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Sonny Gray – aka “The Oxymoronic Forecast” – stormed through Texas with a 3-hit shutout (6 K’s) that netted him his 4th win and an ERA/WHIP of 1.76/1.14.  Not bad for a 16-year old if you ask me. Is he getting a little lucky?  Yes he is, question I just asked myself. But he certainly looks like (at least) a top 25 SP right now and has the benefit of a nice home park. Makes me wish I had him on one of my eleventy teams (why don’t you like him Steamer?)

Anyway, the original oxymoronic Grey asked me to pinch-hit as he was going to a ‘one-man show’ tonight. Hoping that isn’t code for renting a hotel room by himself and running up adult movie charges on the Razzball corporate card.

Yu Darvish – 3 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 4 Ks, 8 baserunners. His pitch count spiraled out of control from going deep into counts with A’s hitters like a Japanese businessman who plays on his company baseball team and has questionable control.

Adam Eaton - 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs and a CS. So he was Eaton good and in the neighborhood of a SB. I think his SB over/under is now 20 but he should put up enough AVG/R/HR/RBI to make him a worthwhile OF even in shallow leagues.

Chris GetzCalled up to replace Ryan Goins who failed to hit his weight (.150) in pounds. To be fair, he thought he just needed to hit his metric weight since he played in Canada. Getz is only useful for stolen bases but I think he’s worth grabbing in 15+ team leagues in case he steals a bunch in the first week. When the Goins Getz tough, the tough Getz Cheeseburger.

Bryce HarperThe Nationals announced Harper will need surgery on a torn ligament in his thumb and he’s out until July. Nate McLouth should see the bulk of playing time and look like an enticing pickup only when compared to Denard Span.

Troy Tulowitzki -  Had a Coors-like day (3-for-3, 2 2B, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI) in Arizona as he’s racing up our Player Rater while tiptoeing through the graveyard of thumb and oblique injuries. At this point, I’d take 60 games of Troy Tulowitzki over 560 of Brad Miller.

Huston Street Got his 10th save of the year. Repeat the Tulo blurb, replace with Street. You can keep Brad Miller in there though.

Justin Masterson -  Congrats Justin, you finally earned a decision after 5-straight no-decisions. Yes it was a loss (7.1 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks) but at least you were decisive. Small victories. So small they do not show up on the stat sheet. Next time, just try to give up less earned runs.

Tyler Skaggs  7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks and was a Carlos Santana 3-run HR from showing the Indians who’s the Boz.  His WHIP is now down to 1.03.  I think there is a play on words with a Boz Skaggs song but I do not know any and I am not about to start now.

Ryan Braun Will remain out for the next couple of days as he waits for his strained oblique to unstrain. Same thing happened to me at the supermarket when I whopped the lady behind me in the face with a baguette. Am I the only person who likes to windmill their baguette before putting it on the conveyor belt to stretch properly before picking up the heavy items? The Brewers should FedEx the 15-day DL paperwork to MLB and, in the chance that Braun heals, just throw the delivery guy under the bus. Or, better yet, just blame the FedEx guy but keep him away from buses. Even inside them is wrong. Have you ever been in a Milwaukee bus? They smell like a bad combo of stale beer, bratwurst, and Penny Marshall’s schlamazel.

Madison Bumgarner – Got WHIPped (11 baserunners in 5 IP) at home against the Padres. He now has an ugly 1.72 WHIP on the year. No reason to panic given his track record, 9.89 K/9, and inflated .390 BABIP but it is totally appropriate to curse as long as you are not around kids. Unless they are Madison Bumgarner’s kids. Or Brad Miller’s.

Michael Morse3-for-4 with 2 RBIs. Now sporting a .300/14/6/19 line. Types of code that work better in the Bay Area than Seattle:  1) Mobile operating system, 2) Internet Browser, 3) Morse.

Michael Wacha6.1 IP, 9 Ks against the Braun-less Brewers. Gave up 3 ERs to the Segura-less Brewers.  He now has an insane 44 Ks in 36 IP.  Forget that Beastie Boys song, I see Wacha rapping like an 80’s sports star in a team video, “My name is Michael, don’t call me Mikey, I watcha strikeout, my owners likey”.                      

Wilin Rosario - Missed a 2nd straight game with a sore left hand. The MRI came back positive that he has a left hand but inconclusive whether there is anything wrong with it. He may not be ready and able but at least he’s Wilin.

Joe SmithGot his first save as the newly appointed Angels closer. To commemorate it, 327 boring-ass parents named their child after him in the 3 hours following the game.

Brandon Hicks - Another day, another HR (#4). Evidently, as long as you’re a Giant IF named Brandon who is not surnamed Crawford, you are a HR machine in 2014.  Can we start calling the Giants 3B Pablandon Brandoval?

  1. Thomas says:
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    Nick Loparo ?@CST_nickloparo 1h
    Confirmed: Carrasco to the pen, Bauer to start as early as Friday.

    Per Twitter.

    • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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      If the Indians call up Tomlin over Bauer I’m going to choke on my own rage.

  2. O'Skimpy says:
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    Hi Guys,

    In H2H redraft, how does my Arenado / Gyorko / Johnny Bench Jr. for his McCann / Eaton sound?

        • O'Skimpy says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: Thanks for the reply. The ROS player rater lists the following values:

          Arenado 8.2
          Gyorko 9.1
          Bench Jr. -12.1

          McCann 15.0
          Eaton 6.6

          Even discounting the low rating for Young Johnny, the trade seems reasonable. Surprised to see that Grey/Rudy agree by inference.

          Looking forward to your first column, Mal.

  3. Kyle says:
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    Awesome post Rudy.

  4. HolyGhostClaw says:
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    In all fairness to Masterson, he was OK through 7IP. It was in that first one third of the 8th inning that things went to hell. Almost had another no-decision!

  5. Tarman Got Him says:
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    I’m firing offers for Sale. Reports he played catch back to back days and things look good. But we all scured!!

    Do anything to trade him? I can do Sale for Anibal but the best possible scenerio or me is to package Janseen and Sale as I have K Rod Cisek and Perkins

    Anyways, the q is, do anything to Rid of Sale?

    I always stayed away from him and the yet I draft he suddenly has an elbow ache, WOW.

    I do have a Palanco q? Everyone was on Springers nutsac swinging like a Hammuck, but I dropped him, he seems like an average big leaver (I know it’s 2 weeks) but Polanxe is being talked about as a Puig caliber player when he’s called up. Do you see him as this?

    And what do you think of Singleton?

    When do you think Heaney will be called up and how do you think he will do?

    Haha, ended up being 4 q’s!!

    Thanks for the read!!!

    • @Tarman Got Him: Sale is like Braun – if you can get close to market value, take it. I think most OFs will struggle – the Trouts and Puigs are the anomalies. Polanco looks great in AAA. Who knows in the pros? I think Springer will outperform Polanco in 2014 but either is worth a gamble. I’m eh on Singleton – really low average, no speed. All depends on whether he can hit for plus power which he hasn’t done consistenly in the minors.

      Hard to say on Heaney. The Marlins are unpredictable. Maybe June?

      • Tarman Got Him says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: Thanks!! I already released springer were i own him but nobody seems to be o

        • Tarman Got Him says:
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          Sorry.. @Tarman Got Him: sorry… Running to pick him up.

          Anyways, thanks for ll the advice.

          So I got countered offered Jose Fernandez and Chris Sale for Sale and Kuroda. Would you do this?

  6. My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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    Nice post! Have 2 questions for ya if that’s alright. 13 team redraft 5v5 Roto

    1) I’m rolling with the scooter/ gyorko combo at 2b… Guy in my league if offering me dee Gordon but he wants my Soria… Current closers are Cishek, Soria, Joe Smith and Broxton. Make trade and Sagnof? Or keep Soria because chapman is coming soon and feiri could close again at some point.

    2) is Gee a streamer for a 13 team league or should he be owned by me? My Starters are Minor, Gray, Eovoldi, Porcello. Tillman, Skaggs, Salazar and DL= Latos T. Walker.

    Thanks!!

  7. Count de Monetball says:
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    Rudy! Hey what’s your take on Springer? Is he going to keep sucking balls or is he going to hit balls?

    • @Count de Monetball: I really wanted him but didn’t get him and now I’m thrilled by that. I think it’d be hard to hold onto him in a shallow league or a league with a small bench.

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        @Enrique: I’m holding right now in a 10-team but would’ve cut him in a 12. I got an early offer of Salazar for him; wonder if the owner would go for that now?

        • @Sherm: Wouldn’t it make more sense to cut an under-performing player in a shallow league like one with ten teams, where there are more free-agent option available? With fewer options in a 12-teamer or deeper (I only play in leagues with 14 or more teams) the lack of alternatives makes you more patient.

          Anyway, yeah, I’d trade Springer to get Salazar. Why don’t you make the offer?

          • Sherm says:
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            @Enrique: Hmmmm you got me thinking. I kind of want to hold and see what happens. But the options right now are Revere. Khris Davis, Bourn, Viciedo.

            My OFs now are Rios Jennings Blackmon Kemp Victorino Springer.

    • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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      @Count de Monetball: Springer played college ball, was old at every milb level, had crazy high/unsustainable BABIPs, and played in very hitter-friendly parks and leagues at almost every stop. All that combined with his grotesque K profile suggests an ugly batting avg and periods of immense struggle, like you are seeing now. He will slap some out and steal a handful, but I think he does more damage than good when all is said and done.

      • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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        @Ra’zball Al Ghul: With a few exceptions,
        (Goldy, Pedroia, Helton, Utley, Tulo), guys that play college ball and start in milb after age 20 see a often significant drop-off of production once they hit the majors. That’s why guys like Weiters, Ackley, P. Alvarez, all excel in the minors and end up disappointing in the majors with avg etc. milb BABIPs and avg’s are not to be trusted for college players – some examples – Crush Davis’ career milb avg was .318, his MLB is .265. Granderson’s career milb avg was .300 his MLB is .258, Longoria’s milb was .296 his MLB is .275, Kinsler’s milb was .299 his MLB is .273, Ryan Zimmerman’s milb was .331, and his MLB is .286. All of these guys played college ball, and these guys are beasts. None had or have the horrifying strike-out issues that Springer has, not even Crush. None had such a big gap between their babip and avg. So if Springer’s career milb babip was .379 and his career milb avg was .302 (note he needed a babip of .379 to hit .302 – that is b.j. upton ugly), and he struck out way more times than games played, he started late, and played in hitter-friendly environments, we are looking at a MLB player that will struggle mightily at the plate. Chris Carter’s babip/avg in the majors is the most likely scenario, perhaps even best-case…

          • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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            @Whipped: Polanco is younger, and doesn’t have the approach concerns of a Springer or a Starling Marte, and much better BABIP/AVG differences. I think a lot of people around here are high on Polanco. Polanco’s career milb BABIP is .318 to hit .287, Marte’s was .382 to hit .312. Polanco’s skill set and milb production will likely translate a lot better to the majors than Springer’s… cust sayin

  8. Nightpandas says:
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    Psyched….got the company club seats behind the catcher for tonight’s cards games vs brewers…..gotta make up my “who is Grey Albright?” sign to hold up…..

    • Hawk says:
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      @Nightpandas:

      I’ll be watching the game and looking for that sign!

    • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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      @Nightpandas: you HAVE to do it!

    • cubsin2020 says:
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      @Nightpandas: where ya at panda? Let’s see it!!

  9. Nightpandas says:
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    Longo, hope your worth it…gave up Wacha the strikeout machine and soon to be called up Agent Bauer for you yesterday

  10. Al says:
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    I had to babysit Brad Miller’s kids the other day, so I took them out to a ‘one-man show’.

    Is it to the point with him where I drop him for Reddick or Maybin, and figure no one else in my league will bother picking him up, just like I did with Asche 2-3 weeks ago(and someone did pick him up, but they regretted it)?
    14-team mixed 6x6OPS with CI/MI Util and I have Rollins, Aybar, and Semien filling out those.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Al: Ha…. You can lose him for Maybin…

  11. fausto says:
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    Hope bauers ratios/k’s translate. I just grabbed him to salvage my season.
    Question. I was offered craig/kemp for my edwin?…not low on hr dont care about avg have gomez/alvarez/rizzo/middlebrooks/starlin castro (4hr already).
    I know its early to bail on edwin but I like the upside of both kemp/craig. Plus im loaded at the corners. Could use OF help. Are you making that trade?

    • Grey

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      @fausto: Edwin side, it’s fair

  12. Rudy, nice pinch hit job — you’re a regular Matt Stairs!

    Rudy, everyone: in a 14-team, one catcher, 6×6 roto league with a 1350-inning limit and 162-game limit for each of the 9 positions (no MI or CI slots). I’m in a strong third based mostly on pitching. In the six hitting categories I’m 5th to 8th across the board … that’s where I need to improve.

    Three questions (remember it’s a deep league):

    I picked up Carlos Ruiz to replace Mesorocco in a 14-team, one catcher, roto league. But would it be a clear upgrade to drop Ruiz for Pinto or Kurt Suzuki?

    Also, I’ve got a decent 2B (Hill) and SS (Alcides) but it makes sense to maximize games played at each position and so I like having a 2B/SS backup who can fill in for either if needed. I have Miller riding the bench but am wondering if I should switch him out for Rutledge, Aviles, or Brandon Hicks.

    And last question related to the previous two: one owner has Dee Gordon and either Willin Rosario or Joe Mauer on the trading block and is in search of starting pitching. Meanwhile, I’m ±25 innings over pace and could part with a SP (or two). Who should I target and with what kind of deal?

    My starters are: Greinke, Teheran, Sonny Gray, Danny Salazar, Kluber, and Anibal (on the DL). The other manager also needs holds, so I could package one of the SPs with Benoit or Will Smith.

    Thanks everyone, and apologies for such an involved set of questions!

    • Hunter says:
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      @Enrique:

      1. No, it wouldn’t be a clear upgrade to drop Ruiz for Pinto/Suzuki. You could maybe make an argument for Pinto, but clear upgrade? No.

      2. Middle question: my thought is yeah, you’d like to maximize games played, but not by putting flaming piles of garbage in there. Of your choices, I’d go with whoever is hot at the time and have a revolving door.

      3. Honestly, I’d hold off on doing a trade for either one of those catchers now. Mauer has not been performing and his peripherals are a bit concerning. He could right the ship, but unless you’re getting a considerable discount, I’d let some other owner worry about him. Rosario is dinged up, with a hand/thumb injury so not an ideal situation either. I’d try to do a trade just for Gordon if you need steals but you’d be paying full price and I’d expect some regression from his hitting. You’d be buying high.

      Honestly, I’d pass on trading with that guy and just zero in on an owner with poor pitching. The pitchers you have should get you a good offensive player-you shouldn’t have to settle for guys with question marks or guys you’d be buying high on.

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        @Hunter: well said Hunter, agree with your analysis. I would add that I am in a similar league type and similar situation. (15 teams). If your team is somewhat razzballian like mine, your offence has started slow. I would be wary of trading away solid pitching with the rash of injuries out there. Maybe hang tight for a while.

      • @Nightpandas: @Hunter: Thanks a lot for the input, guys …

        Yeah, I do have a “Razzbalian” team — I like that term — and it is starting slow on offense. But I’ve got Goldy and Rizzo at 1B and UTIL, Longotia, JUpton … Polanco in the NA slot. I hope it’ll come around.

        Good point on the catchers. You guys convinced me to Ruiz for a while and hope for the best.

        I think I will make an offer for Gordon (I can use help with all offensive categories, though SBs aren’t a particular problem). I got him as a FA in another league and love him on the roster. But I won’t make a deal if it looks like he’s trying to high-ball me. Of the SPs I have (Greinke, Teheran , Sonny Gray , Danny Salazar, Kluber, Anibal) any feeling on who’d make a good trade either one-for-one or in conjunction with a holds guy like Benoit or Will Smith?

        @Nightpandas: let us know if you’ll hold something up at the game so we can recognize you!

  13. costaricanchata says:
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    Sonny Gray – aka “The Oxymornic Forecast”

    “will have to run it by the guys ,
    but think we can do better” .

    • Baron Von Vulturewins

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      @costaricanchata: Disagree. The Oxymoronic Forecast is a Razzball classic, that will one day stand alongside The Adverb and Mini-Donkey in the Razzball Nickname HOF.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Baron Von Vulturewins:

        yeah .
        kinda rolls right off the tongue .
        maybe you can use it in one of your installments .

  14. Booty says:
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    Morse, Ozuna, Rajai Davis, or Springer?

  15. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Give Votto to get Jose Abreu?

    • Hawk says:
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      @2 Giant rings:

      Last year after the first week, month, anyone with a brain would have said “No way you should deal Matt Kemp for Chris Davis. He’ll never keep this up.” This trade reminds me of that.

      I still wouldn’t deal Votto straight up for Abreu….the proven vs. unproven means you should get more in return for Votto…

      …but would I be surprised come September, if Abreu has more HR / RBI than Votto? Nope. Not at all.

  16. timmyk93 says:
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    Would you drop Kluber or Eovaldi for Bauer?? 12 team h2h points league.

    • AdamH says:
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      @timmyk93: no

    • Hawk says:
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      @timmyk93:

      Redraft league? No
      Keeper league? Maybe Kulber

      Are those your two worst pitchers? Got a bench hitter you can drop instead? Backup catcher or something?

      • timmyk93 says:
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        @Hawk:

        I have Jose Fernandez, Julio Teheran, Chris Tillman, Martin Perez, Francisco Liriano, Yordano Ventura, Nate Eovaldi & Corey Kluber ( & Cobb on DL). This is a redraft league. Can only carry 8 active pitchers.

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @timmyk93: I would not drop Kluber nor Eovaldi for Bauer. Bauer is not an unknown commodity and he lost a lot of credit during the last 2 years. He needs to prove he can pitch on the major league level. I question his maturity and he has a reputation as being stubborn and not responding to coaching. He always had major problems with control and i am not sure those problems are solved yet. So i for my one am skeptical about Bauer and would not drop any proven commodity to aquire him.

