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Jason Heyward sat again yesterday in favor of Jose Constanza.  I don’t want to shout fire in the theater of Razzball, but this isn’t good.  Constanza is making Heyward look like the best seller at the jerk store.  Actually, Heyward was kinda doing it to himself.  This year he has 12 homers and a .222 average.  Laynce Nix called and said he’s doing better.  I think Heyward’s still dealing with shoulder issues and “You got on the wrong side of Glass Chipper” issues.  Heyward can still be a star as soon as next year, but, for this year in redraft leagues, you need to start thinking like Big Boi and back up the back up plans.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Huston Street – Street’s closed, Rockies used alternative route to save the game with Rafael Betancourt.  Street’s soreness isn’t said to be serious enough for a DL stint, but Street’s been known to laugh in the face of ‘not serious enough for a DL stint.’  Since Lindstrom is out too, I’d grab Betancourt for potential vulturing.  If you need a dinette set, go with Rex Brothers.

Angel Pagan – Now has back-to-back games with a homer as he hits leadoff in Reyes’s stead.  Dan Brown’s newest book, Angel & Pagans, tracking Mr. Met to the Vatican may start to gain some believers.

Kyle Blanks – 2-for-4 yesterday and has two hits in each of the last five games, including two homers.  That all coincides with the Padres being on the road.  Hey, Ray Kroc Jr. Jr., when a 375 lbs. power hitter is intimidated by your home park, it’s time to move in the fences.

Jesus Guzman – 2-for-4 as Jesus continues to do everything but walk on water.  Though it’s only Wednesday.

Orlando Hudson – Left the game with a strained left groin.  Hehe, he has two groins.

J.D. Martinez – Hit his 4th homer in his last six games.  Legally I’m required to tell you I don’t think he’ll keep it up, but now it’s time to give J.D. his trial run.

Adam Dunn – Says he will alter his offseason training for next year.  This obviously means he’ll limit his axe swinging, so rejoice tree huggers!

Justin Morneau – Should return next Monday, which will forever be known as Mornday.

Carlos Beltran – Out a few days with a sprained wrist.  If he had a strained groin with his sprained wrist, I wouldn’t shake his hand.

Madison Bumgarner – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, moving his record to 7-11.  Oh, thank heaven!

Dee Gordon – Left yesterday’s game with a sore right shoulder.  Here’s hoping his middle initial isn’t L.

Justin Smoak – Out with a jammed thumb.  He’s hitting .179 since the All-Star break.  Smoak’s cooking with liquid nitrogen!

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks as he faced Alexi Ogando (2 2/3 IP, 6 ER, 10 baserunners) which was billed by ESPN as The Battle of the Tiring Young Pitcher.  Mark Prior threw out the first pitch.  Well, he rolled the ball to the plate and then shrugged.

Endy Chavez – Hit his 5th homer yesterday or the same amount as Aaron Hill, who has turned my middle infield spot into a Dead Endy.

James Shields – 9 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Since his Oakland A’s start of 4 IP, 10 ER, he seems to have eaten a few power-up pellets and regained his Shields power.

Desmond Jennings – 1-for-3 with his 8th steal.  That’s in 17 games.  Conservatively, I’ll say he’s stealing two hundred next year.

Tsuyoshi Nishioka – 1-for-3, hitting .216.  He looks like Kaz Matsui 2.0.

Francisco Liriano – 6 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners (7 BBs), 4 Ks.  For those who can’t pick up on the context clues, 7 walks in 6 innings is not good.  Some would say it’s bad.  Johnny Cochran would’ve said it’s egregious.

Hanley Ramirez- Has been out since August 2nd as he nurses his shoulder.  He has a nipple on his shoulder?! Five dollars of imaginary money says Hanley will be DL’d in the next day or so.  As Jack McKeon said, “He wants to play, but if it bothers him and he can’t reach for the ball, what good is it?  Can I leave now?  You’re making me miss the early bird.”

