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Now that I’m married Jimmy Carter’s line, “I’ve looked on a lot of women with lust.  I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times.”  Really stands out to me.  I don’t necessarily want to think about Jimmy Carter in lust, or even contemplating lust.  The thing he doesn’t say is if he wasn’t married, he’d be lusting too.  Men are men, and Jimmy Carter is no different.  Jimmy Carter is one tightly wound ball of lust, and probably hooked Clinton up with Lewinsky.  Jimmy Carter is a pimp!  If Jimmy Carter was president in the 2000′s, he probably would’ve had Outkast to the White House and would’ve been like, “What’s colder than our relations with the Middle East?  Ice cold!”  In that similar vein, I lust after rookie pitchers.  They are so dang sexy prior to actually pitching in the major leagues.  Jimmy Nelson is just another.  I like him a lot, and glad to see Marco Estrada was replaced by him.  From Nelson, could see a 9+ K/9 and a middling walk rate.  Due to the walk rate, that has ballooned at times, he could be absolute death — like games of 5 IP, 6 ER death.  He could also run over the NL with games of 6 IP, 8 Ks.  I’d grab him in all leagues for the upside, but be wary of the downside.  As Jimmy Carter also once said, “You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.  Speaking of can, that’s where I like to stick my peanuts.  I said PEANUTS!” Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Homer Bailey – Left yesterday’s game with a slight knee strain.  As the Rolling Stones once said, you don’t always get what you want, but you get what you need.  You wanted Bailey to turn his season around, but what you needed was to drop Bailey.   Kidding.  Sorta.  The Reds expect Bailey to make his next start, so you can’t even get what you need.

Brandon Phillips – Torn thumb ligament and will miss 6 weeks.  Really unfortunate because his smile can light up an Afghani cave on a cold October night with a simple “shucks” and “aw…”  Ramon Santiago will fill in at 2nd base for now, but there’s no toothpaste companies knocking down his door.   Wanna hear something hilarious if you’re not a Reds fan?  Their infield:  Brayan Pena, Santiago, Cozart and Frazier.  It’s like Frazier at 3B and the cast of Frasier at 1B, 2B, SS.  They started the year with Cincinnati chili and are now fielding the aftereffects.  If Frazier gets hurt, the Reds better hope Brandon Inge stayed in shape given all the partying he’s been doing with Johnny Manziel.

Ryan Ludwick – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Has done nothing in the last week and isn’t starting every day, so this would’ve been a nice batty call, but not much else.

Arismendy Alcantara – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, which I believe is more fantasy value than Darwin Barney provided in the last five years combined.  *checking sources*  Okay, my dog ate my sources or Darwin’s stats are a pile of dog sh*t.  The Cubs made the right move and are keeping Arismendy with the club.  You know a guy is terrible when he gets Pipp’d after one big game.  Arismendy had 10 HRs and 21 steals in 89 games in Triple-A while rocking a .307 average.  These numbers aren’t coming out of nowhere either.  He had 15 homers and 31 steals the year before.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy, but he should be grabbed in every league now.

Yadier Molina – Will miss 8 to 12 weeks with a torn thumb ligament.  Exact opposite thumb as Phillips.  I’m sure the Reds and Cards GMs have already thought of this, but what about a thumb trade?  I guess they’d still be one thumb down, which isn’t 3 Doors Down, but no less annoying.  Tony Cruz is currently filling in for Molina, but the Molina brothers wouldn’t even let him buy the groceries for a Sunday Celebrate Momma Molina Dinner.

Kolten Wong – 1-for-2, 1 run and his 11th steal.  Wong wants to win your league for you.  Why won’t you let him?

Edinson Volquez – 9 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Wanna have a good laugh?  C’mon, let’s share a laugh together.  Don’t be a dour-puss!  C’mon!  Okay, here it goes:  Volquez’s ERA is 3.65 and more than a full run better than Verlander’s.  Oh, I didn’t know you owned Verlander.  Oops.  Mea culpa.

Russell Martin – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  That one’s for Alyssa from Los Angeles.

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and 2 steals (14, 15).  Weird how it seems like he never gets that crazy/sexy/cool at any point all year, yet he always gets his stats.  The Dread Pirate is all about doling out the love on the long-term, said like Barry White.

Cliff Lee – Will return from the DL on July 19th, assuming he remembers to set an iCal alert.  This is the stupidest thing.  Why would I set a reminder and not want an alert?  I’m gonna track down Ashton Kutcher as he impersonates Steve Jobs at Apple company functions and have a word with him.

Grady Sizemore – Phillies called him up.  Looks like they’re ready for the stretch run!  Assuming none of them have to stretch and/or run.

David Buchanan – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Buchanan sounds like a plantation owner…Uh-oh, I feel a rhyme coming on.  Buchanan put away your WHIP, I see your xFIP, don’t want your usual three Ks, your great-great-great-greatgrandpappy thought slaves were treated with praise, the only frizzy you knew was frisee…lettuce wrap, hummus, chicken lemon tarra-I’m gone.  Damn, that was some Kool Keith shizz right there.

Ryan Howard – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer, now batting .228.  I just thought of something.  You know how the big-bellied really break down in their 30′s?  What’s Billy Butler going to do?  Give one homer all year with a .220 average?  His career as a moob model better work out.

Conor Gillaspie – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer in as many games.  Isn’t a Gillaspie the lizard Matthew Broderick was trying to save in that movie?  No, not Godzilla!  The movie with Marlon Brando, The Freshman.  Any the hoo!  Gillaspie is about as hot as they come right now.  He doesn’t even need to start games to continue his home run streak.

Jose Quintana – 7 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Had a perfect game through five innings, then things fell apart, but Quintana is still a solid back-end fantasy starter.  Think Gee but with more Ks.  So, I guess that makes him Geek.

Adam Eaton – 3-for-5, 1 run.  Okay, this has nothing to do with Adam Eaton, but it’s killing me, so I am appealing to the collective brilliance of Razzball’s readers.  No one on all of Google or Twitter has mentioned this, but I feel like I’m not mistaken.  This has to be an ode, homage, something to its predecessor.  Without further ado, please tell me I’m not the only that hears the similarities between this song and this song (they are cued up properly).  The Asian girl is even driving a similar motorcycle!

Jon Lester – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks.  Damn, he’s been an unheralded beauty this year.  I mean, not unheralded by me.  I’ve touted him a bunch.  His K-rate, walk rate are gorg and his ERA is 2.65.  Sexy, hump, hump.

Tim Hudson – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  You’d think the Regression Fairies would go easy on San Francisco.

Scott Kazmir – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.38.  Well, of course, he can’t keep this up.  His litany of past health issues alone would suggest a strong sell candidate.  Obviously depends what you can get, but he hasn’t thrown more than 160 IP in a season since 2007.

Stephen Vogt – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting .367.  Rock the Vogt!

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  Good to see that rumors weren’t true that he retired, moved to The Bahamas and is now renting waverunners.

Ian Desmond – Left the game after being hit on the hand by a pitch, but x-rays showed no break.  Assuming they were looking at an x-ray and not a skeleton glove from The Karate Kid.

Ryan Zimmerman – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Someone in the comments lambasted me the other day for not being complimentary enough to Zimmerman.  Saying he’s been doing well outside of power since he returned.  Since Zimmerman’s returned, he’s hitting .248 with one homer in 133 at-bats.  Okay, now I’m just assuming Zimmerman was the one commenting.

Steve Pearce – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer.  Just another day in the offrce.  That he drove to in his Caprce.  Singing once, twrce, three times a lady.

Aaron Harang – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks.  The Harangutan made banana flambé of the Mets.  Sliced, diced, torched with one of those crème brûlée torches and served with a dollop of flung feces.  After the game, The Harangutan said, “Ooh ooh ooh eee eee eee aah aah aah.”

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  Since I refuse to talk about Kinsler for fear I’m gonna jinx something, I will say a huge offensive outburst by a team (Tigers and Angels yesterday) mean less in the big picture to me.  For instance, Eugenio Suarez (2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) had a solid day yesterday, but it’s hard to tell if it’s him getting hot or if it’s just everyone hit yesterday against Royals pitching.  Deep Thoughts with Grey Albright.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .335.  From about June 15th until about mid-July has been owned by Martinez and Steve Pearce.  Mayans, Jews, Gregorians all have their calendars.  Now fantasy baseball has its own.  June 15th until July 15th will forever be known in the history books as the month of Peartinez.  Can’t believe it’s already Peartinez 11th.  Time flies!

Torii Hunter – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Has really looked comfortable since he stopped having to fight Victor Martinez for the Metamucil.

Drew Smyly – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA up to 4.00.  Really haven’t seen much that makes me want to own Smyly.  Stream-o-Nator seems to share my bleh, too.

Jarrod Dyson – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 17th steal.  SAGNOF!

Billy Butler – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Scary that it took until Peartinez 10th before Butler had more homers than moobs.

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Back-to-back games with a homer?  I’m all aflutter!

Jered Weaver – Expected to start on Saturday.  Or Peartinez 12th.

C.J. Wilson – Hit the DL with an ankle sprain.  He has no reported problems with his Head & Shoulders.

Mike Trout – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 21st homer.  You know the Mike Trout bumper sticker would look sick on your IROC.  Just do it, doode!

Kole Calhoun – 4-for-5, 4 runs, 1 RBI.  When I write his name, I hear the sweet, melodic voice of Corinne Bailey Rae.  You’re just like a star across my sky, Kole.

David Freese – 0-for-5 as the Angels scored 15 runs.  Ticker Tease!

Colby Lewis – 2 1/3 IP, 11 ER.  Rangers should start a cover band, Colby Lewis & The Noose.

Jake Smolinski – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .571 in four days since his call-up.  Forget Jake, he’s from Quad-A town.

Carl Crawford – Activated from the DL, but Mattingly says he won’t be a starter anymore.  Yesterday, the Dodgers went with Scott Van Slyke.  Oh, snap!  Not that long ago, Crawford questioned management about their use of him.  Too bad no one questioned when management gave him a $20 million per year contract.

