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The H is O!  Oh, no, Jose Fernandez has me so jazzed, I need to bust some rhymes.  I came in the door, I said it before.  I never let a top starter magnetize me no more, but watching Fernandez yesterday is biting me, fighting me, inviting me to want a number one starter just this one time.  I can’t hold it back, I’m looking at his pitching line — 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 14Ks.  Taking off my coat, and that’s me quoting Rakim’s quote, his pitches were kicking it until his last hitter, Ryan Doumit.  My mind remains refined, all kinds of ideas.  Self-esteem makes it seem like his pitching took years to build, but his age is just twenty-one.  Prepared, never scared, he’s just a blessed one.  And you know that I’ve never seen that terrible movie with Jamie Foxx, think it was called The Soloist, so Jose F. make ‘em clap to this.  I said it the other day, but in case you weren’t reading, Fernandez is going to be the best pitcher going into next year.  Thought he was a donut, you tried to glaze him.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Alex Wood – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks.  Jose F. might’ve been in the cut, but Alex Wood ain’t no joke.

Mike Minor – Will make one more rehab start rather than start for the Braves on Saturday.  Why have a setback in the majors when you can have one in the minors, right?

Ivan Nova – Headed for Tommy John surgery.  “But where is Tommy John?” says Barbara Walters turning to the camera, as she opens tonight’s 20/20.  Show clips of Tommy John working at a Chi-Chi’s, smoking a cigarette by the back employee entrance, opening an envelope with a check for a nickel.  Tommy says to the camera, “Why not just give me the stamp?  It’s worth more.”

Vidal Nuno – Was named the Yankees 5th starter after the flame out of Nova.  Or as Mork would say, Nuno-Nuno.  He was sparkling in Triple-A last year (10+ K-rate, less than 1 BB/9), but it was in 25 IP, and that’s hardly representative of anything.  He looks like a high-6 K-rate, under-3 BB/9, which is just about any major league pitcher.  Definitely worth an AL-Only league pick up, but is a streamer in mixed leagues.

Masahiro Tanaka – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  If this were the 1980’s, the Yankees would’ve already brought in a musical act to record a song in his honor and named a candy bar after him.  Someone get The Refreshments on the line, “Masahiro’s no quarterback, he’s not a fireman, but still he can have any girl in Japan!”  Then get Pocky on the phone, we want his face on the box cover!  Do I have to hypothetically run Yankees PR from my living room?!

Carlos Beltran – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Zombino, take the Pocky box out of your mouth.  That’s not Masahiro’s head, that’s cardboard.

Derek Jeter – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .298.  He’s still got it!  Jeter punches the wall like Fonzie and two 50-year-old Cougars get on his motorcycle.

Jon Lester – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER and 5 unearned runs.  Holy ticker shock!

Mike Napoli – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer.  “Before every at-bat, I like to sneak into the clubhouse tunnel and have a Chesterfield.”  That’s Napoli doing a commercial.

Danny Salazar – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  When I don’t give the whole pitching line it means the guy didn’t deserve it from his performance.  That could be said of Salazar’s entire year.  In deeper leagues, you have to wait around for the eventual Disgraceful List trip, but in shallower leagues, you could find about 30 starters that are better right now.

Michael Brantley – 2-for-4, 1 run and a steal, his third.  Oh, don’t even tell me you’re going to steal now too?  Cause then we’re gonna be BFFs and I’m going to buy us friendship bracelets where half the heart has my name and the other half has yours and then we’ll be friends forever!

Carlos Santana – 0-for-4, lowering his average to .136.  The Mendoza Line farts in his general direction.

James Shields – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks.  I probably didn’t give enough props to him in the preseason, but who is he, Carrot Top?  He needs props?

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Mostsuckass!  I’m currently rocking him on my RCL team as I await Middlebrooks’s return and I’m praying like a Buddha that Mostsuckass makes it a difficult decision on who to drop when Middlebrooks returns.

Eric Hosmer – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .311, which is raycess; I don’t care what Snopes says.

Alcides Escobar – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 3rd steal, hitting .317.  Are you waiting until someone else picks him up?  Are you afraid of success?  Do you call your mom, ‘boo?’  Okay, that last one is just weird.

Tyler Skaggs – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Skaggs is one of those pitchers I’d be looking at in shallower leagues.  He’s owned in 17% of ESPN leagues, that should be at least at 80% cause Skaggs is the Gangster of Love.

Albert Pujols – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and two homers, his 499th and 500th.  Member when that meant something?  Wake me when he has 500 homers in a season!  If I would’ve ranked Pujols higher in the preseason, you would’ve had me committed.  And like any crazy person who is actually crazy like a fox, now the NSA is monitoring me to see if I have true psychic powers.

Erick Aybar – 2-for-4, 1 run and a steal.  Yesterday, I pointed out he wouldn’t hit .209 for long.  Now he’s hitting .225.  Yup.

Doug Fister – Threw a successful three inning simulated game.  He did it from his living room with dots on his body after painting his room green.  James Cameron filmed it.  Was pretty good.  Three and half stars.

Adam LaRoche – Didn’t start yesterday due to a sore quad.  Matt Williams mumbled under his breath that this would make it harder to justify putting Bryce Harper at the bottom of the lineup, but he managed to pull it off.

Chris Colabello – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .347.  I lose my corner man (Zimmerman!) and Colabello is Chris the Redeemer.

Brian Dozier – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  I apologize profusely, but I say profusely like I’m Mean Gene Okerlund, for not telling you to pick him up to replace Miller.  Dozier will get cold at some point, but just own him and ask questions later.

Kyle Gibson – 3 IP, 7 ER.  Stream-o-Nator, “Told ya.”

David DeJesus – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs.  Look at DeJesus going off in the same game as Chris the Redeemer.  Ben Zobrist’s wife needs to write a song about this!

James Loney – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs.   Member the other day I said he was a hot schmotato?  Yup.

Matt Joyce – 2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .347.  Hasn’t hit for much power this year (2 HRs), but Joe Maddon has batted him primarily in the three hole and the seven hole.  Only Maddon would alternate his three hole hitter with the seven hole.  Unlike Matt Williams, Maddon is too smart for his own good.  I’m surprised he doesn’t just forfeit games where he doesn’t like the matchups.

David Price – 9 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks.  It’s like a retailers’ dream day, Sale goes down and it’s a good day for Price.

Edinson Volquez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Pirates pitching coach, Ray Searage is definitely being monitored by the NSA.  Edward Snowden was last seen in Searage’s midst — he was in his midst!  Yes, you should pick up Edinson.  Yes, even in your league.  Mothereffin’ Helen Keller can see Searage is a miracle worker!

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  Two more before May!

Billy Hamilton – 2-for-5, 1 run and his 8th steal.   Billy, are you okay?  Are you okay, Billy?  Billy looks okay.

Johnny Cueto – 9 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  And Cueto makes an excellent house guest if you murder your wife!

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  I don’t care if he hits 81 homers and they’re all at home.  Actually, I welcome that.

Matt Wieters – Day-to-day with forearm soreness.  How about we just portmanteau that to sorearm and save Grey some keystrokes?  Thanks, world!

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Frequent commenter,   Moronymous Lohse said this yesterday, “(Edwin) has averaged 517 ABs over the last three years.  In his last 207 ABs (including last year), he has 51 hits for a .246 AVG with 7 HRs.  207 ABs is 40% of a season’s worth of his average 517 ABs.  The good news is he also sucked most of last April. By the 21st, he was hitting just .197 with 2 HRs, 8 RBIs and 7 Runs scored.  It was April 22nd – tonight – where he turned it around.  He went on to hit 7 homers over the next eight days.  See if history repeats.”  And that’s me quoting Moronymous Lohse!

Brett Lawrie – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Let’s not drop the five posts prior to hype until he’s hitting above .150.

Juan Francisco – 2-fof-4, 1 run and hitting .400 since he joined the Jays.  Still only AL-Only worthwhile right now, but he could become mixed league relevant before too long.

Steve Lombardozzi – 3-for-4, 1 run.  He won’t have an everyday job for long, but he has gone 5 for his last 8 and has a novelty trophy in his john that he calls his Lombardozzi Trophy.

Shin-Soo Choo – Underwent an MRI on his ankle.  Was kinda cool, when Choo went through the MRI machine, little smokestacks came out the top.  Any the hoo!  His MRI came back clean.

Nick Martinez – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K.  He was called up by the Rangers to take Tanner Scheppers’s rotation spot because the Rangers ran out of middle relievers to stretch out.

Luke Gregerson – 1 IP, 2 ER and the blown save.  Around and around the closerousel goes and next up is probably Jim Johnson again.

Ben Revere – 4-for-5, 1 run and his 6th steal.  So this is the year he finally figures out what SAGNOF meant.

Japhet Amador – The Astros loaned him back to Mexico.  In related news, prices soared on burritos on Mexico’s stock exchange.

Collin McHugh – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 12 Ks.  Oh.  Wait a minute, what?!  How many times did he get to face Brad Miller?  I thought Collin McHugh was a Merchant-Ivory repertory player.  McHugh has floated around the minors, putting up solid numbers, only to get the mallet dropped on his watermelon Gallagher-style when he’s reached the majors.  He could be anywhere from a 9+ K-rate to a 5+, a 1+ BB/9 to a 3+ or a 2+ ERA to a 8 + ERA.  If he falters again, McHugh’s you snooze.  If he breaks out, McHugh’s you lose.

Chris Carter – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.   Kinda guy that could go on a tear and hit seven homers in a week.  Definitely would look at him if he was dropped in your league.

Matt Dominguez – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  All he does is hit homers!  No, really, that’s it.

Josh Fields – Got the save yesterday.  I could’ve sworn when he was called out of the bullpen the Astros manager, Bo Porter, signaled him by shrugging.

Erasmo Ramirez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. the Asstros.  Put that through my Pitching Line Against Any Team But The Astros Translator and it comes out to 4 IP, 5 ER.

Oscar Taveras – Day-to-day after rolling his ankle.  For the amount of injuries this guy deals with, Taveras might want to consider bumping up to a PPO.

Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, but left after 79 pitches, hyperextending his knee, but was seen later on laughing with teammates.  Not his fantasy teammates, because his fantasy teammates would’ve told him to get the hell back on the field and pitch.  I bet he was laughing it up with that nogoodnik, Peter Bourjos.  Bourjos!

Jon Jay – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs.  Sadly, I picked The Federalist up in one league.  Couldn’t be much worse than Krispie Young, who I’m fielding.  Liberate my team, Jon Jay!

Miguel Cabrera – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  He’d drink to that!

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-4, 1 run and a steal as he got the start in left, which shifted Rajai to center and Austin Jackson to the bench.  Prior to the game, Miggy tried to twist off J.D.’s head.

Andrew Romine – 1-for-3 and a run.  He looks like the go-to shortstop now in Motown.  Not the greatest for hits, but his steals could be Supremes.

Dee Gordon – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 11th and 12th steals, but left the game after taking a knee to the noggin on a steal.  Doode slides into a popcorn kernel the wrong way and he might get a concussion, so hopefully he’s okay.  That’s if you have him.  If you don’t, pray for a concussion, you sick bastard!

Adam Eaton – Aiming to return on Wednesday.  Hey, that’s today.  You snuck up on me!

Jose Abreu – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  The Grande Dolor!  Frank Thomas said, “If Abreu acts surly, I will sue for trademark infringement.”

Dayan Viciedo – 4-for-4.  Well, I told you to pick him up the other day, but now Eaton’s due back, so Viciedo or De Aza are gonna get benched.  De Aza deserves the benching (hitting .156), but I’m not sure which way Robin Ventura will go.  Oh, who are we kidding, Ventura doesn’t even know.

Jason Hammel – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 2.60.  I have a feeling — fill up my cup; mazel tov! — Ugh, now that stupid song is in my head.  Sorry, I have a feeling that Hammel is going to one of those pitchers that isn’t really owned all year, but puts together a respectable season.  If nothing else, he’ll be a great NL-Only pitcher and a streamer in mixed leagues.

Mike Olt – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  It’s too bad he looks like the hitting equivalent of a LOOGY.  We should have a glossary term for this.  Guys that only hit lefties.  Please suggest in the comments.

Mark Trumbo – On Monday, he hit 7th and a homer.  Yesterday, he was on the bench.  I am not pumping my fist in jubilation, Kirk Gibson.  No, I am not.

Chris Denorfia – 3-for-5 and his 4th steal.  It’s so hard to tell you to pick up a Padre hitter, but Denorfia is making it hard to not tell you to pick him up.  Twisted logic points!

Chase Headley – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Maybe he could whisper in Gyorko’s ear that the season has started.

Yovani Gallardo – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the Padres.  I still wouldn’t trust him against a major league offense.

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-6, and a slam & legs.  Rickie Weeks who?!  The player that was the Brewers 2nd baseman until Scooter.  I was being facetious, Random Italicized Voice.  Facetious?  Is she married to William H. Macy?

Johnny Hellweg – Brewers prospect has a torn UCL.  Now, Hellweg will have an angry inch of his elbow repaired.

  1. Andrew says:
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    You think Marlins can beat up Harang tomorrow or do you see his early dominance continuing tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: What does SON say? I don’t think it’s a bad stream…

  2. Tehol Beddict

    Tehol Beddict says:
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    Is there any possible way, Michael Brantley will stop producing like a hall of famer any time soon? It’s making your team impossible to catch. That and the pitching staff that is untouchable. That is until Lindstrom and Farnsworth combine to give up 14 runs sometime in the next 2 weeks. You’re truly a legend and I can’t wait for my T-shirt to arrive. #GreyIsGod
    P.S. First

    • Tehol Beddict

      Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Tehol Beddict: F###!!!! SECOND

        • Tehol Beddict

          Tehol Beddict says:
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          @Fungazi: Fail is my middle name fugazi

          • Fungazi says:
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            @Tehol Beddict: Spelled ‘Fale’ right?