      • allen says:
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        @Moscowitz: bauer could be an absolute whip killer…hes still an unknown…but on the flip side he has been pretty consistant in the minors this year. If he can keep his walks in check he should be solid

  17. Osnam says:
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    I was offered Goldschmidt and Garrett Richardson 4 Verlander, Archer and Prince Fielder. Im thinking I should do it. What do u think? Thanks.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Osnam:

      You’re not getting enough back.

      By the end of the season, Fielder and Goldy will be close in overall value. That leaves Richards for Verlander and Archer? I wouldn’t do that deal and neither should you.

      • xtremehulk says:
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        @Hawk:

        Disagree that Goldy and Prince have close to same value.

  18. The Strolg says:
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    Lido missed the boat that day he left the shack
    But that was all he missed and he ain’t comin’ back

    p.s. Steve Miller’s second lp ‘Sailor’ with Boz in the band is one of the great rock and roll albums of all time.

  19. Tigres says:
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    Hey Rudy- nice writeup. SON wasn’t high on Gray either; I was gonna bench him, then had last minute change of heart. Sometimes, just gotta start your ace…

    Bauer nation: Cleveland Plain Dealer reporting May 6 is next time SP comes up in Indians rotation. That’d be 9 days since Bauer’s most recent start. Keep eye on whether he starts this Friday for full outing in AAA, per normal schedule. If not… may be call up in the works.

  20. Nicknice says:
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    Drop Rosario for Santana ??

        • @Nicknice: Dude, Santana hit a 3 run homer last night and is gonna heat up and Santana is by far the better player over Rosario..Plus Rosario has a bad hand..I AM SURE…

        • Cram It says:
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          @Nicknice: I’m sure that was considered when the answer was given. It has to go up.

    • Riggs says:
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      @Nicknice: Oh my, please tell me you never listened to this guy.

    • Deck says:
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      @Nicknice: I don’t agree for what it’s worth. Rosario is a beast and plays in Coors.

      • My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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        @Deck: I’d go Rosario. I like that he has coors and he was a lot of experts top ranked catcher preseason. And it’s only been a month

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      @Nicknice: I wouldn’t. Why not own both,?

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Nicknice: No. Rosario is probably the best hitting catcher in the majors and he plays half of his games at coors. Hold Rosario, he will start hitting a lot of balls over the fences, specially in Denver.

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        @Moscowitz: both rosario and santana should be owned in any league..u must have someone more droppable…at the very least u work out a trade for rosario…look at thr depth of your free agent pool and drop something you can replace…one cannog replace rosario’s or santana’s expected production

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    Good article, Rudy!
    Can I get your help on this trade I was offered:
    I get: Votto and David Ortiz
    I give: Pujols and Blackmon

    It’s a 12-team 6×6 (OPS, QS extra categories) roto league
    My team:
    C. Lucroy
    1B. Goldschmidt
    2B. Gyorko
    3B. Arenado
    SS. Segura
    OF. Bautista
    OF. J. Upton
    OF. Bruce
    OF. L. Martin
    OF. Blackmon
    UTIL. Fowler
    DL. Calhoun
    DL. Mesoraco

    My concern if I make this trade is…once Mesoraco and Calhoun come back…my team is gonna be too full (because I’ll obviously drop Dexter, but I don’t know who else…) So should I do this trade? Thanks!

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      @RJ:
      forgot to add:

      1B/3B. Pujols
      2B/SS. Aaron Hill

  22. Hey Rudy, Ozuna hit the waiver wire last night..Would you cut any of these guys for him:

    Yelich
    Khris Davis
    Aoki

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      @Malicious Phenom: I have both Yelich and Ozuna on my team somehow, not sure if I should keep both or what.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Malicious Phenom:

      If you are set in speed and need power, drop Aoki.
      If you are set in avg and need power, drop Yelich

      If all things are equal, I’d stand pat.

  23. Nimrod says:
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    Hammel or Masterson? League counts wins. 12 teamer.

  24. scennybear says:
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    10 team, 10 cat, H2H… Someone just dropped desmond jennings. Drop rajai for him? I’m a bit weak in steals but feel like that’s the right move…

  25. Mike says:
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    Joe Smith or Kyle Farnsworth for ROS?

    I guess the question is – can Joe keep the job and will Kyle keep the job?

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Yescheese says:
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      @Mike: neither will keep ros. Joe for the next 2 weeks

    • My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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      @Mike: id go Joe Smith. We all know Farnzy is going to crap the bed at some point. Smiths had 5 scoreless outings in a row. It’s his job to lose and he may not lose it. Joe Smith is the better than frieri. Frieris thrown a couple scoreless innings with no pressure on him but his closer ceiling is very low

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks everybody!

  26. Dingbat says:
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    Curse? Oh, I’ll curse all right. My beloved drafted team, which lapped the field according to the Steamer projected dollar values, is firmly entrenched in last place. I think MadBum, Salazar, Rosario, Cano, Encarnacion, Miller (since dropped for Simmons), Heyward, and Harper might have had something to do with that.

    • Blue says:
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      @Dingbat: I hear you. I felt the best coming out of a draft this year of any time in the last decade–and I am scraping the bottom.

      • @Blue: But scraping the bottom in late April is nothing compared to scraping in late August.

        .Be patient, if the players have a history they will produce. Baseball is a marathon, not a sprint..cheers dudes

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          @Malicious Phenom:

          But scraping the bottom in late April is nothing compared to scraping in late August.

          .Be patient, if the players have a history they will produce. Baseball is a marathon, not a sprint..cheers dudes

          Bears repeating.

  27. Blue says:
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    I’m not a Jose Reyes fan AT ALL….but when I got an offer of Reyes for my Eric Young, I had to click accept before finishing the e-mail…right?

    • @Blue: YES, and pray a lot that Reyes can stay healthy..lol..cheers

    • Hawk says:
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      @Blue:

      Hope that Reyes has a hot week before getting hurt again and deal him.

  28. Jack says:
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    I got R. Zimmerman off the waiver wire a week ago. I’m wondering if I should keep him stashed. My H2H league counts errors (yeah, I know, I hate it too). Any thoughts on whether his shoulder is going to effect his errors and his shoulder and thumb is going to effect his power?

    Also, what are the chance that Pujols foot comes back to bite me (hmmm…interesting picture eh?)?

    • Grey

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      @Jack: May as well keep him stashed

  29. Chris says:
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    What do you guys think about this trade? I’m struggling on offense out of the gate, especially with my OF: Rios, Myers, Morse, R. Davis (Utility). Could really use some advice. Thanks.

    I give: Homer Bailey

    I get: Nelson Cruz

    14-team league, H2H categories.

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Chris: would want more if this was me, you are buying high and selling low

  30. Brendan says:
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    hold miller or drop for alcides escobar?

  31. papasmurf says:
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    Although the Gray vs. Darvish matchup looked tough for the youngster, he just seems like one of those guys who does his best when the competition is the toughest. Had no doubts about starting him at all. Luckily.

    That Masterson game was bullshit. He was left in too long. Should have been 3ER in 7 IP. Error, sac bunt, RBI single runner to 2nd on throw, IBB, triple vs. lefty. THEN he was lifted.

    The worst part about that, I had Skaggs also. If CLEV imploded one inning earlier at least he would have gotten a W.

    I put Masterson in the lineup last minute cuz I needed a W and decided to hedge.

    Couldn’t have gone worse. I’ve had 4 games where my SPs faced off against one another. Of the 8, I only benched one… Martin Perez last week. He’s the only one of the 8 who got a W.

    The unique smurf ability to make the worst decision possible.

    • serch says:
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      @papasmurf: that was exactly my thought process in starting Gray last night…seems like he is a “rise to the occasion” kinda pitcher and I figured matching up with Yu in Texas would bring that out…now we just need some consistency from the Oxymoronic Forecast

  32. de nachos says:
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    Tyler missed the bats that day
    His WHIP was whack…

    Next stop TEX town
    SON won’t put the money down
    Let em roll…

    I had no idea I knew a Boz Skaggs song. Boz Skaggs, the original Charlie Blackmon.

  33. Dancin Homer says:
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    Commendable pinch hit Rudy! And I’m lovin the OxFo (both name & how he’s been pitching thus far).

    Just completed a trade to get Tanaka and opened up a roster spot. Looking to pickup either Melancon, Bauer, or a hot bat to fill in for Gyorko (pat leave)/ Segura (bat leave).

    A few available hitters are: Hicks, Semien, Gennett.

    My current bats:
    C: Gomes
    1B: Pujols
    2B: Gyorko
    SS: Dee Gordon
    3B: Longo
    IF: Rizzo
    OF: Trout, Joey Bats, R. Davis
    UTL: Springer
    BN: Segura (out), LaRoche, Polanco (stash)

    Current pitching staff:
    SP: Tanaka, Gray, Bailey, Peralta, Liriano, Wheeler, Ventura, McHugh
    RP: Perkins, Santos, Axford, Lindstrom
    DL: Cobb & T. Walker

    Thanks in advance

  34. Yescheese says:
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    Razzies- start m Perez tonight? Oak has been hot

  35. Nico

    Nico says:
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    Helllooooooooooooooo

    I might be thinking too much into the advanced metrics this early, so my SP decisions have been skewed, but I can use a suggestion or two. I can start 3 of these 5, who am I starting:

    Porcello, Kennedy, Eovaldi, Gray, Ventura

    I’d like to get 2 starts from Eovaldi, and Gray/Ventura are due for regression, but is it too early to play that card?

