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Derek Jeter screams “Ankle!” Yanks scream “Uncle!”  Well, you know you can’t spell “My ankle” without Minka Kelly.  She couldn’t stop at just Jason Street, could she?  Minka used to love his enlarged pro stats.  Oh, well, let the haters hate, right, Minka?  I hear ya, girl.  A’la Clubber Lang, “Let me know if you want a real, mustachioed man!”  On a funny somewhat related story, about a year ago I was at Kennedy Airport, right in front of me in line at Starbucks was Minka Kelly.  I couldn’t care less about the Yankees, but I know what part to play in what situations to be the most obnoxious.  So, with my best heavy New York accent, I said, “You better not break Jeter’s heart like you did to Jason Street.”  She looked like she wanted to blow a rape whistle.  So, it was announced Pasta Diving Jeter would not be returning until after the All-Star Break.  If you draft guys based on the “I’d Do Him” scale, you just got screwed, so this is bittersweet.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Edward Mujica – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 2 Ks and his first save.  Mujica tov!  The Cardinals have a closer!  Pour some boxed wine in my chalice, wrap your arm around my arm and let’s awkwardly toast to Mujica’s first save.  Here, you go under my arm… No, your other under.  Don’t spill wine on my carpet, that ain’t Stainmaster’d!  Geez, this toast is taking about as long as it took for the Cards to realize Boggs was toast.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, but left the start screaming this.  He should be fine and his stats look F-I-N-E.  1.69 ERA and a 0.53 WHIP through 26 2/3 IP.  I’d like to put some of that Hisashi in my dashi and slurp.  That’s not weird, is it?

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-3 as he returned to the lineup.  The Get Well cards that I handed him after popping out of a cake in the Marlins clubhouse must’ve worked!  Talk about embarassing though when I asked him to lick the icing off my foot!  Of course, I should’ve asked him to get the icing off another body part.  I’m such a goof!

Adeiny Hechavarria – To the DL with a bruised elbow.  The good news, I don’t have to spell his godforsaken name for a while.

Jose Fernandez – 4 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  After the first time through the order, he had 3 Ks and only one baserunner:  a walk to Votto.  At that point, I was regretting not starting him and thinking about how no one may ever score on him ever, then Choo singled in his 2nd at-bat and Jo-Fer looked vincible.  It was a tough opponent, and I’m not too worried; he gets the Twins next.

Tony Cingrani – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Sky IM’d me, “Fernandez vs. Cingrani:  Moist.”  I don’t know what that means, and I didn’t open the link he sent me from Ebony-And-I-Very-Horny dot com.  Cingrani’s line obviously looks much better than Jo-Fer’s, but he looked more hittable.  He just had the good fortune of going against the MIA Marlins.  I would absolutely hold onto Cingrani, but would expect starts closer to 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 Ks, than the one he threw yesterday.

Todd Frazier – 2-for-3, 3 Runs, 2 RBIs with his 5th homer.  Seriously, who told you to draft this guy in every league?  Who?  Or is it whom?  Whatever, it was me, snitches!

Brett Wallace – The Astros sent him down after he managed one hit in his first 24 ABs. “This team is built to win right away,” said Astros manager, Bo Porter. “If he wants to stay in the lineup, we need at least 3 hits every 24 ABs.”

Jackie Bradley Jr. – Sent back to the minors.  But he got 3 walks in a game 17 days ago!

David Ortiz – Says he should be be ready to go on Friday.  Hopefully now those stupid Drake lyrics stop haunting me.

John Lackey – Could make a minor league start on Monday.  Minor league players seen kissing up to him and acting like his personal servant will have a ready-made nickname.  (That last sentence sounds like a clue when playing the game, Taboo.)

Jon Lester – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Damn, I should’ve believed in the bounce back.  Oh, well, now I won’t mention Lester again for the rest of the year.

Andrew Bailey – 1 IP, 0 ER and no baserunners as he converted the save easily.  The Red Sox equipment manager will be happy to not have to worry about how many anananananananan’s there are in Hanrahanananananananananan since he’ll be out of the spotlight.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs as Rudy did his Rizzo homer chant, “H to the Homer, R to the Rizzo.”

Alfonso Soriano – 1-for-5 with his 1st homer.  Probably the best 67-year-old outfielder in the majors.  I said, outfielder, so don’t tell me Miguel Tejada.

Welington Castillo – 4-for-4, 1 run.  Earth to Cubs, only sign players whose last names end in an O.  Welington is now batting .425 through 40 ABs with a homer and steal.  Probably won’t hit above .260 on the year, or even by June, but definitely worth a flyer for a hot bat.  I once had a hot bat, rubbed on a little ointment and gone.

Carlos Marmol – 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 Ks in the 9th inning with a 4-run lead.  It’s a step in the right direction.  BTW, Pitchtrax after a Marmol outing looks like a Lite-Brite done by a 2-year-old.

Carlos Villanueva – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I’d say he’s gonna be in this afternoon’s Buy/Sell but he won’t.  He’s here now.  He was also in last week’s Buy/Sell.  Don’t make me go back there!  Fine, but just for that, I’m gonna go all the way back to what I said in the rankings, “Doesn’t he sound like a sheriff in a telenovela?  Sheriff Chuck Newtown, as the gringos would say, has never thrown more than 125 1/3 IP in a season and he’s 29 years old, so upside here is tenuous at best and non-existent at worst.  He’s always excelled better in relief (4.80 ERA vs. 3.76 ERA; starting vs. relieving), and has never possessed an overpowering fastball.  Due to a league change and the K-rate he put up last year (8.76), I’m willing to throw a flyer his way.”  And that’s me quoting me!

John Lannan – Hits the Disgraceful List.  There should be a Dis Grace Slick List with all the women over 70 that are sexy.  What?  I have a Cougar problem.

Josh Rutledge – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 1 RBI with his 2nd home run.  He’s a low walk guy, as I pointed out repeatedly in the preseason, so when he struggles, you’re gonna feel it.  Right now, he’s on pace for 22 homers and 43 steals.  What the effin’ eff do you want from him?  Seriously?  Do you need him to cook you and your woman dinner?  Wash the ol’ undercarriage?  Just put him in your lineup and let him be.

