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When Jose Fernandez walks into the 18-and-over strip club, where only the drinks are virgins, that’s called “Rookie Nookie,” he flips his rookie cards like they’re dollar bills, yelling, “Jose make it rain!  Jose make it rain!  Get it?  Hoe say, ‘Make it rain.’”  He explains his puns, but he doesn’t need to explain his stuff.  It’s filthy with a side of Dirt Nasty.  Last night, his line was 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners (2 hits) and 10 Ks.  Sure, it was against the Padres, but Nolasco just got his asco handed to him by the same team.  Fernandez is in the upper echelon of K-rates (9+) for all pitchers with a more than manageable walk rate (hair above 3).  Oh, and he’s 20 years old.  He can’t buy alcohol!  He can’t legally marry an illegal alien in the state of Mississippi without parental consent!  He’s so young Jose Tabata’s wife could’ve gave birth to him!  He skipped right from High-A to the majors, so this is basically his Double-A season.  I just got goose pimples on my butt thinking about how good he can be next year.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jeff Mathis – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and two homers in the last 3 games.  In two-catcher leagues, Mathis has people asking if they can play Misty for me.  BTW, your grandmother sees Bruno Mars and she asks, “Is that Johnny Mathis Jr.?”

Adeiny Hechavarria – 2-for-4 and his 4th steal.  I haven’t talked much about him because A) He’s hitting .208.  B) His name is impossible to spell.  C) There’s no C.

Jedd Gyorko – Has no timetable to return, but it’s looking like it could be at the end of this week.  Geez, he’s really Gyork-ing his owners around.

Edwin Encarnacion – Scratched due to a sore hamstring.  The National Council of Pork insists this is an isolated incident for Edwin’s hamstring and should not reflect poorly on pork products, including but not limited to pork rinds, pork-flavored chewing gum and those generic Slim Jims you get at the gas station with ingredients listed as:  whatever-falls-off-from-the-better-stuff.

R.A. Dickey – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the Tigers.  I’ll say it for you…Sonavabench!  The good news is Dickey looks like he’s back from his early season woes.  The bad news, because of the nature of the knuckler, there’s no way of knowing what he could do next.  Still, much rather have him coming off of two solid starts than where he was, say, five starts ago.  So, adjust your sweatpants, your Dickey’s turned a corner.

Jose Reyes – 3-for-5 and his 3rd homer.  But what did Rajai do?!

Rajai Davis – 2-for-5, 2 runs and 2 more steals.  Now has 7 steals in the last 4 games.  After the game, Rajai said, “As the King of SAGNOF, I wear the same crown Vince Coleman wore when he threw fireworks in a crowded parking lot.  My velvet robe was bestowed to me by Rickey Henderson; I believe he bought it at Bed, Bath and Beyond.  My leather pants are from Carlos Mencia, who stole them from Eddie Murphy.  I will also be appearing on QVC this weekend where everything’s a steal!”  He then raised a vertical hand with a slight twist of the wrist and waved.

Mark DeRosa – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs with his 5th homer as he started for Edwin at 1st base and hit cleanup in Edwin’s spot.  So, they were either saving lineup cards or the opposing manager stole the Jays lineup cards to roll cigarettes.  I’m going with the latter since across the field was Leyland.

Omar Infante – 4-for-4, 2 RBIs and a home run.  Nice batty call by me yesterday even if the Hitter-Tron wasn’t feeling it because it was too busy feeling the bottom side of a Buick.

Anibal Sanchez – Left yesterday’s rehab game after taking a liner off his calf.  He’s currently being checked by doctors and PETA is tending to the calf.

Jose Alvarez – 3 IP, 4 ER.  More like No Quiero Alvarez.   *blows on knuckles, rubs them on shirt*  Thank you, 13 years of Spanish!

Wandy Rodriguez – Wandy will miss at least another three weeks after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection into his elbow.  I once got a collagen injection into my lips so you could see them under my mustache.  I wonder if it’s the same thing.  Probably not!

Marlon Byrd – 3-for-7, 1 run.  And this Byrd you cannot cage!  As I’ve been saying for about two weeks, Byrd is a hot schmotato.  He’s now doing an extended hot schmotato remix with David Guetta.

Omar Quintanilla – 3-for-5, 1 run.  The Mets announced they weren’t sure if Ruben Tejada would take over for Quintanilla.  There’s your answer to if the Mets announce something no one cares about, will anyone listen.  Sucker!

Wade Miley – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks in Metco.  The Stream-o-Nator had him at $10.3 yesterday, with $10 being the cut-off for a solid start, so SON nailed this one.  Speaking of SON, I’m about to get ready to abuse it in the 2nd half of the season like Roseanne Barr with one of her husbands.  Now there’s a solid sample size for most pitchers and offenses to start streaming like a madman.  Not to mention, after my disastrous weekend of pitching, I’m ready to take chances.

Trevor Cahill – Hit the Disgraceful List.  Too bad, so sad.  The Diamondbacks will replace him with either Tyler Skaggs or Charles Brewer.  Brewer’s not related to Bernie or a good pitcher.  I have some love for Skaggs– *shooting up in bed, dripping with sweat*  I just had a nightmare that Zack Wheeler pulled my fantasy team up on his computer and picked himself up for my team.  Rookie pitchers are an evil beast that don’t use coasters and leave the toilet seat up, which is terrible for feng shui.  If you are feeling like you could gamble, I could see grabbing Skaggs, but he did have a 5+ ERA in three starts this year.  In most mixed leagues, I’m taking a wait-and-see approach.

Aaron Hill – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  The Diamondbacks offered masking tape to anyone who bought a Cahill jersey.

Gerardo Parra – He should be fine, but he left yesterday’s game after faceplanting.  Weird, I once left a carnival after face painting.

J.J. Putz – 1 IP, 1 ER and a blown save.  What does this have in common with John Wayne Bobbitt?  A Putz picked up right where he left off.  I just dropped Bell because he’s been terrible and I half-expected him to give up runs yesterday when he came in for middle relief, but after Putz’s outing, Bell or Hernandez could see saves shortly.  I will now put in a waiver claim to pick Bell back up.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see Putz end up back on the DL by this time next week.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer as he was activated from the DL.  Unfortch, he sat in our DL slot yesterday in a Yahoo league.  It’s really stupid that you need to bring a guy off the DL the day before in Yahoo leagues.  What would this take to fix?  Possibly twenty minutes by a competent programmer?  There’s no reason why it’s set-up this way.  It’s not like it heightens my fantasy game play by dropping a random middle reliever for a fresh-off-the-DL player.  Could one of our more ridiculous commenters harass someone at 1-800-Yahoo-Dum?

Jayson Werth – 2-for-5, 1 run, 5 RBIs.  He has more counting stats in the last two days (4 runs, 5 RBIs) than quite a few of my teams.  Sad emoticon with an apostrophe tear.

Denard Span – 1-for-3, 3 runs.  Here’s your takeaway:  don’t stream against the Nats anymore, they are collectively on fire.

Ryan Zimmerman – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and 1 steal.  Meanwhile, Jordan Zimmermann went 3-for-3 with 2 runs.  Elias Sports Bureau said that was the most hits in a game by players with the last name that started with Zimmerman since Bob Zimmerman played Guitar Hero.

Jordan Zimmermann – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  After an early lead, JZ got complacent like when he was made the president of Def Jam and released Kingdom Come.

Yovani Gallardo – 3 IP, 8 ER.  YoGa is actually very calming when he’s not on your team.  He’s downright orgasmic on the person’s team who picked him up right after you dropped him who was also right in front of you in ERA.

Juan Francisco – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer, and 4th homer this week.  Doode’s out of his mind right now, and if you’re thinking about picking him up, one question:  what are you waiting for?  Him to cool off?  Okay, that’s two questions.  You know who Juan Francisco reminds me of?  No, not your cousin Fred.  I don’t even know your cousin Fred.  He reminds me of Pedro from Pittsburgh.  Juan’s a poor man’s Alvarez.   I will call him Pauper Alvarez.

Rickie Weeks – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  See, he doesn’t need the recently-demoted Scooter breathing down his neck (except in cold movie theaters to warm him).

Sean Halton – 2-for-4, 1 run.  JayWrong recently went over Halton, let’s go there, “The five year minor leaguer, Sean Halton looks to translate some of his power to the big leagues.  He’s been old for the levels he’s played, but he’s also a very big man (6-5, 250) and could be a cheap source for power.  Based on his minor league numbers, the high K% may not translate well to the big leagues, and combined with a low walk rate, contact might be Halton’s undoing.  But if you have an open corner, he might be worth a look like my Khmelnytsky Uprising diorama.”  Weird, I have a bumper sticker that says, “Cossacks might be anti- a lot of things, but not dioramas!”

Evan Longoria – Sat out yet another game due to his plantar fasciitis.  Sounds like something that would sideline Tree Man.

Matt Moore – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks vs. the Lastros.  Put a wild pitcher against a team that is allergic to walks.  You get this game with a bunch of sneezes and misses.

Ryan Roberts – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and two homers (4 and 5).  He said if he ever had a two-homer game he’d get another tattoo, but it’s gonna take a while since he has to laser one off to get another on.

Sam Fuld – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Fun fact!  Sam Fuld once held up a poker game for five minutes, correcting someone on how to pronounce his last name while saying he wasn’t folding.

Sean Rodriguez – 4-for-6, 3 RBIs.  He doesn’t play every day and has two homers on the year.  Hey, when you yawn, say excuse me.

Wil Myers – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Rays score 12 runs, Myers hits cleanup and this is the game he gives?  Ticker tease!

Todd Frazier – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer.  I’ve been trying to get people to not drop Frazier for what feels like six weeks.  I’m losing the battle, but I still hope Frazier goes on a crazy streak and ends the season with 30 homers and a .260 average.  Still well within the realm of possibility, which outside the realm of Winterfell.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-3, 2 runs.  From all of these hits, you’d think the Reds played a whole game yesterday.  They didn’t; it was cut short by rain.  That becomes more obvious when you see Bronson Arroyo threw a two-hitter in six innings.  Whoa, Arroyo, get out of Jay Bruce’s blurb!

Ryan Hanigan – 2-for-2, 1 run.  The never-before-seen Mr. Hanigan would’ve went 2-for-6 if he had a chance.

Ryan Vogelsong – Played catch yesterday, which was caught on tape, then Tom Bergeron introduced the clip on America’s Boringest Home Videos.

Brandon Belt – 1-for-1 with his 9th homer.  Right after his homer, the rain came.  Hey, he should go to the booty mart with Jose Fernandez.

Chris Parmelee – 2-for-3 and his 8th homer, his third homer in the last nine days.  Chris Parm with a side of hot schmotato would make my Italian ancestors roll over in their grave, but it could be happening.

Josh Willingham – Will undergo an MRI on his knee.  For full disclosure purposes — or porpoises if dolphins are reading — I dropped Willingham in a 12 team mixed league this weekend.  I think it was while I was clearing house of my rookie pitchers, so he didn’t have to go home, but couldn’t stay on my team any longer.

Derek Jeter – Ran the bases yesterday.  Officially, the first time this year, but his assistant had to send out six dozen gift baskets in June for him going 1st to home.

Robinson Cano – 3-for-4, 4 runs, 3 RBIs with two homers.  Jackin’ Robinson!

Zoilo Almonte – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 3rd steal.  Slightly surprised he’s not getting the same heat as Jose Iglesias.  What, the Red Sox are over-overhyping the Yanks?  For shame!

Carlos Marmol – Sounds like he’s headed to the Dodgers.  He’ll be the only person in LA that walks everywhere.

  1. Be The Ball says:
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    Last roster spot, do you like Jayson Werth or Gregor Blanco?

  2. Matthew says:
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    You said some really funny stuff today. Thanks for the chuckles.

    Goldy with the HR? Is he not the Shizz? I thank you for the advice on drafting him in 2 of 4 leagues (Prince and Votto in the others)

    It sucks owning J Fer knowing he is gone in 2 months.

    That’s all.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Matthew:

      it also sucks knowing that they’ll all be gone in 3 months .

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matthew: Haha yea, I though Goldy’s price tag was too steep in some drafts (Sky picking him in 2nd round in one league!) but liked him a lot more than ESPN’s ranking of like 60 something which was preposterous. Grey the almighty! Or albrighty…

  3. MasterofGrond says:
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    Debating a waiver claim to reacquire Heath Bell.

    It’s probably a prudent move, I have the roster space until Burnett comes back and Putz is, well, a bit of a putz, but I’m just not sure if I can stand him smirking at me from his damn player page anymore.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MasterofGrond: I watched the save opp and Putz looked awful. First of all it clearly looked like Byrd’s double was a homer, then John Buck gets thrown out at second trying to advance on a wild pitch. He woulda gotten to second faster in a wheelchair. Bell surprisingly was the only one who didn’t give up a run out of Putz/Hernandez/Bell last night. I think Bell is the closer again very soon.

      • MasterofGrond says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yup. I grabbed him just to be safe. BUT THAT GRIN UGH

  4. Brooke says:
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    Hi Grey. I hate Gallardo. Parental discretion is advised…….I hope he dies. I wish for him to drink a bottle of Tequila, get behind the wheel of his EL Camino and hit a Sequoia Tree, or a Saguaro Cactus, or whatever the hell they have in Mexico that is strong enough to eject him from his car so he can become dinner for a family of Chihuahuan Ravens. I would only feel remorse for the worm.

