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Growing up was tough in the Phillies organization.  His older brother, Ryan Howard, got mixed up with the “Three Outcome” gang and couldn’t get out when the homers stopped coming.  His moms wanted a better life for Jon Singleton and called up his Pops in Houston to provide a safer home.  In a perfect world, Jon wouldn’t have to grow up fast — stay with the minors — but they need a man in the house in Houston and who they have at first base now could only look worse if he had jheri curl.  In the last few games, Chris Carter’s DH’d and Marc Krauss has played 1st base.  Doesn’t entirely matter, the Astros have to make room for Singleton.  Makes no sense to keep him in the minors.  Just as it didn’t for Springer, and they called him up.  Why do we care?  Singleton is in the mold of a young Ryan Howard.  He could hit 40 homers right now.  In the minors this year, he has 8 homers in 19 games while batting .325.  There’s nothing left for him to prove.  I’ve already stashed him in one league, and I rarely waste roster spots on rookie stashes.  Moo stashes on the other hand, well… I did already give you a Jon Singleton 2014 fantasy, but that was projecting for a June call-up, and I think he could win the landmark case of sooner vs. later, which would tag about six homers on his projected total.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Hector Rondon – Renteria said he doesn’t have a closer.  I’d like to say, he’s a liar.  He has Pedro Strop, Jose Veras, Hector Rondon and James Russell.  He just doesn’t have a good closer.  Words matter Renteria.  Say what you mean.

Kyle Farnsworth – There’s an Armenian custom in my neighborhood.  They take their leftovers directly from their dining room table and throw them out their window.  Literally from the table to our sidewalk.  It annoys Cougs because when she’s walking our dog, he’s constantly getting into baba ghanouj and falafel.  If Farnsworth was on a TV in an Armenian home, they would throw their TV out the window because he is hot garbage.

Matt Lindstrom – I will continue to maintain that he will be the closer until July when he’s traded for a nickel on the dollar for a prospect and then Webb takes over.  Until July, I’d own Lindstrom.

Joe Smith – It would be fitting if he was on the Cubs, because Captain Joe Smith gave the Renterias to the Powhatan Indians.

Jenrry Mejia – Right now, he has a K-rate of 9.9 and a 5.5 BB/9.  Mejia stays up late at night, watching WWOR, and keeps seeing this commercial for Ray Searage’s How To Pitch video, but doesn’t buy it because Mejia doesn’t have a VCR to play it.  The Stream-o-Nator loves Mejia’s next start, and I just like him in general.

Jason Hammel – As long as a guy keeps about 5 Ks between his K-rate and walk rate, he should be okay.  In 2010, Hammel had a 7+ K-rate and a 2.3 BB/9.  That would’ve been ownable in every league if he wasn’t pitching in Coors and getting unlucky.  In 2012, he had a 8.6 K-rate and a 3.2 BB/9.  Again, ownable everywhere and that year his ERA backed it up with a 3.43 ERA.  This year, he’s back at it again with a 6.5 K-rate and a 1.6 BB/9.  Anyone who has studied Saberhagenmetrics can see that pattern.  Hammel is not overly exciting, but ownable everywhere.

Drew Hutchison – I just went over him this morning.  Scroll down or up and over or– You can find it.

Trevor Bauer – As the lead singer of Consummate 4sight, Trevor Bauer doesn’t need to pitch, he just needs to rap…hard.  Here’s a verse from his latest song, Your Pitches Ain’t Shizz, But Homers And Tricks.  “I come at you fast and hard, when you take me yard, I threw it back from the other side of the fence with a perfect strike to home, even in a dome.  I’m not wearing goggles with chicken broth floating in it, this is not consomme for sight, you wit this?  That’s orderable at a Jewish deli, they call it the Kipnis.  They call it the Kipnis.  They call it the Kipnis.”  And he repeats that for a good minute.  It could very well be the jam of the century.  Something’s about to give in the Indians rotation and I’d speculate on Bauer now.

Josh Beckett – Red State Jeter is a strictly Stream-o-Nator call for today.

Edinson Volquez – Edinson has a VCR.

Ike Davis – Ike doesn’t step in the bucket.  He is the bucket.  He is starting on most days for a better offensive team (barely, lately) and in a better park (again, barely).

Lucas Duda – Duda and Ike together again.  They’re like peas and poops.

James Loney – My hot schmotato has a first name, it’s J-A-M-E-S.  My hot schmotato has a 2nd name, it’s L-O-N-E-Y.

Juan Francisco – He’s been playing so much with the Blue Jays, he’s gonna get exposed as a bad baseball player.  Exposé!  Juan Francisco isn’t really good.  News at 11!  But, just maybe, Francisco can keep up the ruse.

Cody Ross – True story:  Jon Jay and Cody Ross were dating and Jon Jay said sewing is a female pursuit for people like Cody Ross’s grandmother Betsy and they got into a huge blow-up!  Maybe that was Andrew Garfield and that chick he’s dating.  Any the hoo!  With Trumbo out, Ross should play as much as his body can handle it.

Dayan Viciedo – Honestly (like Grey would lie to you), I have no idea what Viciedo’s playing time is gonna be when Eaton returns, but I’m guessing he’s going to play while he’s hitting.

Jarrod Dyson – SAGNOF!  And the Hitter-Tron is its usual crazy self for everything that runs fast and on batteries.

Corey Dickerson – I just went over my Corey Dickerson fantasy when Cuddyer hit the DL.  I wrote it while screaming a Queens of the Stone Age song.

Danny Espinosa – Staying at the Renaissance Hotel all offseason has done him wonders.

Scooter Gennett – Thank God he’s a baseball player.  Can you imagine if he was, say, a doctor?  “Hey, Dr. Gennett–”  “Call me Scooter.”  “Okay, Scooter, do I have cancer?  Actually, can I not call you Scooter?”

Alcides Escobar – Yeah, this Buy is dedicated to all the Alcides haters that told me he’d never amount to nothin’, to all the people that lived above me in the fantasy standings that I was hustlin’ to the waiver wire in front of.  It’s all good, baby bay-bee, uh.

SELL

Edwin Encarnacion – If you look at the Buysellatops while it grazes for Buy and Sell candidates, you’ll see Edwin isn’t a huge over performer right now.  He’s not a sell candidate.  It’s not good to sell low.  But I’m concerned.  I should’ve paid closer attention to his wrist surgery.  He’s a sore wrist away from hitting 25 homers and .240.  I did rank him lower than most, so if you followed my rankings, you probably drafted Pujols instead of Edwin, but I know not all of you followed me.  There are some heathens amongst you.  Heathens that we can cure of their sins.  I will baptize you in a lake, make you count cards for me in Vegas and allow you to trade Encarnacion away.  Now, I wouldn’t trade him away for a drought-nourished avocado, but I would explore options.

From Around The Web

  1. John says:
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    Would you trade my Edwin and archer or walker maybe for rizzo and sale?

    His initial offer was pujols and walker for rizzo and sale, just hate pitching for hurt arm?

    • John says:
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      @John: scrap that it would be edwin for sale, not sure if i wanna take that risk

      • John says:
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        @John: arenado wld be my 3b

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t trade for Sale

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: Agreed. I think earlier or sooner he will have to visit Dr. Freeze too. His mechanics are flawed and his elbow is not gonna get along with that kind of added pressure for a long time. To me he is the prototypical guy for TJ.

  2. Ron says:
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    Neil Walker or Dozier in a points league that counts -1 for strikeouts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  3. Bartolo's Chin says:
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    which side do you like better: verlander and masterson or wainwright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wainwright

  4. BrewFreeOrDie says:
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    *reposting from earlier per Sky’s comment on this new posting*

    Howdy Grey,

    Man, this column was exactly what I needed on a Friday vacay day. Thank you for being you and your mustache for being it’s glorious Selleck self. I’m in one of the ol’ RCL leagues and have a couple of questions for you.

    1. Thoughts on Starlin Castro? My other SS is Alexei Ramirez and I’m currently benching Castro for Espinonsa, I’m just unsure if we’re going to get 2012 Castro or 2013 Castro. Options for replacement at SS are limited, best overall WW options are probably Pagan, Solarte, Wong, or Junior Lake. Should I stay or should I go now?

    2. I just realized I own pretty much the entire Brewer starting staff (Garza, Gallardo, Lohse, and Estrada.). It’s working out OK so far and I don’t love WW options other than streaming (though Kluber is available). Do you see any inheirant issues with having that many starters on the same team? The rest of my starters are Felix, Tanaka, and Chavez, and closers are Kimbrel, Lindstrom, and Frieri.

    3. Have yourself a fantastic weekend (?) (Not a question.)

    Cheers,
    Brew

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Nah, no problems if they’re good 3 you too!

  5. Dave says:
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    So dont trade J Up for Edwin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’m concerned though

  6. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Who has two thumbs and traded Carlos Gomez for E5 in the offseason? This guy (got enamored with the 3B eligibility in Yahoo).

    Whose team has absolutely no pop because of the combination of E5, Gyorko, Myers, and Harper? Still this guy.

    Who really needs to spend the weekend figuring out where homeruns come from? When a mommy and a daddy love each other, a homerun stork brings them right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Birdmann says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: send a mango from the DR I hear they are full of roids

  7. J-FOH says:
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    I think Polanco arrives before Singleton and I have absolutely nothing to back up that claim…..cust kayin”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

    • Gonzo_The_Great says:
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      @J-FOH: I could see that. Maybe Marte goes into a prolonged slump. Maybe Tabata gets hurt. Either way, they’ve got incentive to get his hot hand up to the majors and help them out.

      What’s the Astros’ incentive to bring up Singleton? They win 60 games as opposed to 55? I’m not sure I fully understand why they didn’t keep Springer down.

      • SethDaSportsMan

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        @Gonzo_The_Great: Anything can happen of course, but I think it’s just the opposite. The Pirates have fallen far enough behind in the standings (8.5 games) that it becomes LESS of an incentive to call him up. He’s tearing the cover off the ball, but is there a guarantee he will do the same when facing the likes of Wainwright, Cueto etc? This is a team with the 4th lowest payroll and the 4th worst record in baseball. Outside of Gerrit Cole, their pitching isnt that good and their closer just went on the DL. They will most likely wait till after the Super 2 deadline. Is 25-30 games of Polanco worth the extra year of arbitration for a team that clearly values SAVING money over SPENDING it? Probably not. We shall see though. As a Polanco owner, I hope he does get the call.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @J-FOH: Other than you picked him up in the FCL.

  8. Josh says:
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    Start Ventura tonight, guy im playing has nicasio so could be a good buffer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  9. ScooterG says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Do I need to trade hitting for pitching? Was offered Schezer or Wainright for Longoria.
    10 team h2h non keeper

    My team
    c Santana
    1b pujols
    2b Altuve
    ss E Cabrera
    3b miggy
    of stanton
    of bautista
    of marte
    util j abreu
    util longoria
    bench myers, b hamilton, gyorko
    Pitchers: Cobb, Teherehan, Wacha, S Miller, Gray, Liriano, Salazar, Chavez
    Axford, Perkins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, hold Longo

    • Adam says:
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      @ScooterG: how I feel about your team…

      George: I think it moved.
      Jerry: Moved?
      George: It may have moved, I don’t know.
      Jerry: I’m sure it didn’t move.
      George: It moved! It was imperceptible but I felt it.

    • Wash Heights says:
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      absolutely move Longoria for Scherzer!! You have Miggy for Chrst sake! And Pujols at first! What are you waiting for? Your offense is already absurd with Miggy, Pujols, Stanton, Abreu…. why not make your staff absurd as well? Max is the man to give you 3 aces; This guy says do it

  10. Michael says:
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    I was offered Shields for Wacha.
    X, CG, K, S, WHIP, ERA, QS
    Should I do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  11. Kevin says:
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    Hi Grey!

    Any thoughts on this: $200 Salary Cap League

    I have Stanton and Zobrist. I have been offered Jose Abreu ($11, 3 year keeper in my league) and Jonthan Broxton + $5 Salary cash for the two of them

    Would appreciate your help. Thanks, Kevin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Kevin says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        Kevin Spector

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  12. Hans says:
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    Trade Goldy, Hosmer, Street for Cutch and CarGonzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  13. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    ” There’s an Armenian custom in my neighborhood . ”

    if this is true (and i sincerely doubt it) ,
    they , obviously , have forgotten their heritage
    and the plight of the ‘starving Armenians’ that so many people ,
    in the know , recognized were at risk .
    theirs’ was the truly 1st christian holocaust
    that america failed to recognize because of purely political reasons .
    for shame .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is true… Could be a Beverly Hills Armenian thing…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        how sad .