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Tehol Beddict: Thats what happens when you make a big ass post. Yeah Brantley’s killing it, loving him in my H2H league. You shoulda listened to the Greyt one!

    • Jiggy Nits says:
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      @Tehol Beddict: Five minutes later – aint even close!

      • Tehol Beddict

        Tehol Beddict says:
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        @Jiggy Nits: jiggy tits, I know. with comment moderation they don’t show up. Woe is me

        • Jiggy Nits says:
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          @Tehol Beddict: You’d think having a set would get some attention from Grey hey? Not so much. Maybe you could take a look at my inquiry below and tell me what you think…

          • Tehol Beddict

            Tehol Beddict says:
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            @Jiggy Nits: Im not seeing it bud. hit me up on twitter or my post tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tehol Beddict: My RCL team is having the dream season, Farnsworth is being played by a young Burt Reynolds…

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: That’s Turd Ferguson to you, buddy.

      • Tehol Beddict

        Tehol Beddict says:
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        @Grey: When both Moustakas and Portobello both went yard within 30 seconds of each other yesterday I almost quit the league right then and there. You may win the whole RCL. its out of control. #kudos

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And I haven’t even gotten anything from my 1st or 4th rounders…

  3. gareth says:
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    Which streamer do you like best? Me and SON differ in opinion a little:

    Vargas @ Indians versus masterson

    Simon @ Pittsburgh versus Morton

    Loshe @ home in Milwaukee versus the Padres Tyson ross

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @gareth: i guarantee it’s lohse, i asked similar question yesterday (it had more than these guys, but not simon, so i guess it could be simon)

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        NO HE ISNT SOLD ON SIMON@goodfold2:

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @AL KOHOLIC: notice the part where it said guaranteed it’ll be lohse.

    • Yager says:
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      At this point I think Loshe has done enough to be owned. IMO. @gareth:

  4. RJ says:
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    Good writeup as always!
    So Grey, I got offered this trade in my 12-team, 6×6 (OPS added) roto league…
    I get: Harper
    I give: Bautista

    My team:
    C. Lucroy
    1B. Goldy
    2B. Gyorko
    3B. Arenado
    SS. Segura
    1B/3B. Pujols
    2B/SS. Hill
    OF. Bautista
    OF. Bruce
    OF. J. Upton
    OF. Blackmon
    OF. Leonys
    UTIL. Mesoraco
    DL. Calhoun

    So tell me Grey, even though he is starting slow, do you still believe that Harper will be better than Bautista for the rest of the season?? Having a tough time with this one. Thanks!

    (btw I’m in 1st place with 120.5 points and 2nd place has 95.5 points…do I even mess with my team or keep it as is?)

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      @RJ:
      I wouldnt lose Bautista for Harper if i dont need those few SBs more you will get from Harper. I know Grey likes Harper A LOT but to me, he is the most overrated player in the majors who is constantly getting hyped up, people reach to get him in drafts and up until today, i think he failed to live up to those huge expectations. He is a good player but he probably is not the super player people try to make him look like. He gets talked up a lot.

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        @Moscowitz: Agree, I’d keep Baurista. Unless he gets hurt he’s gonna wind up with 40+ homers

      • Dead Head says:
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        @Moscowitz: Sorry you don’t pass up on 50 HR upside, I’d take Harper for sure. It’s 20 games into the season, the first 2 weeks of last season he hit 7 HRs before getting injured. He can turn his season around in 4 games. I’d take Harper, 1 because of the SB, 2 because he will hit above .250-.240 3) because he actually has less injury risk than Bautista in my opinion.

  5. Trapper Keeper says:
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    Would you pick up and hold Skaggs over any of my bottom tier starters: Tyson Ross/Corey Kluber/Dillon Gee? 10-team h2h league with QS instead of wins and deep benches.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Trapper Keeper: These are streamers in a 10 team league… Over Ross if he’s away from home

  6. Alan says:
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    Im dropping seager for frazier, cool?

    Then Im drinking a snapple

  7. Endershadow says:
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    I was offered Strasburg/Hill for my Pedroia/Fister. I already have Kipnis so Hill would mainly be a backup. I countered with Morneau instead of Hill and he rejected. Thoughts? 14 teams x 5 keepers.

    I was thinking of offering Gray next instead of Fister.

  8. Balmy Tundrastein says:
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    was about to waste a waiver in 20 team land for laroche. just decided to grab juan francisco and now ask whether i want him or laroche more? Juan has both infield corner spots, which is nice. probably by the time this gets answered laroche is gone anyway. If not we’ll see.

      • Balmy Tundrastein says:
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        @Grey: yep, he got waivered. thanks though, my 12th probably wouldn’t have cut it.

  9. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    “Guys that only hit lefties.”

    Southpops

  10. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    Grey some mope just grabbed mesoraco, i’m stuck with sal perez
    would you grab j castro or just keep taking the pain?

  11. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    NL only with BB as a category. Valbuena or Asche, while Zimmerman’s out? already had Valbuena but dropped for Ike (for IF slot). Valbuena appears to get a lot of walks (while i’m already trucking Asche out there who also hits .200 but doesn’t know how to walk). Asche used to be an actual starter but now PHI plays Nix over him half the time.

  12. Bas says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Great daily as usual!!

    Yesterday I asked a trade question involving Boneface and Frieri for Calhoun and Alvarez. The other owner countered with my boneface and Uehera for his Hosmer and Calhoun. Should I try for Soria/Boneface for Hosmer/calhoun? I have an IR spot to spare.

    U rather have Alvarez instead of Hosmer? I already have Wright at 3B.

    Thanks as always!!

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Bas: I don’t know your league parameters, but I would take the Hosmer side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bas: Thanks! Hosmer

  13. The Muppet Maniac says:
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    I’m thinking of dropping Kelly Johnson. I like that he is multi-positional, but he hasn’t been doing much. I can use some pop. Who should I pick up? Todd Frazier, Michael Morse or Mark Reynolds? Or hold for now?

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    When is Gyorko gonna stop being such a, well, gyrk? Seriously, the guy can’t hit anything right now and its near the end of April and he’s batting only .150! Adam Dunn from 2011 called, he wants his stat line back. Please Grey, give me some word of encouragement on Jedd….

    • slicke5 says:
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      Gyorko, Headley, Venable… all dumpster fires atm. Naturally I own them all.

    • Streaming Leake says:
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      @Picard56: At least you aren’t the GM who signed Jerk O For Four to a six year deal!

    • Shake N Bacon says:
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      @Picard56: He had a slow April last year too. Some people just take a bit to get going. Hold tight and play a hot schomatoe at 2B for the time being.

      It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Buy low, sell high, win your league.

  15. Grey, just made this trade in my CBS 10 team H2H points league, what is your expert opinion on this trade..cheers mate!

    I traded Tanaka, Pineda and Aramiz Rameriz for Miggy & Cueto

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      @Malicious Phenom:

      That’s a great trade for you. Just keep your eyes on Cueto – he’ll get hurt again eventually and you’ll need to replace him.

  16. Beavis de Beppo says:
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    Probably a dumb question, but can I trade Mike Trout in a 10 team keeper league? Is Darvish and Chris Davis enough? Should I make him take on Headley and give me Machado? My team is pretty kick ass as it is, but it could be a smidge better and this probably does it. If Davis would just show some signs of life….

  17. Jonas says:
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    oooooh. Pick up Erasmo!

  18. Longbeachyo says:
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    Espn sends out a text yesterday that Albert pujols is the 1st player in mlb history to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game! =0 That is just un-effing believable!!! Thank you for wasting 2.5 seconds of my life! NOW SHUT THE F&#@ UP!!!

    ugh, I need a nap…

  19. c0wfunk says:
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    Considering dropping ozuna for alcides escobar and benching segura for a bit. I have lemaheiu in for the gyorko black hole and gyorko on the bench.. Ozuna only gets in my lineup right now when crisp is out (albeit frequently)..

    Whaadaya think, lose ozuna for escobar? Or drop DJ and hope gyorko gets it together?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @c0wfunk: drop dj. Don’t drop ozuna

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @J-FOH: yeah I guess i know that’s what I should do but gyorko has been so much worse than segura and is killing my ba/obp. Guess I need to hold at this point or drop one of peralta / skaggs / Chavez / eovaldi / Perez. How would you rank those 5? Rather hold all of them than DJ?

        • kev says:
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          @c0wfunk:

          i think skaggs can be dropped. i wouldn’t drop any of the others. just my opinion

  20. Bertchr22 says:
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    Hi Grey! Who would you want for ROS. OBP 5×5.

    I own Brad Miller who I still love, but is worrying me. Free agents are: Dietrich, Schoop, Owings, leMahieu, B Crawford. That’s about it

    Wha, wha, what would you do?

    • Mike says:
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      @Bertchr22:

      I own him too and his BA is a drain, I might drop him in th enext week or so. I would go with leMahieu of the guys you have llisted

  21. J-FOH says:
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    Mike olt is the one hitter quitter…wait will smokey come after me for copyright infringement?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @J-FOH: excuse me while I crank Luniz…. I got five on it.

      • Principal Blackman says:
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        That or some Crucial Conflict…. Hay, anybody?

  22. Nimrod says:
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    Well I too have Miller in multiple leagues. I know he hasn’t produced along with a man named Jed but you Grey helped with so many others I’m still in the running holding down the 3rd place spot in 12 team leagues using OPS. Here is the scrap heap I have to choose from for Miller. The question is hold or swap for Romine, Crawford,Cozart or Adeiny? I look forward to reading your blog each morning.

  23. Chicken Dinner says:
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    “Guys that only hit lefties.”

    HerMATTphrodite or HerMattphroJoyce

    Lefty Grooves

  24. Clint says:
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    How much longer should I give Masterson to turn it around in my 12 team roto keeper league? Waiver wire’s filled with mostly streamers like Hammel, Gee, Beckett, Niese, and Garrett Richards with only a few decent starters like Sabathia & Smyly left.

    • Clint says:
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      @Clint:

      FYI, rest of my staff after Masterson looks like this:
      RP’s: Axford, Rodney, K-Rod, Broxton, David Carpenter
      SP’s: Eovaldi, Masterson, Cingrani, Teheran, Liriano, Kluber, Porcello
      DL: Crain
      Prospect: Gausman

      Currently dying for wins and middle of the pack in the rest of stats besides saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: I’d hold for now

  25. Bertchr22 says:
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    Also corner infidel question please:
    I own Ike Davis.

    FA’s are:

    Duda, Dominguez, Olt, LeMahieu, Asche, Reynolds, Chisenhall, Nava, Freese, J Francisco.

    Hold or swap? I’m thinking hold OR Francisco.

    • ashtray says:
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      @Bertchr22: I’d actually stick with Davis although Duda is essentially the same guy.

  26. Bertchr22 says:
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    Player that only his lefties shall be know as a “Gyorkoff””

    -Chris

    • Bertchr22 says:
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      @Bertchr22:

      I know he hits both but it’s a great word

  27. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Guys that only hit Leftys…. One Sided Affair

  28. I Just Goldsmidt My Shorts says:
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    Should I drop any of the following for Polanco? Chavez or Melky or Hold

  29. The Episode of Growing Pains Where Mike Thought Boner did Cocaine in the Bathroom says:
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    Better stash – Polanco or Singleton?

  30. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Three guys I would not have drafted but for your rankings – Pujols, Beltran and Alcides Escobar. Wow – maybe NSA should be monitoring you. All I can say is thanks, you’re the man, etc.

    I picked up Springer just ahead of the hype and was hoping for a splashy start that would allow me to flip him. So far he hasn’t done much. I have not seen him play – still like him a lot?

    • Yager says:
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      He also led guys to Gyorko, and Miller……. Tempering any investigations. @Mr. Rickey:

      • Aero says:
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        @Yager: He’s just throwing ‘them’ off the scent because Grey’s crazy like a fox!

  31. Rubik's Pube says:
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    My favorite sell high/buy low time of the year. Just traded F. Hernandez and L. Lynn for Harper and Cano in a 10 team H2H league. Now I sit back, eat popcorn, and watch it get vetoed into oblivion by my fellow managers that won’t allow a single trade to be made because they all suck.

    • allen says:
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      @Rubik’s Pube: that shouldnt go through, are you kidding me?

      • Principal Blackman says:
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        @allen: No trade should be vetoed unless collusion can be proved.

      • Rubik's Pube says:
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        @allen: Why not? Its not the rest of the managers responsibilities to be the trade police. He accepted the trade offer. Its not obvious collusion like me trading Chone Figgins for Miggy and Trout.

        • allen says:
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          @Rubik’s Pube: f her for harper is a wash,…u telling me cano for lynn is fair??? Nope

          • Principal Blackman says:
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            @allen: Fair is not the question. Not every trade has to be fair. The question is whether or not two teams knowingly colluded. If you can’t answer yes to that, then the trade should go through.

            • Militant Vegans says:
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              @Principal Blackman: Word… or as the voices in my head always say “Word up everybody say
              When you hear the call you’ve got to get it underway
              Word up it’s the code word
              No matter where you say it you know that you’ll be heard”

              • Militant Vegans says:
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                @Militant Vegans: That IS what the kids still say… right?!

          • Rubik's Pube says:
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            @allen: ^^^^ This shit is the problem and the thought process of people that makes leagues suck. Ooooh, the trade isn’t “fair”!!!! VETO!! Give me break. Its not your job to be mediate trades and determine whether it’s fair or not.

  32. Pb&j with a baseball bat says:
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    Dump Salazar for Volquez? Dump him for Baeur? What say you, Grey?

