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Let’s start with an SAT question as old as this world that we call Planet Earth, assuming the SATs were around thousands of years ago when man was staying warm by humping a Buysellatops until they were feeling bi and sore.  Which number doesn’t belong:  A) 21.4% B) 21.7% C) There’s no C. D) 5.7%.  If you answered C, I hope your folks are rich so you can get into an accredited college.  Just think, after you graduate you can put Harvard on your resume just like everyone else new to the workforce.  If you answered A because it’s the only even number, you’re overthinking; odds and evens is something you can forget after elementary school unless you plan on working the roulette table.  If you answered B, because it’s the only B, at least you can get your pants on in the morning.  They are on backwards though.  If you answered D, you’re right.  Those are Matt Kemp‘s last three years of homers per fly ball.  5.7% is silly bad.  Last year that would’ve put him in the company of Alexei Ramirez and Michael Young.  If there was no offseason shoulder surgery for Matt Kemp, that number alone would mean Kemp is a huge buy low.  Of course, there was the surgery and his home run distance is down.  He’s not driving the ball as far as he has in previous years.  So, as I said in this week’s fantasy baseball podcast, I’m buying Kemp for the first time in about two years.  I’m only buying him because his value is so low.  I’m not buying him for 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th, 5th round talent.  I’d want a discount, but I’d still buy.  Look at a guy like Justin Upton last year.  He was nursing an injury, then hit 9 homers in the last six weeks of the season.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see Kemp do something similar.  He could easily regain some strength as the season progresses and hit 17-20 homers in the final two months with 15 steals.  He’s still a risky play because of the injuries, but for the right price, I’m buying.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Cody Ross – Here’s why you’re here; this is what ESPN said, “Ross hasn’t followed up his big 2012 the way many expected him to, but the outfielder now has two home runs, a double and four RBI in his last three games.  Ross had just one home run and six RBI in all of June.”  How insightful!  Basically, anything you can gleam by looking at his stats.  Does someone write ESPN blurbs or are they supercomputer’d together?  “Pronoun verb noun adjective stat stat stat verb noun.  Done!”  Grab Ross right now because he could still turn his season around and he has a lot of stats to still get.

Adam Eaton – I officially stashed him a few days ago and I suggest you do the same.  He sounds like he’ll be ready to go as soon as the 2nd half rolls in, which only sounds like a Simon & Garfunkel lyric.

Michael Brantley – I’m guilty of growing bored of him and dropping him too, but I’ve corrected my wrongs (no relation to JayWrong) and picked Brantley back up (and dropped him again for Cody Ross, but I still like.  Really!).

Marlon Byrd – Have you ever seen a guy this hot before?  Yes.  Not to answer, Random Italicized Voice, but to ruminate on.  What are you talking about?  I was singing ‘Yes’ by Beyonce.

Oswaldo Arcia – A female Twins reporter, whose name I don’t remember and my Google is broke, said that power hitters are called “horses,” so a young one is a pony.  Therefore, ergo, henceforth, Arcia is “The Pony.”  Now we can look at this as girls just want to talk about ponies and dolls and baking or we can embrace it.  I’m choosing to embrace it.  Arcia is The Pony.

Delmon Young – He was once My Little Pony, but then Delmon proved he had no power and while he is relatively young his career has platooned like a 47-year-old Michael Young.  Seriously, didn’t Delmon have upside at one point?  Any the hoo!  Young is currently hitting, so there’s that.

Eric Young – I swear on my gorgeous full head of hair that Young’s gonna steal some bases one of these days.

Jarrod Dyson – SAGNOF!

Tony Campana – Just went over him this morning.  Here’s some quotes from that, “The Queen (of mean)…giggling like a school girl…played by…Jerry Lewis…Hubba-bubba-double-va-va-vroom!…Downtown Julie Brown.”  Hmm, I could never work for Zagat’s with those pulling-quotes skills.

Chris Johnson – I know what you’re thinking, “Grey is really freakin’ handsome.”  What you also might be thinking is, “Can Johnson give anything besides counting stats?”  Probably not, but he is providing those.

Josh Satin – Here’s what I said the other day about Satin, “Satin is the anti-Davis (and the anti-Christ).  He doesn’t really have great power or any speed or a pitchfork, but he’s excellent with taking a walk, could hit .300 and get played by Al Pacino — who-AH, I’m Satin!  Reminds me a bit of Lyle Overbay, which isn’t a fun comparison.  So let’s say he reminds me of Peter Lorre.  That’s fun!”  And that’s me quoting me!

Ike Davis – The Mets kept issuing press releases about how they were not calling up Ike, which I’m assuming was just to eff with him like he eff’d up their team for two-plus months.  They finally receded the very public neg they were laying on him and recalled him for Friday.  Odd, usually a neg leads to a Monday call, or maybe Tuesday.

Logan Morrison – There’s guys like Cody Ross that I’m pumped to own this week and guys like Morrison that I’m not.  What’s the world coming to?  Morrison’s gotta have some upside still to get me excited, doesn’t he?  i.e., Morrison’s gotta break on through, right?

Juan Francisco – You know you’re playing like straight, not-endorsed-by-Paula-Deen butter when you make it into two straight Buy columns.  It’s about as fulfilling of an honor as the Hall of Fame.  Not the one in Cooperstown.  The one in the basement of that weird kid from high school who made his own Hall of Fame out of Mr. Potato Heads.  If you’re that kid, I didn’t mean weird, I meant quirky.

Johnny Giavotella – Screeching a’la Snookie, “Giavotella!  When are you gonna steal some bases? I want another baby!”  Fist pump!

Ryan Flaherty – Probably waited a bit too long to tell you to pick him up, but, after all, pause, comma, it’s Ryan Flaherty.  In most leagues, don’t Flaherty yourself.

Adeiny Hechavarria – He’s been hitting and when you say his name you hock up a loogie.  Who doesn’t like that?

Derek Jeter – A lot of DL players to stash this week, huh?  Yeah, you’re observant.  Too bad your fly’s been open all day.

Brad Miller – I’ll tell you a secret, I picked up Miller for his first few games, then dropped him.  I had him at UTIL though, and I’m not carrying a Mariner middle infield rookie at UTIL,  If you need a middle infidel, nothing wrong with Miller.

Anthony Rendon – He’s over the cut-off of 50% owned in ESPN leagues, but I wanted to point out something.  As much as I make fun of ESPN ownership numbers, Yahoo’s even worse.  Rendon is owned in 34% of Yahoo leagues?  Really?   Really, Seth Myers?

Miguel Montero – I only mention him to elicit catcher questions.  *sticking head in oven*

Alex Avila – He was a huge, sexy, adjective in 2011 with 19 homers and a .295 average and he’s only 26 years old.  Those kind of stats have to be in there somewhere still.  They have to be. (Granted, I feel like I’m gonna be saying this again next year with still nothing to show for it but 2011.)

Travis HafnerHitter-Tron loves Pronk this week, as mentioned this morning.  What I didn’t mention was the Hitter-Tron once dated Pronk’s sister but left her for an animatronic arm.

Heath Bell – Member when the D-Backs said Bell was out and Putz was back in as closer?  If you don’t, you smoke way too much weed.  Doode, it was only about a week ago.

Alex Torres – Here’s one for the MR. B’s out there.  Torres’s stats so far:  2-0/0.39/0.57/31 in 23 IP.  Yup.

Mark Melancon – On one hand, I think Grilli is tiring and might get replaced.  On the other hand, Melancon has been crazy solid as a middle reliever.  On the third hand that is really the Hamburger Helper man, in deeper leagues there’s not a whole lot of save vulturing right now, so you take what you can.

Felix Doubront – Upfront, I’m gonna tell you this is me going to the Stream-o-Nator and picking some nice match-ups for the very near future.

Kyle Kendrick – There’s quite a few decent match-ups for guys under 50% owned on Saturday.  I don’t trust Edwin Jackson or Andy Pettitte but the SON loves them.

Erasmo Ramirez – I/we have him stashed on three teams right now.  To read further, here’s my Erasmo Ramirez fantasy.

Roberto Hernandez – You know that guy at the racetrack satellite TV that talks really fast about his bargain sleepers?  Okay, imagine that guy telling you this, “Hernandez has a decent K-rate, gets the Twins at home *burp* Excuse me, he can’t looooooose!  But he can win and give you Ks in this start.  He’s my can’t-miss-start-of-the-Buy-section-or-I’ll-start-talking-Ritalin-and-get-a-new-job!”

Chris Archer – I guess this could be one of those in the bigger picture pitchers (kinda stutterer!) pick-ups, but Archer also gets the Twins next, so that’s nice.

Jeremy Hefner – This pick up could also be construed as less-a-streamer and more a ‘just pick him up.’  That’s right, Hefner went from the ghetto to the grotto! (I’m sure that is some Playmates autobiography that was ghostwritten.)

Trevor Plouffe – Plouffe goes the dynamite!

Will Middlebrooks – He could return soon, and so could Lindbergh’s baby.  Seriously, you never know.

Brett Lawrie – He’s gotta return at some point, doesn’t he?  Rhetorical!  Actually…That’s not rhetorical.  Is he gonna return at some point?  Where’d this young brother go?  Is he taking advantage of Canada’s health care?  Glenn Beck was right!  BTW, when did that Beck fella go from the guy singing ‘Loser’ to being one?

SELL

Ryan Howard – This isn’t a sell as in, “Yo, I’m gonna sell Howard at the peak of his fame, and reap major booty like J. Lo.”  This is more, “I’m going to add Howard into a trade as a sweetener because I’d prefer his stank ass on someone else’s team.”  Howard got old, and doesn’t look like the same player.  This happens with the big-bellied.  Their swing slows just a tad and they can no longer get around on fastballs and can’t drive balls like they used to.  Right now, Howard looks like a 22-homer, .250 hitter.  This might blow your mind a little, but Eric Hosmer has been more valuable than Howard, according to our Player Rater, and I see no reason why that doesn’t continue.

Zack Greinke – I’m actively trying to trade him to whoever will take him.  If I simply get saves for him, I’m gonna take it.  He doesn’t look right and I’m getting out before I get to October and have to say, “So, this was an off year for Greinke after the collision with what’s-his-face.  I wish I would’ve traded Greinke for something in July.  Hmm…Maybe I’ll send this message to July Grey since here in October there is time travel.”  Okay, that’s just weird.  So, that’s how I know to trade Greinke now?  Answer me, October Grey, I demand you!  Send me a message!

Jason Kipnis – I’m gonna harp on selling Kipnis until I turn blue in the face.  No, it’s not because I have a costume party in August that I’m going to as a Smurf.  No, I’m also not going to a costume party as Lance Armstrong’s one blue ball.  Last year, Kipnis had 11 homers and 20 steals until the All-Star game, after he had 3 homers and 11 steals, which is a good two weeks from a hot middle infielder.  This year, he has 13 homers and 19 steals.  Nearly identical to last year, and after the All-Star break this year he has…  That ellipsis represents the unknown.  I wouldn’t trade him for a Trapper Keeper covered in Garbage Pail Kids stickers even if one is GuilloTina (only because the stickers are used, and you have to keep them in their package for their value), but I would explore offers.

Your ’89 Hyundai – That’s the reason you’re not getting laid!

759 Responses

  1. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Do you think Greinke is just suffering from the after effects of The Quentin Express?

    Is he still a long-term keeper?

    Has it been long enough to keep driving the ’89 Hyundai ironically?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta move on from the Hyundai and I think Greinke will be fine, but it might take the rest of the offseason… Something’s wrong now…His walk rate is way too high… Like his mechanics are off…

  2. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    hey it’s friday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, Friday!

    • Birdog says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: yeah, the days get a little mixed up, what with the lack of work and the excess of beer. The buy-sell is a good way to keep track of what day it is.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Birdog: my point exactly

  3. frog says:
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    how does j. satin’s PT shake out once ike is called back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Satin can be any position except catch… So he’ll see some time if he keeps hitting…

  4. Shake N Bacon says:
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    I’ve been trying to trade Kipnis for a little while no with no bites. I did get this offer though:

    I trade:
    Giancarlo
    Kipnis

    I get:
    Machado
    Posey

    This is a keeper league. I rejected it. I like Machado A LOT but I have a hard time giving up Giancarlo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like that either…

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Grey: Semi-related question: What are your feelings on managers leaving trade offers up for a 5-7 days without rejecting, accepting or countering them? The guy checks his team every day.

