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Josh Johnson looked solid yesterday (7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks vs. the Rockies).  But Colorado away from home can be an easy match-up.  Hey, Rockies, try doin’ it in the land of Labatt!  You’ve been Molson Iced!  JB called this one in the comments yesterday.  I did not believe.  Though, I do look much more animated now.  Like I just stepped off a yacht in a Miami Vice cartoon.  I’m snorting cartoon drugs and listening to cartoon Phil Collins play cartoon bongos.  What do you think of the new avatar?  I just stepped off a boat yet my hair still looks adorable, right?  The new avatar rates well in the 18-25 demographic; it’s the Poochie of avatars.  As for Johnson, I wouldn’t mess with him.  So far, he’s been solid vs. NL teams, but, the thing is, he kinda, sorta plays in the AL.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Brett Cecil – 2/3 IP to move his record to 3-0 with a 1.50 ERA.  He has 40 Ks in 36 IP and a 0.75 WHIP.  This is the Greatest Show on Earth as directed by Cecil B. De Middleman.

Jorge de la Rosa – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA is at 3.21.  That’s nice, his K-rate is under 6 and walk rate is above 3.  I wouldn’t own de la even if I had to plug 1, 2 or 3 holes in my staff.

Alex Cobb – Won’t travel with the Rays on their seven-game road trip.  A similar incident to Cobb happened to J.A. Happ on May 7th and he just started throwing from a mound and has no timetable to return.  Though Happ did injure his knee, as well, on his fall.  Which the Russian judge gave a 6.6.  Stupid Russian judge!  Everyone’s recovery time is different, obviously, but wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t see Cobb until after the All-Star break.

Jake Odorizzi – Will spot-start the 2nd game of the doubleheader today vs. the Red Sox.  Sounds like some eggs will be cracked for Odorizzi.

Anibal Sanchez – To the DL.  I was out on Anibal…Didn’t like her/him/something.  No likey likey.  Then he/she/it pitched incredibly well for six weeks and I was like, “Hey, I can’t fault the guy/girl/whatever, it looks solid.”  And like that he/she/it looks wonky again.  Leyland says he’s concerned about Anibal’s shoulder.  Here’s shorthand, managers and teams lie about a player’s health, making it out to be better than it is, so when they say they’re actually concerned, it’s a terrible sign.  Should’ve known better to trust a person with a girl’s name and an Adam’s apple.

Alex Avila – It takes a whole lot of trying to get on the Disgraceful List as a hitter, but Avila pulled it off.  First thing he’s done successfully in two years.

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 10 Ks, 3.08 ERA.  Michael Chabon couldn’t have scripted it any better for Max.  He could’ve added 1700 characters, used adjectives you thought were made up but weren’t and told the story in Alaska about a small sect of Chabad adherents.  It still wouldn’t have been as beautiful.

Drew Smyly – Threw three perfect innings for the save, lowering his ERA to 1.94.  Smyly had this to say after the game, “Brett Cecil, I see you encroaching on my middle relief that I’ve mastered like the karate pose, Small Tiger Sipping A Straw.  But I too can Kung Fu.”  For whatever reason, the words were not synched properly to his lips.

Miguel Cabrera – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer.  He’s now batting .358 with 71 RBIs.  I feel like he’s overrated.  If ‘overrated’ meant, I wish I owned him once in his career.  That’s right, I’ve never owned him.  Weep for me, young prematurely balding man.  Weep for me.

Austin Jackson – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Austin, stop keepin’ it weird and steal some bases!

Omar Infante – 4-for-4 with no runs or RBIs.  After the game, he was handed the Polancy for emptiest average game until the scorekeeper informed everyone that he had a steal.  Omar should take the bat with him on the base paths and an overcoat and a whistle.  Maybe then he’ll paralyze everyone in fear and score.  Watch out for Kenard!!!!

Chris Davis – 2-for-4 and his 50th homer.  Was it his 50th?  I lost count.

Shelby Miller – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, but exited with a leg cramp.  Shelby fine for his next start.

Chris Perez – Said he’s coming back on Friday from rehab.  He wants to thank Dr. Drew and his whole staff.

Nick Swisher – Received a cortisone shot in his shoulder.  Five nurses administered the shot.  Four to touch his sideburns, one to inject him.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .283.  I feel like it was just yesterday he was batting .350.  Did I fall asleep for a month?  Who won American Idol?  Was it the stuttering guy?  I kept waiting for him to sing, “M-m-m-m-m-m-my Sharona!”

Carlos Carrasco – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Carrasco’s getting hitters with his unique blend of salt, vinegar and cayenne peppers, and moving up the Scoville scale.  Carrasco was once a regarded prospect, but I’d want to see a few more starts before risking anything on him.

Roy Oswalt – Could start Thursday for the Rockies.  Depends how long it takes his tractor to get from Tulsa to Washington.

Jose Reyes – Began a rehab assignment and is targeting a return by the end of the month.  Reyes makes his living on the evening news, he’s got the ‘just turned thirty quandary.’  He can’t keep his legs healthy.  How many steals you think he’s going to get this year?  Okay, subtract that by seven and round down.  I told you when Te(i)x was due back to sell him, and Reyes is no different.  His name value means a lot more than his actual value.

Chase Utley – Nears rehab assignment, which means he nears his next DL stint.  With Chase, you can bank on it.  Pun point!

Ben Revere – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 17th steal.  He was mentioned in our steals column.  BTW, the steals column is the best column you’re not currently reading on Razzball.  It’s all SAGNOF, all the time.

Ryan Howard – 3-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Frank Howard could have more than 8 homers by now and he’s 76 years old, but in fairness to either Howard, Frank is old man tough and could beat Tommy Lee Jones in an arm wrestling match.

John Lannan – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  The Phils want to make it clear that Lannan is not trade bait for prospects.  He’s trade bait for anything.  “Lannan for an Orange Julius?  Anyone?”

Dan Haren – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, but the Nats were in this game until Abad man lost it.

Pablo Sandoval – Could begin a rehab assignment on Friday, which Sandoval calls TGIF’s.

Kevin Slowey – Marlins moved him to the bullpen to make room for Nate Eovaldi.  Eovaldi’s an interesting name for bottled water and olive oil, but outside of NL-Only leagues I wouldn’t bother with him.  In NL-Only leagues, here’s what I said in the preseason rankings, “Eovaldi averages a 94 MPH fastball; can touch 98 MPH.  An average 94 MPH fastball would’ve been a top five average fastball velocity last year if he had enough innings to qualify.  You can teach control, you can teach conditioning and build up stamina, you can’t teach stuff.  Eovaldi’s stuff is solid.  Though his name backwards is naive.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Jacob Turner – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, 2.16 ERA on the year.  So, he was the rookie pitcher I was supposed to pick up?  He’s definitely moving up on the list of pitchers I might grab.  You can call that Jacob’s Ladder.  It’s just that whole Marlins thing that bothers me.  He does get the Giants next, which is a tasty match-up.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-4, 3 RBI and 2 homers.  Or as they say in my house:  two orgasms.  Rudy wanted me to point out Stanton was listed number one on the Hitter-Tron today.  Hey, when the Rockies are away from Coors someone has to fill in.

Carter Capps – 2/3 IP, 4 ER.  At least now I can say that’s why my team ERA is listed as all Capps.

Tony Cingrani – 2/3 IP, 2 Ks.  Will stay in the majors and work out of the bullpen.  Dusty said, “What better way to preserve a young arm than throwing him five days a week?”  The word preserve is currently looking into litigation against Dusty for slander.

Mike Leake – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Looks like the Pirates were sunk by a Leake.  High-five self!  The last time he pitched I told everyone he’s a solid option in all leagues.  You don’t own him now because you don’t read this.  You’re not even reading right now, which reminds me I was the one that didn’t refill the toilet paper in your bathroom.  Oops!

Zack Cozart – 1-for-3 with his 7th homer.  Hot schmotato alert!

Todd Frazier – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  True story, I have a friend who is on one of those nighttime soap operas.  Worst mistake I ever made was telling my mom.  Now, she asks about him all the time, calling him “Hottie Toddie.”  You’ll never be as scarred by this as me, but I hope you can at least get skeeved.

Jay Bruce – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer.  They call him Bruce (because Ichiro confused everyone about what name is on the back of the jersey).

Joey Votto – 2-for-4 and his 12th homer.  Well, it’s not a 1-for-1 with three walks, but we’ll take it.

Patrick Corbin – 8 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the MIA Marlins.  Coming off two bad starts out of three, it was a nice time to pull the Fish.  Hook, line and they stink, y’all.

Heath Bell – 1 IP, 1 ER.  Putz is about a week away and Bell is about two games away from looking like he shouldn’t be in the major leagues, let alone be a closer.  Though he does have the closnarl.  You know, the angry look a closer gets after he gives up runs.  Valverde does a good one.  If Putz is out there, now is the time to stash him.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Au Shizz!

Pedro Ciriaco – 3-for-6 with a steal.  The Padres acquired him the other day for a player to be named later.  The Red Sox could name anyone on the Padres and he probably wouldn’t be a starter for them.  Any hoo!  Ciriaco has speed and should have a regular-ish starting job while Gyorko is injured.

Francisco Liriano – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, 2.44 ERA.  The insane thing is his xFIP is very solid too, assuming you know what xFIP is.  In layman’s terms, Liriano is pitching solid enough to go against any team for any fantasy team in any sized league.  BTW, they should have In Layman’s Terms For Dummies.

James Shields – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks.  The results looked fine, but I watched the entire start and he looked sloppy, which doesn’t matter unless your league has an Appearances category and it doesn’t mean simply when a pitcher enters the game.

Bud Norris – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Ugh, I went to the Astros streamer well one too many times and had the White Sox move at the last minute and I dropkicked the air.

Brandon Barnes – 3-for-5, 1 run and 2 steals.  I don’t want to overstate my love for Barnes.  Actually, that’s impossible; I don’t even really like him.  But he could be a sneaky AL-Only play that could get a 12/15 season with a decent average.  It’s not much, but his mom, Priscilla, loves him.

Jason Castro – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting over .300 in the last week with 2 homers (10 on the year).  I’d be doing effin’ back flips if Salvador Perez was doing that.

Jason Vargas – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  I moved a bit too late on grabbing him and lost out after putting him in my Buy article last week.  Stream-o-Nator also loves his next start and I don’t mind it either.  See that, SON, we’re seeing eye to eye.  SON, “Who are you cartoon man?”

Dayan Viciedo – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs.  He hasn’t done much recently, but I’m watching him like a cyclops with a monocle, because when he gets hot, it’s scorching and it lasts for a hummingbird’s blink.

Darwin Barney – 1-for-4 with a homer.  The Purple Evolutionist has a modest 6-game hitting streak and could be the ever-so-slight hot schmotato.

Dan Straily – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Two steps forward, one giant turd back.

Seth Smith – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and looks like he’s picking up a little hot thmotatoey-neth.

Jed Lowrie – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI.  How does he have only 3 homers on the year?  When I traded him 6 weeks ago, he had 3 homers?  Did the umps overturn ten homers?  Is he time traveling from the dead ball era?  That would explain his first name.