Clayton Kershaw – 9 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks.  His scoreless streak was snapped at 41 innings by the Padres.  Obviously had an off night.  Better luck next time, Kershaw.

Chase Headley – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer.  Hitting over .400 in the last week, and he will be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  It’s a doozy to end all doozies!

Odrisamer Despaigne – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA now sits at 1.35 after four starts.  Thankfully, Fidel’s in Cuba.  This way he can get good cigars for when he wants to celebrate his fantasy team’s success.

Kyle Seager – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Seager’s obviously turning on the jets now that Skaggs is back.  The AL West only has room for one classic rock God!

Michael Cuddyer – Reports are saying that the Rockies are planning on re-signing Cuddyer.  Can someone intervene and save the Rockies from themselves?  Quick, before it’s too late!

Jason Kipnis – 3-for-4, 2 runs and 2 more steals (12, 13).  The person who owns him in your league is probably aware that he’s hot, so it makes buying low harder, but Kipnis has been on fire recently.  Hitting around .350 in the last week with five steals in the last three games.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  He might have more 1-for-5 home run days than anyone in the history of ever.*  *No actual research compiled for that stat because my intern put a sweaty glass on my Jose Canseco Sportflics rookie card and I had to fire him.

Chris Dickerson – 3-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .467 on the Indians (that’s 4 games).  He didn’t make it in this afternoon’s Buy column because he’s been terrible for about seven years, but is worth a look in AL-Only leagues.

Zelous Wheeler – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  He hit a homer ten games ago, and he’s been hitting near-.200 in the last week.  Just trying to quell your Zelous-ness.

Masahiro Tanaka – Has a partially torn UCL, which is a precursor to Tommy John surgery.  Usual time between being diagnosed with a partially torn UCL and actual surgery depends on how delusional the team wants to be.  The Yankees?  Well, they sound pretty delusional, saying after six weeks Tanaka could be good as new.  I’d venture a guess that after three weeks he’ll be headed for season-sending surgery, give or take two days.  Anyone want to place bets?

Carlos Beltran – Hit the 7-day concussion DL.  Due to a batting practice mishap, he was struck in the face, and has facial fractures.  Jon Niese should pay for his reconstruction surgery.  An eye for a nose!

  1. bored says:
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    Add Volquez, drop Harang or Chisenhall? Stay put?

    • bored says:
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      @bored:
      12 team h2h dynasty (Quality Starts)

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @bored: Harang…but you should be streaming if those are your options

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Agree with JeF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bored: Agree with others

  2. D-Mase says:
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    Wong and Eovaldi orDietrich and the Adverb?

    • The Fantasy Dick says:
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      @D-Mase: Wong/Eovaldi

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with Lee

  3. Bacon says:
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    Someone dropped Carlos Beltran in my 11 team roto league. Is he worth a pick up?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Bacon: Not unless your desperate

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Not really, should be better options depending on the size of the league

    • The Fantasy Dick says:
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      @Bacon: Depends who you are dropping. If it’s someone terrible then go for it. Is JD Martinez or Steve Pearce available?

  4. SMLV1 says:
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    Drop or DL Y. Molina? Add Who for ROS?

    Norris, Jaso, Suzuki, Zunino, Iannetta, Navarro, Martin, Chirinos or Salty

    BENCH 2 – Needing HRs and RBIs

    (50) Polanco @CIN facing Latos
    (60) Rios @Home facing G. Richards
    (74) Springer @Home facing Lackey
    (127) Rizzo @Home facing A. Wood
    (158) Moss @SEA facing F. HERnandez

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @SMLV1: IMHO, drop Molina he’s done for the year. Add Norris.

      Bench Rios and Polanco (if you need HR and RBIs), though it’s an overall tough call.

      Hernandez has pitched really well this year, but has not had his patented 6 ER start in ’14. It could be this one, so go with Moss.

      Rios has been disappointing all year.

      The only safe bets INMHO are Springer and Moss with Rizzo coming in a close 3rd ahead of Polanco. Rios is definitely last in this list.

      Ok, mostly food for thought; not worth more than a penny.

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Agree with Galic

    • The Fantasy Dick says:
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      @SMLV1: If you need hrs and rbis regularly then drop yadi for Salty (who is hot right now), but be prepared to stream catchers and chase the “hot” bat (relatively speaking)
      bench rios/moss (only because it’s against F-her on the road)

  5. Hal Incandenza says:
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    @Grey

    I believe that Jess Glynne was previously known as Squendoline Squigman, so maybe you’re onto something there.

    Arismendy or Scooter?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Scooter is safer bet, but I would rather own Alcantara personally

    • The Fantasy Dick says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: I agree. Alcantara has higher upside and he could hit well while pitchers are figuring him out.

  6. LA Sound Guy says:
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    Cano for Scherzer. Which side? In a vacuum or even dust pan.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @LA Sound Guy: It’s just me, but I’d take the Cano side because he is improving and has been total poop in other rate stats. Scherzer has been as good or better than 2013 scherzer which is very good but am afraid he won’t do as well in the second half as he has in the 1st half. So what I’m saying is keep Cano because Cano 2nd half >>Scherzer 2nd half.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Ante GALIC: oops, meant to say… ‘has NOT been total poop in other rate stats’ Sorry!

        Ante

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Go with the bat

  7. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    ” You’d think the Regression Fairies would go easy on San Francisco. ”

    must have clashed with the progression ones .
    poor tim hudson …. getting caught up in the middle of that .

  8. costaricanchata says:
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    re : Dickerson
    ” … he’s been terrible for about seven years, but is worth a look in AL-Only leagues. ”

    shouldn’t that be AL-EAST-Only leagues ?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @costaricanchata: except CLE is AL central

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow:

        woke up this morning and realized that my disdain for
        the AL East did not work in this situation .

  9. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    saving the best for last —> ” An eye for a nose! “

  10. OhYu8JuanChoo says:
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    I guess the FBO misunderstood when I asked for Yadi to rip this week.
    I will defiantly offer the Sacrificial Ham tonight.

  11. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    2B – Wong, Walker, or Alcantara?

  12. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey, Mike, MP (your always the first up) and G3 et al!

    Gr8 shizz! Better than the usual drivel and way better than yesterday. That’s all we can do in this world….wake up in the morning, take a good look at ourselves in the mirror and ask if we are better than we were yesterday. In your cases, it’s affirmative. Now you all can go on! I know you all can. Have a nice weekend.

    On the copyright infringement, Grey you are absolutely correct. Somebody please contact Rob Reiner.

    Poor Despaigne showed his disdain of the entire LAD lineup but alas! Can’t beat Kershaw by giving up 2 runs. He’ll have to show more than disdain to win next time. What knucklehead would put Despaigne up against Kershaw? I thought the #1 SP from team A is supposed to face the #1 SP from team B? Oh, you’re saying that he is the #1 SP for SD? Okay, I take back the knucklehead part.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! You too…. It is the same, right?

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Yes, just slightly modernized to cover it. I admit I had to go back twice. Lyrics repeated exactly, melody exactly. The whole thing is camouflaged by the gay background music. You should try to get something from Rob Reiner for the find. My reason is as follows.

        81 million hits in you tube for this really gay song.
        Something 10000 US$ per minute is earned / realized on you tube.
        Total worth of you tube is valued at around 6.5 billion US$.

        My point is you can say that this song is earning a lot on the back of the Laverne and Shirley song which you uncovered which will stop the song from making any more or which will realize Rob Reiner et al real money in a law suit (I would hire Andy Samberg as my attorney, no jokes) against the ‘writers’ of the gay song of which you should get at least 10% for the discovery! Get it?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha…Exactly! Though I have no interest in helping Rob Reiner, and not sure how he’s connected either… Unless he just gets money from everything 70′s TV-wise

  13. Steve says:
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    Belt or Hosmer ROS??
    Thx

  14. Steve says:
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    Hosmer or Duda ROS??

  15. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Jimmy Nelson is owned in two of my yahoo league but he is not in the database of my third yahoo league. Anyone have this problem or know what the problem could be?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @2 Giant rings: Most likely league settings

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: it’s def league settings, about 1/3 of mine are same thing, under settings it will say “players added when called up” and somtimes that means a day after his first start, and it won’t be first come first serve, but waivers. bascially hope his first start is bad. then you’ll probably get him.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: however, since his first start is against STL, who is notorious (at least to it’s own fans) as being horrible against pitchers they’ve never seen. however it is in MIL, so could be good for us.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Not sure, but that’s lame

      • 2 Giant rings says:
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        @Mike: seems arbitrary. So in some yahoo league he’s available first come first serve, but in others he’s unavailable until after his first start and then subjected to waivers even when that league has open waivers.

  16. Rabbiyidkid says:
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    I was at the Met game & what harang actually said was….wait for it……………………………..wait for it…………………………..ooo eee ooo ahh ahh bing bang wallah wallah bing bang ooo eee ooo ahh ahh nbing bang wllah wallh bing bang……………………………because the way harang is pitching this year he’s either a witch doctor or is using one

  17. Rabbiyidkid says:
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    on a more serious note…I’m in a nl only,,,,need replacement for G Cole….how would you rank these possible replacements…Nuno Wada J Nelson Buchanan Vogelsong Volquez???

    • Rabbiyidkid says:
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      I have a great staff..nl only keeper league..grienke-24 hamels-15 Hudson-6 simon-5 arrieta-5 chase Anderson-1 & HAVE 3 STUD CLOSERS,,,Papelbon-13 Kimbrel-28 & Jansen-26….am sitting Tied for lead in w’s Tops in K’s 3rd in whip… 6th in era(but steadily moving up) & 4th in saves ( but 3 behind 3rd & 5 behind 2nd)….overall I’m 1st in my league by 4.5 points & lead the 3rd place guy by 12….my question is do I pick up Nelson or Ziegler (for G Cole)…I’m at our salary cap but will be shedding Molina’s 21 dollar salary

    • Yescheese says:
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      @Rabbiyidkid: jimmy n , volquez

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Agree with Cheese…Vogelsong worth a look too

  18. Steve says:
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    Hosmer or laroche ROS??

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like LaRoche. LaRoche, Hosmer, and Belt all in that same mix IMO

  19. Amazing Spider A's says:
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    Great job as always Grey-

    please rank ROS- LCain, Fowler, Corey Dickerson, Choo thanks

  20. Grey, your humor never ceases to amaze me, just possibly the best ever fantasy baseball column…

    Three cheers for Grey, hip hip Jorge, hip hip Jorge, wait, what, oh sorry, that is the wrong hip hip..

