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It’s that time of year again when your humble-but-nonetheless-handsome Guru digs out his star-spangled turban, the seersucker suit, and attempts to pull the ol’ “hotdog” trick on the unsuspecting ladies at the annual Razzball cookout. Johnny Manziel’s got nothin’ on me! Welcome once again to the Razzball Lounge where your favorite fake baseball scribes gather to crunch the numbers, drink the grog, and avoid the Tehol – hey, the kid gets all handsy after a few! We raise our glasses this Memorial Day weekend to all those that served and we pour out a little to all those boys of summer that never made it home. Let’s lower the Razzball flag to half-mast in horror honor of the latest fantasy casualties: Prince Fielder broke his cervix (who knew?), Ryan Braun strained his oblique (‘roids help with healin’, cust kayin’), Nolan Arenado broke a finger sliding (here’s a finger for you Nolan) and Mike Moustakas burned the roof of his mouth on the Hot Pocket Mama Mous made for him. Fielder looks done for the year, Braun was done the minute his medicine cabinet contained nothing but baby aspirin and Ben-Gay, Arenado is down a digit and good ol’ Moosetacos will be spending the summer in Omaha – oh, no, he just fell into the thresher. RIP Moosetacos. Yes, we’re grieving our fake baseball teams in the lounge this long weekend. At the bar we find Sky crying in his Islay, “I’m an organ donor and Arenado can have one of my fingers.”  Sky, NO!!!! *raises machete, cuts off pinky* Over at the jukebox is our resident jukebox hero Jay(Wrong) playing “Candle in the Wind” for the 23rd time.  “This one’s for you my sweet Prince.”  *bottle smashes above head* Sauntering out of the ladies room, zipping up his fly, arm around his latest conquest, is international man of mystery Tehol Beddict, “Why the long faces, gang? I’ve been in last place since April.”  *gets punched in the face by J-Foh, breaks nose* Here at the pool table is your humble-but-nonetheless-dejected Guru. *closes eye, takes aim, fires cue ball through window*  “All is lost, I’m going to start playing fantasy cricket.”  And, with the Razzball crew at an all-time low, who should suddenly grace us all with his presence? The one and only Grey Albright, looking all Gatsby as he exits his convertible amidst a plume of sweet smelling vapor, a coug on each arm, mustache glistening in the summer sun. “Gentleman, don’t lose faith, it’s a long season, and even if we win, if we win, HAH! Even if we win! Even if we play so far above our heads that our noses bleed for a week to ten days; even if God in Heaven above comes down and points his hand at our side of the field; even if every man woman and child held hands together and prayed for us to win, it just wouldn’t matter because all the really good looking girls would still go out with the guys from Yahoo because they’ve got all the money! It just doesn’t matter if we win or we lose. IT JUST DOESN’T MATTER! Now, Guru, fire up your jammer crammer machine and someone get me a goddamn umbrella drink!”

 

Jam or CramDenard Span, OF, Washington Nationals.

2014 Stats: 25 R, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 6 SB, .267 AV.

Availability: 92% Yahoo, 93% ESPN.

FAAB $$$ Value: $1. I pay a buck a homer.

The Gist: Let’s start our jam or cram in the Nation’s Capital. Span was a sleeper pick heading into last season and promptly fell on his face. However, now that no one is looking, Span is quietly putting together a solid season – he has as many runs scored as Andrew McCutchen, Justin Upton and Yasiel Puig. Over the last week, Span has been going all hot schmotato with a  5-for-5 game, his first home run of the season, four runs scored, four RBI and a steal.

Key Stats: Span is 6-for-6 in stolen bases this season.

Jam it or Cram it: Is your outfield hurting? Did you lose Shane Victorino? Do you still own Norichika Aoki? Are you still reading this? How drunk are you? Span is a viable option in standard leagues as he hits leadoff, will give you some runs, some SAGNOF, but not much power. He’s worth a flier while you wait for whoever’s on your DL to come back. JAM.  

 

Jam or CramCody Asche, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies.

2014 Stats: 14 R, 4 HR, 18 RBI, 0 SB, .258 AV.

Availability: 96% Yahoo, 97% ESPN.