Dexter Fowler – 1-for-5, 3 runs and his 7th homer.  Strong Bean!

Troy Tulowitzki – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th home run.  He was plunked hard on the elbow on Tuesday, so today’s game provided his owners with a sigh of relief.  BTW, my mechanic’s name is Sigh.  That makes for good comic relief when he screws something up.  “What happened to your radio?”  “Went for an oil change and when I picked it up, the radio was busted… Sigh…”

Eric Young Jr. – 3-for-5 as he hit lead off for the third game in a row.  I’m like Henry Hill when Joe Pesci is about to pounce, waving my hands, “That’s it!  I give up!”  I’m in on Young.  No way am I missing out on a guy that I’ve been touting for four (stutterer!) years.

Travis d’Arnaud – Fractured his big toe.  But that little piggy is supposed to go have roast beef and the pinkie toe is supposed to wee-wee-wee all the way home.  It’s the pinkie toe!  d’Arnaud now has a walking boot, which is harder to pimp out than a cast.  “Yo, check out my pimped out walking boot?!”  Yeah, that doesn’t happen.  “I got rhinestones on every one of my tizz-oes!”  Nope, you just don’t hear that.  For the foreseeable future, it’s all John Buck in NYM.

Lucas Duda – Out with lower back tightness.  Duda said the pain just came out of nowhere.  Sounds like Lucas is dealing with a phantom menace.

Jon Niese – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks as he went in Coors.  Such a quandary fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) face when they have a pitcher they like but bench him for one match-up.  Do you want him to get hit?  Do you want him to pitch well?  What’s the ideal line here?  6 IP, 3 ER, 3 Ks and a no decision?  6 IP, 3 ER, 3 Ks, a no decision and he beams Carlos Quentin in the head?

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 12 Ks.  Day late for the Dozens, Just-Verl, but we’ll give you your shot.  “Your mama let you stay on the mound for 126 pitches, then when she came out to remove you, she reeked of cigarettes!”  Um, okay, Justin, maybe you leave the Dozens to Scherzer and F-Her.  “Your momma is Kate Upton and I’m having sex with her!”  Now, you’re doing the Dozens!

Matt Cain – 6 IP, 7 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks as he was pitchslapped by Gallardo.  He’s now given up 5 homers in his last two starts.  That’s what you get for all of those years FIP’ing off the Fangraphs Database.

Brandon Crawford – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 2nd homer in the last three games.  He will be in this afternoon’s Buy/Sell.  You can hardly wait.  No, you!

Mike Fiers – Optioned to Triple-A.  Maybe he can figure out what happened to his promising career and the other half of his first name.

Yovani Gallardo – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  That’s all you needed?  A DUI?  Fine, I’ll buy the next round, an Oculus Rift headset and throw in some Gran Turismo 5.  Here at Razzball, we fantasy baseball responsibly.

Ryan Braun – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs, and his third home run, which came on the same day AJ Mass said to bench Braun.  Maybe AJ Mass can tell everyone to bench Mike Moustakas.  Wait, he can’t even spell Moustakas.  Damn!

Chris Sale – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA is at 4.50 on the year.  I’m sorry if you went against my wishes and drafted him this year, but I really want to see him fail miserably.

Dayan Viciedo – Strained his oblique.  Dayan?  Dayum!  This would open up a slot for Jordan Danks, who hits about as well as his brother, John.  Danks, but no Danks!

Julio Teheran – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Eh, not all sleepers work out.  In most mixed leagues, I’d send Teheran back to where he came from, which I believe is Iran.

B.J. Upton – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, but never one to miss a chance to make his older brother look bad, Justin went yard for the 9th time.  I just hope they can work things out in time for Mother’s Day.  No reason Madge Upton needs to pay for this sibling rivalry.

Chris Johnson – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Can someone tape Freeman’s mouth shut, put him in a gorilla suit and send him to Africa?

Evan Gattis – Hit his 5th homer.  Only downside to Gattis’s great feel-good story is we’re gonna get an ESPN movie about him starring one of the guys from American Pie.  I’m guessing Chris Klein, but it could be any of them.

Pedro Alvarez – 1-for-3 with his 1st homer, as he bats .104.  Hopefully that’s the Kickstart he needs, but I wouldn’t invest too much.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-5, homer.  33 more.  That is all.

Desmond Jennings – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I need one of the Wonder Twins, doesn’t matter which one, I’ll take the dude in powdered purple spandex, and I need him to pound his fist with Desmond Jennings and to turn Jennings into a young Carl Crawford.

Nolan Reimold – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Of course he hit a homer.  I just dropped him.  *sticks head in oven–  Wait, I’ll just pick him up again!

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-5 and his 1st homer, and The Gregorius D.I.D. did what he came to do.  Damn, I just dropped him when I heard he wasn’t going to play every day.  Okay, let’s face it, there’s very few players I haven’t just picked up and dropped.

Patrick Corbin – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, and really deserved the win, but Putz let down his team.  Former pitching coach, Dick Pole would’ve straightened that Putz out.  Corbin is now stellar through three starts (19 1/3 IP, 1.40 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 13 Ks).  He looked like a 7 K/9 guy last year, but until this start, Ks weren’t there at all.  His velocity has been up, along with his wildness.  Frankly, he doesn’t look anything like the pitcher he was last year and don’t call me Frank Lee.  If Corbin can move his walks back to a low two like last year with the increased velocity, he could surprise this year.  I’d wait and see in most leagues, but if your league is deeper, you need to wait and see after picking him up and putting him on your bench.

Alexi Ogando – 2 1/3 IP, 5 ER vs. the Cubs, which came after he shutdown the Mariners and hapless Rays.  Geez, by the time he gets the 24th best offensive team, the Indians, he’s gonna give up 7 earned in a third of an inning.

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-4 with his 5th home run as he hits .309.  Or if you put it through a Sean Connery translator, “Ee-yan, you’re the man now, dog.”

Rajai Davis – 2-for-4, run, RBI and 2 steals, his 4th of the year.  That would’ve been a nice batty call where you need steals.

