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Jesus Montero was sent down and the Mariners called up Jesus Sucre.  Jesus for Jesus was the original name of Jews for Jesus when it only had one member.  The only thing that I pray is that my Brayan Pena don’t fail me now…Jesus sucks!  And I don’t think there is nothing Montero can do now to right my wrongs…Jesus Sucks!  I want to talk to Yan Gomes, but I’m afraid because we ain’t spoke in so long…Jesus Sucks!  To the SAGNOF hustlers, worm burners, lefty murderers, HGH drug dealers especially A-Rod’s cousin… Jesus Sucks for them!  To victims of Ron Popeil ‘Set it and Forget It’ catcher management style for we living in hell here hell yeah, Jesus Sucks for them!  I.e., good riddance, Montero.  With Easter passed, I have no idea when Jesus will be back, but I’d drop him in all leagues.   Shoppach will take over full-time now, but this should put Mike Zunino firmly on your radars.  On the most recent prospect power rankings, Zunino was honorably mentioned.  Last time Scott, our prospect writer, really hooked his chompers into Zunino, he said this, “Zunino will likely surface in Seattle at some point in 2013, but his fantasy value, once up, is tough to gauge.  His tools profile suggests he’ll eventually develop into a very nice big league catcher, and one you’ll want in fantasy leagues.  But most people around baseball don’t see the Travis D’Arnaud/Jesus Montero/Devin Mesoraco-type ceiling with Zunino.  Then again, he’s surpassed expectations at every stop thus far, and it’s within reason to think he could continue to do so at the highest level.  A real overachiever, like our very own Grey.”  Hey, thanks!  A word about that quote.  (Actually a few words.)  Jesus Montero is mentioned in there, and that’s not a goof by Scott, this just shows you what catcher prospects look like when they come up.  Catchers tend to take a while to develop because they’re learning defense as much as offense.  They can’t just hit, they need to play defense.  Well, except for Mike Piazza.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Adam Eaton – An MRI showed no structural damage on his elbow, but he can’t throw a baseball for 2-3 weeks.  Unfortunately, it’s the next two to three weeks and not two to three weeks in, say, November.  You can continue to stash Eaton like you’re living in a 1950′s fallout shelter, but he’s probably at least a month away, and his rest of the season projections on his player page aren’t all the favorable.

Ike Davis – The Mets said they might demote him next week.  Potentially playing into their decision is the Mets have a special weekend celebration planned with an Ike Davis Bobblehead giveaway to the first 1000 fantasy baseballers who had him defecate on their team.

Zack Wheeler – A high ranking Mets official, who we’ll just call Gustav Klimet, said Wheeler will be up around June 6th.  Can I nap until then?  Lay me down to sleep, I pray Zack Wheeler my fantasy savior to keep.  Because it was a short day yesterday, let’s live with me for a second.  I have Greinke, Gallardo, David Price, Peavy, Odorizzi and Wheeler.  After the Marlins start, I will drop Odorizzi and go to another streamer vs. the Marlins.  But how fantastic can my pitching be from June until October?  The best fantasy staff that’s ever been born from a fantasy womb?  P to the erhaps.  More likely, Greinke’s collarbone didn’t properly heal resulting in a setback, Price never comes back fully and Peavy gets hurt.  Fantasy Baseball:  When Reality Isn’t Stressful Enough.

Andrew McCutchen – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and 2 steals.  Let’s go in our Wayback Machine.  *wavy lines, bell-bottomed pants*  Whoa, too far!  Oh, wait, those are bell bottoms on a present-day Prince.  Okay, so about a week ago, I said McCutchen went on his torrid hot streak last year around this same time.  In the last week, he’s hit 2 homers and over .400 with 5 steals.  Yup.

Travis Snider – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  He was a part-time player up until this week, but he’s started playing ever since the Hitter-Tron said it liked him.  What does that horny robot know that we don’t?  Hitter-Tron, “I know what should really be stuck into electric outlets.”

Starling Marte – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 11th steal.  Marte said when he runs, he pictures Jose Tabata’s 50-year-old wife chasing him.

Edwin Jackson – 3 IP, 4 ER but was pulled after the game went into a rain delay.   I had a whole thing planned if Edwin pitched a good game.  About how he’s the highest ranked player on the rest of the season Player Rater with the lowest percentage owned (yes, that Player Rater predicts how players will do vs. what they have done).  How Edwin’s been far better than his 6.11 ERA indicates.  How he’s just been hellaciously unlucky.  But now I won’t be able to use any of that.  *walks away whistling*

Starlin Castro – 2-for-4, which is fine, but he was going against Michael McKenry, who gives out extra bases like a mismanaged prostitute.  Castro needs to adopt a capitalist perspective and take what’s his.

J.P. Arencibia – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer as he says no soup for you Gausman streamers!  That’s not nice, Arencibia, and your first two initials make it seem like you’d be Just Peachy.

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer, a grand slam.  Edwinning.

Brandon Morrow – 7 IP, 6 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks.  On one hand, he probably stayed in an inning too long because he gave up two homers without getting any outs in the 8th.  On the other hand, he only threw 98 pitches; he should be able to throw more than that with a cushy lead and not give up homers.  On a third hand, who has a third hand?  Freak!

Kevin Gausman – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  His stuff looked legit, clocking out at 99 MPH.  You should’ve seen some of the hitters’ faces when they saw that passing *pinkie to mouth* Gaus.  In the end, his girlfriend was in the front row and he got nervous.  Same thing happened when I was going for the New Jersey State Checker Championship in the 9th grade.  King me, snitches!  Ah, glory days.  Any the hoo!  I’d continue to roll with Gausman as long as he stays in the rotation.  If anyone got cold feet because of yesterday and dropped him, I’d pick him up.  Cold feet are for the sockless!  That’s my rallying cry.

Manny Machado – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and three doubles.  Sometimes, I’ll sit by my window, staring at the moon, thinking of Machado, wondering if Machado is staring at the same moon thinking of me.

Chris Davis – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer.  Yeah, but he lowered his season average two points!

Nate McLouth – 2-for-5 and his 15th steal.  Can I go back in time and not draft Desmond Jennings and just draft McLouth in the last round?  Oops, that wasn’t meant for you, that was meant for my genie, Larry.

Chase Utley – Placed on the DL with an oblique strain.  The Phillies sound similarly oblique with his timetable for return at 2 to 4 weeks.

Michael Pineda – Went five innings in an extended Spring Training game.  Extended Spring Training has foot-long hot dogs and very tall people (anyone over six-foot is tall to me; my picture is actual size).  Pineda was hitting 93 MPH and said he felt great.  Isn’t that what everyone says?  The moment a pitcher says they don’t feel great, they need Tommy John surgery.  You can stash Pineda, but he’s probably not back until mid-July, and a lot can happen between then and now.  Oh, and that Montero for Pineda trade between the Mariners and Yankees?  18 months later, still a push!

Kevin Youkilis – Should be back in about a week.  He should also bring back his goatee.  Have you seen Youk without it?

Mark Teixeira – Will start a rehab assignment on Tuesday.  The Yankees have Jeter, Youk, A-Rod and Tex all hoping to return soon.  2004 can’t get here soon enough!

Tommy Hanson – Could be ‘weeks away,’ or as they in Rickie Weeks house, “He’s away.”

Mike Trout – 2-for-4, 2 runs and he declared himself The King of Slam & Legses with his 10th homer and 10th steal.  And when he said “legses” it didn’t sound weird.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Yup, never had any doubt in my mind about him.  Okay, a smidge.

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  You know when you finally trust hm next year he’s gonna fail you.  You know this, right?

Joe Blanton – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K.  Stream-o-Nator, “Told ya so.”

Ernesto Frieri – 2/3 IP, 2 ER as he was the Escape Goat, but he’s given up a run in his last three appearances and The Sciosciapath barely waited until the bags were warm with Royals yesterday before yanking Frieri from the game.  Madson is optimistically looking at July for a return and Frieri looks like he might be a Cuddle Boy.  Coello got the save yesterday.  His numbers so far on the Angels have been a thing of beauty (7 1/3 IP, 12 Ks, 0.00 ERA, 0.27 WHIP), but he’s shown some wildness in the minors.  He throws a forkball-knuckler hybrid that is as hard to hit as it is to control.  He was the closer in Triple-A, and, well, The Sciosciapath has done crazier things.

Will Middlebrooks – Left yesterday’s game with lower back spasms.   Spasms is such an ugly word.  How about lower back person, either male or female, who can be over-dramatic, moody, weird, quirky, flamboyant, annoying, suggestive, passionate or socially awkward?  Isn’t that better?

Ryan Dempster – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA is up to 4.69.  Oh, Big Biscuit, what has thee wrought?

Daniel Nava – 2-for-2, 1 run, hitting near .300 in the last week and has more counting stats (25 runs, 29 RBIs) than you can shake a stick at.  On our Player Rater, he’s currently in front of guys owned in a lot more leagues than him.  Some guys he’s in front of are Allen Craig, De Aza, Jennings, Zobrist, Ellsbury, should I stop?, Gardner, seriously just say when, Torii Hunter, or you can say whoa, Lorenzo Cain, Markakis, or just stop reading, Austin Jackson, I might be here a while, Cespedes, okay I’m done.