FAAB $$$ Value: $0. Will someone give me a dollar for drafting him?

The Gist: Asche was a Grey special heading into the draft and the mustachioed maestro looked like a genius when Asche had a monstrous opening day with four hits, four runs, three RBI and a homer. However, Asche went on to total just eight more hits heading into May with a .200 average. He has picked it up lately though going 19-for-60 (.317) with three dongs, 12 RBI and nearly as many walks as strikeouts.

Key Stats: Asche is hitting .325 with 11 RBI the last two weeks.

Jam it or Cram it: Asche missed his second straight game Saturday with a tender hamstring – someone throw that on the grill – and there’s rumors a circling that the Phils may move Asche to the outfield. Wha?! Am I the only one that thinks Ryne Sandberg makes Charlie Manuel look like a Mensa member? No offense to Senor ‘Stache, but I’m not trusting this Cody Asche Maru Scenario. CRAM.

 

Jam or CramGarrett Jones, 1B/OF, Miami Marlins.

2014 Stats: 26 R, 8 HR, 25 RBI, 0 SB, .286 AV.

Availability: 75% Yahoo, 66% ESPN.

FAAB $$$ Value: $2. I pay .25 cents a homer.

The Gist: Here’s a gooey factoid for ya: Counting Crows wrote “Mr. Jones” about Garrett after the first baseman helped Adam Duritz get Courtney Cox’s hand untangled from his dreadlocks. That’s also where she met David Arquette. Hollywood’s a funny place and fantasy baseball is a frustrating game. Over the last couple years, I think I’ve added and dropped Jones 321 times. Let’s make it 322. Jones has legit power, hits in a homer friendly ballpark and currently has more homers than Miguel Cabrera, Chris Davis and Mike Napoli.

Key Stats: Jones is 14 for his last 30 and hitting .324 for the month of May.

Jam it or Cram it: Jones has power and the two position eligibility is a bonus, but the strikeout rate is up this year to 24% and his average versus lefties is about .200 so he’s kind of a Platoony Tune. However, if you’re mourning the loss of your Prince put on “August and Everything After” and JAM Mr. Jones.

 

Jam or CramConor Gillaspie, 1B/3B, Chicago White Sox.

2014 Stats: 14 R, 0 HR, 15 RBI, 0 SB, .325 AV.

Availability: 93% Yahoo, 97% ESPN.

FAAB $$$ Value: $0. You get nothing for zero homers.

The Gist: Has our collective fantasy seasons come to this? With Nolan Arenado down and out Dizzy Gillaspie may just be playing tunes on my team. I was also a Ryan Zimmerman owner. Double ouch. Gillaspie would be second in the AL in hitting if he had just a few more at-bats, he hit 14 homers in 130 games last year and I’m really trying to talk myself into this aren’t I?  *insert fantasy cliché here*

Key Stats: Since coming off the DL, Gillaspie is hitting .421 with nine hits over his last 10 games.

Jam it or Cram it: Gillaspie has had a nice couple weeks as one of the cover boys of Hot Schmotato Weekly, but he’s a career .257 hitter with moderate power and no speed. There’s little chance he keeps up the .378 BABIP and the regression fairy will be visiting soon. CRAM.

 

**BONUS TRACKS**

Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX: Moreland is taking over for Prince and manager Ron Washington even gave him a pretty princess crown. Maybe it’s working, Moreland has five hits and two RBI over his last five games. JAM.

Stephen Drew, SS, BOS: With all the questions the Red Sox have how is a Drew the answer? That was a rhetorical question. CRAM.

James Jones, OF, SEA: JJ is hitting leadoff, scoring runs and has a 12-game hitting streak. It’s a deep league JAM.

Josh Rutledge, INF, COL: We’re not doing this again. CRAM.

 

Have a safe and semi-sober holiday, my Razzballers. Give me a follow on Twitter @TheGuruGS and check out my blog for more dirty turbaned nonsense. 

