. I don’t know why they sent him down, as he’s kept his control semi-in-check. Also, if you have time for a second question, would you pick up Carrasco? I hear he’s starting Saturday.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yes, I think so. Not messing with Carrasco, he’s better in the pen anyway

      • tomthebod says:
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        @Mike: Thank you, sir!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no problem

  55. ujoh says:
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    Neil Walker, Brett Lawrie or Danny Santana?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Walker, Santana

  56. SON likes Roenis vs CWS (Scott Carroll) as #4 and Collin McHugh @ Philli (R Hernandez) as #8. Do you see Roenis or McHugh as a solid streamer play today. Roenis has been inconsistent, while McHugh has at least racking up K’s, but Roenis ranked better. Maybe I would be better off if I wait to stream until Friday – Sunday? Friday; Chase Anderson, Eovaldi, Saturday; Fiers, Odorizzi, Cahill, Sunday; Erasmo Ramirez, Kyle Kendrick, Héctor Santiago, Jimmy Nelson. Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      anybody over 8 bucks on SON is a decent stream IMO

  57. Bob says:
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    Chris Davis, Josh Reddick, David Ortiz. Which one sits today?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I think Davis faces a lefty, If that’s the case I’d lean him

  58. Snacks13 says:
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    Who would u rather own ROS… J-Upton or Nelson Cruz?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      J-Up

  59. Ivan Dochencko says:
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    Need hitting. Do you like this trade or would I be giving up too much pitching

    Kershaw and Gray for A. Jones and Kemp

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d do trades for bats at this point yes.

  60. CRice says:
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    2B issues – Stick with my boy Howie Kendrick? Or should I be looking at a hotter hitter like Ackley, Bonifacio or Valbuena?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sorry, posted reply below. hate when I do that

  61. Mike

    Mike says:
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    not sure those other guys are that much better and Kendrick should warm up again

  62. Durkin says:
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    belt or adams ROS

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Adams

  63. Matt says:
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    I only have 5 moves left ROS, are butler, ackley venable or everth worth an add over Belt? 7×7 obp slg. Yahoo roster

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      eh, I don’t think so

  64. John says:
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    If Paps is traded you like Giles over Janssen?

  65. John says:
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    What trade like better keep in mind 10 tm and id be dropping Span wehn edwin comes back

    Span and Frazier Jansenn for Kluber Britton and pick up pablo
    Span and Frazier Jansenn for hamels Melancon and pick up frazier

    Guy been looking at it for over a day thinking which is fine but should i just take out the closer swap part just trying to upgrade. With these closers really just looking for volume so dont want that to ruin the trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Take Frazier for Hamels

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Just cut all the closer garbage out? Honestly i can pick up giles if i really want too down the road?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh?

          • John says:
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            @Grey: I was just saying to get the deal going cut the closer swap part out so
            span frazier for hamels……just wondering if this is holding the trade up. I guess ill be patient and wait that can be a counter.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s a question for the person you’re trading with

  66. Benny the Jet says:
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    Erick Aybar or Javier Baez for SS? Thanks!

  67. Mike says:
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    Unbelieveable …

    Blue Jays placed INF Brett Lawrie on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique strain.

    … actually not really.

    Who is more fragile – Lawrie or Brett Anderson?

    Two talented players who just can’t stay on the field.

    Why do I ever touch them when they are on the wire and briefly off DL???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not surprising

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: I need a job like that – assuming another three weeks of DL – worked a 1/2 day in 50 days (assuming about 6 days of work per week).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t we all?

  68. Joe says:
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    Grey would you do this trade in a 12 team keeper league with next year in mind

    Scherzer in the 10th

    for

    Will Myers in the 13th

    I also have:
    Teheran in the 20th
    Wainwright in the 13th
    Garret Richardson in the 14th
    Arenado in the 8th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Myers

  69. Fungazi says:
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    Cubs have Baez hitting 2nd and Arismendy at 6th.. seems like it should be the opposite.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like it’s a coin flip

  70. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    AH crap! Bryce Harper is still starting which means I have to run him out there. AGAIN!