Albert Pujols – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Only seven straight more nights like this and he’ll be on par with Matt Carpenter.  Somewhere, John Mozeliak is cackling.

Josh Hamilton – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, now batting .217.  Only a month straight more of this and he’ll be on par with Domonic Brown.

Alberto Callaspo – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  Finally, Mel Gibson had something to cheer about.  Oh, wait, that’s not Callaspo, that’s Apocalypto.

Peter Bourjos – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd steal.  When I saw this line, what was the first thing I did?  No, not scratch myself.  I went to look if I could pick him up in leagues where I needed speed.

Nelson Cruz – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and two homers.  I like Cruz’s steelo.  Once the hammer falls about Biogenesis they’re not gonna be checking urine or blood then.  That time will have already passed, so Cruz is probably shooting up in the on-deck circle then tossing the used needle into the crowd like he’s a pro wrestler who we’ll call The Litterbug.  The Litterbug makes Chief Jay Strongbow cry.

A.J. Pierzynski – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.   Dah, I almost picked him up for my short schedule batty call.  Instead, I went with Mike Aviles.

Jurickson Profar – 1-for-4.  Ron Washington went from saying Profar wouldn’t play every day to playing him every day to saying Profar’s going to the minors to saying he’s going to stay up and act as a utilityman on the infield to saying he’ll see time in left field.  Geez, it’s almost like Washington can’t focus on one thought and keeps rubbing his tongue on his gums.

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  When I left the game to watch The Voice, it looked pretty over with Gee cruising to victory, then, when I returned, Freeman ruined that.  I blame Michelle Chamuel, who puts the eek in geek.

Dillon Gee – 8 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Can we skip the lame Gee whizzes or Gee willikers or Gee whosiethingamawhosies and just pick him up?  Gee someone’s cranky.  *grr*

Lucas Duda – 4-for-4, 3 singles, a double and a caught stealing.  The Marco Scutaro Cycle!

Mark Teixeira – Sounds like he’s headed to the DL.  I don’t know why, he was so good four years ago.  Do people age?  This is weird.  Bee tee dubya, I’m Dorian Gray.

Alex Rodriguez – He’s cleared to face live pitching.  To do this, he’s gonna have to cross the zombie pitcher strike line.

  1. gareth says:
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    When would be a good time to pick up and stash aaron hill and what do you see production wise from him when he’s back? Top 10 2b?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @gareth: Soon for the stash and yea bottom end top 10

  2. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    “Plug Tunin’!” Holy crap, I got one of Grey’s hip-hop references!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo: Haha, didn’t know you were a hip-hop fan Choo! Yeah, I’m totally out on all those…

      • JDawg says:
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        @JB Gilpin: The first 2 De La Soul albums were on a constant loop in my in-car cassette player! That was some good shizz.

  3. longbeachyo says:
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    Did you steal that from Tom Selleck???

  4. Matthew says:
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    As a Marlins fan, face it, they’re not THAT BAD, they’re getting healthy, they got Yelich, they got it going on right now haha.

    I dropped Didi for Cozart, desperate need of a SS with Reyes out and Dodi dropped to 7th or 8th, good idea I assume?

    I also have a stacke roster and I never have lore than 2 am on my bench. I waiver wired so many guys that I ended up with a bench of Frazier, Markakis, Donaldson because I picked up Wil Myers an I punted too far on 2B and with Reyes out I streamed SS’s, Scutaro gets hurt so I have Rebdon at 2B.

    I could use help in Sp Because our league has IP. Would you package 2 of the combo of Markakos/Frazier/Donaldson for a solid SP. I’m sure I can get a Mikor (you sold on him) or a Ryu type for him. I just need a suggestion Grey. Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matthew: Yea I’m not a big DiDi fan, good with that move, I would try Markakis and Frazier for Ryu

  5. Matt P says:
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    Should we drop Beachy now? Long relief?? Already got Gyorko and Lawrie on the DL, cut bait? I’m sitting comfortably in 3rd tho, 6 teams make playoffs. 12 team, h2h

    Options include: Kluber, Feldman, andddd… wow looks like I just answered my own question, sorry Mr Sexy Avatar Man.

    • yeshcheese says:
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      @Matt P: yeah I dropped him yesterday for kluber

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matt P: My avatar can be sexy too! It is really me! Just using the faceback app… Yup drop for Kluber

  6. gareth says:
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    B.j’s farts infiltrating tampa bays plane? That’s a hell of a stinker all the way from atlanta!

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @gareth:

      Batty Joyce? Belly Johnson? Ben Jehovahzwitnest? Bedazzled Jennings?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @gareth: Brock Jon’s!? (that’s my initials backwards!)

  7. McGlovin says:
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    Should I trade Adam jones for Jason heyward and Stephen strasburg?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @McGlovin: Hmmm, looking at Jones’ numbers they are saucy, if I need a little pitching boost yes, if my pitching was better than hitting then no

  8. Kevin says:
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    Send Holliday and Greinke for Ortiz and hamels in a 12 by 6 keeper? Wins and losses are two categories… not planning on keeping Holliday.

    Do I need to toss in frieri? Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kevin: Hmmm, very close, I think I would do that, definitely don’t need to throw in a closer

  9. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I’ll take the orange julius old school style with the raw egg

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Say whaaaa, that’s how they make them sometimes?!?!?

      • KittyEmperor says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Me too. And I use vodka instead of water.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @KittyEmperor: Well that seems much more logical

          • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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            @JB Gilpin: My Nana used to crack an egg in her Michelob regular and top it off with pepper. Now thats one rugged pollock

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @JB Gilpin: when I was a kid it was an option, it made it extra creamy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: That was how they creamed everything back in the day, now they just use a blender…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: now they just use a better blender, remember how crappy those old ones are

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Maybe the hand blender… People had carpal tunnel and didn’t even know what carpal tunnel was… They called it “Orange Julius hand.”

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: hahaha, I’m thinking of the blenders that couldn’t cut up ice, you would get all these rounded pieces of ice, like a rock tumbler

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  They needed five kids working at all time because they needed fifteen minute breaks between Juliuses…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: those chicks had forearms like Giancarlo

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And thighs

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: those are the hot dog on a stick chicks

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Those stripes…Not flattering.

  10. Doorstop says:
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    Teheran and Myers
    for
    Rizzo?

    Hosmer is 1B at the moment and i’m already OF healthy with Cutch, Choo, Jones and Jennings.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Doorstop: rizzo

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Doorstop: Yea I’d want Rizzo

  11. DrEasy says:
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    The problem with Happ was that he twisted his knee when he feel to the ground on that comebacker. He’d be back by now otherwise.

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @DrEasy:

      Not to mention he fractured his scull. There was blood coming down his head behind his ear.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @DrEasy: @bossmanjunior: I’ve got to think there is a big mental part of it too, remember Matt Clement? Couldn’t get it back together because of something unconscious trying to protect himself

      • Drongo McReddickbeard says:
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        @Grey: Personally, I remember Herb Score..

  12. bossmanjunior says:
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    Carter really Capped the bed before I dropped him. Ugh.

  13. Kevin says:
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    ROS: Porcello, Kluber, Cashner
    Starting Ryu, Cashner and Wheeler tomorrow?
    Start Heyward for the double header vs. Harvey, Wheeler or Beltran vs. Samardzija?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Kevin: Like pitcher ranks, start all 3, and yea start Heyward for both

  14. JFK says:
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    Wanted to re-visit this after Gee’s QS against a tough Braves’ lineup on-the-road:
    -Pick two SP’s to hold ROS: Straily, Ejax, Lohse, Gee, Carlos Martinez
    *You recommended Straily and EJax – I’ve already picked up Straily, and am still high on him despite today’s hiccup (strong Rangers’ lineup in Arlington).

    Expanding the list, which two would you choose to hold ROS from this group:
    EJax, Lohse, Gee, Carlos Martinez, Kyle Gibson, John Lackey, Zach McAllister, Wacha, Gausman

    Could take a third from that group, too, if you think any of them are worth swapping out as an upgrade to my current rotation: Verlander, Iwakuma, Masterson, Lester, Porcello, Straily, Wheeler, Ogando*

    Thnks fr th Mmrs!

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      @JFK:

      Going to through Samuel Deduno into that mix, as well (Erasmo is already gone).

      • JFK says:
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        @JFK:

        *throw. Ack.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JFK: Not sure if I answered that, but starting to buy Gee a little bit. So to your list – hold ROS is Gee and Lohse for me right now. Everyone else you’ve got above that look good, but Lohse is streamable and Gee is too if this is only a blip

      • JFK says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks!
        It was actually @Grey who originally answered, so would still like to hear from him as well, if possible.

        Gee and Lohse sound good – just noticed that Maholm is also sitting there (he’d been streamed a couple times, but thought someone had picked him up for good), so if you had to pick three from that list, would it be Gee, Lohse and…?
        EJax, Lohse, Gee, Carlos Martinez, Kyle Gibson, John Lackey, Zach McAllister, Wacha, Gausman, Maholm

        Another manager in my league pointed me to this site 1/4 of the way into the season, and I’ve been hooked ever since…y’all feed the beast 24-7, and I LOVE IT.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JFK: Haha thanks man! We/I love doin it! I don’t feel great about it, but right now probably Lackey despite the fact he’s a tool…

          • JFK says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            Ah…I’ve already got that head-case, Lester, in my rotation and he’s driven me from sipping whiskey while I track stats to taking shots of vodka; pretty sure adding Lackey’s going to push me over the edge to just chugging tequila straight from the bottle (and I’m talking Sauza aka the stuff I’d normally use as lighter fluid).
            That said, I’ll push him into the top five for consideration, even if that path is looking dark and painful (with a lot of hungover mornings waking up drenched in sweat and self-loathing).

            Thanks again!

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @JFK: Oh geez, yea you might have some AA meetings to go to come the winter haha

              • JFK says:
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                @JB Gilpin:

                I know I’m at the point of beating the damn thing to death, but top 5 to pick up and hold in a keeper league and with a transaction limit looming:

                Gee, Lohse, Lackey, EJax…Gausman/Wacha/Martinez/Gibson or Deduno/Maholm?

                I’ve got Iwakuma (15th) and Wheeler (21st) as my current potential keeper arms, so really looking for arms that can help me this year and possibly a developing stud that could make Iwakuma tradestock (towards a Chris Davis or Segura-type, who are both 21st rounders next year) or supplant Wheeler.
                I don’t know a lot about Gibson, have been high on Wacha and Gausman, like Deduno, but think Martinez may be the money pick of that lot…thoughts?

                • JB Gilpin

                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @JFK: No prob! Yea probably Martinez is your best bet

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  @JFK: Gee, Lohse, Lackey, EJax, Wacha

                  • JFK says:
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                    @Grey:

                    Thanks, bros!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  15. bossmanjunior says:
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    @Grey

    1) Hill or Altuve ROS?

    2) Drop Pestano for Benoit? C. Perez is coming back Friday and Leyland said tonight ” This is ‘Days of Our Lives,’ we’ll find out tonight” in reference to who the closer is. Oliver Perez still out there too.

