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“All this time, I had a dead possum on my head and I didn’t even realize it.”  That was overheard recently by Selig.  There should be a rule that anyone that can’t make the determination that their toupee is obvious to everyone should not be in any high-powered position.  Rule number two:  They should be able to hear.  Or maybe he’s saying to an off-camera female reporter, “Where can I get one earring like that for this ear?”  But since Selig can’t figure out the most-basic concepts, I’m going to break it down to him real simple as I did on yesterday’s Razzball TV on the Radio.  How do people get excited about a particular day if no one knows when the hell that day is?  Super Two status day is, um, well, no one has any idea!  It changes for every player.  A team could think they’re delaying it now and in two years realize they haven’t delayed it.  Major League Baseball should say all rookies keep the extra year of eligibility if they stay down until May 31st.  So this way everyone can focus on June 1st as the big day.  Or make it June 5th.  I don’t care, just make it one day so fans can get excited about a specific day.  Like how there is a trading deadline.  Any the hoo!  For  Jon Singleton, it’s irrelevant because the Astros gave him a contract and he will now be their starting 1st baseman.  I already gave you my Singleton fantasy, it went like this, “Singleton was suspended for 50 games last year for smoking marijuana.  Singleton wasn’t even tested until he kept forgetting the pitch count and called time out to grab some nachos.  After his suspension, Singleton said, “I made an error in judgement.  I should’ve cleansed by downing a 3-liter jug of cranberry juice rather than Nature’s Way Detox Tea.  Damn you, Tommy Chong, for endorsing that inferior product!”  Any self-respecting marijuana smoker will tell you that players aren’t suspended for DUIs but marijuana gets them…  Then they trail off and their argument becomes less coherent and they’ll ask if they can borrow your Snuggie so they can take a nap.  We should throw out his 2013 season.  Who knows how long it took for him to return to form after his suspension.  He’s still a prospect and only 22 years old.  In 2012, Singleton hit 21 homers with 7 steals and a .284 average in 131 games.  That’s more like what his minor league season should look like, and he does have 30-homer power, but won’t hit for a huge average.  He strikes out too much.  Singleton reminds me a lot of fellow Astro, Chris Carter.  See, the truth is out there.  Maybe Chris Carter and Jon Singleton can get together and make an X-Filez movie.  Last year, Carter hit 29 homers and .223 with an insanely terrible 36.2% strikeout percentage.  Singleton could do the same.  More than likely, he won’t be quite that bad for average.  Singleton could hit for the same amount of power and hit for a .260 average.  Singleton will give you a line of 32/14/39/.258/4 and be up in June.”  And that’s me quoting me!  I’d grab him in every league for the chance for some sweet, sweet upside, and have already.  Here’s hoping he can fill my giant gaping, Fielder-sized hole at 1st base.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Juan Lagares – Hit the DL with a strained intercostal.  No fear, Mets fans, you still got Bobby Abreu!

Bartolo Colon – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Oh, forget Bobby Abreu, you got Bartolo Colon.  Times are good!  Shake up a bottle of Cold Duck and spray it in your face.

Wilmer Flores – 2-for-5, 6 RBIs and his 1st homer.  I grabbed him in one NL-Only league when he was called up, because I think his bat could play in the majors right now.  So, of course, the Mets suddenly find newfound love for Ruben Tejada and have been benching Flores. The Mets don’t know what they have with Tejada?  Sometimes I feel like the Mets management does decisions based on trying to get fired.  Way to stunt a prospect’s growth!  Effin’ schmohawks.

Cliff Lee – Hopes to throw this week.  He better, don’t leave me dangling, Adverb.

Ben Revere – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting near-.300 in the last week with three steals.  Revere’s screaming, “The SAGNOF is coming, the SAGNOF is coming.”

Wil Myers – Will see a wrist specialist today.  Afterwards, the Rays will tell us if we’ll be sad-happy that he’s not returning or happy-sad that he is returning.

Alex Cobb – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  If this wasn’t a short schedule day, I wouldn’t even mention this start.  Six innings, five Ks and three earned is about as whatevs as you get.  And that’s how you talk about a start by saying you wouldn’t talk about it!

Kevin Gregg – The Marlins signed him.  Hospitals are saying they plan to show at-bats between Kevin Gregg and Bobby Abreu to help ease coma patients back so they think they’ve only been asleep for a few minutes rather than years.

Randy Wolf – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Rays.  Like chicken tikka masala in London, the takeaway from this game is you can start anyone vs. the Rays right now and you’re prolly in good shape.

Shelby Miller – 7 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.06. His K-rate is 6.3 and his walk rate is 4.3.  I told you not to draft him in the preseason.  Now I’m telling you that you should think about dropping him.  Want further proof?  He gave up a homer to the Royals.

Yordano Ventura – Should be able to start on Thursday.  Please, FBO, let him be healthy.  Fantasy Baseball Overlord, “What will you do for me?  Will you like my snarky comment on Facebook?”

Alex Gordon – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  Must’ve paid for the Royals to hire Steve Balboni to come in and give the players some ‘long ball tips.’  *checking notes*  Oh, that wasn’t Balboni, Billy Butler ate a rabbit and it’s tail was sticking out of his mouth, appearing to be a mustache.

Salvador Perez – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .265 on the year.  Before he was Sitting Shiva Perez, I did have some cuddle, nookie-nookie love for Perez.  Still think he can be a top five catcher.

Danny Duffy – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks.  That would’ve been a nice stream, then I could’ve walked around my place singing, “I rock rough and tough with my Danny Duff.”  Ted and I would’ve liked that.  Ted’s my dog.  He likes when I act a fool.  Duffy has a 3.05 ERA, which is great, terrific, adjective, but his peripherals are a nightmare and I wouldn’t touch him.

Shane Victorino – Won’t return from the DL when eligible.  I almost wrote his name as Shave Nictorino, which sounds like a comic book villain’s alias.  “Careful, Peter Parker, I don’t trust that Shave Nictorino.”

Xander Bogaerts – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Uh-oh, he just bumped his homer pace on the year from 9.7 to 10.2.

John Lackey – 8 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, raising his ERA to 3.28.  When you raise your ERA with a 8 IP, 3 ER game in June you get props.  Assuming people still give props.  Are props done?  Who got the props?  Black Moon?

Justin Masterson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks vs. the Red Sox.  So, you’re telling me it was a bad day to stream Brock Holt, A.J. Pierzynski, Jackie Bradley Jr., Grady Sizemore and Jonny Gomes?  Thank you, hindsight, for making me feel crappy.  Masterson has now thrown a gem, a rain shortened game and a 5 IP, 5 ER game in his last three.  In other words, no one has any idea what he’s going to do next.  Well, I’m sure the Stream-o-Nator will have some choice words for his next start in Arlington.

Michael Bourn – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th steal.  Doode got old fast.  Five steals?  Grady Sizemore has five steals.  P to the fft!

Cody Allen – 1 IP, 0 ER and his third straight save.  He’s the unofficial official closer.  Wouldn’t be surprised he stays like that for a while, just so the Indians can go to arbitration and be like, “Closer?  Nah!  We were in a committee like paprika in jerk seasoning.”

Joe Mauer – 3-for-5, 1 run.  This game alone was worth a first round pick.

Brian Dozier – 2-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .235.  Funny how the people in April who were like, “Dozier is going to go 40/40 this year” have evaporated. Maybe they teleported back to April.

Josh Willingham – 2-for-2, 1 RBI, hitting .310 on the year.  That won’t continue over the long-term, but in the mean’s time, he does have three homers in the last week, and that isn’t an aberration.

Aramis Ramirez – Hopes to return on Wednesday.  Aramis stinks!  The cologne.  The player is okay.

Mark Reynolds – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  I should’ve just drafted him in the first round instead of Prince Fielder.  Would’ve saved me a whole lot of ulcer.

Khris Davis – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Kheep the dream alive!

Jonathon Lucroy – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Burp.  He is hitting .325 though, and that’s less gaseous.

Ryan Zimmerman – Expected back today.  That makes yesterday Christmas Eve and today you open the package that has been sitting under the DL slot for six weeks that turns out to be feety pajamas.

Chone Figgins – 1-for-4.  Uh-oh.  Dee Gordon is slumping and now the Dodgers are playing Figgy at 2nd base.  That’s a, how do I say, not so good.  Mike (Schmidt, I believe) just went over Gordon in his SAGNOF post, but he’s a bit more optimistic than I would be.

Clayton Kershaw – 8 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks with his ERA down to 3.32.  Not bad…for Mark Buehrle!  Snap in the inverted W formation.

Jose Quintana – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  A deceptively good start that wasn’t because he gave up five unearned runs.  Total box scare there.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Welcome back, The Grande Dolor!  In related news, Frank Thomas was at the Vatican this past weekend praying to Jesus himself for Abreu to have a setback.  No such luck, but it was the Vatican $5 Car Wash and Jesus is pronounced Hayzeus.

Jordy Mercer – 4-for-4, 4 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Jordy should be named Lawrence cause he hit that one all the way to Mercer County.  Right, Jerseyans?!  Hey, why did auto correct wanna make that ‘jerks land?’  Not cool!

Josh Harrison – 3-for-6, 1 run, 1 RBI and he’s been scolding hot.  Too bad you can’t stop the Polanco Shuffle!  Which is like the Truffle Shuffle but with more Latin flavor.

Andrew Cashner – Could return from the DL this weekend against the Nationals.  I’m assuming they’re giving him a plus one for his beard, as well.

Kyle Seager – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Whoa…Whoa…Whoa…  Hold on a second.  I don’t own Seager, so I’ve been prejudiced by comments here.  Why are there so many people commenting like they are annoyed with Seager?  He’s hitting .272, which would be his career high so I know that’s not the reason.  He’s on pace for 25 homers, which would be a career high, so that can’t be the reason.  I’m no doctor, but I just diagnosed some of y’all with ADHD.

Felix Hernandez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. the born-in-1927 Yankees.  After the game, Hernandez was a gentlemen to stay late and sign autographs in the parking lot.  Brian Cashman, disguised as a teenager, complete with zit cream dabbed on his face, snuck a contract in for Hernandez to autograph.  F-Her will now be a Yankee for his age 38 season.  “In 2027, you will be ours!!!”  That was Cashman maniacally screaming at the moon.

Michael Saunders – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  He’s now hitting over-.350 in the last week with two homers in the last four games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Carlos Beltran – His elbow felt good after an extended spring training game and says he can return this week.  On a more serious note, who goes to see extended spring training?  Is it all elderly people like who goes to see a movie in a second-run theater?

Mark Teixeira – Could return today.  Weird, no balloons fell from my ceiling when I wrote that.

David Phelps – 6 IP, 6 ER.  Whew, I was so close to streaming him in this start.  Thank you, lily-livered constitution.

Yangervis Solarte – 2-for-4, 1 run and has seven hits in his last 15 at-bats with a homer.  Looks like we might have gave up on him too soon last week.  Honestly, I have no idea where this is coming from.  His minor league stats don’t protend greatness, but he’s pretending it now.  Play on words point!

Corey Dickerson – I meant to mention this the other day.  The Rockies have been playing Cuddyer at third base, which has slid Dickerson into the lineup.  I haven’t read anything about it staying that way, but it’s worth watching.  By the way, Dickerson’s real first name is McKenzie.  He has more in common with Bonnick Franklin than I thought.

  1. LA Sound Guy says:
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    Evil Dee and Buckshot Shorty gettin love on a fantasy baseball site. Dig it.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

      • puigleague choo says:
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        @Grey:

        Grey: Don’t front, you know Dee’s got cha opin(ing)

        Dee woke up in the morning, hopped on a train and saw his man
        He had a bat in his hand, hide it from mattingly
        At least I catch a K before I hit my knock
        I take a mega hit frontin’ on the IF single lollipop
        Move the hop so I can make the battery slip the grip
        Everybody slip so I can take a trip to the dip
        Dig a deeper hole basepath control with soul
        Look at my hot eye’s tell me how could you be so cold
        I’m coming to you from the batter’s box, with a quiet sound
        #1 question, “Yo how can you not be down?”
        But I tell you bring your spikes and cover all your finger
        Back up on the leadoff so you can see the fire finger
        Go from box to first then first to second
        distractive lead is givin’ as third base beckons
        React whenever I keep your head scopin’
        Ahh don’t front you know I got cha opin(ing)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Awesome!

          • puigleague choo says:
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            @Grey:
            Duck Down! Evil Dee The Sagnof Despot!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

  2. picard56 says:
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    Should I drop Juan Francisco for Javier Baez? Will he even be called up this year?

    I got morneau and soon Kendrys Morales to cover first instead of Francisco.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold, it could be a while. (July)

  3. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    in a 10 team league would you trade puig for darvish?

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Tony Cingrani’s Ego: who else do u have in the outfield and hows your pitching looking? In a non keeper points league its not too far fetched.

      • Party Boy John says:
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        @my sisters friend boyfriend: OF brantley, bruce, alex gordon, melky, puig

        teheran, bum, g cole, bailey, ervin

        • Moscowitz says:
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          @Party Boy John: So you intend to trade away your basically only decent outfielder to add a pitcher to your already decent pitching staff?!!

  4. Eric R says:
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    jay bruce or harper for the rest of the year?

  5. jt says:
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    which side wins..Wainwright,Soria, Bruce or Giancarlo, Reyes

  6. Thomas says:
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    Michael Bourn or Arcia for my 5th OF?

    Bourn looks good lately.

  7. So CG says:
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    Thoughts on brad miller? Is he turning it around or just getting lucky?

    Great stuff as always.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      talent’s there, but I’d want to see the good stuff continue a little longer

    • Cram It says:
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      @So CG: I think this question has been asked every time he doesn’t go O-fer, so like, 6 out of the last 7 days. He’s not a .165 hitter.

      • Aero says:
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        @Cram It: Besides Ike Davis, who is?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Aero: Douchbag Dom Brown is getting close!

          • Aero says:
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            @Cram It: Ha, yup. It felt good dropping him for Springer!

  8. J-FOH says:
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    I wonder if the office game for the mets is pink slip chicken? Really who would fire them? Do they have ownership?

    • kevinmac says:
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      @J-FOH: apparently its who can eat the most cheesesteaks when they visit philly… in 10 hours they ate over 100 as a team!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @kevinmac: why you picking on Bartolo?

        • kevinmac says:
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          @J-FOH: he brought it on himself! his swing alone has enough jiggle to tilt the earth off its axis.