    I’d almost prefer he was hurt or demoted rather than being such a stat-suck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, crazy how miserable he’s been

  71. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14-tm H2H, W, L and QS count, need to drop a SP to pick up a 2-starter next week. Drop Alvarez, Cole, A. Wood, Gio or Keuchel? Wily P would probably be the add. Who would your 2nd drop be?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole, Gio

  72. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, pick two starters on 8/9 & 8/10

    8/9
    Liriano vs SD EStults ($22.9)
    Hamels vs NYM DGee ($22.6)
    Paxton vs CHA HNoesi ($11.6)
    Odorizzi vs CHN EJackson ($9.3)

    8/10
    Hammel vs PHughes ($15.6)
    Cobb vs CHN TWood ($14.6)
    Wood vs WSH GGonzalez ($13.9)
    Morton vs SD TRoss ($9.3)
    Gonzalez vs ATL AWood ($9.1)

    Thanks,

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano, Hamels… Cobb, Wood

  73. J-FOH says:
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    Getting ready for the San Diego tour stop, who else is coming?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw sookie!

  74. Mike says:
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    Hi guys,

    Today is my league’s trade deadline. I’m in 5th of 12 teams…H2H

    My team:

    C-Vogt
    1b-Freeman
    2b-Pedroia
    3b-Longoria
    SS-Alcides
    MI-Wong
    CI-Arenado
    OF’s-Cargo, Gordon, Brantley, Melky
    Util-Josh Hamilton

    SP: Price, Bailey, Iwakuma, Liriano, Santana, Lackey Cole
    RP: Perkins, Nathan, Casilla

    Can you suggest a guy I could move because I’m deep in the position or may be able to replace on the wire…or a position that I should address…or someone I have on my team now that you believe will suck moving forward.

    Thanks for your help!

    Mike

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fix your middle infield… Trade Longo for Cano, Kipnis, Altuve, any top 2B and play Arenado at 3B and pick up a waiver CI

      • Mike says:
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        Really appreciate it thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  75. Kid A says:
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    Which is the better wave to ride, Medica or Singleton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton

  76. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Hey lets give Miggy a day off…A**Hole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, dah

  77. Brett says:
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    I have fielder who can be kept for 5 next year. Currently in first and thinking of moving him for a pitcher. I have 2 options. Current staff: Strasberg gray latos bailey richards percello

    Option 1 is send him to a team that is weak for Cobb
    Option 2 is send him to a team usually in the mix for 1st that is having a bad year for bumgardner. This team already has keepers of Craig 11 cargo 26 goldy 19 price 24 and will be choosing between a 1 kluber or prince for last spot

    Who would you trade with

  78. Carnac says:
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    It’s been said before in these parts, but the Mets announcers are very, very good. Gary Cohen is great. And Ron Darling isn’t afraid to get pretty technical in his pitching analysis. Love listening to him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And Mex adds a nice goof angle

      • Carnac says:
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        “No play for Mr. Gray!”

  79. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    Cutch is at the top of Hitter-Tron??? Is this some sick, twisted joke? Throw goldy up there while your at it!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It takes a few days after a guy is on the DL for him to be removed

      • Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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        @Ray:

        Haha I have lost all of my players to injury this week, so Im hysterical. I also have a voice modulation problem.

  80. Jonas says:
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    Use my number 8 waiver priority for Odorizzi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  81. Ray says:
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    6×6 H2H OPS/QS and need pitching help. Was offered Latos/Choo/Freeman for Encarnacion/Beltran/Rajai. Take it or leave it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  82. Hondo says:
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    Saw you recommend Singleton over Medica above.

    How about over a heating up LaRoche ( 2 doubles today,2 HR last night)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prefer LaRoche

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Hondo: yeah, i’m playing against Laroche best3-4 days he’s had all damn year. one thing makes me feel a little better though…. BAEZ MF’ers! cutting the K’s too, now like 4 or 5 for 14 or 15. 3 homers. didn’t see them wonder whether or not they’re Coors only ones.

  83. Matt says:
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    Like you said, Alcantara is on a prorated 20/20 pace, what round do you think he’d be drafted in next year in a redraft league?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Matt: My guess is 14th in a 12 team, sorta where guys like Miller were drafted this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Around 120ish barring a huge 2nd half

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: that’s way above miller’s ADP’s this year on yahoo/espn. that’s only slightly higher than the “danger zone” this past year where if you hadn’t taken gyokro yet you better to make sure you got him.

  84. Mike says:
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    I can pick from one of these pitchers in a trade…which one should I pick ROS.

    K/9, QS, BB/9 league H2H

    Mchugh, Elias, Miller, Vargas, Colon, Bauer

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go by matchups…McHugh

  85. Matt says:
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    Aj Pollack over Belt in 6×6 OPS? util

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  86. The Wizard says:
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    Which trade is better for me?