    3)

    4) Would you start Frazier v Morton (4-5 4xbh) over Choo v Morton (n/a) or A. Jones @ Verlander (2-24 8k)?

    Thanks as always!

    • @bossmanjunior: I;m not @Grey, or even Grey, but I’d take Altuve over Hill.

      The closer situations you mentioned are all crap shoots, but I don’t Benoit is a long-term fix in Detroit (I think they trade for help or bring up Rondon), but he’s the best pitcher and he’ll probably get a few saves and help your ratios, maybe even vulture a win or two. Ollie has the best chance of staying in the job, but I think he’s also got the best chance of a 0.1 IP, 3ER kind of line. Keep Pestano on your watch list: CPerez could get hurt again, or get traded if the Indians continue to fall back in the standings.

      If you have to choose between those three hitters (i.e., no other options), go with Choo: always take Choo over Frazier against RHP and the opposite vs. LHP. I almost always start Jones but if it’s him or Choo with those matchups, I’d go for Choo.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bossmanjunior: I’m Grey’s assistant coach, so I can take a whirl 1) Altuve 2) Keep Pestano 3) 4) No I think you leave your studs in

  16. RudyCorrales says:
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    Grey. Which of these sppt starts should i be riding?

    Bronso Arroyo vs. Pit

    Eric Stutts @ SF

    Jose Fernandez @ Ari

    Buherle vs Rockiees

    Im looking to stream 2 of these guys. Going after a low era and whip

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RudyCorrales: I got ya on mine, but Stults and JoFer if ya didn’t see

  17. bossmanjunior says:
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    Alex Colome officially taking Cobb’s spot in the rotation. Set to start against the Yankees Friday. Not sure how many starts he’ll make though.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Saw him last night in Durham (how’s that for on site reporting!) had a little trouble and got pulled early but his 96 multiple times

  18. Al says:
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    Having a tough time letting this offer go…
    Tulo for my Rendon and Granderson. This guy is out of it, and I am in first place by 12 games in a 6×6 OPS/QS 14-team h2h. I’ve got Segura at SS, while Tulo would replace Rendon at MI. Not saying I’m not afraid someone catches me, but I figure that I could get away without Rendon’s production for 5 weeks until Tulo is back, then Tulo carries me through the stretch and the playoffs in September. Until the Rockies send him in for surgery at the end of July.

    What do you think? And do you use gel in the hair and stache, or do they just look like that when you get out from under Giancarlo’s bed every morning?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Al: Oh he always looks like that! I think I do that with Grandy out too, could be a killer deal as you trot into the finals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Al: Trade sounds fine…I roll out from under Ginacarlo’s bed like this…

  19. Hal Incandenza says:
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    @Grey:

    Twelve team 6 x 6 w/OPS & Holds, Roto. I currently roster the following players to cover 2B, 3B, & SS:
    Prado (2B/3B/LF)
    Seager (3B)
    Arenado (3B)
    Franklin (SS/2B)
    Rutledge (SS/2B)

    Should I look to add Headley and/or Kelley Johnson from waivers? If so, who would you suggest dropping?

    I’m currently working with a platoon type of approach at 3B between Arenado (I’m thinking play him at home) & Seager (sit vs. LHP, fares better away).

    My 2B options are also a mix of meh in Prado and Rutledge (assuming Franklin is slotted at SS). Kelley Johnson was recently dropped. I like his RBI potential at 2B over what I’ve been getting.

    If I should add Headley and/or Kelley Johnson, drop options are:
    O. Perez
    Prado (Would have to play Rutledge at 2B if I didn’t get Kelley Johnson)
    Rutledge (also have Franklin for SS)
    Arenado
    Lester

    Thanks in advance.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: I would drop both Franklin and Rutledge for those two.

  20. Iguy says:
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    Better stash for rest of season, non-keeper. Beachy or Pineda?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Iguy: Beachy

  21. Christopher says:
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    10-team 5×5 H2H league, can only start 3 OF and 2 Util.
    Want to trade for #1/#2 SP.
    Who goes: Dread Pirate, Adam Jones, Austin Jackson, Justin Upton, Ellsbury, Dominic Brown, or Heyward?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Christopher: I’d try to sell Brown high if I could

  22. Allan says:
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    Confident enough in porcello to start him against baltimore? Also still pitch straily @seattle after he blew up yesterday? Thanks Grey. Great write up as usual and new avatar.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Allan: Not sure if you asked this on my other article or someone else, but I start both and feel pretty good about it

      • Allan says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB i did ask on the kluber post. I have Cobb and Sanchez so need temporary pitching help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Allan: Thanks! Agree with JB

  23. SpecialFNK says:
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    with Anibal Sanchez going on the DL the Tigers called up Jose Alvarez. is he worth starting at home against Boston on Thursday? his first game he gave up 1 ER in 6 innings with 7 K against the Indians, and had a no hitter going into the 5th.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @SpecialFNK: I really really like Alvarez but I’m not gonna trust him there. If you have the roster spot, might be worth the add though as Anibal might be a while despite them saying it’s minor right now and the MRI revealing nothing.

  24. Barry B says:
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    Hey Grey, great read as always. It’s been a huge help ! Anyways would you start either of the following today:

    Cashner @ SF vs Cain
    Ryu @ NYY vs Hughes

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Barry B: I think I’d start both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Barry B: Thanks! Agreed, start both

  25. Terrence Mann says:
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    Nice avatar. What I see is a daquiri drinking womanizer guest starring on the Love Boat that spends his time trying to impress Charo but ends up settling for a gummer from Betty White or Carol Channing.

  26. Fungazi says:
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    Not sure I’m liking the new avatar as much. The Miami Vice is cool and all, but the old one was so ‘Ah dam, arrested drunk for indecent exposure with a half kilo by an undercover hooker… AGAIN’ uniqueness. Both are pretty cool though.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fungazi: But imagine this as the mug shot, offering the 300 lbs mug shot lady a daiquiri!

      • Fungazi says:
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        @JB Gilpin: No way are you getting caught with a half kee and walking around with a daiquiri afterwards!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Fungazi: The swagger of Grey could pull it off :)

          • Swagger Jackers says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Are you talking to me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fungazi: Haha… I can see now why the other one would be so appealing…

  27. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    My SPs are as follows
    Latos
    J Fernandez
    H Bailey
    Hanson
    Wheeler
    Stults
    Chatwood
    DL-Pineda, Beachy, Burnett
    Straight poop… so my questiom is, someone dropped Kluber yesterday. Should I use my number 4 waiver on him? Need pitchin badly. Thanks! Nice new pic by the way

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Goldschmidt On Her Chest: haha straight poop. always feel better. Wait, why the hell did someone drop Kluber! Hah. I would, upgrade over all 3 of those bottom guys, probably drop Chatwood, if you have under 3 DL spots and one is in a bench spot, lose Pineda

      • Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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        @JB Gilpin: we do have 3 DL spots. The person who scooped him actually dropped him sunday to stream again before Klubers stellar performance yet again. Yea chatwood is gone for kluber. Just crossin my fingers noone else uses higher waiver. My OF is stanton, puig, heywaed, cespedes and mccutchen so looks like its time to deal one of those guys for a pitcher.

  28. A-Train says:
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    Another great read – thanks!
    Which side do you like?
    Wil Myers, Matt Kemp & Jake Peavy OR Matt Harvey & Jose Reyes?
    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @A-Train: Hmmm probably Harvey side if only bc it won’t clog your roster as much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @A-Train: Thanks! Sides are close, probably also go Harvey

  29. MoneyMike says:
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    Start Sadmardzija @Stl and Wheeler @Atl?
    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MoneyMike: Yup I like both

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I’m sitting Samardjiza

        • Jon says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate:

          Can we get a Grey weigh in to break the tie? I’m tempted to sit him since my whip had gotten whipped by him, Moore and Cobb last two starts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MoneyMike: Depends on the league size… I’m starting Wheeler, Samardzija has looked wonky, but would start him in 12 team or deeper…

  30. MoneyMike says:
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    Start Sadmardzija @Stl and Wheeler @Atl?
    Thanks!

  31. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    Should I be dropping profar? I have him in my utility spot(kipnis is my 2B). Rendon werth de aza konerko hill and reddick are available.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bitchesbeshoppach: I think Hill is worth the stache (hah) probably like De Aza the best since UTIL tho

  32. FMFBL says:
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    You see Cecil having more Holds opportunities? I have Sheppars who’s been a very good RP but underwhelming in the K department.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @FMFBL: Probably, esp. since I think you’re looking for a few Ks

  33. Jamiehov says:
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    Hahaha@ the Stanton blurb.

    Who should I start/sit today.

    Samarzdja
    Wheeler
    Parker

    I’m leaning towards just Wheeler but considering Sanarzdja

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jamiehov: Yea I’d play the top 2

      • Jamiehov says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Will do!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jamiehov: Thanks! I’d be careful with Samardzija, depends on the situation…

  34. yeshcheese says:
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    Harang blows it again … chances of a Erasmo call up increasing … cmon Jack Z

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @yeshcheese: Harang is turrible

  35. Jason says:
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    Sit Lind at home v Francis? Career 1 for 6.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason: Yea I would

  36. Beastman says:
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    Grey, does your avatar have any hip catch phrases sure to connect with the 18 to 25s, just like Poochie did?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Beastman: “This is fantasy…to the max!”

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: thats 18-25 year olds in 1988

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  37. John says:
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    Who would you rather have in a keeper league – Segura or Cole? Both would cost $6 next year, $11 the year after that, etc.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @John: Segura

  38. MattH says:
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    Hey, Grey and JB. Like the new avatar. Nice mention of Cecil and Smyly. Those two guys have been great. Thanks for the updates. So, start Harvey and bench J. Upton? I really thought i was done benching Upton.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MattH: I’d roll em both out there, Heyward – tough v. Harvey but think he could hit Wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattH: Thanks! Agree with JB

  39. Shorty says:
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    Would Rios and Kennedy be a good haul for Fowler and Tillman? Trying to make a splash with a good old fashioned sell high (and buy low on Kennedy).

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shorty: Yea I think so but not too big on Kennedy bouncing back

      • Shorty says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Agreed – just trying to decide if Rios is a big enough upgrade over Fowler to take the chance on Kennedy. Do you think Tillman will be able to keep this up?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Shorty: I think he is, as long as you can bench Kennedy here and there to be sure he’s got it together. Tillman is just an OK pitcher to me, fringe 10-team worthy, doesn’t strike too many guys out and will get hit around here and there going forward

  40. Jason says:
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    How good do you think Kluber will be ROS? Will you think we will out-perform any of these guys. Bailey, Moore, Greinke, Corbin, Ryu, or Porcello? Is it worth trying to trade one of these guys to pick him up? I don’t believe dropping any of them is a real option, but hey, I’ve been making so many wrong decision this year with my pitching…. Was a toss up between streaming Morris or Leake yesterday, picked Morris…he pretty much sucked while Leake had a good game,UGH!!!!!!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ichirosan: I gotcha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ichirosan: I’d do Straily, Morrison and Doumit for Nick…

      • ichirosan says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!!! Will keep thinking about it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  41. Ernie says:
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    Latos vs PIT
    Samardzija @ STL
    Ryu @ NYY
    Cashner @ SF

    Start them with confidence or bench someone of them?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ernie: Starting all 4 with pretty good confidence

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ernie: Samardzija — no confidence in him but starting him in some leagues…

  42. Kc says:
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    If I am in need of saves, what do you think of trading Myers for Holland? I know Myers is getting called up today and has a lot of hype so maybe it’s good time to sell high (unless he goes into Trout mode)? Any thoughts? My OFs are Bautista, Holliday, Jackson, and BJ.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kc: Since you need saves, I do that deal

  43. Frankie says:
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    Think this is a no brainer, but ill ask anyways….