    • Hawk says:
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      @Pb&j with a baseball bat:

      I can’t believe I’m about to write this buuuuuuuuuut….

      Volquez is a stable option. There. I said it. He will be good, not great, this year. If your rotation has a lot of risky guys in it already (young guys or injury prone guys) I’d go Volquez.

      Bauer is the lottery ticket. Could be great, could be nothing. If your rotation is full of stable guys (proven vets where you have a reasonable idea of what to expect), I’d go Bauer

      Either is an upgrade over Salazar right now.

      • Brooke says:
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        This POS Salazar should open up a landscaping business with legendary POS Gallardo so they can put their true talents to good use. Ya know landscaping is in their bloodlines, not playing ball, which is why they suck. DIE SALAZAR.

  33. Jordan73 says:
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    Roll the dice on Hamels today, or skip his first start off the DL? I’m torn, because he’s got good career numbers in Dodger Stadium and against the LAD in general (though the sample size is small).

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Jordan73: If I owned Hamels, I’d be waiting to see how he does in a real game before I started running him out there, no matter what the matchup looks like.

  34. The Fresh Prince says:
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    Wow, Grey, you dare to quote one of my songs????

  35. KCC26 says:
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    liriano for arenado fair?

  36. Natty Boh says:
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    15 team league, dropping Bourjous. who’s the best add? G. Parra, John Jay, or J.B. Shuck? Thanks!

  37. Dirtyd says:
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    Left-o-maniac

  38. los locos says:
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    Grey, could Colabello be this year’s Carpenter? The guy can straight up hit. Does he hold a spot in the order when Arcia and Willingham come back? I just picked up Colabello to put on bench for now, but we are heading into week 5 and this guy still hasn’t cooled off.

    Also, is Pinto worth adding in a 10 team league, OBP, HR, RBI, R SB? I been scouting this guy and seems he make good contact and he draws a ton of walks, my concern is the guys above when they come back what happens?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @los locos: More like Ludwick the year he broke out… Pinto’s not really worth it there

  39. Steve says:
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    Guy who hits lefties – Southpawker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: I like Southpop better

  40. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    I’m new to the site, just moved out from the rock I’ve been living under. Great write-up and look forward to visiting each day!

    Thoughts on Springer? It’s been a week of absolutely nothing. I know it’s a small sample size, but perhaps he’s not ready? Everyone saying he could be a top 20 OF ROS so I assume be patient and give him some more time?

  41. 2000 Brain Cells ago says:
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    Southpwn

  42. Nico

    Nico says:
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    Grey! I appreciate your Pujols love bc I somehow got him in the 5th round of my draft, and he’s carrying my last place team right now! People thought I was crazy, but I say I was Greyzy… Wow…

    Anyway… Got a guy in my league wanting to swap Encarnacion for Fielder. He knows I’m struggling with saves, so Glen Perkins would have to get thrown in there too, but I’m not sold on that deal. Jim Johnson and Joe Nathan are my closers. I can’t help but notice Edwin’s ridic K% right now and why it’s so high, but I’m wondering how much I should be asking for if I’m on the Fielder side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: Ha…Don’t see the point of the trade

      • Nico

        Nico says:
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        @Grey: That’s the logic I needed. Sometimes I get a little cray w the trade options. Thanks, Grey.

  43. Ron says:
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    Gyorko has a nice comfy recliner on my bench for a awhile.

    Should I start Dozier, Scooter or Walker in his place?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Scooter

  44. Matt says:
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    Just recently started visiting this site and the hours in the work day seem to go by much quicker…thanks. In a 14 team keeper league, keep 18 of 26 players. I’d get Soler, Medlen, and the 22nd (4th) for the 19th (1st). If Medlen comes back healthy next year, this is a no brainer right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: No problem… Yeah, sounds like a decent trade

  45. SpecialFNK says:
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    Viciedo and De Aza should both be starting. the other option is Jordan Danks. but he sucked in 2012, and again in 2013, and now again in 2014.

  46. Bill_Buckner says:
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    @Grey:

    What side wins: Braun/Wright/Aroldis or Goldschmidt/Bautista/Hawkins???

    Thanks!

    • Bi-Felicia says:
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      Goldy side and it’s not even close for me! Take it & run!!!

  47. Swfcdan says:
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    So is Kimbrel actually hurt or are we just going crazy as he actually gave up a run recently.

    Melancoly (Bucco setup man) or Walden for chasing saves? Grilli’s looked bad.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Swfcdan:

      Melancon’s looked good when he had the chance to close in Pitt before. And that’s not a comparative comment on Grilli’s hair, either.

    • uncdrew says:
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      @Swfcdan:

      The local sports radio in Atlanta are saying Kimbrel is fine. I know that’s just media but I watched him strike out the side in his last appearance and other than the ER he looked fine. I’m dropping Walden and Carpenter if I have them (which I did).

  48. stinky_llama says:
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    just woke up to the news my trade that I WAS APPROACHED WITH had been vetoed in our league… i think its fucking absurd and want to choke a bitch.

    another owner only riding w kimbrel and wanted some more RP and is stacked in SP (wacha/cole/strasburg/ryu/cash/santana/masterson) …..meanwhile im packin in the pen and managed to unload frank rod (sell high – #1 RP in baseball right meow) hawkins and j-heyward for ryu and nelly cruz.

    REALLY? thoughts??

    • Hawk says:
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      @stinky_llama:

      Thats a fair trade. Even if it isn’t the idea of vetoing a deal where both owners know what they’re doing and want the trade is weak.

      Your leaguemates suck.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @stinky_llama: Thats crazy that it’s been vetoed. I think it’s a blessing in disguise for you though, wouldn’t deal Heyward getting Cruz back. One’s just hot right now, Heyward’s the clear better hitter.

  49. EK says:
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    Pls rank for W, K, ERA & WHIP

    Porcello
    Estrada
    Perez
    Vargas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Porcello, Perez

  50. de nachos says:
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    Wow, what a disgusting blast from the past. whatever happened to Chi Chi’s restaurants?*google image searches: chichis* HELLOOOO MAMI!

  51. stonepie says:
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    trying to trade for puig and he’s looking for pitching. he asked for sale and cobb which i thought was way too much.. just sale should be enough right? or should i throw in another meh starter to get him

    • Hawk says:
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      @stonepie:

      Sale’s hurt right now. Tough to say he’s “enough” for Puig, ya know?

      That said, Sale + Cobb is a lot and probably more than I’d pay for Puig. Got a lower rung starter you can add instead?

    • Natty Boh says:
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      @stonepie: as a guy who has sale and puig in a 15 team league, Puig has been nothing but a headache at this point. Puig was 3rd round pick, Sale 4th.

  52. Kyle says:
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    Not sure what to do with Gyorko at this point.. in a league where there aren’t many options because the rosters are so large. Any guys I should target that could fill the void for cheap? I have no others who can play 2nd

    • Kyle says:
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      @Kyle: Gennett, Espinosa, Callapso, Lemahieu are available..

      • Greyismyhero says:
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        @Kyle: Ive been picking up Gennett and benching Gyroko until he wakes up.

  53. EK says:
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    Springer a must own/hold in 9 teamers?

    • Hawk says:
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      @EK:

      Single season, no

      Keeper league, probably still no

  54. Joe says:
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    Would you trade for Sale right now and, if so, what’s his asking price? Guy in my league who owns him could use OF and SP help. I own Cutch, Choo, Cespedes, Melky, and Heyward (3 OF league), along with Cain, Teheran, Salazar, Lynn, Wheeler, Pineda, and Eovaldi.

    Can you think of something worth offering for Sale in a buy-low kinda way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Melky and Lynn

  55. Silky says:
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    Would you rather have Billy Hamilton or Alex Gordon in a Yahoo H2H points league?

  56. Emrys says:
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    I want to pick up Alcides Escobar, but would need to drop a pitcher.

    Which to drop between Eovaldi, Chavez, Kluber, Peralta, Wheeler?

  57. Kc says:
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    Stras and Rios for McCutchen and Gray. Should I do this? My other pitchers are Teheran, Cain, Liriano, Kuroda, and Bradley. My OFs are Rios, Heyward, and Gordon, and looking to upgrade them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kc: Hold

  58. Jimmy says:
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    Worth dropping Seager or Ozuna for Viciedo?

  59. Swfcdan says:
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    Are they gonna give Mesoraco regular ABs or what? He’s raking but he’s only had 37 ABs.

    Castro or Mesoraco?

    • allen says:
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      @Swfcdan: seems to be working whaever there doing..he did start the year on the dl…just being careful

    • Sniff Test says:
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      @Swfcdan: I’ve noticed he never plays more than 3 days in a row. They are preserving him which is rare thinking for the Reds, but I’m glad. He’ll come back today with a refreshed rake.

    • ashtray says:
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      @Swfcdan: He also missed time at the beginning of the season due to injury.

  60. Bi-Felicia says:
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    I own jofer, cueto, lynn, in an rcl. It cant get much better.

  61. Pope says:
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    Anyone starting Smyly today? SON likes him a lot vs. the White Sox

    • Bi-Felicia says:
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      Im not, he hasn’t proven he can pitch 4 innings. Def not vs the White Sox. They’ve been on fire!

      • Pope says:
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        @Bi-Felicia: I hear you. He’s probably not worth the $1 I’d have to spend to pick him up for today

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Pope: I’m running him out there, so I’m sure he will get destroyed.

    • @Pope: I’m starting him in a 14-team league I’m in. The ChiSox only hit .237 and slug .130 lower against LHP, and aside from Coke (no loss) and Joba the Tigers’ bullpen is well rested.

      • steve says:
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        @Enrique: Good insights. thanks.

  62. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Salazar looks destined for the bullpen . He can’t pitch more than 2 effective innings. I dropped him and watched him implode on someone elses roster. Jason Hammel is doing his usual mr. april routine. Any thoughts on how long the Jason vargas ride is gonna last , hes doing great for me but my fingers are getting tired from being crossed so long

  63. Schizer says:
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    Mornin Grey!
    What kind of FAAB bid is Brantley worth? It’s a 12 team weekly H2H category league with a $200 budget. Bids have been pretty conservative so far.

    Also, drop Elias for Beckett or Koehler?

    Thanks!

    • Bi-Felicia says:
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      Toss 6 bucks at him

  64. allen says:
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    Scooter over BMiller????

    • Curtis says:
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      @allen: I’m about to make that very switch, assuming my $2 bid tomorrow morning wins.

  65. elipitt says:
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    Jason Vargas worth streaming today?

    • Nico

      Nico says:
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      @elipitt: He’s due for a serious regression. Other options?

      • allen says:
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        @Nico: as a tribe fan i would say start him…our offense stinks and our best hitters are left handed (brantley, kipnis) . Last time i checked the heart of our order was hitting under .180 (swish, santana).

      • elipitt says:
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        @Nico: @Nico: Odorizzi, Morton? I am thinking Odorizzi. The Twins strike out a lot.

        • uncdrew says:
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          @elipitt:

          I flipped-flopped like a fish outta water on this one, with just these players. Ended up wanting to go Vargas, but went Odorizzi. Yes, in part because of the huge difference in SON score.

  66. Sniff Test says:
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    What is your take on Rosenthal? Any need to be concerned? Elsewhere, when I look at how SON is ranking my pitchers for today…for say Eovaldi and then I see some other names above him that are on my waiver wire (i.e. Smyly, Lackey, Odorizzi). Do I need to own any of these guys over Eovaldi? I also recall SON being not so thrilled about Eovaldi’s last start and he outperformed SON’s expectations. Does SON just not like Eovaldi, or do I have unrealistic expectations thinking that he will do better than the 3 pitchers listed above him today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sniff Test: Hold Eovaldi… Rosenthal will be fine

  67. Greyismyhero says:
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    Any razzer wanna help me make this decision please? Drop Villar for Alcides Escobar? Limited moves league so I need to make the right decision. Smoke up!! Thanks.

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Greyismyhero: Save your moves.

  68. 740 says:
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    Sup Grey, 10team h2h 5x5cat. Loney or Ike Davis?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Loney

  69. the_hungary_hippo says:
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    Thoughts on Bourn?

    Is he just SAGNOF-lite compared to Rajai and Bonafacio?

  70. Oppo Taco says:
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    I thought I had this upside game figured out last year when I drafted Harvey in our keeper. But I cut jofer after 3 mediocre starts and this season I opted for Salazar over wacha. I feel like I slept with the fantasy gods sister. Whoa is me, high is me pitching ratios. Anyways, SON isn’t big on Tyson Ross @MIL and Masterson vs KC.
    Start both? Thanks

    • Hawk says:
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      @Oppo Taco:

      I’ve not chosen who to start / sit well, so take this advice with that in mind.

      Ross’s ERA at Petco last year: 2.02
      Ross’s ERA on the road: 4.03

      Game is in Milawukee.

      Masterson would sit for me until he had a good start. If I miss out on one good start, so be it. I’d rather have that then see 4IP, 10H, 6ER

      • @Hawk: @Oppo Taco:

        Re: Ross … If you want to be talked into starting him note that while Milwaukee has the best record in baseball that’s due to a 9-1 record on the road. They’re only 6-5 and hitting just .201 with a anemic .569 OPS at home. Plus, Lohse, starting for the Brew Crew, has a bad career record vs. SD (4.61 ERA). A bunch of guys on the curet SD roster hit him well.

        Still undecided if I’ll start Ross or not, though.

  71. Bdubya says:
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    Is Colabello for real? Trade Gregory Polanco for him?

  72. kegeahead says:
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    A guy that only hits lefties – a COHLE, in honor of our favorite True Detective character.