 David Ortiz – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  He said this f**king homer is for Boston.  (BTW, take “this f**king homer is for Boston,” remove the asterisks, put in the letters and put that phrase in the Twitter search box.  I have no idea why either.  Must be a B-side on one of his early albums.)

Zach McAllister – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, 2.89 ERA on the year.  The Regression Fairies are gonna find you McAllister and they’re gonna make you pay.

Michael Bourn – 3-for-6, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  As the principle disciple of SAGNOF, I don’t own Bourn anywhere.  Think he’s crazy overrated, but you want more steals if you own him, right?  I mean, that’s all you want and you want him to drive a dump truck to your driveway and pour steals out all over the pavement like they’re dead fish.

Mark Reynolds – 3-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs and hitting .261 on the year.  But how long until that’s .190?  That’s the Reynolds rap.

Drew Stubbs – 3-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs.  For a short schedule day, you had a pretty good chance at a batty call.   I mean, across all the games yesterday did anyone not get a hit?  Oh, yeah, Moustakas.

Josh Willingham – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and 2 homers (his 7th and 8th) and his 3rd homer in the last 4 games.  I don’t think it’s just that he’s seeing the ball better, but his ESPN ownership just fell below 85%.  Invariably, that will get a player started.

Jamey Carroll – 3-for-5, 1 run.  Let’s see what I can say positive.  He has a hot girl first name?  Yeah, I got nothing.

Austin Jackson – Probably won’t return on Monday since he isn’t doing any physical activity.  Soon he will need someone to knock out one of his bedroom walls and a crane to get him out of bed.

Omar Infante – 3-for-5, 2 runs, now 8 for his last 19.  Omar also knows you don’t try to hit a man when he’s taking his grandmother to church.  You don’t knock a crown off a grandmother!

Rick Porcello – 5 IP, 5 ER.  Too bad Porcello can’t get together with Buchholz and his suntan lotion-doctored baseballs because it looks like Porcello’s throwing beach balls.

Miguel Cabrera – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  He’s on pace for 50 homers, 194 RBIs, 137 runs and a .391 average.  My head just exploded…And Miggy is putting it back together with Scotch Tape!

Salvador Perez – 3-for-4, 1 RBI.  Whoa, an extra two hits and a whole RBI?  You spoil me!

Kelvin Herrera – Sent to Triple-A to work on his mechanics.  For Kelvin, that’s absolute zero.

Mike Mostsuckass – 0-for-2, 1 RBI.  On Tuesday, I’m dropping him if he doesn’t show signs this weekend.  I don’t tell you this so you can remind me.  I tell you this so you can be the voice of reason on Tuesday if I’m still not doing what needs to be done.  If I can’t break up with him, you will be my Bonnie Hunt.

  1. Kevin says:
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    Trade one of Minor/Bailey/Corbin for Aramis in a 10 team redraft or stick it out with Lawrie and Frazier? 8×8 with H,TB,BB.

    Gausman is my 8th SP so I’m looking pretty good there.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kevin: Stick it out…

    • Kevin says:
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      @Kevin:

      K, thanks for responding

  2. Triple D says:
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    Gotta say, Grey (hey, that rhymes!), your blog keeps me up at night, then soothes me to sleepytime. I must have the “Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball” before retiring or I fall on my way to bed, can’t get up, and don’t have one of those necklaces with the push-button thing to summon an ambulance. Seriously, fantastic writing, as always. Even if I stopped playing fantasy baseball I’d still read Razzball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Triple D: I give you fever? Thanks for the kind words!

  3. Matthew says:
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    Great as always Grey.

    So I have Harvey in 3 leagues and FINALLY traded him in 1, making it my first trade this season in any league.

    I get Latos for Harvey.

    You’ve mentioned it be hard to trade pitcher for pitcher so try for hitter, my hitting is pretty swell, but actually now that Rutlidge has been sent down I’m attempting a 2B or SS.

    What do you think? I think anything from Latos tier and above is fine for Harvey. When you think of ADP it’s actually a steal and if he is going to be out on an innings limit, I win long term.

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Matthew: maybe, I would have gone after a hitter, they are easier to move for arms. He might play through August and Latos may suck it up again, kinda of a sorta but not really push

    • Shawn of the living says:
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      Great trade, on your side@Matthew:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matthew: Thanks! I’d take Latos…

  4. Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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    why does the Ike bobblehead look like a doucebag taking a crap? Ike went all Triumph on my team by showing up every day pooping all over it

    I can’t believe I dropped McCloth but when he goes back to not playing everyday and being himself, I’ll be right, hopefully it’s not next year

    I wonder what wisdom beats Oaktown Steve is going to drop on us today, this article he shared yesterday should be required reading for all FBB’s when they get their information packets http://www.economist.com/node/11579107

  5. Kyle says:
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    Hey grey. I just got traded Anthony Rizzo for Shelby Miller. I needed to replace rutledge anways (moved zobrist over to SS), and I came home from work to find this lovely trade offer waiting for me. My staff is kershaw, grienke, scherzer, samardzija, ryu, and bailey. also I have beachy on the DL slot.

    This seemed like a no-brainer.. Right?

    Also … HELL YES, MIGGY! Hell yes Scherzer! God I love watching detroit kill it out there. Its like watching someone play ken griffey baseball on easy mode.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kyle: I’d want Rizzo…

  6. RussB says:
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    Who do you think are the top three worth owning/starting in a 12 team H2H going forward? Thanks!

    JP Arencibia
    Pierzynksi
    Doumit
    R. Martin
    Lucroy
    Grandel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RussB: You need three catchers? JP, Lucroy…

  7. bossmanjunior says:
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    Grey,

    I hate to ask you again (honestly, I feel like Im annoying the crap out of you), but I need your blessing on this trade.

    My pitching is stacked (Bumgardner, Zimmerman, Harvey, Peavy, Lester, Miller, Buchholz, Garza) and I have the opportunity to trade my Zimmerman for his Heyward.

    Pull the trigger?

    I don’t say it enough, but I love what you do. Like most people here, I dedicate a time to read this every day and read through all of the comments. Honestly, I can’t even count the number of times I’ve mentioned your name and shared your wit with people who don’t even follow fantasy baseball. Basically what im saying is that your name is all over my trapperkeeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Thanks, no problem… I’d take Heyward with your team…

  8. bossmanjunior says:
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    Grey,

    Im buying low on a few players: Heyward, Willingham, Rollins. What is your future forecast on these specific players? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior: I’d buy low on them, but depends what you’re selling…

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Grey: @Grey:

        I was just curious if you thought any of those players were toast or whether or not they stand a good chance at bouncing back. I’ll be getting Heyward for J. Zimmerman and picked Rollins and Willingham off waivers, dropping Rutledge and Cain.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You did decent…

  9. joeg414 says:
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    Stubbs or Moss? And is D. Espinosa worth keeping on the bench?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joeg414: Lose Espinosa… Moss….

  10. Joe says:
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    If you had to pick between the recently improved Jarrod Parker versus Zack Wheeler for the rest of this season, who would you go with? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Wheeler

  11. Piranhaman says:
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    hi Grey.

    Lo Cain has been good since i picked him up, ‘good’ means boring a little.

    someone in my league just dropped Crisp and grabbed Liriano.

    my team’s ranked 2nd on SB now, but 5 or 6 teams are chasing me closely.

    Lo Cain is good player but sexy, is Crisp certain upgrade?

    hold Cain or go with Crisp, if you were me?

    • Piranhaman says:
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      @Piranhaman: ah! other droppable options are Rutledge, Kubel, LaRoche.. if i choose Crisp, should i drop one of them instead of Cain?

      • Steady says:
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        @Piranhaman: I don’t see any harm is dropping Rutledge for him because he got sent down…

        • Piranhaman says:
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          @Steady: right. i’m considering to drop Rutledge for other 2B. i’m waiting for decent replacement guy.

          even if i drop him for Crisp, i should drop one of them for 2B later. so, i’m asking Grey who and when to do.

  12. G’morning Grey — I just dropped Morrow for Harvey … as soon as Harvey started to appear on Yahoo’s most picked up lists this morning I knew he wouldn’t last in the one league where he was still available.

    Was that a mistake?

    Or with Niese, Tillman, Nolasco, Vargas, Cingrani, and Gausman available should I have switched Morrow out for someone else? (I’d have to wait for Gausman to clear waivers Sunday, though after last night’s line I’m fairly sure he’ll clear). I admit I’ve been dreaming of Weaver ever since you led a blog post with him earlier this month. And this is the last league where he’s available and June 6 isn’t that far away …

    Oh, the rest of my staff: Scherzer, Grienke, Cashner, Garza, AJ Burnett. Add Wheeler (or one of those other guys) and it’s not bad for a 14-team redraft roto league, right?

    • Dingbat says:
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      @Enrique: you don’t really mean Harvey, do you? Or is Harvey what Liriano’s friends call him?

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @Enrique: You’re talking about Wheeler, not Harvey, right? If Harvey is available then there is something strange going on in that league. If it is indeed Zach Wheeler then I say enjoy him in a week or two when he comes up!