    Should I trade Miller, Utley, and Gattis

    For

    Kinsler and Holiday?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frankie: hah, yea I like bottom side for sure

    • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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      @Frankie: Hope you were able to swing that before Gattis got DL’d.

  44. JFK says:
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    In an H2H league where I’m going up against a strongly balanced 4th place team (I’m in a distant 7th) and needing a big week, do you insert Desmond Jennings and/or Wil Myers into today’s lineup for their doubleheader w/Boston (Aceves/Doubront) and swap out:
    -AJax against Verlander
    -Pence against Cashner
    -Stanton @Arizona (TBD)
    -Matt Carpenter against Samardzija

    In particular need of runs, HRs and SBs, but with Jennings hit-or-miss in the 6th spot and Myers probably debuting in the 7th or 8th spot, not sure either provides more production in any of those cats than the cats listed above, even w/the extra ABs from having two games; not even certain if Myers will play in both games?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JFK: Yea think Myers might only get one game, I think play Jennings and swap out Carpenter, as Jennings has all 3 stats upside.

      • JFK says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Innnnnteresting. Yup, looks good…and not just from behind (damn you, beer goggles and inventor of skinny jeans!).

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @MoneyMike: @JFK: The whole package!

  45. Mike

    Mike says:
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    Thanks for the plug, Grey! I just tried clinking glasses with your new avatar and now my computer is all wet…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      Not the first time Grey made a computer get wet!

      • Tio says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        2-days ago when Myers got called up

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Tio: twice last night for each Giancarlo HR

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: I lob them in, you guys crush them out of the park…love it!

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Mike: ala Balboni

      • Drongo McReddickbeard says:
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        @JB Gilpin: @Grey I thought it was one of those nice things that you twist for a premeasured dose of blow…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: No problem, Mike… It was a good column this week!

  46. Ollie says:
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    I’ve got Jason Castro on one of my teams and Wieters on the other. Casto is available in the second league, and even with the low RBI total, I’m thinking of dropping Wieters for Castro. Obviously Castro doesn’t have the track record of 20+ homers and a good amount of RBI, but I think Castro might end up being better this year. Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ollie: Nah I’d hold out for Wieters

  47. sanfran1966 says:
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    Carter Capps = Herpes

    The gift that keeps on giving…

    Dropped him yesterday Monday AM (player adds are effective the next day) and remained in the lineup for the PM game…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @sanfran1966: Oh geez that’s awful… Change the rules in your league if you can next year!

  48. AJ says:
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    Out of all the top Aces who do you guys think will be the best ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AJ: So like, who ends up the #1 pitcher? I’ll go Kershaw

      • AJ says:
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        @JB Gilpin: yea kershaw is definitely a stud…but when it comes to fantasy stats high K’s Wins all those just crazy dominating your pickinv him over a waino, yu, felix or verlander?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @AJ: Yea I think so, he’s been unreal. Yu will get K crown, but taking Kershaw overall wins will come

  49. King Daddy Crunch says:
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    In a keeper league (can keep 9 each year), I’ve been offered Reyes and Pedroia for Machado. Your thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @King Daddy Crunch: OH wow… That’s a ton to bring in for Machado, I probably do that

      • King Daddy Crunch says:
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        @JB Gilpin: In a one year league, I’d agree – in a keeper league, trading two 30 year olds for a 20 year old is a tough sell. I’m going to agree with Grey on this one.

  50. Morgan says:
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    Am I sittin g Parker today in Arlington?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Morgan: Yup

      • Todd25 says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I’m sitting/purging all MediOAKers in Arlington this week, noooo thank you.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Todd25: Agree, Straily started the trend for sure

        • mauledbypandas says:
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          @Todd25: you can thank me for that. As a die hard Rangers fan I took one for the team and picked up Straily for the start yesterday to get the Rangers’ offense going

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @mauledbypandas: Hahaha I’m sure all TEX hitters owners appreciate it!

            • mauledbypandas says:
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              @JB Gilpin: Well it was a little bit scratching my own back since I have about half the Rangers lineup as well :)

  51. Pager24 says:
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    what is your feeling on Starlin Castro ROS?

    would you do castro for andrus and cole?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pager24: I’m not a big Andrus guy at all, I’d keep Castro there. Think he can bounce back

  52. Queso Grande says:
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    Looking for some thoughts on OF. I have Cargo, Holliday, De Aza and Melky at U. Dropped the lesser Upton recently and he’s still out there along with Cain, Reddick, Pagan, Hunter. Anyone worth making a switch on?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Queso Grande: I’d get Upton back and lose Melky

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Queso Grande: Yea agree with Cram

  53. Gray Elbright says:
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    I am officially aboard the Kluber and Porcello hype trains…Here’s to the rest of their seasons!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gray Elbright: Woooo! I was definitely one of the conductors, glad to have them both on multiple teams

      • Gray Elbright says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Grabbed Porcello last week and got Kluber this morning! Let’s go!

  54. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Can someone give me a Bourjos comparison? Or a stat line if he played a whole season? I don’t care if you lie to me.

  55. razzkazz says:
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    Question in a H2H

    • razzkazz says:
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      @razzkazz:

      in a H2H pts league who would you guys rather have rest of way. Tim Lincedum or Dillion Gee? Bobby Parnell is one of my closers. Debating trading Tin fo Gee

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @razzkazz: Meh probably Lincecum still, but barely. Want to see 1 or 2 more good starts for Gee

  56. Clint says:
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    Any chance you see Smyly sneaking into the closer role with Papa Grande whiffing, Grey? Leyland doesn’t seem to like Benoit or Rondon and with Smyly performing so well overall…..?

    • Tio says:
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      @Clint:

      I think the chances are slim to none. The Tigers envision Smyly as a starter. Although if things continue to go badly, you never know.

      To me the likely scenario is for the Tigers to trade for Huston Street or some other closer available at the deadline.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clint: Agree, Smyly they like in long relief and lefty situations (when there’s a lot up) and I don’t think want him in closer duty

  57. Ciao, Roberto says:
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    Keeper league with Holds.

    Should I hold onto Gausman for the future? Or should I drop him for Brett Cecil or Andrew Miller? They have been lights out and the potential for holds would be nice.

    • Tio says:
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      @Ciao, Roberto:

      Depends on the league format… if most of the top minor league guys are on rosters, I would probably hold Gausman… otherwise feel free to drop him. Cecil and Miller have no longterm value though.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ciao, Roberto: Also depends on how many holds you have, if you’re hurting there then go for it

  58. zk says:
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    Adding Barnes in an NL-only would be EXTREMELY sneaky, considering Houston plays in the American League. Well, “plays” might not be the best verb.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @zk: Sneaky indeed!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zk: My bad, fixed

      • zk says:
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        @Grey: You’ll pay for that.

  59. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    One more. Pick one to ride the pine
    Cespedes vs Darvish (suprisingly batting .429 vs)
    Mccutch vs Latos
    Heyward vs Harvey and Wheeler(after game getting such a late start last night and double header today not sure he plays both games)

    • Tio says:
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      @Goldschmidt On Her Chest:

      I’d probably start Heyward over Cespedes given the chance of 2 games.

      Definitely start Cutch against Latos who has been extremely hittable his last couple turns.

  60. Todd25 says:
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    hahaha. Grey i dig the Miami Vice / Anchorman look. You stay classy fantasy baseballers.

    Pick 2 to start today: Choo, Colvin, Hamilton, Frazier.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Todd25: Gonna go with the Reds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Todd25: Thanks! Agree, Reds

  61. JP says:
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    trade reyes and JoFer for David Price?

    C – V Mart
    1B – Goldy
    2B – Kipnis
    3B – Miggy
    SS – N Franklin
    OF – Brown
    OF – Jones
    OF – B Upton
    Util – Blanks
    DL: Reyes, Kemp

    SP – Samardzija
    SP – Cashner
    SP – Wainwright
    SP – Cole
    SP – Greinke
    SP – J Johnson
    SP – J Fernandez
    SP – Milone
    SP – Jackson
    SP – Kluber
    RP – Nathan
    RP – Perkins
    RP – Wilhelmsen
    DL – Pineda

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @JP: Eh, I’m a Jo-Fer believer and Reyes will be an upgrade over Franklin. I would hold, though these guys will probably disagree.

      • Tio says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole:

        Agreed… I would probably wait a couple of weeks before making this move.

        The Rangers have committed to playing Profer in the OF.

        Reyes is nearly ready for a rehab assignment

        in a couple weeks you should have a better idea if/when Price will come back.

      • JP says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole:
        im def a Jo-Fer believer, but with an innings limit he’s basically worthless come playoff time, so i figured converting him to Price would work out.

        also got offered this:
        trade kemp/waino/brown for cutch/cain/gallardo?

        you sticking w/ kemp this season, or cash in on his name value for now?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JP: I’d hold too, I’m scared with Price’s hurt arm.

      • JP says:
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        @JB Gilpin:@JB Gilpin: thanks dude. i’m weary of his arm as well.. im going to wait until he goes on assignment and has a clear timetable before moving

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JP: Sounds like a plan! Yea I wanna see him throw with no hiccups for a while first

  62. D. says:
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    I have both M. Cain and Cashner… if you had to pick between them to start today, who would you pick? I don’t have to start either.. and am leaning towards just sitting them both since I am over in innings a little bit.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @D.: I think you have to play Cain

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @D.: Agreed. I don’t even know the matchups, but you have to go Cain every time.

  63. Ryan says:
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    In a dynasty league who wins here?

    Adrian Gonzalez Patrick Corbin Rafael soriano

    profar Soler wheeleer

    .

    c jp arencibia
    1b prince fielder
    2b neil walker
    ss nick franklin
    3b miguel cabrera
    inf evan longoria
    lf michael morse
    cf norichika aoki
    rf justin upton
    of carl crawford
    util desmond jennings
    bn yunel escobar
    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

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Ryan: I guess you didn’t take the last week of advice and trade Longoria?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan: I like what you’re getting unless youre in total rebuild mode

      • Ryan says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I guess I’m in a win now situation. I’m currently in 2nd place. Really sucks to lose all that youth and upside. Not sure if its worth it though.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Ryan: I think it is, I’m not huge on Wheeler, Corbin is showing he can do it. Huge for a right now move

          • Ryan says:
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            @JB Gilpin: why don’t u trust wheeler?

