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In the past, I’ve gone out of my way to focus more on rookie hitters than pitchers, but after last year and living through season-after-season of diminishing offense, this is the world we live in.  Before you blame anyone, look in the mirror.  What do you see?  Besides, the blackheads.  You see someone that supported baseball ridding itself of PEDs.  So, this is what we have.  Pitching up the wazoo.  I still contend it should be ‘out the wazoo’ and not ‘up the wazoo,’ but I’m playing by your rules now.  I’m no longer sticking it to the man and going up the wazoo.  Hmm, that sounded wrong, but never the hoo!  Kevin Gausman just barely maintained rookie eligibility by only pitching 47 2/3 IP last year.  Really showing a thing or two about not knowing what was coming or going either by having a 5.66 ERA and 1.34 WHIP.  It really means nothing.  First of all, his xFIP was 3.04, so his ERA shouldn’t have even been that bad.  Second of all, he had a 9+ K-rate, which is right in line what you can expect.  Third of all, there is no third of all.  Why would you think there was a third of all?  Gausman isn’t a 5+ ERA pitcher.  He could be the best rookie pitcher this year.  He has that kind of stuff.   With the O’s, you gotta mind your P’s and Q’s.  Excuse me, I had Alphabet Soup for lunch and just burped.  What I mean is the O’s aren’t in the best division for nurturing along a young starter.  You have to be on the top of your game in the AL East.  Gausman has the stuff to tame the big offenses.  As I’ve tried to beat into your head, a pitcher with great control and strikeout stuff is worth your attention.  Gausman is that type of pitcher.  The only real question is do the O’s stay with him in the rotation.  If today’s game vs. the Tigers is a spot start and back to the minors, it’s not great.  Opportunity + Stuff = Fudgie the Whale.  Wow, my math is off there.  It should’ve equaled “worth a flyer in all fantasy leagues to see if he stays in the rotation.”  To give you an idea of this guy’s upside, in Prospect Scott’s top 25 fantasy baseball prospects, the top five are Tanaka, Abreu, Bogaerts, Taijuan and then Gausman.  That’s elite company.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Tommy Hunter – 2/3 IP, 4 ER.  All through the preseason, the closer with the biggest question mark was Chad Qualls.  Then maybe Jose Valverde.  But then!  Tommy Hunter.  In the first month, he looked the part of closer if you ignore things like dominance.  Now, he looks like a wounded pigeon, hiding in the bushes outside a mental asylum like he’s Margot Kidder cracked out of her mind.  If he’s not owned yet, grab Darren O’Day in all leagues.  There’s no reason O’Day isn’t the closer already.

Ubaldo Jimenez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  What if I told you Ubaldo’s sole purpose was to make Gausman owners rethink benching Gausman for his start vs. the Tigers?  Would be better than telling you Ubaldo is actually his nickname for his ‘special purpose.’

Drew Smyly – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  The Emoticon’s owners are almost as happy as the guy who transcribed Moby Dick into emojis when the Library of Congress accepted it.  Though Emoji Dick never had to deal with bouncing back and forth to the bullpen.

Victor Martinez – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer.  Once upon a time, Lance Berkman made the term Zombino famous is certain circles (these circles) when he rose from the ashes of his former fantasy fantasy prominence and showed that glory again.  Well, right now V-Mart is the night, day, year of the Living Dead all rolled up into one green, oozing pus of a Zombino.

Jose Fernandez – Has a UCL tear and fantasy owners have 10,000 tears.  The only one that really benefits here is Tommy John, receiving another nickel for naming rights.

Devin Mesoraco – Started a rehab assignment yesterday and is about two days away.  Here’s to him staying healthy longer than it would take Daenerys to free a slave.

Mat Latos – Targeting a late-May/early-June return.  Bryan Price didn’t want to put an exact timetable on Latos’s return, saying, “I’m dealing with pitchers’ arms that were left to me by Dusty Baker.”

Mike Leake – 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA to 3.09.  Not actually pitching much worse than his ERA is showing, but his Ks are pedestrian, though you’d think it would be his walks.

Aroldis Chapman – 1 IP, 1 ER and a homer to Chase Headley, which sounds terrible, but Headley has been hot recently (2 homers in last three games).  I don’t want to scream fire in the theater of Razzball, but I’d keep a close eye on Broxton; Aroldis may not be ready.

Andrew Cashner – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Sonavabench!  I didn’t trust the Stream-o-Nator giving Cashner a favorable score for yesterday and…dah!

Omar Infante – To the DL with back stiffness.  He needs to try the Couch Lumbardi from the Relax the Back Store.

James Shields – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.54.  Fun fact!  Scott Boras tells his friends that he was a consulting producer when the ABC show was called, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.S.

Lorenzo Cain – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Cain…Sugar! could get smoking hot, but then he might be known as caramel.  Any hoo!  I’d look at adding Cain if he was available.

Salvador Perez – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer.  So far he’d bore you to death…Hey, I wonder if that’s what happened to his abuelita.

Jake Peavy – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER vs. the Twins.  You’re a big, strong, slightly overweight man and you’re not in touch with your feelings, so I’m here to discern.  I’m discerning, y’all!  You’re feeling peevish.

David Ortiz  – 4-for-5, 4 RBIs and two solo homers (8, 9).  Just think if the Twins never released Ortiz.  *wavy lines*  “Hey, David Ortiz just hit two solo homers because no one is on base for the Twins.  Hmm, that’s not much different than what happened yesterday.  This is the worst dream sequence ever!”  *wavy lines*

Chris Parmelee – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer as he started once again in front of Colabello.  A tandem of Parmelee and Colabello sounds like the makings of a satisfying meal, but the cheese is cardboard and the soda syrup is really dirty water.

Kurt Suzuki – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .314.  The race for the most valuable catcher-eligible Twin is heating up with Mauer hitting .302 but only 12 RBIs to Suzuki’s 25 ribbies.  Mauer does have double the homers — a whopping 2.

Jason Motte – Threw a scoreless inning in Triple-A and is about a week away from rejoining the Cards.  For those reading through the prism of an early 20th century slang dictionary, this is not applesauce, nor is it the cat’s pajamas.

Jaime Garcia – Cards said he’s an option this weekend to replace Tyler Lyons who went to the Disgraceful List.  I’m beginning to think the Cardinals would have a contest between homeless people for a rotation spot prior to giving it to Carlos Martinez.

Adam Wainwright – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Didja know Wainwright recently went two days without eating?  That’s the last time he labels his food in the clubhouse fridge as Adam’s.

Peter Bourjos – 2-for-5, 1 run and 1 steal. Still not playing every day like I’d prefer, but in one deeper league I’ve been rotating him and out of the lineup to mild success.  How’s that for the hard sell?!

Trevor Rosenthal – 1 IP, 1 ER.  He was on the opposite spectrum than Tommy Hunter in the preseason.  Everyone wanted Rosenthal.  Well, everyone that didn’t follow the SAGNOF credo.  His ERA is now up to 5.19, but he does have only one blown save, so I’m guessing he won’t be replaced just yet

Gerrit Cole – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks.  His ERA is at 3.76, but this isn’t 1998.  You need to have a sub-3 ERA to stimulate my loins!

Marco Estrada – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 3.28.  Do you see this, Gerrit, you’ve got me longing for Estrada?  How dare you, sir!

Aramis Ramirez – Hit the DL with old.  No cure, good luck recuperating!

Ryan Braun – 0-for-2 as he was activated from the DL.  Bill in ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department says, “Get him in your lineup!”  Meanwhile, Frank in ESPN’s “Temper Your Expectations” Department says, “Temper your expectations!”

Carlos Gomez – Left yesterday’s game with lower back stiffness.  That sounds like a cue to accept his suspension.  By the by, what’s taking so long for his suspension?  Did he hire A-Rod’s attorney?

David DeJesus – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer.  He’s hitting over .400 in the last week with two homers and he’s Ben Zobrist’s wife’s favorite muse when she penned, “Groove is in the DeJesus.”

David Price – 9 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks.  And then that happened.  That’s 12 Ks vs. 0 walks too.  He continues to lose velocity on his fastball, but he’s also been supremely unlucky.  I still wouldn’t mess with him.  He was bound to get a favorable matchup and there’s few better matchups than a lefty facing the Mariners.  Their team makeup is basically saying they’re punting games against tough lefties.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Hisashi my dashi — slurp SLURP!

Matt Harrison – 1 2/3 IP, 3 ER, but left with back stiffness.  Rangers are hoping Harrison only misses one start, because they’re running out of middle relievers to move into the rotation.

Dallas Keuchel – 9 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Well, he kinda screwed up my plan to keep picking him up and dropping him, thinking no one would notice him.  You kinda notice a shutout vs. the Rangers even if Prince Fielder is 400 pounds of grass-fed wheatgrass.  Yes, you should own Keuchel.  Yup, in your league too.

L.J. Hoes – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd home run.  I’m gonna go out on a limb and say the number one selling jersey in the Houston area is Hoes.

Coco Crisp – Could return on Friday.  Let’s just say he’s day-to-day for the rest of the year and move on, shall we?

Drew Pomeranz – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Oh, well, okay.  He was originally only up for a spot start, but this Pomeranz was so good his leash was extended.   Pun point!  He has struggled with his command in the past, so there might be ugly games at some point, but he was in last week’s Buy and I do like him.

Brandon Moss – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and two homers (7, 8).  Even more encouraging is he’s hitting over .300 against lefties.  Granted, the A’s have been very conservative about how many at-bats he’s seen vs. those that use the weird scissors, but he could start to see more if Beane loosens up the puppet strings on Bob Melvin.  “Michael Lewis is writing a sequel about platooning and where I have to meet my daughter’s bandmate and future husband, don’t make me look stupid!”  That’s Beane reaming out Melvin.

Josh Reddick – 2 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Thankfully, one Reddick.

John Jaso – 3-for-5, 2 runs.  Now hitting near-.500 in his last seven games (not the last week, because he’s been platooning).  Worth looking at in deep leagues, if you’re struggling at catcher.  Deep, don’t ask me if you should drop Salvador Perez for him.

Bronson Arroyo – 9 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  That’s one way to avoid Addison Reed.  Very sneaky, D-Backs!

Jason Kipnis – Began hitting off a tee.  Okay, so what’s his handicap?

Justin Masterson – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks in Toronto.  I kinda figured Masterson would throw a decent start yesterday because the obvious move was to bench him, which had me rethinking whether or not to tell people to start him.  This is Innerspace and Masterson is Dennis Quaid in my head.

Colby Rasmus – Hopes to only miss three days due to his hamstring.  Usually it’s more of a four day or two day thing, so this will be interesting to see if he can beat the odds.

Juan Francisco – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .293.  I doth protested a bit too much when Rudy dropped Andrew Romine in our AL-Only league for Francisco, but it might’ve been the best pick up thus far.  All hail Gamble!

Casey Janssen – 1 IP, 0 ER and his first save.  In related news, Sergio Santos raspberried his lips, saying, “You just needed to tell me that’s what you wanted.”

Mike Minor – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Finally, Leo Mazzone’s rocking back and forth in front of the TBS broadcast pays off.

Josh Hamilton – Expects to take batting practice this weekend.  Good news, but I’ve honestly never heard anyone expect to have a setback, so there’s that.

Ernesto Frieri – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save as Joe Smith set him up.  The Sciociapath’s fierce loyalty to Frieri in the closer role reminds me of Rainman’s loyalty to Judge Wapner.

Cliff Lee – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, but gave up four unearned runs.  Ticker shock!

Jeurys Familia – 1 IP, 1 ER.  Terry Collins said that the Mets will go on a game-by-game basis for who will be the closer.  Farnsworth and Familia are the only viable options and Farnsworth can’t pitch well anymore, so Familia would be the best option.  Plus, when he does well on your team, you can shout ‘Mi Familia’ like you just got done watching The Godfather.

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer and 2nd in as many games.  Jacoby Ellsbury Owners, “See, I’m not going crazy!  Yankees Stadium does make a difference!”

Daniel Murphy – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  The Mets lineup actually looks better than the Yankees’ in Yankee Stadium.  Too bad Metco is waiting a train ride, a panhandling and a mugging away.

David Wright – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs as he sits on two homers for the year.  If Razzball was in charge of the All-Star Game festivities, I’d pit Wright vs. Hosmer in the Home Run Derby.  First one to a homer wins.

Yangervis Solarte – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting over .500 in the last week.  You say schmotahto, I say hot schmotato, let’s call the whole thing on!

Brian McCann – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  I still can’t get used to seeing him without glasses.  Maybe Lois Lane wasn’t that daft after all.

Carlos Beltran – Out yesterday with a bone spur in his elbow.  Probably the worst injury imaginable for a Zombino.  How is he supposed to extend his arms and walk slowly towards your luscious brain custard?

  1. gareth says:
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    First!

    • prez says:
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      @gareth: 620th!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        625!