 

 

  1. Picard56 says:
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    I am in a weekly league, I have to sit one of these three players the coming week:
    Aaron Hill(7 games at home)
    Brett Lawrie(7 games at home)
    Juan Francisco(7 games at home, but two lefties, meaning he starts just 5 games)

    Which one do I sit?

    • The Guru

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      Francisco. He also faces some tough righties this week.

  2. J-FOH says:
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    I have to agree with your Moreland call…..

    • The Guru

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      I was going to do a whole jam on him, but you got it well covered o’ angry one. Cheers.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @The Guru: not as angry these days, got a hold of some cinder blocks to punch and it’s really been helping

  3. Jim says:
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    Hey Guru — NL-only 5×5 league here. I’ve been offered Allen Craig and JZimmermann for my Cuddyer. Losing 10 points in batting avg is worth the 100 Ks my team gets, right? And you see the risk injuries as essentially canceling out? or no? Thanks!

    • The Guru

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      I’m making that deal.

  4. J-FOH says:
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    we need to have a memorial weekend music draft

    • The Guru

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      With the first pick I want Elvis. The young one, not he dead on the toilet one.

  5. Just Busted says:
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    yahoo h2h

    my Samardzija for W. Peralta? I am thinking ROS that Sam is going to regress. Is Peralta going to be steady ROS?

    Thanks!

    • The Guru

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      Step away from the weekend Leinenkugels. Don’t do that. If you want to sell the Shark, sell high and think a big bat.

  6. Suessmanzada says:
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    span or markakis ? crawford? calhoun?

    • The Guru

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      I’d rank them like this ROS: Markakis, Kole, Span, Crawford.

  7. Lemmingness says:
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    Weekly points league (k’s -1)
    I’m looking to drop Aoki and open up a utility spot. Who would you want out of:
    Frazier, Seth Smith, David Murphy, Garrett Jones, Span, Chisenhall

    Also, with Masterson, Liriano, and Gallardo, my pitching’s been struggling.
    Would you drop any combination of these guys for:
    Travis Wood, Hutchinson, Koehler, or Vargas?

    Thanks a bunch Guru

    • The Guru

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      I’d drop Gallardo since he’s hurt, pick up Hutchinson who has two starts this week and pick up Frazier.

  8. The Guru

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    I’d rank them like this ROS: Markakis, Kole, Span, Crawford.

  9. Maxi says:
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    Hey, would you consider picking up Chisenhall, Jones, Oldman Reynolds, Eaton or Ozuna in a OBP and SLG keeper league?

    I can drop Gyorko, Norris, Crawford, Pollock or Calhoun. However, I’m currently starting Norris and Lucroy (C/1B) while I wait on Abreu to return, and I have Franco and Singleton in my NA spots.

    Need a hot hitter or 2, thanks in advance.

    • Maxi says:
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      in an OBP@Maxi: “in an OBP…”*, poor grammar right there, my apologies.

      No Span nor Moreland to pick up.

      • The Guru

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        Crawford hasn’t been doing much and Jones has been kinda hot. That move might be worth making.

  10. Nick says:
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    Bauer fans 8 today, ends up with 8.31 ERA. You guys have been recommending to hold on to him, but I can’t help but think of Erasmo-mania last year. So I dropped him for Tavares, and now have both he and Polanco stashed. Needless to say, June can’t come quick enough. Question: Baez has been hot as of late, but has struggled on the season as a whole. Can we still count on him being called up this summer, or look elsewhere for SS help?

    • The Guru

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      I hear ya on Bauer. Tavares and Polanco should be up soon. Here’s hoping they help, I have them stashed as well. Baez will be up later this summer, but I’m thinking August.

  11. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Do you think the benching of Kemp is Mattingly’s way of forcing the promotion of Joc Pederson. With super 2 approaching, maybe a way to pump some life into the team. Any thoughts on it?

    • The Guru

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      I don’t see that happening with the amount outfielders crowding things in LA. I’d expect some action at the trade deadline. Crawford, Kemp or Either are gone and that’ll open a door for Joc who has 14 homers in the PCL. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.

  12. Kid A says:
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    Sharp as always Gu. Especially the 5 word definitive statement on Rutty. Every time the Rockies plant this seed, it just gets killed before it grows.