    I now only wish for him to be traded to the Diamondbacks so my wish can come true. I’m stuck with this POS for one more start due to a weekly line up and I can’t drop him until Thursday. I’d trade his second start right now for a case of ragging Herpes if I could. I hate him. Thank you for providing me the forum to vent, I do feel a bit better now.

    • Prezz says:
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      @Brooke: getcha self a cheeseburger, girl! Damn!

      • The Dredd Pirate says:
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        @Prezz: are you the 3rd or 4th girl reader? Just curious.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Brooke: don’t worry about the worm, that’s only in Mezcal

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Brooke: wow,i dropped him in 2 leagues a month ago and have loved it,he will tease you at times with decent games but he isnt even striking guys out this year

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Brooke: As a Brewers fan, I can’t really argue for him. Just lost it. I hope we can trade him for 3 pitching prospects and rebuild our atrocious rotation. I can’t even watch when opposing teams bat anymore.

    • Turf says:
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      @Brooke: Brooke, meet Carlos Marmol. As a courtesy, I stuffed his already penned death certificate in his back pocket. Now you two kids go have some fun!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Brooke: You go girl! What’s that old saying about drafting FBB teams? Draft with your head, not with your penis…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brooke: I segundo that or saguro that

      • Brooke says:
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        I thought I was over it but I still woke up angry. Maybe it’s because I’m stuck with him for his second start. I’m not even kidding, I had a dream that I killed him. I snuck into Miller Field and dropped some cyanide into his post game Gordita. I abruptly woke up after I saw Ron Roenicke and Doug melvin playing naked duck-duck-goose with the janitors. .

        I’m assuming I’m going to be angry until he really dies but I’m looking ahead to Thursday when I can drop him. Cingrani and Leake are my best options because they go twice next week…..Which one should I try to get first? Thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Leake

    • Mark Robinson says:
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      @Brooke: Why can’t all women be like Brooke? I’m in love and I treat ladies like ladies!

      Don’t know what Brooke does in real life, but she should start her own cloning biz. Could make big bucks, men would flock to and fight over her clones in a heartbeat.

  5. Prezz says:
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    Remember when i dropped jo fer in every league? Good times, good times…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Prezz: me too, been there, bleeding from that

      • Prezz says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: so is it you or me thats callin yahoo? Greys request…

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Prezz: I’m not allowed to make contact with them anymore

          • Prezz says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: HA!! seriously… They hate to see Prez pop up in the comment section… As a matter of fact, i think they got rid of the comments at the bottom because of me…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Prezz: Well JoFer owning SD isn’t exactly that shocking. But he’s been better than I thought for this year after watching his debut.

      • Prezz says:
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        @JB Gilpin: i was all over him.. then he had some bad starts, kept getting pulled at 75 pitches and his inning limit loomed .. so i dropped him and im pretty sure hes been solid since that day.. oh well, jo fers owners boners will sober soon… Next year, i will be reaching…. A ton .. yes.. youre welcome..

  6. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Cossack makes a lot of lame movies but a really tasty Perogi!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Dude, you and the food references! Can I have Perogis for breakfast?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @JB Gilpin: you don’t have to ask permission to eat Perogi’s for breakfast, just not sure who serve’s them for breakfast in the Carolina’s

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: Yea no one. I’d have to boil frozen ones :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: They mash the potato filling by just giving it the death stare.

      • Natural Born Champs says:
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        @Grey:
        Pierogi not pierogis. Ask Greys old neighbor ;]

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  7. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Excellent as usual……..
    Should I drop Smyly for Skaggs? Trying to see if he makes the ‘tation but starting to think the bullpen is where he stays. Thoughts.
    Also, R. Delgado ain’t lookin’ to shabby. Worth a flier in a deepy.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: hold on Skaggs, grab Delgado if it’s a deep league

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Not big on Delgado at all, reportedly the DBacks coulda had Teheran instead, oops! Like Skaggs more, and I Smyly won’t start this year, they like him too much in situational relief.

      • stumanji says:
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        @Brooke: @JB Gilpin: LOL Towers. What a terrible GM.

        /remembers that Amaro Jr is still Phillies GM, cries into 2008 World Series rally towel.

  8. DMurph says:
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    Miguel Gonzalez or Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez? stumbled upon the other guy (next Cuban pitcher)

    • charlie hustler says:
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      @DMurph: 29-year old Mexican league find vs. 26-year old Cuban hype beast. What’s the question?

      AL-only stalwart with mixed league potential vs a total guess – at some point, one of these Cubans is going to flame out, right?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @DMurph: Agree with above, depends on format, in AL only you gotta take the former who is pitching now, in mixed dynasties where you can have inactive roster spots, I’d take a shot on the latter

  9. Matthew says:
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    I have Braun on my DL. Which pitcher would you stash?

    Peavy of Pineda?

    Peavy should be back after the AS break so 2 weeks til the AS break, figure he’ll be a good stash.

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matthew: Peavy of Pineda, the duke of southern Spain! Haha, I’d take Peavy

  10. 123 kid says:
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    Need 1b from waivers: Frazier or Carter? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @123 kid: Frazier, Carter is on pace for a ridiculous amount of Ks

  11. charlie hustler says:
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    Patting myself on the back right now for starting LHP Diamond vs. Yankees, but there’s no upside in AL-only, is there? I’ve got Chen and Anibal and he goes when one of them is activated, no? I could also jettison Tepesch, but I’ve got to keep schmos to obtain IP and K numbers. I’ve got Kyle Gibson on my minors roster, is he worth activating over either Diamond or Tepesch, with the proviso that if I keep him on my minors roster, I can activate him next season at the end of the regular draft? Also, what do you think of Cisnero in the Astros bullpen as a holds guy? I’m using Joe Smith and Yoervis the Mariner at the moment.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @charlie hustler: Yea I’d rather those DL guys, Diamond doesn’t really have upside but will give you innings in AL only. If you’re playing for now, I might activate Gibson now for Diamond. I like the last two holds guys more, Cisnero looked shaky the only time I watched him and how many holds will the Stros really have down the stretch?

  12. The Dutch says:
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    Who do you like better for the rest of the year
    Price or Medlen?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Dutch: Price this second since he is apparently feeling OK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Dutch: I’d take Medlen, and I own Price

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @Grey: You’d take Medlen, BECAUSE you own Price.
        I swear I’ve never seen a pitcher so babied coming back from a minor injury. At one point I heard they wanted him to make 6 rehab starts! What’s the freakin’ point of wasting that many innings/pitches in the minors. Thank god he returns tonight. I hope he doesn’t get a hangnail.

        • Grey

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          I just hope he gives a quality start…

  13. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    2b position is a barren wasteland in my league. Dozier or Infante? Just dropped Dozier for Infante but not sure if it was the best move. My league does count Average and OBP as two of the categories though..

    • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: To make things even better I drafted Kipnis but dropped him after he was batting like .150 the first month of the season.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: Ugh dropped Kipnis! I would’ve put him in Never-nude/Never-drop status. Yea I’d rather Infante in that lineup. Hope you got Infante’s game yesterday in there!

      • Tio says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        A perfect example why you never pull the trigger on a drop too early.

        • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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          @Tio: Yeah I’ve somewhat sabotaged myself this year, also have dropped Jose Fernandez and Masterson at some point.

  14. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Greyski!!
    Hey man what digits i can expect from Rendon in future?
    I owe him in my keepers league and not sure if its worth to hold.
    Is Yelich a better stash?
    Thanx

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Natural Born Champs: I think I’d prefer Rendon in a better line-up and park. A .280 15/8 with solid runs and RBIs

      • Natural Born Champs says:
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        @Grey:
        Damn you guys mean full season stats or rest of this season?

  15. Jason says:
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    I have a yahoo league and you can set up the league to add players and activate the same day. It’s not the default setting so whoever created the league chose it to be that way.

    Would you take Jose Fernandez and machado for votto in a keeper. Would replace votto with either kind or Frazier.
    Or could do votto and longo for Jo Fer, machado, and rizzo.

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @Jason: Yeah my yahoo league is set up to be able to make same day roster moves which alleviates the DL activation issue.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Moose Out Front: i just told my 2 commissioners about this, where it this setting listed?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Jason:

      i’m a machado machado man , and assuming no restriction on time nor money in
      your keeper , the choice is easy for me ==> over votto .

      others will ‘shirley’ disagree .
      and there will be some bumps in the road ahead .

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason: How many spots are kept? If a lot, I might do that too, but close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: Oh? Really? That’s weird, cause I’m in like 6 Yahoo leagues a year for many years and I don’t think I’ve ever been able to do it… I could see Machado/Jo-Fer for Votto, but you’re not giving enough info

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: we keep 5. Currently keeping Votto, Longo, Heyward, Stanton, and Stras. I know that i have longo too, but with his njury history I’m ready to move on. its a h2h league 6×6 with QS and Total Bases as the additional cats.

        currently in 3rd place out of 10. want to be able to compete this year too. I dont have to move votto but really like Machado. I am trying to get get Votto/Longo for MAchado/rizzo/felix done, but the other guy is being a prick!! so he said that he is more interested in Votto and kinda wnts to hold onto Felix. So, not that I need to deal Votto but looking at alternative offers and cam e up with Jo Fer and Machado for Votto and than try to move Longo if possible.

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: and check your league settings for the weekly deadline field. My league is set to Daily-Today, which allows for adding and activating players the same day. only sucky thing is that you can;t drop a guy that night once the game starts, i have to wait until morning. AND you can;t pick someone up if their game has started unless you drop a guy that isn;t playing that day or hasn;t started their game yet.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jay: Yeah, not in my league settings… Keep Votto

  16. neogonzo_mourning says:
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    LOL @ Cahill/Hill and walking everywhere in LA!

  17. Matt says:
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    Francisco Liriano or Jordan Lyles + Anthony Rendon? 12 team H2H keeper, players mentioned have equal keeper value

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matt: Rendon side, Liriano is on borrowed time with that bum shouler

  18. The Strolg says:
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    Rajai’s Smorgasbord of Sagnof
    Todays Special: Stealing third on catchers throw back to pitcher!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Strolg: Haha I saw he stole third but didn’t know it was on the throw back haha

  19. Frank White says:
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    What up… Would you pick up Leonys Martin and drop Peralta?? I have Reyes and he’s a bench guy.. 10 team mixed h2h points..

    • Frank White says:
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      Or grab Juan Francisco?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: Answered on my last post, yea MArtin

  20. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :
    so , in that screwed-up brain of yours ,
    if somehow mark derosa and jorge had a daughter and named her rose ,
    rose derosa de la rosa …. (g. stein) .

    cust .

  21. Travis says:
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    Marte hasn’t been stealing much lately… He or Dominic Brown droppable for Rajai?

    • Travis says:
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      @Travis: Mainly brown–Marte is good in other areas still. Just saying, need steals

      • Travis says:
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        @Travis: or Wil Myers droppable?

        • The Thumb says:
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          @Travis: No x3. Try to trade them first.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Travis: Agree with above, keep all three of those guys

  22. Tommy Gunn says:
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    Was offered Teheran for Heyward. I can use pitching and right now have Heyward on my bench (my OF is loaded). Fair trade? I can’t sell Heyward to anyone. So it’s either this or do something like Heyward/J-upton for Wain/Bourn.

    Thoughts?

    • Keith Ellett says:
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      @Kraftster: @Tommy Gunn:

      I am having same issues. I would rather do heyward for Teheran. Teheran has been nasty recently. Also you can’t risk giving up both jupton and heyward. One of them is going to go off , I actually think both will

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tommy Gunn: Looking more and more like another lost year for Heyward. No problem with that move.

      • Tommy Gunn says:
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        @JB Gilpin: No concerns with him possibly moving back to the bullpen when Beachy returns? I just feel like as soon as I do this trade heyward goes OFF. Happens every time.

        • Tommy Gunn says:
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          @Tommy Gunn: I’m actually going to counter and offer Heyward/headley for Teheran/machado. See I I can upgrade 3b also. Machado over headley all day right??

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Tommy Gunn: Definitely Machado over Headley. I like that trade you posted above best, but dont know if you can get it. Beachy is still a ways out, I’m not too worried about Teheran to pen

            • Tommy Gunn says:
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              @JB Gilpin: I sent him this offer. Worst he can do is reject and then I can revert back to the original Heyward for Teheran deal. We’ll see. Thanks boys!!

  23. Andrew Brownspot says:
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    Someone in my 8-team H2H just dropped Heyward and Panda. Am I missing something on these 2 here or should I be high-fiving everyone in sight to use my #1 waiver to drop Lind and Leonys?

  24. Kraftster says:
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    Everth Cabrera or Starlin Castro this year and next 2 seasons?

    • Keith Ellett says:
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      @Kraftster:

      Cabrera. He seems to have figured it out this year. Could be the roids. I’m starting to worry about Castro. Still very young. It’s a very volatile situatiom

      • Kraftster says:
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        @Keith Ellett:

        That is basically my feeling as well. I could effectively swap 3 years of Cabrera for 3 years of Castro and net Ryu and Jorge Alfaro in place of Kyle Gibson.