    Oh and by the by, I am a distance relative, of the infamous, James ‘lusty’ Carter..

  21. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    An egg that is fresh will sink in water, but a stale one won’t

    Have a good weekend….Grey thanks for another great week of write ups and just overall BS’n

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’ve been eating stale eggs!?

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Mike: Be careful they will give you Wet Tail

  22. trick dad says:
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    I’m out of contention in my 12-team h2h yahoo keeper league…looking to stockpile players with keeper value. Is Blackmon someone to target? He would be a 23rd round pick next year if kept. Thanks!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @trick dad: Nah

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Depend how many you keep, but I agree with JeF

      • trick dad says:
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        @Mike: 6 thanks guys

  23. Grey, your humor never ceases to amaze me. Just possibly the best ever fantasy baseball column..

    Three cheers for Grey, hip hip Jorge, hip hip Jorge, wait, what, oh sorry wrong hip hip..

    By the by, James ‘Lusty’ Carter is a distance family relative, for what that’s worth..cheers my internet friend.

  24. Clint says:
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    Tehol said accept this trade & form a prayer decahedron that I don’t regret it in a year or two. What say you guys?

    I give up George Springer
    I get Bryce Harper

    It’s a 10 keeper, 8 team, h2h pts league.

    • Clint says:
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      @Clint:

      And another question, same league:

      Keep Altuve or drop him for Wong? Only other guy I could drop to have both on the team’s Matt Adams.

      • pickleball says:
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        @Clint: you do realize if you play in an ESPN league, altuve is the number one overall ranked player on their player rater. maybe they overrate steals yeah, but that’s damn impressive. i couldn’t deal rizzo FOR ALTUVE. would you drop rizzo?

      • Jason E. says:
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        @Clint: I would suggest not dropping altuve but I think I have a bromance with him.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Clint: And Hold

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: why would you possibly want to drop a dude who kicks major ass in hits/avg/runs/steals? only way i’d EVER do that is if you already have dee and billy h.

    • pickleball says:
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      @Clint: is it an auction league or snake draft. what i’d want to know is how much is bryce harper to keep vs george springer.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Clint: Id Hold

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Get Harper and keep Altuve. This isn’t even that close IMO

      • pickleball says:
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        @Mike: I think an argument for harper vs springer could ensue if say, harper was $45 to keep and springer was $5. we dont have all the facts so i think it’s hard to call. from what we have i’d go harper as well.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yeah that’s true. I didn’t see Clint mention price so I was just going str8 players

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Clint:

      i don’t read tehol .

      • Balmy Tundrastein says:
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        @costaricanchata: do you want a medal

  25. I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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    Sup Grey, man that Buchanan flow was tight son!!
    Woke up a lil heartbroken this morning tho, broke up with your boy Segura and going with the new flav Alcantara (just rolls off your tounge) and also added Willie Nelson’s grandson Jimmy… So Im lookin forward to this weekend! Happy Friday guys!
    & keep up the great work Grey

  26. Jay says:
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    Hosmer over khris Davis or Zobrist or no hosmer.

    Would be a bench bat.

    • Jay says:
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      @Jay: sorry grey-
      Could you look at it as do I add hosmer over any of: Zobrist, khris Davis, Matt carpenter?

      And holding Alex Gordon until we hear more right? Hard for me to hear wrist and not think Bautista/Teix

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Jay: No Hosmer

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Better off with K Davis. I hear you on the wrist. Tough break

      • Jason says:
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        @Mike: so not over Khris Davis, what about Carpenter or Zobrist

        right now all three are on the bench. I have been trying to trade them but no dice

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I could see taking a chance on Hosmer over Zobrist

          • Jason says:
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            @Mike: damn man. hosmer just snatched up.

            just my luck this season. i had been watching him too. ahh thanks for the advice, I shoulda just went with my gut. I was looking to add him over zobrist too.

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              gut is my favorite expert. he’s rarely wrong

  27. Yescheese says:
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    Razz Nation thoughts on dropping Allen Craig in a 12t RCL? Leaguemates need not reply!!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Yescheese: Hes droppable…just depends on your options

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Agree with JeF

  28. Job says:
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    Who wins this trade pujols Norris salty for Harper mesoraco Ruiz

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Harper side

  29. I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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    Heyward or Alex Gordon? H2h pts league

  30. Beastman says:
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    Rosenthal or KRod rest of season?

    And please don’t lust after my manly profile pic of a strapping, studly Marc Singer.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Beastman: Rosenthal

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ha! Rosenthal

  31. joecoz1 says:
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    Hey Grey–thanks for all the great info/laughs each day. In a league that penalizes for K’s….can you rank these guys for ROS? Belt, Khrush, Pearce. Thanks!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Krush, Belt, Pearce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joecoz1: No problem, Agree with Mike

  32. Andrew says:
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    Wong or Gennett rest of season?

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      Agree with MP! Wong in a landslide!! He’s got 3 HRs in the last 7 days. Like my Physics Lab Tutor from Hong Kong was apt to say (and often) when correcting my work..”Wong, Wong, Wong!” This from the guy who reads…”0.001″ as “year-O, point year-O, year-O one”. In a word, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG!

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Ante GALIC: Oh and Mike is into the Wong…as am I

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Andrew: I think its a toss up…i think Grey likes Scooter

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wong

  33. Jay says:
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    Pick one at 2b: Miller, La Stella or LeMahieu?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Miller time

  34. GonzoVanDerbeek says:
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    Alcantara over Kris Davis @ this point?..
    . Im rolling with Cespedes, Dickerson, Clutch, Polanco,,Calhoun and JD Martinz

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Prefer Davis

  35. Mike says:
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    Drop betts or oscar for alcantara? Or hold?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold

  36. Nico

    XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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    Gimme the over on a 3 week diagnosis for Tanaka! The skanks are gonna keep this from the fans as long as possible to keep hope alive and fill those seats!

    • @XxAznBayBeexX Nico: The Yankees will go after a front-line SP now, Hamels, Lee, etc..Trade a prospect or too and some of George’s millions and all will be back to normal in the house that Jeter built , next to the house that Ruth built..

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Yanks dont have what it takes in their system to get a top pitcher unless its someone like lee with a terrible contract or they want to part with Betances (which i doubt)……….http://newyork.cbslocal.com/boomer-carton-soundboard/
        Scroll down to “Ding Dong, who is it” and select Orioles…thats whos ringing the doorbell in the AL east….they will win the division.

        • Nico

          XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: Hope so! I’m a Mets fan, but I live in Bmore now and enjoy rooting for the O’s as a secondary team… mostly bc their fans have suffered like us Mets fans have… Oh, and Camden is a beaut.

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @XxAznBayBeexX Nico: Yea im a Mets fan too…and have been to Camden …Great Park

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @XxAznBayBeexX Nico:

            love bringing newcomers to camden
            and then watch them freak out when
            the national anthem is sung .

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @costaricanchata: i love anthem time, it’s the best time to buy a refillable soda to fill up numerous times with the pint/half pint you brought in (also snacks). lines are the best they will ever be during nationalism song time. goes for hockey too (probably football, i don’t know, that shizz costs too much)

            • Nico

              XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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              @costaricanchata: haha the anthem is great, and the beer guy in section 58/60 gives me a reason to sit there.

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @XxAznBayBeexX Nico: i meant just anthem time in general. i’ve never been to BAL (would love to go on a Wire tour, but probably get shot). I don’t pay beer prices at events like that. it’s sick. if i was a millionaire i wouldn’t pay those prices (i’d pay other people to help me sneak liquor in though)

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @XxAznBayBeexX Nico: Need help from the FBO, as all of us who have him do, to have him removed from the undroppable list.

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Crazy.

      Lee better not go to NYY. They spit on his wife. No class. Not like in Philly where fans intentionally vomit on people.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Mike: Ha …i doubt he would…he doesnt seam like a New York type of guy…dont think he has much interest in coming here….Screw the Yanks

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: i liked NY just fine. but screw the NYY.

  37. Shark says:
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    My Springer and Alex Cobb for his Braun and Chris Davis?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Shark: DO IT

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yup, Davis side

    • Gonzo_The_Great says:
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      @Shark: That’s not even close. I wish people in my league’s were that easy to bilk.

  38. pickleball says:
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    assuming Tanaka has TJ, in a keeper league, would you rather have Harvey, JoFer, or Tanaka.

    that was painful to type, so many great arms lost to the knife

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Harvey because he would be the closest to contributing

    • Goose! says:
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      @pickleball: I drafted and am stashing Harvey for this year in my keeper league, and the guy who drafted Tanaka this year picked him up in the 4th round so I doubt he’ll get kept, so I’m hoping to do the same with him next year.

      • pickleball says:
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        @Goose!: thanks guys, and goose yes that was my strategy as well. Harvey was one of my keepers, but i let him go bac to the draft and just re-drafted him, threw him in my DL slot. I’ll also be targeting Tanaka, as well as josh gordon in football haha. i’m surprised more people dont think like us, I think it’s a brilliant move.

        yet again arm surgery is nothing to scoff at

  39. The Strolg says:
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    Poor Colby Lewis, sometimes the Regression Fairies just don’t know their own strength, and then they feel bad and get a little depressed and don’t leave their penthouse apartment for days – staying in their pajamas and eating too much chocolate.