    Thanks in advance!

    • @Nico: Nico, Nico, Nico, this is an easy one:

      Ventura, Gray, Eovaldi, these are the 3 best why go with less..I do not see that much regression from any of them. I also think Ian Kennedy is gonna be a lot better than everyone thought this season..cheers mate

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Dont be fooled by Kennedys last game in Washington. He striktly is a home game pitcher. Do not throw him out for away games and if you do or if you really have to, you better be selective about the ballparks. Kennedy should only be trusted in following ballparks: SD, NYM, LAD, SF, SEA, OAK.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Moscowitz: STL and MIA is probably just fine too, and MIN and KC.

          • Nico

            Nico says:
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            Thanks to all of you!

  36. stonepie says:
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    dom brown or desmond jennings going forward?

  37. Bunny says:
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    Should I grab Bauer or Bradley? Or stick with someone like Eovaldi, Skaggs, or Lohse?

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Bunny: Eovaldi

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Moscowitz: lohse, …. just kidding, just being a contrarian. eovaldi

  38. Jay says:
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    Drop Odorizzi to pick up Hammel?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: should’ve been done after witnessing any odorizzi start and one hammel start, or maybe 2 hammel starts.

  39. Jamie says:
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    Trade marte 12$ and ozuna 1$ for braun 60$. 10 player keeper. Im in position to win this year.

    • @Jamie: not right now, Braun’s injury is more serious than first diagnosed..He is headed for the 15 day DL..

  40. chilicheeseconey says:
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    Maybin or Cain SUGAR the rest of the way in a 14 team 5×5 Roto?

  41. Brett says:
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    With carrasco going to the pen. Should I grab Bauer or Beckett? Have one spot for a pitcher

    Thanks

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Grey says beckett to this below.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Brett:

      Beckett. Still don’t know FOR SURE that:

      1 – Bauer will come up
      2 – He will throw enough strikes to be effective

      Beckett is pitching well. As long as you have a backup plan when he gets hurt, you’ll be fine. In fact, by the time Beckett is hurt Bauer may be back in the minor leagues.

  42. Kyle says:
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    Was offered cespedes for my joe smith…feel like I should be running to accept but am afraid I’m missing something. I don’t necessarily need another OF, but I feel like I shouldn’t pass this up. H2h 5×5. Thoughts? Thanks in advance

  43. bobby bonilla says:
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    who wins: ops, k/9 league, 12 teams

    A receives: Trout
    B receives: Bruce and Cobb

  44. Derrick says:
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    Teheran and Hosmer for Fielder.

    Which side?

    Thanks.

  45. Regan says:
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    Sure glad I listened to SON and sat Sonny. I had a feeling he was gonna dominate. Speaking of SON, which I love by the way, why does it have Perez? I dropped him in a few leagues earlier in the year because every start SON hates him. Is it because of the Texas factor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Regan: Probably his lack of Ks too…

  46. Wake Up says:
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    *Wakes up
    pets baby
    kisses dog
    morning seven mile jog
    hot shower
    hotter coffee
    boots up
    reads Razzball
    Penny Marshall’s schlamazel
    powers down
    lights off
    back to bed
    try again tomorrow, cruel world
    try again tomorrow*

    • de nachos says:
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      @Wake Up: i’m obsessed with this

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: I never took you for a jogger

  47. BananaHammock says:
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    So, my team is racking up the injuries. Currently, my bench is filled with DL guys (Lind, Harper) as my DL spots are already filled (Machado, Headley).

    Who’s the better stash — Headley or Lind?

  48. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    I started Masterson yesterday, never watched him pitch before, and by the looks of his ESPN profile pic I was imagining a scrawny dude, but J.M. is a beast. ESPN player pages are like catfish scams.

  49. Ron says:
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    2 questions: On April 5th 2014 who was considered the better player?

    1) J. Upton or Harper?
    2) Cano or Freeman?

  50. booya says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 w/ OPS & K/9
    C Castro
    1B Votto
    2B Kinsler
    3B Beltre
    SS Simmons
    OF Bruce, Rios, Crisp
    Util Brantley
    DL R Zimmerman

    SP CLee, Bailey, Porcello, Burnett, Kluber, Chavez, Santiago, Koehler
    RP Perkins, Romo, Street, Balfour, Benoit

    Do you think I can afford to deal Kinsler for Gio and Masterson with the team above? Dozier would be my replacement for Kinsler. Would you rather have Latos in that deal than Masterson?

    Thanks for the input

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @booya: Hold Kinsler there…

  51. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Boy do I feel like a boob for sitting Gray last night…

    • @Fireball Feliz: I sat him to, and I’m sorry to miss the stats. But I still think it was the right choice. He was facing a consensus top three pitcher in Yu, and doing it in Arlington, against a team that going into last night was hitting .280 at home. It was the right call that didn’t work out well this time around. But I’d make the same call if the situation repeated itself.

  52. Chicagifornia says:
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    What are folks thoughts on trading Danny Salazar for Desmond Jennings?

    My pitching is pretty deep, but upsidey, and I could use some OF help.

      • Pollack says:
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        @Grey:

        In addition, Pedro Alvarez is on waivers. Is he a must-add?

        Infielders I could drop include Aaron Hill, Gyorko, Middlebrooks, & Segura
        Or I could dump a pitcher like Chris Archer, Chris Tillman, Salazar, Kluber.

        12 Team, mixed league, H2H

        • Pollack says:
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          @Pollack:

          Or Liriano

  53. Snake hips says:
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    Need a utility bat in a points league… Who should I add?
    Joyce, viciedo, Escobar, reddick, plouffe, gennett, ozuna, seager, aybar, hicks

  54. Shake N Bacon says:
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    In a 12-team roto keeper league, would you try and trade Sonny Gray for George Springer? I just lost Harper for a few months, so trying to find a decent replacement. Springer is striking out a lot so far, which is true to form when looking at his minor league numbers. Is he worth it in a keeper league?

  55. Nimrod says:
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    Thoughts on stashing Janssen on my DL roster. Need saves but……

    • Cram It says:
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      @Nimrod: It’s an empty spot you’re not using, sooooooo…..

    • @Nimrod: Who else would you put there? Janssen seems like a pretty good stash.

  56. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Jesus Montero has hit hrs in the last 4/5 games. Is he a good stash in a 20 team league? Thank you.

  57. In a 14-team league with no NA slot Bauer is a FA, mocking me.

    But there’s no space on my roster. Is he a better SP than any of Teheran, Eovaldi, Liano, Salazar, Fister or Cobb? Saves are like gold in this league but should I jettison Broxton, Axford, Santos, or Joe Smith? My worst bat is Corey Hart but in dropping him I’d be left with one 1B, Rizzo, who gets the occasional day off and who I set when he’s facing tough LHP.

    One idea is to drop Hart and use some combination of pitchers (maybe an SP + RP, or SP + hitter) for a better 1B than Hart or an upgrade elsewhere that creates a roster spot to grab Hart or another serviceable 1B.

    Any ideas? Or do I stay put?

  58. Ron says:
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    12 team Roto with NO bench…should I grab Polanco now and waist a roster spot till he comes up OR grab Ryan Howard of the wire OR stick with Laroche?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Howard

  59. E says:
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    A Craig or W Myers for roto leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Myers, toss up

  60. Ron says:
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    Should I continue to tolerate Masterson OR swap him out for one of these available arms – Kuroda, Dickey, Porcello, Roark, Skaggs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Porcello

  61. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Looks like I’m going to need a Harper replacement for a bit. Doesn’t have to be an OF because I’ve got a Util spot open. Best names on the Wire are:

    Colabello
    Joyce
    Ozuna
    Duda
    Loney
    Reynolds
    Scooter

    Let’s poll the audience?

  62. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    1. what’s the opinion on this, if i’m doing just fine with innings and K’s and decent with holds, but bad at era/whip/RW, would i rather have howell or withrow. withrow’s k rate is better, but his walks aren’t good.
    2. if in 10 team NL only i am currently rocking asche larry and ike davis (IF slot) as starters till Zimmerman comes back and team is overall weak at net steals/era/whip/runs but ok in homers/XBH/rbi and already have 6 SP in bailey/liriano/kennedy/gee/beckett/w.peralta. is this around the correct order of people to aquire
    cargo/rendon/utley/cueto/a.wood/wacha/cole/d.murphy/denorfia. or should d.murphy or denorfia be ahead of some of those SP, since i’m weak at steals?
    3. is c.mcgehee an improvement over ike.davis?
    thanks.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: now that howell is only lefty LAD RP option he’ll RACK up holds, i’m thinking, with less innings than withrow. i was pretty sure about mcgehee being worse than ike. but i DO want owings over Ike, right.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  63. doghat666 says:
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    11 team, 10×10 roto, keeper, daily, auction league (unlimited roster moves $2 each real money)
    Hit categories Std 5 + OPS, D+T, K’s, Hits, Stolen Bases Allowed

    C Suzuki (DL-W Ramos)
    C M Montero
    1B Votto
    2B Rendon
    3B Arenado
    SS A Escobar
    MI D Gordon
    CI Rizzo
    OF Stanton
    OF Ellsbury
    OF Yoenis
    OF Beltran
    OF Aoki
    DH Seager
    BN Gyorko
    BN Springer
    BN E Cabrera
    I have Kershaw coming off the DL next week and I will need to cut a bat. I like having an extra OF and I have plenty of speed, too much even, so I wouldn’t want to cut any power. I’m thinking it really comes down to Alcides or EverCab. Although Alcides has better stats right now I’m wondering if EverCab will be the better player at the end of the year. Still I’m thinking the cut to make is EverCab.

