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By now you’ve probably seen Giancarlo Stanton in ESPN’s magazine completely naked.  Coincidentally, I looked at the pictures completely naked.  Did I say looked?  I meant took with a telephoto lens.  In all seriousness, I know ESPN loves to copy other people’s successes, but if they’re going to blatantly try to do an equivalent of SI’s swimsuit issue, can they at least do a bikini issue or a thong issue or a Brazilian wax issue?  Does the majority of their audience have any interest in seeing guys naked, showing their muscles?  If I did, I’d subscribe to Men’s Fitness or Playgirl.  I mean, for serious, who do they think is buying their magazine?  Wait, a bigger question, who even buys magazines?  Any the hoo!  So far Giancarlo hasn’t been the hot butter slicing through a fat man’s veins that we’ve come to expect.  He had a near-pulling a Kotchman hamstring injury where he went from fundamental crawling to fundamental running to fundamental running away from me as he exited the shower.  It was all very tedious, but he’s healthy now and simply slumping.  If he can get over the hump with my help, there’s very few players that could have the type of 2nd half Giancarlo is capable of.  You can count on one hand the guys capable of a 25+ homer 2nd half.  Giancarlo would be the player sitting on my thumb.  At this point, a down season seems impossible to avoid, but 30 homers overall wouldn’t surprise me.  That means 22 more.  35 homers would surprise me, but it wouldn’t be out of the question.  I’d absolutely buy him, and I hear you can get him cheap.  What?  I’ve been inquiring.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Eric Stults – Eh, he’s garbage on a stick that is packaged and sold under the adjective “healthy” in your local Whole Paycheck, but he’s home in his next start vs. the Giants.  Don’t mind if I do!

Roberto Hernandez – This is because of the love he’s getting from the Stream-o-NatorChris Archer could’ve been here too.  Oops, look at that, he is!

Jeremy Hefner – I’m expecting him to get hit tonight in Armpittsburgh, but if nothing else, Hefner has a 2.68 ERA in 47 IP at Metco and see no reason why that should stop at any point in the near future.  So, Hefner’s good for home starts, but be careful tonight.  So, Part II: We’re So’ing The Seeds Of Love; pick him up after the Pirates tent his house, bomb it, make meth and then leave.

Ivan Nova – Here’s one of those pick-ups where I didn’t even look at his schedule, I just know the way he’s thrown in the last two games that he should be owned.

Wei-Yin Chen – Kind of guy that can help you win deeper mixed leagues and AL-Only.  Kind of guy that is borderline in leagues where streaming is rampant.  And that’s how I weigh-in on Wei-Yin (almost stutterer!).

Rick Porcello – Hopefully this last corner he turned is his last and he’s no longer Rickety rickety wack.

Brandon Beachy – I’m pretty meh on Beachy.  I really don’t think he does much of anything this year, but if you stash him, maybe you can flip him when it seems like he’s about to return.

Jarred Cosart – Here’s what I said the other day about him, “Astros are calling him up to start Friday.  Here’s what Prospect Scott said, “Many baseball folks see Cosart as a high-leverage reliever, but the Astros are content to keep him in a starter’s role for now.  At 6-3, 180, the 22-year-old generates heat in the mid-to-upper-90s, but mechanical shortcomings have resulted in inconsistent production.  Cosart will look to steady his command at Triple-A, before joining the Astros at some point in 2013 — for fantasy’s sake, let’s hope that’s as a starter.  Or to throw eggs at Grey’s stupid face.”  Hey, c’mon!  Cosart hasn’t gotten his command in check in Triple-A (4.84 BB/9) and I wouldn’t go near him outside of AL-Only leagues and keepers.”  And that’s me quoting me quoting Prospect Scott!

Antonio Bastardo – When Papelbon is traded, won’t you love Bastardo like his father never did?  Antonio Bastardo, closing next on his projects. “Livin’ in the slums with an injured Mike Adams,” I said, “Know why I teach?” “Do I have to be like this?” Mama said, “I’m priceless.”  Top ten song of the 90′s?  P to the erhaps.

Sonny Gray – He was straight Bubb Rubb whoo-whoo! in middle relief the other day.  Find a clip of him and watch it.  Gray, not Bubb Rubb… Well, you can watch a clip of him too.  Before watching Sonny, let out your inseam.  It’s damn sexy.  I don’t think Gray is in the rotation in the landmark case of sooner vs. later, but he’ll have Alex Torres-type appeal in middle relief.  Oh, and grab Alex Torres too.  Look at his stats right now.  They’re Bo Jackson Baseball crazy.

Blake Parker – Since I hear Epstein would trade Kevin Gregg for a two-for-one burrito coupon at Chipotle, I’m guessing Parker will be seeing save chances in August.

Brad Ziegler – Just went over him this morning.  Scroll, young prematurely balding man, scroll.

Wilson Ramos -  Vrrramos!

Josh Phegley – He has big-time power and his last name’s the adverb form of phlegm.  What’s not to like?

Juan Francisco – Well, his compadre at the corner infidel, Chris Johnson, finally moved over the 50% owned threshold and is no longer being touted by me.  You’re on your own with Johnson.  Be careful though, that has been known to cause blindness as cited by the Catholic Church.  As for Fransisco, he’s hitting, grab him!

Matt Adams – If Holliday goes on the DL, then Adams value shoots up like his cholesterol.  But, as of right now, Holliday says he thinks he can avoid the DL.  I bet we can fix that with a little hot fudge on his arm and Adams nearby.

Alex Rodriguez – I kinda hate telling people to stash him on their DL.  Not because he’s a total douche.  I mean, he is, but that doesn’t bother me.  You can find people who think I’m a douche too.  Ask my fiancee, she keeps a running tally of people who don’t like me; half of those people are going to my wedding.  I’m more concerned that people see A-Rod’s name and they think he’s going to come back and hit 40 homers and steal 20 bases in the 2nd half.  Those days are closer than they appear in the fantasy baseball rear view mirror.  A-Rod is barely ownable in 12-team mixed leagues, even if he’s healthy.  And that’s assuming he’s not suspended for having his bodybuilder girlfriend stick things in his butt.

Brett Lawrie – Should be back any day now, which means he’ll be hurt again in about two weeks.  I just thought of a pre-All-Star Game contest to go with the Home Run Derby.  Players run as hard as they can into a wall.  First heat, Harper vs. Lawrie.

Justin Smoak – He’s been hot, but in the long term he’s Justin Smoak and mirrors.

Gordon Beckham – I’ve mentioned this schmohawk so many times in the last week that people are gonna start saying my diploma from the Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston is a fake.

Brad Miller – So, Rudy and I were talking the other day in IM on Words With Friends and he says something like, “I need a middle infielder so bad and you beat me to Miller and Franklin.”  I IM’d him back, “Yeah, maybe I should’ve dropped Rollins, but I didn’t and couldn’t find room for Miller.”  Five minutes later, Rudy picked up Miller.  That’s our 12-team league for ya.  There’s so many players being added and dropped, he didn’t even know I dropped someone he wanted.

Grant Green – Here’s what I said the other day about Green, “A’s called up their bat-first middle infielder to either take over 2nd base or platoon with Sogard.  Therein lies the rub, like the prude brothel’s sign reads.  There’s conflicting reports to how he’ll be used.  If it’s a platoon, he’s nearly useless in mixed leagues as he’ll only be facing lefties.  If it’s an everyday job, then there’s some sweet, sweet upside here.  Over a full year at Triple-A in 2012, he hit .296 with 15 HR and 13 SB.  This year, more of the same, 11 homers, 4 steals and .318.  My guess is at first he’ll be platooned.  If he starts showing his bat, he could be a full-timer within a few weeks of the break since Sogard had changed his name from Soboring to get fantasy baseballers to bite, but it hasn’t worked.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Adam Eaton – I just went over my Adam Eaton fantasy.  I wrote it between commercials while watching the new MTV Challenge.  I half-expected CT to drown Marlon in the first episode.  MTV used to send people home for punching someone.  Now, they’re filming guys drowning each other.  Awesome!

Eric Young – SAGNOF!

Kensuke Tanaka – His name is pronounced KENS-kay tuh-NAH-kah or in northern Japanese fantasy circles KENS-okay-for-SAGNOF tuh-NAH-power.

Aaron Hicks – He still has plenty wrong with him, like his propensity to strikeout three times a game, but he’s currently hitting (.360, 1 homer, 2 steals in the last week).

Marlon Byrd – He’s been on fire lately, but it’s not even that lately lately, Jodeci.  In May, Byrd hit 5 homers and .250.  In June, he hit 6 homers and .282.  In July, he’s hitting .319 with 3 homers.  I’d say he’s been better than Giancarlo, but I don’t want to cry into my lunch.  The ramen is salty enough.

Delmon Young – He has been hot recently, but this is more of a Hitter-Tron call.  Which is much better than that unseemly call Hitter-Tron made to my vacuum cleaner.

Luke Scott – I had to make a hard decision yesterday.  Do I drop Adam Eaton or Luke Scott?  I have Leonys and Eric Young, so I went with the power instead.  This is why it’s important to give some context when you ask questions in the comments like Eaton or Byrd or Scott?   Eaton Byrd Scott was also a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a total drunk.

Darin Ruf – In less than a week, he’s hitting well and has a homer.  Now that Howard’s gone for a while, Ruf should get time to show his stuf.  Plus, I hear Darin rocks Ruf and tuf with his afro puffs.

Logan Morrison – Maybe it’s because I’ve been burned by him so many times, but I’m having a hard time recommending him.  I suppose he does have 4 homers and a .300 average.  Meanwhile, Jim Morrison fan fiction supposes what would happened if Jim didn’t die and is now working for a moving company in Washington state.  “Hey, Jim, I can’t get this box through the doors.”  “This is the end, beautiful friend.”  “Nah, man, we’ll just break the box in half.”  “Break on through to the other side!”

SELL

Patrick Corbin – Yeah, this is going a bit on the Buysellatops.  May as well use it since it’s the only one left before extinction.  Corbin’s been terrific so far — 10-1/2.40/0.98/99.  He doesn’t look like he’s been insanely lucky either.  He has been somewhat lucky.  So, if a 7 K-rate pitcher has his luck revert, he becomes a 3.75 ERA pitcher with barely above average Ks, which is basically every pitcher with good matchups on waivers in shallower leagues.  I wouldn’t sell Corbin for a handful of Olay body lotion, but I’d listen to offers.

Yasiel Puig – NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO… *catching breath*  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO *pausing to sip my coffee*  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.  Sell Puig?!  Am I mad, man?  No, Roger Sterling.  I’m not.  I’m also not saying to sell him in keepers (unless the price is great).  Puig does look like all of that and a bag of Lay’s, but there’s also no one as crazy hyped as Puig right now.  TMZ just reported he’s dating Lohan and making her sober.  CNN just said Puig is replacing Wolf Blitzer and changing it to The Puiguation Room.  Food Network is ordering a pilot of Puig and The Poke, where he just pokes meat with a tenderizer.  At this point, sky’s the limit in redraft leagues what you can get for Puig.  Of course, I wouldn’t trade him for two mismatched socks, but I’d explore offers.

  1. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    So what you’re saying is all of Cougs guests wonder why she is marrying you?

    sounds like grey needs wedding security

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: “No it’s not that Grey…it’s just that they don’t like you…once…they get to know you…that’s all~

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Wake Up: – Cougs

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Haven’t tried Angel’s Envy yet…is it worth the price? It’s not mixed with spirits if it says Bourbon…can be mixed if it just says Whiskey…there are spec rules to follow if you call it Bourbon…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Wake Up: yes, i do get that, says small batch

  2. Schizer says:
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    Afternoon Grey!

    Eaton came off the DL in 2 weekly H2H categories leagues for me this week. Need to drop someone in each. Who gets the boot?

    League 1: Eaton, BJ Upton, Erasmo

    League 2: Eaton, Leonys Martin, Erasmo, Parnell, Cole, WY Chen

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Afternoon! BJ… Eaton or Erasmo, depending on needs

  3. Dkohn says:
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    Rendon vs Eovaldi
    Hosmer vs Kluber

    Enjoy the mother jEFFIN weekend Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What does Hitter-Tron say? Rendon… Ha, you too!

  4. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Koji and Colon or Morse

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Koji

  5. I Juan-a know why Francisco hasn’t played the last two days. I’ve looked around and I see no explanation. He even sat against a righty! What up wit dat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He sits vs. tough lefties, probably an anomaly on the other day…

  6. AJ says:
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    What trade offer you like best for Adam jones and Hardy ?
    A) Cano
    B) Ellbury and Hill

    Weak in MI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  7. Howabout top Buy for bottom Sell? Puig fo’ Stanton. Or is that aiming too low for the all powerful Puig? What say you Greycarlo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Stanton for Puig

  8. Tom says:
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    E Young or Eaton. Can you comment on the PT for each?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Everyday, 70% of the time

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey: E Young or Eaton. Can you comment on the PT for each?So you’d go with Young?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I just did

  9. Arevus says:
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    Are you selling puig in keeper leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      read the post

      • Arevus says:
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        @Grey: Derp.