    • ashtray says:
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      @Enrique:

      Before you snag Harvey you might want to check and see if maybe Verlander or maybe even Kershaw are available.

      • Jef says:
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        @ashtray: this one made me laugh, nice.

      • @ashtray: Heh heh. That’d be nice. Wheeler, not Harvey (or Weaver, which I also wrote). I need to stop writing from the iPad.

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @ashtray:

        LOOL! Now thats funny :D

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Morning… Dropping Morrow isn’t a mistake if Harvey’s available…

      • @Grey: Sorry, everyone … not Harvey: Wheeler. Freudian slip.

  13. Grey, I have Lincecum, Medlen and Milone going tonight and am starting all three. SON says good idea, all are over a $10 value. Would you bench any? Milone is away– but versus HOU. Lincecum is home– but versus COL. And Medlen is at Metco but having an iffy year.

    Thankee sir.

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Sherm: I wouldn’t call a 3.00 ERA an iffy year. Man you Razzballers are spoiled.

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Sherm: Sorry, haven’t had my coffee yet. I would sit Timmy if it’s roto.

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Evil Grey: @Sherm: I’m streaming Timmy Weed tonight

  14. JB says:
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    I hate to keep asking catcher questions, but I keep missing out on the guys you recommend. So, one last time – please rank in a two catcher league – Avila, Mesoraco and Grandal. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Grandal

  15. JonB says:
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    I’ve been offered Price for Reyes – no brainer to accept if I have Segura and could use some SP help, right?

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @JonB: I’d do it

  16. Steady says:
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    Morning grey

    Trying to get longoria does Zimmerman and Miller sound right? 8 team keeper or should hold… Pick up another closer like Wilhelmsen to help with ratios or maybe just replace him with a starter like Santana… Pitcher he has I could try for would be like Cahill or Corbin the rest are too much probably

    And Adam jones like a Bruce and Gomez? Bruce and Gardner? Yay or nay. Or maybe a Heyward somewhere in there…

    Thanks grey keep up the great work

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steady: Sounds fair for Longo… Jones like a Bruce and Gomez? Huh?

      • Steady says:
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        @Grey: sorry… targetin adam jones as well bruce and gomez work? or maybe a Heyward and gardner

  17. Tim says:
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    Need a streamer today!
    Choices are
    Arroyo vs cubs
    MacArthy vs Padres
    Tillman at Toronto
    Thanks!

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Tim: Not Tillman

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @Evil Grey: McCarthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tim: McCarthy

  18. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Tim Linceculm or Matt Garza for RoS?

    I ask because Jered Weaver just hit the wire – worth a pickup?

    This are the SPs on the team:

    Anibal Sanchez
    Homer Bailey
    Jake Peavy
    Johnny Cueto
    Matt Garza
    Tim Lincecum
    Lance Lynn

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • malamoney says:
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      @Mike: Picking up Weaver should be a no-brainer…

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @malamoney: Then again not dropping Weaver the day it’s announced he’s coming back after having held him for a month and a half should be a no-brainer too. Who does that?

        So, uh, yeah, I’d say grab Weaver, and for me it’s Garza over Lincecum ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Lose Lincecum

  19. papasmurf says:
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    How much of a hitter’s day was it yesterday? Even Lawrie got 2 hits and an RBI! (One being a bunt hit)

    Gaus faced a pretty tough matchup. But he’s gonna be facing a tough lineup pretty much every time out. As for control, I am skeptical of pitchers with good stuff who don’t walk people in the minors until proven otherwise. It shows they can throw strikes, but it doesn’t mean they can command the pitch and throw quality strikes consistently. I.e., does not walking people in the minors mean they control have elite control and command, or does it mean they can just blow FBs by minor league hitters when behind in the count.

    He should have nice Ks but the other categories I am not sure about.

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      @Ray: Harvey@papasmurf: No you can’t tell by K:BB if he has control or just blowing people away with cheese down the middle. But you’re basically saying you’d be more optimistic if he had a higher walk ratio in the minors. And that, friend-o, is just silly.

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        @Evil Grey: No that’s not what I am saying… Of course a strong K:BB ratio is better than a weaker K:BB ratio. What I am saying that his outstanding minor league K/BB ratio doesn’t automatically mean elite COMMAND, which is different from control.

        What makes me think twice about Gaus is that he pitches in the AL, AL East in fact and that rookie pitchers usually don’t hit the ground running (i.e. Matt Harveys are rare). As great as Verlander is now, it took him a while to become truly excellent.

        He’s definitely worth a shot but it depends on who you’d be dropping. I personally think he is gonna be in the high 3 to mid 4 range in ERA and a WHIP in the neighborhood of 1.30.

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          @papasmurf: I’m with you. I’m not getting my panties in a bunch over him. I didn’t run out and pick him up anywhere. I’d stream him and own him in keepers. But there’ll be some clowns asking if they should pick him up for a Kris Medlen.

  20. The Strolg says:
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    What do Moustakas and Willingham have in common? Both have 2 homers for every nipple!

  21. TheNewGuy says:
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    Jesus! sugar!

    Mini-mini-mini donkey is on fire right now, wish the guy would just accept my trade and get on with life. And yeah sounded like the Gasman brought it last night.

    Loney, Hosmer or Freese for CI? Yucky options I know. (Hosmer has 3 extra base hits this season according to ESPN. 3!). Can we finally dump his ass?

  22. Scottie O. says:
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    In a redraft league with a decently deep bench. Wheeler I available, but I don’t know if anyone is really droppable for him. Here’s what I got:

    C: Perez
    1B: Votto
    2b: ECab
    ss: Castro
    3b: Reynolds
    IF: Goldy
    OF: Adam Jones, Marte, Viciedo
    UTL: Frazier
    Bn: Moustsuckass, Espinosa, O. Taveras (been stashing all year)
    SP: Moore, Zimmerman, Ryu, Shelby Miller, Cashner, Bailey, Milone, Gausman
    RP: Rivera, Perkins, Henderson
    DL: Stanton, Madson

    Thoughts?

  23. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Miggy and Scotch in the same line…you shouldn’t have!

  24. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Grey : Would you lose Dempster for Kendrick in a QS league?

    • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun: Nevermind….both seem pretty crappy right now and Ill keep the Dempster k’s.

  25. Dingbat says:
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    Grey, I’m with you in fantasizing about ROS stats from potential aces. My team will have Lee, Samardzija, Dickey, Beachy, and Medlen (not to mention Gausman, Milone, Liriano, Estrada, and Niese) from mid-June onward. 2012 stats from those five guys were incredible, so it’s not unreasonable to expect my horrible pitching stats to recover, is it? Is it???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dingbat: Nope, not unreasonable…

  26. malamoney says:
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    Better stash? Chris Carpenter or Michael Wacha?

  27. knighttown says:
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    WHat are you thinking about a couple of borderline SP’s today?

    The ultimate MediOAKer in Milone on the road but against a shitty team in Houston (25th in OPS at home).

    McCarthy who’s red-hot against a terrible road team in San Diego at home in Arizona where’s he’s been terrible.

    Too many factors!!

    Start, sit?

  28. ThE sHiT says:
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    Grab Gausman over Teheran?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT: Eh, I’d probably hold there

  29. Ray says:
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    Harvey/Nelson Cruz for Bumgarner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ray: Harvey, it’s fair

  30. alvaro says:
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    Would you do Mcann for Aoki or Marte?

    points 3 OF league. weekly

    I have marte aoki trout stanton and vicedo

    My current catcher is Ruiz. Available Catchers in Free Agency: Buck, Gattis, Martin, castro

    Would you do the trade or just pickup one of those from the wire.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @alvaro: I’d take one of the OFs… Go with Castro…

  31. Just Beachy says:
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    What are your thoughts on Beachy’s comeback? Assuming things continue to go well for him, would you stash him or, say, Wheeler instead?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Just Beachy: I’m stashing Beachy and yes I’d take him over Wheeler today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Just Beachy: I’d stash Wheeler, but they’re both lottery tickets, same diff… Beachy’s easier to stash on the DL if you have room…

  32. fd says:
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    Coello, Peralta, or none of the above?

    ty,
    fd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fd: Coello

  33. Traded a Fister for a BJ says:
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    I do not currently own Nava and he is on our wire — should I drop Brandon Moss or Michael Saunders for him? Would start alongside Cutch/Aoki/Venable.

    Thanks for always answering my questions, I take your advice to heart and it usually colors my final decision. Please help me rank these players relative to my needs (BA>power>speed) — starting 2 as OF, 1 as UTIL — for ROS, or at least until Giancarlo returns:

    Brandon Moss, Michael Saunders, Will Venable, Daniel Nava, James Loney

    I’ve needed help at average (hence Loney) because I’ve been relying on BA sinks for power and speed (Saunders, Venable, Rollins, Frazier). But I have Pedroia, Sal Perez and Aoki for BA help already, if that factors into your ranking of this group. Thanks muchisimo mustachio!

