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There’s a new love of my life.  No, it’s not the Georgia girl on MasterChef, though she’s all right.  His name is Danny Salazar, and he’s a sexy beast that makes me want to get all flirty and shizz.  I call him K-zar.  It’s pronounced like czar, so it’s a soft K like his touch, but that’s where the softness ends.  He was regularly hitting 99 MPH on the speed gun-measuring-MPH-thingie and even topped out at triple digits.  Swoon.  He made the Tigers looks like the Mariners until Miggy got a hold of one on his last pitch of the game — 7 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Doesn’t matter, he gets the Twins next then the A’s in Oakland.  I know, what about Corey Kluber?  Who’s going to sell energy drinks and tell all the ravey Asian kids where the after-hours party is without Kluber?!  Sigh, I know.  We’re over him now.  He’s going to be out until late-September and Salazar is taking his place in the rotation.  I want Salazar in every single league.  Yeah, that one.  Yup, that one too.  Go to it, young prematurely balding man!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Shelby Miller – Removed from the game after two pitches because he took a Carl Crawford liner off his pitching elbow.  Something needs to be done about all of these pitchers being hit.  Can guys throw in suits of armor?  Yes?  Good!  The Cards are saying it’s a bruise, but I imagine he’ll miss at least a start.

Carlos Martinez – Since tomorrow’s scheduled starter, Westbrook, relieved Miller (and got mollywhopped), someone needs to take Westbrook’s rotation spot and then possibly Miller’s.  Enter stage right… Could someone please open the door on the right side of the stage?!  Like I was saying, enter stage right… Carlos Martinez.  First, here’s Prospect Scott’s take, “A devastating fastball-curve-change arsenal has Martinez projecting like a front-line starter.  The 21-year-old was outstanding in 15 starts at Double-A last year, and many industry folks see greater potential with him than with Miller.  He’s a bit undersized, so there are workload concerns.  In any case, he’ll be a major fantasy asset as a starter once he’s peaked.  Also, asset reminds me of Grey, as in he’s as illuminating as E.T.’s ass.”  Hey, what’s the big idea?!  I like Martinez a lot too.  He battled a bit in middle relief this year (5.56 ERA in 11 1/3 IP), but he’s been about as dominant as you could hope for in Triple-A (1.76 ERA).  If I had my druthers and knew what druthers were, I’d take K-zar before C-Mart, because K-zar is already performing well.  If you have room for both, go for it.  C-Mart could be special too.

Jon Jay – 3-for-5, 1 run and hitting near-.400 in the last week.  To you, me and all poli-science majors, it means The Federalist is a hot schmotato.

Carl Crawford – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI and a steal.  Well, sure, after he hit the ball everyone dove for cover.

Skip Schumaker – 3-for-6, 1 run and 4 RBIs for a career day.  Career Day, “Hey, don’t lessen my meaning by applying me to Skip Schumaker.”

Andre Ethier – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs.  The Dodgers ended facing Westbrook but it turned into a donnybrook.

Bobby Parnell – Received an epidural yesterday and hopes to give birth to John Buck’s baby shortly.  Oh, wait.  I’m mixing up my news stories.  No, wait, that’s right, Parnell’s giving birth to the little Bucker.  Mets also said that Parnell hopes to avoid surgery.  I don’t even want to think about how a man is giving birth without surgery.  Any the hoo!  I thought Bob had a pain in his neck, but he went from ‘bed rest’ to ‘bedridden with the African Gong-Gong Disease’ in the matter of days.  I’d absolutely stash Hawkins, and even grab Aardsma if you’re desperate; this could be a committee for the rest of the season.

Jon Niese – Set to return on Sunday from a partially torn rotator cuff.  That sounds promising.  You don’t need Niese’s schnoz to smell some miserable starts coming from him.

Lucas Duda – Was activated from the DL, then sent to the minors.  Ah, the ol’ fake out.  “Hey, come on back from the DL.  Yeah, grab your bags too.  All of your stuff.”  Head fake. “You’re going to the minors!”

Matt Harvey – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I speak for everyone that doesn’t own him, please shut him down already.  Thank you.

Wilmer Flores – 2-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs.  Is this the first Mets prospect hitter to get excited about since David Wright?  Feels like it.  Maybe they shouldn’t have had Madoff sell their farm system for Atari futures.  Could see taking a flyer on Wilmer if you’re desperate for upside at corner infidel.

Jordan Zimmermann – 4 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Zimmermann really hasn’t looked good since his brother’s trial.  Karma works in weird ways or whoever is in charge of karma in this universe is drunk.  That would explain why Richard Hatch from Battlestar Galactica can’t ever find a good parking spot.

Kris Medlen – 7 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Gnats, 3.85 ERA.  Medlen gets the Phils and Metco next, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he has a 3.60 ERA in about ten days and then we’re like, “Wow, Medlen’s really come back,” then he’ll get the Cards after that and we’ll be like, “He just had two great starts and now I want to drop him again.”  Ah, the fantasy baseball roller coaster, where it stops nobody knows, except me.  I engineered it.

Justin Upton – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer.  When I rank him in the top twenty again next year, here’s what I’m gonna say, “If he can do in April and August for two extra months, he’s going to win the MVP.”  And that’s me quoting future me!

B.J. Upton – 4-for-5.  It’s a gee-dee Christmas miracle, B.J.’s actually hot.  I really thought he was gonna need a female inmate make him some Santeria tea like in Orange is the New Black before he showed any signs.

Jason Heyward – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Guess his neck is better.  In related news, be very careful about starting any pitchers against the Braves right now.  They’re off the Scoville scale.

Marco Estrada – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 6 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  The Stream-o-Nator liked this start a lot, but one word of caution with SON.  I’d be careful about guys returning from the DL.  SON fawning or not.  SON, “I only fawn over Joe Blanton.  Respect.”  With that said (here comes the reversal), SON was right on Estrada.  SON, “Eat it, snitches!”  I’d grab Estrada if he’s out there in your league.

Donnie Murphy – 3-for-3, 4 RBIs and two homers, and three in the last two days.  There’s nothing to see here with Murphy, except maybe a very short-term hot schmotato.  Third base for the Cubs should be about weird tattoos, flannel and getting back to their Olt rock roots.

Danny Duffy – 3 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks in 93 pitches.  Wow, he makes Carlos Marmol seem economical with his pitches.  If Duffy were born a hundred years earlier, he could’ve struckout 20 guys with 290 pitches.

Chris Archer – Left yesterday’s game with forearm tightness.  For an Archer, you’d think it would be his ‘bow.  Well, in most leagues, I’d look elsewhere.  No reason to mess with a young pitcher who has arm issues.

Martin Prado – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Odd, cause I Googled Prado + exciting and it produced no results.

Miguel Gonzalez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks in Petco.  You don’t have to be a rocket surgeon:  stream pitchers in Petco.

Chris Davis – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 41st homer.  This is his 4th homer since the All-Star Break as he hits under .240.  He hit 4 homers in an inning some games in the first half.  Mark Whiten, “No, he did not.”  So, Davis has definitely cooled off, which will make it more interesting for his rankings next year.  Is he the top ten guy he showed in the 1st half or the guy that can easily hit .240 with power?  I smell a schmohawk post coming from February Grey.  February Grey, “That’s Miracle Grow you smell.  I’m building a new-and-improved Chia.”

J.J. Hardy – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .258.  He leads all AL shortstops in homers, which is kinda like being the tallest midget.

Jedd Gyorko – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  He has two homers in the last four games, which is about all he’s done since he’s returned from injury.  As the Orioles announcers said, “He might be having a problem pushing off his back leg.  This was brought to you by Boog’s Barbecue.”

Eric Stults – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  He has a 2.37 ERA on the year at home.  Can’t make that stuff up.  I mean, you can, but it would be pretty easy to fact check.

Adam Jones – 3-for-5, 2 runs and seven for his last nine.  Goldschmidt gets a lot of love on this site from yours truly — or yours Trudy, if Rudy’s sister’s signing off — but how about the Jones love?  Who ranked him about three rounds before everyone else in the preseason?  Can I get a what-what?!  No?  Okay, we’ll work on it.

Adam Lind – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 14th homer.  He’s done a lot of nothing recently, so I’d take this as a one and done until he gets another, then it’s the much-less-used expression two and let’s get some maple syrup on that Canadian flapjack.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 30th homer.  Member for a while I had the ‘Who will get more fantasy value this year between Edwin and Jose Bautista’ thing going?  Bautista will need a huge final seven weeks to get close.

Humberto Quintero – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer in the last 4 games.  Fun fact!  Quintero gets the wrong mail for quinceaneras all the time.

Brad Miller – 2-for-5, 1 run, hitting near .300 in the last week.  Hasn’t had much power and speed, but he looks like a solid mainstay at the top of a major league lineup.  (Yes, it’s the Mariners, but still.)

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .300 on the year with 17 homers.  Good thing the Angels got rid of him!  I’m not being sarcastic.  It really is good, otherwise The Sciosciapath would be platooning him every third day and he wouldn’t be doing anything.

Wandy Rodriguez – Threw off the mound and hopes to be back in time for September.  Wandy said, “When the flowers begin to die, Wandy rides again.”  Wow, Wandy sounds like a German expressionist.

Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the MIA Marlins.  Every time I see “vs. the MIA Marlins” I kick myself for not picking up that starter.  You should be doing the same thing.  Oh, man, I didn’t say kick yourself in the groin.  Medic!

Christian Yelich – 2-for-4.  Hasn’t done much in the way of power or speed.  He is hitting near-.375 in the last week, which is way better than anyone else who looks like they’re twelve.  Speaking of which, I will now call him Doogie.

CC Sabathia – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K.  One strikeout?  Oh mee gee, him and Bartolo Colon switched bodies!  You can understand why no one noticed before.

Alfonso Soriano – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer on the Yanks as he returned to Chicago.  He must’ve felt so wistful, Chicago was the city he spent the better part of his 50′s.

Jonathan Villar – Said he will only miss two days with his sprained thumb.  Less time if Hoes keeps stroking Villar’s thumb all slow and gentle.

Jarred Cosart – 5 IP, 2 ER, 12 baserunners (5 BBs), 3 Ks, 1.36 ERA, 1.27 WHIP.  Intro to Fantasy Baseball 101 at the Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston tells you if a starter’s WHIP is anywhere near their ERA, they both better be under 1.00.

Robbie Grossman – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer and 2nd in as many games.  See, all this time we were using the 1st definition of gross as in unattractive.  We overlooked the verb to produce profit.  Grab him now while he’s hitting.  That is an order, guys and four girl readers!

Josh Fields – 1 IP, 3 ER and his first blown save and his 2nd opportunity.  Surprise, surprise, he’s garbage.  I wouldn’t go near the Astros bullpen right now, and Fields couldn’t close his way out of a paper bag.

Jonny Gomes – 1-for-2, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games.  He gets crazy hot for about five to seven days.  Grab him now!

Stephen Drew – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting near-.500 in the last week.  Yes, five-oh-oh.  That’s even a mystery Drew can’t figure out, but I’d let him try while on my team.

Salvador Perez – He’s on the concussion DL, but was cleared yesterday to do cardio.  Thank God, his mom missed their late night walks.

Alcides Escobar – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs.  Member a few days ago I said I’d watch him to see if he were getting hot?  He has three straight games with at least two hits.  He’s hot.  Finally.

Brian Dozier – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and a steal, a day after a homer and is hitting over .300 in the last week.  Between Donnie Murphy, Robbie Grossman and Brian Dozier, it’s the week the schmohawks rose up and inherited the earth.  If you’re really struggling at MI, okay grab Dozier, but he is not good.

Jose Valverde – Tigers released him.  When he heard the news, one last time he gave his closnarl.

Austin Jackson – 2-for-7, 2 runs and his 8th homer to go with six steals on the year.  I honestly had to look at his player page three times to make sure I was reading it right.  Six steals?!  Leonys had that by the 1st inning of last night’s game!  How can this guy possibly have 6 steals all year?  David Ortiz has 4 steals!  Hey, Austin, stop keepin’ it weird and run!