    Can
    Only
    Hit
    Lefties
    Effectively

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @kegeahead: I like this one!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kegeahead: Ha, nice… I’ll add it to the list

  73. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    That’s a pimp-rap Grey. Appropriate that you’d mention Rakim considering he’s responsible for The Jose Fernandez theme song. Batters walk to the box with “their” music playing. Jose needs to bounce to this – when taking the mound EVERY SINGLE INNING:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TN-kDEKxF0

    His last two starts? 15IP – 24Ks – 0.00 ERA and 0.47 Whip. That’s Pete Martinez type shite!

  74. Whatever says:
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    Would you start Chris Tillman in Toronto?

    • EnglishMetsFan says:
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      @Whatever: Yes, why not?

      • Whatever says:
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        @EnglishMetsFan:

        Perhaps because Tillman was crushed at TOR last year.

  75. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Only hit lefties : One Armed Bandits

    Trying to decide who has a better shot at getting saves now that Kelley is worthless to me….Walden or Melancon? Or do I say screw it and snag Koehler in my QS league hoping Broxton/Cishcek and Soria and win me saves.

  76. Paul Wilson says:
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    Hellweg’s angry inch: best UCL tear reference yet! Nice use of portmanteau, too.

  77. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Thank you Chris Carter for hitting a home run and totally mucking up the Jon Singleton watch.

  78. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    OBP league and trying to find room for Brantley….would you lose any of these guys : R Davis (need him for steal light team), Dom Brown or Alex Gordon (really yawnstipating)

  79. Count de Monetball says:
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    Lettuce pray Romine becomes the Caesar of SAGNOF

  80. Baseball Cougar says:
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    Afraid of my SP today. Do I start any of them?

    Gio vs LAA
    Masterson vs. KC
    Tillman vs Tor

    THANK YOU!

    • EnglishMetsFan says:
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      @Baseball Cougar: I am starting Masterson and Tillman, and I don’t own Gio.

  81. booya says:
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    How do you rank Owings, Gennett, Brad Miller and Howie Kendrick for MI options?

    Which 2 would you want of Hector Santiago, Kluber and Koehler?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @booya: Scooter, Howie… Not Kluber

  82. Tulogit says:
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    Hey everyone…who is dropping Salazar? Should I drop him and take a chance of Kluber Lang? Stream that spot?

  83. John says:
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    Just traded Jennings and Mous for Austin Jackson in a really deep league..good trade?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Jennings side

  84. booya says:
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    Would you take Brantley over either Crisp or Ozuna?

  85. Craig says:
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    Who would you sooner have Eovaldi or Skaggs?

  86. Chris says:
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    12 team, H2H points league.

    I have an opening in my rotation. Which one of these four do I employ?

    Tyson Ross
    Alfredo Simon
    Tyler Skaggs
    Drew Smyly

    Thanks, Grey!

    Oh, and by the by – a little kiss-ass time here – I’ve been playing fantasy baseball for 7 years, and I just learned of your blog earlier this month. I’m now obsessed. I check it daily. Awesome stuff. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Skaggs…Thanks!

  87. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Two Q’s:

    1.Drop Gregerson for Fields or Santos? Have Janssen on DL so Santos seems best move.

    2. Picked up Pence on waivers but now my outfield is Jones/Baurista/Bruce/Gordon/Hamilton/Melky/Pence (can start 5 and 1 at utility). Got offered Homer and BJ(upton not fellacio) for Pence and Melky. Thinking about countering with Pence for Homer strait up. Rotation is Bum/Tehran/Gray/Chavez/Cobb and with 7 good Outfielders trading one for a starter seems like the way to go.

    Not feeling very witty today, but I’ll take a stab. Lefty only hitter: blow HOLE (Hits Only Lefties Esse)

    Thanks Grey!

  88. Phoenix Rising says:
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    What’s up Grey? 2 questions…11 team 6×6 roto league..

    First is the MI spot..Currently have Kinsler, Segura and Brad Miller starting..Wire’s top 3 are Escobar, Dietrich and Scooter…Would you drop Miller for Escobar or try to trade for a MI..Have some trade bait as my OF looks like this…Starting 5 Harper, Bruce, Cargo, Blackmon & Myers..Brantley at the DH…Then on the bench – Napoli, Ozuna & Rosario. (Have Mesoraco starting C at the moment)

    Second question, SP…Rotation looks like this.

    Eovaldi, Huchtison, Liriano, Masterson, Mcallister, Porcello, Anibal, Balfour and Romo.
    Bench is Iwakuma & Erlin.

    Koehler and Volquez are out there. Thoughts on who to move?

    Sorry for the long message, thanks for the advice!

  89. Jayrod Ceol says:
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    Hey Grey! Love the articles, love the podcast, also love beer and things that are technically only legal in certain states (..and before you go at it, its not interfamily relationships.. I’m not West Veerginyin I’m Oheeoan!)

    I just pulled a trade off in a points league that is really focused around OPS the way its built

    I gave up-
    Aramis Ramirez
    Matt Kemp

    I get-
    Carlos ‘Stares at Fly Balls’ Gomez
    Neil ‘Hometown Hero’ Walker

    Now I feel I won this trade since my 2B is Brett Lawrie and Kolten Wong and with Mark Ellis back I felt uneasy with Wong and his reliability. Now I have an opportunity to acquire Daniel Murphy (NYM).

    Do you think Daniel Murphy is better than Brett Lawrie in a situation like this? I know you have Murphy ranked 21 overall 2B (76/8/59/.282/12) and Lawrie 19th overall 3B (69/14/74/.268/12)..

    Also do you still feel confident about Kolten Wong to be relevant going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jayrod Ceol: Thanks! Not confident in Wong, Murphy is fine there

  90. BringDaRuckus says:
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    For my streamer tonight do I trust in the SON and go Smyly or Odorizzi?

    Or do I go against SON and go Eovaldi or Tyson Ross? Just looking for my best single option out of those 4.

    Thanks,

  91. Harris says:
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    Are you at all concerned about A.Craig? I have Morneau now, so Craig has moved to the outfield. Im in a 10 team league with no dl. My outfielders are now Cargo,Jocoby,Craig and Kemp. Those last two really concern me. Coco is available. It would feel dirty dropping Kemp or Craig. I am 3-0 but mostly due to favorable matuchups the last two weeks. Any thoughts?

  92. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Yahoo, 12 team, 5×5, roto. My pitching has been a little short staffed with Minor & Cobb on the DL. Would you drop any of these players for H.Kuroda? Thanks.

    C: Gattis
    1B: Pujols
    2B: Bonifacio
    3B: Gyorko
    SS: Castro
    OF: Trout
    OF: Bruce
    OF: Choo
    UT: Brantley
    UT: Rizzo
    BN: Seager
    BN: R.Zimmerman (DL)

    SP: Bailey, Cobb (DL), Minor (DL), Gray, Tillman, Porcello
    RP: Romo, Lindstrom, Veras, Strop, Brothers, N.Jones (DL)

  93. Teddy Heater says:
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    Grey,
    I took sooo much flack for taking Pujols as early as I did in all 5 of my drafts, sweet sweet satisfaction, let’s have a drink for his 500th, “internet cheers”

  94. Phil says:
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    Pick one for me to pick up.
    Joe Kelly (St)
    Salazar
    Or McHugh ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Salazar

  95. Travis says:
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    Guy in my league is after Jed Lowrie and know i’m interested in an OF… He’s got Bautista (he won’t trade), Eaton (not really interested), Marte and Springer…… I know you’re high on Springer going forward–but you like him or Marte more?

  96. bossmanjunior says:
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    Which two do I start?

    Segura v Ross
    Lowrie v Perez
    Hill @ Samardzija

  97. Swfcdan says:
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    What to do with Jerko and Segura, these guys are killing me right now in 2 leagues.

    Look to trade them or dump their asses on the bench and pickup fill-ins for now? The trade market on Segura seems pretty depressed, shocked what little my league”mates” are willing to offer for him.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Swfcdan: You should just cut ‘em

  98. Ben. says:
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    Michael Brantley has been hot! But he’s listed at 265 on the Hitter-tron today. Go with the hitter-tron or ride the hot streak and start him?

    • allen says:
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      @EnglishMetsFan: @Ben.: 0-9 in career vs Vargas…but hey hes hot give him a shot

  99. Charlie says:
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    Grey,

    Edinson Volquez or Jennry Mejia?

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks and thanks for the post below.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  100. Charlie says:
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    Grey,

    Scooter Gennett or Brian Dozier? Trying to find someone to play at 2nd until Gyorko stops acting like a Gyork.

  101. Principal Blackman says:
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    Guys that only hit lefties: Southsayer or radical leftist

    Are any of these guys good replacements for either Wong (2B) or Villar (MI)? I’m inclined to hold on a team that without them is going to be light on SBs, but they are both murdering me. Infante, Jeter, Owings, Semien, LeMahieu, Scooter Gennet, and Aviles are all out there.

    Thanks.

  102. Ben. says:
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    Coco Crisp vs Brandon Phillips?

    • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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      @Ben.: in a cage match I can see Crisp winning on endurance alone

  103. Wake Up says:
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    I can take a phrase that’s rarely heard…flip it…now it’s a daily word…

    !FONGAS

  104. stoopid says:
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    I need SAGNOF pretty badly in a 10 team 5×5 Roto.

    Alcides & Coco Crisp are my only “speed” guys.

    Broxton, Reed, & Street are my RP’s and we have to start 3.

    Got offered Revere & R.Soriano for A.Gordon.

    It will leave my OF looking pretty meh (J.Upton, Brantley, Coco, Denorfia, & Revere). Have a lot of power in my IF & UT though.

    We keep 7 players and Gordon most likely wouldn’t be kept.

  105. Wake Up says:
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    Sale: you can only pitch like a giraffe runs, for so long…

  106. Hi Grey, fellow Razzballers. In a 14-team 5×5 mixed roto league, I’m in contention despite under-performing pitching. My staff is Teheran, Eovaldi, Lirano, and Salazar, with Cobb and Fister on the DL (only one DL slot). I don’t feel good about any of ‘em so far, and with a 1300-inning limit am falling below innings pace and am ranking low on Ws and Ks, and only so-so on WHIP.

    Did you see Salazar says he thinks he’s tipping his pitches?

    Anyway, Salazar seems like the weak link here, though, as you said above, it’s hard to drop him in a deep league. But would I be better off with any of the pitchers below? Or with guys like this as free agents, would I be better off using that spot to stream starters?

    Some of the better FAs available are Skaggs, Roark , Hector Santiago , Mike Leake, Vargas , Hutchison, Thornburg, McAlistair, Quintana , Koehler.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Doesn’t surprise me about Salazar, but I hadn’t seen that… Hold

  107. Jiggy Nits says:
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    Everyones got one… so whats your asshole on AJ Pollock? I have him rotting on my bench in an NL only keeper league for 4$ (FA replacements cost 10$) and I’m wondering if theres value there or if its time to move on.

    • Jiggy Nits says:
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      @Jiggy Nits: If I replace him it would be with a hitter like Cody Asche, Chris Denorfia or a Vulture such as Bastardo, Thayer, Storen or Withrow (who I really like).

  108. Principal Blackman says:
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    Anyone else hesitant to run Masterson out there vs the lefty-heavy Royals today?

  109. Steve D. says:
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    Danny Salazar was just cut. Worth a speculative add if he clears? You have to think he’ll get better.

  110. Will says:
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    Drop gregerson or Jim Henderson for Walden?

    Is Josh fields worth a look again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: Henderson…Sure, Fields

      • Will says:
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        @Grey: who should I drop for Fields?

        Gregerson, Salazar, Ozuna, I could drop Baez, but not sure I could get him back if I do

        This is a 10 team keeper league with a starts limit of 150. So I might not need Salazar even if he turns it around. My other SP’s are

        Cobb (DL), Tehran, Cole, Chavez, Gray

        Thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gregerson

  111. Brett says:
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    Would you cut Miller for A Escobar?

    • @Brett: im in the same boat but i also have rollins to choose from who has been hitting good…i guess at this point anybody will be better then miller..i just hope hes still there if he catches fire

  112. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 (OPS and QS), this week I’m up against the guy who rosters 10+ SPs and still streams, so I have no shot at W, QS or K (even if I stream too, he still has an 8+ start advantage on me). Trying to lock down ratios (SV are a gimme as he punted) and win with offense. Right now I’m at a tidy 1.74 ERA and 0.77 WHIP, but the battle’s tight in both and I need 1 or 2 more starts to hit IP minimum. What are your top 2 starts out of the following, for ratios only?

    Gray v TEX today (SON 11.5)
    Masterson v KC today (8.0)
    Porcello @ MIN Friday (11.6)
    Koehler @ NYM Saturday (-3.4)
    Potential pickups (dropping Koehler or Kluber, 4 moves left this week):
    Smyly v CWS today (15.4)
    Odorizzi v MIN today (13.3)
    Beckett v COL Friday (17.8)
    Milone @ Hou Sunday (9.0)

  113. TR says:
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    Would you drop Sergio Santos for Gennett? I’m a lazy owner who likes to have just the right amount of pitchers so I don’t have to rotate them and Hamels just got healthy so now I have a bench pitcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TR: Hold

  114. Ron says:
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    H2H points league with -1 for strikeouts.

    I give: A-Gon
    I get: Cargo OR Harper OR Bautista.

    Cargo knee tendonitis, Harper lack of maturity/smarts/hustle, Bautista not getting as many “good” pitches all have me slightly concerned.

    1) Would you do this trade?
    2) What order would you rank these OFs ROS?