  40. Oppo Taco says:
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    Alcanatara or Wong?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Still Wong

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: Grey says otherwise, now that alcantara has playing time.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          that’s cool. it’s just my preference

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oppo Taco: I would go Arismendy, there’s no right answer, just preference, it’s a coin flip

  41. Macio says:
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    Thanks for the great write-up… with Cole and Bailey out, which two replacements do I pick up out of these arms: Bauer, Morton, Skaggs, Volquez, deGrom, Despaigne? Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Morton and Bauer, deGrom has upside too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Macio: No problem… I’d stream

    • Spring Blake says:
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      @Macio: Bailey’s strained knee is considered a minor injury, and he’s expected to make his next start, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

      He should be alright after the allstar break, he’s been good lately too, with an 8ip and 9ip start before he hurt himself against the cubs.

  42. With all these blown out elbows and Tommy feckin John surgeries, I believe SP’s will only throw 5 innings or 75 pitches in the future..

    I wonder if Phil of the future can enlighten us on this..LOL

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      It’s crazy. Is it about innings and pitches or velocity and breaking stuff?

      Mixture of all of them?

      Are we just getting softer as a species with all our peanut allergies and TJ surgeries?

      Rhetorical of course…

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Mike: It’s the weights. Weight training, building up the strength to throw 96 mph. I honestly think it’s a combination of weights, and pitchers warming up, throwing too much. Etc

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          haha…do you even lift?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          this is great cause now I can tell people I am avoiding TJ surgery when they ask me why I am built like Ren from Ren and Stimpy

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Mike: lol, Mike! The push up is the still the best form of staying in shape.

            http://hundredpushups.com/book.html

            I started out at 0 and can now do 25 to exhaustion which is not a lot but at the end of the program, which you can do at your own pace from beginner 1 to advanced 3, it should be a piece of cake. Herschel Walker did only pushups as part of his workout…he did 2500 per workout!!!

            Just saying all this because I want all of us to be fit and stay fit so that this happy blog can grow and stay alive forever.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              haha nice

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Mike: To be honest i think pitchers now go 100% from pitch 1, where as if you listen to pitchers from the past (Ron Darling did a nice interview about this on the radio yesterday) they only used there absolute best stuff when it was necessary.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          interesting

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Mike: also, the amount of time per year spent playing baseball (from a young age) is often cited in paper’s by Dr. Freeze and other TJ guys. also the fact that most pitchers bascially only train at being pitchers, not all around sports anymore. their whole body’s really don’t have that kind of variety of athleticism they used to have years ago. I would think overall what Jef said is likeliest, along with pitching 9 or more months every year since they were little kids.

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              cool, so basically more stress on the arm, more consistently, from a younger age…

              and what about peanut allergies? I want answers!

  43. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Morning from Dominican Republic!

    Got this trade offer:
    Get: Alex Rios + Shelby Miller
    Send: Cliff Lee + Duffy

    What you think? The other side has also Lynn/Weaver which I prefer than Miller, but the other team is not willing to trade Lynn.

    Curreny Team, H2H:
    Lucroy, Chisenhall, Pedroia, Andrus, Stanton, Cespedes, Marte, Hunter, P. Alvarez, Arenado, Edwind (DL).
    Yu, Shields, Kluber, Burnett, Hudson, Odorizzi, Duffy, Lee (DL), Wilson (DL), Holland, Melancon, Hawkins.

    Also, looking to add Ozuna. Should I drop Hunter, Alvarez, Arenado or Chisenhall? I have get Rios, I am willing to hold Alvarez to offset his low avg.

    Thanks for your input.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold Lee personally

      Drop Lonnie for Ozuna

      • Chris says:
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        @Mike:
        Thanks Mike.
        Can’t drop Lonnie since he is my only 1B while Edwin is on DL. Forgot to mention that.
        I can drop Lonnie and add: Butler, Howard, McGehee or Steve Pearce.
        Need to drop another one for Ozuna.

        Regarding the trade, if I can get Lynn instead of Miller, should I do the trade?

        Thanks

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no worries. I’d ride Pearce’s hot streak.

          Yes, I like the trade better with Lynn.

          Drop Hunter then? can’t recommend dropping Arenado for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Agree with Mike

  44. Goose! says:
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    12 team mixed h2h category wins keeper league, offensive categories are R, HR, RBI, OBP, SLG, SB.

    I have Pujols, Adrian Gonzalez, Lonnie Chisenhall, and Allen Craig w/ 1B eligibility
    I have Gardner, Pence, Crisp, Ryan Zimmerman, Colby Rasmus, Joc Pederson (stashed and waiting), and Allen Craig w/ OF eligibility

    Is it okay to drop Craig yet? First he was playing poorly, now he’s being platooned. Steven Vogt’s right there with C/OF eligibility and hitting the ball well and playing everydayish

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Sure…makes sense to me

  45. Five-On-One says:
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    12 team 5×5 redraft. Hanley for King Felix – which side wins? Assuming Felix, does adding a Roark or a C-Mart to Hanley make it fair?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with Felix if you have a shortstop in mind to pick up. Adding either arm is fine. Prefer to keep CMart around.

  46. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    gm Grey ,Mike solid write up again Grey. my A Gordon and M Holliday for Ozuna and Hosmer . I am really bored of these 2 seem like they just trudge along never a big game . Your thoughts please ty.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, the wrist worries me with Gordon too.

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Mike: great this allows me to sit khris till he warms up again. deal is done

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          cool. glad it works for you. Hosmer warming up too

  47. Grey never mentioned Shelby Miller? Is that because I’m the last person on his sinking ship? Help, I need a life raft! 8th loss, 4 runs in 5 innings, 7.30 ERA in the last 5… Drop Miller for Taijuan Walker, R.A. Dickey, Gausman, or Danny Salazar? I have one move left this week, maybe drop Miller to stream Bauer or Odorizzi , then pick-up Taijuan Monday?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d take a shot at Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @madden_curser: I said to drop him about a month ago… Not much else to say until he turns things around

  48. Jon says:
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    Sit/start?

    Kuroda @ BAL (SON has it at $5.2)
    Chavez @ SEA (SON $1.8)
    Porcello @ KC (SON $-1.8)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m only comfy with the Chavez one

  49. The Thumb says:
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    Pujols’ recent tear has made me hesitant about selling him. I still have the Stras/DMurph for my Pujols/Gennett on the table but at this point I’m more tempted to just drop Scooter for Wong or Alcantara…

    Pujols’ peripherals may be out of wack but if there’s anyone who can have one of those magical seasons that shouldn’t make sense it’s gotta be him right?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds good. prefer Wong

  50. The Thumb says:
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    Have to drop 2 guys to activate CarGo and Nelson… 10 team roto redraft
    Cain
    K Davis
    Oscar
    Dickerson
    Hahn
    Gee

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Cain…I would rather have Gee and Hahn than Nelson

  51. 740 says:
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    Great stuff Grey. Im glad Bailey’s injury is not serious. i think he will have a big 2nd half. anyway, 10team roto 5×5. Wong or Alcantara? pick one.

    Gracia amigo!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agreed on Bailey….I’d go with Wong

      • 740 says:
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        @Mike:

        Mike, thank u so much for the quick reply. have a great wkend guys!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime…you too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Thanks! I’d go Arismendy

  52. Scott says:
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    Marte and Kipnis were recently dropped in my league… I have Khris Davis and Gregory Polanco on my team, worth making a move to swap any of those?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Marte over Davis

      depends who you have at second, but I’d hold Polanco

  53. Q says:
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    For a CI slot, Hosmer, duda, or chisenhall rest of the way?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hosmer

  54. danny says:
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    I had Yadier as my catcher..

    6×6 OBP league, 10 teamer

    on the WW there is, Rosario, Zumino

    I picked up Rosario, right pick?

    Thanks,

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup, definitely IMO

  55. Racehorse says:
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    Grey

    This week had me going full on, raging streamer dude in my 16 team H2H league…

    Dice -K
    deGrom
    Tomlin
    Locke (today)
    DeGrom (again this Sunday)

    Do you think deGrom will be de-Good in de-Second Half?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yes, I think he’s a borderline guy for 12-teamers, but I like him. Tried to get him last week but was outbid.

  56. Buddo Chezuski says:
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    Drop Scooter for Alcantara at MI?

  57. Sange76 says:
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    12 team head to head points keeper league

    Updated trade offer:

    My cano, pence, Ventura, g. Cole for
    Kipnis, Holliday, minor, mesoraco.

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I prefer the Cano side

  58. M says:
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    Would you drop Alex Wood, Stroman or Cobb to pick up Jimmy Nelson?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nope

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @M: Stro-dog if you really want Jimmy

  59. Moscowitz says:
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    1- Drop Bailey for Cobb ROS?
    2- Whats gonna happen do Dickerson? I own him while Zimmerman is on waivers. I would stick with Dickerson if the Rockies would do the same but i am not sure about that.

    8 team shallow H2H league

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1. I’d hold

      2. I think Stubbs will get hit the hardest, but there should be plenty of options in an 8-teamer (like Zimm).

  60. Mike says:
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    Wang or Kendrick?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Kendrick

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Mike: God i wish there was another second baseman named Chung

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        the universe would fold in on itself

  61. Bye Felicia says:
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    Is there anyone better than trout? Are we perhaps witnessing the greatest player to ever step onto the field? His WAR is redonkulious

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      he’s pretty darn good

  62. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    The Adam Eaton post – cruel and brilliant. And you might be on to something there.

    The worst thing – that crappy song has 81 MILLION views.

    On the Laverne and Shirley tip – great show. Here’s more. The wonderful and underrated Lenny and the Squigtones singing the classic chic-banging tune “Night After Night”. No really – it’s awesome!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLTx5ZwJiS0

  63. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    OK, now I have too many 2B. NL-only 6×6 that count SLG pct. Which two for ROS? D. Gordon, A. Hill, K. Wong. Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gordon and Wong is sexier/more upside. Hill over Wong probably safer.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: hill’s safer than dee gordon? Hill has been horrible all year long and is starting to look like he’s been injured entire year or like holliday is getting old really fast.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I meant Hill was safer than Wong. Chill brother

        • My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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          @goodfold2: no, he said hill over Wong safer. Gordon most value out of the 3

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Hill T-4th in RBI for 2B. He’s not dogsh*t.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Mike: didn’t realize what a lineup spot will do for you. like phillips i suppose.

