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Just to clear my head the other day, I threw on some bicycle shorts, jumped in my El Dorado and went for a spin.  Cause that’s how guys with a ‘stache roll.  If you didn’t know, now you do.  Consider yourself informed.  As I was rocking out to some Don Henley, I was thinking back on some guys that helped me win leagues last year.  Ryan Madson —  Thanks, Mad-Man!  Morse, you dot-dot-dashing hunk!  All She Wants To Do Is Dance DANCE!  Thanks, Hardy, we had some good times solving the mysteries of fantasy baseball!  Hey, Motte, how’s dem apples?!  Can’t feel the HEAT… Coming off the STREET… Hey, Brandon Allen– Actually, you weren’t much of a help.  Having worked up a bit of an appetite for some roast beef, I pulled off the freeway in search of an Arby’s.  As I hit the side streets, I thought two things:  number one, I had no idea what waiver position I was in when I used it for any of those schmohawks.  Number two, why was I in Anaheim?

The preceding was a fancy way of saying, “USE YOUR WAIVER CLAIM!”  (Caps for emphasis and the people reading over your shoulder.)  Who gives an effin’ eff in the eff hole what waiver claim position you’re in?  While you’re holding onto your waiver claim like Cowboy Jon from The Real World: Los Angeles holds onto his virginity, your leaguemates are going to be winning your league.  Because, guess what, Maverick?  Cowboy Jon is still a virgin and he’s like 58 years old!

Hey, someone dropped Henry Rodriguez, don’t mind if I do!  Why such a long face, Chris Perez?  I’ll own you… In the non-biblical way!  She wants to party, she wants to GET DOWN!

You don’t want to be Cowboy Jon praying Mike Trout comes up in June while you sit in 8th place not even needing an outfielder.   Or are you holding your waiver claim because you’re afraid someone is going to drop Prince Fielder?  Who are you, John Q. Law?  This is your job why?  Wait, even better.  If you’re in a league with a guy who wears fancy dungarees and who would drop Prince Fielder, you shouldn’t be in that league.   If you need a guy for your roster, then claim him.  While your leaguemates are waiting for someone they deem worthy of a pickup, you’ll be grabbing all kinds of other players that are immediately useful.  Remember…. Rebels been rebels since I don’t know WHEN… And all she wants to do is dance!

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  1. HotRod says:
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    Do you think Brian Wilson is worth a spec pickup to put on DL? Do you think there is a chance he could be back in a month or so, if he doesnt need surgery?

    • joe from point pleasant says:
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      @HotRod,

      Nope.

  2. TJ says:
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    Alex Gordon and Luebke were dropped in my league. In a vacuum, who should I use my #2 waiver priority on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ, Gordon

  3. joe from point pleasant says:
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    Rick Porcello is looking great early this year. His velocity is up from 1.1 mph on his fastball, and all of his secondary pitches are faster as well which is a great sign (especially for his slider). We all know he doesn’t usually K very many batters, but can the increased velocity possibly bump that K rate up to a usable 6.5 k/9?

    One thing we do know, the Tigers will score runs which should lead to wins.

    What are your thoughts on him this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe from point pleasant, He is looking pretty good, baptism by fire seems to finally be paying off… I’d own him, which is a big step for me… 6.5 K-rate is barely usable though in most mixed leagues…

      • joe from point pleasant says:
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        @Grey,

        Agreed that 6.5 is barely usable, but it would def be a nice step up from the 5.0 k/9 were used to from him. I think a lot of his value would come from his potential for wins and ability to keep the ball in the yard.

        I’m thinking of possibly making a lowball offer for him if the Rangers slap him around a little this week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @joe from point pleasant, Not a bad idea… Wouldn’t give too much though…

  4. FuzzyD says:
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    Any thoughts on Matt Carpenter? His minor league #s are pretty great, especially for an OBP league…and they gotta find him time right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FuzzyD, Not unless Berkman goes to the DL… His numbers are just a’ight…

    • Blue says:
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      @FuzzyD, I had him take the place of Jerry Hairston in a 12-team NL only league and was pretty happy about it…but unless you’re crazy deep like we are, I don’t see the appeal.

  5. Bill S. Preston, Esq. says:
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    It must be nice to have at least one post that you can copy and paste at the same time every year without the regular readers getting upset, since you keep getting the same questions about waiver priority

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill S. Preston, Esq., Yeah… It’s a golden oldie…

  6. captainpyper says:
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    Kenley Jansen? Don’t mind if i do! Gunna run away with my RCL!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @captainpyper, Ha

  7. JH says:
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    I wouldn’t waste my time on Wilson. Even if he doesn’t need surgery, he will need a lot of rehab, bullpen sessions, etc. In that time another SF reliever can always steal the closer spot. The position can be a carousel, even for the big names. You would be better off trying guys like Javy Guerra or Brandon League. Not the most attractive names in the fantasy world, but they can produce for you. If you have the DL slot to use I guess you can stash him, but I wouldn’t look for him to be racking up saves for you later in the season.

  8. John says:
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    Grey, The RSS Podcast feed you gave only includes the original Rudy and Grey cast plus two other podcasts from 3-4 years ago. 2nd Try?

  9. mhfella says:
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    Assuming I have some extra innings to use, and that in my own parallel universe chasing wins was a good thing, would you stream tomorrow Lowe at SEA/Vargas or Nicasio home v. SD/Richard or neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mhfella, Nicasio

  10. Blood Visions says:
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    Some guy in my league dropped Drew Stubbs on Sunday for a spot starter and I got him with 10th waiver priority.

    Proof positive. Don’t save your waiver claim.

    AND today, same idiot drops John Axford. I’ll wait on the judgments on that one. I’ts a semi-shallow format, but still. He’s still a closer, from everything I have read.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blood Visions, That’s kinda crazy… He’s a top 3 closer…

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey, come on tell him straight away in his face: You shouldnt be in that fu… league :)

    • @Blood Visions, What is this absurd league? Can I get an invite?

      • Blood Visions says:
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        @oh, jessica marie, You might just get my spot next year if these shenanigans keep up….

    • Blue says:
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      @Blood Visions, gotta say that’s a league that just isn’t going to be much fun in the long run….

      • Blood Visions says:
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        @Blue, I completely agree. It sucks, because it is a long term league I’ve been in for seven years, small format (10-team), and it is a keeper league. But this one guy keeps acting like an idiot…

  11. EK says:
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    Please rank at closer:
    Aceves
    Jim Johnson
    Capps

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Johnson, Aceves…

      • EK says:
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        @Grey, where would you put Casilla?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @EK, Last

  12. EK says:
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    Please rank these SPs:

    Bard
    Dickey
    Lynn
    Drabek
    Chacin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Lynn, Drabek, Bard…

      • Niq Castro says:
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        @Grey, where does duffy and samarj fit in there?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Niq Castro, Lynn, Samard, Drabek, Duffy…

  13. Cozart just got dropped. I’ve got the number one priority. If I’m reading this post correctly Grey I dump Aviles right now for him. But what if someone dumps Prince Fielder tomorrow? Love the site oh Mustachio’d one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon Q Law, Thanks! Yeah, grab Cozart…

  14. Jack says:
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    Was offered Hanley for Matt Moore and Ike Davis in a 15 team dynasty keeper points league that has 4 RP’s in the starting lineup required. Matt Moore is an RP this year. No brainer right?