    A question:

    10 team 6×6 redraft with 64/100$ remaining. How much to bid tonight on Taveras and Polanco?

    I’m polling for accuracy. Survey says?

    • The Guru

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      Thank, Kid. Taveras and my man Polanco can’t come up soon enough. Is this a keeper league? I’ve seen someone bid their entire budget on Polanco just this week. That seems a little much unless its a keeper I suppose. In a standard league, with a quarter of the season over, and the budget you’re working with, let’s say $8 for Tavares and $10 for Polanco. It may take double that at least to get them if you really want them, but I’ve lowered my expectations a bit.

      • Kid A says:
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        @The Guru:

        Appreciate the perspective. Ended up bidding 9 & 7 for them.

        The Good news: I got them both.

        The Bad news: I overbid by 9 & 7 on them.

        Hoping that the early bird doesn’t get a tapeworm.

        • The Guru

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          Ha! At least you didn’t pay what some others were suggesting.

  13. JFK says:
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    Haha, second the Rutledge call…wish there were a way to prevent him from showing up in my searches, so there’s no way I’d be tempted by his siren-song again.

    In a 12-team H2H keeper, received an offer of:
    Polanco (25 rounder)/Bailey (7th rounder, unlikely to keep)/Paxton (16th rounder) for
    Arenado (25th rounder)/Lee (non-keeper).
    Was considering countering w/Polanco/Paxton/Pineda/Meyer (25th rounder) – while technically worse on-paper, I’m worried about Bailey’s schizoid performances, liked where Paxton and Pineda were headed before their injuries (and the latter’s pinetar idiocy), and am intrigued by Meyer’s potential.

    Thoughts? Thanks!

    • The Guru

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      Bailey is too good to be this bad, amiright? And my love for Polanco knows no bounds. Ha! I’d want the first deal. personally.

  14. Bob says:
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    Trying to decide best makeup of team. Would you drop Bauer and Eovoldi for Alcides Escorbar or Xander bogaerts and zach Britton or Pablo Sandoval. If I’m only dropping for the SS replacement which pitcher for which SS .

    Britton because o’s offense should lead to a lot of saves and Escobar or bogaerts cause Hanley might be down for awhile. So need a replacement. And Sandoval just because of value?
    10 team weekly head to head roto categories 6×6 extra cats are k’s for hitters and Qs for pitchers
    Starting positions and bench spots listed below
    C-Posey
    1b-Goldschmdt
    2b-altuvie
    SS-Hanley
    3b-Beltre
    Dh-Encarnacion
    Of-Braun
    Of-Craig (1b,of)
    Of-Billy Hamilton
    Bench-Carlos Santana (1b,c,3b,dh)
    Bench-George springer
    Bench-Oscar Tavares
    Bench-Jay Bruce
    Dl-Arenado
    P-tanaka
    P-Bumgardner
    P-Gray
    P-Jordan Zimmerman
    P-kluber(rP,sp)
    RP-holland
    RP-Robertson
    B-eovoldi
    B-keuchel
    B-Anibal Sanchez
    B-Ventura
    B-Bauer
    Dl-Tijuan walker

    • JFK says:
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      @Bob: Eovaldi for Boggy – Escobar would be the safer pick, but Boggy’s bat is heating up and his upside is much higher if they keep him in the two-hole with Pedroia and Big Papi behind him.
      If this is a non-keeper, I’d drop Taveras for Britton, too.

    • The Guru

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      Is this a 5-team league? Ha! Bogaerts has been nursing a hammy prob so I’d prob go with the Escobar. Panda has been heating up, but that gives you a lot of bats on the bench. Bauer for Britton if you need potential saves makes sense.

      • Bob says:
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        @The Guru: thanks guys. It is a keeper. And we keep 5. And just wondering if Britton will end up with more save opps than holland given the royals inept offense.

        • The Guru

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          I don’t think he’ll get more chances than Holland. However, when it comes to closers your guess is as good as mine. Maybe Dan Quisenberry comes back and saves 35 games in this Bizarro season. Ha!