  2. gareth says:
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    You still not trusting David Price, Grey?

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @gareth: Fastball sat between 94-96 yesterday. Probably the best its been in a while.

    • Cram It says:
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      @gareth: Sounds like what “I still wouldn’t mess with him.” means.

  3. gareth says:
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    G3!

  4. mike says:
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    Drop Peavy and/or Tillman for either Keuchel or Erlin?

    • ashtray says:
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      @mike: I’m no expert but I’d drop Tillman for Keuchel.

  5. mike says:
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    Drop Peavy and/or Tillman for either Keuchel or Erlin?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @mike: peavy before tillman for keuchel not erlin.

      • OneBadMetFan says:
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        @Grey:
        This intrigued me…
        ““They would turn off the lights at 11:30 and I would just sit there and stare at the ceiling because I couldn’t go to sleep,” he said. “My heart was beating too fast. I would get night sweats. It was bad. I legitimately went through withdrawal.”

        I think he was some other drug(s), now way does weed do that to you.

        • atgreat says:
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          @OneBadMetFan:

          Well, you are sort of right but ultimately it’s not a reason to think he was doing other stuff. Anxiety can do all that stuff to you and quitting weed can unleash a lot of anxiety.

  6. Matt Baumer says:
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    Hello Grey. Laughed hardest at Hosmer/Wright blurb, so true!

    Anyhow

    In my 6×6 ops yahoo league (3OF, 2UT, C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B)

    I have Rajai I play vs. LHP, andrus at SS for speed and polanco coming

    I have to choose between Billy Butler and Nori Aoki. All the rankings and my gut says keep butler but even aoki’s little bit of speed could help since i am stacked at OPS and power (A Gordon, Ortiz, Bautista, Upton, Freeman, Seager, Cano, McCann)

    Which one would you choose?

    Thank you in advance

    Take care

    Matt

  7. JB says:
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    Hey Grey, I figure it’s a no-brainer to drop Dunn for Coco for my DH slot, but I wanted your approval. I could use Dunn’s HRs and RBI but he has been brutal the past couple weeks and Coco just seems like a better overall player with more runs, SBs and a better avg. If you think I should make the swap, how much should I bid? There is only one other team with a weak DH so I was thinking only $2 or $3 since I only have $62 left. Thanks for your entertainment and expertise, as always.
    C Perez
    1B Freeman
    2B Dozier
    3B Beltre
    SS Hanley
    OF Trout
    OF J. Upton
    OF Rios
    DH Dunn
    UT Holliday
    B Springer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: I’d want Coco

  8. Leifer maddness says:
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    what are your thoughts on montero tommorrow vs the yanks and ros ? would skaggs or phill hughs be better plays??

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Leifer maddness: Im going with Montero but who knows

      • Gene Parmesan says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: The S.O.N. has Montero at a 7.6 which puts him right in the middle of the bell curve (the SON’s most inaccurate grouping), but I’m going to say it’s a must start. Montero has really good stuff and although the Yankees aren’t exactly the team you want to make your MLB debut against, it’s not the same lineup as 10 years ago and they’ve never faced him before. Like all high-profile rookies when they get called up, if they can get the ball over the plate, they’ll be successful their 1st run through the league.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Gene Parmesan: Agreed…and CITI field wont hurt either

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: I’m starting Montero as well. Of course I am also starting Skaggs. But sitting Kluber (don’t like the TOR match-up).

  9. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Who”s the best add? Gausman, Kluber, or J Chavez?

  10. Whodat says:
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    Need saves. Broxton, o’day or jim Johnson?

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick the Podcast Host says:
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      @Whodat: O’Day all day.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Whodat: It might be JJ, last year Showalter gave his closer a very long leash

  11. Bertchr22 says:
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    Awesome article.

    Ended up grabbing Lake for some hot action hehe. Instead of Venable. Cain is available and wondering if I should go that direction.

    So, Lake, Cain, or Venable.

    Pick your top 4 pitchers please:
    Masterson, Richards, Smyly, Skaggs, Hutchison, Bauer, Elias, Stroman, Gausman, Heaney,
    R Montero, Ubaldo, Roark , Dickey, and Carlos Martinez.

    Pick one please:
    Scooter, Boegarts , or Aybar.

    Thanks Grey! You rock!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bertchr22: Thanks! Sounds like a folk group…I’d go Cain… Masterson, Smyly, Gausman, Hutch…Aybar

  12. No Soup for Yu says:
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    Hello Grey

    Are you concerned at all about Longoria’s slow start? Also Pujols has slowed down quite a bit and some have recommended selling fast. Do you still like both to finish top 20 this season?

    • Hawk says:
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      @No Soup for Yu:

      I’m watching Angels / Phils right now. Pujols just had to score from 2nd on a double to the RCF gap. He did NOT look good running. I wonder if his foot is hurting again?

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    “Happy belated Mother’s Day” ~Salvador Perez

    • Gene Parmesan says:
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      @RapCity: The “abuelita” joke started last year when Perez went on the 7-day DL that turned into the 24-day DL. I owned him as well as Grey and the joke never gets old to me.

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        @Gene Parmesan:
        Yes, I owned him, too, and thought his mom had something to do with the 7-day bereavement leave turning into something longer.

        Just successfully traded Gattis for Sal today in the same keeper league, figured he was safe after getting through Mother’s Day with only one day out of the lineup.

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    Would you trade McCann for Gausman in a 12 to pts dynasty league? Have Montero…

    • Cram It says:
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      @raftman: In a dynasty, yeah.

  15. Swfcdan says:
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    Price didnt lose any velocity last night, he gained it back. That was vintage Price, throwing 94mph still in the 9th inning. Ms couldnt touch his heater, which has always been his main weapon, at least 10Ks on fastballs. If he carries on like that, hes back.

    Better saves stash: Brothers, Zeigler, Motte (2 from 3)? Still think Motte will get the job back eventually, Rosie doesnt seem comfortable there.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Make that 1 from 3 ( I grabbed O Day)

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Swfcdan: true, but he looked pretty comfortable in the playoffs and sept last year.

  16. I had the same second thoughts about Cashner but went with the SON and watched the SD feed on MLB.TV. “Cashner has such a free and easy delivery,” the broadcasters were gushing as he got cuffed around in innings 1 and 2. I turned it off and went to KC vs. COL, where I had Shields going. Broadcasters gushed about Shields smiling on the mound after his 1500th K. Much more pleasant. Turned SD vs. CIN back on again in the 9th. Sigh of relief.

    Then saw Hunter was one out from a clean save. Pretty good night, sub 2 ERA, low WHIP. Dah!

    Picked up O’Day this morning. You deal.

    • @Sherm: So, who’s starting Kluber and his $0.0 SON projection?

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Sherm: Not me

      • Cram It says:
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        @Sherm: I am. SON be damned.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Cram It: I admit im tempted

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Sherm: Change of heart….im starting him.

        • Cram It says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: Attaboy. Live a little.

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Cram It: Ha ha

  17. bossmanjunior says:
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    Pick one please. Thanks!

    Lincecum vMIA, vMIN, vCHC
    Ubaldo @KC, vCLE, @HOU
    Pomeranz @TB, @TOR, vLAA
    Keuchel @LAA, @SEA, vBAL
    Skaggs vTB, vHOU, @SEA

  18. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Great stuff as always. Familia or Broxton?

    Also, who’s a better fill in for Beltran: Rajai, Maybin, Crawford, Springer, Cain, Viciedo, Young, Lake?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Thanks! Familia…Depends on needs…Young

  19. Confucius says:
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    hey grey, who would you drop for gausman?

    rafael montero, zach wheeler, josh beckett or trevor bauer?

  20. JeF With 1 F says:
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    HUMP DAY!!!! Yea

  21. Pb&j with a baseball bat says:
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    My sp are killing me!! I’m in a H2H league that has HR, BB, Era, Whip, K, QS, W, and S for categories and I have a staff of:
    Cobb (DL), Ryu (dl), Liriano, Masterson, Wheeler, Leeke, Alvarez, Chavez, Bailey, Romo, Smith, Frieri, Melancon.

    We have Gausman, Keuchel, Arroyo, Pomeranz, Skaggs, Tomlin, Milone sitting out there as FA. Im thinking of dumping Wheeler, Smith, and Alvarez for Keuchel, Pomeranz, and Arroyo. Thoughts?

  22. Clint says:
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    I put in a waiver claim that processes tomorrow for Jim Johnson and I already have Sean Doolittle. Cingrani comes back Saturday apparently and I’ll have to drop one of them to activate him with no other options so who gets da’ boot?

  23. Miz says:
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    Traded away Michael Morse and Kazmir for Kipnis and Wilson Ramos, Im stacked at SP and lost Weiters and really need power from a 2B. Any thoughts?

  24. Clark says:
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    From reading all your comments I decided to put sale on the trading block. I got offered Jennings straight up. Someone else offered Bourn & castellanos- this guy also has Gardner on his team. So should I do sale for Jennings or sale for Gardner/castellanos or don’t do any of the trades. Thanks.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Clark: Jennings is the better offer but i think you could do better

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      Looks like Daniel Murphy is here to stay as a top 5 2b. @Clark: I wouldn’t do either.

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @JoeMorgan’sMustache: I meant to post that Murphy
        Comment and then reply to yours…looks like they both posted in same comment..my bad.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Clark:

      Let him come back and make a start. Once he’s shown healthy you’ll get a LOT more in return. You’re REALLY selling low if all you can get is Jennings.

  25. TJ says:
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    Time to drop Zach Wheeler and pick up Keuchel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ: Sure

  26. Miz says:
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    Traded away Michael Morse and Scott Kazmir for Kipnis and Wilson Ramos. Im stacked at SP Kershaw, Felix Hernandez (recently snagged Iwakuma, Homer Bailey and Gausman) I need a 2B with power and lost Weiters. I was thinking some regression from Kazmir and Morse should come soon. Any thoughts on the trade? Good read btw

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Miz: Good trade for you

      • Nick The Podcast Host

        Nick the Podcast Host says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Heck ya.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Nick the Podcast Host: I need to play in some public leagues so someone will offer me crazy deals too.

          • Nick The Podcast Host

            Nick the Podcast Host says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: I hear that!

            • Miz says:
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              @Nick the Podcast Host: The guy (friend of mine) is in desperate need for SP, best time to strike!! Thanks for the feedback guys

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Miz: He may not be your friend for much longer

  27. Nelson says:
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    If you were drafting today what round would Dee gordon go? Like 2-3? Would you rather have Dee or Yoenis in a standard 5×5?

      • Jayrod Ceol says:
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        @Grey: Dee Gordon is doing what Billy Hamilton was expected to do (way too high of expectations for Billy) but he went 6th round pretty much everywhere. Definitely nowhere near round 2.

  28. Fabio says:
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    I wouldn’t be so hasty on Chapman, it’s not like he dropped 5mph on his last start, he missed two inches too high on the homerun, otherwise it was another 1-2-3 inning.

    • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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      @Fabio: i saw his first save too, besides the opening walk, he messed up all COL hitters.

  29. Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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    ok, let’s get bets down now that Grey does in fact get asked if somebody should drop Perez for Jaso.

  30. Ray ordonez says:
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    We starting Gausman today?

    Also, who’s the best drop for keuchel – joe smith (have melancon and londstrom) or smyly?

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick the Podcast Host says:
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      @Ray ordonez: No to the GasMan vs. Tiggers.

  31. Bob says:
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    H2H, would you deal Edward Encarnacion for Mike Morse and Jeff Samardzjia? I have pujols who would go from utility to 1B to replace E5.

  32. EK says:
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    Pls rank to pick up for potential saves:
    O’Day
    J Smith
    Doolittle
    Familia
    Gregorson

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Gregerson, O’Day

  33. Raul says:
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    Coco Crisp, Alfonso Soriano, and Billy Hamilton are all available in my points league. Who ya got?

  34. goodfold2 says:
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    wow, first year of roto’s with innings maxes. it’s a HUGE difference between 1650 to 1750. huge jerry, huge. i’m 7 innings over in the 1650 wondering whether or not to wait and see Fister have a good start before i put him out there, and in the 1750 inning 15 teamer gonna need 9.75 innings per day (not possible with 44 adds left) to hit that max. i’m holding on to pomeranz/kuechel types in deep league and figuring out who to try to trade Pineda for in the other one. What we doing with Fister today in 12 team rotos?

  35. Matty says:
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    I’ve been enjoying the Masterson roller coaster all year. Started him last night because SON said not to.
    With Pomeranz, Kennedy, Erlin, and Keuchel available is it worth keeping Masterson around and waiting for Stroman to climb out of the bullpen or are those guys safe drops for the aforementioned.
    While I’ve got you, two-fer, who do you like best as a waiver wire closer ROS; O’Day, Cody Allen, Mi Familia, or Doolittle?
    Thanks for bringing my work productivity to all time lows.
    One more: is there a glossary term for when I see that a team got killed, but then your guy produced all the offense (See Ortiz last night when I checked the score after four)? A reverse ticker tease? A ticket beej? Something akin to when you get some action that you totally weren’t expecting? I’m a numbers guy, I’ll leave the creativity to the great minds of Razzball.

