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As if pitching in the NL West wasn’t advantageous enough, Troy Tulowitzki and Matt Kemp look destined for the DL.  Tulo strained his groin – which is too low or too high for a strain depending on your preference (I prefer to strain a pun).  Kemp re-aggravated his hamstring injury running the bases and then took out his frustration on a bat in the dugout.  Hey, Matt – we drafted you to do damage WITH your bat not TO your bat.  While this is bad news for anyone who owns one of these players, it’s worse for Kemp owners because it’s going to be a loooong time before Kemp is going to be given a green light to steal.  At this point, you’d have to be happy to get 15 HRs and 5 SBs starting in late June.  And for those of you with both these players on your team, feel free to kick the nearest object.  Just try not to hurt your leg.  Anyway, here’s what else we saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Gonzalez – It wasn’t all bad news in Colorado as CarGo went for the home run hat trick.  That’s 13 HRs now on the season and 9 in May.  I don’t catch Rockie games that often – what’s the lamest CarGo-related sign they bring to the stadium?  I imagine at least one person made a “Look at that CarGo!” sign with a crayon-drawn car.  Much lamer than the legendary baby doll T-shirt of, “I know you’re staring at my Jimenez but you’ll never guess where I’m Ubaldo.”

Jamie Moyer – Rockies designated him for assignment.  That assignment is to watch Wheel of Fortune and drive his grandkids to school.

Justin Smoak - 3-for-5 with a double and two 3-run HRs against his old team.  I guess revenge is a dish best served after being cold for most of the past year and two months.  That’s 9 HRs now for Smoak (impressive for a Mariner) and 3 doubles (impressive for a NL pitcher?).

Doug Fister – Going back on the DL with the same injury that caused him to miss a month earlier in the year.  Not good news.  Might be looking at another month being sidelined. Replacing him in the rotation is Casey Crosby.  Sounds like the first/middle names of one of Clemens’s kids – just missing the K’s in his name.  Or was he one of the kids on The Cosby Show spinoff where all of David Crosby’s sperm donor offspring lived in one house?  Hmm, not sure.  He’s definitely got the K’s on the stat sheet (10+ K/9 this year), but also has a high BB/9 ratio (he’s down from 5.3 in 2011 to 4.6 in 2012).  Leave him for AL-only for now. 

Travis Hafner – Will miss approximately 6 weeks with knee surgery. Oh, well.  Really the only advantage to owning Hafner now would be to strap him to a large chain and use his noggin to knock down the Excaliber in Vegas.

Alejandro De Aza – Stole two bases, but was lifted when he was hit with a pickoff throw.  The Rays hit him with the pickoff because they couldn’t get the lion from The Naked Gun.

Paul Goldschmidt – 4th HR of the year.  He has 15 career HRs and 4 are off of Lincecum.  Some like to get their freak on, Goldschmidt likes to get on The Freak.

Jaime Garcia – Will be skipped in the rotation with elbow discomfort.  Even if you’re not Sherlock Smartpants, you can tell this isn’t good news.

Allen Craig – Set to return from the DL on Friday, and Matheny’s saying that he will see time in the outfield and 1st base.  This could spell trouble for Fatt Adams’s playing time.

Brandon Morrow – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks when he came out of the game after a comebacker hit his leg.  Sounded scary from what I read in the Razzball comments, but I didn’t see it.  I was watching the Mariners tell Holland to kiss these tulips.  Turns out Morrow should be okay with a shin contusion.  “I thought I was a calf!”  Oops, that’s shin confusion.  My bad.

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-4 with his 6th homer.  He was this week’s Creeper, which surprised me a bit because those are usually guys that aren’t owned, but it turns out he made sense because he’s not owned enough.  Yet.

Rajai Davis – 1-for-3 with his 3rd homer.  With Thames riding the River No-Sticks back to the minor leagues, Davis is getting everyday playing time.  Rudy talks on this week’s podcast about how he just grabbed him.

Kelly Johnson – Didn’t start yesterday and during his homer the other day he was seen limping around the bases.  That reminds me of the time I met this girl, but I drank too much tequila and I was limping around–Wait, what was I saying?  Um, moving on…

Nick Markakis – He sat out yesterday after he got a tweakakis in his wrist.  He’s going to see a hand specialist on Thursday.  For Nick’s sake, I hope his hand specialist hasn’t owned him in a dynasty league for the last three years.

Jeanmar Gomez – 5 IP, 5 ER.  I think his first name is Flemish, because whenever I say it I hock up phlegm.

Jason Kipnis – 1-for-4 with his 10th and 11th steals.  Easily the best player with a kosher deli sounding name since Pat Strommy in 1924.  That was also the year where baseball began its long tradition of ball scratching that became a craze years later by Gaylord imitators.  That’s scratching of a baseball and Gaylord Perry… Geez, c’mon!

A.J. Burnett – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Frequent commenter, Eddy, mentioned a crazy stat the other day.  If you remove Burnett’s 12 earned run start vs. the Cardinals, his ERA is 1.52.  Zoinks!

Everth Cabrera – 2-for-4 with his 4th steal.  Okay, he’s stealing every day so I grabbed him.  I can’t resist cheap steals from an middle infidel!  It’s my weakness, well, that and free samples at an ice cream shoppe.  “What do you call that again?  Chocolate?  Hmm… I think I’d like to try that.”

Carlos Quentin – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and 2 homers.  As someone in the comments dubbed him yesterday, he’s The Travel Charger.  When he’s away from home, he generates power.

Dale Thayer – Ugh, I knew he wasn’t going to be good, but 7 earned runs in his last one and two-thirds is totally unnecessary.  I have him on one team and I’m about to drop him.  The tsuris (Yiddish Word of the Day!) isn’t worth it.

Dustin Pedroia – Next Monday he’s going to try to swing a bat and, based on that, will determine if he can return or if he’ll need a DL stint.  Gotta appreciate Pedroia’s Sparky Anklebiter gumption for wanting to play.  Ma and Pa Pedroia should’ve named him Gutsy, and his pedophile brother, Putzy.

Jon Lester – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks.  He’s found that magic spot between yawn and ho-hum.

Will Middlebrooks – 2-for-4 with his 6th homer, Youuuuuuuuk also went 2-for-4 with his 4th homer, and Ortiz went 2-for-4 with his 12th homer.  All those two-by-four’s make me want to say Hooo!

Luke Scott – Hit his 2nd homer of the year off a lefty and his 9th overall.  Really hope Scott gets hot.  Hey, I’m a poet and I recognize it.

Derek Holland – 1 2/3 IP, 8 ER vs. the Mariners.  An embarrassment to pitchers and mustaches everywhere.

Aroldis Chapman – Yesterday, his hotel room was robbed and a woman was found inside tied up.  Previously, he’s been arrested for driving with a suspended license and sued by an imprisoned man in Cuba for $18 million dollars.  Somebody get me Mark Burnett — Aroldis needs a reality show!  “The Fast and the Nefarious.”

Ryan Howard – Phils just announced Howard is unlikely due back in June.  You didn’t need to be a cyclops with a monocle to see this coming.  Wouldn’t be surprised to not see him until August.

Jimmy Rollins – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Hey, there’s breath on the mirror under his nose!

Cliff Lee – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Got the ND for the 6th time in 8 starts (he lost the other two).  He still has no wins.  Hey Cliff – the best way to change those L’s in your name to Ws is to have Elmer Fudd pronounce your name.

Jonathon PapelbonForeclosed!  Save la vie…

Dustin Ackley - 2-for-5 with his 4th HR.  Ackley is okay, but he’s not as merry as Kipnis.

Tim Lincecum – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks.  He avoided the big inning, but so did the Giants and he still got the loss.  He’s now 2-6 but, on the sarcastically positive side, his ERA is now down to 5.82.

Ichiro Suzuki - 21 runs for the Mariners…..and Ichiro had the night off.  Holy sit!