    • Traded a Fister for a BJ says:
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      @Traded a Fister for a BJ: Please include Brantley in the mix. Just noticed that he is on our wire as well. So, having room for just 4 of these players, who would you rank in the top 4 ROS (BA>Power>>>Speed) or until Giancarlo returns :

      Michael Brantley, Brandon Moss, Michael Saunders, Will Venable, Daniel Nava, James Loney

      Thanks!

        • Traded a Fister for a BJ says:
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          @Grey: Thanks muchisimo mustachio!! Your order differs from the Hittertron’s ROS $ projections (Venable $4.6; Saunders $2.2; Moss $0.3; Brantley $-2.9; Nava $-14; Loney $-15.2) and I am siding with you. Lost Loney and Moss for Brantley and Nava. Thanks!

  34. KevinK says:
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    where do you see Wheeler in comparison with other young pitchers- Strausburg, Harvey etc..?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @KevinK: A notch below.

  35. Concussed Morneau says:
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    10 team 5×5:
    1.
    A. Matt Moore and Markakis
    B. Jacoby Ellesbury
    2.
    A. Moore Markakis
    B. Allen Craig
    3.
    A. Moore Markakis
    B. Josh Hamilton
    4.
    A. Moore Markakis
    B. Alex Rios

    Preference?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Concussed Morneau: I’d take Hamilton, but they’re all fair it depends on needs… You’re just trading Moore for an OF, Markakis doesn’t factor in…

  36. Joe says:
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    Keeper League. Jay Bruce OR Jacoby Ellsbury + Alex Cobb? And how close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Bruce, it’s fair, depends on needs…

  37. Rog says:
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    If you had to choose today for a lifetime keeper going fwd. Goldy or Prince? gotta be Goldy rite?

  38. Rhino says:
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    Deep head-to-head points league: Wheeler or Gausman ROS?
    Also, Moreland is available and I have Parra and De Aza deemed as droppable. What say you?
    With Mousuckass, Fielder and many other problems, the towel is balled up in my hand and I’m ready to throw it in. These pick-ups may be the last ditch effort. Thanks.

    • Spyre says:
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      @Rhino: I’m interested in this as well. Add Odorizzi to the list.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rhino: Wheeler… Lose Parra for Moreland…

  39. Carnac says:
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    I could’ve read the whole post in Kanye’s voice if you threw in a “HUH??” every couple lines.

  40. Pete says:
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    Bruce for Castro? I don’t have a respectable SS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pete: I’d trade for a cheaper SS, but it’s fair…

  41. smegma says:
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    Which 4 SP’s for next week:

    Bum @Oak, @StL
    Scherzer @Bal (likely Gonzalez)
    Niese NYY, @Mia (hasn’t looked as terrible lately and has Mia)
    Straily SF, CWS (picked him up this week for 2 starts next week)
    Gausman @Was, Det (tough matchups again next week)
    Odorizzi Mia, @Cle (like 1st start, not so sure about 2nd) – would have to drop Santiago for Odorizzi
    Peavy @ChC

    If you don’t like Odorizzi option above, Kyle Kendrick was dropped in our league. Would you drop Santiago for Kendrick? I see Kendrick gets 2 starts after next week starting with Miami.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @smegma: Niese, Scherzer, Bum, Straily

  42. Ryan says:
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    I’m in a 20 team h2h dynasty league. I was offered segura shelby miller for darvish franklin. Also theres my trade from yesterday longoria gattis morse/aoki for Braun Moreland. Which trade do I do or both? Does the new trade I was offered changes your mind on the Braun trade or should I hold on to longoria?

    c jp arencibia
    1b prince fielder
    2b neil walker
    ss yunel Escobar
    3b miguel cabrera
    inf evan longoria
    lf michael morse
    cf norichika aoki
    rf justin upton
    of carl crawford
    util desmond jennings
    bn nick franklin
    Bn jorge soler
    bn evan gattis
    bn jurickson profar
    bn peter bourjos

    sp clayton kershaw
    sp cliff lee
    sp yu darvish
    sp daniel straily
    rp sean doolittle
    rp mat belisle
    rp Jose veras
    rp heath bell
    p mat thorton
    p Jason motte
    p joe blamton
    p Barry zito
    bn zack wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Take Segura

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: is the dropoff from Yu to shelby pretty slim?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Ryan: No, there’s a decent drop off but you have Lee and Kershaw, you don’t need 3 aces…

  43. Later Tater says:
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    jack a/k/a juan, with the name change, you should change your avatar – like a scrunched face george lopez or something

    with that done, hello grey

    what ‘s up with that madson situation? now i read he had *another* setback and has no timetable for return
    i have him stashed on my DL, but i got him as a waiver wire pickup pre-season and i don’t have frieri as the handcuff
    now i could really use the dl slot – should i drop him?
    if not, and assuming he returns after the all star break, what do you project for him?

    also, 1) what are profar’s chances of staying up if/when kinsler returns from the dl? 2) better bench bat, profar or arenado?

    thanks, and enjoy the weekend

    • Later Tater says:
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      @Later Tater: btw, forgot to mention my 3 other relievers are holland, chief and bailey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Later Tater: Thanks, you too! I’d drop Madson if I needed the room… Profar will be gone when KInsler returns, or at leats his value will be… Arenado…

  44. Greg says:
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    What’s to the up, Grey?

    This is the third time I have commented on Adam Eaton in a week, so it should be pretty obvious that I have had him rotting away in my DL spot for a long time, sort of like that tupperware container of deviled eggs from my super bowl party that I am terrified to open, touch, or even really look at.

    Anyway, you seem to have given up hope in his value, but I spent this morning looking over who might be a better DL stash. Derek Jeter and Cameron Maybin were the best available in my league. Those guys stink like deviled eggs from February. Got any ideas of who would be better for my fantasy tupperware?

    Hugs,
    -Greg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greg: Ha, what to the up? I’d just stash Eaton unless you need an OF next week, then I’d go Maybin…

  45. Jason says:
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    What do you think about minor? Can move him and tex for hamels. If not tex a mid round draft pick. Hamels looks decent on the player rater ROS.

    But doesn’t make sense if minor can maintain. Thoughts in the trade too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: I’d hold…

  46. chillmodious says:
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    Grey,

    Would you batty call David Adams to use at 2B today (@TB)? I need to wait another day for some halfway decent Rutledge-replacements to clear waivers, and my only choices for today are Adams / Amarista / LeMahieu. Blech. I figure that at least Adams has been hot-ish in the last 10 days. What say you?

    Thanks.

  47. Scott says:
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    Would you trade lester for ortiz/michael young?

  48. Drew Chainz says:
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    Arencibia or Yan Gomes?

  49. Trevor

    Tggq21 says:
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    Coello or O’day for potential for saves?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Tggq21: Coello. Showalter will stand by Johnson

  50. James says:
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    Hello Grey….

    10 team H2H league… A trade went down of starling Marte for Carlos Gomez straight up…

    Is it fair and which side wins?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @James: Fair

  51. Birdis says:
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    Alfonso Soriano droppable for Nava?

  52. Dirt says:
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    What’s Jennings value at this point? Do you still consider him top 100 for the rest of the year?

  53. vohnie says:
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    Would you drop Lucroy for Yan Gomes?

    • vohnie says:
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      @vohnie: Also, would you drop Infante for Gyorko?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @vohnie: I’d drop Infante for Gyorko and hold Lucroy

  54. Jamiehov says:
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    Mccutchen getting hot has me giddy this morning!

    Went through my past fantasy teams last night. Yesterday was the first time a non injured player in my starting lineup was sent down to the minors. This low rivals my Mark McGwire for Pete Incaviglia trade of ’87

  55. Doug says:
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    Thought you might appreciate this comment from a Mets official regarding Ike:

    Anonymous Mets Official: “It’s just a few mechanical things that can be fixed. We looked at video from this year and from 2010, and he was standing much closer to the plate then. ”

    Gee, you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Doug: HAHAHA… Jesus…

  56. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    Should I drop morrow or McCarthy for wheeler?

  57. Derek says:
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    Drop brandon morrow for a zach wheeler stash?

    • Derek says:
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      Just saw guy above me asked same thing…

      • vohnie says:
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        @Derek: I’d drop Brandon Morrow for the hottest pitcher available, then drop him for a Zach Wheeler stash in a week. However, if your league tends to make a lot of moves, you may want to go ahead and grab Wheeler.

  58. Jose C. says:
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    Grey, I gave up on Moustakas once Headley came off the DL and Brett Lawrie hit the waiver wire in my league. I will remind you to drop Mousuckass on Tuesday if you haven’t already.

    Of note is the Coello 1 out save since I have Frieri in a ten team roto league. Should I be gutsy and drop Frieri for Coello now?

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @Jose C.: Don’t drop Frieri for Coello.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jose C.: Thanks! I’d hold Frieri

  59. Swat290 says:
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    Grey just do it. I dropped suckass before week 3 started. I was able to put a waiver in on Machado at that point so, yea, lucky instant upgrade. Suckass will kill you in your sleep… or worse!

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Swat290: Rafi! I hate that League show, but I’ll watch it just for some Rafi action.

      • Swat290 says:
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        @Evil Grey:
        How could you hate it? It fulfills every adolescent want or need anyone could ever… well, want or need. At least you recognize the greatness of Rafi lol. Lets all get the same girl pregnant tonight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swat290: Thanks for the support!