    • Matty says:
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      @Matty:
      Sorry, closer question was asked between when I started and when I posted.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Kennedy…O’Day…Hmm, that’s kinda ticker shock, no?

  36. papasmurf says:
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    2nd straight start Masteron cruised the first time through the lineup then fell apart after that.

    • I-man says:
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      @Swfcdan: That was an excellent read. The author predicts TJ for JoFer before the regular season started.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Swfcdan:

      That was a great read, thanks!

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @Swfcdan: +1. Thanks.

  37. Joeg414 says:
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    Carlos Martinez or Gregerson, for Saves .

  38. Harris says:
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    10 team H2H. No DL spots. can you rank these pitchers… Kuroda, Porcello, Jimenez

  39. Ryan says:
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    Current RPs: Papelbon, Rondon, C. Allen, Shaw (SAGNOF!) after cycling Joe Smith, Broxton, and a few others.

    Should I drop Allen or Shaw for O’Day?

    If not, I shouldn’t drop any of my back of the rotation pitchers, right?– Kennedy, Kluber, Porcello, Chavez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: I’d hold for now

  40. stynyr says:
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    10-team, H2H, 5×5 KEEPING 5
    Thinking about offering: Braun, Longoria, Gordon or Moss (which??) for Goldschmidt & McCutchen

    My team is sputtering. Kind of half-planning for next year. I know it’s early. Kind of wanted to make it a half-way kind of thing: half way between giving up and still kind of competing.

    My team:
    c-Lucroy
    1b-Rizzo
    2b-Utley
    3b-Longoria
    ss-Segura
    of-CarGo, Choo, Braun
    util-Gordon, Moss
    bn-Carlos Santana

    sp-Kershaw, Teheran, Wacha, Hammel,Kazmir, Beckett, Wheeler, Eovaldi
    rp-Perkins, Hawkins, Rondon
    dl-Cingrani

      • stynyr says:
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        @Grey: My team or the trade?

  41. kyle says:
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    Fine to roll with Montero and drop Rosario?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @kyle: Id keep Rosario

  42. Joesh says:
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    Gyorko NEEDS to hit the ball at Coors in order for me to have faith in him going forward. He’s on my bench right now and I HATE having bench bats in H2H leagues. Is your leash on him still pretty long after that 6RBI game? I have Hill, Segura, and Reyes so I have like no slot for him (unless you like him more than any of those guys). I need Seggy’s runs and SBs and don’t have much of a need for the jerk’s HR production with minimal R and RBI playing for the Padres. Maybe he will hit about 4-5 HR at Coors and I can trade him away to relieve the stress of seeing him on my bench when I could have a pitcher

    • Gene Parmesan says:
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      @Joesh: The infamous “Gyorko Prediction” of 2014…sometimes you hit the bar, and sometimes the bar hits you. Following Cincinnati, he has 3 games @ Coloroado before returning back home against the Twinkies and the Cubs. Then on the road to face the Diamondbacks and the White Sox come month’s end.

      Gyorko’s been fine/good over the last seven days. I’ll propose a decree. If Gyorko doesn’t improve upon, or, maintain his current success over the next seventeen games everyone should drop him and never speak of the “Gyorko Prediction” the rest of the season.

        • Carnac says:
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          Isn’t he the best?

  43. HofEdge says:
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    Hey there Grey-

    I’ve grown tired of Masterson’s shenanigans…Should I keep him or drop him?

    On the wire…

    Wily Peralta
    Jordan Lyles
    Drew Pomeranz
    Jonathan Niese’
    John Lackey
    Ubaldo Jimenez

    Do you like any of these dudes better than Masterson going forward?

    Much obliged, Sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HofEdge: Lackey prolly, but I’d try to hold

      • Sportive Tricks says:
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        @Grey:

        Hey Grey,

        I was going to ask you about dropping or holding Masterson, too. I asked about Gyorko the other day as well and it’s starting to look like a similar situation. That is, I see the value in holding these guys, but I just don’t think anyone else in my league is going to pick either guy up off waivers until they show something.

        I’m still holding Jerko, but Masterson looks like no better of a streamer than Kluber to me so far.

        Have I told you lately that I love you?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, you haven’t

          • Sportive Tricks says:
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            @Grey:

            Oh. Sorry.

            I love you, man.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Love you

  44. Jack says:
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    Time for a SAT question.

    Trout, Gomez, Matt Adams, Middlebrooks, Cingrani is ___ Butler, Soriano, Pujols, Donaldson, Strasberg?
    a) >>
    b) >
    c) =
    d) <
    e) <<

    • Phil says:
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      b

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: When in doubt, Trout

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: what do a. and e. mean? is that really better or really worse?

  45. Rags says:
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    In a $300 keeper league, someone is selling off his team for pieces. It’s a points league with heavy emphasis on RBIs and hits, and minus points for Ks, and holds as well as saves.

    I was offered
    Kinsler @ 19, Longoria @25, JJ Hardy @ 11 and Joe Nathan @ 7
    for my Springer @ 12, Rizzo @ 15, Soria @ 1 and Taveras @ 11 (doesn’t count against my $300 until called up).

    I’ve got Miller in my SS so Hardy would be an upgrade.

    Would you:

    a) do the deal as is?

    b) throw in Billy Butler (who’s sitting on my bench @12 and still costs against my cap if I drop him) to get Miguel Montero @1 (I’m streaming catchers right now)

    c) see if I can cut the deal back a bit, not getting Longo and keeping Taveras in my farm?

      • Rags says:
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        @Grey:

        Do you still do B if the other owner is suddenly getting gunshy on Montero, keeping everything else the same?

        Would you rather
        Points keeper league with heavy emphasis on RBI and hits and minus points for Ks.

        Would you rather give: Springer@12, Taveras@11, Kluber@1
        for Segura@15 and Encarnacion@30?

        So no Nathan, Longo, Kinsler, but I’m also not giving up Rizzo.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Segura

  46. tim says:
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    just got offered rizzo and hunter pence for hosmer and G. polanco…. have to take the rizzo side correct?

    • tim says:
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      @tim: its a keeper league, all players involved are at the minimum keeper price-

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @tim: Id take Rizzo

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick the Podcast Host says:
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      @tim: Rizzo.

  47. Walking wounded says:
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    Was offered morse for my bonifacio could use some power but am stacked at 1b and of. Have votto, rizzo, hosmer, b moss, melky, a Gordon, and rios. Would you do it still?

  48. supra says:
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    Keeper league, Kuechel or Pomeranz?

    • Gene Parmesan says:
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      @supra: I trust the A’s management of their pitching staff more than I do the Astro’s. Pomeranz has the pedigree, seems to be finally straightened out and plays for the better organization to get W’s. No brainer.

    • Hawk says:
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      @supra:

      When in doubt, take the pitcher with the cavernous home park.

  49. LaterTater says:
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    grey, great stuff as always

    i apologize if this was asked and answered but

    better prospect polanco or taveras (non keeper)?

  50. Stan Steamer says:
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    My pitching staff is mostly waiver pickups, but I need to drop two pitchers in a 12-team keeper league: Garza, Gausman, Pomeranz, R. Montero, Keuchel, Smyly — Who goes?

  51. Lemmingness says:
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    Weekly points league. Still trading away Kazmir to get Cobb? Or should I aim any higher?

  52. Bob says:
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    I am in a 10 man, H2H, weekly, 7×7 league with an interesting trade offer. Starting spots are 5 SPs and 2 RPs. My starters are Scherzer, Tanaka, Bailey, Iwakuma, Cashner, Ventura, Burnett, Smyly and Latos. My RPs are Nathan and Cishek. I would get Chapman for Ventura. Does this make sense for my squad?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Bob: Sounds fair

  53. Jamiehov says:
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    Grey – Your write up’s have become the favorite part of my morning routine just behind my cup of coffee and blowing up the ladies bathroom in my office before any of the dollfaces arrive.

    Do we start Gausman today? Day game starters are really tempting

    Thanks!!

    • Gene Parmesan says:
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      @Jamiehov: Blowing up the women’s bathroom. Well played sir. Reminds me of when I used to volunteer to go on Jamba Juice runs just so I could put multiple “femme boosts” in my boss’s Strawberry Surf Rider. I’d start Gausman but wouldn’t be surprised if he’s sent down immediately following the start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jamiehov: HA… I’d hold off in most leagues on Gausman, but I am starting him in a 15-team mixed

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: this is getting pretty gross and funny, but just what were these “femme boosts”? Jamba Juice rules though, it almost hurts the taste buds to hear of their juicy destruction (although motive sounds pure and good)

  54. ashtray says:
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    Which 3 of these RPs should I own:

    Lindstrom
    Shaw
    Rendon
    Familia
    O’Day
    Axford
    Broxton
    Farnsworth
    Gregerson
    Carpenter
    Motte

    • ashtray says:
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      @ashtray: Throw Betances in there too for shits and giggles. Dudes on pace for 150 K’s in 90 IP!

      • Cram It says:
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        @ashtray: Depends what you’re looking for dude. Saves, ratios or 150 k’s?

        • ashtray says:
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          @Cram It: Saves

          • Cram It says:
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            @ashtray: Lindstrom and Rondon are the current closers out of that group, so them. Then probably O’Day

  55. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Glad I pulled the trigger on trading Rosenthal for Homer. I streamed Beckett last night, think he keeps it up? Or is he ok to drop for Gausman?

    • Gene Parmesan says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: I’d hold till you see what the O’s are going to do with Gausman.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Gene Parmesan: no matter how long Gausman stays up, go check how Beckett’s been doing and rethink that one.

  56. Tom says:
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    Pick 1 with the most saves ROS and about how many: Johnson, Gregerson, Doolittle, Qualls, Farnsworth, Familia, O’Day, Shaw, Ziegler, Webb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: O’Day — 12

  57. booya says:
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    Drop Tillman, Beckett or Hammel for Keuchel in a K/9 league?

    Thanks

    • booya says:
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      @booya: Actually, can you tell me how you’d rank these four guys for a H2H K/9 league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @booya: Beckett, Keuchel

  58. booya says:
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    Start Montero vs the Yankees today?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @booya: I am

  59. Silky says:
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    Need to make room for Anibal in a shallow H2H points league. Which of the following SP’s is the last one out?:

    Minor
    Hudson
    Salazar
    Kennedy
    Chavez

    • supra says:
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      @Silky: If it’s truly a shallow league, throw Kennedy back and keep Hudson who’s been the best of that group so far. If he falters, should be easy to find another SP pickup. If it’s not a keeper, I might dump Salazar… depends on how shallow.

  60. 740 says:
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    Hey Grey, going forward Familia or O’Day?

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Familia

  61. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey,

    A
    Rizzo
    A Jones

    B
    C Davis
    Choo

    Obp and Slg instead of avg, keeper

  62. JeF With 1 F says:
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    As a Met fan i am going to miss Yankee Stadium…Between the stadium and the yankee pitching, even Ruben Tejada looked like a Major League player…..and thats hard to do.

  63. BTD says:
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    Who to drop for O’Day in a 16 team H2H keeper? Very thin pitching in the FA pool.

    Alex Wood (really don’t want to)
    Alfredo Simon (next start vs SD)
    Cody Allen (I’m hopeful)
    Matt Linstrom (love the one you’re with, but I’m sure he’ll lose the job at some point)
    Brandon McCarthy
    Xander Bogaerts (my only bench bat)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BTD: Simon

  64. Keith says:
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    Familia or O’Day for final bullpen spot?

  65. Just Busted says:
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    Hi Grey!
    Team one: Kuechel or Gausman for Masterson, or still hold?
    Team two: Kuechel or Gausman for Quintana, or still hold? (don’t laugh)

    Thanks!

    • Brown L says:
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      @Just Busted:
      1) Masterson
      2) Keuchel

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Brown L: in 1 drop gausman for masterson

  66. MF Flume says:
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    Pick two to start today:

    AJ Burnett vs. LAA
    Corey Kluber @ TOR
    Ian Kennedy @ CIN
    Wily Peralta vs. PIT

    SON likes AJ the most today, but I think all four of these guys could put up diamond deluxe stank.

  67. J-Money says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How do you ranks these guys ROS?

    Kennedy, Kuechel, Kluber, Gausman, and Pomeranz

    Thanks!

  68. Bob says:
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    was offered strasburg for pujols straight up. would you accept the offer?

  69. Nick M says:
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    Is Butler droppable in a 12 team points league with two Util, a DH, CI, and MI or should he come around? I could pick up Kurt Suzuki or Devin Mesoraco to move my current C to DH, or pick up Collabello for DH.