Ty Wigginton – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Second time I’ve mentioned him this week which could only mean one thing… Wiggy, Wiggy, can’t you see, sometimes your homer streaks just hypnotize me…

Lucas Duda – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and 2 homers.  Could be the start of something, but, in most mixed leagues,  I wouldn’t Camptown Race to pick him up.

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-5 with a HR and 3 RBIs in his return to the lineup.  He’s now wearing glasses.  Maybe it’s his Reggie Clevelandesque name, but I picture them looking like this.

Andrelton Simmons – The Braves are calling him up from AA to take over short from Tyler Pastornicky.  He hasn’t flashed much power in the minors, but he has decent speed (20-30 SBs) and his low K rate (< 10%) should lead to solid AVG.  NL-Only leagues for now.  Though, Grey grabbed him in the RCL, fifteen minutes after grabbing an aforementioned shortstop.  Hey, EverCab, I’m glad you brought your own transportation…

Mark Trumbo – 3-for-3 with his 10th HR.  His BABIP is at about .400 right now.  So the .351 AVG is certainly not real (.251 more likely), but the power certainly is.

Tony Campana – Has been benched recently for Mather, but, yesterday, he finally gets into a game and steals 2 bases.  Say you don’t need no homers or ribbies and I’ll be satisfied.  Tell me that you want the kind of stats that power just can’t buy.  ‘Cause I don’t care too much for Mather.  Tony Campana love!  Campana loooove. Looooove.  Campana luh-huh-hove!

Darwin Barney – 2-for-3, slam & legs with his 2nd homer in his last 3 games, and here I thought The Purple Evolutionist went the way of the dodo.  In deep leagues, picking up Darwin would be intelligent design.

Josh Willingham – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer and 2nd in as many games.  The Other White Meat loves hitting in Oakland.  The only person that hits harder in Oakland is MC Hammer.

Francisco Liriano – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Sure, he pitched a great game, but the A’s lineup had one hitter above .240 to start the game.  You usually have to spend two weeks in Thailand to see a Reddick with that many sores around it.

431 Responses

  1. Steve says:
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    Kemp was quoted as saying that the hamstring felt worse than last time. Gone from being sad I don’t own him to glad I don’t own him.

    • Mark Puczek says:
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      @Steve, I think if an offense can “Foreclose” on a save opportunity by scoring runs in the inning before the ninth then I think another reliever can create a save chance by “Refinancing” by either allowing runs or baserunners in the 9th like Blake Badenhop did for Fernando Rodney on June 1st by loading the bases with a 5 run lead.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha… Very true…

  2. DrEasy says:
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    Great, now I have some old Beatles tune in my head for some reason.

    • @DrEasy, We don’t have a lot to give but what we’ve got we’ll give to you.

  3. letsgobravos says:
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    Strategy question for Grey and/or Rudy…

    Here’s the current score of my H2H pitching match for the week…

    I trail 2-1 on Ws.
    I lead 3-2 on Saves.
    I lead 1-3 on HRs allowed.
    I trail 26-13 on Ks.
    I lead 2.02-5.59 on ERA
    I lead 1.05.-1.91 on WHIP.
    I trail 2-1 on QSs.

    We have a minimum 18IP/week and I’ve had 12.1 and my opponent has had 10.2.

    My remaining starts are: Scherzer @BOS, Paulino vs Oak, Price vs Bos, Wilson vs Tex, Gio vs Atl, McDonald @Mil.

    My opps remaining starts are: Lowe @Minn, Volquez vs Minn, Bedard @Mil, Hanson @Wash.

    Given that Scherzer and Wilson have pretty scary starts, I’m wondering if I should punt Ks, W’s and QS and only start Gio the rest of the week. (I have 4 closers so I should hit the 18 IP comfortably) I have HRs allowed, WHIP and ERA locked up if I go this route. My opponent only has 2 closers so assuming I don’t get unlucky, my 4 closers should be able to get the W on Saves and give me a 4-3 edge on pitching for the week.

    Thank guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Sounds like a plan… Can you change course on Sunday if need be?

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Nope, unfortunately I have Scherzer tonight, Paulino and Price tomorrow, Gio and Wilson on saturday, and only McDonald on Sunday.

  4. Grey's da man! says:
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    Seager, Espinoza or Cozart for MI?

    • BobbyVCard says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, seager

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Seager

  5. Hi Grey Apand Rudy — I’ve been stashing Jon Jay in the DLslot in my 16-team one-year roto league, but this latest news that he’s likely to stay on the DL until at least July makes me wonder if I’m better off with someone else stashed there. Would you drop Jay in favor of Feliz, Chris Carpenter, or Farnsworth? Which do you see having more value going forward?

    Also, have you seen Quintin Berry’s Yahoo! profile? Seems someone knocked him over:  http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/9194

    Thanks for the advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Feliz was just dropped in my league, Jay is also droppable… re: Berry — HA!

      • @Grey, hello again … I had a feeling you’d say to drop Jay. But as a DL stash, who’d you replace him with between Feliz, Carpenter, and Farnsworth?

        Any chance Feliz ends up closing in Texas or that Farnsworth gets the closer gig back even if Rodney keeps pitching well?

  6. BobbyVCard says:
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    Dirks, Morneau, or Rajai?

    I need help across all offensive categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BobbyVCard, Rajai

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @BobbyVCard, Morneau

  7. Steals says:
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    Aybar Everth or Cozart ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steals, Everth

  8. thurman says:
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    12 team h2h mixed league..

    latos vs. lester who would you rather have for the rest of the yaer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @thurman, Lester

  9. nightpandas says:
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    thoughts on Friedrich ROS? is he rosterable over Niese, Bailey, Cahill or Nolasco? (limited moves)

    Also when does Bundy become fantasy relevant in 15 teamers? think he makes an appearance this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Not over those guys… No, I don’t…

  10. MarkM says:
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    Just dropped in to say that from here on out, I will be extremely disappointed if there aren’t any more Hacksaw Jim Duggan references in future posts.

    • bean says:
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      @MarkM, I agree……this should be a staple.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MarkM, We will do our best! HOOO!

      • Turk Wendell says:
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        @Grey, Does anyone else think Hacksaw Jim Duggan is to wrestling what Tracy Morgan is to comedy?

  11. Marty Funkhouser says:
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    Elliot Johnson or Everth Cabrera? Johnson will be back in his assgroove on the Rays bench when/if Longo returns, correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marty Funkhouser, Everth

  12. Hi again guys, is Everth a better short-term MI pick than Elliot? I have Elliot now. I’m tempted to make the switch, but in this (14 team one-year roto) league I need power much more than speed. That said, Elliot Johnson doesn’t seem to be providing much of either lately.

    Should I make the switch or hold for a while until Elliot either heats up or a better alternative emerges?

    • @Enrique, I had the browser window open for a bit and didn’t notice nearly the same question posted just above.

      What might make my question a little different (but unlikely) is that I’m not too worried about Elliot sitting when Longo comes back since I’ll just trade him in for who’s hot then. And my team is tied for 1st in SBs but 9th in HR (though I guess Elliot’s *potential* for HRs doesn’t help if he’s 1-for-11 in the six games since he last hit one out.

      • WhineSpritzer says:
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        @Enrique, Is there not someone else available with some power, if nothing else?

        • @WhineSpritzer, Not really. I’d need someone with the SS/2B eligibility, since I don’t have a backup there. The other WW options eligibile at those two spots are Scutaro, Freddy Galvis, John McDonald, Tyler Greene, M Izturis, Plouffe. Jeez. I want to stick a pencil in my eye just for typing those names in.

          Anyway, seems like the realistic options are Elliot vs. Everth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Switch

  13. nyydj2 says:
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    That’s where Gaylord kept the special sauce for his junkballs because no umpire would dare to go there.