      • doghat666 says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: I’m sorry Grey I’m a little dense today, cut Alcides or keep Alcides?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Keep EverCab over Alcides

  64. Steve D. says:
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    Have Broxton, but Hector Rondon is out there on waivers. Do I make the switch now, costing me some known save opportunities until Chapman is back for the gamble on Rondon?

  65. y4 says:
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    I currently have Pujols at 1b and Prince in utility. Would you bench Prince for Beltran or Melky based on matchups?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @y4: Sure

  66. Def Clippard says:
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    I have only a couple roster spots to play with. With Grilli on DL, I need to pick up a closer.

    Thoughts on dropping Juan Uribe or Jon Singleton for Hector Rendon? Is singleton worth the stash?

    Also, is Brandon Hicks worth picking up to backup B Miller? Guy is doing nothing!

  67. Charlie says:
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    Rudy,

    If my OF is Trout, Stanton, Rios, Myers, Gordon and my SP is Grey, Skaggs, Kazmir, Eovaldi, Liriano, Minor, Sale, Cobb, Bauer would you do a Gordon+Kazmir for Bumgarner deal? Thanks!

    Btw, this is a keeper league and is 6×5 including obp.

  68. Gene Parmesan says:
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    Is this Rudy’s article, or Malicious Phenom’s? I lost track while sifting through the comments.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Gene Parmesan: At least he’s trying to help. I appreciate that (other opinions) more than the guy who asks 18 catcher questions or posts cat videos.

    • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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      No doubt…if I wanted to hear someone’s opinion that I don’t value, I’d talk to my wife.

      • supra says:
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        @BitchesBeShoppach: Zing!
        I always welcome other opinions, as long as it doesn’t mean Grey or Rudy will skip over me.

        • Cram It says:
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          @supra: When they “skip over” you, it means they agree with whoever responded already.

          • supra says:
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            @Cram It: Yeah, I always figured that… but then fantasy baseballer doubt kicks in… lol

      • Fungazi says:
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        @BitchesBeShoppach: Lol.. he might have been better off not to ask Rudy a simple waiver add question after answering 50 from others.

        • Aero says:
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          @Fungazi: I agree in terms appearance of credibility, but it’s often easier to see something objectively when it doesn’t directly have an effect on you. For instance, how often have you seen a buddy make a bonehead choice in their personal life when they are otherwise very smart?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Gene Parmesan:

      he might be auditioning for a writer’s spot .
      that’s how some of these guys got columns .

      • Gene Parmesan says:
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        @costaricanchata: That could be, and if so, I’m going to start commenting on other’s questions on a more regular basis (i.e., I want a part-time fantasy baseball job). If not, then it’s just rude to the original author of the post. I would imagine people are asking for Rudy/Grey’s opinions, not someone else’s.

  69. Oppo Taco says:
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    Hey Rudy, currently in 9th place in our 12 team keeper. After the draft I felt confident in pitching but my ratios are shot. Think I need to trade for an upgrade or hold for now? Thanks
    C Molina
    1b goldy
    2b hill
    SS segura
    3b gyorko
    Of cutch j up Joey bats
    Util heyward rizzo
    Bench Vmart polanco ozuna
    Sp – MadBum, cole, iwakuma (hurry back), Salazar (took him over wacha, feeling terminally depressed aBout it), Ross, masterson, Chavez, stroman
    RP – reed, santos (only two RP slots)

  70. L-Boogie says:
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    Just realized…

    8 years of FBB and I’ve been pretty lucky with injuries. I change my avatar this off-season and then drafted Ramos, Garcia, Harper, Zimmerman, Cobb, Segura, Grilli…

    Coincidence or fate?

  71. OldMIlwaukeePounders says:
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    Rudy,

    I am in a points league where my OF is Cargo, Braun, Bruce, Myers, Puig. I can only play 4 at a time and my UTL is manned by Freeman with Abreu holding down 1B.

    My pitching has taken some hits with injury, would trading Puig for Wacha be a prudent move?

    I just have a feeling that Puig may be on the verge of going HAM, looking for some of your expert input.

    Thanks

  72. Juan says:
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    These are my SPs. Which of them would you trade for Salazar? I’m thinking of offering any of the bottom three for him…thanks.

    Liriano
    Burnett
    Tillman
    Masterson
    Porcello
    Kuroda

    • supra says:
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      @Juan: any of them.

  73. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    I didn’t buy saves at my draft and came out only with Rosenthal. Nabbed Joe Smith off the wire. Frieri owner dropped him. Do I need to pick him up or just ride Smith? We have a 50 move cap (and I’m up to 13 already). Thanks.

    P.S. – Nice post.

  74. P-bird says:
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    (I love you more than Grey, Rudy)

  75. supra says:
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    Deep Keeper, who wins?

    Pedroia (rd1)
    Bogaerts (rd21)
    Rizzo (rd15)
    Gardner (rd10)
    Middlebrooks (rd18)
    or
    Tulo (rd8)
    Kipnis (rd17)
    Harper (rd1)
    Arenado (rd13)

  76. Corey says:
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    I offered James Shields/Matt Adams/Domonic Brown for Prince Fielder/Byron Buxton. He countered by swapping out Brown for George Springer.

    It’s too early to be giving up on Springer… right?

    • supra says:
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      @Corey: You can give up on Springer, especially in a redraft. If you can afford to give up your likely best SP so far, do it.

      • Corey says:
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        @supra: I’m fortunate in the SP department as I also have Jose Fernandez, Cliff Lee, Michael Pineda, Zack Wheeler and, for now, Aaron Harang (for whatever he’s worth).

        We are a keep 5 league. Was hoping to go the year with both Puig and Springer on my roster, see if Springer turns it on/if Puig runs anybody over with his car, and then keep one of the two,

        • Corey says:
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          @Corey: Also Ervin Santana at SP

  77. blindnuts says:
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    Yordano Ventura for David Wright…which side?

    Martin Perez for David Wright…which side?

    • supra says:
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      @blindnuts: Wright, and it’s not close

      • blindnuts says:
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        @supra:
        thanks

      • blindnuts says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks

  78. Clint says:
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    Considering you’re the master of Razzball’s awesome tools, Rudy, do you have anything currently in place I’m missing or on the horizon perhaps that will be able to analyze trade proposals from us followers effectively? I’m sure getting trade questions in the comments has probably added a few greys to all of you by now.

    • the ROS Player Rater is the best tool for analyzing trades. Worth adding the ‘replacement’ player in the calculations too. So add up what you receive in $ + any replacement player you’ll pick up from FA against what you are giving up plus anyone you are dropping.

  79. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey (er, Rudy)!

    SON gives Tilly (Chris Tillman) $5.3 against the lowly ‘Rats and he got hit hard the last two times out (@BOS & @TOR), are you running him out there in a 12-team 5×5 mixer?

  80. Hawk says:
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    I watched Wacha last night. His line entering the 7th inning was something like 6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER and 8Ks. He got into trouble in the 7th, Matheny took him out with the bases loaded. Neshek hit a batter for one run and let up a single for the other run.

    Wacha had the leadoff guy on base almost every inning but got Ks and double plays to get himself out of it.

    Short version: He pitched much better than the final line indicated. I’d have liked to see Matheny let him pitch his way out of trouble in the 7th.

  81. Tom says:
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    Right rank ROS in H2H with OBP: Beltran, Butler, Springer, Soriano, Joyce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Beltran, Springer

  82. stynyr says:
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    10-team, H2h, 5×5

    Got Moss at Util

    Morse or Moss?

  83. pistole pete says:
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    Would you try to unload Morse? I have Posey and Pence, so I want to diversify, and I doubt his value will be much higher. What kinda player would you be looking in return?

  84. Spencer says:
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    10 Team H2H, IP,WHIP,QS,ERA,K/9 and hitting OBP,SLG,HR,RBI,SB,R.

    I was offered his Adrian Beltre for my Julio Teheran
    Another guy offers his Kershaw for my Puig and R Zimmerman

    Essentially a Beltre for Zimmerman at 3B and Kershaw for Teheran at SP with Puig being the wild card.

    Do you think these 2 trades working together would be in my favor or no? My other OF if I lose Puig would be Rios, A Gordon, A Jones with guys like Brantley, A Jackson, Collabello, Yelich, Eaton, T Hunter, B Gardner etc on the wire to pick up if needed.

  85. RTP says:
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    How long until we cut bait on Brandon Phillips? Drop him for any of the options below?