    Longoria and Gordon for Cano

    Longoria for Segura and Pablo

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      First

  87. jaw says:
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    10 team 5×5 h2h dynasty. who do you prefer between kemp and bautista? same cost and no limit on years kept.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  88. Marv says:
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    10-tm H2H Cat Keeper (keep 12 or 24)
    Been offered:
    His Kemp / Gardner / Cobb / Verlander for My McCutch / Polanco / Hammel / Arrieta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good if playing for this year

  89. CRice says:
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    Gotta drop one of the following when Lind comes off the DL….

    Lind, Rajai Davis, or Wilin Rosario (have Mesoraco starting)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilin

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @CRice: us duel rosario/mesoraco owners are a dwindling breed. i dropped his ass when arenado came back. sick of shoddy production AND 2 or more days off each and every week, and mcwhatever mostly outhitting him.

  90. john says:
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    Earlier we were discussing trading span or Dickerson..so I agree sell span not big deal in my 10 tm h2h but I’ve got to start thinking ahead even w setbacks cuddyer will be back or he just sit against lefties. Either way what of4 shlould I be targeting.
    Pollock
    Myers
    Choo
    Yelich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich, Myers

  91. Swfcdan says:
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    Paxton ($0) and Gausman (prospect) for Stephenson (prospect) and Ventura ($0).

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: You not big on Ventura? A lot better K/9 than Gasman so far. Thought you loved him when he got the call…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He has long term shoulder concerns

          • Swfcdan says:
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            @Grey: He shown injury concerns already or just funky motion makes you think that?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He was DL’d earlier in the year with shoulder issues that the Royals said they will need to monitor or send him for surgery…

  92. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    If I shot Bryce Harper in the nuts with an air rifle would anyone bother to charge me with it?*

    *Dear NSA I have no interest or intention of shooting Bryce Harper in the nuts with an air rifle.

    • Hondo says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: I use an unloaded air rifle to scare birds off my blackberry bushes.Just the sound makes them freeze,then fly away.
      Maybe fire an empty right before Bryce runs into a wall and he will stay healthy and produce like my blackberries. *

      *Might work for Adam Eaton too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Could you please try just so we can see what happens?

  93. Pedro Cerrano says:
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    Grey

    Gibson or T May?
    If May gets called up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gibson

  94. Wilsonian says:
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    So Lawrie just hit the DL. Again. I already have Goldy and Tulo on the DL for only two spots and have no bench bats. This is my roster now:

    C – Lucroy
    1B – Ortiz
    2B – Rutledge
    3B – Seager
    SS – EverCab
    OF – Jones
    OF – Stanton
    OF – JUp
    UTIL – Melky
    UTIL – Polanco
    BN – Lawrie
    DL – Goldy
    DL – Tulo

    Do I continue to hang on to Lawrie or dump him for any of the following:

    Howard
    Viciedo
    Kennys
    Negron
    Panik

    I’m somehow in first and would like to keep it that way. Thanks.

    16 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  95. fausto says:
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    Headley or Loney or Any Body over Castellanos? Hes killed me the last 2 weeks aside from his 1hr 3rbi game where i had him on bench. With Edwin getting close I just need a 2wk ish fill in.

    Cardinals lackey a bat, not lackey and his bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Headley

  96. DomMattingly says:
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    Pick two ROS:
    Headley
    Vargas
    Alcantara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Vargas

      • DomMattingly says:
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        @Grey: works for me! Give me Headley til I’m deadly! Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  97. gareth says:
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    Hands up who streamed Shane Green against Detroit today?

    He was interviewed after the game and just kept saying over and over “shane green is people, i’m beating people! You gotta tell em. “

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not I

  98. gareth says:
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    Me neither. Bet there’s not many who streamed Green today (eww that sounds gross).

    Jason kipnis approves of my oblique movie reference.

    • Kid A says:
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      @gareth: No funny fake call ups today?

      • gareth says:
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        @Kid A: Nope. This Kitty will never cry Wolf again.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Kid A: that was only funny if/when you came in late and knew it was b.s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  99. gareth says:
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    I should probably say the thing, right?

    • Kid A says:
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      @gareth: No. No you should not.

  100. gareth says:
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    G3!

    • Kid A says:
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      @gareth: jesus christ. let it go. move on.

      • gareth says:
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        @Kid A: I can’t hold it back anymore.

        • Kid A says:
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          @gareth: Why don’t you focus on knocking me out of first place instead of posting your triplicated gibberish?

          • gareth says:
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            @Kid A: Kid A never bothered me anyway.

          • gareth says:
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            @Kid A: the shane green quote was a reference to a movie, not gibberish.