    You definitely saved the best for last in that Liriano blurb, hilarious!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nyydj2, Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nyydj2, Oh, last was Rudy…

  14. How cheap do you think Lincecum will be in next years drafts? And will he be worth it?

    And ditto with the Liriano blurb! hahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @moses, Around 8th round…

  15. Eddy says:
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    Thanks for the shout out in the rundown!

    And the Liriano blurb was one of the funniest I’ve read in a long time. Hysterical!

    • @Eddy, Grey did the shouting-out. A’s lineup joke was me (apologies to those of you that hit too close to home).

  16. BigFatHippo says:
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    Fatt Adams, ha. Cards announcers have been trying to come up with a nickname, anything from Big Timber to Mount Adams but you guys just won.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @BigFatHippo, I’ll gladly take the credit for that one! Emoticon.

      • chunk says:
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        @Wilsonian, At least Grey warned you about stealing it, ha. Man of his word!

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @chunk, Yep…but I don’t mind as long I can steal back the cred!

      • BigFatHippo says:
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        @Wilsonian, Nice!

  17. nightpandas says:
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    Another term for Grey’s Thesaurus…

    Stud heading to DL – My team has been “de-studded” again…

    Kemp, you are killing my chances….

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @nightpandas, I’m just calling it “fucked”. As in, I have Longo, Doc, Storen, Kemp, and Tulo for 2 DL spots. I’m fucked.

      • stoopid says:
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        @Wilsonian, i’m looking of the Facebook “Like” button..

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @stoopid, Ha! Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Not bad… I mean, it is bad, but… Yeah…

  18. Eddy says:
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    Also, got a couple of questions:

    Gregor Blanco or EverCab?

    And Frenchy/Wiggy/Rasmus/Soriano/Smoak?

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy, Let’s make that EverCab/Blanco/R.Davis*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, Rajai… No idea what the 2nd half means…

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey, Just to choose among the hot schmotatoes for a UTIL spot.

        Frenchy/Wiggy/Rasmus/Soriano/Smoak

        • Moscowitz says:
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          @Eddy, Frenchy

  19. Wilsonian says:
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    Got a little shoutout in there myself (Fatt Adams). Thanks!

    Ok, so I took a beating last night with Tulo and Kemp. This to a team that has Longo, Doc, and Storen already on the DL (with only two DL spots). I need some serious advice on how to work this.

    1) Who is the pickup for SS: Rollins, Hardy, Desmond, Lowrie, D. Gordon, Seager?

    2) I can juggle my lineup a bit, but it is forcing me to HAVE to play Frenchy, Quentin, and Zobrist every day in my 2 UTIL slots and last OF slot with Kemp out. It is a shallow 8 Team league (where I recently dealt Trumbo for Zobrist – like a fucking moron), so if I gotta drop Zo, I will. So here’s the question: do I drop any of those guys for Aramis, Davis, Goldy, Yoenis, Rios, Ally Ally Handro, Morneau, Reddick?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      The Davis in there is Chris, definitely not Mr. Valley Fever.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, You’re welcome, thank you… Rollins… 2) Lose Zo for Reddick…

  20. no love for the man? 12 BOMBS, 10 doubles, 30 rbis AND 3 steals in May…..

    If you go back and watch the Avengers 3D again in slow motion, you’d see that The Hulk is wearing Stanton’s #27 jersey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Giancarrrrrlover, Ha!

  21. WhineSpritzer says:
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    Trade Gio for Trout (non-keeper roto). Good?

    • chunk says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, I’d want more unless that’s the absolute best you can do and your pitching is deep.

  22. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    The Burnett line made me want to puke last night as I am facing him. I felt like I was being beat up my Jaimie Moyer or Barry Zito.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Ha!

  23. Eddie says:
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    When is Tim Stauffer back? I can’t find any information about his recovery anywhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddie, “Out a while”

  24. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    still haven’t heard the pod-cast , and am just now starting to read
    the comments under that post .

    re: that post (scroll down) ,
    Moscowitz’ reply to #6 mentioned “… over the curse of the season …” .

    i don’t know if this was a typo , or intended , but i would like to use it .

    can you arrange for me to get permission ?

    later .

    • chata says:
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      @ Grey :

      just for clarification purposes ,
      that line was at the tail-end of the 1st of 3 or 4 of Moscowitz’
      responses to #6 (of the previous post) .

    • chunk says:
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      @chata, use it for what?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, I’ll see what I can do…

  25. MrHappyTime says:
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    Grey, how would you rank Francoeur, Cespedes, and Quentin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrHappyTime, Frenchy, Quentin

  26. Sawx10 says:
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    Haha, on first read I thought that when the robber broke into ardolis’ room he discovered a woman that was already tied up inside…that would have been interesting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sawx10, Could be as more details come out…

  27. scott says:
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    francouer or rasmus RoS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @scott, Frenchy

  28. harkrider says:
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    start Norris at Colorado?

    • Eddy says:
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      @harkrider, Someone asked Grey this yesterday and he responded no. Plus, with the way Fowler and CarGo are swinging the bat, I wouldn’t risk it.

      • harkrider says:
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        @Eddy, thanks, I didn’t see that comment yesterday but that was my thought too.

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @harkrider, I am sitting him

  29. JTin says:
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    I think you may be underselling Justin Smoak, he’s been raking for 3 straight weeks. BA still looks poor, but is at .319 the past 21 days. 5 HR & 15 RBI in the last TWO weeks.

    I picked him up to replace Mark Reynolds; with Reynolds back now, I can’t drop Smoak. With some roster shuffling, my options come down to: Reynolds or Jhonny Peralta? Peralta’s been heating up recently as well, do you think Reynolds will produce as expected ROS?

    • @JTin, Good points, JTin. He was #82 on the ‘Last 20 game’ player rater and that was before last night (still got to run it this morning). But aren’t you glad we didn’t say “Smoak is on fire!”

  30. Jeff says:
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    Blanco or Brantley for ROS? Both jobs secure? What kind of #’s can we expect from each?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff, Blanco… Both are coin flips…

  31. AdamH says:
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    Anyone have a link to somewhere that shows me how many games player have played at a certain position? i.e. how many games has Billy Butler played at 1B?

    • @AdamH, Yahoo’s is best but you have to be logged in and stops at 5 games. ‘Players’ tab and then ‘Position Eligibility’. For individual players, i generally go to FanGraphs and jump to fielding. I think Rotowire has a good tool but that’s also subscription-based…

      • AdamH says:
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        @Rudy Gamble, Thanks Rudy. The FanGraphs tip was perfect.

  32. Ralph Macchio says:
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    Keeper. Jarrod Parker for Dustin Ackley. Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Macchio, Parker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Macchio, Actually… I’ll switch that to Ackley…

  33. Brian says:
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    Would you trade Fielder for Morneau and Trumbo? I could possibly squeeze out Tim Lincecum in the deal too if I throw in an OK pitcher.

    Also, is Fowler for real? I have heard comparisons to JUpton and CarGo.

    • Brian says:
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      @Brian, anyone that can help?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Brian, I wouldn’t make that trade… Fowler doesn’t have that kind of power… As those other guys…

        • Brian says:
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          @Grey, is now the time to scoop Goldschmidt?

          • beardcrabs says:
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            @Brian, he has 12 career HR’s and 4 of them are off Timmy…

  34. stoopid says:
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    Anyone know why Hernandez closed out the game last night over Putz? Putz was supposedly on the bench talking to a trainer. I own Putz and literally dropped Hernandez last night prior to his relief appearance!

    • @stoopid, I had thought Putz had pitched the last 2 games and needed a breather but he hadn’t pitched since the weekend. Interesting…

      • @Rudy Gamble, Rotoworld says ‘sore neck’ for Putz. He slept wrong. Seems like it’s always relievers with sleep injuries (Zack Braddock). Should be fine Friday. I’d still own David Hernandez – he’s been great.

        • stoopid says:
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          @Rudy Gamble, I dropped Hernandez for Wilhemsen. I’m leading my 10 team 5×5 but have a 1 in Saves. I’m desperate.

        • Chuck Norris says:
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          @Rudy Gamble, would you drop thayer for hernandez?

