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Happy early Cinco de Mayo, my tequila-fueled Razzaholics, and welcome back to the Razzball Lounge. We men of letters have donned our sombreros and gathered to celebrate whatever the hell Cinco de Mayo is – hey, I went to a school for dysfunctional teachers in Maine and the only Mexicans we ever saw were picking blueberries and turning John Deere’s into lowriders. We are also celebrating the Razzball revolucian! Yes, Razzball Radio launches this week with Señor Nick, who is currently transporting illegal video equipment across the border as we speak. Good stuff! As we gather in the lounge downing shots of Patron we look back at the first month of the season. There have been hot starts from new meat – Jose Abreu, Charlie Blackmon and Chris Colabello. There have been early season slumps – Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Adam Jones. And every team is battered and broken with Clayton Kershaw, Bryce Harper, Chris Davis and 422 other players on the disabled list. There’s plenty to celebrate and plenty to berate in the lounge today. Bellying up to the bar we find Sky wondering why he drafted a team that is completely on the disabled list. “Hey, at least Nick Punto is healthy!” *throws up on floor* At the jukebox we find Jay Wrong playing “Mexican Radio” for the 23rd time. “I’m on a Mexican radio, whoa! I just picked up  Bobby LaFromboise on waivers!” *bottle smashes above head* New to the Razzball Lounge is stat-boy Dano and his big book of facts who we have strung up from the ceiling for some human piñata-style hazing. “Did you fellas know Babe Ruth’s career wOBA was .510?” *WHACK!* Coming out of the ladies room is the one and only Tehol Beddict clad in just his Sears poncho. “Hey, guys I’ve set up a cock fight out back.”  Tehol, where are the roosters? “Whaddya mean roosters?” And here at the pool table is your-humble-but-nontheless-guapo Guru. *adjusts turban, closes eye, aims cue, banks eight-ball off three rails, licks salt, downs tequila, sucks lime,* Viva la Jam or Cram!

 

Jam or CramJarrod Saltalamacchia, C, Miami Marlins.

April Stats: 18 R, 6 HR, 10 RBI, 0 SB, .310 AV.

Availability: 60% Yahoo, 88% ESPN.

FAAB $$$ Value: $1. Can I bid 20 cents?

The Gist: I think the positions I get asked about the most are closer, catcher and the lotus blossom. Only two are suitable for Razzball unless Nick is starting Karma Sutra Radio in his van. When it comes to catcher, I stream away the hot bat using the Hitter-Tron. Thanks, ‘Tron. Bleep, blurp, beep. Salty is the hot catcher of the moment and as a Red Sox fan I’ve seen him rip off some hot streaks – then go 0-for-25 with 22 Ks.

Key Stats: Salty has more homers than Joe Mauer, Wilin Rosario and Salvador Perez  combined.

Jam it or Cram itSideshow Saltalamacchia is tearing it up right now. His six homers are second to only Evan Gattis at the position, his OBP is .409 and he has 16 walks on the year – he only had 43 in 150 ABs last year. However, Salty faces four lefties this week and his career average batting right-handed is .210. If you need help at catcher I won’t fight you if you add him. Which reminds me. First rule of Razzball Fight Club: Punch Tehol. Second rule of Razzball Fight Club? Punch Tehol. CRAM.

 

Jam or CramErick Aybar, SS, Los Angeles Angels.

April Stats: 18 R, 1 HR, 14 RBI, 1 SB, .269 AV.

Availability: 61% Yahoo, 31% ESPN.

FAAB $$$ Value: $1. Can I pay in nickels?

The Gist: Outside of Troy Tulowitzki the shortstop position is one big hole of suck this season. “Hole of suck” is a technical fantasy baseball term they teach up at the fantasy baseball college known as the Mathew Berry School for the Boeotian. Take a look at their mascot. Aybar is outperforming “Not in the Face” Jean Segura, “Duke of the DL”Jose Reyes and “I’m this year’s Josh RutledgeBrad Miller  – all players widely owned and “Hole of Suck” poster boys for the first month.

Key Stats: Aybar has raised his average nearly 100 points in the last week.

Jam it or Cram itAybar was a top 6 shortstop for the month of April and is the only one of those players owned less than 90% across leagues. If you’re hurting in the middle infield and want a solid four category performer – yeah, he’s SAGNOF! eligible – Aybar will plug your hole of suck. JAM.

 

Jam or CramNick Markakis, OF, Baltimore Orioles.