  15. Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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    Hey Guru, trying to get rid of Verlander–he’s not looked right all season and keeps killing my ratios for nothing. Springer seems to have found his bat. Verlander for Springer seem fair, or selling Verlander too cheap?

    • The Guru

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      That’s too cheap unless it’s a keeper league, but it’ll be tough to get any more for him. I’d hold for now.

      • Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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        @The Guru: too late, took it, hopefully don’t regret.

        My pitchers are still Sale, MadBun, Minor, Ryu, Kluber, Eovaldi, Archer.. But with folks like Kemp, Myers, Ellsbury in my OF in h2h, I need a hot bat.

        We’ll see I guess :/

        • The Guru

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          Good luck. Springer has been hot for sure.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @The Guru: if this is keeper you trade raped that guy. you still might end the season saying this was a trade rape if verlander keeps on going like he’s been.

  16. ryan says:
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    Been offered Lester for my Rondon in one of my leagues.

    Current SP – Hernandez, Tanaka, Teheran, Ventura, Samardzjia, Tillman

    Current RP – Rondon, Doolittle, Hawkins

    Closers or possible closers are bare on the waiver wire so I’d be stuck with Doolittle and Hawkins as my two saves guys. Should I do it? Whats your opinion on Lester?

    • The Guru

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      Lester’s up and down and your rotation looks alright. I’d hold. Closers hard to come by lately.

      • The Guru

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        Good luck. Springer has been hot for sure.

  17. Principal Blackman says:
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    While there may be some buzz about the Marlins ballpark becoming more hitter friendly (it is playing like a top-10 park for singles, doubles, triples and runs in 2014) calling it homer friendly is flat out incorrect (it’s ranked 21st for homers this year, which, to be sure, is an improvement on its 2013 ranking—30th). That said, I am still going to have a go at Jones. I’m not scurred.

    • The Guru

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      I stand corrected, nice research, think I was looking at runs per park and not the HR column. I tip my turban to you. Now give Jones a go and buy me a drink.

      • Principal Blackman says:
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        @The Guru: You deserve it. Fantasy baseballing is thirsty work.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Principal Blackman: these park factors aren’t found by simply counting that year’s hits for by that team. it’s by looking at long term factors that compare how every hitter did in Park X vs all other parks. Unicorn Vomit is decidedly a pitcher’s park. It’s actually more of a pitcher’s park than HomerfreeRetroDome.

          • Principal Blackman says:
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            @goodfold2: Actually, Target Field is decidedly playing like a hitter’s park this year as it is ranked 13th (6th in the AL) in both runs and home runs this year, amazingly enough.

          • Principal Blackman says:
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            @goodfold2: Also, amazingly enough, Safeco and O.Co are tied for 3rd place in terms of most Homer Friendly parks in the AL—which maybe has some scary connotations for Cano’s homer drought.

  18. paid for the house says:
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    guru!

    ROS Chisenall or Gyroko

    • The Guru

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      He’s been disappointing for sure, but it’s Gyroko.

  19. Mike says:
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    12 team league I have OF: Trout, Carlos Gomez, Alex Gordon, LaRoche, Byrd, Springer, 2B/3B: Rendon 2B Kinzler 3B: Alvarez, SS: E. Cabrera, and Bogaerts C: Mauer (also 1B), Rizzo SP: Darvish, Wainright, Sale ,Cobb, Kazmir, Lohse, Ventura RP K. Jansen, Soria, Nathan. I need an off. spark. On the wire are Oswaldo Arcia who is coming back after performing well in AAA the Twins also have great matchups this week, Adam Eaton is out there too. Everth Cabrera is stinking up the field and I have Bogaerts at SS too should I dump Cabrera and scoop up Arcia or Eaton?

    • The Guru

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      Eaton could be a nice pick up over E-Cab if you want to give up about 10 steals. I’m not too high on Arcia.

  20. sul says:
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    Is Greinke and Solarte for Cashner and Rios a fair deal? 10 tm, h2h.

    • The Guru

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      Fair enough. I’d want more than Solarte though.