          • beardcrabs says:
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            @Chuck Norris, i think street is coming back next week and thayer pretty much sucks… hernandez should be closing at some point in his career…

        • stoopid says:
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          @JTin, Just saw that too. Thanks

      • stoopid says:
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        @Rudy Gamble, From CBS: “Closer JJ Putz had slept wrong and arrived with a stiff neck, which he tried to loosen up in the fourth inning to no avail. ”

        Putz with a stiffy.. Nice..

  35. Mike says:
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    Middlebrooks was just dropped……do u like him ROS over Chris Davis and Kyle Seager?
    Guy can hit…

    • chunk says:
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      @Mike, over seager

  36. Commish Cauda says:
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    deep, 16-team, H2H-5X5 League

    Need a Tulo replacement. Rank’em:

    Everth Cabrera
    Giovatella
    Simmons
    Barney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Commish Cauda, Everth

  37. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Cyclops with a monacle? That is gold Jerry, gold!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Randy BoBandy, Ha… Thanks!

  38. stoopid says:
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    EverCab or Beckham? Only offensive stat I “don’t” need help with is HR’s… AVG > SB > R > RBI is order of precedence.

    Luke Scott or Ibanez as a 5th OF / 2nd UT?

    Lastly, what is Kendrick’s value as an OF vs 2B/MI in a 10 team 5 OF 2 UT? Uggla, Andrus, & Altuve make up my MI’s right now and have Kendrick in the OF..

    Thanks hombre(s).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stoopid, Everth…. Scott… He’s acting like a 5th OF…

  39. Ronkonkoma says:
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    I need a shortstop! Im in a league where other managers use highend SS at the MI position… i have tried trading, which is almost impossible with these other managers. So right now i’m using Cozart.
    On the wire: everth, alcides, scutaro, ransom
    Make a move?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, I’d probably hold, but could make a case for Alcides.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, Everth

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, let them use highend SS’s at MI, theres only like 3 good SS’s… But I’m not even sure I can name 3…

  40. Po says:
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    Cozart, Elliot Johnson, Alexei?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Po, Alexei

  41. Pat says:
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    All else being equal, which side do you prefer?
    Holliday, Garza for J Zimmerman, Fowler, J. Johnson, Oswalt

    • Bizarro says:
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      @Pat, Holliday Garza runs away with it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pat, Take the Josh Johnson side…

      • Pat says:
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        @Grey, that’s supposed to be jim johnson. probably shoulda specified this…

  42. Kubrick says:
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    With Tulo out, what are the odds EY jr actually gets to start more than one game a week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kubrick, 3-2

  43. Bizarro says:
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    Anybody notice that Jason Motte came in in the 8th inning when St. Louis was losing 8-7?

    Can’t find any news on the internets. I picked up Victor Marte just in case. Any thoughts?

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Bizarro, I noticed that when I was watching the game and thought it was strange, but he hadn’t pitched since the 25th, I think he was just getting some work in w/an off-day today.

  44. Alex says:
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    My pitching staff is really deep, and I’m trying to upgrade my MI (Hill). Is Desmond a big enough upgrade to trade sale or capuano for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex, Nope

  45. Eng says:
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    Would you trade away Ichiro to get Bonifacio? Risk with upside, or plain stupid?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng, Yup

  46. Wake Up says:
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    I’d like to see the offspring that the spermshake from Bill Cosby and David Crosby would produce. I’m guessing that the resulting toddler would probably blame poor people for their own problems and have an affinity for lesbians. Not that unlike Arnold Schwawhatever and Danny DeVito…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, Ha!

  47. BERK says:
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    I think it’s time to drop Campana & grab a hot bat for the utility spot. Consider the following: Michael Brantley, Alfonso Soriano, Allen Craig, Goldschmidt. Anybody worth dropping Campana love for?

    • Eddy says:
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      @BERK,

      You always have to cross your finger when a player comes off the DL and hope he doesn’t suck (I’m looking at you, Krispie), but I’d go with Allen Craig there. He’ll get everyday playing time and even if he’s half the player he was before going on the DL, that’s still plenty. His position eligibility doesn’t hurt either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BERK, Craig

  48. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Any word on why Putz got skipped last night for David Hernandez?

    Is Putz out?

    • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Disregard….read it above

    • Wake Up says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, just slept on his Putz wrong….got a stiff….

  49. Fishing for Trout says:
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    Hey Rudy,

    I am in a AL Only Ten Teamer:

    I offered Coco Crisp for Chris Davis (speed for power) and the owner of Davis posted a lowball rant. I was a bit shocked as even though Crisp is a slow starter, Chris Davis has only been good for the last two months. Crisp went for much higher in drafts include AL LABR.

    Anyway now the other owner wants Trout for Davis. I think i already know the answer but wondering what you think.

    • @Fishing for Trout, Chris Davis has definitely increased his value since start of year and the opposite for Coco Crisp. But we’re all skeptical that Chris Davis can keep it up. I’m not a fan of Coco but he has his value to teams that need speed.

      You can use this sheet – http://razzball.com/playerrater-al10team/ – to see their current values + drafted values. I think at this point it’s fair to average current season value with pre-season value to determine real value. (not for Trout as his ABs were projected lower than the reality…plus, he’s been better than expected)

      I wouldn’t trade Trout for Chris Davis right now. He’s too good.

      • Fishing for Trout says:
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        @Rudy Gamble,

        Thanks, Rudy. Appreciate the confirmation.

  50. Hola fellas-

    14 team, mixed, 6×6 (ops,holds), deep redraft league

    Few questions-

    #1. Tabata, Revere, Bourjos, Dyson? Need speed, runs, avg

    #2. Any word on possible return date for Reimold? He’s been put into extended spring training rehab….

    #3. you rostering LaPorta or done with him? Assuming tribe might call him up to play DH in light of Pronks DL stint… Once again, he’s mashing in AAA, but they could also play Damon or Duncan there as well.

    Gracias…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @El Burro, 1 Revere 2 Couple of weeks 3 I’m not messing with him…

      • @Grey, Thx… Agreed on LaPorta. Wanted to see if you thought he’d turn corner like Alex ” 2011″ Gordon.

        You buying back any Reimold stock or you taking a wait and see approach?

  51. Tom C says:
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    @Grey: 1. Start Scherzer at Boston?
    2. Trade Vance Worley for Viciedo or Reddick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom C, 1 No 2 Yup

  52. Chillmodious says:
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    Holy balls, did you just go “Computer Love” on Tony Campana? Or did I totally misread that blurb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Beatles

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Yeesh, talk about a misread. Serves me right for thinking “obscure funk tune turned break-beat” instead of “pop rock reference everyone and their mother should pick up.” Still loved the write-up, especially the mini-tangent about ice cream sampling–so true.

  53. WhineSpritzer says:
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    I just discovered that Lonnie Chisenhall is caucasian.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, HA!

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, sounds jewish enough, no…

      • WhineSpritzer says:
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        @beardcrabs, I don’t know. I grew up in Jewish culture and I’ve never known anything close to a Chisenhall. To me, it sounds like a black character in a Shaft movie. Clearly, it’s just me.

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, Yeah and Darvish is Iranian

  54. Jack says:
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    What are your thoughts on Kris Medlen? Assuming he starts for Atlanta after being sent to AAA to get stretched out.

    • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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      @Jack, Love him and so does Grey as there isn’t a Braves pitcher they don’t like.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack, Just went over him two days ago…

  55. Thomas says:
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    I’m pretty sure Chapman is living out a Tarantino movie……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Thomas, HA… Great call…

  56. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Grey/Rudy : Thoughts on this trade in a 10 team Keeper league as I’m going after the 3some of Trout/Bauer/Stanton and the owner needs pitching? Is below enough…too little? I do have Hamilton and Bautista but would like to keep them out of this.

