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Go, go, go, go, go, go.  Go, Corey, it is your birthday.  We want to party like it is your birthday.  *dance like a white man that has on parachute pants*  We will sip Bacardi like it is your birthday.  And you know we do not give an expletive it is not your birthday.  I see Corey Kluber on my iPad and I want to kick him in the ass, but I still can’t make heads or tails of him.  “Mr. Kluber, why do you bring anguish to my potluck dinner?”  Justin Masterson had RSVP’d already with anguish!  Ugh, I really don’t know what to make of Kluber.  He’s hella risky and, yes, I still say hella.  After his start yesterday — 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks — you obviously have to own him if he’s on your waivers.  The good news is his BABIP is obscenely unlucky (.353).  The bad news is his velocity is down.  He gets the Angels next and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like it and I’d be lying if I told you I had the utmost confidence in him.  In other words, own him, but it could be a rocky road without delicious marshmallows.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4, 1 run and on the 22nd game of the season, God said let Carlos Santana have a hit.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .238 with one homer.  You think he’s ever had a teammate pull him aside and ask him, “On the fo’really, what the hell were you on when you hit all those homers in 2011?”

Jarrod Dyson – 2-for-3 and his 3rd steal.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy/Sell, but you don’t need to wait around for that shizz if you need some sweet, sweet SAGNOF!

Erasmo Ramirez – Sent to High-A, which got Erasmo excited because he loves betting on the ponies, but when the Mariners re-pronounced where he was headed, he realized he wasn’t going to Hialeah Park.  Brandon Maurer will take his rotation spot for the time being with Hisashi’s dashi just about ready to uslurp it.

Brandon Kintzler – Activated from the DL.  Kintzler?  I hardly knew her!  Huh?  Kintzler had a strain in his rotator cuff, so I wouldn’t touch him until he shows something.  Said like Valerie Cherish, I didn’t need to see that!

Shin-Soo Choo – Rangers are hopeful that Choo can avoid the DL.  How sweet, they’re hopeful.  Is medicine now outlawed in Texas?

Michael Pineda – Suspended for 10 days for what he deemed was “doodie on the neck” and the “clubhouse guy should be locked up for not restocking our TP.  What is this Slumdog Millionaire?”

CC Sabathia – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  At one point, the umpires came out because a foreign substance was coming out of CC’s shirt, but he explained it was just his Weight Watchers 3-Point Trail Mix Bar.

Yangervis Solarte – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs.  He’s cooled off a bit since his torrid start, but has still been doing enough to warrant a corner man flyer in most leagues.

Brian Roberts – 2-for-5, 4 runs, 1 RBI and a steal, while in front of him in the lineup was Brett Gardner who went 0-for-3 with four runs and 2 steals.  It’s still fair to say when two guys have eight runs and only six legit times on base (with 4 walks), it wasn’t the Sawx’s greatest hour when it came to defense.  Pahk yah cah in Hahvahd Yahd and get yah fahkin’ mitt on the grahnd!

Mark Teixeira – 1-for-3 and a solo homer.  When a team scores 14 runs, it’s almost like a solo homer is a ticker tease.

Felix Doubront – 2/3 IP, 3 ER.  I don’t blame Felix, I blame the coaches who haven’t told him he’s no longer working middle relief.

Shane Victorino – 1-for-5, 1 run as he was activated from the DL.  I don’t have high hopes Victorino stays on the field, which is ironic since he’s The Flyin’ Hawaiian.

Chase Headley – Left the game with a calf injury, the same thing that sidelined him for a month in March.  He looked frustrated coming off the field.  Now he knows how his fantasy owners feel.

Chris Denorfia – 2-for-5, 1 run.  Not exactly The Grande Dolor, but he has been hitting over .400 in the last week.

Jedd Gyorko – 1-for-5, 1 run and his 2nd steal in as many games.  Thankfully, the game only need to go 12 innings before Gyorko got his first hit.  Maybe today we can get one in the first nine innings.

Seth Smith – Left with a groin strain.  That thucks!

Jordan Zimmermann – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Fun fact!  The extra N in his name stands for Nacogdoches.  You understand why he abbreviated it to n.

Danny Espinosa – 3-for-5, 1 run and his 2nd homer.  No need to ask, just pick him up.  You have my seal of approval.  That seal is mustache wax.

Adam LaRoche – 2-for-6 and his 4th homer.  All those childhood years trying to hit an eephus pitch in the backyard is paying off!

Joe Smith – The LA Times suggested that Captain Joe Smith would take over the Angels closer role.  Yeah, no kidding.  By the way, that’s the real LA Times, not the Orange County paper that changed its name to the Not Actually Los Angeles But Pretty Damn Close Times.

A.J. Griffin – Will get a second opinion on his elbow.  This is like when my grandfather got a second opinion on his blood pressure, four years after he had a stroke.  Griffin, your elbow’s been hurting for two months.  Now, you get a 2nd opinion?

Jim Johnson – The A’s manager Melvin said Johnson could see some saves again.   Too bad the A’s manager’s name isn’t Melville, then he could call Johnson Moby Dick.

Josh Donaldson – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homers.  I wonder if Donaldson’s son plays with Johnson’s son and if it’s at all confusing.

Yoenis Cespedes – 1-for-5, but left early aggravating his heel injury.  He cursed in Spanish at his “bottom foot area” and the heel got aggravated he didn’t know its name.  He wasn’t limping when he left, so prolly a day-to-day thing.

Scott Kazmir – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.62.  You know a guy is going well when I’m not even sure if a 6 IP, 1 ER game took his ERA up or down from the previous game.  (It went up slightly; I checked.)

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  A short schedule day equals one thing…A RASMUS HOME RUN.  When y’all resting, Rasmus restless’ing!  (Sounded better in my head.)

Drew Hutchison – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Thanks to a short schedule day, I got to see him.  Doesn’t look overpowering, but people were swinging and missing, and that’s all that matters, right?  Well, that and drinking your milk, eating your vitamins and being a loyal Hulkamaniac.  Nothing in his peripherals are saying he should regress to oblivion — 11.4 K/9, 3.12 BB/9, 3.08 xFIP.  In fact, those are saying he’s a top 20 starter.  I wouldn’t go that far yet, and he will have some nasty matchups, but I’d absolutely look to add him in most mixed leagues.

Manny Machado – Could return next weekend.  Not bad since he originally said he wanted to be ready to start the year.  I guess he was using the Mayan calendar, which starts the year in May.

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Will be interesting to see if he starts every day once Machado returns.  My guess is 5 out of 6 games a week, which, honestly, might be more than Machado in the early going.

David Lough – 3-for-4, 3 runs and 2 steals, hitting .191.  Good for speed, and not much else.  That’s the Lough down.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  Since I don’t own him anywhere, I wouldn’t mind if he got hurt today.  Make that happen, Fantasy Baseball Overlord.

Juan Uribe – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  He rarely hits only one homer, so he’s a good bet to hit a few more in the next couple of days.  What does the Hitter-Tron say, “I want to make love to a carburetor.”  Oh-kay.

Carlos Ruiz – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and hitting out of the two hole.  The legal prescription to Adderall he got might be making the difference.  Or at least it’s helping him follow an episode of Sherlock.

Dayan Viciedo – 3-for-4, 2 runs.  Doode’s straight fire right now.  He’s like Lenny Kravitz prior to everyone realizing he was Roxie Roker’s son and a joke.  He’s like Stalin when he was just a fiercely handsome man with a mustache that had no quit and before all that murdering millions shizz.  He’s The King Slayer with two hands.  Dayan needs to be owned while he’s seeing the strike zone through a prism of meatballs and fine badonkadonks.

Adam Dunn – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  Guess what his batting average is right now?  Nope, higher.  Higher still.  Not .350!  Are you crazy?  He’s hitting .266.  Zoinks!

Tyler Flowers – 3-for-4, hitting .375.  Oh.  Huh?!  What is Robin Ventura feeding these guys?  Strike that, what is he feeding them from the leftovers that Dunn hasn’t eaten?

Jose Quintana – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  You look up a streamer pitching line in the dictionary and Quintana’s is what is shown.  Of course, it is a very specialized dictionary.

Gordon Beckham – 0-for-4, 3 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  Picking up right where he left off!

Miguel Cabrera – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and in a different game Chris Colabello went 0-for-5.  No, universe!  Don’t make things right!

Rajai Davis – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Sometimes the King of SAGNOF prefers to hit it long and jog the bases, saying, “Fee, fie, foe, this is dumb, where’s Jarrod Dyson with my grapes?”

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .263.  I swear to God, I looked at his year-to-date stats and yawned.  Don’t hate the yawner, hate the player.

Brian Dozier – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 6th steal.  He’s having a month of April like Charlie Blackmon.  Kinda out of nowhere, kinda not, kinda cray cray.

Kurt Suzuki – 3-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .310 on the year.  It’s like everyone the Twins put at catcher hits.  Too bad Mauer’s now at 1st.

Aaron Hicks – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .182.  That average is just due to a small sample size.  He’s more of a .168 hitter.