R.A. Dickey – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, but left the game early with back and neck stiffness.  A completely humorless team representative takes the podium.  “Yesterday, we had to pull Dickey because of stiffness…. What?  Why is everyone laughing?  Dickey’s balls looked flat, stretched and kept hanging low… What?  See, when he takes his balls, he knuckles them and then shuffles his arm forward and backward, forward and backward… Knuckles then shuffles… What?”

Luke Scott – Said he had his best day of running.  That’s like hearing Lohan say she had her best day of sobriety.

  1. a1r fann1ng says:
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    been holdin eaton in my DL slot but bourn needs it now.

    let eaton eat a bench slot or drop for ruggiano?

  2. Alky Sobrera says:
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    Got an offer of hamilton+heyward for prince and pacman jones. Laughed it off obviously. Thoughts on trading for heyward as a serious buy low though? Horrible luck, and apparently he’s been hitting the ball hard. Thoughts on an austin jackson for heyward?

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Alky Sobrera:

      Oh, and I definitely bought into teheran’s spring (cue to spring stats don’t mean sh*t). Regretting that now for sure…

  3. troy says:
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    what do you think of this trade grey? Bruce and masterson for victorino melky cabrera and niese? curious what you think and is it even worth holding onto taveras at this point? IM in a 12 team league with 6 bench spots and really am considering cutting him for a useful pitcher or hitter from the waiver wire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @troy: Bruce side… It’s fair…. In a non-keeper league? I wouldn’t hold Taveras…

      • Troy says:
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        @Grey: sorry didn’t see this reply yea non keeper league and 12 team league with 5 ofs. I needed another solid of….

  4. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    nice trading places reference…Clarence Beeks!

    did you jack chuck newtown from me in the comments, damn jack got jacked, wait a minute I didn’t copyright that and Spanish is not a secret language, oh well, if I think it’s flattery then it’s just like fantasy flowers…not tyler.

    That Dickey post is getting printed, cut out and getting put up on the cork board with the other funnies I cut out of the newspaper….yes, I still read the paper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: I’ve been calling him Newtown for a few years… Ha, thanks!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I should of known that

        Is cody ross going to be in the buy/sell

  5. Fister Furbush says:
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    Pulling Dickey because of stiffness…the sexual innuendo stands out to me like the Blue Jays 27th best ERA stands out on a street corner waiting to get smacked around by who ever wants some. My World Series prediction is sprained, stiff and outta melk.

  6. chunk says:
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    Didn’t see Hughes pitch but the numbers look good and hes got the TB powerhouse next. Turnaround possible?

    On a scale of -5 to a billion how likely is it that Liriano comes back to be a solid #3 SP in a deep league?

    Great call on B-Crawf last week. I love when you’re right, even if you are more fun to read when you’re wrong!

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @chunk:

      Saw hughes pitch. 5 homers allowed in 3 starts so far. I wouldn’t trust him.

      • chunk says:
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        @Alky Sobrera: k thanks. next start will be telling

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk: Ha, thanks! I’d try Hughes… -5….

  7. Mike says:
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    Looking good, Billy Grey!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Mike: nice!

  8. Virinder says:
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    Pick 2 for ROS: Griffin, Jo-Fer, Quintana, Villanueva…Thanks!!

    • BTD says:
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      @Virinder: My duece: Jo-Fer and Quintana…

  9. bossmanjunior says:
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    A) Hold Boggs or drop for one of Fujikawa(DL), Russells, Camp, Veras, or Marmol. Other closers are Street and Perkins.

    B) Rutledge v. Kennedy or Lowrie @ Cobb?

    C)

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Rutledge at home
      I read that Marmol might get the job back, him or Veras

      • mic says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: but do you really want to own Marmol…

  10. Rob says:
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    Hey Grey: in a 1250 min IP league and I need starters. Have Bailey, Kimbrel and Chapman. Was offered Anibal Sanchez and Corbin or Kenley Jansen and 25 FAAB of 200 for Kimbrel. Do the trade? If so which two? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob: Nope

  11. Raftman says:
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    H2H league – Neil Walker or Rutledge for my MI spot?

    • Todd25 says:
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      @Raftman: I’d say Rutledge hands down.

      • Project Merkin says:
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        Shame on you for asking.

  12. Tigres says:
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    Corbin looked very good last night. Granted, the Yankees have some 58 consecutive years of futility against LHP (But wait! We have Vernon Wells now!) His early numbers, albeit very SSS, suggest he is getting a bit lucky early on. I still kinda want to pick him up and see how it goes. Would drop Teheran for him.

  13. Bourne says:
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    And Davis now has infinite more steals than my sagnof bonifacio

    • Brach says:
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      @Sherm: @Bourne: yeh I’m definitely starting to lose patients in Bonifacio. Drop him for Didi Gregorius??

      • Bourne says:
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        @Brach: In a 10 team or less he is. I am still holding him in my 12 team H2H because I am still winning by a lot and I know he will get me 2+ SB a week at some time which is my one weakness.

    • Men-in-Cleats says:
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      @Bourne:

      And worse yet, they haven’t let him play 2nd for a while and he’s one game away from eligibility there, where he’d be much more useful if he actually did remember how to make contact with the ball and steal bases.

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Men-in-Cleats: yes he is killing me in 2 different leagues

  14. Sherm says:
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    Grey, I get Kemp for my SS Choo straight up. Take it? Every day Kemp’s scufflin’.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sherm: Sure… Ha, nice…

  15. Rubber Duckie says:
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    I opened up my fantasy app just to check my status.
    I looked at my lineup saw a pinch-hit homer Evan Gattis.
    Gattis oh wow is me!
    You’re winning my fantasy!
    Gattis, Gattis, Gattis, Gattis!

    (With apologies to Phish)

  16. Rob says:
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    Mujica had 1st and 3rd no outs and Galvis hit a rope that was caught. I’m not sold on him. Thinking I shouldn’t drop Boggs just yet, even for Cingrani. Be brutally honest!

    • Mike says:
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      @Rob:

      Galvis hit a weak grounder

      • scott says:
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        @Mike: that was brutal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob: Sure, hold Boggs if you need saves…

  17. Chaz says:
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    Sale will not fail until he gets hurt. Leave my Chris Sale alone!

  18. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Cingrani or Villanueva?

  19. The Strolg says:
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    “But he got 3 walks in a game 17 days ago!”