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Ryan: I think a lot of people are thinking another Harvey, don’t think the Ks, not big win potential, a little less control. I want to see something first, I know struggling in the PCL in Vegas isn’t a big deal, but yea that too

  64. Worlds First Analrapist says:
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    12-team H2H 6×6 (OBP, QS) 4-player keeper (only players draft after the 1st 4 rounds, 3 yr max)

    Good morning Grey and JB! I am looking to trade one of my 3B (Sandoval, Frazier, Arenado) and an OF to clear up space for my players returning from the DL. What do you think of trading Aoki, Arenado, Cozart for Alex Gordon and Rutledge?

    My team:
    C- Rosario
    1B- Votto (NK)
    2B- Phillips (NK)
    3B- Frazier
    SS- Cozart
    MI- Carpenter
    CI- Butler
    OFx5- Stanton (NK), Jennings, Rios, Cruz, Marte
    UTIL- Arenado
    BN- Aoki, Sandoval (NK)
    DL- Reyes

    SP- Bumgarner, Moore, Samardzija, Niese, Milone, Griffin, Santiago, Garza, Doubront, Eovaldi, Erasmo, Ramirez
    RP- Balfour, Veras, Henderson, Jansen
    DL- Brunett, Pineda

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Worlds First Analrapist: Morning man! I like Gordon the best, I think that’s a solid trade

  65. Tony Starks says:
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    Grey – is there another BJ on the Rays? Otherwise WHY in the world would Alex Cobb miss BJ Upton farting on the plane?!!

    CMON MAN! LOL

  66. Hotrod says:
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    Delgado vs. Mia

    Figaro @ Hou

    Jimenez vs. KC
    WHich one??????

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Hotrod: Figaro

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hotrod: Figarrrrrro Figaro Figaro Figaro Fi-Garrr-Ooooo

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Oh man, I was THIS close to putting that.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I wouldn’t play him, it violates the NL pitcher in an AL park rule, if it’s no ace then stay out of that place

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: Well since the Astros are playing like a foot still in the NL, plus a nice park, plus K prone, I love it and I’m doing it

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @JB Gilpin: we shall see who is right, I have abut a 10% success rate with my NL arms in AL parks regardless how good it looks, from my many years I just stay away

  67. Mjh says:
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    After throwing out several trade requests and seeing what stuck I’ve found myself flush with middle infield tier 2 talent. Who would you move (or drop)?
    [12 team, 5x5 + H, TB, OPS]

    I’m now sitting on Kendrick, Andrus, Franklin, and Rutledge and have Utley coming off (and going back onto) the DL soon.

    Thanks dudes.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mjh: I’d lose Franklin, but wait until Utley is up a game or two

  68. nathan says:
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    Hi, thanks for all the great postings

    someone dropped Pineda in my league & i think it’d be a good idea to pick him up.. would you recommend picking him up and dropping any of these guys for him? Strailey, Phelps, Erasmo or Oliver perez (my only RP).

    thanks!!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @nathan: No way. Maybe Perez if you’re dead last in saves anyway.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @nathan: Agree with Cram need to see Pineda in the Majors before I put any stock in him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nathan: Thanks! Agree with above

  69. FMFBL says:
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    Reyes was dropped after his injury. I grabbed him and am considering flipping him before he returns. I have Castro so my SS position is pretty set. Was looking at guys like Pence or Freeman. Fair? Should I shoot higher?

    Thanks!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @FMFBL: You won’t get higher. You won’t even get Freeman.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @FMFBL: Fair – don’t think you can get much higher. Try to deal to a team needing SBs

  70. Shawn of the mostly living says:
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    Anyone know what to do with Andrus? I have Castro, and no one needs a SS. He really gives you nothing but steals, and I can’t trade him. It seems like I would benefit more from having Carp on my bench, or several other FA players. But at 90 something percent owned is he droppable? I’ve never owned him until this year but he seems like the MOST yawnstippating player in the league, am I wrong?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Shawn of the mostly living: I was able to trade him straight up for Uggla. I would shop him around to a team lacking in speed. If not, he’s fine as a bench player for off days, and maybe swipe a couple of bags.

      • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: I think I may be stuck with him, trying to shop him, but no one wants his garbage stats. its 10 team H2H so theres simply better talent to choose from. I may drop him when Putz is healthy

    • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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      @Shawn of the mostly living:

      HRS = 0
      average = .241
      2B = 7 <<<< how can he have so much speed but never hit doubles?
      steals = 16 best stat

      and he brings in average walks and decent runs. YAAAWWWWNNNN!!!!!! YAAAWWWWNNNN!!!!!!! after I get done marathon yawning from reading his stats I'm going to create an egg flavored vodka, drink it while hating the taste, but enjoying it more than I enjoy owning Andrus, and contemplate what I could possibly do with him.

      • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Ok, 2 of the Razzball brass tell me to hold him. Consider him held.

  71. Joel says:
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    Ya, not enough testosterone in that avatar. I’m sure I’ll get used to the new one, but it blends in far too easily and lacks the manly epicness.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: Gotcha… I’m not wearing pants, does that help?

      • Birdog says:
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        @Grey: strangely….yes

  72. Bobby says:
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    Was offered beltre for choo/andrus. Thoughts? Thanks!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Bobby: Fair

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bobby: I’d want Beltre

  73. Wake Up says:
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    Watch while the pitcher is pitching
    Cause this is the pitch of the year…but he had a no-hitter going…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Did I screw something up? Are you subtly saying I goofed in the post?

  74. LordaMercy says:
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    JB, great write-up on Kluber yesterday. In a pretty shallow league, think I should dump Dickey for him?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @LordaMercy: Yup I think I would

  75. Sorryano Northsiders says:
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    Avatar – Don Johnson meets Magnum P.I. (or Mr. Baseball/Mr. Besuboru if you want). By the way, I do love the old Avatar, any chance you could sell T-Shirts with that screen printed on it, maybe with:

    Who is
    Old Avatar
    Grey Albright

    I want one! Make it happen Gray!

  76. quarto says:
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    could really use a third closer. Would you drop Oliver Perez or Benoit for Gee or just hold?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @quarto: Since you need the closer I would probably hold right now but don’t have faith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @quarto: You need a third closer and you’re dropping a potential closer? I’m confused

  77. Wake Up says:
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    I second the great writeup on Kluber bro…Looks like he has some staying power…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wake Up: Thanks man! Yup been into with lots of fantasies for a little while, glad he threw so well this weekend.

  78. Steve Stevenson says:
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    God I love the new Leisure Suit Larry avatar. Anyway, I had E. Cabrera at SS and have heard different reports, from resting a couple days to DL likely. To replace him I’d probably have to drop Beachy. I’m a couple starts ahead of pace at SS. Do i wait it out a couple days to see if EverCab returns and I can hold Beachy, or replace him now? If the latter, Cozart’s the hottest schmotato on my wire–would you add him today, or one of the SS with a doubleheader (Drew–v Odorizzi, Archer; Simmons–v Wheeler, Harvey; Y Escobar–@ Aceves, Doubront), switching to Cozart tomorrow?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: I would go Drew today, against 2 rooks (but might only play one of those) then I actually like Simmons the best

  79. lepareux says:
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    teheran and aoki for matt holliday in an 11 team OPS and k/bb league? i need some power and have a bunch of other pitchers (scherzer, jzim, moore, fister, medlen, kluber, erasmo ramirez)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @lepareux: Yup I’d do that

  80. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    @GREY

    Who are you dropping first in a 12 team, 7×7 H2H league (extra categories are Ks and HRs allowed) where benches are pretty deep:

    Niese, Wheeler, Straily, Kennedy, H. Santiago?

    Thanks!

  81. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Yeah JB, you’re savvy with the under the radar pitchers. I don’t pay for pitching come draft time because I think I’m pretty good at picking off the wire. I think it’d be good of you to maybe have some sort of pre-draft rankings write-up dedicated to these type of pitchers leading up to the start of the season. If that’s something you’re into…

      • Nate says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah I’m in the same boat… got guys that Grey liked preseason like Harvey and am doing well with them… but some of the guys you’ve encouraged me to grab off wires has bolstered a pitching staff that was weak post-draft.

        Just more fuel to swaying you to do this heading into 2014…

  82. sanfran1966 says:
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    Gattis to the DL

    strained his oblique punching Beachy in the UCL

  83. Tom says:
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    In H2h where saves are very competitive every week. I have Bell who is trying his best not to be the closer when Putz gets back. Perez and Putz sit on the wire but have significant health concerns. I keep a pretty good eye on the waiver wire. Do I:
    a) hold Bell and hope Putz is still out there if a change is officially made
    b) drop Bell for Putz now and lose 5-6 days of closer this week w/ injury risk
    c) there is never any c
    d) drop Bell for Perez now and lose 3-4 days of closer time this week and take on injury risk

    I’ve heard that Putz may come back to a shared role. What are the chances of that dreadful scenario?

    • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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      @Tom: I’m in a similar position. My bet is Bell screws himself out of any chance of being the closer before Putz returns. Upon his return I bet he gets the full time role.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tom: I am a Bell owner as well, at least yesterday wasn’t a blown save! And only the one homer to one of the best power hitters in the league. I’m holding Bell

  84. JP says:
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    who do you drop of the below?
    Cashner
    Josh Johnson
    Cole
    Milone
    JoFer
    Kluber (big fan, loved your write-up on him)
    E Jackon

    • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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      @JP: Drop for who?

      • JP says:
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        @Shawn of the mostly living: possibly making a trade losing Kemp/Brown getting Cutch and a pitcher… either gallardo or cain… just figuring out who i have to drop if i end up doing it

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @JP: Maybe you should wait for that trade to actually happen. Because something else could happen in the mean time or…the trade doesn’t happen.

          • JP says:
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            @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: its effectively done.. kemp/brown for cutch/gallardo… just need to submit it in, but i cant yet until i select who i’m dropping, thats why it was speculative question.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JP: Thanks man! I love Kluber too. Probably EJax

  85. Greg says:
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    Okay, I’ve been looking at a Gallardo for Chase Headley offer. I’ve been playing Freese at 3rd for a few weeks now and have Chase “Givesgood” Headley riding the pine. Thoughts? (As repayment for my MMA fighter AAA closer wisecrack?)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Greg: I’d still want Headley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greg: I’d take Headley

  86. Dkohn says:
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    Yo Greydrian!

    Yeah I stole your headline from a couple weeks ago, big whup wanna fight about it?! No? Okay good me neither.

    First off digging the new avatar. I like to think you’re at some bar in Miami, where you just sent over a daiquiri to Ryan Zimmerman, “Cheers! *inaudible mumble*”
    Tony Montana: You say sometin?
    Grey: Nothing, nothing. Pass the…yea thanks.

    Second, after a more thorough review, off the Yeezus album all you need is the song Bound 2, it’s the new hotness though check it out.