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        * shakes fist * at Grey’s neighbors , and yells :
        “you wouldn’t have to do this , if you had
        listened to your mother and learned how to cook !!”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  14. tg says:
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    H2H dynasty

    Carlos Santana hit the wire today, would you drop McCann or Gattis for him? do you think he’s going to bounce back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

      • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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        @Grey: 1. would you trade alex gordan for carlos santana?
        2. out of bruce, AG, melky, brantley, rios, who do i sit? i have agon abreu and chris davis 1b, ci, U. id love to trade one of them, what pitching tier would you want from if you were moving one of my ci?

    • tg says:
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      @tg: one more pls. with RZimm out I have Rendon at 3b but Lawrie and Plouffe are avaialble. Do you see either of those guys as an improvement on Rendon. Hurting for HRs & RBIs.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Plouffe

  15. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    Middlebrooks is coming off the DL. I’ve been playing Frazier. Drop Frazier or Middlebrooks? I feel like they are basically the same player. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • @TheBravesWearPrado: Can you trade one for a piece you can use? Unless it’s a shallow league, some manager is going to need a decent 3B and now you’ve got two.

  16. Five-On-One says:
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    Hey Grey – Can I ask you to rank the following SPs for the rest of the season, noting if/where there are any significant gaps between guys? Thanks. SPs are Liriano, Kluber, Alex Wood, Eovaldi, Perez, Skaggs,Travis Wood, Iwakuma, Minor and Fister. I know the last three guys are still on the DL, but they should all be getting off (oops) in the next two weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor, Wood, Liriano

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the response. If it’s not too much trouble, could I ask for the rest of the 10? I’m trying to put together trade proposals that make the most sense for me and for my potential trading partners. Or does the omission of the rest of the names mean that you see them as all interchangeable? Please and thank you.

          • Chris says:
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            NICE!!

            • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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              @Chris: i’ll give it a try. so only the last 7 then.
              iwakuma (minor actually moved up so i’ll leave iwakuma highest, as he was in the first place)
              fister
              perez
              eovaldi
              kluber (moved down a bit due to performances other than most recent)
              skaggs
              t.wood

  17. SpottieOttieDopaliscious says:
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    I always feel good when I own guys I see in Grey’s buy column!

    What are your thoughts on Marcus Stroman? The twitterz seem to be indicating he’s on the verge of a call-up. Worth dropping Joe Smith to stash him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you need a starter flyer, go for it… I’d prolly hold Smith

  18. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Gyorko or Seager ROS?

    Thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Moscowitz: Gyorko

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @J-FOH: I am starting to ask myself WHY?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  19. Andrew says:
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    Start or Sit Y Ventura at Baltimore tonight in 12 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  20. pitch perfect says:
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    Lackey is on the wire. drop Niese for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  21. Ron says:
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    Baez or Polanco…which is the better stash for impact this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  22. Bill_Buckner says:
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    12 team 5×5 where I’m stacked with closers:

    His Harper & MadBum for my Bautista, Sale, and K-Rod

    Yea or Nay?

    Thanks Gray!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  23. Pax says:
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    Drop Ike Davis to Stash Singleton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  24. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    so , i asked this (too late) on the other thread ,
    but interested to hear your guess :
    who hits the longer tape-measure home run
    off of venture , tonight ,
    adam jones or chris davis ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones but I’m biased

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:
        wow .
        that’s a tough break .
        lesson learned …. get the best mohel available .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  25. David says:
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    Grey,
    #1, I have Encarnacion and more pitching problems than hitting right now. Could dispense him for stability there. My league is 5×5 w/ OPS & K/9. Rosters are very large so not like there is much out there in FA. My roster w/out him look like this:

    INF: Pinto, Pujols, Pedroia, Everth, Alvarez, Gyorko (MI), Belt (CI)
    OF: McCutcheon, Bruce, Cesepedes
    U: Jennings, Springer
    Bench: Espinosa, Taveras, Ozuna, Dyson
    SP: Cashner, Anibal, Porcello, Perez, Salazar, Smyly, Skaggs, Erlin, Kennedy, Kluber w/ Cobb & Griffin injured
    RP: Nathan, Soriano, Henderson

    Have potential trade partners, one has Jo-Fer, Scherzer, Greinke, Ventura, Eovaldi and the other has Bumgarner, Wacha, Ryu, Gray, Wood, Mejia. They both would need the hitting. Just looking for an idea on value here for Edwin, or you recommend I hold. My hitting would be fine without him I think. Although, the latter guy is interested in Belt.

    #2, I like Beckett tonight to stream, who should I drop? Thinking the SD guys are always good to hold onto for home starts (not talking Cashner of course) and the CLE guys are high upside (although Salazar is posing a problem).

    Nice post today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure try and get Fernandez or Scherzer… Lose Erlin

  26. Spencer says:
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    Grey, got a couple replies in different directions to this question earlier today, curious as to what you say. 10 team H2H, ERA, IP, WHIP, K/9, QS and for hitters SLG, SB, R, HR, RBI, OBP.

    Guy offering me his Kershaw/M Brantley for my Puig/R Zimmerman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

      • Spencer says:
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        @Grey: Have to say, a little surprised! I figured you would be all over getting rid of Zimmerman with both hands and feet! Would my other OF make a difference, also have Rios, A Jones, and A Gordon.

  27. Dave says:
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    So you like D Wright over E5 now at 3B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  28. Michael says:
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    Lynn and Belt for Shields and Napoli?

  29. Alex says:
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    Rondon > Dice K?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  30. NotTheRaceCarDriver says:
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    Anybody on this 6×5 Roto team droppable?
    Just didn’t know if there was room for improvement from anyone on your buy this week.
    I know the back end of my pitching isn’t all that great so any advice would be terrific. *Most of the buys are available….just curious. Any and all advice appreciated.
    C-Gattis/Mesoraco
    1st-Rizzo
    2nd-Kipnis/Hill
    3rd-Lawrie/Seagar
    SS-Reyes
    OF-Trout/Kemp/Beltran/Jennings/Granderson
    Stashing-Tavaras/ Guerrero

    P-Sherzer/Strasburg/Weaver/Wilson/Lester/Eovaldi/PineTarPineda/Ryu/Bauer

    *by the way, I don’t care about closers….kinda punted that category from day one!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How many teams?

      • NotTheRaceCarDriver says:
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        @Grey: 12, and sorry for the long question…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not the length as much as the confusion… Is it a five OF league? You don’t seem like you have anyone to drop…

      • NotTheRaceCarDriver says:
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        @Grey: 3(OF) 1(UT) Sorry for the confusion, already sippin’ some cold snacks! ….beer.

        • NotTheRaceCarDriver says:
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          @NotTheRaceCarDriver:

          cat are
          r/rbi/avg/sb/hr/avg
          w/s/k/whip/era

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @NotTheRaceCarDriver: if viciedo is available i’d go him over grandyman.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @goodfold2: also, considering your team needs, you probably won’t be able to play guerrero even if he comes up. i’d rather stash singleton than him.

  31. Viv Savage says:
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    Drop Straily for Hutchison in 12-team mixed?

  32. Boomer19 says:
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    Repost.
    Assistant GM Tony LaCava seemed to let on that Stroman would be up soon. Pretty vague but stroman has great stuff. You like him or Bauer more as a stash?
    Where would Stroman rank among Bradley and Syndergaard? Thanks again.

    • @Boomer19: Nice question, I want to know as well. Can’t wait to see what Grey has to say..cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer, Bradley

  33. David J says:
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    Ike Davis or Jon Singleton?

  34. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Would you drop Springer or EY Jr. for LaRoche (or speculate on Singleton)? We play 3 OF and 1 UTIL and I also have Bautista, Kemp, Melky, and L. Martin as OF options, but I don’t have a back-up 1B (I have Prince). So, LaRoche/Singleton would be an occasional fill-in at 1B and UTIL. Thoughts?

    Thanks again and have a great weekend!!

    • Grey

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      Young for Singleton if you don’t need speed

  35. Andrew A says:
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    trade Melancon for Gyorko? 10 team 6×6 (Holds) (I’m punting saves)

    My MI options are Brad Miller and Wong. MR’s are replaceable but Melancon is the best.

    • Hewhohesitates...is LOST. says:
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      @Andrew A:

      I think you are solid in the MI so dropping Gyorko is not a crazy idea, especially in a shallow league. However, I would not be surprised if Melancon ends up closing at some point this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Andrew A says:
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        @Grey:

        I have Melancon, thinking of trading Gyorko…not interested in his saves potential (punting)…

        • Andrew A says:
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          @Andrew A:

          *Trading FOR Gyorko

          • Pb&j with a baseball bat says:
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            @Andrew A: Grilli to DL. Looks like u have yourself a closer

  36. Singleton or Gausman ROS and long term..cheers Grey..Nice column by the by!

  37. Amazing Spider A;s says:
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    why would Viciedo lose playing time when Eaton returns???? Their outfield would be Viciedo, Eaton, DeAza…..what am I missing here?? Jordan Danks?? does his brother have that much pull in the organization??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He lost time before…

      • Amazing Spider A;s says:
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        @Grey:

        I could see if Avasail was still around…but the door seems wide open in Chi Town for “Dayan” to play

  38. throw Castallanos in there as well..Nick, Jon or Kevin, who is the best stash for ROS?

  39. Hewhohesitates...is LOST. says:
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    Grey:

    16 Team league, HTH, 5 X 4 (no WHP)

    Better side on this trade:

    Donaldson/Belt (mine) for Abreu/Myers (his)

    I have been playing Donaldson at my UTL spot.

    I have Miggy to play 3B if I trade Donaldson.

    My OF: Bruce, Choo (banged up), Marte, Hart, Calhoun (inj), Arcia (inj) & just picked up Murphy Cle to possibly fill in for Choo.

    Or should I just keep Donaldson , he is carrying my team offensively right now. Plus, is Myers worth getting now, he has not done much except against the Yanks.

    Thank for you!

  40. OaktownSteve says:
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    EE’s K rate right now is 22.7%. Was 10% last year. Not sure the wrist surgery would correlate to striking out more. I suppose it’s possible but seems unlikely. I’m going to chalk it up for now to a slow start and not seeing the ball real well yet. As an owner I am of course worried as well, but I’m not quite ready to jump to the conclusion that there’s anything wrong with him long term this season. Might just be wishful thinking though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Yeah, I guess… Seems weird that there’s no correlation between wrist and K-rate…

  41. tg says:
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    H2H Dynasy – K QS Whip ERA

    Drop 1 – Martin Perez, Nate Eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  42. Clint says:
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    Okay sherpas, guide me up this trade mountain. I’ve been offered this deal in my 8 team, 10 keeper, H2H pts league:

    I give up-K-Rod, Kazmir, & Wil Myers

    I’d get-Wacha, Alex Wood, & Bryce Harper

    Grilli’s on the wire so I can snag him to fill any gaps in saves K-Rod creates too if need be.

    • Hewhohesitates...is LOST. says:
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      @Clint:

      I like your side of the trade landing because you are landing Harper. I think he has greater upside in a keeper league than Myers. I also like the fact you are nabbing 2 national league SPers.

      You can always find saves on the wavier like Girlli, especially in an 8 team league.

      I think getting Harper in a keeper league is the way to go. Make that trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @Clint: run to click accept!

  43. Jimbo says:
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    What about Dice K? Farsnworth has looked like worse than Otis Nixon’s face this week.

    • Hewhohesitates...is LOST. says:
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      @Jimbo:

      I had heard Dice K looked great in spring training. He is an interesting stop gap measure for the Mets & very cheap. I do not trust Farnsworth.

  44. John says:
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    How about upgrading SP staff by trading one my OF, have jupton stanton harper gordon and myers.
    Dont wanna overpay but here is my sp’s
    teheran cueto minor Cole ventura eovaldi salazar walkerDL
    looking to add one more core arm would you TRADE Jupton for Homer bailey….trying to do myers for homer but not getting anywhere with him.

    Concept good trade OF for arm or my pitching ok?
    Do this trade or want more?

    • John says:
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      @John: Simplified version lol

      Jupton for Homer or Cashner or NO
      Should I trade OF for and ARM if this deal isnt enough or my SP enough for now

      • John says:
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        @John: Second one is myers for shields, traded pineda like 10 days ago for myers.