    I’d be replacing Beckham with Hanley. Possibly replacements for Ike are Huff, Loney and Valencia. Replacement for Moore will be Ogando with the hope that Garrett Richards gets the call.

    We do get points for holds but every year there seems to be several starting pitchers with RP eligibility that sneak into the top 10 RP standings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack, Yeah, I’d take Hanley… Valencia…

    • Hawk says:
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      @Jack, I love when people offer fancy shmancy trades because of some rule based oddity. You’re getting Hanley Ramirez for a low, low price. Run, do not walk, run to click ok.

  15. JashFath

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    I’m thinkin’ of dropping Tabata for Chris Davis. I am hesitant because it is a small-sample size, and I think Tabata will come around while Davis could tank. What does your ‘stache think about this one?

    • JashFath

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      @JashFath, Oh yeah, Youk is my only 3B, which is why I am looking to grab one off waivers if/when he gets hurt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JashFath, I’d hold for now…

      • JashFath

        JashFath says:
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        @Grey, Thanks, I probably just have an itchy triugger finger.

    • Blue says:
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      @JashFath, has anything changed fundamentally about your assessment of Tabata? Has his playing time shrunk? No? Then it is WAY too early to bail on him.

      • JashFath says:
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        @Blue, No, I understand his value. But starting 4-34 doesn’t exactly put him in my good graces.

  16. Wake Up says:
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    # 54 Wake Up Says:
    April 17th, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Eff…effin…Patriot’s Day in the eff hole…neeeeext…

    Who gives an effin’ eff in the eff hole….

    weird…..effin weird…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, Patriot’s Day was a good drinking day in Boston when I was in college… Though every day kinda was…

  17. JJ's soul patch gets me Hardy says:
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    Trade question:

    10 team h2h mixed 6×6 three keepers. Lost Ellsbury (keeping him on the DL as a potential Keeper) so i’m trying to give up some power for speed, and also interested in buying low on Wainwright. Right now i’m being offered his Andrus and Wainwright for my A-Rod and player-to-be-named. I have hanley at SS right now so I’d bump him to third. Rest of my team looks like this:

    C – Wieters
    1B – Fielder, Lind
    2B – Howie, Kipnis, Espinosa
    3B – A-Rod
    SS – HanRam
    OF – CarGo, Krispie, Francouer, Rios, (Howie)

    SP – Lester, Gallardo, Kennedy, Gio, Anibal, Holland, Edwin
    DL – Ellsbury

    Who would you be willing to part ways with along with A-Rod to receive Andrus and Wainright? Or would you not be interested in this trade at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JJ’s soul patch gets me Hardy, I’d be more worried about power than speed… Andrus trade is in your favor, but I’d prefer A-Rod on your team…

  18. Niq Castro says:
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    How do you rank these jokers? Rios, Frenchy, Tabata

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Niq Castro, Rios, Frenchy…

  19. JayB says:
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    I know it’s two weeks, but at what point is it acceptable to worry that this is the Joey Bats of the first 6 years of his career? He looks awful at the plate. Not Albert “It’s Going to Come” Pujols awful, but AWFUL!

    • Hawk says:
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      @JayB, IMO, it’s fair to look around Memorial Day. That is still so early in the season that struggles at that point of the season are called “early season struggles”

    • PrinceRudyNasim says:
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      @JayB, he bats .270 max this season and wouldnt be surprised if its btwn .255-268. That guy is not a .300 hitter…..far from it

  20. The Burghler says:
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    12 team head to head, 7×7 with ops, ks

    I tried to grab Desmond off waivers but didn’t get him.

    Hardy or Cozart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Burghler, Cozart

  21. B.o.B says:
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    Drop Lind for Ike Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Sure

  22. Drop Mark Reynolds and pick up Danks for a stream start against the Orioles? This is a 11 team roto league. I’ve got Chipper, Michael Young and Lind at my corner infield for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank Kim, Not crazy about giving up on Reynolds already…

      • @Grey, Thanks. You are a sane voice for my insanity.

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @Frank Kim, if anything put him on your bench until he gets hot… he will have 30 hr’s no matter what…

      • @beardcrabs, Makes sense.

  23. Brett Lawrie says:
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    I really wanted a backup second baseman to Tex and a backup to Ryan Roberts. Would you consider Ike Davis and Jason Kipnis for Jim Johson and R.A. Dickey a solid trade?

    • Brett Lawrie says:
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      @Brett Lawrie, It’s also a 12 team keeper league, and we are on our third year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett Lawrie, It’s lopsided for Ike…

  24. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey,

    10 team mixed H2H.

    Question 1: Stubbs and Morrison were just dropped in my league and Bourjos has been on the waiver for a while. Would you drop Lind and/or Joyce for 2 of Stubbs, Morrison, and Bourjos? If so, which two?

    My offense: Wieters, Votto, Kendrick, Lawrie, Cargo, McCutch, Jennings, Reynolds, Lind, Joyce

    Question 2: Would you drop one of Broxton or Lidge for Aceves?

    Thanks as always and can’t wait till the next podcast!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, 1. Both Stubbs, Morrison 2. Lidge

      • Melvin Emanuel says:
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        @Grey, Are you worried about stubbs going forward?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Melvin Emanuel, No more than Joyce or Lind…

          • Melvin Emanuel says:
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            @Grey, Good point

  25. Wilsonian says:
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    I can’t believe some of the guys that get dropped in some of these leagues. Shit, I play in an 8 team H2H league and these guys don’t get dropped. I don’t know if this is because my leaguemates are smart, or just lazy, but damn. I’d love it if Stubbs and Morrison, and for F’s sake – Axford, were on the damn wire.

    • PrinceRudyNasim says:
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      @Wilsonian, yeah who every dropped Axford shouldnt be allowed to comeback to play next season

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @PrinceRudyNasim, man this is getting ridiculous! I mean is it even funny to play with lunatics dropping likes of Axford? Whats next? Dropping Kershaw for his shaky performance against the Padres? I really dont get it, why do they play the game to begin with?

    • Bill S. Preston, Esq. says:
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      @Wilsonian, How many outfielders does your league require? There is no chance Stubbs or Axford become available in my 12 team league, but LoMo is on the wire, and I’m in no rush to grab him. I’m certainly not dropping Swisher for him, when he gives me the same HR/RBI/BA potential plus probably an additional 25 runs. I guess I just don’t understand the love for LoMo, but if he is the next Jay Bruce, please let me know.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Bill S. Preston, Esq., he’s absolutely not the next Jay Bruce, but he’s probably better than someone on most of the teams out there. He did hit 25 HR last year, and has a pretty solid bat overall, so he should be owned in most (if not all) formats. I’m just shocked at some of the guys who are available. I know there’s a lot available in my 8 team league, but damn some of these names out there are ridiculous.