        • Tehol Beddict says:
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          @Arevus: READ THE POST DAMMIT

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @Arevus: read the post

      • Shawn of the livid says:
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        @Shawn of the livid: guess we all commented on that at the same time!

    • Prezz says:
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      @Arevus: dude, you gonna read the post?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Prezz: You guys all sound like Fox and Friends…read the Post…read the Post…

        • Prezz says:
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          @Wake Up: Wake Up and read the damn post! Just dont pull a ralphie and lick the post..

  10. Ryan741 says:
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    Trade offer: Verlander/Craig/Headley/Dunn or Weaver/Encarnacion/Beltre/Samardzia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin

  11. Josh O.

    JoshO says:
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    Corbin for Kuroda in redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kuroda

  12. Bebop says:
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    Well done, Grey. Who has more value going forward in a holds league… Ollie Perez or Alex Torres?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Torres

  13. thatguyinsouthamerica says:
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    12 team h2h, 3 keepers at a 1/2 value round penalty each year…..i love my team but im 4-10.

    i can get puig + jose fernandez (which i can keep in round 16 next year, round 8 the next, round 4 the 3rd year) if i give up Cargo, Weaver, Jennings, and Peavy.
    I know its a lot to give, but I dont think i’ll keep any of them anyway, maybe just Cargo, but it would have to be my 1st round.

    There’s no coming back from 4-10 right? i kinda have to take it….right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

      • thatguyinsouthamerica says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

    • thatguyinsouthamerica says:
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      @thatguyinsouthamerica: to clarify, i would be able to keep Puig in round 16 and fernandez in 17 next year, 8/9 the 2nd year, 4/5 the 3rd year

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sounds even better

  14. Bryan says:
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    Just got offered Strasburg for my Bailey and Raji Davis…No brainer?

    Any concerns with Strasburg ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, no brainer

  15. bigwormsherm says:
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    Choo vrs Hill ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

  16. poop says:
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    Would you trade away Rizzo for M.Moore in redraft league? Other team needs a 1b more than I need SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  17. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Sell Puig for Kipnis?

    12-team dynasty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        that one surprises me .

        • Samuel Deduno says:
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          @costaricanchata: I traded Puig for Kipnis….whoops! 20/30 MI! Sign me up!

  18. AJ says:
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    So with me having a Week MI looking to upgrade via trade…wouldn’t it be wise to hold of and see if Miller gets 2nd base eligilty? Also injury prone Lawrie might be playing 2nd soon and there’s also Gyorko.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: coo coo

  19. BadGambler says:
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    Great stuff as usual Grey!

    Quick one: Which side

    Miggy/Alcides or Wright/Reyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wright

  20. smegma says:
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    Fowler and G.Cole for Stanton or is that too little to offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  21. Jason says:
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    Brad MIller or JJ Hardy for second half ? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  22. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    I don’t doubt the talent of Stanton, but the line up around his worries me. I know that is probably beating a dead horse with a dead horse, but is it not an issue to be concerned about? ATL seemed to pitch around him in the series, and it worked out well for them.

    Speaking of ATL, just for fun….

    Player A: .227, 7 HR, 21 RBI, 35 R, 2 SB in 289 PA
    Player B: .199, 7 HR, 21 RBI 33 R, 6 SB in 250 PA
    A is Jason Heyward. B is Aaron Hicks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, when I saw that it put in perspective just how terrible Heyward has been. Aaron Hicks? Wow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s miserable

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @mauledbypandas: Nah, I’m just a guy who takes every chance I get to remind everyone I am in the Hall Of Fame. Even if it doesn’t make sense in the context of the conversation, I find a way to fit it in. I just babble a lot, and am always right.

        • mauledbypandas says:
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          @JoeMorgan’sMustache: but you’re still miles better than Buck and McCarver!

          • Shake N Bacon says:
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            @mauledbypandas: Ain’t that the truth….

  23. Scott says:
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    Great stuff, Grey. I look forward to it every week and I’m especially happy to see a number of players I already own on the list. My AL keeper league rotation consists of
    Kluber
    Quintana
    Nova
    Blanton
    Gausman
    Salazar
    Robertson
    Smyly
    Bailey

    I also have Peavy, Crain, Phelps, Colby Lewis, and Pineda on my DL. My league doesn’t have any bench spots. Sucky, right? I’m considering trying to make a trade for Erasmo after yesterday’s debacle but I’m not sure I have room for him. Blanton is nothing more than a placeholder for my injured guys so he’s very droppable but as it is, it will be difficult fitting my DL guys back into my rotation. Is Erasmo worth the trouble or do you like the guys I already have?

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      @Scott: By the way, I’m holding on to Robertson because I think he has a great chance at the closer job next year and I have Crain in hopes that a contender could make him their closer. Not a very high chance but worth a gamble.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Erasmo over Salazar

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: I appreciate it. Would you hold Kluber, Quintana, and Nova over attempting to trade for Erasmo? Do you think Quintana is turning a corner with these last few starts? He had been pretty inefficient up until then.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would

  24. Cheese says:
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    Give up Beltre and Revere for Pujols and Arenado? Positions aside, 16 team H2H league 8×8 (H, SLG, BB)

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  25. Pager24 says:
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    Great write- up as always! got a few questions

    1) I ‘ve got Kendrys and Ike platooning right now and kinda want to drop a bench bat who do you like better ROS?

    2) Can you rank these potential closers? my guess is Bastardo, muppet man, Bailey, Parker, gregerson

    3) Who do you like better Kluber or Nova?

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Kendrys… Henderson, Bastardo… Kluber

  26. Carl Weathers says:
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    Sorry, I am asking a catcher question! (was coming from someone, you know)

    Drop Sal Perez for Vrrramos! ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  27. EK says:
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    Cueto or Peavy ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy

  28. Krom says:
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    matt adams or kendrys morales? who would you drop for sonny grey? andrew bailey, michael pineda or erasmo ramirez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrys, Pineda

  29. Big Magoo says:
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    I think I remember you commenting that you’re going to Vegas over the ASB. Is that right?

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @Big Magoo: Am I misremembering? I’m in the middle of pricing different packages for a bachelor party, and was wondering what a flight/hotel weekend deal in Vegas runs these days…

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @Big Magoo: Apparently, I was mistaken. Carry on.

  30. anthony says:
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    @grey: 12 man h2h redraft drop torii hunter for; luke scott? brantley? byrd? darin ruf? tabata????!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  31. EK says:
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    Thoughts on:
    Cueto, Cruz & A-Gon
    for
    Buccholz & Giancarlo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  32. Elwood Blues says:
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    NL Only 4×4 keeper. Better trade return for NEXT year.
    Allen Craig $15 for 2 yrs…
    or a package involving Maybin $15, Wacha $5 over the next 3 yrs, and Luebke $1… (A lot of injured players.. Long term concerns for Maybin’s knee?)
    Again this would be for next year moving forward.

  33. AJ says:
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    Tanaka the Ichiro of 2nd base?? HA

  34. kyle says:
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    Sandoval and Miller for Beltre?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre

  35. Samuel Deduno says:
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    Pence or Eaton? Any fear Eaton’s elbow falls off?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence, not because of his elbow, because he’s not as good as Pence

  36. Thomas says:
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    12 team 6×6 roto (OPS and QS) – Is Ellsbury enough for Puig and Perkins/Nova? Badly need steals without hurting my other categories too much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  37. Kevin says:
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    That’s enough subtle breaking bad spoilers hah.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I didn’t mention any show

  38. Pager24 says:
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    which side do you like better?
    Samardzija Holland for Burnett Rivera

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Samard

  39. Jack says:
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    Hold on to Salazar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in most leagues

  40. Elwood Blues says:
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    Better trade return for NEXT year.. NL Only 4×4 keeper.. we can keep up to 10 each year.

    1-Allen Craig at $15 for 2 years
    or
    2-a package involving.. Maybin $15, Wacha $5 for 3 yrs, Luebke $1 (a lot of injured players.. long-term injury concerns with Maybin?)

    Again, looking ahead for next year.

  41. kyle says:
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    Seager/Miller for Beltre?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre

      • kyle says:
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        @Grey: fair deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  42. Tehol Beddict says:
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    Grey-dog, my team is so stacked I don’t know what to do. it’s really getting out of hand. the other razzball writers are in dissaray. is there anyway you can help them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Enter your fantasy password, “forgotpassword” and drop your players?

  43. AJ says:
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    Grey you think Ellsbury continues strong in the second half? He already has 36 SB, DOUBLE THAT for the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See no reason why not unless he gets hurt

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: Yup it is a contract year too!! ive been eyeing him, okay i want that speed!!! guy that has him needs OF help and he has BJ haha, which 2 for Ellsbury is fair?
        A JONES
        PENCE
        PUIG
        BELTRAN
        EATON
        MYERS DOUBT CUZ OF REDRAFT

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eaton and Puig

  44. Bunny says:
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    duz ya LUV the kluber tonight with are yer heart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  45. Bebop says:
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    I have 1 slot for kendry, loney, or rizzo? Who’s worth keeping? Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

    • Stan Steamer says:
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      @Bebop: At the end of the season you’ll laugh that you considered keeping Loney

  46. Stan Steamer says:
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    de Aza/E. Young/McLouth ranking ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De Aza, McLouth

  47. Pager24 says:
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    how a bout desmond for Andrus and Victorino
    or
    Andrus Victorino Benquoit for Segura

    the guy has both and I’m pretty desperate at SS/MI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura or Desmond sides…

  48. ryanjoe13 says:
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    Eaton, Adams, Revere, or Phegley for last UTIL? I could honestly use help in all of the hitting categories in a 6×6 OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Revere

  49. Chris says:
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    rank nova nolasco kluber ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, Nolasco

  50. Cubs Win says:
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    I guess I’m looking for some sort of consolation, or just for the community to confirm I’m an idiot so I can begin the rehab process… Anyway, back in May I traded Puig and Trevor Bauer for Josh Hamilton. 10 days later I traded Chris Davis for Gio Gonzalez.

    Bauer is a chode and Gio has been solid, but damn my offense could be much better right now!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

    • EnglishMetsFan says:
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      @Cubs Win:
      Are you the Cub’s GM?

      • Cubs Win says:
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        @EnglishMetsFan: Nope, he’s the guy that is going to trade an Ace (Matt Garza) for two players you’ve never heard of.

  51. Paddyman says:
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    Would you send Beltre for Stanton in a keeper league? Would you swop Reyes for Segura? Would lose both Beltre and reyes as they expire at the end of the year for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup and yup

  52. Elwood Blues says:
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    Better trade return for NEXT year.. NL Only 4×4 keeper..12 team. we can keep up to 10 each year.

    1-Allen Craig at $15 for 2 years
    or
    2-a package involving.. Maybin $15, Wacha $5 for 3 yrs, Luebke $1 (a lot of injured players.. long-term injury concerns with Maybin?)

    Again, looking ahead for next year.
    I am having trouble posting this comment– sorry if it repeats

  53. Paul says:
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    G’day Grey. Drop JJ Hardy for Brad Miller? I’m in a 12-team H2H mixed league doin OBP. Already have Goldy, Bautista, and Pedro for powa.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      G’day… Miller, yeah

  54. Dominican Power says:
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    Ramos or Jason Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro

  55. fyodor says:
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    Grey.

    Would you want Brett Lawrie or Starlin Castro?

    Thamks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Castro

    • Prezz says:
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      @fyodor: can you send me some cans of your lemonade? Love that stuff…

  56. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    What a coinky-dink, Delmon Young’s my batty of the night. Hitting .372 off of Danks in 40+ AB’s. That’s all I’ve got for today…

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Prezz: 14

            • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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              @Prezz: Haha. No, that was just a random, irrelevant response. I get the Tourette’s when I see a catcher question.

            • Wake Up says:
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              @Prezz: Hopefully you are not reading this right now because you are wandering around in a hospital looking for a lucky lady…

              • Prezz says:
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                I stand in my black n white security shirt that reads “WWGD?”, front and back, and just slip a hand out as they wheel the ladies by. Smooth operator..