      • Swat290 says:
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        @Grey:
        It’s the least I could do fine sir.

        • Swat290 says:
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          @Swat290:
          Actually, I do have a question. Would you start Masterson tonight @ Boston? SON says no, but I can’t ignore what he’s been doing lately.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I wouldn’t start him there

            • Swat290 says:
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              @Grey:
              cool, thanks Grey!

  60. Wilsonian says:
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    Can you rank these SPs for the ROS please:

    Gallardo, Cobb, Garza, Cahill, McCarthy

    W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: You did, but flip the last two

  61. Concussed Morneau says:
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    Trade: Matt Moore and Markakis for Ellsbury

    Matt Moore and Markakis for Jason Heyward

    Side?

    • shibboleth says:
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      @Concussed Morneau:
      Clear winner in the first one is Moore/Sparkakis. Second one… feels like a smidge much for Heyward, but 2:1 trades always confuse me. I guess it depends on who would replace Moore in your rotation.

      • Concussed Morneau says:
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        @shibboleth:

        Jered Weaver would replace Moore.

  62. nathan says:
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    how crappy is my team? i keep going blown out. do i need to just wait it out? in a 12 team h2h. these are my batters:
    y molina, swisher, cano, headley, alcedes, kemp, melky, torii, morse, vicideo & profar.
    pitchers:
    CC, sheilds, cain, latos, fernandez, garza, wheeler… these are my droppable pitchers: Cloyd, Ubaldo, Hughes, Odorizzi, Straily
    ww availible: Phelps, tillman, nolasco, wandy, klye gibson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nathan: Phelps over Cloyd… After Odorizzi faces the Marlins he will become droppable too… Ask back on Monday…

  63. T Moore says:
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    Mr. Gray: The Sciosciapath and Regression Faeries… WOW!!! Nope… DOUBLE WOW!!!

    Leonys Martin Texas is playing sneaky well – Gentry steals his PT though…

    Get on the D, Murphy bandwagon while you can over the next 2 to 3 weeks… Don’t be stuck holding onto to a yesterday’s Texas gone limp palm wrangler, Moreland…

    Reynolds is perhaps going to have career year… About right for the seems-like-he’s-been-around-forever 31 YO… My FBB sight showed me this in one of my visions period during the hotstove season… That said, the safety cover is off and I do have my finger on passenger seat ejection button (Ala Bond)…

    I had a nice reply from Oakland Steve yesterday — We did talk about you behind your back… We didn’t think you would mind… Besides, famous public FBB personalities such as yourself have to be inured to enduring the banter and chatter of the mob…

    Was in 4th again last night until late… Could see 3rd tonight… Then the real work starts… Have many selected starts left in the tank too – to gain ground with in SP Cats – as others have not watched their GS gauges…. Well, into the top half of the tables… And Joe C is in my rear view mirror now and in a cloud of my dust… Price and H Ram on the DL should /could be back soon too…

    GO MAGPIES!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: I don’t mind you and OaktownSteve talking, I think it’s good to help bring people together or similar wonts and allegiances to a certain Okatown team… I am on the Murphy bandwagon, it’s a fun ride…My ticket expires in two weeks though…

  64. Schizer says:
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    Gattis or McCann this week & ROS?

    Also, do you sit Rizzo this week? He’s facing 4 lefties and he’s been miserable the past week. Would you start Panda, Al Soriano, or D Jennings over him?

    Thanks!

    • Schizer says:
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      @Schizer: throw Grandal into the Gattis/McCann question too.

  65. Josh O.

    JoshO says:
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    So this may be as crazy as I think it is, and if so I’m crazy for not accepting it yet. However, wanted a little feedback first.

    I have Segura (Rollins as a backup) and was just offered Cole Hamels. This is a dynasty points league. Hamels is currently $13 in our league and Segura is $1. However the owner is willing to have no money switch hands, basically him paying $13 for Segura and me paying $1 for Hamels. Meaning no money changing on either side. Am I stupid for not clicking accept immediately?

    • Andrew says:
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      @JoshO:

      this is weird. are you talking about him giving you $12 in free agent cash? or $12 in cap this year? or you can trade people’s salaries too?

      • Josh O.

        JoshO says:
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        @Andrew: Basically, he will pay hamels’ $13 and I pay Segura’s $1.

        • Josh O.

          JoshO says:
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          @JoshO: Another way to put is just straight up, would you rather have Hamels or Segura (with Rollins as his replacement)?

          Sorry I worded that strangely…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @JoshO: Take Hamels if you need pitching and have Rollins…

            • Josh O.

              JoshO says:
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              @Grey:
              In points leagues, I like to load up on pitchers and have a shallower bench.
              Here’s my pitching:
              SP Gallardo
              SP Garza
              RP Soriano
              RP K. Jansen
              P Fujikawa
              Of course mix in the following starters when starting:
              H. Bailey
              Jarrod Parker
              Ian Kennedy
              Gausman
              Jerome Williams (there til guys get healthy)
              Capuano (same as williams)
              Guthrie (getting dropped real soon, as he’s starting to regress like we all predicted)
              Bundy (allowed 3 Minors guys)
              Cingrani (Myers is my 3rd minor guy)
              DL Duffy
              DL Beckett
              DL Ogando
              DL Beachy

              Waiver offers little to no decent SP

              I think I could use Hamels and he’d definitely be my best starter. What do you think? Pitching points categories: IP=1, K=1.5, BB=-.5, H=-.5, ER=-1, GIDP=.2, W=5, SV=5, Holds=3, CG=2, SHO=2

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                @JoshO: You need pitching

                • Josh O.

                  JoshO says:
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                  @Grey:
                  Thanks Grey! Last question… What would be the order you drop guys as my starters get healthy?
                  I would say Guthrie, Capuano, Williams, Beckett?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Looks about right… Would depend on upcoming match-ups

                    • Josh O.

                      JoshO says:
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                      @Grey:

                      You da man, Grey

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup

                    • Josh O.

                      JoshO says:
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                      @Grey:

                      He said he’d consider Price instead of Hamels… Which one ROS and beyond?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hamels

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Price beyond

  66. Andrew says:
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    to be fair with Frieri, he only gave up 3 singles. The first two singles advanced to second on fielder’s indifference, and both scored on a base hit. Not a great performance by any means, but this could have been just one run.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: Yeah, and Scioscia still pulled him from the game very quickly…

  67. shibboleth says:
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    Hi Grey, I need your guidance on two roster decisions, please:

    RoS, David Murphy > Lucas Duda, right?

    Which putz do I pick up to cover for Rutledge? Purple Fundamentalist, Raburn, DJ whoever?

    P.S. I am nearly done with American Tabloid. It is incredible and you can imagine my joy when I found out it is part of a trilogy. Can’t thank you enough for the reco!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @shibboleth: Right… DJ French… No problem, thank SteveNZ, he reco’d to me…

  68. LOTW50 says:
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    Grey, was just offered Ellsbury and Headley For Choo.

    I do not really need more speed( already have most in league)
    Headley would just be a bench player, which I am not a fan of carrying, although he does have keeper potential at a 13th round. Plus I would miss Choo’s walks.

    Please advise.

    Also huge fan of your stuff, every morning I look forward to reading during my morning dump.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LOTW50: Thanks! I’d hold Choo if you don’t need the other guys…

  69. Nathan says:
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    So I grabbed Gyorko when Josh Ruledge got sent down. Long term, I’m looking at two options:

    1) Roll with Gyorko

    2) Trade McCutchen for Cano

    C- Perez
    1B- Goldschmidt
    2B-Gyorko
    SS-Segura
    3B-Beltre
    OF-McCutchen, A Jones, Jennings
    Util- Marte, Dayan
    BN-Todd Frazier

    Currently I’m 1st in runs and waaaay out in front in steals, and middle of the pack in HR, RBI, and OPS. 5×5 roto

    Trade McCutchen for Cano or roll with Gyorko?

  70. Cruisinkc says:
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    Trying to upgrade at SS after losing Rutledge to the minors. Thoughts on trading Samardjza for Andrus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cruisinkc: It’s okay, I wouldn’t… I’d go after a cheaper SS…

      • Cruisinkc says:
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        @Grey: I picked up Alexei Ramirez off of waivers…I will just roll with him for a while. Thanks for the advice!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, original female reader.

  71. Dan says:
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    I was just proposed the following trade. My Allen Craig and David Price for his Billy Butler and Mike Minor. I don’t like the trade for me, but I do like Billy Butler, so I want to send a counteroffer. He has a stacked outfield and a solid MI so I don’t think he is going to want any player of those positions. How off is that trade that he sent me and what can be done to make it more fair? He has Votto and Shields so if I make a better deal I could probably get on of them.