  45. fausto says:
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    ***ATTN RAZZBALL BRASS***

    POSSIBLE NEW WORD ALERT for the razz-clopedia if you guys dig it..

    “Saivier” (n.) (s?i-vi?r, savior) def- A RP that is acquired via waivers/fa for saves because he is obviously outperforming the current closer and will or is likely to end up getting the CL job, May also be due to closers going on DL. Can help with SV short term or best case they take CL job ROS. ex (Frieri is terrible so I grabbed Smith as a saivier) or (Hey Grey, Janssen on DL should I grab Santos as a saivier?)

    Do what you want, edit, change whatever if you want it.
    Due to 2014 Closer-mageddon ive had to come up with a term to describe all of my RP.

    Nice to see Edwin in the sell column…. thats me hoping for a reverse jinx…gonna be a looooong season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fausto: Ha, not bad, will run by Rudy

  46. Boatsphinx says:
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    Trade Porcello for C. Santana? Current 1B is Ike. Kpr h2h pts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  47. ashtray says:
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    The 3Bs I have to choose from right now are Kouz, Seager, Uribe and Chisenhall. So it looks like I’ll be riding that .240/25 straight to the bottom of the standings. Any of those guys worth a pick up?

    • ashtray says:
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      @ashtray: Screw it. Between Encarnacion, Gyorko and Heyward I have too many holes to fill and Chisenhall ain’t gonna fix the team. Instead I will spend the rest of the season spitefully sniping closers-in-waiting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  48. Leifer maddness says:
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    springer is killin me would it be a huge mistake to drop him for khris davis i need the power, not speed bc i own gorden n billy hamm, please help!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  49. Jamiehov says:
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    This post made me picture a toddler Alcides Escobar Indian style with a white back drop

    Do you recommend starting Ventura tonight. I have major era and whip issues thanks to Fieri, Hunter and Brothers and the Os bats seem to be coming alive. I was going to wait for Joe Orsulaks take on the Os pregame but figure you would know better

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jamiehov: Ha, I’d start him, and will be starting him

  50. Greg says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great B/S column, as usual. On an unrelated note, Stream-O-Nator loves Zack Wheeler against the Marlins tonight, but I am terrified of Giancarlo jacking about 3 homers off him tonight. Any thoughts? (I also kind of like Alvarez on the other side).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks… I’d start him

  51. Combo says:
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    Trade Donaldson for Choo? Arenado would move to 3b slot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  52. Stoopid says:
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    ROS: K-Rod or R . Soriano?

    Thanks!

  53. Tigres says:
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    Grey, I’ve been humming in da klub all day… just now figured out why!

  54. Moscowitz says:
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    LaRoche, Morneau, Seager, Frazier, Ozuna or Singleton. ROS
    Position doesnt matter

    Thanks

  55. crock says:
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    Drop Middlebrooks to stash Singleton? Have Arenado at 3b.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  56. Jamiehov says:
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    You reference 90s hip hop a ton which I love, did you know Southernplayalistic turned 20 today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sad that I knew that and that it turned 20…

  57. Picard56 says:
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    You had me until Edwin. The guy will be just fine. The wrist isn’t an issue at all. He hit three homers in spring training. He has hit his first homer this past week to dead center field. Just a slow start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully if you have him…

  58. Geoff says:
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    Grey, would be very happy with your opinion.

    12 Team 6×6, justin morneau at 1b right now. Should i trade Fielder for Beltre straight up? Castellanos is my 3b atm.

  59. Clive says:
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    Puig or D Price ROS? Thanks for the heads up on Singleton!

      • Clive says:
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        @Grey: What about Grienke or Puig ROS? Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Puig

      • @Grey: Hamilton says the hitter -tron and by a wide margin. Unless I read it wrong..lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go Hamilton then

  60. GG says:
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    I give Gattis, Profar and Eovaldi
    I get Marte

    yea or nea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GG: Yes

  61. Dom says:
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    Do I drop Kubel for any of these guys (if yes, who is the primary and alternate)? position doesn’t matter: Colabello, Escoar, Denrfia, Espinosa, Dyson

    Would you rather have Baez or Polanco in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dom: Colabello, Dyson… Baez…

  62. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Would you drop Eric Young Jr. for a Singleton stash? I also have a non dynasty league with two NA spots currently filled by Syndergaard and Heaney, would you drop one of those for Singleton? Finally I have a keeper league where my NA spot is filled by Archie Bradley, would you drop Bradley for Singleton and hope no one grabs Bradley by the time Singleton is called up?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Cool that one seems to make the most sense. I hear cheap power and I get all crazy. I start throwing money in the air and yelling pick me oh oh with my hand in the air as I jump up and down

  63. marcus allen was good al says:
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    Dynasty lge. Sell Kemp for Bradley and eovaldi?? Or is that a gross undersell?? Thx

      • marcus allen was good al says:
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        @Grey: meaning u prefer Kemp there? That’s how I took it thx. Is it jus a bad time to move him or what would u be asking for him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  64. Stewart says:
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    Drop Corey Hart to stash Singleton?

  65. Shidesthelimit says:
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    I just got offered Kipnis for Marte. I’m in a 10-team 6×6 OPS league and I have Gyorko at 2B, but have Stanton, Marte, Melky, Des Jennings, Alex Gordon, George Springer and Oscar Tavares (N/A spot) on my squad. Take it?

  66. Pager24 says:
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    which side do you prefer? is it close? I’m in need of saves

    E5 & chavez for Hosmer & Reed

    Thanks!

    • Pager24 says:
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      @Pager24: sorry one more
      Longoria, Segura, Robertson for Edwin, Hill, Burnett, Chavez

      Thanks again!

  67. My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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    Sorry in advance I know you’re going to get a lot of stash singleton over ______ questions. But with Ozuna sitting on my bench would singleton be a good grab or hold with Ozuna even if J-Sing gets called up?
    13 team redraft and my opposition has boners for young prospects so they grab them fast.

    Thanks! Love the weekly buy and sells

  68. MelkyDischarge says:
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    Is that falafel made with chick peas or fava beans?

    If it’s the later, I’d like mine with a nice key-an-tee

  69. Bob Loblaw says:
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    I’m in the awesome spot of using Lawrie (2B/3B), Gyorko (2B/3B) and a flavor of the week to fill in 2B/MI/3B. I have Chris Owings as my only backup SS, so I don’t really want to drop him because the league’s fairly deep and the top waiver wire SS is Mike Aviles; the flavor of the week roster spot currently belongs to Mark Reynolds. I have Danny Espinosa and Matt Dominguez as options for Reynolds’ spot. Would you make the move?

    THANKS RYAN ZIMMERMAN!

    Oh, and I guess I should add that I’m speculatively holding Polanco because my team sucks and I need him to do something cray-cray starting like in the middle of May. Too optimistic? Should I use his roster spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob Loblaw: Espinosa… It’s fine to stash him…

  70. Brendan says:
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    What do I do about George Springer? I thought I got a winner that would help me with my struggles in HR and SB, but he’s been a complete did so far. I know he hasn’t been in the majors for that long, but the hitter-tron keeps telling me to roll him out there and all he’s done is bat .171 with 0 HR, 1 RBI, and 1 SB. That’s pitiful. Should I bench him for now? I don’t really like that the Astros have him batting cleanup as if that’s somehow going to save their season. I see he’s starting to get dropped in many Yahoo leagues.

    • Carnac says:
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      Depends on league format. In most cases, bench him. Everyone has a bad week. (Which is about what it’s been.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s been a week

  71. Javy says:
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    In a AL only dynasty league would you give up Jered Weaver for Danny Salazar and hope to be buying low? I’m middle of the pack so i’m not truly a contender this year if that makes a difference.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  72. DATdudeBP says:
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    Do I Trade Harper?

    He sucks

    • Al says:
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      @DATdudeBP: well this is a pretty relative question…

    • inertiatic says:
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      @DATdudeBP: trade him to me!

  73. ashtray says:
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    Singleton or LaRoche?

    Singleton or Ozuna?

    League counts OBP & Ks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche, Ozuna, but depends on how you’re using guys

  74. Jiggy Nits says:
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    NL only roto 5×5

    4$ AJ POLLOCK or 8$ Chris Owings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings

  75. Bob Loblaw says:
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    Also, I’m platooning my last U spot between Dyson and Dickerson. Any way you like Duda, Venable or Span for a piece of this platoon? I’m short on roster spots, so Dyson or Dickerson would have to go (unless you think I should dump Polanco, but….).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, I’d hold for now

  76. Gausman, Castellanos or Singleton best PU for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castellanos for now

  77. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    1.20 teamer with 4 hitting bench spots (can’t have bench pitchers), mine are kouzmanoff/dickerson/ozuna/amarista (multi-positions). Dickerson probably turns back into backup C when Cuddyer’s back. Drop kouzmanoff (beltre handcuff) or Juan. F now that beltre’s back today? If i didn’t own Beltre this wouldn’t even be a question.
    2. which of these for today only at worst util in 12 man league. Solarte/callaspo/middlebrooks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Middlebrooks

  78. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Drop Khris Davis or Moss for Singleton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss

    • I Just Goldsmidt My Shorts says:
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      @malamoney: Moss has value unless you are in a super shallow league. Work a 2 for 1 deal for an upgrade and then you have a roster spot open to pick up Singleton.

  79. doghat666 says:
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    11 team 10×10 roto keeper daily league
    Should I drop Springer for Singleton, I’m more interested in the other categories besides steals.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  80. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Would you take Rios for E5? Or should I ask for a bit more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  81. Let ARoid Play! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I could probably use a third Closer and I’m considering adding Smith. Would you drop Wily Coyote Peralta for him?

    I have Bailey, Gio, Minor (someday), Sonny G., Porcello, Wheeler, Vargas and Smyly.

    Could drop Vargas as well.

    Thanks Grey and have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vargas

  82. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey,

    Are you dropping Hutchison, Garrett Richards, Tillman or Jesse Chavez to stash Bauer?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards

  83. Jack says:
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    Love Fridays – twice as much Grey.

    Scioscia just said Smith is closer but is confident Frieri will be back. What’s your guess as to when?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Maybe a month, I’d drop him in most leagues

  84. costaricanchata says:
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    from mlb.com :

    Ball-transfer rule clarified; enforcement begins tonight

    ” The committee’s determination is that an out has occurred whenever a player has complete control over the ball in his glove, and if he drops the ball after opening his glove, it will still be ruled an out. There is no requirement to successfully remove the ball from the glove for it to be an out. ”

    who are these geniuses ?
    re-play ?
    let’s re-play the whole damn system .
    BASEBALL FOR (and BY) DUMMIES .

    K M A … SELIG … and the whole lot of you !

    do you know what baseball really needs ??
    mandatory seat-belts for stadium chairs .
    F U .

    • @costaricanchata: Just when I thought Selig could not F up the game anymore on his way out, this is announced. What a douche. Worst commish ever in the game..

      Sekig is to baseball What Bush Jr. was to the presidency!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What a cluster…

  85. Al says:
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    Also – thanks for doing this. I look forward to reading it every Friday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  86. Matt P says:
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    I assembled a drool worthy dynasty league (12 man, h2h points, weekly) but all my young guys are underperforming and I’m 0-3, with a quick glance at my roster, would you think I can contend this year or should I stash some more prospects/trade some vets and be set for next year and forward?

    C- Sal Perez
    1B – Adrian Gonzalez
    2B – Lawrie
    3B – Seager (Machado on DL)
    SS – Bogaerts
    IF – Matt Adams
    OF – Carlos Gomez, Myers, Bonifacio ,Ozuna (Trumbo DL)
    Stashing: Kris Bryant and Polanco

    SP (start 5): Strasburg, Teheran, Bailey, Minor, Kazmir, Wheeler, Garza (Walker, Holland, Moore on DL)
    I picked these guys up to have SPs in my RP slots: Smyly, Keuchel
    Then I have a streamer spot to pick up a 2 start SPs when possible

    So yeah, I love my team, but I’m 0-3, went too young, I know it’s early but I could sell high on Kazmir/Gonzaler and land a Buxton or Springer type of player probably… Thanks for any input!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You know you went too young, so you want to go younger?

  87. Tom says:
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    I think I can wait until Singleton is called up because my league mates don’t follow prospects that much, so…do I drop A. Soriano or Butler for him when he does? Same question for Polanco.