        Maybe it’s just me, but I’m starting to get a little peeved about. What’s the max # of days you’d keep a trade up if you proposed it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s annoying… I usually cancel it after a day unless it’s a deal that I really want to go through…

          • Shake N Bacon says:
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            @Grey: Yeah that’s the problem, I really want the deal to go through. He’s considering it, but it’ll be a week come tomorrow. If I cancel it then offer it again in a week he’ll know he has me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, make sure you know who you’re dealing with too, because you don’t want the deal to suddenly get taken after an injury to the player you’re receiving…

              • Shake N Bacon says:
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                @Grey: Yeah that thought had crossed my mind too. We all know each other in the league, so I doubt he’d do that. But who knows.

                I’m pulling it tomorrow if nothing happens by then.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Gotcha

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Shake N Bacon: CAN’T STAND IT! Don’t like it reject it. NO WAY you get a counter offer.

          • Shake N Bacon says:
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            @Chicken Dinner: Yeah, it seems like it could be an easy thing to decide on. Maybe take two days if you aren’t sure.

            • Chicken Dinner says:
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              @Shake N Bacon: No Fantasy etiquette these days. I tell ya the world’s going to sh!t !

              • Shake N Bacon says:
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                @Chicken Dinner: I know it. Complete lack of respect.

                • Tony says:
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                  @Hondo: @Shake N Bacon: my one dude will pull it down litterally within a few hours usually, its take it or EFF U….. I get very annoyed by this same scenario all the time too. A guy checks his team, picks up drops guys, etc yet can’t hit DECLINE on my trade or accept, or forgoodness sakes heaven forbid he thinks about it and counters!

                  my advice don’t leave it up too long, or one guy wouldn’t answer my deal, after two weeks, and 3-4 emails, so i proposed the trade and took it down and reproposed it about 4 times, then left it up, he DECLINED it that night…… must not have liked seeing all those propsoals in my inbox.

                  I dont ever want to be the annoying guy, but just answer the damn trades! a comment like “Not interested in dealing Machado or whoever” is nice as well, then i know, DONT OFFER….. idiots!

        • Hondo says:
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          @Shake N Bacon:
          I give them 12 hours max.Serious.

          • paul t. says:
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            @Hondo:
            is it really that serious…it’s just gamesmanship….if a manager is taking too long for your liking, then pull it back…but don’t forget why you were making the offer in the first place (to improve your team-long term, short term or both)…in my opinion, a rejection is a dead deal, but a non response means that it’s at least being mulled and it might end in me improving my team ( the reason I offered it in the first place)

  5. Jay Bet says:
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    Grey – in a 5 x 5 roto dynasty league – we keep 12. I am loaded in batting, and need pitching. Would you deal J Upton for D Price? I have held Upton now for 3 years and still waiting on his ‘upside’ to deliver a top 10 player rated season. I’d likely get a few additional pieces back to help secure the title this year, but Upton for Price is the core of the deal.

    Big fan btw.

    JB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I don’t love the trade… I’d get cheaper pitching if that’s what I needed…

      • Jay Bet says:
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        @Grey:

        how about Encarnacion for Hamels? I already have Votto, Goldy and D Wright. Wasnt kidding about being stacked at batting! This is a 12 team dynasty league I may add. Not sure if i am sold on Encarnacion the next few years. Maybe get Hamels cheap?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t like that trade… If that stacked, Votto for Kershaw? Edwin for Yu?

          • Jay Bet says:
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            @Grey:

            Damn I am striking out here! I already own Kershaw, along with M Moore, J Zim, Sale & Medlen. Dude I am battling for 1st has Yu, Scherzer, CC, Cliff Lee & Anibal.

            I may just wait it out and hope some of his guys (Scherzer, Yu & Lee) come back to earth.

            And yes I am aware this league sounds completely imbalanced – it is.

            Thanks for the thoughts and advice – I will go ahead and buy your book now.

            JB

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, no problem…

  6. Mr. Glass says:
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    I dropped wheeler to pick up eaton yesterday to stash him on my DL with my empty roster spot who would be a better pick up ROS in a H2H weekly points Middlebrooks or Ike Davis
    Erasmo is still out there to but im not sure when the hell Seattle will realize Bonderman sucks and bring the kid up
    (Fat Panda is my 3B)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ike

  7. Fish says:
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    So I take it you don’t believe Kipnis’ injury in the second half was the direct cause of his Grand Canyon sized faceplant?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t believe it until I see him do it for a whole season… I’m not saying just give Kipnis away, but I’d look to sell high…

      • Fish says:
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        @Grey:

        I’ve seen people all over the map with Kipnis as opinions vary as much as Brad Evan’s advice based on a 2-hit performance at Double-A’s Montgomery Biscuits.

        On a sidenote, thank Allah Yahoo relegated him to the fantasy football beat back in April. I imagine the conversation went something like this, “Brad, you’re going to cover football 100% of the time. Given your unpredictability and massive mood swings, following the fantasy sport with the most erratic results seems only fitting.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice

  8. fitz says:
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    Would you prefer Kemp over Hanley ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  9. ktodd says:
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    Who do you like better for a long-term rookie keeper, Eaton or Erasmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  10. Dude says:
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    Dynasty league 6×6 (holds/ops). Currently in a distant third place, and I just turned this down: Verlander and Encarnacion for my Oscar Taveras, Taillion, and Yelich. I’m not interested in chasing 2nd place, and I have been sitting on these young pieces to rejuvenate my aging roster (Pujols, Aramis, Sabathia, Beltran, Utley, Hill, Rios…to name a few). Curios to know your thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends if those pieces could’ve helped you win this yeah… It’s a completely fair trade…

  11. Chicken Dinner says:
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    I’m thinking of benching EYJ and picking up Zoilo top put in his place. He’s home all week vs 6 righties. Loving him hitting lefty there all week. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What does Hitter-Tron say? I’d do it if I knew for sure Zoilo was going to stay at the top of the order…

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Exactamundo mon frere.

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: I tried the Tron. No Zoilo.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Weird… Rudy’s out of town for his bday, so will ping him when he gets back tomorrow…

            • Chicken Dinner says:
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              @Grey: You’re too good to us.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, I know!

  12. BluePulaski says:
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    Glossary term:
    “Trash Heap” – Marjory the Trash Heap from Fraggle Rock; one man’s (or one Brooke’s) trash is another man’s (or another Brooke’s) treasure; even though she was trash, the gang still found some value in her wisdom. http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Marjory_the_Trash_Heap

    Could also use: “Trash Heap Treasure”

    Could also be “The Ex” BF or GF who’s drives a ’89 Hyundai but still finds a hot new gf/bf to take take of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Loser Dad better

      • BluePulaski says:
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        @Grey: hey…no one likes a loser dad…hmmm loser dad it is

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  13. fitz says:
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    Would Hamels be someone you’d look to target in unloading Greinke?

    thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hamels over Greinke, but I don’t think Hamels is out of the woods completely either

  14. Vacation says:
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    So, I was just offered:

    Fielder/J. Zimmerman/Mo Rivera/Heath Bell straight up for AuSchizz.

    Its a keeper league and Prince’s owner is lusting after AuSchizz for next season – he’s given up on this year. Am I crazy to reject this? I’m in the hunt and need steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it if you can win this year

  15. MikeB says:
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    Erasmo or Skaggs?? Thanks oh mustachioed one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo, no problem

  16. BootsyBaby says:
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    AL only 10 team keeper – $12 Kipnis or $8 Profar? If Profar is in the minors at the beginning of 2014, his owner loses him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  17. attgig says:
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    I have Eric Young Jr, but need more ribbies than steals. do I go for Ross or Byrd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  18. Negatto says:
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    Who do you like going forward Ross, Byrd, Cain Sugar or the under performing BJ for an OF spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross for right now

  19. ucbsharkbait says:
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    In 12-team H2H, trade Longo and Pujols (neither keep-able) for AuShizz (can keep for a 2nd rounder for 1 year)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit much unless you’re just looking at next year

  20. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    If you look at Howard’s overall numbers you’d be surprised to see he’s batting .302/.357/.522 against right handed pitchers. He’s definitely not what he used to be (career .996 OPS against righties!) but I think he is useful if you bench him against lefties. The fact that his knee is still causing him to miss games is not good though. I’ve been platooning a bit more this season (Howard, Moss, Alvarez) to some fairly good results.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya…

  21. papasmurf says:
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    I’ll give ya BJ Upton for Kipnis. And I don’t even have to hold my breath. I am already blue.

  22. LongoTulo says:
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    Ike? Oh, man. I guess I will go there again. He kinda reminds me of that girl in college that broke up with me, but I told my family and friends that I dumped her because she was a total drugged up skank that liked to be gang banged by the entire football team. Then a month later she wanted to get back together and, of course, I welcomed that skank back with open arms. Hopefully, Ike will put out the same way upon his return into my life. At least my mom doesn’t know anything about him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  23. Joey Belle says:
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    Hafner or Adam Dunn for my deep league DH spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dunn

  24. dont listen to the voices says:
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    Is price for Harvey fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  25. OaktownSteve says:
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    Kipnis and Donaldson are co-captains of the anti-Grey All-Stars.

    From this morning’s roundup, I note your continuing effort to will Cargo into an injury. You have some kind of phobia about injuries You want no part of Reyes even though he’s going to put a fantasy MVP type of second half.

    Yesterday was the best I’ve ever seen Straily pitch. It was all about the fastball. Had a different life and some late movement I hadn’t seen before. The slider is a quality major league pitch but you can’t survive on just the slider. He commanded the fastball really well and worked both sides of the plate. That set up the slider and it was a good one even for him. He was on top of it an the bite was down rather than on a flatter plane. I’m not saying he turned a corner or anything. I am saying this is the first time I’ve ever seen any real potential in the guy to be a consistent MLBer with some fantasy upside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Interesting, I hadn’t watched Straily at all, so good perspective on him… Still wouldn’t trust him in an away start vs. the Pirates… Reyes relies on his legs and he had a severe ankle injury, that’s trouble… CarGo has a five year history of injuries…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        It was really strange how Straily had that ungodly K rate in the minors last year and then he came up and it was like “where’s the stuff.:”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think it’s because he didn’t have the velocity for the majors…

  26. smegma says:
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    Drop Stults for Hernandez? I hung on to Stults but he hasn’t been impressive lately. He has 2 starts next week, but Hernandez is on the ww.

    Next week all home games:
    Stults: Col/SF
    Hernandez: Min/Hou

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Hernandez

  27. Long Bawls says:
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    Davis and Satin, weirdly, both Jewish (just reading off the master list I got at my bar mitzvah); much more of this and we’re gonna have to start talking about playing in GhettoCo, where all the chaiballs are caught and everyone pretends it’s not named a for a bank…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA…. I wanted Goldschmidt, but shtetl’d for Ike Davis… Oy!

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Grey: HA! I was always jealous of the ball goys they had at Friday night games…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  28. mrobs says:
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    drop Putz for Erasmo?

    • mrobs says:
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      @mrobs: Thanks!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you need a starter over a closer… I’d likely hold there…

      • mrobs says:
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        @Grey: don’t necessarily NEED either… so i’ll just hold and see how everything shakes out. thanks Grey!

  29. Colby says:
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    Trying to trade for Tulo, is Wainwright fair/enough or should I package more? The dude is top in the league in HR, RBI and SB so he doesn’t really need any hitting, and his backup SS is already better than my starter. Is another secondary starter too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much…

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Colby: They’re both injury risks; it’s fair. I’d be leery of Tulo, especially since he isn’t back yet. I’d only add someone else if it’s someone you don’t mind losing.

  30. MB says:
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    Holds league. Was thinking of tossing delabar (wow Ks) in there for brothers now that fatty betancourt is back and rex doesnt get many holds. Worth it? OR is it over-analyzing?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Delabar, have had him for a month+ in one league and he’s been terrific…

  31. Jacob says:
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    Rajai Davis or Eric Young

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis for steals

  32. Alky Sobrera says:
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    No mention of Price? Want him all to yourself the second half eh grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve mentioned him every time he’s had even the smallest of news about him…

  33. Brad ED says:
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    Was offered this trade what do you think.. 12 team head to head 6×5. I give Votto and Van Slyke and get Lind/Darvish/Jansen (LAD)?

    Is this fair or hold? Do I ask more for Votto?