            Spoiler Alert to all who haven’t seen the 1973 Charlton Heston science fiction movie. This clips gives away the ending:

            http://youtu.be/9IKVj4l5GU4

            • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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              @gareth: i was pretty sure that Soylent thing was the reference, but i only saw the saturday night live parody of it. youse and Kid A’s thing here is great.

  101. Matt says:
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    What league is Belt going to be valuable in ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe none if he has concussion symptoms still

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Matt: Arizona fall league?

  102. John says:
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    Alcantara or A Garcia (once back) over Yelich OF4?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  103. SMLV1 says:
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    So with Springer being droppable I want to add Wil Myers and stick him in my DL spot. Good Idea?

    To Drop Springer and Add Myers, I will also have to drop another player….Who should that guy be?

    Zunino– C
    Rizzo – 1B
    Dozier – 2B
    Rendon – 3B
    Andrus – SS
    Baez – SS
    Stanton – OF
    Puig – OF
    Rios – OF
    Moss – 1B,OF
    Polanco – OF
    Springer – OF (DL)

    E. Santana
    Cueto
    Shields
    Fister
    Arrieta
    Gio Gonzalez
    Odorizzi
    A. Wood
    Rosenthal
    Papelbon
    Mejia
    Feliz

    • SMLV1 says:
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      @SMLV1: Maybe Zunino then once I put Myers in the DL spot add another Catcher to replace him?

      • Cram It says:
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        @SMLV1: You can probably get Zunino right back

        • SMLV1 says:
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          @Cram It: Yeah im thinking that once he clears waivers

          • SMLV1 says:
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            @SMLV1: Who do you like as a replacement for a couple days or for ROS?

            Norris @Home vs MIN
            Jaso @Home vs MIN
            Suzuki @OAK
            Navarro @Home vs DET
            Martin @Home vs SD
            Iannetta @Home vs BOS
            Salty @CIN
            Chirinos @HOU
            Pierzynski @BAL
            d’Arnaud @PHI
            Arencibia @ HOU

            Among others

            • SMLV1 says:
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              @SMLV1: Add Caleb Jospeh @Home vs STL to that list

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Norris

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure, that’s fine by me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why do you have to do this move?

  104. Hondo says:
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    So,Matt Williams yanks JZimm for no reason,burns up his bullpen and tires his team out before a road trip to Atlanta.

    I wonder if the Nats can hire Scioscia away so we can have a smarter manager?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… You sure you want that? Then Ramos will become the backup…

  105. golfnut says:
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    Werth and JD Martinez for Billy Hamilton and Marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton, it’s fair

  106. Matt says:
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    ESPN has John Lamb but Jake Lamb? wow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  107. Cram It says:
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    I’m trying to drive a hard bargain to get Sale for my Dee Gordon. If I can’t pull it off, would Arrieta be a fair return? Part of me is still not a believer and senses some regression…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should do better than Arrieta

  108. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Is there a glossary term for when one of your best hitters gets a day off while playing a road series in Coors? I feel like there should be one.

      • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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        @Fungazi: Holy sit! is more for when a player has a day off when his team has a big day offensively. I’m thinking something more like Grate Expectations – you’ve circled this week because your stud hitter plays a series in Coors, only to watch him go 1-8 and sit in the last game of the series.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holy sit!

  109. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    The first week I traded Bumgarner for Frazier Frazier made me look like a genius by balling and Bungarner stunk it up but the last 4 weeks hes making me look like a idiot lol

  110. Kid A says:
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    Baez goes deep.

    Where’s your god now Mr. Hate?!

    • SMLV1 says:
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      @Kid A: Goes Deep TWICE!

      • Kid A says:
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        @SMLV1: BOOMSTICK!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          All hail JOANVIER BAEZ!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: I almost didn’t want to come in here.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              God that picture is great… Now re: Baez — Enjoy it with us!

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: I’m enjoying being 16 points clear of the Baez owner in the FCL!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s hard to know if you mean 16 point back or forward because I look at your picture I naturally think it’s bad news

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: They’re all chasing the Giant Moa, don’t worry about that.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      See it’s confusing with that picture to hear positive news…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I love Amurica!