        The PED issue and “career year” of Cabrera and the possible buy low of Castro has me wanting to pull the trigger.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kraftster: Probably Cabrera, but still possible suspension looming looking that far into the future

  25. Keith Ellett says:
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    Need some help.

    12 team roto 2k innings cap

    C Ruiz
    1b votto
    2b seager
    Ss zobrist
    3b machado
    Of heyward
    Of j upton
    Of Adam jones
    Util Lind
    Util rajai
    Bn Hosner
    Bn jay Bruce
    Bn l Martin
    Bn morales
    Bn Eric young/rotating ww spot

    Sp wainwright
    Sp scherzer
    Sp Madison bum
    Sp Teheran
    Sp j Parker
    Rp Jim Johnson
    Rp Parnell
    Bn kluber

    My sp is awesome. Somehow gonna set a league record in wins. Not really worried about it. What I am having an issue with is I feel like I want to deal votto for cano or kipnis. Nobody will trade me anything elite at 2b or ss for jupton or heyward and seager combo. I need rbi’s hr’s avg. I have too many underpeformimg stars and can’t get good value for them. What should my plan of attack be. I also need rp help. Had wilhelmsan, am leading league in saves by 4 right now with a lot of people charging after me. Any players I can target to go off in second half? Whom should I deal from my squad to get things done.

    Thanks. You guys rock

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Keith Ellett: Well Bruce should probably be playing over Heyward, but all those top 3 guys on your bench are moveable, maybe try to get a closer with one of them. I’d be fine with Votto for Cano, but not straight up for Kipnis.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Birdog: Haha sounds awesome

  26. Frank White says:
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    I’m trying to find another pitcher I can maybe keep for a while. What do you think about Jeanmar Gomez?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: Meh, not too big on him

  27. The Thumb says:
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    Stream Lackey vs SD or Griffin vs CHC today? Both home.

    Also, Erasmo has to be up after Saunders’ eventual blowup in Texas right?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Thumb: Like both, probably go with Lackey. Haha yea Erasmo should be up very soon.

  28. Moose Out Front says:
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    Is Wheeler droppable in a 12 H2H for SON streamer flexibility? I feel like it since I’m benching ZW for his upcoming start @MIL anyway.

  29. Kobayashi Maru says:
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    Better SV speculation, Jesse Crain, Vinnie Pestano, or Oliver Perez?

      • Kobayashi Maru says:
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        @JB Gilpin: tell me about it, I have the sexy crew of Koji, Veras, and Mujica (yay waivers!) and I really need 3. To compete in my 12 team. Word is that Veras might be shopped as a middle reliever.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Kobayashi Maru: Agree Houston needs to move Veras for anything they can get.

  30. Birdog says:
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    What’s up with Stephen Fife? 41 innings, 35 K’s, 2.83 ERA and 1.21 WHIP. Worth a grab for a couple weeks (@ SF this Saturday), then drop him when Erasmo gets the call up? I’d need to drop Kluber, Milone or Smyly to grab either Fife or Erasmo, what do you think?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Birdog: Yea if not too deep a league, I’d be fine dropping Smyly for Fife until Erasmo is up

  31. LastPlace says:
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    Lincecum at Cin?

    • Keith Ellett says:
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      @LastPlace:

      No way!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @LastPlace: Yea probably not

  32. Some talk that Archie Bradley may be the one called up, they are evidently not afraid to bring in a 20 year old if they think he is the best bet to succeed…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Elijah: I still think it’ll be Skaggs, but yea Bradley is close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elijah: Yeah, but guarantee he succeeds either…

  33. Silky says:
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    Francisco, Werth or Dunn for the next week? Hittertron says Francisco but needed other opinions.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Silky: I’d probably go Werth

  34. Shawn of the livid says:
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    I dropped Willingham too, for Leonys. Then Leonys instantly produces in a few cats on Sunday to pull me ahead by one point. Thank you sir! Fuck Willingham, that guy screwed me all year. He’s a bum!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Elijah: I wouldn’t be crazy about Gallardo either! Give us Skaggs and Bradley!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elijah: Thanks for sharing!

  35. Bill says:
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    Just had a massive trade proposed and I am close to accepting. I am in 4th place in a 6×6 Roto (holds and BB’s, also QS instead of W’s). To win I need a little help in all cats. I have no glaring weaknesses, just need to make up 10-12 points.

    Side A RECEIVES: Puig (keeper), Homer Bailey (Keeper), Tillman, Wilhelmsen

    Side B RECEIVES: Starling Marte (keeper), Jose Fernandez (keeper), Rivera and King Felix.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bill: Side B gets the better deal this year, Side A past this year

  36. Chris says:
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    Grey, suppose Longo misses more time than expected with sand in his vagina–who would you rather have filling in @ 3B: Juan Francisco or Mike Moustakas? Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: Ugh I just looked it up and Moose has 16 extra base hits on 51 total hits. Yikes. Francisco

  37. Doc Pounder says:
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    Revere or Martin ROS for steals?

  38. Ohhhhh Archie! says:
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    What do you say about this?
    “Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said Monday that prospect right-hander Archie Bradley is a possibility to be called up from the minors.”

    Really? Too soon? Or is he really coming up?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ohhhhh Archie!: Still think it’d be Skaggs right now but we do see Bradley at some point this year

      • Ohhhhh Archie! says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I agree. Some bozo in my 10 team league added Archie after hearing this news. Skaggs first. Then maybe we’ll see Archie sometime in August I think. Thanks Gilpin!

  39. KB says:
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    16-Team Keeper League – Keep Up to 5 Players – No limit on how long you can keep a player: I trade Myers/Taveras/Pettite to a rebuilding team for King Felix. Good offer? Fair? I’m already keeping Votto, Reyes, Zimmerman for 3 of my 5, Felix would be #4.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @KB: Yea I like that deal, Myers and Taveras are barely keepers in 90 total anyway, rephrase, love the deal

  40. Kobayashi Maru says:
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    Is this a good time to sell Medlen? He looked like the most likely guy to go when Beachy returned, and may be gone when that happens in a month, meanwhile, no one is thinking about his Job security.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kobayashi Maru: Well we need to see Beachy all ready to go, but yea I’d have no prob selling him

      • @JB Gilpin: I think you’re both probably right, that Medlen gets sent out to the pen, but as me and Grey have discussed, this is clearly prejudice against the Flat Billed Platypus of the world. 3.02 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and should have more wins but had some bad luck. Maybe he’s a douchebag? I dunno. Seems kind of weird to be salivating at the idea of chucking a solid No. 2 in favor of a guy whose arm falls off every other month.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Sixto Lescano: why not maholm or hudson, they’ve been worse over different periods than medlen. and shouldn’t they be looking out for teheran’s innings?

  41. Ryan says:
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    Do I trade soler wheeler and arencibia for posey in a h2h dynasty league?

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

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

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan: Yea I think so

      • Ryan says:
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        @JB Gilpin: is it worth it to take a hit in SP?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Ryan: Yea because Wheeler has tons of upside but I think it’ll be a little while and you never know

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: I wouldn’t

  42. Kobayashi Maru says:
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    Lame question but, whhich two do you roll with tonight? Cozart, Arcia, Belt or Moose?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kobayashi Maru: No such thing! I’d go Belt, 2-3 lifetime vs. Bailey

  43. Wilsonian says:
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    Looking at solidifying my rotation. How would these SPs be ranked:

    Fister, Dickey, Bailey, Griffin, Kluber

    Do I have that order right?

    H2H – W, QS, Ks, Ks/9, ERA, WHIP

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wilsonian: I’d move Bailey up one, then like it

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks JB. Wasn’t sure Bailey was up that high, didn’t realize he has a 9.0 K-rate and has 102 Ks on the year.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Wilsonian: Yup he’s been solid!

  44. The Thumb says:
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    If Bradley is in fact called up. Drop Erasmo for him?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Thumb: Nah probably not

  45. Peralta or Iglesias for a month or two, with the hopes that Jeter can keep running and fill the SS hole for my team come play off time

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @willy83: Peralta

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @willy83:

      peralta is the top hitting ss in the american league .
      snitches !

  46. Peralta or Iglesias for a month or two, with the hopes that Jeter can keep running and fill the SS hole for my team come play off time

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @willy83: Peralta

  47. Jimbo says:
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    Do i pull the trigger and trade howie Kendrick, Lirano, Lincecum for Brandon Phillips and Jake Westbrook?

    My SP: Bailey,Leak,Greinke,josh Johnson, Shields, Hamels, Cingrani, Morrow (sucks)

    12 team h2h category 6×6 .. extra category is QS

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jimbo: I like Howie and both those pitchers a lot more than Westbrook… I might hold off

  48. Neon Dullsum says:
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    keep talking ill of the Amish and you will have to answer to Levi

    dumasses

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Neon Dullsum: Is that someone in the Amish mafia?

  49. kyle says:
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    Drop willingham for Rajai in a 10 team league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @kyle: Yea I’d have no problem with it

  50. Dan says:
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    An owner in my 10 team league wants Nick Franklin. He has a terrible MI. My MI is Cano, Asdrubal and Kipnis, so Franklin is expendable. I want to get a pitching upgrade and trade Franklin. My top starters are Felix, J-Z, Bumgarner, Greinke, and Latos. His elite pitchers are Waino, Strasburg, and Sale. I’m thinking Zimmerman + Franklin for Waino. Do you like that upgrade or would you try to trade/acquire different pitchers in the deal?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dan: I like that deal a lot

  51. Neil Patrick Harris says:
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    Almost the same offense but which side do you like more?

    A. Jason Castro, Goldschmidt, Aaron Hill, Ryan Zimmerman, Alcides, Cespedes, Allen Craig, Yasiel Puig, Kyle Seager, Coco Crisp

    or

    B. Pierzynski, Goldschmidt, Infante, Ryan Zimmerman, Alcides, Bryce Harper, Cespedes, Allen, Craig, Kyle Seager, Coco Crisp.

    essentially… Jason Castro, Aaron Hill, Yasiel Puig or Pierzynski, Infante, Bryce Harper?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Neil Patrick Harris: Narrowly right side still think Harper is a stud

      • Neil Patrick Harris says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Not worried about Harpers knee? I actually traded Harper and Mike Minor for Justin Verlander 2 weeks ago. I’m just looking for reassurance on my trade lol Basically, if I didn’t pick up Puig, I never trade Harper.

        It was either trade Harper or Puig. I decided to sell the injured player. What do you think? This now gives me Darvish, Verlander, Samardzija, Iwakuma, Liriano, Cashner, Colon, Chris Perez, Frieri, Parnell along with my offense. 2nd place out of 14 teams..

        • Neil Patrick Harris says:
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          @Neil Patrick Harris: B. Is the offense I started the season with. A is the offense that I have now.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Neil Patrick Harris: Don’t mind it too much, but Verlander is a question mark too to bounce back to where he should be. Minor has been solid too. It was a close trade and if Harper needs another DL visit it’s money.

          • Neil Patrick Harris says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Thanks bro montana! Yea, it wasn’t easy trading Harper.. I had the highest hopes for him this year. He was my first pick (single season auction draft). But my gut was telling me Verlander will bounce back. He’s fixed a mechanical flaw with his shoulders so I’m hoping he comes back strong from here on out. Crossing my fingers..

            #vivalaPuig

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Neil Patrick Harris: Yup hopefully he gets back that 99 MPH heater in the 8th! Hope it works out!

  52. John Stamos says:
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    So, I’m still a big believer in Starlin Castro, however, am I too big a believer? A guy in my league wants to go Hardy for J-fer. I think the trade is fairly even, assuming J-Fer only pitches 160 innings this year, but I’m still not sold on Hardy for the ROS. If I can obtain Hardy for J-fer, and replace Castro in my lineup, should I do it? I might be too down on JJ and too high on Castro..

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @John Stamos: I don’t see them that far apart, I would try to do Castro and JoFer for Hardy and someone else

      • John Stamos says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Not a bad idea. I don’t want to force a trade though. He doesn’t really have any coveted pitchers, and my staff is pretty set. I could try to pry Hardy and De Aza for Castro and J-Fer. De Aza could be used in my UTIL spot if Kendrick ever cools off. Again, I’m happy with my hitters, pitchers and my 9 point 1st place lead though, so I don’t want to force anything. Thoughts?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @John Stamos: Yea I like that giving you a solid bench guy. I just think you should get something for Castro instead of rotting on your bench, so I like that move.

          • John Stamos says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Appreciate the input!

  53. Chadzilla says:
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    10 team 5×5 roto:

    Who’s the best ROS pitcher i can get for Carlos Gomez right now?

    Need W’s and K’s more than anything.
    buysellatops says verlander, hamels, shields, cain
    already have CC, Stras, and harvey

    Thanks mucho

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chadzilla: I would think offering for Verlander would be fine

  54. A couple of notes from the ‘machine’ –
    - $10 isn’t a solid stream on SoN. That’s the cream of streams. You’re lucky to see 1 a day at that level.
    - Miley’s start actually disappointed Stream-o-Nator/Machine at a $6.8 (http://www.razzball.com/player/8779/Wade+Miley/). Part of that isn’t Miley’s fault – he left with the lead and it would’ve been a $10+ start if he got the Win. The ER (0) and K’s (7) are solid. But that WHIP sucked it (1.76).
    - While SoN didn’t like Infante yesterday, it did suggest Juan Francisco (who I avoided b/c he’s HR or nothing…but he hit a HR) and helped me identify Sean Rodriguez (4-for-6 with 3 RBIs), Vernon Wells (2-for-3), and Zack Cozart (1-2 with 3 RBIs). SoN doesn’t like Ryan Roberts very much right now – pretty annoying since the machine’s father has Longoria and could’ve used those 2 HRs from the TB 3B spot.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rudy Gamble: I love that SON is a person and you are the creatorrrrrrrrr

      • coincidence it’s acronym is SON? should change hitter-tron to daughter-tron…

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Rudy Gamble: But then you gotta worry about guys drooling all over her

  55. Nice stuff, did you get any sleep? Jose Fernandez has been my favorite MLB’er since he made it off the raft from Cuba. Shame no one cares about the Fish to give him more pub, but pretty soon he will be a household name. Gyorko is definitely “Gyorking” owners right now, first half’s most under appreciated and valued player. Hope the hot streak stays intact when he returns

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Andy Singleton @Peoplez_MLFS: Yea I love JoFer, when I wrote on his debut I just thought he would have kinks, which he did, but I didn’t think he’d be this good this year. Love him for next year and his remaining innings this year. Yeah Gyorko was solid agree with hopes he keeps it up!