  26. Justin says:
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    h2h league… 16 teams

    Would you rather have Heyward or Wright, keeper league. Which would you rather have over, say the next 3-5 years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin, Heyward

  27. AP says:
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    Grey….drop Reynolds for I like Ike Davis?
    I already have votto,prince,phillips, bruce, mccutcheon, kendrick,posey……and this morning I dropped espinosa for dee gordon. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AP, Sure

  28. Jason says:
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    Is Brian Roberts worth a stash in a 14 team roto? Someone just dropped him and he would replace Beckham when he returns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason, Eh… If you’re not dropping much to stash him…

  29. Randy BoBandy says:
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    At what point for a starter do you become officially worried? Lincecum is a prime example obviously.

    When do you think a slump turns into it’s just not going to be his year? I’m not worried about Bautista yet, but I grow further frustrated each day because of Kemp’s amazing start.

    I’m more apt to be patient with hitters over pitchers on this one…I think.

    • PrinceRudyNasim says:
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      @Randy BoBandy, If its getting to that point just fish for “sucka for names” GMs in your league and either get’em on a package deal or get a player whos just as good and people sleeping on. Show em the game is about numbers and situations not names.

  30. Steve says:
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    Stanton moved to sixth in the lineup today. Lo-Mo in the cleanup spot.

    • PrinceRudyNasim says:
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      @Steve, its about time. I dont understand why they put dudes who bat for a low avg and no matter how many HRs to bat high in the order. When the mariners were wiping ass back in the day, my man Jay Bones Buhner was slugging 40 from the 6th spot BA .240

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Dah

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, If I already have The Peav, Hudson and Zimm going tomorrow, what do you think of starting Nicasio at home against SD as well?

        • Grey

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          @Steve, I’d do it…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Steve, Ozzie clearly making his mark. I wondered why they scored quite a few runs recently…was cos Ozzie wasn’t managing…

  31. Leave my McClouth alone says:
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    So should I use my waiver claim for Gordon Beckham?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Leave my McClouth alone, Depends on other factors…

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @Leave my McClouth alone, depends who you have at 2B and how deep your league is (beckham sucks)…

  32. Steve says:
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    And Heyward is hitting second…

    • Bill S. Preston, Esq. says:
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      @Steve, if he collapses under the pressure I’m gonna be pissed.

  33. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Gonna have a tough decision to make soon. With BJ coming off the DL this weekend, in my shallow 12 teamer, i need to drop one of Boesch or Ike. I have Votto at 1B, and CarGo, Bruce, Stanton in OF, with BJ going to UTIL. Who goes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT, Boesch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peter, Definitely!

  34. Random Collmenter says:
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    was offered tulo and romero for felix and jennings. h2h points league (romero had the same # of pts last year as felix).

    u like?

    thanks!

    • Random Collmenter says:
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      it’s an 8-player keeper league btw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Random Collmenter, It’s fair…

  35. Random Collmenter says:
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    it’s a keeper league btw.

  36. Meast says:
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    Grey, who do you prefer espinosa or aviles? I like aviles on top of that lineup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Meast, espinosa

  37. Goose says:
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    drop McCarthy to stream Danks (home vs Bal) or Millwood (home vs Cle) today?

    CONTEXT: i’m using my waiver claim to drop BMac and pick up Lynn, and the waiver process comes thru tomorrow morn – so i’m thinking i could sneak a stream start in tonight. my staff is MadBum, Morrow, JZimm, D. Holland, BMac. can’t drop anyone from my ‘pen (like a Peralta or a Wilhelmsen), as the competition for MRs is pretty cutthroat in this holds-countin’ league. (best avail MRs, e.g.: Parnell, Byrdak, Loe, etc etc).

    using the Razzball-sanctioned pitcher-pairing as a reference, i think dropping BMac makes sense bc i need some Ks coming from my #5. BMac is like a poor man’s JZimm, so I don’t “need” his ratio help as much as I “need” the Ks (plus probable Ws) from Lynn.

    do you concur, sir?

    if i don’t get Lynn from the waivers, Worley, Samard, and Peavy are all FA, so i’d hope to nab one of them after the stream tonight…

    • Goose says:
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      @Goose,

      btw, here’s a fun fact i heard on the A’s telecast last night – BMac had 5 CGs last season, and he was 1-4 in those games! go A’s!

    • Grey

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      @Goose, Yeah, makes sense… Danks… That’s a crazy fun fact…

  38. beardcrabs says:
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    With our boy Felatio* Upton coming back friday I have to drop one of the schmo’s: Riemold, Holland, Mike Adams or Casilla…

    Hanrahan and Santos are my only closers…

    Reimold would be my only bench bat…

    RCL…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @beardcrabs, Holland

  39. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    rank em for me grey man

    lomo, lind, JD martinez, choo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Talented Mr. Dope Man, Choo, Lomo, Lind…

  40. Wake Up says:
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    This post always reminds me of “The Miser”/”Use it or Lose it.”

    If you sit on your lump of gold all season, by the time you need to use it, you’re not even gonna be able to remember how to get an erection.

    In other words, spend the gold, do crossword puzzles, and fuck the girl!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, Yes, the O. Henry of fantasy baseball….

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, A former league-mate in a keeper league sold his laptop in order to pay the entry fee into the league. So, he was never able to draft, check on his team during the season, or realize that his auto-drafted team ended up winning (his keepers were really good/we are not that good at fantasy baseball). We all went out for drinks to spend his winnings.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wake Up, Nice story…. Ha…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey, Thanks, but it’s not really true. I just threw on some biker shorts and it popped into my head. And my head popped into my stomach. How do people wear these things?

            • Grey

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              @Wake Up, Very carefully.

  41. Wilsonian says:
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    I think JohnCarl needs to get rid of the douche-y French hair stylist name and go back to Mike. This obviously isn’t working for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Ha, agreed…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Wilsonian, Agreed but its Italian not French (emoticon).

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @TheNewGuy, and you’d think I could catch that being half Italian…

  42. Jay says:
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    Give Ellsbury for Pineda in a 12 team keeper? I’m worried Ellsbury goes the route of Hanley or AGone and isn’t right until 2014.

    C C Santana
    1B Teixeira
    2B Zobrist
    3B Beltre, Moustakas, Arenado
    SS S Castro
    OF Ellsbury (DL), C Young, A Gordon, Werth, Boesch, Trout, Harper
    U Aviles
    P Hudson, Morrow, Marcum, Minor, Nicasio, E Jackson, Porcello, L Lynn, B Anderson (DL)
    RP B League, Guerra, F Francisco, J Broxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay, Not crazy about it…

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey, Aim higher? Lincecum?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jay, Aim higher…

  43. Joel says:
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    Grey; in my 12 team h2h, been offered granderson and either LoMo or Joyce for Cargo and Rasmus. What do you think? Should I take LoMo or instead Joyce in the deal?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Joel, neither. Keep what you’ve got.