  70. Five-On-One says:
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    Pick 1 – Scooter, Ackley, Espinosa, Weeks, Odor, AsCab

    Pick 3 – Cain, Venable, Pablo, Fowler, Maybin, Soriano, Reddick, DeJesus

    Pick 2 – Navaro, Ruiz, Grandal

    Pick my nose. OK, maybe below the humor level for most on this board, but Grey must have at least 5 readers who are in the second grade, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: Espinosa, Reddick, Cain, Pablo, not Navaro

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: Gracias.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Five-On-One: it might not be that low level, for a dude with a name about masturbation, as sung by a guy named lizard.

  71. Johnny Podres says:
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    Liriano or Cingrani going forward?

  72. chilicheeseconey says:
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    You starting Salazar tomorrow @ TOR?

  73. steveV says:
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    Is it best to try ODay or stick with Axford and hope he gets it back?

  74. El Famous Burrito says:
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    WTF is an emoji? Nevermind, I probably won’t care in 5 minutes…

    Who to keep for rest of season in 12-T points league, Gerardo Parra or Khris Davis?

  75. Hurling Darvishes says:
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    Cargo/fielder for Jose abreu/Darvish. Which side?

  76. SMLV1 says:
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    My SPs and RPs – Shields, Santana, Fister, Chavez, Eovaldi, Porcello, Wheeler, Gausman, Rosenthal, Papelbon and T. Hunter.

    With Hunter blowing all these saves, I plan on dropping Wheeler(Should have listened to you weeks ago Grey and dropped his ass) for Saves. Who do I pick up?

    Shaw, Allen, O’Day, Gregerson, Doolittle or Familia?

  77. Relsh says:
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    Is there any point to keeping Khris Davis and Matt Garza on my roster?

    12 team mixed h2h

    Cheers

  78. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    Cows give more milk when they listen to music.

  79. Steve says:
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    Are Archie Bradley and Skaggs a fair offer for Cueto? Think it’s a good idea to give up the young talent?

    • Jason says:
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      @Steve: As a Cueto owner, I’d reject that offer the instant I received it.

  80. Matt says:
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    How soon could we be seeing Matt Davidson? Is he worth a stash in big bench dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Maybe midseason, not really

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Grey: I’m here watching the Giants and Braves and comes the 6th inning and the braves are putting Alex Wood in to pitch! WTF!!! And i have him in my lineup in a weekly lineup league in which he was suppose to make a start this week…i take the fernandez loss now this…..should i hold on to him or do you think these braves are gonna keep floyd and harang in there?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I went over Wood last week

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Matt: sorry dont know why i put that there…my heads is all fucked up from losing fernandez now wood smh

  81. Pope says:
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    12 Team H2H Keeper, Std 5×5

    1.) Give A. Gordon ($17) and Rodney ($1) for Cespedes ($17)?

    2.) Give Pujols ($23) and A. Gordon ($17) for J. Abreu ($8)?

    4.) Even though this is a keeper, are you fine dropping Jo-Fer ($16)?

    • Pope says:
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      @Pope: 5.) Give A. Gordon ($17), T. Frazier ($3), and Rodney ($1) for J. Upton ($23)?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Pope: 2, 3 4) Sure

        • Pope says:
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          @Grey: Thanks mang

  82. Tonyb says:
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    Hutchinson or Keuchel?

    • Gene Parmesan says:
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      @Tonyb: Keuchel

  83. Q says:
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    Speculating on Saves. B Shaw or O’Day?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Shaw

  84. Big W says:
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    Morning Grey!

    SON not liking Wily Peralta vs pirates… What do you think? Start or bench?

    Thanks in advance!

  85. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Will I get Fistered with that match-up @Arizona? It’s still his spring training, might have to hold back.

  86. jmill says:
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    Frieri: 11.02 K/9, 2.20 BB/9

    Quit hating brah. Yes, of course I own Frieri. Stop looking at me like that.

  87. Wilsonian says:
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    H2H Keeper league where we keep 5 (4 for 2 years and 1 FOR-EV-ER). Would you deal Morneau and Arenado for Bumgarner and a streaming spot?

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

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: would you rather deal the zombino VMart or Morneau in the package with Arenado? And would you rather lose Pedro or Arenado?

        My “expendable guys” are Morneau, VMart, Pedro, Arenado. I could use to lose 2 of them for an SP.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Wilsonian:

      keeper considerations don’t apply to any of those guys .

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @costaricanchata: depending on what Arenado does the rest of the season, he has the potential. But I’m smellin’ what you’re steppin’ in…

  88. danny almonte says:
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    someone has to ask……
    drop stroman for gausman?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @danny almonte: Gausman has the higher ceiling

  89. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    In other fantasy news, Trevor Bauer took a Great Dane sized dump 66 feet from home plate yesterday in Rochester. Gave up three walks, four homeruns, 6ER in 5.2.

    Don’t. Trust. Him. For Yahweh’s sake, don’t trust him.

  90. SMLV1 says:
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    Bench 1…

    (77)Holliday facing J. Hammel
    (90)Rios facing Feldman
    (114)Rizzo facing Wacha

  91. Sniff Test says:
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    Doolittle or familia?

  92. Wade boggs says:
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    Too quick to be dropping Beltran? Options to pick up would be Eric young, smyly, Casey Jansen. Currently have Ozuna in Beltrans place with marte on the bench healing. Thanks in advance as always.

  93. Steve D. says:
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    Alex Wood droppable in a 10 team redraft? Will they really keep this kid out of the rotation in favor of Floyd???

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Steve D.: rumor is they’re going to a 6 man rotation for a little while. Basically until Harang or Floyd realize they aren’t really that good and Wood should stay in the rotation. I picked him back up today just in case that happens. He was my 3rd best SP behind Mad Max and Teheran.

  94. frankgrimes says:
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    Yo grey
    ROS Fudgie the Whale or Cookie Puss?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @frankgrimes: Cookie Puss….No Brainer

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Maybe i just tend to go with anything that starts with PUSS

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • Chicken Dinner says:
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            @Grey: Seems to end with puss, no?

            • JeF With 1 F says:
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              @Chicken Dinner: Oh…I must have blocked out “Cookie” in my mind

  95. Who Who says:
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    Dallas Keuchel or Ublado Jimenez?
    Head to Head leagues

  96. Ryan says:
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    I’ve got silly amounts of hitting… that being said:

    Would you trade EE for Felix straight up?

  97. LT says:
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    It is “out the wahzoo” not up. You are totally right. Like I’m making money out the wahzoo. Making money up the wahzoo is a whole other scene. 12 team h2h roto. More value this year from Stroman or Beckett where wins and losses count? EY or Dickerson as my 6th OF when steals aren’t desperately needed but appreciated. (Have coco, yelich and Hamilton)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LT: That’s what I’m saying! Beckett

  98. Fish says:
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    Yahoo 7×7 H2H with OPS, hits & QS, k/9

    I get David Ortiz, Romo, Anibal and give up Teheran, K-Rod, Moss.

    Thoughts?

  99. Tbone2917 says:
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    Smugly, Estrada, Niese, Roark, or Wood. Who do you like the best for the rest of the year?

  100. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Grey, why no real love for Murphy? I think it’s safe to say, at this point, that he has improved and his sb’s from last year are legit. I know you weren’t high on him preseason based on last year possibly being an aberration, but he is doing it again this year.

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @Grey: But for some reason you still like Segura? Just trying to see the logic here..ha.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Segura has 10+ homer power and 40-steal speed…

          • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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            @Grey: Just hard to see segura having
            More value than Murphy at this point. Segura isn’t getting it done since second half of last year, where as Murphy has. Just for kicks and giggles Murphy is on pace for 13 hr 34sb and over 100 runs. 100/10-15/30 appeares to be reasonably attianable.

            • JeF With 1 F says:
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              @JoeMorgan’sMustache: When i read this in my mind, i am reading it in Joe Morgans Voice….I cant help it.

  101. The Guillentine says:
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    Qualls, Joe Smith or Familia for most saves for ROS? Pick two. Thanks!

  102. AJ says:
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    Start or sit Vargas vs Colorado?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @AJ: I wouldnt even let him out of the clubhouse

  103. Pete says:
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    Need to sit a closer today: Kenley v. Miami, Perkins v. Boston, or Frieri @ Philly. Which do you think?

  104. the_hungary_hippo says:
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    Don’t forget to add Rios and Moobs to that HR Derby

    Stroman droppable? Or we still holding?

    • the_hungary_hippo says:
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      @the_hungary_hippo: Wright/Hosmer/Rios/Moobs all on my team… so there’s that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @the_hungary_hippo: I hear ya… I’d prefer to hold Stroman but depends on other factors

  105. Blanky says:
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    Keep Jean Machi or pick up O’Day
    Categories for P are W/SV/ERA/WHIP/Kper9

    For Players should i keep Semien/Miller or drop 1 of them and pick up Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blanky: O’Day… Miller

  106. Lville Jim says:
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    “That’s Beane reaming out Melvin” Ewwww. Somewhere Michael Sam is anxiously awaiting a phone call hoping he’s drafted by the A’s.

  107. K-dawg says:
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    A. Escobar or Aybar ? ROS for 10 team h2h

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @K-dawg: Escobar

  108. mike says:
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    How about trading bautista for cliff Lee and Jansen or kimbrel?
    Thanks for the help!

  109. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, start or bench?

    Richards vs PHI
    Burnett vs LAA
    Fister vs ARI
    Peralta vs PIT

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Bench, start, start, start

  110. J-MoneyIV says:
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    12 Team Roto 6×6 (OPS,QS)

    Which side in the trades below?
    Team A has Donaldson, Goldy, and pitching depth. Team B needs a closer and two top 10 ranked 3B.

    1
    Team A gets: Beltre/Wright
    Team B gets: Seager, Lindstrom/Rondon

    2
    Team A gets: Beltre/Wright, Kennedy
    Team B gets: Seager, Lindstrom/Rondon, Cashner/Zimmermann
    3
    Team A gets: Beltre/Wright, Kennedy
    Team B gets: Fielder, Lindstrom/Rondon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-MoneyIV: 1. Beltre 2. Beltre 3. Beltre

  111. Scooter G says:
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    10 team 5×5 categories trade D Gordon and Liriano for I Desmond or hold? I would pick up Richards or Gee with open spot.

  112. UWS The Man says:
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    5×5 Roto 14 team league

    I desperately need SP (injuries galore) and am in first in all offensive cats.

    Would you give my Jose Abreu for either Tanaka or Verlander? Already have Goldschmidt at first and can plug in Frazier to fill Abreu’s corner slot. Should I be asking for more?

    Thanks!

  113. ERad says:
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    There’s so many comments! Glad I could contribute my .0001 cents

    SON has Ian Kennedy as a $9.9 – trotting him out there?

  114. Mike says:
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    Please rank these SPs ROS.. Tillman, Peavy, Keuchel, Erlin. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Keuchel, Tillman

  115. Poop Flies says:
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    does Josh Reddick for Jessie Chavez in a 12 team AL only roto 5×5 seem relatively fair to you with one team needeing some pitching and the other needing the power batÉ I need the pitching and was wondering if razzball believes in the long reliever turned starter with the emphasis on the cutter over the fastball….

  116. Billy Blue says:
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    Gomes vs. Rosario vs. Ramos ROS? Gomes has been pretty solid late, but Rosario has a better record the past two years, versus Ramos’s pre-injury power upside. I own Gomes. Do you drop for either of the others?

  117. jvill says:
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    with weiters on DL I picked up Norris, should I pick up Mesoraco instead someone just dropped him. Is Keuchel or Gausman worth picking up and dropping Archer. I have Minor, Porcello, Teheran, Eovaldi and hopefully Anibal soon.

    • jvill says:
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      kluber is also available @jvill:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jvill: Hold…Kluber

      • jvill says:
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        Thanks!@Grey:

  118. Maliciouc Phenom says:
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    Trade my Pujols for his King Felix..10 team roto league. I would Mauer to 1B and Mesoraco to C. Also Fatt Adams and Texerira are on waivers for 1B..thanks

  119. doghat666 says:
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    11 team, 10×10 roto, keeper, daily auction league
    Hit categories Std 5 + OPS, D+T, K’s, Hits, Stolen Bases Allowed
    Pitch categories Std 5 + Innings, W-L, Holds, K/9, BAA

    C W Ramos
    C M Montero
    1B Votto
    2B Rendon
    3B Arenado
    SS A Escobar
    MI D Gordon
    CI Rizzo
    OF Stanton
    OF Ellsbury
    OF Yoenis
    OF Aoki
    OF Springer
    DH Seager
    BN Gyorko
    BN Beltran

    SP Kershaw SP Cobb-DL
    SP Shields SP Cingrani-DL
    SP Bailey
    SP Cole
    SP Porcello
    SP Eovaldi
    SP Richards
    SP Gausman
    RP Stroman
    RP Street
    RP F Rodriguez
    RP Frieri
    RP J Benoit

    I was offered VMart for GRichards or Eovaldi, this is a no brainer right? Trade Richards?