    Thanks.!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: 1) Take any of them CarGo, Harper

  115. Dingbat says:
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    Apology accepted!

    My offense is so firmly stuck in the crapper, I’m going to need to use the jaws of life to get it out. Somehow, Hosmer, Encarnacion, Cano, Harper, and Heyward aren’t getting it done for me! The only players that have given me anything so far this season are Rosario, Rizzo, Marte, Choo, and Eaton, and two of those guys are now gimpy. I’ve replaced Miller with Simmons, and I picked up Billy Butler after someone else lost patience with him, but I’m going to need a major turnaround if I’m going to climb out of last place.

  116. E says:
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    Pls rank for 9 team roto to sub in for Segura:
    Rollins, Simmons, Escobar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Segura

  117. fielder's fatties says:
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    12 team h2h points league – trade Belt/Altuve for Pujols/Gyorko? Would you offer Rizzo instead of Belt?

  118. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    I love that you love hip hop.

    I picked up a 7″ Paid in Full single on Saturday for Record Store Day. It’s pretty sick.

    Have you listened to Piñata yet? I think it’s the album of the year so far. Schoolboy’s album is really good too though… Lot’s of good hip hop out there right now, it’s awesome.

  119. Wboggs says:
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    Drop villar for alcides? Starting segura. Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  120. Willie Mays Hays says:
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    when do we jump off of the Aaron Hill train? Hill’s a veteran but he’s on a really crappy team and looks really lost at the plate right now.

    Drop Hill for JJ Hardy or Dayan Viciedo? I now have Alcides Escobar at shortstop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  121. Wilsonian says:
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    Little known fact about Dozier… He has the second most HRs among AL 2nd basemen since the start of the 2013. Cano has the most. He could be a decent 20/20 cheap option. I know I’m happy I dumped Miller for him so far.

    • Sherm says:
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      @Wilsonian: This February during a mock draft I was chatting with a guy in the chat window and he said there were a lot of good sleeper options at 2B. Like who? I asked. Brian Dozier, he said. What, are you a Twins fan? I asked. Brian Dozier to me was the last person I’d consider drafting. No, he said, not a Twins fan. But he didn’t elaborate on his reasons for naming Dozier. Couple months later, I got Dozier on a team I auto-drafted after being called out of town on short notice. Turns out the random guy in the chat window was right.

  122. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, My OFs are Stanton / Harper / Myers / B Hamilton / Bruce / C Beltran.
    Am leaning to trade Beltran for MI (Due to Gyorko & Segura are still sleeping…)

    My C Beltran for Zobrist or Hill or Prado? fair or No. Thoughts appreciated.
    5×5 with OBP league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Who in MI do Beltan worthy be traded for? Really need a MI for backup in case…

        • Wilson says:
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          @Grey: Who in MI do Beltan worthy be traded for? If not Zobrist or Hill… Thanks.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Andrus

  123. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, My OFs are Stanton / Harper / Myers / B Hamilton / Bruce / C Beltran.
    Am leaning to trade Beltran for MI (Due to Gyorko & Segura are still sleeping…)

    My C Beltran for Zobrist or Hill or Prado? fair or No. Thoughts appreciated.
    5×5 with OBP league.

  124. Wilsonian says:
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    Lineup question for today, who get the starts:

    IF – Fielder @ Gray
    OF – Trumbo @ Samardzjihad
    UTIL – Rizzo v. Miley
    UTIL – Arenado v. Cain
    BN – Springer @ C.Young
    BN – Pedro v. Simon

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

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: apparently Trumbo isn’t in the lineup, so Springer is in. Now the only question is: do I bench Fielder, Rizzo, or Arenado for Pedro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What you have

  125. pistole pete says:
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    Who would you drop for Pence?

    Viciedo, Loney, Morse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Viciedo

  126. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Apologies in advance…12 team 6×6 (OPS & QS) daily H2H, C Santana has been killing me at C and I’m staring down an 0-3 start. Can’t drop him, but should I clog up a roster spot with another C? J Castro was just dropped (yippee!), and Martin, Zunino and Flowers are also out there. Would require dropping Kluber (my SP6).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro

  127. Drop Miller for Rollins,escobar or scooter?

    • Kluber Blubber says:
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      @Creepy Neighbor: I just dropped Miller for Scooter this morning. I feel better about it already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

  128. Kluber Blubber says:
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    Who would you start this week?

    Kluber vs KC @ CLE or Evoaldi @ ATL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  129. shaggybevo says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Eovaldi, Odorizzi, and Lackey.

    Want 2/3 to start….who though?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Odorizzi

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

    What do you think about Starlin Castro? Worthy target for middle infidel help? Would you trade any of the following guys for him – Cruz, Jennings .. Chavez, Tillman, Perez.

    Miller (or KJ) + low-end SP for Castro is too much, huh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FillyP: Trade Miller and Chavez for him

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        Interesting. You like Perez & Tillman over Chavez? I also have Burnett & Porcello..

        What about Rendon? Do you like him more than Castro? Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do… I’d go Rendon, sure… Coin flip

          • FillyP says:
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            @Grey:

            Last question.. how would you rank ROS – Chavez, Porcello, Burnett. 7×7 QS & IP league. Thanks.

            • FillyP says:
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              @FillyP: Throw Kluber into that mix, too. Chavez, Kluber, Porcello, Burnett ROS 7×7 with QS & IP

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Porcello, Burnett

  131. Wilsonian says:
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    Which side in a bubble:

    A) Fielder, Pedro, Springer
    B) Tulo, Bruce, Frazier (or Melky)

    This bubble does have Fielder in the IF slot and Pedro at UTIL. Tulo would be IF and Bruce would be OF putting Trumbo/Brantley/Arenado for the last OF and last UTIL slot.

  132. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    I have a few questions for you Grey-kim Allah the god Fan-cee. First what the heck do I do with Kyle Seager? Do I wait this out, I have Middlebrooks coming back this weekend so I figure at worst I can play him until Seager hits again.

    Do I hold Salazar in a 12 team mixed with 20 roster spots? He’s freaking killing me!

    Last but not least do I drop Jim Henderson for Segura? Someone dropped him, I have 3 closers and it’s a holds league so relievers have value. I also have two NA spots that are currently filled by Oscar and Noah Syndergaard, and I have Andrew Heaney on my bench. I figure Heaney will be up soon, so I’d like to hold seeing as he has potential and I’m not sure Henderson gets out of the doghouse anytime soon…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Henderson and Salazar, hold Seager and grab Segura

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: If Volquez is available in the league I have Salazar do I drop him and pick up Volquez?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Yeah I hadn’t read your comment yet…..got it

  133. Chris says:
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    Hello Razzball geniuses, I’m in a H2H league, 14 teams HR, SB, R, AVG, RBI. I picked up Morse right after he got hot, only to have him start putting up more doughnuts than a NYC detective, aside from the one freakin homer last week. I also have Rajai Davis and picked up Matt Joyce a la good matchup according to HitterTron. What are your thoughts on dropping any one of them for Corey Dickerson, assuming he gets regular playing time? Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morse

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: MICHAEL MORSE IS CURRENTLY 2-4 WITH TWO LONG BALLS AND 4RBI THROUGH 7 INNINGS!!!! You guys are geniuses, I tell ya! GENIUSES!!!!!!!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s out of the game…

  134. justin says:
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    Got a trade offer that i dont really know what to do with,

    I give Justin upton and Matt Moore
    I get alex Gordon, Gerrit Cole, and Noah Syndergaard

    This is a h2h 16 team 16 keeper league. My team is very good and one of the top contenders. Should i pull the trigger on this deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  135. pistole pete says:
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    Also, Grey, I think you’d be proud of me. Can I call you Dad? Father Grey, I traded a red hot Mesoraco for Kimbrel last night! Can we go out for ice cream?

  136. Pete says:
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    in 5×5 w/OBP do I drop Rajai or Hill to make room for Victorino when he’s activated? I’m power heavy, lighter on speed.

  137. vinodole says:
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    Points keeper league

    Upton (expiring 2014) and Frazier (2015) for Fielder (2014) and Wil Myers (2015)

    What about Upton for Fielder?

  138. splartch says:
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    morning grey! this is a killer write-up today!

    i’ve got great SP depth and OF depth and I’m looking to shore up the infield a bit.

    trying to upgrade
    1b: A-Gon
    2b: Rendon
    3b: Panda (Zimm DL)

    from this bunch:
    OF: Braun, A.Jones, Bautista, Harper

    or this:
    SP: Jo-Fer, Tanaka, Cliff Lee, Ervin Santana, Alex Wood

    I’m in a 6×6 roto with OPS and K/9.

    Any thoughts on where I should try to conjure a deal?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @splartch: Thanks! Harper for Cano?

  139. Nightpandas says:
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    Being a sailor….and a lefty for that matter…I like:

    ‘Hard to Port!’ Or “Port Power”

  140. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    Got offered Adam Jones for my Bautista and Springer. Thoughts?

  141. Leroy says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I was trying to buy Wil Myers with some crappy offer that included Mesoraco. The Myers owner countered asking for Strasburg. Not going to jump on that, but I was thinking of countering with Homer Bailey for Wil Myers. How does that strike you in a 5×5 redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Leroy: I’d want Myers

  142. SMLV1 says:
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    Simmons batting second tonight with no Upton in the lineup. Lets hope he makes a big enough splash to stick!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SMLV1: About time!

  143. I successfully channeled my inner Weiss:

    pic.twitter.com/K8xNyA3dDF

    • Carnac says:
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      Nicely done!

  144. Don Majkowski says:
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    Only hits lefties = Hate Crime

  145. Frank says:
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    Does gennets start to the season earn him a spot on my team in a 16 team league or is he just an add while he’s hot. He would be my bench mi/starter against righties

  146. c0wfunk says:
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    If I were to make an offer for Profar, which of these guys, if any, do you think would be fair?

    Eovaldi, Chavez, Peralta, m. Perez, Skaggs

  147. Pete says:
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    5×5 with QS instead of W. My SP is solid and cruising along but a decent amount ahead of pace on 1500 IP limit. Thinking of sitting Tilman today at TOR. SON says $2.7. Start or Sit?

  148. Lopes says:
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    Gyorko is killing me in a 10 team H2H keeper league weekly lineup, obviously won’t drop him but looking for a replacement.
    Walker or Kendrick are available. have room in lineup to either drop Casey Janssen or Desmond Jennings. Stick with Gyorko or go with walker or kendrick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lopes: Drop Janssen, Walker

  149. LastPlace says:
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    Deep NL Only – OF
    Tabata or Campana?

  150. Phil says:
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    Please tell me your thoughts about Romine from Detriot?

  151. Joe says:
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    I have got Sonny Gray, Michael Pineda, Martin Perez, and Tyson Ross all starting tonight. Gray is fairly obvious of a start. Are you rolling with the other 3? Looked at StreamONator and am undecided still.

    • Joe says:
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      @Joe: I guess I should note, QS instead of W, but I don’t think that really matters for this question. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Start all three, I guess… I don’t know matchups, I’d look at SON

  152. Bartolo's Chin says:
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    1. I know you usually say to check the SON, but what are YOUR thoughts on starting Tillman, Masterson, and Odorizzi today? Why is Tillman so low and Odorizzi so high?

    2. I’m trying to deal Verlander (ERA looks shiny and nice, but that WHIP isn’t looking too hot…. neither is he). I’m looking to get David Price out of the deal. Here’s who I’m willing to deal in addition for him: salvy perez, liriano, kazmir. Would packaging Verlander and one of these two be a fair trade? Do you even like Price?

    Thanks in advance. Per usual, solid post.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bartolo’s Chin: 1. I say look at SON because I don’t know everyone’s matchups off the top of my head… Off top of my head, I’d only start Tillman and Masterson 2. I don’t like Price

      • Bartolo's Chin says:
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        @Grey: I feel ya on the matchups. Thanks for the input. I picked up Odorizzi this morning and even though he’s up against the Twins, he just doesn’t sit right with me.

        I was also just offered Homerun Bailey for Verlander, I think it was foot in the door that he wants to get Verlander. I’m trying to get Cespedes off him, as well. With the same guys I named before who do you think he might bite on in return for Bailey and Cespedes?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No idea what he thinks of those guys, I’d ask him…

  153. Sparky8 says:
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    SouthPounder

  154. Willie Mays Hays says:
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    just offered my Allen Craig and Andrew Cashner for his David Price and $2.

    Which side? Thanks Grey!

  155. c0wfunk says:
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    obsessed with second base today.. For the short term, ie. next week or two, would you rather have
    scooter gennett at 2b + segura at ss
    or
    gyorko at 2b + alcides escobar at ss

    Either segura or gyorko would be benched, I can roster one of either gennett or escobar.

    Thanks again over the internet friend none of my irl friends want to talk about this ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Scooter

  156. Frank says:
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    Hefty lefty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  157. clicker seeker says:
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    20 team league:

    Offered this trade: Prince Fielder for Chris Sale

    top offensive players: Bruan, Goldschmidt, Desmond, Cuddyer, Arenado
    top pitching: Sale, Jose Fernandez, Liriano, Wily Peralta, Peavy, Porcello

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Fielder

  158. John says:
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    Start Ross today expecting solid game not 1run game with 10ks but not 5 runs either?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  159. I went political on my glossary suggestions:

    McCarthys – Guys who swing hard from the right side and love taking out lefties.

    Big GOPpers – Guys on the right side who love mashing anyone on the left side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice… I like Big GOPpers

      • Carnac says:
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        Joe Maddon has no issues going with a Southern Strategy. He lines up his Rush Limballs when he sees a lefty.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe… Crush Limballs?

          • Carnac says:
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            Yeah, that might be it.