April Stats: 15 R, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 2 SB, .304 AV.

Availability: 54% Yahoo, % ESPN.

FAAB $$$ Value: $1 or a plate of stuffed grape leaves.

The Gist: With Chris Davis among the walking dead on the DL someone had to step up. Boog Powell is not walking through that door. That’s what Rick Pitino said when he suddenly woke up on a Hooters waitress after passing out in the Camden Yards parking lot. Markakis has been doing his best Channing Tatum impression as he’s stepped up his game leading off for the O’s and leading the team in hits.

Key Stats: Markakis hasn’t hit 20 homers since 2008.

Jam it or Cram it: The beard aside there’s not a lot sexy about Markakis. There is nothing he does greater than guys still available like Chris Colabello or Rajai Davis. If you want to go Greek-style on your roster Markakis is your man – along with Mike Moustakas. Is Eric Karros still playing? Asking for a friend. Have some spanakopita and order another round of ouza then CRAM.

 

Jam or CramCollin McHugh, SP, Houston Astros

April Stats: 2 W, 19 K, 0.59 ERA, 0.52 WHIP

Availability: 66% Yahoo, 52% ESPN.

FAAB $$$ Value: $1. My belief in McHugh is worth the price of a McDouble.

The Gist: It will be interesting to see how McHugh does against the Mariners today after striking them out 12 times in his Astros debut. I’m rolling him out there today in DFS leagues and if you’re really fast you can add him right now. *crosses fingers, lights candle, prays to J.R. Richard bobblehead* Liking what I’ve seen thus far – 19 Ks in 20 innings, a mid-90’s fastball and only three walks. Our pitching whisperer JB Gilpin featured him last week in part 3 of his 972 part series of pitcher profiles – complete with GIFs.

Key Stats: McHugh averaged a McTasty 9.06 K/9 in 46 2/3 innings at Triple-A Colorado Springs last season.
Jam it or Cram it: Will this run last? Will Bo Porter actually give Scott Feldman his starting spot back? Did someone inject McHugh with Nolan Ryan stem cells? Grey, can I have your Astros throwback? So many questions. McHugh’s next two starts this week should answer them. JAM.

 

Jam or CramHector Rondon, RP, Chicago Cubs

Stats Last Week:  0 W, 1 SV, 4 K, 0.00 ERA, 0.33 WHIP

Availability: 77% Yahoo, 88% ESPN.

FAAB $$$ Value: $5. Want a closer? It may take more than he’s worth.

The Gist: The Cubs are on their third closer in a month and have three total saves. The Rondon known as Hector has two of them. Rondon is certainly getting it done on the North side with a 95 MPH fastball, a nasty cutter, 15 Ks in just over 14 innings, an ERA of 0.63 and a WHIP under one. Who does he think he is? Mariano Rivera?

Key Stats: Rondon’s ERA last season was 4.77.

Jam it or Cram it: Rondon is an intriguing SAGNOF! up-and-comer that should be added everywhere he’s available. The kid is fully recovered from Tommy John, there’s no way he ends up a starter again and he just may save 25 games for the Cubbies – that is if the Bad News Bears can actually win 25 games this year. JAM.

 

**BONUS TRACKS**

Trevor Bauer, SP, CLE: Lighting a Lady of Guadalupe candle here hoping this kid gets the call up even if it’s just for his musical ability. JAM.

Lyle Overbay, 1B, MIL: I pretend Overbay is actually John Olerud and continue to ignore him too. CRAM

Scooter Gennett, 2B/SS, MIL: Didn’t I say JAM last week?

Cameron Maybin, OF, SD: No homers, no steals and if you play in one of Jay(Wrong)’s 503 RCLs, he owns him everywhere. CRAM.

Jhonny Peralta, SS, STL: Why is he still available? Three homers last week give Jhonny a JHAM.

 


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  1. J-FOH says:
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    I tailgated so hard in the parking lot I passed out and never even made it through the door of the lounge. And I own the Salty-dog and will continue to roll him out to spite you. ….Cheers

    • The Guru

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      We were worried about you in the lounge. Thought you had been deported. Again.

      Salty looking good right now and I wish the Sox had kept him over AJ Pierzsucki who I blame all the worlds problems on.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @The Guru: It’s hard being the Razz’s frijole blanco. My deportation record is pretty epic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nba8VPO0LQw I hang out with Jesus when I go back

        usually there are only a few catchers that are solid all year but the fish have got something going and Salty has been getting a favorable batting order spot.