    Aaron Hill, Omar Infante, Semien, Neil Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RTP: Hill

  86. shibboleth says:
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    Hey Rudy, thanks as always. I’m floundering but I’ve held tight to my original draft, save for C2, MI, and bench OF. Need an honest evaluation on my team….

    Any changes you would suggest? 12 team OPS/QS/SLD league.

    C1/C2- Wieters/Suzuki
    1B/CI – Fielder/Morneau (Singleton)
    2B/MI- Hill/Solarte (Miller, Wong)
    3B- Alvarez
    SS- Segura
    OF- Choo, Kemp, Holliday, Swisher, Revere (Dickerson, Kubel, Polanco)
    SP- Sanchez, Wacha, Cole, Kazmir, Porcello (Walker, Gausman)
    RP- Robertson, Jannsen, Tazawa (Frieri)

  87. dude says:
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    With Harper out my starting OF looks like this; Rios, J-Upton, Springer, Fowler

    My one bench OF is Sizemore

    I only have one FA pickup to use at any point in the next 3 weeks. Is it worth using it on one of the following or do I ride it out with what I have?

    FA OF’s – Joyce, Duda, Parra, Viciedo, Markakis

  88. The Indians have moved Carlos Carrasco to the bullpen. If Trevor Bauer is called up, would you drop Danny Salazar or Zack Wheeler to pick him up? Also, would you drop Billy Hamilton to pick-up George Springer? In my other league, would you drop Billy Hamilton to pick-up Jason Heyward or Wil Meyers & if so, which one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @madden_curser: Hamilton for Myers in last league, hold elsewhere

  89. Sad Keanu says:
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    Keep rolling with Vargas at home against TOR today in 10 team H2H? SON doesn’t like him but then again SON doesn’t like Martin Perez either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sad Keanu: I don’t like Vargas there

  90. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    maybe due to my NL only being a “daily -tomorrow” transactions league type, it really does only update the stats in middle of the night (at around 3-4 AM central), it even says at the bottom of standings the last updated time. so i have no reason to bench anyone today since i can’t go anywhere but 7th overall (so 4th pick in dispersal draft), hoping real hard for rendon, to be able to cast aside ashse larry.

  91. Sad Keanu says:
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    Do you like Headley over Frazier?

  92. Andre says:
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    Was offered Alex Gordon for Jason Heyward straight up. 10 team h2h keeper league….Avg, H, Hr, Steals, RBI, and runs are the hitting stats. Heywards god awful .BA and lack of runs has been hurting me. Should I make the move or stand pat? My Of is McCutchen, Braun, Heyward, Pagan, Castellanos.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Gordon

  93. El Queso Grande says:
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    Sell high on Ervin Santana for Mike Minor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  94. Dr. Venkman says:
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    Should Prince Fielder be burned alive in a fire?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burned dead is pointless, no?

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @Dr. Venkman: That would not be a nice thing to do.

    • Hondo says:
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      @Dr. Venkman:

      You could feed the Knights Watch for a fortnight.

  95. MacK says:
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    Should I trade Harper for Polanco? Would someone even consider that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  96. Hey Grey, Ozuna hit the waiver wire last night..

    Would you cut any of these guys for him:

    Yelich
    Khris Davis
    Aoki

    This is in my 10 team H2H points keeper league..cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich if you don’t need speed

  97. henncoop says:
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    Despite Sale playing catch without issues, the best course is to try to trade him?? How does an offer of Sale, Angel Pagan, & Middlebrooks ( he just lost Aramis & has Solarte who is also hurt) for Cano sound? or is that way too little? I could possibly add either Scooter or Kendrick in & ask for a MR in addition to Cano since I would have too many 2B as well (picked up extra MI help for Segura). He seems motivated to move Cano for less then full value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cano

  98. The Muppet Maniac says:
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    Someone dropped Tommy Hunter. Should I drop Fernando Rodney for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  99. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey (& Rudy),

    With Gyorko’s absence, trying other players in 2B spot.
    Will trade for Dozier, Hill , Scooter, Walker , Murphy.

    Kindly rank them. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: How about Dozier? He seems good as well.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  100. jaybo says:
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    Hey Rudy or Grey, I have Pujols in my utility spot with Heyward and Belt on my bench. I could use another ace on my staff, does trading Pujols for a Yu Darvish or someone similar make sense?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get cheaper pitching

  101. chilicheeseconey says:
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    Would you drop Brad Miller in a 14 team 5×5 league for Cain SUGAR or Maybin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin

  102. Sad Keanu says:
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    Would you start Kluber today @ LAA in 10 team H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  103. Alcesto says:
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    You so Grey-zee!

    Drop Jesse Chavez for Garrett Richards, Skaggs, porcello, volquez, wade davis, Robbie ross, tanner rourk, johnny Niese (or sneaky chris Capuano)? Which of those guys would you snatch up first? (huh-huh, snatch)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  104. John says:
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    Back to this Donaldson Homer for edwin trade he didnt agree end of day and then said throw in salazar. I said dont think so, really only other guy i have is Tai walker. HOLD on throwing anyone in to get deal done??

    He has madison tho so I was thinking donaldson and Madison for Edwin and (here are my Sp which will get it done and not hurt me) teheran minor Gcole ventura cueto archer?

    I was also thinking swap closers so entire trade would be

    Donaldson Madison Soria for Edwin (Sp?) and hunter

    Do I want to push this to sell Edwin that a legit goal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need to throw in anyone… Hunter/Soria is fine

      • Harpless says:
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        @Grey: how about for the madison trade, donaldson madison for edwin and who, he said not to edwin homer so not going to do madbum

  105. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    What’s a reasonable ROS line for Votto with him in the 2 hole? I need a 1b…guy I am in talks with wants Bautista included. I’m just hesitant in Votto. Ops. Is one of our cats, that helps him..but it’s h2h and his lack of counting stats/power going forward just has me a bit worried. He literally swings at nothing out of the zone and will take a walk over a RBI 100 times out of 100. Just hesitant to trade for him…and or pay past market price. Any good arguments for him that may sway me?

  106. That guy says:
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    traded Arenado and Middlebrooks for Hosmer, Gyorko, and Mesoraco. Which side would you want (regardless of catcher situation)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  107. Peter says:
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    How big of a threat is Alex Guerrero to Dee Gordon’s playing time? I want to trade Martin Perez for Dee Gordon (need runs and SB, I have good pitching, and it’s a K/9 league), but I’m worried about Mattingly’s platoon fetish ruining Dee Gordon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not much of a threat

  108. Harpless says:
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    Lost harper and these guys probably wont be saviors but which bat should i be going for that fits what i miss with Harper or is just clearly better…Polanco or Oscar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  109. Bob says:
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    Thoughts on Charlie Blackmon? Real Or No? ROS type stats?

    Would you trade Ventura or Higher for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ventura for him is fair… He’s a 15/20 guy…

  110. Kratos says:
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    10 team
    Have Harper, Hamilton and Zimmerman and 1 dl spot. Have Arenado at 3rd. OF is solid. Who would you dl and who to drop? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Zimm

  111. Ron Swanson's Stache says:
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    Thoughts on Brandon McCarthy’s last start? He has increased his velocity significantly and takes on the Padres this weekend in San Diego.

    His K/9 is the highest of his career and he’s still walking very few batters.. Looks like he’s trending up after a very poor start to the season

  112. DATdudeBP says:
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    I’m in need of saves.

    Would you trade :
    Grienke for Sergio Romo and Zach Wheeler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • DATdudeBP says:
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        any insight as to why you wouldn’t do that? like I said I NEED saves, and this league is ultra competitive so setup men are all owned.

        • My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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          @DATdudeBP: it’s not good value. Trade someone else for a closer if you need a closer.

  113. Brickroad says:
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    Threw Gray into the Arlington fire last night with success.. We going Kazmir also or is that pushing my luck?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  114. Joe says:
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    Drop Tyson Ross or Gyorko for Bauer? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  115. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14 team H2H OPS league, dump K. Johnson and/or B. Miller for B. Hicks, de Aza or Maybin?

    Hicks would be at MI (over Miller and Johnson) if Espinosa’s knee keeps him out, otherwise whoever I pick up would be in the Util discussion unless/until Springer starts hitting. Johnson’s position eligibility and passable OPS help, but he hasn’t been playing as much or as well lately, and we all know Miller’s story, but MI pickins are slim.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson, Maybin

  116. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Who wins in this trade: Adam Jones for Strasburg?

    This is a H2H points league where the scoring system favors pitching (+10 win, -5 loss, +1 out, +1 K, -1 BB, -1 ER, -1 H).

    To put things in perspective, last year Cabrera finished with 609, Trout 607 and Goldschmidt 559. While for pitchers, Kershaw had 814, Scherzer 794 and Wainwright 784. Bartolo Colon and Madison Bumgarner finished tied for 9th most points for a starter with 606 points.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Grey: What pitcher(s) would be a fair trade for Jones?