                • Wake Up says:
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                  @Prezz: You are indeed!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HAHA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…Nice

  57. 123 kid says:
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    Need help at 1b, currently have Morneau. Which do you like better Marte for Rizzo or Marte for AGon? Both fair? Thanks! Love reading daily.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Gon

  58. Jay says:
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    Robinson Cano + Fowler or Stanton + Cespedes + Panda. Would you overpay Cano to contend this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  59. Ziggy says:
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    Am I crazy for considering trading/dropping Chapman and picking up somebody like Chris Perez, Francisco Rodriguez or Uehara? Strikeouts aren’t an issue for my team but he is my only closer and is not recording saves that much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, crazy

      • Ziggy says:
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        @Grey: haha, I thought so but needed someone to verify it for me. Thanks like always Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  60. Elwood Blues says:
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    Better trade return for NEXT Year..

    NL Only 4×4 12 Team .. Can keep up to 10.

    1-Allen Craig 2yrs $15.. or
    2-a package involving Maybin $15, Wacha $5 for 3 yrs, Luebke $1 (a lot of injured players.. any long-term concerns over Maybin’s knee??)

    (Anyone else having trouble posting comments?? This is my 4th attempt at this)

  61. AJ says:
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    Grey someone i can’t recall if you have touched on or not HAAA…. Mr Adam Laroche, crappy first half, has to catch fire sooner or later right? Buy Buy Buy or No No No….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not unless the price is low

  62. way too *#^% for this says:
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    Thanks in advance..ROS please rank for my MI: alexei Ramirez, nick Franklin, brad miller, Jed lowrie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alexei, Lowrie, Franklin

      • Bill S. Preston, Esq. says:
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        @Grey: Really? I’m loving Franklin right now. I have him and Pedroia, and they have been nearly identical for the last month.

  63. Jiggy Nits says:
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    Justin Upton vs Giancarlo Stanton NL only roto 5v5 ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giancarlo

  64. OaktownSteve says:
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    Sonny Gray might get shipped back after the ASB. They’ll recall Straily. Might send down Otero or Chavez. Chances are they’ll send him back and keep him stretched out in case they need a replacement in the rotation.

    I’m streaming Chuck Morton today against the Mutts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That stinks… Hopefully not… I mean on Gray, not on the Morton fisherman…

  65. JDawg says:
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    Hey Grey, are you even sure your fiancé really likes you??
    Anyhoo, keeper league with contracts. I have Pujols with an un-keepable salary for next year (don’t ask, just trust me). Need some pitching help. Thinking of a trade for Greinke and Zach-Mack for Pujols. Might be able to snag a buy-low on Reddick as a throw-in. Greinke and Zack-Mack are first-year contracts (Greinke is $28, Z-Mack is $13). Real deep league. Deep as in the best pitching option on the wire is the Pitcher Formerly Known as Fausto. Whaddya think??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, but I have a great day game, JDawg… I’d take Greinke if desperate, it’s not great…

  66. AJ says:
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    Bigger second half Freeman or Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  67. Grey are you really down on Wheeler or just sad that you dropped him? I got a feelin, a feelin deep inside, oh yeah…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not excited about risking it in the one league where I could use the starts… Depends on the circumstances for your league… I don’t think he’s suddenly fixed all of his problems because of one start…

      • Pete Nice

        Sixto Lezcano says:
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        @Grey: Just remember … that feeling you have (had?) about Erasmo now? You had it for Wheeler. I had it for Wheeler. I still have it for Wheeler. Especially in Messco Field.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  68. anthony says:
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    @grey; rendon was dropped in my redraft league – drop infante
    for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  69. Teddy Heater says:
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    If Sonny Gray is Bubb Rubb, who is Lil’ Sis?

    Grey,
    I’d like to send a shout out to you and the crew, I’m currently in 1st in 3 of my 4 leagues. I’ve ran away with it in my ESPN league but I’ve been trying to get Wainwright pretty much all year. I have plenty of O and would be willing to give up a bat and an arm for him. I offered Butler & Wood, Zimmerman straight up and I’m debating Freeman and another arm. Tough to trade in this league because I’m so far ahead I’ve almost been black balled ,so I have to give a little more than I’d like. Should I sit tight with what I got, try to get him or work on SS?

    Standard 5×5 10 team 3 bench 1 DL With a 1B/3B, 2B/SS and 5 OF

    C-Vmar
    1B-Votto
    2B-Kinsler
    3B-Zimmerman
    SS- B Miller
    2B/SS-Kendrick 2B/SS
    1B/3B-Freeman 1B/3B
    OF-J Upton
    OF-A Jones
    OF-Ellsbury
    OF-Crush Davis™
    OF-Carlos Gomez
    Util-A Gordon
    Bench-Butler
    DL-Granderson

    SP-Scherzer
    SP-Latos
    SP-Bailey
    SP-Minor
    SP-Dickey
    RP-Cishek
    RP-Krod
    RP-Empty

    Bench-jEFFIN Samard”joke”
    Bench-Teheran
    Bench- TravisWood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… I’d work on SS and forget that other trade

  70. Lines says:
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    12-team H2H keeper (6×6 – QS and OPS, no wins).

    My offense is absolutely magical this year. Heaven-sent. Nearly flawless. Winning every cat but SB (where I’m 2nd, and who cares because SAGNOF).

    My rotation, aside from Kershaw and Minor, is dogshit. If I can flip CarGo & Westbrook/Cashner for Price & Garza, should I? Price is the only keeper-worthy pitcher on the block, and at this point, the alternative is to pray that Erasmo & Archer are lights-out until Beachy & Morrow come back (at which point they will, of course, immediately pitch like Cy Young contenders).

    I’m 2 games back from the lead, and double-digits ahead of 3rd place, if that matters. Thoughts?

    Oh, and thanks in advance. And for the record, you, JB, Smokey, et al have been killin’ it lately. Keep that good shit comin’.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Price and Garza there

  71. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Straily Nova Ejax or Erasmo for last spot? Would drop Erasmo fro other 3

    and Ziegler or Bastardo.

    Thnks meng

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova…Ziegler

  72. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    leaving soon for the 7pm start to the Pawtucket Red Sox game (jersey night) .
    me and the wife taking our grandsons (ages 2 and 4) to their 1st ever ballgame .

    the back-pack is packed with juicy juices , small baseball gloves , and lord knows what else .
    pray for us .
    (especially me) .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…Will do! Have fun!

  73. Wilsonian says:
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    Can only pick two of these guys tonight in head to head, who ya got:

    Pedro
    Marte
    Jennings

    H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    Need power for the week, but steals never hurt either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Pedro

  74. Doog says:
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    Dynasty Points league where I’m in 2nd: Profar, Billy Hamilton, Jeter for Tulo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Tulo

  75. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Drop Arcia to stash Castellanos, Urrutia, or Springer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  76. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Grey, In a keeper league, do you like Freeman more than Rizzo for rest of career? Terse was saying he didn’t see Rizzo as a big time power bat, probably closer to 28-30 homers a year, rather than 35+ (stole the plus from JayWrong) homers a year. Thoughts?

    Looking forward to seeing your top 100 for the second half next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: I came when I saw the plus sign.

      Just want to add, in today’s environment, 30 homers a year *is* a big time power bat.

  77. Joel says:
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    Thinking of dumping scherzer. I have two offers. Beltre for scherzer or zobrist scherzer for David wright and Jon lester

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Wright if I needed a 3B…

  78. Jimmy Mac says:
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    Stanton naked on newsstands? Sometimes I’m glad i’m in the UK (although no man child dog wants to trade remotely high for Puig cos of expected regression- that’s the effect of no hype right there)

    I have a sticky situation…Not involving Stanton naked.
    5×5 redraft, qs and obp.
    Been offered his Cuddyer and Choo for my Wainwright and Brantley.
    Wondering how to counter.
    I need hr/r/rbi, last in qs but on pace for 172/200 games started. Rest is good. He needs ks/qs. Looking to boost my weak OF. Ike Davis is my 1b with Howard out so Cuddyer doubly helps. I can make 2 more ww moves this year.
    My SP:
    Wainwright
    Darvish
    Smarg
    Medlen
    Kendrick
    Erasmo
    Cobb
    Beachy
    His OF of interest:
    Cuddyer
    Choo
    Hunter
    D Brown
    A Jones
    Zobrist

    1. Counter with Darvish +Brantley/Quentin for Choo & Cuddyer, or target different OF? Who?
    2. Should I even think about trading an ace when I need to start 100 more games this year and have 2 ww pickups left?
    I have 4 closers plus Putz, and McCutch to trade for depth/power, but no-one’s biting.

    Help…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Not good 2. Nope You need your SPs

      • Jimmy mac says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks man

  79. bb says:
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    hey grey,
    you were right about exercising patience with matt moore. that said, i have been offered verlander for moore and brett gardner (who is expendable for me). league has k/bb. take it? thanks, have a great weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent, you too!

  80. Bert Ernie says:
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    A. Phillips or Rendon at 2B ROS?
    B. Does Muppet’s dump last night change things? Him or Axford ROS?
    C. Null.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Phillips B. Henderson

  81. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Greyski!

    Heyward and Carlos Martinez or Stanton? Keepers league.
    Thanks bud.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  82. smegma says:
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    Trade Rizzo for Stanton?

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @smegma:

      If you can get stanton for that, go for it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  83. Tom Thumb says:
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    Think Puig and Gio is enough for me to get Giancarlo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should be plenty

  84. Squidblob says:
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    ANY THE HOO!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  85. Alky Sobrera says:
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    Going to the futures game! Should I be a little excited or super excited? Have a fun vegas weekend with the cougs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Super excited… I’m leaving for Vegas on Monday…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      But thanks!

  86. Nick says:
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    What do you think of Puig for Giancarlo Stanton ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  87. Pub says:
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    Trade Berkman and cespedes for wright and alexi Ramirez ..and who do you like better for the rest of the season Bryce Harper or wright??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wright side…Wright…

  88. ryanjoe13 says:
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    Guy who owns Stanton is looking for SP. Offer up J Weaver for Stanton? Or is that not buying low enough?

    I have a lot of SP: Price, Bumgarner, Weaver, Kuroda, Parker, Lester, Burnett, Wheeler, Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Stanton for Weaver

  89. Greyismyhero says:
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    Erasmo just sent back down…is this procedural or what?? Hold onto him?

    Fri, 12 Jul 2013 05:09:00 PM
    Mariners option Erasmo Ramirez and Blake Beavan to Triple-A Tacoma and recall Hector Noesi and Bobby LaFromboise.

    • ryanjoe13 says:
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      @Greyismyhero: I live in Seattle and follow the Mariners. I read that it’s because the bullpen got so burned during the Red Sox series. They need some fresh arms before the break. Also, they want to get Erasmo another start over the AS break. I’d be willing to bet he comes back up after the break.

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Greyismyhero:

      As far as I know, they want to keep him on his turn, get that AAA start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks procedural

    • steve says:
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      @Greyismyhero:

      This seems procedural, as i’ve seen a couple of other pitchers are being sent down to keep pitching (and not sit over the all star break). For example, tyler skaggs, sp, dbacks.

  90. sange_da_man says:
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    H2H points league….Got Gyorko and Lawrie coming back off the DL….two choices here….well I guess three if I drop those two but I really don’t want to do that….
    So… drop 2 of Lind, Morrison or W. Rosario?
    or try two swing a 2 for 1…
    trying Rios and Lind for Carpenter but I don’t think that owner bites or
    I know I can swing a Rios and Lind/Morrison for Trumbo….

    Which route does the mustache say to go?

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @sange_da_man:

      Grey’s been out on Lind again iirc. As for dropping rosario, do you have 2 catchers in a 1 catcher league? He’s been pretty solid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who’s your catcher if you drop Rosario?

      • sange-da-man says:
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        @Grey:

        Little Johnny Lucroy…

        • sange-da-man says:
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          @sange-da-man:

          I know I know….2 catchers in a one catcher league….but wilin sits every third day and I got Luceoy during his hot streak so I just ride with it…. need to clear two spots for DL guys….I lean towards taking the trumbo deal and dropping Lind but I don’t know….so many options and can’t convince myself which way to go……

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t carry two catchers, lose Lucroy

          • sange-da-man says:
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            @Grey:

            Go with Rios and Lind for Trumbo and drop Lucroy is your way to go, right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  91. Matt says:
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    My Ike Davis for his Nelson Cruz?

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Matt:

      That’s not even getting considered…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @Matt: That’s quite a ridiculous offer…please don’t be one of THOSE managers.

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Also, if he offered that, then my bad…and he should consider quitting fantasy baseball.

        • Matt says:
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          @JoeMorgan’sMustache:
          He said he was looking to move Nelson Cruz, I tossed out two lowball offers (Ike Davis & Tommy Milone), fully expecting him to turn down both of them. He accepted Ike Davis … I was just checking, not sure if I’m missing something.