  44. HotRod says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade my Strasburg & Span for Stanton & MoRivera

    12 Team 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HotRod, Sure…

  45. nick m. says:
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    16 team H2H (6×6 categories) – my current OF’s are McCutchen, Boesch, and David Murphy, with Lorenzo Cain and Grady Sizemore on the DL. Should I grab Damon? Do you think he plays full time for the most part once he is up to game speed? The only other OFs on the WW of note are Coco Crisp, Luke Scott, Yonder Alonso, and Viciedo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick m., No, I don’t…

  46. Rob says:
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    Grey:
    Thinking of offering Jordan Zimmermann for Werth. Your rankings indicate they are close and I have an excess of SP (Halladay, Bumgarner, Gio Gonzalez, Romero, Sale, Peavy) and I could use a bat (my partner on the other hand could use SP. Fair deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob, They are close…

  47. kfed says:
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    10 team h2h points dynasty league

    you were high on latos preseason, is he a guy to target? trade darvish for him or hold? my staff is deep enough to bench either for awhile.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Latos still… Darvish for him is close to apples for apples…

  48. Salty Balty says:
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    Interesting . . . guy in my deep league just dropped Ervin Santana. He’s no ace, but solid and should be good for 10+ wins no? Am I missing something. Is he showing signs of an injury? Last start he got roughed up a bit, but that was in NY’s bandbox. I should pick him up right? I should probably mention that my pitching is terrible. I drafted a Carpenter and a Baker. Would be nice if I was starting a leper colony, but not so good for fantasy baseball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Salty Balty, I don’t like Ervin, but he should be owned… Ha!

    • bean says:
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      @Salty Balty, The Salty Balty from the bay area?

  49. J says:
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    Someone just dropped Adam Lind in my league. Would you drop Mark Reynolds to pick him up? I saw that you have them back to back in your preseason ranks. I play in a 12 cat league with the extra hitting cat as OPS…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J, I’d hold…

  50. Chris says:
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    Trade: Stanton/Fielder for Kemp/Verlander

    Guy in my league autodrafted almost all starting pitching with 180 start limit. My first picks were Prince and Stanton and with Stanton’s knee I’m worried. I can use another stud pitcher, here’s my team:

    12 Team 5×5 Roto

    C Ramon Hernandez / Jesus Montero when he’s eligible
    1B Prince Fielder
    2B Dustin Ackley
    3B Brett Lawrie
    SS Derek Jeter
    MI Ruben Tejada
    CI Michael Young
    OF Giancarlo Stanton
    OF BJ Upton (DL)
    OF Torii Hunter
    OF Nick Markakis
    OF Austin Jackson
    UT Logan Morrison
    BN Adam Lind
    SP Felix Hernandez
    SP Zach Greinke
    SP Tommy Hanson
    SP Johan Santana
    SP Colby Lewis
    SP Trevor Cahill
    SP Matt Harrison
    RP Jonathon Papelbon
    RP Heath Bell
    RP Fernando Rodney
    RP Tyler Clippard

    Lind would take first. Do you think my team could handle the drop off in power or is it smart just to dump Stanton anyway?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris, Don’t love it…

  51. Deadwoods says:
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    Drew Stubbs or Adam Jones?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deadwoods, Jones

  52. Tele says:
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    Afternoon Grey.

    Kendrick and Lawrie for Tulo? What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tele, It’s okay in certain leagues…

  53. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    Is it getting close to Addison Reeds shot at closing?

    I posted earlier about dropping one of Lidge/broxton for Aceves and wondering how soon to pick up Reed as well. I’m guessing hold for now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, Hold for now, but could be soon…

  54. Vacation says:
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    Grey et al.,

    I’ve been offered Beachy for Lincecum. Obviously someone is trying to buy low on the Freak and is using his knowledge of my Braves fandom to do so. My love for all things Glass Chipper aside, Beachy does have very good upside with his K rate. Am I crazy for considering this trade?

    /returns to tomohawk chopping

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vacation, I’d take Beachy…

  55. Tony says:
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    GREY- Lance Lynns coming off waivers tomm, burn my priority(#2)? i know you say burn it, and i agree… but still burn it for lynn?

    i’ve got samardjza, jurrjens, lilly, drabek, or wandy that I could drop…. 8×8 we count W-L-SV-BB-K-ERA-WHIP-QS

    budlight and mowing the yard, thank ya when i get back….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony, Burn it… Lose Lilly or Jurrjens, dealer’s choice…

      • Tony says:
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        @Grey, i kinda like Lilly in LA, i’ll drop jar-jar and his 3bb 1k 5 run losses….thanks

  56. MrHappyTime says:
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    You trusting Millwood tonight at home against the tribe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrHappyTime, If I owned him, I’d start him…

  57. Chillmodious says:
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    There are a few interesting free agents available in my 12-team / H2H / 5×5 ESPN league and I’m trying to decide if it makes sense to do anything with my roster or hold firm. My most glaring weakness is at the closer spot, as you will see.

    Available options are:

    Henry Rodriguez
    Matt Thornton
    Porcello
    Duffy

    Altuve (2B)
    Pierzynski (C)
    Bryan LaHair (1B)

    Here’s my roster:

    C – Lucroy
    1B – Adam Lind
    2B – Jemile Weeks
    3B – Jose Bautista
    SS – Jimmy Rollins
    MI – Jason Kipnis
    CI – Kevin Youkilis
    OF – Andrew McCutchen
    OF – Jay Bruce
    OF – Howie Kendrick
    OF – Desmond Jennings
    OF – Jordan Schafer
    UTIL – Mike Moustakas
    UTIL – Mat Gamel

    DL – Lorenzo Cain
    DL – Empty

    SP – Zack Greinke
    SP – Tommy Hanson
    SP – Max Scherzer
    SP – Anibal Sanchez
    SP – Jaime Garcia
    SP – Lance Lynn
    SP – Edwin Jackson

    RP – Sergio Santos
    RP – Chris Perez
    RP – Hector Santiago
    RP – Santiago Casilla

    ——————————-

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Duffy over Jackson… You don’t really have anyone else to drop…

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey,

        Thanks for the response.

        I picked up JackEd as a streamer to win Ks for the week and got a relative gem out of it, which made it impossible for me to drop him the next day. But now I’m having flashbacks to when I picked him up last year with the ChiSox, saw him dominate early, and then wound up holding on in frustration only to drop him a month later–at the expense of some nice free agent pickups. I was leaning towards dropping him for Duffy before posting this, and I feel like your words should’ve pushed the decision over the top… yet I’m still sitting here in neutral.

        Aargh! I hate being indecisive. Or maybe I love it? Aargh!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Chillmodious, HA!

  58. Steve says:
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    Car-Go is back in the lineup today. Woo-hoo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Not WooHoo?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Hmmm. Don’t quite follow. Are you using the euphimism (that I just discovered)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Ha… No.. Bad pedantic joke b/c CarGo abbreviates his name like that…

  59. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team mixed league, any of these worth a spec pick up? porcello, arrieta, drabek? have bedard and milone to drop…

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @herschel, Drabek over Bedard…

  60. Steve says:
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    I have to confess, I quite like the Eagles. What can I say? I was a kid in the 70s and my dad was a big fan.

    Apparently Don Felder’s book is a beauty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, I confess, I kinda love them… Not sure of the backlash, think it has to do with the cool kids picking up on Big Lebowski’s hatred…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I suspect it is because (rightly or wrongly) they got thrown into the ‘easy-listening’ rock category that the punk and new-wave movement found so abhorrent (along with disco of course).

        I know that amongst my contemporaries back in the day (a lot of whom got into punk and new wave) I was pretty much a minority of one, and they all hated the Eagles.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Yeah, they’re before my time but I think I love me some Take It Easy and Desperado…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Oh yeah. And I’ve had Take It To The Limit in my head ever since we started this conversation.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Steve, Now I do!