    I get : Trout/Bauer/Stanton(20th round Keeper)

    give up

    Wright/Halladay/Lynn

    Guess I could always offer Wright/Lynn for Trout/Bauer

    Thoughts on both would be aprpeciated

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Sounds fair… I like the first deal better…

  57. Jessegeeeee says:
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    J. Upton/Chisenhall/Sale for Trout/Bumgarner

    Should I consider it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jessegeeeee, Upton side

      • Jessegeeeee says:
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        @Grey, The way I see it, unproven Trout versus proven Upton and unproven Sale versus proven Bumgarner. Am I being fair in that comparison, which makes the trade fair?

  58. Manimal says:
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    Desperate for offense…pitching is solid thus far.

    Give: Lynn/Oswalt
    Get: Utley/Alonso

    Worthwhile? Any reason to expect anything from Utley this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Manimal, Not good

      • Manimal says:
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        @Grey,

        Didn’t seem good… What about Lynn/Kennedy for Butler/Utley?

        Any more reasonable?

  59. JP says:
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    Hi guys,

    I’ve been proposed Tommy Hanson and I would give up Jay Bruce or Matt Morse. What do you think? Jay, Matt or neither? My replacement OF would be Bryce Harper.

    Thanks!

    • chunk says:
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      @JP, neither… If it’s a shallow enough league I bet you can find Hansonesque SPs on the wire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JP, Mike Morse is fair for Hanson…

  60. poet says:
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    Once Rizzo is up, how would you rank these dudes? Rizzo, Rios, Rasmus, Quentin…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @poet, Rios, Rasmus, Rizzo…

  61. mrobs says:
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    Morning Grey/Rudy….

    Drop Thayer for J. Russell?

    I have Street so thayer is handcuffed at the moment.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mrobs, Yup

  62. Jan says:
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    Guys,

    Another question for you. What are your thoughts on Kyle Seager? He’s been offered to me for Voggelsong or Worley. I would use him as my 2B where I currently have Espinosa.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks very much.

    • chunk says:
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      @Jan, Not enough of an upgrade, if any. I’d stick with Espy

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Jan, Enough of an upgrade for me. I’d give Worley for him.

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @WhineSpritzer, I agree with Spritzer

  63. Voodoo says:
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    In follow up to a previous question, I was offered Latos and Choo for Lawrie in a keeper league. Am I crazy to turn this down? My offense, particularly outfield needs help but I don’t think Choo is the answer. His value is on the decline and Lawrie’s is rising. My pitching is solid and the way Latos is pitching he may hurt my team. Unless he turns it around and becomes the top 20 SP he could be. Thoughts? Take it? Look for better deals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Voodoo, I’d want Lawrie…

  64. pipa says:
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    AlRam or Cozart at SS?? Also, I have JUpt, Bruce, Jennings, Harper, and Viciedo in the OF. ( And I just picked up Al Soriano off waivers) Would you do Bruce for Price? My pitching currently consists of, Bumgarner, Greinke, Romero, Fister, Niese and Kuroda. ( Icould use some SP help!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @pipa, Alexei… Nope…

  65. Kratos says:
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    Tulo, Panda, Jennings. 1 dl slut. Suck my kiss!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kratos, You’re gonna get Jennings soon…

  66. Kaiser Soze says:
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    Grey, Rudy-

    Brandon Phillips or Harper for UTIL spot RoS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kaiser Soze, Phillips

  67. MikeZ says:
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    Drop Holland now or roll with him a little longer? I’m tempted to keep him in for next week — @OAK, @SF — in my 12 team 5×5 weekly league with no bench. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MikeZ, Drop

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @MikeZ, He reminds me of Scherzer or Bilingsley, just can’t figure it out. He gets the start against the A’s to redeem himself. Anything less than a quality start and he gone

  68. Fisting says:
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    You refer to Fister as having a 10+ k/9. I’m looking at his stats, and he is nowhere close to that. Also, he has never walked many, only 8 on the season. Are you confused, Confucious?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We refer to Casey Crosby in the minors as that…

  69. Tchaikovsky08 says:
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    Thoughts on offering Trumbo for Beachy in 14 team H2H league? What about De Aza for Beachy?

    As always, thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tchaikovsky08, First one is fair, 2nd one is lopsided for Beachy

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @Tchaikovsky08, idk might have to give up more…

  70. stoopid says:
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    I’m heavy in pitching but dead last in saves. In a league where we start 3 RP’s and Meyers is SP eligible so I could start 4 RPs, can you rank these SP’s in order of who you’d want to trade first straight up for Meyers..

    Capuano, Norris, Zambrano, MacDonald, & Scherzer.. Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stoopid, Z, Cap, McDonald, Norris

  71. Eddy says:
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    Tyson Ross was sent down. Perhaps Peacock time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, Interesting…

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey, Scratch that. Completely forgot that Cespedes was going to be activated, so I’m assuming this is the preceding move to that. And McCarthy comes off the DL Saturday and probably takes Ross’ spot.

        Sorry for the ‘Cock tease.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Eddy, Ha! Yeah, no problem…

  72. Jon says:
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    Everth Cabrera or A. Simmons to replace Tulo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Simmons

  73. Eddy says:
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    And the Mariners called up Stephen Pryor. He of the “Never had a K-rate below 10″.

    I think he’s the closer before the end of the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, Thanks for the heads up!

  74. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Start Bud Norris today @COL? CarGo and CrEw make me nervous.

    I am well ahead of my projected IP max, for what that’s worth.

    • stoopid says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins, I’m not. And Grey has advised against it as well.

      • Baron Von Vulturewins

        Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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        @stoopid, Danke.

  75. Chillmodious says:
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    Picked up Mini Donkey the other day (over Smoak) as a short term 1B fill-in until either Rizzo gets the call or Youk gets his 1B eligibility. I think we’re a week away from one of those two scenarios coming to fruition. So, for the next week, would you drop Reynolds for Smoak in light of his recent uptick or hold? Smoak plays road games in Chicago and Anaheim for the next week, so I’m thinking make the swap. And any chance Smoak has turned some sort of corner and remains quasi-respectable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Sure, give him a whirl…

  76. Booya says:
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    Joyce or Frenchy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Booya, Frenchy

  77. Brian says:
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    If you had to drop Holland or Fister in order to pick up Miley from AZ who would you pick? I can’t trust Fister to be healthy enough for a decent 4 or 5 pitcher, while Holland has given me zero faith in starting him against even the worst teams in baseball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian, I’d prefer Fister long term, but will probably be a few weeks at least…

  78. Tchaikovsky08 says:
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    One more question: Adam Jones for Justin Verlander in 14 team H2H? I can afford to shop an OF and need an arm. Fair deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tchaikovsky08, It’s solid…

  79. Jeff says:
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    Been offered Choo for Kemp. If Kemp hits DL again and is out a month, do I think about this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff, Eh

  80. DjlanceRauch says:
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    Would you drop Kendrick for Alexei? My other infielders are, Reyes, Aviles, Gordon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DjlanceRauch, Yup

  81. crock says:
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    Is Robertson worth a 5th waiver claim for my team who is in need of saves or will Soriano run away with the job? Holds is also a category.
    Rest of my rp: Walden, Burnett, Wilhelmsen, Frieri, Thayer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @crock, He’s worth a claim…

  82. quimmy says:
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    Got offered Kinsler for Kemp, its a keeper league and the owner is willing to wait for Kemp to come back. Do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @quimmy, Sure

  83. DjlanceRauch says:
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    Would you trade either Gio or Weaver for Tulo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DjlanceRauch, Weaver

  84. JMAC says:
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    I just got offered Lincecum for Lynn. I have Lynn. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JMAC, I’d take Lincecum…

  85. AA says:
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    Please rank these guys ROS…Boesch, Frenchy, Rajai

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AA, Frenchy, Boesch

      • AA says:
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        @Grey, How about Frenchy, Moreland, Rios?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @AA, Frenchy, Rios

  86. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Shallow, limited moves (15 left for the season, including playoffs) H2H league, will probably need a replacement for Pedroia. Go with Altuve, Craig (whose 1B/2B/LF/CF/RF eligibility helps in this format), or Seager (whose SS eligibility might help cover up for my Rollins’s suckitude)?