        • The Guru

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          Like those fish at home. They stealing signs or something???

          • J-FOH says:
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            @The Guru: forgetaboutit

  2. Battle of the Sleepers says:
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    I see you have him as JAM but McHugh getting hit hard today–still worth holding? Or consider him a fluke and cut bait for the likes of Porcello or Smyly (both on my waivers, both get HOU)?

    • Abdoozy says:
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      @Battle of the Sleepers: Well..
      McHugh’s BABIP is .161.
      His xFIP is almost 2 runs above his ERA.
      His FB% is almost 60%.
      He’s an Astro.
      What’s not to like?

    • The Guru

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      When it comes to the jam or cram you win some, you lose some. McHugh looking McBad today. Stupid Astros, I should’ve know better. I’d prefer Porcello.

      • Battle of the Sleepers says:
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        @The Guru: done and done. Thanks Abdoozy, you made that call easy. :)

        What y’all think of dropping Martin Perez for Smyly? He’s my other drop option and his next two starts look bad…

        • The Guru

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          I can see doing that. Smyly vs. the Lastros seems pretty tasty.

          • Battle of the Sleepers says:
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            @The Guru: which of those two you see being better ROS?

            • The Guru

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              Blech. Give me Smyly.

        • Abdoozy says:
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          @Battle of the Sleepers: Perez pitches half his games in an unfriendly park, and doesn’t K enough to be ownable in most leagues.. not sure Smyly’s much better, but maybe this week.

  3. Abdoozy says:
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    SS isn’t a sans-Tulo hole of suck in ESPN, where Dee Gordon has SS eligibility.

    Unless you don’t think Flash is going to keep up the production. Thoughts?

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      If Gordon keeps this up all year I’ll deep fry my turban and eat it with a side of ranch dressing.

  4. Kid A says:
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    The answer to the McHugh question is: oy vey iz mir..

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      I’m setting fire to my JR Richard bobblehead as we speak!

      • Kid A says:
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        @The Guru:

        You can use my autographed Tsuyoshi Shinjo mini-bat for kindling.

        • The Guru

          The Guru says:
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          Go Hanshin Tigers!

  5. Jay says:
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    Hey there guru, I’ve been streaming my 4th OF’er (it’s a 10 teamer/ h2h, weekly roster locks, and start 4 of’s), since Bryce went down my OF looks as follows; Matt Holliday , Hunter pence, Victorino & 4th who I added last week is Michael Brantley.

    Question I have, keep or drop Brantley? How do you like him in week 6?

    If you don’t like Brantley for week 6, here are some available OF’ers:

    Khris Davis, rajai Davis, Dayan Viciedo, marcell ozuna, Grady Sizemore, Jackie Bradley jr, leonys Martin, Nick castellanos (who’s eligible at 3b & OF), BJ upton, Desmond Jennings , Emilio benifacio(eligible at OF) & Cameron maybin are some who are available.

    Also, I have two SS’s ; Alexi Ramirez & Andrelton Simmons- I start Simmons at IF slot, but would you drop Simmons for Jhonny peralta? I also have dee Gordon who is eligible at SS but he’s been at utility. Or just stand pat & hold with Simmons .

    Would you look to trade Eric Hosmer ? I’m not exactly sure what I could get for him though.

    Thanks for the insight last week,& have a great one!

    • The Guru

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      I’d like Brantley a lot and he gets some bad Twins pitching this week. He can also help you in all categories.

      Aybar gives you runs and Peralta can give you homers. Take the guy with categories you need over Simmons.

      Good luck trading moobs I mean Hosmer. You prob wont get much. Maybe look for someone that owned Chris Davis and may be panicking.

      • Jay says:
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        @The Guru:

        Thanks for the response , I don’t have aybar – did you mean Ramirez? The category I’m looking for is power(homers), that being said drop Simmons to add peralta?

        Lol thanks , I have a feeling I’ll be stuck with Hosmer or ending up dropping him down the road. I just faced the guy who has Chris Davis, here’s the rest of his team; joe mauer, Ian kinsler, JJ hardy, Evan longoria, Matt carpenter, Carlos gonzleaz, Puig, Beltran, pujols, Teixeira, Chris carter. And he’s deep at pitching. I doubt he’d do a deal because he still has pujols.