John Buck – Has two straight games with a homer.  Or to misquote M.I.A., Bucky Gone Gone.

Brandon Beachy – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Constantly amazed at how many people started asking if they should drop Beachy after his bad game in Coors and haven’t stopped asking.  He’s been that bad?  Not rhetorical!

Dan Uggla – His hitting streak is up to 30 games.  In other news, water is dry.

Zack Cozart – Sounds like he’s headed for season-ending surgery.  Dr. James Andrews, “Not ’til I say so.  Muahahahahaha…”

Dontrelle Willis – 8 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Well, hello there!  Wow.  Where you been hidin’, Willis?  I wouldn’t add him in all leagues, but in some deeper ones or where you need to gamble, I’d look at him.

Esmil Rogers – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks and his third decent start in a row. Rogers works with a mid-90’s fastball, slider, changeup– Wait, who am, Stephen?  Rogers should have a mid to high 7 K-rate and be in the rotation for the rest of the season as long as he doesn’t Mr. Bungle things.  Esmil, “Holy chicken mole, this is enormous pressure!”  In deep mixed leagues and NL-Only leagues, I’d grab Rogers to see if you can ride the lightning in a bottle or whatever that cliche is.

Josh Willingham – Hit his 2nd homer in as many games.  Willingham, that’s just not kosher.  Hasn’t cooled off since I labeled him a Buy on Friday.

Rich Harden – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Has more Ks than innings and finally looked impressive, like the old Harden.  Well, actually, the old Harden would’ve thrown out his back after a teammate high-fived him.

Bobby Abreu – 2-for-5 with two homers.  Abreu has been a good August hitter in the past, but his past goes back.  For instance, you might hear him say things like, “I remember when baseball’s weren’t hit with bats but with steroids.”

Eduardo Nunez – 2-for-3 with his 17th and 18th steals to go along with his 4 homers.  A-Rod has 13 homers and 4 steals.  So Nunez is definitely no flop, but A-Rod’s hole cards of 52 RBIs and 53 runs are obviously better.

Chien-Ming Wang – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners (1 Hit), 1 K.  He’s trying to get you to fall for the old-banana-in-the-tailpipe.  Don’t do it.

Corey Hart – Returned to the lineup (hand) and picked up right where he left off (homer) and hopes to continue (wearing sunglasses at night).

Kyle Gibson – Partial tear of his right elbow.  All those years his dad made him emulate his World Series trot couldn’t have helped.

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  1. WDE05 says:
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    Of course Angel Pagan is crushing the ball now. I dumped him 3 days ago. Would have made for another great “buy now, because I’m selling” articles. Can’t top the ones from earlier this season on Swisher and Mike Morse though. Those guys have hit the ball like GD cyborgs since right after I dropped them.

  2. debar says:
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    mauer for bumgarner, fair trade? or would cueto be better? no one seems to want this loser mauer.

  3. Chinaski says:
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    Hey grey,
    Kipnis or espinosa?
    Thanks

  4. Fletch says:
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    Bonifacio or Prado from here on out?

  5. MrHappyTime says:
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    Grey, who you like rest of the season. Pagan, Bay, Fowler, Blanks or JD Martinez? Give me your top 3, thanks..

  6. MrHappyTime says:
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    Also, am I crazy if I start Gio @ Toronto today?

  7. mc serch says:
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    Morning Grey….how we feeling about starting Yo-lease at Cincy and YoGa at St. Louis manana? I’m 19 innings under the pace but still thinking bout sitting them both.

  8. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Not psyched (nor amped, nor stoked) about starting Ubaldo vs. Det… but a quick look at the schedule says he’ll probably get the Tigers three, maybe four more times to finish the year. If I’m not gonna’ start him, I may as well drop him (and I’m not doing that).

  9. Paulie Allnuts

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    Angel Pagan – “Now has back-to-back games with a homer as he hits leadoff in Reyes’s stead. Dan Brown’s newest book, Angel & Pagans, tracking Mr. Met to the Vatican may start to gain some believers.”