      • SabathiaWouldBeGoodAtTheEighthToo says:
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        @kevinmac: The Wilpons are in no position to turn down a free buffet.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Madoff is scouting prospects from his cell

  9. Shaggy says:
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    I like feety pajamas!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • Exile in Dixie says:
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      @Shaggy: I, too, like footy pajamas! On the other hand, I expect Christmas Day with Zimmerman to feel like a Christmas sweater that I’m going to discard in a few weeks, only to have some hipster make it cool again for a late season party, which will lead to me breaking something inexpensive in my back yard.

  10. your mom says:
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    Salty over zunino/ruiz? Thanks!

  11. dubjay says:
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    I have 3 players coming off of the DL this week so I have some juggling to do.
    C.SANTANA, AR.RAMIREZ and A.CASHNER.
    C-W.ROSARIO
    1B-A.LIND
    2B-D.PEDROIA
    3B-T.FRAZIER
    SS-H.RAMIREZ
    OF-M.KEMP
    OF-A.JACKSON
    OF-D.JENNINGS
    UTIL-K.DAVIS, B.LAWRIE
    BENCH-E.HOSMER
    DL-AR.RAMIREZ, C.SANTANA

    SP-M.BUMGARNER
    SP-G.COLE
    SP-C.HAMELS
    RP-A.CHAPMAN
    RP-F.RODNEY
    P-J.MEJIA
    P-C.KLUBER
    BENCH-J.SAMARDZJIYA, N.EOVALDI, D.KEUCHEL, R.PORCELLO
    DL-A.CASHNER

    I may try to bury a couple of them in the DL to see how they come back from injury.
    Which would you activate first?
    Do you see any obvious drops to activate them?

    Thanks

    • Miles says:
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      @dubjay: you have too many of the worst kind of players, those guys that are drastically underperforming but should be better. Santana, Hosmer, Kemp, Jackson, Pedroia… I would probably let go Eovaldi and Jackson or Lawrie

    • Miles says:
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      @dubjay: wait on Santana

    • ashtray says:
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      @dubjay: Porcello can go. His only positive is playing for the Tigers. Lind isn’t a full time player so I can see losing him as well. Not sure about who to drop after that.

    • My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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      @dubjay: drop Lind for Santana at 1B… Lind is in a platoon and that’s always annoying.. Drop Porcello for Cash

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @dubjay: Drop Lind, Porcello and one of Cashner or Keuchel. Keuchel wont keep it up.

  12. No Soup for Yu says:
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    10 team h2h 5×5 cats with OBP. Which side do you like better?

    I give J Abreu I get A Jones

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I prefer Abreu side

    • ashtray says:
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      @No Soup for Yu: They both kind of stink in the OBP department. I might actually have to go Jones here. That ankle issue might not go away for Abreu.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @No Soup for Yu: It’s fair, I’d lean towards the guy that is actually hitting homers this year

  13. Amazing Spider A's says:
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    choose 1 for ROS: Oswaldo Arcia, Mark Eaton, Dominic Brown

    • Amazing Spider A's says:
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      @Amazing Spider A’s:
      Corey Dickerson is also available so Dickerson, Arcia, Eaton, or Dominic Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      depend a little on need…Arcia for power, Eaton for speed. I’d lean Arcia

  14. spm7189 says:
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    My team is stuck. I’ve jammed myself into 4th place and I can’t seem to move anywhere. I’ve even been exactly half a game behind my division leader for a few weeks now. My issue is that while I’ve basically been running train on five of our six hitting categories, I’ve been losing about four or five of our pitching categories each week. I need to shake things up a bit.
    I want to move George Springer for some pitching. He’s been an absolute dreamboat but I don’t know what I should be asking for. Would I be able to bring back Cliff Lee in a straight one-for-one? Would I be able to attach Shelby Miller (and hope there’s still some name value there) and get a Bumgarner or Scherzer? I’d like to push for Darvish but I don’t think that’s feasible. Without Springer my outfield is a little depressing (Choo, Ozuna, Cain, Eaton, Zobrist) but without a top-shelf SP my pitching is very depressing (Gray, Iwakuma, Miller, Bailey, Archer, Lincecum, McHugh, Gallardo, Eovaldi, Floyd, Bauer, and Walker on the DL).

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that’s a decent staff. I’d be patient and not trade a bat like that for an arm.

    • My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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      @spm7189: Bailey and Archer will be better and Bauer just got called up… You don’t need to make a move just wait it out

    • spm7189 says:
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      @spm7189: Would it matter at all if my infield is pretty stacked (Mesoraco, Goldschmidt, Utley, Miggy, Hardy, with Chris Davis and Todd Frazier at UTIL)? Does that make my outfield more pliable in terms of trade bait or does the hold rec stand?
      Follow up question – Arcia, who I actually drafted as a late round flier and had to cut early in the season, is still sitting on the wire out there. As are Josh Willingham, Michael Saunders, and Corey Dickerson. Should I drop one of Cain/Eaton for any of them (knowing that Eaton would very likely be scooped up right away just on name value alone), and if so, drop whom and pick up whom?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Eaton for Arcia

  15. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY

    A baboon is a variety of lemon

  16. Dirtyd says:
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    Drop Eovaldi, Keuchal, or Willy P ?

    • ashtray says:
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      @Dirtyd: Lose Wily

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wily P

    • Lville Jim says:
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      @Dirtyd: Free Willy

  17. Eddy says:
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    Should I Trade Abreu and McCutchen for Fister, Tulo, and Ortiz? Its a keeper league too

  18. pillar & stones? says:
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    Would you rank these any diff?
    Odorizzi vs MIA (17.9)
    McCarthy vs ATL (11.2)
    Jackson vs NYM (10.6)
    Arrieta vs NYM (8.2)

    Would you start Ryu @ COL in 12 team pts leagues?

    Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yes on Ryu. I’d avoid Odorizzi in Miami

  19. Dan says:
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    So I picked up Singleton and now have a roster crunch with Carlos Santana coming back sometime. Would you trade MCarpenter and DJennings for Pedroia? My other OFs are Puig, CGomez, KDavis, and Calhoun….Thanks as always.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Dan: I’d make that trade. Don’t think of Carp too much.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree

  20. Ante GALIC says:
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    Hey Grey!

    One of the most annoying things (of significant importance) that I’ve seen on the net…the super annoying Carlos Beltran commercial on mlb.com while I wait for video highlights.

    ‘After sixteen years (but it sounds like he’s saying 60) in the big leagues, I know winning (weening) takes extra. Because to be my best, to win (to ween), takes extra energy. I’m Carlos Beltran for that something extra, I take 5 hour energy.’

    Great endorsement, but how can anything in that bottle not be illegal. There must be tons of illegal shizz in the bottle. But because it’s endorsed by mlb.com no way it would be deemed an illegal substance.

    Btw, that is one nasty wart right next to the top of Beltran’s right ear. [You can see it right at the end of the commercial.]

    One more quickie! This amazing 9-3 putout by Jose Bautista of Omar Infante (http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/jose-bautista-and-the-9-3-putout/). Gr8 shizz by the folks over at fangraphs!

    Cheers,
    Ante

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    Watched Cobb’s game last night. Brutal first inning with 2 walks & 3 hits & 3 earned, but settled down and was dominant the rest of the game. Probably could’ve gone another inning+, but I’m guessing they’re managing him since he came off the DL.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah he really settled down. you’re prob right about them handling him carefully

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dk: Agreed

  22. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    With Myers on the shelf I’m looking to add an outfielder. Willingham, Dickerson, Saunders or Ozuna? Is pederson worth stashing?

  23. kingforaday151 says:
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    Beltran is available in 2 of my 12-team leagues. What’s your opinion of his value rest of season, worth a pick up?

    • Miles says:
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      @kingforaday151: sure. He’s got good upside for all-around production and whoever you drop would probably still be available (or an equivelant) if he cracks.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Miles: he hasn’t produced at all since he fell over OF fence back on like april 26th. way before the injury that he was Dl’ed for.

  24. Wadeboggs says:
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    Hey Grey. Better player to drop for stream
    Spot? Hutchinson or Jaime Garcia? Planning to pick up odorizzi for this week.

    Also just wanted to confirm if u agree with
    Streamonatirs dislike for hutchinsons start today vs tigers? Thank in advance as always.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d rather start Hutch or Garcia than stream Odorizzi

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Wadeboggs: Jaime, but Ordorizzi will make you sweat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wadeboggs: They’re all bleh…. I’d go Hutch

  25. Edward Scherzer Hands says:
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    Hi. Drop gyorko or Frazier to activate Ryan Zimmerman from dl? 12 team obp h2h league. Thanks!

    • My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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      @Edward Scherzer Hands: gyorko… Why would you consider even dropping Frazier…. Isn’t he ranked in the 60-70 range?!

  26. Steve says:
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    Would u drop Arcia for polanco??
    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      good one. I would

  27. Mike says:
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    Laroche or Lind ROS??

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Lind

  28. Miz says:
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    More upside in a H2H pts league? Morneau or Singleton?
    Good stuff Grey!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      still prefer Morneau

  29. H to the Rizzo says:
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    Always appreciate the work. Real quick 12 team keeper ops and qs are extra cats we keep seven. Would you trade springer for cespedes and jordan zimmerman?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      If you really need the arm to win now, sure. Otherwise I’d rather have Springer

      • H to the Rizzo says:
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        @Mike: here is the current squad at this moment.

        Ramos
        Rizzo
        Lawrie
        Machado
        Xander
        Abreu
        Brantley
        Springer
        Taveras
        Werth
        Jennings
        Simmons
        Dl Beltran

        Cobb
        Wacha
        Anibal
        Leake
        Cingrani
        Jamie Garcia
        Chavez
        Robertson
        Balfour
        Rondon

        What do you think?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’d rather have Springer

  30. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    Attention all Gyorko owners: Your patience is about to be rewarded. I’ve dropped him for Lowrie, which only means that Gyorko is about to go on an absolute tear. You’re welcome.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha!

      • Greg says:
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        @Grey: speaking of mi, I have Rendon and Beckham….hanging on to.rendin but can move him to 2b. Would you think Bryant is going to have more of an.impact when he gets caked up? And are you still real high on Flores? Wilmer. One last q. Someone just dropped Alex Wood. Grab him n drop Pomeranz, Hughes, Eovaldi or Beckett or stand pat? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold… I just went over Flores today

  31. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Cody Allen or Melancon ROS for saves.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Allen

  32. peejer says:
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    i am 15 points out in he standings with 3 teams ahead in a 12 team nl ($260) only—-
    i am twoards the bottom in w k and the middle in era

    the thing is i have an offer that can set me up for 2-3 years with nolan kolek bryant for under $5 ( hope those guys get an NL team or they r lost)and a $9 pollack next year to not go for it. —-I want first or none and doubt C martinez or thornberg will start ot attaviano will close—-if they do I win the league- otherwise I have ALOT of cheap firepower in Goldy (10( gray 5 sachner 14 pederson 10—and more for 2015
    take the dump trade or hang in there ??????

    For me its first or bust…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hang in there

  33. Mike says:
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    Morning Grey,

    Drop porcello for any of these?

    Elias, masterson, Vargas

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sit tight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: I’d prefer Masterson

  34. Jamiehov says:
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    I can’t find words for the happiness that a Black Moon reference from my fantasy baseball source brings me. Nearly popped in “Enta Da Stage” on my way to work but couldn’t find it.

    I’m in 9th place with no real progress in a while. Do I need to make a move or stay the course? 5×5 Yahoo ROS

    C – Rosario
    1B – Pujols
    2b – Gyrko
    3b – Longoria
    SS- Segura
    Of – Springer
    Of – Heyward
    OF – Mccutchen
    UTIL – Billy Hamilton
    DL: Votto, Myers

    Staff:
    Cobb
    Bailey
    Beckett
    Ventura
    Gio
    Eovaldi

    A few questions:

    Can I stream Eovaldi or Becketts spot? High SON guys for this week are available like Liriano, Haren, Garza, Odorizzi. I think both have a shot of being picked up. Eovaldis been good but his K’s seem to be decreasing.

    On offense I could probably flip Hamilton for Choo but not sure how much that would help me. Could maybe get Sonny Grey for him but I’m thinking Cobb/Bailey and Gio should be on the up and up and offense is more of an issue long term.

    Last question, am I just dead in the water? Should I throw my hands up and join the Bachelorette survivor pool at my office?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d stay the course. You won’t get much more out of streamers than you will those two arms.
      I’d keep Billy around for steals, your only hole is at 2B and there’s still a chance he turns it around.

      • Jamiehov says:
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        @Mike:

        Thanks Mike! At this point With Gyrko I’m just being stubborn. League mates have criticized me for holding him so I can’t drop him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jamiehov: You got the props! I agree with Mike…

      • Jamiehov says:
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        @Grey: I’ve long been on record for saying first 4 Boot Camp Albums (Enta, Dah Shinin, Nocturnal & Da Storm) over any other crews first 4 and yes that includes Chicago with and without Cetera

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          With or without Cetera? Look away, baby look away? You’re crazy!

          • Jamiehov says:
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            @Grey:

            If Glory of Love had fallen under Chicago rather than Cetera as a solo than my precious statement would be way off. That being said both Look Away and Your My Inspiration have brought tears to my eyes when hungover. I was in talks with Ceteras booking agent to sing at my wedding a few years back, unfortunately a free hotel room and all you can eat Md crabs and a fifth of Crown didn’t meet his needs

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Surprised he didn’t go for it, I would’ve

              • Jamiehov says:
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                @Grey:

                I’ll remember that for my next wedding. JK thanks Grey!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  35. Big W says:
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    I’m excited about singleton… I’ve been stashing him for about a month!

    Anyway, anibal hosting toronto…. Start or bench?

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Big W: I am sitting him. The Jays traditionally hit him pretty well. The current lineup has an avg. of .380 against him.

      Melky (.563), Encarnacion (.300), Lawrie (.667)…

      • Big W says:
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        @Moscowitz: interesting… the yahoo matchup rating comment says otherwise… I’ll copy and paste:

        Current Blue Jays are batting .200 (4-for-20) against Sanchez since last year.

  36. Symptom of the Universe says:
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    AJ Pollock and his 3.1 WAR (not really fantasy-related I know) worth holding till he comes back? Thanks to being on work trip, I missed out by minutes on being able to bid on Oswaldo Arcia by the time I could finally get into NFBC free agent bidding page on Android cuz’ their mobile app doesn’t have capability. Could be a blessing in disguise if scrappy/gritty Pollock comes back or I pick up Dickerson next week by dropping Melancon.

    Also, if Iannetta, Pinto, and d’Arnaud are only catchers in free agent pool, continue waiting out Grandal’s struggles?