    Somebody should loop audio of Sutcliffe barely able to restrain himself from jumping on the field to give Jackie JR a reach around after 3 said walks.

  20. scott says:
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    Kazmir streamer or have a chance to be the old kazmir??

    • stumanji says:
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      @scott: More like “Kazmir: steamer,” amirite?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @scott: I wouldn’t own or stream him

  21. Snake Hips says:
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    Anyone have the balls to start Gee vs The Nats on Sunday? SON has the balls… $12.6!?!? That can’t be right.

      • BERK says:
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        @Grey: Glad we cleared that up for the 2 fellow Lannan owners in the known universe. Also, isn’t the tendon going into the knee also known as “the knee?” Lannan is dumb.

  22. Snake Hips says:
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    Andrew Bailey or Mujica?

  23. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    So if it’s time to send Teheran back to Iran or Iraq, who do I pick up between Villanueva, Corbin, de la rosa,detwiler or Cahill? Maybe kazmir for a spot start vs the stros on Saturday? Grey help me before I wonder off on my own again.

    • Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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      Or even wheeler. Is he going to be in the majors any time soon?

      • Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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        What about marcum? Would you still take Villanueva?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  24. scott says:
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    I’d really like to get Corbin on my team too… I’d have to drop Homer Bailey., Cingrani for him…. hold right??

    • Joe says:
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      @scott: I think Corbin is for real. Lefty, good control, good stuff.

      • scott says:
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        @Joe: thanks for thevresponse Joe. Would you drop either of those guys for him though? Cingrani lack of different pitches makes me want to drop him but I don’t know if I should just yet..

        • stumanji says:
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          @scott: I def would not drop Bailey for him. Toss up with Cingrani. I’d hold on to his sexy K’s though.

  25. chisox22 says:
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    Do you have any concern to Jose Bautista’s injury? / season numbers? I’m trying to get power in my lineup. Its a 10 team espn roto scoring.. he offered bautista for peavy but I’m sure it will get vetoed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chisox22: Take Bautista, it’s not close

  26. CL says:
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    Marte: 5 Ks last night. Do I smell SLUMP?!

    3 weeks in, and did I make my One Dumbass Roster Move Of The Year already?! Dumped Rutledge for Alcides Escobar last week before Rut Got Hot. Tell me it’ll be OK…?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CL: You’ll be fine

  27. Justin Cook says:
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    I’m a huge reds fan, and naturally kept Votto and Bruce, then proceeded to draft Phillips (53), Choo (68), Frazier (108) – and was mocked by the entire league! Then nabbed Bailey at 173. Which of my hot starting reds do I sell high?

    • mic says:
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      @Justin Cook: i dont think its a good idea to have so many players from the same team…

  28. Josh says:
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    Ike Davis or David Ortiz for the rest of the year… Who you got?

  29. Kingslayers says:
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    Drop Pete Kozma for Didi Gregorius?

    I have Tulo as my starting SS so we’re just talking about his back up.

    It’s a 5×5 NL Only H2H league.

  30. Frank Lynch says:
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    I have Dempster tomprrow against the Royals and I also had Santana pitching. I dropped Santana and picked up Mujica. Do you think it was a good idea to drop him before the game against Boston?

    • Frank Lynch says:
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      Or should I maybe picked someone up like Corbin??

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Oh sorry I forgot you told me Hammels… My bad

  31. Jack says:
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    Pitching is a premium in my league so I dropped Dunn and Hosmer for Quintana and Corbin. I feel better already.

  32. John says:
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    Do you believe a Houston Chronical report that the Astros are going to obtain Borbon and make Chris Carter a 4th/OF occasional DH (i.e. not a full time player)? Carter’s been doing even better than expected, will they really make him a part time player? If not, will he get 3 more OF starts to become eligible?

    • Whatever says:
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      @John:

      What? Chris Carter is their best player right now. Poppycock I say!!!!

    • Whatever says:
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      @John:

      Can you post a reference? I have not been able to find this on the web.

    • @John: That Houston Chronicle article (http://blog.chron.com/ultimateastros/2013/04/17/borbon-fmart-could-shake-up-astros-outfield-and-some-off-day-eitheror/) is speculative.

      I think Chris Carter is clearly best suited as a DH and then as a 1B. I’m hoping (since I have him on several teams) that he gets the 3 more OF games necessary for OF eligibility. I can’t see why they’d allow Ankiel and Pena to play every day – neither of which will have any trade value or long-term potential – over Carter. And that offense is so bad that I can’t see swapping Borbon for Carter full-time.

      But, I do see the Astros roster and think that the likeliest scenario is that no one in the OF/1B/DH mix plays 95% of the time. I can see resting Pena and Ankiel against lefties and Carter against tougher righties.

      This is the main reason why I only slotted Carter and Penal with about 450 PAs for the year in the pre-season (http://razzball.com/playerrater-preseason-espnmlb12/). Then again, I thought Wallace would get 450 PAs between 1B and 3B….(have him in two 15-team leagues too….)

  33. Ron says:
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    I whiffed on getting Brandon Crawford of the wire.

    Should I stick with Andrelton Simmons at SS or pickup Aybar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Simmons

  34. goodfld2 says:
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    eh Grey, i have a really late opening draft for a 10 team H2H on sunday night. 6×6 with Ops and Losses being the added cats. Also, huge bench (30 people on team, plus 2 DLs). Instead of using your rankings exclusively like with my 16-18 team leagues, I’m gonna use a weighted current player value from espn’s rater (rather use you’re guys’, cause it’s yahoo applicable, but not ready yet) mixed with the point shares, after getting rid of Holds for pitchers. And project in injury time to those 4/1 shares.
    1. My main question being, since your Pitcher Pairings were set up for 12 team leagues, what changes would i need to incorporate to be applicable for a 10; i’m thinking just add another guy from (which?) tier.
    2.Since only 300 people will be drafted what drafting changes (in general) should be attempted? I’m likely gonna have 2-3 stream spots for hitters and pitchers (7 pickups per week). I’m guessing even more RP (setup in case of closer change) would be smart.
    Thanks. It seems 10 person leagues will be very much more about actually being able to use your advice when picking up hot players as there will simply be more of them unowned at any given time.
    3. I’m guessing even more good starters (10-11) is a good idea right from the draft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @goodfld2: 1.Add another pitcher who’s pitching well 2What? 3. sure

  35. Eric Riptide says:
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    @ Grey: Your Marmol Pitchtrax/ Lite-Brite comment had me rolling. Just out of curiosity, have you ever taken the Myers-Briggs personality test? You strike me as an INTP. It’s the rarest of their 16 possible personality types. Regardless, I love your blogs and never miss them. Keep up the good work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric Riptide: Thanks! Never took any personality test that I didn’t pass with an A, says my mom.