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  34. Matt P says:
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    Carlos Santana + Beachy for his Fielder? 16 team h2h dynasty points league

    I’ve got Wilin Rosario at C already and my SP is stacked but is that giving up too much for a guy who’s 30 next year and fat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder side

  35. OaktownSteve says:
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    Time running out to stream as Cubs game gets rolling in 20.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I grabbed Frenchy Felix….I feel dirty right now….you better not fail me SON

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  36. Brooks Jacoby says:
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    Heinous roster crunch, I just picked up Yadier Molina and Rollins to play C and SS. Should I not drop any of the following yet? What order should I drop them in? (kind of want to hold onto andrus for his speed)

    Vmart, Andrus, Cespedes, Utley

    • Brooks Jacoby says:
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      Oh and its a 10×10 roto. OF is currently Bruce, Holiday, Jennings. Utley I don’t really have a spot for but is riding Util while Longoria is hurting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have the first two ordered…

  37. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I’m in super lazy mode today, about to go see Despicable Me 2, do we have any better than Loser Dad?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate:

      How about Bungee Chump? Try to drop him, he bounces right back to you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s my favorite until Rudy weighs in… You and everyone else in the country is going to see it from what I heard on E! news…

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Chumpelstiltlskin!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… I’ll put it on the list…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        You don’t like bungee chump:?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s solid… That’s probably the one Rudy will go for… Funny and easy to get… We’ve got a contender, y’all!

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            It feels razzy.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It does… Rudy will like it too…

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                Chase Headley. Total bungee chump.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup!

                  • Philly says:
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                    @Grey: like a loser dad would, i’m back to offer a limp attempt @ a lost cause…I believe a loser dad would sound more Razzballish if he were a “Lame Papa”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: the daughter rules this movie choice, and her mom taking a vacation day pushes it forward.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hear ya… This is the End was pretty good, for next time you’re going for you…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I never go for me anymore, I wanted to see it, but I doubt it will be a theater flick, most likely a red box. if I go to the movies it’s to watch some 3D visual flick that has no soul, but I get stoned and enjoy my popcorn and escaping from reality for a couple of hours

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… Yeah, it’s the kind of movie that would play on the TV anyway…

  38. uncdrew says:
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    Is 21.4% an even number? I dunno. 22.4% is, I think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s why you gotta forget what’s even and odds after elementary school…

  39. Brian says:
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    Better h2h numbers rest of the year – Verlander or Harvey???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey, toss up really…

  40. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Grey: While I really like Loser Dad, I’m struggling with the context. These repeatedly added and dropped players are typically the ill-advised desires of chronic rosterbaters which is why I’d like to suggest Siren or Lolita.

    Thanka for the consideration and keep up the great work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… That is what these players are but it’s not that funny…

  41. Chicken Dinner says:
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    My Grienke/Koji his Giancarlo. Points league 10pts win/save

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Stanton

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Me too. I think the guy hates Grienke though.

  42. dk says:
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    Doumit or Montero? Worth trading d’Arnaud in a keeper for one of them if I’m playing for this year? Or should I hold with Yan as my 2nd catcher for 2 months and d’Arnaud for September?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  43. Kemp's the man says:
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    What do you consider ‘the right price’ for Kemp? Something like Shelby Miller and Pence?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That works for me…

      • steve says:
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        @Grey:

        Greinke/Choo or Shelby Miller/Choo for Kemp OK also? I can bench Kemp if needed as choo is mostly on my bench (starting Giancarlo, Trout, Adam Jones, & Utility of Machado or Heyward).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Miller and Choo is fine…

          • steve says:
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            @Grey: Thanks

  44. Brewerfan says:
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    Is Greinke & Garza for Samardzija a large overpay? If Garza gets traded to the Rangers, Red Sox, or another AL team and Greinke keeps pitching like he is it seems like it might be worth it. Samardzija has an easy schedule in August/Sept.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s too much

      • BrewerFan says:
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        @Grey: What about Greinke straight up for Samardzija? Thanks again Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair, I’d take Samardzija

  45. herschel says:
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    @Grey: for second half upside in weekly redraft roto leagues, how do you rank ike, ibanez and “the pony”?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ibanez, Ike

  46. costaricanchata says:
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    glossary term … loser tranny dad .

    just thought this combo would appeal to
    a greater percentage of the readership .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m leaning bungee chump now…

  47. Slob on my Cobb says:
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    @Grey– what do you think about these offers?

    My Alex Gordon and Greinke for Kemp? Too much?

    My Alex Gordon, Alcides, and Greinke for Starlin and Kemp?

    • Slob on my Cobb says:
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      @Slob on my Cobb:

      Oh and would you more actively try and trade Greinke or Shelby because of his possible innings limit?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Either

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Starlin and Kemp

  48. Brett says:
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    Grey

    You keep buying rendon do you like him more than Aaron hill? What kind of numbers do you expect from them?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not more than Hill

  49. costaricanchata says:
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    isn’t gordon hurt ?

  50. Sideshow says:
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    Ok I guess I will look to sell Grienke. What do you think about Grienke, Rutledge & Nolan Arenado for Wheeler, Castro & Jennings? 16 team league. My current SS is Aybar. My OF is good but I can always use a Jennings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Castro side

  51. Travis says:
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    Already stashing Cobb, Ogando, Eaton, and Braun already. My starters are Price, Minor, Bailey, Garza, Cashner–drop cashner to stash Peavy or Beachy? Cobb I figure to keep as my longer term DL slot since the rest look to be back soon.

    Do have a lot of OF (Braun, Ajax, Marte, Brown, puig, Eaton, Myers)–could drop one of them when Braun/eaton come up–but hate to drop a player of Myers or Browns level, but no one in my league trades.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So you wanna stash more injured players? Forget them…

      • Travis says:
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        @Grey: only stash ones near return. I’m a bit of a stash-aholic since no one trades, it’s the only way to possibly get good players when cut.

        Peavy/Beachy over Cobb or ogando then? It stay fast?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Peavy over Cobb

          • Travis says:
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            @Grey: one guy in my league sometimes trades. He’s deep at 1b, which I need–he has Votto, Daniel Murphy, and Allen Craig. He needs HR… Think I could get any of those for a Dom Brown or Wil Myers. Doubt anyone will bite on Braun?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Try Brown for Craig

              • Travis says:
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                @Grey: who you think is better ROS, Brown or Myers, incase he counters or what not?

                Thanks!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Brown

  52. PistolPete says:
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    In a 10-team 5 player keeper I’m trying to offload some hitters for draft picks or pitching.. What would you want for Machado man? Is a 1st rd pick straight up enough? He’s on the fringe right now for keepers.. Right now I’m thinking Votto, Harper, Stanton, Goldy, and Scherzer or Seager for keepers.. Ideally I’d be moving an extra OF like Choo or Gordon, since if I move Machado that leaves me only with Aram at 3B.
    Thanks guys!
    ..shallow leagues suck..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take a 1st rounder…

  53. letsgobravos says:
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    Happy 4th Grey! Is it time to start shopping Shelby Miller? Any pitching names that would be on the top of your list as targets? I’m looking over the players in my league and the one that jumped out was Jordan ZImmerman. He’s been solid this year and isn’t the kind of big name that people have trouble parting with. The same guy also has Kemp. He’s hurting at 3rd base with Panda. I have Longo and Pedro Alvarez. I also have Dominic Brown, would you consider him a sell high at this stage? I have Greinke too so I could try and work him into a trade also. Any thoughts on what would be a good offer for J Zim and Kemp? He also has Matt Moore and Cingrani, but not sure either of those are great options. His only good pitcher other than Zimm is Bum and I seriously doubt he’d let him go. Of his bats, only other I might want would be Choo as I’m pretty set with my infield. TIA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d sell Miller and Brown… I’d take Zimmermann, sure…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: So you’d offer Miller + Brown for Zimm? What do you think about Miller, Brown Greinke for JZimm and Kemp?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d do the Kemp deal

          • letsgobravos says:
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            @Grey:

            Miller, Brown, Greinke for JZimm and Kemp was rejected. Would you do Miller and Brown for Zimm?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s fair, no great deal but depends on needs…

              • letsgobravos says:
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                @Grey: My OF is crowded (we start 3 + 1 util) with J Up, Jennings, L. Martin, Adam Dunn, and Braun coming back soon from the DL. More than that, I guess I’d like to get something back for Miller before he runs out of innings. FWIW, my team has been in first place since the first week of May, but will likely relinquish it this week. Team hasn’t been great the last few weeks so a shakeup now might be a good idea. I offered Brown + Miller, no reply yet.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That sucks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh and happy 4th!

  54. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    I need basically the best replacement for Gordon while I wait his small injury out on the bench. So it’s basically for the next few games, up to maybe a week, I am dominating RBI’s this week but it’s close in the runs category. I went for Ichiro over Brantley, Good move? I still have one more possible move for this week so I could always go get Brantley…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would’ve went Brantley

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist:

      lots of home games for ichiro this week ,
      and he’s batting near the top of the order .

      • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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        @costaricanchata: Thanks. Also, Kenley Janson @ San Fran or Raf Soriano hosting the Padres for my RP? Cashner is pitching for Padres and has been limiting damage well and the Dodgers are hot and Ryu is pitching.

  55. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Or I could take the gamble and add Ike Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, gamble for a few days…

  56. Jon says:
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    Which RP would you add? 5×5 stats, saves would be a plus but not necessary

    Tazawa, Gregerson, Thayer, McGee, Blake Parker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  57. Josh says:
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    Calling players like Arcia a “Pony” gave me a good excuse to listen to some Ginuwine. So thanks for that Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… No problem!

  58. Mikey says:
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    Would you trade Homer Bailey for Kemp? I play in a NL only H2H Weekly Points Based League.

    Hitting: TB, BA, R, RBI, SB-CS, BB
    Pitching: W, L, K’s, ERA

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

      • Mikey says:
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        @Grey: Thanks…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  59. The Waffle Mafia says:
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    I’m in one of those Yahoo leagues where Rendon is available. 14 team H2H redraft with everyone grabbing all the pitching they can.

    Basically, drop Arenado or Rutledge for Rendon? Have Tulo on the DL and Dozier filling in at SS for Rut/Tulo for the time being.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge

  60. Mikey says:
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    I’ve got one for the AL….same league scoring system.

    Would you trade Sale + Doolittle + Carter for Hamilton + Colon? I have enough pitching but not sure if Sale is too much for the head case.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  61. Brent says:
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    I made a trade where I send my Hunter Pence and Iwakuma and I get his Jay Bruce and Jayson Werth. I know at first glance the Pence side looks better but I really don’t see Pence stealing 30 bases this year or hitting 30 HR and I do have pitching depth (Bumgarner, Kuroda, Shelby Miller, Alfredo Jettucini, Porcello, Cingrani & I have Carlos Martinez and Michael Pineda stashed away. I’m in desperate need of offense and an extra bat in my lineup. I figure Bruce out homers Pence and if Werth stays healthy I could have a solid 4th or UTL spot. Hopefully I didn’t just make the worst of my 7 trades this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bruce side if you needed a bat, looks relatively fair….

  62. Kevin says:
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    Send Kipnis + _______ for Cano?

    Stanton/Marte/Ellsbury/Choo/Holliday/Leonys are my OFs

    Stanton? 10 team redraft, thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys… No one else…

  63. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Apropos to nothing, I give you a South Korean gymnast throwing out the first pitch of a game:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVeo6QMcbW4#at=34

    And before you say it, I already know: your mind spun around about as fast as she did with all the good things that could come from that kind of flexibility.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asians really have a knack for weird-sexy…

    • Birdog says:
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      @Sky: loved it. Especially if you imagine (with your dirty mind) what the Korean commentators might actually be saying after the pitch.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Ha!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Sky: all women will be a disappointment after that….I wonder if I can get a job scouting in Korea!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Well given the lack of ability to scout major talent from there so far – remember Hee-Seop Choi? – I think they could use some help. Send your resume…STAT

  64. Jason says:
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    Drop Frazier for Ross (U spot)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  65. malamoney says:
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    Arenado or Lawrie ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  66. Fenway Fungus says:
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    Samardz rocked again. Droppable in a 10 man league? I hate owning this guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not droppable

  67. hunter2 says:
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    Trade Leonys Martin for Tehran?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you need pitching

  68. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    I’d like to thank Samardzjia for personally murdering what was a 0.86 WHIP for the week. 14 base runners in 6 innings? Brutal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  69. danny almonte says:
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    Do you like Brian Roberts at all when healthy? I’m rolling with Rendon at 2B andadded Roberts a week ago just in case there was something there. Ill need to make a drop for Burnett and prob will drop Roberts. Could drop LoMo…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Roberts if you have Rendon

  70. Fenway Fungus says:
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    How good will Eaton be….who might you compare him to? Does he get called up in a few days? Will he be good right away? Please read the future!