    2 C: Grandal, Suzuki
    1B/3B/CI/UTL: Goldy/Donaldson/Alvarez/Chisenhall
    2B/SS/MI: Rendon/Andrelton/Gyorko
    5 OF: Heyward/Yelich/Revere/Duda/Castellanos

    Bench: Votto/Moreland/Pollock

    SP: Strasburg/Sale/Samardzija/Gray/Cashner/Archer/Quintana/Simon

    RP: Frieri/Rondon/Cody Allen/Qualls/Melancon

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I guess wait out Grandal with those options. I like Pinto, though.

      Not really worth holding on to Pollock at this point. Last I heard it will be mid-August when he returns.

      • Symptom of the Universe says:
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        @Mike:

        Thanks! Hopefully Votto gets back in the swing of things.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime

  37. Nathan C says:
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    What are your thoughts on Hosmer rest of season? Are you figuring he’s a second half guy as he was the last two years or is he just a floundering prospect who hits too many ground balls?

    I have Rizzo at 1st, Hosmer was utility and I just picked up Singleton… So I plan to have Hosmer ride the pine… In my position would you look to move him or wait for the hotness to commence?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup, bench him. talent is still there and he went off around mid June last year too I think.

  38. Eric says:
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    In a 12 team Yahoo League with OBP instead of AVG, would you trade…

    Homer Bailery, Walker, Eovaldi, and Singleton

    for

    Grienke, Will Smith, and Tyler Clippard (Not a holds league but I’ll be replacing FA spots with stud middle relievers.

    In terms of pitchers that I currently have: Sonny Gray, Teheran, Doug Fister, Anibal Sanchez, Chavez, Wheeler, and Heaney. Should I just keep my depth?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold

      • Eric says:
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        @Mike: thanks as well!

      • Eric says:
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        @Mike: Does it change anything if I said that Walker and Zimmerman are on my DL and I would have to drop 2 out of Arcia, Ozuna, Gyorko, Wade Davis, or Singleton?

  39. Jay says:
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    Rajai, Dickerson, or Saunders? Need a spot filler until super-whenever and polanco starts shuffling.
    Auto correct is a dick.

    Thanks bud.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Dickerson…he’ll be at Coors until Polanco comes up sometime during the Pirates homestand

  40. DP says:
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    @grey

    Singleton or Khris Davis?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Davis

  41. Kyle H says:
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    Grey- what do you think about my Heyward for his Cliff Lee? 12 team H2H and I have a surplus of outfielders with Heyward being the weakest link. Lee’s injury is not considered serious is it? Pitching scoring is
    QS
    ERA
    WHIP
    K
    K:BB

    My other OFers are Trout, Jones, K Davis, Brantley, Holliday, Polanco

    • Miles says:
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      @Kyle H: if you can move an expendable extra outfielder for an ace (especially with those stat categories) you should

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold Heyward

  42. Big League Choo says:
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    12 team OPS/QS league, i’m debating whether i should drop someone to pick up morales. We dont do saves, only SP so the ww is pretty thin…I recently stashed a lot of rookie-nookie type guys Polanco, Taveras, Heaney, Would you drop Heaney to add Morales as a buffer in case Polanco/Taveras flame out?

    C Gomes
    1B Abreu
    2B Gordon
    3B Rendon
    SS Segura
    MI Peralta
    CI Freeman
    OF Cutch, Bautista, Taveras,
    Util Khris Davis
    BN Polanco
    DL Arenado

    P Kluber, Wacha, Gray, Kazmir, Bailey, Hutchison, Liriano, Santana, Floyd, Heaney

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I don’t think your team needs Morales that badly. I’d hold Heaney if pitching is thin.

      BTW, I love that your league doesn’t count saves. Where do I sign?

  43. William says:
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    Nice X-Files reference there, Gray

  44. Spyre says:
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    Who gets the drop to activate Josh Hamilton?

    Quintana, Skaggs, Bauer, or Porcello

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Porcello

  45. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey.. This guy wants Cobb and Samardzija. I’ll give you my lineup and his. can you help and tell me who I should try to grab from him please?
    Derek Norris
    Garrett Jones
    Dozier
    Andrus
    Wright
    Adam Jones
    Gordon
    Bruce
    Cuddyer
    Morse
    Lackey
    Cobb
    Samardzija
    Rubbie De La Rosa
    Eovaldi
    Bailey
    Vargas
    Bumgarner
    Tepesch ( maybe streamer)
    J Chavez
    Stroman
    His Lineup
    Mauer Goldschmidt
    Pedroia
    Sandoval
    D Gordan
    Puig
    Choo
    Springer
    Frazier Prado
    Votto
    Kazmir
    Lohse
    Cole
    Niese
    Porcello
    Cueto
    Hudson
    Liriano
    Cingrani
    Latos
    I feel like my whole lineup sucks and that’s probly why I’m 2-7. I need changes quickly. He really just asked for Samard to start but if you see any other good trades that would benefit my team please tell and help me.. Thank You!!

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Frank White: man that would deplete your staff

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      your team doesn’t suck. See if he’ll bite on one of his outfielders

      • Frank White says:
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        He said he’ll trade Springer and/or Votto plus he’s trying to give me Niese but ID think he’s worth it. Idk. what do you think I should go for and for who?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’d go get both bats and Niese for those two arms.

          • Frank White says:
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            If I can get kazmir instead of Niese go for it right??

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

  46. coco krispie says:
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    Grey who would you rather have in a keeper league (obp instead of avg)

    Springer or Taveras?
    Also Bogaerts or Taveras?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Taveras for both

  47. coco krispie says:
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    Grey, is it safe to drop Axford or is he getting his job back soon?

    • ashtray says:
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      @coco krispie: Looks like Allen is running away with it…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Looks like Allen’s job now

  48. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Left abreu on the DL yesterday because he was facing Kershaw (sonofa DL!). I need to drop Rendon/Bogaerts/Morneau to make space, drop Rendon? Hate to do it, but I think he’s the worst bat on my team

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: Yeeesh….hate to have that dilemma. There is no one else?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: Should try a 2 for 1 trade. Even a slight upgrade is better than dropping one of those guys.

    • @Fireball Feliz: agree with the 2 for 1 trade…even ikf in his favor..who ever you drop of those 3 will be scooped up immediately..

  49. KillerB says:
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    Grey, not sure if you’re still on this thread, but if so would love your opinion. Which 3 of the following would you want gracing the bottom of your pitching staff ROS:

    Archer
    Lincecum
    Jesse Chavez
    Wily Peralta
    Garza
    Jaime Garcia
    Milone
    Vogelsong

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Grey’s still here…

      Lincecum, Garza

      • KillerB says:
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        @Mike: Mike and Grey — what 3rd would you choose? I’m currently holding Lincecum, Chavez and Peralta. Willing to drop Chavez and Peralta for Garza, but who should be the 3rd? Archer?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yup, Archer

  50. Ben. says:
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    What side do you want for the rest of the season?

    Jered Weaver or Alex Gordon?

    • Ben. says:
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      @Ben.: My current Outfield is:

      Brantley, Leonys Martin, Gordon, Ozuna, Polanco, and Harper (DL)

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Ben.: Gordon

  51. ashtray says:
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    Assuming Morales signs soon, would you rather have him or Singleton?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Depends where he signs. Could be similar stats rest of the way.

      I prefer Singleton

  52. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    I thought Jordy Mercer was the precious special kid that used to take my groceries to the car at The Wal-Mart. He’s hitting .219 on the season. Maybe it’s the same kid.

    For tonight – Nelson Cruz will hit 2 HRs. Not that you would ever bench him if he is playing. But yes – 2 HRs.

    Mark it 2, dude.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: hahaha…

  53. Bill says:
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    Should I buy low on Jay Bruce is a keepers league? He looks bad.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      depends on how low, but yeah I’d still buy

  54. Caucasian Sox says:
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    5×5 roto standard

    Looking for pitching and do not need OF

    Austin Jackson for Homer Bailey

    Thoughts?

    PS I love reading your articles first thing every morning. As ridiculous as fantasy sports may seem to some, I do think your prose is hilarious and always consistently knowledgable.

  55. KlingerKman says:
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    Tommy La Sella….liking this kid lots…but should I replace Cubbies Bonifacio with him. I do have Prado and Zobrist in my lineup.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, he’s more of an OBP play though

  56. Rock says:
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    For short term…Willingham, Arcia, or Saunders?

    thanks as always and great stuff, G-force!

    • Rock says:
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      @Rock: or Calhoun

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Arcia

  57. Fungazi says:
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    The hos-man has been dropped – 12 team keeper. Going to waiver him. Drop only bench bat Eaton or 8th SP Skaggs or Gallardo?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d drop the bench bat

  58. GG says:
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    (QS/K/ERA/Whip)
    Porcello or Fister ROS

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @GG: Fister

  59. booya says:
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    How do you rank Jorge De La Rosa, Milone and Smyly?

    Thanks

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @booya: you have the correct order right now

  60. papasmurf says:
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    Meet the Mess, Meet the Mess, step right up and greet the Mess
    Bring your Zantec, bring the booze
    Guaranteed you’ll down them quick when they lose

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha. you took 4/5 from my Phillies, so should I just kill myself?

      • papasmurf says:
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        @Mike: I dunno much about you guys’ contract situation, like how many more yrs left. Seems like you have a lot of older dudes on long-term deals. This used to the Mess.

        Steve Phillips, Omah Minaya, and one of the Duquettes (I never can remember the right first name) who traded Kazmir for Victor Zambrano. What a disaster.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yup, you nailed it. a lot of older dudes on big deals

  61. Snacks13 says:
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    Can you rank these pitchers ROS? Eovaldi, Richards, Kuroda, Dickey, Gallardo

    Thanks

  62. Holey Benzino says:
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    Have Dozier at 2B but starting to be concerned about his ROS value…keep him or go with Solarte, Beckham, Wong, or Hill?

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Holey Benzino: i kinda got the same dilemma..somebody dropped him and i have a high waiver spot and idk if i should waste it on him..the last two weeks hes been crap but before that he was scoring over 20 points every week

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      keep him

  63. GG says:
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    Fister or Heaney ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Fister

  64. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    The Lady of Rage lol G Funk Era!!

  65. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Hey do you have the link where you talked about Rubby De La Rosa?

  66. Derrick says:
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    Hosmer for Rosario and then pick up Subgketin to replace Hosmer?

    • Derrick says:
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      @Derrick: meant to say singleton.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Kind of depends on who you have at catcher already, but it’s not a bad idea.

      I did a lot of Subgketin in high school.

  67. Teddy Heater says:
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    Pujols for Longo

    Rosario
    Abreu
    Cano
    Chisenhall
    Andrus
    A Jones
    Bruce
    Ozuna
    Rizzo
    Pujols

    Bench- Willingham & Singelton
    DL-Myers & Arenado

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      rather have Pujols

  68. pillar & stones? says:
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    drop sori for willingham or kendrys
    roto DH spot

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Kendrys

  69. Five-On-One says:
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    Handful of questions this morning, fellas:

    1) Need 2 MIs: Wong, AssCab, Gyorko, Miller, Flores, LeMahiu, Scooter, J Turner

    2) Need two SPs: Skaggs (@HOU and vOAK), TWood (vNYM and @PIT) Eovaldi (@CUBS). leaning toward Wood and Eovaldi, despite the one start. Skagg’s random blow-ups combined with Oakland’s offense make me timid.

    3) Need one P (different league): Chen vOAK (SON Value $3.4), Feldman @MIN ($3.9), Jimenez ($-2.3) @TEX. Was leaning Jimenez for strikeout potential before checking with SON. Or would I be better off with a MI like Joba for the week?

    4) OF Question: Should I replace any of Arcia, Taveras, Cain or KDavis with any of Willingham, BJUpton or Soriano?

    As always, thanks for the advice.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1) Wong and Miller
      2) Wood and Eovaldi
      3) go with SON
      4) sit tight

  70. COMMENTS ARE NEVER “SNARKY” WHEN MADE BY I, THEY ARE MAGNIFICENT!

    (EITHER WAY, LIKE THEM EITHER WAY, HAVE YOU NOT SEEN WHAT LIKING AND REPOSTING HAS DONE FOR ALEXEI RAMIREZ)

  71. Oppo Taco says:
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    Adam jones or J Up in a dynasty? Upton is raking but both seem streaky.
    Trade j up/wily p for Adam jones/kenley? Thanks

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Oppo Taco: If you can get Kenley back, then by all means. Ad-Rock kinda sucks OBP-wise, but he’s a clear buy-low candidate.

  72. Grey, Mike, fellow Razzballers,

    In a tough 14-team redraft 6×5 roto league with a 1300-inning limit and limited bench spots, my SPs are Teheran, Fister, Cobb, Kuechel, Eovaldi, McHugh, and Bauer.

    I can’t afford to keep 7 SPs with such a thin bench. Who is the drop? And would you advise dropping any of the others for Vogelsong, Pomeranz, Hutchison, Stroman? My biggest pitching need is Ws, where I’m near the bottom, but am only mid-pack in other areas.

    • Micah Stupak says:
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      @Enrique: Hey, I think you wrote them in the order I’d keep them, maybe moving McHugh up a spot if you think he’s for real.

      • @Mike: @Micah Stupak: Hmmm. I got skipped!

        So you think Bauer is the droppable guy there?

        Does anyone think it’s worth switching out any of the others for one of the FAs I mentioned?

        • Micah Stupak says:
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          @Enrique: I’d drop Bauer myself, yes. Planning around W is so hard that it’s not worth splitting hairs over it. Even if you’re way behind on it, it’s still kind of a crap shoot, so why stress it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Drop McHugh, hold off on others

  73. paul bourdett says:
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    Surprisingly, Dozier hit for a higher average in May (.246) than he did in April (.226). His OBP took a big hit, but his counting numbers in May were still dandy (May stats pace out to 24 HR, 36 SB, 114 R scored over an entire season). Who cares about his average if he’s going to bring that kind of juice! His season pace is still at .235-32-82-133-35. While I don’t think he’ll reach 30 in HR or steals, 25/25 with 100 runs scored is still elite company at the position.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice

  74. Micah Stupak says:
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    Hey Grey, I am still on my trade-Heyward fence. Here are two offers I’m working on now:

    1. Heyward + meh prospect in AA for Ryu + Ozuna
    2. Heyward for Stubbs + Porcello

    I am lagging in RBI so I am leaning toward #1 (even if Ozuna is so-so). Again, 20 team dynasty, H2H 5×5 w/OBP SLG QS SV+HD. Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold Heyward in dynasty

      • Micah Stupak says:
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        @Mike: Thanks. Somehow, that is the least appealing option. Dude is a different player every year!