    Same league, burn a move to drop Rollins for Desmond, or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! What about the 2B/Pedroia replacement question?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve Stevenson, Altuve

  87. Wilsonian says:
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    Ok, so my team took a beating and currently have 5 guys on the DL (assuming Tulo and Kemp hit the DL today). It’s a keeper league and I have Kemp and Doc. Doc I will not be keeping. Would it be totally insane for me to offer both Kemp and Doc to the last place guy for Stanton? I’m currently in second place and would like to remain in the hunt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Not totally insane…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Ha. That’s one helluva seal of approval. I don’t know if I’d be screwing myself for year’s to come. But I think it might be a good move.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, Stanton was a 2nd rounder this year and Kemp’s looking like one next year… Doc’s a wild card that you won’t keep anyway… So not insane…

  88. OaktownSteve says:
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    The lame Cargo sign thing for some reason gave me an idea for a Jesus Montero themed sign or shirt inspired by my all-time favorite bumpersticker:

    Jesus is my co-pilot….and we’re cruising for pu$$y

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve, Ha! Never saw that bumper sticker, but very nice…

  89. Wilsonian says:
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    Also, in the meantime of me trying to pick up Reddick to fill in for Kemp (Reddick is on waivers until Saturday), do I pick up C.Davis, Rios, Goldy, Cespedes and drop Zo?

    *You told me earlier to drop Zo for Reddick, which can’t happen until Saturday.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Rios

  90. nick m. says:
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    I have Howie Kendrick at 2B in a 12-team H2H (categories), but will have Allen Craig coming back tomorrow (hopefully) an is eligible at 2B. Do I drop Kendrick for Quentin if I’m just looking at value for a Util spot for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick m., Sure

  91. Eddy says:
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    Which hot schmotato?

    Frenchy/Wiggy/Rasmus/Soriano/Smoak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, Frenchy

  92. tom says:
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    nava or chris johnson to stream in for a start tonight??
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tom, Nava

  93. Schizer says:
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    Get Gallardo, give Worley & Cuddyer.

    do it?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schizer, Yup

      • Schizer says:
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        @Grey, thanks. How about I get pedroia, I give kendrick, worley, cuddyer? Would I be giving up too much? Fair?

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Schizer, I wouldn’t trade for a guy that’s about to miss a month…

  94. Cole says:
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    Ax and krod have pitched in 3 consecutive games, so a short schedule pick-up might be due on Veras. I think he is the best save vulture candidate…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cole, Thanks for the heads up!

  95. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Was that a River Styx reference I saw? If so, good shit, i thought i was the only one who remembered some middle school mythology. And nice on the Hacksaw Jim Duggan reference too, HOOOOOOO! Great post as always dude…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT, It was a reference to that… Thanks!

  96. Hi Grey or Rudy — a followup on a question above plus a little new info:

    Please pick the best two players to stash on the DL in a 16-team one-year roto league. The gimps: Jay, Feliz, Carpenter, Farnsworth, and Berkman.

    Also, someone just dropped Brandon League in the same 16-team league. Is he worth trying to claim? I’d be dropping Marmol.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Berkman, Jay… Not worth claiming…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Actually, Berkman, Carp…

  97. Last questions today, I promise!

    Are you starting Scherzer tonight @BOS?

    Also, is his 5 BB, 2 HR performance vs. BAL last time out enough for you to sit Paulino vs. hapless OAK tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, It kinda matters how deep a league is on whether to start someone… I wouldn’t start Scherzer… I’d start Paulino…

      • @Grey, Of course. It’s a 14-teamer but I’m over on innings (1250 cap), so it’d prolly be good to sit one. Thanks for the advice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Enrique, Yeah, sit…

  98. 2fer says:
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    Gordon/Dirks too much to give up for JUpton in a 12team keeper? My OF are Ellsbury/Zobrist/CYoung/Gordon/Dirks/Trout/Harper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2fer, Not too much…

  99. 2ferFollowup says:
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    What about Gordon for Gallardo? Muchas Gracias!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2ferFollowup, I’d want Gallardo…

  100. chata says:
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    finally heard it .

    the proops pod-cast was crrap .
    or , as he hilariously recounted …. “i was like , dude , whatever .”

    • chata says:
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      props to nick for trying to save the last 6 minutes of the show .

  101. Wilsonian says:
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    Different league where I have Tulo (16 Team H2H Keeper). No DL space with Farnsworth there. Couple of options.

    1. Drop Farnsworth, put Tulo there, pickup either Everth, Simmons, or Aybar.
    2. Drop Reynolds or Fatt Adams and pickup either Everth, Simmons, or Aybar.
    3. Attempt to shop Adams or Reynolds for a decent, middle of the road SS to take over (this is the best scenario, IMHO).

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, 1. Yes… Everth…

  102. Jake says:
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    95% sure what your answer will be, but which side do you want in a 6×6 OPS re-draft league…

    Hosmer + Bourn for Fielder?

    You can find guys like Brantley and Blanco consistently on waivers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake, Fielder

  103. nightpandas says:
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    kemp and rizzo for braun and hanson. Keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Braun

  104. herschel says:
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    @Grey: castellanos called up to replace kemp. apparently mashing in the minors….think hell get everyday at bats?

    • jack says:
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      @herschel, was just gonna post this. mentioned him here a couple of weeks ago. just grab him, he’s gonna hit and steal

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @jack, he’s not yet in Yahoo’s system. And both of my Yahoo leagues have the full spectrum of minor leaguers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @herschel, Mashing in the PCL…. Should play most days, NL-Only guy for now…

  105. Prezii says:
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    The only reason burnett had that bad outing is cuz i said “wat you think AJs ERA will be after his start? Ill say 1.80 range…”, then he gets shelled for 12 runs!! I just shut my mouth and stream that guy now.. sorry AJ… We have a good relationship.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, Ha

  106. Better bench stash – 14 team, 6×6 OPS league, redraft league, no DL…Please rank:

    Reimold, Berkman, JD Martinez, Nolan Arenado or Adam Lind?

    Gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @El Burro, Berkman

  107. Wilsonian says:
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    Damn. Kemp/Doc for Stanton was flat out rejected. Not even a counter. Not totally surprised, but the dude is already 25 games out of 1st place. He’s not winning shit this year.

    Oh well.

    Any other bats you’d feel comfortable deal Kemp/Doc for in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Top 2 round bats…

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Wilsonian, What about Dread Pirate? Kinda Kemp-lite. At least when Kemp was stealing bases. It’s a bit much for Adam Jones, but he is Matt Temp!

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @MattTruss223, yeah, I thought about something like that. I’m thinking about just putting out a blanket email to the league saying what I’m looking for. And I do like Matt Temp. Jones has been a pretty high prospect for some time, so it’s not like he’s coming completely out of nowhere.

  108. Prezii says:
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    Guy in my league is tryin to sell Tex all day… Hes on the block and in every trade… So im thinkin im gonna try to steal, but with what? He says he wants OF,SS and SP.

    My guys i can throw at em.. Rollins, morrow, Heyward?, Hellick, Sale, Big Z, Mauer?

    If hes trying to sell high which it looks like he is…. Wat offer could i make at him? 2for1? Ill even do 3for1 at the right price.. i can WW with the best of em so ill pick up replacements no worries.. mauer and rollins? Or mauer and a couple bums?

    Thanx for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, I’d trade any of those guys for Tex… Sale, Mauer and Hellickson?

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, yessirr. Tryin a semi chump dump.. ill send a couple like those and give you the details later. 10-4 commander.

  109. Slappy Pappy says:
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    F. Freeman over Pagan? That’s a no brainer, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Slappy Pappy says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! Trying to work out a 2-1 trade to clear space for Morse, and I’m trying to get Freeman for Pagan and a 4/5 SP.