  160. Shitty Bill Butler says:
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    I would have certainly moved on from Miller for Dozier had he not been drafted in my league. Can you help with a roster decision in 10 team 5×5 roto:

    C Sal Perez
    1b Hosmer
    2b Pedroia
    3b Longo
    SS Segura
    MI MIller
    CI Abreu
    OF Cepsedes
    OF Heyward
    OF Beltran
    OF Melky
    OF Sin Soo Choo
    Bn: Arenado
    Bn: Aoki

    P Cliff Lee
    P Teheran
    P Wacha
    P Yord-Vent
    P Eovaldi
    P Jesse Chavez
    P Kluber
    P Buccholtz
    P Frieri
    P Hunter
    P Farnsworth

    1. Escobar, Neil Walker, Scooter, Daniel Murphy, Semein for Brad Miller?
    2. Add Jenrry Mejia, AJ Burnett, Harang, Travis Wood, Buerhle, Brothers, Simon or Josh Fields for Buccholtz, or Kluber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Alcides 2. Mejia for Buchholz

  161. Ryan says:
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    Grey,

    Last year I made the mistake of dropping Teheran after his rough start, so I don’t want to make the same mistake with Danny Salazar this year. I could use the bench space so should I give up on Salazar or hold on to him for now? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha, then bench him until he shows something

  162. Frank White says:
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    What’s up Grey.. I’m starting another fantasy league where my draft is Friday night and I was wondering since the season started already should I draft mostly on how good players are doing at the time?? Meaning pitchers like Julio Terharan probly can’t wait till later now right..? I’d have to move the late drafted players that are killing it to the earlier rounds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, move up players who are doing well

  163. Frank White says:
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    Oh also do you have links to your guys top 100 for batters and pitchers for present time??

  164. nomnomnom says:
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    does giving g.polanco and peralta for simmons make up for overpaying for Choo with Werth and Cishek?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really

  165. Shake N Bacon says:
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    In a roto league where we have a 1250 IP max, would you start all three of these guys today?

    Masterson vs. KC ($8.0 start per stream-o-nator)
    Gray vs. Texas ($11.5)
    Perez @ Oakland (-$3.1)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Masterson is my biggest worry

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Grey: Me too. His last outing was ok, but he was still all over the place with his command. KC doesn’t have a ton of lefties in their lineup, but Aoki, Hosmer and Gordon can do enough damage to scare me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  166. Mike says:
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    Best pickup out of Revere, Alcides and Rajai Davis. Mainly looking for stls

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai

  167. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    I have a Brad Miller problem, I own him every where but he is just a mess. Do I drop him and pickup Villar? Do I drop Eric Young Jr. (my bench hitter) for Villar, do I hold with what I got….?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller for Villar

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: In another league I have options of Villar, Escobar, and Hardy?

  168. Well hello, mr fancy pants (boomstick edition) says:
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    Grey, 10-team H2H cat Keeper (9 Hit stats, 8 Pitch stats)
    My low end pitchers are: R.A.Dickey, Ian Kennedy, Nathan Eovaldi, Marco Estrada
    As this is a keeper, would you see me adding any of the following waiver pitchers, and if so, who do I swap them from (from the above list)
    Waiver: Jenry Mejia, Wily Peralta, Alfredo Simon, Jason Hammel
    thanks buddy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Eovaldi and Estrada, go with Mejia and Wily

  169. LanceB says:
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    Which do you like better going forward Gyroko or Calhoun?

    Straight up trade, roto 5×5

    Position scarcity isn’t a concern for me

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kole Calhoun who is out for two months?

      • LanceB says:
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        @Grey: yes that calhoun. You would take gyroko?

  170. E says:
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    Which side for roto 5×5:

    Tulo, Chapman

    Segura, Verlander, Farnsworth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo

  171. Paz says:
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    Sad Miller is back to batting second today.

    Could this be the start of something special????

    Probably not. But I’m not giving up yet…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowercase yay

  172. My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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    13 team redraft roto 5v5-
    Try to deal Salazar for a Peralta or Skaggs maybe?
    Drop and stream? Or hold and hopefully after sitting him for a couple starts he figures it out?
    Thanks!

    For a 10 team league I’d drop but wondering if my decision should be different in a 13 teamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can bench him if you have room…

  173. Flunkie says:
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    My Gagne for his Pedro… close?

  174. Ron says:
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    Harper or J-Up ROS in H2H points?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  175. Abdoozy says:
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    I’m starting to cut bait on Aaron Hill. Look at his numbers.. Hill is swinging at everything this year, and missing. His K rate is double his career average, his BB rate is way down. He’s lost his patience. His contact rate is way down. Don’t know what happened in the off season, other than getting a big contract extension which I’m sure has nothing to do with his desire to hit a home run every time he comes up, no siree.
    Even if he does change his plate discipline it’s not as if he’s going to have ample opportunities for RBI, and there doesn’t seem to be anyone behind him to knock him in if he does get on base.
    His only saving grace at this point might be that 2B is such a FBB production black hole that a .225 average combined with the power of hope might keep him on fantasy rosters. But I played that game with Ricky Weeks way too long.
    The fact that I’ve been shopping him in my leagues for two weeks and can’t even get a 2nd tier closer for him says something.

  176. Pete says:
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    Who’s a good SP to try and dangle for Cano? Price? Anibal? Or do I need to offer more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try it

  177. Ron says:
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    Justin Upton is a K machine!!!

    In a H2H points league with -1 for K’s who you rather have – J-Up or Werth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  178. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    I’ve gotten mixed responses about a Salazar and Springer for Cain deal. Having a very hard time making up my mind.

    Words of encouragement/discouragement?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Cain

  179. Abdoozy says:
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    I like that my iPad wants to change Aaron Harang into Aaron Harangue.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  180. Booty says:
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    Harang… Superstar!

  181. Hondo says:
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    “Guys that only hit lefties.”

    Ambidickus

    • Hondo says:
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      @Hondo: I guess ambidicksus is more grammatically correct.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  182. Smalls Killer says:
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    A lefty power guy only? How about WHIP-lashed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t get it

  183. Scarecrow Greinke says:
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    Good morning, Grey! (LA time)

    Picked up Dee right before the start of the season when I saw he could be playing every day. He’s now my hero.

    So far I’ve traded Bryce Harper, Matt Holiday, and Jordan Zimmerman for Mike Trout, Yoenis Cespedes and Matt Cain. Traded Cain and Starlin Castro for Zack Greinke. And now just traded Teheran for Justin Upton. Also vultured McCann and Aaron Hill from waivers. My team is appropriately named Wolf of Ball Street.

    C Brian McCann
    1B Paul Goldschmidt
    2B Aaron Hill
    3B Josh Donaldson
    SS Dee Gordon
    OF Mike Trout
    OF Yasiel Puig
    OF Justin Upton
    UT Yoenis Cespedes
    UT David Ortiz
    BN Todd Frazier
    BN Jedd Gyorko
    BN Eric Young Jr.

    SP Zack Greinke
    SP Francisco Liriano
    SP Sonny Gray
    SP Yordano Ventura
    SP Martin Perez
    RP Joaquin Benoit
    RP Luke Gregorson
    RP David Carpenter
    BN Taijuan Walker (DL)
    DL Mat Latos :(

    12 Team, Total Bases, OBP (instead of AVG), K/9, Saves + Holds (So I skipped closers in the draft)

    I need to wait till Monday to make any moves (weekly acquisition limit), I need to invest in some streamers and see if they turn into reliable starters because my pitching is decimated (the league values offense more though).

    I’m dropping Taijuan Walker, hopefully for Justin Masterson and I’m gonna drop EYJ for another pitcher since Dee, Trout, and Upton should give me enough steals. I guess I have 2 questions:

    1. Now that I have Aaron Hill, can I drop Gyorko for pitching?
    2. Which pitchers should I pick up if I’m dropping Gyorko and EYJ?

    On the wire: Alfredo Simon, Wade Miley, James Paxton, Jason Vargas, Zach McCallister, Jenrry Meija, Jason Hammel, Tom Koehler, Dallas Keuchel, Edinson Volquez (He’s still there but my buddy will probably pick up the Volq)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! 1. Eh 2. Volquez

  184. booya says:
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    Simmons or Owings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons

  185. anthony says:
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    Grey, am I crazy not to take E5, VMart, and Singleton (HOU) for my Votto in a really deep keeper league? I’ve never been a fan of E5, but I need some of your awesome advice. Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  186. Bi-Felicia says:
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    Hey Grey, I just checked out the standings and checked your stats for RCL#1 Look up my squad, then check my stats. Prepare to be mindblown. Our stats are nearly identical, we also have a lot of the same players. Brooklyn 99 is my team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brooklyn 99 for life!

  187. MattTruss223 says:
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    Per our conversation about Victorino the other day:

    Sawx optioned Daniel Nava to AAA today. Victorino’s playing time appears safe while healthy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha, while healthy

  188. fuzzyD says:
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    Great write up, as usual….i’m in need of steals with Reyes getting older and Wong as my MI (will he come around?). It’s an OBP league…would my Rosario for his Dee Gordon make sense? Think Dee will keep it up? thanks

    • fuzzyD says:
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      @fuzzyD:
      Oh yea…how bout “SouthFlaws”…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @fuzzyD:

        southflaws is good .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I don’t like the trade

  189. gareth says:
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    I just want the Aaron harang dominance to end. The Indians cut him at the end of spring training to go with Carlos carrapsco as their 5th starter (primarily because he was out of options). Every fantastic harang start is like a knife to the heart as the Indians pitching has been borderline atrocious so far.

    Where are you regression fairies???

    Oh and while youre at it mark buerle needs a visit too.

  190. royce! says:
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    I think Harang lives right by me–he grew up near here and had a house up the hill while pitching for the Padres–so I want to wish him nothing but the best, but holy shizz a hard rain’s gonna fall when his luck runs out. Dude’s got a bottom 20 xFIP. He hasn’t given up a HR yet, even though he has a 54.2% FB rate (second only to Weaver).

    Anyhow, how about a Southpole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re stalking Harang? I like Big GOPpers better…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Ha! If I am, I must be the least effective stalker ever…when he returned to SD after signing with the Padres, I read that he moved to my ‘hood, so I just figured I’d run into him at the store…he’d be pretty hard to miss. Still haven’t seen him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe he’s stalking you so staying out of your eye line…

    • Carnac says:
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      Yeah, I think Harang’s xFIP is practically what it was last year when he had an ERA of like 5.00. If I were you I’d stay inside until he falls back to earth. Especially if you live downhill from him.

      • royce! says:
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        @Carnac: Don’t worry- it’s baseball season, so I’m always inside.

  191. Creepy Neighbor says:
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    Drop bonifacio for scooter? H2h points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • Creepy Neighbor says:
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        @Grey: howie kendrick is also on the wire

  192. E says:
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    Trumbo or Morneau for pts leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

  193. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, how do yo rank chavez, peralta and eovaldi ROS?

    also, who do you prefer as the better pick up between porcello and bauer?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, Chavez…Porcello

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: thanks. worth dropping peralta for porcello or hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  194. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    Volquez, Koehler or Hammell ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Volquez

  195. Chris says:
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    Good in got Pujols on the cheap! You are psychic or howeve speel that.

    Trade question, I have good hitting need pitching I was offered the following.

    I give Rizzo and Lincecum

    I get Lester and Konerko

    Konerko is a throw in because it has to be 2-2 guessing I’ll drop him one day!

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  196. Mattitude says:
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    Hey Grey, great anecdotes as always. Brantley is still available in my league (12 team Roto, Standard Cats, start 3 OF). I drafted J. Upton, Heyward, and Victorino to start. I was starting Khris Davis in Victorino’s absence and also picked up Ozuna last week to help with Davis struggling. Do I drop either of these guys for Brantley or look to discard someone else on my roster or just sit tight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Victorino

  197. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Guys who only hit lefties.

    Shin-soo Who?
    or
    Llamas – loves lefties as much as sex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t get llamas, but it made me laugh…

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: L.L.A.M.A.S. It’s an acronym. loves lefties as much as sex

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: That dude Olt is a total LLAMA.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… I like it, not sure if Rudy will…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Winner, winner, chicken dinner… Rudy likes it, and it’s my favorite…

          • Chicken Dinner says:
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            @Grey: Nice! Funny, I don’t know if you read the post last year, think it was on Sky’s page, about why I chose the name Chicken Dinner when I joined. I had two teams and I was planning on winning them both. With this sites help, Winner Winner! A belated thank your wat gentlemen.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, no problem

  198. Scott says:
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    Eovaldi, Perez, or Lincecum ranked ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  199. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    1) I weep for Erasmo.

    2) Maybe the White Sox should revisit the Dayan-to-3B idea.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed and yup

  200. Brendan says:
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    Drop Clay Buchholz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Brendan:

      yes . do it .
      i’ll pick him up .

  201. Greyismyhero says:
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    Would you drop Henderson for Volquez? My relievers are Santos, Rodriguez and Street…I’m cuffing Henderson & Rod right now…thing is If I drop Henderson, he will be scooped up, H2H LG…Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup… Smoke it!

  202. John says:
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    Screw this guy Harang, how much is his 89 mph FB moving….must be a ton. Says an Eovaldi owner who didnt care to pick up Harang and Im fine with that but still gonna suck until he falters.

  203. Shitty Bill Butler says:
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    Harangutan or Mejia?
    Also, how many starters and closers do you typically like to have?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mejia… 7 and 3, depends on league

  204. gareth says:
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    I’ve used SON many times but this is my inaugural attempt at robotics on razzball. My first ever batty call on razzball! I’ve decided to go with platoony tune hitter-tron favorite matt joyce against Mike pelfrey. Hitter-tron has joyce at a robust $20.3.

    Wish me luck!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good luck!

  205. gareth says:
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    6 innings pitched with one earned run and 11 strikeouts. Ugh.

    Who does he think he is, jose harangdez?

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @gareth: yeah no joke, and some odd reason all my opponents this week have him on their stinking teams! what a joke!