Matt Joyce – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 1st steal.  I know I said this the other day, but it is so comical to me (which means not funny at all) that Joe Maddon removes his number three hitter in the middle of the game — every game! — when a new pitcher comes in.  Has any other team in the history of baseball platooned their number three hitter?  Maddon should have a nickname.  He’s like Morpheus from The Matrix, but sticking to much wackier theories.  I will call him Lessobvious.  “Lessobvious, you sure you want David DeJesus to DH?”  Lessobvious just waves his hand and DeJesus hits a homer.  Lessobvious!  “Are you sure you want to platoon Matt Joyce and Sean Rodriguez as your number three hitter?”  Lessobvious waves his hand.  Lessobvious!  “Is James Loney really a good enough hitter for a 1st baseman?”  Loney goes 2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and is hitting .301.  Lessobvious!

Erik Bedard – 4 IP, 4 ER vs. the Twins.  Seemed like a good matchup on paper, but that’s too obvious, Lessobvious’s kryptonite.

Mike Bolsinger – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  More like Ballslinger!  *high-five self, shakes tush, pleased with self*  This was the first game where he appeared usable in NL-Only leagues and not like he should be called Bolsniffer.  The Stream-o-Nator doesn’t hate his next start, but it likes anyone vs. the Rockies whenever they’re on the road, so I’d leave him for NL-Only’ers.

Russell Martin – Hopes to return today.  He’s been battling lower body soreness.  Geez, Alyssa Milano, leave him alone!

Brandon Cumpton – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  If you streamed him for this start, nice ‘nads on you, now I’d start singing Straight Outtta Cumpton as you dropped him.

Tony Campana – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 4th steal.  As I profossilized (Made Up Word of the Day!) yesterday, Campana will see more starts now that Trumbo is on the DL.  SAGNOF!

A.J. Pollock – Missed yesterday with a sore neck.  Someone yelled out in the clubhouse that they had pierogies and this Pollock turned his head too fast.

Justin Ruggiano – Will miss a month with a hamstring strain.  Surprised to hear Ruggiano didn’t have a cheesestring.

Edwin Jackson – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, lowered his ERA to 5.02, which is a Bad Gateway Error message.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-4  and his 3rd homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Pedro Strop – Rick Renteria said the Cubs don’t have a set closer, saying, “It’s organic.”  I’m guessing he means organic as in owning a Cubs closer is very costly to your bottom line and after you eat the $5.00 mango shipped from the Dominican, it still gives you the runs.

C.J. Edwards – Headed to Chicago to have his sore shoulder checked out.  Be cool if his doctor were Anthony Edwards.

Tony Cingrani – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 2.86.  You know, Cingrani doesn’t get enough respect from the Italian-American community.  Where are the I-trail-yins pumping up Cingrani to marry one of their mustachioed daughters?  Cingrani throws the ball faster than your IROC and has a better feel for balls than you do in your Sergio Tacchini track pants.

Jonathan Broxton – 1 IP, 0 ER, 4th save.  In related news, I have 7 closers on my RCL team and I dropped one of the three I drafted.  As my neck tattoo reads, SAGNOF ’til I die!

Lance Lynn – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks.  I wonder if anyone would hire a mohel named Lance.  Deep Thoughts with Grey Albright!

Krispie Young – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  He has around 160 games played in every month of the season, and he’s pretty consistent about his power and speed, but he does tend to get smoking hot, so if he’s out there, now would be the time to look at him.

Daisuke Matsuzaka – Got the one, two, three save yesterday because Farnsworth had worked the previous two days, and Terry Collins wanted to roll the Dice-K.  Farnsworth owners and True Blood fans alike wished his name were said Die-sookie.

Bobby Abreu – 1-for-3 as he started in right field for the Mets.  That gave the Mets an outfield of Young, Young, Old As F*ck.

  1. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    miggy harper / longo crush davis your taking miggy harper correct?

  2. Jaret says:
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    Hold your tongue when speaking about Cruz. Ha I can’t have any of my players getting hurt.

    • Natty Boh says:
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      @Jaret: An O’s fan agrees. 14 years of losing, its kind of nice to enjoy baseball after April.

      • Principal Blackman says:
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        @Natty Boh: It’s still April.

  3. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    Tony Cingrani of the Reds started his career with 22 consecutive starts with not giving up more than 5 hits in a game. No one had done that in 100 years according to the Reds announcers. He had his string broken today when he gave up 6 hits to Pittsburgh in 6 innings but still was the winning pitcher.
    This bit of newa was from Bill(traveling willburys)

  4. amazing spider a's says:
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    Grey…. new to the site…lovin it! You look like the Eck in that pic…are you his kin? anyways, whats up w Kung Fu Panda?? drop him and pu Kyle Seager??

  5. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    abreu line …. nice !

    also ,
    bumper crop of mangoes , down here .
    stay away from the d.r. fruit … everything they grow is injected with steroids .

    • Birdmann says:
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      @costaricanchata: send those mangos to my fantasy team I need the Homers.
      Seriously thanks for the heads up.

    • Jasen says:
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      @costaricanchata:
      Dominicans can’t afford steroids ?!?

  6. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Drop Erasmo in a deep 20 team league?

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @J-FOH:

        doesn’t matter .
        he lost his job .

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @2 Giant rings: if there’s anything resembling an actual decent starting pitcher in free agency then yes.

      • @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: In a 20-team league it’s not a given, especially if there’s a lot of rooster space. But there’s got to be someone better. Who are some of your options?

  7. J-FOH says:
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    I’m starting to think Harper might be a second OF or a dare I say a Domonic Brown-esque over hyped turd

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @J-FOH:

      sounds like the combination of
      cell phone and vaping is beginning to rot your brain .
      (“you have been advised”)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy_JXPixTRA
      “four gentlemen and one great , great , broad”

      • J-FOH says:
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        @costaricanchata: the first one is her best one but what is your point, I was merely pointing how dangerous the hype machine can be and that our expectations can be lost in words

      • Principal Blackman says:
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        @costaricanchata: The Slade version of “move over,” from the Slayed? album, really rips. For years, I actually thought Slade had written it; I blame the rock I had been living under.

    • AdamH says:
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      @J-FOH: Doods 21 and already has 2 good seasons under his belt. Think he’s doing ok.

    • Gonzo_The_Great says:
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      I was actually typing something amazingly similar when I saw your comment. Have him and Myers as my “1-2 punch” in my primary league. Been fairly disappointed by their output so far.

      • James says:
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        @Gonzo_The_Great:

        Harper is following a relatively normal development curve for a future hall of famer so far. 21, has 2 good not great season. He still compares will to griffey and other hall of famers who got the call very young.

        The mistake is expecting him to take the step forward anytime before he turns 23. 23 is when a lot of the other guys made that jump. I fully expect 2 more years of .270-280 with 20-30 homers and 20 steals. Then at 23 to 25 he turns it on and becomes elite.

        Brown is a terrible comparison. Yes he was a top 5 prospect at one point, but he was also a late round draft pick, who had mediocre results, moving up he had one elite season, and was not called up right after. This gave reason to keep him as a prospect with a “knocking at the door” bump in value. Inflating his overall rankings many places. We see that every year in guys with “high floors”. Olt is another example of a guy who got a big bump for tearing up AA and AAA for a while before he got a look…. he was labeled as MLB ready instead of AAAA player. Back to Brown, toolsy guy, with more speed than power. The opposite of Harper who is power first with an elite hit tool. Wash out high end prospects normally flow with players with elite power/speed/ect but have a weak hit tool or batting eye (mostsuckass has a weak eye if you look under the hood at his advanced stats). Harper was also a top prospect at 18/19… Brown was already reaching the overage limit when he burst onto the scene in his early 20ies, and did not really get a taste until he was 25.

        Summary- harper may not be elite yet (and was likely over drafted this season), but he is still on a nice pace to become a first rounder in a few years. He does not deserve a bust label unless he does not take the big step until he is 25. Most do not take that step until 23, and ironically that will also be his 4th season.

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          @James:

          Well james what you are telling us is quite irrelevant i guess. We are fantasy baseball players. We are talking now, RIGHT NOW. We are not talking and guessing about what Harper could do or not do in 2, 3 or 5 years. We are talking today and today he is an over hyped kid that is getting drafted way to high for a prodution that you could get from guys selected in second or third round. You talk about 20-30 HR and 20 SB as worst case which is ridiculous if you ask me as he infact has been a 20 HR, 60 RBI and 80 Runs so far in the majors. Those are the facts. You can find this kind of production all over the place even deep into third and fourth round of drafts and probably even later. As example in a 10 team league, i drafted Bautista in the 4th and Bruce in the 6th and in the same league this Harper guy went off the board in the first. People are buying into something thats simply not been there.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Moscowitz: you pick that fro and throw it down Moscowitz

            • Moscowitz says:
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              @J-FOH:

              You gotta love that pal. Cardinals Fan, Reggie Smiths Afro …thats nostalgic to its true meaning and i have a soft spot for baseball nostalgia :)

        • J-FOH says:
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          @James: thanks for informing me of my mistakes but I don’t expect Harper to be on the track of regular prospects, I’m expecting elite, just like many other experts out there…. and by the way Olt never “teared” up AAA, his best season was in AA in 2012 and in AAA hit 11 bombs with a .213 average, nothing to write home about especially when he’s in the PCL

  8. Leeroy Jenkins says:
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    Lol @ the young, young, old as f***. Props are due dude.