  110. jack says:
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    If Tulo is DLed do I go for Evereth, Tyler Greene or Simmons? I am leaning Greene — he actually has a way better speed score and SB success rate than ECab and has power to boot.

    Or do you see ECab flourishing, becoming more than a SAGNOF? I’ll have to live with my choice all year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jack, You’ll have to live with the choice all year? Why?

      • jack says:
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        @Grey, cuz I have only 3 more FAs left. I don’t mean I have to play the pick all year as Tulo isn’t dead, but whoever I get will be my MI reserve (has to be SS eligible to subsitute for Tulo). I’d like a guy who can compete with Zorilla for playing time later on

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @jack, And you have no one without making a move? I’d go with Everth…

          • jack says:
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            @Grey, I am paying the price for chasing all those closers in waiting. No SS eligible guys on my roster. I can deal with missing a catcher for a month but not a catcher and a SS (even if for two weeks). A catcher simply won’t add that much over a month (2 HR and 8 rbi probably if I’m lucky with what’s avail) but a SS could.

            Was hoping you would say Greene as I am leaning that way. Will now reconsider. Just hate Padre bats tho they do run a lot.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Greene’s pretty much garbage… Everth is too, but he steals bases… Tulo won’t be gone a long time (hopefully) so Everth just needs to stay hot for 2 weeks…

              • jack says:
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                @Grey, Guess I like Greene more than most. Love the lineup and he will likely bat near top more in the future. ZIPS, which doesn’t respect young guys much, has him with 8 HR and 15 SB and 30 RBIs rest of season. That’s in only 330 PAs, he will probably get more than 400. BA sucks tho, .235. Evereth could steal 25 plus I guess ROS, but only 1 or 2 HR and same to worse BA. Difficult decision. SAGNOF or fringey multi tool guy …

  111. Poo Holes says:
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    Another strange day from The Commish (cause that’s what me and my buddy call him). So the other day he sent me an offer of Jesus, Fatt Adams, Samardjwhueiza, and Santos…for Kenley. But naturally, he cancelled it. This morning, I saw a trade was accepted in the league. He traded his Matt Adams for Shawn Camp. He’s been desperate for saves cause the only guys he has now that are healthy are Soriano and Clippard, but he has Santos, Bailey, and Street DL’d. Interestingly enough, a few hours after the trade went through, I see Shawn Camp was dropped for Smoak. This is the same guy that has Pujols, Votto, and Hosmer at first. I am very confused…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, Quick buyer’s remorse there….

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, One of these days he’s gunna send me a legit deal and I’ll accept it before he can cancel it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Poo Holes, Maybe you send him some ridiculous deals like he accepts?

          • Poo Holes says:
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            @Grey, He and I have a storied history when it comes to trades. This is my second year in the league now and he may be the most irrational person I’ve dealt with when it comes to fantasy sports.

            • Prezii says:
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              @Poo Holes, why even continue that league? Ive read ur posts before man.. guy sounds like a complete tard. Seriously, who does shit like that?? You should just send him like 20 crap deals in one day… Like coffey for pujols deals.. lol see how he likes it..

              • Poo Holes says:
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                @Prezii, Yeah me and my buddy have joked about doing that. We’re currently in a trade embargo and we’re just rejecting every offer until he eventually overpays. I’m seriously considering leaving this league seeing as this guy’s lineup has Pujols, Votto, Kemp, Tulo, Longoria, Trout, Hosmer, Jennings, Bruce, Lawrie, Kipnis, Jesus, and Cargo. His pitching is bad but he won’t trade any of his bats for a starter, just his shitty waiver pickups like Smyly, Smoak, or Cozart.

                • Simply Fred

                  simply fred says:
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                  @Poo Holes, what am I missing? That appears to be one heckuva lineup. Looks like a pretty savvy manager…???

  112. Wilsonian says:
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    With the plethora of dead bodies I have on my roster (Kemp, Tulo, Longo, Doc, Storen) and with me having a decent keeper haul – 7 guys for 5 spots in Prince, Joey Bats, Tulo, Longo, Kemp, Upton, Bruce, would dealing Kemp and Longo for Votto and Hamels or CJ be an insane idea? And yes, I could play Votto in one of my UTIL slots with Prince at 1st.

    I’m not a fan of this deal, per se, but I loves me some Votto and I could use some healthy bats in my lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Not good

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Kinda figured. Just thought I might be missing something. Thanks for the advice today. And everyday for that matter.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, No problem…

  113. Commish Cauda says:
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    deep H2H-Points league

    Everth Cabrera or Elliot Johnson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Commish Cauda, Everth…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peter, He should change his name to Mike.

  114. WhineSpritzer says:
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    Rios/Marcum vs. Trout. Which side you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, Trout

      • WhineSpritzer says:
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        @Grey, Great. Me too.

  115. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey. Josh Johnson was just dropped so pick 2 for the rest of the way, JJ, Scherzer, Hammel? Should be a no brainier but I’m not sure of anything anymore.

    • Steve says:
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      @BigFatHippo, I’d check your waiver priority before you get too excited…

      • BigFatHippo says:
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        @Steve, Ha

        • Steve says:
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          @BigFatHippo, It’s OK – you saw him first. It’s probably your boy you’ve got to worry about…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BigFatHippo, JJ, Scherzer…

      • BigFatHippo says:
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        @Grey, What I thought, thanks bro.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @BigFatHippo, No problem…

  116. ProfX says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Have Chris Johnson at 3B. Thinking of dropping him to pick up either Frazier or Alvarez. Do it, and if so, which one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ProfX, Frazier

  117. Hondo says:
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    Drop Zobrist for Altuve?I’m starting Lowrie at SS, so I don’t like having the 1and 2 hitters from a crappy team, but Zo blows.

    • Hondo says:
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      @Hondo, Actually it looks like the 2+ 3 hitters for the Mighty Astros.
      Can someone shoot me please?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hondo, I’d hold Zobrist…

  118. Wilsonian says:
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    Tulip officially placed on the DL. Yes, I meant to say “tulip”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Ha!

  119. Herschel says:
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    @grey: I’m sure you’ve probably already answered this, but evercab or as a Tulo replacement?

    • Herschel says:
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      @Grey, sorry…evercab or escobar?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Herschel, Escobar

  120. Fenst says:
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    Do you suggest dropping Campana for Rajai Davis with Davis getting more consistent time currently. I also have Dyson plugged in at my only bench spot this week. What do you think is the best option for the next few weeks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fenst, I’d take Davis over Campana…

  121. Wilsonian says:
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    Kemp officially placed back on the 15 day DL. Just heard strained hammy, no clue on severity or anything.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Yup

  122. JoeBoo says:
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    Grudy-
    Drop Elliot Johnson for EverCab or Simmons for middel infidel, 12 team deep mixed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeBoo, Simmons

  123. Poo Holes says:
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    So my pitching on one team has looked pretty bleak so far. Right now my staff looks like Gallardo, Lester, Anibal, Fister, Oswalt, Capuano and I have Shelby Miller, Jameson Taillon, and Brad Peacock stashed because it’s a dynasty and all top prospects are owned. I’m last in ERA, near the bottom in WHIP and middle of the pack in K’s. Drop any of those guys for the likes of Milone, Paulino, McCarthy, Zambrano, or Doubront?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, Paulino over Fister if you don’t have DL room…

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, I have Farnsy there to handcuff Rodney (whom I own) in case he loses the job. Make any moves there?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Poo Holes, I’d lose Farnsy…

          • Poo Holes says:
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            @Grey, You got it, boss.