  36. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: do you like Villanueva (@ cin, @ mia) better than Quintana (Vs cle, vs tb) or aceves (Vs oak, vs hou) for next week?

    Thanks.

  37. Whats Up Grey says:
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    Is Andrelton Simmons droppable for the likes of BCraw, Didi, or Chris Johnson?

  38. Phillip the DILF says:
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    ROS who should I add? Rank two:

    Tillman, Cingrani, Chacin, Billingsley, Pettitte or Villanueva

  39. uncdrew says:
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    I was at the Marlins game a few nights ago, and looked up to the scoreboard to see why a few thousand people were clapping.

    Adeiny Hechavarria (thank you CTRL-C, CTRL-V) just hit a three run bomb.

    “Huh, I thought”. Then I went back to watching half naked hotties in The Clevelander.

    Baseball rules.

  40. Snake Hips says:
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    Anyone starting Halladay vs STL tonight? SON has him at $12.9.

    • Todd25 says:
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      @Snake Hips: Personally i already punted him. If I still had him, I would only start him vs Marlins, Astros, etc.

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Snake Hips: @Snake Hips: @The Strolg: SON is an awesome tool, but it is not the be-all, end-all. It looked favorably on Danny Haren his last two starts, for example, and Tommy Hanson.

    • JoeC says:
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      @Snake Hips: I think SON is going through some growing pains. I don’t think he’s/it’s over-weighting recent performance, which I think he/it should.

      Which also brings me to the conclusion that SON will improve as the season rolls along. But right now I’d be a little trepidatious to please, please, listen to the children (channeling the Lizard King!).

  41. Harkrider says:
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    Pujols and wilhelmsen

    For

    Stanton and Utley

    I don’t need a 2nd baseman (I have Rutledge and espinosa) and I have Votto and goldy so I can part with pujols. However my only other RP’s are romo, holland, Boggs, and Herrera.
    Thoughts on this trade??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Harkrider: It’s fair though, depends on needs

      • Harkrider says:
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        @Grey: new offer: pujols and Russell for Stanton and Milone. I’m going to take it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay

  42. Taz says:
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    The Niese blurb articulates exactly what I was going through when I decided to bench him. I was very pleased with the stat line. I didn’t regret benching him, and it didn’t make me worry about him going forward.

    Trade review: I just traded Jed Lowrie (my FA flyer) for Gallardo and Gardner. Love what Lowrie’s done, but with his injury history I think I did quite well. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Taz: You did very well

  43. Carl Spackler says:
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    Grey, who do you think the next big call up will be? Wheeler, Myers, Taveras???

      • Carl Spackler says:
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        @Grey:

        Shaking your crystal ball, how long until he gets the call and when would you pick him up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mid-June

  44. Nate spurs says:
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    Very odd trade here:
    I give Kinsler, Reyes, Moore
    I receive Teix, Desmond,Greinke, Hughes

    The injuries make this very interesting, should I pull the trigger?

    • Spyre says:
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      @Nate spurs: I’d probably hold..

    • Men-in-Cleats says:
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      @Nate spurs:

      Whom in the players your getting are you high on? I like Desmond but not worth giving Kinsler up for. Greinke is an ace but his value coming off a long injury is not going to be much higher than Moore’s. Teix and Hughes are overrated stiffs not worth acquiring. Wouldn’t pick up Hughes if he was on the waiver wire and I had a completely empty bench spot. Don’t like this trade for you at all.

    • mic says:
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      @Nate spurs: yes if you like losing… i thought the point of fantasy baseball was to win…

  45. Spyre says:
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    Last RP spot: Frieri, Henderson, or Mujica?

    • Todd25 says:
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      @Spyre: I would say Frieri, Mujica, Henderson… in that order.

  46. BenY says:
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    Beachy very valuable in the second half for a 14 team mixed league? Pick up and stash in DL spot now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BenY: Go for it

    • Thrilla says:
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      @BenY: Good idea, just did the same.

  47. Anus in the Outfield says:
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    better casting call? The Evan Gattis story, starring… Eugene Levy? Or Stifler’s mom?

  48. CL says:
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    Do you agree:

    Friday
    Estrada: START
    Shields: START
    Hanson: BENCH

    Saturday
    Maholm: START

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @CL: Tommy Hanson: DON’T OWN

      Maholm will tear my Pirates up.

      • CL says:
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        @DonSlaughtOnslaught: Hanson & Haren are being watched closely these days. It’s Year 6 in my Dynasty league, so I just can’t casually drop these two… luckily, the rest of my staff including new additions this year is doing well.

        • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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          @CL: I understand. I used Hanson in a FanDuel league against the Astros, so I watched him pitch. It was…not pretty. Like the worst I have seen a pitcher other than Brandon Maurer look this year. Hope he turns it around for you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CL: Yup

  49. Fratstar says:
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    Drop H Bailey for Corbin?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Fratstar: Bailey is way better, I wouldn’t make that move

    • Whatever says:
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      @Fratstar:

      NO!!

  50. Todd25 says:
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    *Happy dance*
    1. Todd F***ing Frazier
    2. Justin F***ing Upton
    3. Guy in league dropped YoGa prior to yesterday’s start (yoink) thank goodness for his crappy Aprils, i seem to always get him without having to bend over backwards (pun point!)

    • Todd25 says:
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      @Todd25: Also thoughts on Trout only having 1 stolen base so far this season? Is it Trout or the Sciosciapath’s refined managerial decisions? I figured he would be leading the league in stolen bases so far this year, especially with the big bats not hitting on all cylinders yet.

      • Whatever says:
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        @Todd25:

        Trout gained 30 lbs of muscle over the offseason supposedly. Not good for stealing bases.