  111. nick the dick says:
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    Hip Hop Line Of The Day:

    Some of ya gonna be wondering, muttering, stuttering, hummina hummina hummina,
    Son of a gun, I was meant to become the one runnin through everyone gettin it done,
    Cuz i’m gonna rock until I am one-hundred and one, then i’ll pass the mic off to my son,
    And he’ll give you metaphors, similies, synonyms, sendin him to finish what i’ve begun,
    Man I be killin em, unbelieveable amount of adrenaline runs through him and his pen, yo,
    Of all of the things that I lost I be probably missing my mind and my sanity most,
    Where did it go?
    I looked in the crack of the couch all up under the cushion and couldn’t find nothin but lint,
    Could it be in my head the whole time? I don’t know let me check it again,
    A little bit of crazy, a little insane,
    And a little bit sick, and a little de-ranged,
    A little bit weird, and a little bit strange,
    But that’s our style and ain’t shit gonna change

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shizz is tight, who is it?

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: eh didn’t have time to think of a good one to do today so I did some of my own stuff, can’t Google that!…one day when I get my computer game up i’ll send ya some tracks of mine.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I liked it! Well done…

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: thanks bro, that’s nothing, tip of the iceberg. I’ll square you away with some tracks sooner or later for you to check out.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Definitely should!

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey:@Grey: rest of that track is tight….

                My rhymes are biblcal, mythical, mystical, riddled with riddles,
                I ridicule spitters, get rid of em, tell em good riddance,
                Now where is my ritalin, I am all jittery,
                Teeth are just chatter and chittering,
                Sound like a blathering idiot,
                I gather a half of an hour, long after i’m sayin it,
                You still ain’t getting it,
                Isn’t it fitting that i’m the one killing and ripping it?
                Scower the place, for a scowling face, like a soury taste,
                I see it, i’ll get him a,
                Punch in the face, that muggin and thuggin is fake,
                Your ass sweeter than cinnamon enemas,
                Sweeter than Enteman’s,
                I got a venomous pen and again and again i’m inventing a,
                Sentence that’s different, when I be spittin it,
                Guaranteed doesn’t bear any resemblence, whoaa,
                I’m starting to lose control, man get ahold of yourself, yooo,
                Focus on being the dopest and trying to be wealthy, help me!,
                Feel like i’m dangling off of the edge of a cliff,
                With a one finger grip, and ya watching me slip,
                Into hell for eternity, burning me up in the flames,
                And there’s no one to blame except I,
                I shoulda been nice, instead i’m a dick, a prick, a waste of life,
                A misfit, you’ll never see like a mistress,
                When I get into some mischief,
                Play it all back if you missed it,
                Matter fact don’t even risk it,
                It might convince you to go get the biscuit,
                Turn it around, put it in ya mouth,
                Give it a squeeze and blow ya mind out,
                Do it please, don’t listen to parents or teachers,
                Or principals, any authority, they are just horribly wrong,
                Just listen to me!,
                I wouldn’t steer you wrong, take every song literally,
                Now go hit a bong, sniff up a line,
                Shoot up some dope and OD

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sweeter than Enteman’s! HA! Good shizz, man… Seriously…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: thanks i highly value your opinion as you know your stuff

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

    • prez says:
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      @nick the dick: grey and i used to rap battle back in the day… This is just ridiculous tho. I will not be rapping anymore for you will just shit all over my mickey mouse ryhmes…. Thank you!

      Forreal tho. It wasnt bad. Im slightly impressed.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @prez: ha thanks dude, jump on in!!

  112. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Trying to add either an SP or OF improvement before the trade deadline tomorrow…do you think I would/should play off his 2 HR in 3 games (albeit in Col against terrible SPs) and trade Baez + one of Liriano/Anibal/Bailey for G. Richards or B. Gardner?

    My SS/2Bs are Dee and Dozier, and I think the waiver has better UTL guys than Baez (like Dickerson, Bruce, LaRoche, Yelich, S. Smith, Pagan, Reddick)

    Thanks!

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Check that: 3 HR in 3 games (!!!) I might be starting to drink the kool-aid

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine if you have middle infield covered… I’d take either…

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. Maybe with that 3rd HR I’ll try swinging for Gardner straight up . The other team is just outside of the playoffs with a week to go and has a big hole at SS.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  113. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Hey! cccccchingedy ching (hee -haw hee-haw) It’s Juan Baez the donkey Chingedy ching (hee-haw hee-haw) The Cubs shortstop donkey lalalalalalalalalala . It’s like christmas getting power hitting shortstop off the ww right b4 playoffs . Nice write up Baez dong Harper walk off dong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Nice!

  114. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Baez 2nd dong of the day

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @nick the dick: It feels good when something goes right

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bam!

  115. Jon says:
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    Would you deal Jordan Zimmermann + either Kemp or Heyward for Donaldson + a reliever from: Cishek/Melancon/Neshek?