    C: AJ
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Pedroia
    3B: Lawrie (Middlebrooks)
    SS: Segura
    1B/3B: Craig
    2B/SS: Kipnis
    OF: Cutch
    OF: Jones
    OF: Hamilton
    OF: Aoki
    Util: Asdrubal
    DL: Ajax
    SP: Zimmerman, Bumgarner, Greinke, Miller, Maholm, Lincecum, Kennedy (Price)
    RP: Parnell, Perkins, Perez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: The trade is fair… I’d hold… Can try to make it Price for Minor and a piece from him… No idea what he has other than 4 players you mentioned…

      • Dan says:
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        @Grey: What do you think about Segura/Price for Butler/Minor?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Dan: I’d take Segura, it’s fair…

  72. Eng says:
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    Glad Montero was demoted so I don’t have to see his awkward ass trying to run. What a non-athlete.

    Talking of non-athletes; is Rickie Weeks worth a waiver claim, or is he flushable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng: I’d grab Weeks if I needed an MI

  73. JoeG says:
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    Whom will be called up first to help as a middle infielder? Jemile Weeks or A.Rendon(will need 10 games at 2b).

  74. T Moore says:
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    I LOVE FRIDAYS AT RAZZBALL… MR, GRAY IS ON TWICE… YA CAN’T BEAT THAT WITH A STICK…

  75. AdamH says:
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    Please rank for rest of season – BJ, Dom Brown, Viciedo

    Thanks! Appreciate all that you do!

  76. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Grey – liner

    Speculating for saves in my AL only. Drop cook, burton, scheppers for coello?

    Also, please drop mostsuckass so he can immediately rebound for the rest of us who have no choice but to hold him.. Thanks, you bad omen you.

      • The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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        @Grey: yeah, scheppers has been lights out too. Was a decent prospect. Colleo have prospect status?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not entirely… Go to the newest post

  77. KayCee says:
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    This year and beyond, Wheeler or Gausman? Who do you like? What if we’re talking W, K, ERA only? Who has greater chance of providing impact this year, and the next two? Whose trade value will be higher?

  78. Mookiewilson says:
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    would you trade Miggy for Cano and Kuroda? I’m blinded by my love for Cabrera but my team is bad and I’m looking to get a good 2 for 1.

  79. Nelson Santovenia says:
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    Stream Phelps at TB tonight? Doesnt seem like a terrific matchup for him.

  80. Boomer19 says:
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    Can I drop Avila and pick up Gomes? I set and forget Avila but it is lousy seeing no stats day after day. Have a great weekend!

  81. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, someone is desperately in need of pitching and is offering Heyward.

    These are my Pitchers:

    Lynn
    Miller
    Gallardo
    Peavy
    Shields

    Johnson, Beachy and Pineda are on DL

    Who would you offer to get Heyward? I am sure except of those on DL, he’d accept every one else. Who out of my Pitchers will be the least valuable going forward and for the rest of season?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz: I’d offer Lynn, Miller or Gallardo, in that order…

  82. jack says:
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    Drop Wells for Willingham?

    Who to drop for Wheeler….Gausman or Kyle Kendrick?

    • jack says:
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      @jack:

      12 team yahoo league with 6×6 scoring

    • jack says:
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      @jack:

      nevermind about willingham

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jack: Maybe next week for Kendrick…

  83. Nick says:
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    Hey Grey, have quite a few starters for tomorrow but I’m also +24IP thus far through the season…I need to boost my ERA/WHIP, while I have a healthy amount of saves, Ks & Wins…

    Dickey v. Baltimore
    Bailey v. Cubs
    Wood @ Reds
    Cashner @ Arizona

    Who do I start, to minimize damage to the ERA/WHIP and maybe pull off some W’s??

    Thanks as always!

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick: BTW, I have Medlan @ NYM today, which I already inserted into my lineup, agree to keep him in? I love my Mets but we SUCK at hitting!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Nick: Start Medlen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Start Dickey, Bailey…

  84. DJStaple says:
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    Slams and Legs?

      • DJStaple says:
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        @Juan Lleno de Odio: Sorry, I meant Slams and Legs may be a better pluralisation than slam and leges

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @DJStaple: If he gets multiple ones, it’s a slam and legses or Slams and legses… Or maybe it’s like Moose and never pluralizes…

          • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Grey: slam and legs squared

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Slam and leggings?

              • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                @Grey: slam and legs with and extra side of legs if they have two steals, slam and legs with an extra side of slam for a two homer and one steal day and for a 2 HR and 2 SB day it will be a super sized slam and legs with a side of f**k yeah

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha

                  • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: oh, covered in gravy

                    when are you heading out to PS?

  85. chillmodious says:
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    Grey…

    Regarding the Mostsuckass blurb… Do you really want us to be your Bonnie Hunt?? I mean, she purports to be the disapproving sister, but then turns out to be a total enabler. If you haven’t dropped him by Tuesday, I am most certainly NOT heating up nachos and bringing out chilled beer mugs to act as a pretense for your awkwardly romantic living room heart-to-heart. I’m going to roll in to your driveway, ring the doorbell, punch Mostsuckass in the mouth, and drag you out of there before you can bond with his unfunny bastard son.

  86. Concussed Morneau says:
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    Matt Moore and Prado for Panda

    Matt Moore and Prado for Longo

    Fair? any chance?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Concussed Morneau: You really trying to lose Moore, huh? I’d take Longo, that’s a no brainer… Panda’s just okay…

  87. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Arrencibia or Sal Perez?

  88. DJStaple says:
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    I just dropped willingham to pick up daniel descalso.

    I suck at fantasy baseball.

    Stupid rockies… grumble grumble… Rutlege… grumble grumble… Kinsler…

  89. chillmodious says:
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    Q: What does Prince Fielder give you that Mike Trout can’t?

    A: The Slam and Legumes.

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Eh, lighting in a bottle maybe. It happens 2-3 times a year. I’m the Rick Ankiel of Razzball!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  90. OldCrow says:
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    Trade offer: I give Stanton/Choo/Segura and get Filder/Scherzer

    I thought about countering with:
    I give Stanton/Choo. I get Fielder/Scherzer.
    What does everyone think? Or just hold?

    C-Arencibia
    1B-Ike Davis(Benched), now Cuddyer coming off DL
    2b-Brandon Phillips
    3b-Freese
    MI-Infante
    SS-Segura
    CI-Frazier
    OF-Arcia, Nava, JUpton, Saunders, Choo
    U-Marte, Bonifacio
    SP-Grienke, Zimmerman, Lee, Ryu, Cashner, Milone, Kendrick, Phelps, Tillman, Jerome Williams, Odorizzi
    RP-Romo, Perkins, Bell, Qualls, Pestano
    DL-Stanton

    • OldCrow says:
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      Failed to mention this is a 12-team ROTO redraft league.

      • OldCrow says:
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        So to clarify:

        I give Segura/Choo/Stanton and get Fielder/Scherzer?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @OldCrow: I’d take Fielder in this trade Stanton/Choo, I get Fielder/Scherzer…

  91. Frank White says:
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    Morning Man… I’m trying to grab an extra pitcher to pickup for the rest of the week and I’m having trouble between the two in a 10 team h2h points league.. Here’s some stats on the stream o nator too.. Shaun Marcum NYM vs Teheran ATL $12.9, QS .58, ER 2.4,K 5.3 or M Fiers MIL vs JLocke PIT $9.6, QS .58, ER 2.6, K 5.3??? Oh if I grab Marcum for Sunday then I’ll have 6 pitchers going so I would have to bench one of my RP’s so that’s one down side but might be worth it, idk. Thanks buddy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank White: Morning… I’d go Marcum, it’s not ideal though….

      • Frank White says:
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        This has nothing to do with the other question but do you think I should drop dempster? Also how do u feel about Wheeler? 10 team mixed

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d lose Dempster, I’d stash Wheeler

          • Frank White says:
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            Cool thanks!!! What do u think about Kyle Kendrick? he’s on waiver

            • Frank White says:
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              Oh my bad… your talking about Zack Wheeler right? just making sure

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Go to the newest post…

              • Frank White says:
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                Good looking my man!!

  92. Boomer19 says:
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    Was just offered his Verlander for my Bruce and Milone. 14 team 5×5 roto league. Should I go for it or counter with Choo instead of Bruce? Do you like Bruce over Choo ros?

  93. MartI says:
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    Valdespin or paredes at 2 nd base. Who has more upside for the rest of year?

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @MartI: Valdespin, if Davis gets sent down soon. Murphy would move to first and Valdespin would play a lot at 2B.

  94. Tim says:
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    Would u stream David Phelps tonight at Tampa?
    Pitching against Hernandez
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tim: I would

  95. TREX1024 says:
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    Wondering what the value of Stanton is at this point? After his slow start I traded Peavy to get him, and I just got offered:

    I give Stanton & I get Latos & Gausman.

    I’m in first place in my H2H league, so I don’t feel the need to force a trade, but I feel like the ship may have sailed on Stanton? Should I jump off the ship or ride it out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TREX1024: It’s fair, I’d hold though… Stanton will be fine for an H2H team in first…

  96. Pete says:
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    De Aza for BJ Upton?

  97. Steve Stevenson says:
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    12-team roto keeper with an IP cap. I have a good team, but really need to hit on some speculative saves, which is why I’m holding Fujikawa and Brothers. My #5 and 6 SPs are Garza and Gausman.

    Wheeler and Coello are potential pickups of interest, but I’d have to drop out of the above 4 guys. Make any moves, or hold? In our format, neither Gausman nor Wheeler would probably be kept on my team, but could be trade bait for another team with lesser keepers.