Michael Brantley – 3-for-5, 1 run.  I mentioned the other day about how I’m gonna like him next year.  I mentioned him in yesterday’s podcast.  You’re thinking about how I like him way more than any rational ‘pert should.  See, rational there is your mistake.

Gordon Beckham – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and hitting over .300 in the last week.  Wow, it really is a great week to usually be bad at baseball.

Alberto Callaspo – 2-for-2, but left yesterday’s game after a collision at the plate.  He has a bruised forearm.  Not as succulent as Memphis braised forearm, but it’s good enough for day-to-day.

Eric Sogard – 2-for-2 as he entered for Callaspo.  Sogard’s got junky power and speed, but he has hit in 13 of the last 14 games.  Could be a deep league flyer for some average at your middle infidel.

Bartolo Colon – 2 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks.  The Regression Fairies own a PT Cruiser, they don’t eat gluten and they laugh at your ERA and WHIP.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Going into yesterday, he had a .154 average in August after a .233 average in July.  Yesterday was also his first home run since the break.  The Buysellatops, who is always on the paleo diet, sold him about six weeks ago, did you?

Jay Bruce – 1-for-4 with his 24th homer and 2nd in as many games.  They call him… *karate chopping in half a cement block* Bruce!

Todd Frazier – 0-for-3, 2 Ks as he was moved up to the two hole.  He should be moved out of the two hole because he’s crap.

Homer Bailey – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks. One start he looks like Christian Bale playing Batman.  The next start he looks like Christian Bale on the set of Batman beating up a production assistant for not filling his thermos with orangey-enough carrot juice.  “This carrot juice color is Safety Orange.  I asked for Ripe Tangelo!”

Leonys Martin – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI and 3 steals.  The Queen of SAGNOF is glowing after getting getting booty from the King of SAGNOF, Rajai.   “My scepter has a string and I fish for weak pick-off moves.”  You know, Jason Bourgeois is so not invited to this party.

Elvis Andrus – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 steals.  Damn, the speed has really come out lately in texas.  I guess Ron Washington shared his stash.

Mike Trout – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a homer on his 22nd birthday.  When he hits his prime at 27 years old, he’s going to be the first person to go 100/100.  You heard it here first.

Roy Halladay – Headed to the Phillies spring complex.  I wonder if it’s still allergy season there.

Jhoulys Chacin – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Petco + Metco = Greta Van Susteren.  Hmm, math’s off there.  Should’ve equaled streamer’s delight.

Carlos Gonzalez – Hit the DL.  It’s boring to say I was right about him hitting the DL prior to him hitting his 27th homer, which I said when he was at homer number 21.  Boring, I say.  No one wants me to spew self-congratulatory messages to myself wrapped in cute little mustaches addressed to, “Grey Albright, King Super Fantastic.”  No one wants to hear me say, “Ooh, you’re right again, Grey.  How do you do it?  Do you have two brains?”  Yes.  Yes, I do.  But I’m not here to say any of that stuff.  Let’s just hope for a speedy recovery for all of CarGo’s owners who didn’t listen to me when I said he’d get hurt again prior to hitting his 27th homer.

 

  1. Tehol Beddict

    Tehol Beddict says:
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    FIRST!!!! what about Wacha?

    • GERRY says:
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      Wacha crying about dum dum?

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Tehol Beddict: I refuse to accept that surname. It is Wacha-Wacha or nutin’.

        • ElBoss says:
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          @Grey: Wacha think about C-Mart against LA tonight??

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Start him

  2. Bill says:
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    Thank you, L. Martin — 4-8 and six steals since I put you in Nelson Cruz’s spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill: He’s fixing you.

  3. TarmanGotHim says:
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    I can’t wait until Boegaerts gets called up. Everyday I check and there is nothing up. What are the Rojo Sox waiting for?

    • RandomItalicizedVoice says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: For one thing, he’s not on the 40-man roster, so, without an injury, the Sox will need to put someone on waivers to promote him.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @RandomItalicizedVoice: middlebrooks seems to work, or is he also not on the 40 man?

      • boognish says:
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        @RandomItalicizedVoice: They can open a spot on the 40 man by moving Bailey to the 60 day DL

    • fitz says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: He made another error at 3B last night. Didn’t see the game but I know they’re a little concerned with how his defense will be at third. I really hope he’s up soon. The Snyder/Holt platoon is a joke.

      • ElBoss says:
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        @fitz: You say another error, how many are we talk in about so far at 3rd?

        • fitz says:
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          @ElBoss: I believe it was his first at 3B but that was only his 7th career start at third. He has 8 total in 48 games at AAA and 9 in 47 games at Double A this year.

  4. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    H2H wifh limited moves but I wants me some Salazar.

    Drop Archer, Erasmo (need his SP/RP), Milone (when exactly is he coming back up?), Bailey, Griffin or hold?

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Fish: i read somewhere milone back next week, i think early in week. probably tue at home vs HOU. that’s a great start.

        • Fish says:
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          So this is interesting…. http://brandon.mlblogs.com/

          I’m taking this from cbssports.com (full credit to them):
          Over his last seven games, Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is hitting .471 with a double, a home run, and a 1.414 OPS. While he was due for a surge at some point, this jump in production actually has a direct reason.

          On his MLB.com blog (which more people should really be reading), Belt writes that the team’s hitting coaches have been suggesting he move back in the box and hold the bat with ihs fingers, not his palms. “But I was stubborn,” Belt says. “I’d been successful my whole life with what I’d always done.” It took some conversations with other players — including Buster Posey and a player on another team — to convince him to try it. His first attempt at the changes? Seven games ago.

          Belt says the tweaks allowed him to see the ball better, and have eliminated a rushed feeling at the plate. “I felt I was really tapping into my ability,” Belt writes

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I thought it was Brett Pill breathing down his neck… Belt is a perennial fave of mine b/c he should be very solid, but he’s done very little in his career for longer than 2 weeks… So we’ll see… Thanks for the heads up though! I do own him in an NL-Only so I’m pulling for him…

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    Is it true Leonys walked one of his steals? Angels just not interested in throwing out runners.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @English: Probably, he’s royalty

  6. huge caulk says:
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    I wouldnt mess with Estrada(especially if you only have limited moves left) unless you are desperate. Next 6 projected starts:
    @TEX
    CIN
    @CIN
    LAA
    PIT
    @STL

    Basically 1 favorable matchup ROFS…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: i don’t see any favorable matchups there (that pit start is in MIL)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That answers it then…

  7. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    No mention of Alex Gordon? They named a fan section after him at Kaufman stadium and he’s getting even worse. But last night 2-4, hr and 2 rbi!! You wouldn’t drop him for BJ would you? Thanks.

  8. Yeshcheese says:
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    Mother Greyesa,

    I’ve left about 25r/12hr/25rbi on the bench this season due to ESPN listing players as DTD. Is there a glossary term for this? Last night J Heyward, and B Harper seriously like 15 times this season, De Aza, W Myers, etc. it’s like DTD cortisone injections give you PED superpowers! On the other hand, espn also listed R Porcello as DTD through 7 starts…

    On the third hand which is actually Nolan Arenado’s umbilical cord, expect big things from DTD Villar!

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Yeshcheese: Term should be something like “why are you just looking at the red letters and not checking another source for the injury/to see if the guy is active tonight.”

  9. TheNewGuy says:
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    Grabbed Sala in both my leagues, booyah! Thats the advantage of living in England and waking up before the Yanks to make my moves.

    Least suckass option at 3B (a reeling Wright owner):

    Mostsuckass, Chavy, Dominguez, Frazier (0 fer his last 30)….yeah man 3B is rough.

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    You’re probably right about Davis, but (and I haven’t watched as much baseball as y’all, so I’m happy to be stood corrected), but if a long home run has ever been hit with less apparent effort, than the one he hit yesterday, I’d sure like someone to show it to me.

    That was a thing of beauty. It’s hard to imagine anyone ever seeing a pitch any better than he must have done right there.

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      @SteveNZ: yeah, I think he’s for real. At least on the power/ribbie side of things. His average is definitely too high for where it should be. But, he showed this pop in 2/3 of a season last year with 33 HR and 85 RBI. He should be a 40/100 guy for the next few years. But he should be hitting around .250-.260.

    • Grey

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      @SteveNZ: Oh, yeah, he has power for days, just think there will be a lot larger slumps for a guy that swings and misses as much as him…

  11. TheNewGuy says:
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    Just seen Miggys homer off czar…sick.

    Gotta love Tigers commentators Mario and Rods reaction too, always like listening to those guys.

  12. TheNewGuy says:
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    C-Mart or E-Jax?

    Upside or known mediocre-ness.

  13. TheNewGuy says:
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    As for A-Jax its another case of the offense raking and not risking guys thrown out, plus he isnt really that fast anyway. Major disappointment this year.

  14. Hoosier Daddy says:
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    Grey-

    If you are still heading up on that Sideways road trip, you need to take cougar to this place for a nice 2 hour activity. Great outdoor hot spring fed secluded hot tubs rented by the hour in the mountains. You can buy a bottle of wine as you check in and they give you glasses. Gorgeous on a clear night…

    http://www.sycamoresprings.com/relax/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hoosier Daddy: Nice, thanks for the heads up! Coogs will think I’m all romantic and shizz…

  15. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Morning Fellas,

    ETA for Billy Hamilton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Natural Born Champs: Prolly in Sept, but won’t play any significant time… April he’ll play…

  16. TheNewGuy says:
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    Suprised we’ve heard not all that much on here about Jo-Fer (or maybe I missed it).

    That kid is the real deal, and sure ROY even over Shelby. He has one MAJOR strikeout weapon, 12 of his 14Ks last start came from his slurve (I dont know what it is). Either way its making hitters seem utterly clueless, the Marlins broadcast team seem to call it the ‘defector’.

    Think he’ll be priced out of range next season, or could he be another Matt Harvey (mid price, top production. Where do you see him being ranked/drafted next year?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @TheNewGuy: You missed it. Yes it’s called ‘The Defector’. Thanks for catching up.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @TheNewGuy: Ya, you went on my sh*t list early. Can’t remember exactly why, but it’s a short list, so there must be a legit reason. Speaking of, anyone see “Rodney”? Punk ran away after telling me I was embarrassing myself for putting Freeman in the top 40 for next year.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: that freeman thing was funny. didn’t that defector thing come up back on like, may 6 or something? probably even earlier.

  17. Fish says:
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    K-zar!!!!
    Where’s the youtube video for Obama singing that “I’m so in love with you” song on the campaign trail?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fish: Isn’t that Carly Rae Jepsen?

  18. Slim

    Buddah Lovaz says:
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    Salazar threw 87 innings last year. He’s up to 106 innings this year. If the Indians keep a normal rotation then he’s got 9 more starts. *6 innings = aprox 150 innings.
    Should I be concerned about him getting shut down before he hits 150 IP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Buddah Lovaz: Let’s get through a few more starts before we worry about that

  19. Derekmal says:
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    “Fields couldn’t close his way out of a paper bag”

    I love it when you go traditional….

  20. EK says:
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    Rank ROS for H2H pts:
    Porcello
    C-Mart
    Estrada
    Haren
    T. Wood
    Gee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Gee, Porcello

  21. Miggedy Mike says:
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    Trade my Carlos Gomez for his Anthony Rizzo? Keeper league, Rizzo cheaper but not hugely so.

    I have Trout and J. Upton in my OF, Juan Francisco and Brandon Belt at 1B. Haha!

    • Miggedy Mike says:
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      @Miggedy Mike:

      Head to head league, I don’t have much else in the way of steals outside of Trout and Dustin Pedroia.

  22. malamoney says:
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    ETA on Scott’s Wednesday prospect report?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @malamoney: today’s thursday, so a while. hehe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @malamoney: Scott didn’t do one this week because he was on the podcast and that was Wednesday… He’ll be along this weekend and so forth…

  23. Jason says:
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    Take a flyer with Ryu against the Cards today?

  24. Mr. Rickey says:
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    I hate owning Bailey – don’t really like Bale either. I could see Batman’s mask fooling 99% of the population of Gotham but people who know Bruce Wayne? No way. And that stupid deep angry voice Bale uses to apparently sell Batman’s disguise would not fool anyone. “Hey Bruce, why you talking like that?” Hey Bailey, why you pitching like that? Jerks.