    Zimm, Kemp and Heyward are all keepers for me, but Donaldson would be a nice get and I need help at the corners.

    • Jon says:
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      I could also ask for Alcantara instead of a reliever…

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Jon: mendy prob even better

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Depends what you need

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Jon: id do it zimm + heyward for donaldson + cishek

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  116. hifi says:
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    Baez, keeper league, sell high or sell never? ; )

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never! Kidding… Depends what you can get

  117. Ron Swanson's Stache says:
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    BAEZ. WOW. JUST WOW.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      WOW, indeed

      • Ron Swanson's Stache says:
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        @Grey: #thisyearsPuig #knockonwood

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          #2014Puig

          • Boy Wonder says:
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            @Grey: and he’s a shortstop. YES.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, it’s a wonderful day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Baez is trying to unleash magic, please join in fun.

  118. clicker seeker says:
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    C – Suzuki
    1B – Victor Martinez
    2B – Altuve
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Desmond
    OF – Holliday
    OF – Byrd
    OF – Taveras
    UTIL – Freddie Freeman
    Bench – Jordy Mercer
    DL – Cuddyer

    Pitchers
    Liriano
    Locke
    deGrom
    Grienke
    Gallardo
    Kuechel
    Peralta
    Capuano

    20 team, keep 5 players each year.
    Question, Good idea to make a move for SP. Was thinking Desmond/Freeman
    Tied for last playoff spot with 4 weeks to go.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like you could use a pitcher… Better get a really solid one for both of those guys though…

  119. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Springer update said it was a minor setback getting re-evaluated tommorrow . hes having some soreness but could be activated soon. I hope its not wishful thinking.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hard to say what’s truth and what’s not when teams/players update their health

  120. john says:
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    Thoughts on Hendricks going forward. Control been good all year which key fair ks but no great. He tier just below roark odorizzi types yet or not quite?

    Hendricks or stroman??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Around Roark and Odorizzi depending on matchups… I’d go Stroman there… Really a coin flip though

  121. Ron says:
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    I’m in a really deep league with a really thin wire. I’ve about had it with Peavy and am thinking about dropping him. Would you drop him for Joe Kelly or Kyle Gibson or Bucholz? You think any of these guys will be helpful for the stretch run?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold there

  122. Nightpandas says:
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    Earl Grey,

    29 pts back, the most ground I can make up is in saves, era, whip and QS. 15 teams keep 11 roto

    Would you trade Darvish, CJ Wilson and Beckett for Fister, Uehara and Bailey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  123. John Gibbons' Speech Coach says:
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    Which side wins?

    Adams, Braun, Aram, Gray

    for

    Longoria, Cargo, Freeman

    Mike

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

  124. Swfcdan says:
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    Is Medica even remotely worth getting excited about. Start him over Blackman short term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, short term though

  125. SteveNZ says:
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    Verlander or Kipnis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  126. SteveNZ says:
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    Stanton having one of *those* weeks. Great last week, but need him like that every week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See now the picture worked fine!

    • prez says:
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      @SteveNZ: hahah!!! There ya go! Theres the steve we all know and love!

      You look pretty albino tho…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @prez: Come on, man – it’s the middle of winter here! I don’t have my tan on!

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      if the cap was different ,
      would have sworn that was jon niese .

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @costaricanchata: Everyone lining up to take their shot! I’m a good-looking fella!

        That’s what my wife says anyway.

  127. Fungazi says:
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    I was thisclose to sitting Baez until he heated up a bit. BOOM!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boom, BOOM!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: isn’t today his 3rd game? i’d be (and am) happier than a pig in shit that he’s making contact. i think no K’s since day 1.

  128. prez says:
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    Adam dunn pitched…. I just seen this!! What… The.. Fuck… I wish i was listening to the sox station when this happened. Hawk was prolly golden!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need to see replays and watch them with Japanese anime voices in the background…

  129. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey:

    do I drop Walker for Baez? Will cost me some money. Won’t they basically have the same points rest of the way. Or Baez huge upside??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  130. prez says:
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    And we got a melk man down….

    *backs out of comment section slowly , rubbing rabbit foot*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  131. 740 says:
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    Wus good Grey. 10team roto 5×5. ROS Carter or Belt?

    Thank u!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter

  132. Hondo says:
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    Drop JRoll and use #4 WW on Baez(some guy dropped him before todays game) or hold?Also have ESantana(OF in Yahoo) and Elvis.