  9. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    name best 2 to replace brad miller with
    solarte (lots of positions too)/espinosa/dj/callaspo/scooter

  10. Matt says:
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    Who to replace Trumbo in OF
    Eric young Jr
    Dyson
    Aoki
    Vicieido

    Have decent power numbers still prob need some speed / avg

  11. stoopid says:
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    In need of SAGNOF. 10 team 5×5 Roto, 7 Keepers

    Was offered R.Davis & R.Soriano for H.Bailey

    Bailey is my #3 behind Kershaw & Scherzer. Liriano, Kuroda, Ventura, Gee, Volquez, & Mejia fill out the rest of my staff.

    RP’s are Broxton, Street, & Reed.

    I’d be dropping either Denorfia or Kouzmanoff.

    Farnsworth is on waivers and I’m debating putting a claim in on him.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @stoopid:

      yep .
      and drop kouz .

  12. Matt says:
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    Who to replace Trumbo in OF
    Eric young Jr
    Dyson
    Aoki
    Vicieido
    Yelich

    Have decent power numbers still prob need some speed / avg

  13. SeantheFool says:
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    That Lessobvious joke just made my day!

  14. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    the broxton and krispie blurbs seem to indicate you were on something when you wrote this.

  15. Leifer maddness says:
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    so bogarts and khris davis were dropped in my league, are either worth a wavier claim. im in the 6 spot so idk who should have more prority. just lost trumbo please help!!!

  16. Anthony says:
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    Grey, you we high on Anibal Sanchez ranking him at #12 in your rankings. He was dropped in my league and I just picked him up. Just wondering what your thoughts are on him the rest of the season since I don’t know much about him, do you still consider him as an ace? Thanks man.

    • AdamH says:
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      @Anthony: He really hasn’t done anything yet to fall from that spot.

    • BTD says:
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      @Anthony: Pick him up NOW!

      • Mickspike says:
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        @BTD: What he said. Find someone to drop for Anibal before you finish reading th-

        • Mickspike says:
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          @Anthony: Sorry, meant to reply to original poster. n00b error.

  17. Steve says:
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    Do I drop Springer for Viciedo?
    Thanks!

    • @Steve: Viciedo has plenty of flaws. Unless you really need to start him I’d hold onto Springer a bit longer, on my bench, to see if he can get attuned to the pitching he’s seeing. His potential is much, much higher than Viciedo’s.

  18. Bringdaruckus says:
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    Am I crazy for wanting to drop Gyorko for Espinosa in my 10 team mixed? If Gyorko gets hot I think I’ll be able to pick him back up. What say you?

    • @Bringdaruckus: It’s tempting. In a ten-teamer you can’t have much dead weight on your roster … if you do it, keep an eye on Gyorko and pick him up at the first sign of life. If you lose him after he heats up and Espinosa goes back to 2013 form you’ll really regret it.

    • TheEvilEmpire says:
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      @Bringdaruckus: I’m in the same boat but am going to hold on Gyorko.

  19. Fister Furbush says:
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    Who do you like more in their next start?

    Kazmir vs Tex(Perez)

    Perez vs Oak (Kazmir)

    Decisions decisions…SOM please be right!

  20. Em says:
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    I want to pick up broxton, who should I drop Ciscek or Santos?

    • The Thumb says:
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      @Em: santos

      • AdamH says:
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        @The Thumb: Neither?

    • Jeff in Southern Indiana says:
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      @Em: Isn’t Chapman up and throwing and a couple weeks away?

    • BTD says:
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      @Em: Santos.

  21. Losing Power... says:
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    Sa lost Trumbo for awhile..Morse, LaRoach, Howard, Frazier, or Colabello with that sweet 1st/OF eligibility? head to head.

  22. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Would you bench any of these SP today?

    1. Kuroda at home vs. LAA
    2. Porcello @MIN
    3. G-Cole @ STL
    4. Wheeler at home vs. MIA

    Thanks, Grey!

    • ChiliCheeseConey says:
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      @Grey: Its a 14 Team 5×5 standard Rotisserie

  23. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    “Through a prism of meatballs and fine badonkadonks”. Nice!

  24. scottsteelers says:
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    Man Springer is really pissing me off. In my keeper league I was offered Gregory polanco (19th rd keeper next year) for springer (14th rd next year) any thoughts?

    • @scottsteelers: Grey may answer differently, but I’m excited about Polanco and like that he costs less. I’d make the trade.

    • BTD says:
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      @scottsteelers: I’d do it. Polanco will be in a better offense than Springer (read probably more R/RBI opportunities).

    • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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      @scottsteelers: agreed on Polanco, he doesn’t have the approach and K issues that Springer has, and is younger. Springer will be a bust, Polanco could be a top-50 player

  25. Tigres says:
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    Streamed in Hutch yesterday and had dropped him before the game even began – will prob pick him back up, if he clears waivers. I’m a bit concerned how he’ll fare when facing teams for a second time – but the numbers so far look great.

    Kluber’s FIP is 2.55 and xFIP 3.15. Kust cayin’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: Yeah, his velocity is a bit off though

  26. neogonzo_mourning says:
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    YOUNG YOUNG OLD AS FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAAHAHAHHAHAHAH

  27. SpecialFNK says:
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    12 team, yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    give- Yu Darvish, Todd Frazier, Nick Swisher.
    get- Yasiel Puig, Jonathan Papelbon, Chase Headley.

    MY TEAM.
    CA- Rosario. 1B- Abreu. 2B- Pedroia. 3B- Encarnacion. SS- Andrus. CI- Frazier. MI- Rollins.
    OF- Bruce. OF- Gardner. OF- Swisher. OF- Viciedo. OF- De Aza. UT- IDavis.
    BN- Parra, Gillaspie, Reddick, Taveras. NA- Morales.
    SP- Darvish. SP- Hamels. RP- Nathan. RP- Fields.
    P- Allen. P- Farquhar. P- Shields. P- ESantana.
    BN- Cashner, Ross, Kennedy. DL- Janssen. BN- Crain.

    I get the guys I want in Puig and Papelbon. then basically swapping Swisher and Headley. is worth taking the injured Headley over struggling Swisher?

  28. Salazar’s been dropped in a 15-team roto league with a limited becnh space. I’m OK on innings, so I can wait a bit before needing to start him.

    Right now, my worst SP is probably Wily Peralta. Would you dudes drop Peralta to stash Salazar? Smyly, Volquez & Skaggs are also available so I could grab one of them instead.

      • @Grey: I’m in the opposite situation with Salazar on my roster and Peralta on waivers. Would you drop S to get P? Or if the “hold” comments because you’re expecting more or less the same from them over the whole season?

        • Grey

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          I’d prolly hold

  29. Wilsonian says:
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    Hang on to Dozier or pickup Espinosa?

    I want Kluber, but can’t find a spot for him. Drop Salazar or Lindstrom for him?

    • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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      @Wilsonian: Hold Dozier

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Ra’zball Al Ghul: I shall hold him close to me for the time being.

        • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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          @Wilsonian: Cuddle him, thank him

  30. Brendan says:
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    would you drop George Springer for Adam Dunn, Danny Espinosa, Duda, Markakis or Smoak? Points league where K’s at -1

    Thank you and your great mustache.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Brendan: Wow, I hope the guy with Springer in my league gives up on him this quick

      • Natty Boh says:
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        @Fungazi: Agreed.

  31. brian says:
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    I’m getting Harper/panda/hamels giving up Bruce /Matt carpenter/Steve chisek

  32. D-Murda says:
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    Stashing Archie & Bauer … drop 1/both for either Niese/Gee … ? Thx Grey-stoke …

  33. booya says:
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    Would you take Carl Crawford over Ozuna or Rajai?

    Thanks

  34. Lob Ball says:
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    Walker, Espinosa, or Scooter for Runs and Ave? Have a great weekend.

  35. Travis says:
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    SIT/START Porcello @ MIN, Archer @ CHW?

    SON seems to like them, and both are good pitchers, but MIN and CHW are suprisingly good offensively lately (near the top in runs scored).

    Porcello hasn’t been great historically against the Twins, and sucked on the road earlier this season. And atleast MIN’s offense could be bolstered by the fact they scored most their runs beating up on the Rays.

  36. The Gregorious DID says:
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    14-teamer standard 5×5. I own Salazaar. Too soon to drop for Alfredo or Hutchison?

  37. salty balty says:
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    Long time no comment. Still read every day though, good stuff grey.

    Anyway, I’m in desperate need of saves and steals and was offered his yellich and Crain for my victorino. 12 team league. My of is already strong with Braun, puig, Bautista, and ey and Joyce sprinkled in. Pull the trigger? I think so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @salty balty: Thanks! Good to see you! I’d take Yelich/Crain

  38. jake says:
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    Darvish and allen craig for grienke and hosmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Darvish

  39. As a Frieri owner, I snagged Joe Smith the other day (my only other closer is Axford… Yeah, I know – That’s bleak as hell)

    Is it safe to just straight-up drop Frieri before he kills my otherwise sterling ERA and WHIP? There are a few hitters I could pick up off waivers.

    • BTD says:
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      @gleamteam_matt: Hold for now. If there’s a few hitters, then you’ve got some time.