    Speaking of prospects… fill in the blank for both T. Walker and Bradley from the time they are pitching in MLB. He is a top ___ pitcher ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Butler… 30

  88. Moscowitz says:
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    Smith now officially the closer. Feel free to drop Frieri

  89. Wilsonian says:
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    Jim Johnson, Hawkins, Smith. Pick two.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hawkins, Smith

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: I’m assuming that’s because they’re both presently the actual closers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  90. Battle of the Sleepers says:
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    Pence, Myers, Brown, Kemp–how you rank them ROS, particularly with emphasis on power. And it’s H2H so streakiness sucks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers, Pence, Kemp

  91. Russell James says:
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    Does Ian Kennedy have any value this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In home games

  92. Wboggs says:
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    Have archie Bradley in both a keeper and non-keeper. Drop or hold in each for singleton? In the non keeper I also have Mcallister so he would be another drop option. Thoughts? Thanks in advance Grey.

    • Wboggs says:
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      @Wboggs: I also have collabello to drop the non-keeper in addition to Mcallister and bradley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose McAllister

  93. Wake Up says:
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    Start Archer @CHW $5.5?

    I picked up Singleton today…leap of faith with you…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Thanks…we may be the only two…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me, you and Singleton, trust exercise…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: there’s a Singleton Circle outside of DC…all of us can meet up there later and sing in the rain…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Wake Up: Polanco’s my call snitches

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ll trust you to bring me an umbrella

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: and I’ll trust that you…have been practicing our Gene Kelly dance routine…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’ve been practicing with Cougs…

  94. Alex says:
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    If I need saves and have 2 C (meso and mccann) cool to trade Meso for BRoxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not great

  95. Andre says:
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    Trade D. Gordon, Pagan, Heyward, and Wily Peralta for Alex Gordon and Kemp? Do we believe in Heyward turning it around over Kemp in a crowded outfield?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp side

  96. Dirt Floor Poor says:
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    Interesting take on Springer. I already have J. Baez stashed and not much wiggle room on the bench… Drop him for Springer and try to deal Hosmer?
    much thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  97. smegma says:
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    Offer Belt/Springer/Gattis for Chris Davis/C.Santana? non keeper h2h points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Davis

  98. Bryan says:
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    Drop Frieri for Smith or Hold? I can’t roster both and have two other solid closers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  99. Jack says:
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    Cain, Lackey, Kluber, Salazar, Lincecum right rank?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain, Kluber

  100. bossmanjunior says:
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    Start which two

    Segura v Villanueva (1-5 HR, SB, K)
    Lowrie @ Peacock (0-7)
    Hill v Hernandez (2-6)

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @bossmanjunior:

      Thats how hitter,-tron ranks them btw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What does Hitter-Tron say? Segura, Hill

  101. Rob says:
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    Is Chapman coming back soon enough that I should drop Broxton for Joe Smith? Only have room for one

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Rob: i would, chapman should be back in a few weeks (under month, possibly around 2 weeks at best)

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: however, look just below, you may rather have melancon if avialable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  102. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Thank you so much grey, for letting me get the jump on my league with joe smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  103. goodfold2 says:
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    apparently grilli to DL, so if i have frieri drop him for smith or melancon?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: also, even cooler, i somehow was the first to post about this on here. so that’s nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melancon

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i didn’t think this would happen till like august, HAHAHA, that fool that traded me melancon/h.morris/late round pick for j.johnson is i’m sure loving life now (30 man porn ass deep league)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

    • Jackie Treehorn says:
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      @goodfold2: Thanks for posting – I picked Melancon up immediately (dropped Rajai)

  104. Natty Boh says:
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    Just wanted to say, “Thanks!” for your work. Enjoyed as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  105. Aero says:
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    10-teamer mixed, drop Dom Brown for Crisp who has hit the wire? Potato – Potahto (some power for some speed)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold, but tomato tomahto

  106. Leeroy Jenkins says:
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    Heard the news that Grilli went down..so I rushed to my iPad and grabbed Melancon in every league that i’m in. Are you doing the same? I still think it’s Grilli’s job for when he returns from the DL,but it’s an oblique issue…pitchers hate that shizz…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  107. Wboggs says:
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    I know I asked you about my other leagues regarding singleton but in my last non-keeper would you drop Baez for Bauer or singleton?

    • Wboggs says:
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      @Wboggs: meant to say would you drop Baez for singleton or bauer?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Singleton

  108. bossmanjunior says:
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    Are we starting Ventura today versus BAL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  109. Brendan says:
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    would you trade E5 for Rizzo and Ventura?

  110. DomMattingly says:
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    Do I drop Dillon Gee for Bauer? Do I start Leonys Martin or Todd Frazier tonight in my UT spot?

  111. Tom says:
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    Wondering if Grilli has more than an oblique problem. His FB is down 1 MPH from the time he cam e back last year. Chance of Melancon holding closer for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      15%

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Tom: i’ll guess around 38%.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: damn, i sure was off there.

  112. Rob says:
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    Drop Broxton for Melancon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually I could see it, sure

  113. B.o.B says:
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    Joe Smith or Melancon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melancon, toss up obviously

  114. Wilson says:
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    Grilli is on DL now and Melancon is gone.
    Who do you think possible next RP to get closer job so I can grab him first? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You just have to be first to waivers

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Close, am the third in waivers.
        Who is the most risky closer to lose his job? Thoughts appreciated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Farnsworth, Santos, Lindstrom

          • Wilson says:
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            @Grey: Thanks. I’ll keep my on on them (and their replacements).

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Wilson: he means just be first to your computer when the news goes off. I got lucky by literally getting home and opening up pages at 5:19 central, 5 minutes after rotoworld reported the grilli news. frieri was slightly before that time.

  115. Jack says:
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    Drop Lindstrom or Santos for Melancon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  116. Fenway Fungus says:
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    Melancon or Smith?

  117. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    V-Mart, Mesoraco for N. Cruz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz

  118. Dancin Homer says:
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    With Frieri out and Grilli hitting the DL, should I drop Frieri for Melancon?

    12-team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  119. xtremehulk says:
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    I can trade CJ wilson for:

    Hosmer, Cuddyer, or Craig.

    Choose one please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  120. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    Would you drop Springer for Espinosa? Or is my trigger finger just too itchy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  121. chuckgooseman says:
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    Who is the better of the trade:

    A. Felix Hernandez, Billy Hamilton, David Ortiz
    or
    B. Goldschmidt

    • chuckgooseman says:
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      @chuckgooseman: ^ 8 team roto with keepers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

      • chuckgooseman says:
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        @Grey:

        Who is the better of ~this~ trade:

        A. Bryce Harper, Billy Hamilton, David Ortiz
        or
        B. Goldschmidt

        8 team roto w/ keepers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Goldy

  122. Hondo says:
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    Nats Park is being de-tarped

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  123. ThE sHiT says:
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    Is Smoak droppable to stash Singleton or Polanco? Smoak is a bench bat who has obviously cooled off considerably. I actually agree with JFOH, think Polanco is up first with Singleton not far behind…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go for it…

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: On the stashing note, would you lose Salazar to stash Bauer, Taijuan or Stroman?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bauer

  124. fielder's fatties says:
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    fernando rodney or melancon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodney

  125. Grey —

    In a 14-team league I need a backup at 2B and SS (I have AHill and AEscobar) — Miller had been my man there, but he’s not getting the job done. I’m mid-pack in the different batting categories but would trading Morse or Reynolds to get Dee Gordon be worth pursuing?

    Also, who is this guy Jean Machi? Is he just a lucky middle reliever or is he worth some attention? I never heard of him and I see he’s tied for the MLB lead in wins.

    And the last question, originally asked in the last post just as you switched to this one. Please give me your take on the top three from among: Hutchinson, Salazar, Skaggs, Peralta, Smyly, and Bauer.

    (I can afford to wait a couple of turns for Salazar or Bauer if they’ll be worth it afterwards)

    Thanks, and have a good weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know who’s trading Gordon for Morse or Reynolds, but sure… He’s just a middle reliever… Salazar, Hutch, Bauer

  126. chuckgooseman says:
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    Who is the better of ~this~ trade:

    A. Bryce Harper, Billy Hamilton, David Ortiz
    or
    B. Goldschmidt

    8 team roto w/ keepers

  127. los locos says:
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    Grey, who do I pick up.

    Smith
    Melancon
    Reed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @los locos: reed is closer due to having the job from the get go, so i’d go him. he’s not a fill in nor replacement. not to say melancon isn’t the shit, cause he is.

  128. JP says:
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    Hi Gray,

    If you had to have one: would it be Melancon, Santos or J. Smith?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santos

  129. EK says:
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    Rank in order of who you’d want to own right now in roto leagues:
    Jim Johnson
    Joe Smith
    Farnsworth
    Rondon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith, Farnsworth

  130. Mike says:
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    Puig for Anibal Sanchez + Minor

    Which side would you take?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Mike: the Minor owner is the one who should be throwing in the extra player (but not as good as Puig, if being fair is the goal)

  131. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    10 team 5×5 redraft. I’m last in WINS and K’s and my WHIP’s for shizz too.

    I’ve seen you rank Porcello and Wood over Eovaldi in recent days and those first two are available.

    My staff consists of Eovaldi, Liriano, Gray and Chavez, with Cobb and Walker on the DL.

    Can you rank all of the above? Is it Cobb, Gray, Porcello, Wood, Chavez, Walker, Liriano, Eovaldi?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That looks about right…

      • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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        @Grey: OK, I’ve put in a waiver claim for Porcello, dropping Eovaldi.

        Sorry, it’s Travis Wood that’s available, not Alex. Is Liriano droppable for Wood, or hold for matchups?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  132. los locos says:
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    who do I drop in a 10 team keeper for bauer?

    Hutchinson
    chavez
    tillman
    fister

    who do I drop for singleton?

    colabello
    Brantley
    yelich
    hill
    heyward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No one… Colabello

  133. Slim

    Slim says:
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    I typed baseball.razzball into my web browser. That’s right. It wasn’t on accident! All I get is a redirect to something that says ‘Registration has been disabled.’ My thoughts exactly. Your registration has been disabled! basketball.razzball is gonna steal all of your readers! Huh! *crosses arms and looks mean like it’s the cover of the Hangin’ Tough single*

    Did it work? Can I create a rivalry with a blatantly superior adversary?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Bring it on!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Slim: @Grey: It’s not size that matters, it’s how you use it! Mugsy vs. Shawn Bradley.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  134. royce! says:
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    When Springer was called up I offered his owner Pineda. Today the owner accepted (after kindly checking with me that it was still open). Did I screw up? Springer has been kinda crap, but it’s really early (35 AB).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, obvious risk on both sides…

  135. Swfcdan says:
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    You know you’re in big boy leagues when you don’t have to go scrambling for these callups in any league because they’re already protected.

    Guy offered me Gardner and C Santana in my league for Segura. Don’t even need another catch, don’t know what he is thinking. Do I say no thanks, or GTFOH (get the fuck outta here)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No thanks

  136. bossmanjunior says:
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    10 team h2h

    Who do I drop for Melancon?

    C Perez
    1B Pujols
    2B Hill
    3B Encarnacion
    SS Segura
    OF Jones
    OF Marte
    OF Myers
    UTL Rizzo
    BN Lowrie

    SP: Bailey, Salazar, A. Wood, Samardzija, Kluber, Porcello, Kazmir, Ventura
    RP: Robertson, Cishek, Krod
    DL: Cobb, Fister

    Im not going to drop Salazar yet, I still have faith. Im thinking Lowrie or possibly Porcello. I don’t really”need” a bench bat but Segura and Hill both started off a bit slow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

  137. chuckgooseman says:
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    Felix Hernandez or Bryce Harper?

    8 team roto w/keepers

  138. chuckgooseman says:
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    Felix Hernandez or Bryce Harper?

    8 team roto w/keepers

    • chuckgooseman says:
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      @chuckgooseman: who’s the better Keeper choice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

      • chuckgooseman says:
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        @Grey: thanks Gray

  139. chuckgooseman says:
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    Hmmmmmm “Grey”….iPad autocorrect. Sorry.