    Third…shizz there was something I was supposed to do here….oh yea fantasy baseball, Hey ScottE, Erasmo doesn’t seem to have a place to fit in the Mariners rotation. Who would he bump? Can we get hittertron off his high horse and have him start telling us more about the future? I mean seriously why haven’t we invented hover boards yet?! I got questions y’all!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dkohn: Haha on the headline. I’ll let Grey and you talk Kanye, I’m a metal/post-rock kinda guy.

      • Hotrod says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Kanye is a horrible excuse for a human being

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Kylesa?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: Haven’t listened to them too much, kinda liked some of their new tracks though. Right now it’s Tesseract, always BTBAM, Contortionist, Enshine, throw in a little M83, Explosions, Godspeed – those sorta shindigs

          • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Ah, going to see Kylesa tonight.

              • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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                @JB Gilpin: Meshuggah! Nice. They’re playing with Blood Ceremony, White Hills and Lazer Wolf? Don’t know any of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dkohn: Ha! Okay, will check out that song, will check out the whole album today…Harang hopefully…

  87. John says:
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    Grey (I asked JB this last night but since your new avatar makes you look a little like a doctor, I figured I’d ask you for a second opinion):
    JB wrote a great article on Kluber yesterday. I need K’s and W’s in H2H league drop 2 from:
    Beachy (very easy ROS schedule with Wins but health issue)
    Wheeler (easy ROS schedule except maybe for Wins, no track record)
    Kluber (somewhat easy ROS schedule)
    Garza (average ROS schedule probably not many wins unless traded)
    Josh Johnson (very tough schedule, health issue)
    Streamer slot in 10 team H2H where I can make 7 pickups/week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Beachy, Johnson

  88. Jaw says:
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    Drop bell for putz?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jaw: I’m not yet. People hate Bell but seem to forget Putz was doing terrible too.

      • JoeC says:
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        @JB Gilpin: +1 (on hating Bell)

  89. Drew says:
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    @Grey: I’m in 1st place in my 6×6 Holds and QS (no Ws) H2H each category league and am a lock to make the playoffs with 6 weeks to go.

    The question is. Which of these SPs would you be willing to move for Price right now, knowing that he just needs to be healthy in 6 weeks?

    Scherzer, Gio, Shelby, Greinke, YoGa

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Drew: Most want to move YoGa I think thats a good move

      • Drew says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Agreed, but would you be willing to trade anyone else of the group? (I have not approached the Price owner yet)

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Drew: Not right now. Way too concerned another issue pops up

  90. Sammy says:
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    Stanton hitting the au shizz out of the ball. Getting offers left and right for him. Fowler/Felix for my Stanton was the best so far. Trying to get him to include Iwakuma and I’d include Beachy in a 3 for 2 (really a 3 for 1 since Beachy probably another month away still if not more). So final deal would be Felix/Iwakuma/Fowler for Stanton/Beachy. If I get him to do this I pull the trigger, right?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sammy: Yea I think I would, I’m a tad worried about Stanton’s knees. But the one of Corbin was curshhhhhed, as a Bell owner, I don’t want to watch that other one :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sammy: I’d take Felix and Fowler if you need pitching…Iwakuma too is obviously better

  91. Chris says:
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    JB/Grey,

    Is Miguel Montero finally starting to come around or would you still put more faith in a guy like Jason Castro ROS? I dropped Montero a few weeks back in favor of Castro. One can only wait for it to be “Miggy Time” for so long, right?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: Hah, yea I’d get Miggy with it

  92. willclark says:
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    Who is the best 3b option ROS? Lawrie, Rendon, or Sandoval? They all have limiting factors.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @willclark: Definitely Sandoval

  93. Keith says:
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    Where do you see Kyle Blanks ending up? Better than Hosmer and Rizzo?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Keith: Nah I don’t think so, he’s just hot right now

  94. AJ says:
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    So who we sitting for Myers tonite…Rizzo vs Waino or Lind vs Francis?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AJ: I would rather play those other two, but if you have a spot for Myers he’s worth a play

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @AJ: I’d bench Rizzo just for the day. He’s been slumping lately and Wainwright is a monster. I’d give Myers the call over him. He’s supposed to be in both games today, as well.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Wilsonian: I don’t blame ya there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AJ: Rizzo

  95. Wilsonian says:
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    Lucroy, Castro, Sal, or JP at C?

    Here’s a few more dick chips for a catcher question.

    I know Sal is supposed to be good, but damn is he boring. Castro has looked good lately and so has Lucroy. Kinda want to take a shot on Castro for a bit as he’s actually looked like a good hitter with some decent pop. Also didn’t realize he was such a highly touted prospect.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Wilsonian: This is me throwing my dick chips at you.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: Miggy Montero is there, too. And my apologies to Evil Grey/Cram/Razzball comment policeman for asking catcher questions. This is why I kind of hate these shallow leagues. They’re more difficult than you think with so much shizz on the waiver wire. If your guys are struggling, there’s bound to be something on the wire that isn’t. And you have to act fast before you get your ass handed to you that week.

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Wilsonian: No apologies necessary. I only responded because of the dick chips comment. I hate shallow leagues too, everyone’s got an all-star team, so I don’t do ‘em. Go with the hot bat no? Perez doesn’t hit homers

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Wilsonian: Sal has been hitting really well lately and in the 3 hole, I would stick with him, the problem with small leagues is you can over think it too much. M. Montero will be the catcher of the month at some point, probably July

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: @Jack Full of Hate: yeah, you have to ride the hot bat when you can. Castro has been the hotter of the two between him and Sal. I guess I’m gonna ride the Castro train for a few days. If he cools off, I’ll go back to Sal. Not like anyone will pick him up.

          And yeah, I’m on opposite ends of the spectrum. I’ve got an 8 team league and a 16 team league. Completely different animals. In these shallow leagues, if someone goes cold you gotta pick someone else up if your opponent isn’t struggling. You can easily get your ass handed to you by your opponent just because of a few struggling bats. Like you said, everyone has an all star team.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wilsonian: All depends on needs – power JP, all around help Lucroy, AVG Sal.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I’m gonna ride the Castro train for a day or two, see how he plays. It’s an H2H league, and I prefer the counting stats, which is why Sal bores the crap out of me. I couldn’t care less about just average. I need some pop and ribbies, especially in an OB+SLUG league. Sal is borderline useless. I’ll keep an eye on them all and hopefully I won’t have to ask TOO many more questions about these guys.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Wilsonian: Cram will start spamming every question!

  96. Wudaben says:
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    I think you’ve got the whole Miami Vice resemblance wrong… it’s much more like Robin Williams’ gay character from The Birdcage!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wudaben: Hahahahaha! You smearrrrr!

  97. Moth says:
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    Start Lyles vs. MIL in a deep mixed league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Moth: Nah I don’t think I would, I know big K game and my Brew Crew can sure whiff, but I’m not buying

  98. Bill@Bong.com says:
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    Selling Braun in exchange for Rizzo and Cespedes.

    Would anyone NOT take this trade?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bill@Bong.com: I am biased, I like the Brewers, I wouldn’t do that, but again, bias

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Bill@Bong.com: Unbiased, I would take it.

  99. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    Carter I’m about to put some Capps in my head is the reason my team has put me on suicide watch this week just sayin… (who wrote him in their buy column)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Dredd Pirate: Not me! I’m avoiding all SEA guys except holding Kaizer Wilhelm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Dredd Pirate: My bad, I was drunk on SAGNOF! I did tell you to lose him the day before that shizz show…

  100. EK says:
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    Rank for H2H pts (listed in order of the SON):

    Vargas vs PIT
    Cashner vs LAD
    Maholm vs NYM
    Figaro @ HOU
    Cashner @ SF
    Cole @ LAA

    • EK says:
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      @EK: Cueto @ ARI according to SON would be listed at the bottom but I’d put him at the top.. agreed?

      • He’s not at the bottom…but it’s not a great start ($4.6). Road starts at @ARI can be tough.

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          @Rudy Gamble: Where would you rank him among the above?

          • @EK: below all of them except Figaro and Cole….

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EK: Cashner SF, Vargas, Figaro, Cash LA, Cole, Maholm

  101. Steve D. says:
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    Anyone have an idea when we’ll see Billy Hamilton?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Steve D.: September, August if there is a rash of injuries

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve D.: agree

  102. Fenway Fungus says:
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    Got Ryu at NYY, Wheeler at ATL, and Samardj at STL.

    Those are great venues. I’m thinking of sitting all 3 (1500 innings limit league). Samardj has a bad history vs the Cards so for sure he sits. Yanks haven’t seen Ryu though.

    Would you start the other 2?

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      @Fenway Fungus: NOT great venues….

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fenway Fungus: Atl is actually a nice pitcher’s park. I’m starting all 3

  103. JoeBoo says:
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    Middle Infidel Blues:
    I have this pile of Blah in my middle infield (12 team mixed keeper):
    -K Johnson, Rendon 2B
    -Castro SS
    -Cosart MI

    Nick Franklin’s available, drop Johnson for him now that Wil Myers is in the hizzie? Johnson’s been hiding out on the side of a milk carton since the end of May

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JoeBoo: I wouldn’t, but Grey loves him, might differ

  104. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    Sry one more bench situation. Bench 1
    Machado vs Verlander (.167 in 6 ABs)
    Craig vs Samardzja (.235 avg)
    Carpenter vs Samardzja (.333 avg in 3 ABs)
    Thanks man!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Goldschmidt On Her Chest: I think Carpenter, small sample, both other hitters are bteer, Machado might get an AB vs, Valverde Enchiladas

  105. cubjet says:
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    What do you think of my jose bautista for mike minor?
    I have 3OF spots and a utility spot.
    I have
    Carlos Gonzalez
    Giancarlo Stanton
    Puig
    Wil Myers
    Adam Eaton on the DL
    Matt Carpenter that can fill in if needed.
    I felt someone was expendable and this is a keeper league so I don’t want to get rid of the young guys.
    Is Minor value enough or should i try for bigger?
    Thanks in advance and great column as usual.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @cubjet: Get more

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @cubjet: Bautista should bring in more

  106. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I’d been watching Cecil for a while, now you forced the hand….and so did Capps.

    How do you feel about Colon’s next start vs. the Mariner’s? In his start against them on Sunday he gave up 8 hits and will now face them in back to back games, which I’m never a fan of. In his only other back to back on the year he faced Texas and gave up 3 ER and 2 ER. SON has him at 13.6 but I feel he’s more of a 6-8

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Neither Grey or I like Colon, think he’s a semi-risky play, he gave up like 7 of those hits in the first 1.1 innings or something nuts, then settled down like at a Brazilian steakhouse

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @JB Gilpin: what the hell is post-rock, gravel?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: Hahahaha! It’s like, rock instruments playing more orchestral stuff, with no lyrics usually.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @JB Gilpin: so it’s like going to a zeppelin concert when they would each do a 20 minute solo

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: Sorta yea, a little jam band-ish. Have you seen Friday Night Lights the movie? Score is by explosions in the sky.

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @JB Gilpin: yes. Been a long time. A metal jam band?