        Let me also say that in our 10-team league we can keep any 5 guys. But if we had no keepers, besides Trout and Cabrera, the rest of the first round would be pitchers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair already

          • malamoney

            malamoney says:
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            @Grey: But you said you’d rather have Jones. What pitcher(s) would make you say you’d rather have the pitcher over Jones?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wouldn’t trade for a high-end pitcher like that…

              • malamoney

                malamoney says:
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                @Grey: How do you trade for a high end pitcher?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I don’t… Trade for someone like Liriano or someone lower…

                  • malamoney

                    malamoney says:
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                    @Grey: No thanks!

  117. Wilsonian says:
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    I’m trying to cut bait on Santos while he still has some semblance of value. What tier pitcher would be a good swap for him?

    I offered him up for Cashner which was turned down.

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner sounds about right, depends who needs Santos and what they have

  118. SMLV1 says:
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    Hitter-Tron is saying to bench,

    Dozier facing Grienke in MIN
    Simmons facing J. Fernandez in MIA
    Choo facing Kazmir in TEX

    would you start any of those players over,

    B. Phillips facing Samarjiza in CIN
    Andrus facing Kazmir in TEX
    Moss facing Perez in TEX
    Rizzo facing Simon in CIN

    Looking for overall production.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus over Simmons

      • SMLV1 says:
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        @Grey: Must have not been clear I have Simmons, Choo and Dozier Benched. Would you start any of those 3 over the others listed?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eh, no, I’d go with who you have…

  119. FillyP says:
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    12t 7×7 H2H (OBP/XBH + QS/IP)

    4 OF league.. I have Jones, Bruce, Rios, A. Gordon, Cruz, and Jennings.

    What do you think about Cruz + Chavez for Kershaw? Cruz has been a huge boon to my offense, but that’s a solid deal right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kershaw

  120. pistole pete says:
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    Just scooped Homer Bailey off waivers. Thoughts on him ROS? Is he even worth playing until he calms down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d own him, but wouldn’t start him until he shows something

  121. JAL says:
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    Grey, 12-team 5×5 redraft, please rank em ROS : Kluber, Smyly, Skaggs, Kennedy, Lackey, Bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs, Kluber

  122. tank1 says:
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    I have #1 waiver priority and could use it on Blackmon or Heyward? Would you use this on either of them or hold off for future use? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

  123. Swfcdan says:
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    Good to see you giving poor Grey a break (for once!). Ha only kidding man…

    Epedemic of injuries going around my team atm, is Calhoun good enough to hold onto in a 10 teamer if you are over the max DL limit and need the spot? Or is just dumping T Ross a better bet, he seems a true homeschooler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Calhoun

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: I do have stachi my dashi coming back soon, so wonder if it’s werth holding out until then. You do like Calhoun right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s fine, nothing worth clogging a bench spot over…

  124. Paz says:
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    Drop Maybin, Viciedo, Wily Peralta or Pineda for Bauer? Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin

  125. Ryan says:
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    So I had initially offered a trade of Darvish neil walker for price choo that was rejected in my dynasty h2h league. I was countered with choo byrd shields for neil walker darvish dominic brown. This isn’t enough to get right? I was thinking of countering but sending cliff lee instead of Yu.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not enough

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: do you like my counter or is that enough as well? Also was my initial offer a good deal involving price?

  126. Ron says:
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    Jason Heyward was just dropped in a ROTO league with OBP cause the guy was tired of him and wanted to chase SAGNOF with Revere. I think he has looked better as of late.

    My OF and Util are: Bruce, Holliday, Soriano, Aoki, Myers and LaRoche with R. Zimm on DL.

    Should I drop one of the guys on the back end to grab Heyward? Who should go?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, LaRoche

  127. Eric says:
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    I don’t celebrate Christmas – but after watching Sonny Gray on national television, I couldn’t wait to wake up and read Grey’s gushing lead in – except it was Rudy…

    Still the closest thing I’ve experienced to Xmas morning. Mazel tov and thanks guys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem

  128. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    am thinking that the blue jays should leave
    morrow and dickey @ home when the team
    travels to philly on may 5/6 , since they’re the scheduled
    home starters against those same phils , on may 7/8 .
    why spend 2 days in philly , when you can avoid going ?

    also ,
    a shout-out to prezzii :
    get your azz to the dry-cleaners and
    bring back melky’s home-run prayer rug .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What happened to prezzii? Are we sure he’s okay?

  129. Don Majkowski says:
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    Trying to buy low/sell high on some cats…

    Would you deal Howie for BPhillips?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  130. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    Bryce owner. Deal either Joe Smith or LaTroy Hawkins to get Heyward?

  131. Swfcdan says:
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    Starling or Segura? Same prices ($6), keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  132. TREVOR BAUER WATCH CONTINUES:

    Trevor Bauer – SP – Indians

    The Indians have demoted Carlos Carrasco to the bullpen and named Zach McAllister the starter on Wednesday against the Angels.
    The Indians have yet to announce a starter for Friday, but with McAllister’s start being moved up, Bauer would be on normal rest to pitch. The more likely scenario is that they’ll wait until next Tuesday, the next time they need a fifth starter, to call him up. If Bauer is available in your league, this may be the time to pick him up in preparation for the Indians giving him an extended shot at cracking the rotation.

  133. Don Majkowski says:
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    Snadoval or Lawrie ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie

  134. jim says:
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    i am in a really deep league where prospects are highly valued and nearly every major one is gone. i had springer and was able to flip him and ackley prior to springer’s debut for ian desmond. i usually feel that in non-keeper leagues a prospects value is highest before they actually debut so i often try to flip them while hype is big. I have stroman and bauer and am thinking about moving them this week. thoughts on these two guys and would you recommend moving them? if so, what types of players would you target?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get, maybe a top 50 hitter…

      • jim says:
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        @Grey: i have a few people inquiring. just not sure what I could get. what kind of seasons do you project for stroman and bauer this year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Few good starts, followed by roofies…

  135. steve says:
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    Hey Grey –

    10 team, 6×6 (includes, OPS and QS), H2H, Keep 5

    1) Stash Stroman over Smyly or Chavez? (ESPN has these players listed as RPs, & I’m up against a RP limit of 4; also have RSoriano and Robertson for Saves/Holds)

    2) Trade Chavez for Salazar? Not sure that the owner will bite with their last starts fresh in his memory.

    3) Add Maybin and drop Yelich? They seem pretty comparable with Yelich having the potential to reach Maybin projections but offering higher AVE upside.

    Thank you
    Steve

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure #2… Hold Yelich

      • steve says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Those were in-line with what I had predicted that you would go with.

  136. Ken Plane says:
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    If trading Harper in a redraft league, what tier of OF should I target in return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A number 2

  137. I need a MI for my 10 team H2H points league..

    Dude has :
    Zobrist
    Prado
    Castro
    Boneface

    He could use an OF:
    I have these:
    Yelich
    Brantly
    Khris Davis
    B Hamilton
    Aoki
    Trumbo
    Kemp
    A.Jones
    Mike Stanton

    Who would you trade and for which MI? thanks..cheers mate

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton for Zobrist

  138. Frank White says:
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    What’s up guys.. I saw in Grey’s column to sell encarnacion.. Should I trade him for Kazmir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  139. chris says:
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    drop chavez for bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  140. bossmanjunior says:
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    1) We starting all of these guys today?

    Samardzija @ CIN
    Wood @ MIA
    Kazmir @TEX
    Kluber @ LAA

    2)Would you trade Jones for Bautista and Cingrani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure… Yup…

  141. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Is D.Wright a buy low right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, depends what you’re giving

  142. chris says:
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    I holding masterson right now, but noticed aj burnett, skaggs, bauer and kennedy all available on waIVERS.

    W – WHIP- ERA – K/9 – SV

  143. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Twins/Dodgers PPD…makes changes while you can before it gets locked.

  144. goodfold2 says:
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    10 team H2H league with 10 man benches (total bases as cat) and i only have 2 pickups left in week (mesoraco and gyorko replacements and stream pickup), was gonna use streamer lohse today spot for beckett on thursday and possibly santiago later in week. with this roster and only 2 DL slots (damn 2 Dl slots)
    mesoraco (DL)/pinto
    goldy
    scooter
    longo
    andrus
    beltran
    rios
    jones
    util pujols
    util crisp
    BN springer/gyorko/EYJ/a.gordon/arenado/baez (NA)
    SP hutchison/gray/cobb (DL)/porcello/liriano/tillman/masterson/w.peralta/lohse
    RP K-Rob/Soria/Axford/Melancon
    which is best (if any are even good) for Bauer?
    1. drop stream spot (miss out on Beckett and Santiago) sorely hurting myself this week in K’s.
    2. drop Springer (somebody would probably pick him up wth these size benches)
    3. drop gyorko (other 2B guys free schoop/espinosa/infante/dietrich/solarte/callaspo/semien)
    4. drop one of my other bench hitters (they all have current value and there is a marked dropoff in free agent OF’ers, viciedo/duda/castellanos probably best ones)

    it’s H2H so hurting myself in K’s and wins this week only might be small concern if Bauer is that much better than Beckett/Lohse/Hammel/Gee types that are streamable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop a bench hitter… Gyorko

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: have stroman added to those inquiries, so bauer or stroman in those cases.