  140. pierce says:
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    drop masterson for mujia or kluber or skaggs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  141. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    oh look, Buehrle’s turning back into himself right now. A friend of mine delivered a package to his house once, he’s got a giant “B” in gold on his front fence to his massively humongous yard. Friend said he was cool.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  142. skinny tires says:
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    f’in homer bailey. What is wrong with this guy?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @skinny tires: for one he’s this year’s Cain, in the sense that pretty much every fly ball is a homer. (cain’s HR/FB wasn’t this bad last year early on,but it was the worst of notable big time starters)

  143. Swfcdan says:
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    HOMER BAILEY IS BACK TO BEING GARBAGE

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Swfcdan: damn NL only ERA/WHIP problems. Thank god it’s the only place i have this guy. Last year i drafted him in every league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  144. chuckgooseman says:
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    Grey, how many tvs you got going with baseball on them; and how many games do you take in each night/week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just watching on my ipad

  145. pierce says:
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    who would you rather own in a keeper league?

    Bundy, Bauer, Gauman, Stoman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  146. pierce says:
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    drop Salazar for Bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  147. Count de Monetball says:
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    Grey, Given their skipping the emoticon in his next outing, would you please go on my team’s website and figure out if there’s anybody worth dropping him for. Just kidding would you drop :-) for Jenrry Mejia, Or should I be patient and see if he’ll actually start. I’m at an innings cap League and I’m just starting to build a deficit For my pace of innings pitched

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go mejia

  148. Swfcdan says:
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    You have a dog? Wow how do you manage to walk him/her everyday while responding to all these questions. Very impressive.

    Ever consider leaving Cougs to deal with the questions on here at times when you wanna do other stuff?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How do you know this isn’t her responding?

  149. slew says:
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    Grilli to the DL with an oblique issue. Closer carousel continues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  150. c0wfunk says:
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    Saw the news.. Melancon over soria or Santos? Both have been a little shaky

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @Grey: about to drop bailey for him. Ugh

  151. Alex says:
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    Eovaldi or Wily P?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

      • Joe G says:
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        @Grey: kyle lohse or eovaldi?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eovaldi

  152. King Andrus says:
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    Nice column, appreciate the insight..

    Standard pitching categories + QS
    Which 3 do u like the best for ROS?

    Salazar, Porcello, Liriano, Fister, Gray, Wheeler, TWalker

    I looked at ROS Player Rater and it had Lincecum, Sabathia, Dickey, ect. all pretty high so I figured ur rankings were at least a little different. Thanks for the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Gray, Liriano, Porcello

  153. Joe G says:
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    Grey should i buy low for homer bailey ? Do you think he will get better in the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I would

  154. SteveNZ says:
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    Pujols.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bam!

  155. Spammer Jay says:
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    drop Bucholtz for Hutcheson or Hammel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch

  156. Scott says:
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    Please rank these guys
    1-Kluber
    2-Masterson
    3-Hutchinson
    4-Chavez
    5- Erlin
    6-Perez
    7-Eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez, Eovaldi, Chavez

    • Fish says:
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      @Scott:

      Masterson, Eovaldi, Kluber, Chavez, Hutchinson, Perez, Erlin

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Scott:

      Eovaldi, Kluber, Masterson, Chavez, Hutchinson, Perez, Erlin

  157. Joebob says:
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    Hey Grey:

    What up wit Homer? Have in my keeper league cheap, stoked when you too showed love for him . He’s sucking the sucky suck this season. Tell me he turns it around. Right? Or wishful thinking?

    Thanks ahead of time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll turn it around hopefully

  158. Joebob says:
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    Ah jeez never saw that comment posted by joe g…till now.

  159. goodfold2 says:
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    chris davis (the good one) may have just got hurt.

    • Kid A says:
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      @goodfold2:

      An oblique, apparently.

  160. Fungazi says:
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    I think Castellanos took offense to your yawning blurb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, literally

  161. Kid A says:
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    Crush down. MEDIC!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh crap

  162. Small hands make my Cishek look bigger says:
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    Mesoraco to the DL with a pulled hamstring. Didn’t look good. Collapsed rounding third, had to hop on one leg to home.

  163. Derrick says:
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    Mesaraco just pulled a hammy. Had to limp in to score a run and went straight to the tunnel.

    Unreal.

    • Derrick says:
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      @Derrick:

      Also need to note on this play that Billy Hamilton got a double on a routine single to CF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  164. Hunter says:
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    Trying to sell Pedroia. I need pitching. Guy offered me Hamels and Lohse. He also has Pineda, Tanaka, and Verlander on his team.

    What would be a fair trade here? Would Pedroia for Verlander be ok?

  165. Kid A says:
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    B-Ryce down too. MEDIC x 3!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: what?

      • Kid A says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Davis, Messy, Harper all dead – Gonna need a bigger ambulance.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I own harper in Writers and Davis in Chamipons…..Daddy’s drinking tonight!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, that sucks… I avoided those two and got hit by Mesoraco, which is minor in the big picture…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: you avoided harper and were really high on him?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  @J-FOH: Just didn’t happen, ended up with Fielder and Jones… Remember I’m also in auction leagues and it doesn’t matter where I rank certain guys there…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I couldn’t find an auction league this year. wait til next year. I was at the end of lots of snake drafts and he came up sometimes.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That would’ve been good value at the end of the 1st round… I probably would’ve had Fielder (which I do), even if Davis fell… It’s why I only have Pujols in one league…

            • Kid A says:
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              @J-FOH:

              Yeah, I’ve got everyone that died tonight somewhere.

              But I’m feeling optimistic!

              Crush won’t need his side riblets to generate power. RIght?

              And Harper has two wrists. He’ll just use the good one. Right?!?

              *Chugs Bottle – Smashes Over Own Head*

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Kid A: I only have cans right now

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Kid A: harper is hurt too?! that’s mesoraco/c.davis/harper in like 25 minutes.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: frazier too apparently.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @goodfold2: yeah, that’s insane. Crush really hurts me. Not that he was playing like a monster anyway… But now this REALLY forces my hand and makes me play Springer everyday, which I’m not happy about.

  166. J-FOH says:
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    My batty call on Aybar might turn into a weekender

    • gareth says:
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      @J-FOH: I picked up joyce the other day and kept hold of him. Hes been great.

  167. Mike says:
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    Would it be within reason to consider Aoki an expendable player for rosterbation/streaming purposes in a 6*6 12 team Yahoo h2h league?

    I have a (paranoid) feeling if I drop him, someone else will snatch him up, for whatever that’s worth.

    • Fish says:
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      @Mike:

      We need to define a “Wandy Line” for batters and name it after an irrelevant hitter from 8 years ago.

      • Fish says:
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        @Fish:

        Got it! The David Eckstein Line™

        (Did you just throw up in your mouth a little bit? David Eckstein mother just did)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold him

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey:

        Hector Rondon (sp?) is the only other guy I’d consider dropping right now, but I’m not sure dropping his to loosen my grip on SV is worth the tradeoff.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d drop Rondon before Aoki

  168. Wilsonian says:
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    Shit, just traded Rizzo for Myers and now Crush goes down.

    • Kid A says:
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      @Wilsonian: hate when that happens. I’m very sympathetic. Grab Singleton and pray to whatever god you believe in for relief.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Kid A: yeah, and I traded Rizzo because Trumbo went down and I didn’t trust playing Springer everyday. The injury bug is strong with this one…

  169. fielder's fatties says:
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    Belt/Altuve for Pujols/Gyorko? I previously liked this idea but Gyorko’s trade value is next to nothing right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols

  170. pierce says:
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    down goes chavez, gave up 4 earned, its in last start in April, great month, is it time to move on? Drop Chavez for Mujia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mejia? Sure

  171. Bostondirtdogs says:
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    12 team league with an already deep pitching staff… Should I use a waiver on Dickey? What to expect?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  172. goodfold2 says:
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    suppose zunino is best for mesoraco replacement in one spot where pierzyn/ruiz/zunino/pinto are all available?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

  173. goodfold2 says:
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    now onto chavez replacement in 12 teamer roto. hutchison/gee/bauer/volquez/kluber, damn a lot of good options here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

    • Fish says:
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      @goodfold2:

      No one picked up Kluber after that gem of his? Are the other 11 members still using Net-Zero dial-up and they haven’t seen his box score???

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Fish: yeah pretty weird, i really had no one to drop, till chavez today. i have eovaldi and pineda too. however somebody did drop desmond and was picked up 7 minutes later by somebody (no waiver time in this league), which i am highly suspicious of.

  174. Ron says:
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    In a 12-team ROTO and I want to make a run on SB at some point.

    Aoki, Gyorko and Laroche are my 3 lowest owned players.

    On the wire are: Revere, B.J, Dyson, De Aza, Gentry, Fowler

    Should I make a move to drop one of my guys for a WW guy? or Hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche for Dyson if you want steals

  175. JoeG414 says:
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    Replacement for Mesoraco, here’s my choices: Zunino. Flowers, Navarro, Salty or W.Castillo?
    13 Team, one Catcher, mixed daily 6×6 roto.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @JoeG414: zunino

      • JoeG414 says:
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        Really. I’m thinking Navarro. But, thanks.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @JoeG414: i’ve seen many (including me) ask these fringy for 12 teamer type catcher questions and Grey won’t say Navarro.

    • Fish says:
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      @JoeG414:

      Yuck. Stream the position.

  176. Mike says:
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    Wheeler or kluber?

    • Fish says:
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      @Mike:

      Kluber

  177. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Shelby delivers another 5.2 IP special. So glad he was going in the top 100 so I could avoid him.

  178. G-Money says:
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    Jed Gyorko Fn sucks. That is all.

    • Shitty Bill Butler says:
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      @G-Money:

      So does Brad F*cking Miller

  179. goodfold2 says:
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    damn, Porcello might get completely screwed by one bad inning (DET’s not even using close to a decent RP since they’re up so much)

  180. ThE sHiT says:
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    Zunino, Pinto, Ruiz, Suzuki, Sal Perez, or Avila to replace Mesoraco?

  181. Nicholas Pieroni says:
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    Grey, Seems that you are very down/wary of Sales elbow. I did some reading and thought things were good to go when he was ready. I traded Cingrani and Sizemore for Sale. Bad trade?

  182. ww says:
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    Pretty deep, competitive league, have solid offensive starters but little depth. Am already stashing Polanco and Baez and would like to add Singleton.

    Have a lot of quality starters, not the big names but I play the matchups with the right arms, so it’s hard to drop an arm but think I need to make the sacrifice to add a potential big bat in Singleton. Of guys I’d consider dropping Smyly (good stuff but seems Tigers are adamant on keeping innings down skipping him when they can, but I like the RP tag for a starter), C.Martinez (if he could get in the rotation he would be nice with the RP tag), Masterson (inconsistent and velocity down).

    Other pitchers are Eovaldi, Teheran, Cashner, Porcello, G.Richards, M.Perez, Gray, Ventura, Tillman, Hutchison, Bradley, Volquez.

    Who would you drop for a Singleton stash?

    • ww says:
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      @ww: After Porcello’s start tonight figuring he might actually be the one to go?

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @ww: porcello allowed 2 hard hits and had 1 walk. they just happened to put their worst pitcher out there to try to get inherited runners guys out due to huge lead, both scored.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ww: I’d lose Smyly

  183. Shitty Bill Butler says:
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    10 team 5×5 roto
    C Perez
    1B Abreu
    2B Pedroia
    3B Longo
    SS Segura
    CI Hosmer
    MI Brad Miller
    OF Choo
    OF Cepedes
    OF Heyward
    OF Melky
    OF Beltran
    UTL Arenado
    Bn: Aoki
    Bn: Matt Adams

    P Cliff Lee
    P Teheran
    P Wacha
    P Eovaldi
    P YordVent
    P Chavez
    P Kluber
    P Martin Perez
    P Hunter
    P Farnsworth
    P Frieri

    A. Do I drop Matt Adams for Mike Napoli?
    B. Do I drop Brad Miler for Neil Walker, Escobar, Semen, Espinosa, scooter or Middle infielder X. Basically if I cut Brad I am going hot schmotato route, advised?
    C. Who do I cut for Melancon? He’s a solid interim closer, and Grilli could be defective or injured for a while later.
    D. Do I lose Frieri for Joe Smith or hold, and anyone I can cut for Smith?

    • Fish says:
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      @Shitty Bill Butler:

      A – No
      B – Walker
      C- (There is a C b/c I don’t have a mustache) – Farnsworth
      D- Drop Frieri

  184. ThE sHiT says:
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    Anybody watching Yordano? How does he look?

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @ThE sHiT: Lots of first pitch strikes, average velocity a touch over 96 (a little late game fade after he reached 100 pitches), 17 swinging strikes. Pretty solid performance.