                I’m pretty sure I’m a lot older yhan you and in my musical journey the last great metal band was pantera. I’m an old school late 70′s and 80′s metal head

  107. Pete says:
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    Ok to drop Pagan to stream Figaro this week? OF includes Bruce, Gordon, Brown, Puig, and De Aza (start 4).

    As an aside, when a player that relies on speed for stats more than others (such as Pagan) has a hamstring injury how long can it take to return to normal production realistically once they’re activated?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pete: Yea I think so, all depends, he’ll probably be at 95% so only miss on a few. Look at Bourjos. Hurt hammy, makes that unreal HR saving catch and stole a base

  108. Ron says:
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    Should I take this deal or leave it?

    I give: Holliday, Fowler and M. Carpenter
    I get: Cano and Rollins

    My other OF: Bautista, Bruce, Harper(DL), Cespedes, Frazier
    My current SS: Alcides

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ron: Like what you get, upgrade SS< best 2B

  109. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    80 percent rain in ATL today… put a damper in that double header?

    • Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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      @Goldschmidt On Her Chest: meaning have you heard anything about a postponed game?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Goldschmidt On Her Chest: Probably, ugh haven’t looked at weather, was looking forward to watching Harvey

      • Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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        @JB Gilpin: me too. Harvey AND wheeler…

  110. bash says:
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    Who to drop for Kluber ROS?

    H Santiago, niese, Ogando

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bash: Ogando

  111. smegma says:
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    Would you trade Cole and Crisp for Hamels in redraft league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @smegma: Hmmmm, if I had plenty of steals sure, ehhh, you know what probably not, Crisp is pretty solid, only injury concerns

    • Tio says:
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      @smegma:

      Probably not… Crisp is a top OFer when healthy. Hamels seems to be snakebitten with no run support this year.

      • smegma says:
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        @Tio: Thanks for the replies – Crisp is my bench OFer behind Davis/McCutchen/JUpton/Fowler…thinking about an upgrade. Would you try Crisp and Cole for Heyward?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @smegma: That’s way too much, Crisp should usually be above Fowler too, esp. when Rockies on road

          • Birdog says:
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            @JB Gilpin: crisp > fowler

  112. Jack says:
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    Blanks or Morse?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jack: Blanks right now, ride the hot bat, Morse ROS

  113. Mariner Mike says:
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    Have Harvey as a 2 starter this week as it works out if I use Wheeler tonight can only use Harvey once. Thinking of just watching Wheeler tonght and using Harvey twice. Thoughts? At least see what Wheeler has.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mariner Mike: Yea definitely do that, can’t miss a Harvey start

      • Mariner Mike says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thank you for the reply,always appreciated.

    • Tio says:
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      @Mariner Mike:

      Yep.. start Harvey, sit Wheels.

      • Birdog says:
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        @Tio: are you high?

  114. supra says:
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    Hey Grey, what scenarios are we stashing A-Rod in and how soon?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @supra: Best guess, should be owned 14+ teams with no other DL people, wait another month in lower. Not buying him as an impact really

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra: I have him in an AL-Only league… He’s garbage, don’t let the name value fool you

  115. Big Magoo says:
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    Whoa… I thought you were dead, Robert Goulet. Glad to see you!

  116. Fat Bastard says:
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    I have Pedroia, Hanley, Cozart, Rutledge,and A. Hill. Who do I drop when Hill comes off of the DL? And who should be the second guy on the chopping block if I need to free up another roster spot in the near future?

    • Tio says:
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      @Fat Bastard:

      Rutledge… the others are better and have a clear path to ABs. Weiss hate Rutledge’s guts. Like he is trying to date his daughter or something.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fat Bastard: Agree it’s Rutledge

  117. Granttranomo says:
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    Just offered Strasburg for Wil Myers in a keeper league. Who do you like more long-term?

  118. malamoney says:
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    Bourn or Victorino in H2H points leagues?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @malamoney: Bourn

      • malamoney says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Bourn > Morse > Victorino ???

  119. FillyP says:
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    Nice avatar, very Leisure Suit Larry-esque.

    The honeymoon period with Kelly Johnson is over. Dude has been turrible. Arenado worth a look? Other options: Moss, Castro, Reddick, E. Johnson, Venable, Carter.

    Need UTIL so position doesn’t matter. I’m running Salvy at C so maybe Castro is good back-up.. but then again I’ve got Rutledge at 2B. If you’re keeping track that’s 1/14 with a homer since his return. Frowny face.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @FillyP: Hah yea that’s no bueno. I think I nab Reddick

      • FillyP says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Yeah, made the move for Reddick. Got to say.. I’m nervous about our acquisition limit. I’m at 30/45 moves for the season (top 6 are all at 28+) and I need a move to activate Pablo when he’s back. Def got to lay low and try to make some trades.

        Dom Brown is coming back to earth. It’s a 7×7 H2H Keeper (only 3 bats max) with OBP/XBH and QS/IP. With that in mind, what do you think Brown’s value is? Considering moving him + Cozart to upgrade MI and maybe acquire some mid-level pitching help.

        • FillyP says:
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          @FillyP:

          12 teams, btw

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @FillyP: That sounds like a good move, I think Brown is a solid sell high, maybe top-60-80 overall kind of guy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FillyP: Thanks! Agree Reddick

  120. Schizer says:
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    Trumbo & Frazier for Headley & Papelbon. Which side? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Schizer: Depends on saves need vs. offense need

  121. JFK says:
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    Best two speculative grabs for a closer w/the first trade deadline coming up (or, secondarily, due to progressively inept closers)?

    Vinnie Pestano, Luke Gregerson, Jesse Crain, Bruce Rondon, John Axford, Mike Adams, Brandon Lyon, Frank Francisco, K-Rod, Steve Delabar, Joel Peralta, anyone else?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JFK: Pestano and ugh, probably Gregerson

  122. John says:
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    How much value do you see Wheeler Puig and Gyorko at $0 providing in my roto keeper league next year? We can keep 5 players in auction format.

    My season is shot. I’m way behind and someone wants my Minor, R Soriano, and one of Bruce, Cuddyer or Bourne. A total overpay in talent, sure, but is it worth it to collect these cheap keepers?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @John: Seems a tad too much, I’m not huge on Wheeler like others and Gyorko shouldn’t be a 5th keeper. So you’d probably only have Puig as a keeper, but giving up Minor Soriano and I’d choose Bourn isn’t going to be any of your keepers either most likely, so I’d have no problem with it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: I’d do Minor, Soriano and Cuddyer for them…

  123. Ryan741 says:
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    I picked up Wheeler a couple weeks ago to stash him. Would you throw him out there right away, or wait and see? I kind of want to move him for an established SP, any names that you would consider for him straight up?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan741: I’m throwing him out there today. I’d wait until a start or two, hope starts really hot and shoot for a top 5-10 guy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan741: Top 5-10 seems optimistic… Maybe a Fister-type

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan741: Oops read that as “RP” not “SP”! Yea top like 30-40 then

  124. the hungary hippo says:
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    Is Teix droppable for a streamer? Or should I just hold?

  125. Dan says:
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    Do we like Gee better than Cahill now? ;)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dan: Never been a Cahill guy, I personally do

    • Tio says:
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      @Dan:

      Cahill is becoming one of those guys who don’t pitch to their skillsets. He is frustrating to own because you never know when the stinker is coming and there is seemingly no way to predict it. He is still young but he hasn’t taken the next step after early success in Oakland.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Tio: Yup agree. I won’t use him in almost any leagues

  126. Zach says:
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    I have profar and rutledge to play 2b. Am I ok with that combo?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zach: Without knowing league depth or who’s out there, it could be worse

  127. Tio says:
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    I was drinking heavily the other night and made the mistake of adding Rendon for Franklin. I am hurting at 3b and felt like with Hanley, Prado and Lowrie on the roster franklin would be a luxury. Am I crazy? Now I read crappy Espinosa might come back and cut into his playing time… he must have pictures of Davey at the strip club.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tio: Haha I think I would’ve done the same sober! I like Rendon more

      • Tio says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Okay… thanks brother.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Tio: No prob man

  128. William says:
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    Morneau, Blanks, or Moreland ROS?

    • Tio says:
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      @William:

      If healthy – Moreland… he was having a breakout year and hits in a friendly park.

      Blanks #2 but you have to factor in his games at Petco limiting power upside.

      Morneau is a blahhh player… no fun to own.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @William: I think Moreland Morneau Blanks, wheels come off for Blanks soon

  129. Tehol Beddict says:
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    DROP PAPA GRANDE OR NO? Grey please, this is of huge importance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tehol Beddict: If by Papa Grande you mean you money maker, I think you gotta hold on

  130. Crown King Miggy says:
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    Need HELP! I have one DL spot currently taken by Jose Reyes, I have Tex at 1B and he sounds doomed to be back on the DL (After such a great comeback…NOT), Do i dump Reyes and Keep Tex on my DL or dump Texeira and just get a new 1B? My 1B options are David Freese, James Loney, Kendrys Morales, Kyle Blanks, Michael Young, or Brandon Moss which is the best option?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Crown King Miggy: Totally dump Tex. Ride Blanks while hot then move on

  131. diaperman says:
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    To get Wheeler in my lineup today I need to activate him from N/A and drop somebody else. Should I drop Valverde (Mujica is my only other closer), Porcello, or Figaro (has a good matchup vs. HOU today). Or do I wait and activate Wheeler for his next start? Rest of Staff:

    Price (DL), Harvey, Samardjiza, Moore, J. Fernandez, Niese, Cole, Liriano..

    Thanks in advance!

    • Tio says:
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      @diaperman:

      Figaro does not have value in a mixed league. I would drop him…. Wheeler 100 times more upside. I might not start him today though… so you can hold Figgy for his start today then cut him tomorrow.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @diaperman: I’m playing Figaro over Wheeler today, then def Wheeler ROS, but I do like Figaro and hope my Brewers keep him in the rotation.

  132. Ryan741 says:
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    I received an offer of Josh Johnson for my Matt Garza. I don’t trust JJ, but hard to trust Garza too. Which one do you prefer ROS?

    • Tio says:
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      @Ryan741:

      Garza… NL pitchers are safer and there is a good chance he gets moved to a contender where Marmol can’t blow it after he pitches 7 innings of shutout ball.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan741: Meh I think I go JJ, but they’re virtually the same.

  133. Willy says:
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    I love the way Jarrod Parker’s been pitching over the last 7 or 8 starts and am tempted to start him against the Rangers today. Please talk me out of it and re-assure me that it is the right decision to bench him… Of course if I should start him, then please do say so… thanks!

  134. Eric W says:
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    I can just picture it 30 years from now, my grandkids sitting around me enthralled begging me to tell the story of how I started Wil Myers in his major league debut for the 1000th time and how he promptly went 2-7 with a double and a run scored. 6/18/2013 never forget

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Eric W: Enthralled for a 2-7 3 total bases… Man those are some intensely dedicated baseball fan kids!