  124. DjlanceRauch says:
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    Drop Dirks for Alexei, Rasmus, or Rajai.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DjlanceRauch, Rasmus

  125. ferris says:
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    nolasco or bauer or too close to call — ROS only?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nolasco

  126. Random Collmenter says:
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    who u like as a replacement for tulo for the next couple weeks – alexei, yunel, or alcides?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Random Collmenter, Alexei

      • Random Collmenter says:
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        @Grey, thanks. you like beckham or the purple evolutionist more than alexei? just realized i have a MI spot open (not just SS).

        still leaning alexei…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go with Alexei

  127. Wolfpack says:
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    Lost Tulo to the DL, need a fill in @ MI…Evereth, Simmons, Y. Escobar, N. Walker, Scutaro, Espinosa, Barney (ROTO…Need Avg, Runs, SB)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa

  128. Horse says:
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    Which side:

    Justin Upton / Posey / Cueto

    or

    Adam Jones / Smyly / Gio

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  129. Steve says:
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    Not enough baseball today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

    • peter says:
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      @Steve, I concur.

  130. the talented mr. dope man says:
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    hey grey, for the 19 millionth simmons question of the day. Simmons or Castellanos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castellanos

  131. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    More dog penis questions!

    1) I have Cargo, Grandy, Trout, Reddick and Jennings/Gardner coming back from the DL within a week. I’m looking to move one for a starting pitcher and Reddick seems like the obvious choice. His value is high and Jennings/Gardner coming back from injury have low value. This rationale seem right?

    2) Which of these are not enough for Reddick in your opinion : Wainwright, Garza, Haren, Lester, J. Santana, Romero, D. Hudson, Peavy, Shields, Moore, Kennedy, Shark,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, 1) Yup 2) None… All would work…

  132. Horse says:
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    Adam Jones / Gio

    or

    J. Upton / Posey / Freeman

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Horse, Jones

  133. Jack says:
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    Grey,

    First I gotta say I second and third the Hacksaw Jim Duggan request!

    And I finally dropped Montero. Who do you want std roto ros — Salty or AJ?? Oh, and Dee or Everth for MI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack, Hoo! Salty… Dee…

  134. BigFatHippo says:
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    Dear raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip cookies………you are the main reason for my trust issues.*

    *But Max Scherzer is a close second…………………

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BigFatHippo, Ha!

  135. Nico says:
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    Trade away Ryan Zimmerman, Brett Gardner and Bumgardner for Adrian Gonzalez and Tommy Hanson? I’m pretty good in pitching and was looking for an upgrade in hitting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent…

  136. herschel says:
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    @Grey: which two of these three do you like ros? burnett, smyly and minor?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      First two

  137. Horse says:
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    Sorry to keep pestering you with this trade but apparently this guy really wants Adam Jones and Gio.

    Which side:

    Adam Jones / Gio

    or

    J. Upton / Posey / Freeman / Trumbo

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Horse, If he wants Jones, ask him for Upton and Freeman… Gio’s a top ten starter… Jones is a top ten hitter… You’re not doing well in these trades…

      • Horse says:
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        @Grey, Thanks!

  138. Tom C says:
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    @grey: ROS Viciedo or Reddick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom C, Reddick

  139. stoopid says:
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    I need saves. Ryan Howard for FrankFrank a no brainer? Also would free up my DL spot for the impending Kemp DL.. I drafted Howard in the 20th-ish round and have hoped he’d be playing right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stoopid, Yeah, go for it…

  140. chata says:
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    quentin … 2 sb’s , thus far , vs beckett and salty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, HeRun’s fast…

  141. Nico says:
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    One other deal on the table: Trade Reddick, Gardner and Bumgarner for Stanton and Hanson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico, Stanton

  142. Grey's da man! says:
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    lahair just dropped..drop scott or rasmus for him or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, I’d hold…

  143. Poo Holes says:
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    Two thumbs up for everyone who didn’t start Norris. A third thumb up for the guy I’m facing this week that did start him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, Ha… Nice! Crazy to start him there…

  144. nyydj2 says:
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    Man on first, one out in the second inning and cargo gets intentionally walked, after 4 straight HR ab’s against Houston pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nyydj2, Chicken

  145. Eddy says:
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    CarGo <3

    I know a lot of players are notorious for hot streaks, but CarGo's are unmatched.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, He’s outta his mind right now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Yeah, Crazy Uncle Bob.

      • peter says:
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        @Grey, There’s a good article from the NY Times Magazine section about Jack White. I mention this because, apparently, Jack White is friends with Crazy Uncle Bob (and not just trying to be him. See: his latest album.) Yeah, so, C.U.B. welded his fence for him, too. They were sitting on White’s porch and C.U.B. was all, “I can fix that fence for you.”

        Someday I hope to have that kind of relationship with Bartolo Colon.

        http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/08/magazine/jack-white-is-the-savviest-rock-star-of-our-time.html

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bwhahaha… “Bartolo, you don’t have to fix my deep fryer.” “It is my pleasure.”

  146. Wilsonian says:
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    I know you weren’t supposed to pitch Norris, but is this a sign that he’s now droppable? Would you lose him for any of the following:

    Burnett, E.Santana, Wandy, T.Hudson, Volquez, McCarthy, Paulino, EJax, Parker, Vargas, Doubront, Bauer (with the hopes that he comes up soon)?

    Also, who’s the best spot start for tomorrow:

    Paulino @ OAK
    Miley @ SD
    Leake @ HOU

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, He’s not droppable, he just wasn’t startable there… None of those guys would’ve fared better in COL today…. Paulino…

  147. peter says:
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    Oh, and E. Jax, J. Parker or Volquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson…

  148. Steven says:
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    Hey guys, funny podcast.

    Dynasty: Rasmussen & Goldschmidtsen for Teixerian

    Who is ze victor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Tex side…

  149. Jack says:
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    Grey,

    In the words of Hulk Hogan, “Thanks Brother!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  150. Eddie says:
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    Would you rather have LaHair or Smoak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaHair

  151. Wilsonian says:
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    Aramis looking like he’s heating up. And when he gets hot it’s usually scalding.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I sure hope so…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, yeah, me too. He’s now my starting third baseman with all my damn injuries.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, He’s been my starting 3rd baseman… And I have no injuries… Now I will sob.

  152. Prezii says:
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    Kuroda and kemp for chapman and bummy… Trade just got accepted.. vetoable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, not great but Kemp is hurt…

      • Prezii says:
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        Yeah i probably wont veto cuz hes out for a month or so.. but damn dude is an idiot!

  153. chata says:
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    camp or wilhemsen ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, wilhemsen

  154. B.o.B says:
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    To work off that stat about A.J. Burnett, was just looking at Gallardo’s game log and if you remove his 2 starts vs. the Cardinals, he’s 4-2 with a 2.48 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 9 for 9 in QS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Yeah, Gallardo gets a bad rap from people… He’s stressful to own, I think that’s why…

  155. Eddy says:
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    Not sure you’ll see this, Grey. But in case you do:

    Someone dropped Zimmerman in a 12-team OBP H2H. I got Frazier filling in for Longoria.

    Do I make the switch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, Switch em…

  156. Poo Holes says:
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    Kinsler and Hamilton or Reyes, Bautista, and Hellickson? Hamilton is bound to hit the DL soon and I could use the pitching help. I’m sure you’d take the Kinsler side, but is it close? I’d have Reyes replacing Lowrie at short and Bautista in the outfield with Aramis and Chisenhall at 3rd. My staff would then be Gallardo, Lester, Anibal, Paulino, Hellickson, Oswalt, and Capuano with Fister on the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, It is close, and I could see doing it if you really need the pitching…

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, As I had said earlier, I’m last in ERA and close to the bottom in WHIP and middle of the pack in K’s but that will change when Lester and Gallardo come around. I already own Hellickson on two teams and I like him. This is one of my dynasty leagues so i’d have him for the future. He mentioned Norris too. What if I tried for Garza?

  157. Kratos says:
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    Beltran/Laroache for Trout/trumbo winner?

    Grandy for Bautista winner?

  158. Blue says:
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    Please rank E Johnson, Simmons, Everth.

    Also, what is the A’s closer’s situation? Between Fuentes, Cook and Balfour – who would you want to own?

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