    • ashtray says:
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      @Micah Stupak: Heyward over the last month is batting .270 with an OBP of .360. 3 homers and 4 steals as well. Dude’s picking it up. I think he might just be a slow starter now.

      • Micah Stupak says:
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        @ashtray: True… I think I’m just looking for somebody as crazy as me to tell me to pull the trigger.

  75. Dirtdogs says:
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    Verlander for Bogerts and Chapman… Who wins?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Dirtdogs: Bogaerts/Chapman…by a ton

  76. Confused Cobb says:
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    Are you starting Yelich or Springer today?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Springer

      • Confused Cobb says:
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        @Mike: Merci beaucoup

  77. David says:
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    Grey,
    In a 10-team keeper league, 5×5 roto w/ OPS, k/9, and QS’s. Our keeper rules allows us 10 players to keep.

    INF: Gomes, Pujols, Pedroia, Alvarez, Everth, Aybar, Encarnacion
    OF: McCutcheon, Yeonis, Springer
    DH: Bruce, Khris Davis
    Bench: Gyorko, Cain, Belt, Jennings, Ozuna, Smith, Taveras

    SP: Cobb, Kennedy, Kluber, Sanchez, Skaggs, Beckett, Cashner, Pomeranz, Porcello
    RP: Nathan, Soriano, Qualls, Motte

    As you can see I have plenty of OF hitting and shopping that for pitching, which I need a vast improvement.

    I have an offer of Jennings & Yeonis for Cueto. He wouldn’t do for wainwright. Cueto was a 12th round draft pick (price to keep, an 11th round next year). Anyways, what side do you like given my circumstances.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d prefer to keep the bats. Your staff isn’t bad and Cash should return soon.

  78. Myles Standish says:
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    Cody Allen or Balfour?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Myles Standish: Allen…keep an eye on Jake McGee in Tampa. Balfour’s been wicked freggin’ shaky to the point where I could see him hit the DL with some kind of phantom “arm fatigue” injury.

  79. Rondelio says:
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    Starting ARcher today vs. MIA?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yes

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup

  80. stonepie says:
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    think theres a chance dickerson takes over for blackmon when arenado comes back if both keep it up? dickerson’s been great, blackmon is hitting about .200 over the last month

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      it’s possible. Wasn’t Dickerson Rudy’s fave coming into the year?

      • yup, was bullish on him. drafted him on a number of teams. thought he could be a 15/15 guy with solid AVG. he’s lived up to those expectations – just bad luck that Blackmon started so well. Will be interesting to see if Weiss moves Cuddyer to 3B while Arenado is out. Cuddyer is a defensive black hole (Vanilla Bonilla?) but Dickerson/Stubbs are much better bats than the 3B candidates.

  81. bobbo says:
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    Own Salvador Perez over Jason Castro or Wilson Ramos in a 6×6 roto (BB as the 6th category)?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yes

  82. Mello Yello says:
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    Man, I wish I coulda bet on Grey making a Boyz In The Hood reference for today’s wrap

  83. The Guillentine says:
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    10 team yahoo 5×5:

    Offered
    Pedro Alvarez and Angel Pagan for Anthony Rizzo.

    My 1B are Goldy and Morneau
    My 3b is Todd Frazier w/ Arenado and Zimmerman on DL. I realize Zimmerman is returning soon, but in a vacuum, which side of deal to you like?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Rizzo side

  84. FillyP says:
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    12t 7×7 H2H (OBP/XBH + QS/IP) with keepers

    Got to shed Pollock. 4 OF + UTIL and I’ve got: Jones, Rios, Bruce, Gordon, Cruz, Jennings. Also, Villar is SUPER slumping at MI. Should I pick up offense? J. Francisco, Parra, Saunders, David Murphy, Lake, Miller, Harrison (2B/3B/OF), Owings..

    Or should I go with Cody Allen? (I have Robertson, Perkins, Doolittle)

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @FillyP: I would hang onto Villar unless there are better MI options out there (you mentioned Owings, but he’s like a Villar carbon copy). I have like zero faith that Dez Jennings lives up to his hype, and Nellie looks like he will start today, so he’s droppable

      David Robertson melted down the other night, and I would be stunned if Betances isn’t the closer very VERY soon, so definitely look into Cody allen. I would do a Dez/Cody switcheroo. Cody is about to be owned everywhere so act fast.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Allen

  85. Ben. says:
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    How do you rank these players? Homer Bailey, Alex
    Gordon, Eric hosmer, jered weaver

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Ben.: Gordon/Bailey/Weaver/Hosmer…I really like Hosmer too, but it’s like “Dude, come on, hit some freggin’ homers already.”

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gordon, Hosmer, Bailey…Weaver

  86. alcohol abuser says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I need to start one of these two guys. Which one would you roll with?

    Haren vs. CHW ($17.1)
    Or
    Liriano @ SD ($14.2)

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I prefer Liriano

  87. SMLV1 says:
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    1. Who to start at 2B today?

    (133) Dozier facing Linecum
    (179) Phillips facing Gallardo

    2. Bench 1

    (15) Moss facing Kuroda
    (21) Choo facing Jimenez
    (22) Springer facing C. Wilson (Lefty)
    (39) Rizzo facing Wheeler
    (46) Rios facing Jimenez

    3. Whats your take on Shields vs. Cards tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SMLV1: 1. Dozier 2. Choo, Moss

  88. dan says:
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    choo or carlos gonzalez ROS

    also, in a keeper league would you rather have heaney or stroman (regardless of the fact that stroman is up, heaney is not)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dan: CarGo…Heaney

  89. Mike says:
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    Better stash in my N/A spot for possible help this season… Salazar, Matt Wisler or Jimmy Nelson?

    Also, Dynasty trade 5×5 league

    I trade Jose Fernandez(25) for Trevor Bauer(25) and BIlly Hamilton(22)??

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wisler

      I’d hold J-Fer or try to get more for him in dynasty

  90. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    was offered melky/tanaka for my jose bautista. my piching is weak and i can use tanaka, but I’m inclined to decline. agree?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Zook’s Pest Control: I would almost think Tanaka for Joey Bats straight up would be a decent deal, but you’re right to be suspicious because of the Melky factor. See if you can get someone a little bit more stable or has a higher upside. This trade was proposed to you, so it seems like you should be able to up it a little bit to make it sweeter for you…but do what you can to get Tanaka, esp. if you got pitching problems (then I feel bad for you son).

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        Bautista side

      • Zook's Pest Control says:
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        @Mello Yello: Yeah I countered with Nelson Cruz Tanaka for Bautista, but knew he would reject and he did. We are a H2H league so I think the offensive bats are more valuable than the once/week pitchers. Keeping my man Joey-Bats.

  91. Big WilyMoPena Style says:
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    Which of these starters should I target in a trade for Ryan Zimmerman (I have Todd Frazier at 3b)

    CJ Wilson, Jered Weaver or Jason Hammel

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wilson or Hammel, I prefer Hammel

  92. ashtray says:
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    Would you send Dee Gordon/Singleton or Dee Gordon/LaRoche for either Samrdzija or Hamels?

    Once Votto comes off of the DL I will have about four 1B so I’d like to make room before that happens.

    12 team H2H 7×7

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @ashtray: Dee/LaRoche for Hamels…the Shark’s situation is so unclear, and he’s about to be traded to a contender, and who knows what that will do considering he’s never pitched in high-leverage situations basically ever (this is also known as the Cliff Lee effect).

  93. Rags says:
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    Points league, which one of these starts this week is the odd man out? (I get three of these four – my other five are easy).

    Shields @ Stl
    Beckett vs CWS
    Kluber vs Bos
    Shields vs NYY

    Kluber’s looked good but Boston’s been hitting, Shields has been hittable his last two starts, and Beckett has a good matchup. So who do you think sits on the bench?

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      tough one. Shields @STL

  94. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you deal C.Davis and an injured Myers for Goldy?

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

    We kheep 5, but 4 of those are for 2 years; 1 guy is the “franchise” and can be kept forever.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Goldy to keep forever

    • ashtray says:
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      @Wilsonian: Absolutely make that trade

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mike: @ashtray: what if the only way to do it is to throw Dozier in with Davis and Myers? Still do it? I’ve got Kinsler at 2nd, so I’m not that worried about filling in there.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Wilsonian: and I don’t know if he would do that, either. He’s partial to Goldy, and rightfully so.

          • ashtray says:
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            @Wilsonian: Well, I’m not completely sold on Dozier but that is a pretty high price. It still may be worth it depending on how well you’re able to fill in the vacancies.

  95. Eddie says:
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    Can I drop Andrelton, already? please. I picked up Alcides because I needed SB’s.

    Please…

    Please…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  96. John says:
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    Own, Kenley robertson doolittle and mejia, drop mejia for allen?

    I have limited moves so only if I feel there will be better long term benefit will I make the move.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      not if you have limited moves

  97. Wake Up says:
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    More likely…Dozier going 40/40 or Singleton K% >40%?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Wake Up: Singleton…but man do I love that power. Dozier’s in line for a 25/20 or perhaps a 25/25 if he’s feeling frisky…what I’m saying is that he’s about to come back to Earth in a big way.

    • John says:
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      @Wake Up: Have to bank on this as improvment but he has 42/52 BB/SO ratio this year and is strking out about 22% of the time. I think he can keep it around 30% for what thats worth.

      Any thoughts on where he hits in lineup?

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @John: 5th or 6th…if it were me, I would go Altuve/Springer/Dominguez/Carter/Singleton, but they may throw Fowler ahead of him.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @John: I’d think right in front of Carter…

  98. Billy Beane Is Not My Lover says:
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    So Pollock went down and that really hurt my of, I just had to pick up Revere in my 12 team. However, Zimmerman coming off the DL playing Left for a while till Bryce is back should make him of eligible soon, right? and how many games before Yahoo makes someone eligible bc since he went down i have more than solved my 3b need.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      probably depends on your league, but isn’t it 5 games in Y! ?

      • Billy Beane Is Not My Lover says:
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        @Mike:

        i hope, i just picked up arcia at this blogs request and i also picked up k davis when u said to grab him now. So my OF is Melky, K Davis, Crisp, Revere, Arcia. So hopefully Zim gets OF eligible to give me more piece of mind and hits.

  99. frankgrimes says:
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    Herb Black Moon and Feety PJs that takes me back yo!
    90 day trial with Beats Music
    some suggestions on what to listen to today?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @frankgrimes: 1. Catch A Bad One – Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
      2. Sally’s Got A One Track Mind – Diamond D and The Psychotic Neurotics
      3. Bluebird – Oneself
      4. Swan Lake – Blackalicious
      5. The Jam – Shabba Ranks f/ KRS-One

      …and really any hip-hop made between the years of ’86-’96…Black Moon is so great by the way.

  100. SportiveTricks says:
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    ATTENTION GYORKO OWNERS:

    After holding and holding and holding . . . I dropped him today. Maybe it’s the wrong move, but it felt SOOOooooooooo good.

    • SportiveTricks says:
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      @SportiveTricks:

      hahaha, just saw that I am not the first one to post an “attention Gyorko owners” today….

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @SportiveTricks: Amen…thank you Kolten Wong.

      • Zook's Pest Control says:
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        @SportiveTricks: I had the same idea dude. I beat you to the punch. I’ve had it. I caved and dropped him for Jed Lowrie. Maybe Grey will approve since I stuck with a guy named Jedd.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @SportiveTricks: Im still holding out hope till my girl… i mean my boo… i mean my pal Grey tells me im aloud to play with a new Wong instead of getting Gyrked around,

  101. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 (OPS & QS) H2H, a lot of teams load up on SP and/or stream. I have 8 starts left this week, one of which (Porcello v Det) I’d rather not use, 4 pickups and 4 closers. My opponent has 13 starts left, 3 pickups and 2 closers.

    Do I even try to stream, or focus on SV and ratios and maybe grab some speed for my bench (my team’s slow but i have a lead in SB now)? For RP I could pick up Allen, Rondon or Betances. SP are:
    Today–Erasmo @ ATL (SON 2.2)
    Tomorrow–E. Jackson v NYM (10.3)
    Thursday–de Grom @ CHC (2.1), Skaggs @ HOU (5.4), Odorizzi v MIA (17.9?!)
    Friday–McCarthy v ATL (11.2), Stroman v STL (6.6)
    Odds are I only get 2 of the SP above, as I only have 1 roster spot to play with.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Allen and Betances

  102. phenomenot says:
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    Whos better rest of season, rest of life:

    Gyorko or Miller

    ta-tanks

    • ashtray says:
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      @phenomenot: I’m not sure who’s skills will translate better playing over in Japan.

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        ha!

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @ashtray: Thank you sir for making my day

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      cool question…Miller

  103. John says:
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    Waiting for final time frame but think Id rather hold walker and harper on DL if myers is out 4-6 weeks.

    Would dropping him fro Beltran Arcia Ozuna be all that different in terms of production? Leaning beltran cause he probably be fresh and last a month or so while i wait out Harper.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @John: I just dropped Myers for Singleton. Wiping my hands of that whole situation. Power hitters with hand/wrist problems not named Edwin Encarnacion are troublesome. Ozuna is balling for those delightfully sneaky Marlins. I’m all about him ROS.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      either him or Arcia, yes. Prefer Arcia

  104. Aero says:
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    Does Alcides and Werth for Carlos Gomez sound too far off?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Aero: Me personally, I wouldn’t, but it’s not laughable by any stretch…see where it goes…

      • Aero says:
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        @Mello Yello: Thanks for the input. I meant for a starting off point. Could possibly improve the offer to Alex Gordon/Springer/or Myers if they are a believer, over Werth.

        • Mello Yello says:
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          @Aero: Yeah, they would have to be a Daydream Believer like Davy Jones for Wil Myers right now haha. Springer would definitely take that home, but I would be wary because that dude is BADDDDDDDDDDD ass.

    • ashtray says:
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      @Aero: I doubt you have a chance of making that work but everyone’s different.

      • Aero says:
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        @ashtray: Thanks for the input ashtray

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      it’s not a terrible offer

      • Aero says:
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        @Mello Yello: Thanks for the input @Mike: Thanks for the input, Mike

        • Mello Yello says:
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          @Aero: No worries…keep thinking big

    • Aero says:
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      @Aero: Ok, he wouldn’t go for any iteration of the trade… and he’s starting Jhonny at SS, too. Oh well. On to the next owner. Gordon and Werth for Trout? lol

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

  105. Chris r says:
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    Daily league, hitter-tron has nothing on singleton, do I start him today over mitch moreland/oswald arcia/rajai davis/jay bruce?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Chris r: Yes/Yes/Maybe/No

  106. Plumbing4 says:
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    drop Gyorko, Morneau to add Holt, Chisenhall, or Moustakas?