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              yeah, it’s not like I am a big Hill fan…but he’s got some value

  64. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    When I was a kid I seriously thought “Jimmy Cracked Corn and I Don’t Care” was about farting.

  65. Mike

    Mike says:
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    With all these 2B options, I’m not drafting one next year. *blows raspberry*

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Mike: Ha …lump them right in with closers and Catchers

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        that’s exactly what it feels like

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mike: Too many decisions…it’s like Publix ran a store-wide BOGO sale and you only have five bucks

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        ha!

  66. Chicagifornia says:
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    Just traded my Puig, Rios, Aaron Hill and Danny Duffy away in exchange for Trout, Kemp, and Porcello. Here’s the new squad. Good deal? Any other glaring holes I should address?

    C-Salvador Perez
    1B-Freeman
    2b-Wong
    3b-Arenado
    SS-Andrus
    MI-Segura
    CI-Rizzo
    OF-Trout
    OF-Kemp
    OF-Khris Davis
    OF-Yelich
    OF-James Jones
    UTIL-CJ Cron
    Bench-Eaton
    Bench-Pedro Alvarez

    P-Teheran
    P-Iwakuma
    P-Kluber
    P-Tyson Ross
    SP-Sonny Gray
    SP-Archer
    SP-Porcello
    RP-Cishek
    RP-Joe Smith
    Bench-Cashner
    DL-Wacha

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Chicagifornia: You got Mike Trout…do you really need approval?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like it. Nice team!

      Don’t see any holes, but do you need both Eaton and Jones?

      • Chicagifornia says:
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        @Mike:

        Thanks! Yea, good point, don’t really need both. Might go grab Jimmy Nelson while my pitching staff tries to get healthy. 12 Team ESPN H2H–waivers are decently shallow at the moment

        @Mello Yello–just curious on folks’ opinions

  67. Mello Yello says:
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    Jimmy’s new in town, Jimmy will see you later…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      if he gets rocked for a couple starts it’s a softball headline..Don’t Touch Jimmy!

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Mike: Jimmy’s gonna get you Kramer!

  68. Bye Felicia says:
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    I drafted altuve across the board. Luck me :-)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Bye Felicia: Guy has like 80 steals already and you’re asking for more luck?…greedy…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mello Yello: i think he meant he was lucky, not asking for more. he may have mistyped to make it sound like “hit me” from blackjack.

  69. Jiggy Nits says:
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    NL only roto keeper. 5×5. Ive asked you a similar question but it got countered.

    Cole (10) + Chris Young NYM (10) and Jimmy Nelson (10) OR Domonic Brown (7) + Jeff Locke (10) and Travis Wood (2)

    Pick a side!

    Thansk Grey!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I still like the value more on the Brown side, but Cole is the best arm in the deal, plus you’re getting the Nelson lotto ticket. Might go Cole side now.

      • Jiggy Nits says:
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        @Mike: Im thinking about including Eovaldi (12$) instead of Locke (10). Which of those two would you rather trade away?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          probably Locke

  70. George Zip says:
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    I’m looking to trade Tavares and Carlos Martinez for a decent bat or closer. Any thoughts on if that will happen? I’m in a 12 team keeper league.

    Playes like K Davis or Rodney obtainable from teams already out of it?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      if you’re going for it you should be able to get something nice for those two. I’d personally hold OT if you can in keepers though.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @George Zip: Very much so. CMart has more keeper value than Taveras right now, which seems crazy, but is probably true

  71. pickleball says:
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    Grey, seems like you started to sour on Ozuna a little bit during his slump, but due to his latest spree are you back on the Ozuna bandwagon?

    what kind of final slash line would you expect. like a .270 80/25/90 line with maybe 5 sbs? or is this too optimisitic.

    thanks, always trying to grab breakouts before they happen!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      can’t speak for Grey, but i think Ozuna is for real. 25 homers isn’t crazy to me

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @pickleball: I just threw OZUNA into my UTIL spot. I think your projections are do-able.

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Mello Yello: I just traded for Ozuna today.

      • pickleball says:
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        @Mello Yello:

        i had him in a keeper and just traded him before his recent spree. had rizzo/goldy/trout/pence/harper/choo/harvey as my keepers for next year. kicking myself for going with two 30 year olds (pence/choo) over the new shiny toy.

        thanks guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @pickleball: I like Ozuna, haven’t soured on him, I own him… He’s a 25 HR/.270 guy

  72. Wade boggs says:
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    Would giving up segura, Khris Davis, and Jesse Chavez for Harper be too much?. My outfield and utility are mainly occupied by Bautista, jones, marte, kalhoun and I have Escobar and Zobrist for SS. Thanks in advance

  73. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Seeing this is my first year on this site. What happens during the all star break. Do the writers get 4 days off? Is it 4 straight days of Wong questions? Is it more bad music, btw I hate Lavern and Shirley.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Hate is such a strong word…you really don’t get sucked in after the opening credit montage?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      we go on a 4-day cruise in Tehol’s yacht

      • @Mike:

        Cool on the yacht..

        So no posts from you guys during the break?

        Do we just go to one of the existing threads and talk amongst ourselves?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          there’s posts…Grey can tell you more though

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Toe Knee Arm Ass:

      hopefully , all of the footballers weed themselves out .

  74. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey and Mike,

    Eaton just dropped in my 15 team keep 11. Good bench bat for the second half (limited moves left)? Extra spot with Circle Jerk Wilson hitting the dl

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup

  75. FillyP says:
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    Wow. Been a tough week.. Gattis, Gordon, Bailey, and of course, Tanaka.

    12t 7×7 H2H keeper (OBP/XBH + QS/IP)

    I’m in 1st and trying to make another championship run. Should Tanaka be sold for pennies? Can’t keep him as dead weight.. trade deadline is in a week, too.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @FillyP: Man if he needs TJS, he’ll miss all of 2015 too…if you’re gonna do it, it’s gotta be now while the reports are a little more optimistic than they perhaps ought to be

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      if he’s dead weight I’d sell, I don’t think you’ll know what the extent of it is before your deadline. In a keeper league you shouldn’t have to seel that low, though.

      • FillyP says:
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        @Mike:

        Yeah, he’s going to be dead weight. I feel like TJ is inevitable. My team has been so dominant though (124-65-7) that I don’t think anyone is rushing to help me out.

        How about: Tanaka + 6th for Kazmir + Odorizzi + 13th ? Feel like this is a decent move, not great.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’d hate to give up my 6th rd pick. Sounds like you can win it all this year though?

          I might do it since you’re going for it and I’m guessing you’re savvy enough to get good value with the other pick, but I don’t love the deal.

          • FillyP says:
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            @Mike:

            I don’t love it either. There’s been a lot of activity in my league, and understandably nobody is rushing in to improve my team. Pick movement is pretty common. And yeah, I feel confident in getting good value – got Tanaka (8), Cruz (11), Machado (13).

            That said, I’m trying to target Zimm & Iwakuma which would be much better returns. Something like Tanaka + Bailey for Zimm + Iwakuma and a similar swap. Anyway, thanks for the help!

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              no problem. I agree if you’re killing it already, don’t force a move unless it really improves your team

  76. Snacks13 says:
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    Wil Myers worth stashing if I could use that DL spot for Tanaka? Or set Myers free and use the roster space?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      rather have Myers

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Snacks13: If Im interpreting all this correctly, which I think I’m 75-80% doing, Tanaka’s done, so maybe not a bad idea to bank on a Wil Myers resurgence (I will say that he was so awful before he got hurt I was considering dropping him before the injury, but I drafted him so high that I decided against it…take that for wat it’s worth)

      • Snacks13 says:
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        @Mello Yello: League has 2 DL spots. I have Lee and Myers filling the spots. I could just sit tight until Lee comes back and then slot Tanaka in his place or drop Myers to start rosterbating. I’d hate to ditch Tanaka and then have him come back in 6 weeks

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I would wait and put him in Lee’s spot. You could even activate Lee now since he’s schedule to pitch after the break

  77. Lou says:
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    Hey Mike / Grey!

    too soon to drop Tanaka or what ?….this whole 6 week rest period is almost as bad as losing him to TJ.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      can’t DL stash? in a redraft I’d consider cutting him so you don’t lose too much ground. It doesn’t sound promising.

      • Lou says:
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        @Mike: I only 2 2 Dl spots & already have Cole, Cashner on DL

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’d think Cash would be back before those six weeks, so maybe activate him and use the spot for Tanaka?

          • Lou says:
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            @Mike: cool, thanks Mike!

  78. Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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    Just go ahead and admit it now, you have a thing for Jimmy Carter and his slender man frame. Maybe you could convince him to grow a big, white, bushy stache and y’all could go to IHOP and have waffles and milk together on a breakfast date!

    1. Please rank Alcantara, Mookie, Wong, Xander.

    2. If you had a chance to grab Alcantara, Chris Davis, and Segura right now, would you drop Keuchel (if you didn’t need him badly) as well as M Montero (with only three days left before the break in hopes that Gattis or Mauer will be back) and either Mookie or Xander?

  79. Mr. Rickey says:
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    I don’t know how similar those songs are but I DO know that I’m going to lunch at Benihana and ordering an Old Milwaukee or two to wash it down.

  80. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    by your defintion of Peartinez it would be Peartinez the 27th today. odrisamer looking good, might not want to drop for bauer at this juncture.