    • gareth says:
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      @ThE sHiT: he looks like how Danny Salazar should.

  185. Fish says:
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    O.M.G.

    Frieri pitched a clean inning!!!
    Should I pick him back up?!?!

  186. Allan says:
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    Grey Bailey has looked pretty terrible. Would you drop him for Iwakuma coming back?

    • Allan says:
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      @Allan: oh or zack wheeler?

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Allan: Do not drop Bailey. But i am sure there is someone else you can drop for Wheeler.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Allan: yr worst 2 SP are bailey and wheeler?

        • Allan says:
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          @goodfold2: nope sorry. Meant I could drop Bailey to pick up Iwakuma or Wheeler.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Allan: you still should have worse pitchers than bailey for whom to drop for 1 or both of those guys.

  187. E says:
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    Top 3 for roto:
    Porcello
    Gee
    Perez
    Peralta
    Estrada
    Eovaldi
    Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Perez, Porcello, Eovaldi, they’re all coin flips on matchups

  188. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    hey Grey – 20-team h2h league:

    Pitching staff is currently:
    Cingrani
    Archer
    Tillman
    Soria
    Broxton
    Lindstrom
    Henderson
    DL – Cobb

    dropping this shizz out of Erlin right now – who do you like at least until Cobb comes back?
    Beckett, Doubront, Wandy, Robbie Ross, McAllister, Bauer (-tentatively added) or Syndergaard

    and – scooter over schoop?

    chuch!

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Grey: is utley for Morse fair? I’d be giving up chasd & have Pedroia and Bogaerts for 2B/MI with Machado coming back. Desperately need power – you think Morse can keep it up?

        Preach!

        • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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          @SheriffMcRawDawg: or what about Pedroia for Pujols in a 10-keeper league? thaaaanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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            @Grey: so I should pursue sending pedroia for pujols rather than utley for morse in this keeper?

            thanks Grey

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

  189. BigRedLatrine says:
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    Ugh.

    Had Homer, Chavez, and Porcello going tonight. Someone hold me

    • Fenway Fungus says:
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      @BigRedLatrine: me too. Worse razzball pitching night in years?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @BigRedLatrine: that’s worse than my porcello/chavez and kelley (used God knows why down like 11)

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: porcello had much worse games than this last year. chavez is loved more due to his hot stats than actually proclaimed to be good pitcher. bailey is very touted and troublesome.

        • skinny tires says:
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          @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: to topi it off I have Balfour with the 67 ERA.

          17 innings at 9.17 era. Going to take a while to recover.

  190. E says:
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    H2H pts:
    Mejia vs MIA ($15.6)
    or
    Ryu vs COL ($21.1)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Ryu

  191. Picard56 says:
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    This has to be one of the most miserable fantasy seasons to date. Pitchers are dropping like flies. Many superstars are under-performing. Teams are playing musical chairs with closers. I don’t know my left from my right anymore. The team with the lowest batting average wins now?? MAMA MIA!

  192. No Miller High Life! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    If you are out there, would you add Dickerson over Ozuna?

    Thanks much.

  193. JoeG414 says:
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    Wong or Schoop ? As back up for Gyorko.

  194. Jason says:
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    Grey, help me out with this please.

    First, who do you like most as a replacement in 3B for Ryan Zimmeran? Plouffe, Uribe, Schoop or Castellanos.

    Second, I’m being offered Sergio Santos in a minor trade, do you think he can run with the job for the whole season?

    Thanks

    • Jason says:
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      @Jason:

      Forgot to mention, gyorko is my 3B currently. I’m not dropping him, just benching him until he heats up. I’ll probably drop Brad Miller

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Jason: Plouffe…Santos could, yeah

  195. EJ says:
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    14 team ESPN ROTO:
    I watched Dickerson and agree he is a good player….my other outfielders are McCutch, Rios, Beltran, Cruz, Aoki, Yellich….anyone worth dropping to pick up Dickerson? I think Aoki will heat up soon, but he was the only one I thought might be a possible candidate. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EJ: Nope

  196. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    how’re youse guys that dropped hill in 12 teamers and up liking life?

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Crapshoot Kershaw: sorry, that should read 12 teamers and under, as nobody is crazy enough to drop hill in deeper than 12 teams, right?

    • Slappy says:
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      @Crapshoot Kershaw: Depends on who you picked up Jed Lowrie, who Grey has told folks to drop in preference to Hill, well, ole Jed’s been good for 17 R in 22 G, with 2 HR and 10 RBI. Also depends on the other cats, since so far, Lowrie’s ..439 OBP looks good compared with Hill’s sub .300 OBP. And if you’re lucky enough to have Lowrie in a league with both BB and OBP, then so much the better, as he’s hitting ;290, so to get to .439, he’s BB’ing a truckload.

      Now, if you had said, why draft a 1B early, when you can draft Abreu relatively late, then you’d be onto something…

      By the way, I have both Hill and Lowrie on a whole bunch teams. But right now, Hill rides the bench. And that’s even in leagues where I have Lowrie at SS, since Rendon has put up better numbers than Hill so far (15 R, 3 HR and 17 RBI)(it won’t last but take it while you can get it). And don’t get me started on how overrated Segura is…which is the only comment that I will make re the way up the page comment about Segura’s “slow start”. He’s been slow start since since the last three months of last season. Flash in a pan and all that. And I see that he’s now hitting 8th. That Gerk-off fellow may be in the same class.

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Slappy: that is nice that you’re in a 12 teamer or smaller that didn’t have jed lowrie get drafted. i’m not in any of those. I would currently be benching Hill in those leagues (like you are); i meant those who freaked out and str up dropped him.

  197. xtremehulk says:
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    12 team keeper

    Trade my $27 Edwin for his $17 Jose Abreu?

    • GreyisAlright says:
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      @xtremehulk:

      Jose Abreu is looking like Miggy Incarnate right now

  198. Caucasion Sox says:
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    I would receive Jose Abreu and Bonifacio

    I would give Fielder

    5×5 Roto in search of R, SB, and AVG.

    Thank you!

  199. SteveNZ says:
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    I know what SON thinks, but who do you like for some ratio-shaving tomorrow?

    Roark v SD
    Danks v TB
    Santiago @ NYY
    Chen v KC
    Lewis @ SEA
    Maholm v COL
    Lyons v PIT

    Thanks!

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @SteveNZ: Chen probably isn’t playing vs KC. these aren’t good options. maybe Roark? Chen’s probably @ BAL, not the best spot.

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Crapshoot Kershaw: watch something crazy though, like danks or lyons be the best after the fact.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: SON likes Maholm best for WHIP…

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @SteveNZ: go check his walks so far this year and fell comfortable with anybody (or machine) saying that.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Crapshoot Kershaw: I get that none of them are good. I’m just flagging up to Grey what the SON said about Maholm, in case he was leaning that way. Clearly he’s not.

          • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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            @SteveNZ: i get ya, somebody else was on here for Maholm’s last start simply due to SON loving him, just making sure you actually look at his box score info before doing that.

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Crapshoot Kershaw: I started him somewhere his last time out so I know exactly what he’s ‘capable’ of. ;-) I think his SON rating might be skewed by some relief appearances.

            • costaricanchata says:
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              @Crapshoot Kershaw:

              you might have been thinking about
              the wrong chen (above) .

              • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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                @costaricanchata: yr right, that could be chen vs chen!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SteveNZ: Roark, none really

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Started him. Ahead in ERA and WHIP now, tied in Wins. 7-4 up overall…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hoped you had

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: I’ve mentioned this here several times before, but the last time something like this happened in this situation I dropped the guy straight away and he went on to win the Cy Young…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, who was that again? Cliff Lee?

  200. gareth says:
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    Holy crap. Lindstrom just coughs up 2 runs in the ninth and I jokingly say “come on white sox, rally and get a lindstrom win as a consolation. ”

    A happy abreu owner and a sad balfour owner later and lindstrom gets the win! Yay.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @gareth: i only liked the Longo part of this whole thing. don’t have lindstrom nor balfour anywhere this year. I did draft Lindstrom in one league (drafted like the first week of March) and later dropped preseason when it surely didn’t look like he’d be closing.

  201. gareth says:
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    Abreu and pujols making Goldschmidt look like a waste of a 1st rounder right now.

    Just kidding.

    But come on goldy, hit some bombs!

  202. Game of Throws says:
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    Drop Trevor Bauer or Drew Hutchison for Melancon? I only have 40 moves in this league.

      • Game of Throws says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  203. GreyisAlright says:
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    Jose. Abreu.

    Jose.

    Effing.

    Abreu.

  204. gareth says:
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    Could have gone mccutchen bautista pujols instead of goldshmidt kipnis Stanton in my rcl.

    Curse my Indians homerism and perceived lack of depth at second base!

    Ah well, still not a bad 1 2 3 combo.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @gareth: i’d rather have stanton over bautista

  205. goodfold2 says:
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    thank shit i only have cotts still in 20 team league with 7 RP slots.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: good thing my other pitchers this week in this Cotts league are w.peralta/darvish/beckett/m.perez/hammel. still winning era by .6 or so.

  206. Nicholas Pieroni says:
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    One start left for the week friends. Who would you go with?
    Mejia vs Miami
    Liriano vs Stl
    Thanks

    • grif says:
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      Mejia

  207. goodfold2 says:
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    looks like Harper’s thumb isn’t too bad.

  208. gareth says:
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    Breaking news: former major league player frank thomas suffered a mild seizure at 12.25 pm and was rushed to a local hospital. He was in a state of delirium and sources say he was repeatedly muttering to himself “he ain’t no big hurt, he aint no big hurt.”
    He subsequently asked if he could leave immediately after being treated to which the doctor replied “no way jose, we are keeping you in for observation. ” upon hearing this, Thomas felt healthy enough to punch the doctor in the face and break his nose.

  209. Dave F says:
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    Grey,

    What do you think of this trade?

    I traded Cano/Craig/Harang for Utley/Brantley/Scherzer.

      • Dave F says:
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        @Malicious Phenom:

        You really think so? I think Cano will put up good numbers overall, but I don’t think his power numbers are coming around. Utley has always put up solid numbers when healthy, and while I’m sure he will end up on the DL at some point in the season, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to think that the overall gap between the two will be that wide.

        I’ll take Scherzer over Harang by a landslide. Is anyone actually buying that Harang’s start to the season is legit? It’s not like he has been a pretty solid pitcher throughout his entire career only to to finally take a small step up into greatless. He has been hot garbage his entire career. I wouldn’t be surprised if Harang isn’t rostered come the end of the season. Scherzer on the other hand is a legit beast without any question marks (barring injury of course).

        I’d also take Brantley over Craig. Brantley was pretty hyped going into this season. He’s on pace to hit .300 and go 25/25. If he continues to do that, I have a keeper at last round value. Ultimately, I think it’ll be more like 20/20 with a good batting average. That’s still great value, especially on a team that lacks speed (mine). Craig on the other hand, was a guy that this site recommended to stay away from. His power numbers took a big drop last year, and he’s been HORRENDOUS this year. Do I think he’ll be better than he has been? Sure. Do I think we’re looking at a 10-15 home run guy who doesn’t steal bags and whose batting average will not be anywhere near what it was last year? Yes.

        So all in all, I look at this trade and see a dropoff for me at 2B, but a major improvement in both OF and SP. Unless Utley falls off a cliff due to injury (very possible), I think this trade will work out pretty well for me.

  210. anchovies says:
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    a. escobar or danny espo ros. i basically have an open roster slot either way–just wondering who you’d favor in a 12 team h2h league that counts r, h, hr, avg, ops and rbi.

    looking to shore up the weak mi. keep ass-drible cabrera?

    either way…been looking to snatch a hot bat at 2nd or short and i can pick up one of the two.

    thanks!

  211. dino says:
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    whould you drop big bro howard for singleton? 12 team non keeper

      • dino says:
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        yea i figured its a wash thanks for the advice

  212. SteveNZ says:
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    Kuroda, Fields and Porcello in Original Recipe RCL.

    Just the 5 points lost in ERA today.

  213. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    Bailey owners beware, 2 years ago Scherzer had a very similar April, after around 4-5 starts he was dropped in my 18 teamer, where i quickly picked him up. Since that time he’s been Max Scherzer. Not saying Bailey will be that good, but remember what you thought of him a month ago.