  56. Craig says:
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    Would you trade Cruz for Felix
    Need pitching got too many OF
    Jupton, Heyward, victorino, Werth, Cruz, Rajai, revere, Austin
    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Craig: Agree, I’d definitely want Felix

  57. BERK says:
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    I dropped Willingham too in my one 12 team mixer… In my other one, I have an outfield of Rios, Victorino, Desmond Jennings, Cespedes, Stanton. I want to move one for pitching so I guess my question for all Razzballers is, which of those four do you think is least likely to have a good second half? Thanks.

    • @BERK: Jennings has always been an enigma but my 4 would be: Stanton, Cespedes, Jennings, and Rios. Not sure Victorino will get you what you want tho, so I would be willing to deal Jennings

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @BERK: Agree with above, like Victorino the least, but will be a tough trade. I might actually move Rios, who is most risk of just falling off a cliff.

      • BERK says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks, JB!

  58. chillmodious says:
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    Hmmm, some heavy petting going on between Hitter-tron and that Buick-whore that loves to park in its driveway. Hitter-tron’s a gentlemen, though, so I bet it was under the hood but over the carburetor.

    • Turf says:
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      @chillmodious: Hitter-Tron’s herpes are rusty and he’s willing to trade them for Brooke’s YoGa. Hitter-Tron: “Consecrating the deal is half the fun!”

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chillmodious: Brooke was actually driving and hopped out of the car in Milwaukee

  59. JDW says:
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    The pitch Jose Fernandez throws at :50 seconds in the clip below is the freakin’ Charlie Brown Pig Pen of pitches!! Being that he’s a Cuban exile this pitch has its own name – “The Defector”.

    Sick!

    http://wapc.mlb.com/mia/play/?tcid=mm_mia_vid&c_id=mia

    • JDW says:
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      @JDW:

      I demand a five second GIF of that pitch – with sound – as the commentators are awesome in it!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JDW: Hah yea that was pretty nasty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JDW: And he’s only 20 years old!

  60. Turf says:
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    Hmmm, whose child support payments should I supplement? Daddy-issues NiCole or gutter Jersey girl SINgrani? JoFer’s no help as he’s been oddly obsessed with this 6’5” Amazon in 6 inch heels. She collects rookie cards.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Turf: Gerrit Cole or Cingrani is the question right? hah, I’d go Cole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turf: Ha! Cingrani

  61. Steve D. says:
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    As a Red Sox fan, I never thought I’d be asking this question, but… drop Lester for Lackey?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Colin: I agree with that in 12 team plus

  62. Chris says:
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    Nick Franlin for Lenoys Martin. I have Asdrubal at SS and Altuve at 2B. Good trade for me?

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris: *FRANKLIN

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: Yea I like that since you have MI depth

  63. brick says:
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    Favorite part of Fernandez’s game last night was him arguing with the coaches to let him pitch the 9th. He’s too awesome.

    Anyway, 16 team deep league with lots of keepers, anything wrong with dropping Garrett Jones for Ibanez? I’m currently starting Ellsbury, Jackson, Werth with Jones filling in on off days. I could use a few more HR in my OF and it seems like Ibanez is on pace to hit a bunch this year, anything I’m missing with Garrett Jones’ value going forward?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @brick: I’d have no problem with it, but argue Jones has similar power upside and Ibanez could be traded and platoon. But at this moment I’d go Ibanez too

      • brick says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Word, thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brick: Yup! Agree with JB

  64. chillmodious says:
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    Stream Phil Hughes today (@Min, SON $7.0)?

    I got YoGa’d yesterday, so if it’s close I’m willing to take a shot.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chillmodious: It’s close, I wouldn’t but if ya need it I don’t mind the gamble

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Any of these worthwhile?:

        Jason Hammel @ChiSox (SON -$.9)
        Pettibone @ Pit (SON $1.8)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  65. ManuteBologna says:
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    Grey, you nailed it. The only pleasure I got from Yovanni Gallardo is watching him destroy another team’s ERA after they greedily claimed him when I kicked him to the curb. YoGa-schadenfreude

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ManuteBologna: Yeah, yikes for owners who still have him

    • Wake Up says:
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      @ManuteBologna: Yoganfreude? Yoda…touching his toes…speaking with a German accent, but with the same inverted syntax…simultaneously engaging his core, the force, and dopamine receptors…he is…

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Wake Up: That would be Yodanfreude… and technically it would require an Austrian accent.

        “Austria, eh? Well, throw anotha’ shirimp on the barbie!”

        • Wake Up says:
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          @chillmodious: First of all, I believe I get to name my own newly coined portmanteaus…

          Second, in this perfectly believable absurd scenario, Yoda is practicing yoga and yodeling(which was implied)…since I was not emphasizing the yodeling, which would have necessitated the need for the Austrian accent, but the Yoga, which was invented in Dusseldorf, as everyone knows, he woulda coulda shoulda hada German accent, thank you…

          Fourthish, I don’t see what Barbie has to do with Austria…she and that shrimp Ken were both from Austin actually…that’s why they drove such a wicked pissa ofa cah that was too big too even pahk…

          • chillmodious says:
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            @Wake Up: HA. This made me laugh.

            To clarify, though, the Austrian accent was not due to the yodeling, but in reference to the -freude suffix. Although the father of modern psychology was was Czech by birth, he was for all intent and purposes Austrian. The accent only sounded German.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Wake Up: Yoganfreude more like YogaFreud with pitcher envy. “I wish I had stuff like Shelby Miller!”

  66. Ryan741 says:
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    Trade opinion for a H2H points league. What side do you prefer: Darvish/Cuddyer or Verlander/Kemp?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan741: V & K

  67. Rodney says:
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    After 2 years of J-Up being a tool, I got sick of him. Today I traded him for Segura, Sabathia and Ryu in a keeper league. Did I get enough?!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rodney: Yea I think so

  68. AB says:
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    Who are your top 2 streamers of these guys?
    Roberto Hernandez @HOU (Norris)
    Jarrod Parker vs CHC (Wood)
    Edwin Jackson vs PIT (Morton)

    Thanks JB

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @AB: I like Hernandez and Parker, if Parker’s healthy

      • AB says:
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        @Terse: That’s what I was thinking, but SON really likes EJax.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AB: Agree with above, I would rank Parker, (former) Carmona, Ejax

  69. Chris says:
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    Been wanting to unload Matt Moore for a while. Just got an offer for Leonys Martin. I’m hesitant to pull the trigger because of Moore’s past two starts, but will he just disappoint again in the near future? What would you do? Thanks!

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Chris: I’d sit tight. Martin was barely a top-100 guy. Moore is a stud in the making.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: I don’t think Martin was even close to top-100, I’d definitely sit tight

      • Terse

        Terse says:
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        @JB Gilpin: pre-2013, Baseball America had him #97. Not a very promising slot at all

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Terse: Oh you meant prospect wise, I thought you meant overall haha

  70. jro says:
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    Anyone on this list a possible 2nd half breakout? Either way who will help me most in the next few start or more. I had Cueto go down and Parker looks to miss a start need a SP.

    Cingrani-looks like hitter had started to figure out in last few starts pre demotion
    Gee-been looking solid.
    Blanton also looking very good, never liked blanton though seems to let me down
    Deduno-been following this guy since world classic he def has upside….on Twins ugg
    Perez-Hard throwing lefty on Texas gotta like that
    Fife surprisingly sneaky stats hmmm

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jro: I’d say Gee is the biggest upside in there because Cingrani will be back in bullpen duty at some point. Like Gee more than those other guys, but as for a true “breakout” don’t really see it in any of those guys.

  71. Terse

    Terse says:
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    Please talk to me, guys. I’m at work and I’m so bored :’(

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Terse: Only if you don’t bash me every time Kluber has a bad game!

      • Terse

        Terse says:
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        @JB Gilpin: hahaha,all in fun, friend. If you’d like, you can crap on me — I have Gallardo

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Terse: Hah I know, I’m not mad about it, glad I moved Gallardo in my dynasty two years ago! Got Kimbrel in that deal :)

          • Terse

            Terse says:
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            @JB Gilpin: So am I the only idiot in all of Razzball who insists on keeping that shmuck?

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Terse: In 10 teamers he’s droppable for streamers in deeper I’d hold

      • Terse

        Terse says:
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        @chillmodious: “Take me to bed or lose me forever, Chillmodious.”

        • chillmodious says:
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          @Terse: “Show me the way home, Terse!”

      • Goose says:
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        @chillmodious:

        You shake my nerves and rattle my brain?

  72. Tom says:
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    If Carlos Martinez comes up and does decent do you think he will pitch through 9/22 (my playoffs) or will he have an innings limit or some other obstacle (Wacha or some other pitcher taking his place)?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tom: Possibly, that’s a long way down the road. Performance could be an obstacle too, it’s not guaranteed he’ll pitch well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: I wouldn’t count on it

    • Wheeler in the sky says:
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      @Tom:
      Martinez has currently logged only 55 IPS (that move to the bullpen helped in this regard). He pitched 105 last year meaning 140 would seem likely for this year, so that leaves 85 IPs. There’s roughly 16-17 starts left in the year. If he averages 6 IP’s that gives him 14-15 more starts. Odds are if anything he averages less than 6 so I think he’s actually a safe bet to not get shut down early.

  73. Ben says:
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    1) Morneau or Brad Miller ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ben: No position concerns, Morneau, unless speed need.

  74. AB says:
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    You can skip this based on open-endedness but what would you do with this OF in a 12tm 5×5 H2H – start 3OF and 1UT
    Jones, Kemp, Puig, Cruz, Hamilton, CCrawford (DL)

    No one really wants Hambone, I might just have to drop Crawford once he’s off DL. Or just close the streamer spot and wait for one of my stud to inevitably get hurt right before the playoffs and overpay for some jerkoff like Billy Butler?

    C: VMart
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Cano
    3B: Zimm
    SS: Hanley
    OF: AJones/Kemp/Puig
    UT: Cruz
    BN: Hamilton, CCrawford (DL)
    SP: Waino/Scherz/Harvey/Minor/Milone/Garza/Wheeler/Erasmo/Streamer/Beachy (DL)
    RP: Frieri/Parnell

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @AB: I’m interested in what JB thinks, but I’d try and trade Kemp

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AB: I don’t think you drop Crawford, and I think even in 12 team Wheeler is expendable right now. You can wait until Crawford is back to make that decision though with a few more starts under Wheeler’s belt. I think you’re fine with that team in a 12er

    • AB says:
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      @AB: Thanks for the input

    • Chadzilla says:
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      @AB: I would try and trade Cruz and v mart for a stud catcher (muarer, posey, molina)-(opening up a spot for crawford) or just cruz for a stud reliever. Those are your only 2 weaknesses. I’ve had Cruz a couple times and this is the most consistent he’s been since 2009 so I’d be a little weary. Not to mention it’s not a season until he makes his annual dl stint. I see him and hambone having very similar 2nd half numbers

  75. Bush says:
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    In a standard H2H, got offered Votto for my Big Papí… things that make me go hmmmm

    • AB says:
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      @Bush: I’d accept before he could cancel

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bush: Haha nice commercial reference, Campbell’s Soup I wanna say? Yea hit accept ASAP

      • Bush says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Nah, C+C music factory, man!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Bush: What really? I coulda sworn Campbell’s Soup did that too maybe they coopted it

          • Negatto says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            Campbell’s – mmmmmm, mmmmmm, good :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bush: Take Votto…

      @JB: Soup? Really?

  76. TheNewGuy says:
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    More rookie nookie stuff.

    G Cole or Wheeler ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Still going Cole as I’ve picked all year

  77. dsimon says:
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    Grey, I had a dream last night that I dropped Mike Trout by accident, and as league commissioner you emailed me to make sure I hadn’t made some sort of mistake, but by the time I went to add him back to my team, someone had already grabbed him.

    I DON’T EVEN OWN MIKE TROUT.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dsimon: I sometimes have dreams of ridiculous stats, as lame as that is. Like, Brad Miller having 9 steals in his debut and stuff like that. I need to learn to catch those to lucid dream…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dsimon: A’la Reservoir Dogs, you’re gonna be okay, you’re gonna be okay, you’re gonna be okay, you’re gonna be okay….

  78. Hans says:
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    Need to replace cueto for a few weeks…Lackey, Cingrani, Tillman, Dickey or Gee? it’s a points league with no bench as well….

    • brick says:
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      @Hans: I’d go dickey I think, he looks really good now, and maybe you can get enough time out of him to not risk an implosion.

    • Nathan says:
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      @brick: @Hans: Lackey or Cingrani. As a Red Sox fan I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around Lackey’s first half numbers, but the appear to be real.

      As for Cingrani, what more do you need? He’s been lights out every single time he’s been a starter this year.