    • @gleamteam_matt: I think it’s going to be one of those deals where Frieri takes a break, goes to AAA or middle relief, figures out what’s wrong, and comes back fine. I bet he ends the year with more saves than Smith. So if you have a roster spot to keep him, just park him on the bench.

      • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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        @Enrique: “what’s wrong” is that he is a turrible pitcher

  40. mike says:
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    Should I wait and see on Beckham and pick up Ruiz in PHI? He seems to be tearing it up as of late.

  41. stynyr says:
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    Start or sit Santiago at NYY tomorrow? K’s, ERA, and WHIP are all really close…

  42. Ray says:
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    Drop one for ROS: Brantley, Aoki, Rajai, Calhoun.

    • BTD says:
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      @Ray: Cross Brantley off your list. I’d probably drop Aoki.

    • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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      @Ray: Calhoun

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Ray: I agree with Al Ghul; drop Calhoun.

  43. Elliot says:
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    In need of SAGNOF also. 10 team, 6×6 with TB and QS. Drop Kouzmanoff, pick up one of the following for a stream: Corey Dickerson, Chris Denorfia, or Jarrod Dyson?

  44. Spencer says:
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    In my 10 team H2H league, counting OBP,HR,SB,RBI,SLG,R and for pitching IP,ERA,QS,K/9, WHIP I was offered a trade, what say you??

    Give my Puig and Ryan Zimmerman for Kershaw and Michael Brantley

    • BTD says:
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      @Spencer: I don’t do it.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Spencer:

      do that … quickly … before the guy sobers up .

      • Spencer says:
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        @costaricanchata: Kinda leaning this way too! Grey, would you concur?

  45. Spencer says:
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    Sorry, need to add one more question to my SP spots. Again, 10 team H2H, IP, ERA, WHIP, K/9, QS. Would you drop either Jesse Chavez or Chris Tillman for Cingrani?

    • BTD says:
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      @Spencer: Flip a coin and drop either for Cingrani.

    • Mickspike says:
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      @Spencer: I’d say drop Tillman. Chavez in better park, division.

    • Carl Weathers says:
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      @Spencer:

      Chavez has only ever pitched I think 90 IP in a season, so theres that (he will be skipped and/or shut down early)

      • Spencer says:
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        @Carl Weathers: Tend to agree. Not that he is great, but Tillman is the much more proven starter. Gonna keep Chavez for tonight’s start then go with Cingrani.

  46. Christina Danza says:
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    Billy Butler and Lance Lynn for Austin Jackson and Yoenis? Is it even close?

  47. Moose Out Front says:
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    Altuve or Eric Young JR?

    In a Uti spot either way.

  48. BTD says:
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    I agree with Grey’s take on the O’s infield once Machado is back (as if anyone cares):

    Schoop is playing well offensively (with the potential for improvement). Flaherty has options left and isn’t playing as well offensively (and he’s essentially a proven commodity). Lombardozzi is playing solid. JJ Hardy has been battling back issues all season so far.

    I believe Flaherty will be sent to the minors. Schoop plays 80%+ of the time (mostly at 2B; he played there last night). Lombardozzi is the utility guy. Schoop and Lombardozzi will spell Machado and Hardy a day or two each week.

    • Grey

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      @BTD: Yup

  49. mickspike says:
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    Chasing saves like a madman. Gimme the two best bets out of Doolittle, Rondon, Webb, and … (snicker) Dice-K (bwahahahahahahahaaa)?

  50. Timmy riggins says:
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    Hello, would you drop Gyorko for Espinosa? Could also drop jr lake but am considering dropping him to stash Trevor Bauer. Thank you for your insight

  51. RicoSuave says:
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    Viciedo or Ozuna? …just while Y. Cespedes is hurt.

    Gracias

  52. Chris says:
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    SON has Josh Beckett as the #2 pitcher today – but he’s going up against the best offense in baseball, as COL visits LA.

    I need one more starter for this week to reach my cap. What say you? Do I start Beckett today or wait for someone else over the weekend?

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris:

      **Beckett is on the waiver wire. Do I pick him up and stream him, or find someone else on waivers (e.g., G Richards, M Harrison, etc)?

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Chris: The only streams I’d consider regarding Beckett is the stream of my Schlitz Light laden piss on his face or the stream I’d prefer to drown him in behind my house.

        The first leading to the second would be the stuff great movies are made of. I’d call that film “The Flailing” featuring Josh Beckett as himself.

      • @Chris: My thoughts about Beckett aren’t as colorful as Moronymous Lohse’s but I’m streaming him up in one league where I need pitching stats. Dodger Stadium hides a lot of flaws, and Colorado’s a much less fearsome team on the road (their road BA is .249 compared to .346 at home; OPS is .662 vs .984).

        Plus (and this may be anecdotal) it seems they always perform badly in their first road game after a home stand. I started to notice this last year and it’s held up so far this season. Maybe they have to get used to all the O2, or the hitters develop bad habits at altitude.

        • Moronymous Lohse says:
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          @Enrique: That’s some interesting information about first road game. Very cool.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: COL isn’t a good offense outside of Coors

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks, Grey.

        So would you pick up today as a streamer: Beckett at home vs COL or Robbie Ross at SEA?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: everybody forgets that ANY offense is a good (or better one) in COL. It was weird that all those N.walker homers weren’t in COL.

    • Simply Fred

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      @Chris: beckett gave up 4 earned in 4 IP at dodger stadium last year (i know small sample size). wind out to right at 11 mph today. rockies can punch lefties blackmon, cargo, morneau, and dickerson at beckett.

      rockies #1 team OPS this season, #1 OPS vs. righties…#19 AWAY (so there is that)

      not sure i would chance it myself…

  53. Jay says:
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    Need to pick up a utility guy for Trumbo in H2H points league….which would you recommend Crawford, Duda, EY Jr, or Reddick?

    • Grey

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      @Jay: Young, depends on needs

  54. JAL says:
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    Grey, yes I looked at SON, but gut feeling, do I start Kuroda home v. LAA and/or Hudson home v. Indians? Many thanks.

    • Grey

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      @JAL: Sure, in most leagues

  55. King Trout says:
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    Grey and others, can you tell me the best strategy to use for my keeper selection for next year. My league is changing to an auction league $260 budget. The keeper budget is set at $100.

    Yahoo rankings determine value. 1-10 $40. 11-20 $35. 21-30 $30. 31-40 $25. 41-50 $20. 51-99 $15. 100-149 $10. 150-199 $5. 200+ $1.

    League details: 16 teams, 8 batting (runs, HR, rbi, SF, sb, TV, Avg, obp) 8 pitching (wins, cg, saves, innings, earned runs, walks, so, whip)

    My notable players:
    Trout, McCutchen, cano, Puig, Rizzo, Kershaw, Ventura, salazar, cmart, archie Bradley

    My strategy is keeping Trout and McCutchen because they are value at $40 a player. Use the remaining on prospects or sleepers ranked above 200 becuase they will be fixed at $1. The default auction value in Yahoo is a minimum $2. How would you play this for next year?

    • Blair says:
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      @King Trout:

      How many players can you keep? Total roster size? Inflation is going to be insane. So tie up as many players as your can:

      Trout/cutch. I probably lyrics don’t keep any of your others, unless you can’t fill up with $1 if they are quality. Ventura and Bradley for sure.

      • King Trout says:
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        No limit on the number of Keepers. Only restriction is the $100 cap.

    • Grey

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      @King Trout: I’d keep everyone that was a good price…

  56. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Young, Young, Old as F*ck

    HAHAHAHA

  57. Bunny says:
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    Please rank top 2 for next 2 months:

    Lohse
    Eovaldi
    Volquez
    Leake
    Wood
    Hutchinson

  58. Wubsy says:
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    Espinoza or Scooter while waiting on Gyorko?

  59. Principal Blackman says:
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    Great stuff, Grey. You are the Don Rickles of fantasy baseball writers.

    • Birdmann says:
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      @Principal Blackman: Rickles? how old are you? jk that guys still funny.

      • Principal Blackman says:
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        @Birdmann: Old enough. Rickles is funnier than 90% of the comedians working today.

          • Principal Blackman says:
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            @costaricanchata: You’re entitled to your opinion, but you clearly have no idea what you are talking about.

  60. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    Trying to fill my Util spot. Please rank Espinosa, Ike Davis, Lonnie Chisenhall. Thanks.

  61. Joeg414 says:
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    Hosmer or Tex ? Mixed daily 6×6 roto

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Joeg414: Hosmer

  62. Zebrahead13 says:
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    Kluber or Hutchinson? Both are on the waiver wire. I’m sure there’s a Start-sky & Hutch joke in there somewhere that you can use. You’re welcome.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Zebrahead13: Nice joke! lol I’d say Hutch

  63. Ron says:
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    Yesterday I came to you with quite a tricky proposal (Trade #1). I now have a new deal on the table (Trade #2). My points league is -1 for strikeouts.

    Trade #1: Cargo/Harper for Freeman/J. Upton
    Trade #2: Cano for Freeman

    These are my bats:
    C: Perez
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Gyorko
    3B: Longoria
    SS: Everth
    OF: Trout, J. Upton, Werth
    UTIL: Pujols, A-Gon
    BN: B. Moss, Rizzo, Walker
    DL: R. Zimmerman
    NA: Baez

    Which one of these trades would it be better for me to take? Or could I be better to just HOLD for now and decline both?