  25. choplanta says:
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    drop phil Hughes for C. Martinez.

  26. PB&J with a baseball bat says:
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    My Coco Crispies have gotten soggy over the past month. Dump this mush down the sink and pour myself some Leonys?

    Also, looking for a Frazier replacement but there is no one with the first name ‘Niles’ in MLB. Who you liking for the next 2 weeks or so, Cody Ross or Smoak?

  27. Pretty Toney says:
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    re: Adam Jones

    WHAT-WHAT!!!!

  28. gareth says:
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    My indians make me sad. The worst part for me yesterday? I have asdrubal cabrera on my fantasy team. He was up to bat TWICE with a guy on third and two out. He popped out weakly on the first pitch BOTH times. Those are key runs he’s sqandered, and he ended the night 0 for 6! I really want to drop his useless ass. Between him, reynolds, swisher and santana – the guys who should be producing are not.

    That salazar kid though. Wow. I heard the indians were in the garza sweepstakes until the cubs asked for chisenhall. Salazar actually reminded me of garza last night, but with more heat. He made the top 3 indians of ALL time last night for most k’s by an indians rookie in their first two games. Guys like herb score and luis tu ant were ln that list. Salazar looks like a keeper.

    There’s always next year! Masterson, kluber, mcallister, salazar, kazmir (if he re-signs) make for a decent rotation for next season. Hopefully carrasco and bauer can figure things out in aaa and provide depth.

    A few bullpen pieces, kick chris perez to the curb and add a middle of the order hitter and I feel good about the tribe next year.

    There’s really no shame in going toe to toe with the best team in baseball right now and losing. Its been a nice ride (cries into cereal bowl).

    • fitz says:
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      @gareth: Yeah, that rotation should be pretty damn good next year. If only the Indians didn’t have that dbag Nick Swisher I’d be rooting for them more.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @fitz:

        you may consider him a dbag because he’s not living up to
        expectations for your fantasy baseball team , but ,
        he provides a welcomed veteran presence for the ballclub
        and does good community service work .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: Salazar looked terrific last night, the Indians could have a good one

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: god knows somebody’s gotten clean all that Cleveland trash up. But it “does Rock”.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  29. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Carlos Martinez over Kennedy or Alex Wood?

  30. gareth says:
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    We just got to beat max scherzer today, that’s all! That guys a bum!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @gareth: bum like kluber, eh gareth.

      • Gareth says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Sarcasm, my friend. I’ve been a Max admirer for a while. Had him on my fantasy team down the stretch last year and he was dynamite. He finally put it all together consistently this year and is probably the favorite for the AL Cy Young. That Tigers rotation is just downright scary. Tough to be an Indians fan.

      • Gareth says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I admit I was wrong about Kluber. NOBODY saw that coming though. It was a pleasant surprise while it lasted. He ended up becoming so important that his loss to Injury has probably cost the Indians a shot at a Postseason berth.

  31. AP says:
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    Howdy, August Grey! Quick question: I have really built up a pretty sizeable lead in RBI’s and HR’s in my Roto league. I really just need to focus on R’s and Avg. In that vein, I am ready today to follow through with kicking Todd Frazier to the GD curb and firing him out of the 2-hole. I was wondering if you could look at a few 3B guys here and point me in the right direction for just those two categories? Thanks.

    Eric Chavez
    D. Descalso
    Gyorko

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AP: Gyorko

      • AP says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  32. gareth says:
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    All my closers got a save last night. Holland, benoit and melancon. I am torturing myself though by having two division rival close games for my fantasy team. I’m kinda rooting against my own guys. Kind of.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: One allegiance to your fantasy team

  33. Curious D says:
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    Please rank ROS – Salazar, Erasmo, EJax, Dempster, McCarthy. Thanks!

  34. goodfold2 says:
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    check out this pitching roster (10 team i know, but this is really sick)
    scherzer
    lee
    liriano
    hamels (waivered 2 days ago)
    ryu
    burnett
    kluber
    bailey
    cole
    porcello
    salazar (just dropped gee for him, but still get today’s gee stats; his next start was a bench anyway)
    1. i’m guessing gee was the drop and not porcello here? DET’s ROS schedule (and their entire hitting roster) is really good.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: forgot samardzija’s on there too. 2. i was gonna drop Gee for Miley on Sun vs METS but now i’m not sure if I have anybody to drop. Unless Porcello? I’m best team in the league and just beat the 2nd team last week 8-4, so it’s really more about Miley vs Porcello ROS (more specifically late sep playoff time in h2h).

  35. fitz says:
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    So the last three offers I’ve received in a $200 redraft league are these

    From the first place team
    My Choo for Iglesisas I reject and he counters with Choo for Jed Lowrie…oh yeah much better..

    Then the third place team offers me this appetizing gem today
    My Kipnis, Justin Upton, Greinke for Nick Franklin, Austin Jackson and Matt Harvey (who will probably be shut down by h2h playoff time anyway)

    Am I a dickhead or are these borderline retard trade offers?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @fitz: the first is simply the utterings of a guy who’s opinion of you is the lowest thing i’ve ever seen. the second is lowball but could be done for needs. The third is the worst (and i’m sure he knows about harvey’s shutdowniness) due to you would be trading away the better player at each and every position. Even is this was done at the start of the year this trade would be really bad for you, now it’s insane to think anyone would do it.

      • fitz says:
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        @goodfold2: Ok thanks, just making sure my “You can’t be serious” in the comments section when I hit the reject button is reasonable, lol.

        • Gareth says:
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          @fitz: @fitz: You’re a Boston Fan. Behave Like One!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fitz: They’re bad

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Gareth: that stuff is really good. of course it’s hard to find a bad imperial stout, for me anyway.

      • Gareth says:
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        @goodfold2: I’ll have to try it!

  36. Josh says:
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    Hey Everyone, H2H 10-team keeper (keep 12) Pitching staff: Bailey, Samardija, Sale, Lackey, Medlen, Hellickson, Beachy, Lohse, Cobb(DL), Kluber(DL) Would you sub anyone out for Salazar?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Josh: any of Hellickson, Beachy, or Lohse. Probably Lohse, though.

  37. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    1) Dozier the Dozierian or Nickmundo?

    2) Sign O’ The Times: Erasmo gets skipped, I waste a move by dropping Erasmo to get Salazar. *Sniff*

    3) My answer to any commenter who asks if they should consider Ryan Howard ROS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV0sK65PyVI

  38. Sherm says:
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    Note to Grey and all Razzball readers: start anyone versus the Giants at this point. They are snakebit. Exhibit A: Estrada grooved several pitches that were outs or foul. Posey and Pence both hit 380 foot outs, and Sandoval screamed one down the right-field line that hit about five feet below and to the right of the 309 sign. Against the next pitcher, Posey mashed one with runners on base that Khris (don’t call me Chris) Davis caught on a prayer. Talk about BABIP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sherm: Thanks for the heads up!

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: funny thing is, other than pagan’s injury (that twit on MLB network said that’s the WHOLE problem) it’s the same guys as last year that somehow all got hot at the same time at the end of the year, along with vogelsong playing over his head all year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  39. Jack says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Props to the Hitter Tron and Will Veneble. Was considering dropping Eaton for him, but he has done well past few days…what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Go Venable

  40. Gareth says:
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    So I Googled Danny Salazar images and the GIF below appeared as part of the search:

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m61fmpsCXC1rqcvvyo1_250.gif

    I tried to connect why that GIF would be part of a Baseball player search. Then I realized. SALAZAR Slytherin was the founder of the Slytherin house in Harry Potter!

    I also realized I was a Geek. I already knew that though.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Gareth: You and me buddy! Knew id heard that name before too, well hes an evil person and Salazars pitches are nasty so that works.

  41. Curt says:
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    Whats going on with Miguel Angel Gonzalez???…..BTW, speaking of Master Chef, whats the over/under that mess Krissy says she is from Philly next episode????……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Curt: Google Krissi from MasterChef and Twitter

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: But for the love of God, don’t make it an image search

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, true!

  42. JoeG says:
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    Does anyone know when Erasmo Ramirez’s next start is ? It should be this weekend, but nothing is listed.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @JoeG: they have off days on both thur and mon, it appears he’s getting skipped. Iwakuma and F-Her appear to be getting the weekend starts. I guess the guy who stole him from me in 16 teamer the joke’s on him since it looks like his next start might be against either @TEX or @OAK.

  43. John says:
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    In order to catch my first place team (which qualifies me for a 1st round bye) in my 5×5 h2h each cat league the 2nd place team would have to score more than 5 cat wins/week more than me. I’m thinking about picking up Betancourt (to protect Melancon against a Grilli return) and Pujols off the wire since MY playoffs don’t start until 9/9. They would take the place of two spots I use for streaming for W’s and K’s. Another option for these spots would be to pick up pitchers with good schedules during playoffs. I could always drop them if the 2nd place team makes great progress over the next 2 weeks. Do one (which one) of them, both of them or none of them? If both, who do you drop first if I need to?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Grab Betancourt and Pujols, drop Pujols first

  44. Scott says:
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    Please rank order for ROS. Edwin Jackson, Nolasco, Haren, Danny Salazar.

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. The real question is which one or two to drop.

  45. Mattw says:
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    Any of these guys droppable for K-zar?

    Medlen
    Cingrani
    Wheeler
    Peavy

  46. Russ says:
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    Trade question, roto-dynasty league:

    Give: Robbie Grossman & Chris Tillman

    Receive: Peter Bourjos, Zeke Spruill, Kevin Gausmann and Delino DeShields Jr

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Russ: Do it. Gausmann should turn out to be the best of that group.

  47. Bob says:
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    Is C Mart a go tonight in my league? :

    12 team first round playoffs, two week H2h, 14 max starts for the two wks.. QS KBB ERA WHIP K

    i carry greinke, miller, burnett, peavy and usually stream my other starts to hit the max

    kinda just got screwed losing a start to miller and he might miss more so i gotta pick some good streamers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Sure

  48. Oppo Taco says:
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    Hey grey I just wanted to know your opinion on the following. In a 12 team keeper 5×5 roto. We keep 7 (doesn’t matter the position and no prices since it was a snake draft) what 7 would you keep from this roster? Already have a good idea but I’d appreciate the input, Thanks
    C – Mauer
    1b – goldy
    2 – rendon
    3b – zimm
    SS – a cab
    Of – mccutchen
    Of – j Upton
    Of – Jose Bautista
    Util – bj Upton
    Util – leonys Martin
    Bench – profar, de Aza, arenado, boegarts
    SP – MadBum, shields, Harvey, j zim, wheeler
    RP – Kimbrel, holland, street.

    My team is currently in fifth and our trade deadline is next Thursday. I was offered starlin Castro and a second rounder for shields and Martin. Good trade for next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Goldy, McCutchen, Upton, Bautista, Bum, Zimmermann, Harvey… Trade sounds pointless…

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @Grey: Jordan or Ryan?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What?

          • Oppo Taco says:
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            @Grey: which Zimmerman would you keep Ryan or Jordan

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Jordan

  49. daniel says:
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    My starting rotation consists of greinke, minor, harvey, j fer, Garza and price. I only have 46 remaining starts. Is there a clear drop out of these 6 or should I hold and just be more selective on who I start? Standard 12 team roto RCL. Thanks

    • daniel says:
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      @daniel: I ask bc I could really use the roster spot to chase saves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @daniel: Be more selective

  50. Russell James says:
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    Salazar definitely looks like the real deal. My question is Kuber worth holding on to? Also is Halladay worth stashing? I’ve lost Cruz to suspension , the waiver wire is pretty thin but who do you like rest so season between Moreland, Brantley, Crawford, Nava and Reddick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Russell James: You can lose Kluber… Forget Halladay… Crawford

  51. John says:
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    I don’t really need a pitcher until my H2H playoffs. You said Kluber is out until late Sept. and I have him stashed on bench because CLE schedule during playoffs (4.5 weeks out w/Kluber said to be out 4-6 weeks) looks awesome. I like Salazar like you do, but as Buddah mentioned above an innings limit may make him unavailable for my playoffs. Carlos Martinez is available and probably has no innings limit but there is a question of whether they keep him in the rotation and the Cards have 4 games @COL during the playoffs. Who do you recommend (would like to get both of your opinions if possible)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Salazar

  52. Van says:
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    Danny Salazar pitches Monday, is he going to be a 2 starter next week? I might need to get me some of that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Van: Two great starts too

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey: what about Cmart is he going to be getting two starts next week too?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          This may be a spot start, depends on Miller

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: news blurb claims miller won’t miss start.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, there goes that…

  53. Hondo says:
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    I picked up Logan Morrison because,well he plays today.Would you drop him for Grossman?I’ve got Bruce,Cutch and JUP,so he would be util.Also have Matt Carpenter as bench guy. 3OF’s,1util.