        But I looked around & people have fine rosters, I doubt any trades will go down

        • The Guru

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          Is this a 4 team league? Ha! Pick up Peralta.

          • Jay says:
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            @The Guru:

            Lol I wish, but 10 teamer between friends but it’s a competitive league, lot of razzing each other but it’s in good fun, I think next season we may up it to a 12 teamer. Dropping Simmons for Jhonny boy is the move you’d jam with?

            • The Guru

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              Yeah, that’s the move I’d make. Think he’ll give you more homers, RBI.

              • Jay says:
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                @The Guru:

                Thanks again! Would you drop Hosmer or wait it out a bit longer?

                • The Guru

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                  I wouldn’t just drop him. Your prob drafted him pretty high, but depends is who is available.

  6. Maxi says:
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    I have Andrelton Simmons and Chris Owings. Do you like Peralta or Aybar more than either of them?

    12 team, OBS and SLG keeper league.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Maxi: Aybar over Owings

    • The Guru

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      I’m not a big Simmons fan in fake baseball and the D-Backs are having trouble scoring runs. I’d take Peralta and Aybar over both those guys.

      • Maxi says:
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        @The Guru: We have created the Jhonny Aybar streaming monster…

        Simmons would be so paid if smooth defense was a counting stat.

        • The Guru

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          You are correct sir!

  7. Tim says:
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    16 team deep bench, mixed h2h 6×6 (holds and obp) dynasty… Looking to deal verlander… Offered in a package to Prince owner, countered offering prince and Tommy hunter for verlander and Donaldson. This would leave me with absolutely nothing at 3b (Francisco and Kelly Johnson eligible). Thinking of countering with prince, seager, Robertson for verlander, Donaldson and colon. What do you think of the offer and my potential counter?

    • The Guru

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      I like your counter offer. Hope he takes it.

  8. David says:
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    Time to drop Liriano? Waiver wire options are Gee, Roark and McHugh.

    Thanks

    • The Guru

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      Don’t drop him yet.

  9. stonepie says:
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    somebody snaked torii hunter off the wire right before me.. can’t believe im about to pick up marlon byrd to be my bench bat/platoon with brandon moss.

    once sale comes back, should i trade him even if i get 3/4 of draft day value?

    • The Guru

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      GO BYRD! Good luck with that. Never know.

      I wouldn’t dump Sale for 3/4 value unless me pitching staff was really deep.

  10. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Guru,

    Trying to improve my starters. QS and k/9 15 team keep 11 league (Yu, Shields, Ace Ventura, Haren, Perez)

    Was offered Minor and Walker for Darvish, thinking of countering with Shields….you Likey ?

    • The Guru

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      I’d hold. No way you give up Yu. Keep Shields as well.

  11. Nightpandas says:
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    Who is your SAGNOF choice? Aybar, Alcides, or BJ ? (OBP and SLG league)

    • The Guru

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      Alcides will prob get you more steals. Aybar is the best player of the 3.

  12. T says:
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    What kind of value can machado get in a trade? I have arenado tearing it up at 3b now doing what is expected out of machado. So I figure trade machado, keep arenado. I need sp.
    is machado for Teheran fair? It’s a keeper league, 10 team

    • jal179 says:
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      @T:

      I own Teherean and would never make that deal.

      Try for Iwakuma– both started injured… just a thought

      • T says:
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        @jal179: what about machado, pujos and Ian Desmond For miggy and iwakuma?

        • jal179 says:
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          @T:

          I like it but no love it– all depends what the other team has for needs at 3B. Im a real life fan of Simmons and Machado but less so in the fake game. Desmond should heat up tho… If Miggy regresses a touch and Pujols returns to even 90% form Im not sure that deal is great for you

    • The Guru

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      If you can get Teheran for him go for it. Might have to let Machado get some value first as he’s just coming back. Good luck and thanks for Razzballin’!

  13. jal179 says:
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    Yo Guru

    Im a panicking Prince owner…. and Adam Jones one fack…

    option is offer Prince + Seager for Rizzo + Cespedes. Other team is starting Middlebrooks a 3rd.

    Thoughts? I’d love to deal Prince for someone steady, not flashy as my pitching beast.

    Second option is move Dee to SS, Hill to 2B, keep Prince and move Ian Desmond for an upgrade at OF while filling my MI slot with an Alcides or Villar type. What type of OF tier should I targe for Ian? Myers, Pence types?