      • gareth says:
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        @Greyismyhero: same. One guy in my league streamed him, dropped him then streamed him again. Thats 13 innings. 1 earned run, 1 win and 16 strikeouts.

        Im still waiting for the harangover.

  206. FLOW says:
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    In a deep league with IP as a category and very limited roster moves …..need a replacement SP for Wandy ……

    Who should I pick up out of J Hammel, T CHatwood , F Morales or J Danks ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel

  207. vinodole says:
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    Guy really wants Justin Upton from me. He has Beltre and Fielder.

    I do Upton for either of them straight up, right? Ask for Beltre first?

    Thanks Your Sexiness

  208. Andrew says:
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    You trust Masterson at home vs Royals today or he a Sit in a 12 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust him, but I’d start him

  209. Duke says:
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    Had a hasty manager drop Hosmer the other day. Use my waiver on him or hold for the next screw up? I’ve got Pujols, Abreu, and Rizzo so someone would sit everyday if I i do. 5 x 5 h2h with OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pick him up

  210. Andrew says:
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    SON loves Odorizzi tonight at home vs. Twins. Great matchup but is he worth a stream in a 12 teamer or stay away (need ERA)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with him

  211. Alan says:
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    Okay to trade J Up for D Wright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  212. Andrew says:
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    Last one: Simon at Pittsburgh today. Does he keep rolling or stay away from this stream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  213. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Grey,

    You will be saddened to hear that El Burrito Grande has been sent back to the Mexican League.

    Yes, that is exactly as crappy as it sounds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s in the post today, so are you…

  214. Hola Grey –

    Awesome write up per usual. I also wanna karate kick Salazar, preferably in the tummy.

    Settings – 14 team redraft, 6×6 (ops/holds). Weekly H2H. 30 man rosters.
    Positions – 14 bats, 12 arms (4 SP, 2 RP + 6P), 4 bench spots.

    Questions:
    1 – WONG is definitely not looking right and playing time starting to suffer as a result. I usually exercise about 100-150 ABs worth of patience before doing anything, but given my early injuries to Avisail Garcia (dropped) and Kole Calhoun (DL), I’ve gotta get some production out of UTIL until Kalhoun is back in mix. Shallow benches don’t help matters either, so it’s either shit or get off the pot on my roster cause I don’t keep offensive bench dudes . Position isn’t as important, so drop WONG for any of the following FA turkeys: Mike Moustakas, Yonder Alonso, Cody Asche, Mike Olt, Conor Gillaspie, Juan Lagares, Mike Choice, Grady Sizemore?

    2- This is more of a Smokey question, but please choose your top 3 FA guys in a 6×6 (HOLDS) league from this bunch: Santiago Casilla, Carlos Torres, Dale Thayer, Nick Vincent, Chris Withrow, Dellin Betances

    Grassy-Ass.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Moose 2. Torres, Casilla, Betances

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  215. L-Boogie says:
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    J-Up K-watch update:

    76 ABs, 31 Ks.

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @L-Boogie: This just in…

      77 ABs, 32 Ks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  216. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Is Pineda or Fernandez on innings limit…ive heard they both are and as recently as today they said fernandez was…should i try and trade high right now if thats the case?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  217. bossmanjunior says:
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    During the upcoming razzball road trip, I think we should make JayWrong get a number per city in an attempt to help him find love. If he fails, he has to post his OKCupid profile :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @bossmanjunior: It’s already been revealed in the podcast post… took a day. Thought it would be harder to find too…

  218. Boss says:
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    I’m juggling Asdrubal Cabrera, Jonathan Villar, and Brad Miller for my two MI spots. Should I drop any of them for Alcides Escobar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  219. Josh says:
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    Making a necessary add, who would you rather drop in a standard 10-teamer in order to do so: JJ Hardy or Martin Prado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hardy

  220. AndrewM says:
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    Do I start Martin Perez against Oakland today at 3:00PM or keep him on the bench?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  221. Andre says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I got two guys coming off the DL and need to drop two guys from my lineup. 10 team H2H keeper league….H, Avg, Hr, Rbi, steals, runs// w, Sv, K, era, whip, qs. My league has two divisions and my division has stacked pitching, so I’m thinking of keeping as much of it as possible. So far I’m in first and 3rd overall….Where do I cut and keep my edge?

    C. Posey
    1b. Craig
    2b. Rendon
    Ss. Segura
    3b. Arenado
    Inf. Hosmer
    Of. Cutch, Braun, Heyward
    Utl. Pagan, D. Gordon

    Bench. Castellanos, Boegarts.

    Sp. Fernandez, Gallardo, Ryu, Kazmir, Santana, Peralta, Archer, Ventura
    Rp. Nathan, Soriano, Papelbon

    DL. Robertson, Iwakuma

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose your bench bats

  222. Got Machado and Zimmerman coming back soon so I slid Rendon to 3rd base, but now got Uggla playing everyday at MI, not liking it much. Is Scooter a better pick up for the next few weeks? OPS is an extra offensive category.

    Other option could be Semien or Callapso.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Scooter

  223. Jacks says:
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    The 12 year old now has a 17 game hitting streak! Kind of an empty average, but he’ll grow into it! Redmon recently said he envisions Yelich as a 3-hole hitter … when he reaches puberty and gets his first girlfriend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  224. costaricanchata says:
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    for those unaware that gattis was not starting today ,
    your ignorance has paid off .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  225. Cmoney says:
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    Grey

    is Desmond and Alex Wood a fair trade for my Agon

    11 teams I have Rizzo at utility

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  226. Willie Mays Hays says:
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    dropped Dellin Betances (why do I own him? I wanted some K/9 help for a few days.. stupid I know..) for Dayan Viciedo.

    I did some research and watched some video. Viciedo could break out this year. Increased walk rate and he’s hitting to the opposite field. Batting 5th for a potent lineup in a bandbox of a ballpark. He’s 25 now and he could really make a fantasy impact.

    He just went 4 for 4 with a walk against Verlander.. His confidence is really high right now. I’m buying him for all of my teams.

    Just thought I’d mentioned it for your consideration. Thanks as always Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool, thanks!

  227. Dave says:
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    In an OBP league and was offered Rizzo/Wacha for Choo/Hawkins. Which side do you like better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha side

  228. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    earlier , in this thread ,
    you praised a guy for trading away kimbrel
    and getting mesoraco in return .
    that was sarcasm , right ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think it’s the opposite, Mesoraco for Kimbrel

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        mea culpa .

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        in a funk today .
        that rat-cheating-bastard ryan braun
        ended my 21 game hit streak , last night .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn!

  229. wOBA the Hutt says:
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    People who only hit Left Handed pitching. South Pounders? Lefsmashers? Matt Diaz? Meh, I don’t like any of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, not great

  230. vinodole says:
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    WHY DIDN’T YOU RESPOND TO MY PREVIOUS POST!?!? I READ ALL OF YOUR BLOG ENTRIES, I DREAM ABOUT YOUR MUSTACHE RUBBING SOFTLY AGAINST MY ABDOMEN, AND I LIKE YOU SO MUCH, AND YOU DON’T EVEN CARE ABOUT ME! OMG!!!

    Ahem… *wipes away tears with handkerchief bearing resemblance to Grey’s Razzball picture*… Should I trade JUpton for Heyward and T Rosenthal? Ask for more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA… Hold Upton

      • vinodole says:
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        @Grey: Keeper league, he throws in Polanco, I still hold Upton or go for it? Polanco would be only Keeper eligible guy in deal…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

          • vinodole says:
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            @Grey: Thanks! Missed you on the podcast this week. Jay didn’t feel right… he felt… nevermind. Be back next week?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I should be, yeah

  231. Pager24 says:
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    alright I’ll throw out a few suggestions for Guys who only hit lefties

    “sly-mancini” – mancini is itailian for left and sly to honor everyone’s favorite hero Sylvester Stallone

    “Nonbidextrous”

    “Port Siders” – Port means left when sailing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Sly Mancini… Will see what Rudy says…

  232. Jay says:
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    is moving matt cain for chris sale advised at this stage?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  233. Pager24 says:
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    do you like bedard tomorrow vs. MIN? SON seems to think start (12.0)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s all right for a stream…

  234. Hondo says:
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    “left aloner”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better…

  235. Nightpandas says:
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    Sturdy Southie

    Potent Paw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  236. bossmanjunior says:
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    “Esoteric Zoolander”

    A select few who can turn on lefties

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Funny, but I don’t get it…

  237. nick the dick says:
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    Its a glorious day when grey is quoting my favorite rapper of all time! These young bucs just don’t know about G-O-D, the god MC. What I do know it JoFer gets rougher as the season goes on. Grey I knew you got soul! Anyhoo, you buying into what simon and hammel or doing? Sell high time? How bout the damn harangatan? Goes against my eovaldi in both my leagues and has the nerve to spoil nates win and have 11ks at that how dare he. Also we stashing polanco in a 12 teamer if we have room?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stash Polanco, go with Hammel, forget Simon…

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: thanks g

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Word

  238. Hondo says:
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    The Cubs scored a run for Shark!

  239. Left Eye: Don’t go chasing breaking balls . . . or driving in Honduras

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • @OneI’dWilly: I suppose that’s a little long for a glossary entry. Well it could be LEDGCBBODIH for short which happens to be an anagram for Child Bed Glob . . . uh oh this is getting less TLC and more R. Kelly . . .

  240. gareth says:
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    Why did I start matt cain in Colorado? WHHYYY!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why?

  241. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    public opinion solicited .
    i want huston street .
    i’ll give : jesse chavez and tyler LYONS .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        for this trading partner ,
        i need it to be better than fine (for him) .
        would chavez and skaggs be more appealing ?
        who would want a guy named LYONS , anyway ???
        (am willing to assume the future dl stint that accompanies street)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It would be more appealing…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: It’s a month into the season and Street is my only decent closer.

            Now, if the pitcher was called LYON…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  242. The Thumb says:
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    Anyone else think Sonny Gray is just waiting to get totally lit up? It seems like every time I watch one of his starts he has 2 guys on and 3-1 count on the batter.

  243. The Dude says:
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    Batty call of the day: Michael Morse!

    • The Thumb says:
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      @The Dude: Of course I drop him this morning because he’s been so god awful for the past week.

      • The Dude says:
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        @The Thumb: I credit Hitter-Tron, that and the crisp thin air of Colorado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  244. Fungazi says:
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    Garza dropped in a 12 Teamer. Toss him a life jacket or let him drown?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Toss

  245. AJ says:
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    Trade my Altuve for his K-Rod?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  246. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    I had benched Arenado for Morse the past two nights and lost two HRs while Morse didn’t do a thing. Almost made the switch today but something told me Morse isn’t this bad and there’s no way Arenado hits 3HRs in a row. Glad I held. Basically break even between the two, but I’d be on suicide watch if Morse was on my bench today.

  247. Dkohn says:
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    Any reason to still be rostering Carlos Martinez?

    What’s the Cardinals problem? They don’t love sexy upside pitchers like we do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Only for MR ratio help

  248. MB says:
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    Think Frazier could have a donaldson esque breakout? Look at his HR per FB and FBs hit, he could reach 30?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What sample size are you using? 40 ABs?

      • MB says:
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        @Grey: Forget the #s, how about just the same surprising breakout

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s not that kind of hitter, but anything can happen…

  249. steve says:
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    Grey –
    10 team; h2h; 6×6 (includes quality starts); 31 person rosters so there’s not much SP depth in the FA pool (e.g., Hutchison, Simon, Richards, Colon, Gibson, Volquez, Beckett, Erlin, Bradley)

    Trade Jesse Chavez for Danny Salazar? Is this a buy low or am I being foolish?

    Thanks –
    Steve

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • steve says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  250. SpecialFNK says:
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    is Jayson Werth a good option to get for James Shields? too much? not enough?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  251. steve says:
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    Unrelated question for a separate team (i.e., a different fantasy squad)

    5×5, 10 team, h2h

    Hosmer just hit the WW; would you drop Rizzo for him? I have Goldy at 1B and Pujols at UTIL so hosmer wouldn’t be in my starting lineup.

    I could try and trade Rizzo but i don’t think there would be tremendous interest as the FA pool is deep.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • steve says:
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        @Grey: cool. thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  252. AJ says:
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    Safe to drop Salazar in a fairly deep 12 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  253. Ron says:
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    Dozier, Walker or Scoot at 2B ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  254. Chris says:
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    Someone actually dropped Pence in my league. I want to drop a waiver on him but would have to let either B. Hamilton or J. Reyes go. I know it sounds crazy to drop one of those guys but I have a stacked OF, Tulo at SS and can’t get either Hamilton or Reyes traded in this league. Who should I let go? Is Hamilton turning a corner because SB’s are 2.5 pts in this league.

    H2H Points league.

    • steve says:
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      @Chris:

      I saw this somewhere (maybe in the rotoworld fantasy baseball forums, or possibly here).

      The poster compared Billy Hamilton to a young Vince Coleman (see his first 2 years)…

      http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/colemvi01.shtml

      In short, he will kill your AVE and OPS but could win SBs for you by himself. What I took from it was that he doesn’t need to get on base often to steal 100 bags. I’m guessing that Rudy or Grey have already discussed this here at Razzball too.

      • Chris says:
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        @steve: Good comparison. Amazing Coleman stole 107 with a .301 OBP in year two. I actually drafted Hamilton hoping for Vince Coleman. So far all I’ve got is Gary Coleman. Don’t want to give up on Vince quite yet though.

        What say you Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton

  255. ashtray says:
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    Sonny Gray’s Whip is telling me his ERA is due for some adjustment. Sell or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What are you selling him for?