          • Nameless and not so SIlent says:
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            @Grey & Steve, Its because when the Eagles broke up each band member went solo thus creating 5 different named but same sounding versions of Eagles, but there is only one Creedence and his name is John Fogerty. I know somewhere the Dude approves this message

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Nameless and not so SIlent, Zaentz would tell you Fogerty never stopped making CCR songs…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, I always thought that the lyrics to that Tribe song “Stir it Up” were “Eagles are our idols ’cause their music is the jazz,” which apparently was totally off (it was “Egos are on idle cause the music is the task”), so I guess I am subconsciously an Eagles fan.

        • Steve says:
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          @royce!, We have three!

          “If three people do it, they may think it’s an organisation…”

          Slight misquote, but what am I referencing here?

          Paulie Allnuts would know…

          • royce! says:
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            @Steve, Should have left you two harmonizing on your love for the Eagles…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Steve, I don’t follow, organization with an S threw me…

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, Oops. My bad.

              You can get anything you want at *****’s restaurant…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                @Steve, Is that Arlo?

                • Steve says:
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                  @Grey, You know it. Crazy old hippy song but it makes me laugh out loud.

                  And I said “Obie, I don’t think I can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on.” He said, “Shut up, kid.
                  Get in the back of the patrol car.”

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    @Steve, Yeah, don’t really know of Arlo… Heard of him, don’t know his music; Rudy probably does…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, had no idea what they were saying there either…

  61. Poo Holes says:
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    Asdrubal placed on the bereavement list due to a death in the family. Not my family, his family. Could miss a couple days so set your lineups accordingly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, Aw, poor Drubal.

  62. The deep(er) leaguer says:
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    Are leagues like these where startable players are on waivers really fun? And do you need advice from a fantasy site if you’re in such a league? You should be able to win that league by checking in on the 1st of the month. Maybe this post by grey is not relavant to most of you and you should save that waiver priority for when Robby Cano gets dropped.

  63. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey,

    Last question I promise!

    In my 10 team ESPN league, I drafted Morse as my 1B and was hoping to hold down the fort while he was out but since then his situation has got worse. So now I need to A) keep it in house B) use the waiver or C) make a trade

    A) In house I have Reynolds and Belt.

    B) Waiver wire has Moreland, Gamel, Loney, Helton, and Laroche.

    C) I’m deep in SP (FHernandez, Latos, Bumgardner, Beachy, Gio, A Sanchez, Minor, and J Santana) and OF for 5 spots (J Upton, Holliday, Pence, Gordon, Cespedes, Rios, Joyce)

    So Grey, what would you do? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, Lose Joyce for LaRoche and play him until one of your 1B heats up… Or package two OFs for an upgrade…

  64. Pokey Reese says:
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    HOLA Que Tal!?

    I’m in a 10 team points H2H league with 2 RP slots and 5 bench spots. SAGNOF to the max forces me to not have any RP riding the pine unless they are SP also. So, I have some WR from Notre Dame turned SP for the Cubs and Sean Marshall in my two RP slots right now. Chapman, League, and Capps are chilling in the FA bath.

    Also, I sent in 15 big ones about a week ago ahora for your book. Is there an ETA?

    Gracias amigo! Hasta Luego Muchacho!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pokey Reese, Ha… I sent the book to your connor…email a week ago. Give me a different email and I’ll try again post haste. Doesn’t sound like you have any room for those RPs though not sure of the question…

      • Pokey Reese says:
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        @Grey, I was pretty much asking if I should cut one of the two RP I have right now for one of the RP mentioned. The only other player I deem worthy of cutting would be Billingsley but I am doing a wait and see approach with his next start (50 minutes of sheer bowel wrenching anticipation till then).

        I’ve fished through my emails and couldn’t find it. I would assume it is user error on my part. Regardless, if you can see the email address that is linked to this post, that is definitely correct, if not I guess I will put it out there just like a phone number in a telephone book.

        I really appreciate your help.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Pokey Reese, I’d hold those RPs for now… Will try and send it again… Let me know if you don’t get it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pokey Reese, Or I’ll sent it to that one again if you want… Let me know…

  65. Grey I imagine you are playing in some auction yahoo leagues

    my question is – is this part of the setup of your league

    Waiver Type: FAAB w/ Continual rolling list tiebreak
    $100 budget

    and if so why was the league setup like this?

    I found that there is a problem with this type of setup today

    there is a waiver list in each league that still goes back to draft day
    so even if you are in last place and bid $100 on a player – the team in first place if he bids the same amount will get the waiver pick if he had the worst position on draft day

    you would feel via tie breaker the team with the worst record would get the wiaver wire pick and that is not true here

    • @Mr Baseball, draft position we all know means nothing in an auction league but it really does

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Baseball, Draft position is lazy way to play… Should’ve been set up for team lowest in the league record wise… I agree…

  66. JMAC says:
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    I am in a H2H league and am in some need of pitching. I was wondering your thoughts on trading Gaby Sanchez for Max Scherzer or Sanchez for Ervin Santana or Justin Masterson. The opposing owner already said he’d accept the Sanchez for Scherzer trade.

    • royce! says:
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      @JMAC, You should take Scherzer.

  67. Wilsonian says:
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    JUp finding his butt on the pine tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Yup

    • Tony says:
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      @Wilsonian, he’s not benched, he’s getting an MRI on his thumb.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Tony, Yikes

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Tony, Guh… Rotoinfo didn’t have that info when I read. That’s no good.

  68. letsgobravos says:
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    Hallelujah! Baby Jesus is getting another start behind the plate tonight for the Mariners!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Nice!

  69. Cutch in Locks says:
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    Looking for a little help from Grey or anybody…

    C Posey
    1B Hosmer
    2B Cano
    3B Zimmerman
    SS Tulo
    CI Rollins
    MI Lawrie
    OF Stanton, Jennings, Heyward, Berkman
    DH Kendrick
    Bench: Ramos, Bourjos, Rasmus, Reimold

    SP Lester, Bumgarner, Zimmermann, Hanson, Anibal, Cahill, Scherzer, Lilly
    RP Putz, Marshall, Broxton, Jansen, HanKRod, Casilla

    Who do you offer in a trade for Lincecum? Morrow? AGon? Joey Bats? Victorino? Ike Davis?
    …all guys on the block right now. Anybody you target? 10-team keeper H2H.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cutch in Locks, Can try and move Hanson and Kendrick for Lincecum maybe?

  70. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: I’m trying to be wild yet effective…..

    Someone dropped Adam Dunn in my league:

    I have MCab @ 1st
    Youk @ CI
    and Ryan Howard on my bench….

    Should I drop Howard for Dunn or am I screwed anyways cause they’re both dunzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rick Dempsey, You have no DL? Guess lose him… Not much help there…

      • Rick Dempsey says:
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        @Grey: No DL, Thanks, BumbleBeeTuna

  71. thurman says:
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    would you rather have krispie or adam jones for the rest of the season? any way krispie keeps this up all year? thinking about trying to pick him from someone who might think they’re selling high

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @thurman, Hit .400? Nope

      • thurman says:
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        @Grey, haha well of course not. but any chance at 30/30 ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @thurman, My projections for Krispie are in the rankings… Nothing’s changed as far as I’m concerned after ten games… Selling high depends what you need/can get…

    • Tony says:
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      @thurman, if u can sell high on krispie do it, no wayyyyy he keeps it up, he’s a career .242 hitter, you do the math….. at some point, it stops….