  71. Brendan says:
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    In regards with the Michael Brantley glossary term. I don’t know a cool, sexy name but it seems to me to be your kind of “drunk bootycall” player who you’ll always love to call up when you’re hammered and just see that fine a$$ but in the morning you realize she wasn’t really was all that. But it’s a vicious cycle. Now just need to make that into a better glossary term! Sold Kipnis and almost sold Kemp for dirt! Figuratively but I probably would of taken a jar of dirt a week ago. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nXSX3s976s . But luckily for Kemp and I coors really does solve all our problems. Him lack of homers and myself lack of confidence to talk to girls. But I digress! Please thank you moostache as always for a great read!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I think we’re gonna go with Bungee Chump…

      • Brendan says:
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        @Grey: hahaha I like that.

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Grey: Oh, that one’s good.

  72. Fish says:
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    Yahoo Std + OPS + Hits…ROS David Ortiz or Starling Marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte, depends on needs…

  73. CJ says:
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    Quick question. First I love this site…..Now my question ROS, better close Mujica or Romo….Thanks a bunch. League I am in- 5 points a save, .2 point an out. 1 point a k, 10 point a win.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Romo…But it’s a toss up…

  74. SteveNZ says:
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    Juan Francisco, baby. Who’s with me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am, thank you!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Of course my opponent us the guy I traded Franklin and Dom Brown to…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was gonna ask if you had Franklin… Oops…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: He has Cruz too.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Of course he does…

  75. Chris says:
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    simmons or miller ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  76. Kemp's the man says:
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    Got an offer: my Hosmer and Shelby Miller for his Kemp. Low enough?
    It’s a Grey area for me, what do you think? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kemp there

  77. Jail says:
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    Ay Gray,

    Could you gimme a top 3 from this pool of FA’s?

    Cole, Porcello, Kluber, Kennedy, Hellickson, Gallardo.

    Having trouble with WHIP and ERA and total K’s especially.

    Many thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, Porcello, Cole, these guys aren’t going to help you, you need to work streamers…

  78. Troy says:
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    Trades my Harvey for matt Holliday and Andrew cashner how did I do? And good stuff as usual grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would’ve wanted better…

      • Troy says:
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        @Troy: @Grey: yea I would of likes more but in a head to head league with smart gms it’s hard because they dunno if he will finish season. I could of tried to keep him but needed offense in a bad way anyway Ty for the timely response

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  79. AJ says:
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    Juan Francisco or Ike Davis ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Francisco

  80. Long Bawls says:
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    Johnny Hellweg, listed at 6’9″, starting for the Brewers. Think he goes nuts when they call him “The Angry Inch”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  81. Birdog says:
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    Grey, thanks for telling me to sit Cashner. I appreciate the time you spend answering questions. Where’s Brooke today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Not sure…

  82. The Marte Partay says:
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    How do we feel about streaming Joe Kelly vs. the Marlins tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a decent start, what does SON say?

  83. Q says:
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    I have tons of pitching depth.

    My weakest starter is Altuve. It’s a points league, and he never seems to score or drive anyone in.

    I offered Matt Garza for Aaron Hill. Counter came back Minor for Hill. Would you trade Minor for Hill?

    Other pitchers are C Lee, Darvish, J Zimm, M Moore, H Bailey, Grienke, Dickey, Garza.

    Can I take the hit losing Minor to upgrade to Hill?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair… Looks like you can lose Minor, don’t see how Hill’s that much better than Altuve though…

  84. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    1.now we see porcello and milone look good. I guess Dropping fausto carmona after monday for porcello is a good idea?
    damn following the numbers (how much better quentin’s road OPS is than arcia anywhere) had me bench arcia for quentin. I could be hitting .354 for week and winning hits by 7 (instead of 3), total bases by 9 instead of 4 with rutledge yesterday and arcia today vs aramis/quentin.
    2. a.j. ellis better than avila/grandal? he just dropped.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Nope

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: a.j. ellis does get better counting stats than other shitty catchers like ruiz/grandal/zunino. He has no upside and seems to get more days off than those guys, though, and avila could hit homers and is also in great lineup. It’s definitely between avila/ellis though as i am tired of seeing 3 groundouts a day from zunino.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: quentin just made up for it. unless arcia homers off janssen.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: damn, but for the bases/hits/avg, at almost the same time leonys triples against me. I probably should have kept arcia/martin rather than arcia/quentin, or all 3 and not had the open spot that became wallace.

  85. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    damn, cliff lee implosion!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn!

    • Birdog says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: he was great through 6, and the 6th was a quick inning with very few pitches. But he got lit up in the 7th pretty hard.

  86. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i actually need upton do f’up my cliff lee here. i’m killing in the league with lee, but need any offense at all in the league with upton.

  87. Morgan says:
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    Drop Lind for Davis??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Morgan says:
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        @Grey: what about dropping mark Reynolds for Davis?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it

  88. fitz says:
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    Do you like the idea of trading VMart, Ryan Howard and Greinke for Posey and J. Zimmerman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  89. Q says:
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    I am trying to win this year and willing to mortgage my future a bit, but don’t want to completely screw myself.

    Trade 1

    I give J Zimm ($5) and Dickey ($5).

    I get Wainwright ($29)

    Trade 2:

    I give Segura ($3) and G Cole ($0)

    I get Harvey ($25) and Starlin Castro ($5).

    Would you make either of these deals? Both of them help me this year, but do they hurt me too much next year and beyond? Don’t know that I would keep Harvey or Wainwright–but frankly, pitchers get hurt so much I really shouldn’t keep most of them anyway, right?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t do either

  90. goodfold2 says:
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    i have rivera, opponents has johnson. my whole week might come down to saves. we are tied at 2 each. YEAH fair bunt. If Johnson gets a loss here i will likely win at least win 5 pitching cats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  91. Q says:
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    I appreciate you keeping me from rosterbating in anticipation of playoffs….b/c we know that leads to anorgasmia.

    Last question, kind sir. Please choose one to sit next week.

    Darvish @ BAL
    Cliff Lee v Wash
    J Zimm @ Phi
    H Bailey @ MIL, @ATL
    Garza @CHW, v StL
    Greinke v Col, @ AZ.

    Thanks Grey–have a great weekend!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Q: probably greinke the way he’s been doing, or darvish, for having a bad situation there.

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Q: Greinke. 2 starts against so-so offense, but until he’s proven himself…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke… You too!

  92. mike says:
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    In an NL 4×4
    What are feelings about taking Juan Francisco and dropping either
    Jason Kubel or Martin Prado?
    My season is almost shot and starting to think about next year.
    Losing Prado and would not keep Kubel.
    Hard to believe how bad they both are doing.
    Both won me money last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, lose Kubel

  93. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    A little late to ask this question, but did I do something stupid?

    I needed an OF and I dealt Jose Reyes for Justin Upton. I already had Segura and Asdrubel Cabrera at SS.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Mike: I sort of like that trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

  94. goodfold2 says:
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    really hope nobody decides to pickup porcello before like mon at 4:00 am when i get pickups back. Milone just threw a 8 inning 2 hitter. Glad i only benched him. Road game too. These guys just decide to take off 3 games each, but still go out there and pitch? They came back now.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: milone did not look good in the 9th, but through 8,best start of the day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  95. pooonhunter says:
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    which side wins?

    Receive Andrew McCutchen, Pit OF from BB to Bench
    Receive Matt Kemp, LAD OF from BB to Bench

    Send Domonic Brown, Phi OF from OF to BB
    Send Jason Heyward, Atl OF from Bench to BB
    Send Anthony Rendon, Wsh 3B from Bench to BB

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @pooonhunter: Arguments to be made both ways, but I’d want Cutch/Kemp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  96. Long Bawls says:
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    I’ve got Burnett coming off the DL and have the first world (well, nerd world) problem of wondering who from a pretty solid team I should drop: Benoit/Greinke/Moore or, among hitters:
    Ike Davis/Gardner/Pujols(!). Kinda think Greinke goes unless Matt Moore walks 9 guys tomorrow, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  97. Steve Stevenson says:
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    O’Day or Hunter as the speculative pickup in BAL? Worth a waiver claim (5 of 14)?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: jim johnson didn’t lose job when he was really terrible for like 2 weeks straight, one blown with loss here probably won’t lose him the job. even so hunter has been the 8th inning guy lately, so if you’re doing it, he’s the dude. That’s a pretty high waiver claim for this though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      O’Day

  98. goodfold2 says:
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    why did wilhelmsen not get the save perez did get today. Kaiser didn’t play yesterday. Not good as i just dropped Ollie in 2 leagues, and own Wilhelmsen in one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Probably heavy lefty lineup but not sure

  99. SteveNZ says:
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    *Sob* Forgot to check a couple of lineups so didn’t get the Hellickson and Porcello starts *sob*

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: i would’ve been scared to put in porcello if i hadn’t dropped him. I hope to get him back in around 54 hours or so. I did bench the milone start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doh

  100. Bryan says:
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    Thoughts on this trade…. Total points league. Which side wins and why?

    Send Madison Bumgarner, SF SP from SP to WET
    Send Carlos Gonzalez, Col OF from OF to WET
    Send Ryan Zimmerman, Wsh 3B from Bench to WET
    Receive Matt Harvey, NYM SP from WET to Bench
    Receive Evan Longoria, TB 3B from WET to Bench
    Receive Yasiel Puig, LAD OF from WET to Bench
    Receive Domonic Brown, Phi OF from WET to Bench

    Thanks in advance!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey

  101. LongoTulo says:
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    friends…Wheeler, Cashner, or Nova? 12 team h2h. Thanks! Happy 4th, u freaks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner… You too!

  102. skip says:
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    would you give up fielder, jose fernandez, and swisher to get kemp, headley, and latos? would love some feedback.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  103. OaktownSteve says:
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    Can we get Giancarlo to do some functional hitting?

    How strange is it going to be if Ike Davis tears it up again second half? How can a guy be that bad and then that good like that?

    Another note on Straily from the radio broadcast. He’s generally thrown two seam fastballs but he didn’t have a feel for it yesterday so he went with a lot of four seam stuff. Most he’s ever used it, he said. It looked good last night. Hoping some evolution in his pitch mix will take his game up a notch.

    Balfour 40 consecutive saves. Ties him with Eck for the A’s team record.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have the A’s ever had a bad closer? I feel like whichever way they go in the ninth it works… Interesting on Straily…will be a good test for him in his next start…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Re: Bad closer. Brian Fuentes.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, yes… You are correct, sir…

  104. Fungazi says:
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    Kemp down. Anyone buy him low?

    • smegma says:
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      @Fungazi: for Grey and everyone who bought him low I hope he isn’t banged up too bad sounds like he injured the same shoulder he had surgery on during a swing and miss. Glad the Kemp owner in my league shot down my offer.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @smegma: Yeah, I didn’t. Was trying to, but now sort of glad it didn’t go through.. for now.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yikes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What happened?

      • Grey's Goatee says:
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        @Grey:

        Re-injured the shoulder he had surgery on on (stutterer!) a swing…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oops

  105. SteveNZ says:
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    Crawford hitting for Kemp. What’s that about?

  106. costaricanchata says:
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    fielder is going to get 125 – 135 rbi this year .
    got a plan for replacing the 60 -70 that you will be foregoing the ros ?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      oops .
      comment was meant for skip .
      scroll up .

  107. SteveNZ says:
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    Del Young v Hudson or Robot v E-Jax tomorrow? The Tron likes Robot…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robot

  108. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Looking to upgrade SP, give up Fielder/Lester to get Butler/Harvey? The other guy has Lee too, should I ask for him instead of Harvey?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it

  109. goodfold2 says:
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    skaggs having his first good start since the first one months ago that one day game when texas was too tired to show up for the game after playing like 15 innings the night before. good job cain, now my opponent’s gonna only win 1 category at most. hehehehh!!!!!!!!!!!