  54. charlie batch says:
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    drop alex wood, jenry mejia, or villaneuva for estrada?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @charlie batch: They’re all streamers. Play matchups.

  55. Hondo says:
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    12:35 game,so I can wait and see how Logan does,but if he’s meh,do it?

  56. supra says:
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    I have limited moves left, and haven’t found a SP in trade… but I pulled a Graham Elliot last night in scooping up Salazar.

    I dove right in, clanked the fork on my teeth and looked towards the heavens… mmm savory, yet unrefined.

  57. Clint says:
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    And in other awesome news, Yu Darvish reported tightness in his gluteus maximus to which J-Lo replied, “Let me show ya’ how to twerk that boy!”

  58. supra says:
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    I also need a SP with a start left for this week that I can mostly trust ROS… the last month has been shown pretty sweet numbers for Haren. Do I go to that well again or do I sign the marriage certificate with Vogelsong or Porcello. I’ve asked about Porcello before and have owned both him and Haren, but with 5 moves left, it’s time to shit or get off the pot.

    Thanks Grey…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra: I’d go with Porcello

  59. Sniff Test says:
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    I can only roster 2 of these 3…or try to stream the 3 based on matchups but could lose them: Parker, Haren or McCarthey. I have holes where my Kluber and Moore used to be.

  60. The Lawn Wranglers says:
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    Hey Grey, how about this one to add to the Razzball vocabulary: Joffery-A person you put great faith in and hope they will rule your fantasy world but you end up hating them. (Like Todd Frazier or Brett Lawrie (so far) or Adam Laroche (for second half so far)). Just a thought. Thanks! I love the smell of mustache wax in the morning!

  61. Shake N Bacon says:
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    The Rangers had four steals in the first inning last night. 2 by Leonys and 2 by Andrus. That’s crazy talk!

    So would you drop either B.Miller or S.Drew for Escobar at this point? I’m still sour on Escobar since he didn’t do much for me earlier this year.

    I can’t give Jordan Zimmerman away for even a #4 SP in my league. What do I do? Hold tight and start him only when it’s a favorable matchup?

  62. Brick says:
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    Hey grey! As an o’s fan and fantasy owner definitely digging jones this year! . Great call!

    16 team full keeper roster + minor league spots. What are your thoughts on dexter fowler? I’ve been offered him for wacha and robert stephenson who are my minors pitching guys. My of is a jax, ellsbury, and a platoon of werth/jon jay/ zobrist when hes not playing ss. My gut says thats too much for fowler, but i will need a young of, thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brick: Thanks! I’d take Fowler

  63. KevinK says:
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    Catcher question– yawn—- Arencibia or Avilia ROS?

    Thanks–

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: is that ewok?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly

  64. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Got K-Zar in both leagues, gotta love the intel. Even drafted A. Jones, more intel love.

    It’s only Thursday but I have already amassed 13 SB’s in one league for the week, go team!

  65. TheNewGuy says:
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    Things you would do if Mike Trout ends up with more homers than steals this year? Hes gettin close…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Why do I have to do something?

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Grey: Ha

  66. Wake Up says:
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    Miller: yeah…really weird that pitchers are getting injured by comebackers…you’d think that finishing with your back to the plate would be a better idea…I mean a totally defenseless way to end your windup, with no way to even attempt to knock a potential comebacker down, you know, so it doesn’t hit you, you know, and injure you, you know, so then you can’t pitch, you know, because when you have bad mechanics you’re gonna end up injured anyway, you know, hope that extra 2 mph is helping you out on the DL smart guy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Ha…This really fires you up…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: It does…as a former pitcher, I can’t even comprehend not wanting to help yourself out by getting extra fielding outs, and bad mechanics will catch up with you eventually…not to mention self-preservation!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Three words…Suit of armor

        • HandOfGaudin says:
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          @Wake Up: rub your mipples and calm yourself!

  67. EK says:
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    Drop Napoli for Avila?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: No

  68. TheNewGuy says:
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    Villar or Rollins in an OBP league. Getting so sick of J-Roll…

  69. Dolemite says:
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    This has been QUITE the stealy week of epic proportions for me
    Call me the emperor of SAGNOF
    I have amassed 20 steals so far this week, with elvis and leonys leading the way….. 18% of my current steal total has come in 3 days hahahhaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dolemite: Holy crap… That’s crazy…

      • Dolemite says:
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        @Grey:
        I guess that will happen when your 2 biggest threats play the angels (with 1 day of Tommy Hanson and his incredibly slow time to the plate and utter lack of a pickoff move)

        Funny how they have one of the greatest catchers of all time at manager, and they are the joke of the league at throwing out runners…. Thats just gotta kill Mike Skeeoskeea

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The Sciosciapath grumbles.

  70. Dave says:
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    Offered Cano & Stanton for my Seager & Myers. Thoughts?
    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Cano side

  71. Buckner says:
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    You’re supposed to keep hating on Travis Wood!

  72. Put it on the boarddddddddddddd....YES says:
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    Estrada, Porcello, EJax, Kendrick. Pick 2 ROS. Thanks.

  73. EK says:
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    Asdrubal or Elvis
    H2H pts

    • Gareth says:
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      @EK: I’ll take some fried Peanut butter and Banana Sandwiches. Thank you Very Much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Depends on needs… Elvis for steals right now, that’s for sure

  74. Gareth says:
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    Guys like Prado and Brantley are the unheralded glue that binds good fantasy teams. And real ones too.

    • Dolemite says:
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      @Gareth:
      Completely agree…. I got him in early Jun as a buy low for my danny espinosa and marco estrada…. needless to say that has only been looking better and better ;)

  75. Wake Up says:
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    I do remember that whole E2/Joey Bats bet going on back then…and I also remember saying that I could NOT take that bet since I actually ranked E2 ABOVE Joey Bats unlike some people…booyaH!!!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Wake Up: PS since when does 25 HRs and .260 make you a top ten 0F…can we bring back steroids already?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Wake Up: It’s a sad time… I see you tried to sneak a zero in for a capital oh…Pretty sneaky, Wake Up…

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Grey: You’re good! And awake! That was just to throw off the en es a…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Did you spell out NSA? AH!!!

            • Wake Up says:
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              @Grey: WHAT ARE YOU DOING? Oh, you think that’s a fly in your kitchen…nope, mini-drone sent to record your future thoughts…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Are you hiding out in Russia? Snowden, is this you?

                • Wake Up says:
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                  @Grey: Ha! nope…but if thinks break right…later tonight I will be involved in a Pussy Riot!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I’m in!

  76. Bubba says:
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    I have Franklin in at 2B…he’s a rook so I know he’ll ebb and flow but at this point he’s bleeding out…

    Should I keep him or swap him for…Dozier, Villar, or Neil Walker off the waiver wire??

      • Bubba says:
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        @Grey: Sorry…my bad…

        My middle infielders are Segura at SS, Asdrubal at MI, and Franklin at 2B…

        I’d love to pick up Villar for various reasons but he’s a SS and I’m looking for a 2B…hang on to him or swap him out for the others mentioned?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Bubba: Try Dozier for a few days

  77. Gareth says:
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    I have Joey Bats on my team so I check the Toronto Box Score every day. its a good day when Bautista betters Encarnacion’s stat line, because it doesn’t happen often.

  78. Gareth says:
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    Travis Wood should be traded to Toronto. I miss Wang………

  79. Wilsonian says:
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    Lawrie, Prado, or Utley at 2nd? Utley, despite him being OLD has looked pretty decent, but those other two are hotter at the moment.

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

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: oh, and Leonys or Crawford?

  80. joe says:
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    In a H2H points league, Victor Martinez or Michael Cuddyer ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Cuddyer

  81. Iceman says:
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    I too have Franklin, he’s been great but the last two weeks….not so good. Is xander b. going to be up soon enough and hit well enough its worth switching the two? Or, drop dempster for xander? I’d prefer to keep dempster, pitching is my perpetual weakness.

  82. JoeG says:
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    Flip – Coin -Question for today: pick one for today : Charlie Blackmon,Corey Dickerson,D.DeJesus,Donnie Murphy?

  83. Wilsonian says:
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    Tulo out of the lineup today. Guess it’s just a day off, but damn I hate short schedule days where your stars don’t play.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gareth: Good ol Dick Pole

  84. Wake Up says:
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    Great AJax line! Austin Jackson sounds like the name of the most liberal guy at the Megalodon Convention…

    speaking of that…FUCK the Discovery Channel!!! between this latest BS and the friddickin Merman Special…WTFragole? I’d like to see a special on Honey Boo Boo taking the Discovery Channel up to the woods in Northern Georgia for a canoe trip…that’s what I’d like to see…now squeal like a pig Discovery Channel…squeal like a pig…http://youtu.be/9gLN3QoN-q8

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Wake Up: that’ll wake you up

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: whole new slant on the Wheaties slogan…

  85. Pete says:
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    Would you drop either Cashner or Boegarts to pick up Carlos Martinez (starting today) in a 12 team H2H points league?

    • Pete says:
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      @Pete: Thinking of down the stretch and playoffs. Weighing Cashner almost certain shutdown vs. Boegarts getting called/when vs. Martinez possibly being back in the bullpen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pete: Cashner

  86. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Rough week for me, losing Cruz, Hanley, Kluber, Parnell and still waiting on Kemp. Only have 1 add left. Who do you like:
    Gee v COL (8.8)
    McCarthy v NYM (13.3)
    Capuano v TB (11.3)
    Thanks!

  87. Wilsonian says:
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    Can you rank these guys for the ROS:

    Dickey, Lester, Griffin, Lackey, Chacin, Wei-Yin, Nolasco, Miley, Doubront, Haren, Kazmir

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

  88. anthony says:
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    @grey: pickup cmart for gibson or pettitte ros or hold? only spot start for cmart ?

  89. AdamH says:
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    Can I get a peak into your 2014 prognosis for AJax?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @AdamH: Somewhere between what he did last year and 2011?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AdamH: Not yet you can’t

  90. Aero says:
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    Is Jonny Gomes sitting vs lefties? He’s got Chen (KC) today, who’s a lefty. He also sat against Delgado last week, who’s a righty? I’m confused, but would love to have him in my short day lineup. Any insight, razzball readers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aero: He should start vs. everyone right now, but not sure, there’s no straight usage with him

  91. Natty Boh says:
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    Funny, w/ all the next years draft talk, my buddy and I were debating. If you had the 3rd overall pick next year, Trout and M. Cabrera are off the board, Who are you taking?

  92. mzyptlk says:
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    Would you cut either Nova or Lohse for Salazar?

  93. Ryan says:
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    In my 20 team dynasty league I had my trade of profar lee soler for marte xander and Gio gonzalez rejected. I’m thinking of going back to him and offering profar wheeler darvish soler franklin for tulo ryu fister rizzo. Would this be a good haul for me!

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

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

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: so u dont think losing Darvish kils my staff? Also does my offense get upgraded even though I lose some depth?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope…Yup

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Ryan: You’re the worst. It’s a good deal for you. It’s always a good deal for you. Every one of the 8000 trade offers you’ve asked about has been good for you. Probably why they keep getting rejected!