    2B,SS,CI, MI,2 UT,4 OF with MCarp,Gyorko.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, I’d hold

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: Thanks,all my young’uns suck and my old guys are dead like Fielder,Cutch and Tulo.(or just suck like Elvis and Rios,my Texas offense experiment didn’t go so well).
        Still in the playoffs in both leagues though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya, tough to hold right sometimes…especially when there’s some young bucks out there…

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Hondo: yr telling me, i’m in a 20 team where we named ourselves after a real life team and have to keep at least 9 of the real life players at all times. i picked TEX preseason, since they’re offense was supposed to be top 3. somehow (smart free agent pitchering, wily p/beckett/hahn)i’m still top 5. dynasty too, so i have to hold onto gyroko/fielder/avisail/holland/profar whole year in DL slots. we did get to hold as many of real life TEX people pre draft as we wanted.

  133. SteveNZ says:
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    2/17 in the FCL. Stanton can’t even hit Volquez.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Correction – 2/27.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  134. john says:
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    Here come the Baez offers.
    I’m in second ….first place team offered me injured tulo for my Baez n kazmir. Prob need more info but bottom line it does hurt my pitching which is about 5 tier 2 guys.

    Also very close to trading Frazier for Hamel’s or Kluber then Edwin goes to 3b and Baez becomes util.

    Stick w Frazier trade or consider tulo.

    Sp- latos kazmir cueto lester wood odorizzi Ventura gcole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stick with the Frazier trade

  135. Mello Yello says:
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    Javy AND Chris Carter today baby!! Freggin good luck catching my slugging stats this week boyyyyyy!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  136. Phil of the Future says:
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    Grey!!!!!!!!!!
    Usually don’t post late night but I’m pretty drunk(it’s 9:30 here don’t judge me). I’m just so in love with Chris Carter I had to share with someone. Save some HRs for next week big man I play the first place team! Okay that’s all I got. I’m gonna go see what’s in the fridge. Talk in the AM. You’re the man.

    P.

    • Hondo says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Even if you’re drunk at 9:30 AM you probably wont be judged here for it.

      • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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        @Hondo: imagine just how drunk some of the tour van crew is at 9:30 some days. did you hear the guy they got to draft football his first time ever, so drunk when asked if he’ll do well in fantasy he answers “yeah! i’m a genius”, Sky laughing his ass off in background.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      Danny Salazar is reprising his role in Major League III: Back To The Minors. What a horror show he must be to own…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… You too man!

  137. Teddy Heater says:
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    6×6 (Holds & OPS) H2H, yahoo 6 keepers, I’m in 1st and want to upgrade SP’S… Pujol’s for FHer & Keuchel

    Rosario
    Abreu
    Cano
    Arenado
    Andrus
    AJ
    Polanco
    Bruce
    Rizzo
    Ozuna
    Bench Pujol’s(obviously he starts everday)
    ECab
    DL Myers
    NA Bryant

    Teheran
    Cobb
    Gray
    Ventura
    Wood
    Shoemaker
    DeGrom
    Stream spot

    Cishek
    Allen
    Benoit
    Walden
    W Smith

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Teddy Heater: Totally do that

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @Teddy Heater: G2, he wants Ozuna too, but Carter is available.

      • john says:
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        @Teddy Heater: gotta do that basically top arm in baseball do it now!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      F-Her side

  138. john says:
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    Tough trading pujols many lg mates say he’s old all 21 hrs old. Anyhow if I Cld get a homer b maybe better or do odorizzi n AP for madbum that allow me start Edwin at 1b Frazier at 3b and Baez util.

    As u know lol I cld trade Frazier for Kluber or Hamel’s tho also….well I’m working on that.

    Trade pujols?

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @john: Ha! I just asked about trading Pujols in the post above.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Teddy Heater: that’s funny, you guys both put apostrophes in guys last names too! Pujol’s and Hamel’s!!

        • john says:
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          @nick the dick: yeah lazy lol don’t wanna correct auto spelling

          • nick the dick says:
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            @john: ha word, just razzin ya

            • Teddy Heater says:
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              @nick the dick: My auto correct is supposed to be off!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                HA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you need an SP

      • john says:
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        @Grey: like trying trade Frazier more or pujols. Prob get touch better arm w Frazier?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Better arm with Frazier prolly

  139. nick the dick says:
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    Grab Lind to replace Vogt when Lind comes back? Also grab Roy Cuddyer for a utility spot over, say, gyorko or wong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go Lind… Over Wong

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: was thinking drop Vogt to get Lind for CI and then possibly drop Wong for Cuddyer for UTIL. Should I do both or just keep Vogt and grab Lind and forget about Cuddyer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Do both

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: cool

  140. SteveNZ says:
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    Stanton!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There ya go!