  120. Beastman says:
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    Hoes. Now that’s comedy.

    Trade Desmond for Segura? Deep 16 team H2H with weekly FAAB, so no streaming for SAGNOF. I can spare the power for much-speed, but Segura hasn’t looked great so far (not that Desmond has been lights out either), and his well-documented post-All-Star collapse last year is concerning.

  121. jaw says:
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    drop shaw for o’day? my closers are aroldis, tommy hunter and shaw. 12 team

    • jaw says:
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      @jaw:

      could also drop one of garza or masterson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw: Garza

  122. booty says:
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    Keuchel or archer? Speaking of Keuchel, Keuchel or Harang?

  123. Price says:
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    Grey,

    What do you expect from Cuddyer when he comes back? I was thinking about dealing him in the next few days for Salazar or Archer. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Price: Salazar is fair

  124. BG says:
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    13 team obs qs roto draft picks

    Puig (21st keeper for one more year) 2nd and 5th for Wainright, Jansen, Garaz 16th and 26th?

    Need pitching bad :-(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BG: Waino side then

  125. Sad Keanu says:
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    Frieri over Balfour?

  126. Wake Up says:
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    Hunter = 11
    O’Day = 2

    Hunter will be fine. He’s totally gonna be fine. He’ll be fine right? It’s not gonna be OK, is it? No! Women lie when they say that…everything’s gonna be OK…just calm down…there’s no need to punch a hole through the windshield just because T Hunter had T Hunter struck out and the nice umpire man made a silly little mistake…Hunter had Hunter…Surviving the Game is a different story, he said as he sipped his Ice tea…

  127. Ben. says:
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    In a league that has Categories for Saves and for Holds…. who should I drop? Who is dead weight, and not worth the flier?

    John Axford
    Cody Allen
    Bryan Shaw
    Rex Brothers
    Joe Smith
    Jonathan Broxton

    My only closer is Ernesto Frieri. So I’ve been waiting to SAGNOF again this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben.: Axford, Brothers

  128. J-FOH says:
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    10,000 tears? I had to get an IV for dehydration over all the tears I spilled over JoFer.

  129. Joe says:
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    Just picked up Gausman today, but saw Cingrani is due back on Saturday. Would you drop any of the following SPs for Cingrani? He was good for me last year, but I won’t lie: the FIP and XFIP look bad, the HR rate unsustainable, and the walk rate is much too high.

    Pitchers I could drop for Cingrani: Lynn, Eovaldi, Salazar, Gausman. (I could also mention K-Rod, Cishek, and Frieri, but I usually keep three closers in a yahoo league, unless you hate that idea).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Gausman

  130. Mikey P. says:
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    Would you drop Jason Castro for Kurt Suzuki. I got Rosario on the bench waiting to come back from the DL.

  131. SON Rules! Streamed Beckett and started Minor, nice, then decided not to stream Pomeranz at the last minute after I streamed Masterson and he self destructed..lol..Can’t win them all, but I love trying..

  132. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    Have Farnsworth and Familia which I hate cause they equal 1 shit closer using 2 roster spots. Would you drop 1/both for O’Day and/or Motte?

  133. beyond says:
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    Please rank ROS

    Grandal, Castro, Zunino.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

  134. John says:
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    Few comments from buck on Gausman…..AKA Please pitch good!!!!

    He wouldn’t elaborate on whether Gausman will get multiple starts or if the pitching prospect could be sent down after Wednesday’s start.
    “I’m going to wait to see how everything goes. I’m not going to commit one way or the other. It’s just kind of where we are, and we felt like the adjustment was something we needed to make,” he said. “We had the flexibility to do it, and we’ll see how it shakes out.”

    Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/blog/bal-showalter-talks-gausman-rotation-bundy-reimold-20140513,0,7308350.story#ixzz31hndp000

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  135. Jason says:
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    C. Crawford, D. Brown, or K. Davis as my last OF? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brown

  136. JFK says:
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    Which two for today?
    Kluber v. Jays
    Fister v. Dbacks
    Montero v. Yanks

    I COULD run all three out there, but feels like that’d just be compounding the risk to my ERA/WHIP getting blown-up exponentially! (Although…I do kinda want to roll them all out.)

    Also, Matty Carp or Machado for my Util slot today?
    Not sure what’s up w/Carp, but it’s been pretty painful seeing his Ohfers after having drafted him in the 4th round; only reason this is a toss-up is because Machado is going up against Verlander today.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start all 3… Machado

  137. Frank D. says:
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    Rondon, Shaw or O’Day for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon

  138. Cold Never Bother Sonny Gray says:
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    Longoria for Ellsbury in a 10 team 5×5 league with OBP I need steals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo, get cheaper steals

  139. John says:
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    Looking to drop Hunter and pick up Gregerson but in the longer term should I just roster Axford. Or hold and add axford after like 3-4 clean innings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Axford over Hunter

      • john says:
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        @Grey: ? So forget axford? And just add greg?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Forget Axford

  140. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: what should I spend in 250 FAAB on Gausman?

    Also, Rasmus or Venable for this season? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $12….Venable

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

    give- Madison Bumgarner
    get- Anthony Rizzo

    should I be aiming higher for Bumgarner?

    • SpecialFNK says:
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      @SpecialFNK:
      you missed.

  142. E says:
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    How would you rank:
    Kennedy, Kluber, Estrada, Leake, Beckett

    W, K, ERA, WHIP

    • E says:
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      Beckett @ NYM @ PHI
      @E: Forgot pls include Cingrani as well

      • E says:
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        @E: disregard Beckett oops

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy, Kluber, Beckett

  143. Andrew says:
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    Would you stream Doubront at Minn today in 12 teamer? SON has him at $9 but he’s been bad this year..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  144. Oppo Taco says:
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    Scherzer over wacha in a keeper? Close?
    Would you trade rizzo for Cobb? I’m not feeling it, thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes…No

  145. Kyman says:
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    Been offered Starlin Castro for Alex Cobb. My SS is a black hole of suck. Went heavy on offense and have been streaming SPs for stats so I feel like Cobb is less valuable to my teams setup.

    Do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • Kyman says:
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        OH?

  146. joe from point pleasant says:
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    Back to the wall this week… Need to start one of these losers. Possibly two. Who are your 1st and 2nd choices?

    Milone vs CWS (Rienzo)
    Odorizzi @ Sea (Maurer)
    Tepesch @ Hou (Feldman)

    Tepesch has been very hot in the minors of late… 1 er in his last 3 starts including a CG shutout.

    Thanks G!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi, Tepesch

  147. OaktownSteve says:
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    Careless Whisper…

    There’s no team that’s more fun to root for anywhere in American sports than the Oakland A’s right now.

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I’m digging out my bash brothers poster and Rollie Fingers autographed baseball

    • Goose says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Besides the amazingness of using that song, what’s also amazingness is that it’s WORKED – Reddick has gone 4-for-8 with a dinger.

      The question is, OTS, what song should be the new 8th inning tune this year? Was talking about this the other night with some friends – it’s time to move on from the Call Me Maybe/2 Legit 2 Quit era… it’s time for a new summer jam!

  148. The Big Yabu says:
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    Liriano tonight — start or sit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  149. Regan says:
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    Funny thing about the Mariners this year they are hitting lefties .237 and righties .233 and actually have a better record against lefties this year. Thanks to Cano and Zunino and Ackley. Now Jones is looking pretty good against them. Got the lead off spot last night and led off with a double against Price. Really like this kid! F**k Rodney in the f hole!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Won’t be like that by end of the year

  150. Ben. says:
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    Alex Gordon or Brandon Phillips?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  151. Coco krispie says:
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    Grey
    Cano or bogaerts obp keeper league the next 3 years?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  152. Oz says:
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    I’m glad Pittsburgh will miss the playoffs because they’d rather have an extra year of control over Polonco than make the playoffs. I can’t stand the Super2 rule, it encourages cheap teams to keep MLB-ready talent in AAA so the owner can save a $$. The dirty little secret about American sports is that teams exist to MAKE money and if they win that’s just an added bonus. That’s my quick rant…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Oz: it sounds like you should get the league to put in a real cap like in hockey or football to make sure all teams can actually compete long term with rich teams. until that happens teams are much better off planning for the future (esp poor ones). plus are you really sure PIT makes the playoffs from an extra 4-6 weeks of one player?

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: a fairly apt metaphor here is someone who still has sex with the hot girl even though you don’t have birth control. that sure was a fun night huh, now herpes and pregnancy show up. and look, she’s the kind of girl that actually wants to keep this baby. neat!, so yr left diseased, and probably need to flee town, all cause you couldn’t wait to get condoms.

  153. Smell The Glove says:
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    Lost Wieters, go with Derek Norris, Yan Gomes or Steve Clevenger? And do I hang onto Wieters on the chance it isn’t as dire as season ending surgery? Have more guys on the DL than I have slots. 12 team keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomes

  154. Ray says:
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    Arenado/A-Gon/Hudson for Ortiz/Rosario/Gordon?

    • Ray says:
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      @Ray: Alex Gordon that is, not Dee.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  155. Ben. says:
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    How would you rank these guys?

    Rizzo, Hosmer, Cano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano, Rizzo

  156. los locos says:
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    Beckett or Tillman ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckett

  157. Jay says:
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    is tillman a streamer in a 10 tm league?

    Looking to drop him and grab Milone for today’s start and then grab Keuchel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, but I wouldn’t touch Milone

  158. Maxi says:
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    Padres are in COL this wknd. Pick up Carlos “El Vidrio” Quentin to replace Aoki or A.J. Pollock? need someone to get me some SB this week because I have no speed.

    I could also drop The Cron or Andrelton.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Maxi: Quentin doesn’t steal bases

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop Cron

      • Maxi says:
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        @Grey: I agree, Quentin while healthy better option than Cron.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Maxi:

      quentin won’t get you sb ‘s .

      • Maxi says:
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        @costaricanchata: I’m aware quentin doesnt get SB haha… I’m keeping Pollock and Aoki for that reason

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Maxi: if you knew that, why would you ask if you should drop either aoki/pollack when you need steals for quentin?

  159. Bob says:
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    how do you rank these arms ROS?
    liriano quintana salazar keuchel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar, Liriano

  160. Steve Stevenson says:
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    10 tm H2H limited moves league. Pitching cats are W, L, ER, K, HLD, WHIP and NSV, so RP are favored, along with a handful of elite starts per week to meet IP minimum. I’m in 1st and have 17 moves left this year (more than most teams in the lg). I traditionally carry 6-7 SP, 3 CL and 2 MR in this league, though the move to net SV reduces the value of both closers and MRs. With Anibal and Cobb almost back, my staff will be:

    SP–Greinke, Anibal, Teheran, Cobb, Kazmir, Porcello, Archer
    RP–Soria, Frieri, C. Allen, Siegrist

    Use a move to drop Archer, or hold? I could add Rondon if you think he’ll keep the Cubs gig, Shaw or J Smith to lock up the CLE/LAA SV/HLD situations, a top MR (Ziegler, C-Mart, Carpenter, O’Day), or a 7th SP (Beckett, Kluber, Kennedy, Richards, Keuchel, Smyly).

    Also, would you try to trade a SP for an elite closer, given my excess and the available SP options?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold your moves…Sure, depends what SP you’re trading

  161. Ben. says:
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    You starting your boy Corey Kluber in Toronto tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  162. Regan says:
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    Surprised you still trust Liriano after his last 3 disasters. I cut him on 3 teams. Think I was to hasty? Guess I’m a little gunshy when it comes to him. Been burned a few times by that cat! He does run kinda hot/cold.

  163. E says:
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    Gausman or Salazar ROS roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  164. Big Magoo says:
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    Very curious to see how Gausman fares today and if he’ll end up sticking in the O’s rotation. The matchup against Detroit isn’t as imposing as it might seem. JD Martinez, Kelly, Holaday, and Worth are in the lineup today, and Kelly is one of only two left handed hitters that Gausman will have to face. Not exactly the ’27 Yanks. That being said, I’m hesitant to start him until he proves that he can last beyond the 6th inning and that there are no lingering effects from his recent bout with pneumonia. Feels like the O’s are waiting for him to put it all together and give them a reason not to send him back down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, agreed…

  165. Long Bawls says:
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    I just searched for Kurt Suzuki in my league and, because I have better things to do than type out a whole name, relied on the text suggestor. Nobody came up, because I’d accidentally typed the first three letters as S-U-X. But then I was like: no, that’s right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  166. Swfcdan says:
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    Gausman rockin the Tyler Clippard glasses, throwing GAS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  167. Gabe says:
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    Kev Gaus, Marcus stroman or Andrew Heaney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  168. Big W says:
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    One more question… Hittertron liking Todd Frazier at home against Ian Kennedy a bit more than K Davis at home against Liriano.