  81. Pope says:
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    In a 12 team H2H, we keep 2…
    Would you try to deal A. Gordon and Heyward for Ozuna and Cespedes?
    We play with LF, CF, RF, OF, OF
    Heyward is occupying my CF while Gordon is my LF, the rest of my OF are all RFs it seems….
    Ozuna has CF eligibility while Cespedes would be my LF

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yes, I’d do that

      • Pope says:
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        @Mike: Ok, I’ll try it.
        I’m assuming you’d also have no problem giving Longo, Heyward, A. Gordon for Arenado, J. Upton, Gardner?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yeah that sounds fine

          • Pope says:
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            @Mike: Thank you

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              no problem

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Pope: Yes

  82. Oppo Taco says:
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    Trade segura for Rosario? What side? Iost Molina and have hanram.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t trade for a catcher personally

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @Mike: best add? ROS Chironos, Navarro, vogt, Jaso, Jason Castro, salty, Martin, Ruiz

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Chirinos, Vogt and Jaso are solid

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Oppo Taco: No way you can keep Segura and go hunting on the waivers for Zunino or d’Arnaud? Even Chirinos? Catcher is such a lumped-together position this year, and Segura has more value right now than Rosario

  83. I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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    Better pick-up? Lowrie or Alcantara?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Alcantara has the upside, Lowrie is safer. I’m going with Alky in writer’s league

  84. Matt says:
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    CBS Keeper league, a guy offered the following trade:

    Puig for Longoria & Latos. Is it a good trade before or only if I counter and ask him to throw in K.Bryant?

    I have Donaldson starting at 3rd so Longoria is my Utility player some weeks. My OF currently is Gomez, Gardner, Springer, Choo & C. Gonzalez. we play 3 OF’s and 1 U.

    My pitching is deep enough to give up Latos I think: Darvish, J Chavez, Porcello, Peralta, Arrieta, Bauer, Harang, Keuchel, Roark, and Lackey

    Puig is younger, yet more unproven, plus putting a lot of faith in Donaldson as well.

    Thoughts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d take Puig

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Matt: I woud go Puig/Bryant

    • @Matt:

      I agree with Mello

      My rule is, if I am trading 2 for 1 I try and get a throw in unless space is needed for someone coming off the DL or there is a free agent I like.

  85. JAL says:
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    Hill owner, unfortunately. Hill, Alcantara, Wong RoS 12-team 5×5? Thanks!

    • Pope says:
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      @JAL: I’m finally dropping Hill for Wong…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wong

  86. Charles says:
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    Thank you for the write ups! Always enjoy it over my morning coffee. 12 team points league with heavy scoring for pitchers (+50pts per win, -15 pts per loss, +2.5 pts per K, -2.5 pts per ER, -1 pts per walk) which of these pitchers should I start today? They are all on my roster. I already have Kluber and A. Wood going.

    Z. Wheeler (SON 17.8) vs Mia H. Alvarez
    Burnett (SON 11.9) vs Wash J. Zimmerman
    Archer (SON 7.4) vs Tor M. Buerle

    Or should I start them all? Kind of chasing wins here.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      They’re all starts IMO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charles: No problem, Agree with Mike

  87. You know what I love about this site, besides the obvious, is that everyone on here has respect for each other. I give my 2 euros on CBS and some A-hole will no doubt curse me out, just because he doesn’t agree with my opinion???

    Here is to the best fantasy baseball minds in the entire game….CHEERS and THANKS, it has been a blast.

  88. pickleball says:
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    buy low on colby lewis?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @pickleball: You’re buying? I wouldn’t take him for free

      • pickleball says:
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        @Mello Yello: i was just kidding lol. i dont think i’ve ever actually felt bad for a pitcher until i saw that line. I had pujols and trout putting up monster numbers last night thanks to this young lad.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nope

  89. Big James Ain't says:
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    Anyone have any idea why/how SON has Richards at 25 for today? Seems really low for a guy who has been dominating for 6 weeks now against a floundering Rangers team

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      should ask on the SON page, but I’d start him. I also got burned the last time I disagreed with SON, though, so enter at your own risk

  90. Charles says:
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    12 team points league. Hosmer or Teixera ROS?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Charles: Hosmer…I have no faith Tex will a.) stay healthy or b.) keep this going

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree, Hosmer

  91. Rondelio says:
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    Grey,
    Start or Sit:
    Kluber vs. CWS
    Jake Arrieta vs. ATL
    Jesse Hahn @ LAD
    Chris Archer vs. TB
    Also safe to drop Beltran now if necessary?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      they are all starts IMO

      yes

  92. Spyre says:
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    The league I’m in with my friends has 4 keepers.

    Where does one find an invite to a dynasty league w/ prospects? I’ve been dreaming of joining one for years, but have never been able to fine one with a spot free.

  93. Rockies activated OF Carlos Gonzalez from the 15-day disabled list.ER ROTO-WORLD:

    Rockies activated OF Carlos Gonzalez from the 15-day disabled list.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice!

  94. Matt says:
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    Better use of my minor league spot for the season: Singleton or J. Baez?

    I have Goldschmidt & Ramirez ahead of each, so will have to drop the one I don’t choose.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Matt: You can still use Singleton even though he got called up?

      • Matt says:
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        @Mello Yello:

        Until I remove him I can. Singleton or Bryant?

        • Mello Yello says:
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          @Matt: I’m a huge Baez fan, so my answer will be a little, dare I say, Baezed (oh he came out of left field with that one folks!)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Baez

  95. Filkarri says:
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    Start or sit?

    Anibal Sanchez @KC
    Henderson Alvarez @NYM
    Garrett Richards @Tex

    I’m thinking start, start, sit, but I’m not wild about any of these matchups. thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      they’re all starts IMO. I wouldn’t sit Richards anywhere the way he’s pitching.

  96. Wilsonian says:
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    Alcantara or Wong over Dozier?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d stick with Dozier

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mike: he’s just been so meh lately. But I tend to agree… Just wondered if anyone else could push me off the ledge.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          if you’re itchy to make a move, it would be Wong, just not sure it’s going to be that much better when it’s all said and done

  97. Bryan says:
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    Alcantara or Betts Ros?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      flip a coin…I like Alcantara personally

  98. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Cueto or Shields ROS for H2H pts? Is it close?
    P-Rater likes Shields by a lot.. why

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      not usre, have to ask on the rater page…

      I like Cueto (NL)

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @the pillar & the stones: Cuetos post all star numbers are quite a bit lower than pre break.

  99. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    ok razzballers who has the most rbis last 30 days Tulo , Craig , P Alvarez or Joeybats ? Oh and try not to cheat.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Alvarez?

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Mike: Craig 10 Alvarez 9 Bats 8 Tulo 7This is why we check our stats so much when I noticed tulos 7 last 30 I remember him having a 2 homer game there was shocked at only 7

    • @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Well Toe Knee, I have Joey and it ain’t him, Craig sucks, I also have Alvarez, ain’t him, I would go Tulo?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Toe Knee Arm Ass: I find it odd that Craig is even in there so ill go with him

  100. wOBA the Hutt says:
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    Freeman and Ramos for Puig. Thoughts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like it

      • wOBA the Hutt says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Thanks for the validation. Todd Frazier getting 1B eligibility the other day really opended up my options. Thanks Joey Votto!

  101. OT says:
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    trade a $1 Kazmir for an unkeepable Anibal Sanchez?

    you can keep 3 players at double the salary, and 5 more at certain small percentage increases, so Kazmir right now is looking like a very valuable keeper, but I want to sell high and play for this year. Is it much of an upgrade this year?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Sanchez if you’re playing for this year

  102. Tbone says:
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    6×6 12 team weekly H2H, each category a win.
    OBP instead of BA and SLG as additional.

    We start 4 OF and no CI or MI.

    Currently lineup
    C – Posey
    1 – Abreu
    2 – Cano
    S – Dee
    3 – Rendon
    O – Cutch
    O – Alex Gordon
    O – Springer
    O – Holliday
    D – Markakis
    BN – Bogaerts, Cron, Myers

    Currently I’m in 1st with a large gap from 2nd, but think I need to bolster speed.

    Would you deal:
    Cano (no keep), Holliday (no keep), and maybe Myers (1 yr, 14th round) or Cron
    For
    Gomez (can keep in 3rd possibly) and Frazier (13th)…moving Rendon to 2nd?

    Torn on this one. Team has been dominant so far. If it isn’t a slam dunk, then why bother?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would. Prefer to move Cron than Myers

  103. jaw says:
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    rank these keepers for next year – 12 team 5×5 $280 h2h with MI,CI (would you keep all of them at these prices?)

    segura $15
    machado $15
    fielder $21
    singleton $10

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Machado, Fielder, Segura, Singleton

      15 feels a little high for Segura at this point and I’d be looking to get Fielder for under 20 bucks next year, but outside of that they seems reasonable

  104. Matt says:
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    Minor league spot: Singleton, Baez or Bryant?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Baez

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Matt: Bryant…but they gotta figure out where to play him

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mello Yello: bryant has been MUCH better in AAA.

  105. Oliver says:
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    Good day, Master Grey!
    I have one league where no one will make a trade and another league where no one is paying attention. A glance at the free agent market would surprise you. Anyone here I should pick up instead of my wankers? (My pitchers: Anibal, Homer, Arrieta, Teheran, Tim Hudson, Ervin Santana, Chavez, Hammel, RPs- Robertson, Casilla, Rondon)

    Pitchers available are: Chris Young, Quintana, McHugh, Gee, Duffy, Hahn, Despaigne, Wade Davis

    Thanks for the help! I’m #1 in this league and have been all year. It still feels good to win, even if it is against ghosts.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Quintana, but I’m not sure he’s that much better than what you’ve got..

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Oliver:

      agree with Mike , on Quintana .
      drop santana .
      find better competition next year .

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Oliver: Hahn, Davis

  106. highhome says:
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    18 team mixed dynasty league… which has better long term value. Jordan Ventura or Mark Melancon. Guessing it’s better to sell high on Melancon now… peace

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ventura better value long term

  107. Oppo Taco says:
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    For some reason jimmy Nelson isn’t in the database for my keeper league, odd Considering the bevy of minor league players available. Is it worth using my #1 claim on this guy when he becomes available?(assuming I’ll have to do so) thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      depends who else is out there and what other prospects are owned/available. I’m not sure I’d go gaga over him

  108. Wilsonian says:
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    Just for curiosity’s sake, how would you rank these keepers for next year?