  51. Fungazi says:
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    I think you forgot something.. Au Shizz!

  52. chillmodious says:
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    Morning, sir. Got a few questions for you on this fine Friday, so I’m just going to dump them all out at once… These are from several different leagues:

    1. Allen Craig or Hosmer, ROS? (would be for a Util spot)

    2. Reddick or Moustakas, ROS? (also for a Util spot)

    C. There is no C

    4. For today ONLY, would you be ok playing EY Jr. (in Coors vs. Arizona) over Moustakas (@ Boston)?

    5. Lots starters going today, so some closers need to sit. Of the following six guys, which two ride the bench today?: Holland (@Bos), Street (@SF), Wilhelmsen (@Tex), Glen Perkins (@ChiSox), Parnell (vs. Wsh), Cishek (@Cin).

    6. With the following pitching roster, would you lose anyone for Jo-Fer, or hold? (I’m thinking maybe Cishek or Estrada, depending on how Estrada does today):

    SPs – Zimmermann, Peavy, Samardzija, Matt Harvey, Alex Cobb, Marco Estrada
    RPs – Greg Holland, Huston Street, Wilhelmsen, Glen Perkins, Bobby Parnell, Steve Cishek

    7. Please rank Corbin, Villanueva, Cingrani, AJ Griffin.

    8. I was trying to get up to 12 so I could say we played a version of ‘the dozens,’ but alas, my well of annoying questions has run dry. Thank you as always, and enjoy the Friday.

    • Nathan says:
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      @chillmodious: Not sure how much news you’re watching, but take it from someone sitting at home on lockdown right now: there’s a good chance that there is no Red Sox game tonight.

    • JoeC says:
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      @chillmodious: hey chill, you should just hire someone to run your team. :) I keed, I keed!

      1. Craig
      2. Red Rum
      3. C
      4. Yes, because of that new show on TV: Boston Lockdown, starring Vincent D’Onofrio and The Rock.
      5. Holland and Cishek
      6. How do you have 6 closers? Is this a 3-team league? :) Assuming you can get by with 5 closers(!), I’d drop Cishek because of lack of save opps and closer history.
      7. Corbin Bernson, AJ Griffin, Villanueva, Cingrani (he’ll be in the Minors soon enough)
      8. Yeah, that’s enough outta yous!

      • chillmodious says:
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        @JoeC: Ha… I’m taking applications if you have a resume! Actually, the questions are a composite of 4 different teams that all have interrelated parts, and it’s always nice to see if Grey and/or Razztown have divergent views on what I may be thinking. And one of those leagues happens to be a 10-teamer, which is very shallow for me (used to playing in 14-teamers, sometimes 12). Thanks for taking the time to weigh in nonetheless. (BTW, I have six closers because I took two in the middle rounds and the rest just fell for some reason… I was able to to spend my last three draft picks on closers…then, when a DL spot opened up, I picked another one off waivers, just because he was available. You’re right… no real need for Cishek.)

  53. Chowder says:
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    Grey!

    Can you rank Tommy Hanson, Ervin Santana and Chad Billingsley the rest of the season?

    Thanks!

  54. Trigger Cut says:
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    Valdespin or Everth at 2B ROS? Thanks!

  55. Whatever says:
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    Grey,

    Just got an offer in my AL Only 10 teamer:

    Zobrist/(A bum) for Victorino and Jeter

    I have plenty of power and I need speed bad.

    What do you think?

    • stumanji says:
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      @Whatever: Zobrist, not close. Go grab a Rajai Davis if you need speed. Has Grey taught you nothing?!?!?! SAGNOF, yo.

      • Whatever says:
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        @stumanji:

        Dude, calm down Grey-wannabe

        if Rajai Davis was available he would be on my team.

        this is a very deep league.

      • Whatever says:
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        @Grey:

        I know the Zobrist side wins on paper. Its hard to relay the situation specifically on a blog. That is why i regret even posting it.

        The league is quite deep for AL 10 teamer. I have Pedroia and Asdrubal as my other two middles and when you are rocking Raul Ibanez as your fifth OFer, it gets rough.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then you should trade for something else if you don’t need Zobrist…

  56. DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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    If you didn’t already love Todd Frazier enough, he hit a home run last night after the Reds’ bat boy with Down Syndrome asked him for one!

    Ashamed to say I am actually watching Sportscenter, but in fairness I need something easy to ignore on in the background while I do paperwork.

  57. cubjet says:
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    Drop jo-fer or cingranni for villanueva or corbin?
    Or both?

  58. Doug says:
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    Trade Kershaw, Berkman, and Fujikwa for Votto, R.Zimmerman, Josh Johnson and 1st, 3rd, 6th, and 9th round picks in next years draft? Points league. Keep 6 players. 16 teams. Total points only. Kershaw usually around 800 points at end of the year, best hitters at about 500-600. Have Bumgarner, Sale, Tehran, Kershaw Cingrani, Liriano, Wandy as starters.

    Hitters- Pujols, Kendrick, Ploufe, Castro, Lowrie, Suzuki, Braun, C.Young, S.Smith, Duda, B Upton, Morales and Ruiz

    Closers- Bailey, Henderson, Herrera and Jansen

    I would keep Votto but already have Pujols at 1st will start Votto at Util. Have Ploufe at 3rd so its an upgrade there and I like Josh Johnson enough to play the odds. Very tough due to not needing Votto probably as much as Kershaw but the others make my team better for this year and give me picks for next year.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Doug: Votto side

  59. Lauren says:
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    ” So, with my best heavy New York accent, I said, “You better not break Jeter’s heart like you did to Jason Street.” She looked like she wanted to blow a rape whistle.”

    Her response may have had something to do with the fact that, “about a year ago” I think think they had already broken up.

    • JoeC says:
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      @Lauren: I think Grey’s US magazine subscription ran out. He still thinks the Biebs and Selena Gomez are a couple!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @JoeC: Wait, Biebs and Selena broke up?!

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Grey: so you’re sayin’ there’s a chance…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha!