  72. Curse of the Goat says:
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    @Grey

    Great read as always!

    Please rank the following pitchers for the rest of the year and beyond.

    Duffy, Lynn, Scherzer, Arrietta, Bedard, Niese

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Curse of the Goat, Thanks! Scherzer, Niese, Lynn…

  73. Steve says:
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    Come on Yanks. Put a beatdown on Liriano, yo.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Come on! Don’t let him off the hook again!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Steve, Is your opponent really starting Liriano vs the Yanks?

        • Steve says:
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          @Grey, Yup. I guess I should also be grateful his Hamilton didn’t hit a grand slam just now.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Steve, Geez, and you’re losing to this stunod?

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, 10-1 at the moment.

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, His team is 6/9 today. I’m 1/7.

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, He’s starting Millwood today too. SMH. Did I mention he has Hamilton and Cruz too?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                SMH at my FBB

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, For crying out loud.

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, How the effity-effity-eff do the Twins have the lead?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Steve, Damn, you’re getting the worst breaks…

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, I know, right? He’s 7/10 now!

              At least the Yanks finally got to Liriano.

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, And Delgado is going OK for now.

              FantasyCast said Bay doubled to shortstop that last inning. How does that happen?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                @Steve, re: Bay — Weird bounce that the SS had to track down? Not sure, wasn’t watching… re: Liriano — only a matter of time…

              • Steve says:
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                @Steve, Could do with a double-play here, Delgado.

  74. Steve says:
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    Jose can you see!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, By the something something lights…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, “Donderly,” I believe it is. In San Diego, it’s “Yonderly.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @royce!, Ha! San Diego really embrace Yonder or they treating him like every Padres player except Tony Gwynn?

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey, More of the latter. I expected more hearty cheering for him on opening day, but then again, opening day is amateur night, and there were probably more Dodgers fans there anyway.

            Padres games are getting pretty sad, actually. Season ticket services invited me and a guest to get free food and drink in the owner’s daughter’s suite the other day so that they could try to sell me on season tickets. Hard to sell someone on season tickets when the attendance was under 20k, which blows for this early in the year. Nice to get free food and drinks, though.

            Petco did add some great food options (Hodad’s, Lucha Libre, and Bull Taco), so it’s not all a bust. That should be enough to get you to come down here!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @royce!, Yeah, I like Petco a lot… Great stadium… Maybe in May I’ll come down with the cougar…

  75. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Grey : A Santiago brother just got dropped, should I use my waiver priority or hold until the owner of Lincecum gives up on Big time Timmy james?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Grab him…

  76. potus says:
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    Lidge FOR Duffy and/or H Alvarez in a 20 team(4×4) league make any sense? I am lacking SP depth and am fairly set with SV’s.

    For the record: My agents were NOT, I repeat NOT, scoping out hot young talent for me and were solely acting on their own accord.

    Peace & keep up the good work.

    -YHL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @potus, Ha… Thanks! Makes sense… Duffy…

  77. artie says:
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    Opinion of this?

    Longoria – Lind/Scott/Moustakas

    I like the Longo side (which I received) but I think i’m having some buyers remorse. 18 team league. Crazy to worry?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @artie, Looks great for you…

  78. Cole says:
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    12 tm h2h total points keeper league. Our lineup is sick (in a good way) but our catcher is ruiz. we only start 9 hitters per week so a bad catcher is kind of magnified. Dood offered us Jesus and Andrus for Jose Reyes. Yay or Nay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cole, Looks fair… Do it…

      • Cole says:
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        @Grey, Thanks for the help!

  79. MrHappyTime says:
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    Dickey, Nicasio, or Colon tomm? Who do you like in a streamers delight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrHappyTime, Nicasio

  80. sean says:
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    heyward bats second and has an rbi and a sb already! huzzah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sean, Very nice…

  81. charlie batch says:
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    pettitte worth roster space? him, homer bailey, zambrano, capuano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @charlie batch, Capuano

  82. Steve says:
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    *Shakes fist at sky* ESPN!

    Sonavabenched by Lind because after I put him in my lineup and hit submit, ESPN asked for my damn password and I didn’t realise and went on to something else. Hamilton is on my bench for the same reason.

    Grrrr.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Ouch, that sucks…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, 6/8, 2 R , 2 HR and 8 RBI rotting on the bench in the RCL.

  83. royce! says:
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    I took over a team in another RCL whose owner had dropped everyone and split. My Original Recipe team and the new team share two players- The Federalist, a streamer (kills Cueto, apparently). Strangely enough, both teams currently have 74 points and are in 4th place. BAM! That’s the sound of your mind being blown.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, Not in first and not in last… Jon Jay likes the democratic way…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, Yep, and I’ve somehow incorporated a balance of power- whenever my hitters have a good day, my pitcher balance that by crapping the bed.

  84. Wake Up says:
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    Liriano couldn’t make it through 3IP. You gotta be loving that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, More concerned with the guy vs. the Astros…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, Concerned? He looks great.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wake Up, Just starter tension… He looks great, just want him to seal the deal on the CG SHO and be done with it…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey, Gotcha. Clippard solid. Let’s see if O. Henry goes back to back.

  85. paulzone says:
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    is morales better than boesch at util?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paulzone, Not in most leagues…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, Damn… Figures… Can’t believe I dropped him… FMFBBL

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, Can we officially start calling him Brad?

    • 3FingersBrown says:
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      @royce!, That blows. I have Romo on one team.

  86. letsgobravos says:
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    NatGio making the Astros look like…the Astros. 7IP, 8ks, 2h, 2bb. Currently has a 1-0 lead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Please don’t jinx my Gio.

      • tHe sHiT says:
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        @Grey, Freakin Lidge almost blew the Gio gem. Whew, that was close! Now time for Bum to follow suit…

  87. Wilsonian says:
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    Lester single-handedly just ruined my Doc and Luebke starts from yesterday. Nothing like a 31.50 ERA for the day. Almost benched him too…sunuvastart!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Can’t say I’m sad… Rudy has him in our RCL…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Everything in fantasy baseball makes somebody happy.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Steve, Except for Vernon Wells. He makes everyone sad.

          • Turk Wendell says:
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            @Wake Up, awesome

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, haha. I have two fantasy teams…guess which Sawx pitcher is on both of those rosters and is in both lineups tonight?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, I kinda thought after rolling the Lubke dice last night and winning, it might have been my week…guess not…

  88. letsgobravos says:
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    Of course Gardner is having a great night since I left him on the bench in favor of big puma. In a league that counts 2bs and he has 2 w/ a run and RBI.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos, add another run and a stolen base to that total…curses!

  89. letsgobravos says:
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    Alright Nats BP, please do not fuck up Gio’s gem.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @letsgobravos, Get him outta there! Bring in the HanKRod!

    • herschel says:
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      @letsgobravos, action, lidge.