    I know Davis has a good history against Liriano so was wondering about your opinion… Who gets my final Utility spot today?

    Thanks again in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  169. Plumbing4 says:
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    Wil Myers and Ozuna for Rizzo and Soria?

    Fair? which side?

    I could replace Ozuna with Morneau or Yelich as a different hitter

    or replace Ozuna with Salazar or Lincecum if SP might work best.

    thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  170. Sky

    Sky says:
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    FOr Daft Punk fans. Kick ass re-up of Doing It Right. You’re welcome:

  171. Alex says:
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    I just got offered Ben Zobrist/Ian Desmond for my Jose Reyes/Dee Gordon. Thinking I should absolutely take this. Whatcha think, Grey?

    Roto, 10 team, Redraft. Bats: http://imgur.com/LJYSl3F

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t link to images of free agents or your team

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Help me I’m poor.

    • Busher says:
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      @Alex: That’s 95% of your speed. Maybe try a 1 for 1? Zobrist for Dee or Desmond for Reyes?

      • Busher says:
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        @Busher: Then again the law of SAGNOF says that Steals are free (or very cheap) so…

  172. E says:
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    Prince & Verlander too much for Goldy?
    9 team roto 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  173. Chris says:
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    My Wil Myers and Cashner for his Tanaka. Fair? H2H pts league.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Chris: No Good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  174. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    just got Adam Jones for Teheran straight up in a keeper. I have to be real pumped, right? I was starting to like what Julio was dealing down by the schoolyard…

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @SheriffMcRawDawg: Yes….Can you send me the info of the guy who took that offer….i could use him in my leagues

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: haha yeah. I threw it out late yesterday, kinda shocked it went through this morning! I had started for Bruce, but they guy’s a reds fan, said no way, and mentioned he was down on Jones, so I gave him an out haha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  175. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    i don’t use the wahzoo phrase much , but ….

    it’s ” down the P I K E ”
    (not pipe) <=== that doesn't even make sense .

    appreciate your support on this .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I will do my best

  176. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Dude’s been trying to get me to trade Trout all week. The latest offer is Marte, Mad-Bum, and Aroldis.. at what point is it too much to pass up?

    • john says:
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      @Jackie Treehorn: yeah more names doesn’t equal better ? Is it keeper? I would like one his studs and madbum something like that. Who his best bats?

      Grey?

      • Jackie Treehorn says:
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        @john: Agreed more doesn’t make it better. Yes we can keep 3 – but I can’t keep Trout again. He’s also offered Harper, Marte, and Mad-Bum. Sadly, he doesn’t have many good bats. Not sure who I’d drop to make room anyway – best to Hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not that offer

  177. serch says:
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    Please rank top 3 out of Yoga, Niese, Smyly, Dickey, Leake and T. Wood, ROS…gracias!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly, Leake, Niese

      • serch says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Jackie, I dig the way you do business man…now can you make me a White Russian?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  178. Sad Keanu says:
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    I just saw 98 mph gaus.

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Sad Keanu:
      I just saw swiggy stroke a 2 RBI single off him
      I dropped Stroman for him since he has only pitched five innings since being called up
      but curious how rest of this start goes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  179. royce! says:
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    In my 14 tm h2h, I have the freedom to bench Stroman for a while in the hope that he gets in the rotation and kills it. That said, should I drop him for Keuchel? I could also drop Axford (I have Street, Lindstrom, and David Robertson).

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @royce!: it puzzles me why they brought him up to not start. I dropped him in a 12 team but holding in my 15.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Axford

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: After today’s showing, should I just drop Gausman?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  180. Pete says:
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    Which 1 to bench in H2H points format today?
    W +10, QS +5, L -6, ER’s -2, baserunners -1, K’s +2
    Kluber @TOR – $0.5
    Montero v.NYA – $7.6
    Peralta v.PIT – $3.8
    Liriano @MIL – $5.1
    Vargas v.COL – $6.9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vargas

  181. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Doolittle or O’Day?

  182. goodfold2 says:
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    walden just dropped in 20 teamer forever keeper where i already am stashing kelley/santos. cats include holds/RW/k per 9

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: @goodfold2: @goodfold2: question being should i drop either of kelley/santos for walden or no?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Santos

  183. Come at Me Bro says:
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    The Emoticon?? Is he an Autobot or a Decepticon? Do the Tigers have enough energon cubes to sustain him all season?? Inquiring minds want to know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  184. burningbridges247 says:
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    Drop Cody Allen to pick up O’Day? Both are kind of up in the air right now. Just trying to guess which way the wind blows.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  185. Steve D. says:
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    Bit of a pickle with my roster. Team’s been floundering a bit, and I need to swing one or more deals to clear out some space. Have a logjam at third, with Donaldson, Panda and Seager. Of those, Donaldson’s stock is the highest, so he’s my most attractive trade chip. I’m dead last in steals and could use some rotation help. Any ideas?

    Had thought about offering Donaldson for Billy Hamilton, but that’s giving up a lot for him.

    Packaging some guys up is also an option, sending 2 and getting one.

    Thoughts/comments?

    C Salvador Perez, KC
    1B Prince Fielder, Tex
    2B Robinson Cano, Sea
    3B Josh Donaldson, Oak
    SS Ian Desmond, Wsh SS
    2B/SS Alcides Escobar, KC
    1B/3B Kyle Seager, Sea
    OF Alex Rios, Tex
    OF Shin-Soo Choo, Tex
    OF Matt Holliday, StL
    OF George Springer, Hou
    OF Khris Davis, Mil
    UTIL Pablo Sandoval, SF

    Bench Jason Heyward, Atl

    DL Mark Trumbo*, Ari 1B, OF

    P Gerrit Cole, Pit
    P Cole Hamels, Phi
    P Sonny Gray, Oak
    P Lance Lynn, StL
    P Alex Wood, Atl
    P Ervin Santana, Atl
    P Anibal Sanchez*, Det

    P Joe Nathan, Det
    P Addison Reed, Ari
    P Grant Balfour, TB
    P Darren O’Day, Bal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d get cheaper steals

      • Steve D. says:
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        @Grey:

        That I can do. As for the consolidate/pitching… Cole and Donaldson for Homer Bailey an overpay?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  186. blindnuts says:
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    Fielder for Iwakuma and Anibal….which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder

  187. goodfold2 says:
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    finally benched pujols after his 1-26 streak for a.gordon (steal yesterday), now i look stupid. oops. watch pujols underperform gordon (taking bets) tomorrow when i put him back in.

  188. Let ARoid Play! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Would you add Gyorko over Sandoval or even Ozuna? I realize he plays a different position than Marcel, but I could keep him on my Bench.

    12 Team Yahoo H2H with OPS and Holds.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Ozuna

  189. nick the dick says:
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    Grabbed gausman and montero for today but am gonna drop one for o’day. Which one do I send packing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly Gausman

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @nick the dick: wait and see…not sure if gausman is getting more then one start yet…..If all things are equal id drop montero

  190. Tracy says:
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    Struggling with choices:

    Rosario or Mesoraco ROS?
    Lincecum or Pomeranz ROS?
    M Cabrera or Ozuna ROS?

    Once again, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario…Lincecum…Melky

  191. stonepie says:
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    my cobb for his werth? looking for some more power in the OF but landing a stud is so tough without overpaying. werth is an undervalued guy imo and both guys are injury risks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  192. Swfcdan says:
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    Trade Kazmir for Balfour if you have enough starters and could use saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  193. Joeg414 says:
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    Need steals, is giving up Ozuna too much for Bonifacio ?
    Mixed daily 6×6 roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  194. frankgrimes says:
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    I’m off to ATT Mad Bum vs Terehan Sweet match up!
    look for the honey pearry vape cloud bout six rows up from right field bullpen
    I will tell mr pence you said hello

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      , that’s exactly what I’m vaping right now…. Enjoy!

  195. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Drop aoki for bj upton? Smoak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  196. John says:
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    Looks like Gausman is getting bit tired actually here in the 4th inning. Pitching ok but as hes tired location and velocity suffering. I hope he stays and could be I could also see them saying to go down for maybe 3 more starts build strength and come back up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, seeing the same thing

  197. Swfcdan says:
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    Garret Richards is throwing SMOKE. Is he a “start everytime out” guy now?

  198. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Quintana or Lincecum ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lincecum

  199. and1mcgee says:
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    who is Davis Ortiz … I am barely over explaining Michael Sam to my kids … I mean, a man with two first names?! But I will implode if I now have to explain a man with two LAST names to them!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oops

  200. Pete says:
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    Would you drop Alex Wood to grab Kluber and start tonight against TOR in a 10 team 5×5 QS league in which I’m crushing it in all pitching categories (except saves) but tracking ahead in IP with a 1500 IP limit? My other SP’s are Scherzer, Teheran, Price, Kazmir, Sonny Gray, and A. Sanchez.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  201. Hawk says:
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    Jason Kipnis – Began hitting off a tee. Okay, so what’s his handicap?

    He plays for the Indians?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  202. Benny the Jet says:
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    have to bench 1 out of these 4:

    Freeman vs Bumgarner, Hosmer vs Chacin, David Wright vs Tanaka, T Frazier vs Ian Kennedy

    thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  203. joshua pyper says:
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    Grey, I need help!

    12 team NFBC

    I have 50 points batting
    15 points pitching

    5th in saves (8 points)
    and then 10th or 11th in W, K, WHIP, ERA

    Frieri
    Hunter
    Soria

    Shields
    Grey
    Liriano
    Beckett
    Hammel
    Harang
    Colon

    DL Cingrani

    Can’t trade, waiver wire looks thin (Dickey, Simon, DLRosa, Mejia, Hughes …)…any advice would be much appreciated!

    • joshua pyper says:
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      @joshua pyper: oops…*Gray! I was daydreaming about you helping my staff…pitching staff that is…not by actually pitching….errrrrr ok ya.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Colon for Dickey

      • joshua pyper says:
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        @Grey: ok I’ll give it a go! Thanks!

  204. Macgyver says:
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    Which closer should I roster? ROS

    Frieri, Shaw, Lindstrom, Rondon, Hawkins, Johnson or O’day?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hawkins

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: wow, who a month and a half ago would’ve EVER thought hawkins is better ROS option than 3 other incumbent closers (mlb ones anyway)

  205. ujoh says:
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    Pick 2, please!

    Lincecum
    Keuchel
    Gee
    Gausman
    Stroman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee, Keuchel

      • blindnuts says:
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        @Grey: Gee to DL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s too bad

  206. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Pujols 2-2 but not running well. Barely scored from 2b on a double and almost got past by Ibanez.

    Time to sell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You got him for his running?

      • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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        @Grey: of course not but we saw his lack of production last yr due to his foot, just hope it’s not rearing it’s ugly head again. For someone who says he’s 100% healthy he runs like my 86yr old grandmother going to early bird special in Boca Raton.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… He could really be 86 years old

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: it was claimed to be sore hamstring, not the dreaded plantar demon. may have led to his 1-26 lately (till today) leading my dumbass to bench him till he had a day like this.

  207. paulzone says:
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    Please rank Keuchel, Beckett and Niese for next few months.

    Cats: w, l, k, gidp, era, whip

    Way behind in pitching with Sale, Sanchez and Cingrani on DL.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckett, Keuchel

  208. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, montero or smyly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly

  209. Swfcdan says:
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    Underwhelmed by Gausman I have to admit. Sure he throws gas but only 2Ks (and 2BBs) and just didnt seem to be fooling anyone (1 K was looking). Very few swinging strikes, hitters just kept fouling him off, and wasn’t impressed with any of his offspeed stuff. He just couldn’t out anyone away.

  210. Jay says:
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    Cargo lite or puig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: would you move beltre for puig if you only had gyorko to back up 3B?

        Other options not great.
        Headley boneface olt mini donkey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

  211. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’m also on my way to Att for a work thing. I’ll be basically on the field just past the 1st base dugouts. Not even seats there…just right on the field. Look for the guy with the green A’s hat.

    Had the nacho three beer breakfast this am.

    Careless whisper

  212. Sniff Test says:
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    kuechel or peavy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keuchel

  213. henncoop says:
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    Starting the following: (200 start limit but on or under pace on the year)
    Wily vs Pitt (slight homer decision but I like what I see ….so far)
    Tehran @ SF (confident)
    Kluber @ Tor ( talk me out of it if you feel different)

    Considering but leaning against starting:
    Hammel @ StL ( despite the total being 6.5 & he dominated them last time I think he gets trouble this time around)
    Montero vs NYY( shiney new toy but 1st start vs Yanks is less then ideal)
    Liriano @ Milw ( despite the talent I want to see a couple of good starts esp on the road against a team that owns the Pirates …although if Braun & Gomez are out & Scooter sits vs the LHP it could be tempting)

    What say the razzball nation & Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  214. goodfold2 says:
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    better backup catcher if i already have d’arnaud locked up till end of 2017 (but right now for the backup job, just this season contract), recker or ellis (i’ve got both but ellis is coming off DL). clearly don’t need three catchers. if ellis is better answer i’m willing to sacrifice having a guaranteed catcher every day the NYM play to gamble that it’s rare both ellis/d’arnaud have same day off (which often does happen to some catchers on sundays)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      d’Arnaud

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: sorry, question wasn’t whether to drop the 2nd best catcher prospect D’arnaud, but to drop either recker or ellis as ellis comes off DL. maybe i get lucky and D’arnaud goes DL and i keep both ellis/recker for short term.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Ellis

  215. j.b. says:
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    Please pick one to sit:

    Hughes vs Bos
    Montero vs NYY
    WY Chen @ KC
    Tillman @ KC
    Milone vs CWS

    SON says Tillman should sit..