    Thanks for all your help!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Ron: I move Freeman for Cano and put Rizzo at 1B

  64. Phil says:
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    Would you drop Salazar for Hutchison?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Phil: no

  65. Def Clippard says:
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    Other team requesting a trade for my B Moss..

    I need mid players since I have ( B Miller, Gyroko)
    Who should i ask for back?
    Daniel Murphy
    Dozier
    Seagura
    Bonefacio

    Or throw the dice and ask for :
    Noah Syndergaard
    Taijuan Walker

    Or keep B Moss?

  66. malamoney says:
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    Pick 2 in a H2H points league:

    Aaron Hill, Nick Castellanos, Middlebrooks, Gyorko, Sandoval, Hart and Texeira

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @malamoney: Gyorko and Tex, who homered last night. As long as tex is hitting the ball I ride him. Jedd will be fine when all is said and done..

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Tex’s HR was a pop-up that barely cleared the Green Monster. He is NOT hitting again, nor is he likely to start.

        • Jasen says:
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          @Five-On-One:
          He’s a power hitter with 2 bad wrists. Stay away

    • malamoney says:
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      @grey: Your thoughts?

  67. Charlie says:
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    Grey,

    Ugh, Kluber is a difficult cat to deal with. His numbers last year were solid and were suppose to be again this year. The biggest problem I see is if you look at his minor league babip it’s always high. So I don’t know if his high babip right now is more bad luck or just who he is.

    With that said, I dropped him after his last start for Jenry Mejia. Should I hold Mejia or drop him for Kluber. This is a 10 team mixed league. Thanks!

    • Charlie says:
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      @Charlie:

      Or Drew Hutchison? He’s available in my league as well. Kluber, Mejia or Hutchison?

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Charlie: Meja

  68. Joeg414 says:
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    Gregerson or Duffy : best over all numbers. Mixed daily 6×6 roto

  69. Grant says:
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    Semien, Espinosa, Miller – which two to start tonight and rest of weekend.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Grant: anybody not named Miller

  70. Parker says:
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    Brad miller or Espinosa? Thanks!

    • Grant says:
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      @Parker: See comment from my comment

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Phil: @Parker: espinosa (Copying/Pasting Grey)…

  71. My My My Myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Kuroda says:
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    Laughed out loud at that last one Grey (Young, Young, Old as F***)!! Great work. A lot of good players just hit the wire in my 16-team league.

    Springer/Seager/Gyorko are all on the wire.

    I have a claim in for Springer already, but do I drop Moustakis for Seager and A. Pagan for Gyorko (I have Kipnis and no MI to play him)?

    Problem is I have been stockpiling talent guys have been dumping already and have Sal Perez/Moobs on my bench. Have VMart/W. Rosario as starters.

  72. THOUGH SHALT NOT COMMAND THY TO MAKEST THOU HAPPEN!

    COLLABELLO SHALL NOW SUFFER FOR YOUR TRANSGRESSIONS!

  73. The Wickler says:
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    Would you make a trade of Bruce, Zobrist and Belt for Tulo and Gordon/Marte? Would I be giving up too much? Who would you prefer of Gordon/Marte?
    Thanks

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @The Wickler: Tulo and Marte!! run don’t walk, get this deal done before Marte realizes the season has started..cheers

  74. Middlebrooks activated

    need to drop one of: B.Miller, Dee G., M.Prado, or the middle man himself.

    H2H, Points league (based around WAR).

    Thoughts? Thinking Miller.

  75. seph meier says:
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    Limited moves, thinking if dropping buchholz:

    Which pitchers do you like ros or hold:

    T. Wood, j. Hammel, e. Volquez, d. Hutchison, I. Kennedy, j. Vargas, j. Mejia, d. Gee, j. Niese

    Thanks!!

  76. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    pull the trigger on Joe smith or wait because Salas has closing experience.salas is more the k guy too

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: salas could turn right back into what he was last 2 years at any time. LAA has to know that.

  77. Awesome Auger says:
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    Which pitcher rest of season… Gio or Cain?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Awesome Auger: Gio, if he is healthy

      • Awesome Auger says:
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        @Malicious Phenom:

        Agreed, thats why Im asking though… Shoulders scare me

        • @Awesome Auger: Cains still scares me after last year..Gio is the better overall SP. The shoulder is the risk you take.

  78. Steve says:
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    Looking to add a little depth in a ten team keeper. Offering my Rafael Soraino for his Alex Gordon. My OF and RP look like this.

    OF: McCutchen, A. Jones, Puig, Bruce (UTIL), Castellenos (BN)
    RP: K-Rod, Soriano, Robertson (BN)

    What do you think?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Steve: go for it

  79. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    Hi Grey, great post, thanks!

    Who is the better pickup (dropping Colabelo soon)

    Meija or Hutchison? Also, If Bauer gets the call would he be a better add than both of them?

    I’m a fan of Bauer and I’ve been watching some film on him, he’s changed a lot and really improved his mechanics. I’m cautiously thinking if he gets the call he may be the pitcher everyone thought he was supposed to be. Any agreement there?

    Thanks again man!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Shawn of the Livid: Bauer is the best of the bunch, If he has truly figured it out, he could be the best of all the guns this season..

  80. bobby bonilla says:
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    team a gets: Harper
    team b gets: Bruce, Salazar

    Who wins?

    • bobby bonilla says:
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      @bobby bonilla: 12 team, OPS and K9

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @bobby bonilla: Harper, sooner or later he is gonna explode and if not, hopefully, he starts hitting..lol.cheers

        • bobby bonilla says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: i don’t know who you are or what makes your surface-level analysis legitimate.

          • Shawn of the Livid says:
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            @bobby bonilla: Harper side wins. Don’t need an expert to answer that one

          • A Hill O' Beans says:
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            @bobby bonilla: I think what you were looking for was:
            i don’t know who you are or what makes your surface-level analysis legitimate.Thanks!

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @bobby bonilla: try getting a better pitcher…

  81. e says:
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    Aoki or rajai davis rest of season? OBP and AVG league

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @e: Aoki, he is much better than he has should so far..

    • @e: Yeah, Aoki. He’s a more complete player and Davis isn’t even guaranteed to start every day.

  82. Parker says:
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    Espinosa or walker over Wong? Thanks!

  83. jake says:
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    darvish and allen craig or grienke and hosmer?

    also, thoughts on Tanaka thus far?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @jake: I like the Darvish side. Whats not to like about Tanaka?

  84. Eddy says:
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    Gyorko is killing me, but I’m going to bench him indefinitely and pick up another 2B instead of dropping him…for now. OBP league, 12-team.

    Espinosa, Gennett, Kendrick, Semien, Solarte, Schoop.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Eddy: Howie

  85. Malicious Phenom says:
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    My favorite Venturas:

    1.) Yordano

    2.) Robin

    3.) Jesse

    4.) Ace

  86. Nicknice says:
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    Gardner Craig eaton!! Rank please

  87. hollywoodnights says:
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    Gray, not trying to bust your chops, but Kluber was hitting 93 – 94 throughout the entire game yesterday. My guess is that he’s been relying a little more on his 2-seamer, which would explain the drop in velocity thus far.

  88. Hank says:
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    Gyorko is losing me. Should i hold or pick up Espinosa, dozier, Neil walker or stash profar?

    Thanks

  89. YouKnowMeAldo says:
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    Would you trade J. Abreu for Kinsler in an OBP league? (Gyorko would move to my bench and Hosmer would fill in for Abreu.) Thanks!

  90. Ben. says:
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    Would you stream these guys this weekend?

    Sat: Tyler Lyons vs Pitt
    Sun: Tommy Milone at Houston

    Who is the better start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben.: Milone

  91. Kyle says:
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    Thinking of offering Cutch + Kershaw for C. Davis + J. Fernandez. Both Davis and J.Fer have great keeper value in this league (Cutch and Kershaw don’t). I’m not sure that offer gets this done….but thoughts?

    • hollywoodnights says:
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      @Kyle:

      Jose makes that trade worth it, given that you’re in a keeper league. Chris Davis I worry about, though. What kind of keeper value does he have?

      If you’re going to make this trade, you have to understand that Chris Davis is not the batter he was in 2013. He’s the batter he was in 2012.

      • Bi-Felicia says:
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        @hollywoodnights: Says who?.Just because he’s off to a slow start does not mean he cant catch fire in may and belt 15 homers! Your crazy!

        • hollywoodnights says:
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          @Bi-Felicia:

          Look at his splits from last season. In the first half he hit a home run every 9 ABs. In the second half that number became 15, which coincidentally is what he’s done since becoming not useless with the Orioles.

      • Bi-Felicia says:
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        @hollywoodnights: not sayin I like the trade. Cutch is a 5 tool player, Davis isn’t. Jofer is even with Shaw, I wouldn’t do it for the reason I stated above. I like Cutch more then Davis

        • Kyle says:
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          @Bi-Felicia: appreciate the replies. Keeper rules are a bit complicated but basically, Jose and Davies both were drafted (kept) this year for about $6, and can be kept next year (and several subsequent years) for about an additional $5 per year. So, I could potentially have Davis and Jose for the next 5+ seasons at reasonable prices.

          Cutch and Kershaw were both drafted at over $30 each, so in this league’s rules, keeping them next season won’t make sense.