    Thats so good I would plagiarize it if I were one to plagiarize, which of cause I am not. But I am tempted…;

    Of course, I just traded Bumgarner and cut Abreau on the same day in a Yahoo league. That’s the way my year has gone.

    Thanks for the rundown.

  10. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Grey:one more question….

    8 team points league,I have Crawford,Gordon,Ellsbury,Lind,Jennings,Trumbo,Espinosa and Stubbs for 3 OF and 2 UTL.Drop Heyward in order to turn the spot into a rotating hot shmotatoe/streamer spot?

    Willingham,Werth,Arencibia,Hart,Bumgarner,Bills,Wandy,Stauffer are just some of the players available right now.

    btw,pitching weighs very heavily in this league.

    also,

  11. golfnut says:
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    Hey Grey……
    Would you drop Pineda for Bedard or Beachy?

  12. The talented Mr. Dope man says:
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    @ Grey:

    ROS: Niese, Hensley, E. Rogers, D. Willis?

  13. Dean Youngblood says:
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    @ Mr. Grey

    My MI is Beckham, Sizemore, Desmond, Barmes. Which of these slugs should I drop for Lowrie?

  14. Cheese

    Cheese says:
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    Lowrie or Furcal? Since my league has no bench spots, I won’t only need production, but also at-bats. Furcal will get those at bats, but will Lowrie?

  15. ChiliDavisConCarne says:
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    @Grey et al,
    Thoughts on starting Billingsley v PHI today? He’s been good at home this year, but not great recently. PHI matchup not exactly nice, either.

  16. Wilsonian says:
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    Back to my Heyward keeper question… Would you deal him for any of the following: Pence, Adam Jones, Bourn, Berkman, Jennings?

  17. Tom the Niner says:
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    Grey, my pitching has been terrible lately. My SP’s include: Luebke, Kershaw, Anibal Sanchez, Roy Oswalt, Chacin, Wandy and Marcum. My RP’s include Chris Perez, Walden, Joel H, and Joe Nathan. Do I stay put, drop a RP for a Niemann or Rich Harden, or do I try to trade useless Carl Crawford for Max Scherzer or Mat Latos? Thanks!

  18. shoopdewhoop says:
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    would you rather have
    Granderson or Ethier/Lawrie – ROS?

  19. ruah says:
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    Who’s left out? Carp, Willingham, Martinez

    Hochevar over Holland, Cecil?

  20. toolagio says:
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    Damn you Grey!

    “Mark Prior threw out the first pitch. Well, he rolled the ball to the plate and then shrugged.”

    Tea is not meant to come out of my nose.

  21. dingbat says:
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    Worth dropping Rauch for R. Betancourt? If not, how about J. Niese? I’ve got a rotation of Weaver, Zimm, Bumgarner, Latos, Garza, Marcum, Luebke, and Niese (with Strasburg on the DL), and I’m 47 IP ahead of the innings limit pace, so I’m thinking it makes more sense to roster an elite RP than a decent SP like Niese.

  22. McBainus says:
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    @Grey: I’m in a league where closers are massively overvalued, however, i need one badly.
    Best deal i can get someone to agree to is Mark Reynolds for Andrew Bailey…is that totally ridiculous?

  23. Brew Crew says:
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    Start or Sit Bills vs. Phils (12 Team ROTO/Im +55 Innings in an innings capped league of 1450)

    Also same question for F-Her this weekend vs BOS??

  24. wingsnbeer says:
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    holland v seattle good start? need qs/win

  25. alldayLT says:
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    grey: $360 budget. is ryan braun worth keeping at $55?

  26. Howard says:
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    @Grey Spot start for tonight:
    Filthy vs Pit
    Holland vs Seattle
    Collmenter vs Hou
    W. Davis vs KC

    I like them all. Which do you like best? Need wins!