  94. Dan says:
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    Sup?! Looking at Beachy with a couple good match-ups coming up. 12 team H2H weekly with all the usuals plus Ks, and K/9 … would you drop either Archer or Locke for Beachy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: Archer and Locke

  95. Wake Up says:
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    Admittedly, I am typing this with 2 middle fingers…

    You ranked CarGo #11…

    Here’s who was ranked above him…
    Miggy
    Braun
    McCutchen
    Trout
    Cano
    Pujols
    Fielder
    Votto
    Stanton
    J-Up

    Besides Miggy and Trout, and maybe McCutchen…who would you rather have had on your team all season?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: ok, one middle finger is sprained, and I woke up on the wrong side of the rug, with my shoes still on, with drool crusted onto my cheek, and a bloody penny taste in my mouth, so…no, not the best of mornings for me so far…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          At least you’re not in Russia…Or are you?

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: ?? ??????

            • Wake Up says:
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              @Wake Up: great they’re blocking me alread

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                You need a cookie proxy

                • Wake Up says:
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                  @Grey: listen to the IT guy over here…I have no idea what that means…but please send Wodka fast-ski…

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Joey Lawrence was the IT guy in 1990

                    • Wake Up says:
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                      @Grey: Whoah! Ashton is about to become the IT IT guy…

                      (sell all karma futures)

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Short them!

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @Wake Up: Cano too. Maybe Votto. Have to factor in injuries with CarGo. In weekly leagues, he’s very frustrating to own.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Big Magoo: I don’t play in any weekly leagues, so excluding them…You don’t have to factor injuries in. That was my point. His #’s are better than everyone elses except Miggy and Trout…and that’s not including whoever you got to replace him, when he was out…

        • Big Magoo says:
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          @Wake Up: I always factor injuries into rankings. Position too for quality of potential replacement players if an injury occurs. If Cano goes down, you’re stuck choosing between Mark Ellis and Brian Dozier as a replacement. To replace CarGo, you can grab a Rasmus or a Schierholtz or a Brandon Moss type in 10-12 team leagues. Not to mention the constant day-to-day status that he’s saddled with – sometimes he misses 1-2 games, sometimes it turns into a DL stint. But he’s frequently in limbo. Annoying to deal with.

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @Big Magoo: I guess I shot myself in the foot with that replacement argument. But he is frustrating to own, damnit!

            • Wake Up says:
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              @Big Magoo: I hear you…but the injury-risk is over-blow…

              • Big Magoo says:
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                @Wake Up: Maybe in daily formats. In weekly leagues, he’s a pain in the ass. You never know when to keep him in your lineup or bench him…

                • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                  @Big Magoo: don’t join weekly leagues when clearly there are daily’s everywhere. Not just for your reason with cargo either; it’s like not having a dishwasher when you can easily afford one. This metaphor is even better, playing in weekly leagues is like using candles when you already have paid the electric bill, and the lamp is just over there.

  96. Ratdog says:
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    Thornburg or Estrata, who would you trust more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ratdog: Neither… Estrada

  97. choplanta says:
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    J-UP and cespedes for puig and heyward… what side do you like better?
    fair or needs to be more to it?

  98. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    What-What…..What-What…… Was that A-Jax line a little I’m thinkin about you shout out to Rudy? The last line of Quintero was awful, it’s OK, we can’t hit homers on every swing.

    The K-zar of Cleveland just sounds so right

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: I’d like to see a 13 yo Jewish boy knock-up a 15 yo Mexican girl and then get married and really test this all grownsup theory…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Wake Up: their son would be called Pedro Goldstein

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: I don’t literally want to watch Jose Canushareberg being created…but you know what I’m saying…

  99. Andy says:
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    Trade away Miggy Cabrera for Wainright and Raf Soriano? 1st I’m m

    • Andy says:
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      @Andy: Got cut off, entire question just a few posts below. Thanks Grey!

  100. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    LaRoche or ARod?

  101. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    I’m too late to catch C Mart for his start today but is he still worth stashing to see if miller is hurt worse or they decide to keep him up?

  102. Johan Barleycorn says:
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    Morning, Grey. I’m in a 10-team H2H 6×6 league. 5 keepers. Things aren’t going well for me and the trade deadline is coming up. Which of the following keeper-worthy players would you consider trading for draft pick compensation if things not turn around soon.

    Chris Davis
    Edwin Encarnacion
    Jean Segura
    Manny Machado
    David Price
    Justin Verlander

    I gave up my first-rounder for Verlander earlier this year. Pitching tends to be at a premium in this league. Thanks or your help.

  103. Andy says:
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    Trade away Miggy Cabrera for Wainright and Raf Soriano? 1st in most offensive categories but struggling in ERA and WHIP. Could also use a few more saves. Am I getting enough value here?

  104. Ed H. says:
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    Grey,

    ROS: Medlen, Beachy or Porcello? 12 team ESPN HTH

    Thanks

  105. EK says:
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    Start Gee (8.8) at Metco today against the line-up below or go with Haren (13.6) vs PHI?

    1. Charlie Blackmon (L) RF
    2. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B
    3. Corey Dickerson (L) CF
    4. Michael Cuddyer (R) 1B
    5. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
    6. Charlie Culberson (R) LF
    7. Yorvit Torrealba (R) C
    8. Jonathan Herrera (S) SS
    9. Jeff Manship (R) P

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Gee

      • EK says:
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        @Grey: Gee over Martinez vs LAD?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  106. booya says:
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    Would you rather have Craig or Trumbo at 1B ROS? How about in a keeper?

    How large of an upgrade are they over Ike (1B) and Arenado (CI)?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @booya: Craig…Large

      • booya says:
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        @Grey:
        Would you drop Ike or Arenado?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ike

  107. hankp says:
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    Please rank ROS: Belt, Davis, G.Jones. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hankp: Jones, Belt

  108. mcBlunty says:
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    long term keeper league out of the playoff mix and selling pieces for next year for draft picks, i can keep 7 guys, 2 need to be pitchers currently planning on keeping some combination of the following:

    pujols, hamilton, g cole, m harvey, profar, oscar tavares, jackie bradley junior, brandon philips, c yelich and a chapman

    question ultimatley is, is chapman one of the best 7 and keeping or should i trade for him, i currently have an offer for a 4th rd draft pcik for him, which i think i can get higher, but should i be selling him all based off my other options, also should i try and sell phillips or should i keep him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mcBlunty: Bradley isn’t a keeper

  109. Kyle says:
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    Porcello away vs the Yanks tomorrow a good stream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kyle: In some leagues

  110. Chris P says:
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    So I’m probably out of contention for this year in my 16-team dynasty and looking to reload for next year. Is this a good deal for Holliday, Yellich and a 1st round pick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris P: Is what a good deal?

      • Chris P says:
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        @Grey: Sorry poorly formatted, give up Holliday and get Yellich & a late 1st round MiLB draft pick.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds solid

  111. gareth says:
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    If the indians win against scherzer today I will sing “don’t it make your brown eyes blue” while wearing speedos and a tie dye vest when I order a happy meal at McDonald’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  112. Jon says:
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    Who’s worth adding to try to get some value from ROS?

    Smoak, Wallace, Ethier, Saunders, Peralta, EJax

    They’d be replacing Frieri on my roster. I grabbed Farquhar so I’m good on saves.

    Or I could add Ryan Cook, or just hold Frieri.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saunders

  113. Fungazi says:
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    Mark Reynolds DFA – his assignment is to go back in time and grab April Reynolds

  114. gareth says:
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    Dammit. I just checked and the happy meal toy is no longer from despicable me 2. Its now the smurfs 2. “Sigh.” Life as an Indians fan……….

  115. gareth says:
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    Reynolds to the yankees. I guarantee it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a bad call

    • Fungazi says:
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      @gareth: Too young – He doesn’t turn 36 for a while.

      • gareth says:
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        @Fungazi: they like to plunder from the tribe though – sabathia, hafner, not to mention the great russ canzler and crafty lefty david huff. Oops. Typo. Meant crappy.

  116. Fungazi says:
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    Is there a glossary term for getting Westbrooked like some did last night? When you have a starter that’s just occupying a starting position but isn’t actually scheduled and then proceeds to get thumped.

    • gareth says:
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      @Fungazi: unintentional balk?

      • Hotrod says:
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        @gareth: Oil Check

  117. Schlitzy says:
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    Thoughts on Braun for next year? I can keep him for one more. Been offered Pedroia who I could keep for 2 more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Pedroia

  118. gareth says:
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    They really should change the wording of “designated for assignment. ”

    If I was given an “assignment” in college, does that mean I just leave and head to a worse college, or no college at all?

    And “designated.” Actually that’s appropriate. No one wants to be the “designated” driver. That would require being sober in a car full of drunks or “every A’s home game” in baseball terms.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  119. jro says:
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    Rank
    Lackey Salazar Cobb(If he comes back healthy next week) ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

      • jro says:
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        @Grey: Think we can rely on fair production from farquhar ROS

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Possible

  120. Hotrod says:
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    Arenado or Ike Davis ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

      • Hotrod says:
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        @Grey: I doubt it, Im going Ikea

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grab me an ottoman

  121. Wilsonian says:
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    Trade Fielder for Pedroia? And dump Utley for Lenoys?

    Davis can play 1st for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  122. Hi Grey — Salazar really did look good, and he’s still available in my two 14-team roto leagues and one 12-team league. Would you take him over any of Medlen, Nolasco, McCarthy, or Wei-Yin Chen? (Those are the weakest starters on three teams, so please tell me all you think could be worth dropping for him since they aren’t all on the same team).

    Also, is AEscobar a better SS option than Franklin or Drew right now?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over McCarthy… Over Franklin

  123. Shawn of the livid says:
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    I’ve seen Carmart pitch and his stuff is fantastic. I think he’ll be a great starter. My problem is my team is so solid I can’t figure who to drop for him. My choices are:

    Arenado
    Fowler
    Leake
    Kazmir

    I was thinking Kazmir, but with his velocity up, and his starts looking pretty damn good I’m not sure if I should drop him. He seems like hes more than a streamer. So who do I drop? Or do I hold and watch someone grab carmart tomorrow after his nasty start tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake

  124. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Drop Arcia for C-Mart? I have Shelby and can slide the Federalist in Arcia’s spot.

    Also, rumor has it Quentin’s ya boy. Is it time to jump ship? (Weekly H2H points for both ?s)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  125. fitz says:
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    Lake or ARod… for 3B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lake

  126. flanwagon says:
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    A-Rod or Arenado for the next 3-4 weeks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  127. t moore says:
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    Disappeared????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We’re here

  128. second to last place, fighting to beat two others in front for a $50 bet, are these in correct order?

    Salazar, Carlos Martinez, Erasmo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  129. Goose says:
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    Josh Hamilton, last 7 days:

    .074, 2 R, 2 singles in 26 PA, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 7 Ks

    *sticks head in oven*

    He’s batting .165 against lefties for the year. He’s batting .170 in the past month (.194 OBP). He does have 17 RBIs in the past 30 (tied for 6th in MLB over that time) and 4 HRs. But still: I hate him. Josh Hatehimlton?

    I so want to drop him but instead I just stare at his name and get angry. How close to droppable is this schmotard? One more week of putridity?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Nice rant… I’d hold him, unfortunately…

      • Goose says:
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        @Grey:

        What’s double-bad is he was one of my keepers. Him over Ellsbury. Oh, what could have been…

        Possible glossary term for a keeper who sucks you in with big potential then shits all over your team:

        Trapper Keeper

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… That does suck…

  130. J-Lef says:
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    Is it time to consider moving on from Marte? Trade deadline’s passed and he hasn’t contributed in a month. Roto, redraft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  131. Mitch says:
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    Starting Porcello @ Yankees tomorrow? need solid ratios so I’m thinking of sitting at that park.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

  132. Shawn of the livid says:
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    I just read up a bit on Cmart, some are saying he’s only up for this one start if Shelby is ok. Is that true, or do you see him getting to pitch for a few weeks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wrote in the post what I thought… He’s up for one start if Miller can return

  133. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Are you playing martinez tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t own him, no… I held Salazar…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see him getting crushed, I don’t like his middle relief numbers… I would prolly start him though if I owned him…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I’m feeling remorse from last nights absence of K-zar in my line up. I have a feeling this is going to blow up in my face, but hey, I’m a glutton for punishment

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, just don’t feel great after yesterday’s mauling of Westbrook…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: @Grey: maybe the Dodger’s blew their load last night? it happens, after a big blowout the next game is low scoring

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, could be, hard to say…

              • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                @Grey: doesn’t mean they won’t win, as they’ve won like over 82% of their games since like late june.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Agreed

  134. OaktownSteve says:
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    Streamed the Dickerson HR. Short day super.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice batty call!