      Both carry way less risk than Dickey.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hans: I’d go Lackey. I know Cingrani wasn’t preparing for a 4 inning outing, but 6 walks his last appearance and a little control problem here and there in AAA. But he’d probably be second still

  79. Phoenix Rising says:
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    Ok, I have someone on the hook for Pujols and I need some pitching…He’s got Iwakuma, Kershaw, Medlen, Price, Ryu, Zimmerman, Miley…What do you like, what should I get in return? And am I alone on thinking Pujols is def a timebomb for the DL later this year?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Phoenix Rising: Doubt you can touch Kershaw, I’d ask for Price JZ or Iwakuma straight up

  80. Bryan says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Was offered this trade in a 10-team ESPN total points league:

    I trade Cargo…and get Hayward and Verlander in return. What do you think is the stronger overall side in this deal?

    Thanks in advance!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bryan: I’d want Cargo still

  81. black & white says:
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    I’ve been rolling out Jansen and Parnell as my closers. Not too bad the last couple of weeks, but can see needing an additional closer.

    Would dropping Gibson for Bell be a dumb move? Should I wait for the trade deadline to see who’s available to close then?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @black & white: In a 10 team I have no problem with that. Putz was awful, and Hernandez can’t get it done right now either, not that Bell was for that matter, but I think he gets the role

  82. Sniff Test says:
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    I’m combing the wire…and in the words of Space Balls…”we ain’t found shit”. Profar and Dyson are sitting there…which would you pick? Also Axford or Brothers in a holds league… need holds and speculative saves.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sniff Test: Haha well with an afro pick, it’s gonna be tough…I’d go Profar. Then Brothers. K-Rod will get more holds, and I don’t think Axford touches any save opps

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Look at Axford’s numbers over the past 30 games and I think you’d be surprised. I think either he gets dealt somewhere or some of his Brewer bullpen brotherhood gets swapped in the coming weeks. He could be getting saves again just down the road. Stranger things have happened.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Drexel Hill Dragons: You don’t have to tell me as a Brewers fan. But those numbers, at least a lot of them, were in not so close games and none in the 8th or 9th unless definitely a blowout that I can remember. Agree bullpen moves might make it happen though, and indeed stranger things have happened. Like what Fernando Rodney did last year

  83. Josh O.

    JoshO says:
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    Cingrani + Gallardo for Kuroda + Trumbo? Dynasty league. Kuroda owner looking to sell for future and set up at 1st/OF for foreseeable future.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JoshO: Much rather Kuroda Trumbo side

      • Josh O.

        JoshO says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I think so too. Even though my pitching staff has really let me down this year, so far. I mean, Gallardo has been a big reason why, Cingrani looks good but I can’t see him being long-term in the rotation. Kuroda is probably the best pitcher of the 3 and Trumbo may be the best player in the trade. I really needed this, getting frustrated with my team and voila, this comes along…

        • Josh O.

          JoshO says:
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          @JoshO: Thoughts Grey?

          Dynasty Points league. SP is gold in this league, the best options on Waivers right now are Joe Blanton, Joe Sauders, Esmil Rodgers. That’s why I have as many as I do on my bench. Missed on quality in the draft so tried to just load up on quantity…

          C Wilin Rosario
          1B Billy Butler
          2B Kinsler
          3B Aramis
          SS Segura
          OF Choo
          OF Myers
          OF Agonz
          Util Napoli
          Bn Kelly Johnson
          Bn Nick Franklin
          Bn Castellanos
          DL C Crawford
          DL Eaton

          SP Bailey
          SP Garza
          RP Jansen
          RP Soriano
          P Uehara
          Bn Garza
          Bn Gallardo
          Bn Cingrani
          Bn Parker
          Bn Kennedy
          Bn Erasmo
          Bn Gausman
          Bn Straily
          Bn Eovaldi
          Bn Bundy
          Bn Duffy
          Bn Jose Alvarez (sending him in deal, too and paying his salary)
          DL Beachy
          DL Ogando
          DL Morrow

          • Josh O.

            JoshO says:
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            @JoshO: Any thoughts, advice, opinions Grey? Your advice is always helpful. I appreciate it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… You have more starters than I’ve ever seen on a staff… You win! What’s the question? Esmil or Blanton over any of your pitchers? Not really… Bundy will be gone for another 23 months though… Looking at June 2015 for him…

              • Josh O.

                JoshO says:
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                @Grey: was asking about the trade above: Gallardo + Cingrani for Trumbo + Kuroda.
                Aside from that trade, what would be A good target, and what would you see as expendable?

                Also told you I went for quantity since I failed on quality in the draft. Haha. I just keep throwing darts at the pitching staff, hoping something sticks. It’s been frustrating. Started 5-1 and am now 8-6. My team has really struggled, was 1st in the standings after week 6, now I’m hanging on for deal life to the last playoff spot.. Gallardo last night made me want to punch multiple babies…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I agree with JB on that

                  • Josh O.

                    JoshO says:
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                    @Grey: What would be a reasonable target for Bundy in a dynasty league, if I am potentially looking to sell him for a more win-now piece?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      A number two to three SP… Kuroda-ish…

                    • Josh O.

                      JoshO says:
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                      @JoshO: Anibal? Or is the shoulder with him too concerning? Was actually offered that a couple weeks ago, before bundy was officially shut down. Not that the other owner would necessarily go for it now…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’d gamble on Anibal

  84. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Do I start:

    Kluber @ KC
    Weaver vs. STL
    Lackey vs. SD

    My pitching has been struggling. I am 18 innings below projections.

  85. James Skrmetta says:
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    Love the article (and mustache) Grey!

    Getting Longoria, Garza, and Werth for Prado, Addison Reed, and Felix Hernandez.

    Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @James Skrmetta: Depends on needs, probably Felix side with Longo dealing with more injuries

  86. Nathan says:
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    Seems like it would be worth noting that Bell was the only Diamondback releiver who DIDN’T give up a run last night.

    As a Bell owner hurting for saves, I’m hoping Putz chokes his chicken and gets beaten off the roster.

    Oy vey!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nathan: Noticed that too… Putz looked awful I have optimism for Bell

  87. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    would Markakis for Iwakuma be fair? The guy threw out Giancarlo for Iwakuma, which I immediately cancelled and thought of countering with Markakis, I thought I read a sell on Iwakuma or a don’t buy, something lately that I can’t remember right now

    • Prezz says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: thanks for the rec on Voltage in Concord. Saves me bridge toll and about 20 mins.. going today!

        • Prezz says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: ehh, not feelin it… Im going right now to watch youtube videos.

          Last night… I dropped my e twist on hardwood floor.. Of course it broke.. the button got pushed in.. i then raged and smashed the POS… so yeah, ill be looking for a new trustworthy one today…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Prezz: Prezz that’s your new baby… You must handle it like an infant…

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Grey: Prezz is not allowed to have pets

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, I’m worried…. Prezz, take it out to vape, put it away when not vaping… And don’t sit on it!

                • Prezz says:
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                  @Grey: you guys sound like the guy at the stote! Hahaha this time i did screw up and dropped it but the other two times i did nothing! It just shat on me.. the thing is i didnt like putting it in my pocket cuz it would go sideways get lodged in there…. I need a carrying case and a murse!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Get a fanny pack!

                    • Prezz says:
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                      @Grey: and wear my sweatshirt around my neck! Tied!

                      Sup ladies!?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sup ladies, I’m just smoking my modified vaping pipe, that isn’t broken because I have a fanny pack… Cool, and responsible!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Prezz: they have cases, side holsters, and neck holders. I know a few motorcycle riders that vape while they ride using the neck holder

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Grey: only Prezz would have this many issues

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Prezz needs a good fake woman like Brooke in his life!

                  • Prezz says:
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                    @Jack Full of Hate: hehe.. wat can i say? Everything i look at turns to stone…

            • Prezz says:
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              @Grey: i know, i know… I was rushin out the door and had it in my hands with a bunch of other shizz… That was the one thing that fell out… This time it was my fault.. but still im not going back to camel guys store again.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No, we’re done with that guy… We’re on the road to a new store where they treat Prezz right, you deserve it!

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Grey: positive grey who acts like he cares….a little. this is weird

                • Prezz says:
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                  @Grey: treat prezz wrong and he gone!!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ha… …Only to then return to where he was wronged and ask for a exchange…

                    • Prezz says:
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                      @Grey: haha exactly… This time i knew i wasnt gettin a new one from him.. Plus i hate dealin with that guy…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You should put a mark on the broke one with marker that you need black light to read, give it to him then see if he gives you the same one back…

                    • Prezz says:
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                      Look at grey using his CSI cleverness! Haha nah im done with that dude… its not even worth it. Jack hooked me up with “the spot”.. sorry, ali baba…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Awesome, I’m at my vape spot now… It’s da bomb dot bong!

                    • Prezz says:
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                      @Grey: sweett! Get some gummy bear!! Dude hooked me up with a juice called “Razzle”… Appropriate? I think so… Its blueberry, razzberry,cherry mixed… Bomb son, bomb..

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I have the razzle flavor too, swear to you… It’s solid… New favorite flavor… Pure Pear

                    • Prezz says:
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                      @Grey: not a big fan of pair… Then again im not a fan of cherry neither, but that shizz is good…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, give pure pear a try, shizz is wonderful and I don’t think I’ve eaten a pear in about 10 years…

                    • Prezz says:
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                      @Grey: will do! That razzle is the shit tho… Love it..

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup, delicious… I’m now vaping cloud princess… It’s perfumey… I bet Brooke would like it

                    • Prezz says:
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                      @Grey: im thinkin brooke is more of a bacon and sawdust flavored kinda girl.. not too much for the girly stuff. Cloud princess sounds heavenly for sure tho..

            • Prezz says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: dude this is just confusing me more .. so many different ones to choose from… How do i know which one is right for me!? Gee golly…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Prezz: when you see it you will know, go get ripped and then go buy, if the store has no clue what they are selling then don’t buy. I’m telling you, if you go to San Jose, they will know

                • Prezz says:
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                  @Jack Full of Hate: i never thought id say this but… Jack, you are a fucking saint. Place was nice, guy was cool as fuck, let me sample them and even gave me some free juice. Also, he said if theres any problems bring it back, theyll fix it. Lifetime warrenty on the battery. I didnt get a beast one cuz he had the same idea that the guy was sellin me faulty shizz. But yeah, im definitely taking the trip out there again. It was worth it. So many flavors in there, it was ridiculous.. thanks again man!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I would too, but is it a good idea when the regression fairies might be hanging around

  88. Kobayashi Maru says:
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    I was just offered CC for Kuroda. Sell-High/Buy-Low opportunity, or stick with Kuroda who has been better across the board this season and has a lower injury risk. What about CC for Medlen as a counter?

  89. Greyismyhero says:
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    Ive stashed Erasmo everywhere I could, now hearing rumors that Walker could be called up and guys are starting to stash him now in my leagues..Whats the deal?? What are the Mariners gonna do? Call them up both? Call Walker up 1st?? Need guidance here….Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Greyismyhero: Erasmo is definitely coming first. Walker I think gets Sept starts

  90. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    5×5 category leagues:

    Lind or Hosmer
    Crisp or Martin
    Rutledge or K. Johnson

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons: Hosmer, Crisp, and Rutledge now, KJo is getting benched too much

  91. alvaro says:
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    I need pitching, I currently have Shields, Bumgarner, Lester, Chacin, EJax, Cj Wilson (we start 5/weekly pts league)

    Would you trade Stanton for any of this:
    Cliff Lee
    Matt Cain
    Max Scherzer
    Chris Sale

    I’m trying to gauge what should I look (settle) for.
    My OF (we start 3) would be Aoki, Marte, Trout, Reddick

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @alvaro: Yea I would for Lee, not for any of the other guys

      • alvaro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks

  92. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Drop Gerrit cole for beachey?

  93. Silky says:
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    Only have room for 1 RP. Should I start Jansen @ Col or Papelbon @ Pit?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Silky: With Kershaw going today, Jansen

  94. Mike Olt looks like a phoenix rising from Arizona since getting his vision issues addressed with eye drops. What would have to happen for a spot to open up for him given the depth in TEX? Could really use his power right now. Thanks!

  95. Gator says:
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    Great stuff again. For 2014 can you rank Grienke, Miller, Moore & Frenandez?

    • chunk says:
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      @Gator: good question

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gator: Man. Tough. Can I pause this question until June 2014? Greinke, Miller, JoFer, Moore. Still buy Greinke if he can avoid these fluke injuries, Miller slightly more wins upside, JoFer still solid, Moore had control issues still worried about

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gator: Thanks! You did rank them…

  96. Yolanda says:
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    Grey, thanks for the help in advance!

    I’m 2nd place in a 10-team mixed league, pitching stats include: IP, W, L, K, SV+H, whip, era.

    Is this pitching staff good enough for the playoffs, or should I add a starter?

    Rotation: Scherzer, Hamels, Dickey, Kuroda, Colon, Holland, Kluber, stream spot, (Beachy, Peavy).
    Bullpen: Jansen, Rosenthal, Frieri, Robertson

    I could make a trade for a Latos-type, or grab a rookie like Erasmo/Hultzen/C. Martinez.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Yolanda: I think your rotation is fine and Hamels turns back into an ace

  97. Frank White says:
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    Hey do you think Carlos Martinez is a good gamble to pick up yet?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: Depends on league depth, if you 10-teamer no not yet

  98. Wilsonian says:
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    I have Joyce and Beej in a 16 Team H2H Keeper (keep 5). One on the bench and the other in utility. Joyce was great, but hasn’t done much in a couple weeks. Do I drop either for Stubbs, Francisco, Arcia, Franklin (who is on waivers, may or may not get him), Danny Almonte’s little brother Zoilo?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: Stats: H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

  99. FillyP says:
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    Yo Grey! What are your thoughts on getting players for draft picks? This is new territory for me, as it’s my first year playing in a Keeper. Was offered Reyes for my ’14 2nd round pick. Not too tempting.. but if I can pull a guy like Bumgarner for a 5-7th rounder, should I do it? I’m in win-now mode, been in 1st place most of the year but pitching is def weak. What ya think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FillyP: I’d trade away draft picks if it could win me a league… That’s steep for Reyes… Maybe the 5th round for him, I’d take Bum there…

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        That’s exactly what I’m thinking. Thanks!