  214. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    and Hawkins is back.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: don’t you have Hawkins in a lot of spots since he was so cheap. i do in 2 spots.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wish, he had an expensive handcuff, so I didn’t get him… I did have Frieri and Nate Jones, yay

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: yeah, his handcuff cost more than him in a lot of spots, esp the closer draft got to the season.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Exactly

  215. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    i saw queens in st pete this year they were incredible, one of my favorite concerts. some dude jumped up on stage and tried to hug homme, didnt end well for him. whats your favorite album?

    • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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      @Tony Cingrani’s Ego: do you think gregory polanco is a better stash than singleton? is polanco like a mccutchen?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Singleton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice… Songs for the Deaf…You?

      • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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        @Grey: same but era vulgaris is right there, im designer and misfit love own.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed

  216. coachgonzo says:
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    My night summed up. I sold on E5 and got Chris Davis! Like a kick in the $@#k! Well at least im inspired to do ab exercises now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  217. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    latos or d.holland as DL stash at this point. Latos is getting dropped in quite a few spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: that “no date scheduled for an actual return” sounds kind of scary.

  218. Booty says:
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    Morse, Rajai, Neil Walker, Springer, or Ozuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  219. fausto says:
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    Pinto or gattis to replace mesoraco? K’s are -1pt. Already getting -3 days from starling marKe…
    Also morneau or lessneau? Or only in coloradeau? Have napoli/votto at 1b/util. He would be my other uti…other options are belt or boni or leonys. SB would be coming from marte/gordon. H2H POINTS Picks lock weekly pit only has 5gms this week
    . -xoxo
    Fasteau

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis…Belt…

  220. SteveNZ says:
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    Hmmmm. Just been offered C Davis for Pujols in the ol’ H2H (12 teams, OBP as well as AVG).

    At first I thought, that’s ridiculous, he’s hurt. Now I’m not so sure. What do you think? If Davis was healthy, would you do it?

    Current starting hitters:

    C Santana/Mesoraco
    1B Votto
    2B Bonifacio (drafted Gyorko)
    3B Arenado (drafted R-Zimm)
    SS Al-Ram
    LF J-Up
    CF Heyward
    RF Stanton
    Util Pujols

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t get caught up in trading for a guy that just got injured…

  221. lord alw says:
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    I picked up SIngleton (todays buy) and have Adrian Gonzalez (last weeks sell) I’m looking at potential trades. Is this good razzballing?Or do I also need to grow a mustache?

    Also is Bumgarner fair value for Adrian?
    I would still have Singleton Rizzo Miggy and Arenado to cover UTIL 1B and 3b

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grow one! I’d take BUm for A-Gon…

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @lord alw:

      a-gon is too much .
      offer rizzo , instead .

      and , yes ,
      i go to the bother of typing this ,
      knowing full-well that Grey will tell you otherwise ,
      but he’s wrong about rizzo being better than a-gon , this year .

      • lord alw says:
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        @costaricanchata @grey:thanks I doubt I’ll get Bum for Rizzo. Im on a points league where we start only 5 Ps doesnt matter i SP or RP
        Would you do Gonzo and Lynn for Strasburg?

  222. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey,
    (1) Votto + Harper or Goldy + J-Fer,
    (2) Votto + Harper or Goldy + Choo

    which side? Thoughts appreciated.

    • Wilson says:
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      PS. For (2) , depends on when Choo is healthy. Need more R …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto in both

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, Am Votto owner but want Goldy.

        If Votto + Harper for Goldy + Bautista?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Goldy side

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Wilson:

      you do recognize that choo is almost
      platoon-able vs lefty pitchers , don’t you ?

      • Wilson says:
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        @costaricanchata: Actually, I need both R and K… so trying to trade for players who can give them to me. Anyway, sounds like my Votto and Harper are better. Cancel these proposals now.

  223. CJ says:
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    Hey Grey-
    Going forward in a H2H league…Who do you like better Scooter or Neil Walker for 2nd basemen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  224. danny almonte says:
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    Rank em?
    CJ Wilson, Garza, Kazmir

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kazmir, Wilson

  225. Ben. says:
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    Homer Bailey or Matt Carpenter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

  226. Max says:
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    I just offerred Edwin for Abreu. Bobby that is. No not really. Did I overcompensate for Jose Abreu’s start and offer too much? Or is Edwin not even enough in your opinion. Thanks Grey.

    • Max says:
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      @Max: If I get rejected, I was going to turn around and offer Edwin for Pujols. Who do you like better for the rest of the season. Pujols or Jose Abreu? Thanks Grey.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Pujols

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think it’s fair, I’d probably take Abreu at this point

  227. Eddie the Mush says:
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    I need to make some pitching decisions for the remainder of the season…Would you rather have J. Weaver, L. Lynn, or C. Tillman ROS? I can only keep one .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tillman

  228. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    2 questions:

    My Kemp for his Wil Myers. I’m assuming you like the Myers side?

    Also, thanks to 2 keepers, a solid draft, a few waiver grabs and a trade my starting staff is about as good as I could wish. Who’s the low man on the totem pole? Need to make space when Iwakuma is activated.

    Darvish
    J Fernandez
    Bailey
    Iwakuma
    Ventura
    Fister
    Wheeler
    Eovaldi
    Estrada
    Bauer

    Thanks, as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Myers, Bauer

  229. Whipped says:
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    Someone dropped Papelbon. Who do I drop to pick him up?

    Balfour
    Soria
    Santos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santos

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Whipped:

      dropped papelbon ?
      seems odd .

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @costaricanchata: i’m in a 12 teamer where some drip dropped Soria like 10 days ago. now due to already having Melancon i only have clippard for holds and 5 closers. trying to trade hawkins.

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @goodfold2:

          i’m having trouble differentiating between
          commenters who are playing in public leagues ,
          where owners either don’t know what they’re doing
          or don’t give a shizz ,
          or ,
          rcl’s , where some owners are employing off-beat strategies .

          in either case , papelbon and soria , one would think ,
          should have some trade value , at least , and not be
          out-right dropped .

  230. Battle of the Sleepers says:
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    I have Longo as my primary 3b; what’s your thoughts on giving Wright for Ellsbury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  231. Matt B says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In a 10-team 6×6 (OPS and Complete Games) and was offered:

    Puig, Brandon Phillips, Rafael Soriano for my Hunter Pence, Brandon Belt, Gerrit Cole

    At first glance it looks bad for me, but check out my roster below. Basically what I’m asking is do you think Puig is that much better than Pence? Belt is riding pine b/c I have Fielder and Encarnacion, so I’d like to sell high. I’m wary of giving up Cole but feel I can counter with another arm if need be. Need a CL, although Jim Johnson is on WW.

    Thoughts? Thanks in advance, sir.

    C – Wilin Rosario
    1B – Edwin Encarnacion
    2B – Matt Carpenter
    3B – Carlos Santana
    SS – Hanley Ramirez
    MIF – Starlin Castro
    CIF – Prince Fielder
    OF – Hunter Pence
    OF – Carlos Gomez
    OF – Allen Craig
    UTIL – David Ortiz
    Bench – Brandon Belt
    Bench – Shane Victorino

    P – Johnny Cueto
    P – Jordan Zimmermann
    P – James Shields
    SP – Cliff Lee
    SP – Gerrit Cole
    SP – Tim Hudson
    RP – LaTroy Hawkins
    RP – Matt Lindstrom
    RP – Joe Smith (just dropped Frieri)
    Bench – Jon Lester
    Bench – Justin Masterson
    Bench – Edinson Volquez
    DL – Taijuan Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Puig is better than Pence

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey:Blasphemy that has yet to be proven.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  232. P-bird says:
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    Trade E5 for Justin Upton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  233. P-bird says:
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    In a 5 keeper league would you drop Buxton for singleton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  234. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey,
    If let you rank again now, Abreu over Hosmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. If you list ranking now, where is Abreu in (1) 1B (2) overall players now? Thoughts appreciated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe top 5

  235. J at one says:
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    Trade lucroy for Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carlos

  236. Judd says:
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    Would you trade Prado for Anthony Rendon? I get Rendon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  237. Steve Stevenson says:
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    In a tight battle in 6×6 (OPS & QS) H2H league. My opponent had a huge starts advantage on me this week and still has 4 guys going tomorrow (2 against each other), while I only have Koehler @ NYM tomorrow, BUT he only has a 1 W advantage. So I have 1 move left this week and want to use it on a SP, hoping to salvage a tie in W. I’m ahead in both ratio cats but should be fine there as long as I avoid a blowup, and have no shot in K or QS. So looking for a W without a ratio blowup. Options are:

    Lyons today v PIT (Liriano), SON 5.9
    W. Chen today v KC (Guthrie), 4.9
    Santiago today @ NYY (Nuno), 4.4
    Milone tomorrow @ HOU (McHugh), 7.2
    McHugh tomorrow v OAK (Milone), -5.8

    SON gives Milone, Santiago and Chen the best chance at a W.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone…They’re not good

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Grey: I know, but with H2H good enough’ll do.

  238. Riv says:
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    Jeopardy and Razzball align on april 25th, the question to the answer: who is Jon Singleton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  239. Eddy says:
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    As a Bryce Harper owner, I’ve come to the sad realization that he’s just Tulowitzki without the SS tag.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  240. Nucking Futz says:
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    Grey – I need to add C2 and want to pickup Ruiz but need to drop one from my roster> Who? Appreciate your help:

    C – weiters
    1B – Hosmer
    2B – Kipnis
    3B – Lawrie
    SS – Villar
    MI – Utley
    CI – Belt
    OF – Ozuna
    OF – Zobrist
    OF- CarGo
    OF- Revere (SAGNOF)
    OF – J. Upton
    U – Morneau

    S Castro
    P Sandoval
    Butler
    J. Hamilton (DL)

    SP Archer
    SP Bumgardner
    SP Chavez
    SP F. Hernandez
    SP Peralta
    SP Skaggs
    SP Haren
    RP Holland
    RP Santos

    Kershaw (DL)
    Cobb (DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Butler

  241. Knighttown says:
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    With Mesoroco out I’ve got some tough choices to make in my 11 team daily league. One bench slot tied up with DLed players (Profar, Zimmerman, Cobb). Also using 7 starting pitchers; Teheran, Yordano, Liriano, Masterson, Eovoldi, Mejia and Kuroda (regulars) and a nice looking stream in Gee vs Marlins.

    To fill Mesoracos spot I could:
    – drop him for Zunino
    – scrap the spot start of Gee
    – leave Catcher empty for a day and then drop Gee
    – drop a regular SP like Kuroda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1st option…. Zunino

  242. SMLV1 says:
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    Drop anyone for Melancon?

    Molina
    Goldy
    Dozier
    Wright
    Simmons
    Stanton
    Rios
    Holliday
    Rizzo
    Springer
    Andrus
    Phillips
    Choo

    Santana
    Shields
    Rosenthal
    Papelbon
    Tom Hunter
    Chavez
    Porcello
    Wheeler
    Perez
    Eovaldi
    DL – Fister

    12 team h2h standard league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Impossible to say…

      • SMLV1 says:
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        @Grey: I’ll just hold then. Been doing good on saves, just a Melancon fan.

  243. SMLV1 says:
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    Hitter-Tron is telling me to start Dozier vs. A. Sanchez over Phillips vs. D. Hale do you agree?

    Also says Simmons vs. Leake over Andrus vs. F. Hernandez agree?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @SMLV1:

      hardly anyone in that rangers’ line-up
      has had success vs felix .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on Dozier and don’t agree on Andrus…

  244. jake says:
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    will Cain turn things around? him and homer both have looked pretty bad in the early going. keyword early.

    that being said, rizz0 and cain for hosmer. pull the trigger on the rizzo side right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo side

  245. Flunkie says:
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    E5 for Puig even? How far down your list would you go, you think?

    • Flunkie says:
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      @Flunkie: Oh boy, I just got offered Cargo for Abreu and Dee Gordon in a keep-your-top-6-guys keeper. Thoughts on that too?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Cargo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Puig

  246. sul says:
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    My bruce for puig in a 10 team, H2H league, gotta pull the trigger, right?