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @OaktownSteve: So satisfying. I grabbed Schierholtz and Lagares today. 2/7 1 Run, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SB. YAHTZEE!

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Belt in my H2H for me. Most pleasing.

  135. The Thumb says:
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    Jesus H Christ Samardzija, why couldn’t you have had Scherzer’s season and not this shitfest?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

      • The Thumb says:
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        @Grey: the sad part is he rides that gross line between ace and complete garbage. Now he’s gonna be a sleeper again next year and I’m gonna draft him just to get the same high 3 era.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Comma says:
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            @Grey: so glad I dropped this clown a month ago. not worth the ks.

  136. Jiggy Nits says:
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    Traded Cargo when you told me, and I’m sure glad I did! Got Freeman and Zimmermann and flipped Zimmerman & Corbin for Kershaw and Aoki. Now leading 6/10 Roto 5×5: HR/RBI/BB/Steals &ERA/WHIP… Second in Ks and W’s. Freeman has kept my offence afloat. Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, nicely done!

  137. Black & White says:
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    I have more pitchers going today than I do GD batters, so tonight is going to suck. Time to start drinking!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  138. Nepalese boxscorer #2 says:
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    Anyone else ready to drop Ryan Zimmerman? I’d like to, with guys available like Brett Wallace, Juan Francisco, or N.Arenado for the homestand at Coors. Zim has been declining ever since he put up excellent numbers in May, and the Nats offense certainly isn’t helping to produce counting stats. The only problem is that he’s still on the “can’t cut list” in Yahoo leagues …makes no sense at all! Have to find a way to package him in a trade offer that’s not insulting…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  139. fitz says:
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    Picked up Ruf this morning…hope he can keep this up

  140. Jason says:
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    Who hit the ball out! ! – Ruf, Ruf Ruf, Ruf Ruf!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  141. Will says:
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    Shark and Cole are trying to kill me (and my ratios)…

    :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, me too…. So ridiculous…

      • Will says:
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        @Grey: Now I can’t decide if I should go for the trifecta and start Lester tonight @KC…he killed me last start and then tore it up on my bench vs BAL.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If I owned Lester, I’d start him

  142. Big Magoo says:
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    This might fall under the Captain Obvious category, but Jose Fernandez is nasty. He looks like a young King Felix in the NL – elite stuff, pitcher’s park, terrible team. Maybe we can just combine them both and call them Felix Jose? That should keep their values nice and low for ’14.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wasn’t Felix Jose a terrible 3rd baseman?

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Terrible outfielder. Huge bust. Hence the negative association to drive their values down and make them both affordable next year (especially Fernandez). Sound like a plan?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s right, I remember him on the A’s or something… Works for me!

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: He gave up a couple of runs after the first mention of Felix Jose. It’s working!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I saw that…Nice jinx!

              • Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: Thanks! Kind of like the jinx that Jordan and James put on Lynn by talking him up during the egg competition…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, nice…

  143. Brian bushman says:
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    Grey-big day today!! My 12 year old keeper with his 1st mlb bomb-he gave air high 5′s in the dugout!! Not a ton of power/speed displayed yet but for a solid avg hitter and über valuable in obp, I’m still in grade school love!! And sad as I was to see Shelby GT 500 get hit on elbow, the arrival of C mart also has me chops droolin!! Salazar was straight nasty last night-got miggy swingin on a 99 and 100 mph fastballs for ks!! –filthy–and I loved the shot on the “friend” from Facebook saying ARoid shouldn’t be on the field and that’s why he wants to watch roid freaks go macho balls on a football field instead…you speak the truth Grey-that guy is an idiot!! #baseball4life

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s real talk

  144. Mike says:
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    Samardzija droppable in 10-tmrs?

    • Comma says:
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      @Mike: a month ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  145. JoeG says:
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    Is Sonny Gray starting Sat.? Worth a start? mixed league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab him

  146. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I just got Sharknando’doh . I’m dropping this motherf**er!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can understand it

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: between him and Fields yesterday i have dropped from 6th to 8th

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In that league you were doing great in?

          • Jack Full o Hate says:
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            @Grey: @Grey: no, this is my dead last in June league, I’m climbing for respectability, In my good league, where I have been in first since day one, I went from 99 points today to 97 with the shark

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wow, a line to line run in that league? That’s pretty impressive…

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Grey: @Grey: I’m just trying to get into the champions league next year

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Wire to wire, not sure where line to line came from, but you catch the drift… You’re punching that ticket since I’m guessing the league will have to turn over next year with new champions…

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: It’s a goal of mine this year, I need a lot of things to happen though

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Why, you’re not a lock in that league?

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: @Grey: Oh I’m a lock, but I need to be in the top 11 overall in the RCL to get into champions league, unless you guys are going to have multiple champions leagues

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Really? That’s how it works? I thought it was just champions of leagues… You can place in the top 11 and not win a league… Makes no sense… Are you within shouting distance of the top 11 overall?

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I’mm 44 as of the last master standings, the problem is the league index is going down, like many leagues abandoning owners, what I need to do is get my pitching going. Moore getting hurt sucks, My offense is tits….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Either way, it’s a helluva showing…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      BTW, you have a lot of waiver moves in that league too?

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I have 131 moves and 97.5 points, down 1.5 today, and a 14 point lead

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Cool… Was wondering if less moves is more, but I guess there’s no hard fast rule there…

                • Big Magoo says:
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                  @Jack Full O’ Hate: You’ll probably still have to deal with Nick, since he’s thoroughly dominated the competition thus far this year…

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Big Magoo: i would love to take a shot at him

                    • Big Magoo says:
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                      @Jack Full O’ Hate: Don’t know if you listened to this week’s podcast, or saw my comments on that post from yesterday (original post was at 11:50 am if you’re interested)

  147. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    I’m wondering if there needs to be a term for a homer that a streamed batter hits. It rarely happens for me, but I got Schierholtz for the short sked day and because SON told me to, and boom he blasted one.

    It’s like a Bomb Voyage, because he’s waved, but It’s more like a pinch-hit homer, because I did it on purpose.

    I need some coffee.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hitter-Tron told you… There’s already a term.. A batty call

      • Sixto Lezcano says:
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        @Grey: Duh. Duh. And duh. Thanks man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  148. jro says:
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    Now we are all really pissed at shark. Prob would have pulled him in the 3rd but the bullpen is “taxed” taxed from what you worried you wont have arms left for the biiiggg weekend series, wtf, call some one up.

    I need some make up pitching

    You liking Wood against the fish?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • jro says:
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        @Grey: LMAO in crazy insane despair

        • jro says:
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          @jro: I could use a pinch hit Wilin HR!!!

          • Shake N Bacon says:
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            @jro: I second that!

          • Shake N Bacon says:
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            @jro: Well they let Torealba hit..because evidently they have given up on the season. Jerks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  149. FrankGrimes says:
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    since being moved to top of order Yelich has really heated up thank you Jennings for getting hurt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grimey!

  150. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Holy Sh!te this week has taken a dump on my pitching ratios. First Edwin Jackson stream against the Phillies, then last night’s Hector Santiago stream against the 2002 Yankees…now Samardzija having the worst start of his life!!!

    This is disheartening. Would you drop Samardzija for any of these guys for ROS:
    - AJ Griffin
    - Chad “I felt ‘ER up” Gaudin
    - Jhoulys Chacin
    - Wade Miley
    - Andrew Cashner

    • Shake N Bacon says:
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      You can add Estrada to that list too.

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: Use that spot for streaming. Griffin and Gaudin are good starts at home. Miley and Estrada are useful matchup plays.

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Big Magoo: Yeah I think you’re onto something. I’ve had such bad luck streaming this year. But can’t do much worse than a 24 ERA in 3IP today by the Shark.

        I’m going to start by streaming Alex Wood in Miami on Saturday.

        Thanks for the advice Big Magoo!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agree with Magoo

        • Big Magoo says:
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          @Shake N Bacon: No problem. If you’re worried about ratios, I’d be careful with Wood. He’s a boom or bust play. Miami’s not likely to do too much damage though, so he might be worth shot in that spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chacin…I’d look at their schedule though

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, good point. I kinda like him this year. Just haven’t had the cojones to pick him up. Now it’s kinda like “Why not?!?” I gots nothin’ to lose!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, go for it

        • Big Magoo says:
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          @Shake N Bacon: I’d avoid Chacin at home. Check out his splits. He’s been solid on the road though.

  151. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Goodbye Jeff Samardzija, hello Danny Salazar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Jesus Duda you got an Uggla Bum says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: No kidding man

  152. jro says:
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    Medlen or lackey ROS…. generally close overall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  153. 2 Cups 1 Bran says:
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    Two questions. In a 10 team OBP keeper league.

    Is it time to lose a FA Frazier and Jackson for two of the following or would you hold one/both?
    Marlon Byrd
    Michael Brantley
    Raúl Ibañez
    J.J. Hardy
    Kelly Johnson
    Robbie Grossman
    Cody Ross
    Chris Johnson
    Michael Saunders

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley, Chris Johnson

      • 2 Cups 1 Bran says:
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        @Grey: So lose both Frazier and Jackson for the ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  154. Dave says:
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    So I sent an offer of Braun for Ellsbury. He is waiting until the 18th of Aug to accept it. At that point, is it even worth giving him up for Ells with so little time left?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, screw him

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Haha… I hate those types of owners too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  155. Gareth says:
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    Would it be wise of me to do a CUBS DUMP?

    I have both Castro and Shark stinking up my team.

    I would be adding Lawrie and Salazar as replacements.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Gareth: I feel ya I have That dick Rizzo too I’m sure next year when I don’t draft him out of spite he will hit .285 30+ HR luckily I benched sharknadoh this week
      def grab kzar

  156. Slim

    Buddah Lovaz says:
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    Doogie hit a HR and it was kinda impressive. 3/2 count op-o like 6 rows back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doogie does it!

  157. Gareth says:
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    Unknown Team Claims Alex Rios On Waivers
    [August 8 at 12:58pm CST]

    Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Alex Rios has been claimed on revocable waivers by an unknown team (Twitter link).

    I hope its the Indians! They did just DFA Reynolds so they have a spot.

    CF Bourn
    1B Swisher
    DH Rios
    2B Kipnis
    LF Brantley
    C Santana
    SS Cabrera
    3B Chisenhall
    RF Stubbs

    Bench – Gomes, Aviles, Raburn, Giambi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is true

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @Gareth: You beat me to the punch. I guessed the Rangers or A’s, but the Indians would make sense too.