          Perhaps concerned about a suspension? (which i was rooting for until now)

  92. Eddy says:
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    ROS, Strasburg or Harvey?

    Mets have said they’re going to limit amount of innings Harvey goes per start (not to mention that blister that just popped up).

    Strasburg may not have the Harvey Ks this year, but don’t see an innings limit being imposed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras

  93. Grey's Goatee says:
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    So about that jEFFIN Samardzija……

    I’m not sure how much you believe in split stats, but so far this season, his split stats say he can be trusted on the road, but not at Wrigley.

    Home: 61 IP 5.46 ERA 1.61 WHIP 2.38 K/BB

    Road: 63 IP 2.71 ERA 1.00 WHIP 3.67 K/BB

    Maybe we should all just sit him at home and start him on the road until he proves he can be trusted everywhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Interesting…

  94. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’ll tell you a guy that could crack the upper tier of the top 100, like maybe even top 10, is Allen Craig. I’d put $ on him to win 2 of the 3 legs of the triple crown in the NL. And if he could get a little closer to last year’s hr rate, could hit 15 homers on the way in. Was the guy who most impressed me live at the o.co. Ball jumps off his bat. Almost a Miggy type from a few years ago before Miggy went into another galaxy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, surprising to hear that…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        He’s 31st on the overall player rater right now and he didn’t hit a single home run in April. He’s 2nd in the NL in RBIs, 3rd in BA. He’s a big dude, too. Looks very legit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          yeah, just hate to rely on counting stats… That whole Cardinals team is crazy with counting stats…

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            If that’s the case, where do you have Votto? Not much between him and Craig.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Votto has the power for 30 homers, Craig doesn’t… Votto can also steal bases…

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                Votto has 3 steals to Craig’s 2. Craig was at a 30 homer pace last year. Votto has topped 30 once. He has one year with 16 steals. Tops after that is 8. He and Craig are really similar.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Votto’s shown he’s capable of these things and Craig hasn’t… If Craig hits 8 homers in the 2nd half (which is his pace) and guys don’t get on in front of him, his value torpedoes…

                  • OaktownSteve says:
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                    @Grey:
                    We’ll see, Albright.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m watching you! Wait, what? Yeah, I hear ya… Just hate to wrap myself too much in counting stats…

  95. Captain Kangaroo says:
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    Which side, Pujols and Beltre for E5 and Bailey in a H2H points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols

  96. Captain Kangaroo says:
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    Thanks, I guess I should jump on it then. Things is only 12 points separate the two sides so far. You think Pujols and Beltre are primed for a big 2nd half?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, it’s not really that close

  97. Sir says:
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    I’m in a keep-5 league and my team is tanking, so I’m thinking of trading two of my 6 potential keepers for one younger keepers.

    1. Who is the worst and second worst keeper from this group: McCutchen, Votto, Jay Bruce, Kemp, Kinsler, Adrian Gonzalez.

    2. Would you offer the two worst from that group for each of these guys: Stanton, CarGo, Chris Davis, Harper, Longoria

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Kinsler, A-Gon 2. Yeah, easily

  98. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Wanted to see to see your thoughts on this trade here:
    Traded Markakis and Krod for Balfour
    OF is: Braun, Cargo, Cespedes, Dom Brown, Crisp, Mclouth, EyJr, Markakis
    Closers: Janssen, Perez, Krod, Henderson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  99. goodfold2 says:
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    jackson or choo just for today. Hitter T has them damn near tied at 10.5 vs 10.3. Dom brown’s getting the bench today for sure (facing lefty) but the other bench is one of these 2. I would think choo because he’s hot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

  100. Charles says:
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    Leonys Martin @DET (Fister) or Adam Eaton v MIL (Gorzelanny)? Who you starting?

    • Charles says:
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      @Charles: and who do prefer ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What does the Hitter-Tron say? Martin ROS

  101. JoeG says:
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    Zack Cozart, LeMahieu, G.Green as a bench/backup t0 Reyes, B.Miller and N.Franklin. deep mixed daily 6×6 roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is there a question?

    • JoeG says:
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      @JoeG:
      Sorry, which one out of Zack Cozart, LeMahieu or G.Green as a bench/backup to Starters:Reyes, B.Miller and N.Franklin. deep mixed daily 6×6 roto.

  102. letsgobravos says:
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    Heads up before lineups lock, Phillies/Wsox game is PPD.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, too late to fill in off waivers

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: no ss for me unless franklin plays. or 2nd base shit Beckham!

  103. Tbone says:
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    Give up 3 years of control of Arenado, 1 of Hosmer, and ROS of Giancarlo in return for ROS McCutchen and Wright? Would have loved to swap Heyward instead of Stanton, but he had to screw me again by getting hurt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid for this year

  104. Allan says:
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    Is it time to cut bait on G. Parra?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  105. Jaime "Floyd" Lannister says:
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    Per Twitter, “M’s option Erasmo Ramirez back to minors”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s procedural

    • Jason says:
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      just to keep him on a regular schedule.

  106. Hondo says:
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    Puig is in tonights lineup.Thank God I don’t have to start Bruce vs Medlen,he’s 0-6 with 4 K’s.Of course this probably guarantees a 2HR night on my bench.

  107. Harbinger says:
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    Start j. Parker vs Boston tonight?

    reddick ( Boston) or myers (Houston) tonight? myers had been hot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope… Myers

  108. Jason says:
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    Ryan Zimmerman for Rizzo and Iglesias?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm

  109. Shidesthelimit says:
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    I was just offered Felix Hernandez for Hanley straight up. 10-team mixed. 6×6 with OPS and HR allowed. I have Segura/Franklin at SS and Longoria/Carpenter at 3B. My SPs are Gio, Bummy, Greinke, Ryu, Shelby, Darvish, Nolasco. Would you take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  110. Wilsonian says:
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    Looks like Starlin might be heating up. Do you like him over Carl Crawford for utility/bench?

    Who at 2nd for the foreseeable future: Utley, Beckham, Rendon, Franklin?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup…Franklin

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: that’s Castro not Matte.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Marte, yeah

  111. JohnnnyC says:
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    Should I drop BJ Upton?

    I have Eaton and Jeter coming off the DL. Here is my bench. Erasmo (I’d like to pick up Edwin Jackson) Elvis Andrus, Todd Frazier, AJ Piersinski, BJ, Josh Reddick, JJ Putz/Tom Wilhelmsen, and I stream either Wheeler or Kluber as SP5 … Which 3 should I drop?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BJ, AJ, Frazier

  112. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey….why are you not in favor of starting Parking tonight vs Boston? Hasn’t given up more than 3 earned since May 6 with all being QSs. Since May 17, he’s started @ Texas twice, giving up 3 and 2 earned. In two career starts vs Boston, he has a 1.35 ERA. (obv a small sample size)

    Seems like the floor on expectations for him right now at home should be a QS, even against a potent lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Because they have the best offense in the major leagues, try if you like

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: I agree its definitely not the safest start. I feel like 8 consecutive QS (not including rain shortened start) with 2 coming @ Texas means you can count on him to turn in a usable start even against Boston.

        (Everyone else should definitely sit him because I have now jinxed the fuck out of him)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: …forgot to add…you advocated starting Erasmo against Boston. Was that just a “gut” feeling thing or just your rookie nookie addiction getting the best of you? That was actually what first made me do a double take on the Parker start.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Figured they didn’t have a book on him…

  113. MattH says:
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    I’ve had Starlin Castro on the bench for so long in a couple leagues I forgot he was there. Have had Brad Miller in his place. Is Castro a must start now? I really like Miller thus far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  114. goodfold2 says:
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    damn, the beckham PPD’d game. but if yahoo would just take the DL off the player’s name the SAME day the annoucement is made by the team i could’ve put Gyorko in.

  115. RyuDunnIanMaJanssen says:
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    Whats up, brother. Just scrollin through…happened to see Giancarlo as the top buy and Corbin as the sell. HOW DID I KNOW? I love this game. Feels good when you know your stuff too. Have a good one man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  116. JoeG says:
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    Been offered Torii Hunter and Steve Delabar, for Huston Street and Rick Porcello. Deep daily mixed 6×6 roto. I already have Mujica,Cishek and Frieri. And good Starters. I could really use more offence now with Heyward a little hurt and the question mark of Braun. Make the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  117. Hondo says:
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    Strasburg got hammered for 5 runs in the first.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @Hondo: Ouch, that’s rough. Particularly against the mAAArlins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        Now Stanton just got him for a 2 run HR,even though he actually didn’t get the call on the previous pitch and should have got the K.

        • Hondo says:
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          @Hondo:

          Pulled after 2 innings.
          On top of Erasmo and Sharked,I’m glad this is a 1o day week.I still might be able to pull it off.
          I’m still up 13-7 somehow.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Wow, that’s impressive

            • Hondo says:
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              @Grey:

              More like luck.

              Offense,IP’s,K’s and saves against the 5th place guy who is having the same king of crappy SP week so far.

              The lucky W from Kenley and Save from Bastardo helped.This has been a strange week.

              How I’m up in K/BB and K/9 I don’t understand,lowest #’s in those last 2 cats I’ve had all year.

            • Hondo says:
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              Eff me,Price pitches a complete game loss against the Astros.Weirdest SP week ever.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, with you on that one… Could’ve used that win…

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Hondo: That pitch was low. I don’t care if that graphic showed it touched the line of the computer generated box.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  118. bigwormsherm says:
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    Would you trade Choo for Phillips in an OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  119. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Who do you want? Shelby and koji or Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland who? Greg? Him

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: D.Holland

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Derek Holland

  120. royce! says:
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    Oh, now I’m seeing what people meant about Erasmo being this year’s Medlen…not helping get my ERA back under 4.

  121. dustin says:
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    I have guy offering me Matt Cain and Yoenis Cespedes for Zack Greinke

    Rest of my OF is Choo Cargo Desmond Jennings Torii Hunter. I have a util spot but I usually play Wright and Pablo Sandoval.

    Pitching is: Lincecum Burnett Hughes Bailey Felix Hernandez Edwin Jackson Milone and Lester.

    Whatcha think? Is Matt Cain going to stop sucking this year or is something wrong with him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Yoenis

  122. Fungazi says:
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    Heyward and BJ both down, u getting Gattis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  123. letsgobravos says:
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    BJ Upton is hurt and leaving the game after a diving play in the OF. A DL stint might be good for him at this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  124. Fantasytopps says:
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    Would
    In my 12-team keeper h2h I currently have Segura at SS, Hanley at 3B and Matt Carpenter at 2B (Prado riding the bench).
    I have an excess of OFs – Braun, Cespedes, D Brown, Myers, Puig and L Martin and Grandeson on the DL. League allows 3 OFs and 2 Utl and has singles, doubles and triples as categories

    Should I trade Hanley, Carpenter, Cespedes and Wheeler for Cano, Giancarlo and J Shields?

    Essentially moving Hanley and Carpenter out of the line up for Cano and Prado at 2B and 3B. Also Giancarlo for Cespedes which I see as a win.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  125. ROBHALLA says:
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    MEDLEN SUCKS AGAIN!!

    ERASMO BACK TO THE MINORS!

    ERASMOED!!!

    I love fantasy baseball and this site

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole says:
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      @ROBHALLA: Erasmo went back down so he stays in rotation instead of sitting through the all-star break.

  126. AJ says:
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    Wow seriously worst week of pitching ever!! Know Strasburg gets hammered!! And by the Marlins!! Geeeez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sucks

  127. peely says:
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    who would you rather have Eric Young Jr or Rajai Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young

  128. Gausman…e.Ram…Delgado…or Skaggs…? What’s your perspective on the ROS and for the future in keeper leagues?

    Grey…thanks for the site and anyone else that contributes whether thru the content we users are provided or the fukrs thru the message boards

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…. Erasmo, Delgado, Skaggs…

  129. goodfold2 says:
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    now that i f’ed up not noticing gyorko was back a day early (and the damn late PPD of beckham’s game resulting in me not having a 2b today) due i put in rusty gyorko or dj lemehieu at 3rd. Need hits/avg/steals. in that order. Homers would be appreciated also.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: see how the “Do” was “due”, that’s me thinking i’m owed by yahoo taking the DL off his name the same day he’s actually off DL. I didn’t have him in DL slot. I’m greedy when some of the buy in money goes to the website. Expect someone to do some work when they get paid.

  130. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    hey boss,awesome job from all of you at razzball as usuall,can you please give me a rough ideal how to rank these duds for saves this year,thanks,henderson,zeigler,bastardo and strop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Henderson, Ziegler, Bastardo… Total coin flip, no one has any idea for them…

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Grey: cool thats how i liked them long term bastardo could be the best but i just needed reassurance,have a good allstar break

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  131. blinkldhc says:
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    I’m getting rotten offers like M. Brantley & Hellickson for Stanton.