  247. Andrew says:
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    Would you stream in a 12 teamer:

    Guthrie at Baltimore
    Slowey at Mets
    Arroyo home vs. Phillies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  248. Looking for pitching says:
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    Gray, I’m in a weekly league with 1 add/drop per week (except DL). 5×5 with 12 teams. My pitching is Bailey, Chavez, Shields, Cingrani, and Alex Wood. Available on the wire this week are: Eovaldi, Porcello, Kennedy, Masterson, Hutchinson, Skaggs, Niese. In short, a lot of alternatives. I thought I had a decent staff, but…. Would you make a change or sit tight with this staff?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at the best SP matchups and switch that guy out with Chavez

  249. Moscowitz says:
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    wow…morrow is walking the entire ballpark

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Moscowitz: 8 Walks in 2.2 Innings!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s crazy, right?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: check the anabell replacement, as many walks as outs right now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  250. Shitty Billy Butler says:
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    10 team 5×5:

    1. Mike Napoli or Matt Adams?

    2. Neil Walker, Escobar, Semen, Espinosa, Scooter or Brad Miller?

    3. Should I drop Martin Perez, Jesse Chavez, Farnsworth, Frieri or Aoki for Melancon?

    4. Should I drop Perez, Chavez, Farnsworth, Frieri, or Aoki for Joe Smith?

    My closers are Farns, Hunter, and Dumpster Frieri

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Napoli 2. Walker 3. Chavez 4. Hold

  251. Martin says:
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    @grey- 12-team mixed league. I have cobb, chapman, zimm, and calhoun on the DL. For some reason I havn’t dropped Calhoun yet. Should i get rid of him and pick up polanco instead? Or perhaps should I drop Calhoun and pick up whoever’s hot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Martin says:
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        @Grey: When do you think Polanco might get the call?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          June

  252. Booty says:
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    farnsworth, lindstrom, gregerson, or brothers to pick up at RP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindstrom

  253. Flunkie says:
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    It’s hard to say goodbye to Abreu as that’s the only share of him I had… but it’s nicer to say hello to Cargo in a keeper.

  254. mike says:
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    Hellickson worth using my #3 waiver in a 10 team dynasty with deep benches?

  255. crock says:
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    which side of these two

    1. Rios or Myers/Brantley

    2. Werth or Brantley/Broxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers… Werth

  256. Swfcdan says:
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    Got a big offer in (well fairly big):

    I get J Upton ($32, 1 year rental)
    I give Segura ($6 obviously keepable)

    I love the fact id be getting a power outfielder which is just what I need. I’m not totally sold on Segura long-term, even though he’s cheap right now. Should be a decent keeper but is he really going to blossom into a stud? Plus its an OBP league which hurts him, oh yeah and I have Lowrie to replace him.

    I think I need to go for it and do it. Thoughts?

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: And to clarify Segura’s keeper value i’d probably sign him for 2 years ($12) or 3 years ($14) if I don’t deal him. But getting Upton would be mighty useful…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  257. goodfold2 says:
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    this frieri situation doesn’t quite have the same level of deep shit benching to it as some others. yesterday he was used when down a lot, today when down 1 (which isn’t low leverage).so it appears sociapath is A. trying to see if he gets his stuff back as quickly as possible, AND B. ruin his arm. he’s probably back in the saddle sooner than a lot of other demoted closers though, as long as he keeps having good innings, and at this rate that’ll be like 5 a week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah could be

  258. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    weakest link in 12 team roto with these weird stats: double plays/net steals/ XBH/ OPS
    solarte/castellanos/callaspo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Callaspo

  259. Whipped says:
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    Best minor leaguer to stash? Best bat? Best arm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton, Bradley

  260. costaricanchata says:
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    liriano …. what the heck ??

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @costaricanchata: that better be a stomach ache. i’m watching it, they said he looked sick. maybe it’s an oblique. that’d be great, literally my top 3 SP in every league (or 2 in each) in cobb/liriano/annabell all messed up at same time.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: this definitely doesn’t help me in any of my roto leagues, where i’m 10-15th in each one.

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: he also looked just fine in the first 2 innings. then came into 3rd and threw 7 str balls, but they weren’t wild.

  261. Eddy says:
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    I don’t recall ever being decimated by injuries with pitching.

    Cobb, Sale, Liriano.

    My Fab 5 is now:

    Sonny Gray
    Drew Hutchison
    Jesse Chavez
    Rick Porcello
    Hiroki Kuroda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  262. Plus Size Model says:
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    My Giancarlo and Myers for her Cano and Eaton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  263. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    good news everybody, LIRIANO only had dizzy/flu symptoms.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now:

        hopefully , he just has a stomach ache from eating one
        of those permanti brothers’ sandwiches .
        pittsburgh-ers love those things ,
        but they’re pretty disgusting .

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @costaricanchata: what are they?

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: i saw them, looks better if it was sauerkraut instead of coleslaw, unless it’s non/mayonnaise based coleslaw (which i’m ok with)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  264. SteveNZ says:
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    You’d think that if the A’s get a save pop, one of Johnson or Gregerson should be the guy, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  265. Andrew says:
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    Need to drop 1…
    Marcel Ozuna or Solarate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solarte

  266. Pb&j with a baseball bat says:
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    Cishek, melancon, or Balfour for heyward? Or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melancon

      • Pb&j with a baseball bat says:
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        @Grey: thx grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          NP

  267. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    in 10 teamer with 10 man benches, now that annabell and mesoraco went DL, and i already have Cobb/Walker on DL (only 2 DL spots), i’ll be dropping Miller for a catcher, but is walker droppable if these guys are already streamable? gee/volquez/lohse/mejia/hammel/richards/koehler/beckett/miley/kuechel/bauer/santiago?

    I already was gonna turn miller into scooter as gyorko insurance (and start him over gyorko for now), but now that idea is out the window and will have to keep starting gyorko. only other way out of that is to drop one of crisp/springer/arenado/EYJ, which i don’t want to do.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: 2nd question. or i could just drop mesoraco for 1 of pierzyn/zunino/pinto/ruiz/navarro. but mesoraco was so much better (less then 40 at bats sample) i’m loath to drop him. this doesn’t negate the possible dropping of Walker, since i do have room on this kind of team to either keep DL guys (if valueable enough) or not, with the 10 bench spots.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Drop Walker, he’s not coming back for at least 6 weeks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: good work, great show Grey.

  268. costaricanchata says:
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    segura injured ?

    • slew says:
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      @costaricanchataYikes! : WGN showed him being carried out of the dugout.

      • slew says:
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        @slew: head injury

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @costaricanchata: looks like, probably hit on the hand since it was during his at bat.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He was hit in the head by Braun’s bat? Oh geez…

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: so it wasn’t even an in game injury? i mean game related.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He was swinging it in the dugout, I think…

              • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                @Grey: how can anyone be this stupid? (from both their perspectives)

                • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                  @Hondo: he didn’t look good being walked off. probably best case situation concussion.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  So bad

  269. Atlcubbies says:
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    Couple questions 16 team h2h traditional 5×5

    1 trade minor for Beltran or Cruz
    Or
    Minor for archer and swisher

    2 drop one of the following to pick up singleton

    Castelonous
    Middle brooks
    Teixera
    Adams

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltran… Tex

  270. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    which of these if segura’s out both OPS leagues
    1. bianchi/romine/florimon/mercer/goins/tajada
    2. crawford/aybar/romine/amarista/miller/hechavarria

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romine…Aybar

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: was able to pick up bianchi in 30 man league, for j.wilson off days. or a.escobar.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Alcides

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: no i already have escobar and j.wilson, i grabbed bianchi since wilson doesn’t play every day and i have space, also owning boesch/nady (dropped nady) as legares is out. sorry, that did read like a question. was just looking at bright side. early talk on MIL-CUBS game think’s it’s an eye gash, and not a bone thing, yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, geez… Dah!

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: that’s a LOT better than i was expecting. probably only black eye/possible concussion. hopefully not worst case scenario orbital bone fracture miss at least 2 months. that was an arm stretching swing, not full on swing.

  271. Wake Up says:
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    just when you think you can’t hate Braun any more…he goes and proves you wrong…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

  272. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    Springer just got either his 1st or 2nd extra base hit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  273. goodfold2 says:
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    damn, Mejia was so good after 5 innings.

  274. mike says:
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    grey … pence and tex sp perez for Bryce and masterson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper side

      • mike says:
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        @Grey: cool im trying to figure trades where I can take advantage of perez hot start.

  275. needadamcatcher says:
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    grey,
    my Mesoraco just went on the DL
    I got Castro (5 games) and Pinto (6 games) on the waiver wire
    Who should I pick up?
    I’m really digging Pinto’s 16 walks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pinto

      • needadamcatcher says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  276. SteveNZ says:
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    Jesus, Doolittle is just terrible right now. Surely can’t be part of the three-headed closing monster for too much longer…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: gregerson hasn’t been good either. JJ should have this back again soon.

  277. Wilsonian says:
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    What the hell happened to Hanley now?!?!?!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: Something with his thumb…took him out of the game. Damn. Just lost Trumbo, Davis, and now Hanley. I won’t have a f***ing team left!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I hear ya

  278. goodfold2 says:
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    next week starts which are best 5? it can be 2 in same day.
    28th
    Miley vs COL
    29th
    Lohse @STL
    1st
    beckett @MIN
    2nd
    Santiago vs TEX
    Mcallister vs WSOX
    Maurer @HOU
    3rd
    Richards vs TEX
    Koehler vs LAD
    Kuechel vs SEA
    McCarthy vs SD
    4th
    Ross vs ARI
    Volquez vs TOR
    Hammel vs STL
    Miley @ SD
    might be a pickup Miley late Sunday night and keep for week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckett, Miley, Lohse, Koehler, Santiago

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: coming around a bit on beckett after he actually went deep into a game i see. i already have him in a couple of very deep spots. all early in week too (except for Miley part 2)

  279. Hondo says:
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    Tom ?@Haudricourt 13m

    No concussion or fracture for Segura. But plastic surgery.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That doesn’t sound terrible

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: certainly best case scenario, unless they have to wait for swelling to go down both before and after the surgery, in which case it could take longer than a week.

  280. Wilsonian says:
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    Aybar, Alcides, JRoll, Simmons, Assdribbal for a Hanley replacement?

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

  281. JoeG414 says:
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    Need to cut either Holland or Paxton from my DL spot, which one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paxton

  282. JoeG414 says:
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    Is either Kuroda or Buchholz worth a pickup in a 13 team mixed daily 6×6 roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kuroda

  283. hankg says:
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    Looking for replacement while Davis is injured. Options include LaRoche, Morse, Middlebrooks, V. Martinez, Arenado and Gyorko (I can fill-in at 3B as I have Miggy to play either 1b or 3b). Thanks for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  284. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    wow, maholm may be ownable again in NL only league. (i’m pretty sure this is gonna happen at least 5 more times this year, pick him up, hate life, drop, see another good start,repeat, never getting a start this good)

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: oh yeah, i forgot the bigger reason he has little value, kershaw! it’s funny and easy to forget about that guy since i own him nowhere and never.

  285. E says:
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    Verlander for Stanton?
    Roto 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @E: you’re getting Mike? fuck yes gimme gimme

  286. costaricanchata says:
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    well , it’s been some time since anyone posted .
    assume you , all , need your beauty sleep .

    a couple of late-night thoughts :

    3) watched the segura “incident” .
    looks like braun was swinging a weighted bat .

    c) brian wilson on the mound .
    blackmon at the plate .
    morneau in the on-deck circle .
    9th inning .
    vin scully explains that drew stubbs is in the “hold”
    and how it is an old-timey nautical reference .
    stubbs is NOT in the “hole” , scully explains .
    that is simply incorrect terminology .

    YET , i’m paying mlbtv.com big bucks , every year ,
    and their pop-up player tracker always says that so and so is in the “hole” .
    so , what i’m thinking is that vin scully
    and not joe torre
    should be the next commissioner of baseball !!
    let’s restore truth and integrity to the national pastime !!!
    cust kayin’ .

    • Grey

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      I like that idea!

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Grey: @costaricanchata: totally and why is the average life of a baseball in a game only like 4 pitches? WTF gimme some scuff on my balls dammit.

  287. aj says:
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    Drop asdrubal for scooter? Need help in all areas 5×5 roto 12 teams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  288. Fungazi says:
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    Preseason Fungazi, ‘My SP is gonna wreck my league – Cobb, Sanchez, Bailey, Salazar’

    Late April Fungazi, ‘Fu$&’

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Fungazi: by pitchers pairing post you did very well to have salazar as your 4th, and bailey as your 3rd was even stronger.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @goodfold2: True, but can’t say it’s much good now. I’m always up for a challenge though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  289. tony says:
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    h