    Third option is package Desmond + Sonny Gray for an OF– what could that fetch? Puig?Carlos Gomez type?

    Thanks dude

    • jal179 says:
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      @jal179:

      Fourth option Prince for Jay Bruce

      Fifth is to stand pat and make no changes as I’m still above .500 even with Jones, Prince and Madbum struggling like Hellen Keller at a silent movie

    • The Guru

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      Hold tight. It’s only been a month. Know who led the majors in homers last April? John Buck. Ha. Things can change fast and you own 2 top 10 hitters.

      • jal179 says:
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        @The Guru:

        So in other words Prince’s problems are not for real? Have teams played the shift on him in the past like this year?

        I’m less worried about Jones– tho he does swing at everything…

        Is Sonny Gray a sell high candidate? I’ve got Madbum, Gio, Teheran, Eovaldi, Ventura, Matin Perez, Chris Archer, Tyson Ross and Sonny.

        I need OF help bad with Jones, Rios, Beltran, Pagan, and Matt Joyce.

        Sonny for Alex Gordon or Nelson Cruz pass the sniff test?

        • The Guru

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          How many teams in this league, 4? Ha! I’m a big believer in Gray and I think you could do better than Gordon or Cruz. Prince looked pretty good today and let’s see if you feel the same after he plays in Colorado this week. Jones will turn it around. May is historically his best month. Be patient, young Razzballer.

          • jal179 says:
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            @The Guru:

            Thx G

            10 team h2h but I just hit on my mid to late pitcher picks thx to Razzball

  14. The Muppet Maniac says:
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    I was offered Gallardo or Ervin Santana for Victor Martinez. I could use an extra arm. Should I make the deal and if so, Gallardo or Santana?

    • jal179 says:
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      @The Muppet Maniac:

      ERvin looks deadly so far. Vmart seems bring to me so either seem fine

      • jal179 says:
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        @jal179:

        boring sorry

    • The Guru

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      If you need an arm Ervin would work.

  15. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Is segura ever going to come around? Peralta is available in my league.

    • The Guru

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      Once his broken face heals. Don’t panic after a month.

  16. whodat says:
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    have room on my bench and would like to add a closer to stash. Frieri and Fields are the only options. Who do you see regaining the closer roll first?

    • The Guru

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      Frieri would be my pick.

  17. ty says:
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    Always a good write up my friend..

    Im looking to pick up peralta off the waiver wire who would you drop to pick him up.
    Jed Lowrie or Martin Prado. looks like Lowrie and Peralta cold wind up having the same avg’s by the end of the year but Peralta has a little more pop. Prado is only on my team because of the multiple positions and has just been a black hole on my roster. Im trying to find HR’s any where I can. Thanks G

    • The Guru

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      Thanks, Ty. I’d hold both for now. The multi-positions for Prado is a nice value and Lowrie should have more homers than Peralta.

      • Ty I says:
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        @The Guru: Thank you sir

        • The Guru

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          No prob. Good luck.

  18. Allan says:
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    Guru am I crazy to seriously be about to drop homer bailey for nate eovaldi?

    • The Guru

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      Step away from the bath salts.

  19. chris says:
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    this is my staff what do you think about Deduno this week? he’s at clev and at det

    archer (2)
    Eovaldi 2
    Ventura 2
    lincecum
    perez 2
    porcello
    salazr
    Roberto hernandez
    Nuno
    Deduno

    • The Guru

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      Not touching him in either game.

      • chris says:
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        Thanks!

        • The Guru

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          No prob, thanks for Razzballin’.

  20. Lou says:
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    Hey Guru, Should I trade away Marte & Cingrani for either Freeman or Bruce ?? I need to do a 2 for 1…thx!

    • The Guru

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      Hey Lou, how goes the season? I’d take Freeman given the choice. Good luck.

      • Lou says:
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        @The Guru: @The Guru: thanks Guru! In 10 man rotis, but would u trade Marte & Cingrani to get Freeman, or hold pat? Thx again!

        • The Guru

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          In a 10 teamer sure I would.

          • Lou says:
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            @The Guru: last follow up! If I get Freeman , I would have 4 1B and only 3 OF….how about W Myers instead of Freeman for Marte & Tony?

            • The Guru

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              I’d don’t like that idea. Get Freeman then try to make a deal for an OF with one of your 1B.

              • Lou says:
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                @The Guru: sounds good…you da man! Thx guru

                • The Guru

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                  No prob. Thanks for Razzballin’.