          Appreciate the thoughts on Davis. I agree he isn’t quite the player he was last year, but I have an obsession with getting J. Fer on my team and I know I’m going to need to overpay to make it happen…

  92. Dickey Fister says:
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    Our 10 team Yahoo league has an N/A position available… who do I stash?
    – Sydergaard
    – Meyer
    – Baez
    – Taveras
    (Buxton, Singleton & Polanco are gone)

    Current roster is such:
    C – McCann
    1B – Pujols
    2B – Utley
    SS – Reyes
    3B – Longoria
    LF – Upton
    CF – Trout
    RF – Werth
    Util – Abreu
    Util – Vmart
    ——————
    BN – Gordon
    BN – Gardner
    BN – Ozuna
    BN – Middlebrooks
    DL – Profar

    SP – JFer
    SP – Cain
    SP – Dickey
    SP – Mejia
    P – Quintana
    P – Chavez
    RP – Hawkins
    RP – Hunter
    —————–
    BN – Hudson
    DL – Fister
    DL – Crain

  93. Art Vandelay says:
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    Hey Grey, thoughts on dropping Venable in a 12 team 5×5 league? Best WW option might be (shudder) Markakis. Or should I hold out longer for a bounceback?

    Also, please rank these corner man options: Dunn, Plouffe, Middlebrooks.

    Thanks!

  94. Henry Rowengartner says:
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    12 team h2h 5×5 (OBP instead of AVG) 4 outfielders 2 util….Team A get Jayson Werth & Yovani Gallardo / Team B gets Hunter Pence & Travis Wood. Which duo do you like for the rest of the year?

  95. hollywoodnights says:
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    In fact, I just looked back at an interview Kluber did toward the end of last year in which he stated that he uses his 2-seam and cutter as his main pitch… Same old Corey.

  96. *** Next calendar week data (Mon-Sun) now available starting on Fridays for Stream-o-Nator (http://razzball.com/streamers-nextweek/), Hittertron (http://razzball.com/hittertron-nextweek/), and on Player Pages.

    You’ll see 10 days worth of data in Stream-o-nator and on hitter/pitcher Player Pages on Fridays (Fri-next Sun), 9 on Saturdays, 8 on Sundays, and 7 on the other days.

    ‘Next Calendar Week’ data is broken out in the Player Pages within ‘Projections’. The hyperlinks aren’t working yet but will in a couple days ***

    • Carnac says:
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      Very cool!

    • steve says:
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      @Rudy Gamble:

      awesome. thanks rudy (and co.).

      I posted this on the hitter-tron page, but crickets thus far…

      how do you utilize hitter-tron when a player is playing well, but hitter-tron predicts poor performance? how do you weight the current hot streak vs what hitter-tron predicts? i realize that there’s probably no real answer but i’m interested in your thoughts. my guess is that grey weights the hot streak more than hitter-tron (?).

      Thanks -
      Steve

      • Ah, sorry I missed that one. Hittertron does not factor in recent performance as I haven’t found recent performance to be a very good indicator of how one will perform in the next day. One problematic area being that you might be ‘hot’ b/c you faced bad pitchers or played in Colorado.

        I do factor recent performance in subjectively when choosing b/w players. A guy like Venable might be a solid bet for the rest of year but hasn’t shown much to date. Just as important is whether a guy is banged up – e.g., a base stealer with a bum leg isn’t going to be as valuable as hittertron would think.

        Hope that helps…

  97. Stormy Waters says:
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    Which one would you trade away out of: Estrada, Chavez, M Perez?

    6×6 keeper QS, K, Sv, ERA, WHIP, K/BB

  98. Shitty Bill Butler says:
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    10 team 5×5 roto – start or sit:
    YordVent @ BAL
    Chavez @ HOU

  99. CarpForCyYoung2014 says:
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    Someone in my league has brad miller sucking it up at SS and no one else at the position, while I got Reyes, e. Cab and dee Gordon. My OFs are choo, domo brown, austin jax, Soriano and Ozuna, he’s got stanton, Harper, eaton and heyward. I got an offer out to him sending Gordon and swisher for heyward, but I’m expecting him to scoff at that. What is a decent package I could offer? FYI he’s rather stacked at SP so I really can’t offer him anything there

  100. Five-On-One says:
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    Question regarding my pitching staff – I spent very little on Pitching during the auction, and my staff now has Liriano, Kluber, Alex Wood, Eovaldi, Perez, Skaggs and Travis Wood (the last four of which I grabbed off the scrap heap). Now I will have Iwakuma, Minor and Fister coming off of the DL. Which 3 (of the ten) should I not be using, or are a bunch approximately equivalent streamers that I should use based on match-ups?

    Ironically, it is my hitting that I spent over 80% of my budget on that is keeping my team in the basement, with 8 guys significantly underperforming (Miggy, Harper, Myers, Hanley, Gyorko, Miller, Gordon, Longoria). Just gotta be patient with most of those guys – other than maybe Miller and Gyorko, who I am considering replacing. Thoughts appreciated on that as well.

  101. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Apropos to nothing, I give to the loving public the Prom of Grey Albright. I’m guessing he was only in the 5th grade at the time given the mustache. They don’t call him Lothario for nothing!:

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Sky: WTF….HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

    • @<a@Sky:

      Unbelievable.

      Skinny tie, pencil thin mustache, pencil thin chain.

      And the chick on the left? Buzz, your girlfriend. WOOF.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Haha. It’s clear Grey is a lover of all women. He was just unsure what was on the menu for that night, figured it wouldn’t hurt to have options.

    • Shitty Bill Butler says:
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      @Sky:

      Damn Grey, some hot b*tches you got there, I wonder if ur wife is jelly

    • Birdmann says:
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      @Sky: One is never enough, can’t think of anything funny just imagining them all grinding on the dance floor, you go fifth grade Grey hit that shit!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: Yeah, so?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I was just pointing out your animal magnetism started at a young age. I would’ve included the other 8 girls but I couldn’t fit the full image on the site.

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Sky: ain’t mad at ya player…

  102. ColdNeverBother Sonny Gray says:
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    Trade Y Ventura for G Springer?

    My outfield is already pretty crowded but if its a win I’ll take it still.

  103. Got a trade offer working:

    My: Adam Jones and Rajai “The King” Davis
    For: Billy Butler and Shin-Soo Choo

    Thoughts?

    • JWray says:
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      Don’t like it much. I think you should be able to get something more than Butler in this deal. Ask yourself; Why would I want to do this trade? What am I getting / losing from it? Determine if you do or do not like the answers. But I think you’re losing too much in steals for maybe a little more rbi’s and possibly a few more homers. Just my opinion.

  104. Teddy Heater says:
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    That Bobby Abreu joke was effin CLASSIC!! Just got Gyorko off waivers to complete the 6 team flush, he’s got to wake up now…………… only 6 more days til May!!

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Teddy Heater: I wouldn’t be too happy about have Gyorko through any way right now.

  105. JWray says:
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    Would you drop Gyorko for Espinosa? I’m think yes right now, but long term do you still see Gyorko getting your preseason totals and with Zimmerman coming back at some pint will Espinosa still get at bats?

  106. TR says:
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    I’ve been using Mostsuckass as a filler 3rd baseman but just got back Middlebrooks and am also supposed to get back beltre today. Do I keep mikey or should I pick someone up like Sizemore, Loney, Janssen, or a popular free agent?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TR: Hold

  107. guidedbyvoices says:
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    Grey….5X5 league stream for tmrw
    Lyons vs pitts

    Roark vs SD

    Hale vs Cin

    thnks

  108. JoeBoo says:
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    ROS for a 2nd C: Chooch or D’Arnaud?

  109. Swfcdan says:
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    Castro or Mesoraco?

  110. Bi-Felicia says:
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    Jofer & Kojii U for Votto
    I need pitching, good move or no?

    My starters Smarjzzaaaaa, Liriano, Chavez, Burhle, Slurp Slurp on DL

    I have 2 wins in 24 starts, Ugh…I hate to do it. Or Waino for Votto straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bi-Felicia: It’s fair, take it if you need it

  111. Andrew A says:
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    waiting for
    Gattis, Gomes
    Goldschmidt, M. Cabrera, Rizzo
    Carpenter, Segura, B. Miller
    Cargo, Gomez, Bruce, Heyward, Craig
    Ozuna/Calhoun

    to dominate my 10 team league’s offensive categories, but they’re around 4 points in RBI,AVG,OPS….will it actually turn around?

  112. Beau says:
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    Are Crawford and Sizemore droppable for the likes of De Aza, Markakis, or Pagan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Beau: Sizemore for Pagan

  113. Kinsler's List says:
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    Got offered Sonny Gray and Samarzdssqjia for Jay Bruce and Salazar. Currently dead last in QS. Other league rules aside, ok value here?

  114. Sam says:
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    which pitcher would you take going forward, Nathan Eovaldi or Drew Hutchison, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sam: Eovaldi

      • Sam says:
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        Thank you!@Grey:

  115. Wilsonian says:
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    Someone axed Martin Perez. I can attempt to make a claim on him. Who am I dropping:

    Gee
    CJ Wilson
    Volquez
    Santos

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

  116. Emrys says:
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    Which side in a trade… Zobrist/Hamels or Kemp/Sonny Gray? OBP league – I’m currently starting Villar everyday at MI and its killing me – would love trade for Zobrist and put him there everyday instead.