    10 team, 5 keeper league. My current 3B is Bogaerts, so they would fill in some at 3B and be at UTIL. My 2B is Wong besides Gyorko

    • Plumbing4 says:
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      @Plumbing4: I could drop one of these for Ozuna too

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Plumbing4: Drop Gyorko for Chisenhall

  107. Ben. says:
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    Eric hosmer or Craig kimbrell

    • ashtray says:
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      @Ben.: Depends on needs but without context I’d say Kimbrell.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Hosmer in a vacuum

  108. Ben. says:
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    Alex Gordon or Gio Gonzalez?

    • ashtray says:
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      @Ben.: I’ll take the healthy hitter over the injured pitcher.

    • Slim says:
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      James shields or Alex Gordon?

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        still Gordon

  109. Aero says:
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    Thoughts on Kazmir @ NYY today? SON has 7.2, but I thought that may be a better matchup than that indicates.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Aero: Keep rolling with Kaz until the wheels come off.

    • Slim says:
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      James shields or Alex Gordon?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Slim: Shields, depends on needs

  110. Grey #1 fan says:
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    Hello Grey!

    Which pitcher with porcello would you offer for Strasburg? This guy is hard to trade with so I need to give a semi good offer. Please also add who you’d counter with. Thanks in advance !

    Here’s my staff:
    Yu, anibal, bailey, keuchel, mchugh, gray, eovaldi, Kluber

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Grey #1 fan: If this guy’s tough, then Bailey, McHugh, and Eovaldi won’t do. I would try Keuchel. I know he’s the flavor of the month, but I see some regression happening, so try and sell high on him.

    • ashtray says:
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      @Grey #1 fan: Well Porcello has almost zero value outside of wins so I doubt his inclusion sweetens the deal. You might need to offer something combining 2 of anibal, homer, keuchel, gray or eovaldi. Don’t trade away Yu or Kluber.

      Gray and Keuchel maybe?

  111. pillar & stones? says:
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    Pls rank for roto:
    Eovaldi, Wheeler, Lynn

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @pillar & stones?: Eovaldi’s the clear 3…Lynn vs. Wheeler…that’s a tricky one…I’ll go Lynn/Wheeler/Eovaldi. Wheeler has the upside, but Lynn is a lot safer.

      • pillar & stones? says:
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        @Mello Yello: where would you put Ervin and Kennedy?

        • Mello Yello says:
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          @pillar & stones?: Kennedy would be 2, Ervin would be in a virtual tie with Eovaldi…both will have good starts, but it’s the consistency that will drive you nuts. Eovaldi is a good play when he pitches in Miami though.

  112. stonepie says:
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    my rizzo/cobb for his adam jones? feel like this is might be adam jones at this point- good not great

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Jones side

  113. Cheese says:
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    I give up Arenado and deGrom for Kluber. I have Seager/Aramis. Thoughts? H2H

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold Arenado

  114. Shoe Gum Reynolds says:
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    I still can’t scrape him off my active roster.

  115. Red Barons says:
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    Pick two for 5×5 roto:
    Milone, McHugh, Porcello
    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      McHugh, Porcello

  116. los locos says:
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    what to do with Hosmer, who been a HUGE disappointment, the entire Royals team is awful. I missed Laroche, Moss guys like that. Napoli, Duda, Jones are still on WW. I have Chisenhall and Singletary. I feel I need to get Duda, he’s been hitting producing RBIs, hitting HRs.

    Is Hosmer droppable now?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t drop Hosmer

  117. Wilsonian says:
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    Hawkins or Allen or Mejia for the ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Allen

  118. Red Barons says:
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    Also, Allen or Melancon?
    12-team 5×5 roto

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Allen

    • Cram It says:
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      @Red Barons: The guy getting the saves, if you’re into that type of thing

  119. diaperman says:
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    Ozuna or Soriano ROS?

  120. Pete says:
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    Need to pick 1 to sit today in a H2H points league (with K’s -1): Blackmon, Bruce, LaRoche, or Hill. Hittertron has Bruce lower at 13 while the others are all 20+. Listen to the machine?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Pete: No

      • Pete says:
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        @Cram It: So which one then? They all have good matchups. I’ll throw in Rios and Cano (since he’s been banged up) as options too:

        Laroche v Buchanan in PHI
        Bruce v Lincecum in CIN
        Hill v DeLaRosa in COL
        Blackmon v Anderson in COL
        Rios v Jimenez in TEX
        Cano v Floyd in SEA

        • Cram It says:
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          @Pete: I’d sit whoever’s been colder between Hill and Laroche.

  121. John says:
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    Not just looking at the last 2 weeks Rank these guys ROS,

    cuddyer, werth, gordon, holliday,

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gordon, Werth, Holliday, Cuddyer

      • John says:
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        @Mike: where would beltran arcia and ozuna fall in that list?

    • Mike says:
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      @John: Werth, Holliday, Gordon, Cuddyer

  122. Slim says:
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    James shields or Alex Gordon?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gordon

  123. Dean says:
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    Safe to stream Kuroda at home vs Athletics in 12 teamer?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      risky…$4 start on SON

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Dean:

      I don’t think it’s real safe to stream anybody against the A’s right now. There is a sneaky angle to it. The A’s sometimes don’t play real well on their east coast swings. They gave Cleveland a whoopin’ on their last trip but then the bats got real quiet against Tampa and Toronto. I suspect Moss will play. Been dealing with a calf issue. But if he’s out it makes the stream a little more attractive but in 12 teamer I have to believe there are more attractive options. Maybe H. Alvarez against the Rays. Jaime Garcia if he’s out there. An interesting one is Jesse Hahn against the Pirates for the Padres. Hahn is up from AA making a spot start. He’s got triple digit heat and going at Petco. Pirates aren’t exactly and offensive juggernaut.

  124. Dean says:
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    Would you stream Hahn at home vs Pirates tonight (pitching for Padres). He hasn’t given up a run in 8 appearances so far this year.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  125. Benny says:
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    Who’d you rather have ROS – Kinsler or Victor Martinez?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Kinsler

  126. Worth dropping Red State Jeter and grabbing Heaney for the ROS? Liked how Beckett has looked lately, but I also love the rookie hype around Heaney.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Heaney

  127. Five-On-One says:
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    I’ve been offered Philips for my Wong? Not sure that’s an upgrade at all. Would have to give up KDavis (and replace with Willingham/BJ/other). Too much? Maybe counter with Soriano instead of Davis? Thoughts welcome. Also J Garcia or Skaggs?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      rather give up Soriano…Skaggs

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Mike: Who would you prefer, Wong or Philips? If Wong, no point to any of the rest, really. Thanks again.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          still Phillips

  128. Jay says:
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    you taking Freeman or Abreu ROS?

    • Jay says:
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      @Jay: also is Keuchel and Hosmer too much to offer for either?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Abreu….it’s fair

      • Jay says:
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        @Mike: Thanks Mike!

        Don’t mean to be a whiny b*tch here but, grey do you concur?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jay: Yes, I agree

          • Jason says:
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            Better keeper:
            freeman or abreu@Grey: does it change when considering keep-ability?

  129. John says:
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    My 10 team lg have Hosmer on waivers and seems to be there until he heats up a bit so in meantime I picked up singleton for upside and frankly to trade. Should I not hesitate too long and scoop hosmer up?

    Need one more BAT, lead lg in hrs and rbi thinking dont need speed only guy cause one guy isnt going to make all that much difference might as well grab best available from runs and average standpoint. H2H lg so maybe i win 4 batting categories. Options below

    arcia beltran yelich rdavis ozuna Span Parra where would crawford rank when back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Scoop up Hosmer… Yelich, Crawford

      • john says:
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        @Grey: hosmer wld be until…like any other of better than him?

        • john says:
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          @john: util*

  130. Dan says:
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    Better prospect stash in a dynasty for my N/A spot… Maikel Franco or Matt Wisler?

    • Mike says:
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      @Dan: Frankel, position players are typically safer holds. Frankel also has a better shot of playing this year and making an impact imo.

  131. Mike says:
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    15 team keeper league, my MI is hurting bad. Should I drop Jonathan Villar or Rougned Odor for Scooter Gennett, Wilmer Flores or Francisco Lindor? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Odor, Flores

  132. Frank White says:
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    Lance Lynn is on the wire in my other league for what reason IDK but should I grab him right away?? If so then who should I drop, Stroman, Beckett or Rubby De La Rosa??

  133. Moose Out Front says:
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    With Zimmerman coming off the DL it does indeed appear to be national drop Gyorko day on razzball.

    I have Wong at 2B, Miller on the wire. 12 team redraft ops league.

    Drop Grorko, Arcia, or Khris Davis?

  134. OaktownSteve says:
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    Did y’all see where Masterson became the first pitcher in Cleveland franchise history to strike out the side on 9 pitches? I was a little surprised by that. Would have thought it was a more common occurrence, but as it turns out only 54 players have done it in MLB history. Compare that to hitting for the cycle, which is something that always grabs headlines, but it’s been done over 300 times. There have been 284 no hitters. Only 3 pitchers have K’d three with 9 pitches two times: Nolan Ryan, Sandy Koufax and Lefty Grove.

    So nice going Masterson. On a side note, I wrestled like crazy as to whether or not start Masterson in the weekly NFBC league. Home for Boston and @Texas was a really tough play. But I’d had him on the bench for I think two weeks and I kind of said to myself, “look if you aren’t going to start him as a two start in a deepish weekly league and you haven’t started him the prior two weeks, maybe you should just cut the guy.” I wasn’t ready to cut him so I stuck him in there. I guess that’s part of what makes FBB so much fun or alternatively, so infuriating. You make choices and then you see what happens. Great when a plan comes together.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Interesting, didn’t realize it was that rare… Does feel more like a fluky thing than a cycle that feels like a huge game type thing… 3 Ks isn’t as good as 4 hits, after all… Nice on starting him…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @OaktownSteve: did you light a cigar after the game?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @J-FOH:

        No, I got my friend with the helicopter to fly me over to Kauai for a case I’m working on.

    • Goose says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      At one point, Masterson also threw 25 strikes in a row! … which is also pretty incredible. I wonder what the record is for this?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Goose:

        yep…saw that. I know Bartolo had a really long streak last year or the year before.

  135. Tyler says:
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    5×5+OPS, need a catcher (only want to roster one): Miguel Montero, Russell Martin, or Jason Castro?

    Also with Zimmerman coming back, need to drop one of:

    Hosmer
    Teixeira (these are my only 1B)
    Seager (only other 3B)
    Rajai
    Marco Estrada (K/9 league)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tyler: Castro…Tex

  136. Larry being Larry says:
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    Hey grey- I know I’m thinking way ahead , but for next week would you look to add either singleton, Kyle seager or Mark Reynolds? This would be for the IF slot by dropping Dee Gordon , I’m currently at the top of steals in the league , but looking for a power boost I’m second to last in the league in home runs category

    Also by next week I’ll have Carlos Santana back & for this week I have Evan gattis at catcher & could drop Dunn for another player by moving Santana to DH

      • Larry being Larry says:
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        @Grey:

        Adding singleton by dropping which one dee Gordon , Dunn or lackey ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dunn

          • Larry being Larry says:
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            @Grey:

            Sweet thanks again grey, I love your advice!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  137. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league (keep 5), yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    give- Wilin Rosario, Zach Britton, Jedd Gyorko.
    get- Yadier Molina, Anthony Rendon, Chris Young (pitcher)

    or I could substitute Anthony Rendon with Martin Prado. who is better?

    16 team, I’m dead last in AVG.
    Molina would be a big plus in AVG.
    Gyorko at this point seems like a throw in.
    Chris Young the pitcher has nice numbers at home.

    MY TEAM
    CA- Rosario. 1B- Davis. 2B- Gyorko. 3B- Machado. SS- ECabrera. IN- Moreland.
    OF- Cruz. OF- Cuddyer. OF- Crisp. OF- Calhoun. UT- Saunders.
    BN- Duda, Cron, LaMahieu, Blanks, Pederson, Dyson, Roberts.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- ESantana. RP- Papelbon. RP- Britton.
    P- Oviedo. P- Kennedy. P- Ross.
    BN- Kuroda, Floyd. DL- Erlin. DL- Siegrist.

      • SpecialFNK says:
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        @Grey: @Grey:
        thanks for the reply.
        would it be better to get Anthony Rendon or Martin Prado?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rendon

  138. Myles Standish says:
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    Bruce or Heyward?

  139. JeF With 1 F says:
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    I didnt see this asked and it wouldnt be right if someone didnt ask today…..ROS Gyrko or Wong

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha i knew the answer….you are one loyal dude.

      • Moose Out Front says:
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        @Grey: Similarly, Gyorko or Miller?

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Moose Out Front: Ah the lover or the ex lover…tricky

  140. Beastman says:
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    Harper or Votto in an OBP league ROS?

    Also, recently watched Compliance . Never been so “real-life” creeped out when watching a movie. Even worse when I read that all those nasty details in the storage room actually occurred at a McDonald’s in 2004. Even worser, the guy who pranked those McD’s workers was acquitted.

      • Beastman says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! The pacing and build up was fantastic.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed!

  141. Poop Flies says:
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    Hey Grey

    Daiquiri time…..
    I got roped into one of these stupid rule leagues where you can keep a player in the minors forever until you call them up and where pitchers can earn points for every little thing they do. As such, the only way I will ever compete is if my Minor Pitchers have a legit chance at ever being a # 1 or # 2.
    This is who I have. Are any of them real standouts in your opinion?
    Graham, J.R.(SP) ATL
    Ranaudo, Anthony(SP) BOS
    Barnes, Matt(SP) BOS
    Cole, A.J.(SP) WAS
    Fried, Max(SP) SD
    Glasnow, Tyler(SP) PIT
    Stewart, Kohl(SP) MIN
    Webster, Allen(SP) BOS

    Every year we can keep 4 active players. If a player is promoted, they are a free keeper for next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poop Flies: Webster, Graham, Cole stand out… But prolly not #1’s

  142. J-FOH says:
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    I am so desperate for power in the FCL I waivered Gyorko!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: When I do the Radio on the TV I will have to wear sunglasses so I don’t have to make any eye contact.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, you will… Have you been on yet?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Not yet. Need to get a time when I’m home alone. Baby’s Mama is on conference calls all the time. I guess I can do it from my backyard. You can all hear my neigbors dog bark and her yell at him in Chinese.