      • chillmodious says:
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        @JoeC: I stopped reading periodicals alltogether in the early 90s… Selena and Gomez are a couple?!?!?! The rising Tejana pop star and the patriarch from the Addams Family actually got together? What happened to Morticia? Help, I need answers… I have 20+ years of celebrity news to catch up on!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lauren: Even more awkward…

  60. g-stav says:
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    just got offered david price for matt harvey… what do i do!?

    • Diamond Jim Gentile says:
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      @g-stav: In a redraft league, I would take it and run.

  61. Banders says:
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    I was offered the following:

    I give Tulo, MadBum and Adam Jones

    I get Elvis, Strasburg and Trout

    Thoughts? I wonder if he would take Hamels in MadBum’s place.

  62. Great Odin's Raven says:
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    I’ve got Pujols and Bautista on my team. Should I be looking to move them this early in the season with their growing injury concerns? If so, what tier of player do you think I could get in return? I will not necessarily trade them together to the same team.

    Thanks!

      • Great Odin's Raven says:
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        @Grey: But would you /could you sell them high? Like for other 1st/2nd rounders?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Take followups to the newest post…

  63. papasmurf says:
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    After sticking with Soriano, who had 0 RBI for the first 2.5 wks, due to weather concerns and Ogando supposedly nasty vs. righties, I had him benched… for Vernon Well’s 0 for 4.

    Self-bitch slap time!

    Having 3 of the 4 ATL hitters go yard in my lineup was nice though. I have half the Braves’ hitters… Congratulations to BJ for his 2nd homer and… 2nd RBI!

    Punted Teheran for Quintilla or whatever the hell that Chisox guy’s name is. Right now Teheran is basically Carlos Marmol masquerading as a SP.

  64. 6×6 (OPS league). 14 team, 30 man rosters, mixed redraft.

    Please rank these MI:

    J. Valdespin, D. Ackley, C. Nelson, S. Drew?

    Thx

  65. jesse says:
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    An RBI was about to jump out of Stanton’s cake, thought better of it, and enrolled in community college to turn its life around.

  66. ReleasetheMcKraken says:
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    There’s a video floating around of a 90yr old woman using the occulus rift…it’s priceless.

  67. Jake Dubois says:
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    Please rank for bench/back of my rotation:

    Colon, Villanueva, Kendrick, and Straily.

    Thanks!

  68. BrewFreeOrDie says:
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    Grey,

    Grey-t stuff as always. I actually did the same with Didi in RCL, but picked up Crawford yesterday morning and keeping ye olde fingers crossed that he keeps hitting and that the Giants keep him in the 5 hole. Question, followed by a random factoid for you:

    1. Who (OR WHOM?) do you think finishes with the most swipes this year? My money is on Ellsbury if he stays healthy.

    2. As probably the lone Mariners fan on this site, fun (yet tragic) fact: In Felix’s last 10 starts we are 1-9, managing to top 3 runs scored only once (scoring 4 in the final game of last year).

    Cheers,
    Brew

  69. Vottomatic says:
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    Would you start Perez (Harvey) or Suzuki (Buchholz) at C today?

  70. T Moore says:
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    Mr Gray: ESPN CLOSER CHART METER stuck on 41 still..

    The fella who does it must own Boggs and is in denial… He must not believe in anthropogenic climate change either…

    At least, I running out a complete offense for the first time in a week or so… Not a good one …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: Yeah, I don’t get it… Not like Boggs has looked good in any games…

  71. Ryan says:
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    Love these wrap-ups, Grey. Would you help me out real quick?

    My league has saves + holds and my bullpen is Kenley Jansen, Frieri, David Hernandez and David Robertson, (drafted in the last four rounds). Would you consider Kelvin Herrera or Ryan Cook an upgrade over any of these guys? How do you see Frieri’s value if Madsen usurps the closer role? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Thanks! I’d hold for now… Frieri has great value even if he loses the closer job…. Good ratios and Ks…

  72. Shake N Bacon says:
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    I’ve had my eye on Crawford for this past week to see if he would keep up his hot hitting, and he has. This is a dumb question, but you would still take Cozart over Crawford for rest of season, right?

    Cingrani looked good last night, but he was more effectively wild than anythign else, imo. His throwing motion seems effortless. Maybe it was confusing the Miami batters…? Either way I’ll take the 8 K’s and the win :)

  73. CL says:
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    Get Didi on the dynasty team now? SS is a weakness…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CL: Yes

  74. crock says:
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    Is Bruce and Kendrys Morales too much for Stanton?

  75. Charlie says:
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    Just traded Jon Lester and Starling Marte for Mat Latos and BJ Upton.

    Now that I have both Uptons along with Kinsler, Goldschmidt, Rutledge, Shin Shoo, and Hanley on the DL, any reason to keep Brett Gardner for the steals? H2H league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  76. Kid A says:
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    Debating between holding Gerk Store or bringing Crawford on board. On which side do you fall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: saludos

  77. james says:
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    Start Hammel vs the dodgers today? no innings cap, 100 moves limit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  78. bossmanjunior says:
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    Grey,

    Did you agree with JFOH about dropping Boggs for Marmol? I’ve never owned Marmol and Im a little afraid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for a few more days

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @bossmanjunior:

      Other options were Fujikawa, Camp, Russell, Veras or hold Boggs.

  79. chillmodious says:
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    Grey, do you agree with:

    1. Craig over Hosmer, ROS (for Util)?

    2. Reddick over Moustakas, ROS (for Util)?

    I asked above, but got skipped. Sorry to repeat.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. No… 2nd one is a toss up….

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Thanks dude-bro. Right now my bigger concern is whether this Royals/Sawx game will go off tonight and if I should be making some batty calls this morning. I own all these damn Royals EVERYWHERE!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, dude-bro…. I own a bunch too…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Game sounds like it’s called off…

  80. Ryan says:
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    I’ve got 9 SP in a 10 team mixed league: Dickey, Sherzer, Kennedy, J. Johnson, Kuroda, Holland, Estrada, Beckett, Quintana…

    While I love the depth I’m thinking about trying to upgrade Nelson Cruz as my 3rd OF, (Jennings and Stanton are the other two). Heyward, Bruce… any other good OF targets? I’d like 5-tool guy, or close to it.

    I am also without a streaming slot with current roster construction.