    I can say this much – I’m not letting him go for anything under 90 cents on the dollar.

    His earlier injury (hamstring, I think) wasn’t as serious as an oblique/shoulder/elbow injury that affects his swing (just look at Kemp and what a shoulder injury does). So, I basically peg Stanton at near 100%. And he’s had a non-catastrophic year so far, and has yet to have a vintage hot streak…. so when he does, he’s going to do it for my team.

    And Grey’s right, there are only so many players capable of hitting 20-25 HRs the rest of the way — and even fewer who can do so without 175+ K, sub-.250 BA, sub .330 OBP baggage — so I’m sticking with him, especially since my league counts Ks and OBP. I’d say Stanton, Cabrera, CarGo, and maybe healthy Kemp and Hamilton are the only ones capable of those numbers.

    • blinkldhc says:
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      @blinkldhc:

      Oh, and look at that, Stanton’s already got a 2-run HR tonight.

      BUY STANTON (or stick by Stanton).

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice!

        • Elwood Blues says:
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          @Grey: Anyone having problems posting?

    • danny almonte says:
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      @blinkldhc: you’ll say Kemp and Hamilton can produce those #s over a half but not Chris Davis

      • blinkldhc says:
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        @danny almonte:

        You should look at what I wrote (i.e., players who can produce HRs while avoiding super-high amount of Ks).

        Obviously Chris Davis can produce 25+ HRs…. but he comes with the 175+ K sort of baggage. In most leagues, it doesn’t matter, but in my league — which counts Ks against you — it’s a tough pill to swallow.

        And even if Ks don’t statistically count, having a high amount of Ks doesn’t exactly give you a great or better chance at sustaining a decent batting average, since the higher the Ks, the higher the BABIP needed to get a good batting average.

  132. Wilsonian says:
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    Ok, let’s try this again. Would you take Starlin Castro over Carl Crawford for a utility/bench spot?

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

    Sorry for the confusion earlier. Luckily I already have Marte.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, I would

  133. Jason says:
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    In a keeper league which side do you want?

    Votto longo papelbon or rizzo machado Felix?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Jason: votto,unless your despeate for sp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

  134. Jason says:
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    Pick one nova or archer

  135. Jason says:
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    Pick one nova or archer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova

  136. TheNewGuy says:
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    Umm what? Why am I having bad dreams about Strasburg, god that is sad…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  137. goodfold2 says:
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    kluber and hefner are ripping shit up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  138. ty says:
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    I agree, I think Stanton has a monster 2nd half. Dude has been walking like a mofo lately and has been very patient at the plate. He just smoked one over the fence after working the count from 0-2 to 3-2..then buh bye.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  139. Elwood Blues says:
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    Better trade return for NEXT year.. 12 team NL Only Standard 4×4..we can keep up to 10 each year.
    1-A.Craig $15/2 yrs..
    2-a package surrounding Maybin $15/2 years, Wacha $5/for 3, Luebke $1.. are there long-term concerns for Maybin?
    Again this is for next year.. thanks

  140. Wilsonian says:
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    So it never happened before this season, now if Davis gets two more RBI over the weekend, two guys will have accomplished this. I’m obviously speaking of 30 HR/90 RBI before the All-Star break.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: it’s insane. I also couldn’t believe it hadn’t happened before. Especially in the ‘roid days. Davis is now sitting on 35 hrs, too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ineffinsane

  141. Grey's Goatee says:
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    Jarred Cosart had a no-no through 6 1/3.

    Meanwhile, Erasmo Ramirez knits Salvador Perez and his family a “condolences” blanket up in Tacoma.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      AHHHHHHH!!! Do I go into the water, is it a land shark, what do I do?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: you stay away from agents and attorneys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Will do!

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        “pizza” .

  142. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Rudy’s RCL team right now 0-for-28.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahaha… Where’s your Hitter-Tron now, Gamble!

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: I figured that would make your day.

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
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          @VinWins: Rajai breaks up the no-hitter with an infield hit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Best day ever! I just texted him… Ha!

  143. TurnTwo says:
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    Better trade return for NEXT year..
    NL Only keeper league 4×4 12 team.. keep up to 12 each year.

    1-Craig $15/2years or
    2- a package involving Maybin $15/2yrs, Wacha $5/3y, Luebke $1 for 2y.
    Long term injury concerns for Maybin?

    Again this is for next year. Thanks, SIAP I have had trouble posting comments today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Craig…. Yeah, you were marked as spam for some reason, I think I fixed it…

      • TurnTwo says:
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        @Grey: Great thanks. Elwood Blues is back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  144. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    Think I just done well. Traded Ma. Carpenter/Beachy/Eaton for Stanton/Nickmundo/Quintana. Thanks for the buy signal and have a great ASB! Remember – Don’t turn your back on Las Vegas Blvd. traffic or they’ll mow you down like a blade of grass!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! And thanks!

  145. Fenway Fungus says:
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    Thx for the Kluber endorsement Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  146. bossmanjunior says:
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    1) Need 1 streamer this weekend: Stults vSF, Hernandez vHOU, Nolasco vCOL, Kennedy vMIL (K’s not really an issue)

    2) Would you start Lester @OAK, Garza vSTL, and Gee @PIT…SON likes them all

    3) Hitter for the weekend: Young, Revere, Brantley, Quentin, Viciedo

    Thanks Grey! Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hernande… Lester… Viciedo, depends on needs…

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Grey:

        So only start Lester or sit Lester? I was planning on starting all 3.

        I have a small lead in HR, tied in SB. Behind in BA and RBI. If Im targeting a SB guy, EY faces Burnett and Locke and Revere faces 3 lefties, who he hits better against but with only 1 stolen base against.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start all three…

  147. AJ says:
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    So after looking over the wire at SP I see many intriguing pitchers…nova, kluber, Ogando, Harrison may be back soon…so what you think about Strasburg for Ellsbury? And would you go for it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair if you need steals

  148. Fenway Fungus says:
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    are we streaming someone named Roberto Hernandez tomorrow vs the stros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  149. ferris says:
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    (1) rank in order of saves ROS — gregerson, bastardo, blake parker

    (2) do you see Rutledge as any more than a bad side of the 2B platoon going forward?

    (3) matt adams or tony cingrani (taking a medium-term view)?

    thanks grey – you da man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Bastardo, Parker… 2) Nope 3) Cingrani No problem

  150. Fenway Fungus says:
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    Who the hell is Cosart? Pitched a 2 hitter tonight…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Went over him this morning…

  151. Hondo says:
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    Complete game loss for Price bs the Astros.I’m afraid to stat Hamels and Verlander on Sunday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope not

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        I will,but this is bizarro SP week.

  152. slew says:
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    How would you rank these MI’s, Miller, Andrus, Franklin, Gyorko? Looking to boost HR/RBIs.
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin, Gyorko

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: if Brett Lawrie plays 2nd and healthy where you rank him in there?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rank him in where?

  153. Jason says:
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    Bad week for the ATL. OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or good to lose BJ

  154. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Braves OF falling apart. Justin Upton out…left calf strain. I’ll be at the game tomorrow and will probably see an OF of Reed Johnson, Tyler Pastronicky, and Joey Terdasalvish…wow.

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Roland Emmerich’s next disasterpiece– Both Upton’s Down
      C-tates and Foxx will reprise their roles as Cole Baretta and President Nike’s4life.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: i thought pastornicky was the shittier than simmons (not easy to accomplish) backup SS.

  155. JoeG414 says:
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    Which one out of Zack Cozart, LeMahieu or G.Green as a bench/backup to Starters:Reyes, B.Miller and N.Franklin. deep mixed daily 6×6 roto.

    • Jason Katnip says:
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      @JoeG414:

      Green

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Green

  156. Jason Katnip says:
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    Grey-

    Should I hold Adam Lind or drop for Matt Adams? Decent chance Holliday sees DL right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Adams

  157. nightpandas says:
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    Grey dog, who has more value going forward in a keeper: Segura or Kemp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  158. Descartes before the horse says:
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    If you had to pick two: Plouffe, Ike, Lawrie, mostsuckass…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie, Ike

  159. costaricanchata says:
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    just got home .
    1st thing that i did was check the tribe’s box-score .

    very nice , indeed .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber!

  160. mrobs says:
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    Just got offered Ryan Zimmerman and Price for my Adam Jones and Trumbo….

    Which side you like?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @mrobs: jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm

      • Mrobs says:
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        @Grey: i listened to AL…. countered with Choo/Trumbo for Price/Zimm. Think I got the better half.

        Thanks guys!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  161. Bar-nuh-kul says:
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    Another ER for Chapman thanks to fielder’s indifference. wtf

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks

  162. Ryan says:
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    Adam jones or Dominc brown, who has a better 2nd half? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Ryan: this would be the same answer for no matter what percentage of a season was being asked about, a fifth, eighth, eleventeenth….

  163. los locos says:
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    Rank these guys for ROS.

    Kluber, Griffin, Nova and Ersmo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, Nova

  164. OaktownSteve says:
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    Kids in bed, wife out. Beer in fridge and A’s just getting started. Full hour to play not quite 2 innings. Home plate ump had to be replaced. Lackey shaking off every sign from Salty. Sawks play slow.

    • royce! says:
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      @OaktownSteve: You’ve done almost everything right! Here’s a pro tip to make it a perfect night: the beer should be in your belly, not the fridge. Rookie mistake.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @royce!:

        I’ve got a bottle to belly transfer protocol in place calculated to maximize efficacy.

        • royce! says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Sounds like you’ve got it under control- sorry I doubted your efficacy to maximize efficacy.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Lackey has real good life on his fastball. He kills the A’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker looked nice tonight, huh?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        He lost it first month and man has he found it again. I was real confused beginning of this year because what I saw last year was so legit. He just lost all feel for the fastball. Came back to him and he has been nails.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Too bad I couldn’t hold him during that un-nails section… Any more word on Gray going down?

  165. Steve says:
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    Are you worried about Greinke? I can get him for Wheeler and F.Rod. Do it??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do it

  166. Knighttown says:
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    Which side:
    1. McCutch for Max and Romo

    2. AuSchizz, Moore, Viciedo for Kershaw, A-Gon, Loney

    Daily 5×5 13 teamer

    Needs

    K=Sv>RBI=Hr=WHIP=ERA>Wins, SB

    way up in runs and avg.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. McCutchen, depends on needs 2. Kershaw

  167. Jason Katnip says:
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    Is Jared Cosarts worth adding for Erasmo instead of Ivan Nova.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova

  168. Hondo says:
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    Crap .Jup and Puig both pulled tonight.I had to pick De
    Aza just to make sure I’ve got a full roster tomorrow.If he plays both games of the DH it’d make my day.Cause today sucked.

    And Bruce and Choo get LHP tomorrow=disaster day.I might sleep in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  169. Letsgobravos says:
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    Parker came through with another QS against the BoSox. (9 in a row if you take out a rain shortened start) 7 IP, 3 hits, 0 BBs, 3 K’s. I rarely go against the masters advice but this time it worked out for me. If you take out April, Parker’s number are pretty impressive this year. I got him off the wire earlier this week. No idea why anyone would have dropped him with the way he’s been pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  170. Jason says:
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    PARKER: 7 INN, 3 HA, 3 K, 2 ER, 2.571 ERA, 0.429 WHIP
    HEFNER: 7 INN, 3 HA, 3 K, 2 ER, 2.571 ERA, 0.429 WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weird

  171. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    GREY hernandez gets a 2k 1,2,3 save,him or zeigler

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: or grab hernandez and drop either oliver or whilhelmsen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The dreaded closer by committee… Grab Hernandez and drop Oliver…

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Grey: oliver perez,that is,same deal,thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup…No problem

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        Oliver will Twist your heart-strings around your nutz .

        get out while you still have a chance .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  172. Lauren says:
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    Wanted to pick up Matt Adams but need to drop someone. Do you think it’s better to hold on to K-rod or Henderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold K-Rod

      • Lauren says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. Reading this blog is the highlight of my workday. I’m a fan for life.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks for the kind words!

  173. Juan says:
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    These are my SPs.

    Bartolo Colon
    Gio Gonzalez
    Derek Holland
    Hyun-Jin Ryu
    Adam Wainwright
    Hiroki Kuroda
    Hisashi Iwakuma

    And Matt Garza, Francisco Liriano, and John Lackey is on the waiver wire.