  21. Korey says:
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    Thanks for the good read, I have been growing tired of Salvy in my mixed league.

    AL only question. 10 team, one catcher. I was just offered Tyler Flowers and Alcides Escobar for my AJ Pierzinksy. I have Brad Miller at SS and stream Castro at C with AJ. Hold and hope Miller hits, maybe ask for something else instead of Flowers? Will give opinions please? I greatly appreciate it!

    • The Guru

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      Hi Korey, looks likea good deal to me. Alcides has some SAGNOF! value and Flowers is alright, but I’d ask for something else. You don’t need two catchers.

  22. Tarman Got Him says:
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    2 things:

    I trade Chris Sale for Gerritt Cole, I tried everything and someone budged. Do you like this

    Second thing

    I know Grey loves Gyorko and had me high on him. He really seems to be not worth the hold. It’s frustrating because I think he will turn it around but his first month reminds me of Adam Dunn minus the Home Runs HA.

    Also, would you drop Bauer for Gee?

    3 things, THANKS!!!

    • The Guru

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      Thanks for the question. Sale for Cole seems fair enough, but I prefer Sale (if he’s healthy).

      Hold on Jedd. He hit .199 last April and look what happened.

      Gee has been a surprise. He shut down the Rockies in COL today – impressive. I’d drop Bauer for him.

      • Tarman Got Him says:
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        @The Guru: Thanks!! I trade Sale for the mere fact that I listen to everyone haha. Anything regarding an elbow makes me really nervous. Either way getting Cole seems like a solid trade ya know ?

        • The Guru

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          I hear ya with Sale. He just doesn’t seem to be recovering fast enough and there’s no real timetable for a return. That is def concerning.

  23. Mike says:
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    Think Frieri gets back in closer role?

    • The Guru

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      Never know with Scioscia, but he did say today that Frieri is closer to getting his gig back.

  24. chris says:
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    Roberto Hernandez @ NYM or Charlie Morton home aginst SF?

    • The Guru

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      Gimme the former Fausto – Hernandez.

  25. Sange76 says:
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    12 team head to head points league

    Already rolling with Cano, prado, Reyes at 2nd, 3rd and ss.
    Bogaerts and Neil Walker on the bench
    Chisek and Rondon are my RP
    Have a utility P spot for a relief pitcher if I need..

    Drop walker for Jim Johnson or hold onto Neil as insurance or trade bait?

    • The Guru

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      Grab your Johnson. You have enough in the infield.

      • Sange76 says:
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        @The Guru:

        Thanks! Also have Votto, Morneau and Allen Craig. Still drop walker for Johnson or switch it drop Allen Craig? Or maybe Craig’s just pissing me off as I watch the cards/cubs game…

        • The Guru

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          Don’t drop Craig. Try to trade Morneau while he’s hot.

  26. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    sweet, sweet Guru –

    I’m in a 10-team, 10-player keeper and my OF sucks (Aoki, Beltran, Kemp, Marte, & EY).

    Really want to make a move for Wil Myers before it’s really too late (might be already) – I have Bogaerts, Baez and Machado who just got back. Arenado has been awesome and I’m starting to like him long term.

    Who do you think it makes most sense for me to offer up – Machado right?

    Do you think this is worthwhile, or just hold?

    thanks!

    • The Guru

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      I think that’s a good deal and I’d prefer Myers. See if he’ll bite on the Macho Man.

  27. fliedrice says:
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    hi guru
    i’m wanting to pick up cecil for a few weeks. i’m having hard time choosing who to drop. gregerson or lincecum(any hope)
    its a standard roto, 12 teamer.
    :)

    • The Guru

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      Lincecum is matchup streamer at best it seams. Gregorson could help with ratios and grab a save here and there. Depends on what you need. If you can afford to lose a starter then drop Timmy.

  28. de nachos says:
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    Nice write up as always. Do you know if chapman is coming back early this week? I can’t get an updated time table. I got broxton in a weekly lineup and FAAB league, trying to figure out if I roll with Him for another week or put in a bid for a cheap two-starter like Elias or Ray. *not sure why the iPad capitalized the broxton ‘Him’ pronoun there, maybe it’s a sign he’s going to have a god-like week on his way out. Thanks

    • The Guru

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      Thank, Nacho. Broxton is God? I don’t expect Chapman until the second week of May, this Saturday at the earliest. The Reds are going to send him on rebab this week I believe.