  110. costaricanchata says:
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    goldy’s double was completely catch-able .
    colvin not doing any favors for his team or yours .

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @costaricanchata: is for mine if they didn’t rule it an error, as a goldy owner. For some reason Colvin can’t hit anymore either. Except for like his first day or 2 back up.

  111. charlie hustler says:
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    I just got offered, straight up, Lawrie for Middlebrooks. Deep AL-only keeper. I have WMB.

    Now, I realize that Lawrie probably has the clearer path to immediate playing time, but the stats aren’t that dissimilar. WMB also has elite talent (Bogaerts) in his rear-view mirror.

    I immediately turned it down, which may not have been wise, but I imagine it’s still available. Does anyone think that getting Lawrie for WMB has either poor short-term or long-term ramifications?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Lawrie

  112. DeafMix3 says:
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    Draft league (w/ 3 keepers but I have Cabrera, McCutchen and Chris Davis, so it’s moot): trade Brandon Phillips for Anibel Sanchez, straight-up? Nick Franklin on my BN, been filling in for Everth, who’s off DL now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it…

  113. AJ says:
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    What do you think about offering up Reyes and Cole for a Cano..too little, too much, or just right?

    • Grey's Goatee says:
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      @AJ:

      Cole will likely be demoted soon. No way that person should accept. But it’s worth a shot.

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey’s Goatee: what about Reyes and Adam Jones or Liriano…..have Braun and Eaton on DL..needs to make room soon than I could turn around and pick up Brad Miller to play SS and drop Rickie Weeks that guy I tell ya he needs to lose his job on order to play good it seems……..

        • Grey's Goatee says:
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          @AJ:

          I’d offer Reyes and Liriano for Cano or just Adam Jones for Cano straight up. Maybe Grey would disagree.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What happened with Cole?

          • smegma says:
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            @Grey: latest news was he is staying in the rotation when Burnett comes back Sunday. Gomez moving to the rotation.

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey’s Goatee: FWIW Pirates confirmed Cole will not be demoted upon Burnett’s return. However, they have admitted they will not shy away from sending him down if needed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds about right

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: yea saw that too..ehh maybe ill just hold and give Weeks a little more time ..but he sure is pissing me off lol

        • Grey's Goatee says:
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          @AJ:

          My bad. Ignore everything I said. The stache is always right.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: i’m guessing still goes down when wandy returns though.

  114. 123 kid says:
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    Who do you like better for ROS: Peavy or Maholm?? Worth it to drop Maholm to stash Peavy? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy

  115. anthony says:
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    Still buying Matt Glass I mean Kemp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not until I hear more on his injury…

  116. Dave the Barber says:
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    Someone offered me Ryu for Nick Franklin? Jump on that right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Dave the Barber says:
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        @Grey: These people should just pay me now and let me redistribute my players to the FA pool.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  117. danny almonte says:
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    Do you like Matt Cain as a buy low target? I offered Fister and G.Cole for him, fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, don’t think Fister is that much worse than Cain

  118. goodfold2 says:
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    if i’m already benching eovalid against STL, is Skaggs better? I’m guessing not yet, as this is Skagg’s first good looking start in a while.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  119. Jurickselton Primmons says:
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    6X6 OPS league

    Drop Lind, LaRoche or Markakis for Cody Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  120. nyydj2 says:
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    I think the players chumpness is already pretty much established if he is constantly picked up and dropped. This seems to be more of an affliction of the fantasy baseballers’ themselves, not so much with pitchers cuz they are already are streamers, it’s like…….

    Bat Scratch Fever

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad, I like bungee chump better…

  121. smegma says:
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    Drop Wheeler for Ike Davis? Wheeler was better tonight, but didn’t blow away the brewers. I have a rotating door at my UT spot with Fowler, Crisp and Aramis on my team with the healthy one starting and the other two riding the bench. I could pick up Davis to see if he stays hot or should I just stash Erasmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, grab Davis…

  122. T Moore says:
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    Mr Gray: Finally Perez saves one… Was it worth it???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It wasn’t terrible…

  123. OaktownSteve says:
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    One thing that has kind of snuck up on me is the Padres offense. You can’t really stream against them right now. They were 10th in all of baseball in runs scored in June. They roughed up Gio tonight. They’ve been putting up runs and hanging some whip on guys.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @OaktownSteve: really, as they had 7 guys on base in 6.66 innings against Gio, and scored 3 on him, with the last of those homered in when Gio was yanked after allowing a single and got 2 outs in the 7th. Quentin homered off Stammen. The only good offensive thing any Padre did against Gio was make me think of readding Headley (double/homer).

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: maybe your streamers get better whip’s than 1.05. He really only allowed 2 runs of his own, in 6.66 innings, so a 2.70. I’d love to have me some stream action like that.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @goodfold2:

        Gio has been pitching pretty well though and they put 8 hits on him. 1.35 WHIP and pitch count up so he had to turn it over in the 7th. I’m not saying they are the Tigers. But they aren’t in that lower tier where you automatically stream against them.

        Also, I think I heard yesterday that the Marlins had the second best record in the NL in June. Can that be right?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @OaktownSteve: i heard that about marlins too. it’s how cishek went from damn near being dropped (even when he was still starting closer) to actually being pretty useful. Actually in my 10 teamer, for a while both veras and cishek were on waivers. I think it was right around very early may or so. I already have/had league/jansen/janssen/rivera/valverde/benoit back at that point so didn’t really need those 2. You’re right i must’ve missed counting one 2 baserunner inning to come up with the 7 from the play by play i was reading, SD is def not in like Mets or Fla stream territory. Or Col right now on the road. They’re making even Skaggs look good. Everybody else beat him up pretty good, except for his first start.

    • T Moore says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Steveo: Sary 9th in KC… I just knew Cain was going to hit a tater… I was wrong of course…

      I missed not getting the A’s games on my trip… I really am excited by this club… Melvin is almost as good as RazzBall …

      Though tonight I thought he made one of his few mistakes allowing MIlone to go that extra batter in the ninth…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @T Moore:

        Melvin wanted Tommy to finish. It’s important to get these young guys to go deep in the game. Give them a finishers mentality. All’s well that ends well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reminds me of how they were in August or September of last year… They do go on these random runs…

  124. TheShakeSteakBakerRapist says:
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    When does the player profile for Your ’89 Hyundai go up?

    Him or Chad Qualls ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take the Hyundai there

  125. Rick says:
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    Should I drop Michael Young for Ike Davis or Kendrys Morales?? Who do you like better? Have plenty of depth at the positions that Young covers with EVerCab returning today and Tulo hopefully returning within the next month.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  126. john says:
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    ROS moreland or headley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  127. J.T. says:
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    Drop T. Frazier for Juan Francisco??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  128. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Getting frustrated with Wheeler, dude is a WHIP killer…16 team, h2h…we only keep 5 and I wouldn’t keep him. Santiago, Quintana, and Kendrick are available. Drop him for any of those or hold? Just a note…have Beachy stashed on DL and Carlos Martinez in NA slot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  129. Psychedelic says:
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    So much for buying kemp, out with a shoulder injury tonight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  130. Chicken Dinner says:
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    bELT OR mORSE ros?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Also, Shelby for Eaton?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Shelby

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  131. Jason says:
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    Thoughts on longo/grienke for beltre/anibel ?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Jason: you got one healthy guy in there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre

  132. Chris says:
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    jeter or beachy better dl stash?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Chris: depends what you need later

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeter

  133. trollemon says:
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    Ike Davis worth the Bossman Junior drop? Maybe Cashner instead?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @trollemon: Cash

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BJ

  134. Dan says:
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    I woke up and when I got to your sell section, I had 2 players on it: Greinke and Kipnis. I am dominating in batting with a 9 or 10 in every batting category (10 team 8×8 including XBH, OBP, OPS, QS, K/BB, K/9) and I have Franklin to slide in at 2B/SS so Kipnis is definitely expendable. Greinke is also expendable because my starting pitching is also stacked and he is my #5 starter.

    When I look at my roster, I don’t see many weaknesses. Even when I swap Franklin for Kipnis, I don’t have a single player in my lineup that I don’t want to start on a daily basis.

    What kind of trade would you make involving Kipnis and Greinke? Package them together or sell them separately? What players should I be looking to acquire. I am in first place by a lot.

    C: McCann
    1B: Au Shizz
    2B: Cano
    3B: Zim
    SS: Asdrubal
    1B/3B: Hosmer
    2B/SS Kipnis
    OF: Cutch
    OF: Heyward
    OF: Ajax
    OF: Puig
    Util: Hamilton

    Bench: Franklin
    Bench: Lind

    SP: Felix, J-Z, Bumgarner, Latos, Greinke, Hellickson
    RP: Reed, Perkins, Parnell, Perez

    • Dan says:
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      @Dan: What do you think of a Kipnis/Greinke for Yu deal?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d take Yu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need anything…

  135. ty says:
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    Hilarious write up Grey…

    I was just offered Verlander and A. Craig for Goldy, Hosmer and Crawford. I have to get rid of some OF’s I have Stanton, D. Brown, L-mart, Reddick and C. Gomez. My SP’s are Lee, Minor, Sale, Garza, Colon and Cole. I’m thinking Verlander is about to turn it around but I have a serious man crush on Goldy..Thnx

    • ty says:
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      @ty:
      I’m tied for 1st in my league…categories.. BA 4th, HR 2nd, RBI 2nd, R’s 1st, SB’s 1st. K’s 4th, ERA 9th, WHIP 2nd, W’s 8th, S’s 8th. If I hold on the above deal what kind of OF package can I offer someone for a frontline SP.
      My other players…
      Miggy
      Utley
      C. Santana
      Zob
      Castro
      Rendon
      RP’s KJ , Balfour and Benoit

    • fitz says:
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      @ty: I wouldn’t do that deal. You could get Kershaw back for Goldy and not have to pray for Verlander to bounce back to form. Goldy is too valuable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Not good

      • ty says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for talking me off of the ledge fellas

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  136. John says:
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    If Nolasco goes to LAD, I figure most of his stats stay the same except for Wins (if SF get him I don’t know if that changes so much). SON ROS has him projected for 5 wins and ranks as the 62 best SP. How do both of these number change with a move to LA? If the trade happens, do you take him over any of the following pitchers SON rank in parenthesis: Lackey (89), Kennedy (29!), Garza (18!), Jackson (39), Haren (52)?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @John: over Lackey, Jackson, Haren. he is about the same as Kennedy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they become more attractive as Dodgers… Over Kennedy, Haren and Jackson

  137. Yo says:
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    Got offered Elvis Andrus for Mark Trumbo in my keeper league. Do it? I have Aybar at SS this year. Also, would you take Shelby Miller for Trumbo in the same league?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Yo: No on Andrus and Miller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold…Hold

  138. Yo says:
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    Also, I have Delmon Young, Brantley, Rajai Davis filling in for injured guys like Fowler, Gyorko, and Braun. Drop them/one of them for Ross and Byrd, or hold?

    Another Q: Drop Eovaldi or Erasmo for Delgado or Chacin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross over Davis if you don’t need steals

  139. liz says:
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    hello.

    who would u rather hav?

    kipnis or segura? and whats ur ros proj for each?

    thank you!

  140. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: h2h standard redraft

    OF Justin Upton
    OF Joey Bautista
    OF Adam Jones
    UTIL
    UTIL
    Ike Davis ? Nick Markakis ? Torii Hunter ? Juan Francisco ? Which 2 ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Hunter

  141. Russ says:
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    GREY HELP!!!

    I have a very serious need for SBs, I am currently in 5th, but battling for second. I have Grey’s Boy Toy Rutledge on my roster still and I overly stacked with OFers.

    I get DJ Lehmaieu
    He gets Marcell Ozuna

    Let me know thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DJ’s fine there

      • Russ says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  142. Tony says:
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    Grey- who do you like more ROS: Hanley or Reyes?

    Both have short stop elig thru YAHOO!, gonna make some trade offers and a guy owns both….

    • Russ says:
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      @Tony: Dude don’t mess with it, Hanley will be a top player for the rest of season as the Dodgers battle it out. I am still suspect with Reyes’ injury. He won’t be running.