  256. Al koholic says:
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    after strops terrible outing,should i own Rondon or Gregorson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon

  257. LaterTater says:
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    Hey Grey, great work as always.

    my Q’s:

    different formats, different leagues but all non keepers so please answer these in a vacuum

    1) traded bench bat springer (got night called up from fa wire) for mike urethra minor, good?

    2) picked up granderson as fa, got room for him, do i hold or you think he is having a bj upton type year with massive k’s

    3) use a #3 waiver wire claim to get j heyward, dont need him but he could be a trade chip later

    thanks for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Sure 2) Yup 3) Yes

  258. SteveNZ says:
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    Marte/Gyorko/Hawkins or Kinsler/Axford?

    I’d be getting Marte. Already have Stanton/CarGo/Bruce/Coco/Choo filling the OF and Util spots…

    9 teams, OBP and AVG…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte side

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Hmmmm. Maybe it’s because it’s Al on the other side that I’m shifty on it (emoticon)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Elsewhere, in the FCL I drafted 3 starters, with the intention of streaming.

            Just grabbed Eovaldi off the wire (and started him today). He can hold his own as a 4th starter, right? Bum/Tanaka/Masterson are the other three…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, he should be owned

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Cool, thanks. And a shout-out to JFOH for dropping him.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  259. Sad Keanu says:
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    Good thing I ignored SON today and started Perez today… phew

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  260. SteveNZ says:
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    Didn’t really want to see Johnson here…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Noooooooooooooo. Double play, please.

  261. DomMattingly says:
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    Someone just dropped Prado in my league. Should I try get him off of waivers at the cost of Scooter G, or hold ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  262. Hondo says:
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    Drop Springer or Eaton for Brantley?

    Stuck in Zimm-Fielder-Miggy-Segura-Gyorko Hell and need some offense yesterday.

    4 OF,2 UTIL,4 BN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  263. Di Ro says:
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    I wish I had Fernnadez in at least one of my 3 leagues….

    If you were offered Myers for my Puig who would you rather have? He was also willing to trade pitchers I would give him Peavy and get his Lee. This is a keepr league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy for Cliff Lee? I’d do that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and Myers and Puig is even, no reason to do that trade

  264. pager24 says:
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    would you drop Walden for Rondon as a spec save add?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  265. Beardcrabs says:
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    who wins this trade, 10 h2h keeper…

    fielder, desmond or rizzo, cespedes, shelby miller…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder

  266. henncoop says:
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    Wheeler worth a grab for his next start vs Mia if I need to drop Kluber or Mujica? Per SON he is a $14.1 value.

    I can not fully trust Kluber at this point even though SON mildly OKs his start @ KC @ $5.6 but I hate to drop him prematurely
    Mujica may not be relevant as a decent MR …much less a potential closer.

    What does Grey say?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Wheeler, lose Mujica

    • henncoop says:
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      @henncoop: Skaggs just dropped as well on waivers …drop Wheeler after his start for Skaggs if I get him? ..or
      Just drop Mujica & Kluber for Skaggs & Wheeler?
      (hope this is not confusing …apologies)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, I’m effed

  267. Dave says:
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    Just cut Pagan and kept rajai and yelich since pagan is hurt (OPS + AVG league) good move? Or get him back?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  268. 5×5 roto 14 team
    my Pitching has been good (once again) but my hitting (once again) is lacking.

    Just lost Trumbo, being offered Rizzo for A.Wood.

    Wood staying at $12 and Rizzo jumping to $22 next year.

    Worth it? I am not that into it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Rizzo

  269. Aero says:
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    Beltran & Abreu for Trout?

    Thanks for the Perez call yesterday. Complete game shutout in the books. I’ll take the 3 k’s for the ratio help this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout side…. No problem

  270. There is Lint on Greys Beard says:
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    Grey…

    anyone that hits lefties well should be called a “Tawny Kitaen” in honor of her great proficiency in hitting lefty, Chuck Finley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA… That’s solid, but I committed to llamas

  271. Hoosier Daddy says:
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    I have been offered CarGo for Teheran + Elvis

    I want to jump on it, but I am limited to 20 more moves this season and I’d be left with a staff of
    Homer
    Tanaka
    Pineda
    Kuroda (3 yankees?!?!?)
    Eovaldi
    D Salazar (I’ll have to dump him soon also?!?!?!)
    Kenley
    KRod
    DL : Billingsly and D Holland

    Can my Staff survive the downgrade? If so, who are the top two to grab among: Wily, Volquez, Mejia, Bauer, Jason Hamel, Ogando, Mauer, Hutchinson? I’d be able to replace the poorest performers with Billlingsly or D Holland when they return without it counting against my 20 moves…..

    • Hoosier Daddy says:
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      @Hoosier Daddy: Sorry – 12 team 5×5 roro

    • Hoosier Daddy says:
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      @Hoosier Daddy: Sorry – 12 team 5×5 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take CarGo

  272. BigDeal says:
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    I finally decided to cut ties with Kyle Seager today for the hot Trevor Plouffe. Then he hits 2 homers, 5 RBIs. Ouch! I know you don’t like Seager or Plouffe, but my options are limited.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Seager

  273. Mr. Glass says:
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    Would you drop kris davis for either middlebrooks or seager i already have prado and santana at third

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  274. C.O.C. says:
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    Yo Grey, in the middle of working a trade that as a secondary part would net me either Ventura or Perez. Perez goes out and throws another complete game shutout today, perhaps driving his value up if nowhere else but in his owners mind. I guess I’m asking ros, if one were dropped in your lap, who would you rather own? Ventura’s k-rate is far better, but as much as I don’t like chasing wins, in this league w’s have a more significant amount of weight. It also makes me wonder if Perez has blown his wad or can he keep this up. I’m also not sure about an innings cap on either? I got ?’s y’all!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  275. Shake N Bacon says:
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    12-team roto keeper league

    What side do you like better? I’m thinking it’s not that close, but maybe I’m wrong.
    SS, Ian Desmond
    OF, Choo
    SP, Masterson

    or
    SS, Segura
    OF, Ozuna
    SP, Eovaldi

    Obviously by your start of season rankings, the top trio is way better. I’m thinking that’s still the case, even if Choo misses a week with his ankle and Masterson has started off sluggish.

    I need steals, but probably not this badly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Grey: Thank ya! Damn you’ve been a question answering fool today. Well you are most days but this is up to almost 800 comments. Get this man a beer!

  276. Aero says:
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    Lefties only… I got nothing, but it made me think of the Simpson’s episode where Flanders opens up the Leftorium, a store for all left handed things.

    http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Leftorium

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I went with llamas

  277. There is Lint on Greys Beard says:
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    Grey-
    Votto or Pujols ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Has anything changed from preseason?

  278. Principal Blackman says:
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    Kyle Seager with the double dongs! He still has quite a bit of a ways to go until my confidence is fully restored, but this is also exactly why I stuck with him through all of this. Hopefully he is not pulling a Brad Miller on me (who incidentally, I am also still sticking with in spite of his suddenly Josh Hamilton-esque plate discipline).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  279. jim says:
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    i just picked up niese in a really deep league where we start 6 SP every week. any thoughts on whether he will be worth anything if he can stay healthy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  280. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Grey,
    Do we give Trevor Bauer another chance?
    Stash or no stash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stash

  281. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    GREAT news…Trumbo with a stress fracture in his foot….he’ll be lucky to be back in 8 weeks…has to hope it heals in a walking boot.

    This season freaking cursed. Not only have I already lost 6 guys to the DL…Beltre, Darvish, Trumbo, Cuddyer, Fister and Parnell but also delicately managed to have drafted all but Parnell with ny 1st 5 picks in my deep keeper league. Is it Septembet or werk 3? What the F&#$ is going on this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  282. los locos says:
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    someone just dropped Addison reed, he worth a pickup since I have one closer?

    need to drop a guy, who?

    chavez
    hutchinson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch

  283. SteveNZ says:
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    Good news, everyone. Ryan Zimmerman has started running in a pool.

    • Ron says:
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      @SteveNZ: This will be great news when games are finally played underwater!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA!

      • Hondo says:
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        @Ron: Aquacam Slo-Mo brought to you by…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • royce! says:
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      @SteveNZ: Hahaha I saw that too…”Zimmerman (thumb) can’t grip yet, but has begun running in the pool, the Washington Post’s James Wagner reports.” Maybe he can pinch run…but only in Oakland when the place floods again.

  284. Ron says:
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    Was just offered Cargo(knee) and Harper for my AGon and J-Up.

    Take it or Leave it?

    • Shake N Bacon says:
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      @Ron: Take it and run…now! Two top ten guys (preseason ranks) for a streaky upton and an old Agon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo side

  285. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Looks like Big GOPpers is gonna beat out my Southpops. Frickin’ Rudy. Oh well, one day I’ll win a No-Prize.

    1) Looks like Chapman is coming back in a couple of weeks. In a 10 team league with limited moves so ROS, drop Broxton for Walden, Allen, Webb or Jim Johnson?

    2) In an unlimited moves, 10 team league where I need W’s, I’ve got Minor coming back, and I’m itching to pick up Martin Perez.

    My possible droppables are Chavez, Yordano, Wheeler, Tillman, Pineda, Frieri.

    Please advise and thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I went with llamas… 1) Johnson 2) Wheeler

  286. Battle of the Sleepers says:
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    Why no love from you or JB for Martin Perez? I was thinking sell high, but after a second shutout, now I’m wondering if this is legit (with some obvious regression expected)…he had a decent 3.68 era last year. His K/9 has gone up, his BB/9 gone down. His .295 BABIP is on par with .292 last year and doesn’t suggest huge luck. He might have gotten only 4 Ks on a patient OAK offense, but I love his groundball rate, especially in TEX. He also threw as many strikes/balls as your beloved Sonny Gray. Plus his groundball rate should let him keep eating up innings like this….

    So what am I missing? Before today he was like 30% owned, lowly ranked, and touted as a sell high… Could this be legit breakout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I ranked him in the preseason in a favorable tier and I’ve liked him all year

      • Battle of the Sleepers says:
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        @Grey: ok, then your still cool :). After a Tillman meltdown to TOR, Pineda being ejected in the 2 after giving up 2, and Trumbos stress fracture (hurry and DL him so I can grab someone!!). Perez is my teams only luck tonight! :(

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Battle of the Sleepers: I like him too. Think people are just scared of texan pitchers.

  287. frankGrimes says:
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    they have Leftsteria contaminating leftys ratios

  288. los locos says:
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    drop masterson for mejia, Richards skaggs or travis wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs

  289. Clive says:
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    Drop Wheeler for Eovaldi? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  290. There is Lint on Greys Beard says:
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    Just pulled a deal…traded away Votto & Braun for CarGo (Col) & Longoria….
    I needed the 3B and it allows me to move Pujols into 1B and slot Jose Abreu into the starting lineup at Util.
    Do ok?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  291. The Flayed Man says:
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    His Hosmer/Gray for my Choo/J. Zimmerman?

    Thanks

    R, HR, RBI, SB, BB, OPS
    K, ERA, WHIP, K/BB, QS, SV+H

    12 team Yahoo roto

    Dynasty league (17 keepers next year, 20 the following)

    C Travis d’Arnaud
    1B Paul Goldschmidt
    2B Jedd Gyorko
    3B Miguel Cabrera
    SS Xander Bogaerts
    IF Brandon Belt
    OF Andrew McCutchen
    OF Adam Jones
    OF Jay Bruce
    OF Shin-Soo Choo
    Util Starling Marte
    Util Wil Myers
    BN Marcell Ozuna
    BN Kolten Wong
    BN Manny Machado
    BN Salvador Perez

    P Homer Bailey, Jordan Zimmermann, Gerrit Cole, Yordano Ventura, Martín Pérez, Danny Salazar, Archie Bradley
    DL Doug Fister

    RP Joakim Soria
    RP Matt Lindstrom
    RP Luke Gregerson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent for you

  292. SteveNZ says:
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    With the Rockies hitting the road, is it time to drop arenado for Moose?

    • The Flayed Man says:
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      I prefer Arenado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How shallow is this league?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: 12 teams. It’s the ol’ H2H.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t drop Arenado

  293. Hondo says:
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    Myers or Springer?

    • The Flayed Man says:
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      Myers

    • Fish says:
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      @Hondo:

      Myers. Easy on the rookie Kool-Aid!

      • Hondo says:
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        @Fish:Thanks, I’ve got a deep bench and have a spot for a flyer.

  294. Fish says:
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    So I didn’t see the Cubs implosion but saw the box score… was Strop Valverde-bad or was it a comedy of errors and Strop could be excused?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pick up Rondon

  295. Crock says:
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    Myers/Eric young or jupton?

    Hosmer/Eric young or jupton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton…. Upton… These trades are fair

  296. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, kluber or bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  297. the dope man says:
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    12 tm al only league.

    Sale to DL, pick up colin McHugh or Daniel Webb.

    Only closer is Sergio Santos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Webb

  298. Swfcdan says:
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    Pineda out already? What happened.

    • Battle of the Sleepers says:
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      @Swfcdan: ejected go foreign substance

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Swfcdan: Tossed for a foreign substance on his neck.

  299. Derrick says:
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    Arenado (on my bench because of Longo) Marte and Teheran for Adam Jones in a 12-team H2H league.

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones, but it’s a lot

  300. Nucking Futz says:
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    Grey – Thoughts on Maybin’s return soon. Worthy add as a OF4/5 in a 10T pts league? Or more of SAGNOF-ite? Also, I see lot’s of love for Porcello and Mejia, but pick one for ROS? THanks my man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not worth anything in a 10 team league until he’s hitting… Porcello

  301. SteveNZ says:
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    Wacha has walked 5, struck out 10 and hasn’t even got through 4 innings yet.