        Different offer – Pablo for Jo-Fer? I do need pitching help and it does seem steep, but Pablo just doesn’t look right since coming back from 2-week fat camp. I have serious concerns about him producing like he should. 7×7 12t keeper OBP/XBH and QS/IP.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  100. 3FingersBrown says:
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    @Grey: “Rookie pitchers are an evil beast that don’t use coasters and leave the toilet seat up, which is terrible for feng shui.” Sage advice as always buddy. Haven’t been around much but my fake team is killing it this season with veteran pitching – only rookie hurler I roster? Ryu. Hadouken!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s not close to being an actual rookie…

      • 3FingersBrown says:
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        @Grey: Yeah that’s why I drafted him… He’s the Korean reincarnation of Sid Fernandez.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… I thought he was Korean David Wells…

        • Jay says:
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          @3FingersBrown: an oriental david wells…can we still say oriental?

          • Jay says:
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            @Jay: damn grey…beat me to it!!!

  101. blue says:
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    who’s the best short term MI option: forsythe, miller, walker, cozart, or someone else who is typically on waivers that i have not mentioned?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart

  102. ozzzie19 says:
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    Rank these players for next year (12 team mixed roto)

    Joey Votto
    Jose Bautisa
    Jose Reyes
    Adrian Beltre
    MadBum
    Cespedes
    Jay Bruce
    Starling Marte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s pointless to do this now, there’s still a lot of baseball this year…

      • ozzzie19 says:
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        @Grey: Not pointless if you are in a keeper league and considering next year roster implications. I can only keep 5 and am looking to trade Marte because I don’t need his speed this year, but I want to make sure I’m not making a big mistake for next year.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @ozzzie19: No, it’s still pointless. Anything can happen. Plus, if you’re trading Marte, I’d assume it’s for someone that would change your list above. So see, the variables have already changed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It could change by next month… Right now:

          Joey Votto
          Jose Bautisa
          Adrian Beltre
          Cespedes
          Bruce

  103. Iron Sheik or Big John Studd ROS?

  104. Mike says:
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    Is Jose Fernandez a must start? Or still a streamer?
    Had him last night..wondering if I should drop him with Cards up next
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Must start

  105. MattTruss223 says:
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    My RCL team was hurtin for power. Just swapped Reyes and Pence for Giancarlo, how do you like that deal?

  106. kingforaday151 says:
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    ROS, H2H….Rendon, Francisco, or Arenado?

  107. Slojup says:
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    Is this fair? Which side?
    Yu and Cano vs Scherzer and Jones
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano, it’s fair

  108. Jason says:
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    Frazier or Juan Fran for the U spot? .. Or flip a coin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  109. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    What? ESPN is going to broadcast everyone of Alex Rodriguez’s AB’s at Single A Charleston beginning at 7:00EST? Welp, that wipes out my dinner plans. In case any of the rest of you want something to do, I’m looking to trade for Manny Machado (who isn’t?) in my H2H 10-Keeper League and am looking for some potential trade ideas. I’m playoff bound this year, and winning now is always more important that winning later, but I’m greedy and want to do both. Since you all enjoy a blogger listing his entire team for you to comment on, I’ll oblige: Rosario, Fielder, Cano, Wright, Andrus, Aybar, Beltre, McCutchen, Cespedes, Puig, Jennings, Gardner, Beltran, Price, J. Zimmerman, Lynn, Minor, Gonzalez, Weaver, Lirano, Ryu, Rivera, Romo, Perkins, and Jansen.

    Don’t mind trading multiple positions to get Machado. Any ideas from Razzball nation on a good deal to offer up? No trade to big, no fee to big.

    P.S. Great article, per usual Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks… Weaver? Puig? Beltre?

  110. Fister Furbush says:
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    Trade Puig and Corbin
    For
    Verlander and Cudduyer?
    H2h points league.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  111. Goose says:
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    Blah-ckbuster! Scott Feldman to the Orioles for Arrieta, Strop, and cash…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  112. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    Pick up and sit on Erasmo or stick with Wheeler and the frustration that comes with him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

  113. Chicken Dinner says:
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    What your take on Eovaldi? I haven’t seen him pitch. He throws gas. Worth a roster spot? 14 teamer 9 pitching spots

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Also, heard rumblings that Towers has said he may call up Bradley. Any word?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve written my take a few times on Eovaldi… He’s worth a spot

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Oops, sorry. Thanks.

  114. Hondo says:
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    Carlos Marmol is going to kill Kenleys save value one way or the other.If he pitches the 8th,he’ll blow the lead and Kenley will never pitch again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  115. Spencer says:
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    Who do you like better on the mound tomorrow. League counts QS, K/9, ERA, WHIP, IP.

    Cingrani vs SF
    R Hernandez vs Hou

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani

  116. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Is Feldman worth a stream in a 14 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Against who?

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @Grey: Well it looked like it was going to be Oak today. Just read he got traded to the O’s. Word now is he goes against White Sox tomorrow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Decent stream vs. the White Sox

  117. Ziggy says:
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    Due to injuries and whatnot I have a collection of middle infielders. Which ones do you think will have the best performance ROS and which should I try to trade/drop. 12 team league, start three with 2b/ss. Thanks

    Jose Iglesias, Asdrubal Cabrera, Didi Gregorious, DJ LeMahieu, Andrelton Simmons, Kinsler (Obviously keeping him)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinsler, Asdrubal…Rest aren’t worth anything in a trade

  118. Jacks says:
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    Reimold back with the Os … he hit under .200 rehabbing in the minors but got hot “going 7 for 19 (.368) with one triple, one home run and two RBI in his last four rehab games”.

    Let the Reimold Watch begin again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  119. Tommy Gunn says:
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    WTF to do with Headley? Dude has been atrocious all yr. Last yr he was the 2nd half player of the year, but he’s showing nothing positive right now. Try to move him and a closer or something for Machado? Or keep riding him out?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Tommy Gunn:

      He’s hovering around 30th ranked @ 3B. Eric Chavez is ahead of him. Just awful. My worst draft pick. Albright got that one right. I too see nothing to suggest he’s warming up. You never can tell though. Can come on like a lightswitch. I dropped him pretty much everywhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Machado in a second, but anyone would is my guess

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Tommy Gunn: Yeahhhh you’d be better off with Machado, but you make it sound so easy to package Headley for him. Good luck.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: back in April every day i had to make the “hard” decision on whether to bench headley or machado every day. back then even for grey it wasn’t an easy decision to make.

  120. momo1 says:
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    Matt Harvey/Leonys Martin for Clayton Kershaw….which side wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw

  121. Aero says:
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    Are Alexei and Kluber equally drop-able? I have a few too many bench bats (OF/Util Rotation of Marte, Cesp, Heyward, Trumbo, Car Gomez, Davis, Ortiz) and would like to activate Reyes from the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Alexei

  122. Bryan says:
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    Pitch Bailey tonight? Need 30 innings min for week, still have..

    Medlen tonight against Miami
    Lee
    Bum
    Teheren against Miami
    And Bailey Sunday against Seattle if need be.

    I’m leaning sitting Bailey tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, sit him

  123. BTD says:
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    16 team H2H 6×6 (standard plus OBP and QS) – I’ve got 2 deals in the works.
    Get Starlin Castro and Ardolis Chapman
    Give Julio Teheran and Andrew Cashner

    With the intent to flip Castro with Heyward
    For David Price

    Net trades
    Give Teheran, Cashner, Heyward
    Get Chapman and Price (and would pick up Martin Perez with the additional space)

    Current SS – Aybar
    OF is pretty deep for a 16 teamer (Gardner, Harper, Moss, Wil Myers, M. Carpenter)
    Current SPs – Gio, Minor, Moore, Cingrani, *Britton-streamer*, DL’d Beachy
    RPs – Janssen, Street, Benoit, Brothers (no holds)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  124. Brian says:
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    Do I drop any of these for Erasmo? Gee, Kluber, EJack. Other pitcher are Moore, Mad Max, Samardzija, Cingrani, Milone, Miller, Ryu. RP are Romo, Perkins, Melancon. I am in a 12 team mixed H2H 6×5 (OPS the sixth category).

    Thanks for all the laughs and great insight!!!!!

    BB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson

  125. MB says:
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    Is Alex Gordon even own-able in 11 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: he’s probably even there a mid 2, but better than 3rd Of’er.

  126. gareth says:
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    Its gay pride day at the detroit toronto game as fister takes on wang.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  127. T Moore says:
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    Mr Gray and the crew: I’m sequestered away in a quiet and strangely kept secret Central California beach town that is not on any of the top 10 destination charts – ( I like it that way = there is not a yuppie nor a car parked illegally backwards in sight nor anything sheik to be found) -, while the rest of the entire West is baking.. I’m cool..

    Who cares about FBB when a nice cool breeze is to be had.. Life is good sometimes off the grid…

    Tootles…

    OK… Thoughts on the return of A Rod… I’m betting, he is back sooner rather than later… Mid July is my forecast… Not August…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m guessing September… And Sacramento…

      • Aero says:
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        @Grey: When did Sac become a beach town? Did the levy’s finally burst?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I have no idea where Sac is…

        • T Moore says:
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          @Aero:

          Areo: Geography is not a strong suit of the fantasy sports tweeter cowd..

          Good one on the levies!!!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Sac’s not a beach town? I was thinking about vacationing there too… Hmm…

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Grey: of course he’s talking about sacremende… right?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ha

  128. gareth says:
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    “Sung in bohemian rhapsody style”

    Arrietta

    Arrietta

    Arrietta

    Let me goooooooooooo

    No no no no no

    For scott feldman

    For scott feldman

    The-o epstien, has put in a trade

    for me

    For me

    For meèeeeeeeeeeeee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  129. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    What do you think of Corbin ROS? Would Marte straight up be good value for him?

    Also I offered a guy either
    1. Segura and Cole for Starlin Castro and Scherzer
    2. Segura and Cole for Starlin Castro and Harvey

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Marte… Castro side in both of those trades

  130. Shorty says:
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    I’m in a 2-catcher league with M. Montero and Avila. I want to take a chance to stir things up and there is a guy willing to trade me Headley and J. Castro for Frazier, Avila and Doubront. Isn’t this a no-brainer?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Shorty: Yeah….for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, take it

      • Shorty says:
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        @Grey: Now I feel like you’re messing with me!

  131. Carnac says:
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    Must… not… pick… up… Reimold!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Struggling with the same affliction…

      • Carnac says:
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        Q: How can I possibly replace Willingham’s stats if he goes on the DL?

        A: Nolan Reimold!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Exactly

  132. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Sorry if you, or one of the prospect guys covered this at some point, but any rumblings about this Buxton kid coming up this year?

  133. chillmodious says:
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    Aoki or Leonys as a 5th OF?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @chillmodious: I just dropped Aoki for Leonys a few days ago in a 15 teamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys

  134. gareth says:
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    I just made jokes about fister and the Feldman / arrietta trade. I actually have a serious question tying these two together.

    A few years back the tigers and indians were in a division race.

    Cleveland traded 2 top pitching prospects for ubaldo jiminez.

    Detroit was part of the hilariously titled “fister / furbush” trade.

    A poster made a comment earlier and refered to the feldman / arrietta trade as “meh,” which it is.

    However, the fister trade was though as a “meh” move at the time for the tigers and look how that worked out in relation to the indians deal.

    what I’m saying is, if the red sox turn around and acquire matt garza, remember those indians /tigers deals. Nothing is guaranteed in baseball (especially pitching) and sometimes the “meh” little deals prove to be far more than that.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @gareth: So what’s the serious question?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could be for real baseball, isn’t gonna matter for fantasy much

  135. Great stuff as always all…Got a streaming AJ today, wondering if it is worth holding off on streaming for a bit and grabbing Erasmo Rameriz, literally have no idea if he will be any good.

    Also do people want any part of Cole Hamels? Is he really going to be this bad all year? Was thinking of offering Desmond Jennings or people around that level to Cole’s owner.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Shea Sera Sera: Tough to say if it’s worth it for you to stream or wait for Erasmo not knowing a lot of things about your league.

      I think Cole will be mediocre the rest of the way unless he rests on the DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d gamble on Hamels for Jennings… I’d stash Erasmo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wonder what would happen if he tried to lick Beltre’s head

      • Goose says:
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        @Grey: Ha!

        Would be great if this is Montero’s method for choosing everything.

        “Hmm… what should I order?”
        *licks menu*
        “No… Hmm…”
        *licks menu*
        “Ahh, that’s it… The Short Ribs, please.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Unleaded or…Yeah, unleaded….

    • Birdog says:
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      I would too if I was flexible enough to reach it with my tongue. Oh, wait. His BAT. Ohhhhh……

      • Birdog says:
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        @Birdog: I’m so embarrassed right now

  136. OaktownSteve says:
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    Albright I checked out your RCL team while I was being bored on a conference call. You got the offense right. You still have a shot at that league but it’ll take some doing.