    Please give me some advice: add some & drop some!
    I’m in 10team H2H weekly points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano over Colon

    • Juan says:
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      @Juan: Danny Salazar’s on waiver too

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Juan: id try to trade iwakuma and ryu for an offensive guy and grab garza ,liriano,just a thought

  174. OaktownSteve says:
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    Uehara is nasty, dude. Just funky stuff. Shawls are grinders. Laser Show beat them with wood and leather tonight. He hasn’t gotten much Razz ink but he’s putting together a nice season

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Sawks not shawls. Shawls are grinders is like an indie band name.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Sari for Sorry…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @OaktownSteve: The Woolen Cap Hoagies…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, I don’t talk much about closers who are doing well… He should remain the closer…

  175. MasterofGrond says:
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    when’s the last time dexter hit a homer

    like

    april?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @MasterofGrond: i remember grey mentioning how the dude was already over his season homer expectancy at around that point. Problem is you can’t get negative homers going forward, so hope you’re playing roto. Otherwise you (like us Upton owners, also dom brown) in h2h league(s) probably won homers by too many in a few of those wonderful weeks, and now lose often now.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @MasterofGrond: guess the strong bean was just a hot schmotato…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, kaput there

  176. Fister Furbush says:
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    Pick two in a points league

    Hefner

    Hellickson

    Nova

    Thanks guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova, Hefner

  177. RyuDunnIanMaJanssen says:
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    Grey, whats up brother, Byron Buxton or Mrs. Featherbottom in a keep 15 player 7 team league?

      • RyuDunnIanMaJanssen says:
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        @Wake Up: Longer than Buster can hold onto mother

        • Wake Up says:
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          @RyuDunnIanMaJanssen: Tell me about your family. I’m sure wherever your father is right now, she loves you very, very much…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buxton

  178. Broooke says:
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    Your fantasy advice is so handsome. Your mustache is perfectly feathered. Please switch back to your old avatar. The one with that handsome man with your mustache on his face. Us ladies really miss that pic.lol. Anyway, thanks for always making us laugh while we hate minorities. You’re the best! If you ever happen to be in a hospital, I’ll be the girl in the stretcher.

    • Kid A says:
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      @Broooke: The quintessence of why boys don’t want girls like you around their sports. No one wants to read that shit. And besides, you have a penis, you freak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem

  179. moldyforgoldy says:
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    Have a trade on the table in a 12 team H2H

    Sal Perez & Nelson Cruz for Chris Carpenter and Mike Napoli

    which side wins?….figure Cruz will be suspended for the rest of the season for the PEDs right?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @moldyforgoldy: appeal could last for the ROS…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Potentially suspended, yeah… Cruz side though

  180. Juan says:
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    Someone offered me a trade

    I get Chris Davis for Mike Trout.

    I have 2 1Bs(Davis, Goldschmidt) and only 3 OFs(Carl Crawford, Justin Upton, Shin-Soo Choo) on my roster.

    Should I accept this offer? 10 team H2H weekly points league.

    • Juan says:
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      @Juan: Oh, mistake. I get Trout for Davis.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Juan: Trout

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Trout

  181. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    neat, beckham/rollins/dom brown all have doubles today.
    1.16 teamer who’s best today
    Arcia (sweet jesus K’ing at worse! than april brett wallace rates), will be dropping him for Span or somebody else but not till the 22nd.
    Choo (against lefty today)
    No good answer here probably but will have to accept it.

    2, 10 teamer bench 1, who today (i’m near dead in RBI’s still could come back in runs, barely winning steals, getting killed in homers)
    dom brown (hitter T hates him, but he’s playing 2 games today)
    jackson
    rajai davis (pretty much tied with jackson by hitter T today)

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: that’s F’ING gross. just noticed ( i had a fear of this since every ATL OF has been injured in the last 3 days) that J-Up got hurt yesterday too. So likely forced to play choo and arcia (hello 0 for 8) today anyway.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: if luke scott would just have OF eligibility like last year this wouldn’t be a problem. Arcia’s out today too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Choo 2. Brown

  182. Lava says:
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    Who would you drop for Burnett? I’ve waited on taking him of the DL, but his start in NY is too juicy to pass up.

    Gerrit Cole, Jarrod Parker, Steve Delabar, Ian Kennedy, Yovani Gallardo.

    I’m having trouble deciding between the blech of Kennedy or the Ugh of Gallardo.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Lava: Kennedy is Gallardo without the upside…

      • Lava says:
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        @Wake Up:

        Ha! Great way to put it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either of them… Kennedy

  183. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    asking this now is preemptive as i don’t have any more pickups till 22nd. but which is better
    span
    saunders
    blanco

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: this is in 16 team as arcia replacement, backup to upton injury, and for days when choo lefty days. hard to believe saunders was dropped in this league.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: harder to believe he’s been out there since the last day of may!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Span

  184. chillmodious says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How’s your morning?

    Pick two to own going forward (redraft league): Hefner, Nova, Gerrit Cole.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      First two

  185. WorldsFirstAnalrapist says:
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    Good morning guys

    5×5 roto league
    Pick 2: LaRoche, Headley, Frazier, Chris Johnson, Lind, Arenado, Moustakas

    Pick 2: Franklin, Rendon, Gyorko, Lawrie (once he is eligible- 10 games)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson, Headley…. Gyorko, Franklin

  186. goodfold2 says:
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    wow, i didn’t know brad miller had that many extra base hits. it’s like half of them. If i have these 2b/3rd basemen
    gyorko/dj lemehieu/beckham (so one backup at both pos while aramis is hurt)
    and aybar at SS,
    1. is dropping Scott when he cools off for Miller smart? Problem is i’d be playing 2 SS per day, or could just have miller as backup to aybar. Don’t really need backup 1b as goldy plays pretty much every day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, I could see that move

  187. stumanji says:
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    Would you take Machado $5 for Puig $3 in a keep forever league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  188. Frank White says:
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    Hey guys what up… I streamed Wade Miley the other day and he’s been winning allot.. I need some pitchers for the mean time not just one game. Do you like Miley to keep for the meantime??

  189. Frank White says:
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    If I could, If you like Miley, should I pick up Porcello also to keep for a while or should I take Porcello over Miley?? I also have Randell Delgado, Out of the 3 who would you keep?? I can probly keep all 3 if you like them all.. What would you do??? 10 team mixed h2h points.. I get an extra 20 points for a pitcher win

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello, Miley

  190. Jail says:
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    if you were looking to acquire matt carpenter with an SP, what level of SP would it take to get him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A number two to three… Corbin would be one…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I mean, Corbin would be one I’d trade for him, not that Corbin would be a number one

      • Jail says:
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        @Grey: traded corbin for marte already. what about burnett or a down on his luck samardzija or is that stretching too much? currently running with franklin.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Burnett doesn’t sound bad…

  191. Nick says:
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    Hi Gray, I have a couple quick questions in my 12 team roto league — I’m at +4.2IP — 1st in WINS – 12th in WHIP & ERA – middle of pack on K’s & Saves…..

    1) Starting Pitchers to bench or play tonight/tomorrow

    -tonight I’m thinking bench J. Fernandez vs. the Nationals, what you think?
    -tomorrow I have Verlander v. Texas, Locke v. NYM, Teheran v. Cincy & Hamels vs. CWS

    I can start all (since my utilized IP is at +4) but sadly enough I’m thinking bench Verlander since he had 8ER last outing vs. Texas (but knowing my luck, he will probably bounce back to shut down the Rangers)…

    Whats your advice for my bench vs. starters over next 48hrs??

    2) My closers are currently Janssen, Henderson & Ziegler (dropped H. Bell)…I’m trying to make up points here (SAGNOF!) & there is Delabar available (can lock saves from Toronto and help lower WHIP/ERA)…would you drop Jose Fernandez…or Hosmer (on my bench) for Delabar?

    3) Just dropped Marlon Byrd but thinking of grabbing him again or..E. Young, Luke Scott, Revere, Quentin OR Rasmus…who do you like best from this list (based on my current OF/UT below & a need for AVG, SB, HR, RBI (in that order) I’m in 1st in RUNS.

    current OF & Utility: A Jackson, J Werth, R Ibanez, W Myers & A Hill (with Holliday & Hosmer on bench)

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick: THANKS in advance GRAY!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) I’d start them all 2) Sure, Fernandez if you really need saves 3) Young

      • Nick says:
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        @Grey: so you think I should dump Fernandez for Delabar or A Torres? Again, I’m leaning towards making up ‘saves’ but also really need to drop my ERA/WHIP…..

        and would you drop Hosmer or A Hill for Eric Young? I have Nick Franklin at SS which is hurting me as he hasnt started (injured) but I don’t have room for a bench SS…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fernandez isn’t hurting you in ratios… If hold those hitters too

  192. Mrobs says:
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    Trade was accepted… My Choo/Trumbo for his Price/R. ZImmerman.

    I guess all this trash talk about Choo lately has gotten to me Grey.

    I’m happy with this… you agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

      • Mrobs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  193. sweep the leg says:
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    I’m needing Power, is Scherzer for Stanton fair? 12 team roto
    Would leave me with Moore, Ryu, Minor,Miller, and Erasmo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a bit much but fair-ish

  194. John says:
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    Who would you start at 3B going forward, Anthony Rendon or Brett Lawrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  195. Milarky says:
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    Thoughts on Granderson for the rest of this year? I need to take some chances and I’m thinking about trading Brantley or some kind of mediocre package for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think much of him… Brantley for him sounds about right…

      • Shorty says:
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        @Grey: How about Brantley and Moreland for Holliday? Not sure he would do it, but would you do that for Pence? I’ve got excess 1B, and I’m looking to improve OF.

        • Shorty says:
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          @Shorty: Or even Markakis.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d do it for Pence or Holliday, in reverse order

          • Shorty says:
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            @Grey: I got Heyward instead for those two. Hope he turns it around!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

  196. Frank White says:
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    Would you try to give MCcutchen n Matt Cain for Jay Bruce, Lance Lynn and Miguel Gonzalez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Frank White says:
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        thanks… I just thought that they’re so many guys out there doing just as good or better then MCutchen that are no names. What do u call it, SAGNOF? Also, Do you think J Upton is gonna turn it around the 2nd half or is he a trading option before he gets worse?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends what you can get for him

  197. Frank White says:
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    Or MCcutchen n Shelby Miller for Buchholz, Beltran n Wil Myers

  198. Steve Stevenson says:
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    OBP league, 1st place but losing ground, SVs is my weakest cat, and I’m lapping the field in power. What’s roughly the worst closer you’d be willing to move Alvarez for? I’d plug in Gyorko or Prado at 3B, or pick up Arenado or C Johnson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d move him for anything I could get… I’d aim high and accept low

  199. Mr. Glass says:
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    at this point i kinda hope one of Sal Perez’s pet pigs die back home so he can go on another month long bereavement and i can plug in Phegley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  200. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    better stash, Gattis or Morse?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morse

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: the LA Vapors club is meeting by my house today. All the local juice makers should be there

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Awesome! BTW, watched the 2nd episode of Ray Donovan…Great show, thanks for the recommendation!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: you’re welcome, I know the non-reality shows are a tough nut to crack with you….I love what he does to the guy he broke the hand of

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Jon Voight’s eating up the scenery too, yo…

  201. Whiskey Diet says:
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    Enjoyed the read Grey. Will you rank these 3 streamers tomorrow (h2h league w/ QS + K/9)…I’ve listed SON values

    Stults – SF – $4.9
    Blanton – @SEA – $17
    Gee – @PIT – $10.5

    Preciate it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Gee, Stults

  202. Feliz Sabado, Grey. Pretty ridiculous weather here in LA today….

    14 team, mixed, weekly H2H – redraft (6×6; ops/holds)

    SP question. Can start min. of 4 SP and up to 8 SP weekly, so I like to roster 8 SP at all times and play match-ups. Current roster:
    Starters – Bumgarner, Shields, Garza, JoFer, Shelby, Cashner,
    Bench – Erasmo, Carlos Martinez

    In 1st by about 10 games, but given my strategy and roster, would you rather hold Erasmo and CMart for their perceived “upside” or pick-up any of the following:
    Doug Fister (seems safest)
    Edwin Jackson (last 3 starts are niiiiiiize)
    Paul Malholm (hate the k/9)

    Head tells me to dump CMart for Fister, but heart screaming and throwing bird shit at me. Ayudame, por favor…

    Gracias.

    • @EL BURRO:
      ^ I do realize that CMart is not currently starting, and Cards have him in MR (like a Alex Torres type role), but I’m of the opinion that he soon will be come August and provides some large upside if/when Joe Kelley falters. Sonny Gray seems to fit this same mold as well (also available).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hola! It is nice… I’d go Fister…

  203. had a feeling you’d say that… gracias.