    • Cram It says:
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      @j.b.: Hughes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes

  216. Sniff Test says:
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    Darin Ruf might be activated over the weekend. What type of value does he have? More than a bench bat of Parra or Fransico ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  217. burningbridges247 says:
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    Braun for Votto? 10 Team roto and I already have Goldy (Au SHIZZ, ya’ll!) as my 1B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

  218. Jay says:
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    Which 3B is best bet going forward?
    Headley boneface olt mini donk gyorko?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  219. pwire says:
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    Which side do you like?
    Freeman and A.Hill for S.Gray and Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  220. J-FOH says:
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    Hey OTS, JayWrong taking shots at Oakland yesterday on the radio….cust kayin’

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @J-FOH:

      What did he say that presumably revealed that he’s never been here?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @OaktownSteve: everyone who grows up in Oakland either moves or dies.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @J-FOH: I forgot to add a third subset, and those are the ones who end up in jail.

  221. Janssen with the Stars says:
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    Trade my Sale and Marte for Scherzer and Bonifacio? My staff really can’t afford to lose Sale if he goes down again. OF would look like:

    OF-Jones
    OF-Melky
    OF-Bonifacio
    UTIL- Rizzo
    DL-Bruce

    Once Bruce is back, Bonifacio moves to bench bat SAGNOF and can sub him in and out with A. Hill at 2B and Frazier at 3B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  222. henncoop says:
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    Feeling better after losing JoFer … Yesterday I had Detroit down 1-0 in the 9th with $$ on the runline -1.5 runs for a +150 payout & Miggy blasts 3 run homer… after a reversed call & a walk when the Tigers were down to their last strike …perhaps my luck has changed.

    I guess with the help of Razzball, I just stream pitching & count on what must be a decent offense to take the championship despite losing my top 3 SPs on that team,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  223. Game of Throws says:
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    Drop Gausman for Pomeranz?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  224. Jacks says:
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    Of course, RZimm’s thumb has not healed. It will never heal! Stuck with Bogaerts at third for a while longer. Can’t drop him as he’s too valuable in a keeper league. DAMN! Really hate Bogaerts. Soon as he has a hot streak I’m going to try my hardest to pawn him off for some real present production. He will get hot at some point, right? On pace for less than 30 RBIs hitting in the BoSox lineup. I did not think that was even possible ….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

  225. Rondell says:
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    Keuchel, Porcello, Bauer, Gee, ROS

    Aoki, Arenado, Pablo, Billy Butler, Matt Adams ROS ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee, Arenado

  226. Jon says:
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    Would you drop Rajai to add O’Day?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  227. Hondo says:
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    Blackmon for Gio?

    I put in an off of Blackmon and Lackey for Davish,which I expect to get rejected and want to come back with a counter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

  228. Chicagifornia says:
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    My Eaton/Tillman for Kemp was rejected.

    Thoughts on Eaton/Tillman for Brantley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try it

  229. mike says:
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    Why do I see you hating on Garrett Richards Grey? You seem to not like him very much. I see a young stud in the making.. hes walks are down. His velicty is up to 96/97. His slider and cutter are devastating, he gets Ks on a good team for Ws… whats not to like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t hate him

  230. Steve Stevenson says:
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    10 tm 7×7 (L & IP) H2H, Kazmir or Porcello ROS? What level closer would you accept for one of them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kazmir…Soriano

  231. Swfcdan says:
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    Verlander and Heyward FOR Strasburg and Ortiz

    Which side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is it close?

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Depends how much you weigh the opening part of the season. Preseason rankings would prefer JV/Heyward no question.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Preseason would have Ortiz above Heyward and Strasburg above Verlander…

          • Swfcdan says:
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            @Grey: Ortiz above Heyward really? Wow. I’ve offered it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He was in my preseason rankings

  232. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    shout outs to
    A. King of Sagnof!
    B. Pedroia of Hawaii (he’s BACK)

  233. Mr. Glass says:
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    Decided to type in gausman in the find on page action after his start today, and it was fairly amusing lol who should I drop for gausman turned to who should I drop gausman for real quick

    (I added him yesterday I got goosed by gaus)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  234. goodfold2 says:
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    and THIS is the Burnett i remember from his bad starts last year. not the this year version i benched pujols for today

  235. Oppo Taco says:
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    Which trade do you prefer of the two
    1. Give rizzo get Scherzer
    Or 2. Give Vmart get wacha
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha

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

    give- Madison Bumgarner.
    get- Jacoby Ellsbury.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  237. Max says:
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    Prince and Tommy Hunter or Freddie Freeman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  238. Bad News Sugarbear says:
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    FWIW (it is worth little), i think the new Orioles closer could be Zach Britton. O’Day has trouble getting lefties out and works better when you have more control over his matchups. Britton’s L/R #’s are about the same, and both pretty great so far this year. Plus Buck has shown some tendency to use failed starters in the 9th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could be

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: one bullpen website who’s shirt i’m wearing right now also says that about britton, ranking him ahead of oday.

  239. booya says:
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    Do you think Bailey is worth more than Lawrie or pretty even value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Homer Bailey? It’s not close

  240. ashtray says:
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    12 team H2H

    Austin Jackson or Jered Weaver/Matt Lindstrom

    Just by pure value, no worries about context.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindstrom

  241. blindnuts says:
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    Jordan Zimm and Buster for Prince…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Posey side

      • blindnuts says:
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        @Grey: he countered with Vmart and Zimm for Prince. Would you rather have vmart or posey in that deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Posey

  242. Max says:
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    If I pick up Darren O’Day, who do I drop: Masterson, Salazar, Porcello, Eovaldi, or Fister? It should be noted that I already have Chapman, Perkins, and Street as relievers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Max says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  243. goodfold2 says:
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    in further starterpocalypse Gee’s out with strained lat, and this one likely hits home for more Razzballers.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: good news is I don’t have to drop anybody to activate Cobb in less than 2 weeks. hurrah!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

  244. Poo says:
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    Should I drop Crawford for Odor? I dropped Odor for Montero just earlier this week and nobody picked him up in waivers. So, rank plz: Odor, Wong, Crawford

    • Poo says:
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      @Poo: and do you think odor stays once pro far comes back, realistically? I could see it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brandon Crawford? Yes

      • Poo says:
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        @Grey: carl

  245. nick the dick says:
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    If someone dropped alex wood and he’s really starting Saturday would you grab him to stream for the day? Or is he gonna be all messed up from the back n forth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with him

      • Goose says:
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        @Grey: Today’s quote from Gonzalez says Wood is staying in the bullpen for now… prob at least til Walden returns / Harang or Floyd start sucking … whichever comes first.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes sense at this point

  246. Goose says:
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    Alert: Wong’s back up with the Cards. Give them (and, by extension, me) that quintessential “spark”, you anklebiter!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  247. Poo says:
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    Rephrase my previous question: Carl Crawford, ozuna, odor, Wong. Rank plzzzzzzzz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  248. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    You’re not trading Arenado and McCutchen for Beltre and Polanco are you? That’s gotta be bat-shizz crazy. I was offered that trade today in a 10’team standard points.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  249. John says:
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    Kinda got free spot, i could be patient see what comes up but if Gausman goes down I can drop him for :
    extra 4th closer/in waiting-doolittle gregerson or look out some, motte, axford
    Extra SP Keuchel Montero Mccallister Hutchinson roark
    Extra bat- Lawrie beltran

    What top option from each? 10 team h2h….iown hunter so another closer option may be smart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keuchel

  250. Macgyver says:
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    I have cobb coming back soon who would you drop to place him back in?

    Burnett, Tillman, or Hammel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ask next week

  251. MR.T says:
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    a guy in my league owns Bryce Harper, he’s able to trade him and offered me him for a reliever.

    i own:
    Nathan
    Robertson
    Allen
    Watson

    can i afford to lose either nathan or robertson for harper who wouldn’t be able until July?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade a closer for Harper — Nathan

  252. Paz says:
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    I really hope Teheran doesn’t get blown up by the Giants today…

    his numbers against them are not stellar

    • Paz says:
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      @Paz: welp. not the best start..

  253. Wilsonian says:
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    Alex Wood, who was scheduled to start Saturday, will remain in the bullpen for the time being. Aaron Harang will move up to start Saturday and Gavin Floyd will start the series finale Sunday.

    -According to Fantasy Alarm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s droppable

  254. Howie says:
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    @Grey- 4×4 NL- do you prefer E. Santana or Cain for the remainder of the season? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin

  255. Wilsonian says:
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    Are you following SON and tossing Buttholz out there tomorrow @ MIN or are you pitching Hughes v. BOS or Bedard @ LAA?

    Or do I just hold?

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

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: oops, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: and Skaggs v. TB is out there, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: after these awful games from Teheran and Gausman today, I could use a stream. Still hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stream if you have to…Bedard but I’d prolly just go with SON

  256. John says:
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    Just thinking why would they set Gausman up like that. You could tell he got tired early, on 4 days rest and was just getting off a bout of pneumonia?? kinda weird really

    • John says:
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      @John: Buck says they will bring him on trip but has no idea what next step is, flipping dumb all around.

      Would you still drop him even if he stays in shallower leagues? keuchel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Still drop or? Not sure going to help me as I originally thought?

  257. costaricanchata says:
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    smith , again .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  258. bush says:
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    Rate my trade 1 (worst)- 10 (best):
    Giving up Aroldis & Kluber, Getting Chris Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      9

  259. E says:
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    Fielder, Verlander, Arenado for Rizzo & Strasburg
    Roto 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  260. Nucking Futz says:
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    Sociopath losing loyalty to Frieri??? Should I drop him for Shaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: frieri has been good since demotion, it’s possible they wanted to make sure utley went through frieri.

  261. Wilsonian says:
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    Wow. Wow. What an awful first inning for Teheran.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  262. Robert Loggia says:
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    Hamilton and Bruce are on the shelf. So, I picked up EYJ to play RF. I’ve been watching and want Keuchel, but I’d have to drop Norris, Young, or Chavez to nab him. In a vacuum, I’d drop EYJ, and I could still consider flying without an RF for a few days til Ham or Bruce come back. I use Norris to bolster behind Mauer, and obviously Chavez is Chavez. My rotation’s pretty solid, but Chavez would surely get scooped off waivers. A little help with my conundrum would be appreciated, sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris

  263. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    NYM manager is killing me. first he benches EYJ to the point where i drop him (with good reason). then my opp picks him up and he gets a NL start (last 2 starts were only due to having a DH spot). i probably would have picked him up ahead of opp but i wanted to actually see if he started today as actual OF position first. Opp beat lineups by like 2 hours.

  264. Robert Loggia says:
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    Or I could drop Juan Francisco…I’m leaning towards just biting the bullet and holding, but I hate to let Dallas get away.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Robert Loggia: you can reroute planes and bus itineraries these days. call the company.

  265. Cookie Monster says:
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    Hey grey with the news that Alex wood won’t start Saturday & the braves plan to leave wood in the pen does this make him droppable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Joesh says:
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        @Grey:

        Does Wood become one of the more valuable guys in leagues that count holds now or do you still like the old standbys Cody Allen and Tyler Clippard more

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over Clippard

      • Cookie Monster says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for the response Grey!
        Since I’ll be dropping a.wood, who would you add another pitcher who has eligibility at RP or a bat? SP’s I’ve been rolling w/, Strasberg, cueto & tanaka(we start three SP’s), we start three RP’s I’ve had wood there since beginning of season, my other is tanner Roark; bench Papelbon, Gerrit cole & mad bum.

        Now for bats; here’s my starters- Carlos Santana, goldy, pedroia, David wright, Alexi Ramirez, Jhonny peralta, Matt Holliday, Hunter pence, Michael Brantley, Desmond Jennings, Dunn at DH, Dee Gordon At utility. Bench Eric Hosmer , polanco & Bryce Harper on DL.

        This is a 10 tm re draft h2h points league on ESPN.

        For pitchers eligible at RP here’s who I’m looking at; Dallas keuchel, Drew smyly, Josh tomlin, Alfredo Simon, Dustin McGowan, Robbie Ross & Rafael montero depending if he stays up w/ mets & how he is tonight vs Yankees. Out of those I like keuchel best, do you agree?