      • Tony says:
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        @Russ: i dont own either, i’m gonna go after 1….. pick 1. haha

        • Tony says:
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          i offered prince/shelby for hanley/mccutchen…… might as well try

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, I hear ya

        • Russ says:
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          @Tony: get hanley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes

  143. costaricanchata says:
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    disparage , if you wish , yahoo ,
    but neither espn nor cbs knows that zoilo almonte
    is a switch hitter that throws right-handed .

    btw …. vz the orioles (tillman) , the yankees line-up features
    6 left-handed hitters at the top of the order .

    • Tony says:
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      @costaricanchata: he’s given up more HR’s to leftys but they hit him for a lower avg….. im sitting him. Yankees line up doesn’t really scare me as much as the park. And those lefties and that right field wall.

  144. Savoy Special says:
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    – it looks like Brad Miller will be hitting leadoff for the Mariners. Miller > Alcides Escobar?

    Miller has the prospect pedigree, walks a ton, has speed/power, and according to scouts, is just as good as Nick Franklin.

    –Also, Phil Hughes, Charlie Morton, Dan Straily, Aaron Harang, Andrew Cashner ROS? (K/9 is a stat in my league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller… Cashner

      • Savoy Special says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  145. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Grey, is Matt cain droppable? This is getting ridiculous. How do you toss 8 great innings at effing COORS Field and then have the worst start of your life at home against the weak shiz dodgers? I hate him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: dodger’s haven’t been weak shizz for a little bit here. the mark ellis/gordon other bums play less and less now with hanram/puig and kemp back.

  146. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey!!! Should I bench Rios today and start Peralta over him?? Rios is going against Moore TB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  147. Chillbrobaggins says:
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    Moreland or Ike??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  148. B says:
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    In an outfield with kemp, Heyward, marte and werth who do you like ROS as the 5th outfider: Reddick, Arcia or LoMo?

    Please and thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  149. B says:
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    Oh and also for the future who do you like at 1B: Matt Adams, Jonathan Singleton or Ike Ike Baby?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  150. TJ says:
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    What do you think about streaming Villanueva for Sunday against the Pirates? ESPN says things headed south for Villanueva whereas Yahoo says he should be owned in most mixed leagues. I’M LOST!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t go near him

      • TJ says:
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        @Grey: What you think about Gaudin’s return from the DL? I’ve gotta stream someone tomorrow.. Should be a tough matchup going against the Dodgers who are hot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t touch him

  151. costaricanchata says:
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    alex gordon is playing today .
    not such a head-case after-all .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  152. costaricanchata says:
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    davis …. mvp

  153. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    with Skaggs strong performance I see the questions rolling in again about him. I have chosen to stay off that train. He looked good against the Rangers in his first game this year then got shelled two games in a row and immediately sent back down. I know Colorado is a little pukey on the road and Tulo is not there, so my question is, is Skaggs any better than a 7th starter?

    what about wheeler, I see him in the same boat as Skaggs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not better yet, no… I wouldn’t go near Wheeler at this point either

  154. danny almonte says:
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    Jhonny peralta or Rendon ROS?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @danny almonte: peralta, rendon might get bumped out at some point or have to split time

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: isn’t there still question marks on Rendon when Epinosa returns?

        • Whiskey Diet says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: I think we know Peralta’s ceiling, while Rendon’s has potential to be higher.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Whiskey Diet: obviously, but that’s not even a question, my point is the Espinosa factor

            • Whiskey Diet says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: Espinosa hasn’t been ownable all year. Rendon is hitting now. Until Espinosa actually comes back and bumps Rendon, we have to assume he won’t.

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Whiskey Diet: really and is Chris Davis hitting well and Josh Hamilton a disapointment, again, not my question

                • Whiskey Diet says:
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                  @Jack Full of Hate: You say ‘when Espinosa returns’ like that’s a sure thing. It’s not. That’s my point. This ‘Espinosa Factor’ you’ve created, doesn’t exist yet.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Espinosa is batting .152 in Triple-A… He needs to be shut down so he can actually heal…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: see, thats what I’m looking for. I know in real baseball, teams have that contract pride and watching how the Nationals pissed away the chance to win it all last year by bad front office decisions I have to be weary of the moves they make….shut the f**k up Whiskey Diet

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: apparently when baseball players try to play through injuries as if they are hockey players, it doesn’t work, at least when it comes to hand/wrist injuries. Man people are stupid. What does Espinosa think his hitting will just get better if he plays injured long enough? That there’s a learning curve to hitting well while your wrist barely works?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, never understood it…

  155. Ty Slobb says:
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    In a 12 Team h2h league… only start 9 offensive spots.

    C. Santana – Rizzo – Kinsler – Longoria – Rollins – Bruce – Jones – De Aza – Frazier… Bench: Leonys, Lawrie

    Do I add Reddick (for Wheeler, Cecil) to fill that 3rd OF/UTIL or are you comfortable with De Aza Leonys going forward?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d comfortable with what you have right now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was just looking up vape spots in Vegas, you don’t know any do you?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I can find out, I’ll text the hommie vape master

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! Going for a few days over All-Star break with Cougs…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: nice, i’ll try to get some insider info between now and then. Vegas in the middle of July? are we trying to reach a goal weight?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA! Yeah, don’t plan on going outside much… See what your friend says, if there’s any back alley, off the strip, no one else knows about places…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: and you are only looking for Vape with those parameters?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, figure I’ll have some time to kill during the day while Cougs is getting spa’d up and whatnot…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: vape maybe a food spot, go to the sports book and a little titty bar

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, all of that, for sure…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Not usually a burger person but that does look good… Especially that fried chicken thing…

    • Prezz says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: good looks, i actually just left Voltage and im at a little deli right now.. will check it out maybe stop by now.

  156. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Drop Wheeler, Cingrani, or Erasmo for Hellickson or hold?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

  157. AJ says:
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    What?? Luis Cruz in a Yankee uniform….looks weird but clean…damn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  158. Ty Slobb says:
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    Juan Francisco, LaRoche, Ike Davis, Moreland or Headley for UTIL spot in a standard 12-team ROTO league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  159. FrankGrimes says:
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    which two starter should I stream next week? (H2H weekly points 12 team)

    archer vsMin vsHou
    robHer vsMin vsHou
    Santiago vsCubs @Phi
    Tim vsMets(Harvey) @SD
    Delgado vsLAD vsMil
    Volquez vsCol vsSF
    Chatwood @SD @LAD
    Webster @Sea @Oak

    actually pick two streamers since phelps went to DL today I’ll dump his ass too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hernandez, Archer…Bunch of good options here, what does SON say?

      Grimey!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey: SON has Roberto highest but doesn’t go out far enough for second starts

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go with the two I said then… Grimey!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        play some craps while coug is away
        22 inside is a sweet system.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do love me some craps… What’s the general gist of that system?

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Grey:

            it loses .
            just like all systems .

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Grey:

            if ever there was a game that lends itself to “gut instincts”
            in search of statistical anomalies , craps is it .

            try a 30 – 1 high-lo shot
            or a 15 – 1 3 craps / yo

            and when it hits …. immediately say ‘parlay’
            and then pray/hope for the best .

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Aren’t those the so-called sucker bets?

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey: it doesn’t lose if you don’t get greedy ha!
            you’re basically placing bets on the 5,6,8and9 $22 total
            2 $5 bets $5 for $7 win on the 5 and 9
            2 $6 bets $6 for $7 win on the 6 and 8
            every time your number hits you can either “PRESS” (doubles the bet on the number) or take your winnings. The 7 coming up means you lose all bets.
            Basically your fate lies in how many numbers you want to try to hit before you turn your bets “OFF” take em down or a 7 shows up. Odds are the true odds of the dice. One hot roller could keep that mustache greased nicely!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice! Will try it…

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                @Grey:
                AuShizz!

                Good luck the dealers will get what your doing so don’t be shy when your turning off and on your bets. Just tip em good after you win. Try to stay away from shooters that look like jabronis. Higher stake tables bring more experienced players cust…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Au Shizz! Thanks! Yeah, higher stakes also make Grey’s money go bye-bye quick…

  160. AJ says:
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    This Brian Dozier guy keeps tempting me to pick him up but he does have sum competition with this DJ mixing sweet traks up here in mile high…who you like? Was holding out for the jedd knight Jerky but I’m hungry now!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I’d go Gyorko

  161. bshakes says:
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    H2H points…Belt or Ike, Arenado or Francisco, Grandal or Wilson Ramos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado… Francisco

  162. Bryan says:
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    What do u think of Ryan Zimmerman for Puig? Which side ?

    And also want thought on ZImmerman for Dominic BRown? WHo wins this trade?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmerman…Zimmerman

  163. letsgobravos says:
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    Hey grey, follow up from above. My Miller, D. Brown, Greinke for J Zimm + Kemp offer was rejected. Would you do Miller and Brown for Zimm?

  164. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, need to start two of the following. Who do you like?

    Chacin – @ sd, @ lad
    Teheran – @ Mia, vs cin
    Miller – vs hou
    Blanton – @ chc, @ sea
    Fausto – vs min, vs hou
    Archer – vs min, vs hou

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fausto, Chacin… What does SON say?

  165. Hondo says:
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    I offered just offered my Bruce for Harper.I’m actually hoping for a my Puig for Harper counter(yeah,I’m devious).

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do Puig, not Bruce

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        Cancelled and proposed Puig instead(who can’t keep this up,and Kemp should be OK after the All Star break,making Puig sit occasionally,now that Crawford’s back.)Offensive K’s are a stat in this 20 cat H2H league,that’s why I was kind of on the fence.Puig looks like a young Vlad,hitting anything anywhere.But with the small sample size I guess I’d rather eat Bruce’s cold streaks,which haven’t been that bad this year.

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  166. goodfold2 says:
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    rizzo got his first hit of the week today. Pretty sweet when you’re playing against him.

  167. Hondo says:
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    Just woke up from another chair nod.LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  168. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, Pujols/jz for votto/Samardzija?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto, it’s fair

  169. Big Magoo says:
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    Jeez, Leyland must plan on playing Miggy all nine in the all star game. No Beltre, Longo, or Donaldson, and they’re not even candidates for the fan vote…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m sure they’ll have a back up of some sort, no?

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Machado’s a reserve, but one of those other guys deserved a nod over someone like Zobrist, no? There are six outfielders and five other MIs, but only two true third basemen… And all five guys up for the fan vote are RPs and none of them are Balfour, Holland, or Reed. Maybe those guys supported some new tobacco tax?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, probably, but there’s always some worthy guys that don’t make it…

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Agreed, but Delabar and Scheppers are two of the five up for the final vote. He might just be giving Benoit a better shot of joining the team.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t get the all RP vote-in thing… Are they trying to get the fans less interested?

              • Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: I think the candidates are selected by the manager. The NL’s are Desmond, Freeman, A-Gon, Pence, and Puig. AL – Benoit, Delabar, Robertson, Scheppers, and Uehara. Bochy wants another position player, and Leyland wants a reliever, basically. I have no problem with Bochy’s selections, but Delabar and Scheppers as candidates over those other three that I mentioned? Crazy…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s silly, yeah…

  170. costaricanchata says:
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    mlbtv blacks-out the five 7 o’clock games .
    scumbags .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sucks…

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: yup it’s cuz freakin Fox has the rights to those time slots..same here with my MLB Xtra Innings booooo….same on Sundays but Espn has the rights on that day…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s pretty lame

    • Hondo says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      Dude,tell me I didn’t waste all that time telling you what to do.

      Wasting time advising others is Greys job!

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Hondo:

        you didn’t waste your time .

        • Hondo says:
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          @costaricanchata:
          Hey,I was just joking around.Plus I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to simultaneously praise/aggravate Grey.LOL

          Maybe I’m bipolar,I should have that checked out.

  171. AJ says:
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    Oh yea Mets have EYJ playing 2nd!…hopefully he gets enough games for the eligibility!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be awesome!

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: I know I’m hurting at 2nd with Weeks….EYJ would be killa!!

  172. Philsfan76 says:
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    Grey,

    Any opinion on my Phillies’ callup of Darin Ruf?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quad-A player with some power…No place to play if Howard stays healthy…

  173. TheNewGuy says:
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    Pick 2 of 3 of these 1B MOFOs:

    Lind, laRoche, Ike Davis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Lind

  174. Long Bawls says:
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    Look at Ike Davis going all small sample size with 1:3 K/BB since being called up! Though I think his SB from today is known as “statistical error.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  175. SteveNZ says:
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    If my effing H2H team is any indication, the Tron is having an effing terrible day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: 3/31, and that’s with Phillips and Votto AT HOME. Plus J-Up, Francisco doing nothing Perez, Robot…

        Seriously f***** off. With even halfway decent hitting I’d be winning easily.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn… No Goldy?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, had Goldy – he brightened the situation somewhat.