    First thing, I wouldn’t be carrying Gibson, Kluber and Erasmo. You need to go to an 8th reliever because you need all the ERA/WHIP lowering goodness you can get. Put in a waiver claim for Melancon or wait and see if he gets added and if not try and grab. There are other good MRs out there. The guys you have are solid, but you really should try and max out your IPs from MRs. The guys you are carrying, maybe including Greinke aren’t much better than streamers. There are stream options available in that league. You got burned recently but those things have a way of evening out.

    The other thing is, how did you end up with 1 closer? There’s enough time to make like a 3 pt move in saves if you get one soon. Could hope for an injury to one of the guys where you have a handcuff. Maybe see if you can get the guy with Papelbon to punt saves and give up on him. You have a couple of GS in hand on most of the league so you’ve got good W/K upside.

    Get your streamers right, go to 8 relievers. I think you can make up about 14 points in K/W/ERA/WHIP realistically. EY and Martin being regulars might kick you up a few in the steals. Saves could be the difference between almost and getting over the hump, but it might disrupt your balance if you pay too much in a trade. Tough call.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya… It’s a weird team… I don’t remember being a situation like this in a long time where I still have a legit shot even though I haven’t come close to 1st place since the first week of the season… It’s also a team I’m pretty excited about because all I need to do is correct my pitching… I’m totally contingent on what my pitching does… Was a lot closer about 5 days ago too before my pitching exploded on Friday… Kluber, Gibson and Erasmo are streamers at this point on that team, and am looking at Melancon… Gibson will probably be gone after the Yanks start, Kluber might be gone after tonight, Erasmo I’m stashing for home matchups, it’s not like I can add that many more middle men anyway… I’m also benching Greinke and Price in tough matchups… We’ll see…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        You can’t add many more middle men, but you can add one and you should. You’ll get the same productivity out of your starters but you could potentially add 35 innings, 35 Ks, ERA around 2.50 and 1.00 whip and maybe a vulture win or two. Carry two pitchers and two stream spots or probably better three and one. The offensive foundation is solid, so it’s by no means time to pack it in on that team. Be awfully nice if Price gave you a Cy Young caliber second half.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          Just looked. If you’d given yourself that one extra MR first half and gotten 35 Ks that would be worth 2.5 standings points alone.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Agreed, hoping not to make that 2nd half mistake… There are a few teams that are way over on starts that are ahead of me on Ks so hoping I’ll still be there when it’s all said and done

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Price and Greinke both give me Cy Young 2nd halfs and I’ll be in 1st place easily… One of them and some luck and I can pull it out…

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            @Grey: Oaktown tried to fix my pitching too, but I wouldn’t listen. His 52 points in pitching cats compared to my 17 doesn’t prove anything.

            • Grey

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              Haha

      • Personally, I think this is Grey’s league to lose. His offense is that good. His pitching acumen is so great. I’m just fighting for second place.

  137. gareth says:
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    As an indians fan I have seen first hand those little deals reap rewards while bigger deals fail.

    Casey blake for carlos santana
    Ben broussard for shin soo choo
    Eduardo perez for asdrubal cabrera

    What viable players did the indians get back when they traded back to back cy young winners cliff lee and cc sabathia?

    Carlos carrasco and michael brantley.

  138. L-Boogie says:
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    5×5. Choo or Heyward ROS?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

  139. DP says:
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    Hadnt seen your site in a couple days, and yes, mild depression set in. So, being a DR. in a previous life , I wrote myself out a ‘scription , (yeah guess I was a back hills doc), and ordered myself a couple laps around your site. I feel better now, and really enjoy all the tie-dyed cloud bursts , used on the backgrounds today ;) ————and the wit was a nice change of pace…………………………………how can a MLB team, spend $1.7 mil on a 16 year old kid ? Is it me, or is this just the icing on the cake for outrageous sports money being tossed about, like bread slices off the back of a feed wagon , outside the unemployment office ? ——–your thoughts ? —————-and when is my boy Braun going to learn to “stroke it” with the “other ” hand ? – His replacement Schafer is killing me. (((NL only 5×5 , 10 teamer.)) —-is Atlantas Schafer worth a pick up ? Yes, waiver wire is that thin – - thanks for your time , and the check is in the mail .

  140. DP says:
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    Hadnt seen your site in a couple days, and yes, mild depression set in. So, being a DR. in a previous life , I wrote myself out a ‘scription , (yeah guess I was a back hills doc), and ordered myself a couple laps around your site. I feel better now, and really enjoy all the tie-dyed cloud bursts , used on the backgrounds today ;) ————and the wit was a nice change of pace…………………………………how can a MLB team, spend $1.7 mil on a 16 year old kid ? Is it me, or is this just the icing on the cake for outrageous sports money being tossed about, like bread slices off the back of a feed wagon , outside the unemployment office ? ——–your thoughts ? —————-and when is my boy Braun going to learn to “stroke it” with the “other ” hand ? – His replacement Schafer is killing me. (((NL only 5×5 , 10 teamer.)) —-is Atlantas Schafer worth a pick up ? Yes, waiver wire is that thin – - thanks for your time , and the check is in the mail .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I’d go to Jordan Schafer…

  141. JCBONNETT says:
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    Drop Porcello before pitching against Cle for Erasmo? ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

      • Tommy Gunn says:
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        @Grey: Porcello just got suspended 6 games. Maybe he appeals, but that prob makes him unlikely to face CLE.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think anyone has ever not appealed, but guess we’ll see

  142. Rich says:
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    Leonys Martin or Aoki ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

      • Rich says:
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        @Grey:
        Weird how I totally defer to you. Had the add/drop page open for 45 minutes debating it and as soon as you say “go” my mind was made up. One more question. Would you take a chance on Braun at this point? I may be able to get him for Matt Moore, and despite yesterday against the Astros I’m nervous about him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Braun there

  143. gareth says:
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    Question is, the indians are in first place and have some starter issues (mcallister, myers hurt, bauer carrasco inneffective).

    Their farm systm at the aaa level is awful and guys like bauer, lindor and frazier are not getting traded.

    So Lee, garza and all those impact starters are out of the equation.

    Should they look to trade for a ricky nolasco type, or is it just not in their best interests to aquire marginal non impact starters?

    Can you think of any good low cost fits for that rotation that may have fister-esque upside?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why not go for Nolasco? Marlins won’t ask for much for him

  144. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I got my first vape add on Razzball

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously? Ha!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: the advertising gods have spoken, we need a razzball skin for vapo’s

  145. SamYo says:
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    What type of 1B would you target for Jose Reyes?

    Thank you Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy? Edwin? A-Gon? Rizzo?

  146. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    does Arrieta going to the Cubs mean anything?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: could he be someone to watch as the move from AL to NL can only add a K or 2 per 9 to his total and drop ERA by .7?

  147. gareth says:
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    A trade may mean the indians have 3 viable fantasy pitchers. Masterson, kluber and…………..

  148. TtT says:
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    @Grey: 10 team, H2H, 6×6 roto (ops). I am trying to win this year and have Chris Davis. I can keep him in the 20th round next year (6 keeper league). I can get Justin Upton, Rizzo and Latos for him. Rizzo is keep-able next year in a similar round as Davis.

    I feel like I have to do it, but I’m scared of Davis being a monster for the next 3-5 years.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Upton, Rizzo and Latos

  149. costaricanchata says:
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    erasmo ??

    i thought he was a character on the amos and andy show .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • chillmodious says:
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        @costaricanchata: @Grey: Erasmo?

        I thought he was a mormon porn star played by Trey Parker.

        • Aero says:
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          @chillmodious: HAHAha!!! That movie was hilarious. “Jesus and I love you, Joe!”

  150. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    where the hell is the podcast?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canada Day yesterday so Nick was away…Coming tomorrow…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey: HAHA

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: god damn Canadiens, messing up my calendar, this is like when i go to the bar and the bartenders have changed shifts and I think it’s Wednesday but it’s really Thursday…..mess with my head Canada

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Iron Shiek says ptooey to Canada!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: Unless the Canada support my movie they be number one for sheekie baby!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

  151. bossmanjunior says:
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    How would you rank the hierarchy for saves in the Cubs bullpen after Gregg is traded: Russell, Parker, Guerrier, Strop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Russell, Parker

  152. arbit says:
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    Drop konerko 4 rajai?

    Trade Howard 4 dickey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes and sure

  153. chillmodious says:
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    For tomorrow only, would you rather stream Cingrani (vs. SF) or Lohse (@ Was)?

    Ratios most important factor, then Ks, then chance of a win.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lohse

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Taking out the Lohse component, in general are you ok with streaming Cingrani tomorrow?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  154. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you change the backend of this rotation in my 16 Team H2H:

    SP – Latos, Moore, Dempster, Parker, Gee, Porcello, Erasmo

    Stats – W, L, Ks, Ks/9, ERA, WHIP

    Available arms: Haren, Hughes, Chen, Pettitte, Skaggs, Cecil, Norris, Quintana, Nolasco, Santiago, Fife, Eovaldi, Blanton, Martin Perez, Bedard, Lyles, Volquez, Gausman

    Yes I did try to list anyone who might be mildly usable. And I just saw that Porcello got suspended for 6 games.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Wilsonian: I’d stream the hell out of Gee and Porcello’s spot in H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dempster’s pretty droppable for a few of these guys depending on matchups… I’d probably go Cecil while waiting for streams…

  155. Ryan says:
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    I’ve been offered Rizzo for my Butler. I should accept, right? I need HR and RBI, if it matters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  156. booya says:
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    Tony Watson, Storen or Putz in a SV+HLD league?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Watson

  157. bossmanjunior says:
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    If Longoria is in the line up tonight, would you start Arenado (vKershaw) over Choo (@Lincecum) or A. Jones (vDanks (1-24))?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  158. danimal says:
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    I need some trade help. I have trader’s block and can’t come up with anything I like; just staring at my team’s page for hours every day. I’ve got extra outfielders especially and need to make some moves to improve my team. Who would you be most inclined to trade? Who would you be trying to obtain to improve a weakness? Thanks commenters for your help!

    14-team points league with 12 keepers. Young players come and go at a premium.

    Full current roster:
    C-Napoli
    1B-Votto
    2B-Altuve
    3B-D. Wright
    SS-Lowrie
    OF-McCutchen
    OF-Marte
    OF-Stanton
    Util-Trumbo
    BE-J Upton, X Bogaerts, B Buxton, C Carter, M Ozuna, K Blanks, C Johnson

    SP-Bumgarner
    SP-Lynn
    SP-Holland
    SP-Ryu
    SP-Kluber
    RP-S Miller (has RP/SP eligibility)
    RP-F Rodriguez
    BE-Wilhelmsen, Eovaldi, J Turner, M Perez, S Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo for a starter to free up your UTIL

  159. mraccoe says:
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    Have Myers in a 12 team, 6 player keeper league, no round cost. Trying to trade him for Matt Cain, does that sound about right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It does, but could end up costing you big time by next year…

  160. Fenway Fungus says:
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    3b for today:

    Arenado vs Kershaw
    Frazier vs Linecum

    Tron picks Arenado.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  161. Scott says:
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    Is Henderson droppable yet? Should I swap him for Bell in a 12 teamer?

  162. Clive says:
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    Great post, Grey!
    Pick 2 of these 3 for keepers next year and what they offer for the rest of this season.. Wheeler, Cole, Profar

    Thanks!

  163. MasterofGrond says:
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    Bell is apparently back in as the official closer for the time being.

    God I hate owning him but SAGNOF

      • @Grey:

        Word is they want Putz to ‘gain some arm strength’ before retaking the closer role. Why don’t they just keep him at AAA for a week or two then…I guess because their bullpen is a total mess.

  164. Wake Up says:
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    Dying Kid In Houston Holding On Until Astros Develop Player Worth Meeting ~ The Onion

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • serch says:
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      @Wake Up: thats fkin hilarious!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Are we holding hands for the Price start?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: With Free Bird playing in the background.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s the only way

              • SteveNZ says:
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                Testing…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  @SteveNZ: Yeah, seems fine now… I shut off a bugger of a plugin…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: All good now. Bugger – don’t here that one much outside of NZ, Australia and the UK…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I was trying to relate…

    • serch says:
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      @SteveNZ: Goddamn that was fkin awesome! You are a man of wealth and taste…thank you!

  165. SteveNZ says:
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    Trying to decide on the CF slot for today in the ol’ H2H. The Tron likes Leonys over Span $8.3 vs -$0.3.

    Both hit left-handed yet Martin is facing a lefty, whiile Span faces a righty. I get that Martin is at home, but which do you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Taking Sean-Rod for a spin in a couple of leagues today too. ESPN has him starting…

  166. Wondering what the Dbacks do with Adam Eaton…he’s doing well in his rehab but to me maybe you just leave him in the minors where he can get AB’s. I’d love for them to trade Ross (ugh hated that signing) or Kubel, but reality is they aren’t worth anything unless a contender is just desperate for another OF bat. I suppose they could bring him up and let him be the 4th OF. I don’t see them really benching Ross (tho I probably would consider it if it were me). Maybe just stay the course and Kubel will be gone next year, then move Parra to RF, he’s earned a starting role. He looks like a legit .300 hitter and his throwing arm is epic, one of the best I’ve ever seen in terms of strength with accuracy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elijah: Aren’t they already benching Ross here and there?