  117. trick dad says:
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    Should I start Gerrit Cole at STL tonight? 12-team h2h pts

    • trick dad says:
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      @trick dad: with weekly innings limit

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @trick dad: this isn’t a Yahoo league, is it? My league was trying to figure out how to get an innings limit for this season and couldn’t figure it out. Some people didn’t like the constant streaming to rack up the Ks and possible Ws.

        • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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          @Wilsonian: if you mean a limit for the season, it is under Commish Tools. If you mean a weekly limit, not sure. I think you might be able to do max starts for the week rather than max innings.

          • trick dad says:
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            @DonSlaughtOnslaught: we do it through espn. They let you go over the day you hit the limit though, so we manually penalize innings over the limit since it’s a points league

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @DonSlaughtOnslaught: it’s a H2H league, so we were looking for a weekly limit. I didn’t see it anywhere when we were setting up the league.

            • trick dad says:
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              @Wilsonian: it’s under league settings: GAMES PLAYED LIMITS (MAXIMUMS) for pitchers you can impose IP or GS limits

  118. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Currently have 6 players on the DL and only 3 DL spots. Would you continue to hold Hellickson with a keeper pick of 22 and ride out some guys that havn’t found it yet (Gyorko) or lose Hellickson so I can move Cuddyer or Trumbo into the DL and grab a hot bat?

  119. Rajai's Lil Brother says:
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    Who do you like ROS for SAGNOF that won’t kill my 5×5 stats (10-team league)?

    Dozier
    Villar (Hitteron’s top choice)
    Eric Young
    Dyson

    Cheers!

  120. Wacha Wacha says:
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    I know you liked Longoria at the beginning of the season but he’s moved down quite a bit on the ROS player rater…

    Offered Andrus and Lester for Longoria and I have Miggy at 3b… Should I accept?

  121. Connor says:
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    Is Wil Myers, Danny Espinosa, and Springer for Billy Hamilton and Jedd Gyorko fair? And which side would you want?

  122. Jimmy says:
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    Trade Gyorko/Verlander for Daniel Murphy/Ryu?

  123. booya says:
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    Would you give Smyly and Howie Kendrick for Gyorko? Would you rather give Archer than Smyly?

    Thanks

    • booya says:
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      @booya: Note: 6×6 H2H league uses K/9 and OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @booya: Sure, Smyly

  124. Mike says:
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    Two trades…which side in each?

    1-myers for teheran

    2-cargo for bruce and craig

    Thnaks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: What do you need? They’re both fair…Myers, Bruce

  125. Jimmy says:
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    …Strike out league 7×7.

  126. Turd Ferguson says:
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    11tm roto 6×6 (obp)

    Freeman, Wright & Lohse for my Goldy, Tehran and ESantana

    not really worried about losing the pitching, I’m deep and there’s enough avail streamers. I don’t like Wright any more than you do, but he could definitely help w/ratios (suckass currently there, with chronically injured rzimm dl’d)

    I imagine we’re still leanin’ Goldy side?…

    Thanks in advance to spare you the follow-up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy side

  127. Mike says:
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    14 team H2H

    My pitchers are:

    liriano, chavez, perez, wheeler, peavy (latos and cobb on the dl)

    I clearly need to make some waiver adds.

    Which two would you add for the next couple weeks at least?

    Kluber, Wood, Koehler, lackey, straily, leake

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Kluber, Wood

  128. Adam says:
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    If you had to drop 1 of these SP in a re-draft roto league, who would it be?

    Buchholz, Peavy, AJ Burnett

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Buchholz

  129. TJ says:
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    Looking to make a trade here early in the season as my pitching dominates and my hitting could always be better.

    I’ve got Frazier/Sandoval manning by hot corner. I don’t like either of them. Guy is interested in my Cashner & Adam Jones.

    He has Longoria and Arenado. Would it be worth taking a run at either of those guys? Cashner is more valuable than Arenado, but obviously isn’t up to the value of Longo.

    My other SPS: Verlander, Teheran, A. Wood(hehe), Gio Gonzalez, Liriano, Salazar and Cobb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ: Sure

  130. My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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    Which side would you rather?
    J. Abreu and Masterson OR Carlos Gomes

    Thanks as always! Awesome write up this morning.

  131. Big W says:
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    Hey Grey,

    We starting Yordano today in Baltimore? SON says $6.8, but what do you think?

    Thanks in advance!

  132. Ron says:
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    Please pick 3 of this bunch to anchor the back end of a staff…

    Pineda, Kluber, Chavez, T. Wood, Simon, Porcello, Dickey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Kluber, Porcello, Pineda

  133. Castro's Revolution says:
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    10-team, 30-man roster. Start 10 which includes an INF, DH and LF, CF, RF. My OF consists of:

    LF – Matt Holliday, Khris Davis, Michael Brantley, Michael Morse
    CF – Billy Hamilton, Austin Jackson, Michael Brantley
    RF – Carlos Beltran, Norichika Aoki

    Would you drop any of them for Corey Dickerson? He’s got LF/CF eligibility so I’m thinking of cutting AJax for him.

  134. Operation Mindcrime says:
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    Bench Ethier for Chris Carter or De Aza?

    • Symptom Of The Universe says:
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      @Operation Mindcrime:

      File this under No One Cares, but time to switch my screen name. Sabbath/Ozzy/Dio pretty much exclusive in my rotation for past 4 months.

  135. AJ says:
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    Was offered Kubel for Rodney, considering punting saves.
    Also was offered Lackey and Travis Wood for Rodney.

    Which deal is better/would you do either?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AJ: Wood

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: Should I do that? It’d leave me with zero closers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  136. Josh says:
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    Grey -

    How would you rank these three….non-keeper

    Eovaldi, Kluber, Liriano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: Liriano, Eovaldi

  137. smegma says:
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    Offer my JUpton/Altuve/Springer for his Cano/Myers/Trumbo? 12 team h2h non keeper points league. Other team drafted and dropped Springer so might have interest and he’s sitting on my bench. Thinking of maybe buying low on Trumbo but his foot could be a major issue. If you don’t like Trumbo at all, would you make the offer with springer still in the offer if Trumbo isn’t in the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @smegma: Trumbo’s gonna be out for months

      • Steve D. says:
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        @Grey:

        Ok to drop Trumbo in a 10 team redraft?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey – would you try jupton/altuve for cano/myers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  138. kevinmac says:
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    which side?
    Harper or Kinsler/James Shields

  139. Frank says:
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    Is stroman worth an add in deeper redraft leagues or just keeper leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank: Keeper for now

  140. SMLV1 says:
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    Assuming Choo does not play tonight, who should I start in my Util spot tonight?

    Phillips @ATL facing Santana
    Springer vs OAK facing Chavez
    Simmons vs CIN facing Bailey

    H2H Standard league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SMLV1: What does Hitter-Tron say?

      • SMLV1 says:
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        @Grey: Springer…Just felt like being lazy today haha.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SMLV1: it’s a valid question, mostly due to Hitter T loving Springer (based on his minor league stats). he’s done nothing up here yet.

  141. AP says:
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    Kluber for me yesterday………SONOFABENCH!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AP: Damn

  142. goodfold2 says:
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    any of these the drop for bauer in 16 teamer? erlin/keuchel. bauer doesn’t have job just yet, but it’s likely coming.
    2. in 15 teamer I just missed kluber on waivers (somehow top team has better priority, I’m all about keeping a socialist policy concerning waivers (worst teams get better priority)), so which of these for last SP slot: Santiago/keuchel/bauer/Koehler?

  143. Brooke says:
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    Hi Grey. Kluber or Eovaldi? Thank you!

  144. tom says:
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    Grey, I’ve currently got Gyorko, A.Rendon, and Middlebrooks as my 2B/3B options. I’m trying to wait as long as I can but I’ll have to drop one soon. Who is the first to go? 10 team h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tom: Middlebrooks

  145. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    With an extra N/A roster spot for a minor leaguer, which of these makes the best
    pitcher and hitter stash:

    P: Bauer, Bradley, Stroman, Gausman
    H: Singleton, Guerrero, Franco

  146. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    Rolling with Pagan as my util, Andrus at SS and have Rollins on my bench. Think I should trade Andrus for a better utility/OF? Maybe a Marte type? Who would be a good target for an owner needing a SS. Tried to trade him Rollins but he had no interest.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you can get Marte

      • Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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        @Grey: andrus and pagan for marte sound like a good offer? you’d take marte and use jrol at SS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good offer for Marte

  147. Bone Face n Harmony says:
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    Do you think Jon Singleton gets the call soon? Ive got swipes for days with Andrus, Rios, Marte, and Boneface but sorely lacking in power and none of my gibroni league mates are biting on trades. Grey The Wise what say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly

  148. Boomer19 says:
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    Could you rank Gallardo, Cain, Bauer ROS? Thanks. Enjoy your weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain, Gallardo, you too

  149. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    In my cubicle neighbor just got a whole lot cooler news:

    Just found out the other day that the woman that sits next to me at work is the granddaughter of Hall of Fame pitcher Bucky Walters. He won the NL MVP in 1939 (also finished 3rd in 1940, and 5th 1944) and won a World Series in 1940. He also won the pitcher triple crown in ’39 (most wins, lowest ERA, and most K’s). He also had 242 career complete games (the pitchers these days are wussies compared to the old timers that would pitch both sides of a doubleheader). She also said that he was once featured on the front of a Wheaties box. How cool is that!? Sadly, her relatives couldn’t decide how to split the World Series ring so they sold it in an auction. Stupid relatives!