  90. Steve says:
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    OK – I appreciate Delgado getting the opportunity to shave his ratios a little more (which he has not done BTW), but with an 8-2 lead does a young guy really need to be sent out there again?

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, And now they pull him. Brilliant.

  91. Steve says:
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    The next development in fantasy baseball should be the ability to pull pitchers from your lineup when YOU think they’ve had enough.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, I’ve been saying that!

    • Terrence Mann says:
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      @Steve, Yes, yes, yes.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Steve, Ha nice idea

  92. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Grey : Forgot to say, nice job on the biking, keep that cardio up. Although you may not be the triathlete you once were, you can certainly throw a 26.2 sticker on your back windshield as its the new cool thing to do. Ron Jon and Salt Life have nothing on the fake marathon runner who think 26.2 is a man vs. food challenge.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Thanks, my man!

  93. Steve says:
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    Bruce and Youk are killing me. Come on fellas.

    • royce! says:
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      @Steve, I’ll trade you Mark Reynolds for either of them. You know you love some Mini-Donkey!

    • royce! says:
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      @Steve, Never mind, wrong league, I guess… how’s that keeper doing? I take credit for drafting Krispie!

      • royce! says:
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        @royce!, And Krispie promptly runs into a wall…

      • Steve says:
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        @royce!, Not going too bad considering (that is because of the keeper rules quite a few teams are stacked and mine kinda isn’t).

        Krispie has been great, Gardner had a nice day today, Ike is waking up and I manged to grab Casilla…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Bruce (I think) has two hits in the last week.

      • royce! says:
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        @Steve, Don’t I know it. I have him in a h2h. He’ll come around. He goddamn better. JK, love you Brucie!

  94. royce! says:
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    Congrats on the W, Gio owners. Was watching the local WAS broadcast, they were so excited about that groundout that you’d have thought they just made the playoffs.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @royce!, Did you think Lidge looked as bad as I did?

      • royce! says:
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        @Wake Up, I only caught the last three pitches, so can’t say. I think the pitch before last they flipped out on it being the best slider ever in the history of throwing objects with intention, so I left the broadcast thinking he pitched well…

        • Wake Up says:
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          @royce!, Ha!

        • 3FingersBrown says:
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          @royce!, I turned it at the same time and was left was the very same impression! Spooky…

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @royce!, haha…the Gnats aren’t exactly used to success. Bear with them…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, Yes!

  95. royce! says:
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    Any thoughts on this Wei-Yin Chen character?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, Eh, not outside of AL-Only leagues…

  96. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Michael Young showing off the power stroke. I just came for the AVG… didn’t realize the Early Bird Special was available!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, HA!

    • Terrence Mann says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Hehe

  97. crush says:
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    hey, big time follower – 12 team, keeper competetive 5 x 5, i see some potential on the waiver wire, how would you rank: minor, l. lynn, drabek, niese?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Minor, Niese, Lynn… Lose Buchholz…

  98. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Yeesh, Reimold is crushing the ball right meow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tggq21, BnY

  99. Real Tom says:
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    Grey,
    I was just offered Wright/Lynn for Halladay. I think it’s a bad deal. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Real Tom, Bleh

  100. letsgobravos says:
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    Home run derby in bean town! Hamilton and Beltre w/ back to back jacks off the pitching machine known as Melancon.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos, …Melancon mixed in a walk and then Cruz jacks one. Double, walk, homer, walk, homer in the 5 hitters he face…no outs recorded.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @letsgobravos, Yikes on Melancon…

        • @Grey, Mark Melancon he stinks

    • Aaron says:
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      @letsgobravos, No clue how Melancon got so bad so fast.
      His career numbers are good. I have him in a holds league and he is kicking me in the nuts.

  101. crush says:
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    me again. didn’t finish before:
    would you drop bucholz for any of them? (lynn, drabeck)
    2. j. weeks or aviles?

  102. DiscoD says:
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    Which closer do I pick up? Chapman, Aceves, Marmol, Street or Rodney??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DiscoD, Marmol, Street…

  103. Poo Holes says:
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    I’m a Sox fan, but own Hamilton and Napoli. How am I supposed to feel right now? I am very confused about my emotions.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @Poo Holes, Well, the game was already over before the last inning started so I’d feel pretty good about that Hamilton homer. I know I enjoyed the Beltre homer. I was pleased with the Kinsler 2b, but its pretty paltry in hind sight.

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @letsgobravos, Melancon getting blown up (again) and Bard throwing over 100 pitches yesterday just cements Aceves as the closer, who I own in 2 leagues. Not to mention I have Pedroia as well. Go Sawx!

        • @Poo Holes, Bobby Valentine has lost control of this team

  104. letsgobravos says:
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    Wow….top of the 8th finally comes to an end. 13 batters in the inning, 8 runs, 3 homers. BoSox getting eviscerated 16-2.

  105. RussB says:
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    Grey, talk me off the ledge! Aramis is killing me. I know I can’t drop him, but what’s your prognosis? I could drop Cahill/Niese or Jesus Montero for another 3B, but I’m trying to hold onto Montero until he gets C elibability bc Soto is also craptastic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RussB, He’s going to hit more than .120.

  106. Lubey says:
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    I wish I knew that Krispie Young was Chris Young in your rankings.

    • Lubey says:
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      @Lubey, before i drafted

  107. letsgobravos says:
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    LMAO…Rangers now with 6 homers on the night…18-3.

  108. nightpandas says:
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    Gamel or JD Martinez for bench bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Gamel

  109. Terrence Mann says:
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    Slam and Legs. Gamel wants to stick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Terrence Mann, Oh, yeah

  110. Sir says:
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    Trying to decide if I should pick up Belt.

    Currently my last 2 OF spots + 1 bench spot are taken up by Reimold, Schafer, and Thames.

    Should I drop one of them for Belt? Who, and should I go $0 on waivers or offer some more (starting money was $200)?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sir, Can lose Thames he looks lost…

      • Sir says:
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        @Grey, Thanks, I’ll do that.

  111. Cole says:
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    I always want to call him Gat Mammal because of his noticable mamaries.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cole, HA

  112. 3FingersBrown says:
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    Wow. Krispie just knocked himself the F out while making an amazing catch against the wall. He’s up but his shoulder’s hurting…

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @3FingersBrown, FUCK!!! Please don’t be hurt Krispie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Noooooooo… Did he walk off?

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, This is from rotoworld. Doesn’t sound good. Hopefully its just a bruise…

        Chris Young left Tuesday’s game in the fourth inning with an apparent shoulder injury after he ran into the outfield wall.
        Young made a nice running catch in left-center field but then ran into the wall hard and went down immediately, staying down for a minute or so. When he emerged, he was holding his right shoulder before being removed from the game relatively quickly. We’ll hope for the best, as Young is off to a fantastic start and had already doubled and scored before the injury. Apr 17 – 10:50 PM

        • letsgobravos says:
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          @letsgobravos, This is from the Washington Post. Sounds even worse. FUCKKKKKKKKKKK

          PHOENIX — Arizona center fielder Chris Young has left the Diamondbacks’ game against Pittsburgh after crashing hard into the wall.