  204. Clark says:
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    Would you trade Beltran for Stanton?

    Which steals guy would you after – e. young or L martin?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup… Young

  205. Hondo says:
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    Picked up Brad Miller when Franklin got dinged up.Only carrying 1 SS.Switch back tomorrow or hold Miller over Franklin?
    (no typos today so far!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I prefer Franklin after the break when he’s healthy again…

  206. Hondo says:
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    Geezus,I should’ve traded Choo and Bruce for Davis when I had the chance.(2 posts with no typos!)

  207. costaricanchata says:
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    davis …. again .

    • Hondo says:
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      @costaricanchata: I could have gotten Davis for Choo and Bruce when Bruce was on a streak(bangs head with beer mug.@costaricanchata:

      I

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Hondo:

        how long ago ?

        never understood all the preseason hype on choo .

  208. Snake Hips says:
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    Is Wilhelmsen trash now? Safe to flat drop him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on the league depth and the need for saves…

  209. Mr. Glass says:
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    anybody hear anything on Cueto i was just offered him for Reyes, im using Segura at SS so Reyes is expendable

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t go near Cueto

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        restraining order ,
        or afraid of getting kicked ??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh?

          • Mr. Glass says:
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            @Grey: well a kick to the head could lead to a restraining order lol, but ya I figured I should stay away just haven’t heard any updates on his health

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, I get this comment now, didn’t realize it was regrading Cueto… Ha!

  210. TheNewGuy says:
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    Trying to trade Harvey to get a pitcher I can use come the H2H playoffs.

    Trying for a variety of ace-like arms. But having hesitations offering him straight up for JV, should I? Dudes not been the same this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t do that trade

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey: Worried about Verlander then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A bit, yeah… His numbers aren’t good…

  211. Prezz says:
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    Lukeeeeeeeee! Guess you cant fire Sky now, huh? :D

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, true…

  212. royce! says:
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    14 team h2h, 5×5 plus k/bb and holds for P, XBH and OBP for batters, no in-week changes (so platooners’ are worth less) – got a few Qs:

    1. Better long term hold- Bastardo or Ziegler?

    2. Stash Erasmo, or drop him for one of Quintana, Danny Salazar, or Edwin Jackson?

    3. I have Rendon at 2B, Ike Davis at UTIL. Hold Davis, or drop him for Beckham or Smoak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Bastardo 2. I’d hold for now 3.Beckham

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, buddy!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  213. Chris says:
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    So I’m going to ask the next Luke Scott question, taking into account your comment about context. My AL-Only power has been terrible. Scott is available, but I’d have to drop Arcia or Moustakas, leaving Lawrie as my 3B if i drop Moose. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Moustakas

  214. Chris says:
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    So I’m going to ask the next Luke Scott question, taking into account your comment about context. My AL-Only power has been terrible. Scott is available, but I’d have to drop Arcia or Moustakas, leaving Lawrie as my 3B if i drop Moose. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just answered above

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  215. Fungazi says:
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    Pick 1 SP, dump 2 – Kluber, Doubront, Cashner – L & QS extra cats.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  216. Jimmy mac says:
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    My D Holland for his Cuddyer? Fair deal?
    Or aim higher so Choo or D Brown?
    Lower is Hunter.
    Redraft league 5×5, he needs all pitching, I need hitting.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d want Cuddyer…

  217. goodfold2 says:
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    right when i get back to winning era/whip, scherzer of all people is screwing me. he’s probably about to get his first loss. was rocking with garza having allowed only 1.

  218. goodfold2 says:
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    choo actually looked good against lefty? And i had to play him. This is soothing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  219. goodfold2 says:
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    in my quixotian journey to pick up as many useful pit or NYM pitchers as possible,is carlos torres any good of a pickup. Maybe in a few weeks if erasmo continues to suck he could be picked up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, maybe in home starts he’ll be okay…

  220. FrankGrimes says:
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    Adams or Gattis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey: I rode Gattis early on so ok. I’m vaping some ecto plasma and brain matter this weekend. I’m getting bored of the JY4 from roar.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          JY4? Remind me again what that is… I don’t like Ecto Plasma at all but they say it’s their best seller, so I’m alone on that… Brain Matter’s not bad… Have you stayed away from cigarettes?

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey: it’s a vanilla caramel tobacco blend which I know you don’t like but i like it for my nic fix. and yes almost completely staying away from cigs only have had a few when I’m out drinking or what not.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Awesome! Yeah, Evo tanks are easier, but I prefer the hit on the cartos better… If you don’t mind the EVO’s I’d go with them…

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey: I like the cartos best but they take more work to fill so I bought some EVOd tanks they so much easier to use.

  221. Boomer19 says:
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    Need some speed. Is ibanez a fair offer for young jr? Thanks. Enjoy the break!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s fair… You too!

  222. smegma says:
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    Getting a lot of trade offers, please let me know if you like any of my counteroffers:

    1. Trade my Bumgarner for his Votto. He initially offered me his Carlos Santana so thought I’d counter with something worth it on my side. Votto would be my UT/IF position.

    2. Buy low on Heyward or steer clear? Could offer Crisp or Fowler for Heyward.

    3. Trade my Fowler/Iwakuma for his Cespedes/Kuroda. Trying to buy low on Cespedes but other owner is making me work too hard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nope 2. Those deals are fair, I’d avoid 3. I’d do that

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Just got offered Stanton/Werth for Rizzo/Iwakuma – didn’t get a chance to even offer so must have been thinking of a similar deal lol. Like this deal or counter with just Stanton for Rizzo? I’m not huge on Werth but maybe I’m off. We start 3OF and mine is JUpton/McCutch/CDavis with Fowler or Crisp playing UT. JUpton’s status is up in the air obviously. This move would have Davis slide to IF spot and Stanton go to OF with maybe Werth at UT. Iwakuma is #1 RP due to our settings and we start 2 RP’s with my others being Grilli/Santiago/Erasmo. I also have Burnett that I could counter with. Other players of reasonable interest on his team are Cruz, Ellsbury, JZimm, and the shark.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like the deal

          • smegma says:
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            @Grey: Thanks again Grey – I appreciate it! Do you like the Stanton/Werth for Rizzo/Iwakuma better than just Stanton for Rizzo? The reason I ask is there is an outside chance I can swing Fowler/Iwakuma for Cespedes/Kuroda. Do you like Cespedes a lot more than Werth ROS or just a little?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure, go with the straight up trade

              • smegma says:
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                @Grey: he wants a pitcher in return…would you do Rizzo and Gcole for Stanton over the deal including Werth and iwakuma?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup

  223. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Think Benoit keeps the job? Seems nobody in my league will trade a decent closer for anything less than 2nd round talent, so I’m trying to find guys that might come at a discount.

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: …and would you prefer Benoit or Janssen ROS? Player Rater gives slight edge to Benoit, but seems to think both will continue in closer role.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he should… I’d prefer Janssen, but tomato-tomahto…

  224. Dan says:
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    I have Lawrie coming off the DL so I need to drop someone.

    C: McCann
    1b: Goldy
    2b: Cano
    3b: Zim
    Ss: Asdrubal
    2b/Ss: Kipnis
    1b/3b: Hosmer
    Of: Cutch
    Of: Ajax
    Of: Heyward
    Of: Hamilton
    Util: Puig
    Bench: Franklin
    DL: Lawrie

    Sp: Felix, J-Z, Bumgarner, Latos, Greinke, Hellickson, Kluber
    Rp: Reed, Perkins, Parnell, Perez

    Who would you drop? Also I am thinking about trading Greinke after his nice start tonight and either Puig/Hamilton. What should I be looking for in return? I am in 1st with a solid lead in a 10 team 8×8 league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke looks like he’s righted the ship, so I’d want probably more than you can get at this point… I don’t really see what you need either, besides maybe an upgrade of Asdrubal but he can be much better…

  225. Q says:
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    Two awesome starts for Greinke this week. Think he’s back, or still worried???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoping he’s back, he looked great today… Start to finish…

  226. Red Barons says:
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    Revere has a broken foot now. I’m assuming drop since you can’t steel with one foot?
    Replace with Gardner, Ichiro, Rajai, or hold to see how long he’s out for?

    • Red Barons says:
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      @Red Barons: I could also dump Revere for Cobb and replace Ogando with him on the DL. I do need help in pitching, but I’m narrowly leading in SBs…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure, stash Cobb if you have room and grab Gardner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner

  227. Alex says:
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    Any chance you would go Gordon over Choo or A Gone in 5×5 deep dynasty? Youth make up for his short comings with the other 2?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, over Choo

  228. ROS

    Erasmo, Wheeler or Kluber?

  229. bash says:
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    Was just offered stras for bumgarner, accept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  230. sange_da_man says:
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    H2H points Keeper league

    My A. Rios and Shields for Profar and Jose Fernandez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios

  231. FillyP says:
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    Leake just hit the waivers.. who should I drop? Straily, Santiago, Porcello, Kluber..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santiago

  232. kk says:
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    Who has the highest second half value this year?
    -Brian McCann, Alex Gordon, Jon Lester, Derek Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  233. Juan says:
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    ROS

    Brian McCann, Alex Gordon, Jon Lester, or Derek Holland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered

  234. agon and verlander for rizzo, papelbon and giancarlo stanton? dude threw in stanton, yay or nay have him throw in cingrani?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton side

  235. who says:
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    Martin or Soriano overall? I’m not really dying for any cat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  236. chisox22 says:
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    12 team roto espn.. who would you rather have? Hamilton jones or ortiz.. planon offering hamels for oone of em

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  237. costaricanchata says:
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    watching san francisco ???

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @costaricanchata:

        148 pitches !!

        FREAK-ing brilliant performance .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not exactly brilliant if you need 148

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Grey:

            sure .
            there were 4 walks .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, watched highlights, was out…

  238. goodfold2 says:
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    dom brown and rollins today go 1-9. hitter t needs to get wise to wil myers, who’ve i’ve benched all week, and would tied in runs/winning average I think had i played him all week, instead of the austin jackson or dom brown i played those days.

  239. Jason says:
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    Eaton or Adams. Love power could use a little bump in SBs but average about 5 steals a week. H2H lg. have votto Alvarez that occupy 1b and IF. OF is cespedes Stanton heywarmaybe soriano and can slot zobrist in from time to time.

    And you like eaton or eyj more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton…Young

  240. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    started day great with beckham (1st game), scott,mccutchen,choo. ended on 0-19 streak with no hits from zunino/goldy/beckham (2nd game), aybar,dj lemehieu avg went from 351 up to 364 down to 328 for week, now only up 10 pts, as ibanez has become actually more annoying playing against then beltre, or segura/ellsbury. Only up 1 hit. Actually having a very good week (in hitting) but opp is not going away and i could go anywhere from 7-6 all the way down to 3-10. 8 strikeouts today for those hitless 5.

  241. letsgobravos says:
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    Damn, Timmy was sitting there on waivers earlier this week and I seriously considered grabbing him. Meanwhile my Garza/Greinke trade didn’t exactly look great tonight either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  242. B.o.B says:
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    Erasmo or Nolasco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nolasco

  243. SteveNZ says:
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    Hey now. Do we think Rajai gets the start tomorrow?

    Quentin or Ethier tomorrow? Tron likes CQ but he’s 1/7 vs Zito and Ethier hits Chacin real well.

    RCL going good, don’t ask about H2H. In striking distance but Posey and Myers causing me a right pain in the ass…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quentin…Good luck!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Stuck with Ethier – what a weak-ass piece of shit he is. Red hot til I picked him up.

        This H2H fantasy week runs until the end of next week so there’s still time, but it’s one of those weeks where every decision I’ve made has been the wrong one. All while dealing with Posey (hitting .500), Cano and Myers. This is Myers who has stolen 3 bases on the bigs – all of them this week.

        Down 6-4 but tied in RBI, 2 behind in Runs and SB and 20 points behind in OBP…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, the Myers steals seem to be coming out of nowhere, didn’t even really show big time speed in the minors… Going against you in H2H has lit a fire…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: I know you’re feeling the Sal Perez pain too. He’s been awful this week. Not even hitting for average, or getting on base.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Miserable prick is what he is… The only reason why I think I’ve put up with him is because my offense is so good in the RCL…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Major power outage too. My team has hit 11 home runs in the last 3 weeks COMBINED.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, that’s bad

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: And of course Quentin hits a home run.

                Almost picked him up but didn’t.

                Almost grabbed Kubel for yesterday – but didn’t.

                Sat J-Up for Robot on the day Upton goes 3-5 with a home run.

                So annoyed right now.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That sucks… Still early!

  244. Jason says:
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    is anyone else left after today thinking they know nothing about fantasy baseball? seriously…just give me a monkey and a dart board.