    C.Davis – 1 more year
    Longoria – 1 more year
    Hanley – 1 more year
    Brantley – 2 more years
    Springer – at least 2 more years
    Machado – 2 more years
    Rizzo – 2 more years
    Arenado – 2 more years
    Myers – 2 more years
    Scherzer – 2 more years
    Teheran – 2 more years

    The way our league is set up, we have 1 Franchise guy that is kept forever. Right now, that is Adam Jones for me. If we un-Franchise them, they go back into the draft. Then we can keep 4 more for two years total apiece. The first three guys are ones that I kept going into this year, obviously the ones with 2 years left weren’t keepers. I say at least 2 more years, because I think Springer could possibly uproot Jones as my Franchise once his 2 years are up.

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Rizzo, Machado, Springer, Arenado…you could make a case for Hanley too

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mike: think this is a career year for Brantley? I think Rizzo, Machado, and Springer are guarantees along with Jones. The last spot was really between Brantley, Arenado, and Myers, in my opinion.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yes, I think it’s a career year, but that doesn’t mean who won’t be really good next year too. I just prefer Arenado.

  109. ebudz says:
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    Jimmy Nelson worth owning over any of these guys?

    12 Team Yahoo H2H Standard
    (2) SP: MadBum, Homer Bailey
    (2) RP: K-Rod, McGee
    (4) P: Betances, Cobb, Kluber, A. Wood
    Bench: (T. Walker, Chavez, Stroman, Hahn)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nope

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @ebudz:

      what’s betances getting you in h2h ?
      3 – 6 K ‘s /week ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: Agree with Chata

  110. goodfold2 says:
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    chavez or keuchel or keep both and drop stream spot in 12 teamer with QS and K/BB. guys like tillman/locke/worley/duffy/dela rosa (BOS)/miley/wily p/gausman/shoemaker/chen/stults/mchugh are best of free agents.

    or could just wait and see on keuchel (whether his injury he’s playing through gets better with some time off) and grab chavez dropping harrison (3rd bench bat since i added wong/alcantara recently. would have no 3B backup to donaldson if let harrison go). i heard somewhere the only reason HOU played keuchel instead of just DL ing him was to see if he’d make all star game.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d stream. I like Gausman best of that bunch, though.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: so i keep stream spot and which of chavez/keuchel? have either 2 or 3 (if i drop harrison) pitcher spots here.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Keuchel’s looked bad and has the injury. I’d lean Chavez actually

  111. Moscowitz says:
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    Rollings or Andrus ROS?

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Rollins, but it’s a toss up IMO

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Mike: I own both (SS and MI) but i want to lose one of those guys for Walker. The combination of Andrus and Rollins is a bit too light and i inted to add a bit more power to my lineup.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          if you need power, then I would keep Rollins over Andrus

  112. JAL says:
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    To anyone out there who somehow still owns Kuroda in a 12-team mixed, are you throwing him out there today? God speed.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      SON doesn’t totally hate him today ($5)

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @JAL: I’m actually sympathetic to his owners, and that’s kind of outweighing my God given right to hope he gets smashed because he”s a Yankee

  113. Alan says:
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    Hutchinson at TB is mid 2 on streamonator and leake vs PIT mid 6 on streamonator. You trust either of them tomorrow? or should we pass in 12 team high start limit league? 5×5 QS (no wins)

    thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      if you have limits, I’d only stream the guys that are $8 or higher

  114. goodfold2 says:
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    guessing it’s too early to play alcantara (Hitter T also hates him today) over any of these
    scooter vs kelly
    polanco @ Latos
    rios vs richards
    springer vs lackey
    alcantara is vs wood

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I agree it’s a little early. I like Rios and Polanco matchups the least if you’re itchin to get him in there

    • @goodfold2: After yesterday’s game, I would play Alcan, he is hot right now, play him..DO IT

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: i’m guessing over rios then, since i only have 1 steal all week and am still tied in those.

  115. This is nice to see:

    Alex Guerrero homers in return to game action
    by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
    (11:22 am ET) Dodgers infield prospect Alex Guerrero saw game action for the first time Thursday since undergoing surgery on his ear following a fight.

    Guerrero began his rehab assignment with the team’s rookie-level affiliate in Arizona, serving as the designated hitter. He went 3 for 5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in the game, his first since late May.

  116. pickleball says:
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    For anyone who cares, CLEVELAND for the king. poor kluber just started to get some limelight too

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @J-FOH: did he have an entire show this time with the sole purpose taking a shit on an entire city, while making of himself some sort of price jester? i’m sure MIA wouldn’t give a shit but still, figured he would have. suppose he’s done winning championships, might as well grab as much money as possible.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: this was another NBA pre made drama. Funny how the Cavs get the first pick in the year they want to lure LeBron back. The NBA show is a made for TV farce designed to boost their product. The sport is secondary to controlling the flow of their own league.

        • pickleball says:
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          @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: haha no no dramatic show this time, although you’ve got to be somewhat excited if you’re a Cleveland resident. Couple of high profile players coming to town (manziel/lebron) whether you like them or not, it’s good for their city (I think).

          i also think the current “the inmates are running the asylum’ is a funny and accurate representation of the NBA.

  117. Zar says:
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    Hey Grey and Mike,

    Jimmy Nelson is still available in some of my leagues. Is he worth the add over Buehrle if he outperforms Buehrle tonight? Or maybe Keuchel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zar: Sure, over Keuchel

  118. Chris says:
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    Corey Dickerson or Oscar Taveras in a points league for ROS? Also a keeper league.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Chris: Dickerson but I wouldn’t commit either ROS

  119. Jason says:
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    volquez a viable option going forward or just a match up guy?

  120. nathan says:
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    please pick 2 to have on your roster: CJ Cron, Wong, Alcantara

    thanks

  121. costaricanchata says:
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    three comments :

    1) wong is a .250 hitter … .260 max …. control yourselves .
    2) tanaka …. ain’t coming back in 6 weeks …. focus on 2016 .
    where will the yankees be in 6 weeks without him ?
    c) Mike …. while i greatly appreciate the service that you provide on these daily round-ups ,
    your talents are being wasted .
    Tell these boys (who’s in charge here , jay wong ?) to give you a regular dynasty column .

    • J-FOH says:
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      @costaricanchata: agree on wong, maybe a .280 next year. The one thing he has going for him is his BABIP is really low, I prefer the Scooter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @costaricanchata: C) Haha… Mike writes about steals and trending waiver wire guys, but he can choose something else if he likes…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        i think that there are enough guys on here
        currently playing in dynasty leagues , or thinking
        about joining one , and/or converting their current league .
        certainly rcl-ers and regular commenters seem to display a
        proclivity for rookie nookie / shiny new baubles ,
        long-term keeper questions , etc .
        BUT , how to rally the troops … to show support for a dynasty column ?
        any ideas ??
        and , as long as readers understand that Mike has an affinity
        for cheese-steak sammiches , he’s still the right man for the job .
        cust kayin’ .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He is a Philly boy so I think you’re in the right area for bribery

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          ha, thanks Chata :) I do love the keeper/dynasty stuff.

  122. Jason says:
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    Aybar, Andrus, Simmons, Zobrist, Lowrie, or hardy

    Best Option at SS ROS?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jason: Aybar or Zobrist

  123. Jason says:
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    best add at SP, limited moves so would need to hold on to them for a bit…

    Garza, Morton, Hutchinson, Odrisamer Despaigne, volquez, chris Young

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jason: hold

  124. The Borzoi says:
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    ROS: G Richards and Iwakuma or V Martinez and Vogt?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @The Borzoi: depends on need, If you need the pitching more than the home runs then take Richards side. I wouldn’t consider Vogt an everyday option ROS

  125. Johnny Podres says:
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    J Zimm and A. Craig for Freeman…? Or should I ask for more.

  126. Mike says:
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    I just traded for Masahiro Tanaka about 10 days ago, so this is driving me crazy.

    If it is really 6 weeks up to the entire season, when do I cut bait?

    If these are my options on the wire …

    Alex Wood
    Matt Cain
    Shelby Miller
    Yordano Ventura

    Do I cut bait for Alex Wood right now?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mike: I don’t think he comes back, they never do. If you have the DL spot then I’d use it but if not then I’d cut bait for Wood

  127. smegma says:
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    Variation of a prior question: My Bum/Marte/Segura/Ramos for Puig/Aybar/Rasmus? Other team lost Tanaka/Molina non keeper. Rasmus would be dropped if accepted.

  128. JMAC says:
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    In a 5×5 H2H OBP league. I have Cargo coming off the DL and have Ozuna and Corey Dickerson at OF currently, but I need to drop one to make space (also have T Hunter on waivers). I also have Eovaldi and Bailey pitching if you’d drop one of them instead.

    Also, I’m in first by a pretty safe margin, are there any players on the DL ( Wacha is a free agent) or anyone else that you would grab?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JMAC: No idea who’s available in your league, but Wacha’s worth a stash

      • JMAC says:
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        @Grey: Sorry let me rephrase, Cargo coming off the DL and I have to drop Ozuna, C Dickerson, Eovaldi, or Bailey to make space in an OBP league? Any advice on who to drop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eovaldi

  129. Jimmy says:
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    C LUROY
    1B RIZZO
    2B MURPHY
    3B FREESE/CHISENHALL
    SS AYBAR
    OF A.J./PENCE/WERTH/TORII
    UTI LAROCHE/PEARCE/WONG
    DL E5

    SP ANIBAL/KLUBER/LATOS/TEHERAN/RYU/LOCKE/A-ROD/DOOLITTLE/CASILLA
    DL WACHA/LEE

    Hold or pick up Castellanos/Austin Jackson in 12-team H2H w/strikeouts 3 roster moves left :( Currently in 1st place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jimmy: Castellanos over Freese

  130. goodfold2 says:
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    for at least the 2nd time, it’s ROSSCUP UP!

  131. chisoxx_22 says:
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    Wong, alcantara, or lorenzo cain? 5×5 roto

    • can't fight fate says:
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      Depends who your 2nd baseman is. Akcantara had 1 good game, so I would prefer Wong.

  132. neogonzo_mourning says:
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    i believe in stephen vogt!

  133. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:
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    alcantara jumped to top of lineup…ally-up!