  158. Alex says:
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    Go Ruf over Laroche?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  159. Big Magoo says:
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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that Alex Rios has been claimed on waivers by an unknown team.
    Waiver claims are a pretty common thing this time of year and don’t often wind up going anywhere. The White Sox had ample opportunities to trade Rios at the July 31 deadline and decided to pass. The 32-year-old outfielder is under club control through the 2015 season.
    Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter Aug 8 – 1:57 PM

    My money’s on the Rangers. The A’s might be fed up with Reddick/Smith/Young sucking up the OF and DH spots though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rangers would make sense

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: it was the Rangers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah…

  160. Gareth says:
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    Gee, it would have been better to stream the Mets guy than start the SHARK today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Would’ve been for the last six weeks

  161. Wilsonian says:
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    I know I do this way too often, but I think I need to list the whole team so you can see what works. I was just offered his Sale for my Fielder. With this lineup and stats, would you take it:

    C McCann
    1B Fielder
    2B Utley
    3B Longo
    SS Tulo
    OF Jones
    OF Davis
    OF Marte
    UTIL Werth
    UTIL BJ
    BN Hanley
    BN Crawford
    DL Jennings

    SP Max
    SP Gio
    SP Minor
    RP Mujica
    RP Benoit
    P Melancon
    P Cishek
    P Rosenthal
    BN Bailey
    BN Shields
    BN Lackey
    DL Moore

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    I’m thinking about it, but I’m really not sure. I just don’t like Fielder right now. He’s been yawnstipating over the last month or so. Sale could be the arm that put me over the top, and I have Davis to put in at 1st and could slot one of my other guys in at OF, but still feels like it’s too much for Fielder. I told him it would take Felix but this is most he would offer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t take Sale for Fielder

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: I didn’t think so. I didn’t want to, really. Would you take Felix for him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Felix

  162. bossmanjunior says:
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    1 bench bat…Would you rather have S. Castro on your bench splitting time with A. Hill and Zobrist at 2B and SS or a hot bat like L. Martin on the bench splitting time with Hosmer and Heyward against tough match ups.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  163. bossmanjunior says:
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    Should I start Lester @KC? Im trying to keep my ERA/WHIP low, wins and k’s not really important.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own Lester, but if I did I’d start him vs. the Royals

  164. John says:
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    What is better, being a dude who gets to live in an ASU sorority or owning Jose Fernandez in a dynasty league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorority-living guy

  165. Dave says:
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    Beltre enough for Braun in keeper league im in top 3 this yr?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Beltre

  166. Mr. Smiley says:
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    10 team – H2H (min. 40 innings/week)

    Are G. Cole, Lester, Lackey, or Beachy worth dropping for Salazar?

    Rank’em ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Beachy and Lester and probably Cole…

    • Mr. Smiley says:
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      Forgot to add Porcello and Medlen in the ROS ranks. Gracias!

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Mr. Smiley: Tough noogies. You lose!

        • Mr. Smiley says:
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          Not necessarily…I got one response from Mr. Mustachio so all in all I WON!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d still lose the guys I said..>Switch them all out

        • Mr. Smiley says:
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          You Da Man…thanks!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  167. Grey's Goatee says:
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    I am ready to drop Samardzija for C-Mart if the latter looks good tonight.

    I can’t believe I’ve put up with this turd for so long.

    Am I crazy? I mean, what’s the point of having Kershaw, Scherzer, and Waino when this guy ruins all of their work in a H2H league.

    Ideally, I wanted to drop him for Salazar, but somehow someway, a guy in my league has kept him stashed (despite him being sent down to the minors) since his first start. Ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with C-Mart now and if C-Mart’s bad tonight just move to someone else…

  168. Fish says:
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    ** My bad. This was meant to be a separate post altogether**

    So this is interesting…. http://brandon.mlblogs.com/

    I’m taking this from cbssports.com (full credit to them):
    Over his last seven games, Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is hitting .471 with a double, a home run, and a 1.414 OPS. While he was due for a surge at some point, this jump in production actually has a direct reason.

    On his MLB.com blog (which more people should really be reading), Belt writes that the team’s hitting coaches have been suggesting he move back in the box and hold the bat with ihs fingers, not his palms. “But I was stubborn,” Belt says. “I’d been successful my whole life with what I’d always done.” It took some conversations with other players — including Buster Posey and a player on another team — to convince him to try it. His first attempt at the changes? Seven games ago.

    Belt says the tweaks allowed him to see the ball better, and have eliminated a rushed feeling at the plate. “I felt I was really tapping into my ability,” Belt writes.

  169. EK says:
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    Pls rank these streamers for H2H pts:

    Wood vs MIA 14.0
    McCarthy vs NYM 13.3
    Capuano vs TB 11.3
    Gaudin vs BAL 9.9
    Quintana vs MIN 9.5

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood, Gaudin, Quintana

  170. MB says:
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    So this guy is giving up this year and has Stanton. Keeper league obviously

    I see the site says stanton is worth 8 bucks more than Cano ROS in OPS league.

    What about trading Cano for Stanton and Altuve?

    OR

    Cano/Pedro/Braun for Altuve/Stanton/Beltre

    Could use speed

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do either, the 2nd one is better…

  171. Dynamite Dan says:
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    Good Afternoon Grey. Ive got a couple questions about my team that Id like to ask if that’s okay with you.

    In a 14 team league my relevant to the question roster is.

    SS: Asdrubel Cabrera
    OF: J Upton, McCutchen, Harper, Cespedes, Myers
    Bench: Granderson

    P Samardzija, Ryu, Parker, Bailey, Nova, Kelly, Salazar, Erasmo Ramirez

    1. We have 3 bench spots. Should I drop any of my OFs….or keep Grandy as Insurance/So my rivals don’t pick him up.

    2. Should I drop Asdrubal for any of Franklin, Brandon Crawford or Bogaerts?

    3. Who are my worst 2 Pitchers? (Who would you drop immediately for a Streamer and who is next in line to drop.)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, sure, DD… 1. Hold 2. They’re all kind of miserable, guess I’d hold for right now 3. Samardzija, Erasmo…I’d lose Erasmo first…

  172. bossmanjunior says:
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    Lincecum looking good again so far today. Has been pretty solid of late (3 ER in last 18 innings with 19 K). Would you hold him for his next start @WAS or drop for a streamer? SON has it at a 8.5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold him

  173. sanfran1966 says:
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    Thanks to Fatolo yesterday & Shark today, I have officially fallen 8.5 points from a contending second to a mushy middle 4.

    Grey can guys like Salazar & Taijuan Walker replace the aforementioned POSs down the stretch? I mean is Shark even Stream worthy/trusting?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Salazar over Shark

      • Sanfran says:
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        @Grey:

        Drop Shark?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends for who, but I think you gotta look elsewhere, yeah

  174. SteveNZ says:
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    Lucky my ERA is 0.00 in the ol’ H2H this week, or being against Lincecum would really annoy me.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Though Panda is annoying the hell out of me. Still a little way to go I guess, but he hasn’t been that great this year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s been miserable… Hit your weight, Panda!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Panda can take a seat. streaming Chavez against Hefner tomorrow…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think that’s a smart move

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Te’s at $25 for tomorrow. The Tron is traveling nicely just now. Has liked Gomes this week, as well as Venable – and Belt for today too.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup… Could be the larger sample sizes of this season paying off…

  175. SpecialFNK says:
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    better keeper for 2014+. Alex Rios or Desmond Jennings?
    does it make a difference if Rios ends up being traded to Texas, which is the team with the waiver claim on Rios. Rios would then play for Texas this year and next.
    where does Ian Desmond rank as a keeper between Rios and Jennings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings… Long way to go before he’s in Texas this year let alone next… Ian is just barely third between them…

  176. SPM says:
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    Hey Grey, thanks for another great write-up. Just wanted to know, ROS, which 3 of the following 4 pitchers do you like best in a H2H 6×6 league (6th pitching cat is QS) – Jose Quintana (I like pretty much all of his peripherals – good K rate, acceptable BB rate, doesn’t serve up a lot of dingers especially considering that home park, averaging just over 6.0 IP per start, etc. etc.), his teammate Hector Santiago (more K, more BB, little more HR/9, otherwise fairly similar), Erasmo Ramirez (hasn’t been pretty but I bought in on the hype relatively early and don’t wanna let go if you think he might catch fire down the stretch run) or Mr. Salazar. I’m playing for the margins at this point and whatever edge I can get in pitching cats will be a great help. With a per-week moves limit and an overall season moves limit these guys will probably be on my roster till one of em just falls off a cliff and I can’t roster them any more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…. Not Erasmo

  177. SteveNZ says:
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    Gomes hitting cleanup. This has my approval.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Rudy’s been riding him too, so I can’t say I’m thrilled

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Ha! If you can’t have success yourself, the least you can do is hope that others can’t have it too.

        I’m just annoyed I didn’t think to add him in the RCL for today as well – I’m too tied to marginal guys on that team. Arenado is a perfect example. I’ve held him for ages and hardly used him but would be so pissed off if he got blazing hot for a month on another team.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly, that’s one of the tenets that schadenfreude was built on…. Yeah, I’ve given Arenado more rope than someone who never checks their team…

  178. slew says:
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    Do you like Ryu tonight against the Cards?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  179. Wake Up says:
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    Grabbed Ruf, Schierholtz, and Belt for the short day…boom…3 bombs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really? Damn… Nice…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Thanks…and Lagares threw in a SB and Cole took a little dump…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I got some of that stupid dump too… Effin’ roofies… When will we learn, Wake?

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: But it was against MIA!?!!

            • Wake Up says:
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              @Wake Up: stupid Doogie…today he was hitting more like Max Casella…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                He’s in the new Woody Allen film and I couldn’t remember where I knew him from then it hit me… Movie wasn’t good either, fwiw

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know, maddening

    • HandOfGaudin says:
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      Very nice! I wanted to get nate in the rcl, but he was rostered. I guess ill just be content with lagares’s’s’s stolen base…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice

  180. Bruce LeRoy says:
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    Mr grey. Playoff help please. Head to head league nl only plus texas,, tampa bay detroit and nyy… I got stuck at work today and missed c marts start. Left him in my minors. Now I’m forced to call him up and drop someone. I only have 12 add/drops left. Keep c mart and risk him getting sent back down or pray and drop kendrick (sunday starter) or one of my holds guys dunn or broxton. Thinking of dropping c mart just to be safe but needed some sage advice. Smardzija getting rocked today has me in a hole. Need to make the right mive. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C-Mart is being sent down after this start is the word out of St. Louis now… Don’t waste a move on him…

      • Bruce LeRoy says:
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        Thanks a lot. Thats what my gut said.. Screw sho nuf!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

          • Bruce LeRoy says:
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            Now a strategy question. I had to waste a few pickups early so I’m a little behind the other guys. Again only 20. I have 12 left. The semi finals just started. Playoffs could be five weeks more (after this one). Best two out of three each round. I now have farqhar papelbon kimbrel and hawkins as closrs. Casilla dunn t watson and broxton for holds. My starters are harvey boomgarner felix beachy kendrick shelby samardzjia and chatwood dl. Samardzjia murdered my era and whip and with chatwood and shelby missing their starts I’m a little behind right now. My question if your still with me is should I drop the holds guys add four solid starters and almost gaurantee k’s and wins weekly. Or keep the four holds guys and stay balanced.

            • Bruce LeRoy says:
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              The four closers gives me saves each week. Punt holds for the greater good?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Drop a holds guy I guess but I don’t know your choices

  181. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    Is Fowler dropable at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see it in an RCL

  182. Jon says:
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    Eaton or Saunders ROS? Any chance Eaton could be a keeper over Fowler or Victorino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saunders, but they’re kinda a toss-up… No on being a keeper…

  183. Brendan says:
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    Should I give up Jeff Samardzija, J.J. Hardy, and Anthony Rizzo to receive Tony Cingrani and Grant Balfour? I need saves and a starting pitcher and Rizzo has been sitting on my bench. I can also offer Nate McLouth instead of Hardy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine in a non-keeper

  184. LA Sound Guy says:
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    Hey Grey – Hope all’s good, Dude.

    Who ya like ROS? Lance Lynn or Anibal?

    Thanks!

    • LA Sound Guy says:
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      @LA Sound Guy: I shoulda said, “Who ya like better?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! Anibal

  185. Jon says:
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    Is Trevor Bauer someone you’d want to keep before, say, Erasmo Ramirez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  186. slew says:
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    I’m thinking this is a question better directed at November or February Grey, but does Kipnis have a shot at making the Top 25 for 2014?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a chance

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: those splits are looking eerily familiar…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, exactly

  187. CelticRogue says:
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    Who is the most logical drop to pick up Salazar? E. Jackson, Locke, Stults, J. Delarosa, Danks or Wheeler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Danks

  188. Ace says:
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    Need saves. Drop Archer for Hawkins? How long is Parnell out, ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it, Ace

  189. Grey's Goatee says:
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    Looks like Wacha is making a spot start Saturday vs. the lowly Cubs at home.

    You buying?

    Also, pick him up over Beachy if I need a win? (Ratios don’t matter thanks to Shark’s fiasco.)