  27. side says:
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    Is Cecil worth holding on to in a 16 man league or just more of a spot starter?

  28. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Grey:sorry,the original question i wanted to ask was about starting Ubaldo tonight vs DET,yes or no?

    10 team 8×8 h2h

  29. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @alldayLT: how many teams number 1,if its 8 then that makes a big difference ,if its 12 then you can probably buy him back for that and keep a cheap up-n-comer for 5 bucks

  30. Wilsonian says:
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    Keeper league deal – which side?

    Heyward/Espinosa/Lester/Cecil for Gardner/Crawfor/Latos/Ervin?

  31. farcus says:
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    the headline is a real groaner of a reach, and i mean that in the best possible way.

  32. Big Nate says:
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    Pick two of these four for ROS: Tim Hudson, E Santana, Marcum or Cueto.

    Thanks Grey!

  33. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @WDE05: Ha!

    @debar: It’s fair.

    @Chinaski: Kipnis

    @Fletch: Bonifacio, depends on needs.

    @MrHappyTime: Leave out Bay and Fowler.

    @MrHappyTime: Yes

    @mc serch: Not good on Chacin, but I’d start them both.

    @Awesomus Maximus: Yup

    @Paulie Allnuts: You’re welcome.

    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Sure

    @golfnut: Beachy

    @The talented Mr. Dope man: Niese

    @Dean Youngblood: Sizemore

    @Cheese: Furcal

    @ChiliDavisConCarne: Start him.

    @Wilsonian: Pence

    @Tom the Niner: Grab Niemann.

    @shoopdewhoop: Grandy

    @ruah: Carp…Nope

    @toolagio: Hehe

    @dingbat: Niese

    @McBainus: It’s fine.

    @Brew Crew: Start both.

    @wingsnbeer: Yup

    @alldayLT: Depends

    @Howard: Filthy

    @side: Hold

    @Wilsonian: Heyward

    @farcus: Hehe

    @Big Nate: Ervin, Marcum

  34. ChiliDavisConCarne says:
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    @Grey or anybody else…
    Trade possibility
    I give up: Votto, Kemp, B.Phillips, Billingsley
    and get: Teix, Cruz, Zobrist, Marcum

    10 team H2H league, losing most weeks in R/RBI/HR right now, and winning SB/OBP pretty easily, so have a bit to lose.

    Thoughts?

  35. DHill Dragons says:
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    Better late than never…

    In the first 107 games of the season Starlin Castro had 3 HR’s.
    In the last 6 games Starlin Castro has 3 HR’s.

    Overall he has 42 extra base hits, is hitting near .315, has double digit+ steals, and is currently ranked 53rd in my league in overall scoring (including pitchers). Not bad for an 18th round pick.

  36. alldayLT says:
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    @grey: to clarify, i would like to know if braun is worth keeping at $55 because my original plans were to dominate pitching next yr but im not sure that is the right move. is keeping lincecum, king felix, verlander and wainwright next yr a bad move?

  37. alldayLT says:
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    to add, id likely have to deal one of those guys to get braun

  38. DHill Dragons says:
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    Looking back at my draft I was surprised to see how many draft picks I made that have turned out to be huge values. Check this out…

    Round 2 – Ryan Braun
    Round 4 – Matt Kemp
    Round 6 – Andrew McCutchen
    Round 8 – Chase Utley
    Round 11 – Jay Bruce
    Round 15 – Gio Gonzalez
    Round 18 – Starlin Castro
    Round 21 – Howard Kendrick
    Round 27 – Michael Morse
    Waiver – Michael Pineda
    Waiver – Johnny Cueto
    Waiver – J J Hardy
    Waiver – Mark Trumbo
    Waiver – Chris Carpenter (I added him just when he turned things around)

    In our draft the last 2 rounds (28 & 29) contained picks of Asdrubal Cabrera, Mike Morse, Melky Cabrera, & Michael Bourn. All have had huge years. Further proof not to get bored and mail it in at the back end of your fantasy drafts, those upside picks can win your league when they hit.