      • de nachos says:
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        @The Guru: Broxton gives us a four save week and we will remember this exchange as one of the seven signs.

        • The Guru

          The Guru says:
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          HA!

  29. My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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    Nice article! With Bruce looking like he’s out for the next 2-3 weeks for knee surgery would you grab Lagaras or Krispie Young? Which is more of a cram?
    Also how do you feel about this trade I was offered?.. I give Harper and Perkins for his Prince and Eaton. (He needs a closer and Harper injured so I think it would be a good buy low on fielder) agree?

    • The Guru

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      Thanks. Freaking injuries! Get Young, trade for Prince.

  30. scottsteelers says:
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    Just had Cain, Bruce abd Rosario go to DL today. Yipee! Also have Latos and Calhoun on DL. With only 3 DL spots im thinkibg of dropping Rosario for Ramos (back on Thursday) what cha think? Rosario hasn’t been anything special

    • The Guru

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      NOOOOO! He’ll be back and hitting 20 bombs over the summer and you’ll wish you had him. I’d prob drop Calhoun if I had to drop someone.

  31. Nightpandas says:
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    Cuddyer too much to give up for Santana?

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      It’s fair enough.

  32. MB says:
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    In a shallow league, okay drop A Gordon for Frazier?

    • The Guru

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      I wouldn’t unless it’s a 3 team league.

  33. Allan says:
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    Play in a shallow league. Got dee gordon at 2nd and Segura at SS. Thinking about moving Dee to short and dropping Segura to pick up Brian Dozier. Thoughts?

    • The Guru

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      I’m a big Dozier fan, but I wouldn’t do it.

      • Allan says:
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        @The Guru: Thanks. Just worried Segura is more 2nd half 2013 than 1st half.

        • The Guru

          The Guru says:
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          I hear you, Allan. Maybe his new “makeover” will change things around.

  34. JoeG414 says:
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    Need a extra OF (Lost Bruce). L.Cain, Lagares, Ludwick, Cowgill, M.Saunders, Heisey . Mixed daily 6×6 roto. Please pick two.. I think I’m leaning towards L.Cain (if healthy) and Heisey. Whata think? Thanks.

    • The Guru

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      Not a lot to be excited about there. I’d prob go with Cowgill and Saunder just because they’ve been playing well lately and usually hit at the top of the order.

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @The Guru:
        I know, I just cut Dyson for Cron ( so I can use him as a DH). I would of kept Dyson and cut someone else, if Cain wasn’t coming back.
        My Team is leading the league with injuries : Avisail Garcia, Paxton, Mesoraco, Bruce, Pineda.

        • The Guru

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          Yes, its the zombie apocalypse. I’m considering fantasy cricket.

  35. Jayone says:
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    Cargo, Everth Cabrera for Tulo?

    • The Guru

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      Interesting trade. Think I’d want the Cargo side.

      • Jayone says:
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        @The Guru: I have dee gordon at ss. Do you think he will hold up this year if I give Tulo?

        • The Guru

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          Dee has been one of the April Hall of Famers. I don’t see how it continues, but it’s been Bizarro World so far this season.

  36. J Boy says:
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    Guru, got offered Votto/AJ Burnett for Rizzo/Haren in. 14 team roto with QS instead of W – no brainer for me right??

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Grab Votto before the bath salts wear off the person who offered this.

      • J Boy says:
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        @The Guru: Thanks! Keep up the good work with the site, Razz is awesome!

        • The Guru

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          Thanks, J.

  37. Sange76 says:
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    Friggin Rondon. Why was he in there for the 4th time in 4 games?? I I hate managers and closers. Anyway , figured id ask the obligatory drop Rondon for Jim Johnson?

    On a side note, in a weekly 12 team head to head points league, better to roll with 3 closers or the extra bench bat, if said bat is pretty good. Just curious.

    • The Guru

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      I’m with you on the frustrations of closer roulette. JJ will have more chances to save games ROS.

      I’d roll 3 closers, but it depends on the bat you’re dropping. I’m not a big fan of carrying abuch of bench bats. Maybe you can trade him if he’s that good.

      • Sange76 says:
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        @The Guru:

        Thanks! I hear ya on the bench bats, but one of them is a stash for G. Polanco. Neil Walker and Allen Craig are my bench bats. Yeah, my squad is pretty good, 4-1 so far….but my bullpen is my Achilles heel so far. Can’t quite nail down a reliable closer besides Chisek.
        Frieri no job, Balfour scary, now Rondon….think I’ll give JJ a shot for a bit…
        Thanks again brother!