  135. Doc Pounder says:
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    Tonight, 2 games Myers or 1 game Colvin? H-T hasn’t any rating for Myers.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Doc Pounder: 2 games for Myers, but bad weather looms

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Doc Pounder: Nevermind weather, got conned into thinking in NYC

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Doc Pounder: Man now I’m all thinking about the Mets pitchers! nevermind all comments from me except this one – Myers

  136. Beastman says:
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    Need to drop one of Hosmer, Moreland, LaRoche, or Carter. Hurting in RBI and AVG. Could also drop BJ Upton, but holding out hope that he turns his season around.

    Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Beastman: Think you drop Carter

      • Beastman says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks for the input guys, sounds like I should not “Get Carter.” Wait, I already have him and that pun is awful, just like the Sly Stallone remake.

        I got a better one: “Guess I can drop him, he’s no Magna Carter.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  137. Gray Elbright says:
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    How do you feel about trading Howie Kendrick right now? Seems like he’s playing above his head a bit and will cool off. What do you think? I have Prado at 3B right now but could move him to MI and trade Howie for someone, maybe Panda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Panda

  138. Steven says:
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    Grey,
    An owner just put out Holliday,Ortiz,Puig,Cuddyer and Myers on his trading block and said he wants SP. Who out of this group should i target the most assuming its for a UTY spot

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ortiz

  139. Steven says:
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    I have both Waino and Samardija facing each other ,Wheeler vs Braves and Parker vs Rangers. Do you sit Wheeler and Parker tonight and only start Waino and Samardija?

    • Steven says:
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      @Steven: I have a 2 loss lead in L category and 5 sho innings from Miller last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d sit Parker, maybe Samardzija, depending on league…

      • Steven says:
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        @Grey: 12 team mixed league

  140. DansUggla says:
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    12×12 keeper, $260 standard 5×5.

    I’m great shape but some other teams are starting to dump their keepers to upgrade this year. I’m having a hard time deciding who to sell. Would you rank these fellas based upon keeper price next year? I can only keep 5.

    Seugra 5
    Puig 5
    Moreland 5
    Aroldis Chapman 9
    Fowler 10
    Myers 10
    J-Fer 10
    Wheeler 10
    Wainwright 14
    Freeman 14
    Machado 19

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura, Puig, Aroldis, Fowler, Freeman

  141. Gray Elbright says:
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    Rank ROS:
    Kluber
    Procello
    E. Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello, Kluber

  142. Gray Elbright says:
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    Rank ROS:
    Kluber
    Procello
    E. Santana

  143. Ryan says:
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    In a dynasty league, I was offered carlos gonez for profar and aoki. Doin take this deal. My mi consists of nick franklin neil walker yunel escobar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez side

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: is it worth it to trade away profar and that upside?

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Ryan: He said Gomez, so it’s implied that it’s worth it.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Ryan: Just like it was worth it above for A-Gon/Corbin. But we’ll see you tomorrow when you ask about another trade.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Ryan: Do you need Gomez?

          • Ryan says:
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            @Grey: my OF right now is morse j up carl crawford jennings aoki. As u can see there’s a lot of injuries and underperforming players there.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If you can win this year, go for it…

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Ryan: On June 7th you asked “I’m in a 20 team h2h dynasty league. I was offered puig carlos gomez for profar jennings. Do I consider this trade?”

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Ryan: I would take that, but What happened to the Agon/Corbin deal?

      • Ryan says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: the other owner had a change of heart and decided to not trade puig.

        Anyway the offer of a gon corbin soriano for profar wheeler Soler is still on the table. I’m just considering all my options before settling on a deal.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Ryan: Must be a lot of that going on because you’ve been okayed to make like 15 trades over the past 2 weeks and done none of them. Maybe you should just stay put. Starting to think you’re a spammer. Waiting for you to ask for money.

  144. Frank White says:
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    Hey buddy… Real quick who would u start today? J Upton is out for just the first game of a doubleheader so should I bench him for Donaldson or Castro??

    • Frank White says:
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      He’s gonna play the 2nd one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donaldson

  145. Pope says:
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    Hey guys, I’ve got parnell, Jansen, Nathan, Perez and Henderson. Drop any of these guys for putz? Leaning Henderson. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Henderson

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Thanks dawg

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  146. Drew Chainz says:
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    @Greycarlo

    Will Pineda be useful this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe for about 7 starts

  147. El Guapo says:
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    Upton or Stanton? (I know, potatoe potahtoe)… Upton still a top 15 hitter? Can Stanton stay healthy? I was offer Stanton for Upton… Upton is killing me!!! And I can’t sell him… best offer for him was Hamels.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Upton over Hamels

  148. HomeRunfromBehindtheMeatBalls says:
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    yacht in miami vice? i was thinking more like weekend at bernie’s?

    good stuff as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  149. Gray Elbright says:
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    Prado and Jered Weaver for David Wright? Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wright side…

  150. Gray Elbright says:
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    Are we starting Wheeler today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am…

  151. Sal says:
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    Word on beachy? is he really going to go in the bullpen when he returns? worth dropping in standard 12 team mixed leagues. Had cobb and anibal go on the Dl this weekend along with Tulo ::sigh::

    • Sal says:
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      @Sal: Also thoughts on trade of shelby for marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends who you’re dropping him for

  152. MasterofGrond says:
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    Grey, what’s the best way to humbly brag about my (extremely temporary) top 5 RCL ranking, while still crediting all my success to you and not coming off like a huge dick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I could only get more (stat category) to move out of 5th place into first out of almost 800 teams.

      • MasterofGrond says:
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        @Grey: Haha, thanks.

        Seriously, though, I want to thank you (and Rudy (and everyone else)) again. Razzball has made fantasy baseball so much more enjoyable (and addicting) than it used to be. Okay we’re done with the serious stuff.

        Is Kelly Johnson currently the coldest a man has been since the Shackleton expedition?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! He is… No problem…

  153. Steven says:
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    Just asked his price for Ortiz and he said prolly Grienke. Would you pull the trigger assuming I can pick up Porcello to replace Greinke?

    Thanks

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      @Steven: Whoops, meant to reply to my previous post.
      Sorry

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Steven says:
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        @Grey: Should I counter with Samardija?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  154. supra says:
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    Greycarlo,
    12 team keeper league, made 21 of 35 allowed moves for the year. Thanks to Razzball, I just stashed Erasmo and Xander. Just realized JJ Putz is a FA, and could use him, but can’t find a guy to drop… Wilhemsen? Dunn? ugh.

    C – Wieters
    1B – Goldschmidt
    2B – Pedroia
    3B – Aramis Ramirez
    SS – Rutledge
    IF – Rizzo
    OF – Bruce
    OF – Choo
    OF – AGon
    UTIL – Arenado
    UTIL – Joyce
    BJ Upton
    Dunn
    DL – Eaton
    DL – Hart
    NA – Bogaerts

    SP – S.Miller
    SP – Bumgarner
    P – Medlen
    P – Gallardo
    P – Cingrani
    RP – Wilhemsen
    RP – Janssen
    Porcello
    Fister
    Beachy
    E.Ramirez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dunn

      • supra says:
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        @Grey: Thanks as always

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  155. Carnac says:
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    Kendrys is 2 for his last 30. He’s also made 0 of 10 required appearances at Catcher for those kind of numbers to be ok.

    • Sky

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      Back issues have been draggin him down of late. I felt the same for a while in one of my leagues for a while. Then I got Espinosa/Ike/Moustakas off it and I feel much better.

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        @Sky: My chiropractor had me drop Ike, too, “Surgery won’t be necessary; there won’t be any lasting damage because it’s just a head to head league.”

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Haha, if only that were true of my 10th place RCL team…pretty sure I have some crushed vertabrea at this point.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Sky: yeah I had a case rosterberries too….similar to a dingleberry

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  156. Deuces Wild says:
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    I posted this question yesterday but I wanted to get your opinion, Grey. Thoughts on this trade?

    I gave: Segura, Holliday, Lester
    I got: Braun, King Felix

    I really needed an Ace and I have Reyes to play SS when he gets back. Any concerns about Braun’s thumb? Is this the same injury that hurt J Upton last year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deuces Wild: Yes, there’s lots of concerns about Braun, but you did the deal already, so here’s hoping…

  157. OaktownSteve says:
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    It’s probably worthwhile to stream whomsoever is pitching against Matt Harvey. Guaranteed to throw like Cy Young.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  158. Chris says:
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    Trade Shelby for Marte? Seeing how shelby will have an innings limit cant really maximize his trade value. thoughts?

  159. J Money says:
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    If you could flip Miller for Strasburg, would you do it?

  160. Grey

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

  161. Ziggy says:
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    I asked you this a week ago but forgot something . My league keeps track of quality starts instead of wins. Do your 6 keepers still stay the same? And if you don’t mind could you give a short reasoning behind not keeping Harvey. Thanks in advance, your writeup is a great way to start the day

    Players: Fielder, Kinsler, Machado, bautista, ellsbury, Heyward, Felix Hernandez, Harvey,

    6 Keepers you picked: Fielder, Machado, Bautista, Ellsbury, Heyward, Felix

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ziggy: Cause bats are better to keep, keepers stay the same as of now…

  162. Grey

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

  163. Cougar says:
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    I want to make love to the mustache… Mustache

  164. Mike says:
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    Rizzo or Victorino ROS?
    Thanks!

  165. Dan says:
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    Thoughts on trying to buy-low on Justin Upton. He’s been pretty awful lately. What do you expect for his production for the rest of the year?

  166. Dan says:
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    Thoughts on trying to buy-low on Justin Upton. He’s been pretty awful lately. What do you expect for his production for the rest of the year?

  167. Teddy says:
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    Grey,
    Change back your Avatar, the Stache is legend………wait for it…………….. DARY!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • Teddy says:
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      @Teddy: Just got Goldie & Kinsler for Pujols & Ryu I’m team stream right now, I lost Peavy and currently have Utley on DL and Burnett taking up a spot. I’ve been trying to move Utley, but no bites. Should I cut bait on Burnett or power through, arms are shallow

  168. Jiles says:
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    Many covet my Machado, I have Longo and Rendon as well.
    In need of pitching, do I take Samardj, Buchholz, or Moore? Straight up or try grab a pick? THanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jiles: I like Machado over these guys

  169. Grey

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

  170. JoeC says:
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    Pretty much absolutely hate the new avatar. Before, you were sexy in a 70′s, velour, disco inferno, CHIPs, feathered hair, mustachioed kind of way. Now you’re a cartoon. A cartoon!

    Your new avatar kind of makes you look like Bernie from “Weekend at Bernie’s”, possibly one of the stupidest movies ever made.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm, but you didn’t like Kate Upton either….

      • JoeC says:
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        @Grey: But I like her more than your new avatar! :)

        Next you’re gonna wax your mustache off, recommend Joe Saunders as an immediate pick-up and start dating 20 year-olds. Is nothing sacred?!

        But I’ll be fine. Just give me time. Deep breaths. Deep breaths.

  171. Kelly kapow ski says:
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    Team a or b for next year
    A: rd 1, votto, rd 2 a. Jones, rd 3…?

    B: rd 1 cano, rd 2…?, rd 3…?, rd 20 Harper

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Kelly kapow ski: This was answered above

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