      • Simply Fred

        simply fred says:
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        @Grey: got heem! see barney rubble is back and riding the pine. :-)

  134. Ryan says:
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    In my 20 team dynasty league, I just acquired tanaka desmond for yu pederson suarez doolittle. My trade went through the day he got shelled in Cleveland. Bad timing on my part. Anyway the guy I traded with feels bad for me since if he accepted the deal a day later our trade would be still pending and I had the opportunity to back out. Anyway he is willing to trade back Yu and Joc to me if I trade him Tanaka with Bryant. Should I wait i wait it out and see if tanaka’s rehab works?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Take Yu

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: so the downgrade from bryant to pederson isn’t too bad?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • Ryan says:
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            @Grey: so I guess I ended up really just trading bryant suarez doolittle for desmond

  135. BDubs says:
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    Drop Forsythe for Alcantara?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @BDubs: yup

  136. J Boy says:
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    14 team roto keeper – been offered Cargo (Col) and Kuroda for C.Lee and Holliday. I already have Felix, Stras and Cobb so my pitching is pretty stacked. Worth it to deal a possible injury risk in Lee? Also, is Cargo that much of an upgrade on Holliday? Would love to get your view – thanks!

      • J Boy says:
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        @Grey: Good man Grey, thanks

  137. KevinB says:
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    10-Team 5×5 Roto Dynasty … 40 keepers (max 15 prospects)
    No limit on how long you can keep players.

    2nd place and back by 1 point …. stats 8/9/7/2/9 … 6/8.5/7/8/9

    Closers: Nathan, Papelbon and Janssen
    SS prospects: Carlos Correa, Alen Hanson, Raul Mondesi, Trevor Story
    SP: Kershaw, Price, Sales, T. Walker, Hammel, Gausman, Archer, A. Wood, Appel (Moore, Corbin)

    Which side of this trade would you prefer? I have a hard time determining the value of prospects. Any feedback would be appreciated.

    Melky Cabrera, Carlos Correa & Chris Sale
    for
    Brian Dozier, Carlos Gomez & Greg Holland

      • KevinB says:
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        Thanks Grey! Much appreciated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  138. Fish says:
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    Trade Offer in a 6*6 (OBP/QS) keeper (keep 5) league:

    Dee Gordon, Todd Fraizer, Rd 13 pick next yr.
    or
    Anthony Rizzo, Ian Desmond, Rd. 23 pick next yr.

    I consider both Rizzo and Desmond to be on my short list of players I’m considering keeping for next year… assuming neither blows out the trifecta of knee ligaments.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fish: Rizzo side

  139. can't fight fate says:
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    Would you trade Pedroia and leave 2nd base to Wong? Pedroia has been frustrating me all year, and I do not think the All Star break will help him. Phillips got hurt so his owner is looking for a 2nd baseman. Or too much of a risk?

  140. JMAC says:
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    Sorry let me rephrase, Cargo coming off the DL and I have to drop Ozuna, C Dickerson, Eovaldi, or Bailey to make space in an OBP league? Any advice on who to drop?

  141. ashtray says:
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    I’ve got Desmond at SS right now and I like the power/speed but my league includes Ks and OBP so he’s hurting me almost as much as he’s helping. Would you pick up Segura, Lowrie, Miller, Betts or Jeter as a stash or should I be ok with Desmond going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like you’ll be fine

  142. SH354 says:
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    Calling out the Peartinez math: if Peartinez runs from June 15th to July 15th, isn’t today Peartinez 26th, not Peartinez 11th? Just sayin . . .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, guess you’re right… Stupid newfangled calendar

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: it would be the 27th today (mentioned earlier)

  143. ashtray says:
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    Braun or Rizzo?
    Altuve or Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun, Rizzo

  144. royce! says:
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    Stupid CBS was saying that Phillips would be out 8-12 weeks so I dropped him in the RCL…probably would have done so anyway cuz I can’t handle another DL’d player but still, stupid CBS…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay, but what about Laverne & Shirley getting ripped off?!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I never thought of you as a big Laverne and Shirley fan. Do you embroider a big G on all your nice shirts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Misread me then, I had a huge thing for Shirley

          • Kid A says:
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            @Grey:

            Agreed. Cindy Williams in those poodle skirts slayed me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh god yes

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: American graffiti was not too shabby for her either. Using Harrison Ford and his 55 Chevy to play with Richies mind

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Agreed, rawr!

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Same here

  145. Joe says:
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    Grey would you trade Adrián González for manny Machado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  146. pickleball says:
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    would you start alcantara or wong today.

    also, if I own alex wood, do i bench rizzo or hedge my bets and start my hitter vs my pitcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcantara…No

  147. Gator says:
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    Keshaw or Miggy for 2015?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

  148. Jay says:
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    Can I cut ties with Alex Gordon?

    10 tm league my of is Stanton j-up polanco khris Davis. And have Zobrist who can flex.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you have to

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey:it’d be so much better if the royals would just DL him.

  149. Grey would you pick up alcantara and drop a DL’ed Everth Cabrea?

    I don’t think I spelled one of those name right….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Go for it

  150. pickleball says:
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    so Alcantara is playing CF. looks like his 2b eligibility is a pipe dream, much like mookies?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s one game

  151. boomboom says:
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    rizzo vs wood or
    pujols vs tepesch (Texas)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols

  152. Johnny Podres says:
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    Dickerson/Freeman for J Zimm/ Ozuna…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  153. tals23 says:
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    grey,
    would you drop jean segura for arismendy?
    I’m a game out of the playoffs in a 12 team league…oh yeah and I have hardy starting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • tals23 says:
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        @Grey: thanks

  154. Moosebiscuit says:
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    A guerrero has picked up right where he left off. Dodgers gotta make room for him sometime don’t they?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly

  155. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Looking to call up Alcantara from my Minors slot to help with my SS/MI morass in 14-tm weekly H2H (OPS, BB and K all count). Who’s the drop? Hot Schmotato and multi-eligible Marwin Gonzalez, returning from DL D. Santana, uber-slumping Bogaerts, Vogt (filling in for J. Castro at C), or J. Castro?

    Same league, who’s the second drop? And for which potential post-ASB SP? J. Nelson @WAS , Colon @SD, Hughes vTB, Miley v CHC, Locke or Volquez vCOL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marwin….Santana

  156. RandomItalicizedVoice says:
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    AH yes…Sportflics. I blame Sportflics for $5 packs of baseball cards that only contain 4 cards and no gum. No gum! Sportflics were the first company to charge 2X what everyone else was charging for cards with 1/2 the cards. Then came Upper Deck, and here we are now. I want my baseball card gum!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  157. SoSayethI says:
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    14 team 6×6 (standard + K/9)

    Drop any of these guys for Jimmy nelson/streamer spot?

    Archer, Eovaldi, Garza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza

  158. Joe says:
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    Do I drop A.Gordon, Brad Ziegler, or none of the above for Jimmy Nelson?

    5×5, H2h, non keeper.

    C – Rosario
    1B – Freeman
    2B – Hill
    SS – Castro
    OF – Cutch, Cespedes, Melky
    Util – Gordon/Choo (I play matchups)

    SP – Teheran, Fister, Kazmir, Cain, Shields, A.Wood, Stroman, Morton
    RP – K-Rod,J.Smith, Ziegler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ziegler

  159. Jason says:
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    CurrentlyI have andrus starting at SS I also have zobrist who basically rides the bench

    should i be looking to replace either with aybar, simmons, lowrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons

  160. Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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    Segura, Arenado, Mookie, Xander, Alcantara, Seager in that order?

    Util spot in H2H keeper with 14 hitter cats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado, Seager, Segura

  161. LASTELLLLLAAAAAAAA says:
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    Just got offered his JHey and Alex Wood for my Joey Bats.

    What are your thoughts?

    I was looking through some stat splits and Bautista’s career 2nd half numbers aren’t great… but then again they include the pre-beast mode Bautista stats. And there’s the injury risk.

    I’m a huge Braves fan and my pitching is pretty weak. I dig pretty hard on Alex Wood too. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bats side

  162. Grey

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

  163. Andrew says:
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    Anibal has been awful lately (7 ERA over his last 3). Are you starting or sitting tonight at KC?

  164. Grey

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

  165. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Cmon Dozier do some damage in Colorado…i acquired Frazier so i can move Carpenter to 2nd and put Frazier at 3rd …i swear as soon as i got Frazier Dozier has had 2 good games to snap outta his funk so a huge series in Colorado will get me more in return when i move him….well now that i think of it…which 3 out of the 4 would u like…Frazier,Carpenter,Dozier or Ortiz…odd man out will get traded.

  166. Grey

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

  167. gareth says:
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    Apparently some guy, Leron something or other, was just acquired to play basketball in Cleveland.

  168. Grey

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

  169. John says:
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    Well got blackmon in a throw in on my last trade and thought id throw out blackmon and dozier for cano. Blackmon would not be starting for me when Edwin comes back so, what ya think? 10 tm h2h—-basically playing for four of 5 cats, SB im not competitive

    Now have to pick someone up,

    hosmer
    Harrison
    CAIN-he start everyday?

    Alcantara-meh

  170. papasmurf says:
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    Apologies to Freese owners. I felt ANA would hit Lewis so I had both Cron and Freese in the lineup…

    I hate this Freese guy. The other day I didn’t start him and he reaches base 3x. Start him and he sucks.

  171. Bob says:
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    You sitting Chris Davis until he gets it going?

  172. Grey

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

  173. Bas says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Great stuff as always. perfect read here in Holland for the saturday morning, and no World Cup references. we Dutch like that right now.;-)

    Slowly climbing out of the basement of my 12 team 5×5 league, my pitching staff is consisting of Yu, Gio, Arrieta, Archer, Hahn, Uehera, Smith, Meijia, Davis, Putnam and Petricka.

    Gee is a free agent in my league (With plenty of pitch and ditch action) and I want to pick him up and drop Archer or Hahn. I want to keep my Chicago combo until there is a clear cut closer. Should I drop Archer or Hahn for Gee? I can use his ratio’s.

    thanks!

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