  141. SteveNZ says:
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    And Ackley answers the batty call.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I got him! He’s been so hot lately…

  142. nick the dick says:
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    Stanton+Baez+Wong+Polanco= fantastic night….i still miss Carter though. Drafted, dropped, opportunity to pick him back up and I didn’t. Oh well, I love Baez!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a beautiful thing!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: wong again! Vogt! What a lovely evening. 6 homers, 16 rbi, 8 runs, batting .370 with a steal to boot

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wong the F?! Is a great day to be alive…

  143. John E. Depth says:
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    Kole Calhoun has been misery the past couple of weeks…. Only have 18 or so moves left this season. Drop Calhoun for:

    Butler
    Choo
    Seth Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those choices aren’t that much better…

  144. john says:
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    When Edwin comes no “room” for Baez w Frazier util and cano and Desmond working on trade but if not trade first place team Baez for his kemp?

    Kemp basically kept takeover of4 Dickerson. Worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  145. jaw says:
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    10 team 5×5 h2h dynasty league. trade springer (7th round) and yordano (12th rd) for bautista (5th round)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure if going for this year’s title…

  146. birrrdy! says:
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    scrolled the comments, but didn’t see much talk about Lamb. Is he worth a pickup in a 10 team NL-only 5×5 keeper?

    If so, worth dropping either Rutledge, Joc Pederson or G. Jones to get him? I’m trying to win this year, but am stuck in the middle of the pack. Worried Joc may not see the light of day this year, but don’t want to over-react to some rookie nookie call-up. Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Pederson for him

    • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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      @birrrdy!: see… it’s …. burpppp,…. CONTEXT SENSITIVE!

  147. Abdoozy says:
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    1-23 in my money league today.

    But the 1? STANTON HOMER WOOOO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice

      • Abdoozy says:
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        @Grey: wound up 2-32.. .317 OPS. Worst. day. ever.
        (Cue sad trombone)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That sucks, surprising too cause there was a bunch of offense today for a short schedule day…

  148. big league choo says:
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    traded freeman for brantley in my 12 team h2h league with QS/L and TBs/BBs

    how do you like my chances?

    C Gomes
    1B Abreu
    2B Rendon
    3B Arenado
    SS E Cabrera
    MI Wong
    CI Bautista
    OF Brantley
    OF Polanco
    OF Lisperer
    Util Lind/Jeter/Cutch
    Dl Craig/Fowler

    P Kluber, Hamels, Gray, Santana, Bailey, Liriano, Keuchel, Jimmy Nelson, Bud Norris, Wacha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks a bit better on pitching, but I like the hitting, just not as good… Little wonky on MI

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        wongky

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  149. A(j) says:
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    Noticing a bit of sweetness on the wire, ..drop Hill for Danny Santana, Dickerson, Carter, Rosario, Wong? And who’s this ( Medica ) MJ guy from San Diego? He’s kinda smokin from the looks of it!! Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson…haha

  150. Andrew says:
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    Frazier or Pujols ROS? Close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Close… Frazier

  151. SteveNZ says:
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    I approve of the regularity with which Ackley comes up with the bases loaded.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Though an RBI groundout is a little less exciting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I love Ackley! Royce! says hello, sitting next to me at the San Diego tour stop…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Awwww. Say hi right back to him.

        You might also want to remind JFOH of how I got Lestah off of waivers in the FCL.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Done and done!

  152. "I'm With Food" says:
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    i think you’ve answered this before maybe, but just how many of those $5 coupons did you get?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lifetime supply…. They send $200 at a time…then I have to beg for more…

      • "I'm With Food" says:
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        @Grey: now we see how you can just sit on something as wonderful as this site, when i’m sure it wasn’t profitable (i don’t know really if it is now) for a long time. that’s not quite fast enough to pay rent probably, and goddamn i know that would cause me to literally be at taco bell hundreds of times a month possibly. only 40 coupons at a time probably go fast. probably a few week delay for each begging shipment. if Super Size me was at all accurate the (good) people at Taco Smell would think i’d be dead with as much of their money i’d have gone through. plus you can always give the “food” to bums and such.

      • Whirlaway says:
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        @Grey: Coupons on to where?

      • Whirlaway says:
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        @Grey: Coupons on to where?

  153. Andrew says:
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    Pretty close ERA / WHIP battle this week.

    Start or sit Anibal at toronto tonight?

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