            Falling back into the arms of Lo-Mo and Brian Dozier today (by the time you read this).

            Braun might be back by the end of next week though…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, yeah… Be interesting to see what Braun gives when he returns…

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: What a fucking disaster. Lo-Mo and Dozier 1/8 combined, and sonavabenched by Lowrie who I could have used instead of Dozier.

                Of course he gets HRs from Franklin and Dom Brown – who I traded to him for Philips – who has done fuck-all.

                As for Justin Upton – I don’t even have words for him.

                The last two days when some decent hitting would have given me a chance, this bunch of shitheads has gone .121 and .194 with pathetic counting stats.

                Oh – and then Brett Cecil cost me my lead in ERA.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ouch… That sucks…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: I’m pretty mad.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Rightfully so…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Oh and he started Williams and Storen for their massive meltdowns this week and he STILL has an ERA of 2.89.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @SteveNZ: And that’s quite an offense you have there…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Thielbar, huh? Interesting… I might have to look at him… I need to correct my ratios, my offense is a powerhouse (so far)….

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Thielbar will probably be gone for my next streamer, but he’s been pretty good lately and apparently is a chance to play a more important role in the late innings…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He’s got video game numbers right now but it looks like he throws a 89 MPH fastball which could be a concern…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah, there are probably more reliable guys out there. Might have to go back to Cotts (who I see you have) – he got the ball in the 8th today with a one-run lead. Wonder if Scheppers is tiring a bit…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Cotts has been so good (outside of his appearance the time before) and Soria returning spells trouble for Scheppers either way…

  176. AJ says:
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    So my OF is stacked, have Jones, Puig, Beltran, Myers, Pence & Braun, Eaton on DL, will have to make room soon, SP Stras, Moore, Liriano, Garza, Cole, Latos, Sanchez and Erasmo, looking to unload 2 for sum speed..what you think about offering up Jones and Cole for Ellsbury, or someone else?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s too much, get cheaper speed…

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: yea true …I’m just trying to free up 2 OF spots for when my DL players return….and get sum value in return

  177. costaricanchata says:
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    carnac : “host an all-star game”
    question : what exactly do the mets need to do in order to put a good team on the field ?

  178. Chris says:
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    rank ros porcello, nova, straily doubront?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello, Doubront

  179. costaricanchata says:
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    j-up …. ticker tease .

  180. Dani says:
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    would you trade greinke for any of: Desmond, Segura, Mauer, Latos, Medlen, Minor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura, Latos, Desmond, Mauer…

  181. Hondo says:
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    Now that McGee finally provided a hold(this weeks H2H opponent doesn’t have any holds guys) I can punt him for someone to cover for Edmundo Franklin,since he looks a little banged up.

    Best crappy choices look to be Hechavarria,Izturis,Yunel,Simmons or Peralta(but don’t need anymore power this week).Or next.

    It’s like going to a Chinese restaurant and saying”I want an order of steaming turds,oops, I meant dumplings.” But actually,I need a short term SS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks again to the only man in the world who sleeps less than me.

  182. sange_da_man says:
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    Worth the effort here? Drop Lind, stash the DL-ed Lawrie (just in case he ever gets,… you know,…. good…), then pick up Logan Morrison for the interim……..or just wait for Lind to hit 8 HR’s in a month again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go for it…

  183. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Grey, question for you. What do you think you think of Dozier going forward? He has been nice since the beginning of June, and while I don’t expect that pace to keep up, he does seem to provide some decent cat juice. One thing that really intrigues me is his uptick in walks since the beginning of his hot streak…18:17 BB:K ratio since June 1st. Who would you rather have as bench bat/fill in ROS…him or Scutaro? 16 teams h2h, .OPS is added cat. Appreciate it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Him over Scutaro

  184. costaricanchata says:
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    **** 7 reasons why e-cab should have spent another week on rehab ****

    1) july 5th …. 0 – 5
    2) july 6th …. 0 – 5
    3) july 7th …. 0 – 3 (strasburg)
    4) july 8th …. 0 – 3 (chatwood)
    5) july 9th …. 3 -14 (chacin)
    6) july 10th …. 3 – 15 (de la rosa)
    7) july 11th …. 0 – 13 (bumgarner)

    cust kayin’ .

  185. Jason says:
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    Lind or Ike?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ike

  186. Hoosier Daddy says:
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    I’m in position to gain a lot of points in SB, RBI, and AVG in a keeper league, but need to drop one of the following when Braun comes off the DL. Who gets the axe?

    Aoki
    Jennings
    LaRoche
    Myers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche

  187. costaricanchata says:
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    OK , all you kluber-ites , here’s the deal :

    vs the detroit tigers , his career stats :
    1 -3 (4 gs) , 7.88 era , .352 baa , .175 whip

    what does this all add up to ? ===> definite start today !!
    who’s with me ?
    i’m looking at 8 k ‘s and a win .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        well , he did give up a 1st inning bomb to miggy ,
        but the tribe has answered in their half .
        we’ll see if klubs pitches well today with the lead .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Would figure he would pitch well since I dropped him…

    • royce! says:
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      @costaricanchata: I’m starting him…again, because I can’t move him out of the lineup in my weekly league. The week is tied 7-7 — he has all the offensive categories, and I all the pitching, so I’m going to need at least a decent start. Scary.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @royce!:

        4 k ‘s through 3 .
        don’t jinx him .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I dropped him, can’t jinx him from that…

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Grey:

            well ,
            it took kluber 22 pitches to get through the 6th inning (102 total) ,
            but he’s racked up 10 k ‘s !

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, took some watermelons to start him vs. the Tigers, but definitely a nice start

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                I had some but I Gallagher’d them before the start of the game and moved him back to the bench…DAH!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hope you were wearing a slicker…

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    I was…but nothing else…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Rawr!

              • costaricanchata says:
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                @Grey:
                just ran out to the store .
                what the heck happened to the 5 -1 lead ?
                they didn’t bring him back out for the 7th , did they ??

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                  @costaricanchata:

                  aw hell .
                  pestano .
                  of course , i had him going … in 3 leagues .
                  what is it that those kiwis say ? …. bloody hell !?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup

  188. The Marte Partay says:
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    What’s with Alcides sitting the last two days? Ugh, who do you like for a short-term MI pickup in a 16-teamer – Eliot Johnson, Eduardo Nunez, Hechavarria, Quintanilla. Also, Forsythe and Mercer will clear waivers in a few days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of them… Johnson

  189. EK says:
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    Pls rank for H2H pts (or agree with SON):

    Doubront @ SEA (17.6)
    Dempster @ SEA (16.4)
    Porcello vs CHW (10.3)
    Gee @ SF (7.8)
    Santiago vs CHC (3.8)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dempster, Porcello, Doubront

  190. Hondo says:
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    Last night when I thought Franklin might miss a day or 2 and I needed a temporary SS,you told me to get Simmons.Franklin is starting today though.My roster is tight,I can only have one SS,which would you keep?

    Franklin has had a stiff neck and fouled a ball off his knee last night,but I like him.

    • sange_da_man says:
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      @Hondo: @Hondo:
      I’m certainly no expert but I have Franklin and he has been great, even better than Castro for me this year, so I’d go Franklin….more pop, speed, top of line-up, just a better all around hitter….may even keep him in rd 12 for next season since SS is so weak……just my two cents….

    • Hondo says:
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      @Hondo:

      Well,since Franklin just homered in his first AB,I can handle it from here.LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin looks fine since he homered

  191. sange_da_man says:
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    ESPN h2h points keeper league

    Trade the slumping Alex Rios and DL stashed Lawrie for Wil Myers (15th round next season)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Myers in a keeper

  192. Dan says:
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    Would you trade kipnis and greinke for Harvey? If you wouldn’t do greinke and kipnis would you do hellickson and kipnis? I proposed the one with hellickson, but I am almost positive he’ll reject it

    I am solid at every position. My MI is Cano, Asdrubal, Kipnis with Franklin on the bench.

    My SP: Felix, J-Z, Bumgarner, Latos, Greinke, Hellickson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trade for Harvey there

      • Dan says:
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        @Grey:

        This is my starting lineup. I have solid relievers and as you can see, my pitching is stacked. Should I just hold kipnis and greinke? I’d like to be playing Franklin everyday and he doesn’t have any trade value at this point

        C: McCann
        1B: Au Shizz
        2B: Cano
        3B: Zim
        SS: Asdrubal
        1B/3B: Hosmer
        2B/SS Kipnis
        OF: Cutch
        OF: Heyward
        OF: Ajax
        OF: Puig
        Util: Hamilton

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can play Franklin over Hamilton…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trade Hamilton

          • Dan says:
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            @Grey: I feel like hamiltons upside is way more than anything I could get for him. What would be a fair 1for1 involving Hamilton taking my roster into consideration?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What do you need? It doesn’t look like you need anything

  193. ROBHALLA says:
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    Medlen, Arroyo , Fister going right now…

    All 3 Fucking suck. !!

    Bad bad bad streams…..REAL BAD.

    I want to imprison all 3 of them into the Phantom Zone like Zod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  194. goodfold2 says:
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    with kendrick looking terrible for 2 starts in a row, and porcello/kluber (esp kluber today) looking great again, after fausto’s mon start (i have him rostered for that) which 2 going forward:
    kendrick
    porcello
    kluber
    fausto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello, Kluber

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i drop of kendrick/fausto coming up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know what your question is

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: sorry it should’ve read 1 drop of those 2 guys, like as a short order cook.

  195. goodfold2 says:
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    if aramis is hurt again i can DL him. Gyorko’s back soon to play 3rd or 2b. I have rutledge and dj lemehieu also. Rutledge droppable for beckham (league with hits/avg/and total bases as cats, he’s now hitting 2nd in order too)? Or I could hold Rutledge as backup SS to aybar and keep using Wallace as 3rd base starter until Gyorko’s back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Beckham

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: with the way desmond/zimm/harper are looking span (getting 2 hits again very often lately) goes back to being useful? at least in runs/hits/avg/bases? I have rutledge and likely wallace or quentin (quentin was very useful to me this week, but he appears to only be good hitter on road, and next week he’s at home) to drop to get
        1. beckham (for sure here)
        2. drop quentin for span (this would make him and arcia the 4th of’ers, arcia for rbi’s and bases/avg).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Yup 2. Span

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: really i should wisen up and bench upton for playing choo/cutch/span/arcia every day except choo lefty days, then put upton back in.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  196. Project Merkin says:
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    Zimmerman with the grand slam and legs! Me likey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  197. agarthered says:
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    Vmart or Weiters going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weiters

  198. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    hey oaktown steve, i read this tweet today, is this true

    Portrait of an A’s fan via 3 biggest TV sponsors: They’re often audited by the IRS, enjoy steam trains, feel stigmatized by mental illness

  199. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    unless dj leme/goldy/wallace/aybar can get at least 1 run more than leonys i will (with the help of rivera, and the insane hitting of reyes/brantley/encarnacion/revere) have gone from 11-0-2 to 7-3-3 in just a few hours. Opp has picked up 18 total bases on me today. Just 1 run. I also could get total bases back if those guys get at least 7 more than leonys, but i’m not getting greedy, just the 1 more run please.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: starting to look like that oversleep rutledge bench from a few days back will lose runs. as i would’ve had 2 more.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: still have dread pirate going to towards runs,or steals as i’m only losing those by 1. Losing to the FIEDLER steal. WTF!

  200. Jaw says:
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    Trade $10 wheeler for $15 wil Myers?

    Pick one Ros – Brantley, Brandon moss, arcia, ozuna, Stubbs, Jon jay, Kyle blanks

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Myers… Brantley

  201. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    anybody know why burnett’s out after 66 pitches?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It was basically a rehab start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very cool… A lot less snarky than Deadspin usually does too… (Not that I’m one to talk)

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: the pot calling the kettle hot

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: it was a cool GIF and the Jones video is bonus

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed

            • Prezz says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: went by that vapor lounge.. pretty cool, but they just opened and it looked the part. Dude was chill tho,let us try a bunch of flavors. Actually closer than the other one but, i like voltage more. Thanks for the rec!