        Bats; solarte, george springer, justin smoak, Daniel Murphy, Ike Davis, Victorino or gyorko.

        Also if I were to add a SP here’s a few available; iwakuma, Ervin Santana, CJ Wilson, zach wheeler, lackey, cashner, Evovaldi, Matt garza or Liriano ,

        Thanks señor grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Iwakuma, Smyly

          • Cookie Monster says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks Again!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  266. Swfcdan says:
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    Garrett Richards is good, really good.

    Surely he has to be owned in every league now, and pretty much started every time out?

  267. Jay says:
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    what’s with the walks today teheran…damnit I want answers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He has a blister

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: ahhhhh no. i can;t handle any more DL cases

        pop that shizzz cauterize it, rub some dirt on it and GET…ME…MY… Ks

  268. Sange76 says:
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    12 team head to head points keeper

    Asking around…
    Best bet to replace Jose Fernandez
    1. Trade Cano and Craig for scherzer/Felix and dozier.
    2. Trade Adam jones for Gerrit cole
    3. Keep the offense as is and grab josh Beckett, Marco Estrada or Danny Salazar off the wire.

    Offense is Mauer, votto , cano, headley, Reyes, Morneau, jones, pence, Craig, Alex Gordon, prado, bogaerts and Polanco stashed for next year.

    Staff is…was….Jose……Cain, Garrett Richards, Ian Kennedy, Masterson., Matt Harvey stashed as keeper next year.
    What would my best plan be?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  269. Trymore says:
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    Ervin Santana and Hudson for Prince…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prince

  270. Jay says:
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    How long of a leash does Alex Gordon get?

    can grab one of the following and hope for the best with him on the bench for the time being:
    Rajai
    Yelich
    Boneface
    Torii
    Parra
    Rasmus…ehhh
    Da-Jesus
    Pollack

    i know, you’re flooded with emotion after reading those choices…but alas – I need some thoughts.
    Thanks home slice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: interesting, I was thinking Rajai.

        I have Polanco laying in wait for his call up, but I want something else…to get me through this semi-charmed kinda slump gordon is in….yuck

  271. Jay says:
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    Are any of the following SP an immediate add in a 10 team H2H:

    Lyles
    Pomerantz
    Keuchel
    Koehler

    Current staff is:
    Strasburg, Teheran, Lester, Cain, Eovaldi, Tillman, Porcello, Rafael Montero

    Considering dropping Tillman and/or Montero (pending performance tonight)

    SON isn’t too keen on the next starts for any of the possible adds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keuchel

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: would you hold Tillman for now? determining whether to drop him or Reed for Keuchel.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Keuchel

  272. Matt Baumer says:
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    Do I need to sell high on eovaldi

    Could aim for Smyly, ventura, kluber, minor, kennedy

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  273. burningbridges247 says:
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    Grey, I need some sage advice during this white-hot closer mess we are all facing. Here is who I have:
    F-Rod, Rondon, Frieri, Cody Allen

    Available on the wire are:
    O’ Day, Familia, Joe Smith, and JJohnson

    10 team roto. Hold or make a move? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now

  274. Justin says:
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    10 team keeper league, each team gets 5. Trout is on the block. Dude offered him to me for Tulo, Bum, Chapman, and my choice of J Upton or Bruce.

    Gotta keep 1 pitcher, and Samardzija is my best (Latos and Cobb are there as well). So my new keepers would be Trout, Votto, Myers, Bruce/Upton, and Samardzija.

    Thoughts on pulling the trigger or possible counter offers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a lot

      • Justin says:
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        @Grey: It’s also mike trout in a keeper league. Is it too much?

  275. john says:
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    Any interest in McCarthy. He was ranking well in many peripheral s when I was looking and has had a 3 mph velo increase?

    • john says:
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      @john: over say keuchel

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @john: kuechel’s been better so far. plus kuechel doesn’t have at least 2 DL’s a year for over 6 year career, so there’s that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s fine for now

  276. buge hoobs says:
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    ROS – Frieri or Lindstrom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindstrom

  277. Fitz says:
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    Just traded Rizzo and Yordano for Pujols and Buchholz.
    Ok or meh?

    • Jacks says:
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      @Fitz: I think Buchholz is toast and while selling high on Yordano makes some sense, that’s not what you did. Pujols likely to spend some time on the DL and Rizzo is looking really good thusfar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  278. costaricanchata says:
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    gregerson sends grimey and oaktown to the bar .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  279. Jacks says:
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    Alex Wood. Fuk you Fredi.

  280. goodfold2 says:
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    there we go fister, that’ll be enough to trust you for future. first start was awful.
    in 12 team roto where with this staff team’s pitching is tip top, but runs/avg/hits could use serious help. rbi/homer/xbh/ops/steals all average or above.
    shields/liriano/eovaldi/kluber/ventura/porcello/fister/pineda (DL)/cobb (DL). most obv spot to improve would be at IF where i play scooter/espinosa/b.crawford.
    1 what level of IF should i target when pineda comes back? here’s list of IF from teams badly in need of pitching: loney/ike d./rollins/longo/asscab/dj lemeh/reyes/pence (OF). some of those would require me to give up some thing more of course.
    2. any ideas to move one of my better starters for runs/hits/avg at IF?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: also desmond/wright owned by other’s strong in runs/avg and in need of SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shields for Longo

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: in case that one doesn’t go over, would a healthy pineda be fair for any of the others?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Reyes, Asdrubal

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: just noticed fister ROS value is almost exactly that of longoria (17.6 to 17.5), vs shields at 27.7. Might be better to lead with him after another good start or 2.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  281. Benny the Jet says:
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    Freeman for Price. Which side? I also have Hosmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  282. Jason says:
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    In a vacuum (7×7 H2H league incl hits and OPS), would you prefer Pujols or Bautista?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: Thanks as always you lovable mustachio nut you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  283. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Was punked by Brad Miller at SS. Thankfully I drafted Zobrist, so I could slide him over in case Miller pumpkined.

    And there goes that one, too. So now I’m stuck with… Erick Aybar, Jeter, or Brandon Crawford. Fanfuckingtastic.

    Please get hot, Trout. You too, Braun.

  284. KillerB says:
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    Grey, love the writing as usual. would love your opinion on the following dynasty keepers:

    Middlebrooks or Ackley

    Joe Smith or Doolittle

    Please and thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Middlebrooks…. Smith

  285. Jon says:
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    Gallardo or Arenado in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  286. Bryan says:
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    Keuchal or Montero? or better answered after tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tonight

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

    Drop Rasmus for Sugar Cain? Also available: Gyorko, Ozuna, Joyce, Smith, Lake, Crawford, K. Davis, Reddick, Loney..

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  288. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Got kicked in the nuts with Jose Fernandez,as im down i get kicked in the face with Alex Wood coming in as a long reliever after i done set my weekly lineup where he was suppose to make a start…..Gavin Floyd…really!!!…Aaron Harang…really!!….should i hold on for a bit or just chalk it up as a loss?

  289. Derrick says:
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    I’ve got Arenado blocked by Longoria and really have no where to play him unless other guys are off.

    I have Salty at C and was offered Rosario for Arenado. In a vacuum I lose this trade, but looking at my teams situation would you make this move if you were me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  290. Sam C says:
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    8 team league, 12 category (OPS tiebreak)

    I give up Homer Bailey for Mike Napoli. Take this or no? I would do it in the hope of raising my OPS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  291. SteveNZ says:
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    Isn’t Carlos Santana super-slow?

    Yet he just stole a base…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: pujols the other day, the same pujols earlier today commented on barely able to run around bases.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was it against a bad catcher?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: backup, kratz

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: oops, backup, thole.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Slam and legs!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice!

  292. goodfold2 says:
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    ROSSCUP DOWN! Veras back to suck and steal time from my precious neil ramirez. drat.

  293. Nightpandas says:
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    Perez now on the DL but Cuddyer back off soon in my limited moves league:

    1. Keep calm and hold on for the week or so
    2. Grab Keuchel or J Garcia for a spot start (and more if they do well)
    3. Grab Betances

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. Keuchel

  294. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    is Clayton Kershaw 4 Adam Jones fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  295. Ryan741 says:
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    Was offered a trade in a H2H points league of Rizzo for my Rios. Fair? I’ve got quite a few OF, most of them are guys I play matchups/ballparks with based on Hittertron. Stubbs/Dickerson/Melky etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  296. SteveNZ says:
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    Booooo to the SD-CIN postponement.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indeed

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: waited till rosters locked, such b.s.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          Feels a little two steps forward and one back, but Panda might be sorting his shizz out. Has a little hit streak going, the operative word being little.

          Hurt his toe today though…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup, agreed

  297. Philly Phailure says:
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    Hey Grey, I was offered Starlin Castro and Jeff Samardzija for either my Hanley Ramirez or Ian Kinsler. In a points league, do I pull the trigger on this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Philly Phailure says:
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        What if he upgraded from Shark face to Bumgarner? I need help on the pitching side, seeing as how I’m expecting guys like Masterson to not suck every other night

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fine

  298. John Gibbons' Speech Coach says:
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    two questions…

    O’Day or Shaw

    and in the utility spot who you like?

    Smoak, Joyce, pollock, springer, dickerson

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw….Springer

  299. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Want to upgrade aoki. Offer masterson for coco. Sound ok?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  300. apiatt34 says:
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    Thinking of revamping my pitching staff. Would you drop any or all of Masterson, Wheeler and Tillman? Here are some of the available starters…

    Keuchel
    Pomeranz
    Skaggs
    McCallister
    Archer
    Lincecum
    Gausman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler and Tillman for Lincecum and Keuchel

  301. John Gibbons' Speech Coach says:
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    masterson for melky? which side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice username… Melky

  302. Steven says:
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    Hi grey, I’m in a weekly lock league & just got the news that tonight’s reds game has been postponed, would that mean cueto not pitching this week or maybe tomowrow ? I know cincy has a day game tomowrow

    • Steven says:
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      @Steven:

      Disregard this Q, just got a notification that cueto is in fact pitching tomowrow noon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll pitch tomorrow

  303. Bob says:
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    Need a fill in for zobrist at MI for the next week or so with this thumb injury.
    Who ya got in ops h2h?
    Jhonny Peralta
    Alcides Escobar
    Jimmy Rollins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

  304. SpecialFNK says:
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    looking for more advice.

    16 team keeper.

    give- Madison Bumgarner
    get- Josh Donaldson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donaldson, it’s fair

  305. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    montero, not looking bad. 2 hard hit balls (homer,robert’s 2nd triple), first so called triple was just single that EYJ badly misplayed. One of many reasons why triples shouldn’t be an extra category. Only concern is that his count is high (85) considering how only 6 guys have gotten on with 1 BB and 1 K.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, agreed

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: based on 2 walks (not terrible), but pretty high balls total count he had to send a couple of meatball pitches while behind in counts. still pretty ok for first start. wouldn’t start in hitters park till he can get ahead in more counts though. it is nice all those popup and groundball outs though (9 out of 18). as game went on he seemed to have more flyouts, less ground/popup outs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup and yup

  306. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    since when has Odorizzi been a great pitcher? After his first good start i just wrote it off, but now that’s 2 in a row. Liriano/Wily match doing very well for me (own both in at least 3 leagues each)

  307. nick the dick says:
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    Slamtana and legs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  308. Q says:
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    This might not mean any more to you than when people point out the wrong calls you make……but you made two really good calls for me this week, both working out beautifully. Thanks for all your hard work, man.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Q: who were they?

      • Q says:
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        @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now:

        Start Papi over Fielder. 4 hrs and half a dozen R and RBI later……

        Also said Lester over Burnett this week. Lester hasn’t pitched but Burnett wasn’t good. Those were both calls against SON and HT, which shows that what Chata says is right. They are tools to be consulted, not worshipped

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  309. John says:
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    I was about to drop hunter and lg mate gonna drop tillman so he said lets trade. Should i bother got guys like keuchel available.

    I do have limited moves but either way prob dropping gausman for another arm either way so now i would drop for doolittle or allen

    i guess its tillman and (doolitle Allen famiia oday ?)

    Or keuchel and hunter.

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      @John: and all reality i cld drop hunter and gausman, keuchel and doolittle allen ect.

      just taking my time to see something develop before drop hunter for non closer…
      Its annoying that both mgrs like doolittle and allen in hi lvg spots rather than closer!!!

    • Grey

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      I’d make the trade to save a move… Keuchel…

  310. SpecialFNK says:
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    thanks for the help, have another question.

    is Beckett back?

    had this offer.

    give- James Shields, DJ LaMahieu
    get- Josh Beckett, Mark Teixeira.

    is the risk worth it?

    • Grey

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      I wouldn’t do that

  311. Jonas says:
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    Grey, have you got your Hoes jersey yet?