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/waltebu01.shtml

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s awesome! Ha, you should offer to buy back the ring for her then mysteriously forget you offered that…

  150. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Sorry, one more note on Bucky Walters. I noticed that in that 1939 season, he had 319 innings pitched! And another 11 innings in the World Series that same year for a total of 330!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, insane

  151. matthew says:
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    “Nelson Cruz – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  Since I don’t own him anywhere, I wouldn’t mind if he got hurt today.  Make that happen, Fantasy Baseball Overlord.”…jesus grey!! I guess I’m glad I traded him last night. Keeper league nelly cruz and my 10th rounder for Hosmer and his 5th rounder. You likey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  152. JAL says:
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    Want to trade Matt Adams for a SP, SS or 3B in a 12-team 5×5. Thoughts other than Andrus (I tried that)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know who wants Adams in your league and what they have

  153. Andrew says:
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    Ubaldo was dropped in my 12 teamer.

    Pick him up and start him tonight at home vs Royals? Pick up and sit? Not worth picking up at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stay away

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: we should make a road sign type shirt that simply says that: Stay Away Ubaldo!

  154. tom says:
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    Afternoon Grey ! Quick question I was offered A Beltre for either altuve or Matt carpenter straight up. I would trade altuve cuz Matt can play at 3b or 2b for me good idea? Or move Matt instead. Is there something I should be afraid of with Beltre… This seems a little to good to be true. Btw I’m in a 12 team H2H should I just say

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s morning… Sounds good

      • tom says:
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        @Grey: anything that I should be worried about with Beltre for the rest of this year or do you think he should be good as usual the rest of the year ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He should be fine

  155. Smell The Glove says:
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    Pick up D. Espinosa or A. Escobar as my MI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

  156. Oppo Taco says:
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    Would you trade Joey bats for e5? I have gyorko as my 3b.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  157. Anthony says:
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    Grey I picked up Anibal Sanchez who was dropped by someone. Is his velocity and everything ok so far this year? I just don’t know much about him and was surprised to see him on waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice pick up

  158. FillyP says:
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    Sup Grey? 12t 7×7 H2H keeper (OBP/XBH + QS/IP)

    1) B. Miller + J. Chavez for Asdrubal?

    2) Better pickup – Lindstrom, Rondon, Fields, Dice-K, Gregerson..
    And should I drop Niese (my weakest starter – have 9 SP) or B. Miller?

    Why won’t anyone trade with me? :’(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Miller 2) Lindstrom, Niese

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: the assdribble owner should be the one throwing in something extra in that first deal.

  159. Carl Weathers says:
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    Hey Grey, in a keeper league should I trade away:

    Chavez and Aaron Hill to get Gyorko and Sonny Gray??

    Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Carl Weathers: hey, Carl, you gonna eat that half sandwich on yr plate?

  160. Steve D. says:
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    My Alex Wood for his Big Papi – is it fair/enough? He’s actively looking for pitching and also had V Mart who is only UTIL-eligible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood side, it’s fair

  161. Wilsonian says:
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    Anything wrong with cutting Lindstrom for a streamer spot in H2H? I have Soriano, Rodney, Hawkins, J.Johnson, too. For what it’s Wuertz, he hung around there in the FA pool for about a week.

    • Grey

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      Nope

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: word, already did it. Just wanted some reassurance to help me sleep better at night.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  162. Bernie Brewer says:
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    How would you rank Kuroda, Richards, Kluber, Skaggs, and T. Wood?

    Are any of these guys just streamers?

    Thanks much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them in some leagues… Kluber, Skaggs

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Thanks! I’ll keep that in mind.

        On a completely different note, would you drop Springer or EY Jr. for LaRoche? We play 3 OF and 1 UTIL and I also have Bautista, Kemp, Melky, and L. Martin as OF options, but I don’t have a back-up 1B (I have Prince). So, LaRoche would be an occasional fill-in at 1B and UTIL. Thoughts?

        Thanks again and have a great weekend!!

  163. PK says:
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    Fantastic work, as usual, Grey!

    Would you rather have Alcides Escobar or Scooter Gennett for MI? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

  164. Ron says:
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    I just need one going forward at the very back of my rotation…Chavez, T. Wood, Simon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  165. Andrew says:
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    Starting Y Ventura at Baltimore tonight in a 12 teamer or gotta sit him here?

    • Hondo says:
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      @Andrew: FWIW there will probably be a rain delay and then 10 MPH+ winds to left.

  166. Righty says:
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    SON likes Morrow tomorrow against Boston. Is Milone, Roark, or Taylor Jordan better options in reality? Morrow keeps getting decent SON ranks, but he has been rough to stream so far.

  167. Hi Grey; This is a followup to a question I asked above, but with more options so that it applies over three leagues.

    Please pick the top three from among: Hutchinson, Salazar, Skaggs, Peralta, Smyly, and Bauer (I can afford to wait a couple of turns for Salazar and Bauer if they’ll be worth it afterwards). Is it close among those top three?

    Have a good weekend!

  168. Javy says:
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    In a 20 team dynasty league would you give up Jered Weaver for Danny Salazar and hope to be buying low? I’m middle of the pack so i’m not truly a contender this year if that makes a difference.

    • Javy says:
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      Err, make that an AL only dynasty league. Sorry got confused on leagues

  169. BrewFreeOrDie says:
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    Howdy Grey,

    Man, this column was exactly what I needed on a Friday vacay day. Thank you for being you and your mustache for being it’s glorious Selleck self. I’m in one of the ol’ RCL leagues and have a couple of questions for you.

    1. Thoughts on Starlin Castro? My other SS is Alexei Ramirez and I’m currently benching Castro for Espinonsa, I’m just unsure if we’re going to get 2012 Castro or 2013 Castro. Options for replacement at SS are limited, best overall WW options are probably Pagan, Solarte, Wong, or Junior Lake. Should I stay or should I go now?

    2. I just realized I own pretty much the entire Brewer starting staff (Garza, Gallardo, Lohse, and Estrada.). It’s working out OK so far and I don’t love WW options other than streaming (though Kluber is available). Do you see any inheirant issues with having that many starters on the same team? The rest of my starters are Felix, Tanaka, and Chavez, and closers are Kimbrel, Lindstrom, and Frieri.

    3. Have yourself a fantastic weekend (?) (Not a question.)

    Cheers,
    Brew

  170. Clive says:
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    Puig or D Price? Was offered DPrice for him, and he’s off to a slow start. Feels like a good value. Who’s better ROS?

  171. Boomer19 says:
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    Assistant GM Tony LaCava seemed to let on that Stroman would be up soon. Pretty vague but stroman has great stuff. You like him or Bauer more as a stash?

    • Boomer19 says:
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      Where would Stroman rank among Bradley and Syndergaard? Thanks again.

  172. Bartolo's Chin says:
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    Pick a side Verlander and Masterson or Wainwright?

  173. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    who hits the longer tape-measure home run
    off of ventura , tonight ?
    adam jones or chris davis ??

  174. Sky

    Sky says:
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    ******THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS*********

  175. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Seager or Gyorko ROS?

    Thanks

  176. Andrew A says:
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    I posted my offense earlier today, 10 team 6×6 Roto

    should I trade Melancon for Gyorko? My MI options are Brad Miller and Wong. Preseason I definitely would, but I kind of love Melancon.

    Extra category is holds, and I’m punting saves (possibly a part of Melancon’s value). Plenty of good middle relievers on the wire, but Melancon is the best.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Andrew A: i also came out of my biggest money league (10 team with 10 man benches) with EXACTLY wong/gyorko/miller. Wong became Springer day he came up. Miller is about to turn into either Espinosa or Scooter and Gyorko stays put (but probably not starting right now)

  177. fausto says:
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    ***ATTN RAZZBALL BRASS***

    POSSIBLE NEW WORD ALERT for the razz-clopedia if you guys dig it..

    “Saivier” (n.) (s?i-vi?r, savior) def- A RP that is acquired via waivers/fa for saves because he is obviously outperforming the current closer and will or is likely to end up getting the CL job, May also be due to closers going on DL. Can help with SV short term or best case they take CL job ROS. ex (Frieri is terrible so I grabbed Smith as a saivier) or (Hey Grey, Janssen on DL should I grab Santos as a saivier?)

    Do what you want, edit, change whatever if you want it.
    Due to 2014 Closer-mageddon ive had to come up with a term to describe all of my RP.

  178. D'arnaudoubt says:
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    Great stuff Grey. Springer just hit the wire, drop De Aza for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  179. Grey

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

  180. DomMattingly says:
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    Start Leonys Martin or Todd Frazier tonight in the UT spot?

  181. jal179 says:
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    I need F HR help and am deep at SP.

    Who should I offer for Cuddyer…

    Gio
    Sonny
    Teheran
    Ventura
    Archer
    Martin Perez
    Tyson Ross

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