        • The Guru

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          No prob. Good luck and thanks for Razzballin’.

          • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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            @The Guru: it’s not rondon’s (or other closers when their managers F’up like that) fault when his arm’s tired from too much usage. Needed a break and manager is too stupid to do it. same as axford today.

  38. Em says:
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    Freeman and morneau for Bautista and sonny gray, which side?

    • The Guru

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      Interesting trade. Give me Joey Bats and Sonny.

      • Em says:
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        @The Guru: thanks for the quick reply

  39. jo says:
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    whats up with everth cabrera? is he droppable? i need pitching depth who would you reccomend

    • The Guru

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      If you can spare him go ahead, but I don’t know what’s available to you. Wily Peralta may be out there.

  40. Jnevs23 says:
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    I know hate is a strong word but I HATE Pablo Sandoval right now! I’m considering dropping him for Todd Frazier. I need power so Adam Dunn could help me as well. Your thoughts?

    • The Guru

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      Don’t hate the Panda. It’s May 4.

    • Papajeansegura says:
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      @Jnevs23: just look what he did last september. feeling the pain tho too I got Pablo because of the scarcity at 3B already had Longo, thought I could trade him early, but his value has just tanked. He’ll come around probably not til he signs that contract though.

      • Jnevs23 says:
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        @Papajeansegura: how do you ask for $100 milli and aren’t hitting your weight? Tho if panda hits his weight he’s in the chase for a Batting crown

  41. Snacks13 says:
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    Jam or Cram? McCann, Montero, Salty

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Jam McCann.

  42. jal179 says:
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    Ian Desmond for Wil Myers? I need OF help. Would be fine filling MI with Villar or Escobar from the wire.

    Secondly, also contemplating Desmond + Ventura for Torii Hunter + Zobrist… I’m not sure which SP to insert… debating between Eovaldi, Sonny or Ventura.

    Help me Guru

    • The Guru

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      Why no love for Desmond? I’d hold.

  43. Lemmingness says:
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    What do you think about Fister’s start @ A’s on Friday? He’s not listed on SoN yet, but would you start him over Gallardo vs NYY, $3.8 on SoN?

    • jal179 says:
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      @Lemmingness:

      I might wait week on Fister

    • The Guru

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      It’s a good place to pitch. I’d give him a go over Gallardo on the road.

  44. jal179 says:
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    3 moves per week starting Mondays 10 team h2h redraft.

    1. DL Rosario and add Montero
    2. Drop Tyson Ross and add Porcello
    3. Drop Mat Joyce and add Marlon Byrd or Collabello–my 5th OF slot is shat and I need HR and RBI help

    These look ok?

    • The Guru

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      I like. Good work. Prob go with Byrd. Cola gets some tough pitching this week.

      • jal179 says:
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        @The Guru:

        thx G

  45. Papajeansegura says:
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    Hurting at OF with Bruce and Harper out. Def need some power and RBIs. Marlon Byrd or Colby Rasmus?

    • The Guru

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      A coin flip really. Prob leaning Rasmus.

  46. fausto says:
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    Aybar over Bogaerts? jAYm or Cragaem? or wait for warmer weather? Id hate to drop him but not putting up a lot of counting stats. fingers crossed Castro keeps up what he’s doing…not much in FA pool. aybar, callaspo, miller(i have a feeling he might be on the verge of a streak), or infante.

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      I still believe in the X-Man. Lets hope he heats up when the Sox get to Texas this week.

  47. Ron says:
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    Everth, Gennett, or Aybar ROS?

    • Ron says:
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      @Ron: OR Jhonny?

      • The Guru

        The Guru says:
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        Still think E-Cab will be the better player ROS.

  48. Lenny says:
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    Drop Victorino to add Desmond Jennings? It’s a 10 tm H2h , weekly roster lock league

    Thanks & happy cinco de mayo!

    • The Guru

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      Thanks, Lenny. I’d stick with Vic.

  49. Big show says:
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    Jhonny peralta, jimmy Rollins, or Andrelton Simmons? I have Simmons but I need power so I was thinking dropping for either Rollins or Jhonny, villar is also available.

    Thanks bud!

    • The Guru

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      I’d go with Rollins there. Thanks for the question.

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