            My best place wold be over my phone in my car

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Should get your Chinese neighbor on!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: she hates me. I can get my neighbor who starts drinking in his front yard at 8 AM every day. Guy is super successful and drinks beer all day in his front yard with his friends

                • de nachos says:
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                  @J-FOH: i love him

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  He works for me!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I get offered a cold on like 6 times a day.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @J-FOH: If Grey sees you, you better run

      • J-FOH says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Net time I see him I’ll let him open handed slap me

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @J-FOH: Hopefully he does more for you than he did for me. Which would basically be anything at all outside of another 0-4 performance.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Big Magoo: Word

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Big Magoo: what’s going to happen is he will kick ass for me for two weeks then go down with a season ending injury.

  143. Broman says:
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    So I am in a 10 team 7×7 (R, HR, RBI, Hits, SB, AVG and OBP) H2H league, and despite the big names on my team I’ve been hurting in the power department, the waiver wire has a bunch of solid players on it, just wondering if you see any moves I should make?

    C- Mesoraco
    1B- Rizzo
    2B- Dozier
    3B- Wright
    SS- Desmond
    OF- Trout
    OF- Brantley
    OF- Holliday
    Util- J. Hamilton
    Util- Melky Cabrera
    Bench- Jay Bruce, Eric Hosmer, Ryan Zimmerman

    The top available guys right now are Heyward, Lawrie, Bogaerts, Morse, Taveras and Polanco. Been strongly considering dropping Hosmer for either Tavares or Polanco but as you can see my OF is kinda log jammed. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Broman: Zimmerman for Taveras

  144. Designated Shitter says:
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    Whats up Grey,

    So I was the guy last week bugging you about goldy and utley for tanaka, gray and choo trade… well that one went through… no vetos… i am thinking about trading beltre and votto (both injury risks for yasiel puig… i got goldy… i got chisenhall who i think is going to do real good and I have a feeling its a bad yr for votto and beltre… so would you do beltre and votto or maybe tehran n votto/beltre for puig?

  145. Jay says:
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    Arcia or Dickerson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Arcia

  146. Rez Baller says:
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    12 team 8 keepers
    Would you take this trade?

    I get Braun & Gerrit Cole
    I give Abreu & JoFer

    Keepers are
    Scherzer
    Sonny gray
    Stanton
    Crush Davis
    Billy Hamilton
    Trumbo?

  147. kevinmac says:
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    would you advocate a ryan zim for kenley jansen trade. im giving zim but have pablo “im not fat” sandoval filling in. I have robertson britton and the muts closer so kinda spotty on saves.

      • kevinmac says:
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        @Grey: another i am exploring is zim for kipnis. which side?

          • Moose Out Front says:
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            @Grey: Holy cow. You just said Kipnis and Tavares over RZimm? You hate Kipnis!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Zimmerman hasn’t done a whole lot this year

              • kevinmac says:
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                @Grey: exactly, except fill up a dl spot for weeks. i also have is mate harper chillen with the thumbs up. pain in the arse. thanks for advice grey.

  148. Dean says:
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    Hutchison at Tigers
    Buchanon at Nationals
    McHugh home vs Angels

    Any streamable in 12 teamer today?

  149. MB says:
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    Finally understand the cliffly pun.

    Khris or Leonys in 7×7 with obp and slg ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MB: Khris

  150. 740 says:
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    Wsup Grey, 10team roto 5×5. Was offered Freeman, Gomez for my A. Craig, Gray, Kluber. Accept, hold, or counter with Craig and either Gray or Kluber?

    Thanks for all ur help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Freeman side

  151. Dean says:
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    Thoughts on Hahn starting at home vs pirates tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dean: Streamer

  152. Tracy says:
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    Could you please help me evaluate this trade:
    He wants Kipnis [I still have Cano] and J Zimmerman from me and will give me A Jones and either Estrada or J Garcia. I am not sure that’s enough. He also has Shields, but hasn’t offered him. Thoughts?

    Thanks once again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tracy: I’d take Jones and Estrada

      • Tracy says:
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        @Grey: appreciate it!

  153. doghat666 says:
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    11 team, 10×10 roto, keeper, daily auction league
    Hit categories Std 5 + OPS, D+T, K’s, Hits, Stolen Bases Allowed

    OF Stanton
    OF Ellsbury
    OF Yoenis
    OF Springer
    OF Taveras
    DH Singleton
    BN Willingham
    BN Arcia
    8 guys for 6 spots, need to sit 2. I should sit Arcia and Willingham right?

  154. Johan Barleycorn says:
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    Grey,

    Justin Upton and his inconsistencies vs. Carlos Gonzalez and his consistent injuries ROS? Would you package Upton with a SP like Kluber or Sonny to get CarGo in a 10 team 6×6 (obp/holds) keeper league if you’re trying to win this year? Would still have a deep 7 man SP staff. Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No reason to trade Upton plus a pitcher for CarGo

  155. Drop Beckett or Jaime Garcia to stash Heaney? I could drop Jake McGee as well, but like his K/9 line (we have a low innings limit).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

  156. dan says:
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    with 700 innings pitched remaining.. what would you do with these guys tonight?

    shields vs STL
    wilson vs HOU
    bailey vs SF
    archer vs MIA

    start all? sit a couple? wait for better matchups?

    • dan says:
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      @dan:

      i need to pitch 700 more innings the rest of the year that is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start them

  157. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    Grey – Thinking of stashing Andrew Heaney. Alt, could grab H. Álvarez. Have a 14 team league (w/ 50 move cap). Who would you drop and which P would you grab? Thanks.

    C – Montero
    1b – Goldy
    2b – N. Walker
    3b – Seager
    SS – Hardy
    CI – Rizzo
    MI – Lowrie
    OF – Pence
    OF – Arcia
    OF – Bruce
    OF – A. Gordon
    BN – Aoki
    BN – Moreland

    P – Strasburg
    P – Zimmermann
    P – Kluber
    P – Rosenthal
    P – O’Day
    P – Bauer
    P – Weaver
    P – Roark
    P – Tomlin
    BN – Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland for Heaney

  158. Myles Standish says:
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    Marte or Heyward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  159. LurveGuru says:
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    Grey, this is a delayed reaction post, but you previously asked what it should be called when a played hits a HR in his 1st AB and then proceeds to $hit the bed the rest of the game. What about a Pre-Jack? Everything happens fast with a bang to start, and then you are left feeling sad and frustrated after. Happens to lots of guys, right…RIGHT?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I prefer what we have already

      • LurveGuru says:
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        @Grey: Must have missed the new nomenclature. Fun stuff, keep it up bruh.

  160. Boomer19 says:
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    Hey Grey. Just got offered Heyward for my Singleton. Is that enough? I’d play at utility. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s enough

  161. grif says:
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    Grey,
    do you think alex meyer and jon grey have higher ceilings than shelby miller? Which one or both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both could, sure

  162. BDubs says:
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    Cespedes, K. Davis, Arcia, Taveras, Kemp…..5 guys for 3 starting spots. Who sits today, and would you change this on a day-by-day basis, or stick with certain guys until something changes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench Kemp until he hits consistently

  163. Kyle says:
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    Hey grey – I’m in a 6×6 league (R HR RBI SB OBP SLG) and (IP K QS S ERA WHIP). The league has a 200 games started limit – so I figured about 5 starters and a streamer would be enough and the rest should be solid relief arms. I currently have 4 … Scherzer, Zimmerman, Eovaldi, and Lance Lynn. I was offered tanaka for votto … my 1B/3B are:

    Teixeira
    Frazier
    Zimmerman

    Votto should be so valuable in this format though… is he too much for Tanaka? I’m trying to move taveras for a starter right now with another owner instead, but having another solid pitcher would be nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

      • Kyle says:
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        @Grey: Thanks sir!

  164. Jayrod Ceol says:
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    Continued from yesterdays disc.. I’ve been shopping Grilli and Paps around and a guy is considering trading me Justin Upton..

    Current offer is:

    Jay Bruce and either Grilli or Paps for Justin Upton (obviously not ideal)

    I countered:

    Jay Bruce, Grilli, and Soriano (or Alvarez) for Justin Upton and Alex Gordon

    This gives me Upton to play at RF and Alex Gordon at LF with Adam Jones sitting in CF.

    Do you like this move? I grabbed Willingham off FA in meantime to fill Soriano’s crap ass

    Thanks in advance Grey!

    • Jayrod Ceol says:
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      @Jayrod Ceol: The QUESTION is, should I give up on Bruce for these two?? Not getting much budge from owners of Choo and other LFs. First real offer I feel I’ve encountered.

      Where oh where is Bryce Harper been…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would’ve took Upton in the first move

      • Jayrod Ceol says:
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        @Grey: So is going for Gordon a little too much? Pretty much giving him Soriano and Pedro Alvarez.. He said he would toss me Kuroda back who I don’t care for..

        Still 1st one?

      • Jayrod Ceol says:
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        @Grey: Do you not like the second one at all??

        • My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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          @Jayrod Ceol: first one is better. Id do either but only if I could handle giving two closers in grilli and soriano… Unless I’m reading it wrong and it’s the player soriano then do it for sure

          • Jayrod Ceol says:
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            @My Minor Likes Female Pujols: Its actually Alfonso lol forgot there was even a Raphael Soriano since I have no shares in him :(

            Still considering both.. Upton that much more than Bruce? He was top 25 guy in the league last year.. feel like I need to grab two guys in this that are good bats. Hes getting cold feet on the second one now..

  165. Blooodcat says:
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    Julio Teheran’s innings pitched–http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=6797&position=P

    No doubt in his talent, but last year 185 ip, and this year he’s on pace for 240– which combined is only about 100 innings short of his career total before 2013. Should we sell this kid before he wears down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We have player pages with innings

      • Blooodcat says:
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        @Grey:

        You do! haha sorry for the external link. Will not happen again. So do you think my concern about him wearing down is legit?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’ll throw 210 innings and be fine…

          • Blooodcat says:
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            @Grey: Thanks. You guys do a great job btw. Kep up the good work.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks!

  166. Jason says:
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    in keeper terms, please rank Abreu Votto Freeman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu, Freeman

  167. Andy says:
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    Daily league
    Trade teheren for beltre?

    Teheren best sp, 6 in top 35ish

    Team
    2 Gordon
    Ss Castro
    3 bogaerts
    Dl Ramirez
    Could slide bogaerts to ss drop aramis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  168. chisoxx22 says:
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    Perez or gattis 5×5 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  169. jaw says:
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    trade rizzo and machado for longo and cj wilson? 12 team 5×5 h2h redraft with CI. have abreu, pujols, singleton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  170. MB says:
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    3 OF, 2 UT 7×7 with obp and slg

    Have J Up, Bautista, A Gordon at OF; Ortiz + polanco, singleton, khris and rajai at UT.

    McCann, Andrus, Cano, Seager, Freeman elsewhere (1 C league)

    With the way my lineup is constructed and the fact that I need speed more than other categories, and with Polanco coming soon, would you hold Khris (who excels in slug) or are you okay with trading for Leonys or Yelich?

    thank you in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys

      • MB says:
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        @Grey: Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  171. L-Boogie says:
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    Is Pujols too much for Kluber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. What about for Wainwright?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not too much

          • L-Boogie says:
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            @Grey: Last one. 12 team 5×5, Frazier for Kluber.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s fair

  172. Ryan741 says:
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    Would you trade Jay Bruce for Robertson, Romo and Nathan in a H2H points league? I’m not doing that in a 5 x 5 roto since I have Doolittle and a couple holds guys since we get points for those also. But I’m debating it since points are points and I use the Hittertron for a bunch of matchups everyday…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  173. BDubs says:
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    Worth dropping Gyorko for either Aviles or J. Harrison? I’m desperate for MI help and the pickings are slim.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  174. Seattle Mack says:
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    Ear’s to Guerrero getting called up?

    • Seattle Mack says:
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      @Seattle Mack:

      and who in the hell is Bonnick Franklin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  175. Chicken Dinner says:
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    H2H points saves are 10 points.

    Steth/C.Allen or Bruce/B.Miller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  176. stynyr says:
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    10-team, H2H, 5×5 (OBP instead of AVG and SV+H instead of SVs)
    25-man rosters

    This thing autodrafted. I was in 10th three weeks ago and have worked my way to 4th. I have four bench batters-two on the DL. I would prefer no bench batters and just a ton of arms, but understand it might make more sense to keep one or two bench batters. What would be my optimal lineup? I have offers out to trade away some of the DL hitters when they return but who knows if they go through. Do I just drop anyone? Who?

    My team:

    c-Gomes
    1b-V-Mart
    2b-Dozier
    3b-Sandoval
    ss-Hanley
    of-Braun, J-Upton, Pagan
    util-Segura, Bruce
    BN-Napoli (DL), Arenado (DL)
    DL-Hamilton, Belt

    sp-Zimmermann, Cobb, F-Her, Lee (DL), Liriano, Lester, Beckett, Kennedy, Kluber’
    rp-Rodney, Romo, Robertson, Clippard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea if you should drop anyone, don’t know who’s available

  177. Steve D. says:
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    Have an open roster spot, need a starter. Pick an arm for ROS:

    Andrew Cashner, SD
    Justin Masterson, Cle
    Francisco Liriano, Pit
    Ervin Santana, Atl
    Anthony Cingrani, Cin
    Chris Tillman, Bal
    Jake Peavy, Bos
    Travis Wood, ChC
    Bartolo Colon, NYM
    Drew Smyly, Det
    Jose Quintana, CWS
    Nathan Eovaldi, Mia
    Clay Buchholz, Bos
    Matt Garza, Mil
    Wei-Yin Chen, Bal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin

  178. Mello Yello says:
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    I guess saying the wrong shit around anyone named Mike or any form of that may lead to getting your ear bitten off…now that I think about it, all of the Mikes I’ve ever known have been kind of cagey

  179. kandeepan says:
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    Hello Grey,

    What is your rest of year projection for Zimmerman?

  180. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Was just offered Carlos Santana for Singleton..it’s a keeper but we only keep 5 and I have Abreu…among other good keeper optolns. Arenado on DL so Santana could play 3b for me until he comes back..have Reynolds there now. I suppose eventually Santana could be a util for me. Deep league, 16 teams. Gomes is my catcher so dont really have a need there. Santana has struggled but he does have decent track record. Leaning yes but what are your thoughts? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Santana

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @Grey: Sounds good…thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  181. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Got offered El Grande Dolor for Kluber and Iwakuma. Think I’m giving up too much? 5×5 H2H. Thanks! My team below:

    C Gattis
    1b AGonz
    2b Kipnis
    3b Longo
    ss Andrus
    MI Lawrie
    CI Sandoval
    OF Trout
    OF JUp
    OF Pence
    OF Kemp
    U Arcia
    Bn: Singleton, Butler, Stutterer’s Nightmare, Rasmus (DL)

    SPs: MadBum, Cueto, Iwakuma, Kluber, Kazmir, Gio (DL) Liriano, Estrada, Stroman, Vogelsong, Jaime Garcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu side

  182. Wilsonian says:
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    So you think I should drop Hawkins for Allen and dump Mejia for a streamer in a shallow league?