  39. BobbyI says:
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    @Grey…better spot start for the week (my league does weekly transactions on wednesday)…d hudson vs. NYM, peavy vs. KC…c lewis @OAK

  40. TheNewGuy says:
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    Ha good stuff as always Grey.

    Chasing top spot in a congested standings in my contract keeper league (currently 2nd). Have a lot of ground to make up in RBIs and OBP and looking at:
    J Hamilton ($24) for R Weeks ($15) and D Mesoraco/M Montgomery (hopefully Montgomery).

    Solid deal? Have a lot of DLd guys currently so even if I don’t keep Hamilton I need to improve my offense to give me a chance to win this year.

  41. slam says:
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    Dee Gordon, Eduardo Nunez, Furcal or Bartlett?

    I’ve got Dee now, but with this injury I could get screwed

  42. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: understood. Which side here: Lester or Crawford/Latos?

  43. Brewman says:
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    Grey…..

    Drop Pineda for McCarthy, Nova, Colon, Niese, Cecil, or Bedard?

  44. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: as you know, I’m trying to get some kind of help in the OF (since I basically have Hamilton, Stanton and a useless Heyward). Would you advise me to make this deal?

  45. Steve Stevenson says:
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    The other day I was asking about dropping a closer for a SP in a shallow H2H, and you suggested dropping Santos over Bailey or Walden. But that was right around when Sale got the rogue save, and while Ozzie’s bullpen usage patterns are still a little bizarre, the latest Closer Look has them ranked Santos-Bailey-Walden. Ks and WHIP are nice, but I’m mainly just looking for SAGNOF. Who do you drop? Could also drop Chacin if you think his value’s pretty much done for the year, but I’d like to add a SP for roster construction purposes rather than make a lateral move.

  46. Joel says:
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    No love for Cliff Lee Clavin?

  47. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Wilsonian: Yeah, go for it.

    @Steve Stevenson: They’re a toss up. For straight saves, I’d do the same move I suggested.

    @Joel: A great pitcher pitched great, not sure what there is to say.

  48. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: and that got shot down. He said Lester wasn’t even worth Crawford. Pretty sure all trade talks are dead there…

  49. Jason says:
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    @DHill Dragons:

    Bourn in the 28th/29th rd? Does your league not count steals? I’d be surprised if he made it past the 15th in any of my drafts this year.

  50. Chillmodious says:
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    @Grey,

    The only thing stopping me from grabbing Nunez is the impending return of A-Rod. What kind of playing time/value do you think he has after this weekend? (I’m in a non-keeper league)

  51. DHill Dragons says:
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    @Grey: Lee also hit his 2nd HR of the year which ended up being the difference in the game. He drove in more runs than he gave up, and he’s done that on a handful of occasions this year. Not bad for a pitcher that has been in the NL for exactly one season in his career. Do you think he secretly worked in the cage while he was in the AL or is he just a natural hitter? One other funny observation is that Cliff Lee as of today has a higher batting average than Jayson Werth and almost identical slugging percentages. Crazy!

  52. DHill Dragons says:
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    @Jason: We count steals, but we also get -1 for getting caught. I think it was his lack of power, relatively high K rate, his .265 batting average and the poor team he plays(ed) on which hurts his runs scored that kept him available late in our draft. Going into this season all he really was good for was steals, he’s certainly helped his value this year.

  53. Grey:

    In h2h 6×6 league, Neimann or Lilly ROS? Should I be worried about Niemann’s tough remaining schedule chock full of Sox, yanks and rangers re: Niemann?

  54. Bombo Rivera says:
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    I’m right on pace regarding the games started limit. I need wins and Ks but want to avoid disasterous starts in order to preserve my slim lead in WHIP and ERA.

    Sit both Ubaldo (vs DET) and Gio (@ TOR), right?