  245. goodfold2 says:
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    pretty sure we’re not there yet, but i’m guessing there’ll soon come a time when putz’ value dips below that of bastardo for ROS saves. Whether because
    1.Papelnuts gets flipped
    2. Ari trades for good closer (K-Rod?)
    3. Ari seriously sticks with the stupid committee, which right now looks like the order is
    ziegler/hernandez/putz/bell. Hernandez (until fri night) really had looked terrible as 9th inning man, ziegler’s better off being a guy who comes in with guys on base due to groundballiness, bell really sucks, and putz has done this shizz for a long time, even if he’s only this much (–) better than huston street by this point, seemingly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Probably

  246. goodfold2 says:
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    pretty sure we’re not there yet, but i’m guessing there’ll soon come a time when putz’ value dips below that of bastardo for ROS saves. Whether because
    1.Papelnuts gets flipped
    2. Ari trades for good closer (K-Rod?)
    3. Ari seriously sticks with the stupid committee, which right now looks like the order is
    ziegler/hernandez/putz/bell. Hernandez (until fri night) really had looked terrible as 9th inning man, ziegler’s better off being a guy who comes in with guys on base due to groundballiness, bell really sucks, and putz has done this shizz for a long time, even if he’s only this much (–) better than huston street by this point, seemingly.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: in a 10 team where i stashed putz a while back i held him and only him, even though i could’ve gotten ziegler. Really don’t have any other roster spots to pickup more than one of those guys at a time. already have jansen/janssen/wilhelmsen/uehera.

  247. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Matt Cain is sitting on my wire – cleared waiver. Which position player do I drop for him, if he is worth picking up?

    Mark Trumbo – 1B,3B,OF
    Adrian Gonzalez – 1B,OF
    Dustin Pedroia – 2B
    Ben Zobrist – 2B,SS,OF
    Evan Longoria – 3B
    Pablo Sandoval – 3B
    Matt Wieters – C
    Salvador Perez – C
    Adam Jones – OF
    Alex Gordon – OF
    Austin Jackson – OF
    Norichika Aoki – OF
    Ryan Braun – OF
    Asdrubal Cabrera – SS
    Elvis Andrus – SS
    Ian Desmond – SS

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t tell what your actual bench is listing your team like this

  248. Frank White says:
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    Moning Grey… I’m looking for a power hitter and I saw a couple on your buy list. Who would you grab, Juan Francisco, Phegley, Luke Scott or A-Rod???

    • Frank White says:
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      Also, I don’t understand the A-Rod post. He’s under the Buy list but there’re nothing but bad comments on him like saying you wouldn’t grab him in a 12 team mixed even healthy. Sorry just a lil confused about if I should grab him for after the break?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Because there’s leagues deeper than 12 team leagues

        • Frank Lynch says:
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          Well which hitter do you like out of the list for power plus a good average.. 10 team mixed h2h points

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Scott

    • Frank White says:
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      Well which hitter do you like out of the list for power plus a good average.. 10 team mixed h2h points.. I have Wieters as a catcher so Phegley would be a nice addition to bench Wieters at times but it looks like Ruf would get me more fantasy points.What do you think or what would you do??

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I answered it…Scott

  249. Trevor

    Tggq21 says:
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    Would you drop Putz for Ziegler right now or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  250. Joseph says:
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    Hey grey wantef to see what your thoughts were on this trade was gonna offer it hopefully ill get a bite lol bit of a long shot but what the hey need steals and runs….
    Offering
    Chris Davis
    Michael Brantley
    Matt Kemp

    Would recieve
    Beltre
    Marte
    Carlos santana

    In desperate need for a catcher with my wesknesses being that i have ruiz and avila in a 2 catcher leafue with peanuts on the wire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t make that trade

  251. Ben-eh says:
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    Hi Grey. I love your anecdotes on the podcast! I think Nick doesn’t appreciate your humor as much as he should.

    Anyway, I’m looking to get Trout from a guy who always wants the severe upper hand from trades. He needs pitching pretty bad, and I could use some more offense.

    Is offering Corbin and Verlander too much? Other SPs I have are: Cole, Cingranni, Zimmerman, Lohse and Cain. Any suggestions for a good trade he might take without giving away all my best pitchers? (12 team H2H, about 13×13 or so [we have a weird league, it seems])

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! It’s not too much, I’d take Trout there… Any combination of pitchers not giving Zimmermann works for you

  252. Wake Up says:
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    Hey, brother.

    Have a nice ASB.

    Gotta run…have some frozen lasagna cooking in the hot tub…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, so do I! ….Hey, where’s my lasagna?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Sorry…but if it helps, I did bring unlimited juice…this ASB is gonna be off the HOO-OOK!!!

  253. G says:
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    Hey Grey. Was offered Stanton for carpenter and nova. I have no 2b on the bench but can pick up Gyorko if I need. My other problem which is sort of good is that I have cargo, jones, marte, and tulo as my utility (starlin as my ss). I have leonys, Ichiro, and eaton on my bench as well. I feel like I need to hold since I will have too much value on my bench and this league is hard to get trades through. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Stanton

  254. chillmodious says:
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    Are we at a point in the career of Matt Wieters where Jonathan Lucroy makes for a better catcher option in mixed leagues? I just dropped Wieters for Lucroy in a 10-teamer and only the name-value disparity had me hesitating for a second. The hype machine is a funny thing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Be interesting if Lucroy ends up better than him…

  255. chillmodious says:
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    Today: Cingrani (@ATL, SON $13.2) or Archer (vs.HOU, SON $10.1)

    Going forward: Cingrani or Hefner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer…Cingrani

  256. Whiskey Diet says:
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    Hey Grey –

    In my 12 teamer h2h standard Y! league (start 9 offensive guys)…

    C. Santana – Rizzo – Kinsler – Longo – Rollins – Bruce – Jones – De Aza – UTIL

    Franklin just hit waivers, but I’m stuck waiting for Rollins to do something, anything. My bench/UTIL bats are Leonys, Lawrie, Frazier. Do I lose Leonys for Franklin and start him while he’s hitting?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  257. Howie says:
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    @Grey- In an NL 4×4 I need some steals the 2nd half of the season with .avg the second priority…HRs and RBIs would be a nice bonus. With BJ Upton headed to the DL (finally!) I can replace him in the OF.

    Do you like Eric Young, Ruggiano, or Carl Crawford the rest of the way?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford

  258. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Grey, or respected regulars, what are your thoughts on Alcides Escobar in the second half?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looks headed for his 2011 season, rather the strides he made in 2012…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: now that would be life imitating art or something like that. a trainwreck playing a trainwreck. At least Bynes has the rack to pull it off

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, exactly… Who else could get in the mind of a crazy full-racked girl but another crazy full-racked girl…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I think he needs to go off my team, I have wasted too many games with him, I have to wonder if he’s hiding something, he hit all of his HR’s and half of his SB’s in April to go with a .286, since he has been awful.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You still have him? Even Rudy, who notoriously holds players a long time, dropped him…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: ouch, thats some pointing finger and laughing shizz…..I just dropped him for LoCain, here is to him getting his full time job back after the break and being awesome. I lost Revere last night, after I traded for him, and now I am a little delirious.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: Yeah, hopefully… Not sure Cain’s the answer if he’s not swinging a hot bat…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: the OF pool sucks and already have 5, so I’m giving him a week after the break

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Do me a favor… Go to the end of the comments and try to comment

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holy crap! Wow… This is gonna be a movie starring Amanda Bynes…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: now that would be life imitating art or something like that. a trainwreck playing a trainwreck. At least Bynes has the rack to pull it off

  259. goodfold2 says:
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    get gyorko back, lose upton right when he’s decided to hit baseballs again.
    scott’s playing great, beckham gets hurt and arcia’s getting benched. At least 1 roster spot not fillable today.
    1.Yesterday you said Span was better going forward than Saunders. Parra also dropped. But he hasn’t played last 2 days either. which is better for 4th OF ROS?
    2. for some silly ass reason Raj is benched last 2 days. This is even before melky’s back. Apparently it’s so boneface can play now that lawrie’s back. I only have him as bench steals guy but if he’s already losing playing time to boneface how many games a week is he going to play when melky’s back too. 1? Anyhoo, i’m guessing waiting for a few more games after break before dropping him for either leonys as steals guy or just reaquiring Headley is prudent?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Span…2. I’d reacquire Headley

  260. AJ says:
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    Bourne has been dropped and is on the wire try to pick up for 2nd half. If so who to drop? Myers, Eaton, Cole, Cingrani?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: would you eve say Lawrie over Eaton in utility spot?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  261. Triple D says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Now that Gyorko’s off the DL I need to make room for him but just don’t know who to drop–hardest decision I’ve had to make all season. Any and all advice appreciated. Here’s my roster in a 12-team 7×7 H2H league:

    SP-Matt Latos
    SP-Wei-Yin Chen
    SP-Kyle Lohse
    P-Jordan Zimmerman
    P-Bartolo Colon
    P-Gio Gonzalez
    RP-Casey Janssen
    RP-Kevin Gregg
    RP-Tom Wilhemsen

    C-Wilin Rosario
    1B-Paul Goldschmidt
    2B-Howie Kendrick
    3B-Pedro Alvarez
    SS-Jimmy Rollins
    LF-Domonic Brown
    CF-Mike Trout
    RF-Torii Hunter
    Util-Hunter Pence
    BN-Leonys Martin
    BN-A.J. Pierzynski
    BN-Andrelton Simmons
    BN-Brandon Belt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pierzynski

      • Triple D says:
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        Thanks as always, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  262. hankp101 says:
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    ROS in a 5×5: Francisco, Reynolds or Mous?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Francisco

  263. costaricanchata says:
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    back from sushi , just i time to see … crush .

  264. AJ says:
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    Think its time to say bye bye to Cole his numbers looks the same every week, which is not saying much, maybe next year…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dropped him two weeks ago

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: Haaaa!!! well hes just messing up my HTH disastrous pitch week even more!! good thing the guy im plaiyng against has CC which eases away the pain a bit…

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: would have really made me jump up for joy if all 8 of them CC runs were earned and not only 3…… -_-

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  265. Wilsonian says:
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    Kluber over either Lackey or Hellickson?

    He was just dropped. I had him during his shit starts, but I’m still crushing. Don’t want to ruin Chata’s teeter totter, though.

    H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: that’s kind of what I was thinking. Although he’s been dominant lately.

  266. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    testing 1, 2, 3 testing 1,2,3

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: yeah, it looked a little off this morning, but I was reading it with one eye open.

        Have you been keeping your eye on the trade market?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds like Garza’s going bye-bye

        • Grey

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          Haven’t really kept much focus on the trades… Other than new closers coming into the picture not much changes usually…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: that’s what I want to know, who closes in florida or houston when their closers get traded?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They’re both a mess… Wright and Qualls maybe… Could be a committee in both places…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: I grabbed allen and bastardo, might nab burton too, any other you can think of?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I have Ziegler, Bastardo, Brothers, Delabar, Perez and Melancon in different leagues

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I have Melncon, Bastardo, Perez, Allen, Bailey, Bell, Hernandez and Dork, I’m thinking of grabbing Zeigler too, good or bad idea?

                    • Grey

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                      Good, definitely… He’s already getting saves

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I dropped him for hernandez like a butthead

                    • Grey

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                      Nice

  267. AJ says:
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    Ummm while posting comment i clicked on the notification box not realizing that i would get an email for ALL post not just mine, ummm how do i notify?? HELP!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AJ: Huh?

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: when you post a comment there is a little box you can check to get notifications on post thru email, well the little check box has disappeared and i cant disable it….my inbox is blowing up and my gurl is getting suspicious!! HAHA

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Should be a box to uncheck like Jack said…

          • AJ says:
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            @Grey: Yea its not there anymore… i dunno

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sorry about that, not sure what to do on your end, I get subscribed automatically on my posts…

              • AJ says:
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                @Grey: its alright ill see what i can do

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: The ‘Manage Your Subscriptions’ link that appears at the bottom of the comments that we’d normally use to unsubscribe, seems to be broken. Just takes you back to the homepage.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh, crap… Okay, will have someone take a look at it tomorrow…

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @AJ: when you reply to a post it should come up

              • AJ says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate: i tried that and nada, but let me sign out and back in see if it shows up

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @AJ: un click the notification box

  268. Mike says:
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    I need a catcher and have been offered Napoli for something like my 4th or 5th best pitcher out of 11 (Arroyo) or Montero for one of my worst pitchers (like Kendrick/Hughes). Is Napoli worth the higher price? I could also get Ellis or Ramos or Buck through waivers or one of Ruiz/Zunino from another owner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Napoli for Arroyo

  269. Just Lou says:
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    Who you like:

    Rios or Fowler