    • Grey's Goatee says:
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      @Grey’s Goatee:

      Beachy gets the Marlins and the Braves look unstoppable.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, that’s not bad for Beachy… I’d just go with the guy against the Marlins then…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, over Beachy…

  190. Ace says:
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    Ace again; Wei Yen Chen or Salazar ROS? Thanks!

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Ace: K-zar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chen

  191. McSmitty says:
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    Matt Carpenter for Sano straight up, 10 team keeper league- do I trade Sano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  192. ferris says:
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    start Beachy at home vs. Miami?

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @ferris: I am and you should too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  193. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    I still can’t shake that Shark dump I got all over my team this morning. i just want to punch soemthing

    • Fish says:
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      @Jack Full O’ Hate: Punch your keyboard and hit the “post comment” button. I want to see what comes out.

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Fish: y6bgf8f

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA!

        • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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          @Grey: the keyboard punch didn’t inflict the pain I need……oooh a file cabinet

          Martinez looks like he needs more time to marinate in the minors, 2014 sleeper post

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Almost definitely will get a 2014 sleeper post…

  194. CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole says:
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    Is there a clear winner here or a wash? Longoria/Greinke or Stanton/Jo-Fer

  195. Fish says:
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    *Disclaimer: Repair bill can be sent to: Grey Albright. Malibu, California. 80902

  196. goodfold2 says:
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    1. tired of qualls (not “tripping em up” anymore). only had him for 2 appearances, both terrible. actually pick 4 as i own some of these guys and think i’m right but maybe not. Holds and generally good pitching, possibly including wins.
    herrera/collins/hoover (just dropped broxton for him until broxton gets job back)/furbush/strop/maness/parker/n.jones/carpenter/hernandez/ramos/qualls/hill/allen/shaw.
    2. was gee the correct drop (bad next matchup) to get K-zar or should it have been Porcello?
    3. (from earlier) I’m right in thinking to NOT drop Porcello for Miley?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: 3. i forgot i picked up francisco just for today and will not need to drop any pitcher to get miley for sun’s start. I can get gee back in that spot after his next terrible start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Strop 2. It’s fine 3. Right

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: 1. so the best 4 are collins/herrera/hoover/strop? and drop qualls to get strop. i already have collins/herrera/hoover.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it

  197. Grey's Goatee says:
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    I’m in LA so I get to watch C-Mart pitch. This kid is pretty filthy. He’s touching high 90s with ease on just about every pitch.

    Also, how do we think Puig would do in the NFL? The guy is built like a running back and he runs like one, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m in LA so I can’t watch due to the blackout… Guess I could turn on Fox…

      • Grey's Goatee says:
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        @Grey:

        Aaaand a 3-run HR to AJ freaking Ellis…..

        If it’s OK to ask, where in LA does the mustache reside?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doheny… By 3rd… You?

          • Grey's Goatee says:
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            @Grey:

            Doheny Drive? Nice!

            I’m on Beverly. Near Echo Park and the hipster capital of the US, Silverlake. I’m studying at USC but I’ve lived in LA my entire life.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Doesn’t Beverly end before Echo Park? You in Korea Town? Good school… Going for film?

              • Grey's Goatee says:
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                @Grey:

                I meant near the actual Echo Park Lake. Beverly and Alvardao-ish. I’m not exactly in K-Town, but in the vicinity. Although I have lived on New Hampshire before.

                Nah. I’m actually a math major. Makes me sound smarter than I am!

                • SteveNZ says:
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                  @Grey: @Grey’s Goatee: You guys and your glamorous locations! Makes me envious.

                  • Grey's Goatee says:
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                    @SteveNZ:

                    Aside from the weather, it’s not as glamorous as you’d think.

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @Grey’s Goatee: Well, I did just Google Street View your approximate location…

                      Nah, more the street names and suburbs etc. Seems kinda otherworldly when you’re down here at the bottom of the world.

                      Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ha…Not that glamorous, trust me… I don’t carry cash so I don’t have to lie to the homeless people…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, nice… Gotcha on the location now… I don’t know that area at all…

  198. goodfold2 says:
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    1. is it just me or does every game that scherzer doesn’t have a bad first inning (at least with a lot of runners on) he seems to always have a chance at a no-hitter or perfect game after 3 or 4?
    2. carmart just made a-gon look silly.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: my luck 2 baserunners in 4 innings. 1 run. yesterday medlen had 4 baserunners, 3 runs. at least these 2 ain’t hurting my whip.

  199. pooonhunter says:
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    Hey Grey! Hope all is well!

    Quick one? A.Rios for C.Gomez straight up?

    Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! Rios

  200. fitz says:
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    Lester sucks. I love the guy but he sucks. Been overrated for the past 3 years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: ok, i guess you love the guy due to being a boston local? or just red sox fan.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m in LA and from NY

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: i mean fitz loves lester due to being either from bos and/or being a sox fan.

  201. SteveNZ says:
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    Damn. Dropped Moustakas to grab Cody Ross. Look at him sticking his tongue out at me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  202. Big Magoo says:
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    Holy hell, Gomes. That’s about as routine as a flyball gets. This is why the DH was invented.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  203. JRO says:
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    C Martinez staying in rotation at all? Stuff is disgusting!!

    • JRO says:
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      @JRO: still young though once he gets control woow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not supposed to stay in the rotation

  204. fitz says:
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    Fielder’s indifference is BS give Kipnis a SB!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hate that call

  205. fitz says:
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    Ryan Rayburn coming into pitch. Should be entertaining if nothing else.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, wish I was home to see it…

      • fitz says:
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        @Grey: 1,2,3 inning with a strike out of Tuiasopomanyletters hit 89 mph.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  206. SteveNZ says:
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    No more runs. None.

    Need Holland and Jansen save opps.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes please

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: i’m probably playing against at least one of them somewhere but i own both somewhere too and they both rule, so yeah go both.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: A Gomes home run would help in this regard.

  207. seattle sonics says:
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    I thought Wacha was bad with just 2 pitches. Fb and change. Baby Pedro has 1 pitch. Do you think they keep Wacha up and send Baby Pedro back down for more development ?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @seattle sonics: he’s very likely sent down since Miller likely plays next start. Wacha is likely only for Sat, until the day they figure out one of those 2 is likely better than westbroke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither are staying up

      • Fish says:
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        @Grey:

        You’re a broken record with that bit tonight. Anytime you read C-Mart in post, just stop and hit Ctrl-V to paste. It’ll answer 89% of the questions.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  208. Bernie Brewer says:
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    SS ranking, if you please (best overall play, no specific category):
    Rollins, Castro, Drew, Franklin, Simmons

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rollins, Castro

  209. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    just for tomorrow if i’m losing steals and homers but barely winning avg, barely losing OPS. Which two get benched out of
    brown/king of sagnof/victorino/myers. Hitter T actually says it likes brown and raj better than both vic and myers. for a while I thought it insane to bench myers but Tron says so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it with benching Myers and Victorino..:

  210. Scott says:
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    Better ROS starter – Delgado or Turner. Are you afraid Turner will be shut down?

    • Scott says:
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      Also does Zeigler keep his closer job?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hopefully

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner… Neither are ROS options

  211. MB says:
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    Thanks for answering all of my questions. As soon as I win all 3 of my leagues, I am sending you a grant daiquiri

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem

  212. SteveNZ says:
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    Grrrrrrrrrr, Butler!

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Effing Dodgers will probably score now.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: Come on Red Sox – let’s get Holland in there!

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: Let’s have another one!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guess Holland didn’t get the save opp, huh? Dah…

  213. Q says:
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    Cespedes+Grilli too much for Kevin Greg + Chris Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much

  214. goodfold2 says:
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    who gets benched tomorrow out of wallace/miller/yelich/dj lemehieu
    dj’s at home (tron likes that), tron doesn’t like yelich but he had huge day today. Need rbi’s more than runs though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich if you need RBIs

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: tron also has him lowest too.

  215. SteveNZ says:
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    Fuck you Dodgers. Fuck YOU. A run or two please Cards.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: otherwise us in STL won’t get to see Kenley kick our ass this whole series. I think he’ll come in anyway, but won’t be a save.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @HandOfGaudin: Ha! 2-1 down in Saves, man. Gotta vent.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: Here’s Jansen. Can’t hardly look…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            So far, so good

        • HandOfGaudin says:
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          @SteveNZ: im just joshin man! I need to vent as well…. SON lied to me and i sat ryu. FFS!

  216. goodfold2 says:
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    even though in my big league i’m outhitting my opp 37-24 we’re tied in rbi’s with 15 due to guys like both mostsuckass and drew hitting at least 400 each with 6 hits and 4 rbi’s each. those are the 9th and 10th guys of the year to have their best weeks off of me. i’m still beating the opp 9-3-1.

  217. Grey's Goatee says:
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    Did you know our main man Goldy was drafted by the Dodgers, but he decided to play college ball instead?

    Sigh. What could’ve been. He’s probably worth all the money they’re giving Crawford, Beckett, Ethier, and A-Gon combined.

    IThat’s almost as sad as them letting go of Beltre and trading Carlos Santana for Casey Blake.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, had no idea… Don’t think his power plays quite as well in LA, so it’s probably better for fantasy

      • Grey's Goatee says:
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        @Grey:

        His power would play well anywhere. He doesn’t necessarily hit many wall-scrapers. Also, I think he had 3 HR in a series down here earlier in the season, including two in one game, and one to dead center.

        • Grey's Goatee says:
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          @Grey’s Goatee:

          He’s got similar power to Kemp, in my opinion. A lot of his homers are either to right-center or towering blasts to straight-away center.

          Just check out the two bombs he hit in Fenway recently.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, you’re prolly right… I was just going off simple thought of Dodger Stadium not being as good as Arizona, but didn’t actually look up any stats…

          • Grey's Goatee says:
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            @Grey:

            Forget Braun. This guy is the real Hebrew Hammer. And the DBags have him at a huge bargain for the next 5 years.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  218. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Lynn and Benoit for Hamels. Which side, Greycarlo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels, but depends on needs

      • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, Sir Mustachioed One

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  219. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    My buddy ordered ten of the vape pipes, will have them at a great price, you in Albright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, hook it up… How much am I in for?

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: He says he will sell to me at cost but I will need to set you up with a charger, batteries, and the proper tank, it will be really good, I might even consider it a wedding gift…….I got a new vape store around the corner from my house, I’m giddy as a schoolgirl right now, I use to drink with one of the owners, which is a plus, and I have already hit them up for their insurance since I have already researched it for someone else, plus plus, I made sure I brought it up when the wife with the baby was in earshot, plus plus plus. I got a strawberry banana juice that was quite good. They also carry your roar vapors, it was called earl grey slut

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Roar vapors are the…BOMB (said ala Stevie from Eastbound and Down)… That sounds awesome… I can buy it from him or you or whatever…Let me know… I need a pipe up in this mug…

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: I will let you know when they come in

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cool

              • costaricanchata says:
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                @Grey:

                why don’t you guys just shoot fruit juice directly
                into your veins ?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hmm… Not a bad idea!

  220. Matt P says:
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    Is Zach McAllister worth a roster spot in my big 16 team dynasty league? Thinking of dropping him to stream Gorzelanny Saturday but figure he’d just get picked up right away…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose McAllister

  221. Jason says:
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    My Leonys Martin and Jake Peavy for Cespedas and Locke. Pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin side if you need steals… Otherwise, I’d take Cespedes

  222. Dani says:
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    Rather start Lannan at Washington
    Hefner at Arizona

    Need a W more than anything

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lannan…Neither are good…What does Stream-o-Nator say…

  223. Matt says:
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    Whom do I drop when I trade for Ells?

    De Aza, A Jax, shields or Gordon?

    Leaning A Jax

    ops + avg league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De Aza

  224. OaktownSteve says:
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    I backed up the FAAB truck for Salazar in the NFBC. 68% of my remaining bucks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think it’ll be money well spent…

  225. Dani says:
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    Would you add Beachy for a home start vs marlins tomorrow?

  226. letsgobravos says:
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    Rajai sitting again today. WTF? Is Queen Leonys a better SAGNOFFER at present?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

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