    Thanks.

  55. Chillmodious says:
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    @Grey

    Thanks as always. It’s a (fantasy) shame that Nunez’s thievery corporation isn’t too big to fail. Keeping with the NYC theme, Does Justin Turner warrant an add with all the injuries in the Mets’ infield? I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel for a playoff surprise among Turner/Carp/J Weeks/Constanza/A WARM BODY.

  56. Bombo Rivera says:
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    One point in favor of starting Gio tonight is that he’s facing a guy making his major league debut, freshly promoted from AA. Decent shot at a win, or is Gio too likely to blow up in my face?

  57. jack says:
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    if phillips goes on DL (elbow now), who can best replicate his production: J Weeks, Kipnis, or Altuve? Weeks best for steals, Altuve best for avg, Kipnis best for power … but which one will give me the most complete package upside?

  58. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: this is true…which is probably why I’m in 1st and he’s in 11th in a 16 Teamer.

  59. Joel says:
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    Grey,

    ROS, Lilly or Niemann? Does the TB killer schedule full of Sox, Yanks and rangers really hurt Niemann’s value? THANKS!

  60. Wake Up says:
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    re:Dunn

    I thought Luke Scott was the one who’s off-season was filled with axe swinging and tea-bagging.

  61. DHill Dragons says:
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    At Dodger Stadium a correction is in progress.

    Worley has given up 5 runs in the first inning.

  62. Ralph says:
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    @Grey…

    With Hanley heading to the DL, should I stick with Rafael Furcal as my ss or pick up Eduardo Nunez for Furcal?

    Thanks.

  63. The Den says:
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    I follow Grey’s theory for H2H leagues: Stack the offense and throw a bunch of pitchers each week. It’s worked great this year, but now that’s playoffs time do I can do to acquire an ace? I can do Hamilton/Bedard for Hamels/Kubel

    9 x9 12 team H2H

    C: M. Montero

    1B: M. Cabrera

    2B: J. Kipnis

    SS: E. Andrus

    3B: D. Wright

    OF: J. Hamilton

    OF: J. Upton

    OF: J. Bruce

    UTL: D. Jennings

    BN: P. Bourjos

    SP: M. Bumgarner, G. Gonzalez, D. Fister, S. Marcum, E. Bedard, J. Mcdonald, M. Garza, J. Niemann, E. Jackson

    RP: C. Perez, J. Hanrahan, M. Melancon

  64. nyydj2 says:
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    Hi Gray, my main money keeper league, you can keep only three and lose the round the next year. Keepers have to be players taken from round 6 on and can be kept forever. I’m debating dumping Heyward to open up some flex for the playoffs. 12 team 6X6 H2H. Current keepers are:
    Hamilton (6th rd)
    Heyward (9)
    Stanton (10)

    I took Kimbrel in the 12th but don’t think I should keep a closer or any pitcher for that matter. I have picked up several players this year that I am holding on and playing somewhat, they would require a 10th round pick if I choose to keep any of them and with Stanton in my 10th and heyward in my 9th it would mean an eighth round pick unless I dump Heyward (9th). Those players are:
    Hosmer
    Jennings
    Lawrie

    Even debating losing Hammy but not til the end of season, losing Heyward would help me now with the playoffs. Should I dump him? What three would you keep for next year at this point?

    Thank you sir!

  65. nyydj2 says:
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    By the way, you may remember earlier this year that you blessed a trade I made getting Uggla and Garza for Lind and Pineda. I say you may remember because you even apologized for it, much to my embarrassment. Well, the marathon that this game is has made it a much more satisfying trade now that the playoffs are near. You made the right call after all, as we are all accustomed to! Cheers and thank you!

  66. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @nyydj2: Nice…Glad it’s now working out. I wouldn’t drop Heyward there.

  67. L-Boogie says:
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    ROS Question of the Day:

    Regardless of position, Swisher or Sandoval in 12 team, 5×5 league?

    Thanks dude.