  145. chilicheeseconey says:
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    Would you drop Beckett for Bauer? Here is my staff: Kuroda, Gio, G-Cole, Salazar, Porcello, Wheeler, Chavez, and Beckett (was going to stream @MIN)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  146. Dan says:
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    10 team AL-Only keeper. Went a little to far to the Grey side on a couple player, the biggest being Brad Miller. Was a full believer. Now he’s killing me and there are little to no SS eligible options out there. Trying to make a trade, but in the meantime should I ride his terribleness out or stick him on the bench and pick up one of the following:

    Yunel Escobar
    Sogard
    Florimon
    Eduardo Nunez (supposed to be called up soon)
    Romine
    Marwin Gonzalez

    Looking at that list…damn. I’m going to go punch my drafting self now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yunel

  147. Don Majkowski says:
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    What are your thoughts on this squad(12team 5×5). Any areas you would look to improve?

    C – Weiters
    1 – Goldy
    2 – Howie
    SS -Dee
    3 – Lawrie
    MI – Asdrubal
    CI -Hosmer
    OF – J Upton
    OF – Bautista
    OF – Puig
    OF – Billy Hamilton
    OF – Torii
    Util – Joyce

    SP
    Jo-Fer
    JZimm
    Hamels
    TIllman
    M Perez
    Chavez
    WPeralta
    Pineda
    Smyly

    Holland
    Street
    Lindstrom
    Melancon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Team looks fine, Tillman, Chavez, Wily and Smyly are free agents in my 12 team league…

  148. OaktownSteve says:
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    Rain in Philly, rain in New Yawk, rain in B-more, rain in Cinsuhnatta, rain in St. Lou, rain in Minnehaha, rain in Chitown, and the forecast for rain is up to date in KC.

    Looks ugly out there campers.

    • Cram It says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Better batty call half your team with Padres and Giants. Xavier Nady’s lonely!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How about Boston?

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: 10% chance of rain.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wonder what that does to my Yunel homer odds… Down to 8%?

        • Hondo says:
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          @Hondo: Currently 17 MPH winds in from RF.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            That raise or lower my Yunel odds?

            • Hondo says:
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              @Grey: Push

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ow

  149. Nick M says:
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    Which side would you rather have, Pujols and Lynn or Darvish and Matt Adams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols

  150. Baru says:
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    Trade Goldy Santos and Lemahieu for Rendon Freeman and Minor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  151. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    Could you imagine Marge Schott and David Sterling discussing a trade? Good for Adam Silver. OK, back to baseball.

    Bryce/Bailey for J.Fernandez/Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adam Silver? He related to Nate? Fernandez side, but fair

      • Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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        @Grey: Adam Silver, as in NBA Commish Silver. Just banned Donald Sterling from NBA for life and fined him $2.5mil. Bold move by the new commish.

        Thanks on the trade advice, still trying to find the best deal to move Bryce.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Donald Sterling related to Starling Marte?

          • Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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            @Grey: Judging by what he said on his tape… no.

  152. Grey

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

  153. Will says:
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    Dammit, Bradley shut down (right elbow, no less)…drop him for Bauer or Skaggs?

    #Dbacks announce Reno @Aces pitcher Archie Bradley has been placed on 7-day DL with a mild flexor strain in his right elbow.

  154. Big League Choo says:
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    12 Man league OPS/TBs/QS/L No Hrs/saves, min 8 pitching starts

    Just traded for Mccutch Yest, thinking about moving some Pitching or Choo for Jose Abreu

    C Castro
    1B Goldy
    2B Rendon
    3B Arenado
    SS segura
    MI Gordon
    CI Hart
    OF Cutch
    OF Bautista
    OF Choo
    Util Brantley
    BN Pinto
    BN Polanco
    BN Brantley

    P Wacha, Cole, Liriano, Gray, Kazmir, Kluber, Roark, McHugh, Stroman

    • Big League Choo says:
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      @Big League Choo: he wants my goldy for abreu

      any of the sound good for me?

      1) my goldy/choo/roark his abreu/adam jones/e santana

      2) my goldy/hart his abreu/hosmer

      3) my goldy/roark his abreu/e santana

      to be fair i sent him my holliday/bailey/fister for his Cutch yest

  155. OaktownSteve says:
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    Which is going to be worserer and worstest…clogging up the DL spot with Harper for a few months, expecting him to come off the DL only to have a few set backs, or then activating him and having him hit like like Alfredo Griffin on account of his crippled hand?

  156. Jack says:
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    From the time R. Zimmerman get off DL is the correct rank at UTIL: Donaldson, Zim, Beltran?

  157. Mindicohn says:
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    In one of my leagues where I need SP, I’m being offered one of Shields,S.Gray,Tanaka or Cueto for my Beltre…I can part w/ Beltre if needed…

    Right now my SP”
    Price
    G.Cole
    Anibal
    Wheeler
    Hans Kluber (or is is McKluber?)
    H.Alvaraez
    W.Peralta
    crap closers (lindstrom/Nathan/Oakland).
    My era is over 4.5 and whip is 1.5…It’s early but wondering…

  158. Derrick says:
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    Allen Craig (on my bench) for Sale.

    Which side?

    Thanks.

    • Derrick says:
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      @Derrick:

      Or Craig for Hamels?

      If you owned Craig, would you do both of these?

  159. henncoop says:
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    same question …start or sit Kluber &/or Vargas today??

  160. Dan says:
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    In a dynasty keeper league which side of the trade wins, Puig and M Appel for W Myers, B Buxton Jon Gray and R Stephenson?

  161. Grey

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

  162. Nightpandas says:
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    What kind of pitcher should I target for Nellie Cruz?

  163. Archie Bradley (elbow) placed on DL in minors (OUCH)

    Diamondbacks prospect right-hander Archie Bradley has been placed on the 7-day disabled list with Triple-A Reno due to a mild flexor strain in his throwing elbow.
    The hits keep on coming for the Diamondbacks. Bradley has struggled in his three most recent starts and now we have some explanation as to why. The plan calls for him to rest for two weeks before resuming a throwing program. Many saw Bradley as a potential early season call-up, but any such hopes can be put on the back-burner for now.

  164. derrick says:
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    I have two free spots, i’d like to use the first as a stream spot. Having said that, who’s better ROS in a redraft, Bauer or Gregory Polanco? Who gets called up first? Harper just went down on my team but i still have Trout, Stanton, Bautista, Holliday and Will Myers as OFers. Staff is currently Sonny Gray, Teheran, Kazmir, Martin Perez, Liriano and Tony Cingrani. Cobb is on the DL, but he’s a big boost when he’s back.

    thanks
    and good stuff Rudy

  165. Jason says:
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    Dropping springer. Pick up Bauer or stroman?

    Or grab an additional bench bat? I have EYJ. Aoki is sitting there.

  166. CRice says:
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    Drop struggling Kuroda for either Trevor Bauer or Marcus Stroman? keeper league

  167. Ante GALIC says:
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    Guys, pls help me! In a re-draft, 5X5, H2H points league, both Cobb AND K-Szar are available on WW. At SP are: cashner, cingrani, cole, minor, estrada, iwakuma, sanchez
    At RP: Chavez, Wood and Chapman. Must start 5 SP and 2 RP. I have davis on my bench (w/ morneau filling in admirably off WW) at 1B. My ideas are as follows.

    Need to start two RP and w/ Chappy out I score 0 if I drop chavez for either of Cobb ot K-Szar. Maybe I wait until after the start of week 6 and then drop chavez for cobb and estrada for K-Szar.

    Also, could wait until start of week 6 and drop morneau (assuming davis spends only 2 weeks on DL) or take my lumps for a week or 2 at 1B and drop morneau (cobb) and chavez (K-Szar) and keep estrada rostered.

    Thanks as always guys!

  168. George says:
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    A brief update on my salary cap team:

    Wainwright
    Scherzer
    Jose Fernandez
    Teheran
    Cole
    Gray
    Garrett Ricahrds
    Jesse Chavez

    Yea – we have the #1 rotation in that 16-team league. :)

    • Grey

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      Nice

  169. jal179 says:
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    I am convinced Prince sweats gravy and now has zero fucks cared attitude towards everything.

    As a result, I’m 112% convinced he will continue to suck until September. Now, I must sell him. Please let me know what you’ve seen him go for. I’m done with him and his raging diabesity.

    • jal1 says:
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      @jal179:

      Is Arenado + A Gordon enough? Remember, I think Prince will be beyond an epic fail and will not approach top 100 value.

      Some peeps will scream insanity at me, but I’m curious if anyone else agrees with my grizzly outlook on the fat man.

      2014 projected totals- .245 65 17 78 1 and gains another 32 lbs

  170. Titan says:
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    Rudy,

    I’m looking at the ROS player rater, but when I click the Yahoo 6×6 (holds) link it pumps up all the holds guys and depresses all the closers. I would assume saves and holds would be weighted equally in a 6×6 holds league ranking? Am I mistaken?

    And actually we use K/9 ratio in lieu of K’s so RP’s are def more valuable than SP’s in my league, but this report doesn’t look right

    • thanks. i’ll review/fix it.

    • the yahoo 6×6 holds was off compared to updates i made on the ESPN one. it’s fixed now (and sorted correctly too).

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