      • sul says:
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        @The Guru: I am giving up solarte and greinke, i have enough pitching and really need rbi and homeruns.

        • The Guru

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          Then you win that trade in my opinion.

  21. nick the dick says:
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    Yo Goo you think theres any chance the reds send down cingrani when latos comes back due to his options and the way simon is pitching? Id hope they would just stick simon in the pen where he belongs and would be safer from the fairies…

    • The Guru

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      I don’t see Cingrani getting sent down.

  22. Robert says:
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    Gyorko or Wong? As a rare Padre fan, I want to believe in Gyorko, but am losing faith.

    • The Guru

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      I hear you. I keep thinking that as soon as I drop him he’ll go off. I’m going to hold for now.

  23. danny says:
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    Dustin has been hurting my team. Not sure if I can keep waiting for him to come around and not sure if it will live up to his standards, the boston team is really struggling.

    Any advice? Move him or keep.

    Thinking about trading him for Kipnis if the other person is willing..

    thoughts? Any other 2B I should target?

    • The Guru

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      Pehaps I’m biased, but there’s not another second baseman I’d want…in real baseball. Kipnis and Pedroia are an even trade if you ask me. I can’t see trading him for anyone less.

  24. Symptom Of The Universe says:
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    Just spent 2 hours that I should have spent socializing with family (I’m the “kid” in this relationshiop not the patriarch) mulling over bids in my big $$$ NFBC league. With better luck in wins and saves accumulating (went cheap on draft day) I feel my pitching staff of Stras/Sale/Samardizijia/Gray/Cashner/Simon/Archer/Quintana and relievers Frieri/Rondon/Qualls/Cody Allen/Melancon can move my team up 5 places or so if people can start scoring runs for my starting pitchers. My bats have been jekyll/hyde this year and I did biggest roster remodel yet with 3 new batters of Moreland (hope he gains OF eligibility), Chisenhall, and Castellanos. It was go big or go home. De Aza (won’t miss this bum), Joe Smith (taking chance Frieri finally the man again having last 2 saves and pitching after Smith both times), and Gregerson were dropped.

    Team now looks like this:

    2 C: Grandal and Suzuki
    1B/3B/CI/UT: Goldy, Donaldson, Alvarez, Moreland
    2B/SS/MI: Rendon, Andrelton, Gyorko
    5 Of: Heyward, Yelich, Revere, Pollock, Castellanos

    Bench: Votto (miss you), Duda, Chisenhall

    Thanks to 2 early weeks of Avila, Heyward (coming around last couple weeks), Gyorko, De Aza, 50 AB of Chris Carter, and Alvarez my team is dead last in AVG by 20 .avg points to 11th place team in AVG. I’m still mid-pack in HR/R/RBI/SB. I have my sights set on Russell Martin depending on how either Suzuki/Grandal keep on performing. Spent $150 on Moreland/Chisenhall/Castellanos this week for my biggest splurge yet and thinking one of them has to pan out ROS. Moreland I got for $90 with 2nd place bid for $55. Andrelton’s job isn’t safe either with Owings lurking on waiver wire. How do you think my team looks ROS, Guru?

    • The Guru

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      Need Votto to get back soon! Also need Gyorko to start hitting. Looks good though.

  25. Bruno says:
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    5×5
    ROS

    Braun for Scherzer?

    • The Guru

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      Really depends on what your team needs, but I’d say Scherzer all things being equal.

  26. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Guru, who would you prefer going forward…Jones or Moreland? I have been using Jones this past week…one league is a short-term replacement for Abreu. Other I lost Prince, and have Hosmer…but he has the pop of Juan Pierre again and it’s hard for me to start him right now. Thanks!

    • The Guru

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      I’m going with Jones, but it’s close. Just think he’ll hit more homers.

  27. malamoney says:
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    Drop Gyorko or Aaron Hill for Wong?

    • The Guru

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      It’s hard to hold on to Gyorko, but I’m not ready to dump him (or Hill) for Wong.

    • The Guru

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      The Cramps did some cool covers of that stuff as well.

  28. osnam says:
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    Hey, who would u rather own once Polanco and Taveras are up? Polanco, Springer, or Taveras? Thanks.