    Who would you try to move, or drop? Quintana is the obvious drop, but I’m intrigued. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Dickey for the best OF you can get… I like Jennings… Yes, he’s the obvious drop…

  81. Red Barons says:
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    Thinking long term, should I drop Morales or Ike Davis for Alex Gordon, or hold? I’m leaning toward dropping Morales since I have room on my bench for Davis until he heats up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales

  82. Cheese says:
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    My main man Grey.. what do you think of this offer?

    I get Salvador Perez, Adam Jones, Adrian Beltre and Cody Ross
    I give up Matt Wieters, Justin Upton, Jose Altuve and Ben Revere

    16 team H2H, 8×8 (H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, SLG, BB) – no bench

    In brackes will be my team after the trade

    C – Wieters (Perez)
    C – Buck
    1B – Fielder
    2B – Zobrist
    3B – Keppinger (Beltre)
    SS – Rutledge
    CI – Goldschmidt
    MI – Altuve (Keppinger)
    LF – Crawford
    CF – Revere (Jones)
    RF – Upton (Ross)
    OF – Morse
    OF – Swisher
    Util – Berkman

    Thoughts? It’s pretty intriguing… I probably got the best 3 week stretch out of Upton for the entire season.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it…

  83. Jose C. says:
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    Oh. White Sox/Twins is listed as being postponed. Make the appropriate lineup changes.

    • Aero says:
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      @Jose C.: thanks for the heads-up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn…

  84. DiscoD says:
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    1. Do you think Chris Johnson will start at 3rd once Freeman returns? Or will Johnson be platooning with Juantanimo at 3rd? Our team has 2 FA adds per week so I don’t want to waste one on Johnson if he’s about to split time next week. Thoughts?

    2. Would you drop Marte or Daniel Murphy for Johnson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Platoon 2. Murphy

  85. Just A Bit Outside says:
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    I saw on Fangraphs that Carlos Villaneuva added a 2-seam fastball and is using it frequently this year. Could he be a fundamentally different pitcher from last year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like he cut his walks down dramatically, so I guess it’s possible…

  86. EK says:
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    Everth or Asdrubal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal

  87. EK says:
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    Pls rank these closers:

    Henderson
    League
    Parnell
    Mujica
    Benoit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parnell, League, Benoit, Henderson…

      • EK says:
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        @Grey: Why so low on Henderson? Where would Bailey fit? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Henderson’s not a closer… Bailey before Henderson, at end…

  88. Jon says:
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    Which side? Medlen + Frazier + Marte or Morrow + Putz + Berkman? Keeper considerations, too.

    Like Minor or Mo instead of Morrow or Putz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Medlen… Mo’s better than Putz….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ortiz said it was cancelled…

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: David? Tito? Victor? J. Michael?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ortiz J. Michael… Ha…

  89. mc serch says:
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    Check it out….Ryu has yet to give up a hit to a lefty batter this season and he has struck out 7 of the 14 lefties he has faced…yes it’s a small sample size but still pretty impressive….we are sitting him tonight, right?

    • Grey

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      Ha… Damn… Why you gotta go make it so convincing to start him then ask to sit him? I’d sit him tonight still… Not worth the headache if he gets hit around a bit…

      • mc serch says:
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        @Grey: hehe yeah I know…its the head/heart paradox…the numbers say start him but I just know in my heart he’s got a good chance of getting smacked around in that ballpark with that lineup…will take the sonovabench if that is what happens and be happy with the boost in Ryu’s value…I’m like Parker Lewis!

  90. Schizer says:
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    Drop any of Peralta, Espinosa, or Cingriani for Villanueva? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  91. nycs10011 says:
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    It’s early but my team can’t seem to hit the ball. Looking for a 5th outfielder in an 11man OBP league. There are other options but I’m thinking of swapping out Gerardo Parra for one of the following names I just can’t seem to quit. Would you consider any an upgrade?

    Lo Cain
    Eric Young Jr
    or
    Nolan Reimold

    Thanks for the help.

    • Grey

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      Young for steals, Reimold for power, Cain for a bit of everything…

  92. ROBHALLA says:
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    Hello Mr. Grey!
    I have to drop one to activate BIG PAPI heels. 10 team roto
    Ogando
    Cingrani
    Halladay
    Estrada :(
    Marte.

    Who would be second to go as well ?

    Rest of pitching staff is CAIN (FKAH), BUMGARNER ,LATOS ,MILLER
    Outfield is Jennings, Craig, Willingham.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Red Sox aren’t playing tonight…. Cingrani, Ogando…

  93. sanfran1966 says:
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    Frank Francisco or Trevor Rosenthal

    would you speculate on either ???

    currenty holding Rosenthal

  94. Grey

    Grey says:
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  95. Schizer says:
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    Get: Giancarlo, Cueto
    Give: Rizzo, Shields, N Cruz

    Which side? I feel like it might be too much to give for Stanton & my pitching would hurt til Cueto came back.. 12 team, weekly H2H.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giancarlo, go to the newest post for followups…

  96. Grey

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  97. chillmodious says:
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    Today only… would you rather stream Hammel (vs. LAD) or batty call Chris Carter / Pedro Alvarez / La Roche / EY Jr? I’m thinking of calling EY, but Hammel against the Doyers is a bit tempting.

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      @chillmodious: Dah! Going to new post now!

  98. Grey

    Grey says:
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  99. 3FingersBrown says:
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    @Grey: Who do you like better for the rest of the year, Corbin or Villanueva?

    From what I’ve read Corbin’s velocity is up from last year. I liked what I saw against The Yanks last night, but they are terrible vs lefites so there’s that.

    Based simply on the NL West being more pitcher friendly and both home parks being pretty hitter friendly, I’d say Corbin.

    I kiss the ring and ask your blessings.

    • Grey

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      I wrote above Corbin’s velocity is up… They’re a toss up on matchups, take followups to the newest post…

  100. Mark Bellhorn says:
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    Grey, I drafted an “all Grey’s sleepers team”, highlights are Goldy, Votto, Altuve, Frazier, Choo, A. Jones and Rutledge. That team is in 1st by a huge margin!

    You sir are a golden god!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice… Take followups to the newest post…

  101. Oppo Taco says:
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    drop Cishek for the Mujic man?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ****TAKE FOLLOWUPS TO THE NEWEST POST****

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