      • Well, yeah in favor of AJ Pollock. Ross has been heating up a little at least. Eaton would give them another lefty, but I don’t see them carrying 5 OF. Do you send Pollock down when he’s been playing pretty well when Eaton might be better served getting the AB in the minors? I just don’t see the team making Ross a platoon guy after giving him a big contract, not yet at least.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Elijah: You don’t bench Eaton, I wouldn’t think… Trade Ross in the best case scenario and Pollock stays the 4th OF…

          • @Grey:

            That’s what I would do sure. Is that what they are going to do? Doubt it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, hear ya

  167. MasterofGrond says:
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    Fowler to the DL, balls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boo balls

      • MasterofGrond says:
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        @Grey: Retroactive to the 26th, so he’s out for at least a week. Glad I nabbed Crisp off of waivers now, my outfield depth is dropping like flies and all the highest ranked Hittertron guys on my wire are on the pine tonight.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

      • MasterofGrond says:
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        @Sky: leave my boo balls alone!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t think 14 lbs is a bit much? HAHA… The city of LA is coming over for the 4th!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I only have to make a hundred taquitos, and then the rest is mine

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: oh, I forgot, grey wanted some of jack’s famous carnitas taquitos……I’ll be sure to open a window tomorrow as it slow cooks and blow it in your direction

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Get the kid to waft it towards LA….

  168. Big Magoo says:
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    Carlos Quentin career vs John Lackey – 8/13 with 4HRs and 7RBIs. Are we still over-the-internet friends if I start him today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We are, and will forever be…

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, friend. You’re a swell guy…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Big Magoo:

      Is that Basil Rathbone?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Basil is a sweet name, we need to bring that one back

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate:

          Seems a little lazy to just look at the spice rack and start naming kids.

          “This is my daughter, Fenugreek.”

          • @OaktownSteve:

            Au contraire, Basil is a very popular name in eastern europe and russia (basil, vasily, vasili, vasilios, et al.). It’s also a common name in Egypt.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @OaktownSteve: Tumeric Jones…..I can see it

            Fenugreek, damn, is every reference with you obscure. I haven’t heard that one in a while

        • @Jack Full of Hate:

          Basil is my real name and Mr. Rathbone is my namesake thank you very much.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Elijah:

            Basil Fawlty…best sitcom character ever.

        • Big Magoo says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: Sweet name, sweet spice. Helps to transform tomato sauce into gravy, for you non-Italians out there.

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Big Magoo: so true…just watered my genovese…

            • Big Magoo says:
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              @Wake Up: Nice. It’s always best to grow your own…

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @OaktownSteve: It certainly is. The best Sherlock Holmes in my estimation. Was pretty good in some other stuff too.

  169. malamoney says:
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    In what rounds do you see the following players being drafted in a 10 team H2H points league that favors pitching?

    Shelby Miller, Jason Kipnis, Starling Marte and Julio Teheran

  170. OaktownSteve says:
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    I see 9 games listed with a chance of rain. Hope everything gets in.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @OaktownSteve: thats what she said?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully none of my pitchers throw three innings then the rain starts…

  171. Jaw says:
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    Thoughts on this trade in a 12 team 5×5 h2h keeper? No max on years kept. Prices inflate 20% per year. Min $10. Second year min $15. Trade deadline is July 4 and I’m in rebuild mode in 11th place

    I give puig $10, Hanley $22, greinke $23, Zimmerman non keeper

    I get trout $15

    • Jaw says:
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      @Jaw: that’s Ryan Zimmerman

  172. cheerio says:
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    McCutchen and De Aza

    Or

    Cespedes and Starlin Castro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen

  173. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :
    @ Oaktown
    @ wilsonian
    @ Gilp
    &
    @ others :

    i’m going to do youse guys a favor and NOT jump on your end of the
    kluber teeter-totter tonight .
    that’s right . i’m sitting him in my 12-teamer .
    so , if there’s a jinx , a jonah , out there , it ain’t me .

    unlike SOME h2h-ers , i won’t be rootin’ against you .
    there’s nothing in that for me .

    however , allow me to pray for hosmer and moustakas …. lord knows they need it .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for considering us!

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        so ,
        you DO think it’s me !

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @costaricanchata: I appreciate the kind words. I’m giving him a shot tonight. This is his last on my team. If he kills it, he may get a reprieve the next time a streaming slot comes around. If he lets that terrible 3rd baseman on the Royales with Cheese get the best of him, I’m treating him like a red headed step child and showing him what his namesake really means.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Wilsonian:

        moustakas has done a few 2 for 4 ‘s lately .
        but no runs and no rbi .
        can you handle that ?

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @costaricanchata: 2 for 4 with no other stats, I’m all for it!

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Wilsonian: beckham’s had a LOT of days like that since being healthy. i can’t yet bring myself to drop dj leme for him. DJ bats almost as good as beckham, gets more doubles/steals/runs.

  174. Zoltan says:
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    What’s up with the Choo Choo train? He’s been quite atrocious in the past month.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bad splits vs. lefties

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: he’s actually been bad overall against near everybody for just over the last month. But he’s now had 2 good days in like last 3 or 4. Weird thing is, these bad lefty splits have only been going on for last 2 or 3 years. before that he wasn’t bad at lefties.

  175. costaricanchata says:
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    anyone else want to confess ?
    who’s starting kluber vs the royals tonight ??

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Wake Up:
        careful … it is only yourself , they may blame .

        • Wake Up says:
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          @costaricanchata: in a H2H…but mama let me wear my big boy pants today so I can take it…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @costaricanchata: Me. In a 10-teamer, what’s more.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @SteveNZ:

        et tu ?!

        i suppose that
        if kluber throws a perfect game tonight ,
        i should be asking for money .

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @costaricanchata:

          actually ,
          i’m off to the greyhound track .
          so , i’m prolly gonna need that money , when i get back .

      • Wake Up says:
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        @SteveNZ: good on’ya…is that right?

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Wake Up: INdeed. You can even shorten it to ‘onya’ if you like.

          • Wake Up says:
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            @SteveNZ: eerily similar to annyong…

  176. Tom says:
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    zobrist + garza or pedroia? which side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zobrist

  177. The Thumb says:
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    Well F you Doug Fister.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      No E5 nor Lind in the lineup. I second this and raise you an ‘in the A’.

      • The Thumb says:
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        @Sky: I was thisclose to benching him too. I saw Wang (phrasing!) and figured he could score (again!) a win.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Hehe, yeah. I have him in a QS league so I’m probably more angry with him then you are. One inning in and he’s already not going to give me one. Couldn’t even give me hope by stopping at 3 runs!

    • Al Bundy says:
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      @The Thumb: Freakin’ Fister’d again.

  178. Paul says:
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    Catchers! Currently have Pierzynski… anybody better? I have my eye on Saltamaccia. Like Arencibia too but my league does OBP instead of average. 12-team mixed, H2H.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with JP

  179. SteveNZ says:
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    Just saw on the Twitter that Wedge is saying that Wilhelmsen is very close to, er, closing again. Sounds like he’ll get one more setup opp…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Shit, shit, shit. Forgotten I’d dropped him in the RCL…

  180. Wilsonian says:
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    Yeah, Fister was dropped the other day in my 8 Team league. I’ve got a claim on him dropping Kluber. I may change my mind shortly, especially since I have a claim in for Bailey, as well, but he comes off waivers on Friday, so I may want to preserve that waiver claim.

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @Wilsonian: Assuming it’s Homer, I’d prioritize him over Fister.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Big Magoo: that it is. Someone dropped him for a streamer spot today. It’s a shallow league, so I’m not totally shocked, but I think I’d prefer him over Fister, as well. Especially since I have Lackey right now and he’s making it hard to drop.

        • Big Magoo says:
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          @Wilsonian: Bailey pitches in the NL and has a 4-to-1 K/BB ratio. Fister and Lackey are solid, but don’t have the same talent and are more prone to bad outings pitching in the AL.

        • Big Magoo says:
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          @Wilsonian: That’s my relatively simplistic breakdown of the three…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Big Magoo: I like it. I think I’ll go for him over Fister. I also have Griffin and Kluber to choose from.

            • Big Magoo says:
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              @Wilsonian: I hope you’re high on the waiver list after tonight…

  181. royce! says:
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    Wang and Fister results in an explosion of runs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  182. Nightpandas says:
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    Choo, Dickey, Kinsler for Puig, Arenado, Moore in a keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

  183. SteveNZ says:
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    Jeez. Opponent has Stras and Lackey going. With Danks and Kershaw to some…

  184. Big Magoo says:
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    So is there a Price prayer circle convening? Is there room for one more?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Big Magoo: Always.

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @SteveNZ: Well, here we go. Kumbaya…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, gonna need it… Here we go…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is more of a triangle though

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Big Magoo: @Grey: “If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me…”

        • Big Magoo says:
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          @SteveNZ: This bird you cannot change… Unless this start flies south, then it’ll become a different kind of bird…

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: 1-2-3 and a K on 9 pitches. Pythagoras would be proud.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can’t talk yet… Afraid of jinxing it…

  185. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: H2h pts league 14 man Colon for Kipnis ? Kipnis obvious steal if he does it right ? lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis side, it’s not close

  186. Jon says:
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    Is this how you’d rank these guys ROS?

    Anibal, Ryu, Santana, Corbin

    Would you deal Victorino, Gardner, Jennings or BJ for any?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu, Anibal, Cobin… Sure…

  187. Big Magoo says:
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    The Reds game is getting interesting. That’s all I’m gonna say.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mmmhmm

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: See, no jinx… It’s all good… Now, as far as Price is concerned…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          C’mon! Ha…

    • MasterofGrond says:
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      @Big Magoo: I wasn’t even going to post something like this.

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @MasterofGrond: No worries. I got you covered, without actually saying too much. Hopefully.

  188. SteveNZ says:
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    Loving me some Leonys Martin right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Queen of SAGNOF!

  189. SteveNZ says:
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    Baby steps, but J-Up seems to be making contact again…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Y-Up

  190. SteveNZ says:
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    Cecil just struck out the side. Love this guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, glad I finally have him in the RCL…

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @SteveNZ: probably be picking him or alex torres up when/if wilhelm gets job back and i can dump ollie perez.

  191. Birdog says:
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    KEEP CALM and CHIVE ON

  192. Zoltan says:
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    What do you think about Stanton Posey Latos for Tulo Rosario Gordon and Teheran? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton side, not really close

  193. Mitch says:
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    Why I love fantasy baseball:
    - Last week was dealing with Porcello, Kluber, Santiago
    - Tonight have Homer Bailey, David Price, & “Good” Kluber

    Thankfully I also have Bell who will kill all my ratios a little later tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Right there with you…

      • Mitch says:
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        @Grey: I dont care what happens for the rest of the night. Biggest win for tonight is how good Price looks. 6 k’s through 5 on only48 pitches. HE’S BACK BABY!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

      • Mitch says:
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        @Grey: HMMM… Well apparantly “Bad” Kluber felt left out and wanted another cameo. Dammit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, bastard

          • Mitch says:
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            @Grey: Time to cut bait and move on, right? Prob will drop him and stash a better prospect like C-Mart.

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Mitch: you still see that it’s 5 guys on base after 5 innings, right. This isn’t like with milone or porcello over their last 3 starts each.

              • Mitch says:
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                @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Hey bro I have short leash’s on my team. You walk guys and give up a grand slam, you be on thin ice!

                • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                  @Mitch: i’m not saying it’s a good thing (it hurt my stats in 2 leagues too), but take what you’re saying too far and you become the kind of guy who dropped scherzer last year after like 4 or 5 bad starts in april. Best waiver usage of mine ever.
                  Also, Porcello and Milone have had crazy awful whips the last 3 games (not just in one inning either) and many around here are still using and being advised to use those guys.

                • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                  @Mitch: by this logic matt moore should be thrown away like 3 times a year, also.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

    • Birdog says:
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      @Mitch: looks like you’re still dealing with Kluber this week too bro

      • Mitch says:
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        @Birdog: Yep… just wrote that haha. I assure you this will be the last week though.

        • Birdog says:
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          @Mitch: so frustrated with my pitching last week and so far this week! Shit ass ball hair licker ass fuck crotch piss sucka majucka!

          • Mitch says:
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            @Birdog: Cut ‘em all.

  194. SteveNZ says:
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    Would like the Jays to take the lead on Smyly here…

  195. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Miggy tweaked something in his back. Hasn’t left the game, but definitely bothering him.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @VinWins: Probably from carrying the Tigers around.

      • VinWins

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        Yeah, that’s when it happened. Looks like he won’t be back for the bottom of the 9th.

    • Prezz says:
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      @VinWins: spleen is dried up from the booze…

    • MasterofGrond says:
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      @VinWins: Damn it.

  196. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Kendry’s first day on my team can’t get any better than this….F**k off Ike!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  197. VinWins

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    12 Ks for Jays pen.

  198. SteveNZ says:
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    Oh, Kluber.

  199. Birdog says:
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    Well, my next course of action is to get Kluber as far away from my team as possible.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Birdog: he looked pretty damn good for 4 innings. pretty sick to see bailey tear it up for me in 2 leagues, and kluber was too, then come back to that.

      • Birdog says:
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        @goodfold2: he looked bad-ass until the 5th. WTF?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: it is kinda ugly to see what was a .75 or so era jump to mid 2′s in 5 minutes. Eh still good overall day for pitching probably with bailey/medlen (actually pitched worse than kluber)/kluber

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: kluber just got yanked, i guess due to high number of balls today 35/84. Probably must’ve got behind most of batters since the 5th inning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, indeed

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Birdog: Yup. That experiment is over.

  200. Wake Up says:
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    hOMER!!!

  201. MasterofGrond says:
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    LOVE YOU HOMER

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  202. Eddy says:
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    CHRISTIAN BALE HAS JUST THROWN A NO HITTER

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  203. Project Merkin says:
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    Christian Bailey! That was awesome.