          Young was injured in the fourth inning Tuesday night while tracking down a fly ball by Pittsburgh’s Pedro Alvarez in left-center. Young made the catch, but hit the wall with his right shoulder and his arm in front of his body.

          He went down on the warning track and lay on his back there for several minutes as medical personnel attended to him. He was helped up and gingerly walked to the dugout.

          Young entered the game hitting .405 with five homers and 13 RBIs the first 10 games. He had a two-out double and scored in the first inning against the Pirates.

          Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            There’s a video of it on MLB…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I saw the catch… Didn’t look good at all…

      • 3FingersBrown says:
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        @Grey, He walked off and he was able to raise his arm like the Hulkster

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, seriously… How did he look?

          • 3FingersBrown says:
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            @Grey, I was half-joking… he was able to raise his arm above his head a few times, which was a good sign since that means his shoulder wasn’t dislocated or separated.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thank god… Hopefully…

  113. Joey bats says:
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    grey in an rcl league,is hanson going to be good enough to trade a top closer for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joey bats, Yeah

  114. ProfX says:
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    Thinking of offering Pence/Cahill for Lester/Nathan in 12 team 5×5. Fair deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ProfX, Sure…

  115. Wilsonian says:
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    Just swung a deal to get Youk. 2 questions:

    1) better bench/utility bat: Lind or Reimold?

    2) better SP: Hellickson, Niese, Norris, Lynn, Drabek, Cahill, Duffy, Peavy, Volquez?

    Categories: H, R, HR, RBI, SB, Avg., OBPS, W, L, SV, Ks, ERA, Whip, Ks/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind… Cahill…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, thanks. I’m not totally stoked about the deal for Youk, but I think it could work out in the future. I traded two guys I got off the wire for him and he’s just going to be a utility/bench bat, so not like he’s gotta be that everyday guy.

  116. letsgobravos says:
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    Both of my teams have 10 hits tonight. One has 2 RBIs. The other team has 3 homers and…3 RBIs. That’s some unlucky BS right there.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos,

      The team with 3 HRs tonight had 2 yesterday…5 homers, 6 RBIs for the team this thus far. Terrible.

  117. 3FingersBrown says:
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    Masterson implosion in Seattle is killing me…

    • royce! says:
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      @3FingersBrown, Dammit, I took over an RCL team that had drafted Masterson, actually considered dropping him because he’s roofied me, screwed me, and crapped my bed in seasons past.

      Fortunately I’m a Mariners fan!

      • 3FingersBrown says:
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        @royce!, He came completely unhinged in the 4th, hitting a batter and walking another with the bases loaded. I think it’s too early to give up on him… Don’t get too happy. Cleveland scored 7 in the next half inning. It’s tied 8-8 in the bottom of the 5th.

  118. nick m. says:
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    GoldSchmidt or Hafner in 16 team H2H (6×6 categories)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldschmidt

  119. Chunk says:
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    Matt Carp isn’t wearing any gloves. Looks weird.

    • Chunk says:
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      @Chunk, But I’ll take the cheap win for Motte!

      • 3FingersBrown says:
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        @Chunk, helps to ease my pain a little.

  120. Hoog says:
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    Curious what you think about this trade. Kemp, lawrie, and Moore for granderson, wright and Romero. 12 team h2h keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp side…

    • Terrence Mann says:
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      @Hoog, Looks pretty fair. Also, are you kidding?

      • Hoog says:
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        @Terrence Mann, No, not kidding… ?

        • Terrence Mann says:
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          @Hoog, Kemp side is superior on every level. Where is Grandy side upgrading?

          • Jarred says:
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            @Terrence Mann, Well, Kemp is a sizable upgrade over Grandy. I’m no ‘pert, but I think Wright is an upgrade over lawrie and I think Romero is an upgrade over moore, especially for this year.

  121. aj says:
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    who would you drop
    milone, drabek, or zamrand

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @aj, Zambrano, if that’s who you mean…

  122. Steve says:
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    C’mon Tribe. Clobber some Millwood.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, You’re welcome.

  123. Slappy Pappy says:
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    12-team H2h. How one-sided is a McCarthy, Myers, Casilla for Grienke Trade? Trying to buy low on Grienke’s slow start, he had Wilson and the Farns so is w/o saves at the moment, & no closers left on the ww. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slappy Pappy, Greinke by a lot…

  124. Wilsonian says:
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    Krispie to get an MRI tomorrow. Guess they’re getting the JUp/Krispie 2-for-1 special on MRIs in ‘Zona…

    • 3FingersBrown says:
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      @Wilsonian, Gerardo “Rico Suave” Parra to the rescue…

  125. Steve says:
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    C’mon Bum. Keep your shit together.

    As it were.

  126. letsgobravos says:
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    Mad Bum’s in trouble in the 6th…freaking Crawford missed a ground that would have been a DP. Fuck.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos,

      Whew…got out of it with only 1 run. Disaster avoided.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @letsgobravos, Whew

  127. chata says:
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    am officially giving up on danny espinosa .

    maybe now that he is on my dtm list , he will perform better for you .

    good luck and good riddance .

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @chata, FYI, he had a hit tonight. That’s an improvement over what he’s been doing.

    • Steve says:
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      @chata, He’s a guy that seems painful to own on a day-to-day basis, but then you look at his numbers at the end of a season and they’re pretty good.

      Sure he’s hitting .190 or something but his OBP’s .330 (not great but not terrible) and he’s scored 7 times.

  128. 3FingersBrown says:
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    …and Jepsen blows Haren’s lead… Balls. And I thought Haren, Kennedy and Masterson were great match ups tonight.

  129. chata says:
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    jepsen .
    yepson .
    green and gold .

  130. B.o.B says:
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    No HR hit since April 8 for this guyer…that’s 9 days!!! Power outage with Avila, Fielder, Uggla, Castro, Aramis, Braun, Markakis, Gardner and formerly Lind but now Cespedes…that’s a pretty good offense in my eyes

    FMFBL…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Ouch… That takes the cake… The lousy nasty tasting cake…

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey, AKA carrot cake

  131. Steve says:
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    WTF? Cruz on to close it out for the Pirates.

    Stand well back.

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Steve, yeah,was up wit dat

  132. Random Collmenter says:
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    My McCann for his Jesus montero + cespedes?

    • chata says:
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      @Random Collmenter,

      in my leagues , i’d do that .

  133. Steve says:
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    Good heavens. Just realised J Sanchez gets the Tigers tomorrow. That feels like a sit – am I right?

    It’s in H2H where I have four others going.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Yup

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Thanks. Current 12-team H2H starting rotation looks like this:

        Bum
        Hudson
        Zimm
        The Peav
        H Alvarez
        McCarthy
        Cahill
        Chacin
        Sanchez

        Would you consider the bottom two droppable for matchup guys, Holds guys etc?

  134. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Casilla with the save opp.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, And converted. Sweet.

  135. amscalone says:
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    @grey: along the same lines as the whole waiver wire idea, how hesitant are you to cut guys who could be a huge bargain as keepers for guys who happen to be hitting right now?

    FA’s can be kept in our league for a 13th round pick.
    I have:
    Mesoraco in the 28th
    Trout in the 27th
    J. Sanchez in the 20th
    etc.

    What are your thoughts in general about this?
    Thanks.

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