  68. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:

    Allen Craig returns today. Immediate add where you’re hurting in 2B?

    Or would you prefer EY Jr.?

    12-team, OBP league.

  69. wingsnbeer says:
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    blanks or rasmus ros? looking for rbis hr

  70. wingsnbeer says:
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    do u think power m.r have value in 12 team roto? k/9 count non holds league. thinking of adding adams, clippard,frank frank

  71. Paul R says:
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    just got offered Fielder/Bedard for Hosmer/Kennedy. rest of pitching staff is Halladay, Greinke, Beckett, Romero, Nolasco, Bumgarner, Garza. I feel like I have the depth and thats a huge upgrade at 1B. make the deal?

  72. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Paul R: yeah,i like it

  73. Chillmodious says:
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    @Paul R

    I’m a nobody, but…. you’ve got to make that deal. Especially if you’re in a non-keeper.

  74. chata says:
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    cutch ….ATB baby

  75. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:
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    @wingsnbeer: If you’re looking to add multiple MR, Adams, Clippard, and Chapman are go to guys. Plenty of innings, low ratios, and high K rates.

  76. wingsnbeer says:
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    @feeding the abcess: thanks for the help

    @grey: thx for advice..fifth of slot open, catp v holland or rasmus v gio?

  77. DHill Dragons says:
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    Wow, the Phillies were down 5-0 in the 1st and now lead 9-7 in the 6th! How ’bout those Fightin’s. And Worley is now off the hook.

  78. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Grey,

    5×5 H2h, Start M.Joyce or A. Lind tonight for Utility.

    Reply

  79. Sir says:
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    On a 5×5 league that uses OBP instead of AVG, would you rather have Butler or Hart in your Util spot?

    (Thanks!)

  80. Sir says:
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    On a 5×5 league that uses OBP instead of AVG, would you rather have Butler or Hart in your Util spot (for the rest of the season)?

    (Thanks!)

  81. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Grey:10 team 8×8 h2h keeper,I need SP and I have Rollins at SS.trade Elvis for Latos?

  82. Scott says:
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    Dynasty league. My pitching is real weak and I’m out of contention for this year so I’m rebuilding.

    Was offered: Homer Bailey and Edinson Volquez
    I would give: Bud Norris

    If so would you drop Wilin Rosario, James McDonald or Garrett Richards?

    If not, is it close (i.e. should I ask for a bit more), or does your Bailey hatred apply to the future as well and I should avoid at all costs?

  83. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Can’t trade Rollins for him? It’s okay.

    @Scott: I wouldn’t take on two headaches for one.

  84. Brew Crew says:
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    Have to bench one OF tonight, Lind or Chris Young??

  85. Tele says:
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    @Grey:

    Start Anibal @ ATL tonight? Game starts in a few minutes and I’m still on the fence… can’t afford another hit to my ratios.

    Thanks in advance. :)

  86. VinWins

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    Matt Holliday has been scratched from tonight’s lineup after tweaking his back in a pre-game workout.

  87. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Tele: Sorry, need to give me a bit more time.

    @VinWins: Thanks for the heads up!

  88. Steve says:
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    JJ just gave me a Hardy.

    The only reason Pagan is turning it on, is that he’s up against me this week.

  89. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @VinWins: said he hurt it lifting weights

  90. Steve says:
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    A year too late, Granderson. A year too late.

  91. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    its kinda mean to have a kid make his first career start at Yankee stadium,isnt it?

    Richards is down 3-0 in the first w/ no one out yet.

  92. royce! says:
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    I know Qs like this come up every year around this time, but what’s the deal w/ GS limits in the RCL? According to the stattracker, I just lost a point in wins to a team that maxed out a week ago. Does it count stats and then modify them later, before the next day? I don’t want to have to double check the totals. That’s why we have computers– for counting and celebrity sex tapes.