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: I’d drop Gausman for Coello then.

  98. goodfold2 says:
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    by monday, i’m either going against yr usually very good rule of not having 2 catchers, or picking up flowers. His numbers and Avila’s are almost identical, big difference is nobody’s stealing his playing time. So owning him is like owning 1 catcher, probably misses just over (barely) 1 day a week. Avila’s been playing around exactly half of the time, while being just as terrible as usual. Other than roster space, owning Pena AND Avila isn’t quite the same as owning 2 different catchers, as they never will have the same day off, thus nullifying the whole reason for owning both. I went to find Castro for god’s sake (he’s owned by Pierzynski owner, and is likely to soon drop him)
    I’m also currently trying to trade for Arenado, owner will likely not bite, when that happens i’ll try to get aybar instead of florimon/amarista due to losing Rutledge. Sweet Jesus i hope he comes back soon and I’m first to notice it out of the 3 or so other leaguemates who would both notice and care and act on it.
    So, order of importance should be ?
    1.trade for best player (arenado)
    2. get aybar to ugrade ss
    3.get better catcher who actually plays (only 1 guy is much better)
    if this looks right just go “yep” thanks.

  99. TheNewGuy says:
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    Thoughts on this blockbuster if no contracts are involved:

    Give E5/Segura

    Get Butler/Rizzo/Andrus

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @TheNewGuy: do it. You get two young 1Bs (and one has hooters!) and a young shortstop. Segura’s average is sure to drop.

  100. chillmodious says:
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    Stream Estrada today in Milwaukee vs. the Pirates? SON says yes, and Estrada has seemingly always been good against the Buccos, but his numbers at home this year are straight basura caliente.

  101. Nick says:
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    Drop Alfonso Soriano for Domonic Brown, Ibanez, David Murphy, Dirks, Joyce, Dickerson?? BJ Upton & Melky Cabrera also available…I NEED offense all around (HRs, RBIs, AVG, even Runs)…12 team ROTO league

  102. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Does roto with transaction limits blow or suck?

  103. RockyTop says:
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    Need saves, which of the three would you prefer to take a chance on? O’Day, Brothers, or Peralta

    I have two roster spots, but will use the other to pick up Wheeler.

  104. Be The Ball says:
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    Would you drop anyone to pick up either Ogando, Wheeler and/or Gausman? 12 team H2H non-keeper:

    1B: Paul Goldschmidt
    2B: Robinson Cano
    3B: Evan Longoria
    SS: Did Gregorius
    OF: Adam Jones
    OF: Shin Soo-Choo
    OF: Austin Jackson
    UTL: Josh Willinghan
    UTL: Kyle Seager

    BN: Brett Gardner
    BN: Jurrickson Profar

    SP: Madison Bumgarner
    SP: Kris Medlen
    P: Jeff Samardzija
    P: Shelby Miller
    P: Hisashi Iwakuma
    RP: Chris Perez
    RP: Glen Perkins

    BN: Andrew Cashner
    BN: Patrick Corbin
    BN: Heath Bell
    BN: Kenley Jansen

    DL: Brandon Beachy

  105. TheNewGuy says:
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    What about if contracts are taken into account:

    Give E5 (2 years $8)/Segura ($0, renewable)

    Get Butler ($15, 3 years)/Rizzo ($0 renewable)/Andrus ($9, renewable)

    Some mighty tasty keepers in there im sure you’ll agree, on both sides mind. Big contract for Moobs, but I feel he should earn that each year. It change things? Do feel I need a boost of offense.

  106. TheNewGuy says:
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    Breaking other trade offer in! Seems hes backing down on the original Davis offer, but can’t really blame him right now, I shoulda taken it earlier. Anyway he’s reoffered me:

    Shark and Henderson for C Davis and Maholm.

    Not sure about Maholm but he’s a throw in really, the main guy im after is Davis. Samardija could be an ace this year but I feel he’ll fall short and end up in the no2 category.

    Like the deal?

  107. Crampy says:
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    Who’s the odd man out ROS? Hosmer, LoCain, Berkman, Myers or Viciedo? No obvious category needs and position doesn’t matter. Thanks much!

  108. Ryan Doumit says:
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    12 Team Yahoo! H2H League Trade. 11 offensive categories (R, 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, BB, K, AVG, OBP) and not a keeper. My outfield sucks:
    D. Brown
    Jennings
    Morse
    Cuddyer
    L. Cain
    Ethier

    But was just offered R.Zimmerman for Mo Rivera & D. Brown. Current 3B is Yan Gomes cause I had to move Seager to 2B with Utley on DL.

    Love this trade, but could deplete my OF. Thoughts? I have Bailey, The Muppet and Romo, so I’m not worried bout Mo.

  109. ashtray says:
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    Saunders is playing like a turd. Which waiver wire gems should I replace him with (OBP and Ks count for hitters in my 12 team h2h cats)

    Chavez
    Gomes
    Ibanez
    DeJesus
    Alonso
    Belt
    Viciedo
    Jay
    David Murphy
    Dirks
    Domonic Brown

  110. Ryan says:
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    Phelps at Tampa or
    Mcarthy vs SD
    Need one to stream
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: McCarthy

  111. TheNewGuy says:
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    Might aswell complete the picture man.

    Now its the “which deal do you like more” kinda question. A, B or neither. Had 2 offers come in within minutes of each other! Gotta love that. Need to improve my offense, brace yourself:

    A -Give E5 (2 years $8)/Segura ($0, renewable)

    Get Butler ($15, 3 years)/Rizzo ($0 renewable)/Andrus ($9, renewable)

    B- Give Shark ($10, renewable) and Henderson ($3, renewable)

    Get C Davis ($4, renewable) and Maholm ($1, renweable).

    Included contracts to show long term werth too, but im most bothered about this year, and getting a good power hitting CI. And to complete the picture, renewable guys can be signed for 1,2,3 years for +$3, +$6, or +$8.

    Thoughts? Good luck figuring it out!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Ha… Edwin and Butler are equal… So you’re getting Rizzo and Andrus for Segura… Edwin and Rizzo could also be equal, so that would be Butler and Andrus for Segura… All scenarios are for you… Davis is similarly for you… You don’t need 3 1B though… I’d take A…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey: Holy shizz, it feels like christmas come early! This never happens to me.

        F**k it, im doing both! My team needs a major jolt, and this will give me Davis, Rizzo and Butler at 1B, CI, and Util.

        Love it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Merry Christmas!

  112. mhfella says:
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    Better stream for Monday: Straily v. SF or Odorizzi v. Miami?

    Also, with Beachy and Wheeler already on roster, would you drop Gausman to open up additional streaming spot for above? Or drop Gausman to pick up Pineda? Or hold Gausman? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mhfella: Odorizzi… Sure, you can open up a streaming spot there…

  113. Fried Fish Fan says:
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    Trade Michael Bourn for Homer Bailey and Wil Myers? Who do you like more between Bailey and Medlen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fried Fish Fan: Redraft league? Depends on needs… It’s Bourn for Bailey… Do you need speed? Pitching? I’d prefer Bailey…

      • Fried Fish Fan says:
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        @Grey: it’s a redraft league, I have kemp cesp kinsler hanley wright and prado (who I all expect to contribute to steals but outside of wright havent really been stealing much). I will admit its nice having bourn with Stanton on the DL, and my rotation is Harvey hamels greinke gio anderson milone beachy wheeler phelps, so I could use the pitching depth as well… I’m normally not so indecisive but this is a tough one! Should I consider standing pat and seeing how my rotation looks once some of these guys are playing ? Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eh, just stand pat…

          • Fried Fish Fan says:
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            @Grey: yeah I can always push bourn later in the season if I need too, the other thing about Myers is that Yelich is sitting on waivers so I could get a very productive rookie for free instead. As always great stuff on here, maybe Matthew Berry should read your shit more often…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, thanks!

  114. Evil Grey says:
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    I need SP. I have A-Ram at UTIL, because of Machado at 3B. Would you trade A-Ram for Cobb? Or try for a better SP? I just struggle assessing Cobb for the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cobb

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @Grey: Thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  115. Sal says:
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    Hey grey,

    Currently still holding onto Lucroy ::sigh:: is he worth keeping anymore in a standard 12 team yahoo league. Or would you drop him for someone like yan Gomes or the returning yasmani grandal?

    As for wheeler drop odorizzi for him? Feel he will be demoted once price is ready anyways. I currently have a staff of bumgarner, bucholz, ryu, anibal, Cobb, Shelby, latos, gausman and Teheran. So there is Really no one else to drop besides possibly Teheran.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucroy’s been hitting recently… I’d drop Odorizzi after his Marlins start…

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Sal: That’s a pretty good staff for a 12 teamer. I wouldn’t even mess with guys like Odorizzi, Gausman and Teheran. Unless you have like some 1800 IP limit.

  116. Big Magoo says:
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    I’m surprised the SON only has Phelps at $8.50 for today’s start. Current TB hitters are a combined 5/32 with a .469 OPS against him, and he’s given up 4ER combined with 19 Ks in his last three starts vs Tor, at Cle, and at Col. Seems like a solid streamer today, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stream him today, yeah…

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: He’s no Blanton, I guess. Wait, that’s a good thing, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup!