    If I did this, my closers would be Soriano, Rodney, Doolittle, and Allen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: you think Allen is better than Mejia the rest of the way?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  183. Derrick says:
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    Votto, Adam Jones, Latos and Rosario for Trout, Marte and Hosmer.

    Which side? 12 man 5X5, H2H league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout, it’s fair

  184. JustanUncle says:
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    Grey: who would you say has a better season the rest of the way; zimmerman or seager?

    • JustanUncle says:
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      @JustanUncle: this would be in a 7X7 OBP and SLG.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  185. UWS The Man says:
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    5×5 Roto 12 team ML

    With Ryan Zimmerman and Carlos Santana coming back from the DL, I have a bit of a logjam on offense. Who would you drop among Jason Castro (I can play Santana at C), Adam Eaton, Oswaldo Arcia, or Yangervis Solarte? Eaton, Solarte, and Arcia have been rotating through my UTIL slot. Power/AVG most important.

    Just need to drop one.

    Thanks much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

      • UWS The Man says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

  186. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Yahoo, 12 team, 5×5, roto.

    Would you trade Rizzo for Kinsler? (I also have Pujols at 1B)

    What about Rizzo for Altuve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  187. Bryan says:
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    Are you buying Chisenhall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  188. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    1. juan F. or carter today only, Hitter T hates Juan vs A.Sanchez.
    2. Infante/Aoki/Pena one starts, Hitter T hates all three almost equally
    3. OPS league. bench one of lind/singleton/j.harrison/lake/wong. Hitter T says Wong or Harrison but of course it has no reading for singleton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter…Aoki…Lake

  189. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Someone dropped Bailey and this is my staff in an 8 teamer, 8×8, H2H

    Gray, Santana, Anibal, Eovaldi, Wacha, Teheran, Cobb, Kazmir. They all are doing better than Bailey. Do you see something that i dont? I know you like Bailey, on the other hand, i have never been a big fan of him mostly due to his home park and his erratic play. I am hesitant to change anything about that staff to be honest but do you see anyone that you personally would drop to get Bailey?

    Thanks

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @Moscowitz: it’s ervin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

  190. nick the dick says:
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    G been loving you tossing a nice hip hop reference in on the regular ever since that Rakim themed article a few weeks back. Mashing together my 3 favorite things, baseball, hip hop and comedy ahh…nobody does it like you man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  191. Bryan says:
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    Would you trade Longoria and Ventura for Frazier and Bum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  192. JustanUncle says:
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    who would win in this trade scenario: Puig/Cashner for Price/Cespedes/Polanco? 7X7 (OBP/SLG and BAA)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  193. JustanUncle says:
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    who would win in this trade scenario: Puig/Cashner for Price/Cespedes/Polanco? 7X7 (OBP/SLG and BAA) 12 man keeper League

  194. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14-tm weekly H2H OPS league, net SB, BB and K count–give Upton, get Pujols?

    Pujols would be my CI, replacing a Francisco (in RHP-heavy weeks)/Smoak/schmotato (Medica-level) platoon. Until Polanco’s up (soon!) and/or Harper returns, my OF will be Springer/Ozuna/schmotato (Lithper, Lake, etc). Other team’s thin at OF and has E5 and Abreu at 1B/CI.

  195. MB says:
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    Where did Scott Evans go?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Posting tomorrow

  196. desert_heat says:
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    H2H
    I give Puig and JTeheran
    for
    Scherzer and Altuve

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  197. Alex says:
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    What is the name of your ebook

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s an ad for it in the sidebar

  198. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    zimmerman is really gonna play LF, it’s happening! in 5 starts it’ll very much save me from having to drop or trade useful players. possibly irreplacable ones in NL only. and i won’t care that joc pederson was hoarded by somebody in NL only.

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @A Wesley Snipes Life: also probably means mclousy falls off a horse and hopefully gets trampled by a large hoofed animal of some type

  199. nick the dick says:
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    would you drop arcia to grab walker or heaney if i need the arm more that a bench bat now that i have singleton and taveras?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  200. Dirt Nasty says:
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    Should I start:

    Singleton?
    Zimmerman?

    Probably wait a few games, right?

    • Dirt Nasty says:
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      Also, i’ve about had it with Castellanos, is he worth holding on to?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton

  201. Dean says:
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    Zimmerman has at 6.3 ERA last 4 starts. Sit him until he turns it around? Drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

  202. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Looks like this didn’t post (apologies if it did): 14-tm weekly H2H, give Upton, get Pujols? OPS not AVG, net SB, BB and K.

    Pujols would replace a Francisco/Smoak/schmotato platoon at CI. Upton would be replaced by a Lake/S. Smith type until Polanco’s up (next week?), and eventually Harper will be in the mix too.

    Also, 10-tm H2H limited moves (15 left), with Zimmerman back can I afford to finally drop Gyorko? Would grab another holds guy to go with Delabar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure take Pujols… Hold your moves

  203. Jack says:
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    When do we see Heaney?

  204. 740 says:
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    Hey Grey, the guy pulled the deal smh. and counter with Freeman, Gomez for my Andrus, A.Jones, Krod……accept or reject?

    10team roto 5×5.

    thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  205. Kyle says:
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    Accept this trade? My offense is rolling deep. h2h 12 team league. SB would take a bit of a hit. I have a shoe-string pitching staff / have been streaming…
    Give: A.McCutchen & Hutchinson
    Get: Darvish & Sale

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  206. Goose says:
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    Since May 16 (36 PAs), Brad Miller has a 6/6 BB/K rate, with a nice .343 OBP… Still hitting a meek .207 with a depressed .227 BABIP (because of a bleh 56% GB%). BUT – it’s still encouraging to see that walk-rate rising and K-rate falling.

    Just dropped Simmons for Miller in my OBP league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  207. Steve D. says:
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    Tommy Hunter close again when he gets back, or is it Britton time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Britton

  208. web says:
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    Do you like Gio G ROS, would you try to buy him? Got offered my Ortiz for him..Ortiz is my utility player and have plenty of other good options to play there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Ortiz

  209. LanceGold says:
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    Some help needed. Have to activate Cashner off DL this weekend. Will have to give up one of the following to do so in a H2H/Keeper/Salary league. Who would you keep?

    Syndergaard $2

    or

    Salazar $1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Syndergaard

  210. Carns says:
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    I just happened to look at Matt Carpenter’s numbers for the year. Seriously, is there a bigger indictment out there against the rest of the ‘pert community? I might’ve expected some amateur fantasy owners to look at the guy’s numbers from last year and think, “Whooooooa look at all those runs!!! Those are a given for 2014, plus his power can only get better and he is a batting average machine! He is definitely a top-40 guy going into the draft!!!”

    I didn’t expect the same from the likes of the vast majority of fantasy “experts.” I don’t mean to offend anyone reading this, but if you saw his consensus pre-season ranking and didn’t think it was an abomination, then you were misguided. If you thought it was accurate, you are a fantasy sucker, a rookie hack. You are probably the guy who hits 3-wood off the tee every hole about 175 yds, just like Matt Carpenter, smacking gay little hits across the field getting boring runs.

    “How’s the .286, 35 runs, and absolutely nothing else taste, Matt Carpenter enthusiasts?” That’s what Daniel Murphy said when he farted in your mouths real gassy like.

    No power? no speed?.. no interest. Keep it real, Razzball. Good work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  211. alex says:
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    should I start Singleton tonight vs . LAA (cj Wilson) over either:
    (129) Lind @ det (a. Sanchez) or
    (273) Hosmer @ stl (j. garcia)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Lind

      • alex says:
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        @Grey: almost forgot say thanks! what a surprise.. grey made a good call… you’re awesome!

        is lind still worth owning in my 12 team h2h league now that i have singleton? also with the recent will myers news, should i drop him too? any of the following worth adding over either of them? e cabrera, leonys martin (on waivers) butler, a. simmons, j. peralta, d. brown, gyorko, polanco, wong, s. drew, owings, bourn… ?

        or add a pitcher? however i know i’ll need to save a spot to reactivate t. walker this weekend… bauer, leake, skaggs, hutchinson, vargas, lyles, odorizzi, stroman, heaney, degrom

        (1) C: W. Rosario
        (1) 1B: J. Singleton
        (1) 2B: A. Hill
        (1) SS: D. Gordon
        (1) 3B: Seager
        (3) OF: Ad. Jones, Bautista, Heyward
        (2) UT: Hosmer, A. Gordon
        Bench: (A. Lind, Votto, Myers)
        (2) SP: Bumgarner, Homer Bailey
        (2) RP: K-Rod, Qualls
        (4) P: Belisario, Eovaldi, Kluber, Estrada
        Bench: (Chavez, Liriano-streaming)
        (1) DL: T. Walker
        Bench Total: (5)

        thanks in advance for your advice doooode

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can drop Myers, Lind…EverCab, Bauer

          • alex says:
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            @Grey: thanks again man! yeah i’ve been eyeing evercab all year waiting to see if i’d need dee gordon insurance.. hopefully he starts heating up if dee really is cooling

  212. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team, 5×5, Frazier or R Zimm ROS?

    I’m asking because the ROS projection thingy that you guys have has Zimm 2x as valuable as Frazier ROS and that just doesn’t seem right. Unless I’m just reading it wrong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a toss up, keep one, trade the other… Zimm has a bigger track record and more name value

  213. John says:
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    should i trade away kazmir and a closer(doolittle robertson mejia) for shields? Second move would be to go and grab allen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Any particular closer you would ship off? thinking mejia but he does get ton of chances based on team stats SVO.

        thinking shields in the end just better than kazmir along with injury risk and low k rate?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mejia is fine to ship

  214. Prince George says:
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    Pick 2 MI’s please for ROS: G. Beckham, D.Espinosa, W.Flores, Y.Escobar, S.Gennett. 12 Team H2H, points league. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham, Yunel

  215. Jacks says:
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    Going to put my two cents in on a couple of players getting too much love IMO

    Dee Gordon is back to being Dee Gordon. He had a great month, now his wOBA is down to a pitiful .275 or so past 4 weeks. That’s regression to his mean, that’s who he has always been and likely always will be. If Guerrero hadn’t lost his ear to a rapid catcher, he’d be up or on his way up. Dodgers offense is struggling too much to carry Dee. It needs a spark. A FG writer today said he expects maybe 30 more SBs from Dee this year. I could see that in an optimistic scenario but no more cuz his playing time will be limited.

    O Arcia … He’s a 20 HR guy till he proves otherwise. Big strikeout rate (30% plus vs 5% BB), likely poor average. Huge slumps. Willingham is a proven 30 HR plus guy who had a bad year last year due to injuries. He was doing his usual HR hitting last year till he got laid out and wasn’t the same when he returned. He’s thumping right now, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he continues at a 35 plus HR pace (assuming health). Lots of dreaming on Arcia while the Hammer goes unnoticed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, more or less agree

      • Jayrod Ceol says:
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        @Grey: When is the Dodger’s prized prospect coming back from plastic surgery? lol

    • ashtray says:
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      @Jacks: The thing is, Gordon’s OBP fell to sub .310 and he still managed to steal 20 bases and score 20 runs. And his defense has been passable. That’ll play.

  216. Steve Stevenson says:
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    12-tm 6×6 (OPS & QS) h2H, I’ve been near the bottom all year, currently 9th. With the W/QS combo, several teams go SP heavy–rostering 9+, streaming aggressively, waking up for 3am pickups, diluting the stream pool by dropping guys the day before they pitch, etc. Even with a starting staff anchored by Bum, Gray and Cobb I can’t compete in W, QS and K most weeks. But my offense is good, and with some more SB/R could be deadly. We’re limited to 6 moves/wk, 20IP minimum.

    Not my preferred strategy, but should I just zag while they’re zigging and look to lock down SV, ratios and offense? Trade all but one of my top 3 SP, and drop the rest, for RP and bats, and stream here and there as necessary to fix ratios and meet IP minimum?

    On a related note, for SB/R ROS, Revere or L. Martin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go ratios and saves…Leonys

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Grey: word, thanks. So but for the days my token SP (probably Cobb or a stream) goes, I’ll be trotting out Soria, Betances, W. Davis, K-Rod, Nathan, Mejia, Rondon.

  217. Jay One says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Should any of these guys should be dropped for Alex Gordon?

    Khris Davis, Todd Frazier, Dee Gordon, Brett Lawrie, Oscar Taveras, or Matt Adams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams

  218. goodfold2 says:
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    15 team roto, who’s the drop for zimmerman. i have
    mesoraco/castro
    1b Juan F/I.davis/Morales (ike is drop when morales gets signed)
    2b gyorko//altuve/dietrich
    3b zimmerman/gyorko/juan f./asche (DL)
    ss alcides
    mi (already listed guys)
    ci (…)
    LF gordon
    CF jones
    RF bruce/aoki
    OF springer
    util crisp
    looking like dietrich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dietrich

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: different league, immediately put zimmerman in and bench owings (even though he’s in COL) or no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: soon they’ll both be able to play when zimmerman gets OF, whahahah.

  219. pillar & stones? says:
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    How would you rank these cubbies against the Mets:

    Arrieta (7.1)
    Jackson (10.3)
    Wood (8.2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood, Edwin

  220. desert_heat says:
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    H2H
    I trade Teheran and AGordon
    I get Scherzer
    Is Scherzer that much of an upgrade ROS vs Teheran ?
    thanks in advance
    love this site!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Scherzer… Thanks!

  221. gareth says:
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    Drop Dunn or Gyorko to open a streaming spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dunn

  222. Joeg414 says:
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    Give Viciedo for Solarte ? I could use a backup 2b for Wong. mixed daily 6×6 roto

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Joeg414: i have the same wong backup it works well. you also get a free backup at SS/3B too.

  223. Wilsonian says:
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    Myers has a stress fracture…5-6 weeks in a cast, then rehab. He won’t be back until late July/early August.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Wilsonian: I have not seen this guy having any kind of stress out there. Do people get fractures from being overly relaxed and indifferent nowadays?

  224. Derrick says:
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    Hosmer, Beckett and Pedroia for Singleton and Cano.