  93. TomtheBod says:
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    @Grey I have Lawrie as my only second baseman, but I’m not sure if I can depend on him for the stretch run. I have 2 trade offers on the table where I would get either Michael Young or Ben Zobrist. Which trade would you make, #1 or #2?

    Trade #1: Ichiro and Farnsworth for Ben Zobrist; or
    Trade #2: Ichiro and Jordan Walden for Michael Young.

  94. Tele says:
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    @Grey:

    No need to apologize, posted just in case you were around. Luckily, I didn’t start Anibad.. yeesh.

  95. Tom the Niner says:
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    Grey, do I start Chacin tomorrow at Cincy?

  96. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @TomtheBod: I’d do either if I were fine for saves. Take Young…

    @Tele: Yup…

  97. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: not reaqlly but im working,it is healed but getting the muscles back to form is taking longer than i thought,nothing a few brews wont cure

  98. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Ubaldo….I shouldve known better.I refuse to watch his starts anymore.I havent watched a single pitch live since April.

  99. Feeding the Abscess

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    Venable, doin work on the road again.

  100. TravestyJones says:
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    Jair or Anibal the rest of the way?

  101. Feeding the Abscess

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    @Grey: We all should!

    A cheap and pretty effective OF platoon would be Venable on the road/Fowler at home. If I were in a daily league I’d do just that.

  102. Wilsonian says:
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    Good spot start out of Carp for me tonight…too bad I dropped him this morning for a JD Martinez spot start tomorrow. Hopefully I can go 2 for 2 on random pickups with bombs this week.

    Do you think this Carp fella keeps reelin’ in the big ones this season?

  103. Wilsonian says:
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    Also, can you check out my post in the forums about trades? I know you already responded, but I asked another question about your response. Thanks man. I appreciate all the help.

  104. STRAWberry says:
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    @ Anyone

    Drop Holland for Nova?

  105. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Lawrie grand slam

  106. Nick says:
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    @Grey: Dump Aybar for Betancourt or Alex Gonzalez? Also do you like McCarthy, Harden, Peavy or Porcello better than McDonald or Cecil?

  107. Feeding the Abscess

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    Ya buddy!

  108. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Lawrie gets a standing ovation in the 6th inning of a meaningless game.

  109. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:
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    @VinWins: Mad he didn’t pick up MLB’s #1 broseph

  110. Wilsonian says:
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    Too bad Lawrie had to do that when Gio was still responsible for some of those runs…

  111. Trevor

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    GIO GONZ!! Hats off to his BBs!

  112. Steve says:
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    Sonavabenched by LoMo.

    Bet I’m not the only one.

  113. VinWins

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    Lawrie just missed another HR; gets double.

  114. nick m. says:
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    Lawrie or Kipnis ROS in H2H?

  115. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    parnell stinks

  116. Steve says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Wouldn’t complain too much.

    And that’s from a serial complainer.

  117. Exactly says:
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    don’t need saves and my DH is D. Lee, would you do chris perez for kubel?

  118. Grey

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    @nick m.: Actually, I just saw Kipnis had a huge day so I’d go with him, but it is a tossup.

    @Exactly: Eh

  119. Terrence Mann says:
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    Im betting $1000 on Kyle Blanks to be the first man ever with a 57 game hitting streak.

  120. Steve says:
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    For all those wondering why JD Martinez is oh-fer, it’s because I picked him up.

  121. Wilsonian says:
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    @Steve: thanks Steve. Good thing I picked him up today for tomorrow’s games, not today’s.

  122. Awesomus Maximus

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    There is an orgy of rookie nookie on my team page right now: Lawrie… Kipnis… LoMo… Jesus.

    As in “Guzman,” not “Christ that’s a lot of rookie nookie!” Just wanted to be clear.

  123. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Wilsonian: me to

  124. Steve says:
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    Hmmm. Hernandez in for the save. Not like Putz has worked a string of days in a row, either.

  125. Eng says:
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    Cliff Lee or Ryan Zimmerman?

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