  117. Master GRey-

    1. Hold on to Rutledge?

    2. and who to pick up in the meantime, I have awesome Espinosa at 2nd or SS, so who is best:
    Peralta, Crawford, Florimon, Hardy, Gregorious, Gyorko, Raburn, Aviles

    3. Drop both rutledge and espinosa for any of the guys above? THese two ass hats are killin me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nope 2. Gyorko 3. Rutledge

  118. Andrew Connolly says:
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    I can’t wait for you to drop Moosetacos, I really need him to get going.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t wait to drop him too…

  119. Wake Up says:
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    I get P Hole. But, why is A Hole and B Hole implying two different things when they are actually the same hole? Like when you say, my A Hole and my P Hole and my B Hole…kinda sounds like there should be three holes right? Anyway, I tried asking the Hitter-Tron but it keeps coming back Pujols…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  120. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Sorry, should have clarified from previous question. Both Teheran and Gausman are available. Which is the grab?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran

  121. sanfran1966 says:
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    Based on the last BUY/SELL and posts, is this the best line-up?

    C Jonathan Lucroy
    1B Allen Craig
    2B Jedd Lowrie
    3B Miguel Cabrera
    SS Jean Segura
    OF Dayan Viciedo
    OF Shin-Soo Choo
    OF Adam Jones
    Util LaRoche

    Bench:

    Todd Frazier v LaRoche ?
    Des Jennings v Viciendo ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d play Frazier over LaRoche, but it’s a matchups call…

      • sanfran1966 says:
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        @Grey:

        Nice call. Since Frazier is hitting again, I’ll play LaRoche v righties,,,

        This Robert Coella dude someone asked about, is he worth losing LaRoche for?

        My closers are: Street, Chisek, & Bell w/ Madson DL…

  122. Clint says:
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    Hey Grey, he didn’t say “Jesus,” He said, “Hey, Zeus!” Yeah, Zeus! As in, father of Apollo? Mt. Olympus? Don’t fuck with me or I’ll shove a lightning bolt up your ass? Zeus! You got a problem with that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  123. ashtray says:
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    I own both Frieri and Jim Johnson. Do I need to hold on to O’Day and Corello or are they pretty safe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither are safe, I’d hold both

  124. Nick says:
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    Hey Grey, you had just recommended I drop A. Soriano for BJ Upton (out of the 6 or 7 free agents I listed)…with that said, can you confirm Soriano is the weakest link on my lineup as a replacement upgrade to BJ?

    In my OF I have Holliday, Brantley, Venable with Austin Jackson on my bench. Utility spots I have Headley & Peralta (just picked him up, I have A Cabrera playing SS)

    So you would still drop Soriano for BJ, or is there a weaker link there to be dropped (& hold old man Soriano!)

    THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Peralta for Upton

  125. supra says:
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    “I mean, across all the games yesterday did anyone not get a hit? Oh, yeah, Moustakas.”

    Wieter, Rizzo, Pedroia… 1-12, yea!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snap!

  126. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I could use a little advice with this underachieving squad. I could use a major overhaul but can’t seem to find the right trade.

    12 team H2H 5X5 keeper league(we keep 10)
    C-W.ROSARIO
    1B-E.HOSMER
    2B-D.PEDROIA
    SS-JJ HARDY
    3B-B.LAWRIE
    OF-M.KEMP
    OF-D.FOWLER
    OF-C.GRANDERSON
    UTIL-M.REYNOLDS, J.MORNEAU
    BENCH-J.WERTH, J.RUTLEDGE
    DL-H.RAMIREZ, M.TEIXEIRA

    SP-M.HARVEY
    SP-M.BUMGARNER
    SP-C.HAMELS
    RP-A.CHAPMAN
    RP-C.JANSSEN
    P-J.VALVERDE
    P-S.CISHEK
    BENCH-K.MEDLEN, J.FERNANDEZ, M.GARZA, K.KENDRICK
    DL-J.BECKETT

    I have a pretty non existent bench with Werth injured and Rutledge demoted. I have Hanley and Teixeira coming back from injury pretty soon so that should help.
    Should I drop Werth and Rutledge?
    WILLINGHAM
    G.PARRA
    M.MORELAND
    A.LAROCHE
    M.BRANTLEY
    J.PERALTA
    A.RAMIREZ

    Cishek has been like an anchor on my staff. In a bad way. Bringing my weekly totals down.
    I was thinking about dropping him for Z.WHEELER who should be up soon.
    J.PARKER
    A.PETTITTE
    J.VARGAS
    J.WILLIAMS
    J.PERALTA are also available

    Any ideas?
    Could use some guidance from the glorious omniscent moustache
    oh and btw, the comment about Mchenry “giving out extra bases like a mismanaged prostitute “was genius. I laughed so hard that I almost told my girlfriend about it.
    Luckily I smartened up at the last minute.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Rutledge for Willingham, lose Cishek for Wheeler… Trade Harvey for a 1st baseman… Try for the best, settle around Butler, lose Hosmer… Trade Harvey and Lawrie for a top 3rd baseman, don’t go lower than Wright… Thanks!

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks man.
        Much appreciated

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  127. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME

  128. Gareth says:
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    Which 2 Starter Do you like better Grey:

    Straily, Dan SP OAK

    5/27/13
    vs. SF Bumgarner, Madison SP SF

    6/1/13
    vs. CHW Quintana, Jose SP CHW

    OR

    Quintana, Jose SP CHW

    5/27/13
    vs. CHC Samardzija, Jeff SP CHC

    6/1/13
    @ OAK Straily, Dan SP OAK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straily

  129. Principle Blackman says:
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    Should I drop Cashner for Wheeler in a 12-team, 6×6 (k/9, qs) roto league?
    My current pitching staff:

    SP: Bumgarner, Shields, Anibal, Minor, Bailey, Masterson, Cashner
    RP: Perkins, Chris Perez, Street, Kenley

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  130. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS****

  131. Nick says:
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    Thanks for all the replies Grey! Last question, I dropped Profar (bad idea? It appears playing time will be limited here on out!) for Joel Peralta to hopefully vulture some saves…I have Janssen, Henderson & Bell….currently have 27 saves with 3 other teams in front of me…I figured with my innings pitched already at +24, another potential closer can’t hurt my IP & can help reduce my ERA/WHIP. BUT I truly need offense, so keep that in mind…

    Question is, do you like Joel Peralta, Coello or Cishek?….or should I leave my 3 original relievers alone, drop Joel Peralta & focus on another offensive piece….

  132. El Guapo says:
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    Holland or Wheeler? Pure value…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland

  133. Mariner Mike says:
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    Grey, need OF help eaton seems dead for year could you rate these players(?) Viciedo, Venable,Brantley,Upton(maybe begins breathing),or Joyce. Maybe pick top three. Once again thanks for your help!

  134. steven says:
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    Grey
    Was just offered Hamilton and crisp for Andrus and waino. I obv can’t accept that but would say Greinke or Shelby instead of waino make it better for me? Or just hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shelby

  135. Matt says:
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    Pierzynski or Grandal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      AJ

      • Matt says:
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        Much appreciated. You’ve got the best roto site out there!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  136. Moscowitz says:
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    Grey, what do you personally mean? Is Gausman staying in the rotation? If yes, is he a better option than lets say guys like Phelps, McCarthy, Griffin or even Morrow ROS?

    • Grey

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      I don’t know if he’s staying in the rotation is the problem… If he does, I like him more than most of those guys…

  137. Milarky says:
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    I’ve been offered Moreland for Milone. As much as I appreciate Milone, I’m reasonably deep at SP, and my 1Bs are LaRoche, Ike Davis, and Yonder (yikeser!). We start 2 1Bs, but right now Ike is stapled to my bench for obvious reasons, so my DH slot is weak. I’m thinking I have to take this offer even if Moreland has some regression ahead, correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, go to the newest post

  138. RudyCorrales says:
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    Kelly Johnson or Jared Gyorko from the padres?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson

  139. tvacattack says:
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    I was offered Hamilton for Zimmerman straight up. I have to make that trade dont I?

    12 h2h daily lineup changes…6×6 (avg, r, rbi, hr, sb, tbb and ip, era, whip, k, sv+h, wins)

    My only issue is that the rest of my starting pitching isnt that great (10 start max per week):

    M. Moore
    J,. Lester
    J. Cueto
    J. Chacin
    Hyu-Jin Ryu
    T. Millone
    U. Jimenez

    My OF (start 3)
    A. Gordon
    D. Fowler
    M. Saunders
    G. Stanton (DL)
    W. Myers (minors)

    Thoughts???

    • tvacattack says:
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      @tvacattack:
      If it matters:

      C: Wieters
      1B: Fielder
      2B: Johnson
      SS: Gordon or Simmons
      3B: Longoria
      DH: Frazier, Bonifacio depending on matchup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hamilton if you need an OF…

      • tvacattack says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you be content with Gordon, Fowler, Saunders and hopefully at some point a healthy Stanton?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would

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