  202. goodfold2 says:
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    c’mon cody ross, single to win a category for the week back, score goldy!

  203. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto (2 keeper) league. My team has gone in a collective month long slump and dropped from second to fifth. Any recommendations for the second half or just ride out the slump?

    C – Perez
    1b – rizzo
    2b – kinsler
    Ss – segura
    3b – longoria
    Of – jones
    Of – Choo
    Of – pence
    Dh – Pujols
    Sp – darvish, Zimmermann, miller, garza, Teheran
    Rp – holland, Kenley, wilhelmsen
    Bench bats – Arenado, o Taveras
    Bench pitchers – Parker, Cashner, m Perez, o Perez, melancon, c Martinez, e Ramirez

    Top WW options – ibanez, reddick, Ike, rasmus

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Rizzo and Kinsler for Cano and move Pujols to 1st? Consolidate Rizzo and Kinsler in some way to free up your DH spot…

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: much appreciated. Will try that. Who do you like more for the second half between rizzo and Pujols. Rizzo is a keeper possibility in the 25th round.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d keep Rizzo then and move Pujols and Kinsler for a top 15 guy…

  204. SteveNZ says:
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    Wouldn’t mind if the Giants scored here…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: they don’t seem like they do much of that anymore.

      • Prezz says:
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        @goodfold2: “They havent scored runs since i was givin barry HGH toothpick acupunture!”

  205. Dani says:
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    Who is best hitter ROS, limited moves – league counts strikeouts as -1 points.

    E young Jr
    B Wallace
    Juan Francisco
    Shuck
    L Martin
    M Reynolds
    Ethier
    Ruggiano
    S Smith
    Satin
    D Young
    Moustakas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EDIT: Martin

      • Dani says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  206. SteveNZ says:
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    Is Jansen warming up for the Dodgers? Or is Kershaw going to finish it if they take the lead?

  207. goodfold2 says:
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    if i have gee and eovaldi, pretty sure i’m gonna drop eovalid for one of these guys: kluber/hefner. What would the ranking of these 4 be, i’m thinking
    gee/hefner/kluber/eovaldi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee, Kluber, Hefner

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: also, i’m assuming kluber and hefner are better than chuck newtown starter edition part 2? Just saw he was also out there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  208. letsgobravos says:
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    Thanks a lot Romo. Made an already shitty week worse by imploding and costing me the W on WHIP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @letsgobravos: rivera took category wins in losses and saves into ties for me in both those, as johnson got the save after he screwed it up.

  209. SteveNZ says:
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    So, have a lead of .05 in ERA and am trailing 7-5 overall which I can JUST about accept. He has Lackey to come in the late game…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully Lackey gets hit…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: That helps.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: How the eff is Lackey doing this? Bastard.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s been doing it all season…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Oh, well. Won ERA after all that. Lost 7-5 on the week. If I’d used Lowrie instead of Dozier it would have only been 6-5 but that’s neither here nor there I suppose.

            Just wish J-Up would get it going again – the ROS Player Rater seems to think he will – has him 10th for a 6×6 OBP league…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, not terrible… Unlike Upton… He really should get it going at some point…

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: I hardly ever see him play obviously, but he doesn’t seem to be walking much. Is he just hacking away right now?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, and lots of Ks, lots of ground balls…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: According to The Machine, he *should* be hitting 15 points higher…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, he’s better than he’s been, just a matter of him doing it…

  210. SteveNZ says:
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    Would you grab Soria in a Holds league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not quite yet

  211. Jon says:
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    Can you let me know if you’d suggest any moves?

    Back end of my pitching staff – EJax, Quintana, Milone, Cashner, Tazawa

    Minor leaguers I could activate – Skaggs, Gausman, Archer

    Best available free agent pitchers – Gregorson, Thayer, Cecil, McGee, Peralta, Doubront, Porcello, Carter Capps

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello over Tazawa

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: don’t anybody (other than possibly a AAA team if he F’s up the next 2 or 3 innings in a row) pickup capps.

  212. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    So if Aybar gets no total bases today, nor runs i’d have traded 40 extra minutes of sleep for wins in bases and runs. If he gets 4 or more bases and 1 run or better he’ll have saved me my own 1.5 categories for week. Just homer in first at bat so no sweat. If not 7-3-3 instead of 9-2-2 by my own hand. What’s the bibel story about the guy who has to kill his own son to prove his ignorance? SLEEPOFABENCH!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  213. Thurman says:
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    which would you rather have (12 team 5×5 h2h with obp)

    iwakuma + heyward / marte + greg holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  214. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey, which offer you like best for Cano? Cole and Reyes or Cole and Adam Jones?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: bad trade? Too little too much?

  215. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: Which speedster would you bench in my OBP h2h league this wee?

    Gardner
    Revere
    Rajai

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner

  216. Nightpandas says:
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    Limited keeper who do you like:

    Choo Aram Medlen. Or. Puig. Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  217. The Marte Partay says:
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    Grey I’m sure you’ve mentioned him but what are your thoughts on Hector Santiago ROS? K-rate is very intriguing, contemplating streaming him, along with Hernandez, in a 16-teamer tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stream him

  218. Screech says:
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    Who do you start this week out ofthe following ass-hats; Gausman (bullpen), Wily Peralta (CIN, @ARI), Skaggs (LAD)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs

  219. Shorty says:
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    Do I keep starting Moreland at 1B over Ike Davis until he proves something? Also trying to decide which three to start at DH between Ike (or Moreland), Brantley, Rios, Reddick, Chris Johnson. Normally it would be pretty easy, but Brantley and Johnson are smoking hot at the moment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley, Reddick, Johnson

  220. Hulkster says:
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    I’m picking up Franklin with my last remaining waiver claim – would you drop Madson or Doubront? Doubront rarely starts for me but he’s been pretty good lately. As for Closers, we start 3 RPs, and I’ve got Perkins, Balfour, and Holland – Madson is my only backup, but not sure if he even makes it back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Madson

  221. bmoney says:
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    cliff lee + jacoby ellsbury for prince fielder.

    i am getting lee and jacoby.

    My team

    Carlos Santana
    Jean segura
    nick franklin
    eric hosmer
    starlin castro
    evan longoria
    jay bruce
    desmond jennings
    yasiel puig
    starlin matre
    brett gardner
    ike davis
    juan francisco
    wilson ramos

    Pitching -
    matt harvey
    max scherzer
    chris tillman
    bartolo colon
    gerrit cole
    mariano rivera
    heath bell

    thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good if you need steals… From the looks of your team, you look like you need Fielder more

  222. Jason Katnip says:
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    Add Ervin Santana and Ricky Nolasco?

    drop Zack Wheeler, Nolan Arenado, Adam Lind, Rex Brothers, Jim Henderson, Jacob Turner?

    How much FAAB to put on Ricky and Ervin?

    • Jason Katnip says:
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      @grey or Jhoulys Chacin

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Chacin over Ervin… Nolasco, Chacin over Wheeler and Brothers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nolasco… Wheeler… Out of how much FAAB money?

  223. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, who do you like more for the second half (if either) Cashner or Martin Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner

  224. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Grant Green going to be an upgrade from my currently yawnstipating Rollins?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  225. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Green over Miller?

    • AJ says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: think he’s gonna have 2nd base eligibility which is nice..but more of defensive player

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @AJ: uh, the line on him has never been his bat but defensive issues that is why it has taken him so long to come up, and he has SS in ESPN leagues

        • AJ says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: well this is what I read from espn Spin: Green will likely be the A’s starter at second base as the team would not call him up unless it is to play almost every day. Green’s readiness for the Major has always been due to his defense, not his bat. He is currently slashing .318/.374.500 in Triple-A Sacramento so far this year. He is a nice add to play at second base or middle infield in most leagues.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I don’t think that’s accurate

            • AJ says:
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              @Grey: yea I dunno be nice if he did play 2nd though..thin position

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I grabbed him anyway but didn’t drop Miller

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, cool…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, over Miller, yeah…

  226. Furious says:
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    Any thoughts on who to drop/trade:

    C: Vic Marinez
    1B: Prince
    2B: Aaron hill
    SS: Segura
    3B: R Zimmerman
    OF: Giancarlo
    OF: Adam Jones
    OF: Star Marte
    Util: Au Schizz
    Bn: Puig
    DL: Everth

    SP: Price, Kuroda, Matt Moore, Ryu, Samardzija, Scherzer
    RP: Romo, Benoit
    P: Grilli, Gregg, Uehara

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Furious: 8 team or 10? If 10 don’t trade anybody for sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop, though I have no idea who’s available…

  227. goodfold2 says:
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    next week is the dreaded 10 week but we still only get 5 pickups. 16 team h2h. I’m pretty likely making these moves tonight:
    1.drop Zunino for 1 of Avila/Ruiz/Ellis. Ellis seems to be hottest hitter lately so probably him, but Ruiz gets most playing time, but Avila has most upside. Not easy. Hitter T seems to think Ruiz should have best slugging this week, but that doesn’t make much sense.
    2. Kendrick dropped for Kluber. no doubt here.
    3. Quentin at home till break. Not good at home, dropped for Span. Hold Arcia/Span as Util spot
    4. drop Rutledge for Beckham and move Dj lemehieu to 3rd till Gyorko’s back. I’m guessing when Gyorko comes back Wallace is the drop? Unless he’s hitting consistently at that point.
    5. Drop 1 out of Carmona/Smyly/Robertson/Wallace for Porcello. He may miss next start and only one this week to suspension, but long term he’s quite worth it. Hard to find decent SP’s in this league. Problem is Carmona’s 2nd start on Sun at home against Hou is a good one too.
    QUESTION: Trying to figure out how many starts me and opp have this weird 10 day week. Even if i drop Carmona after monday start I still have 12 to his 11 (plus i got 2 closers and robertson/smyly as bullpen vs his 2 closers grilli/papelnuts) before break. But after break he loses Sale and I lose Scherzer for the next 3 days. Which of these guys do think are likely to get one of the starts on days july 19-21 after break?
    ryu (likely)
    Garza(likely)
    Latos(guaranteed)
    Maholm (not likely)
    Teheran (likely)
    Gonzalez (unlikely)
    Deduno (unlikely)
    Ogando(likely, due to trying to get him starts as soon as possible?)
    vs my
    Kluber (have to be, with Kazmir/Carrasco with certain worse options)
    Medlen (unknown)
    Porcello (probably considered starter number 4, but number’s 1 and 2 both in all star game, so likely weekend start)
    Milone (really don’t know)
    Cole (unlikely)
    Bailey (guaranteed)
    Gee (would think very likely)
    Hefner (same as Gee)
    so that make it maybe my 17 to his 16 starts. Sound about right.
    We really should get at least prorated uptick in pickups in week like this, esp when there’s a delay in the week of four days with possible pitcher shake up. So about 2 more pickups.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Avila 2. Ok 3. Ok 4. Beckham 5. Wallace… Gee, Kluber

  228. chisox22 says:
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    10 team h2h (espn). I have extra pitching and looking to add stability to my of. Currently have McCutchen, bautista, marte, crawford and granderson on th dl. Trying to trade Ryu for adam jones? Any suggestions? My sp’s are kershaw, lee, corbin, griffin, gio, ryu, liriano, norris, and buchholtz, cueto, and ogando on dl.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Add in Liriano

  229. AJ says:
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    Grey time to jump off Juan Francisco’s recent power surge and jump on EYJ speed ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  230. SteveNZ says:
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    Rutledge worth holding in a 14-teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Just grabbed Green in the same league. Gotta be worth a shot, no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, as long as you can platoon him as the A’s might…

  231. aj says:
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    5×5 roto 10 team…I need saves. would you do any of these trades.
    trade holiday for grilli or cishek or soriano
    trade josh Hamilton for grilli and cishek

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grilli for Hamilton

  232. ROS says:
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    Who do you think has more ROS value:

    Mark Buehrle or Paul Maholm?

  233. Mike says:
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    M’s just sent Bonderman packing should I drop Eric Hosmer or Adam Eaton for Erasmo Ramirez? Who will have the greatest impact ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  234. Rob says:
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    I know it is a little ahead of time but could you possibly give me your opinion on top 10 keepers going into next season? I am pretty much out of my league for the year since they picked me up an hour before the draft and am looking to position myself with trades if possible. Any insight would be appreciated!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There will be an article about the top 50 keepers during the ASB

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