    Which side? Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  225. Joel says:
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    Stream-o-Nator is saying good things about Anibal Sanchez’s start tonight, however, I’m scared of the Jays offence. You starting him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  226. Nick M says:
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    Would you rather have Harper or Longoria in a keeper, could only keep for 2 more years?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey: thanks. Did someone ever come up with a term for ‘when a player starts things off with a HR and then does nothing else the rest of the game’?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bangfizzle!

  227. booya says:
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    Votto & Kinsler for Goldschmidt & Kendrick in a H2H keeper league w/ OPS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  228. gareth says:
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    Which closer without the c do I drop – Axford or Joe Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  229. The Muppet Maniac says:
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    I have an NA slot. With Singleton coming off, who should I replace him with, Dylan Bundy, Archie Bradley, Kevin Gausman or Noah Syndergaard? I’m hoping one of them can come up and help me for a playoff push.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bradley

  230. goodfold2 says:
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    which of these is best for Sale? Deep ass dynasty league
    teheran/bryant/betances
    teheran/arenado
    teheran/bogaerts/h.hembree
    all those players listed would be locked up for at least end of 2016 all at league minimums (but so is sale)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: dude took bogaerts off possible choices anyway. ok, now i’ll see if i can get betances thrown in with arenado/teheran. hehe, or hembree anyway. or draft picks.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: also in this league the MIA owner just sent this “trade offer”. i get leo nunez incognito and atchison, MIA gets J.peralta from PIT, PIT gets nothing, and i give nothing. problem is my RP are already
          burton/melancon/machi/rondon (CUBS)/fien/oday, so other than how terrible burton has been i don’t even want actchison for sure, and likely not leo nunez.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: is leo nunez worth dropping maurer for? nunez only signed for this year, maurer for 2 more.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Eh

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: but is Maurer droppable for Hale. Hale is also league minimum (like Maurer). Hale is signed till end of 2017. that may sound like a stupid question, but i thought at one point Maurer was decent prospect.

                • goodfold2 says:
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                  @goodfold2: hale is about to hit 50 innings and will need to either be kept up or dropped at that point.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Take Hale

                  • goodfold2 says:
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                    @Grey: actually he’s at exactly 50 right now.

  231. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you deal C.Davis/Dozier/Myers for Stanton? I know that’s a ton, but I have Singleton, VMart, and Trumbo when he comes back to play 1st. I could keep Stanton 4-Eva. I could also pick up any of the following:

    Ozuna
    Howard
    Mini Donkey
    Rajai

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

    I know it’s a ton, but sometimes you have to overpay to get what you want in this league. People (other than me) cuddle their players like they’re long lost teddy bears.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds okay

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: thanks. I know it seems like I’m dealing the farm, but I think it would actually make me better in the long run.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: fo what it’s Wuertz, I have the same offer out for Goldy.

  232. OaktownSteve says:
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    Someone mentioned Masterson’s 25 k’s in a row yesterday and whether it was a record. I recalled Bartolo having a string (looked it up…38 in a row two years ago). It prompted one of my favorite lines of the last few years. Jonny Gomes said, “38 in a row? Not even a pitching machine throws 38 strikes in a row.”

    This just in: Jose Abreu is a beast. Two weeks off, no rehab assignment, walks out of the dugout and takes the reigning Cy Young winner yard. Unreal.

    I need Yordano to step it up. Anybody got a feel for what they think he’ll do RoS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Great quote…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        What about your boy Yordano? I’m in the hunt in the NFBC. If this guy can give me 9 ks/9 and go deep enough to wins some games and keep his ERA to 3.50 or below it would be a major boost.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t trust him at all, but I am starting him and praying for the best…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @OaktownSteve: that’s esp strange considering how many batters that guy hit over like 5 starts + walks over those same starts just before that.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @goodfold2:

        you mean Masterson? I heard Duquette and Ferrin talking about it on XM this a.m. Duke basically said he could almost pinpoint the moment when Masterson locked it in. Guys with power two seamers are going to walk some guys. I think the amount of movement makes them vulnerable to inconsistencies in umpires. Guys giving the comeback fastball on the corner or not. But when they locate consistently it’s a nasty AB. Lots of bees in the hands. And Masterson’s slider has been a very good complimentary pitch since last season. Really hope this was a turning point on his season and not just one sharp outing.

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          @OaktownSteve: that would be neat if so, since i used to have him in 2 (3?) leagues but dropped in every one, he’s still available. he was getting NO K’s for a while, and living completely on double plays alone, they were the only thing keeping him from 7 earned every start for like at least 4 of them.

  233. Frank D. says:
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    Do you like T. Walker over Beckett, G. Richards, Wheeler, Pomeranz, Peavy, Bauer, Niese and McHugh? ROS

    • Frank D. says:
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      @Frank D.: Holland and Hutchison as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  234. goodfold2 says:
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    alright dude rejected teheran/betances/arenado for sale. said “it was steep considering teheran is about as good as sale right now anyway” (which i agree with), but is “thinking about” teheran/arenado for sale. sweet. maybe. in case he doesn’t go for it, i guess
    bryant/teheran/hembree is good enough as well for sale?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: it appears he may not be willing to cough up teheran. are any of these doable
      arenado/hembree
      bryant/hembree
      scherzer/hembree. scherzer costs 3.75 mil this year and 9.75 for next 2 years (but of course after that he’ll be gone from team)
      this owner values arenado/bryant exactly the same, which i know you don’t (likely since prospects who have never played MLB quite often turn into nothing at all). if these aren’t good enough i’ll just tell him i need teheran back. thanks.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Forget it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  235. Beastman says:
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    Disappointed Hosmer owner here, could get Votto but would have to give up Harper and Heaney, other owner won’t go for a 1-to-1 swap. Hosmer would be relegated to bench or utility once he starts hitting. My SP staff is about league average for our 16-team league (Bailey, Cain, Kluber, Hughes, Tillman, Pomeranz, Duffy, Nolasco, Lincecum, Heaney).

    H2H, OBP with limited FAAB budget, so no streaming SPs.

    Given all this junk, Votto or Harper + Heaney (with Hosmer as my 1B)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems pointless

      • Beastman says:
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        @Grey: Concerned that Hosmer might not repeat last year’s 2nd-half power burst, while Votto is a bit more reliable, especially in an OBP. But not sure if the potential upgrade from Hosmer to Votto is worth giving up Heaney.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Votto has also said he’ll be playing hurt all this year, you can try it if you like…

  236. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, i have two questions if you dont mind

    1- Frieri or Allen ROS?
    2- To activate RZimmerman, i need to drop one of these guys: Laroche, Seager, Frazier. Who would be your pick to drop? or would you drop Zimmerman? I dont trust him to be honest and i am not sure if he could put up better numbers than either of those guys mentioned above.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frieri….LaRoche

  237. Big W says:
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    so…

    Singleton, Melky, K Davis & Bruce…

    Only have room for 3 of the above… who’s the odd man out? Singleton I assume?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton

  238. Andrew says:
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    Do you prefer dozier or bogaerts in a util slot this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  239. Sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h weekly points keeper league

    a 4th place team but being ravaged by injuries., slowly fading with Jose F. , Weiters, Votto, Cain all hurt and Cano not doing much.

    My Cano, votto, Beckett for Kipnis, Hardy, and mike Minor

    Big bats are cano, votto, Mauer, Craig, Morneau, pence, Alvarez, Yelich, Alex Gordon, bogaerts, Reyes

    Staff is Gerrit cole, Cain, Ian Kennedy, Hutchinson and Beckett.

    Stashed Polanco and Harvey as keepers and just grabbed Singleton.

    I can think of reasons pro and con all day on the deal. What do you think in a points league? Pitching tends to rule here. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  240. Clive says:
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    Rank these SP’s ROS:

    Liriano, Archer, Masterson, Cingrani, McHugh, Pomeranz, Eovaldi, Richards

    I currently have Cingrani – drop him for any of these guys? Thanks!

    • Clive says:
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      @Clive: Or I could stash Heaney – it is a keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, Archer

  241. Pager24 says:
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    Hey grey,
    I don’t really want to ask the question but i feel i need to. Now that Myers is slated to miss 2 months- am i stupid to think about dropping him in a 10 team no DL league? that wrist issue has me worried even if he does come back the last 2 months of the season.

    Damn you FBO!!! what did i ever do to you?

    Thanks!

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Pager24:

      I’d drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

    • Aero says:
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      @Pager24: Myers wouldn’t give the FBO a re-tweet…sigh. What a Jerk.

  242. John says:
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    Long term ROS, frazier was dropped pick him up over hosmer or just stick with hosmer. Dont own either now have singleton for few days then ill be grabbing hosmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  243. SMLV1 says:
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    Goldy not in D-Backs lineup. Just a day of rest?

    • SMLV1 says:
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      @SMLV1: Rotoworld confirms just a day rest.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • Aero says:
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      @SMLV1: local radio been talking about him needing a day off for about a week now.

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @SMLV1: even God rested on Sundays

  244. goodfold2 says:
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    Goldy first day off all year. bench.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: why the hell would ARI pick a COL road game to be the first Goldy bench. another reason this team is the laughingstock of MLB. Goldy’s lucky with his name he’s not a pitcher. Other owners should start a rumor that Goldy used to pitch in middle school, i’m sure with his last name that pitching factoid would tip them into trading him for La Stella or something.

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        @goodfold2: I’m glad they rest him once in awhile besides he hit .191 there last year and only one career HR at Coors so there’s that

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          @frankgrimes: i wouldn’t care at all what he’s done there before, the park itself makes everything better for hitters.

  245. jack says:
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    In my H2H OBP league I’m thinking about proposing Donaldson, Pujols and R. Soriano for Cargo, Harper and Morse. With Zimmerman coming off the DL, I’ll have 3B covered and a DL spot open. Please grade on scale of 1-10 (1=don’t do it, 5=fair, 10=huge win).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

      • jack says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the quick response!

        Which part of my theory is wrong:

        Cargo slightly better than Donaldson ROS

        Pujols is only slightly better than Morse. According to heatmaps Morse average flyball=320 ft (4th highest in MLB) with a high angle whereas Pujols=278 (trending down even during this year) with medium angle. Morse was playing with a bad wrist last year and is now healthy, Pujols never got his foot fixed and looks bad running. Morse has a better ISO, LD and IFFB rate though Pujols does hit a few more flyballs.

        Harper definitely better value than R. Soriano espcially when I can pick up Qualls on the WW.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @jack: Donaldson has been the best player there, Pujols is better than Morse, so you’re getting Harper who is injured over a healthy closer… Go for it if you like it…

  246. john says:
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    Grey how you see these guys ranks ros

    Cuddyer werth Gordon holliday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Werth, Cuddyer, Holliday

  247. pillar & stones? says:
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    Wood vs NYM (8.2) or Miley vs ATL (8.9)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miley

  248. SteveNZ says:
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    I’d like to take Singleton for a spin today in the Util spot in the ol’s H2H, but CJ is a pretty tough start for him, no?

    (Not to mention I also have Springer, Zimm and Arcia as Util alternatives…)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: you want to bench springer? you need more leagues to save you from having the time to think of such things.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @goodfold2: Not saying I want to, but as I have Pujols at 1B, I’d *need* to bench him if I wanted to play Singleton.

        And 5 leagues is anough for me, thanks. The FCL is aging me about 5 years a week on its own.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like you have no way of playing him

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, and when Votto and Santana come off the DL (not to mention Arenado) I’m going to have a nasty jam up at 3B (own Panda too) and Util…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good problem to have… You in first in that league?

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            @Grey: Yeah – only been beaten once (by my sister!) and 5.5 games clear in the standings.

            And it’s probably more down to my offense than my relievers – kinda makes me think about trading a spare bat for an upper-tier closer…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds like you should clear out some of those bats…

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Ok then. Guy has Lawrie at 3rd. Does one of Panda or Zimm + Britton get Kenley or Koji?

                If so, which 3B should I offer up?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It would work for me, try it… With Zimmerman…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Any preference between Kenley and Koji?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Kenley, but I’d take either

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              @SteveNZ: being in first place actually explains that creative thinking. people in first are like millionaires thinking of new investment ventures. they’re already rich so they think (possibly correctly so) they can or should “gamble” on new ideas, like benching springer to be able to play singleton his first day up. not that only first place teams do stuff like that, but the rest of us do it when we’re losing out of desperation, like benching pujols a couple of sundays back when he hit 2 homers, due to him hitting like .130 that week until sunday.

  249. Jason says:
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    Stanton, Arcia, K. Davis, Dickerson

    Start Alex gordon over any? Hittertron does not like his matchup tonight at all….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit him

  250. Let ARoid Play! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Would you trade Marte for Alvarez if you were in need of HRs and RBIs? I have plenty of speed.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  251. SpecialFNK says:
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    don’t you hate when you’re talking players with someone and then they finally propose something that isn’t what you had talked about. ugh.

    what about this?

    give- Wilin Rosario, Zach Britton.
    get- Yadier Molina, Martin Prado

    MY TEAM
    CA- Rosario. 1B- Davis. 2B- Gyorko. 3B- Machado. SS- ECabrera. IN- Moreland.
    OF- Cruz. OF- Cuddyer. OF- Crisp. OF- Calhoun. UT- Saunders.
    BN- Duda, Cron, LaMahieu, Blanks, Pederson, Dyson, Roberts.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- ESantana. RP- Papelbon. RP- Britton.
    P- Oviedo. P- Kennedy. P- Ross.
    BN- Kuroda, Floyd. DL- Erlin. DL- Siegrist.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, it’s pretty wahtever

  252. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    Grey there’s a very good joke here somewhere, earlier rotoworld mentions that A. aramis comes off DL today, B.he’ll be DH’ing (this was actually a quote about being getting immediate at bats at DH position), even though this game is in MIL. C i’m sure espn department of “getting guys back into lineup” was seen earlier being confused since he would’ve been telling people to “get him back into your lineups” even though he’s not in his real life team’s lineup. It’s possible the rotoworld guy forgot that MIL came back from AL 15 or so years back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  253. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    I know what hitter tron says but who would you rather start
    jay bruce vs lincecum
    or
    melky vs anibal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  254. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Shallow 11 team 5×5 …

    Someone just dropped Heyward. Drop any of these or hold steady?
    OF – Bautista, Rios, Springer
    U – Gordon
    BN – Rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  255. Oppo Taco says:
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    Start or sit wheeler @CHC tonight? SON is lukewarm and he seems to be worse away from citi field, good last start though, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  256. Oliver says:
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    What do you think of trading Chris Sale for Segura, O wise one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I could see taking segura…

    • Oliver says:
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      @Oliver: It would leave me with a pitching lineup of Bailey, Santana, Chavez, Eovaldi, and Liriano. Segura would replace Everth.