    • The Guru

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      Polanco.

      • tim says:
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        @The Guru: can I ask why polanco over springer? for the batting avg?

        also, are there current veteran outfielders that you could see/compare the three turning into in 3 or 4 years. I play in a keeper league so the upside is always most important.

        • The Guru

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          I really like all 3, but Polanco is my new man-crush. He looks like a young Barry Bonds to me – power, average, speed, left-handed and he’s in a better lineup. Springer reminds me of Carlos Gomez and Tavares could be the good version of Carl Crawford.

  29. MB says:
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    Rajai, span or leonys? own leonys now amd faces tons of R soon but man he hits low and slumps —- need speed bad

    6×6 ops 3 of

    thanks

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Davis will have more SB ROS if thats what you need, but Span won’t be far behind him and I like him best out of the 3 ROS.

  30. Lemmingness says:
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    Points league, Leake @ARI or Liriano @LAN for this week?

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      I’m rolling with Liriano this week. The Stream-o-Nator likes him too.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @The Guru: SON has liked Liriano all year though.

  31. J Boy says:
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    Guru in need of swipes without totally sacrificing other cats – who do you like best ROS in a 14 team roto:

    Pollock, Lake, Aoki, Span

    Not exciting, I know. Thanks!

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Aoki

  32. Daver says:
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    Cody Asche Maru … best Star Trek reference I have seen in a long time. Well done!

    • Will says:
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      Cody Asche Maru is such a perfect pun (and how big a crossover does the deep cuts Star Trek / deep cuts third basemen pun venn diagram even have?) that I had to comment for the first time ever on razzball.com to compliment it.

      • The Guru

        The Guru says:
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        Geek powers activate!

  33. Suessmanzada says:
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    Would you start joe nathan over any of these three double starts: eovaldi, quintana, skaggs ?

    Also i have markakis active over david murphy or span. (Points league) bad move?

    A healthy everth or an injured asdrubal at SS? Same league

    Thanks brah!

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Go with the SP, Markakis and stick with the Ass-man.

  34. Green monstah says:
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    Hey guru ! I’m in a 10 team h2h points league with a weekly roster lock (locks today at 1pm)

    Would you drop Devin mesoraco to add Joey votto? Someone in my league dropped votto instead of putting him on DL spot
    My other catcher is Carlos Santana.

    Also, roll with smyly who has two starts & goes tonight or tanner Roark who also has two starts? My opponent has a bunch of two start pitchers this week; Grenike , Tim hudson , buerhle, and ryu (we start three SP’s)

    Mine are Strasberg, tanaka & cueto

    Would you drop Gerrit cole for an extra pitcher who can pitch twice I’d bench either Strasberg or tanaka. If i do that here’s who I’m looking at Lance Lynn, tanner Roark, jered weaver, Ervin Santana , evaoldi (or however u spell it)

    I also start keuchel & smyly as RP since they are SP/RP eligible

    • Green monstah says:
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      @Green monstah:

      I also have mad bum too

      • The Guru

        The Guru says:
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        Apologies on the late reply – hey, its a holiday. Hope you picked up Votto, Smyly and didn’t drop Cole.

  35. stonepie says:
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    moreland batting 3rd is going to be huge. he’s mostly a platoon guy in fantasy since he’s rather awful vs LHP. He has one of the best FB distances in the majors, plays in a great lineup and has been making more contact this year. i plan on using him and lind in my UTIL spots with rollins to rotate in when one of them plays a lefty.

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      He’s a good Platoony Tune jam for sure.

  36. 740 says:
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    Sup Guru, 10team roto 5×5. Cingrani, Archer, Cain, Latos, Gonzalez, Cashner, Hughes…Who would u rather have ROS?

    Thanks

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Cingrani

  37. Tehol Beddict

    Tehol Beddict says:
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    my phuckin nose tho. phuuuuuuuuuuck

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      To spite your face? You will always be a pretty princess to me.

  38. Sky

    Sky says:
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    It’s really hard typing 9 fingered.

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      I always thought you typed with that one “finger” of yours.

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